Sunday, February 04, 2007

Recent visit to Kombai

It was a flying visit. Managed to take a few photos to record few moments. Recorded the Kombai/Chennai/Coimbatore pictures in UK time and came back to UK and recorded the snow pictures in Indian time.


Thaththa has become a picture.
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Chiththi


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the face changed home of mine


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our new house in kombai

Chevaththa puliyamaram looks shorter and fatter after 30 years. It has got some green-tamarind trees as company as well. (click on the images to see full size picture)
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Some old days discovered.

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1984 (ananthi came to see me. Missed to take photo with her).

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1987 Senthil's letter to me.



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1989 - some poor soul's autograph to me. Arul is no more.


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The stones I used to play thattangal (girl's game using stones), well preserved in my petti


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Narrowed down lane of mine


Kombai girls
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Chiththappa's thottam (my uncle's farm)
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Cousin brother - also Senthil.


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Kanahambaram


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Kaappu


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Thumbai (rackadip poo)



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Unni

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The Ghats and the temple at the foothills


Catching up
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Annalatchumi mathini


And, Friends ;-)
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6 comments:

viewmatrix said...

Hello Premalatha,

Its impressive. This remainds my native, yes I am from Sathy (on the way to Mysore). I really enjoy reading your blogs.

Thanks,
Mani

Dubukku said...

Andha 1984 photos maathiri enga veetulayum neraya photos irukku. En sisters ellarum ithe maathiri pinnala oru sidela munnadi pottirupanga :))
typical southie style :))

ammani said...

There's a lump in my throat when I see these photos. Heck, they aren't even my photos. Still, feel oddly sad. May be because I miss the innocence of those years.

Premalatha said...

Hi viewmatrix,
Thanks for dropping by. I am glad you liked it.

@Dubukku,

appa, one person noticed some important detail. :)
rettai sadai, half-type (except Anandhi)
right side plait in the front
crossed leg (right side on top)
one (right) side flower (except Anandhi)
One (right) side hairpin (don't know Anandhi and Venki have it)
crossed hands
:)

@ammani,
Thank you, thank you. :)

Balaji S Rajan said...

Kalakkal photos. I was overwhelmed on seeing your old collections. Especially all the stones in a box and the one rupee note given by someone. What a great memory. You are lucky to be owning the same house in which you grew up. Nice memories.

Anonymous said...

It was great to see your photos again. I showed them to the Saint. She was wondering if you were pregnant. I told her about your posts on the topic but then I must confess I am not aware of the latest developments.

Take care.

- dadoji