Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Alice(s) in Wonderland

While growing up in the far-flung areas of our country, I never really had a best friend. Best friend in the sense many speak of the word - one friend that you have grown up with, that one friend you went to school with, the one who knows you inside out. This lack of a best friend was one of the many pitfalls of being born to parents with transferable jobs. Nonetheless, though I did not have a best friend so to say, I did have lots of good friends - friends from all across the country.

It was only when I started college and shifted into a hostel that I met the girl who was to turn into my proverbial best friend. Our friendship started with random hi, hellos, graduating to exchange of class notes and in no time we were bonding over endless chat sessions about latest political updates, the exhaustive books collection in the college library and the current affairs - yes, you read that right - as mass communication students, these topics were the things that kept as pre-occupied! 


Fun for us was doing all quirky things! Getting up at 6 in the morning to check-out our favourite News anchors, watching movies all night long, buying matching stuff from the stores and threatening auto-drivers with dire consequences if he did not abide by the traffic rules!

When it came to girly things like make-up and fashion, we were like Alice(s) in Wonderland! We would wonder with amazement at every little thing we would discover in our friends' make-up boxes! And on the make-up counters at the malls! Stuff that was fancier than your regular kohl pencil, eye-liner, and lipstick!  There were hundred different brushes to put the make up on, there were exotic concealers to hide marks and blemishes on your face, eye-shadows, blush-ons and what not! An array of products to turn you from a plain Jane into a glowing princess in no time - provided one knew what to apply and where! 

So Alices(s) in Wonderland we were, wearing down the sales-girls at different brand counters with our nincompoop queries about some product or the other! More often than not, we did not buy the products despite our incessant questions, for we knew we will not use them after all. And the rare occasions when we let our minds and hearts be convinced about a product, all sorts of experiments would start once we reached our hostel rooms, and these experiments would then soon turn into laugh riots! 


Once we got this fancy face-pack from some cosmetics shop and it promised super glowing skin within minutes of applying and lo and behold, as soon as we reached our room, we were all set to put it on! But once we had applied it on our scrubbed faces we forgot about the goodness of the product or wondering whether it will actually work wonders on our skin like it promised, our new experiment was to see who looked more ghastly or rather GHOSTLY with the face pack on! In a while friends from adjoining rooms too joined us in our experiment and one ghostly sight we all made with this black mud pack on our faces!

And now when I see this beautiful Dove soap hamper, I know how this new experiment is going to turn out! My best friend is again going to be the guinea pig for this experiment! As my partner in crime in many offbeat experiments, she will be game for this one too! Anything for good, glowing skin, and quirky photographs! 

34 comments:

  1. wonderful post Ragini..All the best for contest :)

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  2. Haha...OMG! That pic is so funny :P Cute friend you have! Lovely post...ATB dear :D

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    1. Thanks Bushra! Follies of youth, sigh! :D

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  3. LOL...this too reminds me of my college days with my BFFs....best of luck for the contest! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for your good wishes Pankti! :)

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  4. I loved that pic ..nice post Ragini..all the best ..:-)

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  5. Lovely post....my dad n mom both has transferable job so I know how is it like with friends and then I when I went to hostel only then I got my best friend too..:)

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  6. Lovely blog! :) Would you like to follow each other? :) ♥
    Merry Christmas!
    http://shabanasultana.blogspot.in/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/9807829

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shabana! Will sure check your blog. :)

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  7. Very sweet and lovely post.

    All the best for the contest.

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  8. Lovely post! I loved the title...

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  9. Hehe.. how sweet :D

    Good luck! :D

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    1. Thanks Namrota! Best wishes to you too! :)

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  10. Very Nice post!!! All the best for the contest :)

    Aditya Manchanda
    www.eatoutsdelhi.net

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  11. Nice. Best of luck for the contest.

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  12. Could connect with the part on waking up to catch news anchor and make up. I can never understand make up and specially those brushes. Beautiful narration, Ragini and good luck dear.

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    1. Thanks so much for appreciating the post Saru! Best wishes to you too! :)

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  13. It's some good old memories reviving and I actually loved the way you look in the photograph :) Wish you and your best friend good luck Ragini !

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation Uma! Best wishes to you too! :)

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  14. Hi

    Finally found the most famous Indiblogger out there.
    You were present at the Dance India Dance meet in a black dress, right?
    Looking at you there I felt I had seen you somewhere and just today I realized you are the same person though you look quite different in this picture.

    Quite frankly, I am not a reader and so can't comment on your writing 'quality' but the way you spring up with prizes in each and every blogging contest you participate in, you do seem to have loads of writing 'ability'. What else do you do apart from blogging, or is this your sole bread and butter too?

    By the way, I am Anant, the one in a yellow shirt at DID meet, if you remember, and I was sitting in the row just in front of yours. I am a software engineer by education, an ex-Infoscion by choice, a blogger and a not-published-as-yet author by profession who has just finally and thankfully found a publisher who is sending him a contract to publish one of his books, which would be out in a few months.

    You can check out my blog at http://itsanant.blogspot.com and if you aren't into techno-geek stuff, head straight to the 'Personal' tab else you'll get bored.

    Would be waiting for a reply from your end, if you wish to be friends!

    Apologies for bearing the above and cheers for reading
    Anant

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  15. this contest is awesome isn't it? Reliving some of our memories and sharing them here.. :) nice one!

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    1. It indeed is Richa! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  16. It indeed is Richa! Recalling and then writing about fun memories with BFFs was fun. :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I see what you said about my best friend being like your Ragini Ji! It was great reading about your best friend too :)
    I laughed really hard over the experiment you did with the face pack. Good thing you had a photograph that captured that memory :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post and the photo Kirti! :)

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