New Cravings…

Posted January 7, 2010 by Empowering Roots
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image It’s the New Year and I had cravings to do something new with my blog. Yeah, it was more or like the food cravings that I would tend to usually have.

I couldn’t resist getting ‘Empowering Roots’ registered on WordPress with its own name.

So Yes, that’s exactly what I have done. has been replaced with a new address of Yayy!!!

I will be removing this blog completely out by end of Jan and everything now will be under the link of

So all of my faithful followers and readers please go ahead and update your blog roll, reader’s link to the new address.

It’s the New Year, and a New Road to walk on…who knows where it leads us to. 🙂

Have a Blessed 2010 once again folks. See you at my new address!!!!


In Hiding!!!

Posted January 3, 2010 by Empowering Roots
Categories: Life, Me, Relationships

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hiding So it’s been another decade since I posted up my thoughts. Since October it has just been crazy with some of my dearest friends getting married and that also back to back. Getting my clothes in order for their wedding has been another affair with my designer.

So just when I thought, I will have a laid back time, with a book, coffee and movies with friends – there comes along another stream of news of those who are getting fixed to run around the pyre for the next year.

Sometimes it just feels like people are ‘seriously’ in a hurry to get into the domesticity of life and they apparently seems to have a ‘this is the right time’ verbatim running across their lips every time this subject comes up!!

Considering now I am becoming the next target for a lot of eyes, wherever I go – it kinda makes me get into a burkha which has a “Do Not Touch Me” sign outside. Geesh!! It freaks me out when I see people eyeing me out of curiosity in weddings …you can so make out from their eye brows, the red New York Stock Exchange ticker that is running in their head – “is she hooked, or is she single”? “Which Caste would she belong to”? Blah Blah!!!

I would say that my experience to spot ‘hunter aunties’ in these social events has gone up. So now I am able to fend to my safety in the right nick of time. I have been successful in holding up on a guys hand right in the nick of time then turning around and give them my most broadest grin ever. The happiness just gleams from my face, when I see them giving their disappointed smile, blessing me for what I have.

I have noticed, these species apparently are not scarce and are definitely not close to extinction either. The hunter aunties have still not been able to scare me the way my friends do. I get emails with subject lines stating “You are so Next” with an accompanying body text that say “Your Days are numbered“. Lord have mercy!! Please don’t make this the last day that I live my life on!

The fact, is that its not freaky…but conversation sure turns out to be a script from Ramsay Brothers…I may have my reservations about the ‘time being right’, its also about the ‘right person for you’ that suits your personality.

So there I wish all you guys, a blessed beginning to 2010 and may all of you singles find those ‘hunter aunties’ everywhere you go!!

Happy 2010 folks!!! until I re-surface again….


Living For Those Who Were Once Strangers…

Posted November 9, 2009 by Empowering Roots
Categories: Friends, Life

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image Again a post after a really long time. Its nearly the end of the year, and also happens to be the season of marriages. My four very good friends are getting married back to back with some of their dates clashing as well.

I know its going to be some crazy affair managing to be in all the places and ensuring that I am there for every event. Trust me, it can get really painfully stressful at times.

But strange things do happen…and at times it can only be adventurous.

Isn’t it strange that people come into your life from no where. Then you start spending time wit them. Some stay to become the most integral part of your lives while some leave – making that space for some one else to walk in.

Within the last 10 years I would have never imagined having some people in life or me being in theirs. Purely because I would have never even thought that they would have their existence in my life 🙂

Absolutely nothing to complain about …but I am loving the happiness that these guys have brought along.

The movies, the dinner, the car drives which never really existed, suddenly become the most important part of you. Some of these moments can make your priorities change and its not too soon that you realize that your life automatically by default has started revolving around them. It becomes important for you to see them happy.  It becomes important for you to do things that are important for them. Nothing extreme that you lose focus of other things and others around you..but just a new space that has been created – maybe a new blessing or a new lesson. Who knows!!!

Strange are the joy rides of life. They are funny but they make living your life even more worth living as sometimes you live for some one else apart from you 🙂


Endurance Can Be Your Strength.

Posted November 8, 2009 by Empowering Roots
Categories: Philosophy, Philosophy of Life

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image In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer – sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter; who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.

So basically, if there are bad times, they do usually tend to follow good times. Sometimes the low phase may just act as signals for you to recognize that there might be something good coming your way.

You just have to endure and live with the faith that things do turn around for your own better.

Be there a failed relationship, or a financial loss – bet it was there in your life to teach you something and make you stand up and take notice of a part of you that you must never till now had paid any attention to.

The earth is round so is the table of faith and destiny. As the earth has a constant revolution, so does your fate. Bad today, perfectly fitted tomorrow for your feet and mind.

Just endure every moment of your life. They help you learn, while some moments help you smile. Endurance can just be your strength.



What is Friendship?

Posted October 10, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image It is that feeling that ensures your survival in the most toughest of times.

Its that feeling which makes you secure that someone is there watching your back.

It is that surety, that you will not sink, but walk out of quick sand.

It is that fire in you, which makes you believe in your own self, when you would have just lost faith in everything else around you.

It has got me through the most toughest times in my life and has made me strong.

It has made me realize loads of things that otherwise I never would have felt.

Yes, it builds and makes you feel.  It makes that heart beat and puts your mind to rest.

Its a relation that believes in you. Its a relation that would make you believe in yourself.

It binds you to those who you feel close about. It makes you humble. It makes you grateful.

It is that unconditional love. It is that promise. It is that serenity. It is that blessing. It is the purest form of strong power that you could feel with someone close.

It’s Friendship!!!

Go On…comment what is Friendship to you???  What does it make you feel? What does it do to you as a person??


