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Tough nut to crack!

My grandmother taught me many things. And most of her lessons were taught the best way – by experience and example. Life is in the little moments, those that make no great difference at the moment, but add value to life over time. The motivational sermons, jokes and fights apart, she showed me resilience in… Continue reading Tough nut to crack!

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The Mutual Exclusivity of Compliments and Confidence

(The intentionally convoluted title almost prompted me to add ‘Harry Potter and’ as a prefix. But it works wonderfully for the content of the post and is thus left as is.) Compliments – are polite, expressive and appreciative. They can make someone’s day as effortlessly as good weather. A genuine, well timed, rightly placed compliment… Continue reading The Mutual Exclusivity of Compliments and Confidence

Music and Me

Song #6: Theera Ulaa

Song: Theera Ulaa Movie: OK Kanmani Lyricist: Vairamuthu Singer: A R Rahman, Dharshana My favourite lyrics: Pirivondru Naerumendru Theriyum Kanna En Piriyathai Athanaalae Kuraikka Maattaen Sarinthu Vidum Azhakendru Theriyum Kanna En Sandhosha Kalaigalai Naan Nirutha Maattaen Lyric Translation (Rough): I know our separation is imminent, my dear But I shall not reduce my love for… Continue reading Song #6: Theera Ulaa

Music and Me

Song #5: Naane Varugiren

Song: Naane Varugiren Movie: OK Kanmani Lyricist: Vairamuthu Singer: D. Sathyaprakash, Shashaa Tirupati My favourite lyrics: Chinnanjiru Chinnanjiru Ragasiyamae Chinnanjiru Chinnanjiru Athisayamae Chinnanjiru Viral Kodu Chinnanjiru Chinnanjiru Idam Kodu Chinnanjiru Aasaikku Poi Solla Theriyaathae Lyric Translation (Rough): (There are) Small, little secrets (to share) (There are) Small, little wonders (to feel) Give me your little… Continue reading Song #5: Naane Varugiren


Song #4: Raasali

Song: Rasaali Movie: Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada Lyricist: Thamarai Singer: D. Satyaprakash, Shashaa Tirupathi My favourite lyrics: Veyil Mazhai Vetkkum Padi Nanaivathai Vinmeengalum Veembaai Ènai Thødarvathi Oørukkøru Kaattrin Manam Kamazhvathai Maravane Munnum Ithu Pølae Puthu Anubavam Kandaen Èna Šøllum Padi Ninaivillai Innum Èthirkaalathilum Vazhi Illai Maravaene Lyric Translation (Rough): In the shining sun and the drenching… Continue reading Song #4: Raasali

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Song #2: Oru Dheivam Thantha Poove

Song: Oru Dheivam Thantha Poove Movie: Kannathil Muththamittal Lyricist: Vairamuthu Singer: Chinmayi Sripada, Jeyachandran My favourite lyrics: Ènathu Šelvam Nee Ènathu Varumai Nee Kidaitha Kavithai Nee Yezhuthu Pizhayum Nee   Iraval Velicham Nee Iravin Kanneer Nee Yenathu Vaanam Nee Izhantha Širagum Nee   Naan Thøøki Valartha Thuyaram Nee   Lyric Translation (Rough): You are my… Continue reading Song #2: Oru Dheivam Thantha Poove