1. Have an Interesting Snippet to Share : Click Here
    Dismiss Notice

Bye Bye To Chennai

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by PushpavalliSrinivasan, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. PushpavalliSrinivasan

    PushpavalliSrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    3,742
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Gender:
    Female
    We left Singara Chennai on 11th of this month and slowly settling down in the city of gardens. The incline weather condition keeps us struggling and I feel that it will be difficult until the weather condition improves.
    What to say? I feel like a babe in the woods. Even the IL formate has also somewhat changed and I have to pick up the loop.
    I have one solace that Swathi Iyer contacted me and she told that she is pretty close to our house and that she would come to see me. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Of course I am staying with my son and he will take care of us. My grandson had joined Bits Pilani Rajasthan and he is having online class and granddaughter is in ninth standard and she is also having online class. My son is working in IISC and goes to office three days in a week. He is also a consultant in IT. Work from home has become a part of life.My D-I-L is also doing the same. Hence all of them are busy.
    I was just hesitating to post this as I felt it might be boring to the readers.
     
    SCA, Srama, shyamala1234 and 2 others like this.
    Loading...

  2. iyerviji

    iyerviji IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    34,079
    Likes Received:
    27,635
    Trophy Points:
    640
    Gender:
    Female
    It's not at all boring mami. Due to the pandemic everyone works from.home
    In my sister's house the children have their own room and my sister her husband stay in one room and another room her son and dil.
    She is also staying in Bangalore in.White field. Swati is a good friend and I have gone two three times.

    I have also shifted to God's own country Kerala and trying to adjust. I came with my husband on 8th September and 16th September my husband expired.
     
  3. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    6,028
    Trophy Points:
    408
    Gender:
    Female
    Nice to know you are with your family, Mami. Bangalore is a lovely city even with all the changes. I worked briefly at IISC many years ago and have fond memories of my time there.
     
  4. shyamala1234

    shyamala1234 Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    2,996
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Female
    Good that you are with your family. Though it is sad to leave a city whare you spent so many years, Bangalore also is a great city and you would enjoy living there. Work from home....story of every family all over the world . May be it is new normal. Coronavirus taught us many things and it is one of them.
    Syamala
     
    PushpavalliSrinivasan likes this.
  5. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,137
    Likes Received:
    21,667
    Trophy Points:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Dear Smt. Srinivasan:

    My humble pranams to you. Wish you both a wonderful time in the city of Garden with your son, daugher-in-law and grandchildren. I have stayed only for a brief period of time in Bangalore in 1995 before I migrated to the US. With the back to back traffic and hot weather, you will feel at home. The weather used to be colder when it was truly a Garden city but not anymore. Swati is such a host and no wonder she gave a grand welcome to you.
     
  6. Srama

    Srama IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    9,828
    Likes Received:
    11,033
    Trophy Points:
    438
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear PS Ma'm,

    So glad to hear that you are in the garden city! You know the entrance to Lalbagh has this quote in Kannada " Kai mugidu olage baa, idu sasya kaashi" - It means Bow and enter, this is Mother nature's divine place. Dad would take us to the park and stop and read it every time. Perhaps that and my mother's love for plants is what has nourished me.

    Super happy and glad that you are with your son's family! IISc is the area I grew up around and even to this day, makes me happy to go arund that part of the town. I keep hearing about the weather but that is how it was growing up for us aunty. Rains, some flodding clothes not drying for days together! Once it gets sunnier, I assure, you will love it. Glad Swathi has contacted you! I look forward to visiting you on my next trip!

    Look forward to hear your take on my home town :)
     
  7. HariLakhera

    HariLakhera Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,889
    Likes Received:
    2,099
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Male
    I am reminded of this couplet by a Pakistani Poet:

    मुझको किस दस्त से लाईं थीं कहाँ छोड़ गईं,
    इन हवाओं से कोई पूछने वाला भी नहीं ।
    तहज़ीब हाफी

    (Rough translation- Has carried me from where to where, why someone can question these airwaves)

    Born in the city of UP, spent my childhood in my ancestral village in Uttarakhand, Educated at different places, traveled all over India and neighboring countries on work, stayed at many places, and now in the USA. Who knows the next...
     
    PushpavalliSrinivasan likes this.
  8. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,329
    Likes Received:
    16,010
    Trophy Points:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Dear PS
    I always envy those who live in Bangaluru. I have lived there for few years in late 60s and it was the best part of my life. But the city has undergone a sea change since then. Barring a couple of landmark parks, it's all concrete jungle now. The avarice of people has killed the city. Having said all this, I continue to love the city dearly. You are blessed to spend your retirement with your kith and kin. All the very best to you:blush:
     
  9. PushpavalliSrinivasan

    PushpavalliSrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    3,742
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Gender:
    Female
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences! May God give you the strength to bear this irreparable loss!
     
    iyerviji likes this.
  10. PushpavalliSrinivasan

    PushpavalliSrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    4,707
    Likes Received:
    3,742
    Trophy Points:
    340
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you!
     

Share This Page