Jul 19, 2009

Shifted to wordpress !!!

Oh, I didn’t mention that in my previous post, did I ??? Gulp !!!!

Ok, guys, Im really sorry for that prank; I really am.. I am neither going anywhere nor am I quitting from blogs because of some silly reason. Its just that I decided to move to wordpress and from on, you all are going to see me there :

I request you all to replace your readers, feeds and all those stuffs with this new blog url.

Well, you all deserve an explanation from me and it is waiting for you people in the new place. See ya !!!

(You can throw all those eggs, rotten tomatoes, stones and chappals over there at wordpress. And with chappals, make sure you throw both of them so that I can make a pair! )

Jul 12, 2009

Current Favs : June 10 - July 10

Though Bollywood (I seriously don’t have an issue using this word) witnessed a number of music releases in the last one month, it was just Jashnn and Kaminey that stood out. Kambakkt Ishq had just one decent number (the RDB version of the title song), but again it was just the interludes that made it exciting; the song was soo bland ! and please, don’t even make me write about the movie ! If you love yourself, please don’t go watch it! It doesnt even deserve to be watched in a pirated CD ! Barring Shruti Haasans version of 'Luck Aazma' from Luck, the rest of the soundtrack is a disaster; then again, even that song is passable. The other major disappointing albums were Love Aaj Kal and Shortkut; the former because of the expectation from the Imtiaz Ali-Pritam combination and the latter for the undisputable track record of Shankar Ehsaan Loy. Again, to each their own; I am aware of people who are in love with the songs of Love Aaj Kal. Jashnn has some real good songs, 'Tere Bin', 'Aaye Re' and the two pakistani band songs, 'Dard-E-Tanhai' and 'Main Chala' are my favourites; try listening to them if you havnt yet. And whaaat an album Kaminey is !!!! 'Daan Ta Naan' is soon going to be an anthem !!! 'Fatak', 'Pehli Baar Mohabbat', 'Raat Ki Dhai Baje' and the title track; all are equally good !

I had to place 'Oh Divya' from Maasilamani (Tamil) in this list though the album released somewhere in May. This song is surprisingly good, considering the fact that it came out from D.Imman and I simply loved the way Shaan rendered it.

Now, if you are a real music lover, who would go beyond the boundaries of language, do listen to the songs of Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil) and Kalavaramaaye Madhilo (Telugu). The songs of Ayirathil Oruvan simply grow on you, especially the one mentioned here and the semi classical ones (Thaai Thindra Mannu). and the title song of Kalavaramaaye Madhilo is easily one of the best melodies I have ever listened to. Take a bow Chitra; now I know how an angel sounds like !!!

1. All the songs of Kaminey (Hindi) – Music : Vishal Bharadwaj

2. Indha Paadai – Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil) – Music : G.V. Prakash Kumar

3. Kalavaramaaye Madhilo – Kalavaramaaye Madhilo (Telugu) – Music : Sharreth Vasudevan (Asianets Idea Star Singer judge and Keralas most under rated music director)

4. Sehari – Oy (Telugu) – Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja

5. Tere Bin – Jashnn (Hindi) – Music : Toshi Sharib

6. Kannil Theriyum – Angaadi Theru (Tamil) – Music : G.V. Prakash Kumar

7. Chor Bazaari – Love Aaj Kal (Hindi) – Music : Pritam

8. Tu Ne Jo Na Kahaa – New York (Hindi) – Music : Pritam

9. O Divya – Maasilamani (Tamil) – Music : D. Imman

10. Kuzhaloothum Poonthennale – Brahmaram (Malayalam) – Music : Mohan Sithara

Jul 10, 2009

Phew !!!!!

Thanks you guys !!!!

It was just one of those lousy days and I somehow wanted to bring out the frustration in me. Im really sorry to have made you guys go through all that torture in the name of a post, but I am glad that there a lot of them out there whom I havnt even met to bank on. That post was so not me; atleast I don’t reveal my real problems to even the closest of my friends that easily. There were quite a few reasons for all those outburts, but then again, I prefer keeping it to myself rather than ranting about it here and making this space even more depressing. And I had already received comments from various corners that I wear my heart on my sleeve, so zipping my mouth. LOL. Yesterday, somehow I couldn’t control any longer and some of the issues just came out; more like a volcanic eruption and guess what, I felt a lot relieved the moment I hit the publish button for that post. Now thanks to you guys, I am feeling much much better now. And frankly speaking, some of those statements in that post don’t make sense to me also now. LOL.

I am using this forum to reply to all your comments. I might not do justice in replying to your comments in depth and that’s only because I really don’t want to go through all those ‘atyachaars’ of mine once again.

Badz : Awwwwww, thank you !!!!

Solilo : LOL, it is ! I hope I won’t do this atyachaar again !

Pixie : Thanks a lot !!!

OG : Nothing happened aliyaaa. Reasons…hmmm….there are so many, but don’t worry, Im all ok now.

Bhargavi : Exactly, one of those stupid days !

Rakesh 2 : Yeah, you are right ! I guess I just started taking Mr. Life seriously. LOL.

Sakhi : No one likes to admit it, but it’s a fact !

Soneeta : The world is surely going to end. Look at the length of your comment, and that too two !!! LOL. And yes, its time you started your own blog ! C’mon, it will be fun.

Aaarti : Yup, one of ‘those’ days .

Swaram : LOL, moral support, huh? That’s a good one. I should try that !!

EISI : Im glad that I made you think. LOL, jus kidding !

Nautankey : You are accusing me of stealing your thoughts, how dare you !!LOL ! Is it the similar phase that we are going through that’s making us think on the same lines???? Dude, I can sleep to forget things easily, why should I give up myself to addictions?? Hehehe.

Ashwathy : You were expecting a 'Why-me' post from ME ??? But then again, Why me???? LOL.
“that happens when u let ur heart rule ur head” – some of them say I don’t have a brain (remember Smitas previous post?) and some of them claim that I am heartless. Now, which category do I fall under !!! LOL
“we do that all the time by coming to ur blog :D today is no different!!!! Hehehe” – finally someones telling the truth. LOL.

Dhiren : Yeah, whats happening to everyone ! I guess too much of spare time that’s making everyone think a lot ! :D

Rakesh : With you around, I wouldn’t be surprised if people had such status messages. You know you are a big pain when it comes to chatting, right? LOL.

I guess you didn’t understand the logic behind the curry leaves. LOL. Use and throw, buddy !

Varunavi : Bloody Bedsheets, aren’t they ???

Varun : LOL @ the recharge card. That is smart ! and yeah, you are right, we should ping the ones who have DND. LOL. Disgusting roomies you have ! LOL. And what made me write this? Im curious too !! LOL

Veena chechi : Yeah, just those days when we feel all dejected ! Eeeeeeeeeeeeee ( see? Im smiling now !!! )

Verbivorehere : Too many reasons, but now I am ok.

Anonymous : If I always made sense, this post wouldn’t have come up. LOL. Anyway, I don’t like taking U-turns because I always preferred listening to my head instead of mind.

Shraddha : Yeah, all of us and at most of the times.

Nikhil : Welcome back after a long time. I guess, now that the work on your book is over, you have a lot of spare time in visiting other blogs. LOL. And dude seriously, something happened to me yesterday! :D

Smitha : Yeah, it doesn’t have that trademark, you are right !

Vee: You are right Oxy boyy. We should start thinking about ourselves first ! People might call us self centred, but these days, that’s the only way to find happiness ! unfortunately, its not happening that way. LOL.

