Thoughtful Welcome

It has been a week since I landed in Singapore. I am still amazed and stunned by the way I was welcomed and provided necessary help to settle down here at Trinity Theological College (TTC). They have a great mechanism which is low-profile and smooth, running like a well-oiled machine, to facilitate the international students. […]

Singapore: New phase in life

I am writing this post from my hostel room at Trinity Theological College, Singapore. I am overwhelmed! It has been a long journey from Mannargudi – a small town in the middle of Cavery delta to Singapore. This journey has taken me through Trichy, Chennai, Pune and Mumbai spanning around 15 years. I have never […]


The year 2016 started with rush of activities – finishing off the work at Mumbai, travelling to Tamil Nadu, preparations for the wedding of my sister Bersiya. Now finally it is over. Looking back at the flurry of activities and amount of energy, time, coordination, money and prayers went into a successful marriage, I am […]

Glorious death

A death in the family turns everything – plans, aspirations, hopes – upside down. Death of my father had our world shattered in an unexpected way. As we pick up the pieces and get into the routine, I reflect on the very death of my father. In spite of all the unpleasantness and shock it […]

Unimaginable days

Sitting at the Bangalore City Railway Station, I look back at the past ten days. It had been unimaginable and it passed quickly like a nightmare but still could not process it fully and understand the implications. We thought that my dad’s visit to hospital was normal and routine. We never suspected anything out of […]


As I type these words, I am flying in the aircraft to Chennai wondering how things are going to turn out. The shocking phone call in the morning from Mom that Dad is serious shattered all our hopeful plans. Subsequent conversation with the doctor, who was taking care of dad for the past two years, […]

Mrs. Sheetal Sane

Finally, we laid her to rest. After nearly a month of being in different hospitals in the city, she lost the battle to her failing kidneys. Mr. Sane is the secretary of the Marathi Methodist Church at Malwani. Our official relationship soon blossomed into a personal one. The one thing which was common between our families was […]


To our utter horror we found termites in the cartons of books while sorting out the books. Though the damage was minimal to most of the books and confined to couple of cartons, Dr. S. Rhadakrishnan and Zac Poonen were the most affected (covers are eaten up by termites!). Lucky for us we found it […]