What a ride, of a lifetime

Chennai has one of the decent transportation when compared to other metros or the second tier cities. The prices are nominal.


The recent years have been hell on the roads and MRTS never been on time.

Today I happened to travel on CMRL or the Chennai Metro, from Annanagar East to Airport and back. The ride was so good, comfortable, and with the offering of A/C ride it was too much for me. The best part is every 10 mins a ride. And even better was train where punctual. 

This is something this city need for an hour where you can commit to your office or client that you can reach in so and so time.

I would rate this service world class, wish MRTS also follows. There is one section where Avadi – Beach section – never in my life I have reached beach station on time and vise-versa. Usually had to get down at park town and get to central railway station.

Is it something to do with partial privatisation that the service is better. I leave the thoughts for officials and the government to improve the railway service.

Artist soul – Rehane

Artist Soul – Season 1 – session 6 – 10th June 2017

I know, I have missed to publish few sessions, sorry about that.

The famous fashion designer in a highly spiritual state with profound thoughts, it was one of the best sessions I have ever had insightful, words true to heart which connected most of the dots.

I should Thank Avis Vishwanathan for the wonderful curation, he got the best out of Rehane.

Few photos of the event

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We were truly blessed for the evening.

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

THE BLISS CATCHERS – SEASON 3 @ ODYSSEY STORE

The  featured guest were

  1. Arun Krishnamurthy – environmentalist, successful entrepreneur and still supporting his peers who are with him through his journey.
  2. Venkata Raaman – avid insect photographer, Sound engineer and much more

This time it was 50th and 51st curated guest for Avis at Bliss Catchers, every time is an awesome celebration and huge take away for his audience.

I went along with my son, he learnt a few things from Arun, This time I had great connection with both the guest speakers

  1. From Arun for my son Aditya & me, in terms of education – what you wanted to become and what you became. How the educational institution played a major role in his life. Don’t expect direction or order, be the first to take responsibility and make the change.
  2. From Venkata Raaman, It doesn’t matter what work, as long you are getting paid do it with no ego, and spend the money on what you love doing it.

Here are few photos from yesterday’s event

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Venkata Raaman sir will be launching his photo book soon, The cover photo below

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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 happens, do come and take part in the deeply conversation and your take away could be your enlightenment of your own bliss, which had not known before.

 

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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An introduction of wandering artist by Sriram Ayer to guests

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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

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Question and Answer session

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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 BLISS CATCHERS – SEASON 3 @ ODYSSEY STORE

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

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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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