Badz : LOL, you devil !!!! Shhhhhhh….will ya ???? :D :D

Deeps : Exactly, just go with flow. We shouldn’t be thinking too much, isn’t it ?

Reema : Yup, everything is getting better now !

Indyeah : I loved the optimism that you brought in to each of the pessimistic statement that I made. But how is life being fair to a person who is handicapped/crippled since birth ? Most of them end up at the streets ! When would such a person get a turn around in life ?
And Eeeeeeeeeeeeee (Im smiling, see?)

Amit : Hmmmm…In a way yes, but quite not what I meant.

Crafty : I second Ashwathy here. You deserve the best comment award for this post !!! and you have made your points clear in just a few words. LOL.
Vimmuuu sheepishly admits that it was him and no imposter ! but thanks for breaking into my house that way! I need to mend my door and get new furnitures now! Sigh !!

Jul 9, 2009

Emotional Atyachaars !!!

Sometimes life gives us all kinds of happiness; a perfect home and job, an understanding partner, great parents, the best of friends, and everything that would make an outsider go green with envy. And then suddenly, one fine morning, it gives us one huge blow right on the face bringing in an ever lasting depression and making us forget all those good times that we once enjoyed. Even when we try to move on, the scar remains somewhere deep inside; the fear of a relapse creeps in every now and then. Life as they say is all about ups and downs; but when we never ask for an up, why does it have to give us the downs? They also say that one would realize the importance of happiness only when one goes through a real tough time. How can we realize the importance of happiness later on if we lose something important or someone special during those tough times? Would we remain happy during the rest of our lives at all? Aren’t those haunting thoughts enough for us to be miserable for the rest of our lives? Life treats everyone the same way, doesn’t it? It doesn’t care if you are a person who hasn’t done or meant any harm to anyone or if you have literally raped everyone on earth with your eyes; everyone goes through those ups and downs similarly, don’t they ? why is life this unfair then ?
Sometimes we go out of our way and help those people to whom we are very close. But then at times we end up being taken advantage of also! There are people who use us and then walk out of our lives as if we weren’t anyone to them. They just need us as a solution for their temporary problem and once it is solved, they don’t even care to look around for us. More often than not, many of us have lived the life of a Curry Leaf. We add the flavor to a person’s life like a curry leaf and then get literally thrown away just like one. Why do we even let people treat us like one of those leaves when we are very much aware of this fact ?
Sometimes we stare at our own life and realize how helpless we have been at various situations. In our attempts to please others, we just nod our heads and go with the flow. We do not think of our preferences; we stop giving importance to our own priorities and would be more than happy to see if people around us are happier. Gradually, we write a script and screenplay for our own life and then become a part of it. We get used to something that we never liked once and in the long run, become content with our life. Arent we just existing then, instead of living ?
I once joked to one of my real close friend that my friendship with him/her was nearing the expiry date. I felt bad for making that statement because my friend took it in a different sense altogether and kept taunting me with that for a while. But I was just thinking about a few days back and though I was blabbering on that particular day, I was right in some way! All relationships do have an expiration date, doesn’t it? I lose the relationship with my dear ones once either of us are no more; the moment a misunderstanding creeps in, my relationship with my friend dies; my boss is no longer my boss when either of us quit our job, etc.
Why do people write ‘Do not Disturb’ status messages in I.M.s ? If they really didn’t want anyone to disturb them, why even log in?
I stare at my boss with a straight face when he says ‘Best of Luck’ after assigning targets at month beginnings! Is he saying that out of concern or is he trying to scare me?
It really confuses me when a person tells his/her lover - ‘I don’t deserve your love’. Now is that a statement from the heart or from the brain ???
I become totally speechless when a stranger out of nowhere asks me, “ Who are you?” Seriously guys, what would you all answer?
Why is it difficult for certain people to clean their own under garments? Isn’t it simply disgusting to let your mom/spouse or your maid to even lay their hands on your under garments? (I was recently ridiculed for making this opinion in office and I still cant understand why they found it funny !)
Now, did any of these make sense or did you guys just waste your time ?????

Jul 2, 2009

The MOBStory !!! – Korangante kayyil poomaalagal.

I had this post saved and all ready to publish which unfortunately got stuck in my pc when I gave it for replacing the speakers. Honestly, the title was inspired from MJ’s HIStory and I had written this way before what had happened to him. Infact, I even mentioned the title of this post in one of my earlier post.

Warning : My longest post !
Edited to add after Sakhis comment : This isnt a technical post in any angle. Its very much my usual non-sense. Expecting a technical post from me would be like expecting Salman Khan to do a good film !!

Mobiles, I would say is one of the wonders of modern science. Imagine a world today without those devices! Taking away my mobile from me would be like literally tearing apart my arms. I am so addicted to them that if given a choice to save my life or my mobile, I would choose the latter. Its like, why do I even need this life without my mobile !!! and yes, if my mobiles had a voice of its own, it would have cried everyday; if it had a life, it would have tried killing me several times; if it had legs, it would have crossed the seven seas and would have never appeared in front of me.

Every time I get a new mobile, my folks at home would ask me as to when I would be buying the next one. My mom even compares my mobile usage to that old proverb of monkeys and garlands. Well, you cant blame anyone; 7 mobiles in 9 years, that’s one helluva record, isn’t it?

((going into flashback mode))

Nokia 3210 (Dec 2000 – Apr 2002)

My first mobile, got it way back in dec 2000 when I went to meet my dad who was in the ‘gelf’. I was doing my graduation then and was this kind of person who never bothered to inform my mom when late and so my dad got it for me so that I could be easily traced. I was so excited carrying a mobile because those days, having one was more like a status symbol; I was a total show off and carried it even to the roadside shops !

The handset was heavy, but sturdy and with the amount of times it fell from my hand, I could easily call it indestructible. Easily, one of the best handsets from Nokia and also one of the best handsets I ever had.

Nokia 9210 Communicator(May 2002 – Nov 2003)

My soooper dad had received this handset as a gift from his work place and passed it to me. Usually, my bro enjoys such privileges, but didn’t want to ‘carry’ this brick replica and was happy with his 8210. (But I now wonder what I did to that 3210?? Where or whom did I leave it with ???)

I began using this piece in 2002, it costed 50k during those days and I was easily the center of attraction during my post graduation. No one called it a communicator though, they were happy referring it as a ‘senkal’ (brick). It was so heavy and huge that while having in it my shirt pocket, my shirt used to look like one of those over crowded public buses slanting to a particular side. It had all the features of a notebook and this was probably one of the very few color phones those days. The applications in it were awesome, and it also had programs like word, excel and power point. And guess what, some of my classmates used the word application for cheating in the exams (psst psst… my brother would be reading this, so I cant mention my name). The brick was notoriously famous for one more reason. It had a game named Bounce (a game with a small ball that you are supposed to guide through to different levels) and most of them in my class were addicted to that. The best part is that they would want to play with it only during the lectures and each time, they asked me for the mobile they would say, “ Vimal, pass your mobile; we want to play with your balls”. I am not kidding, EVEN THE GIRLS !!!

Theres another incident that I can never forget. In 2003, the cricket world cup was going on, and I was in this hotel room trying to make my final check out when an attendant came in to help. I left the phone on the bed and just when I was about to leave the room, he said, “ Sir, you forgot your transistor !!! ” I looked at him not knowing if I should go through the pains of explaining him what it actually was.

