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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

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 )

Gardening · Herbs

Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday :)

One can find it growing in the backyards of many Tamil households. Growing up, we didn't have one in our backyard but thousands of them sprawling on the hills nearby. Our school was in a small valley surrounded by these hills and Amma was the one to notice them.Thus entered tasty Pirandai chutneys into our… Continue reading Pirandai – My gift to myself this birthday 🙂