Love at first kiss, a long lasting love story
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Love at first kiss! A long lasting love story

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To my childhood companion,

“Tujhe dekh dekh sona, tujhe dekh kar hai uthna
Maine ye zindgani sang tere bitani, tujhme basi hai meri jaan”

There was something that always enticed me to you. I always dreamed of befriending you and spending my entire life with you. I was jealous when you were close to the guests coming to my home on the Winter Sunday evenings. You made them all so warm and comfortable. In fact, you were the first thing they all discussed and then praised too. Everyone had their share of you except I for I was a kid and was not allowed. But in my heart, only I knew how much I craved for you and wanted to be close to you.

And then finally, one day when my mother went to the kitchen to get some snacks for her, I got that golden opportunity when you and I were alone in the room. It was the moment I was waiting for. I stole a glance, held you and kissed you. Yes!!! I did. I knew it would be magical and you didn’t disappoint me, I was lost in your charm totally. That first kiss made our bond forever. And since then, you have been my partner, my love for life, no matter in which corner of the world I am.

I never expressed my feelings to you my love but this Valentine’s day, I wanted to ooze them out and share with the world what you mean to me. From your captivating fragrance to the brown tone to your spiciness, I love everything about you. I can’t imagine starting my day without holding you in my hands and resting my lips on you. I love being with you while cradling a book or painting something new. Your warmth is unmatched.

You cheer me up in the snowy mornings and make my best and hottest companion on the gloomy, rainy afternoons. If I have a tough day in the office or sleepless nights with kids, you never leave me alone. My eyes look for you and my lips long for you when you are away. I cherish all those countless memories with you in our balcony gazing at the stars together.

And I know this is not one-sided love honey. You love me equally. You ensure leaving me relaxed and soothe me the most when I just need to unwind myself. On the days, I am not well, have a migraine or battling with cold, you are the first one that comes to my mind. For you know how to heal me fast. Merely a sensational touch of yours and I am all charged up. You help me sleep better miraculously.

I wonder sometimes, how can anyone dislike you. I feel pity for them, what they are missing in their lives. Such a delight you are. But good, I need not share you with them. The best thing about is the variation of you. You have something for everyone selflessly. Something new every time, exciting and never boring! To me, you mean hospitality. As you are always there to welcome me home.

You remind me to be grateful, thankful every day. Thanks for being the love of my life, stay bright, refreshing and comforting forever.
My cup of chai!!!

 

This post is a part of the Valentine’s Day blog train hosted by me & my wonderful friend Prerna, sponsored by ShilpSa, Kalpavriksha farms & Neha from @bloggingmadeeasier. You can check out the awesome post written by my co-host by clicking here.
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February 14, 2019 1:37 pm

[…] This post is a part of the Valentine’s Day blog train hosted by me & my wonderful friend Vartika, sponsored by Shilpsa, Kalpana from Kalpavriksha farms & Neha from @bloggingmadeeasier. You can check out the awesome post written by my co-host here. […]

Sonali
Sonali
February 14, 2019 1:51 pm

indeed… chai and coffee are stress busters. infact while reading midway I thought it might be your pet, mainly dog😁😁… that’s the easiest guess! But ya chai was a real surprise

shubnita
February 14, 2019 1:54 pm

omg…just my thoughts…loved and can relate to each n every Single word….love u chai.. forever

Alpana Deo
February 14, 2019 3:22 pm

Woooow.. such a fantastic read. Must say what a fresh start of the blog train. I am not a “must have my cup of chai every morning person” but yes whenever I meet my cup of chai, I want it tasty, strong and with ginger. With that, I won’t mind to have Samosa…yummy.
#vdayblogtrain #MothersGurukul

Princy Khurana
February 14, 2019 4:08 pm

chai my all time love. i was so engrossed that i could never could imagine

Prerna Wahi
February 14, 2019 6:08 pm

I loooved your post and couldn’t guess till the end what/who you are talking about. Superbly narrated and heartfelt write up! Every word brings out the fact that you love tea a lot!

Alka Mishra
Alka Mishra
February 15, 2019 8:22 am

Such a delight to read your blog. Beautifully written. Though I am not a tea lover, but you left no stones to describe tea in an enchanting way.

suraj
February 15, 2019 9:27 am

So real, exceptional and beautiful post that I relate to! Thanks for sharing.

