Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A paradox called life

"Arrrrrrrrrrrjunnn...enga kelambita"
"Amma..naan velayaada poren"
"Classku kelambara neram aachu..po elaathiyum readya eduthuko.."
"Ammmaa...pleasssseeema..en friendskelamm inniki thaan leave..inniki oru naaliku class venaamay"
"Evlo fees katti... kashtapattu alanju tirinju serthu vitrukoam..adampudikaama kelambu"
With a dejected look Arjun took his bat,pads and gloves and started for his cricket coaching class.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chumma oru try - 1

Vishvamitraroda storya adaimozhi vachu vasana nadaila solla oru chinna attempt..evlo thooram kathaiya ipdiye solla mudiyum therila..izhukara varaikum try panni paakren :)

இந்திரன் அவை:

"மரவுரி தரித்தும்
துறவு நெறி பிடித்தும்
என் மணி முடி
பின் துரத்தும் விசித்திரன்
உலகோர்க்கோ அவன் விஸ்வா மித்திரன்
எனக்கோ பரம உபத்திரன்"

என்று பொருமினான் இந்திரன்

கலகம் செய்வதில் கலைஞன்
உலகம் சுற்றும் அறிஞன்
நாளும் திருமாலின் புகழ் பாடும் பா ரதன்
மூவுலகத்தோரும் அறியும் நாரதன்

உபாயம் ஒன்றை உரைத்தான்
அதிலிருந்த அபாயம் தன்னை மறைத்தான்

"அமரர் கோணே
அசுயையை உன் புகழை
ஆக்கிடும் வீணே

விஸ்வா மித்திரன்
வன் முனி என்றினும் அவன்
அகிலம் வணங்கும் முனி வன்
உதவி வேண்டி வருவோர்க்கு இனியன்
வஷிஷ்டர் வாழ்த்திய ப்ரம்ம ரிஷி
போற்றுதல் ஆக்கிடும் அவனை குஷி

கர்வம் தவிர்ப்பாய்
அச்சம் மீள்வாய்"

என்றான் நாரத முனி
செவ்வனே துவங்கியது அவன் பணி


"மூவுலகாளும் வேந்தன் நான்
முற்றும் துறந்தவன் முன்
மண்டி இட்டால் சேர்ந்திடும் எனக்கு இகழ்
மங்கி போய்விடும் எனது புகழ்
கலைக்கிறேன் அவனது தவத்தை
படுவான் அவன் இனி அவஸ்தை..
கூப்பிடுங்கள் மேனகையை
மதி மயக்கும் அழகு காரிகையை"


மேனகை-

ஆயிரம் கண் கொண்டவனின்
அனைத்து கண்களையும் கவர்ந்தவள்
இவளின்
ஸ்வாசம் வாயு
கூந்தல் வருணன்
இடை இந்திரன்
நுதல் சந்திரன்
புருவம் விஜயன்
நிறம் அக்னி
என
அனைத்து தேவர்களையும்
அணைத்து செய்த அழகு சிலை

கோடை காலத்து
குளிர் காற்று
பத்தரை
இவளது மாற்று

பார்க்கும் பார்வையாலேயே
புரவலரையும்
புலவராக்கும்
வித்தை அறிந்தவள்
துதி பாடும் துறவிகளையும்
கவி பாட வைக்கும்
கள்ளம் கற்றவள்

அசைபவை நிற்கவும்
நிற்பவை இசையவும்
வைக்கும்
அசைவுகளை கோண்டவள்

கொண்ட கருமமே
கண்ணாயினளாய்
கல்லாய் சமைந்தவனை
காமுற வைக்கும்
கள்ளதனமான
காரியம் முடிக்க
கட்டளை ஏற்றாள்
தன் கண்ணியம் தோற்றாள்

இந்திரன்
இட்ட பணி முடிக்க
தேவுலகம் துறந்தாள்
பூலோகம் விரைந்தாள்

இனி..தவ முனி..

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Question Hour with Gilmananda

"Blog TV makkaluku vanaaaaakaam"

"Ennappaa ithuku munnadi Sun Newsla vela paathutrunthia?"

