Even if a fraction of what appears as Health tips in WhatsApp is true, hospitals will run out of business and doctors will lose their jobs. Dr. Mohan Ram and other people from medical profession will have to look for new profession albeit little late in their lives. I will get to that in a... Continue Reading →
Sivaji (Ganesan). An Actor for the Ages.
For me, Sivaji Ganesan is the greatest actor the world has seen. Period. Of the 288 films he has acted, more than 80% movies are probably trash. But in the remaining movies, he has left a legacy which cannot be even matched let alone surpassed. First the name. Only people who were contemporary to him,... Continue Reading →
On the eve of US Open Tennis finals, a week ago, a schoolmate settled in USA asked in our WhatsApp group who all are going to watch the finals between Alcaraz and Rudd. Naga in his inimitable style replied immediately, "இந்திய நேரப்படி இரவு 1.30 மணிக்கு ஆரம்பித்தால் பார்ப்பதற்கு பெடெர்ரா ஆடுகிறான்" meaning "the match is starting at... Continue Reading →
India at 75. Few Thoughts…
The first Independence Day celebration I remember is the 25th Anniversary of Independence celebrated in 1972. I was nine years old and the Government Primary School where I was studying, arranged an elocution competition. The topic was 'Village or City Life - which is better.' I still remember the teacher who wrote the essay for... Continue Reading →
IPL Cricket – Non Stop Nonsense. Not just the Commentary.
I am a fan of IPL Cricket. It's an intense competition, played in summer, in a country which has harshest summers. Add to this, is the bio-bubble, the players are asked to stay in for two months which will drive most of us to insanity. It provides clean entertainment to people who would be otherwise... Continue Reading →
Nadha Vindhu – நாத விந்து – Tradition & Devotion at its best.
Renuka's aunt from Australia sent a WhatsApp clip in the morning and commented that her mother used to sing this song well. Renuka played the clip and I sang few lines along. It is probably few decades since I last listened to the song. The song was Nadha Vindhu, a hymn on Lord Muruga written... Continue Reading →
No Way Novak
First a confession. I am a huge fan of Novak Djokovic and I have probably converted at least half a dozen of my friends to become Djoko fans. For me 'The GOAT' argument is probably settled last year when he won 3 grand slam titles and lost the last one in the finals. Had he... Continue Reading →
WMD – Weapons of Mass Deception.
First, let me start with a confession. I was under the impression that all wars started or entered by USA was during Republican rules. Wars, at least, that happened near our shores in the last three decades were started either when Mr. Bush Senior or Mr. Bush Junior were the presidents. The first Iraq war... Continue Reading →
Deciphering Chennai Lockdown Laws..
One of favourite my jokes, on Pythagoras Theorem, goes like this. A young man wants to become a mathematician and works hard at it. But he is not able to comprehend Pythagoras Theorem and fails his exams repeatedly. Shamed and frustrated, he decides to take his life. He takes a boat and in the mid... Continue Reading →
Adieu Kenneth Kaunda & The Flying Sikh
Readers will be surprised to see homage to an African leader and an Indian athlete in one blog. Mr. Kaunda died on 17th June and Milkha Singh 'The Flying Sikh' on 18th June. The died in the same week or both were well into their nineties when they died are not the reasons to put... Continue Reading →