Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 19

Sajiyude Theevandi Yaathra

Ee katha nadannitt oru masatholam aayi kaanum... Nammude saji bangalore il ninn kozhikottek theevandiyil poya kathayaanu njan ippol parayaan pokunnath. Kathayude paschathalam ingane aanu... Saji yude cousinte veed und kozhikode... appol saji bangalore il ninn kozhikodek pokaan theerumanichu... Sajiyude brother cum PA cum travel agent aaya Ram Saji k Kannur express il ticket book cheyth koduthu... Aa train aanengil yeshwanthpur il ninn 2100 inaanu start cheyyunnath...
Angane nammude saji... oodi chaadi... 2055 aayappol yashwanthpur station il ethi... appol nokumbol athaa.. nammude kannur express platform 1 il kidakunnu! pinne onnum aalochikaanilla... athil chaadi keri irunnu... enitt Ram ine vilich valiya ahangarathinte swarathil paranju... "njan station-il ethi... najn train il keri... ho! ee train entha start cheyyathe?!" ... angane saji train start cheyyan kaath irunnu... 2100 kazhinjittum train start cheyyunilla... korach kazhinjappol saji compartmentile aalkaare enni noki... enitt chithichu " eh? 9 per... athengane.. 8 peralle ithil irikaan pattoo! aaranavo ivide keri irikunne?!" ... 2130 kazhinjappol pathuke train start cheyth thudangi... Appol saji pinneyum ram ine vilich update koduthu " train late aayittanengilum start chyehtu... aaro ee compartment il kooduthal und... aaranavo ivide vann irikunne?!" 
Compartment il ulla aalkaar korach prsyam ullavar aarunnu... Avark kedakaan time ayappol avar sajiyod seat number ethraya enn chodichu... appol saji seat number paranju... appol avaril oraalude seat number same thanne aayirunnu... Appol pinne aake confusion... Train il ulla aalkaark saji yod sympathy...ho! paavam koch.. kozhappam ila... IRCTC de vella kozhappm aarikkum... TT varatte namuk sheri aakaam... korach kazhinjappol TT vann ticket noki... Appozhalle manasilaakunne! Saji vere train ilaanu keriyath... Keralathilek directly mangalore vazhi pokunna Kannur express ilallla... pakshe naadu muzhuvan chutti kozhikode il koode pokaathe kannur pokunna Kannur express ilaanu saji keri irikunnath! .... Saji yude train 2100 in yeshwanthpur il ninn start cheyya vere train aarunnu.. it was in some other platform... rand train inteyum peru same aanenn saji parayunnu... pakshe number vereya... entho...enik athraky vishwasam pora... :P 
Angane saji... korach adhikam cash pinneyum modaki.. vere ticket eduth... naadu muzhuvan chutti 9 manik kannur ethi... enitt avide ninne bus pidich kozhikode ethi.... Ho! engane aayalum ethi pettello! ath thanne albutham! Saji aayath kond onnum parayaan pattilla :P

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wedding: Heera - Bibin

Dear Friend,

Its a pleasure to invite you for a major event happening in my life.
Someone said "Life is a journey". I would really like your presence when i am taking a diversion in my road of life, to bless me; to pray for me; to cheer me and to encourage and support me, while i venture into the mysterious trail with a new friend. Your presence is invaluable. So please take this as a very personal invitation and be there for me!

So, See you on September 5th!

Take care.

With Lots of Love,
Heera :) 

Monday, August 9, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 18

Silku's Day Out with Saji! ( in Silku's own words.... poor Silku)

It was another boring Sunday morning…and myself and Saji decided to go out and buy Churi for Heerapi’s marriage….After my church service I was waiting at the shop…trying to reach Saji on her ‘Samsung touch screen’ which as usual was switched off…. After a short wait at the Madiwala Churi shop…our ‘heroine’ came dashing in…..and all the sales boys were at ‘Madam’s’ service.

Disclaimer: While you read “Madam’s” dialogue…don’t forget to adopt her sqeaky tweaky voice and this time in HINDI!

Sales boy1: Madam, what kind of churi do you want….What’s your price range?
Madam: Wait! Meh check karthi mere pas kitne paisa hei…

Opens her handbag, takes 100 rs notes, counts one by one and confirms…

Madam: Mere paas 1000rs hei…muje cotton churiday dikhayie…
Sales boy 2 turns to go through the ordeal of taking all the churis from the rack …when saji madam runs to a set of churis neatly put in a stack at one end of the shop….

She looks at each of the churi in the rack and halfway through she started getting spasms  by balancing the churis above with her single hand..

