Ganesha Chaturthi… a trip down memory lane

Ganesh Chaturthi ... the festival always brings back fond memories of childhood. We used to enjoy the festivities, especially the evening aarti in the pandal close to our home in Belgaum. The community celebration is what made it so exciting perhaps! The desire to be right at the front in the pandal, aarti recital by... Continue Reading →

An idyllic haven… #ThursdayTreeLove

4 months and counting... This year, we'd planned to have a programme during the first quarter or at least during the kid's summer vacations. We all got more regular with the classes, practised better and we were generally gearing up towards the big day. And boom! The lockdown meant us having to miss our dance... Continue Reading →

J is for Jamun :)

Jamun, the fruit has been one of the favorites during our childhood in Belgaum. We knew it as Jambul then, and we would wait eagerly for the cart vendors to arrive with the ripened jambul. These were usually garnished with a bit of salt in order to enhance the taste. And, the fact that it coloured the... Continue Reading →

I scream.. You scream…

We all scream for Ice cream!! 🙂 yayy!! Summer's here with soaring temperatures and so are ice creams and fruit juices to cool us down. Ice cream is much loved by everyone in our family. I'm famously known for gobbling up my share and borrowing from sis always during our childhood days 😀 Dad especially encourages... Continue Reading →

J is for Jasmine..

.. the flower!! I'm sure Ammu would have instantly assumed I'm talking about Jasmine, the Disney princess 🙂 Aaah jasmine... the flowers bring back many many fond memories.. Summer vacations in Madurai The evenings when we would eagerly wait for the flower vendor Granma teaching me the art of tying the flowers using fibre of... Continue Reading →

Memories…

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” Haruki Murakami Dearest Avva, Last year, around this time, we visited you in Madurai. We were glad that we were able to make the trip. But then, we were totally saddened by what we saw. You were not what you used to be.... Continue Reading →

Standing tall..

Since centuries.. The Madurai Meenakshi temple is part of most of our Summer vacations during childhood! The huge complex with its various tunnel like spaces were baffling and intriguing at the same time... I loved looking at all the paintings on the walls, rangolis on the floor as well as the ones on the ceilings,... Continue Reading →

Memories..

few precious memories are all that are left now.. to hold and cherish.. Its 12 years to the day you left us. We have grown through the pain and the tears, missing you, needing you... Through the daily  joys and struggles , the pain seems to have gone... to have been numbed... but still it... Continue Reading →

Rain!

Incessant pitter patter, memories... Of raincoat-gumboots clad school kids Sweet nostalgia... It has rained throughout the night and has continued for most part of the morning. This happens rarely, at least from the time I've been here, so for me its definitely not a characteristic of Bangalore. The continuous rains brought back fond memories of... Continue Reading →

Wet!! wet through n through :)

      For this week's theme 'Wet' at Thursday Challenge! The pics were taken by the person who was our companion cum guide in Ghatikallu. He is a photography enthusiast, esp nature photography is his forte I believe. He was kind enough to capture some very beautiful shots for us 🙂 So while we were... Continue Reading →

Cute buddies!!

  For this weeks theme 'Pets' at Thursday Challenge. The theme brought back so many lovely memories... of Guddu n Rocky 🙂 Guddu was our first pet ever. As kids we were pertified of dogs! He came to us, in 1999 or was it 2000, under quite unusual circumstances. Made us feel that he was... Continue Reading →

Will they? Won’t they?

Children doing their share of the chores is something I have always believed in. It is something I can vouch for.. coz it has helped to make me disciplined and self sufficient in the long run. Reading Starrys post brought back a lot of memories... of how we sisters pitched in with the house work. I... Continue Reading →

A cherished book !!

A Little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The abridged version of this book was given to me as an award for Morals when I was in the 8th std which was almost 22 years ago!! Even to this day, I'm not very sure as to why they chose me for this prize. Was it based... Continue Reading →

The other story…

For sometime now, I've been getting friend requests on FB from my schoolmates. It is nice to catch up and see where they are ... But my true quest was for 2 of my dearest friends; they didnt seem to be there on FB or on Orkut 😦 One had settled in Belgaum itself and... Continue Reading →

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