The easiest thing there is, is to assume. When you talk to people, especially about driving on *chaotic* Indian roads, they’ll tell you stories and stories about how the most important component of your bike/car is the HORN.
Orange Mittai (ஆரஞ்சு மிட்டாய்) is a Tamil movie written and directed by Biju Vishwanath, and produced by Vijay Sethupathi – who also plays the role of the old man in this movie. This movie advertises itself as ‘dark comedy’, but actually tries to be ’emotional’. And fails in both. Continue reading Review: Orange Mittai Tamil Movie→
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 →
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.
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 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!!→
There was a time in ’00s when I thought Bollywood was at least 10-20 years ahead of Tamil/Telugu movies. But with movies like Dabangg (few years back) and Guddu Rangeela (now), I guess Bollywood has proved that they can also make movies with ’80-’90s flavor and fervor. Continue reading Guddu Rangeela Hindi Movie Review→