The day is coming to an end. For most people, today is a Sunday, and as the evening gets darker, it is sign of the end of the weekend and the beginning of the “Monday Blues”. In Kerala a birthday was celebrated…… Whose birthday would be the natural question? The answer would be Sree Narayana … More Birthday

Fear of Exams

Everyone has fears in some form of the other. The ‘Fear’ of ‘exams’ somehow lives through one’s life time. Off late I find this fear far greater in students, they are simply terrified…. Why should not they be, after all educational institutions actually spend more time in conducting exams and exam related activities than imparting … More Fear of Exams

Back to School

It has been ages since I left school. The last few days I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with school students of different schools. As I had indicated in one of my previous posts, the transition to the Career Profiling area has been an eye opener in an area called ‘Education’ which … More Back to School

An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar

Padmashree Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar, the percussionist wizard, who along with his sons and accompanying percussionists performed a scintillating display of triple Thayambaka. Listening to Sri Marar, one wonders how can an Asura Vadhyam, a demonic instrument which the chenda is considered as, literally take the listener from a motionless state to a state of blissful … More An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar