Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcoming 5th year

Its been 4 yrs we were tied with a bond that filled our life with love. Living together is realising one another, sharing glad and sad expecting great times ahead. Married life is a mix of feelings, surprises, sacrifices, emotions.......an endless journey of two hearts.


For the first Anniversary we were in India and that day we didn't celebrate it much as we were tied up with some work but went out for lunch.

For the second year we are in California,USA. We were busy with our house shifting so didn't even had a thought to celebrate. For the third year I went to India with Rithvik for vacation so we missed each other.

Finally this time, we were in Connecticut, USA. Yesterday we got up from bed a bit late and I could not manage to pack his lunch so he came back from office and had lunch together. I prepared Dum biriyani, Bhaingan bartha, stuffed Bendi, and Dal . We did cake cutting and after his work, we had dinner at Olive garden and watched Ghajini hindi movie at home. I made mango flavoured cake and he decorated it. Thanks for every body who wished us.
A warm New year wish to all on behalf of my blog.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wanna BAN these BANGSSSSSSSSSS


An Old Lady lives to our next door. She complained against us to our apartment manager that my Son is making lot of noise and I went to her to say sorry she didn't even opened her door completely but nodded her head by saying, its okay.
Later on she used to warn us by banging our wall whenever she gets disturbed. Even if Rithvik drops a toy she bangs, even if he cries or falls she bangs, she will be in that job from 4pm itself. I wonder how can one maintain pin drop silence with kids?? we were fed up with this neighbour like anything, last night even Rithvik replied to her bang with a shout.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I wish.....I wish



I wish

  • to become lean like a Chinese girl.
  • to have silky fluffy and shiny hair.
  • to have a charm on my face always.
If the first two happen, I can try some lovely attire and lovely hair style then automatically third one happens. When can I see myself like this cute doll.....hmmm...silly me!!!!!!!!!!!

Now here comes my sincere wish list
Let the year 2009 may bring
---Good health and happiness to all.
---Peaceful India.
---An end to insecure lives.
---A nice idea in Obama's Brain :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Let us Awake INDIA

As we are on vacation, I couldn't elaborate my views yet regarding terrorists attack in Mumbai. "I am shocked to see the news " hmm I don't want to say these words again and again as India got habituated to these attacks but this time its really a big and a different one. No country could escape from terrorism but all it can do is to be alert with all its possible forces to avoid the next one. If this was not possible, at least they should work hard to save the people from the next second they got to know the news. India needs a proper infrastructure, good leaders who are intellectual for their positions but not inapt. Mr.R.R.Patil is good example for this who could simply state this attack as minor. Finally people are becoming victims for the official or political imbalances.
Some disgusting facts about this attack are
---Even after India got a warning from Russian spy agency of something like this, and also there was a intelligent tip, what were we doing....waiting for it to happen!!!
---How badly our shores are monitored, any body could enter????

---The terrorists were caught first to cams but not to cops. Of course I appreciate that commandos killed 9 members out of 15.
---The Commandos who were ready to fight are lack of Bullet proof jackets, night time goggles etc. Who knows where was the money going except the bank accounts of great leaders.

---Still there is a threat from the escaped 5 terrorists.
This continues and continues as long as we got to forgot this and as long as we don't realise the value of the life and as long as the people are curious to know from Ratan Tata about the loss incurred to Taj hotel rather than the lost lives. Sorry, if I made you to figure me out as an Criticiser, I regret myself to write this post but my outburst dominated my patriotism. I love my Country but it needs a change, change should start from every individual. I am proud because my Country gave birth to brave Jawaans who sacrificed their lives and saved so many lives. They made others inspired.

My deep condolences to the people who lost their lives in this pathetic attack.

Monday, November 24, 2008

yaahs and naah s

Going to cousin's place for this Thanks giving---ya
Winter is on its way---nah
Caught with little cold----nah
Recession still in our lives---nah

Rithvik not eating well these days---nah
I am Eating food with out a diet watch---nah
After coming to east, DH coming from work early---ya
Only two ya s among these many nahs---NAAAAHHHHHHH

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Never leave an art


In my childhood days I learnt Mandolin for 6yrs. I gave many concerts representing our Institution, had many applause but I was too young then to realise the importance of an art. At one concert I still remember, we were giving it in an open auditorium where all police department and district collector and some other Government officials were there. The Dist. Joint collector came to me and as it was cold, she wrapped her woollen shawl around me and appreciated with a hug for my performance.
When I was in 9 th standard we moved far and due to the busy schedules I could not make it possible to go to the institution and finally I left the practice. I still regret for discontinuing playing Mandolin.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sweet first words

My Lil Son blabbers a lot. He is trying to imitate our words and I taught him the word "Naana" and soon to my surprise he pointed out to his Dad's photo and said Naana and later on when ever he couldn't see his Dad at home, he keeps on saying Naana,Naana... Its very nice to hear such cute sweet first words from kids. I could see the happiness in my DH's face when he is called. I want to share this audio clip with you. I will update this post with some more if I get a chance to record.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Quirky tag

Got this tag from Swathi and chandu. Here goes my Quirky habits.

1. At the end of my every meal, my plate looks clean and neat. I even don't leave the cumin seeds that were left on my plate. I pick them with my finger tips and enjoy them some times this makes my DH to ask "why don't you have some more " :)

2. During nights I fight with my Hubby and kid for blanket and I will forcibly snatch it from them and I talk a lot in midst of my sleep

3. Before leaving my house I check my stove tops,locks etc twice or thrice and also in the halfway of our journey I again think about them with a doubtful mind.

