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My son’s summer hols start this Friday. Madhya venal avadiyaayi…now that is a famous ‘70s song. Come end-March, all kids of my generation would be humming that tune, but never me…

One summer, many many years ago, while running around in our backyard, I tripped on something, fell face first on a concrete slab, lost four of my front teeth and conked. After the mad rush to the hospital, extraction, stitches, etc., while I was lay groggy, my mouth full of sugar, the radio blithely started up… Madhya venal avadiyaayi. From that day on whenever I hear the song, I taste blood and sugar in my mouth.

OK, now about the pics. My mom’s brother, Koshy John, a national award-winning photographer (more about him later), used to live with us and we kids were his fav subjects. (The pics appeared in Kudumba Deepam, May 1974)

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After two years in exile we are back in Ammankovil Road. Do drop in…


Yohan, Annie’s brother’s kid, born on 25 June 2008.


Here’s wishing us a very happy 10th anniversary…

My son Rohan turns nine today.
Take a look at the birthday snaps below to see how BAR has changed over nine years…

First Birthday. Besant Nagar. Ro had just started walking.


2. Thiruvanmiyur


3. Mylapore


4. Nellickal. We celebrated Alichitta’s and Ro’s birthday together.


5. The year Santhachitta passed away. No bash.


6. I had to rush to Coimbatore on Ro’s birthday in 2004


7. Mylapore. Spongebob theme!


8. Pizza Hut

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News item about my sis’s kid, from Malayala Manorama, 9 July 2007

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My wife wasn’t very happy that her in-laws were on the blog and she wasn’t, so here goes…

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The first photo, from the Ammankovil Archives, is almost 50 years old. The second one was snapped in Chennai a few months ago.

Here’s wishing Pappa & Mummy many more years of good health and happiness.

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