Nostalgia -Going Back to the Roots…

One of my very best posts written last year on 10th of October. I hope you enjoy reading it and it brings back beautiful memories of your summer holidays, grandma’s home, your roots…Do share your thoughts. Would love to hear it. Happy Reading!


grandma and me-1978.jpg A 1978 file photo of my grandmother and me

Mangalore is a coastal city in the southwest of India. Coconut trees, paddy fields, buffalo races, temples, beaches, a life that moves at it’s own pace is what makes this place so different from the other cities in India. It was the only place I visited year after year, every summer holiday because it was where grandma lived. I don’t remember being bored or wanting anything else. I would look forward to these holidays with enthusiasm every year.

Grandma’s home had many, many rooms that could house the entire family at any point in time- uncles, aunts, cousins, their children.A home which had paddy fields at the back, the village school in the front and neighbors on both sides, who knew each other for generations.

Writing this post today,  makes me nostalgic. I vividly remember loving every moment of my time there- right from the minute the flight…

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6 responses to “Nostalgia -Going Back to the Roots…”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    This is absolutely beautiful Smitha – I loved the way you brought the place to life with all the senses, and I loved the details about your grandmother that made me felt I’d met her, watched her cook and listened to her stories. Great photos too!


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Andrea I was so hoping you’d see this post and I was so waiting to hear your opinion on it. Reading your comment, I’m smiling cheek to cheek. Thank you! Thank you so, so much. You lived it through my writing- that’s lovely. It makes me truly content☺

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  2. Bhavana Avatar

    I enjoyed reading this post again. Beautifully written!..I could feel love & warmth in your lines. Missing my grandparents now.😑


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Bhavana. While I am glad you enjoyed reading the post, I am sorry it made you sad.Hugs to you.


  3. Ben Aqiba Avatar

    Hi Smitha,

    you have a wonderful memories in your head. You are blessed .Thank you for sharing them with us 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Ben,
      Thanks. I am glad you enjoyed reading it. Writing them down helps when the memories begin to fade. Yes, God has been kind☺

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