Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I saw a mail van today. By habit, I crossed my fingers, made a wish and looked around frantically for a black car. Yes, I am like that.

When I see one raven, I am convinced and deep down I know I am going to have a terrible day ahead and cross my fingers, and get relieved only when I see another one with it.

Each time I make a promise, I pinch my throat. And If I know for sure, I am going to break that promise, I cross my fingers ;)

I make a wish each time I see a "first star" in the evening.

Each morning, I have to look at my mom's face the first thing in the morning. If i happened to see anyone else (sorry dad and Roo), I'd pretend that I did not see them, and find my mom and pretend I saw her, the first thing in the morning. Now that my mom does not live with me, I don’t live with my mom, I just pretend that I am seeing her. She brings me good luck.

If two people say the same thing at the same time, I think something good is going to happen.

If I happen to glance at the time and if it reads 10:10 or 08:08 or 11.11 I think something good is going to happen.

Yes, I am nuts. And I like me like that.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Warli Attempt

First ever attempt at warli painting, with un-warli like colours and strokes :P

I messed the sun totally. It kind of got smudged since the Red was still a little wet..And I love the flower that the boy is giving to the girl. I also like my hut...How cute to live in this happy setup no?

Tell me you liked it please :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010


My friends call me an incurable romantic. I don’t know if that is true, but love has to be the one emotion I like to look around for. Sounds weird eh? I actually look around for love and moments of love. A mother holding her tiny baby and cooing to her softly. A guy carrying his baby daughter on his shoulders. A brother holding his sister's hand and crossing the road. A guy holding his girl gently by the waist. A seemingly young newly wed girl looking up at her new husband with shiny eyes. A guy holding the phone and talking to his girl with a faraway look on his face.

These for some reason make me smile and warm my heart. The emotion of love brings such varied flavors. Happiness, sadness, anger et at that have a flavor too. But just one. Dont you think?

I used to build walls around myself and purposely make it hard for people to break that wall down. I always used to hold back and never let people know that I love them. I used to do that knowing fully well that people around me who love me, hate that. But I think I am slowly changing. For the good. And that makes me a happier person now.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Does it happen to you?

Do you just sit and stare at nothing ?

Do you feel all alone, depite that there are 10 people around? Chattering and laughing? Making noise and yet you manage to tune them all out?

Do you suddenly become aware that the radio station is playing "your" song and softly hum along savouring the lyrics?

Do you stare at the phone 10 times in five minutes willing it to ring?

Does it hurt when the phone rings and it is not your ringtone that is playing?

Do your eyes light up when someone suddenly mentions his name?

Do you begin to hate time because it suddenly drags on and on?

Do you look at the calander 4 times a day hoping the day is over soon to bring you home sooner?

Does it just hurt all over?

Does it happen to you?

Navrathri Special!

Its fabulous fun to unpack the dolls from the attic and somehow create odd numbered steps.

The golu looks pretty much the same since last year.

Below are a few sundal recipies that you could use:

Paccha Payaru (Green Gram), Payatham Paruppu (Moong dal), Kadala Paruppu (Bengal Gram), Green Peas, White Channa Dal , Groundnut, Kaaramani (English?), Mocchakottai (Kidney beans), black channa dal. [Contact the mother-in-law for further details / help :-) ]

1.Soak any of the ingredients above for 2 hours.
2.Boil for a while. Drain the water.
3.And seasoning (mustard, curry leaves, green chilli) and the boiled dal/gram and saute with salt to taste.
4. Sprinkle Grated coconut and serve.

Also, if you are looking at a few simple gift ideas, you could buy a few Acrylic paints, a couple of brushes. Buy small clay diyas and paint them. It is not all that expensive, it is personalised and looks grand as well.

Here is a sample of the diyas I painted.

A Closer look at my favourite

And another view...

Wish you all a very happy navrathri! 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New hobby...

There is night...

...and then there is morning

I am good or what!