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47 'new' reasons why I LOVE MY AMMA

Thursday, October 20, 2011



It is my mother's birthday and I'm not with her :(
But I don't feel so bad any more that I am not with her. Here is my birthday card for Amma...


47 'new' reasons why I LOVE MY MOM



1.     My mom is the most beautiful woman I have seen. I can try all kinds of cosmetics and never see myself nearly as beautiful as her.
2.     For a small and petite woman she is capable of taking surprisingly heavy loads. For example, me.
3.     She makes the most delicious akki rotti-chutney in the world.
4.     I love the smile on her face when she gets a ‘white chocolate’ (Milky Bar)
5.     She can solve the very hard su-do-ku puzzle in minutes.
6.     She is the best teacher I have ever had; she taught me how to live and that’s why I love my mom.
7.     My mother writes amazing poetry; I love it that she has written one about me.
8.     When I have completely given up on everything she does everything to make me smile.
9.     She supports me ,more than four pillars can support a roof.
10.  I love the way she hugs me when I go home for the weekend.
11.  I love the way she laughs at all my jokes.
12.  I love the jokes she tells me, even if it is read out from magazines.
13.  I love the way she wonders how I turned out to be so perfect.
14.  I love the way she trusts my decision.
15.  I love it that she asks me for fashion tips.
16.  I love the innocence with which she watches Tom and Jerry
17.  I love the way she grumbles about school.
18.  I love the way she corrects her students’ papers and gives extra marks.
19.  I love the way she asks for help in the kitchen.
20.  I love how she asks if she can help with my project.
21.  I love the way she makes faces when I say ‘Chinese food’
22.  I love the way she can sit inside the house and feel it when dad is at the corner of the road.
23.  love the way she fusses over me before I go out.
24.  When she calls and asks me when I can bunk class and come home..
25.  I love it when people say ‘you look just like your mom’.
26.  When she doesn’t agree that I am taller than her.
27.  When she says, ‘what do I wear tomorrow? I have no sarees…’ like a teenager…
28.  I love it that when I was a kid she told me kiddish jokes and when I was a teenager she told me teenager jokes.
29.  I love the way she cooks
30.  I love the way she cleans up my room
31.  I love the way she pleads me to stop chatting so that she can play chess on my laptop.
32.  I love it that she can beat my computer in chess.
33.  When she watches serials on tv..
34.  When she chooses what she’s eating in a hotel
35.  When she ALWAYS asks for dosa.
36.  The way she always agrees to dad
37.  The way she always agrees with me
38.  The way she tells me; ‘don’t argue, I don’t know how to argue with you!’
39.  I love it that she is ALWAYS strong when I am weak.
40.  I love it that she never lets me down.
41.  I love it that she trusts my decisions, no matter what it is. I listen to her by my own choice.
42.  I love the way she passed her patience to me
43.  I love it that she thinks I am better than her, when I have always thought I want to be like my mom. It is true, I want to become like my mom.
44.  I simply love her ‘motherliness’.
45.  I love it when she says ‘it is so boring without you’!
46.  I love the way she makes fun of all the other grown-ups, as though she is one of the kids.
47.  I love my mother, for the obvious reason that I love my mother.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMMA!!

A writer's mantra

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Something I read in my childhood.
These three simple sentences made me take writing as my profession.
Today i just felt like sharing it.....

Mantally the tired!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Now that I am dealing with piles of information from the internet and trying to condense it into one assignment… I truly understand the meaning of being the ‘mantal’. What with assignments and seminars and tests one after the other.. Only the mantally the sick can the do all this I say!!

First I have to collect a piece of news, shoot a video of it and make a news-bite out of it. Then I have to make a documentary (for 30 minutes!! Even if I did, would you sit through it??), then write like 4 assignments on very similar looking different topics! All this, along with attending regular classes. Because I simply do not have the talent of gathering all the notes one day before the exam and studying in one night!
But what really gets to me is that, after taking so much pain, I learnt only one thing. I can never finish an assignment even one day before the deadline! It has to be the last night before the deadline. Even if the assignment is given a month before, the last minute writing is always there. I don’t think it is just me.. It is like a students’ tradition I guess.
One month before the deadline we’re like “oh there’s time... Let me relax...”

