Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday - Of Dope Tests and Secrets

The Indian players (Sachin Tendulkar, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj) who have been selected by the ICC for dope testing have objected to the whereabouts clause. (The clause requires players to detail their whereabouts for an hour between 6am and 11pm every day for the next three months to allow random out-of-competition testing.)

When the whole world is undergoing the test, (Bindra says it is no big deal, he's been doing it for a long time now...), why not these people? I agree they think it is an invasion of privacy whatever...but heck, you're a celebrity! Of course you don't have privacy! And everybody in the media anyway knows where you are.


PS: A close runner up and something more...hmm..let's say "interesting" is this

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday- Oil Massage

Blame it on the stress, the heat, the roaming or anything else, the fact is - my hair is falling, and how! The thickness of my hair is only half of what it was, say, like a year back. When I asked my beauty parlor woman Nasreen(who is this super cool person), she said, do oil massage. (Goes to flashback...Nandhini: Oil massage ஒரு experience. எல்லாரும் அதை ஒரு தடவையாவது பண்ணனும். சுகமா இருக்கும் டி...) I realized the time had arrived to yield to the temptation. I wanted to do it last Saturday, but after dad yelled, "சனிக்கிழமை பெண்கள் எல்லாம் தலையில என்னை தேய்ச்சு குளிக்க koodaadhu. நாங்க எது சொன்னாலும் நீ கேட்கறது இல்ல...blah blah blee....", I decided against it. And, coincidence, I did it today and here is the post! என்ன ஒரு சுகம்!! அடடடா! செமையா தூக்கம் வந்துடுச்சு! But when I came and narrated, dad said, " அந்த பைசாவ எனக்கு குடுத்திருந்தா நானே பண்ணி விட்டிருப்பேன்" Typical of him.

By the way, when I googled, I found this:

One of the time-tested treatments for hair loss is oil massage. You can use any one of the following oils – almond oil, olive oil, lavender oil, coconut oil, and castor oil – for your hair massage. You can use any of these alone or as a combination. Another time-tested remedy to grow hair is applying freshly squeezed onion juice to the scalp. You can also combine the onion juice with an egg and a tablespoon of olive oil. This will work wonders towards re-growing your hair. You can also make a mixture of one egg, juice extracted from one lime, and one tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Whip this mixture and apply it to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for two hours before you wash it off. Apart from taking care of the hair growth this mixture will also take care of any dandruff that you might have. Apart with working towards growing your hair you also need to stop doing things that make you loss your hair. Hair dryers, curlers, hair irons, coloring, perming are some of the things that make you loss a lot of hair. Avoid all these things as much as possible. Also, avoid taking on any kind of stress and make sure your daily diet includes foods rich in vitamin B and folic acid, as these are know to promote hair growth.

(Courtesy: )

அடுத்த வாரம் வெங்காய ஜூஸ் தான்!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday - Five samples why politics in the state is so dumb

1. TV is Entertainment. Helmet saves lives. TV is free

2. Beautification of Chennai = Build parks in every other street corner. Install statues in every other muttu sandhu. Next to the statues and parks- slums!

3. Please vote for us.(Hands over notice with 500 bucks pinned)

4. "I know how to stop the electricity problem in the state. But I won't say it out because then the opposition will implement it"

5. Minority அரசை கண்டிச்சுக்கிட்டே இருப்போம். ஆனா, தேர்தலை மட்டும் புறக்கணிப்போம்.
"அப்பாவும் waste மகனும் waste"

எங்களை வெச்சு comedy கீமடி எதுவும் பண்ணலையே?!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday - Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter

I still read young adult novels and even novels that are ranged 'Ages 12 and up' :-) Fantasy always fascinates me and such stories take you out of the world. Don't we all want to escape the realities of life and go into a dream/fantasy world? One such fantasy story I read recently (Courtesy: TeenFX) is Faery Rebels- Spell Hunter, a debut by R.J.Anderson.

This is the best fairy story I've ever read. Anderson makes fairies explicitly alive, and these days, every other big tree I see, I wish to see if there are fairies living in there.

Bryony, a.k.a. 'Knife', is a fairy. Fairies have lost their magic and they are know confined to the great Oak, not wanting to have contact with the outside world and especially the dreaded humans. But when Knife goes through the library's restricted section, she is shocked and surprised to find out that fairies have always been closely associated with humans and half of human knowledge comes from them.

