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).
What is so great about A Madhavan’s write up ? I did not find anything extraordinary, let alone he having a “a way with words” as Krishna Prasad claims.
I suspect Prasad wants to highlight the fact that movers and shakers are contributing to ‘Churumuri” – a sort of promotion for the blog during its infancy. But this promotion is uncalled for Mr Prasad.
A good blog will grow by virtue of the quality of its contributions, not necessarily from the pedigree of its contributors.
You have made a very valid point. I totally agree with you…Why does Krishna Prasad want the blog to have writings from“who’s who of Mysore”?
I do agree with Anand. It’s too premature to drag too many “big guys”. Common men like us should be a good start ;).
I am here just because of the “content”. It’s been an excellent blog and if this quality is maintained I don’t see why more people won’t join in.
I just read a few writings by KP and Vijendra. Absolutely amazing !!!
Don’t wish to sound pompous, but 20 years in journalism have taught me one lesson: Never Jump The Gannu.