Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The year that was

2008… a year of ups and downs, the year in which my soul hit an all time low…a year where I didn’t like myself for the most part…but coming to think it, so many other people did. So many people who’ve loved me, and made me bounce back every time deserve a thanks and something much much more than that… but I cannot find something as special as them to give them, so I will give them my love, because at the end, as I’ve realized through this year, that is the only thing that matters. (That's the last picture of me taken in 2008)

Amma and Appa

For intently listening to all the crap I narrate to them every evening. Also for bearing with my latecomings and shortcomings :)


Someone who’s changed my whole attitude towards life. Don’t get me wrong…she is no saint. Actually, she is a philosophical whiner most of the time, but Blabber is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me… She made my year a whole lot brighter by doing all these lil things that nobody has ever done for me…be it planning a birthday surprise or buying a pizza when I was sobbing like hell… Blabber has made a lot of my days special by her little gestures, and I dunno how I am gonna repay her for all that she’s done to me and been to me.


I thank the Heavens for her everyday. She is the one person who’s stuck with me all through and this year, I can proudly, without any hesitation or doubt, say that our bond is like this FeviBond :P I was being really stupid, thinking of really stupid things like how her new relationship would bring a rift between us etc etc…but wow! we’ve just crossed all that…and we’ve proven that our fevibond is stronger than any rift. She’s always been around for me, in her very own weird way, and I just hope I’ve been there for her when she needed me the most too…


I am really pissed off with him, you know? He never spoke to me, never met me and YET left an impact in me that will last beyond forever. Thanks for showing me what brotherly love is, yush!


This woman is impossible really! ALL problems, trust me, ALL problems will just go puff…when you narrate them to her. She is the person who taught me to see the lighter side of life, and someone who, by her words and deeds, showed me how beautiful and big life is. She is like the big sister I’ve always wanted to have, and I’m soooooo glad she is here in my life!!

Raj Anna

What to say about this man?! How do I express how much he means to me and what he means to me?! Bull shit… I’ll just say he should have never gone off sooo far!

Deepti (aka Bumboo)

How did it happen? When did it happen? Lol… I really don’t know. But Bumboo and Vedha are now officially twin souls! Bumboo is like the stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Always.

My juniors of first BCA ( BD, Sudha, Sai, Upaa, Aish, Manasa and many others)

Thanks for liking me. Thanks for all the days you made me smile, and the smile you give me every time you see me in the corridors. It really means a lot.


For proving that true friendships never die. My first ever friend of the opposite sex is still my best ever friend of the opposite sex


“When you think the world has turned its back on you, turn around. It’s often likely that you turned your back on it”. I turned back to see the world still turning its back on me. I saw Sukanya standing next to me doing the same, which made us even better bum chums. Thanks for sticking by me Suku.


Thanks for making me realize how the whole wide world thinks, Ram. You’ve made me who I am now, and if I’m even a little better than I used to be, it is because of you.

Dinesh. M

My brother and Agony Aunt. Suddenly, out of the blue, he became my friend and one of the very few in my trust list. Thanks for listening.

Kalyani, Asta, Archu, Suji, Chitra & a few others

Reasons why I’m still able to survive being in III BCA. Thanks for being the silver lining in a really dark cloud.


shit.. i dont have a picture of him

Thanks for being a brother I can always rely upon. Supri would want to thank you for the midnight food and I would like to thank you for the same… not the food though, but for making me feel privileged and special.


For filling in Alvia’s void and giving me company through the midnights and for getting me introduced to new guys J and also, for being a great listener and polambar(?!)


Veyyilin arumai nizhalil theriyumam.

Enaku therinjudhu Alvi. I missed you so much!


Nonsense… I love you!!!! If you could just get some time off to get me a birthday gift, I will love you even more ;) lol. Thanks for being my regular dose of Dairy milk. The doc says I might get diabetes any day!

Vasanth Anna

One more Anna into my kitty J Yay!!! Thanks for remembering me. Thanks for giving me a space into your life where only very little people have ventured so far.

Sarah and Alaina

They have been afar, for years and yet, very near. When I feel like drowning myself in tears, all I have to do is read their letters or look at their gifts and be reminded of the visit to the US of A still pending, and I am okay.