Knife is determined to learn more and get the fairies back their magic. She becomes friends with a human without anybody's knowledge. What happens next forms the rest of the story. The usual elements of fantasies- magic, enemies and of course romance are sprinkled in abundance :-P

If you are looking for a happy fantasy that is a light read(or if you are looking for a book to gift your little sister or niece), you should grab this one.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday - ராஜா அண்ணா கடை

Any young girl who lives in Perambur would've definitely been to this shop at least once. Sandwiched between Chandra book stores and a Meat shop right now, Raja stores used to be sandwiched between Chandra stores and an oil shop years ago(Right opposite to its present location. They still use the old shop also). Started as one extremely kutti பொட்டி கடை(mind you, it is still kutti) , ராஜா அண்ணா கடை became very popular in a very short period of time for its cheap and best junk jewelry. Everytime my friends and I went that side, we couldn't resist taking a peek into that shop(It was always crowded) and once we took that peek, we couldn't resist buying something. It was always those 5 rupee ear-rings or bands or clips. At one stage, whenever anybody asked me about my accessory, my answer always was "அஞ்சு ரூபா...ராஜா அண்ணா கடைல வாங்கினது" and thus spread the fame of that store. When I got a ear-ring, Jaya went in to get the same ear-ring. Then Bhuvana did. Then her sisters did. Their friends did. Our schoolmates did. Or we used to buy them for our schoolmates. And so the story goes...
After joining MOP, whenever the girls sold accessories as part of their curriculum, or during the bazaar, I used to take a glance and go, "ராஜா அண்ணா கடைல இதுல பாதி விலைக்கு கிடைக்கும்...தேவையே இல்ல". And when the girls dropped in one day, they realized it was true.

What makes the store click?
  • The way they talk. Do you have this? No, but we have this. This is the best.
  • I go in. are you?
  • அண்ணா, 15 rupees. idhu too much. சரி மா...உனக்காக10ருபாய்க்குதரேன் எடுத்துக்கோ.
  • And the variety and price of course
My sister who comes in from Bangalore does her shopping everytime in here. Perambur's answer to Pondy Bazaar/Parrys/Sowcarpet roadside stores - Raja Stores :-D

You can find this place in Paddy Field Road, just after the turning to Selva Vinayagar Koil Street, and like I said, diagonally opposite to the all-famous-lazy-shopkeepers-owned Chandra stores.

Monday - முதல்

திங்கட்கிழமை எழுத வேண்டியது. ஆனால் இப்பதான் எழுதறேன்... adjust பண்ணிக்கோங்க.

இந்த வார மைய வார்த்தை - முதல். முதல் என்ற சொல் பாடலின் முதல் சொல்லாக இருக்கின்ற பாடல்கள். Feel Free to add to the list!

  1. முதல் நாள் இன்று- உன்னாலே உன்னாலே
  2. முதல் முதலாக - உன்னாலே உன்னாலே
  3. முதல் கனவே - மஜ்னு
  4. முதல் முதலா மூக்கு வேர்க்குதே - வட்டாரம்
  5. முதல் முதல உன்ன பாத்தேன் நான் அசந்து போனேன்டி- ??
  6. முதன் முதலில் பார்த்தேன் காதல் வந்தது- ஆஹா
  7. முதன் முதலாய்- லேசா லேசா
  8. முதல் மழை என்னை நனைத்து- பீமா

Activity Activity Activity

There are 90 posts in my blog so far. Most of which is nonsense. So I've decided it is finally time to make some kinda sense into this nonsense so that the 100th post makes some sense for all the nonesense people who read my no sense blog. Makes sense?

For people who are not well versed in our kind of sensible English, here is a translation: I've decided I'll write things of value in here instead of just randomly rambling. (If it still doesn't make sense, I'm sorry. I'm only good at nonsense).

So I've come up with a theme for every day of the week. Here's what I've planned(And I'm hoping to keep it up! Cross your fingers for me!)

Monday - There is this fun game that we keep playing- Movie songs based on a particular theme. It is so much fun, and it gives you the space to ponder. For the extremely boring and tiring first day of the week, this sounded like the right thing to do.

Tuesday- Recommendations. From the roadside potti kadai that sells awesome stuff to that amazing new website, anything that deserves a mention will be mentioned here.

Wednesday- Well...this had to come at some point of time. Book/Movie reviews (I can never run out of things to write about on this one!)

Thursday- Lists. I love doing these. For a list of lists I've already made, Click HERE. But I promise I'll make lists that that are sane from now on.

Friday- மங்களகரமான நாள். Hence it will contain household stuff. I'll make it generic for now because I still haven't figured out what I'm gonna do then. Maybe I'll make it a guest column :P

Saturday- Weirdest/Most amusing thing that happened this week. Do I need to say more?

Sunday- The week that was (Like Duh!)

So look out for these posts!!!