Failed Efforts: A Chat Post

Hello Everyone,

It is a general chat post. Nothing special. So you can stop reading wherever you feel bored.

I was missing you all. So, I thought I’ll drop a few words and talk to you about me and my routine these days.

I hope all is well at your end.

It has been a hectic fortnight for me – Schools opened, holidays ended, clinic resumed and workload is back. But with that, I decided that I will not let anything come in the way of writing so I allotted a set time for writing like previous times and now, I will try to update my stories on a frequent basis like I used to do during Fire&Ice and Spark&Spice on wattpad.

Don’t worry, I won’t tire myself. I try to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle, eat healthily and exercise every day. So, I hope it works for me.

On my last post when I was talking about my break, I had said that there are four more things that I wanted to achieve. I had made a list of 12 things to do – out of which I achieved 8 and I discussed them in my last post – Read them here: Holiday Moments

The rest 4 flopped big time. And I failed.

So, you don’t really get success every time. I tried hard but I had to give up. The things I couldn’t do –

  1. Shed 3 kgs of weight in 20 days and get in the desired shape – While I may say that we should accept ourselves and love ourselves the way we are, but having achieved that level of self-love, I don’t mind losing some extra kilos to achieve a healthy weight, increase stamina to stay energetic throughout the day, maintain activity levels and also, to get in that awesome dress that I wanted to buy. But alas, despite a good, healthy routine and regular exercise, I am not able to do it. And I know the problem. That is, more than occasional indulging in desserts with my kids. Phewww!! But I will try to get into the mold again this time. I have an event coming up in October and I have 80 days to go. My target this time is 8 kgs and that is last and final that I need to achieve to be maintained forever. I am 68 kgs right now and I want to be 60 kgs… Achievable isn’t it??!!
  2. I had to set a row of plants in my balcony and I didn’t get time to do it – I am writing it here so that I send the vibes in the Universe that I wanted to do it and couldn’t. Hope I get that time, energy and right resources to spice up my balcony space with beautiful plants and flowers. If I am able to do it soon, I’ll post pictures here. For now, I failed to achieve it.
  3. I wanted to binge-watch a TV show: I haven’t been able to do it even now. The closest I got there was asking twitter friends to suggest a TV show and I made a long list of TV shows to be seen. I don’t know when I will do it, but I will definitely start watching a TV show as KYY was the last show I watched and I am still stuck on it.
  4. I had to organize some paperwork – Income Tax Returns/Investments/ Banking work etc etc … When it comes to writing, I am the most prompt. But when it comes to important paper-work, I am the laziest. I HATE that work. Hate is a strong word, but Be It!! I wish someone did all that for me. But these are the things that I have to do and I keep running away from them. All those who know more about this field, please give me some tips!

So, that was all about my failed plans which I write in my to-do list every month and fail miserably month after month!

Things that I love to do are going Super Smooth!!! Like my writing… I love posting updates frequently and that is what I have been doing since last 2-3 days. Expect more updates like these.

More about my writing and introducing new sections on this blog in another post tomorrow! 

Love you all,




I will reiterate again that I write MaNan fiction for MaNan fans. I don’t like to horde them in a folder on my laptop. A story without readers is a painful asset. 

The sole reason for removing them is to safeguard them in My Name… so that no one else gets the credit for plot, dialogues and feels that I have in my books.  They are my babies. 

But, they are waiting to be shared. I will definitely post the links here as Manik-Nandini version and not as names changed, so that you lose nothing. They are as much yours as they are mine. But only to read. Not to copy 🙂

I will ensure that you are able to download the pdf links here. 

