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…

It’s not a mistake when no one is looking

Yesterday I was out to meet a friend and I was driving my way back home. The sun was slowly settled behind the endless layers of concrete. The asphalt gave out all the absorbed heat and the evening breeze was doing its fair share in bringing things back to normal. I drove the bike over the Padi flyover and brought it to a halt near the Korattur signal where I have to take a right turn. The indicator was on, the gear was on neutral and I was struggling to breathe inside the helmet. A car was there next to…

An amateur love letter to the girl of my dreams

Okay! If you’re the girl of my dreams, then I am writing this for you. Even if you’re not the girl of my dreams. Read it! No harm. I am a beginner when it comes to writing a love letter. And, I blame our education system for it. When I was young, I was taught how to write leave letters, permission letters, apology letters (I guess that sums up my school life), etc. But, no one foresaw the difficulty every guy would face in his teens, or any time later in his life. If I had been given a proper…

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…

What if we pay the politicians more? Would it change the landscape of Indian politics?

I’ve never thought I will write a post on politics. But, I am doing now. What made me do it? Well, a couple of days back I was reading a book  “When to rob a bank and 131 warped suggestions” written by Steven D Levitt, and Stephen J. Dubner. (the authors of the “Freakonomics“, the famous non-fiction book that released during 2005.) The book is a collection of selected articles from the blog. I was flipping pages and I stumbled upon the article Would Paying Politicians More Attract Better Politicians?.  The article talks about a scenario where politicians should be paid…

Smart Age: How new age social media content makes your brain dumb?

The age of smartphones has transformed the distribution of content and media across the internet. People no longer are interested in reading lengthier passages, and are obsessed with images and videos more than any form of media. If you want your audience to read something important, type that, convert it into an image, and post it online. That’s how people’s mind work these days. How have we arrived to this state of being obsessed with small snippets of text and images? Before the widespread use of technology, the only source of information we had was books. Searching something in a…

I can judge you because I have seen imdb’s top 250!

People are judgemental. They have been; they are; and they will be. But, the percentage of them being judgemental has increased in the recent times. The cool quotient of a person is decided upon where he or she is working, what kind of music he or she listens to, or what kind of movies he or she likes. If a person likes something that doesn’t mean the whole world should be of his or her taste. People differ and so is their taste. As individuals one must respect the likes and dislikes of others. In my opinion that will solve…