Sunday, 23 March 2014

Granny's Story

Both my Granny & Grandma are responsible for shaping the story-teller in me as they told me many real-life stories about people they had personally interacted with.

One story of my Granny was about a woman who loved to eat 'Pakoras' (fried snacks) a lot and every evening, she would buy lots of Pakoras from the neighborhood shop.


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In another story, there was this man from an extremely rich family, who didn't like to work and just ate and slept and enjoyed the wealth!

The end-result for both these stories was the same as the woman's husband's money and the man's wealth and riches got finished and they got ruined and their life was in ruins...

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I learnt many morals & lessons from my Granny's stories that influenced my life as I vowed to be judicious & money-conscious & not 'buy outside food frequently' or simply 'sit and eat', else as my Granny warned by citing an Odia proverb- "Bossi Khaile Noyi Baali Soray" (If you sit & eat, even the river's sand will be over!)



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48 comments:

  1. Good one indeed...nice attempt to link up both prompts :) n ma'm u r Odia ....wow !! ...feels good to have interacted with you ....coz here i would say ....same pinch :):) n ya...that saying is definitely a famous odia proverb which we r reminded over n over again....

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    1. Thanks Sushree. Yes indeed :) Same pinch for many reasons! :)
      I remind myself of this Odia proverb when no one else is there to remind me :)
      These are lessons for life!

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  2. that's what I guessed after seeing our Lord's photo on the top of the blog...but wasn't sure..

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    1. You got it right, Doc. It's our Lord's eyes on my Blog-
      "Chaka Aakhi Sobu Dekhuchi" (The round eyes see all)
      Assurance that He is watching! :)

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    2. We are definitely blessed :)

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  3. Very nice post! Valuable lessons indeed!

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    1. Thanks Amrita :) Yes lessons for life!

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  4. hehe grannys and their little stories that really keep us sort of grounded no :)

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    1. Really. Little things remind us of them & nice when story's lessons keep us grounded :)

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  5. Nice, short and sweet with appropriate pictures.

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    1. Thanks Karthik. Great that you liked it :)

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  6. oh wow, a nice lesson, put in a beautiful manner

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    1. Thank you for reading :) Glad you liked it!

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  7. Great lesson for life! We can compare our ancestors to only a university! Well written Anita :)

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    1. Very true. Well-said Sindhu. They were an encyclopaedia...
      Thanks :)

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  8. Very nice piece of writing Anita! Each dadi nani story has a moral in it!

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    1. Thanks Ratna! Yes, it is up to us to learn from them :)

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  9. Grandmothers are all such good storytellers :) Glad you learned some good lessons from those stories!

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    1. Yes indeed, Beloo. Thank God for Grandmothers. They are the best :)

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  10. that was a nice lesson for life :)

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    1. Yes Ankur. Being money-conscious & wise is very important.

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  11. Another multiprompt one from you. Good that you remembered your grandma's words well enough to put in your writing.

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    1. Thanks for the cool prompt Saket!
      I have many stories thanks to my Grandmothers. These two are important ones that have shaped me into what I am :) Even now when I see Pakoras, I think of Granny's story :)

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  12. I'm lucky I grew up listening to Grandma's stories of the mythologies and Grandpa's work related experiences. Every lesson had a moral and some nice experience. I really miss someone narrating those stories to me!

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    1. Yes, Ashwini. We are indeed lucky. Great stories- mythology & real-life with lessons.
      Same here! Even I miss them so much...

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  13. "Woh nanny ki batom mein pariyon ka dera...
    Woh choti si ratein woh lambi kahanii..."
    This post reminded me of them...my own granny and many sweet memories..

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    1. Thanks for sharing such lovely words, Preethi.
      Glad this post took you down the memory-lane...

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  14. Granny's are the storehouses of wisdom and knowledge. I too remember some of the stories from my granny. The lesson you shared here is however, the one which my mother teaches me.

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    1. True Namrata. Granny told the story. But, Granny had told the same story to Mom too. Mom made sure to remind it to me :) That's why the lessons had their impact!
      May we be blessed with such invaluable lessons that guide us.

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  15. I miss my granny now. The lessons they taught us by way of stories!!!!

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    1. Miss them a lot... Want those story-sessions...

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  16. Hmm, great post Anita..

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    1. Thanks Alok :) Glad you liked it.

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  17. There's a lot of wisdom in granny's tales

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    1. Yes indeed, Sureshji. Feel blessed :)

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  18. Nice write up and a very good lessons taught by Grandmas! :)

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    1. Thanks Gargi! Welcome to my Blog! Do keep visiting :)
      Grandmothers are so adorable with such great lessons :)

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  19. Beautiful post...enjoy your day.:)

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading. Glad you liked it!

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  20. Very simply and well told.

    (Sorry for the late visit, weekend was hectic with exams and blogger meet. Trying to visit all. :))

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    1. Thanks Indrani for stopping by. No issues...Delighted whenever you visit :)
      I do appreciate your dedication & support :)
      I feel blessed!

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  21. Granny stories always wise and worthy, witty and well said. Similar proverb in Hindi goes as "Khali baithe Kuber ka Khazana bhi khali ho jaata hai.." OR if you simply sit and eat even Lord Kubera's Treasure will become empty. Money wise and time conscious :)

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    1. Thanks Kokila for sharing the cool Hindi proverb. Just imagine- Lord Kubera's wealth getting over! :) Grannies know how to warn us & make us wise :)

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  22. haha :) Nice lesson learnt and ending line is perfect :)

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    1. Thanks Saurabh! Glad you liked it :)

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  23. Anita, these are pearls of wisdom, teaching us to reflect on the essence of life:)

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    1. True Vishal.
      It's up to us how much we value such pearls in our life :)

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