Monthly Archives: August 2011

What would she do?

In a remote village, an old aged couple  were leading a happy life. Their house is located in a calm and serene place. The village is fortunately not developed and there are visible signs of agriculture.  A small rivulet of … Continue reading

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What is the secret?

When one reads the works of Kalki’s historical novels, Thi Ja Ra, Akilan, Devan, Mark twain and a few others, the reader is transported into the world narrated by the writer. Sometimes one gets an hallucination that the characters are … Continue reading

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Would going electronic save environment?

Save paper campaigns call for electronic forms of storage and distribution. Paper is recycled.  Electronic device require power. Power generation is one of the major causes for pollution. The percentage of green power generation is very little as compared to … Continue reading

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super star’s 100th 100

Monday morning quarter back(s): Should not have opted out of West Indies tour, age factor, blame the ipl, lack of preparation, English mathematicians plan – modern technology, abject surrender, repeating the same mistakes and nervous nineties etc. Leave all that. … Continue reading

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What keeps his business going?

Recession, slow down, double dip recession, stock market crash, repo rate revision, bonds down grade, lower spending, change in customer preference, inflation, bad debts, toxic assets. These are some of the normal reasons that influence the growth or decline of … Continue reading

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Creative use of Backhoe loader

You think that Backhoe loaders are primarily used for construction, small demolitions, and excavation activities. No there is another use.  It is being used to excavate the accumulated garbage mounds and dump it into the garbage collection truck.  Creative!

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Puli Inji

What would be the name of the dish in English? Can it be Tamarind ginger mix or tamarind ginger paste? It is not a dish but cannot be also called a side dish. It cannot be categorized as a pickle. Category … Continue reading

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Mother earth is crying

Today while crossing the kandanchavadi dump yard I noticed (as usual) that it was littered and garbage being burnt.  Two buffaloes were straying in the dump. I also faintly heard somebody crying. The cry was feeble but strong. I turned … Continue reading

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Who is operating the traffic signal traffic signal in OMR – MGR Salai Junction?

I have noticed it couple of times during the evening peak hours but was always doubtful. Last evening I noticed it again and it was the security guard of a private agency.  No doubt the traffic police man used to … Continue reading

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Shri Mithai Spencer plaza branch – No air conditioner?

The glass door in the shops entrance has been removed. Ceiling fans have been installed. Have they removed the air-conditioning in Shri mithai branch @ Spencer plaza?  Is it to facilitate the free flowing of the mall’s air-conditioning into its … Continue reading

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