Madam: Bhayya….yeh dikhayie mujhe…vo neche rakah hua na…voo….dikhayiye..dihkayiye…..
Madam turns to a amused me and tells: Oh! Talrnnu….

Finally Madam selects two from the lot…so she is 900 Rs down from her budget of 1000…..She goes on to check some materials over there…the sales man ,foreseeing another  potential sale…

Sales Man:  Leh lilijiye…madam…..achi quality heii…sirf 170 hei….
Madam: Hmm…Mujhe…janthi hu……mere pas heii… colur ki bottom nahi hei meri paaas….

Sales man: lijiye na..madam,,

Madam: Ok…yeh bhi pack kar do…lekhin..mere paas…sirfff….100 [peeks into the bag…counts 3 10rs note and then continues…] ha…130 rs hei….

Sales Man: lekhin ye..170 rs ka hei..

Madam: Vo teeekh hei..agali bar adjust karke deti huuuu…OK….(this I think she adopted the shopkeepers dialogue….because…this as far as I know…is usually told to the buyer by the giver…I was prepared for the “remarks” the sales man was going to throw at us…but was surprised when the sales man told …Teekh hei madam!!!! )

As  I looks on….Saji waves the salesman 1 and 2 goodbye(red-carpet style) …and we went into a bakery as I was feeling hungry…
I had a snack and ‘Madam’ bought a Frooti. As we were walking towards the bus-stop….a small boy came behind us…asking to give him the frooti...

He was behind ‘Madam’ for sometime…so she felt pity and went into the next bakers to buy the boy SOMEthing!
The problem was ‘Madam’ didn’t know what THING to buy!!!!!So she deploys one of her another brilliant plan from her kitty…

Madam: [Holding a 10rs note in her hands is asking the small boy now standing in front of the store] : kya chahiye……
The boy looks whole over the store in wonder…

Madam tries again…
Kya chahiye….bolona…..boloooo….(don’t forget the queaky tweaky)

Now as I look-on from outside the store, hardly suppressing my laughs..
….both ‘the boy’ and ‘the Madam’ are looking into the store with equal wonder in their eyes…
….The shop-keepers and the servers over there are looking at the duo in amusement in theirs…

Epilogue: To my luck without causing further scene…finally Madam decided on a Frooti pack and gave it to the boy…both went happy on their way home!

As I started teasing her at home she is giving an explanation for her exploits to b/w her perception about the boy is as follows..: Sho athu bhikshakaran polathe kochano..…athinte dress oke kandappo njan vicharichu veruthe oru kochu vannu ennodu frooti chodiche aanennu….

Myself and Heerapi: SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!

Thanks to Saji who lightened up our boring SUNDAYJ!

Something that caught my eye and held my heart

My friend got this shayari by sms. But every time i read this, there is always the beauty of it that gives a warm cushioning to my heart. I would like to share it. 

Aag Suraj mein hoti hai,Jalna Zameen ko padta hai,Mohabbat to Ankhein karti hai,Par Tadapna to Dil ko padta hai !!!

What a line! Who ever wrote this is worth praise.... Maasha Alla! Really thaareef-e-kaabil :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 17

Angane irike Silku-vinte chinthakal oru rathri kaadu keri.... Aa chinthakal aval aduth divasam njangalk email cheythu... Ithaanu aa email:

Subject:  To the rollercoaster at my home:)

******innale ratriyile ente chintayanu ii kanuunathu….vayichu santoshikku…**********

Now when I go back in time,I can vaguely remember the first time I really felt a tug on my heart, for the person who has been running around my home for as long as I can remember, the occasion goes something like this,
My cousin: Silpa I'm going to take your mom home,,,,,,,,She is my mom,,,,,
Me: [without paying much attention,,,,,,,,.] : No she is my mom,,,,,,,you can’t take her home..

My cousin:[realizing her ploy is not getting as much attention as it should , adds more  surety to her voice before continuing ,,,,,,,]   Well,,,,,,,,actually she is not,,,,,,,,,,
You  came  in a lorry from  the neighboring state  and your mom and dad bought you from them in exchange of the fodder!!!!

