Tag time

Read on only if you are remotely interested in some really cud encrusted navel gazing.  


Ten things you wish you could say to people right now ( don’t take names)

– Can you spend more than five minutes without grumbling or complaining or whining? Can you spare me the whining about what a sleepless night you had at 6 am, before I can even start my day?

– Get up and get it yourself. I am not your maid.

– I hope you realise how much I love to tolerate all this.

– Dont tell me I need to lose weight. I know it.

– Can we just run away. With the brat?

– I really miss you.

– Okay. Will do it.

– I have to go now.

– Do you realise how funny you look when you wear those?

– I love you.

Nine things about yourself

– I believe at the end of the day, we are all alone. Spouse, kids, parents, whatever, are all just journey partners.

–  I believe completely in karma. In the law of an equal reaction to an action caused over many births.

– I care a fig for what anyone thinks of me, except my son, my husband and my mother.

–  I really want to have a second baby.

– I can eat till I cant leave the table.

 – I am as stubborn as a donkey.

 – I am normally very peaceful, but when I lose my temper, the earth shakes. People remember and talk about the incident in hushed tones for years to come. And I erupt once in a few years.

 –  I can shop. And how. And only for absolutely inessential stuff. I also relish being let loose in a supermarket to shop for groceries. I can spend all day sifting through products and offers.

 – I like people. I always try my best never to be rude to anyone. If I am rude to you, know that something you have said or done has offended me and I will never bring it up, but just keep ignoring you.

Eight ways to win your heart

 – Listen to me

 – Notice when I have a haircut or am wearing something new

 – Dont be rude and arrogant, even with a waiter.

 – Adore children. Be gentle and tender, and amusing with them.

 – Let me decide what to order and where to go for dinner

 – Dont tell me I would be perfect if only…. I am perfect.

 – Take me shopping. And dont look at pricetags.

 – Make me laugh. A lot.

Seven things that cross your mind a lot

– Brat’s school and therapy

– Whether I am looking fat in what I am wearing?

– Do I have something stuck in my teeth?

– Did I remember to switch the geyser off?

 – What excuse do I make to vamoose from the house?

 – When can I go for a holiday with only the hubby and the brat?

 – Thank you God for all you have given me and blessed me with

Six things you wish you never did

 – Tried too hard to adjust into a situation where I was never going to be accepted anyway. 

– Taken so long to decide on trying for a child

– Giving up my career

– Being too patient with those who dont deserve it

– Not appreciate myself

– Trying so hard to always help out anyone who needs help. It always gets me into trouble.

Five Turn offs

 – Selfishness

 – Arrogance

 – Insensitivity

 – Blinkered thinking

 – Lack of personal hygeine

Four turn on’s

 – Baby milk breath

 – Snuggling with the husband

 – Diamonds. Diamonds. Diamonds.

 – And feeling desirable and wanted.

Three things you want to do before you die

 – Make my son self sufficient and independent enough to live on his own and support himself.

 – Live on my own.

 – Learn to dance.

Two smileys that describe you

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One confession

I am a fashion magazine addict and victim.

I tag anyone who wants to take this up. And yes, Nomadz. One more excuse for one more post.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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8 Responses to Tag time

  1. churningthewordmill says:

    hey kiran.. loved your list.. found some similarities too! 😀


  2. churningthewordmill says:

    i left you a comment. why did it disappear??!! :O


  3. watching your show on u tube. u r looking great and lovely strappy sandals! views very well put!!very earnestly done! obvious u feel for the topic


  4. jayashri says:

    loved your list for someone trying to impress you. wow…did i say high maintenance loudly!!!
    oh oh!!!
    did you watch the episode of friends where phoebe makes monica confess she is high maintenance?


  5. Kiran Manral says:

    Mandira: Thanks. Do the tag. It will be fun to see similarities.

    ITW: Thanks. The shoes are a hit.

    Jayashri: Guess I am. And thats great, that means no one can take me for granted and walk all over me. But, I always was told I was the ditzy Rachel character, never the in control cleanliness OCD Monica…oh well!


  6. randomvignettes says:

    Heya nice list this one..I took it up too..must say I enjoyed doing it 🙂


  7. Kiran Manral says:

    RV: Checking your list…


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