Wedding outtakes

  • The bride was the cynosure of all eyes, but I observed the thayir vada stole the show 😛
  • The amount of time your saree will remain prim and proper is directly proportional to the crankiness level of your infant.
  • You will be admonished on being ‘on diet‘ even if you are eating six meals a day, plus assorted snacks and juices.
  • The only accessory you can carry to the wedding venue is your baby bag – what? why do you need a purse or phone.
  • The baby will fall asleep not during the loud music show, or while meeting the hoards of relatives but only when it is time for you to step on to the stage to wish the couple.
  • When finally, finally you get the time to sit and cherish the awesome gulab jamun one last time, the baby will create a ruckus to go home.

On being a mom

“You already know how to raise a baby. The only new thing for you is giving birth to one”, said one of my sisters-in-law, when a pregnant me was cajoling with her kid. Though shocked, I laughed it off and proceeded to play with my nephew. Seeing him, I reminisced, how I had held him four hours after his birth and took care of him for two days, when his mom was resting after an operation. Later that night, I shared this incident with Zack, he smiled and said lets see whats in store for us. You will be an awesome mom, he assured, you are so natural with kids.

With Moo, I have had some new experiences and observations, which nobody told me, nor did I read about it anywhere.

  • Just borns are not exactly very cute-sy. It takes some time for all the features to develop and gain shape. Moo had a very interesting case. Her left eye was smaller than her right, making her look non-human most of the times. She had a very large forehead with zero hair on her head. It took two to three months for her to stop resembling like a bald monkey and get all aww + oohworthy.
  • Routine is more important than schedule. No use of downloading or noting the feeding and play chart from the internet or the pediatric, the baby will eat when hungry and sleep when tired. I had this habit of putting her to sleep at 8pm when she was four months old, which is the recommended age for getting babies into a daily schedule. She followed it for two weeks or so, then third week onward started howling and screeching when placed into her cradle. Gradually, she understood that after clothes-change and feed, its time to go to sleep.
  • Your sleep is gone, until your kid goes to college.
  • Patience is a virtue, but when you become a mom, it becomes a necessity. They wake up at 2am, when you are so very sleepy, your eyes are refusing to open, but they want to play or simply stare at you. You have to patiently wait till they get tired and calculate the minutes as to when the wide eyed dragon will finally start lolling and you can flop back into the bed.
  • Babies take time to know you.Moo never even looked at me until she was four months old, let alone smile. I used to long for her to smile at me, but she would squeal and laugh at the WALL instead.
  • Now this may work for some, or it may not for others. But in my experience, putting on Vicks Vaporub on Moo’s feet and then putting on socks always ensured she stayed warm throughout cool nights.
  • Making baby food and feeding Moo separately does not work. We have to make her eat along with us, when we are having our foods.

And the learning’s are still in progress 🙂


People leave old footwear in the showroom and walk away with the new one. Just like that. As if the showroom is a dump yard 😯

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SBI has a rule where in if you want to change your phone number registered in internet banking, you download the application and submit it to the bank manager of your branch in person. Completely killing the concept of ‘internet’ banking.

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We buy the mobile phone so that it remains ‘mobile’ all the time. Whats its use if it remains immobile at one place getting charged always? I have the land line for that no.

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Mummy watches one Hindi TV serial drama every night. In todays time and age, the lead actress was doing a shiva mantra jap on one leg to ‘attain’ the hero that too in heavy rain. I think the director added the rain bit to make the idea more appealing 🙄

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One day, some day I will finally decode the mystery that is the perfect hairstyle for Indian summers for normal working class people.