Dec 31, 2007

Kovam ...

He was trying to call her since morning just to ask her about the plans for NEWYEAR's eve, but she did not respond to his call till evening, he felt a bit worried, and he thought that yesterday's fight could be the prime reason for she not picking up his call. It was 5:00 in the evening and he has already got tickets for the movie "Billa" at Satyam theaters for the 6:30 show, he decided to call her once again and dialed his number this time he was lucky enough to get a response from the other end "The number you are trting to reach has been switched off, please try again later.
He does not know what to do, so he decided to go directly to her office, it was 5:45 when he reached her office, he was a known face to most of her colleagues and at the reception he was greeted by Shyamala, Hey Senthil, wat a surprise, enna indha pakkam ? Supriya enga ?, this question from shyamala made him terribly confused, he does not know how to react to this question and at the same time he does not want to give any clue that Supriya is not with him and he has come there to look for her, he then replied, "Indha pakkam oru velai irrundhudhu, adhaan unga elaarayum paarthutu NEW YEAR wish pannitu polaam nu vandhaen", he could not spend more than 2 mins there and immedieatly he whisked out of her office.
He was almost in tears. He then pacified himself saying that supriya will call him once she comes back to her mood and then decided to go to Satyam to sell those tickets, summa illa Rs 1000 ticket aachae. It was 6:15 when he entered SATYAM complex, what a surprise, Supriya was waiting for him at the complex, moment she saw him, she came crying and hugged him in front of 1000s of people, senthil does not know how to react, he was expecting that she will say sorry for not responding to his calls, but supriya was crying rivers and with a staggered voice she said, senthil, en mobile la tholachutaen daaaaaaa :-(((

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Bye!! Bye!! 2007 ....

General

1. The year did not start well as expected, but was going on smooth.
2. Professionally no big improvements this year.
3. Personally also things did not change much.
4. Life continued in Bangalore with pain and thronging to come back to chennai ASAP
5. Got few new friends with whom i am comfortable with.
6. Health took a major set back with a ligament tear on the right knee, which almost paralysed me.
7. People at home started the hunt for my Miss. Perfect.
8. Salary hike was not that good
9. Started writing diary this year and hope to continue the same in 2008
10. One of my close buddy moved to UK with her hubby
11. Another close buddy moved out of blore and went back to chennai
12. Enjoyed my bachelor life in my own style - Blogging, reading, writing ofcourse sleeping.

Pathetic Moments

1. The suffering i had due to ligament tear
2. Had a prolonged silence with one of my long time friend
3. Falling sick quite often due to severe cold and developed wheezing
Happy Moments
1. The real happy moment was the news of my Besttttt friend getting engaged.
2. Got a new LCD Flat TV.
3. Converted all my cassettes into MP3 songs and compiled some of my favourite hits.
Overall Performance
FAIR - With very little happy moments to cherish but in general GOD has blessed me with a good peace of mind. Hoping for the next year to be much more wonderful and expecting some change in my personal / professional status.
Welcome 2008!!!

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Dec 30, 2007

3 Mobile Test Series - First Test Match

What else we can say other than one more pathetic indian display. The way in which the indian batsmen batted in both the innings proved once again that they are spineless when counter attacking a quality side like Australia. The only consolation was sachin's performance in the first innings but in the second innings he felt out of place and was struggling to get the nick. The wall colapsed once again and it looks like he is following the foot steps of how Ganguly was playing 3 years back, i think i could have played much better than dravid, its high time the wall reconstructs itself. I heard that Yuvraj and Dhoni mistook this to be a 20-20 and was trying to fire from the word go and unfortunately it back-fired for the team. I really dont mind INDIA losing this series to Australia but they should offer some resistance, this victory was literally gifted to Australia which is painful to a die-hard indian cricket fan like me. I hope we show some resistance in the next match.

Scorecard:

Australia - 327 and 337 (Lead of 499 runs)
India - 196 and 161 (Lost by a diff of 337 runs)

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Dec 28, 2007

Madras Tamil in IT Industry

Ah, thot of writing a new series called PITHUKULI, and i hope you all will enjoy this series. Here is my first try and please let me know your sincere comments.

We all know that IT industry is a place for all educated people and english is considered to be the global language in this industry. Me hailing from the heart of chennai, i would love to see "Chennai Thamizh" being spoken at all s.w companies, so here is a small conversation between a Programmer and his Project Manager, in pure "Chennai Sen Thamizh". The situation is this ... Its appraisal time and Project manager is doing appraisal for his team member.

ahhhh ... vaa kannu ... suresuu ... eppdi keera ? sokaa keerayaa ?? inaathuku unna itukunu vandhurukaango nu unikku message teriyumla ??

aahaann ... inaamo ... aapuraisalaa ... keepuraisalo ... ennamo oru ezhavu ... atha pathi kostin panna thaanae ittnadhukara ...

kareeektaa putcha baa maatera nee ... seri ... nee immaa naalu inga kundhikinu inaatha kilicha nu enquoiry panna poraen ... piriyudhaa ...

dho daa ... athae enquoiryaa naa unnaanda panna .... naari poodum maamae ... aahaaannn

yuuii ... ennayae kalaasariya nee ... mavanae darrr aairuva ... goiyaalae ... ippo paaru di ... un tanguvaaru aruga povudhu ...

unniyae mesurement panna ... pala paaintus keedhu idhula ... atha onnungaati onnu ketukunae varuvaen ... mavanae nee adhuku sokkaaa maarku podanu .. piriyudhaa?

modho paaintu - surrrruuu, adhaan gaati ... nee thoyil la emmaa speedaaa keeraa nu underware pannikaradhu ... unniya paarka sollo ... nee suurrrruu konjam kammiyaana aal maadhiri thaan therdhu ... soo unukku 2 paaintu thaan poduvaen naanu .... nee enna sollara ?? paanitu unuku okk naa ... ghammunu kada ... ilaangaati ... enna naalum pesi theethukalaam .... innaa solalra ...

aaaeiiiii .... yaara paarthu suuurruuu kamminu koovinaa ... aaaeeeiiii, ithangaati en nainaa ketaaru ... mavanae un nenjula keera maanja sotha appidyae veliya valichuruvaaru ... (manager mersal aaitaaruuuu), aeeiii naanga aala thaan paaka sollo deegentu, mavanae ghodhaala erangikinomnu vei ... mavanae dappaa taance aadum terimla ...

iyaaaa ... innaathu nee periiaa vaarthalaam pesikinu ... athaan pesi theethukuvom nu soltoam la ... ippo ennangara nee ... 2 paantu kammiyaa keedhu nu koovara, kaludha 3 paantaa potuka ... aaru venaamnga poraanga ... deelu ogay vaa unukku ??

aahhaan ... adhu .. adhu maruvaadha ... innoru dhabaa mavanae eathaachum sadhaaicha ... aaputhaandiyoaii ... aaputhaan ...

okkk ... appaaalika vara paantu ... suguruu ... adhaan gaati ... nee thoyil la emmaaa suguraaa vela paakura nu understand pannikanum .... pona vaaram unniya oru maadeel ku code eyitha sonna ... mavanae nee scalu irrundhaa thaan code eitha midiyum nu bigilu uttiyaam ?? nee inaa thaan koovinaalum ... indha paaintu ku mavanae unnuku 2 thaandi ... 2 thaan

alooo ... yaaru maayaandi annanaa ... anane ... naa suresuu pesaraenae ... neenga saamaan laa potukinu ... appadiyae MEPZ aanda vara mudiyumaanae ... inga oru biscothu romba dumeel udaraanae ... konja seekaram vandheenganaa ... mattera mutchilaam ... vaanganae seekaram ....

managerku ippo odembelaam verthu poachu ....

nainaa ... unkku ilaadha paantaa nainaa ... 4 potuka nainaa nee ... 4 potuka ... ithoda namba indha aapuraisal meetinga mutichigirom ... unukku ennamaa davuts irrundhaa kelu raasa .... ethnaachu .... perchana ... mersalu .... irrundhaa sollu mae ....

aahhaan ... ennuku aansite povunoam ...

ahh .. enna baa neee .... innaamo kakkoos povuraa maadhiri sokaa ketkara .... adhelaam amaa sekaram pova mudiyaadhu kannu ... romba tholavula keedhu ....

aeeeii .... unniyaa naa inaaa istri chaagrapi yaa ketaen .... enukku aansite povunom... adhukaandi nee eathaachum yerpaadu pannu ... edhunaa maalu venaa sollu, vettaraen ...

