Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bye Bye Blogspot

Sorry blogspot i am off to your competitor WP.I am moving not because that i am not satisfied with your service it's because i have been infected by my blog friends.I am not so tech savy, learnt a lot from you.You never troubled me and always helped me when ever i required you.Through you i made many friends, i will continue our relationship with my food blog which i am not stopping/shifting.
I take the opportunity to welcome you all to my new abode
http://varunavisworld.wordpress.com

See you all in my new home.

Cheers and ma salama :) :)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

More From My Camera

This is Madinat Jumeirah

Bur Al Arab---The world tallest hotel built on artificial island These are supposed to be oven gloves....

Friday, May 29, 2009

I Am Back....

I am back after 10 days and i am feeling as if its been ages i didn't do blogging.Past ten days was very hectic and emotional.First it all started with the elder kid's fever,then followed by younger one and next it was my turn to get sore eyes.Some how managed to read few post and wrote comments.

I said emotional because mom left to hyderabad yesterday.She wanted us to come back and settle in hyderabad,which i don't think is possible in this situation.She went to an extent that she will support me till we get a decent job.I appreciate her confidence on us that we both will get a job there.She is speaking from her heart not from the head.It is not wise to leave everything here and start newly there.Many of my friends back home have lost their jobs and one friend who is software engineer lost his job and he is frustrated to an extent that he is ready to take a telle caller job.

My house is empty without her.Felt as if she was here only few days.She came to my resuce when we all were sick.Did everything for us,from cleaning to cooking to washing.She reached hyderabad yesterday and called us many times and ordering us to come for a holiday in August,i am not sure of it.

Will take few more days to come back fully, till then Ma as-salaamah/Selavu

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Here again.......

Here i am again with old memories,but this time it is old doordarshan ad which most of us were glued to TV to watch this ads without missing a bit.........

Bajaj Chetak - Best scooter ever.If i am not wrong the chetak has to be booked in advance.


This was the ad that revolutionized Advertising in India.I heard the temp there was -5 degrees.


I love u rasna.......






Watchout the unforgettable 'Lalitaji' with her traditional red bindi and the white polka dotted saree







My all time fav is this ad--- One Black Coffee Pls

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happ To Baa



Happy birthday pinky.

Time just flies,pinkuda will be two tomorrow (11th may).The tiny and fragile baby is now a naughty kid breaking the furniture,mobile phones,cd player,cups,glasses and tv remotes.Doesn't like to get dressed up,always in her slips.Very allergic to water,one drop of water on her dress and she removes it as if her dress is fully drenched.

Now granny has come for her birthday,she doesn't know much about birthday.She only knows barney singing happ to ba and baluk(balloon).So my house will be full of balloons for her,she loves to play with balloon,more than that she loves to sit on the balloon and burst it meanwhile closing her ears before the balloons bursts.

Planning to make biryani and sweets for her,but name is hers we are going to eat.I wanted to bake cake for her but varunavi wants it from the store as she was not sure of my baking skill.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beta/Devil/Bangaram/Chinu/Pinkuda.......

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Santa and Banta again..........

Here again i am doing a post on santa and banta,my earlier post on santa and banta is here


ha ha ha ha,hope u all have njoyed it :)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

She Is Here..........

Went to the airport one hour before the flight arrival.But as usual our good Indian airlines was late by 2 hours.Kids were getting restless as they waited for her since morning.At last mom came out of the airport and varunavi went running and hugged her tightly and mom eyes were moist.

Amma brought so many goodies for the kids.There is a saying in Telugu that interest is loved more than principal amount.

But she made it a point to get each of our favourite sweet.Most of these snacks she did it.I told her not to make all these,instead buy it from shop.But she is very independent lady who wants to do her work by herself.She will go out of the way to do anything for us.

Varunavi is eating,drinking,sleeping,playing everything with ammamma.She always wanted me to put my hand on her when she is sleeping,but now she wants only ammamma near her.Showed all her barbies,her toys and she is telling her that she will give lift on her toy cycle :)

What i didn't tell her in the last one year,told her everything now in two days.First day didn't sleep till 2.ooam,she knows i am talkative and gave me a patient ear.

Took her to sharjah aquarium and had a great time there.Spent more than one hour there.

Inside the sharjah aquarium











Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mommy is coming.................

