Friday, July 24, 2015

Meet The Translator






Any Guess who is this .

Clue : He is playing a vital role in our comics for many decades  . He is from Madurai. Close friend to Mr. Soundarapandian. His name has appeared in our comics few times , but never his photo.


Scroll below to see the name



































He is Mr .Karunaiantham .He is one of the main translator for our comics for many years .


His first translation story is the smash hit story of Lawrence and David adventure " Manjal poo Marmam".







Mr.Karunai Anadham and Mr .Soundarpandian are college mates @ American college,Madurai . And this is how he got a chance to translate.In those days as there are no courier services, he used to travel all the way to Sivakasi to handout the translated script





A young looking Mr.Karunai anadham during Feb 10,1987 @ our house warming ceremony function [Second row from last ,From Left to right second person]


This versatile young man is in to 70's now and and he is residing at Gomathipuram just few street away from my home in Madurai .

Will share his experience with our comics in coming days.Watch out

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mesmerizing Mamallapuram



                                  Mamallapuram, also called Mahabalipuram or Seven Pagodas,  historic town, northeast Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India. It lies along the Bay of Bengal 37 miles (60 km) south of Chennai (Madras). The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king, Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla, for whom the town was named. Ancient Chinese, Persian, and Roman coins found at Mamallapuram point to its earlier existence as a seaport. It contains many surviving 7th- and 8th-century Pallava temples and monuments, chief of which are the sculptured rock relief popularly known as “Arjuna’s Penance” or “Descent of the Ganges,” a series of sculptured cave temples, and a Shaiva temple on the seashore. The town’s five rathas, or monolithic temples, are the remnants of seven temples, for which the town was known as Seven Pagodas. The entire assemblage collectively was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.











Light House @ Mamallapuram

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Benny Breakiron / Benoît Brisefer

Benoît Brisefer is a Belgian comic strip created in 1960 by Peyo  about a little boy whose peaceful, innocent appearance, charm and good manners covers his possession of superhuman strength








                        What makes him really exceptional, though, is that he possesses superhuman strength: he can lift tremendous weights, leap huge distances or jump over the buildings like a flea and run extremely fast. When attacked by a small army, he easily defeats them by knocking them all unconscious.
However, if he catches a cold he loses his strength and becomes "the well-behaved little boy that every parent would love to have.

Other Main characters in this series


Mister Dussiflard ,Driver
Serge Vladlavodka: an inventor
Mrs Adolphine ,old lady 
Mrs. Adolphine II aka Lady d'Olphine .A Robot created by Serge Vladlavodka
Uncle Placide







Friday, July 3, 2015

Leonard



                                              Leonard is a Belgian comic series about an eponymous inventor and his assistant. It was created by artist Philippe Liégeois and writer Bob de Groot

The main character is inspired from Leonardo da Vinci

The other notable characters in this series are

Basile the assistant
Raoul the cat
Bernadette the mouse
Mathurine the housekeeper


The stories are usually short ones ranging from one to half-a-dozen or so pages, though there have been the occasional full-length adventures.

A Cartoon series in Production and it has been renamed Contraptus for the international market


For those who want to read this series  in Tamil buy the "Cartoon Special" which is planned for Aug 2015 by Lion / Muthu Comics .Eagerly waiting to read in Tamil :)

                         


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Haleem in Chennai

Surprise ! Surprise . Till last month , I thought Haleem can be tasted in Hyderabad only . Come Ramzan month and i found many eateries in Chennai serving this Divine Dish .Though the taste can be nerve compared with Hyderabad , one doesn't need to go to Hyderabad to taste this special Dish any more

Here are few places that is serving Haleem in Chennai for the year 2015





Hyderabad Top Haleem sellers " Pista House "has come to Chennai . It can be tasted at the following
places







2) Ammi's Briyani


3) Nigar Sultana aka Daawat-a-Biryani




Home made Haleem .you need to preorder  a day before to get it

Phone : 9840318668.

