FAMILY NEWSLETTERS

In 1999, when I was 53 years old, I made my website which was my autobiography covering all aspects of my life. Though a total novice as far as websites were concerned, I learnt html coding and Javascript from the Net and started making the site. That experience gave me the confidence to start the family Newsletter.The Family Newsletter was first published by me in December 2000 from Mumbai. The Newsletter had completed nine and half years and 58 issues till July 2010 before I decided to take a break. The break was longer than I intended. It was restsrted from January 2017 and I published it till March 2018. With the advent of instant communication with WhatsApp family groups I felt the Family Newsletter had little role. And I was spending over twelve hours to bring out every issue.

The target audience for the Newsletter were all the members of Kamala-Srinivasan (my parents) and Jayalakshmi-Ranganathan (Amritha's parents) families. The initial issues had only family news, some photos and downloaded articles. Later many family members started contributing articles and I added puzzles, a Tamil section etc. Some issues had video links as well. The memorial issues after the death of Jayalaksmi Ranganathan (my mother-in-law) and Vanaja (my sister) had articles by almost all the family members. Similarly the Centenary publications of C.Srinivasan (my father) and T.Ranganathan (my father-in-law) had over 20 contributors each.

You can see the links for Issue No. 40 to 62 - February 2006 to March 2018. In every issue there are Family news, photos, interesting articles by me and a number of relatives, humour, crosswords, brain teasers, cryptoquip, cryptic crosswords, games and much, much more.

The issues from 1 - 39 were hosted in the free geocities site which folded up. Later Harish (my son) presented me a website (www.sparthasarathy.biz and www.sparthasarathy.com) in Yahoo Small Business. I am hosting all my output in this site for over 10 years. If you want to know all the sites I have created, here is a list with links.

my homesite,

memorial site for my nephews,

site on 108 Divyadesams,

my father's Centenary site,

அபாகு (அம்ருதா, பார்த்தசாரதி குறுக்கெழுத்து) - Cryptic crosswords in Tamil - Fillable with your QWERTY keyboard (Amritha & I compiled 140 crosswords before we stopped)

Fillable solution to crosswords in Economic Times - posted daily from Monday to Saturday

Fillable solution to crosswords in Sunday Times - posted every Sunday

and a few more and of course the Family Newsletters. The earlier issues of the Family Newsletter are in my hard disk and hopefully I will upload them some day.

Please go through as many issues of The Newsletter as you can and send your feedback to spchennai@gmail.com


S.Parthasarathy
30th November 2019

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Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 62 of March 2018

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 61 of July 2017 which was a Special Issue devoted to the Centenary of Shri T.Ranganathan (my father-in-law)

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 60 of April 2017

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 59 of January 2017

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 58 of July 2010 which was a Special Issue devoted to Shmt. J.Vanaja (my sister) who passed away on 27th June 2010

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 57 of April 2010

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 56 of January 2010

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 55 of October 2009

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 54 of August 2009

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 53 of April 2009

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 52 of February 2009

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 51 of November 2008 (which has a link to the Centenary Celebrations of Shri C.Srinivasan (my father) organised by his children and grandchildren - You can visit the site by clicking here.

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 50 of August 2008

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 49 of April 2008

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 48 of December 2007

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 47 of October 2007

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 46 of August 2007

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 45 of June 2007

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 44 of April 2007

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 43 of February 2007 which was a Special Issue devoted to the wedding of Harish (my son) with Archana on 1st December 2006

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 42 of December 2006 which was a Special Issue devoted to Shmt. Jayalaksmi Ranganathan (my mother-in-law) who passed away on 5th December 2006

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 41 of July 2006

Click here to read Family Newsletter Issue No. 40 of February 2006



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