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Chennai has come!

May 31, 2013 by


I traveled from Bangalore to Chennai last night by Bangalore mail. It started at 10.40 pm and it reached Chennai at 4.30 am. Once the train reached Chennai, I got down from the upper berth and just then, I realized the chap on the lower berth was still asleep. As a good Samaritan, I woke […]

Define a circle?

May 27, 2013 by


The daughter of a friend of mine went for school admissions and she was asked to define a circle. She is moving from Class 5 to Class 6. She drew a circle and explained a bit about what a circle is. When this friend mentioned to me about this, I started thinking, “How do I […]

What are chairs used for?

May 27, 2013 by


This is a question that I asked my son, who turned 9 yesterday. I told him, ‘Why don’t you try writing 10 uses of a chair?’ These are his responses: 1. Chairs are used to sit 2. Rolling chairs are used to move around and work on two computers 3. Some rolling chairs have hand […]

It happened to me also

May 26, 2013 by


My sister’s daughters, Shreya aged 9 and Sharmadha aged 5 were playing with my daughter Soujhanya aged 3. Usually there are some fights and also some cajoling between them and they get reunited to fight again. This incident happened some days ago, where I heard the following: Sharmadha, did something that angered Shreya and she […]

Grown up kid!

May 24, 2013 by


Chinku and Pinku were having a box of chocolates as a gift from their visitors. Their mother advised them to have one candy per day. Chinku was having a strong argument with his mom on whether he could eat three candies per day. On the other hand Pinku never asked for permission and told Chinku, […]

Ustad Hotel and Humanitarian grounds

May 22, 2013 by


There is a friend of mine who went and watched this Malayalam Movie ‘Ustad Hotel’ along with his family. This movie is based on a real-life character by name Narayanan Krishnan who feeds the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown, Madurai. In the movie, they show a very old man, literally eating his own […]

Experiencing stories

May 21, 2013 by


I specialize in doing personal stories. Many a times, I get asked this question, ‘Why would someone be interested in my stories?’. It is a good question and the answer to that is, your stories would make them think about similar experiences from their lives and it would move them emotionally to act. One of […]