Author Archives: Vaidy

About Vaidy

Freelance writer based in Chennai, India. Writes in English and Tamil. Recent major assignments have been in Transcreation - adaptation of TV Commercials from English to Tamil.

A handsome compliment

Tweet She arrived at exactly 1 p.m., as they had agreed. At the large garment store on the ground floor of the shopping mall, she remembered him telling her. He had told her he would arrive a few minutes early, … Continue reading

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Delightful hours with Clare Chambers and Barbara Vine

Tweet When I came home from my visit to the British Council this time, I had (Ruth Rendell writing as) Barbara Vine’s The Chimney Sweeper’s Boy, which I was tempted to read first. Somehow, I was drawn to The Editor’s … Continue reading

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Take them as they come

Tweet It was still early hours, not Happy Hours though, and the bar was still and empty. Socrates led the pack, with a swagger that ill went with his sobriety, and a charm that was purely a figment of his … Continue reading

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The British Council Library, Chennai

Tweet I have been a member of the British Council Library in Chennai for many years, except for a gap or two, of some months perhaps, when I had satisfied my reading requirements by subscribing to the services of a … Continue reading

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Abstruse and Obtuse 4

Tweet Nowadays, punctuation is pathetic. With spelling, anything goes. Vocabulary of the average adult is abysmal. Who says? Me.  

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My Bicycle Tour across Europe 5

Tweet We had begun the hunt for sponsorship early, along with our effort towards other important areas of preparation. Gate-crashing for a great welcome Every day, we set out to meet as many corporate organizations as we could. Seldom fixing … Continue reading

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The End

Tweet Aki was mad. Had he been able to observe himself, he would have described himself as furious. And, truth to tell, Aki was not given to exaggeration. He was torn between an uncontrollable urge to work himself up to … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Tour across Europe 4

Tweet Roaring Support from the Lions Lions Clubs International played a huge role in our tour, which was in a sense a sort of coincidence. Much before Ravi and I had thought of the tour, we were part of the … Continue reading

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Abstruse and Obtuse 3

Tweet I want to be a genius. You can’t just wish for it to happen. Why not? You must work for it to happen. But I want to be a genius without work.  

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My Bicycle Tour across Europe 3

Tweet We completely wooed the officials of the Education Department of the Tamilnadu government in our very first meeting. All of them were very receptive and encouraging. Thereafter, every meeting took us closer to our goal of finding an alternative … Continue reading

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