Gifts for Mother’s Day!!! #LoveandRelationships

Mother’s Day is round the corner and the market is flooded with various gifts, flowers, schemes in restaurants and pizza hubs.

Since a decade or so, the celebration of this day has kicked the market and the children’s emotions are satiated by celebrating this day and the market does a brisk business on such celebrations.

When we were young, we weren’t aware of the celebrations but thanks to technology and globalization, now we too ardently wait for the celebration on this D day.

My idea is to gift something which can be readily used by the receiver and a Mother, a symbol of love craves for love and care from her offspring and though at the time of the birth, the connection is severed but the connection of hearts remains intact throughout life.

Gifts for Mother’s Day:

1. A beautiful saree or the latest trend of sober dress can be a great gift for the Moms. Buy a dress of her color choice and give her a surprise. She will be very happy for your concern for her and I am sure she will turn emotional while accepting the gift.

2. Perfume can be one of the best gift for Moms. Before buying, introspect her dressing table and find her choice and give her a surprise.

3. Trendy Jewelry: Women and jewelry are indispensable, so buy it for her as your pocket allows. If she is longing to have some piece of jewelry but aren’t able to make it, buy for her. She would be touched. Generally, Moms are more concerned about their children and save for them and in the run of saving for the future, at times, they sacrifice their wishes. If you are earning, gift her the piece that she longs for.

4. Lady Purse: A purse as a gift can be wonderful and the size of the purse should be in respect of her profession or wish. A child well knows their mother’s choices, so gift her accordingly.

5. Cosmetics & Skin care Products: These days market is flooded with cosmetics & skin care products of all range. Gift her according to her skin type and cosmetics as per her choice. Women love to dress and maintain her style and her favorite product will tickle her soul.

 6. Coffee Mug: Gift her a coffee mug with her image imprinted on it. She will love to have coffee and if you are staying long distance, this small token of love will always be cherished by her.

7. Book a table at restaurant: Take her out to the market and surprise her with her favorite cuisine. She always presents sumptuous meals, throw a party on this eve.

8. Cook her favourite dish and melt her heart by your hard work and love.

9. Gift her a voucher of spa and she will be delighted to relax at spa rejuvenation program and will feel fresh and lively.

10. Gift her a bunch of flowers of her choice, sing a song for her and submit yourself fully on this day.

Mother’s day is not a day to be celebrated. Celebrate everyday by showering love and concern for her keeping tantrums aside.

Women love to flaunt their wardrobe and are conscious about her looks and persona and these gifts will help her to maintain her style and a gift from her children are really heart warming for her.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!


Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder

I WAS VERY HAPPY



In just two unplanned meetings, we couldn’t judge each other’s feelings but there was a charm in his demeanor which had caught my attention & I eagerly waited for him. Why, l didn’t know?
 I had noted down his number & wished to talk, but something was stopping me from taking the initiative. Ishmeet didn’t have my number so he couldn’t reach me & I had the no.but certain inhibitions were not letting to step forward, but I had to take the plunge. After much brooding, an idea struck me. I texted my no.& soon my mobile rang displaying his number…my heart beats raced faster & felt goose bumps all over.
 “Hello”
 “Hello…hi Ishi. How are you dear?”…he said
,”Fine & you…” I replied
 “Took long to give a call, seem busy. I was desperately waiting for your call. I shared my no. but you didn’t …you take time…u believes in EMI’S…what u say…” He laughed.
 Was it sarcasm or mocking or just a tease, tough to make out but the words which he addressed was taken in note by me, “dear and desperate”
 “Is he really interested in me?”…this haunted me but was very early to conclude & I was in no mood to hurry…better to wait. But this mind or conscience says but the matter of heart is different…it is not decisive or logical…doesn’t know to reason…just knows to beat making you impatient…&basket of expectations….inflating…keeping you on toes…only knows to take chances…the best part of losing your heart is it keeps you happy to the core and adds glow to your persona which is not missed by onlookers….so this is the first step of love…deep crush which crushes your soul emitting fragrance of sweet puppy love.
 “Hmmm…You can say so…b’coz I acted the way but Ishmeet…first time it was intentional, but I missed it in second chance when we met by chance…” I replied softly unlike my persona who is a dominant self, but this leap was taken by heart.
 “Can we meet.” He asked
 “We have already met,” I said mockingly…now it was my chance.
 “We met accidentally, but now I want to meet you…planned one…or can I put it this way…are you coming with me on a date…I feel that sounds better” He said in a calm tone.
 I wished, but I wished to keep him waiting…testing him…we girls love to keep the boys waiting…this wasn’t me; this was my false pride to test his eagerness.
 “Ok, I will see” I replied in a cold tone.
 He asked me to join on hangout to chat…I feel my cold response put him off over mobile.
 I never liked chatting on Fb or Hangout, but my eagerness drove me. In late evenings, we talked on hangout…and there were more exchanges…more of leg pulling…kidding…sometimes I felt like a child has emerged in me…enjoying the moments childishly.
 He ran a Dance Institute in Delhi….it was a prominent one…and he was more conversant in Salsa…and I was interested in fine arts & I didn’t want to waste this opportunity which had come to me uninvited & it would be a better way to meet each other to understand…I had not conveyed to Ishmeet, but it was there in the back of my mind, engrossed in his thoughts I don’t know when I slept.
 Ring on the mobile broke my deep slumber, I hurriedly woke up. Aww…It was 10:30 am…
“Hello”
 “Hi, Dear Ishi…” Ishmeet was on the line
 “Hi Ishmeet…hope all is fine….calling so early,” I said.
 “Early. It’s not early, Early bird, its 10:30. Are you day dreaming? He said teasingly.
 “Yeah…yeah, but today I have off so I don’t care to check time. I was just relaxing. No tension in weekends.” I replied coolly, I didn’t wish him to know that I was sleeping till this time of the hour so tried to pacify.
 “Are we meeting today?” Ishmeet asked bluntly.
 “Not yet decided, did we discuss yesterday to meet? I don’t think so, we did. Let me think over?” I said been sarcastic, testing his patience, I knew it wasn’t fair from my part, but we girls are like that. We run after mirage but doubt the real people & I was doing the same thing & was enjoying the thrill.
 “No thinking over, you have thought a lot, just listen you are coming to Barista CP by 4 pm today, no excuses…Bye,” said disconnecting the line.
 I was taken aback, how can he ask me so confidently or command me within such a short span of time & be sure that I will be there…
 Many queries emerged abruptly…
 Why was he so adamant to meet me?
 Was he trying to be dominant?
 I had a habit of reasoning and I tried to reconcile our conversations & concluded that Ishmeet was a nice guy and because I was taking lot of time in deciding, he took this way & he didn’t wish to lose the opportunity as in working days, it wasn’t possible to meet with ease.
 I too wished to meet him & today I was already late in finishing my daily chores. I hurriedly finished my daily chores of cleaning, washing and home decor & today I needed ample time to groom myself to meet my new found friend who was dear to me & I desired to look special today.
 My wardrobe was full of dresses but couldn’t make my mind what to wear for the evening…in this quorum of deciding I took more than an hour today…my expertise of taking decision in haste seemed to disappear today…I pinched several times whether I was the same Ishi who is famous for taking hasty decisions…where I had landed today….in the World of Dreams Chasing My Prince of My Dream.
Throughout the day off & on, I was checking my mobile for call or Sms…But no call or Sms till I left my place for Barista Cafe. I didn’t take Metro route instead I took a taxi to reach the fixed destination.
 I reached Barista on time but no sign of Ishmeet. I searched hither & thither and then took a seat inside. I felt bit low, was he trying to fool me & many untoward thoughts cropped up but still deep inside there was a feeling that he will come…with the conviction he had said , he won’t let me down. Music playing in the background soothed the turmoil inside me…
Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder….sending shivers throughout with this unfamiliar touch. I turned my head back…there Ishmeet was standing with a broad smile spread across his face….a tall figure was standing in front of me clad in a T-shirt & Denims.
 “Hi, Ishi.You are looking awesome” He squeezed my hands softly, a touch of him just made me shiver, I was speechless. The way his gaze followed…I was merely dumb, but now I was sure that I can leap forward to bind myself in this beautiful relationship. I was very happy.
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#This has been written for the post of Indispire, “Love comes in all shapes & sizes. Blog about a love story that inspires you the most! “

THOSE 21 DAYS OF MY LIFE

I had just stepped in my sweet sixteen & I was noticed by someone, a complete stranger whom I didn’t recognize …but whenever I stepped out of the house for school or went on the roof, I marked a tall lanky guy’s gaze following me. I felt nervous as well as self-conscious. He had marked my school timings as well as evening timings when we all friends would gather on the rooftop. Most of the time, I found him. In beginning, I thought it might be coincidence but gradually I did understand that he was purposely there but he was a sober guy & never marked comments, just watched me from the corners of his eyes. When I met his gaze, I felt uncomfortable & more self-conscious. It continued for a few weeks, by then he had gathered some courage & had started waving hands whenever he spotted me.
 
