Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dream/Prime Combination of Carnatic Music - 20th Century TRINITY

Should have posted this blog on the month of september itself, but couldnt do it because of  official work.

This was the status post I made on the month of september in facebook ..
5 + 6 = 11 + 6 = 17, Oh My Dear-o-Dear! September should be proud of itself! We are blessed to live during the time of the Illustrious Thirumalai Nambi Seshagopalan , My beloved Guru  Maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani  and Legend Lalgudi Sri. G. Jayaraman... My sincere Pranams.

And this blog continues from there...

What's so special about the greatest of great musicians (TNS, Lalgudi, KRM)... 

a. To keep it simple, These three musicians are the living legends and can never be compared to ANYOTHER  MUSICIANS OF THE PAST OR THE PRESENT and FUTURE TOO. I think we (I) are all blessed to live during the time of these great carnatic Vidwans.

b. There are 10000s concerts that are floating on the net with famous combination, great combination, good combination, which are good, nice, soothing, and there is nothing called a “PRIME” combination other than TNS-Lalgudi-Manisir's concert. 

c.Prime in the sense, They are inimitable

d.They cannot be compared to others, either being together on the stage or as an individual . One can say, they make an unbeatable Prime combo in the field of Carnatic music.

e.They are the only Virtuous Musicians, Quality Teachers,  Best composers and top of it they are the BEST OF BEST PERFORMERS at any time in the history of carnatic music. A person can be a great teacher or best composer, but will fail miserably when it comes to presenting the same. These giants are best in whatever they do and bring the best out of anything they create in a matchless style.

Number Game ( 5, 11, 17)

a. They are Prime, Can be divided either by themselves or by 1.

b. The difference is six,  Six is the number that differentiate their Birth day, but I feel, that is the number that bring them close to each other. Number six represents the like mindedness and friendliness. Like mindedness in the sense, they just think and live(ing) for music and nothing else.

c. The sum of 5,11,17 comes to 6, which is the smallest Perfect number.

d. 6 is the only number that is both the sum and product of three consecutive numbers ( 1*2*3 or 1+2+3)

e. There are 6 veda angas

f. Mind is our sixth Sense with six powers ( Reason, emotion, thought, awareness, knowledge and intelligence)

The Carnatic music world has seen many many many many musicians in the past, seeing good amount musicians currently and sure will see more and more musicians in the future too, But it can never see musicians like Lalgudi Sri Jayaraman or Madurai Sri T.N. Seshagoplan or Guru kaaraikkudi Mani.

18th and 19th century had seen three Great composers who enriched the carnatic music and 20th and 21st century is proud to have THE Best Composer, Best Musician and Best Teacher and Greatest of Great Peformers in the field of carnatic music. Sri T.N.Seshagopalan, Lalgudi Sri G. Jayaraman and Mani sir forms the “TRINITY” of  Carnatic music for years to come.......

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kanjeera or Frisbee (Flying disc)

What the heck is happening to these guys?

Is this a carnatic music concert dais or play area?  I really don’t understand what this kanjeera player (Sundar Kumar) is doing on stage?

This is not “beeping” cricket ground or a basket ball court… You get your daily bread and butter because of the instrument yet not giving the status and the respect originally deserves.

Again, I am not talking about all the musicians, there are few musicians who are spoiling the culture and tradition and this example is one among them.

Few serious thought comes to my mind ?

a. Why “this” kind of musicians are not performing a classical music in a classical way in western countries ?

b.      Western musicians, never change themselves for us, why the heck do we have to?

c.       Why are these musicians, performing these silly acts only in western countries?

d.      Do these musicians have guts to do the same stupid act in India, in a dais, (if at all accompanying) with Sri Lalgudi or Sri. Seshagopalan or Sri Karaikudi Mani or sri Palghat Raghu ? I am sure he will not try this mindless act with them. You have to/should be perfect when you are with seniors. If you do/say something, you should have the guts to do/say the same thing anywhere and anytime. If not there is some serious problem with the person himself and the act/saying is nothing but false.

e.      I assume that the photo was taken during thani avarthanam. This might be one such instance and there would have been 100s of instances by the same musician might be on the same concert itself. Shame on us.

If at all (IF AT ALL) any stalwarts and greats are doing gimmicks or tricks, they have come a long way and played Lakhs and lakhs  of clear / Perfect / Traditional / neat / conventional / accepted / ideal concerts throughout their life and trying to experiment a bit only on the later/final stages. This guy has just started his career 5-6 years back and this is what he does on stage. This is unacceptable and unpardonable at any time. 

