Author: Jo

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Love is… – The Infinite Attempt

    Makes one’s heart stubbornly fragile A sweet irony that gives you wings But prevents you flying at will An alchemist is it Transforming you into someone else A magic where you lose yourself...






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Reading Indians!

On electric trains and other local transports, I have often seen many gentlemen carrying the dailies tugged tight under their armpits or folded disrespectfully or suffocating under their firm palm grips. Hardly have I seen...






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Requiem for Rajapaksa’s Presidency

    There would’ve never been such anticipation for the election results of a neighbouring nation like the one for the Sri Lankan presidential election among Indian Tamils. Mahinda was a man whom no Tamil...






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Methane Extraction in Cauvery Delta

  A fastest growing country like India must have its energy requirements duly filled. But in the process of attaining energy security, is it ok if the citizens’ livelihood and lives are risked? A private...






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Linguistics and Cyber Kids

Among my peers I’ve always been the last to embrace any technology. It wasn’t planned, yet it happened that way, always. While I decided to enter into Orkut, and finally did so, one of my...






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The Falcon in my Backyard

  I came from a familial background that insisted too much on academics. Hence I was always encouraged to read, but they saw to it that my reading never went beyond text books. Groomed under...






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What is ‘Waste’ anyway?

    Few weeks back in my ‘The Paradoxical Modithuva’ I had briefly highlighted how the twin massively driven campaigns ‘Make in India’ and ‘Clean India’ contradict each other conceptually. ON the same line of...






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The changing face of Education

  Recently noted Tamil literati and writer Pavannan, in one of his article had shared his experience. He on one of his, over eight hour, train journeys happened to me reading a big book. A...






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Intellectuals – Identifying Reel from Real

  The technological leap in the 21st century, especially post the internet boom, has altogether changed the way human beings think, interact and exchange ideas and share knowledge. More precisely post the social networking platforms...