Went to Giri traders in Mylapore and was mesmerised by the sheer variety in puja saamagri- had been there on work to collect agarbattis. Besides that I managed to find the Basics of Carnatic music (Sarali Varisai/ Geethams) in English to begin teaching Anushka. She is very averse to joining the class that is conducted in our apartment. Rather than force or coax her, I decided I could teach her for a few months till she is ready to enroll somewhere.
Also got her a set of Deity stickers to make her own scrap book so that she familiarises herself. She loves saying Ganesha and Hanuman ( thanks to the movies?) and seemed familiar with "Allaah " Could be because this was the first "God name" she had heard each day, at the mosque near our house in Mumbai, where we spent a few months, soon after she was born.
Premonition, ESP or what? Maybe shows my lack of being updated on news. I mentioned I liked the previous King of Bhutan in yesterday's post and I see this today in the paper- front page. I swear I had not read anything about Bhutan, let alone its royalty, in the last one month at least.
Saw Golmal Returns on DVD last night and am embarrassed to admit I liked it - over the top, mindless PJs, often tasteless humor. Bonus points because it spoofed the TV soaps which I detest. My only grouse was why would no mute person raise in arms against the lovable but caricatured version played by Tushar Kapoor. Before you go off to get your copy, let me tell you the rest of my family dozed off in the first few scenes itself.