A.R. Rehman’s Oorvasi, Oorvasi… from Kadhalan (Watch it ALSO for the DANCE)
How can anyone (of my generation) even attempt to shortlist the best/top 10 songs composed by the Musical Genius A. R. Rehman? That’s what I am going to attempt in this post. However, as each one of us have varying taste in music, this list should be treated as my ’favorite songs list’ only. Listen on – you should at least like the songs that shook the very foundation I was safely standing on, and made me fall in love with music again and again
These songs are ordered according to the release date of their movies. All of them were released during the ’90s.
HAHK = Hum Aaapke Hain Koun; DDLJ = Dilwale Dulhaniyan Le Jaayenge.
I guess you already know about these two BLOCKBUSTER Bollywood (Hindi) movies. If you don’t – Well, you are lucky!! But then, such movies (and their clones) often become BLOCKBUSTERS in every regional language in India.
When you are just entering your teens, these two movies are a MUST NOT see. Continue reading →
As a part of our CBC’s (Chennai Bloggers Club) 6-word memoir tag, I need to summarize my life in just six words. CBC is the facebook group where all the intelligent people of Chennai meet, discuss and share our blog posts
One day during my sixth standard annual vacation, I was playing for the entire day (as usual) and came home in the evening. My mother told me that someone had sent me a letter by post. I was shocked. A letter?? for me???
Do you remember the blue-colour inland envelope letter with a printed stamp on it? That’s what I got. I saw the name of the person who sent it, and it was my bench-mate during the previous year. I did remember us discussing sending letters to each other during vacations (this was just one among so many other grand plans we made), but I never took it seriously.
He not only took it seriously, but also wrote a letter and sent it to me!! Continue reading →
‘What do you want to become in life?’ is one question that I would be asked frequently. Some people will go to the extent of asking, ‘What do you want to become – doctor or engineer?’ Hmmm… That was the broad range of limited career-choices every kid had!! But these kind of questions would never deter me from being imaginative. Continue reading →
When I was young, health drinks like horlicks, nutramul, complan, etc. had gained a strong foot-hold in every house due to excessive marketing. Parents were promised instant geniuses, instant height-gain and instant everything. Parents too religiously believed in those exaggerated claims and made (read: forced) children to drink them daily. Continue reading →
‘Why are you a vegetarian?’ is one common question that I get asked, both when I was young, and even now. When I was young, I just used to smile and I guess people understood that I didn’t know what to answer.
Perhaps, since my family & community was vegetarian, I was also vegetarian. I guess it was a habit from birth and hence I never thought about other possibilities. Lack of exposre and availability of a huge variety of tasty vegetarian foods also helped, I guess. Continue reading →
Before you start thinking that I was some kind of a victim of cruel corporal punishments, let me reassure you and spoil the fun by saying that I escaped corporal punishments/ getting beaten, almost throughout my schooling It helped that I was mostly in the good-books of teachers, even though I was not so keen about doing homework on time. Continue reading →
Before you think that I am crazy about getting other people’s signatures like film stars, cricketers, etc., just remember that you are visiting DI’s blog. DI is always above everyone else, at least in his own mind I am talking about being crazy about my own signature! I would like to show you all something that is not exactly modern art or doodle -
When I was young, I was fascinated by so many things. One of my favorite activity was to observe the different names of streets, roads and nagars and wonder, ‘Oh, this is Valluvar street. So, they have named this street after the famous Tamil poet; Oh, this is MG Road. So, they have named the road after Mahatma Gandhi; Oh, this is Anna Nagar. So, they have named this area after Annadurai, the famous (yesteryear) political personality of Tamil Nadu’, etc.