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A year older and a little wiser...

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After ages I am updating my blog from my home computer. Since the last three days I have been at the Karnik household, recovering. 

I over dosed on cocaine and have been under house arrest.

Just kidding. 

JUST KIDDING (Specially writing it in capitals so that it is clear that the above statement is a JOKE) And I guess I ruined the joke by justifying the joke. And now I am overthinking the joke.

I have been recovering from a bad throat infection and cold. I fell so sick on my birthday that I was literally lying in bed all day. Forget celebrating, I had to even cancel my Bangalore trip. Not such a memorable birthday for me. The only saving grace was K getting me 18 coconut donuts. So I was eating those along with antibiotics and been getting high on Benadryl. 



To be very honest, I am not a believer of the "evil eye". I have never been a superstitious person and believe that what is yours will come to you. Look at Ambani. He must have so many "evil eyes" on him and yet he …

Prancing our way to obesity and fizzling tubelights...

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Tucking my tummy flab into a pair of high waist black jeans and gorging into McDonald Pizza Mcpuff along with some french fries. It has been a great weekend. Movies, food, friends, food, drinks, food, running around and some more food. Lately I have been hungrier than usual. The Sibling feels that if I keep eating at this rate, his not-that-thin sister will soon turn into an absolutely-not-thin sister.

I keep posting the food I eat on my Instagram page, which resulted in The Sibling commenting that one fine day he will make a slideshow of all the pictures and show it to me when I am 130 kgs. Honestly we have nothing against weight and do not judge people on their bodies but when it comes to me, they are obviously a little particular about my appearance. Anyway I walk two hours every alternate day and keep doing my kick boxing so that I do not miss out on the great, amazing food available to human kind on this planet. 

On the food front, here are some lovely things I have hogged this mon…

Cause you bake me crazy........

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K - "What are you watching! It's so violent. Why are you watching all this." (A reaction to a show where a mom is screaming since her child is getting bullied)

K always has over the top reactions to whatever I watch. He is extremely mellow in nature. I feel like I am married to a nice pink cotton candy. High on all the good in this world. Oblivious to the twisted nature of the human mind or anything slightly out of the ordinary. So he finds my choice of movies and shows extremely weird. He as it is feels that I am mentally imbalanced (not in an alarming way) and should not watch stuff that can add fuel to my personality upheavals. 

All this tension over a show called Big Little Lies. A lovely show that stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. It's a seven episode mini series, suggested by The Mother and I loved it. The show revolves around five women, their lives, kids, relationships, etc. It also shows a very twisted side to relationships and how many people are alw…

Life on my platter...

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Hello.

It's been a long time. I think. Nearly a month. 

K has been pestering me for a good ten days now..
"When will you blog"
"When will you draw"
"When are your tuitions"

K has always been very serious and particular about my work. He knows I tend to get lazy and my moods always rule my life. He knows that he needs to keep pushing me. Finally after a lot of pushing and prodding, I have opened my laptop to update my blog. A lot of people have been asking my about why I haven't written in a while. 

The reasons are two fold.
1- I had a block. Writers block or art block or say life block. Whatever. I just didn't want to do anything. I am one of those few lucky people who can just choose to do whatever they want, or not do anything. So I chose to not write or draw for one month. I wrapped up my commitments and took a break. And I will still be on a break for a while. Because that's what I want. 

2 - I had a lasik surgery. Now this is huge. I finally a…

A honest revelation of a tangled me...

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It is taking me a lot of effort to blog today. I have been extremely demotivated (as usual) since the last ten days. So I took a break (as usual) from writing and art. Why am I always demotivated? Well the month of May along with heat strokes, is also vacation time. During this horrendous month, all the maids decide to go to "gaon". (Village) And I am sure everyone knows the importance of house helps and what happens when they go off for a long time. 
So yes, I am annoyed and irritated. My saving grace is planning various social activities so that I can get out of the house. This is the problem when you freelance from home. You miss going out to work. You tend to get complacent and work as per your convenience. Sometimes even when there is an assignment, you choose to relax and watch a show in the afternoon. It sounds amazing to some people, but trust me it's not. I miss a work life routine. When you freelance from home, especially in a big family where there is a lot of w…

Being creatively charged and following your heart...

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Hello!

So since I am back I have been very charged up. You must have seen in my previous posts where I was all about how I love my routine and all. Well now I am back to disliking it. I just want to do some art and not at all be bothered by home crap. So my "routine-loving" phase lasted for exactly one week. Any way, I am glad that I have been motivated to create. I have been complaining of being stagnated in my art and wanted to break out. I have finally found some inspiration and have completely immersed myself in my latest series. 

So my latest art series is called "Imagining life with you" which is dedicated to my pet Toulouse. I have been moping and mourning for over a year now and instead thought of channelling my pain in a healthier way. Thus came the idea of giving him a tribute to my art works. Henceforth all my ink art works will have him featured in it in some way or the other. He is in my heart, my soul, my mind. He is everywhere for me, so why not bring …

Prancing away in Sri Lanka.....

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K and I want our next two years to just go in travelling. So we have decided to go venture out and see as much as we can, no matter what the circumstance is or however the weather may be. Thus we decided to pack our bags and prance away to Sri Lanka in the mad heat of April. We do not mind any climatic condition as long as our hotels are good and we have a luxurious, comfortable trip planned. Both of us are not "back-packing" material and prefer to keep our comforts in mind whenever we travel. 

Sri Lanka, however small it looks on the map, is actually pretty big. There is a lot to explore and even seven days are not enough to cover everything. I think to see Sri Lanka completely, you need at least a month. Thus in our seven days we managed to check out four cities. We went around exploring Negombo, Sigiriya, Kandy and Colombo.

All cities had their own beauty but I truly fell in love with Negombo, Colombo and probably developed a crush on Kandy. 

Negombo is a quaint town/city li…