Welcome to Halfpant memories

The author C.V.Rajan has a load of joyful, funny and eventful memories from his boyhood (between 1960-70) to share with you here.   His writings then got expanded to include various fresher memories from his adulthood too, covering some interesting  personalities he came across in his life, some funny anecdotes, some articles and musings and so on. These are now offered both in English and Tamil.

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Boyhood Memories

Oh for a cup of coffee!

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My childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 3 Updated on November 12, 2014

“Theru Koothu” – The Street Play – Part:A

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My Childhood Nostalgia Series - Chapter 6 The domed bullock cart, with two cone loud-speakers fitted at...

Navaratri Golu – The Hindu festival of dolls

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Navaratri Golu - The Hindu festival of dolls - My Childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 11 Updated on October...

Father’s vegetable garden

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Humor - father's vegetable garden - My childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 1 "I spotted a pair of huge...

My Crocodile Tears

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My Crocodile Tears - My Childhood Nostalgia Series - Chapter:14 Updated on November 12, 2014 Ah!...

The Ouija Board and the fun we had with the spirits

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The Ouija Board and the fun we had with the spirits - My childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 13

The Weekly Prayer Club

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(Year 1966/67) "Mama,  Please give our usual weekly quota of 'Pottukadalai-Chakkarai' (roasted gram and jaggery powder) packet for the...

A teacher who happened to be my father

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A teacher who happened to be my father - My Childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 10

The Young Bhagavathar’s flop show!

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- My Childhood nostalgia series - Chapter:5 Updated on November 5, 2014 The three bhagavatars! (Cartoon...

Grown-up Memories

The Design of a Logo – its role in branding and...

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It was the year 1992. The 34 year old Mechanical Engineer, an entrepreneur just starting his own design consultancy...

It rains because of such people

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Note: This article was originally written in Quora ref: https://www.quora.com/What-inspires-and-motivates-you-today/answer/C-V-Rajan-1After a gap of about 6 years, I visited my close relative couple...

Was the boy hungry?

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It was a marriage reception.  A musician at the dais was ploughing his lonely furrow with just the violinist...

How sharp are your motherly instincts?

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Can you sense when your child is hungry or feeling sleepy? Can you differentiate the different cries of...

The haunting Malayalam melodies of G.Devarajan

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(Late) G.Devarajan My love affair with Malayalam film songs in general and Devarajan Master’s...

Turning Point in Life – How I Finally Ended up as...

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Caution 1: A long real-life story ahead! Caution 2: Some Engineering terminologies/ technologies are interwoven in the storyCaution 3:...

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தமிழில் -- இளமைக்கால நினைவுகள்

ரேடியோ நினைவுகள்!

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என் வானொலி நினைவுகள் ஏராளம், ஏராளம்! என் சிக்கனத் தந்தை எப்படியோ வானொலிக்கு மட்டும் செலவழித்து விடுவார்! நான் பிறப்பதற்கு முன்பே வீட்டில் வானொலி இருந்தது...

விடுமுறைக்குப் போன இரு வித்தியாசமான உறவினர் வீடுகள்

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21.   விடுமுறையில் போன உறவினர் வீடுகள் -- இரு வித்தியாசமான அனுபவங்கள் வருடம் 1966 எனக்கு அப்போது ஐந்தாவது வகுப்பு...

ஆ! சினிமா சினிமா!

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கதையில் வராத பக்கங்கள் - 20 20.   ஆ! சினிமா, சினிமா! அவன் பெயர் செந்தில். (பெயரை மாற்றியிருக்கிறேன்). அவன்...

தமிழில் -- வளர்ந்த கால நினைவுகள்

தமிழில் -- இன்னும்... (கட்டுரைகள், சில மனிதர்கள், வேடிக்கையான நினைவுகள், கேள்வி பதில்கள்)