Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This weekend we had been to babies r us/toys r us which is a toy store chain based in the United States. The chain also has locations in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Canada. The company currently operates 840 stores in the United States and 716 stores in 34 other countries, with some of them under franchises or licenses. The flagship store in New York City's Times Square is the largest toy store in the world,[2] featuring a colorful Ferris wheel. It is the largest toy-centered retailer and the second largest overall toy retailer in the United States.

me and my friend had gone for shopping for getting baby clothes and other stuff as usual pradhan didnt want to sit in his stroller so had to leave him lose and raghu was taking care of him ,once pradhan started exploring the store he came stand still in front of the toy section and was excited to see Thomas train set he got one set and came straight to me and said lets go home amma in our native language tulu,
we said ok we will get u the set but you have to wait he thought thatwe are again fooling him once we go to checkout so he had the set in his hand till we finish shopping .once we went to checkout other things we asked him to give us so that we can put it in the bag and he can open in the house but he was so adamant that he is not giving the toys in our hand because he thought we are not buying it for him atlast the store lady asked him to give so she can checkout then he gave her ,she gave it back later he immediately told bye to the lady and once it was confirmed we got him the train set ,he gave it to our hand to keep it in the trunk of the car .
look at the little brain working so fast he could know we were fooling everytime when we go to the toy store .
this is his thomas train


my young performer

As daddy pradhan is as much intrested in Yakshagana is a musical dance drama popular in coastal and Malenadu regions of Karnataka, India . It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre. Yakshagana is popular in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga and Kasaragod district of Karnataka. Yakshagana is gaining popularity in Bengaluru since a few years. . It has drawn comparisons to the Western tradition of opera. Actors wear costumes and enact various roles. Traditionally, Yakshagana would go on all night. It is sometimes simply called as AatańĀ in both Kannada and Tulu, meaning "play". Yaksha-gana literally means the song (gana) of a Yaksha. Yakshas were an exotic tribe mentioned in the Sanskrit literature of ancient India.
Yakshagana consists of a Himmela (background musicians) and a Mummela (dance and dialog group) which together perform a Yakshaga Prasanga. Himmela consisting of Bhagawata who is also the facilitator (singer), Maddale, Harmonium for drone (Pungi was used earlier) and Chande (loud drums). The music is based on pre-Karnataka Sangeetha Ragas characterised by melodic patterns called Mattu and Yakshagana Tala. Yakshagana Talas are believed to be based on the groves which later have evolved into Karnataka Sangeetha Talas. Both Yakshagana Raga and Yakshagana Tala have some folk influence. A Yakshagana performance begins at the twilight hours with the beating of several fixed compositions on drums called Abbara or Peetike, for up to an hour before the 'actors' get on the stage. The actors wear resplendent costumes, head-dresses, and face paints which they paint themselves.

must let you know that these play are been uploaded in youtube and it is one saviour to me when he is fussy about eating food if i just play ithe eats his food very fast and likes to pretend as they do in the play .
he has watched them so intrestingly and closely we never imagined and one afternoon when raghu was playing drums we noticed our cute little artist pretending to be one of the characters and it was fun to watch him do so.i am attaching the viseo so you guys can see it

youngest yakshagana from pradhan

hope u guys enjoy it

Had fun in gymnastics class

In the month of june as the story time was nearing to an end i was thinking how will i keep pradhan occupied .so when glanced through the fox valley sumer programs i got this idea of putting him to a gym class as he should some how lose his energy so i enrolled him to parent tot gymnastics ,
As on the first day he was so excited to learn the summer solt and all the balancing act he wanted to keep going everyday as the week passed he had already mastered in balancing and summer slot too .
i was just surprised to see him having fun with other kids and learning to share with other kids who came to the class
last week this class got over .so from next week onwards he will be exploring Swimming ..