Pun-star KaLamegam – Part-I

Foreword Like most educated Indians of my generation, I am very comfortable expressing myself in English. I had always wanted to write about the maverick Tamil poet KaLamegam, who expressed many shades of ideas in subtle ways. But, Tamil nuances cannot be effectively captured in English (or vice-versa) so I decided to go bilingual with…

Cricket & Chennai’s Last Grand Nawab

I work with a bunch of crazy people, who are interested in history, heritage,  and other worthless things. Now, I am an expert at doing worthless things, and they accepted me with unabated glee.  I wrote a post about Chennai’s own Royalty in their blog and they actually published it!: click here for the story…

How I mastered Hatha Yoga

When I retired, I did nothing. My working friends said it provided a remarkable continuity to my previous professional career. They said “not many people get this wonderful opportunity to do what they want”. I protested, saying “But, I’m doing nothing”. They said, “Exactly! Even the long commute to office has now become redundant!”. The…

The Kirk and the Wedding

A heathen’s haven Technically, I am a heathen:  I have no business visiting a church. But churches always fascinated me, and I probably have seen more churches than the average man of the Faith. Now, in my list of the most remarkable churches in the world, St Andrews Kirk of Egmore would be somewhere on…