Rajini’s japanese fans

November 30th, 2008


All they said about Rajini’s japanese fans but we never believed.
Now, Rajinikanth makes it big time. Here’s the
More serious fans that what we are. Though we couldn’t read
japanese, these pictures explain all.
As you go through the club, there are numerous forums and
Bulleting boards discussing his movies from Siva to Sivaji.
Lots of professional analysis and tons of links that link to other
Indian Fan clubs.
Time for Rajinikanth to join with Jackie Chan after robo.

I'm alone

November 29, 2008



நான்கு கண்ணாடி சுவர்களுக்குள்ளே
நானும் மெழுகுவர்த்தியும் !!

Haiகூ !!

November 28, 2008
புத்தக ஒட்டடை அடிக்கையில்
இ.பாவின் ராமானுஜர் - அதற்கடியில்
வீரப்பன் பயோகிராபி

A good day

November 27th, 2008

Today is a good day. I hauled myself out of bed and met
Two friends. It was surprisingly fun. I love when these
Days happen!
Hugs you all

Feeling better

November 26th, 2008

On the advice of my dear friend I’ve split up my meds - 5 mg in
The morning and 5 mg in the night. All the online advice, advises
Against this but it is the single most useful idea, a medical person
Has come up with, because for me it actually works. I’m feeling
Less depressed. I can sleep and I can wake up and I’m actually
Well rested. I can hardly believe it.I don’t think it is just the meds.
I’m doing an engaging and exciting project at work which makes it
A joy to go in in the mornings. Of course,The project means
I’m working up to three hours a day but i can’t resent it because
Now I actually enjoy my work. Things are mostly looking up.

Huge public projects

November 25th, 2008

How do I continue? I can barely function at work. Luckily
There is not a lot of oversight. There’s a huge public project
That rests on my shoulders. It’s heavy but there’s no one else
To carry it and I don’t know what to do or how to cope anymore.
Any hw thanks to elcot!

Apollo Hospitals

November 24th, 2008

Today we went to apollo hospital for perima's checkup with anna
To meet Dr. Maya vedhamurthi (dermatologist) and i had my
Lunch late @ 4pm. Then today i went to shop for a brown shirt @
Evening & i had a nap for 2hrs asusual but I'm little bit tired too.

My zodiac sign shows

November 23rd, 2008
I'm witty & creative & i have a positive frame of mind & are
Very inspiring & big hearted. When my feelings are hurt i
Withdraw into a shell but I'm cheerful nature pulls me through.
& i should be care ful,lest i lapse into depression & cynicism.
Is it true ?

I am soooo tired !!!

November 22nd, 2008

Sorry Nothing Today












Peace

November 21st, 2008
I still feel strangely moodless, suffering an absence of emotion,
Thought, inspiration and desire. I stare into space for long periods
Of time. I pick up books, then put them back. I put the television on
And look at it a while, then switch it off. I cannot seem to think about
The future or the past. I cannot find anything I want to do, nothing
Stirs in my soul, nothing possesses me, nothing excites me.
I wonder if I am still alive, I wonder if meaning will return, I wonder if
I want it to. There is a certain kind of peace to this place I'm in, at least.

Not quite sure about this

November 20th, 2008

I went to bed last night at 2:30am. Yes, I know, too late,
Naughty me. Anyhow, I woke up at 8am and had some
Breakfast. Sat around for a bit and thought…. I think I’m
Still tired. So I hit the sack again, expecting to wake up a
Couple of hours later.
Well, I surfaced at a quarter to one. Then, I was sleepy this
Afternoon, so I slept for two hours…. and now I’m tired again.
Or still.
I’m just beginning to wonder if maybe choosing to pass on the
Antibiotics wasn’t the best idea. I mean sure, I feel okay. I’m
Still coughing up much but otherwise I’m good. But
I don’t know if the excessive sleeping thing is a concern.
Oh well, I’ll find out tomorrow. To work out, in the gym.
That should be interesting.

Vandemataram

November 19th, 2008

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Specially for physically challenged...


Depression: I know Why?

November 18th, 2008


So once again I feel like hurting myself. Once again I know that

I won’t no matter how I’m tempted. Once again I know that

These are stupid thoughts. Once again I know that I should

Leave Hell and go home, credit crisis or not.

What good are depression meds if they don’t work?

What good is my going to work when I cannot function?

What good is health insurance when I can’t afford to pay upfront?

Why did my ear choose now to get affected?

Why does my body refuse to feel itself?

Why am I still burning up with fever?

