Have we ever wondered what if Sachin Tendulkar never tried his hands at cricket or Amitabh Bachchan never thought that acting was his cup of tea or say Shakespeare had taken up cooking? Had not this discovery of their own happened, of this one part of themselves? Wonder then whether we would even know the names of the most illustrious personalities today or not, names that would be sung by generations to come. With the belief that there are as many as homo sapiens as the number of stars in the sky and the equivalent amount of talent. Further poking and pinching the thought, I stop to ponder, how many of us actually try/ fail to discover what is “it “ that we have. A very popular saying “The best of the talents are found in the graveyard, coz their lies the true untapped potential of human mind.”
It is a pity while some of us spend a fortune & time grooming our talent, others fail to even recognize it. Because……. sometimes others do. The first time your teacher praised you for that quick answer to science problem or the first time that kid in school whose name you don’t know came to tell you, “you are a good speaker”. My point here is appreciation , which sadly is shrinking rapidly. Complimenting someone used to be a natural reaction but now it takes an effort. An effort of our elephantine egos. ( 🙂 🙁 )
To know your “it” is like an attainment of salvation where only delving deeper and deeper gives you inner peace. A passion where doing a thing repetitively eases you out. Remember when we were young & how just one thing got us stuck like playing basketball, cricket, reading story books. Your “it” can be at times lying cozily under the layers of blankets of laziness, smiling coyly like that child who refuses to get up for school.
Recognizing our Inner talent through self discovery or appreciation is what adds meaning to our existence. It’s a discovery that may happen by fate or you need to take it on your own. It’s a constant itching that is cooled down only by the sensation of realization that you are there.
As mentioned above, had rowed through similar thoughts like all of us. Always a discomfort that what is being loved is also getting rusted by me.Then how did my itching end? It was when for this friend’s wedding I was appreciated for the overall guise by everybody. Right from my help to that aunt who doesn’t talk to anybody 😛 (appreciation). More than that the satiation prevailed that I can do something out of it. I need not be perfect, let’s start. That is when it occurred to me to combine the love for writing with fashion. Thus my new article in the Wedding-Looks Category.
When a childhood friend gets married nothing compares to the feel. And while you are being happy about her new phase, the million dollar question strikes “what am I going to wear?”. This marriage was a very hurried affair, rushed from office in half day, reached my home town and got ready. The entire look centrally revolved around the hairstyle which pulled the outfit to greater echelons, done by a sweetheart aunt (would be doing a detailed article on her soon). It’s a very chic side messy bun done so neatly, I totally admire this Indian wear in pink color and the kind of fascination it exudes. It is a flowy Anarkali with a deeper color of same tone on borders. The high neck of this piece somehow speaks of its uber classiness. The light silver work on the neck is adding that extra soft oomph, pampering the demure of it.
This look has a moment for me. For the first time I did my make up and experimented on my own and carried it with aplomb. The entire discovery was a labor of around 30min (15 min hairdo + 15 Min make up).The picture quality is average owing to the best available phone camera at that time .
Hairdo: Sweetheart Aunt
Heels : Venus (Karol Bagh)
Earrings : Khan Market
Head Piece (Maang Tikka): Exhibition @ Select City Walk
Lataji’s phenomenal song for a second….
“Naam gum jaayega chehra ye badal jaayega
Meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai gar yaad rahe”
Well, in her case that definitely is true. As far as I am concerned, I just bought the ticket to my journey and for the moment I am happy that I am trying..