(Soon to be) Popular Authors Meetup @ Chennai :)

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Fiction writers/authors Ganga Bharani, Kavipriya & Me @ McD, Chennai. 

Today, since none of us had anything much to do, we four authors decided to meet @ McDonalds, Ashok Nagar. Surprisingly three of us turned up 😛 Writing and publishing a novel is just half the work nowadays. The remaining half is to take it in front of readers. We met to discuss creative strategies to do that. We also discussed about the craft and business of novel writing/publishing. Continue reading (Soon to be) Popular Authors Meetup @ Chennai :)

My Visit to Regional Science Center, Coimbatore

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Regional Science Center, near CODISSIA Trade Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu was a pleasant surprise. I went to attend a Wind Energy expo in CBE and saw the board for this museum/park on the way. Curious, I decided to step in and explore. I am glad I did.

This science museum is like Visweswaraiah Museum in Bangalore. It contains scientific exhibits and demonstration models. There are four galleries within the building. The first gallery shows the technologies used in the textile industry, both historic and present times. The above pic shows a handloom machine. The below pic shows a Warping machine. 

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Review: Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum (Tamil Movie)

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நாலு போலிசும் நல்லா இருந்த ஊரும் (Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum) is a Tamil movie written and directed by N. J. Srikrishna.

This is a very different movie, and I like such experimental movies.

சமீபத்துலே நான் பார்த்ததுலே இது ரொம்ப வித்தியாசமான படம். எனக்கு இம்மாதிரி படங்கள் பிடிக்கும். Continue reading Review: Naalu Policesum Nalla Irundha Oorum (Tamil Movie)

Is a Law Required to Wear Helmet?

Don’t people have enough common sense to wear helmets while driving two-wheelers? Is a law required to make them wear it?

I will narrate a true incident. Our class teacher in 6th Standard had some brilliant ideas. She implemented them in spite of the rigid school systems we have here.

One interesting thing she did was to replicate a parliament-like setup in our class. Continue reading Is a Law Required to Wear Helmet?

Off-roading Experience in Chennai with Terra Tigers

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I went to an off-roading event for 4×4 Jeeps and SUVs organised by Terra Tigers in Chennai last Sunday because — I didn’t have anything else to do 😛 I did not drive any of the vehicles shown here — although they offered me to — because I don’t drive cars!! I managed to successfully hide this fact from everyone out there 😛 So my experience was on the front passenger seat, but this was also a unique experience alright! :) Continue reading Off-roading Experience in Chennai with Terra Tigers

Baahubali Review: Violence & Sound *Thoda* Zyaada!!

Baahubali is a Tri-lingual movie released in Telugu, Tamil & Hindi, today. I watched this movie (Telugu version) at Rakki Cinemas, Chennai. Assuming that the Telugu and the Tamil versions are the same, I don’t think this movie will be a Super-Hit in Tamil Nadu. People might still like all the Fantasy, Sound, and Violence which is all there is to this supposedly Historical Fiction movie, but I didn’t like it. Perhaps it’s due to my individual taste/preference. Continue reading Baahubali Review: Violence & Sound *Thoda* Zyaada!!

3 Quotes that Blew Me Off!! (Quotes Challenge)

I have a notebook full of quotes. I took these three from a random page I turned to, today. I love such insightful quotes that blows my mind away!!

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“Great teachers teach commitment, not technique.” – Seth Godin.
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“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all of your money.” – Collective Evolution.

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“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

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@ Chennai Metro Train: My Experience on the First Day!!

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Woohoooo!! I managed to travel in the Chennai Metro Train whose service was inaugurated by the CM just today. That’s why you find all those flowers and garlands both outside and inside the train :) Anyway, I went to CMBT (Koyambedu) to catch the Chennai Metro train at this junction. I then went to the Alandur junction (10 KM) by Metro and came back. In this post, I present some info gathered and some pics taken during this trip. Continue reading @ Chennai Metro Train: My Experience on the First Day!!