Friday, 29 October 2010

MAIJI IN THE HINDU

When we were growing up, my mother (Maiji, as we and everyone else calls her) had trained us not to brag about ourselves or our achievements (what little there were). Fortunately she never placed a restriction on us showing off about her. For that is just what I am going to do!

It was a very pleasurable moment for our family when  Maiji was noticed by the big newspaper of the city. We are proud of our mother for all her achievements as a housewife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, master cook, knitter, crossword solver, sudoku finisher and later on as a blogger. We did not seek any publicity, though. We just know Maiji is multi-talented and admire her.

We appreciate her all the more for carrying on with all these activities, given her problem with her eyes - something Maiji seldom talks about, though she wrote about it once. She has glaucoma which is under control with surgery. (In fact she had another surgery early this week, soon after the publication appeared.)

So when the reporter Anusha Parthasarathy of the MetroPlus, The Hindu, contacted her, having spotted Maiji’s blog, we were pleased and to be honest, we were quite thrilled when the article appeared

I give below the link to the relevant piece or click here
The picture above is from the article taken by The Hindu photographer Sivaji Rao. I feel he has captured Maiji beautifully.

 NDTV Hindu, which has a MetroPlus show,  came home to follow up the article with a talk with Maiji . The show will be aired on Saturday October 30 at 9.30, and at different times in the week later.


 You can view NDTV Hindu on Big TV or Tata sky and also on SCV.  If you have Tata Sky all you need to do is to go to channel 532 - which is NDTV 24x7 and press the red button on your remote. NDTV Hindu will appear as picture in picture

Update: And if you missed the programme, you can watch it here. 



20 comments:

dr.antony said...

You are lucky to have each other in life. A mother who gives countless advices based on personal experiences,and a daughter who helps her mother to reach out to the outside world.

Life is such a splendid thing.
Wishing a long blogging life to your mother.

Devika said...

So nice to read this about Maiji...i remember i've read her blogs long back, then lost the link; many i've lost...i am adding again, her memoirs were really nice :)

my wishes to both of you,
devika

Asha said...

When youngsters today cry of boredom, here's an elderly person who keeps herself so busy. She deserves the space on the national daily and on TV too.

You must be a proud daughter. More glory to your mom.

V Rakesh said...

Wow! This is wonderful! To read that she is such a versatile person is absolutely wonderful!

Many congratulations! Please convey my respects and good wishes!

Indrani said...

Wow! GREAT!
Truly inspiring!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

This is so coolll, lookn foward to read more!

ssstoryteller said...

Read the article...in The Hindu

So glad she is yours...

Happy Blogging days..

This is really inspiring

Maddy said...

so nice to see this appreciation of Maiji by the media. Both of you look at life in such a positive fashion...

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Thank you all so much on my behalf, and Maiji's.

harimohan said...

it was wonderful to read about your versatile mother
how multifaceted and skilled our parents were !

Rajesh said...

She is great and you are lucky.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

A wonderful Maiji. I'm glad you're very proud of her and deservedly so.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Harimohan, Rajesh and Keats the Sunshine Girl. Thanks from Maiji and me.

Sketch Gurl said...

Way to go, Maiji! Having read every post of Maiji, I feel very happy that Maiji was featured in The Hindu.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Truly an inspirational post. You are lucky to have such a nice mom.

Thomas and Shilpy said...

That's truly awesome Raji.

Pls. convey my regards to your mother on this one.

MOHIT KUMAR said...

love the blog indeed.

plz keep writing

mohit kumar
kumarmohit1985@gmail.com

Meera's World said...

Thanks for sharing the news with us raji:)you have an awsome mom:)

manoharan said...

Wonderful, facinatting and admirable mother. i wish to see her during my next visit to Chennai. Till then my humble NAMASKARAMS to her.

Manohar-VIZAG

Ashok said...

I feel too small to say anything about Maiji ...reading her blogs was sheer pleasure & a memorable journey into the past.. please convey my respects to a great lady.

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