Archive for September, 2014

Book Club Meeting

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Book Club Meeting

ESL Meeting Room

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today Bhanu coordinated the Book Club Meeting at ESL Meeting Room. The book the club considered was written by Rohinton Mistry titled “A Fine Balance”. This novel is in Bombay (currently called Mumbai) India during the period of 1975 and 1984, part of the time when India was under Emergency Rule declared by then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

I was invited to be present at the book club meeting since I was a college student from South India during that period. There were some questions about the Emergency Rule in India but most of the questions were about the characters in the novel and its impact on the people living through out the world.

Drive to Chipola College

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Trip to Chipola College

Marianna, FL

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Bhanu (and I) drove to Chipola College, Marianna, Florida today to check out the location of this year’s 2014 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. This year’s program will be held at Chipola College starting from October 2014 through July 2015. We drove mostly via the state highways and occasionally taking the Interstate as and when needed. The total drive varied from 1 1/2 h or 1 1/4 h depending upon the route and traffic and delays.


Akka’s Sixty

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Akka’s Sixty

Monday, September 15, 2014

East Tambaram, Chennai


Members of my family and my cousin’s family all landed in my akka’s house around 11 AM today in E Tambaram to wish her on she crossing a milestone. Neither my akka nor athan had any clues that people are coming to their home to wish her well. Akka was completely unprepared since her own child didn’t tell her they were all coming to visit her even the child was part of the event planning.


One cousin had just returned from the US that morning, three other cousins had completed a function in their hometown of Vedaraniam and traveled overnight. All my siblings traveled the previous day and wished well from Chengal Pattu. But my sister didn’t realize they are NOT in their homes but were wishing her only miles from her house.

Then on the morning they landed and cut the cake took the blessing from the elders. Then they all went to lunch. My sisters stayed back and traveled the next day to their homes.

A different view in the afternoon and the evening

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Two views on same day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bamboo House

VtS and I went to eat at our regular Chinese restaurant this afternoon. During and soon after the lunch my views on several subjects changed. It was a very interesting lunch, to say the least. But I think it had nothing to do with the restaurant or the food. It was something more organic.

VtS at HSA Table

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

VtS at HSA Table

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Oglesby Union, Tallahassee, FL 32306


Today VtS helped out little bit by working with HSA organizers in maintaining and taking-down the table at the central square. Hopefully, if his schedule permits he will do it again in the next weeks.

HSA is a new Registered Student Organization at FSU. I have been asked to be the Faculty Advisor and I have accepted the position. I hope to learn from this experience and contribute as much as I can to fulfill the mission of the organization.