Why am I here? 

I’ve been writing and rewriting this post so many times without anything coming close to reflect me and why I am coming back to blogging after a complete absence of six months..

What is the pull that drags me back to writing?

It is the comfort of mother’s lap..
It is the pride of creating..
It is the addiction to achievement..
It is the happiness gained by sharing happiness..
It is knowing some unknown face is brightening up with a smile while reading my writing..
It is the boost to my narcissism..
It is the motivation I gain while looking back at my past posts..

So here I’m.. once again..

Let our smile brighten up our face and the world..

Keep smiling.. 🙂

Time to boast!!!!!

Phew!!!!!!!!!!

What a tremendous year it had been!

And once again another challenge is completed and it is not another mere challenge!

A post a day for every single day for the past year!!!

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And yes I have completed it and its time for me to boast now..

For I am going to take that much needed break from the next year and who knows.. The next year’s resolution might be to not even post for any day.. 😛 😛 😛
Ah.. You are not getting off my ramblings that easily.. But you all are definitely getting a breather more than you desire.. 😉 (See I am not spammer for all years 😛 )

Now I am going to disclose a secret! Strictly for your eyes only!! 😛 😛 😛

I promised to post everyday and I did make it till Oct 15 without much of an issue. And the posts started to gradually decline to almost only one post per week. But here I am catching up on so much of the old stuff all the old stuff and posting some back dated posts! The link for those posts are available at the end of this post! (Feel free to skip reading through the big list)

Now it’s time to draw the curtain to 2016 as well as all the negativity that has creeped into the lives. As the day dawns tomorrow, let there be light, humor, laughter, happiness and every beautiful thing along with an unending supply of smile for you to cherish and to spread for the world to become a better place.

Keep smiling and spread the cheer forever!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

~Aadhira~

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I surrender unto you!

Movie: Bharathi
Poet: Subramanya bharathi
Singer: Bombay Jayashree
Music : Ilayaraaja
Song Sequence: (1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(1)-(3)-(1)-(4)-(1)-(5)-(1)-(1)-(2)-(1)-(1)

(1)நின்னைச் சரணடைந்தேன்
கண்ணம்மா
நின்னைச் சரணடைந்தேன்

ninnai charanadaindhen,
kannamma,
ninnai charanadaindhen,

I surrender unto you,
oh beloved (the ultimate truth),
I surrender unto you,

(2)பொன்னை உயர்வைப் புகழை விரும்பிடும்
பொன்னை உயர்வைப் புகழை விரும்பிடும்
என்னைக் கவலைகள் தின்னத் தகாதென்று

ponnai, uyarvai, pugalai virumbidum,
ponnai, uyarvai, pugalai virumbidum,
ennai kavalaigal thinna thagadhendru,

I (human) desire (long) for gold (riches), status, fame,
I (human) desire (long) for gold (riches), status, fame,
let all these numerous worries (desires) not eat me up,

(3)மிடிமையும் அச்சமும் மேவி என் நெஞ்சில்
மிடிமையும் அச்சமும் மேவி என் நெஞ்சில் 
குடிமை புகுந்தன, கொன்றவை போக்கின்று

midimaiyum achamum mevi en nenjil,
midimaiyum achamum mevi en nenjil,
kudimai pugunthana, kondravai pokkindru,

cowardice and fear have spread through my heart,
cowardice and fear have spread through my heart,
these feelings have made my heart their home, In order to kill and permanently remove them from my heart,

(4)தன் செயல் எண்ணித் தவிப்பது தீர்ந்திங்கு
நின் செயல் செய்து நிறைவு பெறும் வண்ணம்

than seyal enni thavipadhu theerndhingu,
nin seyal seydhu niraivuperum vannam,

Let my quest (suffering) end here for what I deem as my tasks (leads to excessive pride/resentment due to the attachment we develop to things),
instead I will do (them as) your tasks (what you have destined for me), and attain fulfilment,

