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As I pass by – 19/05/10

May 19, 2010
The past 2 weeks become really hectic that I couldn’t even write a single post and not able to follow many of your posts. The 2 weekend trips I had made the matters really worse as they left me with no time in front of PC. I am now eagerly waiting for this weekend than any other weekend passed ever in my life. Hope the things will get bit easier as they provide ample time to get myself back on track in this blogging world. I will be there in your blogs soon.

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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??? 😉

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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.

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Movie Watch:

Few weeks back I have watched the movie ‘How to train your dragons?’ Really loved the movie for it’s beautiful animation and its unparalleled message of love. The story is simple though. A small boy named ‘Hiccup’, who was a son of the head of the Viking world, likes to kill a dragon to gain the attention of their society (In Viking world there is constant fight between dragons and humans). He shoots one of the rare and dangerous genre of dragon called ‘Night fury’ but when he tries to kill it, he finds that he could not. So he helps that dragon to come out of injury, befriends it and gets to know that dragons are not that frightful. He loves them and they too never harms him. At last, everybody in the Viking world loves the dragon and dragons too love the people.

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Books Read:

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.

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It’s raining:

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.

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Shift in blog:

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…

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2010 10:22 pm

    Firsttttttttttttttttt

    kanagu: YAY 😀 😀

  2. May 19, 2010 10:23 pm

    You met DI???Cool..

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂
    And yeah,its raining..I love rain..Saw flooded roads of Chennai in TV..Ernakulam has the same fate…

    kanagu: Oh… its raining there too… superb… 🙂 🙂 but then here its a 2 day relief.. Sun will be out soon 😦 there monsoon starts in 2 weeks na… enjoy 🙂 🙂

  3. May 19, 2010 11:27 pm

    I dont read Tamil so..well…pass. But congrats, u made the move to WP. I am yet to ever make it 🙄

    kanagu: Do the shift soon Ash 🙂 🙂 hope you get some time for that 🙂 🙂
    Enjoying the rain now huh? nice 🙂

    kanagu: Yeah… really needed break from real hot summer… 🙂 🙂
    U met DI? Nice! 🙂 He’s supposed to be those elusive bloggers rite? But well yea…with a work schedule like that, u cant blame him!

    kanagu: True… hopefully he will be back soon 🙂
    I LOVED ‘2 States’ 😀 😀 😀 It was a riot reading it. Me being a south Indian and I have a lot of Punjabi friends… so understanding the mindset of both wasnt any trouble at all. 2 States I feel is one of CB’s best works after Five Point Someone.

    kanagu: Yes… there are lot of funny parts… 🙂 🙂 I laughed at both the families customs… 😀 😀 its his second best… One @ the call center is good.. but the end pages spoilt it…. same goes to ‘Three mistakes of my life’…

  4. May 20, 2010 4:10 am

    What’s this?? You got brainwashed by Vimmu? He started a spoof on Wordless Wednesday and now you mock us with Weekly Passings? 👿

    kanagu: What to do AD??? as I am writing a post after almost 15 days and I don’t have any good picture to post for WW 😦 😦
    Hmmm….me thinks the rise in numbers at the temple is due to the fact that People want either to marry or have kids 😛

    kanagu: He he he…. I have seen many 10 year kids and 70-year guys and girls there 🙄 🙄
    Ayyo Rama…you went all the way from Chennai to Coimbatore to check out book shops? 😯 Didn’t you know that there are like 1000’s of Colleges in Coimbatore to check out girls?? 🙄

    kanagu: What to do??? All the colleges and schools were closed.. May month na.. I am not ready to stare at some iron gates 😀 😀
    Did the movie tell you “Where can we buy Dragons from?” I would like to own one or two you see, so that they can spit fire on my enemies 😛

    kanagu: No.. it just tells about ‘How to train dragons?’ Story writers are thoughtful 😛 😛
    “”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.”” Now…now…now!! Why do I smell a rat in this sentence?

    kanagu: You have to tell that 😉 😉
    Are you trying to tell us something about you and ??? :mrgreen:

    kanagu: I am also searching for a girl to fill that space 🙂 🙂
    Ps: please put a warning right in the title when you make that cricket posts *shudders* so that I don’t have to write my precious 3 para

    kanagu: Done done 🙂 🙂

  5. May 20, 2010 6:12 am

    Wow! that brought a wonderful picture all that’s been going on at your end in a beautiful post. Rains are much needed relief in the heat to your end.

    kanagu: Thanks CB… 🙂 🙂 Really needed… we are almost fried here..
    Congratulations on move from blogger to wordpress. I too wanted to do then seeing to my limited knowledge of IT I gave up and decided to my blog a make over in blogger itself.

    kanagu: WP is too simple CB…. if you want any help you can ask me…. I can tel you what I know..
    Looking forward to reading loads more from you. Please post the story sitting in your draft soon 😀 😀

    Cheers!!

    kanagu: Will do soon 🙂 🙂 maybe by weekend 🙂

  6. May 20, 2010 9:05 am

    So, what did you ask to Godji this time…. ????

