As part of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival, a documentary on eminent writer of Tamil/Indian English literary world – Ashokamithran.
As I couldn’t reach on time, I missed the first part. It was a neat portrait of the writer. It is good to know that it has been completed and screened for the writer, before he died.
It has given space for other writers to criticize him, which adds value to the movie. If you want me to point out, I may recall Prapanchan, Na Muthusamy. But I regret to hear Actress Rohini’s criticism – without grasping the content of the story. Surprisingly Actor Nassar scores well! I raised my eyebrows ^^!
The dissimulating discussions after the screening, are not noteworthy, as it cares very much for the Indian society and it vowed to write against current Indian issues. As per fluid theory, if there is a low pressure, it would be filled up. if not, nothing would happen!
By the time you hear the term Ashokamithran, something may come across your mind. For me, it is his way of expressing something, in a polite but mighty language. This stylish film tries to follow him in this aspect.
Hope the film would be made available for public viewing asap!
This is a sweet blog post, which explains the cooking process of a popular Chettinad sweet dish – ‘kavuni arisi pongal’ (black rice pongal). Similar kind of sweet is called as Bubur Hitam in Indonesia/Malaysia/Singapore.
Things you need:
- Black rice (கவுனி அரிசி/kavuni rice) – 1 tumbler
- Jaggery powder (சர்க்கரை) – 3/4 of a tumbler
- Coconut scamble (தேங்காய் கால் மூடி துருவியது) – 1/4 tumbler
- Ghee – 2 spoons
- Salt – a pinch (Only to add taste. Do not add more)
- Soak black rice for 4 hours. Because black rice is so hard. So do not cook like normal rice.
- After soaking the rice, clean it. add 3 tumblers of water. Cook it in Indian rice cooker. Wait for 5 whistles. Wait until steam is released.
- Reduce the flame.
- Open the cooker. Release unnecessary water. Add jaggery powder and stir it well. Make sure the cooker content has sufficient water.
- After jaggery is mixed with rice, add ghee, coconut scramble and pinch of salt and stir it well until it comes to colloidal state.
- Switch off the stove. Serve the dish to your kids.
It would be a perfect evening time snacks or a perfect dessert for lunch.
After having a ‘blunch’ at a Kannada (Indian) restaurant in Farrer park, I wanted to go for a movie. Yes, it happens like that always when I stay alone. I washed my cloths, ironed twice. So, It is not good to waste this brisky weekend.
I wanted to for Kaala, recently released Tamil movie starring Rajini Kanth. The theater for not even half full. But ticket costs me 20 SGD. I had paid 18 SGD for Linga in the past. That was one of the mistakes I did. It was a disaster. My next choice was ‘Veere Di Wedding’. Not fully convinced with it, I got tickets Jurassic World, which was started 5 minutes. Ago.
The story line goes like this – After a fall of Jurassic world, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) wish to save the remaining dinosaurs to a safer sanctuary from a volcanoic island near Costa Rica. A group of people, want to save the species. Another group of people wanted to use them commercially. Meanwhile, these group of people met with deadly dinosaurs, which makes their job much difficult. So this movie is a war between ethics and business.
Pictures: Universal Studio
The visuals were fantastic. I didn’t regret for missing Kaala. The way the volcanic eruptions are visualized is something I have never seen. The ashes and fire being effused like shells, is something very good.
Pictures: Universal Studio
Similar to previous Jurassic movies we can see the mass dinosaurs running, howling inside the forests! Can watch!
I watched Mahalir Mattum on my way back in SQ. What a childish screenplay? The abilities of our favorite Bhanupriya, mighty Nazar have been wasted. Snehithiye, 36 vayathinile.. and now Mahalir Mattum.
Boys and girls were no more attracted to each other. Love disappeared from the face of earth. One day a girl saw the last surviving flower. She had seen a flower for the first time.
She told others that the last flower was also about to die.
The Last Flower
Author – James Thurber
Translation – Ko. Ma. Ko. Elango
Publisher – Books for Children, Jan 2016
Lot of people were dead in word war – I. Men, women and children became worse than animals. Because of lack of food and love.
when the world was destroyed, only one flower left out. who helped the flower to survive? Read the story to know this.