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16 years of Collecting Smiles

Celebrating 16 years of Vidya Sury Collecting Smiles

When I wrote my first post on 8 July 2003, little did I realize that blogging would become one of my most enjoyable activities and help me grow as a writer, connect me with amazing people, take me virtually across the world into the hearts of so many people. It’s been a joy collecting smiles. July is an auspicious month for me, in terms of new beginnings—all my job changes during my corporate career have happened in July. Incidentally, my…

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My Mother My Self. A letter to my mom
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My Mother, My Self

Dear Mi, And another year has whizzed by. I find it hard to believe that it is now nine years, Mi. Of course, you are in our hearts, encouraging us with your wisdom and humor, but it does not…

Memory Lane Villa in Coimbatore
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Down Memory Lane to A 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…

My Umbrella and I
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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 huge black umbrella with a wooden handle; at…