Thursday, 4 December 2014

First Time ever...

Oh yes.. ! First time ever in my whole life of 31 years today some one totally unknown and stranger pronounced my name correctly..

I purchased some baby outfits online today and as per the policy of website I was suppose to receive a confirmation call as I am paying by 'cash on delivery'. Somehow the call got disconnected before I could receive. I thought of giving a try for call back as most of these auto-generated calls do not have receiving facility.

But, it seems that my stars were totally shining bright.. My call gets diverted to typical 'Press 1 for & Press 2 for..' kind of system. Once pressing the correct number, I am greeted by this Girl/Lady asking me how she should be helping me. I tell her my problem and Baam... !! She asks, Am I speaking to Ms. Mrunmayigauree? no pronunciation mistake, no twisting or breaking my name at odd intervals not even changing my gender... I am very much impressed..

She did the formality which was supposed to be done through the call and again asks me if anything else needs to be done...

I took some moments to come out of trans post overjoy... thanked her for her service and kept the phone...

She must have been the first person ever who has pronounced my name correctly in first go... This really matters to me as most of the time I have to correct people for their pronunciation OR tell them is Ms/Mrs not Mr Mrunmayigauree..

Thank you stranger... well you made my day in a way..

That is the office name plate at my desk, person in-charge of getting them made had specifically called me to make sure if it was ok to reduce the font size and to keep only surname and not husbands name...

P.S. I have been quite busy to upload any new post since a very long time, I will be updating soon.. bear with me.. 3 new posts are around 50% complete and shall be on the blog hopefully by this weekend..

Sunday, 16 November 2014

हफ्ते की कहानी , मोबाईल की जुबानी..... (Week 7)

Apart from a heavy feeling due to massive sweet binge and joining office after four day long break, highlight of week was me falling sick with urine infection taking leave on Friday due to heavy fever..

Sailor themed play suit gifted by baba..
Leg workout: Baby style for baba
More workouts
Posing in new dress stitched by grandma
More workouts... by the time I have taken this picture, poor baba is totally exhausted after a set of 20 leg pull-ups 

Hubby dropped me to office on our two wheeler 
Sky was amazing that evening..
It's hard to choose between peep-toes and squeaky shoes   
 This is the only picture I took in whole day. Clicked it just before visiting doctor as I was feeling feverish. Doctor gave a concerned look when I told him about fever and urine infection which led to a heavy dose of anti-bio-tics.

I had heavy fever through Thursday night, so office was bunked. I went for urine and blood sampling in the morning. I spent whole day in bed recovering from post fever weakness and that made Svara really happy.
Wondering what her mother is doing at home so late 
Hubby cooked Anda Bhurgi for dinner..

Saturday, 15 November 2014

हफ्ते की कहानी , मोबाईल की जुबानी..... (Week 6)

Diwali week... so much fun, I took leave on Friday after holiday on Thursday, so it was a loooong weekend... I ate quite a lot of sweets and tons of fried food so surely have put on weight and need to reduce.. other than weight gaining guilt, it was a good week we spent.. :-)

Selfie fever continues.. her face totally cracks me whenever I see this picture 

She helped us with Faral preparation
Totally loved these cushion covers at Home Town
Yummy Besan laddoos, obviously made by mother-in-law 

Morning ritual... checking whatsapp on behalf of both parents..

Rangoli shopping

We made this for Rangoli competition at office

Rangoli Selfie

Selfie with office friends

Lunch was taken at Banana Leaf as Lunch group Diwali treat
This in frock 01 out of three frocks my amazing friend has gifted 
Organized bed spread lasted for 2 minutes

Chilaxing and plotting the scheme for destroying the bed..
Selfies are best distractions...
Diwali tub bath.. ;-)
Rangoli with Paper quelling diya
Dress 02
This new dress is from sister-in-law
Flower Rangoli
We went to Panvel for Bhaubij/Bhaidooj
Dress 03
Harmonium time..
Classy Diwali dinner on last day of Diwali...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Thank you Dr. Salk...

