Thursday, 5 July 2007

The dream life of Ananya




My dream life is this :) If I live in a hut , this is what my routine would be. I'd wake up in the morning , arrange the previous nights washed dishes , go and sprinkle water all over and put designs (rangoli) then make tea and serve it .I would fetch water from the well and near the well I'd do some gossiping .I'd come back make breakfast serve it and then start cooking the lunch.While the rice is getting cooked , I'd dust , sweep and mop the house. I'd finish the cooking serve it , have it and have a little cat-nap.I'd wake up early and wash the dishes and the clothes , and hang the clothes for drying .Then I wld go , fetch fire wood for a long time, come back and fold the clothes.Arrange the dishes back in their places , start cooking dinner. After serving , I'd wash the dishes and make everybody's beds and go to sleep and relax :)


PS...typed by me while madam dictated. Not one word of the above is mine :)
Ananya is 10 yrs old and is presently in the 6th standard whose dream is a village life :)
She is my 'terror' of a niece ;-)
She insisted on me posting her dream and is looking forward to the comments :))


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46 comments:

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Shree,

I have not yet read the post, but read the title though. I immediately recollected these verses:

Ananyas Chintayanto mam, yejana paryupasathe
tesham Nttyabhi Yuktanam, Yogaksemam Vaham Yaham

Its a verse from the Gita.

Will read the post now.

Voracious Blog Reader

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hee hee,

What do I say.....

Can she really do all these if she were to be given a chance?

But its a healthy life with lots of physical activities. Given a chance, I would try it though. I prefer conventional ways of doing things (drawing water from the well, ammi-kal etc.,).

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Hey Kootalee...
Ananyas Chintayanto mam, yejana paryupasathe
tesham Nttyabhi Yuktanam, Yogaksemam Vaham Yaham//

I am amazed :)
I still remember how u put a similar verse for the rishi valley post and one other one too :)
really , u r something :)
I am sooo proud of u partner :)

but beats me how u remember everthing byheart !
good , V ! :)

Sree's Views said...

Can she really do all these if she were to be given a chance? //
I very much dbt it , V. Its just a fantasy and when she grows up her priorities wld change I guess.

But its a healthy life with lots of physical activities. Given a chance, I would try it though.//
Yes :)Its def healthy and wld be a great change :)

I prefer conventional ways of doing things (drawing water from the well, ammi-kal etc.,). //
even the chutney tastes better when made using the ammi-kal :)
the dal (paruppu) tastes better when slow-cooked :)

take care , my dear Partner :)

Sree's Views said...

btw ,V ...this reminds me of something I read a long time back. Itseems its second nature for girls to play with dolls and kitchen stuff and for boys to play with cars and guns .In a study when girls were given cars and the boys kitchen stuff..they initially played with them as they are meant to be but after a while , the boys started pushing the cups and bowls like cars and the girls started using the little cars for their 'cooking' :)
I guess this explains A's dreams :))

hey...en comments dhaan neraiyannu kindal pannadhel :P

Adiya said...

Its good to know the facts files about village and life. later definitely she may come back in a good thought process. but as V said given a chance innna.. it depends :)

good thinking than "ek ghaum may raghu thatha" kind.. :)

amitscorpio said...

A perfect life to dream of!! If she can do it she would be the happiest of all. But alas ... this world is very cruel .. the moment you are happy someone would come n make you a reason to cry!! On my behalf ask her to remember this dream forever and try to live as close to it as she can!!

pria said...

She is so sweet:))

Sree's Views said...

ADIYA

Adiya..
I think its the novelty of the new kind of life that attracts these kids.
As V said , given a chance , I dont think they'd enjoy that life even for a few days :)

Adiya ! what happened to the tag ?
post poteengala ?

see yaa :)

Sree's Views said...

AMITSCORPIO

Hey Amit ,
Beautiful comment !
Yes its a simple life that just aims at being happy and one which gives absolutely no importance to material aspects.

But alas ... this world is very cruel .. the moment you are happy someone would come n make you a reason to cry!! //
yes ! sadly true :( whether intentional or otherwise :(
On my behalf ask her to remember this dream forever and try to live as close to it as she can!! //
I will pass it on to her :)

see yaa Amit :)

Sree's Views said...

PRIA

Hey Pria....
Thank u very much :)
take care ,Priya :)

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Paaaaaartner,

//
I am amazed :)
I still remember how u put a similar verse for the rishi valley post and one other one too :)
//

You too recollected that? Great.

//
really , u r something :)
I am sooo proud of u partner :)
//

Thanks ba. So am I.

//
but beats me how u remember everthing byheart !
good , V ! :)
//

Thanks for the compliment.