4. I like my curd rice with plain Dal(muddha pappu). You may all laugh at this but I simply love that combination.

5. I sing at all the times. If at all I dont know the lyrics, I simply sing it or hum with my own words.

6. I read each and every board that I happen to see around and I enjoy playing with all the other toys there whenever we shop a toy for Rithvik.
and there are many more. I want to tag this to Amu and Sree

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Waah.....he called me Aunty :(


To our upstairs lives few bachelors, last night one of them knocked our door and wished me hi Aunty, for the moment I thought he wrongly knocked my door but no I was wrong he again said "Aunty, can I talk to Uncle??? I was speechless. hehehe he called my DH, uncle. My DH came and the guy requested us for a screw driver. After he went, my DH had a big laugh that was waiting behind for out burst. Though I am younger to him he called me aunty, why did these guys pronounce a married woman as Aunt???

There is one more guy in this world who teases me with this name. He is Aditya, we are very close family friends, childhood neighbours. Very friendly,Jovial, fun loving, mingles in no time, looking forward to get married. I am also looking forward to call his wife Aunt in near future.He came to our place last week, we had a great time. If you wanna look at him, he is the extreme person in this photo of my previous post . See how good I am, though he teases me, I am always good at him.

My Lil TIGER


On Friday evening we went to the Halloween party in my Hubby s office. I bought a tiger dress for Rithvik. He enjoyed wearing it and seemed to be curious to scare us. I was never been to Halloween party. Its very fun to watch the kids in different costumes, every kid had a Polaroid photograph there and they immediately got busy in preparing a greeting by sticking that photo and decorating it with the stuff provided there. I really got surprised to the way the kids presented their imaginations by painting on the pumpkins, greetings, bags etc...they all enjoyed the haunted house and had pizza there. Its very fun to see my Lil Tiger playing there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Love tag


Tagged by Swathi
RULE #1 People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.


RULE #2 Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.


1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
I will make him to realise what he lost

2. If you can have a dream come true, what would it be?
To have a job to support my parents.

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?
Who ever makes my Parents to feel bad.

4. Why do you blog?
To boost up and express myself.

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
yep, we still live as friends

6. Which is more blessed: loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being loved by someone. We are very lucky to get a lovable care taker.

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you love?
not yet across such scenario but for beloved ones, I will wait for life long

8. If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?
I want to see my Country corruption free.

9. What takes you down the fastest?
Failure

10. What resurrects you the fastest?
When I outburst my tears hugging my Hubby. He is my emotional absorber.

11. What’s your strength?
My frankness.

12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Swathi: Yet to meet this wonderful girl. Really to say I was very much impressed with her blog and wanted to start one of course she too don't know this yet. Very supportive, friendly,helpful and could bring changes every day with her brilliant ideas.

13. Would you rather be single and rich or married and poor?
Happily married by saving enough for future.

14. Whats the purpose of such Tags?
Increase the visitors to blogs by letting others know about us:)

15. Would you give all in a relationship?
I believe that life stays cool with relationships.. I try my level best to keep the relationships with the persons I like..

16. Would you forgive and forget someone no matter how horrible a thing he has done?
I can't forget. Though I have to speak to them due to some constraints, I hate them and I couldn't be normal with them such easily. Forgiveness means it depends up on the complexity of the issue.

17. Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?
Life is sweet when you have some one for you.

18. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
With a lovely life , with a job for me and being planned a well career for my Son

19. What’s your fear?
Not to be in troubles of any kind

20. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Appu'day' thellarindhaa!!! Ramya legaali thappadhu :(

Tag 6 people.
I want to change this I want to tag this to Usha, Chandu. I want to tag to some more but I was already late.

The FALL.....



Last week went very well for me. Cousins and friends visited our house. we are all from the same city back in India. I felt very happy and my house looked like the one in India with lots of fun and josh in festive time. On Saturday we went to Satyanarayana Swamy Temple and after that we went to a location to watch the beauty of the fall here comes the comedy, The leaves had already fallen , we could watch colourful trees if we would have planned it a week early. Anyways we enjoyed a lot with three busy kids playing all the
time.On Sunday noon they returned I couldn't see Rithvik searching for the people by roaming all around the house. Before leaving we took some snaps in our apartment complex where we had the more beauty of the fall than the place we visited :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Navvu

chaala rojulaki oo chinna kavitha raasaa.Yela vundhoo chusi chepandi friends....

Oo navvu navvi ninnanu tharimeyyu
chekkili pye chirunavvu cheraganeeyaku

musi musi navvu la velugula lo
chikati ki choutedhi
chiru chiru navvu la kanthula lo
kannilaku koluveydhi

Kalathalani maripinchu anandhanni ahvaaninchu
chinna navvu jodinchu kalakaalam jeevinchu

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Let these BLASTS not last, let this be the last


Blasts.....blasts..blasts....Is the meaning for India is getting changed???India, the land of blasts. No,I cannot see my Country/people becoming victims. No super power can come down and save even because the Government got confused and messed up with bugs like corruption,Political imbalance. Already Indians are fed up with issues like Inflation,resource crisis,agriculturally down, now these blasts are making the people mentally sick. Not countable how many people lost their future, living in the memories of their loved ones.

In 2007, there were 5 major blasts and in 2008, already the count is 6. How can a country be prosperous and wealthy if it has to bear the losses due to these many blasts. The recent blasts in Maharasthra and in Gujarat are quite examples for targeting the festival times both being the Muslim populated areas. Though they are minor blasts, they effect much in propagating religious conflicts. If the persons who are responsible for this blasts could think twice with a heart of humanity before they act, wouldn't be our Country staying in peace??? wouldn't be the Indians happier???
The below is the list of major bomb blasts for the last five years
Present year
September 27: Blast in Delhi's Mehrauli flower market killed1 and injured 23.
September 13: Serial blasts in Delhi killed at least 24 people and injured more than 100.

