Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ganesh Interview - Part II

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. Scary goose (the skeleton frame), Chimpanzee

Q. What brings you most happiness?
A.  Scary goose

Q.  What are you scared of?
A.  I am not scare of anything

Q.  What is the funniest word?
A.  Sussu, Potty, Bum

Q.  What is the hardest thing to do?
A.  Cut plastic

Q. Easiest thing?
A.  Playing

Q.  What makes you mad?
A.  Veer, Saxophone

Q.   What would you do when you have a lot of money?
A.   Buy matchboxes, But an i-phone with temple run and angry birds

Friday, June 21, 2013

Interview part one - Ganesh

This is inspired from Amber from Crappy pictures

Ganesh Interview:

What do you think I dream of?
You go up up up in the sky
Then go down down and down
Me: Where down?
Him: Just down
Then go left and then right
Me: where in the sky or in the down?
Him: left and right means the sides. Left side means left hand side and right side means right hand side (with respective hand actions)

What do you think which dress I like?

What do you think I do after you sleep?
You go for a walk, watch TV and sit on the computer. (He nailed this one :))

What do you think I do with my friends?
You play.
What do I play with them?
Hide and seek.

Introducing Mahesh

It is way too late, but introducing the younger one of our household - Mahesh. As tiny as he was at birth with 2.8 kgs, we knew that he will soon catch up with not just the weight, but the milestones as well, on time. He would wake up and tilt his mouth on left and right sides and his milky was readily available. In case of a few seconds delay, he would wait patiently, tilting his mouth on both the sides anyway. Thank you my sweetness for that.

I knew right from the moment he was introduced to me by the doctors, "Its a boy", displaying his little penis first and then only the face, that we will laugh a lot together. There was hardly anything in him to see, a tiny little blob that he was.

Ganesh peeped him from the side and said, amma, he is your child, and was worried about me, if my pain has subsided and if I need any massage to be soothed. We all settled together in no time. Mahesh patiently went through his ears piercing, even went for an outstation leisure trip and Annaprashana.

He does all the stunts like Ganesh and started sitting at seven months . He knocks at the neighbor's door as well. :)
My child, hope the fun and laughter never ends here and you grow up well and healthy. Not so soon though.
Its so true when they say, they are "blessed" with a child. We truly are.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Just a quote

I like being a mother, but hate being pregnant.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Request

My father has been working on getting a permanent CBSE affiliation of Sri Sankara School in Kalady, Ernakulam Distt., Kerala for almost four years. The school was setup to provide quality education at minimal fees from the underprivileged students. The permanent affiliation is renewed once in three years, based on the audits conducted by CBSE on its specified standards.

During the initial settling years, he worked on standardising on qualification and quality and further on the salaries of the teachers. Gradually he moved onto standardising the infrastructure in terms of CBSE specifications (Classrooms, Auditorium, furniture, Labs, Staff etc.). After multiple audits, the affilliation was granted. As the school is run by the Mutt, there are very tight budgetary constraints. The school requires funds for books in the library, sports equipments and playground equipments for the primary school.

Request you all to donate generously for this cause. My father will get an Sec 80G exemption certificate as well. When the money is transferred, kindly mark the details to my father at The account details are:

Sri Sankara Educational Trust
Union Bank of India, Kalady Branch
SB A/C No. 338602010018242
IFSC Code: UBIN0533866

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Ganesh's interest in percussions is still going strong. So while he is at it, Shiv thinks that he should be going to some class where he will be allowed to just sit and watch, may be for half an hour for a couple of times in a month. While enquiring for him at Purandara Bhavan, I got to know about other instruments and vocal classes. Because of their stringent age criteria of seven, I considered joining Hindustani classical for myself. When I communicated this to Shiv, he said, "I wish you join the Mridangam classes and teach him."
Me: I thought I will sing and he will play mridangam. ;)
Shiv: What? May be I should join the mridangam class and start teaching him.
Me: PLEASE. I don't think its a nice idea. People coming up with age criteria for starting, there must be some sense in it.
Shiv: Hmm
Me: Why don't you join voilin class and we can all perform together. JUST IMAGINE (with the dream-come-true-sparkle-in-the-eyes tone)
Shiv (Embarrased with the thought itself): Leave me alone for sometime.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Art of conversations

As Ganesh is growing up, it is a pleasure talking to the little person that he is. The clarity in his priorities and interests makes very interesting conversations with him.

He has a lot of interest in percussion instruments and enjoys watching different videos of concerts on the internet.  Even in live performances, he focuses more on percussionists. I asked him what he likes most. Mridangam, Chendai, Drums, Tabla or Ghatam.
Ganesh: "Thavil dhaan aettom pidikkum" (I like Thavil the most)
Me: :)

5:30 am. Milk time. He generally gets milk at room temparature and continues to sleep after that. One day, he had mild cough and had bouts of cough in the middle of the night too. That morning, I informed him that he will get warm milk. Fellow doesnt like the idea and tries to negotiate. In the process, he loses his sleep and further negotiates not wanting to have the warm milk. After being left with no choice,  he had to have it and immediately after that, he has a bout of cough.
Ganesh: "Paaru amma. Chood-a tinnuttum koraikkardu" (See amma. Even after eating it warm, I am coughing and repeats this statement for a couple of more times)
I had no other choice than to hold him tightly and kiss him on his forehead.

During one of the morning walks, he observes a person going on motorcycle and asks, "Shivakumar-te bike illaya?" (Why doesn't Shivakumar have a bike?). I replied," He had one, but somebody stole it."
He gets angry and throws expletives,"We should hit and fix him. We should hand him over to the police. We should leave him with the ducks."
(We take time to see what the ducks do at Manipal Hospital garden area during every visit there. So whenever he throws tantrums, I say, "I will leave you with the ducks and you eat what they eat.")
As much as I laughed at it, I thought to myself, if I am using right words with him when it is difficult to deal with him :(.