Manager (manasulukku), ivan innaaa namba thoyilayae maatharaan ... (soundaaa) kannu ... indha flane elaam putchi povaangalae ... athathaane sollura nee ... naa nambo engliss paartingaanda kandukunu ... unuku chaansu keedhaanu enquiry uttukunu unaanda message paas pannuraen ... athungaati ... koovaama irru maame ...

appaalikaa ... ennuku dhuttu porala ... athaa ingrese pannu, veliya poi solla mudiyala terimaa ... en daavu kooda en salari ya ketu kaari thupudhu ...

aahaan baa ... enikkum adhae novu thaan ... en ponjaadiyaanda poi sabala kavura neeta sollo ... echi thupi thaan paa vaangudhu ... dhuttu mattum enaanda ketaadha neeyi, dhooo katsee roomaanda oru sotta naayi irruku paaru ... athaanda poi kanduko .... ithoda ... nee etha kaai pannu ... povusollo ... makesaa roomaanda itaara sollu.

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My Top 10 Movies ...

Ah, with this little experience of watching movies, i thot of rating the top ten movies which bothered me and gave me the pleasure of watching them. So here is that list, you readers tell me how many in this list actually matches your favourites.

10th: Saami - Vikram, Trisha - This movie has a very fast moving screenplay which does not make anyone feel bored. Highlight was Vikram's Acting

9th: Kaakha Kaakha - Surya, Jyothika - This movie is simply a Gautham's classic, every bit of the movie was thrilling and entertaining. Songs are this movies highlight

8th: Bhaashaa - Rajinikanth, Naghma - Hooo, a typical Rajinikanth movie and still is one of his all time best. Story line was simply ultimate, suits Super Star.

7th: Netrikan - Rajinikanth, Sarita - This movie is famous for Ranjini's anti hero role, it has an excellent story. Highlight was Balachander's direction

6th: Mouna Raagam - Mohan, Karthik, Revathi - The movie which proved that even mohan can act. Wonderful screenplay. Highlight was Karthik's role in this film.

5th: Naayagan - Kamal Hassan, Sharanya - Everything is top notch in this film, especially the music and re-recording. Highlight was the story, too good of a film

4th: Mudhalvan - Arjun, Manisha Koirala - A perfect example of a great screenplay. Excellent story line. Highlight of this movie is its Screenplay

3rd: Moondraam Pirai - Kamal Hassan, Sridevi - Its a sheer class film, wonderfully directed by Balu Mahendra - Highlight of this movie was its climax, kamal made us cry

2nd: Kaadhal - Barath, Sandhya - This is one of the movie which brought tears into my eyes after a long time. Highlight of this movie was acting of all new comers.

1st: MOZHI - Prithivi Raj, Jyothika - THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE OF THIS YEAR 2007. Hats off to Jyothika for her superb acting, she was well supported by Prakash Raj with his wonderful performance, but the star of the movie was Jyothika and this movie has rewritten the way of taking a film, and proved to all directors that people are not only enjoying MASALA films, but they are ready to accept films of this kind, which touches everyone's heart.

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Dec 27, 2007

Bold Benazir Bhutto is no more ...



With a very heart i write this blog. Just 2 hours back PAKISTAN has lost one of its eminent personalities, a great leader and a wonderful human being Benazir Bhutto. Its a shameful act by the Musharaf government by not giving enough protection to one of its great leader and led way to her assasination. Bhutto was shot 5 times using an AK-47 rifile and a suicide bomber blew himself off killing atleast 30 persons. Benazir succumbed to her injuries and died at around 6:16 PM pakistan time.
I had a high respect for this great personality, i admired her character, strength and courage by which she fought the musharaf government. She came back to pakistan during the month of august 2007 after being in exile for over 9 years in the UK, she was determined to dethrone Musharaf in this coming general election and was sure of accquiring the term for the third time, but fate decided the other way and this wonderful soul was taken back by the almighty Allah. I sincerely pray for her soul to rest in peace.

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Dec 26, 2007

Tsunami ...

கடலை விட்டு ஓடி வந்த ஓடுகாலியே
ஊருக்குள் நீயும் வந்தால் ஊரு காலியே
This was one of the funny poem which was published in one of the leading tamil magazine when entire south india was hit by this water demon. Till 25th December 2004 no one knew the term called TSUNAMI, but on that fateful black sunday 26th December 2004, all of a sudden this word got famous for all the wrong reasons. It all happened in no time and got over in a flash, in just a matter of 7 to 10 minutes it swallowed thousands and thousands of human bodies across the asia pacific belt, the worst affected contries are Indonesia, Srilanka and India. This incident will always be a pain in everybody's heart who happened to witness this tragedy, my heart goes for all those who have lost their loved ones and pray to GOD for them to give courage and strength to face life and let time be the best medicine to heal such a deep wound.

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Waiting for Love ...

That was a romantic evening, where the skies looked to be in their best attire, its actually impossible for me to say what that color was in the sky, but it looked absolutely gorgeous. I was waiting for her in our usual meeting place, i never knew that waiting is such a pain untill i was infected by this love bug, i was growing impatient as the time rolled on, when i was about to leave, there came my angel in an even more best attire than the sky. She asked me whether i was waiting for a long time, i just pretended as if i came just a few seconds before her, and there came a striking reply back to me saying - "Then why so many peanut cones lying under my feet?" I dont have an answer to that, well, i said looking straight into her eyes "I love you", she said she could not hear that properly as the sound of the waves are too noisy, i again said "I love you" still she could not hear me, then i screamed "I LOVE YOU", this time i made sure that it was loud and clear to her.

I was disturbed by some touch, i could see a peanut selling lady vendor standing in front of me with her musculine husband and saying "Ivar thaan ga verkadala vaangi thunnutu, dhuttu ketaa ... enna paarthu I Love you nu sonaaru" ....

Bloody that was one more romantic dream for me in the beach.... what next .... rrrunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!

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Dec 24, 2007

Charlie Chaplin's - 30th Death Anniversary


Charlie Chaplin was a comic, a rebel and a humanist. Those three little words are the keys to discovering the man who is still considered to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. They are also the keys to appreciating his unique ability to bring tears of laughter to our eyes one minute. And tears of understanding the next. The kind of impact this little genuis brought into my life is un-measurable. We both have many similarities on the personal front, which probably i cannot put it here, he still lives with me and guides me in all walks of my life. I wouldn't have met him in person, nor we both wouldn't have exchanged a word between us, but i LOVE him more than anyone in this world. Its so unfortunate that i was not here in this world when this genius was making the entire world laugh. I would want to lead a life as he did and i should die the way he died. He came into this world as a pauper and died as a millionaire and when he died, he gave away all his fortune to the orphans of LONDON and died as a pauper. Though CANCER would have eaten his flesh, but his memories will always be with us, as long as this planet survives. I miss you my dear man, i miss you, hope to meet you at heaven very soon. Till then its bye from one of your die hard fan cum admirer - Satish

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My Perfect Rainy Day ...

