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My Mother…

Mother and I

Dearest Amma, Today is your death anniversary. It’s now three years since you left this world on the day chosen by you. Though you have left, we are full of memories…of the extraordinary life and times that we were together. Amma, if we have to describe you in words, they would be…selfless, giving, disciplined, full … Read more My Mother…

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Water Bottles from Muktinath

Today while cleaning the fridge, I took out these two 2-litre water bottles to clean and refill with water. These bottles are the only plastic bottles left with me as we have completely shifted to steel or copper bottles for storing water. These bottles are very special because we got them in Nepal in 2006, … Read more Water Bottles from Muktinath

Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

While rummaging through the grocery drawer, I found a few packets of this Arabica coffee powder that the hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos had gifted us. For some reason, I had not opened them at all. Just seeing them brought back all the memories of the nice vacation in Laos in 2016. Do read about … Read more Coffee from Bolaven Plateau – Laos

Usman Road and my Mother-in-Law

When we were in Chennai a couple of weeks back, we happened to go to Usman Road, T.Nagar and Krishnan and I both remembered my mother-in-law’s liking for “Thirattu Paal”  from the Gomathi Shankar sweet shop. Amma would eat very little of it but Krishnan would polish it off :). My introduction to Usman Road … Read more Usman Road and my Mother-in-Law

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 ..