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Thank You 2010...

Well, what an amazing roller-coaster year 2010 has been to me, it did a very good job in bringing out all the emotions out of me, it's like how Rajinikanth brings in all the emotions into CHITTI the robot. This year should be marked and highlighted in my life just for the fact that I too got married, though it was a sweet surprise to me, I did manage to handle that surprise very well. Life has changed a lot for me since V moved into my life.


This year started with my marriage and the sequence of events that followed it was nothing less than thrilling and challenging. I know married life is always challenging, it is not less than a higher education one has to undergo without a choice, you got to be a listener at times, you got to be the teacher at times, you got to be the deciding authority at times, likewise one has to play multiple roles and be successful in life.
One important lesson this 2010 taught me is, never give up and withdraw from a problem without even attempting to solve…

A Girl with a Yellow Bag ...

The morning sun focused right on her face and that generated enough heat to wake her up. Every soul and every life on this planet starts the day with some struggle, and I don’t think we will have exceptions to this statement and she is no exception to that as well. She rolled-over to her right and grabbed the yellow bag which she kept last night and placed a void stare at it, as we all know, real life does not bring in a swivel wave in front of us for flashbacks, so without that she slips in to her good old days

My mom is one of the greatest human being I have ever come across in her life, never ever in my life I have starved even for one meal till she was with me, morning breakfast would be ready even before I scratch my eyes and try to open it to see the first glimpse of the sun. A quick shower, a quick make-up and a yummy breakfast would trigger her day and it goes on till the last hour in the school gets over. Mom sleeps all through the day and works all through the night and that…

A Marriage. A Lesson ...

Marriage brings in new relations and relatives, though my family can easily fit in to a 13 seater tempo traveller, my wife's side needs 4 to 5 busses to fit in, and it is obvious that there will be functions which fall almost every week. This week it happened to be a wedding of my wife's cousin brother and there I went to Bhavani, a place near Erode to attend that function, it is the next biggest gathering for my wife's side after our wedding. Life always teaches you lessons and only few lessons reach your heart, in that way, I learnt another important lesson in my life at this wedding.
She was short, thin built, slightly bent, greyish-black curly hair, striking sindoor at her forehead, turmeric coated face, lots of nerves running on her wrinkled hand and always with a smile sticking on to her face. She was acting as the primary consultant in that marriage when it comes to "how-to-do-this-ritual", let it be on how to tie this knot or how to wear this saree or what…

ENDHIRAN ...

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I am back after a prolonged period of Hibernation and the man who woke me up from this hibernation is none other than our one and only super star Rajnikanth. I may be very late in posting this review, but what to do, I watched ENDHIRAN only this Saturday. I just cannot wait to blog about this and express my outburst of happiness and awe after watching this movie.

This movie had got every ingredient to make it a grand success, Rajnikanth, Shankar, and A R Rehman, what else you need? This is the combination which is assured of entertainment and failure is a term which never exists in the dictionary of this trio, and this in itself is a huge pressure to start with. These are the folks who constantly raise the bar for their own success and make sure they cross the new benchmark that they have set every time they perform and yes, this time too, the trio has spelt magic on the screen. Shankar has once again lived up to the expectation of robbing the producer whenever he directs a movie, the…

A Game that needs Oxygen ...

Being a die-hard cricket fan, the recent scandals are really hard to digest and that too I believe that a team like Pakistan has involved in this. To me Pakistan is one team who has this "Never say Die" attitude, they are one unit who I thought plays for the nation and not for anything else. This expose has shocked me and has put up a tough question for myself saying - "Do you still want to be a fanatic of this game?". I am not a person who watches only INDIA matches, I do watch that game played by any country, I appreciate that sport and the kind of talent that game has. When we hear such shocking stories, it pains so much that I have wasted good quality time watching that match, whereas I could have done something better.
PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) were already in a pool of scandals, starting from doping to captaincy issues to attack by terrorists on a visiting cricket team and now with this "Match Fixing" scandal the curtains are almost down for them …

Job Sucks ??

