What’s in the name?


“What’s in the name? That which we call a rose, by another name would smell as sweet”- William Shakespeare

These immortal lines always get me thinking. Really! What’s in the name it is the essence of the soul that matters. But then again, I think we are all born nameless and are given a name at the time of our birth. Why is it so? Why are we given names? Are they not like labels? But, on the other hand, I love my name. It is my Identity. It is a part of who I am. I am not just a daughter, sister, friend and co-worker. I have a name and I am much more than that.

A name is a very complicated entity. It sort of becomes a part of you or rather it becomes you. Every name means something. For example, my name Shipra is actually spelt as Kshipra which is name of a river in Ujjain. Hence the name represents fast, ever flowing, pure, chastity and clarity.

There is a very interesting story behind the river (K) Shipra. Hindu God Lord Shiva went to collect alms with Lord Brahma’s skull as a bowl. He went to the three worlds i.e. Heaven, Earth and Hell. But he could not get any alms. So finally he decided to go to Vaikunta which is Lord Vishnu’s residence. Upon asking of alms Lord Vishnu showed him his index finger to point at something. This made Lord Shiva angry and with his Trishul (trident) he cut off Lord Vishnu’s index finger which started bleeding. Lord Shiva collected the blood in his bowl and the blood started overflowing. When it started flowing on Earth it took the form of river (K) Shipra.

That is about my name. Now a little about the blogs name. I was always fascinated with the color red. To me it represents so much. It is color of love, life (blood), danger, passion and confidence. For ages I have seen women adore red lipsticks. Wearing a red lipstick is the ultimate comfort and luxury for a woman. From Marilyn Monroe to our own Deepika Padukone or any woman for that matter. Goes through a trial and error to find her perfect red lipstick. And once she gets it, it is hers forever. So my redlipsstick represents my trial and error with life. My journey to my biggest aspiration that is to be happy. So I hope you enjoy reading my experiences and do tell be about yours would love to hear your experiences as well. Till next time, remember this famous quote by Coco Chanel

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Take care. Byeeeee!!!


The First Step

Taking the first step is not always easy, but it is most definitely liberating!!

first step

So, I am finally taking my first step to blogging, wherein, I would be writing about myself, what I do, my struggles, my epiphany, my little happiness and most importantly things that keep me hopeful.

Now, you would be thinking, yeah! But why should I read what you write? The answer is very simple. I am just like everybody else, the same good old mortal being! Read if you connect with me. Read if you can smile with me, be hopeful with me can advise me. But please do not read if you want to judge me. Yes I know, we all judge everybody around us. But would it not be better if we don’t judge and let each be to his/her own. I would like that. I would like to be that non judging person. Ah! The dreams. But then, it costs nothing to be hopeful, isn’t?

A little more about me:

What I do for living?

I write. I mean literally not just to earn a living but to live, I cannot imagine a day without writing, I just cannot.

Where am I from?

I am an Indian. I am based out in India. Though my dream is to travel around the world. Visit each country atleast once.

Who am I as a person?

Just like everybody else I find ways to make my mundane life a bit more interesting.  I read a lot, I mean a lot. This keeps me motivated to write more and write better. I watch a good amount of TV. I think this is the easiest way to cultural and visually connect to different cultures across the world. I like staying fit. A good health ensures a healthy mind too.. I like learn new things or taking up new activities. My motto in life is give everything a try before I die J and this is due to the fact that I get bored easily.

So that is a little about me. I shall keep this updated as and when I make changes in me or around me. Till then, happy reading!