Music music

I am hooked on to Unplugged and Staccato version of all songs these days and they are mind blowing. Here are some recent favorites that makes me smile instantly and eases my mind. Hope you all will enjoy it as well.

My all time favorite. I may have posted this already but look at the attitude of the girl at 38/39 second. Chance la..

Last but not least. Ashwini Koushik. Enna lady ma



Just because – Day 68/17

Today I wanted to pickup one of the post from my draft (2017 in a nutshell, 2017 in pictures, winter trip, summer trip, food recipes, Adi’s 12th birthday party and the list is growing) but just because I managed to get only 3 minutes to do the post for today I am settling with this song I was hooked on to all day long.

Working from home day means non stop shuffle of songs playing in the background

  • Meeting with LHB’s teacher went well than expected. There are some followups but not worried about it for now. We will go with the flow and focus on the tremendous progress the little boy has made.
  • Had a heavy quick lunch outside with M. We shared a kebab platter and highlight was the kashmiri tea (pink colored hot tea with crushed nuts). It was totally different and this is the first time I am tasting it!
  • Adi is making oreo choco balls with ghirardelli milk chocolate as I am typing this and I am nagging her to make me masala tea **spoiled mom alert** she hasn’t budged yet though!
  • LHB is sitting next to me glued to his own world aka idiot box! Have to distract him soon!

Rant and my latest favorites

I had this post drafted couple of days ago. It is a compilation of my latest favorite tamil songs. I want to share it but at the same time now I want to rant too. So, let me just do both. First is the rant followed by the songs.

Today is one of the hardest day. I got to put my butt down only at 10pm after running since 7:30am.  So, this is how the day unfolded.

Woke up at 7:30am, spent some time with LHB, made pancakes and scrambled egg with veggies (MTW – inspired from you) for breakfast, fed LHB, made tea, cooked quick lunch with some leftover, went to drop Adi at her class, went to gym, came back home, fed lunch to LHB and Adi, took the kids to library, marathon run to four shops to do weekly groceries, order birthday cake and fix goodie bags/snacks for LHB’s birthday party at school, came back home, took bath, read books to LHB, put him to sleep, pulled myself out of the bed reluctantly with great effort, wash two loads of laundry, sort out the things bought from store, wash/soak rice/dal for idli batter, wash/soak grains for tomorrow’s breakfast, make salad for my dinner, boil milk for curd, load dryer and finally sit down in the couch at 10pm with my salad. Tomorrow is no better. I already have a list of to-dos. Sighh!!!

And another worry is the phone. It is behaving strange since yesterday. The battery drains pretty quick and doesn’t get charged sometimes. I have to do some tricks to make it charge only to see it drain in less than an hour. I was nervous today to be on road with kids and a dead phone. What if something unexpected happens? Just the thought of it sends chills down my spine. Hope I get it fixed sooner.

If you are reading till here, thank you for listening to my rant. I am overwhelmed with this constant running. Just hope that I don’t shutdown abruptly. I cannot afford to stop. It will cost me too much that even some of life decisions may require revisit. But, I really don’t know how long will I be able to run like this. I need more strength.

Now, my top 10 favorite list from recent movies in no particular order. I am sure I would have missed few more but this is the list that came to my mind today.




Another one

I can’t get enough of the legend’s lyrics. Here is another one that I try to recollect while getting into the mode of blaming others (have helped me at least 50% of the time).

I don’t think I made a good attempt of translating his lyrics last time. So, will just mention the meaning of this lyrics, instead of  translation.

Situation: A 3 feet man sings this song after his one sided love was not accepted by the lady he loved.

It says “I was blindfolded by my greediness, why should I blame others? I decided to sell salt on a rainy day, sell flour on a windy day. I am responsible for those wrong decisions. why should I blame others?. Thank you for helping me realize it”

அந்த வானம் அழுதாத்தான்
இந்த பூமியே சிரிக்கும்
வானம் போல் சிலபேர்
சொந்த வாழ்க்கையும் இருக்கும்
உணர்ந்தேன் நான்

ஆசை வந்து என்னை ஆட்டி வைத்த பாவம்
மற்றவரை நான் ஏன் குத்தம் சொல்ல வேணும்
கொட்டும் மழை காலம் உப்பு விக்க போனேன்
காற்றடிக்கும் நேரம் மாவு விக்க போனேன்
தப்பு கணக்கை போட்டு தவித்தேன்
தங்கமே ஞான தங்கமே
பட்ட பிறகே புத்தி தெளிந்தேன்
தங்கமே ஞான தங்கமே

நலம் புரிந்தாய் எனக்கு
நன்றி உரைப்பேன் உனக்கு
நான் தான்

கண்டிருந்தேன் நான் தான் காதல் என்னும் கோட்டை
கட்டி வைத்து பார்த்தேன் அத்தனையும் ஓட்டை
உள்ளபடி யோகம் உள்ளவர்க்கு தானும்
நட்ட விதை யாவும் நல்ல மரம் ஆகும்
ஆடும் வரைக்கும் ஆடி இருப்போம்
தங்கமே ஞான தங்கமே
ஆட்டம் முடிந்தால் ஓட்டம் எடுப்போம்
தங்கமே ஞான தகமே

நலம் புரிந்தாய் எனக்கு
நன்றி உரைப்பேன் உனக்கு
நான் தான்


Vaali the legend

who continues to live for ever and ever through his countless mind blowing lyrics. Chanced upon this song today and needless to say its on loop.

A big big salute to this legendary poet.

Thanks to you Maya for the 100 happy songs series. I am listening to more songs than usual these days.

Lyrics from the song “Nalam vazha”. I have made a lame attempt to translate the lyrics.

Situation: A friend gives birthday surprise to his friend who returns home after getting the best gift (divorce papers) from her separated husband. He sings this song to console her

மனிதர்கள் சில நேரம் நிறம் மாறலாம்
மனங்களும் அவர் குணங்களும் தடம் மாறலாம்
இலக்கணம் சில நேரம் பிழையாகலாம்
எழுதிய அன்பு இலக்கியம் தவறாகலாம்

(People’s true color can change sometimes
their character might go for a toss sometimes
grammatical works from past and
classical writings might even go wrong sometimes)

விரல்களைத் தாண்டி வளர்ந்ததைக் கண்டு
நகங்களை நாமும் நறுக்குவதுண்டு
இதிலென்ன பாவம்
எதற்கிந்த சோகம் கிளியே..

(We cut nails when they outgrow
What’s wrong with this?
Why to worry about this?)

கிழக்கினில் தினம் தோன்றும் கதிரானது
மறைவதும் பின்பு உதிப்பதும் மரபானது
கடல்களில் உருவாகும் அலையானது
விழுவதும் பின்பு எழுவதும் இயல்பானது

(Sun rises in the east and sets every day
Sea waves raise and fall naturally)

நிலவினை நம்பி இரவுகள் இல்லை
விளக்குகள் காட்டும் வெளிச்சத்தின் எல்லை
ஒரு வாசல் மூடி..
மறுவாசல் வைப்பான் இறைவன்

(Night is not dependent on moon
Lamps will show the path of light
God might close one door
but will always show the way to another door)