And, for all the wrong reasons:

  • Some teachers in college – bunch of toe rags really.
  • Some people in my class – losers, all of you!
  • Ching pang gang- you don’t know what you have lost, and when you do, you definitely can’t get it back
  • Sulking competitors- Opinions differ, you know? If you lose a competition, it means other people were better, and you sucked. It has got nothing to do with the judge’s RASANAI.
  • Some of my school 'friends' - You think I've changed? Go screw yourself.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Necessary losses

Before you read this post, you should google 'Necessary losses' by Judith Viorst. The post might make more sense then. Mr. Raj Mohan from Sri Lanka initiated this topic by the way. Bloody...I miss that Kulla Vijayakanth!

At every phase of your life, at every stage of life, there is someone around whom your life is centered. When you are 8 years old, it might be your friend who lent you their favorite crayon, when you are 13 years old, it might the person who always walked to school and back with you, even if you got late, when you are 16 years old, it might be your first special crush... it just goes on. But, that someone changes every so often. Someone around who your life revolved might just be nowhere one fine day(or do I say, one fateful, bad day?) Some just fall apart, some relationships just wither away, some hold no meaning anymore, some leave you for reasons unknown. When you incur such losses, you realise that you are your only friend. That's when you realise you have to back yourself, and pat yourself, come what may. That is when you should begin to believe that every loss is an opportunity for growth and change. That is when you have to appreciate yourself. That is when you have to believe in yourself.

Losses may come, losses may go, but I go on, till that extra mile before my sleep.

Monday, December 29, 2008

One More Survey because I am jobless

1. What are you wearing? tee and skirt

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Blue

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Definitely!

4. Do you plan outfits? Very rarely

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Sick

6. Whats the closest thing to you thats red? travel bag

7. Do you say aim or a-i-m? A-i-m

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? Mum asking me something

9. Did you meet anybody new today? Nope.

10. What are you craving right now? Question No. 2

11. Do you floss? Nope

12. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? cabbage

13. When was the last time you talked on aim? I use Meebo, and I'm talking right now!

14. Are you emotional? yup

15. Would you dance to the taco song? havent heard it

16. Have you ever counted to 1,000? nope

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? lick

18. Do you like your hair? yup

19. Do you like yourself? i used to

20. Have you ever met a celebrity? loads of them, loads of times

21. Do you like cottage cheese? yea..

22. What are you listening to right now? Hey Salaa

23. How many countries have you visited? muahaha...

24. Are your parents strict? Sort of. Actually not really

25. Would you go sky diving? sure

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Ew...

27. Would you throw potatoes at him? someone threw shoes at him, did you know?

28. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in? yea, glittery ribbons

29. Have you ever been in a castle? i've been in a palace

30. Do you rent movies often? nope.

31. Who sits in behind you in your math class? no math no math!

32. Have you made a prank phone call? sure

33. Do you own a gun? no

34. Can you count backwards from 74? yea, why not.

35. Who are you going to be with tonight? me

36. Brown or white eggs? neither

37. Do you own something from Pantaloons? yea, thanks to nandy and raj

38. Ever been on a train? huh? of course yes.

39. Ever been in love? sure.

40. Do you have a cell-phone? yup

41. Are you too forgiving? no

42. Do you use chap stick? no

43. What is your best friend doing tomorrow? going to college

44. Can you use chop sticks? hehe.. ask supri

45. Ever have cream puffs? nope

46. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? MUAHAHAHA

47. What was the last question you asked? what is appa doing?

48. What was the last CD you bought? not technically 'bought' but those CDs where Supri speaks Sudhha thamizh

49. Boys or girls? Girls!!

50. What is your bus number for school? 29 C

51. Is your hair curly? it used to be, before i got a mottai

52. Last time you cried? yesterday

53. Ever walked into a wall? yea

54. Do looks matter? actually they shudn't, but they do

55. Have you ever bought anything from Himalaya? my soap, my toothpaste and cream

56. Have you ever slapped someone? yea. last time i slapped someone really hard was in 11th std.

57. Favorite time of the year? nights, any season

58. Favorite color? blue blue blue and black

59. Are you sarcastic? absolutely

60. Do you have any tattoos? no

61. The last person you held hands with? Supri. EWWWWWW

62. Do you sleep with the TV on? no. but i know someone who does, everyday.

63. Where was your default picture taken at? in college.

64. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? yea.

