Category Archives: Family

Mentally Challenged.

Please click on the image to get a larger resolution. This very thing happened to me yesterday. The same friend who was bored, and I were chatting on WhatsApp about earth shaking matters like The New Gilded Age when suddenly … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 20. Oil Bath.

In my community of Tamil Brahmins, the deepavali day starts with the lady of the house applying oil on the head of all members of the family. Everyone then goes to take a bath and comes out to partake in … Continue reading

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The Name Saga Continues.

Another peculiar story concerning names. Perhaps the Universe is not satisfied with just the two stories that I wrote about earlier. I received a phone call from a friend of over thirty years to inform me of his first ever … Continue reading

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Where Time Stands Still.

This morning’s The Hindu had this very interesting article about the clock towers in many places in Hyderabad. Hyderabad for those who do not know, is the home town of my late wife where our son was born. I have … Continue reading

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Nuts!

One goes through a life time without realising what people think of you, particularly siblings, because one takes relationships for granted.  I was highly amused as well as surprised that my sister particularly thought that an image with a message … Continue reading

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Personality Test.

As suggested by my brother Barath, I took this test and the results are given below!  Please click on the images for a larger resolution. A Brazen Fox!

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Telephone.

My son Ranjan posted this on his facebook page. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. There are some subtle details that need to be noted. One, the old fashioned telephone, my first choice in holding a conversation … Continue reading

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Grandfather.

I had reconciled myself long ago to being recognised as Manjiree’s father in law and Ranjan’s father. On Thursday I had to reconcile myself to being recognised as the grandfather of Chutki. A young couple who live in the same … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 18. Lullabies.

Cheerful Monk has this funny cartoon up in her post. Please click on the image for a larger resolution. This cartoon reminded me of two ancient stories which are family lore. When our son Ranjan was an infant we would … Continue reading

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Remembering Vs Doing.

My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie. You can read the lyrics and the translation … Continue reading

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