The survivor

The money plant (Creepers or bel) is such a fantastic plant to plant in the house. It is extremely flexible and grows in whichever situation possible. It is a no fuss plant. U water it once a day and it is good. In case u forget to water it for 2 days in a row… it will still survive. What I love best about this plant is the shiny green colour of the leaves. I wash the leaves about once a week and I love it when the 3’o clock sun reaches it. It looks lovely. I think I have a pic in my gardening folder in picasa. I planted one at the main entrance of the door and have used a thread and tied it to the top of the door. I can’t wait for it to grow. 🙂

Put it in the sun or put it indoor’s…it still survives

Put it in water or put it in soil … it still survives

It is truly a very noble plant. For those who have been asking me about gardening but crib that they don’t have the time to take extra care, get a money plant… it is a no demand and no complaints sort of a plant. One could learn from it and be liked by all. : )

Art – Part 1

I have found some time to do some art work. Let me know your interpretation of the them.

Harishchandrachi Factory

I saw Harishchandrachi Factory. I just have to write about it. The movie is beautifully made. Simple is not a simple enough word to describe it. It is something like natural… the characters seem so good. Their acting seems effortless. There are very few movies that have this touch of simplicity. Last movie I saw which I thought was beautifully simple was Swami – Manoj bajpai and juhi chawla. I am trying to rack my brains for any other such movie; anyway, I would love to know if there are any more movies like this.

There are so many moments in the movie that u want to grab hold of the actor and hug them. 🙂 Do watch it. It is going to bring a smile to ur face to say the least.

http://www.harishchandrachifactory.utvnet.com/

A fine Comedian

There is a certain someone in your life who can always make you laugh. No matter how low u might be feeling. I remember I was in 12th or sometime after that. I would watch the show – Kids say the darndest things – It was aired in the afternoon, my mom would be sleeping at that time. At times, I would laugh so hard that she would get up with a startle and ask me if everything is all right? : ) i am talking about Bill Cosby

I decided to read a few quotes by him today, I realised that it is very addictive. Spent almost an hour, and just couldn’t stop. His quotes reflect wisdom. I have come to realise that the source of laughter or the joke is pain. The ability to laugh at the situation is the best way to deal with it. He had 5 children. Even with him and his wife’s education in child psychology, they seem to have faced slightly tough times like we all do. He didn’t just crib about it, he went out and shared it with the famous blank expression of his and we related and laughed and somehow got out of the pain. Kudos to him.

Here are some quotes by him. The best part is that he has something for everyone.

“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.”

“Gray hair is God’s graffiti”

“In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck — and, of course, courage.”

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

Clean your house

Have u cleaned your house lately? Not because u had to… or because u really should because of the mess or as a compulsion. Do u really enjoy the process? do u like ur house after u r done with it?

Here is what I did a few days back. My maid had not come. I was too bored to get up early too. Mom told me to sweep and then katka maro (I don’t know how to say it in eng) the house.

On getting up, I realised I was home alone. I looked around, and felt like cleaning. In my house, my mom gives me more sweets than my sister on diwali because I love cleaning and decorating. : ) I genuinely like doing it.

Anyway, I got my gear in place, covered my hair and nose and got myself a broom. I didn’t start with the floor. I started with the walls, and didn’t just stop there, I even cleaned under the tables… chair seat… dusted the sofa and mattress and behind the shoe stand…computer table…everywhere…even between the space of bed and wall. I swept it all away. Then I got my katka out and strong phenyl. I love the smell. I added a few drops of dettol for the extra push. I cleaned the floors and window sill. Tried to go in every corner where my maid doesn’t normally go.

When I was done, I took out the air freshner and sprayed it on the curtains and sofa cover. It really smelt, felt clean. I went for a long hot shower and when I stepped out, I felt great to come out to a clean, neat and fresh smelling house.

I felt clean.

🙂

I felt happy and just… nice

Clean your house today. Clean it because u have read what I experienced and want to do it. Atleast try it for my sake. Trust me, u will enjoy this.

