Pujas and more!!

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So what was I upto…apart from waiting for the long long much awaited one day of not having to go to work-

It’s a holiday yeeaahhh!!!

I had to do the usual routine pujas and stuff..

Puja at my home!!

Puja at my parents house!!

Puja at my sister in law’s house!!

Puja at my workplace

So there you go, along with Lord Ganesha, we too got to enjoy the various yumm puja foods!!

Next we have Dushhera and Diwali and many miscellaneous festivities coming up, which I look forward to..

Hope you did not look at the moon๐Ÿ˜‰!!!Have a great weekend everyone๐Ÿค—

Dont look at the moon!! It’s Ganesh chaturthi!!

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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!

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The last couple of weeks have been hectic what with patients pouring in after the festivities..

India has sooo many festivals that come August and the festive season begins…

We had one celebrating the goddess of wealth, Mahalaxmi vrath…it’s like a puja done to appease her..
We have another coming up this week of our favourite elephant headed god…Lord Ganesha who is the lord of wisdom and all new beginnings…

Any auspicious occasion, celebration of any sorts is incomplete without invoking the blessing of Lord Ganesha..

Even if we buy a new vehicle we take it to the temple, get it blessed by Lord Ganesha and then use it…such is the belief in the elephant headed god…

Ganesh chaturthi is celebrated widely across our country, more so in the South of India and Maharashtra!!

We have huge pandals erected with huge huge idols of Ganesha being worshipped for a finite number of days..

The idols are usually made of clay to help easy immersion post the pujas..

With the changing times we now have eco friendly ganesha themes too..

Most of us bring the idol of Ganesha home and celebrate..

you can check out my previous posts on him

Lets go gallivanting again!!!

Come Ganesha chaturthi and I drift away to my childhood memories…

Gallivanting with Ganesha!!

I guess it’s only links and links are all I have to take you down the memory lane…๐Ÿ˜‰
While this interesting story is part of it too…

Don’t look at the moon its Ganesh Chaturthi

So while I await the much needed holiday and gear up for the pujas, do check out the links, so now you know how the festivities progress!!

Have a great week ahead everyone and Happy Ganesh chaturthi to all my friends celebrating it..๐Ÿค—

Love marriage vs Arranged marriage

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Been a long time since I have posted a Sunday Gyaan so here it is, me full of thoughts, rants and gyaan overloaded…

So here is the controversial topic of Love marriage vs Arranged marriage
( LM/AM)

A lot of us have been through either of them..
To those, who have a LM, we think, Oh! what a lucky person to have found true love and then getting hitched to the same person..really wonderful!!

To the arranged marriage (AM) ones, it is their patience, perseverance and most importantly a belief that life will offer them with the best!!

As long as love prevails both love and arranged marriages are rosy and nice..
Once life moves on, responsibilities sink in, irrespective of whether Love marriage (LM) or an Arranged marriage (AM) problems creep in..some cope with it, some can’t..
So how does one feel about a relationship ending??

Not many talk about a break up..It’s always about giving us the eye blinding details of how perfect their marriages and relationships are..
When I asked Voldemort (of course, the one who cannot be named๐Ÿ™„) She was of the opinion that love marriages always fail and I, being me, Nee immediately cringed and wanted to say a biguhh Noooo!!!

I felt she was wrong!!
She told me that in love marriages they don’t care about anyone, especially about the elders/ in-laws opinions!! Whereas according to her, in arranged marriages the couple discuss with everyone in the family๐Ÿ™„ Hence, in AM you see very few marriages ending!!

I as usual begged to differ!!

My take on it..
First of all in India even to this day LM are a taboo, slowly people are getting used to this concept, yet the couple involved have a really tough time convincing their respective families and when such a marriage ends?? It’s disaster!!
It is not that LM end cause they (the couple concerned) don’t care about the elders opinion!! No!! In fact (in India at least) I am sure the couples having had a LM put in more effort to please the in laws cause they were never liked by them or never felt welcomed in the first place (maybe gradually later on as they start gelling with the family, things change)

In AMs, the couple’s families meet..
If there is a slight problem, the families first get involved, they sort it out for the couple..Whether the couple are at fault or not, their problems are solved by the elders..

Whereas in LMs the couples can’t go to their elders cause of shame that they are unable to handle the problems themselves and if a few courageous ones (like me๐Ÿ˜ ) tell it out, we get to hear ๐Ÿ™„

“We never asked you to find each other, we never asked you to get married, you both had a LM, so sort it out your selves!!” ๐Ÿ˜• or even more

“I told you so!!! You never listened, now face the consequences!!” ๐Ÿ˜’

So now you know what I feel..๐Ÿค”

It’s my opinion entirely that people who have LM are at a more difficult situation than the AM ones, not saying that AMs have it easy, the pressure of living upto the elders expectations is too much!!

