Daily Reflections

Our everyday thoughts, opinions and whatever else !

Reunions 2019

While I am a fan of WhatsApp as it helps one to stay in touch almost everyday with friends and family, I also think there is no substitute for the good old “meeting in person”. Very often WhatsApp and other social media platforms lull you into believing that you are […]

Growing up Mom #4

Today we made our first trip of the year to Dr. Nehal Vora. Amma has been coughing really badly since last evening and she couldn’t sleep at all. Dr. Vora told her that its an allergic cough and that it had become an infection. She tried insisting that Amma should […]

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

On Jan 16th, the day we were leaving from Thiruvananthapuram, we went to the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. It’s very close to the Padmanabhaswamy temple. I think if we were to draw a square with the Padmanabhaswamy temple in the centre, it would be one end of the square. Viju, my […]

Wired Tree

As we walked back to our Airbnb after having breakfast, I found this tree that seems to be used as a TV tower :). The wires aren’t electrical but seem to be either telephone or the internet or cable TV wires …. maybe the tree also needs to be hooked […]

Bye for now, Periyamma ….

We were completing our meeting with Shashaank yesterday, when I heard the news. We quickly wrapped up our meeting and I called Shantha over WhatsApp. Its never easy losing one’s mother … and particularly for Shantha because her father passed away when she and Padma were quite young and Periyamma […]

Drowning in drink …

Today as we were going to Usha’s house from Pallikaranai the cab stopped at a busy junction and as I looked out, my jaw dropped …. there was this fancy, very inviting liquor store with amazing show windows. Why did my jaw drop ? It’s owned by the state government […]

Osho – Mahaparinirwan Day

Thanks to Swami Chaitanya Keerti, I became a part of a group of meditators in Gurgaon. One of the group members sent this picture over WhatsApp. The Master of Masters left his body on this day in 1990. The literal translation is “If you feel like hurting/harming someone else, then […]