Monday, September 29, 2008

Taggie !

Read this tag in PI and Idlemind - decided to take it as i found it interesting ! Proceed pls...

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be?
Initially, I would be devastated. But, yes, gradually I would get over it.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
Own a Yacht

3. Whose butt would you like to kick?

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Live and travel in Europe for two years.

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
Might not as i think Sex would spoil the friendship.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
Being Loved by someone.

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
not applicable

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
Will I act like a Saguni and would spoil it :) I dont think, i am capable of it. So, would move on.

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? your gf/bf or an actress/actor?
Professional actor. Anyway, we act a lot in real life with our first circle :)

10. What takes you down the fastest?
Lack of common sense

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?

12. What’s your fear?
Attack of insects in home. Like The Birds of Alfred Hitchcock.

13. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married but poor?
Single and Filthy Rich

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Where is the tooth paste... but off late., which bank in the line of fire?

16. Would you give all in a relationship?
Mostly yes... vekkam, maanam, soodu, soranai ellam but not thanmanam !!!

17. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
First, let me find one :)

18. Would you forgive and forget, no matter how horrible a thing someone has done?
I have done that, i will do that if required.

19.Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?
I love relationships, no doubt about it. I would like to have privacy when I require it - When kids are around me always, it is a luxury !

20. Anyone wants to take this exercise - you are most welcome !

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Imaginery Interview with Shivraj Patil

Imaginery Interview with Shivraj Patil, Home Minister, India

Coffee Break

Journalist: Sir., people are disturbed by recent bomb blasts. What is your reaction?

Shivraj Patil: It is very sad to find people standing by or near the bombs. Entire police force is wondering how people are crowding near bombs without any sense ! We are working on crowd psychology.

Journalist: Sir., pls elaborate...

Shivraj patil: People should stay away from crowded places and spend their week ends in home with family, children. What is there to shop on every week end? People should save money instead of spending. It is good for future.

Journalist: This is a very bold comment Sir... any more views?

Shivraj Patil: People should understand that police cannot protect each and every one. 25% of Police force is busy in protectiog ministers and other officials. Another 25% is busy in investigating the existing cases. 10% would be protecting the police stations from naxals, terrorists. 5% of force would be on leave and 10% of force would be attending every day ad hoc work. So only 25% of force is left with. So, i request the citizens to be responsible for themselves.

Journalist: Sir., we have understood the point. Why did you change your dress three times during the Delhi blast?

Shivraj Patil: I am a cabinet minister and I should look good. Instruction is clearly given by Soniaji to dress nicely. Only Lalooji is given exception. Thats why i changed my dress thrice. I got a feedback from people across the world that my attitude and dress colors gave comfort to them.

Journalist: Thank you sir for your time...

Note: Minister withdraws his comments "as quoted out of context" after lot of protest from people !!! in 6 hours gap.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mark Faber's comments on US Economy

Marc Faber comments on US economy -

Dr. Marc Faber concluded his monthly bulletin (June 2008) with the

''The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we
spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China . If we spend it on
gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer /software it will go
to India . If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras and
Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany . If we
purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the
American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to
spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products
still produced in US. I've been doing my part.'

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Financial Tsunami

Financial Tsunami struck USA and swallowed some big giants. Summary of it goes like this:

Epic Center: USA
When: First sighted in Oct 2007, came back with vengence in Sep 2008
Aftershocks: All over the world
Who created it: Greedy, qualified MBAs
Who nurtured it: Rogue CEOs
Who monitored it: SEC without understanding what the hell was going on
Who lost heavily: Investors, Taxpayers, 401(k)
Irony 1: Hedging instruments no longer hedged risk
Irony 2: AIG insurance didnt insure itself
Irony 3: Short Sellers were blamed as "raiders"
US Fed: Ended up buying trillions of bad assets (read as bull shit) with tax payer's money expecting it to become a great Italian Dish in near future

Outlook: Live and get used to problems for next 12 months for sure. No immediate solution in sight

Friday, September 19, 2008

Drona - Music Review

Drona - Hindi Music Review

Music By - Dhruv
Overall Rating - Must Listen - Welcome Dhruv - You sound promising !!!!

1. Drona by Dhruv - 4.5/5 - Fundu techno track, high energy singing by Dhruv - Wonderful track of recent days

2. Oop Cha by Sunidhi Chauhan - 4.5/5 - Amusing usage sounds to start the song, nicely blended in techno beat - lovely track

3. Bandagi by Sunidhi Chauhan, Roop Kumar Rathod - 4/5 - Soft Melody, bit rahmanisque arrangement of sounds;

4. Nanhe Nanhe by Sadhana Sargam - 3.5/5 - soft melody, good singing, regular tune - nice usage of flute to wind up the song;

5. Khushi by Shaan - 3.5/5 - Stage play like music arrangement lets down the overall catchy tune;

6. Drona Redux by Sunidhi Chauhan - 4/5 - Sound arrangement differs from the male version but retains the original fever !

