Showing posts from January, 2010


I bought Two States by Chetan Bhagat..and yesterdsay I started reading it..its so engrossing that I couldnt keep it down, had to finish it at one go..after a long time there is this book which I read till late at night.
His way of writing is so natrurla, and I read somewhere that he has made fun of south Indians..nothing like that,,infact north indians come out more as a shallow people. After rreading the book I loved Ananya the most..and then her parents, couldnt admire a single person of Krish family, even Krish doesnt come out so haloed as I would love to see a girl like that...she is a sooper:)..can you believe it that she has certain traits which I dislike but still I love her...cant get her out of my mind..she is a lovely person.

There are certain things everyone can identify with...

Boy's mother having a chip on her shoulder..about being groom's mother,

A girl bringing more dowry considered better:).(education and compatibility be damned)

Groom settled in US ge…


Lately I have read on many girls blog many things which I feel that they are confused about, instead of writing long answers there I would like to write all about taht on my blog WHAT i THINK........

Someone wrote..its a choice whether we want to live with our inlaws or not, nothing wrong or right with that or no crime in not loving your parents(inlaws of course)

I say..there are many fields in life where we have no choice, parents are nor chosen and if one is very particular then before marrying check inlaws also and only if you find them to your liking marry, otherwise dont..Second suppose the parents also exercised this option of choice and didnt do anything for their children where would they the boys who are well established and educated.attract the girls, but will they be there in the same position if their parents didnt work hard for them....and will the same girls like them then? .are they there without any contribution from their parents?

Yes if inlaws are bad,…

What is your current obsession?

Here comes a tag..I am tagged by Chanz of life thru my eyes.....

1. What is your current obsession?
To be right.

2. What are you wearing today?
salwaar kameej

3. What’s for dinner?
aloo matar tamatar. gobhi and parantha and raita..our staple diet:)

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
vegetables and fruits.

5. What are you listening to right now?
few songs my daughter uploaded on a USB which I use on my digital frame( presently its the only music system I have)

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Chandni is a very sweet young girl who is very apprehensive about the life after marriage.

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?

should be somewhere in a cool climate, near nature, near my loved ones.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
cotton salwar kameez.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
will go and see my mom.

10. Which language do you want to learn?…


Been away from this place two long for me:) actually i had my hubby's sister and her husband with us. Both are senior citizens and in the same boat as us( their son also settled in US) i was busy with cooking, talking and as usual my maid was absent. But we met after a long time, so enjoyed picking up the threads about all our distant relations and everything going in the family, as we are living quite in a distant place here...and sometimes I think I live in my own virtual world quite out of the sync with reality, talking with her I realised that still there are.....

Inlaws who dont allow their DILs to wear salwarkameez even, leave aside western wear......( I never ever set any protocol about dress to my DIl, its totally her choice what she wants to wear),

MILs.. who dont help at all their DILs in any housework when they visit......

Still a girl's parents are looked down upo…


I went to a party Mom, I remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, So I drank soda instead. I really felt proud inside, Mom, The way you said I would.I didn't drink and drive, Mom, Even though the others said I should. I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right. Now the party is finally ending, Mom,

As everyone is driving out of sight. As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece. Because of the way you raised me, So responsible and sweet. I started to drive away, Mom,

But as I pulled out into the road, The other car didn't see me, Mom,And hit me like a load.. As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,

I hear the policeman say, "The other guy is drunk," Mom,

And now I'm the one who will pay. I'm lying here dying, Mom....

I wish you'd get here soon. How could this happen to me, Mom?

My life just burst like a balloon. There is blood all around me, Mom,And most of it is mine. I hear the medic say, Mom,


This Sunday i went to a hand loom exhibition going on in a govt college in front of Taj Connemara.I always feel that handlooms are a special craft of India, and we must do everything to save them, so whenever i get a chance I go and buy. and it is not that we are compromising, their products are good, with natural dyes and provide employment to rural population.So in one stroke we are benefit ting many. Through my blog I urge you to think about this. Whenever any upmarket boutique opens and advertise saying that they are environment friendly etc, people flock to them buying those exorbitant pieces, but here we get everything at such a reasonable price, but since it is without any pomp and show we dont realise their value. Their cottons are so soothing to the skin, rates are so friendly to the pocket.

I bought dining table cover only for 120/...and same for nighties, towels, table mats, there were Banarasikota saris , very good for summer..very comfortable and beautiful ones from 1600…