Anitha: So much pain and no gain

Did Anitha commit suicide? I don’t know her. I hadn’t seen her until the media showed her. Yet, I refuse to believe that Anitha committed suicide only because of failure to secure a medical [...]


Volunteering Guidelines: Think before you act

#Volunteer guideline 2: Think before you act A lot of volunteers have a huge urge to start contributing to the relief work in Chennai. This could be due to various reasons. genuine interest, peer [...]


Welcoming Volunteers: A quick guide to Chennai’s wannabe heroes

Are you a first time volunteer to help Chennai recover from its floods? Now that the weekend is over, I foresee a reduction in the number of people who will be available to volunteer. This is [...]


Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

Form is temporary, Class is permanent [...]


Where freedom is lost, indiscipline breeds

During the last week, campuses were dominated by discussions on the “special instructions for girls” imposed by a leading engineering college in Chennai. It is a funny and furious dichotomy [...]


What if Lord Ganesha was an HR Manager?

What if Lord Ganesha was an HR Manager? Read on (All in good humour) 1. Lord Ganesha is the “modhakahastha” which means the one with the sweet in his hands – Rewards waiting to be given [...]


Chennai 376

While Namma Singara Chennai celebrates its 376th birthday, I have derived my identity from being a part of it. As I wait for my flight at Bangalore, I gather my perspectives on the city with the [...]


Friendship day – Beliefs & Resolutions

Come August and friendship day is in the air. Messages flow, tributes run, people celebrate, the merchandiser smiles. Something that was alien to a previous generation. As much as I try, I am [...]


Dr. Abdul Kalam: Science meets Sainthood

As the nation continues to shower unending encomiums on the late People’s President and the national mourning draws to its end, I continue to be amazed by the countless anecdotes that are [...]


Mauka Mauka: An opportunity to redeem

A recent news item caught my attention. A leading Bangladeshi newspaper carried a fake ad has come up with half shaven Indian cricketers. The latest entrant to the Bangladesh Cricket team who had [...]

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