Saturday, December 31, 2005
Ganguly as Kaipullai and Chappell as Kattadurai
(Courtesy : Have Fun)
Manager : " Thala, thala, test match'layum ungalukku idam illannusollittaru antha chappel ...
"Ganguly : " Yenakku rivitu adikkirathey chappel'ukku velaya poyiduchu...Innaikku board meetingla mudivu panrenda ... Intha ganuly'a anthachappela'nu...Yeduda bat'a, maattuda helmet'a "
[ Ganguly and his troup is on the way to board meeting ]
Public : " Ayyayo... ganguly bat'a yeduthutu kelambittarey.. Innaikkuyethana six adika poraro theriyalaye !!!!!!! "
[ Before entering into the meeting hall, he puts the bat horizontally on the floor and starts to speak ]
Ganguly : " Intha bat'a thaandi neengalum vara kodaathu... naanum varamatten... paetchu.. paetcha than irukkanum... Yenakku test match'la kalthakoduthavan yevan ?
"Chap : " Come here and plz speak louder
"Ganguly : " Naan anga vara maten.. yennoda mgr varuvan .. avan kitta sollividu....
"Mgr : " sari.. thala... Yaarudaa yenga thalaya oram kattinathu
"Ganguly : " Hai, greg, nee oru nalla cricketera iruntha, yenakku oru BOUNCERpodu parpom"
[ Chappel bowls at Ganguly @ 200km per hour... Ganguly's fore finger is wounded and bat handle is broken ]
Ganguly : " Naan accept panren.. nee oru nalla coach'nu naan accept panren..next meet panren..
[ Now Ganguly is surronded by the board members ]
Ganguly : " Ungala yellam partha yenakku paavama irukku .. ithu varaikkumyentha matchlayum naan duck adichathu illa ...
"Chap : " Pona seriesla thane yella matchlayum nee duck adicha ..."Ganguly : " Athu pona seriesla... naan solrathu intha seriesla... Ippo netpractice panna poren.. aanaa team'uku thirumbi ............
"Chap : " thirumbi ......... ??????
"Ganguly : " vara mattenu solla vanthen......
"Chap : " Listen ... 2007la nadaka pora yentha matchlayum unakku rivit thaan..
"Ganguly : " Venaaam...
"Chap : " Bangalesh kooda nadakura matchla kooda nee 13th man thaan
"Ganguly : " Venaaam....
"Chap : " Local county matchla kooda nee.. super sub'ku yedu pudi thaan
"Ganguly : " valikkuthu.....
"Chap : " avalavu yen... street cricketla vilayada kooda unakku aappu thaan...
"Ganguly : " Aluthuduven.... aluthuduven...."
[ Eventually Ganguly returns home... on the way.... ]
Public : " adengappa... gangulyoda bat handley udanchi poiduchina !!!!!!!...bowling panninavan ini teamla iruppangra... ????
"Ganguly : " innumum intha ooru namala nambikittu irukaadaa .... ????
"Mgr : " Athu avanga thala vithi... thala..."
Recollecting my meeting with the Royal Navy Mariner(!), who is now lost into the vast faceless sea of humanity.
Read 'The Seven Rupee Bill'
College of Engineering, Guindy - Anna University is the best thing to have happened in my life. The mere thought of my Alma Mater brings pleasant memories to my mind, where I spent four(B.E.Civil 1995-99) of the most glorious years of my life. The innumerable hours spent under Bodhi Maram opposite BCB, group studies at the Cricket gallery, the 5 rupee lunch at DOTE Canteen, Chola Pooris and Kushboo Idlies at CEG Canteen on Friday Evenings, the numerous 'Repeats' I got at Physics Lab Expts, Final Year Tour - all are fresh in my memory and I get nostalgic thinking about it. Like many of my friends, I used to play only the slog overs when it came to Studies.
Apart from that, it has been the place where I got some of my close friends whom I can rely on and with whom Iam still in touch. I hope to post more about College life in the time to come.
ஆண்மகனாய்ப் பிறந்த நமக்கு
புணர்தல் ஒன்றே பிறவிப்பயனாம்
கற்பழிக்கும் ஆண் கற்பு
இழப்பதை உலகம் பேசுவதில்லை
கற்பழிப்பின் களங்கம் எந்நாளும்
ஆணுக்கில்லை பிடிபட்டாலும் ஒன்றுமில்லை
விலங்கினின்று தோன்றிய மனிதன்
கொடுவிலங்காகும் காலம் அண்மை
நம்வீட்டுப் பெண்ணை நாளை
வேறொருவன் கற்பழிப்பான்...ஆயின் என்ன?
(சமீபத்திய சில நிகழ்வுகளால் மிக வேதனை அடைந்து எழுதியது)
Friday, December 30, 2005
Let me start with my Thalaivar. There is one and only person whom I consider my Thalaivar...its Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. I don't know when I started falling in love with his music...I guess it gradually happened during my College life, when I started listening to him seriously. There have been many days when me and my solitude have enjoyed the mesmerising company of Raja. In my humble opinion, he is simply the best when it comes to touching our feelings and for his sheer variety and originality. In the future, I will post more about his music. If you enjoy Raaja's music too...you are in good company.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Vanakkam! Welcome to my blog 'Kaipullai Calling...' which I have started today after feeling a need for a more personalised blog. I have been blogging now for the last three months via The Restless Gemini and I have sort of grown addicted to it, all the time thinking of what to do next, what topic to post on. I have deliberately kept that blog free of any particular categorisation...it is more of an information sharing blog...about things I have read, heard and email forwards that I received.
'Kaipullai Calling...' I guess would be more of a personal blog...where I feel, I would be able to unwind. I intend telling a little bit about me, the places I have been to, the people I have met, some of my articles and some of my experiences in a casual fashion. You can expect this blog to be in English, Tamil and of course Tanglish.
About my choice for the blog title...'Kaipullai' from the Tamil Movie 'Winner' is a character, which I enjoyed a great deal, next only after the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry. I believe there is a little bit of Kaipullai in many of us, who loves to show off and who doesn't mind getting beaten up black and blue for his mistakes. Expect my idiosyncrasies to show up on this blog.