Thirupporoor – The War Town

Thirupporoor, in Thamizh (Tamil) and Samarapuri in Sanskrit, is a little town (or village if you wish) near Maamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). It is famous for--no, not the IT Expressway--the Murugan temple. On a Sunday afternoon, we were breaking our heads (two big and one little) on how to spend the rest of the weekend. Voila, I… Continue reading Thirupporoor – The War Town


Festival of Light Beckons

The festival of light Dheepavali (or Diwali) is just two days away, but the sub-prime crisis, global financial meltdown, and all such clichéd buzzwords have dampened the festive mood a bit. People working in the IT and Finance sectors are chewing their finger nails in anxiety; a few major banks have temporarily stopped providing loans; a power crisis is crippling… Continue reading Festival of Light Beckons