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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India, Where Left is always Right…But is that Right?

Spoiler Alert: I support the students agitations in JNU. Rachna, my daughter is in USA on an internship and since past couple of weeks, she is agitated. She keeps asking me, "Is situation in India really bad? Is there no internet in New Delhi? Why the entire country is in turmoil?" I keep telling her... Continue Reading →

Ayodhya Verdict – My thoughts

I am making an exception, for the second time, on my own restrictions in blogging, that is, not to write about Politics and religion. I am not an expert on anything including law and religious studies. The only qualification I have to write on this subject is I write 'Sriramajayam' (victory to Lord Rama) every... Continue Reading →

Exposure – Ambai

Couple of months back, I was standing at the gate of a paper mill. I saw a group of college students, perhaps  eighteen or nineteen years old, talking amongst themselves. In the group of about eight people, there was only one girl and she was talking with lot of confidence, conviction and composure. Though I could... Continue Reading →

Mahabs Magic.

Kalki Krishnamurthy, the famous Tamil Novelist is widely known for his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan.' Actually one of his other novels - Sivakimiyin Sapatham (Sivakami's Vow) relates more to us because the novel is based in Mahabalipuram, the village/town where we grew up. Kalki's narration about any ancient city is so powerful it brings to... Continue Reading →

Mahatma Gandhi – 150.

One of the quotes I like about Communism goes like this; "If you are not a communist at the age of 20, you haven't got a heart. If you are still a communist at the age of 30, you haven't got a brain. For me, the communist thoughts came at younger age, when I was... Continue Reading →

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