On a Friday, on the occassion of Holi, S and I went to office. We didn’t take a leave from work. While, riding my scooter on the way to office, the weather was super-nice, slightly cloudy and a cool breeze was hitting over my face. The best part was that there was very less traffic on the roads. I enjoyed the drive so much 🙂 Riding on the same old road felt so peaceful and nice. When there are fewer people on the road, especially the ones who do not honk incessantly, it feels so good to drive.
The weather in Bangalore has changed in the last week. It feels pleasant unlike the usual hot summer days. Also, I get to see so many colorful trees these days. Even during the late morning hours, we can hear the birds chirping and it feels so musical.The flowers on the trees are like treat for the eyes, the pink Tabebuia trees are found all across the city and they are my favorite ones too. Also, the teck-park where I work has become super-colorful with flowers of all colors – yellow, red, white, purple and so on. I love to drive to office these days. This is the best part of Bangalore – it’s beauty and I am so glad that S and I chose this city to settle down 🙂
I do not like to play with colors during Holi. I don’t mind playing with water though ;), I love water to the core! But, after the festival the entire city has been painted with lovely natural colors and I enjoy watching them again and again. So, that’s what I meant by my love for colors. He He 😀
The weekends have become even more exciting after I started driving our car in the traffic areas under hubby’s supervision. Yeah, he sits beside me and uses the hand-break when required 😉 Initially I started driving in the less populated, residential area near our house. I gradually started gaining confidence when I got more used to the gears, the clutch, the accelerator, and more importantly the breaks 😀
Since last few weeks, I have been driving in the traffic areas. I must say, one has to be extremely patient, cautious and alert while driving in the traffic areas of Bangalore where the traffic can even move at a snail’s speed, the buses just come to a halt without any signal, the autos and the two-wheelers never ride straight(they ride as much zigzag as possible 😉 ) Last Sunday, I drove for nearly an hour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been riding a scooter from quite sometime now(more than 15 years) and I enjoy it a lot, but the experience of driving a four-wheeler is totally new and nice 🙂
I had set a target for myself of starting to drive in the heavy traffic areas before my birthday(occurs at the end of this month) and I am so glad that I achieved that target!! 🙂 I know, this is just the beginning. I need a lot of practice to be driving as good as my hubby does, but I will do my best to become better and better as days pass by. Riding a two-wheeler has always been one of the activities I have loved to do. Despite spending a lot of time in traffic, I enjoy driving to the core and now I am looking forward to becoming a better car-driver 🙂 Wish me luck friends!!! 🙂
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A “Thank You” would not suffice for what you have done for me since the time you gave birth to me, but today on the occasion of your birthday, I would take the opportunity to thank you for everything, dearest mother.
Since I was the first child in the family, I remember you had to go through a lot of struggles to bring me up in the way you wished. You were hell-bent upon getting me educated in the top-most English-medium school in Pune, when not everyone supported that decision of yours. You always felt getting your child educated from an English medium school is really important and you took your stand. That one decision of yours made a great difference in my life. You ran around to find the best tutors in the school in order to get the best out of me in my studies. I remember seeing your struggle, and it was only for you, I worked hard to get the first rank in my class in the 6th Standard. Since then, I have never looked back. You kept motivating me and I kept moving on in life as I wished to. What i am today is because of your hard work and support.
Today, despite the fact that I don’t get to see you often, let me tell you that I think of you often. The little things that you do for me now like sending us the sweets by courier during the festive season, calling us up and wishing us on all of the auspicious occasions, describing me everything happening at home, does keep me more closer to you. As you know and you understand that I don’t get to meet you often, but I still try my best to be there for you. Doing the little things for you keeps me happy and I would always be there for you.
Today, I pray that your health issues would soon get over and you’d feel more energetic.