Bring on the Cheer

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. ~ E. M. Forster

Ring Out The Old

For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Vishu Kanni

Vishu Kanni is an important part of Vishu celebrations in all Mallu households. Being part Mallu (the one that comes from my father), Kanni is a part of the lunisolar new year celebration in my house too. Kanni literally means first view and is the first thing you open your eyes to on the auspicious…

Celebrating Life

Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. ~ C. S. Lewis Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back,…

And The Wedding Bells Ring…

Happily-forever-afters are what everyone yearns for. While there are no guarantees in life, there is nothing more moving than seeing two people in love, making promises for each others happiness. Although we cannot expect happiness from another unless we choose it for ourselves, to promise another that one wouldn’t cause his partner despair either is…

My Hero…

We’re too intelligent, at times a little too much for our own good. No wonder we live with our heads in the cloud. But god knows how to make sure your head is firmly on your shoulders… with a conscience that speaks to you at the right time. Despite that, if you fall hard on…

400 Posts: We’ve Come A Long Way!

Wow, its been just over a year for this baby of mine, and I surely have managed to come a long way. Never once did I believe that I would last this long, although I do cheat my way by back posting quite a bit. With 2012 came a new job, and hopes for a…

Honest Gratitude

These is something about roses that warms up the heart. I do think that the concept of red roses is overrated, but when you get the right hues on the flowers on a gracious occassion makes it worthwhile. These were gifted to my mother by an admirer of hers, and it felt nice that she…

350 Posts: And We’re Done For 2011!

The year ends and this is the perfect time of the year to reminisce and thank each and every one of you, who made the year-long journey worthwhile. While I achieved a lot this year, everything seems to get summed up this collage of pictures, and this one beautiful song, dated to 1995. Here is hoping…

Wish You a Very Merry Christmas!

The last holiday of the year has finally arrived!I can’t believe (how relieved I am) that the year is over. As we count the year down, and celebrate to our heart’s content, let me take the opportunity to wish you, your family and all your loved ones a very colorful festive season!