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    Veg. South Indian Restaurant @ Royapettah: Maamis Samayal, Regenta Central Deccan

    Recently we got an opportunity to visit Maami Samayal restaurant @ Regenta Central Deccan Hotel, Royapettah, Chennai. (Google Maps link) The above-embedded video gives a few glimpses into the restaurant and the food offered there. The video also features a short interview with the main chef – Ms. Padma. If you are in Chennai or if you are visiting Chennai on a business/personal trip, it’s a good idea to taste authentic South Indian dishes made by South Indians at this restaurant. Currently, they offer traditional Brahmin-style lunch with rice, sambar, rasam, sweet, poriyal (vegetables), papad, dosa, side-dishes, and other items. It seems they also offer many types of South Indian…

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    Why Renting a House is Better than Buying thru Home Loan

    One of the SILLIEST things I see people doing nowadays once they get a decent job is to buy a house. That too by taking a housing loan for more than 50% of the property value. Many times even higher. Buying a home when we have the money to pay upfront is better – except for the astronomical land values and the hassles of shared ownership in apartments. (An own house still creates inflexible lifestyles and cripples our freedom, but that’s beyond this topic.) But why take a huge loan for a very long term (10-25 years?) that too at a floating rate of interest is BEYOND ME. If you…

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    Fun at Our School’s Alumni Event Today

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rajesh K (@wowsuper_net) on Jun 16, 2019 at 7:32am PDT Today I went to our inaugural alumni event – D.A.V. Sangam not only as alumni, but also as a volunteer. I was given the task of overseeing the registration process – both for the existing batch that was passing out (for whom this event was mainly organized) and for alumni from previous batches from all our group schools in Chennai. I had a lot of fun going back to my school where I have a lot of fond memories. I feel childhood/school days are the best days of our life. Actor…

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    SonyLiv Launches Tamil Web Streaming Content [& Our Selfies with Movie Stars]

    Before we get into the news in the title of this post, here are a couple of selfies we took at today’s SonyLiv press meet event at Taj Coromandel, Chennai. SonyLiv organized this event to launch their original web series in Tamil and also to introduce their other language and English content (incl. sports) to viewers here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rajesh K (@wowsuper_net) on May 28, 2019 at 1:17am PDT Here is our selfie with the Iconic Tamil movie director – Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. He has directed great movies like Apoorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Magalir Mattum, etc. starring Kamal Hassan in Tamil.…

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    Parkour Circle’s Movement Exploration Edition – Chennai (Jun 1, ’19)

    Venue: SLATE at Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Hall, Chetpet. Timing: 7.30 A.M. to 9 P.M. Fee: Pay as you please. Registration Link: Here. More Details: Facebook Event page. Itinerary: 7:30 am – 10:30am – Tribute to Stan Lee MCU based movie appreciation using Parkour techniques 11am – 12.30pm: Tarot Reading and Parkour a participative mystical movement experience 1:30am – 3:00pm: Carnatic music and Parkour a participative musical movement experience 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Architecture and Parkour a participative sensorial movement experience Post 5:00pm: Open Parkour session for all If you are in Chennai, make this Saturday (June 1, 2019) useful for you and your family by learning healthy parkour techniques while having…

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    Newspaper Vending Machine @ Chennai Metro!

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rajesh K (@wowsuper_net) on May 5, 2019 at 7:15am PDT We traveled in Chennai Metro recently (Thirumangalam to Vadapalani) and were surprised to find that their railway stations are equipped with a few types of vending machines. The vending machine that surprised us the most was the Newspaper Vending machine. You can see it in action in the above-embedded video. We have never seen a newspaper vending machine before. So we were intrigued and dropped a five rupee coin inside. A Tamil newspaper edition of Thina Malar popped out of the machine almost instantly. The regular cost of the paper is…

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    Wooden Engraving Gifts in Chennai – Surprize Gifts

    Surprize Gifts is a shop in Chennai (Nungambakkam, Perambur) specializing in personalized gifts. In the above video, you can see a few samples of their wooden engraving gifts. If you give your photo, they’ll engrave it on a wooden plank. When compared to regular gifts like cup & saucer, flowers, photo frames, etc. these customized gifts show that you have not only made something that the recipients will cherish, but you have taken efforts to make it. Of course, the photo may not be very clear when engraved on wood, but there is a rustic look that gives it a vintage touch. It is a class apart from regular gifts.…

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    My New (Minimal) Visiting Card!!

    View this post on Instagram My new #visitingcard. Howzzitt?Thanks to @vistaprintindia 😁😀😁 #visitingcards #visitingcarddesign #visitingcardsdesign #businesscard #businesscards #videocreator #videoeditor #videomarketing #marketing #design #designing #businessgrowth #business #businessmarketing #businessowners #businessmen #vistaprint #india #onlineshopping A post shared by Rajesh K (@wowsuper_net) on Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30am PDT Here is that time of the year I designed another visiting card for the next batch of 100. Don’t know why but, inspite of liking my previous business card design, everytime I feel the urge to design a new card!! Anyway, this new card is inspired by my new passion – Minimalism. I was already passionate about Sustainable Living but Minimalism fever caught me more…

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    Education & Soft Power (Discussion)

    I was invited, as an alumni, to attend a round-table discussion on ‘Education & Soft Power with Academicians’, organized by DAV Group of Schools, Chennai in collaboration with Center for Soft Power, New Delhi. The speakers were – Prof. Gulab Mir Rahmany (Associate Professor, Political Sociology, Afghanistan) & Prof. Dilafruz Nasirkhodjaeva (Sr. Researcher, Economics, Uzbekistan). What is Soft Power? Soft Power is the influence exerted by one culture/country over another by methods other than violence, force, or coercion. Some good examples of India exerting soft power in the Asian region was given by Prof. Gulab from Afghanistan. Today, most of the youth in his country are influenced by Bollywood. So…

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    Chennai: Buy Paper/Jute Bags made by Ppl with Disabilities

    Incepted in 1989 with just 6 kids, Vasantham – a school & home for people with disabilities – now supports 123 children and adults. It is located at Mogappair East – behind the bus stop, adjacent to Anjaneyar Temple & opposite to Narayana School, Mogappair East. Vasantham is run by a good friend’s family who are also an alumni of DAV Mogappair Schools. We had a chance to visit this place last week and were impressed with the facilities and the good work done by them. In fact, this is the first time I saw someone hand weaving fabric! They have a small cute shop outside Vasantham building which is…