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Happy Birthday Vihaan - A Fairy Tale Story for You

Happy Birthday, Vihaan! Adi & I love you, lots and lots and lots.

Chechiamma (meaning me) has a fairytale to tell you. Chechiamma says many stories to Adi too:)  Someday, you can read this one yourself and tell Chechiamma if you liked it.

Once upon a time, there was a sad-looking girl. Every evening, she would go for a walk, with tears in her eyes. 

No one asked her why she always walked and cried. No one had cared or perhaps no one had time. It's a very busy world and people respond to people only on Facebook:)

So, this girl continued her routine. She saw a light from the sky and it caught her eye. A star - it shone so brightly among others as though it was meant just for her.  And so it was - they became friends and exchanged secrets.  She whispered her sadness to the star. The Secret Sadness was wrapped in a golden colored casket. The winds carried it up and the angels passed it through the pathways lit with heaven's candles and there it flew and flew and into a world where…

Movie Review: Zindagi Na Milegi Do Bara & What I LOVED about it

Friends, here is my layperson's movie review of Zindagi Na Milegi Do Bara. I loved this movie & I would watch it again if I could.

Refreshing, Colorful & Young!
Right from the film's colorful poster to its peppy music and refreshing trailors, this movie packed it all for the fun-loving Indian audience with lots of color as bright as red tomatoes and golden colored parachutes! Zoya Akhtar plays to her beliefs in friendship by telling this tale of love, friendship and the growing 'possessive' culture that epitomizes the creme-de-creme new generation.

Best Friends Getting Together with Fun
We can easily imagine a best friend getting married and supporting their special moment with happiness and fun. That's why the central characters click in our minds easily - Kabir (starring Abhay Deol) who's easy going, fun and caring about others around him; Imran, (starring Farhan Akhtar) who loves to flirt, woo and show off his down to earth attitude and his sense of hu…

Classical Music Maestro Kavalam Srikumar launches online music lessons

I had heard a lot of good things about the young Classical music singer - Kavalam Srikumar and about his highly respected, illustrious father - Padmabhushan Sri Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, an icon one hears about in hushed, respectful tones for such is his stature as a famous Theater Director and Poet. My father is a person who has tremendous respect for creative artists and musicians. Together, we used to listen to Kavalam Sri Kumar's classical music, particularly the distinctive and powerful energy vibes of his that brings to life the rendering of scriptures such as the Ramayana, Bhagawatham, Lalita Sahasranamam, devotional bhajans and much more. His voice is powerful, clear and there's a purity about it that's hard to express in words. You have to listen to his music to understand what I mean. Among my favorites, I love the way he has sung  "Radhika Jeevana."
For those who love Classical music, there's nothing better than using a golden opportunity to learn …