Time is one of the gifts of childhood. During our childhood, we had time to wander and wonder, to play freely without fears of traffic or crime. These are some of the simple joys missing from children’s lives these days. Cuddapah Tales takes us back to those simpler times.
An airplane lands in a village and the village boys run to watch it; a monkey up to tricks loses more than his wits; a little dog’s bite finally puts sense into a mischievous kid; children make a visit to a village fair, which ends in tears; there's an unforgettable visit of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and a little girl’s adventurous cart ride to middle school. In simple, uncomplicated prose, the life of a five-year-old Nandu unfolds in a series of incidents, in an age when cars were few and the British were not just a memory but still a presence in India.
Mr. Vasudevan Seshadri has been practicing in the Madras High Court for the past 35 years. He is a pioneer in the Legal Aid Movement and was a panel lawyer of the Tamilnadu Legal Aid Board now The Legal Services Authority from 1980 – 2000. He was appointed by the Board to assist several Commissions of Enquiry
He was also a Member of the Committee to Draft Legislation for Building Workers along with Justice Krishna Iyer, formerly Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He has conducted several trainings on Human Rights Law for NGOs and Educational Institutions like the Asian School of Journalism. He has written several articles on Human Rights and was a member of the authorial team for the Contempt of Court title of the 11th Volume of the Halsbury’s Laws of India, Butterworths India Ltd.