Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to you All. How do I feel.. So lazy and been sleeping all day..Seems like a diwali hangover..

I love this festival of crackers and I am sure I did my best to kill all those dengue mosquitoes out there..U think that is an excuse for me to burn crackers then so be it.:-) Though I agree sound pollution shld be eliminated..

Had my niece coming over to our house..So we had a nice time..Did nearly whole day shopping day before diwali..Got all the lightings for my three balconies.Not much celebrated here in in my whole partmnet block only three families had lightings..well all the more good reason why lakshmi should come to my house now ;-)

Bought Loads of colorful diya's.Even got a simple lot and colored them :-). Got the best ganesh lakshmi ok beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.Best purchase was the lalten diya..Check in the pic..Also the heart shaped one's red and yellow were painted by me..In hubby's words red is the only color I see and like..well but then it has its own charm..ain't it

And most important of all crackers..Loads of them..Had a nice pataka time in of our neighbours fired this huge showers of light which went on for around fifteen minutes and that reminded me of aatishbaaji shows we used to watch mesemerised as kids..

Every year I get a snake my diwali are never complete withouth the black snake coming out of the ground bellowing fire..Even clicked one this time :-)

Hubby is travelling for work..No idea how he does so after such a long four day vacation..Soo grateful that now I am lazing over writing this blog..

So guys enjoy and Have fun.And here is my fav diya of the season..Happy Diwali

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kid talk

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if,
full of care,We have no time to stand and stare.
W H Davies

Got this poem from my nephew..This is one good thingwith my nieces and nephews ..Get them to read some poem,do a dance step for u..will keep them occupied and u happy :-)
After hearing the poem i was surprised and told shubham(nephew) to write it for me..And he did write it with no spelling mistakes..Cool I was impressed..

U really come to know quite a lot..In conversation with one of my nieces she mentioned about giving up post of head of a group..On enquiring further came to know about this group which helps other students to cope up with studies..and there are some rules u should abide by if u are head of group.. like even if someone asks u or ur copy 2 days before exam u got to give it..So u got the brightest as the heads.(nobody willa ask otherwis). Quite a meritious system and it is their idea to be ahead of other sections..Not managed by their teachers they are not even aware of such a thing..Cool Na

Another anecdote..Mishti's mom scolded her and after few mins bhaiya did the same(unaware of that she was recently scolded by bhabhi)..
Mishti's reply: Hein bhagwaan hum agle janam mein is ghar mein kabhi bhi paida nahi honge..(God make sure in next birth I am not born in the same house)
And she is hardly three years old..
Kids these days are a smart lot :-) And they say things which make u think..

Sometime I think they should recommend kid talk as relaxation therapy :-)

Note:Above pic was taken in Mysore near KRS Dam.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Festival Season

Been to delhi recently..Thought of doing a rang de basanti style pics but all hopes were thrashed with the barricading all around the monument.. Pic down
My cousin sis n law's engagement was very nice and was another occasion for the whole family to meet.We even parted with a discssion like we need marriages every year but unfortunately not so many candidates..So let's start the tradition of celebration wedding anniv's..Nah not only golden or silver ones, anything will do :-)

Went on a long drive to greater noida at 11 in the night with papa sitting at the back and saying every second minute "when we will take the turn to go home". Think we bhai bahan have gone little wicked as we ignored his plea for an hour before turning backQuite impressive infrastrcuture..A city planned in advance quite contrary to the expectations.yet waiting for ppl to occupy the empty flats :-)

Went to jantar mantar and this museusm in FICCI building..Gosh have never seen such a pathetic one..There was not even a single soul in the museum and of course it was speaking the story of neglect..Won't say that concept was faulty or anything..They definitely could do with some nice marketing. Read about DNA blodd cells and what not..Reminded me of my school days and things I had forgotten ;-)
Janatar Mantar was nice though.Was quite surpsied to hear from the counter person that there are no goverment guides inside. But we did find one who had gathered knowledge over the years. Told us interesting facts like the instruments there cld accurately predict not only indian timing but greenwich, paris timings as well. Movement of celestial objects cld be traced and for grahan days they had a pond so as to avoid ur looking directly into the sun/moon/stars.Ppl cld use that to find out the hindi month day,rashi's and make the whole janam kundali of newborns..They even have this kotari(dark room) downstairs with just one small window at the top which gets lighted by sun rays on 23rd of September(Longest day)Yet to put up the pics but soon will do so..
Had the long weekend of gandhi jayanti here. went on long drive to krishnagiri..Actually we thought let's go beyond hosur and see what lies ahead..We were pleasantly surprised to find the good roads..Funniest part of the drive was trucks..Indian trucks are a class in their own..With the kind of speed they were running it is a real surprise they reach their destinations..One of them was so loaded that it was tilted on one side and was trying hard to go up the road..Quite a sight but on a serious note this is what leads to all the accident(Guess something that we all know).

Just downloaded photoshop and was trying different looks..So here are few from long..My latest obsession with clouds ..Above is in the orignal form and another worked upon using workshop..Will come up with something better as well..Just need to warm up my hands..

Tomorrow is bandh in Karnataka..I really find them all useless but then trying to cash in on the oppurtunity going for "Pyaar ke side effects" Night show..No need to worry for getting up in the morning. :-)
So time to enjoy the holidays..I love this start of festval season..Time to enjoy and enjoy
Wish u all happy festival season
PS:Pyaar ke side effects nice movie..Enjoyed the show and night drive