Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Indian e-commerce has more than come of age! Proof?

Check this:

The web-site lets you order different things and when they come home to deliver, you can try the stuff out and then pick the ones you want, pay for just those and return the rest! And on top of that, they don't charge a premium for it, they in fact offer some cash back etc ;)

This is a luxury you can only afford in a country where the population is booming, eh? :)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A nice and lovely morning

Last night we invited ourselves to our friends' (S and V) place since there was some formality to take care of before the kid turned one month. And they were gracious enough to let us spend the night on extremely short notice. They have a kid the same age as Rohan and apparently he was very excited when told that Rohan was visiting.

We went horribly late, at 10 PM and were feeling bad about having to keep their guy awake till then. The kid waited for us and slept off by the time we went there. We went and immediately called it a day.

We woke up to a beautiful morning. These days summer in Bangalore is back to its usual form with rains and cloudy days and cool and breezy mornings!  They live in this community which is one of the largest in Bangalore and very nice and peaceful, plus since it was Sunday morning, so we woke up to people playing Basketball, tennis etc. 

Both kids woke up and started playing with cars and thoroughly enjoying themselves. V offered us some lovely breakfast and the kids went with S to play in the playground. The biggest attraction for Rohan was the train track (he was previously very scared of this in the dark since he thought the train was coming onto us, in the day when he saw that the track was at a safe distance and the trains were not veering off of it, he was actually quite happy with it ;)), and the trains running back and forth.

We were planning to come back early AM but ended up staying till noon. A very nice and cozy morning well spent. The younger one got a gift from V since he had turned one month too!

Thanks S and V for a very nice start to the one month birthday!!

One month!

The younger one turns one month today! Its a milestone I was eagerly awaiting on 18th April - just to be done with the whole thing and settle into some semblance of a routine, and here it already is!! Time flies, truly!!

Cannot think of how we could have managed without my mom and father in law. Truly thankful for their help. Every day I spend at least a few minutes, in at least 10 situations trying to imagine, what I would have to do if I was alone with both kids at home. And it is material which nightmares are made of. For this, I have to thank them and my Dad too, for although he is absent, he is contributing in his own way, managing alone at home in Hyd while my mom attends to our needs here.

This month also saw my sister moving to Bangalore. I am really hoping it will be a long term move and the cousins will grow up together just like we did with our cousins way back in time.