February 12, 2010


Chandamama Feb issue carried this glowing letter from a reader on Mister Muthu- I am flying!!
Pl catch an interview of Sowmya Rajendran at Saffron Tree- a really charmingly witty author.

Bt brinjal aside, I wish to state my concern that I hardly get to see Kamala oranges anymore. Ditto with Indian corn We found a few Kamlas yesterday and I was telling Anush their name, since she called them baby oranges, when she chuckled and said Kamala Narayanee Aditi?


The Print Lover said...

Tell us about Mr.Muthu. Is it a story series? You write all episodes? You must make a post on how it all started!

Artnavy said...

TPL- old readers know about Mister Muthu

u can catch the online stories from the link on the side bar- but they are published online post a 2 month lag and also are not in any particular order

i began writing it here on the blog and then soem kind people liked it and said it reminded them of a modern swami & friends

then a blogger recco this at Chandamama and they in turn accepted-

it has been going on for over a year now and i got an extension for another year!!

Choxbox said...

Mister Muthu was what drew me to your blog in the first place, long before Chandamama!

Choxbox said...

And the smile in the header is delish!

The Print Lover said...

Wow, Art. You must be a great time manager to pull off so many things :)

Will go read Muthu's adventures now..

Bhavana said...

Congrats Art. Have to agree with TPL :)

Geeta said...

I enjoy your blog so much that I came up with my own. Check it out when you get a chance.


The header picture is fab!!!

Artnavy said...

thanks chox!!

thanks all!

nanands said...

Well done... I think you should go beyond the extension of Muthu and think of a collection of your own.

Artnavy said...

Thanks appa !!

Usha said...

are you saying Kamala oranges are different from the Nagpur oranges we regularly find in the market? I didn't know this. What is the difference?
And why Narayanee?

Usha said...

And wow, super re: Mr.Muthu chronicles. Receiving praise from a child reader is the ultimate as they know no pretence.

Artnavy said...

hey ushaji- welcome here after a long while

we get californian oranges here in chennai with those stickers- uniform thick skinned ones you know?

hardly get kamala from anywhere

aditi's full name....
kamala- from navy's grandma narayanee- from narayan my grandpa and dad's names

on MM- yes - though the word choice of the reader seems rather adult or at least teenage maybe?

Unknown said...

Congrats Art!!! Aditi looks delectable :)