Madras Musings: A Tribute to Vajpayee

Avinashi is a small town in Tamil Nadu and lies in National Highway 544 (NH 47 previously) which connects Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Actually the highway is part of the North - South Corridor in the country. If you are planning to go to the Nilgiri Mountains¬† (Ooty for example) from Bangalore you will branch... Continue Reading →

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Independence Day – Some Thoughts

The first Independence Day I remember is, the 25th ID celebration in 1972. I was in Class V and as a part of the celebrations, ¬†the elementary school where I studied, conducted a debate competition for school students from nearby villages and I won the first prize (thanks to my teachers who wrote the script).... Continue Reading →

Jet Airways and the Joy of Flying.

East West Airlines, ModiLuft, Span Air, Sahara, Air Deccan, Damania, NEPC; the list is probably much longer than this - (VIF Airways - does anyone remember this airline?) but suffice to say these are some of private airlines that went bust in India in the last two and half decades. My brother Mohan, sent me... Continue Reading →

Pass, Gate Pass and Naa Pass

Two instances triggered this blog; the first one was a joke which came in WhatsApp which went something like this: "Announcement in a SCHOOL "Students who've Parked their cycles in front of d Gate, Plz move their cycles to the Parking area !!" After 30 mins another announcement: "The 400 students who went to move... Continue Reading →

Father Dear Father – Sujtha

Sujatha, probably the most famous Tamil Story writer in the seventies and eighties, wrote this first as an article about his father's illness and his visits to see him. He later compiled this into one long essay. So this is not a short story but his recollection of his father's final days. Some of us... Continue Reading →

Mr. Dash Dash Dash – Thi Janakiraman

One more story from my favourite author, Thi Janakiraman. We all go great length to look and sound knowledgable and this story captures that. The story must have been written somewhere in the 1950s which goes to prove that it's not a modern fad. The story will be of interest to people who have little... Continue Reading →

What Should I do? Please Tell Me! Jayakanthan

Education is probably the biggest business in India, just after medical care. The main reason is when the Government fails to provide a quality eduction and healthcare, private players step in which then becomes a business; profits and profiteering become the motives. This story talks about how educating people was considered a noble activity in... Continue Reading →

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