My father’s mother

My father's village is now at the foothills of a mountain in Kerala. But he talks of his ancestors coming over from the other side of the mountains. They used to live in the forests, depending on the wild produce there. But with their increasing numbers and probably to start agriculture (this is early 1900s) … Continue reading My father’s mother


My mother’s mother

Mother talks quite a bit of her ancestry, her grandfather had a houseboat and he used to go to Thiruvananthapuram via the Allapuzha canals. My own grandma, who is a domestic goddess extraordinaire, as a young mother would jump into the pond to rescue little kids. I remember her tending to her animals, I think … Continue reading My mother’s mother