M S Vaidyanathan

An entertaining night with the taxman

It was the inaugural session of a series of study circle meetings proposed on income tax for professionals. The resource person for the day was the principal chief commissioner, I-T department.

02 Aug 2018

Banking tales in the time of big scandals

With the spate of scams being unearthed in banks by investigation agencies and reported by the media, one cannot but sympathise with the plight of bankers.

10 Jul 2018

Watching Rajini and Kamal fight it out

It was in the seventies. Frequent strikes in my college gave me ample time and opportunity to pursue my avowed hobbies which ranged from autograph hunting, participating in youth programmes—both in Al

13 Jun 2018

Stock of hair worth more than Rs 20 lakh

Any move that the Modi government takes provides ample food for thought for the average citizen.

03 May 2018

Why bankers are a much harried lot

With financial scams of humongous proportions being reported in the media every other day, bankers and financial experts are a much harried lot.

29 Mar 2018

A politician’s plea during notes ban

Interesting that more than a year after the demonetisation announcement, people are still talking about it.

23 Feb 2018

Dusky dermatologist reveals a dark secret

Our wellness club was established informally a couple of years ago by a small circle of professional colleagues.

22 Jan 2018

Great trick that the pickpocket pulled

It was just one of those days when one tends to thank their stars on being saved from potential financial loss.

16 Dec 2017

Mother-in-law’s tongue in the house

Gardening is fast catching up among urbanites. For some it is a hobby; others who are health conscious prefer to source their vegetables and fruits from home-grown trees and plants.

25 Nov 2017

When a ‘first-timer’ left me bewildered

I am not an orator but only a writer, so I make it a point to write down whatever I have to convey.

08 Nov 2017

How I got a chance to interact with Cho

It was 1977. Our college remained closed for an unusually long period of time with students going on strike, sympathy strike, to be precise, in support of our friends from another college in the city

31 Oct 2017

Asian Games 2018