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Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction

Really sorry--I have had to remove this post as it will soon appear in a book. Making it available online would have been very unfair to my publisher who has placed so much trust in me. I hope you enjoy the other posts as much as you enjoyed this one. A heartfelt thanks for your support and understanding.Thanks for continuing to read what I write.


  1. Hi PS
    A beautiful story... and a beautiful little girl!

    If you wrote a story of fiction, and put that in, no one would believe it, they would say it was too contrived. But when something like that actually happens, it seems to say so much about the universe, doesn't it?

  2. What a cutie she is!
    I've read about how sometimes a birth of a family member is simultaneous to the loss of another. Actually, I read that it sometimes happened with Scorpio babies but your little niece is a Libra (she could have a Scorpio ascendant though). The association is made because of the symbol of the phoenix, rising from the ashes and Pluto which is connected to new life after destruction.

    These coincidences have to be meaningful, one way or another, I think.

  3. What a nice coincidence...kind of like your dad did meet her, and sent her off with a kiss. She is full of angel dust for sure; what a beautiful smile and heavenly face on her.
    You are lucky to have her!!!
    So sorry about the fact that you lost your are right, it is unpredictable and so deeply sad. Nothing could have prepared you for it. I am sure your dad was a brilliant man, look at the wonderful daughter he raised.

  4. Sue: yes--so strange right? There are some really unexplained coincidences here.

    Devil Mood: i ahve to check out her ascendant.Incidentally my dad was a Scorpio.

    Gillian: Thank you my friend!Your words do bring comfort in a strange sort of way!

  5. wow amazing, spine-chilling PS!

    Congratts to the parents too!

    I was all teary seeing u recall ur dad's death. u know my dad died quite suddenly too. HUGZ!


  6. aah... lovely cuddly baby Gia is in Pune? :)

  7. aww..isn't she a darling?

    as for the was quite an eerie coincidence ..i really wouldn't have believed it otherwise...

    it must be comforting in a strange way to feel that perhaps...the two are connected in some way ?

    take care, suma

  8. Keshi: yes I know about your dad--and whenever I read your posts, they always strike a chord. It does change us in many ways--don't you think so? It makes us mature and serene, makes us value life and people more, and lets us know that sonmethings are just not worth wasting time on.

    Shruti: Yes, she is at the moment.

    Thinking aloud: yes--absolutely bizzare coincidence.Till sometime back, I couldn't even talk about it.Now I am strong enough to share it.

  9. Science can explain us the formation of cells, tissues, and the body..but certain things can't just be explained, isn't it? I've had few such experiences, and it really makes one think!

    Say "thakuchippuchilu" to the lil cutie on my behalf![Don't rack your brains trying to decipher what it is.Its comprehensible only to those having similar frequency as that of G& me :-P]

  10. she is sooooo cute....her smile is out of the world, Bhagawad Gita quotes that the soul of the deceased never dies, it just moves on to another body, I always feel that, after the loss of my dad, his soul has passed on to my son, who was born a yr after my dad's sudden death.

  11. Wow!!! I would never have believed it if someone were to tell me of such coincidences...but this is uncanny. And Gia sure looks like a blessing from your dad.
    Hugs to the little bundle

  12. Balu: It is such an uncanny coincidence--would love to hear your anecdotes.

    Priya:I don't know--Science does not have explanations for everything.But sometimes I think that if the soul story is true then do souls wander around till they enter a body?I really dont know--but a few hundred years back people were beaten to death for saying that the Earth is round.The point I am trying to make is that there are many unexplained things.

    Prats:Very right--had it not happened to me I wouldnt have believed it either--here it is supported by documents (birth and death certificates) and calendars can be checked and verified.So they are 'concrete facts'(Unlike someone just feeling something that cannot be verified)

  13. I want to believe the soul story, preethi....just because my dad loved my mom, me and my bro so much and we never slept without thinking abt him after all these yrs...also, my son is so similar to my dad, it might sound silly, but the way he sleeps(my son, like my dad, is a very light sleeper), he also sits like my dad!!! ofcourse, i dont have proof of all these now.