The mobile started acting crazy after a while and in my attempts to make it work during crisis situations, I managed to break it into two. Though my dad got it repaired later on, it was never the same old brick…errr…communicator.

Nokia 8210 (Oct 2003 – Feb 2004)

This was my bros handset and I got it from him when he had to leave for one of his onsite. Used it for a few months and one fine day, while fiddling with the mobile inside a toilet, fell from my hands into a bucket (which was obviously filled). It did work after that, but in a few days time, it had issues with its display and later on the handset decided not to work anymore !

To be honest, I never liked this handset for the simple reason that it was too small for me to handle ( it was smaller than my palm) and I used it only for like 4 months or so.

Sony Ericsson T630 (Feb 2004 – Nov 2005)

Dad was still abroad and in Jan 2004, I had asked him to get a Nokia 6600, which was a craze back then or any other Nokia phone that had a large display. But my dad got me this handset of Sony Ericsson after a lot of research and you cant imagine how mad I was at him!! Sony mobiles didn’t have a good reputation then and no one even carried one. Moreover, I badly wanted that 6600 !

But to my surprise, this has remained my favourite handset till date. The sound output was too good, wonderful picture quality and I started composing songs with the Music DJ software that it had. It was handy, light and was a perfect entertainer in all sense. The only issue I had was with the backup of the battery. Sony Ericsson phones till date have this issue and I wonder why their engineers never rectified it. Anyway, I am still glad to have got introduced to the Sony Ericsson family; Thank you dad. You always knew whats best for me!! It was a forever bye bye to the Nokia and the other handsets. Its going to be only Sony Ericsson from now on.

Every good thing needs to end; Chennai received one of the heaviest rainfalls in Nov 2005 and my T630 got drenched completely on my way back home from office. It did work, but showed signs of discomfort. I had to get another mobile before I lose all my compositions and so……

Sony Ericsson W550 (Nov 2005 – Aug 2007)

I happened to witness the launch of this handset when I had been to Singapore for a short visit and ever since that I wanted to catch hold of it. My issues with S.E. T630 and the launch of this phone in India happened almost at the same time. Exchanged my older one and bought this which apparently is the first mobile that I had used my own wallet for. I still remember the excitement that I had while using this phone though a lot of my friends (and as usual family) commented on how much I spent on it. No other Sony phone till date has matched the sound clarity and output of this phone; the best ever in the Walkman series! Stayed with me for a very long period and I am indebted to this mobile for being the only source of relief during the worst phase of my life.

This phone too got wet and went haywire; the stupid that I am, picked up a call while taking a shower! Thaaaats right !! However, it was just a few keys that weren’t working and also the mobile would get charged only when it was switched off. I so loved this phone that I kept using it with the issues it had for nearly 6 months until I realized it was time to move on!

Sony Ericsson W610 (Aug 2007 – April 2009)

The silliest and the worst mobile I ever had. I admit, purchasing this was one of the biggest electronic mistake I ever did. Well, all those ‘Charging Alien Battery’ and automatic headset mode were from this phone! And this time, all that trouble it gave me was for no ‘wet’ fault of mine. The handset was an insult to the Walkman series as it had the worst sound output ! Theres nothing good to talk about this phone. Oh yeah, it was thin and that’s it !

((to the present scenario))

Sony Ericsson W595 (June 2009 )

Got this one just a few days back. The sound output is good and so are the features. The new version of the Walkman is cool and much more user friendly. So far so good and now lets see how long this garland is gonna last with the monkey :D. Also I hope to continue this series in a year or two. LOL!

PS : Literal translation of the title tagline – Garlands in the hand of a monkey !

Jun 26, 2009


MJ, We love you !!!!!!!

Its a sad sad day; a big loss to the world of music and also for his innumerable fans like me.

But MJ, You are not alone
For We are here with you
Though we're far apart
You're always in our heart
But MJ, you are not alone !!!

Your soul would, for sure, Rest in Peace ! Take care MJ.

Jun 25, 2009


Danganakka….. Dadakkanakkaa…..Danganakka Dadakkanakkaa…..Danganakka Dadakkanakka.......

Whats the dance for??? You guys didn’t know??? Ohhh…my post Sillyday !!! ....

Edited to add (after Indyeah enlightened with her comments in this post) :

Yup, I got a mail from Blogadda on Tuesday saying that it has been selected for their Tangy Tuesday picks ! Thanks Blogadda, you have no idea how much it means to me. This is the first time a post in V-Lokam has been recognized by an external source. My brother did mention in the comments that Sillyday was the best post I had written till date, but never knew it would be picked up this way. Yeyyyyy !!! So Sillyday wasn’t that silly after all. And that too a post on my miseries being selected on a day that I always thought was unlucky for me - Tuesday !!!

And it was selected along with a wonderful post by Revs on her father. You should all check it out to see how beautifully she articulated the whole thing. Im glad to have already known her. Like how you mentioned in the comments Revs, Hi- Five !

I wanted to share this to you all yesterday, but thought would do it a little differently. So here they are, the elements that made up my saturday silly !!

The tap where me and Jill went to ‘fetch’ water. It would have been nice if I had asked Jill to model for this snap along with a bucket, na? LOL

Heres the Tshirt I wore inside out. Its tough to find the right side, isn’t it? That’s what happened to me. And heres the public restroom where I entered to get 'redressed' :D

Now, that’s the turning (near the auto) where the nice cop caught me as I was nearing the gas station.

And yeah, what many of you had asked - my debit card (darkened a few numbers; I know there are a couple of evil ones here. LOL)

The shortcut with the traffic jam and the place where we took shelter when it rained.

The U-turn where my bike ran out of gas.

The theatre...

And finally, my friend and the supporting actor, Selva- the banana guy !!!

Ok, thats it with Sillyday. Moving onto my next post --- Mobstory !

Jun 21, 2009

Sillyday !!!

Warning : Long post !

It cant get worser than this. My Friday went just fine; infact it was perfect, and I was looking forward to a real cool weekend. But fate had something else in their departmental store for me. Can so many silly incidents happen to a single person? and on the same day ? Well…..

My saturday starts :

(( Yawwwnnnn ))

Opened my eyes and started moving slowly to the hall to get the newspaper. There wasn’t any. I thought to myself if it was any public holiday ! Anyway, natures calling and that’s more important. I left my thoughts at the door and got into the bathroom. I have this habit of washing my face before starting any of my bathroom chores and I am glad that I developed one. There was no water !!!!! Good gracious, what if I had sat and……ohh, never mind ! I called up my watchman and he said water would come only the next day (that’s today) and suggested me to adjust with whatever thats available from the tap outside, the one which provides bore water. As if I had a choice !! Ohh gaawd, I hate going outside without brushing my teeth !! I took two buckets along with me and my hands were just on the door to open it when the bell suddenly rang. Man, wouldn’t that scare anyone or what !!! It was the watchmans wife who had come to inform me that there wouldn’t water supply for the entire day. ((Oh yeah, thanks for the early notice, what do you think I am doing with these empty buckets near the door))

She offered me help with one of those and together, Jack(ass) and Jill went outside to fetch two buckets of water. I didn’t want to come out again and so filled both the buckets till the brim. While walking back, I challenged myself not to spill even one drop from the bucket that I was carrying and I managed to do so until……!!! The bucket that I was holding had a weak and rusted handle. It just came off during the transit; the bucket landed on the floor, fell to its right and should I say more? Jill who was walking beside me got her legs washed for free, and yeah, part of her dress too. I grinned showing my entire set of teeth (not brushed yet) with an ‘oops’ expression on my face.