Well, rainy days are always wet in our minds. If something that always facinates me, it can only be RAIN. I enjoy RAIN when i am outdoors or indoors, both has its own variety of mood that settles inside me. If i am out in rain, i dont prefer hiding myself underneath an umbrella, i love to get drenched, I love to walk all alone as long as i have a path to walk, dont care about how far i am from home, its something more devine to me. I somewhat feel that, as we get old, we try to distance ourselves from nature's wonderful spectacle callled RAIN, why is it so ?

RAIN is still the same, its pouring from heaven and kisses the earth all the time, but our views about RAIN has changed. When we were young, this the same mind which cried for going out and get wet in RAIN, dance as much as you can, splash water all over your body, roll on that wet ground, run like mad, design a lovely TITANIC and then make it sail on both sides or our street, for some poor designers like me, i used to simply tear a paper and then watch it float as long as it can in the streams that will be flowing on the sides of the road, when it drowns, you cry as if you have lost millions on that ship, and unfortunately those tears gets unnoticed in that RAIN.

So how does our perception about rain has changed as we grow ... check this out

Child

1. Will pray to GOD that the school should be off today
2. If the school is off, i love having that lunch box stuff in the morning, and it will taste delicious, even if its going to be thair saadham and lemon pickle
3. Running from pillar to post to collect all my friends in a common place and play LUDO / TRADE (Its still RAINING outside).
4. Having a hot cooked lunch in the noon, Sambar Saadham, Rasam Saadham, Potato-Onion spicy curry, Thair saadham with Maavadu.
5. Nice afternoon nap after that heavy lunch.
6. Checking outside the window every now and then, whether its raining or not. If the rain stops, happiness goes into a den.
7. Asking my mom quite frequently - "Eppo maa, mazhai nikkum, niiku fulla nikaadhu la", and expecting a favourable answer.
8. A hot plate of pakoda in the evening. Paati's preperation
9. Sailing countless paper boats with my friends, and wasting lots of paper (unfortunately once it happened to be my dad's important office documents which were floated and i was (happily) made to stand in rain for a hour or so)
10. Expected powercut in the evening will just spice up the day and double my joy.
11. Having dinner with a small keroscene lamp, where amma places hot sambar saadham balls on my hand, thotuka potato curry (Still its raining outside)
12. Listening to an absolute HORROR story naratted by your brother or sister (Jai bathrakhaali ... choo mandhra kaali, that was a realy HORROR store once upon a time)
13. Having a good night sleep inbetween my dad and mom, feeling very cozy inside a blanket (Its still raining outside ...)
Adult

1. Shit ... Its raining and how the hell i can get to work
2. I have to struggle to get an auto today and all auto wala's will ask double the meter
3. All my roads have become damp and i just dont like to walk in that sluggish mud road
4. The clothes i have washed will not get dried because of this dampness, why the hell it has to rain today
5. The fear of someone splashing mud water on your clothes
6. The fear of driving on a rainy day, your breaks dont obey what you say
7. If its a CRICKET match that day and if it stops the match, we curse the RAIN so badly.
8. Powercuts takes us to the top of irritation and makes us scream on anybody for anything
9. Checking outside the window every now and then and pray that RAIN should get stopped very soon
10. We Hate having dinner with a small keroscene lamp
11. Above all, you feel even more irritated when your kid is happily sailing boat and you have to go to work.

Can someone tell me, what made us to develop such an aversion towards RAIN as we grow up ? I am still trying to figure out the truth, but i know, i still LOVE this RAIN

Now you guys tell me, how did your early days went with RAIN, just leave a comment.

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Its New Year ... New Site ...!!!

Hi Folks, thanks a lot for all those who were encouraging me and supporting me in writing blogs. Its high time i decide on adding up somemore spice and richness to my blog, since blogger does not give us the freedom to modify the layout as per our wish, i have decided to go on with a seperate domain so that i can alter it to my wish.
From now on all visitors for http://iyerpaiyan.blogspot.com will be redirected my new website http://iyerpaiyan.com so please bookmark this new link for all my latest updates.
Thanks once again for all your support and encouragement.

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Dec 19, 2007

M S S ... A Fond Remembrance


M S Subbulakshmi, shortly accronymned as MS. I am not such a great follower of carnatic music, even though my grand fatehr is a famous musician who has been a GURU for well known singers like T R Mahalingam, Maharajapuram Santhanam, Soolamangalam Sisters etc, etc, but somewhat i was attracted by this great person, i am still figuring out what's that magnetism that attracted me in her. I started collecting her cine songs as well as her bhajans, trust me, her voice was mesmerizing. Just listen to her "Kurai ondrum illa marai moorthy kanna ..." song in a music system, you will be taken to a new world.

I should admit the fact that i was attracted towards that genius not for her songs, but for her looks. In tamil we would call "Pazhutha Sumangali", this term will be used for a women who lives with her husband for decades and she is a perfect example for that. Her beautiful kunkum on the forehead, her 2 sided nose studs, that wonderful silk saree she wores, a nice flower garland on her head, when you look at her in such an attire, automatically your hands will unite and you feel like seeing GOD in front of you. She had that tejus on her face which lasted till she died.

Her voice is GOD's gift and she herself is a GOD's gift to us. I still remember the day she died (11th December 2004), it was a very dry season and you cannot expect even a drop of rain, but on the day she died, even the nature cired, all of a sudden it started to pour in Chennai and it was something great, i think even GOD could not control his emotions, hence he cried. Her absence has created a big void in the world CARNATIC music and i dont think anyone can fill in that space. I just thought of remembering her on her 3rd death anniversary, and hence i dedicate this section to that great LEGEND

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Dec 7, 2007

She ...

Its been our first outing after our marriage and both of us were excited about that, i have my own plans of surprising her today and she was not aware of that. It all started well and went fine till we reached the most expensive hotel in the city for a candle lit dinner. This being an arranged marriage i did not have a full idea about her character and i thought this will be a good start to get to know each other. I left the choice of ordering the menu items for us to her and she got involved in reading that menu card so deeply, untill she heard a female voice calling ...

"Hey vasanth, what a surprise? Not even in the wildest of my dreams i thought i will meet you again, how are you ?", even i was extremly thrilled to see Vasanthi after a long time and i too reciprocated my happiness, i introduced my sweet heart to vasanthi and she told her that "This idiot didnt even call me for his marriage, but its a pleasure meeting you now".

Vasanthi is a personality who gels with every one and she is one girl everybody likes, I suddenly asked her where is Sindhu and its been almost 2 years since i met her, vasanthi told me that sindhu is very busy nowadays and even she had come to the hotel, my eyes sparkled for a moment and my heart skipped a beat over the excitement of me going to meet sindhu. Vasanthi told me that she will bring her to our table in a while and she went off. My sweet heart started to open her mouth - "Who is that girl ? Totally indecent, she is putting hands on you and talking ? I dont like that. BTW who is that sindhu ? and why do you have to enquire about her ? I could see the excitement in your face when you were asking about sindhu, if there is something that you are hiding from me, please confess now, i dont like people bluffing.
I was watching her till she finished and surprised to see that she has not given me an opportunity to speak, when i was about to tell her about sindhu, Vasanthi came along with that sweet little angel Sindhu who is 2 years old.

