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…

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…

Underwear Analytics

When I was young, I failed  this trick question: “What’s the difference between Man and Superman?”. The (now famous) right answer was: “Man wears his underwear inside his trousers, but Superman wears it outside!” Have you ever wondered why most Superheroes of our times wore their inner-wear out? Not merely that, they usually wore contrasting…