My Sister The Author.



My sister Padmini Natarajan is a story-teller, poet, columnist, blogger, editor and journalist contributing to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites. She has specialized as a Culinary Editor and explored the lives and kitchens of the Tanjore and Palghat Brahmins and contributed content and edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. She won the Gourmand Special Jury Award in Paris in 2009 as co-author of Classic Tamil Brahmin Cuisine. She has been a teacher and worked in the field of Education in various capacities.

Her other passion was acting on Tamil and English stage and in Indian cinema, ads and TV. She is a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff, a music maniac who listens to Golden Oldies and has a strong Facebook presence. Nowadays she is an armchair activist and world traveller from the safety of her home. She is exploring spiritual enlightenment through Vedanta. Her blog site is


She has just added another feather to her cap by publishing CROSSROADS a collection of  stories from South India.

Can you sense how proud of my sister I am?


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28 Responses to My Sister The Author.

  1. “Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.”
    ― Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural
    Here it is a brother and sister!!

  2. tammy j says:

    yes i can sense how proud of her you are!
    i watched her cooking lessons videos with delight.
    and now i’ll be even more interested in her journey with enlightenment!
    thank you rummy.
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  3. Ursula says:

    Yes, I can sense how proud you are of your sister. Well done her.

    However, and it is a question which often pops into my mind when people say they are “proud of …” because of some measurable achievement: What if someone just kicks a few stones along the dusty road of their life without much accolade bestowed on them by others? How would you define your feelings about/for them when there is nothing to be particularly “proud of”? Does not giving someone a reason to be “proud of” you make you a lesser being? Serious question.

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    • Dun-Na-Sead says:

      feelings for those kicking a stone: love and sadness- they are wasting the talent given them. “Lesser beings”: Mother theresa, Abraham Lincoln, Jonas Salk, those who volunteer as firefighters, doctors, disaster aid, etc etc.

    • I know quite a few like that Ursula. In fact, I am one myself. I am quite proud of them as well as myself. I enjoy being of that class that has only leisure.

  4. I’m happy for both of you. 🙂
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  5. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    Congratulations on Crossroads, Padmum.

  6. Mother says:

    Well, I guess you should be proud! Just for the record…sisters are the best…I have lots of them.
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  7. Linda P. says:

    What wonderful accomplishments.

  8. shackman says:

    Another windmill bites the dust!
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  9. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    No prouder brother, is there?
    I will visit your sister’s blog, with pleasure (as I seek to learn more and more about your lovely country and its beautiful people).

    Wishing many more successes to Padmini :D!


  10. Cathy in NZ says:

    definitely you are proud as punch 🙂

  11. How the heck have you gone this far with blogging and I’m just learning you have a sister, and such an accomplished one? I’d be proud also! 🙂
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  12. Sivakumar T says:

    You have every right to be proud about your sister and her achievements. After all, she is YOUR sister and there is no way that she could not be an achiever. Prayers to my Lord Kartikeya for her good health and happiness.

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