Remember those series of posts I did over a month ago about my sister going to Chennai and what I should ask her to bring me? Well, she finally got home about two weeks ago, and then came to visit me this weekend and hand deliver everything. So I am reporting back to you all!
I’ll start slow, with the “grown-up” books. You know, the fancy autobiographies and academic studies and interviews and stuff.
Now, notice over in the corner the slightly less respectable and academic books? Yeah, I also got a good haul of comic books. I am super excited about Brave Women of India! And also, of course, Bahubali.
Also in the corner, you probably caught a glimpse of the DVDs. Not as many DVDs as there could have been, because they are impossible to find! My poor sister went to 9 stores in total, in 2 different cities, including one mall that was really sketchy and her driver didn’t really want her to go there, and conscientiously handed over the enter list to every DVD store, and all they could find were these. I am excited about Thiruda Thiruda in my quest to complete the Ratnam filmography. And, of course, I am happy to have DVDs of Spadikam, Annmariya, and the others I have already seen and loved.
And then there’s Bahubali. Which is its own separate category. The book, as I knew.
Also, a surprise! My sister got 4 of these, my parents got the other two and she is keeping one for her household.
And finally, the greatest gift of all, which you probably saw in the background of the other photos, THE SWORDS!!!! Which were carefully carried from India all the way to America to a conference, then home from the conference, then from her home to mine.
And not only that, she preserved the relevant parts of the packaging!
No joke, I am planning to take the swords and the packaging to a professional frame place and have them put together a shadow box display arrangement.
Oh, and then one more finale. The thing that was easy to find, but very very expensive, and also very very large and heavy to be taken from India to a conference to home and then back to my place.