Amma..hungry!

Its been really long long years i have chronicled anything about kids. Saanvi had lot of entries in this blog. This is a first to vihana – my 22 mths old younger kid.

As saanvi sleeps and vihana keeps roaming from hall to bedroom for about 50 times, it is about 10 pm. My idli plate was in the hall from 9 pm, when i came with kids into the bedroom. I told vihana –

‘Amma is so hungry. Why dont u sleep soooon?!!’

She gets up from her place with a mission. Chanting ‘amma hungry, amma hungry’, she barges out.  Within seconds, i see her bringing the idli plate to me and saying – ‘amma idli. Tinu’. I was pleasantly surprised.

10.15pm and vihana is still strolling around. I decide its high time i eat my dinner.i come out and so does vihana.

She sits in front of me and opens the sambar vessel. ‘Amma tinu’. And starts serving me. And then continuous to serve me. ‘Amma hungry. Idli tinu’. She keeps prompting me in between. Then proceeds to serve me chutneys and brings me water bottle.

As vinod watches with amusement, she goes to her dad with concerned face and says – ‘amma hungry.idli tinu’.

My heart is filled with joy and my eyes are filled with tears. This just shows what a fun filled roller coaster ride my future is going to be;)

Have a good day and keep rocking!!

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Web Series Review : TVF Permanent Room mates Season 2

Finally, could get couple of hours free time to finish the last two episodes of TVF Permanent Roommates Season 2. Sumeet Vyas and Nidhi Singh, the lead pair of the web series are lovable to watch. They introduce the concept of having baby without being married, and then plan the entire web series about parenting, baby and how parents can get or not get along.  The best episode of all is “The Dinner” where the concept of cheating and art of parenting is explained in the last 5 minutes.

Overall, a lot bollywood style villanism, and lot of unnecessary hungama. What makes up is the last episode. Watch it here folks.

Rating: 3/5

 

 

Book Review: Serious Men

With my latest resolution of reading only indian authors for a couple of years – i saw manu joseph appear in couple of lists. So, i picked up this one and was completely in agreement with the lists he was put in.

The story revolves around institute of theory and research, where brahmins live in the pursuit of truth, while their dalit secretaries give them coffee after spitting in it. Welcome to manu’s world. A funny, comical and scarily real depiction of real world.

His depiction of a father’s attempt to prove his family a life beyond BDD chawls, the odd affection between director and his wife, how he falls for a women half his age and how people love to see others fall, even though wrongly.

The best part of the book is – you dont get angry at anyone although what they do is ethically and morally wrong.manu takes you through their lives, heads ans hearts so effortlessly.

My favorite character from the book is obviously Arvind Acharya, who lives by word and has no regret for whatever he whispers in pope’s ear.

Some quotable quotes from the book –

1) If you stare long enough at serious people, they will begin to appear comical.

2) among those lovers were married people, some of them even married to each other.

3) the decay of a man, he told himself is first conveyed to him by his wife.

4) here sanity was never overrated, and insanity never confused with unsound mind.

5) the end of an ox is beef, and the end of lie is grief.

6) ROUND TABLES were oval even in the Institute of Theory and Research.

7) Everything that people do in this world is because they have nothing better to do.

8) The success of an old man lies in not wishing for company.

9)The dedication of passwords was the new fellowship of marriage.To each other, couples had become furtive asterisks. Nothing else has changed about marriages ofcourse.

10) the fate of every love story, he knew very well, is in the rot of togetherness or in the misery of separation.

11) A man cannot be exactly the way he wants to be and also dream of keeping his wife.

And many more i chuckled on, but never highlighted on my kindle. Get your hands on it, go for a ride!

Have a good day and keep rocking!!