Saturday, May 31, 2008

One for the road.

There really is no such thing as a 'Lady Driver'.

Because it is impossible to be very lady-like when one is driving.

Men and their fragile road-egos.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Something i dont want to forget.

"Honesty without care is conceit"

Sunday, May 25, 2008


How people can change always astonishes me.

Earlier, you see a love struck couple walking hand in hand and you smile wistfully.

Now you see one and think....."someday, you guys are going to have a huge row over who was supposed to pay the phone bill!" smirk smirk

Earlier, you see a baby and go awwwwwwwwwww

Now you see one and think ...boy, am i glad i crossed that stage!

Earlier, the kitchen is a place you visit to find something to eat.

Now, the kitchen is a place you live in while the rest of the world visits to find something to eat.

Earlier, nothing brings you more happiness than seeing the face of the love of your life.

Now, nothing brings you more happiness than seeing your maid everyday.

Earlier, when mom visited a furnishing/crockery shop, you would quickly excuse yourself and run to the sexy footwear shop next door

Now, you get totally turned on by those very shops you avoided like the plague.

Earlier you would never use the term 'turned on' with relation to anything that wasn't male and good looking.

Now, you apparently do.

c'est la vie!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Love me for a reason.. (dont)

I love you amma.

hunh? wow! " why da "?

because your t-shirt smells so nice.


of all the nice things he could have said!

Lesson learnt : do NOT question the good things in life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Maddy was looking sad.

He had bought a cute little model of superman for arjun.

Arjun took it, apparently examined it fully, and then said, " he does not have wheels - i dont want " and went back to playing with his cars.

Maddy is still looking sad.


Sunday, May 11, 2008


How many moms tell their sweet little trusting child that a red-green chilly is actually a green chilly FRUIT and is as SWEET as a green chilly is hot? The said naive child actually bites into the red-green chilly with gusto and as the chilly burns her mouth and tears stream down her face, her mom giggles and giggles and giggles some more.

Everyone, meet my mom.

She never helped with school work. I mean NEVER. The closest she got to something like that was when she completed a piece of embroidery for my SUPW Class. My teacher saw it the next day and said it was so terrible that she would have to call my MOM and show it to her! Gosh how we laughed that day!

When it came to behaviour and the like, spare the rod and spoil the child policy ruled. The rod in this case was whatever comb or hairbrush was closest to mom. That was enough to instil the fear of god in me. So i ended up being the child that other children hated because their parents thought i was perfect. Unfortunately, i actually was.

The irony of the situation is that today she heads an educational institution where people get sacked if they so much as touch a child! But the fact that she holds such a responsible position does not stop her from cheating in ANY game that she plays. Be it scrabble or rummy, my dad, sibling and i always have to keep an eye on her. Sometimes, even that doesnt help.

She cooks amazingly when she wants to. She knows the name of every bird, plant and flower on the planet. She actually goes trekking..and she is fifty five. She has a love for dancing that we have inherited. I cant say much about talent...but love, yes. She has read more books than anyone else i know. Junjun adores her. Her students keep in touch after decades of leaving school. Actually everyone who knows her, totally loves her.

But not more than i do.

Happy Mother's Day Amma!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Its all in the game!

Three little boys playing cricket. Average age : 4.

Ball is soft, yellow and has a smiley face on it. Bats - neon green and pink.

We were ready.

Batsman stands like Bheema holding his mace. Obviously misses the ball.


Bowler bowls to the batsman and in some science defying angle, the ball bounces back and socks the bowler in the eye.

More Bawling

The bowler bowls to the batsman. The ball moves so slowly towards the batsman that the fielder decides he has had enough. He actually fields the ball BEFORE it reaches the batsman

Some more bawling

The batsman is told to LOOK at the ball. He does exactly that, eyes popping out, and doesn't even attempt to hit it. When asked why...

Even more bawling

Batsman misses the ball and reacts by throwing the bat at the bowler

The fielder joins in with a nicely aimed throw.

Spectator is torn between laughing and well...laughing some more. No way was i going to break this up!!

Be strong Chennai Kings...i dont see heirs for a really long time ;)