Shades of Jane

Showing you my real side, with my colour mood. ^_^

A lot has changed in my life since 2018 and I have grown into a different person. I saw life in a different light and now I do not see it all. The point is, I may or may not continue with this thread, but I would still like to archive it for you to read and for me to look back once in a while.


7th December, 2021, 08:56 PM

Milky White: I know I said I will lock this section, but I say a lot of things and then do the exact opposite, so it’s actually your fault for trusting me. I have been alright, but working from home has become a little boring – nothing exciting happens in my day, although it has let me remember a rather frustrating day of working from the office. Some time last year, I was standing in the pantry, waiting for something to heat up, till a colleague also came in wanting to have some tea/coffee (preference of the latter would make me judge you; kidding), until they realised that the machine was out of milk. Instead of waiting for the staff to help refill the milk, this super bright person decided to carry out this task themselves. Dear colleague first cut the packet, but instead of pouring it out from the torn part, they attempted to pour it from the opposite end and all of it splashed on…ME! (Mind you, this was a 5L packet). My stockings and boots were completely ruined and I may have ranted to my teammates all day about this. But as I look back, it did help me vent out my feelings and to me it was at least an interesting experience. It might be worth it to drip tears over spilt milk!

14th December, 2017, 12:59 PM
Yellow Collar: Hi guys! So before the year ends, I thought I’d take out some time to share a moment with you all. The news is that I got a very cool internship with a book box subscription service and I get paid through books, stationery and really artistic stuff (will try sharing photos of the same). In addition to my studies, this is what has been keeping me busy. But, the best part is I get to be around creative people and creative thoughts. 

 19th March, 2017, 11:52 PM
True Blue: As the shade suggests, this instance relates to being genuine. When I was about 4-5 years old, I had to take part in a fancy dress competition and my mother had dressed me up as a balloon seller for the same. She also helped me rehearse a few lines- “गुब्बारा लेलो, लाल लेलो, पीला लेलो, नीला लेलो, हरा लेलो,” which meant, “buy balloons in red, yellow, blue and green.” I even had a few balloons with me for the act. While waiting for my turn backstage, two of my balloons  the blue and green ones – burst because of someone else’s props. This resulted in a huge dilemma because when my turn came I didn’t know whether to recite my lines or not. I thought the audience would call me a liar if I did recite those lines, as it was evident that I didn’t possess any blue or green balloons. I ended up completely blank on stage, just to save myself from the “liar” tag. 

17th February, 2017, 6:15 PM
Aura Gold: Hi. Sorry for not being so active lately. Been busy with…well, since this place is not for whining and complaining let me share something delightful with you all. So every day at 6.00 in the evening, I clean the small prayer room in my house and subsequently light the lamp. While doing so I discovered that the church bell is rung and the Adhan is recited at the same time. If this doesn’t sound like harmony, I don’t know what does.

5th October, 2016, 10:55 PM
Golden Brown: Isn’t it strange that when you see someone totally random, enjoying and living in the moment, you feel elated as well? Last week I was roaming about the streets along with my friends when my gaze shifted towards this golgappa vendor who was serving a group of chirpy girls with great pleasure. My friend thought I was craving the delicious, crisp street snack, but it was actually that smile on his face that captured my attention. Do you see how that made a chain reaction?

4th September, 2016, 03:00 PM
Rainbow: Has anything colourful happened in my life lately? No. Will I still try and squeeze in a shade here? Yes. So, have you ever had a dream, which was so vivid and surreal, that you were left confused about its happening? Well, I have. I usually forget my dreams, especially the ones that I see in the afternoon, but there is this one dream that my brain chooses to replay whenever it gets the chance. It’s like this- After Diwali (a major festival in India), everything usually seems quiet and then in the evening the sky lights up with different colours in the shape of clouds. But I always miss it, because I am asleep, even in my dream. Btw, Happy Fall guys!

29th June, 2016, 07:15 PM
Sunny Yellow: It’s been a long time, right? Sorry about that. I haven’t been keeping well, and even this update is slightly late in reaching you. I attended a literary event, called Lit.up, the other day. It was so-so, but you know what?! I got to meet the co-founder of Terribly Tiny Tales. (You are living under a rock if you don’t know about it). Well, that’s not even the best part. The highlight of my day was meeting two fellow bloggers: Ragini and Ishita for the first time! They happen to be really good friends of mine, even though we have just spoken on text. They both didn’t know each other that well, and since I was late, Ragini saved a seat for me. The ironic part is that they were sitting one seat away from each other, and it’s only a few minutes after I occupied that seat, did they both realise that they were saving the same seat for me. I still can’t stop laughing at this incident. Oh, and I will try posting a picture for you guys!

