Sunday, September 27, 2009

Navrathri Golu

"Vasu,Lets keep Golu at home for navrathiri..Lets start a tradition", said an excited husband. I told him it will involve loads and loads of back-end work. Just keeping a Golu (Dolls) is not enough. He said, i will help. And he has indeed been a big help. We have not had this many guests in ages. I met loads of people important to our family, made variety of sundal and spent an enormous amount of time in the Kitchen. Tiring, but fun nonetheless

Navarathri - Golu

Though small and compact, i think our golu is a very cute one. Here is a picture. (I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Carnatic music Trinities sitting and looking so cute :D)

Friday, September 4, 2009

The 'S' Factor

Sridharan, Vasumathi:Thanks for the youtube link. I am still in love with tunbam nErgayiL
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: me too. 'Sanjay Splendid Smooth Subrahmanyan '
Sridharan, Vasumathi : :)
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: adding an additional 'S'
Sridharan, Vasumathi: Sanjay Splendid Smooth Super Subrahmanyan
your turn now
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: I can't beat you in a word game
let me think
Sridharan, Vasumathi::) no you can . my vocab sucks
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: Sanjay Splendid Super Smooth Sensational Subrahmanyan
Sridharan, Vasumathi:Sanjay Splendid Super Smooth Sensational Sweet Subrahmanyan
pls dont add Sugar now
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: lol
sugar syrup
thats a good combo
Sridharan, Vasumathi:yes

Shamasundar, Bharathan R: "Sanjay Splendid Super Smooth Sensationally Sweet Sugar Syrup Subrahmanyan "
that is final
Sridharan, Vasumathi:
Shamasundar, Bharathan R:
no more tweaks
Sridharan, Vasumathi:
i cant beat that
we can send this convo to him via mail
Shamasundar, Bharathan R:
Sridharan, Vasumathi: he is an active blogger. so we can get his mail id
Shamasundar, Bharathan R: can you do it?
Sridharan, Vasumathi: :O :O
ayyo ayyo. i was joking
Shamasundar, Bharathan R:
I was serious
you could post this to your blog
if you pls
Sridharan, Vasumathi: really !!!
ok.. thats a thought..

And..thats how this post was born :) :) :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Journey..and the faces

Traveling by the local BMTC blue buses is one experience.But, traveling by the Elite AC Volvo buses is another altogether. The bustle for a seat, tension to get into the right bus,remembering bus timings, extracting change from the conductor,are all still a part of the game.

I have been traveling by the volvo for the past couple of months. I notice a deafening silence. The chill of the AC and also the chill of glances that people cautiously dart at one another. Trying to notice the office badge to figure which company you work with.Then pull out the ear phones of iPod/Walkman phones from the laptop bag,and enjoy the music with a poker face without even tapping the fingers to the beat.The bus and its surround completely ignored.Some sleep. Some read books. Some read newspapers. Some just sit and stare....into space or into the faces that sit facing them.

But what startled me was, people don't give up their seats even to pregnant women and old ladies. It is impossible to stand in a Volvo and travel.It is equivalent to standing in a helicopter.

I just wish, the elite snobbish crowd, will become slightly more...warm and humane. It is Ok, to smile at people sitting next to you. Really.*sigh*

I never thought i'd say this, but.. i miss my lively fun office cab days, teasing one another, chattering about movies,music and food.