Mom is coming here for a month,which is very short but planning to make use most of it.This is her third trip here.Before i was working so didn't spend much time with her.Now full day free at home.More than me kids are excited about her visit.Varunavi has planned so much for granny.She just loves her and so my mom.

Her plans are like this---




Ammamma will give bath










Ammamma will feed me




Ammamma will tell me stories


























Will take ammamma to Dubai dolphinarium







Will take her to sharjah aquarium


Will take her for a boat ride in abra




















Will make my mom cook for me as i get bored of eating the samething done my me.Just waiting to attack the snacks she is getting from hyderabad.
Tomorrow night she will be here,will be here,will be here....... :) :) :) :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ships of the Desert--- CAMEL

Camel is also know as ships of the desert.




Camel racing is a century old arab sport where children were used as a jockeys.The advantage of using a child over an adult is their low weight and height,which meant the camels could run faster.Many laws have been made but till 2005 children were used as jockeys.Many children suffered injuries such as broken legs and hands from falling off camels,which can run up to 30km per hour.Now instead of a child,camels in UAE are ridden by small robots which are tied into camels by hand.
Many boys were bought from their parents in Pakistan,India Sudan and Bangladesh for as low as US$3.Parents in these countries used to sell their boys to arabs not knowing that these kids are used as jockeys.These children were not fed properly because the owners don't want them to gain weight,they were given 2 biscuits a day and some water to drink.Few kids don't know to talk there language nor they know to which country they belong to.UAE was the first country to ban child jockeys in the year 1993.But that was highly ignored until the year 2005.Finally in the year 2005 Dubai and other emirates responded to intense international pressure cleared the camel-tracks of children, replacing them with robot jockeys.The related article is here
The kids got the freedom, will the camels get freedom??
Pic source:-www.gluckman.com
Video source:-Youtube

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aa Lalu Mamma

Aa Lalu motherhood.It is a wonderful experience of being a mother of two.Have two different memories and has to behave differently with each one of them.One is silent, timid, sombre, calm, innocent,responsible and soft natured and other one is naughty,cranky and much more.Wonder how the elder one survives in this bad world,she learns to climb furniture from her younger sister, who like a P.E. teacher teaches her each step to do.

This time i have been tagged by two lovely ladies IHM and Smitha.The tag is about "what i like best about being about mother".The tag says i have to write five things I love about being a mother.

The five things i love being a mother is:-

1.Calling me amma,mom,mama,amadu

2.Endless blow of flying kisses she gives me after getting into the school bus every morning

3.Begs me not to cry when i become emotinal, wipes my tears with her tiny hands.

4.They both give me a hug soon after getting up,their eyes are still closed.

5.When i am angry she runs to me before i say anything and says a lolu mama (i love you mama) and all my angry dissolves like a ice cube.

I wanna write more........

1.Pain of begin operated just vanished after seeing her for the first time.Unshaped head,hairy
face,thin long fingers with long nails,pinkish body wrapped in a cloth and cling ed to me on the bed. When young used to cry a lot for a small cut and now doesn't mind even if the stitches hurt me.I have taken snaps of her fingers,her legs,her hands,her hair and her face and now i show her this is you, when you were small.She just can't take out her eyes from those snaps.

2.Motherhood is enjoyed more when by baby gets down from the school bus,hugs and tells me that mama you are looking smart by leaving your hair.And also she gives me compliments i look good in jeans then the Salwars/sarees.

3.You know you are a mother when there is only one piece of cake left,which you have to share with your kids.

4.The sleepless night when she was down with fever.Before kids never missed my sleep,nor got up in between the sleep.But now getting up with slightest movement of hers.She wears anklets on her legs,now i can read the sound of her anklets.I can make out if she is getting up/she is changing her sides/she got down from the bed etc....

5.I have become more responsible and caring then before.Have to be careful in what i am talking,how i am behaving as kids learn from us.

6.My baby tells her father that amma has got lot of house work,today you order biryani and juice for amma,she wont cook today.And everyday morning she says amma you do your work today on holidays i will help you.She just loves to help me.She likes me to bake cake and till the cake is done she doesn't leave the kitchen.And always tries to lick the batter when i am not there in the kitchen.

7.Used to keep a book in handy to read about the milestones she crossed.Called up mom for very milestone she passed,like her first turn,her first word,her first step etc....And now she sees her little sister crossing those milestones and shouts amma she is crawling,she is walking,she is saying thanku.......

