One and only child


“First children tend to be a choice parents make to fulfill their own lives and a second child tends to be a choice parents make to fulfill the life of their existing child.” – from book “One and Only” by Lauren Sandler.

Ever since I became pregnant with my baby, people have been advising me about how I should plan for another kid. I am getting free advice on how my son will end up becoming lonely, selfish blah blah. I even saw women advocating other women to have more children on some mummy forums. I am an only child and I am really happy that I don’t have a sibling. I got my parents’ undivided attention, still get their complete attention and love which people with siblings don’t always get (some do get).

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Some good news


I have been pretty irregular here and there was a BIG reason for that. This is my first post from my phone, so bear with me. This post may have plenty of typing and formatting mistakes because of that.

The reason for my absence has been a very handsome and cute guy – our son!  :) He made an entry into the world last month and has kept us all on our toes ever since. He is a super active boy and he was like that even when he was inside my belly.

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Turn right at Machu Picchu – Book review


I heard about Machu Picchu and saw its picture for the first time only after it was declared as one of the new seven wonders of the world. I then read “The Motorcycle Diaries” by Che Guevara and that was when I first learnt something about this marvelous place. I also got to read about the Inca empire and its decline thanks to that wonderful book. After reading that book, I got so intrigued about Inca empire and Machu Picchu that I had to watch couple of documentaries and read some articles online to quench the curiosity. That was when I came across this book on Amazon in the bestsellers list. I knew I had to read this book but I took few years to actually get to it. I am so glad I did read this book. It is a wonderful book which gives you a virtual tour of all the popular Inca sites along with history about these places. Continue reading “Turn right at Machu Picchu – Book review”

New year

New year is here and I have been missing in action from last 3+ months. It’s the longest time I have been away from my blog. I have never taken such a long break from blogging. Even though I could not log into my blog and scribble something, I have been reading posts on my phone. But since it is not so easy to comment from phone, I have been a silent reader. Next few months are going to be crazy busy so I am sure I will not have time for blogging. But I promise to be back to regular blogging and commenting soon.

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Sidney Poitier


My dad keeps recommending me movies from 1970s/60s which he enjoyed watching when he was in college/school. There were two movies that came highly recommended from him. I did not get a chance to watch these movies until recently. Sidney Poitier acted in both the movies and I just loved them! I had never seen any movie of his before and I think he is one of the best actors. The second movie listed here was remade in Bollywood with Vinod Khanna in it and probably also in some south Indian languages. But the original one in English is far better. There is less melodrama and it is more realistic. I am now planning to hunt for more movies by this actor. He is an academy award winner but he won Oscar for a completely different movie. I am yet to watch that movie.

Have you seen any of his movies?

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Language fixation

This is something that has been there on my mind for a long time. I realized it was time to put it on the blog so that I can stop thinking about it. It usually works that way for me. This blog is like a pensieve where I dump my thoughts so that my brain can free up that much space.

What I have noticed is that almost everyone many people from India who are settled in US talk to their children (no matter how old their children are) in English. Only in English.

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20+ yrs with a computer


Some people in India do not get to choose their career and are usually forced by their parents to pursue Engineering or Medical fields. But it was not so in my case. I was never forced to take up Engineering. In fact, every single person in my family wanted me to enter into medical field. I was adamant that I only wanted to study computer science. I was not interested in any of the other engineering branches too. And I did not choose this field because it has a high paying job or because some Tom, Dick and Harry chose it. I chose it because I loved it.

So what really made me want to study computer science?

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Books for my home library


For as long as I can remember, I have loved owning books. Yes, you heard it right. More than reading books, I love owning them. I was thinking about the books that I would like to own in my personal library at home. It’s a different thing that I live in a rented house. Having a home library is not possible as of now. But hey, it’s okay to dream. 😛

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Friends who have stayed


In this world where friendships and relationships are taken for granted, I am lucky to have few friends who have stuck with me for all this time. Especially when I see people enter into and exit from my life faster than any train could. 😛 Most people are your friends because they need some help or information from you. Some act like friends because they don’t have anyone else to talk to or to listen to their grievances. But there are very few friends who stick with you through good and bad times of your life. You may not be talking to these friends everyday or every month or even every year, but they are always there for you when you need them. I am always so eager to meet these friends.

Let me present to you my best friends forever.

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