//
even the chutney tastes better when made using the ammi-kal :)
the dal (paruppu) tastes better when slow-cooked
//

Very very true.

//
In a study when girls were given cars and the boys kitchen stuff...
//

Oh really? Wonder why this is so?

On the same lines, I opine that Mothers make good teachers than their male counterpart. Mothers have a natural tendency to teach. She has patience, wisdom etc. etc., (The list is endless). Thats why they say " Maatha, Pitha, Guru, Dhaivam "

//
hey...en comments dhaan neraiyannu kindal pannadhel :P
//

Hee hee, will not. My comment looks like a full post. :( What do you say for that? Neenga yenna kindal pannama irundha seri. :)

Take care (pa)rtner.

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Hey Kootalee...

On the same lines, I opine that Mothers make good teachers than their male counterpart. Mothers have a natural tendency to teach. She has patience, wisdom etc. etc., (The list is endless). Thats why they say " Maatha, Pitha, Guru, Dhaivam " //
yes
"men are what their mothers made" :)


What do you say for that? Neenga yenna kindal pannama irundha seri. :) //
actualla namba rendu perum seindhu gummi adichidhaan pazhakkam :( enna pannaradhu..

anyways...u take care :)
week end enssooii panungo :)

Take care (pa)rtner.

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi,

Forgot to mention in my previous comment(read as post :d). Thanks for inviting me for Lunch/dinner. Neengalum kandippa varanum. Morekuzhambu and potato curry pudikkuma? What do you want to eat? Of course, ungalukku filter coffee kandippa kidaikkum. :)

//
"men are what their mothers made" :)
//

Super-a sonnel pongo. true true.

//
actualla namba rendu perum seindhu gummi adichidhaan pazhakkam :( enna pannaradhu..
//

Probably next friday or next weekend. Happy? :)

//
anyways...u take care :)
week end enssooii panungo :)
//

Thanks. You too.

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Forgot to mention in my previous comment(read as post :d). Thanks for inviting me for Lunch/dinner. //
anytime , V :)

Neengalum kandippa varanum. Morekuzhambu and potato curry pudikkuma? What do you want to eat? Of course, ungalukku filter coffee kandippa kidaikkum. :)//
I love filter coffee :)
Morkizhambu and potato..ooohh..I love it :)
vatha kuzhamboo + kootu ,
rasam saadham+ beans usili ,
sambar+senai varuval
chumma combis sollindey poven :)

hey..vathu kuzhambu with appalam is my all time fav :)


Super-a sonnel pongo. true true.//
:)


Probably next friday or next weekend. Happy? :) //
YESSS !!!


Thanks. You too.//
OK..innaiki 'sivaji' pogalaamnu oru idea :) Paathuttu vandhu epdee irukunnu sollaren :)

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hee heee,

Sorry for cramming your comments section.

//
Morkizhambu and potato..ooohh..I love it :)
vatha kuzhamboo + kootu ,
rasam saadham+ beans usili ,
sambar+senai varuval
chumma combis sollindey poven :)
//

Nice combinations.

//
hey..vathu kuzhambu with appalam is my all time fav :)
//

I love it too. Vatha kuzhambu and sutta appalam. slurp slurp !

How about Vengaya sambhar and Potato curry. My mouth is watering now. :(

Have fun watching "Sivaji". I haven't watched it yet.

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Hey V...
Ippo neenga indha comment section na crowd panna enna? I enjoy ur comments...unga commentsnaa eppomey oru aasaioda padippen :) u know..like nursery rhymes naa eppomey aasai maari :)

I love it too. Vatha kuzhambu and sutta appalam. slurp slurp !//
yes yes :)

How about Vengaya sambhar and Potato curry. My mouth is watering now. :( //
vengaya sambar + potato fry + katharikka,Murungakka poriyal :)


Have fun watching "Sivaji". I haven't watched it yet.//
yappaaaaa !!!!
Deivamey !!!!!
V !!!....unga nanbi sollaren ketukonga...Sodhappal is not the word for that movie :(
Adhu Rajini padama , illa Sankar padamaanu puriyaama orey Sodhaps :(
Nidhaanama ponga...onnum avasaramey illa !

Ankur said...

hey she is cute :) very cute

Thiru said...

hey sri

a cute post and pic. Is she posing for Dabur amla koondhal thailum?! she got good hairs!

Oh... this child fantasies will change over time. But if she can hold on to the essence of what she says now... in whatever kind of life she leads in future, it will be fine.

Its just my interest in genetics raises one question. Your niece in this pic and the little niece kid in "The drinks on me tonight" post have similar eyes. right?! or are they just the same kid?

Sree's Views said...

