Celebrations have found a new meaning in our lives. Social life is at its active best and connecting and communicating with friends and relatives has become easy. It is a sea change in the behavioral patterns from yesteryears when connectivity was an issue. Looking at things today, it makes us feel that life was much more serious and less fun those days. Today children are much more youthful and more magnanimous in celebrating life. It is never too late to get into the bandwagon. It is mostly a surprise visit to the friend’s home or at a common place or a restaurant to celebrate birthdays or weddings or anniversaries. Whatever be the plan of celebration, our basic item is a huge cake we so carefully select based on the occasion. Cake shops today has reinvented themselves and we now have a great variety of Birthday cakes, wedding cakes and even photo cakes in Chennai.
Bangalore, a quaint town has emerged as a leading IT hub inviting national and multinational firms and professionals from all over India. Calling Bangalore aka Bengaluru as a city with heterogeneous population from across various tradition and culture will not be a far fetched statement. Bangalore airport which was earlier associated with the Indian Air Force predominantly has now turned out to be an active hub known as Kempegowda International Airport inviting international airlines to make a halt over here. It is now possible to travel to Middle East, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and many more popular international destinations from here.
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Love to shake a leg? Want to try out dance but unsure if you are cut out for it? Now is the chance to check it out. Swingers, a well known name in western dance classes in Chennai is giving you free dance workshops at select locations and it is open for 3-60 years age group. More details here –
Mobile data has become a tool to connect and fares better than voice data. Aircel invited us for #AircelBlogUpChennai meet at the Part Hotel to give us an insight into the industry statistics and its product offerings. It was an interesting meet with Mr. Sunil Kuttam, Head – Data Devices taking us through a presentation of mobile data statistics among countries and its penetration and various causes and effects for the numbers. More importantly, we came to know about various campaigns of Aircel and the factors behind Aircel’s growth of 53% data revenue and 65% consumption. We had fun and informative contests for the group of about 25+ bloggers from the City.
One of the trips we endeavor to take and prominent in our bucket list is Zurich. We do not belong to the category with a long itinerary moving from one place to another packaging a tight schedule. We are the casual travelers interested in exploring the local environment and little known places from a traveler perspective. So it is Zurich having read, heard about it a lot from friends, magazines and websites. One of the key influence for this interest is Yatra website we connect often for our travel needs. They have such wonderful packages for Swiss and for a mountain lover with keen interest in enjoying nature at its best; it is not surprising Zurich made it to the top of the list. We have the itinerary made and should make it sometime very soon.
It’s Friday again. We are back with final episode of Director Naga’s Shanmatam series. It is going to be the continuation of the previous episodes where he talked about the abstract mind relating to various forms of Gods. Last week he has covered Vishnu, Shiva and Sakthi. If you have missed out on this episode, you can check it in MyTra – Director Naga Delves Deeper in Shanmatam
Human understanding always is based on the faith we have on the subject. In the shanmatam series, we have been seeing the origin of Hinduism which turned out to be more geographical than religion. We have also seen the different deities and their possible origins from the human perspective. Interestingly, we could even see the deities attached to regions of India. Possibly the relation of the deity to the regions will be another research subject that we have on hand.
It is Friday again. A quick recap on what has been happening with Mystic Traditions MyTra. We ran a contest in Facebook #AskNaga campaign for people interested in asking any question to the Director with such expertise and knowledge. People who have watched his Marmadesam, Rudra Veenai and Chidambara Rahasyam will vouch for it. The contest ran till April 30th 2016. The deal was questions selected by Director Naga will be answered by him personally. We had some interesting questions from the members of the Interaction forum and we are awaiting the final result from the Director. We will announce it soon.
We started the theatre section to showcase stage plays shot live for the benefit of stage play lovers all over the world. We inaugurated it with the Tamil stage play “Thodarum” by K.Vivekshankar. The subject being plagiarism, it is a nice play to watch uploaded in 6 parts. Do check out the Full Thodarum Play in MyTra.
Now to the video of the week from Director Naga exploring Ancient India and our practices. For the ones interested in getting to the exploration mode, this series on Shanmatam is a food for thought. We saw the origin of Shanmatam last week with a brief introduction to the six forms and in this video, he delves into the abstract and the human mind in his own style.
Pregnancy and motherhood spells a change in every woman’s life. Suddenly we realize our regular clothes are not comfortable, activities have to be redefined and weight watching does not work anymore. Though it is part of every woman’s life, it has its parameters and the initial phase of motherhood lasts for a year before moving onto the next level. Requirements during pregnancy are different than the ones after delivery. Though it is a temporary phase, we cannot ignore it because it lasts a significant duration and the necessities need to be replaced during the time to make it smooth sailing and convenient.
Coming from an IT background, I know what it means to work sitting in front of the system utilizing mental energy and staying put for longer hours to accomplish challenging tasks. Having seen the travel from computer languages to mobile apps development today, the journey has not been smooth though people envy us for the money we earn but then the work the job demands is no easy task and carries with it stress, strain, fatigue and the additional overload of sitting in front of the system for hours together. Moreover this is one field we can grow stale on the job if we do not keep us in tune with the latest developments and technology updates. The challenges are many and multifaceted but still it holds the interest of many youngsters aspiring to make it big in this field.
There were times when we aspired to make it to US to work for the environment the firms offered us. Today, in the times when the whole world is looking at India for its Make In India, and Startups, I was shocked and sad to note that the IT pass outs ambition lies in finding their dream job in MNCs who have made it to India to utilize the vast talent pool we have here. On a deeper contemplation, it is the environment that induces them to go for such companies. It is during this time that we received an invite to be a part of a Bloggers meet at Ramco systems to showcase Life At Ramco and their initiatives to improve employee experience and better employee engagement. We went there to see the whole perspective from the Corporate and employee angle and here is our experience.
Taste of Madras , an event by PS events with Krishna Sweets and Desi Arena is happening at YMCA grounds, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, (OMR) just opposite Maruti Suzuki Service Centre. Parking available in abundance. Here is our review of the event for those who wish to visit it tomorrow. The event is free but requires registration. We could see lot of chairs and tables to sit and eat and for those cricket lovers who do not want to miss the IPL action, there is a huge LED screen showing the match.
There are stalls for Chinese, Burmese and Thai food but we saw it was predominantly non-vegetarian but Wangs (Chinese) has both Veg and Non-veg options. We tested the Veg Momo and it was yummy at Rs. 20 each. We skipped the Burmese and Thai food stalls. Flubbers, the jelly pudding has come out with instant Oats, tea and coffee.