Social activity returned to 4th gear within the second day I was back. Let´s sing, let´s go out for dinner with the guest speaker, let´s watch the game/a movie together, let´s cook together, come over for dinner, etc etc. It´s fun! Today there is a birthday party by Wold See, a lake half an hour bike ride from Oldenburg. It is surrounded by trees and you get there by a small mud road. The birthday girl planned to decorate it with candles hanging from the branches of the surrounding trees. I think it will be very pretty!
The battle between emotion and control is an old one. It is fought by each of us in our lives as well as philosophers at a more conceptual level. In more recent times philosophical expression has extended to fictional realms like books, series and movies. I have a particular fascination with this topic because I … [Read more…]
A.R. Rahman had another party with this movie. He has explored several new styles including hip pop in the movie Shivaji – The Boss. Although it has some lines just for the sake of rhyming lyrics(I will mark these with a ‘*’), this song makes me long for home. It romanticises some of the most … [Read more…]
This raagam, called Mahati, has only 4 notes. In Karnatic music, all raagams have either 5, 6 or 7 notes. But Balamurali Krishna invented this one and was critisised for his non-traditional innovation. The fact that such a lovely song could be made from it goes to show that while it is limited, it is … [Read more…]
Tamil Songs Translated is an archive where all Tamil songs I have translated can be found. Why don’t you take a look now? http://janinthesky.wordpress.com/category/poetry/lyrics-translations/