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As readers of this blog know I have been blogging from 2004, with over 2900 posts in these 16 years. One of my regular readers is Dr Shriram Raghunathan who is the HoD, Gaming Department of VIT Institute, Bhopal. He invited me to deliver a session to his Engineering students doing their Bachelor and Masters degree courses. And that’s how I created this session, probably the first time I am delivering on this topic. I enjoyed sharing my experience with the students on blogging and was impressed with their curious questions. Agenda Why should you blog? Where to blog? What…

India Beyond 2020 - Challenges & Opportunities - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation

It was my privilege yesterday to be invited to spoke in a panel organised by the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation run by House of Kalam, Rameswaram. Inspired by Dr Kalam’s Vision 2020, the half-a-day webinar titled “India Beyond…

Sweet and Sour Dish - Neem Flower and Mango

With instructions and under the watchful eyes of my wife I managed to cook a few dishes this week. The first was a sweet, sour dish. Ingredients were Neem Flowers, Jaggery, Raw Mango, Red Pepper, and, a Tinch of Salt,…

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!

Venkatarangan reading on his desk

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…