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Bloganuary Sets Down

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you? As Bloganuary sets down on the last day of January I thank Mindy Postoff for posting the prompts and all the bloggers who participated along with me and encouraged me on this 31 day journey. It was a huge distraction for me and I…

Bloganuary Day 30, Autobiography?

Prompt provided today? What would you title the chapters of your autobiography? I really laughed out loud reading today’s prompt. All month long the prompts asked us so many personal questions. Many days I did not hesitate to answer them since mine is a personal blog. I kept thinking I can just put all the…

About me

Hello 

I am Ganga and I live in Pittsburgh USA with my husband and two boys.  Its been exactly 22 years I have been in this country and technically I have lived equal number of years in India and USA. 

I grew up in a very orthodox brahmin family in Chennai , india married and moved to USA when my oldest son was 4 months old.  

My oldest is severely autistic is now an young adult and my younger one is a teen. 

Growing up I was a religious person and throwing autism in the equation has turned me into a spiritual person.

After being a homemaker for many years I became a part time worker to be a habitat aide for my son so he could attend many non traditional programs. I love this work and though it wasn’t my life goal I really love doing this.

My blog wouldn’t solely be about autism though it cannot be avoided since it is part of my life, it can be anything interesting that happens that day or a thought process that goes through my mind.

My pass time now is learning a bit of music and learning a lot of Hindu scriptures and the foundation of it the Sanskrit language. I also love to binge watch on Netflix, I would call that my stress reliever. I had no interest in cooking but I have 3 men in the house which has forced me to become a decent cook.So watch out I may throw in some good recipes once a while.

Here I go……


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Bloganuary Day 29, New Learning

Prompt for today What is something you learned recently? This is really interesting since I just made a blogpost a couple of days back. In fact that was the only post I made on my own in the month of January. I just wrote for Bloganuary prompts so when this question popped up I felt…

Bloganuary Day 28, A cake

Describe your perfect birthday cake. My tradition does not have cutting a cake for birthdays. Even after I got married and I came to this country, that was not a thing we did. But as my special one started understanding things he understood birthday means pizza and cake. We did not invite anyone but everyone’s…

Bloganuary Day 27, Procrastination

What are the pros and cons of procrastination? I usually write and post my blogs as soon as they are posted or say within an hour. But today I got into so many things that I postponed and it is lunch time and I am just rushing off to write something. If I miss this,…

The Meaning of Guru

For the past two weeks I have been attending Guru Gita classes. A verse in the text refers to the meaning of “Guru”. “Gu” represents, darkness or ignorance and the syllable “ru” stands for light or knowledge. So Guru is the one who dispels darkness or ignorance. The term Guru is now referred so casually.…

Bloganuary Day 26, Multilingual

What language do you wish you could speak? Oh I would love to be multilingual. Is there any specific language? No there is not. I feel learning any new language is good for the brain. In fact on one Bloganuary question I did mention about my younger one not able to speak his mother tongue.…

Bloganuary Day 25, Bhagavad Gita🙏

What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why? A picture of Lord Krishna being a charioteer, guides Arjuna in the battlefield. Bhagavad Gita, The song by Lord is a Holy Text of Hindus. It was a teaching done by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the midst of the battle field to…

Bloganuary Day 24, Expressing myself!

Prompt for today: How do you show love? My younger one calls me The Meany Mom. Yes, I show tough love. He loves that. So on days he is being pampered by me, he knows I am not in a great mood and I am going easy. When he was little, he had a hard…

Bloganuary Day 23, A beautiful day!

