Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bliss!! -3

Read part 1 and 2 Here

3 Years later…

Adithi was confused, she was waiting for Aravindh, it was there 1st wedding anniversary, and he was late. All seemed blissful in her life till now; she has got money, clothes, a man who was truly hers and everything she wished for, including a successful franchise of book stores. But still deep in her heart, she felt something was lost. That something, which people called Love. It created a big space in her heart. Her thoughts were still running on the lines on which Aravindh has made this marriage proposal to her. She still hasn’t found the real person behind that rough exterior of his. True he was everything a woman dreams of, with oozing charisma and appeal, but still he held everyone at a distance. He was cold at all times, never showing any real emotions.

In order to make her accept his proposal he had purchased her book store, and gave her the opportunity of a life time to expand it. She couldn’t refuse, coz this was all she dreamt about. It was then she decided to act practical and take up his offer of marriage. It seemed a safe enough way at that time. He wasn’t asking for love, which she thought she could not give to anyone, coz she has been there done it and did not want to be burnt again. He was asking for companionship and trust, which she guessed she could compensate for love.

Love – what a complex emotion. It makes you ache at the happiest of times. It makes you cry out of joy. It makes you live the life of the other. It makes you forget the rest of the people in the universe except the other. It makes you want to hit and brawl. It makes you want to dash and fled. It makes you want to do things that you have never dreamt of doing.

Siddarth – just the name brought shivers to her body. How she loved and yearned for him. How love destroyed them both. Those wonder days will never comeback. He will constantly be a deep ache in her heart. Nothing can mend her wounds. Nothing can make her forget him. Nothing can make her ease away from the guilt that gnawed at her. He had gone, gone from this world. Taking everything from her, including her zest in life. Will she ever get over it?

She had blamed Aravindh that this marriage proposal was farce, but no, the entire blame was hers. She felt guilty for jumping at the opportunity he gave her. A way to escape life’s agonies. She was living in a marriage of lies. He had been honest from the beginning at what he expected of this marriage, but she was not. She was the one who questioned about love, when she herself was not capable of such an emotion.

All these thoughts running in her head did not alert her to the appearance of Aravindh. He crept behind her and pushed a bouquet full of red roses in front of her “Happy Anniversary” he said giving one of his charming smiles. “Happy Anniversary” she replied back feebly forcing a smile on her lips.

He looked like a pagan prince in his pale grey suit. He had just returned from his office meeting. They had planned on dining out to celebrate the year of there wedding. On glasses of champagne he toasted to her “To us, Hard to believe a year has flown by, it seems like yesterday I saw you in your book store. And I hope the coming years of our wedding will be even more adventurous then you ever anticipated in your life”

To be continued blissfully…..

Driving people insane as always!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Are you Single than jingle!!

For all the lucky singles out there, who are by far the most Happy-go-lucky people so far on earth, may I bow in salute? And wait before you proceed, this is not what you think it is, this is not a post on how to demolish your Single state and become committed!

So why am I saluting you, coz you do not go all mushy and gushy about real simple stuff in life. Coz you are your best when you are single. Coz you are you when you are single. And this post is going to prove all that I said just now and even more. Now don’t take me to be against Love and stuff, I am a romantic by heart and you would have known about it when you entered my blog, but let me tell you I am no idiot.

You should be happy that the ugly and chubby faced kid in a diaper who carries an arrow which is beyond his age, who has two shabby wings and is afflicted by the Mushy Moronitis disease is not pricking your ass right this moment with his rose colored pointed heart shaped arrow! Coz if he had pricked your ass but still you are not sure whether you are single or committed then just read on to find out if you are inflicted with that deadly disease or not for which there is no cure till you die, and my sympathies to you people. Some very well known figures are known to have been affected!

Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin like a mad idiot knowing very well you will fall if you don’t stop and still you are spinning, then that’s where it all starts…you are in the initial stages of the Mushy Moronitis!

Does your cell suddenly sing in the middle of the night when you are in deep slumber that too in some lame love song, you are slowly being dragged deeper into the disease!

Do you get chased by mad dogs all the way from your house till you jump into another house in the middle of the night just to wish the person who according to you has your heart ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’, I am really sorry my friend.

Do you often get yelled at in God knows what language just for greeting someone in the opposite sex from your beloved, I advise you to run far. The disease is getting serious.

Do you often pledge all your life, belongings, baggage and luggage to your beloved at your loudest voice from the top of a mountain where you cant even see your lovey dovey one who is standing at the foot of the mountain all misty eyed, I tell you just jump off from that mountain, before you get critical!

Do you ever grin like an idiot when you listen to all those crappy romantic movies and songs they put on radio and TV, you got it big time my friend.

Do you think it is cute to call some one by names pooh, babe (you know the pig) teddy, bunny, cutie pie, sweetie, honey, etc..etc, then I advise you to go test your Brain, coz some major transplantation needs to be done immediately, or else the condition will become worse.

Do you ever think that since you were young you never understood what happened in your life or around the world, but now everything seems crystal clear, then you are in some serious trouble friend, coz nobody can understand what happens in life no matter what the issue! It is just too complicated.

Have you turned sickeningly giggly all of a sudden, and you are no longer spending time with your much worthy friends, whom you now see as villains right now plotting your safe escape, but all of your waking and unwaking hours are spent with the one who according to you is the keeper of your heart, then my friend you digging yourself your own 6 and ½ feet pit!

Do you often hear dialogues like ‘I am never enough for you’, ‘you don’t love me enough’. ‘I know why you are ignoring me, it is because of the new guy/girl in your class’, or much worse ones like ‘Did you think of me?’, ‘why did you take so long to call?( when actually you would have kept the phone a few nano seconds back talking to your beloved), ‘ do you miss me?’, ‘will you do anything for me?’ and so on in all modes of communication available like, Chat, phone, mail, scrap books, facebook wall, A fully dedicated blog to your beloved. You have reached the mature stage, there is no backing now, you deemed to this fate.

