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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 !

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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

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 A string of “Deepavali” memories

Celebrating Life !

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 !

I won’t eat this curd … 

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 … 

Teachers Day at Siem Reap

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