a few years back, Tejas would be very upset with Amrita and almost hate her for everything gone wrong at that moment. He would say 'she troubled me for 4 years' he would say even when he turned 8.

Now the tide's finally changed, hopefully for good. Nowadays Amrita openly proclaims Tejas is her best friend since we other girls in the family, Aishu and myself are her bitter enemies. Mom tells her to do stuff she doesn't want to do and she looks upon Aishu as her competitive little sister who she has to one up all the time. I try to foster good things between them, but sometimes i forget and in a selfish way of making my life easier, i chide her and openly wish she would be as easy as Aishu. Aishu is no easy cake to walk on either. Yes, she is more tolerant. less demanding, but she is not so in certain other places where Ammu takes it easily.

Well, this is why i should blog more. I hate chronicling. I dislike looking back on life. i do not like bittersweet memories which make my nose quiver and make me all dreamy and teary eyed. I like the present and i look forward to the future, but i just do not like to delve in the past. It is over and done with. Happy and sad memories. i do not like looking at pictures as they are very nostalgic. Just don't. How about you guys ? Are you the same way ? 
i am too zen for all these moments in my life. that is why i do not have any writing fodder. For example. My kids have just joined this new school and this is our first day we decide to try to the school bus.I reach there with my kids in tow, and guess what, this mom is a little peeved that my kids got off just before her bus stop, probably now that a bus stop is added and her kid is going to be dropped a minute late from now on. 

TEACHER vs GURU


Generally though giver of knowledge in a systematic fashion is known as teacher,
in our tradition, he is also on certain occasions, he is called Guru.
So what is the distinction between the two ?
Read on .....beautifully explained.




TEACHER vs GURU

A teacher takes responsibility of your growth
A Guru makes you responsible for your growth 
A teacher gives you things you do not have and require
A Guru takes away things you have and do not require 
A teacher answers your questions
A Guru questions your answers 
A teacher helps you get out of the maze
A Guru destroys the maze

A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil
A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil 
A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey
A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey 
A teacher is a guide on the path
A Guru is a pointer to the way 
A teacher sends you on the road to success
A Guru sends you on the road to freedom
  
A teacher explains the world and its nature to you
A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you 
A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the world
A Guru shows you where you stand in relation to the world 
A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego
A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego
  
A teacher sharpens your mind
A Guru opens your mind 
A teacher shows you the way to prosperity
A Guru shows the way to serenity 
A teacher reaches your mind
A Guru touches your soul 
A teacher gives you knowledge
A Guru makes you wise

A teacher gives you maturity
A Guru returns you to innocence 
A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems
A Guru shows you how to resolve issues 
A teacher is a systematic thinker
A Guru is a lateral thinker 
A teacher will punish you with a stick
A Guru will punish you with compassion

A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son
A Guru is to pupil what mother is to her child 
One can always find a teacher
But a Guru has to find and accept you 
A teacher leads you by the hand
A Guru leads you by example 
A teacher instructs you
A Guru constructs you
  
When the course is over you are thankful to the teacher
When the discourse is over you are grateful to the Guru 
When a teacher finishes with you, you graduate
When a Guru finishes with you, you liberate

Lonavala


We went to Lonavla today.
We had breakfast and lunch at Kamat's restaurant
We went to the wax museum and then to karla caves
Then we did Della Adventure for the rest of the day which was a lot of fun.
We ate at Creme della which was a very nice experience.
We would like to come back again to Della Adventure with our cousins.
the lameness of a post. How fleeting thoughts are? why blog at all. Doesn't make sense to me. The one thing i thought about at one moment is not the same the next moment. i am seeing this lovely pigeon out of my balcony. it is looking around almost furiously which makes me think it is trying to see with both eyes. i wonder if its head and beak come in the way of taking in a vision with both eyes. lovely red color making a circle over the black pupil and its actively looking around with its grayish green neonish of a neck color dazzling in the sunlight. its feet with claws look ready to take a flight, much to my consternation as what will i write about if my subject takes away into the blue expanse of the Mumbai sky. The feathers finish of their grayish color with a thick border of black much like a saree's border and the bird has left has my building, crashing my enthusiasm to write anymore. I just don't feel the need to write. The pen is the heaviest object to lift and my eyelids are the heaviest to heave open when it comes to writing nowadays. I am trying to recreate the years when i loved to write, actually wrote stuff which i loved the best and after so many years having flown by in between, writing is just not the same anymore. the laughter, the mirth and joy and the life has disappeared from my writing, that it tastes insipid and feels just vapid, empty , just to fill in the pages. The most repeated advise i hear is not to write while only being inspired but just writing like a practise and we all know that practice maketh perfect. Maneuver, - i have to teach my son the spelling for his Maars spelling bee.

Okay the moment is broken. The magic is lost. My pen is stolen and my muse has disappeared. Thus comes my writing to an end.

With much love and much hope to discovery
Mommy Dearest

Discipline

is the hardest for me to do. To have a routine. So from today , i am going to include all the routines i want, one by one. 

Chennai trip

was eventful. Stressing out on changing the kids's school.

Body Shop Whitening Shiso

Bought the entire .. well not the entire range of products, but most of it
By recommendation of my beautician. 
Face Wash
Serum
Moisturizer with SPF
Night Cream
Make Up Cleaner

I've used the products for one day and already my skin is peeling. Lets see what happens.