Just saying LM or AM, it’s upto the couple to work it out..very easy to say I know!!
Yes of course there are times when everyone feels like giving up then that is when the realisation of and questioning self arises๐Ÿค”
So why did I like this guy or girl in the first place?? At some point in our life they have been there for us and they have mattered!!
At some point they have given us love, happiness, comfort, companionship all..
So that is why we chose to stay with them for the rest of our lives..
Problems come and go..
If one is at fault the other has to bow down and tide over it..
All I am saying is LM or AM, people need to know it isn’t easy to keep up a relationship!! especially a marriage!!
It needs to be nurtured an loved!!

Simultaneously it would be wonderful if some insensitive souls don’t give their opinion based on some irrelevant logic!!๐Ÿ™„

Too much of Gyaan I know..

Happy sunday everyone..have a great month and week ahead..until next time think away๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค—

๐ŸŒณThe Faraway Tree ๐ŸŒณ

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How oft a summer shower hath started me,to seek the shelter of a hollow tree..

John Clare

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Clicked these enroute to a tribal eye screening camp..

The hollows in the tree reminded me of the famous Enid blyton series The Faraway Tree

Wish I could live in or at least visit such a magical tree of the lands beyond..just a thought and a wish…๐Ÿ˜›

Have a great week ahead everyone…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ’ซRaksha Bandhan!!๐Ÿ’ซ Continues…

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It’s that time of the year when sisters tie Rakhi around their brother’s wrist and pray for their wellbeing and in return get loaded with gifts too๐Ÿ˜œ

The elder sister act!!

Rhea and Laksh..

(For the new readers..Rhea is my daughter and Laksh is my nephew…)

Though the two siblings (Rhea and Laksh) are far apart, the bond is shared by tying the scared thread “Rakhi”…

Rakhis accompanied with sweets…

Laksh baby sporting his Rakhi..

Waiting for the day when the elder sister will actually tie Rakhi to her younger brother, till then read along my saga…

Brothers are just awesome!!

Have a great week ahead everyone..๐Ÿค—

โ˜ ๏ธThe Doctor’s wife!!๐Ÿ™†

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As if Being Nee and a doctor wasn’t enough being a doctor’s wife adds to more mash up’s…Sometimes it’s good, as being in the same profession and same speciality you understand each others problems and sometimes it’s bad cause we discuss people and work even at home !!!Anyways, as I am stuck between the two, I share with you the problems faced by a doctor’s wife !!!๐Ÿค“ ( A forwarded message )

โ€œDoctorโ€™s wifeโ€ a poem…

When I became a Doctorโ€™s wife
All the Romance went out of my life..

When,there is a crescent moonlit night
It reminds him of falciparum gametocyte

If I hold his hand with sudden impulse
He thinks I want to check his pulse.

Once on his shoulder I put my head
โ€œDo you have torticollis?โ€ worried, he said

When my face flushes with pleasure
He rushes to check my blood pressure.

My eyes stare at your handsome faceโ€ I tease
He thinks I suffer from Graves Disease

When on his lap I put feet of mine
He tries to elicit the Babinsky sign

When I dress up and ask his opinion
โ€œConscious cooperative, well oriented,” is his decision!!!

So now you know why it’s essential to stock up on some apples!!!๐Ÿ˜ˆHave a great week ahead everyone๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค—

Sunday JFL #2!!

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I am sure you all agree mobiles are such an inevitable part of our daily lives!!
Even if we forget to take our purse or the house keys, we never forget to carry the one thing which none of us can live without!! Our mobile phones!!
I shouldn’t be the one even talking about this cause right now I am typing away on my phone..all my shopping, blogs, reading, browsing everything is done on my phone!!Yup, haven’t used a laptop till date to even draft a single post ๐Ÿ™ˆ what with soo many apps to help us edit and post,life seems easier and the saying, the world at your finger tips holds good for me..though in a different sense,yeah!!So when I came across few pictures depicting our dependency on the mini life line, I couldn’t help but share it with you all..

Have a great week ahead all!!!๐Ÿ˜‡

Saturday musings๐Ÿค“

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How does one feel when on a random working day, immersed in work and a hectic schedule, you pick up the phone and just mindlessly browse through Instagram just to see a mention of your ex crush’s name in one of the posts!! A long forgotten first crush!!! Who is not even in your friend list!!

The heart beats increasing and sooo very curious to know and see how that person looks after 10 years!!!Yess indeed it happened to me this morning…as I was busy scheduling my surgeries for the day and waiting for the call, I just about happened to open Instagram to see a post featuring the only crush I had ever proposed too..

Well he told me off politely giving reasons which seem soo juvenile now..but juvenile we were..all of 19 and me being daring enough to tell him I liked him..he cited cultural differences as the reason it could not happen..

