A. MADHAVAN: Our Man in San Francisco

It can’t any better than this for churumuri readers. Another gold-plated contributor joins our dashboard of top-flight writers. Today, it is Ananthanarayanan Madhavan, better known as A. Madhavan.

Former Indian ambassador to Germany and Japan, Madhavan has made his wife Girijia’s hometown his own, and become an integral part of the arts, literary and cultural scene in Mysore.

In this, his first despatch from San Francisco, where the couple are visiting their son, “Maddy” describes his journey to Bangalore last Wednesday as news of Dr Raj Kumar’s death was sinking in.

Needless to say, as you will discover yourself, he has a way with words (click on the A. MADHAVAN page on the top-right of the screen for the full story).