Happy 31

I am a sucker of sentiment movies. When “Namma Veetu Pillai” album released in Saavn and I listened to the songs, I know for sure I am not going for the movie. Particularly “Un koodave porakkanum” song tugged my heart even though I had to resist Sid Sriram’s voice.

This is that time of the year, to put a post. Last three years, It has been an exercise of hope. But this year, this post gives me fulfillment and Joy. Any independent author would dream to have a podium. When I got the news that I am going to be in one of the panel in Hindu Lit Fest in January, I thought it was going to be the best day of 2019. It was the best day of 2019, but not because I was in the panel. It was because my sister, who turns 31 today, finally decided to see me after 7 long years.

Chris was there with me, as always. And he had to go early. But when my sister showed up he kept delaying, skipping phone calls coming from his wife just to spend five more minutes with my sister. It was like all my prayers got answered at once. I couldn’t have asked for a better day in my life. She came back and we had a lot of time and chit chat going on. I could finally hear the voice of my nephew. I could spend a day with him and more.. This year is certainly a blessing.

All I had in my mind was the image of my sister seven years ago. Strong and vulnerable at same time, jovial and thoughtful at the same time. Oh!! how I had missed her wisecracks. But to see her as a responsible wife and mother… I wasn’t ready for that. To think of it, it looks like I am stuck in a time warp when everybody is moving along with their life and taking new responsibilities. I should do something about it. But I don’t think that will be anytime soon.

Happy Birthday Sinduja. Thanks for coming back. I know you are busy these days with my nephew and co-sistership (if that is even a word). Thanks for the beautiful moments and I am looking forward for more of it this year.

Happy 31st 🙂 It only gets better from now on 🙂


  1. Birthday girl

    Imagine having the courage to forget ghosting you guys for years just to walk up to nothing but love and smiles.
    I was ready to answer the million angry questions. I was not ready for those happy eyes and teeth grins. #iwasnotreadydadei

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