Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Difference between Mom & Mom-in-law

Husband: Mom called me and said she is coming tomorrow. Her train will reach by 4 AM.

Wife: What!!! She came just 4 months back only, right?. Why is she coming now again..?. Tomorrow is sunday. I thought of getting up late but your mom had to come on a sunday itself and that too morning 4'O Clock. Where will she get an auto at that time?. I will not make any warm breakfast...she will have to do with biscuits and bread. The kids will also not go to play as she spoils them by getting chocolates, toffees and pastries for them. How many days is she going to stay..????

Husband: Not my mom, your mom is coming!!!!

Wife: Wow!!...Really!!..Great mom is coming. It's been more than 2 months I have seen her. Listen na.. I have the number of the auto driver...please call him and tell him to reach the station on time tomorrow morning. It's good tomorrow is sunday, i will get up early and make breakfast of upma and idli. She will get cakes and  cookies for the kids and they will play and enjoy with their grandmother. Hope she stays for a fortnight.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


A 24 min slideshow of pictures of Buddha's life. The pictures are splendid paintings accompanied by subtitles. Audio is captivating; chanting of Om Mani Pad Me Hum with flute, drums, and a stringed instrument.

Do watch & listen. Helps calm down.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Little ones of Amargol

Saturday I had been to Amargol to see the ancient Chalukyan Banashankari temple. While driving through the narrow lanes of the village I happened to pass by Hanuman temple and went in. A pleasant surprise: the village's Baalvadi is in the temple :)

girl in white distributing prasaad
little girl getting her palm scribbled

little one holding yellow bag crying to go home