Saturday, June 19, 2010

What's in your bag? : Tag

Tagged Again... and tagged by Ms. Sushmita Sarkar (Shooting Star)...

She's done hers amazingly well.. with snaps of almost everything.. and here comes mine! A line or two to establish their usability(???). It was fun pulling out each item and clicking them... a sudden realization of what a lot I am carrying around...
My bag itself:
A huge, elongated box type concoction in pure leather, by Hi Design. Gifted to me during my marriage, I have used it extensively. The poor thing has endured all the "rough use". And when I am using it, I would not change it for occassions... I just love it.

My identity:
We dont need it for access in our office, so this lies there in my bag.
I wear it for out of office meetings.

My purse:
Bought from Palika Bazaar in 2007, a market for everything at most unreliable prices. Its front pouch is excellent, as it holds my cards and visiting cards.
Hair clips:
I carry them as a backup... Suppose I have left my hair open someday, and feel like tying the tresses later in the day... all I have to do is dig either of them out...
I generally carry both of them. The white one is rarely used, its just there as a backup, just in case I forget to insert the other one after cleaning it. I have done this often after weekends, after the weekly cleaning. The white one is cleaned when it gathers dirt.
Used rarely, when my skin starts looking oily. Carried around mainly for the mirror inside.
This little box has been with me since 2006.
Lip Cream: Boroline
My awfully dry lips have a tendency to chap even in summer. This cream has been handy in moisturising and minor injuries since our childhood. My Granny's favourite, even till date.

Handkerchief :
Very handy for hand-drying, adjusting facial makeup, camaflouging emotions...
My lipsticks:
I may carry three, but I use only one [the central one].... That too, when I feel like.
My perfumes:
Gifted items, very useful!!!
The actual contributors to the weight of my bag.
My eye liner:
This is perhaps the oldest and misused item on my person. This dates back to my childhood, when Lakme first launched this eye-liner. I cannot quote a date. This was the only bottle I have ever possessed in my entire life! I have only used it for the purpose of drawing a dot between my eyebrows (bindi)... I have never used it for eye-lining!
Box of Visiting Cards:
I carry quite a few cards in this spare box. Comes in real handy in meetings and workshops, when you need a number of cards at a time.

Measuring tape:
Useful when shopping for clothes. When in doubt whether a particular garment would fit you or not, and the shop keeper is damn sure it would, or the trial rooms are not free, you know how to check...
Safety pins:
Saves lot of embarassing situations!
Good for lending to someone too.
Phone and accessories:
The charger and the headphone.
And of course, the phone! [Phone camera has been used for these snaps, so no image of phone]
Dressing accessories:
Another one of the backup stuff, gets used when I drape a saree.

And mind you, this is perhaps a few items that are in my bag... you would find pens and pencils, some papers and a small notebook, some medical supplies, a needle and thread... the list is endless.


My Unfinished Life said...

anu, this is very very interesting for me!!!
the liner, lipstick and compact were a surprise knowing you as i do!!!!
and for the other things like pens, papers etc etc stuff, those are there in mah bag too, but they keep getting in and out!!...the ones showed in my post are permanent members!!!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

yeah, they are there.. and surprisingly, have always been.

I have a few more things to add to this list... maybe sometime later!

Deepak Acharya said...


R. Ramesh said...

omg...ami khoob balo lagtache..hey anu ji..thankss for yr kind words ya..wish u were here..would have given u a party..hehe

Sandipan Mitra said...

Nice post. I am always so intrigued by women's bags. There was an episode in Friends about Rachel's bag. Later, once when my mom changed her bags, I saw that she had the same things, and now you too. There is a common theme, of carrying things which you think might be useful sometime in future.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

So true, Sandipan. While posting this, as I pulled out each item, I was wondering, "I have this too....?"

R. Ramesh said...

Hi thanks ya

Anonymous said...

Wow all I can say is that you are a great writer! Where can I contact you if I want to hire you?

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Why be anonymous?
My mail id is would be happy to help.

FashionPhD said...

u shud not throw the lakme bottle like ever. it`ll soon be vintage.

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