Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dadosa-dadisa, who had been visiting for the last two months, left for Udaipur yesterday. Kabir had a month long vacation from school in March and spent much time playing chess and badminton with dadosa. Anurag played many pretend-games with dadosa (making imaginary phone calls to Ganpati, water supply waala etc.) and insisted on hearing new stories from dadisa everyday.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Continuing on the sports theme, yesterday a triathlon was held on campus. We participated in the team event- I had to swim 500m, followed by Kabir who bicycled 9km and finally Saurabh who ran 3km. It was a fun, fun event. We finished 14th, out of about 18 teams. We were the only all-family-team amongst all the teams which included student teams, kids-teams and above-40 teams.
Kabir was a star and got a huge applause from the crowd. The atmosphere was electric, and the after party went on till late!
Going up slope (Pic courtesy: Pradeep Sarin)
The little champs
A very special picture with Reddy sir - the person who's inculcated the love for swimming in three generations of our family - Anu/Kabir, me and my mother.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Kabir and I registered for the swimmathon in IIT this Friday. We participated mostly to be a part of the festive event and didn't plan to swim for very long (minimum time required was 1 hour - max 12 hours). But we ended up swimming from 9pm to 12am and had a whole lot of fun! There was music, snacks, cheering crowd and great weather for swimming (hot!). Between the two of us, we swam a total of 7km. I swam more than twice the distance that Kabir swam (though less than thrice). How much did each of us swim? ;)
Regardless, it was a great achievement for Kabir. The life guards were cheering for him on the microphone egging him on. Unfortunately, no photos :(
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Pictures from our favourite festival - Holi.
Holika dahan was celebrated in our building on Thursday evening. Holi (dhuleti) was on Friday. We started by first playing in our building, had the community breakfast there and then proceeded to Staff Club for chai, pakora, jalebis, live drums, dancing and a lot of fun! The kids enjoyed themselves thoroughly - Anurag was fearless this time and Kabir with his pichkari was a force to reckon with!