Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Final touch!

The Dusshera Part of October has been told here  :-)

Rest there have been many other activities to share too. Before posting on November I wanted to finish my October tales. :)

After Birding, Family hangouts, Making shelf covers, caring for new born puppies, reading two novels and attending and enjoying the Durga Puja,  I ... 

Went for a Street-photo walk with other city Photographers. :-) got some great shots, would share soon :-) 
Bought these three beautiful finger rings. Bee ring from ShopNineteen website, Blue Flower and Butterfly ring from local shops.


Thrifted these two Tunics from local exhibitions and got some matching dotted clips.


Attended one of the monthly, 'Meet the Artist Programme' the initiative of the great artist Jatin Das.


 Some self photo-shoot for my sister's Textile work : Chinese collar top with mulberry buttons.

Visited one of Ruskin Bond's story telling session at the Odisha Literary Fest. !!!
WOW! I'm such a huge fan of Ruskin Bond and a chance to be here was simply AWESOME. Cant tell you how much!! Like a dream come true. I promise I'm gonna meet you one day at your residence Ruskin Ji :)
Also seen there were Vishal bhardwaj and other writers, directors and artists.
How cool is that !! :-)
(I know I look messy, I had to come running within officer hours :-P)



Took a lot of stress after BSNL services, Passport work (visiting local Police Station several times)(done), Mobile Repair (Still pending), returning online shopped stuff (Arrgh!) which is again pending...

p.s. Would soon review a bad experience with one of the online shopping website.  :-x

Hope all you lovely ladies have a nice time ahead. Enjoy and keep your spirits high !!! 

love <3
Tanuja :)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

October Already!

omg! October is already going to be over and I haven't even posted much yet! where did the time go o.O

My BSNL Broadband has some trouble, that's why I wasn't in touch with my facebook, Gmail and blogging for 4 days :D  Now I'm back after my Dusshera Holiday's and here what I did in the mean time :) (blogging from office :D)

This Dusshera went quite fine. I had 4 holidays in series and I used them to full.

Sunday first half went in birding. My blog friends would hardly know that I’m a hobbyist Birder that means, I enjoy watching and photographying birds. I go on common/interesting bird searching, participate in migratory bird counting in the State and also participate in Bird welfare campaigns. (I'm also a butterflier- You'd know this from my Photography Blog)

This time it was counting Open billed Storks nests for study and research purpose at the Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar

Many wild-lifers and naturalists participated in it. These birds are very huge and beautiful specially in flight. I was amazed to see their nesting ways. We got into groups and counted nests tree wise.


Later in the afternoon we had a lunch out with our relatives. We all traveled far out of the city with our grandmother and of course chiku had to come along.


Later in holiday's I cleaned my room as much as possible, cleaned as many clothes and decored one of my naked shelf with beautiful newspaper and 'kite paper cover' :)


A she dog has given pups in our backyard.. Sweet na! :) Our family absolutely adores dogs.


I completed reading Life of Pi..A very interesting and adventurous novel. Now waiting for the movie. Now reading The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh.


Baby-sited my grandmother and pet dog, while my family went off to visit various Puja pandals and enjoy their time :)


On the final 10th day of Dusshera, we all did puja at home. The vehicles and machines and instruments were worshiped. I went shopping with sister and visited one Durga Puja pandal on the way. It was so full of lights and decorations and colorswow :)


Will be back soon with more October Updates :)

Have a lovely weekend :) Hope you are having a fab time!!

Love <3
Tanuja :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Festive Season!

October fills me with a beautiful festive mood. There is Dussehra and following it there will be Diwali the major festivals of Hindu religion. I'm not that of a religious person but if some occasions brings happiness and family together then I'm all into it :) Yehhh to the holidays !!

We worship Maa Durga on her victory over demons. Also Goddess Kali, Laxmi and Lord Ganesha and Kartikay is worshiped. All basically a victory of good over evil. It is to remove the darkness, obstacles, problems, poverty and bring in light, prosperity, wealth, goodwill, luck and happiness. The city would be adored with huge decorations, lights everywhere, music and huge crowd will be gathered for the blessings around the beautiful earthen idols.

To understand this in a true sense, its all about believing in good. What I dislike about the now celebrated puja is that we spend a lot too money in the outer decoration and political part rather than actually doing some good for us or the society. ALSO it is the sacrifice in the name of god that is insane. (No I'm no more eating meat and turning into a more cruel free diet and living)


I have 4 days holiday including a Sunday. I usually don't make any far-away travel plans but spend my time at home. :)
I have a list of things to do in this Puja holidays. Check it out:

- Make my room clutter free, decor and bring in more positive energy.
- Make/buy gifts for my family members and two far away new moms.(My sister and a friend)
- Re-paint my home's entry space and the living room and decor with some festive colors of violet, indigo, gold, magenta and orange.
- Make homemade sweets (Gajar ka Halwa! Rasgulla? YUM!!)
- Make a birding trip out.
- Do cooking :) some new recipes??
- Have an outfit photo-shoot for my sister's textile work.
- create the 'This and That' Fb page and make crafts for it.

There is more which I'll eventually complete by Diwali... :) and of course share with you my dear friends.


What are you planing friends? 
Enjoy and have a nice time and have fun with your family and friends.  :-)

Love <3
Tanuja :)