Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A late Eight.

Tagged by Imp's Mom :) Just needed an excuse to talk about myself, here goes...

Eight things I am passionate about:

1. My family ... support, love, acceptance, no judgment...lots of freedom and space...

2. Photography: Loved taking pictures all my life, am not good at it, but ever since I remember I have been taking pictures...as a teenager I used to spend all my pocket money in buying film rolls and then getting them printed.

3. Animal Rights: They cannot speak for themselves, if we don’t who will?

4. Reading: Includes Harry Potter, Gregor the Overlander, Narnia series...and before that Bambi, The Lady and the Tramp, Black Beauty, The Naughtiest Girl is Monitor, Fatty, Larry, Buster, ‘George and Fred’...Also ‘Rich dad Poor dad’, which left the kids totally uninterested. And colourful, glossy magazines, gorgeous interiors, Astrology...

5. Blogging : )

6. My own time: Need my own time and space in generous daily doses.

7. Justice Equality Ethics Human Rights: Humans include women : )

8. Writing Diaries, journals, never-posted letters describing boring details of Daughter’s/Son’s newest achievements, when they were babies; ‘to do lists’; ‘Self Improvement Lists’; Goals for 2003, 2008, 2014...; detailed plans for dinners, birthday parties, what gifts, what return gifts, how much butter for how many rolls...

Eight things I want to do before I die:

1. Spend lazy Saturdays, playing scrabble in our favourite club, while Husband plays golf, and then have a hearty lunch under the open sky and coconut palms, watching the sea. Go home for an afternoon siesta and come back for Dance and Dinner in the evening....Not so simple, it isn’t, with all our pets, to do this we need to move to Mumbai!

2. Drive to Bombay via Mumbai-Pune Express Highway.

3. Open an Animal Shelter

4. Travel by road all over India.

5. Say Bollywood style goodbyes to all who matter.

6. Watch my kids settled and happy.

7. Watch better laws enacted to give women truly equal status in this country.

8. Watch the situation of women in all the countries where they are treated badly improve, (the way it has happened in Afghanistan) oh then I will die in peace!

Eight things I say often:

1.Thank god for blogging, wish I had started earlier!

2. I think you need to straighten your room!

3. Have you reached there? Give me a missed call...

4. Let me call and ask my mom!

5. Thank God!

6. I guess I have to accept some weight? Don’t want to look like a witch!

7. Another few years and they’ll both be out! (We won’t sit and cry, we will stay six months in India and three months wherever they go, three months traveling, just like the neighbours in number 05...)

8. I am not addicted to blogging!

Eight books I have read recently:

1. A suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

2. Panchali’s Mahabharta - C B Divakaruni

3. The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time

- Mark Haddon

4. A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini

5.The witch of Portobello Paulo Coelho

6. Interpreter of maladies- Jhumpa Lahiri

7. Atlas Shrugged (a re-read)- Ayn Rand

8. Where the heart is- Billie Letts

And a 9. Planet Polygamus - Shinie Anthony

(still reading )

Eight songs I could listen to over and over:

There are many, many favourites. Quite a few are old favourites, from the days when we spent a lot, if not all our spare time listening to, collecting and sharing music. Friday evenings we were glued to the radio, listening to Ranganath Setlur on a ‘A Date With You’, and we loved to hear, not just our requests, but also our name on it. ‘In The Groove’ was another favorite, at 8 05 PM every day, just after the Sports News.

1. Boyzone - Words

2. Roger Whittaker - Disillusioned Fool

3. Door gagan ki chao mein- ‘Aaa Chal ke tujhe mein leke chaloon, ek aise gagan ke tale’

4. U2 - With or Without you

5. Carpenters - Top of the world, and the less popular ‘Sweet Sweet Smile’

6. Lobo - It sure took a long, long time/I’d love you to want me

7. Sinead O Connor - Nothing compares to you.

8. Beatles - With a little help from my friends, actually anything by Beatles.

Eight things that attract me to my friends:

I have done this here.

Four people I think should do this tag:


Krishna Aradhi,



...and anybody else who fancies this tag :)

Edited to add small print : Tags are not compulsory, do them only if you like. Will be delighted if you came back here and let me know you've done it :)


Imp's Mom said...

had lots of fun reading yours :)

you take lovely pics lady, the pic of the book is simply amazing..

traveling by road is something which I have done and miss it sooo much now :) thnx to my dad who is crazy about driving, so summer hols were picking new places mapping the route and stay arrangements and we'd be away in our ambi:) Best holidays of my life!

Carpenters is another fav of mine...what a haunting voice.... and nothing compares to you, amazing song...sheesh dunno how i forgot to add these to my list...

Swati said...

I love your pics too :)

Roop Rai said...

same to same as swati and IM!! :)))

alank's now been tagged twice! she better do it quick. heh i think she's busy with her exams rite now. i barely see her anymore.

Indian Home Maker said...

Imp's mom We haven't done much traveling by road...though I just love it. Love all the planing and mapping and the actual trip...charge mobiles and cameras, pack chilled coffee and sandwiches, choose music,pick some cushions and a shawl/blanket or two...just love it.
I liked all the songs in your list too, we seem to like the same kind of music!

Indian Home Maker said...

swati :) Thanks! reading these is a lot of fun, you do get to know other bloggers.

roop rai I just went and read your tag...now going there to read it peacefully.

IdliDosa said...

just wanted to say that i love reading you blog. it inspires me to update my blog more regularly than normal (if my laptop's charger is working alright)!

great going!!


Anonymous said...

i love ur blog! i love reading it. it inspires me to update my blog regularly than normal :)


Anonymous said...

nice list.. i like the "let me call n ask mom"- cute!
oh and btw, "words" is one of my favourite songs too

Krishna Aradhi said...

I am doing the tag. Will drop in the link when I have done it :)

Imp's Mom said...

hehe...we do don't we! Gosh after doing this tag i seem to be remembering more songs :P

Imp's Mom said...

and oh sent you an email :P

Homecooked said...

You are tagged :)

Krishna Aradhi said...

I have finally done the tag! Here is the link, check it out: http://naiveindian.in/2008/04/26/me-is-tagged/

Anonymous said...

I also loved this book! Do you know Paulo is launching this experiment where he is inviting his readers to adapt the book to the screen?
Check it out : http://paulocoelhoblog.com/experimental-witch/
Have a great day

Alankrita said...

Roop had already tagged me on this one- will duly do the other...

hey i like door gagan too :D