Sunday, 10 April 2016

Haan re Haan Haan 50 50 – With An Award!



Today, no tomorrow, no day after. The mahurat just wouldn’t arrive. I kept telling myself that I’d pick up the laptop soon (the modern day equivalent of picking up the pen) but it just wasn’t happening. My 50th post was just not meant to be, from what it looked like. Reasons. There were tons. Mood swings, bottlenecks, jams, blows, punches. Let me share a few.




Crazy Kiya Re
The guy who said ‘There is always a tomorrow’ never had the pleasure of employing a maid.

Toh Arz kiya hai :
"She could be frail and small, or hefty and tall,
Teri aankh roye, while she has a ball!
Suno Suno one and all,
Nobody’s better gifted at driving you up the wall!"

LUNGES & LATTES - Lunges & Lattes Blog

Okay okay, I know I know, wacky shayari it is, but you did read the title, didn’t ya?


Duniya Ka Naara, Jame Raho

I took it quite literally I guess when it came to my blog, it froze. The new phase in Master A’s life (and mine), his preschool, took a toll on my writing. Getting used to the new routine and the additional responsibilities and bhagambhag meant lesser time on hand. And the writer in me boarded an overcrowded bus and took a backseat.

Maar Dala

As a strong advocate of the need to save electricity and the earth, I stay away from over usage of the AC. So the times when Mother Nature plays the prank of heat waves or the Baap of all seasonal tortures, the Equinox happens, and you are forced to battle out the midday sun, no weapons work. 

Free to Use & Public Domain Sun Clip Art

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A much needed break in India I thought would do wonders. Well it did do the needful on all fronts but this one. Why? Huh, mood dampeners such as these.

Zindagi ek Safar Hai Suhana

Cut to Mumbai in today’s day and time. All Rajesh Khannas (with or without their Hema Malinis) descend on the streets of the metropolis in a manner more dashing than their personas could handle. Red signals do not dampen the spirits of these self-proclaimed heroes, they zoom away undeterred and unaffected by the surroundings. Never mind if it causes chaos or even accidents.




Yunhi kat Jayega Safar
No, that ain’t happening. It’s the English ‘suffer’ when you step out of the gates of one of the biggest shopping havens in Mumbai, the Phoenix Mills, pareshaan with the weight of the shopping bags. And trying to safeguard your little one at the same time. Why? Very simple. The AC taxi drivers outside the mall quote you a pre-decided fare of 650 for a distance which should cost you 250. And are so brazenly shameless that they smile and pose for a photo, when you say you will make them (in)famous on social media.

Masked-thief-with-bag-of-money.jpg

Main Hoon Manmauji

Nah, That’s not my line. Thats the motto it appears of every employee in that nationalised bank. The bank where I wanted to (and eventually did manage to) open a new account. But not before I spent a precious half a day of my short trip back home, sitting around doing some waiting and some more waiting, till the woman behind the counter got meherbaan on this poor soul.

Ude, Neele Aasmaan Mein
Yeah but more out of compulsion than choice. Your toddler decides the next best thing to chocolate is a ride in a Mumbai rickshaw. And you actually hail one cos you think, (no wait, believe), that you are the next best contender for Mother India. So there you are, holding your jaan mutthi mein, as your superman driver makes way, or rather creates new ways and zooms ahead in the madrush.



Neither the Maa ke Haat ka khana nor the Desh ke Mitti ki khushbu could trigger the writer nodes in my brain.

And then, it arrived. Like a drop of water in a hot sweaty desert, a ray of sunshine on a dark gloomy day. Reenergizing me, and giving me the much needed kick in the butt, dragging me to the writer’s seat. Blogadda’s Notable Newbie Award.

There couldn’t have been a better subject for the 50th post on my blog. Yes I don’t get a chance to pen down my thoughts as often as I would like to. And yes, I may not be perfect (who is? :-P), but whatever and however and how much ever I have written and have managed to produce on paper, I have been overwhelmed by the love of all of you awesome readers out there. A big big thankyou with all my heart.

Lovingly Yours,



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34 comments:

Rat said...

Congrats, Leena. Well deserved award. Love your writing style. And, here's to the next 50! :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Congrats, Sweetie...<3 so happy for you... and the post made me smile all the way :-D The popular punchlines and jingles have made it more quirky and enjoyable. Keep shining...stay blessed.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou so much Meera dear for those kind words!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thanks Mani chica! Your words always make my day..muwaah!

Jyoti Dehliwal said...

लीना जी, बहुत बहुत बधाई। आप इसी तरह आगे बढ़ती रहे।

Jyoti Dehliwal said...

लीना जी, बहुत बहुत बधाई। आप इसी तरह आगे बढ़ती रहे।

Indrani said...

Congrats on the award.
Keep writing.

Sonal Bhalerao said...

Congrats Leena n all d best!!!

Sonal Bhalerao said...

Congrats Leena n all d best!!!

Sapana V said...

Congratulations Leena for the award. Well Deserved!

magiceye said...

Hearty congratulations on the award and of course the 50th post too!! Cheers!!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Congrats Leena . Your writing style is fantastic. Bole to Jhakkas .

vishal bheeroo said...

Tu hai glass mein falooda aur hum hai tere Jabra Fans!! Congrats..love the humor about the RKs and Mumbai cabbie wala..ek dum fadu hai boss. Haan!! I love this pic of Marine Drive in Old Mumbai and such pics makes me wanna pose even if no one clicking me. Dialogue baazi koi aap se seekha aap jaisa koi par aap Jassi nahin hai par Leena ke jaise koi nahin.
Share karoon Twitter aur FB pe the Jabra style.

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

What a hillarious way to celebrate the 50th. Sahi mein..maaar daala :D :D Loved the post Leena.

JAMSHED AZMI said...

Well deserved award. Love your writing style. Sweet post.

umashankar said...

I am surprised each time I read your posts by the audio-visual effect they have on me —they have an opera like quality! You deserve all the accolades under the sun!

Varsh said...

Congratulations on the award! You have a really quirky way of writing. Good post.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Jyotiji! Aapki shubhkaamnayein aise hi saath rahein!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Indrani! thanks for your good wishes.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Sonal dear!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou so much Sapana!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou so much Deepak!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Yogi. Boleh toh Im very glad you like my style :)

Leena Walawalkar said...

OMG Vishal! Words like these are always as good as the award itself! Thankyou so much for the love you always show for my writing.

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou so much Somali dear! So glad you liked it :)

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Jamshedji!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Uma, thankyou so much! If a writer such as yourself describes my writing in such a way, I must surely be doing something right!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Varsh! Welcome to my blog :)

Haddock said...

and to think that Rajesh Khanna did a special appearance in that picture (and die at the end of the song)

Team BlogAdda said...

Hi,

Congratulations! Your blog post was featured in the Tangy Tuesday Picks edition on April 19, 2016 at Blogadda.

Please find it here:
http://blog.blogadda.com/2016/04/19/tangy-tuesday-picks-indian-bloggers-directory

Shaziya Khan said...

Post Look Like Hindi Recipe

Leena Walawalkar said...

Welcome to my blog Haddock!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Thankyou Team BlogAdda!

Leena Walawalkar said...

Welcome to my blog Shaziya!