Family or friend ? A rare family friend, Rajesh !

We were told by Anand, long before we met you on the Mangar ride, that we need to be careful about not littering non-biodegradable stuff during our ride or we will be asked to leave the group by you….. And I thought, “Mera bhai lagta hai”. :):) Well, as things turned out, I had guessed … Read more Family or friend ? A rare family friend, Rajesh !

To the centre of my universe … Happy birthday

25 Years back on May 13th you told me that you can’t make it to Vizag for your birthday because the cyclone had ensured that no trains were going and no flights even. The Vizag airport was under several feet of water. I started to cry on the phone and the front office Counselor at … Read more To the centre of my universe … Happy birthday

Sari Story 5 – my first 50-50 sari

For the 2011 New Year – we went to Varanasi to celebrate. Besides doing an early morning boat ride on the Ganga and gorging on local food/chat we did some Saree shopping at India’s (must read world’s) largest wholesaler of sarees – Valkalam sarees. I was in saree heaven and bought many sarees there. Each … Read more Sari Story 5 – my first 50-50 sari

Friendship on the banks of Ganga – 2

There is another blog that I wrote for Deepa’s birthday with the same title, so this becomes the second one in the series :). Friendship on the banks of Ganga Today is Kapil’s 50th birthday and we were at their place early in the morning and here are some special moments captured forever. Kapil is … Read more Friendship on the banks of Ganga – 2

Special birthday

Krishnan’s birthday today will remain a special one for a long long time .. First, because we woke up to see the beautiful Himalayas, pristine and glorious. Second, because the country got its second Independence with the dramatic victory of the Modi led BJP. We drove down to Gagar, a small village about 25 kms … Read more Special birthday

Appa, you are always in our hearts…

Today is your birthday. Had you been alive you would be 88 years today. Appa, even if you are not there with us, we do remember and recall you, and the contributions you have made to scores of people in general and to us in particular, frequently. When I say ‘we’, I mean our family … Read more Appa, you are always in our hearts…