Sunday, October 30, 2005

thaneer thaneer

Chennai cannot be called as "thanniyilla kadu" anymore,bcos now the plight of chennai is "engengu kanum thaniyada".it all started when rains slashed all over karnataka and the dams started overflowing.till then,we were begging karnataka for water,but now we are begging stop releasing water.when cauvery was flooded, many villages on the banks drowned.my uncle, who works in chennai has his family back in tiruchi.when tiruchi got flooded,he went back there and he literally swam to his home in lingam nagar and found his wife in the first floor.we were surprised to hear this , till then we were not aware that the very next day chennai would be flooded. when the rain started on wednesday morning and went on the whole day,there was no power supply in the whole city,since the roads were flooded power supply was cut off and now the situation was the vice versa.as the evening grew, there was a heavy demand for candles and my bro went from shop to shop to reserve for candles.we were getting update news thro radio(which we had stopped listening long ago) and there was a storm warning.but chennai escaped from the storm.the next day, the front page of all dailies carried photos of chennai flooded.the main reason for this kind of water logging in many parts of chennai is that on the first hand we never experienced such heavy rain in the recent times,secondly many water reserve areas have been converted into housing areas,thirdly people dump garbages into the pits where the rain water is supposed to drain.as a result lot of water have gone into the sea which could have saved.but the rainwater harvesting scheme has gained its results in many areas following this rain.but now city has come to a normal pace,which is easily seen when i saw the pics of people shopping in tnagar with waist deep water in ranganathan street.aha, thats the spirit of chennai , the "anja nenjargal".happy deepavali to everyone out there.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

kuttravali

i finished reading the book "kuttravaali" by vaasanthi. There are two characters which impressed me a lot.one,an elderly brahmin widow.she thinks of the day when her husband dies when she was ten.she didnt even remember her hubby's face.but she is declared a widow,who is not supposed to go out,head shaven and prisoned in her home for more than half a decade.when her head is shaved for the first time,the barber cries and pities her a lot.for that the woman answers"can u take me with u to ur house".he gets shocked and cries again.after a few visits,he gets used to it and slowly his pitiness fades away and the ritual becomes a habit.and she remains that way her lifetime.it reminds me of ourselves.when we see crimes around us in the name of religion,caste or anything,we arise our voices against them but for how many days? we jus see our own probs and then get away with our life.why is this?
the other character is a young girl,who is not physically fit to bear a child.though she is well qualified and has a good job,everyone who meets her questions her marital status."did u go to a doc?,why dont u take a treatment, this and that".she asks "this is my body and i like it as it is?why are u bothered?".she could not tolerate their ideas that"sakthiyum sivanum inaivathu than iyarkai. nee pen endral adipadai thaguthi vendum.illavitall nee poojyam.irupathum,illathathum ondruthan".she asks them"ethu pooranathvum?ethu kurai? evanodaiya vamsathaiyo perukka thaguthi irupathu than pooranathvuma?" these lines have arised questions in me also.What is completeness?

Monday, October 10, 2005

navarathiriyum sundalum

i had been busy for a few days preparing for the most colorful festival in india "navarathri". It is the most enjoyed festival in india. we in south, celebrate it by displaying kolu in our homes. we had set the readymade kolu padikattu and arranged the dolls colorfully. All these nine days is a time of great celebration for the kids, who wear colorful costumes and set out to other houses for the most famous "sundal" collection. it brings back my childhood days, when i go out with my other friends to my neighbouing houses, wearing different attires on each day, sing songs, and betting withing ourselves like what sundal will each one give. those are the days. anthal naal ngabagam vanthathe.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

fairness creamsum aangalum

u know vara vara intha fairness creams ads panra lollu thanga mudiyela. ithana naala
pengala muttalakki emathinanga.ippa aangala target panranga.intha creams use panni fair ana pengale kidayathu.naan vena ezhudi tharen.ariya vayasula,athavathu school days,naanum use panniyiruken,aana en nalla neram,naan muzhichukiten. aana niraya pengal paavam innum ithelam unmainu nenaikuranga. adhanala ella aangalukum enna solla
varenna intha ads paarthu emanthu kenai appadingra per vangidatheenga.avalavu than naan solven.apparum unga thala vidhi. aaiyo,yaravadu intha ads ban panungappa ,panunga.

Monday, October 03, 2005

The recent blogs i visited have registered their comments abt the incident that happened in the star hotel in the city.The publishing of the photos of the party is indeed an intrusion of privacy.it should be condemned.".in these kind of parties in the star hotels,most of the people are foreigners and people from very rich circles.but nowadays,youngster working in MNCs are tend to go to these kind of parties and when drunk,they could not jus meet the outcome like what has now
happened.partiying culture has slowly got into our lives mainly due to globalisation.so we cannot jus stop them.the point is we should know our limits.as far as me concerned, closing discoquethes is not a solution , but closing the bars can be considered.but before closing the bars in a star hotel,the govt should close their liquour shops "TASMAC".will they do it?