Friday, 18 April 2008


IPL inauguration today!
Whatta grand event it was...hv never seen something like that.
I really wished I was in Bangalore watching it personally than on TV.
I am sure that it would have raised the eye-brows of the cricketers,cricket fans and all the people and media associated with this game across the world...Can India do so much for cricket??? They all would have definitely thought like this. was like (or even more than) a Olympic or some world cup inauguration!!!

I was telling it to Geetha and she got too wild, coz she feels,its all waste of money and instead this money may go to help poor people or some new five year plan may be set up! She was furious to the extent that she said to me,"get lost
dont u ever talk to me abt crkt..plssssssssssssssssssssss".
This is exactly what she said.I copied it from the chat session.

I actually hate cricket more than anyone in the world, but for personal reasons.My husband is too addicted to it. He plays for a club, and spends lotsa time in his practice sessions and matches, and when he is home too, he is glued to some 'xyz' match on the television or playing slogouts, reading something in, etc.
This game steals his time from me. I even make fun that if ever God Gives him choices between me and Sachin, he would choose Sachin.

But what I personally feel is different from what it actually is. One should see how the crowd relished the function and is relishing the game as such. It is surely a great entertainment to most of us. The whole crowd that was present in the Bangalore stadium today would have just forgotten all their stress and got refreshed. If this is considered waste of money, then I feel all the media that entertains people, be it movies, satellite TVs, theme parks or anything for that matter, must all pack up and spend money with the need and poor. I mean, I agree that poverty must be treated and all those arguments related to it, but I certainly feel an entertainer game like cricket must be welcome.

Tailpiece: Aparna, my friend about whom I will talk in a later episode of no name yet, her husband works for Mukesh Ambani at Reliance Industries.Today she said that his team has designed the suit that Sachin was wearing at the inaugurals. It feels good for me.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

No Name Yet - Part 5

From Delhi, I moved to another company in Bangalore, and stayed in BTM layout with few other girls. Subhashini (yes, the same one as in Part 3), Kala, Bhamimi, Ramalakshmi, Sathiya and Prabha. We were more or less of the same age group. All the complications that would arise in such a stay would arise among us also. Like, who would take bath at what time, whose liking the menu would be based on??...May sound silly, but they were serious issues frankly. We all really lacked that feeling of togetherness. One would like green chilly and it would not suit the other. 'For one beetroot would be a favourite veggie and the other hates it like nething'...and 'which channel to watch'...'Who will give up on such issues'...During most arguments, I was the one moderating...and these arguments were not verbal, it was all through group e-mails. Finally they named me Nattamai..:-)...and I used to make that pose like Vijayakumar in the intro scene of Nattamai movie.

But inspite of all these, we had loads of fun. We would hire DVDs and watch movies all night in the weekends, Kala was the one to plan the snacks, marie biscuit and tea mostly. We really relished each others' cooking. I have watched lots and lots of hindi movies with these girls. And we have been to many theaters in Bangalore. Also we made trips to Nandi hills, Mysore and Fun world. We used to celebrate our festivals like vinayaka chadurthi, pooja in the most traditional way, with all the traditional items like kozhukkattai, sundal etc.

We always had home-made sunday snacks, even though we would want to make some, and it would turn to be something else. Whether we enjoyed the snacks or not, we enjoyed the making of it...:-)Gobi manchuriyan was the ultimate one, as we did not have corn flour, I like a 'Big Chef' suggested to grind corn flakes to get corn flour, and the other ducks believed it and did the same and when we were trying to fry the gobis dipped in corn(flakes) flour, all the flour got seperated and we got gobi and flour manchurians seperately. The tragedy was that Ramalakshmi told her collegues who were working on sunday that she would get them gobi manchuriyan and they were waiting...

One thing none of us were good at, was to keep the house clean. Our house used to look like 'kuppa thotti' all the time.

All of them are well settled now, and we are in touch, not so often though.

People I am gonna blog about in my next episode, are some that I feel "Blessed with".
Watch this space!

(To be continued)

No Name Yet - Part 4

Took so long a gap to write the part 4...*sigh*
Here I go!

