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|KC||27 June||4-30 to 6-30 pm||Besant Avenue, near Fruit shop||Basu||9940064384 shankarnarayananbasu[at]gmail[dot]com|
|Pudiyador||28 June||11-00 to 1-00 pm||Vannathurai||Anupama||9003269018 anupama.s3[at]gmail[dot]com|
For all those who couldn’t be there…this is what u missed.Hope to see u all next week 🙂
Deepam Talent Hunt 2009 –Olcott School
Judges: Paras and Dr Karthik
Sang two numbers : Prayer song and on public request a Tamizh Movie song
His USP over others: Confidence and made the right choice to perform what he was best at Deepam Talent Hunt 2009 –Nalamdana
Judges: Paras and Anuradha
Winner :Hemesh Danced for Taxi Taxi- one of the most popular Tamizh numbers of 2008
His USP over others : He did what he loved doing – Danced carefree and dint bother about any one around.Choreography was original and appreciated by the judgesSpecial Mentions
Pavithra and Priya (Deepam Sisters )
Sang Munbe Va Anbe va – yet another famous Tamizh number sung by Shreya Ghosal
Their USP: They complemented each other and neither overdid the other..total sync
Group Dance by Nirmala- Rajni Troupe They displayed “Kolattam”-south Indian Dandiya for the song Mukunda Mukunda Their USP: Planned well, rehearsed well and simple choreography
Other Highlights :
Paras on the guitar and lending his vocal chords for “Orrey Nyabagam-Minnale“ Anbu singing melodiously a yester year tamizh movie number :Rasathi Unnai
Dr Karthik choosing to sing and also beautifully completing the song Mundinam from Vaarnam Ayiram
Karthikeyan (KK) at the strings bringing back the nostalgic Titan tune -a bonus for the Olcott kids
Balaji keeping up his promise and singing the number “Its amazing when you say nothing at all” Anuradha cheering every single participant and consoling the kids that there is still a good chance next year if they did not make it this year 🙂
Ram lead the class, taking the kids through an interesting path, trying to get the kids to open up and ask questions. He began by getting the kids to talk about the dreams and openly encouraging the kids to go after the dreams.
In a subtle way, he was making the kids think , leading them into areas they have never been before – the master at work ! It was a lesson for not just the kids – for us volunteers as well !! From thirukural to tamil movies, civil engineering to animation, input / output devices to MS Paint, the kids were taken through an interesting session.
The kids then had their “hands-on” session – they let their creativity free on MS Paint. It sure was a happy feeling to see the kids hooked on to the laptop, exploring MS Paint – they probably know more tricks with the tool than many of us do !!!
Personally, the class is a source of great joy . The times spent with the happy kids just whizz past ! Every time in the last 2 weeks, i had gone on near empty gas ( late night work .. ) but came out of the session charged up. The kids’ energy levels rub off on us !! Their smartness keeps us on our toes . The class’ also serve as a way to discover myself as a person – it teaches me to be patient all the time . This is a class where learnings happen both sides – both the volunteers and the kids learn 🙂
If you guys have the time, just feel free to drop in during the class.