December 31, 2010

Happy New Year:)!

I have never realy understood the reason behind all the excitement December brings but since I have this innate ability to not understand most things in life :P, will just let the whys go and quietly join the crowd and add my share of noise to the Yeys! going around..:)So,here goes a Yey! Its Decmeber and another Yey! to Yey!2010s gone..Ah! doesnt feel authentic, does it?..Told ya, simply havent gotten the hang of this December business..Sigh!

Anyways,this ones for all those people who made this year super memorable...the ones who enriched my life by just being a part of it..U guys rock:)

Sonny boy - In all my life, I never thought I would get so lucky to have somebody like you in my life :) You are the reason behind everything thats sweet and nice in my world...I cant even begin to describe the joy and the pride I feel to be your mom..I know you will change in the years to come but whatever you become...please dont EVER stop being a mama's boy:)..Love you lots :)

P : Husband, friend,chaffeur and at-times a royal pain :P...I cant think of a single other person in this world who could have borne all my moodiness and temper tantrums and crabbiness with such ease..Thank you for everything :)..Heres wishing atleast 60 years more of togetherness...Good luck to ya:))

Amma & Anna: My strength..My support system..My everything:)..I will not elaborate coz you guys are way too special and way too important to be described by mere words!

Srish,Ras & Saanu: Saanu, my daughter and the super cute princess of our family..have no clue how we even existed bef u guys came along :) u sweety :)Ras-my baabhi,friend and fashion consultant ! and Srish..Ah!what can i say about him..What do you call somebody who is ur biggest critic and still the bestest of supports,your worst foe and the greatest of friends...I guess u call him a brother :) He is the one who will criticize my cooking skills, my dressing style and my 'being' style and he is also the one who will pick up my calls at 2 am in the morn and come driving all the way to my house at that time to ensure things are right...Thank you big bro:)

Family&relatives: My inlaws,Aunts ,Uncles ,Chan, Shru, Ro, Jay--Immensely nice people who have made this year so much fun..May the year ahead have a lot of 'all of us' times :)

Friends and FRIENDS(the serial)- Had to group the two together coz both of them have been instrumental in keeping fun alive in life... Ro, Nam, Sow, Sang,S^2, Swap, B, Rum, Sac,Ramesh,Ash,and the Rams...Thank u guys:)

Well, thats it this year...Have a very happy new year people :)

November 30, 2010

I propose and....Life disposes!

Theres probably nothing as intriguing in life as life itself..Just when u think u have it  all figured out and lay grandiose plans to take it by the horns and make it go the way u want, the slimy creature that it is does a quiet u-turn leaving u as clueless as you were before you embarked on this entire figuring out business...

If you are wondering what all this sudden animosity towards life is all about, let me first assure you that things are just fine and that life and I are at loggerheads like this all the time and then proceed to give you a little perspective on the state of affairs..

It was way back in September.. I was being my characteristic slumbery self waking up only
now and then to crib wholeheartedly to B and gang about how the world at large and the officemates in particular were refusing to make use of the huge talent that lay hidden in our beings, about how apathetic our supervisors were etc..
Now B, not being like yours truly ( thank God for that ,U say?..well,have to agree on that one :P) decided that enough was enough and that the only way forward was to quit the job here and take up another job in another company and also roll in the extra dough that it would bring in..I quite liked the idea ( esp the extra dough part :P) and was very eloquent in my support for it and would have been content just talking about it for,as you may have figured out by now, I am a person of too many words and too few actions:P...

B on the other hand is among the most proactive people I know and once she sets her heart on
something,there is no way in this world that she will rest till that 'something' is conquered ..(Hey! B...Just a little note here to say how I think your attitude rocks and going by what transpired in yet another coffee session, sac and rum agree too :))

Anyway, I digress,So while I promptly went back to nap after the show of support, B got busy polishing her resume and taking up interviews and it wasnt long before she came in beaming one day to tell us that she had landed a rather nice job in a very cool company...It was then that I woke up and we collectively woke others in the team up and before we knew everybody was talkign about quitting and almost every one of us cleared interviews and started putting in resignation letters sending shockwaves to the management team....Well, it would have served the team right for having ignored us for that long a time and would have been a typical 'Alls well that ends well' thing but for the slimy part of life kicking in...

For some strange reason , the companies I took up the interviews in were only fast in conducting interviews and declaring me cleared and in procuring all my docs from the time I started playschool but the offer letter, the one doc I needed to join my now ex-teammates team remained totally elusive....It was almsot as if I had carried my management team's bug to those organsiations and had infected the lot with them...In the meantime, my own company , rattled as it was by the numerous resgnations gave me a very unexepected promotion and my previously apathetic supervisors have overnight transformed to models of responsiveness and have been calling on me regularly to check what it is I need so that they can hasten and give me just that to prevent yet another resignation from happening...Well,all in all, it has worked out pretty well and left with me not too many things to complain about...But thats not me at all and so here I am complaining about how I wish Life had gone on the way I had planned it...Well, maybe someother time...huh?