July 26:Serial blasts in Ahmedabad killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100.
July 25: Nine explosions in Bangalore create terror killing two people and injuring twelve.

May 2008: Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.
January 2008: Terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur kills 8.
In the year 2007
October 2007: 2 killed in a blast inside Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan.
August 2007: 30 dead, 60 hurt in Hyderabad 'terror' strike.
May 2007: A bomb at Mecca mosque in Hyderabad kills 11 people.


February 19: Two bombs explode aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan, burning to death at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis.

In the year 2006
September 2006: 30 dead and 100 hurt in twin blasts at a mosque in Malegaon.
July 2006: Seven bombs on Mumbai's trains kill over 200 and injure 700 others.
March 2006 Twin bombings at a train station and a temple in Varanasi kill 20 people.

In the year 2005
October 2005: Three bombs placed in busy New Delhi markets a day before Diwali kill 62 people and injure hundreds.

In the year 2003
August 2003: Two taxis packed with explosives blow up outside a Mumbai tourist attraction and a busy market, killing 52 and wounding more than 100.

We all need to gain power to fight rather than sympathy.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Google Guru

I know that I am a bit late in wishing you but its always better to be late than never. I am sure that Google has become a part of our lives. Yet to watch for a day that passes without googling. No matter what the matter is, Google materialises. Ranging from funniest to emergencies, it is useful.

Few months back I wanted to tie dhoti for my Lil Son, but I don't know how??? Then Google search engine helped me to find an appropriate site.We two usually have bets like when was this movie got released, it helps me to prove my answer :).

here is a video showing more tips for a better search



We approach it before we do anything like....

To buy a new piece, we will Google its reviews and also for the best price.
To visit some place,we will Google for the location,directions.

To get rid of some issues related to work, we will Google for a solution.
To watch the latest news/shows we will Google for a better one.

To refer Encyclopedia's,schedules,contacts,results,vocabulary.
To cook a meal, eat out,what not the list goes on....

In precise, search engines makes our life easier, may save few cents and our valuable time. But the negative effects are we are getting lazy and dependent to these services. At one day we may lose our memory power. These became an extra helping hand for the people who are ready to misuse the Internet.That s why I always refer science&technology as an double edged knife.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Insecure lives


In these days Job security got diminished. Not known when the company will be declaring its last day, employers lay off. Last week leading financial titan Lehman Brothers decision is like a stroke for entire World fluctuating every sector. Many lost their jobs, AIG direct, Merill lynch too followed the same. Day by day leading companies making lay offs as a cost cutting technique. under these circumstances and with the day to day hiking prices how can an individual bear the life??
On the other hand, In India also the same situation no vegetable is available under 30Rs per kg and no Dal is under the budget of common Man. Its even hard for a middle class family to manage their budget then how about lower middle class families. If this continues, how can the people get nutritious food and how can they work for the next day.
While writing this post, these lines popped up in my mind of Maha kavi Sri sri
"YE DESAA CHARITHRA CHUSINAA YEMUNNADHI GARVA KAARANAM
NARA JAATHI CHARITHRA SAMASTHAM PARA PEEDANA PARAYANATHVAM"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

CrackBerry

As you are all aware of our relocation, I want to jump directly into the matter. We planned to reach Connecticut on 6th Sep(Saturday) so we booked our tickets for the early morning 6:30 am flight. We both were tied and tired up with packing and cleaning stuff since last week. Finally we slept at 2 am Friday night leaving few stuff to dispose for the next morning and DH kept alarm for 4am. Suddenly I woke up and asked him the time and he too raised from the bed and shocked realising that it was the time we planned to be in Airport.It was 5 am....already...we immediately changed our dresses and I dressed Rithvik. Called our friends to drop us. I am very thankful to our family friends Mr.Guru and Mr.Kiran. If they didn't helped, we would have certainly missed our flight.

Rithvik cried a lot as he got confused to the scene why he was been raised from the bed and why we are rushing. We reached the Airport by 5:45 am(15 mins to board) and got our baggage check in and got help from an Airport employee and ran for security check and
finally we were the last to board. The person who came after us was rejected by airport personnel and they asked him to come for next flight. If we would have missed this flight ,all our consequent plans will ruin.After take off Rithvik soon slipped in to his sleep.We enjoyed the chapatis prepared by Kiranmayi.I managed that stuff while security check by saying it as baby food. She gave those the last night so that we can eat them before we start to the Airport. Our flight reached to Minneapolis on time and we were been to our next flight that was to CT.
We landed by 5:30 pm and his friend Ali came to the Airport to receive us and had our dinner at their house that night, very nice family, Though they had their 2nd baby recently, they prepared every thing for us.Their elder Son and Rithvik enjoyed a lot as they were of same age. It was raining heavily (guess NY,NJ were also had the storm attack that day) we came to our apartment by 10pm and took a bath and we did the house warming. Yesterday got our Internet connection.
Did you not get a doubt why we were late that day.Its all due to the alarm that was set by my DH in his NEW Black berry mobile. The alarm is been set to weekdays as the weekend arrived by that time, It simply didn't buzzzz!!!!!!!!!!! as it was a new piece he didn't get a chance to explore it.
Moral 1:BE ware while using intellectual technologies.
Moral 2 : Better to set alarms on different pieces
(of course we don't have a chance then as we packed all our stuff) :-)
Settling down to the new, hoping for the best in our life...............

