Wednesday, February 22, 2012

கரைப்பார் கரைத்தால் கல்லும் கரையும்...A True Story of " Fevikivk became Happydent "

கரைப்பார் கரைத்தால் கல்லும் கரையும்...

There is a family ( Husband, Wife and a Kid - studying 1st grade) in our Neighborhood. This person (Let we call him as Mr. Fevikvik) never smile and won't talk to neighbors freely. His wife and kid mingle with us well and had get together too.

We were wondering why he is alone like this. Even i tried talking to him friendly and try to discuss few things but he was not that much open to us.

Here comes our Smiley (Thanvi). Thanvi used to smile at every living and non-living things pass by and tell Tata babye by waving at them in her own way.

Smiley started interacting with our Fevikvik. Everyday, every moment she used to smile at him, she did dancing too. She talked to him in the typical Baby blah blah language. Initially Fevikvik didn't reciprocated that much.

But Thanvi kept doing what she is Best at. Gradually we felt the change. Finally our friend opened his mouth and we were excited to see him Smile, started speaking to Thanvi. Now a days, our friend initiate the conversation first, used to smile at Thanvi, talk to her, even try to play with her. This brought a good change and he even talk to us freely.

Like a Tamil saying "கரைப்பார் கரைத்தால் கல்லும் கரையும்", Even a Rock will Melt if a Right Person Melts it.

Finally our Fevikivk became Happydent :-)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I'M Back for My Smiley ...

It's been 2 years I have visited my own blog.

Did the marriage life consume my Time or the Parental Duties???

Whatever it may be, now it's right time to save all the memories I have vyth my Sweet Little Daughter…Smiley (Thanvi, tats my daughters name. She used to smile at all the Living and Non-living things in this world. Her first attractive weapon is the Smile. Her first Defensive weapon also Smile. Even the strangers pass by was greeted by smile. Tat's how Smiley got her name. So let's call her as Smiley.

I used to call her as Ditto too as she is just just just like me (99%)... a Mini Prabhu…

For Smiley, objects never disappear even after they disappear and she keeps talking to them :-)

More to Come...

Friday, July 17, 2009

My First Rhymes ...

It's time for Rhymes...
My Niece called me one day asking me to get her some rhymes or a 5 line sentence about Fruits, Vegetables or Balls...
As a typical s/w professional, started googling it and got plenty of results ...
But all those Rhymes were of more than 5 lines or hard to teach a kid in the level of LKG ...then i thought why don't i start writing rhymes... and here is the trial and error method...

I have a Round Ball ...
I throw it on Elephant, it became its Big Head ,
I throw it on Mouse, it became its Small Nose ,
I throw it on the Sky, it became our Good Earth.
We all live Happily here ...

And the way of teaching is imp to explain wht is ball, elephant and its head, wht is earth... Wowow, its fun to teach the kids...

And the Fun Continues ........

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Are You a Fair-Weather Friend?

Am i a Fair-Weather Friend or stick to them even in stormy weathers ?

This thought raised when my close friend was in sorrow and pain and i was thinking how to console her...

So how exactly you've to Console your Friend? A very important one to know in life and hope it will be useful for all. All this is framed from my own experience and few extracts from the net.

It’s hard to watch a loved one grieve, but comforting a grieving person can be awkward, and sometimes not knowing what to say or do keeps us from offering support. Learn how to provide support for someone in their time of sadness.

Judge yourself, Are you a fair-weather friend?

Grieving from loss is an experience we can all understand. No matter how close you are to someone, offering comfort during rough times can still feel awkward. “People aren’t comfortable with tears and sadness in this culture”.

Men always expect result oriented solutions. Women just need a comfort shoulder to share their sorrow and never bother whether their problems will be resolved.

One of my close friend is in her sad times and break up many times on thinking about the incident. She just try to avoid the happy moments by thinking about that incident. Here comes the close friends part. You should be careful enuf to console her/him without pouring much sympathy and at the same time your caring should be true, not just for namesake that am also your friend and i too console you. They already know how caring you are and its just simple math that, be there on all important times and when they think about calling someone or to be a first point of contact and if you're the first person, then you truly deserve to be a friend.

It is better to show your presence in all the important occasions of your friends, rather than gifting them on all occasions.

You might think using phrases like “It was his time,” “He lived a full life” or “He doesn’t have to suffer anymore,” might seem helpful because you’re focusing on the positive. The griever usually doesn’t feel any better hearing such things, and can become aggravated by comments that sound trite and impersonal. Simply acknowledging a friend’s loss is the most important thing you can do because you’re recognizing their pain and sorrow.

“It is always appropriate to say ‘I’m sorry’” . “Sometimes to sit and listen is the best gift.”

When your friend is telling his/her pain or sorrow, Never use your own experience with loss to relate to someone else’s. Most grieving people can’t see past their own pain, and they may feel resentful if you change the subject to yourself. Even if you’ve gone through the same kind of loss, avoid saying “I know how you feel,” because the truth is “we don’t ever really know”. Remember, you don’t have to have all the answers; you just have to be there.

To be funny/silly, sometimes even a chocolate or a comics cures the pain quicker than a pill.

You might ask, What Should I Say?

Encourage a grieving person to talk openly about their pain and about the person they’ve lost. Be prepared for a wide range of responses. Men are more likely than women to internalize their grief and change the subject. But never assume he doesn’t need or appreciate your compassion just because he isn’t crying or asking for help. What if someone’s pushing you away as you’re trying to help? Do you honor someone’s wishes when they tell you they want to be left alone? “You do, but not for a long time” .

Now you may ask me, What else can i do make him/her comfort enuf?

“Being there” for someone primarily means listening and offering a shoulder to cry on. But thoughtful actions also show your compassion and concern. “Call me if you need anything” doesn’t suffice. Remember – grief takes a toll on one’s physical health, so lend a helping hand. Is your friend too distraught to shop for clothes/groceries? Offer to shop for him or her. Don’t wait to be asked, because chances are your friend may feel like he or she is asking for too much already. An act of kindness as simple as running to the outlet/grocery store lifts a burden from a grieving person’s shoulders and shows you care.

Don’t forget to give lots of hugs too. Touch can be incredibly therapeutic.
Crack a worst joke, tell a funny story, make them tease you (though u feel hurt inside...after all they are our best frnds), act stupid and childish.

Divert their attention in new project like gardening/ meditation. Research some new activity going on in your area which your grieving friend likes or share the name of interesting stuff that helped you through a bad time. If the grieving frnd has his/her life partner, it is best option to tell that person to take care of him/her.

You might have a final question for me? Is My Job done?

People are most in need of comfort right after a loss. But “grief is never really healed”. “Grief just becomes a comfortable companion.” People manage to return to their lives, but there’s an emotional hole that will never be filled. So no matter how well a grieving person seems to be adjusting, It is better to “tell them over and over and over again that you’re there to listen.” Some people don’t have time to grieve, and sometimes grief manifests itself months or years after a loss.

At the very least, commit to 12 months of support. Be there for the initial loss and the first anniversary of the loss, which is especially emotional. Don’t feel silly giving your friend a call or a handwritten note with your thoughts on the anniversary of the loss, or a wedding anniversary or birthday, or even anytime during the following year. If you don’t know what to say, buy a card that says it. “Thank goodness for Archies/Hallmark!”.

Before approaching someone dealing with grief, think back to a time when you were consumed with sadness. Try to remember what helped and what you didn’t want to hear. What do you wish someone had done for you? Do that for your friend. You can never take away someone’s pain, but you can be part of their healing process.

So "Are You a Fair-Weather Friend?" . I stick to them even in stormy weathers ...

A true friend is there in good times and bad, sickness and health. Do you stick around when stormy weather approaches or split when there’s rain in the forecast?
Revisit your inner heart and double check if you’re a fair-weather friend.

Consider the entire world as Lord Rama and think yourself as Hanuman, you'll automatically help everyone...

The best way to be Happy is to, make other's Happy...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

தோழமை ஒன்று தொலைந்தது !!!

தோழமை ஒன்று தொலைந்தது -
தொடங்கிய கவிதை முடிந்தது ;
ஜென்மத்தின் ஓரத்தில் நிற்கிறேன் ,
இனிவரும் ஜென்மத்தில் சந்திக்கிறேன் ...

பழகிய நாட்கள் பரவசம் ,
இழந்த நாட்கள் என்வசம் ;
இழக்கும் நாட்கள் உன்வசம் ...

தேடுவதற்கு துணிவில்லை ,
விடுவதற்கும் மனமில்லை ;
இடியும் மின்னலும் மழையில்லை ,
மண்ணில் வீழ்கையில்தான் மழையது ;
நல்லது எண்ணுவது நட்பில்லை ,
நம்பிக்கை அதுவே நட்பது ..!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I Met an Angel !!!

It was a rainy day where the whole surrounding is filled with cool breeze, greeny trees dressed with rain drops on top.