God save such musicians. 

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Samsung Galaxy S – WiFi

Galaxy S I9000

Finally moved to Android Mobile Samsung Galaxy S. Frankly speaking, I didnt do much R&D before buying this Sleek/Weightless/Neat/Perfect Android Mobile (Eclair 2.1 – Upgrades are already released in many parts of the world for Froyo 2.2, but not available in india).

There are few glitches in Android 2.1 and hope it will be rectified with the Froyo update. I am waiting for 2.2 like everyone. Out of few glitches, the most problamatic one is “WiFi”. I dont know how the testing team of Eclair released with this glaring bug.

For me wifi will was working smoothly for a month. I used to get it connected @ home and @ office. The glitch started here, In office I need to connect via Proxy and @ home nothing. There is no profile settings for WiFi connection, I need to manually edit the proxy based on the location I am in. Fine, though its a problem, I got an workaround to get this problem solved. The real problem came after a month. There was frequent disconnection of WiFi @ home. To Keep it Simple, I was not able to browse. Did a Factory Reset, started working fine. In 2 days time, It stopped working. Factory Reset, It started working fine. 2 Days, Its stopped. This time I really wanted to find what the problem is?  Since my office was very close to my home, I shuttled  6 times between office and  home to check the problem. I installed app's one-by-one, Configured step-by-step, All were fine. Just the moment when I configured my office WiFi and set the proxy and when I came back home, the problem started.
Galaxy S I9000

The IP address that got assigned to mobile in office was “10.” series and doesn't get refreshed / cleared when I come back home (“192.” series). This is a major Bug, and I feel samsung will surely take this into account and get the problem solved in the next patch (Froyo 2.2).

One thing is clear, IP is the problem. Made settings such a way that, Marked Use Static IP and assigned the IP Address , gateway, DNS @ home, It worked like charm. Came back to office, I need do the Same thing again, Change IP, Gateway, DNS,..... and top of it, I need to set proxy... Now its working @ office too..

Problems :
a. I need to change all these settings when ever I hooked on to a network.
b. I need to set the proxy if its available/Not available.
c. I need to keep tampering with my WiFi Settings.
d. I need to keep searching for the Static IP Address each and every time if I get hooked to an unknown WiFi.

Now the problem is solved, but changing settings is a pain in the wrong place.. Searched for a Wifi Profiler. I got “Wifi Static” from Android Market. Oh Man, The problem is 70 solved. Create Wifi Account, “Generate” button does the rest. Automatically picks the IP, DNS and other stuffs. One thing is that you dont get the proxy enabled/disabled for this profiler, I think even these guys failed to realize that proxy is more important in work environment. Now all I need to do is, Just enable/Disable the proxy when ever I enter/leaving office.

Problem : Wifi will give trouble when you connect to more than one network (with or without proxy – To be specific With Proxy)

Resolution : 
a. Always Keep Static IP address. Give the Necessary details, like IP, Gateway,DNS.
b. Install WiFi Profiler (WiFi Static or some other Equivalent)

Btw, You cannot get into market or do any operation that is related to Internet from mobile Applications like Gtalk,Gmail,Y!, Market, …...... other than the browser when connected over PROXY. Hope this bug will be rectified in Android2.2.  

The cost of the mobile is slightly on the higher end, but it has everything to beat other iPhone's that is floating in the market.

Fingers Crossed, Already a month delayed on  Froyo's Update. Waiting to Root the phone to get its Juice...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mother as is God

Months back, i wrote about Mother's day. I have got some brickbats and good number of boquets. You can have a look at the Mothers' day post in

Our mother really sacrifices a lot for us to show us the beauty of this world. I always love my mother no matter what. There is always a situation where a mother scolds or getting angry on her children. Its not because she hates them. Its because she wants her kid to be perfect in all cases and wants the best of us. Every one of us were in our mother's womb for 9 months. I am sure that there is no doubt in this. :-)

If (Read the clause if) she hates me, I would still love her unconditionally. She owns my life. She had fed me from her womb to till now for me to live in this world.

Listen to this 20mins explanation by Brahmasri. Sri Sundarkumar on Mathru panchakam by Adi Sankara Bhagavatpadal.

I am sure even a “Mother hater” will change his mind.

