Forgotten Heroes – Subramania Bharathi

On Tuesday (Jan 21), we had been to Sampath Chitappa’s place, then my cousin Geeta’s place and finally met with Krishna and Murari who are more friends than cousins. They all live in Triplicane, around the Parthasarathyswamy Temple. We had to get some spices from the “Naatu Marundu” (desi spice store) kadai. We left Amma … Read more

Celebrating the NaMo victory !

As news started trickling in on May 23rd of yet another Modi wave, we made preparations for our celebration. We were sure that BJP and Mr. Modi will win a comfortable majority so we started the day with tea in a saffron cup 🙂 Breakfast was millet khichadi, followed by OPOS Biriyani for lunch. Then … Read more

Unknown Indian Greats #1 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Till his bust was vandalised a week back during the recent West Bengal election campaign, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was unknown and almost forgotten ! Even after the vandalization, it got political about whose legacy was he forgetting that he belonged to the undivided India. Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ? He was the second runner … Read more

Iyengar Yoga, A “bucket list” item – Started

My Chitappa (Chachaji) has been with Guruji BKS Iyengar since 1989…. and he has tried in vain to influence everyone in the family to take up yoga except my father. Dad couldn’t go to Pune and learn from the institute but he did learn yoga from another master in Hyderabad and continued practising. When he … Read more

A Truly Great Man – leaves too soon :(

I have stayed away from news and politics for almost two weeks now as we were dealing with Krishnan’s health scare… So yesterday when I blogged about the Kalamkari saree, I didn’t know about Manohar Parrikar’s passing away. When the news item popped up, we felt really sad. A good man had gone too soon. … Read more

A journey left midway …

Today morning KTV was showing the movie “Johnny”. Its a Tamil movie made in 1980 starring Rajinikanth in a double act and Sridevi, as the actress. The storyline is interesting and simple – Sridevi is a popular singer, and Johnny (Rajinikanth) is her ardent fan. Rajinikanth as Johnny is a small time thief and is crazy about … Read more

Remembering CEC Seshan

Happy National Voters’ Day. Today, I was remembering the man who reminded the entire nation that we have a Election Commission of India with a Chief Election Commissioner …. Mr. T. N. Seshan. A maverick who changed the Indian Election scene forever. Some people are truly rare and Mr. Seshan is definitely rare. The Model … Read more