Blogathon #Day 26-Happy Republic Day

India celebrates her 69th republic day today..When Rahul Gandhi tells that we are a “Banana republic” we make fun of him..But unfortunately that is the state of affairs in the country..Instead of the ideal democracy that was envisioned by the makers of this country, we are merely a republic driven by vote bank politics and few industries such as the IT sector ..Despite the sorry state of affairs, the republic day parade was a pride to watch as it is every time..

A foggy delhi, the netas , the display by the army and the array of display by different states and different ministries was a sight to watch..

I loved it when the Gujarat tableaux came up and this song was sung..

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Blogathon#Day 25-An interesting evening

Yesterday I went to a gala dinner of a medico conference accompanying the partner..It was hosted at the house of a leading surgeon in India..There was a ballet dance performance for entertainment and a nice buffet with live dosa and appam counter..

Could see medicos around the world..some intellectual..some street savy and some social..some wanabees..some who had come for the free drinks..It also had its peppering of politicians ,the very rich and the one’s in power..The partner kept introducing names to me and it was like a kalyaama veedu with the only difference..no one asks “Do you remember me?” It was a good entertaining evening overall..

Blogathon#Day 21- A nice weekend evening

Today we had a day long pongal celebrations in our residential society.We went together as a family to watch the cultural events in the evening..Kiddo loved watching the programme which was primarily dance performance by the kids..I did some awesome shopping for the partner’s BF family who will be visiting us early next month.. The partner and I had dabeli in the food stalls..Overall it was a nice evening

Blogathon#Day 20 – The partner checklist

What are the attributes that you would look in a spouse?

I tied the knot pretty early I am grateful that probably by fluke most qualities that i look for in a spouse are with partner..

Firstly respect for women.

Secondly a capability to empathize with others.

Thirdly a person who encourages me to be independent all ways..economically, emotionally and in all practical aspects of life.

Fourthly an awesome sense of humor to lighten up my angry moments..

This is supposed to be a grateful post..so irritating qualities of the spouse are not glorified here.