Why no one in this world is happy about their own job ? Does it mean that everyone in this world is caught at a wrong job ? I have been asking this question to many of my friends and relatives and also friends of friends of friends and relatives of relatives of relatives, the answer I get is unanimous, everyone says their job "sucks", so at the end of the day we all are doing work which we don't like and hence we tend to be less productive than our potential but we aspire to grow in that field and get high salaries, there seem to be a total disconnect in all these isn't it ? If I want to conduct a poll and ask all my readers of "What kind of profession you would want to be in, so that you enjoy every minute of it and be productive and proactive till the time you retire in that particular profession" I am sure all of us will find it very difficult to choose such a profession. We all are genetically designed to crib in whatever we do and the search for a full…

A Pattern Called LIFE ...

Please don't think that I have gone extremely philosophical after marriage and this post has nothing to do with the change in my marital status, this just struck me today morning when I was at loo and yes that is the time where I do some real quality thinking, that is the time when I have solved so many technical issues at work, that is the time I try to understand and analyze a problem better and yes that is the time I really dedicate to myself. I was wandering in my usual territory of "thinking-in-void" and suddenly I felt that everyone's life is nothing but a pattern, there is nothing that continues for long, or there is nothing one can do to understand or change that pattern. We tend to do something meticulously for a long long time, thinking that we will be doing only that till we hit doom, but unknowingly we change from that and keep doing some other thing and still feel as if we are going to do that till the end, life is funny isn't it ?

Once I used to co…

Hibernate to Standby

Ah, it’s quite refreshing to see that I myself worked out a way to come out of this hibernation and then take this step forward to post something on this blog after nearly 2 months. Yeah, blame it on the marriage and the other supporting activities that follow it. I used to be a person who will be online close to 18 hours a day, but nowadays I am not available once I get back from work and my time is purely managed by my wife, she being a home maker she literally waits for me to come and we try to spend some quality time together. We are living in a clubbed accommodation, I mean "joint-family" and there are surprises which are waiting to happen every now and then, and yes, it is happening. Some day you feel as if this life is bliss, someday you fell WTF ...

Marriage is a very big decision in anyone's life, and whatever your horoscope may say and how much ever compatibility the horoscopes have with each other, there are going to be surprises and let’s first make that very…

We are calling from ...

Off late I have developed this habit of talking to the agents who call on my cell phone w.r.t Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Movie Rentals etc etc without disconnecting the line immediately. I am using this as a great opportunity to improve my sense of humor skills and giving a nice entertainment to my colleagues who sit around me, I thought of sharing some of the conversations I have with few agents of this sort and I hope you guys would enjoy reading this ...

Movie Rental Company (BIGFlix)

Ringing .... Ringing .... Ringing ....

Me: Hello, Satish here

Agent: Sir, we are calling from BigFlix Movie rental, is this a right time to talk to you sir ?

Me: Ok, you just said "We" are calling from BigFlix, so how many people we have in the call ? Is this some kind of a conference call ?

Agent: No sir, this is not a conference call, we may just record this call for audit purpose

Me: So, it is just only you and I in this call and it would be better if you would have said - "I am c…

Married ...

After a short two week vacation for my marriage, I am back to work and as well to blogging. I got an answer to why folks have restricted to just one marriage (officially) in our society, it is so bloody taxing and it drains out every bit of energy an individual has. The oldies in the family actually bear the brunt of all these hungama, though they are mentally charged up to do things and participate in the proceedings; their physical stamina is not cooperating with them. I myself got physically and mentally exhausted in those three days and was waiting to get to home and vacate the marriage hall. Hindu tam-Brahms marriage rituals are pretty lengthy and elaborate and it would for sure test your stamina to the extent possible, starting from making you not to eat anything till you tie the knot to drying your tear glands in that hot, irritating smoke that comes out of the "homam" (fire), it is very very challenging.

I now have the rights to disagree with every astrologer and ever…

Fate or Curse ?

I always thought that GOD does not do any harm to people who does not do or think any harm to others and I strongly believe in that. In fact the way in which I gain strength in my life is by thinking that way, but one incident which happened recently did shatter all my belief in that statement, though I may pacify myself saying that it may be a one off case, my heart refuses to accept that. I am puzzled to know why GOD gives so much of a trouble to a family who has done only good things in her life and who thinks only good for others. This is the story of a family who is now in a terrible state and this is the same family who we look upon when our family was in a terrible shape.

