About Me


Am Rads.

Another blogger with one too many facets that I think are too cool to *not* share with the world. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I write about whatever catches my fancy at – Tunneling Thru’ย – ย ย  Started off in 2005 in Blogger, then WordPress and since a couple of years here at my own space. ย I like what I write here. This has been my safe haven and a comfort for many days and years and events that happen(ed) in my life. This is probably the most Ive vested in, after my children.

Then there is a small collection of fictional experiments that are now found labeled under Fablesย 

I have a collection that are being honed for public viewing in a better format soon. That’s all am allowed to say ๐Ÿ™‚

Am also a picture-crazy trigger-happy person and I like to put up certain pictures I click and have something to say on, apart from what it speaks for itself. Modest Nikon d60 user who’sย just begun to take herself a little more seriously. I love the camera and what my eyes see through it. There’s a collection on my photo blog here, where I combine my love for both writing and the picture. Then there is the Flickr collection ย and also a very incompleteย public album sets on Facebookย 

Also bitten by the camera on the iPhone, and so the collection on Instagramย is here.

I have felt strongly about girl power and the many amazingly ordinary woman who possess extraordinary grit and power to make a difference in their lives and in others. I showcase on a fortnightly basis a peek into their lives and you can catch them all here on my blog: So, what’s her story.ย 

I also run a fortnightly newsletterย . Sign up here if you’d like?ย 

I have been freelancing awhile now and am taking it to the next step and putting it out here on the blog as well. I am available to write guest posts and reviews and similar writing assignments. Please note that I will accept only assignments that I feel are in tune with my principles and not all that come my way have been accepted before or will.

Just a disclaimer ๐Ÿ™‚

Contact me for further conversation via email: rads.kowthasATgmail.com or just use the contact form here.

Social Media:

Click on my picture above and it will take you to my About.Me page

(continue to scroll down to see how this page has evolved)


Updated July 2011

Am all of the below, more of a few and less of some other few, and then I’ve added on a few and that’s how we grow. ย Was away for the longest time, and it scared me recently that perhaps I would have lost this part of me, and maybe I have to an extent, but am holding on to what I own and have, and so back here.

If you do want to read me, start with the tags or Pages – Funnies, and then Life.

Here’s a comprehensive link guide to all things Rads on the internet.


It is always a pleasure to hear back, so make your presence felt. You do matter. Everyone does.


3rd September 2007

A mommy, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a good friend, a safe confidant, an entertainer, a kid at heart, a dancer, a nut occasionally, a sleuth, a chatterbox, a busybee, an artist, a designer, a fighter, an occasional nerd, a curious cat, a ranter, a planner, a manager, a fashionista on demand, a chef, a muse, an enthusiast, a gigglepot, a girl, a healer, a zealot, an admirer, a reader, spontaneous, high-spirited, sensual, passionate.

Simply put

Just your average woman.


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  • Reply dom September 19, 2007 at 5:10 am

    hi…kindly drop by my read…the latest one please…and tell me what does Dusty have to do next…: )

  • Reply dom September 19, 2007 at 5:12 am

    holy mother of god…i read your last post after i asked you to drop by…..don’t bother now….jeez…it will evince no such ‘superlative’ words for sure….oopsie daisies…: (

  • Reply rads September 19, 2007 at 9:51 am

    dom – will do! Oh please, relax ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply shadowypilgrim September 19, 2007 at 10:05 am

    You have set the average woman bar a little too high!

  • Reply Veena September 19, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    average woman and so many things… I wonder how would a super woman be then ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply rads September 19, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Veena – Aren’t we all super women? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was just being “modest” on behalf of us all :-p

  • Reply some body September 19, 2007 at 6:29 pm


    that’s it – now i need to redefine an average man ;-).

    – s.b.

  • Reply Veena September 20, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Rads, Did December stud read this page ? I can expect one blog post relating this topic about being super women..

    s.b – hmm, Is your about page on the blog updated with the definition of average man ?

