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Jan 01 2017

Happy New Year!

Published by under Misc,Tamil Cinema

The end of a year is traditionally the time for some introspection. So let me start with that as we say goodbye to 2016… While I haven’t done an actual count, I’m pretty sure that 2016 will be the year in which I wrote the least number of reviews since I started penning reviews in 1999. […]

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Aug 22 2016

The Olympics

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For the last couple of weeks, the Olympics have been a daily staple of my TV watching. With all the NBC channels showing some portion of the games at different times, there was always some sport going on on one of the channels, whenever I switched on the TV. And I quickly realized that it didn’t […]

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May 19 2016

JJ Is Back

Published by under Misc,Politics

After a suspense filled election, JJ is back in the CM’s seat with a rather convincing victory. I always thought the DMK would win the election for a simple reason – the anti-incumbency factor. Yes, there were a few other things. There were rumors about JJ’s failing health. There were grumblings about JJ’s rule, seen […]

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Jan 24 2016

Happy New Year

Published by under Family,Misc

I guess I could add a ‘belated’ to the title of the post but considering we are still in January, the greeting doesn’t seem too delayed. I’m planning – or rather, hoping? – to start writing again after that rather long break. The break itself was unplanned and even after I accepted it as a […]

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Dec 01 2015

Chennai Rains

Published by under Family,Misc

Maybe its the cumulative effect of all the rain Chennai has been having since the last couple of weeks but it looks like yesterday’s rain is turning out to be the worst yet. My FB and twitter timelines are filled with scary photos that reveal the extent of the damage the rain has done. Cars […]

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Jan 04 2015


Published by under Misc,Tamil Cinema

This first started off as a comment to the previous post but considering the emotions behind it and its eventual length, I felt that it deserved to be a separate post by itself. First and foremost, a huge thanks to everyone who commented on the previous post. I typically try to respond individually to all […]

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Dec 30 2014

The End

Published by under Misc,Review,Tamil Cinema

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After 15 years (I believe the first review I wrote was for 1999’s Veeram Velanja Mannu) and close to 1100 reviews, I’m finally stopping writing movie reviews. I know the timing seems appropriate given that we are so close to the end of […]

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Jan 01 2012

Happy New Year!

Published by under Family,Misc

Its that day of the year again, when we wonder where the previous year actually went and resolve that we would do something to make the year we have just stepped into better than the ones that have passed. So wish you all a wonderful 2012 filled with good health, happiness, prosperity and ofcourse, good […]

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Aug 18 2011

Another Year

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When I got my own website 2 years ago(2 years and 1 day to be exact), I mentioned that I’d noticed three reasons – marriage, fatherhood and owning a website – behind active bloggers becoming irregular and since I had already crossed the first two events, I hoped that having my own website wouldn’t jinx […]

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May 26 2011

Super Mario Galaxy 2

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When I wrote about a dip in my blogging frequency due to the World Cup and the impending TN elections back in March, I also mentioned two distractions closer to home. The first of those was the new camera, the EOS 60D. The second was the Wii game Super Mario Galaxy 2. I definitely wouldn’t […]

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