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மெகா சீரியல்

வாய் நிறைய சிரிப்போடும், முகம் நிறைய பொட்டோடும், சீவி பின்னிய சடையோடும் அலுவலகம் முடிந்து அலுப்பாக வரும் கணவனை மனைவி மார்கள் வரவேற்ற காலமெல்லாம் இதிகாசங்களிலும், புராணங்களிலும் தான் இனி பார்க்க முடியும். இபொழுது இருக்கும் நிலைமையே வேறு, அழுத கண்களோடும், சிந்தி சிந்தி சிவந்த மூக்கோடும், வீங்கிய முகத்தோடும் தான் இக்கால மனைவிமார்கள் கணவனை வரவேர்க்கின்றனர்...ஒரு முறை இப்படித்தான் ஒரு மாலை வேளையில், நானும் அலுவலகம் முடித்து களைப்புடன் வீடு திரும்பியபோது, விக்கி விக்கி அழுதுகொண்டே என் தோள்களில் சாய்ந்த என் மனைவியை பார்த்து பதறிப்போனேன், "என்னடா செல்லம் ஆச்சு உனக்கு, மாமன் நா இருக்கேன், என் கிட்ட சொல்லுடா உன் கஷ்டத்த" என்று ஆறுதல் கூரும்வண்ணம் வினவினேன், "கமலா சித்தி ஆக்சிடென்ட் ல செத்து போய்டாங்க" என்று கூறி, மேலும் எதுவும் பேச இயலாதவளாக அந்த ஒழுகும் பிசிபிசுப்பு மூக்கு சளியை என் புது சட்டையில் தேயத்தவளாய், அதன் மீதே முகம் புதைத்து அழுகையை தொடர்ந்தாள்.அவள் குடும்பத்து நபர்களை நான் மனதில் கொள்வதில்லை என்ற எண்ணம் அவளுக்கு எப்பொழுதும் உண்டு, அதை போலவே எனக்கு அவள் குடும்பத்த…

Umpire "Deferral" System ...

The new "Referral" system that is being introduced in the India - Srilanka Test Series is something which I seriously don't like. Its not for the fact that almost all the decisions that INDIA referred have gone against them, I somewhat feel we are slowly removing the importance of the on field umpires, and if this situation continues, there will be a stage where there wont be an on field umpire, seriously you don’t need one. I don’t believe in using technology for such things, all certain done, on field umpires are the best person to adjudge LBW decisions, using technology for that is not acceptable ...If this kind of new systems are being introduced, this will certainly bring down the respect what the players have for umpires. The reason being, let say that all the 3 referrals are going against the umpires favor and if the technology is going to award a decision which is opposite to that of the umpires, then the credibility of the decision making skills of the umpire wi…

"COW" Is ... WOW!!!

Is our world getting funny or is this what we call "one step towards innovation". I saw a very interesting program in Animal Planet this weekend. I wonder how people have so much of time to do such things and it’s actually wonderful to see that they have thought something useful to the society. If a small country like Ireland can do that, why can't we do the same at INDIA? We have ample resources and man power to do that. The investment cost for this whole business is just nothing I would say. Ok ok, let me not make you folks to scratch your head anymore, just continue reading ...

In Ireland do you know what they do to increase the productivity of cooking gas? Well I would say it’s a method which is one step before what we are already practicing at our villages and it’s popularly called as "Bio Gas". What we do there is, we collect the cow dung and then preserve it in a closed enclosure and then leave a small opening to collect the gas which the dung emits, and …

"Mendis" the Menace

What we witnessed in the recently concluded test match against Srilanka in Colombo does indicate a bitter fact that, the Indian team which has toured Srilanka is going to have a shameful 3 - 0 defeat at the hands of Muralidharan and Ajantha Mendis. It was actually a contest between 11 players in India Vs 2 players in Srilanka. The so called "famous" four, Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman, could only be spectators to that magnificent bowling spell by those two spinners ...
When Srilankan's piled up a mammoth score of 600 runs, I thought that its a batsmen paradise and our Indian top-order batsmen would make merry, but little I knew that they will be made "Curry" by those Srilankan spinners. It was a spineless, toothless, shameless response by this famous Indian batting line-up which failed to resist for even 2 days. The body language was not so optimistic when the Indians came to bat, I think their minds were already pregnant with the worries of how they are go…

"Serious" Bomb Blasts ...

With two consecutive serial blasts rocking the entire nation, some questions which still eludes an answer are "What is the purpose in killing innocent lives ?", What do these so called "Terrorists" want ? Which religion in this world preaches such barbaric acts ?. Its has now become a fashion statement for all those terrorist outfits to claim responsibility for any such incident, I think they are trying to prove a point to their fellow "competitors" that they are the best. I would certainly not blame the administration or the police department for these incidents, poor folks they are also caught unaware by these blasts. It is practically impossible to monitor the movements in a densely populated country like INDIA ...
The blasts that shook Bangalore was actually does not deserve to be called as "Bomb Blasts" when compared to what we witnessed in Ahmadabad. Being a very honest and a straight forward person, I want to pen my real thoughts in this b…

Iyer Marriages ...

