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13 Jul 2016
Childhood memories of a Keralite is never complete without memories of one or more trips to movie theatres. When we were kids, we enjoyed movies in large single-screen theatres. Many of these theatres do not exist anymore. Few of these theatres exist… just as buildings. “Vinod” theatre in Angamally, Kerala, is one such movie theatre...
30 May 2016
Visit to some places enthrals you even if you are visiting the place for a 10th time. Dakshinachitra, the culture and heritage village, on ECR Road, Chennai, is one such place. Each visit to Dakshnichitra provides a new learning experience. Dakshinachitra is one of the few places my daughter wants to visit during any visit...
08 Nov 2015
———— Mr. S was waiting for someone near a Lake… looking at the already polluted lake. An old dull teal scooter came towards him… slowly… and took a right turn towards the lake.   This is not the person he was waiting for.  But, many things on the scooter caught his attention… more attention than the...
04 Nov 2015
Drinking water taps on both sides of public roads were common during my school days. Slowly those water taps vanished. We got free water for few more years. All shops were ready to provide quality water to all. But today, we have to buy water. The price of Diesel and Petrol is increasing. We are...
03 Nov 2015
This is kind of Nostalgia note on our journey to waste segregation. Mythri Maiden is a small apartment with 28 housing units. Almost an year ago, we started segregating waste with a simple idea: “being a small community does not mean that we should shrug away from our duties towards our environment.” Being Part of...
05 May 2015
Styrofoam (thermocol) takes almost the same time or more than that of plastic materials to decompose. Hence it is better to reuse styrofoam materials to the maximum possible extend. Here is an example of the reuse of styrofoam materials in a rooftop garden in Chennai. Subscribe to the channel if you like to watch similar...
30 Apr 2015
These are some of the photographs from Thuppanchira Pond taken between 2011 and 2014. Oh! that white patch that looks like a building is my home.  We need these ponds to preserve the various stages of plant life in the surrounding area… The pond is rich with aquatic life… Early morning… water droplets on grass...
29 Apr 2015
The Pond: Thuppanchira, the name is new to me even though the pond was there, just behind my home, for the last 15 years after we built our house in 1998. The pond was there for more than a 100 years before we moved to this house. The only change that happened to the pond...