Renuka's aunt from Australia sent a WhatsApp clip in the morning and commented that her mother used to sing this song well. Renuka played the clip and I sang few lines along. It is probably few decades since I last listened to the song. The song was Nadha Vindhu, a hymn on Lord Muruga written... Continue Reading →
Tora Tora Tora – 1970.
Few years ago, I sat down to find out the best of World War II movies and collect them. This was much before Netflix had come to India so the idea was to buy Blu-ray disc. Couple of movies I had seen, had figured in the list and many did not. I was thinking that... Continue Reading →
Kalki Krishnamurthy, the famous Tamil Novelist is widely known for his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan.' Actually one of his other novels - Sivakimiyin Sapatham (Sivakami's Vow) relates more to us because the novel is based in Mahabalipuram, the village/town where we grew up. Kalki's narration about any ancient city is so powerful it brings to... Continue Reading →
“I Thought It was a Youth!” – Notes from the Coastal Ride.
" Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul." - -Unknown The biggest difference between driving a car and riding a motorcycle is, while riding a bike, you feel the earth slipping under your feet and the adrenaline rushes to your brain, which probably was the reason for the unknown author to make the... Continue Reading →