Showing posts from April, 2010

Awards Galore

Thanks A Wandering Mind Lav's Corner My first Award and many thanks to Anu for nominating me. Any Award makes One beam with Joy and Pride, and the First is always special...Thanks Anu Then hey I spotted that Lav  has also given me an award..thanks once again. I am happy and here's the award right back at you!! Well the only problem is I could not figure out how to locate and paste the logo onto my post. So help me ladies!! Here is a smile to show you all how happy I am...:))


I look at myself and this journey and I really amaze at how things change, convolute, contort and yet remain, funnily, the same! I grew up in a suburban Chennai, and went to one of the most elitist schools that the city could boast of. We were an exclusive group, "privileged' is what we were called. While growing up the difference in lifestyle between school and home was not something we really gave much thought to. But, yes as we reached High school, I would squirm at my grandparents and their old fashioned clothes or traditions. Trying not to reveal much of how we lived at home to school mates, while at the same time trying to fit into a very Yuppie, very westernized peer group. George Michael and Jeans were sacred words that I repeated to myself, trying to understand who and what they were!! It appears in retrospect that I did myself a very good turn by changing schools for the 11th and 12th grade. I joined another school in order to score better marks, and my parents ju

Haven for birds

In this concrete world, if we get a chance to just get out and see some water, trees, and birds then we have to grab that opportunity. Between Kanpur and Lucknow lies Nawabgunj Bird sanctuary and the best time to visit is between November and March. We were a wee bit late having gone there in April. Yet we got to see around 24 different types of birds. Having Not packed the Bird Book (we have many but I like Salim Ali's for its clear descriptions), we had to rely on my husband who is any way a walking Bird Book. Somehow just spending 3 hours roaming around trying to spot birds and identify them through their calls, fulfills you, with a feeling of a day well spent. It was a hot day, but the green foliage covered our path. The monkeys though, gave my daughter some anxious moments. The highlight was when we spotted the black headed Oriole. In fact we heard their call( my husband pointed it out) and then we tracked them around. Finally to our delight we spotted a pair swoop