In case of guys -Do you ever find 3-4 weeks old baby or babies on your door step on a Sunday morning, exactly when your parents are at home, with a letter saying ‘It has YOU written all over it’ or In case of girls – do you suddenly lose your size zero figure and become size 12 or 13 then let me welcome you all aboard to the world of Mush Morons, You have completely been transformed into one and the disease is spread completely and evenly on all your body parts!

So lets be single and enjoy life when we can, but if you get affected by Mushy Moronitis, then I advise you to do your best not to give in to their deadly symptoms and live life simply and with all the fun you can, coz if you are able to do that you need not reconsider your state of sanity when you are sane and wiser some day later and worse worry what your grandchildren are going to think of you.

Driving people insane as always!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Before Mummy Returns

My first journey into the kitchen. Actually there have been lot of journeys into kitchen to eat, this journey is to cook! Yes COOK you did not read it wrong.

Stop….Stop…where are you all running! I haven’t even started the post and I see you guys running a mile away from me. Don’t worry you guys won’t be asked to taste whatever I do. I have other people in my home to experiment with it.

So I have decided to start this journey on a sweet note. Yes I am gonna make Rasamalais. The only favorite sweet I like, coz am not much of a sweet tooth.

Aim: To try my level best to make Rasamalais in perfect shape and taste (shape and size is important for everything in life *wink*)

Things required:

For the sexy,supple,white things (courtesy : Twisted-DNA):
1 litre of Milk (let it be as pure as white, then you will know it is 100 % adulterated)
1 tsp of Lemon Juice or lemon juice (Our Villan who is going to kick out the juices of our Hero)
1 tbsp of all purpose flour (Note it is all purpose, be it cleaning, washing, everything….and if you get dire consequences I am in now way responsible for it)
Required Water (for thanni thelichu vittufying)
Required Sugar

For the cream syrup: (our Heroine in making)
½ litre of milk (same conditions apply as above)
Required quantity of sugar (depends on how sweet you want it to be, or how soon you want to be a sugar patient)
Almonds, Pistachios, Cardamom etc (those flavors that try to hide all the mistakes of our hero by decorating themselves beautifully in the whole picture just to add a bit of glamour)


Bring our 1 litre milk hero to boil, then add our Villain- lemon juice or Citric acid to fight with the hero and bring out all his juices, that our milk hero will end up like a mass of Fat. Then take this curds of white of our hero very gently and gag him completely by putting him in a cloth and squeezing all the remaining juices out of him.
Now make this into small balls by adding the all purpose flour. Bring our water to boil, and mix sugar to it. This is the energy drink of our hero who is now resting in small balls. Coz he is now tired after fighting with the Villain and being gagged. When the sugar dissolves add our hero balls, and cook for 15 minutes till our hero balls become puffed up with energy, then take it aside from the water.

Now keep our hero aside. It is Time to turn the attention to our Heroine.

Boil our ½ litre milk, add sugar to it and let it thicken half the quantity. This is because it is a rule that the heroine should be a tiny and dainty little creature, why break that universal rule? Now add some of those sinful pistachios and almonds which is our major glamor quotient. The heroine is ready, didn’t I tell you the heroine’s part is very very less! Even this is a universal rule which I do not want to break *wink*.

Now all that happened has to end well, so add our hero balls to our heroine syrup, and serve it hot to those who are cool, and serve it cold to those who are hot!


Our hero is floating with the heroine in its own paradise, while the kitchen where all this happened is a complete mess with loads of utensils piled up here and there!

Time to insert a Dream song
and our Hero and Heroine are in some dream location in obviously in some foreign country and are singing 'Kiss me'


Escape from said place before Mom the queen of the kitchen arrives in the scene!

Driving people insane as always!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dont Break my HEART

I stare at the Darkness
Tossing with restlessness
I fight a silent battle
A battle that I am losing
I never want to open my eyes
I want this all to be a bad dream
I am losing it completely
I know I said a lot of things
Things that shouldn’t be said
Things that were wrong
But I am only human
And seeing you with another...
Makes me lose it all
I do not know your rules
I do not know your game
I cannot work like you
Fast and furious
Sleek and efficient
With no need of a break
I need….
Clothing and
Without you my life is not complete
I can’t make a cup of coffee
I can’t cook my meals
Well I can’t even brush my teeth
Coz you are not there
Then how do you expect me to end it!
Just like that
After all these years
Well for god sake it is year 2200
Don’t you know the word commitment?
Or that once you belong to me
You are mine forever
Don’t do this my Robo Kat
There is lot of work to be done back home
Come back to your Mama!

Driving people insane as always!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chennail oru Mazhaikalam

Well this indeed is Gautam Menon’f film title. But then this blog is not about that. It is about the streets of Chennai and completely Chennai.

Yes I am in love with this place. Completely. Totally. And extensively. Don’t ask me why? That is such a ridiculous question.
I love Chennai because I belong here.

Because there is no where else I will be, rather than the Marina when there are slight showers. Have you ever watched the Full moon in the Marina. It is a magical experience. The moon glowing so bright over the sea waves. The gentle breeze that sways towards you while you sit in the sand near the waves eating the all time favorite Molaga bajji with that red chutney, which you purchase for 10 Rs and later go again and get some more for Rs. 5.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than in Citi Centre, doing window shopping and trying everything and anything in the lifestyle trial room and walking out with purchasing even a small candy bar. Or sitting for all hours with one glass of juice or a piece of pizza in their food court, or just to walk up to the roof top restaurant there with absolutely no money just to gaze at the city from there. Or trying to get 10 Rs tickets of INOX for 30 Rs from a friend of a friend of my friend and watch the movie from the very first row.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than at Sathyam Cinemas trying to book tickets for the first day evening show, munching on their butter popcorn and so fresh sandwiches, Or reaching an hour before the show just to check out if there are 10 Rs tickets available as well if some cute guys are in the vicinity and tricking the people there from paying the parking ticket.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than at Kapaleshwar temple with my mom on festive days grumbling and grunting on the big queue that has formed and all the time that it takes to see the god! Or getting the puliyodarai from the Prasad counter and coming in a puraram around the temple to see all the lovely sights.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than in any of the coffee days around the city, irritating the waiter by keeping him waiting and waiting for such a long time all in all to order a single cup of coffee which costs the very least and sit there for hours, or even threaten them to get up and go without ordering anything if their service is slow.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than in Bessie loitering around the Planet Yumm as if I own the place and have done everything in life till date. Those streets near bessie beach is the best with all it lovely food hangouts that you will never know the time if the day when you go there. Not to mention all the good looking guys who come there to hang out is an added pleasure.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than driving towards the ECR with my family or friends either to watch a movie in a wonderful experience in the Prathana Drive in theatre or get into Mayajaal to have a whole day of fun and food or hit Muttukadu for a boat ride

