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Theater – Tamil Play Review – Gurukulam Boys 95’s Theedhum Nandrum By V P S Sriraman

30711158_10156383623068653_6126081074473526359_nKodai Nataka Vizha (Summer Drama Festival) of Kartik Fine Arts is ON in the city and it is wholesome entertainment and drama time for theater lovers. The festival is happening at Narada Gana sabha, Alwarpet from April 22nd to May 3rd. We witnessed the play by Gurukulam Original Boys 1995, Theedhum Nandrum by V.P.S.Sriraman on 1st May at 7 PM. The title is a popular adage, “Theedhum Nandrum Pirar Thara Vaaraa” –  We do not beget the good and the bad from others. In short, it conveys that everything is within us and the way we see and adapt ourselves leads us to good and bad in life. The concept of adjustment was so beautifully handled in the play that we could connect with it instantly.

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Lesson in Management -An Insight into Ancient System of Governance

We started last week video with a popular adage which we use in a matter of fact manner and its deeper meaning.  It was a great surprise to know the adage that meant ‘Do not stay in a place where there is NO TEMPLE’ was a governance whip than a religious pedagogy.  Our ancestors had a perfect well defined system in place that boasts of organized city much earlier than our capital city Chandigarh with clearly demarcated areas of living more by the functions and approach than any caste or status defined considerations.

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My Tradition Talks – Significance and Meaning of Adages

Social media has helped  in the revival of quotes, proverbs and adages. Open any one of the accounts in the morning and we see many messages carrying interesting ones. To us, it may mean just words with a simplified meaning at the onset but dig a little deeper and we get its real purpose. Many of such adages have lost in time or got misrepresented in their meaning and are being  considered out of time. But if we contemplate if we really know the purpose it is intended for, we may be in for a surprise.

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Tawa 9 Mandaveli – Affordable Vegetarian Food in Chennai

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We heard few of our friends talk about Tawa 9 in Mandaveli  and decided to check it out. Located near the State bank of India branch of Venkata Krishnan Road (Near Mandaveli Bus Stand), Tawa 9 is a decent vegetarian restaurant.  We met the owner Maitri and got to know her recommended items to try it out. We were a mixed group of South Indian and North Indian / Continental food lovers and this place had items to cater to our various needs. We were there at lunch time and we saw Tamilnadu and North Indian meals available.

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MyTra – Time Extends Memory – Back to the Roots

138261d9f9e9373401ab128eac5010b9Memorizing is one of the key techniques taught to children by parents in our days. Right from multiplication tables, Thirukkural , solutions to simple mathematical problems,  we did everything mentally without touching the paper. Many of my nights had these as my lullaby and quick responses got me a cashew nut as gift.  Every mind has its own way of absorbing things and this subtly nurtured the habit to explore the techniques that best worked for me.  Definitions, formulae, theorems, laws, poems and everything that had to be memorized never had any block as we knew the way our mind can learn and unlearn by the time we reached this stage.  Till the mobile era, phone numbers, account numbers and every aspect of things that we look up or need were memorized.  It is a constant exercise for the mind and a healthy one to memorize and recollect. Just think how we recollect a rainbow and its colors. VIBGYOR is the term and every child can relate to it immediately.

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Chennaifocus Associates with Director Naga to Launch YouTube Channel “Mystic Traditions”

Chennaifocus Associates with Director Naga to Launch YouTube Channel “Mystic Traditions”

Mystic Traditions (MyTra) is the new initiative of Chennai Focus into the domain of video logging in other words Vlogging.   This product has come into being to satisfy our constant pursuit in bringing the power of professional videos to communicate and also use it effectively to explore the nuances and mysticism behind our culture and traditions, practices, and intentions behind it. It is a culmination of Experiment, Experience and Beliefs traversing the length and breadth of Science, Architecture, Ancient Wisdom, Archaeology and the list is endless. Such an attempt needs expertise and knowledge in the subject and also in scripting and film making and who else can it be than Director Naga to spearhead this initiative and take it to places we never had been with the right understanding.  Every initiative needs a catalyst to make it happen and we are happy to announce that Playwright  and Scriptwriter K.Vivekshankar has also joined us in providing multidimensional facet to our channel to explore more areas of application as we move forward. We thank him for his efforts in being instrumental in making our tiny thought into reality by doing all the ground work and taking over the administration and operations of our New YouTube channel MyTra.

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Chennai Focus Gets a New Domain Name

Chennai Focus Gets a New Domain Name

Chennai Focus thanks its subscribers and visitors for the continued patronage. As you know, we are operating from https://chennaifocus.wordpress.com from the beginning of this Blog.

Thanks to WordPress for extending this Free Blogging service without which we could not have made it into the blogosphere.

We thought we would be happy with a custom domain name and have since changed our domain name from https://chennaifocus.wordpress.com  to http://chennaifocus.in

All our posts till date will remain accessible in the OLD URL which will automatically redirect to the new domain (Thanks again to WP) with only a minor change to the URL with which you access our site.

Best

Katie

Admin, Chennai Focus

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