Saree Day @ Work

Hola!

What if you are on a job that keeps you glued to the seat, and many times just elapses unknowingly becoming plodded. Agreed, it does keep me on my toes and my head running. Amidst this, planning a colorful day, especially while working for a company that is live and not the back-end support types, is not easy.

A common union or, more aptly a small form of celebration is ethnic day. Yes, it was gradually planned after a couple of procrastination’s; This is because women usually drape saree and men in kurta as ethnic wear, not always the state dress, which is actually meant to be. Yes, everyone is aware that saree it the traditional Indian wear. Nevertheless, today’s women, including me don’t often drape it that regularly as earlier women in our age.

Well, is it the ease to wear? I don’t think so, because my mother, aunt or an old neighbor carry it much easily and do house hold chores. Unquestionably, it’s because of practice/habit coupled with serious attempt of aping western cultural trends that, today saree it not a daily wear anymore, in cities. Nonetheless, to the best of what I know, heard or seen, village woman in Western and Southern Indian states drape saree everyday.

Today’s informal corporate gatherings, is an attempt to keep saree tradition alive and ethnic day is a medium.

Here is a capture from ethnic day celebration at work….

 

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Krishna and gopika 🙂

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With close buddies

Cheers,

Vannie

2017 in Pictures & Words

A moderately nice year, yet a very memorable one is leaving me with new hopes and goals, not to forget the learning importantly. Here are some of the memories in pictures, before that a couple of lessons that I learnt.

1>Allow your self time in solitude, to be able to think before deciding anything crucial

2>Be thankful to all those who have been through your tough time and do not go behind people who don’t value/ respect you

3>Travel as much as you can to learn “life lessons” and read more books

4>Be assertive in making your point without hurting

5>Spend more time talking to kids and motivate them

6>Explain children the need to do charity, it makes them compassionate

7>Plan your spending wisely instead of competing with others

8>Give time to your parents and cook what they like

9>Wear your smile always, even in situations that make you irritated

10>Control your anger (phew…toughest one for me)

 

Here are some of the most memorable captures!!!!

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My first ride with India Bull Riders

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Feast @ housewarming… Preparations by RamLaxman Caterers Bangalore

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Diwali @ home

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One memorable ride to Barachukki falls

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Epic picture @ Worli Sea Link

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Kulfi time early morning @ Mumbai

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@ Raastha cafe with bold girls 🙂

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Neel @ Tiruvanamalai Temple

Hoping to create new and lasting memories in the forthcoming year!!!

Wishing each of you A Very Happy New Year-2018

 

Loads of love,

Vannie

 

 

 

 

 

First Friday of November 2017

It was time to celebrate the anniversary of first union, that kept reminding all of us tagged in facebook(Thanks to the automatic reminder). With a short notice and few addition into the girls gang, we were excited and chose the first Friday in November to celebrate. Irrespective of how or more aptly what we are at work, an outing washes the odd feelings and bring out the best among us.

After slipping into the clothes bought for change over with a dash of makeover to feel and look fresh after the routine at work, we were on heels for the annual get together (it would remain an annual party until we break the norm and have another one in near future). We reached the venue early as some of the girls had to get back before 9 pm. A central place was our choice and “No Limits” was the closest; It had a dance floor and I was eagerly waiting to shake my legs for long time. After placing order for some cold drinks and hot snacks, few crazy foto shoot began by “selfie girls”, as I would call them, followed by unending discussion right out of head and heart, about numerous hot topic that cropped up, be it that of workplace or other. No soon, it was 7:45 pm, time to depart for few. While some of them left, a few others including me stayed back for some exercise by shaking our body to be able to shed few calories and feeling happy at the same time.

What a way to start November!!! Here are some pics…..from our union…

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Wedding Crashers

What’s life without “good embarrassments”? Well, I bet each of us have had our own experiences and many of them turn out to be good memories. In my opinion, its good to encounter such situations, despite not being created intentionally.

I spoke to a good friend of mine,  after a month and she had something that we could laugh about for a while. It seems, that they went for a wedding last Sunday; With all the required preparation(getting traditionally dressed and racing off  Bangalore traffic), they landed at the venue that hosted two weddings on the same day. Unsure, where to go, they decided to ask the security guard. Much to their surprise, a Hindu and Muslim wedding were held, rather than a Christian wedding, where they intended to go. To their dismay, it was found that the wedding was held on Saturday. A day late!!!! Happens !!!! But, trust me she is gonna remember this for the rest of life. Its sweet, isn’t it!!

This reminded me another incident. My dad is an easy going person and he is now 64 years, yet is fun to hang around for any age group. He is a gem, I say. His close friend is Prasad uncle, who is equally fun loving.  Since, both friends stay almost about 20 kilometers far, they make it a point to speak frequently and visit atleast twice or thrice a month. Each time they met up, something naughty was up their sleeve, even at this age. Once such incident was when they decided to crash a wedding held at Trivandrum (caution-its not what they practice, but for fun). As they were well dressed, they decided to choose a venue, which seemed to be hosted by someone well to do. It was not hard, as the venue itself speaks about financial capacity. After having chosen one, they made sure to go around greet people (none would know them whom they represent). Then comes the best part, food!! Had sumptuous lunch with 3 payasam (desert) and left with a hearty laugh!!!!

Imagine they did this in their 60’s. How many of us would dare doing this for fun? I believe, that, the only life we are presented should have many such memories.

Have fun people, Have a lovely weekend!!

Cheers

Vannie