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I just want to wander off and be happy. At this time, I am going through a life renaissance thing where I revisit my whole life sequentially. All this list making is sort of like cartography for my life. I realise I know so little about the world now and the future looks like I'm going to know even less. I think I am at least two people; the person who is so responsible, loyal, reasonable and prot...

Manali follows:
  • a black lace bra
  • A pair of high black boots
  • Kate Spade sleep shirt
  • Bright Pink Gucci Scarf
  • a selection of grey and black tee shirts
  • a few pairs of jeans
  • a neutral colored down jacket
  • trench coats
  • printed summer dresses
  • black closed toe heels
  • my fit-bit
  • striped tee-shirts
  • party tops with sequins
dec 4 2016 ∞
dec 4 2016 +
  • There's a light that never goes out - The Smiths
  • Raindrops - Regina Spektor
  • All you need is love - The Beatles
  • Everybody - Ingrid Michaelson
  • Stereo Love - Edward Maya
  • Penguin and Bromance - Avicii
  • Sanctuary - Gareth Emery
  • 21 - Adele
apr 1 2012 ∞
apr 1 2012 +
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  • A Pink GUESS watch that Anthony bought me for my 20th birthday.
  • Birthday Wine glass filled with hershey's kisses and reeses cups in pink and gold that Valine got me when she picked me up at the airport.
  • Care package that mom sent to San Francisco for my birthday with a pretty bag and lots of bollywood movie DVDs.
  • Ritu Kumar tops that Chiraayu gave me in addition to throwing me an awesome 17th birthday party at his house.
    • At that same party, Prateeksha got me this huge poster she designed using awesome pictures from Ambani and assembling birthday wishes she had everyone write me.
    • Anthony got me an apple which was the only edible present I've ever gotten on my birthday, except chocolates. It was very memorable nonetheless.
feb 5 2010 ∞
feb 5 2010 +
  • Kate from Kate and Leopold
  • Robin Scherbatsky from How I met your mother
  • Rachel from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  • Emily from the Devil wears Prada
  • Bridget from Bridget Jones's Diary
  • Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Geet from Jab We Met
jan 20 2010 ∞
jan 20 2010 +
  • Broccoli Soup
  • Cheese and Bread Soup
  • Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil
  • Open toast sandwiches
  • Choco hotpots
  • Quadruple Chocolate Loaf cake
  • Butterscotch Banana Muffins
  • Popcorn 3 ways
  • Couscous
  • Christmas Cake
  • Cheese toast with a twist
  • Pancakes with strawberries/blueberry syrup
  • The Original Swiss Cheese Fondue
  • BMT Panini
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Flambed Raspberries
  • Baked apple with cinnamon butterscotch sauce
  • Crepes Suzette
  • Warm Salad of roasted pepper, broccoli an...
jan 2 2010 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
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I get that it's 2 days past Christmas but since there was so much going on (my 20th Birthday, trying to meet friends and ex boyfriends, watching movies on Tata Sky Plus...) I finally found some time today. So here goes:

  • A Volkswagen Jetta before May 2010.
  • Internship at Fox Searchlight Pictures for Summer 2010.
  • A new MacBook Pro.
  • More natural pictures with friends so I can finish making the project I took on - now that my photoshop skills are off the hook.
  • A British Accent. Kind of like the one Nigella Lawson has or maybe even Daisy Beaumont. I wouldn't mind looking like them either if that comes with the package.
  • Kareena Kapoor's hair in Jab we Met.
  • A super sexy boyfriend. Like Hugh Jackman in Kate and Leopold. Since I'm so much l...
dec 27 2009 ∞
dec 27 2009 +
  • Living away from your child. It must be so hard for my mom to live away from her daughter for almost 5 years now.
  • Getting your children to eat nutritious food.
  • Making sure they aren't being bullied in school.
  • Teaching kids that stealing is the worst of all crimes and punishing them severly when they find stolen goods in their kids' bags after they return from school. A classmate of mine from 3rd grade used to steal my dinosaur staedtler pencils all the time. I must have lost at least 20 of them and reprimanded by my mother before I realised she had been stealing them from me all this while. It was quite sad and I still remember her name was Rupanjali and I can never so much as look in her direction without being disgusted now.
  • Giving them everything they want without ...
dec 9 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
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  • More knowledge of music.
  • Rome , TV show.
  • A creative advertising internship position at Fox Searchlight, thanks Simon!
  • Switching my major to something more "ME"
  • Pandora
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Start eating meat, thanks C baby =)
  • Watch Food Inc. which makes me question the origins of my organic apples. Genetically modified seed systems? Instant ripening of fruits? Ima kill you Valine haha.
  • Write a book about my life. Especially Ambani days.
dec 8 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
  • Myself