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bye..... Bye .....California

It was been 2yrs we came to California,USA. Being here is like we are a home away from a home, resembles metropolitan cities in India with lots of friends, lots of Desi restaurants, Temples, gatherings, parties etc... not even missing Indian aroma in our life. For the first very few months we stayed in San Jose where our apartment didn't have much Indian community, even I didn't had the option to browse, felt bored and very lonely that too with the early days of my pregnancy suffering from nausea with no one around me to help. The only entertainment I was left with are the shows in English channels.

slowly, we bought a car, Laptop and planned to shift to new apartment. I met one of my friends Pratima through Orkut and I came to know that they live in the opposite apartment to which we were shifting.I felt so happy as I knew her from my school days. After we came to this Apartment, she invited me to the New year party (2007) organised by our apartment friends. I still thank her for introducing me such good friends in my life. In no time we mingled with all of them. I miss her as they moved to India for good. I want to share about you my dear friends.


Santoshi, she is the first person to talk to me and I used to go to their house when ever I felt bored she cared me a lot that's what a pregnant woman needs...I miss her delicacies now as they moved from this place recently.

Jyotsna, fun loving girl keeps on talking and cracking jokes capable of changing the world around her.she too moved to India.we miss you a lot Jo.


Neeraja, I learnt from her how to be joyful. Her conversation starts,continues, and ends with a hearty laugh. Her words gave me a lot of support when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in my pregnancy. Very supportive and friendly too.

Praveena, had a very beautiful art in her hands.I donno whats the magic behind her, kids love her very much. we used to meet at least thrice a week though I knew her a bit late than others, we became friends soon.

Kiranmai jasti, my very close neighbour, always we used to chitchat by standing in front of our houses. The real kiddo in our gang. Our send off party was arranged well in their house.

Kiran, speaks and wishes every buddy with lot of excitement with a smiley face. Though we both are from same city back in India I never know her before.

Sandhya, cool,jovial,mother of a little cute princess, I love the way she dresses her little angel.If I had a daughter I would certainly follow her.

Rani, loves to freak out with friends., forgets the world around her when she is with us.
Suchi, sharp and straight forward, I could never forget the day you arranged my Baby shower party in your house with the help of all other friends.
Sharada garu, your advices really helped me a lot during my pregnancy and post pregnancy and I need to learn from you the tips to raise a kid. Sirisha and Rekha I am very lucky to have you as my friends.

who will not be sad to leave such good friends like you??? but we have to go with the days.... my Dear Hubby got an offer for full time job in Connecticut, so we have to move from this lovely place.Thanks for the fare well party arranged by all of you. I enjoyed yummy yummy dishes prepared by them with lots of love.I miss you all..........
Last but not least sorry if any of my words hurt you. Wishing you all loads of happiness.Bye

Monday, August 25, 2008

One...Two....Three....India is the best


I forgot to submit this post , though composed it 3 days back.This is really a great achievement, I am talking about the performance of our India in the Olympics. "Olympics lo Okka medal ravatame goppa ani anukuney vallandhariki buddhi chepparu" YES WE ARE VERY VERY HAPPY TO SEE INDIA WINNING 3 MEDALS.

I appreciate the parents of the winners as well the parents of other participants in Olympics. They gave importance to the intrest of their children and encouraged them . The people /coaches who found their talent also share a great role.

Sushil Kumar, who won Bronze for India in wrestling, was a Son of a MTNL bus driver and with minimal funds, poor training facilities for wrestling in India, even for the 2008 Olympic team, Sushil's family made sure he obtained the necessary dietary supplements by sending him tinned milk, ghee and vegetables. Even his Cousin Sandeep who was an inspiration for Sushil had to quit from wrestling as the family is capable to support only one wresler. Really hats off to him and his family for making this a great achievement.Its good that now Government has recognised him with a promotion in the job and also cash awards 1Crore 65lakhs.

Coming to Vijender Kumar,the same story repeats who won bronze for India in boxing was a Son of a bus driver who drove buses overtime to raise funds for Vijender's training and his mother is a homemaker. He was inspired by his younger brother Manoj, a former boxer. He worked overtime to pay for coaching at the Bhiwani Boxing Club. After achieving success at the international level he also did modeling part-time.

So come on guys........ Cricket alone not the world, we have so many other sports that represents our nation. Let us encourage all the other sports too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am Sorry My Son

Last Wednesday I went for shopping with my Lil Rithvik. While I was looking at their collection, Suddenly Rithvik took the plastic disposable glass and bit a piece of it and swallowed. I immediately kept my hand inside his mouth. I could feel it but he slipped out of my hands when I made an attempt to take it out and I failed to do so and then I made him upside down but all in my vain. I called my DH and asked him to come over there( thanks for the Lady who gave her phone to make a call to DH)and we called the Doctor and she advised us to fed him Banana/Rice. She said that even an X-ray could not trace the piece so there is nothing we can do unless running for a emergency if he has any abnormal behaviour.
He rejected Banana and I gave him rice he ate it and played for some time and slept as usual but no one could imagine what we have gone through that night. It was so terrible keeping our fingers crossed, we both did not had a sleep. Next morning even I could not notice it in his potty. But by God's grace, he was fine. A feeling in my Heart is bothering me every second that it was all by my mistake and my inability to take care.
We enquired in India and the doctor there said that it is okay if we didn't face any complication until 2 and half hrs but the doctors here opine that it may take 1 month to get that piece out from his body and may expect complications, which was so shocking for us. Now my mind was fully disturbed making me to react hyper even for his usual behaviour. Only a positive thought could help me now..........Oh God..........

