We were completing our meeting with Shashaank yesterday, when I heard the news. We quickly wrapped up our meeting and I called Shantha over WhatsApp. Its never easy losing one’s mother … and particularly for Shantha because her father passed away when she and Padma were quite young and Periyamma raised them almost single-handedly ! … Read more Bye for now, Periyamma ….
On the 20th of this month, it was twenty years since my Periyamma passed away. When Kokka posted that on the family group chat, it brought back several memories of her…. Infact my very first blog ever was a dedication to her – The First day – Meeting inspiration. Padmasini Periyamma was named after her grandmother (my … Read more Padmasini… like Grandmother, like Granddaughter
Dear Appa, Happy birthday !! We celebrated your birthday today by going to my favorite Haldirams and eating my favorite Raj Kachori, Krishnan ate his favorite Chole Bhature and Amma ate her favorite poori :):) We also got enough back for the next meal and infact for tomorrow as well. Then in the evening I … Read more Celebration and an earring lost !
She is probably the human reason for my birth …. Because she got my mom and dad married. I have met her just four times. Once at thatha-paati’s home in Tirunelveli, then at the hospital when Periyappa was recovering, then in Madurai… Finally in Mumbai in 1996. Each time I met her it has been … Read more Thiruperai Periyamma
I agreed on the drama, but not death when I was born !! There was thunder, lightning, and rains the day I was born in Tirunelveli. There were eight children born in that nursing home that day and I was the only girl and my mother wanted a son so badly. Since I had agreed with God … Read more The First day – Meeting inspiration