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Every year, post Pongal festival, it is almost a tradition for me to visit the Chennai Trade Fair (இந்திய சுற்றுலா தொழிற் பொருட்காட்சி, சென்னை) that happens for the last 45 years at the Island Grounds in Chennai. In the past, I have covered my visits made on: 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016 & 2018. This time, I am being late, visited the Chennai Trade Fair 2019 only this week, a few days before it’s close for the…

As readers of this blog know I enjoy travel, not the strenuous type, but the relaxed version called the “Slow Travel”.  I believe, when you travel it is important to be comfortable, go out to observe the places, stop and smell the roses on the way, take a few good pictures for memory and to enjoy the local food and culture. I would like to see this as “Lazy Travel” – not hurrying to finish…

Unbelievable! An ordinary photo I took of a neighbourhood park in Chennai was viewed over 60,000 times in Google Maps. Overall, all the photos I posted there was viewed half-a-million times. We keep hearing the power and reach of Google services, but to see it in these “everyday” way was unbelievable! These kind of positive examples are the reasons I still love “technology”. This photo has helped people over 60,000 times says Google Maps Google…

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…

There is something nice about going behind the Golu display steps. Sitting there reminds you of your childhood. I have played for hours under these steps despite my mom shouting me to come out for the fear of me kicking all dolls down. My 15-year-old son thinks I am being stupid and childish. He is asking me why all the ‘oldies’ (note the word your Honour) want to recollect their young days and act childish now,…