In simple words, Mother's love is like (EXACTLY SAME) as God's love. Please understand one thing, its not that we are so loveable that our mother is loving us second-by-second. Its her nature and nothing else. No one in this world can hate their mother, All we should do is do our duty promptly..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eat @ home....

Few thoughts. Many people will not agree with me, But what the heck.

1. Try to have food by sitting on the floor. To be harsh, Dont eat while sitting on the bed, where you spent the whole night sleeping.

2. It also means, that you should not walk or stand while having meals.

3. Can't you have a plate for yours, instead of eating in a common plate. To be precise, eat in your own plates.

4. Do not attend, "buffet" meal, NOR THROW a party.
(btw, There are very good Scientific Explanations for all these.)

5. First and foremoest whatever we eat should be offered to the god as ' Naivedyam' then only we can/should offer it to guests and finally we should eat. I am not sure how many of us remember what is 'Naivedyam'.

6. While on tour, Always try atleast to have meals
    a. Only with like minded people
    b. Only with at minded people's house
    c. Only in canteen run by like minded people
    To be precise : Eat Only in places where you are comfortable performing your nithya karma (Nithya vidhi).

Ok, Why all of a sudden this post. Fine, If not @ early 30's then when is my question. Why do we need to eat @ hotels, when we have nice people @home to cook and serve us nice and clean food.

I stopped going to 3* hotels or 5* hotels or TopStar “Veg & Non-Veg” Hotel. Its just that their vegetarian is not “Pure” Vegetarian.

On tour, Its really tough to find a clean/neat/good “Only Veg” restaurant in all parts of the places, but it easy to find such places if you are inclined to eat only in such “Good/Pure Veg” Hotels.

I hope my last and final “Buffet” is already over (Official Annual Meet).

Thursday, June 10, 2010


P.S : I am not commenting about all the musicians, “THERE ARE FEW MUSICIANS” who are contaminating this divine field with such sinful act. It will not even take two seconds for me to write the name of the musician on this blog, I am not doing it because he has been already expelled from an organization and I don’t want him to be out of the music field too.


I am sure many of us know what is Arangetram? In simple words it is Debut on-stage performance of a student. There will be always a high-level of enthusiasm with the parents of the boy/girl when the dates of arangetram getting nearer.
Generally a mridangam arangetram will be divided into 3 parts.

Part 1 : Pre thani avarthanam
Part 2 : Speech by guests (Yeah! Few Hypocrites, Read it carefully not all are hypocrites)
Part 3 : Post Thaniavarthanam

I was really shocked to hear the speech by one of the “famous” mridangam artiste in one of the mridanga arangetram held recently.  The speech could have been better and it was just like his playing. I always used to think there is a huge difference between “famous” and “best” artist and this famous artiste was self-portraying on the stage rather talking about the performance of the kid.

Few questions came to my mind.
  1. Who wants to know if he has cancelled all his concerts and came only for the arangetram?
  2.  Who wants to know if he has “NOT” taken money to give a speech for arangetram?
  3.  Who wants to know if he is running a Magazine?
Many might feel that these things do not matter if they are said on stage. Yes! Yes! Yes! Hold on Please! I too agree this, IF AND ONLY IF they are true.

a. Coming to the speech, Sure he would have got concerts on the arangetram day, but sure he wouldn’t have got the money on par with the arangetram speech. Then why such a hypocritical talk saying “I came only for the arangetram by cancelling all concerts”…. And the talk continued like this… “Concerts may come any day.. But arangetram will not come all the time”. I really don’t understand his mindset.  The talk was very very phoney,.

b. The most shocking thing he said was “I am not here in as a cheif guest for money!”.. 
  •  I am not saying its wrong to give money
  •  It’s the duty of the parents to honor the chief guest to the maximum extent. 
  • The musicians should be treated with highest amount of respect”.
On the other hand,
  • The musicians should not talk rubbish on stage.
  • Should not talk whatever comes to mind, when he has a mic before him.
  • Should NOT talk as if he is a Buddha and others are terrorists.
  • Do not Self-Portrait. It looks really childish!
He knows to himself how much money he has got for the arangetram, yet on stage with no fear, no self-respect he was saying “I didn’t come to this arangetram for money” , that too in front of the audience, Parents, Kid. The fact is everyone knows that he is honoured. Why this double standards? 