8.Now she is my mom.I don't know arabic and she learns from the school and she teaches me the letters.I am learning a new language from her.

There is much to write about the both my darlings.I don't have much expectation nor i want them to be a doctor/engineer/etc ,i only want them to be a good human beings.Sometimes i worry how they will face this bad world alone when they leave our house for good.
I would like Pooja ,ramya and sandhya do this tag,pls let me know when you do it.

btw today she got down from the bus with tears and started crying saying that her teacher didn't say bye to her:(

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Quotes.......

Since childhood i have a habit of collecting quotes and making a note of it in my dairy given by my father.I don't remember exactly from when i started collecting,but i have a good number of them written in my dairy.When ever i am down,i read these quotes.Here are some which i like the most :-

"Our happiness and peace of mind lies in our doing what we regard as right and proper not doing what others say or so".

"Try hard to get what you like OR else you are forced to like what you get".

"To accomplish great things we must not only act but dream, not only plan but also believe".

"Never forget that it takes only one person or one idea to change your life forever".

"Don't forget that we are ultimately judged by what we give,not by what we get".

"Be aware of the silent conversation you hold with your self".

"If someone pelts you with stones,do not quarrel with him, rather try to raise yourself to such a height that the stones cannot reach you".

"No one is so powerful that he can harm others without harming himself".

"Worry often gives small things a big shadow".

"It is useless to tell a river to stop running; the best thing is to learn how to swim in the direction it is flowing".

"If you want to be successful,display enough courage to welcome failures".

"Home is a place where,when you have to go there,they have to take you in".--Robert Frost.

"There is nothing either good or bad.But thinking makes it so".--Shakespeare

"Nothing dies faster than a new idea in a closed mind".

"Experience is not what happens to man.It is what a man does with what happens to him".

"Remember that you can miss a lot of good things in life by having the wrong attitude".

"Children come through us.They don't belong to us.

It is not bow to decide where the arrow should go; the bow man knows it,

He decides it.----Swami Chinmayananda

"The most delightful surprise in life is suddenly recognizing your own worth".

"Darkest hour is just before the dawn".

"A prompt thank you is always effective than a two page letter of gratitude sent a week later".

"Anger is only one letter short of danger".

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hurray........................

I don't have words to describe how happy i am today when i went to Sandhya's blog and read the sweet words about me and the award she gave me.This award is meant a lot to me.I am blogging since Dec end and made very good friends in the blog samaj (Dhiren's words).


Life was quite busy after finishing college.One job after the other was busy for the whole day,go home just to sleep and get back to work the next morning.Mom always used to complain that i am not spending time with her or with the sisters.But used to like the way my life was going.


Once married left the job and joined hubby in muscat.Life was the same,very busy and hectic.Then followed kids.Left the career for the kids and very happy for the move.I am writing all this because i am very happy that i am getting much time for myself and for my hobbies.I love painting,cooking and my new love is blogging.


Blogging was introduced to me by my classmate liju (most of you know him as Philips).I got him through a social network site.We got in touch after 18years of leaving the school.He told me about blogging and i was very regular to his blog,then he gave me an idea to start my own blog.Now its been more than three months and my love for blogging is increasing.When i started my hubby said it will be one of your hobby which you will get bored after some time.But no he is wrong.After a month i started my food blog and have very good friends there.




Thanx a lot sandhya for giving me this lovely award.

Now for the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs (Only if you like).

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.

And my award goes to........................

Liju:-We are childhood friends and classmate from 1st class to 10th class.He opted for science and i opted for commerce and i left my school for my 11th class and he did his 11th and 12th in the same school.We lost touch after that and thanx to Internet got in touch after 18 years.His post are very informative and educative.I never miss his single post.He is just back from vacation.

IHM:- She is a lovely lady who doesnt miss to comment on my blog.She is the first one who commented on my 1st post.I was in tears when i read her comment.She has many followers but she makes it a point to visit all the blogs and leave comments.She is wonderful writer who covers the topics which everyone of us has gone through in our life.Thanx IHM.

Hitchwriter aka Dhiren:His first comment was on my cake post.When i saw his comment immediately hopped to his blog and got addicted to his blog.His post are very honest post.We exchanged gmail ids and used to chat very often.Since few days he is not seen much on gmail,maybe he busy as he is going on a 10 day vacation.

