Summer Musings


During my childhood days, if I think of that now, those are real golden days witth lots of space to play with friends with timely food at friend’s place n timely check of my mother where we are if she is at home…

That time, my grandma was in a independent house where there were many trees in backyard–  mango, lemon, jackfruit… flowers like jasmine, hibiscus n much more.. during summer time, we would form a gang of friends, me, my sis and our neighbours at that time we would be nearly 10 ppl  including us… at times friends would bring their relatives too…it would be real fun throughout entire summer holidays…
we would play pillar holding to the tree branches… then we would sit on the window sills playing train game… when we open the doors of the windows, it becomes a compartment  on n on…then, teacher n student game, then there was a wide play ground in the middle of my place n grandma’s place… there, in the evening at 4pm.. we would mark the attendance for the evening games…like cricket, sevenstones, run n catch, skipping n much more….
Also, during summer we would have a gala time helping grandmom for making vadams n vathals…it would be a yum time eating….n  making pickles too… we would wait for summer hols especially for these(a foodie soul exactly… ha …ha..) …  we did not go for vacations every year for summer.. instead, we would play with a gang of friends every year(new n old)…. we were very happy n satisfied.. Towards my school end only, v started going to watch cinema in theatre as a family n for vacations too via LFC trip for my mom…(ex-banker)
Also, enjoyed my childhood days with my grandparents much…
had a rich childhood I can say….hope to recreate in a better way for my son to some extent atleast.Cheers!!!
Have fun in summer folks have an enjoybale time
All pics are sourced from internet….

Year End 2017

Hello ppl… here we are in last month of the year so soon… This time, the transition was very fast from starting to the end. It was a learning lesson in every aspect. Yet, a long way to go… Dealing with people n made quite a lot of friends too…
At first, being a crafty person, was not able to quit the craftiness. But, slowly my son occupied most of the time.. and it is just a part of motherhood journey I guess.. nothing to regret about… just not able to concentrate on my crafty part.. But, happy that my reading mind/journey continued. very happy that I was able to pick it up with quite a few books.. hope to continue it with that for the upcoming year too.. focused to read quite a lot of books for 2018…So happy for it 🙂 ❤
Love year ends always.. since its a festive season comprising of Christmas n new year discounts n sales everywhere…
So, the festive mood is in the air ❤ ❤ Make every day/month spl with your cheerfulness n spread the positivity/positive vibes around!!!
Just hoping for 2018 to be filled with lots of surprises, wishes n many things to come across!!
Wishing one n all a very happy, healthy, safe n peaceful 2018!! have a great time!!
Sources of the pic: Google

Threads on canvas-“Alluring”

Each design have a title.. This design title is  “Alluring”.. meaning attractive or fascinating. My latest craft work… I feel its not upto my satisfaction.. but still…, it was a real challenge to my patience n time I have… so just for that sake atleast, I thought I would post!! In total, a different experience.. yet a lot to explore being creative n know more… at the same time had fun also!!! just sticking threads on canvas… nothing more!! I think its new from anchor thread expressions kit designs… there are many other designs available..i felt this is simple among those ones… so, I gave a try!!!

Finished size: 25.25cmx30.5cm

C u soon in my next post…. njoy…. have fun… Happy Children’s Day 2017…..



Play with Playdough

Rainy season prevails here… so, going out is restricted….Due to that, final result is this… The thick “A” is done by varun… Others by me… Just a small bounce back with kids crafts/activity… In a slow pace hope to start my crafts back!!! Yippee…. cheers….. Very happy to post this one………play

C u back soon 🙂

Diwali 2017-Festival beyond…….




candleThis is a festival celebrated by all beyond caste, creed or religion… This shows our country’s diversified nature..