Her remark hit home,,,,,,,,Now she had my full attention,,,,,,,,,,,,I looked at my mom and was so astonished and disappointed by her smile,,,,,,,,,,,
I felt a real depressing (way) downward pull on my heart as the realization hit that I’m no longer my mom’s baby,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
All self respect went down the drain as I worked my way to the most popular baby tears,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
And before the tears could spill,,,,,,my mom would hug me,,,,,,,,,assuring me that I’m the most precious thing that she has got hold in her entire life,,,,,,,,,,,,

Now years after my first tug,,,,,,,,,,,,,I wonder in how many small ways she continue to be a reason for much stronger tugs in my life,,,,,,,,,,,
When we are back from our shopping spree,,,,,,,,,,,,.I just turn on the fan and rest my ass off,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.when my mom goes directly to the kitchen to prepare a lemonade for us,,,,,,,,,,
-       TUGGG

There are guest expected at home,,,,,,,,,She is cleaning the place all over,,,,,,,,,,,,,,turning a blind eye on the fact that its mostly my things that are strewn all over the place ..
She is preparing the food while I happily watch TV, only to turn up at the dining table to have the delicious dishes made by her,,,,,,,,,,,,,
-       TUGGGGG.

When I have even the minutest headache………….I just go, lie down when my mom rushes behind me with all the home made rather mom made medicines around..
Not to ignore her part of playing nurse………..coming every hour to my bed room to ensure that I’m safe and sound…….

I can go on with this never ending inexplicable motherly attributes but let me end it here with a the same question which prompted met to start this,,,,,,,,,,,,
When my mom had to go undergo such pain to bring me to this world, and strive all the way to make me what Im.Why she still loves me the  way she does now
Will I be able to love any other person in my life the same way my mom loves me?

Let god give me the strength to reciprocate the love in three folds when she needs me


Angane aval oru senti mail oke ayach baaki ullavare senti adipikaan sramichu...

Appol njan avalk reply cheythu... 

Innale vaikeet ith vaayichitt ith ninte thane thoughts aano enn njan kurach samshayich ninnu poyi…

Ennalum ith ninnil ninn njan pratheekshichilla… ammayude bde marakunna saamadrohi aaya nee ingane oru thinking thinkum enn :P 

Ithin marupadi aayitt Silku-vinte reply:

Ammede bday marakkunnathu ente tettano.aaaanoooo

·         Enikku maravi ullathu kochile budhi kooodan ulla nalla pachakarikal kazhikkathe kondu -> A
·         Pachakari kazhikkan patnajeenne hostel-il vittathukondu(athum VALARE KUNJileeeeeee). -> B
·         Hostel-il vittathu Ammayum achedem koodi. -> C

Then A=C <- Hence proved

Ammede bday marekkan karyam AMMA tanne.

Entha allle allleeeeeeeeeeee?

Athin saji oru apt reply koduthu:
Thank god.. that she was not born in d era of einsteins… n Newtons…
Allenkil ippo Silpa eleyammma Thomas theory ennu paranhu namude kutikal kurachadhikam thala punnakendi vannene… ;)
God saved them allll  ;)

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 16

Silkuvum Queen Elizabeth-um

Silku oru maravikaari aanu. Enn vech baaki ullavar maravikaar alla ennalla... Pakshe Mookillarajyath murimoookkan rajav enn kettittille? Ath pole aanu Silku-inte katha. Baaki ullavar maravikaar.. Silku athilum valya maravikaari. 
Angane irikumbol oru divasam Silku-inte Achedem Ammedem wedding anniversary vannethi. Silku oru utthama putriyude pole veettilek vilichu; achayeyum ammayeyum wish cheyyan. 
Tring Tring.... Tring Tring...
Amma phone edukunnu..
Silku : Amma, enna und vishesham?
Amma: Prathyekich onnum illa.. Entha nee ravile thanne viliche?
Silku: Oh veruthe... Aa pinne... happy anniversary... Achak phone koduthe...
Amma: Nee entha ee parayunne? Njangalude anniversay kazhinja aazcha aayirunnu!!!!

Silku phone cut cheyyunnu.

Ini nammuk vere oru divasathe kaaryam nokaam. Neram oru 7 - 7:30 am. Silku sukham aayi urangunnu... Silku-inte phone edak edak chilakkunnu. Silku puthap thalayil koodi moodi pinneyum urangaan sramikkunnu.... avasaanam kshama kett silku eneekkunnu... phone eduth nokunnu.. missed call-od missed call... ellam achayude mobile il ninn.... Deshaythod koodi Silku veetile land line ilott vilikunnu.... 
Tring Tring.... Tring Tring...
Amma phone edukunnu..
Silku : Entha ee acha ingane nirthaathe missed call tharunne? ningalk avide vere pani ille? manushyane kedann orangaanum sammathikille? Entha kaaryam?
Amma: (Oru cheru chiriyode) Nee thanne ninte achayod chodikoo... (Enn paranj achak phone kodukunnu)
Acha: Hello.. ( paranj theerum munne)
Silku: Entha ravile thanne ingane missed call adich kalikunne... enik oranganam...
Acha: Mole.. inn Ammayude birthday aanu...!!!
(baaki parayandallo... ) .. Silku vin korach naal jeevikaan vakayilaathath pole njangal kaliyaaki vittu...

