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Birthday in Benaras

When we were planning the U.P and Bihar leg of the ShikshaDaan Yatra, we decided to be in Varanasi on Krishnan’s birthday which is today. We reached Varanasi yesterday from Allahabad… after a 3 km harrowing drive through a narrow lane. More of that in a separate blog. […]

Learnt something new !

When Krishnan and I visited Egypt, way back in 2004, I had carried two cameras and a video recorder. In a 12 day trip I must have taken 2000 photos and that too using film rolls because we didn’t have a digital SLR. Then we upgraded to the […]

Happy 80th Appa

Dear Appa, Happy birthday ! If you had been around we would have made a big deal of this birthday as you turn 80 … we could have done your “Sathabhishekam”. Well, some other lifetime maybe. For today, we celebrated with your favourite food – the “poli”. I […]

The “Naga” shawl

The first time we learnt about the “Naga” shawl was when dad went to Zakhama on temporary duty and bought a woven multicoloured shawl for mom. This was in 1982. Then I visited Zakhama when Geetu and Harish were posted there in 2004 to surprise Geetu on her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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