Wednesday, March 24, 2010

unwinding :)

Finally I got a day off..
So I am taking the day at my own pace..

A lazy lazy cup of tea.. reading stupid celebrity stuff in the newspaper.. I guess i have stated somewhere that i love the way sunlight filters in my living room.. i am totally nuts about natural lighting at home.. it really makes me happy.

Anyways, so i decided to try my hands on something i hadnt made in a long long time - Bhari bhindi.. and they turned out to be okay..

Monday, March 22, 2010

Had a terrific weekend. As a result of which by the end of the weekend, i.e. sunday night I was incredibly happy and incredibly tired.. could barely keep my eyes open.

Anyways, the tiredness did not wear off in my sleep and I arrived at work looking like a penguin lost in Amazon. (not in literal sense though. In reality, I look more like a sleep deprived human being. Which I am)

totally unrelated topic follows
When I was about three or four, I used to have two pony tails. And I drew pictures of people with no stomach.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spaghetti and my brain

Many many years ago ( yeah I am very old.. right. haha ) i read a pretty sad story.. among other
sad things it taught me that human brain looks like spaghetti.

well, mine behaves like spaghetti.

Spaghetti can not remember facts and figures.

neither can my brain


Monday, March 15, 2010

the weekend

Tushar says my posts are very small.. in his words - wo shuru karne se pehle hi khatam ho jaate hain

So here it is.. (sonce a picture is worth a thousand words :D)

That is choclate cookies, chicken nuggets, fried fish and chicken curry


Friday, March 12, 2010

The importance of being alert

Madhu coming back home from office..
Reaching the building before her cook does.. yayy...
Enters the lift, presses the button while trying to shake off a nasty irritating song out of her head..
The lift doors open.. a super cute kid standing on the way.. smiling.. madhu comes out of the lift, smiling wildly and asks the kid's parents(who by the way are standing there..): Are you guys new here?
Awesome bewildered looks and a quick reply - "No. We arent. "
Madhu shrugs back and walks to her flat.. Wait now, the door looks different. Did somebody vandalize her apartment!! A frenzied look here and there.. Where's the dried flower pot?? Did it get stolen too???
And then it shines upon her brain.. Its the wrong floor.. And, the kid and his parents are still staring!!!!

Major embarrassment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Balancing factor

Ksh - "Honey.. Your clothes are always all over the place. But I really like the chocolate cake that you make. So, you are okay "

And that is how my (bare existent) culinary skills make up for my super messiness.

I am okay with that too :)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

home.. alone

I understand what "mixed feelings" mean when I think about home..
Home was where we came home from school/college and no matter what happened during the day/month/year, all the worries flew away.. Mom-papa took care of everything.. we were safe.. from everything..
then we grew up.. left home. parents moved away.. and there is this house we once knew as home. the place where I can find my way in pitch darkness, where my hands and feet have memories of their own..
the patio where i sat on winter afternoons and rote learned multiplication tables(I must have paid more attention to the gajar ka halwa because i still get the multiplication tables wrong :P), my study room where i graduated to calculus and loved it..
the backyard which was full of loose earth where we played in mud in smeltering afternoons and made mud toys
the balcony from where we threw our paper planes
where I learnt to ride a bicyle, drive a motored two wheeler and eventually a car..
where i outgrew pinafores and frocks and umbrella ponytails

that.. was home..

Friday, March 05, 2010


Horrible horrible mad day at work..
I had a hundred things to do.. all at once. Became disoriented.. terrible feeling

and then..

I found myself humming the "hamara bajaj" tune.. and I felt everything was going to turn out well.. and they did.

its great what happy childhood memories can achieve


Tuesday, March 02, 2010


You know what I dont like - Parking.

And the thing that I really dont like - Parking in back gear !


Monday, March 01, 2010

the break, away from the mundane

giant firs

the sounds they make - they make you look around
like waves in a green ocean

the onset of spring
swathing everything in its brilliant orange - yellow tint

long lazy treks
to find a stone of your own
lots and lots (and lots) of food
happy silly laughs
happy people


only hours away.. from everyday
the mundane