Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Year after tiresome year, women the world over believe the 8th of March is ‘their day’. That some sort of miracle will take place and hey presto! It will be a beautiful world for women. This past year has been particularly awful for us. From Malala in Pakistan, to Nirbhaya in India, defenceless, innocent women were used for target practice…. used, abused, raped, beaten and murdered in cold blood. And yet, isn’t it amazing that women can still find it within themselves to smile and carry on? Take our Sunila. She is twenty and pregnant. She may or may not be married. But she refers to someone as ‘mera pati’ (translation: 'my husband'). She is part of the Bai Brigade (Domestic helps) of Mumbai. The hard working, incredibly resourceful women who toil in tony homes and go back to their men late in the evening, to continue toiling and slaving some more. Her mother works in the same complex and guess what ? She is also pregnant. Click to read more.
adds colors to the garden.
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Saturday, March 09, 2013
|Celebrating womanhood - One of my sketches|
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
|From a pottery stall|
|Mermaid Barbie- I wish I had one too - too old for the wish, is it?|
|Walk on the clouds?|
|Card for mom-dad|
|Shopping bag used for gift wrapping.|
|Bangles to match the colors on the flag of Kuwait|
|Got those stones|
|A decent click for an iPhone. What say?|
|Pumped up heels|
|Sanket and I liked this and might (just might) get this done in our house someday!|
Wow... So this is all I had for my monthly round-up. Do you have a similar post? Do leave a link in the comments section below for me and my friends to read.
Merry March :) C'ya...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Every February 25, saw my sister and me pulling out all the money we had and planning for Mom-Dad's wedding anniversary. This was the only day in the year when we would not ask our parents for money and 'hide' things from them ;) I shared one of the stories here.Time changed this trend. We now live in three different geographical locations, which makes such celebrations difficult. However, I had a new partner-in-planning this year, Sanket. We were with mom-dad on their 29th year of togetherness. Touchwood! My sister could have been a part as well, only if she had not lost her passport on the very last day **sigh** Next time, hopefully!!As for this year, gifts and card flew in to Kuwait from India and so did we. The cake was searched for and was included in the celebrations on the last minute. Photo session followed by Indian food in Arabic land.Sneak-peak for y'all....
We'll begin from where it started. The card! All it took me to make this card was to beat laziness.
Ideas kept hitting me the moment I stepped out of the bed.
First use of stencils that I got from my mom-in-law.
The coffee mugs I brought for my parents came in ugly boxes.
Sanket had got the other gifts wrapped to match the colors on the card and
I had none to wrap the mugs to go with the theme.
I hated the idea of handing them over in the condition they were.
And like they say... necessity is the mother of all inventions...I found these superb wrapping papers.
Decent and good looking. Know what this is? Paper bag from a leading Indian store.
Did not want to do away with the ropes and hence the handles **wink**
Cake cutting... part of it after years! Ah, how I missed it.
And this was not it... Kuwait celebrates it's National Day on 25 February, which added to our celebration fun.
Children were seen on the streets with water guns in hands, the teens danced to the tunes of mesmerizing Arabic music and the adults enjoyed from a distance watching the young ones happy.
The city was adorned with Kuwaiti national flags and lights.
A good time to be here and feel the joy.
Though we are no nationals, we abode by the theory- when in
Rome Kuwait, do as Romans Kuwaitis do and that is why you see two scarfs around Sanket's neck and mismatch bangles on me. In the spirit of freedom **smiles**
Question for y'all... especially those who hop around and shop in India.Which store is the paper bag used to wrap the gifts from!Let us all see who is the most observant shopoholic among us all.
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