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Last week, while NOT studying for his ongoing quarterly exams, my son was arguing with me that there was no point in studying textbooks that were not updated for decades. He said, for example, in Ninth standard “Economics” NCERT Textbook was talking of VAT and there was no mention of GST – remember, no point in telling a teenager any logic like that you can’t update textbooks for something that happened 3 months back.   As a parent, a blessing from heaven came my way with this news – NCERT has announced it will be updating all its textbooks by…

தமிழ் “செய்யுள்” சொல்லிக்கொடு என்று ஒன்பதாம் வகுப்பு படிக்கும் மகன் கேட்டான். நான் பள்ளிப்படிக்கும் காலத்திலேயே “செய்யுள்” எனக்கு தகராறு. வெளிகாட்டிக் கொள்ளாமல் முயன்றேன் – முயற்சி திருவினையாக்கும் அல்லவா? முதலில் உவமைக் கவிஞர் சுரதா அவர்களின் அழகான எது “இன்பம்” என்ற கவிதை. முதல் வாசிப்பில் சில (பல) இடங்கள் புரியவில்லை. பாடநூலில் கீழேயுள்ள…

The Boss Baby (2017) is a new animation film from Dreamworks. It’s about the secret life of a newborn baby. Dressed in a suit, with the deep voice of Alec Baldwin the baby actually is an officer from the Baby Corp., which…

I hope Ridley Turtle hatchlings remember I did this for them. Sacrificed my early morning sleep on a Sunday and burned fat that I had tirelessly put up. They owe me. Do they bless you with Boons? My son convinced me last year to do two mini-runs for good causes – Eureka Run 2016 and TiE Chennai Marathon. Today he got me to run along with him for Ridley Run ’17 at 6 AM from Palavakkam Beach, as all public assembly are banned near Marina Beach. I walked (my pace was certainly not even jogging) the 5 Km course. It was easy…

It was my son who got me into registering for this, otherwise, I am not someone who goes for marathons or wishes to get up early (4:30AM) in the morning. Last year I did a cycling marathon for a good…