Monday, November 19, 2012

Diwali 2012

This Year We celebrated Diwali in a great style.

We indulged ourselves in the true Diwali Spirit!

Krishna Handcrafted the Traditional Diwali Lantern. The Lantern took one whole week and was a meticulously crafted by Krishna everyday even after a tedious day at work! Pratham was always around to help him when he needed scissors or glue. The end result was a perfectly symmetrical and colourful Lantern which was a sight for sore eyes!! Atta Boy Krishna!

We prepared Traditional Sweets. Preparations were on from the week before Diwali. The items included Tikhat(spicy) Shankarpali and Phoa Chivdo. But we made 3 items on Diwali eve!! yup! and those were God(sweet) Shankarpali,Pita Guli(Laddoo) and Chakli.

On Diwali day, Shraddha and Krishna applied oil to Pratham. It was deja vu!! as we reminisced how we massaged him as a baby and his antics then!! After hot water baths, we prepared 5 types of Pho(Puffed Rice) as is tradition. This was offered as Naivedya (food offering to God) along with the sweets. Krishna Gifted Shraddha a Necklace Set during the Arati. After the Arati, all of us sat down for a heavy breakfast!!

Evening was celebrated with a little lakshmi pooja. Shraddha put some rangolis near the doorstep and Krishna Lit a Lamp. We decorated all our balconies with decorative lights and of course our Lantern took the centre place!! Pratham wanted it in his balcony and that's where it was installed. The house thus fully lit, we went off for a round of crackers! We had bought a carton full of crackers. This year Pratham enjoyed lighting sparklers, Jameen Chakra and Fountains!! We did not buy bombs frankly because we dont see them as enjoyable or for that matter safe. even then we had a little incident of a Fountain bursting on Krishna's Hand while he was lighting it with an agarbatti!! Thank god nothing but a few hairs got signed!!!

Pratham drew and painted a Diwali Picture! It was a project going on for a few days before Diwali  but he completed the majority of the painting on Diwali afternoon.

Here are some snapshots of our Great Diwali.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Our Anniversary Today :-)

Today is our wedding aniiversary and the 6th anniversary at that.

6 blissful years!!!! how soon they passed !!!!

The day in itself is special to both of us.

and this year it is even extra special... :-)

We didnt plan anything great for this special day. Both of us had offices to attend. But yes both of us did give their individual set of friends a treat.

We think one of the two exciting things that happened today were the cards exchange.

Shraddha this time had a little treasure hunt for cards organised. When Krishna went for his bath, she arranged the cards such that he could have a lively treasure hunt.

The first card of placed on the bed. It had a nice little fridge magnet and on the envelope was the clue to the next card

"Where Shall I hang this?
You get the next card aft tis!!!"

Krishna answered in a jiffy and rushed to the refrigerator. There he found the next card in a golden envelope.

The clue here said

"Same of this colour, the items we have;
Where do we keep them, There do you drive !! "

"This is easy" Says Krishna and rushed to the locker. He opened it and found the next card cum clue

" Safe of our own, safe as this lock,
Where do I hide this key bunch,
Where is the stock? "

So off when Krish to the pillow. and he found the other card and yup the clue. :-)

"My Fav Hobby , What is that?
The next one's there rat-a- tat"

That surely meant the book shelf. As he fished the fifth card out from amidst the books, he read

" U Search and U search, but you dont find it,
In the most obvious place, this one,
last but not the least"

Now this ones a tough nut!!!!

It was a joy to see krish search high and low, right and left !!! But still no card!!!!

neways Shraddha gave a hint " Its not in the house" and off she went for her bath.

In this time, krishna arranged her cards. and when she came out there ... she found one on her saree and another in the saree!! and then another on her jewellery box and then another in the book she was reading and yet another in her key drawer and ofcourse another in her purse.

and later when she opened the card door, there was a lovely bouquet of flowers on her seat!!!!
Gosh her happiness knew no bounds!!! it was such a happy sight!!!

The day thus started wonderfully.

Krishna's mom and dad had come over for the new year and MIL dear prepared "Sanjori" a special Konkani Sweet.

So dressed in new outfits, the jolly couple made their way to their respective offices.

Come afternoon, Shraddha had yet to keep the last card in the lot. While her other friends waited for her at "Charcoal", she went to the HP parking lot and using her spare car key deposited the last (but not the least) card on the driver seat along with a small present.

and the off she went to treat her friends.

After the individual treats were done with, both Shraddha and Krishna left their offices and went off for a jolly walk on the MG road.

Of course the intended destination was the Portrait Kiosk. After having sketched couple portrait, both walked hand in hand back to the car.

AND Imagine Krishna's surprise when he saw a giant sized card on the seat!!!

This surely was a day of surprises and happiness.

ANY one out there ... who can tell us why this anniversary was special?

Friday, April 28, 2006

Something after a long time...

yeah, a post after soooo long!! some months infact. But both of us have been extremely busy and hence have been unable to touch the blog.

But surely doent mean that we do not have interesting stuff happening. For that matter we have been travelling a lot. The major places worth mentioning are Pondicherry and Rajasthan.

We are still in the process of refining our photographs. will post them as soon as we can.

(We are eyeing the upcoming long weekend. But then there are scores of other errands to do.)

But we do promise to keep you posted.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Our Anniversary

Dec 22 was our Wedding anniversary. Our 5th anniversary actually.

But we didnt celebrate it this year.

Simply coz, Krishna's Dad got operated on that day.

Yes he is fine and doing great.

our celebration is still pending. Havent decided yet what to do or where to go?

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Shraddha wins appreciation.

Shraddha won a delivery performance certificate of appreciation at her work place.

It was awarded to her by the AG lead as a token of recognition of her exemplary work in her project team.

She was also given a cute watch as a momento.

This calls for a celebration rite?