We know this family for donkey years now, they lived in the same street where we lived and they are also from the same caste as like us. They are so rich and at the same time down to earth people. My father's family (when yours truly was not yet designed) is a very poor family, my granddad is a "music…

Oh My Grand Mom ...

This question has been haunting me for a long long time and hence I thought I can pen it down here, I know I may be kicking a storm by penning this, but I am open for debates. This article does not intend to hurt or harm anyone's ego and as we all know there is something called truth which is always bitter to digest. Ok without giving any more gyaan, let me dive into the topic. I am a person who has been brought up by my grandma who is now 87 years old, one thing that immediately strikes anyone's brain when we talk about grand mom’s is, their cooking, of course they are seasoned veterans who have tried their hands on cooking from the good old days where the mixies, gas stoves, grinders, cookers and other sophisticated equipments barged into our kitchen and obviously their cooking style is old fashioned, but the kind of taste they add to the items they make is something beyond words to explain here, so the question that I have been asking myself is, will this modern age women b…

லைலா ...

இந்த கவிதைகளுக்கு விதை ... தற்போது வீசி அடங்கிய லைலா எனும் புயல் ...

1. விடை பெற மறுக்கும் அலுவலக அலுவல்கள்
சற்றே களைப்படைந்த கண்களின் ஈரம்
நாற்காலின் சக்கரங்கள் பின்தள்ளி எழுகையில்
கண்ணாடியில் தெரித்துள்ள மழை துளிகள் ஈர்த்தது
சிறு குழந்தையின் பூரிப்போடு துள்ளியது மனது
ஓடிச்சென்று மழையின் சாரலை ஏந்தியது முகம்
வாழ்க்கையில் தொலைத்த சந்தோஷங்களில் ஒன்றை
நினைக்கையில் மழையோடு கரைந்தது கண்ணீர்
யாரோ ஒருவரின் அழைப்பில், மனதை மட்டும் மழையில் நனையவிட்டு
உடல் மட்டும் திரும்பிச்சென்று நாற்காலியில் அமர்ந்தது ...
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2. பிஞ்சு உடல் முழுவதும் அனலின் தாக்கம் ...
மகளை ஓங்கி அடித்த வலியில் எனக்கும் ஏக்கம் ...
வெளியில் நிற்காமல் கொட்டியது நான் நனைய விரும்பும் மழை ...
கொட்டும் மழையில் காகித படகு விட்டதா ஒரு பிழை ?
மனதிற்குள் வெதும்பி புழுங்கி அழுகையில், மெலிதாக கேட்டது குரல் ...
"இனிமே நா மழை ல நனையமாட்டேன், என்ன அடிக்காத ..."
அடைத்து வைத்த கண்ணீர் குடம் வெடித்து அடங்குகையில் ...
என் மேல் பொழிந்து வழிந்தது .... என் ஆசை மகள…

They do exist ...

Before even I start, let me tell you guys that I am not an atheist, I am a strong believer of GOD and I know there is nothing great in this world than GOD. That being said, I would like to tell you all that there are something called GHOSTS, DEMONS, DIABOLICAL, AND THE DARK, oh yaa these are the various forms of afterlife and how I got to know about all these ? Yes, I watched this series called "A Haunting" which was originally broadcasted on "Discovery" channel and now available as a complete archive on the web. Human mind does not believe most of the things unless or until it encounters it, and that is very much true when it comes to believing the existence of these paranormal powers and for folks who thought "Evil Dead" and "Exorcist" were mere cooked up horror stories, just hold on, those are real and there are evil spirits who actually show up with those gory looks. It is not that the director of those movies has cooked up such horrible fac…

Fan or Fanatic ?

