What’s the Magic? You Asked Time to Stop!

Man’s quest for finding ways to attain eternal youth and immortality is probably as old as civilization itself, along with search for alchemy. However, the scientists have given up on alchemy, but are still looking at solutions for eternal youth and immortality . Both have been a recurring theme in Greek and Latin mythology. The... Continue Reading →

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Nagaram – City – Sujatha

Even the greatest writers of the world, according to me, produce one immortal work which stands the test of time. When you think about the author, you think about this particular work as it stays with you long after you have read it. Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace, Hemingway - The Old Man and... Continue Reading →

Two Great Teachers

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”-  Henry Adams. An old Tamil Proverb says, மாதா, பிதா, குரு, தெய்வம் - Mother, Father, Teacher and God. The proverb puts Teacher ahead of The... Continue Reading →

A Broad View – விகாசம்

Sundara Ramasamy is one of the greatest writers in Tamil. His Novels 'Oru Puliyamarathi Kathai' (Story of Tamarind Tree) and 'J J Sila Kuripugal' (J J Some Jottings) attained cult status. But what attracted me more, is his short stories. They draw immense power from a simple language and excellent narration. Some of his best... Continue Reading →

Red Banana – செவ்வாழை

This is one of my favorite short stories in Tamil, probably the best written by C N Annadurai. This is as good as 'The Gift of the Magi' written by O Henry and published in 1905. Annadurai   Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai (15 September 1909 – 3 February 1969), popularly called Anna ("Elder brother") or Arignar Anna ("Anna, the scholar"), was... Continue Reading →

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