He even went to the extent of saying "who ever writes bad about me  i dont care". Even i am running a magazine, i will write in that. I dont know for what context he has said that. To my knowledge he is not running a magazine. He might be thinking  "Thinnai peechu - Vetti kathai" as magazine.. God only knows.

Are such musicians needed in the field of divine music?  Only time will give the answer.

P.S : I am not commenting about all the musicians, “THERE ARE FEW MUSICIANS” who are contaminating this divine field with such sinful act. It will not even take two seconds for me to write the name of the musician on this blog, I am not doing it because he has been already expelled from an organization and I don’t want him to be out of the music field too.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Why Mother's Day?

Morning 6.00 am, Mobile started getting flooded with SMS’s like
1. Want to give a unique gift to your mom.. call xxxxxxx.
2. Want to honour your mother on a special day SMS xxxxx.
3 .Show your love for your mother… call xxxxxx

Bull shit, I was literally annoyed with such kind of advertisements. I do not understand what so special on this Mother’s day to show ones love / respect to their mother. Don’t we show it daily? Or only on this day you think about your beloved mom!

Now don’t tell, ON THIS MOTHER’S DAY One should treat their mother with special love, special care, special respect, treating special and keeping extremely happy.  If you are going to show special love to your mother, it should be on all days. If you are going to show very special love, it should be on every hour. Then why do we need a stupid day to show the “so called” love. 

If some don’t think of their mother every moment of life or someone thinks that mother’s day is so special and rest of the days is not so-special then those creatures are not fit to live on earth. They don’t deserve a place in this world.

Leave alone mother’s day, the list is way too huge starting from
a. Girl Child Day
b. Women’s Day
c. Father’s Day
d. Population day
e. Doctors Day
f.    ……
z. Parents Day

If this is going to continue we will surely land up with the brother’s day, sister’s day, your day, my day, cousin’s day, Second cousins third brother day and so on. I am not sure if all these are already there and started by an in-sane idiot.

Either if you show your love or not, the love and blessings of a mother will never gets changed or deteriorated to her children. It will be same and it will be much more than what you show on her. Then, why the hell do we need to have something like mother’s day, women’s day and Girl child day.
1. Are we discriminating them?
2. Are we trying to tell that they need special attention and care?
3. Are we trying to pacify them by showing our love for just ONE DAY either by SMS, message, letter or mail?
Whatever we do, it can never be equaled.

Thought: One in-sane idiot from some stupid country would have started this special day. Could be for the following reasons
a. Was not living with his mother (reasons unknown)
b. Was away from mother because he was not liking family environment at early age
c. Wanted to live with friends and partners

And so on… the list can never be completed. One fine day at the bottom of the heart, he would have got sympathy on her mom and would have started this Stupid day-syndrome. If someone not living with his/her mother let him/her worry throughout the life for not being with his/her mother, rather showing the phony love on one particular day.

Few things everyone should know and understand,
a. Woman is a Karmayogi.
b. Human life purpose gets fulfilled only by woman
c. Women are equally revered to men. If you want to know more about this please read the stories of Damayanti,  
d. Woman maintains the family and spiritual affairs strengthens only because of her.
e. Woman Sacrifice her individual pleasures and serves the family.
f.  She is the one who grooms her children.
g. The house may be build with stones, rocks and wood but the real house is the woman who maintains the customs, traditions with vigilance. 

And you guys/girls are showing your love and respect on a ONE particular day. Huh! Please if you are not able to show your love, Please don’t hurt your mother.

The Great Adi Sankara Bhagavatpadal  in his Mathru Panchakam said
a. Dhatree  - One who bears the child
b. Janani - one who gives birth to the child
c. Ambaa - One who nourishes the limbs of the child
d. Veerasu - One who makes him a hero
e. Shusroo - One who takes care of him

He express to his mother and points out how his conscience is pricking him for being not able to do the duty of a son. When the great shankara cries like this, what can we do? All we should do is just be with our mother till the end of our life time and keep her happy each and every second of our life time.

