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…
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
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
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
We all woke up late today so I didn’t have enough time to make the coffee decoction in the percolator, so I used the French Press. Then I started thinking about my coffee drinking habit over the years. I grew up drinking tea and even now, tea is what I love more than coffee…. all … Read more Coffee Tales
I don’t know if Kendriya Vidyalayas still use the English Grammar and Composition text book by Wren & Martin. For my generation, this was THE text book for English Grammar and Composition. In the last week of December, we started our de-cluttering phase 2 and started with the books. I found my old Wren & … Read more Wren & Martin
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 ..
For a self-confessed Saree-addict any celebration obviously includes sarees .. and this year is no different. This year as I turn 50, I have made a list of 50 different things that I want to do to celebrate and one of them is to wear different weaves during the year. I wear a saree almost … Read more The First Saree