Smitha:- Got first comment from smitha on Cheers to UAE govt,then she was on a vacation.But i read all her post in her absence.Once after back from vacation she started writing as usual.She covers all the relevant topics.One day suddenly i got a mail from her,was so happy.So we both are in touch now.

Chirag:-Everyone of you know chirag and his post.I read all his post and commented only on few.He is very creative in writing and designing the header as well.First i wrote to him for a header for my food blog.He immediately responded and did a beautiful header for my blog,which many of them appreciated.Thanx chirag for the header.

Ramya:-She is my new blogger friend.She writes from her heart.I liked her post on a riddle which was very difficult to crack.And also she writes about her son,who is so sweet and cute.And also i liked her post on golden days about her house and childhood memories.

Indyeah:-I started reading indyeah blog since i started blogging,but never wrote a comment.She has a great command on her writing.Her post on her father made me cry.I cried like a baby when i read her post.Believe me i read it 10 times and even if i read now i will cry.I left a comment on that post and that was my first comment on her blog.I liked the vibrant colours of india on her blog.

I request all of you to accept the award.And also i love to read rakesh,solilo,Krishna kumar,rekha,pooja,maya,ranu and nsiyer.I am getting tempted to change the rules and give the award to all my blog friends.Can i change the rule Sandhya??

I am sorry if i missed anyone:(

Hugs to you all (started by indyeah)

Note:-The hurray pic i took it from liju's blog,now i have to hop there and let him know that i have taken it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

No Wonder the cricketers got shot...

No Wonder the Sri Lankan cricketers got shot



U.S.Police



British Police

German Police

Pakistan Police
Courtesy:Chain Mail

Monday, April 06, 2009

Pinky's GiBbErISh

Pinky is going to be 2 years on May 11th.My nephew who is seven years old had named her pinky.My sister calls her a female version of Tarzan.Hubby calls her phelvan,he says her body language is like a boy but i call my darling pinkuda.

Me:You want chocolate?
Pinky: Noods her head and corrects me by repeating cocolate cocolate
Me:You like cocolate?
Pinky:She stares at me and says giveeeeeeeeeeee (impatient brat)

After eating Chocolate
Me:Nice cocolate
Pinky No baladu (Not nice in telugu) She loves them but after eating she says not nice
Me:Not nice?
Pinky:Says with her lips and eyes that is not nice.

When she knows i am angry on her she comes running to me and keeps her both hands around my neck and say lo la lo,u la me (I love you,you love me) wa alo hapu famo (We all are happy family) a kisst form me to lo (A kiss from me to you) Barney sings this song.Barney is her fav,she just hates barbies,if i give her barbie she tries to separate barbies legs and hands and if she is sucessful in doing so then she tries to fix it.

Get up--- Gut uppp
Sit-----sitth
Office--Aadish
School--Tooll
Pickle--Pakle
Kiss---Kitt
Maskali -Madakali,madakali

When i dont give her what she wants, she says bag gril (Bad Girl)

Sharuk khan--Tharuk kan tharuk kan (she recognises him so well, i showed her sharuk khan's very old serial video, she immediately recognised him)

Pappu Can't Dance Sala-- Pappu dant stala,hey hey...... lifting her both the hands and pointing her finger in the air.

My mom is planning to visit us.Varunavi is very excited that her granny is coming and staying with her.She started planning her trip.She wants to go to airport to receive her and she planned many things for her.Will write about.............

Saturday, April 04, 2009

SEQUEL of Previous post (Doordarshan)

Now i am spending more time in watching the old doordarshan videos.This is my second post on these beautiful videos,the first is here.When i am watching these videos i am feeling as if i am seeing old family albums.

Life was so simple and pure.Not much wants.Just be on time in front of the T.V not to miss even the film certificate and we kids used to search for the no of reels and the date of the cinema.

This is a very old educational documentary film which used to come in Doordrshan.

This video will definitely takes you to Childhood



This is probably the only video of yesteryears sports heroes.


Baje sargam


Vikram Aur Betal...


Memories of tension-free childhood...used to wait soo eagerly for sunday mornings :-)


A Wonderful Video...Came to know about all lanugages of our country.


