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A Proud Mother

At times, I love to pamper myself by spending a few moments as I wish. That day too, I was doing the same. Engrossed reading a book minus the thought what my daughter was doing in the other room. 

But abruptly, my solitary moment was broken by the voice of my daughter. She came running to me and said, "Maa look!". She was having a painting in her hand. My eyes could not believe. She had actually tried to paint a painting of an eminent painter Shakti Sinha, her dad brought the other day.

She came to know from her dad  that the whole painting was done by merely using the fingers. No brush was being used. This, I suppose inspired her and she also did it by her fingers. She told me that Shakti Sinha is indeed a great artist, since he could even paint the eyes of the girl in the painting without using a paint brush. 

I was astonished at her deed as well as her words and realized that my little girl has grown up. She very craftily made me understand that she had used the brus…

The Victoria Memorial

A perfect example of beauty and grace, The Victoria Memorial stands tall at the heart of the city of Kolkata.

Rabindra Sarobar

Today morning the weather seemed tempting for a calm morning walk by the lake. Since my man is not home, felt a bit hesitant but later made up my mind and set out for the venture. The weather was wetty because of the heavy downpour yesterday and also it looked as if it was drizzling the whole night. There was less traffic- may be because of the early hour/ may be people were enjoying the weekend sleeping late/ may be feeling lazy to get out in such a wetty weather. But I enjoyed the solitary walk to the fullest.
The lake is at a distance of 15 mins walk from our home. It is called the Rabindra Sarobar. It only takes one to have the courage to take the brave decision of crossing the gate of the lake. Once it is done he/she is bound to get boosted with the conscience of physical wellness. I entered the gate huffing and puffing and as I entered I felt I made the big mistake of not carrying the camera with me. Still I had my mobile. So thought that something is better than nothing and cl…

An Utterly Unpleasant Day

Yesterday morning I awoke at the scream of my daughter. I looked at the watch first and it was like bloody hell. It was 8.30 A.M., I awoke exactly one hour after my daughter's school starts. Than I looked at my daughter, she was all teary. It was the day of her second round of selections of her Spell Bee Inter school competition. I had no words to console her. I was just thinking 'how could I do this', 'why did I not put the alarm on'. I re-collected myself since I had to face her. I apologized her and asked her not to  cry, since her tears were drowning Mama with guilt and said that God might have some surprise in store for us in it. Hearing these she tried very hard to control her sobs but somehow the tears showed on her face. 
To make her a bit happy I prepared her favorite egg noodles for breakfast and let her enjoy it watching her favorite TV program and myself set down with the newspaper. The headline literally made me sick- diesel prices hiked by Rs.5/- and…

Sunset Painting

Tomorrow morning Akanksha is going to sit for a drawing competition. In the competition, the children of her age are allotted four topics : Pollution, Picnic, Road safety and Sunset, from which they have to choose any one.
Sitting over my idea of practicing the same from the last week, today morning, she suddenly became over conscious and started preparing for it. She said that she would be choosing 'Sunset' as her topic.
She started googling for sunset photographs. Than she asked if I have any photograph of sunset over the mighty Brahmaputra(the river at my native place, Guwahati).  I said I don't have, but than I remembered my blogger friend Rupam sarma from Guwahati, who have some stunning clicks of Guwahati. From his blog we searched the photograph below :
Akanksha was very pleased after finding it. I told her that it would be quite tough, to which she too agreed but she wanted to give it a try. And the poor little soul tried really hard. She downloaded a tutorial fr…

Dalia Kheer

One of my cousins once posted a recipe of Dalia Kheer in Face Book. It was so tempting that the very next day I prepared it and it turned out to be very tasty. As I always prefer easy to prepare recipes it was the one meant for me. 
Yesterday being a holiday for both my husband and daughter I thought of preparing something to munch in the evening. But since there was nothing except milk left in the refrigerator, the idea of dalia kheer came to my mind. As usual it turned out quite yummy! and hence I thought of sharing it here..
Ingredients needed  :
dalia            250gms milk             11/2 liters sugar            1 cup jaggery         50 gms(optional) butter/ghee   1 tea spoon cardamom     3 or 4 (roughly grounded) bay leaf         2 dry fruits       as per required
Boil the milk with bay leaf and grounded cardamom till it is thick. Than add dalia and simmer the flame and cook. After sometime put the sugar, jagery and dry fruits and cook till the dalia is tender. When the dalia…

Chilka Lake

Serenity at its optimum..

