December of the Not-so-Rich and Infamous.

Yay!!! It’s December!!! :D

So it is the end of the year, the happy cheerful spirits all around. The time for reunions and meeting friends.

Every other person is excited either about going to this awesome party at the end of the year, or the trip they are going to take. Our facebook feeds and instagram are already flooded with either their shopping pictures or status updates on the days they are counting till they’ll party their heart out or how they can’t wait to reconcile with old friends or other rich brats to just booze their night away.

Now, if none of the above sentences had any relevance to you, well then congratulations!

You’re officially the part of the Not-so-Rich and Infamous club.

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This club is a just a virtual one consisting of people like us with no plans or money. (In most of the cases, both)

It’s not a very sad thing like you think, you know? (Ok, well it is.) But, that’s no reason to spend the year end crying. Here are 10 ways to rescue the new year’s from being as dull and boring as it could get.

1.Watch old movies:

Yes, the old black and white ones, the mushy cheesy ones, or the horror ones. A perfect way to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with yourself :)

  2.Dance on loud music:

Go to your playlist. Select all the loud party, crazy song. Hit play. Screw everyone else.

3.Read a great book:

There is no better company, then that of a good book. Well, actually there is but since there is no one around, you have no choice.

     4.Cook for yourself:

There’s food. Nuf said.

5. Spend the savings:

Yes, the ones you’ve been saving since a while. All the Diwali cash or the rakhi gift hampers. Time to spend them all. Go ahead. Pamper yourself. You’ve been good this year, you deserve it.

6.Write or paint:

Everyone has their own way of escapism. Be it writing or painting or anything else. Hobbies are great getaways.

7.Television shows:

Well at least it’s better to watch the award shows or the New Year’s performances they show on TV.  It’s better than cribbing in your room about being bored at home.

 8.Call up family members- specially older members:

When was the last time you called your grandparents or your uncles and aunts for no reason?What better than new year’s?

9.Act as if it’s just another day:

It’s a holiday mid week! What’s better than this? Go catch up on the missed hours of sleep.

  10.Social networking sites.

When everything fails, there’s always social media. Trust me; you’re not the only one who’s alone at New Year’s Eve. Go online chat your night away. Or whatever. Not that anyone cares :P

Anyway, Have fun! Untill next year!

– The Lazyy Blogger.

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Secret Santa

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“Argh! These assignments, I hate them.” Riya complained like for the millionth time.

Riya had planned for this weekend like a zillion times in her head. The perfect outfit and the fun she’d have with her friends she had always wanted to go for one of these weekender concerts. She loved the whole atmosphere and the euphoric feeling that came along with it. Being a part of the concert crowd was what she loved. And she had also being saving money for it since quite a few months now. And now to let go of all this just for a stupid assignment was what she was more than pissed for.

So she halfheartedly sat the whole evening with Tanya in her room and somehow after all the nagging and cribbing; managed to complete the whole assignment.

Next morning, we went to Miss Sengupta in the staff area and handed over the assignment.

“I didn’t expect you girls until evening.” she smiled.

For a change we did not return her smile.

“Seems like I did after all spoil your day, did I?”

“Well kind of.” I muttered.

She heard that.

“What were you going to do anyway?” She enquired.

There was silence.

“Well, now that I’ve already ruined your plans, why don’t you both help me with a little work that I have?”

“Ok.” We both said with no enthusiasm at all in our voices.

In my mind I was so pissed off. Anger at its peak.

She walked us out of the college and on to the street.

“So, what was the plan anyway?” she asked.

“We’re going to attend the weekender” Riya said.

“We had that planned for quite some time now.” Priya added.

“Ah, the weekender. The one they are having at the outskirts right?” she asked “Isn’t it too pricey?”

“It’s alright once in a while” Riya answered.

“Sure it is.”

There we reached. To a not so well off place named Aashiyan.

“Auntyyyyy” a small little girl came running to Miss Sengupta.

“How’s little Aanya doing?” she asked cheerfully

“I’m fine. But has Santa arrived yet?” she asked.

“Tonight, only when you go to sleep. He’ll come.” She narrated, as if a story.

“Okay.” She smiled and ran off.

Me and Tanya were so confused to say a word.

Miss Sengupta turned to us and said “They’ve been waiting for this day all year around. And work hard to be good the whole year only to hope and receive gifts they wish for. And you know what are their wishes?”

“Come along she said.”

Inside she greeted the manager in a room inside. She came out with a file.

She handed it to us.

“Why don’t you two go and read it in the garden?” she said.

We left without a word.

The kids were playing just there, they all looked so happy to see us.

We took a bench and sat. We couldn’t believe what we saw in the file.

Neatly written in what felt like handwriting on 6-7 year olds were wishes.

Arun Remote controlled car
Aanya Barbie doll
Tina Tea set
Rahil Birthday cake for jiya because the last cake got spoiled by me.
Siddhant Encyclopedia
Muskan Make up kit
Jiya Frock
Nupur School shoes

I and Tanya literally had tears in our eyes.

Just then a little girl came to us and said “Did Rahil hit you too? He’s like that only.”

“I did not do anything!” A boy said who we did not realize was hiding behind the bench

“I saw you, you’re out! You’re out!” the girl shouted happily and ran off.

“I’m not!” he too ran behind her.

Just then Miss Sengupta came, and sat at the bench next to ours.

“They’re all orphans. 2 of them the manager found left alone on the road.”

We were still speechless. We realized that we were cribbing about such petite issue.

“”They’ll finally get all their gifts, well most of them. With the humble donations people do for them. And after paying all the school fees and making the ends meet. Not much fund is left for their gifts. Last year we could only get 4 gift items, but you know what? Neither did they crib nor did feel jealous of the friends who got their gifts instead they all share whatever little they had. ”

“So, this year, do all of them get what they want?” Riya asked.

“No, just 3 of them. The organization hasn’t been receiving enough donations.”

Just then Riya had a little idea. She looked at Tanya with a huge smile and said “I have a plan!” she understood and so did Miss Sengupta.

They left Aashiyan.

Just when it was evening, they retuned back with huge packets in their hands, all beautifully gift wrapped.

All the kids rushed to us.

“Did Santa send you?” the little girl asked.

“Yes he did.” Riya Said.

They spent the whole evening with them and they were so happy to see all the kids jump with joy after receiving all they wanted.

Riya and Tanya reached their hostel, their friends were back.

“We had soooo much fun!” said Malvika

“So did we.” They smiled.

– The Lazyy Blogger.