/*Amma, in my life time you might have got hurt so many times because of me 
I have commented out this line, Its should not be might, It should be "HAVE"
Thanks to Sridhar (Thambeeee)
Amma in my life time you have got hurt so many times because of me
(Sriram), In-spite of that you still treating me with utmost love and care. All I can say is “Amma, You are so so so so special, and you don’t have a substitute”You are an embodiment of Sri Devi.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pizza Corner – Pizza Conner

Ordered Pizza from one of the famous pizza outlets in india. “Pizza Corner”. Since my place is close to one of the outlets (Pizza Corner Velachery), I always get the stuff delivered from that outlet. One of the worst promises that will be made by the “Phone order taking girls/Guys” will be “Your pizza will be delivered with in XX minutes”. Till now I have never got the pizzas on time and I dont want them to hurry too. The way these guys drive the Scooters makes lives miserable for pedestrians. If they are in a real hurry, The public on the road will get affected or this guy will skid from the vehicle and sustain serious injury. Many of these guys are not wearing the helmets too. Moreover, I don't want to “EAT” free. Considering the traffic let them take a grace time of 15 to 20 minutes. 

I know many people who waits for the “extra few minutes” to pass and then get the pizzas for free. Don't know what the mind set of the people is?. Always eat free...Huh! nice family! Nice culture!! On the other hand, sometimes the delivery boys come to deliver after 2hours of time. It has happened to myself and there may be many such “un”successful stories.

Fine, they can say “better late than never”, but what about the order. If you see the image you will understand what I am coming to. The whole extra toppings got glued on to the top of the box. All I got was a Pizza Base. This has already happened once and I complained to the manager of Pizza corner velacherry (Pizza corner velachery). Pizza corner's manager was so nice, he went to extent of replacing the order. In that case I have to wait for one more hour without eating. I left it off. Today again the same thing happened, extra cheese got stuck on the top of the box. I was so damn hungry I cant even shout at the guy. If I complain what will be result? The Pizza Corner manager will be friendly, nice and will ask me to wait for another hour for replacing the same.
A Delicious food will not be delicious unless it is served clean and neat. Leave alone the pizza box, Just have a look the  cover of seasoning and mouth freshener. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck!. The covers are not properly sealed. I am sure the cover is sealed with an age old technique of showing the open end to the candle flame. It does not look nice. Infact it looks UGLY. Even in the road side groundnut shop they seal the cover neatly and its done with an electrical machine. Cant the Pizza Corner use the small size zipper bag for this or use a machine to seal the cover.

On top of it, we spent around Rs.600.00 for such a nasty service. Where is value for money? What happens to the promise he made last time? and WHAT is the value of my money?  In the previous instance, Pizza corner's manager said in a very nice tone “Sir! From next time this will not happen Sir! I will surely take care sir! Don't worry Sir!” (in a typical tamilian accent). Please note, I am not degrading any tamilians here! Don't read this sentence alone and starting questioning me :-)

I am sure these guys will not heed to customers voices. Decided! No more Pizzas from any outlets of Pizza Corner and moreover No more references to my friends too. There are lots of better pizza outlets in chennai who can do a great door delivery.

If this is the state of Pizza Corner sure it will be cornered.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Visit to Vishnupuram - Shreerama rama raméthi

Was  a great day to me! Such is the happiness one can never explain it in words or show by act. On hearing “Kaanchi Kamakoti Sri Jayendra saraswathi swamigal” visiting vishnupuram (My mothers native place), I just drove to vishnupuram on 19th night. I should have gone to George high School Vishnupuram to seek the blessings  that night itself, but couldnt make it happen.

20th morning, 7.15 AM  my perimma shouted “Sriraaamaaa Perivaaaa Aaasirvatham panralaam” kalambudaaaa....  She didnt complete the sentence, I was ready! I was really waiting for the auspicious moment.

I am stunned by the energy level of Swamigal, on 19th night he had a strenuous journey  visiting Aaduthurai, Kabisthalam and finally landed in Vishnupuram after 9.30 in the night attended the function in George high school and biksha vandhanam @ kamakoti mama's house. 20th Morning, It was @ 7.20 AM I was inside Sheshuaam (Seshu- akam - place where he stayed) , already people started coming in and got the blessings of Swamigal. Oh my “god”ness, Never can explain such a happy moment.

It was a blissful two hours of time I spent with swamigal, got the blessings, walked behind the car to sivan temple and mariamman temple. I really do not want to go back home, but I had to go to office  and Jaya Jaya sankara Hara Hara Sankara sound was slowly fading from my ears, but in mind I had nothing but the kamala-vadanam and chaaru-nethram of Swamigal. I really felt, I got everything in life after this two hours of my time with Swamigal.

