Covid and Amma's Last Days

Getting Domesticated

A strict COVID lockdown in India started on March 24, 2020. The last day I was at my office... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Down Memory Lane

You could call her old-fashioned, and she certainly wouldn’t mind, because to her old was 24 carat gold. Thanks... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Kolams

Kolams are pretty drawings done on the ground in front of the house, typically by Hindus in south India.... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

I Was Her Child Again

Nowhere did amma use her dominating personality more than on her son. Even after I had reached 30 years... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

And Then She Became My Child

Until the week before she died, she was almost her normal self – absolute self-reliance, her domination over me... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

I Was Her Doctor

Given that she had some pain somewhere everyday, taking her to the hospital for non-serious symptoms would mean that... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

When Strengths Become Weaknesses

Most of us would have had anemia in our lives; we just don’t know because in most cases it... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

The Big Sleep

In the last few years of her life, all she wanted to do was to sleep well. Her restless... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Last Days at Home

During the final few weeks, she did experience more chest pains than normal, but these were not uncommon. Importantly,... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Fighting till the End

When she was admitted into the hospital, she was fully conscious, even able to stand comfortably and walk with... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Way to Go

Amma had told me innumerable times her wish on how she wanted to die – quickly and painlessly, without... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

The Luckiest Son Alive

I consider myself the luckiest son alive. How many sons in their forties would have had the fortune to... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

And Yet, a Bit Unlucky

In 2015, when I looked at the picture of her recurrent aortic dissection, I could not believe she would... Read More
Covid and Amma's Last Days

Covid and Amma’s Last Days

COVID AND AMMA’S LAST DAYS 66. Getting domesticated 67. Down memory lane 68. Kolams 69. I was her child... Read More