March 31, 2008

Down memory lane

This clock in numbered using only 9-enlarge to view


Over 15 years of friends and memories - tried to relive them in 5 crammed days and as the flight took off over Mumbai my heart sank to see a chapter come to an end.

My parents are moving base to Chennai to support me and take care of Anushka. We all went to Mumbai to spend some time as one family before the big shift in April.

When i got married almost a decade ago and moved to Chennai, i was not this low since I knew I could always go back to Mumbai to my folks and our home there. Now when I go on work , I will have to stay at a hotel!!

The Mumbai flat, so fondly designed and done up by my mother, will be rented out till such time that my parents decide to stay on here ( which would be at least till my ILs decide to join us here)

Anyway, here is to new beginnings !! With better poppadams and worse milk, more auto fights and less traffic jams....

9 comments:

~nm said...

Hey! Thats such an interesting one!! Who made it? And you own it?

Its damn interesting girl!

Timepass said...

The clock is lovely, is it part of some project? As I was reading the first para of ur post, my own Mumbai memories came back to life..I very well understand ur feelings...

Itchingtowrite said...

hey cheer up! funny i wrote a similar post on friday... i am sure u have read that by now.. u will get what i am trying to say!
but great your mom is here. Nothing beats the support u get this way and since your dad his here too, no one feels guilty abt they being apart at this age. the way i feel

Just Like That said...

Sorry about the uprooting,:-( but glad that you have your folks to look after Anushka. Nobody like grandparents to look after the li'l ones.:-)

Minka said...

God , I know just how you feel ! I felt the same way as all my family left Mumbai one by one till only my chittappa was there. And then he decided to move to Bangalore and become a hotshot CFO there. How I bawled my lungs out that I wouldn't have a home in Matunga/Bandra/Andheri to go to. But chin up, your parents will be here with you ! and that's totally worth it .

choxbox said...

ask me abt uprooting and all. got abt a month more :(

btw WHAT is this clock?! too cool!

artnavy said...

my dad made the clock with a marker and a bindi strip

he mentioned having come across some thing like this long ago and he worked it out again

BTW his bday is June 9

on the uprooting- anyway i guess it is prob temporary

choxbox said...

what a cool idea! i was going to ask if it was made for/by a 9 yr old etc.

Swati said...

Everything has two sides ...good is they will be with you and can spend time with their grand daughter ..but yes they will miss their place esp at this age.

Clock is a great idea ..may be I should save it to do as a school project with Aryan SOMEDAY :-P