1. Satyameva Jayate = Social Pornography?

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    Aamir Khan’s much hyped TV program is finally on air, and my parents spent the morning hour watching it. I can happily exclude myself, since I’m an internet addict, and the computer in my house is at right angles to the telly. I did hear it though, from start to...
  2. Chicken Soup for the Misanthrope’s Soul

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    I’m sure there isn’t going be a title like this in the Chicken Soup series. There shouldn’t be. Though I wish there would, for people like me. People all around me are beating wives, committing genocide, torturing daughters-in-law for dowry, aborting female foetuses, sentencing people to death but I don’t...
  3. Discovery of (vegetables of) India

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    This is not going to be my usual boring lecture on my pet subjects. It is instead an attempt to start something collaborative on TSR. I want to make a catalogue of the lesser known fruits and vegetables of South India. When I used to visit my grandparents in Karaikudi,...
  4. Tiffin thoughts

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    By Raamesh Gowri Raghavan   Tiffin – a word that belonged to Victorian England, but which has now been completely annexed by Indians. And especially South Indians at that, who have given it its rich, nuanced meanings.   A word that immediately summons daydreams of crisp vadai, ambade, dosai, bajji,...