Sumathi Mutasshi—My Other Grandmother

I have two biological grandmothers and one adopted grandmother. My book, "Thank you, Dadima," which is a memoir of my dad's mom has an entire chapter dedicated to Ganga, my adopted grandmother. But many of you don't know much about my mom's mom or Mutasshi, as I used to call her. Her name was Sumathi … Continue reading Sumathi Mutasshi—My Other Grandmother

Memoir of a trailblazing granny, way ahead of her times by Ravi Damodaran

While most parents bought toys and games for their children, Damayanti’s parents bought her a lot of story books; fairy tales, comics, and adventure stories. As she grew older, even more books were added, and as she began to write, fountain pens joined the collection. Biographies and autobiographies are usually not very popular and normally … Continue reading Memoir of a trailblazing granny, way ahead of her times by Ravi Damodaran

The Power of Believing

If you have ever lived in North Carolina, you know how unpredictable the weather can be. You can experience spring, summer, and winter, all on the same day. But the past week leading up to Christmas and New Year was anything but normal, weather-wise. We experienced record high temperatures that haven't occurred in a 100 … Continue reading The Power of Believing

Ticking off Items on My List

Right after the car accident in the summer of 2019, I remember penning a blog post. My priorities had changed after a terribly close brush with death. I wanted to (a) publish my book, (b) devote more time doing Reiki, and (c) I’ll get to that in a bit. This month, I crossed off (a) … Continue reading Ticking off Items on My List