"aamanga..epdi kandupudicheenga"

"Vanakkam solrathulenthay teriuthu"

"ada..flow interrupt pannatheenga swamigalay...thirumbavum firstlenthu start panren..Blog Tvla mudhal muraiyaaga interview thara vanthirukum..poli saamiyaar gilmananda avargalay...vanakkaaaam. Ungalta kekkarathukaga room poatu yosichi sila pala kostins ready panniruken..kekalaama"

"Kelvigalai nee ketkiraaya ila naan kekatuma"

"Yov vendru..naan kostin ready pannitu vantha nee nogaama nonbu kumbuduvia... "Thiruvilayaadal" padam vanthu 50 varusham aaga poguthu..ithey dialoga inum ethana varusham solveenga...Kelvilaam naan than kepen..nee badil mattum sollu"

"Kelum...kettu tholayum.."

"Pennadimai theerumattum ezhuthuvennu medaiku medai solreengalay..neenga feminista?"

"Naan matumileenga..yaara irunthalum pen adi mai theerara varaikum thaan ezhutha mudiyum..Ink theernthaprum ezhutharathu vallurvar anaalum pena ezhthaathu"

"Aaaha..neenga feministnu nenachen...nalla samaalikaratha paatha ungaluku samaalistnu thaan pattam kudukanum"

"Aanum pennum samamnu nenakarathala sama listnu onnu iruntha athula kadisia oru edam kedaicha porum"

"Aanum pennum enganga samam...Pen name kooda HERO PARKER nu aambala pera thaana vaikaranga. HEROINE nu engayachum pena kelvi patrukeengala"

"Aaha..ennaye yosika vachitayepaa...hmmmm...oru vela..."Ink" ngara Karuva sumanthu..ezhuthungara vaazhkaiya vazhi nadathara athana mukkiyamaana velaiyum seiyara portiona PEN nu solra makkal...Antha PEN kaanju poida koodathunu paathukaara moodila thaana Aan per vara mathiri vacihrukaanga..so..correcta thaan vachirukaanga nenakren"

"Gilmaananda swamigalay...neer oru samaalipu thilagamnu adikadi prove panreenga..Bogam,Mogam,Sugam..itha pathi enna solreenga"

"Patruthal related samaachaaramngarathaala thaan perulaye.."GUM" nu.. otra item vachirukaanga..Bogam..Mogam..irunthu Sugam anubavikarathula thappilla..aana ithoda Sogam varapo.."So..Come" nu athaiayum anubavichi yethukanum..apdi oru pakkauvam vanthutta..varatti adukki erikkara varaikum vaazhkkai varietya irukum"

"Ithu etho auto pinnadilenthu sutta item mathiri irukkay"

"Automatica vara matterellam auto pinnadi vara mattera teriutha...enna kodumai ithu"

"Ippolaam festival timela yaarum ritualsa ozhunga follow panni celebrate panna maateengaraangalay...atha pathi unga karuthu"

"Bakeryla cake vaangi cut panra naalellam birthdayva nenachi santhosha pada aarambichitta vaazhkkai interesting aaidum. Aana oru oru thadavaiyum cake saapdrachay gift expect panna athay life derror aaidum"

"Yov..ennaya solra...puriara mathiri pesa maateenu sathiyam pannitiya"

"Sathyamum ila..escape cinemasum ila..Ten years back...Sun Tv nu oray channel thaan aattam pottukitu irunthaanga..inniki remotela irukara number combinationa vida neria channel vanthiruchi..Oru oru channelayum pudu padamngara perla under production padamlaam kooda potu makkala veeta vitu velila vara vidama senjidraanga. Enna ketta..festivals annikellam..day time poora power cut pannina thaan veetla makkal ozhunga celebrate pannuvaanga. Panra ritualslaam.. en panrom ethuku panromnu terinjukitta innum ozhunga pannuvaanga nenakren"

"Intha Pongal thiru naalula..Blog Tv neyargaluku neenga enna solla virumbareenga"

"Intha naaloda matumm niruthikaama ini vara ella naalum santhosha pongal unga ellaar manasilayum pongattum..haaan..aapdiye oru statuatory warning..Sun Tvla Sura padam podraan..marakkaama channel maathirunga"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

If Everyone Cared

Gummu song...loved the first para of the lyrics and got hooked right into it. Below are the lovely lovely lyrics and the online audio. Music is not bad too..thanks to Avada Kedavra for introducing this song.


