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Gated Communities & Its Perils ...

Well, I am penning a post after a very long time, this time I will not promise that I will be regular and will write more posts in the coming years, but the kind of incident that happened wanted me to blog so that I can hear reviews and feedback from many folks who have gone through that and who are going through that.

So one of the biggest dreams of an average Indian is to get a house, as place that he can stay on forever and call it a home, in many cases I have seen that folks buy a house or rush to buy a house just to announce the outside world that they are now a proud owner of a property, though they take a lot of care in investigating the legality of the place, authenticity of the documents etc etc, none of them actually visualise the con's of getting an "apartment" or a "gated community", the initial euphoria that kicks in when you sign the sale agreement, blinds all the hidden horror it would tag along with.

I too live in a gated community, and I own m…

2016 - A Review

Oh whattay brilliant year 2016 has been. Personally this is the year I would never forget because this is the year which brought Pranav to us. He was born on August 2nd 2016 at 2:23 PM in Seethyapathy Clinic, Mylapore. He was weighing 2.6 kgs at the time of birth. I felt as if my whole world was just decorated with scented flowers, he was the sunshine myself and Vidhya were waiting for, he was the change we were praying for, he was the love we were searching for, we were so thankful to GOD for bringing him to us.
Professionally this year has been marked with lesser number of abroad travels as Vidhya was carrying, I would want to have my professional carrier to be like this, very less travels, so that I can spend a lot of time with Pranav. Learning wise this year was super awesome, added many technologies to my resume and also glad to be getting in to development ways.
I honestly take steps to update this blog regularly, but I just have to blame myself for not keeping up my writing sk…

2015 ... A Review

I know I have almost abandoned my blog these days, but every year end I return here to rewind my life and kind of record the events of that year. I always make good effort to write more blogs and rekindle my story writing skills, but in the end, I don't make time to sit and write, as simple as that.
Professional .... Year 2015 was a very good year for me, both professionally and personally. Doing varied roles and still sticking on to the technical ladder is something I consider as a boon, I still feel that I have many more years of technical work left in me and I am in no hurry to change to the managerial ladder anytime soon, for all I can guess, I may not even be on that ladder in my career. The kind of technical stuffs that I get to do in my company may not be the cutting edge but I have the scope and opportunity to do whatever I want, that assurance I have here.
Next to Chennai, I have made Copenhagen, Denmark as my second home in the recent past, like Chennai, here as well the pe…

Better Planet for Kids, but, Better kids for the Planet? ...

When the whole planet is debating if we leaving a better place for our kids, how many parents did wonder / debate if they are leaving better kids for this planet? Today's younger generation is extremely scary to deal with, and today's parents are extremely ignorant on their actions, be it working couple or couple where the wife is a home-maker, they don't look to mind their kids. This may not be a "common" picture across the board, but this scenario is the "majority" in many families. How many kids today who are between their 6 and 16 years do these following - "Ask sorry", "Say thank you", "give-up and move-on", being sportive", "accept defeat"? It would be hardly 1 or 2 out of 100 kids. Kids these days are extremely arrogant (again, not all kids, majority of them), they don't want to accept defeat, they want to use "tears" and "tantrums" as their weapons to get their things done and w…

Madras - A Flashback

Madras, what a lovely name, I still use this name whenever I go abroad when people ask me "Which part of India you belong to", and yes, still it is very well known and famous when we say Madras, rather than saying "Chennai". This brief post is a tribute to the city I was born, brought up and the city I live in, and hopefully the city where I wanted to die as well. I am not sure about the other cities in India, but when it comes to Madras, the population here has a lot of emotional bonding, after all we are the folks who gave a "teary" send off to our beloved "meter gauge" train when it was all converted into "broad gauge", so this particular city is just more than a place in the map, it is more like a DNA in every "madaraasi"
Born in the year of 1977, I was fortunate to do all my education and some years of work in Madras before my career took me to various places. Mylapore is the area where I grew and still continue to live, …

பயணம்

அந்த எதிர்க்காற்றின் குளிர்ச்சியை தாங்க முடியாமல் ஜன்னலை மூடிவிட்டு அம்மா கொடுத்து அனுப்பிய மப்ளரை தலையில் சுற்றிக்கொண்டான் ரமேஷ், அவனின் அன்றாட வாழ்க்கையின் சராசரி பயணம் அது. தேனீ தான் அவனது சொந்த ஊர், அம்மா தேனியில் தனி வீட்டில் இருக்கிறாள், வாழ்கை இழுத்த இழுப்பில் மிகவும் நடுங்கியும், ஒடுங்கியும் போனவள், கணவனின் மறைவுக்கு பின் நான்கு சுவருக்குள் அடைந்து கொண்டவள். அவன் கண் முன்னே அவனது தந்தை வெட்டி கொல்லப்பட்டது இன்னும் அவன் மனத்திரையில் பசுமையாக ஓடிக்கொண்டே இருக்கிறது.
இவனது பால்ய பருவம் சினிமாவில் வருவது போலவே மிகவும் செழிப்பானது, கண்ணுக்கு எட்டிய தூரம் வரை இவனது தந்தையின் இடம் தான் அந்த ஊரில், அவனது கிராமத்தில் கணிப்பொறி வாங்கிய முதல் ஆளும் அவனே, பணத்திற்கு என்றும் குறைவு இருந்ததே இல்லை, அவனின் தந்தை செய்யும் தொழில் என்னவென்று அவனுக்கு ஒருநாளும் புரிந்ததில்லை, அந்த வயதில் அவன் புரிந்து கொள்ளவும் ஆசை படவில்லை. மனிதன் நாளையை பற்றி கவலை படாத ஒரே பருவம் அவனின் குழந்தை பருவம் தானே. அவனின் வீடு எப்பொழுதும் மக்கள் கூட்டம் திளைக்கும் ஒரு இடமாகவே இருந்தது, அனைவருக்கும் விருந்தோம்பல் செய்…

2013 - A Recap

First apologies for a prolonged absence, and yes, I have to admit that I have not been regular in my blogging or following my fellow bloggers, don't want to pass on the blame on the other dynamics of life, but to have it on me and my laziness. I always wanted to write more and then keep my writing skills intact, but it is just that I am not prioritizing things properly in my life and giving most of the importance to my professional career. I wish I could blog more and then write more in this New Year, so let me see if that is going to be possible.
2013 was a great year both professionally and personally. First let me talk about my professional career, it was just fantabulous. I never had any regrets in leaving my old company as my only motto is to come back to my sweet hometown Chennai and set my base, but GOD has given me more than what I asked for, this new company (now 28 months old) gave me all the right chances to shine and learn. I was made the lead for the Shared Services …