Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
Oct 04 2016
Jan 22 2016
Only one week after re-laying the road that leads to Ryan International School at Brookefields, the asphalt started pitting. Aggregate (jelly) started peeling, and undulations on road surface appeared. The road looked as though it tired of a couple...
Dec 07 2015
Nov 11 2015
Remember the bedtime storytelling sessions of yore? If not, let the author refresh your memory, with the tales of M and fly, The Two Tykes and home-made dosays.
Oct 12 2015
Sep 14 2015
The author reminisces about a time when steam engines ruled the rails, and when the 'backside gate' of the City railway station was still the entrance.
Aug 31 2015
Chandra Shekhar Balachandran's hilarious account of what ensues when an Indian Babu interrupts a presentation, is an accurate depiction of what happens when those in power interact with the masses.
Aug 11 2015
Jul 22 2015
Jun 30 2015
In yet another trip down memory lane, the author talks about a lake he grew up around and the 'Government Rains' of the 1960s.
Jun 16 2015
The roots of people are not always clear. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran reminisces about two such people from his childhood, and says that sometimes, it is quite all right for things to be that way.
Jun 02 2015
My primary schooling was at Sri Kamala Nehru Makkala Mandira. The school was housed in old houses, some of them bungalows, others not, dotted about the Yediyur circle area and even in Tata Silk Farm. This was a lower-middle-class kind of school. However...
May 19 2015
May 05 2015
Apr 11 2015
Here are three little stories to take you back in time. Read about a dog named Kiraa, how a burglar may have been dealt with, and a lady who cured cricks in the neck with an iron key.
Mar 25 2015
I come from a family that can only be described as bonkers . Come April, amma would ask (I wish I could capture the exact tone of the original Tamizh in English; alas, it’s not to be!), “All right. When does your drama start...
Mar 11 2015
There were days when you could hear Venkateshwara Suprabhatam in MSL's voice every morning. How could this affect one's learning? Reminiscences of old Bangalore, National High School and more.
Feb 06 2015
Jan 19 2015
Dec 30 2014
Brindavan Express is not quite as fast as it used to be, nor is it the unchallenged monarch of the Bangalore-Madras route. Similarly, life has changed for the author too, while he misses his childhood and memories.
Dec 10 2014
She actually lived Bhagavadgeeta-style, with an uncompromising attitude towards work. While trying to trace the story of a domestic helper, the author also chronicles the memoirs of the lost Bengaluru.