Location : Shera Apartment , Choolimedu main road ,Near Meenakshi collage , Kodambakkam ,

4) Sea Shell  @ OMR

5) Palmshore @ Pattinapakkam and Ashok Nagar


6) Fridhouse @ Saligramm and Triplicane


7) Hajeeras Kitchen @ Velachery

you need to preorder  a day before to get it

Phone : 9962203809



8) Abdullah’s Biryani and Curries : Triplicane

9) Rasavid Opp to Sahtyabama colleage ,

10) Mughal’s Zaika, Kilpauk


Happy Haleem time

Friday, June 12, 2015

Best Place to eat in Briyani in Chennai



Some of the best place to eat Briyani in Chennai in no specific order

Here we go .



Name : Thalappakatti
Location : Nunghabakkam ,Central station . Medavakkam ,Anna nagar , T.Nagar etc
Signature Dish : Boneless Mutton Briyani
Merits : one of few place where briyani made with seeraga samba rice.
Demerits : Too Much crowd


Name : Hajeeras Kitchen
Location : Near Vanikaran St ,Velacherry
Signature Dish : Muslim Briyani
Demerits : Only for takeway , Need to order well before .If you see the place where food is prepared , most of you willn't eat at all .cost is tooooooooooooo high .
Name : Salem RR Briyani
Location : Tambaram , Pallikarani ,Vadapalani etc
Signature Dish : Chicken 65 Briyani
Merits : Briyani sereved with Banana Leaf
Demerits :


Name : Nawab Sheikh Briyani 
Location : Velachery , Ramapuram
Signature : Iraqi Briyani and Awadhi Briyani
Merits : Must visit place for Briyani lovers .We can get all type of Briyani around the world in one place,Good ambiance 
Demerits : Cost little bit high .Place is not located on Main road . 


Name :National Durbar Restaurant 
Location : Near central railway station 
Signature Dish : Mutton Briyani
Merits : Good food at affordable price 
Demerits : Ambiance



Name : Aasife & Brothers
Location : Alandur , St thomas mount
Signature dish : chicken Briyani
Merits : Good ambiance and price is reasonable


Name : Madurai Arul Anadham
Location : T.nagar
Signature Dish : Chicken Briyani
Merits : Madurai fame hotel where still Seerga samba rice is used for preparing briyani
Demerits : though located on main road ,people will miss the hotel .No advertisement in big way to attract people



Name :Rahman Briyani
Location : Near Camp road ,Tambaram
Signature Dish : Chicken 65 Briyani
Merits : Good ambiance , plus good customer service




Name : Famous Briyani
Location : Near Sembhkkam ,
Signature : Famous Special Chicken Briyani
Merits : One of less known hotels where Briyani is not that much bad . Affordable price



Name : Ambur Star Briyani
Location : Velachery
Merits : Good ambiance .Price is OK
Demerts : Not sure this is original Ambur Star Briyani hotel.One of the worst hotel where i had eaten Briyani .But still some of my friends said it is good for them . May be it is my bad day


Name : Nair Mess
Location : Near bells road bus stop ,Chepauk
Signature Dish : Malabar Mutton Briyani
Demerits : Briyani will be available only on weekends .



Name : Noorus Restaurant
Location : OMR , Near ETA Techno Park
Signature Dish:Special Chicken Briyani



Name : Gongura Hotel
Location : OMR , Near Sholinganallur Signal
Signature Dish:Gongura Chicken Briyani
Merits : Spicy and different kind of Briyani
Demerits : Too spicy for Non spicy lovers


Name : Dawat a - Briyani aka Nigar Sultana
Location : Shera Apartment , Choolimedu main road ,Near Meenakshi collage , Kodambakkam ,
Signature Dish:Briyani
Merits : Home made , Simple and tasty
Demerits : Need to Pre order a day before
Phone : 9840318668.