My Question & Thought :

Yudishthirans questions : Kim japan muchyathe jandur janma samsara bhandanath. I really  dont understand / know why yudhishthiran has asked this question to bheeshma when  LORD krishna was next to him (with him) throughout his life period. On the other hand, if only yudhishthiran didnt asked this question we wouldnt have got the great vishnu sahasranamam or the lahu sahasranamam “Sri Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Rame Manorame; Sahasrenama tattulyam, Rama Nama Varanane”.. Yet, many of us   dont have time to recite the vishnu sahasranamam or the learned scholors (  pandits, phd's, m.phill's and what not's) dont even have the time to recite the Lakhu sahasranamam “shree Rama Rama  Rameti”..

Friday, March 26, 2010

Legal - Pornography

Deaf Tom, Blind Dick and a Dumb Harry in India will know that selling of pornography videos and pictures is against the law. If anyone in India is doing such uncivilized act, he/she can be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment and fine under the Section 292 IPC. It’s a crime to sell the Playing cards where backside is portrayed with obscene naked pictures of men/women in pornographic postures.

We all know that an orthopedic surgeon was arrested under the IPC Section 67 of Information technology act. All he did was making pornographic pictures and selling them over the internet.

Currently the most famous “Terrorist helping” journal is selling pornography in the form of news. Yeah! Who else other than  From this website we can download the complete “CD” of Nithyananda (Read: Profane Cults) with other tamil actresses by paying subscription for the journal. Is this a political journal or pornographic magazine?

Everyone in india knows that Nakkheran is famous for spreading fake news and they write spicy things in the journal to sell the copy and nothing more. It was clearly evident when they released nakkheeran journal with the photo of Velupillay prabhakaran after his death.

These websites will show the true color of Nakkheeran.


On top of it we get to watch free Porno in one of the most famous channel of Tamilnadu, Sun TV. Just to increase the rating the pornography video was telecasted for 3 consecutive days and after that there was no “news” about the issue.

Why the @#$$@^$%& government does not take any action against the “mushy face” a.k.a “Veerapppan’s close associate” a.k.a an editor/publisher of the Tamil magazine Nakkheeran.
Why the Government is not taking any action against the Sun-TV. Oops! I am sorry I should not ask that because “Sun-TV and government” are one and the same, it’s just another business run by the “Nidhi” family.

One thing is for sure, if there is a Web-competition on porno movies surely will top the list.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

S.M.S - Stupid Messaging Service

Technology has improved a lot. One of the most powerful inventions “MOBILE” is used as a Flirt-finder by the uncouth Casanovas.

my cousin got a call from an unknown number. It was a mistake she took the phone and was waiting for the other person to respond. Invariably, there was “no-response” other than a buzz sound. Ya! Its all over. The Casanovas on hearing female started sending stupid “SMS’s“.

Its all because the service providers giving the SMS free of cost or giving huge discounts for the SMS. There should be some rules and regulations for sending / Receiving SMS. It can be either “Cant Send SMS to unknown number” or “Don’t Receive SMS from unknown number”. If these things are enabled, I am sure these Casanovas will concentrate on the life rather than sticking their tongue out and searching for females.

I think the characters and the habits imbibe from the genes. I am sure these Casanovas are not brought up in a good family background. I wish I meet this Casanova soon and get the shit out of him.

I am sure the Casanova would have read this blog, just waiting for comments from him to prove his flirtatious character.

Casanova : Karthik
College : SRM engineering college.
Mobile : 91-95669-55258

One more message from this number, the whole text-messages along with date-time-Text will be handed over the nearest police station with valid complaint.

Cansanova , Have Fun Buddy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Divine Cults - Oops should be Profane Cults

“Swamiji! Swamiji! Swamiji!” … “Bhagavan  Bhagavan Bhagavan” Dont get panic on hearing these words. The current trend of india is just revolving around the swamiji and their “miracles”, either be it a healing course or being a spiritual “self-realiasation” course there are many people who are willing/craving to participate and fall into the trap.  The general public thinks that they can get easy money and easy fame if they fall on the feet of so called “Swamijis”. On the other hand, public doesnt know that they are falling into a “In-bound” maze which doesnt have an exit at all.

These “so called swamiji's” are up with a great business mind and keeping the local politicians happy, and  surviving only with the help of their political background and money power. Innocent people are falling  in trap because of BLIND faith and not knowing the true “color” of the so called gurus.

