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    Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

    Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore

    I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers—all the usual things. We lived in Mumbai. My Grandmother’s brothers lived in the family estate very close to our place with their rather large family, and of course, the houses were like extensions of each other with Mom’s cousins constantly visiting or staying over. Around this time, five of her cousins got married in one huge rather grand ceremony.…

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  • My Umbrella and I

    My Umbrella and I

    I bet each one of you has an umbrella story (or several) to tell. My first memory of an umbrella is probably from the time I was five–or younger–huddling under a…

  • Unexpected Upgrades #reflections

    Unexpected Upgrades

    I love the words update and upgrade. Probably because they usher in a freshness, something better than before. Like most people, I like to ensure that it is planned. Why? Mostly…