Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The one thing that i will never stop buying is Rings. I started collecting them since when I was around 7th or 8th grade. Now i might be having aroung 70 or 80 probably. I never keep a count of it. The best part of buying gold rings is that you can wear them every day. It is a kind of investment. On top of it it makes amazing souveniers.
I wanted to show all my collections but they are all sleeping peacefully in the safe! so may be i will post the picture when i get a chance to go to my bank.
I am just posting a couple of pictures of the rings that im currently wearing.
Tanishq diamond ring, is one of the most popular diamond jewelry brands in India and is known for its innovative designs. This one is simply 3 diamonds built in 18k Gold. Came with a certificate of Authenticity. Each diamond is approximately 50,000 INR.
These are regular gold rings .
Sunday, June 17, 2012
And people compare her with Lara Dutta who delivered at the same time. I dont know why people fail to realise that each and everone's pregnancy is unique. She has gone through a hard time getting pregnant & during pregnancy.Which means there is something more like getting just pregnant. It involves a lot of Harmonal changes, physical and emotional imbalances. So, please refrain from getting judgmental.
Monday, June 4, 2012
*Select a picture
*Then select 'Add/Edit the Photo' option from the toolbar on the left
*It basically gives you the option to write something over the picture
*Now comes the main part - Press & Hold Alt key and enter the number '0169' and let go of the Alt Key. Picasa will add Copyright symbol to that picture.
Thats it. Have fun copyrighting your pictures.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hence this post. I got these new nikes from sports authority. They r basically training shoes, which can be used for walking too. They carried only quite a few colors. I chose grey with flsc.green. I was skeptical at first about the color but it blends with almost any of my excercise outfit. Above all the comfortbeded sole is like walking on a cushion. So its a winner!
Price $75, with a 20% coupon(Available online in their own website). It came to about $60 plus tax = $64.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I finally found a nail salon and got them done today. Aaww ....cant explain how happy i felt in yrs. Here's the pic.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Im not a brand addict. Yet I love to have branded ones . NOT TO SHOW OFF BUT I REALLY LOVE THE QUALITY FOR THE PRICE IM PAYING.It gives an immense pleasure that we have gotten something thats worth the lifetime.FOR LIFETIME!!! if anything happens to it, you send it back and they fix it! How nice isnt?!!.. genuis! perfect! And no dont you dare to flash a question about knock offs to me. Im totally against stealing brand names. So i dont like fake things.
Anyways i have a cocktail of mixed range of handbags. Coach is one of my favourite brand. Coach reigns in my closet and even though I have a bevy of unique and pretty bags, I end up carrying one of my Coach bags 99% of the time.
Well im sure a lot of people out there are Coach lovers. When you go out for shopping or elsewhere, you can see atleast 5 to 6 people carrying Coach. Why? Because its the most popular affordable low end designer bags . People like to own brand names and please their wallets at the same time. So this is the widely used choice.Personally, I don't find Coach bags overpriced. In fact some, don't even consider it a brand now a days to be honest. Anyone can own them. And thats what i have mentioned earlier in this paragraph.
My next target is : Louis Vuitton Bag/Wallet & Burberry bag/wallet.Thats when i get back to work. Not for now.Anyways I love my bags. This is just my Coach collection. Others are pretty old ones and some are not branded. I cudnt take pictures of all becoz of time issue.
I cant wait to do another post about the popular "what's in my purse" . I like comments/following my blog , so pls feel free to do so. thanks for your time.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
You actually planned to have a big birthday bash with dozens of friends, decorations, and entertainment.
But all of a sudden, I didnt want to add stress by having a massive birthday party.
Fortunately, the first birthday is the only chance in your kids’ lives when they have no expectations of what a typical birthday should be like. Your twins’ first birthday is therefore your only chance to take it easy. So I took it easy!
Monday, February 27, 2012
To all of you, I give my million thanks . I loved having you visit, hearing your kind words, and sharing your experiences.
Image courtesy : pincakebox.com
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sivaji Ganesan's Old tamil movie Karnan has been digitally enhanced and is to be released with DTs sound technology tomorrow in theaters. It is sure to make a hit among the latest crowd once again.
Although i watched the movie a million times during my childhood, I never got bored. I seriously cant wait to see it.I have mentioned this as my top most favourite movie of all the times in my previous post Classic cinema corner - Tamil. But im not sure it would be released here in US. Lets wait and see.
