Friday, February 27, 2015

Don’t Cry For Me, Chennai

Don’t cry for me, Chennai
The truth is I never left you in my heart
Now it is time to say
Do Svidaniya

We may have settled in California
Our kids born and brought up there
Owning a home in the Bay Area
So many friends and family there

Temporary residence in Chennai
The past six months
Many things I will miss
A few things I won’t

OD’d on cricket in TV
OD’d on several Indian cuisines
OD’d on travel within India
OD’d on Tamil movies in theaters

OD’d on Obama                                 
OD’d on all his drama
OD’d on Modi Kurta
OD’d on Thodi Raaga

Experienced the Chennai weather
All the 3 beautiful seasons
Hot, Hottest, and

Don’t cry for me, Chennai
The truth is I never left you in my heart
Now it is time to say
Do Svidaniya

PS: Leaving for California on March 1.

PPS: The title of this post is inspired from the song “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Very Inspiring Blogger Award" and Tag.

Ankita has awarded me the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.  Thanks a lot Ankita for deciding that I deserve this award.  As per the rules, I have to write 7 facts about me.

I started my own blog on June 8, 2009.  Since then I have won a few awards.  Almost all of them asked me to tell something about me.  Whatever I can tell publicly about me, I already wrote about them.  A while ago, in accepting an award I had asked my wife, son, and daughter to tell the readers something about me.  I published them without editing.  I am going to select 6 of them from their list and the 7th one is my own which has not been published so far.

These 6 are from my family:

Highly Intelligent and full of confidence which borders on cocky/arrogance.

Excellent parallel parker of cars.

Horrible at drawing.  Will never be mistaken as an artist.

Never volunteer to help anyone.  But if they ask for help, will help to his full ability.

He chose his college based on the fact that it was coed and on the beach.

Highly kept secret in the family. Excellent gourmet cook.

The final fact (7th one) is written by me.  Here it is:

I have met Lt.Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. for a few seconds.  Did not shake his hands.  He came to my office to collect something.  He was in full military uniform.  I can see his name tag on his chest.  Still, I asked him to show his Identification Card,  He said “sure”.  Took out his ID from his wallet and handed it over to me.  I looked at it.  Gave it to him back saying “Thanks”. He took it back saying “you’re welcome”. I handed over the package. He left.  The whole episode took only 20 seconds.

You may wonder who this Lt.Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. is.  He is the U.S. Air Force Pilot who actually pressed the button and dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

I am not tagging any one.