Yes, really, thanks a million to you Dr. Salk...
If you don't know who is Dr. Jonas Salk, as I did till today morning, I suggest you go ahead and visit these pages,

Dr. Salk invented vaccine for Polio...
Here in Mumbai, we have Polio campaigns happening twice/ thrice every year with public booths offering the vaccine along with childcare hospitals. Additional to this, polio vaccine representative visit door-to-door to find out if any kid below 5 years has missed the dose. I personally started taking them seriously after Svara was born; strangely it never ever occurred to me to just browse through internet to check who is the inventor of this drug or even why it has been most important campaign in India.
We our selves have received the vaccine twice from the representative visiting home. After dose is given, they colour Svara's small finger nail of left hand is by a permanent marker. The mark remains around a week on her nail, so that we can show it (as a proof) to any other representative visiting during the period.
A boy holds up his inked finger to show that he had received his dose of polio drops, on Pulse Polio immunisation programme, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday. Photo:M.Periasamy.
I could find this image on official website of The Hindu in the article titled, 'Pulse polio: Coimbatore district achieves 98.36 per cent'
Today, it is Dr. Salk's 100th birthday and Google has a very cute doodle in the main search window... I am really happy to get hold of such important information regarding polio and the great researcher of the anti-dot drug for this deadly disease.
You can also check the link below to read about the FAQ's about Polio and it's vaccine,

Saturday, 25 October 2014

First Haircut : a short documentary on baby hair fashion ;-)

Last week Svara had her first hair cut, as per the typical ritual cycles a baby undergoes in most parts of India, we managed (read me and my husband) to skip the 'mundan' ceremony as we really wished to maintain her birth hair (or whatever you call them) as it is. Her hair are smooth, soft and plenty in volume so why to shave them of.. of course there are loads of scientific reasons given (baby gets thicker, fuller hair etc.) but somehow we are and will be hesitating from the same.

Here's the picture collage of baby hair styles we have tried in last 15 months..
Haircut was done by my super cool maasi who runs a Beauty Salon/ Parlor/ Spa. Baby has visited her place many times with me and was very excited as something was done for her while she was seated (read standing) on one of the fancy chairs in parlor. I was worried how she may react when water spray and scissor was in close proximity, but she proved me wrong. She was cool and comfortable and was happy to hold a tail comb while hair were being cut.
Pre and Post haircut..
So that's how she looks now... and we are totally waiting for her hair to grow longer than earlier...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

हफ्ते की कहानी , मोबाईल की जुबानी..... (Week 5)

I had one holiday on Wednesday due to State Elections, so this week passed very quickly, no night-outs by Svara and we have started with Diwali cleaning...

Best friend of my husband visited our house, who had to board his train around afternoon from Bandra. We went to drop him at train station and spent rest of the time rarely visited western suburbs. We went to Sea-face and then to candies for pastry and milkshakes.
 She was not very happy to leave but when I told her we are going to get 'Khau' that's her reaction you see in the last picture.
Dress code for doodling is something fancy like Halter/ backless I guess...
Baby corn, Mushroom rice in cheese sauce for dinner : this recipe I will surely share over here very soon... so yummy.. everyone loved it 
Election Day: we visited Panvel to fulfil our duties as good citizens of the country.
This picture is actually a good evidence to how Svara has really mastered the skill to convince her grandmas to let go off their mobiles.
And now we are demonstrating in front of you our latest purchase : Set of Philips Speakers. (This demo will be conducted by our senior executive 'Baby' and her junior assistant 'Baba') 
My office friend got these Special Namkeen from Indore
To compensate with binging on Thursday, I snacked on sprouted moong in office.
We had super fun taking selfies..
Champi... Tel molish
more selfie pictures.. : )

Thursday, 16 October 2014

हफ्ते की कहानी , मोबाईल की जुबानी..... (Week 4)

Holidays are over... I am tired after Pune visit, its a tough task to handle a hyperactive toddler while travelling by car (I have travelled by rest of the transport means such as sleeper bus and long distance train when baby as just few months old) but car travel is super tiring... I need recovery holiday after holiday...

We visited minimum 3 families related to us in Pune all were very happy to see baby, she got tones of pampering. I had to be on my toes all the time from keeping baby away from touching/Spoiling valuable crafty decorative objects, switchboards, electronics etc. as none of the houses we visited were child proof...
No photos of Sunday...I was thoroughly tired by the time we took a break at my mother's place before reaching home.
Only picture from Monday, went to super market for grocery shopping
We celebrated birthday of two office friends

कोजागिरी औक्षण : custom to honour the eldest child in each generation.
Aai papa...papppaaaa... papppaaaa..... deyyyyyna...
Dressed-up to celebrate Grandmas birthday..
Her first haircut... :' )