Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bumble Bee's Nakras

I call my baby Bumble Bee fondly though that has nothing to do with the post that I am putting here. Just soem background in case you are wondering abt the title.
Now that Summer is here our routine is pretty much set. We all reach home by 5:30 pm. After making tea and dinner preparations I go for my walk at 6:15. Father gives Son his bath and they come down to play by 7. By this time I have reached back.
Adults play volleyball while kids play together till after 9. Now it's time to go home and all the kids go to thier respective houses except my Bumble who wants to go to any one of his friend's house to play again.
Me: Come Bumble, let's go home
Bumble: (already running to someone's house) Amma, 2 mins play pannite varlam(Will play for 2 mins and come)
Some days I manage to catch him while other days he is quick to run away even before the people whose house he is going has reached there.
Nowadays he will go and demand for chocolate and gummy bears.
When he returns home we have a big argument . I rant and rant  about how every kid go to thier own house and only he runs away and he should listen to me.
He wills tart crying and tell "Sorry, I will be a good boy and listen to you etc etc"
I threaten to not take him out if this continues, he will cry and tell Pleaseeeeeeeee
Again next day the whole thing is repeated..

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Week-end 2013

Finally the much awaited long week-end had come, but the weather Gods decided to play naughty and it was rains and cold weather for all 3 days.
We did nothing much other than eat, sleep and play in our courtyard.
Monday we went to IMAX for a 3D movie-KENYA. While returning we stopped at GreenMill and had Jamaican chicken, Brushetta, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Deep Dish Pizza and Flat bread Artichoke.
Saw couple of movies over the week.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The War of Troy

The 7th edition of India Fiction Workshop came up with the below plot.
Write the story of the Trojan War with a narrative that creates a comic mood. This was inspired from the movie 'Life is Beautiful' that tells a depressing story in a humorous way.
The plot is accrediated to The Fool, Naba and Mixi.
Conceptualized by two popular bloggers TF and C. Suresh, Indifiction is a workshop for writers interested in fiction. 

For more details please visit my plot at

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

There was this contest at IndianMomConnect and we had to put a topic on
Mere Maa ke haath ka khana. i send in my entry and I won.


For details chk this link

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Happy Birthday to me

Birthdays have always been special to me.
Away from family it feels good to share it with all of you - special friends.
Loved the personalized jewellery box to the hand made card to the personal gifts.
Glad you all could came to share my day. I will always cherish these wonderful moments.
The day ended with my little one singing "Happy Birthday to you Amma princess" (I did not miss my dad this time, Ritvik made sure of that)..

Now the details follows. We have a very large group at the apartment we stay. Few of my friends were moving back to India for good and one had bought their own house and was shifting out,so I decided to do a birthday /farewell type  party.
Normally I would think one month in advance about what dress to purchase etc, this time it was what to cook.
Finally I decided to make Pineapple upside Down Cake/Veg Pizza (from scratch)/Spring Rolls/Paneer Puff and Bhel.

I made the cake and the pizza dough on Thu(2nd May).
Morning of 3rd called home and worked from home , in the middle of that made Pizza sauce and steamed the veggies for spring roll.
At 3 I closed my laptop took bath and then made the paneer puff and friend the spring rolls.
Then by 4:30 I but the first pizza to bake. I had a friend N come over who helped in rolling the pizza , by 5 G and R came home and then we cleaned the house and also cut onions and tomatoes for bhel mix(mix and chutneys were readymade)
Finally at 6:30 I cut the cake and send the boys out, my friends had stated coming by that time. Once everyone was home we eat and then played some very interesting games. Finally they gave me a very beautiful personalized jewelley box with my name , we took lots of pictures, laughed a lot and had a good end to a beautiful day.