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Worldwide transportation experts and Governments are focusing heavily on Electric Vehicles, mainly as a way to handle the growing pollution and greenhouse gas issues. Initially, many believed myself including, that Electric will first come for consumer vehicles like two-wheelers and cars – I even (stupidly) bought one early in 2008. Other than the big successes with Tesla and Nissan Volt, consumers aren’t enthusiastic towards electric scooters and cars anywhere in the world especially in developing countries like India. Reasons for the slow uptake has been the huge upfront cost, lack of charging stations, poor performance and “range” anxiety (which was…

கோலமாவு கோகிலா படம் பார்த்தப் பிறகு நான் திரு யோகிபாபு விசிறியாகி விட்டேன். இதை உளவுத்துறை மூலமாகக் கண்டுகொண்ட எங்கள் வெள்ளிக்கிழமை திரைப்படக் குழு நண்பர்கள் கட்டாயப்படுத்தி எடுத்த புகைப்படம் இது.

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

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 Abdul Kalam Save Forest program, inaugurated by Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Governor Sri Banwarilal Purohit at Vel’s University. I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to…

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 year. Most of the shops have been pulled down and all the Government department booths are looking bare without the pictures of elected representatives (CM…