Makery – The art pop-up

There are venues when you enter, you know what you came for is worth it. Makery – The art pop-up was a three day event at the Backyard. I landed there just 2 hours before the closing time.

For me Avis made my day early morning with a fine news article on SPB in the dtNEXTand that happiness didn’t last few hours later because someone’s idea was blocking my creative path. After a yummy biriyani, I took a short nap in the afternoon and I realised it was already 4PM on 12th March, Sunday. My mind was not that clear, I felt, I should go and check out the artworks of the Makery.

At one portion of the street, I see people crowded and both sides cars parked and hardly bikes could be parked, I knew this is worth the time I travelled. Still I was grumpy, so I refrained myself to talk to any one, and to lovely artist(s) who’s works were captivating. There was some happiness in my thoughts after looking at the artworks and mere happiness from the people who experienced the artwork.

Makery! An art pop-up featured the prints of 3 very talented artists Shruthi Venkatesh Srividya Sriram and Ruchi Shah.

For the Makery team-

A good start, each piece of your artwork needs much needed space. I felt more crowded and I turn around each piece of artwork was crying for attention. Hats off to the artists, Fantabulous. Again I have nothing against the “backyard” that space is awesome and creative, loved it, but artwork needs attention. Cheers. Wishing to see you again at a different venue if you have lots to show.

The above note I mentioned on my Facebook wall


Sorry for the bad mobile photos, I can shoot better photos with my DSLR 😉

For the Backyard team –

I am floored by your creativity, ground floor with a cafe and an art space for the creative minds. Loved your dogs and especially the note you left for your guest, You won my heart with the typo.


I am sorry that I didn’t take a step to meet you in person. Hope to meet you all soon in person.

And for people who did miss the lovely pets and the note


By the end of the three days event, I believe they too were tired of all the barking 😉

Wandering Artist(s), Artist soul -Dhananjayans

Wandering Artist – Season 1 – session 3 – 11th March 2017

Who doesn’t know this lovely, gracious, happy bharathanatyam couple, it was great learning for me, how a couple in the same artistic field could remain happy and still continue to contribute to the artistic world, Video of the session will soon be uploaded and will shared in this post.

Thanks to Avis for this wonderful curation.

Few photos of the event




An introduction of wandering artist by Sriram Ayer to guests


Avis, Dhananjayans & Sriram sharing a lighter moment


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Dhananjayan complimenting his “better half” – Shantha Dhananjayan by quoting

Behind every successful man, there is a women and that is his wife


Question and Answer session


Dhananjayans answering the questions happily 1213

A souvenir presented by Ms. Kavery of Wandering Artist to Dhananjayans14

We were truly blessed for the evening.

The session was curated by  Avis Viswanathan, he is a life coach, Author and Happiness Curator.

Every month “Wandering Artist” would host similar events curated by Avis Viswanathan. Follow the  Wandering Artist Facebook page for updates of events, training, workshops and much more.


The  featured guest were

  1.  Freddy Koikaran – it is his love for Theatre, plays, RJ and much more, but the time and effort he put on getting the play, up and running was his bliss every day.
  2. Shyam Renganathan – a product of SVCE, I come from the same brand, he found his bliss early, because he was forced to take up things which he felt he didn’t like. His bliss was also for the Theatre plays. Which he kept on repeating during the conversation.

Few photos from the event


This time I took my son to the event, so that, he could get to meet the Youngest Bliss catcher, Avis has ever had before. Was happy my son was able to connect with the interactions between Shyam, Freddy and Avis.

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Wandering Artist, Artist soul- P.C Ramakrishna

Wandering Artist – Season 1 – session 2 – 11th Feb 2017

It is an interesting session and an awesome interaction between P.C Ramakrishna and Avis Viswanathan.

One thing was clear from the interaction Ram aka P.C Ramakrishna passion was Theatre

Photos from the interaction

Wandering Artist the venue


Avis Viswanathan & P.C Ramakrishna


Sriram of Wandering Artist welcoming guests wa07

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Wandering Artist, Artist Soul – Ghatam Mastero Vikku

Wandering Artist – Season 1 – session 1 – 25th Jan 2017

I should say that the almighty had showered grace on me, I was able to attend a session at Wandering artist, Where the Ghatam Mastero Vikku Vinayakaram had shared his early journey of how he became an Ghatam artist and how he won the Grammy Award and his association with MS Subbalakshmi Amma and with the Shakti group which helped him win the Grammy awards and attain his bliss.

Few photos of enticed crowd gathered at the event and much more of the Ghatam Mastero


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The Bliss Catchers – Season 3 @ Odyssey Store

I am happy to have attended to The Bliss Catchers – Season 3, Session 1 on 28th January 2017.

The  featured guest were

  1.  Pradeep Charavarthy – who found his bliss while being a Historian and Heritage Expert.
  2. Pradeep John – Our Tamilnadu Weatherman, found his bliss in being a weatherman

Few of the event photos


The reason I say few photos, is because once the session starts – I get deeply involved to hearing the stories on what was their blissful moment and how and what led to them.

The Bliss Catchers event is curated by Avis Viswanathan, he is a life coach, Author and Happiness Curator.

Event month, 4th week of Saturday “The Bliss Catchers” event happen, do come and try to understand the deeply conversation and start finding your own bliss.

Check in to Poompuhar Craft Cafe – after a tiring craft shopping


Poompuhar Craft Cafe

Poompuhar Craft Cafe

Poompuhar Craft Cafe

Every one has heard about the popular Poompuhar, and well known place for crafts, there are variety of crafts available in the store which could take lot of time.

Poompuhar Craft Cafe facility is run by Sanskriti, Sanskriti makes gift boxed and is also well known for making gift articles for corporates and for individuals who love crafts

Poompuhar Craft Cafe has an outdoor dining and also indoor A/C dining area, and has a capacity of 20 seating outdoor and 20 seating indoor A/C dining.

Poompuhar Craft Cafe is a pure vegetarian and serves home made South Indian food. Currently the place is open from 4PM- 10PM, they do cater to corporate meeting, kitty parties and also friendly place for ladies to hang out.

Ambiance is awesome, as there are wonderful crafts for display, some photos of the cafe







We had South Indian Thali meals and the price was 350 INR, little less on the quantity but for sure a healthy food which has variety of side dishes which have fibre content.

Poompuhar Craft Cafe - meals


The Poompuhar Craft Cafe team above.011

with Blogger friends and had a whale of a time.