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VIP Presentation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

VIP Presentation

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

VtS and some his friends gave a talk in their VIP event this evening.


Appa’s Posthumous Birthday

Monday, December 8th, 2014

1985 Photos from trips to Mysore, Bangalore, and at home in Vedaraniam







Appa’s Posthumous 88th Birthday

December 08, 2014
Tallahassee, FL
இன்று உயிருடன் இருந்தால் அப்பாவுக்கு 88 வயது ஆகியிருக்கும். ஆனால் அப்பாவும் அம்மாவும் இன்று நம்முடன் உடலால் இல்லை. இருப்பினும் அவர்கள் இருவரும் மனதால் இருக்கிறார்கள். அவர்கள் இருவரின் வாழ்த்துக்களும் வாழ்க்கை முறையும் எப்போதும் நம்முடன் இருக்கும்.

TTS Deepavali Dinner

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

2014 TTS Deepavali Dinner

Miccosukee Community Center

Saturday, November 01, 2014, 6-9 PM

The Tallahassee Tamil Sangam held its 2014 Deepavali pot-luck dinner tonight at the Miccosukee Community Center. About 40 families came for the event. More information and photos are available at

Mayor Marks Farewell

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Mayor Marks Farewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL

In the evening, I went to the Cascades Park and joined the Farewell to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks. The event was organized by the City of Tallahassee in recognizing his twelve years of service (as Mayor) to the City of Tallahassee.

I met many friends and spoke to several of them.

Cascades Park Visit

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Visit the Cascades Park

Friday, October 24, 2014

During the lunch time when I went make a duplicate key for my car, I stopped by the Cascades Park (the new Park in Tallahassee). I took some pictures of this park.

2014 Deepavali

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

2014 Deepavali (தீபாவளி)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tallahassee, FL, USA


Today we celebrated 2014 Deepavali (தீபாவளி) in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. In the morning we all got up had showers and did a small prayer (pooja; பூசை). Since today was a working day in the US, VtS and I went to Florida State University and Bhanu went to work.

However, we all wore Indian clothing to mark the happy occasion. This was also first Deepavali after my mom and dad’s first year death anniversary.

Meet with Graham

Monday, October 13th, 2014




Meet with Governor Bob Graham and Ms Gwen Graham

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Today VtS and I along with several others had an opportunity to meet with former Governor and Senator Bob Graham and his daughter Gwen Graham.

We spoke with them briefly before a dinner. The reception was very nice.

WFSU TV Dimensions Interview

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

WFSU TV Dimensions Program

Tallahassee PBS

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Aurora and I have been interviewed by the WFSU-TV’s Dimension program’s host Julz Graham about our upcoming Tenth Annual Experience Asia Festival 2014 and the Pre Event. Here is the link to the interview (~ 5 min long).

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.