BEWARE !!!!!


Before u start cursing me, blame it on Kanagu who has bestowed this award on me ❗

Thanks Kanagu!
Thanks Kanagu!

I have to live up to his expectations and being unofficially tagged by Meira in her comment section [though I hv almost done the tag there ;)] decided this is the best way to accept the award. U ppl plsssss don’t run away 😈

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:

Errr… Cn the qs be 8 blogs or still better 80 blogs [Inifinity is better] I love to read πŸ˜›
The TV only plays the required background music for my date with the blog-world or for my cooking adventures in the kitchen πŸ˜‰
Only time I realize that am nt seeing the pgm is when Su takes the remote to change channels πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

If I hv to pick:

1. NDTV 24×7 or CNN-IBN for News
2. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs
3. India’s Got Talent
4. Discovery, NGC, Animal Planet – most of the time πŸ˜›
5. Tennis – no other channel allowed at the time of any Grand Slam, sometimes other tournaments too πŸ˜‰
6. Cricket – usually only when India plays
7. Khana Khazana on Zee TV
8. Tom n Jerry πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

8 Favorite Places to Eat:

1. Amma-Appa’s kitchen! Both of them r awesome cooks! I hv still nt been able to decide who is betterΒ  πŸ™„
2. Home [Love thyself! Love what u cook; who else wud otherwise :P]
3. Dabeli wala on P.G Road, Hyderabad – Yum! Am gonna miss Dabeli big time when we get bk to Bengaluru 😦
The person packs it up n says ‘Ye lo; ek tumhare liye aur ek tumhare Shahrukh Khan ke liye :P’
4. Amore, Eat Street, Hyderabad for yummy ice-creams
5. Chats from the chat-man near office. He speaks Kannada n may be that makes him prepare them
all the more yummier when I go! Some of my colleagues call me when they wanna eat there only for the special treatment me thinks 😦
6. Time-pass kadlekai [groundnuts] in the Mysore Palace aavaran πŸ˜›
7. Rs.10 Pizza n Bun Masala in the roadside shop @ Malleswaram, Bengaluru
8. Churmuri sold on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake, Hyderabad in that cone-shaped paper packets!

Waise, if its abt restaurants, I can start a different blog for them altogether!

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:

1. Bank balance reduction – almost daily πŸ˜‰
2. My feet were treated with a lovely pedicure … ahh nice to be pampered sometimes 8)
3. I had no fight with the autowala !!!!!!!!! If u r wondering, then its a miracle in itelf! If u wud hv read this post, u wud know πŸ˜‰
4. Heard something interesting from Mom πŸ˜›
We celebrate Mangala Gowri Puja in this month to pray for long life n well being of the husband. There’s one li’l girl Monisha next to my Mom’s house πŸ˜›
N what she said left me spellbound! She is only gonna pray that she gets a husband who will take her to all SRK movies n her qs was what Puja do men perform to get a gud wife .. Smart na πŸ˜‰
5. Got to know that one of my very close friends in Hyd is shifting base 😦 I still want to believe its a dream 😦
6. I ate yummy Dabeli … wow!!!!!!!!
7. Packing for my tripΒ  .. Gosh! Never ends till the last fraction of a second πŸ˜›
8. Lotz of shopping in the name of festival .. I love the festive season πŸ˜‰ – Now u know where Point No.1Β  came from πŸ˜›

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1. Tomorrow Morning … Tea heaven Munnar beckons!!!!!!
2. Meeting my blog friends – I so want to meet someone soon and write aΒ Β Β Β Β Β  longggggggg post abt it πŸ˜›
*** Why do I see ppl looking for hide-outs 😯 ***
3. Ammana kai oota [Maa ke haath ka Khaana] 😦 Miss U Amma, not for the khaana alone πŸ˜›
4. Ganesh Puja .. Preparing delicacies, arrangements for the puja, having friends home for lunch – so much fun! Waiting to see the Khairatabad Ganesha idol which is the tallest in India! The form is gng to be
Mathsya Ganesh this time.Ganesh Nimajjan @ Hyderabad too is truly splendid!
5. Learning Malayalam from OG! Malayalam is a Spaar language. I had some Kalippu learning the same :(But Kidilam Guru EOG hs come to my rescue and is gonna take time out of his hectic Jwaolli to help me with it πŸ™‚ Pls no Strikku in b/w Aliya 😯

From OG’s dictionary:

Spaar – Superb
Kalippu – Problem
Kidilam – Gud/nice ??? [think I learnt this from some comment section ;)]
Jwaolli – Work
Strikku – Strike
Aliya –Β  Way of addressing πŸ˜› [Some more gyaan pls!]