Three hours later

It was lunch time already and I was too lazy to go out. I put on my fav orange Tshirt, a dirty jean and started walking to the restaurant. I must have walked for 10 mins; it was so hot and I started sweating real bad. I adjusted the collar to feel comfortable and walked ahead for a few more mins. Wait a minute, why was my collar inside out ?? I looked onto my body. OMG, the collar is inside out because I am frigging wearing the Tshirt inside out !!!! I pinched myself to see if it was a dream; such silly situations appear only in my dreams !!! I didn’t know what to do; how can I go all the way back like this? And how can I even move forward ? Literally stuck!! I knew there was a public toilet a further down. Covered the label that’s behind the T shirt and got into the toilet in an awkward manner that actually deserved all the stares I was already receiving. I thought to myself, this is not Saturday, this is Sillyday !!!

A few hours later in the evening

You guys remember that my mobile that had some weird problems, right? Well, I got it back in the same weird condition after two months of sony ericcsons excellent service. I decided to go ahead and buy a new one. I made sure everything is right in my dressing and was on my way to the mobile store. My bike desperately needed fuel and was taking my turn towards a gas station when a traffic cop waved his hands and ordered me to stop. He took me aside and asked me to show him the bikes papers. I mumbled “Why me” and gave it to him stating that everything is perfect. But I was totally wrong !!  The insurance of my bike had expired on 31st May itself and he pointed out that if this is what I meant by ‘perfect’. I lied to him that I was out of the country and just returned that morning. While explaining  lying, I received a call from home. I told him that my moms calling me to check if I had reached India and picked up the call.

Mom : Listen, I need you to check this girls profile in that matrimonial site of yours and tell me……
Me : Ma, Ma,…..not now!

Mom : Why ? Where are you?

Now, I cant tell my mom about my current situation, can I ? So I lied once again !!

Me : I am at…errr… at the barber shop, Ma.

(The cop smiles listening to that )

Mom : When have you started getting haircuts on the roadside? I can hear the noise of vehicles and that too very loud.
Me : Ma, please, I will give you a call in sometime. Bye.

I cut the call and pleaded the cop to leave me and assured him that I would get it insured on Monday itself. To my surprise, the nice guy let me go and I tell you friends, that was the only one good thing that happened to me yesterday. I left from the place directly to the mobile store without filling in fuel.

At the mobile store, I took out my wallet to make the payment and guess what I saw ! My debit card, broken into two pieces !!!!! Dont ask me guys, I seriously dont know how it happened ! Its Sillyday !!! I had to make the payment then by my credit card with a 2 % extra charge ! But thankfully, no funny calls from the bank !

One and a half hours later

Bought a new mobile (not yet opened), and decided to visit a friend who stayed close to the mobile store. It had been a while since I met him, sat at his home for sometime and was simultaneously checking mails (OG, that’s when I replied for your mail). We planned for a movie and proceeded towards the theatre to get the tickets. Since we were running out of time, we took a shortcut! Now, can you imagine a traffic jam in a short cut? Well, that’s what happened. We turned back and approached the main road. You guys wont believe this, out of nowhere, it started pouring cats and dogs  elephants and giraffes; it hadn’t even drizzled as a sort of warning. And you know how the weather of Chennai is – hot, hotter, hottest! Rain at this time of the year is like heights ! Somehow both of us managed to get a shelter and stood there for sometime (Ashwathy, that’s when you had called). The intensity of the rain decreased; we started our bikes and reached the main road. You know how the roads are when it rains, right? Insanely wet, people panicking in their respective vehicles because of the rain (I always wonder why people sitting in cars used to panic, Bahh!), people walking on the roads in a weird way to avoid stepping on dirty water, and all that which ultimately leads to a traffic congestion.

We moved in snails pace and when my bike reached a U-turn, it stopped. Honestly, that’s a very very very bad place for a vehicle to stop, isn’t it? Especially, when it rains and when you have a lot of people honking behind you! I kicked, kicked and kicked, but in vain; it just wouldn’t start. Pushed it to the side and started kicking again and that’s when it struck me. My bike had successfully run out of gas!! Yeah, that’s right!! Called my friend who already went a little ahead and explained to him the situation. 15 mins later he reached there with a bottle of petrol mentioning that I am the sickest person ever ! I grinned once again, like how I did in the morning ! We just had 15 mins for the movie to start and had time left only for a light dinner. There were only two small restaurants next to the theatre; we went in, but the kitchen was closed at both the eatouts. Sigh ! So no proper food also !!! My friend is very particular about his food and wouldn’t have any of those snacks that were available inside the theatre for dinner. He bought few bananas for himself and I decided to have those theatre snacks. “If it wasn’t for your stupid bike, I could have had a heavy dinner”; that’s how his face looked like when he was peeling those bananas.

We parked our bikes and got inside the theatre.

Peace at last! Just when I thought that nothing could go wrong anymore, I felt a vibration in my pocket.

((( HOME calling )))

Ohhhhhhhh nooooo !!! I didn’t call her back !!

Jun 19, 2009

MAID for each other !!!

The below conversation happened a few days ago between me and an innocent soul in my office (whose only mistake in life was to have a seat near me) !!


Where you going?

He : To Bangalore.

Didn’t you just return from Bangalore, dropping your wife at Cochin ?

He: Yeah, I need to meet my maid.

LOL ! You a fan of Shiney ???

He : Oh shut up !

Whats your maids name?

He : Neela !

Neeeeelaa ???? Blue ??? ROFL !!!

He: What? My wife wanted me to go meet her.



Now, theres a reason behind publishing this 55-er. I never wanted to; I was provoked !!!

I couldn’t control my laughter after that conversation and the poor guy begged me not to let the whole world know about it with my laughter. Who wouldn’t want to have some harmless fun in office! I didn’t take heed to any of his request and I waited for him to take his usual coffee break. Man, you should have seen his face 5 mins after his entry into the room. It would be an understatement if I said he needed a towel to cover his face at that time; the bugger needed something like a curtain to wrap himself up !

But the idiot actually took revenge on me today by circulating a joke (an email forward) to a small group of ours in the office by including my name in it. I did warn him; I told him that he would be ripped apart through my blog if he clicked the sent button. Well, some people just don’t listen !!! He clicked the sent button and I would be click on the publish button very soon. LOL.

Psst Psst…..I am sure he would come up with something else to defame me. I already have a plan if he does so, I would send this link to all his orkut friends mentioning who the colleague is !! How mean, huh ??? Buhahahhahahahahaha.

Now shhhhh……………let me have some fun !!!

Jun 14, 2009

Song : Main Yahaan Hoon; Movie : Veer-Zaara (2004)

Yeyyy, my voice is out again and that too after a looong time. The previous one was an ARR song dedictaed to him and wishing him all the best for the Oscars. And guess what, ARR finished his acceptance speech at the Oscars with the first line of that same song that I had uploaded. Now, how cool is that !!

This time, its a new music player, powered by Muziboo. The previous one, at times, failed to appear in the post and also had issues in streaming. The best part of this player is that there is a direct download link in the player itself - a green icon pointing downwards. Please let me know if there are any diffuculties in listening to it (apart from my voice that is. LOL)

The lyrics could be found here.

