Thursday, June 21, 2012


How can one have a film named Bumboo!!!!

Crass name.... crass comedy too am sure..

Who would go and watch this movie? Possibly teenagers who are newly acquainted with these terms and tend to laugh loudly in theatres every time the F word and or some other such trash is repeated.


I sit and watch a few serials with my mom. A says I am becoming a stereotypical nagging serial watching "grihani". Why is serial watching associated with grihanis? These serials.. some of them.. are nice enough... And as I tell A, is it so different from watching Predator 2 or Godzilla umpteen times???

In my defence, the serial that I watch is not regressive. Called Saas bina sasural, it focues on typical family issues like if a family member wins a crore, what is the kind of impact on everyone. Another topic was that of working women.. how initially family members oppose it.. the key reason being getting a maid in the house. I think that was quite relevant to today's world. I know of many families who do not allow a maid to enter the house.

The other one I watch is called Parvarish which is also nice.. it focuses on parenting. I know I know.. I am a parent myself.. so hard to believe that still!

And then its MC time.. another one on TLC , Plain Jane.. I love watching transformation, make over kind of reality shows. It is quite fun to watch. And Indian Idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Which brings me to regressive shows. I do not understand why.. whenever they show a married guy having an affair.. the entire focus is on taking revenge from the "other woman"!  In fact in one of the serials, they show that the wronged wife gets the face of the "other woman" blackened. Why not the guy I ask!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did the guy not know he is married!!!! But it is always the case of "bechara so and so.. usne apne jaal main phaas diya" and this about mature men with kids!!!!!

Take the case of SRK and PC.. apparently, as newspapers reported, they have/ had an affair.. and the newspapers were full of PC being ostracised by people in the film industry! Why not SRK I ask.. He is 40+.. did he not know that he is married!! I find these kind of things so irritating. Talk about regressive!!

Men really have it easy, dont they.


 MC aus has started .. yahoooooo.. no favourites so far.

Indian Idol has also started.. Next is KBC... A good season to sit back and watch all these reality shows!!

Time for MC repeat and giving N a quick bath! Gotta go.  :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Woo hooo..

Isnt that how an owl hoots?

The other day, an owl got stuck in our staircase. The terrace door from which it entered got shut and it could not find a way out.

Beautiful is not the word to describe it.. I dont know what word would do it justice.

It was magnificient.. a huge white /silver'ish' owl. It would sit on the window sill for a long time and fly up the minute we would open the door.

Finally someone opened the terrace door and the poor owl flew away but not before we had taken pictures. Unfortunately, its on A's camera - will post it soon.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

These are a few of my favourite things

Hello Hello!!

Time is flying past .. N turned 4 months yesterday. And I am about to finish my 6 month extended maternity leave. I can hear you thinking - there's still 2 months to go!! But if you think of 2 months in view of 6 months leave.. there's hardly any time left!!    :((

Anyway, in these 4 short months, N loves some things more than the others.. she laughs whenever shes sees them.. whether she is playing, laughing, crying,  screaming, drinking milk.. whatever.

A bright flower with a sunflower in between.. it rotates in the wind.. though she doesnt need the rotation to smile, laugh, talk to the flower. Her absolute favourite. I got this from Sapphire, a shop here in Bangalore that specialises in children's toys.. for a mere 85Rs. I am sure this will only last a few years till she starts picking up bigger, more expensive stuff. Right now she loves everything!! :)

The singing giraffe. Now this was a gift from some of my earlier colleagues. She just needs the giraffe by her side, and she keeps making some noises at the giraffe. It really is cute.. I too like it!

Dont ask me why she likes this.

Now this I can tell you why.. its self explanatory actually. Originally bought as diwali lights to be used inside the house.. we now use this as our night light.. and she smiles at it everyday starting with early morning.. and then in the night when we switch it on.

More soon!! :D