Monday, March 20, 2017

My little philosopher

Last Sunday night, P watched 'Mass',a Tamil Ghost movie which is not very scary though...
After dinner we were getting ready to go to bed. Suddenly P asked me how did the scary ghosts become hero's friends? Below is a part of our conversation.
S: Ghost will scare you only if u get scared. If u r brave they will not scare u.
P: oh! Is it like that in real life also?
S: (wording my lines carefully n cautiously so that I don't scare him) yes kanna. if u cry for silly things ppl might make u cry. If u get scared easily ppl will try to scare u. See what happens when u play with some friends....they always make u cry.
P: Maaa u know what,the other day A gave me two hard bashes...
S: Really ? Why didn't you block him?  He is always doing this to you. U should give him back may be.
P: meaaaaaaaa? Aiyooooo?
S: why dear can't you hit him?
(Here's the cherry on the cake)
P: look at me Maaa.  I am always singing dancing and happy. What I am doing is what is in my mind. So I won't hit.
I was very surprised n was in full admiration for understanding himself. I was like , was it really my son?????
Sometimes I give him some random philosophies like these to stop him from being adamant ....when ever I do, he will always stop me saying 'arambichitiya?'or 'podum Maaa' . Am happy that he is able to grasp something from that.....
Enjoy da chellam neee

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy women's day!!!

This women's day, I suddenly have an urge to disturb the blogger in me  that has been sleeping for a few years now. I am dedicating this post to all the men in my small cozy world who have made me confident, comfortable and competent. Now in my early 30s and being a young parent, looking back am feeling very fortunate to have been amongst you all.

Dad Dad Dad, how come u never denied my first friends outing? With freedom comes power n responsibility. U've made me that brave warrier....

My dear husband, you are the bestest friend I didn't have since a childhood. U've made me the Queen of my world ..

My lil baby boy, by the way you say 'you are the best mummy in the whole wide world', u've given me super woman powers...

My FIL, u have always treated me special n U've made me feel special...

 U silly & crazy cousins n friends, u've made me realise that the world has many wonderful men....

 Hey Boss, thank you for those challenges and for being a great leader. U've made me a tough competitor.

My wonderful colleagues, we've always treated each other as equals. U've made me a good team player...

Dear Uncles, you have always been very supportive. U've made me feel comfortable.

Oh yeah  how can I forget those tough guys, well u've shown me some harsh realities of life.

And dear women, who also fall in most of the above categories, Wishing u all a Happy Women's Day

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Signs of happiness

I came across this article recently, that says there are 9 signs that say that u r happier than u think. On a quick note the 9 signs are
  • You were a smiley student in your college yearbook pictures
  • You have a sister
  • You're not glued to the TV
  • You keep souvenirs on display
  • You make exercise a priority
  • You have a healthy love life
  • You hang out with happy people
  • You stay warm with hot coffee/tea
  • You have at least two best friends
Out of my research on this topic, I am adding 9 more points
  1. From the outside, u look like u r into some deep thinking and wen some1 asks u wat u r thinking abt, u instantly say "thinking abt wat to think". If u have nothing to worry/think abt, then u r definitely happy.It is definitely a bliss, to stay not worrying abt any thing like Arya in the first half of Boss engira Baskaran.
  2. You love going for platform/window shopping. U draw some Rs.1000 from ur ATM and go shopping at Pondy Bazar, buy all the clothes, shoes n stuff, eat junk food on the credit card, buy the platform suff on half the bargain. Get home and find that u still have some Rs.600 left and feel satisfied that u made the best of the shopping ever ;) !!!
  3. You are a creative person. Only happy people can be creative
  4. U see problems as challenges
  5. You love eating the softy ice cream cone!!
  6. You will fall asleep as soon as ur face touches the pillow (I love this part ;))
  7. Reading the characteristics of ur zodiac sign excites u.
  8. U watch cartoons!!!
  9. And after reading all these points, u are doubly happy that most of the points match ur behavioral patterns :D!!
What do u think abt these points. Has Swetha done her research right? Add ur points as well....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

No Title :DDDD

Hello friends!!! Hope everyone is doing well!! Am gr8 and having a very good time of my life. The change of place, lifestyle, cooking, routine and everything I can point fingers at are responsible for my brk from blogging.

