Aishwarya Rao
What I can't understand is why is Worcester pronounced as Wustaer!?
Aishwarya Rao
After a year from the first time I decided to make it to the US, I am finally here. It has taken a lot of time, money and energy and feels good at the end of the day. After what seemed to be a very entertaining journey and a stopover at Charles De Gaulle, Sid and I made it to Newark.
We have had a good time going around New Jersey and Washington. New York and Boston trip lined up...While I have had some amazing time the past week, I am missing home already; Amma and her high BP lectures, Anna's constant' Now-you-are-married-so-be-a-good-girl' advice, my pattukutti sister (even her friends!), the white scooty I drove for ten years and Paati's samayal the most. Hope to find some more time and continue blogging regularly.
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Aishwarya Rao
I haven't been more occupied in life. Amidst protocol visits, lunch, coffee and dinner there have been other things that I have been upto.

Lest dining becomes a way of life, last Sunday, I hosted 'Saroja Samanikalo' an event jointly organized by Ascendas and The Tamil Nadu Hadicapped Federation. Apart from biggies like actor Vivek and Gangai Amaran, the crew of the recent super hit Tamil movie Chennai 600028 entertained the audience at the show.

On Monday, I caught up with some Japanese drumming at ' Classic Arpana 25', a fusion dance presentation made by the California 'Arpana Dance Company'. The classical Bharatha Natyam movements, with the LA based Japanese Buddhist group - Kinnara Taiko playing in the background was both creative and enjoyable.

'Maya Ravan', a theatrical recital; has by far been my most wisely spent evening. I loved Shobana's concept, choreography and direction. The sets were clean and artistic. The costumes were apt and Shobana as Kaikeyi, Soorpanakha and Ravan just enthralled the audience. Voices of Suhasini Maniratnam, Naseeruddin Shah and Revathi added grace to the ballet. Although I thought the presentation could have dealt more about the life of Ravan, instead of restricting itself to narating the Ramayan again. John Abraham was an added attraction of course!

Thanks to these three evenings I wouldn't be forced to describe my first week of being married as a rich dining experience!