7. Oop Cha (Fare Play Mix) by Sunidhi Chauhan - 4.5/5 - Delightful remix, subtle sound differences with rap interludes;

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Australia's Cricket Tour to India in October 2008

Australia's Cricket Tour to India in October 2008

Austraia should not visit India to play cricket in September 2008. Security situation remains a concern and it can not be dismissed simply.

Terror strikes in India rapidly raising and caused hundreds of deaths in the recent past. If Pakistan tour can be skipped for security reason, India is no different. Democracy cannot be the single differential factor... by the same argument... Pakistan could have also provided enough security like China did.

India and Pakistan would be worse in law and order situation among the cricket playing countries - Bangladesh, Zimbabwe does not come under scrutiny whereas Sri Lanka's case is completely different.

Indians should protest against government if Australians get extra or special security. Resident Indians do not experience the quality of life why should the Ministers / politicians or foreigners should get the special, secured treatment?

If at all the tour proceeds, the sole reason could be attibuted as " financial consideration"; Sincere Indians must ignore this tour for the ill treatment they receive as the first citizen of this country.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

US Election Run-Up

VP candidates were announced a fortnight ago. I feel finally, the tide turned to Obama's favour than McCain.

Palin's selection adds masala to the race but i dont think it would bring too many votes alongwith it. Let us see how dirty it can get in the final lap.

McCain unfortunately carries dirty baggage of Bush and it would be really historic if he manages to win the election despite huge "anti incumbency" factor.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lyrics of Paravaye engu irukkirai from Katradhu Tamizh - Tamizh M.A.

Lyrics of Paravaye engu irukkirai from Katradhu Tamizh - Tamizh M.A.


En vaazhkayile vandhadhu moone moonu letter
still i remember my first letter

prabha nee ennai thediyipeennu enakku theriyum
naanum ammavum inge maharashtra-le thoorathu maama veetile irukkom
nee varadhukko letter ezhadathukko yetha samayam varappo naan solren

nerathakku saappidu
vaarathukku moonu nalavadhu kuli
andha socks-a thovaichu podu
nagam kadikkadhey
kadavulai vendikko - ananthi


Paravaye engu irukkirai
Parakkave ennai azahaikirai
Thadayangal thedi varugiren anbey
Paravaye engu irukkirai
parakkave ennai azahaikirai
thadayangal thedi varugiren anbey

adi en boomi thodangum idam edhu needhaney
adi en paadhai irukkum idam edhu needhaney
paarkum thisaigal ellam paavai mugam varumey
meengal kaanalin neeril therivathundo
kangal poigal solvathundo
nee potta kadithathin varigal kadalaga
adhil midhandheney penne naanum padaga

Paravaye engu irukkirai
parakkave ennai azahaikirai
thadayangal thedi varugiren anbey

Charanam 1

Unnodu naanum pogindra paadhai
idhu neeladho thodu vaanam polave
kadhai pesi konde vaa kaatrodu povom
urayadal theerndhalum un mounangal podhum
indha pul thoongum paravai kaanum pogadha (?)
ini boologam muzhudum ahaghai pogadha

mudhal murai vaazha pidikudhey
mudhal murai velicham pirakkudhey
mudhal murai murindha kilai ondru pookudhey
mudhal murai kadhavu thirakkudhey
mudal murai kaatru varugudhey
mudhal murai kanavu palikkudhey anbey

Charanam 2

yezhai kaadhal malaigal thannil
thondrugindra oru nadhiyagum mannil
vizhundhum oru kayamindri udayamal urondodum
nadhi aagidam - idho idho indha payanathile
idhu podhum kanmani verenna naanum ketpen
pirindhalum manadhile indha nodiyil endrum vaazhven
indha nigazh kaalam ippadiye thaan thodaradha
en thaniyana payanangal indrudal muduyadha

mudhal murai vaazha pidikudhey
mudhal murai velicham pirakkudhey
mudhal murai murindha kilai ondru pookudhey
mudhal murai kadhavu thirakkudhey
mudal murai kaatru varugudhey
mudhal murai kanavu palikkudhey anbey

medley... ananthi.ananthi..anan... oor vandhudichi-nnu ninaikeren... engey eranganum?

