Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Surviving Winter.....


Hello friends....
All of you living in Northern or Eastern part of India, very well be knowing that how the temperature is falling every minute in these part of India.....Well, the mercury level is dropping down every minute like the morality falls in our day-to-day life.... :(

Frankly speaking, since last couple of days, instead of living my life out of the comfort of my warm blanket, i am seriously thinking about going into hibernation. Butttttttttttttttttt for some one like me(a middle class Indian) earning bread n butter is perhaps much more important then thinking about those comfort of  life.......

I remember, during my childhood my mother would heat the water, give me a bath, wipe me and wrap me in a Razai, making it sure that I was ready to fight every minute falling mercury level. Even I used to have my dinner form her hands while hiding myself totally inside that Razai....Actually back then winter did not seem as harsh as it seems now....THANK YOU  MOM :)

But now, may be because of AXE EFFECT( AGE EFFECT actually), this lowering mercury level making it difficult for me to live a normal life.....

Every night before going into sleep, I ask myself  "Should I wake up early in the morning and go for a walk or stay back in the comfort of my warm blanket for another two hours.....???"

While having my morning tea, instead of concentrating on the newspaper in my hand, I keep on thinking "Should I take bath or not...???"  And if I am not taking bath "should i spend some time inside the bathroom and come out after sprinkling some water into my hair so that others don't come to know that i didn't take bath....."

Again in the evening after coming back from workplace, I am in dilemma  "Should I wash my face or not...???"    If not,  "should I stay for a while inside the bathroom keeping the tap open and pretend to be fresh when I come out.....???"

Well, you might be smiling now on my cowardliness but for me taking these decisions are not that easy and that makes the winter even more bitter for me....... :(

Buttttttttttt after all these hardships of winter,  out of all the weathers, I like Winter most because....
"Surviving Winter together brings the couple closer"....isn't it....???


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92 comments:

  1. O! Irfanji m also one lazy lasse...bt i love winters anday, o how i miss my days of childhood.

    Nowadys I m soo low at office I cant tell u.

    Love
    Mani

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  2. @Mani : that was really a quicker one from you Manisha...and yes, in fact all of us miss those wonderful days of our childhood....Thank you.

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  3. I agree with you Irfan,I feel the same here...infact this morning I thought a 100 hundred times before hitting the shower,its freezing here.

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  4. @Alpana Jaiswal : OMG those penetrating icy drops of water.....Looking at weather here, I can imagine how it would be at ur place....it must be freezing there.

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  5. ah ha .. now i know why you spend so much time in the bathroom and tap running .. Water wasting :)

    Some like me have no option these days have to take shower and be ready , woh kya hai na christmas time so all the GORI's and lovely ladies wanna hug me and all .. so have to smell good na :) he he he he


    its -2 today :)

    Bikram's

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  6. I have other ways too .. Havea couole of BRANDy's .. it does the job

    Bikram's

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  7. Oh yeah feeling the chill down here in the south as well. Temperatures are dropping down .. I'd love to lie on the bed in the comfort of my favorite rug... Oh no I have to complete my task for the day.

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  8. @Bikram : feeling envy.....not for that BRANDY but for those lovely hugs.....anyways carry on :)

    @Ashwini : hhmmmm...get the task done n then slide into that rug....ENJOYyyyyy :)

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  9. Irfan: I agree with your statement that winter bonds us better.

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  10. Irfanuddin,

    Read 2 posts now. Life goes on is the absolute truth. Winter woes brought out with a lot of wit.

    Take care

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  11. Winter... Whats that... It is never cold here and I don't like winters much so I'm loving it.... :D

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  12. really? i beg to disagree...i love winters..esp the ones in delhi.. before going to office i take BATH AT-LEAST ONCE EVERY week....and i also make sure that i GO TO THE BATHROOM EVERYDAY after coming back from office...change my dress...and come back (without touching a single drop of water) :p :p :p...LOL

    i guess i totally agree with you...and loved the last line :)

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  13. This seems my story. I also feel the same in these perishing winter season. The last line is a masterstroke.

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  14. lol all the dilemma of yours r mine too... :P
    But as u said, despite all I love winters too, my fav season :)

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  15. However cold it may be, winter is the time of the year :)
    Happy Winter! Stay Warm :D

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  16. I'm like you.. I don't take shower that often ( I don't stink ).. I save water.. India needs more people like me... sachi :) And, interestingly Lucknow is chillier than Chandigarh :(

    Weakest LINK

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  17. winter ..where temperature drops..and we have those chills But trust me..its worst when it s freezing out here..Dark ,gloomy no sun for weeks....its like
    kick on our butt .. for no fault of us!
    :)
    keep smiling.

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  18. I love winters but yes with age you become more lazy and ask so many questions:)

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  19. Winter is tough in the North. I grew up in UP. Luckily, Bangalore does not get that cold. Enjoy the typical winter food too :).