People struggling with the wind, wrestling with umbrellas, obscuring the face with their jacket, jumping or running around like they are being chased by blood-sucking aliens…. I tell you : When it really rains down you have an exciting and rare theater right before you waiting to be shot by a photographer!

So i searched for a place that gives a good angle to shoot !!!

I saw something like a window opening on the clouds. The window suddenly opened and there comes a Cute angel with flappy wings.

She came to me and asked me what i am thinking now...
i just told her, am thinking about taking a lovely picture.

She replied, Didn't you came with your loved one on this romantic moment?

I told her, you mean taking my girl friend.

Yes you're right, replied the angel.

aha...I should love a girl first, then only i will have a girl friend and fyi no time for that.

Angel replied with a gentle smile on her face, so you're 28 years old male and telling you never had a crush on a girl. Am an angel and i can find it easily.

Sounds good... Why don't you start your testing now? If the results are negative, you can suggest me a way to look for the girl.

Angel told me the simple test to find the girl...

She told me to close my eyes and visualise the girl i like most. She tested me whether i can visualise the girl who admires me a lot.

The first picture came to my mind was, " The kid i saw in the morning which has the cutest smile in the world".
Angel looked at me with sigh smile and told me to try again.

This time i literally saw "Sweet aroma of Starbucks coffee and i felt the taste too"...

Angel got tensed this time and told "This is the last chance...try one more time". Visualize the girl you admire, the incident which made you to have crush on her, the sweetest moment you had with her.

Hmm...relax ... here goes.

This time "I visualized the Tinkle comics kept on the slot in the right door of my car and even tried reading the comic strip of suppandi" :-)
Angel got frustrated and yelled at me ... It's not my day. I wasted my time and productivity... First grow up...Will meet you again in next decade.

Angel was wrong. She should have opted me one more chance.

It's not the matter of grown up or not. I just visualized the immediate ecstasy i had. I would have tried going deep inside my heart.

Friends, when you come across the angel somewhere, please tell her to come back to my place for a last chance :-)

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Starting Grid ??!!!

Hopes flattered ,
Taken for granted ;
Betrayed by strangers ,
And now being doubted by friends too;
They call this as testing time ???
Heart aches, Mind confused ...

Just one…..kickstart ...
A comic strip from the tinkle,
A sweet bite of a candy;
A slurpy sip of a coffee,
An innocent smile of a kid ;
All these not working out now a days ??!!!

Someone show me the way -
To get back to the Starting Grid !!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

சில நேரங்களில், மனிதர்களையும் நேசிக்க தோண்றுகிறது ..!

அந்தி சாயும் வேளை,
ஒற்றையடி பாதையோரம் -
ஒய்யாரமாக ஒரு சிறுமி அமர்ந்திருந்தாள்,
அவளருகில் அழகிய நாய்க்குட்டி …

சிறுமியின் கையில் சிறிய ரொட்டி ,
கொஞ்சம் பிய்த்து -
கொஞ்சி கொஞ்சி ஊட்டினாள் ,
நன்றி மறவா நாய்க்குட்டி -
நக்கி நக்கி விளையாடியது …

இன்னும் கொஞ்சம் கொடுத்தாள்,
இம்முறை நாய்க்குட்டி உரிமையோடு ,
சிறுமியின் மடியில் அமர்ந்தது …

எஞ்ஜிய ரொட்டியையும் -
நாய்க்குட்டிக்கு ஊட்டிவிட்டு ,
பசி மறந்து -
புன்னகையோடு கிளம்பிச்சென்றாள் …

சில நேரங்களில்,
மனிதர்களையும் நேசிக்க தோண்றுகிறது ..!

Monday, June 15, 2009

உதிர்ந்த பூக்கள் ..!

For those souls who truely fought for the rights for Tamils in Srilanka...

உதிர்ந்த பூக்கள் என்று -
கனிகளை விட்டுச்சென்றுள்ளனர் ...

புலிகள் பதுங்குவது பாயவே,
இம்முறை தாழ்ந்து, வீழ்ந்து -
மடிந்தும் விட்டனர் ;
காரணம் மட்டும் தெரியவில்லை ...

தமிழ் செழிக்க -
தான் வீழ்ந்தால்தான் ,
வழி பிறக்குமென எண்ணிவிட்டனரோ !!!

உன் தியாகம் -
என்றும் மறவோம் ,
உன் கனவுகள் நனவாகும் -
தமிழன் தலை நிமிர்ந்து வாழ்வான் !!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lessons Learnt 1: There should be a limit and boundary even for Fun and shud never play with Emotions.

Its good to make fun and fool your friends. For a guy like me try to be funny and keep doing silly things, april fool day is a right chance to go for big fishing of fooling the friends.

So this time I was thinking about doing sometin different to fool my friends. My first thought is to mail them stating my credit card was stolen and some thousands of dollars have been swiped out and they can share the amnt if they're interested :-).

Meanwhile I have been in discussion with my offshore and onsite managers regarding a new RFP proposal to Travelport client located in Denver and as a funny conversation they asked me, "We need a senior resource. Can you switch over to Denver for a while till the team is established?". Practically it won’t workout as the current client won't accept and hence the plan was dropped.

When I saw the mail chain about Denver proposal, my first thought was how perfect this will be for April fooling. This one, I thought, should be a piece of cake. Not only am I a funny buff, but (to the annoyance of my friends) I tend to make up things just for fun and say it with the feel to make my friends believe.

So my intention is to fool my friends by telling them , “I will be moving to Denver in a short while and there won’t be any second chance to meet them all again”. I can keep this as secret for a day or two and reveal it. I know the after effect will be lot of beats / kicks from them but all that is for fun.

So I used that mail chain, reframed it and sent to my close friends mentioned like i was supposed to go to Denver (My roommates Rajesh, Surya <– these guys had 50% doubt about this till the last minute ->, Vikram, Anu, Venkat, Kanchana and Jitesh ). The problem with your close friends is, they will be really concerned about you leaving them, feel for you and they start telling to the mutual friends too. This happened when I met Rajesh and Surya’s friends. People i just know their names enquired me about this when i met them.They were asking me why it happened suddenly. How am I going to sell the car? How am I going to break the apartment lease? What about future plans of whether coming back to Hartford or will i go back to Chennai once this is done. I was speechless of all those sudden shoot ups and simply nodded my head stating, I have to discuss with my friends and come up with plan (As if going to create an MPP plan). The news spreaded to the entire Hartford except to my manager :-).

So everyone believed the Denver move and I have even executed the Credit Card fooling mail to make them divert from the Denver plan and later accepted that “Credit card” mail is just for fooling them, leaving them to believe Denver stuff is real.

I revealed this plan first to Venkat (As he is clever enuf to find loopholes with ease) and later to Vikram and told them we can reveal it in a couple of days. They even told me to continue this till airport, come back and stay in a friends home and we all can meet for a dinner where i can just peek in and say, I'M back. That seems like too much and will end up in trouble. So we stick to the initial plan.

It should have been stopped here and revealed on April 1st evng or next day. The big mistake I did was I dragged it for couple of days and planning to reveal it on Friday (April 3rd) as we were supposed to go for a Tamil movie “Ayan” and hence plng to reveal after the movie got over. So we booked the movie tickets to some of my friends who turned up for movie. The worst part is, even this didn’t brought any serious atmosphere, but whenever I met my friend Anu I keep telling her that am going to miss them all and tease her that I wont be able to disturb them much now. She then feel sad and tell, “You’re just going to Denver and all sort of communication is there to be in touch”. Just a touch away in Iphone to get connected :-). She started feeling sad that she will miss my wedding when I go to offshore. She is such a nice friend who cares a lot. I should have stopped to that extent. Instead of that whenever she pings me, I start this topic and make her feel sad. On april 2nd i even sent a senti mail. That makes her really felt sad missing a good friend. (The sad part is, she thinks the senti mail is just for april fooling. I don't know whether she realise that really comes from the heart).

So sweet of her that, she was planning to prepare a delicious “Banana Walnut cake” for me. Jitesh was discussing with our friends to get a gift or card for me. Surya kept telling me, who will be there to hang out as he is also a kinda guy who loves to go out. I was teasing them, are you going to gift something for meJ. Anu and Vikram invited me to their home for dinner and without any manasatchi I had good food on April 3rd evening :-). Kanchana, invited me to go for dinner out and we had usual fights for this as i didn't turn up to her request as i was held up in some other stuff. She felt bad, but didn't shown it as i was leaving.

Rajesh and surya always had the doubt in their mind as i didn't packed much for the travel and just told them i'll be back after 2 weeks to take the stuff again as i am rushing now to report to client on monday.

The dinner got over and later Kanchana picked me up and she too added from her part stating, she will miss a good friend. But my only reply will be, is there any gift for me :-). Useless guys, nobody gave me a single gift :-)...We picked rajesh and surya from our room and reached theater and had good fun there. During movie time, poor guy Jitesh feeling sad that he was not able to spend time for me on the last few days, came and sat next to me in the theater and started talking to me. Deiiii let me watch the movie please :-). Tamanna was looking gorgeous in the movie, but useless Jitesh was talking nonstop and disturbed me :-).

