Kuvempu, who is known for Sri Ramayana Darshanam, is a much more revolutionary poet and writer than known for creating a liberal Rama. When he was alive, his Ramayana Darshanam and other writings came under heavy fire from the right wing. Now I understand how. Today, Kuvempu would have been criticized more than...
Below is the gallery of featured images from my 2023 weekly notes. It represents the year pictorially. It’s an exciting way to look at the year. At some point, I want to make a yearly flip book using these pictures, with locations and characters involved. It will be a good yearbook. Also, I...
This year, 2024, will be the seventh year of the grant. I am pleased that I was able to sustain it. I am grateful to friends (Nemo, Gangadhar, Shweta) and other anonymous folks who have joined me on this journey with additional grant support. I am also thankful to all the applicants and grantees who have been part of this journey in one way or another. It’s one of those things I do every year that makes me very happy.
The year 2023 was life-changing in a good way. We have Uma in our life, and though we were expecting it to happen, it was much more sudden and was a pleasant surprise. As of now, the year 2024 seems like a continuation of 2023. But before we enter 2024, here are the highlights of 2023.
On most days, Uma wakes up before me at around 6:15 AM. Her usual thing is to play by herself, making loud baby sounds. When I wake up, the first thing I see is her, smiling directly at me with wide eyes.
For me, having kids has been a dream for a long time. It was only in my late twenties and early thirties that I thought about adoption and chose it to be the primary option. I was super lucky to meet someone with similar thoughts and dreams. It just became super easy once we got married.