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  20. Haaaaaa ! My giggles have shocked my assistant who is working nearby.We too have almost same condition here but kya karein i need to wash my hands too frequently i.e. aftr each patient .Adarak ki chai pijiye ,just like i do it :):)

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  21. haha luvd d last line irfan!!!classic:D

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  22. Hey even in the south its damn cold dis winter. But having a warm(actually hot) water bath gives an amazing relaxation. So dont skip ur bath :-P Happy Winter :-D

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  23. yaa...:D
    I know patna ki thand...I remember how much I used to wait for extreme cold weather, because our schools used to get closed as per the order of DM....hahaha

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  24. here too temperature is going down...and its chilling especially in the morning or after sunset... :)

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  25. I loveeee winterrsss...:):)
    Heheheheh lol yaa.. actually daily in night evn i think tom shud i go college or no..?? but land up going..:P again i keep winging around...:P
    But afta all that also I lovee winetrss..
    Nicee share..!

    I wud be happy if u visit my blog
    auankitha.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh we don't have winter in my country LOL but there are times when the climate is cold and taking a bath becomes a difficult task. We usually warm the water.

    I experienced winter without snow in North Africa. But we have hot and cold water so there was not much problem.

    Hmmm... so winter's good for couples... how about the singles? LOL...

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  27. First of all,I got homesick reading the mommy doing ladu part.Its not that cold in Kuwait,but due to Axe effect (:>)cant take temp as low as 10 either.But I love winters.Havent experienced a snowy winter till now in my life.Inshallah someday.I love to cuddle next to my heater but I hate sweaters and too heavy things at home.

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  28. Hello.
    I know those winters only too well. Here in eastern USA, the temperature is slowly dropping & the usual sings of winter are starting to creep in...the dark evenings, the frost in the mornings & the crispness in the air. Smiling...I like the romantic element at the end. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

    A Woman's Poverty

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  29. @NRIGirl : Thanks a lot.

    @Jack : Thank you Sir, plz do come again.

    @Tanishka : hhmmmm....just come out of that tropical region of Mumbai and you will know what WINTER is :)

    @SUB : i am glad you liked it :)

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  30. @Niraj Kumar : thank you so much for yet again visit.

    @Jyoti Mishra : yaa, despite all we love winter, thank you :)

    @Philo : thanks a lot.

    @Rachit : sounds logical to save the water :)

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  31. @Harman : thank God its not freezing here but still its very close to that, Thank you.

    @Saru Singhal : and how to cope with this growing age.......anyways thank you :)


    @Rachna : Oh yes...as far as food is concerned one can really enjoy those during winter....thank you.

    @Kavita : glad it made you smile..... and "Adrak ki chaaye" really works.....thank you.

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  32. @sneha christal : Glad you liked that :)

    @My Never Ending Thoughts : but even then southern part is not that trouble some during winter.....thanks for the visit.

    @Anshul : and you know my kids are enjoying this forced holiday like anything :)

    @Muhammad Israr : Thanks for yet again visit here.

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  33. @Ankitha : Glad you liked that...and thanks for ur visit, plz do come again...and BTW you hav a nice blog there, am following it now :)

    @Melissa : well, would be better if singles say about that :P thank you.

    @SUZY : and you know my weight increases by at least 5 kgs during winter just bcoz of those heavy clothing.......thank you.

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  34. @Andy : Glad you liked that...thank you.

    @magiceye : thanks a lot :)

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  35. Lesser mortals like us too enjoy the winter in same way! Very well written, Irfan!

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  36. haha i toh shiver like a leaf during winter. & since i am originally from a coastal region, this Bangalore chill is killing me even though i am here since 9 years now not adjusted to the cold weather yet.
    the blanket is the only place i want to be in :))
    the question whether to take bath or not is a very imp question :DD

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  37. @Rahul Bhatia : Thank you Sir.

    @Sujatha Sathya : even then i guess Bangalore is much better than these part of India.....anyways thanks a lot :)

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  38. Its like all the thoughts of your about winter is mine. I can relate well and daily going through the same dilema whether I should take bath or not inside my bathroom and waste most of time to decide this, due to this I am reaching office 15 mins late daily:)For every single person, your climax of the post can ruin the mood of your reader:) Overall nicely written:)

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  39. "WINTER BRINGS COUPLE CLOSER" AS ALWAYS, YOU RIGHTLY SAID BROTHER AND CHEERED US.

    I WISH YOU AND ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR-2012.

    BEST WISHES

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  40. @Mithlash : Singles do have their own way to get that warmth :).....anyways, welcome at my space n thanks for the follow, much appreciated...thank you :)


    @STRANGER : glad to have you after a gap, plz do come again.....
    wish you and ur dear ones too a very happy 2012 :)

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  41. Thanks a ton for your comment :) Hope to see you again :)

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  42. Think thousand time before doing something!

    So here's the same we are following..LOL
    It's too cold here too ..
    Achoooo :P

    But still I love winters because of tasty tasy vegetables :)

    Enjoy winters ...and take care!

    Merry Christmas~

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    1. oh....yes, winter vegies n foods really give a good taste....thank you.

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  43. yeah that's what. Blore is far better & even then, even in this weather, i shiver like a leaf. if it was north India i would have frozen by now!!!

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    1. if you are shivering in B'lore then don't even think to come in north India during this season.....its really freezing out here...thank you.