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Its terrible ...

It was very dark everywhere and terribly cold, i was crawing on my feet and trying to find my way out of that place. I pricked myself to see if i am conscious enough to believe what i am seeing in front of my eyes, yes, i could see one of my friend standing in front of me and it was extremely bright, i was thrilled to see him, i crawled towards him with my hands stretched and then screaming at him with joy, but suddenly it became completely dark and my friend dissapeared, i was crying with pain and terrible cold. Once again there was a spark of light and i could see my lovely wife standing in front of me, i waived my hands at her, but that went un-noticed, i could see her looking at me with tears rolling on her cheeks, but before i could reach her, she dissappeared and there was total darkness and i was gripped with that biting cold. I could hardly move my feet and was slowly fainting, then i could hear voices of people talking .....
Hey where is your husband yaar ? One of my friend asked my wife, and she replied, "Ah, dont talk about that drunken nut, it just now had a full bottle of wine and got into the refrigerator thinking that to be his bedroom".
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dec 4, 2007

Dog's - An Interesting Insight ...

I know everyone of you would have seen DOG's but does anyone of you have seen them in the way i see them ? Check this out and let me know on how many points you guys agree me and how many points are new to you. BTW - this applies to all the DOG's in this planet

1. Dogs before sitting (anywhere / anytime) they used to come around that place 3 times and then only it will sit. (Without doing that, they will never sit)
2. Dogs run from one place to another and stand there for couple of seconds and then come back to the same place from where they started (This is what they say "Naaiky Nikka Neramum illa, panna velai yum illa)
3. Dogs while running (chasing) / walking always have their toungue out. (This is what they say "Naaka thonga pottundu alayaradhu)
4. Dogs always use their left hind leg to scratch its left side of the body, to scratch their right side of their body they use their teeth and not the right hind leg. (I found out this after researching umpteen number of dogs)
5. Dogs while fighting with another dog always have their EARS straightened hard, it will not be soft as like its normal posture (I luv dog's ears, it will be soooo soft)
6. Dogs before peeing on any object will smell that object for a long time and then only pee on it. (chu chu ponathuku apporam smell panninaa naarumo enna mo ;-)))
7. Dogs are the quickest animal in the world to pee in a very short time, they actually take just 4 to 5 seconds for going 2 toilet, within no time they finish off that task. (Phewww ... atleast for this i could have born as a dog)
8. Dogs never deliver puppies in a broad day light, they have the sense of estimating their delivery time and make sure that it delivers in a DARK place
9. Dog's tail is always let out when it sleeps, that inturn serves as a sensor which will alert them from any potential danger
10. The ability of dog's tracing back to it's home is purely by the sense of smell. What smell ?? of course its URINE. That's the way two groups of dog demark their boundary in an area. (Enga area ulla varaadha)
11. Dogs are the only animal which mates during broad day light (I am sure everyone wud have noticed this atleast)

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Dec 3, 2007

Appa ...

Appa, enakku innikku oru interview irruku paa adhuku poganum, bus charge ku panam venum, oru 50 rooba irrundhaa tharaelaa ?

Hmmm, dora ithoda pala thadava 50, 50 roobaavaa vaangindu poirukael, aanaa vela vaanga thaan thuppu illa, rascal

Appavaoda andha vaarthai, raviya kooni kurugi poga vechudhu, irrundhaalum thirupi edhirthu pesara nelamai la avan illa, so vaaya moodindu appa munaadi ninaan, appa vum oru 50 rooba nota avan moonji la vitterinjutu ponaar

Ravi anniku pona interview successfulla mudinjudhu, avanuku maasm 7000 roobaai la sambalam, ravi aathuku oodi vandhu modhalla avan appa kitta thaan andha news a sonaan, avar kaal la vizhundhu aaseervaadham vaanginaan

"Appa neenga mattum enna mattam thataama irrundhurundhaa, naanum serious aa velai thediruka maataen, enakkum indha maadhiri oru nalla velai kedaichurukaadhu, unga kadipukku, romba thanks pa"

Enna paa, script a padika sonna, neenga engayo mind a ooda vittundu motu moolaya paarthundu irrukael nu Kannan avan school drama ku potaa andha script aa avan appa ramanujam kitta kaati ketaan, kadaisi room lerndhu thaathaa irumbal satham ketudhu, appo thaan Ramanujathuku soodu potaa maadhiri orachudhu, namba appa kooda ippadi nambala kandipaa valarthadhu naala thaanae naa inniku oru periya charted accountant aa irrukaen, but avar chinna vayasula enna romba kandichu valarthaar nu sollitu, avara oru thani room la potu naaya valarkaraa maadhiri vechurukaenae, naa evalo periya paavi

Appa, irungo paa thanni kondu varaen nu ramanujam thaathaa room kulla oodi poradhaa aacharyamaa paarthaan kannan!!!

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Kavidhaigal ...

அழும் குழந்தைக்கு நிலா சோறு ஊட்டினாள் தாய்

உன் முகம் காட்டி

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அவள் குனிந்து பெருக்கினாள்

அறை சுத்தமானது

மனம் குப்பையானது

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Deleting Controversial Blog's

Based on the request from one of my best friend, i am deleting two blog's which were hurting a particular community. I still dont regret for what i worte in my blog, but i just can't ignore my friends request, so i am deleting those entries. I apologise if that would have hurt any of your centiments.

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Dec 2, 2007

Newly Engaged ? ... What to talk yaar ??

Hmmm, i was actually planning to put this on my blog for a long time. We have information for anything on the internet, but when it comes to relationships, we dont actually find much of information. In a country like INDIA, marriage is a very very complex affair, that too arranged marriage is something i call as "GAMBLE" not all the time you click the right chord. The interesting part of arranged marriage comes when the GUY and the GIRL meets in person and then start discussing about their likes and dis-likes and with a certain amount of trade-off they agree to tie the knot.

Well i am not going to talk anything about arranged marriage here, i am just going to give some tips for couples who have got engaged and are waiting to get married, so the time between engagement and marriage is suppose to be the most ROMANTIC period of their life (atleast i want mine to be ROMANTIC between that time window), but not all couples are really comfortable in this period and will run out of steam in a couple of meetings and then dunno what to talk, so me being an experienced campigner in such things (iyayoo ... enakku engagement aagala pa, but neraya kadala poturukom la, andha experience a thaan sonnaen) thought of giving a few tips here.

What intrests a GUY - Pasangaluku enna topics pesinaa pudikum - TO GIRLS

Generally guys will be impressed if a girl talks more about sports and its statistics, coz not many girls follow (any) sports. Not all guys watch movies (take it from me) and hence wasting much of a time in asking silly question like, who is your fav actor / actress is not going to help for an interesting meeting / topic.

Guys like when the girl talks on subjects which are boyish, you got my point ? In the sense, if a girl talks on stuffs that are generally discussed amongst guys circle, he will be excited, at this juncture i would like to clarify a point to all that, dont always think that GUYS will talk only abt that THREE letter word when they are with a gang, that's absolutely rubbish, ofcourse we do talk about girls but that will not be the only topic. Guys do know that girls always like "Last Bench Folks" than a "First bench 1st rank holder (sathiyamaa sollaraen pa).