6. Visit Wayanad [courtesy Smithu] and have a yummy pakka Mallu meal @ Deeps place πŸ™‚Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  7. Learn Crochet from Crafty and Music from Vimmuuu Mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm!!!!! Thatz his new mantra πŸ™„
8. Going back to Namma Bengaluru 8)

8 Things I Love About Winter:

1. Power cuts don’t matter much πŸ’‘
2. Warmmmmmm hugs πŸ™‚
3. A cup of hot, steaming coffee cn never taste better!
4. Shopping for new woollen wear n flaunting them πŸ˜›
5. Eating Mirchi Bhajjis, Pakoras, hot-n-spicy chats ….. droolllllll ❗
6. Snow fall
7. No sweat
8. Avarekai season [One veggie I (Bangalore/Mysore/Hassan region people rather) love n almost all dishes @ home hv this as an ingredient)]

8 Words or Phrases I Use Often:

1. Che che
2. Ayyo Rama
3. Touchwood
4. God Bless
5. God Forbid
6. Amen
7. Ahem
8. Bliss

8 Things I Have Learned From My Past:

1. Give respect n take respect works!
2. Something may be difficult, not impossible!
3. Be Good n Do Good – thatz the most imp thing. If we can’t do any gud, letzΒ Β  nt do bad atleast.
4. All Work n Fun does make anyone dull! Go hv fun guys; don’t slog πŸ˜‰
5. A hug from a loved one can indeed brighten up any gloomy day πŸ™‚
6. Every cloud does have a silver lining ❗
7. Its not difficult to find true love.
8. Heaven is indeed right here on earth πŸ™‚

Eight Places I Would Love to Go or See or Visit:

Around the World!:D

8 Things I Currently Need or Want:

1. A surprise from my parents – Khaash they cn land here 2mrw πŸ˜›
2. A visit to Valley of Flowers
3. Longggg awaited hike [What gud is the appraisal letter without this :(]
4. Hubby turned SAHH [Stay-@-Home-Hubby] for sometime. I want him to be home when I get back from work n welcome me with a bear hug πŸ˜‰
5. Absence of issues from the field [Why do these products take a weekend break too n stop working *sob* *sob*]
6. Sensory Bliss @ Ayur care — Real bliss!
7. An ice-cream – anytime πŸ˜›
8. I so badly want to tag people on this one 8)

Well, has anyone reached here or is it ‘Run Away’ or ‘zzzZZZ’ state πŸ˜‰

Thanks Kanagu for the two awards. Very nice of u to have taken time to write abt each of us!

Here is the other award πŸ™‚

Thanks a lot Kanagu -  Hope I do!
Thanks a lot Kanagu – Hope I do!

Thanks Lively for the lovely awards πŸ™‚

Thanks Lively :)
Thanks Lively πŸ™‚


May God bless all of U n Me too πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


  1. finally here! πŸ˜€

    ok, going back to read the post!!

    we know your posts will be long, so why the disclaimer?!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    *runs before swaram catches up!!*


                  1. i’m still here..just that I haven’t dared to read the post yet…

                    just hanging out in the comments section…!! its almost as good, if not better, than the post! :p


                    1. Ha ha .. ws sure u wud say that πŸ˜‰

                      U can say that the comments r better n still be saved from my wrath!

                      Bcoz I feel so too ROFL πŸ˜€


  2. Ha ha ha….I read through the complete post,Swaram, you need to appreciate me for that, but, pls don’t pass on the tag…
    LOL on the comments…and Meira-Swaram combo-am wordless!!