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  44. You certainly have a few dilemmas to contend with in winter. I believe winter is far better than summer.One you don't sweat however hard you work & you don't get tired.In Delhi all air conditioners get converted to air heaters in winter so that you remain warm & cosy. They revert back to a/c's once winter is over. Winter also ushers in fashion in woolen wear. Ladies must wear a different cardigan on different days of the week - men too have a wider wardrobe these days. And wear a range of jackets too.
    Your intake of ambrosia is higher in winter to ensure that you remain warm & comfortable from the inside. You can light your fire place or have a bon fire outside - pleasures that are restricted to winter.
    And Indian winters are actually mild compared those in Europe or the US, where the mercury touches minus 20 degrees or even lower & you have heavy snow fall.

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    1. i would certainly love to see that snow fall but thinking of minus 20 degrees......OMG....no way...... :)

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  45. and as far as Chennai is concerned, its no longer summer here this time.

    nicely written and the last line ;)

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  46. Living in Chennai, I miss those winters..having umpteen cups of hot tea, sitting in dhoop, eating peanuts and gajak:(

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    1. yaa....that GAJAK really taste great during winter....but what about this freezing temperature......:D

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  47. Maybe if you stopped asking yourself too many questions and did what you really wanted to :))

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    1. hhmmmmm may be.....:D
      Thanks for the visit....:)

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  48. Irfan bhai, I miss winter here in the south. I spent my childhood in West Bengal and Bihar and really enjoyed the warm afternoons and the razais at night! But let us hope the cold wave abates and makes life easier for the poor and those who cannot afford protection from the cold and those whose livelihoods are affected by the cold. Advance wishes for a happy new year!

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    1. yes Meera ji...its really heart breaking to see those people spending their night in open sky.....:(

      Thanks for the wishes......!!

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  49. Winter is really very harsh, Irfan ji! it feels nice to see that you have a reason to like winter; but here the spouse prefers to have a hot water bottle and to be left alone :)))

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    1. hahaaa....hot water bottles.....Does that serve the purpose???.....:P

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    1. Thanks for the visit..plz do come again...:))

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  51. Oh..this is is the winter season right..we are not much affected by it except I had a cold and sneeze last week..

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    1. Lucky you are, dear...i wish i get chance to spend winter at ur place n stay away from this chilling weather condition.....buttttttt....

      anyways...thank you.

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  52. Yes, the warmth of one another to keep you warm! The freshness of the cold to keep you alert! ;)

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  53. nice humourous read! :) the warmth after the cold is what appeals to most I think like the shade during the heat! Here it is milder now, expecting to grow colder in January. Hope it abates a bit there. Keep warm! :)

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    1. yaa.... desperately trying to stay warm....but not that easy....

      anyways, welcome at my space...plz do come again...thank you.

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  54. Whatever, I am enjoying every moment of this winter.Delhi is very, very cold these days.

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  55. winter is real harsh here in Canada, yet no need to be pretentious as warm water and centrally heated homes make it easier to take shower daily.
    But in India and Pakistan (except taking shower), it's much comfortable, rather December is warm.
    Go for Hajj or Umra, you will find December very hot--
    Madinah is colder than your country.

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    1. Pray for me Bhai....that almighty Allah give me chance for Hajj/Umra.....AMEEN.

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  56. hello irfanji
    news paper reports just shocked me...hope you are doing good...and we just had the "thane" cyclone...

    A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU:)

    P.S "the mercury level is dropping down every minute like the morality falls in our day-to-day life.... :("
    these lines are perfect :)

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    1. Thanks for the concern Haritha.....i hope every thing is cool n calm at ur place now after that cyclone.....
      Thank you.

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  57. Hello where are you sire..

    Happy new year to you and family and everyone around you..

    Have a great year

    Bikram's

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    1. Hi Bikram...
      thanks for the wishes....just got stuck in day to day life needs....rest ok....
      Thank you.

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  58. Heeeyy its like winter now in hyd..:):)
    M having total fun lazying :) :)
    Thank u for lovely comments n visit..:)

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  59. winter brings everyone close
    happy new year

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  60. Haha sure you are right Irfan, though we don't have winter here, I know cold nights bring couples closer together, how much more if it's winter? :D

    Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your whole family. More blessings to come! :)

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    1. Thanks for the wishes n same to you....:))

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  61. Yes. agree that sometimes the weather is too harsh on us, still every weather has its advantages, doesn't it ?;-)

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  62. Ha ha... very interestingly put. I personally love winters too. :)

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    1. Thanks for the visit...plz do come again.

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    1. Thanks for the Tag Bikram...will take up here soon.

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  64. Irfan Bhai,Iam a fan of your blog and I think it very well deserves this award.Please refer to my blog, www.suzyz.blogspot.com .

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    1. Really feeling honored...thank you so much....!!

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  65. hah i like friend sm's comment: winter brings everyone close
    happy new year

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  66. Would you feel better if I told u that in such cold weathers, even I avoid touching water..??? I don't care if I do not take a bath for 2 days.. if its cold, I am dead meat.

    But, your last line floored me.. awesome and so very trueeee.. :)

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