Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Family outing to Alibaug

January was a crazy month. Its always rough to get into the new year after a fabulous end-of-year vacation. Moreover, I have my annual PhD progress seminar at the end of January and no matter how well I try to plan, the last few weeks are always insane. This time it was even harder because Kabir fell sick. He suffered from a severe asthmatic attack - first time ever. It was very upsetting for us. We are unsure what allergen caused it and are hoping against hope that it was a one-off event. 

To celebrate the end of a difficult month, we all (along with dada-dadi and nana-nani) escaped to Alibaug for a two day vacation. It was the perfect holiday. Our stay at SSS was what made it extra-special. We enjoyed the property, explored its secret pathways, spent hours on the swings on the Banyan trees and played with Cashew, Blackie and the little puppies and cats. We played carrom and scrabble slam and spent hours chatting with one another around the lunch/dinner table. There was a good sprinkling of touristy stuff: an evening at Kihim beach and the next morning at Alibaug beach/fort. But the highlight though was our trek up the hill on Sunday evening to a quiet and beautiful lake where we swam till sunset and climbed down in darkness. 

I'm making up for the past few weeks' inactivity by posting a whole lot of photos.
















 






Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Republic Day 2016!



Anurag celebrating with Gauri teacher and schoolmates

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Goofing off

The after-effect of taking the kids to see "Stories in a Song" at Prithvi last month. They have staged many performances since then, including plays which they put together with their friends.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Tabla concert

Kabir and Saurabh played yesterday at the concert organised by their teacher



Two links to short videos
(Kabir is in the third row close to the right corner)
1- With the entire group
2- Only the senior students play including Saurabh (though its fun to see Kabir fidgeting in the background)


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Welcoming the new year

We just got back from a 2 week long vacation. A week in the forests of Assam (Manas and Kaziranga) followed by a week in Udaipur with grandparents and a short stop in between in Delhi to catch up with cousins.  School starts this week for the boys and I have my annual seminar coming up so pictures will have to wait.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Meeting cousins

 The boys met their cousins Arjun and Vikram this weekend. They both enjoyed being called "Kamir baiya" and "Anurag baiya" by Arjun.

Circus

Nana-nani took the boys to see a circus for the first time ever. Fortunately, there were very few animals used. Apparently they had the time of their life. Their favourites were the trapeze artists.