Monday, September 17, 2007

Ganpati Bappa

Ganesh Chaturthi was a hectic time for us. We had a chaturthi celebration for 1 day on the 15th at our home. This year the Pais celebrated 93rd year of chaturthi celebrations.

Our Ganpati Bappa

An interesting thing happened this year....
Radhika's friend from office, a Ganesh devotee Mrs. Radha, ALWAYS gets steamed modaks as an offering for chaturthi. My father in law kept one of the modaks on Ganpati's hand. After some time he noticed the modak had opened up and the filling too had leaked out a little.

Miracle? Or the heat from the diyas that made the modak open up? Or something else? Take your pick.

On the second day, Nagesh and I visited Kings Circle GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh. HERE are videos captured at Seva Mandal festival, Wadala Ganpati festival and even some videos from our home celebrations.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Matru Din

Yesterday was Shravan Amavasya (New Moon Day). This is the Indian equivalent of "Mother's Day".
So wishing all mothers A Very Happy Matru Din!!

In The meanwhile, this is the flavour I would be if I was an ice cream . Got it from Chocletluva's Blog.
Coincidentally, she is "Chocolate Chip Ice cream"...the one I would, they say, get along well with. Wow!
You Are Strawberry Ice Cream

A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.

You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Anu again......

No Time
Anu: When mummy will come home?
Varsha Mami: She will come real soon.
Anu: But WHEN???
VM: Soon dear...She will be home in no time.
I realised the phrase was new to her only when she gave me a worried cum sad look,
Anu: In no time means she is not going to come home???

Full Name
Whenever anyone asks her the name of her school, Anu always says "Garodia", almost never the full name unless specifically asked for. So one fine funny day
VM: Anu whats the name of your school
Anu: Garodia
VM: Tell me the full name of your school
Anu: Garodia Academy Preschool
VM: you know what preschool means??
Anu: Mmm, I don't know...(after a moment of careful thinking) Is it the Surname of the school?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Dedicated to My Preschool.....

Ramabai Paranjpe Bal Vidyamandir, Vile Parle (E)

Long ago I had written a small post about my preschool here and a classmate Aniruddha saw it. I had promised him long back I would come up with more posts..... Sorry Andy I am quite late.

Now that I see Ananya go to school, I really miss my Ramabai days...And the lovely time we had there
  1. They would teach us, apart from usual studies, to shell peas, to make imaginary "chaas" out of soap water (which would bubble up, a task I REALLY loved)
  2. For one of the annual days, I was in some play and I remember how delighted I was to know that the "princess" costume which was tailor made for me was all mine after the gathering!
  3. I remember faintly a day when we had gone to school with our parents. And there was an "exhibition" of sorts. Probably a science exhibit. Mom was showing me a pair of binoculars, a magnifying glass, and many things which awed me to no end.
  4. I was always the slowest one to eat. I would finish my tiffin the last. And teachers would always be beckoning me to eat faster. My friend Srushti would be second lo last to finish. And she would alwasy tell me "Saavkaash kha pan Pat pat kha"(She probably meant bite your food well, but eat fast. Till date I'm not sure what it means, nor if she herself knew what she was telling me.)
  5. We had a system in Ramabai; in case any kid by chance forgot to carry his lunch box, everyone would give a bit of their tiffin to him, like maybe a quarter chapati, a slice of your bread. Mom always packed my lunch in the 'Day care center bag' (where she droppedme and my brother Vineet before setting off for her work) and I would diligently take it to school. One day I forgot to do that, and I got to have a little bit of everyone's tiffin. Since the quantity in the surrogate tiffin would be small, that was probably the only day in Ramabai when I finished my tiffin before anyone else's!
Thats all I remember from my pre school days at the moment.....
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