The 29 th of April is the 28<SUP>th</SUP> birthday of our one & only Induslad !( he has written in his photo thread that he is turning 28 this year, believe me, I am not exaggerating his age !) . He is still a lad to us, because his interactions do not reveal that he is ( not ) ageing at all ! A living Markandeya in our I L community ! I pray to God that he turns 28 every year without fail. He is the ever charismatic “ Jawaharlal Nehru” of our site ! He comes from Madurai – I belong to Madurai as you all know now. So, I think I am justified in joining hands with all of you to wish our dear “ Varalotti” a very happy birthday. His serials have become an integral part of the prestigious postings of I L . On saturdays, If we check “ who is online”, it is easy to find out that everybody is browsing his serial & justifiably so. His popularity is increasing in Tamil Nadu, with two of his collections of short stories being released recently. Yet another book of his is likely to be released shortly . I personally feel, he is a big morale-booster for persons like me, who have dared enter the literary forum in I L with my analyses of his stories ! A friend asked me if I got his prior permission for the same – I answered, he is our own Varalotti, it did’nt even strike me that I should get formal permission from him to do the same. I just enjoy doing it & he in turn encourages, me as if it is very close to a real analysis , that I have started feeling happy with what I write. He is a one-man army who has taken on tackling thousand & odd ladies in this site .That he does it so naturally, gracefully, effortlessly increases our admiration for him. Inspite of being a very popular,successful, fulltime professional as an auditor in Madurai, his spending time with us in Induladies speaks of his warm & affable nature. He always has a pleasant word for every mail to him. He takes special care not to hurt anybody by his words and allows us to grow at our own pace. He also makes sure that he does not sound dogmatic or arrogant in his interactions with us. I pray to our Madurai Meenakshi to bless him and his family with good health, peace and harmony amidst plenty and prosperity. Dear Varalotti, May Your Day Be Blessed As Special As You Are is the wish of All of us, I Lites. Dear Sridhar, This is my personal message to you. Being elder to you , let me wish you “ sarvaabheeshta siddhirasthu”. This, I am writing, fully aware of your merits. I am posting below, the photo of a a birthday cake specially baked for you by me. You can have the pleasure of viewing. We, in my family will have the pleasure of eating the same, thinking of you ! Love & regards, Chithra.