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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ranking Menace

Humankind is plagued by many deadly menaces. I was just wondering if there could be any ranking amongst them. Irrespective of any ranking we might give, there is very little to chose between them. A list, not in any particular order
  • Western Imperialism
  • Terrorism
  • Global Warming
  • Politicians/Pimps
  • AIDS
  • Indian Cops
  • HR Executives


  • The banks offering unsolicited credit cards and then sending you the bill for a card that you never used.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Tue Sep 12, 12:17:00 PM  

  • 1. Damilu singers in Damilu movies
    2. SUV/Car drivers of IT/BPO companies
    3. Auto drivers
    4. Chennai Kosu
    5. The schools that produce HR executives
    6. SOPs (rhymes with SOBs) - Son of Producer. Ugly things that want to become heroes.
    7. Bangalore - It moved the border with North India a lot closer :-) (just joking, l like BLR)
    8. Tamil movie fans. the saving grace here is the existence of Telugu movie and Karan Johar fans
    9. Bloggers who are worse than MSM folks

    Office-la power problem, adhaan konjam ... Sorry.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Tue Sep 12, 12:28:00 PM  

  • bnb,
    I agree :p :)
    especially with...
    1) unsolited credit card 'offerers'
    2) Damilu singers in Damilu movies and the MDs responsible - low rank

    Auto Drivers
    I share a blow hot blow cold rapport with auto drivers. Onnu remba 'friendsip' illena 'prachanai' dhaan.. So IMO 50-50

    P.S: - I was called 'Auto Bala' in college! :)
    - Looking forward to the movie Auto directed by a first-timer couple....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Sep 12, 09:44:00 PM  

  • //HR Executives //
    anubavichu ezhuthirukkeenga :-)

    //bnb: Damilu singers in Damilu movies//
    Ennadhu !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Sep 13, 06:29:00 AM  

  • don't add anonymous commentators...the above was me

    By Anonymous msp, at Wed Sep 13, 06:29:00 AM  

  • msp,
    Amaam too many experiences with the HR clan. Down with the HR dept!!!!

    Abt the singers, thamizh kolai puriyum padagargalum, isaiyamaippalargalum

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Sep 13, 07:15:00 PM  

  • I was gonna do my own ranking, but i think we gotta be more tolerant.. Nobody's perfect..

    Romba pesaren la.. :D

    By Anonymous tamizhan, at Wed Sep 13, 09:33:00 PM  

  • Bala:
    The auto drivers near my home in Chennai were friendly to me, because I was spending a minor fortune on them I also tend to chat with auto-drivers about all topics under the sun - some time back one of these blokes told me about an elite school in Adyar(sishya I think) - "Andha schoolukka varadhulla yaaru Amma yaaru Ponnu-nu theriyala sir !" :-). But I think overall they a bunch of opportunistic cheats in chennai and blr. I think auto-drivers in Mumbai are the best in the world.

    I am referring to SOUNDs - Son(s) Of Udit Narayan Dog(s) when I say Damilu singers :-)

    By Anonymous BNB, at Thu Sep 14, 06:57:00 AM  

  • The 'topic of autodrivers' is the Brahmastra that brings every fierce and jingoistic Chennai citizen down to earth :)

    Just for kicks, I cornered a diehard chennai-ite using the thrishul of "Autodrivers, Water and Mosquitoes" - he became apologetic and said that meter problem can never be solved as 80% of the autos are owned by the MLAs.

    Is this true?

    By Anonymous ttm, at Thu Sep 14, 08:18:00 AM  

  • ttm:
    LOL! Trishul indeed. I am not too sure about 80% ownership by mamas - might be a bit of an urban legend; they say the same thing about stray cows on roads.But it might be true that most of the drivers don't own the autos they drive. The ones that do own own them usually buy it with a loan from a Sethji somewhere and till the loan gets repaid he keeps the original RC book etc. Oru auro-kaaran told me that once you establish a relationship with the lenders, it's very easy to get second/third loan etc.

    There is a magazine for auto-drivers in Chennai - don't remember the name OTOH.

    I will try to catch that movie as well - interesting, let's see. Owe Arya and Bharath one for Pattiyal.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Thu Sep 14, 08:42:00 PM  

  • ttm,
    80% is too high IMO....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Sep 18, 03:37:00 AM  


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