Ini queen elizabeth um silku vum thammil entha bandham enn parayende? 
Angane irikumbol, oru divasam Silku vin oru forward mail kitti... Athile saramsham njan parayaam..

Queen Elizabeth entho dinner host cheyyuvaanu.. etho naattil ninn vanna etho valya aalk vendi... Dinner kazhinjappol finger bowl kond vannu.. kai kazhukaan vendi... Videsha naattil ninn vanna guest inaanenkil ith entha sadahnam enn manasilaayilla... aayaal fingerbowl ile naranga pizhinj ath juice aanenn karuthi kudichu... Appol ayaale kaliyaakathirikaan vendi Queen Elizabeth um ath thanne cheythu.. Angane avar aa guest ine maanahaani yil ninn rakshichu. 

Ee mail kittiyathum silku njangalk ath fwd cheythu thanne... enitt oru adikurippum..
"Ningalk queen elizabeth ine pole aayaal entha? njan oru abadham kaanichu enn karuthi.. kaliyaakaano vendath? Angane alla cheyyendath... Ini muthal ningal aarum swantham maathapithakalude anniversary um birthday um onnum correct time-il wish cheyyaruth... Angane aayirikanam manushyaraayaal... baaki ullavare kaliyaakathe, avar oru abadham kaanichal ath abadham alla enn varutheetheerkanam!"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 15

Late aakaruth

July 24, 2010. 
Sthalam : Keralathinte thalasthana nagaramaaya Thiruvananthpuram

Plamood palliyil varshamonte enagagement in panku cherunna neram. Bangalore il ninn thrivananthpurathek joli maattam vedichu poya suhruthukale kaanunna vyagrathayil aanu njangal. Arana-yum Ais-um Sreelekshmy-um ethi. Avarod samsaarikunnathin idayil Aswathiyum Suniyum evide enn thirakki.... Aswathy officil aanu... pani kazhinj ethaam enn paranju... Suni varumaayirikkum... Ith vare vilichilla... 
Pakshe engagement kazhinjittum Aswathyudeyum Suniyudeyum oru vivaravum illa...korach kazhinjappol Aswathy vilichitt pani kazhinjilla... varaan pattilla.. enn paranju.. Suniye patti appozhum oru vivaravum illa.. Appol ellavarum karuthi... ayaal varunillayirikkum,... Angane ellavarum manasammadathinod anubhandich ulla vibhavasamrudhamaaya bakshanam oke kazhich pirinju poyi.

July 25, 2010.
Ravile oru phone call kett Arana njetti unarnu... Doorabhashiniyude appurathe attath Suni aanu... Arana k nirthathe instructions kodukukayaanu Suni..
"Njan plamood junction il varum 11 aakumbol.. thante pathiv swabhavam edukaruth.. thanik vendi njan 1 or 2 manikoor onnum wait cheyyilla.. enne wait cheyyipikaruth... correct time il vannonam"
Oru gap kittiyappol Arana thirich chodichu " Enthaado thaan parayunne?" 
Appol Suni " Aaha... ippo angane aayo? Namuk Varshede engagement-in pokande?"
Arana "Edo late aayath njan alla... thaan aanu... onno rando manikoor alla... oru divasam muzhuvan late aado thaan... Engagement innalla.. innale aayirunnu!!!"

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 14

Ee sambhavam njan ee blog il idaan udheshichirunilla. Pakshe oru veendu vicharam cheythappol, ee sambhavathinum oru prasakthi undenn thonni. Athukond aanu ithinum ivide oru idam kittiyath.

Sajiyum Pennukaanalum

02 August 2010. Sasmayam ravile oru 8 mani. Nammude 209 ile ellavarum maari maari aa chodyam chodikunnu "current ille?" sadharana 9 mani aakathe avide current pokarilla... Current ilal enna sathyam manasilakiyappol ellavarum pinne adutha chodyathilek kadannu " ini entha idaa?" Iron cheyyunna swabhavam illathathukond njan aa aashayakuzhappathil panku chernilla...Aasayakuzhappathin oduvil Iron cheyyendath allatha oro dress um itt ellavarum offiicilek yaathrayaayi..

