J S Raghavan
Come summer, the sellers of ice apple (nungu in Tamil), the fruits plucked from palmyrah trees, sit in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.
09 Jun 2018
The Kanyakumari Express reached Tamil Nadu’s Maniyachi junction. Bursts of chilly winds from Courtallam falls had air conditioned the station.
28 May 2018
Thambiah who may be likened to an Indian version of Mulliner, a Wodehousian creation always had a chronicle under his belt.
11 May 2018
My father, a lawyer in Poonamallee, commanded respect from his clients, fellow lawyers and even strangers. The reasons could be his height, broad forehead and shoulders and benevolent aura.
27 Apr 2018
Our sprawling house in Poonamallee, Chennai was not a hub for migratory birds that flew from Siberia or other avian ports of origin on way to their favoured sanctuaries.
09 Apr 2018
Many Wodehousian fans would love to have an Aunt Agatha or Aunt Dahlia, or Bertie Wooster or even both.
07 Mar 2018
In the early sixties, when I was twenty and a visitor to Calcutta, a lean, bent by age guest to my sister’s place resembling the maestro S D Burman invited me to attend a bhajan at his residence.
14 Feb 2018
Parama, short for Parameswaran, was not a ‘bone’fide orthopaedist who breezed through a medical college and took the Hippocratic Oath.
20 Jan 2018
Thambiah, whose visit to my flat is as unpredictable as a sneeze, dropped in this morning dressed in crisp ‘minister white’ dhoti and a roomy shirt.
01 Jan 2018
One inexplicable love most humorists have is for gourmet food. Kalki and Devan, the two humour specialists in Tamil tickled the funny bones of many readers with their feather-soft witticisms.
18 Dec 2017
The management guru was in an expansive mood. He appeared to be solicitous, ready to treat me with kid gloves.
05 Dec 2017
Understandably the patients who gather in a doctor’s waiting room do not talk with each other, preferring to keep their health issues close to their chest.
15 Nov 2017
Anyone familiar with the idyllic world of P G Wodehouse, would empathise with me if I say that my Burma aunt was a replica of Aunt Agatha, who made life miserable for Bertie Wooster.
02 Nov 2017
Marriage counsellors might postulate that most of the marital fights arise due to lack of clarity in communication.
21 Oct 2017
The professor greeted me with a tome in hand. Somehow, I was reminded of the legendary crooner Bing Crosby’s song that included the line, ‘like Webster’s dictionary we are Morocco bound’.
05 Oct 2017