After college, I joined a company in chennai where I acquired some friends.
30 of us from this company have got transferred to the head office in Delhi, after one year of being in Chennai. Amongst this 30, 6 of us were girls and we took a house for rent and stayed together, very close to our office in Gurgaon.
Along with me there were Subha Santhanam, Vidya Anantharaman, Anitha - I used to call her Antoo, Malathi S Iyengar - she loved to refer her this way, Namrata Limaye -the only Non-tamil of the six.
All that was common in us was that we worked for the same company and we lived in the same house. But otherwise, we were like navagrahams, each facing one side...yeah we were so different, our kind, our tastes, our interests...nothing was alike.
The moment we step in office, we would have different friends for each of us!!! huh.
One thing I must really thank these girls for, I started cooking for the first time during that stay and whatever crap I made, they never complained and they used to encourage me and appreciate me.
I have become beauty conscious while I was with them, have learnt a lot about doing facial, pedicure etc...
They insisted me to buy a jeans and that was the first time I wore a jeans...funtime.
Each had a unique talent, Subha was so witty and she had loads of mind presence, Malathi used to sing so well, Vidya too and she was the one to teach us beauty tips, Nam was so trendy and bubbly and Antoo, so composed.
Me and Antoo made a trip to Agra with few other colleagues on a friday, we went all the way to find out that Tajmahal was closed on Fridays...~Sigh~
We also had few other outings, shopping in Delhi etc...
After leaving from Delhi, we were not so much in touch, but its not that we totally lost it as well, we catch up on yahoo,gchats with some smileys and hi,bye..they are all well settled, Antoo being married to a common friend of me and my husband - Surya.
Actually my husband and Surya also worked with us in the same company, transferred to Delhi etc, and Antoo and Surya got married and few months later when me and my hub announced our wedding, our colleagues were like, "நம்ம கம்பெனி ல எத்தினி பேரு டா இப்புடி கிளம்பிருக்கீங்க??"

There were many other people with whom I used to pass time while in the chennai office, we used to share the lunch table, have lengthy coffee breaks and leisure walks and I am in touch with only Vaneetha, that too very occasionally in gchat.
I was staying in a PG in Velacherry while in Chennai, and me being a chatter-box obviously had many time-being friends. Ezhil, who I felt damn sweet, is still in touch with me through email and phone. From her I get to know about the other girl Jeyalakshmi, but about my other room-mates, Gayathri, Jinci, Swetha..I really dont know.
We all had visited Mangaadu amman temple together...that was the first time I went there. We all would sit together and watch 'Chithie' serial in sun TV and also sun music was our all time favourite. The day when Chithie climax was to be telecasted it was like a big day in our PG, with all the girls sitting and biting nails in front of the TV...:-)

Jincy was from Kerala and she made me watch, 'Summer in Bethlegam' mallu movie, which was later remade in Tamil as 'Lesa Lesa'. She was the only one to have a mobile phone in our room....hoooo.
I was the one to sing(?) to some extent in that room, so these girls would ask me to sing, and they would listen and say, "its good...". Me happy.I used to even sing to their choice...hee hee.
Had good time in this PG, though for a very short period of 5 months or so, before leaving for Delhi.

(To be continued)

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

டைரக்டர் பாலாவுக்கு...

உங்களுக்கு எதுக்கு இப்டி ஒரு கொலை வெறி?
உங்க படத்துல கண்டிப்பா யாராச்சும் ஒருத்தரை கொல்லுறீங்க...
அதுலயும் சூர்யா ரொம்ப பாவம். ரெண்டு படத்துல அவரை போட்டு தள்ளிட்டீங்க.
விக்ரமை மட்டும் எப்போவும் உயிரோட..ஆனா offmind ஆ அலைய விடுறீங்க...
atleast "நான் கடவுள்" படத்துல எல்லாரையும் normal ஆ விட்டு வெய்யுங்க, இல்லன்னா படம் பாக்க வரவங்கல்லாம் "அதான் தெரியுமே" ன்னு சொல்லிட்டு போய்டுவாங்க...சொல்லிட்டேன் ....ஆமா...
பெரும்பாலான தமிழ் blog sites ல atleast ஒரு பதிவாவது சினிமா பத்தி போடுறாங்க.
கொஞ்சம் கமர்ஷியல் ஆ இருக்கணும் ல...
so நானும்....
நான் நெறைய படம் பாப்பேன். அதுவும் abroad வந்த அப்றோம் ரொம்ப too much.
தமிழ், ஹிந்தி, தெலுங்கு, மலையாளம் னு நாலு language படமும் பாத்து தள்ளுறோம் நானும் அவரும். எங்க ரெண்டு பேருக்குமே இங்கிலீஷ் படம் பாக்குற taste இல்ல. நாங்களும் வளத்துக்க try பண்ணி, சில படம் பாத்தோம். "its not our kind" னு "ச்சீ , இந்த பழம் புளிக்கும்" பழமொழிய style ஆ சொல்லிட்டு free யா விட்டுட்டோம். என்னா நாங்க try பண்ண படம் லாம் அப்டி. ""casino royale", "M I"......sniff.

