Remembering Dec 2nd 2015 #TheChennaiRains

6.21 am Dec 2, 2015 – Last year around this time we were in Chennai and had our first experience of floods. It was just 3 hours back that we had rushed upstairs in pitch darkness and water had started to seep into our bathrooms in the ground floor. At 6, the water was up … Read more Remembering Dec 2nd 2015 #TheChennaiRains

#ChennaiFloods – The “credit” game

Yesterday I was angry and I didn’t want to write this at that time because I would only get emotional. So Rajesh bore the brunt of my anger 🙂 because I called him, but he knows me well enough, so no damage done.  Harry S. Truman said it best –     Everyone who has read … Read more #ChennaiFloods – The “credit” game

#ChennaiFloods – Coordination is the need of the hour

2.10 pm At Jamin Pallavaram.  Krishnan, my uncle and I went out at about 8 am to help with the local relief efforts. The apartment complex where my aunt stays have organised cooked meals and have been reaching it to families stranded in the Anakaputhur area for the past four days. I helped with cutting … Read more #ChennaiFloods – Coordination is the need of the hour

Dec 3 and 4 – Days 3&4 of #TheChennaiRains

11.50 pm from Jamin Pallavaram … The fan is whirring and the tube light is on at my aunt’s place… We have managed to get back in touch with our friends and family that were worried sick about us and we managed to charge all our devices. We are safe with some damage to our … Read more Dec 3 and 4 – Days 3&4 of #TheChennaiRains

Dec 1 and 2 – days 1&2 #TheChennaiRains

9.40 pm – from Jamin Pallavaram …  Disaster struck at 2.30 am on Dec 2nd… The night of Dec 1st. It was raining right through the day in Dec 1. We had been to West Mambalam to do my father-in-law’s “devasam” – it was his death anniversary. As we parked the car, we stepped out … Read more Dec 1 and 2 – days 1&2 #TheChennaiRains

Incredulous India – disasters aren’t jokes !

As I write this blog nearly 900 people are feared killed in the earthquake that hit Nepal earlier in the day. All prayers out to every person affected by this disaster and may God be merciful and spare many. Its a massive earthquake and the death toll shot up almost by the minute and I … Read more Incredulous India – disasters aren’t jokes !