And here is The List

The one annual ritual I do have, when I have a birthday coming up. I make me a wishlist. A list that probably no one who would actually shell out the bucks to buy me a present would refer to, but a list I make out all the same, because, what the hell, I like making lists. Lists define me. What would I be without lists, a lost soul, looking hither and thither at supermarkets wondering what is it I really came down here to buy. Er, that’s me with the lists, you say? Never mind. I will buy them all for myself.

I’m going into this birthday with a shopping list that is as long as my arm, and god help anyone who comes between a woman and her shopping. Here goes.

Jeggings. I want a pair. I know I will look unbalanced. But this is one trend I didnt buy, and I so dont want to be left out. Even if I am 22 years too late to wear one of these.

Reetone shoes: Will they give me the butt in the ad? And the legs? Then I will want. And I will wear. You will have to wrestle me down to get them off my feet. I will even wear them to sleep.

Perfume: I am dangerously close to the last sprays in most of the ones I own. Therefore bye bye Nina, Chanel No 5, Escada, Versus, Fifth Avenue. Time for a new set of faces on the bathroom counter.

Bags, shoes? Of course. Would I ever say no to these. Need them. Need them like I need air and water. Need them until I have absolutely no space to store them and have to throw out bedsheets and towels to make room for them in the linen cupboards. I have my priorities so right. And its been an entire month since I got me a new bag and new shoes!!

Sunglasses: Big bug eye ones? Tom Ford Samantha? Yup. Or classic Rayban silvered Aviators? Decisions, decisions!

Make up: Lipsticks are running dangerously low, so low that I can almost dare to start counting them and completing the count. Need to replenish stock. I am naked if I dont have at least five lipsticks in my handbag at any given point. Fawn Fatale from LOreal, here I come.

Tops: More florals. Flowing. soft fabrics. Whites. Colours. I need to get out of my black rut.

And yes, a new phone. This current Blackberry has served me long and well and now is gasping dying breaths. Any reccos? No touchscreens please. Most inconvenient damn things.


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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19 Responses to And here is The List

  1. I love your list
    May I borrow!!


  2. Meira says:

    New phone? The Samsung Galaxy? Sleek. Sexy.


  3. Sue says:

    Ah come on… not the denim leggings. I got oversized glasses recently and am finally wearing a style that I like and that is also in fashion.


  4. Asha says:

    LOL! Kiran, you are impossible!

    Uh, are you serious?


  5. ahan reetone shoes 😛 touchscreens are so comfortable 🙂


  6. Nitika says:

    I am buying Aviators for myself.
    And perfumes too. I just don’t know which one. Which ones are you planning to buy? Do tell.


  7. shilpadesh says:

    I would still suggest the iPhone 😀

    Oh aviators are classics, get one of those for sure!


  8. priyaiyer says:

    i have something for you on my blog. do come over and accept it. 🙂


  9. Aathira says:

    I am not a fan of touch screen phones too… so my phone choices would be the new blackberry bold.. great I must say… or else the Nokia E 72


    • Kiran Manral says:

      Aathira: I think I might go for another Blackberry. This is the best damn phone Ive used in my life. Save the scroll problems. And Ive been using mobiles since 1997.


  10. Latha says:

    blackberry is no good.. try i phone. the most convenient touchscreen phone ever.. u will not use any other phone once u get used to i phone

    Ive been using the blackberry for the past three and a half years when no one around could be spotted with one, and I love it. Ive seen my friends with their iphones and the touchscreen technology freaks me out. Thats just me.


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