Image courtesy : www.chennai365.com
Saturday, February 18, 2012
This made me so depressed and thus i ended up cheering myself. Hence this thought which i wanted to share with you all.
Life is filled with tons of simplest pleasures that we miss to recognise . Dear friends and readers, we happen to meet rough times , and tend to get stuck . But the trick is get self-motivatedly cheering ourselves.
In my case i was obsessed with baby sitting and doing the household chores. Eventually i tend to loose my mind , which lead to stress. So I was casually stalking around the internet and read some people talking about having more kids and yet having simple pleasures. Thankyou web-friends, for reminding me what life is all about! Their experiences reminded me of my simple pleasures to bring back my mood!
Here are they are:
Snuggling with my kiddos in the bed.
The moment i saw a wonderful handmade card by my Son for the mothers day!
The minute i saw my son's valentine card , that he had mentioned "My valentine is my Mom"
The first time my twins said Momma
Hearing someone say I love your hair/eyes/smile :))
Being told I did a great job on something
Reading emails from readers of my blog.
The smell of my house after the maids leave
The smile on my son’s face when I pick him up at school
Hearing my twin girls saying bye-bye to their big- brother when he leaves to school in the morning.
My twins huge (mostly) toothless grin when they see me
Unexpected “Mommy, I love you”s from my Son.
When my Husband says "this is the best dish i have ever had" with my cooking. and/or
"Not even my Mom(supposed to be every guy's best cook) could make such a tasty dish!
(Actually the later would be the biggest credit to my cooking.
So basically what i wanted to convey is that, please try and find beauty and pleasure in simple things that you would experience every day, that would relax your mind.
Try it out folks, just ease yourselves from day to day anxiety and tesnions. Make yourselves physically and mentally healthy!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Went like a RollerCoaster ride! :)) Or shud i say it was like watching a suspense thriller?! both would be apt.
Started skeptical(w.r.t my pregnancy)
Grounds of Optimism
End of Extremity Era
Travel to India
Back to US
Busy Busy Busy - No Nanny :(((
Needless to explain each topic! This was my year 2011's happenings. Meet you all in another wonderful year 2012.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Especially for this festival, drawing little krishna's feet is such a heart touching thing to me. Past few years had been even more interesting, becoz of my son Aran. WHen i finish drawing Krishna's feet, He will stand on the main Kolam where krishna's both feet is drawn and put his hand on his wait and would stare at me.... To me he looked exactly like Lord krishna has come to our house in his form. After all every child will appear like the God almighty, to their Parent.And im no different
Have a wonderful day.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Should it not be taken the other way round "Blessed twice"?!
Then i gave birth, brought them home.We named them Lalitha & Radha. Our first son was totally excited being the big brother.At this point I had this thought that all of these people had no idea what they were talking about. All those people who appropriately spaced out their children so they were able to enjoy each of them individually.
Its been 5 months now. Been having various emotions that i cant even explain.Although no complaints from this twinmama, I am totally blessed! However, I am in a state to face the roughest part of my life. I am sleep deprived beyond imagination. I am overwhelmed beyond imagination. I am hormonal beyond imagination. I am confused...well, beyond imagination.
The work involved with caring for twin infants is well beyond double the work. Yes, there are double the diapers, bottles and clothing, but it is more than that. No one speaks about the "third" side known as "inconvenience, logistical nightmare and do-overs". Let me explain...
I was carrying out a simple daily routine that I usually do with the help of a nanny who worked for us for about 2 months.My Nanny's timings are 8 to 5 pm. And my husband comes back at around 8.30 pm. During this lapse of time i have to manage 3 kids. Twins plus my older son. Twins cry at the same time(mostly). I had to feed them one by one and then Aran, getting bored of watching cartoons and doing the same old homeworks from his preschool. Somehow i finish the feeding, and then Lalitha poops, by the time i finish up cleaning her, Radha cries out loder and louder.... and my son Aran, cries that he is getting bored. With these loud cries I try and finish up cleaning Radha. And still had to manage Aran. The minute my husband enters home i will feel so relived that someone is there to help me out. I am really tired and exhausted.
And to my bad luck my mothers stamping got rejected as she had to come twice in the same year within few weeks gap. So me & my husband decided that We'll go to India and stay @ my mom's place for about 6 months and bring up these kids. So here i am now in india. Been a month now. And i already miss my husband and so does he. I hope i could get through this stage with strength and courage and with blessings of god.
