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I have recently started watching a Hindi TV series called Ladies Special. I like it cause its refreshingly realistic compared to other sagas dished out these days. It is a story of four women who are travel together in a train called 'Ladies Special' in Mumbai. It revolves around their day-to-day lives and issues faced by them. One of the protagonists is 'Pooja' who is married to a guy who is evil personified. He constantly keeps a watch on her and is abusive to her physically and mentally. In spite of being educated and earning well, he is very mean and cruel and uses his physical strength to control her. I have a friend who is going through a similar situation. The worst part is she is in USA without a support system of family and friends. SHe comes from a middle class family with parents who are retired and an elder sister who is also facing problems in her marriage. Not being financially independent has added to her woes and in spite of knowing the risks, she ha

Papa kehte hain

Its said that 'Most girls want to marry a guy just like their father'. That says so much about Dads. 'Fathers Day' gives me the chance to say thanks to my father. My dad is the strong silent types. Anyone who meets him for the first time will get slightly intimidated because of his quietness. He is bad at making conversation and sometimes can sit alone for hours together lost in his thoughts. Very people know about his funny bone and the laugh which comes from the bottom of his soul when he finds something amusing I remember my childhood days, he used to teach me maths which was a dreaded subject and encouraged me to follow my dreams and passions. He gladly funded my different hobbies be it my painting classes, guitar classes or joining a book library in summer holidays. He very enthusiastically enjoyed, my initial experiments with cooking. He always appreciated the food I made, which was mostly unpalatable and sometimes undercooked(Which even I could not eat myself

The Mad AD world

Its no fun sitting in front of the idiot box after coming to UK. In India, I used to switch channels whenever any ads featured between programmes. But now I miss them so much. Here the same boring ads for debt cancellation, Injury claim and some travel companies run over and over again in the same dry tone. I find Indian ads so much more entertaining and lively. There is colour and music and a sentiment added to selling of the product. Who can forget the old ads that became so famous. Here are a few of my favourite old ads. 1) The twirling girl of Nirma Washing Powder 2) Lalitaji and the ' Dhoondhte Reh jaooge ' campaign surf campaign. 3) Jab main chota Baccha tha - Bajaj Bulbs 4) ' Buland bharat ki buland tasveer ' - Humara Bajaj 5) 'I Love u Rasna ' 6) Vicks ki goli lo Khich khich door karo 7) Lime and lemony Limca 8) Kuch khaas hai hum sabhi mein ... Kuch swad hai .... kya swad hai zindagi mein - Cadburys dairy milk

When times are tough, the tough get going!!!

I got this video clip from 'Zeeshan' who wanted to motivate me . I dedicate this clip to all my friends and people who are fighting to survive in today's times. For some its an everyday fight to just survive. I am sure most of us will remember this time in future and take it as a test of determination and patience and above all HOPE. Let not Hope be lost. As Winston Churchill said : The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Magical Parenting

I have the privilege of being an aunt to 1 niece and 2 nephews. One of them has already surpassed me in the height department ages ago and is on the brink of arming himself with a razor to mow the barely sprouted undergrowth under his nose. He is the only son of my eldest sister. The other two chipmunks are twin kids of my middle sister. Both A (Girl) & B (Boy) have just been potty trained and are on the category of ' I can express my feelings in words now' age. Though I met them when they were tiny bundles, I do get regular updates from my sister about their latest antics. After a recent update from her I got to know 'What all parents do to fool a child into eating his/her food'. Here is how it went... 'A' was refusing to eat her food so her dad 'D' said D: If you taste this new dish mom made, you can speak to 'Princess Snow white'. Skeptical though she was 'A' relented and finished her food. So my sis and Bro-In-law decided to

Its raining 'creativity'

As you all know I recently moved my blog to my own domain name. When I decided to do that I went through a really exhausting time deciding which template to use and how could I make my blog look nice and appealing. While surfing on the internet I came across really amazing and absolutely brilliant designers who are letting people use their templates for free. I would like to acknowledge their work in this post and thank them for their hard work and creativity and letting me use their stuff for free. My blog template is from ' Template Mama' and the cute Comments Blinkie and the other colourful buttons are from another Creative lady called 'April Showers' . Friends do visit these blogs and have a look at the wonderful assortment of Templates and accessories you can use to decorate your blog. Happy Hunting!!

Hobby Horse

Since childhood my parents were very particular that all of us (Me and my two elder sisters) had a wide spectrum of choices in the arts and crafts field. They let us follow our creative pursuits and explore our natural talent. As far as I can remember I have attended 'Kathak Classes' (Indian Classical dance), Singing lessons, drawing and painting, Judo and Karate, Guitar Classes. The dance classes fizzled out after the excitement of one summer. There was a hobby class near our house and mom diligently took us to all the lessons. She also bought us a pair of 'Ghungroos'(Musical anklets...I really don't know the English version). The fun part was to tie them to our legs and make as much noise we can rather than actually practicing the steps. My music lessons died a horrible death. I was in grade 6Th and my mom took us to a renowned singer who stayed close by. My good friend 'M' also joined the class with us. There were many other girls with us including one

Welcome to my new address

Dear Friends, Welcome to my new destination on the internet. I recently moved my blog to this new site www.lazypineapple.com. You already know that since you are here. Why name your blog 'Lazy Pineapple' you might ask? Its funny ,wacky and different. And life is a gamble so isn't it apt to name it after a type of poker game. I hope you will give the same love and affection to this site as you gave to 'Musings of my Mind'. Do keep popping in, to say Hello and share your ideas and comments. I look forward to meeting you here.