Sylvian Patrick

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Movie Review : Vedalam – Hero Worship

There is perhaps one movie that every Tamil actor wants to remake. Baasha is the holy grail of mass masala entertainers in Tamil cinema. To be …

Movie Review : Spectre – As bad as it can get

As a Bond movie lover, I didn’t accept the change that the character went through during the Daniel Craig era. I was a skeptic but accepted it as a …

50 Tamil movies to watch before you die – 29 – Aan Paavam

The 80s was a golden period in Tamil cinema because it allowed to break the cinematic rules laid by yesteryear. Can you imagine a lean hero who just …

20 years of Thendral Vandhu Theendum Pothu

Few days back, when I was listening to the Telugu version of this song, I made a post on Facebook stating that if I need to take one song with me to …

Why cats rule the Internet?

<i>I wrote this essay as an assignment for a module in my MSc Digital Marketing course. Don’t ask me how much marks I made but I really liked writing</i> …

The Quantified Life (or the unrelenting obsession with numbers)

<b>Trigger 1:</b> I write movie reviews on my blog. Like many other movie reviewers, I end every review with number of stars that I am willing to give the …

How China’s First Emperor Pioneered Design Thinking and Revolutionized the Branding of Legacy

The questions of what makes good design, what it should aspire to be, why it’s essential to culture, and how it harmonizes with human life have long occupied modern thinkers and pundits. That’s precisely what <i>Herald Tribune</i> design critic and writer extraordinaire Alice Rawsthorn sets out to answer …

Mac at 30: Stephen Fry on Apple's genius

Stephen Fry on Apple: the brand that changed everything<p>It was thirty years ago today that Sergeant Jobs taught the band to play. Sergeant Jobs together with Privates Smith, Atkinson, Kawasaki, Crow, Espinosa and the rest of the Apple Macintosh team, not to mention all those back at Xerox’s Palo …

Scientists Just Made A Brand-New Ancient Human Mummy Leg

Preserve like an Egyptian<p>People have taken inspiration from ancient Egypt for years. There’s something about the papyrus, pyramids, and pharaohs that have an indescribable allure. Then again, it might just be that we are fascinated with mummies.<p>Most of what we know about mummies comes from the …

When 772 pitches isn't enough

<b>THESE ARE</b> Tomohiro Anraku's last moments of invisibility. Outside Japan, at least, he has been that ultra-rarity -- the unseen sensation, a real-life …

Why does South Indian food taste better when you eat it with your fingers?

I can think of three reasons.<p>First, there is a placebo effect. For the Westerner/outsider, eating with your fingers seems exotic. For (many, not all) …

Is this Child Labor too ?

Who is the darling of Indian TV commercial’s is it SRK, MSD or Salman Khan ??, I think it’s the kids. You can’t escape a television commercial …

Falling Rupee

Being humane

Endless storm brushes me past<p>never leaves me alone<p>with my hair pricking my face<p>like pine<p>Rains pound onto my body<p>making it shiver<p>my body gleams …

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Beginner's guide to staining wood

In one of the previous posts, we did look at an introduction to wood stains, the different brands available, cost and the basic application …

God, Religion & CBC | An Opinion Poll

It is always interesting to get to know viewpoints of people when it comes to opinions and thoughts about god or religion or anything related to …

ABC Challenge #22: V for Vanity

<i>This article has been published in Deccan Chronicle. Read it here.</i><p>I am not sure whether I have to blame it on the omnipresent social media, but I've …

VLC Media Player for iOS makes a comeback after two years. - 4CAST

After over two years of silence, the developers of the VLC media player are bringing the app to the iPhone and iPad today. The app will be available …

Nexus 4 Review: This is how Android should work on any device. - 4CAST

Reviewing the Nexus 4 was something interesting. Google has been improving its Nexus line-up year by year and the company has been taking the users’ …

Half Marathon 2013

Well, i’m not very much a sports person, but occasionally love playing cricket and of late fallen in love with marathon races. The first time I ran …

A Wedding Invite with the Why?s and How?s

My brother got married recently. Since the couple was based in Sweden, they wanted an invite drafted with some details being given about how a …

In the Name of Love ...

It was a cloudy afternoon; heavy winds were blowing threatening a heavy downpour. It was Meenakshi’s first day at her internship with an NGO and she …

Baking | Oatmeal Slices - Of Food, Friends and Memorable Travel Trail

“<i>Remember the tiny kiosk where we had kulhar (</i>mud pots<i>) tea near Jhulaghat, that small village we stopped by for breakfast alongside river Kali, and</i> …

Recipes | Healthy vegetarian indian curries

“<i>My extravagance is my little kitchen garden, these plants & flowers are the very first thing I look at and talk to every morning, it gives me so</i> …

A post on a comment

It's one of those days when you are randomly checking Facebook, you see a comment, not on Facebook but your blog that someone was having coffee in …