Onnama

Idols have a way of cropping up everywhere – in your family, in the society, on a train/plane ride … In families they come mostly as ancestors, people you haven’t met but their stories have been passed down to the succeeding generations. There are some living idols that could be related to you… but it’s … Read more

Superstition

They say the Mahabharata is not read at homes since it leads to discord… I think it is true. I am reading “Jaya” by Devdutt Pattanaik and it is as fascinating as ever. Most fascinating is ofcourse the status of women in the vedic times and how far as a society we have regressed. Ofcourse … Read more

Bibi Jagir Kaur

A mother is revered and one can’t imagine a mother harming her child – boy or girl. Today’s next headline challenged this age old belief. Bibi Jagir Kaur got acquitted of the murder charge but was indicted in the forced abortion case…. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bibi-Jagir-Kaur-acquitted-of-murder-charge/articleshow/12468907.cms A mother forcing her daughter to abort a child because she didn’t … Read more

Disappointed ?

If there is one person in the world that isn’t disappointed with something or someone, he or she would be a God on earth !! I started to think of it because Krishnan refused yet again to allow us to get a puppy, someone chose not to reply to a bbm message, another did not … Read more

The insignificance of age

Today’s “Brunch” carried Seema Goswami’s article about how a friend of hers was upset on being called “aunty” by 20 year old girls. I find this obsession with remaining young forever crazy !!! Also this obsession with turning 40 and the 40’s today are the 30’s of yesterday type proclamations. I have never understood why … Read more

Illusions and A Million miles

I am currently reading “A million miles in a thousand years” by Donald Miller. While reading it, I finished re-reading an all time favourite “Illusions” by Richard Bach. Krishnan’s first gift to me were three books – and “Illusions” was one of them. The similarities between these two books is amazing… Both talk of how … Read more

Speed in India

Just finished watching Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock starrer “Speed” for probably the tenth time. I just love the movie. Infact Krishnan and I watched it first in Chennai and watched it a second time within 24 hours with Amma and Appa !! This is the movie that built up my fascination with the US … Read more

Jamling Norgay

This year so far has been about celebrities and I met a true blue achiever yesterday. Tenzing Norgay’s son Jamling came and spoke at the Nasscom GIC conclave. I met him just before the session started and what amazing humility !! I have always wondered what it means to have a famous father and that … Read more