Sane Ravings

Reflections on books, encounters and people

10 Best Ravings of the Year

The writer began to dabble in the stream of personal narratives right from the beginning of RRR. Only thing is that he gets a bit carried off at times, a quality that should be abhorred in the online world where nobody gets any time to spend on a particular page for long. Here in this page the writer presents his choice of 10 best Ravings he wrote in the last year. 1)    Voyagers in a Paper Boat. I still don’t … Continue reading

‘Return of the Raver’ – Sabin Iqbal

There were two bearers at Gins hotel, Plamoodu by the names Sabin and Manu  until recently. Sabin and I, friends for 15 years since we met at the Press Club, went there not only for an occasional sip after long hours at desk, but we also liked the concept of a Sabin and Manu serving  drinks to Sabin and me, the editor and consulting editor of “Sabin,” I hollered at the poor bearer,  “one repeat here,” deriving a cynical … Continue reading

Greetings from Murali Gopy

Murali wanted me back into the world of writing when I quit it and decided to be a 24/7 teacher, a decade ago. He was with the Hindu at that time and soon I became what he called his chief commando or an encounter specialist as a freelance writer. Even though Murali has now become a very popular actor and screenwriter in the Malayalam film industry it hasn’t taken away even a bit of  that warmth between us. When last … Continue reading

Voyagers In A Paper Boat: Part II

Dedicated to all those great men who forced me to take literature as my subject. Dedicated to my father, the late poet Kilimanoor Remakantan and my teacher Dr. C. Ajayan who inspired me into the world of poetry. Dedicated to a few students who are now far away from me but brighten my world with a timely call the moment they read a shadow spreading its jet-black wings on their teacher’s stories. Prologue “When your star is unseen in the … Continue reading