This Day Last Week

One week has gone by – (ok..I know am getting repetitive). We are still getting condolence messages from people – some nice, some not so nice. Then there are the funny ones – “hearty condolences”. I was imagining you guffawing at that. When I made lunch today, capsicum curry and...

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Believe it or not!

As usual, I started the online day with a look at a lovely quote. And thought it was so appropriate for the wonderful relationships in our life. I can’t believe that a week has gone by since you left us. This time last Monday, I dropped Vidur at school as...

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Wanted Alive AND Dead!

I am going nuts with the pressure to do ‘last rites’ because the ‘saastram’ says so. Every day mama calls – he says: you carried out your mother’s last wish. Now you have to succumb to the family’s wishes. Why? because ‘everyone’ is asking. Ah, so the pressure is not...

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Hard Habit To Break

I woke up early, got the coffee going, brushed my teeth, lit the lamp, offered milk as ‘neivedyam’, grinned at your picture, washed the vessels, got the washing machine going – and then heard your voice whisper in my ear ‘kaapi kudi di kannu’. And as usual, I just stood...

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Mother of Mine

My mother, Devi,  was something else. Nice to a fault. I’d always get a bit mad at her for insisting on looking at only the good aspect of everything. Me – I tend to be boringly practical – but hey, it turned out to be a nice balance. You see...

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Everyone who came to know about my mother’s death (now there’s a word that is so – final) kept praising me – about how well I looked after her. My mother was easy to be with, easy to look after, and fun. In spite of all the hardships she faced...

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DOD

Its crazy. We keep seeing DOB (date of birth).  When I saw DOD on the hospital document – it just broke my heart afresh. Date of Death – February 8, 2010. Who would ever want their mother to die? Stop Living? Vidya Sury

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