  • Reply rads September 20, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Veena – No clue if studman read it, but sure looks like something he’d gladly take off on ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Laksh January 18, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I saw your post on the snow and could relate to what you say ๐Ÿ™‚ Yet to dig through your archives…

  • Reply bibomedia.com March 5, 2008 at 12:25 pm


  • Reply Apar March 7, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    omg! this is average?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just ended up on this blog through tag surfer…now am going through the archives ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Ok March 11, 2008 at 12:40 am

    “32,397 hits since September ’07”

    Have you tried google ads? Your hubby could retire:).

  • Reply rads March 11, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Ok: ..and why would I want that? So that he’d sit at home and I continue to roast in the kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Apar: Of course it is average. We all have it in us ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply My3 March 25, 2009 at 9:31 pm

      Hmm… In my house it would be::

      WOT? I now have to serve breakfast AND lunch :-D, since dinner I have to make.

      • Reply rads March 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

        lol, I know. Weekends are the most difficult to avoid! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Sukhi March 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    its great that all the women are super-women, makes *some* of our tasks easier, as guys.

  • Reply Apple March 30, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Rads,

    Thanks for visiting my blog..’ve blogrolled you…

  • Reply rambodoc April 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Hi, I am sorry for being late in responding to your kind comment. But then that is me. Among the various things you are, you forgot to add “sentimental poet”!

  • Reply rads April 24, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    doc: lol, bad timing, I assure you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Initial-M June 7, 2008 at 2:48 am

    nice blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply rads June 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Thnku M ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dhyuthi June 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    gr8888 blog… Just love the way you write

  • Reply zeppelin June 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    aaha, nee(ngalum)yum thamizha? ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for dropping by… and of course added your blog to my google-reader.

    and no worries about the nee/nga confusion… nee is definitely fine.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dhyuthi June 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    hey.. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and ofcourse for the advice.. I think now I can bug you for any advice (ofcourse meeru emi anukokapothe)

  • Reply rads June 12, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Dhyuthi: Advice ivvadaniki ki em bhagyam. Bangaram kaadukada? ๐Ÿ˜›
    Jokes apart, yea, just be yourself. No one else is gonna do you favors no? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Zeppelin: lol, yea, am a cat on the wall. I jump to either side (telugu/tamil)according to situation or whoever is nicer to me ;-p

  • Reply monsterbox June 12, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    average… ha.

  • Reply Swaps June 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Rads,
    Must you start your introduction with ‘A mommy, a wife’?

    (I understand you have listed roles in order of importance….but I must admit those two words kinda turn-off ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply rads June 20, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Swaps: Mommy and wife are turn off roles? :O

    Thinking back, I jotted stuff down randomly, not priority based as that would mean that am hardly passionate, which cannot be far from the truth!
    Each role or character plays out on demand accordingly. I have my identity intact, no confusion there ๐Ÿ™‚

    monsterbox: But of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply swaps September 4, 2008 at 10:42 am

    OK I will say it…you have beautiful eyes. Call it what you may, somehow I couldn’t accept you were already a mom ๐Ÿ™‚

    Btw, I liked this too : “a sleuth”

  • Reply rads September 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Swaps: Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Well, if it’s any consolation, I don’t accept it much myself! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yep, sleuth I am.. Love a good mystery.

  • Reply Niyaz September 4, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Lost ur blog address bfre months ,landed here again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply swaps September 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for consoling ๐Ÿ™‚
    You may add one more quality…you are ‘a sport’.

  • Reply haishadow October 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Not an avg woman,u luk lik a superwoman!

  • Reply haishadow October 13, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Just shadow me on by blog….

  • Reply usha October 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    wow.. you are everything… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply rads October 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    usha: o no! I am not everything at all. I can be a bit of everything at different times. All women are.

    Haishadow: Yes, I do, and my reply to usha holds for you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Narain October 31, 2008 at 6:02 am

    came here through wheelsandrevs.com

  • Reply buddy December 3, 2008 at 8:57 am

    just read your book reviews, and kinda discovered your blog..wow!

