A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane...! (A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane...!)
A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane...! - English eBook

A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane...!

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Author: K. Manickavasagam

Language: All

Genre: Social

Type: Short Stories

ISBN: N/A

Print Length: 515 Pages

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  • Balaji
    27 days ago

    As a great fan of Dramatic appearance and appeal of Tamil short stories writer Dilip Kumar tends to start this dramatic view stories of crimes he walked. Every story brings you to the location of the incident like 3D , 4D. Every faces of this stories went deep through your veins once you finished reading. I always considered department of police is something like Psychological view of human being. These stories strongly put you through the psychological histories of the persons involved more

  • Balaji
    27 days ago

    The second faces of a person you know always surprises you to the core. Einstein as a violinist , Bill Clinton as saxophone player. And my curious to know the Retired DSP Mr. Manicvasagam as a writer when I first found this book in my house when during my vacation to India from Singapore about some couple of months ago. I had one virtual habit of reading any book on overnight single day whether it is in English or Tamil. As a great fan of Dramatic appearance and appeal of Tamil short stories

  • Sindhu Mathivanan
    27 days ago

    My father would always tell us about the author Mr.K.Manickavasagam is an honest police officer and a great precedent example for all the officers. When a very good man writes a book,I was curious to read it, “ A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane” in this book he writes a short stories about the real events of his being a police officer .The title of each event is fantastic.Every incident is very well narrated by him and the next next incidents (short stories)will trigger the read.Some of the books ar

  • Sindhu Mathivanan
    27 days ago

    My father would always tell us about the author Mr.K.Manickavasagam is an honest police officer and a great precedent example for all the officers. When a very good man writes a book,I was curious to read it, “ A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane” in this book he writes a short stories about the real events of his being a police officer .The title of each event is fantastic.Every incident is very well narrated by him and the next next incidents (short stories)will trigger the read.Some of the books ar

  • Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan
    34 days ago

    Fantastic write up of his real experience in his service. My father appreciated this book

  • Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan
    34 days ago

    Fantastic write up of his real experience in his service. My father appreciated this book

  • Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan
    34 days ago

    Fantastic write up of his real experience in his service. My father appreciated this book

  • A. Masutha Begam
    34 days ago

    Life is nothing but collection of memories. A police officers life is full of frozen memories of many lives. No one of us can learn everything through our own life. The frozen experiences of many great people keeps us moving with clarity in thought, feelings and molds our attitude. A COP walks down memory lane ....is an excellent book which shares many experiences, learnings and is useful for the humanity irrespective of the labels like police, doctor or any professional. Unimplemented knowledge

  • Senthildass Singer
    35 days ago

    "A Cop Walks down Memory lane " இந்த புத்தகம் பேசுகிறது நம்மிடம்.. எந்த ஒரு நூலைப் படிக்கும் போது நம்முள் நேர்மையும் கடமையும் நாட்டுப்பற்றும் சமுதாயநலமும் பீறிடுகிறதோ அந்த நூல் நிகழ்கால,எதிர்காலத் தலைமுறைகளுக்குத் தேவையான நூலாகிறது. அகத்தின் அழகு முகத்தில் தெரியும் என்பதற்கு சான்று நூலாசிரியர் திரு.மாணிக்கவாசகம் அவர்களின் நேர்மை உருவம். நூலை சுதந்திரப் போராட்ட தியாகவீரர்களுக்குச் சமர்ப்பணம் செய்திருப்பதில் ஆசிரியரின் மாண்பு புலப்படுகிறது. காவல்துறை மட்டுமல்ல;அனைத்துத் துறையினரும் அறிந்தும் புரிந

  • Senthildass Singer
    35 days ago

    "A Cop Walks down Memory lane " இந்த புத்தகம் பேசுகிறது நம்மிடம்.. எந்த ஒரு நூலைப் படிக்கும் போது நம்முள் நேர்மையும் கடமையும் நாட்டுப்பற்றும் சமுதாயநலமும் பீறிடுகிறதோ அந்த நூல் நிகழ்கால,எதிர்காலத் தலைமுறைகளுக்குத் தேவையான நூலாகிறது. அகத்தின் அழகு முகத்தில் தெரியும் என்பதற்கு சான்று நூலாசிரியர் திரு.மாணிக்கவாசகம் அவர்களின் நேர்மை உருவம். நூலை சுதந்திரப் போராட்ட தியாகவீரர்களுக்குச் சமர்ப்பணம் செய்திருப்பதில் ஆசிரியரின் மாண்பு புலப்படுகிறது. காவல்துறை மட்டுமல்ல;அனைத்துத் துறையினரும் அறிந்தும் புரிந

