Archive for October, 2007

Santhana Krishnan – Diamond in the rough

Monday, October 29th, 2007

One word that comes to mind when I remember Santhana is WOW.  I met him at BVHS when we moved to Salem in 1982.  We were introduced to each other as partners to represent the school in debates. Sanatana came across as a modest small town boy. I was sure that I would dominate the partnership. Did not realize how […]

Tamil Vs Tamil Nadu — Is death of Tamil inevitable?

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

WARNING:  If you are not a Tamilian then you can skip this message. Will make no sense….  This has been bugging me for a long time. In one of those govt building in Anna Salai, near Saidapet in Chennai you can see a Board that implies .. If you improve and strengthen Tamil then Tamil Nadu […]

Learning with Ghosts — Will wait for the judgement Day

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Ok… It is nothing that dramatic. I studied in Venkateswara school in Chromepet, which was in the shores of a lake right next to a cremation ground.  The intention of the school was not to install life’s lesson to young minds but activities at the cremation ground did have a profound effect on us. Most of the […]

Shankar Where are you?

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

One hot Summer day in 1985 , I came to Chennai again to continue my studies. My brother with all great dreams managed to get me  admitted into Gill Adarash .  From a school where I was taught only in Tamil  to a school where speaking in Tamil is not allowed!!!   — ( Still do not […]

Hello world!

Friday, October 19th, 2007