Guest Article #45: For the Joy of Sharing

Thanks to My Granny

By L Muralidharan
Chartered Accountant, L. Muralidharan & Co. Chennai, Practices Tax, Internal Audit and Statutory Audit, Founder – Sreeram Coaching Point, Coaching for CA Exams


Foreword by Venkat
The essence of a growing relationship is in knowing and being aware that our views are bound in certain limits at any moment of time. This awareness drives the curiosity to understand others and substantiates the need for togetherness. On similar lines, our tendencies to understand the universe and need for harmony with it seems to rest on knowing and being aware that human capacities as a whole are bound in certain limits at any point in time. We can only continuously try to know the universe and may never really know it in a complete sense.

Mr. Muralidharan’s narration of his conversation with his grandmother and her wise words reverberate the same sentiments on how our perception as humans is quite limited in the larger scheme of things – on how nature and life have been designed to work. This short piece of writing comes with a deep and lingering thought on our place in life as humans.

Reflect on the wonderful insight presented by Mr. Muralidharan’s grandmother to his strong argument.


Mr. Muralidharan L. qualified as CA at the young age of 21 and has been in the practice for 35 years now. He founded the Sreeram Coaching Point in 1989 to coach students appearing for CA exams. The areas of specialization in coaching are Financial Reporting, Accounting standards, Financial Management (Inter & Final), Costing and Income Tax. Many Rank holders in CA Exams came from his coaching class and particularly in CA Final Thrice his students stood AIR FIRST.

He is a qualified, Registered Valuer on Securities and Financial Assets, IOVRVF, New Delhi as well as qualified Insolvency Professional with IIPACSI. He is a speaker on IBC course of ICAI, SIRC, Hyderabad.

Thanks to My Granny

Days when my granny used to tell as how almighty is very kind even for the most wicked person. This statement of hers perplexed me as why would almighty be kind to the wicked. Why there was not a discrimination by Him, was my thought. Days passed by and one day I saw her telling good times and bad times in a day. She suggested not to start any activity during bad times such as Rahu Kalam, Yamakantam etc. I quipped her as why would God create good and bad times when He is kind to even the most wicked. I felt by then that I have fixed her with the most difficult question of her life. She handled the scene very nicely. What is good/bad for humans need not be bad/good for others was her reply.

She went on to explain that food fallen outside our plate is not good for eating. She advised us to leave them. She said it is bad to eat them for humans. But the same is good for ants or other creatures to eat. So what is good/bad for one could be bad/good for others also. One more example also she told. When we eat banana, we peel out the skin and eat the core banana. The skin peeled out is bad but the same is good for cow/Elephant etc. God has created all the things in this world with a purpose and we do not have any right to reject anybody in this world. The wild dogs, hyena vultures etc. are scavengers of the forest engaged in cleaning the left over items by big cats. As humans we might think that wild dogs, hyenas are bad but they do a lot of good to the forest by cleaning on a regular basis. Granny is not there today but her logic and insights still stay with me and makes us think deep.

By L Muralidharan
Chartered Accountant, L. Muralidharan & Co. Chennai, Practices Tax, Internal Audit and Statutory Audit, Founder – Sreeram Coaching Point, Coaching for CA Exams

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J. Vaidhinathan
J. Vaidhinathan
July 2, 2022 5:34 pm

Wonderful and down-to-earth writing. To highlight the much-needed lessons learnt from Parents & Grand-parents, even while they are alive, need to be appreciated, rather than giving National awards after the hero had departed.
“….it is bad for humans but good for ants, birds….”revealing facts given at the right age. Nothing goes waste.
Compliments to CA L.Muraludharan, especially on CA’Day yesterday. Thanks