• Baby,  Life

    Happy 1st Birthday!

    My Sweetest baby Ria, Happy FIRST birthday to you! It only feels like yesterday that your dad and I held you in our arms for the first time. A memory still so distinct, beautiful and fresh in our minds You are our strength, our pride, our love, our life You are our wish that came true.. Wish you the world of happiness and best of health all your life my darling! Happy birthday to V and I to have reached the big one as parents. It is easily the year we have learnt the most. Not from work, not from books, not a formal education, not from role models. We…

  • Baby,  Because I Dont Want to Forget,  My Diary

    An afternoon well spent

    My sweet little one is catching on a cold. It is the second one in the past one month. So all she wants to do is snuggle up and sleep on me. As bad as I feel for her, I quietly enjoyed the smell of her fresh baby skin, the sweat in her hair, the rhythm of her tiny breaths, those tiny arms and legs wrapped around me.. ah bliss! I just sat there for hours. The chores could wait, the work can wait. For those few hours I just enjoyed snuggling up with my little one and just be present in the moment. When Jinku was born, she seemed…

  • Baby

    MJ is 9 Months New

    Here are some snippets from the past 1 month: MJ is a cruiser! Both Land and Air.. and let me explain what I mean. She crawls all around the house and is my constant shadow/companion throughout the day. She gets on to her all force but when it is time to move forward, she drags her body forward.. she is still trying to figure her way out with the classic crawl position. Given the carpeted floor, I was told that it is difficult on babies to move as conveniently as on hard wood or mosaic but she moves in a jiffy! Infact, she can even crawl faster than me. Especially…

  • Baby,  My Diary

    6 Months New!

    It is impossible to believe that my little one is already 6 months new! Yes Newness.. Everyday is a new day with new little tricks, new acrobats, new sounds, new displays of the rapid development, new tantrums, you name it. 6 months ago, I wished there was a handbook for babies and now I can read her like a book! I know her every move, her every look, her every cry (yes the fake ones too ­čśë and her every likes and dislikes. She beams with happiness! Not does she keep the happiness quotient of everyone around her at home high, she also influences passers by on the street ­čśÇ…

  • Life,  My Diary

    Its a Girl !!!!!!!

    Our bundle of joy came into our arms on Jan 27th, making the day the most important day of V’s and my life so far. The birth of our little girl has been the single most gratifying experience of my life until now. Although I have known my little one for a good 9 months, ┬áthe kicks and the somersaults I have felt inside me, it was fascinating to put a face to the little person I have known and carried within me. The feeling is just beyond what I can express in words. To put it straight, the birth of our daughter has reinforced my purpose in life. Labor…

  • Photoblog

    It’s Snowing in Austin!

    Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favorite things.. From the Sound of Music People who know me know that I am a big fan of snow! I can sit for hours and watch snow, the gentle flakes that keep falling on the ground and how it hardens into ice and how it all melts away with the first bright rays of the sun. Its all so fascinating! Last year, I desperately wanted to visit a place that snows in the US and for various reasons, we couldn’t.…

  • Because I Dont Want to Forget,  Travel

    All about Monterrey, Mexico

    The latest stint of my consulting career was Mexico, and I normally travel to Industry-heavy, not-so-popular destinations. Influenced by movies and books, I had a very┬ádistinct picture of Mexico – Big mustached men wearing cowboy hats, sipping tequila lazily under big broad trees on a country side. Alright, I am being a little┬ádramatic but honestly, I didnt expect Monterrey to be such an advanced place! Monterrey, being the northernmost metropolitan city in Mexico, the 3rd largest city, nation’s 2nd largest industrial center and the closest to the US border, it resembles any mid sized city in the US! The striking characteristic of Monterrey are its friendly people. People go to…

  • Because I Dont Want to Forget

    BIDWTF

    Because I don’t want to forget is going to be a series of stories and travelogue from my travels in the past. Just as V and I celebrated 5 years of togetherness recently, it took us back in time and we revisited the pictures from the past. That is when realization dawned on me that there have been so many travels, so many stories and moments captured in each travel that have not been shared. Although the stories from each travel are fresh in my mind till now, I definitely dont want to forget those moments. Thus started the idea of BIDWTF, and coming up next is my travel to…

  • Art Work

    The Art of Quilling

    Not too long ago, I was inspired by a piece of art made by my friend Rashmi, and thus was introduced to the world of quilling. The paper art really intrigued me and I decided to give it a try. In a nutshell, quilling is all about rolling strips of paper, moulding them into creative shapes and gluing them together to create a unique piece of art. Here is my first quilling project, and here are the steps to achieve it. Materials you need – – A quilling needle or a forked needle – strips of paper of required width (3mm, 5mm, 8mm) etc depending on what your art requires.…

  • My Diary

    The Drama of Thanksgiving Shopping

    It was my 2nd thanksgiving in the US and was the first time to have taken part in the thanksgiving doorbusters drama. And needless to say, the first time experiences stay with you forever. I was super thrilled to be able to witness the whole mad doorbusters rush that I had heard stories about from friends and relatives in the US. Whether I was able to shop anything or not, I was determined to be a part of the gig. And V was a sweetheart in helping me have a good, safe experience. V has gone through the whole thanksgiving mayhem earlier, so he was a great mentor and helped…