The hair dressers of Madras

Back in 2012, I had written a story on Kerala Hair Dressers, a 75-year-old salon in Pondy Bazaar, in T Nagar. I had lost the story during the Chennai floods and couldn’t trace it again. Recently, when I wanted to get a haircut, I decided to go back to that place, for old time’s sake.... Continue Reading →


The last day of the telegraph service witnessed a range of reactions and emotions at the telegraph offices in Chennai A few more hours were left for it to live. 163 years is indeed more than a lifetime in today’s age when technology is changing at lightning speed. It was July 15 and it had... Continue Reading →


All I wanted to do was sleep. After a hard day’s work there was nothing more important for me than that and yet, it eluded me that night. There were too many mosquitoes around. I covered myself with a bed sheet and yet, they seemed to get in and bite me. The repellant seemed to... Continue Reading →

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