A letter from Dad ..

Dear Appa, Yesterday while cleaning one of the drawers at home, I found a postcard from you … This was a letter you wrote me in 1989. You were posted in Vizag and I was in Hyderabad completing my degree from Wesley college. Amma was planning to come to Hyderabad on the 14th of Aug … Read more A letter from Dad ..

Butter – not the melting kind, a Pune special

Dearest Appa, This post has to be addressed to you because every time I eat a butter, I remember you and can almost hear you say “they use their feet to mix the dough, and maybe their sweat mixes with it or even worse, their snot”. It still didn’t stop me from loving this crisp … Read more Butter – not the melting kind, a Pune special

Assam Silk and Memories

Dearest Appa, You would remember that I wore my first ever saree in Shillong when I was in my 8th standard. We had the “Vishnu Sahasranamam” chanting happening at our house that day and Kalyan, Ramesh and several others who were part of the chanting group had come over and Amma had helped me wear … Read more Assam Silk and Memories

Cast Iron cookware, Coffee filter and an Anniversary

Dearest Appa, Today is Thiru Karthigai and its the 10th anniversary of your departure. We remembered you with some things that were very dear to you. Believe it or not, Amma made dosas on a cast iron tawa ! She has been making dosas on a cast iron tawa for the past week, ever since I … Read more Cast Iron cookware, Coffee filter and an Anniversary

Happy 80th Appa

Dear Appa, Happy birthday ! If you had been around we would have made a big deal of this birthday as you turn 80 … we could have done your “Sathabhishekam”. Well, some other lifetime maybe. For today, we celebrated with your favourite food – the “poli”. I was trying to find some of the … Read more Happy 80th Appa

Binaca Geetmala …

Dear Appa, Two days back it was the 9th year of your passing on …. and as it happens everyday, we were remembering many special moments with you. I was remembering your fascination for radios, tape recorders and VCRs. I still remember going one evening to the Secunderabad railway station and collecting that huge VCR … Read more Binaca Geetmala …