(5)துன்பம் இனி இல்லை, சோர்வில்லை, சோர்வில்லை, தோற்ப்பில்லை
நல்லது தீயது நாமறியோம், நாமறியோம், நாமறியோம்
அன்பு நெறியில் அறங்கள் வளர்த்திட, நல்லது நாட்டுக, தீமையை ஓட்டுக

thunbam ini illai, sorvillai, sorvillai, thorpillai
nalladhu theeyadhu naam ariyom, naam ariyom ,naam ariyom
anbu neriyil arangal valarthida,
nalladhu nattuga, theemaiyai ottuga

There will be no more sorrow, no more exhaustion (desperation), no more defeats,
I don’t know to differentiate the good and the bad (evil), I don’t know , I don’t know,
let morality (righteousness) grow in  me by means of love,
please ensure that the good prevails and the evil perishes

PS: Thanks to Sucheendra for the translation

Have you found your “Calling”?

The easiest thing to dish out as well as the toughest thing to receive is advice. For we do keep our hands closed tight, by holding on to the same old beliefs and imaginary feathers of our own crown.

So how do you open up that hand to receive abundance of happiness and contentment, while the closed hand hurts the one holding as well as the stuff being held?

You have to open up one finger at a time, loosen the grip and gently convince to let go of certain things, while still holding on to the thread of life and good things.

That’s how the book by Priya Kumar “The Calling”, calls out to the inner self that has become dormant in the chase of materialistic success at the cost of life itself. By unraveling the knots one at a time, and also by tying the right knots to lengthen and strengthen the beauty and miracle of life.

Life is short to learn everything by experiencing personally. Hence take time to learn from the experience of others. The book speaks of experience of one guy, who could be identified as ourselves in some aspect. But his life takes a blow, bursts through pits and blooms into a promising future. A leaf or two from his life might help in enriching the lessons of experience.

A simple narration, smooth flow, slow and strong introduction of the characters, one at a time, makes the book an easy and happy read. The flow of writing allows you to finish the book in one sitting, whereas the content of the book needs chewing for the healthy digestion and absorption of the profound thoughts, which could be life altering, when taken up at right dosage.

The tough and serious ideas are laced with humor and wrapped up in the finest of sugar coating, for the intake of ideas happen even before the realisation hits hard. The narration is vivid and brings life to the story on its own.

Though it may be argued that it’s old wine in new bottle, this new bottle is comfortable to hold and a pleasure to consume. And it also beautifully serves as a healthy dose of reminder to focus on the very purpose of life in an alluring way.

The book has a feel-good attitude and provokes your thoughts or at the very least brush away the negativity while spreading warmth and cheer. The life altering suggestions are spelt in a very practical and easy-to-follow way.

So go grab your copy of the book and find your calling and step up few more rungs in the ladder of life. Happy reading!

Framed! 

What’s in your hands?

Movie : Padayappa
Poet: Vairamuthu
Music: A.R Rahman
Song Sequence : (1)-(2)-(1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(4)-(5)-(1)-(6)-(1)-(2)
Singer: Mano

(1)ஓ  ஓ  ஓ  ஓ கிக்கு  ஏறுதே  
ஓ  ஓ  ஓ  ஓ வெட்கம்  போனதே
உள்ளுக்குள்ளே  ஞானம்  ஊருதே
உண்மை  எல்லாம்  சொல்ல  தோணுதே

ohohoho kicku yerudhe,
ohohoho vetkam ponadhe

ullukkuley nyaanam urudhe,
unmai ellaam solla thonudhe

The euphoric (intoxicated)  feeling is increasing,
I am loosing all my shame ( Due to the intoxication).

Inside me knowledge is seeping,
I feel like telling all the truth.

