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A few months ago, I had an opportunity to take a selfie with Music Director Mr D Imman. Today, I got a chance to have a picture taken with Music Director Mr Karthik Raja (இசை அமைப்பாளர் திரு கார்த்திக் ராஜா) – who started with assisting his father, the legendary Thiru Illaiyaraja for the background scores of countless movies, before moving on to his own compositions. The occasion for the picture was the function of Dr APJ…

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…