April 29 2012
Why am I starting this blog post with a stiletto? Many would say that it is a bad omen to start a post with a seruppu (footwear). You might also think who actually owns this pair of stilettos. Would you believe that these are footwear for men? You gotta believe me because stilletos for men have entered the fashion Industry and the Indian fashion fraternity has embraced it too.( If you do not believe me, Google it yourself). Now, no one can say that a certain footwear is meant for women and a certain footwear is for men. At this rate everything will be used by everyone irrespective of gender differences.
Women might still argue and say that men cannot wear skirts and wrap-around. But hold on a second, even before women declared that skirts and wrap-around belong to the female species, the men had already started using it.
The Roman men always wore short skirts and South Indian men also wear a wrap around. They call it lungi. So even in dressing style, women cannot say that men cannot wear a certain dress.
Now some women might say "what about sarees? It can be worn only by women". But history proves that long before the saree was introduced to women Samana Munivars (Yogis) in India wore sarees. Vivekananda is always clad in Samana Saree.
So what exactly is cross dressing? There are certain wears that are designed for certain private parts of men and women. Such attires are not supposed to be inter-worn. The Bible forbids cross dressing of this kind.
Is a trouser, shorts, T shirt, pants an attire for men or women? The question remains unanswered. What ever be the case, as long as we don't scare the dogs and cover our body with clothes we need not worry about who wears what. This post is not gonna bring a change in the mindset of people. But at least it will make some of you to dream for a better future. Let us make our country proud
Note : If you find any relevance for the inclusion of the last two lines in the above paragraph, please tell me. I forgot why I added it here in the first place
April 27 2012
Some people are misfits in a group. They don't really fit in; but still they are kept in the group for reasons best known to nobody.
Examples are Sreesanth in the Indian cricket team; Poonam Pandey in the modelling Industry; Subramaniam Swamy in politics, Nithyananda in News Media channels; Ravi Shastri and Navjot Singh in the commentary box; T Rajender in the movie Industry; Sania Mirza in Tennis; Prabhupepsi in the Blogging Industry; Corrupt Ministers in the Parliament ( I am not gonna name anyone here) ; Andhra Ministers who watch Porn ( As if all the others who are reading this blog have not seen porn at all) etc...
Just like these misfit people, we have many things that we seldom use on a daily basis. Some of these things are mentioned in this post. You can also add some of the unused things in the comments section.
1) The Treadmill or the Underwear
The treadmill becomes an integral part of every household that could afford it. The buyer of this equipment is anyone who has a thoppai (pout). The walking machine is bought with a sole purpose to burn some calories and to reduce weight. After this machine comes home, the buyer will religiously exercise on this machine everyday. After a few weeks, the buyer will realize that the walking machine does not help him/her in reducing weight. So he/she slowly reduces his time on the treadmill. In due course of time, the treadmill becomes an unwanted element in the house. It stores up a lot of space. In many houses the tread mill is used for drying clothes. Towels, socks and underwear dry real fast when they are dried on a treadmill.
2) The wedding Gown and the Wedding suit
You wear these on your wedding day or your relations wedding and everyone will say that you look gorgeous/handsome. But try wearing it on other days and it doesn't fit into the picture at all. The golden decorated Sherwani, I bought for my brothers reception is still hanging in my wardrobe. I am still looking for an opportunity to wear it and walk around. How many girls out there are wearing their wedding gown everyday? Yes it indeed looks great on your wedding day and it even looks great on the photographs when the photographer is really talented. Statistics reveal that a human being wears his/her wedding attire not more than 3 times in his/her entire life. My wedding suit can't be even worn on for business meetings. It has these three holes for flower decoration and It also has these three big golden buttons.
3)The Unseen movies
If you are a movie buff, you will have the tendency to buy lot of dvds. Now a days we get this 4 in 1 and 16 in 1 DVDs and most of these DVDs are pirated ones. We buy many such DVDs and we end up watching only one or 2 movies in a DVD. My DVD collection is so huge that I can store the DVDs in a small lorry. I can even start a video library on my own i guess. Do you have such DVDs too?
4) Vacuum Cleaner
20 years ago when my dad bought an Eureka Forbes vacuum cleaner for our home, we asked him what it was. Today my nephew asks the same question when he sees that vacuum cleaner. Very few have seen the vacuum cleaner been used to clean houses. In our house, cleaning the vacuum cleaner takes 3 hours. I have used the vacuum cleaner as hair drier. Now it is just another space occupying dormant machine at home.
5) Clothes and Shoes
The wardrobe is the dirtiest place in many homes. It is even dirty than toilets in most houses. The amount of unused clothes and the shoes that we do not use occupy a big junk of space at our home. Why can't we give away the unused clothes to the less privileged and needy. Just try arranging your wardrobe this weekend and you ill find many clothes that you don't wear at all. You can pack those clothes and give them to the poor and needy.
6) The couch potato
Yes! This is the waste fellow of the house. This creature just sits in the couch and juggles between the TV remote control and the music system remote control. He orders his mom or wife around and she has to bring him water and food to the couch. He also writes blog posts sitting in the same couch and in due course of time he develops a thoppai (pout) and when that happens he buys a treadmill. After that you know the story.
Note: Please bear with the couch potato. Throwing him out of the house will only worsen things for him and you. But in all the other cases, you can dispose the unwanted things and make this world a better place to live in
April 11 2012
We are living in an information age where there is dearth of information. Back those days, when someone told something new everyone would sit around that person and listen eagerly. But today with the advent of internet and the availability of huge amount of information on the web, anyone can access anything and get an idea about any topic.
People who do not know anything about cricket, can just spend sometime online and get enough information to involve in discussions on IPL. Internet has given birth to many such souls. Gone were the days when information was available from only few sources. In the past when the knowledgeable people spoke others listened to them; but now even when a knowledgeable person speaks, another person who has just a pinch of information on the same subject also joins the conversation as if he knows the subject in totality.
Everybody these days want to express themselves but nobody wants to listen to others. Communication is an art that will be effective only if a person listens to understand the other person's views and then answers that. But today no one bothers to know what the other person is trying to communicate; everybody just want to talk.
Facebook and Twitter are two places where everyone just posts something thinking that the whole world will agree with them. Every writer who picks up a pen and paper thinks that he is Shakespeare and tries to force his writings on others.
Today 11th April 2012, a Big earthquake hit the shores of Sumatra and the aftershocks were felt in Chennai also. I was talking with my ammu chiti (my mom's sisy). When I saw the sun news. More than anything Twitter and Facebook were the most affected places because of the earthquake. Till the earthquake news spread around, everybody were talking as if they knew everything about cricket.. Now everyone are discussing about the intricate details about earthquakes and tsunamis. If Google and Wikipedia sites go down for a week, the world will be more calmer.
The second most affected species were the couples who romance in the beach sands. The cops chased them away. They cursed the Tsunami and left the place. More than the Tsunami, the media people created major havoc by saying that a big Tsunami is gonna hit Chennai.
Finally just when the Tsunami was about to Hit the Chennai shores, our one and only Gabtun jumped into the scene. If he had jumped a little more, the sea would have dried up.