Because there is no where else I will be rather than vrooming around in my Roger through all the roads in Chennai and getting into trouble with the policemen for not stopping in the Stop line or going and banging into the next vehicle that comes in my line of sight.

Because there is no where else I will get back the memories of the days spent so joblessly in Isphani centre or Gango3 or Spencer or just plainly by bunking classes and sitting under the trees of my college.

Because there is no where else I will be rather than in the city which gave me my education and made me what I am today! This is the city in which resides the best school Chettinad Vidyashram which has been my second home and the world known Stella Maris College with their beautiful campus which just enlightened me on who I am and what I do here!

So you never can take the spirit of Chennai from me!

And if you are wondering why did I put the title as Chennail Oru Mazhaikazham….i do not know, I just found that phrase kinda cool, and it is usually only in rainy seasons you all sit and think about old days cause you cant go out and paint the town red due to some of its steady pours! Does it sound logical? Well if it does not I never asked you to read what I write with a logical mind!

Did I?

Driving people insane as always!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Creative Streak

I was always born with a creative streak, said my mom. She said that very statement when I guess I was 9 or 10, Coz everyday when I come from school CUBS class with all sorts of colors not on my drawing books but all over my school uniform!
Then I started pretty madly coloring all kinds of figures which i found in B & W. My mom couldn't bear anymore that she made me join some drawing classes. The result...I have managed to create some pieces of work, which can be passed as good. In my twenty years of my life, now I have become quite confident enough to preserve my work and frame them to protect them for a long life. The slide show will give you a glimpse of some of my works

Driving people insane as always!

I am Shifting Base

hello guys
people dropping in
let me just divert you all to my new blog
The Star, Me and Star Struck
i am upgrading from sea, shores ,sands, files to the ultimate stars
It would be good to have you people there in my new blog and continue encouraging me to rite

Driving people insane as always


Hello people!
guess what i have shifted base!
from the sands and the shore to my stars
yeah from my old blog
pages from zanyfiles
to here!

And lemme first wish you all a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
61 years of independence and we are still going strong as a developING Country!
I guess it is time for a new change, time we all geared up and brought forward the country. I think it has already set in motion by our very own ABHINAV BINDRA, our golden boy of the olympics who came back home. Time people took inspiration from him.

well it is a new beginning and i am gonna take this blog seriously!
lets all gear up for a new start
and for my inspirations check out my technocrati counter
those bloggers are simply amazing!

Driving people insane as always!

Monday, July 14, 2008

2 Decade old me……

It is time a mile stone has reached. It is time for a new phase of my life. It is going to be 20 years since I came down to this earth. At this point of time I just want to remember the life’s best memories in these past 20 years.

Life is a big roller coaster ride. It is filled with ups and downs and I am not going to tell you something new. It is just that each person’s life is unique in ones own way. It has that distinct left or a right turn that makes the entire world’s difference to one’s life. Let me just take you all in a ride back my memory lane.

It was a fine day I guess, July 16- 20 years back morning 5:50 is the exact time of my birth. I was a surprise package! In the sense that I wasn’t expected into this world till September end. But than me being me just was so damn impatient to see this world with my Big eyes and wanted to welcome everything with my tiny hands and feet.

Then time flew, I grew from being such a tiny baby to quite a healthy kid. That was the time I started questioning everything, where did this come from? What is that? How did you get this? And what not? It was also the time when I was joined into school. Those days in CV were the best to last a life time.

My kinder garden teacher Hazel was my first teacher. Me and my cousin were in the same class; well he was born the day before me! And such troublesome kids we both were, always going around wherever the teacher went-tricking the birthday kids in giving us an extra chocolate by asking for the other with such innocent faces, licking all the cream off the birthday cake before prayer gets over and hiding under the desks, crying if the other cries, sleeping if the other sleeps, posing as swimmers for a annual day play given the fact we do not know how to swim- well those are days not to be forgotten!

Then came school and those days of growing up, getting to know all about the Abcs of love, and experiencing those little puppy loves or crushes on god knows how many guys. I guess it is 12 and still counting!! Becoming crazy doing stupid stuff was the way of everyday in school. Then came 10th board exams, I wonder how I studied, on second thoughts I did not study much! I just finished whatever was there to study in the first day of the study holiday and spent the rest of the study holidays watching movies or calling in to SS music reach out program!

11th came and I was asked to make my first choice, which group did I want to get into; I registered for science and ended up sitting in the commerce class. And I should say your entire school life can be summed up entirely in these two years. It is the time for more freedom and responsibility in the school front. You turn to be the seniors in the school. A kinda attitude develops, and it is fun to explore this side of your life. Your teachers and principal treat you like an adult, you feel so great, it is also the time that you age long friendship with your fellow peers get stronger, you get to know them much deeper. It is also the time where your mind is a gamut of emotions, you feel great, low, defenseless, insecure, happiest all in the same time. It is the time where you create an opinion for yourself. A time where you tend to set rigid rules on the way you want to live your life. A time where opinions and ego clashes and you get into serious fights with friends whom you have known since the time you were born. It is a time to learn life the way you want best.

