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…

“There’s nothing to do in YERCAUD”

The Art of doing Nothing They said, “Don’t go to Yercaud, there’s nothing to do there”. Super! The prospect of doing nothing at all was intensely exciting! Last month had been particularly stressful for both of us; so, when Giri invited us to stay in his time-share resort with the Gang, Anu & I grabbed…

Gaudi’s Great

Yes, you read the TITLE right. This is about Gaudi, not God; even though Gaudi has often been described as “God’s Architect” by the cognoscenti. An ungodly introduction to Gaudi We reached our apartment at Tetuan by late afternoon. We quickly unpacked and decided to see Barcelona’s most valued monument: Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. It was…

KYC-II: What my Broker taught me

The phone rang last week. It was my stock-broker’s excited voice. “Do you know that the share price of Klingon Technologies Ltd. breached Rs.750 today?” Now, I am a hoarder, I don’t churn my portfolio. I subscribe to Investment-Guru Warren Buffet’s philosophy that one ought to invest for the long-term. (Warren and I share  the…

The Return of Greycat

Story so far For years, our family had owned dogs. Dogs protect the family’s izzat; they conduct themselves with wafadaari and imaandaari. They are easy to understand. And Cats? Nothing prepared us for the arrival of a cat. Cats are not attached to anything— they are the original free-spirits that roam the animal world. You…