We were a generation of so much innocence and simplicty, just like this song.I wish i go back to those days.............




I thank all the people who have uploaded these videos and brought my childhood back.I became same kid sitting in front of my sears TV in those doordarshan days.Doordarshan had bonded all of us with common memories.Thanks a tonn.. :)
Will come back again with more post like this.
Cheers..........

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Revisiting good old doordarshan

Watched all these programmes on black & white sears TV.Best/funny part was that TV had two doors.We cried when my mom gave the TV to someone and brought a colour tv.Saw few serials in black & white and few in Colour tv.When we had b@W tv,when ever chitrahaar aired,we used to run to the neighbours house (they had a colour tv) to check what colour dress the hero/heroine was wearing in that song.I started to write about doordarshan and writing about b&W tv.
The golden era of 80s-90s when Doordarshan ruled and one after another great show kept us all enthralled. With all the garbage that is shown on TV these days (esp. the annoying soaps in India), these shows bring back good old times!.

I thought i will refresh my readers and get refreshed with the old tv shows.My fav being the circus,fauji,malgudi,udan and flop show.Feel free add more,i will update my post.Here comes the videos.....

Doordarshan Signature



Fauji


Malgudi Days


Kachchi Dhoop


Vikram Aur Betaal


Alif Laila


Tamas


Surabhi


Ek Titli Pls keep ur speakers on


Flop show


Lol i got more tracks of doordarshan jingles will post next.
Pls free to add your choice.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Best Unseen Ads

As i don't have anything to write on my blog i thought of using it to show some of the forwarded mails i got it and which i like the most.







Monday, March 23, 2009

GENIUS

No Offence Taken PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ



Are you afraid that someone will take away your slippers when you leave them outside





The TEMPLE ? ---





Follow the same method as this









GENIUS !--




























Thursday, March 19, 2009

Santa and Banta...........once again

Teacher: Translate - Bazaar mein goliyan chal rahi hain.
Santa: The Tablets are walking in the market.

Interviewer: What is skeleton?
Santa: Skeleton is a person who started dieting but forgot to stop it..!!!

Santa sent SMS to his BOSS: Me sick, no work.
Boss SMS back: When I am sick I kiss my wife try it.
Two hours later Santa sms 2 boss: Me ok, ur wife very sweet


Santa ki chatri me hole tha, kisine pucha, umbrella mein hole kyu?
Sardar bola: Oye barish ruk jayegi to pata kaise chalega.

Banta: Pareshan lag rahe ho.
Santa: Yaar baap ban ne wala hu.
Banta: Yeh to khushi ki baat hai.
Santa: Lekin biwi ko nahi pata.

Santa bada dukhi tha, kisi ne pucha itni tension me kyon ho?
Santa: Ek dost ko 3 lac plastic surgery k liye diye the, ab use pehchan nahin pa raha

THE BEST ONE ! ! ! ! !
Driver: Sir ji, petrol khatam ho gaya , gaadi aage nahi ja sakti.
Banta: Chalo Phir, wapis le chalo.

Banta: Kal Muje 10 logo ne Peeta.
Santa: Phir tune kya kiya?
Banta: Maine kaha salon ek-ek karke aao.
Santa: Phir?
Banta: Phir kya, Salon ne ek-ek karke dubara Peeta !

Inspector to Banta: Faansi se pehle, bata teri antim ichha kya hai?
Banta: Mere pair upar aur sir neeche kar k faansi de do..! .

Hope my readers enjoyed it...................

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chuk Chuk Rail

This post i dedicate to the person who invented trains.The history of train dates back to 1825 and history can be read here

As a child i remember this rhyme which my mom used to sing for us.Now my elder daughter sings for her kid sister.She makes her sister catch her frock and run around the house singing the rhyme.One day her teacher asked her to sing a rhyme lol she sang this rhyme,which i am sure most of them understood it.

The rhymes goes like this...



As a kid i was always excited to go by train.But we hardly used to travel as my relatives are in and around hyderabad.Maybe once in two years we used to go here.

There is a railway track very close to my house which is used only for the goods train.As a kid when i hear the sound of the train, i used to run to the terrace and count the bogies,which i do even now.The only difference then and now is that i have got a company of my daughter to count the boogies.

When i joined my first job the company told me that i have to travel to other cities.I was very happy thinking that i will get a chance to travel by train.But lol they handed me a air ticket much to my shock.

