Over Six Months

fb twitter coverIt’s been over six months since Scribbleomaniac became live (so I realized today). I thought that it’s time that I should change the blog’s main banner as well as the cover pics of the facebook page and twitter stream as a token of this sixmonthversary.

It’s nothing grand really; just a simple collage put together to highlight the essence of Scribbleomaniac i.e. travel, poetry and furkids.

It has been a journey with plenty of learnings for me. Scribbleomaniac continues to be my personal blogging venture with no plans of money making at all as yet. Somehow, I can’t equate business with what I write. It is all too personal I feel. Or maybe I’m still not there.

Anyhow, with zero marketing efforts, almost minimal referrals, Β and zero expectations from a rather zombified circle, I appreciate all the organic reach and support that I have received from theΒ  blogging community and especially the insta friends/bloggers. I am no where near the star bloggers list, and which is the reason all the support means so much more meaningful to me.

When I started this blog, I thought I will write my short stories and creative writings along with some animal rights and advocacy posts. But then, I realized the pattern of blogging and what all was inspiring me was quite different from what I had in mind initially.

Analyzing the blogging routine further, I concluded that Scribbleomaniac is mostly a log for my travel reviews, poems and some heartfelt animal/fur kids posts. The random scribbles are always there too, because comeon there is always so much else that grasps my mind all the time.

Anyhow, today I don’t want to brag about anything really, simply because I have achieved nothing either. However, I just feel it’s so important to thank each one of you who takes out the time to follow my blog regularly, read my blog posts and all those who liked Scribbleomaniac’s facebook page.
But most of all, I want to thank the twitter and insta followers from whom I expected nothing at all. Sometimes, it just turns out that strangers have more in common with you than you can ever imagine. It’s a funny thing about life.

So once again, Thank You, all of you for being there!!! I hope you will continue to enjoy my blogs.



Five reasons why I miss the month of Ramzan


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I don’t remember about the good old days, but ever since I entered the corporate rut, the standing up on your own feet or the feel good independent mode, I have been a huge fan of the holy month of Ramzan. I continue to enjoy this month so much more with each passing year and today, I want to share five good reasons for this undying affinity and why I miss the month of Ramzan so much.

1. Super half-day routine
Unlike many others I know, I love, like really, really love the half days at work routine. I mean nothing beats the happiness of leaving work at two in the afternoon. Honestly, I have been more productive at work with these timings and always end up achieving much more in the limited hours. The flip side is that office starts one hour early also, but comeon nothing is free in this life then, is it?

2. Iftari at home
If you follow my posts, by now you would have a good idea about my anti social approach towards life. So yes, I enjoy iftars at home along with my family. It’s so peaceful with customized home cooked iftari including mommy dearest’s special ramzan menu. Call me boring or eccentric, which I am by the way, but I hate going to iftars in crowded, noisy restaurants nor am I a big fan of the zillion iftar deals they put up each year. It’s just not my thing and it always reminds me of an iftar at a restaurant (a famous top notch place) where their cutlery and plates were falling short and their servers kept asking the customers to return their plates. That was a nasty experience! However, apart from these one off sad incidents Ramzan is amazing. I am already dreading the pre and post Ramzan lunch scenes, that will be spent at the hot and crowded office cafes amidst people with no morals whatsoever. I don’t quite like that.

3. Sleep Haven
Ramzan kind of serves the purpose of the much needed hibernation phase for me. In the first few days of Ramzan I sleep so much it’s mind boggling. It also kind of shows how bloody taxing my regular work and home routine. But in this month, I get the chance to set the clock straight and I can actually feel the difference in my health in a good way.

4. Reading Goals
Believe it or not, I do read quite a lot during Ramzan. It is more to do with will power and determination though, but somehow Ramzan gives me the extra push to not lose the momentum on reading. Hence, my reading routine stays on track.

5. Feel Healthy
And of course, most importantly Ramzan makes me feel so fit and healthy. I don’t really indulge in outside food as I mentioned earlier, and along with regular physical workout and daily chores, the reasons to stay and feel healthy are numerous.

So here were my five reasons for missing Ramzan so much. Do share why you miss the beautiful and blissful month too (if you do). 😊

To my special lady – Happy Mother’s Day


Although I believe in celebrating mothers all year round, but I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to pay a little tribute to my mom this Mother’s Day.

Ammi is one of the bravest woman I have known. She has always been emotionally strong. Ever since Papa passed away, which was a good twenty five years ago, Ammi is holding the fort in the best way she can.

Yes, she may be stubborn and quite unreasonable at times, but managing life, the home and all of us all on her own for the longest time and still going strong, is more than impressive.

I may not say this to her ’cause I am just like that, but I admire her for her strength and conviction from the beginning. And although we are poles apart, I know I get my strength and stubborness from her!

She has been both my father and mother all these years and we made it through the worst of times like a roller coaster ride only because of her.

To the best and worst of memories and many, many more I wish Ammi a very Happy Mother’s Day! You will always be the best in your own special way!

Also, I hope all of you reading my blog will pick your phone and call your super mom if she is not with you today. Or if you’re together make her day special with a little surprise that she might totally love, just by the way.

Do remember, the worst part of growing up is that your parents are also getting old! So don’t let go of any chance you have to make many more unforgettable memories while you can!