Finally once the movie got over, there was one more final twist on the farewell speech.

I told everyone that, ' the real victims of fooling was Vikram and Venkat as I told them this is just for april fool others but now i am really going to Denver'. Vikram was shocked for a while. My eyes were little reddish as i was feeling very tired and sleepy. They thought i became bit emotional. Finally I told them, everything was for fun. There is no real Denver stuff. D for Denver...A for April fool :-)

Evryone started scolding and yelling at me that from now onwards they won’t believe me. How sad you will be left in that state of mind? But i was not in the position to tell them all this just for fun.

They were all irritated, frustrated and started beating me like anything in front of the theater hall itself. Anu was trying to hide her disappointment and simply smiling at the incident. We drove back to our room. Meanhwile, got call from Jitesh and came to know Anu was really pissed of and very much angry on me. I tried to reach her, but she didn't picked the call. Though she is happy that i will be in Hartford, but disappointed that i played with the emotions. So all that happy ending now turned into disaster. Rajesh and Surya were telling me, they know its april fooling but just believed as anu was telling them this will be real. Since she believed that much. Poor kanchana just had a smile on her face and told me, still some more beats and kicks are reserved for me separately. She too was angry and that continued for couple of days.

After couple of minutes, Vikram called and told, anu is really pissed of and she felt bad that even vikram was also a part in this game. He started making clear point about where I did the mistake and unfortunately he also got involved in this. Felt sorry for him that i troubled him for my fun.

I have no idea how painful it is to play with emotions. But realised now.

What I have missed is...didn’t thought about the consequences and never realized there should be a limit and boundaries for Fun"

Anu was angry for almost a week. i tried talking to her, but didn't got proper resposnse (didn't even got right time to say sorry and confess it). Soon she was bck to normal. There was no fun talk or conversations for couple of weeks. I felt abnormal being quite but tried to act like calm guy without makign any fun, any PJ's, stories or cranky stuff. Vikram used to tease me that, they're going to make me fool one day. But anu replied back stating, you can't fool him as prabhu is now master in that and he will know well abt it earlier. They didn't realise i just used that mail chain as piece of cake for this fool stuff, but not a real actor. I used to tell Surya that, "He only believe me all time and restricted my fun with him alone now a days". Am not sure, will they believe my words in future, but i have decided to reduce all that fun and it will be a good change. Hope one day, they realise its just for fun.

I still regret that I shouldn’t have done this but learnt a good lesson by this.

And the Moral is, There should be a limit and boundary even for Fun and never play with Emotions.

Now i am really going back to India on July end (Might be on the first week of July itself) to setup the offshore team and not sure whether i will be back again. I am very happy back home, but now i feel missing all my friends( Now realsied how they would have felt when i told about Denver relocation). I got the second chance to tell the truth but not able to express this time. Hope they too got the second chance to believe me :-(.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Learning 1,2,3 from My Niece :-)

Finally, My Niece Kaamya joined School on friday the June 05,2009...
her grandparents were very adament in keeping her in home so that they will spend more time with her and @last accepted to send her to school (Dad, did u guys spent time with me like this else pushed me to school early ?? :-))
Now plenty of qns arised.
Who will drop her to school?
Who will feed lunch?
My Dad, Mum, Sis and neighbour brother all had sweet fights with each other to take care of my niece...Oops i missed this chance :-(.
And everyone got their task allocated and executing well. Hope there won't be any schedule variation :-). I tooooooooo will join with them in a month of time.

It's sunday and the usual wake up time is past 11 am, but got early morning call frm home and its kaamya on the call without telling any other stuff, started teaching me 1,2,3 ...aha... and was telling all that interestin stuff hpnd in school !!!
Was enquiring my parents how she was in school? Whether she is comfortale or cried ? Seems like she is enjoying her school life and never cried.
When my Dad went to school during lunch time to feed my niece. She already started having food and told him, "Grandpa i wil hv food, you go home and give food to Sachin (sachin is my doggy)". How responsible she is :-)
Typical kaamya, started her loda loda talk and the call continued for longggggg time...

And opposite to school tradition, my niece was complaining abt her staff like, "My teacher is asking me to sleep, not allowing me to play". They dont know how to treat children :-).
Though she is now in LKG, but for her she is doing 2nd std. Somehow she got this phrase and keep telling, "I am studying in 2nd std".

Now she invited me to her school...Mom, i want to go to school again.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

குறை ஒன்றும் இல்லை ..!

குறை ஒன்றும் இல்லை -
நிறை என்றே சொல்வேன் ,
என்னிலை உனக்கு புரியும் -
இன்னிலையும் மாறும் !!!

இது சோதனை காலம் ...
கல் எறிந்தால் கணி தரவும் ,
சொல் எறிந்தால் பாடல் தரவும் ;
நீ கற்று கொடுத்தாய் ...
என் வலி காட்பாய் கோவிந்தா !!!

வேண்டினும் வேண்டாதிருப்பினும் -
எனக்கென்ற பொருள் யாவும் ,
என்னிடம் சேர்ப்பாய் கண்ணா !!!

குறை ஒன்றும் இல்லை -
நிறை என்றே சொல்வேன் ..!

Friday, May 29, 2009

தவறே செய்தினும் , தங்கம் நீ ..!

நாளை என் -
வாழ்க்கை பயணம் மாறினாலும்,
நம் நட்பின் பயனம் -
என்றும் தொடரும் ...

ஒரு துளி ஆயினும் -
ஓராயிரம் என்றாலும் ,
அதன்பேர் மழைதான் ...
தேவதை ஆயினும் -
பிசாசு என்றாலும் ,
எனக்கு நீ தோழிதான் ...

தவறே செய்தினும் -
தங்கமென்றே சொல்லத் தோண்றுகிறது ,
தொலைவில் இருந்தாலும் -
தோள் சாய்ந்திருப்பதுபோல் உணர்கிறேன்..!

ஆர்ப்பாட்ட பேச்சுக்கள் வேண்டாம் -,
ஆரவார வரவேற்ப்பு வேண்டாம் ;
அழகிய புன்னகைகூட வேண்டாம் ,
தோழியென்ற நினைவே போதும் ...

இப்படியே கைகோர்த்து வா ,
உலகத்து எல்லை தாண்டியும் -
நடந்து கொண்டிருப்பேன் ..!

அருகில் இருக்கும் -
அழகிய பெண்னை பார்த்து வழிகையில் ,
உன் கைக்குட்டை கொடுத்து உதவிடும் -
உன்னத தோழி நீ ..!

நியாயிரு விடுமுறை நாள்,
ஆதலால் குளிப்பதில்லை ,
அரைகுறை ஆடையில் இருப்பினும் -
நட்பெனும் உடை மேலிருப்பதால் ,
ஏடாகூடமாய் பார்ப்பதில்லை ...

கோவில் பிரசாதம் கூட -
சுத்தம் பார்த்து சுவைப்பவன்,
உன் எச்சில் தட்டில் -
உணவு எடுத்து சுவைக்கையில் ,
கொண்ட கொள்கை அனைத்தும் -
கொஞ்ச நேரம் காணாமல் போய்விடும் !!!

என்ன சொல்லிவிட்டேன் -
இப்படி கோபப்படுவதற்க்கு என்றாய் ?
சொல்லிய சொல் முக்கியமல்ல ,
சொன்னது நீ என்பதுதான் ..!

எப்படி நீ திட்டினாலும் -
உறைக்கவே மாட்டேன் என்கிறது ...
எது சொன்னாலும் -
கொஞ்சி குழைந்து சொல்வதால் ..!

அடடா அழகிய கவிதையென்று ,
ஆயிரம் பேர் வாழ்த்தினாலும் ,
"ம் பரவாயில்லை டா" எனும் -
உன் வார்த்தைகளில்தான் -
அந்த கவிதையே முழுமை அடைகிறது ..!

வானம் பார்க்க -
எனக்கு மேலே பார்க்க வேண்டும் ,
பூமிதனை பார்க்க -
தாழ்ந்து பார்த்திடல் வேண்டும்,
உனை பார்க்கும்போதுதான் -
எனக்கு நிகராய் அருகில் பார்க்கிறேன் ..!

வயலின் வால்த்தனம் ,
தபேலா திட்டுக்கள் ,
பியானோ பேச்சுக்கள் ,
புல்லாங்குழல் பார்வைகள்,
அடடா சிம்பொனி உருவாக-
நம் சந்திதிப்பு ஒன்றே போதும் ..!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wah Starbucks ..!

<-- This is for all those Coffee Lovers... Especially to the Starbucks fans :-) -->

Junkies of a brew sublime,
Any place and any time.
Stir it up with big smile,
It’s kept me up all this while.