I should admit that I drew inspiration for this post by reading a similar blog post, but I thot of putting my view on the same topic in my style and without any interference from the post I have read, though the points discussed here are quite different than what I had read, I wanted to make sure that I don’t copy any lines from it. Well this is one topic which I have wanted to write for a long time and that post which I read just lit the spark. I am here to discuss the funny aspects that are involved in a typical "Iyer" Marriage and I don’t know why people are not ready to change ...
Let me first start with "Jaanavaasam", the differences between a "Dead Body" procession and "Jaanavaasam" are very few, both the processions have the formality of throwing flowers, in both the processions the main person is made to sit (some old dead bodies are only made to sleep), both the processions have a dance performance in front of them, well, in the later th…

"Shocking" without Electricity...

The entire nation is facing a severe power crisis and it’s vowed to get worse in the days / months to come. The reason that has been sighted for this crisis is lack of RAIN. All the reservoirs which stage hosts for the hydra plants which generate tons of mega watts power are not able to generate the similar load which is required for all the other states to use. Throughout the nation there are load shedding schedules charted out and as per that schedule there will be a minimum of 4 hours of power cuts every day for the residential population and this duration is expected to increase further. The fate is quite similar for the production industries as well, but owing to the loss they may incur, the duration is reduced to 2 hours a day...Though the reason for this scarcity have been put on the lack of Rains, I personally feel that we citizens are to be blamed to the greatest degree, we have not used electricity with a caution when we had the supply in abundance. We still don’t have the h…

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Just came across this cool website where you can post your random thoughts and can scribble whatever you want, as usually you can make it view to all internet viewers. For those who always wanted to scribble or to say something and keep your self connected and communicated to the outside world like me, I would recommend this site to all. Just login to http://www.tumblr.com/ and then create your own tumblr site and its damn cool to create one. Try that out and have fun. To know my updates you have to visit http://iyerpaiyan.tumblr.com/

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It’s a very old house which is made up of curved bricks. It was one of the old houses in Mylapore, Chennai which still remains strong and posing a brave looks to the society telling "I will not turn into an apartment". It was the time where all independent house owners started to sell their houses to apartment builders and made huge money, but my dad is dead against the concept of "Apartment" and he rejected all tempting offers he got. Our house is one of the very rare independent houses which had three stages and it actually spans across streets, in the sense, our main entrance would be in one street and our back yard will actually end up in a different street...
Our house in Mylapore is popularly known as "Kuruvi Veedu", the reason is, our home served as a shelter to lots of sparrows and my dad is very sentimental about that, he feels happy that those birds are coming into his house without any fear and start building the nests, they even started to bree…

Alliance ...

Sindhu was walking in the park on an evening where the rain has just sprayed its blissful drops and the earth looked freshly wet, like a wet lip after a tight kiss. Sindhu just could not kill her loneliness any more inside that PG, and hence decided to come out for a walk, also the weather outside tempted her to peep out. Sindhu was thinking about her future, she knows that she needs to be a bread winner for her family, and after the loss of her father, she knew how tough was it for her mom to bring her up, and she was equally worried about her mom's future, if she happens to marry and go with her husband, with all these thoughts lingering in her mind, she was tapped on her shoulder by someone, she just got jerked by that unexpected tap, what a surprise...
It was none other than her colleague Vineeth who had been to the US, she was surprised to see him there and after those initial formal enquiries of how his trip was and how was the work etc etc. Sindhu decided to wish him a bye, …

Good Egg Analogy ...

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't last a week he normally buys two dozen at a time. One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents. The next time he buys groceries, eggs are 76 cents a dozen...
When asked to explain the price of eggs the store owner says, "The price has gone up and I have to raise my price accordingly". These store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. He checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised their prices. The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business. The huge egg farms sell 100,000 dozen eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to t he grocery stores. And on and on and on.
As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg truc…

Arushi's Murder - Resolved ?

It’s a big day of relief for Dr. Rajesh Talwar and his family and their worst nightmare of their life is partly over. I still admire the way the family has conducted themselves in this ordeal and the harrowing experience they underwent exposes the dark side of our law and the police department, its pretty evident that a common man when found himself in such a tangle has no way to prove his innocence other than being a mere spectator inside the jail. If at all there would not be such great media attention, I don’t think Rajesh would have got out this sooner...
But who is responsible for the trauma this family underwent?? What anyone can do now to repair the damage the media and the police have done to their character?? I would solely blame the media for all these fuss. I don’t deny the fact that they played a major role in not letting down this investigation die, but they are more responsible for the "character assassination" they have done on the talwar's. The media at ti…

Dasavatharam - Movie Review

Ah, I hope I am not going to get caught in the brilliance of Kamal Hassan's effort and acting while penning this review of "Dasavatharam", I would want to write it in its true sense and do justice to the movie and also to my review. Let me first talk about the story line, to be honest, I would say, Oscar Ravichandran has taken a big risk of investing such a huge amount on this story. There is absolutely no story line involved, right from the first scene to the last scene, you are literally absorbed by one man's brilliance and that is Kamal Hassan ...
I also felt that there has been absolutely no correlation between the scenes and even though you cannot discount the fact that Kamal has taken strenuous efforts to show appreciable variance between the 10 roles, not just by its make-up, but also through body language and voice modulations, I some what feel that he has casted 10 roles just for the heck of it. Certain characters like that old lady, son of a muslim (nagesh),…