    kanagu: Nothing… so that he takes courtesy and gives what all I think 😉 😉 criminal idea… you see…
    Have never had a chance to go to coimbatore…. so how was the wedding… semma looti pola 🙂

    kanagu: Yes… romba nalla irundhu 🙂 🙂 enjoyed a lot with lot of teasing and seeing girls 🙂 🙂
    😀 Same pinch.. I too watched “How to train you dragon” and its so so cute

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂
    Rains in Chennai… that must be quite a relief…. 🙂

    kanagu: True… when it comes in may 🙂 🙂

    • May 23, 2010 4:19 pm

      Girls uh??? …… pasangala thirathave mudiyadhu 😀

      kanagu: Thirundhurathuku, naanga ethavathu thappu panroma??? 🙄 🙄

  7. May 20, 2010 9:10 am

    Whew! We got all the updates about your travel!! 😛 😉

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂
    Nice to see your post though 🙂

    Arre, I always thought Coimbatore was a happening city!! No book stores?! 😯

    kanagu: yes.. we went to few places… there we can’t see much…

    Good to know you met DI and also had a nice time 🙂

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂
    I remember a freind also mentioning that “How to train your dragons?” is a nice movie.

    kanagu: Watch it Pixie.. you may love it… but I have heard that its not running in Bangalore now…

    Didn’t like the book 2 states for various reasons! 🙂

    kanagu: hmmm… 🙂
    congrats on the shift of your Tamil blog as well 🙂

    kanagu: Thank you 🙂 🙂
    One more cricket post?!! 😯 🙄
    Sigh… ok… we will read and put in a (non) comment!!!!! 😉 😉 :mrgreen:

    kanagu: LOL.. 😆

  8. May 20, 2010 3:32 pm

    Wow, u did so much in such less time? Hats off, Kanagu 🙂

    kanagu: I am just roaming without doing anything purposefully 😦 😦

    One of my regrets is that I never learnt to read/write Tamil.

    kanagu: Nothing there to regret about Pals… we can learn anyday…

    But I’ve heard of the writer Sujatha earlier. Are his works translated into English by any chance? Let me try, the next time I am in Chennai.

    kanagu: I don’t think his writings are translated… but if they do… make sure you read them Pals… I am sure you will love it…

    Btw, I will be there in August.. let’s all meet up :-)))

    kanagu: Oh sure… 😀 😀 We didn’t met after our last meet with you.. we will plan 🙂 🙂 this time please bring Rishi with you…

    Btw, I also dont understand why Childrens movies are so filled with violence?!!!

    kanagu: Is it to say world is a combination of good and bad???? 😀 😀

  9. May 20, 2010 5:59 pm

    Nice to see your posts now! Even I felt like that when I went to a not so famous temple recently. It was very crowded even there! People find it difficult to cope up with so many problems in life.

    kanagu: Thank you 🙂 🙂 yes.. me too think so… but I don’t like many of the big temple administrations….

    I thought bookstores like Odessey and Landmark have opened nearly in all big cities. No good bookstore in Coimbatore, means it is not a big city, yet!

    kanagu: I think there is not much space now there…. all the places were occupied….

    I miss Sujatha’s stories! Did you read 25 points about him in Vikatan? Nice.

    kanagu: Yes.. I read it and I liked it 🙂 🙂

    Yesterday we went out floating to T.Nagar in our rainy Chennai! Chennai can’t tolerate even a day’s rain. Everyone curses rains here because of this problem and rain goes away!

    kanagu: ha ha ha… 🙂 🙂 but the fact is, if it didn’t came our situation would be even worse… I feel the heat is little bearable noe 🙂 🙂

    I will read your Tamil blog now. I missed some of your articles there.

    kanagu: Thank you… but I didn’t updated much 😦 😦 will do in coming weeks 🙂

  10. May 20, 2010 6:12 pm

    You seem to have covered a lot in a short time.
    I have never read a Tamil blog—can’t understand Tamil.

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂

  11. May 20, 2010 8:38 pm

    Even I loved ‘How to train your dragon’ .. Am ready to watch it yet again !

    kanagu: Wow.. its very nice 🙂 🙂

    Which temples did you visit ?

    kanagu: Trichendur Murugan temple… Went there but didn’t went inside the temple as it was too crowded… others are small temples which are worshiped under family name…

  12. May 20, 2010 10:43 pm

    How to train your dragon, went off before I could watch, here in Bangalore.

    kanagu: Welcome here Nivedhita 🙂 🙂
    come over to Chennai…. its still running here 🙂 🙂

    And 2-states is really funny now isn’t it! 🙂

    kanagu: Yes.. it is 🙂 🙂

  13. May 21, 2010 7:25 am

    The entire post was good for me, except for the part where you mentioned about the rains. Ah, it killed me there and then. Why, oh Lord, why are you being partial? 😐

    kanagu: Welcome here Arjit 🙂 🙂
    LOL…:lol:

