Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Enjoyed this scene...Vaaranam Aayiram...

Watched Vaaranam Aayiram this week scenes and songs are good..nothing much in the movie. I would not advice anyone to waste money...all the gud scenes are in youtube..

One of the best scene atleast for me...

Heroine asks lot of questions about him before she accepts him....

She herself answers all her questions after understanding best...
Both performed...Surya scores and the shot where he plays guitar in the air...gud one..

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Last week, I was little shake up last week when three friends and my parents went to India. I made two trips to Airport to drop my friends and evening started to Houston along with my parents. My parents return flight is from Houston. The Airport crew were kind enough to give me the Gate Pass to go along with my parents. My parents cried...I was okay..When I came back to San Antonio Airport, I really don't know whom to call or where to go. I suddenly felt this is not the right place for me and I don't belong here. Leaving behind my parents was not new to me, the current trip is my third one and I really couldn't understand.

Monday I wasn't able to work and one of my American friend, lady with wisdom, figured out the reason. She told even though you have been away from home. This should be the first time some one left you. Made sense and absolutely true. Believe me, you have to feel the difference...

The difference between you leave someone and someone leaves you....

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour US...

I wouldn't be aware of this Earth Hour US if I am not using Google. Earth Hour explained why Google home page had black background. The initiative was kicked off in Sydney and spread around to different cities. This would be small thing we can do by switching off our lights for an hour from 8 - 9 pm.

The video in below link shows how much energy saved during this hour. First time, something was so easy to get a great satisfaction. Just switch off the lights...nothing much..

Friday, March 14, 2008

HandBag Matters...

Today, end of work, I saw a lady going out with a big bag, carry bag and a hand bag. I was fascinated and thought what she would have carried to stay maximum of 9 hours in one place.
I am pretty sure she was not marooned in an island. Then, I realized not only her but every other women carried minimum of two bags with them if you ignore the purse. What for??

I know many men carry same purse from the time he started to have let it be for sentimental or lucky reasons.

I remember this one incident happened in my school days. Our French madam went out in middle of the class and she is famous for her make-up kit. My friends wanted to confirm the rumors and open her handbag. One person, Balaji, successfully opened and end up with thrashing from her. It was quite funny to relive.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

World Richest Billionaires

In Top ten richest people, four people are Indians. Just thinking what it really does good to the country as a whole or for the people. If Mukesh and Anil assets are together (85 billion), Ambani group would be the number one in world. Forget one guy, who resides in UK, the rest of the guys accumulate to 115 billion dollars.

What can be done by these three guys money?

1. Can donate 11 dollar to every person in India? Making it the biggest and largest public distribution, 400 rupees to everyone is great achievement considering the fact that only 1/4 of the people can spent Rs.12.

2. Can spend twice the amount, the Indian government planned to spend in this Budget 2008.

3. The golden quadrilateral road project cost only 13 billion dollars so we could construct one circle, square and an octagon.

4. Cost of New Chennai International Airport is 25 billion so 4 world-class airport with 115 billion :-)

5. Basic medical Aids also needs its share.

To see in another side...

1. Can buy 460 Boeing 777 bus

2. Can buy out many of the Top IT companies.

3 Can buy more Bugatti Veyron cars to open new Taxi service.

Will keep adding it...


Monday, March 10, 2008

Day Light Savings..

Saturday night, we went out for movie. We had ready made parotta with Murali's kozhambu.. Suddenly we figured its 2:00 pm everywhere, no way this movie could be more than 4 hours. Then, we realised we lost one hour due to day light savings. God !! My one hour of sleep was lost and now I couldn't sleep. My body cannot accept its 1:00 pm, it would be 12:00 two days back.

The most significant thing, researchers figured out, energy consumption was more during the savings time rather reduced usage. So, then for what this is followed??


I missed a get-together for first time, happened in Hartford, Connecticut. I have to stay for a while in San Antonio because Mahesh (room mate) arriving here from Chennai. Courtesy calls :)

I think around 10 guys are meeting and its birthday for Rajendra Kumar :(

Happy Birthday dude..enjoy..

Sunday, March 09, 2008

10000 BC

Went to theater after a long time, we went as planned to "10,000 BC" even after some strong recommendations from few friends. We expected the worse but it was not bad...sentimental story

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Corridor Life..

