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A baby in my life

A  Baby in My Life There is so much happening in the world and so much to write about, but right now I am happy to be in this space curled around the little finger of my baby.

I have never been great around babies. They’re ultimately adorable but I have no clue what to do with them! So when the idea of having one myself came around, it was exciting and terrifying in equal proportions. I shan’t go into the nine months of prep that got us here but I cant help writing about what it feels like to have a baby – mainly because he has completely taken my life over.

I am in love, as they say, at a “cellular” level and like any new mom – cant stop gushing about his pink toes. πŸ™‚Β In less than a month he has taught me more than I have known all these years. And all those stories about bleary eyed days, sleepless nights and constant demands for attention are true … but then did you know that babies smell like they’re made in a bakery? πŸ™‚

A friend asked me how this experience would influence my work… as I figure it- we write about what we know; and my new script for Anwar Rasheed begins with a scene featuring a pregnant woman! πŸ˜‰

Good day to everyone & good night to those with small babies… YaWN!

Comments: 38

  • Rahul October 8, 20117:00 pm

    Hi Anjali,

    Congrats and all my wishes n prayers for both of you.


  • akhilsathyan October 8, 20117:04 pm

    :-* :-* :-*

  • sreedevi October 8, 20117:09 pm

    congrts chechi!

  • George Adimathra October 8, 20117:15 pm

    Glad to know about the happiest phase in your life…..

  • Sheeja October 8, 20117:24 pm

    Congrats Anjali !!!
    Take care….

  • 4writermom October 8, 20117:44 pm

    It’s so amazing how the feeling one gets from babies is universal! They make you smile, your heart gets all light and fluffy. They exude innocence, purity and LOVE. They put you in a good space! They change your LIFE. I didn’t realize it for a while, but I didn’t start truly living until I became a Mother! Good luck and enjoy (they grow at an astronomical rate!) =)


  • Asha October 8, 20118:17 pm

    Hi A, its gonna to be even more fun as he starts to crawl,walk and utter the word AMMA for the first time. We all are very happy for you & would love to see a pic of mon .

  • San Al October 8, 20119:03 pm

    Wish the mother & child great health and prosperity …

  • Arvind October 8, 20119:28 pm

    I was waiting to meet A and her baby eagerly,to see how she would behave as a mother, a parent etc. After working very closely with her,this phase of her… And when I met them, A u rock!!!

  • PostcardTrails (@PostcardRaves) October 8, 20119:51 pm

    Hey Anjali,
    So that’s what you’ve been upto all this while πŸ™‚ Mabrook ! Motherhood…once you’re into it, you can’t seem to remember what it was like before the bundle arrived ! Enjoy πŸ™‚
    By the way, I’m Lalitha Alexander, used to be a Koshy…was in the same batch as you and Vinaya is IHS Dubai. Am here in Bglore now and in touch with Rani Bharathan who talks about you and thinks you’ll remember me πŸ™‚ I think I’d written this here in the blog ealier, but love your style of movie making. Haven’t seen Manjadikuru..would love to get my hands on it. Bring on all the pregnant women in the next one πŸ˜€ Good luck !

  • maya October 8, 201111:02 pm

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • umd October 8, 201111:08 pm

    Great news, Anjali ! Congratulations! When was it? Happy Times Ahead!

  • Kiran October 9, 201112:24 am

    I like ‘bakery’.me always lovs dem .dey r d mostbtful creation n d world ..nd D shape f god must b lik dem(if he der..

  • Mathew Mampra October 9, 20117:46 am

    Congratulations Anjali. May your creativity increase with this gift from the ultimate script writer-the creator above.

  • Shahid October 9, 201110:18 am

    Prayers for you and the little one..

  • sreekumar October 9, 201110:47 am

    Wish u all the best & god blessing

  • Benzi October 9, 201112:29 pm

    Congratulations Anjali….

  • hormese October 9, 20111:11 pm

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ double congrats

  • anzeem October 9, 20112:45 pm

    first of all congratz….what s his name? very glad to hear abt ur new script work..is dat a dulkar salman project??

