2021

Life no doubt moves on in a hectic phase in the modern world with technology and gadgets holding us to ransom in some way or the other. Being hooked up to considerable screen time is the new normal in our lives these days, something that we are very much used to on a daily basis. The more we are tied up to these gadgets, the more we cry to run away from it, having taken on ourselves all the negative impact that it brings to us in a platter called…

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“Once upon a time”….. This phrase must certainly evoke a very positive feeling of elation and excitement among the minds of those who were treated to a spontaneous narrative of stories that were told to them by the elders in the family in the past….

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If you want to get inspired in life to have an aspiration, then your search must possibly and positively end up with reading. Yes! A little spark is all that is required to get inspired, something that could transform your whole life much beyond your expectations. It can very much happen from the habit of reading books. History is flooded with empowering examples of how this magic…

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2020

We are in the midst of a huge pandemic that has taken away the normalcy from us in terms of our regular routine and life activities being completely stalled. We are confined to the precincts of our homes and having adjusted ourselves to a new life circumstance which is starkly opposite to what we…

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The synchronized movements of classical dance performed to professional precision and perfection are always a mesmerizing treat for the eyes and soothing to the soul.

The experience is all the more divine when performed by artists who are differently abled. It is a blessing to be gifted…

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2019

Stepping out of my house and driving through the countryside for some fresh air was certainly an experience that I would cling on to for a long time. My intention to go out to the country side, not very far off from where I live was to take a refreshing break from mundane activities that I was stuck with. The hectic life with pulls and pushes are enough to burn out the calmness within, moreover when we need …

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The feel of living so close to footprints deep into history engulfs you as you travel just out of Madurai on the Rameshwaram Highway. Even before the feel fresh air hitting your face could go away from you, you will land exactly at Keeladi- The Archaeological Excavation Site which has sprang open a new dimension into the cultural heritage of Tamil. The site just 12 kilometres…

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2018

The harvest festival of Pongal is always a time to celebrate all across Tamil Nadu wherein the festivities attached to the glorious occasion transcends religion, caste and creed. Everyone will be in a joyous mood to pay their thanksgiving to the farmers; the bulls and reserve a day to meet with close ones. The city will practically be closed for three days – a sort of…

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2017

When I received a message request from my friend RJ Ramana of Mirchi FM Radio Channel in Madurai to participate in the Happy Street Program in Madurai on 14th May 2017, I never imagined that it would really be a day of unwinding from the hectic professional life….

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Chitirai Festival is an all encompassing event that brings good cheer to the people wherever it is celebrated coinciding with the full moon day. One could ask why is it all the more special in Madurai, which is also known as the Temple City in Tamil Nadu?

Madurai with the iconic and legendary Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple is probably the all happening place….

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2016

The new era of television programming in Tamil Nadu has inadvertently taken upon itself the process of conducting family counselling just like an entertainment item,with an attitude of “I am the Healer”, which is nothing but a sheer mockery. This cheap practice of playing with the emotions of people through the talk shows, wherein the host is projected as a moral counsellor for family issues is not a very welcome step considering the larger welfare of….

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Deepavali – The festival of lights not only just brings happiness and joy to the people in the society, but there is a whole lot of other deeper significance attached to it which is very fascinating to know. The air of expectancy for any festival in India starts from the shopping spree that people resort to, as the festival fast approaches. Many times the shopping spree is the only aspect that people do really enjoy, more than the actual day of….

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The solemnity of observing the ‘All Souls Day’ is always a very important day of thanksgiving blended with a fond and warm sense of remembrance to the departed soul. The visit to the grave yard is not merely rhetoric, but most often something which turns out to be a soul searching moment of personal grief.

The grave yard no doubt wears a festive atmosphere, with the yearly cleaning of….

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The moment I landed up with my camera at the flower market near mattuthavani bus stand in Madurai, I was expecting to take shots of various kinds of flowers for my collection. Frankly I did not realize that there would be a fantastic opportunity to get to know about some interesting persons who sell flowers.

Roses, Marigold, Jasmine, Lilly and many more flowers were all stacked up, yet something that caught my attention….

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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to scrap its plan to establish a on- site museum at Keeladi Village in Sivagangai District, where its team have excavated numerous items and materials that has deep historical evidence of the Sangam period is a rude shock to the citizens of the region, particularly to the historically significant city of Madurai….

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Madurai is an historical town that has many traditions and heritage connected to the social fabric of the region. Every aspect of the social life has a cultural significance which can easily catch up with persons who happens to visit the city. The imposing towers of Meenaksi Temple with all its splendour are a sparkling edifice that will capture the attention of people.

The city is ever bustling with festivals and ceremonies that are devotional, cultural….

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In a democratic society, tolerance is a fundamental right for happiness to exist.  Even if we get to the point that we feel we need to say something then we must learn to say whatever is on our minds with a certain amount of beauty, poise and love.

A society that is tolerant of each other will grow and prosper with a feeling of togetherness….

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This world is all about ordinary persons accomplishing extraordinary tasks to ‘make a difference’ in the society that they live in. Most often when they dare to be different, they succeed with supreme confidence.
The step forward to be counted to MAD is to take the initiative with steadfast commitment to ‘Personal Development’ with enrichment so that they can contribute to the empowerment of….

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