Friday, August 20, 2010

Air Devil with the Biggest Smile n Heart ~ By my Guest Pinakini

This is my celebrations for reaching 200 blog posts.... A lot of you will wonder, why am I not making something fancy to celebrate it. Getting to the 200th post has been a journey full of wonderful people who walked with me in life and some joined me thru the blog world.

So I thought of having an event called 'Celebrations' where I would open out my blog to some of my friends who would share some parts of their journey with me as Guest Posts......

My guest today is Pinakini. She's known to me thru my colleague Vivek and his wife Pushpanjali. She's Pushpanjali's sister.... Haven't met her as often as would like in the physical world as I have on facebook.

She's such a lively person whose presence illuminates any party(really knows how to kick it up) n who loves Chocolate as much as I do :)

Her updates on facebook evoke such strong reactions amongst us... :) We have a rollicking time. Some of her status's read like this.....
" Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain..... Cherish the moment, let go of the pain..... Live, laugh, love, forgive and forget..... lifes too short to be living with regrets!!!"

"News Flash - - - "Scientists ve revealed that beer contains traces of female hormones.
To prove the theory, scientists fed 100 men 12 pints of beer each. They observed that 100% of them gained weight, talked excessively without ...making sense, became emotional and couldn't drive..... No further testing is planned." LOL :-D"

"If you don't think sin is fun, you haven't been committing the right sins. ;-)"

"When you meet someone who is nice, can cook and do housework--don't hesitate a minute--marry him !!!!!! Ha ha ;)"

"Sign on a plumber's truck: 'We repair what your husband just fixed.' "

"Humko jo mili hai zindagi.... gaati hai... hasti hai.... pagli si hai zara.... moody hai.... ziddi hai....Ruthe bhi.... maane bhi.... har lamha nayi Hai zindagi.... lovin it!!!! :))"

"Huge Raindrops splattering on my windscreen.... Beautiful love ballads on the radio... Bas ek garam chai ki pyaali ho..... :-)"

"Think everyone should go to college, get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender, six months as a cabdriver and six months bagpacking.... Then they would really be educated !!!!! :)"

"Devoured a whole bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk Silk.... Wow what a start.... Hope the rest of the day is as sweet !!!!!!!! :-D"

She's married to Sanjeev and the 2 of them manage Air Devils, a flying club which is the epitome of breaking into a new world of adventure, discovery, & excitement. Her sense of adventure is amazing... takes n the new, wild and loveable with equal ease.
Her daughter Yashna is equally a bright spark and enjoys being clicked as much as her mummy n masi n me. With vivek arround, there's no dirth of pictures for us posers.

A small something for the Indian readers of Pinakini.... She will select 1 lucky commenter to win complimentary vouchers of Kairali, Andheria Modh, New Delhi. It's an ayurvedic heath center which offers holistic benefits. So be sure to leave a note at the end of this post with your location. Readers in other countries can share the same with anyone in proximity of the restaurant.

Pinakini Writes.....
The first time I heard about this girl, in, my brother-in-law's office, who was lookin ‘oh so amazin’ cos she had lost oodles n oodles of weight…. And I felt an instant sense of bonding…. I think only the ‘biggest losers’ know the perseverance, mental strength and effort required to lose big !!!

I can think of a number of things Nachi n I DON’T have in common… for starters I think we've met just a couple of times…. There’s a huge age difference…. Yes yes I am the older one…. The part time working, full time wife n mom whose main focus is home n family… Work is second… third… fifth… er can I make it last… on my list of priorities… Nachi is young, successful, gorgeous… Add to that a high flying career !!!

Pinakini DOES NOT like cooking…. In fact if it wasn’t this 11 yr old goin on 40… Who, in a bite, glares n grouches “ mommmm… ye aapne nahi banaaya hai na…!!!!!”… amply backed by her dad… I don’t think I would really venture into the kitchen!!! Simply put, I cook only coz it gives me a ridiculous sense of satisfaction to see whats going into their stomachs ….. and yes, the smiles on their faces are bliss :)

Whereas Nachi BAKES… cooks… broils… grills… I mean it’s a passion with a capital P !!!! and BAKES WOW !!! I've been special enough to be presented with the delliiiciiioouus cakes, desserts n not to mention the scrumptious banoffie pies which can give Big Chill in Delhi a good run for their money!!! And anybody whose eaten at Big Chill knows what a compliment this is!!!!

Like I said earlier, Nachi n I have not really interacted much… We don’t party, work or socialize together… We haven’t even gone out for any holidays or trips or have very many common friends… so much so that if u ask me what her favorite place, favorite food or even favorite color is, I would draw a blank BUT THEN there is ONE thing that binds us together… That is our zest for life…. We both have this passion and positivity towards life… The hunger to seize each day…. Make the most of every moment… Live, love, laugh… fly……the world is ours to take :)

So lets keep ROCKING baby…… DIVAS in our sphere…


Monica A.Gore said...

Hellows Nachi!!! These days M very regular with your blog entries...after all it’s celebration time. :-) But this time after seeing the guest post, somehow I couldn’t resist myself writing again. I know you through Infoedge & also know that we are not strongly bonded (Empathy required for accepting this in an open place like this) but yes there is certainly some chemical reaction as rightly depicted by Ms.Pinakini –
Instant Bonding ~ Trust, Warmth, Fun, Advice (Eg: Weight Loss still on...) & last but not the least our mutual admiration for FOOOD.

Now how do I know Pinakini??? You see long equation: Infoedge > Vivek Sir > (1 client - UKLI meeting + Few Interactions + FB friend list) > Pushpanjali (Met only once during 99acres trip & Missed 1 opportunity of meeting her again in Bangalore) => NACHI <= ( Infoedge colleague & Common friend) > Pinakini ( Tagged in all party pictures of Vivek Sir with her patented infectious smile, specially not to miss that black Saree one + Her witty FB comments + AirDevils Group)

You can easily get that positive aura and for a while want to believe in all the positive things happening around. No I don’t know you, not even as close as to what Nachi knows about you but yes I truly admire your ‘Fascination towards Life’…How to make others laugh, Love & Dedication for your family without losing your own Identity.

So kudos to our 2 lovely ladies for showing the world some SOFT WWF Skills ;-)

God Bless!!!!


P.S. Nachi I know how strongly you want to give this voucher to me but damn this distance kills. Never mind...Cake treat would do. LOLZ

Shuchi said...

Great Post!!
Cheers to the spirit!!

Keep Rocking :)