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Sunday In My City – Memory Lane

by Vidya Sury November 13, 2011 14 comments

This Sunday, I did go out a bit, but like an idiot forgot to charge my mobile phone – and had to hang on to the wee bit so I could make a phone call, if necessary.

Anyway – I was going through a lot of old stuff, and came across some sketches by my son. Incidentally, even as I slog along with my NaNoWriMo writing, he has taken up his own personal project of illustrating a few Indian mythology stories, beginning with the Ramayana and following it up with Dashavatar. Very interesting, both – and well – looks like I must write soon about “What I learned from my son about sticking to purpose” or some such. Because, you see, he finished the first part of his plan well ahead of time. Happily, he motivates me in turn. So – while I cannot show you what he is working on right now, at his request, I CAN show you stuff he sketched years ago. Here we go:

This Sunday, we’re looking at some “cast-offs” from his portfolio!

The following three pictures are from Sri Krishna’s stories.

The beginning, where Vasudev and Devaki get married; and so on. Here is the story, if you are interested.




Watch a video of the birth of Lord Krishna, if you like.

And then, Vidur was in the third Grade with the project he’s holding below: Supposed to be a Zoo with pictures collaged together. This would be year 2005


From around the third grade, this is a sketch depicting Lord Krishna conquering the demoness Putana. Long story!


Here is a picture of Recycled water bottles at our local mall.

VidyaSury Recycled

VidyaSury Recycled2

And here’s a picture of said Mall from outside.



Outside the Mall, there are lots of hawkers selling all sorts of things. This particular toy boy keeps cycling round and round and is quite mesmerizing to watch. The photo is not clear because it moved a tad too fast for me to capture it on my fast-dying phone camera. I’ll get another pic of this the next time I go there.

And now, off to bigger destinations!

Thank you, Unknown Mami – for the free travel via the keyboard!

Vidya Sury
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sheila November 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Wow, your son is so incredibly gifted !!!!!! And his handwriting is beautiful! I love this post, thank you.

Vidya Sury November 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Hi Sheila! Thanks for the lovely comment. The weird thing is, he writes beautifully when he describes his drawings. You should see his school notebooks. 🙂 His teachers complain about his handwriting all the time. hehehe.

My Inner Chick November 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Vidur is AMAaaaaZING & beautifully gifted.

He must be like his sweet Mama. :))

Loved the photos & stories & history.

XX Kiss for you, Vidya.

Someone is Special November 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

vidur is rocking.. and I hope you are right on the track (NaNoWriMo).. I am lagging a lot, let’s see..

Someone is Special

tsonodablog November 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

Your son’s drawings are beautiful. He has talents. You are a family of expressionism, yes? I think so! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures and stories. It is such a treat to visit your blog!
Hugsss to my faraway friend.

qandlequeen November 14, 2011 at 2:04 am

You son is fabulously talented!

Vidya Sury November 14, 2011 at 3:35 am

Hi Saravana! Yeah, I am chugging along NaNoWriMo – so far so good 🙂

Vidya Sury November 14, 2011 at 3:44 am

Hey Kim – 🙂 I am still laughing over your random thoughts. Kiss back at you!!

Vidya Sury November 14, 2011 at 3:49 am

Hi qandlequeen! Thank you. I just took a walk through your little world and loved it.

Vidya Sury November 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

🙂 You know what, Terri? I think he’ll publish before I do 🙂 Hugs back to you!

Unknown Mami November 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Your son is beyond inspiring! He is a fabulous artist.

Farila November 16, 2011 at 7:24 am

Vidur is a gifted kid and I could sense it when I met him. I love when you blog about him. I had been to Mantri Mall when I was in Bangalore…

Vidya Sury November 16, 2011 at 4:13 am

Unknown Mami – I am grateful to you. Had it not been for this lovely “Sundays In My City” series, I doubt if I would ever think of sharing these. 🙂 Did I say Muchas gracias?

Vidya Sury November 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

🙂 Glad you enjoyed this, Farida


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