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Prelude Home entertainment has come a long way from the days of having (say) Orson Colour TVs and VCRs to the state of the art Smart-TVs. In my house, I have a decent home theatre equipped with a large screen, projector and sound system, but that’s used mostly for watching movies, Star Trek (the only TV Show I make an exception) and family videos. With regards to TV, we have three of them in our house of four people: A Toshiba 46 inches LED TV (Non-Smart) that I got six years ago for my son’s room for INR 52,000 (USD…

Virus (2019)

In the current scare with #COVID19, every one should be watching this Malayalam film, Virus (2019), on how the state of Kerala handled the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak swiftly and effectively. The film directed by Aashiq Abu, can be described…

ஏனோ தெரியவில்லை, முன்பு என்றைக்கும் இல்லாமல், போன மாதம் திடீர் எனக் கவிதை எழுத வேண்டும் என்ற எண்ணம் வந்து, மூன்று கவிதைகளும் எழுதிவிட்டேன். எனது முதல் கவிதை(கள்) முயற்சி, கீழே: பொருள் புரியும்படி எழுதியிருக்கிறேனா? தங்கள் கருத்தைக் கீழே எழுதினால், மகிழ்வேன்; திருத்திக்கொள்ள(வும்) உதவும். நன்றி!

For decades I have been a zero-email guy, while that has become a habit, I could never finish the bookmarks I save for “Reading Later” in the browser/Pocket or have an empty “Watch Later” in #YouTube. Last week, I managed to have an empty #Pocket reading list. Feels great!

I received an envelope by post today and it offered a Rupees One Lakh cash certificate for a lucky draw I never participated. At first glance itself it was clear this offer was a hoax. The give-aways were: The spelling…