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Aayushi Pithwa says:

    Hey Dii…
    I am doing great… though a hell lot of work load… but still managing my routine…
    Also to give you some relief i would say that.. even i have missed many of my tasks in few days… which have been lined up this month to complete.. wish i finish them…😅
    PS: I am a CA and into all these work only.. following up with the clients for data for their Income Tax returns… We advice them to maintain periodic documentation and provide us so that you are bot loaded with gathering them all at once and take the trouble.. It may help you for the next year…

    See you soon in the next chat post… It is really great catching up with you…

    Take care…

  2. Ruchi says:

    I have been trying to lose 5 kgs too..its happening really really slow but I am not giving up..reducing sugar intake does wonders..try Joanna Soh’s workout videos on YouTube, they are short and don’t take out too much energy from you.
    Besides that did you watch the 2019 WC was the game of a lifetime!! 😀

    1. manitavb says:

      Yeah! Weight loss for me has been super slow. I put on 20 kgs when I was pregnant with my second daughter. I have lost 12 kgs since then but these last 8 kgs is real slow. Sugar and carbs are my weakness coz my kids pester me to bake cakes for them and so I indulge 😀
      I have been doing yoga and dance and keep trying different exercises as I get bored soon.
      I will give a try to the workout videos you suggested, Thanks.
      Hoping to speed up this time.

      And the WC Final was indeed a game of a lifetime. A nail biting match! And the rules made ENG the winners though my heart was with NZ.

  3. Madhuri53 says:

    My first reaction was…ha..ha..ha…Same happens with me. Failed attempts and keep trying it means life. I am trying to lose my weight since long. But due to knee problems I don’t exercise but doing other things like controlling intake of food, taking hot lemon water, etc.
    Same goes with filing of papers. I have two big fat folders waiting for their deserved place. Lol. Every weekend means laziness and just reading here and there.
    Binge watching, I last watched sacred games, tried mirzapur but got bored with lots of violence in it.
    I always recomond that you write more and more and allow us to read them. waiting for more stories from you…be it manan or any other.
    Thnx for sharing PDFs of your stories. Will be waiting for it.

    1. manitavb says:

      I’m glad there are others like me who keep struggling with certain issues day after day for some reason or the other.
      I’m going to give this fight a fresh start 😀

      And since it is July, so paperwork has become mandatory. 31st July is last date for filing returns. So, we have a deadline now 🙂

  4. Anusha says:

    You reminded me of my failed attempt to get up early during holidays(I am getting up at 10 on Sundays)… I have been planning to do it from almost 2 years but never ever able to do it. In fact in my case I am not putting efforts but you are doing it. So you will surely be able to do all the things that you desires..

    1. manitavb says:

      It’s just a matter of taking a decision and sticking to it!
      I’ve decided to try again, with a better will power this time 🙂

  5. Deepa says:

    It’s good my dear di aap Apni routine life BHI hamare sath share karte ho ye bahot achchhi bat hai aur failure se har mat Jana mujse BHI Nahi Hota fir BHI me try Karna Nahi chhodti don’t give up and best of luck for Ur goals

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you!
      No, I won’t give up! Ever 🙂

  6. Ramya says:

    Hello di..some people cant do there personal work but you are doing all these…you are amazing and inspirational too…may god bless you with love and prosperous and good health..😊

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you Ramya… it’s all about how much we want to push ourselves.
      Doing something or not is totally personal.
      And those who want to do it, they find a way 🙂

  7. Shahenaaz says:

    Love you too

    1. manitavb says:

      🙂 🙂

  8. Salriz says:

    Wow you are an amazing person you’re each post inspired me lots of love ❤️

    1. manitavb says:

      No…no…no… the entire idea of this post was to tell you that I am not amazing at all… as people think..
      I fail most of the times.
      I only talk about my successes or times, i have done something right… but I am lazy most of the times, overthinker, overplanner and I make way too many goals that eventually some have to fail 😀

  9. Lovemanan says:

    Can I suggest you a show to watch?

    I just got to know about it few days ago. It’s a 3 year’s old show . The show name is “Reporters”. I am watching it now on youtube. You can also watch it on SonyLIV. Now I have watched it upto episode 104 but still 28 episodes are left. I am just thinking how can I not know about this wonderful show. It’s just awesome. The main starring cast is Rajeev Khandelwal and Kritika Kamra. And both are phenomenal. I just loved this show.

    So that’s why I’m recommending you this show.