6th March, 2016, 10:01 PM
Army Green:Whenever we would have exams, my friends and I would always study together. During one such scheduled session, I had forgotten my identity card that I had to produce before entering the reading hall of our college. When the guard demanded mine, my friend intervened and said that I was their friend, and they know me, to which he replied, “She may be your friend, but she’s my daughter,” and then let me go in.

3rd March, 2016, 04:55 PM
Dusty White: Books don’t need a cover, but they definitely need a frame. However, people often forget that it’s their own hands that are supposed to cover the book, and it’s their eyes that are meant to be the frame. A few months ago, I was waiting for my turn at a tea counter, and overheard the following conversation, that most book lovers will get:
Guy 1: Hey did you know that Chetan Bhagat gives titles to his books based on the order that they are published?
Guy 2: Oh! Really?
Guy 1: Yeah, it goes like this- His latest book is Five Point Someone, the third one was Three Mistakes of my Life, the first was One Night at a call centre, and his second one was Tale of Two Cities
Hmm. Poor Chetan Bhagat. Poorer Charles Dickens.

20th February, 2016, 07:42 PM
Minion Hue: This happened a while ago, but it’s still lingering around my thoughts– While heading towards the telephone office, to pay my bill, I saw a girl wearing blue dungarees (it’s similar to a jumpsuit) and a yellow sweater under it. Only I know how I controlled my giggles, especially since I had watched Despicable Me the previous day.
Yes, yes, I know I shouldn’t laugh, but I find such things amusing. (I don’t make fun of people, by the way. This was just a healthy joke!) I wouldn’t be showing you my true side if I refrain from posting things like this as well.

15th February, 2016, 11.45 PM
Baby Pink: I absolutely detest pink. No, not because I find it “girlie” or “barbie type,” but because it shattered my hopes of having a red chair. I had to make-do with it, because the whole marketplace couldn’t produce a red one. Also, this is my cheeky method of compensating for the lack of new main posts. Deal with it. 

14th February, 2016, 06:30 PM
Valentine Red: If you have been following me for quite a while, you would know of my obsession with red (see for yourself). In fact, as a kid, I owned a red coloured tin, that contained scrap material, but still, I was really possessive about it. Even my then best friend wasn’t permitted to touch it! And this same shade leads me to the next one. ^^

1st January, 2016, 11:31 PM
Tangerine Orange: Happy new year. Last night, I was at a party. Had to go even though I was under the weather. Parties actually make me feel bad about myself, as I can’t dance. And people who force me to do so are even more annoying. We were sitting about a bonfire, and I was busy on my phone/camera and taking pictures. That’s when an old lady came out to see the fireworks for the new year. She had taken a seat beside me and talked to me and blessed me. That’s all. Those few seconds made me happy. Old people always come as demigods. 

12th December, 2015, 03:55 PM
Chrome Yellow: Last month my friend and I were sitting on a park bench and just whiling away our time until a little lower class girl caught our attention. She kept making eye contact with us and eventually started making faces to make us laugh. I called her towards us, and she willingly came. Then, I asked her to sit with us on the bench, but she wasn’t able to climb. So I lifted her up and made her sit with us. This girl was genuinely happy about buying a new pair of slippers the previous day and began swinging her feet to show it to us. She told us that she goes to school and studies in the second grade, with much enthusiasm. We talked about where we stayed, about our families, and exchanged names of course. Hers was Lalita, which in Sanskrit means playful. There was nothing peculiar in this incident, but I decided to jot it down anyway, as it made me smile.

10th December, 2015, 11:10 PM
Ice Blue: The other day, I was on my way to the market to pick up some groceries, and noticed that an old couple was staring at me. And then I realised I had my arms folded because of the cold weather. (I was wearing a miserably thin sweater). And then the male spoke with a smile, “This doll is feeling so cold.”
Need I say more? 

