Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A time well spent.. :)

P.S: This is one post right out of my diary..Feels as if just last week i landed here in blore...athukulla..5 years odiye poachu. Vanthapo i was the lone IT person in my batch..now after 5 years i am all left of my batch!! But when i look in the mirror, the fella who landed on the chilly december morning is missing..a totally new person who in no way resemble the one he was half a decade back. Well here is something which i had written 5 years back. Each word of it rings true even today. This is not a self discriminatory post..but more a thanksgiving one :)

Staying away from home teaches a LOT of things and thats an experience in itself. Its something which can make or break a person. Luckily for me i had the good fortune of meeting an amazingly wonderful set of human beings. Everyone i had met in these short tenure had been so very good..at time it was damn depressing. How can people be so GOOD and so SELFLESS!! I also had the gud fortune to meet some amazing personalities who became thick friends. God couldnt be everywhere so i hear he created parents. Parents are god given. And good friends are nothing but imitations of god himself. I feel blessed to be in such a good company. One thing is i totally dont deserve them and not worthy of being associated with such a honourable group of people. I am way below their league. Still the warmth and affection with which these people treat me and bear with my mistakes and pamper me with their care and love..hmm..aint i one lucky bloke :) When i was a kid i used to fret over my ill luck. At a very yound age i decided gambling is not a great career oppertunity for me..considering my luck i would end up calling tails even if given a "SHOLAY" coin. But those are silly things. God has been kind to me with what matters most in ones life. Good friends. Maybe like the rust, which gets enhanced with magnetic power, with repeated rubbing on a magnet, i might pick one or two good things from them and become a better person. Anyways....

P.S:
hahaha...The only missing portion is an autosignature for swami Gilsananda :) enakay siripa varuthu ivlo seriousalaam ezhuthiriken nenakum boathu..but still en friendslaam avlo nallavanga..they deserve a post :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Where have all these brands gone!!!

The list below includes some famous products and some not so famous ones..but like sparrows they are suddenly extinct, without anyone noticing..

Tinopal & Robin blue:

Not sure of the latter..but my mom used to make my sparkling white school uniform into aquamarine blue. The latter one was more potent. Few extra drops and you will get a permanent blue stained dress..i used to like the cute dabba in which it came

Leo toys:

This is really something to think about..a while back, these folks were market leaders with virtual monopoly over toyland. I still remember pestering my dad, asking for a toy machine gun, which incidentally was way too much priced at that time to afford. And suddenly this company is nowhere.

Forhans:

Not that i am a great fan of this paste. But this is onething which i dont see on the racks anymore

ponvandu :)

this is one soap we used in our chem. lab in school to figure out how hazardous a soap can be. It was so very concentrated your hands will whiten fully, forget about the clothes. havent seen that irritatingly noisy ad for a while now.

nutramul &maltova

i used to hate this one as a kid. never liked the taste when its mixed with milk. But had a yummy taste to eat directly. i purposedly used to keep the packet open so that it becomes hard like a candy. not seeing this one also. There used to be an ad for the latter where a kid will do somersault after drinking maltova. i used to wonder whether it was so yucky that its causing all these reacitons to that poor fellow.


ECE bulb

i miss the ad..with asrani and some other guy..every sunday when they showed spiderman cartoon this ad will come. is it just the ad or the company also is missing? no idea

big fun

forget about the taste..i think the makers revolutionized ad marketing with the runs n wickets concept. never were the wrappers of a product more in demand than the actual product..it used to be a rage during my school time and there always was a race to collect 1000 runs and 100 wickets for that bat and some trivia book signed by srikanth. its nowhere to be seen now

BSA SLR

boy..am i missing those ads..i think their Street cat cycle was the first one to come up with a rap song for an ad..i think it goes like..BOOM BOOM SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM something.and the investigator series ads.. wow...not sure if this one is still there..but i dont see any ads for them at all..

