Standing Up


Opinions, Ramblings

For having a blog with tagline “If you have something to say, I shall be saying something as well”, I have not been saying what I have wanted to say for a long long time, I realized. It was a conscious decision because I decided to write only about music in this space. Though it […]

November 5, 2017

Three Hundred


book review, Ramblings, reviews

When your BFF publishes a book that you have already read, re-read and heard about during the making, that too a quadzillion times, how do you review it? No this is not a review. Author Sir (AS): Did you read the draft I sent? Vid Dev (VD): You know I don’t read love stories, right. […]

May 28, 2016

Mastering a Toast


art, Ramblings

“Hear, hear” and the clinking of a glass is what we can relate to, the moment one talks about a Toast, thanks to English movies. Well it does have a relevance and a difference with what I am going to write about. The relevance is, the name toastmasters was adopted from the event, where one […]

July 23, 2015

Arbitration vs Mediation


Ramblings

“It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps the justice alive.” LJ Earl Warren The concept of Conflict Management through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has introduced a new mechanism of dispute resolution that is non adversarial. A dispute is basically ‘lis inter partes’ and the justice dispensation system in India has […]

April 12, 2015

Is copied art mine?


cartoons, Ramblings

An artist Deva had drawn a sketch of the music composer Saint Thyagaraja and published the same in his art blog hosted by blogspot on February 9th 2011. The blog did not have restrictions in downloading the photo from the internet. A book, Pancharatna Kritis of Thyagaraja in Ghana Ragas was published in December 2013 […]

March 25, 2015

This is how it is scored


Ramblings

The tenth results were out that day. And there were interviews of the toppers – and what they wanted to become in their lives as they grew up – all over the TV. Well, first of all congratulations to the deserving students. But there was this one instance of reality amidst those interviews to me. […]

June 3, 2014

Tailing the Donkey


Ramblings, Story

My school management had decided that us high school students need to have some professional / soft skills training to cope up with the outside world back then. So we used to have a trainer from outside come and coach us certain weekends. And those classes used to be fun and interactive. During one such […]

April 23, 2014

The Legend of the Commuter’s Catatonia


Ramblings, Story, travel

Remember this scene in Aaytha Ezhuthu where Sidharth and Trisha will go round-trips in the same bus? Well this post, though similar, is not even remotely romantic. Of course, people who know me would be aware of it already. In a single line, I travelled the same route in the same bus to and fro, […]

January 3, 2014