Posts Tagged ‘family’

Anamika -Day 4-5-6 Got a Name!

In Writing on November 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

She is feeling much better, at least I am and what I see is she is better than the other day. Doctor confirmed Jaundice and said it’s common in all new born with operations now-a-days. That was relief ! Sunlight is the medicine for this disease, Which I came to know by many other relatives only after it happened to her. How forgetfulness on their part? and How Dumb? Anyway she seems to be feeling better.

She had her first second bath today. was Ablutions i believe, Her dadi gave her warm water bath and she cried and cried. Don’t know, but when she cried I was amused (don;t know why?) She must be feeling uneasy but that was necessary, I guess.   And yeah she had her First POLIO Drop 🙂 .

Her mother had her fingernails clipped and she was supposed to take bath (for the period is supposedly unholy). Thereafter,  She goes to temple .

Entire family gathered for the function to welcome the new born and to perform the namkaran samskar . We had a small dinner party at the residence.  Well her Uncle and aunt had finally come up with a pet name “Pihu” . Her official name is still being considered by them. I never thought finding a suitable name could be that difficult. I had kept this pending thinking this could be done in few minutes. Now I see, how difficult it is.

For the Chatti / Shasthi party close family and friends were invited . As everybody knows my dad, everyone was( expecting this. And what a party it was (for I was at the party and not inside where ceremony was going on). Pihu was dressed  and puja performed. Our ancestors remembered(names being  written on paper !)  Her name , added in the ancestry. And then ladies sang, girls danced and baby Smiled 🙂

Ha ha.. It’s a good feeling ! and I’m Loving it !

Anamika -Day 3

In Writing on November 4, 2012 at 5:54 am

Relatively better day! After crying her heart out her mom has fed her and she slept for a while, in morning.  Mother is getting better and soon they are planning to discharge but need few more observations. Hopefully in a day or two, baby will be in her Home. After the night episode , I did not want to take any risk , took appointment with a child specialist. I don’t have faith on his diagnostics. It’s not like that I know much about the child and think otherwise than him, It’s gut feeling. He has asked to run some tests on the baby, which I am not in favour of unless I consult my pediatrician.  Got an appointment with him for tomorrow morning. My sister-in-law  asked me if she has been exposed to sunlight without which complications may arise.  Doctors call it physical jaundice, I guess. And Jaundice as a word itself is horror , leave alone for kids.

Getting ready for another gruesome night. But Anamika is more of quiet today… which dreads me more. …

Now, searching for her name…  🙂 There is so much to do  and I suppose ,even as a father, it was never so tiring, but  It’s all so good.

Good night


TBTC Syndrome

In Anecdotes, Life, scribblings, Writing on March 4, 2011 at 1:57 am


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Let me Start with an incident that happened last spring.

A small Incident

It was spring break and I had come home for a week. My younger brother had holidays and he was also with us. How it happens , when you come home after a long time, you wish to go around and look what has changed in your city. I overwhelmed with this feeling took out my bike. While  Coming back, I saw a huge crowd circling someone at Ford Company Chowk. Ford Company Chowk (Junction) is accident prone area mostly due to the blind curves, no speed breakers and narrow roads. I thought of inquiring what has happened. But again turned a blind eye and moved on. Unfortunately I had not learnt my lessons, yet.

At 2:30 Papa, me and babu (my bro) sat for lunch. I curiously asked, “Papa, was there any accident at Ford Company Chowk?” They both smiled in unison. I was confused. Then Papa started his story.

He was coming back from a meeting moments after I had crossed Ford Company Chowk. He stopped to look for what had happened. And the sight before him put him to shock. It was babu trying to lift his motorcycle, lying on the road and nearby there was a goat with fractured limb. Apparently he had skid and hurt himself, trying to save the goat. And the crowd were demanding compensation for the broken limb of the goat. Papa used his presence of mind and acted as if he didn’t know babu. He tried to help babu as some odd person would have tried to help. He asked babu, Sir, are you hurt? Babu was quizzed but he understood and complied with. Soon Papa managed to sort out things and took babu to hospital for his first aid. There was nothing serious but could have been worst. Babu returned home and then Papa came too for lunch.