ANKUR

Hey Ankur..
Is'nt she ? I know u'd like her :)

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hello Thiru..
a cute post and pic. //
thanks (pic namba pottadhu..post avangaldhu:p)

Is she posing for Dabur amla koondhal thailum?! she got good hairs! //
'under Ammama's care ' hairs are always good :)

if she can hold on to the essence of what she says now... in whatever kind of life she leads in future, it will be fine.//
yes..I think a great deal depends on the kind of crowd u move in. Its essential to hold on to our innate taste in the way we want to lead our lives :)

right?! or are they just the same kid? //
my my , Thiru....u really r observant.
they are sisters....Ananya is older and the other one ( in 'the drinks on me' ) is Shreya :) They look very much alike :)

Priya Iyer said...

hey, your niece looks so cute! :-) and what a dream she has! so sweet...

Sree's Views said...

PRIYA IYER

Hey Priya..
welcome here :)
hey, your niece looks so cute! :-) //
thank you :) I will let her know :)

and what a dream she has! so sweet... //
I found it very amusing too :)

I saw ur tag in PK's blog :)

thanks :)

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hey Thiru...

"Oozhayum uppakkam kaanbar uzhaivindri thaazh aatrubavar"

meaning, one can overcome fate if she/he works hard with perseverance.

Although I agree with second half of this couplet, I can't accept the first half wherein Thiruvalluvar endorses fate.//

ur comment from my previous post.

I found this Kural in "Aalvinaiyudaimai" (vidaa muyarchi udaimai)

Interpretation by Namakkal Kavinjar:
'manam thalaraadhu idaividaadhu muyarchi seigiravargal oozhvinaiyaiyum vendru vida mudiyum'

exactly what u have given in English.

Ya..I think it means 'fate' because I checked the meaning for 'oozhvinai' in 'oozh' and it talks so much about chance.
The whole chapter talks about how luck and fate are inevitable.( I am a bit disappointed by that chapter.)

You are right , Thiru. My assumption is wrong.

Thiru said...

hey sri

epporul yaar yaar vaai ketpinum apporul meiporul kaanbatharivu

yaar yaar vaai ketpinum...! even if it is from Thiruvalluvar vaaiyilirunthu ketpinum !! (Though I have great respect for his work)

no one is infallible!

In a way I believe the word fate itself needs to be redefined in relation to free will and other circumstances.

Curious said...

Sometimes I wish I was still as innocent as her... :) In the process of growing up...we loose all those beautiful thoughts and opinions le...

Btw for a 10 yr old...whoa man... some long hair that...! sigh sigh.. :( Eli vaal jadaiya vechindu naalaam suthindruken! :)

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hi Thiru....
How are u ?

In a way I believe the word fate itself needs to be redefined in relation to free will and other circumstances. //
Why dont u do a post on it ?
Its a very interesting topic.

My mom always says..
"mathi yaal vidhiyai vellalaam"
( prudence conquers fate)
There are a few who disagree.

anyways..i was going throo a lot of 'kurals'..thanks to u :)

Sree's Views said...

CURIOUS

Hello...
How are u ?

...we loose all those beautiful thoughts and opinions le... //
yeah..what u say makes absolute sense.
when she said..."and I'd do a bit of gossiping near the well.." I was really amused.
I mean how many of us wld agree that we'd enjoy a bit of gossip :)
and after she was done she started with..
"the next day morning , I'd wake up..." and started the whole thing :) It was fun to see that she looks at life like one simple fare..no ups and downs...just one happy routine :)

that...! sigh sigh.. :( Eli vaal jadaiya vechindu naalaam suthindruken! :) //
as long as our hair is in our mother's care...none of us have 'eli vaal'. Only when the responsibility is shifted to us , we see 'eli vaals' and 'pig tails' :)
( sari..Neelibringhadhi try panni irukela?
Kottakkal Vaidhyasala la kidaikkum)

see yaa , pal :)

Curious said...

Am fine shree thx.. Hows u..

What would be amusing is seeing Ananya and her views in the future... :D say like some 20 yrs laters.. when u become paati.. (:P :P :P Saari!) recollecting all these would be jus amazing..

On the gossip thingy.. totally man.. Kids now have become sooo smart!


It was fun to see that she looks at life like one simple fare..no ups and downs...just one happy routine :)" --> Did you know that Kids have the highest stress levels among humans... Esp before their teens.. I think the article said some abt problem solving capacity...yet it's astonishing to see Kids being so brilliant and sol;ving our problems with their simple words!!!

(sorry again went outta topic!)

