Beyond the Headlines – Salvation Army Canada

Christian journalist Molly Thomas uses her skills to raise awareness of injustice and suffering.
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Tani, the 8-year-old Nigerian chess prodigy

“Tani has an aggressive style of play, and in the state tournament the coaches, watching from the sidelines, were shocked when he sacrificed a bishop for a lowly pawn. Alarmed, they fed the move into a computer and it agreed with Tani, recognizing that the gambit would improve his position several moves later.

Valentines Day Musings 2019

Valentine’s Day musings (not a forward). Two lessons from bible, and my musings, rather!


“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Lots of people think wife should submit to husband, and strangely, most of those who do also act out as if they submitted to their wives. Remember Boban & Molly cartoons of the 70s, where the character of Chettan is always afraid of the dictatorial Chedathy!


“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Most people like myself think it is my priorities that the wife should adapt to, or vice versa. WRONG!

Building one another up is a lifelong journey, and either partner should do equally towards the other. This includes support for his/ her passions, careers, achievements, disappointments, including finding the time and energy to do so, and even publicly showing the support.

Both verses jumped out from this book.

Any thoughts?

Memories from 1955 Photo

Me: Third in the middle row is C.I.Abraham (Valooppan), my grandfather C.I. Chandy’s lookalike!


Some more memories arising from the group photo! Front sitting first right is PO Koshy the well known owner of the most reputed Parade Cafe in the cant.In the Bangalore Cant area and city too their brand was the topmost in quality and service.The idea for a bakery was motivated by the

success of Koshy’s.And sitting row first from left is Mr CE George ,Manager of the CLS Press in the Brigade road, the best in Blore then.He was

a well qualified Printing Technologist of yore.The Holy Bible used to be printed there in many languages

for the Bible Society of India.

It was the motivation of Mr CE George that led Valloppan to choose Printing

Technology for Babu for his professional studies in the reputed SJ Polytechnic in Banhalore.Will Babu please see.He may not be

aware of how he landed in this field.! Pl recall that he was with the Birla group in their

Advertising and Sales Promotion Co.Is Babu seeing this post?


St. Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral, Bangalore- Platinum Jubilee

St. Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral
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Copied below, messages from whatsapp:

Jossychayan : 19th evening there was felicitation by Bava Thirumeni for priests who served the church, erstwhile office bearers and senior citizens(above 75 years). Susymama and Leelamama were among them.

Abuchayan: For those who are not aware , In 1943 first service was conducted in Bangalore at St. Paul’s church in Shivajinagar next to Bowring Hospital and later the service was conducted at Holy Trinity Church on M G Road before it finally got its own church at Hosur Road . Daddy was one of the earlier members when he came to bangalore in the same year 1943.


Abu, Jossy

Thanks for the news and the pics.Glad to know that Sucy and Leela were felicitated on this great occasion.

Glimpses of the early history of the MOC churches in BLRE are mentioned in our Family History.Kindly take a look. The details were provided by l Joy after research.


We could not gather enough members compared to the Tamil congregation who had more members so Trinity church went to the Tamilians CSI church members ….hence the Hosur Road Church set up.


Thanks Ravi for the nice puctures of historical value,

felivcitating Susy and Leela on the occasion of the Platinum jubilee.And the well preserved archival pic of the

Church Management Committee of 1955 with our Valliappan as a member.!!Thank you Abu for the first series of the

Jubilee pics.Shibu , thanks to you for the post in the cvf website.Myself and Joy were witnesses to the church events in the fifties! Some of the committee members are known to me.

When the MOC Services started in 1943 at the St Paul’s church , the Vicar Rev Fr MP Mathews( Modasseryil Achen) was deputed from the Balanoor Estates and paid by them for long.At this members then and the maintenance cost for prohibitive for them.That is history!