Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thank you Pa, For...
- the innumerous rides on the red front seat of your cycle and the soothing balm you'd apply when I caught my heel in the wheel, everytime i sat on the carrier behind.

- the mango-shaped booklet we cut out from charts, shaded and sewed together for my Maths project. Nair ma'am gave me an A+ for the project.

- the chocolates and trinkets you bought me, everytime we went out together to shop for vegetables.

- my first pink salwar-kurta that you insisted will look nice on me.

- the tiny two-rupee fountain pens that I still own.

- forgiving me when I hid the report cards at school for fear of getting jawed.

- letting me burst as many diwali crackers as bhai got and for not labeling me a small girl.

- buying us Milton water bottles from the canteen cz they kept the water cool during hot summer months.

- my first mobile phone - a motorola TalkAbout

- allowing me to go to the Hockey Camp even though you spent sleepless nights worrying about my health.

- getting me savvy with household mechanics and circuitry.

- the bread pakodas you bought from office that smelt of true toil and aviation fuel.

- the biryani and kurma you dished out every once in a while.

- patiently preparing colorful food to be fed to a fussy 14-yr-old in me.

- making that special trip, while in Bangalore, to get my NLS prospectus and sample papers for the entrance test.

- introducing me to my first pair of contact lenses. You thought they made me look prettier.

- not being angry when I tried to explain why I didn't want to be an airhostess or a newsreader or an MBA grad.

- the wallet you gifted me because you knew that I carried a Men's wallet in my pocket.

- the greeting cards that you always included with the birthday gifts.

- letting me move out of home and live my dream.

- the plant gifts you gave in approval of the house I found for myself in Hyd.

- being my dad.

- being YOU.
posted by Shivranjini Krishnamurthy @ 8/18/2010 03:44:00 PM  
  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger Sameer said…


  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger Kartik Shankar said…

    Dropped down after a long time. Reading this post reminds me of my Grandfather - i used to call him Thatha - still do. That's Tam for Grandfather and not a nick I gave him btw :D

    I am going to write a post (was planning to - for ages) and seeing this post from you melted my laziness a bit more. So - nice write and thank you :)

  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Veena said…

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  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Veena said…

    :) Sweet..Lucky Daddy!

  • At 5:10 PM, Blogger Anil Singhal said…

    It felt nice to read you after ages.. keep writing shiv!

  • At 2:52 AM, Blogger pr!tz said…

    :") [happy tears]
    Love you, Shiv

  • At 11:20 PM, Blogger ApEksHa said…

    huppy smiles!!

  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger Unwinding Hours said…


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