If i shud thank one person and owe my lifetime that would be my adorable Mom. Without her i wouldnt be able to get over my most difficult twin pregnancy and had 2 beautiful twin angels in our hands. Now that they are 5 month old, growing up. Just cant wait to see them grow bigger.
Im still figuring out how to plan my time better. Another thing i realised is that this is the hardest work and its okay to ask for help.
It's is more than double the work.Im sure each new stage presents new challenges, but it is amazing how other twin parents (and other multiple parents) are able to overcome each hurdle. I also learned that "this shall pass too" and that after years pass by I will definitely miss these hardest yet most wonderful moment thats worth every second!!!
With tears of joy.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Hello friends, I haven't posted in several months due to the premature arrival of my twin daughters, beginning of this year. For all of you who were praying for us, thank you! We are home after a long struggle and are doing well.It has been quite a long break for me from this blog. However, I am back and would be posting articles here forth though not frequently as before. So stay tuned.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Been thinking about this topic - 'Photography for Indian Pregnant Women' long since. Ok, so this post will be more useful for those of you Indian preggo ladies, who resides outside India, and just have digital camera, ans still wanna preserve ur consolidated maternity memories, but do not have enough ideas to capture your thoughts.I Came up with some consolidation of ideas by browsing and viewing lots of albums, I hope you will be a starter inspiration for you all just like me.
There are several ways you can consolidate your maternity memories
- Mixture of both
- A good digital camera (Though a DSLR will be ideal)
- An account with the digital photo developing sites like Snapfish/ Kodakgallery/Shutterfly/Clark etc etc
- And a perfect mood! Have a natural smile in all ur pictures.Or atleast donot be a frowny.
- You take pictures showing each month or by trimester.
- When you take pictures month by month , it is better to stand in the same place , prefferable against a plain wall , posing sideways, with some plain ( no patterns), and dark colored dress, throughout the pregnancy.That way u can see ur belly's growth.
- When you have no time for all these, then u might wanna take random pictures but remember to note the trimester. May be u can show up ur fingers as to what month you were , in that picture at that time.
- When taking random pictures:
Costume: You can either choose our traditional indian outfits like Saree or Salwar or even a mix like brightblue jean with white kurta or the wester outfits.
Costume Color: Denim blue Jeans and Whites for all skin type.
Dark red/Bright yellow/Dark Green for fair skin.
Mustard color/white/ neutral shades for dark skin.
Make-up : Minimal. Just enhance your eyes with clear mascara, and lip gloss. Ofcourse with neatly tweazed eyebrows. Let your hair loose.
Place: Indoor Photographs with bright good light - will be my second choice.
Costume : Same. Denimblue and whites will be perfect for any occasion.
Color : Same
Make-up: Same as above.
- Outdoor : Just a casual pose while walking in the breeze.
- Outdoor: Or by sitting or lying down over a green lawn , you seeing the blue sky....
- Outdoor : Just holding hands with your husband (either front or back pose), using self timer.
- Indoor: Lying in a couch with legs crossed and with some pros like reading books -picture to be take from behind your head, so that your face is not visible , only your tummy is visible.
- Indoor: Sitting in a yoga mat with some yoga postures.
- Indoor: If you already have a kid(s), then you can hold their hands or legs, and pose sideways.
- Indoor/Outdoor: If you already have a kid(s), then you can take the usual pose, by making them hug around ur belly and pose sideways.
- Indoor/Outdoor: Holding flowers close to belly and posing sideways. This should be a closeup shot of ur belly with ur hands holding flowers
- Indoor/Outdoor:A very common pose - again a close up shot of ur belly with your hands making a heart symbol.
- Indoor/Outdoor: To have an indian touch you can pu mehandi in ur hands and wear beautiful gorgeous bangles.
- Indoor/Outdoor: Or you can take pictures when u hang out with ur friends or relatives.