The Update On Sony Woes…

Posted October 7, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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Sorry again folks, I am writing and updating this after a really long time. I have been traveling a lot lately which has led to my blog being ignored. I may be a little slow, but I will keep posting about the latest and exciting happenings of all my trips so far.

Coming back to the original topic for this post. Just to update and in continuation from my previous post of  “NEVER EVER BUY SONY!!”, its again taken them this long to come to a conclusion that the panel of my defective LCD cannot be replaced and it may just take them another 3 months to ship it if they decide to go that way.

So FINALLY, they have put in a requisition to replace the set with a new one – a new model all together which was just recently launched and near about the original cost of the LCD that we had bought earlier. The happy news also is that they have also advised us to return back the original part payment that we had made for the repairs of the defective LCD panel.

However, the twist has come where they have suggested that they will not be providing any guarantee on the new set..which seems to be a really odd one. If its a new set, I would really expect it to come with its warranty card. So now again the fight continues…

Is it important for every good news to be accompanied with a bad one after it?   They are going to being delivering the set today and we have just being on the phone, to ensure that the guarantee card comes along with the box and not minus it.

Geesh!!! Pray for once, that it all goes in the favor of the consumer.



Posted September 14, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image So as promised, I am back with updates on what’s been really happening. Starting with first things first.

The past months have been really busy and hectic. My Sony Bravia LCD conked off, just a week after its year’s warranty expired. It has now been nearly over 2 months, but Sony has really done quite nothing about it. The visit to the service center and the numerous calls had put in perspective that the entire panel in the machine was defective and it would needed to be replaced. It was promised that the panel would take two weeks to come from Singapore.

Every time, we would be the ones to call and follow up and they just giving those lame updates of it getting resolved within the next “three days” every time. The were replacing the planning at a cost of 20 grand that also without any warranty or guarantee. I mean, isn’t Sony supposed to be this prestigious brand promoting good consumer products and service?

We went ahead and paid the part amount to get the panel replaced. It took them over a month to replace the faulty panel, that also after those numerous phone calls and emails. Finally, the panel was replaced and the TV delivered to us, only to realize after two days, that there still seems to be this perpendicular red line running right in the center of the screen. We did a stop payment on the second half of the cheque immediately. When the Service Center realized this, this head of the service center calls us up and screams right on top of his voice as to how could we do that. I sternly told him, that he needs to mild his tone down and this isn’t the way, a representative of such an esteemed organization would speak to its customers. His tone just went even more harsh and he was nearly screeching and threatening over the phone that he would not send his mechanic till the full amount is paid.

This provoked me to send a really nice email to the Head and them apologizing for his behavior – but till date the situation is unresolved. Now it seems the panel has to be replaced again and this time from Delhi and it has already been nearly three weeks since we were told that.

I can’t believe my experience with Sony turned out to be so crappy! I used to be a fan of Sony Products but not anymore. With time and my experience I have realized that it is just their brand name that they are taking full advantage of with nothing but Vacuum in reality. I was really looking to buy a Sony SLR, but my plans have long changed.

I will NEVER EVER Buy a SONY again; we can understand if the product at times can turn out to be faulty but there can JUST NOT BE ANY EXCUSE for not giving that customer service and comfort to any customers; especially those who have been made to go through this ordeal.

The Slow Down…

Posted September 5, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image So a lot of people are wondering, why I have not been blogging off late. Well, there has been loads that has been happening at this point in time which has completely taken the time of my hands.

There has been work challenges, along with personal ones – and there is that perfect blend of having good times and sharing the bad ones with people whom you love. There is a breeze of sunshine and rain altogether at one time.

I miss reading up on all of your blogs guys and miss responding to those comments. I absolutely intend continuing my rendezvous with this part of my world. I have some amazing adventures lined up in the next coming months and will be on for posting about those.

Till such time, do keep me posted with all the happenings in all of your lives and I will surely be in touch and respond.

It’s not Adios….but its Cya soon for now!!!


The Club 99!!

Posted August 7, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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image Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy. The King asked the servant, “Why are you so happy?”

The man replied, “Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.”

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”

“The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?” the King inquired.

The advisor replied, “Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.”

When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, What could’ve happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!”

He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.”

He continued, “The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they’re always yearning and striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves: “Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.”

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires.

That’s what joining The 99 Club is all about. It’s a choice you make, to be a part of it and continue wanting for more – without enjoying what you currently have OR Enjoy and be thankful for what you have along with working for more.


3’s of Me!!!

Posted August 4, 2009 by Empowering Roots
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For a change…I have enjoyed doing the tags off late. They have been pretty interesting. Here goes another one!!!  I was tagged by Shibu, Vanessa & Sanity Found for this one:

You’ve been tagged. You are supposed to write a note with the 3’s of YOU. At the end, choose 20 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 19 more people. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you – but not in a creepy stalker kind of way.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 3”s of Me, tag 20 people – in the right hand corner of the app – then click publish.)

Three names I go by:
1. Deeps
2. Deepa
3. Deepu

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
1. Trainee
2. Investment Banking
3. Philosopher 😛 And Preacher 😛

Three Places I have lived:
1. Mumbai
2. Mumbai and
3. Mumbai

Three Favorite drinks:
1. Vodka
2. Margarita
3. Orange Juice

Three TV Shows that I watch:
1. So you think you can dance
2. Friends
3. Brothers and Sisters

Three places I have been:
1. USA
2. HK
3. Dubai

People that text me regularly:
1. Milo
2. Sunshine
3. Papey

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Penne Vodka
2. Vada Pav
3. Pani Puri

Three friends I think will respond:
1. All Are
2. Welcome
3. To – Reema 🙂