Mission 2020: Revive the Dying Art of Penmanship 0 (0)


One with the skill of a good penmanship, it is said that Year 8 student Prakriti Malla in Nepal has the most beautiful handwriting in the world. Image source: www.studyinternational.com

Some people’s penmanship skills are truly amazing and fine – it defines art at one’s finger tips and beautiful structure of information at the same time. In case, you are not sure about the meaning of penmanship, Merriam-Webster defines it as the art or practice of writing with the pen or quality or style of handwriting

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Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts 0 (0)

old songs

(No matter where you are right now, no matter how old you are, I am sure you always have your favorite old songs by these dynamic duo that you don’t mind humming the whole day long. Image source: Silverscreen India)

Despite “starting off” with the music of Illayaraja and later discovering the new age music of A R Rahman and then Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris and all the new music directors, I always had soft spot for the music from the 1960s and 1970s in particular songs composed by MS Viswanathan – Ramamoorthy (MSV) and penned by the great poet Kannadasan (I also liked songs composed by KV Mahadevan and AM Raja).

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Kamal’s Ponmaanai Theduthey Classic 0 (0)


(The many faces of the great man in multiple roles all these years and he still making headlines even now. Image source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com)

In terms of acting, after the great Sivaji Ganesan, we were lucky to have Kamal Haasan taking up the lead when it comes to powerful acting. And over the years, he has not let us down with powerful storyline and acting (still remember this?).

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Nice But Short-Sighted? 0 (0)

It’s good to be back…but I catch cold once arrived, sigh

(My usual lunch when I was away – the portion was big and it was good but seriously the noodles back in Malaysia is still the best – plenty of “ajinamoto” and much cheaper too. Photos & videos captured on Nokia N8)

And immediately after my return to home, I have been busy with…eating.… Click to read the rest

On mission 0 (0)

Update: Thanks to FW, I might have cracked the mystery – the bright green bird is a Nicobar Pigeon – click here for details.

I have been tasked with a crucial assignment by my son.

I downloaded this wall paper from here


It is a picture of a bird on a branch facing the back (the narration on the website states “Unknown bird sitting on a branch at the Bronx Zoo in the Bronx, New York”).… Click to read the rest

Project: Art (why) 0 (0)

(This is my target but if I could do almost similar, that is good enough. Image source: http://tutinonka.wordpress.com)

There is a vacant wall in my living room that is begging to be covered with a large beautiful painting.

It makes sense too – the rest of the walls have something on – wood carvings from Africa, cheap paintings from hypermarkets, large mirror sold by some Banglas, my son’s finger prints and other paintings.… Click to read the rest

Project: Art 0 (0)

(Image source: http://www.utrechtart.com)

More details to come…but as at now, on my table, I have a large art block, brand new box of water colour and 6 brushes. Meantime, my son is still having high fever – taking him to see the doctor shortly.

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