Growing Up Mom #7 – Vegetables Vs Vedavalli

The picture below is of my beautiful mother eating a salad :):). The effort involved is clearly seen. She is totally pissed off with me because I forcibly feed her vegetables. To all my school friends and other friends out there, who are all ardent supporters of my mother see this for yourself. Left to … Read more Growing Up Mom #7 – Vegetables Vs Vedavalli

Copper kills Coronavirus ?? Really ?

Do read the article by Mark Wilson –Copper kills coronavirus, why aren’t our surfaces covered in it? Copper kills coronavirus In China, it was called “qi,” the symbol for health. In Egypt it was called “ankh,” the symbol for eternal life. For the Phoenicians, the reference was synonymous with Aphrodite—the goddess of love and beauty. … Read more Copper kills Coronavirus ?? Really ?

Nutty Ladoos and Spicy Halwa 

Every Diwali we make the  “Nuts” ladoos and the Deepavali “marundu”. Even though this year we are not celebrating Diwali, we continued the tradition and made both. While the “marundu” was made with the spice powder that dad had made in 2007… the ladoos were made by me using my current obsession OPOS (One Pot … Read more Nutty Ladoos and Spicy Halwa 

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 become quite militant and doesn’t listen to … Read more Happy birthday Appa !

Coincidence on the 8th anniversary

Dearest Appa, Yesterday was 8 years since you have been gone in this life … and yesterday was also the “Karthigai deepam” day. Thats the day you had chosen to leave and for the first time your death anniversary date and the “karthigai deepam” day came on the same day. I am starting this remembering … Read more Coincidence on the 8th anniversary

Missing those seedless grapes

Dad was posted in Dehu Road from 1968 to 1980 … So my first eleven years were spent there. I went back with Krishnan in 2007 to see my first school, Garrison Convent and then to the Kendriya Vidyalaya. What special days they were … Eating Nathu’s Bajri roti and bartering mom’s Idlis for that. … Read more Missing those seedless grapes

The 40th anniversary ..

Dear Appa, I was remembering Amma and your 40th anniversary today… Krishnan was in Bangalore then with CPG and I had come over for his birthday on May 16, a day before your anniversary. You had been here the month before for my birthday and then returned to Hyderabad .. The plan was to come … Read more The 40th anniversary ..

Modern mom

Dear Appa, Do you recognize this lady ? Yes it is Amma, who is reading “Shakti Vikatan” on Krishnan’s iPad. Not just this, Krishnan has taught her how to send SMSes and everyday now she sends me a couple of text messages. She has figured out her own improvisation for words that she doesn’t know … Read more Modern mom

Drive to Hyderabad and the start of the final term …

Dear Appa, We drove down to Hyderabad today for the final term at ISB. I was remembering your drive to Bangalore in the end of Aug 2008 …. You had your cerebral haemorrhage on 4th Aug at around 11.30 am and Amma managed to take you to Poulomi, and then to Yashoda and finally at … Read more Drive to Hyderabad and the start of the final term …