M S Vaidyanathan

My pal who always gave me good news

One of the first people I befriended after settling down in Madras—now Chennai—was our postman.

31 Oct 2018

Capturing a ‘war-torn’ cricket stadium

A gadget that fascinated me during my college days was the camera.

12 Sep 2018

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