Why naradtales?

A dash of Telugu culture, a pinch of Coorgi courage, a drop of Tamil perseverance, a smidgen of Keralite beauty makes us the AVIAL family.

A blogger that I admire and read a lot,  once coined the above word to describe us and it stuck with me.  This blog is an attempt to chronicle this Avial’s daily grindings 🙂

The  main players in this mix, are my two three imp’s, first daughter ‘Na’ and younger second daughter ‘R’ and  third daughter ‘Ad’  ,all as mischievous as Sage Narad!  My husband ‘H’ and I play the less important, side role of the parents 🙂

H and I stumble along  as NaRad lead the way!

Join us while we figure out the ropes, every single day!!


  1. March 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Loved your “About me” section. One of the best I’ve read 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      March 26, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      You know, you are the second person to tell me this 🙂 I am glad people are enjoying what I wrote there!

  2. Arundhati said,

    April 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I love what uve done here ! This section is really err.. different

    And I love that you speak in rhymes too, so do I !!!

    • Shankari said,

      April 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      Welcome and Thanks! By different, I hope you mean it as a good different! 🙂

  3. Arundhati said,

    April 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    yes ofc i do mean different in a good way… just hesitant to use the word considering how its used by the bollywood folks !

    creative unusual imaginative… there thats better 🙂

    have subscribed to ur blog so ull c me around…

    • Shankari said,

      April 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      If bollywood guys are using it differently, and I don’t know about it, I am backwards!!!! *Note to self – should read up Times Entertainment more often!!* 🙂

      There, that’s taken care of! Thanks for so many adjectives regarding my blog and subscribing! You have really given me a much required boost 🙂

  4. Pooh! said,

    April 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I am confused – you said Rad and my kuttyma aka Baby I are couple of months apart. My lil one was born in Sept 2009. Rad was born in Jan 2009 or Jan 2010 or was it June 2009! I am totally confused please clarify

    • Shankari said,

      April 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      Rad is Jan 2009. … but why confused?

      • Pooh! said,

        April 26, 2010 at 12:11 am

        Oh you said a couple of months – Jan to Sept is a full 9 months 😉 that is the reason! anywayz thanks for clarifying

      • Shankari said,

        April 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

        As the two grow up, you will see the 9 months melting away to oblivion 🙂

  5. Chitra said,

    April 27, 2010 at 2:25 am

    really nice…the intro 🙂 soooooooooo unique…

  6. PV said,

    May 31, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Oy ! Congratulations on the Artsy Craftsy win ! Just saw Shruti’s post announcing the latest contest’s winners 🙂

  7. starsinmeyes said,

    June 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Like your layout…new isn’t it? Congrats on the Artsy-Craftsy!

  8. Timepass said,

    June 19, 2010 at 3:10 am

    What a lovely name Avial family!! I regret not visiting ur blog earlier..such lovely posts and cute pics of the kids…

    • Shankari said,

      June 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Welcome! and why regret? I’m not going anywhere, my blog is hopefully not going anywhere and hopefully your going to read more, so please don’t regret! Will catch up with your blog too!

  9. Varada said,

    July 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Cool “About me” section you got, Shankari. 🙂 Good luck to H, NaRad and yourself on the most exciting adventure called L.I.F.E.


    • Shankari said,

      July 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks Varada 🙂 It is definitely an adventurous roller coaster ride 🙂

  10. Swaram said,

    July 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Ha ha superb section 🙂

  11. August 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Shankari,

    Send me your address… I want to send you the plastic bag flowers that you liked on my blog.


    • Shankari said,

      August 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Shilpa! Am very honoured. I will send out an email with my address shortly.

  12. UL said,

    August 20, 2010 at 3:00 am

    lovely name for the blog, so original…nice…

  13. Shruti said,

    December 2, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Love the edited version.. Good to have u back 🙂 ..

  14. mniamma said,

    August 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Love your ‘about me’ section! We have a lot in common Shankari!

    • Shankari said,

      August 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks! I have also read your blog though not regularly. I hope to settle in your hometown too.. oneday 🙂 I think that will be another thing that we can hope to have in common! Hope the girls are doing good 🙂

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