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Oh, those 80s hits!

If I ever had to rewind to a time in my life, it would have to be the 80’s, Mi. Significant for so many reasons. Our lives changed for ever when we moved from Hyderabad the first time. To me it seemed like the end of the world because we...

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I Knew It Was My Last Day There

Vidya Sury

I knew it was my last day there, Mi. I dressed formally even though I knew it would be a relaxed day at office. It would be a happy-sad day, reminiscing about good times. As I felt the love and heard the “I’ll miss you’s”, I thought, how lucky I...

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If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren’t More People Happy

Remember how Grandma used to keep quoting that, Mi? “Kanna moodina ulagam maranjuduma di?” (Loosely translated – If you close your eyes will the universe cease to exist?) For some, it is easier to stick that head in the sand because ignorance is bliss. And that sand can seem pretty...

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If only you were here

We were getting ready to attend Smriti Diwas, the annual event at Vidur’s Music School. I couldn’t help thinking of 2008, when he performed solo the very first time. Sury and he went early while you and I were to follow. The autorickshaw arrived, but try as you might, you...

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Guru Devo Bhava

Happy Teacher’s Day, Mi! I have such happy memories of Teachers’ Day celebrations – both as a student and the short time I substituted as a teacher at your school for three months when Emy went on study leave. What brings a smile to my face is how you used...

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Fragrant Memories

Fragrant Memories Coffee With Mi

​Mi, the other day, I opened your cupboard (yes, it will always be your cupboard) to take something out and as usual, fondly stroked your soft leather handbag. As usual, I opened it and sniffed inside, to savor the mixed fragrance of the dried champa petals you always loved to...

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Food for the soul

Food for the soul Mi

Mi, I often wonder what is the one thing I can’t live without, when it comes to food. Predictably, the not so unusual answer that consistently comes to mind is curd. Truly, food for the soul. Besides the fact that I grew up with the dear old “thairinjaam” or curd...

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