Making Memories

It is strange how every day looks the same when you look from afar. Doing the mundane jobs that every day is filled with. What you need to do is look close. Close, because there will be so many moments of joy and gratitude that you will miss out otherwise. I am blessed with a…

The Birthday Bash

We had the birthday celebration for Gundu last Sunday. We had organized a Pooja, which was followed by cake cutting and lunch. I had a great time planning this first birthday for my darling son. I know he won’t remember any of it, but then what are photographs for? What started off with a discussion…

A Birthday Letter To My Son

Dear Chintu, I was reading an article on tinybuddha about how it is the little things that actually matter in life. All this while I knew that I wanted to write down something for your first birthday, maybe a letter, a blog post or just a journal entry, which I may show you some day…

Catch up post!

It’s been a year since I am on leave. The time to get back to work is close, I report next Monday. I feel so bad when I think of being 8+ hours away from my baby. It is so hard for moms. They have to choose between their career and being a mother. If…

ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯೋಣ?

ನಾವು ಸಹಜವಾಗಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದು ಕನ್ನಡ. ಆದರೆ ಅದನ್ನು ಬರೆಯಲು ಹೋದರೆ ಬಹಳ ಅಸಹಜ ಎಂದು ಅನ್ನಿಸುತ್ತದೆಯಲ್ಲ, ಏಕೆ? ಎಕೆಂದರೆ ನಾವು ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಅದು ಕಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಪದಗಳೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಮಾತನಾಡಲು ಶ್ರಮ ಪಡುವಾಗ, ಇನ್ನು ಬರೆಯುವುದನ್ನು ಮರೆತು ಬಿಡಿ. ನಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ ಫೋನ್ಗಳೂ ಈಗ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ನಾವು ಅದನ್ನು ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ, ಗೊತ್ತೇ? ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಟೈಪ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 😀 ಫೋನು ಸ್ಮಾರ್ಟ್ ಆಗಿ ಅನುವಾದಿಸಿ…

Me Time!

Music is food for the soul. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a leisurely hour to listen to music or enjoy it. At times I am so tired that any background music also seems like noise and irritates me. Long baths, with my favorite music playing in the background is something I used…

Travel Diaries – Mangalore

This year has started off great in terms of travel for us. In fact, since the end of last year itself. We went to Waynad with the sister’s family during the Christmas weekend, to Chennai during the Republic Day weekend and to Mangalore the last weekend. It may seem like a lot of travel to…

Travel Diaries – Chennai

We finally made this trip to Chennai last weekend. I had missed attending my best friend’s wedding because I was pregnant. He and his wife set up a new home and had been inviting us since then. After a lot of planning, we decided for the Republic day long weekend and booked the tickets well…

On my mind

I wish it was possible to peek just a little into the future, you know, just to know that things will turn out fine, unlike how I worry. I have always been someone who worries a lot. Never known to have been calm and clear-headed. Things turn out absolutely fine, many times when I have…

Gundu updates

I sit here watching my baby finally settle into sleep after more than an hour. His forehead is stinging with fever. I was wondering if I have the strength to deal with this. I get so worried. That’s when I recollected my pregnancy days and the troubles I went through till I had my baby…

Pregnancy Diary – 18.04.2017

I was thinking today and realized that I am quite enjoying being pregnant. I was rather feeling sad today that I get to be in this phase for just another 45 days or so. Sure, the sitting, turning, bending, walking, everything takes effort and is uncomfortable. But the sensation of my baby wiggling, prodding at…

Pregnancy Diary – 20.03.2017

Okay, this is not going to be easy. 😐 Well nobody ever told it’s going to be easy. Maybe it was just my over-confidence. As if the pain in the ribs wasn’t enough, I slipped in the bathroom today to further pull the same muscles and have been struggling with the pain ever since. I…