Curious kids or parents at test😲- Part 7 (Sun doesn’t rise, but earth rotates!)

I many times hear people say that this is not the right age to tell kids about this.. he is too small… I wonder is there really anything called as right age? Kids have amazing grasping powers and for that matter much better than adults. Kids are very receptive. They do understand. Why not tryContinue reading “Curious kids or parents at test😲- Part 7 (Sun doesn’t rise, but earth rotates!)”

Working with Japanese people

In last few years, I got many opportunities to interact with the Japanese people, in Japan as well as in India. Working with the Japanese people never gave me “cultural shock”, but rather gave a feeling of “familiarity” as compared to westerners, may be because the Japanese and the Indians are all part of theContinue reading “Working with Japanese people”

Curious kids or parents at test😲-Part 6 (Rendezvous with the Thalaiva)

In last blog we read about how my kiddo witnessed baby delivery scene in the “Robot” movie accidentally and how the little one asked questions on delivery. My little question bank was of course not done with what he had witnessed on the TV. Pat came the next question. Kiddo: Mamma, do women die whileContinue reading “Curious kids or parents at test😲-Part 6 (Rendezvous with the Thalaiva)”

Interpretation

In language career Interpretation (通訳) is always more challenging than translation (翻訳). Interpretation is verbal and translation is in writing. In my earlier blog, I explained about translation techniques, challenges etc. Now let’s understand what Interpretation mean and qualities required? Interpretation is more challenging than translation because in case of translation you have source languageContinue reading “Interpretation”

सीमाकाकू

पूर्वाश्रमीची ती लीना बोंटडकरांची झाली ती सीमा(काकू); आम्हाला शिकवले तिने कसा करावा प्रत्येक कठीण प्रसंगाचा खीमा, तीच्या आगमनाने पळून गेला सुहासकाकाच्या कुंडलीतला मंगळ; सुहासकाका आणि ती असले की असते आम्हा मुलांची खायची चंगळ, तिच्या पोटि जन्माला आलं जेंव्हा प्रणव रूपी एक गोंडस बाळ; तेंव्हापासून सुरू झाला तीच्या भरभराटीचा सुवर्ण काळ, लहानपणापासूनच तीने दिले प्रणवला शिस्तीचे धडे; चान्स मिळाला तर नक्की खाऊन बघा तीच्या हातचे गरमागरम पत्रवडे, तीला वाटतं सर्वच र्मुलींनी व्हावं प्रणव वर फिदा; म्हणून केला चीज आणि बटरला त्याच्या आहारातून अलवीदा, मला म्हणते खूप यश मिळव आयुष्यात माझ्या बाळा; सल्ला असतो तीचा सदैव दारू आणि सिगरेटचा मोह टाळा,  प्रणवला ती लाडीगोडीने म्हणते अप्पू; लहानपणापासून तीला जवळचे वाटतात मुन्ना आणि पप्पू, आहे तिचा गोंदवलेकर महाराजांवर खूपच विश्वास; तळमळतो तीचा जीव जर प्रणवने खाल्ला नसेल अन्नाचा एक घास,  अश्विनीला सासुबाईंच्या रूपात मिळाली अजून एक आई; सीमाकाकू नक्कीच सांगेल प्रणवला नको करूस ४/५ नातवंडांची घाई, अश्विनीच्या रूपात तीला मिळाली एक सदगुणी सून; क्षणोक्षणी प्रणवच्या पाठीशी उभी रहील असो सन अथवा मून, तीचा प्रयत्न असतो नात्यातले बंध रहावेत नेहमीच घट्ट; लवकरच सुरू करेल ती प्रणव आणि अश्विनीकडे नातवंडांचा हट्ट!!!

फौदाच्या निमित्ताने

‘फौदा’ नेटफ्लिक्स मालिका पाहिली. राजकीय विषयावरील अभ्यासपूर्ण आणि तरीसुद्धा रंजक अशी मालिका काढता येऊ शकते याचं उत्तम उदाहरण म्हणजे फौदा ही मालिका आहे. पॅलेस्टाईन सारखा संवेदनशील विषय हाताळला आहे. मालिका गतिमान आहे सुंदर आहे. गुणवत्ता, अभिनय सर्वार्थाने अप्रतिम आहेच. पण मला जाणवलेली महत्त्वाची गोष्ट म्हणजे त्यागासाठी आवश्यक असलेली राष्ट्रभावना  म्हणजे हौदा. पॅलेस्टाईन व ज्यू यांच्या Continue reading “फौदाच्या निमित्ताने”

राजकारण आणि राजकारणी

राजकारण आणि राजकारणी तुमच्या व्यक्ती आणि वल्ली मधल्या या सगळ्या वल्या एकत्र केल्या तरी आमचा एक राहुल बाबाच त्यांना पुरेसा आहे. तुमच्याकडे पुस्तक पैसे देऊन विकत घ्यावं लागतं तर आमच्याकडे सर्व करमणूक फुकट आहे. आर के लक्ष्मण म्हणू नका, वसंत सबनीस म्हणून नका, चाचा चौधरी असुदे, पण जर राजकारण नसत किंवा राजकारणी नसते तर यांच्याContinue reading “राजकारण आणि राजकारणी”

Curious kids or parents at test 😲- Part 5 (Rendezvous with the Thalaiva)

It was lazy Sunday afternoon. We were having lunch. My kiddo finished his lunch and asked me “Mamma can I watch cartoon?” I said “Yes” He ran into the other room. By now my kiddo had learnt to switch the channels on his own. So me and my husband continued with our lunch. He wasContinue reading “Curious kids or parents at test 😲- Part 5 (Rendezvous with the Thalaiva)”

She Who Knows No Bounds

Strong women aren’t simply born, they are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge they develop mentally and emotionally. They move ahead with their head held high and a strength that cannot be denied. This was what I experienced over a weekend when I watched 2 women-centric films in the theatres. First wasContinue reading “She Who Knows No Bounds”