Friday, February 15, 2008

Minnalai pidithu..!!

I am sure Mr.X won't mind me pulling his leg like this...but this is jus for fun and any heartaches because of this is regretted... Mr.X feel free to pardon me for this mail..Ready joooott..

It's a morning on the valentine's day and Mr.X seems to be in a serious mood.bcos coimbatore madam had asked for a diamond neclace on the valentine's day ..but the fact is he doesn't have money to buy shoe lace ,bcos it's the mid of the month.suddenly his cell phone rings ....

Mr.X:"hello credit card company??? Mr.X is out of station ..."

Voice of a girl" No MR.Mr.X.actually one of ur group's member Neha is my friend and she use to forwards all ur mails to me. i got impressed and interested in you .can you join me near statue of liberty on valentine's day ..i am an NRI living here at US..actually i am looking for a valentine and i wanna choose you for it ..
btw r u married?

Mr.X(checks whether coimbatore madam is around nearby) No No actually i am a bachelor ...unmarried...and a ..virgin ...person with a one guy ..one wife policy ...and i never tell a lie (on hearing this the gal sitting next to Mr.X laughs aloud)

Voice:ok Mr.X ..pls meet me near statue of liberty around 12.00 midnight ...
i'll be waiting for u there ...

Mr.X:??? how can i identify you ...??

Voice:anyway there won't be much girls at that time there and eventhough if anyone is there i am the most beautiful among them ....

Mr.X:pls lemme know u r name ????

Voice :Minnal....

Mr.X gets excited ...he jumps in joy ..he waits till evrone in his house is fast asleep and around 11.30 pm he wears a new shirt ...new blazer..new over coat ...and new banian and underwears too..and with his cycle key he leaves his house like a cat....

Yogi who is the man at next door watches him and says ...

"kalakara Mr.X ...puthu shirt ..puthu fant..pramaaatham..."(just
like in Asian paints....;))

Mr.X riding his cycle reaches statue of liberty around 11.58 pm ...

he starts singing the song "minnalai piddithu minnalai pidithu
.."(shahjehan song)

when the clock strikes 12.00 he sees a beautiful girl approaching him
..she is undescribly beautifull ..she is a mixture of kate winslett+
anna kaurnikova+ jhothika+simran +........+kovai sarala ..she is so
beautifull that Mr.X got bowled of her beauty ...

he slowly asks"r u miss Minnal ????"

she replies "yes mr Mr.X..do u like me ...???"

Mr.X looks around for the presence of coimbatore madam and when
confirms that she is no where says "oh sure ..i am so happy to get u
as my valentine ..can we have a handshake ???

minnal:sure ???

With great eager Mr.X touches her hand and some thing happens ....
the image of minnal gets blurred and uneven ..ie the effect is similar
to that of the below thing .u are looking at u r image on a still pond
water and when u throw stone on it ..the effect on u r image ..

Mr.X is shocked to see this happen ...

slowly coimbatore madam and MR.Bill gates come out laughing from their
hide outs..

Bill gates speaks :"Mr.X ...do u like minnal..."

Mr.X is totally shocked ....but says "ya yes ..what what happened
to her..
why she dissapeared suddenly???"

bill:"sucess ...our beta version of Microsoft's Innovative Natural Affectionate Lover(MINNAL) is a great sucess.yep Mr.X it's not a living thing actually ...
it's a 3d animation software which emulates a lover with artificial
intelligence.it's main purpose is to releive guys doesn't have a girl friend ,from loneliness...it will talk with you ...chat with u ..give u company to beach,park cinema ...ucan put kadalai with that ..to be short it will give a feeling as if u have a girl friend allways with u ..we wanted to test it out and we choosed u for that ..it just costs 40000$ for a licenced version .

coimbatore madam continues:

yes Mr.X ..secretly bill called for a meeting of house wives at us, ..and told us he wanted to test his minal beta version and since married guys are the more naughty than bachelors ..he asked to suggest husbands who can be more suitable for this drama. i suggested you ....even though Mr. A's wudbe suggested Mr. A ..
later she got convinced with the fact that u r more JP(jollu party) than Mr. A.so we tried minal with you ...and thanks for u r co-operation..