So you girls should talk on topics related to girls, ask him whether he "Sightadichufys", and what does he think about love marriage, Thanni / Cigarrete adikara pazhakam irrundhudhaa ? or irrukaa ? appadi adichaa endha brand adipaan ? If you girls think that its too early a stage to ask such questions, don worry, for beginner's i have my next paragraph.

I am sure engaged people live over the phone and everytime they talk (for 1hr and above) all they discuss will be this - "Had your breakfast / lunch / dinner ?", "Hey enna pannara ?", "Thookam varalayaa ?" (eppo 12 mani ku phone panni indha question na ketpaanga), "Hmm .. Hmm ... ya ... apporam ? .. vera enna .. ?" all these are very common words, please please please dont get into such a mode of conversation, i bet you, it will be damnnn sleepy and boring. So how to make this converstation interesting ? Here we go ...

1. Start a conversation by telling your favourite pass time
2. What you will love to do when you are having a day off
3. What is the most happiest moment you have had in your life till now
4. You can share some of your funniest college experiences / work experiences
5. You can talk about your exciting travel / outing you have had in the past
6. Tell about your friends but dont make that as a topic
7. What kind of dress you normally wear
8. Which is your favourite food and also you can tell how good you are at your culinary skills (onnum teriyaati paiyan ushaaraa irrupaan la)
9. You can tell about your younger days(school pona kaalathulerndhu aarambinga)
10. What are the things you are scared off the most
11. Just create a funny situation and ask him how he will react. eg. If you beat him or slap him hard by (mistake), how will he react ;-)

Ok ok ... i could hear the scream - "What is for guys to talk to girls", wait wait, here we go for that...

What intrests a GIRL - Ponnungaluku enna topics pesinaa pudikum - TO GUYS

SETHA VAAYA MOODINDU OLARAAMA CHAMATHAA IRRUNDHAALAE PODHUM DA PASANGALA, NAMBA VAAYA THORANDHAA THAAN WATERFALL OPEN AAIDUMAE, EDHUKU VAMBU, PESAAMA AVAA ENNA SOLLARAALO ADHA MATTUM KETUNDU IRRUNGO

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Nov 30, 2007

Kadalai Podaradhu Eppadi ??

Well, I dont think i need to give an explanation on the above mentioned subject, as this term is widely known to all south indian youths, well for the sake of "Dummies" who (still) does not know what this mean, here is a brief definition of the term - Kadalai means groundnut in english and this term is normally quoted under the context where a guy talks to a girl for a longer period of time on a subject which is (all the times) not at all relevant to the situation, environment or the individual. So here we are going to see a typical kinda conversation between a guy and a girl, just to understand how to follow this technique to cover a figure.
CAUTION: Over dosage of Kadalai Podaradhu can be harmful to any relationship, so reduce the dosage as accordingly.

Here we go ...
He and she meets in a pary of one of their common friend, neither of them have not met before and this is their conversation. Our guy is excited about meeting this new gal and wanna impress (depress) her at the first sight, this is what i call "Kill at first sight ..." (mokka pottu kollaradhu)

He: Hey!! I am rohit, working for a MNC s/w company in bangalore, you are sunitha rite ?
She: Hi, i think you have mistaken, i am not sunitha, i am Sindhu.
He: Oh, i am terribly sorry, your face cut actually resembles sunitha and hence this confusion
She: Ah, thats ok, it happens
He: Ya i know, you know what, i always get confused like this and have put myself in a spot many times.
She: Just nods ...
He: Infact, not many people take this as light as you took, thats a very good quality, i like it
She: Just smiles ...
He: Hope you didnt mistake me ? (expects a reply from her this time)
She: Not at all (Mission accomplished, so kept the frying pan over the stove, kadala varukarathuku thaan)
He: Thats good!!! Have we met before ?
She: I dont think so
He: Even i dont think we have met
She: (Tells herself) Appo enndha ezhavuku keta ??
He: Being in this IT industry, we meet lots of ppl and hence its obvious that we cant remember everyone na ?
She: ya
He: When i was going to the US, i happend to mistake one of my co-passengers as "Raghu" who was my ex colleague in Infosys, and was almost sure it was him, i went and gave a nice spat on his back, when he turned at me, i was shocked to see that it was not Raghu, hahahahaha (Adhu joke aam, adhunaala ivaru sirikaraaraam, he now expects her to laugh for his *JOKE*)
She: Iyoo, thaangala (tells herself)
He: Still LOL
She: Giving a blank stare at him
He: Did you ever had any such experiences like this ? (periya karan thaper ivaru, question ketkaraaru)
She: No
He: Actually it would be very funny you know, if you get into such situations, hahaha (thirumbavum sirikaraaru)
She: Doesn't know what to do and how to get rid of this guy, so cursing her friend for inviting such a BLADEU for party
He: You know, sachin once again missed a one day ton, i dont think he is concentrating on his batting nowadays, may be its high time he retires, what do you think ?
She: I hardly follow cricket
He: Heyyyy, commmooonnnn yaar, being in INDIA you should not say this, its more like a religion for us
She: I dont follow that religion, thats what i said
He: I am a cricket fanatic, i am watching this sport right from my school days, initially i felt that its an IDIOT's game, but later that game sucked me inside, and now i am an addict. It all started when my dad took me to watch an exhibition match which was held at M A Chidambaram Stadium in the year 1982, at that time Gavaskar was captaining the INDIAN team, and i think Gaekwad was the wise captain, not sure though. I am surprised to hear that you dont follow that game, you seem to be an interesting character yaar
She: (tells herselff) iyooooooo, oru TSUNAMI vandhu indha naaya vaarikitu poida koodaadhaa
He: But most of the girls dont like that sport, may be because it was termed as "Gentleman's Game" and not "Gentle Women's Game" hahahahaha (bayangaramaana joke aam, kachaa muchaa nu sirikaraaru namba hero)
She: No reaction whatsoever
He: Infact there is a joke, i dont know whether you know this, there is a temple called MELMARUVATHOOR in tamil nadu and only FEMALE devotees throng that temple the most, and after seeing the increase in female devotees, the government has changed the name of that city as "FEMALE MARUVATHOOR" hahahahahahahahaha (he was damn sure that she will be ROTFL for this great joke)
She: Giving a blank stare
He: I thought you dont follow the game cricket but it looks like you also dont follow jokes, hahahahaha (idhuvum joke aam, avarae solli sirikaraaru)
She: No Reaction
He: But i know girls are like that, they dont enjoy jokes that much, you know what, i have a friend called Nimmy, she is also like this, she never laughs for my jokes, hahahahahaha (ippo avan yaen sirichaan nu avanukae puriyala, loosu paya)
She: (tells herself) Oh ippo nee adikaradhelaam joke aa ? "Enna koduma saravanan idhu?"
He: OK yaar, what else ? (iyaakae enna pesaradhu nu teriyala ippo)
She: Nothing
He: Ya, since we are meeting for the first time there is nothing much to discuss, but i am sure you would have enjoyed this brief chat (ivarae, ivar olaralukku certificate kuduthukaraaru), it was a nice pass time na ?
She: Ya (vera ennatha solla mudiyum indha bladeu kitta)
He: Good that you too enjoyed, i have never been so open to anyone, but somewhat i felt very close to you and hence shared all my thoughts, i think these kinds of relationships just happen, what do you say ?
She: Oh i c
He: Infact you know, when i first joined my school in 1978, i was 3 yrs old
She: Aamaam, naanga elaam school serum boadhu 30 yrs old paaru (tells herself)
He: I am a very shy kid at school, you wont believe, i wont open my mouth a bit, even for eating food, hahahahahaha (marupadiyum joke sollirukaaru la ... adhaan avarae sirichukaraaru) while laughing, our hero slipped his mobile on the floor and have to bend and then take it, once he took his mobile
SHE: WAS NOT THERE ...............