Prompt for today: What’s a lie you tell yourself? Getting up and saying to myself it is going to be a beautiful day whatever self, nature or other forces are going to put on to me. I am going to be happy and smiling all day!!!! A winter wonderland it is today and it is…

Bloganuary Day 22, Dreams

What was your dream job as a child? Few months back, my brother and his family came to visit us. I was asking my teenage niece what her ambition was and what she wanted to do when she grew up. At that point my memories went back nearly thirty years. I was pestering my Dad…

Bloganuary Day 21, Favorite author

Prompt for today: Who is your favorite author? My favorite author is Kalki Krishnamurthy. Kalki Krishnamurthy was a Tamil writer and an Indian independence activist. Kalki was his pen name and he started a weekly magazine in Tamil called Kalki. Kalki died in the fifties but I started reading the magazine only in the late…

Bloganuary Day 20, My home

Prompt for today: What irritates you about the home you live in? We have been living in our current home for the past eleven years. It is more than fifty years old and doesn’t have the open floor plan. We were living in a town home before that which was modern and new. But I…

Bloganuary Day 19, Yellow I am!

I would like to call myself yellow colored. Maybe the color of gold. Having a gold heart is supposed to be good isn’t it. I am not an introvert and can mingle with anyone and can understand any kind of situation. I do have my limitations but I am not picky. I had to google…

Bloganuary Day 18, A meal!

During the month of January I am participating in a writing challenge by writing for prompts provided by wordpress. So here is the prompt of the day! What is your favorite meal to cook or eat? I never had interest in cooking when I was growing up, but I can say I can make a…

Bloganuary Day 17, A Happy Day😃!

Describe the happiest day of your life! I asked my husband what was his happiest day in his life and he of course told it was our wedding day😊. Okay let me tell I was happy that day but I was nervous about his family and all the rituals that go along so I cannot…

Bloganuary Day 16, Smell

Do you have a memory linked to a smell? I always think about this when I visit Target. This was the first store I visited when I landed in this country. I picked up Tide and did my first laundry at our apartment. So the sight of Target and smell of Tide together brings in…

Bloganuary Day 15, No more fear

During the month of January I am writing to prompts provided by WordPress. So the prompt for today: What fear have you conquered? I grew up in a very orthodox Hindu home and I got married to an even orthodox household. But with autism, it is really hard to do orthodox ritual practices. In the…

Bloganuary Day 14, My love for trains!

The prompt for today made me remember so many wonderful things. What is your preferred mode of transport? I have lived nearly half a century on this planet and have traveled by bus, car , train, ship, motorcycle, autorickshaw, rickshaw, airplane and road trams. I can with confidence say I love trains. A train journey…

Bloganuary Day 13, A billion dollars!

The prompt for today: If you had a billion US dollars how would you spend it? Few months back I wrote something similar to this called If I win a lottery. Okay at that time it was just a million dollars. In that I had written if I had a million dollars I would go…

Bloganuary Day 12, Chores

What chore do you find the most challenging to do? Bloganuary took an about turn today with a simple prompt. From a vague prompt to a simple question. More than writing for the prompt, I have started enjoying reading other people’s take on the prompt. I can do this while my boy rides his bike or…

Bloganuary Day 11, Defining Success

How do you define success? I have heard this joke a lot. The operation was a success but the patient died. I feel the doctors have alone been put into this position and have been joked around. In reality death is not in our hands. When my son was applying for colleges this fall, I…

Bloganuary Day 10, 2023, A Book !

One third of the month is over. 10th Day of Bloganuary prompt: Has a book changed your life? As a young girl, I loved reading books. My Dad got me English crime novels from his office library and I enjoyed them. My grandmother’s friend got us Tamil novels, more social ones and my friend got…

Bloganuary 2023, Day 9, Gift.

Today’s prompt question for Bloganuary challenge. What is the most memorable gift you have received? Men are not sentimental. The love they show is different from what women expect. Over the years I have understood that and accepted it. These are few of my memories. These are not tangible gifts but more of memory that…

Bloganuary 2023, Day 8, Family!

Prompt question for today. How far back in your family tree can you go? Two years back, my brother called me one day and said he has done something interesting that I would love to know the result. Yes, he had his saliva tested and had done an extensive genetic testing. But it did not…

Bloganuary 2023, Day 7, Rain.

During the month of January I am doing a writing challenge and the prompt for today is: Write a short story or poem about rain. The rain was becoming a drizzle and the boy walked down the street after getting down from his school bus. He could see small puddles of water and the eight year…

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