"The world is filled with unlikely friendships. How do they begin? With one person desperately in need and the other, willing to lend a helping hand. When such kindness is offered, we are finally able to see the worth of those we had previously written off. And before we know it a bond has formed – regardless of whether others can understand it. Yes, unlikely friendships start up everyday. No one understands this more than the lonely. In fact, it’s what we count on."

dec 5 2009 ∞
jun 29 2011 +

Half my DVD library is with Joe right now. To be honest, I think I would like for all those films to be there because even I don't enjoy bollywood films as much as he does but here's my collection

  • Kurbaan (thanks to Shikha)
  • 3 Idiots (Also thanks to Shikha)
  • Ratatouille
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Socha na tha
  • Swades
  • Dil Chahta Hai
  • Kal ho na ho
  • The Lizzie McGuire movie (I know what you're thinking but it used to be my favourite movie a decade ago haha)
  • Jane Eyre
  • Atonement
  • The complete seasons of F.R.I.E.N.D.S including bonus features.
  • The Tudors season 1
jan 18 2010 ∞
jan 18 2010 +
  • I have this feeling that my cellphone is going to ring, and it does!
  • I did not hit you, I simply high-fived your face.
  • I wish you could mute your parents sometimes.
  • BRB. I'm not actually going anywhere, you're just being very annoying.
  • Calling someone hoping they won't answer.
  • I always skip the first piece of bread
  • I edit forwards with bad spelling before I resend them.
  • I Wish Music Played During Epic Moments of My Life and Not Just in Movies.
  • Would you like some epic with that fail?
  • Oh, you guys are hanging out? Funny, yesterday you were talking about her.
  • Ok, Mom/Dad I got the point, you can stop talking now
  • Thanks to Ed Hardy I recognize morons rig...
dec 29 2009 ∞
dec 29 2009 +
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  • Hot chocolate/caramel brulee/peppermint mocha from Starbucks on cold winter morning. Or even on a rainy day.
  • Going to class. Especially when it's an interesting class like International Relations or any of my GEs.
  • Reading a new book. The smell and touch of new pages is heavenly.
  • Shopping on 3rd street Promendade, Santa Monica.
  • My Roommate to go home/go out and socialise.
  • Baking a nice dessert or trying a new recipe for that matter.
  • Sleeping after a hard day at work.
  • A long shower when I'm stressed.
  • Curling up in bed and watching How I met your mother before I go to bed.
  • Meeting friends and going out to dinner.
  • Going back to Bombay in December =)
  • Driving and getting a new car.
dec 9 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
  • You see better when you are scared.
  • An average man spends 145 days of his life shaving.
  • Hitler was voted TIME magazine's man of the year in 1938.
  • If you pee in the shower, you can save 1157 gallons of water each year.
  • Paraskavedeka is the fear of Friday the 13th.
  • An average person has over 1460 dreams a year.
  • The Beatles used the world LOVE 613 times in ther songs.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to wrong parents, daily.
  • Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
dec 9 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
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  • Ted Mosby, How I met your Mother

And that's the extent of my knowledge of good dads on TV. Although, it does raise some important points about the nature and quality of parenting in America.

dec 7 2009 ∞
dec 8 2009 +
  • Obviously, getting wrinkles is going to top my list.
  • Having to eat healthy.
  • My grandparents are not healthy and I have high risk of acquiring cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity through my genetic make-up which greatly worries me.
  • Not being able to go to school/college/hang out with friends and party like a rockstar.
  • Being made fun of by younger people, especially if and when I start struggling with newer technology.
  • Not being able to find anyone else if my marriage/relationships fail.
  • Losing my impeccable memory.
  • Reading glasses, or worse, not being able to read =(
  • Not being able to go into stores like Forever 21 and M.A.C. and LUSH.
dec 9 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
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  • British accents.
  • Greco-Roman Mythlogy.
  • Summer dresses from Promod. If I set my eyes upon one, I absolutely have to have it.
  • Delicious desserts. Life is in fact, short and one must eat dessert first.
  • Caged booties from Victoria's Secret.
  • M.A.C. cosmetics. Best gifts for any occasion.
  • Watching my favourite band perform live.
  • Taboo contests.
  • A hot guy in class.
  • Dinner at Moshe's
  • Conversations that last the whole night.
  • Shakespearean plays.
  • Stationery. Especially staedtler triplus fineliners, journals, notepads, post its, flags and highlighters.
  • Handbags.
dec 6 2009 ∞
dec 6 2009 +

