A girl. A song. A moment.

Sometimes, hearing a song can kindle an emotion, a memory, or sometimes both. There’s this song that reminds me of a girl and what its like to fall in love for a brief moment. I remember that day. I was fifteen when I saw her. I saw her once, and never saw her again, even though we studied in the same school. It was a summer day. But, I really wish if it was raining when I saw her. It would’ve been more romantic. I stood in one of the corridors and was talking to my friends. The place was…

Me vs. The green stick

I studied in an English medium school. But, like every other English medium school, we all spoke in Tamil. We spoke in Tamil, we swore in Tamil. But, the teachers, as per the rules, spoke in English. But, we stuck to speaking in Tamil. The management had tried so hard to control the students and bring them the habit of speaking in English. They thought that the school atmosphere would look great if everyone spoke in English. They tried several methods, but nothing worked out. Then, one of the teachers (or the headmaster himself?) came up with this idea. They…

Deciphering a girl’s profile on Tinder: Mission impossible

Tinder is slowly picking up pace in India. For those who don’t know what is Tinder, it is a popular online matchmaking/dating app that lets you find singles in your area. Based on your location, you will be shown pictures of single men/women in your area and if you like them you swipe right and if you don’t you swipe left. If they also like you, then you get to chat inside the app. You can then decide to go on a date, or if you find the person boring, you break it off and move on to swiping the…

The hot idlis that gave me the chills

It was a fine morning in Bangalore. I woke up and looked around. I had slept for more than six hours. People usually say that you won’t get proper sleep when you’re in a new place. But, my system is an exception. When the clock hits half past ten, I doze off. No matter what happens. I was in Bangalore to visit my friend. It’s been a while since I visited Bangalore and I thought it would be a nice break from the usual routine. I looked into the adjacent room and I saw my friend waking up slowly. After…

My next ebook “The Extra Men” is available for download

When you’re trying to become a writer, you write so many things. Random and whatever comes to your mind. Sometimes, you delete them off, and sometimes you feel the work is bad and leave it as it is and will start working on other stuff. I’ve done one such thing in 2014.  It was a cold evening when I completed my novella. After writing the last line, I read it once again, and I thought the concept was too different and experimental. I was worried how about how much people will like it. I thought of deleting it. But, I…

Single guy? Society thinks you have a serious problem!

Sometimes you see a beautiful girl in college, or your workplace and enquire about her, people would say “She’s is so stubborn. Several guys proposed to her and she rejected all of them. What a bold character!” Let’s consider a similar situation where a guy a single. Do you know what the people around him would say? “He is almost 30, and you know what! He is still single.” Even if the guy says he rejected several proposals, people would probably laugh at him.  The society has changed a lot and the people who suffer a lot are the single…

What is the relation between molecular biology and global economy? (Never mind, you won’t read it!)

Recently, where ever I go, I only see two things predominantly. Food joints and pharmacies. There weren’t these many pharmacies or food joints before 10 years. This made me want to dig a little deeper into this issue. So, I googled the current valuation of the Indian food Industry and the Healthcare Industry. The Indian food industry is valued at US$240 billion currently and expected to reach US$482 billion (growth by 104 percent) by 2020. So, what’s the big deal? The more the people, the more they eat! Right? Let’s look at the healthcare industry as well. Currently, the Indian…

I grew up watching Tamil movies, and I feel happy about it!

When I lacked reading practice in my school days, everything I learnt was from movies. I am talking about Tamil movies. It is only during my college days I was exposed to the Hollywood and other streams of cinema. So whatever I know, learnt, experienced and enjoyed till my late teens is through Tamil movies. Every now and then I see people posting about how they seem less attracted to Tamil movies after watching foreign movies. It’s a natural feeling. I am not denying that. But, my point is, one shouldn’t forget the very thing that laid the foundation to…

How practising photography turned me into a better writer.

I read somewhere that “Photography is the art of capturing a moment and making it live forever.” The same could be applied to a piece of writing. When I wanted to write, and when I tried, I couldn’t write. I lacked the flow. I needed motivation. I needed something to inspire me to proceed further. That is when my mom got a book from one of our neighbors. The book was “Desandhri” by S.Ramakrishnan. The book spoke about the travel experiences of the writer. One of the lines from the book said that world starts from outside your home. That made…