Gimme my mug of ol’ sunshine,
Rest of the day will just be fine.
You know just how it should be,
You know it’s not just the Coffee.

Wah Starbucks ..!

Kya Aap Mere Saath Starbucks chalenge? ..:-) :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

பட்டுடுத்தும் பாவை ..!

நீ புடவை கட்டும் அழகுபார்த்து ,
கொடுத்துவைத்த புடவை என்றார்கள் ...
உனை கட்டிக்கொள்பவனும் -
கொடுத்துவைத்தவன்தான் !!!

புடவையில் எப்படி இருக்கிறாயென -
அம்மனிடம் கேட்கிறேன் ,
உனைப்பார்த்து -
அதிகம் பொறாமை கொள்பவள் ,
அவள்தான் !!!

புடவையில் இருந்த -
வெள்ளி ஜரிகை அனைத்தும் ,
தங்கமாய் மாறிப்போனது ...
அணிந்துகொண்ட மேனி அப்படி !!!

புடவையழகை திருட்டுப் பார்வை -
பார்த்ததை கண்டு ,
அடிக்க வந்தாய் ...
ஆனானப்பட்ட விசுவாமித்திரனே -
அரை நாழிகை சலனம் கொள்கையில் ,
எம்மாத்திரம் நான் !!!

பட்டுடுத்தும் தோரணை பார்த்து -
பார்கடல் வசிக்கும் பரந்தாமனும் ,
புது அவதாரம் எடுத்து -
பூமி இறங்குவான் ..!

புடவை கட்டியது போதும் ,
எப்பொழுது -
எனை கட்டிக்கொள்வாய் ..!

நீ புடவை கட்டும் அழகு பார்த்து ,
எனக்கும் புடவை கட்ட -
ஆசை வருகிறதென்றேன் ...
எனை கட்டிக்கொள்ள மாட்டாயாவென புலம்பினாய் ???
இப்பொழுது நீ இல்லாத புடவை ,
இரவு புடவை இல்லாத உனை ??!!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

தாய்மடிபோல், தோள் சாய்ந்துகொள்வாய் ..!

சுமந்து பெற்றால்தான் தாயென்றால்,
அவளைப்போல் அதிகம் அன்பு -
உன்மேல் செலுத்தும் என்னை ,
என்னவென்று சொல்வாய் ..!

தூக்கம் வந்தால் -
தாய்மடி என்றாய் ...
அதுபோல்தான் நானும் -
என் தோள் சாய்ந்துகொள்வாய் ..!

தலைகோதி ,
தாலாட்டு பாடுவாளென்றாய் ...
நெற்றி முத்தத்தில் -
நண்பனின் நேசம் அறிந்துகொள்வாய் ..!

முதல் வார்த்தை , முதல் உலகம் ,
சொல்லித் தந்தவள் அவளென்றாய் ...
இனிவரும் உலகனைத்தும் -
கடந்து செல்ல ,
வழித்துணைக்கு நானென்பேன் ..!

அந்த வானம், பூமி -
அத்தனையும் தந்து கேட்டாலும் ,
தாயைவிட சிறந்ததில்லை என்றாய் ...
அந்த தாயின் வீட்டினில் -
எனக்கும் கொஞ்சம் இடம் கொடு ..!

அந்த பொண்ணு அழகாய் இருக்கிறாளென்று -
உன்னிடம் காட்டுகையில் ,
அவசரப்படேல் நண்பாவென்று மிறட்டி ,
அவ்வப்போது என் அம்மாவாகவும் -
அவதாரமெடுக்கும் அதிசயம் நீ ..!

கொடுக்க கொடுக்க -
சேரும் சொத்து ,
அன்னை அன்பு மட்டும்தான் ...
பழக பழக ,
மேலும் உயரும் ,
நட்பின் புனிதம் மட்டும்தான் ..!

என் விழியில் நீர்த்துளி பார்த்துவிட்டால் -
மொத்த உலகையும் பொசுக்கிவிடும் ,
மூர்க்கமான காளி வேடம் கொள்வாள் ...
பாசம் வைக்கும் எவர்க்கும் -
அன்பனைத்தும் அள்ளிக்கொடுக்கும் ,
கருனை தெய்வமும் ஆவாள் என்றாய்...
அந்த தெய்வத்திற்கு பக்தனாகும் பாக்கியம் -
என்னில் மட்டும் உள்ளதென்பேன் ..!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

இல்லாத ஊருக்கு, வழி சொன்ன வித்தைக்காரி !!!


ஆற்றினில் மிதக்கும் -
தாமரை இலை நாம் ,
அந்தி சாயும் பொழுது -
அவரவர் நனைந்த ஈரம் பார்த்து ,
ஒவ்வொருவர் காதலை எடை போடுவோம் ..!


இல்லாத ஊருக்கு -
வழிகேட்ட வழிப்போக்கன் நான் ,
அதற்கும் வழி சொன்ன -
வித்தைக்காரி நீ ..!


நவகிரகம் சுற்றும் எல்லோரும் -
நீ சுற்றிக்கொண்டிருப்பதை பார்த்து ,
பத்தாம் கிரகம் இருக்கிறதென்று -
ஊர் முழுக்க உளருகிறார்கள் !!!


அக்கம் பக்கம் பார்க்கையில் -
என் ஊடல் உணர்ந்து -
தள்ளி தள்ளி போவாய் ...
உன்னை மட்டும் பார்க்கும்போது -
என் உள்ளம் உணர்ந்து ,
அருகில் அருகில் வருவாய் ..!


உனக்கும் எனக்கும் சண்டைகள் வந்தால் ,
என் தோழர்களுக்கும் ,
உன் தோழிகளுக்கும் ;
சண்டை மூட்டிவிடும் -
கலகக்காரி நீ ..!


ஆகாயம் பார்த்து பார்த்து -
அடிக்கழுத்து வலிக்கிறதென்றாய் ,
அப்படி என்னதான் பார்த்தாயென்று -
அந்த கண்கள் பார்த்து பார்த்து -
அதனுள் ஆகாயம் உள்ளதென்றேன் ..!


நீ வளர்க்கும் மீண் குஞ்சுகளோ ?
அதனால்தான் கோவிலில்கூட,
லஜ்ஜை தெரியாமல் -
இச்சிக் கொள்கின்றனவோ ?


நீ நட்டுச்சென்ற செடிகள் எல்லாம் -
மரமாகவே மாட்டேன் என்கிறது ...
பிறகுதான் தெரிந்தது ,
குட்டிச்செடிகளுக்குதான் -
அதிக நேரம் செலவிடுகிறாயாம் ...


உன் உள்ளம் நியாபகம் வந்தால் ,
கண்கள் மூடி, இதயம் தொட்டு -
சினுங்கள் கேட்கின்றேன் ,
உன் ஊடல் நியாபகம் வந்தால் ,
கண்கள் திறந்து, கைகள் விரித்து -
அனைப்பினை உணர்கின்றேன் ..!


ஆசைகள் துறக்க புத்தன் வந்தான்,
அகிம்சை வளர்க்க காந்தி வந்தான்;
ஆனால் உலகம் ருசிக்காது ...
ஆசை வேண்டும், இம்சை வேண்டும் -
ஆதலால் நாம் வந்தோம் ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The 5 Minutes of You !!!

Spoiled sleep -
Skipped breakfast ,
Dirty patches on Suit -
Dumped car on the Street ,
Rundown to catch the bus ;
Melted icecream ,
Missing pages of climax ;
Unresolved problems ,
Unhealthy arguments ...
All that vanishes -
By the '5 Minutes of You' !!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

நிலவு வரும் நேரம் ...

உன் கூந்தல் உரசி -
குளிர்ந்துபோன பகல்தான் ,
இரவாய் பிறக்கிறது ..!

அடுத்த நாள் காலையில் -
ஊருக்கு போய்விடுவாயென்று ,
இந்த இரவு மட்டும் -
விடியவே மாட்டேன் என்கிறது ..!

பார்த்து பல நாட்களாகிவிட்டதென்றேன் ,
பேசியும் நாளாகிவிட்டதென்றாய் ;
ஸ்பரிசமும் என்றேன் !!!
எண்ணம் புரிந்து -
இரவு நீண்டது ..!

ஓர் இரவில் -
நான் தொலைந்துவிட்டால் ,
என்ன செய்வாயென்றாய் ?
இனியொரு இரவை -
இவ்வுலகம் பார்க்காது ..!

எதிர்பாராத மழையால் அவதிப்பட்டு -
வானிலை அறிக்கையை ஏசினார்கள் ...
வழக்கம் மாறி ,
இரவில் நீ குளித்து தொலைத்ததால் -
வந்த வினையென்று ,
எனக்கு மட்டும் தெரியும் ..!

அது ஏன் -
இரவில் மட்டும் ,
இப்படி கொஞ்சுகிறேன் என்றாய் ...
இரவில்தான் எல்லை மீறலாமென்று -
இழுத்து அனைத்தேன் ..!

