Archive for October, 2010

Seven essential skills

October 18, 2010

That colleges don’t teach —  but Wired is willing to; via Abi.

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Interview with Aruna Sairam

October 15, 2010

Here is an interview with Aruna Sairam in the Hindu — worth at least browsing through once.

Enthiran: a must-see!

October 5, 2010

We watched Enthiran yesterday.

I liked it a lot — especially, the scenes wherein Rajni takes the form of Chellaaththa and loses his avatar as fast as he attained it to the awe and bewilderment (repsectively) of the ladies clad in yellow and with neem leaves in hand! And, my daughter is still going around asking “Who is this Chellaththa?”

And, the Machu Picchu song (with Llamas, and Kilimanjaro and Mohanjadaro in the lyrics — by the way, there was electros, protons and somewhere wasabi too in the lyrics of some of the the other songs from the movie — yaaru thalaiva antha kavignar — kalakkittaare!) was, oh! so…. lovely.

I would have preferred the second half to a be a little bit shorter; but, as one of my friends reminded me, may be we are too old for this kind of special effects and fight sequences.

On the whole, a must-see movie; have fun (Here is where I punch air with my index finger and say dot)

Here is another fan (and a friend of mine) going crazy about thalaivar — and, as far as his belittling the contributions of Ash to the movie, like they say in my parts, the kid did not know what it was talking about — so, forgive it!

A concert and a couple of songs

October 3, 2010

After along time, we got to hear a carnatic concert — by Neyveli Shri Santhanagopalan.  He sang, among other things, Ananda Bhairavi, Kalyani, Krishna nee begane and Maithrim Bajatham. A good one!

Also, thanks to a friend, I now have the mp3s of GNB’s Kalyani and Thodi — Sivakameswarim chintaye and Thaamathamaen, which, I was searching for a long time now.

On the whole, a nice week as far as music goes!