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Badminton and old days

Today I played Badminton, my favorite outdoor game, after so many years. It is so strange that we seldom indulge in our favorite things though we always long to!

Anyways, today I played badminton after our dinner. It felt wonderful to play. I played with my husband and my kid, Ashmit. Ashmit's one neighborhood friend also played with us. While playing, I fell for a reverie. I got to reminisce those golden old days when we all siblings (including my relatives' kids) were small and carefree and used to gather at my native in every summer vacation. We all then made pairs for badminton and then started playing on our big terrace. We all played and if some other pair's shuttle cock banged in our area, we started playing with that, ignoring ours. It used to be a lot of fun. I missed all of my brothers and sisters especially my elder brother, Rohit bhaiya, who is tall and reflexive enough to stand at one point and play shots by just sticking to his spot while we all kept running…

No Regrets Just A Happy You

Did I do anything wrong?

Sumit has joined a new company after working for five years in the previous one. I thought to gift him a tablet (gadget, not the medicine) as in to say best wishes for his new venture. I searched like a maniac and asked few people in the process. Finally after juggling with many options, I settled down for Samsung. I got a nice Samsung tablet in my budget (Okay! Not in my budget as I had to pay a little extra but the reaction with which Sumit spurted out on receiving it made it worth going extravagant) and ordered it online. He loves to read news all the time and checking on his email accounts and Facebook and so many other sites. His laptop has stopped working and I doubt it will ever be fine again. Also, he hasn't updated his handset yet, I thought to solve his predicament by giving him a nice gadget. Hence, I bought a tablet.

When he returned from his office on the first day and I gifted him the tab, he went all shocked and amused. He couldn't believe I was giving him such…

Parents are wrong too sometimes

Parents often think they are right; that what they do is always correct on the moral basis; and they teach right attitude to their children happened one thing that put me off guard. I was forced to think about what I have said to my son only to repent later.

This morning when Sumit was going to drop off Ashmit to his school bus, I told Sumit to talk Ashmit about being recalcitrant after coming back from school. He doesn't listen to me easily and creates much nuisance. Sumit said okay and then they left. Thereupon, I got busy in tiding up my kitchen.

After few minutes when Sumit returned, he told me that he had discussed what I had said to him.

Sumit, "One thing I'd like to draw your attention towards is, never ever said Ashmit that you will also not listen to him in return to his tantrums".

I was washing my hands. I asked, "Why? What happened?"

Sumit, "Because I asked Ashmit that why you doesn't listen to your mumma after coming back fro…

Plan of the decade - A half night out

It feels so wonderful that I am snuggled on my couch in this cold weather and doing one of my most favorite things : Writing. Yes! I am writing and carrying a plan of celebrating a half night out today. Half night out bole to (means) staying up till late at night but sleeping right before the sun rays knock at your door. So may be I will sleep by two or three in the morning. It has been long that I have opted for any kind of night outs but today is the day to avail and I am a curious creature about it.

So here is the plan of the decade. I will write, write and just write. May be will listen to some of my favorite songs, drink orange juice or eat one or two biscuits in the process. There are also the modicum of chances that I may fall for a ten minute shut eye but that's again, gonna be good for me. I remember the kind of night outs I used to have with my parent, sister, brother, sister-in-law and my naughty nephew. We all sit together, stay awake till 2 AM, watch horror movies an…

Interests lie in genes ;)

End of a trail and beginning of a new journey

When you read book, you just don't peek into someone other's mind but also you travel to different places. A book takes you to entirely a new or may be an old familiar place but with an entirely new vision. And seeing a place or event/s through someone other's way is an exciting procedure plus learning endorsement too.

Also, if you are fond of books and own a library on your name (like ME), I bet you'd be the appropriate person to understand the intensity of the joy when I fetched another book. It is so exciting and so curious infused feeling to pick up a new book. It feels awesome and I go through such frenzy whenever I am about to finish the last few pages of the current novel and am about to dig into a new one. I always keep more than one fresh unread books in advance in my library. This way I get the motivation to finish a book as soon as possible and get the joy of plucking a new one.

Recently I have finished "And the mountains echoed" by Khaled Hossein…

And the greater responsibility is...

Today I was caught by a moment. It struck me with bountiful of surprise followed by glee. I found the moment worth treasuring on my blog.
Our kid has participated in National Cyber Olympiad (NCO) and the paper is due tomorrow (on Thursday). He had already solved some of the initial chapters and was busy in completing unfolded ones.
Today I caught him surreptitiously looking for the answers on the back of the book provided. It startled me for a moment. Where I was living in an awe seeing him doing every chapter successfully and that too without consuming much time and hassle, now I could gather the reason behind all of it; behind most of his right answers. I was displeased of course. But I felt it was uttermost important to teach him the bigger responsibility and that amend his mistake and to not practice again in the future.
When I caught him looking at the answer page, I interrupted right off. He didn't expect me discover his own planned clever trick. When I asked, he …

Say YES to NO - Next Opportunity

Everything has its pros and cons and when a negative word can be infused with a positive meaning, it will be no more considered into that negative parenthesis. In the similar fashion, 'NO' has been counted as often maligned, often unpleasant word to listen.

