Daily Reflections

Our everyday thoughts, opinions and whatever else !

Thiruperai Periyamma

She is probably the human reason for my birth …. Because she got my mom and dad married. I have met her just four times. Once at thatha-paati’s home in Tirunelveli, then at the hospital when Periyappa was recovering, then in Madurai… Finally in Mumbai in 1996. Each time I […]

The elusive calm

The inside is all quiet, but the need to react quickly with the outside world makes me react … the intensity of reactions sometimes unwarranted. So the real reason for Oprah not wanting to come back to India were the widows of Brindavan and the way they were treated, not […]

Oprah

Oprah came visiting and because her security detail roughed up some media folk, she will never visit India again …. Touchy ? Hmm – suddenly all those talk shows of hers seem so shallow. One problem and the country is off limits. Has she learnt anything at all from interviewing […]

Lunch tamasha

For the first time it was a sense of release from a jail when we exited from Kingdom of dreams culture gully !! We wanted some food packed and this amazing place does not pack anything… I didn’t invent the doggy pack, hotels did and rightfully so. So either you […]

What is your name ?

The night is dark and deep But the picture from the morning Refuses to go away…. She stopped the traffic Holding a decorated box Mostly empty Unkempt and ill-fitting clothes A tiny frame Couldn’t have lived more than four or five years Unconcerned about the light That had turned green… […]

Story of Vikesh’s wedding

Ok finally here it is – tracking the last few eventful days. On Saturday we reached Mumbai after dropping off Amma at Danam’s place. Went straight to meet Vijaya Mami at her workplace. Took the Worli sealink for the first time. The city of Mumbai looks fancy from a distance, […]

Mumbai

Jan 16, 2012 at Mumbai Chattrapati Shivaji airport …. Gate A5 and incoming Indigo flight has just arrived. This is the first time we have come to these gates (A1 to A8) and visually its quite a treat. More like the Hyd airport, but Krishnan tried the toilet and it wasn’t clean 😦 […]

It is still the 14th

While technically its the 15th.. It is still the night of the 14th for me. Sitting in the room at Grand Maratha Sheraton, Mumbai. Am probably back here after several years, came when I helped the CS teams in Mumbai five years back !! So much has changed at work, […]

Vikesh’s wedding

All set to go to Mumbai !!! Vikesh’s marriage 🙂 I still remember Vikesh walking up to me and saying, it’s your type of escalation, please take it. The move to Mumbai, pursuing his dream of making a movie which I thought was very cool. The struggle to finance his […]