Then you reach an end to school life and join college filled with loads and loads of expectations. You see everything through rosy glasses only to find the hard way it is just plain black and white. You meet new people, you make new friends, and by the time your 3 years in college has ended, it would be like you have known these new friends of yours all through your life. Now is the time you tend to separate time for your friends from school and college. You will be in a confusion on who to call for you birthday treat, wondering if your friends from school and college will get together, and end up giving two different treats. And it is also the time where you tend to feel a little insecure about your school friends, coz even they have moved on and found new friends whom you might not get along with. But then if you notice clearly, it is only your best of friends who will stick on to you till the end. Well all I can say is friendship is a great gift to mankind, without which we all tend to be morons in this world. A person with no friends is not fit to live in this world.

Now was also the time I got confused about the existence of the almighty, I was turning an atheist and now I am spiritual but not religious! I am confused if there is someone who exists up there and should I look up to him through all those names given to him. All I know is this is a phase for my growing up, but then none of my friends would agree I am growing; I tend to be the immature kid always. I started to write by this stage and here you have my blog established, I have also inspired quite a few to start a blog!

So on the eve of my birthday I would like to thank some special people in my life!!

First and foremost let me get the family done with coz without them I won’t be here right in this place and posting this blog…

So here it goes, my heart filled thanks to my
o Amma- who is most of the times my amma and quarter of the time my friend.
o Appa- whose chellam(sweetie) is me.
o My bro- who encouraged me to read and well without whom I wouldn’t have learnt the art of fighting and arguing.
o My granddad- he is my mom’s father, and I have admired a lot by the way he living his life
o My grandmom- well without her my mom would not have allowed me to experience the freedom she was denied ;) also coz she is one grand mom whom you can’t fool around with.
o My uncles and aunts – my mom’s bros and their better halves, without them my growing up will not be complete
o My cousins – 5 of them without whom my growing up will simply not be a fun filled and those yearlong of pranks, secrets and mischief that we have lived through just could not be compensated by anything else. Especially Arun coz he was born the day before me, and without whom my kindergarden would not have been so great!
o Hazel ma’am – my kinder garden teacher who still remembers me when I go to school.
o Sridevi ma’am – she was more like a friend to us
o Thilagavathy ma’am – without whom my tamil classes would be a lot boring.
o Banumathi ma’am – my eco ma’am who just liked me for what I am.
o FRIENDS – they just make me who I am today and I need a separate list for them
- Ayshwarya – she was my friend for the whole of three years and I wonder what she is doing right now
- Nandini – well I wonder where she is too right now, those days in school with her were the best
- Harhsa – I learnt a bit if hindhi from her, and she is one perfect tomboy, I wonder where you are and whether you remember me!
- Padmini – she was one great dancer and such a down to earth person, same here I wonder where she is.
- Janet – she was a new entry to school and used to call me Bull Bull Rani for which I used to get offended!
- Arjun, Timkumar and Ponselvan – without you guys stupid fights I know my Tamil tuitions wont be that great!
- Swathi – we were quite close for a year or so
- Subhashini – we were super close till we fought really bitterly by the end of the year, if you read this blog subhashini, I still remember all the good times I had with you
- Preethi Paramasivam – we were best of friends and called chatter boxes by almost all the teachers and god knows what we had to talk so much about, now I very badly want to get in touch with her, if anyone knows her contact plz drop by a word to me.
- Visalam – my great friend and god knows wat all we both were up to in those five years we were together in the same school, it is with her I used to go guy hunting in school!
- Abirami – Fondly called as Abby, well she is one best buddy who still keeps in touch with wat is happening in my life and with whom I have shared most of my best moments in life, she is one friend who I can look up to even so many years later.
- Dvijavanthi – it is Dvij-a-van-thi who now calls herself DJ, I was surprised when I found her to be exactly like me, this likeliness just leaded us to crush on the same guys over and over again. If you know me, you know her and vice versa
- Alice George John – I like to call her that, she is one kutty chathan, and has ended to be my real good friend in the three years of college I went with her. She definitely shares both my life’s best and worst moments on my bike roger! And she is my spell-o-checker and partner in riting poems
- Easha – she is simply one sweet heart and can make you feel good on any day.
- Archana – for all the trouble she makes in my life, but in the end of the day she just likes me so much that she just can’t help it 
- Shilpa Gulati – I missed 1 and half year of college life without getting to know her, only to find out she is someone who is just like me, a confused person on this earth trying to come to terms with what life is treating us. And I can assure you that she is one person whom I would not lose contact with.
- Aruna Rajeshwari – she is one person who reads me inside out! I have to thank her for the gift she has made me wait for 6 months before unwrapping it! And well she is one person whose birthday I always forget and look around guiltily when she comes around. She is one person who catches me in my worst moments when I am feeling not so good and putting up a good face, she finds it with just a glance at my face!

I have to mention some of my online buddies who make my virtual life too much fun to live, there is Karan who introduced me to sulekha, Sujata who took opinions from me and posted it in Indian express, Meenakshi Nambiar for taking my posts to the editor’s pick, Hebrew princess for encouraging me to rite more on Blogliterati and featuring me at times in the Featured blogger and editor picks.
Karthik and Sunil from Evam for encouraging my Fan follwing of them ;) then there is Gigi who did mine and Alice’s ambigram and well gave me hints to rite poems, then there is Spammi – my virtual bro – in – law without whom online spamming would be boring, Arunesh my anna and all my blog readers who have the patience to read what I rant and comment too!

I guess that’s about the people I have met in my life and who make my life all the more worthwhile to live, and I would like to clarify that the above order is the order in which these people appeared in my life and are not based on favoritism!! And if by any chance I have missed someone and whom my stupid brain fails to remember I apologize and thank you for also being there in my life. This is just the best blog I have ever written for people close to me on the eve of my birthday, and I hope you all continue to exist in my life and make it even more happy and cherished.

