A tag after a long time... Preeti has tagged me. Hope this tag is going to breathe some life into my poor dead creative cells...

Last movie seen in a theatre?
Tare zameen par. I am not a movie buff and very rarely go out to watch movies.

What book are you reading?
None.The last one I read was
The Man-eater of Malgudi
All my books are getting dusty in the cupboard these days.
The bookworm is slowly dying..woaaaa…

Favorite board game:
Scrabble, as long as I am winning ;)

Favorite magazine:
Magazines kept at my office breakout-area: Outlook, Week, India Today

Favorite smells:
Smell of jasmine and tube rose, aroma of food when hungry,
nail polish, paint…

Favorite sound:
Amma’s voice over the phone when I am sick or depressed,
Rumble of waterfall, while trekking.

Worst feeling in the world:
Feeling of being alone, the feeling that nobody is there in this world for you..!!

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
Is it Friday yet???

Favorite fast food place:
Brewhaha.That’s our favourite hang out place. We sit on the floor with carpets and lotsa pillows, relax, sip a coffee and play a board game (they provide all that)

Future child’s name:
No clue…Maybe I will outsource this job.
I took 3 months to zero in on a name for my niece!!!

Finish this statement, “If I had a lot of money I’d…”
Travel to exotic places, shop, shop and shop till I drop :D

Do you drive fast?
I dont drive.

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Yep.. my life-size teddy bear gifted by

Favourite drink
Hot chocolate

Do you eat the stem of broccoli?
I have never eaten broccoli.

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Cool and romantic. I would love to watch the sea on a stormy day

If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Black with burgundy streaks. I tried this on my own once
when I was utterly bored. But it didnt turn out well :(

Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in:
Cochin, Tanjore, Bangalore

Favorite sports to watch:
Table tennis...I impatiently watch it while waiting for my turn to play..

One nice thing about the person who sent this to you:
A genuine & down-to-earth person. And a bit naughty too..

What’s under your bed?
Dust....the maid didn’t clean it properly ;)

Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Yes… a thousand times again.

Morning person or night owl?
Night owl definitely. I rarely sleep before 1 am and never get up before 9am.

Over easy or sunny side up?
Both..I wont mind as long as it’s egg.
Over easy bcoz my mom thinks it has germs if not fully cooked.

Favorite place to relax:
Home sweet home..
Or maybe on a tree house in a dense forest, with brooks & streams running beside...

Favorite pie:
I don’t like pies

Favorite ice cream flavor:
Vanilla & chocolate anytime..
Now, the mere thought of ‘death-by-chocolate’ is making my mouth melt.. mmmm…

You pass this tag to:
Rechit, Ajay, Aths, Minu

Of all the people you tagged this to, who’s most likely to respond first?
Rechit the lime soda guy.

Dedicated to my niece, Shreya who turned 1 year old on June 14. I missed your first bday chweety pie..I missed it when you dressed up in your pretty pink dress blew the bday candle and cut that yummy bday cake which your aunt had lovingly baked for you..

Well, I remember that one week I spent with you in May, a month ahead of your Bday.I remember how every morning, you used to crawl up on to my bed, talk to me in your baby language, bite on my cheeks and wake me up.. Ohh..What a way to wake up..And your teeth were new and sharp…You never liked anybody sleeping. You used to climb over them again and again , and sometimes even bite them too. You wanted them to be awake & watching your naughtiness always.

And I love the way you used to crawl all over the house, especially the kitchen..You were never tired and endlessly crawled in your territory, sometimes looking behind and going super-fast if you see somebody coming behind to catch you. Kitchen was your favourite place. How you used to take all the vessels and spoons and throw them around or bang them against each other. You absolutely loved the clutter & the noise they made. You were never very interested in the sophisticated toys bought for you. You were only interested in kitchen vessels, mobiles, laptops & spectacles. And you never gave a heck for your poor teddy bear and your pretty doll 'pinky'. They never interested you. Only thing you loved was balls. You used to kick it with your hand, crawl behind it & repeat the whole process until finally it rolled under the cot. You never knew how to take it, nevertheless you used to try all acrobatism to get it.

You were never scared of anything. You danced when you heard the mixie in the kitchen being turned on.. And you used to whisper “sssshhhh shhh” when the pressure cooker whistled away. I love the way you gurgled and happily went behind the spiders & beetles to catch them. You used to catch and squeeze those poor creatures to death. Any moving creature used to excite you, even the mosquitoes which you tried catching once. Your parents never made you to watch tv and I heard how you cried in the restaurant when you saw tv for the first time.. You might have wondered how people could be trapped inside the small tv.

I remember how you used to gurgle and talk in your baby language.. You used to scold the maid-chechi in your language, when she rebukes you for not having your food. Your face used to be so grim and your tone very angry. We used to laugh seeing your expression.

I remember how your face used to light up when we take you out for tata. You wanted to see bow-bow, doves, flowers, moon & the aeroplane. You used to laugh & gurgle when you see them. I remember how you made me once pluck all the flowers from the shrub one after another until nothing was left.And you kept throwing the flowers down & demanding for more…

One week went away so fast..And nowadays, I keep seeing videos of you on my mobile…And I realize the more I see you, the more I am gonna miss you….