Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This post is a prologue for a series of posts related to funny incidents in married life. It will be a peek into my mis-happenings as a new bride (nayi dulhan). I will not mislead the readers to think that I will be publicizing my personal life or put my private moments with my special someone on this blog for everyone to read. That will not happen! Readers who assume like that will end up being disappointed! :)
Monday, March 22, 2010
My best friend is getting married!!! Wow! I feel so pleased, happy and excited. I am jumping with joy... And this news is doubly-delightful because I hear it on the 4-month anniversary of my wedding...
I am so damn happy for you dear. Falling in love and marrying your love... This is the best thing that can happen to anyone...
This is the occasion to disclose the dream that I got about him long long time back. Okay Mandu, don't get angry! I really have to reveal it! ;-)
I dreamt that all of our friends had decided to play a game. Each person has to do something to shock the rest of the persons. The person who does the best is the winner. And I vividly remember what our Mandu did to shock us. Well, some part of it is censored. So, I won't write about it. To summarize the whole thing, what our Mandu did, was to arrange the stage ready for a wedding ritual and he actually got married and that was his act to shock us. I felt bad (in my dream) that he did not even bother to inform the wedding date earlier. It was indeed a weird way to shock us!!! Now in a way my dream has come true! Mandu, you shocked me with this pleasant surprise ;-)
I wish you, couple, a life full of everything. Let the magic of love bind you together till eternity!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
It was a lullaby(thaalatu) sung (in his PerumaaL thirumozhi) for Lord Sri Rama by Sri Kulasekara Alwar (more details here).
My Paati would often replace the word Raaghavane (in the last line of the verse above) with my name and sing it. It would feel so personal as though she is singing just for me. And she would be singing just for me! :D
I wish to record this song in her voice... I do not know when I will get to meet her. Sometimes life changes so much that you can't help being lonely and longing for our closed ones. Even a far-off friend can make us feel so warm and yet a person right next to us may make us feel very distant.
I would not want to continue in these lines else this post would lose its meaning.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Last week we attended the upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony) of my cousin. The purohit who did the ceremony helped us understand the nuances of each mantram and we even got to know the historical(mythological) background behind a famous mantram. I do not want to spoil the show by revealing the name of the mantram right here. Read on and enjoy! :)
Hence when a person takes up brahmacharyam, he is given a dhandi(stick) of porasu maram.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
"I wanted a perfect ending.
the hard way,
that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories
don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing,
having to change,
taking the moment
making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next.
- Gilda Radner, 1946-1989