Dear All, I just now received the Deepavali Malar of Ananda Vikatan. It has now become customary for me, to look out for V R’s story in all tamil magazines as soon as I get them. I just looked at the names of those who have written stories in the Malar – what do I see? My dear friend Varalott Rengasamy”s name is there ! He has written “oru pakka sirukathai” called “ Kalyana kolam !”. I read in the magazine that they posted (beautiful) photographs by the famous artist Madhavan which came on the covers of “Uma” , a magazine of yester years, to many famous writers & asked them to send stories to suit the picture sent to them. So, I think, it was not at all an easy challenge in any way ! Sridhar, now I know that you love to embrace the complexity of a challenge and how very successfully you have emerged a winner ! The twist you have given is beyond anybody’s comprehension, undoubtedly ! The story is so nice, so nice, so nice. I do not want to write my review, thus giving a clue to your fans here. My deepavali mood has fully set in now ! Sridhar, as a gift, I plan to “punish” you & yours with some more of my sweets – please don’t say “no”. You deserve much more, but nothing less than my home made sweets! Unlike you, a multifaceted personality , Sir, I am just a "glorified cook". “ I am so delighted” is underestimating how I feel now, my dear friend ! Love & regards, Chithra.