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I am pinching myself to check all that happened today were real. I got a rare invitation to visit Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, towards the celebration of (Late) Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday in the presence of Hon’ble President of India Sri Ram Nath Kovind. Like every Indian who has watched Rashtrapati Bhavan, the symbol of India, getting to go inside was an ecstatic experience. Every year, the President’s house celebrates Dr Kalam’s birthday on the 15th October by a floral tribute by Hon’ble President of India to a portrait of Dr Kalam in the Durbar Hall of the…

Every year, TiE Chennai organizes their annual mega event celebrating entrepreneurship called TiECON where we get to hear talks by industry leaders and panel discussions by experts and rising stars. This year too was no different and this post is…

When I graduated nearly two decades ago, we haven’t heard the term called Hackathon. Nowadays, you hear it everywhere – in colleges, in offices and in conferences. This weekend it was the turn of my Alma mater SVCE’s Alumni Association’s…

Sahapedia had organized a heritage walk as part of Madras Week, to the famous Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore. Conducted by a friendly host Mr S Jayakumar, who is a Carnatic musician trained at Kalakshetra and an independent researcher on the cultural history of South India.  The walk started early in the morning around 7 AM from the East Gopuram entrance to the temple. In many of the Hindu Temples, the presiding deity faces the East side, here the Lord Kapaleeshwarar, faces West Direction and his consort Goddess Karpagambal faces the South.  Participants assembling early in the morning 6:45 AM East Gopuram Entrance to the temple…

Dr Kalaignar Karunanidhi, who was five times Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, Kingmaker, and a well regarded Tamil Writer passed away today at the age of 94. அயராது உழைத்துவிட்டு உறங்குகிறார் கலைஞர். அவரின் உழைப்பிலிருந்து, அவருக்கு இருந்த தமிழ் காதலிருந்து…