Kerala Floods 2018 and memories from 1924, 1962

Below memories are copied verbatim from the family history book written by Dr.C.C. Abraham: GLIMPSES OF THE CHATHOTH FAMILY HISTORY WITH CHARTS*, updated as on 01-07-2012, page-10. Book is only in private circulation. “1.06: The Great Floods of the Past The devastating floods of ’99 i.e. Kollavarsham 1099 (16-25 July 1924) caused heavy loss ofContinue reading “Kerala Floods 2018 and memories from 1924, 1962”

Christmas time Kerala – then and now

 Remembering Christmas past In Vallamkulam and Trichur, Kerala Seventies, eighties, nineties   The joyless carols that Nevertheless brought a cheer Handmade star lantern inside, And the drums “Boom, boom, tikitikitiki…”   The paper cards that arrived With handwritten notes Remembering, some bring a tear – The hands that wrote lovingly!   Cribs, songs, churches and,Continue reading “Christmas time Kerala – then and now”

Remembrance Prayer

“These are photos taken at the prayer meeting held in Ravi’s house on the 4th June on the occasion of Amma’s 100th birthday remembrance.” Message from Joseph Abraham. M.C. Mariamma (Pennamma), wife of C.I. Abraham, DB 04-04-1917, DD 24-05-2000. Survived by C.I. Jacob (Joy), Rachel Abraham (Susy), Leela Abraham (Leela), C.A, Thomas (Babu), Joseph AbrahamContinue reading “Remembrance Prayer”

Asha Foundation Feted for Outstanding Services in HIV/ AIDS in India

Dr. B.C. Roy National Award Winner 2010 is again feted, this time by Indian Union Health Minister, J.P. Nanda, on May 29th for outstanding services in the field of HIV/ AIDS in India. Picture below shows Dr. Glory Alexander receiving the award. Dr. C.C. Abraham, her uncle, says: ‘That is great and exciting news.” Congrats!