Don’t do it when people are around, try doing it when no one is around. Put in some music if u like. Let me know of your experiences.

Atithi Devo Bhavah

I think India is the only place that follows Atithi devo bhava. I know my mom follows it to the hilt. U may be the post man, the raddi wala, neighbour, neigbhour’s guest, my friend, relative or the CEO of any company. It doesn’t matter. You are welcome by my mom.

I guess India follows the same. Anyone is welcome from Dalai Lama to Taslima. As long as they don’t destroy anything in India or in my house for that matter, I don’t see why anyone would have any problem. Everyone has a story to share. It is amazing to listen to some and gain something from their experiences. Life would be so difficult if one had to make all the mistakes himself.

How did this idea of posting come? Well, because I am dying to see the movie – Atithi – tum kab jaaoge…and trying to hint.

😛

Switch words.

I have recently learnt about Switchwords. My friend recently fell off a bicycle and she explained how she treated herself by saying “Together divine love”. She said it so fast that I didn’t understand anything.

Panditji… err .. i mean She explained how I had to just say “Together divine switchword” and put the law of attraction to work. I looked it up online and here is what I found. If you understand the law of attraction, this concept is easier to understand. Switchwords create a bridge between what we need and desire, and the Inner Being that can help us achieve our goals.

To know more, please visit the following sites.

http://www.newmoonenergetics.com/switch-words.html

To get a complete list of them, pls visit

http://www.powerfulintentions.org/group/switchwords

Help adopting a bichon Frise

Searching for a dog is not as easy as I thought. I have posted ads, spoken to a few friends who have dogs but have reached no where so far. The problem is that I want to adopt one as mom and dad wld throw me out if I even think of buying. I broached the topic as gently as possible yesterday with my dad. His reply was clear. No buying, only adopting.

He replied – khareedna hi hai toh bakri khareedte hai

: (

Help in finding my bichon pls.

Taj Mahal

All of u know what Taj mahal is…

  • It is a mausoleum in Agra
  • It was built by Shah jahan for his beloved Mumtaz
  • It is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture
  • It is made of marble
  • Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653,
  • It employed about 20 thousand artisans and craftsmen

What is the big deal though? I haven’t seen it yet, I know it looks amazing, but then again, there are so many sculptures that look pretty too. So here is my take, It is more to do with the story than anything else. My dad agreed. It is the thought, the love behind the structure, the feelings behind the structure than the structure itself.

It is said that Shah jahan locked himself in a room for 2 years after the death of Mumtaz and didn’t apply ittar.

It is the symbol; it is the kind of love what any woman could dream for. God knows how practical that is; anyway who said love was practical in the first place. Love flies out the window when practicality comes in. This symbol gives hope!!! A very strong word hope is. A lot of wounded souls feel better knowing of its existence. I guess I am one of them.

I was watching Nat Geo yesterday night with my dad, they showed how the Taj Mahal was built. My dad asked me generally, you have still not seen it na?

I said no, totally engrossed in looking at the garden and what it symbolised.

Adding , I said “on second thoughts, I have not seen Goa too” hoping he would get a hint that it is time for a family picnic.

He looked exasperated; he said kya compare kar rahi hai…kidhar taj kidhar goa.

I realised he was one of them too. Love and hope are not immune to age.

🙂

Bichon Frise

Hi,

i am planning to adopt a Bichon Frise

isn’t it a cute dog???

my friend who is scared of dogs also ended up liking the snap.

The Bichon Frise is a small breed that bears a striking physical resemblance to the Maltese. The French name “Bichon Frisé” literally translates to the phrase “Curly lap dog”.

The Bichon Frise is a loving, cheerful companion that thrives on human affection and attention. They are independent, spirited, and lively. They are very gentle and need plenty of loving care from their families. Naturally social, this breed is excellent with children and is easy to live with. They are bright, happy, and they love virtually everyone they meet. The Bichon Frise may be difficult to housebreak, but they are not yappers

Read more about Bichon Frise dog breed at www.greatdogsite.com

i have finally reached an understanding with my parents and can get this dog. now i am on a lookout for one.

any help is welcome.