Monday, June 29, 2009

The Adventurous One..

The whole neighborhood knows our dogs and
keep an eye for them. They are friendly and never attack unless provoked, so can be left to wander about on their own for a few minutes and they always find their way back. There have been days when complete strangers have come knocking to tell us that our dogs have wandered far away and somebody should go get them, before they are dog-napped. They are the star attraction, though our immediate neighbors will have a different POV due to their(his) loud and constant barking. Every person walking by or standing in front of the gate is greeted this way.

The notorious one

Forever up to mischief, forever hungry, can eat any thing and foreve
r barking! Once he took Imp's stuffed toy into his dog house and refused to come out! Last week one day he suddenly decided to not come back home after his regular walk post lunch. We decided to wait till evening to go look for him. Our help, who whenever around, always takes them out personally after lunch was very guilty...since this happened on his watch. So he takes the other one and goes looking. And cant find him. Takes the other one too and heads out. Still no clue. Dad is not too worried, mum however is a different case altogether. And Imp asking for him all the time. Mum's sure he has either met with an accident somewhere or somebody's walked off with him. She strongly suspected our immediate sour neighbor. Our other dog is acting very weird. Standing at the gate and barking away, peeing through the opening and barking... Open the gate and he looks left and right and barks away. Every time, he barks we're checking outside and finally our man decides to come back home. Why? Its dinner time! And his punishment, poor guy had to go hungry for not coming back home on time. Nobody messes with mum when she is sooo upset.

The silent brooding one

Obedient, Quiet and unruffled... till the notorious one came into picture. Then we saw his naughty side. Both of them together are a riot. Always chewing whatever they can sink their teeth into... looking at both of them, one would think they are not fed at home, at all. One fine day he too decided to not come back home after his lunch walk. For some vague reason he decided to follow one of the teens who was walking out of a nearby bank. Accompany him till his shop, and decides to snooze under the shade there. It was a hot sunny aft, and the kid had given him a bowl of water and food too. small mercies he did not eat anything, just had water and slept. The boy along with his friends dropped him off home in the evening. The boys were totally thrilled and excited, that they had the company of our dog for one whole afternoon and that he was so well behaved!

These very group of kids keep a look out for our dogs, always checking in on them and appraising us if they have wandered far away.

Blessed.. Aren't they?

Friday, June 26, 2009

And he is gone....

Damn damn damn... feels unreal

grew up listening to his songs... they are an all time fav... and now he is gone. Just like that. A legend, one that I didn't associate death with. Listening to his songs is gonna make me cry. No body can match up to this performance at the '88 Grammys , The Way You Make Me Feel and Man in the Mirror...

The king of pop is dead.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wear your Attitude

The clothes available for girls is way too cute, just couldn't resist picking tees with these lines on them for Imp

SMALL but Dangerous.

Party Trained!

I can only please one person a day.
Today isn't your day.
Tomorrow doesn't look good either.

I don't do DRAMA.

There is one I had,

All men are Animals.
They just make better Pets!

Think I should get that one done for her, of course for when she is a little older?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A lill blog love

I've said it before and I say it again, blogging is an addiction, like that daily cup of coffee. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe blogs are the only place we can be brutally honest with ourselves. One can really see a window to a persons personality shine through their writing. The best part is finding people with the same wavelength, great way to make friends...and the process never stops, just spills over to the networking sites and chats and meets... :-)

A much delayed post... awards are a funny thing...just when you think you are done with the receiving and giving it lands on your lap yet again... errr...not that I'm complaining :P

IHM created a blogscar, Thanks for the wonderful awards lady, Suki just was just returning the love, thanks babe :-) and Monika, thanks babe.

Thanks IHM:

Thanks Suki
Thanks Monika,

And me, shamelessly copying their styles...

Passing on the I love your blog Award ....Why I love you guys so much...

Suki, she's
obviously honest, a little quirky, but for the major part, a sound head on her shoulders for her age. Reading her posts and comments never cease to amaze me. And I love her experiments with no `poo and oils...

IHM, she is special, very special. The first one to comment here, never patronizing always encouraging. Her comments always made me feel good. I thought I was a nut case simply cause of my way of thinking, till I came across her blog. Liberal, fair and she thinks so much. Most of the times after having read her posts have to ponder and then comment. And she has a mean sense of humor too. The only person who made me realize that I was sane and didn't have to be apologetic about it.