  3. Even I watch – India’s Got Talent and Khana Khazana

    Cool combo naavu πŸ˜‰

    Cricket and Tennis – by default! πŸ˜‰

    he he true πŸ˜›

    I agree abt parents! Mine too are super cooks in their own right!!

    Same pinch from my parents to urs πŸ˜‰

    I prefer Home too ! I cook well. so, no question abt NOT liking it!! πŸ˜›
    September nalli lunch ge bartidini πŸ™‚ Amele helhtini πŸ˜›
    ************Bhagoooooooooo ********

    And yea, street food, churmuri – so many places, so little space!! πŸ˜€
    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Me too didn’t fight with autowala yesterday!!

    LOL@ SRK movies!! πŸ˜›

    He he .. kids I tell u πŸ˜›

    So bad! You havent’ mentioned that you are looking forward to meeting me! πŸ˜‰
    Dost Dost naa Raha…
    *Pixie continues to sing off-key till someone throws both pairs of expensive shoes at her!
    Then she picks them up and runs!!*

    ROFL πŸ˜€ U r too gud kanho πŸ˜‰

    I agree about Avarekaayi Season and coffee and hugs!

    Yummy alva πŸ™‚

    You are looking for snowfall in Hybd?!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Khaash I cud 😦 We hv only the artificial snow world here πŸ˜› Rs.250 for 40 min πŸ˜‰

    Ayyo Rama/Ayyo – even I use!!
    Rama rama πŸ˜›

    Past lessons are good ones!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    all 8!
    Thank u dearie πŸ™‚ {{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

    Oye! If your parents land there tomorrow, they will be disappointed na?! You will be away in Munnar!!
    Yenamma idu?!!

    Ha ha ha .. Gnanodaya πŸ˜‰ U r so lucky alva .. Mysore is just 3 hrs away 😦

    I also want ice cream and coffee!! πŸ˜€
    Chalo chalte hai πŸ˜‰


        1. U know what, one doggie took off one of a pair of my Reebok shoes 😦 hd used it just once 😦

          Me too senti n optimistic πŸ˜› Still hv the other one 8)


        1. I am so lucky to hv a laugh riot n sweetheart as friends πŸ™‚

          ***Khushi ke aansoon ****

          **** Swaram trying to sing Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai *****


          1. *sniff*
            everyone is making fun of Pixie today…

            *hoping the tears will earn Pixie an ice cream from Swaram and Meira and anyone else who falls for ’em!*


              1. if I cry, will i get an ice cream too?

                after all, me a guy. tears are far more precious…have to work so bloody hard to get em out…


  4. Wow, nice post and loved to read about all the 8 things. πŸ™‚
    And see I didn’t run away (partly because I was waiting to read your reception of my awards ;))


    1. Thanks Lively πŸ™‚

      He he i still think u hv run away πŸ˜›

      Lamba post chota comment 😦

      Thanks for the awards πŸ™‚ Put it up on the awards page too πŸ™‚

      Hv to pass them on innu!


      1. Oh yeah. I was maha busy last evening so couldn’t comment long. Else would’ve eaten a lot of the comment space πŸ˜›
        Will do so on the next post. Hopefully πŸ˜›


  5. you mentions Malleshpura!! you are truly louvly with your choice of food I say. Malleshpura is the bestest place in the world πŸ˜€

    hehe@ Queen of long posts award. you deserve it my friend.
    and please continue singing.. I need some entertainment at work πŸ˜‰


  6. hoon πŸ™‚ aadre Janata nalli ivaga ashTu chennagilla.. of course avara VaDe sambar still rocks. aadre dosey is sad. Jai CTR, anyday πŸ˜€


  7. Oh my god already 73 comments.

    4 of us used this like IM πŸ˜›

    I think this post of urs beat indyea’s post.

    Oh GOd! Mine is crap though .. she writes what makes a lot of sense!

    Congrats on the awards.

    Thanks n to u too πŸ™‚

    Great ur mom and dad both cooks,u also cook like them??