So, ippo neenga mela padicha conversation thaan, oru typical example for KADALA PODARADHU, paartheengalaa pin velaiva ? andha ponnu sollikaama kholaama oodi poachu, so kadala podaradhum, paarthu podanum

Hmmm, vera oru story oada apporam meet pannaraen ungala ... BFN

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The THREE's ...

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
Satish
Sat
Cheetah (Friends call me this way, dunno why ?)


THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
Minorkunju
Kuttypaiyan
Cheetah

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
My Hair Style
My Slim and Sleek figure even at this age (Where most of the folks of my age show signs of pregnency, thoppaya thaan appadi sonnaen)
My Sharp Nose (Ppl whih sharp nose are supposed to be smart, but i am an exception)

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
My Back (i mean mudhugu, yaarum thappa nenaika vendaam), coz thats the place where i can't reach easily and sorinjufy
Again My Back
Again My Back

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
Chennai, Chennai, Singaara Chennai - The place where i love to die

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
Old maami's / maamaa's in weddings (They always ask when I am getting married)
Palli (Lizard)
Watching Sea / Ocean

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
My Alarm Clock cum Mobile
My SONY Music System with BOSE Speakers
My Laptop

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
Inner wears, Pant & Shirt (That's all)

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
Not being Possesive
Understanding
Trust / Belief

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in no particular order):
I can Sing a bit
I cook very well
I am a reserved personality

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
Dimple on Chin
Sharp Nose
Loosly Pinned Hair

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
Consult a doctor and overhaul my body (too many issues rite now ...)
Completing my comedy script (Which i am writing for a skit show)
Get out of this irritating city BANGALORE

THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING:
Acting in Cinema (Comedian Role only)
Starting Hotel / Catering Business
Freelancing S/W Projects (Any technology)

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
Thanjavur
Jammu Kashmir
Helsinki (Finland)

THREE KIDS NAMES YOU LIKE:
Dhanush, Gautham and Mugil for BOYS
Sahaana, Shruthi and Sindhu for GIRLS

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
Meet Sachin Tendulkar and wanna bowl atleast one ball at him

Singing a song for cinema
Writing a Hilarious Screen Play which makes everyone cry out of laughter

THREE PEOPLE WHOM I RESPECT AND ADMIRE IN MY LIFE:
Charlie Chaplin
Sachin Tendulkar
Mother Teresa

THREE PROFESSIONS I ADMIRE THE MOST:
Medical Representative (Its actually a very though job to do, take it from me)

Postman (Not only NOKIA which connects people ... in this world)
Nurse (They should have been named as Mother and not Sister)

THREE THINGS I HATE THE MOST
Talking behind the face
Smoking
Self Trumpeting

THREE THINGS I WOULD LOVE TO DO ON THE DAY I DIE:
Spending time at an Old Age Home
Playing with Kids in a Play School
Writing 5 Good Jokes

THREE THINGS COMES INTO THE MIND OF MY FRIENDS WHEN THEY HEAR ABOUT ME
My Sense of Humour
My Helping Tendancy
My Short-Temper, I am trying hard to change that.

THREE(make that more!!) PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO TAKE THIS QUIZ NOW:
All My Friends

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Nov 26, 2007

Silencing the Critics ...



I always wonder this master piece creation of GOD called "Sachin Tendulkar", he is always my ROLE model and i truely admire him not only for his cricketing skills on the field but even off the field i respect him for the way he is. He has this extrodinary ability of proving all the critics wrong by his actions, may be he is one perfect example for the saying "Actions speak louder than words". He has proved the entire world that he has not yet done with his cricket with his elegant knock(s) against pakistan in the recently concluded INDIAN OIL series, for those who were trumpeting on their roof saying "Tendulkar is gone, he has to retire, he has forgotten his batting, etc. etc." had to wear a black mask and then hide their faces behind their A*S. This little GENIUS has mesmerized me to the core that i can't take my eyes off him while he is on my TV screen. I wish i could meet him in person one day and then take a snap with him. I am still learning from this master the art of being patient, not over reacting to a situation, not getting excited for anything, keeping calm and composed etc. etc. the list is too long to be typed here as he has too many exceptional qualities to admire. GOD Bless this wonderful human being

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My New Smart Phone ...

Yeah, the devil is back!!!. I was determined a while back that i will not change my Sony Ericsson W830i for atleast a year all untill i saw this P1i, what else i can say other than "I fell for my temptation". I saw this cute little stuff through one of my friend and immedieatly the "devil" sitting inside me convinced my mind and then forced me to go and get this stuff the next day. There was a very heavy battle between my mind and my heart, but finally my heart won (as usually) and also i had a sound savings in my bank, so i was able to afford this hefty 20,600 bucks, but considering the features this little giant has in it, i dont think its priced on the higher side on the SmartPhone sector of phones. I sold my old mobile for 8000 bucks to one of my colleague. For more details about this phone, please visit P1I

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Nov 2, 2007

Tech Bites ...!!!

New XP Theme

Microsoft has launched a new XP theme which emulates the skin color of Vista, this has that attractive black shade and when applied looks fabulous. Its a real good change for all XP users who have been bored in looking at that conventional blue color. I bet you that this will really bring in a good change to your eyes, you can get that theme here

Video Conferencing Utility

Here is a cool video conferencing utility which is offering FREE service. This utility has been bundled with tons of features, but one quality that they have compromised is the VOICE clarity, which is not as great as Google Talk, i hope they rectify that in their next release. All you have to do is to create an user id with them and you are all set to start video conferencing. To get that utility click here ooVoo


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One more Angel Retires ...!!!



Its a real bad day for tennis as it has lost one of its champion player and we will never have a chance to see her playing again on any chanpionships. There once came a storm by name Martina Hingis which took every one by surprise. When Steffi Graf and Monical Seles were ruling both the clay and grass courts, this beauty came as a flash and then proved a real threat to those greats. Her first match was against World No 1. Steffi Graf, even though she lost the match, she gave a very tough fight to Steffi. It was all success afterwards as she played some aggressive tennis

I have not seen many women tennis players playing attcking tennis as most of them prefer playing base line tennis, but this little swiss beauty mastered the art of playing close to the nets and then attack the opponent from the word GO. Who could ever forget her French Open finals 1997 when she played against Monica Seles, she came back very strongly to win the title after she had lost the first set (0 - 1) and the second set was almost lost (1 -4), that was one match which will never fade from my memory. She got accolades from all of her counterparts not only for the talent she had on the court, but also off the court she is a wonderful personality. Her style of playing the sport with a sprit is something this younger generation should learn. During one of her match against an unseeded player, Martina actually played a cross court shot which the umpire failed to notice, but she was so down to earth that she refused that point and gave it to the opponent, and eventually she lost that game because of that.

She was often visited by injuries but that did not stop her from making a comeback to the circuit and go on winning two more grand slam titles under her belt. Its so unfortunate that she is making an un-graceful exit after she being suspected for doping in one of her wimbledon match. I strongly feel that WTA should not humiliate such a great player and they should have done this within closed doors and should'nt have brought this to the media, i am sure Martina is innocent. It was great that i am fortunate to watch this genius playing one of her match live in the US, its a dream come true for me. Good Bye you beauty, TENNIS will surely miss you.


