Sunday, November 2, 2014

Travelling is bliss.

Travel travel and travel..! :) 2014 has been an year of travel for me. Have been to many new places. Have got so many new friends. Tasted variety of dishes. uff now Ijust want to stay at home relaxed for quite sometime... I will definitely share my travelogue for all these places... :) Here is the list of places: Varkala Allepey - Kerala Delhi, Agra, mathura, vrindavan Kundapura Davanagere, Maari kanive/hiriyur dam Thirupathi Hyderabad Indore, Omkareshwar, Ujjain Goa :) And of course multiple trips to Mysore on various occasions :) Wait for my travel tips soon.. :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Birthdays, happiness, Celebrations and expectations..! Happiness comes from within..! :)

It was my birthday yesterday. :) Yup 07-07-14. Special number this year. 07+07 = 14 :) I somehow was not excited about the day as I used to be every year. For no reason. This year I didn't want to celebrate my bday. Didn't want to give any special meaning to it. I did not expect anyone to celebrate it for me also. So when there are least expectations, everything turns out to be a surprise for a person. :)

With some past experiences of my birthday, me expecting too much from people around and getting disappointed was common. So, this year I wanted to donate orphanage kids for their study purpose and do some useful thing. Few weeks back found out from a friend of mine about one orphanage in Wilson Garden - "Anaatha Shishu Sevashrama". Children from age group of 3 yrs to 15 yrs are here. Around 60 children. All are school going kids. Starting from play home. Had made up my mind to give them notebooks and stationery as the schools have just started.

It really pinched me when I went there and witnessed the kids. I see two extremes. One at my own apartment community where children are being given all hi-fi gadgets to play and spend their time. Lots of pocket money to lavishly spend etc. The other one is here where the children are deprived of basic necessities and some love and affection. More than that proper guidance to their studies who would want to become future pillars of this nation.

After returning from there, lot more thoughts were still in mind. A midst all these my bday did come with some surprises from friends, parents and hubby! I did cut 4 cakes. Cutting cake has become a routine now. Some flower delivery - my parents gave me a surprise. It really did bring smile on my face. A card from hubby with text "To my Darling Wife" which was like "oh WoW" for me! You may ask whats special in all these. They are all small. But ya my mom got the online bouquet delivery done for the first time. Husband who never picked up a greeting card in life gives such a romantic card. My dad's cousin and his kiddo were waiting for me at my doorstep to return from walk to greet me n gift me! :) As I had disabled Facebook notification this year, there were very few who genuinely remembered this day and wanted to wish me! All this added and made this day more special.

I didn't go for any big parties, dinners nothing. It was a simple Rice-Rasam meal at home which was more soothing at the end of the day. May be over a period of time, everyone wants to maintain low profile at some point. This time of the year was mine. I did enjoy such simple one this time. Made Jamoons myself this year for my b'day. My mom always used to prepare some sweets at home which I would like, as a gesture of celebrating b'day at home. As I cannot prepare on a Monday which is a working day for me, I did prepare on Sunday. Felt happy cooking some sweets for myself :)

When we expect the least from people around, the more happier the life is. This was so true this time :) I was happy for myself. Only thing I craved for was to spend some quality time with my loved ones and parents both of which didn't happen this year.! Though everything was there, I was trying to find happiness in something else. May be that was this.

Plan your birthdays and special occasions to yourself and don't let anyone else plan it for you. It's your day! You plan it the way you want to spend it :) Happiness comes from within :) There are always people around who would want to know what gift did I get? how did I celebrate this day etc etc. Just to make them feel happy I can't change my way..! This is my way of celebrating :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Re Kabira maan ja, Re Faqeera Maan ja... :)

Today when I started to listen this song on my mobile, many thoughts passed by. This song was so apt for me. I will tell you why a little later.

 "Life is very uncertain" - I have realized each bit of this in the last few weeks. At the same time need to accept all that comes in life and move on! After marriage life has changed a lot. Commute to mysore has come down. Attending every tom dick n harry's weddings has grown in list. Partying, late nights movies, dinners, rides what not! Life is so amazing with all these isn't it? :) No worries always stay happy. Parents are happy. In-laws are happy and Happy couple. If life is always smooth like this, when do we learn the value of it?!