Lyrics of Yenda Ratchasha from Singakutti

Lyrics of Yenda Ratchasha from Singakutti

Listen to:


yenda ratchasha nee ennai thodargirai
ayyo andha madhiri en mel padargirai
kadhalil vanmurai kadhalan neeye
kondu po ennai neeye kondu po

Charanam 1

nee konjam muradan thaan
enai konda uruvam thaan
aanalum unnai pidikkumey
nee nalla manushun thaan
shringara purushan thaan
anbey un kangal panikkumey

mana veetai pooti vaitheney naan thaan
vizhi jannal parthu kuthithaey nee thaan
ushnangal eri nirkiren
nee vaa vaa un kayyil ennai serkiren

yenda ratchasha nee ennai thodargirai
ayyo andha madhiri en mel padargirai
kadhalil vanmurai kadhalan neeye
kondu po ennai neeye kondu po

Charanam 2

erumboora kal theyum
nee oora naan theindhen
pidivatha mannan neeyada
tholai dhooram sendralum
thodum dhooram nindralum
piriyadha nizhal pol naanada

kulam konda neeril kal veesinarpol
ulam konjam aada kan veesalama
nenjathai lesai killinai
nee yenda neruppatril ennai thallinai

yenda ratchasha nee ennai thodargirai
ayyo andha madhiri en mel padargirai
kadhalil vanmurai kadhalan neeye
kondu po ennai neeye kondu po

Lyrics of Thozhi from Kalai Pani

Lyrics of Thozhi from Kalai Pani

Listen to:


ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren
ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren

thalai vaari pinni
pookal vaithu pudhu chattai pottu vitten
aiypasi maasam kaveri snanam
bommaya vaangi vandhen
thalattu naan paada kan mooda mattayo
varaindha podhu manadhil endrum
malarodu pesum mazhalai geetham

ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren
ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren

Charanam 1

maranamellam varam kettu
maru jenmam ondru irundhal maari vidum
mugam madhiyo udal nadhiyo
melliya kai viralgal pulveliyo
kaalai pozhudellam kathirukkum
ival vizhi kaanamal kalai izhakkum

ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren
ennamma thozhi bommaya kaanum
naan enna seyya poren

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

US Open 2008

It was damn good to see Roger Federer getting back to winning ways. He was most stylish, graceful player tennis has even seen and it was heartening to see him winning !!!

Serena Williams played brilliantly and the same fighting spirit was lacking with her opponents.

Overall it was a interesting tournament for Mens but not so good Womens tennis this season.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chennai traffic manners

Chennai traffic manners or culture

1. How do you find a maami inside a car - very easy, the door gets closed mostly with some part of pattu saree struck under the door

2. When a two wheeler driver turns his head on right or left - he is not looking at girls standing at the bus stop or hoardings - damn it he is going to turn on that side without putting indicator !!!

3. A two wheeler driver - will always take a blind turn without clear visibility of road

4. A two wheeler driver - They will always stop one step or front wheel ahead of a already waiting two wheeler !!!

5. A cab driver - would always honk first when signal turns green without touching clutch even if he is standing first on the signal !!!

6. A Cab driver - would always drive in between the lanes - one wheel on one side of a white line marked for a division and another wheel on another side.

7. Chennai corporation bus would always take off from a bus stop and move towards extreme right before coming back all the way to middle lane

Some Tamilian behaviours

Some Tamilian behaviours

Some practical observations of Tamilian behaviours !

1. Konjam Urgent - This normal usage of sentence is directly related to "shitting" in modern days; Made famous by crass comedians, found its way everywhere. So beware of the usage.

2. tamil nattu maama's most used statement - time-kku Kappi kudikellenna thalai vali vandhidum - ayyo maama koluthara veyyilukku eppadiyum thalai vali kattayama varum !!!

3. Discotheque, college dance performance or wedding reception doesnt matter - tamilian would use only three different kuthu song movements irrespective of whether it is a english, hindi or tamil song !!!

4. Tamil home maker would buy 10 pattu saree for 4k each and keep it inside Godrej bureau, but will never volunteer to buy a inverter for home.

5. Morning coffee is a must for most tee-totllers - yes, i really understand - otherwise, how do you expect Pongal (concrete) or curd rice (digestion time - 10 hours) to come out peacefully after processing !!

6. Tamil boys would ask for a north indian girl to dance with them expecting they are anyday more friendly than tamil girls at discos.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sensex Outlook for September 2008

Sensex, Nifty were clearly undecided about the movement in August.

September would be a real positive month for the Nifty and Sensex. Sensex would rally upto 16500 levels and investors are advised to go long in stocks. ICICI Bank, Reliance, ACC, HDIL, HCC, Jet Airways, Bartronics, Chennai Petro, MRPL & TCS are looking good buy at current levels.

Update Sep 11 - Traders are advised to get out of market. Dont believe in upward rally until Midcap participates. Nifty can be bought around 4250 levels

Chennai marathon

Self and 10 of my friends participated in Chennai marathan for sharing the spirit.

Do visit the link below to glimpse some of the photos.