Post-poll pangs

I am writing this to inform you all, loyal readers, that I won’t be writing this week. There are many reasons for me to skip my regular column, some personal but mostly political. Continue Reading

An ode to vote

For me, NOTA is not an option howsoever ugly the credentials of the candidates. Yet, I welcome NOTA because it was introduced with the honourable motive of bringing a disillusioned voter to the booth. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

March past, April Fools’ time now

I am inspired. I am encouraged. And I am emboldened, enough to present my own manifesto, my promises, knowing fool, er, full well that there is no chance of me getting elected. There is a conspiratorial proviso in the EC… Continue Reading

2 is the new ‘one’

Mathematicians will be aghast but 2 is a prime number now. Rajinikanth, who is known for doing impossible things on screen (he holds the record for defying gravity by flying for the longest time and in the process knocking out scores of villains in mid-air before touching ground zero), is the architect of this arithmetic acrobatic. Continue Reading

Random Reflections

Without prejudice to friends of other faiths, I can say with pride (I concede it may not be fashionable or even prudent, though) that Hinduism, with its myriad godheads, festivals, rituals, traditions, sects and systems is the greatest celebration of God’s diverse creation. Continue Reading