Samayam ucha aayappol Saji k oru call vannu... Ath avalude mathashree aayirunnu... Oru cherukane inn poyi kananam.. Ayaal Qatar il ninn ezhunnaliyittund. Inn bangalore undakum.. Vaikeet ayaal keralathilott pokum... inn thanne poyi kaananam.... Appol Saji " Umma.. njan ittikikunna dress sheriyalla..." Appol Saji yude umma ath poyi change cheyth poyi ayaale kaanan paranju... Saji officile pani oke theerthappol samayam 3 mani. Ayaale Forum il poyi 4 mani k kaananam... Aval randum kalpich dress onnum change cheyyathe ayaale poyi kaanan theerumanichu.... Pokunnathin munne Ram inod saji paranju... njan oru cherukane kaanan poova... Ram inte first response "Are u going in this costume?"  Saji ram ine noki pedipich forum ilek yaathrayaayi...

Forum il Saji ye kaath cherukanum cherukante aniyanum nilkunnu... Gulf il vech avark kittiya thattam oke itta thatha kuttiye pratheekshichaanu randu perudeyum nilp... Sajiye kandathum rand perum njetti... Enthennal.. sajiyude "costume" oru black skirt um polka dotted blue shirt um aayirunnu...

By the by ... cherukante aniyan vaa thurannu oru aksharam uriyaadiyilla ennanu report... njettalinte aakhatham aano... atho "eee school kuttiye chettan engane kettum" enna chintha aayirunno enn ith vare oru theerumanam aayittilla... :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sea and the Sequence

On 24th July, 2010, a Sunday, after varshamon got engaged, we( me, saji, silku, gayoos, varshamon and ram) visited Shanghumukham Beach. 

For those who doesn't know about it : Shanghumukham Beach: This city beach is 8 km outside the city, adjacent to the airport. Local people flock there to watch the sunset. Its a good well maintained safe beach. There is an indoor recreation club nearby. Matsyakanyaka a gigantic sculpture of a mermaid by Kanai Kunjiraman arouses mixed reaction. A small garden and star-fish shaped restaurant operates there, attracts large crowds. There is also a peaceful temple nearby.(ref: wikitravel)

I am a person who like to play in the water. As soon as we reached the beach, i stepped into water and started moving farther into the saline spirit which challenged me to dare more. Although the water was quite chilled, the excitement of playing in water definitely urged me to move further. Gayoos joined me in some time. But rest of the gang was still on the shore. As time passed and as each wave pushed me to the shore i moved further into the water with more excitement and enthusiasm. Well the excitement dint last long, the coast guard whistled and signaled us to move back and asked "don't u want to go back home?". With little saddened heart, we moved back to the shore to join the rest of the gang.

Then as usual my next venture was to push the people on shore into water. Saji and varsha was not much reluctant. Then silku told "i dont like to play in water when i come to a beach. I like to watch the waves. It is so peaceful". That's when i thought; i haven't really minded to watch the waves. Why don't i try it now. Anyways the coast guard is not making me really venture into water. So i stopped thinking of pushing silku into water and started looking at the waves. The way the they gather their exciting journey with huge amounts of water... the way the cruise to the shore... as soon as they are about to lose their momentum, they break apart and start again from midway with lesser water and more momentum... this is sooo beautiful. This is truly beautiful. Natures own way of teaching us to gain more energy and lose all unwanted emotions and to start, even if at midway, to move towards your goal. It was truly peaceful; to watch it; to feel it; to understand it; to leave the rest of the world and to continue what you are doing; to reach for your goal- no matter what. Beautiful! Amazing! Truly blissful!  
I  had read somewhere ; love makes everyone a poet. But now when i think, i feel that a sea make everyone a philosopher. There is something else which i realized during my sea-gazing; The fact that the waves are like obstacles in life. If you stare at them from a distance, you will feel that they are big, really big. But by the time they reach the shore they diminish and become quite small. So rather than staring at them from a distance, you should actually face them and feel the excitement in standing against a wave. Until and unless you don't face them, you will never know how small they are.

Nature is truly enchanting. It gives us subtle hints on how to live. Man, as time goes on, ignores them and live life as they want! Still, life goes on ... and one day...


Thursday, July 22, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 13

Ith oru cherukatha aanu.. (Ho! ente daivame... ingane korach friends ine kittiyathukond njan oru cherukatha samahaaram thanne irakendi varum)

Kathayude per .... Sajiyum Shunakanum!

Evideyo vaayichittund... India ile IT thalasthanamaaya Bangalore il oru kall(stone) eduth erinjaal, onnilengil oru pattik kollum allengil oru software engineer-k kollum. Bangalore il vannathil pinne enik ath oru paramasathyamaanu enn manasilaayi. Oru shunakane kandal pedich freeze aakunna enik ith oru valya asaukaryam aanu.