65. Do you like your life right now? not at all

66. How often do you talk on the phone? very often

67. What is your favorite animal? Billi :)

68. What was the most recent thing you bought? Rangeela paint for Priya

69. Do you have good vision? no, i wear glasses

70. Can you hula hoop? what is that?

71. Could you ever forgive a cheater?

72. Do you have a job? not now.

73. Can you handle the truth? yeah.

74. What are you wearing? i told u alredy.. tee and skirt.

75. Have you ever crawled through a window? good i didnt have to.

Home Alone

Being alone at home when parents are outta town isn't something new for me. What was new this time was Blabber being around. Generally, when parents are not in town, Bhuvana and/or Jaya come to sleep over, and I eat in Rajeswari Street Restaurants(read Bhuvana's house, Jaya's house or Raji mami's house). The sleep overs used to be SOOO much fun. We used to be up till the wee hours of the morning, discussing Anniyan punishments, lesbos in college, school time crushes...shit, we've been friends for way too long, so we are never short of topics. But given the recent turn of events, Bhuvana getting royally kicked(I own the complete responsibility) and Jaya...well, let's not talk about her now. I was saying, with the recent turn of events, they weren't able to make it, but even before that, Blabber had packed her bags, I was thinking Blabber would be an addition to the trio, but we ended up as the doubles :P

Day 1

1. Parents leave at 5 AM
2. Vedha wakes up pretty late, as usual, and realisation dawns.
3. Vedha makes உருளை கிழங்கு கறி with good உப்பு காரம், but half-boiled.
4. Vedha survives the afternoon with 1-day old rasam, half boiled potatoes and thayir.
5. Vedha and Blabber get Bhuvana's gift.
6. Blabber comes home at 8:30. She gets dropped by her dad, which is like wow!
7. We eat the left over curd rice with borrowed pickle from Bhuvana's place
8. Vedha gets hungry in the middle of the night. Blackie calls and Vedha says that. Blackie knocks at the door at 11:30 PM with a loaf of bread, chocolates, biscuits, VAAZA PAZHAM and SAMOSA. (We use it for 3 that's another story)

Day 2

1. Vedha keeps an alarm at 5 and 6:30. 5 for Maargazhi velaku yethifying and 6:30 for paal vaangifying
2. Vedha didn't get paal
3. Blabber and Vedha eat bread toast.
4. Vedha goes off to get two size 28 jeans and OC saapadu
5. Blabber is very low cuz of Shiv's call
6. Blabber and Vedha sleep sleep sleep and then eat Blabber's super toast.
7. Blabber helps keep rice
8. Vedha and Blabber eat curd rice with inside aalo of samosa for thottufication

Day 3

1. Vedha is obsessed in not wishing someone
2. Vedha and Blabber go to college (Vedha wears her new purple tee) after eating Blabber's super toast.
3. Vedha spends vetti time in college and comes back. Eats rasam(borrowed from Bhuvana's house. Her dad's cooking!) and appalam(Jaya's house) with curd rice and pickle(Jaya's house) for lunch.
4. Vedha and Blabber are saved by Bhuvana and her dad's generousity and by Domino's opening an outlet (oh no! it is a 'SHOWROOM' according to the waiter) in Perambur.

End of story. Mum and dad came in the night. Vedha, Blabber and the other two are waiting for another home alone. :):)


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Finish the Sentence Survey

Hi, my name is: Vedha

Never in my life have I been: dead :)

The one person who can drive me nuts is: this person who no more drives me nuts

High school: Montford

When I'm nervous: my hands tend to shiver

The last song I listened to was: Vizhigalin arugilin vaanam (Azhagiya Theeye)

If I were to get married right now my best man/maid of honor: Bhuvana!

My hair is: short

When I was 5: my school had khaki uniforms

Last Christmas: fell on a weekday

I should be: moving on

When I look down I see: the floor

The happiest recent event was: Secret Santa in college and Home Alone with Supri :)

By this time next year: I should be a working woman

My current gripe is: not getting my offer letter

I have a hard time understanding: a lot of things, recently.

There's this girl I know that: betrayed me

You know I like you when: I do nice little things for you

If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: apart from parents, Bhuvana

Take my advice: Expectation hurts, so don't expect.

The thing I want to buy: a handbag

If you visited the place I was born: you would realise why people don't want to get admitted in government hospitals :P

I plan to visit: Alvia, soon.

If you spent the night at my house: you will have a good sleep, really! Yeah, you also get to eat Amma's cooking and use the internet. lol.

I'd stop my wedding if: the guy didn't love me.