And this blog is for my birthday which is coming this 16th!

Driving people insane as always

Friday, July 4, 2008

BLISS்! - 2

Read part 1 here

“Could I get you some coffee Arvi?” huskily enquired Reena, his secretary. “Er.. No thanks Reena” Arvindh said indifferently, constantly checking his phone, to see if he had got any missed calls or messages. He belonged to one of the biggest business tycoon family. His father had started the ‘P R V Constructions’ 20 years back, and every where around the country, buildings had their tag. They expanded internationally few years back. He was now managing the south zone of the business.

He saw Adithi a few years back in on of the poojas for the building which they constructed; she was so full of life that he had instantly fallen for her. He had then made enquires about her, and had found everything about her. Now, he thought he should take the next step. He was well nearing 28 and he needed to get settled in his life, if only to put women like Reena at bay and his bitter break up with Sonali behind his mind. He had taken the marriage proposition to Adithi’s father, who had been surprised at first, but had then agreed. All that now remained was Adithi to accept.

It wasn’t like he was in love with Adithi. He felt that he will never ever fall in love with anyone in his life; coz being in love only gave pain and bitterness. What with witnessing the pain his father went through, when his mother left them when he was just 10 for a foreigner and his own pain for completely trusting Sonali only to find that she has been using him.

Adithi seemed like a practical choice to get married. She was the career oriented woman, who was so practical and sensible. She also had her own business to look after, and will not use him for his bottomless bank account. He knew he wasn’t promising love or commitment, but only a sense of partnership in the deal called marriage.

His thoughts were disturbed by the ringing of his phone. He glanced at the no. to find it was Adithi. “Hey hello Adithi” he said to the phone. “Listen Aravindh, I need to talk to you in person” she replied and gave him the place where she would meet him.

“So….” Aravindh enquired her. “Well, what exactly are you looking for in this marriage proposal that you have made?” she asked him. “Well, as far as I am concerned Adithi I am looking for companionship and as time goes by a couple of kids’ maybe”
“Hmm….I am just thinking if you are planning to cover your never ending relationships with other women by this farce of a marriage?”
Her out of the blue question took him a second to regain his composure. “My never ending relationships, what makes you think so?” He challenged her. “Well for a start, I am bewildered by your proposal, as you with all the reigning power of your business could choose any one to be your wife, then there is the matter of Sonali, Reena, Anitha and who else I am not aware of…” She questioned him. “You have been doing your research haven’t you Adithi? Well I am impressed, and for my never ending relationships, I think that is a bit of exaggeration, coz I never was in a serious commitment till now” He mocked her. “So what are you promising me in this marriage, a serious commitment, but then what about love?” She questioned him back. “I don’t put stock in love Adithi, it is all just nonsense, how many people do you know who have got married for love, these days marriage is all about convenience, and loving someone will only lead to more hurt and pain, which I am not prepared to undertake” He spoke more harshly than he intended. She just stared at the rigid set of his face which made him look like a complete stranger to her.

Read Part 3 Here

To be continued blissfully…..

Driving people insane as always!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Come back to me

It’s been real long since I blogged!
And I think it is high time I remedied that mistake ;-)
What better way then to come back with a poem
So here it goes…

I watch the streets
I glimpse now and then
Just wishing
That you will come back
Come back to me

The past few weeks were hell
Sheer pain
Every single second
Away from you
Apart from you
Seems like an eternity

The trees were lush
When you were there
The birds sang like honey
When you were there

Now it all looks barren
It all looks dry and lifeless
Oh, how I wish
Oh, how I pray
For you to return soon

The news is filled with gory stories
Of the war and bloodbath
Militants get killed
Army men get killed
Colonels getting killed
But I know deep in my heart
You are alive
You are still fighting with all your life
Nothing can happen to you
Coz your heart beats within me
I ferociously guard it
I know I will die before anything happens to you
So just come back to me

I know you will come
As long as the star shines next to the moon
Nothing can happen to you
Coz your heart beats in mine
Just come back
Come back to me
And put everything behind to rest
And be with me
Till my world ends….

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I hate what you do to me
I hate it when you make me smile
I hate it even more when you make me cry
I hate you coz of what I feel for you
I hate you coz I cant stop loving you
I hate you coz I yearn for
Your touch,
Your breath,
Your word,
I hate you coz you make me a gone case
I hate you coz you are making me insane
I hate you coz I cant bear you hurting me
I hate you when I see you with another girl
I hate you coz someone has replaced me
I hate you simply coz I love you so much
It is too much to bear

Driving people insane as always

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kids these days!!

Well I should say kids of Gen – X are definitely more clever and filled with the ‘I’ attitude.

They seldom care of what others say, nor do they think before they do anything. They are cute, clever and witty. There are 2 nephews of mine. Quite a troublesome lot they both were.

One of them is so naughty that he insisted on going to the same play school and did not want to go to the normal school. He had decided this is what school is and did not want to change his mind. When at last he was convinced by his parents that he should go to the normal school, he reluctantly agreed much to the surprise of his parents. Then he put forth his condition, you know how Kinder Garden admissions are these days, interviews for the students, parents and relatives if any. This nephew of mine said ‘no, I won’t answer anything the principal asks me!!’ he was so stubborn on this point.
Then dawned the day of the interview- He went there, the principal asked him ‘n’ no. of questions, but this little nephew of mine kept quiet. Then the principal shows him chocolates and asks him, what is it? This nephew of mine replies ‘Don’t you have Diary milk? I like only diary milk and not Munch!’ !!!!!

(Though he got into the school is not our concern over here!)

Then there was this other nephew, he was taken from his school on a bus ride around the city of Chennai. When he returned home, his moma asked ‘So, tell me what you saw?’ he replied with a pat ‘ Sivaji poster!’ while his classmates replies varied around airport, beach and stuff!!