If you want to buy something of your favorite and parents say 'NO', you start sulking inside. If you want to visit a place and the spouse says 'NO' upfront, you silently prefer to curse. If you have done an outstanding job at the workplace thinking it will steal the show but the manager spits 'NO' right at your face, you feel like killing your own manager. These all and many more examples that houses the painful word 'NO' lets you feel bad and you become a helpless creature minus someone at your rescue.

But you can now get a better thing; you can now visit a better place and you can now work far better if you take a single persistent word NO as Next Opportunity rather than no opportunity. By…

Can a mother-in-law turn into a mother?

Recently I have been seeing advertisements of an upcoming daily soap. Usually I don't watch TV soaps except for one but in between my favorite show, comes several advertisements and the upcoming TV serial I am talking about is the one that I see during such breaks.

So the concept of the serial is quiet simple. It is, as I have gathered after watching the advertisements for few times, trying to resuscitate an archaic and proverbial quest that "Can daughter-in-laws be daughters?". The ad comprises of different women carrying the same message that why daughter-in-laws can not be treated as daughters? Some daughter-in-laws speak about their agony while some mother-in-laws speak about if they weren't treated as daughters, why should they treat their daughter-in-laws as daughters?

The topic is sensitive and fairly elaborated to talk about. I'd be dealing it on few fronts. May be in some other post I will deal with the other equally necessary facets. It's true that…

Mystified and glorified Nandhi hills

Last three days were a pack of holidays and on the morning of very first, we decided to go to Nandhi Hills. We had already visited this place and I had blogged about it too here A meet with nature :: Nadhi Hills. But this time, some of Sumit's friends were tugged along as well.

So the morning started ridiculously early. I woke up at 3AM!!! Don't ask how much effort I had to put in to get up at such wee hour. Anyways, I had bath, we all got ready and after around one hour say by 4.15, we left from our car. I drove first for the initial 30 kilometers. I tell you a secret. Whenever I drive, Sumit's heart literally jumps into his mouth. He always worry when I drive. Not that I need to work on my driving skill but it's him who needs to control his fear and regulate his heart beats. After that, we caught up with our friends on the way who were in other car. Then Sumit decided to drive for the rest of the entire journey.We all whooshed for the beautiful hills.

When the clock…

A Thank You note on Teachers Day

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle, Philosopher 
December 5, 1962 (the birth date of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, a great teacher himself) marked the date to honor and respect the intricate contribution of those special people who not only educate but also create a better society and thus, a far better nation. Such special people are known as Teachers for us. 

If I recall my academic days, there comes a feeling of serenity that I got the golden chance to get educated with such teachers that not just taught me but also filled me in with high morals, socially accepted behavioral patterns and lots other elements that I still endure, I still possess. Their passion, gusto of teaching with unique patterns and the personalities they carried with them are still stamped subtly into my memories. Let me name a few of them so that I too can relish some of those beautiful memories …

Think India Think!

I picked up the newspaper today as a daily routine. After reading first few pages when I flipped and halted on one page, not one but two news caught my attention. Such news are not new but when they make an appearance, it brings back the wave of disgust, irritation, loathe and pity to a particular section of the society.

Now to be more precise, those couple of news were about Rape; one teenage girl has been gang-raped and one photojournalist has also got raped. I have scribbled few more posts on Rape previously on my blog but as sky has no end, these rape cases too appear alike. Today again, if I dare to strain more on this Rape issue, I feel like demanding the actions on 'Where is the benefit of those protests and arson after the horrible incident of Nirbhaya (On Dec. 16th 2012)?' 'Are they dead, like Nirbhaya herself?' 'Have our laws, policemen, political figures and all the supreme authorities have chucked their conscience out of this world?' These question…

Are you a self-alleging-scanner?

A self alleging person would be someone who culminates a natural habit of scanning him  (or her) actions, thoughts, behavioral patterns etc. on a Right or Wrong balance scale and often finds himself drawing more on the Wrong side.

Let me make myself easier to understand via a example here. Suppose you are in a formal conversation with someone and you both are conversing in a polite manner until the other person says something bad and dismisses the chit-chat. You haven't said anything annoying or irritating yet the other person behaved badly to you. Now the thing to ponder about here is, do you blame yourself for the other person's ill attitude despite you said nothing bad? Do you think you should have said your already innocuous matter in a different manner so that the other person wouldn't get annoy with you? If you are nodding your head silently at either or both of the questions above then you naturally fall under the category of Self-alleging-scanner; a person who kee…

One more day off

How strong and how often do YOU crave for one more piece of chocolate after finishing a whole pack already? I don't know about you but I surely know myself at this front. And the answer is...Badly! I'd love to have one more piece of my favorite chocolate even after finishing a whole pack.

The same way, sitting on my couch, working cozily on my tomato colored laptop, with a nip in the air and on the top of it all, having my sweet husband beside me is incredulously making me desire for one more off day. Today is Sunday and the first day of September of this year. Our weekend went good. Saturday was packed with some bank stuff and then lunch at one of the malls. We tried Starke's in Garuda mall, Magrath Road and I must admit, it was the complete waste of money. We had burger, fries and Veg. nuggets but taste couldn't woo us even for a second. Anyway, good or bad, both mealtimes happen and it was just one of those later cases.

Today, we all got up late in the morning (As …