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Today, I had an opportunity to meet Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri. Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan, Chennai – I had tagged along with a few dignitaries to invite him for an academic event which he readily agreed. In the few minutes of our interaction, the Hon’ble Governor came out to be courteous and a straight talker. I had listened to his speech in March 2019 at the inauguration event of “Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Save Forest program” in Vel’s University. He mentioned a story of how the local Peepal Trees were saved during the formation of the Kota…

Thiru Palaniappa Chettiyar centenary

ஒருவருக்கு நூற்றாண்டு விழா எடுப்பது, அதுவும் அவர்களின் வாரிசுகள் மற்றும் அவர் விட்டுச் சென்ற நிறுவனத்தினர் எடுப்பது நாம் பல இடங்களில் பார்க்கிறோம். பாராட்டு விழா எடுப்பதில் (இந்தியர்கள்) நாம் வல்லவர்கள். ஆனால் அந்த நூற்றாண்டு நினைவு விழா, ஒருவர் வாழ்ந்த வாழ்க்கைக்கு மரியாதையாகவும், அவர் விட்டுச்சென்ற வழியிலும் நடந்தால் அதுதான் அந்த (மா)மனிதரின் பெருமை!…

Every January I make it a point to visit the annual Tourism and Trade Fair (இந்திய சுற்றுலா தொழிற் பொருட்காட்சி, சென்னை) that happens in Island Grounds, Chennai. Roaming through the shops and the stalls reminds me of the simpler times from my childhood when I used to hold my father’s hand and go there. It used to be fascinating just to see the variety of ‘cheap’ toys available there and intrigued by the displays in the Government department stalls. Now, the world has changed, everything is available on the Internet. My son doesn’t want to join me, he feels it is…

43rd Chennai Book Fair 2020

Chennai Book Fair is an annual pilgrimage for me: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010. For those who are not in Chennai and will miss out on the annual Chennai Book Fair, I would like to share this photoblog…