My sister-in-law, again a Jaya, is also a good kolam maker, her speciality being double-kolams considered sacred for Poojas and marriages. Her kolams are very traditional and she expands them in no time, with ease!
Mon, 2009-03-02 12:55
Double Padikolam!, a double joy!
Tue, 2009-03-03 01:12
Wow, very nice... This is done so neatly without a drip anywhere. Truly an experts work I should say. Wonderful work. Even if I could reach 50% of this neatness, I would be happy
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:01
Mrs.Jaya Mohan has sent a link to her set of Chennai-meet pictures:
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:13
Jaya indha kolam romba nalla irukku - andha Jaya kitta sollunga...
You know something Lata, Jaya Chandrasekar happens to be my bus friend - we used to travel in the same bus to work every morning - somewhere back in 1977 or 78... I was so surprised to see her that day at the meet...
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:32
Nice tidbit Judy! I get the warm fuzzies whenever I hear such news Judy!
Oh, those days! I miss going in buses, when there were people to talk to during the commute, to walk with on the way to school/college
I used to be a reserved person, but my mom had both good as well as a bad time commuting back and forth to work; the bad part - it took her 2 hrs one way to her workplace, and the good part; she brought back stories from some aunties/girls!
She is retiring this month.
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:38
oh Lata that is nice to hear - is mum looking forward to her retirement or??? i wish her a happy retirement - it is a blessing at times to sit back at home and relax.
yes of course there is the good and bad commuting by bus especially in summer but these days we have airconditioned government buses in chennai too, so travelling is becoming a pleasure here also..
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:44
Yes, she is looking forward to it, it would free her up to spend more time with her favorite daughter (my sister) and her only son!
I get sad/angry that she turns down my repeated requests to visit me!
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:49
where is she Lata?? must be far away from you otherwise I am sure she would love to spend some time with you too... your sister is older or younger than you?
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:52
Mom is in Mayavaram (I still can't get used to Mayiladuthurai). I'm the oldest in my family.
Fri, 2009-04-10 11:59
No wonder darling - you are so far away and believe me old people love to stay in their hometown - they hate it anywhere else. My grandma (who died 3 yrs ago at 90) lived in a big house in Cochin and would hardly spend a week at our place during christmas - the moment new year was over she would want to hop onto a train and go back home... she had daughters in Delhi (never visited), Madurai (once visited) and Australia (twice visited) but preferred Chennai as mum was the closest & the oldest.
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:07
What are your plans for Easter? Easter egg hunt is something all the little kids look forward to in our continent. How is it in India, apart from Church visits?
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:09
Just Church Service Lata - no egg hunts here - not that popular... of course followed by lunch at Mum's place - Christmas is more eventy I feel..
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:10
Hey Lata - why not start a chat thread??? just look at Jaya's kolam thread (giggle!!)
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:11
Great idea! A once a month conference call would be nice too!
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:17
SUPERB IDEA LATA!!!
Cant imagine how just few months ago we all were strangers and now. I feel so happy whenever I get a chance to chat with any one of the members leave alone you..
Marubadiyum mudhallayirundhu THANK YOU
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:22
Thank you? I should be the one thanking you.
I think if we start thanking each other among ourselves for everything, we all are going to run out of time!
Fri, 2009-04-10 12:30
Ya I can see what you mean
Sat, 2009-04-11 01:46
Jaya.C , un kolam paathu niraya comments ennu open pannina 2 Snehidheenga onnodu kolathukku munnaal ninnu arattai adichittirukkaanga!!
By the way, Lata I studied in Govt girls, Mayilaaduthurai from 9th to 11th std. and was staying in Pattamangalam street.
If your mother has to travel for 2 hours means where she was working .. away from Mayavaram?
Sat, 2009-04-11 02:01
Baley Rajamma!! Unga perspective eppovum konjam different thaan - you seem to have that knack of spreading family warmth to everything you come across - I am so happy I met you..
But one thing - it was such fun to stand near Jaya C's kolam and have this warm cozy chat with Lata.. next time we plan to meet at the coffee shop round the corner - ok va Lata?hehehe
Mon, 2009-04-27 19:59
The way of elabrating this padikolam is very nice.I wonder how she makes the S connecting? Jude,unga arattaiyile naangalum kalanthukkalaamaa?