The village called him a simpleton. His parents told him they’d given up hope that he’d succeed. His employer refused to send him alone to complete even the simplest of tasks. And as he had heard recently, the village soothsayer had informed his mother that he’d never get married. And instead of arguing, his mother… Continue reading The Simpleton Sage
Song: Gandhari Yaaro Movie: Magalir Mattum Lyricist: Thamarai Singer: Padmalatha My favourite lyrics: Gandhari Yaaro, Kan Paaraadha Thaaro Soodhaadum Podhu, Van Sooluraitha Thaaro? Seethaigal Yaaro, Sirai Meelaadhadhaaro? Poraadum Podhu, Thee Mooti Chendra Thaaro Lyric translation (rough): Who was Gandhari, the woman who refused to see? When the game of dice happened, who uttered a powerful oath?… Continue reading Song #8 Gandhari Yaaro
Song: Kangal Neeye Movie: Muppozhuthum Un Karpanaigal Lyricist: Thamarai Singer: Sittara My favorite lyrics: Intha Nimidam Neeyum Valarnthu Ennai Thaanga Aenginen Adutha Ganamae Kuzhaanthaiyaaga Endrum Irukka Vaendinen Lyric translation (rough): Right this moment, I want you to grow up And support me (I yearned for it as I grew older) But the next moment, I… Continue reading Song #7 : Kangal Neeye
A favorite childhood event of mine was to go shopping with my dad. I was of little help, often more of a hindrance as I came in his way and piped up with random suggestions as he shopped. (And I also demanded candies like every other kid). The shopping excursion happened on Sunday mornings, usually,… Continue reading The coloured memories!
I have always been fascinated by the English language. As someone who learnt it by education and not by birth, the language never failed to amuse and amaze me in equal parts. While it has strict rules of grammar, it also has enough deviations that are not considered one off, mostly becoming norms themselves. But… Continue reading That is quite a perspective!
An illusionist is someone who would perform tricks that would deceive the eye. The emphasis is more on the ‘eye’ than the ‘trick’ because, as a common rule, all magic acts are tricks, and while most depend on the concept of illusions, some lean more towards the talent of the magician to actually perform unbelievable… Continue reading The Biggest Illusionist
A New Year’s Day – symbolic representation of a fresh leaf of a Gregorian calendar year. And like all times thus far, this day too was one of no resolutions and traditional celebrations. A typical New Year’s Day is expected to be celebrated a certain way, and without commenting on whether or not there is… Continue reading A Fresh Slate
Yet another year comes to an end, and here comes the mandatory year end post. Like every year, this too has been one of ups and downs, growing and learning, and a lot of lessons as the Earth went on yet another revolution around its Sun. While I am not particularly fond of any year… Continue reading The Year That Was!
Perhaps one of my favourite quotes from Harry Potter is the one said by Albus Dumbledore in the last book. (Yes, I am obstinately not counting The Cursed Child as a part of the original series though most people claim it is so). But I digress. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the dream… Continue reading Everything is much more exciting in the head!
Of all the philosophical quotes about life that are often repeated, nothing makes more sense than the one that says, ‘life comes a full circle’. At various points in life, human goals keep changing. Aside from the main, core goals, a lot of temporary wishes, needs and wants make their appearance and flash away equally… Continue reading What goes around…