November 2 this year went off really well! Mostly, because my mother-in-law was there and was kind enough to babysit the kids and allow us some stressfree time of our own. We went to the temple around noon and then ordered Chinese food to eat for lunch. Sid had actually demanded that. Early evening Gurdev Read More →

Just after diwali, we get the news of serial blasts in Assam. Once again, normal people like you and me are targeted and killed. Its difficult to put down all the thoughts in words, just feel a deep sense of despair. It is the same story every month. Equally disturbing are the divides being strengthened Read More →

Butter chicken…. Now before I explain that let me tell u a little story. The neighbour opposite our house has a backing music which comes on when their car reverses and it goes something tee tee ton, tee tee ton,… Gurdev said it sounds like someone is singing butter chicken, butter chicken. Trust Gurdev to Read More →

went by and went off quite well. It was hectic with the cleaning of the house and preparation of sweets and other food stuffs, shopping, dressing up (our whole family was dressed to the T in blue :)), bursting crackers, meeting friends, exchanging gifts…. It was a beautiful diwali and today is the Hindu New Read More →

First things first, India launched Chandrayaan I, India’s maiden unmanned mission to the moon. All credit goes to ISRO for putting India into a select group of nations moving out of the earth’s orbit and reaching for the moon literally :). European Space Agency is providing active cooperation to ISRO in operations, data handling, flight Read More →

Ok, so found another maid who seems to be better than the previous one. But, it is pretty early to comment about that. Karva chauth was a breeze this time only because I took some fluids. It was raining in bangalore and the clouds were thick so I had to wait till 9.45 pm to Read More →

Today morning a pack of monkeys paid a visit to our house. It had adults as well as many kids. The monkeys dismantled Siddharth’s tent in the balcony and were tossing the clothes hung out to dry. I also noticed that a couple of bats have also gotten very cosy inside our cane baskets which Read More →

Its so wonderful to be back home even though my maid is absconding and I have a cold and a cough :). The return journey was okay. Had the company of an old couple who were very cordial and they were enjoying Sid and Gautam’s constant banter. There was also a jerk, a very uncultured Read More →

It being Navratri and we are in the place of revelry – Ahmedabad. Due to the bomb attacks earlier this year, the celebrations are a little muted but joyful nonetheless. I went for the garba in my sister’s building complex. A traditional dholi – a drummer had been called and the girls and ladies were Read More →

was Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. A holiday across all schools and offices in India. He is considered to be the father of the nation. It is also the International Day of Non- Violence. In today’s times when terrorism in its worst form stares at us in the faces, I wonder the relevance of non-violence for most Read More →