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What is PERMANENT ADDRESS.....??? Written by Hon. Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman Very thought-provoking! Our joint family home in Tiruchirapalli housed 14 of us from age 5 to 95 years. All kids, grandkids, and Grandparents lived happily by sharing what we had with joy and contentment. But today, I watch both the ancestral houses abandoned and nature taking over the garden my mother used to tend for hours every day. The Jamun, the Drumstick, a few Neem and Peepal have survived, but all beauty is both transient and fragile, and the law of entropy is powerful. The lovely flowers of myriad colours are all gone. I wonder what happened to the squirrels, the peacock family that came every day and ate from my mother’s hand. The Bulbul, the sparrows, the parrots, spotted flycatchers, Cuckoos, a huge troop of monkeys that once in a month would upset the order of the place Once people leave, a home becomes a house. Initially, I didn’t feel like selling, and now I don’t feel like going. Time has taken a

Retro Bollywood Karaoke SUR MILAN: Singing Has No Age

Bengaluru: It was just any other lazy Saturday with less early morning slow-moving traffic as we approached the basement of a private apartment complex with Suresh Hadagali, a family friend involved with the granite business and also a singer by hobby. The Retro Bollywood Karaoke SUR-MILAN was set to commence in the community hall as regular members started entering one by one. Unassuming singers: Once, into the hall, almost all senior citizens were found busy greeting, exchanging pleasantries and hugging one another giving the ambience a festive mood. Most of them appeared to be 50+, 60+ and some of them even 70+ and also grandparents. Only on their facial looks you could assert their age but not in their spirits of singing Bollywood hits of yesteryears. Younger folks also participate. Hits of the early 50s and 60s come alive: Once the program went live, the elders got engrossed in their favourite pastime passion of singing once every 21 days, forgetting their age and stage in life