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hurray!!!!!!!!!! I got an Award

Thanks a lot Sree for the Award. Well I know her by Orkut . First of all I love her DP that sharply reflects her thoughts. As far as I know you dear, you could win the hearts of many.


ohhh Hurray I got this award from Keerthi too, know her by orkut.Thanks for orkut for making our life sweet from friends like her. She simply rockss achha telugu lo cheppalantey thana blog chadivithy thana tho matladu thunnatlu anipisthundhi. O manchi coffee lanti Blog :)


Once again Thanks for the Award, a mere encouraging for the beginners( in blog world )like me.
Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere. Here are the rules to follow:* When you recieve the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.* Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.* Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).


I want to pass this to only few.....

Usha
Madhu
Amu
(Swathi, I want to pass this to you too but I guess you got one.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A great Independence day gift from Mr.Abhinav Bindra





Abhinav Bindra, we are very proud of you for winning India’s first individual Olympic gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His score was 700.5 points(596 in the qualifier and 104.5 in the final). Apart from this, He is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics, a PC games peripherals distributor based in Chandigarh. India is lucky to have gems like you.My dear friends, click this link to wish him at his blog
You made us to hear our National Anthem on the eve of Olympics.





[ Note:Data/pic collected from different articles]




Monday, August 11, 2008

On his Birthday....


This weekend went busy for me. On Saturday I woke up at 6am which was really hard for me(I usually wake up by 8am) curious to know why? I wanted to bake a cake for my DH s Birthday which was on Sunday.Mid night cake cutting is common, but this time I want to arrange it in a different way.As soon as i baked the cake, my kid and hubby woke up and I hid it. After lunch, I forced him to go for shopping alone and I managed to decorate it before he is back.


I gathered all the decoration items aside under our futon.In the night I prepared fruit punch.I fed my son real fast and made him to sleep a bit early by 10:30pm(yes, 10:30 pm is early for my son to go to bed) . My DH also slept with him I cleaned the place and vacated the surroundings as I wanted to have cake table only. I brought the stuff from our store room which I bought for this day nothing but candles and balloons.I made Velvette rug as a curtain for the window and sticked it with a Happy Birthday banner and made a autin shape with flowers. I pumped the balloons.I placed the candles in the room here and there, arranged the cake table with few candles and fruit punch in two glasses on it.


I got refreshed, dressed in the way he loves. Last but not least, I lit all the candles and switched the lights off . By the time I was done, clock struck 12.I wished him and asked him not to open his eyes and took him to the room he was bit confused and said Thank you,Thank you dear and.... and...Shhh..sensor cut. The look was very fantastic with the candles .


He liked the taste of the cake I baked, and just sipped the fruit punch and had few snaps and Rithvik too enjoyed the decoration.The next day on Sunday we went to temple, attended for a Birthday Party and as we are tired, we three slept for about 2 hrs after the party and in the night, we saw Olympics.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My dream country


Controversial to one of my previous posts, "Dear America, will you agree with this "I got to write this. I am expecting my fellow Indians(including me) to inculcate these to make India more brighter.

1. Being Punctual:
For the very first get together here(USA), other than hosts we were the first couple to attend, we waited for more than an hour for others to join and there on for the next parties we too followed the suit. I felt guilty when our guests got a chance to welcome us on my Son's first Birthday party :(

2.Following rules:
The Government makes/educates the people to follow the rules strictly.Here they levy fines if we are against the law.

3.Corruption:
The primary issue that should be eradicated to make my country progress ahead of others.For every matter, bribe matters.I didn't observe this here.

4.Hygiene:
Almost all the places here are clean.Usage of trash cans,proper drainage system etc keeps tidy.

5.Value of the life:
I learnt how the people care about LIFE they mean that it is precious than anything else in this part of world(US/Western world)

6.The other qualities like the way they wish the people,welcoming new styles and expressing happiness with lot of excitement makes me to raise my eyebrow.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dear America, will you agree with this????

There are so many issues that America needs to learn from us.The wastage of resources they do. If we analyse, from bath time to bed time here it goes....

They usually take shower/ bubble bath with lots of water in their tubs when we compare this act , only a bucket or two will be used by a man in India.

Dish washers consume a lot of electricity and four times more water to the manual dish washing method we follow in India.

The way they maintain the electric equipments (almost every thing) in stand by mode when not in use.The lights in the malls being switched on even when they are closed.

The usage of canned foods,ready to eat packages are not environment safe.These people are more habituated to use and throw materials in their daily house hold chores.

Washers and dryers consume a lot of water and of course they could not avoid dryers because of climatic conditions.Now a days in India also every body got used to washers.

The count of the cars they hold are more than the members of the family hence more need of fuel.They don't have a proper structure of public transport so in near future, they may suffer to maintain a car.

If there comes water scarcity,there is no solution with these guys even they were not yet with power cut:). In another set of few years India and US may look the same and no doubt in it.America is losing its specialties day by day.Being addicted to luxuries they may not be able to digest all these facts.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Movie review


You know what because of my Little rascal we could not go to a theatre and enjoy a movie so we are limited to the movies that are released in DVD s and that too only what we have in our Indian grocery stores(maa ayyanni okattey vepuku thinesthunna cinema lu,DVD lu thendi ani paapam maa aayana) This week I saw three movies they are very old but want to post my review.

We saw Swagatham movie starring Jagapathi Babu,Anushka and Bhoomika. Yes if its a film being Jagapathi babu as a hero that movie must have two heroines :) first half of the cinema just resembles Kal ho naa ho and second half as usual sentiment like the one on his account. He looked aged in this movie totally its an okay okay kind of movie good to see at home.

