To be at Kakkathuruthu when the sun sets, according to National Geographic, is a surreal experience.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan tells us how the tiny island gradually charmed him. IMAGE: It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Kakkathuruthu (Island of Crows, in Malayalam) is a jewel in Kerala's crown.All photographs: Kind courtesy Kayal Island Retreat 'Sunset in Kerala is greeted by a series of rituals. 'Here on Kakkathuruthu, a tiny island in Kerala's tangled backwaters, children leap into ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'E Ahamed will be sorely missed as a decent and wise man who made the best use of his political career and personal abilities for the good of the nation,' remembers Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. IMAGE: 'It was long before he became a minister that Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao discovered his talents as a pleasant, well dressed and sophisticated Muslim to be projected at the United Nations,' remembers Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.'He earned the nickname "Permanent Representative" at the UN as ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
R K Narayan's house has been preserved as a simple museum with his memorabilia, thanks to the imagination of a commissioner of Mysore, who stopped its sale by the author's successors to a property developer and purchased it for the government.Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on an interesting day spent in Mysore.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A quick visit to Mysore was on the cards for me ever since I heard the disturbing news that my senior and highly respected colleague, Ambassador A ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Castro told us: "Give me a thousand Gurkhas and I shall keep my neighbour under control!"''We pretended that we did not know which neighbour he meant.'Ambassador T P Sreenivasan remembers Fidel Castro. IMAGE: Fidel Castro greets Vice-President Hamid Ansari during a rare 65-minute meeting in October 2013. It was the last time the Cuban revolutionary met an Indian leader. A popular story about President Fidel Castro is about the three-hour (or longer) speeches that he used to make. At ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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