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March 31, 2012 by


1. Farmers sell land, and become NREGA workers 2. Air India gets huge subsidies, Thane victims get peanuts 3. Lion apologises to Mouse, for offending it by a weak roar (again today’s newspaper in relation to SriLanka & India) 4. Communists support nuclear power plants 5. Local toddy is banned, foreign alcohol is promoted 6. […]

Rogue Elephant at Masinagudi

March 27, 2012 by


I along with two of my friends visited Masinagudi about 4 years ago for a long weekend getaway. All of us were middle aged men who were nicely married with kids to look after. We stayed at  place run by a very enterprising and interesting personality, who also happened to be a personal friend of […]

No RED for me!

March 26, 2012 by


The signal turned red and Ganapathi applied the brakes of the ambulance bringing it to a halt. Just to the left of Ganapathi’s ambulance, arrived a regal Mercedes Benz S-class painted in metallic grey. Ganapathi’s eyes instantly preyed all over the majestic automobile and his eyes came to an arresting logjam looking at the chauffeur […]

Unbounded instincts

March 26, 2012 by


I prefer Adyar Ananda Bhavan for dinner, since  one could spot lots of kids here than other outlets. The protagonist of this story  is a girl who must be close to three. Her eyes were scanning every colorful object in her sight from sweets to her own face in the reflecting glasses. Her Mom was […]

Mom’s Stories – II

March 26, 2012 by


‘Bhagya’ is a Tamil magazine (don’t know if it still exists!) run by one of the popular Tamil film directors, K.Bhagyaraj. While my mom used to lend it from her library, she also pointed to me some interesting sections to read; but her best introduction to me was the Editor’s Q-A section. One snippet I […]

Praying the right thing…not so obvious

March 24, 2012 by


‘Praying the right thing’ is more intimidating that really praying. More often than not, prayers are mercenary in nature, ‘God, I will give you this if you give me this…’, is the usual prayer by most people. However, they seldom get their prayers answered. I was talking about this with one of my friends. He […]

Not displayed but present!

March 23, 2012 by


Once Mr. Rajan went to meet a person called Madhav for some personal reasons. Being a well educated person with awesome academic records, Rajan wanted to establish his status, to impress the latter. “I am a CA, Professor in Economics, Professor in English, running my own book center, working in RBI…expert in Sanskrit.. Blah blah”. […]