SRC is a quaint place in a beautiful part of the city Which is. Jayassee ma’am calls the third place. Coming from Delhi where for me find an uninterrupted shelter of time for ‘riyaaz’ is likely, this place was just perfect for what we musicians call ‘Chintan and Manan’ – reflection. And that is exactly what I did here. Long uninterrupted hours of ‘riyaaz’, working on my research paper and meaningful interactions with Dr Jayasree ma’am Who was very generous with her input and intellectual guidance.
I have to mention our lovely short trips to Kanyakumari ( enjoyed the company of the very warm Dr Sreedevi ) and Kottayam organised by the team of sumyukta, as also the movie poniyanselvan that we watched together.
As I reflect upon my month-long write-in-residence fellowship, I carry back memories of relaxed work, love and wealth. special mention genial Jobin Who manages the office and was my Tamil-speaking partner. It was great meeting the energetic As Sonya Nair but missed meeting kukku perhaps something for me to come back for!!
Rama Sundar Ranganathan