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

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

A string of “Deepavali” memories

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