Showing posts from February, 2009

Clash of the Titans

I know the title is much too dramatic but yes that's what comes to mind when I think about the day 'A' (Hubs Darling) met daddy dearest. For all those people who don't know my father, here is a bit of a glimpse. He is a sweet man who believes in simplicity in life. He is very straightforward when it comes to things which concern his family. Very astute about money and has worked really hard to give us a good life. He is an extremely quiet man and has no clue how to do idle chitchat. My Mother is quite opposite in terms of talking and they suit each other perfectly. She can talk nineteen to dozen and just needs a faithful audience. 'A' and I decided to get married and we informed our respective parents. My father wanted to meet 'A' (typical filmy ishtyle) and so I called 'A' over for tea. Even though I had given him an idea of how things will proceed, 'A' was tremendously nervous since he was meeting my father for the first time. The meeti

Something for fun

I was just checking out Blog of Note and started reading the blog ' Chrysalis Dreams' and found this fun quiz to find out which Tarot Card are you? See my results You are The Star Hope, expectation, Bright promises. The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one. What Tarot Card are You? Take the Test to Find Out. Have fun with the quiz...

The age of Innocence is lost forever

This is what came to my mind when I read a news article with the headline 'Boy becomes father at the age of 13'. You can read it here. It is too shocking and I don't know what to say. Please read and decide for yourself.

'Foot in the Mouth - Gee I did it again moments'

Thankfully these incidents have become practically nil in my case but better half still has his moments in the spotlight It all started with my birthday gift last year. At that time we were living in the Lancaster university family flats. I somehow never understood the reason as to why the front door to the flat had a automatic door closer. It meant that even if you want to just step out to get the vacuum cleaner which you have stacked on the staircase landing just outside your door you needed to carry your keys since there was a fear of you getting locked out if you did not manage to hold the door with one hand and drag the machine with the other. So coming back to the incident, since my birthday was just a few days away better half (A) wanted to wrap the gift he had hidden in a box kept next to the vacuum cleaner.'A' got this brilliant idea (where all the brilliant ideas take birth) while doing his morning ablutions. Since I was away at work he thought it was perfect opportun

Me, Myself and me again

I know I know it is a bit narcissistic but I am having a writers block(I so wanted to use this word for a long time and now I get my opportunity) please bear with it.For people who don't know me here are a few things to know about me: 1. I am an Indian and currently living in the UK and missing home badly. 2. I am the youngest of 3 siblings and my sisters think I am stubborn brat but lovable..and love it when they pamper me. 3. I have always been overweight but I loathe exercise... 4. Give me a nice book and I don't need any entertainment.... 5. I love my mother's cooking especially the 'Maharastrian' delicacies she cooks. 6. I am an ardent fan of Italian food and love dry white wine. 7. People who pretend to be good friends with you and stab you in the back can rot in hell. 8. I was very blunt few years back but have managed to tone it down with a lot of hard work and dirty looks from Hubs darling. 9. I am crazy about Hindi film music and love watching English

All the dhinchak 'song and dance routine'

I was watching a clip from the 'Ellen Degeneres show' featuring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, the new celebrities from 'Slumdog Millionaire'. You can see it here. Ellen asked them about the songs and dances in all Bollywood movies and as usual everyone was like "ohhh yes Indian movies have songs and dances....and at a blink of an eye the characters in movies break out in a song". Ellen then said that they end each show with a bollywood song and the entire Cast and crew of the show break out into a Dance. That got me to thinking 'Then why complain about the songs and dances?? I have heard many people including famous Indian personalities talk about the songs and the dances as if they should not be there....ahh Bollywood movies are too long and have too many songs and dances, its so weird. Well then why has 'Bollywood' music gained so much of popularity?....its there everywhere and we love our Movies with all the weird stories and songs and dances. In