Onam of 2017 Was very special to me .Our new born grandson (Madhav) made the event much memorable to us and besides the 60th onam of my life I was all set to celebrate beyond the shores of India .We didn’t raise early in the morning ,in stead as usual at 8 o’clock or so . Suju and Meera had laboured the day before to keep all vegetable cutting work done .Our Onam in America had only one item missing and it was arguably the plantain leaves .It all went off on a very gleeful note .