Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mandi once again

We are headed to the Himalayan hills of Himachal once again, this time for 3 weeks! Last time was two years ago. The boys are bigger and stronger since then and so we are being a bit more ambitious in our trekking plans. Dada-dadi also plan to join us for some time and will come directly from Udaipur.  Bags are packed and we can't wait to be back in Mandi!

Friday, April 28, 2017

swimming camp 2017

The 15 day swimming camp ended earlier this week. As always, there was an endurance test on the final day where kids were given an hour to swim as much as they could. Anurag completed 700m and Kabir completed 2.1km(freestyle).

Here are videos from their swimming demos on the day of certificate distribution. Kabir got a medal for swimming more than 2k in the intermediate category.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Swimming medley

Yesterday was Kabir's first time participating in competitive swimming. He's only been training for about 2 months now, but the coach decided to let him participate for the experience esp since the Open State meet was right here on campus. He participated in 200m individual medley, 50m butterfly and 50m free style. Video below from the 200m IM. I believe his timing was about 5 mins 25 sec or so in the IM and ~75 seconds for the 50m butterfly.

Friday, April 7, 2017

London 2016: The Science Museum

Saurabh and the boys did a lot of sightseeing while I was away for a wing reunion in Lisbon for a few days. These are pictures from their visit to the Science museum.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Natural History Museum and the London Eye: May 2016

Pictures from two different outings. The NHM was on top of the kids' list so it was the first place we visited after landing in London. The sections on dinosaurs and whales turned out to be the most favourite.
On another afternoon, we went out with Mausi to do a touristy walk along the river and get a view of the city from the London Eye.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tabla house concerts

Kabir had his first solo Tabla concert this weekend at an informal house gathering. Anurag also had his first real concert where he played two compositions along with his friend Chaitanya.

London 2016: Family time

Summer is almost here and before we leave for our vacation this year, I thought it was time to sort through and post our pictures from last year's trip to London (3 weeks in May 2016). We had a fantastic time with mausi and mausaji. The kids got a lot of love from their mama-mami (Mohit mama, Dina mami, Shon mama and Shruti mami) and the most memorable time with cousins Amara and Miraya. Our time in Brisbane with Chintu bua, fufaji and cousins Ananya and Aditya was lovely as well.

With mausi-mausaji
Anurag gets to be big brother to Amara
Playtime with nana
Fun with Shon mama and Shruti mami

At Mohit mama and Dina mami's house

An afternoon of sight-seeing with nani
Adorable Miru
Lego time with Amara

Kite flying with Mayur mama

The most memorable time for kids: Legoland with both mamas and Amara

An afternoon of water play at Mohit mama's local pool

Mohit mama takes us to his Alma Mater: Cambridge

A weekend in Brisbane at Chintu bua's

Indoor sky-diving adventure with Shon mama and Shruti mami