 
 
 
Now I was pretty sure that his eyes frantically searched me & he waited for me. There was a marked age difference between us, I was in the tenth standard & he was in final year of PG…a remarkable difference…I was on the verge of leaving the school & he was ready to enter into the world of realities, at this tender age, I wasn’t sure what his gaze or signals meant. I did not have the courage to respond but gradually I too felt a liking for him…his tall tan handsome figure too caught my attention & my eyes too searched him. I believe he had guessed my intentions so he hid behind the railings of his terrace to catch a glimpse of me.
 
 
I started getting conscious of my looks & dresses…a tender age of sweet 16 is filled with dreams where only romance, joys & happiness exist; no place for sorrow…I was no exception…exchange of signs & signals continued for few more weeks & an unsaid bond developed between us….which gave way to visit his house, he was my neighbor & I mustered up the courage to visit his house along with my friend. At that impressionable & reckless age, when one develops liking for someone, an inevitable courage develops & we dare.
 
 
He welcomed me in his house & was quite calm & composed. I was very nervous within but maintained my composure on the front. It was a quiet intro as he knew much about me…he had the details of me…it assured me that he was interested in me. His sharp looks & personality had a charm, which drew my attention towards him & his quite composed self-attracted me more. He offered a hand of friendship & I was dumb…speechless & motionless…and my silence was taken as a token of acceptance, he came near my side & whispered, ” I want you to be my friend & I see in you more than a friend, Will you be my friend? “
 
 
 

I just smiled & left his place with my heads down. I was blushing; my cheeks felt hot & couldn’t dare to meet his eyes.

It was a totally different feeling; never ever experienced before but I mutely
developed a crush for him & I too frantically searched for him. We started
meeting each other either at my rooftop or at his place & enjoyed the company of each other. There was a gap of more than eight years but never felt the gap.
He was very friendly & he cared a lot & maintained the decorum of a
the pure relationship, never ever dared to touch me or come closer to me which developed a strong faith in him.

 
I was totally engrossed in his thoughts…romance was in the air, I was on cloud nine…would dance to the tune of songs…would hardly meet him for few minutes in a day but the rest of twenty-four hours. I sailed in his thoughts, felt his proximity around me….my small world revolved
around him & life appeared colorful & beautiful; the effect of the crush or infatuation for him.
 
It was short lived & this wonderful dream that we were weaving together lasted for only twenty-one days & my world came crashing down…crushing my dreams & I was the sole spectator of this whole wreckage which left me shattered.
 
What made him decide to leave me…I could never ever understand….the day he severed with me…he was very composed but our gazes didn’t meet…requested me to keep myself away from him as there was no future of this relationship…we couldn’t get the support of the family members due to remarkable age difference..blah blah…I couldn’t utter a single word….tears flowed incessantly & his every word pierced my heart…I
cried & cried. He wished me good luck for my future & left me once for
all.
 
I felt my knees weak & for a few couples of days…it wasn’t easy to cope up….untoward thoughts buzzed my mind leaving me restless but never ever had ill feeling for the guy, who had filled twenty-one days of my life with beautiful colors of rainbow & I had for the first time felt the ecstasy of love though it was short lived…I desired to captivate him in my thoughts for all my life but destiny had other plans for me.
 
Now I am granny of two beautiful granddaughters, but still, the memory of my first crush is intact in my memory & whenever I travel down in the reminiscences, I feel wonderful & still I don’t harbor any grudge for him but holds respect for him. At that tender age, he colored my life with varied hues of his love & care & never ever he hurt me in anyway.
 