  • S.Pe.Murukesun, Rtd.S.P.Kumbakonam.
    35 days ago

    I have read the book at a stretch.It is actually a collection of true events of autograph of a cop., narrated with literary composition.

  • ஆம்பலாபட்டு ஜெகந்நாதன்
    36 days ago

    இனிய தகவல் கொண்ட ஒரு அனுபவ களஞ்சியம் !எந்த ஒரு காவல்துறையினர் பரிசித்து பார்க்காத புதிய முயற்சிகள் !வாய் மொழி யாக காற்றில் கரைந்து போன பல நிகழ்வுகள் அன்பரால் வரி வடிவம் கொண்டு பல்லாண்டு நிலைத்து நிற்கும் கல் வெட்டு பதிவுகள் !காவல் வரலாற்று பக்கங்களில் தனக்கேன ஒரு இடத்தை தக்கவைத்துக்கொண்ட புதினம் இந்த புத்தகம் !

  • Abhinava Chatterjee
    36 days ago

    The book smacks of true experience. It's heartening to read a book that grips you with the same fervor as fiction, and you know that all of this is fact. Having met the author, I can say that I have really enjoyed the sense of duty and law shown by him. The book deserves a thumbs up. And the author deserves two. Hope there is more to come..

  • Divakar B
    37 days ago

    Well Written and interesting. An experience worth sharing to others. Kudos.

  • A.V.Ragunathan, Coimbatore
    40 days ago

    The author is a salient example of "brain and brawn," and "tough exterior and soft interior." He excelled in his police career and also in literary field. His book is a candid presentation of the challenges and struggles the cops face in the discharge of their duties. The real-life incidents narrated by him put the police department in a high pedestal, and act as an eye-opener to the general public about the tough situations the uniformed personnel face in their career. In walking down the m

  • Balamani
    40 days ago

    This is a very good read, very interesting incidents ..I like the stories with plenty of real facts and a little humor mixed .. Shows how the officer (author)coped with crime and the badguys he dealt with... An honest, entertaining, informative look about case to case law enforcement. you will definitely get overall better understanding about the police and their investigation.must read if you are avid reader.

  • Surya Kulandaisamy
    40 days ago

    [CONTD] Buy it and immerse into the insight experience of a GOOD COP and get inspired.

  • Surya Kulandaisamy
    40 days ago

    "A Cop walks down memory lane...!" By K. Manickavasagam ( Former Dy. Superintendent of Police), on seeing the title I thought it might be an autobiography but on the contrast I was suprised when I read the book as it was the fifty five episodes of short stories of crime, thriller, fun and police theories. The author had penned his experience in a gripping and fantastic cinematic style. The author had enthralled me by his writing. Worth buying. Buy it and immerse into the insight experience of a

  • Kumar Chellappan
    41 days ago

    K Manickavasagam's "A COP WALKS DOWN MEMORY LINE" is a scintillating memoirs. After reading the book half way through, I feel the right title for this book would have been "STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART". The Author a former Tamil Nadu Police Service officer has taken meticulous care to present the police force to the reader in a typical style and language which are without any artificial make up or embellishment. Only a man of honesty and integrity could do it.

  • Somasundaram
    41 days ago

    It is an excellent memories of the past incidents of a genuine police officer in his unforgettable police life; It will be a lession to all young police officer, who have interst towards the welfare of commen public; The way of narrating the every short stories is very interesting & beyond the imagination; If we read, definitly it should hike the english vocabulary; especillay for police.

