*for R, who asked me how Madras is treating me*
a tree was felled opposite my house.
i felt very sad to watch her go.
roads are smoother.
one road was finally tarred after 23 years.
art is on the Elliot’s Beach. all this week. http://artchennai.com/
kalaripayattu has a home right out of Madras
firstborn is reading the Chamber of Secrets and asking me meanings — poltergeist, petrified, amulet, heir,…aargh!
i have a favourite pazhamudhir nilayam – at RA Puram- it’s a chain.
i have a favourite nilgiris, (Besant Nagar) it’s a chain too.
i buy kaapi Decoction liquid out of a sachet . easy, brownie points, for making davara tumbler kaapi.
which brings me to the fact that the local paper has more news i can use than the national paper that sells XXXXXX copies.
my biggest find that makes me:-) is http://astradairy.in/
i don’t have a favourite salon. no comfort level at all, in any of them.
all the salon girls are in gossipland, and i am the poor customer holding a towel and shivering in the AC. I postpone these visits until…
i know where i can get sumeet spares, and pressure cookers repaired for so so so less.
i know two trees that bear shiny red gundumani seeds that my sons and i collect like crazy — one on abiramapuram third street, and the other at new woodlands hotel.
i wish i could plant trees; have a flower garden in my terrace.
but i make compost.
and i cook breakfast and lunch for my domestic help. they think i chartbust at rasam, pongal and basundhi.
it’s impossible to read the musicpages without reading about tm Krishna. and i am a sanjay fan.
i watched a discourse of http://madhuramurali.org/index.php
and i am never too far away from calling in to order my next consignment of vethal, vadaam and applam.