Fire in Meenakshi Amman Temple, it’s on the East entrance and 50 shops are down to Ash!!
There is a fire shutdown and Fire fighters are struggling to enter because it is too dark!!
Also the media is made to stay away. So, couldn’t get much updates!!
Thanks to Shankar Attan for pinging me with the news from Houston!!
Good thing is there is no life loss because it happened by 11.30 PM!!!
My home garden is getting close to harvest. Thought I’d not be in town during harvest and opportunity to taste the harvest.
It is a feel good moment to see this happen. Thanks to Yamuna for sending across the pics. You have made my day.
This is the first Pongal in our new Home!! I’m out of country and it’s all single handily done by Yamuna!!!
Missing the sweetness of Pongal and Home!!
Since, Yamuna joined me in Madurai we started buying Vegetables from weekly street market.
For a house of 3, it costs us less than ₹200 a week. We tried buying the same quantity of vegetables in a supermarket and it cost us ₹600.
Normally we shop at Bypass Road market and we have shops put in the entrance of supermarket. Once we got 3 lemons for ₹5 from a lady who was selling in the entrance of Nilgiris Supermarket. Out of curiosity I checked for the price of lemon at Nilgiris and the cost was ₹5 per lemon.
Usually these markets are set by nearby villagers who come to Madurai to sell their produce. Mostly they were organic, but over the time people have started buying from wholesale market and sell in these markets.
This is one sad aspect, but otherwise I prefer these markets because;
- They are economical.
- They provide livelihood for underprivileged.
- Though it is less organic these days, they are fresh.
- Also it gives me an opportunity to stay connected with all stature of the society.
Was encountering a wired problem with my iPhone for last two days. iPhone kept dialling random numbers in the background. It’s makes 400-500 Calls a day!!!
Today went to Apple store for help and they said they haven’t encountered such a problem. Also their diagnosis said everything was perfect.
I was suspecting my just updated iOS 11. But, Found that was also not the problem.
Finally, posted in FB get some solution from friends who would have experienced same problem and it worked in minutes.
See if anyone is sharing your iCloud account? This happened to wife’s phone, as her mom was using same iCloud account. Whenever her mom calls, they used to appear on my wife’s phone.
Only then I realised, giving my old iPhone 5C to my HR team, I totally forgot to reset the password.
So, this is a problem which happens when we share iCloud in multiple phones.
As always the power of social media helped.
Yesterday I went to NABARD office in Madurai and realised it was a SOHO at their Madurai officers house. Also it was NEWS that all NABARD offices in smaller cities are SOHO.
I had a long discussion with NABARD representative, but there was no disturbance from family members.
My personal experience from a SOHO has been horrible and so has been the case of most of my friends.
At a time when I was convinced that SOHO is a failure, I came across a government office which has successfully pioneered SOHO.
Yesterday was one rare day where every thing happened as per plan and without any deviation!!!
The day started at Anaimalai, Pollachi and after spending some time with my better half, started my days mission;
- Reached Palani by 9.30 AM and had a meeting with Palani Reporters for our Citizen Journalist(IamCJ.in) initiative!!
- Then started driving to Dindigul and it was founders meeting over the drive about the progress and planning for IamCJ.in with Dinesh.
- On reaching Dindigul went to attend my friend Close Buddy Stalin wife’s Valaikappu(Bangle Function).
- Then accepted Dinesh request to have lunch at his home and thanks to his mother for the delicious lunch.
- Then came back to Madurai and took a 15 min power nap.
- Then again went for a retrospection meeting with Swami, Saravanan & Nadesh.
- Closed the day with dinner at newly opened A2B Restaurent at Solavandhan..
Over all it was a fulfilling day as no plan got deviated and every thing happened for satisfaction.
It was a fantastic Sunday morning where I got up late and did things at my own will!!!
Important task of the day was to goto Pollachi to complete my wife’s part of documentation for the banking work to be executed in Chennai!!
On checking the checklist and everything set started my drive from home!!
Over all what to say??? It was a fulfilling trip where;
- I had a wonderful Brunch!!!
- Filled up Gas!!!
- Had a thought provoking with Saravanan!!!
- Then it was a wonderful 180 KM drive and Music!!!
On reaching homecoming out that I forgot to carry the main document required to complete the bank work!!
From then on it was mood swings and lost all the fun that came along the way!!! Need to check the root cause for forgetfulness!!!
It was a budget after a long long time!!! Thanks to Dinesh for bringing my own memories!!!
Here is a post lunch Selfie with Team HR, Swami & me!!!
Last but not least!!! WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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