(2)வெறும்  கம்பங்களை  தின்னவனும்  மண்ணுக்குள்ளே
அட  தங்கபஸ்பம்  தின்னவனும்  மண்ணுக்குள்ளே
இந்த  வாழ்கை  வாழத்தான்
நாம்  பிறக்கையில்  கையில்  என்ன  கொண்டு  வந்தோம்  கொண்டு  செல்ல

verum kampangali thinnavanum mannukkulla,
ada thangapaspam thinnavanum mannukkulla

indha vaalkai vaala thaan,
naam pirakkayil kaiyil enna kondu vandhom kondu sella?

The guy who eats cakes made of  pearl millet ( Bajra) ( characterised by poor people)  finally ends up inside the soil ( Dies eventually),
The guy who eats gold dust ( characterised by rich people)  finally ends up inside the soil ( Dies eventually).

This life is just to live,
what did we bring in when we were born to take back when we leave?

(3)தங்கத்தை  பூட்டி  வைத்தாய்  
வைரத்தை  பூட்டி  வைத்தாய்
உயிரை  பூட்ட  ஏது  பூட்டு ?
குழந்தை  ஞானி  இந்த  இருவர்  தவிர  
இங்கு சுகமாய்  இருப்பவர்  யார்  காட்டு

thangaththai pooti vaithai
vairathai pooti vaithai
uyirai poota edhu pootu?

kulandhai nyaani, indha iruvarai thavira
inge sugamaai iruppavar yaar kaatu

you locked all your gold
you locked all your diamonds ( kept on amassing wealth)
which is the lock to lock your soul?

excluding sages and children ,
who else lives in harmony and bliss?

(4)ஜீவன்  இருக்குமட்டும்  
வாழ்கை  நமது  மட்டும்
இது  தான்  ஞான  சித்தர்  பாட்டு

jeevan irukkummattum
vaalkai namakkumattum
idhudhaan nyaanasithar paatu

Till you are alive,
this life is all yours,
this is what big sages told in their songs.

(5)இந்த  பூமி  சமம்  நமக்கு
நம்  தெருவுக்குள்
மத சண்டை ஜாதி சண்டை வம்பெதுக்கு

indha bhoomi samam namakku
nam theruvukkul
madasandai jaadhisandai vambedharkku?

This earth is equal to all of us,
why then in our streets
do we fights based on religion, caste?

(6)தாயை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்  
தந்தையை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்
உரிமை  உன்னிடத்தில்  இல்லை
முகத்தை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்  
நிறத்தை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்
உரிமை  உன்னிடத்தில்  இல்லை 
பிறப்பை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்  
இறப்பை  தேர்ந்தெடுக்கும்
உரிமை  உன்னிடத்தில்  இல்லை
எண்ணிப்  பார்க்கும்  வேளையிலே  
உன்  வாழ்கை  மட்டும்  
உந்தன்  கையில்  உண்டு  
அதை  நீயும் வென்று  எடு !

thaayai therndhedukkum,
thandhayai therndhedukkum,
urimai unnidathil illai,
mugathai therndhedukkum
niraththai therndhedukkum
urimai unnidathil illai
pirappai therndhedukkum
irappai therndhedukkum,
urimai unnidathil illai

enni paarkkum velaiyile,
un vaalkai mattum,
undhan kaiyil undu
adhai neeyum vendru edu

to choose your mother,
to choose your father,
you don’t have the right.
to choose your face,
to choose your color,
you don’t have the right.
to choose where/how/as what you will be born,
to choose where/how you will die,
you don’t have the right.

if you think about it,
only your life ,
is in your hands,
so focus on winning (in) your life.

The video of the song is available here!

A Musical Convo!

Movie: Parthiban kanavu
Lyricist: Kabilan
Singers: Harini, Srikanth
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Song sequence: (2)-(2)-(3)-(2)-(4)-(5)-(6)-(7)-(3)-(12)-(3)-(2)-(1)

(1) என்ன தவம் செய்தனை யசோதா?
 எங்கும் நிறை பரப்பிரம்மம், அம்மா என்றழைக்க
 என்ன தவம் செய்தனை யசோதா?

enna thavam seydhanai yasoadhaa?
enggum niRai parappirammam, ammaa endRazhaikka
enna thavam seydhanai yasoadhaa?

