Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I am tired!!

Of the current Congr'ass' rule. And the fact that I am helping fund it:(

I am tired of the taxes I pay going into various drains in the name of Gandhi family schemes. The rupee has never seen such a free fall before and the only thing these politicians are worried about is Food Security Bill. At the height of making a mockery of democracy, the lady at the top makes a speech, then smartly avoids all backlash by complaining of "cold, fever and uneasiness" and promptly goes and sleeps in an ICU, of course the bill of which is again footed by, yeah, you guessed it, my tax money :(

Every day, I sincerely hope the coming LS polls see all citizens awakening out of their stupor and going to the polling booths to boot out the current regime, of course, provided my tax money is not used to rig the polls :(

Very despondent, this morning.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Independence day, Vratham

A long weekend coming to a close. Independence day and Varalakshmi Vratham both on one.

Dad is here now:) A new beginning, one I have been very eagerly awaiting!

We celebrated independence day as a colony for the first time. There was flag hoisting and songs and children holding flags and marching and what not! The younger one's first and he was the youngest in attendance!

 Then was Varalakshmi Vratham, both my parents' birthday according to the Indian calendar. First one without my mother in law, it was her favorite festival. Every year she did this with great gusto, and towards the end, measured her stamina every year by how well she was able to sit through it. The year she died, she wasn't able to and I feel in some sense, she knew inside that it was her last. My mom and I performed it this year, and I think it was this way after very many years!! Felt great:)

Friday, August 09, 2013


Today is my Dad's birthday and also the eve of another anniversary of this day :) A dozen years since I left home, to immigrate to the US.

But this year is special. Finally, after a long long wait, my parents are going to shift base to Bangalore. And it's worked out the way I wanted, without either of them having to give up on their life and what they like doing most :) My sister is also here now, which makes it really complete (the older son is a great fan of his Puttu pinni! )

I have been so eagerly awaiting this for the past god-knows-how-many-years. To have both sets of parents (we will miss my mother in law sorely) around you all the time - I used to envy my colleagues who were Bangalore based, all elders around, etc. Now, no more!!

Ahh, life is good :)