My nephew and his parents went to a friend’s house. The house was located in an apartment. My nephew with all enthu went out to play. He caught a gang of his friends. All were in some 2 and half feet in height. Then these guys had gone up the terrace. Little Newtons were they, that they were wondering what will happen if they drop stones from the terrace, it was the 7th floor mind you. They wanted to know the consequences immediately, so they collected stones of all sizes and started their little Newton experiment. They dropped, dropped and dropped on top of the small maruti car parked below. The shatter of glasses of the maruti car got the security in full alert, and they all loaded with weapons went to the terrace to catch the culprit red handed. And there stood on the terrace our little Newtons with stones in their hands ready for the war. The security personnel were tongue tied. But still our little Newtons justified that each one threw only 1 to 2 stones!!

I had recently gone to a wedding, and I met these nephews of mine. I was so busy in the wedding in putting mehindi to all the lil nieces there. The two nephews did not want to be left out in the gang of gals. So they approached me and literally demanded me, or should I say ordered me, that I should put mehindi for them. And that too, they were very specific in what they wanted to be drawn. One wanted strawberry, the other wanted bat and ball. It seems according to them the normal mehindi designs are very girly, and they were boys!!

Once my uncle wanted to reverse his car, my lil nephew was standing behind. So he asked him to see if the car was hitting the wall when he is reversing. My nephew kept saying no till the car hit the wall and then said, ‘uncle, ippo car idichiduchu’ (uncle, now the car hit the wall)!! This incident crept back in my mind after I saw a similar ad on TV!!

There is a niece of mine. She is in her UKG. She always moves around with guys in her class. There is this friend of her in class called Aravindh I tell you they are inseparable. The teacher got frustrated with both of them hanging to each other that she asked my niece to sit with the girls from the day after. She was adamant and did not agree; her brother was of the same school and was in his 8th. One evening when he came to pick my niece, the teacher has put forth this issue to him and asked him to bring their mother to see her the next day. The niece was so upset, that she asked her brother, why the teacher is making a lot of fuss. The brother replied, ‘it is because you are a girl, you move around girls’. Immediately the niece asked ‘Then when will I change into a Boy?’ the brother was for a moment stuck, then he said ‘You don’t change’. Then my niece asked ‘but you have, haven’t you?’ for which the brother was simply dumbstruck and did not reply.
Once my cousin was talking to my mom on the phone. Her kid, my nephew was pestering her. When my mom asked for what he was troubling her. My cousin said ‘ he is asking me whether he takes bath in the morning or the afternoon, coz just now he had his bath, and if the reply was afternoon, then he would rush out to play’ such clever kids aren’t they?

This reminds me of a joke I heard somewhere. There were three little naked boys playing in the water. One little naked girl comes up to them, she points down and asks ‘what is that?’ she is about to touch it, when one little naked boy cries ‘Don’t touch it; you have lost yours I don’t want to lose mine!!’

It is just endless, innocent fun with kids around you, I say!
You will never regret spending time with them. They are just irritatingly cute, beautiful, funny and full of wit!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Birthday blues

You know what day was yesterday?
It was the birthday of kuttychathan, the sweet little devil who came across my life approximately 3 yrs back, but then on second thought she is not so sweet. She turned 20 yesterday! Believe it or not she looks like she is 10. Some people are blessed with such genes that they will never tend to look old. Well she is one of those blessed people I guess! But then why did god bless her.

Let me elaborate. She is a person who thinks straight and talks straight even in this world with lots of crooks and turns she still walks straight. She is into theatre and stuff. She is also into writing and stuff. She is also into learning French and stuff. And by now you should have known she is into a lot and lot of stuff including the real stuff.

She was our Ass Rep – the Rep of all Asses according to her in our 2nd yr of college. The time she got elected was one emotional moment for her. You couldn’t have guessed seeing her that she has such a lot of emotions locked inside her, or the way she keeps things to herself so that it doesn’t hurt the other person.

She is a Taurean as you might have guessed by now, being born in the month of April. And definitely she does justice to the Bull and has a temper which she has managed to control at times extremely well. She is really possessive about her books and gets irritated if anybody writes her name in it without her golden permission. She cracks her head doing accounts and just wonders never endingly how I understand the concepts very easily!

I call her all day long, and do not know when I started this ritual. We talk about anything and everything under the sun for hours and still I will call her in 15 minutes after we hanged up. One of my favorite things of all time is to call her during exams just for the only reason to tell her I have finished studying when she wouldn’t have even started to search for the books to study. The highlight of it would be my whining that I don’t remember anything that I studied.

She was one busy bird in college. Anything everything people will call her. But then she hates it when people shout her name in public! But then we all love doing what she hates. And according to her ‘Nobody LOVES her!!’ which is both true and false. We all love her, but there is no special person who Loves her for her. And I hope that special person when she meets will not be committed to any other girl like all her wannabe special persons!

We both write poems in laa clash, imitate laa ma’am and chwitch of our brains as soon as laa ma’am finishes with the anshering of our attendance. And well I can say that she started writing blogs because of me!! Yeah me! Me! And because of me! I think she got bugged each time I ask her to read my blog that she decided to give me a slice of my own bug! But then it is very disguising (disgusting for the uninitiated, but then the proper word here should have been disappointing!) that she never got caught in laa ma’ams class while I got caught twice.

That reminds me of an incident where she got caught. It was in our second year, we were having marketing class on various types of pricing by one boring teacher. You know those skimming, penetrating prices. I don’t remember who was sitting next to her, but then these two made a comment about what the boring teacher said and chuckled. The boring teacher’s boring ears caught this chuckle and also the direction from which it came. She ordered kuttychathan to get up, and asked the reason for her chuckle. She was so damn tensed, coz this was the first time she was getting caught. She said ‘no ma’am it isn’t anything you said, I just wrote skimming as skinning and that I why I laughed’. You know how these boring teachers are, they never trust what the intelligent student says, so she asked kuttychathan to bring the note book to her. (I know very very childish!!). Now kuttychathan did not know what to do, in a hurry she wrote skinning instead of skimming in great discretion without being seen by the boring teachers boring eyes. And she escaped, maybe because the boring teacher’s boring eyes were not as sharp as her boring ears but they were just plain boring!

