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

Whither the born drummer? A Mridhangam Vidhvan who never was

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My Childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 4 Updated on November 4, 2014 After issuing a post...

Thieves Strike the Village at Midnight

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Thieves Strike the Village at Midnight - My Childhood Nostalgia Series - Chapter:9 Updated on November 7, 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...

“Theru Koothu”- The Street Play – Part: B

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"Theru Koothu"- The Street Play - Part: B - My Childhood Nostalgia Series -Chapter:7 (Continued from the Previous part....

Childhood memories – they are precious and Joy filled

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In my childhood, I did not have most of the things that present day middle-class kids in India...

The Bharatanatyam dancer

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The Bharatanatyam dancer (My childhood nostalgia series - Chapter 12) Updated on November 5, 2014

The Gang War and the Truce

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The Gang War and the Truce -- My Childhood Nostalgia Series - Chapter 16 I took the kitty (danda)...

“Theru Koothu” and the Drama in the Street – Part-C

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"Theru Koothu" and the Drama in the Street - My Childhood Nostalgia Series - Chapter-8 Updated on November 5,...

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

Grown-up Memories

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...

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

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:...

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...

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...

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தமிழில் -- இளமைக்கால நினைவுகள்

ஓட்டு வீட்டு வாழ்க்கை

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கதையில்  வராத பக்கங்கள் - 9 9.   ஓட்டு வீட்டு வாழ்க்கை! 12 வருடங்கள் ஒரு கிராமத்து வீட்டில் -...

விடுமுறைக்குப் போன இரு வித்தியாசமான உறவினர் வீடுகள்

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

அப்பா போட்ட காய்கறித் தோட்டம்!

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ஒரு முன் குறிப்பு: உங்களுக்கு இந்தக் கதையைப் படிப்பதை விடக் கேட்பதில் ஒரு வேளை ஆர்வம் கூடுதல் உண்டா? அப்படியானால், நீங்கள் இதனை பிரபலமான ஒலிப்புத்தகத் தளமான 'கதை ஓசை'யில்...

தமிழில் -- வளர்ந்த கால நினைவுகள்

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