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The other day I had visited my elder aunt’s house, there below the stairs, I found this old metal (tin) box. I was saddened to see the box being used for storing old keys, nails and screws – nearly sixty years ago, in its glory days, the box held inside it a treasure trove of language wisdom – one of the two magnum-opus publication by my grandfather Sri Krishnaswamy Sarma (Sarmaji). It had inside it…

After like decades I saw this old rotary dial phone in an office here in Chennai, India. The one in the picture here is an updated (latter-day) version compared to the earlier ones which were black in colour and made from bakelite. Dialling – we commonly use this word, but we may not realise its origin – it came from these phones as they have a rotary dial – using these phones had a charm,…

சில தினங்களுக்கு முன் முகநூலில் நண்பர் ஒருவர், நாம் பார்த்து ரசித்த பழைய படங்களைப் பற்றிப் பதிவு செய்யுமாறு கேட்டிருந்தார், அதில் எனக்குத் இன்று தோன்றிய ஒரு படம் ரஜினி (Rajnikanth) இரட்டை வேடத்தில்…