    I try to πŸ˜›

    Khana kazana and tom and jerry same pinch πŸ™‚

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Hey u r moving back to banglore???

    Someday; nt b4 I meet u n Mystery n others πŸ™‚

    Be carefull this time for ganesh nimarjjanam,swin flu cases are rising


    Post the picture of Khairatabad Ganesha


  8. Hi,’

    I really like the party that happens on your comments section πŸ˜‰ .. its just too good.

    Nice tag.. I hope I can also join you for those delicacies at hyderbad.

    rock on with the party ..


  9. Dushman duniya karle kitne bhi sitam…
    Swim karke aayenge blog pe hum!!!!!

    Kade the hum aap hi ke intezaar mein!
    Aapke comment bina jaan hi kahan hai post mein πŸ˜›



    Congratulations my sweetiepie! love u so much! u deserve all this n more!!!!!

    Just bcoz of ppl like all of u Sweety! Cheers to the blog samaj!
    Wonder hw u like all this crap πŸ˜›

    sowwie swaram,
    crafty coming n going…
    but so little saying…

    It means so much to me dear πŸ™‚ Hope u get thru this soon 😦 Me wants my li’l sis to hv just enuf work with enuf time to blog πŸ™‚


    alle meri baby .. take this hankey … c it hs a doggie on it πŸ™‚ U likie πŸ™‚

    i came like thrice but have to shut window! 😦

    but finalyy!!!!!!!!!!!
    typed in word doc….hee haw haw haw!!!!!



    will come back if i don;t drop dead on the bed at nite!!!

    Take care … luv u so much πŸ™‚ Eyes pe rose water lagao okie πŸ™‚
    love u!!!!

    i miss u tooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {{{{{{{{{{{{group hugs}}}}}}}}}}}

    Aww sweetie .. we all miss u πŸ™‚

    {{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}} n Muahs πŸ™‚


    1. *crafty takes doggie wala hanky, squeals n grins and keeps in her pocket carefully and wipes nose on swaram’s sleeve instead*


      muahs swaram!!!! i can’t stay away!!! πŸ˜€


  10. Hey loved your lists of 8. Ok , i found really hilarious that u use the phrase “Ayyo Rama”. Really? How cute.

    Congrats on all the well deserved awards & hope u have a lovely trip to Munnar. Hey , does this Munnar trip mean that u’ll be away from the blogworld? Oh, we’ll miss u so much then.


    1. Hey thanks dear Monu πŸ™‚ So sweet of u πŸ™‚

      Ayyo rama … really πŸ˜‰

      Me gonna b away for 3 days only!

      Me wil miss the blog world too 😦 Hubby ws asking me to find out if the resort hs a Wi-Fi provision πŸ˜› Look, even he knows what an addict I am πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


  11. congrats congrats congrats on teh awards….you so deserve each one of them!! πŸ™‚

    Now let me go and read your tag..

    and lady now GO & PACK for munnar!!!and begin drafting your next looooooooooooooong post from that point,ok?? πŸ˜€


  12. Ah I’m rather late today ..


    Lets get down to it !
    I love India’s Got Talent too. Entertaining πŸ™‚

    Yeah! Some gr8 talent there!

    Oh man, every post of yours has a mention of chat. I’m hungry Swaram !!!!!!

    ha ha .. chatoholic πŸ˜‰

    Amma’s kitchen tops my list too.
    I think its universal na πŸ™‚

    You’re going to Munnar!!! Well, after I saw that bit, I read the rest of the post in a daze since I was so J.

    :mrgreen: Been there?

    I love Munnar. It is the best hill-station in South. Paradise. Enjoy the holiday !!!!!

    Thanks dear πŸ™‚

    Will await your Munnar stories..
    Me waiting to post abt them too πŸ™‚


  13. AHHHHHH .. posts n comments are getting longer n longer.. I’m going to be kicked out of my office some day πŸ˜‰
    Queen of long posts!! very well deserved.. :p
    Got to run now.. hav to pick lil P from day care.. but will log in again to read comments πŸ˜‰ ..


