The Rum Diary: Ayyappan Ramachandran

Ayyappan Ramachandran, Principal Correspondent, Deccan Chronicle, Trivandrum was one of my two friends I looked out for a year ago. With his long experience in the media field and the excellent stories he wrote in the New Indian Express and the DC he had already won admiration even from journalists of rival newspapers. I have always been proud of our friendship which goes back more than 15 years. So I pitched the raw idea to him over phone. “Rum, Road … Continue reading

Letters from Niagara

RRR feels a lot happy when it get letters from distant lands, from people who hardly know the writer outside the website. They’re the true friends to RRR. Theirs is the voice of RRR’s readers from abroad. Here are a couple of letters from Ontario, Canada, where the Niagara falls is situated, laced with care and concern: Hi Manu, I went stark raving mad  after reading a few posts of RRR. It predisposes readers in their favour. If they’re tipplers … Continue reading

Rum, Road and Ravings Turns One

Barack Obama doesn’t know what Rum, Road, Ravings is. Nor does Arundhathi Roy. In one year RRR hasn’t grown into a phenomenon, it never is destined to become one. But readers from more than one thousand towns in the world have made a touch-and-go, says Google analytics. The time they have spent in this site has always warmed the cockles of this writer’s heart. There is always a reader out there, to listen to my mad ravings. Isn’t that a … Continue reading

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