(Spoiler free opinion)

Sakhavu leaves a message by taking us through its two main lead characters. The story of the film is just the same old thing but the film’s purpose is to be an eye-opener and an inspiring story.
The pacing of the film may test our patience likewise take an anticipated turn.

By the by, Sakhavu has got its heart at the perfect place. The film will move you and can be an eye-opener for some. Yet at the same time, the film could have been a lot better.

Conclusion: Sakhavu is decent one-time watch.

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Thank You Zoho

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

I always believe that most everything comes from nothing. An idea is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.
It’s not everyone who has a team who is reliably kind and understanding, and I feel that I’ve been so much blessed.

I am leaving here today with a wealth of knowledge I will always treasure. Working here has been a fantastic learning experience and I am thankful for the skills I’ve acquired. I feel as if being here with you all each day has made me a more complete and well-rounded person.

Being part of multiple team has taught me skills that I can use in more than just the professional area of my life. My relationships on a personal level are in a better place than they were, thanks to some of the things I’ve learned from many of you.

As I get older, the only thing that speeds up is time. But as much as it’s true that time is a thief, time also leaves something in exchange. With time comes experience — and however uncertain you may be about the rest of the world, at least about your own work you will be sure.

In career it’s not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

I believe one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, is to decide, without apology, to commit to the journey, and not to the outcome.

Aditya Was In Zoho

Fear is going to be a player in my life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining nightmares, worrying about your pathway to the future, but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.

You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.

I’m grateful for the 3+ years of warmth, friendship, and support. I couldn’t have done it without you, nor can I take the next steps without your help.

Again a big thanks to ZOHO for everything it has given to me.

With a heavy heart and mixed emotions I say goodbye.
Thank you everyone!

Aditya Was In Zoho

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Ceylon Diaries

On 9th September 2016, my friends and I escaped and headed to beautiful place called Sri Lanka! What a great place with so much diversity for a such a small country.

Sri Lanka is found simply off the east bank of Southern India, however the way of life and people appear to be so unique in relation to its neighbor. It additionally has a dominant part of Buddhists. If I had to compare them I would say that Sri Lanka is much more clean, less congested nation than India.

It was a short trip and you would definitely need at least 14 days to explore entire Sri Lanka.

Anyhow I’ll try my best to walk you through some of the places which we visited.


As a city, Colombo highlights include cosmopolitan Galle Road, which keeps running along the sea, the Sri Lankan National Museum, Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple.

Next to the Fort is the market district of Pettah. A clamoring zone crammed with markets as well as the main train and bus stations. This is the place we began our time in Colombo and we were eager to head back and explore it some more. This is one of the best places to visit in Colombo if you want to do some shopping or encircle yourself by local people and get lost for a moment.

It is additionally the spot to see a blend of Sri Lankan ethnic groups with a blend of religious buildings.

There are nice wide boulevards and footpaths, we barely noticed any garbage, and the roads were not crowded at all. People were kind and helpful, we were barely hassled and I started to understand why so many people love Sri Lanka.


Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second-biggest city, after Colombo, there is nothing more to view except for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and a pleasant plant garden. Kandy serves as the gateway to Sri Lanka’s so-called “Cultural Triangle,” there is a beautiful manmade lake in the centre of town that is perfect to explore day or night. We didn’t had additional time to wander around in Kandy but we made it to the Tooth Temple where they keep a tooth from Buddha which is a proven relic. Buddhists from everywhere throughout the world come here to worship and offer flowers.

Be that as it may, and since you have to pass through it to travel elsewhere in the locale, you ought to spend no less than a day in Kandy, although you needn’t spend the night.

One option from Kandy is to travel northward by bus, to the ancient “Rock City” of Sigiriya. You need to pass through the village of Dambulla in order to get to Sigiriya, to which your only transport options are private taxi or tuk-tuk.


Sigiriya is an awesome experience, but at the same time it’s an extremely costly one. Transport from Dambulla to Sigiriya costs atleast 2,000 LKR, and entrance ticket is 1950 LKR per person – if one can show an identity card/passport of SAARC countries which consists of Maldives, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which means that even if you avoid a hotel stay in Dambulla, you will be spending hefty amount of money just to see Sigiriya.

Dambulla’s renowned worldwide Royal Rock Temple is acquainted with its spectacular Buddha-filled interior long before you arrive in town. This remains an important holy place and should not be missed.

We could not miss the fantastic opportunity of learning more about batik and its history. We took time to know some batik tools and learnt how to make it.

Batik is an “resist” process for making outlines on texture. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving “blank” areas in the dyed fabric.

The procedure, wax resist then dye, can be repeated over and over to create complex multicolored designs.

 Batik has a process of repeated waxing and tub dyeing to achieve their final result. This method requires mastery of color mixing and over dyeing; as each layer of dye is applied over the last a new color is produced.


Nuwara Eliya, the hub of Sri Lanka’s tea-producing region, is less than 70 km from Kandy, the bus ride takes over two hours. The train takes significantly more, although it is more comfortable.

Once you touch base in Nuwara Eliya, the pace of life is so refreshingly moderate any anxiety you brought about arriving will drift away.  Green tea fields that seem to extend on forever, to gigantic waterfalls, to the baffling fog that hangs over the mountains throughout the year.


Sri Lanka is an island, which means that beaches are practically never-ending.

Galle Fort is simply stunning. It is a great spot to simply hang out and wander. It is less crowded than different parts of Sri Lanka, so it was much simpler to stroll around. There are bunches of wonderful shops and eateries and picture perfect landscapes wherever you look.

Unawatuna was likewise a great place. We were sad to the point that we have to leave this place so soon. The beach had a great vibe, but very few people around.