The world could do without: the scumsucker from VIT

I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: eat it :P

Most recent thing I've bought myself: ear-rings

Most recent thing someone else bought me: Food :)

My middle name is: I don't have one, technically. But you can say Prashanthy is sort of like one.

In the morning I: don't see the sun rise.

The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: weird question. Hmmm... humans. Man is a social animal.

Last night I was: reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard (I miss Harry Potter!!!)

There's this guy I know who: can be really STUBBORN.

If I was an animal I'd be: a cat

A better name for me would be: Vedha.

Tomorrow I am: going for a movie with Nelofer.

Tonight I am: going to read a good book.

My birthday is: 29th october

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Secret Santa

Christmas is this really fun time of the year, whatever religion you follow. It's the holidays, after all! And for us, Christmas is synonymous with 'Secret Santa' or Chrisma-Chrischild as it is popularly known in this part of the world :)

I have many fond memories of this game... especially when we used to play it in the street. Once, we born-and-raised-as-hindus lot played the game, and ended it on Ramzan. How cool is that!
I remember throwing lil gifts(which ranged from chocolates, junk stuff, erasers in different shapes, notes and what not!) into my child's window, practically, every other hour. It used to be this obsession back then. Saving up every penny(ok, rupee) to buy gifts for someone else, is something truly wonderful, coming to think of it, and we all learnt it so easily, courtesy Secret Santa. Bhuvana and I couldn't keep the secret between us, and we always knew each other's child. Same goes with Jaya too. Amidst all the chaos and suspicions, it was quite difficult to play the perfect Santa. But, that's where the fun of the game laid. I still have my final gifts that my Chris-mum got me years ago.

This year, the game was very special to me, thanks to my lowely Chrismum. I was really reluctant to play the game, from how things have been going for me this year, I really didn't think it was a good idea to play the game with the entire 3rd BCA. NOT a good idea at all. But do I ever get my way?! And for once, I am glad, I didn't get my way. Kali, Asta, BD, Archu, Suji, Rekha and a whole lot of other people came up to me and literally pushed me into picking up a name. ED(or E.Deepika) was my chrischild. I played my part okay, sent her lil gifts from time to time and all that. My Chrismum sent me really weird comments.. "Wear a saree and sing random songs in the podium"... I had to plead back to reduce it to a half-saree. And, I had to dance with that half saree later. Bah... but rules are rules and the game is to be played that way, so I did it all...for fun. What fun it was! Divya dancing, Gowthami slapping everyone and getting slapped, BD with the ஒற்றை ரோஜா...Sukanya singing Mallu songs to everyone in class, Kali asking sorry to every other soul, me shaking hands with everyone in Infosys saying "Hi this is Vedha"... it will all remain etched in memory...after all, I have very few good memories of classroom fun in college. 23rd December was the last day, and guess who my mommy was? Sujitha! Mummy good mummy. Mummy gave me chockie, sexy purple tee, ear-rings and pendant, mobile wallet and card with lowe letter. I'm scanning the card and putting it up along with this post... (click to enlarge I think) lowe letter is confidential. Thank you so much, Suji! for making me feel nice and special! I really owe you one!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Ok.. it is pronounced Massachooses... it is spelled Massachusetts. Vaazhga Thamizh! At least, I don't get weird pronunciation mistakes and weird looks when I speak Tamil :P

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Survey Survey!!

I used to do a lot of these kind of surveys a few years ago. Now, nobody even sends me surveys... yuck. Is this also part of "growing up"?! Anyway, I still have them stored in my hard drive. :-) I guess they make a good blog post too. So here goes!!!


Who did you last get angry with? The THIEF in college.

Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? Yes, why not!

How about of the same sex? Yea, sure!

Who was the last person who got really angry at you? No clue.

What is your pet peeve? somebody singing the same lines of the song over and over again, queues and smoking. I have lots more!!!

Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily? depends on what it is, I try to let it go, but sometimes I can't.


1. What is one thing you're supposed to do daily that
you haven't done in a long time? supposed to? hmm... study? lol.

2. What is the latest you've ever woken up? i've slept for some 15 hrs continuously but i dunno at what time i got up...

3. Name a person you've been meaning to contact, but haven't. Hmmm... Honest answer? Someone I met at the beach on sunday.

4. What is the last lame excuse you made? "They were busy, sir. I couldn't reach them". -I'm gonna make this excuse today afternoon.

5. Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way
through (one of the long ones...)? oh yeah, why not.

