Taj Gateway – Janardhanapuram,mystical and mesmerizing.

“I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip“ The sublime and serene Janardhana Swamy temple at Varkala near Thiruvanathapuram in Kerala known as Daksin Kashi, is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and believed to date to 12th century AD. A temple that is permeated with […]


Accords of understanding

“I’m blogging about my #MagicOfWarmth moment at BlogAdda in association with Parachute Advansed Hot Oil”     The warmth of any relationship has powerful manifestations in joy and good health and this relationship could be with anyone – spouse, sibling, pet, family, friends…During life’s troughs, these relationships blossom bringing that zest back into our lives. […]


Hexa and the joy of adoption!

  http://hexa.tatamotors.com/ Our Hexa moments captured on the off road track …       I was feeling rather down in the dumps after I did not make it to the final sixty sponsored by IB for the grand Hexa Hyderabad affair and did express my discontentment on IB’s forum, little realizing that the Bengaluru […]


Blast from the past – reunion part 3

  Short clip done by Jeri I am still raving and ranting, as my son put it, even after two days, resurrected and feeling forever young after our TSM reunion. For those who missed out on the run ups, you can still get the background here and of course part 2 is posted here . The reconnect […]


What’s in a name? -Plenty!

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Drama and skits are out of bounds for me and definitely not the romantic Romeo and Juliet but I invite William Shakespeare to resurrect in India and apply for the myriad applications for various identities, right from […]


Money, money, money…legal tender

By the time, my readers read this post, the brouhaha on the withdrawal of our Indian currency in the denomination of 500 and 1000 would have tapered off, but for the political class who do a double take with their dropped jaws will remain locked with the bombshell. Not to be left behind in this […]


Multitasking…who me?

‘You are behaving like Swamy’s grandmother’, said my son irritatingly, for the umpteenth time.   For the uninitiated, Swaminathan aka Swami is the adorable character in the first of the trilogy written by R K Narayan called as “Swamy and friends”….you can read the excerpts of the glorious conversation between the two at the end of […]


Dear Zindagi

  “I am writing a letter to life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda”.   https://youtu.be/5DkO7ksXY8E  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkO7ksXY8E&authuser=0 Dear Zindagi, Zindagi na milegi dobara, (will not get chance to live life again) for there is no reset button but only rewind and fast forward to past and present, and so I feel it is appropriate that I express […]


The Chennai Local

  It took me 47 years to ride the pale green monster of the Chennai suburban transport, one of the excesses of the Colonial Raj, launched in the 1930s, that has stood the test of time  and ravages of people and retained its old world charm amidst the swanky metro rapid rail that dot most […]


The 2016 Blogger Award

Glad to be nominated by a versatile blogger Radhika and delighted to be part of the elite gathering of stars..please read more here..


I am truly honoured to be nominated by Meenakshi of wingsofpoetry for this award.

Thank you so much for your beautiful words Meenakshi.  🙂 ❤

Blogger of the year-


She has as beautiful blog as she herself is as a person! One can enjoy and feel lost while reading her posts! She truly deserves this award! 

Check the rules of the award hosted by Elm here.

My nominations are:

Blogger of the year

My digital diary

It’s always a pleasure to read her posts. Her choice of topics and the write up complement each other so perfectly. A perfect choice for the award!

Blog of the year

Scattered thoughts

She has a way with words. Her articles, poems and write ups are well thought out and presented. Consistently coming up with such original ones is an achievement in itself!

Best new blogger

Idle muser

A new entrant to the…

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Run up to the reunion – the spin off

    A consultation with the Doctor never stops with a solitary visit, we are subjected to a series of follow ups and similar is my post on reunions! For those who missed out on the first part you can read it  here . A chance mail from one of the old batch mates ensured that the […]