Its sad to know that these cults calling themselves as “Incarnation of God” sometimes even calling themselves as God. Do they mean that its so easy to see the god just by giving money or doing “sevice” to the guru. I dont want to get in detail on the word “SERVICE” I am leaving it to the imagination of the readers. It is not only that people are getting into the trap of  “Big-Business Swamiyaars” they also fall into the trap of  “Kutti-Kutti-Poli Saamiyaar”. Now a days daily news papers thrive only because of this cults.

Premananda, Shivasankara Baba, Nithyananda, Dwivedi, Trivedi, chaturvedi....... the list is endless. We just know only few people who got caught and there are thousands and thousands of people who are just hiding under the safron coated clothes calling themselves as swamiji. Just by doing some “Magic” these guys are calling themselves as Swamiyaars. They should call themselves as magicians and not as cults. If magicians are god, to me “David blaine” is God of Gods. These cults should undergo a crash course with David blaine before getting into such acts. :-)

Just by reading ramayana, mahabharatha, geetha and quoting phrases from them will not make one a guru. Its all about how one is leading the life. Thousands and thousands of years back valluvan has written this in one single line, If only we try to follow this “every one is god”.

வையத்துள் வாழ்வாங்கு வாழ்பவன் வான்உறையும்
தெய்வத்துள் வைக்கப் படும்

English Translation : He who pursues the householder's life well here on earth will be placed among the Gods there in heaven.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Abhirami Mall – Place to waste your time with your family.

Off late in and around chennai there are too many malls are emerging. One such is the Abhirami maal in purasaiwalkam. My personal opinion is, its a place where you just lose money for nothing. You wont find anything good for yourself or for your family (Kids too).

There are only 4-5 entertainment areas inside the very very SMALL building. A snow world, Dashing Cars (Renamed as Kissing Cars), Scary home (Ghost house), Kids Area, Fish world (Aquarium) and a common public eating area (Can never call this a food court).

Snow world, Costs Rs.150 per person (No exclusion for Kids even if they are less than 5 years). Maximum of 20 minutes is allowed inside the Show Hall (Its not a world, Its a Hall and nothing more). All you can find is a Small IGLOO not constructed using iceblocks but with bricks. You can also find an ice slider (MAX 20 feet) and you are allowed to slide only once. Even though there was not so much crowd (I could count 20 persons inside the hall) the care taker was adament in stopping us from going for a second slide.

No way, this can be compared with the Snow world in Esselworld-mumbai (Skate area) or the Snow-world in Hyderabad. You get solid 1 hour time for Rs.200. Huge place, good play areas inside the snow world arena.

Coming to Abhirami maal, Dont get tricked with the advertisement and the write-ups on the website It even went to the extent of propagating that “everyone can have the divine darshan of mount manasarovar and Amarnath Ice Lingam”. I couldnt find anything of that kind inside the small hall.

Yes, 20 mins over and We were sent out by the care takers. The Rs.150 also includes a hot dinks. I knew it because I read this in the web site. I dont know how many of them are aware of it. We were not given unless we are asked for. At the end, I regretted for asking for the hot drinks. It tasted YUCK. Water + Color Powder + Salt was served in the name of a soup. Yes, we wasted it. Cant help much. I am a spoit brat when it comes to food. After eating my mom's cooking all these years nothing comes closer and my wife is following my mom's footsteps.

Dashing Cars (Kissing cars), Old book with a new cover. Way too costly, you have to pay Rs.40 For single seat, Rs.70 for double and Rs.80 for baby + Adult. You get exactly 240 Seconds. Done.

Fish world, 20 Fish tanks in a squalid room closed completely. No Air condition. You will start sweating the moment you enter. You spend Rs.20 for getting sweat.

Kids area, I really didnt care to enter into the room I was waiting outside for 45 mins. I was upset and felt that I have wasted my time, moreover my kids were not happy too.

You are not allowed to take one snap in any of the places. If you want Mall employees will take a photo “Do touch up” and will sell it to you for a minimal cost of Rs.100. I have never seen such things before. Remember you are not supposed to take photo using your mobile too. I saw some people taking photos using their mobile, but I wasnt interested after seeing the posters on the walls saying “Camera not allowed”

Wont we get the value for the money we spend in such malls. Are we taken for a ride or is it the same situation in other places also. Yes, I have been to many malls before but never had such a bad experience like I had in Abhirami mall.

Abhiraami the name says “Who is attractive every moment of time”. In the case of Abhirami maal, it is repulsive every moment of time.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Save Tiger - what do you mean?