6. When was the last time you got a good workout in? hmm.. goes to think, definitely a long time ago. You wouldn't think I NEED a work out in the first place.

7. How many times did you hit the snooze button on
your alarm clock today? 4 times. Wow! I can actually answer this question today! I hit the snooze button 4 times, and 5th time I just switched the alarm off, and went back to sleep.


1. What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice?
overpriced? well.. don't think so

2. Meat eaters: white meat or dark meat? ...

Vegetarians: Vegan or no? no, i do take milk products, and sometimes cakes too...

3. What is the greatest amount of alcohol you've had in one sitting/outing/event? never drank alcohol

4. Have you ever used a professional diet company? No

5. Do you have an issue with your weight? nah

6. Do you prefer sweets, salty foods, or spicy foods? spicy or sweety

7. Have you ever looked at a small house pet or child and thought, "LUNCH!"? no! Have you? You gross creature! ick!


1. How many credit cards do you own? zero

2. What's your guilty pleasure store? None really..

3. If you had $1 million, what would you do with it? spend it

4. Would you rather be rich, or famous? well, if you are famous, you are most likely rich, so both!

5. Would you accept a boring job if it meant you would make megabucks? hmm...goes to think.

6. Have you ever stolen anything? o yeah..

7. How many MP3s are on your hard drive? over 1000 :-) I am proud of my collection!


1. What one thing have you done that you're most proud of? Hmmm... my Mp3 collection? ;-)

2. What one thing have you done that your parents are most proud of? Ask them

3. What thing would you like to accomplish in your life? be in contact with ALL my friends till i die(or they die! LOL!)

4. Do you get annoyed by coming in second place? yea, if its not fair mostly... or out of frustration.. yes

5. Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors? maybe.

6. Have you ever cheated on something to get a higher score? never did

7. What did you do today that you're proud of? Designed an invitation for our college IT fair. Hope our entry is selected.


1. What item (or person) of your friends would you most want to have for your own? hmm...some of my friends have boyfriends, but I'm the single there's your answer.

2. Who would you want to go on "Trading Spaces" with? I wouldn't do it

3. If you could be anyone else in the world, who would you be? myself

4. Have you ever been cheated on? nope..not really..NO. I wish not.

5. Have you ever wished you had a physical feature different from your own? yeah, my nose and skin and teeth maybe...

6. What inborn trait do you see in others that you wish you had for yourself? a care-free nature at times...

7. Do you wish you'd come up with this survey? Yeah. sort of.


1. What religion do you follow? Well...I don't belong to one really.

2. What religion were you raised as? hindu

3. Do you believe that forgiveness is a religious property, or a human property? human...

4. Do you believe in magic? Depends on the definition

5. What was the last promise you broke? nothing serious

6. Have you ever said the words to a prayer and not meant it? I rarely make prayers anyway.

7. Do you believe that anyone could be perfect? Nobody is perfect, I'm Nobody, so I'm perfect!


1. Did you get everything you wanted over the last holiday season? no.

2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for? A good career and a good spouse. Am I asking too much?

3. Do you let yourself get your hopes up for something even if you know that there is a large chance of failure? I always try not to, but in vain.

5. Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? nope.

6. Do you gamble? no way. But I wanna go to Vegas and gamble. just once.

7. Have you ever had something called off on account of bad weather, but then gone ahead and done it anyway? maybe


1. What causes do you support? orphans

2. What causes have you given money or time to? to ppl. with leprosy, polio and other such diseases and to ppl. in old age homes...through school.

3. Have you ever worked in a soup kitchen or done another kind of outreach for the homeless? no

4. Would you ever consider joining the Peace Corps, Amnesty International, or another travel-inherent worldwide charity group? maybe

5. Do you give money to the homeless on the street? sometimes..

6. Have you ever helped out a friend with basic needs, like rent or food? no... never had to.

7. What's the greatest extent you've gone to help a friend in need? ask a friend...


1. What are you most afraid of? Afraid? I ain't afraid of anything. But I dread betrayal of trust. Keeps happening quite often these days.

2. What did you do today that was really brave? nothing so far

3. Who is your favorite superhero, and why? mom(heroine?) always comes to my rescue. and Captain Planet. I used to LOVE that cartoon when I was younger.

4. Would you put your life in danger to rescue someone? yes, I would

5. If you were to face the Wizard, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart? if that wizard is Harry Potter, i'll have him!! LOL! well, i can't pick one..
courage and heart, nobody can give u, so brains i think.

