Monthly Archives: May 2012



…you think your acquaintance-friend is giving you the meaningful look because you are (accidentally) showing too much a la erin brockovich cleavage;

and she’s actually just asking you whether you are attending tonight’s farewell dinner.


a word about me..


when i think of cooking lunch, there isn’t any food on the table.

take today


  •  i thought of making lunch while eating breakfast with my friend V ,  
  • then it’s late morning and i am reading Mr. Mulliner ( but still thinking of making lunch),
  • talking to ma (but still thinking of cooking lunch) ,
  • and since i have been so busy thinking…

i guess i’ll have to serve the boys my sheepish grin today…

a letter to a bride-to-be…


Dear A!

I wanted to write lovely words of congratulations in the guestbook on your weddingwebsite,

i kept for looking for quotes to put in, some from my favourite authors or some from the www… and i STILL havent found what i am looking for…

and OH, my goodness the wedding is SO CLOSE!! ( Which i just know is going to be the dream wedding … Please extend my greetings and congratulations to the groom and his family)

So I am settling for what i want to say in my own words…and i dont think your guestbook can accomodate my blah blah ( and i can really go on …:-)

 I saw you first on the day of my engagement, and i remember marvelling at what a wise head you had (even on such terribly young schoolgirl shoulders)… ahem!
so why should I even give you any advice, when you are poised to take on marriage and life as a mrs…? \

Exactly! I won’t.

I think these three things are the valuable truths i’ve learned being married to your maama and these are cardinal virtues i’d like to share with you as keywords in a life and marriage:

viz 1. eat (and your side of the family doesnt need MY rhetoric on the eat dictum…from your grandma, mum and aunts–> i’ve learned to relish and savour food and what an enjoyable lesson this one has been:-)),
2. pray (because, as the Bible says “And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive”)
3. love (marriage opens the doors — not just that one special person to love and cherish– but to a new surprisingly vast familytree full of lovely people to open our hearts to. ( i remember one such bespectacled girl from sep 5, 2003;-)
Warmest wishes and a bridal hug to you,

your maami:-)

things on my mind


down down down with flu, bodyache and related noseblocks.

firstborn pressed my feet (on his own volition).

firstborn fetched a blanket (after my prodding)

and I say: “firstborn. I couldn’t sleep all of last night because of my stuffy nose. My head is hurting. I’m going to try to take a short nap.. “

i’m tossing

I’m turning…


evasive sleep

sleep finally comes…

i feel rested

5 minutes into shut-eye land,

and  firstborn fetches the ganjira and sits on the top of the bed and sings “jingle bells” on top of his voice and claps the ganjira to the beat.