In November 2011, the Tamil-language song Why This Kolaveri Di became the most ‘searched’ YouTube video in India. Written for a movie, the song had not yet been released then, but a leaked version went viral after being posted on social media. The composer of the smash hit, Anirudh Ravichander, was only 21 years old when the song became an Internet phenomenon across Asia, prompting parodies even in Japan. The young man speaks to travel 3Sixty° about his passion for music and how he handles the expectations that come with being in the spotlight.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan
Back on the Formula One grid after a one year hiatus, team Caterham’s newest member, Kamui Kobayashi, is all set and raring to go. The 27-year-old Japanese race car driver talks to travel 3Sixty° about his foray into the world of F1, what happens on race weekend, and expectations for the 2014 racing season.
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Who better to illustrate a book for children than young ones who’re still very much in touch with the joy and magic of childhood? Shantini Venugopal, the author of Why JellyBeans Are Colourful (WJAC), talks about her children’s book, which was illustrated by 22 young artists.
Malaysia’s first professional female mixed martial artist Ann Osman is blazing a trail for women pursuing the sport of competitive fighting. Only 27 years of age, bubbly Ann has captured the hearts of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) audiences in Asia with her indomitable spirit and become an inspiration to women everywhere. Ann opens up to Travel 3Sixty° about the sacrifices she’s had to make in pursuit of her dream.
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In pursuit of off-the-wall adventures, Simon Yin has experienced some pretty wild things like camel racing in Inner Mongolia and free diving for gold in Indonesia – all in the name of good TV. The gregarious host of History Channel’s Hidden Cities Extreme gives Travel 3Sixty° the inside scoop on Season 2 of the show.
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Singapore-based Dutch artist Marcel Heijnen sees beauty in walls. This visual artist tells Travel 3Sixty° about his latest series of photographs titled Residue, which uses a clever technique to capture images of buildings and the textural beauty of otherwise ordinary walls.
Words: Chitra Santhinathan
A champion of seasonal produce and good eats, Maggie Beer is among the most recognisable faces in the Aussie food scene. Originally a Sydney-sider, Beer tells Travel 3Sixty° how moving to South Australia’s Barossa Valley sparked her interest in cooking, and shares with us the strangest thing she’s ever eaten, as well as recipes from her latest tome, Maggie’s Christmas.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan
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