Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Website

I have moved. And I was moved when Arun made me a new website. :) Come, say Hello:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Boneless Ice Cream

In the 14 years that we have known each other, this incident is still very fresh in my memory.

Years ago, a new restaurant opened in the neighborhood. She was among the first people to dine. Next day, this was her review:

"It was damn good. I totally recommend it..... etc, etc."

A little later she added,
" Only Baba found a bone in his ice cream."

Yes, that's S. She picks her words with much care, weighs each one, puts herself in the receiver's shoes and then speaks. Animate or Inanimate, she is just as nice. After all, everything has a heart!

S, thank you for putting up with this shoots-and-regrets me.

Happy, happy birthday and hope you have many, boneless ice creams.

Bubble wrap painting for Thaliru

For Kunjunni Mashu's poem (Thaliru)

ആശകൊണ്ടേ മൂസ തെങ്ങുമേ കേറി
മടലടര്‍ന്നു വീണു
മൂസ മലര്‍ന്നു വീണു
മൂസ കിടപ്പിലായി!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wire stuff on my teeth

Today's #FunnyStuffKidsSay post is via @Manisha Chaudhry of Pratham Books.

"My kids go to a school that has two campuses: the junior school (nursery to classes 5) in one campus and senior school (classes 6-12 ) in another.

When my son Dhruv was at junior school he said, one day, "I'll have the same uniform but I'll have to get all that wire stuff on my teeth no, Mama?"

He really believed that braces were a part of the senior school uniform!"


Funny Things Kids Say
  1. Daydico, daydico
  2. Is it chocolate season?
  3. Namnam's new jacket


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Daydico, Daydico"

I was 9 and my brother a little baby, learning to talk. Like how babies babble, he said many things. Much we figured. Some we missed.

One afternoon when we were together, he suddenly started saying "daydico, daydico" repeatedly. I pointed to various things but he just kept saying "daydico" and soon started crying.

Aah! I thought I knew what he was talking about - "The Dahlia flowers in the garden." So I picked him up and took him to the garden but the crying continued.

Upset, I came back in and turned on the radio. A little later I saw him dancing and tapping to music from the "Daydico"

This is among the many stories that Arun tells me about growing up in Coonoor in the Nilgiris. The baby is his brother Ashwin.

Funny Things Kids Say
  1. Is it chocolate season?
  2. Namnam's new jacket
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