Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Binani cements - Sadiyo ke liye

My life has been sculpted by a lot of people, but there are only few who have moulded no cracks, mixed the correct proportions of ingredients and carved the right curves, so that this body of the perky girl stands proud and erect always. Welcome people to the Michelangelos, the Berninins and the Rodins of the 'Jen' era. Welcome to the most important women in my life!



Amma(Mother): 
For being the god send angel, specially for made for me.
For handling all my tantrums and odd ways and still always being there for me.
For teaching me everything from ABC, to how to cook paneer, to how to write a check.
For waking up at 3 in the morning with me and making tea while I study, so that I don't fall asleep again.
For standing outside the examination hall, so that I don't feel alone, not even for 3 hours.
For being the most warm hearted person in the world. (She gives free tuitions still and has bought up my cousin as her own son from the time he was 3).
For being the most independent women, who can cook, clean(we never had any maids), teach, pay bills, send emails, fix motors, get insurance for herself and me, and still come shopping with me anytime.
For crying and fighting with me, but in the end always trying to fill that void which Papa left 3 years back! For just being what you are, My God!

Malamma(Aunt):
For being my agony aunt, from the time I understood that you were my aunt.
For being the super woman, who can teach yoga, who can learn classical dance at the age of 40 and teach a class of college students philosophy
For being the wonder woman, who love is unconditional and who has whole heartedly arranged my entire wedding.
For being the strongest woman I have ever known, the tigress, who can endure any amount of pain for the family and me.
For being what you are for me, My Guide!

Kiniamma(Aunt 2)
For being the person, I always wanted to be like and whom I almost look like.
For being more of a friend, unlike Mummy and Malamma, who can ask me if my husband says 'i love you' or not :-P
For being the person who gets paranoid at the drop of a hat, and can even call at night to ensure, I have not worn my lenses and gone to bed :-P
For being the most patient woman, who will treat the kids in the house as adults, and give them the same attention and respect.
For being what you are for me, My Friend!

Khushboo (Best friend since school)
For being my friend from 17 years and still wanting to continue :-)
For being someone which I felt, was always around, even though we have not met for the last 4 years.
For guiding me all along, in the most difficult times when Papa left in 2008 and then again during my wedding in 2011. Always being the one to call me, even though I always forgot!
For being the only person, who life runs parallel with mine, you going through all those things which I went, just couple of years earlier!
For being what you are for me, My Gaurdian!

Ashvini (My roomate for the last 3 years)
For being the person who turned from the senior in the team, to the confidante in my life.
For being someone who is very independent, and an achiever and I look up to in all matters.
For being the person who held my hand and took me home from office in London when I heard about papa. Who packed my bags, and held me till the departure gates at the airport and has been there for me since then.
For being the sole counsellor of my relationship with my husband, and the person who helped us go through the toughest times before our marriage.
For being what you have become over the years for me, My Sister!

Raisa (Sister)
For being the most prettiest girl in the world for me, 8 years my junior.
For being the person who only listens to me in the family, where everybody else is scared of her, rather her temper :-P
For being the girl, who makes me proud each time, she wins a medal, and gets great grades, and the only one who had achieved my Mom's dream of becoming a doctor(SE MBBS)
For being the my greatest critic, and at the same time, my follower.
For being what you have always been, My Doll!

Gomathi, Pooja, Prachi(College friends)
For being my faithful friends through college and then the initial years of co operate world.
For being my companions in sharing the anxiety of college exams, and then the placements.
For being the envy of the college as the 'best good group of girls'.
For almost having grown together from girls to young women to now wives!
For being what you would still be, My Chums!

Priya(My London roomie)
For being an exact replica of me, nature wise.
For being the better daughter for my mom, when she was in London.
For being the least selfish person and the most innocent person (never guessed I had a BF, even though he used to come home in London almost everyday!) I have ever met.
For coming for my wedding with your mom. Your presence was such a postitive change for me, most needed then!
For being what you are, My Twin!

Thank you all for being a part of my Life, enriching it with so much of goodness, that in spite of all those tough times, this world still seems such a beautiful world to live in. Thanks for being my Binani cement, Sadiyo ke liye!

