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Prof R Nagarajan

“I Chose Yale for it’s Active Film Society” : A Short Interview with Professor R. Nagarajan

Prof R Nagarajan (1981/ B.Tech/ Chemical) is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Dean, International and Alumni Relations. Below is an excerpt of his interaction with the Chennai36 team.

Ode to a Fallen Stalwart: Prof. R. Nagarajan

Ode to a Fallen Stalwart Softly, silently, stealthily, does he move. The man’s got a point to prove. His wife thinks he’s a poltroon, His kids call him an ultra-maroon, But in mosquito-hunting, he’s just hitting his groove.

Ode to a Mosquito Exterminator Extraordinaire: Prof. R. Nagarajan

Ode to a Mosquito Exterminator Extraordinaire Hail to the conquering hero, His brain cells may total zero, When fires burn, he may fiddle like Nero, But, boy, just show him a fat mosquito, Whap! Zap! There is no deadlier foe.

Love in All the Wrong Places

Some might consider my being a private detective an aberration for an Indo-American, but I couldn’t care less. Actually, I consider it a natural regression in my life. First, I got kicked out of school for trying to seduce my… Continue Reading →


Mr. Madhavan was a creature of habit. Of him, it could fairly be said that you could set your watch by his actions. He woke precisely at 6:30 am, to the ringing of his antique hand-keyed alarm clock; he was… Continue Reading →

The Case of The Disappearing Databaser

I’m a dick, ok? Private detective, that is. Do you have a problem with that? If you do, I got a pair of brass knuckles in my trouser pocket that can rearrange your facial features in a hurry.

The Case of the Distraught Dancer

As the sole Indo-American detective in Silicon Valley/ Bay Area, I get a lot of business from the community; you might have read of my exploits in “The Case of the Purloined Programmer”, “The Affair of the Disappearing Databaser”, etc.

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