Then the day came when i was taking my first flight.My mom and my sister came to airport to send me of for a journey which would last only 45-50 mins.By the time my mom and sister reached home i was in mumbai.

My would be b-law came to recieve me at the airport.He said we will take a taxi to Andheri and from there we will catch a train.I was very excited atlast i am getting into the lifeline of mumbai.

We took a taxi and went to the andheri station.The station was full and b-law told me, you be behind me,see me in which compartment i am getting into you also get into it with me.I said ok.

Train came and stopped all the crowd was at the train to get into it.To my shock i didn't see my b-law and was searching for him.Suddenly i saw his shirt collar and pulled it so hard that later he told me he had to take a tablet to reduce pain in his neck.Then some how we got into another train and reached my hotel.
Then again i got a chance to travel by train when i changed my job.My company gave me training at Belapur.We were around 10-12 employees who went from Hyderabad to Mumbai.Our HR guy took us to mumbai.There is funny incident which is worth mentioning.

After we reached mumbai the hr guy said we need to take a train to Belapur.We asked him whether he knows the route? Very confidently he said he has been to mumbai many times and he is well aware with the trains.He brought the tickets and we boarded a train which he said will go to belapur (we also didnt bother to check).He said we will reach belapur in 45mins.
We were seeing mumbai through the train window and didn't realise that it is more that 45 min and we are seeing the same stations again.We checked with him how long will it take more.He was confused and didn't reply us.Then he asked a fellow passenger where the train is going,lol he said the train is going to mumbai central from where we got into the train.

Then he said very softly that we took a wrong train.We travelled to kalyan and back to mumbai central.That is why we would see the same station again.

After reaching mumbai central, me and my friend went and brought the tickets and got into a train which took us to belapur as said by him in 45 mins.

Dubai is starting its first metro rail in Sep this year.Let me see if i can catch that as well.

Some of glimpse of mumbai trains



All images are from Google image search

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The First Born Tag.....

IHM tagged me to do.



1) Was Your First Pregnancy Planned? YES


2) Were You Married At That Time ? Obviously

3) What Were Your Reactions? Atlast got to know the reason for the constipation.Had a good laugh and called up mom.

4) Was Abortion An Option For You? NO

5) How Old Were You? 26

6) How Did You Find Out You Were Pregnant ?The doctor did the test


7) Who Did You Tell First? Went to the doc with the hubby,it he who told me the test is positive,as he went to get the reports.

8) Due Date? Was 14th February,but delivered her on 1st February

9) Did You Have Morning Sickness? It was too much.It made me wonder why people say one should enjoy their pregnancy.Till the delivery i had morning sickness.

10) What Did You Crave? Cherries,carrots,salted pista and cashew, mom's fish and head curry and anything spicy.Survived on pista and cashew.

11) Who/What Irritated You The Most ? The smell we get when we fry chapati.Not been able to eat anything spicy.I have been told not to sit on the floor.In eighth month doc told me not to eat salt,so full month was eating food without salt.


12) What Was Your First Child's Sex? A girl.


13) Did You Wish You Had The Opposite Sex Of What You Were Getting? Yes.Hubby wanted a girl but some where in my mind i wanted a boy,infact i came to know about the sex of the child when i was 4 month's pregnant that was in muscat (oman).

14) How Many Pounds Did You Gain Throughout The Pregnancy? Not much 6-7kgs

15) Did You Have A Baby Shower? No

16) Was It A Surprise Or Did You Know? I haven't seen anyone in my family doing it,so i never had that thing in my mind.

17) Did You Have Any Complications During Your Pregnancy? Yes,in 8th month i got Blood Pressure and my delivery was induced before the due date


18) Where Did You Give Birth? Hyderabad

19) How Many Hours Were You In Labour? 17 hours.Morning at 9.00 doc induced and baby came out only next day early morning 2.10 am

20) Who Drove You To The Hospital/Birth Center? Walked into the hospital with hubby and m-law and got admitted in the hospital as it was induced delivery.


21) Who Watched You Give Birth? The gynae doc and her assistants with their sleepy eyes.

22) Was It Natural Or C-Section ? Natural.

23) Did You Take Medicine To Ease The Pain? No.But asked the doc if i can get that.


