Mar 21, 2008

A meme and Happy Holi

I had been tagged nearly a month back by Sra to write a meme and before I could write it Meera tagged me again.So finally I am gingerly taking a step forward to jot down some revelations or character assassination of my own self( I am being ridiculous,i know that) so that you get a picture of me in your mind's eye.I personally feel meme is a wonderful oppurtunity to tell friends whom you have never met who you are and let them conjure up an image of me.Meera I will surely write down a second meme but let me first do justice to my first one.

Well, I am a 31 yr old ,5 ft 6",average looking girl( thats what I consider myself,am dead scared of calling myself a lady!) with shoulder length hair,slim built and love to keep myself fit and well groomed.Nature wise I am an absolutely home and family loving person who loves to take care, organize and run the house like a perfectly well oiled machine.
My world revolves around my most prized possession....my 6 yr old daughter Mishti ,my honey bear who gave me the most magical moments of my life....the joys of motherhood ,with an unspoken promise to love her absolutely and the vow to protect her forever,don't care about the terrible twos that has gone or the teenage tantrums that comes my way.
I am married to a defence officer,a naval fighter pilot by profession ,an incredibly understanding, encouraging individual with a truckload of patience and an amazing father.His fearless,daring, never say die attitude and his gentlemanly spirit had swept me off my feet and captivates my heart.
Places I have stayed.....
1.Rourkela,the steel city of Orissa,the place where I was born and brought up,always dear to my heart.
2.Chabua air Force stn,Assam,my first place after marriage where my hubby was posted ,will always treasure those beautiful memories with the scenic,naive,untouched beauty of the land of the one horned rhinoceros.I have never seen such clear blue skies and the pure sparkling water of the winding streams.
3.Goa,planning to settle there as the laid back place is more like home now with 6 yrs of being posted there.
4.Mumbai...though a short posting but was enough for me to scour the city for my shopping expeditions:)
5.Bangalore,2 yrs and I wanted to run back to Goa,was saddened the way population and pollution is overpowering the garden city.
6.Vizag,though a small city has something very welcoming about it...has a plethora of eating joints with a crowd pleasing and appetizing menu.
7.Moscow...the awe inspiring capital...still discovering .....
Jobs I have done.....
1.Have worked as an english news reader for the rourkela TV channel f0r 4 years during my college days.My mom had persuasively urged me into it as she wanted me to be more extrovert and outgoing and that did help me to shed my inhibitions and become more camera friendly.
2.My second job was as a travel consultant...took up this job to put to use my air ticketing career skills.With my hubby sailing out constantly ,the tension of my significant half flying somewhere over the deep seas, the work pressure and my little one getting neglected kept nagging until the guilty working mother's heart couldn't take it anymore.
Foods I love...
I love all kinds of cuisines but no comparison to an authentic oriya thali that i have been brought up eating.Apart from that, chocolates makes me go weak in the knees,and then comes the ubiquitous Pani puri or the puchka or Gupchup..yes in orissa it's called gupchup.the actual joy of eating panipuri is with friends all standing with a dried palm leaf bowl surrounding the panipuri wallah and coaxing him to put more salt or chilli in the mixture and not forgetting the streak of sour tamarind water escaping from your mouth when you try to put the whole thing inside.oh what pleasure!sigh!
I have hydrophobia...noooo please don't think otherwise...I do take a bath everyday:)Just a look at the sea soothes and calms me but somewhere deep inside the fear of drowning does lurk so much that putting the head under the shower also chokes me out of breath.Well ,so now you know..I cannot swim:(
Love doing embroidery basically more of cross stitch...my creations adorn most walls of my house,specially Mishti's room.I had started making panels for her room and had embroidered her name on it two years before she was born...strange isn't it...well I was so sure I would have a daughter:)
Both my parents being science professors had always aspired for their children to become future engineers or doctors.My inclination for Shakespeare and Jane Austen never made me excel in science and I landed up as a literature student and till date the thought of not fulfilling my parents' dreams haunts me to the core.
I think I have talked a lot about myself,thanks a bunch for bearing with me and reading about me.Hope you enjoyed the meme.I would like to tag Shibani of Any one can cook,Rachel of Tangerine's kitchen,TBC of The budding cook,Dhivya of Dhivya's Kitchen.Its all up to them to accept it or not.
A very happy Holi to all of you!!