And on "as long as our hair is in our mother's care...none of us have 'eli vaal'..." - Adhan 12th mudinja apparam "adangaaapidari" nu mudivu panniyaache.. Inime sighings dhan.. But will chk out this kottakal place.. Guess we have one here! :) Danks!

Jeevan said...

Bizarre dream! I wish for her dream:) I am back to blogging sree.

Sree's Views said...

Hey Curious...

Esp before their teens.. I think the article said some abt problem solving capacity...yet it's astonishing to see Kids being so brilliant and sol;ving our problems with their simple words!!! //
Is it ? I never knew that they too wld have stress.
I always thgt their life is very simple and see things in black and white.

Out of topic pathi ellam dont fret..what do we have comment section for ? chumma topic ka maathi maathi pesunga :) naanga rasipom :)

Adhan 12th mudinja apparam "adangaaapidari" nu mudivu panniyaache.. Inime sighings dhan.. //
nanna sonnel pongo :P
enna college appo kai kazhuvittaanga :P

But will chk out this kottakal place.. Guess we have one here! :) Danks! //
Good luck :)

Sree's Views said...

Hey Curious...

Esp before their teens.. I think the article said some abt problem solving capacity...yet it's astonishing to see Kids being so brilliant and sol;ving our problems with their simple words!!! //
Is it ? I never knew that they too wld have stress.
I always thgt their life is very simple and see things in black and white.

Out of topic pathi ellam dont fret..what do we have comment section for ? chumma topic ka maathi maathi pesunga :) naanga rasipom :)

Adhan 12th mudinja apparam "adangaaapidari" nu mudivu panniyaache.. Inime sighings dhan.. //
nanna sonnel pongo :P
enna college appo kai kazhuvittaanga :P

But will chk out this kottakal place.. Guess we have one here! :) Danks! //
Good luck :)

Sree's Views said...

Hey Curious...

Esp before their teens.. I think the article said some abt problem solving capacity...yet it's astonishing to see Kids being so brilliant and sol;ving our problems with their simple words!!! //
Is it ? I never knew that they too wld have stress.
I always thgt their life is very simple and see things in black and white.

Out of topic pathi ellam dont fret..what do we have comment section for ? chumma topic ka maathi maathi pesunga :) naanga rasipom :)

Adhan 12th mudinja apparam "adangaaapidari" nu mudivu panniyaache.. Inime sighings dhan.. //
nanna sonnel pongo :P
enna college appo kai kazhuvittaanga :P

But will chk out this kottakal place.. Guess we have one here! :) Danks! //
Good luck :)

Sree's Views said...

Hi Jeevan ,
vaanga vaanga :)
how are u ?

Bizarre dream! I wish for her dream:) I am back to blogging sree. //
thanks Jeevs...I will pass it on to Ananya :)
take care Jeevs :)
will see u at ur blog :)

p said...

very cute.

prerna said...

Very cute. I wish we could all live in a make believe world forever.

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Hi Shree,

Just for your info:

Your reply to curious has been duplicated twice.

You may delete this message of mine too.

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

P

Hey P..
Is it Pria ?
thank u :)

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PRERNA

Hello Prerna...
yes....the childhood fantasies are heaven in itself :)
thanks Prerna :)


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ENGA PARTNER

Hey Kootaaleee..
There was a prob with the net connection and I was clicking many times :(
and the comments were repeated
(yaarum "repeattttuuuu" nnu kathalai :P )
but the prob here is I cant delete any comments here.
hee hee...panna mudinjalum ungaldha panna maaten :)
take care , Partner :)
I am happy to see even this comment :)

Thiru said...

hoi sri

//Why dont u do a post on it ?
Its a very interesting topic.//

Hmm... ok someday... let me try my hands on it! but I guess it would be a long post.

//anyways..i was going throo a lot of 'kurals'..thanks to u :)//

nice! my all time favorite is
"vellathanaya malar neetam maanthartham ulathanayathu uyarvu"

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hey Thiru :)

but I guess it would be a long post. //
adhaan padikka naanga irukkamey :)


nice! my all time favorite is
"vellathanaya malar neetam maanthartham ulathanayathu uyarvu" //
sooper :)
this is the first time I have understood a 'kural' without getting it interpretted.

"the flower raises up in water depending on the water-level;a person's respect depends on his mind (thoughts)"

sondha translation :)

thanks thiru :)

தூயா said...

She got beautiful hair :)

Sree's Views said...

Hi Thooya :)

Yeah..she cooperates in taking good care of it too :)

Anonymous said...

Ananya and shreya.. what lovely names and pretty little girls.

Jiranth@hotmail.com said...

ััััyou have beautiful dreams, have a beautiful life.

Anonymous said...

Interesting for me//
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Erectile Dysfunction said...

Keep up the good work.