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Hello friends,
Thanks a lot for visiting our space.Let me introduce ourselves to u all.I am Ramalingam, a retired executive officer from Salem Steel Plant ( SAIL).My wife Thiripura Sundhari is my home maker.I live at Salem(Tamilnadu)with my wife.My son Sendhil is married & settled in Bangalore.My daughter Rajeshwari is married & settled at Chennai.We have a lovely grand daughter of my son & handsome grandson of my daughter.We mostly spend time with them whenever possible.My daughter Rajeshwari & my Daughter-in-law Chitra are running food blogs namely Rak’s Kitchen & Chitra’s Food Book.I am happy they are doing a good job in publishing our family’s traditional recipes in their blogs.My wife is well versed in drawing kolam & it has become her favourite hobby.Actually we got married in 1977.My wife took the responsibility of running the family from my mother.She has taken care of my parents very well till their last breathe.As we were residing near the school we  used to provide our children  good  nutritious fresh lunch during their school days right from LKG TO HIGH SCHOOL.My wife looked after them well so that they attended classes regularly  & studied well.After our son's & daughter's marriage, we help them too in possible ways to run their family & they are looking after us very well.We started this Kolam blog based on my daughter & Dil's Suggestion.In our Hindu culture, there are different Kolams for different festivals.These are traditionally transferred from their mothers to their daughters.In this blog,we 'll provide all types of kolams drawn  by my wife in a detailed manner.I am not well versed in drawing patterns using software.So i will be just capturing my wife's drawings using my digital camera and share the same here.
Hope it will be useful for people who are interested in drawing kolams/Rangoli.Thanks for taking time to read about us.Keep visiting this blog.Have a nice day !

Thanks !
B.Ramalingam

14 comments:

  1. Its very nice, I am happy to say I am big fan of rak kitchen&chitra food bank.Ur family teaching our traditionsl foods & kolams its great. Keep on rocking. Its really superb

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    1. Thank u sankar saranya :) Keep visiting our blogs :)

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    2. well i should say this is a blog family.. :) but atlast i found a blog for rangoli in Raji's website....
      thanks & kudos to the whole family keep blooging & keep rocking...

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  2. Everything is clearly explained. A fantastic job by you and amma. Keep inspiring

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  3. Nice Job... Good lokking Kolams.. Go ahead.. I too like kolams very much.

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  4. Hello uncle. I frequently visit n try recipes from ur daughter's blog rakskitchen n i follow ur dil's chitra's blog chitrasfoodbook too once in a while. Not only did their recipes n cooking inspire me but also i was inspired by such a close knit family they are. I really like the cute family stories that ur daughter raji shares. And i really admired that fact that all parents n parents in law n sis in law, co sisters, bros in law were forming such a friendship. That quality is really hard to find these days. I had a huge respect for u n aunty n ur family as a whole n now after reading abt aunty's love forbir parents, it brings tears in my eyes n am happy that such families still exist in our society. My mom herself was loved by her mother in law more than a daughter as she took gud care of my paati. When i got married , the lesson she gave me was to treat in laws equal to parents. I felt that hardly any family exists that inculcate such family values to their children esp daughters but after knowing abt ur family am really happy. Sorry for such a long boring comment but i have spoken my heart here

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  5. Excellent sir and madam! Thank you so much!

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  6. Sir
    Really ur wife hands are doing magic
    When I was young kolam is one of my hobby.
    Later due to work and family I lost my interest
    On seeing this iam motivated
    Thanks to you sundari amma
    And chitra food blog is my all time favorite

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  7. Sir
    Really ur wife hands are doing magic
    When I was young kolam is one of my hobby.
    Later due to work and family I lost my interest
    On seeing this iam motivated
    Thanks to you sundari amma
    And chitra food blog is my all time favorite

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  8. great blog is this...very talented amma..

    happy to follow ...

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  10. Dear uncle,I used to follow ur blog for kolams for all occasions since very long and today only I was curious on ur about-me page and was very glad to know about your family,Penn oru kudumbathai uyarthval,hats off to aunty,more over I was also surprised to know raks kitchen and chitra's cook book are from your family,simply superb because on daily basis these three are open on my tabs,great inspiration all of you are

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  11. Thanks for all the great blogs. It is a real boon to people who have lost the link to their roots in this busy world. You writings and teachings will serve to be great reference for future generations to come. Keep up the good work. God bless all.

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