So then back again to where we started, the purpose of this blog is to wish her a happy birthday, and that’s what we should have done in the start, but then last but not the least! Wish you a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY kuttychathan, and please don’t get all fussy and upset about your bday, when I called you you were fussing over something I guess, or was it my imagination! You know I have a crazy imagination. Let the rest rest and think about now and only now. Coz now is where you belong. I was all geared up to come to your home. But one thing lead the other and I ended up being lazy and frustrated and now am thinking whether I should have gone ahead with the plan, but then past is gone and done with. We all belong here right now. But then will drop in your home once more.

Be happy you were born, the day in which you came in to make our lives both sweet and miserable. Thinking straight and walking straight. Hope you never change for years to come, nor do you forget me - the girl who loved numbers and did not like anything which did not agree with me, be it accounts or math or life problems!

And I know people will wonder why I haven’t mentioned the name of kuttychathan, did not I tell you she hates being addressed in public. Though I don’t always abide by this wish of hers, it is her bday and that is when wishes come true. Don’t they? So wish big wish good, wish for anything and may you get everything.

Driving people insane as always.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Still wonder!

“I wonder how?
I wonder why?
Yesterday you told me ‘bout a blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see
Is just another lemon tree”
-Fool’s garden-lemon tree

So I wonder how? I wonder still? How I wish things were just different? Or did I get it all wrong? Was it meant to be like this? That did I tend to be normally abnormal?

I tried to break free of my confines. I tried to fly free. I tried to look at the big black world. But alas did I still get it all wrong?

I soared high one time; I dropped deep low another time. Was it how it was all meant to be?

I feel so good, I feel so down, I feel so happy and still I feel sad. Is it how it should feel?

So I wonder how? I wonder still? How I wish things were just different? Or did I get it all wrong? Was it meant to be like this? That did I tend to be normally abnormal?

I get crazy, I shout at the top of my voice. I get mad, I sulk in a corner. Is it the normal way of life?

Ghosts of the past haunts me, ghosts of the future lingers in a corner. Is it the same for everyone?

I find it all exciting at one time, that I can take it no more. I find all to boring another time that I can’t vent up my frustration. So does it make me normal?

So I wonder how? I wonder still? How I wish things were just different? Or did I get it all wrong? Was it meant to be like this? That did I tend to be normally abnormal?
I laugh when I want to cry. I cry when I want to laugh. I see everyone through rose colored glasses. So I wonder if I am normal?

I see myself high in spirits. I see myself as a social outcast. I see myself heading high in people’s favorites list. Was it how life tends to be?

I bubble with confidence. I shrink away in fear. I search for the limelight, and I shrink away from embarrassment. Does it make any sense?

So I wonder how? I wonder still? How I wish things were just different? Or did I get it all wrong? Was it meant to be like this? That did I tend to be normally abnormal?

Driving people insane as always

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


‘Appa, I just can’t marry a complete stranger, this is ridiculous!!’ Adithi said with frustration to her father.
‘Adi…it isn’t as bad as you think it is, aren’t me and your mom happy? Aren’t your sisters happy?’ her father tried to persuade her, the youngest of his three daughters.
She just shook her head with exasperation and walked to her room.

Aravindh saw her in the little book shop she owned and decided she was the one. He walked to the counter.
‘May I help you sir?’ she asked smiling at him. ‘Oh yeah, you can definitely help me by marrying me!’ he said returning her one of his charming smiles.
‘Excuse me!!’ she glared back at him.
She wondered if he has cracked his head somewhere. He did not look like he had a loose nut. He was every inch of his 6 foot devastatingly attractive, that she could not take her eyes off him the minute he entered the shop. She was even more disgusted with herself for reacting in such a way. This was the last thing she needed in her life.
‘Oh sure, you are excused, so now will you marry me?’ he drawled.
‘Did you bang your head somewhere Mr..’
‘So silly of me, I did not introduce myself did I?’ He extended his hand and said ‘I’m Aravindh’
She stared at his long lean hand – Aravindh- he was Aravindh……recognition flooded her.
‘Ah…now you recognize me, great to meet you in person Adithi’ he gave her a lazy smile ‘Yet you haven’t replied to my question’ he smiled.
She stammered ‘Listen, you are mistaken…well….er….I have to work now…. I…’ He raised a hand to stop her. ‘Well you close the shop for Lunch, don’t you? We will meet in the coffee shop down the mall, and there you can give me your reply’
She simply stared back at him. ‘Meet you at 2 then, bye Adithi’
She tried to call him back and say no, but he was already walking out of the shop, out of her sight.

She glanced nervously around the coffee shop. ‘You don’t need to be nervous, I don’t bite young women, especially pretty ones like you!’ he chuckled.
Her face was turning pink, and she looked everywhere but at him. She did not know what she was doing down here, sitting before him in a coffee shop.
‘You are not much of a socializer, are you?’ He asked her.
‘Well…er…I..this is just so stupid!!’ she said with an exasperated sigh. ‘What is stupid?’ he gently questioned her.
‘Me…Here...You …sitting here, talking marriage…totally out of context!!’
‘Oh great, you are still considering my proposal!’ he smiled.
‘Listen, you completely don’t understand!!’
‘What part of the conversation don’t I understand?’
‘I am not the marrying type okay!!’
‘So who is the marrying type?’ he mocked her.
‘Well I want to expand my business, I want to be the largest book shop owner of the country, I have a lot to achieve’
‘So what has that got to do with marriage?’
‘Well with marriage comes family and responsibility, I want my book shop to be the first and last thing in my life’
‘Hmm….fair enough, but that doesn’t have to stop you from marrying me. I am not asking you to consider our marriage, the first and last thing in your life’
‘It has to be if I get married’
‘I would be happy if it is’
‘And, that is exactly what I don’t want to do’
At that time his phone buzzed. He answered it and returned back to her. ‘Listen Adithi, I understand your need to achieve and that is one thing which I liked about you. Your need to be independent and let me assure you that, there won’t be much change in it if we get married. I am simply asking you again to consider my proposal. I really have got to go now. I will keep in touch. Just promise me you will think about it.’
She was so mesmerized by his gaze looking at her intently and couldn’t say anything but murmur a ‘yes’

Read part 2 Here

To be continued blissfully…..

