Saturday, 26 January 2008

Enna Kodumai Sir Idhu?

I was surprised to see this article in IndiaGlitz which said,

"After acting in the remake of a Rajinikanth’s film, Ajith is all set to act in another remake. It will be a movie that featured the legendary actor ‘Nadigar Thilagam’ Sivaji Ganesan.

Sivaji Productions is planning to remake Sivaji’s blockbuster ‘Puthiya Paravai’, for which the choice of the director is yet to be decided.

Ajith will act in Sivaji’s role, while Prabhu will play the role of the distinctive actor M.R. Radha. The selection of heroine and music director will be made soon. It is tipped that either K.S. Ravikumar or Vishnuvardhan will direct the movie."

Ajith is an actor who cannot emote and Ajith doing a remake of Pudhiya paravai would be a great insult to Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan who is considered to be the dictionary of acting by many actors including KamalHassan. Let Sivaji fans rise up to the occasion and stop this nonsense.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

World's Thinnest Laptop

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds an envelope containing the new MacBook Air during his keynote at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. The super-slim new laptop is less than an inch thick and turns on the moment it's opened. MacBook Air measures 0.16 inches (0.4cm) at its thinnest point while its maximum height of 0.76 inches (1.93cm) is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Muddugaare Yashoda

I got a new virginmedia TV and broadband connection for my new home in London today and the first thing i did was visiting and listening to some of my favourite carnatic songs. I don't think any other music site online offers the kind of variety like musicindiaonline. They have real good collection of music in different languages.

Anyway, coming to the matter, i was listening to Muddugare Yashoda(Kurunji Ragam, Eka Thalam) by Sowmya who rendered the krithi with so much of involvement that i was tempted to understand the meaning of the krithi. The lyrics have been written by Annamacharya who compares Lord Venkateshwara with precious gems in the form of Krishnavatar Leelas.

"Mother Yasoda is kissing the Bala Krishna (muDugare yasODa) and he is submerged in her kisses like in a tub of pearls (mungidi muTyamu). Like a ruby (mAnikyam) he is shining and for kamsa the demon he is strong as a diamond(Vajram). His consort Rukmini's lips are like Coral (pagadam). When he is Govarda Giridhari, he is like godeiga (a brown stone). He is wearing vaiduryam (another precious stone) in between his sanku and chakra. When he is dancing on the head of kalinga, the serpant king, he glows like pushyaraga (yellow sapphire) and when he is Lord Venkateshwara, he is like indra neelam (blue sapphire). On the whole he is like all the precious gem stones, always helping the devotees. "