இப்போ விஷயம் என்னன்னா அர்ஜுன் தூங்கிட்டு இருக்கதுனால நான் வெட்டியா இருக்கேன். so அவனுக்கு வயது வரும் போது , நம்முடைய காலத்துல வந்த எந்த படம் லாம் அவனை பாக்க வெக்கணும் னு யோசிச்சேன்.

இது எனக்கு பிடித்த படங்களின் list அல்ல. அது ரொம்ப பெரிசு.

1. அன்பே சிவம்
2. அந்நியன்
3. மொழி
4. கண்ட நாள் முதல்
5. Dil Chahta hai
6. lagaan


list வளரும்.

நான் கதை கேட்ட கதை...

நான் சின்ன புள்ளயா இருக்கப்போ கொஞ்சம் தில்லாலங்கடி யா தான் இருந்து இருக்கேன். இது எங்க சித்தப்பா என்னிடம் பகிர்ந்து கொண்ட என் சிறு வயது நிகழ்வுகளில் ஒன்று.

எனக்கு ஒரு நாலு வயசு இருக்குமாம்.
அப்பல்லாம் எனக்கு கதை கேக்க ரொம்ப பிடிக்குமாம்.
எல்லா பிள்ளைங்களும் மாதிரி தான்.
எனக்கு சில நேரத்துல கதை சொல்றது எங்க சித்தப்பா.
எனக்கு கதையில கிளைமாக்ஸ் 'அப்புறமா எல்லாரும் சந்தோஷமா இருந்தாங்களாம்" அப்டி இருக்கணுமாம். அப்டி இல்லன்னா ரொம்ப சோகமா சமயத்துல அழுவ கூட ஆரம்பிச்சுடுவேனாம்.
இப்போ கூட எனக்கு anti-climax உள்ள படங்கள் பாத்தா கடுப்பா இருக்கும். என்னடா இப்டி முடிஞ்சுடுச்சே னு நெனைப்பேன்.

எங்க சித்தப்பா இத நோட் பண்ணிக்கிட்டே இருந்து இருக்காரு...அவருக்கு சின்ன புள்ளங்களை அழுவ வெக்குறதுன்னா ரொம்ப இஷ்டமாம்.
ஒரு நாளு அவருக்கு யாரும் கெடைக்காம, என்னைய வெச்சு காமெடி பண்லாம் னு
ஒரு மெகா பிளான் பண்ணி(??) , எனக்கு பாட்டி வடை சுட்ட கதை சொல்லி இருக்காரு.
அந்த கதை உங்க எல்லாருக்கும் தெரியும்ங்கரதுனால நான் நேரா மேட்டர் க்கு வரேன்.

climax ல "நரி வடைய தூக்கிட்டு போயிடுச்சாம். காக்கா ரொம்ப சோகமா இருந்துச்சாம்" அப்டின்னு சொல்லிட்டு என் மொகத்தையே பாத்துட்டு இருந்து இருக்காரு அவரு. நான் எந்த நேரமும் ராகத்தை ஆரம்பிச்சுடுவேன்..enjoy பண்லாம் னு நெனச்சுட்டே இருந்தாராம். பின்னாளில் இணைய ஏடுகளில் இடம் பெறப் போகும் இந்த நிகழ்வுக்கு( யப்பா... என்னா பில்ட் அப்பு...!!!) எங்க அப்பா, பாட்டி னு audience வேற...எல்லாரும் suspense ஓட என் மூஞ்ச பாத்துட்டே இருந்தாங்களாம்.
நான் என்ன பண்ணேன் தெரியுமா????
'அப்புறம் அந்த நரி சந்தோஷமா இருந்துச்சாம்' அப்டின்னு சொல்லிட்டு எந்திரிச்சு போயிட்டேனாம்.
அன்னிலேர்ந்து எங்க சித்தப்பா எனக்கு கதை சொல்றதையே விட்டாராம்.