Childhood memories – Tulika Blogathon 4

June 23, 2010 at 10:02 am | Posted in Blogging, Childhood, Memories | 8 Comments

Tulika is looking for rhymes in various indian languages. So below are few which have so many memories attached to them.

There are perhaps the first two or among the first few rhymes that me and my brother heard as babies.

The Moon that fascinate everyone as a kid :

chanda mama door ke
paue pakaye boor ke
aap khaye thali mein
munne ko de pyali mein
pyali gayi toot
munna gaya rooth
nayi pyali layenge
munne ko manayenge

And elephant , we always wanted elephant to come home and so it goes like this:

Haati raja kahan chale ,
sund utha ke kahan chale ,
kaan hila ke kahan chale,
mere ghar aa jao na ,
halwa poori khao na.

Apart from that , we heard “aate baate” , “aaja ri nindariya” and “akad bakad” several times as kids. My husband on the other hand has fond memories of “gala goli kali gaye …kana patti kana patti Kurrrrr” but we do not remember the complete wordings.

Then as I became about 5 years these were my favourites.

Here 3 or more kids used to play together. 2 kids join hand and make a gate and sing the following. While rest of the kids walk under the gate around the gatemen.

Poshampa bhai poshampa ,
Dhakuo ne kya kiya
Sau rupaye ki ghadi churai
aath aane ki rabadi khayi
ab toh jail mein aana padega
jail ki roti khani padegi
jail ka paani peena padega

And then the gate will close to catch any of the kid who is taking rounds between the four arms , while the challenge for the kids who takes round is to escape.

And then there was a clapping chant in school. I forgot how we used to clap but I can remember the words :

Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab,

(now faster clapping and singing)
Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab.

Do share your childhood memories.

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My Surprise ..

June 14, 2010 at 9:21 am | Posted in Blogging, Gift | 16 Comments

..has just arrived!!!!

Yes , the talented Shruti has sent me a handmade card. Yes Yes , I finally own one of those. I just got lucky and got this one.

What more to ask for , she also sent me a Origami book (for Aryan ofcourse !!!) without winning a craft competition ..YAY !!!

Here are some bad pics of the lovely gifts..I am not carrying a camera to take better pics and I did not want to delay this post πŸ™‚

1001th blessing of having your mom around..

June 4, 2010 at 9:56 am | Posted in Mom | 13 Comments

..you get your tea ready in the mornings πŸ™‚
and laundry folded in the evenings πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Yeah ..my parents are here after almost 2 years

what do you do when

June 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Posted in What do you do when | 5 Comments

there are multiple things that you want to do along the same times

and you just can’t do them together for its not feasible

and you are not able to priortize as well

(and its not about things at work but about things that matter more than work in life!)

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