 Have gained some noticeable weight over this 1.25 yrs of married life. Every Aunty who looks at me now at some or the other wedding says " Oh sadhana u have put on a little weight. U look good now.. Don't add more okay?!". Others also say, "Ur husband n MIL are taking care of you so well its visible!" So What??!! Is it the only talk on this earth that I am gaining weight! Every woman after marriage adds some more weight due to change in lifestyle and no fitness regime for months - getting ready to office, helping in kitchen, running to find the cab/bus etc etc. Definitely it adds to all the other factors of they taking care of me really well.

There were only two persons who wanted me to keep fit with some fitness regime. Mom n hubby. Mom knowing the complexities the life would offer in future she kept on saying this. Okay its time to hit treadmill as every aunty is able to figure out I have gained weight...

It wasn't an easy way out for me! But ya it did discover lots of things in my body. Every girl cares about her facial, eyebrow shape, nail shape, hair style etc But how many of us would care about each internal organs too?! Not many frankly speaking. Routine medical checkups are not our cup of tea :) Making faces at it. Oh I am all healthy is the thinking. No a BIG No to all those who think in those lines.

When I first hit the gym, it was a good feeling. First 15 days was quite normal. Later on there were few symptoms which kept me away from being productive in office at all.. Over drowsiness and dizziness. Drinking electrol as everyone of you reading this post would have thought didn't help me much. I quit Gym. 15 days I was normal. It started all over again without Gym also. I went through simple blood test to check if I am anemic. It gave a surprising result. Yes I was Hypothyroidic. 5 out of 1000 women get this. It has no cure. Just take one tablet as everyone takes for BP and Diabetes generally to provide thyroxyne supplement to body. Nothing more to be done for this. This was the cause for me to put on weight. My colleagues had even thought I was expecting a baby looking at my growing size and puffiness in face n neck. Few did ask me also.

There are many such no cure diseases caused by Antibodies in our own body. Ppl only know about big names like AIDS, CANCER, H1N1 etc.. It is not something major which I have got. But ya, when you know that you have to take medicine for life time and have to keep urself fit all the time it did make me think for a min. I had 100s of questions in my mind. I am lucky enough to have my friends, parents, cousins who are all supportive and knowledgeable in medical field in someway or the other to convince me. I easily accepted it as I am the reason for it. My husband did ask me to take it practically and move on. True it is. If earlier itself I had at least made walking as my daily routine, may be it would have helped.!

When I read the imbalance a thyroxyne harmone can cause to a human body, I really felt that there is so much to know about our own self. Every organ is so important to live with. Only fitness and walking regime can prevent all these. Prevention is better than cure is 100% true.

Never ever compromise on that 30 mins of your time daily reserved for walking/yoga/Gym/whatever! It is so much important! Take care of each organ of your body! They dont have replacement warranty. :-)

When I was pondering about all these thoughts in my mind and this song started playing in mobile "Re kabira maan ja, re Faqeera maan ja.."

Monday, September 23, 2013

Here I am back to blogging again! :) Last week when I was thinking need to get back to this routine, Mansi also asked me y I haven't written it for so long.. :-) It feels good when someone remembers my blog and is missing it ;) So here I am motivated again to make sometime and start to pen here :-) Its long time after I blogged, clicked pics, read novels, wrote my diary..! All my usual routines have gone to a cupboard and settled down! :-) Now I am married and a responsible woman u see! ;) Not finding much time to give it to myself :( As every other Bangalorean I too have started cribbing about my time running in B'lore traffic! Commute time from office back home is eating my time...! Lots of lunch/dinner invites, wedding invites what not?! Something or the other is keeping me busy busy! I was overwhelmed when I clicked Ganesha festival celebrations at our apartment last Sunday. My photography skills got refreshed! ;) and now back to blogging! Yay! I hope to continue to write regularly .. Have made lots of new friends. New life.. new home.. new belongingness.. :) Right now I am listening to Fever 104 Show from Rubina while I am writing this blog :-) All 90's songs is being played.. Nice show :-) Here is a pic attached with this post from my recent clicks..! :-) Wait for more write-ups in the coming days..! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

New phase...!

