Once, during a rainy day

Once, during a rainy day, little Aditi asked her mother,
“Mom, can I go and play in the rain?”
“No dear, you will catch cold and fall sick!” mom explained.
“But I can see Ritu out there!” claimed Adu, pointing from the window.
Mom gave the same reason, she had used hundred times before, “She is older and she is stronger.”
“But I am strong too! You said so yourself, yesterday when I was crying!” she exclaimed.
“Now don’t act smart.” said mom plainly.
“Please mom!! If I fall sick this time, I will never ask for anything. I will listen to whatever you say.” pleaded Adu.
“And you will obey everything that I say.” Demanded mom.
“Yes mamma! Everything! But does this mean that if I don’t fall sick, I don’t have to listen to you at all??” enquired little Adu.
Mom was perplexed. She stared at her daughter half amused, half confused.
“I am just joking mamma! I will always listen to you, I am a good girl!” and she hugged her mumma and ran outdoors in the rain!

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Arty Crafty Wednesday

Minions again!! Just little better ones, at least I feel so.

I tried from this –

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I wish

I wish,
I could just cut out some parts from our lives,
When I was mad and angry,
And you were stupid and crazy.

I wish,
I would have never said those words,
The words that brought us closer
And the words that tore us,

I wish,
You wouldn’t have done those things,
The things that made me fall,
And the things that made us fall apart.

I wish,
I wouldn’t have had those feelings,
The feeling of my heart, soaked in your love,
The feeling when my heart was into pieces.

But in spite of all this,
If we are still together,
Then I wish, for nothing else.
For I know, this is all that matters.

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My New Hobby : Indoor Farming Part #2

You can read the first part here.

Fenugreek plant also grows quite fast. But it has more leaves than flowers. Of course, the leaves are the only important thing that we need to consume.

Quick update on #fenugreek plant! It is time to serve them as sabji!! #indoorgardening #indoorfarming

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I also planted the tip of some carrots in a small pot. Initially I had just put them in the water, something we used to do quite often as kids, to see how the plant grows. But my MIL said we can even plant it in soil just as a show plant. I have least expectations of carrot growing at the bottom of this plant. But it does look attractive!

Carrot plants! #indoorgardening #indoorgarden #indoorfarming

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Here is the show stopper 😛 Mango plant!! My FIL is kind of obsessed with mangoes and mango plant. They had brought few mangoes for us while coming from India, and we also bought some raw mangoes just to eat them raw. And right from the time he saw my small garden, he repeatedly said – we have to plant a mango seed! I already had a pot given by the owner. Now here is a confession, it had a plant in it, quite grown one. But I kind of neglected it. It was good in the last summer. And it dried in the winter. I thought it is natural, the leaves will come back in spring. But they didn’t. Now the roots are still in the pot. But we still planted 2 mango seeds in the same soil.

Having learnt of my new hobby, one of my friends, Vi, shared a post on FB about how to grow different plants indoors? and it had one of the plants on my list – tomatoes!

And now the plants have grown quite tall. I am dreaming that one day they will grow tall enough and give shade during sunny days! (I really don’t know how long a tomato plant grows!)

Quick tomato update! Stronger and taller! #indoorgarden #indoorgardening #indoorfarming #tomato

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And here is the last one, that I recently planted – green chili pepper or as we call it Shimla mirch! It is just 2 weeks old.

Here I am sharing a small video of my small garden. There is one biological coriander plant as well that I had bought, but somehow it is isn’t growing anymore. It dried away even though I watered it regularly. So now I am going to plant new seeds myself to see how it works.

That's my entire garden! #indoorgardening #indoorgarden #indoorfarming

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Do you have your garden? What plants do you have in there? Have you tried indoor farming? What do you think about my plants? Do you have any tips or suggestions? Don’t hesitate to share!

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Arty Crafty Wednesday – A rainy day


I thought i was doing good, but i don’t know at what point it started becoming all messed up. But it was an honest attempt.

It used to be the first topic for drawing, when the school would start in June. And I think this is best I have drawn so far. 🙂

Now I don’t know what should be the background color and what color the rain should be. In fact I think rain will spoil the entire thing even more.

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My New Hobby : Indoor Farming! Part #1

I think it is time to talk about my new hobby, indoor farming or indoor gardening. I like to call it farming because I am not growing plants for their flowers but the fruits 😛

I had this idea of growing vegetables indoors since the time I attended a session on cancer awareness. The doctor, who hosted the session said that the veggies that we get in Indian markets are hybrid, they are not natural and there are some chemicals involved in different steps of their life cycle. These chemicals are carcinogenic and the only way to avoid them is to plant your own vegetables. Right in that session I had this dream of having planted tomatoes, chilies, coriander, pumpkins, bottle guards, etc. in our balcony! That dream stayed for a while and then it was moved to backlog.

Later when I moved to Netherlands, one day I saw in a super market, they were selling biological coriander plants instead of selling just leaves, so we know it is 100% natural. And that dream resurfaced again!

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Arty Crafty Wednesday – Minion

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First award for my blog!!

Bwaaah! After blogging for almost 4 years, I am receiving my first award!! Thanks Kelly for the Liebster Award! 😘😘

I really have no one to blame about this because I keep a very low profile. Even today, I find very few people regularly visiting my blog or liking and commenting on my posts. And that’s OK, I am not complaining. In fact, I am thankful to them for visiting my blog!

Now I feel like I am giving some kind of a speech  like the winners give one, at the award ceremony 😀 Continue reading

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Arty Crafty Wednesday

Just when the Wednesday is about to end, I am posting this drawing, that I drew just few minutes ago –

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The song life cycle

Every time I come across a new song, it goes through different stages until it actually becomes a non-detachable part of my memory and my emotions.
It kind of goes through a complete life cycle 🙂 I thought it is very interesting concept to share on this blog 😛 Continue reading

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