Life is short.

Today I was shocked to learn that Rajat, one of dear and very first friends I made at Gurgaon during my initial stay, had passed away.

Gurgaon is the city I lived at for the longest time after my hometown and it is because of very few people like him whom I call friends that I was able to survive there.

It is the same friend who introduced me to Rajat, shared the news today.

Rajat is perhaps the only person whom I always noticed smiling, calm and appearing like he is going to say something funny right away. I never saw him hurt, depressed or angry at anyone throughout all the years we spent as friends.

By the time I was moving out of Gurgaon, we already had started losing touch but not the friendship. So whenever we met, it felt like we had met moments ago and that feeling was mutual. It is hard to make such friends and his friendship was no less than a treasure.

Will always miss you, Rajat.

#Friend #Treasure #Memories #Missing #Shocked #Gurgaon


It is the time to bid adieu to our beloved sofa set after five and half awesome years spent together. The very first years of settling down, job search, getting familiar with Auckland and the country, finding essentials of living, learning about a new culture, making friends, having lunches and dinners with family and friends and lot more all while sitting on these sofas.

Now waiting to welcome a new guest in our house. A new recliner set where I plonk myself and stretch my legs to rest horizontally while meeting, eating, learning, listening to music or watching the TV.

Here is to year 2017 – a year of flying, eating and shopping.

#Sofa #Adieu #Recliner #Memories #Journey #NewStart #2017 🏠


With almost a revamped team from where we started and missing those not here. Reliving the golden past and recalling amazing time spent together @Tony’s Original Steak & Seafood Restaurant

#Revamped #Memories #Lunch #Meeting #CatchUp #IAG #Mates #Yum #MushroomFettuccine 🍄


Songs from Jagjit Singh have become unforgettable part of my memories. These songs keep popping out as and when those old memories are refreshed.

For example the song in title included following lines –

उन्हें ये ज़िद्द के मुझे देख कर किसी को न देख।
मेरा ये शौक के सबसे कलाम करता चलूँ।


Unhein ye zidd ke mujhe dekh kar kisi ko na dekh

Mera ye shauk ke sabse kalaam karta chaloon

I guess there is no need to explain why these lines got linked to James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan in those days) automatically whom I was introduced around the same time I listened to this song for the first time.
Today coincidentally I happened to watch Die Another Day and listen to this song which brought back many good old memories, without an invitation.
#Song #JagjitSingh #Ghazal #JamesBond #Memories

#NewPlymouth #Taranaki #FirstEver #Stay

Thank you @New Plymouth and @Taranaki for lovely #Memories of #FirstEver #Stay #ThreeSistersAndTheElephantRock #Tupare #TeRewaRewaBridge #TheWindWand #ParitutuRock #CapeEgmontLighthouse #NewPlymouthi-SITEVisitorInformationCentre