Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Mesmerising Aattu Kutti by Ilaiyaraaja 1977

Aattu Kutti 16 Vayathinile Tamil Song Kamal Haasan Sri Devi

16 Vayathinile (translated as At Age 16) is a 1977 Tamil movie written and directed by Bharathirajaa in his directorial debut.

The movie included a number of big and new stars namely Kamal Haasan as retarded Chappani, Sridevi as Mayil and Rajinikanth (his famous line – ithu eppendi irruku) who often with his man, the funny Goundamani. K. Bhagyaraj worked in this movie as an assistant director to Bharathirajaa. Image source: Twitter

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Mesmerising Thaalattudhe Vaanam by Ilaiyaraaja 1981

Kadal Meengal 1981 Tamil Kamal Haasan Movie Thaalattudhe Vaanam

Kadal Meengal was a 1981 Tamil movie starring Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh and Swapna. Kamal Haasan in a dual role as father & son on opposite sides with the younger Kamal Haasan bent on taking revenge. Image source: IMDB.

Unfortunately, this movie was not the highlight of Kamal Haasan in his string of blockbusters but stands out for Ilaiyaraaja’s classic songs.

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Special Projects 101: Part 3: New Car Makeover 2021 – Repairing Faulty Air Conditioner Switch

air conditioner switch rolling down window fuel consumption

According to this study and on the contrary, belief, rolling down your windows does save more fuel than rolling up and switching on the air conditioner. Personally, I roll up the windows not to save the fuel but to keep the cabin noise down for me to listen to the music when I am diving. Image source: Business Insider

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Indian Cinema 101: Tamil Movie Sad Scenes That Can Make Anyone Cry Part 2

Nagesh Kamal Haasan Nammavar Movie Tamil 1994

Kamal Haasan has always had a special and a key role for the legendary Nagesh in his movies (the other usual collaborator with Kamal is actor Delhi Ganesh) and Nagesh who had always played a comical role has proved to be a very versatile actor with different roles with Kamal Haasan. Image source: Cinema Express

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Anime 101: Crying Over Attack On Titan’s Red Swan

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I may be one of the last who managed to catch this excellent anime over NetflixAttack On Titan but watching it now has blown me away and I am waiting eagerly for the next chapters. Image source: Animamo.

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Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Ponnoviyam Kandenamma by Illaiyaraaja 1981

Kazhugu Illayaraaja Tamil Music

Kazhugu is a Tamil movie that came out in 1981 starring Rajinikanth and was directed by S. P. Muthuraman with music scored by maestro Illayaraaja. It will be 40 years since this movie first came out and yet the songs from that era are still fresh and can still engage any generation of music lovers like it was yesterday. Image source: Rajinifans

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Parenting 101: When Bored Kids Turned To Master Bakers

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(The sweet end results for the kids at home when little master chefs at home decide to use their free time at home and instead start using their baking skills) 

One of the biggest challenges that we as parents have during this pandemic and the schools closed is on keeping our kids occupied with something productive and something new so that they don’t get bored. Otherwise, they will opt for something that is not productive namely watching TV the whole day or on their phones playing games.

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Favourite Hindi Song 101: Mesmerising Bichdann by Himesh Reshammiya 2012

Hindi Sonakshi Sinha Song Movie Son of Sardaar

I am not sure why but it seems like most of my favourite Hindi songs in my playlist has Sonakshi Sinha as the lead actress (a mere coincidence?). This is from the 2012 Hindi movie, Son of Sardaar starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha. Image source: BHM Pics.

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Blogging 101: 3 Types of Bad Youtube Videos You Should NOT Watch

Youtube video streaming internet

In these social media days, hardly a day goes by when one will not be in touch with social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course, Youtube. Over the years, I have come to rely on video sites for my dose of debates, motivation talks, travels, documentaries, interviews, how-to-do tutorials, comedy, music videos, concerts, movies and other forms of entertainment. Image Source: Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash

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Genius of MSV Part 2: Alex in Wonderland’s Keep It Simple

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Continuing from Part 1 on the late Mellisai Mannar MS Viswanathan (MSV), this comedy segment by Indian stand-up comedian Alexander Babu’s Alex in Wonderland is simple amazing!

Alex truly breaks down the creativity and simplicity of MSV using the 4-beat on the bongo drums which is applicable to a number of MSV hit songs.

Note: Image source: Evam Standup Tamasha Youtube Channel

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