PS: No feminist takes here please. The men are equally important. Maybe someday would write about them as well :-)

40 comments:

  1. Nice title! Nice Post! And I wish all these people read your post for them to understand they are Binani cement for u :)

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  2. a really emotional write up . :) i liked the one word ending to each and when you called ash as ' My Sister' it was truly touching . I am sure ashvini is sitting at her cubicle crying :P .

    great write up

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    1. Thanks NM! Omigod, you got a tad too flimy :-P

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  3. and i assure you there wont be any feminist takes on this article. it is after all a celebration of your feminine pals who have made you the woman that you are. whatever guys are needed for, its your interaction with women that makes you the woman that you are.

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    1. True! These women have totally sculpted my life! I owe it to them! Thanks again!

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  4. A very sweet post. The women you've written about must be really proud of you. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Neha :-) Hopefully all of them, do read this post :-)

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  5. Wonderful...
    Even i wrote My Friendship stories of my six best friends..
    It was as a gift to them on last friendship day.
    Wrote 5 posts straight in 2hrs and posted it at strike of 12. :)
    I wasn't there with them and that was my gift for them :)

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    1. WOW! 5 posts in 2 hours! You really can pen down your thoughts real quick! Your friends must have been sooo glad Aditi :-)))

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  6. Nice Blog , Plz Visit Me:- http://hindi4tech.blogspot.com ??? Follow If U Lke My BLog????

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    1. Thanks Piyush. Would surely visit your blog :-)

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  7. wow Jenny...i dont know what to say...as Mentioned by nik above..i am silently crying :)

    jokes apart, you have been like my little sister since we knew each other. I never had any younger sibling so you fill that void..you are someone for whom i always feel protective no matter what...sometimes i do boss you around ;) but then thats the right of an elder sister isnt it :P Love u always :)

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    1. hehe, now that you mention it, you do boss me around a lot na :-P Thanks for the comment, and you deserved the post!

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  8. This is a winner post <3 God bless you and them all <3

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  9. Amazing .. this is a beautiful initiative i must say..
    often we take our most important people for granted assuming that they already know what they mean to us ... but this is a very special way of recognising them n conveying to them what their overall importance in one's life...
    n Yes.. great creativity on the title part... Kudos.. :)

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    1. So true Vijender. People who are closest to us are the most granted ones in our lives. Thanks for your comment :-))

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  10. what a beautiful write-up Jenny, straight from the heart. so touching

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  11. A beautiful way of acknowledging the most important people in your life. The post is written straight from the heart and touches the reader's heart as well...It sounds like 'Because you loved me' for different relations...

    For all the times you stood by me...so on....

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    1. Thanks a lot Saru :-) 'Because you loved me' wow!

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  12. eagerly awaiting the sequel...

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  13. OK.. I am confused. Is Priya your sister or friend ?

    btw very sensitive post. Nice.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Raja! I have mentioned in brackets, my relationship with all those women :-)

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  14. Oh this post made me cry- especially your tribute to your mom- what a wonderful woman!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following Anjuli!! Yes she is indeed. All mother are god's special creations. Thanks soo much for this comment :-)

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  15. Jenny, your post reminded me that as god not come to each one of us, he made a mother! A lovely post!

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    1. Very True!!Thank you Rahul sir for visiting.

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  16. And what would we do without the women, really...although confession time-I always thought you were a college going, just out of teens kinda person-I was sooooooooooo surprised to know that you are married! God bless you and your blessings:-)

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    1. Omigod, just out of teens, compliment hain ya my blogs are very immaturish type :-)

      Thanks for the comment Suruchi :-)))

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  17. "thank you" is such a rare word to come across nowadays .

    Here's to the beautiful cancerian girl in you , who keeps people close and appreciated them no matter what ... Bless you :)

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    1. True cancerian yes!!!! Thanks so much for the comment yaar, you are too sweet :-)

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  18. finally got a chance to read this binani cement post. wow this is one super duper post!!

    no feminist take, absolutely.

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  19. Thanks so much deb for remembering and revisiting! Really appreciated a ton!! I am glad you liked it :-)

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    1. Aww thank you so much for visitng one of the older posts :-)

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