Saturday, August 30, 2008

When we were kids..

One day in the year 1979, Asit (15), Rajiv (12), and I (12) decided to have lunch at home. My mom being a teacher left for school. However, before leaving home she gave us strict instructions: “Please see to it that you sit on a chair, keep your food on the table and eat like well behaved boys”. Yes mom! Now, we were wild and reckless but at the same time obedient. So we took a small table, three chairs went to the bedroom placed it all on top of the bed and started eating. The food was chappatis, bhaji and water. Mom came back early. I can’t forget the look in her eyes. She was stunned. She started screaming at us. We (Asit) told her “Well, you told us to place the food on a table, sit on a chair and eat and that’s what we are doing. You never mentioned where to eat”. She was fuming but we were eating.

Whenever Niyoshi, Ayu or Aakarsh ask me to tell them a funny story, this is the one that springs up. So many years have passed but it is still fresh in my mind as if it happened yesterday.

Happy Birthday mom!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Marathon Party

On May 17th Kiran, Pradeep, Vinod and I had a sleepover party at my place. We started the session in the afternoon with Vinod cooking food for us and making wine-fruit-punch. We had a couple of beers and went to ‘The Club’ for swim, steam and sauna. After returning, we continued with whiskey, wine and more beers. At around midnight, we decided to visit one of the watering holes and chose ‘J.W.Marriott’. All of us were in our nightdresses and since we were too lazy (drunk) to change, we headed to the bar of this five star hotel in the same attire. I wished that things were always so pure and uncomplicated. After having couple of drinks and listening to Daniel (singer), we purred with happiness. We were made aware that we had worn out our welcome. We drove back cautiously because suddenly we realized that journey was more important than the destination. We felt rejuvenated. More beers flowed along with wine- punch, until about four in the morning. Finally, we slept. Sleep of the just. Woke up at about eleven, showered, had breakfast and decided to have buffet at this same hotel. Beer continued. Came home at around four in the evening and finally decided to call it a day. Wow!! What a party…

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Young bloggers

I am happy that my daughter Niyoshi (11) and nephew Aakarsh (8) have decided to blog. It is good that they have started at an early age. It will improve their writing skills. In addition, it will help them in their thinking, as they would want to write something new every time. Both of them have an interesting style of writing. Quite unique. I guess it is their innocence, which gives them a free hand. Best of luck to both of them.