  14. ha ha avarekai πŸ˜€ I like it… πŸ˜›
    Oh not to worry I am not going to hide anywhere πŸ˜‰ And seriously I don’t mind these long posts that much(as long as you don’t write a couple of ’em everyday) πŸ™‚


    1. Wow! U like avarekai too! Yum! πŸ˜‰

      he he thanks .. i will visit Chennai soon then πŸ˜›

      Ahem … writing couple of them wil probably be diff for me too πŸ˜›


  15. 1) Loved the Indian Flag in the header of your blog πŸ™‚
    2) Lot of pointers, made me sit back and smile ( Fav being Averekai)….I had a tough day at work and rest of things, so this was a REAL stress buster for me…
    3) I see that you miss Hyderabad a lot…I assume you are from Hyd and living in Bangalore currently. Am a bangalorean. Lemme know if you want me to suggest some hot joints to eat . I know some lovely places, where you can relish :))


    1. 1) Thanks a lot πŸ™‚
      2) Nimgu ishta na avarekai πŸ˜›
      3) Ayyo πŸ˜‰ ashtondh confuse aytha! Very much from blr – born n brought up … just moved to Hyd 2 yrs bk ashte πŸ™‚ Temporary @ that πŸ™‚ Bengaluru galli galli lu thindu abhyasa πŸ˜›


  16. So queen of long posts – that was a post that nicely validated that award πŸ™‚

    ROFL πŸ˜€ I think it will be the last one πŸ˜› I am nw gonna aim for Queen of mid-size posts Ha ha ha 8)

    I am not complaining though πŸ™‚ Your long posts are such fun πŸ™‚ And as Pixie says – no need for disclaimers anymore πŸ™‚ We will just assume πŸ™‚

    He he πŸ˜›

    First of all – congrats:) You totally deserve it πŸ™‚
    U r so sweet πŸ™‚ U know that, don’t u πŸ˜‰

    That was a fun tag πŸ™‚ Must have taken you some time to list it all down πŸ™‚
    He he yeah πŸ˜› The entire office ws in holiday mood 2day πŸ˜‰ It helped πŸ˜›

    ‘A surprise from my parents – Khaash they cn land here 2mrw :P’ – Oh me too!!! just yesterday Poohi was asking her Ammamma to come over πŸ™‚
    Oh 😦 Kiddos miss grandparents so much na!

    Have a lovely break! Will miss you!
    I will miss u all too 😦 Wondering hw many posts the google reader will show when am bk πŸ˜› Independence day n weekend put 2gether!

    Have a great time and come back with loads of pics πŸ™‚
    U ready for another long post πŸ˜‰


  17. see kanagu what you have done!
    you gave an award and here Swaram came up with her loooooooong post…
    Indi..where are you??? tough competition here…

    @swaram.. will coem back tom and read in detail..pakka.. now cab time have to rush home…


    1. ROFL πŸ˜€ He shudn’t hv done that isn’t it πŸ˜‰

      Indy’s posts make so much sense while I write some non-sense πŸ˜›

      Wait chestunnanu πŸ˜‰ Repu check chestanu πŸ˜‰


      1. Are wah u learnt telugu!
        nuvvu wait chestunav ani i came back soon πŸ™‚

        Chaala manch ammayi nuvu πŸ˜›

        Congrats to you for the awards Swaram πŸ™‚
        Thanks dear πŸ™‚

        TV shows:
        Tom n jerry is ever green..right?

        Seriously! Gr8 time pass πŸ™‚

        cricket.. me too watches india matches only πŸ™‚
        same pinch πŸ™‚

        Dabeli wala on P.G Road. Where is it? i dont know about it 😦
        Oh is it? Close to Dimmy Paan palace ..there are abt 3-4 gaadis there πŸ™‚
        Eat place to hang out right?..sitting by the lake and enjoying everything right from chaat to pizzas to Ice creams.. i love it πŸ™‚
        Who knows? We wud hv crossed ways there na πŸ˜‰

        “Churmuri sold on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake”..when i was young i used to call it as tank bund coz i used to see them only near that locality πŸ™‚
        Ha ha .. gud one πŸ™‚