6. Have you ever gotten stage fright? If so, when? If not, how do you avoid it?
no way.. i've bin climbing stages from since when i was 3, so i don't guess i have much of stage fright, but my legs do shake a bit when i climb up to give my views...

7. Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower? both, leader perhaps...


1. Have you ever been summoned for jury duty? Were you chosen? nope

2. If they reinstituted the draft (for both genders), would you go, or would find some way out of it? depends

3. Do you support capital punishment (the death penalty)? for some reason

4. What should be guaranteed legal? license at the age of 15(its 16 for temporaray and 18 for permanent here in India) Even then I wouldn't be able to pass the test anyway, so makes no big difference.

6. What was your favorite media circus trial? blah

7. Have you ever written a letter to a politician? No. Why would I?!


1. What do you have the hardest time moderating yourself on? advice

2. Do you collect anything? Yes. Postcards, stamps, stationery, books...

3. Are you addicted to anything? addicted as in? nothing harmful.. Chocolate is an addiction.

4. Have you ever put anything on layaway or used an installment plan? nope

5. What's your preferred method of paying for things? cash

6. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn't let yourself do: i have 2 tell u? u should be knowing that by now.

7. Do you feel that you obsess over things? Yes, sometimes I feel obsessive


1. Who is the wisest person you know? nobody is 'wise' as such.

2. Have you ever participated in a vigil? don't think so

3. Do you take advice when it's given? if i feel its correct, yes

4. What area are you wisest in? lying perhaps? nah... advising? u tell me!

5. Do you drive defensively? No. I cant drive :P

6. Have you ever had unprotected sex outside of marriage? huh?

7. What did you learn today? One of the dumbest ways to spend 15 min is by doing this survey.

Monday, December 8, 2008

'Observation Report' Duh.

Life is not fair. When I REALLY BADLY wanted to get Mass Media as my IDE(ok.. for the non-MOPiians, Inter Disciplnary Elective), all I get is Basics of Journalism. People who had given mass media as their 3rd or 4th option got it, and not me, AND it was my 1st f**king option! A lot of people consoled(?) me saying I shouldn't have given it as my first option, Duh- late realisation. Anyways, coming to the point, my journalism teacher(who is called 'RathiChitra' by the way) wanted us to write an observation report. Yeah, OBSERVATION REPORT. We'll have to observe some public place and write what we observe. I know I can write a story, but this is definitely better than 4/14(0/3 log 0/3) - 3/3log3/3 -4/14(2/2log2/2)- 0/2log0/2 bull shit calculation I had to do for Data Mining, so I thought I'll give it a sincere try.

Ok... credits : Thanks to Srashta for his *enlightening inputs* and no-thanks to Sandhya for her..whatever (there was a blond foreigner chick in spaghetti, I was sitting with two people on a semi-date(?!?!), an intelligent lady with pink top sitting with two dumbos, two aunties with fat but empty wallets(now how did she figure that out?!?!) ).

Out in the open

If there is a place where you can see adults making out, children playing cricket and 'maami's making fashion statements, it has to be the this. On a lovely sunday evening, perfect for catching up with old friends, and making new ones, I happened to go to the cloistered Thiruvanmiyur beach, just to do that. But only after I went there I realised that a visit to the beach gave way to all this and even more.

There were dogs all around, black and white ones, brown ones, ferocious ones, not-so ferocious ones- dogs of all kinds. Then, there were beggars of all kinds. People who demanded, begged, pestered and forced us to give money. A visit to the beach is never complete without seeing couples hidden in corners trying to look for some privacy in an absolutely public place. People in oblivion to everything that is happening around them, even if someone stares right at them(like what my friend did).

If I flunk my exams really badly and don't find a job, I want to be an ice-cream seller in the beach. Selling ice-creams at double the cost and actually having people to buy them is something that you can't find everywhere. The beach is a good place not only to sell your products, but to market your products too. There were lots of commandos in black shirts('flavours of India' with a pizza corner logo) distributing pizza=discount pamphelts to everyone in the beach(including the secluded couples). They didn't forget to place pamphlets in the car wipers too.

There is a saying which goes like this- "Sometimes I wish I remained a kid, because broken hearts hurt more than broken knees". When I saw two boys(twins!) playing with a little tennis ball(aka பந்து), despite the heaps of sand, having the time of their lives, this quote was the first thing that came to mind. If I ever wore floaters to college with a salwar/saree, it would be a great fashion faux pas. But people walking in the beach are exceptions. You can see maamis with salwar and sneakers, with a headphone swaying to some unheard music and people in cars doing whatever.

