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Chennai Book Fair is an annual pilgrimage for me. Every year I buy several dozen books, last year (2018) I bought over 35 books, but this year I purchased only four books as in year past (2018) I have been buying books on a regular basis mostly from Amazon India including Tamil books. I liked last year’s venue at St.George School as I was able to travel by metro train, the station was right in…

From spending ₹8300 per annum with Tata Sky for 1 TV, I have reduced my DTH / CableTV spend to ₹3100 per annum. Three reasons that led to the this: 1) A cheaper plan from Tata Sky – a ₹199 Tamil HD plan that offers about 99 Tamil Channels including SVBC, SVBC2, Sri Sankara, Sun TV HD & Vijay HD. 2) Removed all English entertainment and movies. I am consuming 100% of this through OTA…

I enjoy listening to some music throughout the day, especially while I am busy working on my PC. It helps me to get in the zone and tune out the disturbances. Most of my YouTube and videos (movie watching happens in my Home Theatre) watching is done on my Windows 10 laptop. I dislike the tiny built-in speakers present in almost all laptops including the Mac. Hence, I feel it is important to connect desktop…

I give up. I learnt my lesson – I won’t buy expensive earphones anymore! First I didn’t believe it. Now that I went through it, I agree. It is a conspiracy – the removal of the headphone jack and the design of (costlier) wireless earphones that are made for you to lose them. For my Google Pixel 2, I was searching for long a good Bluetooth earphone. I purchased Jabra Elite 65t for Rs.13000 (USD…

Last 3 days I was in Trichy visiting Srirangam, Rock fort and Samayapuram Temples. Going around Trichy, I liked how clean the roads were, the temples were super clean, and how there were even functional clean toilets in many places (like midway during the climb up the rock fort that even had running water!). Maybe, Greater Chennai Corporation officials can take classes from their counterparts and the people of Chennai can learn from their friends…