Trivia :

This is one of my all time favourite song and I could keep listening to it on and on. Amazing composition and its not limited to this song alone; the entire soundtrack was magical ! These gems were originally composed by Late Madan Mohan long ago and were left untouched until his son Sanjeev Kohli revised them for this movie after Yash chopra persuaded him to. I happened to listen to an interview of Sanjeev Kohli on radio a few years back, where in he gave details on how each song in Veer-Zaara was recreated from his dads archive. He also revealed something very interesting : The song 'Dil dhoondtha, hai phir wohi, fursat ki' from the film Mausam was initially tuned with one of the songs of this movie "Tere liye, hum hain jiye". Try singing the song from Mausam now with the tunes of 'Tere Liye', you will know what I mean !

To listen in a better way :
  • Please wait till the entire song streams.
  • Try using a headset/earphone for the overall sound clarity.

Jun 10, 2009

Current Favs : May - June

Its been a while since I came out with this series; the last one was somewhere in March. It should be because of the strike in the hindi film industry which eventually stopped all the music releases. But then, I should have realised about the releases in the other industry as well and published a list. ((Sigh, who am I sounding so apologetic to ??? ))

There are no Hindi film songs in this list yet, but with the number of movies that are lined up for release, I guess this series would pop up every fortnight.

1. Oye Oye from Oye (Telugu) - Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja (for those who didnt know, the actress in this movie is the 'Anjali' girl, Shamilee and is paired opposite Siddharth, of Boys and RDB)

2. Kannil Theriyum from Angadi Theru (Tamil) - Music : G.V.Prakash Kumar

3. Koode Varuviyaa from Valmiki (Tamil) - Music : Ilayaraja

4. Nila Nee Vaanam from Pokkisham (Tamil) - Music : Sabesh Murali

5. Aedo Saigirai from Vaamanan (Tamil) - Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja

6. Nee Dhaaney from Sarvvam (Tamil) - Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja

7. Paadi Kaadal from Modhi Vilayaadu (Tamil) - Music : Lez and Hari (Colonial Cousins)

8. Thotaal Pookkum from Moz n Cat (Malayalam) - Music : Ousepachan

9. Kannil Dhaagam from Achamundu Achamundu (Tamil) - Music : Karthik Raja

10. Oru Vetkam Varude from Pasanga (Tamil) - Music : James Vasanthan

Jun 2, 2009

OOooooooooohhhh NO !!!

I had to post this 55 –er before I attempt a write up on my trip. Its something that happened immediately after my return.


Maa, How do I call some girl just like that and ask her to meet ?
Don’t tell me you never did that before !!

Ok Maa, what if I dont like her?
And what if she doesnt like you ?


Dials her number

((( Jaadoo hain nashhha hain, madhoshiyaaaaaan…..)))

Me to myself : OOooooooooohhhh NO !!!


I was wondering how the girl would have felt if she had tried calling me instead and listened to my dialer tone. LOL.

Ohh btw, mines the instrumental version of Kal Ho Na Ho’s title track !

Jun 1, 2009

My back !!!!

Ooopps, I am back !!!

But where is everyone? Hello?? Is anybody home???? Yooohooooooo.........somebody, anybody .....Sigh ! nobody !!!

(Speaking to myself -- Gosh ! Nobody even cares !!!! I was away for hardly a month and it looks like everyones already celebrated my funeral ! Gotta visit everyones blog and tell a Hi, only then will people know that I once existed !!)

Moral of the story : Never ever take a break from blogging !


May 28, 2009

Seven wonders ---- Reloaded

Post published on Oct 8th 2008

wonder what would Maneka Gandhi do when her house is filled with cockroaches, rats and worms ?

1) Buy another house

2) Call the pest control

3) Live with those creatures (well, arent those animals too????)

wonder where would Saif Ali Khan be today if Dil Chahta Hain never happened ?

1) With Amrita Singh still enjoying the glory of Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari.

2) Doing item numbers and participating in reality shows like Big Boss.

3) Waiting for Salman Khan to re-introduce him.

wonder why do certain words carry silent alphabets (for example, p in pneumonia, t in listen. aah well, there are so many !) ???

1) English is a Zfunny language

2) People who coined them included their name initials

3) They actually arent silent, we are too lazy to pronounce the words with an extra alphabet.

wonder when would people find a cure for A.I.D.S. ?

1) Never

2) The sadistic Germans had already found it out in 1940's during the world war (Even Fanta was created in 1940 by the Germans) and they just wont reveal it.

3) A.I.D.S. who ???

wonder whom would Aiswarya Rai be dating now if she hadnt married Abhishek Bachchan?

1) Imran Khan

2) Himesh Reshammiya

3) Amitabh Bachchan

wonder if dinosaurs existed during Ramayana and Mahabharata?

1) No, they knew what was coming and so committed mass suicide.

2) The dinosaurs got misinterpreted as demons and rakshasas as centuries passed by.

3) They would have, if Michael Crichton tried his hands at the epics.

wonder how people would treat this post?

1) Crap, nonsense, waste of time

2) People read anything as long as it is in a blog.

3) See you in the comments section, yeyy!!

May 25, 2009

Start… Action… Cut ! - Bollywood --- Reloaded

Post published on May 16th 2008. and the kollywood version mentioned at the end is still pending ! Sigh !!! Will surely do once I am back.

How difficult would it be for some of the stars from tinsel town to go against the odds and perform roles that they havent tried yet? and would it be possible for us to accept them in their new avatar?

Well, here are certain characters that I would want to see some of todays lead actors in Bollywood perform(I am not taking the actresses into consideration here, ‘cause not most of the time we get to see a heroine-centric subject in our movies. Moreover, most of todays heroines are busy getting themselves into a bikini!).

To begin with, how about SRK as a cop? I guess, he played a cop just once in 1, 2 ka 4(sans uniform) and there were also a couple of other movies where he appeared in the uniform. But we have never seen King Khan wearing the Khakhee ‘vardi’ yet. A sleek, stylish hardcore action movie along with SRKs high energy, attitude and newly toned body, would be something to look out for.

Aamir Perfectionist Khan as a serial killer. No sad past, no flashbacks, no spiteful revenge; the character is bad and he is bad for no reason. We missed seeing him in Darr and we hardly got to watch a negative Aamir in Fanaa and Earth. For a person who hasn’t tried his skills yet in a full fledged negative role, this would surely be a challenge.

Salman Khan in a lead role based on the cartoon series Johnny Bravo. I cant imagine any other actor in Bollywood today for this role. For those who do not have an idea on the cartoon, Johnny Bravo is a handsome dim-witted narcissict who is always a failure with women. And of course, this role would be in complete contrast to Salmans repetitive appearances as a love guru in No entry, Jaaneman and Partner.

Hrithik Roshan in a slightly off beat movie playing the role of a prisoner who had been sentenced to life time imprisonment. Roshan Jr. mite not be having a flair towards comedy roles, but if given a role that has the scope for him to perform emotionally or frustrated, he does with élan. And btw its high time he shed his good looks and did powerful roles.

If there is one actor who has improved a lot in terms of his dialogue delivery and comic timing over the years, its none other than our King Kumar. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Akshay enact a hilarious alcoholic criminal lawyer on screen? Some one who gets drunk all the time(not inside the court, of course) and lands up in trouble. Since Akki is being so repetitive these days, it would be a pleasure watching him in the courts trial room making use of his usual wits, charm and one liners to win the legal proceedings. Oh oh, and how can I forget that famous gum exhibiting grin of his!!!

