• Thoughts

    BREAKING NEWS during our Thrissur Trip

    I know I am a bit late in revealing this ‘BREAKING NEWS’ that actually happened during our Thrisur (Kerala) trip, last month. But the video got ready only now. So without further ado, here it is ๐Ÿ˜€   I wonder why we don’t find giant wheels at exhibitions in Chennai nowadays. I wonder how many years it’s been since I was on one, before this. Anyway, it was a good experience for us although we were the only riders on that giant wheel on that day ๐Ÿ™‚ Destination Infinity Our Thrissur and Tirupati tour videos are getting ready and you can expect a few ‘out-of-the-box’ travelogue videos from now on.ย ย 

  • Thoughts

    A Few Deepavali Vaana Vedikkaigal Captured on my Cam

    Here are a few Deepavali Vaana Vedikkaigal (Fire Crackers @ Sky) captured on my camera this year (2018) in and around my home at Chennai. Actually there is a flyover (bypass road) that goes over a small lake. I managed to stop there for a few minutes and shoot the video with the reflection of the cracker lights on the water surface, which I have included in the below video. As promised in my earlier post, I didn’t burst a single cracker this time ๐Ÿ™‚ Destination Infinity

  • Thoughts

    I Support Time Restrictions on Deepavali Fire Crackers

    In Tamil Nadu, where I live, Court has permitted people to burst firecrackers from 6 A.M. to 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. I welcome this Judgement as it is not a blanket ban on firecrackers, but instead seeks to reduce them slowly. I encourage people to adhere to the timing.ย If possible, I request people to refrain from fireworks altogether for the reasons mentioned here – among others. Of course I am planning not to burst crackers this year – irrespective of how much its going to irk whom. I am actually proud that I have refrained from bursting polluting crackers for the major part of the last…

  • Events in Chennai

    Cycle Brand Introduces Pooja Products for TN Market

    Cycle brand, popular for Cycle Plus Agarbatti, recently introduced pooja products for the Tamil Nadu market – among others. They held a press meet event at Hyatt Regency, Chennai on Oct. 26, 2018. As they invited a few bloggers, we too went there. Right on their logo, they mention ‘Since 1948’. So this family run business has been going strong and retaining the top positions for agarbatti sales consistently across India for over three generations. Besides, they also sell their agarbattis and other products in 65 countries now. Since TN is an important market for them, they had arranged a separate press meet in Chennai. Mr. Arjun Ranga, the grandson…

  • Places to Visit

    Awesome View @ Selex Mall, Thrissur

    We went to Selex Mall while at Thrisur, Kerala to watch our first Malayalam movie in the INOX theatre inside the mall – Kayamkulam Kochunni. While there, we found this spectacular view behind the mall (it’s visible from near the McD shop on the rear) with high-rise buildings behind a small lake. Here it is. Howzz itt??? ๐Ÿ™‚ Destination Infinity

  • Thoughts

    Toothpicks as an Alternative to Mouthwash, Mouth Freshener, Chewing Gum

    While brushing our teeth regularly is an important aspect of maintaining our oral hygiene, that in itself may not be sufficient to maintain healthy teeth. While there are options like mouthwash, mouth freshener and dental chewing gums, each one has their own limitations. That’s where herbal chewing picks with flavoured oils might be useful. In fact, it’s an all-in-one product as it can combine the advantages of all the above products. One of the biggest causes for dental problems are the food particles struck up between teeth. Bacteria thrives on these areas creating dental problems, bad teeth odour, etc. Many a time we gargle water to remove some of it.…

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  • Chennai

    PVR ICON Cinemas @ VR Mall, Anna Nagar

    PVR ICON Cinemas has just opened at the 3rd floor of the VR Mall at Anna Nagar, Chennai. The VR Mall was opened only 2-3 months back, so the entire setup is new. And big. If I remember correctly, there were 10 screens in this Cinema Complex. 10 screens. I don’t think I have seen as many theatres within a single complex anywhere else in Chennai – except maybe Mayajaal. The ticket rates are on par with other theatres. We went to see ’96 (First half was OK, second half was so slow.) and the tickets were priced at Rs. 150 each, which is less than the maximum ticket prices…

  • Photos-Videos

    My New Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

    In my previous post, I told you that we went to Thrissur on a trip to buy a camera. But I realised I didn’t show you which camera we bought. So here it is – Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Bridge Camera that can shoot 4K video, do 120fps slow-mo, has 18x optical zoom, 5-axis optical stabilisation, 1-inch sensor, and most importantly 3.5mm audio jack to connect to external microphones. Here are some more reasonsย on why I bought this model – if you are interested. I like this camera very much, but it’s a used (one-year old) model. So the risk of any malfunction falls on me. I hope it will hang…

  • Photos-Videos

    Unique Selfie @ Thrisur, Kerala

    Last week I saw an ad on olx.in mentioning that someone wants to sell my favourite bridge camera. It was a one-year old model at an attractive price – so I decided to buy it. The issue was, the seller was located at Thrisur, Kerala. That issue, turned out to be an opportunity for us to make a 3-day impulse trip to Kerala. We went there at the beginning of this week because the train tickets were available only then. What started as a purchase trip became an unplanned tour. Even while there, I had work for half-a-day. But once the work was over, we just hit road and asked…

  • Thoughts

    Kerala Bangles to Match Your Kerala Saree or Chudi

    Ramya has been making quite a few innovative silk thread fashion bangles of late. One of them is Kerala-style bangles to match the Kerala-style saree or churidhar/salwar you might have in the closet, but have not been wearing much. Now you have an excuse to take it out of your wardrobe. Presenting to you the White & Golden Kerala Bangles from RR Fashion Jewellery ๐Ÿ™‚ Destination Infinity PS: Poster made by me ๐Ÿ™‚