English Posts

Mugamoodi (The Mask)

Mysskin, as a promising director in Kollywood, has his own style of telling stories. This time over, he has tried a different trade by moving out of the sex rackets, the abduction gangs, street fighters and all his usual stuffs. Till date, Mysskin is considered to be as an art director by who the viewers will be happy and the producers will not be. All his movies are critically acclaimed but bombarded at box offices. Nandalala was the last one to flop, miserably. And Nandalala was the only movie which Mysskin gave some pre-release promos. All his effort for Nandalala was almost in vain as it was not appreciated neither critically nor commercially.

Usual comments (a.k.a complaints) people say about Mysskin’s movies are they are too realistic, they are violent, Does these things really happen in Chennai!!? etc… May be because of this over realism, he has moved to a bit of fantacy-super human-type oriented story this time!!

Malayalam Posts

ആപ്പ്‌ റൈസല്‍ ചിന്തകള്‍ (Appraisal)

മൈക്രോസോഫ്ട്‌ വേര്‍ഡ്‌-ന്റെ ഒരു ലൈസെന്‍സിന് കരമന മീന്ച്ചന്തയില്‍ നെത്തോലിക്ക് വില പറയുന്ന പോലെ ക്ലയന്ടുമായി ലേലം വിളിക്കുന്ന സോഫ്ട്വെയര്‍ കമ്പനികളെ…

നാല് പേര് ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്ന പ്രോജെക്‌റ്റില്‍ ടീം ലീഡ്‌, ടീം മാനേജര്‍, മോഡ്യൂള്‍ ലീഡ്‌, പ്രൊജക്റ്റ്‌ ലീഡ്‌, പ്രൊജക്റ്റ്‌ മാനേജര്‍, ഡെലിവറി മാനേജര്‍, എച്ചാര്‍ ഇങ്ങനെ കുറെ ലീടുമാരെ ഇട്ടിട്ടു, കോസ്റ്റ്‌ കട്ടിംഗ് എന്നും പറഞ്ഞു ടിഷ്യൂ പേപ്പര്‍-ന്റെ സൈസ് കുറയ്ക്കുന്ന സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ കമ്പനികളെ…

പത്തു മാസം കൊണ്ട് പ്രൊജക്റ്റ്‌ ഡെലിവറി ചെയ്യാം എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞിട്ട്, മൂന്നാല് വര്‍ഷമായാലും, ഒരു സിസേറിയന്‍ നടത്തിപ്പോലും ഡെലിവറി ചെയ്യാന്‍ പറ്റാത്ത പോലെ പ്രൊജെക്ടിനെ ബലാല്‍സംഗം ചെയ്യും സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയര്‍ കമ്പനികളെ…

ചോരയും നീരും ഉള്ള, കഴുത്തില്‍ ഐഡി കാര്‍ഡിട്ട, നിങ്ങളുടെ ഭാഷയില്‍ പറഞ്ഞാല്‍, ഒരു റിസോഴ്സ് എഴുതുന്നത്…

English Posts

Neither male chauvinist nor a feminist

I saw the movie 22 Female Kottayam here at Satyam Cinemas (Seasons), Chennai last night. Despite a Sunday night, the house was full.  There are lot more and expert movie reviews already out on the net about this film. But I think it would be good to write on my own words about my experience with the movie.

English Posts SriLanka

Yet Another Lankan Turmoil – Loose thoughts

It was early 2010 when Channel 4 came out with an explosive documentary which unveiled the cruelties Srilankan Army were doing to the Eelam people in Srilanka. Literally, millions of people were in exile in there own land. Thousands and more were killed just for the reason that they speak a specific language. Srilankan government forgot that, they were killing those people who built that country from nothing. This is unacceptable.

English Posts

Is it a “Want” or a “Need”?


The next burning issue in the southern “Jambu Dweep” is none other than the Koodankulam Atomic Power Plant.

As always, repeating that I am not a scientist. But an ardent consumer of electrical energy where ever I live.


മിന്നുന്നതെല്ലാം പൊന്നല്ല

[അറിഞ്ഞില്ല പൊന്നെ ആരുമോട്ടു പറഞ്ഞുമില്ല! ഇത് 100-ആമത്തെ പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ആണേ!!]

മിന്നുന്നതെല്ലാം പൊന്നല്ല. ഷാന്റിലിയര്‍ ആകാം!!

മദ്രാസ്‌, ടി നഗറിലെ ഒരു മലയാളി ഹോട്ടല്‍ ആയ സീ ഷെല്‍ സില്‍ കണ്ടത്‌…

all that glitters is not gold

ഫ്ലിക്കറില്‍ വലിയ സൈസ് കാണാം. ക്ലിക്കിയാല്‍ മതി! 🙂

English Posts

Kerala meets Chennai!

I am a foodie! I love eating, eating and eating. For the same reason, I will try any new hotel/restaurant opened in Chennai. Since the day 1 I reached chennai, I was searching for a place where I get kerala cuisine.
Atlast, I found a place where I get some good food in chennai in reasonable price range. It was last month end, when I was running around for paying my broadband bill, I found a restaurant in Bazulla Road, T Nagar, named Palakkaran (pronounced paa-laa-kkaa-run).  


To my surprise, this is also a mock of Kumarakom chain of restaurants. I mean it because the ambience they try to create here resembles somewhat that for Kumarakom, Velacheri. Here also, they have karaoke tracks sung by their bearers. But for meals and all, I feel this is much reasonable compared to other hotels in and around T Nagar. As most of the Andhra (Narmada), Malaysian(Pelita Nasi Kandar) and Tamil (Saravana bhavan, deluxe etc) are charging 50+ INR for their meals, these guys provide better food in the same price (INR 50). The main metrics I look for is cleanliness, and they pass it. Second one is, if I ask for a vegetarian dish I need it as vegetarian as itself. Trying the restaurant several times, I have found that they take utmost care for the same. Keeping the fact that, all other hotels have gave me non-veg food mixed in my food and I had to complain about it.
These qualities on Paalaakkaaran will help them to go ahead their way! For this Onam, they were providing Kerala style “SADYA”. I am not sure of the price of that. But I had it and was good one!
One can try this restaurant… I guarantee…
Note: I dont receive any kind of incentives/discounts/commission for putting this write up here!! 🙂
Kudos and have a nice “EAT” this Onam…
English Posts

Madras Mail hauls for the first time

Dear readers,

I am Santhosh Janardhanan, a humble resident of the great city of Chennai (Rather I’ld call it Madras). This is my first ever English blog.

I would like to share my views on the place I am living now. Ofcourse, there will be some comparisons also, to the places I lived before or I hail from.

You can see photographs and articles taken on Madras here. From Ennore to Tambaram, from Tiruvallur to Mahabalipuram and all that I see, all that I hear, and all that I want to say about Madras.

In a nut shell, I wanna say-
“Madras Rockz”