“Diwali” – festival  is known as “Festival of Lights”… In north, people would light lamps would be grand looking the house full of lamps lit… And in evening, they would do Lakshmi pooja…. And I had been a great witness to the celebration in north india at the time of Diwali….. my golden days of 2007…
Moreover, there are many aspects on why this festival is celebrated in a grand way by all the hindus across the globe…
Diwali in religious sense is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for different reasons. Let me put forth few of the reasons based on each religion. First if we take Hinduism there are about ten interpretations on the history of Diwali. However most of the interpretations have its roots on God Vishnu, his avatars and Goddess Lakshmi. According to Hinduism Lord Vishnu is the God who protects. As per Hindu scriptures he has taken ten avatars to protect this earth namely (let me use simple terms for everyone’s understanding) fish, tortoise, boar, half human half lion, dwarf(vamana), Parasurama (angry sage with axe), Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Buddha and Kalki.
Let me state a few important historical interpretations of deepavali on the perspective of Hindu mythology.
1.Diwali is considered the day when Lord Rama killed Ravana.
2.Diwali is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna killed Narakasura who was the king of the demons or asuras.
3.Third interpretation is this day was celebrated as the day where Vishnu in vamana avatar helped Goddess Lakshmi from being a prisoner. This may be one of the reason why Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during diwali.
4.Fourth interpretation is on this auspicious day Pandavas returned back home after being banished by gauravas.
Apart from Hinduism this day is celebrated as the day in which King Vikramaditya known to be one of the greatest kings in Indian history was crowned to rule our land. Sikhs celebrate this day because it was on this day of festival the first stone of golden temple was laid, moreover on this day the famous sikh guru Harogobind got released from imprisonment. Jains celebrate this day that marks the achievement of nirvana by Mahavir.
Diwali traditions based on religions
Now that we know how diwali came into existence we shall see how Indians celebrate diwali. Diwali is known to be celebrated for around two to four days in most parts of India especially in south. Wheres in north India there is continuous festivity for around five days. Deepavali in south India mostly includes two important celebrations one is deepavali and second is lakshmi puja. The first day i.e., deepavali includes usual festival celebrations which we would see below and the second day i.e., lakshmi puja is puja to goddess of wealth with fasting and prayers. In north diwali is celebrated elaborately for five days each day has its own significance. The first day is called Danteras (worship for wealth to goddess Lakshmi, second day is small (choti) diwali ( marks lord Krishna killing narakasura), third day is Bigger diwali (emphasizing lord Rama killing Ravan), fourth day is Govardhan pooja, fifth is karthika(lighting lamps). Each of these celebration involves prayers, sacrificing food to God, flower and deepa adorations to God.

Sikh celebrate Diwali as Bandi chhorarh divas as a day where guru Harogobind was released from prison and also as the day of commencement of building golden temple in Amristar. On this auspicious day Sikhs would get together to get the blessings of Guru at the temple. Amristar golden temple would be filled by devotees on this day. This days marks significance for Jains for they consider Mahavir to have attained the supreme state called as Nirvana. During Diwali Jains have midnight prayer that extends till day time and they worship earnestly reading the Jain scriptures. These type of Jain diwali celebrations can be witnessed in Gujarat. It is said that Buddists too celebrate diwali as a day where king Ashoka became a buddist. It is important to mention that crackers and fireworks during diwali is quite common to all irrespective of religion.

Source: Internet

Apart from the stories n religions behind Diwali, in south the general things which we follow are getting up very early in the morning, take oil bath, wear new dress n crack the crackers for the whole day… would be of so much fun those days… It continues for the children/kids these days too n having a yummmmmmmmy feast with so many sweeets n savouries….. there were lot of family get togethers during this time only… we would meet lots of ppl-our relatives n friends


got from store…



Made by me few yrs back….


We would loooooooong for the festival to come those days..Waiting for the yummy feast since those days all made homemade bhakshanams….
Unforgettable those days were… Thnks to my parents n the whole family for making my golden days a great one!!
P.N:All the pics posted here are mine collected during craft time n festival season… thnk u 🙂


Emotional Wellbeing



Love to say “Writing” is the best therapy when you are not yourself.

It just comes as a flow at this time only… You might be out of focus due to various external  factors n it may haunt you for a longer time… but you have to keep ur mind check on focus n u need to be yourself at the earliest.. It is the best choice…

How to get back to your focus to the earliest… What are the ways… this is the
tough one I would say but all for good only!!

Think of good times n happenings with your family members, friends n lots of positive things which happen around!! Keep murumuring to yourself that all will be well soon…Cheer up girl 🙂

Everything in this world is temporary and for a short time… so, live life n enjoy it to the extent you can!!! Do not take anything to mind which makes you disturb your routine!!!

Keep loving yourself more to the extent that it makes you normal self very soon!!