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No school will teach you this, only age and experience will!   Never plan to wear a new (ready-made or bespoke) shirt without removing it from the packing and having it pressed (ironed). Shirts get creases in the folds when kept inside the bag. Always, remove the shirts from the bag, press it and then fold it lightly or hang them – ready for wearing.

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…

I am not an environment freak like my son. I don’t avoid using plastics, responsible usage I should add. I feel plastics have been unfairly targetted by the millennials, the material has made a tremendous contribution to human life and comfort. The problem has been how we use it, what for, where and how we dispose of safely (still an unsolved problem for the scientists) it. I have been inspired by my mother when it…

Whether it is from Amazon India or Flipkart or Snapdeal or Aliexpress, I buy from all of them a lot and regularly – bordering on making me an online shopaholic. I try to minimise sharing of my credit card details (I never use my debit card online) and when available I pay for the purchases through a reputed payment gateway (or wallet) like PayPal or PayTM or Amazon Pay and so on. When that’s not…

I enjoy giving speeches (who doesn’t!) – every talk, motivates me to learn something new or forces me to learn the subject much better – technical talks are the best, as I risk making a fool of myself if I don’t practise the demos well. In my experience, for every good talk you give, you need to have prepared (and/or recursed) for five to ten times the duration of your speech. The part I don’t…