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!
During an idle evening ‘thinking session’, I stumbled upon a solution to one of the most perplexing questions I have had for some time now. Having grown up in an environment with limited restrictions, it was always a learning experience for me to understand that the laws of the country and the laws of the… Continue reading For-Bid-Den. May you can? May be you Can!
Some prompts take time to write on, and some prompts just about ignite thoughts in a flow. This particular image unleashed the poet in me. So what really happens behind closed doors and minds? What is behind a closed door? If not the unformed dreams Of a life that never was, Or a way… Continue reading What is Behind a Closed Door?
It takes a normal, fairly impartial observer, to note that nothing makes people blind to reality faster than the cause they believe in. Be it religion, politics or sometimes the misguided ideals, believing in a cause / force gives a blind strength to proceed with the notion that only that cause / force is ever… Continue reading The Jealous Zealots!
I was about eleven years old when I heard a friend of my father use two different words in conversation. The young me heard those words, and as was my usual, was curious about the new words, their meaning, and their context in usage. The two words were ‘patronising’ and ‘condescending’. For some reason I… Continue reading Patron-Icing!
(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
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
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: 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
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