Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kids

The other day, after long time tumbled upon an old album of the kiddo. Was going through them and realized how much time flew without me knowing. Kids grow so fast, i know sounds cliched, but a very fact we realize when we go through old snaps. Since they are always around us we never realize how fast they grow.

For me, time stood still when i saw him for the first time. I can never forget the moment when we both were looking at each other for the first time. I sometimes wish i could find out what he taught about me when he saw me first ;) ( I know wishful thinking). I wish i could rewind time and  live those moments again. Lot of the memoirs captured, when i was seeing them was trying to recollect how he used to be. Lot of places here my memory fails. 

I feel like they are all blur, a life i lead before him sounds to me like earlier birth. I have forgotten how we used to ,what we used to do before him. Maybe with them growing so fast, all we can hold is "memories".Hug them, hold them close to heart, a peck on their cheek now, ruffle their hair now. Because tomorrow he would grow and would not even like these silly things we "moms" do. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

D word

Times are changing, but mindset still remains the same for a few things. As a society we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go in terms of accepting a few things.

Marriage is still considered a milestone and being unmarried is still looked down. Yes, maybe we are taking baby steps towards changing mindset. Divorces are still considered taboo and not accepted. Being a single parent, especially mom is not very supported even today.

I feel any marriage is about little understanding, compromise, unconditional love and acceptance. These days we don't need reasons to quit as we all have very less patience and understanding. We don't wish to the required time and faith required. But all the efforts only give results when the try is from both the sides. One sided in any relations never yield results.Being married or divorced is a choice two individuals make and any decision should be respected.

Decision to separate is never easy. Lots is at stake for both and its a very difficult time for the persons involved and their near and dear ones. Instead of treating it as something bad, the least we as a society can do is respect them and allow them to move ahead. Especially when it involves kids, they bear the brunt of a broken family. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lord Ram

These days as I watch Siya ke Ram and read more mythological books, I have started seeing Lord Ram in a different light. Earlier I always used to not like him when he didn’t trust Sita, the Agni Pariksha moment, asking her to leave the kingdom and go etc., but as I have grown up and started re-reading the sequences, I somewhere even connect to his point of view.
Now I have started to understand how difficult it must have been to ask her to do those things, it was not that he didn’t trust her, it was that he was protecting her trust in herself by doing them. He was fully aware that, after many years there would be a time when people would question his decisions and also make a hue and cry about the trouble he has caused Sita. He knew we would all pity Sita and he would be seen as a husband who doesn’t trust his wife. But now when I started reading about Sita, I have realized that he was right as Sita would never have been able to bear the mistrust in eyes of her people, kingdom, the one she had started to love and feel responsible about. She would never have been able to look in the eyes of people who always doubted her chastity.
Now I have started analyzing Lord Ram in a different light. My respect for him is growing and I feel proud even that in spite of knowing the consequences of the decisions he went ahead and took them and he was also always faithful to her in spite of the fact that he had the choice to remarry. Now I understand why women wish to have a husband like Ram.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Today

I know its been ages i have appeared with a post here. I have been shamelessly neglecting this space and the food blog. Its time i started being more regular. Life's have ups and downs but somehow that starts reflecting in my writings.

So many thoughts, so many things to write about but there are times words just don't come.So many things happening around, that sometimes they make me numb, i feel i have no answers, i almost give up..suddenly i look at the kiddo, and fresh hope, determination etc comes back. Maybe things are bad, maybe nothing works for me at this moment, but i shouldn't and won't give up.

Tomorrow things might start falling in place, life would come back to normal or maybe would change for better. The trick here is to not give up. "Hope", a simple four letter word makes me keep going.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rains and more

With rains hitting the city and the temperature dipping down it feels like awesome. Sounds cliched, i know but i love rains. But they do cause chaos now, with school reopened, morning hurries.In such great weather you feel like sleeping a little more. ;) 

Rains bring back great memories to me. We all used to school forward for a holiday  from school and just stay at home and play.The first rains every year are always special as we all used to get drenched. I still miss the college friends and the whale of time we used to have together by walking in the rains getting drenched, enjoying that paani puri and piping hot samosas,wadas, bhajjis with the road side vendor. The combination of getting drenched and savoring on hot food is just lethal. Those were care free days. No worries about tomorrow and falling sick. We had parents around to take care and fall back on.

Leaving you with a wonderful monsoon song, i am humming today.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fever, Exam and other things

With school reopen, and getting back to routine time for kiddo. :( Always a little difficult to think that vacations comes to an end. It means routine sets in so does the discipline to do things on time.

Had an external inter school competition which co incided with the school opening, so end of week vacation was about studies and revisions. Didn't make him slog in the vacation, which i felt good about. :) No camps, extra classes yet we enjoyed the vacations. We drew, read story books, went for play dates. Just like old days. More than him, i was happy that he spent his vacations doing nothing. In this times, sometimes spending time doing nothing is an achievement. Most of the times, schedules are choc o bloc and we are always doing something.

By Sunday evening, coming home kiddo was down with a bout of vomiting and fever. This went for the next couple of days. Doctors,medicines, eating them eat khicadi, kadi and likes took away a lot of time. The most difficult thing for parent is to see kiddo sick and lying without being a brat. Trust me it breaks m heart to see him helpless. I am sure all mom's would agree. When they fall sick, they lose weight within a day, and to get them to gain that weight it takes months of trying to get them to eat healthy. So much for being healthy. :(

So how was your weekend??

Thursday, June 02, 2016

An award





Ok there's always a first time, but nothing prepared me for this. An award, after so many years of blogging, for the first time I am beyond words. Something i never thought i would be bestowed with.

Thank you for making time to read this space. When i started it was on a whim, more to share my thoughts. So thank you  C R Ward  for this sweet gesture.

11 random facts about me:

1. I love chit chatting and can talk whole day.

2. I love cooking, its a big stress buster.

3. I love to bing on sweets.

4. I love reading "happy endings" books.

5. I can be paranoid over silly things.

6. I can be upset/angry over silly things.

7. I love going for long walks.

8. I wish i always have the strength to give back to the society.

9. I am a voracious reader and an spend days reading books and listening to music.

10. Buying books is a bog weakness, i love buying books and also more than a few times have never liked what i read.

11. Very Impatient.

Questions for Nominated Bloggers:
1. What’s your favourite television show? 

Sarabhai V/s Sarabhai
2. Do you prefer cats or dogs?  

I am not a pet person.
3. What are your hobbies? 

 Reading,listening to music and writing.
4. Who is/are your favourite author(s)?  Chitra Banerjee, Ruchita Mishra, the list is long.
5. If you could live in another time/place, when/where would it be?  Childhood, back home.
6. What did you want to be when you grew up?  I wanted to do Phd in Literature
7. If you could bring only three things with you to a deserted island, what would they be?  Books,ice creams and more books
8. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where’s the first place you would go?  Dwarka
9. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?  Go for a holiday
10. Do you believe in astrology?  If good yes, bad no :P
11. What’s your favourite kind of music?  Old hindi songs.



My Questions for the nominees:

1. Your favorite Quote:
2. Your favorite topic to write about:
3. Your most irritating habit:
4. Your strength and weakness:
5. Your Favorite food:
6. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now:
7. You favorite author:
8. Likes and dislikes:
9. Best moment of life:
10. Biggest challenge faced till date:
11. Scared of:




I would like to nominate

The Little Princess

Outspoken and True

Gopal's Bookshelf

Books Life and More