  14. Ps, make sure the baby doesn't read this post after 15 years:)

    I can imagine what will happen once she comes to know of this plesant coincidence (or fate or karma).

    "Athai...its not me who is asking for that 100 bucks, its your father from heaven...he owes some money to Indiran or Rambai...who knows"

    Then you got no choice :)

  15. Unbelievable...This is just amazing...The lil one surely has your dad's blessings...

    take care and enjoy ur days with this blessing in disguise!

  16. I got goosebumps as I kept reading and reading.. I could see this coming up, the way you were describing it.

    A similar thing, probably not as freaky happened to me when my Nana died 2 years ago Feb. so I totally understand where you are coming from.

    Thank you so much for sharing this story.

    And MashAllah your niece is beautiful :)
    -the other shru

  17. Priya: You know--I too WANT to believe it.I wish i was as convinced as you.I can see many resemblances between my niece and my dad.(esp so as she has just started talking now)But I attributed it to Genes.

    Wyvern: You know, I was telling my bro to put the Eco times paper(the stock prices section) in front of her and she'd point at which stock to buy! (Dad used to be an expert) Now, that would be better than waiting for 15 years!!

    Life begins: You know, till now I did not have the strength to share it--Kept nursing it like an unopened letter that you are excited about. Thanks for your kind words.

    The other shru:Shall mail you--want to add you on my reader.It is really incredble--some coincidences--and no way to 'explain' them except call them freaky coincidences.But when it happens to many, then one cannot ignore right?

  18. yeah..many times, truth is stranged than fiction. thnx for giving thsi lead, wil do a post some time later...

  19. xh: If you post it I'd love to read it.

  20. unbelievable!!!
    life is full of unexplainable surprises!!

    in myc ase, none dat i can recollect... but then me and my sis.. well we are separated by 5 yrs, 2 hrs and 14 minutes (dats right no weeks or days in here!!).. dats perhaps the most bizarre thing for us!!

  21. coincidences are part of life ..mine is in fact full of them :) May Godji bless you buddy !!

  22. Sam:Wow--Yor sis and you share a birthday! Coincidentally the difference between my husband and his sister is 5 years and 2 hours!(But they don't share a birthday as he was born just after 12)

    Golden Vulture: Thank you--and May God bless you too.

  23. Something abt this story left goose-bumps on me!But i blv in such stuff!n yeah...i blv in reincarnation!

    God Bless the li'l one :-)

  24. 14 more minutes.. adn it wud have been perfect coincidence!!

  25. Yeh we need to believe that. How can our loved ones leave us and go for ever? So they reincarnate in the same family :)

  26. mumm....some things cannot b explained...but it is too true not to believe...and since i have certainly seen such stuf.., its not unnatural...good to know that she is a gift to u all

  27. That must have been so weird to realize. The more you think about it I guess it feels more creepy. :)

    Btw.. she is very cute

  28. Pavi: i wish I could be as certain as you.

    Sam: Yes--very true!

    Dhanya:I hope to God you are right.

    Aathira:It was just an amazing coincidence and comforting in a strange sort of way.Oh yes--cuteness factor is very very high!(Biased aunt talking!!)

  29. She is a Cutie Pie!!! When I was about 2years old, (amma told me this story), amma with me, and her parents weere travelling in a car to Andhra where my father was with his father. My father's father was unwell then. On the way, the car had a nasty accident and all were injured except me! As I was thrown out of the car and landed on a stretch of thick grass which broke my impact and saved me even from a scratch. Later we supposedly managed to reach my grand-dad's place by bus only to get the news that HE had passed away. The time of HIS death was exactly the same as the accident. Till today amma says it was a rebirth to me, thanks to my grandpa. I really dont remember HIS face. But somehow love HIM. (we are an orthodox family and all these miracles mean a lot. I have many more-probably next time - All this from a MODERN Surgeon - Padadoxical - its true "Man cures GOD Heals")

  30. Excellent and interesting.
    In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen. May all beings be happy (Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu)

    The ancient Hindu philosophy of keepiing m


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