Nayak Durbar Hall, Tanjavur Palace The Tanjavur Palace, put together by the Nayak and Maratha kings between 1549 and 1855 A.D., was a delight to shoot. Madamaligai, Tanjavur Palace Armory Tower, Tanjavur Palace With two days of shoot ending today for Monument Universe, we're now all set for voiceover recording and post production of this... Continue Reading →
Monument Universe – Brahmapurishvarar Temple, Pullamangai – App Upload
Seeing the well-researched content capture the appropriate visuals is a magical experience. Narayan shooting the monument for the content! Gopu Rangaratnam, the content expert, one with the monument during the shoot! And so is syncing the visuals with the voice in the post production. All ended well with one of the historically significant monuments -... Continue Reading →
METAMORPHOSING INTO SAINT MAVERICK!
Saint Maverick! A sobriquet I identify with so much, 'cause, it describes me perfectly! The name which I penned the very first version of THE ASTRAL SURGE with! The name I didn't embrace as an author, 'cause, it clashed with my registered name! The name, therefore, I shied away from, 'cause, it also left behind... Continue Reading →
WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN COLLEGE – SHORT STORY CONTEST – CREATIVITY WORKS BEST WHEN TIED TO REAL-TIME SITUATIONS
I was invited to judge an inter-departmental short-story-contest the Women’s Christian College, Chennai, conducted for its students on 23rd September 2022. The meticulously conducted event made me feel completely at home among the 25-something participants. After introducing myself, I gave them the short story thread. It goes like this… YOU'RE WALKING DOWN A NARROW FOREST... Continue Reading →
VISUAL SIDE-EFFECTS OF MY RECENT OUTINGS
See any photogenic sites. The photographer in me pops out. With the Redmi Note 10 Pro coming in so handy, all it needed is... compose and click.. Which is what I did. Saint Maverick
MY FIRST-EVER TRYST WITH PATHASHAALA OF KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA
An ardent fan of J Krishnamurti, I felt an immense delight when I got an invitation from Pathashaala (PCFL-KFI) on the 24th October 2022, to engage with a student's queries regarding local history. The idea was to harness the professional experience I've been gaining as Writer-Director on the Monument Universe project... an app designed to... Continue Reading →
The experience of shooting for Monument Universe acts as a double whammy. It gives me an opportunity to cater to the photographer in me, while the project related shots keep rolling on the other hand. Here's a series of captures that showed me the heterogeneous angles of Chennai. Saint Maverick
MEDITATION IS ‘DETACHED OBSERVATION’!
Meditation is a simple yet complex process of observing myself. Neutrally. Observing my thoughts... my intentions... my actions. It isn't easy. Watching myself in action from a third person perspective can be an ethereal experience. It's possible only if I master detachment. It's like watching life the way it happens. It rolls on, on its... Continue Reading →
PODCAST: THE ART OF LISTENING
There’s a philosophical take to our life. We are here for a purpose. Each of us is designed for a particular vocation. It is for us to find out what we are made for and find our way through myriad life situations to get there. Not an easy thing, considering the fact that we’ve lots... Continue Reading →
WELCOME TO MY SECLUDED SPACE!
Compared to handles such as Instagram that throw us right into a crowd of people when we post something (thereby bombarding us with loads of both dopamine and cortisol at the same time), this blog is a serene and secluded space, visited only by those select few who are keen to know a bit about... Continue Reading →