It has a fascinating history, being first established by the Portuguese then taken over by the Dutch before the British having a turn. It is currently Sri Lankan and this blend of various impacts makes an interesting destination.


From Galle, we reached Colombo by train and trust me when I say this: It was one of the most beautiful train trip which you will ever experience.

Before leaving Sri Lanka, we decided to do some souvenir shopping

If anyone has ever brought you a little gift that’s quintessentially Sri Lankan, mostly it would be from Laksala.

Today Laksala works through 13 branches located island wide and offer the greatest assortment of all Sri Lankan items at a sensible cost. Laksala empowers the various ventures that supply products to it to remain both beneficial and in business, they have various choices of flawlessly bundled tea, beautiful batik product to an intricate accumulation of craftsmanship and additionally the finest gathering of conventional Sri Lankan Gems and Jewelry.

Laksala is a one stop destination for souvenir shopping and trust me you won’t be disappointed.

Sri Lanka is an incredibly peaceful vacation destination.
Book a vacation to Sri Lanka for its delightful experience of culture, wildlife, beautiful scenery and adventure.
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Aanandam – Never Ending Happiness

Aanandham Fan Poster

Different grades of happiness best depicted by each of the character and of course the casting is the best part of Aanandam. Story revolves around of seven engineering students – four young men and three young ladies – each of them gets equivalent role in the story. Everyone has done a splendid job and made justice their roles in the most ideal way.

Ganesh Raj’s splendid script alongside a stunning making will make you grin all through the film. Being an engineering student himself, Ganesh easily pulled off the college life in the most realistic manner.

Anend C Chandran’s camera is a visual treat alongside Sachin Warrier’s music.

With blissful moments the film takes you through an exciting trip.

Aanandam will be one of the feel good movie that one can get the opportunity to see. What’s more, for those who are missing college life, this movie will make cherish your nostalgic college memories.

Block your seats and go watch ‘Aanandam’ in your nearest cinema hall. You will thank me later!

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3 years down, forever to go.

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

I always believe that most everything comes from nothing. An idea is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.

It’s not everyone who has a team who is reliably kind and understanding, and I feel that I’ve been so much blessed.

Some of my friends have left ZOHO but are still in constant touch with me.

Thank you for the 3 years of warmth, friendship, and support. I couldn’t have done it without you, nor can I take the next steps without your help.

There’s never been completion in my career because I’ve always been striving for that next thing.

Thanks folks 🙂

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Pseudo Chennai

Pseudorealism Streets of Chennai in Pseudorealism

Pseudorealism, also spelled pseudo-realism, is a term used in a variety of discourses, connoting any artistic and dramatic technique, or work of art, film and literature based on non-realistic ideas but intended to be received by the viewer as based on reality.


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Madras Day

‎Madras Day‬ is a day of celebrations organised in the city of Madras (Chennai), the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, and is named after the city.

Madras Day

Originally, this celebration used to last for a day but now it extends for a week. Madras Day focuses on the city, its history, its past and its present and the core team motivates communities, groups, companies and campuses in the city to host events that celebrate the city.

The celebration consists of events such as heritage walks (including a “tree walk”), public talks, exhibitions, poetry reading sessions, public performances, food festivals and special programs on local radio. It also includes contests such as, T-shirt designing, documentary film contest, multimedia presentation for schools and quiz in both Tamil and English. T-shirts to mark the event are also released. The talks delivered to mark the week long celebrations usually involve lectures explaining the heritage and history of the city. There are also events for the retired citizens where they can post their life years ago on the “Stories about Madras section” on Madras day’s website and their views on how Madras grew into the Chennai of today.

Indian postal department released a postal cover to commemorate Madras day on 22 August 2007.

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Game of Thones

Game of Thrones

A small design tribute to a TV series called Game of thrones, this series has picked more character-based storyline, focusing on fleshing out their identities and putting the story second. This is the USP that holds viewers.

Also some of the characters make you relate yourself, specially Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jamie Lannister and the list goes on.

The viewers who are whining that characters have not showed up to their potentials, Whilst occasions like the Red Wedding, the Purple Wedding and Tyrion’s trial demonstrated how fruitful this act was. Also by presenting some inconspicuous ideas, for example, the White Walkers turned the show to an extent with its unique angle.

I personally admire Tyrion’s way of acting and I’ve always found Tyrion uncommonly sharp and his words uncommonly brilliant.

If you like it, share it and watch out this space for some more GOT illustrations.

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15 Shades of Aditya Dhotre

Disclaimer: This presentation has nothing to do with the movie ‘50 shades of grey’ please do not misinterpret.

Why the title is so personal; why should I share my experience about my design career?

Before I let you know the answer you should know little things about me, I would love to introduce myself as an engineering graduate; yes an engineer who engineered himself as a designer. I don’t have design degree I’m a self-taught designer and I don’t settle in learning new things because I don’t have that black hat with a tassel which every degree holder has.

How many of you feel that you’re an engineer and you are struggling to chase your dreams?

Coming back to the title; this presentation is so personal because it will make you relate yourself and you can see some of your shades in me.

I was not so confident that I will become a designer, I was a coward and introvert person who couldn’t take a brave decision or speak or attend any meetups/debates.

So what changed me?

A movie, yes you heard it right; can you believe a movie called 3 idiots have given me the courage to become what I want? but that was the main reason who I’m today.
Sometimes we all need is an inspiration or a push and I believe inspiration can come in any medium.

I would like to quote a line from a movie 3 idiots which turned my life upside down.
Rancho: “Pursue excellence, and success will follow”

These words became my mantra.

In this presentation, each shade refers to thoughts.

Shades = Thoughts

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