Sunday, 29 January 2012

Memories are history

The point I am trying to establish is that the observations and memories of a person form part of history. If someone wants to do a study of the history of cinema houses in Mysore, Dinakar’s article would be an invaluable document. But not many people record their experiences. The regular excuse is “I can’t write”. That is not correct. Anyone can write if he has a pen and paper.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Photography – My New Passion

It is not that my interest in photography is something completely new. Rather I always have had interest in it, since my childhood. More

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Blue Whales of Sri Lanka!

Before I start off on my Whale of a Tale, let me update some important information on travel to Sri Lanka. As of January 2012, all visitors to Sri Lanka need to apply and obtain an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) before embarking on their trip. Read on for web link for ETA, photos and video of Blue Whales..

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

And the people have won!

It was with much relief that I read the following news:

US lawmakers have indefinitely postponed votes on two anti-piracy bills following a massive outcry against the proposed legislation by internet companies, such as Wikipedia, Facebook and Red Hat.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


My Bee Hive

The edge is now bare and I miss their activity which I used to watch often. How disciplined the bees were! Neither did I disturb them nor did they harm me. Read more here...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Oprah, Rushdie rob limelight in Jaipur

My issue, however, is with the Jaipur festival folk who hosted the Oprah show. Someone with celebrity status such as Oprah needs no promotion; she commands media attention wherever she goes. The same cannot be said for many others at the literature festival who deserve to be heard by a wider audience. I wish the organisers programmed their proceedings in ways that enable lesser known participants gain much-needed media exposure. More

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Keep on saluting Gen. VK Singh?

"After You Sir"

The Sainik School at Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum which happens to be the Alma Mater of so many of my friends, is observing the Golden Jubilee of its existence this academic year, and the grand finale is scheduled for 21 Jan 2012.

One of the SSKZM alumni has brought out a collection of school stories titled "After You Sir", .... continue reading...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Messing up Kochi Metro Project?

DMRC was asked to do two preliminary jobs. Keralites who are quite gullible sometimes believed that here we go ahead with the Rs.5000+ crores project in association with DMRC and Sreedharan. But last month the PWD Minister announced that the work would be awarded through a global tender. It was also heard that the KMRL has submitted an affidavit in the Kerala High Court confirming this.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Earliest memories of watching a movie

My earliest in my memory timeline of watching a film in a theatre dates back to the early 1960s. It was a matinee show.  The theatre was Ganesh Picture House.  The movie was Absent Minded Professor. (Read more..)

A magazine called Sport and Pastime

The Hindu is also probably the first to publish an exclusive magazine dedicated to sports. It started "Sport and Pastime" in 1947 under the leadership of S.K.Gurunathan...... (Read more..)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Five Yercaud Flowers

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

As birthdays go by…

Life goes on like this till one reaches an age when sometimes the image of one’s own garlanded photo hanging on the wall flashes through the mind.