Fiddle away the moments that make up a dull day

Hello everyone. Just in case you thought I was wasting my time on Twitter, starting pointless Tumblr memes, whiling away precious hours recording corny music and writing columns for newspapers instead of blogging, well, you’d be right! I am not given to Web 2.0 prognostications like “Blogging is dead” because that would be like saying Continue reading Fiddle away the moments that make up a dull day

Indianizing the Facebook “Like” button

In India, we do things differently. And in keeping with the rich tradition of orally imparted knowledge and MMS scandals, we rarely like to write things down, and that is why when we go to “foreign”, we spare no chances in pontificating, elucidating and prognosticating on the Great Indian Difference. In India, we have history. Continue reading Indianizing the Facebook “Like” button

S Meenakshi (1917-2010)

As I sit here, in yet another quintessentially Tambram function, observing several folks busying themselves with rituals, odd jobs and other paraphernalia, listening to brusque orders given by a couple of priests who are constantly interrupted by their mobile phones, with custom sloka ringtones, I almost entirely forget that the event is actually a funeral. Continue reading S Meenakshi (1917-2010)