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…. the colours of life with my kids


From my first blog

Siri tidbits # 3…’Net’ in pomegranate

She’s learning new words…2 letter/3 letter words in school…

Siri’s question to me: Is there net in pomegranate?

Me,assuming she’s asking about the seed : No ..its the seed..

Siri: …but then..why is it called pomegra’net’?…it should have ‘net’.


New web address!

On Mothers’ day, i had this great urge to write all that i felt, but couldn’t login here…so off i went and created a new blog 🙂

In Anticipation…

   End of March…and not a single entry. Well..the same excuse..loads of work n assignments to be taken care of, in addition to running back home to my baby…she’s no longer a baby (sigh). Today we got her marks states ‘Promoted to UKG’. The year..her first year at school that had begun with so much anxiety has already finished. And she expects that I take leave and enjoy the vacation with her..fair enough…but I see no chance of that happening. I’m thinking of ways to keep her occupied and happy through this vacation.
   This summer is going be a time for transition…with lotz of changes, in fact a complete overhaul of everything. Its full of expectations as well as anxiety. I’m hoping that everything will turn out well and we’ll be able to cope nicely with the change. In the mean time I’m contmplating starting a new series..’Blessings’. hope that too will come up as planned. Time now to run home.. 
   I’m glad i kept my promise to post at least one entry per month.

Siri tidbits #2…’4’head


One cold evening, I was applying Vicks to her chest. She told me to apply it to her ‘forehead’ and felt proud to use the right word; my dad had taught her the word.

However, she continued…1, 2, 3, 4….4head.

Siri tidbits #1…’H’ horse…


On her 4th birthday, Siri got a gift; a red chair, from my sis. The back rest had a display of variety of marine life, among them a Seahorse. She was delighted and took every opportunity to show this to anyone and everyone.

One day though, her inquisitiveness got the better of her; she asked me – how come it is a ‘C’ horse?.. it should be ‘H’ horse, not ‘C’ horse.

Creativity reborn!


Children are a blessing…they give you a new lease on life…your life..

every few months, there’s some project coming up in my daughter’s school


First there was the flower day, next the chart/collage for Diwali, then the sports day..and  now…the ‘show and tell’ exhibition. I have been busy with these and have loved being a part of all this. my long lost creativity… of the drawing and crafts type…has seen a revival. its great to see her enthusiasm and the excitement on her face makes my day…makes all the effort worthwhile..


Check out some of the models at the show..



Siri’s water park …a simple one but it was the only oneof its kind …none other had this theme.


Fruit and vegetable vendors!


A children’s park..and my toddler waiting to lay his hands on the models…


Festivals of India – This theme was unique too! And the kid presented it very well!!


Another park..


Pre nursery kids …


A Zoo and a forest area…


Ms Intellectual! Down memory lane…

Its 2009 – a decade has passed since winning the Ms Intellectual award. My mind is flooded with memories…
Competition Success Review ‘CSR’ is a magazine that I grew up reading…with a vision to be a winner one day…to be an IAS officer.
Though it was my first attempt at writing or even participating in an essay competiton, I was sure of winning the first prize. What I had not anticipated though, was the flood of letters that followed..
It was overwhelming…people from across the country writing to me…to appreciate…to share thoughts and experiences..and some, to find strength in knowing that there are real people who succeed inspite of their limitations.
Then there was the long ‘Rajdhani’ travel to the capital city ;’long’ since i had not travelled that far earlier,…to participate in the grand finale at the Ashoka in New Delhi. This was a great experience for me, coming from a very humble background. It was the first time that I would be participating in such an event…I was very excited …but I did not ‘prepare’ for it…
At the finale, I was one of the contestants who had maximum chance of winning the Ms Super Brain trophy; the quiz master said so. But I didnt win .I got the 4th place. No regrets for that..In fact, no hard regrets for anything ever..I believe in the larger scheme of things… in the BIG picture…
That was my first and last win…till date. I went into a sort of hibernation, riding the roller coaster ride called time, nor inclination towards tapping my potential. But…this very potent ability has held me in good stead, helping me to resurface… to rejuvenate and hope for a better tomorrow.
After 10 long years, I found the courage and calling, to produce a paper…And…after much dilly dallying I’m starting off on my blog…
Never anticipated that this would be my first entry…I had a different plan for that…but nevertheless…
And today is special, we came to know of a book ‘Advances in inequalities for series’ that has my sister’s name, O Karthiyayini, on the cover. She is one of the author/contributor, it probably features one of her research papers.
Feeling great…elated…great way to go sis …hope to see more from you…

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