What Should I Tell Father – Asokamitran.

Asokamitran became one of the most influential writers in Tamil literature. A prolific writer, he began writing in 1953 and produced more than 200 short stories, eight novels and 15 novellas. His novels on the celluloid industry, 'The Star Crossed' and 'Manosarovar' are all time classics. He portrayed the struggling urban middle class in most... Continue Reading →

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Just an Air-Filled Bag – வெறும் காற்றடைத்த பையடா.

Siddhas- சித்தர்கள் - were intellectual people, born in present day Tamil Nadu and known to who have attained mukti or nirvana. Not just philosophers, they also wrote about science, medicine, arts, literature and many other subjects. Some of their ideologies are considered to have originated during first Sangam period (4400 BCE). Sample a gem: காயமே இது பொய்யடா- வெறும் காற்றடைத்த... 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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