Under the sun

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


My brief return to watching tennis has ended with the OZ open. Vivasaayam paakkanum, pillaingala padikka vekkanum....idhukku mela tholvigalayum sogangalayum aniyaayangalayum Federer venumna thaangalaam, nammala mudiyadhu.. :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Raepu Chesthanu

"Enna! Saroja Devi-oda rape scene la nadikka mudiyaliye nu oru varutham! (laughs)"

- Radha Ravi in the Nadigar Sangam vizha @ Malaysia

And people were complaining about the rape scene in Paruthiveeran! *

* (that the climax was forced/contrived is a different issue).

Thursday, December 27, 2007

nakkal nayyANdi virumANdi

Tuesday, December 11, 2007



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

nAdi jOsiyam

A few years back, i visited a nAdi jOsiyar in chinna kAnchIpuram. All i had to do was give my thumb print and wait while he started the process of shortlisting my Olaichuvadi from a set of bundles through elimination, based on my answers to a few "basic" questions. He was very accurate in giving out my personal/family details and almost every significant fact about my life till then. About the future, it is/was a mixed bag. While some of the predictions were/are true, a few were "generic"/open-ended enough to be interpreted in any wishful manner (one important prediction turned out to have factual inaccuracies, actually) and the veracity of a few will have to found out in the future. How in the world can one explain this whole "thing"?

P.S: Arguments like "It's all guesswork", "he just gets the facts from your answers", "he already knows about you when you go there" are meaningless.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


A Vijay fan commented thus in an internet forum after watching ATM and seeing the lukewarm response:

Hopefully, Vijay doesn't take ATM as a blow to his experimentation phase

Doomsday is near, i'm afraid!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Aandavar Jayanthi

மறுமுறை வருவதாய் சொல்லி
மாய்ந்தவர் வந்ததே இல்லை
எங்கள் குல தெய்வம் நீ வாழும் காலத்தில் நாங்கள் வாழ்கிறோமே
இதை விட பெரிய வரம் ஒன்று உண்டோ?

சதா ஒரு அவதாரம் எடுக்கும் தசாவதாரக்கடவுள் நீ
ஜீவிக்கும் ஒவ்வொரு நாளுமே கலை "பிறந்த நாள்" தான்
ராஜலக்ஷ்மியீன்றெடுத்த ராஜாவே!
உன்னை போற்றுகிறோம்!
நீ விஸ்வரூபம் எடுக்கும் தசாவதாரத்திருநாள் தான்
எங்களுக்கு தீபாவளி

மாதா பிதா கமல் தெய்வம்
உயிர் கமலுக்கு உடல்