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The name is Selvamani.R. I was born in Rangoon, Burma now known as Yangoon and Myanmar respectively. I had my schooling in I.E.S. .Khalsa School there in Rangoon and came to Tamilnadu, India, did my Pre-University in Sir Thegaraya College,Chennai and M.B.B.S., in Madurai Medical College. Later did my Diploma and Masters Degree in the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Egmore, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

Thursday, September 15, 2011



Though I am a novice in Computer, in my circle [doctors] I am considered as a genius. Well may be it was because I was amongst the first few who bought desk top computers in our town. The following two incidents show how naïve others are [or were !].

One day a doctor phoned and said that his computer is not starting. Whenever the computer freezes the only solution we know is cut the power off and then switch it on. Usually it works. In this case obviously it didn’t.
I knew another cause and thought to check that up.
I asked my friend to use his cordless phone and go to the computer [No mobiles then ]. I then asked him to check whether he had inserted a floppy disc. On his affirmation I asked him to remove it and try the power off and on routine.
It worked.
The next day when we met he was praising me like anything. “He diagnosed and corrected the mistake without even seeing my computer” he beamed. I politely refrained from telling that it was the only condition I knew.

In the bank I patronized they have installed computers and when I was chatting with the manager the computer maintenance man came and started talking to the manager. After the business talk was over the manager said that he needed help from him and said that he wanted his grand son’s photo as wall paper in his home computer. The manager’s home was in Chennai and the computer man promised that he will come one weekend and help him.
Hearing the conversation I couldn’t keep quiet and said to the manager that it was very easy and he could do it himself.
The computer man protested that it was not so.
As the manager was having the office desk top computer before him I asked him to select any picture in it. When he did, I asked him to open it, right click on it and in the options that opened, tick ‘select as wall paper’. Then when he closed that window and returned to desk top he found the selected photo as wall paper.
The manager was very happy and he tried it again with a different picture.
The computer man muttered some thing and went away.

I asked the manager why that man didn’t explain the simple matter himself. “Did he expect to be paid if he had come to your home and done it?” I asked.
The manager thought for while and replied. “No. I think he just wanted me to be indebted to him for possible future favors.” He grinned and said “But you thwarted his ploy. Thanks!”.