From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you'd be mine
But here we are, we're here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive

[Chorus:]
If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died

And I'm singing

Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive
Amen I, Amen I, Amen I, I'm alive

And in the air the fireflies
Our only light in paradise
We'll show the world they were wrong
And teach them all to sing along

Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
Singing Amen, I, I'm alive
(I'm alive)

[Chorus x2]

And as we lie beneath the stars
We realize how small we are
If they could love like you and me
Imagine what the world could be

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we'd see the day when nobody died
When nobody died...

[Chorus]

We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day, we'd see the day
When nobody died
We'd see the day when nobody died

NickelBlack

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Inception - Sell me your dreams...

Atlast i managed to see the movie :) It was almost as if i was not destined to see it last year. I badly wanted to see it in theaters and tried so many times to get a ticket. But somehow or other the opportunity slipped away. And when i bought the DVD, my friend(grrrrr) took it away and it was with him for 3 4 weeks before i could finally lay my hands on it. By this time, i had got a fair idea of what the movie was all about and was sort of mentally prepared :) I sound as if i had prepared for a battle..still :) the hype that surrounded the movie and the reviews i read had raised my expectations for it..glad to say it didnt disappoint one bit.

Kudos to the director who is also the writer for conceiving such a complex idea and yet presenting it as simple as it deserves to be. I wont say its a movie which you can enjoy munching over a popcorn. You might rather forget the popcorn while watching it if you get hooked into it. There are so many incidents happening per frame that, even if you miss a scene or a dialog here and there, it might throw you off course. That i feel, might be a dampener in an otherwise excellent story. Way too many things have been packed towards the end. And the last few scenes leaves a lot many things for the viewer to make their own assumptions. That it could have multiple endings in itself is a triumph for the writer/director.

Now for the story :) What does a tired body do to relax? if the answer is sleep..well the movie just makes sleeping scarier. Especially if you are a hotshot guy with so much riding on your decisions. The hero(or should i say the lead character? there are so many gray shades to this character that its almost villainous, but for DiCaprio's performance) enters into peoples dreams and steals the innermost secrets of the victims. He even goes one step better and implants his thoughts on others. He takes up such an assignment and whether he succeeds in that or not forms the story. In the process, he has his own demons in mind to fight against. A word on the visual effects- STUNNING. The camera works as the eye of the director and captures his mind in visuals.

Everyone who sleeps has dreams. And at times the dreams are so realistic that its hard to believe whether we are awake or asleep. The director takes this crux and has woven an absolute delight of a tale around it. Just like how we pinch to bring ourselves to reality there is a totem concept in the movie. There is nothing much to describe the movie. You've to see it to believe it. Its not a movie you can enjoy with a wavering mind. For its a movie about the wavering mind. Mysterious are the power of human mind and that is brought out in all its glory in the movie. I always felt memories are cannibalistic in nature. They feed over themselves and get erased if we not care for them. The movie creates a scare for the security of the secrets one has locked in the dark confines of their mind.

Gils verdict: Deception never sounded so sexy and sleep so scary. Awesome movie. If it doesnt win this year's screenplay oscar..i would feel more disappointed than the director himself.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

News sans sense

I have been noticing this similarity for a while now. Every year, Jan 1st newspaper page one, would be majorly covered with all the disasters and death news of the previous day. Atleast news kedaikalaina, ivangaly vandi eduthutu poitu accident panitaachum atha front pagela potruvanga nenakren.

"Vizhuppuram arugil payanigal peruthu marathil mothiyathu"

Athaan perlaye vizhupuramnu irukulla..driver paathu otirukanum. Paakama oatti vizhunthaprum news aadichinu varutha patta epdi.

"Tanker lorryum Vanum mothi kondathil pathu per bali"

There exists no newspaper which doesnt boast of this particular news. Right from "Daily thanthi" to "Daily Bugle" this is a "HAS-TO-BE-THERE" news. If you are not printing this news, it means your paper is not worth it. Your reporters are cheating on you. Even if such a travesty doesnt happen, its your "pathirgai dharmam" to print this news.

YUCK.

OOrla thousand and 5 nalla news irukarachay saavu news mela namma journalistsku en ivlo aasai nu GOK. Ofcours..accident matter is serious and has to be conveyed. Aana atheye maathi maathi front page newsa poatu athoda importanceay podichi.