(on hearing this Mr.X fells unconscious)...


P.S:
Ennoda pazhaya TLa nakkal adichi anupina mail ithu. Sent on the occassion of his engagement. Inboxa thoosi thatina enalaam maatuthu!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Feb 14 :)

It was luv @ 1st sight. Every alternate week i used to crave for THE day..the most eagerly awaited day of the week, when i would see her in her usual place on the stands. I would wait near the stand, awaiting her arrival..greedy to be the first person to enjoy the visual feast. Every time, its a new experience. The fresh smell emnating from her..is something beyond words. Throughout my childhood she has been my companion for majority of the time. Though i hardly get as much time now, i still try to push in some time once a week or so to catch a glimpse. And tommorow the entire world celebrates...the happiness..we enjoy when we meet..by dedicating a special day.

Happy Book Lovers day folks ;)

Merkuripidapattathu oru book. Lion comics. It introduced me to the wonderful world of irumbukkai mayavi..Archie the robot..and innumerable other characters. Pity its not in publication anymore..or is it still? I checked google once and found that most of the stories published in Lion comics were mere translations from the english version. Not sure of the name of the publisher in english...but ellamay same to same. But still..it was such a fascinating experience..WOW..Diwali and other festivals will have a digest edition release..10 rupees irukum nenakren antha edition...veetla thittuvaangi sanda poatu azhuthu aarpaatam panni...booka vaangi..even before i could reach home from the shop..half the book would be over on the road itself..Same with Amar chitra katha...we had a quiz gang who had mugged up hindu mythology and indian history courtsey ACK. I wonder if its still in print. I am not sure how they can revive themselves. It would be great if they can reprint all those wonderful wonderful stories again. I feel they would've a better market now considering that reading has become glamourous and is not a nerdy thing anymore. I think they can give Harry potter a run for his pound. Ithey topicla..neria
writeyaachu..irunthalum..:) one more to the list.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Its raining babies!!!

Its baby boom again :) Feb and Dec are months of birthdays..most of my friends kids are born either on a feb or dec. Gynabgam vachukavay mudila avlo birthdates.In office ours is a consolidated team of 8 members. Athula 2 have gone on maternity leave and 2 on paternity leave!!! recently we had an escalation. Escalation managerku mail anupina out of office on maternity leavenu varuthu!!! last week was in hospital giving company to my friend whose wife was delivering their first child. Hospitals make me feel numb. Ennu therila..i feel very uncomfortable even to see one rather than visit. En friend semma coola kaal mela kaal poatukitu magazine padichitu irunthan..naan ingayum angaiyum suthikitu irunthen. Baby clean panna eduthutu porathuku munadi they showed a glimpse to us. Haiyoooo...chancela. It was so pinkish in color paaka apdiye rose mathiri irunthichi. It was a gal baby. 'J'la name start aganumtu Jhanhavinu vachirukanga. enaketta Titanicla vara heroine mathiri Rosenu vachirukalam :D avlo pink paapa :D (hey pink paapa sounds cute. inimay ipdi than kupdaporen :)) Wishing all those new borns a good world to live in :)

Monday, February 04, 2008

காட்டை எரிக்கும் தீப்பொறி...

