My favorite city: Coimbatore [CBE]. Did you expect me to say Chennai, where I live? Or Bangalore, where I used to live? NO WAY. Hopeless traffic and long commute times take large cities out of my radar. And the cost of living: forget owning a house, even paying rent in large cities for a tiny house without open space/garden, is a large pain.
There is a charm with living in small towns and cities. You’ll understand when you live in one. Of course, if you hate large cities, like me, it’s even better. Continue reading My Favorite City for Living: Coimbatore [CBE]
YEPME.com has been advertising on TV quite aggressively, so when I wanted to buy new shoes, I thought why not check their website. I also wanted to look at the collection of shoes on Myntra.com, to which, I’ll come to shortly.
I spent about an hour checking various shoes on YEPME. I finally selected brown color shoes with brown lace and black sole. I didn’t want white color anywhere because I am afraid it will become dirty with mud. With brown color, though, exposure to mud & dust will enhance its look, not degrade. Maintenance-free 😛 Continue reading YEPME.com Vs. Myntra.com
For my #madeofgreat story I choose a couple who are my distant relatives. I don’t want to name them because I didn’t take their permission to write this post. I have not seen them often and don’t know much about them – last time I saw them was in a marriage four years ago. But I keep hearing about them from common relatives. Continue reading #madeofgreat
I recently went to Mr. Rajamani Balakrishnan’s son’s wedding @ Chennai. He is a member of our WRIMO India Facebook group and released his first novel, The King is in Check, during the marriage reception ceremony. Don’t you think giving away print books for free is a sweet gesture, especially when most authors hesitate to give even their eBooks for free? Here’s the pic:
Raj and Amisha were in love for a couple of years before getting married. Their married life was the opposite of their love life. Back then, Raj was still working and had a lot of disposable income. If there was a fight between them, he would later easily console her by gifting gold rings or jhumkas as a gift.
But, after marriage, Raj lost his job due to downsizing in his company, and was unsuccessfully looking for another job for over a year. His savings were dwindling and his fights with Amisha were increasing. He couldn’t say if there was a correlation between the two, but here he was, unable to buy gold jewelry to pacify her, and unable to continue the fights.
His life had become a big mess, he thought. But he was a resolute man with a never-say-die attitude. He was determined to find a solution to his problem. Continue reading Raj and his Jewellery Woes (Short story)
‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ is a partial autobiography of M K Gandhi. He explains how various events molded his character, how he developed his philosophies, and how he followed them stringently even through periods of extreme trial. This book contains the important events of the his life from the time of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth (Oct. 02, 1869) to 1921, when the book was published.
We know Mahatma Gandhi. But how did M K Gandhi become Mahatma Gandhi? How was one person able to live truthfully, able to convince millions of people to follow him – given his unconventional method of fighting, able to gain enough strength to bring a powerful empire to its knees, all by following non-violent methods of protest? Continue reading My Experiments with Truth – M K Gandhi (Book Review)
Boomers!: The Final Solution is a Thriller novel written by Daniel Horne.
Gist: A newspaper reporter investigates a false shooting case at a party to find there is more going on behind the scenes and this murder might be just a cover up. A smuggler finds his usual route in Arizona desert bordering Mexico, Southern US, being monitored by Drone air crafts. He also finds his latest shipment and men missing. Who could be behind it? Continue reading Boomers!: The Final Solution (Book Review)
Human beings, throughout known history, have been fighting and killing each other. Our epics were centered around wars. History is full of battles and conquests. Until a few decades ago, Kingdoms and Countries were routinely warring and killing people en-masse.
I wonder what inspired people to join armies wanting to kill other people? Continue reading What Inspired People to Join Armies and Kill?
I have written earlier about how my dream of wearing a purple jersey and representing my school for inter-school sports event was tarnished during my 6th Std. Now, I will write how another dream of mine — someone hanging a medal around my neck for winning a sports event was tarnished during my 10th Std.
I have received medals, as early as 3rd Std., but those were for cultural activities. Inspired by Olympic prize distribution ceremony, I wanted a medal for sports. When I won the 2nd prize for long jump during 6th Std. the school officials gave cups, not medals! Continue reading My Autobiography: My Bad Luck in Sports Continues in Xth too…
Ponniyin Selvan #1: Fresh Floods is the English translation of the first part of the popular and bestselling historical fiction classic novel in Tamil. The book, set in 11th Century Tamil Nadu, was written by Kalki in the 40s/50s, has been translated into English by Pavithra Srinivasan, and is published by Westland Ltd.
Book review in one word: Wow! Continue reading Ponniyin Selvan #1: English Translation of Tamil Classic Novel ~ Wow!