        EVen me loves Festive season we can do so much of shopping without feeling guilty πŸ˜‰
        He he xactly πŸ˜›

        learning malayalam? u learnt telugu completely?
        Atle manage chestanu πŸ˜‰

        words you use often..Che che, ayo rama
        me too πŸ˜€
        Wow! Cool πŸ™‚

        I have read the whol post now..sachhi dint runaway anywhere πŸ™‚
        Ha ha πŸ˜›


  18. You have some patience,Swaram…seriously you really are queen of long posts! πŸ˜€

    In other words, I hd lot of free time 2day πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    Look who is saying though πŸ˜‰ A-Z madam πŸ˜›

    About Tv shows,have you spared any’ve listed news,sports,cartoon,music,animal as your favourites..?? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Ha ha .. Chumma apadiye πŸ˜‰

    both your parents are good cooks…wow!!
    He he yeah πŸ™‚ Dinner is dad’s usually !

    LOL @ β€˜Ye lo; ek tumhare liye aur ek tumhare Shahrukh Khan ke liye ‘
    πŸ˜› N my Shahrukh Khan doesn’t look @ it from the tip of his left-eye too πŸ˜›

    you’re looking forward to having some mallu sadya,at my place?? sweet..hugs!

    Yes ofcourse! Woh promise yaad hai na πŸ˜› Me gonna flyyyyyyyyy to Delhi πŸ˜‰

    My ma will love to cook for you,…like I mentioned she revels in cooking and hosting!Theres nothing that gives her more satisfaction…of course apart from teaching πŸ™‚
    Hw sweet πŸ™‚

    Have a great holiday in Munnar,Swaram. Enjoy maadi πŸ™‚
    Thanksu Deepu πŸ˜›


  19. first of all Congratulations on all the awards πŸ˜€
    Thanks Indy πŸ˜›
    and then whoa for the post:)

    very interesting tag! πŸ™‚
    Ha ha ROFL πŸ˜€

    I like watching Animal Planet too:)

    thats what I love watching most of all

    specially vet diaries:)
    Yeah! Nice one πŸ™‚
    the cutest is the words/phrases you use often… :D:D
    He he cute is a polished way of saying it na πŸ˜›
    are you already in Munnar b now? πŸ˜€
    having some fun? πŸ˜‰
    M BK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    batao batao πŸ˜€
    ting ting 😈
    do a post on that when you get back πŸ˜€


  20. Came across your blog through your comment in various blogs that I visit, I think I can easily give you a run for your money in writing long posts. I love long posts! Look over the length of my posts. πŸ˜‰


  21. Oh no !! You too !!! Please dont write such looong posts ! I should murder Kanagu for encouraging you even more now ! and all this is just because of Indyeah !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    ROFL πŸ˜€

    TV shows :

    4) Thats how you get to see all your relatives, right? I can understand !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ (Im having a helmet on my head πŸ˜‰ )

    Wow! Smart ah πŸ™„

    Eat outs :

    your shah rukh ??? please dont insult your hubby that way !!!

    ha ha .. ROFL πŸ˜‰

    and btw, chat-man??? is he a local super hero? rhymes wid bat man !!! πŸ˜‰

    Ahem πŸ˜›

    Looking forward:

    to meet some of us ??? As if you arent crazy enough ?? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    he he … want to reach the heights of it πŸ˜›

    and please dont use those supposedly mallu words anywhere in Kerala ! They would beat you up royally !! πŸ˜€
    Che che .. cudn’t u hv told b4!!!!!!!!!!! I did n ppl were like who the hell thot u these words :grrrrrrrr

    Learn music from me??? I could teach you the mmmmm song !! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ No fees! ! just go and hit Smita once, that would be the guru dakshina !! πŸ˜€

    Ha ha .. really πŸ˜‰ Then mmmmmmmmmmmm wud b my mantra too πŸ˜›

    Winter :

    Snow fall ??? in India ??? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Yeah .. seen it once in HP πŸ™‚ Awesome!!!!!!

    and for the hugs, why dont you approach CUNNY !! she has got a whole unlimited stock of them !

