The day I became a Sorcerer…

Mohan Ram, my friend, co-conspirator in adventures in school Eye Witness – Movie with Mohan Ram and a colleague now, is convinced that yours truly is the sole reason for all the heatwave and water shortage in Chennai. Residents of most of the big cities in India count the days once the summer starts. People, for... Continue Reading →

The Santa Claus Chitti.

The word aunt in English denotes both mother's and father's sister. But most of the Indian languages have different words for aunt; in Tamil, Chitti means mother's younger sister and father's sister is called Athai. In the winter of 1995, I was taking a chemical (Polymer) trial in a paper plant near Kalyan, a distant... Continue Reading →

Mumbai – the Maximum City.

I walked into a Head Office of a Paper Mill in Andheri, a suburb of Mumbai (Bombay) yesterday with a colleague of mine. I checked with the receptionist if we could meet the head of the commercial department for a few minutes. She asked me if we had an appointment. I told her we did... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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