Two Songs For The Weekend.

Tony Askew, my super boss at BetzDearborn had an acerbic wit. Although he was British, he lived most of his life in America, and I guess, this was the reason, his humour was not the understated kind one normally sees with British people. He spent few years in India and we were fortunate to learn... Continue Reading →

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Sivaji (Ganesan). An Actor for the Ages.

For me, Sivaji Ganesan is the greatest actor the world has seen. Period. Of the 288 films he has acted, more than 80% movies are probably trash. But in the remaining movies, he has left a legacy which cannot be even matched let alone surpassed.  First the name. Only people who were contemporary to him,... Continue Reading →

Righto Roger!

On the eve of US Open Tennis finals, a week ago, a schoolmate settled in USA asked in our WhatsApp group who all are going to watch the finals between Alcaraz and Rudd. Naga in his inimitable style replied immediately, "இந்திய நேரப்படி இரவு 1.30 மணிக்கு ஆரம்பித்தால் பார்ப்பதற்கு பெடெர்ரா ஆடுகிறான்" meaning "the match is starting at... Continue Reading →

India at 75. Few Thoughts…

The first Independence Day celebration I remember is the 25th Anniversary of Independence celebrated in 1972. I was nine years old and the Government Primary School where I was studying, arranged an elocution competition. The topic was 'Village or City Life - which is better.' I still remember the teacher who wrote the essay for... Continue Reading →

No Way Novak

First a confession. I am a huge fan of Novak Djokovic and I have probably converted at least half a dozen of my friends to become Djoko fans. For me 'The GOAT' argument is probably settled last year when he won 3 grand slam titles and lost the last one in the finals. Had he... Continue Reading →

WMD – Weapons of Mass Deception.

First, let me start with a confession. I was under the impression that all wars started or entered by USA was during Republican rules. Wars, at least, that happened near our shores in the last three decades were started either when Mr. Bush Senior or Mr. Bush Junior were the presidents. The first Iraq war... Continue Reading →

Deciphering Chennai Lockdown Laws..

One of favourite my jokes, on Pythagoras Theorem, goes like this. A young man wants to become a mathematician and works hard at it. But he is not able to comprehend  Pythagoras Theorem and fails his exams repeatedly. Shamed and frustrated, he decides to take his life. He takes a boat and in the mid... Continue Reading →

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