The Works of Navin Sigamany

words, pictures &c.

A Hell of a Tale

A chance misreading of a letter sets in motion a long rambling account of what happens in my mind when faced with an unexplainable phenomenon. Also a bit of fun about living in the age of STD booths and inland letter cards.

A Hampi Birthday

Staying at the Hampi Jungle Lodges Resort prompted a review of the JLR experience. Read all about my birthday trip to the Sloth Bear Resort, as well as get the low down on what it means to have a JLR experience.

Ramblings on a Lazy Afternoon

A very personal account of a few hours spent at my hometown, reliving some childhood experiences and savoring the gentle pace of life.

Jambulingam, the Ear-sparing Thief

A translation of Theodore Baskaran's captivating account of the true story of a Tamil brigand in Colonial India.

A Sehri Walk in Charminar

A night out in Charminar during the month of Ramadan is an adventure straight out of the Thousand and One Nights. Let me play Sheherazade as I get pushed, prodded, blinded and deafened - all for your benefit so that I might bring you another of my delightful comedic pieces.

Madras Cafe & Co. – A Review

Great food, great ambiance, great service. Brilliant contemporary South Indian cuisine in a Madras Kitsch setting. 5 out of 5. If you haven’t been there yet, what are you waiting for?

Andy Weir’s The Martian – A Review

The Martian by Andy Weir

I started reading The Martian, and like Mark Watney on Mars, was stuck in the book till I could finish it. It has been a while since I picked up a book I could not put down, and even longer since I read a decent science fiction story.

When I was a young boy, I was gifted a hardbound book called “Space Stories for Boys.” This launched me into the word of classic science fiction. Over the next couple of decades, I have collected and read, from old book stalls, pavement shops, second-hand places

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A Life of Quiet Meditation

Don't do this to me

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Recently, I’ve been to a couple of meditation sessions. Nothing very fancy – just a couple of guided group meditation exercises at work. One of the things that struck me, quite hard, I must say, is how different it is to experience something from just reading or hearing about it. This must be quite obvious to most people – strangely enough, it came as an epiphany to me.

Some time ago, I was in Singapore on work – it was quite a

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The Tale of the Dark Warrior – A Review

The Tale of the Dark Warrior

Hrishikesh Diwan’s The Tale of the Dark Warrior launched on New Year’s Day and I wasted no time in reading it – not a difficult thing to do since it is a novella and was instantly available the moment it launched.

The novella tells the tale of several different people, where their lives intersect, and how certain actions of each of them affects the lives of the others. There is also a mysterious man who keeps turning up and asking very philosophical questions of these characters. The

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How to make a secure password

How strong is your password

Having a secure password is kind of de rigueur nowadays, what with our entire lives being online and all that.

Here’s a technique that will not only allow you to create a unique password for every service that you use, but also guarantees you will never forget a single one of them. Continue reading

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