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MyTra Special – Director Naga Explores Hinduism – What is in a Name?

Mystic Traditions Team has moved into the realm of History and its travels as in the case of Hinduism.   Once when we visited Poompuhar looking for idols, we were enamored with the sculpted beauties and appreciating the intricate works of the artisan in a fierce looking Durga idol, a lady next to me could not contain her curiosity. She asked me about my interest in picking up such an idol when many other pleasant looking idols were around.  True to her statement, the showroom was filled with Dancing Nataraja, beautifully etched Narayana idols, six faced Subramania swamy and innumerable forms of Ganesha . We could even spot school going Ganesha, swinging one and also many forms that we could relate to our daily life.  She picked up one of the Ganesha idols and said she is a collector of his different forms and could not even think of any other form of god.

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Director Naga Launches our Online Video Channel Mystic Traditions MyTra

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Director Naga and Writer K.Vivekshankar

We are happy to announce the launch of our new YouTube Channel Mystic Traditions MyTra  by Director Naga.  To professionals with expertise in their domain, scaling to an online channel is not easy both in terms of emotional and mental makeup and technical parameters. When we talk about Vlogging, it is another domain and the intention of it must be made clear. We chose to keep this Channel in English to reach more people and we will soon launch a Tamil version too.

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Review of Kaidi Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurant

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Chennai Focus visited Kaidi Kitchen, a vegetarian themed restaurant located in Bishop Wallers Avenue, (Opp. to Savera Hotel), Chennai.

Ambience: it is a jail themed restaurant with the waiters and the supervisors dressed like cellmates and jail wardens respectively. There are tables outside the cell ambience with a prison feel and decor. We sat in the normal tables. The restaurant has a live Mocktail bar but there wasn’t much of activity and felt uninviting and more like a shop. From the entrance to the tables, everything is carefully set so as to give a feeling of dining in a jail.

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Food Corner: Cycles Stage a Come Back in Chennai

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Chennai, of late is experiencing a boom in cycle sales. It is surprising as we are seeing a dip in the cost of petrol and in an ideal situation, it must be more of bikes and cars. Looking at the other side of it, seeing the traffic of Chennai, probably a cyclist finds it easy going to reach short destinations in lesser time. For the health and fitness, conscious people, it serves two purpose, travelling and also exercising without sparing time in the daily rigorous schedule. Chennai Focus saw many varieties of cycles in the cycle showrooms in Chennai, showing off their best with larger space and range.

Catching on the rage of themed restaurants coming up in the city,  India’s first cycling cafe, Ciclo opens in Chennai. This sounds to be a good marketing technique which will drive business think tank to look at various ways of reaching the customers.

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Review of Careful – A Novel, By Randy Anderson

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Careful – A Novel is reviewed by Champa in her teens, an avid reader with interest in reading fiction. She did the review of this book for Chennai focus as we thought it is appropriate to get a teen to write a review of a book meant for young adults. Chennai Focus thanks her for her time and opinion on this book.

Careful – A Novel is a book meant for young adults. The novel is about a 40-year-old guy, Tyler Gibbons who is compelled by his dying mother Peggy to narrate the happenings during his stay in Ambato, Ecuador. Tyler goes and stays in Ambato for a year as a part of a High School Exchange program when he was 16 years old. The secrets he has been guarding for 25 years has created a wound in him. His mother’s last wish is to heal the undying sadness within him by making him profess everything to her.

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