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19 Years Ago…

19 Years Ago…

19 years ago… The Engine whistled and the train pulled to a stop. I got down from my compartment to be met with a crowd of people who wanted to wish me well – for I had a Daughter! My First Born! It was just like my best dream – I have a daughter? I am a father? “Holy Cow”! When did that happen! I now have two girls in my life! Thank the Gods! Both are well. Healthy and…

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Life Events – Daughter Starts Class 10 CBSE Board Exam

Life Events – Daughter Starts Class 10 CBSE Board Exam

I just returned from Rajhans School after dropping my daughter, Durgesh Nandini Satpathy. Today she will write the first exam of her Class 10 CBSE Board exam – her first academic national level exam where she is competing with students from right across the country. She has been preparing for the exams for a long time now. The exams will run till Mar 15, which is a pain. This is because CBSE has so many subjects offered that even with…

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Happy Birthday, Durgesh Nandini – March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday, Durgesh Nandini – March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday dearest daughter! Now you are officially in the teens 🙂 I wish you the best of luck and hope that you will see many more such days, filled with joy and love. I hope you enjoyed the cake made my mummy this morning. She woke up earlier than usual to get everything ready. Ms. Durgesh Nandini Satpathy – A very very happy birthday to you! And a video of the cutting of the cake… [flv:http://www.satpathy.org/wp-content/uploads/videos/Mamli_11th_Birthday_March_8_2010.flv 320 240]

Bablu’s Home Coming

Bablu’s Home Coming

The Wait I don’t know which of the three of us, Padmaja, Mamli and I, was waiting for the new baby with the most anticipation. Mamli wanted her baby brother very badly. And had been preparing for the arrival for some time. Padmaja & I knew that it was a boy and not a girl as we had thought earlier. She overheard the Doctor instructing two juniors during her last ultrasound and came to me asking about testes 🙂 Mamli…

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Mamli, The Class Captain!

Mamli, The Class Captain!

Mamli, my 10 year old daughter, studies in class 6 at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan’s Public School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. She was made the class captain recently and is very pleased with the fact!  She has a badge too 🙂 Mamli, the class Captain…

Birthday Gift For A Daughter Turning 10?

Birthday Gift For A Daughter Turning 10?

What do I give my daughter, my first born, on the day she turns 10? Double digits! I want it to be something special, something that she will use and remember. Not just another gizmo, toy or dress. Not something to use and discard. I want something of lasting value, something to delight her and instruct her. Something that will set her apart. Something that will teach her life skills. One of the things I am considering is a savings…

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Mamli’s 9th Birthday Party

Mamli’s 9th Birthday Party

Mamli turned 9 yesterday, March 8, 2008. I still have difficulty absorbing the fact that my little baby is growing up so fast. She had a small birthday party for her closest friends in our apartment in Hyderabad. She helped Padmaja make the cake and do the icing. Mamli’s Birthday cake (click picture for full size image ) Bablu our almost-4-year-old son was perhaps even more excited than Mamli. Bablu will celebrate his 4th Birthday on March 21, 2008. Incidentally…

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No Time To Stand And Stare

No Time To Stand And Stare

The famous peom by William Henry Davis was taught to Mamli, my 8 year old daughter, in her English class at school. As homework they were asked to add two more lines to the peom. Mamli’s efforts were judged the best in the class and her project was displayed on the class notice board. I took this picture when I went to meet her teachers and collect her report card after the mid term exams. The last two lines were…

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