Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Why do we feel bad when things don't happen the way we planned? Is it because we have a kept unrealistic expectations? or is it because people, on whom you base your expectations, just screw up? Or is it because we always want things to be perfect or close to it atleast, which is a unrealistic expectation, coz nothing can be perfect! Or can it be? So, should we keep expectations? Not meeting them leads to dissatisfaction, pain, agony, depression. And meeting them leads to exactly the opposite of what I just typed. But is it worth it? Putting ourselves into a situation where the probability of failure and success is exactly the same - is it worth it? What if we don't keep any expectations? Every time something works out, it will be a moral victory. If it doesn't, well, we couldn't care less! We didn't bother. But keeping expectations, 'good' expectations, is heartening, gives you something to look forward to, something to dream about, something to wait for, coz the sheer fulfillment of those expectations is blissful. And what if our expectations are very realistic, hardly out of the ordinary, and still aren't fulfilled, for reasons that we cannot control or influence?

So, is there a trade-off? What is the trade-off?

Friday, January 4, 2008


A major task preceding the wedding got taken care of yesterday: The Suit! :) Yes, I bought my suit last night and what a beauty it is! For weeks I had imagined what it was going to be and often wondered if I'd ever find one like that. But yesterday I did! :) Massimo Dutti had an exact replica of my imaginative suit. I took, at most, 7-8 min, after trying it on, to decide I was going to buy it, despite the obscene price tag attached to it, which I conveniently decided to ignore! :p. My bro thought it was made for me. And about an hour later, we walked out of the store, me absolutely delighted (read: on top of the world!) on my latest addition (almost - it gets delivered to me on Monday) to my wardrobe. And did I mention, I also bought my shoes - a pair of Steve Madden, which I felt went beautifully with my suit.

So, all in all, it was a very productive (that also got me on the verge of bankruptcy!) evening of shopping. I still have some more to do but what remains is just the tip of the iceberg!

05 Jan 08: Quick update - I purchased my sherwani today!!! Now I feel I am really going to get married! Got it at a good bargain price. After trying it on, I got my first compliment as well, which was by Ruhi, who said, "Now you really look like a Dulha!". And, ofcourse, I love it! :)