‘Honey, I shrunk the tumours’

                      Yet another cancer cure announcement. News agencies. Every once in a couple of years, some medical institute or the other announces that they are on the cusp of a dramatic breakthrough in man’s indomitable quest to find a cure for cancer. Papers are presented at leading world medical conferences, the media go agog over […]

Tailor-made for you

                                             A stitch in time saves nine. Old proverb. My mind turned to tailors recently. Or to put it more precisely, my mind turned to why my mind had not turned to tailors for a very long time. Several years, in fact. There are good reasons for this. Over the past few decades, the sartorial […]

Appassionato

Follow your own passion – not your parents’, not your teachers’ – yours.~ Robert Ballard. Now let me tell you, straight off the bat that I had no idea who Robert Ballard was until I came across that snappy quotation. For the record, he is a retired US naval officer and an expert on oceanography. […]

It is that time of the year again

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music. Aldous Huxley. The 2019 Chennai Music Season is upon us. The 2018 Season seems just like yesterday. A pleasant aural illusion. Over recent decades, we have witnessed a massive upsurge in the interest and enthusiasm evinced in Carnatic music. Those who brought about […]

The Mousetrap

‘I mean, imagine how some unfortunate Master Criminal would feel, on coming down to do a murder at the old Grange, if he found that not only was Sherlock Holmes putting in the weekend there, but Hercule Poirot, as well.’ – Bertie Wooster / P.G. Wodehouse. The world can broadly be divided into two discrete […]