Why and how?

Do read Badri Seshadri’s well-articulated post on Dravidian Foundational Myths & Tamil Exceptionalism and my response/feed-forward to it.

Folks, this post/essay is a bit too long – some 2250+ words or so; however, don’t run away, don’t please ask for a tl;dr – but please go through this post with a fine-toothcomb, it has snippets and references for us to appreciate the sheer enormity of the levels of Corruption in Tamilnadu – though it mainly deals with only one of the many continuing dravidian scandals: the nexus between the Politicians-Bureaucrats-Sand-mafia; if you can share this link and generally spread the evidence-based records of our pasts and the continuing, rather tragic present, you may be actually helping our fellow Tamils and Tamilnadu – if not the whole of Bharat; please think about this. Read the rest of this entry »

This marker event (for me) happened in the hazy days of my past, lost in the swirling mists of time. I never wrote about it or even talked about it to anyone.

That is, until a week ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Of course, I made a joke out his name and his ‘okay’ quality book: The Smile of Murugan: On Tamil Literature of South India‘ in a previous post of mine, which was actually intended to be a tragic-comedy (=tasteless, nerdy humor) of sorts about IIT-Madras & DogLobbies. Read the rest of this entry »

July 1946. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

Though I generally avoid working with Teachers or even other Adults (…erm, Adolts, if you will) these days and hence restrict myself, if at all, to working with young ladies & gents – once in a while, I get to chat with School teachers in small groups; and a few of them happened recently. Read the rest of this entry »

I confess that Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko, the fine ‘Soviet era’ poet has been somewhat of an influence on me, at a variety of levels. Read the rest of this entry »

Our illustrious & lovable Chacha can be blamed for many things, but not for his Balance or Scholarship, leave alone concern for Bharathiyas. Read the rest of this entry »

…also, NO publicity, metrics, engagements, soundclouds, Internet customs, death & the like… apparently. Read the rest of this entry »

That was a fav of mine, Sebastian Junger, reflecting on ‘balance’ to another fav, Tim Ferriss. Read the rest of this entry »

Okay. Apparently an youngman (ym1) has become youthfully angsty – and is annoyed and disappointed with me, because of certain points-of-view expressed on the blog – please check out the comments section too. Read the rest of this entry »