    And at last I am a big fan of all of your stories.
    Love you dear😘

    1. manitavb says:

      Thank you so much for the recommendation. I will add this one to my list of reccos for the TV shows and will tell you once I begin watching it

  10. Atharvi says:

    Super !! Loved this post of yours and the best part is the acceptance of things. I have been trying to shed some weight too but unlike you I have not been able to start with a routine. I now plan to set my basics right, not dream about doing too many things but just walk so that I can Atleast start something with the hope that it will end up being a part of my schedule. 😁

    1. manitavb says:

      To make a schedule and sticking to it is the first step actually…
      Hope to hear more from you and how did you do it 🙂

  11. Usha says:

    Hey… Don’t worry if you fail to do some of them. But I feel out of the list the paper work one is important. So try to complete it. Give priority to that. Rest can be done little later also. Your stories are come awesome as usual. I am into them so much that I could not stop commenting, otherwise I am very introvert person. Want to read ‘ Fire n Ice ‘ desperately from the start. With ‘ Tangles n Ties ‘ can see Bangalore life. Being a Bangalorian I like this. Love you. Bless You…

    1. manitavb says:

      A lot of Bangaloreans say that to me that they love it when Manan roam around Bangalore in T & T 😀
      Yes, this being July, I have a deadline till 31st for the paperwork, esp ITR

  12. chandrasan says:

    8/12 is really great Di😇 weight loss u can do it, never give up 💪 u know what kyy is the last tv show I had watched 🙌🙈 u are interested to watch another one, go for it ❤ yeah paper works is a headache😑 please do tell once you complete all this in the list !! Regular updates yayiee 😍😍

    1. manitavb says:

      You know… Actually, I am not even interested in another show… in fact, I don’t have time for that… but I wanted to have a new perspective about TV shows, so I want to give it a try.
      I’ve tried few shows in past, gave up all in 2-3 episodes.
      Until, I found KYY.
      Let’s see if I find something to hook me again 🙂

      1. chandrasan says:

        Yeah i totally understand!!!! Most of them who suggested TV shows for u are kyy fans (if am not wrong) u can give it a try.

        1. manitavb says:

          Yep, true… and they are loyal KYY fans so I trust their taste. I will write about it whenever I find something interesting 🙂

  13. Kavita menon says:

    Lots of love to u my super girl..who makes time for everything yet never forgets her readers. U r a busy lady and I completely understand how difficult it gets but Ur doing a beautiful joband with God will u will continue doing it better in coming days.god bless u.

    1. manitavb says:

      Each word of every wish means so much to me. I can never forget my readers… they are the reason, I’m here 🤗🤗💖💖

  14. Aish64 says:

    I really liked this post.. even I’m struggling to do the first three things in my life and failing miserably… By reading this Im kinda getting motivational feels to fulfill them. And I think it will help you as well coz now it is known to a lot of people, you’ll definitely try harder to fulfill them so as to answer them whether you’ve fulfilled them or not.. I’m sure you want to say yes and couldn’t lie also that you’ve did it( not sure whether you’re getting this😅) So this post is useful for both of us🙌

    1. manitavb says:

      I’m glad you got my purpose of this post… I wrote these failures because –
      1. No one is always able to do what he/she wants. We all fail! So, it’s okay to fail.
      2. If you are unable to fulfill something, write it openly, tell everyone, so that it creates a pressure on you to do it…hahaha
      3. To get serious inputs about them as I actually run away from these chotu motu issues 😀
      Thanks for responding.

  15. Sanjukta Chatterjee says:

    8/12 is not bad. Just take things easy. About point 1, can you use public transport. Travelling by public transport helped me shed around 6 kilos in a month. 🤣 It is the truth, I swear. Regarding point 2, you can take help of a nursery near your place. They can create a mini garden on your balcony and guide you through easy tips how to care for your plans. @point 3, don’t watch anything from ITV at present. It is full of dayans, churails, vishkanyas, ichchadhaari naagins, chipkalis and makdis. @4 You can hire a CA to help with your IT returns. CAs also help with investments.

    1. manitavb says:

      😀 😀 Loved the inputs… going to use some and let you posted…
      My main problem is “I’ll do it myself syndrome”… learning to outsource things helps a lot actually…
      Thanks 😀

    2. krinal310 says:

      Ssly…ITV Is trash now…but u can watch Kahaa hum kahaa’s a good one and totally hilarious….and don’t take any stress di….it happens…and I love you 😍❤️

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