Now it was my turn to smile. But somewhere something inside was aching. Why didn’t I inquired? What if Papa had not gone there. Babu would have been in trouble. And lots more ill-thoughts came to mind.

That day I had learnt my lesson. To hell with TBTC syndrome. I shall at least try to inquire and will do the needful from now onwards. I was indeed lucky to be part of Batul da Students association, which takes social initiatives for people in need.

We often complain of lack of time for anything and everything that falls out of our comfort zone. Our lives has become a web of chores. Get up in the morning, if you’re health freak, then do some yoga, getting your kids ready for school, have breakfast and move out for office. And when evening dawns, get back to home. That’s it. we are oblivious of the world around us.

How many times have we stopped and inquired about, why there was such crowd etc. Often our tendencies are to get away from ruckus. kaun pachde mae pade bhai, nikal lo bagal se. Whoever gathers around, does it to get entertained, nothing else. I’m no different. We all suffer fromTBTC SyndromeToo Busy To Care.

I ask you all, Please DO NOT get induced by TBTC syndrome. I learnt my lesson hard way. I don’t want you to learn your lesson this way. Take some time out to get involve with people around you. With the busy lives and apartment fashion, we don’t even know, who is our neighbour. Get in touch with people, try to be of some help in their times of need. At the end what we earn is Human Capital through investment in Human capital. All other things will be left aside. What will remain ingrained in other’s mind will be your memories.

Will work for Social Change



Teaching Facebook to my Nephew

In Anecdotes, facebook, Humor, scribblings, Writing on January 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Teaching somebody to facebooking is quiet a fun and tedious job at the same time. Here’s my nephew who is 10 years old and wants to learn ‘Facebooking’. When He first uttered those two words ‘fechbuk’ , I was dumbstruck. A kid who hasn’t ridden a tricycle by now ( ok now you are stretching it, he does manage to peddle your age old bicycle-said Voice), is uttering this wretched word. No wonder in few years he would probably know who is Mark Zuckerberg and in what circumstances Facebook was born, remember “Piss off bitch” (or something similar).

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Anyway he insists me to open a mail id for him, which I do. ( And as always you would do it on Gmail…. off course! there is no argument on this). Then he logs into ‘Facebook’. (Don’t ask me, how many times he asked me to tell ‘what’s Login, chachu?’). Posted a beautiful picture of his, on the profile page. why you want this pic with all jackets and trousers? I asked. Chachu, there’s a girl in my class, she is very beautiful. I just want to show her this pic. She said she will be my friend. OOoooo MMmmmyyyy Gaaaawwd…. Damn you mark, My  nephew is gonna beat you, if you were in his time. He is doing all this to Impress a GIRL. I remember buying a girl a 25 paise Lemon chooce  (A small chocolate which taste like lemon) and here is this kid. What shall I teach him, He knows what status is and only needs my help in uploading pics. He has her mail id, searches her, Adds to his list and messages “Hey I am here on Facebook, Accept my friendship” What-a-generation !

I think I need a lesson from him on How to impress girls.

If you have similar experience of Teaching a kid and/or Getting taught instead by a kid. Share your story.



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About VOICE, you can find it out in my earlier posts.

How is Technology Changing the way Family Interacts?

In Pictures, Thoughts on January 22, 2011 at 12:57 am

Technology : The sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

In this post, I am more concerned about the way technology is changing the way people interact.

It must have begun with some experiment like this

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And then came Alexander graham bell with an innovative concept of wired telephone connecting two people sitting far away .

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Invention of mobile telephony was a revolution. People just got unwired. The more cheap mobile became, the more reach it achieved.

The age of mobile is over, It has evolved over time. Now-a-days mobiles are no longer accessories, they have been replaced by Smart phones with thousands of apps. The communication over age has evolved. SMS and

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their ever evolving lingo…

With so many VOIP players in market, offering free or subsidized rates, Voice chatting over Internet has become convenient and cheap source to interact Compared to Mobile phone.


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This is my most favoured way to communicate home beside Skype. My dad has become first among hi generation to be tech savvy to use such media to communicate 🙂



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How you find communication easier with your loved ones?

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