Ee katha nadakunnath nammude swantham Hosur Road-il aanu... Konappana agrahara il bus erangiya Silku-vum Saji-yum koodi Infy Gate 7 ilott nadakunnu... Ivare kandapaade, athaa oru shunakan ivare follow cheyyan thudangi. Silku ith kandu. Ath mind cheyyathe aval avalude yathra thudarnu... Saji ithonnum ariyaathe Silkuvine pinthudarnnu... kurach kazhinjappol aa patti sneham mooth silku vinte aduthoot ethi... appozhaanu saji patti pinthudarunna sathyam manasilaakiyath. aval avide thanne ninna nilpaayi... enitt urakke bahalam vechu... aa pradeshathulla software engineers-um pinne aa patti ath kettu... ith kettathum shunakante full attention saji-il aayi... ath pinne saji noki nilpaayi... athinte edak Silku thante nadatham thudarnu... korach kazhinjappol aval thirinj noki... appozhum saji thaan nilkunna sthalath ninn anangiyittilla... Silku sajiye upadeshichu... Ingane pattiyod react cheyyathe, mind cheyyathe nadak. Ingane reaction koduthaal Patti-k interest koodum... Saji thanne follow cheyyum enna vishwasathode silku nadapp thudarnu... korach kazhinj thirinj nokumbol atha kaanunna drishyam...

Ini ee same scene inte Elevation(Ho engineering padichathinte oro upayogangale!) nokaam ...
Ee scene nallath pole vyakthakanamengil MS-Paint upayogichaal pora.... oru animated video thanne venam... Pakshe pani-aayudhangaulde(tools) kurav moolam njan ith Paint-il othuki... Pakshe ee rangam onn vyakthamakaan vendi njan oru hint tharaam... Saji aa cheriya idungiya sthalathil koode.. athayath aa park chyetha truck and aa drainage... athinte idayil oode chaanjum cherinjum nadakunnath... engane aanenn chodichaal... 1980s - 90s il famous aaya break dance ile oru move ile... glass - gliding... ath pole.... Ippol rangam oru vidham vyakthamaayi enn thonunnu... 

Breakdance cheyth park-cheytha truck inte pakuthi ethiyappozhaanu saji ariyunnath.. patti cool aayi avale follow cheyyunnu enn... pinne oru vidham truck inte end vare ethi.... pinne silku-nte kai pidich aval vegam Gate 7 iloode Infy campus inte ullil kadannu.... Roadside ile kadakalil irunna manushyar "daivathinte vikruthikalum manushyante mandatharangalum" kandu... kandath chirich marannu....

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 12

Varshamonte Slip of the Tongue

Beetroot ishtamallatha ethra per und? Athil oraal aanu njan. Kazhinja divasam dinner-in enth vegetable medikanam enna vishayam unnayichappol enganeyo beetroot athilek kaannu vannu. Beetroot venda enn njan paranjappol varshamon enthayalum beetroot mathi. Angane baaki ullavarude koot pidich varshamon oru majority vote edukaan thuniyum munbe njan sammathichu koduthu... ho! world cup kittiya santhosham aayirunnu aa mukhath. 
Angane aa divasam vannethi. 20th July, 2010, ann rathri njangal beetroot aanu dinner in sabji aayi undakiyath. Gayoos aanu beetroot murichath. gayoos inte kai athu kond maroon color aayi. Varshamon officil ninn vannappol Gayoos aa kai kaanich koduthu... Appol varshamon santhoshathal Gayoos inte kai-kk flying kiss koduthu... Ellavarudem chiri kett avide ethiya njan entha sambhavam enn chodichappol,
Varshamon "Njan edak edak allengilum french kiss kodukaarund!".
Office-il ninn almost ella divasavum vaiki varunna varshmone ellavarum onn samshayaaspadam aayi noki.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 11

Date : 19th July, 2010
Time: Around 6 - 6:30 pm. 

I was planning to leave office along with Silku. I called up Silku and told her that I am starting from Salarpuria and will reach Infy campus in about 15 minutes. I swiped out from Salarpuria and walked to Infy campus. When I was about to enter the campus, the security stopped me and asked where my ID card was. Then only i realized, though i had the tag around my neck, the tailpiece that is the "ID card" is missing. I panicked for a moment. Then i turned back and walked back to Salarpuria. But i couldn't find my card anywhere on the road! I informed the security about my missing card and walked back to Infy and back to home telling my kathana-katha about my missing ID. But then, i had hope... hope that someone would have got it and would have thought of returning it the next day... Well, why not? Shawshank Redemption is one of  my favorite movies.

