As a part of our CBC’s (Chennai Bloggers Club) 6-word memoir tag, I need to summarize my life in just six words. CBC is the facebook group where all the intelligent people of Chennai meet, discuss and share our blog posts
People, until yesterday, you were reading the blog of a blogger. But today, you are reading the blog of a blogger & (self) published author!! Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!
Finally, I have managed to write and publish that eBook I was talking about earlier :) It’s titled, “Happiness Guide For Tourists Visiting India: 50 Exciting Things To Do“. It’s not a travel guide, but it can be a good companion book to a proper travel guide to India. Of course, it’s a non-fiction book. Continue reading →
While all of us know that medical technologies have improved a lot during the recent years, is our technology-driven modern lifestyle increasing the need/demand for healthcare facilities, silently?
I seriously fail to understand the role of technology in ‘improving’ our lives. If you look at it outwardly, then yes, technology is definitely simplifying things and enabling people to do more. The time spent on a particular job has been reduced drastically as technology is being infused into each and every segment these days.
When I went to the Jane Jacobs walk around North Chennai recently, I met the person who runs Bambaram.in. I got curious by the name and asked him what the site is all about, and he told me that it’s an online rental library for toys, books, board games, puzzles, DIY science kits, CD’s and other infotainment products for kids .
I thought that the concept was interesting enough to mention it in my site. Imagine how much money parents spend on toys/books for kids, only to realize that their child is already bored with it within a few days (hours?). In no time, kids always want another new toy!! So, instead of buying toys/board games, why not rent it? Once the kid is exhausted with a toy, one can just return it and get another! Continue reading →
Smart Phones Dumb People? is a non-fiction book written by Parthajeet Sarma, who runs his own business in the building industry. This book elaborates on how our various problems could be solved, especially with the application of technology. When I read the title, I was expecting the book to be about something else!
Initially the author touches upon the importance of innovation and the ecosystem required to create innovation. The second chapter is about technology. Frankly, the first two chapters contain a lot of information that we already know. But his insight on PAT (Process Alteration by Technology) offers some food for thought, Continue reading →
I happened to go to the Jane Jacobs Heritage walk today that involved us covering a few famous buildings & monuments in North Chennai, India. This walk was organized by Urban Design Collective. Actually, I was born and brought up here and lived in this part of the city, during the first five years of my life. Thereupon, since our grandmother’s house was close to Broadway (Metro station), we used to visit this place quite frequently. I still remember the cycle-rickshaws we hired, back then. I was surprised to see a couple of them even now!! Continue reading →
One day during my sixth standard annual vacation, I was playing for the entire day (as usual) and came home in the evening. My mother told me that someone had sent me a letter by post. I was shocked. A letter?? for me???
Do you remember the blue-colour inland envelope letter with a printed stamp on it? That’s what I got. I saw the name of the person who sent it, and it was my bench-mate during the previous year. I did remember us discussing sending letters to each other during vacations (this was just one among so many other grand plans we made), but I never took it seriously.
He not only took it seriously, but also wrote a letter and sent it to me!! Continue reading →