If you are wondering, "Are there any people who go into the waters?!", don't even get me started on that. Men showing their 'family' packs with just a boxer on, is NOT something that we girls would like to see. So, all you Michael Phelps reincarnates out there, it's time you gave up. There are quite a few expats who have fun at the beach though. I happened to see a family having relaxed fun there. Now that's something we like to see!

I could've sat there the whole day just looking at the waves and people-watching. But when I told my friend she was really lucky to be living close to the beach, she just said, "I come in here maybe once in 6 months". Also, living in Perambur keeps me 'insulated from Tsunamis'. The grass is greener on the other side.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

This and that

I deleted the other post cuz of popular demand (not). Half the people who read this blog can't read Tamil, and the one person who could, gives me weird comments.(unaku iruku da!) and anyway, I'm not good at poetry. So I took it off. Yay! I'm the boss! he he.

And... the reason why I'm writing this entry is, to announce to the world, that Sandhya said, "Don't write anything about today in your blog" :P

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

La la la la la

Talk about best laid plans!

Everything just goes புஸ்ஸ்.....and it gets REALLY annoying.

Talk about being lonely!

How can someone be lonely when there around 50 people around you? Oh well...You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.” -Wayne Dyer. Is that the case here? SO NOT.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sixteen Random Things

I got tagged to do this on Facebook(write 16 random facts/habits/goals about you blah blah), I thought I might as well put it here, for lack of a better post.

1. I so don't like this pimple on my cheek
2. I'm trying to get back in touch with my penpals with who I have lost touch
3. I miss school VERRRYY much.
4. How can someone bomb such a beautiful building?
5. I'm bored
6. I don't like being 20
7. I wish I could buy Tales of Beedle the Bard
8. I wonder if I would remain single all my life
9. Studying Computers is such a bad idea these days
10. I'm wondering what to buy for Bhuvana and Chi
11. My cell phone is OLD.
12. I got a seat in the bus today!
13. I want a chocolate now.
14. Why are there 16 facts to write?
15. My latest favorite song is from the Daddy movie :-P
16. My journalism teacher has a very weird accent

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Well... whatever

Well... when all of us were thinking recession(or THE GREAT DEPRESSION) was the worst thing that could've happened, we get Nisha. And the bomb blasts.

People who can still smile and say "Wow! We've got four days holidays because of the hurricane" can please go and bang their head on the great wall of China. You wouldn't enjoy the holiday so much if you were to float in a thermocole boat day and night, would you? (Okay...I agree. We'll rejoice we aren't one of them. But still!)

Mumbai blasts. What the HELL is wrong with these people?!?!?!?! Why kill innocent lives?? I saw a guy on the TV, showing his hand, where fingers should've been, only blood could be seen. I still can't get that out of my head. I'm sure its gonna haunt me for days. What is the WHOLE POINT of killing people??????????????

All this makes me think, that we are, indeed, getting nearer to the Doomsday. is the freakiest website ever.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Uncle Chips- The Auntie's processing weapon!

I don't know what the connection is, between us and Anjana Iyer. But she pops up in every other Ad zap these days, as the judge(that is the saddest part!). This time, she had to team up with Aruna GaneshRam, the famed ex-president of MOP, and result= all the participants were screwed.

Sample of topics?

1. HP Laptop- Petrol Powered Processing P3

2. Jet Air - Getting out made faster

3. The Times of India on Fastrack

... and we got... you guessed right! Uncle Chips- The Auntie's processing weapon!

To tell you the truth, we were a little nervous. With these 'judges' screwing every other team on stage, we didn't know what we would be subjected to.

Thankfully, Supri managed the situation with some help from Deepti, and some 'er... well... actually' from me :P

And we came FIRST!!!!

Sindhu Ma'am said, "Engayaavadhu Ad zap nu sonna podhume... odane varinju kattitu poiduveengale". Sathiyamaana unmai!!

The End

Sunday, November 16, 2008

வாரணம் ஆயிரம் - The DADDY Movie!

நாங்க 'வானரம் ஆயிரம்' னு ஒரு அருமையான படம் எடுக்க inspiration !!! (with Supri as heroine!)

