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In India, especially in the state of Tamil Nadu, everyone celebrates the Hindu festival for Goddess Saraswathi (the God of Education and Learning) as the festival of Tools (in Tamil called as Ayudha Poojai). On this day, in offices and factories around the state, production is stopped by evening, all the main hand-tools used in the place including (select) computers are stacked in front of pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddess – students keep their school…

Last Sunday, I went to a wedding reception in a hall in Koyambedu, Chennai. Had given my car (nothing fancy, a Maruti SX4) for valet parking. When I returned and asked for the car back, it took a long time to come. I gave a tip to the driver and drove home. In the morning, I noticed a huge dent in the rear left door of my car. It was surely not there when I…

Today while driving through the area, my son spotted this heritage car – a (I think) Chevrolet 1955 parked outside in Bishop Wallers Avenue East, Mylapore (near Kaidi Kitchen).  He wanted me to stop the car and immediately take a picture which I did.

I got to drive a Honda Shadow 750CC bike today, it belonged to my friend in Simi Valley, CA. I thought why will anyone want to drive a heavy motor bike like this one (I know there are more heavier bikes out there). After few minutes of driving in open roads especially on a cold windy day, I understood why. You need a solid body for stability on road especially when you are riding on…

Today I went to T.Nagar shopping area near Motilal street to see a well known Sanskrit scholar. In a hurry to reach on time, I didn’t notice I was parking my new car (Maruti SX4) in a No Parking zone in Dhandapani Street,Chennai. When I came back to the car after the meeting, I was shocked to see the car wheel clamped by Traffic Police. They had left a note in the windshield with a…