Casino, is a part of the movie viewing experience of an old timer in Chennai. In December 1941, it became a new venue in the cinematic experience of Madras when it opened with the British comedy It turned out nice again.
Every day, at seven in the morning, Murugan walks in to the Chennai Central station and sits on the benches in the platform, waiting for the morning trains to arrive. Once a train pulls into a stop, he rushes near the coaches to see if any passengers require help with the luggage. He haggles with... Continue Reading →
It is said that until the age of 16, the great Indian sage and mystic Ramana Maharishi did not know that Arunachala, the sacred mountain in Thiruvannamalai, was a real place. Having known it as a mystical place right from his childhood, the whole realisation changed him. Two weeks back, we drove down to Thiruvannamalai... Continue Reading →
This was published previously in The Economic Times, Chennai, to mark the Madras Week celebrations Generations of lovers of English literature have grown up reading The Old Curiosity Shop,the Charles Dickens classic, which describes the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather who together run a shop of odds and ends in England. Around 70... Continue Reading →