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 !
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
Dear Appa, Yesterday, we made the Deepavali “marundu”…. with the mix that you had made in 2008. Yes, its still safe and not spoilt at all. We have kept it in an airtight bottle and anyway Hyderabad and Delhi have dry weather so things don’t spoil as easily. Appa, Amma and I were remembering how … Read more A string of “Deepavali” memories
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 fear were to be rooted out, what … Read more Celebrating Life !
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 telling him about you. The plumbers had … Read more Seven years ago
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 the car, but it’s very cute and … Read more A Nano and a rig
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 away. Amma told me she was going … Read more I won’t eat this curd …
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 some that didn’t work out, but overall … Read more A life well lived
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 it but it’s ok, she has adjusted … Read more Random memories
Dear Appa, Happy Teachers Day !! And thank you for being my first teacher. You gave me the values, the work ethic, the spine to face the world and the wings to fly. Thank you. Infact I was remembering you a lot more yesterday… It was a day of pride and frustration mixed in equal … Read more Teachers Day at Siem Reap