Archive for January, 2008

The indispensable cell phone

A year back, my wife and I drove downtown separately in two cars. Our return trip was at about 5 PM, bang on the rush hour traffic. (more…)

January 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm 1 comment

The one Stringed folk violin

Growing up in North  Madras, in a town home with a wall of windows facing what is now a busy street, we were treated to a dazzling display of wares throughout the day by vendors of different sorts. (more…)

January 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

A memorable buffet

For one who is used to the $7.95 buffets in the suburban Indian restaurants in the United states that normally feature a set of trays with Bunsen burners warming the food, under a glass hood with hand written labels describing Indian food such as chhole in terms such as ‘Chick Peas in gravy’, the GRThe Buffet at GRT Grand - ChennaiT Chennai’s buffet’s ambiance was a real treat. (more…)

January 18, 2008 at 3:02 am Leave a comment

In awe of the operating efficiency of the airline staff in India

“Vallavanukku pullum aayudham”

                                                              Tamil Saying

To a strong (capable) person, even a blade of grass is a weapon (more…)

January 17, 2008 at 1:36 am Leave a comment