Saif Ali Khan as a young educated politician who aims at reforming the country(inspired by Rahul Gandhi ??). A character that has only good intentions but uses his shrewdness to win over his contemporaries. It’s always a revelation to watch Saif perform meaningful roles, a natural actor that he is, and I am sure he would do complete justice to this role.

...out of context but ‘actors’ like Tusshar Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Dino Moreo, Upen Patel – please stay away from the industry! ASAP !!!

PS : I will be coming out with my version of Kollywood as well. Stay tuned..er..browsed.

PS 2 : A very similar but elaborate take on SRK had appeared in Indiatimes.com on 28th May 2008; ie. after this post of mine.


Coincidence or ......???????

May 21, 2009

I killed him !!! –--- Reloaded

Post published on May 31st 2008.

Yes, I had to do it. I would have spared him if I had a choice.

It all began on a very hot and sultry night; about three weeks back. I was trying to catch up some sleep that day, inspite of the heat when all of a sudden, I started hearing a wierd noise. A noise which was like piercing a thousand spears right into my eardrum. I tried to figure it out where it came from but was in vain. This happened all the following nights and one day I actually got to see him. Unfortunately, I didnt have the energy to approach him at that time and to my bad luck, he never appeared in front of me since then. He kept driving me nuts each day. If only he had the guts to do, whatever that he does, in front of me! Why me, why does he have to torture me of all people and even if he wanted to, why doesnt he pick up someone of his own size? All these thoughts kept coming, on and forth, in my mind. My search began for the answers and it seems, this is what he does to attract females. One hell of an annoying pervert; showing off at the expense of my sleep ! Thats it. I couldnt hold it any longer.

I kept waiting for a right opportunity to finish him once and for all. The day-May 30th, at 3 in the morning, when he usually gets busy with his showing off activities, I started searching for him. Somehow, he knew of my plans and began to make his moves. He fled, I chased and it continued for a while. The place slowly started becoming a mess, furnitures were moved here and there. I wasnt bothered at all. My only aim was to eliminate him. His pleading never reached my ears, and as if I cared! He must have realised his mistake and must have also knew that his end wasnt too far. He stopped moving and I finally managed to corner him. I moved towards him with my swollen eyes. I had been deprived of sleep for the last two weeks and there he is, in front of me, the reason for my zombie look. Only then it clicked me that in my anxiety to finish him, I forgot to get hold of any kind of weapon. Cant kill him with my hands; it was next to impossible and moreover, I didnt want any kind of stain on my body. I slowly retreated with the fear that he might escape once again and this time for good. Well, to my surprise, he did not move at all till I got what I wanted. Perhaps, he was too tired and was waiting for his death. He stood still as if everything was over. Now, I felt bad for him and thought of forgiving him. I decided to give him another chance and to take up the issue with him later during the day. But wait, he started moving. He scared me by moving frantically in circles. What a mind reader! I realised, this could probably be his way of striking an attack; an attack all of a sudden!!! He leaped towards me with his full vigour, I took out my weapon and fired at him; all at the same time(it would have been a great slow motion sequence in a movie). Eveything happened at the blink of an eyelid. Phoooooooooooooosh!

He fell on the floor with a last minute struggle for life. I had no regrets. I decided to let him go, but he provocated me. I had to suffocate him to death. I could not sleep after that too. It was not because of the guilt. His death happened to be in my room and his spirit could be still roaming around, who knows; it was not a natural death, right? I blocked all possible ways for his family to come and visit, what if they wanted to take a revenge on me. I buried him the same day in the nearby compound so that none of the scavangers can approach him.

It was just today that I came to know about his identity. They call him Linnaeus a.k.a. Achetus Domesticus and he hails from the Gryllidae family.

May his soul rest in peace !!

May 18, 2009

Why..Why..But Why ???? (the question series) --- Reloaded

Post published on July 4th 2008

“ I entered the room and was asked to be seated. The room was well lit but was quite small; I never had an idea how a RJ room would be. It was my first interview after winning the film fare awards for my debut song. The RJs face looked very similar; oh good god, it’s my boss. What on earth is he doing here? I looked around and I was stuck in a room, which is similar to my office cubicle. He has got a smirk on his face. Out of the blue, he played the All India Radio music. He played it too loud, it was breaking my ear drums” Pooooooof. I hate that irritating music of All India Radio and that’s the reason I had kept it as the alarm tone in my mobile. Why do sequences in a dream appear with no correlation at times and why do dreams that conclude abruptly get linked with something that’s happening simultaneously in our conscious life? (The alarm that rang appeared as a song played by my boss in the dream). I opened my eyes and got hold of my mobile which was somewhere beneath my pillows. Gosh, its 4.05 pm and I am supposed to catch a train at 6.30 pm! (As if I didn’t know this would happen when I kept the alarm)
Hopped into a rick and asked him to take me to the station ASAP. The bugger went slow and stopped at the first gas station. I just don’t understand why these guys do this only in such emergency situations. We started moving again and got stuck in a huge traffic. The C.M. was on his way to meet his second wife who stayed somewhere closeby and the people who elected him were literally immobile on the roads. Mine was just a normal situation, but there could have been people who are desperate to reach somewhere. Why is this discrimination towards the public when India is supposedly a secular, democratic, republic and socialistic country? Though this has been the practice for ages, why isn’t there any politician or social reformer today to stop this from continuing? I stepped out of the rick to have a better view of the traffic and that’s when I noticed that the C.M.'s posters are all over the city. I asked the driver about this, he said that it’s the C.M.'s birthday and the entire city is filled with posters and banners of the C.M. Now isn’t that sick? Why isn’t the government spending all this for something useful? Why is it so important for people to celebrate an 80 year old C.M.'s birthday this way by polluting the city with his posters and creating such a havoc on the road?

After a long wait for about 20 mins, we started moving again. On the way, we experienced a similar stoppage, this time in form of a religious procession. Fortunately, unlike the earlier situation, this time the traffic officers had a voice in controlling the scenario. But why is there so much of exhibitionism in our country in the name of religion. If I am not wrong, according to the Indian Constitution, religious practices in the public are allowed as long as others don’t find it disturbing. For ‘gods’ sake, I was finding it disturbing, and I am sure most of them would be too. In this particular procession, there were people of all age groups, including children who should be less than 2 years old. I am sure the kids would be having no idea as to what was happening. Why is religion so important to people that they let their children suffer this way?

Finally, I made it on time, and I got into my coach. While I was making myself comfortable in the seat, an old Brahmin couple came in and got seated beside me. They were looking so cordial and during the journey, I had some pleasant conversations with the male member, while the lady preferred to keep quiet. My stomach started making noises by now and was waiting for the train to stop at a station to get dinner. The couple had already started having theirs which they had brought from their ‘aathu’(typical Brahmin slang meaning home). I got an egg biriyani and the moment I opened it, the lady opened her mouth. She asked me to go somewhere and have my food, as they weren’t comfortable eating along with me. I looked at them all puzzled; she then continued that it was the egg that she wasn’t comfortable with. I made up a sarcastic smile on my face and moved to the side seat turning my back to them with the intention of offending them. If these so called orthodox vegetarians can have milk which also comes from an animal, if they can wear silk clothes with the silk being extracted from worms, why on earth should they have a problem in a co-passenger having his dinner with egg?

