J S Raghavan

The skeleton in the school cupboard

In the higher secondary school where I studied way back in the fifties, its headmaster, a confirmed bachelor, taught us science.

17 Oct 2019

A heady concoction and its sweet ally

Indeed, coffee had been the driving force of most adults as toffee is that of children.

20 Sep 2019

When punkhawallah stole the limelight

This generation may not have seen a punkha, since electric fans, and more luxurious items like air conditioners are widely available.

30 Aug 2019

Fined for violating neighbour’s airspace

The same person also preached that one must love his enemy. However, there are times in our lives when the neighbour turns out to be the enemy.

17 Aug 2019

The crazy thief who stole many hearts

Crazy’ Mohan, a jokesmith par excellence and a protégé of P G Wodehouse and Devan, could effortlessly keep his audience tied to their seats.

11 Jul 2019

When a funeral gave life to a dead Test

The principal one carried a pot with curls of smoke spiralling out.

20 Jun 2019