நீ அலுவலகம் விட்டு -
கிளம்பும் நேரத்தை கணக்கிட்டு ,
" நிலவு வரும் நேரமென்று" ,
வானிலை வாசித்தார்கள் ..!

உன் சிறுமூச்சு மேகமாகி ,
சினுங்களில் அது மழையாகி ,
பெருமூச்சு இடியாகி -
சிமிட்டல்கள் மின்னலாவதாய் ;
மழை உருவாகும் கதை சொன்னேன் ...
அடடா ஆரம்பித்துவிட்டானென்று -
இரவு காது மூடிக்கொண்டது ..!

நேற்றைய இரவில் -
உன் கைபட்ட மனல்திட்டு ,
இன்றைய இரவில் -
பூப்பெய்து ,
பெரும் மாளிகையாய் நிற்கிறது ..!

இரவில் -
உன் மேனி பட்ட பூவெல்லாம் ,
பகலில் -
பனியாக பெய்கிறது ..!

நீ -
நான் ,
நம் இரவு ...
அது போதும் ,
இந்த ஜென்மம் பூர்த்தியாகிவிடும் ..!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

முத்தங்கள் யாவும் ..!

முத்தங்கள் தந்து -
இனித்தவை எவையெனக்கேட்டாய் ,
இயலாத செயலென -
திருப்பிக் கொடுத்துவிட்டேன் !

முத்தம் கேட்டதற்கு முறைத்தாய் -
முறைத்துப்பார் என்றேன் ,
முத்தம் கிடைக்குமென்ற நினைப்பில் !!!

உன்னோடு நடக்கும் சண்டையில் -
முதல் சுற்றுக்களில் வென்றாலும் ,
கடைசியில் முத்தங்கள் தந்து -
மொத்தமாய் வென்றுவிடுகிறாய் !!!

நீ ரொம்ப கெட்டப்பையன் என்றாய் ...
ஏனெனக் கேட்டால் ,
பல முத்தங்கள் வாங்கிக்கொண்டு -
சில மட்டும் தருகிறேனென்றாய் !!!

நீ எது கேட்டாலும் ,
முத்தம் மட்டுமே -
தரத்தோன்றுகிறது !!!

உடம்பு சரியில்லை என்றேன் ...
காலை - இரண்டு முத்தங்கள் ,
மதியம் - உணவுக்கு முன் ஒன்று ;
இரவு - தூங்கும்வரை, என்று ;

உன் தொலைபேசி வழி முத்தங்களை -
நான் கண்மூடி இரசிக்கின்றேன் ,
அதன் சத்தம் கேட்ட தொலைபேசியோ-
என் காதுக்குள் இரசிக்கின்றது ..!

உடுத்திக்கொள்ள எதுவுமில்லாத நேரங்களில் ,
என் முத்தமெடுத்து அணிந்துகொள்கின்றன -
உன் உதடுகள் ..!

என்னைப்பற்றி நாலு வார்த்தை சொல்லென்றாய் -
“முத்தம்” என்று நான்கு முறை சொன்னேன் ,
'அதைத்தவிர உனக்கு ஒன்றுமே தெரியாதா', என்றாய் ...
உனைப்பற்றி சொல்ல துவங்குகையில் ,
உதடுகள் யாவும் -
உன் முத்தங்களையே சொல்கின்றன ..!

‘எனக்கு உன்னைப்போல -
கவிதையெழுதத் தெரியாது’ என்றாய் ,
எனக்கு உன்னைப்போல -
முத்தம் தரத்தெரியாது ..!

உலகின் மூன்று பங்கு நிலத்தை -
ஆக்கிரமித்தாலும் ,
உன் பாதம் மட்டுமே முத்தமிடும் -
பாக்கியம் பெற்றிருக்கிறது கடலலை ..!

ஈரக்காற்று -
உதடுதொட்டு போகையில் ,
உன் முத்தமென்று நினைத்து -
ஏமாந்துபோகிறேன் ..!

நீ கொடுத்த முத்தமனைத்தும் -
திருப்பித் தரவேண்டுமென்றால் ,
என் வாழ்வு முழுதும் -
முழித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கவேன்டியதுதான் ..!

உன்னிடம் இருந்துவரும் அனைத்து மடல்களும் -
"அவசரமாய் ஆறு முத்தம் தேவை" என்றே -
முடித்து தொலைக்கிறது ..!

கணவுகளின் தொலைவு -
நிஜமாகும்வரை ,
முத்தங்களின் தொலைவு -
முடிந்துபோகும்வரை ..!

நீ முத்தமிடும் பொழுதெல்லாம் -
நான் குட்டி குட்டி "அம்னீசியாவால்" ,
அவதிப்படுகின்றேன் ..!

அத்தனை கூட்டதினிடையே -
யாருக்கும் தெரியாமல் முத்தம் கேட்டாய் ,
தோட்டமே வைத்திருந்தாலும் -
திருட்டு மாங்காய்தான் சுகம்போலும் ..!

முத்தங்களுக்கு வர்ணம் சொன்ன முனிவர்-
நீயாகத்தான் இருப்பாய் ...
"பல் விளக்காத காலை முத்தம்", பச்சையாம் -
"சாமி கும்பிடும் இடைவெளியில் கொடுத்ததோ", வெண் நிறமாம் ;
"அதிகாலை முத்தம்", வெட்கச்சிவப்பாம் ;
"உச்சி வெய்யில் முத்தமோ", உஷ்ன மஞ்ஜளாம் -
"இரவு முத்தம் யாவும்", காரிருளாம் ..!

தருவது நீ -
பெற்றுக்கொள்வது நான் ,
நந்தியாக வரும் வெட்கத்தை -

முத்தத்தின் தித்திப்பில் திசைமறந்து -
மளிகைக்கடையில் ,
“முத்தம் இரண்டுகிலோ வேண்டுமென்று”, உளரி -
மானம் போகக்கண்டேன் ..!

காற்று வழி முத்தம் அனுப்புகையில் -
பத்திரமாய் மூடி அனுப்பு ,
விண்ணிலேயே தேன் கிடைப்பதால் -
தேனீக்களெல்லாம் திருடிக்கொண்டுபோகிறது ..!

இமைகள் படபடக்கின்றன ,
உதடுகள் துடிக்கின்றன ;
காதுகள் விடைக்கின்றன ...
ஒற்றை முத்தத்தில் ,
ஓறாயிரம் நிகழ்வுகள் ..!

உன் முத்தங்கள் யாவும் -
மொத்தமாக கிடைத்தால் ,
காசிக்கு போகாமலே -

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

கண்ணக்குழியில் செய்த குழிப்பனியாரங்கள் ..!

வடைசுட்ட பாட்டி -
அதைத்திருடிய அண்டங்காக்கா ,
கதை பழையது என்றாலும் ,
" நீ சொல்கையில் புதிதாய் இருக்கிறது".

குழிப்பனியாரம் பிடிக்குமென்று -
ஆசையாய் செய்துகொடுத்தாய் ,
இரண்டு மட்டும் இனிப்பாய் இருந்தது,
அவைமட்டும் உன் கண்ணக்குழியில் செய்தவையோ ..!

எம்மொழியில் வேண்டுமானாலும் பேசிக்கொள் -
எனக்குப் புரியும்,
உன் பாவணை மட்டும் பார்ப்பதால் ..!

அறைக்கண்ணால் விழித்து,
அழகாய் சோம்பல் முறிக்கையில்;
இன்னொரு கவிதைக்கு வித்திடுகிறாய் ..!

இப்படி ஒரு விடியல் கிடைப்பதால்தான் -
சூரியன் சூடேரிப்போகிறது,
தயவு செய்து -
கொஞ்சம் தாமதமாய் கண்விழி ..!

ஓடியாடி வேலை பார்த்து -
நீ உறங்கிபோகையில், உலகே ஓய்வெடுக்கிறது,
அடுத்த நாள் விழிக்கையில் -
குட்டிப்புயல் கிளம்பிவிட்டதென்று செய்தி வருகிறது ..!

அன்று ஓடை தாண்டுவதற்கு கரம்பிடித்தபொழுது -
விட்டுவிடாதே என்றாய் ...
இன்று பேருந்தில் நுழைவதற்கு -
கரம் நீட்டுகையிலும் ,
விட்டுவிடாதே என்றாய் ...
நாளை எனைக் கைப்பிடிக்கையிலும் ,
விட்டுவிடாதே என்பாய் ...
எனக்கு மட்டும்தான் தெரியும் ,
ஓடையிலிருந்தே உன் கரம் பிடித்துக்கொண்டிருப்பது ..!

தூசுபட்டு கலங்கிய கண்கள்கண்டு ,
" ... அழாதடா ப்ளீஸ் -
யாராச்சும் அழுதா கூட ,
சேர்ந்து அழத்தான் தெரியும்,
ஆறுதல் படுத்த தெரியாது ", எனும் -
அப்பாவி பெண்ணாகவே இருக்கிறாய் ..!

