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Monday, 14 February 2011

The Hum-drum of Valentine's day!

Love has its innumerable connotations today! In the form of romance or in the form of commitment, In the form of mere obligation or in the form of unrequited love, in the form of a flashy proclamation...in contrast to a quiet gesture of heart felt true feelings...The magic of 'red' is spread everywhere.
Commercialized feelings are packed in different colorful gift packages and commitments are claimed profoundly with numerous romantic, love filled sentences on red' cards...for an everlasting, peaceful, love filled life...though it hardly ever lasts... for a year! As the same is expected, commemorated, celebrated and committed for another set of everlasting love life!! No offence, I do appreciate this gesture of remembering St. Valentine for his sacrifice and his respect for 'love'. But, in the present times, the whole idea of realizing the true essence of 'love' is obscured in this canopy of commercialization. Husbands and male lovers specially have a tough time choosing a perfect gift for their partners and wives... and why not! Females love to flaunt later and proclaim their love for their husbands and partners in their language of 'commerce register'(read finance). Well! it's a satire on we women, specially one's like me who hate this concept of commercializing everything for the sake of emotions, feelings and love... at the same time who keep wondering and guessing how their husbands would make this day special!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

On the Run!

Sounds quite racy and marathony!( read marathon) After consistently watching some heroic stories of great women on TV series, I am more than inspired to write this and somehow acknowledge the true worth of a woman.
How undoubtedly tedious, hard and tough it is to be an inspiration for all! If that is a woman, believe me it's almost double! Woman, irrespective of her class, creed, social position or culture, shares the same shades of toil and hard work.If one is successful, then shades of super hard work and super expectations. From a simple laborer to a glamorous super mom, all have to be their best to inspire. This is truly reflected when a woman is best complimented or commented not by her partner or husband, but by her child! Don't ask! the famous channel here had aired a programme where some school mums were revolutionized and made over in a day after they dropped their kids at school. When the kids saw their mums later in the day, they were thrilled to see glamor mums in place of their worn out old mums!
On being asked why they liked their mums to look best, they replied they want their mums to be the best in everything!! Some expectations!! Be it the morning, which are almost chaotic with getting ready for work, breakfasts or packing lunches, be it the afternoon, which are again occupied with innumerable chores, including some quality time with kids, be it the evenings, which are more than too busy with dinners, bath time, story time, play time and oh!! what not!! So, where is Mum darling! well!! she is drained! lost! and almost a Zombie!
Does she have to play a nice wife! Off course!! who else do you think will take your place! Hmm!! in short this is how the latest star news tv channel have summarized today's woman and her true identity! On the run!!

Siya's first Friend

Siya’s first friend at school
Intimate, close and warm bond that siya shares with Keeley, her beautiful English friend is unmatchable. A year prior to her starting her school, I used to wonder how she will adjust and settle. Two months down and she already had uncountable stuff to talk about. Though, I still was ambiguous about her friendship. Needless to say, her teachers often commented in the mornings and home time that siya is quite friendly with all. I had soon witnessed some occasional hugs and warm reciprocation of love between the two. Soon, Siya had a wonderful group of friends. Some names had become quite homely.
Keeley, her favorite, Joshua, Taylor, Jaisha, Rachel and Dejorn. Being a mom, I was the most relieved person. I could relish her stories more happily and we both enjoyed talking long hours about her school escapades.
But, it had to last! Nursery was about to end! Siya had to step on another platform, a more big class, a much bigger school and many more children. Unlike her, who was very happy, my mind had started anxiously building new stories of her new life. I would become more curious to understand the role of teacher, the style of education and the innumerable questions about new kids joining her. Major concern of leaving her old friends, especially Keeley had hit hard on me. I had anticipated that she would be in siya’s class. But, unfortunately, she was in another section, though the same school.
Much to my astonishment, siya’s first day in her big school went well. Though, at home time she told me, "Mum! Keeley is in dolphin base and I am in Hedgehog base". That’s how the sections are divided in her school. On being asked about her friends in her new school, she told me she had so many new children in her class and most of them had been crying all day. She felt scared, but at the lunch hour, she met keeley and jaisha in the playground. She hugged them both and played with them. Her teacher told me a week later that Nysa and keeley are such good friends. They don’t miss a day to hug each other and mostly play together at the play time. No wonder, both of them had struck some chords! Oh! I was happy but still longed to see her being friends with the new lot! How mean!!
Five months on, we have much the same routine. Except that the school hours have increased enormously: Morning 9 to afternoon 2.45. Seems quite long for a four year old. But, I feel happy when I see her contented and happy at the end of day! Regarding her friends! It’s more than appreciative that Siya is a friendly and a happy child in her class. She plays with almost all and even with keeley in the play time. My fear of settling a single child happily in the school environment is vanished! I feel relaxed and know that learning will take its due course in time, but the foundation of a strong and healthy environment is almost set.