Monday, September 29, 2014

Secure Tazzles using Nail Clear coat


 Tazzles and beaded-lace piping along borders. Something that is very much "IN" at the moment. But its definitely upsetting to see that lovely tazzle which you have handpicked have come out at the very first wear..or the beaded piping around the neck and hands have started rolling out just with the burst of a tiny thread.
(a borrowed image from Kaushi Collection blog)

(another borrowed image from googley)

And this, even though pretty along the edges, need to be handled with care especially at the edges. Some forehand precaution and it will stay in place intact.
Check near the end of the lace. As long as the tailors are patient enough to have knotted it tight, (most of the time..they do NOT !) you are well and good. Else not..they start coming out, one after the other.
Here's a quicky DIY means to ensure the thread ends stay tight .
Using Nail Clear Coat Polish.
Make a knot at the end if its loose and apply a generous coat of clear nail polish at the edges. Let it dry and repeat. The thread would get stiff and stay in place .

The same goes with tazzles too.

see the loose thread from the knot ?

Tie the knot tightly once again..hold the thread together and apply the polish all around generously.

Let dry the first coat and reapply again..till the polish dries up and the thread stiffens.

No worries..any more !

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inter-"movie" marriage...

Thats Boy 1 about his younger brother @ 6 yrs.
Boy 1 - " know what...he wants to go to Bangalore when he growns up" (pointing at Boy 2)

Mommie - "yeah..u can..for studies. When you grow can go"

Boy 1 - "Mammaa !!! its not for studies !!! Avan adichu polikaana pokunnae (he wants to have josh/masti !) ..... and ..he wants to meet Divya too !

thats her.... Ms. Divya
Boy 2 - smiles...shy .

Boy 1 to Boy 2 - but eda...she is already married. And you know whom ? She married Arun chettan!!!!

him !

Well..i know it wouldnt make much sense to the non-keralite readers...but keralites, will definitely know whats cooking.

Divya, is the name of the character played by Nazriya in the movie Bangalore Days (the most "IN" with my boys as of now)

and meet Mr.Arun, the character by Fahad Fazil in the movie
Diamond Necklace.


Doing the role of a young oncologist in Dubai who is out to enjoy life to the fullest, even if it means emptying his pockets to pay over-eager banks in order to finance a lavish trendy lifestyle. He shares an apartment with his friend in Burj Khalifa, "regularly changes his cars "and lives on the numerous credit cards that adorn his wallet.
Now.."regularly changing cars".!! .thats what got my boys attention.
In reality (in the movie, i mean) the cars that he travel in get confiscated every now and then by the police for not paying its debts, but this cool headed freaqy doc ends up with an even posher car the next day.

      Now is it that awesome ! (think in lines of 8,6 and 4 year old..boys)

 He was their BIG time fan, from then on.
This was from about a year ago.
Then came along...Lady Divya.

 ..their HEROINE, for the time being.
(and they (count the mommie "in" too ;) love this song...Thudakkam Maangalyam..njoy!! )
so, when their HERO and HEROINE tie the wedding real life ! it was one big affair for them.

God bless this newly wedded couple.

oops... ;)


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gandhi Smrithi, Raj Ghat and the Freedom Fight Doll Museum @ New Delhi

Finally..did breath in some life to my Quick Picks foodie blog after months of hibernation, and in goes some fresh air .... here as well.

August 15th, 1947 - Indian Independence Day.
And so, decided to post something related to the date.
A photo-post on our visit to the Gandhi Smrithi and Gandhi Memorial in New Delhi.

Gandhi Smriti. New Delhi, formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, in New Delhi, India. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
Thats my men with the statue at the Entrance of the Smriti.
This larger than life statue of Mahatma Gandhi welcomes the visitors at the main entrance of the Gandhi Smriti. Gandhiji is with a boy and a girl holding a dove in their hands standing on either side, emerging out of the globe, symbolising his universal concern for the poor and the deprived. It is the work of the renowned sculptor Sri Ram Sutar. The legend at the base of the sculpture says, "My Life is My Message".

The museum in the building houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk.

The Martyr's Column which marks the place where Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation" was assassinated.
The Memorial consists of Visual Aspects to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the noble ideals he represented and ofcourse....
Educative Aspects to focus concentrated attention on certain values of life that made Gandhi a Mahatma.
On display in the Museum are photographs, sculptures, paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent here.
The meagre personal effects of Gandhiji too are carefully preserved.


The Doll Museum depicts in miniature scale, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Freedom Fight for Independence.

Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.


 Situated in a park in the banks of the Yamuna River, it includes burial sites of other Indian rulers like Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
Places definitely worth a visit if in the Capital.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 21, 1991 & Indira Gandhi Memorial, a photolog.

Sriperumbudur, a village approximately 40 km (30 miles) from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
21 May 1991
 Rajiv Gandhi's last public meeting.  

Assassinated while campaigning for the Sriperumbudur Lok Sabha Congress candidate. The killing was carried out due to personal animosity of the LTTE chief Prabhakaran towards Gandhi arising out of his sending the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka and the alleged IPKF atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamils.

It didnt take much time for this crisp pure white kurta to turn into a blood stained blown out bits and pieces...

Had  visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, during our visit to Delhi last october, and sharing here some of the images .


 beautifully maintained lawns surround the silent compound

 The entrance tot he Residence turned Museum

Library cum Office

The reception

Sari worn by Mrs. Indira Gandhi while she was assasinated  in 1984 in reprisal for the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

She was assassinated by her bodyguards as she walked through the garden of her home on the way to a media interview, shortly after bringing her hands together and wishing them “namaste.” 
These enclosed crystal pathway in the garden marks Indira Gandhi’s final  footsteps.