Time : Around 7:30 - 8
We reached home and we were busy doing our sundry work and experimenting our culinary skills and awe-ing at my latest "Intel loaned hardware" - an HP Compaq 2510p and its battery life...and of course in between whenever a new person entered the flat, i start my "lost ID card story". Some mocked and some consoled me in my loss. Saji was telling... "don't worry... i lost mine in some public road, and a local-ite called up my guardian" and all... Just then i got a call. It was from a guy working in Infosys itself who got my id card on the way from salarpuria to infy... i was soo happy :) and he said he will return the id card to security. Subsequently, i got a call from security and conveyed the same info... Now we were all back to our activities (minus my cribbing about my Id card). Just then our calling bell rang. When varshamon answered the door, it was one of our apartment securities. He was having an ID card in his hand. We were all thinking.." How come the ID card reached here so soon?" ... When we looked at the card, the mystery was solved! It was saji's card! she left it in the auto and the auto guy gave it to the security. And she dint realize it yet! One moment everyone was laughing and the next moment everyone ran to check their bags if their ID card was there. Well, everyone but me! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 10

One thing you have to know before reading this post is that Infosys has done some awesome landscaping in its campuses. It is one of the most beautiful places which i have visited. But this beauty is seldom noticed when you work there. There are few days on which i stop and wonder "which tree is that?", "which flower is that", "oh that grass is green" and so on. Today was one of such days.

Rangam - Infosys building 44 patio.
Samayam - 13-july-2010 9:30 am - haa... aa samayathengilum officil ethunundallo enn samadanikaam...

Me, saji and silku were entering the patio.
Appolaanu njan ath sradhichath... Aa vidarnu nilkunna vella pookaalude vasantham.... ente mansine ath vallathe aakarshichu... njan athinte soundaryathil kuliraninju nilkumbol.. sorry nadakumbol, ente manasile aa chodyam njan ente priya suhruthukalod chodichu ... "Ithenth poova"
Valare pettenn aayirunnu marupadi "breakfast kazhikaan poova".
Oru nimisham njan njetti thirinj aa utharam paranja saji ye noki... Nimishangal kazhinyum munne silku potti chiri thudangi... koode njanum! Saji aake ambarapode njangale noki... 
Saji ente " ithenth poov aanu" enthathin pakaram "engott aanu pooovunne" ennanu kettath. Appol athile nadakunna manushyar breakfast kazhikaan pokunna kaaryam enik clear aaki thannathaanu saji! :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 9

We had not been this happy on a sunday afternoon as today, all thanks to the bharath band tomorrow!Well, i know that this is not exactly a situation to be happy about; you know if u think of the economy and those stuff... but i am small person in my own small world. It makes me happy thinking that i dont have to go to work tomorrow. But yea..! will have to work on some saturday for compensate this. But that we will think later.

So angane we were having our evening tea and we started our game of UNO. Me, saji, gayoos and silku were the players. The first game started and i dealt the cards and it went on... Silku lost the game coz she dint call out UNO for the pernultimate card(potte! oru abadhdham ethu policekaranum pattum!). Saji dealth the cards the second time.... and silku started giving flying kisses to saji coz she got all good cards. And the game began. Silku was about to win the game! And alas she had to pick up 4 cards coz she dint callout UNO again! and belive me she did the same 3 times and lost the game(pakshe eppozhum eppozhum abadhdham pattanamengil..... ) ! The third game we played also ended like the previous two!

We were all ready to play a fourth coz now we know, wen silku is there, we can never lose! ;)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Prospective Questions!

The future is always blank.
The pitch darkness,
to which we step;
the unavoidable;
the non-descripant.

There is always a question
which is just the commencement
of the entangled web,
of questions and doubts,
of the unpromising days,
of the unrecognisable times.

Alas, what do a mere mortal do
but to continue his journey?
Its a fact;
its the future;
no one can deny,
no one can guess,
what holds in itself ,
what unfolds to itself,
is doom or divine.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 8

This blog entry is a chat log between Silku and Varshamon. Subject of discussion is how to arrange varshamon's hair for her engagement. Well, FYI, Varshamon is a person with very short hair and we all were in a global dilemma what to do with her hair on her engagement when she will be wearing a saree..... well it seems like Varshamon itself found a solution.

