Swami Vivekananda’s quotes

Today is Swami Vivekananda's birthday and is celebrated as National Youth Day in India. His philosophy and the ideals for which he lived and worked are a great source of inspiration for today's Youth. One can see that his thoughts and teachings are timeless ; not confined to a particular era. Here are some of… Continue reading Swami Vivekananda’s quotes

General · Lyrics & Translations · Musings

Kaathalae Kaathalae – ’96 Lyrics & English translation கொஞ்சும் பூரணமே வா, நீ கொஞ்சும் ஏழிசையே  (konjum pooranamae vaa, nee konjum ezhisayae) பஞ்ச வர்ண பூதம், நெஞ்சம் நிறையுதே  ( panja varna bootham, nenjam nirayuthae ) My sweet all enveloping love, come closer ; for you pamper me like a beautiful harmony The colorful spirit of the five elements,  my heart fills up with   காண்பதெல்லாம் காதலடி!  ( kaanpathellaam… Continue reading Kaathalae Kaathalae – ’96 Lyrics & English translation

art · diy · Drawing · General · home decor


  Painting ( more of sketching/drawing I guess ) is not a serious hobby of mine, but I dabble in it at times. I and the Mr. had to live 2200 miles apart for almost a year due to work. And, we would wait 5 long days to meet each other over the weekends. I'm… Continue reading Ganesha

Gardening · General · Veggies

How to grow Bottle gourd ( Lauki ,Sorakkai, Opo Squash )

My plant setup for interested folks : Two pots - one plant each; I have used 2.5G buckets. Organic soil mixed with compost, fish fertilizer, soil from older pot which had beans (read 'Nitrogen') Choose an appropriate variety. I chose the smaller one as I'm using smaller pots ( "Dhol" variety ) and don't have… Continue reading How to grow Bottle gourd ( Lauki ,Sorakkai, Opo Squash )


Earth Day 2018

Another year, another day.. Sigh! When will we realize that every day needs to be our Earth's day. I say this and yet I write about it only on this day ( hypocrite 😛 ). But I am mindful of what I do , for the most part🙄 There's a lot of interest in people… Continue reading Earth Day 2018