Add up ur professional baby shower pictures to this collection and make a photobook! I personally love photobooks rather than storing the induvidual prints. Im sure many of you will think , it would have been better if i demonstrated with some pictorial examples. I will definitely comeup with my own compilation examples asap. Till then have fun taking & preserving photographs.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I am back to blogging after a long break! Off late lotsa people have asked me why I stopped blogging. Well... what can i say.Things have been keeping me occupied enough in addition to a whole lot of other things happening in life.... and now I am back! :)
But one thing i would say is, i had been trying my level best to post many articles in my blog , despite many odds and as it is needless to mention that i never give a post without my signature photos respective to that post, I took plenty of pictures during so many wonderful occassions.But i cudnt publish any of them. Anyways, now that im back, will keep posting though not very frequently, but as much as i can.
see you all soon guys.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Though singara chennai is my native place, i never had a chance to explore even half of it because of my conservative family. Like travelling in pallavan bus, shopping at T.nagar Ranaganathan street!, The beautifully cut strips of unriped mangoes that is sold in streets of tnagar or marina beach, peanut sundal!,etc etc :)
A sample picturesque beauty of the chennai life that i tried to capture during this trip:
Lady selling fruits :
Tnagar Usman Road busy street:
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I was so surprised to see this picture when a friend of mine sent it to me. This is a snake found in a temple at Karnataka.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This is the first time im visiting this Thiruverkadu temple; although i have been meaning to visit this since very long time (say about 6 yrs).This is very close to Koyembed (Where i stay with my parents).The temple has a busy street filled with shops selling garlands,statues and picture of god & goddess, some devotional things that people believe in like a miniature craddle to tie it on the sacred tree meant for devotees who aspire for child, and the sacred threads to tie it on the sacred tree again thinking that it will fulfill their wishes. You can see such a cute petty shop in the picture below.
The whole street filled with beautifull petty shops that sells similar items.
Amman is seen as her body being submerged in the earth, and is covered with silver Kavach(kavasam in tamil) which adds more beauty to the goddess.Godess parvati as Eswari just above the head of karumari is seated with four hands. kungumam,viboothi,theertham along with lemon is given as prasadam for the devotees.
Adjacent to the temple a huge anthill is present were people worship amman in from of naaga valli(snake form) . But i didnt happen to see that .
This is my favourite temple i have been visiting this temple for the past 10 yrs. Its a great temple and one of the most powerful too. Like others, this temple has a great legend too, you can learn it by googling.
Picture of my parents and my little one standing in the praharam.
Mangadu Amman has showered her graceful blessing on me in many ways for which i owe her so much.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
One of my favourite is the latest TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam) Live Channel which telecasts some of the sevas at the temple live on the channel. The channel also features devotional programmes, bhajans and religious discourses. For people who cannot visit the temple due to various reasons, this channel is really a gift .
One cannot deny the fact that the divine aura attracts millions and millions of devotees across the globe towards Lord Balaji who is the main deity of this Temple. TTd is accredited for being the second richest temple (first being the vattican church) in the world. The devotional activities for the Lord is awe inspiring. The daily Thirumanjanam or Abishegam done to the Lord and his consorts is a feast to our eyes. All the ornaments set and the vessels used for the Lord are made of Gold.
You can see it from the pictures below. Tried to take a snapshot of the live Tv.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The sounds of birds chirping, along with our man made noises like the car reverse horns, are all the wake-up call for me, every morning. After which i can hear the devotional songs being played in the television by my mom. Ahh, such a simple yet great things which i really adore and i feel its the perfect thing to start my day!
First thing i do right after i get off from the bed is to set right my hair and brush my teeth.Well I know thats what every body does, but what i meant was, I never ever had a bed coffee , ever in my life. I hate it.
Im a morning tea person.(I dont like coffee.) One of the niciest thing in the world for me is the masala chai made by my mom. But today my mom made masala milk as i had some cold/caugh.
This is our flat - Arihant Majestic Tower Chennai, and lives upto its name!
This is the play area in front of our building where i usually take my L.O(little one) in the evenings. But i havent yet started taking him outside this time, as we havent yet recovered fully from illness.
I have briefly explained my typical day in chennai at our house. will post more detailed pics in days to come...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Food industry people claim that the wax is safe to eat and not harmful for our health.But doctors say that wax coating may cause some health problems as nausea, stomach upset and food poisoning. And if consumed it on a regular basis, it will lead to ulcers and gastric problems.
It might be so confusing to the ignorant people as to whom we should follow. If we think a little bit more about it , our commonsense will definitely ask us to follow the doctor's opinion because they are better persons with the health perspective.
Doesnt mean that you cant really comsume any wax coated fruit or vegetable at all. Or you do not want to really peel off the skin as it contains many good health attributes. It is just the fact. There is always a solution to any problem. Hence with this, you should always rinse your fruits/vegetables with soap and water or with vinegar or with hot or warm water real good, or use vegetable/fruit scrubber, before you eat them.