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 →

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 →

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 →

Adieu Arun (Jaitley)

Arun Jaitley was probably the chief influencer for millions of Indian middle class, especially the English speaking ones, to become followers of BJP. He was well educated, a very successful lawyer and spoke more like a CEO of a large corporate than a street smart politician. Arun Jaitley was a student leader and a great... Continue Reading →

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 →

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