Tag: Amma

The first Naga shawl

My father was posted in Shillong during 1980 to 1983. So we got to enjoy a beautiful Shillong before the hoards of Maruti cars took over Burra Bazaar. From Shillong, Appa would go to Tezpur, Zakhama, Bomdila and a few other places on temporary duty and Appa was […]

Last year same day …

We called her to wish her a happy birthday and she replied with her standard statement – “am too old to be celebrating birthdays and I shouldn’t be around for the next one”. Last year she was actually unwell and just unable to enjoy her special day. This […]

I won’t eat this curd … 

Dear Appa, Yesterday I made the mistake of using up all the curds that Amma had made for Lassi in the afternoon, but I was planning on buying more curd today and stock up. You remember the Vyapar Kendra Mother Dairy milk booth ? It’s atleast 1.5 kms […]

A life well lived

Dear Appa, Today is six years since you left and this year I want to remember how you lived your life. Here’s the note I sent to everyone on Dec 12, 2008…. It is true, you lived well because you met all your personal goals …sure there were […]

Random memories

Dear Appa, Yesterday we were remembering you .. Amma made the Deepawali Marunthu using the powder that you had made so many years back. It has turned out to be yum as always, just without the dollops of ghee that Amma used earlier :). She is miffed about […]

The best Bhelpuri

Dear Appa, Guess what Amma did yesterday ? Went out for a walk late in the evening and while coming back a little boy on a cycle came out from between two cars and hit her. She fell down and has scratches all over … And a boxer’s […]

The 7th decade

She is the 13th child in a family of 18, and 9th in the eleven that survived and she turns 70 today…. The youngest daughter and one of the prettiest, a movie buff who created a ruckus if the movie moved to another town without her seeing it, […]

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