Two weeks before the deadline we make up our mind to start the research before starting to write.
One week before the date, our Google search shows the assignment topics, among Facebook, images, YouTube, songs.pk, movie show timings and others.

Three days before the deadline, we read all the information collected, and fall asleep on the table.
Two days before, we start editing, typing, writing, texting about it, and worrying.

One day before, we realize that about 75% of the assignment is pending and forget to have dinner. We sit through the night, freak out, write or type the whole thing, finish it at around midnight and finally crash!
The next day is when we hand in the assignments, sit down, sigh loudly and feel ‘mantally the tired’!!
Am I right??

PS:my blog is now 21 posts old! that's almost as old as i am!!

For Dove.. With Love…

Monday, October 17, 2011


Smooth and silky, thick and bouncy,
And never frizzy here and there,
Feels beautiful from the roots today,
My long, shiny, black hair……………
All thanks to Dove oil care!

I know it is like a little kid’s poem but.. it just came into my head and I mean every word! A few more days of using Dove oil care products and my hair will look so beautiful I can apply for the next model in the Dove ads! Woohoo!

My mom was super excited when the package arrived home. She was waiting for me to open it. I asked her why she did not open it herself.. And she said “there was nothing written like confidential….!”
So I’ll just end this short girly post (like me!) by saying- thank you for the gift hamper IndiBlogger!

Letter to the future Me

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



Dated 11th October 2050
Hey!
I mean hello.. Mam.. How are you? I hope your health is okay.. If you have BP due to all the needless tension you took in your youth, I’m terribly sorry. I am also sorry for not eating enough curry leaves to maintain your hair colour. But hey.. I never got addicted to make up or cosmetics.. So even now any time of the day you will look naturally beautiful (You’re welcome!).
I hope you are very busy completing your next book or designing your grand-daughter’s clothes. If you are still deciding on a climax for your first book then you are such a loser!! (I know I have to respect your age and all but this is unforgivable). I know you’re retired from the most recent job you had. Don’t sit and count your farewell gifts.. You’re 60 for heaven’s sake! Even if you worked there for just a few years you end up leaving a mark don’t you? I knew you had it in you! I know you never became a live reporter, I know you never reported politics and I am pretty sure you still can’t speak extempore. But that’s okay, you can do lots more like play the guitar and draw portraits in 10 minutes. So don’t worry about being insufficiently talented like I do now!
Here is a list of things you should have seen by now at any cost!!. If you are able to tick all then good for you.
·        Italy- Vatican city and Rome and all those places described in Angels and demons.

·        France- Effil tower with all those magical lightings.

·        Greece- all those greek temples from art history class.

·        Egypt- the pyramids..


·        Spain – for the Tomatina festival J and……

·        One Indian village where there is no mobile network, TV, internet connection and beauty parlour. 

      
      I am pretty sure those will be available for a long time from now… so if you can say “hey! I’ve been there” for all these places then I say “you have REALLY lived your life!!!” (I’m sure you would have gone to all these places with only one person)
I am sorry for all those days you spent as a college student, hanging out in college alone and stupidly crying because you’re always short of friends. Now that I’m reminding you, you’ll just say “don’t remind me of it! You were so dumb when it comes to choosing the right company!” yeah you’re right. But now you are fine with people, they all like you because you are nice to them all. I started that in you. So you’re welcome. ;)
I hope now you have realized that as long as you have your family, you’re just fine. As long as you get up every morning being wished by a 64 year old somebody, who still gets you roses and chocolates……. As long as you both are planning on how you both are going to meet in the next birth.. Everything is going great!! Keep up the good work on your life!
PS: you need not be formal and thank me for all those memories I preserved in a dozen diaries. But it took a lot of patience and time.
PPS: if time travel is possible then mail me one feature/article and a documentary script on 11th October 2011, at 10:40 pm. (my assignment… please help….) :(

with lots of expectations..
Shruthi