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We visited Tirumala Temple

Ashok, Vijaya, and I left our house on 24th November (Sunday) by 9 AM by 49 bus and then an auto to Akila's house at Valasarawakkam. From there a group of 15 people left for Tirumala in a van. The driver took us via Puzhal, Red Hills, Tada, Sri Kalahasti, and Renigunta. Another group of about 15 travelled in a second van.

We carried food-packets from a caterers and we ate the food on the way. We reached கீழ் திருப்பதி by 6 PM and took the mountain road for Tirumala. There was a tortuous checkup at the start of the climb. And at Tirumala we had to search for the Mutt where we were to stay.

Each family was allotted a room in the Mutt. We three stayed in R. No 7. Kamakshi, Krishnaraj, his son, Poornima, Jayasankar, their two "kids", Jayasankar's brother, his wife, a kid, Jayasankar's amma, we three, Lalita, Kumar, Janani, Ramsundar, their son, Akila, Raja, Shobha, Anand, Aishwarya, their two children, four from Kamakshi's in-law side (total 30) stayed there.

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Krishnaraj Marriage

Krishnaraj, son of Vijaya’s akka Mrs Kamakshi, had unfortunately lost his wife;he was taking care of his 3-year old son with the help of his mother and a servant-maid. A few months back he met the sister of his friend and they decided to marry.
The marriage was fixed for celebration on Monday, the 25th November, 2013 at Tirumala. He invited us and his other family members.He came to Chennaion 23rd Nov and arrangedvans to take us to Tirumala. We went to Tirumala on 24th and the marriage was performed in Kannada Samprathayam on 25th Nov. Many relatives attended it. We left Tirumala by 3 PM and returnedto Chennai.
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FIDE World Chess Championship

53rd FIDE World Chess Champioships started on Saturday, 9th November, 2013 between the Champion ANAND and Challenger Magnus CARLSEN of Norway. The venue was the Hotel Hyatt Regency at the Mount Road, Chennai.

Anand is the World Champion for five years, and he is 44 years old. His challenger is the current World # 1 and is just 23 years old. The younger player was tipped to win.

The First Game
The first four matches were drawn, with score remaining at 2 - 2. Carlsen won the 5th, and 6th games. Score 2 - 4. Seventh and eighth games were drawn; 3.0 - 5.0

The 9th Game on 21-Nov-2013 was won by Carlsen. 3.0 - 6.0 was the score in favour of Carlsen. The 10th game was a draw; with 6.5 points CARLSEN of Norway won the Champioship and became the new WORLD CHAMPION.

I followed all the games except the 8th game. Well played both !

1000 AM

Ramamurthy Athimber - Part 01

On Tuesday, the 5th of November 2013, we two went to SBI, Kilpauk and returned home by 12:40. As soon as we came home, a phone call from Jayaraman gave us the stunning news that Ramamurthy athimber has died.

Numbed and shocked by this news, we two and Arvind rushed to Saroja's house. It appears he had gone to Marthandan Stores and while returning he felt pain in the chest and wanted to rest in Balaji Cabs shop. Before he could sit, he collapsed and died. It was 11:30 AM.The end was so sudden. He was taken to Swaram hospital but they pronounced "DOA" and did not take him inside. He was brought home by 12 noon.

As Uma, Bala, and Satya were to come from UK / USA, the cremation was planned for Thursday 7th Nov. Sugavanam, Savithri, Jayaraman, Kalyani, Mangalam, Gopi, Chama, his wife came one by one. We two, Savithri, Sugavanam, Mangalam stayed there for the night.

On 6th Nov, Uma, Sundar, Kirtana, Aadit arrived by 11 AM; Sundaresan, Manni came by 5 PM. Arun, Ashok, Neeraja came…

Ramamurthy Athimber

B: 28-09-1935     D:  05-11-2013
Our athimber Sri S.Ramamurthy was born on 28 September 1935 at Soolamangalam, a village near Thanjavur, Tamilnadu. His parents, Sri V.S Subramaniya Iyer and Smt Lakshmi had two daughters Rajalakshmi and Srimathy and two sons Ramamurthy and Swaminathan. They belong to Athreya Gothram; his birth star is Hastham. Our athimber had his schooling at various places in Tamilnadu, as his father was employed in Indian Railways and naturally had frequent transfers. After passing his SSLC Exam, athimber had his engineeringstudies and then joined in Army Base Workshop, Bangalore in the year 1957.

He married our sister Saroja on 27 June 1960 at Cuddalore and they started their married life at Ulsoor, Bangalore. Later, in the year 1964 he got a job in Telco, Jamshedpur and they shifted there. They have two sons and one daughter. His daughter Uma was born on 19-02-1963 at Cuddalore. Balasubramanian, their first son, was born on 01-06-1965, also at Cuddalore. Their younger…