May 29, 2009

Parenting - what it means to me

Thanks to Subhashree, aka, my wife, who tagged me! I need to say 5 things as to what parenting means to me...
1. Parenting is a collective verb. No fathering, no mothering...parenting! It means whatever we do is collective decision making for the good of kids...and that brings me to second point
2. Oh my gosh! As parents, one needs to be responsible for all the decisions made on the kid sbehalf, until they can start making in some way or other, all choices we make as parents, affects the no snap decisions, no impulsive actions...and no personal feelings as well
3. Parenting is fun! I have every right to act completely silly, in front of full audience and get awat, because I do that act for making my kids feel happy...ooh...i like it
4. Learning is amazing as a parent! The way my kids pick up words, their context, build the is just amazing. The creative thoughts that go through their head, despite them not having experienced or seen it even once, but they do it.
5. A warm hug, a wet kiss, a silly fight - so many things to feel overwhelmed, feel choked; that is interesting too
[i am supposed to write 5 things, but what the heck..., kids dont follow any rules easily, so would a post about them be any different?]
6. Parenting is caring for and being cared for!
7. Parenting is energy-sapping...exhausting too...
8. Seeing the kids having love for each other, caring for each other, while at the same time, fighting with each other too...
It just means a lot for me to be one of the parents...what matters most to me is
My kids chose me as one of their parents, and the other parent - my counterpart - is the person whom I love most in the world!
This is the best part! :-)
PS: Ok, tagging not too known to too many anyone who likes this topic, take it as a tag, and post an entry in your blog. Leave me a comment and a link.

May 28, 2009

Sunday - End of ASS 2008

Come sunday, and we will know who is the ASS?
Well, ok, the talent is there definitely, so its unfair to name any of them as ASS.
Actually, we are the ASSES, dont we address us as mASSes? We have let ourselves easily be the butt of Vijay TV's joke on us, titled Airtel Super Singer (ASS) 2008 - lingering midway into 2009.
Hopefully, come this sunday we will know who is the Super Singer. Of course, we viewers will get the ASS award.
Cynicism apart, let us see who is the Super Singer from the talented Top 4?
UPDATE: Apparently, it is not sunday, but next wednesday (June 03 2009), when we will know the ASS!

I love Bangalore...

...because it has made me appreciate Chennai on a few points. Main thing being 'traffic'
In Chennai, the drivers have not become so rude or so blind, like the Bangaloreans. Chennai drivers still signal to some extent, most of them wait when we signal about crossing or going first. These drivers include govt vehicles and autos as well. In Bangalore, they drive like anything in front of them is non-existent, and they can simply drive through that object - may it be human being or another fellow vehicle on the road.
Buying an over-the-counter medication, like a saridon or a crocin or anacin, is much easy in Chennai - especially on main roads. Even simple shops stock them. In Bangalore, on the bannerghatta road near Arekere gate, believe me or not, I had to go to Wockhardt hospital to buy a simple saridon to ward off the headache given to me by the Bangalore drivers mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Bangalore weather is good enough - mild and pleasant- most of the times. No doubts about that. But what beats me is that an average Bangalorean, who grew up with this type of climate and weather, prefers to wear a jacket or sweater even when the sun is blazing hot. Beats me!
Of course, Bangalore traffic snarls are better not said. With wider roads, wider than in CHennai, and enough number of flyovers, still it is not enough for the Police and for the planners of the city, and for the staying population of Bangalore, they end up in traffic pressure points often. It is indeed surprising. They can easily learn from neighbouring states like Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh as to how to handle road space. Claim space, widen roads - isn't it a simple thing to do?
Ok, ok, I am simply tryig to pick holes for me to justify my irrational hatred for Bangalore, or, is it actually inner desire, which doesnt let me openly accept my unsaid pleasant feelings for Bangalore? I may never know, cos I may not bother to figure it out!!!

May 02, 2009

Airtel Super Singer 2008

This program is increasing my expectation like anything.
End 2008 came, we were nowhere closer to closure; in fact, we saw all the eliminated singers come back again in 2009; in fact, I got it clarified at home we were not on to Super Singer 2009. I suppose it was still Airtel Super Singer 2008.
Then, I thought this would end in FY08-09, the end was nowhere to be seen.
We are into May 2009, the Airtel Super Singer 2008 is still going on. With all due accolades to the talented singers of this show, I really dislike this idea of taking us for a ride, even in such reality shows. Virtual reality I suppose.
I had some respect for STAR VIJAY channel among other Tamil Channels, but it is dwindling.
I think I am going to be a happy man not watching the TV these days!