எழுதிய கவிதையை ,
உனக்கும், விகடனுக்கும் அனுப்பினேன் ...
நல்லா இருக்குடா என்றாய் ,
விகடனைப்பற்றி மறந்துவிட்டேன் ..!

கடல்பார்க்கப் போகையில் -
அழகு குறைத்துச் செல் ,
தேவதையென்று நினைத்து -
அலையனைத்தும் உன் பின்னால் வந்துவிடும்,
அப்புறம் ஊரே வெள்ளக்காடுதான் ..!

காற்றடித்தாலே -
குளிர்கிறதென்கிறாய் ...
உன் மடி பார்த்தாலே -
தூக்கம் வருகிறதென்கிறேன் ..!

அசைவம் வேண்டாம் -
அந்த ஜீவன்கள் பாவமென்றாய் ...
எனை மட்டும், தினம் தினம் -
பார்வையாலேயே கொத்தித் தின்பது நியாயமோ ..!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just keep me in your Prayers..!

For all those doubts,
I ask now is "Ex miss me" ...
For all those distance,
I ask now is "Ex mile me"...

Stand in the middle of train tracks -
Look at them going off in the distance,
Though not, but i believe -
They meet up yonder a ways ...
Just like both of us Stay apart -
But close in the beat of Heart ...

Distance does make the heart grow Fonder,
You're my Best Friend Forever ...
All that i want you is,
Just keep me in your Prayers..!

P.S: Hope this will make you want to reach out to those you love.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Left make it Right ...

One more hard fought final and one more true winner.
Yes, Nadal did it again and against Federer in the Aussie open Tennis final.
The magical left hand did the trick again.

Rafa is always considered as best in grasscourt and weak against hard court. By lifting the australian open title, which is his 6th grandslam win proved what an excellent player he is, by adapting the game to suit all surfaces. He improved his service which is his weakness compared to his opponents, but federer seems like in his downfall and never looked like he spotted his own weakness and improved it. Might be players like Nadal, Murray, Verdasco, Djokovic improved their level to federer and going past beyond him and that made federer wondering what wrong he is doing to keep away from the 14th grandslam title to equal Sampras record.

Federer is considered as legend, but nadal is emerging like a giant monster to go past against him. Federer had beaten the likes of Roddick, Safin, Hewitt, Philippoussis, Baghdatis and Gonzalez in Grand Slam finals… good players all, some very good, but none of those players could be called great, even though they have five Grand Slam titles between them. But Nadal won 3 titles in his 6 grandslams against Federer who is considered as great, that proves he is becoming great player.

Great players bring in something special. At some point during their career, they demonstrate skills and toughness that they are invincible. How long one does so is perhaps what determines whether that player has a claim to be one of the greatest.Federer has not looked confident facing Nadal. He is not going to beat Nadal by engaging in long baseline rallies. He has become too predictable for Nadal.

In my opinion, we are watching the greatest player ever (best shotmaker, genius control etc.) against the greatest athlete and mental competitor ever in tennis (plus incredible groundstrokes). these two are going to be regarded as 2 of the best ever. No doubt.

Nadal is agressive player, but it's great to see that Nadal has a special respect for federer and always considered him as champion and legend. Nadal never jumped in joy or scream like anything after winning the matches against federer. This one character will be appreciated and respected by all.

But Sad that Federer always take away Rafa's joy by crying like a baby. When Rafa lost the Wimbledon final in 2007 Rafa cried in the locker room and not in full view -which means he didn't take Federer glory away from him.

Federer has done it once again by saddening Rafa and not allowing Rafa to take his full acclaim for all his hard work. He needs to sort himself out and act in a more professional manner. Human emotions has to be repected and its hard to digest the loss. By all means, cry but don't do it so dramatic that the crowd feel sorry for you and take away the joy from the winner.

All set for the next Wimbledon Grandslam and the race will be among Nadal, Federer, Murray, Verdasco ...

Nadal's era Continues... Go Rafa go ..!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Still Awake ???

It’s 10:10 in the evening and she happens to be online on gtalk with lights blazing green. So I think of buzzing.

“Still Awake?”
“Done vyth d Dinner?’.

I type in ‘Still awake?’ and then start thinking about it. I think for about a minute about pressing the enter key but something tells me I shouldn’t. So I get back to surf for PMP materials. Then after a few minutes I again see the green dot. Should I buzz? Ask her whether she is done vyth her dinner? Tell her what I think? So I type in ‘Still Awake?’ again and am just about to press the enter button when suddenly a friend buzzes me sending the materials that I needed. I thank him and curse him and get back to pressing enter. Something tells me I shouldn’t. I press escape instead.

Around 10:30 I think about it again. Three times in last 15 minutes. It’s going the old way again, something I fear. Something I thought would never happen again. I click on the name in the list. I think about having a koffee. Its standard aftertake next to dinner. And anyway, I have my own cup of koffee at night nowadays (but that should have been done at around evening). I would buzz her after I have my koffee, I think. It’s foolish I know. At this point she might as well go offline any moment. But as if that forbidding voice inside me took me to the oven in the kitchen, I started preparing koffee. I come back at around 10:36. I type in ‘Still Awake?’ and am about to press enter. That voice inside my head grows stronger and so does the urge to talk to her. My battle continues when suddenly…she goes idle!

It’s not good to buzz a girl at night when she might have retired to bed already. I think. And I get back to that material i was reading.

MORAL: Don’t wait. Just do it if you think you are right. The voices in head are bullshit. It’s the voice of the heart which counts.

PS: Just a minute after this post, she went green again.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

ஒரு சாலையும் ஒரு தேவதையும், நானும்...

Inspired by a Song sequence in which a Girl dancing in the Rain ...

மழையில் நனைகிறதுன் மேலாடை ,
சாலையெங்கும் வழிகிறது அழகு!

எந்தவித தயக்கங்களும் இல்லாமல் யாருமில்லாத சுதந்திரத்தில் மழை நனைக்க, அழகு தெறிக்க சாலையில் ஓடி, நீ பேருந்து பிடிக்கும் அழகே தனி அனுபவம்...அதுவும் அவள் மனதுக்கு நெருக்கமான தோழி ஒருத்தியாயிருக்கையில், இன்னும் அற்புதமான அனுபவமாகி விடுகிறது அது!

மாலையில் வாடா என்றாய், மழைதான் வந்தது... உனைப்பார்க்க முடியவில்லை ..!

மழையில் நனைய விட்டு அதன் அறிமுகம் செய்தவள் அவள்! தண்ணீர் பட்டாலே துடித்திப்போகிற வேற்று கிரக வாசியைப்பொல் இருந்த என்னை, இருள் சூழ்ந்த மாலையில், பனி படர்ந்த மழையில் நடக்க விட்டிருந்தாள்.

யாரோடும் அதிகம் பேசாத அவள் என்னை மட்டும் சேர்த்துக்கொண்டதில் சந்தோசப்பட்டுக்கொண்டிருந்த மனதை; மிக மென்மையான இயல்பு (அவள் எப்படி அவ்வளவு அழகாக புன்னகை சிந்துகிறாள் என்பது நான் இன்னமும் அதிசயிக்கிற விசயம்) வெகு நிதானமான பெண்மை, முடிவெடுக்கிற ஆற்றல், நிறைவான தோற்றம் என மொத்தமாய் மிக அதிகமாய் வன் முறைசெய்து கொண்டிருந்தாள் அவள்...

அதே போல் யாரொடும் அதிகம் பேசாத என்னை , நேரம் போவது தெரியாமல் பேசச்செய்வதவலும் அவளே. மறந்துபோன, மறைந்துபோன உயிர் தோழியை நினைவுபடுத்தியவளும் அவளே.

அழகு தெறிக்க,வளைவுகள் அதிர, பெண்மையின் இயல்பான வாசனைகளோடு, மழையில் நனைகிற அழகுகளோடு, மிக முக்கியமானதாய், அவசர கதியிலும் என்னை தவிர்க்கவில்லை என்கிற மிக நெருக்கமானதான சினேகங்களோடும் என் நாட்களை அற்புதமாக்கிக்கொண்டிருந்தாள்...

என்ன ஒரு சோகம் அவள் இருக்கும் இடத்தில் நான் இருக்கும் தவம் அல்லது வரம் எனக்கு இதுவரையும் கிடைக்கவில்லை, இனிமேலும் கிடைக்கப்போவதில்லை...

உன்னைத்தொட்ட மழைத்துளிகள் -
விழுந்த இடங்களில்,

காற்றில் கரைகிறது -
உன்னில்பட்ட மழைத்துளிகள் ,
சாலையெங்கும் பூவாசம்...!

இந்தப்பக்கமாய் வருவாய் என்றே -
யாருக்கும் வழிவிடாமல் காத்திருக்கிறது ,
உனது அலுவலக சாலை வழி!

