Here are three poyums (well, I’m sure that’s the way she’d spell it!) by KTB on a single sheet of paper,with her trademark spelling. The erth, the “gordon” (garden), and bees…
It was by sheer chance that I happened upon the sight. I’d gone to see “Court” at Max Mueller Bhavan, and the house was not only full, there was no way to enter! So my friends and I went to “Murugan Idly Shop”, and then walked back…and along a lane leading from the road on which we were walking, we saw a blaze of light. Though we were initially hesitant to walk in with our footwear, we found others doing so, and then went right up to the temple. We found the ground alight with lamps. Nearby was a newly constructed kalyani, which was also set about with lamps. The two goddesses of the temple, Mari Amman and Savari Amman had their Utsava Moorthis out in replesendent procession: I took a quick shot of one of the idols inside, through the thronging crowds. Prasada was being distributed. As we watched, the event wound down, with the lamps slowly flickering out. We resumed our walk towards our bus stop, facing the beautiful full moon.
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For many years, I’ve missed this event in Bangalore as I was always out of town. But this time, when my friend