• 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…

  • 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…

  • Thoughts

    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…

  • Movie Reviews

    Viswasam is 100 Times better than Petta

    Script wise, Viswasam is at least 100 times better than Petta. Viswasam has a strong antagonist – the situation, not Jagapathi Babu. Petta, in spite of having three capable actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi & Bobby Simha, couldn’t match one Raghuvaran, one Ramya Krishna or one Radha Ravi. Sad. I am surprised that a ‘Superhero’ like Ajith even agreed to do such an offbeat movie – given his established mass hero status. Kudos to his selection. And Nayantara keeps proving how good her script selection is – quite regularly, nowadays! These two movies, accidentally released at the same time, proves that even Superheroes need strong antagonists, they need to…

  • Humour

    Highway Eat-Gazing

    Don’t search the meaning of eat-gazing in dictionaries. You won’t find it – I just inveted the term 🙂 One of my favorite past times, especially when I am traveling on my bike in closed highway routes (like the Maduravoyil-Tambaram highway) is to eat-gaze. Let me explain. I travel some distance into the highway. These are closed toll highways that do not have openings or shops – mostly for the entire stretch. Once I cross a few hundred meters, sufficient to confirm that the vehicles behind me cannot turn back, I stop my bike on the side. I select an upward curve that goes right so that I and my…

  • Guest Posts

    What is Cleft and How can it be Prevented/Cured?

    Image Credit: Anamaya Indo Pacific Facebook page. Summary: Cleft is an opening that appears in-between the upper lip and the nose (on the outside) or/and on the upper mouth (on the inside). Clefts develop in babies during early pregnancy due to factors like genetics, bad eating/drinking choices, medication side effects, or even due to diabetes. Clefts can be prevented by taking pre-conception folic acid supplements, or after birth via surgery and therapies. What is Cleft? Cleft is a birth defect in kids that happens because the skin/tissues that should have surrounded the lip/mouth area did not connect fully during the early-stage pregnancy. It appears as a hole/opening on the upper…

  • Thoughts

    Our New Mobile Phone with a STYLUS – LG Q Stylus :)

    Presenting to you our new mobile phone(s) with a Stylus – the LG Q Styuls Smartphone 🙂 Frankly, I was researching the best camera phones as we take a lot of selfies and other photos. This mobile was not in the list of camera phones I had shortlisted. However, when I was casually browsing for new phones, I found this model released by LG three months back that actually had a stylus in the economy-mid budget range. If you didn’t get the punch in the last para, read ahead. I was using Motorola and HTC phones with stylus for many years (I guess around 6-7 years). I was happy operating…