Uff so many confusions before the new year! Moving to a different phase of life. Moving to an independant house from shared paying guest accomodation. How on earth parents think so much and so many unwanted things all at a time I dont know..

Have been living with roommates for almost five and half years now. M used to this style of living by sharing everything with them by now, updating day today status among ourselves, gossips, fun, fights, nightouts and what not!

Now all of a sudden, I have chosen to live alone in a 1BHK house with self cooking and self sustained life. Major concern from everyone being I cannot live alone and I get bored as I am used to live with roommates. hmmm actually yes. But need to compromise on some or the other things in life ya! come on! have been sharing things with roomies, have been adjusting to the okay dokay type of food in PG and some or the other non-sensic n never ending comments from PG owner! Uff what not! Above all 20km of distance to office one way! All that is coming to an end from 1st of January.

U might ask then whats my problem now? Why m I cribbing in the beginning itself.. Buy this, buy that, if ur frnds come home, how much u ll cook in this small vessel; so a bigger one. One more for this occasion .. Uff m tired already. What all does these Mom's think M surprised about their vast thinking capacity! Once you solve one issue, one more starts. The next topic, oh I cant leave u alone from day one in new house. Not that she is scared or i will get scared. I will be alone so would like to give company for few days.

I am really tired convincing them.

Ah how can I forget the next important point?! :) Guess what?

A big list of instructions has started pouring in from the day I paid advance to the owner
- Don't let guys come in to the house
- DOnt get ur friends who are boys to house, dont give neighbours a chance to start to talk about u
- Keep the house clean
- Cook and eat. dont eat out anymore
- ...
- ..
- .. and the list goes on.. !

heheh wonder how come everyone become like this as soon as they get the responsibility of kids..

Anyways new year is gonna be something new. Hoping it to make the best year in my life with loads of good memories :)

Sadh :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New day.. New thought.. :)

Yuppie here I'm back on my blog after more than an year!
As it is the end of 2011, all the TV channels start showing the whole year's event calendar as a re-cap now and all the news papers will have one additional supplement with the main sheet. Also on Jan 1st one calendar sheet with a bird or a lamp or any model's photo on it.. Ah! Usual routine :)

And to add to this, few ppl start making their new year resolution and few more start arguing on this context whats their in resolution blah blah as if they have been given the task of changing the mindset of Ppl. :)

But for me, When it comes to the year end, somehow I will be looking forward to change the calendar, wait for something refreshing... Getting bored of changing the channels not being able to watch the same re-caps everywhere :)

Ah I'm feeling glad at the end of this year that I could accomplish 80% of my resolutions for this year! :) Sounds like an objective setting and review in office right? hahah :)

New year is gonna begin with some interesting tasks for me! I will be getting loads of time for myself, setting up my house, Getting to know the new locality, some new plans for adventures n interests are in line. Giving an end to my PG life. Self sustained life of mine is gonna start with some cooking, house decoration experiments. They aren't my resolutions. But kinda waiting to start myself getting involved in this apart from the routine which is there for Big 5 years in Bangalore now!

Looking forward for an Awesome, eventful and Joyous year ahead! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

"ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ"

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ IT ನಗರಿಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಎಷ್ಟು ಅನ್ನೋದು ಯೋಚನಾರ್ಹ ವಿಷಯ. ಇದು ಇಲ್ಲೇ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳೆದಿರುವವರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಎಷ್ಟು ಅಂತ. ಹೀಗೆ ಇದನ್ನೇ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವೊಂದು ಸುವರ್ಣ ವಾಹಿನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸಾರವಾಯಿತು. ಅದನ್ನು ನೋಡುವಾಗ ನನಗೆ ಕೆಲವು ಯೋಚನೆಗಳು ಬಂದವು. ಅದನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡ್ತಿದೀನಿ.