  • S. USHA, Chennai
    41 days ago

    In a few pages into the Book, I discovered that the decorated Police Officer, wields a pen with, as much care, as he would handle a gun. “When we are young we enjoy the Music; and when we are mature, we understand the Lyrics" – The Book gives both the music and Lyrics. He brings out the truth “Don’t lose the Moon while counting Stars”. In nutshell, the Book reveals the truth “Punishment for the convict; But lessons for all”. I congratulate the author and wish him success in all his endeavors and

  • M. SWAMINATHAN
    41 days ago

    This book exemplifies the core thesis and brings dramatic scenes before the readers. The author’s flow of writing demonstrates that he is a skilled writer who can write emphatically, playfully and critically. He named the chapters with a sense of humor and suspense.The author’s stories came alive, thanks to his humane stories – his characters are easily identifiable and connected to everyday people. The moral of each episode is academically valuable and this book can be used for moral instructi

  • J.Anbalagan Adsp Thiruvarur.
    42 days ago

    A Good Book written by a very good Police Officer.

  • Mini
    44 days ago

    This is such an inspiring story as it emphasizes the aspiration and series of obstacles a retired DSP faced in the succession of his life. As an adolescent who hasn’t faced as much hindrance, a police officer had while serving his society. This gives me a new perspective and revelation off the number of sacrifices and loyalties a cop gives up for the only motive; serving his rightful citizens.This story increased the amount of determination and knowledge I had, as it not only talks about events

  • Hari
    44 days ago

    I am Hari and today I am rating “A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane”, it is a stimulating and adventurous story of a retired cop who is named K.Manickavasagam. Each and every chapter is like an exciting thriller and action movie that’s based off astounding accurate events. After reading this excellent story, you want to be a cop and are determined to save innocent people’s lives.God bless him.

  • Ahathian
    45 days ago

    A good book. It is not an autobiography. It is a collection of a police officer's experience. Every chapter has it's unique content. Worth reading. Simple but elegant style of writing. Don't miss it.

  • Raveendiranath Veluswamy
    46 days ago

    I have not read this book. But I can surely say it must be good. Because good man writes good. I grew up watching him in front of me as our role model from the day he was a young guy who was aspiring towards his life and inspiring all of us towards our life. He lifts weights with ease but he never throws his weight on others as an officer and as an ordinary individual.

  • ஜி. கிரிஜா லட்சுமி
    46 days ago

    உயர்திரு .மாணிக்கவாசகம் அவர்கள் அற்புதமான ஒரு போலீஸ் அதிகாரி மட்டுமல்ல மிகச் சிறந்த எழுத்தாளரும் கூட என்பதை இந்த புத்தகம் நிரூபிக்கிறது. அவரது எழுத்துத் திறனும் , பணியின் நேர்மையும் பளிச்சிடும் இப்புத்தகம் அனைவரின் மனதையும் கொள்ளை கொள்ளும் என்பது நிச்சயம். ருசிகரமான உண்மை சம்பவங்களை கொண்டு சமுதாயத்திற்கு பல உண்மைகளை எடுத்துக் கூறும் புத்தகமாக அமைந்திருக்கிறது. அவரது எழுத்துப் பணி தொடர வேண்டும் என்பது வாசகர்களின் விருப்பம். நன்றி.

  • ஜி. கிரிஜா லட்சுமி
    46 days ago

    உயர்திரு .மாணிக்கவாசகம் அவர்கள் அற்புதமான ஒரு போலீஸ் அதிகாரி மட்டுமல்ல மிகச் சிறந்த எழுத்தாளரும் கூட என்பதை இந்த புத்தகம் நிரூபிக்கிறது. அவரது எழுத்துத் திறனும் , பணியின் நேர்மையும் பளிச்சிடும் இப்புத்தகம் அனைவரின் மனதையும் கொள்ளை கொள்ளும் என்பது நிச்சயம். ருசிகரமான உண்மை சம்பவங்களை கொண்டு சமுதாயத்திற்கு பல உண்மைகளை எடுத்துக் கூறும் புத்தகமாக அமைந்திருக்கிறது. அவரது எழுத்துப் பணி தொடர வேண்டும் என்பது வாசகர்களின் விருப்பம். நன்றி.

  • Sinthian
    47 days ago

    I read this book and it is very interesting police experience as a short story in a narrative style of English like reputed writer. In my opinion, this book is a guide to the police officers for investigation in all levels and a good message to the people. I appreciate the author K. Manickavasagam for his courage to reveal real incidents. It is a good social message to all.

