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New year and new semester!
Happy New year!
Yeah, yeah, I am late. Nevertheless, wishes for a wonderful and beautiful new year ahead.
My winter holidays has now come to an end and new semester is on. Last semester was a good one. I cannot say a wonderful one but surely decent one. I had to do Philosophy of science, quantitative methods and an advertising communication class. The last one was my favorite. May be, it has to do much with the professor who taught ! He is one of the best professor I have ever seen. Thanks to him, i love to be there. The other professors were great too. I only wish, I had a great bonding with all friends. They are really wonderful and great cohort to be with but surely, I only get to talk or bond with them (intellectual/personal/professional levels) only during the 3 hours of class each day. However, I have now found a wonderful friend, Jinhee. Even though we dont get to study together as she is in her Master's program. She is my library partner and we just sit together and work!
Anyways, didn't do much during the last semester, it was just learning and trying to learn as much as I could get. The winter break was wonderful too as I had my brother at home. My FIL also visited us for a couple of days.
Now, next semester is on. I couldn't take one important course work as I planned because of some clash with the TA class time. I really hope this semester is better and awesome.
So, I will catch you guys soon.
Have a blessed year ahead and let me get back to some readings!
Do you guys know about Manjadikuru ? They are the little red seeds. For anyone who is from God's own country or is familiar with Kerala wouldn't have missed this. There is something special about holding them, playing with these seeds. Usually, most homes will have a small 'uruli' or a bowl filled with these beautiful and shiny red seeds. In most Krishna temples in Kerala, you will come across a small 'uruli' with Manjadikuru. People believe that it is lucky to take these seeds with both hands and just play with them when you visit a temple. Some even leave a couple of coins as they do this. In Guruvayoor (my favorite place), you can see a big 'uruli' with manjadi.
So, why and how did this become prevalent ? It goes back to a story from the past. Many years ago, there lived a poor lady in northern Kerala. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayoorappan (Krishna) and always wanted to visit Guruvayoor. She could not afford to buy any offering (nived…
Dasan and Vijayan team is one of the most popular character pair in Malayalam movie fraternity. Every Malayalee will remember the dialogues from these movies. The pair of Lal-Sreenivasan as Dasan - Vijayan just brought (and still bring) smiles and simple joy among movie goers. Between Sathyan Anthikkad and Priyadarshan, there were three movies directed using the same team for the lead pair. With the script written by Sreenivasan himself, these movies have become immortal in the history of Malayalam cinema.
Among the set of 3 movies done using the combination, the first one was 'Nadodikkattu'. The picture that depicts the dialogue is from that movie. The second and third were 'Pattanapravesham' and 'Akkare Akkare Akkare'. Even though each movie was good this one is something very special. The dialogues are so popular that I don't think any of us would 'not' use them in everyday life.
This one given below is by Vijayan (played by Sreenivasan) that s…
Today is Chingam 1 (to be read as onnu). It is the new month according to the lunisolar calendar. This month is also called as Avani and Shravana. So, why is this month special? This month marks the beginning of the festival season back home and the it is fun to have small celebrations through the months until mid- December. It is also the month of Onam (Harvest festival in Kerala).
The first festival we have this month is the 'sacred thread' changing ceremony for men/boys who wear that. This is followed by usually the birthday of little Krishna and then the elephant-head god, Ganesha. Then comes Onam followed by the beautiful month of Navaratri or Durga Pooja. So, the big set of festival season is here and here is a wish to all of you on Chingam 1. Wishing you all blessed and excellent months ahead. Have fun!