Diwali Wish list… all I want this festive season

Tomorrow is Diwali and though MKCL hasn’t really gone all out in celebration,  I am counting on my mini Delhi vacation to shake the cobwebs. The bed sheets have been changed, new cushions brought in and I am all set to inundate my Ganpati with a smacker of a Diwali wish list. Tighten your seat belts bhai for I wish this Diwali :

* helps me become a better person who is happier, warmer and more loving. I hope you bless this time of new beginnings by washing away our sins and dusting off skeletons from the closet, only to colour our lives with fresh and bright new shades.

* helps miserly landladies realize that lighting up only their floor with bright streamers renders the floors they have given out for PG accommodation lifeless, thus lending to the house in entirety an ugly, semi illumination.

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Friday the 14th and my Top Ten Complaints

It could very well have been the 13th considering the hideous state my heart is in. My computer screen seems the friendliest to me today – it’s been patient with my mood and is still right in front of me, stable and unblinking. So Dear HP Computer, do hear out my list of grievances and prayers. Even though you can hardly help, at least you are someone who will listen. And allow me to undo and redo and re-wish and re-cap as many times as I want.

1. My hair feels abominably frizzy! And it was just the other day I washed it. I detest this jam-sticky summer. I will now have to spend quite a bit of Sunday morning (which wouldn’t begin before 11 considering the insomniac nights I have been spending all of this week) pampering my mane.

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