Vineet
Vineet
February 15, 2019 11:52 am

All chai lovers have same luv story….. Way of expression is commendable vartika

Shilpa Garg
February 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Aah! Chai it is!! A love affair that lasts forever!! What a beautiful ode it is to this elixir of life for most of us!! ♥

jenifer
February 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Aww, this is such a sweet read about mother & the cup of chai. I can relate my feelings with u. Beautiful post.

Anshu Bhojnagarwala
February 15, 2019 1:58 pm

Thought you were narrating a fiction story or the way you met your husband! No way I could have guessed it it was chai! Ha ha, so chai it is! And it’s indeed a long lasting love story – it will never disappoint you and argue with you.

Pallavi
February 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Wow such a wonderful read ..loved reading from the very first word.

Roma Gupta Sinha
February 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Hey Vartika, exceptional post, loved it and could guess what it was love 💗

Vani
February 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Loved the twist at the end…Maza aya padhke.

Pooja Budhiraja
February 15, 2019 7:05 pm

The first kiss story and a cup of chai sounds so interesting. Stay in love forever

Jameela
February 15, 2019 8:09 pm

Oh chaai😅 I thot u r talking abt Ur baby or hubby,never cld I even think it can b chaai😂 very well narrated not a chaai person at all but I know d ones who love chaai, loves it whole heartedly..❤

Aritra Chakrabarty
February 16, 2019 5:43 am

Oh yeah!! The precious love story with chai, the steaming cup, the silhouette n the fragrance 😉…. absolute treat.
Loved the post.

Amrita
February 16, 2019 7:35 am

This was so romantic .Love how you weave stories out of life and thin air. And it was chai!
I wondered when you said brown tone but was kept hooked till the end.

Esha Chakraborty
February 16, 2019 9:48 pm

What a lovely post…good old chai🤣🤣

Surbhi Prapanna
February 18, 2019 6:49 am

Wow, what a post and I had a great time while reading it. I was in deep thought, what do you want to say exactly when I had read first few paragraphs…and at the end..it was chai…loved the way you narrated it. #Vdayblogtrain

Varsh
February 18, 2019 7:10 am

I was both a chai and coffee person (yes, it is possible) but I’m now a complete chai person (yes, that’s possible too!). 🙂
Nothing is better than a steaming hot cup of ginger tea to make my morning pleasant! Loved this post. Chai is love!

Anagha Yatin
Anagha Yatin
February 18, 2019 1:13 pm

Hahaha… such a long-standing, spicy, steaming hot relationship you share Vartika with your beloved “Chai”!
I’m sure no one would have ever painted the town red with the love for “chai” like the way you did.
Refreshing post indeed.

Snehal Joshi
February 18, 2019 1:39 pm

Chai is my first love too 🙂 Such an endearing post!! Loved it.

Kapila Rattan Bhowmik
February 19, 2019 2:48 pm

I am a tea lover and can totally relate to your love for tea. 😁😁

Praggatti rao
February 19, 2019 7:43 pm

Hahaha!!! What a beautiful story woven around the anchor of all lives- chai:) Relished it totally… delightful read indeed vartika

Pallavi
February 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Wow amazing twist in the story..lovedit…

Mahati ramya adivishnu
February 19, 2019 9:21 pm

Ha ha.. ofcourse a cup of tea on a rainy day is awesome with some spicy snacks.

Silja Nair
February 20, 2019 2:10 pm

haaa this was unexpected love relationship. Chai tho chaiya hi refresh hona ka liya

anupriya
February 21, 2019 7:58 am

I definitely understand this obsession with tea. My husband is a Tea-maniac and I feel like a third wheel when he has his chai. Looking forward to participating in this blog train.

Mayuri Nidigallu
February 21, 2019 9:20 am

Chai was the last thing I expected! I am thrilled to have found a fellow Chai lover though! Lovely reading this quirky post!

ujjwal mishra
February 22, 2019 10:16 am

when i got married my husband used to call me “chaha-baaj” now he also drinks lot of tea like me 🙂
I completely understand your love for tea, I love it so much that I never waste it. I tell my son if we ar ein rush in morning ” chai ki bezzati mat karo, let me finish it first ” now you know we are in the same boat.

Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
February 23, 2019 10:41 am

Haha this was funny yet so true! I must admit though, my true love is coffee, not chai 😋
#VDayBlogTrain

Shivani
February 24, 2019 11:59 am

I have already admitted to my hatred for tea STILL I loved your piece, so that says quite a bit. You built it up so beautifully and ended with such a sweet surprise

Pragnya Mishra
February 24, 2019 12:19 pm

I love the plots when I guess the ending wrong. I was expecting a human or a pet or even a book, but never chai. It was a refreshing way to start a valentine special blog train. Loved it.

