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18 Things I want...really!

(Reminds me of this song too from Oye Lucky Oye!)
Every time I think of things I want, I see boxes piling high up above! While the upside of these wants warms my tummy, filling my head with a lot yummy images, the downside is that these may be very far from our realities. Most of the times we let our wants’ come in the way of our realities. I wish mine didn’t!

So when I readSupriya’s 18 things I want blog post, I conjured up so many images in my tiny head that I had to write it all down before it got me all dizzy!

So here goes – I want an increase of at least 3-4 inches to my current height. I want a beautiful nude shade gloss that keeps my pout pretty all the time. I want long, wavy hair! All those blowing thousands of rupees on straightening should take cue from people who have long, poker-straight (albeit silky) long hair. Very boring! Curly hair would do too.   I want a dog. No puppies. I want a grown up dog, preferably a lab or a German shepherd. I want a cat too.       I want to be clearl…

Rich God, Poor Devotees

(Chosen as BlogAddas 'Spicy Saturday Picks - August 11th, 2012)
We Indians are an interesting bunch. There is never a dull day with us around and believe me, we are going to be around for a very long time! We are a very diverse bunch too. No, I am not talking about the diversity in unity and all that jazz. I am talking about the diverse ways in which we continue to shock and make fools of ourselves. 

India is a diverse country - we love this line very much. We chant it every time someone asks us to define/describe India. We feel proud and our chests puff up with patriotic love. Nevertheless, this love-shove is only for 'India' and not so much what makes 'India'.
We hate our fellow men/women/children. We happily look down upon everyone we think is not like us. We love caste/creed/race/wealth distinctions. In short, we love every divide there is to help us make better 'Indians'. However, there is one thing that we all love - RELIGION.
Yes, we love 'our' r…