Dec 23, 2020

Feliz Navidad !...

 Nithila decorating her Christmas tree! 

This year has been tough and unprecedented due to the covid virus and has disturbed the entire planet in many ways. I pray that this Christmas should bring new hope and blessings for the new year!

Just realized that this is my 201-st post for this year...!

Dec 21, 2020


Click on "Aalolampaadi" to hear me sing a soulful Ilaiyaraaja melody from the movie Aavaran poo from the 1990s. Forgive some imperfections in my singing...

Dec 20, 2020

nethu oruthara orutharu parthom...

 A catchy duet composed by Ilaiyaraaja for the movie Puthu Paatu in 1990.It brings back my school day memories... I first heard it in the bus when we were in our school trip to Kerala. The voices of Ilaiyaraaja and Chitra were mesmerizing and I loved the number and beat instantly! It was fresh and peppy for that time. But later when I saw the visuals of Ramarajan (hero of the movie) with his trademark fancy dresses, funny dance steps and lousy romantic moves in the movie , singing with his pink lipsticked lips, it was a huge disappointment. 

For the original song from movie click here.

Click on Nethu oruthara orutharu to listen to my attempt to sing this song.

Dec 17, 2020

Nenjil Nenjil idho idho

 Tried to sing a beautiful composition by Harris Jeyaraj. Not sure if it suits my voice... Click here nenjil nenjil 

Female voice : Maya Padma from the karaoke track

Dec 15, 2020

Naan thedum sevvandhipoo

 Tried singing one of my favourite love duets composed and originally sung by the maestro Ilaiyaraaja.....To listen ,Click here Naan thedum

Dec 11, 2020

Nov 25, 2020

Temptations...Mutton varuval


Mutton deep fry ( chukka varuval) in Madurai style -one of my favorite recipes prepared by my wife!

Nov 23, 2020

Life Series Art 20 - The Platform Chaai

 Train journey was never complete without a cup of hot tea sold at the railway platforms...The Chaai-walas (tea sellers) are one of the unforgettable memories of train journeys which I miss now a days...

Nov 18, 2020

Madurai Series Art 08 - The Plastic pots vendor

These street vendors are literally acrobats who balance a large number of plastic pots and vessels effortlessly!

(Inspired from photography of Michael Stephens)

Nov 17, 2020

Madurai series Art 07 - The Gopuram

The Gopuram - Meenakshiamman Temple

(Inspired from photography of Val Shevchenko)

Nov 16, 2020

Granny's sketch

 Granny Annie's sketch of me was a pleasant surprise ...

Thank you Granny (Elizabeth Lynch )