Thursday, September 2, 2010

BhogaNandiswara Temple & Nandi Hills Trip - 1st Sept 2010

Apart from clearing the backlog of the past events, i thought i will cover the recent events in parallel, before they also become thing of the past :-)
Recent one was a quick day trip to BhogaNandiswara Temple & Nandi Hills.

Highlights were Nice Landscapes, a sneakpeak into Prestige's new project coming on the way to Nandi hills (called Golfshire - check the youtube link here), a lot of pictures in the temple compound, Aaloo paranthas for breakfast and second hill trip (after the popular coorg). Yeah one more thing - i saw a lot of monkey too.

Check the Picasa link for a Visual Story.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Learning Happens every where...

Being not so grown up and educated like you, i am learning new things every minute, every where from every one.
Thanks to Dadaji - who gave me this lesson, i use it on my Mom 'n Dad quite regularly and it comes very handy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ear Piercing - 3rd April 2010

This is by all means a milestone. You will ask why? Let me tell you..
It was one of the most painful days on my life (which till that time was still counted in months). Pain has very few definitions in my small world….falling from the bed, stepping on a toy, vaccinations though for good reasons as per my Doc Uncle…this one was different and worse!!
Here’s how it went:-
It was one normal day, we (Me, Mom, Dad, Dada ji, Dadi Ji) were excited and hurriedly getting ready for an outing. I on the other hand had NO idea what was going on….what conspiracy they were hatching…To think I am their darling child!!!
Dad called Mr.  Mohan George to get directions, so Mohan uncle was party to this, I will not forget this.
I heard the address – Vignesh Jewel Empire, in J.P. Nagar, near Woodys something. That jeweler is another one on my hit-list….for the rest of the blog let me just call him Krur Singh.
Anyway, we reached after a quick 30 minute drive. The Shop was closed and something told me I should feel relieved. We did not have any cell number, but unluckily, there was a landline phone number written there, dad called that number and found out that it was a lunch break and the cruel jeweler will be there in some time. We waited. Why couldn’t we have just walked away!!

The shop opened…. nice place, lot of shining stuff around. I stared at it for a few minutes and meanwhile my mom and dad decided which stud looked good, and which gold wire was apt etc.
I got a feeling something was not right and decided to hang on to my mommy…But they had thought about everything. My Dadi was carrying some toys to distract me, she selected one of my favorite musical book which Chetan chachu gifted me. I sat in mommy’s lap thinking nothing can go wrong here!. But this Krur Singh came and sat next to us. He started fiddling with my ears, he had a pen and I was thinking why he wants to write on my ears, doesn’t he have a note book like I do? Anyway he made dots on both ears. And then showed to my dad. Dad pointed out that it was not fine and Krur Singh made some more marks until dad & mom were satisfied.
And the next sec, I experienced blinding pain. One sharp jab and one ear was done. My ears were as if on fire….and I cried my heart out not knowing why are they doing this to me. Krur Singh with his plier did some final adjustments to the gold wire. Now I had to make sure I gave everyone a hard time, second ear was 5 times more difficult, not for me but for Krur Singh. In the screaming, crying, hitting out I did not realize when the other ear was also piercedL
My mom has tears in her eyes and she immediately took me out, told me its all over, showed me the bus on the road, leaves on the trees and hugged me really really close..that made me feel a lot better
I was curious about why the hell ears are pierced and I asked dad and like ever, he googled on it, and read some text for me.

The Karna vedha (ear piercing) sanskar is a religious and cultural tradition practiced extensively in our country. While some believe that the pierced ears help ward off evil, others believe that it has a scientific basis. Acupuncturists suggest that the ear lobe is the acupuncture point for vision, and that ear piercing may have a therapeutic value. Some pierce their ears for purely aesthetic reasons. 

Another useful site on this topic :-, could be useful for parents of little girls.

In hindsight, I kind of think, good that it was done early. Other fringe  benefit, folks stopped guessing that I was a boy. I was sick of hearing things like “Oh Cho Chweet, how old is he?” 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Am Back!

Hey Folks...
Sorry for absconding for so long...
believe me, its not me, but my writer who needs to be blamed..

Life has been on a roller coaster for us... i just checked the last post was in jan 2010 and now its july....
for grown-ups it might just mean a few months.. but for me, it meant a lot...
in last 6 months, my first birthday was celebrated, my ears were pierced, i went to a lot of trips, fell sick and took a  lot of time to come out of it...

Hmmm, we need to talk..
so i am back to clear the backlog... let me think where to start?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Let me tell you a Story!

I don't know how good I am at story telling but I want to give it a try.
After all, I have a powerful story with me..
This is when my Maussi used to be a kid little older than me.. She loved mangoes and one of the winters, she approached my Naniji and said she wanted to eat Mango.
Naniji told her that mangoes were available only in summers.. And my inquisitive Maussi asked when would summer really start.. Naniji said "when you start feeling hot, you know its summer"
Maussiji bought the logic and went out to play.. Returned home after a few hours of tiring spree and went up to Naniji & said "i am feeling hot, can I have a Mango now?"
Look at her, she is quite grown up isn't she?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Hey World!
Happy New Year to all of you...
On the new year eve, when i saw my dad, mom, CP Chachu, Neelesh Chachu & a lot of other folks boozing and dancing in gay abandon this is what came to my mind....

I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you?  Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system.  Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover.  I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.  ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

P.S. - We were at Opus, Brookfields for the New Year Eve... Nice place..check the link out for details..