ಎಲ್ಲಾ ವಾಹಿನಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಮಾಡುವ ಮುಖ್ಯ ವಿಷ್ಯ "IT ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ". ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡ್ತಾ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೋದು. ನಾನು ಒಬ್ಬ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್‌ವೇರ್ ಇಂಜಿನಿಯರ್ ಆಗಿ, ನನ್ನ ಸುತ್ತ ನಡೆಯುವ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಆಗು-ಹೋಗುಗಳನ್ನು ನೋಡಿರುವ ನಾನು ಇದು ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಡೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಸುವುದಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಹೇಳಬಲ್ಲೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಕಂಪನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡೇತರ ನೌಕರರಾಗಿದ್ದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾತನಾಡಲು ಕಲಿತಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಕೊಡುವ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.

ಇದರ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯದೆನೇ ಜೀವನ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿರುವಾಗ ಏಕೆ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕು ಅನ್ನುವವರೂ ಇದಾರೆ. ಅದೇನೇ ಇರಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ವರ್ಷ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ದಿನದಂದು ಮಾತ್ರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಎಂದು ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಹಾರಾಡುವ ಜನ ಬೇರೆ ದಿನ ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಗಮನ ಕೊಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಇಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾತನಾಡುವ ಟಿವಿ ವಾಹಿನಿಗಳು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳುವ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ನಾವು ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಹಾಗೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದಕ್ಕೂ ಸರ್ಕಾರವನ್ನು ದೂಷಿಸುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸರಿ? ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಜನರ ಮನವೊಲಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವೇ? ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬರಿಗೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅಭಿಮಾನ ಎಲ್ಲಿಯವರೆಗೆ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೋ ಅಲ್ಲೀವರೆಗೂ ಏನೂ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ.

ಮತ್ತೊಂದೆಡೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಜವಾಬ್ಧಾರಿ ಏನು ಅಂತ ಯೋಚಿಸೋಣ? ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆ ಕಲಿಯದೇ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನೇ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕು ಅಂತ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಗೊಳಿಸಿದರೆ ಜಾಗತೀಕರಣವಾಗುತಿರುವ ಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಕಷ್ಟ. ಆದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಕಲಿಕೆಯ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನಾಗಿಸಿದೆ. ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಕೋರ್ಸ್‌ಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಸಹ ಇದನ್ನು ಅಳವಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ನೆರೆ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರಾಟಿಗರಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಇರುವಂತೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ಮೀಸಲಾತಿಯನ್ನು ತಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಬದಲಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಮೆರಿಟ್ ಆಧಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡುವ ಅವಕಾಶ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಇದು ಎಷ್ಟರ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸರಿ ಎಂದು ಗೊತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕೆ ಪರ ವಿರೋಧ ಎರಡೂ ಮಾತನಾಡುವವರಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಭಾಷಾಭಿಮಾನ ಎಲ್ಲರಲ್ಲೂ ಮೂಡಿದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರವೇ ಇದಕೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅರ್ಥ. ಅದು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಇನ್ಫೋಸಿಸ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿಯವರು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಇವರಿಗೆ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಪ್ರತಿ ವಾದ ವಿವಾದದಲ್ಲೂ ಇವರ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಮಧ್ಯ ತರುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸರಿ?

ಪರ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದಾಗ ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯದೇ ಬದುಕು ಸಾದ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅಲ್ಪ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಕಲಿತು ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುವ ಜನ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯುವುದು ಒಂದು ಅವಮಾನದ ಸಂಗಂತಿಯಂತೆ ಭಾವಿಸುವುದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರದ್ದಾಗಿರಬೇಕು.

"ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡಂ ಗೆಲ್ಗೆ"