  • Reply rads December 3, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    buddy: Thanks for the wow. I really ought get back to reading and then writing down what I thought *sigh

    Narain: ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Remya December 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    hey rads…Im Remya, a new follower to your blog… you gota nice space here… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Remya February 13, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    You have been tagged :


  • Reply Michael Tim February 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    I love your site! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  • Reply Nikhil March 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Display the comment milestone badge! Display the comment milestone badge! Display the comment milestone badge! Display the comment milestone badge! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Poonam March 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Hey, I came about here to tell you about The MovieManiax Awards initiative to recognise Hindi movies ’08. Nikhil, above, is the official publicist for this initiative. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Please vote here and have your say: http://moviemaniax.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/voting-open-for-the-moviemaniax-awards-2008/

    Also, please help us spread the word. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Vikas Gupta March 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    hello, great blog! Was attracted by your ‘dark circles’ on Solilo’s blog!

    My! My! so popular this blog; so many comments! I have submitted a quick review on blogged too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Expect me after nov. ; presently very busy (and please poke me If I don’t show up). Thanks.

  • Reply Mrunalini April 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    This is a great blog and I like the way you write. I have added you on blogroll of my blog. Check it out sometime

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  • Reply Pearls May 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    You write very well. I have just blog rolled u. Hope that is ok?

  • Reply Ms Taggart August 3, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Beautifully written.. and you call yourself an average woman! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blogrolled you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Amol Naik August 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Great weblog!

    Fun to read. I guess, I’ll be a regular on this space..

    Keep us posted with good stuff (and food…)

  • Reply anigalla.net August 18, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Good work! like the uniqueness everywhere i.e., title, tag line, content, profile..

  • Reply anigalla.net August 18, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Good work! liked the uniqueness everywhere i.e., title, tag line, content, profile..

  • Reply ~uh~โ„ข August 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    ‘Just your average woman’
    Must be a weighted average ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply rads August 19, 2009 at 8:51 pm

      heh, you surely don’t want me going the descriptive statistics way. Trust me ;-P

  • Reply overacuppachaii August 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    And I thought I was the average woman ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve blogrolled you.

    • Reply rads August 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you, and yes, you know you’ve done all of those right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sreenivas September 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

    You are amazing..just one post…I became a fan to your amazing attitude and thought process. Very nice to meet you.

  • Reply Gyanban September 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Are the averages “mean”?

  • Reply Nick October 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I was curious what it would take to get a text link on your blog saying something like โ€œTungsten Wedding Bandsโ€ or โ€œTungsten Wedding Ringsโ€ with a hyperlink to our site (www.tungstenringsonline.com).ย  We are a relatively new company and we are currently trying to improve our page ranking on Google.ย  We operate on a small budget, and we would be more than willing to give you a tungsten ring from our site in exchange for a link.ย  Let me know if this would be something that you would be interested in.ย  Thanks for any help you can give us.
    Thank You
    Tungsten Rings Online

    • Reply rads October 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm

      Nick, I usually don’t trade links and am not interested in a link back or traffic, am good where I am, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      However, there’s a frankness and a politeness in your request, and I liked that. So one of these days I’ll go ahead and link your site up if I write a post on marriage and stuff? Would that suffice?

  • Reply Phil Davies December 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm


    My name is Phil Davies from mytrafficgoals.com which is a search engine optimization company. While carrying out some searches today I came across your website kowthas.wordpress.com and wanted to contact you to discuss the possibility of an indirect link exchange.

    A client of mine has engaged my services to improve their website’s search engine rankings by exchanging links with sites like yours. Your website’s search engine ranking can also benefit from the exchange and there is no cost at all to you as my client is paying me for my services.

    If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Phil Davies
    Search Consultant – My Traffic Goals
    e: phil@mytrafficgoals.com

  • Reply mythreeangels November 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Aah! All in a day’s work for the ‘average’ superwoman! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Omkar January 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Hey, fb and twitter links broken. kindly update so we may follow.

    • Reply Rads January 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks Omkar! I updated them now ๐Ÿ™‚ Scroll down and you should see the widgets am sure..

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