Raichur to Tanuku and back!! – our first Deepavali!

Ok guys, we are here again with updating you some news and how we spent our first Deepavali!

During mid October, we had a visit (unfortunately, not a very pleasant except the main event we went for) to Raichur. Oh! The climate was absolutely worse! (but yes, better than Chennai weather during May!!). Anyway, we have no intention to visit this place ever again unless if some of you have any occasion!

Well, we had been there to celebrate White Cane Safety Day at Shri. Manik Prabhu Academy for the Blind, Raichur. The event was superb! The energy shown by the students (tiny kids) was awesome. They walked for about 10 KMs on sunny morning (Hema and I were tired indeed!) There were some good suggestions given to the RTO and District Disability officer that includes, all the traffic staff should be sensitized towards people with disabilities and license holders should be informed the tips to help people with disabilities. While District Disability officer mentioned that he would endeavor to bring in necessary funds from the central and state governments to support people with disabilities with all necessary assistive gadgets.

Ok, that was about Raichur. Towards the end of October, we all seen the festival of lights – Yes, belated happy Diwali to all of you! We had combined celebrations. Prior to Diwali, we had been to Muramalla, a village in East godavari District (thanks to Gopalam tata garu) and took part of in Shri. Badrakali Samethe Veereswari Swami‘s Kalyanam. It was a nice temple. Kalyanam started around 6:30 pm and went on till about 9:00 pm that includes pavalimpu seva etc. And yes, we haven’t missed Paaduta Teeyaga program on ETV!!!

Now, Diwali – we had a great time with lights, Hema’s mom and light crackers! It would have been much fun and enable us to spend time at ground floor of the apartment, if all neighbors think of playing light crackers. Let’s hope that for next year! We can’t forget yumnmy pulihora and Rava kesari we had!!

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Let us know what you all been up to… Until then,

Love,
-HemaVasu

Our upcoming travel plans!

Lesson that I have learnt recently is that either we need to plan our travel plans at least 2 to 3 months in advance or else, forget about them. It’s absolutely waste to keep any hopes on getting tickets in Tatkal except we are as lucky as my sis-in-law Deepthi!! I know, who the credit should go to.

Hence, I have decided, going forward, it’s always better to make our plans well in advance and below are some of our plans for this last quarter in 2012.

We will be at Raichur on 15th and 16th October, 2011 to participate in International White Cane Day at Shri. Manik Prabhu Academy for the Blind. Then we shall see surroundings and take a train back on 16th October, night.

We will be at Tanuku from 25th to 27th October, on the eve of Deepavali. Come on… let’s have a colorful but safe Deepavali.

Then we will be at Trivendrum from 12th to 14th November to participate in a conference plus a short trip to Kanyakumari etc.

And yes, again, we will be at Tanuku from 4th to 6th December, 2011. I know, some of you will meet us at Tanuku, but if any of you happens to be at other places like Trivendrum etc, do feel free to say hello! It would be a nice catch up.

Yet to plan trips are our annual holiday at the end of December 2011 and for Sankranthi in January 2012. Stay tuned!!

By the way, Wishing you all a very happy Dussarah! I used to enjoy a lot during my school time. Will write a blog post about my festive experiences separately!

Love,
-Vasu

Our vision

It’s been long time, we have been trying to work with different organizations and individuals to see if we can partner with them to run an accessibility business; yes, business, we don’t believe accessibility as a charity activity and in fact, clients do get benefit from business prospective.

Two such attempts have been failed and we have just started third attempt together with a fourth attempt. Since, these attempts are with someone we know, that they care about, we trust, we would be able to start a successful venture.

All that we are trying to do is to create new opportunities and awareness in the area of accessibility.

As a start, we would soon, announce, accessibility classes at Bangalore and then, they would spread across. We believe, it’s time, that there is more need and opportunities in accessibility industry and we like most people benefit from this. We see, there is huge employment opportunities for all in general and especially, for people with disabilities.

Please wish us all the best and do write to us, if you would like to partner with us or spread the word around.

Thanks in advance,
HemaVasu