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 […]

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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Maratha Mandir

      Unwinding on the Jayanti Janata Express, all the three of us obviously for three different reasons; Amma overjoyed at the thought of meeting her kith and kin at the affectionate Maratha Mandir(my beloved maternal uncle’s domain at amchi Mumbai), my brother, God knows for what and I am still in the process […]

Brandishing the broom

 Glances at the clock furtive Waiting for the elusive The most relevant, conspicuous by absence Mountain of dishes jostling for space Mighty upper hand to do the chores Repeated calls and rush to the doors   And then she arrives in style on a dirty carpet Wielding a look of hurry and unkempt Reverberation of […]

The big heart

I was the privileged one among the cantankerous cousins making merry at my uncle’s house every summer, with the fortuity of being a young patient of my benevolent uncle. An annual rendezvous of the paternal family, gave us the unmatched happiness of the entire brood coming together and painting the small town of Madurai red […]