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My friend Pravin Shekar invited me to a talk on wildlife photography by Dr Srinivasan Periathiruvadi. Dr Srini is a renowned physician, an accomplished entrepreneur of healthcare-related companies and co-founder of Jeevan Blood bank (now Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation). As many in the hall at Odyssey bookstore in Adyar were wondering what is a Doctor doing with Wildlife photography, Dr Srini started to tell the story of how in 2005, following a series of surgeries…

In a typical day, I do spend a lot of time sitting in front of my computer and I am very particular of the ergonomics in my workplace, and, that it should be comfortable for my long working hours. In all the office spaces I got furnished, I ensure the ergonomic aspects were given adequate attention to the extent possible – for example I will instruct the interior designer to have the keyboard tray to…

As it has been for last few years, every year on International Day of Yoga (21st June) my day begins with a yoga session of the Common Yoga Protocol published by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. The video demonstration is one of the best yoga regimens that can be done every day by anyone – it is easy to follow, well narrated, comprehensive, professional demonstration, great background music, excellent photography, above all well researched,…

இன்று காலை நடைப்பயிற்சியின் போது, சென்னையின் அசோக் நகர் 53வது தெரு (53rd Street, Ashok Nagar, Chennai)வழியாக வந்தேன். அங்கேயுள்ள ஸ்ரீ ஆஞ்சநேயர் கோயில் (Sri Anjaneyar Koil), இந்த வட்டாரதில் மிக பிரபலம். உள்ளே சென்று, ஸ்ரீ ஹனுமான் (Sri Hanuman) அவர்களுக்கு ஒரு காலை வணக்கம் சொல்லி, இரண்டு சுற்று சுற்றிவிட்டு பார்த்தால் – வழக்கமாக வடை தான் பிரசாதமாக கொடுப்பார்கள் இன்று பொங்கல் விநியோகம், அதை வாங்கி சாப்பிட்டு விட்டு வெளியே வந்தேன். ஆவிப்பறக்க சூடாக எதையோ காகித குவளையில் (Papercup)கொடுத்துக் கொண்டிருந்தார் ஒரு பெரியவர். நல்ல கூட்டம் – இலவசம் என்று புரிந்தது. என்ன என்று கேட்டேன் -…

Recently “The Hindu” had published an article about Kala-Azar aka visceral leishmaniasis, a parasite killer that’s second in the world, next only to Malaria. The infection spreads through sand-fly and is limited to districts in India (in states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh), Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The sad part is the cure for it has been indigenously developed in Bengal over a century ago, still, fatality is high even today. Why my sudden…