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Day 25 - Compliments ... and then Criticism

The pretty Rain from those sweet Eaves

The pretty Rain from those sweet Eaves
Her unintending Eyes --
Took her own Heart, including ours,
By innocent Surprise --

The wrestle in her simple Throat
To hold the feeling down
That vanquished her -- defeated Feat --
Was Fervor's sudden Crown --

by Emily Dickinson
one of my favorite poetess!

Photograph courtesy Victor Eredel

Texas has been blessed with rains, finally. It has been pouring down non-stop. I love this rainy weather. This is one of the reasons why London is my favorite city. It rains there in any month with grey-dreamy sky to look at all times. That is my perfect natural ambience to write poetry or to simply just gaze out of the window. So-right-out-of Yashraj films, right? :o)

Of course, I did not feel the same way when I was living in the city and had to go to work while it was raining like cats and dogs. I always used to be more worried about my oh-so-lovely stilettos (pumps/shoes/footwear, watever!). But I most certainly enjoyed the weather on my days off. However, right now, I am a free-bird and I am going to enjoy my good fortune! Ha!

Borrowed from flickr

Currently, I am only doing 30 minutes of strength training, thrice a week with approximately 40 minutes of cardio at least 5 times a week. Bikram Yoga dominates my life right now for 7 more days (3 out of 10 down). Then I will re-assess my classes again and have a whole week of different classes focusing of different aspects of fitness (Pilates, Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Step classes etc.). If you haven't already caught up with my 'unique' personality, let me give you a re-cap : I get bored of doing same things and have never been able to sustain enough enthusiasm to be the 'Master of one'!

Compliments & Criticism

Everyone loves compliments and hates criticism, no two ways about that, no matter how much they try and convince everyone otherwise - "I'm open to 'healthy' criticism", Ya right! What they are actually saying is that, "I have no other choice but to listen but I'd rather not". I am no exception either, compliments and criticism can make or break my day! Although, over the years I have learnt something valuable. I have recognized the value of some people in my life whom I admire. Hence, only their compliment is what I really look forward to and their criticism is what I take seriously. I mean, if I don't like the person or don't think much of him/her how does it matter what they have to say about me, Right? Then there are also people who fall into neutral category whom I assume have nothing to gain or lose from me so if they say something I do give a thought and then move on (compliment or criticism). Unfortunately, though the high of a compliment, barely lasts a day. Doesn't that suck? Hmmm ...

Week 4 | Day 25 | 10th September 2009


  1. My last comment was "eaten" by the blog--so first let me say that I loved the points about criticism. Nice take!
    Leaving for Mera Desh tomorrow. Then will also visit Mera Gaon. Hope to eat aloo papad. To all Tanvi fans out there---have a good week! See you all when I get back!

  2. Have a pleasant and safe trip Meetu Di :o)
    Will miss ya comments for 1 whole long week :o)

    Tanvi : Please keep enlightening me ,
    I loved da comp-crit perspectives
    You know, now I log in specifically to read ya blog and then the rest follows :o)

  3. im sooooo the same... i do-not-care-a-damn bout what people have to say bout me... most people.. il do whatever i want... works for me
    that'l always always keep u happy.. but u also need those few people whose opinion means the world to u... incase ure 'really insane' n not just different

  4. With Best COMPLIMENTS, AnitaSeptember 11, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    Criticism: I think you are wrong. You say you can never be the 'Master of One' and you bore easily. I see otherwise. It's been years and you haven't got bored from the Health and Fitness activities. (Now don't say that it is not an activity and it's a way of life! :-p) Very Bad Girl.

    Compliment: Your writing reflects your personality, positivism, honesty and your dedication to a healthy life. Your ever-evolving persona is making all of us around you proud. We like the NEW ROXY Tanvi :-P

    I want Rain. Take your camera and go out this weekend and click some nice rainy shots! (Love the paper boats image!)

  5. Have a wonderful trip, Meetu D, in Humara Desh! :-) Enjoy everything about Homeland-food, family and fun!

  6. Welcome Meetu! We shall visit Mera Gaon together.Here too,its raining non stop.
    Tanvi:I agree with the Criticism part.But m affected by both to a certain extent.Don't let go over me.

  7. Its a woman's world out here! I rather keep silent while longer!

  8. Everyone - Criticism used to really affect me when I was growing up. I have tried to build a thicker skin now. Helps in staying happy :o)

    Viintii - You can share your take on it too?! Would be nice to know about you ... You already know everything about me!

    MM - Haha! I know exactly what you mean. It's easier with the I-Dont-Care attitude. Else the life would be too damn depressing.

    Ani - I am not a great photographer. But I will see what I can do. And Thankssss for the compliments. I don't think you have ever done that before? Hehe

    Mom - You have to work on not-caring-attitude. I have been telling you than since forever!!!

    Tanuj - Good point! I better start writing something that will interest 'men' too. But you are welcome to share your opinion, you know!!!

  9. This was too good....i enjoy reading your blog.


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