About Book

All the memories of a man in his life, whether it might be of heart-warming or heart-breaking, should not go buried along with his last breath, but should leave some inputs to his family members, relatives

and friends to make them aware of his past life track for their future guidance. At the same time, if the same man happens to be a person who had served in any public service organization, then his memories should not go vanished away along with his soul. However, such memories should necessarily leave a lesson to his successors and all the common public to learn the morals and to realize the things, as to how the problems are raised in societies and how the same could be prevented.

Unlike the other departmental officials of the government services, the police officials would not have an opportunity of second innings to continue their services in any other sector after their retirement, as the police service is entirely different from other services of the governing bodies, like technical, educational, medical, and commercial services. Because of this, most of the retired police officials would feel themselves isolated and spend the remaining part of their lifetime in a lackadaisical manner.

Under such circumstances, it is my son Arulmurugan, and my daughter Sivasakthi, who are now living respectively in Michigan and Arizona States of USA, have suggested me to write some useful articles in blog, a kind of website, to share my thoughts in good faith with hundreds and thousands of readers over the months and years. My children's encouragement and guidance empowered me to enter into such blog-writings and publish the same in my blog site.

As far as the police department is concerned in olden days, our traditional practice was to write everything manually by our own hand for all kinds of script works until the police department was modernized. As I had been accustomed for a long time only to such manual writings, I gradually learned the system related works and started to login into my blog site and write the articles directly in my blog after my superannuation. Initially, I was writing on some social issues in my blog. Then, a spark came in my mind as to why should not I write short stories in my blog, based on the cruxes of some past occurrences that came across in my police service.

Since I had been in the regular habit of preparing my case diaries and the investigation reports in my own handwriting throughout my service, it was easy for me to recollect some past occurrences and shape up the same in the form of short stories, adding some spicy essence to pep up the style of writing. While writing such short stories, I shaped up the same with an object of giving some moral messages, thrill, fun, and some social thoughts to every reader, without touching the sentiments of anyone. The names of the characters in the short stories and the articles have been changed. I have spent almost all the days, after my superannuation, in writing fifty-five episodes, most of which are short stories and few are satirical article to poke fun at some social evils and injustice, with a narrative style of a professional storyteller.

At this moment, I would like to make a self-explanation. Yes! Some may think as to why this Policeman has written this book in English. First, I would like to state that I love my mother tongue Tamil, the most ancient of all other languages. Anyhow, I had a little passion of learning one more language in addition to my mother tongue, because of which, I had a brief interest in grooming the English language in me. I have written this book in English with an idea of conveying my short stories and thoughts to all the people irrespective of linguistic variations and regional differences.

- K.Manickavasagam
Dy.Superintendent of Police (Retd)

About Author

Mr. K. Manickavasagam, was a police officer in Tamil Nadu Police Service and superannuated as the Deputy Superintendent of Police on 30th November 2012, after completing more than 33 years of service

in various branches, like Law and Order, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption and Crime Branch. He was awarded the Honourable Chief Minister's Gallentry Medal in 2010 by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

He hailed from Kuruvikkarambai village, known for its poetic-soil, in Thanjavur District. He graduated in science from the great Pachaiyappa's college, Chennai. Out of his passion towards literary works, he was initially selected and admitted in the Institute of Film Technology, Adyar, Chennai. However, his well-built physique, together with intellectual personality, gave him the opportunity to serve in Tamil Nadu Police. As a result, he joined the Police Department in 1979 to dedicate service to the people and country.

His father, Mr.Karuppaiyathevar, was a freedom fighter and had served in the Guerilla Regiment of the Indian National Army under the leadership of Sri. Subash Chandra Bose. The author has proved his proficiency and intellectual calibre, by beautifully narrating his police experiences in the form of short stories under a catchy title "A COP WALKS DOWN MEMORY LANE...!" The mind-blowing cinematic style, in narrating fifty-five short stories throughout the book, is really marvelous and outstanding. It is sure that the literary contents of this book, flavoured with the lovely cinematic style, will certainly win over the hearts of the people of all walks of life..!

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