Well, that was a joke obviously, one among the 100 lousy jokes we cracked during the course of the movie. We somehow got the tickets, FINALLY(All thanks to Mubby...oops, Deepti, and her uncle working in Sathyam Cinemas :P).

I'm probably not the right person to review a movie, but come on, its MY blog, and its a country of free speech!

Vaaranam Aayiram is a tribute from Gautam 'Vasudev' Menon to his dad. But whether it has reached all the dads and sons from all over, is still a question. I'm guessing guys can understand the movie better, because it is about a father-son relationship (I guess we girls should just wait for Abhiyum Naanum).

I will not give a spoiler review like TOI, but let me just tell you, you have to watch this movie. For Surya. He is BLOODY brilliant, and I'm NOT talking about his six pack!

This movie is a good come back for Simran, as a talented actress (at least, better than Seval), and some of her acting says 'I'm back! with a bang.' But we should agree that she can never be a Kajol. She's put on weight, and she looks old. Especially with ரெட்டை ஜடை.. whew...she looks bad. (Reminds me of Reema Sen in Vallavan)

Sameera Reddy looks oomph! as the 'swept over by the feet' girl, Meghna. Goutam once again proves his brilliance in choosing his heroines here. Divya(a.k.a Kuthu Ramya) is sparingly used, but yeah... the lesser the better.

All in all, its a DADDY movie. 'I am Major K. Surya Daddy' HA HA HA!
'He's smiling'
'It's okay, you'll be alright'
'kiddo' 'sunno'

You see, the movie is about a very well educated 'Kurkure' family! The 'DADDY' factor makes the movie comical really. What was Goutam Menon thinking?!?!

The music is AWESOME. But you never know, it is Harris Jayaraj. So, in a few months' time, you might find videos in YouTube giving the original versions from where these songs might've been copied!

Rating: **** (All for Surya!)

Movie: Must-watch, definitely.

Plus: Surya (Dad & Son), Simran, Music, Lyrics

Minus: Daddy :P (definitely can't think beyond that!)

And, I love the message that is conveyed in the movie- "Whatever happens, life has to go on". How very true!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


1. Supri's system is down

2. Deepti is sick.

3. Alvia hasn't got access to computers

இவங்கள விட்டுட்டு நான் மட்டும் எப்படி எழுதறது?

That's why, I haven't written any posts in my blog for a while. :P எப்படி எல்லாம் சமாளிக்க வேண்டி இருக்கு?!?!

Anyways, here is all my news(?!).

I got my 5th semester results. They are blah as usual. I'm so glad I just have 4 months of college left! One hell-hole that place is!

I love Sandhya, for lending me ALL, i mean ALL! her books for this semester. தெய்வதிண்ட தெய்வம்!

Paanjaali is dead. I am not strong enough to write another obituary in such a small interval. Let's just say RIP. He's buried in Bhuvana's pavement.

Current 'kadupu' list: Mr. Raj Mohan, Mr. Dinesh Kumar, many Journalism girls
Current 'gaandu' list: Ms. HOD, Ms. Deepika, the soft skills trainer
Current 'miss' list: Alvi, Ayush, Raj

We are going to Vaaranam Aayiram on Sunday!!!! Can't wait!!!

COLLEGE IS WORKING THIS SATURDAY ALSO. Life is just not fair. period.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


My dad sits at home reading a magazine in the evening, when he suddenly feels a shadow moving around. He looks below and sees a fur ball sitting... a tiny tiny ginger cat, very weak but still way too cute. I then called Bhuvana, and then the whole crowd turned up... Bhuvana managed to even cuddle it, in her lap! We named it Inji(Ginger), according to its looks. Inji climbed my dad's veshti like a mountain, and got into his lap comfortably. We all fell in love with the little kittie.

Next day, Inji got sick, both its hindlegs were sort of paralysed, we took it to the vet, got an injection put, and got some vitamin tablets written from the vet. Inji drank milk from an ink filler, diluted tablet after that, and then slept peacefully. It even tried to jump onto Bhuvana's lap, moving just the two legs, and dragging the hinds.

In the evening, I had to go out. Bhuvana fed it with milk in the evening. At around 7:30, mum and dad thought it could do with more milk. By then, one of Inji's front legs got paralysed too. Inji drank milk from the ink filler, hiccuped for a few times.. hic hic..and then its head swayed to one side. Inji is in heaven now. Bhuvana didn't have dinner that night. I'm glad I wasn't home to see that sight. This is exactly why I'm scared of having pets.