Why So Serious?

Ah! The right time to stir this up. It is almost a day since the debate on Newshour on the snapchat that Tanmay Bhat had made on Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar Ji. I just got off YouTube, with my ears paining. Although I did put in the maximum efforts that I could at this... Continue Reading →

Book Review- Between Now and Forever

When I heard about calls for reviews for this book, I was skeptical. I never really could stand romance genre and was more into non-fiction. Then, if not now, when else would I get the liberty to try, right? So I just took a chance in doing this. This book is about Love, life, hope,... Continue Reading →

Dear Child!

Dear Child, You may be wondering as to what this letter is doing in the envelope that you have got as a gift for your birthday. This is my gift to you, on a rather important day in your life. 16, is such a magical number. Happy birthday, my baby. You will always me my... Continue Reading →

Trippy Steps

She walked faster, for the rain drops were getting heavy. She had loads of work to get done with and was really not pleased with the mental state that she was in. Still, she had held her head high and got on with the day. It was just 22 hours back that she had put... Continue Reading →

Thamizh Mania

This post is long overdue and has been in my drafts folder for a very long time now. Choosing one's life partner oneself has been a sticky subject since times immemorial. Although times have changed and parents these days are open to an extent, still there are situations where the couple need to fight it... Continue Reading →

The ‘TamBrahm’ Code

One of my repeat-reads this week 🙂 Read and enjoy

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‘Madrasi’

‘Dark-skinned’

‘Lungi-clad’ & 

‘Conservative Pricks’

Yeah so this is pretty much how most of the people describe us. Not that we care. Most of it is true. But there is a lot more to a ‘Madrasi’ than what meets the eye. I am not someone who is really a ‘Tamil’ or a ‘Brahmin’ fanatic. But then lets just say that this post is a guide for some of you on how to unravel these ‘unique’ humans and perhaps help you understand them better.

  • Let’s start with the name. Okay so you know that the guy you loved all your life had his name as ‘Ashwin Sadasivam’. But as you sit on the dais during your wedding, the priest cites your name along with the a name that sounds like ‘Neelakanta Sharma’.Before you start doubting the true identity of your partner, let me clarify that. We are also given a…

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Down the Memory Lane

There would have been a time in most of the Tambrahm kondhai's lives that we had a paatu mami. ( Yes, learning music or any instruments is mandatory as per the Code of Conduct of Tambrahminism ) This post is my tribute to my paatu mami, who, in my opinion, is one of the most... Continue Reading →

Miseries of Education

The much awaited Class 12 results are out in Tamilnadu and its that time of the year when newspapers are filled with pictures and claims and bragging and what-nots. I can really visualize the newspapers the next few days. Every school submitting that the topper is from their school and this and that. Every year,... Continue Reading →

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