Wednesday, September 28, 2005

You have been secretly admiring a girl; whenever she along with her friends crosses you, you look at her thinking that she is not noticing you. One fine day you do the same and she turns and smiles at you, again priceless. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Slept yesterday expecting a call from my friend, kept mobile next to me. 1:30 early in the morning I get call. A familiar voice: “HAPPY BITHDAY”. ( too many priceless things le…;-)) Ok… it’s my birthday! Something very peculiar…. all those who wished me are not in India, but hey guys a treat is awaiting you all when you return back to India.

Monday, September 26, 2005

half asleep on a sunday morning you wake thinking it is monday; and suddenly you realize it is only sunday....and you go under the bed cover again.... that instant of sensation and feeling is priceless.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

been suffering from Infectious Sinusitis and Tonsillitis.... on top of that dust allergy; guess chennai has all the ingrdients to make things worse.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

chennai traffic

Everyone would have experienced the Chennai traffic; at times it is so bad that you feel like jumping off your vehicle and run somewhere.

I grew up in Delhi; I strongly feel that the traffic sense there is far better than here in Chennai, though I dint drive there.

Yesterday was completely organized chaos… signals from ashok pillar to Mugappair junction were not working… and no traffic police…

Vadapalani signal to radha park inn( probably 2 kms) took me 40 mins and on top of that the heat. I can't actually completely blame the Govt…Chennai drivers are probably the worst in the World.

A typical scenario in a civilized world and in Chennai (Chennai is civilized at all when it comes to traffic sense):


1. Person sees a yellow signal

Civilized place: hmm… I need to slow down

Chennai: go fast…. yes I made it.

2. Red signal

Civilized place: stop until green

Chennai: people are intelligent here…. Before green itself they start

3. Stop Line:

Civilized place: I should stop before the stop line

Chennai: ohh.. this is some line drawn as they had extra paint

4. Zebra crossing

Civilized place: look for any pedestrians and if they are crossing fuckin stop

Chennai: what is that…?

5. Right Lane

Civilized place: use the right lane to overtake

Chennai: first of all… what is a lane? And if the left lane is empty I will overtake on that

6. Highway and Freeway

Civilized world: The rules are different and mostly pedestrians are not allowed.

Chennai: (no freeways) Highway is just another road

7. When you hit a main road from arterial road

Civilized world: Stop look to your right and carefully turn

Chennai: Horn twice and turn

8. Horn

Civilized world:  To show your disregard

Chennai: Horn is there and I will press it … no reason

At times you get irritated at the signal…. It would be a red and the person behind you will be honking….what the heck… am I supposed to fly…? How do these people get a license?

9. Rountana (This is a special English letter word in Chennai which is nothing but a round about)

Civilized place: to go to right you have go about the circle and then turn right

Chennai: rountana has nothing to do with traffic it is part of city beatification

10. Suddenly a pedestrian crossed the road

Civilized place: stop and acknowledge him

Chennai: bemaani solitu vandhutiya?

And then there are these Auto drivers…. You will never what is their next move… from the very left of the road to right they will go almost cutting the road at almost 90 degrees.


Bus drivers, they should be more responsible, but these people are worse than lorry drivers. Talking of these guys, it reminds me of a incident that happened when I traveled from Chennai to Trichy on a KPN bus. The passenger seated next to me was a old person. Some Rajini movie was on. This old man wanted to pee and asked me if I could go and ask the driver if he could stop at any petrol bunk with a loo. I went to ask the same…. there was another guy with the driver and the driver is saying:

Thalivar ennama kalakuraar parru ( the scene was rajini throws a bottle on a rowdy and he falls down), though the TV set is behind the driver, he is able to visualize the scene.

With such a driver, god only saved us.


Coming to government… they have flyovers and subways…kudos guys… but some of them are unnecessary like the one in front of Anna university and a subway between Mt station and meenambakkam.

Nandanam signal and vadapalani badly need one.
will continue

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Got tagged

HW tagged me and here it goes...( second post of the day) Seven things I plan to do before I die 1. Visit and walk on Great wall of china. 2. Hot air balloon ride. 3. Drive HAYABUSA . 4. Bungee jump. 5. Try scuba diving 6. Become a CEO. 7. Of course Earn money Seven things I can do. 1. Never lie for a whole week ( That's long but i can try) 2. Get a girl friend ( militry and HW good luck...) 3. Stop eating NV. 4. Learn more. 5. Keep accounts. 6. Stop being Lazy. 7. Stop watching cartoons. Seven things that I CANNOT do 1. Smoke and drink ( never tried..) 2. Eating NV. 3. Get a girl friend ( have to to try hard...) 4. Clean my room ( though i try hard...) 5. Respect politicians. 6. Watch cricket ( somehow i hate that game...) 7. Stop dreaming Seven Things that attracts me in opposite sex: 1. Eyes. 2. Lips. 3. Hair. 4. Casual attitude. 5. caring in nature 6. soft spoken 7. Intelligence Seven things i SAY most 1. Loose 2. venna vetti 3. podanga 4. freeya veedu 5. karumo 6. F*** 7. nayea Seven celebrity crushes 1. Madhu bala ( 1940-50's hindi actress...) 2. Salma hayek 3. Catherine Zeta jones 4. Maria carey 5. Shreya 6. Asin 7. Angelina Jolie Seven people i would like to TAG 1.Deepak 2.Nawaz 3.Bharathi 4.PK 5.Gautham 6. Badri ( think he has not written anything yet) 7. Ghuru

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Why ARE Men Happier?

Why ARE Men Happier ? ( Frm the point of view of a lady)
Men Are Just Happier People! Your last name stays put. Your garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress--Rs.15000. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is just Rs.38.99 . Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big hips.
One wallet and one pair of shoes--one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife.
You have the freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier...!!!