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Rules are meant to be broken in India. Even our kids do that! No training is required. Seen in the picture above is my son during a vacation trip in 2005. #rules #vacation #india #kids_of_our_world

After like decades I saw this old rotary dial phone in an office here in Chennai, India. The one in the picture here is an updated (latter-day) version compared to the earlier ones which were black in colour and made from bakelite. Dialling – we commonly use this word, but we may not realise its origin – it came from these phones as they have a rotary dial – using these phones had a charm,…

The future of architecture is culture. Philip Johnson In a culturally rich country like India, you will find influences of art, history and mythology everywhere, except in one place – yes, you got it right – the shopping malls that have come up in all the cities – they are all “air-conditioned, sanitized, standardized” and devout of creativity. So when I saw the posting about a culture walk being done by Mr Sriram V titled…

The whole day I spent today with my son and wife, is likely to turn out to be the most “valuable” for my son’s career. My son is 15 years’ old, going to start his XI Standard Senior Schooling from next month. He has opted out of Engineering, Medicine & Commerce streams – instead, he has gone for Humanities, Political Science & Sociology stream. When friends and family ask me what are his career choices…

A few weeks back on a Saturday (6th April 2019) Mr Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, who is a bilingual novelist, and author of several books including ‘Gods Kings and Slaves’, unraveled the puzzle of how Veerapandiya Kattabomman (வீரபாண்டிய கட்டபொம்மன்) of Nayak dynasty, one of the earliest opponents of the British from Tamil Nadu who was hanged in 1799, suddenly became a household name. It was fascinating to listen to Mr Ramakrishnan whose search taking him to place…