    Me scared of Cunny nw πŸ˜› Plans deep down πŸ˜‰

    Phrases :

    The one I know is ” I need looong comments !” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    He he πŸ˜‰ So this is the first n last attempt πŸ˜‰

    Past :

    2. Oh yeah?? try fitting a blue whale in your refridgerator πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    OMG! No one cn beat u na πŸ˜› Only Crafty can !!!!!!!

    7. You are right ! I googled true love once and I found many πŸ˜‰

    ROFL πŸ˜€ U cn write funny comments on any damn thing na!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Bear hug??? You called your hubby SRK first and now a bear ???? Wives, these days !! Che Che !!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Phew !! Pretty short comment, huh? Well, you asked for it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I luved it πŸ˜‰


    1. *crafty dishes out hugs to vimmuuu from her hoard of hugs, for the sooper awesome comment*


      chat man is local super hero! πŸ˜†

      Bear hug??? You called your hubby SRK first and now a bear ???? Wives, these days !! Che Che !!!!



      *fell off chair laughing*

      not to worry…the floor is fine! πŸ˜†


  22. Shamefully dragging my feet in … late again, but I am present miss! πŸ™‚ I am nuts about avrekalu too !! In the US, you ll always get avrekalu – but in the freezer!;-) I hog that too … πŸ™‚

    Nice one Swaram, everyday we get to know you better and better and I love what I am seeing! πŸ™‚


  23. what a post!!!!!!!!! kidilam i say………. πŸ˜› btw, it means “Superb”…………. πŸ˜› not just “nice”……..

    enjoy your trip to munnar……… I want photos……. πŸ˜›

    and so you have become an ekalavya…….. πŸ˜›
    Aliya….. basically means “brother in law”…… just like hindi word “salae”……….

    we use it as the hindi word is used………… πŸ˜›


    1. The only Mallu word I used in Munnar is Kidilam!

      Avial – Kidilam
      Resort – Kidilam
      Echo Point – Kidilam πŸ˜›

      I told then my friend err Guru hs taught me only one word πŸ˜‰

      N yeah, b4 I said Aliya, our car driver told me it means Saala 😯


  24. Swaram, very soon, I will have to give you another award. For the longest comment section! πŸ˜€
    Where in heaven’s name do you find time to watch all those TV programmes u mentioned? And that Dabeliwala on Pg road, I must visit! Very nice post.
    And, avarekai?? I am struggling to recall which veggie this is. Do u know the english/telugu equivalent? Oh I miss Bangalore. Do u know I lived there for 10 years??


    1. ROFL @ longest comment section πŸ˜‰

      He he I don’t watch those pgms .. only bkgrnd effect πŸ˜›

      Avarekai I never saw it here but for once!!!! No one knows abt it here!

      Its called Flat Beans in English!


  25. Congratulations on all the awards, Swaram! Deserving. πŸ™‚

    And out of all one thing that struck me is that someone refers to your husband as SRK. Now can I meet him? Ha..ha..ha..

    Your Malayalam slang. πŸ˜†

    Are you from AP or Karnataka?

    Have loads of fun at Munnar. Hope you and your SRK have a fruitful πŸ˜‰ trip.


    1. he he thanks Sols πŸ˜›

      He looks better than SRK actually πŸ˜‰ Ahem! Gud wife na πŸ˜›

      From Karnataka .. in Hyd for 2 yrs nw πŸ™‚


  26. swaram!!!!! hope ur trip is SOOPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    KIDILAMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Crafty πŸ™‚

    come back with loads of pics!!!!!!!

    Yeah .. actually we hd to pay for xtra baggage on the aircraft πŸ˜›

    so many ppl going for vacations!!!!!!!

    i will go imagine myself taking a vacation and see ur pics and feel nice, jealous….but nice also!!!
    πŸ™‚ Me gonna come to Mumbai next πŸ™‚

    YENJOY MADI!!!!!!!!!!!



    congrats on ur awards!!!! long post queen u are!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    ROFL πŸ˜€ I scored gr8 marks in history .. hence the long posts πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    loved the tag! so well done!!!!!
    Really πŸ˜‰

    swaram tag = crafty yenjoy madi!