  • Midhun Devasia October 9, 20116:17 pm

    Hai Anjali,


  • saneeshtom October 9, 20117:07 pm


    congrats mother…..

  • Othena Baburaj October 10, 201112:36 pm

    Spontaneously what comes to my mind is Khalil Gibrans poem, and I quote as below:

    Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
    They come through you but not from you,
    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

    You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
    For they have their own thoughts.
    You may house their bodies but not their souls,
    For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
    which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    You may strive to be like them,
    but seek not to make them like you.
    For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

    You are the bows from which your children
    as living arrows are sent forth.
    The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
    and He bends you with His might
    that His arrows may go swift and far.
    Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness

  • Rajeev October 11, 20119:57 am


  • Aashish October 12, 201112:06 pm

    congrats maam…!!!

    wishing him all success in this world…!!!

  • Chandu October 15, 201112:10 am

    Congratulations newborn Mommy! (Now I know why moviemaker took a break from blogging πŸ˜‰ )

  • Sukanya October 15, 20113:11 pm

    Congrats and all the best wishes.

  • Preeths October 28, 20118:33 pm

    Enjoy each moment of it Anju…truly precious moments….specially the way they snuggle in to you…They stay this way only for a very little time..them they are runninggggggg all over the place….so snuggle to the little baby…forgetting the world for now and enjoy the ever so light baby touch and smell and oohhh all the experience that you can get while he sticks to you.Take Care .:-)))

  • Iqbal Ottapalam November 16, 20117:33 am


  • Vidya November 17, 201111:38 am

    Congrats on you bundle of joy !!!
    Indeed its an experience to be experienced !!!
    A joy nothing can be compared to …

  • rajeev jose January 15, 201211:25 pm

    i am writing this only because i just saw mam at the programme kadha ithuvarey ,i saw happy journey was a superb attempt.hats off to renjith also.i have a question why u r step back from mainstream cinemas.i think usthad hotel will be a good step.i fed up with masala movies ,new talents should come , newer ideas should come,these r very familiar suggestions but not having any solution, many of the people are there but they r not getting a chance to show their talent, i am not telling about reality shows. why u people r not taking initiative for new people to share their stories ideas .because many of them are looking for chance. u people can go for a story campaigning or somewhat like that,i dont know if mam will read this or not or many people are given same suggestions ,y i am writing is this only because u people want to do something for movies,malayalam cinema should be benefitted with newer ideas,because kerala cafe was a good attempt from ur people side. looking forwar for ur best works

  • Suvind Surendran January 27, 20127:05 am

    hi ma’am
    I’m doing masters in Electronics from The University of Manchester..last week i saw ur interview on manorama channel ..it was awesome..n I have’nt got the opportunity to watch Manjadikuru ,I wanna watch that movie and i don’t know from where i could..i will be happy if u help me ..n also heard that ur next project Ustad Hotel,……all the very best for all ur future endeavors and may u have the opportunity to express yourself with total creative freedom…

    Thanking you
    Suvind Surendran

  • Aashish May 31, 20124:50 am


  • mohit June 6, 201210:59 am

    am standing with my head down with respect to the elegant character you posses as a director and as a mother

  • Ramnair10@gmail.com August 27, 20125:29 pm

    Hi anjali
    Congrats. On your success in the world of movies and also your real life
    Nice. To know and hear about an old class mate
    God bless you and happyonam. To you and your family

  • Rahul Raj May 21, 20144:22 pm

    Congratulations. May GOD bless you.

  • Krishna July 8, 20143:53 pm

    cngrds mam….

  • Bincy February 7, 20154:58 pm

    hai mam…special thanks for taking such a mind blowing film the Bangalore days… my one year old kid loves very much to watch this film. He wants me to sing the song edu kariravilum…during sleep. also see the film every day. Expecting more good film from your side. All the best!!!

  • teekay November 2, 201512:34 pm

    Anjali Ma’am you are fantastic. You are such a big inspiration to me in the field of arts and literature. Thank you for making movies that have stories that we can identify with, and that resemble our experiences. Thank you for writing as well, helps literature lovers like me πŸ™‚

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