• Life,  My Diary,  Sports

    The First Family Biking Experience

    Way back in 2008 I had gone on a vacation to Germany with friends and one of the places we visited was the black forest area. Black Forest is like the opening scene from the ‘Sound of Music’ where you will see lush green mountains rolling one after the other. It was a Sunday afternoon and we were sitting on the grass, just soaking it all in when I saw a family of 5 – A dad, mom, one boy and 2 little girls rolling down one of the hills on their bikes! It was one of the prettiest sights I had ever noticed. The pretty wooden picnic baskets, the 2 little pink bikes, the large hat the mom was wearing, the nice…

  • Baby,  Life,  My Diary

    Back to Work

    Yes, Thats right. After 16 most beautiful months of being together with the little one 24 by 7, I have now returned to the corporate world. And it is easily the toughest decisions I have made in my life.. As I drag myself to work each day, I have this unsettling thought of where did those magical months go? How did time fly by so fast? Why am I not as excited as I used to be about working in a multicultural corporate? Probably because I leave my heart behind at home where it is racing up and down the stairs, playing tirelessly with the toys, uttering words I cannot make any sense of and keeping the happiness quotient at home…

  • Baby,  Life,  My Diary

    No No No No No

    Up until 2 weeks ago, The little One (TLO) didnt know how to say No. She only knew YES and the forward headshake. (which we loved) Even the No’s were Yes in her language. The little one picked up her first ‘No’ phrase from her grandmom. She would pluk out my mom’s spectacles at the slightest of chance she got. To which my mom would respond with ‘No No No No No’. And TLO dutifully picked it up. When she was still trying to master the ‘No’ phrase, she would go to my mom and tease my mom or crawl towards restricted areas to which my mom would run behind…

  • 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,  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 😉 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 😀…