Thursday, November 27, 2014


A couple of Sundays ago, Pradeep offered to take us for an early morning guided tour of Kol-dongri - another bio-diversity-rich part of the IITB campus. I am ashamed to admit that I had never been to koldongri as a student (even though I had heard of it from my more adventurous batchmates). So I was glad that we finally had a chance to go there and felt lucky that the wild woods still exist for our kids to enjoy - though unfortunately I'm not sure how long they will survive. 
A bonus for us was some interaction with the local fishermen who use some innovative ways to fish in the Powai lake, and an impromptu market was set up!

a walk in the woods
  Powai lake from Kol Dongri

 Floating device + fishing net combo
A fisher-boy shows us his catch
a somewhat spooky video of the catch
 Our friend buys them all!
 Impromptu cleaning drive by the boys
 the boys called this the "dinosaur" tree

Photo of the day

Here's what I found when I went home for lunch today. Anu and best buddy D all dressed up in "sarees" and "cooking" food in their kitchen. They were only too happy to pose for the camera.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chinchoti falls trek

A few weeks ago, we decided to go for a trek to the Chinchoti waterfalls close to Tungareshwar. P and D were enthusiastic enough to join us. It turned out to be a fun day. The kids did great, walking for about 4 to 5 hours. Playing in the river water made it  totally worthwhile for them!

Our young trekkers ready at the base village
Here we go.. 
 Little S enjoying her ride

 Anu takes some rest

Our first stop for some snacks

 Little S - the happiest of all 
brief playtime in the river before we resumed
 a branch to rest on
 our final stop by the river

 A and K collecting colourful stones

 best friends!

Monday, November 24, 2014

School fair

This weekend KG School celebrated its 50th year anniversary with a fun fair for all campus kids.
Anu posed with his favourite teachers.
With Harshada teacher - Anu's class teacher from LKG (also Kabu's LKG class teacher). She's Anu's favourite even though she's no longer his class teacher in UKG. He says that she is the most beautiful teacher ever.

With Sarita teacher and Tejaswini teacher. Sarita was Kabu's UKG class teacher.

Making a beautiful pot on the potters wheel
 Watching "lakh" bangle-making - Anu wanted to get one for each of his teachers
 A pink dolphin (to match Harshada teacher's tattoo) and a scary dragon tattoo
And many other fun games!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kabir's essay - My mother

This should be sufficient justification for me to go get new clothes :)