Other one Saawariyaa, I was very much impressed with the name but coming to the content, its nothing. I felt like watching an art movie. The total movie runs with the same back ground and a single location nah not a good start for Ranbir kapoor and Sonam kapoor and very unexpected film from Sanjay leela Bansaali very low budget with a few actors.

Another movie One two three starring Sunil shetty,Paresh raawal,Isha deol,Sameera reddy etc..Comedy entertainer that rolls around the confusion caused due to three different persons bearing the same name. Okay chaltha type movie.

This is the story of my week end......movie madness



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Try it, it really works...

I believe in Shri Shiridi Sai Baba and he s there with me at all the times.I like the Principles he taught the devotees and of course so many people had real experiences even now also. I daily try to read a chapter from the book Sai Satcharithra. Its a book that fully describes the stories that were happened in those days. This book was actually written by Hamad panth in Marathi , Telugu translation was done by Shri Pathri Narayana rao, English was done by Shri Gunaji and every chapter has a moral to learn and its good if we try to adopt those in our routine. Coming about Harathis (Aarathulu), I really love the composition of songs, wonder how they were been composed by a devotee called Shri Dasugun ji so lovely though they don't have much musical instruments then. They were written in Marathi by other devotee Shri Bhishma.

Baba temple is very near to our place here. Its like 10 mins drive . We will mostly be there on Thursdays during Sej arathi and my mind stays in peace when ever i sing that arathi.
morning Arathi is known as Kakada arathi
noon one is known as Dhoop arathi
evening one is known as Sandhya arathi and
night arathi is called as Sej arathi.
In Shiridi these harathis will be given daily in Samadhi Mandir(Booty vaada/raathi vaada) which was built by a devotee Booty.

Coming to the main idea of this post, if you have any wish that you are strongly willing to get it fulfilled, I have a suggestion. Perform the daily pooja what ever you are familiar with. Offer Sugar to the God as prasad for 21 days without fail by maintaining the same quantity store it every day ( at the end you can donate this sugar to some poor people if you are in India this is possible and if not you can use it in your kitchen) and avoid the food which you love the most until the wish gets fulfilled. This is only a procedure requesting Baba to be with us in all our trials we are doing and to shower us with a success. It doesn't mean that it will get fulfilled even if you do not try.
It is not compulsory that you have to do this to Baba you can follow the same to the God whom you believe in . But I believe in Shiridi Baba infact one of his principles is "Sab kaa maalik ek hai". I am presently in this process as I want to get a wish to be fulfilled and I'm sure that i will soon update this post with the success. Try it, it really works....
Thanks for my friend Shravanthi for sharing this wonderful picture.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Its Heart touching




I came across a blog where a father describes the day to day improvement of his Son who is fighting with Leukaemia. It was so heart touching and for the first time i read it, tears rolled out with out my notice and I felt very disturbed and depressed. One could not bear the fact that a little boy of age 3 years (I am not sure of his exact age) hospitalised, undergoing a long run treatment. Its even hard to imagine what the parents will be going through. I used to follow the blog daily and later i felt happy to know that they were back to home but after few days when I tried to open the blog it didn't allowed me to access and I came to know that he discontinued his blog for some personal reasons and the boy is presently going through intensive chemo. What all can we do unless praying the God for the well being of Lil boy and let God give the parents more courage. I am aware of this only case but who knows how many kids are under such pathetic conditions. Oh God!!! whats the wrong with those cute Lil kids why don't you lighten some mercy on them.

Friday, July 11, 2008

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Soul-Search Tag!!

I have been tagged by Sree.


The tag rules: Write about the changes that have happened in your life, at least five, because of your significant other. Then Tag five others. If they don’t have a significant other, then any one person, who has caused the change. Please don’t leave the tag alone in the wild.


Its the time to review my past .It was been 3yrs we got married. Year by year our life turns out to be new with different flavours, realising the real taste. I was tied with a bond as soon as i completed my 20th year. I think that it was a bit early as it was just end of my teenage. But I strongly believe that maturity in thoughts improves with the age may be some one may argue that young blood rocks but that teenage is just incapable for decision making. Luckily I never had to regret for being married at earlier in fact, I learnt many from my better half.

Coming to the point, I learnt how to inculcate patience even this was the principle of many successful men. Being cautious while using words and should be a good listener rather than a criticiser. Many of the situations, made me to outburst my anger but that controlling power made me to not to loose my words. If we add a bit patience to our life, we will be away from anger.
Positive attitude is like a foundation for great thoughts. Unknowingly, I don't have the positive side in my thoughts. I even don't have a mind to realise that I am thinking in a wrong way. I didn't convince on it for the first time he opined but later if i went on analysing, I found myself in a wrong way. Recently i was across through some article from Mr. Abdul Kalam where he says us to take a moment to write down all the phrases you use on a daily basis or any Toxic self-talk that you have noticed so you will begin to catch yourself as they occur and change them.
Caring yes this is the right phrase for love. He loves to care and cares with love in turn made me to realise the happiness we can give to other as a lovable care taker.

Being responsible is the major change in my life. I even don't know before how to be responsible that too with a dedication in every job we do.A person can be treated as the superior when he has this factor

I became totally dependent. I don't know whether this should be counted under minus or plus. Even for silly things i could not stop my self with out seeking an advice from him. Ranging from attire selection to serious issues I would love to approach him. I question myself how did i made these all when he was not there in my life???
Last but not least to stay healthier by listening to your body and be conscious at what it needs and what not.

Thanks for tagging me Sree where I got a chance to reveal my self and I also thank the chain of bloggers who are indirectly responsible for this .....