Off late, huge talk is going about "Saving Tigers". Good initiative, Good Move, but what can i do? Rather, What can a common man  do. All a common man can do to tiger is, just watch it from 300 or 400 meters in a Zoo. Some people can take photos using a hi-fi , hi-resolution Camera or with a Mobile device. Nothing more a public will do or can do.

This message should be sent to all politicians, Actors, hunters and to all people who has a [*Valid*] license for guns. Other than these animal killing people no one can stop the growth of the tiger.

what difference will it make if Dhoni comes on the screen and say "Save tiger"..., when there are 1000s are khan's who are ready to kill it and show of their hunting talent. 

Its pathetic to see so many people joining the forum "Save tigers" in many of the community sites. All they can do is just write one liners and no one can do any productive thing. Though the initiative is good its just that only common man thinks about saving the tiger. Politicians and Hunters will never care about this.

Btw, if a situation comes where "Goat" or "hen" is going to get extinct will Non-Veg eating barbarians have the courage to stop killing and eating animals. We all know there is always partiality going on in every sector of our government, now it has gone to animals too. There is should be rule saying that "NO" animal should be killed by anyone.  

Spare animals... Love them...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Nameology ... what shit....

Lakshmi Jeya Swaruoopa, Don’t know how many of you have seen this program in one of the most popular TV channel in southindia. If you have not seen the program, please do not watch it and waste your precious time.

She is so adamant on changing the names of person, even if the name represents the “nama” of the god or a fancy name. Her business model and approach is very clear, Load some bunch of insane people on the dias. They might have failed in life because of various reasons ranging from not having proper educational background to stupid family background .

She just takes advantages of people who are nuts, and changing his/her name from X to Y or altering the spelling.  A beautiful name “Palaniswamy” is changed to .P.V. Palani and top of it the she is suggesting to change the marriage dates too.

I just cant stop laughing after seeing her name being spelled, Swaruoopa.. huh! I won’t get surprised if she changes her name to “Arupa” or “Nirupa”..

God Save them

Friday, January 1, 2010

BAPASI - Bookseller's & Publisher's association of South India

The 33rd chennai book fair was inaugurated by Dr.Kalaignar Mu.Karunanidhi on 30th December 2009. Though I couldn’t attend the inaugural function I was there on the second day.

a. Too many book shops. You just cannot complete everything in two visits. All you need is more than two visits. On the first visit, get all the catalogue of the shops and go home have a clear look then visit again for buying things.

b. You should be very clear in the publications name. Knowing just the title of the book will not help.

c. Shops are segregated based on the category. For Eg. Kizhakku Pathippagam (கிழக்கு பதிப்பகம்) has more than three stalls. One for kids (Prodigy) and on top leaders and so on.

d. Only few shops are giving discount and that too it’s all flat 10%. You will get more if you ask for more (you might get an extra 2%) or buy high value books.

e. Comparing to last year, there is enough place to walk. Public need not have to get themselves squeezed.

f. There are few shops which is not in open state (might be ‘cos of the Day-1 syndrome).

g. You can see too many un-opened bundles of books in front of the shop. It means, you might not get the entire book you need on the first attempt.

h. You will find too many books on “Viduthalai puli” Pirabakaran.

i. Kids will surely enjoy, as you have lots of Speciality Kids books store.

j. Just happen to see one shop “RARE BOOK” shop. I was not able to enter in to the shop due to unusual heavy crowd. I couldn’t even see what kind of book is available. I am sure people are searching for the rarest book from the rare book collection. You get some discount if you are fluent in hindi. ;-)

k. If you are planning to go with family there are few issues. The toilets are too clean to get intoJ. You have to cross some mountain and a water spring to get to the toilet only to find that people are comfortable with open-air than the closed toilets.

l. If Gents toilet is on the left wing, Ladies toilet is on the extreme right-wing (You might see the Board). I am not sure about the cleanliness of the place. :-)

m. Food Court by Shri Krishna Sweets an add on for the Fair. You can find Aruna soups, Ooty Sweets, Fresh Fruit Juice, Fresh Fruit Salads under one roof and the cost also hits the roof.

My first time Collection:
1. Indhu Madham Engey Selgirathu (Part 1 & Part 2)
2. Thavirkakkoodiya thavarugal
3. Dharmamaana Dharma Sashthram
4. Mahaswamy Mani mozhigal
5. Srimad Narayaneeyam  in Tamil (Sri Govinda Damaodara Deekshitar)

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