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About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest is acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays.

ATMs–Then and Now

ATMs–Then and Now Prof N Natarajan The latest news is that nearly 95000 ATM’s across the country are yet to be configured to accept and dispense the new notes. This exercise may take weeks. Another piece of news is that … Continue reading

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Demonetisation 2016–PC and his doubts

The Government’s decision to demonetize the 1000 and 500 rupee notes has been criticized by the former FM Mr. Chidambaram (PC). The sudden and swift move has caught all hoarders of black money unawares providing no major loophole to protect … Continue reading

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The Guy of Bad Time(s) Now

The second article by my husband Prof N Natarajan in the ‘affaire VM’!! ‘I don’t think that the time to return is right’ is the quote from Vijay Mallya (VM) in The Hindu’s front page top headlines (Monday 14th March). … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times…Mallaya’s story

This is an article written by my husband Prof N Natarajans on 14.08.2014 Good Times Bad Times There is an old story about an important task to be done. Four persons named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody were available to … Continue reading

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Makara Sankranti..the whole experience, nationally

Special Dishes Cooked for Sankranti Pongal in Tamil Nadu Til Poli Tilache Ladoo Sarsoon Ka Saag with Makke Di Roti or Corn Tortillas Kurmure Ladoo Many Melas or fairs are held on Makar Sankranti the most famous being the Kumbh … Continue reading

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Pongal…Makara Sankranthi..The Farmers Festival

India’s economy, culture and traditions are usually based on agriculture. The seasons, the produce grown typically at the time of the year are all important features of the celebration of festivals. Food cooked and shared at these festivals is made … Continue reading

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The Gates to Heaven—Vaikunta Ekadashi and Arudra Darisanam

THE MONTH OF MARGAZHI The dark, chilly atmosphere of a winter morning dawns in South India with the sound of music and chants coming through the air. People wrapped up in woollies rush to the neighbourhood temple. There the Utsavar Moorthi, the … Continue reading

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