Sorry for breaking the rule, I just want to tag this to Keerthi and Uma








Saturday, July 5, 2008

Inflation



Inflation...India is struggling with rise in Inflation rate.inflation rate rose to 11.63 percent for the third week of June.This is the highest in the last 13 yrs hitting not only common man but also middle class families. Rise in price of oil,steel ,cement hmmm also common commodities like food .Inflation in India has been at high levels since the first week of June, it rose sharply to 11 percent from 8.75 percent.An year ago it was 4.32%.

May be the reasons for this are like political imbalance,crisis for resources,decrease of food crops as the cultivable lands are being gradually converted to make real estate business.Finally what ever may be the reasons, common man is the victim. we are just striving hard to plan our future even though we don't have much burdens but if we think about the people in India i wonder how are they managing all their family expenses. That too several families back at home are dependent on Single man income how could they be able to fulfill their needs if the goods are not at the reach of a common man.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Children Rhymes


Thanks for the YouTube as it keeps my kid entertained. I keep a play list of all his favourite rhymes and i play then when ever he wants. Really these rhymes are very helpful if i want to feed him. I also bought few Telugu Cd's from India of this kind. I am not sure what makes them to get attached or addicted to those may be the cool tunes or actions makes them to stick to those. They really enjoy these stuff and every time he gets involved in it as if he was watching them for the first. Recently one of my friends said that it is not a good idea to get them engaged with the laptop as it may affect their eye sight. I really didnot realise this until she said though i was aware of this fact. I decided to not to play them from laptop but some times i could not escape from his thoughts...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dreams...My Dreams

Dreams!!!!!!!!!May be its a fairy tale or a strange story or ...no matter what it is, you can see the world without your eyes being wide open.vanishes from your mind before you try to recollect, that's the magic of a dream.I am not sure whether it happens with me or with none.There are many times in my life, they turned out to real.
Few days back,I dreamt of throwing milk into my kitchen sink from the can.That day,When i woke up my husband revealed that he poured the milk into the sink as he observed the milk getting spoiled while preparing tea.

Last year,I had a dream about my parents having some first aid for their wounds.I called them to enquire how they were doing and we were surprised to know that they met with a minor accident a day back.My mom too got surprised when i narrated her my dream.

My Grand mother,She is no more now.I am one of her favourite grand children.I frequently see her in my dreams that too compulsorily at the time of her ceremony.There is no point in thinking that it is my psychological feeling because I am really not aware of the date of the ceremony as it was according to Telugu calendar.

Some times I shout and talk a few words in midst of my sleep. Due to this, my husband really gets disturbed in his sleep .Unfortunately,he needs a very silent environment to sleep he wakes up even for a pin drop.I knew that so many of our dreams will be related to our thoughts that we have in our mind.But some times i feel that my dreams are paranormal.Friends,just wanted to share with you and also curious to know about yours....




Saturday, June 14, 2008

I love my Papa

I don't know with what shall i start with. My Daddy ....I love him very much. He is a repository of qualities like Discipline,Honest,Dedication that adds an essence to life. He is a synonym for Patience,hard work and he s very down to Earth.

In my childhood days, my class mates used to get money from home to buy what ever things they want. one day i asked my Dad to gimme money so that i can also buy something but he said "No dear i will not give you money,tell me what ever you want I will get it for you.You can take that to school and enjoy with your friends"At that particular time, I thought like why doesn't he give money to me??? I am too young then to understand what my papa wants me to teach but when i grew,I realised that My dad made me to know the value of a rupee. Later when i was in 8th or so he used to give me money. I used to tell him the way how i spent single paisa though he s not curious to know and he used to say "No ra,no need to explain me those all, I know how you will do" but i still have the habit of writing expense list.
He is so friendly, if the world allows me to call him as a friend rather than papa i would love to...We(myself and my elder sister) are very close to him and share everything with him even about the road romeos who used to tease us in those days and whenever we(sisters) had a quarrel between us, he used to come in between and tried to solve it in a Humorous way.

Ours is a joint family. My dad and my Uncle(dad's brother) used to manage the business and they worked hard to raise it. There are so many days in my life I saw him without enough sleep because of hectic work. In short... he is workaholic. and Though he had so many worries in his life, he never made us to feel so his face soon turns to smiley looking at us. Though he is busy with all his activities,he made us to wake up early in the morning at around 4 am and taught us English grammar,vocabulary etc. Some times he helped me in solving problems in Mathematics subject.Up to my knowledge he slapped me hard only one time.I still remember that incident when i was in 3rd standard,he helped him in doing my maths home work and he asked me to solve the last problem but in turn I said "Dad, why don't you solve this also..."he got angry and slapped me hard.

He filled our lives with many gifts and with many surprises he bought us every thing what we need before hand. In those days,there was a big variation between a girl and a boy but he never had that feeling. He gave us enough freedom to enjoy our life in a healthy environment.I am proud to be his daugther. He always forgets his glasses,cell phone,keys and seeks for my Mom's help to get them back.That's a funny scene to watch for us over there. Now,being a mother, I realise that raising kids is not a simple thing, its an Art. They always asks me to give them a chance to raise my Son. Yes, I am happy to send him as I am sure that he will be raised with good qualities but i feel that discipline disappears when coming to the case of grand children instead pampering gets substituted.

Finally I thank him for giving me a treasure of happiness,none other than my life partner for me. He always wanted me to get married to a jobholder as he is aware of the lives of business' people.May Baba give him all the happiness my only wish is let him have a cool life even now.I wish to be his daughter always and always.I miss you Dad .....HAPPY FATHERS DAY.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Joy of Motherhood


In the earlier days of Our Marriage,we decided to plan kids after an year as we want to understand ourselves more as ours is an arranged one.Later it was postponed to few more months still we wanted to not to have a kid as of then But our priorities got changed and my dear hubby wants to have our kid born in USA.So we waited for a chance and finally we are in US by around 2006 mid and in no more time I conceived and it took about 3 to 4 months to announce that happy news that I was pregnant.

