Songs from 180

1. Nee matalo mounam nenaena egisae gundelo ganam nedaena – Karthik and  Sowmya both sang these lines exceptionally well throughout the song and make me very emtional every time I listen to this song. And the music, especially at- nananana nananana nananananananana is simply awesome. Just close your eyes and listen to these lines and this humming takes you to another world – so beautifully sung  Nee Maatalo

2. Ninna leni vinthalae chupinae kantimpapalae – Chitra’s voice is simply awesome – classical song with a modern touch. Ninna Leni

Cancerians …

SUN in CANCER

As the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer represents the fourth stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. In Cancer the need is not one of individual survival as it was in the first three signs. Here, it is eternal survival through perpetuation of the species. It is the sign of fertility and nurture, and Cancerians have strong identification with these matters in one form or another. It doesn’t mean all of them are good cooks or efficient housekeepers, but they all want to feel part of a family. They enjoy feeding others as much as they enjoy feeding themselves. They are also ready to supply emotional nurturing by “mothering” everyone who appears to be in need. When upset, they tend to use food as consolation, which in turn, results in problems with excess weight. As an offshoot of their sense of familial relationships, they often develop an interest in genealogy and history in general.

Memory is one of Cancerians’ special gifts.

Cancerians are doers. They set out to accomplish things and, one way or another, they want to obtain their goals. In spite of their emotional sensitivity, they are strong-willed and have no trouble expressing what they want, then finding a way to get it. The Crab is their astrological symbol and there are certain crab-like gestures directly associated with the behavior of Cancerians. At the slightest provocation or threat the crab quickly hides in the sand or retreats into a shell until safer times are at hand. Cancerians who feel threatened or suspect that their attempts may be unsuccessful, often hide their true ambitions until a more comfortable situation occurs.

Cancerians react emotionally to everything they experience in life. That is, before they take physical action, before they sort out the practicality of what they are doing, and before they reason things out intellectually, they must express their feelings. They wear their hearts on their sleeves. Many Cancerians succeed in life because their genuine concern for the welfare of others inspires loyalty as well as cooperation.

The Moon, celestial guardian of human emotions, rules Cancer. The biggest struggle for Cancerians is to avoid becoming prisoners of their own emotions. Though they can be outwardly gregarious, they are shy and secretive about their personal matters. However, once they feel comfortable in a situation or relationship, they relax and completely open up even to the point of dominating the situation.  When they receive criticism, even constructive criticism, they tend to take it as a personal indictment instead of using it to attain personal growth and maturity.

Participation in physical fitness or sports activities becomes an important, often vital way for Cancerians to work out their emotional stress. They are especially adaptable to team sports since they tend to view their team members as part of a family-like group. Cancerians are creative. Even those who may not have a particular talent can use some type of involvement with art, music, or writing as another method of emotional release, instead of indulging in eating binges or other destructive habits. Living or spending time near the water is a relaxing, as well as creatively stimulating environment for Cancerians.

Cancer colors are white, silver, and pale yellow. Vulnerable parts of the body are the breasts and stomach. Stomach aches, food allergies, and hysterics are the usual afflictions of Cancerians. Cancer rules silver, and the ruby as well as the pearl are considered Cancerian birthstones. The surroundings of a beautiful piece of silver are reflected in its shiny polished surface. Similarly, the emotionally sensitive nature of Cancerians tends to reflect the people and circumstances surrounding them. The ruby, a variety of corundum, is one of the hardest minerals known, while the pearl is soft and easily scratched. These gems uniquely illustrate the two contrasting sides of the Cancerian personality; hard and determined as well as soft and vulnerable. Cancerian flowers are the water lily (lotus), iris, poppy (white), carnation (white) and southern magnolia.

180 – my reaction

180 –whatever the director might have thought about the title, it implies a different meaning to me. Life takes a complete turn – 180° .

The input by all the lead characters is at top-notch, technically brilliant. But something is missing very badly. The soul is missing. The hero is more of an  escapist running away from the problem but not courageous enough to fight back. I am not questioning about the treatment he could have taken or any of that sort, but he could have given wonderful memories to his wife which she could cherish the rest of her life. When he decided to help everyone he comes in contact with or to take life very easily, why did he give some very bitter memories to his very near and dear one before he disappeared from her life? He may have done that for her own good, having worry free life, moving up in career – but that is not all life about. We need to experience life, build wonderful memories to cherish them forever – feel the pain, cry, laugh —- May be the director is afraid to adopt the ending of Geethanjali. 

 Nee matalo mounam nenaena … I could not stop listening nor crying … very touching. I wish the movie was like that – like a poem.

Nee matalo mounam nenaena egisae gundelo ganam nedaena – Karthik and  Sowmya both sang these lines exceptionally well throughout the song and make me very emtional every time I listen to this song. And the music, especially at- nananana nananana nananananananana is simply awesome. Just close your eyes and listen to these lines and this humming takes you to another world – so beautiful Nee Maatalo

And the other song Ninna leni vinthalae chupinae kantipapalae – Chitra’s voice is awesome – classical song with a modern touch. Ninna Leni

Chitra at her best – takes me to swargapu anchuluki

nee kannulanae chusthu kaalalae daataena, chirunavvae chirunavvae naadaeayyaena

neetho ee payanaalae rooju konasagena

Kudos to the lyricists and the singers – nijamga vall jeevithalu dhanyam intha mandiki intha happiness isthunnaduku.

I really wish I could sing ….

Some more

  • Unconditional love..not just loving one without conditions..it is to feel love under all conditions
  • Memories are what we hold on to, when everything else seems to be changing
  • There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all
  • Release anyone & anything that doesn’t support your happiness
  • Please remember when it hurts to look back and you are scared to go forward, just look beside you and your best friends will be there

Samosa Chat

I made Samosa Chat for the first time in my life. Very yummy, yummy, so full, very sumptuous meal. Chick peas, onions, tomatoes, yogurt, Coriander – everything is very healthy. Of course samosas are there but I used frozen mini cocktail samosas and I did not deep fry them but I put them in the toaster oven. Have a glimpse of my Samosa Chat. I have decided to make my own videos from next time onwards ….

Yummy Samosa Chat