Let’s call her Sita and move on?

Here is a beautiful Hindu textual/legendary reference to the baby named-Sita👇 Valmiki’s Ramayana: In Valmiki’s Ramayana and Kamban’s Tamil epic Ramavataram, Sita is said to have been discovered in a furrow in a ploughed field, believed to be Sitamarhi in Mithila region of present-day Bihar, and for that reason is regarded as a daughter of […]

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Missing Vernacular

Karma sure is a chamelion. Marrying into God’s own country would “give me lemons” now… (never thought so… then🤔). Just me in Kerala wasn’t enough, it’s now an unwell me in Trivandrum. I am a commonly sighted person at the popular hospitals of Trivandrum, by-standing or patienting! Ailments come and go, but the pathos lasts […]

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I love her

I look at her and there is an instant connection. She understands my pain, my worries and my misgivings in this life. I can smell her arrival in the morning breeze way down into the labyrinthine coconut groves of Kerala. As I sat in my balcony today in the morning , I could hear the […]

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Ping a like, will u?

What is your ‘go to’ gesture online? Mine is 👍. It’s just a ping away and I do my bit of positive social networking. Come to think of it- in Hindi, it goes by quite a contrary meaning!! ( Tthenga dikhana) 😁but English it is for the time being! In these text happy times, in […]

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Ode to the Moon

We tried touching the moon! It is this ethereal feeling that makes India’s giant leap even more wonderous! We as a nation have the most number of couplets(sher), poems, songs, stories and dreams involving this celestial body, and our attempt at kissing its surface and levelling all our romantic and fantastic visions and notions, has […]

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Meaning of your name

Just the day before, Amitabh Bachchan foxed and fixed a couple of guys on his “Kaun Banega Crorepati”(Who wants to be a Millionare”) by asking them the meaning of the name ‘Rohit’. The friend of the contestant was a Rohit. Rohit went “red” ( 👈meaning) with mortification as he didn’t know the literal meaning. Do […]

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An afterword…

Going crazy got me some new friends and followers I have invites to join groups that deal with human psychology, human pain and misery, a psychiatrist’s study group and to top it all; cousins who have questions ranging from “all ok”? to “what is wrong?” 😁 Life is like that!

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