October 19, 2010


If you are the kinds who think babies are all cute and sweet and nice , you have obviously not caught saanu and sachin in action together. For the unitiated, saanu is my 1 year 3 month old neice and Sachin is my 1.5 years old son. The brother,baabhi, hubby and I had grand plans of how we were going to contribute to the great cause of India and of the world and still be super fair parents by not having any more kids and just letting them each b the sibling and the support system (that everybody talks about )to the other one...A nice one u say..Thats what we thought too till our grand plan became 2 extremely naughty kids :-)...
My mom, who for most part of her life has tried to keep the house spick and span ( this despite me and my brother:P) now sits resigned to the fact that with forces like them around, she has not a chance of suceeding in her efforts..After all what can you do when there are two people who think their main business in life is to ensure that every toy is kept out of its covers ( I want to go meet the guy who designed all the shapes and sizes Fisher Price he never met any kids in his life :P..coz all our kids want to do is to throw each shape as far as possible...the farther and the more inaccessible the place..the better..hehe), that the newspapers and magazines are actually there for them to test their tearing sklls and that Tata's and Ajji's specs cases are to be thrown around everywhere...Only, they do all this with all the charm and cuteness
that only kids are capable of, that my mom and dad are actaully glowing and gloating about their grandkids skills..hehe.
It was on one such typical day when the two imps were running amok with their crazy acts that I suddenly thought I HAD to do something to bring the mad house in order and drawing sufficient inspiration from all the other mommy bloggers I read ,decided to indulge them both in some constructive activity. I picked up the colors book that had found its usual place on the floor and called Sachin with what i hoped was a very alluring tone :)..Though,not one to normally respond when other more interesting things like pouring water on unsuspecting people's head could be done, he probably recognised the enormity of my intentions (:P) and responded..I held up his book n said,'Paapa ge apple torsi helkondamma jaana neenu'..He looked at me with a glint in his eyes which seemed to say ,'Ah! now we are talking business' and rushed towards Saanu who was contentedly sitting and drumming the remote on the floor..
Its not for nothing that they talk about girls and their sixth sense for danger coz Saanu somehow miraculously sensed danger running fast towards her and decided to run herself...My mission to get them engaged in some constructive activity would have probably been accomplished just with the running itself but for the unnecessary structures like doors etc in between which cut Saanu's run and brought her face to face with her very determined teacher who was very confidently pointing to an orange and saying 'Paapa, apal'.. Saanu tried to wriggle herself free but Sonny boy wouldnt let go..He was determined to teach and teach wrong..hehe..Never one to take such nonsense lying down (or standing up as in this case), Saanu smacked her teacher on the face and decided to attack the problem at the core and tugged at the book in his hand..The intended 'constructive exercise' soon became a tug-of-war game and very soon the once full colour book was cut in half and order, as they know it, was restored leaving both the teacher and the student very happy and pleased ...Phew!
Its on days like these that we start to think if we couldnt have contributed more to the cause and just shut up and not had kids at all..hehe

September 09, 2010


All great things come in small packages:) !... Have used this line zillions of times to get back at sneering younger and taller cousins who would invariably stand beside me and predictably discover that they were much taller...On all those occassions, I would pretend to not mind at all and would mouth this line and would walk away with whatever little respect and dignity I could pose to have...hehe ..But I have to admit that this line never quite hit even me the way it did when I went to this temple close home with my not even 3 feet tall sonny boy in my arms for the first time...
Now, there are not too many things that I can claim to be good at..but I honestly think there are few people out there who can rival me when it comes to being whiny and needy infront of God :P...I always make sure to have this huuuge list of pleases and let this happens and let that not happens lined up for HIM everytime I go there and no matter how hard I have tried I have never been able to walk away from a temple without pleading for new sanctions..hehe
N by force of habit there I was that day too, ready to unleash my requests and thats when IT sentences got formed...random words like promotion, job change, bda sites floated in my mind but they refused to form into requests.. It was almost as if I had lost the power to whine..:O...With him in my arms, there was this sense of content in my heart and a what can be better than what I am holding feeling that everything else in the world seemed to pale in comparison and became too trivial to be wished for.. That day, I bowed to HIM and had only a very huuuge Thank you to say :-)....
I dont know for how long this reformed me will stay but Iam guessing that for as long as the smile on my li'l package stays intact, HE is going to have to contend with having a very satiated devotee :)