Friday, August 07, 2009

Amma-in pictures

They say a picture conveys a thousand words. I've put together some photos of my mother. I think it encapsulates her essence, a warm-hearted fun loving individual, loving wife,devoted mother, dedicated teacher. My brother and I were lucky we had such amazing parents. They didn't live long enough but I think they managed to instill their values in us.

Feisty, feisty Amma

How she loved dance and music

Innocence, Love, Hope


Karlsruhe and Hannover

Christmas in Oxford

Hey 50 is the new 20!

Animal rights issues were very close to her heart

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Blogger Vidhur said...

Absolutely loved the first photo of your amma. Also your 'Worli peepa'. Those ovelapping white diamond shapes at the top, How did you do it? That looks difficut!And overall very professional-looking.
The onsies are cute too.
Looking forward to reading your blog regularly..:)

8:46 PM  
Blogger Kodi's Mom said...

this is a shot in the dark - but was your mom a teacher?

10:39 PM  
Blogger Kodi's Mom said...

sorry i just re-read the there an email address where I can write to you?
mine is kodimeow at gmail.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Sangeetha said...

Its nice to see pictures of Mrs P.D - I was her student and currently live in philadelphia. She is a really sweet person and so are you (from what I gather reading your blogs) - Your mom will always be in the memory of all her students.


10:59 PM  
Blogger Tharini said...

She looked beautiful. Loved getting this peep into her life.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Ekta said...

awwww.thats soo sweet...such a lovely collection of ur inspired to do the same!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Amazing Pics. I just hope my kids would love me as much you love your Mom. Amazing Peepa.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous vandana raghavan ardawatia said...

hey akks! these pics brought back fond memories of maami. she is and will continue to be alive in our hearts..

1:02 AM  
Blogger Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

omg omg omg ..that must have brought back some intense nostalgia.. wonderful mommy!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Hip Grandma said...

that was such a fine gesture. Your mom looks so cute and self assured. Sorry she had to leave much before her time. But accidents are part of life and though it is not easy one has to get on with life.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Hip Grandma said...

Could you give me your email id?Mine is

10:57 PM  
Blogger Artnavy said...

beautiful- ur post and your mom

1:06 PM  
Blogger Just Like That said...

Your Mom looks beautiful(!) in that foto with your Dad. Lovely post and lovely pics.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Maddy said...

Could see how much you love and miss your amma.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Timepass said...

Happy Anniversary Dear email id love to hear from you

7:52 AM  
Blogger Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Your mom looks lovely ... she has the most friendly face ... somehow her face appears so familiar to me.

5:17 AM  
Anonymous WA said...

Your amma is so pretty, nice to see you back akka

4:18 PM  
Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

welcome back, akka. so good to see you blogging again. I love the photo of your mom with the skull. :) what is it???

7:51 AM  
Blogger Blogeswari said...

Welcome back. Your Amma looks very 'Lakshanam' and great features.

8:57 AM  
Blogger workhard said...

Lovely tribute.. Very touching....

How to make a website

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Bhavana said...

Hi,Got to your blog from Artnavy's.
Can you believe it, I used to be a student of your Dad in PU.I visited your house once after graduating (with 3 other students of his). I have such fond memories of Dr.D and seeing these pictures of your amma & appa made me nostalgic. I even attended your wedding in Chennai :)

8:26 PM  
Blogger Rohini said...

Hey. Welcome back. Didn't know you were blogging again!

9:29 AM  
Blogger newmumontheblock said...

Beautiful pictures of your mother and a lovely post too. Hi, btw :) first time here, your blog is lovely, do post more often.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Devasena Hariharan said...

Hi, Came to ur blog from Itching to write.

Kind of upset... You had the courage to face it all. I too lost a baby at the end of 9th month, just a week before my due date.

You mom looks really beautiful.. God takes away people whom he loves the most...

May God be with you.... I have nothing more to say. Cant hold back my tears.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Devasena Hariharan said...

Hi, Soon you will start blogging regularly about your little ones' mischief.

I will be reading it, daily. That time, is very near.

I'm awaiting it.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Hip Grandma said...

A Happy New year're things at your end?No new posts?

4:25 PM  
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9:32 AM  
Blogger Ardra said...

Hi! How are you?
Your mom is beautiful! Somehow she looks familiar...
Wishing and praying for a wonderful, Happy Year ahead...

pls keep posting ....

9:33 AM  
Blogger Hari said...

Hi akka (& dinesh)

your mom was such a wonderful person.......i was her student and will not be what i am today with out her influence in my life.

its true that your mom did not live long, but she had an influence what many can not have in multiple life times. oh....there are just not enough adjectives to describe her passion for teaching, her concern/ genuine care, love and interest for her students ( i personally experienced all of this)

i can't think of my school life without your mom being right there on top and i terribly regret the fact that i did not interact much with her once i passed out of school in 1998.............i miss her and feel her absence very much today.

i am not sure if there is a heaven, but i am sure it can be without PD mam being there.

my best wishes to you, dinesh and family, hope both of you continue blogging, cause it feels good to follow what PD mam's children are doing.

regards and best wishes
Hari Viswanath

12:09 AM  
Blogger Hari said...

just a correction.....i wanted to say

'i am not sure if there is a heaven, but i am sure it cant be without PD ma being there'

my apologies for the typo!

best regards

12:13 AM  
Blogger Gymnast said...

Your mom is beautiful.

Like they say , picture speaks more than a thousand words.

Loved having a peek at your mom's spirit through these pics.

First one , specially , loved it.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Such a lovely post... Your mother looks surprisingly like a girl I went to school with. Funny how these things crop up.

12:31 PM  

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