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Onam Decoration-Story

September 5, 2017

Friends, a compelling story of how I get those flowers for pookalam….

For the past many years, I have been doing the entire job of doing the pookalam singlehandedly, once… Read More

Poompuhar to help artisans find access to larger market

September 30, 2016

Poompuhar is planning to rope in graduates from NIFT and artisans to come up with new designs for making idols. It is also planning a design at its office here soon, a top official of the department said.

The corporation is in talks with four more airports — Tirupati, Tiruchi,… Read More

Our Policemen and Policewomen on Traffic duty

May 2, 2016

It is a sad sight to see our policemen and women manning traffic in Chennai city. I understand that there are about 9000 such personnel who in addition to the fact that they stand under the severe heat of the beating sun, also have to inhale all… Read More

Government offices

May 2, 2016

I keep wondering why our government offices, hospitals and everything connected with government should have a shabby look. Files littered on tables, unhelpful staff, corruption and a general feeling of demotivation. Why can’t it look swanky and clean? In fact government spends more money per-capita on upkeep… Read More

ERP at Secretariat

May 2, 2016

Fire at Mantralaya, Mumbai

The massive fire and deaths at the Maharashtra Secretariat in June 2012 is a grim reminder to all of us also, as to the under preparedness to deal with such a situation at our Secretariat in Chennai and also in all other… Read More

Back 2 School

May 2, 2016 (Krishnagiri district) 2006-2008

It was a huge team effort in bringing back and retaining about 10,000 OOSC (out of school children). But the process was simple. I created a force of volunteers called VVF (Village Volunteer Force) at the rate of one VVF… Read More