My daddy strongest

Calvin with his father
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Calvin with his father

Daddy knows it all …

 

My daddy strongest …

He was our google to all those silly questions we had as kids or then maybe even now.

He built our home library full of interesting books before we had the luxury of browsing Crossword.

He taught us money management before we could spell Warren Buffet.

He was our atlas much before we discovered the powers of Google Maps.He almost every time was able to help us locate any city/country on the map.

He was our holiday planner, much more customized than SOTC and Thomas Cook could ever imagine to be.

He was our Travel & Living channel, giving us interesting stories from his many trips across India and abroad.

He was our first bartender who introduced us to the many bottles in his bar and taught us to drink responsibly.

And finally, he was our first ATM. He was there much before ICICI and HDFC even started.

Dad, be there for us as always …. Cheers!

A walk in mom’s garden

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Mom is a gardener at heart. She’s the one who believes that singing to her plants helps them grow better. She takes care of her garden just like it was one of her kids.

The recent attraction in her little garden has been this really attractive green mirchi [chilli].

mirchi lagi kya

And then there are some beautiful flowers at full blossom in this lovely monsoon season. See the water droplets.

my wet look

Oh, and I managed to notice some tweeters in the garden too.

real tweeters

Snapshots from Diwali

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A few photos from our Diwali Celebrations. The star lantern is my favourite. I love the way I was able to get the reflection.

diwali rangoli diwali lantern star
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Diwali gets even more exciting depending on the number of gifts which come to your house. This year I decided to get kiddy and opened up all the gifts at home. Nothing exciting for me but the ladies seemed to like the stuff which came in. While on gifting I remembered the lovely Cadbury Celebrations – Tohfa ad which was recently aired a little before Diwali just to remind people that how personalized gifts mean a lot.

Around the Diwali time we also celebrate a little ritual called ankut“. This is another version of “chappan bhog” which means 56 dishes are prepared and served to the lord that afternoon. You end up eating a lot and by the end of it your stomach has no place for even a glass of water to end the meal. There is a complete meal of rice, kadi, dahi, papad, mithais, fried wafers, sharbat, kheerni and a lot of other nuggets.

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