I looked at my watch with my eyes still carrying the burden of sleep, its 6 am, I should be reaching any time now. But I wasn’t worried, it’s the last stop and even if I over slept, it wouldn’t be such a big deal. Even then, I jumped down from my upper berth to be on my slippers to get fresh. The old Brahmins weren’t there anymore; instead I found a young couple. I tapped my head twice to check if it was a dream. Nope, I am in my senses. The guy was good-looking with sharp features, but the girl was just the opposite, I could not find her looking good in my eyes. If he looked like a Greek god, she looked like a descendant of the Amazon tribe. But oh yes, beauty lies in the eyes of the damn beholder! They were very much in ‘love’ in the train and were not ashamed of it too with their rom-’antics’. Good gracious, why is this feeling called ‘love’ so blind? As I moved towards the toilet, I found a crowd near the exit. It will take the train atleast 15 mins to reach the station and I have always wondered why people crowd at the exit when they clearly know that the train is approaching the final destination.

This is what happens when my mind wanders, I tend to question myself frequently. The answers could be silly and sometimes self explanatory. and there are days when I ask myself, " Why bother? Why do you even think of all this ? WhyWhy…But why? "

May 15, 2009

Sorry my lord, I didn’t mean to harass her !!! ---- Reloaded

Post published on Oct 16 2008
Disclaimer : This is not any kind of chauvinist post and I don’t intend to offend anyone, rather take it in a light way. If you still feel that the post hurts, then I would request you to take a break or probably attend the Art of Living classes.

The above picture was taken from Alleppey-Bokharo Express.

It reads :

Harassing women passengers is a punishable offence.

Any obscene remarks, teasing, touching, stares, gestures, songs and unwanted attention are all forms of sexual violence, punishable by up to two years or a fine under section 354A, 509 and 294 under Indian Penal Code and section 145 and 152 of the Railways Act.

I happened to notice this information on my way back from the rest room; strategically placed inside the train, near the entrance. I don’t know how or why I missed this pin up before but it sure did make me think for a while about the privileges a woman enjoy. I mean, do we men have any act that is even remotely close to this??? Don’t women harass men at all? The stories would be less in number, but I am sure there are. And they claim men and women are equal. Hmmph!!! It is not that we men aren’t afraid of women. Sometimes, men are too scared to react or behave in front of a woman thinking of the consequences. There are certain women who are simply unpredictable and who get offended very easily and believe me, such women ARE dangerous. However well mannered the man is, our Indian law/society would not believe him even if the woman makes a false / misunderstood allegation. That’s not fair, is it?

I returned to my seat with those Acts, Penal Codes and the newly developed inequality feeling in my mind. There was a middle aged woman in the same compartment. Gawd, I have this habit of singing or humming constantly and now I do have to think twice before I could do so. I had to be sure that the song didn’t have bad lyrics, vulgar picturisation or an ill famed actress? Aargh!!! Or even an inappropriate situation to sing the song would be enough for me to taste the bitterness of trouble. What if she stares at me for no reason, I can’t even return the stare!! I was getting settled in my seat when my Aquafina bottle fell and landed up near her foot. Oooooops, I just harassed her; that was an unwanted attention !!!

May 12, 2009

When did … (the question series) ---- Reloaded

Post published on Nov 8th 2007

Grown up- A fully developed person from maturity onward. Atleast that’s the meaning, I found in the dictionary. It’s something everybody would have their own opinion on, but I don’t think there is a proper definition to this. Some say they had become grown ups at an early stage in their life because of their responsibilities and blah bhah and some like me, regardless of the age and the wrinkles, say they are 18 till they die. When asked, most of the male species come up with their age while the female species ask a question back with a displeasing smile” Don’t u think it is inappropriate to ask a girl her age?” Please note that the usage ‘girl’ itself is misleading. But nowadays, even the guys have adopted a safety step. Like their female counterparts, even they retaliate - “ How much do you think I look?” and their answer on the age would be based on that. But we all have to admit the fact that, this fear of growing old creeps into every human mind year after year.

So when would have been our first realization about our growing up? During our school days, we used to crib a lot about our teachers and exams and wished to be like our fathers -going to work, earning money and spending it on what we like. Situations don’t change in the later part of our life too, teachers take the form of bosses and the exams become our appraisals. And as we grow up, we end up spending lesser and lesser each day with a justification that the economy is down, prices have shot up and the standard of living has increased. Little did we know during then, that age is going to let you down physically and emotionally once you know that you are growing up. Like all the other guys, I first realized it during my high school and since everything was new, I was too excited to be a part of the growing up band. I had no clue about the consequences of growing up then. At a later stage, I had to speak to my parents about something special, and I knew there would be a lot of hiccups, but the only thing that ran to my mind was “So what, I am a grown up now and I shouldn’t be afraid to express whats in my mind.”. Slowly, responsibilities stood in front of me too with open arms and I had no other way than to put them on my shoulders and walk forward. Well, I guess I never grew up till I realized what I need to do in life. Parallel to this whole growing up syndrome, we even tend to look mature and old. However, in my case, till about a year back, people kept asking me the college I was in or the post graduation course I am doing, which made me feel a lot happier. I used to get elevated with joy seeing a weird expression after I tell them that I am working. “So what if I am growing up, people still think that I am young.”—I gradually became a narcissist spending too much of my time in front of the mirror.

But every good thing needs to have an end. Things changed all of a sudden (I donno y and how)and the kids in the neighbourhood now call me ‘uncle’. The word ‘uncle’ hit my ego so badly on the very first day itself and they still do it inspite of repeatedly reminding them to call me ‘anna’(which btw means brother). Each time they do it, it gets onto my nerves --“Uncle, could you get us that ball? Uncle, could you park your bike here? Uncle….?Uncle…?Uncle…”. Aaargh, I hate kids when they don’t listen. All I asked them was to call me with a simpler word which would make me happy. But who am I kidding? Of course, I am getting old each day and gone are the days when nature used to help me hide my age. Guess what, I avoid attending marriages these days just because I hate answering, “When’s yours?” and then I keep mumbling, “Why do they keep asking this to me and when exactly did I grow so old to get married?”.

This is what happens when my mind wanders and often I don’t get satisfied with the answers I arrive at. Well, its not a big deal if I am growing old. Atleast I am younger to my bro and a lot younger to my dad. To quote a dialogue from the FRIENDS series, “Thirty is not that old an age. Do you know how old the earth is?” We all would have wished for more birthdays in our childhood before blowing the candles on the cake; probably if I had wished less, I wouldn’t have grownup so fast !!!

May 9, 2009

What if ?? (the question series ) --- Reloaded

Post published on Sep 1 2007

I really don’t know what made me come up with such a post. Probably, its because of my present state of mind.

