Reunions 2019

While I am a fan of WhatsApp as it helps one to stay in touch almost everyday with friends and family, I also think there is no substitute for the good old “meeting in person”. Very often WhatsApp and other social media platforms lull you into believing that you are well connected, but when you … Read more

Coincidence on the 8th anniversary

Dearest Appa, Yesterday was 8 years since you have been gone in this life … and yesterday was also the “Karthigai deepam” day. Thats the day you had chosen to leave and for the first time your death anniversary date and the “karthigai deepam” day came on the same day. I am starting this remembering … Read more

Book review – Shadow lines, Amitav Ghosh

I loved “The hungry tide” and “The glass palace” both of which I have read fully. I struggled a little bit with “Sea of poppies” and I haven’t yet read “The river of smoke”. I think Amitav Ghosh is a brilliant writer and just “The glass palace” alone makes him the number one comtemporary author.  … Read more