The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

About me


Curious about why this is named the Crotchet’s Corner?


Let me roll back a jot, and ask you if you know what “Crotchet” means. No, it is not the fancy needlework that is used to make elegant tableware or delicate dresses (that is crochet, incidentally).


Crotchet refers to someone who is (usually) of advancing years, and is odd, whimsical, capriciously stubborn, eccentric, and, perhaps, even bad-tempered.


Alright, so what’s the deal, you might well ask.


Do I fall into the above stated definition? More often than not, no. But, on occasion, yes.


I observe myself pondering about the world around me – often in lighter vein, at times in anguish, occasionally in anger, sometimes with joy, periodically with frustration.


So, I thought of noting down my thoughts, views, observations, “judgments” (aren’t humans, by and large, judgmental?), rants, gripes and what have you.


Agree with my views? Great.


And, if you don’t? Well, I guess you will then say that the term “Crotchet” fits.


Avez-vous compris? Usted ha entendido? Samajh gaye?



  1. Great start to what I believe will be a fantastic blog. Looking forward to reading more!


    Comment by Nabiha | February 19, 2009 | Reply

  2. Partial agree and part dont due to the fact pick a better
    name a wise name for wiser person like u


    Comment by Haroon | February 19, 2009 | Reply

  3. Nice to hear from a “crotchet”! (BTW where did you find this word?).

    I suppose even saints tend to be judgemental on occasion. So just “saintly” ones like you need not feel bad if their conscience says one has been judgemental on some instances. We carry on trying to pick pebbles of wisdom as we go along on a jog along the beach called “life”.

    Nice thoughts from you.



    Comment by Sarathchandran | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  4. The description fits me better. So if you appropriate it, we could put it down to “genes”


    Comment by P N Sundareswaran | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  5. Crotchet…..Y….anyway its ok…..keep in touch which you otherwise dont do…


    Comment by Dr Geeta Murthy | March 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. One thing which hasn’t changed is your writing style – its always a pleasure to read your various writings. So as long as this crotchet thing does not change that – well its OK.


    Comment by Bharath | March 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. A good, intelligent blog which we enjoyed immensely. Good luck Mr. Writer!!
    Ram and Mallika


    Comment by P.V and Mallika Ramanathan | March 5, 2009 | Reply

  8. All the very best in your new venture. As usual may you taste success in this creative approach also.

    God bless you …. Sudhakaran


    Comment by Sudhakaran | March 5, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hey, that was nice to read. You are a good writer. Keep it up.


    Comment by Balaji Nagabhushan | March 5, 2009 | Reply

  10. Great to read your articles once again after Young Times stopped publication. Hope to see you write for Toastmasters magazine soon.


    Comment by Revathy Venkatratnam | March 5, 2009 | Reply

  11. njyd reading your blog ; hope u are njying writing as
    much as we njy reading yr work ; maybe a book in the offing sometime soon??!!


    Comment by sudha mukhi | March 6, 2009 | Reply

  12. I have read with interest and truly enjoyed reading your blogs. Congratulations and well done.

    I have tried to be pleasant in lifts and have experienced mixed or no reactions! Just like you I felt nice after the greeting.

    I could not enjoy Slumdog Millionaire; a bit too difficult to digest the harsh realities of Mumbai!


    Comment by Balu Padmanabhan | March 7, 2009 | Reply

  13. Very down to earth issues/topics/events you have addressed and yet so far away from being called Crotchet.

    I got engrossed and amazed (only for a moment) the way you wrote about Grocer boy, Lift life and our Politicians opportunism (Slumdog event is only a barometer and evident during these election times.

    You are not only a very good speaker but write in the same vein, a not so common phenomenon to happen around me at least. I am fortunate as it is preparing me for my life after 55. Let me see it through your blog for the time being.


    Comment by Hemant Mundhra | March 7, 2009 | Reply

  14. Let me look up Crotchet in the dictionary and see at what stage of my life I qualify, unless blackballed by earlier Club members.


    Comment by Narayan Pisharoty | March 14, 2009 | Reply

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