Why do People Include Degrees after their Names?


I am not jealous. Just curious.

Why do people include their degrees after their names?

Recently, I saw a board before a marriage hall where the groom’s name was immediately followed by a ‘BE’. My first reaction was, ‘Dude, there are a million BEs coming out of engineering colleges in TN alone, every year. Are you telling proudly to everyone that you are just one of those million people? And that you mugged up text in multiple text books (xerox copies of books written by local authors) to pass BE?’ Continue reading “Why do People Include Degrees after their Names?”

Upcoming Standup Comedians: Sharada & Prason of CBC

It’s my pleasure to inform you that two bloggers from our Chennai Bloggers Club (CBC) performed a stand-up comedy in front of a live audience @ Chennai recently. They have even uploaded their show on Youtube ๐Ÿ™‚ So ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the upcoming stand-up comedy artists Sharada & Prason. Have a look at the videos embedded below and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Continue reading “Upcoming Standup Comedians: Sharada & Prason of CBC”

To Walk or Take a Bus?

That was my dilemma during my recent Hyderabad trip – To walk or take a bus? Actually, the house I was staying in was not far enough to take a bus, and was not close enough to walk, from the Secunderabad Railway station. I ate a heavy lunch at Chutneys and came to the Secunderabad junction. I wanted to walk back home.

So I spotted two people who were looking polite and well dressed, and asked them: “Sir, do you know which way I need to walk to go to East Marredpally?” Continue reading “To Walk or Take a Bus?”

In my Next Birth, I want to be born as . . .

Little brown bat with visible symptoms typical of WNS (8509677349)

A Little Brown Bat!

Actually, I wanted to be born as aย Buffalo in my next birth cos I love it’s attitude towards life (lazy, uncaring, et. all) but once I got familiar with the little brown bat, I immediately changed my mind.

The little brown bat can sleep for 19.9 hours a day, and hibernate for 6+ months in a year. (Source: Wiki)

Did you read that? Go back and read the previous line carefully once again.


So, what creature would you want to be born as, in your next life (if there is one)? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Destination Infinity

Photo credit:ย By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Life Before and After becoming an Author!!


Becoming an author, at least for me, has resulted in me taking a U-Turn in many aspects of life. Some –

Before becoming an Author:ย I can easily write a 400-page Novel within a couple of months.

After becoming an Author: Writing a 115-page novella took 7 months. Phew! ๐Ÿ˜›


Before:ย Frank (often blunt) comments on other’s blog posts.

After: Sugar-coated SWEET comments ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰


Continue reading “Life Before and After becoming an Author!!”

How was rice discovered initially?

Rice Plants (IRRI)

Some things perplex me to no end. This is one question/thought that has been tarnishing my mind over the few days. I’ve put it in the blog so you people can also suffer ๐Ÿ˜›

How (and why) was rice discovered initially?

Let’s assume I don’t know rice – I’ve never seen it. Now, I happen to wander on the plains and I happen to see a rice plant. But I don’t know that it is rice. What will I most probably do?ย  Continue reading “How was rice discovered initially?”

My New Found Social Status: Novelist!

If you’ve ever tried to explain what a ‘professional blogger’ is, especially to elder people, you know how difficult that is. After 30 minutes of questions (and my replies), they analyze the field and decide that what I am doing is a waste of time. Well, I can’t totally refute that either ๐Ÿ˜›

So, I was desperate to find some other answer to that lethal question – ‘What do you do?’. Once, when I was drinking coconut water (Elaneer), the shopkeeper pointed towards someone who just walked by and proudly said (to another person next to him) – ‘You know what, he is a novelist. He writes stories. He always drinks coconut water in my shop.’ The other person was also like, ‘Wow’.

That, ladies and gentlemen, was the biggest motivation & driving factor in me deciding to write a novel – I desperately wanted to change my social status to *anything except a blogger*, and a ‘novelist’ seemed *most glamorous* (at least to others) ๐Ÿ˜€ Continue reading “My New Found Social Status: Novelist!”

My First Meditation Experience ~ #ConditionSeriousHai

After attending this course, I decided that I will implement at least one thing taught there. After a long internal debate, I chose meditation. As recommended there, I decided to meditate everyday for 20 minutes (the most minimum recommended period), just before I slept (at 12 AM in the night!).

You think meditation is a very easy thing to do, right?ย Read on to find out how my #ConditionSeriousHai Mind tortures me.

Conversation between me and my mindย during my first meditation:

Me: I am going to meditate right here, on this chair.

My mind: Nonsense. Go sit down on the floor. Have you seen any great Rishi meditating on a chair? Continue reading “My First Meditation Experience ~ #ConditionSeriousHai”