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Oct 23, 2007

Completing My Songs DB ...

After 4 months of hard work, atlast i could complete my "Dream" collection of all my favourite songs. It has a total of 700 number composed by various artists. I will be cutting them on a DVD pretty soon and present the first copy of that to one of my best buddies as her engagement gift, her fiancee likes to hear ILLAYARAJA songs, so i hope he likes my collections. I will soon be publishing the list of all the songs that i have collected and then upload it to my blog.
I would like to thank http://sukravathanee.org/ members who really helped me a lot in getting some songs which were really tough for me to get on the internet. Thanks a ton to all those folks who have helped me in this regard.

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Oct 8, 2007

Water Birth ... The Future

Water birth is a method of giving birth, which involves immersion in warm water. Proponents believe this method is safe and provides many benefits for both mother and infant, including pain relief and a less traumatic birth experience for the baby. However, critics argue that the procedure introduces unnecessary risks to the infant such as infection and water inhalation.

History

The use of warm-water pools for labor and childbirth is a relatively recent phenomenon in Western societies. During the 1960s, Russian researcher Igor Charkovsky undertook considerable research into the safety and possible benefits of water birth in the Soviet Union. In the late 1960s, French obstetrician Frederick Leboyer developed the practice of immersing newly-born infants in warm water to help ease the transition from the womb to the outside world, and to mitigate the effects of any possible birth trauma.

Another French obstetrician, Michel Odent, took Leboyer's work further, using the warm-water birth pool for pain relief for the mother, and as a way to normalize the birth process. When some women refused to get out of the water to finish giving birth, Odent started researching the possible benefits for the baby of being born under water, as well as the potential problems in such births. By the late 1990s, thousands of women had given birth at Odent's birthing center at Pithiviers, and the notion of water birth had spread to many other Western countries.

Water birth first came to the United States through couples giving birth at home, but soon was introduced into the medical environment of hospitals and free-standing birth centers by obstetricians and certified nurse midwives. In 1991, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, New Hampshire became the first hospital to create a protocol for giving birth in water. By 2005, there were over 300 hospitals in the US that had adopted such protocols. More than three-quarters of all National Health Service hospitals in the UK provide this option for laboring women.
Benefits
For the baby
Childbirth can be a strenuous experience for the baby. Properly heated water[1] helps to ease the transition from the birth canal to the outside world because the warm liquid resembles the familiar intra-uterine environment, and softens light, colors and noises.
To the mother - Pain Management

Harper reports that water birth is an effective form of pain management during labor and delivery (Harper 2000). Water birth is a form of hydrotherapy which, in studies, has been shown to be an effective form of pain management for a variety of conditions especially lower back pain (a common complaint of women in labor)[citation needed]. In an appraisal of 17 randomized trials, two controlled studies, 12 cohort studies, and two case reports, it was concluded that there was a definite "benefit from hydrotherapy in pain, function, self-efficacy and affect, joint mobility, strength, and balance, particularly among older adults, subjects with rheumatic conditions and chronic low back pain," (Geytenbeek 2002). When compared with conventional pain management techniques for labor and delivery (e.g. anaesthesia and narcotics) hydrotherapy is also possibly a safer alternative. In studies, epidural anaesthesia (EDA), is correlated with an increased rate of instrumental (e.g. forceps in childbirth) delivery rates and also cesarean section rates (Ros et al. 2007). Full immersion in water promotes physiological responses in the mother that reduce pain including a redistribution of blood volume, which stimulates the release of oxytocin and vasopressin (Katz 1990), the latter which also increases oxytocin blood levels (Odent 1998). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that "the statistically significant reduction in maternal perception of pain and in the rate of epidural analgesia suggest that water immersion during the first stage of labour is beneficial for some women. No evidence was found that this benefit was associated with poorer outcomes for babies or longer labours."
Courtesy: WikiPedia

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Sep 25, 2007

CUPde India ...

Well... Well ... Well... What else i can say other than "Stupendous". I have seen many nail biting encounters in my life, but this one i would probably want to rate as number ONE in that list. Right from the word GO, the match was electrifying, not just because its an Indo-Pak encounter, but also its the WorldTwenty20 tournament final (A MINI world cup i would say). This is how the entire drama unfolded in that 3 hour long battle.

India won the toss and then chose to bat, knowing that we are good at batting and setting a target, but unfortunately our TOP order did not click the way it normally used to, barring the exception of Gautham Ghambir, who played a responsible and also an entertaining innings of 75 in just 50 balls, actually he is the guy who paved the route to INDIA's success. India did not seem to have any partnership going for a longer time, and as we all know FATE always has a different thought, the much expected explosive YUVRAJ failed to fire and his wicket has set the tempo in the paskistani camp and they were ecstatic after scalping that price wicket. INDIA were railing at 126 for 5 in the 17th over and GHAMBIR too fell for a short one from TANVEER and the young Rohit Sharma came to the rescue and played some blistering shots and took INDIA to a defendable total of 157 in 20 overs.

INDIA never looked favourites when they came into bowl, but R P Singh had different plans, he removed one of the opening batsmen in the first over and Pakistan were 4 for 1 at the end of it. Then came the real shocker (One of the shocker) from Sreeshanth where he was torn apart by Pakistani opening bastsmen Imran Nasir, he was firing from all cylinders and quickely he went to 34 in just 14 deliveries, it took a BRILLIANT straight hit onto the stumps by Robin Uthappa to get rid of that explosive player. That RUN OUT to me was the real turning point of the match. Robin was simply stunning in that throw, hats off to that guy

Pakistan were losing wickets at regular intervals and there was never a good partnership going for them, to add more salt to the wound, Irfan Pathan removed boith Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi in two consecutive deleveris and at this time pakistan were 95 for 6 and INDIA were really in the driver seat, but that feeling was short lived as Misbah-Ul-Haq had a different plan in his mind. We inititally thought that playing Harbhajan Singh at the depth is always going to be tough, but that theory proved us wrong as Misbah-Ul-Haq blasted 3 consecutive sixer's in the 17th over. This made the 57 off 24 balls equation to 37 of 18 balls, and the pendulum was surely swinging in the favor of PAKISTAN now.

Sreeshanth was asked to bowl the 18th over and that too was an expensive one, he gave 16 runs off that over but he took the wicket of Shohail Tanveer and the score read 140 for 8 at the end of 18th over. R P Singh was the bowler to bowl the 19th over and he did a very good job of keeping it tight and also removing Umar Gul, this made Mohamed Asif to come into the crease and he survived a thick edge of his bat and the ball raised to the boundary. It was extremely nervous by now and I was speechless, I know that Harbajan will be bowling the last one, but to all the viewer's surprise the ball was handed over to Joginder Sharma who has not had a good rythm or speed in his bowling.

The entire nation was stunned and shocked to see him bowl the last over in such a crunch finals, even i was upset over DHONI's choice, but nothing can be done and hence we were praying that Joginder should bowl well, he started off the over with a biggggg WIDE and the equation read 12 off 6 balls, the next one was again very close to the WIDE lines and he is lucky to survive a WIDE call from the umpire, the 3rd ball which he bowled would have certainly made all the INDIAN's heart to skip a beat as Misbah-Ul-Haq dashed it over the Long-off fence for a fierceful SIXER, now the equation is 6 off 3 balls, considering the reputation of PAKISTANI's finishing off in style we INDIAN's were 100 sure that this match has certainly slipped out of INDIA's hand, and then came the moment to CHERISH in our hearts forever, Joginder Sharma bowled his usual half pitched slow delivery and Misbah-Ul-Haq has pre-meditated his shot to SCOUP it over the fine leg, as the player was standing inside the 15 yard circle, but he did not time it very well and as a result it did not gather the required distance,rather it got the height and Sreeshanth gracefull accepted the catch, that's it INDIANS WERE THE WORLD 20-20 CHANMPIONS and the entire Johannesberg stadium was set on FIRE, it was celebrations all the way. Misbah-Ul-Haq could not believe is luck and he stuck himself to the pitch, the mood at the PAKISTANI camp was quite obvious and players could just not believe what they have witnessed a while ago.

