One quiz at the end of the day

Which OS are You?
Which OS are You?

Now I only have one grouse with the maker of this quiz, he did not anticipate women taking it
How does he presume I will not look perfect by just brushing and bathing (unlike what an unshaven men will do if he just brushes and bathes)

The days are extremely hectic – have been shopping for cousins wedding, got four dresses instead of the original two planned (and the budget overshot twofolds). Mom gave me a thick Payal and a silver bracelet to go with the silver grey dress which I intend to wear on the engagement day.

Cook has not turned up since Sunday and I have been making atleast one meal a day also giving aasim an additonal one hour. That leaves me tired and with no time to do the less important things in the priority list… Hope things get back to normal soon – Only if the cook turns up tomorrow, things will fall in place.

Gosh! how dependent we get on helpers 🙁

Todays children do have something to say. …

A kid who never threw a tantrum behaving in such a manner can be very very worry-some.

My first reaction was that of amusement when i saw him with chopped hair, but Tarique felt angry… and then I too was angry. He got scolded – I felt he did it because I denied him the new binoculars fearing he will break them and gave him the old ones.

Second time it happened yesterday, I talked with him gently – he told me he was feeling very bad so he did it… I had denied him the Cartoon TV He had been watching too (3-4 hrs) much of it. I told him to do something creative, make a greeting card or something – which he made and made very well.

Today again, he wet his shorts while skating – I had asked Dinesh to stay back instead of going skating with aasim, since there was work for him in the office.

I see a pattern – wonder if its my own figment of imagination, but I feel its his way of defiance, his way of rebelling, or a kind of tantrum.

On asking, he does not say that he did all that because he was denied something. If it was that, it would be easy for me to explain to him… now i dont know how to handle

But to begin with, both of us have started spending much more time with Aasim. Lets hope it helps.

In school, all his teachers always tell me that he is a very well behaved child, very mature and obedient. But they also tell me (and we feel it too) that he lacks self confidence.

As the child grows, bringing him up becomes more and more challenging, and so involving, The ways Aasim is, i wonder what will happen when he steps in to his teens!

Life is full of existential angst – Sue SIngh to Rahul Seth in Bollywood/Hollywood

The movie is amazingly entertaing. Dina Pathak mouths best of the dialogues.

Existential angst – I liked it! Everyone goes thru it all the time…

Allergic Rhinitis – stuffed nose – I know how it feels like to be a plugged bathtub!!

Music and movies

Bought music CDs after a long time. Sur and the latest from Adnan Sani (Tera Chehra)
Also picked up movies “The Game”, and “Hollywood Bollywood” to watch over weekend and yes, our all time fav “The never ending story” for Aasim to see.

On a different note, I love these notes

Kabhi shaam dhale to mere dil mein aa jaana
kabhi chaand khile to mere dil mein aa jaana


Fifteen minutes back a kitten came and adopted our famlily. She looks around six weeks old and is tabby like. Came to me, demanded milk, purred a little and now is preparing to sleep in a cardboard box I provided- true cat like.

Have named her qt.

I hope this time I dont get my allergies – I promise not to handle her too much… Aasim is in love with her already.

A child’s imagination is endless

On Thursdays, every child has to take one of his toy to school and introduce the toy to the other kids. Aasim took Beast (Beauty and the Beast). While he was introducing the Beast, midway our boy starts with LOTR and carries on as if the stories are merged. His logic -all bad things originate from the mountains of Mordor!
Today was also their turn to visit the city’s museum and he told us while returning back from the school that he saw “Cave of wonders” there… …


by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head
when all about you men are losing theirs
and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
but make allowances for their doubting, too.
If you can wait but not be tired of waiting,
or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
and yet don’t look too good nor talk too wise,

If you can dream but not make dreams your master,
if you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster,
and treat those two imposters just the same,
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
and stoop and build them up with worn-out tools,
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,
and lose and start again at your beginnings
and never breathe a word about your loss,

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and to hold on when there is nothing in you
but the will that says to them “hold on,”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
or walk with kings nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
if all men count with you but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with 60 seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
and which is more, you’ll be a man, my son.