Shakuntala Devi was one of the well known mathematicians, and, a movie about her with Vidya Balan starring as the protagonist was intriguing. Fortunately, the film Shakuntala Devi (2020), that was released on Amazon Prime Video was interesting and enjoyable. The film is a must watch just for Vidya Balan! The film is based on a book written by Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji, and focuses on the tough childhood she had due to constantly travelling with her mother in her world tours and growing up without access to her father. I liked the way the story gets unraveled with the…

From his fine performance in the Forrest Gump (1994) to last year’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Tom Hanks impresses me in every film due to his versatility and by being faithful to the given character. His latest…

In the Aisles (2018) is a German film (In den Gängen) that’s about the life of three people working in a large supermarket’s night shift. There are few films that literally transport you to the place where the story is…

Today TiE Chennai had organized a webinar on “Digital Marketing Playbooks for Early Stage Startups” by Vedanarayanan Vedantham (SME Business Head at Razorpay), who I am happy to say is my cousin-brother. The topic he covered was a very relevant one for all the startups out there. Below are from the notes (in no specific order) I took during the talk: The benefits of Digital Marketing: Push or Pull marketing: Let us see a story, assume you are working in a restaurant and your boss has tasked you with eliminating flies in the place. You can do it in two…

Let Her Cry is a Sri Lankan Sinhala adult drama directed by Asoka Handagama. FFSI Online Film Festival has made the film available for free streaming from Vimeo. The story is a familiar one, but the narration has been an engaging one. There are only four main characters in the film with the story revolving around them. The story is about a deep romantic desire (infatuation?), a young lady student is having on her elderly professor. The professor, in his 60s, is well-respected, is happily married with two children – a boy studying for his graduation in America, and a…

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நண்பர் திரு கோபு அவர்களின் பரிந்துரையில் எழுத்தாளர் திரு புதுமைப்பித்தன் அவர்கள் 1943இல் எழுதிய “கடவுளும் கந்தசாமிப் பிள்ளையும்” என்ற சிறுகதையை இன்று படித்தேன். சுமார் 23 பக்கங்கள் இருக்கும் இந்தச் சிறுகதை இலவசமாக விக்கிப்பீடியாவில் மற்றும் வெப்-ஆர்கைவ்யில் கிடைக்கிறது (PDF ebook) . சித்த வைத்தியம் மற்றும் சித்த வைத்திய பத்திரிக்கை ஒன்றை நடத்தும்…

"நாரத ராமாயணம்" - திரு புதுமைப்பித்தன்

“நாரத ராமாயணம்” என்ற இந்நூல் 1955இல் எழுத்தாளர் திரு புதுமைப்பித்தன் அவர்களால் எழுதப்பட்டு பல ஆண்டுகளுக்கு பிறகு இப்போது (2020) அமேசான் கிண்டில் பதிப்பாக வந்திருக்கிறது. இது ஒரு பகடி நூல் என்பதை நினைவில் வைத்துப் படிக்க வேண்டும். இராமாயணம் ஒவ்வொரு பிரதேசத்திலும், மொழியிலும் பல்வேறு விதமாக சொல்லப்பட்டுள்ளது, அவற்றில் நான் படித்த சில: திரு.பழ.கருப்பையா…