நீ -
வீதியில் வரும் வரை ,
காத்திருந்து ஒளிர்கின்றன ...
ஆங்காங்கே இருக்கிற -
சாலை விளக்குகள்..!

மூச்சு வாங்கிக்கொண்டிருக்கிறது

பூத்திருக்கிறது சாலை ...
அலுவலகம் வருகிற -

அதிர்ந்து வளைகிற அழகுகளில்
சிதறுகிறதென் கவனம்...
உன் மேலாடையில் வழிகிற
காற்றில் கரைகிறதென் சுவாசம்...
கன்னங்களில் இழைகிற கூந்தல்கற்றைகளில்
சிக்குகிறதென் கண்கள்...
நீ இழுத்து விடுகிற மூச்சில்
நிறைகிறதென் உயிர்!

பின் குறிப்பு:
இத்தனை நெருக்கமான தோழியாய் இருந்தும் அவள் தினம் அதிகாலையில் சோம்பல் முறிப்பதை பார்க்கும் சந்தர்ப்பம் எனக்கு அமைந்திருக்கவில்லை. அது ஒரு மாதிரியான தவிப்பாகத்தான் இன்றளவும் இருக்கிறது.

அவளை இப்பொழுது அதிகம் பார்ப்பதில்லை, நான் மழையில் நனைவதும் இல்லை... பின்னர் ஒருவேளை நிகழக்கூடும், நிலவொளியில் நிகழக்கூடும்... முன்பு நிகழ்திருக்கிறதைப்போலான தருனம்தான்... ஒரே வித்தியாசம், இப்பொழுது தோழியாக பார்க்கக்கூடும் ..!

காலம் மாற்றங்களை
கவ்விக்கொண்டு பயணிக்கிறது...
மாற்றங்கள் எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகின்றன!

நான் ..!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Curtain Raiser: Marley and Me

There are not too many movies I can't wait for the DVD to come out but this is one I’ll have to see in the theater.

Here is the curtain raiser for a much awaited movie “Marley and Me”, releasing on Christmas day.

This is a bittersweet story which brings all those pleasant memories of your beloved dog but the sad moments too. This is not only a story about World's Worst Dog and its funny facts, but also portrays how a dog plays a role in a life of a family which brings happiness and sorrow to them and how a beloved pet can be an integral part of it.

I was literally cried on reading the last 2 episodes of the novel and am pretty sure this is going to happen again on last half hour or couple of minutes of the film.

This is not talking about just a tear or two welling up — also talking abt grown men and women snuffling and sobbing uncontrollably, then dashing from the theater before the lights come up to avoid making eye contact with all the other blubbering saps. Seeing the ending, in all its horrifically sad detail, is bad enough if you're a grown-up (and a dog person).

If you're a little kid expecting a happy puppy movie, "Marley & Me" could cause serious trauma requiring hours of therapy and many scoops of ice cream to repair :-)

However, think the movie might be useful for younger people starting out in life, ones who have yet to learn the crushing, horrible truths of undying dog love.

And also "Marley & Me" could prove to be the ultimate date movie...Girls, "If his eyes are dry when the lights come up, dump him."

Marley is just all sort of nonsense ...consumes sofas, eats dry-wall, drinks from toilets, overturns garbage, breaks everything and swallows a valuable the end that is what makes your puppy special :-)...Marley's erratic and explosive activities will supply all the suspense, action and drama. Better watch all those fun in the movie.

I was keep tracking of the movie shooting and its proceedings and these were some funny incidents mentioned in "Behind the scenes" scoop..."The first day on set Jennifer Aniston looked over and saw the star of the movie, Clyde, who plays Marley, chewing her purse and turned to the trainer for help and they were just praising Clyde 'good dog' and paying him with a treat," Director Frankel said. "We just wanted Clyde always to misbehave, to be as rambunctious, rascally, surprising, energetic and funny as possible. Just like all of our dogs -- they are just a lot of trouble. All the joy is worth all of the trouble."

For anybody who read the book, you’ll know how this movie ends. But even if you hadn’t, it doesn’t take the detective inside you to figure out what’s going to happen...And don’t forget to bring a few tissues.

It will be a Mischievous Treat for all the pet lovers and for the adults too.
Have fun on Christams vyth ur Family and Marley...Merry Christmas to all.

P.S: It brings back all those sweet memories of my crazy little puppy "Snoopy". Miss you Snoopy :-(

Monday, December 08, 2008

Holiday Qns ...

It's time for Christmas, we singing for the world...
Let's live together, in harmony...
It's time for Christmas; it's time to heal the world...
Let's come together, it's Christmas time.

And its time for Fun with the Holiday Qns. Send your answers to my mail ASAP.

Most correct answers and the kvik replies will get a surprise Santa Gift :-)...Pinky Swear!!!

Merry Quizmas

Holiday Qns:

1. Which ocean is Christmas Island located in?
a) Atlantic b) Pacific c) Indian d) Arctic

2. What color crab is the most obvious of the species on Christmas Island?
a) Red b) Green c) Blue d) Brown

3. What is the official language on Christmas Island?
a) Malay b) French c) Spanish d) English

4. What type of climate does Christmas Island have?
a) Snow b) Rainforest c) Desert d) Swamp

5. What hemisphere do penguins live in?
a) Northern b) Southern c) Eastern d) Western

6. Pure snow is made of?
a) Frozen rain b) Ice Pellets c) Snow Crystals

7. Guess these Christmas Words

8. When playing outside in the winter you must wear?
a) A Baseball Cap b) A Fedora c) Sun Glasses d) A Toque

9. What Disney Princess was graced with the "Gift of Song"?
a) Aurora b) Belle c) Snow White

10. A Princess might eat a delicious dessert called a "Subtleties". What were they sculpted in the form of?
a) Animals and Heroes b) Knights and Horses c) Castles and Bridges

11. A Princesses beautiful gown was often made of?
a)Linen, Silk and Velvet b)Linen, Silk and Burlap c)Linen, Silk and Straw

The time starts now …

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் - Part 3

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Part 2>

என்னடா இந்நேரத்துக்கு -
காலை வணக்கம் சொல்கிறாயென்றாய் ...
உனைப்பார்த்த பின்னர்தானே -
எனது நாள் துவங்குகிறது ..!

எனக்கும் 'F9' keyக்கும் சண்டை ...
உன் மடலுக்கு காத்திருந்து காத்திருந்து -
Outlookல் 'F9' ஐ சதா தட்டியதால் -
அதற்கு தலைவலிக்கிறதாம் ..!

எப்படா கிளம்புவே என்றதர்க்கு ,
ஆறு மணிக்கு என்றாய் ...
பேய்கள் எல்லாம் '12 மனிக்கு'தானே கிளம்புமென்றதர்க்கு ,
பேயைப்போல் பாவனைசெய்து பயப்படுத்தினாய் ...
எப்படிச்செய்தாலும் எனக்கு நீ தேவதைதான் ..!

உனை பார்த்துவிட்டுப்போகலாமென -
எண்ணிக்கொண்டிருந்தேன் ,
எப்படித்தான் தெரிந்ததோ -
என்னோடு மழையும் சேர்ந்துகொண்டது ..!

குடை தளர்த்தி -
கொஞ்சம் தரிசனம் கொடு ...
ஊரிலுள்ள மழையனைத்தும் -
உனைப்பார்க்கத்தான் ஆசை ஆசையாய் பெய்கிறது ..!

அந்த மழை அழகா -
மழையில் நனையும் நீ அழகா ,
பார்க்கலாமென ஒடோடி வந்தேன் ...
அதற்குள் அவசரமாய் கிளம்பிவிட்டாய் ...

குடைமடக்கி பேருந்தினில் நுழைந்தாய் ...
இடைப்பட்ட தருணத்தில் உனைப்பார்த்த மழை ,
" நான் பார்த்துவிட்டேன், நான் பார்த்துவிட்டேன் " , என்று சத்தம் போட்டதை -
சோகத்தோடு பார்த்துக்கொண்டிருந்தேன் ..!

அந்த பொண்ணு அழகாய் இருக்கிறாளென்று -
உன்னிடம் காட்டுகையில் ,
அவசரப்படேல் நண்பாவென்று மிறட்டி ,
அவ்வப்போது என் அம்மாவாகவும் -
அவதாரமெடுக்கும் அதிசயம் நீ ..!

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் - Part 2

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snoopy's First Anniversary

It's exactly a year ago on Nov 14, my sweet little Pup left me alone in this physical world. Snoopy is such a best friend who is very loyal, naughty with full of energy. He is little bit cranky too and i loved that character a lot. He did not deserve to die so young.

I have a new pet called Sachin now, but snoopy is the best ever friend i have in my life. Snoopy is very jealous guy who always stays with me and never allow any other person to share the love. I suffered a lot during the days whn my Niece was born. I have to spend time with her instead of spending time with snoopy.Snoopy was very jealous during these days and we always have silly fights when i turn back to him.