And more festive the occasion is, more morbid the news would be. Yen intha kola veri. Oru vela nalla naalu mela kannu patrumnu irukumo?? Inimay newspaperlalaam..Internation..national..sports..sectionsoda...accidents nu oru sectionum poda solanum. Oorala olagathula nadakara athana accidents pathina newsum (neria peroda marriage utpada) antha sectionla thaan cover panannumnu law pass pananum. Front page should definitely be devoid of any morbid news, other than show stoppers. Kaalangaathala paper paatha etho funeral poitu vantha effect varuthu. Newsa maathungappa. Mudiala.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Devil wears Allen Solly

"My personal life is hanging by a thread, that's all. Nigel"
"Oh, join the club. That's what happens when you start doing well at work, darling. Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. That means it's time for a promotion"

The above lines from the movie "Devil wears Prada" sums up the life of any corporate worker with a tinge of ambition to move up the ladder. This is taken to a totally new extreme in Indian MNC's. Officially, on paper, they preach work life balance and all those politically correct words. But if at all anyone really puts such things in practice they are frowned upon. Working beyond office hours is something which is taken for granted and anyone who leaves on time is seen as one with no workload. However fast you are in getting your job done and however smart you are in the way you work, "Smart worker" exists as truly as "Tooth Fairy" in corporates. Its always the "Hard worker"..the slogger..who hogs the lime light.

This comes more into prominence during appraisal times, when the management conveniently hides behind the blanket that, they have to give preference to the person who has put in long hours and have to reward him as he has been "selfless"ly slogging compared to the smart worker who got his work done on time. I came across a scene when a fellow colleague was asked not to leave office early because he was creating a bad influence amongst the team. When he countered saying that, he is moving out only after completing his work, the reply came was, those who want to leave early, wouldnt bother to note that, but would only point out the exit time, and since it had reached revolting proportions , the damager had no other option but to intervene. The colleague argued that why can't the other guys follow his positive example and get their jobs done on time. The response was unrealistic deadlines for that person who was forced to stretch beyond the office hours. It was hardly a surprise that he quit very soon after that.

There is a scene in the movie "Anniyan" when Vikram would complain to the TTR in train that the quality of food served was pathetic and he want to know the authority to take it up with. The guy would coolly reply that, railways being such a big network, it would take months to locate the correct contact and even if located he would point fingers and the place where the buck stops, the guy would simply apologise and would promise to get it corrected soon. He would ask Vikram do you want to spend months in extracting that simple apology. The same holds good in these scenarios too.

Ask any corporate guy whether he is willingly stretching himself to meet his deadline, unless he is a bachelor, staying with his roomies and want to enjoy free A/c and net connection, the reply would be a resounding No in majority of the cases. No one wants to slog unnecessarily. Still its almost considered a taboo subject to be broached. If someone has the guts to raise this as an issue, immediately they are seen upon as people who are unwilling to take up more responsibilities and almost as a pariah. No one actually is willing to take the responsibility for those unrealistic deadlines and the finger pointing goes all the way up to the client. I am sure no client would want a bad quality product in less time and spend more money on getting the post delivery support rather than accepting a quality product with a tad bit more time. Everyone accepts this conventional commonsense but buries them in the name of competitiveness.

If at all i can change something i would want to begin 2011 by changing this attitude. I am sure its akin to drying up an ocean with a teaspoon. But i can see more people willing to take the spoon and try. We have aped lot of things from the Westerners in managing our business. Lets try to get one more thing corrected before the call for IT unions reach a deafening proportion.

This is an industry i've grown to admire for the sense of maturity it brings with it in dealing with situations and its effect on the individuals of the industry in their personal life too. I would go on a limb and say IT has done more to female empowerment than all the other industries put together. It has made the aggressive male tone himself down and behave bit more measuredly with the ladies in his life and has injected a sense of self belief and righteousness in the ladies in dealing with their own life. But because of totally unacceptable reasons its slowly creating a whole lot of individuals rather than a society of people. Its an industry still at a very nascent stage, where in i am yet to see lot many people who started with a career in IT and retiring from it. Of course the retiree batches have slowly begun, but the amount of change the industry has gone through, there hardly qualify a full fledged representative who can answer for all sections of the industry. If at all there exist such a person would love to have a chat with him on what he feels about this issue.

P.S: The first post i read for this year was "Thalai"s post. So i would blame this mokkai to be influenced by him :)