Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Yesterday it was raining the whole day.at many places,the idols of Lord Ganesha was immersed yesterday night after pooja and aarti.as our flat overlooks into the sea till late night we could watch the procession of devotees singing bhajans and heading towards the sea for immersion of the idols. i felt nice.
as you all know i was on medical leave as i decided to feel the monsoon magic,relaxing at home forgetting the stressful days at office.away from work n colleagues back into my own dreamworld!that was really a nice break from the hectic schedule.
i was under special diet with no to oily stuff,rice and fried items.complete rest was instructed.
my maid Mumtaz comes in the evenings as she works in five houses.she is a beautiful n slim lady who is very religious.one can't believe she is the mother of six children.she belongs to karnataka.she was married at the age of eleven.she looks young. mumtaz comes to my house with folded hands and a cheerful namaste. then she prays to our God.she has always a sweet smile on her face.the first day i was surprised to see a helper greeting me with a namaste.Mumtaz is so kind enough sending me away from kitchen to take rest.she tells,
''Didi,aap aaram keejiye.sab kuch mein karoongi''.
i give her the usual instructions,not to use oil in chappati n to cook the vegetables without water only in the steam.[the normal healthy ways of cooking].
she listens and starts her work.''Didi,mujhe sab pata hei.aap jayeeye.''our mein chali andhar.
i used to feel happy;here is someone who doesn't expect any help from me.fine.
after finsihing all the work within two hours,having her tea,mumtaz comes again with folded hands to say 'namaste'.she bows to God and she leaves.so religious she is and iam happy with her ways.we should not undrestimate anyone.
at night i go to kitchen to warm up the food.i am shocked to find out that the chappatis are full of oil and the sabji is cooked only in oil.my mumtaz,so, obedient you are,not a drop of water is used:)and the real tears start flowing from my eyes at dinner time as the the subji is so pungent.shall i starve?noway!just take two three small plaintains and gulp it fast!
those who have read my earlier post,Getting into shape will be aware of my plight in reducing atleast one kilo per month.:)Sree Vidya n Usha Uthupu are my role models.i just love their personality!the beauty,the grace,the cheer,the enthusiasm everything inspire me!
now i just don't know whether Mumtaz is my foe or friend.:)whatever weight iam struggling to shed off,so kindly she will help me to gain within a day!soon after the monsoon magic the most frightening question i was asked,''anu how much have you reduced now?''i wonder!i struggle to convince no magic can be done within one month!it will take time n along with special diet,i have to do my workouts too!
''anu,hope you can resist the sweets and specailly the temple payasam.''[i can't resist temple payasam,dearies.:)
''anu,don't over eat''.[no,that i was particular.but once i started working all the taste buds tempt me a lot].
''anu,you should not suffer i future.so,please take care''.[yeah,i will].
''anu,read this sunday suppelment of manorama news paper.see,if there is a will,there is a way.these people have reduced their weight from 140 kg to 70kg.[i must agree,really inspiring stories.''but i never landed up the danger zone,na.] ''anu did you check your weight''.''not yet,i will do it''.[but i must feel that i have reduced atleast three kilos,na?:)]
but hello,someone out there,tell mumtaz not to close the ways to a slim figure as now i have a will![who knows how long will i have this strong wish to gain an attractive figure]:)
i will be really angry waiting for Mumtaz to come the next day and pour out my anger on her.but the moment i see her with folded hands and a magicNamaste,i swallow the words and don't like to create tension. she is my helper and right now i need someone very badly.:)
so,keeping my cool,i tell her what i am not supposed to have and please be careful.this time i don't take a chance.i hide the oil bottle and chilli powder.i tell her to use green chillies.i can't scold her,that is my problem.:) so,hide n seek i sgoing on as she still loves to cook vegetables in oil.
in the end two things can happen.either she will leave me and go after taking the salary[as she can't cook the food according to her wish now] or my weight will be reduced. [as i have to start cooking now].
but mumtaz,you know i like you and i look forward to the evenings.you give me company and these days i've staretd supervising her,without her knowledge.hey,folks,but i must appreciate,she is very honest and honesty is the best policy.she teaches me by keeping silence,giving a sweet smile n magic namaste, we can win anyone's heart!:)
it staretd raining.wow!i am enjoying the rain.this is my first post that is written from my office.i am alone right now and before my friends come to have the tiffin with me,i want to publish it.
tomorrow is my Kunjettan's birthday[vishakaham star].kunjettan's and madhav's birthdays fall during onam season.Happy Birthday,Kunjettan.May God Bless You To Have Many More.
nanda is busy making all the favourite dishes of maza now and we are in touch by chats.amma is fine.
friends,in my earlier post,Getting Into Shape,Deliberately Thoughtless had recommended Lavana Thailam.after that many queries had come to both of us asking for the effects.For God's sake,let us make clear that we are not the agents for it and not yet used it..the ads come in the magazines and try it out at your own risk!i was shocked to know that when you type Lavana Thailam in google search you can land up in anupama's blog too!:) My God!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Nirvighnam kuru me deva,
HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI!
Seeking blessings of Lord Ganesha to remove all the obstacles of life,i'm so happy to write this new post. Ganesh or Gajanan the elephant God of wisdom and wealth is the second son of Shiva and Parvathi.HE is worshipped at the beginning of every ritual or ceremony,offered to any Hindu God,as they belive HE is the fulfiller of all desires,the bestower of wealth n wisdom,the remover of obstacles and the grantor of success.Ganesh is the most popular and most loved household deity in India who is prayed to for everything.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
A lovely morning to all...........it was raining yesterday night.the cool breeze was flowing from the sea.the weather was nice.after a short stay,kishen went back.i was feeling lonely.anoop's article in vanitha about his close friend who left him for ever to the Divine hands was so touching.after reading that i was upset.it happens.A few come to our life with all happiness spreading cheer n enthusisasm,they leave us in agony and depression after a short stay with us.Dipti was like a sister to him.at times real life experiences are unbelievable than stories.
i'm really careful and give her enough time,
akhil,i'm really happy for you and i'm sure suparna will be the light of your life!:) you will be always in my prayers n thoughts and i'm eagerly waiting for u to tie the knot.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
most of amma's poems are based on the love for KRISHNA.we have a cute white krishna with us,bought from guruvayoor.we keep this smiling Kanha for vishu kani.statues of krishnas are the morning kani,in achan's house and in our house.for achan it was a must. achan always wanted to open his eyes to the photo of LORD GURUVAYORAPPAN.Amma does the same and we follow.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
If you have never experienced the danger of battle,the loneliness of imprisonment,the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation,you are ahead of 20 million people around the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator,clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep,you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you hold up your head with a smileon your face and are truly thankful,you are blessed because the majority can,but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug themor even touch them on the shoulder,you are blessed because you canoffer God's healing touch.
If you can read this message,you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways you may never even know.
Wishing all of you,an energy packed week ahead..........
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
t's anu signing off...........................
today's dedication is for dinesh who loves songs and tried to teach minal the melodious malayalam songs............................
Thenum vayambum naavil thoovum vanambadi....................
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
who sits and chats with my friends,