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I had known from news articles, Tamil Nadu has over 260,000 under-graduate engineering seats each year, many go unfilled too. The neighbouring states of Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have in the range of 90,000 to 130,000 each. Across India there are about 15 Lakh (1.5 Million) seats but only 50% to 60% get filled-up each year. Only today I learned the split-up for each discipline per batch in two of the large universities in the state. That’s when the scale hit me, they were unbelievable. The top few private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu have over three thousand students…

Earlier this year, TiECON Silicon Valley 2020 happened online, giving me a chance to attend it virtually. There were talks by Mr Deepak Chopra, Ms Indra Nooyi, Ms Shellye Archambeau and many others. Coming to my city, Chennai, every year, TiE…

Unbelievable that our beloved doctor is no more and he passed away today morning due to Heart Attack – he took good care of all his patient’s heart! I went to consult him last Wednesday (10th June 2020) and he was in his usual wits and we were chatting about Coronavirus. I never imagined that will be our last meeting. Dr R Ravindranath, M.D., F.C.C.P. Cardiologist, (aged 70) was our family doctor for the last three decades. He was a gentle, humorous and kind person. Just a visit to his clinic will do miracles to our wellbeing, giving us the…

Terrace Photography

Like many, during the long lockdown in India, I had nothing to photograph other than taking the screenshots of video calls. So after the first week, I started taking pictures of the sky from my terrace during my evening walks.…