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Microblog Mondays 7 – Flying High


The slump in the number of posts here, and the blogger’s visit to her own site notwithstanding, she is here today to tell you of Flight, and the magic it has lent to a certain young man, with whom she remembers, she visited, (he a schoolboy, she being a college going girl) an Aircraft Display/Exhibition at the Jalahalli Airport way back, maybe thirty plus years ago! 🙂


(Click on the picture to read the full article at The Hindu website – Tamil Nadu edition)

That young lad is my younger brother, now Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody, who has been featured on this blog too, here (LINK) and here (LINK), before The Hindu paper caught up with him 😀 😀 . He has to be one of the most upright and generous souls on Earth I know of. As  idealistic and principled as he is, which makes him a sort of revered figure ( a terror too, which kind of runs in the family, with his elder brother and sister purported to be so too 😛 😛 ), he’s just as playful and audaciously witty, quite apart from being the best amateur professional baker I know; the pictures he sends of croissants, dinner rolls, glazed buns, cupcakes, all with awesome frosting, and the bread pizza… good gawd… he is rather well… AWESOME!

He’s a pilot, who takes you on his flight, in word pictures he creates, simplifying the thermodynamics, telling you of constellations (I shall never forget the Orion 🙂 the hunter, the points, the belt!), cloud patterns and contours, and oh so very very much! This recognition as was his taking charge of his earlier squadron, in my very personal opinion, and that of my father 😀 , nothing to do with the red tape and bureaucracy please note, has been long in its arrival!

As the CO of the INS Rajali, he continues to take the Air Station to greater heights, while he trims, tacks, rolls, and soars with the grace only he is capable of. The words that come from him are worth their weight in gold, and I don’t think we do them that honour enough; I hope more will now 🙂 🙂

Godspeed Vinu; You’re simply the best!

26 January, 2015

Another 26 January brought this, to my elder brother 🙂 (LINK)

Written for Microblog Mondays 🙂 Click on the picture to see what it is about 🙂


Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

11 thoughts on “Microblog Mondays 7 – Flying High

  1. Good to know that patriotism truly runs in your whole family!!
    I can see the proud elder sister’s happiness! 😀

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  2. What a great tribute to your brother. I hope he reads this and gets to see how proud you are of him.

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  3. AWESOME mam… I am always in awe of the people serving in services the yare the REAL HEROS.. my regards to your brother for making everyone proud

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  4. This is so awesome….a perfect post for today !! Kudos to your brother !! Admire the various traits especially that of baking 😛
    Its a happy moment for a sister and many hugs to you on this 🙂

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  5. Congratulations to your brother! and accomplishments are all the sweeter when we have our family’s pride and support.


  6. Such a lovely tribute to your brother.


  7. Superb! Many congratulations Usha Di. This is definitely a very proud moment. 🙂


  8. Congratulations! I am so glad for you and our family, Usha. (And also for the fact that this brought you back to Microblog Mondays)
    I say, baking too, apart from knowing all about stars and being witty. Nothing short of a ,WOW! 😀


  9. He is great! Congratulations to the whole family, Usha! The whole family is unique!


  10. Congratulations and congratulations again:) Your pride shines through. Can just about imagine how you must be feeling when you heard the news.
    Hopped over and read about the older brother’s laurels too. God! What a feeling Ushus!
    You have an awesome family. touchwood. Stay blessed and may those moments of pride be forever more.


  11. I had noticed this article and remembered you on seeing the sirname but then figured maybe it was just a coincidence!

    Hearty congrats! 🙂 Your post shows just how proud you are of you brother! 🙂

    May God Bless You All ALWAYS! 🙂 🙂

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