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 →
Fort – கோட்டை – Asokamitran.
Every city and most of the towns in India have gone through huge changes in the last four or five decades. Almost all the suburbs in Chennai (Madras) have 'lake-view' street but there are no lakes to be found; the unbridled development had led to apartment complexes and houses standing in those lakes. Only when... Continue Reading →
Romancing the RX-100 – A Southern Odyssey -1993. Part -1.
“Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive” - Robert M Pirsig. Every man, according to me, makes one life defining travel unless of course he or she is Ibn Battuta where travel itself becomes life. If we leave out the early homo sapiens migration who travelled to populate the earth, the earliest travelers... Continue Reading →
“I Thought It was a Youth!” – Notes from the Coastal Ride.
" Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul." - -Unknown The biggest difference between driving a car and riding a motorcycle is, while riding a bike, you feel the earth slipping under your feet and the adrenaline rushes to your brain, which probably was the reason for the unknown author to make the... Continue Reading →
To ‘Saar’ With Love – With Apologies to Sidney Poitier Movie.
Last evening, I received a WhatsApp message in my school alumni group which stated that the word 'Sir' is a short form of 'Slave I Remain' and asked everyone not to use the word. I wrote a simple reply stating that it's not true. As a person, who used to study etymology of words thanks... Continue Reading →