A Glimpse of the Past- Dakshinachitra

Faint notes of ‘Saamajavaragamana’ struck me, when I stood at the reception of Dakshinachitra to buy an entry pass. This krithi in Hindolam is by Saint Sri Thyagaraja, who lived in the 18th century A.D. The fragrance of agarbaththis wafted through the air, bringing with it the scent of Arali (Nerium) flowers. All these eased... Continue Reading →

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When Statues tell Stories

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a walk along the statues in the Marina, as a part of an event. It was conducted by the Storytelling Institute on account of Madras Day. This is the advantage if you are a media student. You get to know a lot of events and somehow gather the... Continue Reading →

Zebra Crossing

We all know what a Zebra Crossing is, don't we? Chennai is known for its signal junctions and busy roads. Everybody always seems to be in a hurry which is known by the incessant honking in signals, even before the lights turn green. The dilemma of how and when to cross the road has been... Continue Reading →

YOLO- Chennai Saga

I am back with the "slango" language and I am taking the liberty of using YOLO, which means You Only Live Once.  This is a pensive post, which in a way describes my life in Chennai since 2010. It is going to be a short narrative, which apparently has to be done. Also, I racked... Continue Reading →

Xtra Silra

The blog prompt for this comes from my ever vibrant friend Buroos who lives and breathes Chennai. Many cities have their own rules, which might even indicate borderline OCD and obsession. Chennai is no exception to that trait. From "Avoid Rajnikanth and Oh Bangalore so great" to " CSK is supreme", Chennai city has its own... Continue Reading →

We, The People of Chennai

This post is a memory. A very precious one, which would find place as a seperate chapter in my autobiography, if I ever write one that is. I realised "We" for the first time, when my beloved city was being pounded by rains, in November- December 2015. It was a daunting time for all of... Continue Reading →

Vanakkam Chennai!

Imma Chennai City Gangsta!! 😛 Before you guys think I am crazy enough to say this, let me say I am. Chennai means that much to me. Besides having a bazillion memes that glorify Chennai and its people ( Chennai is a name, Madras is an emotion!!), this city is a pleasure to live in,... Continue Reading →

Ulaga Nayakan

When one can go and write about the style factor, one should also write about the talent factor. That is what fairplay teaches us. Who else can fit into the tag of 'Ulaga Nayakan' better than Padmashri Kamal Hassan? Born in the southern town of Paramakudi, Kamal Hassan has been around, in the filmdom, since... Continue Reading →

Sowcarpettai

This post has been written by a good friend Kishor.  He is a story teller and a very talented person who has an inclination towards comedy and movies.  His posts can be read at Blind Man's Bluff and you can check his videos out at "Moving Images" on YouTube.  Sowcarpettai – First thing that comes to mind... Continue Reading →

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