  27. Congratulations for all the awards Swaram πŸ™‚ The post is long indeed… !!!

    Thanks IHM πŸ˜›

    I loved what you have learnt from your past… some things are difficult but not impossible!

    Life is fun and fun should never be forgotten… my post for today is also about this! I strongly believe in living and loving and having fun πŸ™‚


    And respect definitely should be mutual πŸ™‚

    Xactly! Ppl though need to learn that n nt demand respect!

    So enjoyed this long, long, loooong post πŸ˜‰
    Ha ha πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


  28. OMG !!! Such a longgggggg post – it just went on and on and on.


    U know what, now a days, I see that you have blogged in something and I make myself free for some 30 mins to come and read ur blog and comment on the same. It doesn’t work out less than that time.

    ROFL πŸ˜€ Really πŸ˜‰ The next post, u will def. finish in lesser time πŸ˜‰

    But, its so much fun and interesting to read, so the length is OK.

    He he πŸ˜› Hope I cn write longer ones then πŸ‘Ώ

    Continue to do so, please.

    I loved the way, you had written – ALL AROUND THE WORLD for 8 fav places – Join me in, I also want to see the world.
    Wow! Lets go then !!!!!!!

    You like averakkai – My God !!! I also relish it, but once I got severe allergic reactions becos of that and after that I am scared to even go near it.
    Oh is it? I loveeeeee that veggie πŸ™‚

    So many things to look forward to and the learnings are fantastic.
    Thanks dear πŸ™‚
    You know what I look forward to – What to cook for my girls and see that wonderful smile that lits up their faces, if the dish raises up to their taste.
    Yeah … I luv it too when the husband eats like never before 8)


  29. Congrats on all the wonderful awards!!!!!!!!
    They look wonderful on ur page:-)

    Swaram the mal part of ur post was just too good πŸ˜€
    Has OG read it yet ;-P ????????

    I always thought Indyeah was the Queen of Long Posts but u r close behind πŸ˜€


  30. And oh, Aliya is actually a mal term for brother in law but young guys use it colloquially[its a feel good term] to refer to their friends. Hope it clears up ur doubt πŸ˜€


  31. ha ha ha.. thats a real long post!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    and you love Tom & Jerry… me too love it much.. and the roadside shops are too good.. I love them much πŸ™‚

    I am also eagerly waiting for ganesh puja πŸ˜€ lots of things to eat on that day πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    loved this tag swaram.. πŸ™‚

    have a great weekend πŸ™‚


  32. i am just enjoying the comments…lol…you guys are fun…please include me in the party too..


  33. Loved your lists of eight..OMG–do you never run out of lists…..there were so many…

    My daughter also say Ayyo Ramma…

    Wishing you a great weekend!


  34. Yeah – Queen of Long posts is so apt. I’m drowning here in work and you’ve got the time to do post after post… I just discovered your travel blog from the last post. Nice πŸ™‚

    And I look forward to meeting blog friends as well someday. Would be awesome !

    Ayyo Rama he he… that would be funny!

    May God bless all of U n Me too


  35. u get Dabeli ??!! i thot dabeli was a bambiya thing!!!kinda like vada pav.. no? i m disppointed.:( munnar shud be and revitalising..:D
    oh, n btw, im coming with u on that world trip!:D


    1. Yeah Mandy .. we do get Dabeli here in Hyd πŸ™‚
      Its like Vada-Pav .. some stuffing b/w the Pav layers! Yum πŸ˜‰

      Munnar ws awesome! Paradise lost 😦 😦

      Welcome on the world trip! Yay!


  36. took sometime to reach the end of THAT post! lol..
    but nicely done πŸ™‚

    LOL @ learning malayalam from OG. dont limit ur vocabulary to those words. u wont reach anywhere. expand ur word knowledge, woman! πŸ˜€

    Its not difficult to find true love.
    hmmm….seeing is believing! πŸ˜›


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