Driving people insane as always!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tribute to Wriiter Sujatha

It has been a real long long time since I blogged....but this is one occasion which made me fight my laziness and write this blog.I was not keeping in touch with the news in tinsletown chennai, I had a seminar last Friday in my college where one of the speakers metioned about electronic voting machine which was introduced by LATE Sujatha......I was for a moment suprised! I did'nt react, that is when the news sunk in...that he passed away on wednesday in a private hospital.

I am a person who you will not catch reading anything that is written in tamil, mainly due to the fact my grasping power of tamil is very less as compared to english. but one exception to this is writer Sujatha's works. I usually read it from Ananda Vikatan, my favorites were usually 'Ganesh Vasanth', 'Srirangathu Devathaikal', and am a follower of 'Katrathum Petrathum'.Just the week before I was talking to my friend about calling speakers for our Youth Convention, that I spoke about him. It is such a sad news, which caught me unaware, and a great loss to the country.

About Writer Sujatha

He was born on May 3, 1935 and is the writer of over 100 novels, 200 short stories, essays stage plays, and popular articles and Q&A on science His real name is S. Rangarajan. As a well-known contemporary Tamil writer. Sujatha is considered among the foremost.

He is a well known columnist, most notably his "Kadaisi Pakkam" (last page) in Kanaiyazhi magazine, and "Katradhum... Petrathum..." (Learned and acquired...) In Anandha Vikatan magazine had a wide readership. He served for a short time as the editor of Kumudham magazine. He has also written stories, screenplays and dialogues for several Tamil movies. In addition, he has contributed to educational CD-ROMs.

He was the Chief of the team that designed the EVM or the Electronic Voting Machine during his tenure in Bharat Electronics as General Manager of R & D The machine is presently used in elections all over India.

Sujatha ( S.Rangarajan) was born in Triplicane, Chennai but spent his childhood in Srirangam near Tiruchirapalli under the care of his paternal grandmother owing to his father's frequent transfers in his government job. Rangarajan attended school in Srirangam Boys Highschool. He did his bachelors degree in physics in St.Joseph's College, Trichy where he was the classmate of President Abdul Kalam. Later on, he did his engineering in electronics at the Madras Institute of Technology. His writing interests were largely inspired by the short stories and serials published in popular Tamil magazines and literary magazines... "Sriranganthu Devathigal" (Angels of Srirangam) was a famous series based on life in that town the 50’s. His first short stories appeared in Kumudham. “Paalam" (bridge) published in Anandha Vikatan attracted reader’s attention.

After his Engineering degree he appeared in a competitive examination and joined the central government in Delhi.After 14 years in government service, he joined Bharat Electronics Bangalore.

In Bharat Electronics he rose to the post of general manager.After retirement he lives in Chennai ..

Sujatha received an award from the India's National Council for Science and Technology in 1993 for making science accessible to the public through popular media. He also received the VASWIK award for Electronic Voting Machine and Kalaimamani award from the Tamilnadu Government.

Sujatha is undoubtedly the most versatile Tamil writer – ranging from short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, movie dialogues, science essays and general non-fiction.. Sujatha has also pioneered science fiction stories in Tamil. He has the ability to explain science in very simple terms to the lay reader.

Sujatha brought freshness to Tamil writing on diverse topics. His interests include archeology, astrophysics, biotechnology, neuro sciences, ic music, ancient Tamil literature, sociology and many others.

He is an avid reader and uses his columns as a forum to point out good writers, and poets . He is also actively involved in several projects developing software for Tamil

His wife is a postgaduate in sociology Both his sons are in software .

The prolific writer suffered form renal disorder and died on Wednesday night at a private hospital. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

These are some other blogs which have paid their tribute to this prolific writer

He also had close association with the film world. Ninaithale Inikkum (Balachander), Roja(Mani Ratnam), Indian (Shankar) and Nadodi Thendral (Bharathi Raja) were some of the movies in which he collaborated with great directors spanning several decades.
Later Sujatha became as a permanent script writer for Mani Rathnam and Shankar. Most of their films including Iruvar, Kannathil Muthamittal, Ayutha Azhuthu, Guru, Jeans, Muthalvan, Boys, Anniyan and the latest Blockbuster Shivaji were written by Sujatha only.

His latest ground works for Mani Rathnam's yet to be titled film, an Aishwarya-Abhishek starrer almost completed..He had mentioned that when he handed over the completed script for Robot (based on En Iniya Iyanthra and Meendum Jeano), he told Shankar that he had completed his work satisfactorily and that it will be his last film.

Sujatha's demise is an irreparable loss to the Tamil literary world. A prolific writer who covered everything under the sun ranging from social character to metaphysics, Sujatha was aware of all what transpired in the society, observed them, analysed them and always ensured these reflected in his writings. His sharp intellect made him "live" in his writings and he "lived" till his death.

I also wish to post the condolence message of Ulaganayagan Kamal Hassan, who was a close friend of Writer Sujatha

May his soul rest in peace, and ny deep felt condolences to his family.

A Place To Rest
God looked down on your body,
So tired from hanging on,
From a life that was overwhelming you,
And wanted back His son.
So he took away the air you breathe,
And gave you what was best,
A place to be at peace,
A final place to rest.

You may also visit his homepage Writer Sujatha

Driving people insane as always

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