What penance did you do Yasodha?
For the omnipresent God to call you mother,
What penance did you do Yasodha?

(2) ஆலங்குயில் கூவும் ரயில் ஆரிராரோ ஏலேலேலோ,
 யாவும் இசை ஆகுமடா கண்ணா!
 (3) ஆலாபனை நான் பாடிட அரங்கேரிடும் காதல் இசை கண்ணா!

aalangguyil koovum rayil aariraaroa aelaelaeloa,
yaavum isai aagumadaa kaNNaa!
aalaabanai naan paadida aranggaeridum kaadhal isai kaNNaa!

The peepal tree dwelling cuckoo’s (chirping), the cooing of the train,
Aariraaroo (lullaby), Yelelelo (folk music),
All of it are music, Oh Kanna (as term of endearment)
In my song of the musical notes*,
The music of love sets stage, Oh Kanna!

(4) செல்ஃபோன்
 இசைக்குயில் நம்மை அழைத்திடும் போது,
 தொலைவிலும் வாழ்ந்தாலும் தொடுவோம் நாமே.

cellphone
isaikkuyil nammai azhaithidum poadhu,
tholaivilum vaazhndhdhaalum thoduvoam naamae.

Cellphone:
When the nightingale (ringtone) calls us,
We are close, despite the distance.

(5) சிகரெட்:
 விரல்களின் இடையே ஒரு விரல் போல,
 சில நொடி வாழ்கின்ற ஆறாம் விரல்.

chigaret:
viralkaLin idaiyae oru viral poala,
sila nodi vaazhkindRa aaRaam viral.

Cigarette :
Like a finger in between fingers,
This lives as sixth finger for few seconds

(6) ஓகே… அ… ஆ… வெட்கம்:
 இது பெண்மை பேசிடும் முதல் ஆசை வார்த்தைதான்.

oagae… a… aa… vetkam:
idhu peNmai paesidum mudhal aasai vaarthaidhaan.

Shyness:
This is the first word said lovingly by femininity

(7) மீசை:
 இது எனக்கு மட்டும் சொந்தமாகும் கூந்தல் குழந்தைதான்.

meesai:
idhu enakku mattum sondhdhamaagum koondhdhal kuzhandhdhaidhaan.

Moustache
This is the hairy child, which belongs only to me..

(8)திருக்குறள்:
 இருவரிக் கவிதை ஒரு பொருள் தருமே,
 இருவரும் இது போல இருந்தால் சுகம்.

thirukkuRaL:
iruvarik kavidhai oru poruL tharumae,
iruvarum idhu poala irundhdhaal sugam.

Thirukkural:
The two lines of a couplet gives one meaning,
If we both live like that, life would be pleasant.

(9) நிலா:
 இரவினில் குளிக்கும் தேவதை இவளோ,
 வளர்ந்தே தேய்கின்ற வெள்ளை நிழல்.

nilaa:
iravinil kuLikkum thaevadhai ivaLoa,
vaLarndhdhae thaeykindRa veLLai nizhal.

Moon:
Is she the fairy that bathes at night?
She is the white shadow that grows and fades

(10) சரி, கண்ணாடி
 இதில் என்னைப் பார்க்கிறேன், அது உன்னைக் காட்டுதே!

sari, kaNNaadi
idhil ennaip paarkkiRaen, adhu unnaik kaattudhae!

Fine, Mirror
When I look into it, it shows you!

(11) காதல்
 நம் நான்-கு கண்ணில் தோன்றுகின்ற ஒற்றைக் கனவடா!

kaadhal
nam naan-ku kaNNil thoandRugindRa otRaik kanavadaa!

Hmm.. Love
It is the single dream dreamt in our four eyes

(12) வாவ், பியூட்டிஃபுல்

Wow! Beautiful!