Aakriti
February 24, 2019 3:12 pm

Chai is bae. And the way you have gone beyond to express your love for it is amusing. Just like a craftsmanship you have weaved your words to bring out a plain thing like tea. Great blog post.

Aruna Menon
February 24, 2019 5:42 pm

A love story most of us Indians would have experienced …. Nice build up… I thought it might be a pet …..
Loved your blog too ….

Happy writing

Ritwika
February 25, 2019 11:34 am

That would be my husband for sure! For him chai is the ultimate love of his life. Such a wonderful blog Vartika.

Piya Gajbe
Piya Gajbe
February 25, 2019 7:38 pm

This was so cute.I simply loved it…being a chai lover it struck a chord with me.

Shahnila Hassan
February 25, 2019 8:15 pm

Haha.. Interesting chai’s love story.. I didn’t reached at the point first… Than laughed A lot after reading the end.

DIsha
February 25, 2019 8:58 pm

The love for Chai is forever! Loved the humor in the post and was left in giggles by the end. 🙂

roopali
February 27, 2019 2:44 am

Ha ha ha.. Interesting read.. And let me tell you that, i have same feelings for coffee..

Maneet Gulati
Maneet Gulati
February 27, 2019 7:24 am

Haha… very well written Vartika! only an ardent chai lover could have expressed it the way you have. I have a few friends who are crazy about their cuppa chai, and door kaha jao, my husband can have it any time of day and night. absolutely loved it.

Maya Bhat
February 27, 2019 9:47 am

lol …. 😀 for me, morning chai is bae. without that day cannot even start. otherwise I am ok if I get or doesn’t get chai.

MISHA JAIN
February 27, 2019 3:00 pm

haha,..!! Hi 5 girl. I am also a big time chai lover. and can’t imagine my time without it. Everyday i need it

Priyal
February 27, 2019 7:01 pm

Though tea is never my favourite but I love reading this post and it remind me of my dad who is a big chai lover

Jayashree Saha
Jayashree Saha
February 28, 2019 7:28 am

Wonderful way to express your love for Tea ..Beautiful writeup 👌👍

AuraOfThoughts
February 28, 2019 8:38 am

Chai as a real surprise…..then I again scrolled back to relate each of your expressions I could connect easily. Tea is indeed a real stress buster and comes to rescue when one needs to relax. Great thought and well expressed.

Cheers
MeenalSonal

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[…] This post is a part of the Valentine’s Day blog train hosted by me & my wonderful friend Vartika, sponsored by Shilpsa, Kalpana from Kalpavriksha farms & Neha from @bloggingmadeeasier. You can check out the awesome post written by my co-host here. […]

SHRADDHA NIPHADKAR
March 1, 2019 4:18 am

LOL! Too good! When I started reading, I thought it was going to be some hot, steamy, romance. It was “hot and steamy’ alright! I am in the mood for chai now. 😀

Aishwarya Sandeep
March 1, 2019 6:14 pm

That was an interesting love story…though I am not a Tea lover, I have a few friends who absolutely cannot survive without tea.

Ila Varma
Ila Varma
March 1, 2019 6:14 pm

I thought you were narrating instances with your pet but the sudden twist landed on Chai. Chai is mine favourite passtime, same pinch.

Keerthana
March 1, 2019 6:50 pm

Through out each line and each sentence you made me feel like who is that luckiest obsession of yours. When I know it is chai – aww I felt like I love my chai the same way like you did. Its a great great writeup!!

Shalini
March 1, 2019 8:12 pm

This was beginning to sound like a intense love story till you unfolded the mystery! Very humourous i must add, and yes only a tea lover can understand your lovevfor tea! Totally nailed it!!

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[…] We had heard about this sad love story related to this spot so came to witness the beauty. These rock pillars are popular for providing a bird’s view of the gorgeous surroundings. The chamber between the two massive rocks is called the Devil’s Kitchen. It was covered with mist and clouds so we could not get a clear view for a long time but it was majestic. It was a perfect place to sit, absorb the nature, soothe your eyes, enjoy the cool breeze and clear sky. The only thing I missed was my cup of chai […]

Aditi Kapur
April 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Loved reading about your tea love!

Supriti Garg
November 23, 2019 8:20 pm

I had a hearty laugh at the end. .But it is so true.. A cup of coffee means the same to me and it is my 1st love. Loved the concept and i dare say anything about ur writing skills. amazing as always! 🙂

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