Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Its thrilling and I just had to share.......

Hi All !

Sorry I havent been able to log in for a while....... I am just thrilled to bits and I just had to share this with you all..... I launched my first global office in Singapore last week and we have got the most tremendous response ! It feels so good , I can't explain ....moving from a garage to Singapore's Central Business District and getting written about all over the local papers as if we were the best thing to happen to Singapore after sliced bread and dumplings :) ...
What makes me even happier is that for very long lesconcierges was dipali...... now it goes much beyond that and it is an entity with a personality of its own right and the professional team I was able to put into place after many years of slog...have created the company and will take us to many global shores.

And for those of you in Singapore ( Nisha ...Sabha ...Veronica ) and for those of you who know people who have only 24 hours in a day living in Singapore ( wink ) : do use our services...... would love to help.



Sunday, May 21, 2006


I had a lovely holiday with my a parents in Kolkata. It was a bit hectic but we still managed to squeeze in quite a few things - My Fair Lady - Musical put up by Calcutta Club, several new restaurants - The food at Tajas which we stumbled upon as Banana Leaf wouldnt allow reservations was very good. Food in Tolly is vastly improved from our school days. But sadly a trip to school wasnt one of them. :(

I hope to convince those living in Kolkata to post new pictures of school and the teachers with their comments. Abha, if you're reading this please take a picture of Subhag Aunty for the blog and get her comments too!

What was your favorite poem?

Remember all the poems we learned? Some good, some great and some downright boring.My very first poem was 'Someone came knocking' by Walter de la Mare.
I loved 'Lochinvar' ( Sango, remember?). Also remember 'Lord Ullin's daughter" which was really depressing! I also remember the one about Queen Gulnar (? name of the poem?). Enjoyed the 'Ballad of East and West'.
I had a really hard time with Julius Caesar in 9th and 10th- when there were so may other ones that they could have picked. Which ones did you gals like?


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Hearst Castle

This was taken when we visited the Hearst Castle in California. On a hot day like today, sure would be good to jump in!

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Sunday the 14th is celebrated as Mother's Day here in the US.
I wanted to wish all my dear friends a VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
Hope you have a day of peace, love and hapiness that will carry through the rest of the year.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mishti Dohi....Anyone?

We have been talking back and forth on the wonders of Mishti Dohi. Does anyone have an original recipe? I have been dying to make this over the past years and have never had great success. Please post your recipes here- do share. I love the stuff!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Thanks Soma

Here are two more pictures of a picnic we went to in class xi or xii..not sure which one. Thanks Soma (Jot) for sending them. I have more pictures on the lmog83 members only site, so Soma and others you may want to sign up and check them out.

A picture and another good read

Thought I'd post this picture of the blue heron who visited a nearby lake. Also wanted to share that I had read Reading Lolita in Tehran : A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi a few months ago and really recommend it.

Monday, May 8, 2006

My friend the budding Poetess

Dipa's delightful little rhyme was hidden away in the comments of another post. If you want to see more of what she had to say, click here

My clearest memories of days of school
Include only those where FUN would rule.
Mrs.Mathews chemistry Class
Oh how much we would her harass
While she climbed one we would run down the other flight of stairs
Throw our books in ryhthm and turn around our chairs.
We would bribe Sulaiman to ring the bell early
Never Abdul for he was too surly.
Steal aloo bombs and eat 30 paise hot chips and orange bar
Wait outside on the road to see the dudes directing our car
Once we went to see a movie in a hall
We all got into such a squall
Piya sprayed the hall with birds of paradise scent
And UP and I under our chairs went.
Samiya would always be with a book
Roopa would dream of a new brawn to cook.
Abha would eat and yet remain skinny
Ham sandwisches were a speciality of Vini.
Dosas and idlis were Rohini's treat
Geetanjali would rule the roost on Park Street.
Arti would sit an continuously giggle
While UP from a new escapade try and wriggle.
Chidiya , Sreela, Madhumita, Sangeetas five
Around the class they would jive
I remember teaching them to hum loudly like a bee
So that Mrs. Malhotra would give us time off from Hindi.
And UP shouted "Horatious" one elocution day
"Coffee with the meal" I said and fainted away.
Fan dance, pet shows , carnivals and more
We really had a good time : guess that was in store
Shucks the more i think of things the more I smile
for the sequel of this poem you may have to wait a while


Friday, May 5, 2006

must read...

I just finsihed a great book which some of you might have even read as its been out for a while...its called Kite Runner.
A great portrayal of life in Afghanistan from the '70s to present day.Its fictional interwoven with true facts and is quite a page turner.
If you all get a chance - do read.
Any suggestions...looking for something exciting to read.Any recommendations??

hugs and have a great weekend y'all.


Thursday, May 4, 2006

Class Teachers

Hi Gals:
I was trying to remember our class teachers in each Class, and I must admit my memory is not what is was.
Can you help fill in the blanks?

Class XI, XII: Mrs. Nainan, Mrs. Brown
Class, IX X: Mrs Kar, Dayita Dutta, Mrs Gangee
Class VIII. Mrs. SinghDeo
VII Mrs Menon,
VI Mrs. L Kumar
V Mrs. Puri
IV Mrs Kumar
III Ms. Jacob amnesia.
But I am sure between us we can fill the blanks.
And does any one know where any of our teachers are these days?

Thanks Ro, Uj Arti and Dipali for your input. Have updated the list.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

My retirement spot

Don't scream and say why so early. But I just had to plan my retirement abode. And when we found this land in Ooty, we rushed past the many years ( hopefully we have ) and bought this little paradise in the blue hills. Laden with tea and herbs, skirted by sleepy lakes that are filled with rainbow trouts, now named Nani's Nook ( after my mom and grand mom who are both old Ootians ), this 3 acre land now looks forward to ideas from you guys for a perfect get away home where perhaps we can all meet and enjoy. So if any of you can help with a link or design sketch or some ideas on how to make a perfect home here..... please please send this me ... thanks ......

Monday, May 1, 2006

Spring is here in all its glory, here in North Carolina too. Thought I'd share this rather Van Goghesque picture...Hey Uj want to do a Tulips in the Sunflowers or Irises mode?
Am also putting up some more pics. on the lmog site.


Aditi was cleaning up trash in a local park as part of the Earth Day celebrations when we came upon this tranquil spot. Thought I would share it with all of you.