Why can’t I say to hell with commitments and leave this Hell

Forever?

Why can’t I sleep?

My eternal questions!

Symptoms of seasonal affective depression

November 17th, 2008

Appetite change - craving for sweet and starchy food

(chocolate, pasta, bread)

Sleep disruption sleeping at odd times or for long periods of time

Difficulty in waking up (where this not the norm for you)

Weight loss

Fatigue all day no matter how much rest

Lack of energy and lethargy

Little or no sex drive

Mood swings

Lack of concentration

Inability to make decisions

Withdrawal from social contact

Unfounded anxiety

Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

Thoughts of death and/or suicide

Depression: I'm alone

November 16th, 2008

Again I'm alone tonight,
Everywhere I look, all is black & white.
Everything is breaking,
And everything is aching.
The only thing I could do now is cry,
And sometime i just wished I would die.
Now I don't know where I belong,
I don't even know what's the difference between right & wrong.
I wanted to go,
To where my true feelings would show.
I was right about one thing...
being in a new place is a sting...

Rajini speach about RAMANA MAHARISHI

November 15th, 2008

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when ambition ends then only peace begins...

I am back to my story. Don't miss my future posts

The True Folks wagon

November 14th, 2008


Sir, now you can buy a Tata Nano. Hurray !!
It’s called the Nano, for its high technology and small size. It’s cute, compact, and contemporary. It’s a complete four-door car with a 623-cc gas engine, gets 50 miles to the gallon, and seats up to five. It meets domestic emissions norms and will soon comply with European standards. It’s 8% smaller in outer length than its closest rival, Suzuki’s Maruti 800, but has 21% more volume inside. And at $2,500 before taxes (value-added taxes increase the price by about $300), it is the most inexpensive car in the world. Starting this fall, the Nano will roll off the assembly lines at a Tata Motors (TTM) plant in Singur, Bengal, and navigate India’s potholed roads.

Malare malare ullasam

November 13th, 2008

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What a lovely song ! i searched it for long time and now only i got it.

Vikatan goes Unicode

November 11th, 2008

After a long frustating decade of Tamil on the internet, mainstream magazines are starting to use to Unicode fonts instead of propietary fonts. And that’s a great news.
Ananda Vikatan, probably the number 1 magazine of tamil media is now completely on unicode. All you need is a computer with IE/Firefox/Safari installed to read Vikatan. With this change, Vikatan also cleans the clutter of it’s site and sports a cleaner design.
The in-direct benefit for bloggers is that they can now quote(note the point, just quote and not completely copy) vikatan articles on their blogs without having to transform the vikatan font to unicode.
Ofcourse, you need to be a paid user to read the content on vikatan.com but if you are a NRT(yeah NR Tamilian), you should think about paying them $22/year as subscription. But if you are one of those lazybums who wouldn’t want to read tamil, watch tamil videos on kumudam.com.

Kangeyan - rahman+ ksr and 4 ajiths is probably a hoax

November 10th, 2008

Even after KSR failed to capture the magic of Rahman in Godfather aka Varalaru, Rahman plays his keyboard, once more for him.
This one also has Ajith starring in 4 roles. We had enough of Ajith in Varalaru with pathetic dialogue delivery and awfully bad characterization. I wish this one proves to be better than the previous attempt.
P.S - And as you read in the comments, this movie is a hoax and this post, inane !!

Infinite monkey theorem

November 9th, 2008


The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

World’s smallest MP3 player

November 8,th 2008


That red thingy on the right corner of the picture is supposed to be a mp3 player/cube. Also its boasting to be the world’s smallest MP3 player.
Some things loose their charm if they are SMALL. This is one of those.

Blogging is stupid; go be a human being !!

November 7th, 2008

Blogs aren’t just stupid, they are crippling our social skills, and
There is nothing better than human interaction, trust me.
Believe it or not, there is a world outside of the computer.
No joke, it has trees, popcorn and drive-thru liquor stores.
Blogging is worse than being on facebook.
The people in your life like friends and family do care if you
Show up to the party and do a minute keg-stand or date.
To lay it all on the line, blogging is a waste of time. Why spend
Time telling Strangers your innermost thoughts when you could
Be out making memories with those You care about most?

