Amish Tripathi: What’s the Next Book/Series? (2015)

Amish Tripathi is the Indian bestseller novelist and author of the popular ‘Shiva Trilogy’ Mytho-Fantasy-Thriller book series. In fact,

“The Shiva Trilogy has become the fastest selling book series in the history of Indian publishing, with two million copies in print and over 50 crore rupees in sales.” – Wikipedia page on Amish

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Gudiyam Hills/Caves Near Poondi, Chennai

Before a  few years I went to a trek in Parvadamalai, near Tiruvannamalai. After that experience, I decided NOT to go to ANY trek in my life :P Recently, when I befriended a group of trekkers, I caught upon their enthusiasm and decided to try a (relatively small) trek closer to home. The result was a trek to Gudiyam Hills/Caves, 10 K.M. from Poondi (via Tiruvallur), 60 KM from Chennai. Go to Poondi reservoir and ask a few people (not one) for directions to Gudiyam Gugai from there. It can be tricky! Continue reading Gudiyam Hills/Caves Near Poondi, Chennai

#Song of the Week: Beparwah (Baby)

‘Beparwah’ from the Hindi movie ‘Baby’ staring Akshay Kumar & Tapasee Pannu is the latest song in my loop. The surround beats effect in the beginning is too good. The song starts slow but picks up pace soon enough. I think the shift from the slow  to faster pace crates a good effect. The beats are too good. The music for this movie (songs) has been composed by M. M. Kreem & Meet Bros Anjjan. This song has been sung by Apeksha Dandekar. Super :)

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Traditional & Modern: Same?

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. 

I am participating in a Tablog organized by CBC (Chennai Bloggers Club) where many bloggers come together and write on a topic. The topic this time is: “Chennai – A blend of Traditional and Modern.”

We think traditional and modern are different. Yes – they are, but is there a common thread connecting the two? Are traditional and modern systems designed to achieve the same?

Traditional systems may change to modern ones, the old-order maybe replaced by the new-order, but the ‘order’ remains constant! Continue reading Traditional & Modern: Same?

The Hindu Lit for Life 2015 – Day 1 (Highlights)

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Visitors can post a letter to their favorite authors attending this year’s festival!

The Hindu Lit for Life is an annual literary festival organized by The Hindu (newspaper) in Chennai. They invite authors and notable literary/popular personalities from all over the world and organize book/literature-related speeches, readings, discussion sessions, author signings, etc. This year, The Hindu Lit for Life 2015 event is being held at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall at Harrington Road, Chetpet. In this post, I present some highlights from the Day 1 of this event. Continue reading The Hindu Lit for Life 2015 – Day 1 (Highlights)

Interesting Stalls @ Travel & Tourism Fair, Chennai

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I went to the Travel & Tourism Fair 2015 held recently at the Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India. Many state & a few country tourism boards (along with travel operators, resort owners, etc.) had put up stalls to woo tourists from here to their respective states/countries. Here are a few interesting stalls I found at this venue – Continue reading Interesting Stalls @ Travel & Tourism Fair, Chennai

Koothu @ Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai

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When I look at dance performance in the TV, I may not be drawn to them so much. But when I saw a live dance performance recently in the Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani, Chennai, I (and so many others, as you can see in the above photo) were instantly drawn to it. I guess it’s due to the electric atmosphere of watching the dance performance with so many people cheering around me! Continue reading Koothu @ Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai

#Song of the Week: Mascara (Salim)

#Song of the Week, this week, is a peppy song from Tamil movie Salim ~ Maskara pottu mayakkariye . . . Generally, I like melodious songs, but this song somehow appeals to me. Excellent beats and rhythm. Danceable and Lovely (if you ignore the visuals). This song is repeating in my loop now!

Music by Vijay Antony. Sung by Vijay Antony, Supriya  Joshi & Sharmila.

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Life Before and After becoming an Author!!

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Becoming an author, at least for me, has resulted in me taking a U-Turn in many aspects of life. Some -

Before becoming an Author: I can easily write a 400-page Novel within a couple of months.

After becoming an Author: Writing a 115-page novella took 7 months. Phew! :P

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Before: Frank (often blunt) comments on other’s blog posts.

After: Sugar-coated SWEET comments ;) :) ;)

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