Turn Back Time

Today was a special day I didn’t really keep a tab on. My blog account turned 11 today! This account has been around only since 2011. You can find my poor, oft neglected first blog here. I love my virtual space: it shows me how much I have grown in thought and words. If I…

Minon Moments of Life!

Life happens to us at a blistering pace! My brother once explained this theory to me (I don’t know if he remembers this though) that made most sense to me than most things I’ve ever heard. He said, time flows at a standard pace: the bad times seems longer because we wait for it to…

Sita Kalyanam

Sita Kalyana VaibhogameRama Kalyana Vaibhogame The great celebration of the marriage of Sita, The great celebration of the marriage of Rama, Pavanaja Stuti Patra Pavana Charitra Ravi Soma Vara Netra Ramaniya Gatra (Sita) He who is praised by Hanuman, the son of wind, He who has a very holy story, He whose eyes are the…

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…