This is funny because I am sitting in my IR 369 class and we're talking about the Berlin Wall

  • When East Germany built the Berlin Wall
  • When Julius Caesar was assassinated. If I were there, that would not have happened.
  • When Augustus was crowned emperor of Rome
  • When Henry Tudor VIII married Anne Boleyn.
  • When Henry Tudor VIII executed Anne Boleyn.
  • When the Armenian genocide took place.
  • When Germany attacked and seized Poland
  • When Hitler committed suicide
  • When America obtained the Nuclear Bomb
  • When India was partitioned and the British left
  • When Kashmir was divided
mar 8 2010 ∞
apr 24 2010 +

In answering these questions, I am going to refer to India as my country.

  • Ignorance . If a cab driver sticks up a sign to use the other side of the door, people will purposely open the loose/malfunctioning door and then get annoyed at the cabbie.
  • Eve-teasing . I think it's a social problem and we aren't doing enough to punish those who make it miserable for women to walk on the street. And if you lose nerve when you're harassed on the street and react excessively, you only make matters worse for yourself by firing the enthusiasm of the jerk.
  • Tardiness . People are always late and nobody will respect your time unless you obtain enough power to punish those who are late. In general, dinner at 8 means dinner at 10:30 if you're lucky. Else we blame it on the traffic at Haji Ali.
  • Dust, pollution, dirt, humidity, garbage,...__Lack of discipline__ .
dec 9 2009 ∞
dec 9 2009 +
  • Six Flags , Los Angeles
  • Disneyland , CA
  • Essel World , Bombay
  • Fantasy Land , Bombay
  • Knott's Berry Farm , Los Angeles
  • Jurong Bird Park , Singapore
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium , San Francisco
  • Genting Highlands , Malaysia
jan 21 2010 ∞
jan 21 2010 +
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Notting Hill
  • Stepmom
  • Kate and Leopold
  • You've got Mail
  • When Harry met Sally
  • Love Aaj Kal
  • Socha Na Tha
  • He's just not that into you
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
  • 27 Dresses
  • Wake up Sid
  • The Break-up
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Eurotrip
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Andaaz Apna Apna
  • How to lose a guy in 10 days
  • I love you, Man
  • Jab We Met
  • Dil Chahta Hai
jan 18 2010 ∞
jun 30 2011 +
  • If I were a month, I would be April
  • If I were a day of the week, I would be Friday
  • If I were a time of the day, I would be Midnight
  • If I were a planet, I would be Earth
  • If I were a sea animal, I would be A Starfish or a seahorse
  • If I were a direction, I would be West
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I would be An antique rosewood chest
  • If I were a sin, I would be Pride
  • If I were a historical figure, I would be Julius Caesar
  • If I were a liquid, I would be Peach Schnapps
  • If I were a stone, I would be Turquoise
  • If I were a tree, I would be A Spruce
  • If I were a bird, I would be A Duck
  • If I were a tool, I would be A knife
  • If I were a flower, I would be A tulip
  • If I were a kind of weather, I would be Cloudy
  • If I were a musical instrument, I would be A Piano
  • If I were an animal, I would be A Penguin
dec 29 2009 ∞
dec 29 2009 +

So this year is almost over but I do have a bunch of things to look forward to

  • Ben's going away party on Saturday Dec 12.
  • Leave LA for Bombay on 17th of December.
  • Celebrate my 20th birthday with friends.
  • Go to Baroda and spend time with family.
  • New Year's
    • Celebrate with family plus it's going to be Mom's Birthday.
    • Celebrate in Bombay with all the Ambaniites since Yash is throwing this big party.
dec 11 2009 ∞
dec 11 2009 +
  • Ratatouille
  • A Bug's Life
  • Wall-E
  • Cinderella
  • Pinocchio
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Incredibles
  • Ice Age
  • Madagascar
  • Heidi (The TV series)
  • TinTin (TV series)
  • South Park (All time favourite =)
dec 7 2009 ∞
dec 7 2009 +
  • Writing the first paragraph of a term paper
  • Securing a lobster clasp which explains why I don't wear as much jewelry as I would like to.
  • Keeping up with new music
  • Keeping in touch with friends
  • Resolving fights
  • Getting my point across articulately
  • Remembering to think before I speak
  • Learning to drive a car
  • Getting over Chiraayu
dec 5 2009 ∞
dec 6 2009 +