Tag: Appa

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 […]

Binaca Geetmala …

Dear Appa, Two days back it was the 9th year of your passing on …. and as it happens everyday, we were remembering many special moments with you. I was remembering your fascination for radios, tape recorders and VCRs. I still remember going one evening to the Secunderabad […]

Happy birthday Appa !

Dearest Appa, Its your 79th birthday and we celebrated it by eating your favourite “bitter gourd” (karela) sambar and some chocolates. Amma refused to eat the “Jimikand subzi” that she had made and ate the rice with her favourite “mixture”. I have to tell you that she has […]

Celebrating Life !

Dear Appa,  Today is my master Osho’s birthday and the day you chose to leave this life. Osho describes life and death as revolving doors and that’s probably the easiest and most beautiful description of death. The biggest fear for man is death and just imagine if that […]

Seven years ago 

Dear Appa, Amma, Krishnan and I are sitting right now at home and the house is getting re-done …. Just as our lives were re-done when you had the cerebral haemorrhage on this day seven years back. Right now Ramu is working on the re-wiring and we were […]

A Nano and a rig 

Dear Appa, Remember you always wanted to get a Tata Nano and all of us discouraged you from buying it :). Well, yesterday we went and got the Eureka Forbes’ Nano vacuum cleaner and I wanted to let you know that “a” Nano comes home – it’s not […]

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 […]

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