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Aug 26, 2009

Cancer Institute Foundation presents SAARAL

Hi friends, it's been at least a couple of months since my last post. Even though I have not posted any, I've been following everyone's post through feeds in bloglines. I've not been doing well of late. I am recovering from a shoulder (arthoscopic) surgery which I had a month back and I am now religiously doing the physio therapy exercises. I am hoping to be back to normal in a month or two from now. Meanwhile, just wanted to say hi to you all.

I want to thank all my friends and family who really pitched in when we needed help like cooking for us and as well taking care of my daughter while I needed rest. I know you will all be reading this post. Mere words are not enough to thank you all for the help and support rendered when in need. I really appretiate it and a big thanks to you all.

I am in complete rest now. The 'food' part, we are able to manage. My husband cooks, we cater food from my friend, plus, my family, friends and neigbors cook for us, sometimes we go to restaurants...It's quite natural to think of our folks in India, when we are not doing well. But, since I have all my friends and family here helping us, I really don't feel too homesick. Thank you Subha (my SIL), SRK (my relative), and ALL my friends. I am really blessed.

I have always been a big fan of few games like master minds, reversi etc. I found an awesome site (a neat single page website), where you can play all these games for free. I'ts a website called specially dedicated for challenging mind games. Very neat. Since, I can move my wrist now, I have been playing Rush Hour, Master minds, Reversi etc. Really challenging mind games. Try it and you'll love it, but don't blame if you get addicted.

My friend Shoba, an active volunteer for CIF (Cancer Institute Foundation) sent me a mail regarding the upcoming event in Bay area. Details below.

CIF (Cancer Institute Foundation) is having a spectacular event "SAARAL" this year on SEPT 12 in the SF Bay area. There will be a Tamil light music show by "Eastern Winds", an upcoming bay area troupe and also dances by the well known dance group "Mona Sampath Dance Company" also known as "Naach".

To know more about the event, you can find the poster here. Tickets cost just $15 each and are available on line here.

CIF in USA mainly raises funds for the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai , which is led by Dr. Shanta as the Chairman. All the doctors in the institute are dedicated to giving free cancer care to poor patients. The proceeds from this show will directly go to the institute and mainly towards the Mobile Clinic , where doctors travel in Vans to various villages, helping create awareness , thereby preventing and also treating people if the needs arise.To know more about CIF, please visit

I really miss the blogsphere which is in full swing now, with many many events, many many new comers, many many recipes. I 've been bookmarking quite a few recipes and am praying to come back to normal soon and try those recipes one by one. Okay friends, I'll take leave here. My shoulder is not co-operating. It needs rest. Bye all of you. See you all in my next post hopefully in a month or two. Take care all of you.