Festivals, Kovai, Madras, reflections

It’s Holi!

Rads’s post on Holi sent me back on a trip down memory lane. I have only ever celebrated Holi once. I hate being ‘dirtied’ in color and dreaded stepping out on ‘Holi’ should some enthusiastic stranger decide to anoint me with gulal. I escaped all my school years simply because Madras and specially the suburb […]

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Death, Feelings, Kovai, Memories, Sadness

Rest in Peace Uncle

As is my customary ritual I emailed my cousin V detailing my weekend jaunts. She replied back in an hour talking about her weekend and finished of her email with news of a family friend’s death. Somehow, reading her email made me feel sad. Real sad. For the longest time when I lived in CBE, […]

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Family, Kovai, Life, Memories, nostalgia

Long long ago…

Sachita of My Catharsis has asked me to recount my earliest memory. I thought long and hard. I am not sure which of these actually happened and which are just figments of imagination based on hearsay from my mom and dad. Anyways what I mention below actually happened and might as well pass for my […]

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Desi, Diet, Family, Feelings, Food, Home, India, Kovai, Life, Madras, Memories, Musings, nostalgia, People, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Relationships, Routine, Social, Thank You, US

Where have you been? Rice is 22$ a bag now!!

Helloji!! smiled the man at the counter of our local Indian grocers. “Been a while since I saw you here” he said in Gujarati accented Hindi. Saathi and I smiled, paused at bit by the counter and inquired after him and his family. “I have been wanting to reach you the past week” he emphatically […]

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