This is one mathc where the pendullum was swinging in both the ways till the very last ball was bowled, it was quite an absolute cracker of a FINAL for this World Twenty20 competition, the organiser's and the sponsors couldn't have asked for anymore. There were celebration across the nation and it people went on partying till late in the morning. I was one amongst those happy INDIAN citizen and watched this exciting game with my team member Sivakumar on my newly bought Samsung 32" LCD TV. I am sure, it would take many more years to withess onc such cracker again in my life.

MOM - Irfan Pathan
MOT - Shahid Afridi
India - 157 for 6 in 20 Overs
Pakistan - 151 Allout in 20 Overs.
Well done team india and keep up the same momentum for this upcoming tour of Australia next week.

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Sep 21, 2007

Its Raining Sixes in Durban ...

Yeah, i am back to blogging after a long time, hectic work forced me to distance myself from blogging, but that is something which i volunteered myself. Ah, there were many interesting things that happen in this gap and the one important thing is the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup which kicked off on the 11th of September 2007 in South Africa. 16 cricketing nations have taken place in this competition and INDIA being the least favourite team in the competition have really done well and are now into the SEMI's and meeting the world champions.
There was one match between INDIA and England where in Yuvraj Singh blasted the impossible 6 sixers in an over and i was so fortunate to watch that live and it was simply mindblowing. For those you have missed out, check out this video

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Sep 9, 2007

Corporatisation of Crime

Where else such bizzare things happen if not in INDIA, here is a very interesting news which i came across quite recently.

Here is the latest in the corporatisation of crime. An agreement on STAMP PAPER is duely signed by the KIDNAPPERS and the victim's family saying that the victim's family will not go to the cops after the release of the KIDNAPPED individual even if the same person is KIDNAPPED again !!!! This bizarre sequence of events dates back to August 19th 2007 when a 14 year old "Saddam" went missing from outside his house in Uttar Pradesh, after a frantic search in the neighbourhood, the boy's father went to the police to lodge a "Kidnapping" case. With their usual nonchalance, the cops told the desperate father to go hunt for the boy himself.

Left on his own devices, the victim's father made enquired but drew blank. Then on September 2nd, he was contacted by the kidnappers and they asked him to come to a remote village, the father begged the kidnappers to return his son, as he is his only "hope" for future, but the kidnappers were adament, but the father kept begging for mercy and finally he signed a BOND with the kidnappers on a stamp paper and got his son released.


Waittttt, the story does not end here, the interesting part comes now. We all have the habit of procuring a loan and then paying that money in easy monthly installments (EMI), what if the same option is given by the kidnappers for bringing back home our loved ones who are kidnapped ? Yes, kidnappers are now giving an option to the vicitm's family to pay the "Ransom" they have demanded in easy installments and its absolutely "Interest" free!!!! Sounds interesting ah? Well, no wonder if banks soon start allocating a scheme and issuing loans for "Kidnapping", but they do charge interest!!!!

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Sep 5, 2007

Back to Square 1 ...

Hmm, after enjoying nearly 4 months of lovely home made food prepared by my grany and aunt, i am now pushed back to kitchen, yes i have left my grany and aunt at chennai and i came to bangalore on the 2nd of this month. Initially i was supposed to go to hyderabad for a training, and hence i dropped my grany and aunt back to chennai, but later that got cancelled due to the serial bomb blasts that happened at hyderabad.
It was very different for me to cook after a long time and luckily i did not forget my culinary skills. I am planning to cook more variety dishes and then keep myself busy during the weekends. I am now back to bachelor life and have to do all household activities on my own, but this is not a reason for me to get married :-)
I need to find out ways to keep myslef busy and kill my lonliness during the weekends!!!!

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Aug 31, 2007

Its Vacation Time !!!

Its been a long time plan from my end to take a vacation and go to chennai and at last that happened on the 24th of this month. I along with my grany and aunt went back to chennai and i immediately plunged into vacation mood and slipped away from chennai to some beautiful villagges of south india. I usually go on a pilgrimage tour with my dad once a year and this time too we both had been to Mayavaram, Kumbakonam and to all navagraha sthalams.
I always love nature and admire its beauty, and once again i was absorbed by the nature when i was roaming inside those remote villages. I really envy the kind of life style those villagers are enjoying, lushy green outfields, abundant source of water and above all, excellent human beings. If you are strandered some where and dunno the route, don worry, there will be 100s of people who will come for your rescue, still humanity is living in the villages.
I could not imagine a scenario where a person coming all the way from his house till the bus stand and then telling us that these are the busses which will go to mayavaram, dont board white board busses as they will go very slow and waiting with us till the bus arrives and then only going back, do you guys think that the same will happen in CITY ? why, even i will not do such a thing, the reason ??? i will pretend as if i am busy.
I am sure, going forward, our younger generation will not see COWS, CATTLES, DOGS on streets, as they are all getting extint inside the city, but in villages people live with them, each and every house has either a goat or a cow or a dog and its not being treated as a pet, its being treated as one member of the family. Nature is always a challenge to humans and it will still be a challenge to mankind forever, so lets not waste our time in competing with that, lets start loving it and protect it.
I came back to chennai with a very heavy heart, as i should continue my race of running behind MONEY!!!!

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Aug 22, 2007

Is ORKUT a Messenger of Death ??

Once again our infamous ORKUT has hit the headlines, but this time with a far more ugly face. Sometime back there were arguments in the parliment to shutdown this social network website as it found lots of communities which were created to degrade the character of Mahatma Gandhi, but all that roar and fuzz lasted only for the time of opening a COKE can.
Day before yesterday a MUMBAI based youth has lost his life for the crush he had developed on an unseen (beautiful) girl by name "Angel" whom he met and got accquinted thru ORKUT (this is what people say "A known devil is better than an Unknown Angel" ah!!!). The so called "She" pestered him to come and meet her in person at one of Mumbai's posh restaurants, but death awaited for him in the form of 3 youngsters (gangsters) who strangulated him to death and dumped him in his own SKODA.
The youth who was named Adnan, got accquinted with this "Angel" and developed some kind of closeness towards her. He has disclosed all his family details, where is dad works, what's his business etc etc. I am not able to believe the fact that educated people are falling trap to such plots, who on this earth would disclose such personal details to an unknown person ? I would rather say that DEATH was not awaiting him, instead he has invited DEATH.
ORKUT is a social network which has been created by GOOGLE for a different business reason, and that has to be used with some amount of consiousness within ourselves. This is second such DEATH that has happened siting the usage of ORKUT as the main cause.
Lets all wake up and make sure that we are not spinning a web around us where it will be very difficult for us to come out.
Pasangalaa, ponnu pera ketaalae waterfall start panaadheenga, ungala nambi unga kudumba irruku nu manasula vechukitu, velai pannunga. Not all girls are angel's nor DEVIL's so have a cautious approach.

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