Wednesday, June 30, 2010



When ever I see any golden wrist watch, I remember her face!! I feel the pain in my heart and my mind travels 13 years back. That day, life taught me a great lesson.
Being the first daughter in my family, I was pampered a lot and showered with lot of gifts on my every birthday! Till today (this month, I will celebrate my 36th birthday with the same pampering, actually more, as my husband and my two kids have joined the group). And among those gifts, every year I have got a watch from one or other relative. So I never took trouble to buy one for me.
13 years back, I got this gold plated, beautiful watch from my aunt. It had golden rings connected with each other to form into a beautiful watch. I loved it so much and it was always on my wrist.
During those days I was attending the computer classes. One evening, I went to the class in my bike, of course with the watch on my wrist.
When I came back!! Alas!! There was no watch on my wrist. I got panic!! I felt like I lost everything! I started crying. I went back to the class, taking care to check on the road for my lovely watch. I did not get it in the class. I was feeling so sad; I cursed myself for not taking care of it. I scolded that unknown person, who might have got it!! While returning back from the class, I came very slowly to check on the road again. When I came across the hump on the road where I always reduce the speed while riding the bike, I hoped that I would get my watch there only. I went near the hump and checked it! It was not there. There was a house which was under construction near the hump. Hoping that may be the watchman of that house might have got it; I went near his house and called him. There was no reply! After waiting for few minutes (Cursing that watchman in my mind), I almost shouted near the door. 
A lady came out of the house. She might be in her early twenties or may be still younger. She was a beautiful village girl. I asked her whether did she get any watch on the road or near by. I was shocked when I heard saying “Madam, I am not allowed to come out of the house. I came out, as you were shouting. I lost my husband(watchman) just few days back, and waiting for the owner of the house to come and allow me to go back to my village” She had tears in her eyes. Then only I observed her plain face. She was not wearing anything other than the pain of loosing her husband at so young age.
Life taught me a lesson, not to cry for small things. There is so much to appreciate and thank God for all good things.  For many days I did not think about my lost watch and I did not wear any other watch also.

Keep Smiling,

Sunday, June 27, 2010

पेड़ - Hindi poem by me (Pulled from my other blog)

Hi All
This poem is pulled by my another blog ( Nivedita's Kitchen). 
Click  here for more details about how and when did I write this poem.

Here is the poem:

                    (PEDH- TREE)




                MAIN BADALTA HOON RANG
                HAR RUTU KE SANG
                KAR KAR WAAR MUJH PAR

         YEH SANSAR

               MERI SABSE BINATI HAI

पेड़ है मेरा नाम

मैं हूँ पक्षियों का धाम 

मेरा फल सबको भाया

मैं देता हूँ सबको छाया 

मैं बदलता हूँ रंग हर रुतु के संग 

मुझसे बनता भी है घर 

कर कर वार मुझ पर 

अगर बचाना है यह संसार 

करलो  प्यार 

मत करो मुझ पर वार

मेरी सबसे बिनती है

लगाओ हर घर में एक पौधा

आगे होगा सबको सुविधा 

Keep smiling,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನೀನೇ

ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನೀನೇ  
ನನ್ನ ಮನದಂಗಳದ 
ನೆನಪಿನ ಮರದಲ್ಲಿ
ಎಲೆ ಹೂವು ಹಣ್ಣು 
ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನೀನೇ !!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


ನಿನ್ನ ನೆನಪು ಬಂದಾಗ 
ಮನಸ್ಸು ಹುಚ್ಚು ಕುದುರೆ 
ಆಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿ ನೀ ಎಂದಾಗ 
ಹರಿಯಿತಾಗ ಕಣ್ಣೀರ ಧಾರೆ 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Story and theory!!

Hi All, 

Very interesting but confusing title right??? This thought came in my mind, when I read the story which was for my elder daughter in her Kannada book. 

The title of the story was "ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಬಾಳೋಣ" ("Let's live together")

The story goes like this : (it is in Kannada, I am trying to translate it into (my!!)English : 

There were many animals in a thick forest.  And there was a boy who lived with his parents near that forest. All the animals were his friends.
There was a fox who was planning to hunt for 2 little birds. And one day it was successful to catch the birds. The birds started crying and they called all the animals to help but no one helped the birds!!! 
The boy who was playing with his elephant friend heard the crying and came running to help the birds. He scolded the fox for such a shameful act!!! The birds were saved and flied away happily.

The elephant called all the animals for a meeting and he discussed with all the animals. And they came to a conclusion and took an oath that " we will not hurt any one. LET'S LIVE TOGETHER"!!! 

This story is told to 4 to 6 years children. The child grows up with these things in his/her mind. But when the same child goes to 4th or 5th standard, he is introduced to  "Survival of the fittest" theory which explains that it is very  natural for any animal to kill the other animal for its survival!!!!

How are you going to explain the child about which one is true!!!

Please keep in mind that, I am not against Panchtantra stories or any thing similar to that! and I have not studied the theory in deep. 

This was just a thought came in my mind, when I read the story for my daughter!!!

Any suggestions are welcome!!! 
Keep Smiling,