My Angel turns Ten Today

I look back a decade ago.. The day you entered our lives.. And brewed us blessed..
We started breathing life only for you.. Enjoying every motion made.. Your grin made us blest and your sob worried..
You taught us to be obliged.. And to be calm.. Molding us to be better humans..
We try to protect you.. And fulfill your desire.. But always with hidden wish that.. You be ever blessed by the almighty..
On this very day, to My Lord! I bow down my head in gratitude.. To be blessed with an angel like you..
Happy Birthday Nanaii(Akanksha)!! May Almighty bestow all his blessings on you..

Krishna Katha

After struggling a lot and with constant support from my husband, right from buying a TV tuner card only for recording this particular video to editing and processing, I am able to share the video with you all. 
Today I am in love with all the gadgets and wires used by my tech savvy husband, which always messed my house and used to get to my nerves. It is because of his madness that today I am able to come up with the video. Hope not to complain any more in the near future.  
The actual duration of the video was 26.45 mins, but since it was too lengthy and YouTube did not support, it was cut short to 14.55 mins and finally I managed to upload it. Since, I have to limit the duration many things have to be omitted. Still hope you all will like it. Thanks for all your support, blessings and best wishes. 

Video source : DD Bangla

Program Telecast Timing

This is in reference to my earlier post Shooting At Doordarshan Kendra where many of my blogger friends asked me to inform them about the date of my daughter's performance to be telecast on Doordarshan. The program Krishna Katha will be telecast today at DD Bangla at 9.30am (IST) and the repeat telecast will be again on 9.30 am(IST) on 12th August 2012. 
Since my set top box does not have the facility to record any program, I will try my best to record it with my handy cam. Though I am doubtful of getting any positive result. In case it comes in a positive way I will surely upload the video here as requested by the ones who stay out of India.
Wish you all will watch the program and bless the children.

Happy Raksha Bandhan

I grew up holding your hands Oblivious of the surroundings.. My world was confined around you  Obeying your mischievous errands..
I blindly followed you Though mostly led to trouble.. With you by my side, felt as if  I can win all battle..
We fought, we patched, We were the worst of foes And the best of friends..
As I grew, you protected me.. Like a father you cared.. Like friends we shared..
After Dad you silently took his place And tried to fill the vacuum.. And you still treat me as a child  Forget not, I am myself a mum..
I know I will always be That little sister for you.. And you will always be  My macho hero, bro..
On this special day  Remembering and longing for you.. May all sisters be blessed with a brother like you..
Happy Rakhi Borda.. Love you and miss you always..

Craft Work

Being in a co-ed school, there was always an option of choosing the crafts between the one meant for girls and the one for the boys. I had never chosen the ones meant for the girls until once it was made mandatory that girls have to do the crafts meant for them only. It was designing cross stitch patterns on a table cloth.
One day before my craft class, my mother tried hard to make her daughter master the skill. She even bought a pattern book so that I could choose the best pattern for me. But the girly things were never meant for me. Being pretty sure that nobody would be able to complete the work in the specified time, I somehow made sure that the class gets over without the teacher noticing my inability to do it. As expected none of the girls could finish the work on time and the teacher asked to complete it at home. So, I very happily took the work home for my mother to complete it.
But now, being a mother myself, there is no room for escape from the situation. Now, I have to hel…

Shooting at Doordarshan Kendra

The whole of last week was very hectic for Akanksha. Early morning she went to school and after school she had to rush to her dance school for rehearsals for a shooting of a Manipuri dance drama-Krishna Lila, at the Doordarshan Kendra on Saturday to be telecast on the occasion of Janmasthmi. 
On Saturday, all the not less than 30 odd participants reached the Doordarshan premises at the scheduled time of 12 noon. All the participants were accompanied by their moms and curious relatives. I alone accompanied Akanksha as her father had a working day. Yet he was humble enough to drop us at the venue.

The Kolkata Doordarshan Kendra is situated at the posh Golf Green area in the Southern fringe of the city. It is merely one and a half kilometers from our house. As soon as we entered the building the temperature became soothing as the whole of the building is air conditioned. It has lavish rooms and spacious corridors. The whole building is so large that it will take quite sometime to get ac…