This and That

Hello People!

So I am back from my trip to Ahmedabad and Delhi. Well it has been one and half week but you know the law of inertia :D Of course, travel posts on my travel blog and reblogs here will be posted. Oh God I have so many pending posts to write – Mysore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Ahmedabad and New Delhi – that my laziness grows! Anyway so here are some updates.

# Met my dearest niece and had the most wonderful time ever!! Among so many relatives (aliens for her) including grandparents of both sides at home for the first time, she took a liking to her Mashi only!! :) That also took two days! And the secret to make her come to you is to ignore her initially so that she is convinced you are not a threat. Ahhh the moment she stretched her little arm towards me and crawled to come into my arms! Pure Bliss! :) So I was the only who could enjoy her company fully :twisted:

My mobile Nokia music express played an instrumental role in sealing the bond further. She loves music and sways to the rhythm and grunts if someone talks during the song! :D So I used to play songs and she would sit in my lap sway and sometimes nod off. :) She recognizes so many things and when asked points to them correctly! For example clock, calendar, light, fan, ears, nose (which I taught!) etc. And see how perfectly she holds a pen naturally without anyone teaching her!!

It has heart wrenching to see her off knowing it may be years before I hold her in my arms again. :(

# Visiting Ahmedabad and Delhi in May was torturous! Still we managed to sight-see around the cities. Didn’t like both the cities as compared to namma Bengaluru! Delhi’s water made us all sick with gastro problems. Poor Parul had such a bad time and lost so much weight. More about the cities in the upcoming travel posts.

# The first flight experience – awesome! The field of clouds, the view of the setting sun up above in the sky, the trees, the rivers and the green fields..sigh! It is a pity they don’t let you use electronic devices while taking off and landing.

# Finally, after months of searching and comparing, we zeroed in and added a new member to our family. Wait for it…..Ford Figo Titanium (Diesel) Squeeze color :)

D is so happy and excited much more than I! Men and their cars! :roll:

# Rains have arrived in Bangalore and I am loving it!! Mangoes are giving the (only) pleasure of summer yet the rains are keeping the temperature down. Wonderful!

# Will get back to reading your blogs now :) Ciao!

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44 thoughts on “This and That

  1. Good to see you back!! Congratulations… the colour of your car is very cool!! And this cartoon is so apt for men and their machines!! :|
    Flying among the clouds is an awesome feeling and the myriad shapes and forms of clouds always mesmerize you!
    And the lil’ one is holding the pen so right… you are a wonderful teacher!! :)

  2. In Chennai, living inside a house is like living in a hot oven in this season! The nights are worser than the days! Anyway, its good to know that you met your niece and got a nice car (the colour is cool). I do accept that it takes some guts to go to places like Delhi in peak summer!!

    Destination Infinity

  3. It is always like that with little ones. Ignore them and the chances of they taking to you are more. I have employed the technique and reaped success too :)
    Your car is a lovely shade :)

  4. Wonderful to have you back! What a fun, busy time you have had!

    Meeting Parul must have been the best! And what better when she warmed up the most to you :) Don’t worry about not seeing her, plan a trip to where she is, whenever you really miss her.

    Congratulations again on your car, and waiting for your travelogue. I just realized that I had not subscribed to your travel blog – mistake rectified now :)

  5. I’m a first-timer here. Nice and lively write-up. Glad your ‘baby psychology’ helped you gain one great friend and a sharp student…Being a rep of the male world, it goes without saying that the car looks ‘awesome;.

  6. Welcome back and congratulations on the gorgeous green car :D
    Glad you had a great trip and had lots of beautiful moments with Parul :D
    Loved all pics :)

  7. Welcome back! Your niece is sure a star! She’s very cute!! And congrats on the car! Loved the choice of color – so trendy! And the illustration! Lol!! Enjoy the mild summer in Bangalore…

  8. For some strange reason not even one pic is visible here :(
    ANyways glad that you had a great time with Parul, I know how addictive being with kids is!
    Congrats for the new member in the family ;) and waiting to read more from you!

  9. Not doubt in may north india is like tandoor!!! and still u managed to site seeing… hats off!! and u shud be awarded abravery award :))

    woow thats a nice choice FIGO and colour is awesome :)

    conngrats… I juts hope u guys get some good driving and dnt have to be stuck in bang traffic ;)

    • Ahh bangalore traffic is really horrible. actually we intend to go on long drives hence the diesel. for daily use we have two wheelers which are better suited for traffic.

  10. good to have you back! :)
    and woohoo on the car! :) congratulations!! I LOVED the colour!!
    Namma Bengaluru is the best-est city in the world!

    Looking forward to your travel posts… Hope everyone is feeling better now.

  11. Kid looks cute :) :) Congrats on the first air trip and I am yet to make one :) Car looks cool :)

    Summer is horrible, rt?? That too in Delhi, I heard it will be unbearable… :(

  12. Welcome back…I’m glad the trip of “Firsts” was a huge success. Your niece is a doll. God bless. Looking forward to more regular posts

  13. This is a bad time indeed to visit both Delhi & Ahmedabad, both are known for their scorching summers! :P The temperature here in days these days remains above 40’C, it was 43’C today! ;) Best time for both these places is October & November when its around 15-20’C.

    It is a pity they don’t let you use electronic devices while taking off and landing.

    You can use your camera & mobile (as long as its GSM, Wifi & Bluetooth radios are switched off ie., keep it on offline/airplane mode, if not available then switch off the phone). You can even use your laptop (I won’t advise, due to the rush generated by jet turbines on takeoff & the bumpy landings), tablet & mp3 player. :)

    Finally, after months of searching and comparing, we zeroed in and added a new member to our family. Wait for it…..Ford Figo Titanium (Diesel) Squeeze color

    Congrats, a very wise choice. :)

    D is so happy and excited much more than I! Men and their cars!

    He should be, Figo is an excellent car & the diesel variant is a pleasure to drive, been driving it for a year & half myself, drove it from Mumbai to Delhi as well. :D

  14. Congratulations on the car! Cool chic colour there! :)

    So you’ve been on a travelling spree! Your niece looks really really cute with the doodle-pad! :)

  15. Hi Reema! I feel bad you didnt like Delhi…………though May- June are the worst months to plan a visit to Delhi……..April would have been still good enough because of the pleasant weather!So may be next time when you plan to visit you can come in winters or early summers………….right now its boiling here………..its a menace to even travel !
    Anyway congratulations for the new car! and first flight experience is always memorable…….The best part is when the plane is about to take off…..seems like it has nitro boosters ! :P

  16. Nice captures and niece is a mini you :)

    Electronic devices while taking off and landing can be dangerous – for the aircraft, that is. Direct meeting with God particle confirmed :)

    Do write about your Delhi and Ahmedabad trips. Did you go to Mathura and Vrindavan – en route to Agra?

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