Forgive me Lord, for I knew not I have sinned!

I saw IHM’s tag on Starry’s blog first and it intrigued me, I wanted to give it a shot. Priya tagged me for the same and here are my answers. I realised that most women’s bloggers are sinners!  I guess “Birds of a feather flock together” is very true in this case 🙂  

My 12 sins!

  1. Don’t like to watch soaps, find it too much of a bheja fry.
  2. Don’t like to gossip or intrude.
  3. Hate folding clothes, unloading the dishwasher, though love handwashing utensils.
  4. Love driving, especially on highways
  5. Do not sit back and expect husband or other male members in the family to take charge. I love the adrenaline rush that I get from just jumping in!
  6. Don’t like makeup, I follow the K.I.S.S policy(my version of it) Keep It Seedha Saadha 🙂
  7. Though I’m on a break right now, I’m itching to start earning money. I like earning my moolah and keeping track of it.
  8. I love reading books. 
  9. My wallets are not the dainty womanly ones. I like and own the big ones that hold everything that I need and has nice compartments for the credit cards, licence, medical cards and so on!
  10. Not afraid of talking my mind even if I know I’m treading difficult ground.
  11. For the life of me cannot do needlework, knitting, crochet!
  12. I don’t have a flair for housedecoration as is considered appropriate for a woman!

I do have my womanly quirks – love jewellery and like to use appropriate jewellery for western and Indian clothing.  I love shopping for home furnishings and bling! I’m emotional when it comes to immediate family, I paint , craft  and love a good manicure! 🙂

Since I love blue and I listed 12 bullets instead of 10, I will not tag anyone and IHM will be forced to curse me 🙂  However if anyone of you has not already not done this tag or is not tagged by anyone in the blogworld(which is highly unlikely)  please take it up !




  1. priyaiyer said,

    July 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Loved your list!!

    Thanks for visiting my space and leaving behind a comment. I am no expert at making Vettalkozhambu, sadly, but my mom is. I can get you the recipe. Will get back on that soon 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      July 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks and Welcome here! I am waiting with bated breath for the recipe!!!! Have sworn to make it the minute I get my hands on it.. so puhlease ask your mom and do get back to me 🙂

  2. Swaram said,

    July 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I like ur version of K.I.S.S 😉
    So with u on 9 – ppl qs me abt it so many times 😛

    • Shankari said,

      July 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Yep, my friends question me also! But for the life of me, I cannot go on to a dainty purse. I would feel like someone else then!!!

  3. July 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Ha ha 🙂 The curse is modified for those who love blue jeans – it’s a curse remember? You will receive TV Remote and couch cushions for your next twelve birthdays if you do not tag twelve bloggers! 😈

    Love the post title 😆 No gossip no saas-bahu serials? No dainty wallets and no wish to sacrifice your career for family’s happiness? That definitely makes you a SAGS (Sinner Against Gender Stereotypes) !!

    Do pick your navy Blue Badge! 🙂

    Now, thanks to Pinash, a group has been created on Facebook too, here’s the link –!/group.php?gid=135519419800755

    • Shankari said,

      July 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

      You know IHM, getting the TV remote is also not a curse actually! And couch cushions!!! Ah! that will be like spa treatment for me actually.. so bring on the curse IHM lady! I am all the waiting 🙂

      Picking up the blue badge rigth away…

      – Proud member of SAGS

  4. July 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

    SInners Against Gender Stereotypes (SAGS)

    Correct link to the facebook group.

  5. Momo's Ma said,

    July 2, 2010 at 11:40 am

    nicely done there. but ur crafts r such good house decoration items.. hi5 on 1(make it saas bahu soaps),2,3 , 11

    • Shankari said,

      July 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Hola! partner in Crime!!!
      I can craft, placing them around the house in such a way that they attract “wows” I suck at that! Some people can make trash look beautiful just by placement, I cannot!

  6. starsinmeyes said,

    July 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I suck at home decor too! And LOL at KISS!! And my wallets are the bulging ‘manly’ type too! You’re a sinning bird alright!

    • Shankari said,

      July 2, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      Hola! Partner in Crime! I had so much fun reading the responses to this tag. IHM definitely raked up a storm in the blogosphere with this tag 🙂

  7. Priya said,

    July 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    hehe..liked the title 🙂
    And 12 points.. definitely SAGS! Totally with you on the K.I.S.S 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      July 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks Priya! Yay to being SAGS! Actually, the more I think about it, I come up with more points 🙂 Am sure all of us do! Maybe this should be an incremental list!

  8. Trish said,

    July 6, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Something for u on my blog!

  9. Uma said,

    July 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I share many sins with you … not the driving though..
    Can’t quite believe you are not good at home decor…

    • Shankari said,

      July 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      Welcome aboard the sinner’s ship comrade! Making home decor items and placing them strategically so that they look really good are two different things. While I’m okay in the first one, the second is where I suck real bad!

  10. artnavy said,

    July 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

    i love ur title …..and the post

  11. rads said,

    July 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Aviyal lady! Very nice to see you take off, and absolutely having fun at it. Good going 🙂

    Nice set, and I must say I relate to half of them! Esp the jumping in part..

    • Shankari said,

      July 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Rads! Welcome here! and thanks 🙂 If you have not already answered this tag, why don’t you take it up now?

  12. rayparoma said,

    July 15, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Love 1,2,3,8 and 10. Gosh you are such a sinner!!!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I hopped over to yours and I love what you write 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

      Thanks and Welcome here Paroma. I loved your post on the reasons to return to India 🙂

  13. Varada said,

    July 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Hey Shankari,

    Thanks for dropping by @ You have a nice space here. 🙂

    And I am with you on so many ‘sins’ that do want to do this tag thing myself. Will cook up my list and post on my blog.

    As for making fish out of bangles, yes, I did sort-of melt them over a candle. Will post a how-to video shortly on youtube and send you a link. Then you can make a few fishes, too. And may be string them into a garland or smthing… I dn’t know… may be.. 😉


    • Shankari said,

      July 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks and Welcome here. You should do the tag, it has become quite a rage. Don’t forget to pingback to IHM. I will wait for your youtube tutorial and then maybe make them.

  14. July 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

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