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Is Evil Eye a Myth or Real? Director Naga Explores in this Episode

In one of the interactions with my neighbor the other day, she was ranting about the way her daughter-in-law was taking her 1 year grandchild to functions and parties.  I was puzzled and enquired about her discomfort in this matter. After all it is her child and she is taking her to gatherings and certainly not roaming with her in hot sun.  To my dismay, my neighbor started a long lecture about how her grandchild falls ill the very next day after being taken out to such parties.  I said probably the kid might have consumed some food which might have upset her tummy. She vehemently disagreed and said it is all due to Kann drishti ( Nazar in Hindi, Evil eye in English).  I was a bit taken back by her statement and then casually asked do you mean people like me seeing your grandchild is making her ill?  The lady nonchalantly said Yes, it happens without your knowledge and it does affect my grandchild. That is why I insist to my daughter-in-law to put in mai (kajal / kohl) in her cheeks such that the child does not look attractive.  But she never listens and also takes cute pics of the child and puts it all over social media.

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Parenting Talk : Exam Results on the Way and Communication is the Key

India is now bracing for a huge event in the forthcoming weeks – Exam Results of students who have written their 10th and +2 and down the line also entrance exam results. Over the years, education has become so competitive and has reached a stage where studies have gone beyond students to teachers, school and above all parents. Wrinkled forehead and shrunk eyebrows have become ordinary sight on these stakeholders. Nothing in calling them so because of the importance attached to this exam and its results that drives children into anxiety, depression and in worst case, suicides.  It is quite heart wrenching when we came across a student who has always been a top scorer commit suicide for scoring a little less in the final exams.

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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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Be a Part of Tamil Wikipedia, Participate in the Wikipedia Media Contest


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To increase the quality of media content related to Tamil and Tamilians and to attract non-text contributors like photographers, graphic artists, animators, map and video makers to Tamil wiki projects, the Tamil Wikipedia team is currently running a Media contest.

  • You can contribute original photos, animations, videos, graphs, maps, audio files related to Tamil and Tamils and win prizes.
  • People from all over the world can participate
  • The rules are simple and prizes are attractive (850 USD in total!)
  • Winners will also be awarded wiki certificates

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Marina Beach, Chennai

Marina beach in Chennai is good for morning walks, jog, exercise and relaxation. It a very long beach that attracts all the people who visit Chennai. The cit being very hot and humid for about 10 months of the year, poeple visit Marina beach whenever it is possible. Here is a clip uploaded in YouTube, this shows the morning at Marina beach just naturally.

 Marina Beach Video

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