Pillars give entirely different dimension of the building…one of the reasons for me to admire my college (SSN College) structures. I could promise we weren't pillars of SSN when we studied there. Symmetric white buildings with huge pillars and open corridor give you a great feeling when you walk around. But, the best part is the corridors.

Advantage in SSN no attendance for the first hour. So, we could stretch our legs right after our breakfast or after tiresome cricket play on the Basketball court, we would relax on the corridor. Lying on each other gives warning for the trespassers. We would not trouble anybody because they would ample space to crawl around us.

The best part was the Staff…awesome human beings understanding the student's mind boggling troubles and pain would walk around us and never tried to disturb us. Some would even occasionally pass on "rich comments" but we were open to critics. Every person should be positive for the critics to correct himself, we were lucky those critics as our staff.

Years moved on but still the corridors remain. Don't know if any past or future students as we used it... :)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Finance Minister Chidabaram..Budget Matters...

Complete speech of Finance Minister...

It was good to read all the areas he covered. When we go up to one salary range, the tax slab will increases :)

"Kodai Ali Sengol Kudi Ombal Nangum
Udaiyanam Vendharkku Oli"

[Generous grants, compassion, righteous rule
and succour to the downtrodden
Are the hallmarks of good governance]

Writer Sujatha...Creative Intellectual...

One of my favorite person, modern visionary, Sujatha passed away two days back. This came as a shock, the simple reason, as I was not aware of it. Hari gave this surprise to me today.

His main aim was to make science understand by the common people. He could have restricted it in the labs as his classmate and another great scientist but he brought science to Tea Kadai. I have read his short stories..seen his dramas and enjoyed his movies..

As a fellow Triplicane vaasi, I had a pride that he was born in Triplicane...They could have been more harm for this person to live for some more time...But, he himself would have called it a in cricket retirement.."Retire when people ask why you retire rather when do you retire?"

Loss to the Creative World..

Monday, February 25, 2008

Story Of Stuff..

Life cycle of waste..check this out to save our Planet.

Please pass on..


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Singing with lyrics..

One of the things which I enjoy, playing the song background and singing with the lyrics in front. Sounds easy right but it thrills you. Giving you complete confident entertainment. One key thing to do this, forget any of your room mates misery. Their cries die out in the music and replaces with your tweety sweety voice ;-)

But, one moment which I always cherish during my college day. It happened during our third year tour to Munnar. We went to the Munnar Lake after the boat ride.

Pristine ambience, we guys sat on the bench along the lake and the mist were falling down from the mountains to the lake. The whole lake is being covered by clouds, the chillness in the breeze increased with the backdrop of fading sun light. We thought we would thank the Mother Nature and started to sing a melody song, I think one of Unni Menon's song, it was favourite for Mani and me. And another 5 - 6 guys joined the chorus, I could recollect every moment, the excitement but the credit should go Manikantan.

I visited the same place and sat on the same bench when I went with office colleagues. No one can understand it. Hope I will visit the same bench whenever I go to Munnar and sit for a while.


There are around 350+ HCL consultants working for my customer at onsite alone. This is kind of huge presence for any company or any customer. Two months, I argued with my director about people coming with various ideas and different channels to implement it. Another friend suggested of having a newsletter. My director asked me to take up this and use as medium.

It was very tough to take everyone back to their times where they lived with passions and different interests. I thought this idea of bringing the creativity should help people of refreshing their minds. But, the response was bad or pathetic. Luckily at least 8 people were supporting me and joined of team.

We had no clue of designing or content creation and did not get any support from many people. This was a challenge. We created our own content and designed the newsletter using Microsoft Word 2007.

It was great feeling to work with Word 2007, it removes all the needed softwares for design and gives a plug in to safe as PDF document. So, the magazine was designed with great care and more professional way.

It was published this Monday and the response was too good. I didn't except any positive remarks but it was great feeling. Every one in this Creative team felt good.

It felt great when you drive things and implement your vision to reality. Lot more to accomplish.


I am very bad at watching movies..don't follow any of the Tamil or Hindi movies. After coming here, used to watch lot of English movies, came across all categories worst, great, classic, good and bad. My last Tamil movie would be "Deepavali" when I visited India last year.

Started this year with "Pirivom Sathippom", "Bheema" and lot of movies..this new year really brought a change..Possibly my room mates tend to watch movies, thats the reason I myself end up watching those.