I know I know, just as u read d above line, u would have said “ shez blabbering…shez just lazy”………….. If u did, U R ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!! It has taken quite a long time and effort for me to actually start blogging. I know, am BAD. But that OK!

My marriage went on very well. And then had a hectic 15 days of touring the whole of TN for temple visits and relatives’ places. Then flew to Norfolk, Virginia, US. Right now, am enjoying a brk frm my career. Am becoming a very nice home maker, doing all the budgeting, cooking, taking care of the family (for now its only my hubby). I have started cooking really well. In fact I made kolukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthy!!

And in case u just didn’t figure it out, I will be blogging regularly!!! Bye for now!

Monday, May 10, 2010

You are not just are the most expected!!

A fairy tale has just begun in the most perfect way,
Down on one knee a ring was given, “YES” did the lady say,
But this is not a dream we are in, this is love that’s true,
Now we await with eagerness the day we'll tie the knots!!!
Be there to be a part of a our fairy tale wedding!!!!

With love,
Swetha & Santhosh

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kudaimilagai(capsicum) poriyal


  1. 2 chopped kudaimilagai(capsicum)
  2. 4 chopped onions
  3. 1/2 spoon thelabai karam (garlic flavored chilli powder. Will soon post on how to make it)
  4. 2-3 spoons pappul podi
  5. Salt as required


  1. Heat the tawa and add 2 spoons of oil
  2. Add the chopped onions and capsicum in it
  3. Add a pinch of salt, mix well and put the flame on sim.
  4. Add mustard and mix.
  5. Close the tawa to let it cook for 5-6 mins
  6. Once the color changes to mild green and onions turn translucent, add 1/2 spoon thelabai karam
  7. 2-3 spoons pappul podi (The famous Andhra podi. U can find a lot on how to make it here)
  8. Add very little salt (salt is already there in pappul podi)
  9. Taste it and add salt/ karam/pappul podi as required

Capsicum can be replaced with veggies like ladies finger, carrot....

I've tried this three times now and am loving it!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey I' ve started cooking !!!!!

OK OK enough enough!!!! Stop that funny look!!
I've started cook for good (Well!! Whose good? I seriously dont know) By around 2 weeks I've learnt cooking quite some items. I am just bloging so that I dont have to make ISD every time am stuck up in the kitchen :P. OK here goes my first item:


The following ingredients are required for the preparation:

fistfull of Ulutham parupu (kaipidi alau)
2 kanja milagai (2 dry chilly)
1 kattu pudhina ( 1 pck of Mint leaves)
2 teaspoons of tamarind paste
Coconut, as per the taste required/optional ( I used less than a half coconut)
Salt as per taste
asafoetida (perungayam)

  • Heat the tawa with a litte oil
  • Add the Ulutham parupu and the dried chillies
  • Fry it until the dhal truns golden brown. Turn off the stove
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida for the taste. mix well.
  • Empty the contents into a dry bowl
  • Now add the washed pudhina leaves (without water) into the tawa. No need to light the stove.
  • Let the leaves cook in the mild heat
  • Meanwhile, powder the fried dal and chillies in the mixie.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon of the tamarind paste, 1/4 spoon of salt, a little water so that they mix well and grind
  • Add the grated coconut and cooked pudhina in this mixture and little water for the consistency and rind well.
  • Taste it and add salt and tamarind paste as required.
  • The coconut in this recipie is optional. This same procedure can be userd for curry leaves thogayal but without coconut.
OK !! Now u dont have to thank me for this enlightenment :P !!!