  14. Swaram permalink
    May 21, 2010 7:50 am

    As u pass by, here I come by .. vokay vokay .. PJ, leavee it [*to be read like ‘mindd it’ * ;

    kanagu: LOL Swaram… 😆 thats really good 🙂 🙂 I liked it 🙂

    I want a vacation too .. hv already said it on a dozen blogs. Someone get married and invite me somewhere pls 😛 😛

    kanagu: LOL… 😆 surely I can’t help you in this now 😀 😀

    Congrats on moving the Tamil blog to WP Kanagu 😀 😀

    kanagu: Thank you 🙂 🙂

    I am waiting for that fiction in drafts … long time since u hv written one 😀

    kanagu: Yeah.. I myself expecting it 😉 😆

    Which book next?

    kanagu: Now reading Michael Crichton’s The terminal man… 🙂 🙂

  15. May 21, 2010 2:30 pm

    ayyyoo…this posts title totally cheated me. I mean, I get updates in my old blog and thats how I come to all your posts to read. Since the title was almost the same as last time, except for the date, I didnt bother to check. I was thinking why this guy hasnt posted in a while and came here to tell u to post something. My mistake, sorry for the late comment ! 😦

    kanagu: Aiyo.. why sorry and all bro.. no problem at all…. 🙂 🙂

    LOL, the increase in population in the temples is because these days, there is no space for puja rooms in their own house ! 😀 😀 😀

    kanagu: he he he.. thats some lateral thinking.. and it maybe true too.. as people were building houses in every possible gaps 😀 😀

    You met DI?? isnt this ur second meeting with him??

    kanagu: Yes.. 🙂 🙂

    Oh, How to train is a beautiful movie. If you have followed all the other parts of Shrek, do watch the latest one ! Its supposedly the last of the Shrek series 😦

    kanagu: Oh.. I didn’t watched any one yet… will watch other 3 soon and go to this one before it leaves theatre as it is in 3D 🙂 🙂

    Skipping the next section, because I have a problem in the eye 😉

    kanagu: Oh.. poor eyes 😀 😀

    and rains, I hate rains !! Laila is mean ! 😀 😀

    kanagu: LOL.. 😆

    • May 24, 2010 11:24 pm

      Shrek-um kandilla Ice Age-um kandilla. Nee ithu parayan tudangiyittu naal ethra aayedey! 😛

      kanagu: 🙄 🙄 🙄

  16. May 21, 2010 3:11 pm

    You are a good boy– visiting temples with parents that too this is hot summer.

    kanagu: I don;t have a choice akka.. but then I love that 😀 😀

    Even i found 2 states funny.

    kanagu: Yes.. its nice 🙂 🙂
    Enjoy laila opps rains and wish summer won’t come back after the rains.

    kanagu: already started again… more than physically.. we have to prepared for it mentally 😀 😀

  17. May 22, 2010 11:29 pm

    I really need to come back to blogging, l will try – At least one post a month??

    kanagu: Welcome back DI… nice to se you here 🙂 You can post one/2 weeks.. you have Sundays.. just a story will do 🙂 🙂

    And yeah, CBE is a work-a-holic city! 🙂 I can’t understand how people can work like this!! But the experience job-wise and profile wise is excellent, to say the least. You need to lose something to gain something else, I guess!!

    kanagu: ha ha ha… 🙂 🙂 yes we should lose something to gain 🙂 🙂 the good thing is you are loving your job.. 🙂 🙂

    It was thoughtful of you to give me a call after such a long time… Thank you so much for meeting and remembering. So, did you meet the Tamil bloggers afterwards that day? I wish you all the best for your new internet activities as well!!

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: thanks to you also.. You have lost your rest that day na… 🙂 🙂 yeah.. I met them and also went to Sai baba temple… 🙂 🙂 its so nice.. you too visit it soon 🙂 🙂
    Thank you… 🙂 🙂 hope it takes off well 🙂 🙂

  18. May 23, 2010 12:39 am

    Thank you Kanagu for finding the time to read my first book. A difficult thing to do with the work of a first time author. I am really happy that you liked it. This really encourages me to write more 🙂

    Neeraj

    kanagu: Thanks for visiting my page Neeraj… 🙂 🙂 I liked your book and I have to thank you for entertaining me 🙂 🙂 love to see your works more 🙂 🙂

  19. May 23, 2010 8:28 pm

    So the past weeks have been quite eventful,huh? Even I like going to temples when there isnt much rush. I feel much at peace then.

    kanagu: True Deeps… we need peace while we are at temple but seems like everybody wants it now 😀 😀
    I thoroughly enjoyed ‘2 states’ too.

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂
    It rained there?? I envy envy envy!! Here the summer is approaching like wild fire! Enjoy my share of the rains too, will you, kanagu 🙂

    kanagu: Sure… will send over few too 😀 😀 but here its back to normal that is scorching heat 🙂 🙂

  20. July 6, 2010 11:00 pm

    “Is this because of the rise in belief or problems??? ;)” It is because rise in population!!

    kanagu: ha ha ha 🙂 🙂

    I loved the movie- How to train your dragon.

    kanagu: 🙂 🙂

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