• Thoughts

    Arya-Sayyeshaa Wedding: Photo Slideshow Video

    Above-embedded is a photo slideshow video made by me using the wedding stills/photos released by Arya & Sayyeshaa in their respective twitter accounts. Arya is a popular Tamil movie actor who debuted in 2005. He has given a number of hits including Ullam Ketkume, Boss Engira Baskaran, Madrasapattinam, etc. Did you know that his actual name is Jamshad Cethirakath and that he was an assistant software engineer after graduating from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai? Did you know that Arya not only participated in the 300-KM Vätternrundan bicycle race, a recreational bicycle race held over two weekends at Sweeden, but also won a medal in that race? Sayyeshaa is a popular…

  • Events in Chennai

    UK Alumni Awards 2019, Taj Connemara, Chennai

    I was invited to the UK Alumni Awards 2019 ceremony that was held at Taj Connemara, Chennai, on Mar. 15. It seems this is the first time this award ceremony has been held outside Delhi. Alumni Awards celebrate the achievement of international alumni who have studied at a UK institution within the last ten years. https://www.britishcouncil.in/study-uk/alumni-awards-winners There are three categories under which outstanding alumni are chosen – Social Impact Award, Professional Achievement Award & Entrepreneurial Award. The names of the finalists in each category are listed here. Before the awards ceremony began, there was a panel discussion on the state of education and the need to refine it in conjunction…

  • Chennai

    Madhavaram Horticulture Park

    A short video with pics taken during our recent visit to Madhavaram Horticulture Park, Chennai is embedded above. This park is similar to Semmozhi Poonga, but it is much bigger – there are many more trees, plants, etc. But it’s not as beautiful as Semmozhi Poonga though. Madhavaram, or at least its surroundings, in itself is so green. So a horticulture-themed park that too inside the city is surely an added bonus. There is ample parking for cars, bikes and this place is ticketed – I think the entry ticket is Rs. 15 per adult. There are tickets for bike parking and taking camera in, as well. I took all…

  • Thoughts

    My Smartband BUZZES every 15 minutes I don’t move!

    So I bought a Smartband – Titan Fastrack Reflex Smartband that I am wearing on my wrist for most part of the day. It’s like a watch, but looks very modern and has a small digital display. Of course it shows the time, date, etc. But I bought it for another reason – it has a sedentary reminder alarm. That means, it buzzes every 15 minutes when I keep continuously sitting at the same place. Since my work is predominantly on the laptop, there are times when I sit down and work even for 1 or 1.5 hours continuously. As you can guess, it’s a bad idea. But nowadays, these…

  • Photos-Videos

    RR Fashion Jewellery Portfolio Video

    I made a short one-minute video portfolio for Ramya’s RR Fashion Jewellery products. I have included the photos of a few necklaces, bangles, earrings, etc. to give an overview of the types of jewellery she has made until now. She primarily focuses on customizable silk-thread, beaded, and other artificial jewellery. Have a look at the video below and let me know your feedback/comments on how you think the video could be better.   Destination Infinity BTW, we participated in another exhibition yesterday (organized by the Annanagar Ladies Club). Here is our pic from there 🙂   via GIPHY  

  • Events in Chennai

    DAV Mogappair Alumni Business Brunch on Mar. 3, 2019

    We at DAVMAA – DAV Mogappair Alumni Association are planning to organize a Business Brunch on March 3, 2019 Sun. morning (Time, Cost and Venue to be intimated shortly). This will be an opportunity for the alumni of our three Mogappair Schools (DAV CBSE Boys, Girls & Matric Mogappair) to meet, network, and exchange business cards. Here is the Teaser Video I made for this event ->   Here is the first draft of the script for a more elaborate Promo Video -> “Q1: What is the best way to get more visibility & leads for your products & services? Q2: What is the best way to find the best service…

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  • Events in Chennai

    Island Grounds Exhibition 2019 – 45th Tamil Nadu Trade Fair (Chennai)

    The 45th Tamil Nadu Tourism Trade Fair exhibition is happening at Island Grounds, Chennai from Jan. 13 to Mar. 23, 2019. The timing is 3 PM to 10 PM on weekdays. On Sunday they might open it earlier – from 11 A.M. We went to the trade fair recently, and a few pics from the expo have been presented as a short video above. Entry Ticket price: Rs. 35 for adults and Rs. 20 for children from 6-12 years of age. You can book the trade fair tickets online! There are various stalls. Commercial stalls selling everything from soap to education to plots. And then there are many food stalls.…

  • Movie Reviews

    Manikarnika Tamil Movie Review

    Yes, this Bollywood movie has been released in Tamil as well. And we saw the Tamil version at Rohini complex, Koyambedu today. Manikarnika, the factual retelling of Rani of Jhansi, could/should’ve been better.   This is Kangana’s first unexpected directorial debut after the original director left midway and she had just 40 days to complete more than 50% of the movie. Or so I read.   Since we generally write our first books and then start learning about writing, this too is Kangana’s first step – so we should encourage her to experiment with different scripts like these, and eventually become a great director.   The first-half of the movie…

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    Sri Vaari Party Hall @ Kolathur, Chennai

    Above embedded is the promo video made by me for Sri Vaari Party Hall, located at Kolathur, Chennai. Actually, this party hall belongs to a good friend and a fellow blogger Sarath Babu and his father. They invited us to the opening ceremony where we got a chance to click a few photos and videos. This is a 1700 sq. feet A/C Hall with a seating capacity of around 100-120 people. It is targeted smaller events like birthday party, engagement ceremony, seemantham, get-togethers, etc. It seems they are already getting requests for hosting small wedding receptions too! They have tie ups with event management/catering firms, which customers might want to…