Next Train…


He sat on the floor, behind the cargo carriage. He did not want to be seen hiding!
“Next train….?” He was just anxious to see it entering the station!

She sat on the floor, beside her daughter’s body! She did not want to be seen crying!
“My kids…..?” She was just anxious seeing her remaining two kids!

“Yes!” The train entered the station. He got into a hiding corner.

“Finally..!” She blinked to see her tender face. She grasped to kiss!

The train continued on its journey. He did not know where to! He just wanted to escape!

Her body was carried away. She knew where to! She grabbed the crying kids tightly. All three felt secure!!

People dispersed. Someone told someone: “She is a mom, she will live for those two kids, even if he ran away!”

Photo courtesy: Google Free license.




He kept his silence for his father’s question…

“Did your mom claim hers?”
Waves continued strongly…

Why did I shout mine?!
“Last 5 years I have been working hard and taking care of you! Don’t you see?
Now I came by flight, only to see you! Don’t you understand??”

He continued to look at her still eyes…still sparkling…!
He kept his silence!

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
 -Abraham Lincoln

A Day at Sneha Care Home, Bangalore

We just returned after a week-long vacation in Ooty (will add a travelogue soon!:). It was a refreshing break for all of us.  However, the drive back was a bit tiring. Reached late evening. Soon we all realized – the next day the lil one is becoming 6 years. Within another 2 days, the elder will turn 13yrs…Birthday days ahead! 😉

Quickly we decided to have time with some of our friends in Sneha Care Home. Father Jaison was more than happy to welcome us! We reached there by lunchtime; even if the boys were really tired, they could make it happen! 😉

Though the number of kids was less due to vacation, they arranged a lovely surprise for both the boys!  A cake and lovely flowers! The group birthday wish was icing on the cake. I noticed a shining light on birthday boys’ face when they heard the group song for them!  🙂

At times, very small things can make a very big impact in your life!


Thanks to Father Jaison for making it really heartful birthday for our boys…We felt blessed.


We had lunch with them and later went to see their candle making unit. They were busy in the process of completing 1000 numbers of special gift candles for a marriage. Father Biju showed us the process of candle making. They are trying to market it better so as to support inhabitants with an earning from their skills and work.

CandleUnit_SnehaCare  Candles_SnehaCare

There was another cool surprise for the boys waiting! Father Biju and Father Jaison quickly arranged very nice birthday gifts for the boys….beautiful fragrant candles!!


Later we spent some time in the garden and the boys enjoyed plucking mangoes! The birthday became very special this time, a blessed one! 🙂

Rather than saying bye, we said see you again…..!

Keep Smiling, Keep Shining!

Photos: Self, mobile(Honor 8 Pro)

About Sneha Care: Link:


It is a residential programme for children living with HIV, within the age group of 5 to 13 who have lost their parents or parent and their normal growth and development seem to be difficult in their home or community. They also take care of old people who do not have any other support for medicine and care. Both together, Sneha care home provides care and shelter for around 140 people.

We have been associating with Sneha Care for 2+yrs…

Please read the website for more information. Also if you want to support or know more, please contact Father Jaison-+917259605008 or Father Biju-+918050785674 (esp for the requirements for fancy fragrant candles for any occasion.)




A short version of the song sang along with Neethu in smule. 😇🙏

This song reminds the amazing skill of late lyricist Gireesh Puthencherry!

Original song info:

MOVIE : Thenmaavin kombathu

SINGERS : M G Sreekumar

COMPOSER : Berny Ignatius

LYRICIST : Gireesh Puthenchery



അവന്റെകണ്ണുകളിൽ അവൾക്കു കാണാമായിരുന്നു…അവളെ തന്നെ!

അവൻ എഴുതി തുടങ്ങി.
എത്രയോ പ്രണയ കഥകൾ ഞാൻ ഇങ്ങനെ തന്നെ തുടങ്ങിയിരിക്കുന്നു.
ഒടുവിൽ ഒക്കെ പഴഞ്ചൻ എന്ന് കൂട്ടുകാർ പറയും മുമ്പേ ഒക്കെ കീറി കളഞ്ഞു.
ഇന്ന് അവളും പറഞ്ഞു നീ ഒരു പഴഞ്ചനാണെന്നു!
ശരിക്കും പഴഞ്ചനാല്ലാത്ത ഒരു കഥയാണ് മുന്നിലുള്ളത്.

അവൻ എഴുതി തുടങ്ങി.

അവളുടെ കണ്ണുകളിൽ അവൻ നോക്കി. സ്നേഹത്തിന്റെ ഒരു തിളക്കം…പിന്നെ ഏതോ കോണിൽ നിസ്സഹായതയുടെ…?
അവന്റെ കണ്ണുകളിൽ നോക്കാതെ അവൾ പറഞ്ഞു “നീ ഒരു പഴഞ്ചനാണ്. നമുക്ക് ഇനി….”
ബാക്കി ഒന്നും കേൾക്കാതെ അവൻ അവളുടെ കണ്ണുകളിൽ ഒന്ന് കൂടി നോക്കി…
അവിടെ ഒരു നനവ് മാത്രം!

ആ പഴഞ്ചൻ കഥയും അവൻ കീറി ചവറ്റുകൂട്ടയിലേക്ക് ഇട്ടു. ആരും ഒരു പഴഞ്ചൻ കഥയുടെ പരാതി പറയാതിരിക്കട്ടെ!

pic : google freelicensed.


Unplugged short version of ആറ്റുനോറ്റുണ്ടായൊരുണ്ണി song from the movie Saantham. I like this song a lot and just an attempt…..!

“Aatunottundayorunni – unplugged” on Smule: