Ravichandran

Loneliness may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to technology. The lonely can/will soon have a companion, Nao, the world’s first robot capable of displaying and detecting human emotions. Nao has been designed to mimic emotions of a 1year old...
Lift ‘em Up  ( Millions of our poor brethren need help ) On the one hand we have more Indians in the Forbes’ rich list than ever before, there are more billionaires in India than ever before, millionaires abound, India is the IT capital of the world...
The announcement, by CM, to increase power tariff has been met with the obvious opposition and rightly so. However, even TNEB will not smile after the increase.The State Controlled TNEB has always been running at a loss. Successive Governments over...
We are delighted to announce introduction of this new column, starting 13th july 2010. We hope to publish one piece per day, 5 days a week, if not 6 days. When we approached our Founder, Mr. L. Ravichandran, with a request to write a daily column,...
A Blood(y) Book After All? What would you say if you are offered a book for ``3,500,000?Probably the first reaction will be “35 lakhs for a book? must be a joke”. Well, it is not a joke, but real. 75,000 USD is the cost of the book, Tendulkar Opus...
On Oct 3rd the biggest sporting event ever conducted in India, Commonwealth games will (most likely) get inaugurated amid questions if we need this extravaganza and allegations that India has bought the games. The IOC – under whose authority, they acted no one knows – is supposed to have paid (bribe actually) USD 7.2 million to better the USD 5 million offered by Canada and bought votes from member countries to win the bid to host the Common Wealth Games.The other desperate tactic...
On Oct 3rd the biggest sporting event ever conducted in India, Commonwealth games will (most likely) get inaugurated amid questions if we need this extravaganza and allegations that India has...
May be with an eye on the Assembly elections due in 2011, Chief Minister Karunanidhi has hinted at the possibility of re-introducing prohibition in the State. We do not think this is well advised, for many reasons. The spirit behind the idea may be noble, but not only is it impractical to achieve the stated objective, but sadder still, it will only affect the section of population that will supposedly benefit from prohibition. Yes; rather than dissuading poor labourers from hitting the...
May be with an eye on the Assembly elections due in 2011, Chief Minister Karunanidhi has hinted at the possibility of re-introducing prohibition in the State. We do not think this is well...
Ordinance promulgated yet another time to stop the CMDA from pulling down unauthorized buildings. This is the fourth year in succession that such an ordinance is being issued to protect buildings that have violated CMDA's development regulations in the past one decade. From 2007, every year this ordinance is being promulgated consequent to Madras High Court striking down the regularisation schemes introduced by the government in 2000, 2001 and 2002.If you are wondering why the Government...
Ordinance promulgated yet another time to stop the CMDA from pulling down unauthorized buildings. This is the fourth year in succession that such an ordinance is being issued to protect buildings...
We are delighted to announce introduction of this new column, starting today. We hope to publish one piece per day, 5 days a week, if not 6 days. When we approached our Founder, Mr. L. Ravichandran, with a request to write a daily column, he was hesitant, since he wanted to be absolutely sure that he can keep up this commitment, amidst the many other commitments he has to fulfill. We were doggedly at it and he has committed to a daily column, which he wants to be titled Happy Morning. The...
We are delighted to announce introduction of this new column, starting today. We hope to publish one piece per day, 5 days a week, if not 6 days. When we approached our Founder, Mr. L. Ravichandran...
To love and be loved is one of the basic human needs – the third level in Maslov’s hierarchy of needs, after physiological (1) and safety (2) needs.Life does become meaningful with good relationships – with friends, family, employers, employees, public, State etc.  Love and be loved is something all of us want in our lives. All of us also want happiness in life or a lot of joy, at the least. It is but natural that like anywhere else in the world, we (chennaivasis)...
To love and be loved is one of the basic human needs – the third level in Maslov’s hierarchy of needs, after physiological (1) and safety (2) needs.Life does become meaningful with good...
India in Tri-Series Final Thank you Waz! We always knew you loved India and Indian cricket. After one of the biggest losses, to Sri Lanka, India thrashed NZ by 105 runs, bundling them out in about 30 overs.Stung by your ‘assessment’ of the Indian pace attack, the boys took it upon themselves to prove you wrong and they did it in style, last evening.(for those who are wondering what this is all about, I’m alluding to Wasim Akram’s remark in the media that the Indian...
India in Tri-Series Final Thank you Waz! We always knew you loved India and Indian cricket. After one of the biggest losses, to Sri Lanka, India thrashed NZ by 105 runs, bundling them out in...
A record has been set for number of seats/admissions to B.E./BTech courses under the Government quota, this year. 94,000 students have been allotted seats so far and by the time counseling gets over, in a few days, 100,000 seats would have been allotted. Together with seats offered under the management quota, by 400+ self-financing Engineering colleges, the enrolment in engineering courses in TN, for this academic year will be more than 150,000! Wow! That is humungous.This year we have seen a...
A record has been set for number of seats/admissions to B.E./BTech courses under the Government quota, this year. 94,000 students have been allotted seats so far and by the time counseling gets...