Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thank you!!

As I had indicated in my earlier post, August meant travel time for me and S. It was time to feel patriotic in part because of the Indian Independence day on 15th August and in part because S and me were back in India after two years. Ah the blissful feeling of walking on the soil of your Motherland is unparalleled, even if this bliss lasted for a very short while. The bliss was powerful enough to override the much detested jet-lag. The mere sight of family after 2 long years was like an elixir. S and me escaped the American summer and savored the Indian monsoon. It was a very memorable albeit short trip and it was time to hop on the jet again. A few days with family and a few more for VISA related work sprinkled with visits to a couple of temples and festive celebrations summed up an awesome August. For the time that we were in India, I felt 24 hours in a day were too less. There was so much that I wanted to do but so little time.

While heading back to US, our flight was delayed and so we were fighting against sleep as we waited for our flight in Mumbai. We caught a glimpse of the King Khan of Bollywood aka Shah Rukh Khan as he was being escorted on an airport buggy. He looked like a regular traveller but the crowd of luggage tugging fans that followed the buggy as it chugged along gave away his cult status. I must add that the multiple security checks in Mumbai were by far the most that I have come across. Luckily, the delay was cushioned by our long layover in Europe and we managed to catch our second change flight to reach Portland safe and sound. Strangely enough while the visit to India was exciting and fun-filled, a feeling of relief and joy was what I felt as we unlocked the door we had locked a few weeks ago. There is no land like homeland and no place like home.

September has also meant many celebrations, both S and me turned a year older and wiser. Cerebral babble too celebrated a silent blogoversary a couple of days ago :) Following in the tradition of a blogoversary, I would like to thank all the fellow bloggers who continue to encourage me with their comments and opinions. I have learnt a lot from all of you, listing my learnings would call for a lengthy post and I do not wish to bore you with my babbling. So I'll keep it short and simple, THANK YOU!! 





18 comments:

  1. Glad you both had a great time in India. Happy Birthday to both of you. May this year bring peace and prosperity to both of you.

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    1. Thank you for your warm wishes SG :)

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  2. Itz great to know that you had an awesome trip!! Happy birthday to both of you!! And yeaa this blog too Happie Bithdae Cerebral Babble!! Congrats!! :D

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement Anjali :D

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  3. Your babbling is interesting Reshma.

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    1. Glad to know you find my blog interesting Sarala, thank you :)

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  4. You must be feeling fresh after a holiday. Belated Happy Birthday to both of you.

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    1. Yes Ushaji, feeling good after the visit home :) Thank you for your sweet wishes :)

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  5. My best wishes to both of you on your Birthday.
    Good,you enjoyed your trip and hope you will have many more on happier ocasions

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes Chowlaji :)

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  6. Good to see you back ... belated happy birthday :-)

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  7. belated happy birthday dear :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ankita, I'll drop by humming words soon :)

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  8. Good that that you had a great time here in India and yes wherever you may travel, there's nothing like home! Belated birthday wishes and happy blogoversary too :)

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    1. Thank you Shilpa, I have been crazy busy the past one month and haven't checked rose, will drop by shortly :)

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  9. Good to hear you were in India,and enjoyed your stay here. Even we like to travel, but somehow coming back home always gives us a feeling of relief, after adjusting all the different things we are faced with.

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    1. Thanks Rama. Yes home is where the heart finds peace :)

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