Gautam Vasudev Menon and Relationships- An analysis of Vinnaithandi Varuvaya
Gautam Vasudev Menon and Relationships- An analysis of Vinnaithandi Varuvaya
Gautam Vasudev Menon and Relationships- An analysis of Vinnaithandi Varuvaya

Take any relationship- be it between a parent and one's kids, that with one's friends, or colleagues etc., Any contact between two humans has got lot of intricacies and nuances. But nothing can beat the complexity more than a relationship that blossoms between a man and a woman who intends to share their life with each other.

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Review of the Tamil movie Nitham Oru Vanam by Ra Karthik
Review of the Tamil movie Nitham Oru Vanam by Ra Karthik
Review of the Tamil movie Nitham Oru Vanam by Ra Karthik

The movie's storyline is very straight forward: How travel can change one's outlook about life. Of late, in Kollywood cinema, this pattern can be seen where there is a depressed person(men, mostly) who would climb on their Royal Enfield bike and then set off to the Himalayan mountains; when they return, they become a refined soul. So, is this movie any different from the stereotypical portrayal?! Ah, you can't get to the verdict right in the first paragraph :D

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Book Review of Row, Row, Row your Boat - 50 Simple Little Things to Navigate the Modern Indian Marriage by Sophia Philips and Roopak Nedumpilly
Book Review of Row, Row, Row your Boat - 50 Simple Little Things to Navigate the Modern Indian Marriage by Sophia Philips and Roopak Nedumpilly
Book Review of Row, Row, Row your Boat - 50 Simple Little Things to Navigate the Modern Indian Marriage by Sophia Philips and Roopak Nedumpilly

It's a common saying which goes like 'Marriages are made in Heaven'; but we all know that the couple should still lead their lives on (beautiful yet complicated) Earth!! All of us want and yearn for a happy, peaceful, fun filled and satisfying married life and a partner who would support, defend, and handhold us in this journey. But very rarely do we come across couples who have achieved this stature. This book 'Row, Row, Row your Boat' is a book written by couple therapists, Sophia and Roopak(a couple themselves!!), who turned around their married life which was on the verge of collapse with therapy's help. This is a short but insightful read on little things that couples could do 'together' to reach their vision of becoming a made-for-each-other couple, which apparently was their original vow when they got married but may have fizzled out as years passed by. 

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Book Review of The Moral Compass: Finding Balance and Purpose in an Imperfect World by Hardayal Singh
Book Review of The Moral Compass: Finding Balance and Purpose in an Imperfect World by Hardayal Singh
Book Review of The Moral Compass: Finding Balance and Purpose in an Imperfect World by Hardayal Singh

Let's assume this situation. You are working in a reputed organization and your appraisal is underway. You have high hopes of getting a sizeable increment with a promotion to a leadership role. All of a sudden, your manager invites you into his room and asks you to poach some information to a competitor firm for some illegal commission. Would you be okay doing this so that your appraisal sails through, which will also keep you in your manager's good books or would you back off as you would be hurting the organization for illegal short term again. This is just an example of one of plethora of daily dilemmas that life throws at you with varying complexities. This book by Hardayal Singh, a civil service Officer, attempts to highlight through fictional and real stories of common men, that choosing and walking along the righteous path with an unwavering mind is possible but acknowledges that it is extremely difficult. 

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Movie Review of Thiruchitrambalam directed by Mithran R. Jawahar
Movie Review of Thiruchitrambalam directed by Mithran R. Jawahar
Movie Review of Thiruchitrambalam directed by Mithran R. Jawahar

A food delivery boy finds his true love. Yes, this is the story line of the movie ‘Thiruchitrambalam’ directed by Mithran R Jawahar. This is a cliched genre, we all know that. But what Mithran does differently here is to line up a stellar cast namely Dhanush, Nithya Menon, Prakash Raj and Bharathiraja who ensures that the audience doesn’t experience a dull moment in the movie. 

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Book Review of Think like a monk: The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now by Jay Shetty
Book Review of Think like a monk:  The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now by Jay Shetty
Book Review of Think like a monk:  The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now by Jay Shetty

What is the ultimate goal of one's life, beyond earning resources to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter? I have pondered over this many a times but couldn't come up with any concrete answer. Having heard Jay Shetty speak in his Youtube Channel, I had developed high regards for his practical solution in dealing with life's day to day problems. So when I came across this interesting title with the tagline 'The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now', I picked this book with eagerness that it will bring me closer to the answer that has been eluding me for long. And after having read and re-read this book, I would say that this book lived upto my expectations.

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Review of the movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (Tamil) by R Madhavan
Review of the movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (Tamil) by R Madhavan
Review of the movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (Tamil) by R Madhavan

Rocketry:The Nambi Effect is a biopic that portrays the life of Dr. Nambi Narayanan, a research scientist at ISRO and how he navigates the controversial case alleging his involvement in treachery and how he eventually gets acquitted by the Supreme Court. More importantly, it highlights the huge loss that India had to undergo commercially and technologically because of this unscrupulous and baseless charge levied against Dr Nambi who was then spearheading the initiative to introduce Cryogenic technology and was on a mission to turn India into a space superpower.

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Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj
Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj
Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj

Love can change someone’s life for better or for worse. This movie demonstrates that this is true not only in case where two humans are involved but also in cases where a human and an animal bond together. Starring Rakshit Shetty and the dog as the lead artists, the movie 777 Charlie unfolds how the world of an introvert protagonist, who leads a quiet and mundane life, turns around with the entry of Charlie, the dog.

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