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About A Cop Walks Down Memory Lane...! :

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 K. Manickavasagam :

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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Book Review  Manivannan c

Youngsters aspiring to work in the government can get great guidance from this book. It is about simplicity, dedication and honesty.

Book Review  Balaji

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

Book Review  Balaji

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

Book Review  Sindhu Mathivanan

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

Book Review  Sindhu Mathivanan

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

Book Review  Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan

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

Book Review  Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan

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

Book Review  Dr. P. G. SankaraNarayanan

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

Book Review  A. Masutha Begam

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

Book Review  Senthildass Singer

"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

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