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Happiness is everywhere around you

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She was waiting at the office boardroom to meet the Editor of a leading daily. She was nervous. Not that she hadn't faced an interview earlier. She was happy beyond words. Having managed to clear the written test, and being called for a face-to-face interaction within a week, she knew she was just a few steps away from claiming the offer. After an hour long wait, she was finally called in by the Editor to have the 'interview.' Little did she know that her interview would be more of a conversation, if not anything else. Half an hour  through it, she was told that her application would be processed further. She still wasn't ready to believe that she was being offered the job in a while rather she assumed she would have to go through another round of interview before the final verdict came. Soon, the HR walked into the boardroom with a white paper in hand. She handed the paper to her and said this is your offer letter. She just glanced through it. She wasn't upset wit…

Conflict of a Wavering Mind

I was sitting on the chair staring at the blank word document. Not sure of what I wanted to write, I simply started scribbling whatever I could fathom. Two lines down, I realized that I have too many thoughts in my mind. And, to give shapes to those thoughts, I would have to sit down, think, re-think and then finally 'pour' them out on the document.

But, what exactly then would I write on the blank document? Wouldn't it be better to keep it white and plain, without the scribbling? Or, if I do happen to phrase the perfect sentences, the perfect similes, the perfect idioms, the perfect storyline, will those 'perfections' depict the inner battle that I am going through right now?

Right now, where I sit and write, it is quiet. Except for the ceiling fan making the intermittent noise, the shrills and laughter of the children playing down, the sound of the temple bell hinting at the evening prayer session being over, the usual honking of vehicles that just went by, the …

Event Preview: Draupadi Kuravanchi- a play by Kattaikkuttu Sangam @ Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, Chennai

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The Kattaikkuttu Young Professionals, a theatre company based out of Punjarsantankal Village near Kanchipuram Town, set up and run by Kattaikkuttu Sangam, will be performing Draupadi Kuravanchi. The event has been scheduled from March 13-16 at Narada Gana Sabha Hall, Alwarpet, Chennai. 
The event is being organised in collaboration with Shraddha (www.shraddhatheatre.com) and aims to showcase Kattaikkuttu in an urban setting and in a venue which normally chooses to host ‘classic’ art forms only. The team at Shraddha is trying to set a precedent for future performances of Kattaikkuttu in the urban sphere. They first saw Kattaikkuttu at a fundraising event and loved the energy from the young performers. They wanted to bring this unique experience to a wider urban audience in Chennai.  
Kattaikkuttu is a traditional, highly intricate and raw form of physical theatre which uses song, dialogue, music, dance, make-up, costumes, drama and ritual. Performances are high-energy, intense events t…

Event Preview: Wine Wednesday by Tasting Pleasures @ Hyatt Regency

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I like on the table,  when we’re speaking,  the light of a bottle  of intelligent wine. ~Pablo Neruda
Are you a wine connoisseur? (And, you are a woman too) Then this event is for you. Tasting Pleasures, a gastronomical tasting program, is organizing Wine Wednesday, in spirit with the International Women's Day. 
The event will include an interaction with Sommelier, Martine Isembrat and will be followed by a documentary on Sommeliers. Of course, the event will also have a tasting session where a wide variety of Indian as well as International wines will be served. 
The event is taking place at Hyatt Regency, Teynampet, Chennai on March 11, 2015 from 7 p.m. onwards.
What are you waiting for? Go grab your seats now! 
Cheers to a shining evening filled with wine and dine.

March, the month of exams- Down Memory Lane

The year, 2015 has 'march'ed into its third month. It is that time of the year again when the children go crazy memorizing the 'prescribed' chapters of each subject, slated to come in the final examination; while the parents go a level up in ensuring that they dedicate all the time in the world to their children so that they do not venture into a different territory of their own. The CBSE Class X and XII board exams have begun and I couldn't stop going down the memory lane of how those years were for me as a student. My younger brother is appearing for class X while my cousin brother is appearing for class XII examinations. If you think, I played the 'counselor' sister or plan to play that role in helping them surf through the tide of board examination, then, let me tell you, I have no such plans. 
The idea behind this post is to take you all down the lanes of the classrooms, and examination. We all have several memories etched in our hearts with respect t…

My Facebook Page is READY!

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Yes, I have finally made a page on Facebook.  Like and Share. Read and Comment.
Indelible Musings now has a Facebook Page :-) 
Going by the way social media has taken the world over, it was necessary to spread my blog's reach. I hope you continue to like, share and comment about my blog posts. 
Your likes and comments are my motivation! 
The page already has 108  Likes! :-) Yippie! 
Have  you like it yet? Click on the top FACEBOOK link! :-)

Blogger Avijit Roy's brutal murder in Dhaka shows your "personal" space is no longer "personal"

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Chennai Food Guide's 10th Anniversary Celebration- Fun, Food and a Lucky Draw Hamper!

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I know I am a bit late in updating about this event, which happened on February 28th. The 10th anniversary celebration of Chennai Food Guide took place at The Westin, Velachery, Chennai on a Saturday night. The night was as expected filled with anecdotes from the food industry, the food group, and how it has evolved over the years, the whose who of the food industry in Chennai and also those who have made a mark and done some generous work by utilising their culinary skills to their best.

The event began with a few introductory glances into the transformation of Chennai Food Guide from a social network group to a full-fledged platform where each member eats, breathes and talks only about food. The brainchild of Mohammad Ali, CFG has now taken another step towards a venture called The Food Consulate, where you will get to test, enhance, transform as well as share your culinary skills with a varied set of people. Going by the efforts that Mr Ali has put towards making CFG reach where i…

Book Review- A House in the Sky By Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

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As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. 

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives “wife lessons” from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory—every lush detail of …