Come-on guys, let's give a break. We all would have spoken about this, debated about this, argued about this, left it as it is about this for ages now but again and again we choose to pick the same topic and keep continuing to dig the same hole again and again. I am talking about the reactions of the citizens, media and the ex-cricketers of this country whenever INDIA performs badly at a big stage. I strongly support the Men in Blue and I will not accept anything that is going to tarnish their image. Guys see this as a game, I know every INDIAN is emotionally attached to this sport and so do I. There is a subtle difference between a "Fanatic" and a "Fan" of this sport. Fanatic is one who always believes that his team is the best and would not agree anything other than a victory for his team, but a Fan is someone who appreciates the sport for the way it is being played, irrespective of how the team he supports performs. Let’s all be a Fan and not a Fanatic...

Wh…

ஐயோ சுறா ...

என் உயிரினும் மேலான தமிழ் நெஞ்சங்களே உங்கள் அனைவருக்கும் ஓர் எச்சரிக்கை, தற்பொழுது வெளி வந்துள்ள சுறா எனும் திரைப்படத்தை தவறியும் கூட (சுவரொட்டிகளிலும் கூட) பார்க்க வேண்டாம் என்று கேட்டுக்கொள்கிறேன். தமிழ் நெஞ்சங்களின் சார்பாக நான் அந்த கொடிய விஷத்தை நேற்று இரவு பருகினேன், அந்த கொடிய விஷம் பற்றிய சில குறிப்புகளை தங்கள் முன் சமர்ப்பிக்கிறேன்.

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டேய் விஜய், நீ என்ன லூசா? உனக்கெல்லாம் கதை கேட்டு படம் செலக்ட் பண்ண தெரியாதா? டேய் நார மண்டையா, நீ போடற பிட்டு ரெம்ப ஓவரு, உன் மூஞ்சிக்கெல்லாம் இவளோ பிட்டு ஆகாது. டேய் சுனாமி என்ன வேகத்துல வரும், சுனாமி யோட பவர் என்ன, இதெல்லாம் உனக்கு தெரியாதாடா? நீ நடந்து வரும்போது காத்துல காஞ்ச இலை பறக்கறது, மண்ணு தெரிச்சு போறது, சூறாவளி அடிக்கறது இதெல்லாம் கூட பொறுத்துகிட்டேன் டா, ஆனா மகனே, நீ நடந்து வரும் போது உன் பின்னாடி சுனாமி வரா மாதிரி காட்டின பாரு, கையாலே அத மட்டும் என்னால சகிச்சுக்க முடியல டா, சேரி கழுத அத கூட நா மன்னிச்சு விட்டுடுவேன், ஆனா நீ ஒரு மொற ம…

Death for Kasab ?? ...

I am not a supporter of a terrorist so please do not interpret this post in that sense. So at last Kasab has been given the "death" sentence and the entire nation celebrated as if "Khamsa" was killed by "Krishna", as I always used to say, INDIA is a very emotionally sensitive country, we always have the tendency to over react and that over reaction wud just be like a fizz out of the opened soda bottle, be it 26/11 attack, Arushi murder case, Nithaari killings, Stamp paper scam, now the latest 3G spectrum tamaasha, we always react proactively, this Kasab case is no different from an emotionally uproar by a nation. I am not saying that what Kasab did is absolutely right, of course I too have a heart and I too wanted to see him hanging on the rope with his eyes and tongue popping out, but I really do not understand the whole point in executing Kasab ? He has done all the damage, he has achieved what he intended to do, and he is mentally prepared that he is g…

Mansion ...

Mani decided to take a walk out of the house as these frequent power cuts and non-stop opera by the mosquitoes pushes him off the bed and adding to that the summer heat makes sleeping next to impossible. He may forget to take his house keys while he steps out but not a pack of cigar and a lighter. He put on a torn t-shirt which had an inlet for air, just below his arm-pits and 2 of the three buttons were missing, he adjusted his hair and made sure that it does not look ugly as though he is gonna be photographed by the paparazzi at the middle of that night. It has been 6 years since he moved into this mansion at triplicane, and nothing has changed in his life since then, it’s the same warden, same room mates, same shabby restrooms, same food, and same job less life. Mani sucked hard and managed to bring down that full cigar to half in that one sucking and there goes circles of smoke in the air and Mani managed to put a straight line of smoke inside one of the circle and smiled to himse…