Dec 31, 2010

This and That

Chinnu likes "Super Why" on PBS kids. He pointed at one of his toys and told me "Why". His toy boy looked like Whyatt, the lead character in the show, indeed. I was surprised to know how this little brain makes such connections. Here are the pictures of his toy and his favourite animation character.

I have no regret for not being in Chennai during this Margazhi season. I'm watching Jaya TV's Margazhi Maha Utsavam on youtube. Priya sisters rock as usual and this rendition of them was a masterpiece and everytime I listen to it I feel like I am enroute to the Lord's abode. The Bhava, the lyrics, the modulation and everything else are in perfect mix. Vijay Siva's concert was no exception. He has a charismatic voice and his katha-kalakshebam style is well received. I am waiting for Aruna's videos - they are not in full on youtube.

My chef likes Vah Chef and he made this tomato chutney a few days ago. Wow, it was awesome. I bet you will fall in love with this chutney. I also tried my hands at this and it came out very well.

Watched Kamal's interview on NDTV. What an innocent guy? Chinnathambi ellam jujubee. Ivaru thonthi ganapathy nnu (mattum) than sonnaram.

Look at this wonderful pencil drawing. It is a collaboration by two artists - the beautiful drawing is by a "sakalakala valli" friend(she is a painter, craftsperson, a good cook, beautician and so on) and the background sketching is by my dear son. I am sure he is gonna be an artist. I want him to be all those that I am not, like any other parent :))  (1000 Taare Zamin Par vandalum nama appadiye thaan iruppom!)

Had a potluck in a friend's house last saturday, not just the kids but we also had some funtime.   Now, looking forward to welcoming the new year.  Happy 2011 :)).


  1. Shss மேடம், தலைவர் டுபுக்கோட கேள்வி பதில்ல முதல் கேள்வியா உங்க கேள்வி இடம்பெற்றதுக்கு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

    Happy new year to you & ur family.

  2. Thanks தக்குடு சார். Happy new year to you too.

  3. hi, what exactly is it that you object to in kamal's poems ?
    i read the poems and also saw the ndtv interview.

  4. Major Sir, I do not agree with him on the whole. It may be his opinion (the gist of the poem) but he need not show off his so-called rationalism by using Hindu Gods/Goddesses in his work. Also asking a Goddess about how her husband is, does irritate the believers of that religion.

    I have my views expressed here as well - (Look for the comments from Sh...)

  5. எனக்கு தெரிஞ்ச வரையிலை எல்லாரும் over-react பண்ணறாப்ல இருக்கு . இப்பல்லாம் எல்லா கவிதையும் இப்படி தான் இருக்கு .

    besides, we have a culture of laughing at ourselves. ns கிருஷ்ணன்' s "அந்த கணபதிக்கு தொந்தி பெருத்த விதம் ..........." is an all time favourite . my father was very fond of that comedy.

  6. I dont know which poem you read. I agree with you - there are worst film songs but nobody discussed as kamal has done.

    Thonthi ganapathi is not at all a big deal. I particularly did not like the lines that read "eppodum urangikkondirukkum un aranganathan eppadi?" and ending the poem with "sri varalakshmi namosthuthe".