All about reading and books..

The other day this person I met asked me if I remembered the 1st ever book I read.. I racked my brain for a few minutes and gave up! Came home and asked mom, she said it was a set of books gifted by my athai [ aunt] – Jack & the beanstalk, Sleeping...

When Swami became my friend… Malgudi days…

I remember getting back home from school, washing up, changing out of the school uniform, gulping down the glass of milk before heading out the door to my great aunt’s house down the road. I wouldn’t even ring the bell, just take off my chappals, and enter...

Living next to schools

[Image courtesy: Google] For as long as I can remember, we have always lived closed to a school, either across the road from one or right next door to one. In Madurai, we lived across the road from the school, the one I went to. And then came Tirunelveli, where we two...

Food Tales.. Food memories

There are these flavours that we grow up eating, which stick with us for life… Some of which remind us of the times we lived through and others of people who were a part of our lives.  I woke up today morning and remembered the Sago Porridge I used to have...

Food tales.. Jevvarisi kanji [Sago porridge]

We were living in Tirunelveli then and my gramma & great gramma [dad’s mom and gramma] were also with us.. It was Dec 1989 when Mom came to Chennai for her last trimester and I was in Tirunvelveli with Dad and grammas.. It was probably the 2nd time I was away from...