Keys pathu tamizhla adikka porumai ila..so switching to tanglish...nethum innikum news pathavangaluku therinjirukum..Mumbai is again in news for allllll the wrong reasons. Oru oora kaaka oru veetaiyum, oru naatai kaaka oru ooraiyum thiyagam panrathula thappilainu sonathu poi...than suyanalam kaaka sontha ooraye sooraiyadarathunu kanganam katikitu alaiayara intha kaala politicians nenacha nejamavay bayama iruku...the scenes which they showed in TV were no worse than a B grade horror movie..veri pidicihi alaiyara makkal oru pakkamna...thigiladainju poi..shuttera mooditu idukku vazhiya kannula uyira vachindu paakara janam inoru pakkam...VEKKAMA IRUKU INTHA MATHIRI PORUKITHANAM PANIKITU THIRIYARA POLITICIANS EN NAATAI SENTHAVANGANU SOLLIKA..Erkanavay kozhunthu vitukitu eriyara thee mela petrol oothatha koraiya...we will retaliate if provoked solra pa*&^%$ oru pakkam..oru varama naanga pothindu irunthom inimay iruka matomnu porupa solra po!@#$%^&u oru pakkam..LIVE on national networks...the lady news reader from CNN IBN was literally crying hoarse on why the heck they are playing such divisive politics...nice histrionics lady..your program will win this years coveted prize for best aired blah blah..when all these folks knew that the more they coverup these folks, the more publicity for them.. why the heck they are hell bent on giving them what they crave for..FREE PUBLICITY. any person who can say abcd in a sentence finds a mike thrust on his face for his valuble "feedback". Do these idiots realise that in getting their coffers filled they are opening more coffins for the poor and undefended. It BLEEDS to see people, who invest their hard earned money in buying their day to day goods getting flogged for no reason without anyone to protect them. The worst part is many of those hooligans, who were vandalising at will, looked pretty decent and "educated" and so did many of those so called supporters outside the partyhouse of each side!!! Soon we will have some madcap protesting against mallus in chennai..some idiot calling for securing bengaluru from tamils..delhiites against punjabis..!!! call me paranoid but i pray such a day doesnt descend. The problem with these folks is that you cannot arrest them or punish them. That will only deify them in the eyes of their supporters. "Ramana"la vara mathiri etachum panna than undu. Vara vara cinemalam realistica edukaren pervazhinu enamo panranga..real life looks more cinematic. Enga poi mudia pogutho. Adutha electionlayachum ozhunga vote podunga makkalay.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Ithallavo vilambaram :)

P.S: Before u guys jump the gun..ithu g3(=suttathu) panna post...fwda vantha mail..intresting read so posta potruken..

P.S.S: onumila..summa innoru pre script :)

Now that I have seen almost 20 years of my life and most of it without anyone who I could in the true sense call as a friend…..I have been thinking now for a while as to how my spouse oughta be…………

# # # # I am not looking for only a beautiful, slim and an intelligent girl…….They are all cliché The ones that matter are:

The first prerequisite I expect of my wife --- no it isn't the ability to understand me, that's the second---- the first one's a sense of humour for me and all my nonsense

She must sleep in my lap and allow me into hers. She must run her hand into my hair and fight me with pillows as often as she can.

She must allow me to disturb her, Which I will, ---no matter how busy and serious she is and I am--- , while she goes about our household chores.

She must sit with me shoulder in shoulder when we watch the late night movie together and must oblige to have a midnight walk anytime in the night.

When the curry isn't nice and I stare into her eyes, she must straight away go and make an omlette for me.

When she is downright tired she must flirt with me to win a cup of tea or a glass of cold water. She must be ready to blow a kiss any time any day and any place. By the way I take kiss only on lips.

She should call me nicknames and how innovative she coins out new ones the better and must be prepared to confront some deadly ones in return. She can call me 'Tu' or anything as am not at all particular about those pronouns.

She got every right to beat me up when I annoy her while she watches those dready serials. She can also extract what she wants of me on women's day. And I am also ready to share her pre-marital crushes and secrets.

On those rare occasions when we might fight and then go on a mourning spree, it can continue for the night. The next morning must again be normal.

I aint promising her a paradise but yes she will always get more of my love than our children.


And finally, she must have a higher life expectancy than me. I may not be able to live without her…..