Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – February 18, 2018

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge- February 18,2018 is about those photographs that don’t fall into any common category. This picture was taken in one of the Kolkata fairs held in the month of December. The young lad is walking with his feet tied to long bamboo sticks. These artificial legs are known as ‘ronpa’ in Bengali (one of the languages in India). People visiting the fair, specially little kids were amused by this unusually tall man while he was enjoying all the attention.

 

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Man on ronpa

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Sweet

The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is Sweet for the current week. As per the rules, the photo can either be of something or someone sweet. So, I thought of featuring one of the sweetest relationships in my family – the bond shared between a grandfather and his grandson.

This picture was taken in Dec 2017, when we took off for a family vacation in Mandarmoni, India. The toddler loves swings but he was scared of hurting himself due to a fall. His paternal grandpa (on the left) and maternal granddad (on the right) held his hand from both the sides while he enjoyed his ride. Their presence was enough for him to rise up and high.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Sweet

 

    

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see my nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award by The Average Aspirant . The fact that this is my third nomination and my fellow blogger considered me worthy of being nominated for two awards fills my heart with gratitude. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, optimistic and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. Please do check out the awesome blog of The Average Aspirant. She writes on her aspirations , on her life in the university and there are quite a lot of motivational posts as well.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter Z

It is the last week of the Alphabet with a Twist challenge. The topic for this week is Letter Z – Needs to have the letter Z anywhere in the word or people or animals catching some Zzz’s (sleeping or napping).  It so happened that I chose to take up this challenge today – that is on Valentine’s Day. The whole world is celebrating love and togetherness while we are trying to ease out things for a toddler who’s been quite unwell for the past two days.

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Movie Review – PadMan : The journey of normalizing menstrual woes

You think I’m mad.

Only mad become famous’

-Says the reel life PadMan during his speech at the United Nations in the movie. This weekend Mrs. Funnybones brought alive the roller coaster life journey of India’s menstrual man Arunachalam Muruganantham on-screen through a courageous and sincere venture called PadMan.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Tour Guide

I stumbled upon this weekly photo challenge just a while ago. The topic for this week is Tour Guide – What do you love about where you live? I was born in the capital of Bengal – Kolkata or Calcutta as the city of Joy used to be referred to as earlier but I grew up in a small town of Bengal called Berhampore. After my plus two, I moved cities for higher education and then for job assignments but whenever I use the word home, it always means Berhampore. It still does. The town is a part of the heritage district of Murshidabad.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Y

This week of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the letter Y. This is part of the Alphabet with a twist series and the rules state that it needs to start or end with the letter Y or in the caption for the photo “Why” needs to be present. We have traveled back to my home town for a couple of weeks and the toddler is getting to spend a lot of time with both his paternal grandparents and my Dad. Winter is on a backward retreat mode.

Today morning we were trying to go a little creative with the games while playing on the sun-kissed veranda floor of the house I grew up in. Dad had just laid out freshly cleaned raw vegetables. The toddler insisted on using the potatoes, tomatoes, pea-pods and his crayons to make a pattern. So I made the alphabet ‘Y’ using the vegetables and he tried picking it up using his set of crayons. I remember coaxing my Mum to do the same during my growing up years. Through today’s play session, I realized how small moments in motherhood can indeed be a way of reminiscing my childhood.

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Pattern making with vegetables and crayons – Letter ”Y’