22nd November, 2015, 07:41 PM
Priceless Green: Most of you know that I haven’t been in the best mood lately, and haven’t been active here. While creating this tab, I swore to myself that I would never showcase any negative feelings, and create a happy environment instead. So here is another wonderful moment of my life, that happened last year. I was late for college that day, and in a hurry, I left my purse at home. And hence both of us were depressed. I only realised this when I started fishing for some change, as I got off the rickshaw. I explained my situation to the rickshaw puller and assured him that I would pay him the next day. He realised that I would still need some money for my time at college, and offered me some money. I didn’t take it, but that gesture revived my faith in humanity. 

17th September, 2015, 08:47 PM
Scarlet Orange: Hi people! My blog completed one year today! But I still have a long way to go. Today I will be sharing a very special incident of my life with you- When I was in the third grade I had a pet…BUTTERFLY! Yup it’s true. My dad had gone out of station, and he called me up to ask me what I wanted from there. Now, I just mindlessly (and jokingly) said, “A butterfly.” And when he arrived the next day, he presented me a jar, with a butterfly in it. He actually went out and caught it for me. Then he drilled some holes in the lid of the jar and put some flowers inside it. The butterfly actually survived the five-hour flight duration! Unfortunately, she died within one day. I couldn’t even name her. But, today I am giving her a name- Scarlet. 

3rd September, 2015, 09:08 PM
Rusty RedWe are so lost in the era of e-mails and instant messaging applications, that we often forget the beauty of olden times; how our (great) grandparents would’ve fallen in love, or even how military spouses choose to stay in love! 
The other day, I went to the post office that’s near my house, for my mother’s work. I remember going there as a kid, along with a dear friend to submit our entries for a competition, conducted by Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon. We didn’t win, but it was such a treasurable experience. 
I wasn’t aware of the fact that they had upgraded to a ‘speed post’ facility. He took in my envelope through the window and proceeded with filling in the details on his computer, only realising that his mouse had conked off. He was quite old, perhaps in his late fifties. Now the post office is situated in a ground floor DDA flat’s store room, and as far as I know, the rest of the house is probably unused. He looked at me and assumed that I would probably know how to operate, or rather fix a computer. He called me in and asked me to just connect a new mouse, he had for a very long time, but couldn’t connect it, as he was the only worker there, and didn’t have any help. I agreed to help him and entered the office. It took a while to find the correct wire, as it was jumbled between lots of other wires, and was coated with dust (read icky and sticky). His mere office was full of old and dusty calendars, chipped cement walls and cobwebs. 
After connecting the new mouse, I headed towards the door, but he stopped me and asked me to sit on a plastic stool while he continued to fill in my details. He didn’t stop thanking me until a man came along with his son to purchase some items for a school project. The young boy, out of innocence, then asked the postman, “What all work is carried out in a post office?” That may be a bizarre question to you and me, but do read the opening line of this post again. 

9th August, 2015, 09:27 PM
Vibgyor: Hey! The day, or rather my day has almost come to an end, and I don’t think any amount of words would do justice to my feelings. As promised, I’ll tell you how I celebrated my birthday. My new cell phone actually happens to be my birthday gift from my parents, though it was given in advance! I went out later with my friends, and while I was waiting for them I got completely drenched. But, a kind man, who was sitting inside a tent, offered me his umbrella. That was really really nice of him. And I do count this as a gift. I got a box of chocolates, earrings, some clothes and lots and lots of wishes! Oh and here is a really magical thing – my friend had ordered my gifts online, but they didn’t arrive on time. My friend kept hoping that we would find the delivery guy on the way, and just take the gift from him directly and…that’s what happened! 
We joked, laughed and just fooled around and took many pictures. 
My mum baked a pineapple cake for me, and it was delicious! And she even prepared the meal, according to my liking. And you guys made me really happy. I loved all your edits/cards and wishes. So, thank you very very much! I love you. xoxo

27th July, 2015, 08:00 PM
Electric Blue: That awkward moment, when you are munching on a bag of chips (blue lays for me), while walking in a track park, and all the fitness freaks have their eyes laid on you. Yeah, I am already fit. Jealous much? 

26th July, 2015, 11:32 PM
Plain Red:
Hey! So I just started this section today, and I hope that I am able to stick to it. I chose Plain Red today because it is my favourite colour. And I am extremely happy today. I got so many messages on my page, from my followers (you guys), saying that I inspire and motivate them.

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