Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Ages and stages

That that age, that that likes and dislikes!! How?? Recently my parents suggested I watch this series "Kalangalil avan vasanthan". I must've listened to those songs mentioned there a thousand times over in my younger days. B/W, TMS, old songs were a turn off in those days! Those same songs made a different effect this time and I'm digging for more now! 

In the good old DD only days, I used to be glued to the TV even watching 'vayalum vazhvum' but not the news. I couldn't even stand the few minutes of 'seidhi surrukkam'! That was then! Now I'm bugging the kids turning to NPR on the car, checking bbc news, twitter news, google news... eppdi irundha naan! 

Karma is real, beleive me! I am begging my teen to watch my favorite Kamal movies with me and she acts the way I did to my mom's Sivaji movies! Age is catching up at the tastebuds level too. After years of abusing the system with sugars, norukku theenis & stuff, the lowly upma seems heavenly now!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

To laugh or cry

To laugh or cry - has been the theme of 2017.

The political scenes in US & TN are competing each other with unimaginable twists everyday. After the initial blood boiling feeling, the memes and talk shows bring the much needed covfefe relief only to relive the whole experience all over again the next day! 😢😊

After more than a decade of being one among the many bloggers, metoo is Time person of the year! 😢😊

Annathey testing the political waters and that too through Twitter?? His narambu pudaikkum tweets shows his genuine concerns but probably his 'manidhar unarthukolla idhu manidhar tweets alla... alla... alla... adhaiyum thaandi punidhamana tweets needs ko pa se(s) like metoo to decode!😜

Second millennium is inching closer to be a major(oh..., I missed posting the millennium singing "I'm 16 going on 17" last year)! Enjoy the silly teen(y) years! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kanden Seethaiyai!!!

I am a big fan of old S V Sekhar comedy dramas. Such a huge fan that I use many of his drama dialogues in everyday conversation. Comedy relief is especially the need of the hour!! Listen to his "Aayiram udai vaangiya aboorva sigamani" to find that the current political situation in TN is not all that different!

Listening to SVS drama cassettes on tape recorder was an entertaining passtime in the early 90s. It all started off with "Ellarum Vaanga". Logic less mindless laugh riot! "Periya Thambi", "Kadhule Poo", "Oru sondha veedu vaadagai veedagirathu", "Mahabharathil Mangatha" are my favourites. I think I can confidently say I've listened to all of his dramas now. I'm not sure of the chronological order but dramas with SVS & Sunda combination are the most enjoyable.

Now with youtube genie, I've also found video of some of his dramas. Looks like these are recently recorded ones. While trying to match those familiar voices with faces, I couldn't find the lead female character of the old dramas. The lady who lent her beautiful & awesome voice to characters Narasamma alias Seetha in "Ellarum Vaanga", Viji in "Kaatule Mazhai", Champa Devi in "Mahabharathathil Mangatha" was nowhere to be found!

After exhausting all full length dramas, I started on his TV serials. While listening to one of the episode called "Priyamulla Philomina" in "Nam Kudumban", I heard that lady voice again as "Philomina"! After finding the video of the episode, kanden Seethaiyai!!! I felt so overjoyed as if I found a long lost friend!

Any one knows the name of this actress??

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Out of hibernation

I have been wondering how blogging went down my priority list. It is not like I don't have anything to 'polambi'fy about or reminiscence or share! Then, why? I guess, I have to blame it all on Steve Jobs! If not for his smart(y pants)phone introduction, I would've lived happily ever after with my lap/desktops! Now since everything can be done at the fingertips, nothing gets done! I turn on the phone remembering something important to do and then go awry clicking all the notifications and alerts and waste precious time and forget all about that important task(especially the replying to teacher's emails!)!

Don't know why I am still scared of the quicksand social networking sites when all around everywhere everyone is happily splashing in them! This same comment hungry blogger who blogged week after week, month after month to get reactions & comments from unknown blogger friends is wary to post anything on fb, twitter knowing comments could pour. When orkut shut down, I thought fb, twitter and the like would follow suit but inspite of the cropping up of new, new social networking sites like instagram, tumblr, davara etc., the front runners are showing no signs of slowing down!

Talking of front runners, interesting election circus going on now and this time around, with a super funny analysis from the "Daily show with Trevor Noah" team. I was not fortunate enough to know about the daily show when Jon Stewart was around and I love Trevor's show with his outsider point of view. The whole TDS team is so hilarious especially nammooru paiyan, Hasan Minhaj! Please don't take too many breaks guys!

A sample with both of the hosts...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sandwich generation

Previous generation - I am nothing!

Current Generation - I am everything!

Sandwich generation - Who am  I???

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


The Unplanners won't have a plan for themselves, won't follow plans made for them by others and on top of all this would look down upon planners!! Pongada!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

FM - IR Medley

Paadavandhadhor - Ilamai Kalangal

Vaanile thenila - Kakki Chattai

Oororama aathu pakkam - Idaya kovil

Poonthalir aada - Panneer pushpangal