Rahman Times

November 6th, 2008



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Balu mahendra’s kathai neram

November 5th, 2008
Sujatha details his friendship with Balu Mahendra in a recent Ambalam article, Balu vin Kanaakaalam. Very importantly he mentions two things about Balu Mahendra’s Kathai Neram serial.
Those who had watched Kathai Neram can vouch that it was one of the best serial ever made for television. Each episode was a seperate shortstory. And as Sujatha says it was a perfect example of adapting a shortstory for the screen. He also goes on to say that Balu Mahendra was able to tell a shortstory in 20 minutes without making it embarassingly loud or terribly boring. And as someone who saw most of those episodes, I have to say that Sujatha’s words aren’t an exaggeration.
Sa.Kandasaamy’s Tholaindhu Ponavargal was my other favorite serial. If I could re-collect it right, it was broadcasted on Thursdays from 10 - 10:30 pm. In Channel 2. Remember, Channel 2 of DD ?

Chennai kutchery

November 4th, 2008


Chennai is very hot and very cold now. Especially after the cyclone deceived the chennaites and went off to Andra Pradesh just to kill 31 people, the weather has cooled down so much. Marghazhi month (dec 15th - jan 14th of every year) is here and the roads are already filled with kolam and rangolis. The difference between a rangoli and a kolam is that rangoli is in color and a kolam is drawn in just white with the black background of the tar on the roads. That is a silly way of putting it. As always the marghazhi month is cold hence off late people have modernized the kolam technology. Instead of the classical practice of kolaming (sorry for the Tamil-English) in the early hours of morning, they are kolaming in the night itself. So if you were a latecomer from office, you would have tough time riding the bike without interrupting the kolaming ladies and the kolams, of course. However, because of this kolam culture, Chennai is decorated throughout the month. Gives you a good festive feeling. So as I wade through these kolams every morning on my way to office, I get this feeling of celebration and the morning mood is aptly set for the rest of the day. Also there is so much happening in Chennai in marghazhi and that makes it HOT. If you are lover of performing arts, this is the place to be. From a range of music to dance and drama, it happens now and here. The Kutcheris have begun and people are busy buying the season tickets to these carnatic performances. Last Sunday in Vani Mahal, for Aruna Sairam's kutchery, the hall was a crowded and many of the nodding heads were teenagers and 20's who were interested in carnatic. This is a very clear of sign that the carnatic music still has a long way to go. Aruna Sairam is rocking the scene just like the last couple years. With her little touch of masculine voice, she hits a boundary even with the toughest of raagas. Some other biggies who are talked about include O.S Arun, Sikkal Gurucharan, Nithyashree, Unni Krishnan and ofcourse my fav Sanjay Subramanian. Jaya TV conducts performances in Chettinad Vidhyashram school and broadcasting in throughout the month. This morning it was the famous violinist T.N. Krishnan. His acquaintance with violin happened 68 years and he flies down from US like many others to perform in the sabhas of chennai. It was a sheer experience to listen to him in the morning. Vijay TV competing with Jaya in this played the performance of Chinmayi's Meera Bhajans, this evening. After listening to Chinmayi's voice in A R Rahman's E20U18, this was very different and enchanting. This evening when I was driving down the TTK road, I found that AVM Audios has arranged an audio mela in Sankara Hall. With 10% discount on all items, carnatic music section was crowded like hell and selling hot cakes. I picked up a couple of them by Sudha Raghunathan.

Pollachi - Mudi Konda Chola Nallur

November 3rd, 2008










IAM PROUD TO BE A POLLACHIANIn ancient times Pollachi was known as ‘Pollil Vaichi’ which means "The land of natural Wealth and Prosperity" or ‘Porull Aatchi’ (The Land of Wealthy Government). In olden days it was said that everything is sold and bought in market including elephants in a form of barter system.During the period of Kulottunga Chola III , Pollachi was known as Mudi Konda Chola Nallur (Crowned King). The Subramanyar temple is one of the most ancient temple in Pollachi with a history of about 8 centuries back. You can also come across the name ‘Pollil Vaichi’ in Lord Subramanyar temple. It is also believed that this temple was once a Shiva temple, enshrining Agastheeswaram Udaiyaar, with the festival idol Subramanyar. A temple dedicated to Mariamman and another to Subramanya are located here. There are beautiful stone carvings like a five hooded serpent, a Yali with a chain from its mouth and carved zodiacal signs in the Subramanya temple. This town is about 40 Kms from Coimbatore on the way to Parambikulam - Aliyar Project. Next to Coimbatore it is the leading town of the district and an important commercial centre.