One fine day I get to know he married a girl from the south, same as me..wow…the funny thing being, that girl is my husband’s friends sister and he invited my husband and me to their wedding..So techinically, indirectly I was invited to my ex crush’s wedding…whoaaaa it’s indeed a small small world after all..

Seeing him on Instagram after 10 years felt weird…ha ha ha no we don’t follow each other on any of the social medias.. a by chance post and it brought back memories on a busy working day..

I was curious to know if he has babies..how his wife looked and blah blah.. Lo behold, it was his daughter’s first birthday celebrations and I got a sneak peek at his wife too..

Of course I am a curious George, I wanted to know how she looked..better than me?? Was she pretty? What does she have that I did not have?? Was that his daughter? Whom does she look like??oh my god we both ended up having our first born as daughters and his daughter’s name rhymes with my Rhea, he he he the usual juvenile girlish things running in my mind!! Am I jealous??no not at all, I am in a happy place, happily married with a loving and caring husband who by the way is my ex crushes senior at medical school and his favourite junior!!confused???!!Mine is a long love story verry verry dramatic and bollywood film like, maybe will blog about it some day…

Coming back to my question ,dear WP friends, what would you do if you come across your ex??maybe in a picture or in person, do let me know..while meanwhile I sort my head straight and get back to work..yeah it’s Saturday,no holiday for us!!
Happy weekend all..๐Ÿค—

Thank you everyone and WP!!

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Received a notification from WP on completing 4 amazing years..so a quick post..

As mentioned work keeps me busy and occasionally once in a while when I do post and get such amazing support and love from my fellow readers and friends here on WordPress it really make my day.. urges me to keep writing..even if it’s just rants..it feels amazing truly..๐Ÿ˜

When days are dark and sad, reading such positive comments from friends you haven’t even met cheers me up…literally..so just a short thank you note to everyone following me and stopping by to read, especially friends who actually make time to read, comment and share in my happiness and crib sessions..

I started my WP journey on a pretty random note..I had a few writings and I just had to express myself and wanted someone to read it..I hated FB..๐Ÿ™„I hadn’t even the slightest idea of how one posted a blog and that it was even possible to blog or it was called a blog๐Ÿ™ˆ

Once I started my journey here I learnt so many things..it was kind of an adventure for me..I enjoyed reading fellow bloggers post and realised its indeed a bright happy world out there..

At one point when my blog was dormant, due to a personal loss I started blogging again and boom, WordPress kept me busy during those dark teary days..
I made soo many new friends across the world, I enjoyed reading their posts and comments and replying back..soo much for WordPress,so thanks again guys๐Ÿค— it’s not just a blogging platform it’s a boon in disguise!!

Hope I am not sounding all emotional ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Wishing you all a fab week ahead..

Yup that’s me Nee!!๐Ÿค“

Being Nee #8

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I have long been MIA ..work keeps me busy and the little time I get I just want to laze around..

No book or TV channel fascinates me..Saturdays are working days, so no long weekends for me, Sundays all I do is sleep,cook, read the news and binge eat..

Oh I do workout too, the gym saw me being punctual for a week and then poof I did not want to get out of the bed thanks to the early morning rains..๐Ÿ™ˆ

Work wise I am learning a lot of things as usual, apart from surgeries, more specifically human behaviour, as being me, Nee..I tend to and wanto learn from my observation and mistakes but I never learn..๐Ÿ™„ I keep repeating them again and again, not to say that I am some goody two shoes but try as much as I want, I can never ever learn to be diplomatic..๐Ÿ˜’

It is like the diplomacy genes in my blood aren’t quite expressing themselves..๐Ÿ™„
In my family, all are laden with the knack of being diplomatic and able to tackle situations so easily, whereas I find myself being pulled into deep deep trouble..๐Ÿ˜ฃ
I guess it’s something which is never learnt, it’s just inborn or something like that..๐Ÿ˜

Newton’s laws of motion comes into play in my everyday life..the way you treat and react you get treated and reacted to..
I am good to some I get treated that way..I don’t like few people and I am not their favourite either..๐Ÿ™„

Lessons learnt which i should but I never learn from..

๐ŸคฏDon’t trust anyone completely..be good do good but always be on the lookout for yourself ..save your ass (if I may use such language)

๐Ÿ™I guess most people are introverts not everyone is outspoken or eternally bubbling away with eagerness and enthusiasm!! Basically people are precatious!!
They measure their words and speak only when spoken to, answering to the point, making me wonder if I am not normal??๐Ÿค”so now I do shut up and I listen,taking it easy and also I do not go around making besties instantly..

But yes I would not let my happy spirit stagnate..๐Ÿค“

A happy me greets everyone in the mornings and my learnings on human behaviour continue, so much for my rants…๐Ÿ™„hope you all have a fab weekend and a great week ahead..hope to keep posting..๐Ÿค—

(Hope is the word here!!)