That Man Dhoni..

The challenge for writing a blog about modern cricketers is, you will not have any nostalgia to share. One, their sagas are still fresh in everyone's memory and two, every moment of their life is captured in 24X7 video coverage, you may not have anything left to write about. Let me explain. On a cold... Continue Reading →

Chittappa, My Hero, Is Turning Eighty.

One year into an undergraduate program, in the early eighties, JK decided that he had enough of college, and,  he would be better off working full time and continue education through a distant learning program. He was in Bombay spending his summer vacation when this lightening wisdom struck him. He spoke to my aunt, (The... Continue Reading →

Black Ramesh and White Ramesh.

I started this blog sometime during second week of June, titled, 'Fair & Lovely?' and and after couple of attempts, discarded it. This was about the fair skin obsession in India. A week later the Company which produces the cream, also dropped the word 'Fair' from the product. Good example(s) of 'cancel culture.' End of... Continue Reading →

Nanny – Thi Janakiraman.

This story from Thi Janakiraman is from collection of Thi Jaa's Short Stories. Thi Janakiraman had this unique ability. In few short sentences, he would bring a character to life and some of these characters stay in memory forever. He is undoubtedly the master of Modern Tamil Short Stories. Read on..... ஆயா - தி ஜானகிராமன்... Continue Reading →

Escort – Indira Parthasarathy.

Amalraj, my erstwhile colleague and a good friend now, is probably reason for this effort. Well, not exactly Amalraj, but his father. He is one of the people who has inspired me. When I read this story after many years, Amalraj's father immediately sprang to my  mind. Amalraj's father was a fruit seller. When Amalraj... Continue Reading →

Oh! Not Mr. Modi? How Sad!

We all have our problems, struggles, challenges, and disappointments since last three months. But our disappointments would pale in comparison if we compare them with the disappointment of two journalists of Biased Broadcasting Corporation or BBC. Let me explain. The BBC is filled with articles from the initial days of COVID onset on 'how many... Continue Reading →

Adieu Dr. P. Ramachandran.

Dr. Panchapakesan Ramachandran was the most amazing doctor I have met. Doctors in general speak less (including Dr. Mohan Ram, my close friend) and seniors in the profession speak even less. Dr. Ramachandran was an exception. He made everyone comfortable with his kind words spoken with compassion. Apollo Hospitals Chennai pioneered Heart Surgeries in India... Continue Reading →

Susaimma & Advaita – Indira Parthasarathy.

Advaita Vedanta (/ədˈvaɪtə vɛˈdɑːntə/; Sanskrit: अद्वैत वेदान्त, IAST: Advaita Vedānta, literally, "not-duality") is a school of Hindu philosophy, and originally known as Puruṣavāda is a classic system of spiritual realization in Indian tradition. The term Advaita refers to its idea that the true self, Atman, is the same as the highest metaphysical reality of the universe, Brahman. Wikipedia சூசைம்மாவும் அத்வைதமும் - இந்திரா பார்த்தசாரதி Annamma looked at her watch. 5.15. Mathew must... Continue Reading →

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