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27 comments:

  1. Saswati ,
    good to know about you dear ..
    embroidery ,wow! simply great ,keep doing that ,its a special hobby ..

    happy Holi
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

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  2. that was a very nice read.....goa is my fav place too...I lived there as well...will take up the meme very soon :D

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  3. So you have embroidered your daughter's name two years before she was born! that's wonderful, Saswati. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a loving mother. Your meme is so great. I fall into your category about the swimming..not that I have a fear of water, but I just don't like to wear the swimsuit (odd..ha!). Anyway, thanks for letting us know more about you!

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  4. Happy Holi to you too Saswati:) and that meme was a nice read:)

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  5. Good to know about you dear.. that was very nice to read:))and thanks for remembering me ..i will try to write up soon..Happy holy to u too

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  6. Hey Saswati,
    Thanks for tagging me but I am so not a Meme person. I've been tagged so many times now that I have lost count! Also, it would mean having to spend way too much time on the computer, and I do enough of that already! I am also not comfortable talking about myself...

    I liked reading yours though.:-)
    Like you, I can't swim either. I'm pretty sure that I would drown well though!;-)

    Happy Holi to u too.:)

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  7. that was really cool meme..nice to know abt u

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  10. Pretty much moved around India and have tasted different cuisine ! Nice read appreciate the time u spent for the post :) Happy Holy ...

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  13. A very explanatory meme :) luved reading through it...

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  14. Thanks for sharing a little of yourself with us :) it is always nice getting to know new friends.

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  15. Saswati,
    Nice MeMe. Good to know more about u...Take ur time for my MeMe...I wasn't sure or really didn't know if I should tag someone or not...so tagged everyone who replied to my MeMe because from their comments I thought they may like it.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Holi & happiness always,

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  16. Saswati, that's such a beautifully written meme and it was nice to know about you. Mishti is such a beautiful name.

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  17. Hi, thanks for doing the meme, but there's nothing weird about you at all! I enjoyed reading it.

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  18. Wow.....your meme is interesting.Really loved reading it.You've stayed in some amazing places and I could actually see the clear blue skies from your descriptions.Maybe even I should embroider a girls name somewhere....cos even I want a daughter :)

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  19. Nice meme, Saswati. I too had a great fear of the water, and learned to swim fairly recently, although I still fear the deep end of the pool. :)

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  21. Hi Saswati...I didn't realize you were in Moscow.We visited Moscow twice just after the cold war in the mid-90's. It was freezing cold & very dark grey...the Red Square was stunning & so were all the steeples & local markets.Great memories...& beautifully written meme.Imagine being married to a Naval officer & being petrfied of water...ha ha!! Life is funny! I too share your love for embroidery, & hydrophobia as well.My Dad was in the Air Force & transfers were a way of life. Like you, I too was in the airlines (BA) for 8 lovely years & then gave it up when my daughter was born. Your meme is well written indeed...like a movie!! Lol

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  22. Hi Saswati, thanks for passing by my blog -- I was anxious to visit you and now I see you have some wonderful tales to tell! My dad's parents came from Russia, but I've never been there :)

    Nice to read about you in your meme, and I look forward to your recipes! I loved trying Orissa food and hope to learn more of that from you.

    Best wishes from Massachusetts,
    Linda

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  23. hey Saswati,
    was nice to know more about the person behind the blog ;)
    Happy Holi to you too!

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  24. A hydrophobic gal married to a Navy guy?! :D It was fun to hear more about you, Saswati. Ah, Goa sure is one place that I would also love to live in.
    I'm looking forward to learning about two cuisines on your blog: Russian and Oriya. Both are quite unknown to me.

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  25. Thanks Saswati for choosing me. I feel honoured.

    Thanks again for being supportive.

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  26. Hi Saswati, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It lead me back to yours:) I love your blog, your writing is interesting and wow, aren't you one talented young lady!!! I am going to subscribe to you to be updated on your culinary adventures:)

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