24) How Much Did Your Child Weigh? 2.5 kgs.

25) When Was Your Child Actually Born ? At 2.10 am.Everyone were in half sleep except me and my doctor.And the baby didnt cry at all and was thinking why i am not able to hear her cry.Then they pinched the baby to cry.

26)What Was Your Reaction When The Doctor Announced The Sex Of The Baby? I was aware of the sex of the baby,but the doctor didnt tell me unless i asked her.She said you have got a laxmi (It is very common when a girl child is born,people say laxmi is born,she will bring laxmi to you......).But for me she is my small sweet bundle of happiness.


27) What Was Your First Reaction On Seeing The Baby?When i took her for the first time all the pain i have gone through 9 months just disappeared.I was very happy to see her and her small dimple on her left cheek. And also i welcomed her to this bad world.She was so happy in womb for nine months listening only to mama.


28) Did You Cry? My eyes were moist

29) What Did You Name Her? It was coincidence, her name is goddess laxmi


30) How Old Is Your First Born Today? She completed 5 on feb 1st.

Actually i wanted to add another incident but there is no option where in i can include it, that is hubby dear was laughing when he saw me in the gown walking in the delivery room.I called him to ask the doc to opt for a operation.Doc came and said this is the problem with the educated females.

Honestly i have not done anything except watching hindi songs on MTV,i was working then.But when i left my job and went to hyderabad my mom used to drag me to take a walk in the evening,i was too lazy to go out.I was missing my hubby as he was in oman.Maybe that is the reason my kid is very attatched to her father then me.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dear Mom

The post of lonely princess prompted me to write.The post is here

Dear mom,

Everyday morning we both used to sit in the kitchen sipping tea and talking about everything.I dont remember a single day having my tea without you.Those days will never come again.

You always gave me freedom to take my own decision.Without consulting you i never took decision.But now big decisions are taken by me without consulting you.

You have hidden your grief of loosing a partner of 26 years for the sake of your children.You always kept a brave face in front of us,but amma i know how much you cried inside.

You are always modest,when i say you did all those things to us.You used to say i have not done anything great,i have done my duty.

When i was a kid i always used to see what is in your hand when you are back from the office.I don't remember any day without you getting anything for us to eat.When the month is nearing completion you used to struggle for money but you never missed getting something for us to eat.You never made us realise that you are struggling for money.

I know how difficult is to bring three daughters,you being a single parent.Now with two babies i realise the difficulties you faced.

Once i remember telling you about a incident where in a guy teased me and you told there are different types of people in this world,don't care if one person points his finger at you,three of his fingers are facing him.

You never showed selfishness.But i am selfish, for me now it is my family and my children.
When i failed in my viva voice you didn't say a single word,you just said you give the viva voice again.Don't cry and don't tell anyone about it.

As my other siblings say you are partial towards me.Now i confess that you were partial towards me.When we used go for shopping,you used to select the dress colour for me where as of your other daughters you told them to select for themselves.But amma i always have a complaint that you have send me very far.I remember your sisters asked you how you are sending your dear daughter very far from you.

You had problems in your marriage,but you never ended it.I know for our sake you clinged to it.But nana left you in the middle to take care of three of his kids.

You have achieved so much in your work place,you had small wish that your kids should be there for your retirement party,but i am ashamed to say none of us attended the party.
Now your post retirement life is going very tough.You are alone in the our house waiting for your grand children to come over and stay with you for some days.

Mom we both used to get along very well before my marriage.I used to tell you very single thing i do.But now things have changed.After marriage there is some silence in our relationship,i feel by getting married i have lost a dear friend.You are still there for me,but i am not there for you.I live far away from you.Even when you are sick i am not able to take you to the doctor.I know the luckiest person on the earth is the one who takes care of his/her parents when they are old.Your elder daughter is the luckiest person who is taking care of you and your grandson vibhat is there with you.

Please give me a chance to serve you here,please come here stay with us.I know you don't like to stay here atleast for the sake of your grandchildren you come here and stay with us(here also i am sounding selfish)

Your loving daughter

Friday, February 27, 2009

More from my camera

This is in continuation with my previous post on my new hobby ie photography (here).This is one more advantage of blogging,i am loving it.

Giant Aquarium

Skyline view of sharjah

Mountains of oman Sunset

Sunrise
On my way to oman