My pregnancy days went very well except a bit nausea and severe back ache.You will be treated like a princess yes of course you are going to give a life to other. You may feel the Baby s movements from the mid of 6Th or so it will take some time to realise their movements.Almost every time I made my hubby to run out of his work and asked him to feel them.By the mid of 8th month even one can notice bumps on your belly when they move .A mother is blessed to have that feeling.Thanks for the God for making us to feel so.
My last trimester was pretty bad.I was diagnosed with Diabetes (high levels) and then my challenging days were started. My diet plan was given and its so hard for a pregnant women to maintain with that diet.My morning break fast is just a half cup of sprouts and 6 nuts .You are not wrong in reading its only 6 nuts.As a snack i was supposed to take a slice of bread and my lunch is like one chapati,salad,curry and yogurt a cup each and again as a snack i can take half an apple and some nuts .my dinner is as same as my lunch and at bed time i used to take half cup of milk.The sad thing is I have to go for a walk for at least one hour after my every meal and break fast too and I have to check for the value .

In those days i was just scared of my physical exercise that i have to do to burn my calories and i started thinking that Oh my God do I need to walk after all for eating this single chapati and it will be digested in no more time and again i may feel hungry.
Every night i used cry with hunger and I know how many nights my hubby spent them sleepless.It was so horrible and my dear hubby did made me to follow the dietitian instructions strictly.He used to call every hour from his office to know how i was doing.We followed these all so as to not to see hike in my blood sugar values and they were so I need to take Insulin.Though I did all these,I could not escape from Insulin which i have to inject with a needle on one of my sides of tummy.I used to cry a lot that I don't want to take it, my baby will hurt but the fact is that if i don't take the insulin dose ,then really my baby gets affected and hence complications may rise for both mother and Baby.
My husband,though he s very much afraid of a needle injected the insulin dose and he gave me a lot of courage and i used to ask him Whats the wrong with me why are we having these bad times??? and at the same time i felt like i must have done something good in my past life's to get a husband like him.
For more than 20 days i took Insulin before bed time and i was vexed up with all these stuff and I just wanted to deliver my baby to get rid of all these worries........and on May 13 th night while I am having my milk at around 10:30 pm i got pains that pain is some thing different no one can explain it clearly how it isss but i will try to, i felt like a force pushing up originating from my back to tummy .I got admitted in the hospital on that night at around 2:30 am and to our surprise, my cervix got dilated to 7cm and the nurse too tested it twice to confirm. when it dilates to 10cms then your pushing phase gets started. I delivered my baby by 4:30 am .Its a miracle even for nurses and doctors there.They used to ask us whether its our 2nd Baby as it was a rare to get a baby delivered in such a less time for a first time mom.. we realised that it was an wonderful result of my walking which i did in my last trimester.Finally my pregnancy ended with a happiness .My Baby weight was 6lbs and 2 ounces which was normal and his height was 19.5 inches.
As we don't know the gender before hand I listened to the doctor saying ITS A BABY BOY but i didnot gave much weight age though i wish to have a Baby boy. I just had a thought in my mind that the Baby must be healthy that was my one and only wish.They placed my Baby on my chest and that's a wonderful feeling no one could have it before.I couldn't see my bad times any more .His Dad was very much curious to hug and kiss baby though that Lil one is familiar with his dad's kisses from the past 40 weeks. After his birth all those worries in my past became memories for me. We planned my Mom to be with us a bit ahead,that's a month before the delivery and she did a lot to me and Rithvik. Oops i forgot to mention,we named our Baby Rithvik.She returned to India when he was 5months.
Time just flies with our cute pies and from the birth to 4months we don't feel their activity much its the time to accustom ourselves with new one.When they laugh,play,make some silly sounds its very fun to watch them.Yes Its the time to say Kids are Precious and we are the blessed ones to enjoy those Golden moments.Later on they will get mobility and its time to run with them and need to monitor every second.when ever he plays with his Dad i feel like its my happy family,how we enjoyed our past without this Lil Rascal???

Now Rithvik turned one and day by day he s driving us crazy and blabbers all the day and loves to freak out busy in exploring and imitating every thing. His Dad gets bored after coming from work, if his Lil one is sleeping.


see u soon.....

Monday, March 31, 2008

POETRY 3

written basing on the theme
Beauty of truth

Prakruthi andhaalu,maanava bandhaalu devudichina varaalu
avi telusukunna varey nijamaina dheerulu
vari chentheney vuntaayi devune deevenalu
aa deevenaley karyasiddhi ki aarambhaalu
aa aarambhaalu alochanalaku dharpanaalu
adhi o chakkani parimanaaniki sopaanalu
jeevana payanapu sumadhura baatalu

POETRY 2

written basing on a theme
"Describing his/her feelings"

Godari pongula,selayeru neetilaa,
Tolakari chinukula,chitapata vaanala,
nee paina naa premaa pomgenuley......

Paadey koyila la,aade nemali laa,
varshinchey megham la,payaninchey aamani laa,
ninu chusi na madhi paravasinchenuley.....

Kerataala horulaa,gundey savvadi laa,
reppala kitakitalaa,chiru gaali jorulaa,
nee kosame ney parugutisaanu ley........

Vikasinchey padmam la,parimlinchey maliya laa
sugandhaala jallu laa,rangula harivillu laa
naa prema nirmala mainadhi ley.......