Mampi, another special lady. love her poetic style and the dash of humor thrown in. her humane stories touch a chord, and she does it without being judgmental. She makes me wish I knew Punjabi just to understand her poems, the translations just don't have that depth. And how can I forget the beautiful music I've been introduced to on her blog. But of course, Rasan, is the real talent.

Roop, tongue in cheek humor, her in depth posts and her video blogs...yes there is somebody who is crazy like me, maybe more :P And for Unchaahi.

Ritu, I just love her, how can u not? her razor sharp wit, whacky sense of humor and for saying the way it truly is. And of course the Insane Family Entertainment. What I love most is her attitude to take life as it comes head on and not buckle under it. And do it smilingly. Truly inspiring!

Apar, my souls sis :-) brutally honest, her posts always touch a chord...

Anand, finds a humorous take on anything and everything, his lounge & how to reads are evidence enough. one of those rare bloggers, who's each and every post will make you laugh. And now his blog has become the latest hang out zone, the comments are a laugh riot and the icing on the cake is the friends made there. And oh yea, he is also a great sport :-)

Sakshi, nutty with an aptly named blog, an awesome photographer, fiery with a mean sense of humor. When she actually sits down to write, she makes you sit up and take notice.

Monika, her simple carefree posts ..especially about her darling prince

Iya, her simple writing make lovely posts, a delight to read...

Solio, a versatile, compassionate , simple absolute delight to read her posts, esp the peanut tales

Priyanka and Swati can identify with their blogs as a mother and love to compare notes and catch the milestones

Usha, her writing is poetry in motion...missing her posts... come back soon!!!

Santosh, Raji, CrabbyWife.. totally biased towards these guys, just wish they'd write more.

Pass on both the Friends Awards and Lovely Blogger award to

Workhard, Anshu, Solio, Priyanka, Swati, Aruna, Jagan, Usha, IHM, Suki, Sakshi, Anand, Roop, Mampi, Priyanka, Monika, Iya, Apar, Amrutha, Ritu, Serendipity, Santosh, Raji, and Crabby Wife

Pass on the Versatile Blogger Award to - Ritu, Anand, Solio, IHM, Mampi and Roop

Will be putting up the links soon, if in the mean time, you check this post, please do consider the award.

Cheerios :-)

Monday, June 8, 2009


She is worshiped
She is treasured
She is given all the luxuries of life that can be offered


She does not have Freedom

Freedom to make her own choices
Freedom to make her own mistakes
Freedom to live her life in her own terms
Freedom to learn from her own mistakes

Give her an education
Give her a chance to make it worthwhile
Give her a chance to grow, show her the love and watch her blossom

She is no less than a son.

Say NO to Gender Inequality and Female Infanticide.

Edited to Add:

Don't miss EnGeetham's goose bumpy poem here

Cross posted on No Gender Inequality and Unchaahi

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Love Ladder - Crowd becomes Knight in Shining Armour

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stupid or a true potrait??

Sooo, If you're on FB chances are you have come across the various quizzes that all your friends take.. You click on one and you are addicted... Its stupid, funny and total and complete time are some I took just for the fun of it...

So I'm Middle of the Road Kind of Gal, when it comes to the kind of mum I am!

You're really the most ideal kind of mom to have- You're not too strict, you're not too loose. The kids know how to have fun at a playdate, and you're not ripping out your hair worrying all of the time about airborn germs and fingerprints. You keep your kids clean and well maintained yet they have fun getting dirty too. You keep your house picked up, but you don't have a home air purifier system and sanitizing wipes stashed in every nook and cranny. Your kids play well with others because they have manners but they're also relaxed enough to make friends. Good for you!

And the theme song of my life is "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield, never mind that I have yet to hear this song :P

You Are Rain

You are dark and dramatic. You tend to be a bit over the top.

You have strong emotions and they can change quickly. You are tempestuous.

You are wild and unpredictable. You tend to
overwhelm and surprise people.

While you are aggressive, you are also a homebody. You don't really care for physical activities.

You Are a Crossword Puzzle

You are well read, and you have a good head for remembering facts.

You are a wordsmith. You have a way with words, and you're very literate.

You are a mysterious person who enjoys dropping little clues every now and then.