Sunday, July 29, 2007


katiedid has tagged me.

It's where I tell you all a bit more about myself:-)

1. I had an arranged marriage.
My now husband/then a prospective groom & I decided to get married exactly two & a half hours after meeting each other. We've been married 8 years now & have a 5 year old daughter.

2. I am a self-confessed chai addict. Well, I use that as an excuse to collect loads of interesting ceramic mugs.

3. I am a fruits person. I get very insecure when the fruit-bowl on my dining table gets empty…

4. I have 4 piercings in each ear and one on my nose.

5. I learnt Bharatnatyam for many years and abandoned it to pursue my love for Hindustani classical music to the disappointment of my mother who is fantastic dancer.

6. My handbag is always filled with small biscuit packets, which I give to beggars on traffic signals since I don’t believe in throwing coins at them.

7. I absolutely love traveling by Indian railways, the crowd, the chai-sellers, crying babies, yelling passengers, the loud whistles of the steam engine…that is ‘the real India’!

8. I can eat any number of ‘Gol Guppas/Pani Puris’ an Indian street food.

I now tag...

My Marrakesh, Indigo Blue, Rochambeau, Smosch, Hei Astrid, Anknel and Burblets, the happy living blog, LotusHaus


Bhavna Bhatnagar said...

Well, next time I am in Blore, we can probably catch up on design over couple of rounds of Gol gappas! ;-)

shula said...

I love the biscuits idea. I must try that, next time.

Green Mirchi said...

very interesting to learn about these facts about you still pursue singing? and we have one more thing in common.. I abandoned bharathnatyam too after training for 9 years..for the sake of my education but that may be one of my biggest regrets in life..

Shel/Nate/Anipals said...

Fabulous list! ANd I'm stoked that all the blogs you listed (with the exception of MM) are all new to me-yay!

katiedid said...

I am so glad to learn more about you! I am glad you had fun with the tag and I look forward to visiting your "tagee's"

Gill said...

Amazing! YOUR answers are far more interesting than mine will be though, I assure you!
The real India totally appeals to me, especially by train!

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

bhavna- It's a deal...:-)

shula- Thanks :-)

Pacchai- I sing occasionally, usually when my husband plays his Veena ;-)I liked dancing but no regrets!
Hey, if you have learnt for 9 years & enjoyed it, I think you should definitely pursue it:-)

rachelle- Thanks:-) Great you liked the list.

katiedid- Thanks for tagging me cos till then I had never really sat down to think points about myself ;-)

blue-Thanks...I am sure facts abt you will be very interesting:-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Arch,
Your answers are all so intriguing and interesting to me! I've never seen Bharatnatyam dancing performed, but isn't the imagery of the moves used in art work quite a bit? Do you live in a part of India where you can eat Masala Dosa? Is that considered street food? I think riding on your train sounds exciting.
Thank you for tagging me. I must work on that project!

Julie at Belle Vivir said...

every time I come to your blog I get so inspired. It is absolutely fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Hey nice to learn about you.

Wo…ho….. just 2n1/2 hrs. that’s more of love marriage then arranged :-)

Gr8! Bless me so that I too can find some one and make my decision in less than few hours :-)

I am self confessed Chai Addict and my love for Paani Puri is world famous :-)

N’joyed your post!

Vineeta said...

This made for interesting reading :) Bharatnatyam & Hindustani music - I feel new respect for you. Im an avid fan of the Indian classical arts. 2 and half hrs u say? gutsy :)

lookinforchange said...

I echo ur feeling about Indian Railways. I associate it with Amar Chitra Kathas and Indrajal comics and Jayanti Janta mmmm!
Wud like some help with my living room.. can u believe I hungered for a large living area and now that i have one after 10 years in Singapore, I'm all at sea and donno where to start :(
Ur blog is inspiring me but need a strong minded person to thrash out my ideas with:)

Yours Truly said...

It is so delightful to learn more about of you Archana!

I love the fact you don't like to throw coins at beggars and decided to marry your husband after 2.5 hours of meeting! Arranged marriages aren't so bad and you're an example of it!

Oh yes, and the chai fanatic. You're most loved for you chai fanaticism