As I pass by – 19/05/10
Visit to temples:
By the first weekend I went to few temples with my family. It’s a yearly trip to an already visited many-a-times temples. The real bad thing about this trip is the real hot season which makes the travel a hell. Only respite is that the temples are located near the southern Tamilnadu which gives plenty of greens to my eyes and also a lot of fresh air. Not able to take any pictures as my cam is a goner now and needs service center’s urgent attention. One thing I need to mention here is, the crowds in the temple were increasing year by year. Is this because of the rise in belief or problems??? 😉
A visit to coimbatore, a marriage and meeting DI:
Last weekend I went to Coimbatore to attend one of my closest friends in office. For a long time I have been thinking to go to Coimbatore and here I got my chance. One and half days went without any substantial activity except sticking to the marriage. I got some chance to visit few nearby places on Saturday but then better sense prevailed and decided to take rest 😉
After attending the marriage on Sunday, I met Destination Infinity for lunch. He is completely drowned in work with his bosses expecting him to work round the clock. And thankfully he gets his off by Sunday’s and I was there. After discussing about our jobs, future plans and changes in our blog world we went around Coimbatore to see some second hand bookshops and I am really disappointed and also angry. There is no classification of books and most of the books were with the titles Engineering Mathematics – I, Engineering Mathematics – II, III, Engineering this, Engineering that… bah… the titles which makes me to go mad at the sight of their names. I am not even ready to step into those shops, you see 😀 😀 Then we went to Connexions store there and only disappoint lied there. Not many book and movie titles to chose from. After visiting all of them, we parted ways with a hope of meeting again in Chennai.
I have completed reading the books ‘2 states’ and ‘Zero Percentile’ both which couldn’t take more than few hours. But it took me almost a week to complete each of the books. ‘2 states’ is too funny and I never find myself identified with the characters which is a real drawback. Apart from that it’s really fast paced and there are some points where CB makes us to laugh well. He does brought out the difficulties in a love and cross cultural marriages so well.
‘Zero Percentile’ opens up slowly but then picks up the pace when our hero reaches Russia and provides an really pacy read towards the end. When a person’s 24 years of life is shortened to 215 pages it should have this much speed. At the end I felt for his love with that Russian girl and also the end of their love is believable.
I have also read a Tamil novel ‘Kolayuthir kaalam'(Roughly translated in English as ‘Season of Murders’) written by Sujatha. A combination of Ghost and thriller, it gives a chilling read. I have read 2 books of Sujatha before(Pirivom Santhipom, Odathe) but didn’t liked them much. But this is absolutely stunning, captivating and terrific. When I read it alone in the room I felt that something or other going to open the door and attack me. I believed that I am not believing in ghosts which really needs a look-in now 😉 Jokes apart, all tamil readers, if you didn’t read this one yet, pick it up. Others, never give a second thought in buying it when it gets translated in English.
After some months of scorching heat under which everything gets fried like nuts, the rain from yesterday night given the perfect relief for this summer, thanks to laila 😉 (the name of the cyclone). But again new problems like drainage, water stagnating creeps up once these rains hits… SIGH.
After a long time and also thought I have shifted my Tamil blog from blogger to wordpress. Somehow I feel I am at home in wordpress and with blogger I always had a tough time with alignment problems, attaching photos and videos and of course the plenty of free templates available all over the net 😀 😀 As of now didn’t updated it regularly but will do from this Sunday.
Forgot to tell the address… here it is: www.mythoughtsintamil.wordpress.com
PS: Lot to write from cricket(Indian team’s debacle) to fiction(One lying in drafts)… will do them soon…