What if ? - reflects a state of confusion of the human mind and one could derive a lot of answers from one such question. This question had made some of the great ones in the past to think hard, which had resulted in many of todays most important discoveries and inventions.
I myself have asked this question quite often and most of my answers still remain unanswered. More often than not, my questions were/are personal and most of them would have been to take an important decision in life. But whenever I had posed these questions, I had to undergo a lot of criticism with my conscious. One such question is about the way I am now. I know that I am not such a good person, but I am not that bad either. Well, What if this is not the way I am supposed to be? Could be because of the way I was brought up, or might be because of the education I have had. Though I have done by Masters in management, I keep thinking, What if I had a Hotel Management degree or a degree in B.Pharm or even a MBBS ? Life would have been totally different then, especially when taking into consideration the people I have with me today. What if I never converted my lifes’ acquaintances to the ‘best of’ friends that I have now? Its true that the people who are around me have influenced me both in my life and in my decisions to a great extent. But, What if some of the decisions that I had taken or what I would be taking on my own influence their life too-directly or indirectly? What if the good decision hurts them and then I regret taking the bad one? To think of it, I need not be this confused since it is my life, I need to live on my own and it is not certain that these people are going to be with me at every phase of my life. But again, What if I lose all those people, who had been there for me through out my life, by just taking a single decision? Well, it was these decisions at different phases that made me learn a lot of lessons in life – personally and professionally. I am trying my best to still learn, for it is these lessons that I consider as my experience in life today. What if I commit the same mistake inspite of those experiences? and What if, one day, I stopped having that urge to learn? My experiences has only led me in the right direction so far and made me realize about my priorities and responsibilities in life. ‘Stopping by woods on a snowy evening’ a poem written by Robert Frost has a line about responsibility that goes “I have promises to keep and Miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep”. All of us have come to this world with responsibilities to accomplish a particular task, a promise that we need to fulfill.What if I did accomplish my task and never came to know what it actually was? Or What if I bid farewell to the world without even fulfilling it?
This is what happens when my mind wanders. Though I dont want it to, my mind keeps seaching for answers which I know for sure would not be available. What if I kept searching for the answers when it is already within me? or What if I find the answer one day and its too late?

May 7, 2009

The big B !

Ok, now this is going to be tough !

(Clearing throat) People, I know this whole break from blogging has become a trend these days. And unfortunately, now its my turn. I will be away from mobiles, computers and internet from 9th and will be back only by the 1st of June, which also means I would be away from all my favourite blogs (thank goodness, huh?). It’s a small trip to Europe to meet my brother and best friend that I had been planning since Feb. I haven’t revealed it to many because its just today that everything got materialized.

I am going to miss all your posts and most importantly I would miss leaving my stupid and pure nonsense comments for all those posts. Speaking of comments, guess what, quite recently, I had been banned twice by a fellow blogger because of my comments. LOL. And what more? Another blogger called me mad and she officially declared me as the Bad Boy of Blogosphere. Now I know how Salman would have felt when he was called – The Bad Boy of Bollywood ! LOL.

Jokes apart, I take this opportunity to apologize to everyone here for all my insane comments. But let me make it very clear; that doesn’t mean I will be decent in the future. LOL. This is just temporary. (You know, like how some of those idiots go and confess in churches, pray in temples and return to their anti social activities )

People, I will be back !!! Buhahahhahahahahhahaha (Evil laugh) !!!!!

But you know what, technically speaking, none of you are going to miss me! Oh yeah! I am not going to spare any of you in my absence. LOL. I had scheduled some of my older posts (with a tag Reloaded) to appear right from 9th till I return to regular blogging. By this way, I can still be around you all in some way or the other and also, those poor forgotten posts would receive few comments. (you guys would comment, na? LOL )

Take care you guys. I am really going to miss being around. Bye ! (searching for a hanky)

Check out Joey in this video. That’s how excited I am.



PS : The bloggers who had banned and who had given me titles are still good friends of mine. And for people who misunderstood that, I just have three words – L.O.L. !!!

May 5, 2009

Understanding Women !!!

Believe me, this 55 word thingy is a boon. This is the second one in two weeks. LOL. I wanted to post about this incident when it actually happened with me last year. I repeat, it actually happened with me. One of my old friends suddenly appeared online in yahoo messenger and I initiated a conversation. Found it too small to publish then and now with this new blessing in disguise, it has become easier to convey such messages in a short and simple way.


‘She’ appears online.

He : Helllllllloooooooooooo !!

She : Helllloooo???? why don’t you just say a ‘Hi’ ???

He : What is the difference? It means the same even on Pluto.

She: Don’t you try being over friendly with me !!!!

He : Whaaaaa ????

‘She’ goes offline immediately !

‘He’ laughs & sends offline : GO TO HELL. IT IS A BETTER PLACE TO ROT.


The inspiration for this 55-er fiction is Archanas latest post and the above was first written as a comment for that post of hers.

PS : I wanted to write this for the previous 55 -er too. All that you find here has to be taken lightly. I have no grudge against any one or any gender. And if anyone finds these posts offensive or rude, please come back after installing the latest version of Sense of Humour in your system :D

Pic courtesy : Cartoonstock

May 1, 2009

Geet.....Geetham....SANGEETHAM (Part 3)

This is the third and final installment of my never ending tag on melodious songs.

Part 1 - Geet (Hindi)
Part 2 – Geetham (Tamil)

Part 3 – Sangeetham - Malayalam

Criteria – Under-rated melodies from movies that starred Jayaram.

1) Nee Kaanumo - Irattakutikalude Achan

2) Swantham Nizhalumaayi - Ayalathey Adheham

3) Neer Mizhi Peeliyil - Vachanam

4) Saarangi Maaril - Paavakoothu

5) Paalazhi Theeram - Utthaman

6) Mounam Swaramaayi - Aayushkaalam

7) Puliyila Karayolam - Jaadakam

8) Saandramaam Sandhya - Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakaalathu

9) Ponnin Vala Kilukki - Njangal Santhushtaraanu

10) Chandana Thennalai - Sharjah to Sharjah

The other five that couldn’t make it to the above list (the songs are linked to the respective respective you-tube videos) :

1) Panchami Thingal - Friends

2) Marakkumo - Karunyam

3) Mayilaadum Kunnin Mel - Naadan Pennum Naatu Pramaaniyum

4) Chumbana Pookondu - Bandhukkal Shatrukkal

5) Eden Thaazhvarayil - Kuruppinte Kanakku Pushtakam

Note : Song selection is based on how under-rated these songs are and not their quality.

Jayaram is one of the finest actors we have today in the Indian film industry. This would be a tall claim for many, but that’s only because he is a highly under utilized actor, barring a few movies like Keli, Chitrashalabam, Karunyam, Shesham and Theerthadanam. He doesn’t have many awards to his credit, nor does he have any a huge stardom in Kerala, but he is one actor who has the ability to consistently lure the family audience to the theatres. A personal favourite of late directors like Padmarajan, Bharathan and actor Kamal Hassan, Jayaram has also been able to prove his mettle in Tamil movies like Tenali (won the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actor), Priyanka and Gokulam. He was going through a rough phase in his career from 2004 till about mid last year. (Infact, the whole Malayalam film industry is right now going through one of its worst phases with half baked scripts and poor characterizations.) But Verude oru bharya (2008) and his recent Bhagyadevatha resurrected his position once more in the industry. He had a humble beginning, struggled a lot in the industry which was and is still dominated by the two M’s, and captured their market for a brief period (1996 – 2004), but success never went over his head; he is still the same old humble and adorable person. Elephants are a craze for him and he also plays the Chenda (kerala drums) as a hobby and has given several public performances. Check out this exclusive video where he plays it along with Sivamani. Awesome !!!

Jayaram has always been my favourite; but really don’t know since when. I have seen almost all his movies and I have missed quite a few only after I had shifted to Chennai. I usually refer him as “Enikku Janikaadhey Poya Ammaavan” (a uncle who wasn’t born for me). His style of acting is very natural and his ability to sink into the given character that families could easily relate to could be the reason for his tag - ‘Kudumba Sadassugalude Ishta Naayakan’ (favourite hero of the families). I had seen him personally once during a college cultural meet and he even posed for a quick snap. Last year, I had a brief conversation with him over the phone for about 30 secs, all thanks to my friend Reeta and her dad. I take this opportunity to wish my favourite actor all the best and to provide the Kerala audience with many more good movies.