Just now, watched "Kaalai" ... it is better than "Bheema" I hate "Bheema" 80% fight and 20 % songs. Coming back to Hindi movies..we watched RDB, Swades again...very nice to watch..I would also recommend "Iqbal" movie, simple characters and delight to watch.

Current Readings..Lincoln Rhyme

January I took with me "The Third Option" to India, thought would be useful during the travel time. It was just too much build up and did not interest me like Jeffery Deaver books. Probably could pull people related to central intelligence stories..but it didn't interest me.

But, I completed this on my onward leg and I felt the end was incomplete.

After coming back here, read "The Devil wears Prada".. seen this movie already but wanted to read the book. Because I wanted to read how are the characters been portrayed and descriptive words. You cannot imagine to work under a woman like that and felt few of the catchy scenes in movie are not mentioned in the book.

Now, went back to Jeffery Deaver's "The Cold Moon", somehow the Lincoln Rhyme character impressed me a lot. If you had seen Denzel Washington in "The Bone Collector", he is Detective Lincoln Rhyme in the movie. He does really suited for that role, couldn't think of anyone.

So, "The Cold Moon" should definitely been an interesting read.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Heard this song..nice music, meaningful lyrics and good picturisation...started listening regularly for last two days... surprised to know this is a title song for a Vijay TV serial...I am lagging nearly an year, didnt know for so long this existed..

காதலிக்க நேரமில்லை
பாடலிசை : விஜய் அந்தனி
பாடல் வரிகள் : தேன் மொழிதாஸ்
பாடியவர் : (கண்டுபிடித்தவுடன் தெரிவிக்கப்படும்)
எழுத்துறு : செயின்ட்
என்னை தேடி காதல் என்ற வார்த்தை அனுப்பு
உன்னை தேடி வாழ்வின் மொத்த அர்த்தம் தருவேன்
செல்லரிக்கும் தனிமையில் செத்துவிடுமுன் செய்தி அனுப்பு
ஒ..என்னிடத்தில் தேக்கிவைத்த காதல் முழுதும் –
உன்னிடத்தில் கொண்டு வர தெரியவில்லை
காதலதை சொல்லுகின்ற வழி தெரிந்தால் சொல்லி அனுப்பு ஒ..
பூக்கள் உதிரும் சாலை வழியே பேசி செல்கிறேன்
மரங்கள் கூட நடப்பது போல நினைத்து கொள்கிறேன்
கடிதம் ஒன்றில் கப்பல் செய்து மழையில் விடுகிறேன்
கனவில் மட்டும் காதல் செய்து இரவை கொல்கிறேன்
என்னை தேடி காதல் என்ற வார்த்தை அனுப்பு
உன்னை தேடி வாழ்வின் மொத்த அர்த்தம் தருவேன்
செல்லரிக்கும் தனிமையில் செத்துவிடுமுன் செய்தி அனுப்பு ஒ..
யாரோ ? உன் காதலில் வாழ்வது யாரோ ?-
உன் கனவினில் நிறைவது யாரோ ?
என் சலனங்கள் தீர்த்திட வாராயோ !?
ஏனோ என் இரவுகள் நீள்வது, ஏனோ ?
ஒரு பகல் எனை சுடுவது ஏனோ,?
என் தனிமையின் அவஸ்தைகள் தீராதோ..?

Kadhal thara nenjam kaathu irukku
Kaadhalikka angu neram illaya
Kilayai pol en ithayam thavari viluthe
Ennai thedi kadhal endra varthai anuppu
Unnai thedi vaazhvil motha artham tharuven
Sellarikkum thanimayil sethuvidum munSeithi anuppu..ho
Pookal uthirum saalai valiye pesi selgiren
Marangal kuda nadapathu pole ninaithu kolgiren...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vacation to Office...

I cannot describe the days between January 12th and January 29th...full of excitement, happiness, enjoyment and fun. The reason could be..I have never had an vacation for a while..possibly nearly 5 years in my professional life. I don't want to come out of this mood and still want to enjoy tiredness felt from my travel.

Raj marriage, Nawaz marriage, Tirupathi, Pazhani, Erode, Kalasthi temple visits, shopping for the weddings and sister's kids. I have done what wasn't done even in my early years, this 10 days was the most eventful and fun filled.

Still miss out few mates to meet mostly my school mates..

It is great to have a people go for it..