 I never ever met that person in my life….but now somewhere I feel that he deliberately broke with me because we belonged to different sections of society & in the eighties, society didn’t approve of it. It was next to impossible to get the acceptance & he was matured enough to understand the facts of life which I was ignorant of, he left me for my betterment…so he was truly my well-wisher & didn’t wish to see me suffer….his early realization saved me from getting insane in his thoughts…though at that stage I felt I was the loser.

 

I don’t know where he is…I have deep regards for him & a soft corner do exist within me, but this never marred my relationship with my hubby or my family members…I was successful in delivering my relationship.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

 
 
 
 

दिल ने कुछ कहा कुछ हमसे कुछ तुमसे

दिल ने कुछ कहा
कुछ हमसे कुछ तुमसे
हमने सुन कर मुस्कुराया
तुम गुमसुम बन बैठे ।।

हमारी मुस्कुराहट ने मचा दी तबाही
बिना बात के नासुर बन गए
क्या मेरी यही सजा थी मुस्कुराने की
मैंने तो अपनी बर्बादी पर मुस्कुराया
वो समझ बैठे मैंने उनकी खिल्ली उङा दी
मैंने तो सोचा था मेरी मुस्कुराहट
उनकी दुनिया को रंगनियों से सजा देगी
अंजाने में मैंने तो अपनी दुनिया ही उजाङ दी ।।

दिल ने कुछ कहा
कुछ हमसे कुछ तुमसे
इतनी तकल्लुफ से तो अच्छा था
पूछ लेते मुझ से मेरी मुस्कुराने का राज
गम को धुएें में उङा कर
कुछ कहकहे सुना देती
तो तुम भी मेरे संग मुस्कुरा देते
मैं भी कुछ क्षण के लिए
अपने गम को भूल कर
तुम्हारे साथ ठहाके लगा लेती।।

मेरी भी शिकन दूर हो जाती
और तुम भी मुस्कुरा देते
दूरियाँ नजदिकीयाँ में बदल जाती
और दिल तन्हां ना रहता
दिल ने कुछ कहा
कुछ हमसे कुछ तुमसे।।

 —– इला

DATE WITH A WOMAN WHO LOVED ME

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you but I know
this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work
and my three children had made it possible to visit her occasionally. That
night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. ‘What’s wrong,
are you well,’ she asked?
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
‘I thought that it would be pleasant to be with
you,’ I responded.
‘Just the two of us. ‘She thought about it for a
moment, and then said, ‘I would like that very much…That Friday after work, as
I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.

When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on… She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s.
‘I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, ‘she said, as she got into the car. ‘They can’t wait to hear about our meeting’.
We went to a restaurant although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Large print. Halfway through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.
A nostalgic smile was on her lips.
‘It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,’ she said.
‘Now it’s time for you to relax and let me return the favor,’ I responded.
 During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s life.
We talked so much that we missed the movie.
As we arrived at her house later, she said, ‘I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.’ I agreed.
‘How was your dinner date?’ asked my wife when I got home.
‘Very nice. Much more than I could have imagined,’ I answered.
A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to fulfill my pending desire to accompany her.
Sometime later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place where mother and I had dined.
An attached note said: ‘I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me, I love you, my son.’

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: ‘I LOVE YOU’ and to give our loved ones the time they deserve.



Nothing in life is more important than Good
friends and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things
cannot be put off till some other time. Tomorrow is a hope but a uncertainty,
you never know what tomorrow holds for you, so, start from the day that you
have in hand.
It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter
that tells what kind of life you have lived!

WHEN I HELD YOU CLOSE #Poem

It was a great surprise
I created you inside me
You were part of me
feeding on my blood
A life growing within me.
Silently you lived there
No Tantrums,No Excuses
Still I cared a lot
I counted the days
When I will be able to see my little self.
I was feeling you inside me
but was curious to see
how you will look like


 I felt your movements within me
Slow, Soft and Soothing
I could not believe
I was the creator of a life.
I longed to feel your kicks
which tingled my soul
I was no more a careless girl
Transformed into a graceful Woman
Ready for Motherhood.
For Full Nine Months
I carried you in my womb.
And one fine day
You came into my life
A small bundle of joy
Soft and Cuddly
I could see myself in you
My Eyes, My Nose
My Lips, My Chin
You were My Pride
You clung to my soul.
Lucky to be Blessed with Motherhood!

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