Anamalai: This Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western Ghats near Pollachi (about 90 Kms from Coimbatore). The area of the sanctuary is 958 sq.kms.
Masaniamman Temple: Masaniamman Temple is situated at a distance of 15 miles away from Pollachi. This sanctified shrine attract large number of devotees.
Sholaiyar Dam: It is about 30 km from Valparai town. It is one of the longest dam in Asia. The length of the dam measures about 6-7 km. It lies in the border of Tamilnadu and Kerala. This dam is constructed in Chalakudy river. The beauty of Athirappilly water falls and Sholayar dam can be enjoyed on the way to Sholayar.
Kadamparai Dam: Special permission must be sought to visit this place. Hydro Electric plant at Kadamparai between Pollachi and Valparai is most worth seeing.
Nirayar Dam: Water from Chinnakallar falls gets collected in this dam. It is located in eastern side of Valparai hills 20 km from Valparai town. There are two dams, upper Nerar and lower Nerar which is about 20 km and 15 km from Valparai.
Aliyar Dam: Aliyar Dam was constructed in 1962 across the Aliyar river. It is located about 65 Km from Coimbatore and it is found on the foothills of Valparai. Here, Aliyar lake receives water from upper aliyar reservoir through hydro-electric power station in Navamali and the Parambikulam reservoir through a contour canal. Near Aliyar dam, a good-looking park, an aquarium and a mini theme park is being maintained by Tamilnadu Fisheries Corporation. Ambarambalayam Darga is situated at the banks of the river Aliyar.
Thirumoorthy Hills: It is situated 40 Kms from Pollachi and 20 kms from Udumalpet on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Thirumoorthy temple is situated at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Importance of this temple is three Moorthy Idols originate in same place.
Athirampalli Falls:This particular falls has been featured in numerous films and advertisements. It is also called as ‘Punnagai Mannan Falls’.
Monkey Falls:It lies on the foothill of Valparai. It is about 5 km from Aaliyar. It is continuing waterfalls, one can relax their mind and body by taking Ayurvedic bath in this falls.
Chinnakallar FallsChinnakallar is geographically an important place. It is about 26 km east of Valparai. It is known as Cherrapunji of Tamil Nadu. It is the second place in receiving maximum rainfall next to Cherrapunji. The hanging bridge is built across the falls is full of enchantment and thrill. This area always found wet and misty. Chinnakallar is full of greenish dense forest with tall majestic trees which gives a pleasant nature. It has the falls which sounds like a roaring lion. Rhythm Falls:Rhythm falls is about 30 km from Sholaiyar and 5 km ahead of Athirampally falls. Water droplets from the falls scattering on adjoining road gives an excitement show.
Palani:A major pilgrimage centre, Palani is situated on the edge of the great Vyapuri tank. Palani is a municipality in Dindigal district, located about 60 kms from Dindigal. This temple draws more than 7 million devotees every year to offer their prayers to Lord Muruga.
Its hilltop Subrahmanyam temple is the most famous of the six abodes of Muruga, the son of Shiva, who is said to have come here disguised as a mendicant after quarreling over a fruit with his brother, Ganesha. Popularly known as Dandayutha Pani ("Bearer of the Staff"), Murugan is depicted with a clean shaven head, holding a stick. His image is made of medicinal herbs, mixed together to create a wax-like substance. During the Thaipoosam festival, the temple attracts thousands of pilgrims, many of whom shave their heads as an act of worship. An electric cable car takes devotees up the 600 steps to the hill shrine. Palani is also a base for hikes in the surrounding hills.

Topslip

ovember 2nd, 2008



Topslip
Topslip "The pollution free heavenly land" Topslip is located above the 800 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. The unique teak forests, Bamboo Forest also located near Topslip.
Topslip and Valparai (Valparai to Topslip 65 Km) are small Places with in the (958 km2) Indira Gandhi National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. at the southern part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Anamalai Hills. Separated from the Nilgiri Hills by the Palghat Gap on the north, the Park is contiguous to the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) to its west and to the Eravikulam National Park (Kerala) and Dam, Park, and several tourist spots. (Via PollachiAliyar and Sethumadai)
Contact
The Wildlife Warden Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary,
178, Meenkarai Road,
Pollachi - 642 001.
Tel: 04259 222-5356.
Longitude: 76°00' - 77°56' ELatitude: 10°12' - 11°07' N
Temperatures: Min 2°C (winter); Max 25°C (summer)
Best Season: The best season between May to June and October to February.

Varanam Ayiram: Marching this week

November 1st, 2008





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A thousand elephants. Watch out.
The ‘ghaana’ Ava Enna Enna Thedi Vandha Anajala rendered
By Karthik is my personal favorite followed by a very SPBesque
Shanthi O Shanthi by SPB Charan/Clinton.