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Vinod Pillai
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A rolling stone that gathered some moss.
Studied agricultural science and pursued a career in banking, specialising in industrial credit. Spent three fulfilling years in training and counseling along the way. Married. One son.
Currently, into 1. looking out for a publisher / agent for a first novel 2. photography 3. Hubpages 4. WebAnswers and of course, 5.Infobarrel
Read my Google+ profile to see where else I publish online and what I like.
Visit www.vinodkpillai.com  for links to my portfolio of photographs on fotolia.com,  dreamstime.com and other stock photography sites. 

Recent Posts

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Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
5 years ago
The Amazing Coconut Palm

The coconut palm plays a central role in the lives of people living in the coastal regions of India and many other countries. Not only is it a food ingredient providing useful oil rich in MCT for cooking and cosmetic uses, but it is also used for many other purposes earning it the well deserved recognition as the kalpavriksha or the wish fulfilling tree of mythology that meets all your needs.

Health
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Neem - Tree of the 21st Century

Neem has been declared by the United nations as "tree of the 21st century." It is a tree that provides numerous medicinal benefits and helps to control pests while improving the environs - all without any side effects!

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Care for Coffee?

There is a certain allure about coffee which goes way beyond the fact of it being the second most traded commodity in the world - after crude oil. Coffee is a popular beverage consumed in many parts of the world. Recent studies indicate that it has numerous health benefits.

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
What Is Life?

Oftentimes in the journey of life, we are prompted to ask ourselves "what is life?" and come up with a variety of answers - each one different from the other. My current definition of life may change tomorrow but it may still be worthwhile putting it down.

Health
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Serious Reasons to Laugh

In a recent survey twenty two per cent of those surveyed chose laughter to be the number one contributor to make their lives pleasurable. Not surprising, since laughter has always been extolled and there are good reasons why it is indeed beneficial.

Entertainment
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Photography For The Novice

From being an esoteric hobby or the preserve of professional photographers, photography has now become accessible to one and all. All you need is a mobile with a camera. Anybody can be a photographer these days but if we spend a little time understanding what it is all about, we can add tremendously to the joy of engaging in photography and turn it into a lifelong passion.

Health
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Moringa - A Very Useful Tree

Commonly known as Moringa or Drumstick, Moringa oleifera is a very useful tree with numerous benefits. All parts of the tree are used - the bark, roots, seeds, pods, leaves and even the flowers. The tree has some amazing properties and is worth our attention.

Health
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Time For Tea

There are many kinds of tea and many ways of preparing the beverage, which is why, it is worthwhile to explore the world of tea. As an added bonus, tea has some amazing health benefits too!

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Selfishness or Empathy

That man is selfish is a truism. But does it shut out the need or possibility of empathy in our lives?

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
A slice of yesterday

Yesterday may be dead and gone and tomorrow may be full of hope, but the old days have a quaint charm of their own which is worth savoring.

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
For God's Sake, Listen!

Listening is difficult. The problem is widespread but rarely recognized or accepted.

Lifestyle
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Why do I write?

Why do I write is a question that can be answered in many ways. Retracing one's first tentative steps can be one way of discovering why we write.

Health
by Vinod Pillai
6 years ago
Why do I fail?

Nobody likes to fail. But in a system which has one success and nine failures, this question - 'Why do I fail?'- is bound to come up frequently.

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