Silku [4:27 PM]:
Silku [4:27 PM]:
oru clip kittum
Silku  [4:27 PM]:
athinte valil alpam mudi kanum
Silku  [4:28 PM]:
pala style il curls okke aayittu
Silku  [4:28 PM]:
ninekku beauty parlour kar athupole vellom vechu tarumarikkum
Varshamon [4:29 PM]:
entayalum nan ee week end ppoyi mudi vettuvaa...
Varshamon [4:29 PM]:
avarkku entelum kanum ketti vakkan
Varshamon [4:29 PM]:
technology atrakku angu valarnille
Varshamon [4:29 PM]:
inim ente ee mudi konda ketti vakkan patilla ennu paranjal arrkaa atinte nanakedu
Silku  [4:30 PM]:
Varshamon [4:30 PM]:
technology kku
Silku  [4:30 PM]:


Athinte idayil aanu vere kaaryam orma vannath! 
Kore naalukalk shesham Saji innale rathri valare adhikam  mandatharangal ezhunnalundaayirunnu...
Appol njangal: Saji... ninak entha pattiyath? 
Appo saji: onnummilla..
Appol njangal: alla... ippozha normal aayath... ithrem naalum ninak entha pattiye enna chodiche :) 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 7

Yesterday morning everyone were getting ready to go to office. Saji is wearing a black nail polish. And its bottle is kept of the rack.
Varshamon: Athentha? Black color?
Saji: Black color nailpolishaa?
Varshamon: Black color ... mmmm…. Ath kond kann ezhuthaan pattumo?

Everything was standstill for a while!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 6

This is what happen two days back; if exactly speaking on 31-May-2010 around 7 in the evening. 

Me and Gayoos were about to enter our apartment-209, our heaven! We were quite eager to meet our friend saji who was back after 6 months! There was only a door which kept us separated from her now(that was little over dramatic)! But then the door opened and saji was in front of us! I never understood why in the English sitcoms when old girlfriends met, they squealed so much before they hugged. I always felt that little overrated. But yea! now i perfectly understood why they did that because we were doing the same! That was definitely the right thing to do. we couldn't stop squealing coz we were so happy to see each other :). 

Then we were inside 209 and then saji suddenly asked showing one room "Is this the North Indian's room?". Me and Gayoos were like "eh?" Then we both started LOLing! 

Well this was the aftermaths of me fooling saji one day. The satan in me lead me to tell Saji that there is no place for her in 209 coz we have already given one room to a NI girl and we 4 are sharing the other two rooms. Since saji haven't told us that she is returning to india, we haven't thought about a place for her in 209. She was very sad about it. Then the angel in me then itself told her that i was fooling her and she has more than enough place here. Well, the stupid in saji dint realise that the whole NI story was a plot! And here she was standing in 209 and not entering that "Master Bedroom"! :D

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 5

Okie! Back again...

This is the story of Silverspoon Silku :) 

As usual someone(I guess it was me) was doing some nonsense at 209 and Saji being new to the place didn't know that she was not supposed to advice me( I will never give up what I am doing :P). Then our darling Silku tried to advice Saji ... "Saji, don't breathe your waste!" Bazingaaa! 

Yea! definitely Silku was not wasting her breath coz everyone was ROFLing!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ividathe cheriya bhoomikulukangal! (the small tremors here!) - 4

This below mail was written by Silku to share one of our moments! Yes! this time I was the great mandhabudhi of the country who contributed generously  to making others laugh.

Let me have a disclaimer at first itself... puttu podi was white in color! :(

Venue: 209 Kitchen!
*--------------------------------------Scene 1 ----------------------------------------------*
Time: 9:00

Myself and Varshamon knocks on the door “tock..tock”

A squealing screaming Saji comes and greets us with hugs!
Saji: Njangal ningalkku dinner undakki vechittundu! [squeals again]

Rest of us: TANG!!!

*----------------------------------Scene 2 -------------------------------------------------*
Time: 9:10

Heerapi prepares to make “puttu” with the remaining puttu podi at home and with the puttupodi that we bought

Silpa (screaming from some room) – heerappi kuppiyil irikkunna puttu podi kazhinju cover il irippundu ketto kurechu…
                                                        Athum kooodi eduhtittu …puthiyathu turenna mathi!
Heerapi (enikkellam ariyam enna mattil…) - aa sheri sheriii!!

Puttu kuzhakkaling and vevikkaling in kitchen
Myself varshamon and gayus watching heerapis engagement video drama

*-----------------------------Scene 3 --------------------------------------------------------*

Time: 10:20

I take the last puttu among the lot from the pressure cooker and notices that the one in casserole is yellow in colour!
Then adukkaling things in kitchen and notices that the “puttupodi in the old cover is still there”

Silpa(a bit aanoyed) – edi heerappi ni ii puttupodi eduthille…
Heerapi: (with a shocked face..eyes rolling …puts her hands on head and ..) : OH…SHIT!!!!

All of us: Confused

Meanwhile heerappi running to the kitchen waste basket and ..
Heera: Edi njan puttupodikku pakaram MAIDEYA itte!!!

All of us: Jumping high in the if INDIA won the world cup!

And with this I would like to share my title of “Mannabudhi” with Heera…
A lot more to goo heerapiJJ