The emotional reaction to the death of a pet is determined by our degree of involvement with that animal. The mourning for a pet can be far more intense than for a human. The pain you are experiencing after your pet’s death is real and even crippling emotionally. You are actually mourning the death of a very close member of your immediate family. In many ways, the pet becomes an extension of our own personality. Who has not experienced that special sense of awareness and greeting when we put the key in the lock and open the door? Coming home is a major event — no matter how long we were away. We had become so used to anticipating our pet’s welcome when we arrived, but now it is insanely silent.

The death of a beloved pet is traumatic. Our pets have become significant members of the families. They are considered our adopted children, our brothers and sisters. Only those who have suffered such a loss can truly know the heartache and pain it produces.

There is an old story called Rainbow Bridge:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

I believe Snoopy is living happily there, eagerly waiting for the day to meet.

It is funny how a small, stupid, dumb white mass of fur can touch you for a lifetime.

Miss You Snoopy ..!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Mittu: Tale of a Parrot

( Had a story about a "Tale of Parrot" in mind and thought of writing it over a long period of time. I was sharing this with my friends and everyone has different opinions and conclusion. Few want it to be a happy ending and some accepted whtevr i hv narrated. Thanks to my frnd deepa for helping out to bring the story live and well written...)


Hari walked quickly towards the bus stand,cursing the manager who had kept him back with some extra work just given just before he started to leave for the day.He hated extra tasks,especially the ones that were given after 5.30pm.Well,who liked them?

He slowed down near the Bhai's chai shop,where he would stop for his usual cup of tea and then wait for the 6.30 bus to take him home.Today,it would have to be the 7.30 one.He called out to Bhai for the usual cup of tea,then sat down on the old bench in front of the shop.As he sat there looking at passersby,a small bird came and sat beside him-a parrot.He was at first a little surprised to find that the bird had sat beside him without any fear,but he reasoned later that it might have escaped from some house.It stood looking at him with curious eyes,just as a kid would look at an animal in the zoo.He was amused by the thought,and laughed aloud.Immediately came the booming voice of Bhai from the teashop-"What happened,Haribhai?Won't you share the joke with us?"

He gave bhai an embarassed smile and proceeded to look angrily at the bird,but there was something in its eyes which tranformed his anger into a soft simple look,and later to a smile.He and the parrot looked at each other awhile,then it flew away.He had his tea and went home,thinking about the parrot.

The next day,he was late and in a foul temper because his boss had just told him that he would have to stay back everyday for the whole of next month.As he sat at the tea-shop bench,he heard the soft flutter of wings beside him.Sure enough,there was the little bird looking at him through its round,inquisitive eyes!Somehow,he felt comforted by its presence.He started a mental conversation with the bird,communicating silently with it.To his surprise,the bird sat there through the entire course of the coversation,reacting in ways which seemed to him as being appropriate to his flow of thoughts.

Slowly but surely,the bird became his cherished companion during his brief halt at the tea-shop.He would sometimes carry a chilli in his pocket to give Mittu(for that's what he named his winged mate) , watching as it ate up the surprise gift and looked at him gratefully before flying away.He would tell his five year old son Balu about his encounter with Mittu and it became a kind of bedtime tale for him,one which never ended and never lost its charm because it was so different each day.

However,this ended him in unexpected trouble as Balu,by nature an adamant kid used to having his way,started telling him that he too wanted to play with Mittu and his Dad should somehow bring the parrot home.Mittu's friend could not even think of such a thing as imprisoning his beloved friend ,but utimately the loving father in Hari won the tug of war between his emotions.He decided that Mittu would be happier at his home than in the dusty road near the tea-shop ,where somebody might catch it or some predator may make its mid-day meal out of it.

The next day,he went to the tea-shop as usual,but there was none of the usual joy in his heart.He dsimissed his thoughts and concentrated on his plans to catch the bird.

As luck would have it,the bird did not turn up that day-as if it had guessed his thoughts and decided to keep away form him.The next day,he left early from his office,hoping that Mittu might turn up early.But Mittu was no longer there.He missed the bird now-the soft flutter of its wings,the comfort of a silent companion with whom he could share his thoughts,the innocence of its round eyes regarding him as someone special.With the bird,he was indeed a special person,not just one of the millions who went about the world and worked in jobs that could easily have been done by anyone else,men without an identity.

As days passed by,Mittu passed into oblivion.The usual chores and troubles of life ensured that he was kept busy,if not happy.But Balu never forgot the bird,as he no longer had his supply of bedtime stories.He kept pestering Daddy to buy him a bird,a talking bird.Finally,Hari went to the nearby bazaar and bought him a parrot-a small bird in a big,blue painted cage.

Balu was excited by the arrival of the bird and would not leave its side even for a while.It took quite an effort to drag him to school when the holidays were over and the school re-opened. The bird was quite normal,except in one significant way.Every day,around 7'o clock ,it would flap its wings excitedly,making a frantic attempt to come out of the cage,even hurting its beak once in the process.And it used to fall silent whenever it saw Hari.Hari,on the other hand,never cast a second glance at the bird which had been his companion for a short while in his long life. After all,he was a human with a long life and a short memory.

Monday, November 03, 2008

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் ..!

புதுத்தோழி கிடைத்த சந்தோஷத்தில் ,
மறந்துவிட்டேனென்று -
என் இராமன் கோபித்துக்கொண்டான் ...
அவளுக்கும் உனைத்தான் பிடிக்குமென்று -
அழகாய் பொய்சொல்லி சமாளித்தேன் ..!

அவளுக்கும் துளசிமாலை பிடிக்குமெனச்சொல்லி -
பேச்சை மாற்றினேன் ,
என் கடவுளுக்கு பிடித்ததே -
உனக்கும் பிடிக்கிறதென்று அவளிடம் சொன்னாயாயென்று ,
இராமன் வம்பிழுத்தான்..!

தேவதைகளின் இருப்பிடம் தெரியுமாவென்று -
இராமனிடம் கேட்டேன் ,
தெரிந்துகொண்டே கேட்காதே -
காற்று வரட்டும் கிளம்பு என்றான் ..!

பாட்டியின் கதைகளில்தான் -
தேவதையைபற்றி கேட்டுள்ளேன் ...
இப்படித்தான் இருக்குமென்று ,
இன்றுதான் கண்டுகொன்டேன் ..!

நிலவுக்கு வயது -
இருபது கோடி ஆண்டுகளாம் ...
எனக்கு தெரிந்து -
25 வயதுதானே ஆகிறது ..!

முதல் சந்திப்பில் ,
முத்துக்களாய் உதிர்த்த வார்த்தைகள் -
நியாபகம் உள்ளதா என்றாய் ...
முகத்தை பார்ப்பதிலேயே ,
முழு நேரத்தையும் செலவழித்ததை -
எப்படிச்சொல்வேன் உன்னிடம் ..!

திருவிழாவிற்கு எல்லோரும் அலங்காரம் செய்கையில் ,
நீ மட்டும் அழகை குறைத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தாய் ?
சாமியைவிட சற்றுகுறைவான அழகில் -
இருக்கவேண்டுமென்ற நல்லெண்ணத்தில் ..!

எனக்குப்பிடித்த புத்தகம் கேட்டதற்க்கு ,
சந்திக்கும்பொழுது தருகிறேன் என்றாய் ...
புத்தகம் கேட்டதே ,
உனைப்பார்க்கத்தானென்று அறியாமல் ..!

இந்தப்புத்தகம் வாங்க -
இந்தியா செல்லவேண்டுமென்றாய் ...
அடிப்போடி பைத்தியம் ,
அடுத்த தெருவிலிருக்கும் 'Starbucks'ல் சந்திக்கத்தானென்று -
உண்மை சொன்னேன்..!

இந்தக்கவிதையெல்லாம் உபயோகமாக -
தோழியொருவள் கிடைக்குமாவென்று யோசித்தேன் ...
நானிருக்க நீயெதற்க்கு யோசிக்கவேண்டுமென்று -
திட்டித்தீர்த்தாய் ..!

கவிதைவர காரணம் கேட்டாய் ...

காதல்கொள்வதால் வரலாமென்றேன் ,
கிறுக்குப்பிடித்தாலும் வருமென்று நக்கலடித்தாய் ...
காதலும் ஓர் கிறுக்குத்தனம்தானடி ..!

காபி வரட்டும் ,

தலையில் கொட்டுகிறேன் என்றாய் ...
ஏற்கனவே ,
காதல் தேனீ கொட்டிவிட்டது ..!

போதும் விளையாட்டு -
புறப்படலாம் என்றாய் ,
நிஜமாகவே ஏதேனும் விளையாடலாமென்றேன் ...
என் விளையாட்டுப்பொருளே நீயெனச்சொல்லி -
ஏமாற்றி வென்றுவிடுகிறாய் ..!

முதன்முதலாய் தோல்விகளை -

நேசிக்க கற்றுக்கொண்டேன் ,
வென்றது நீயென்பதால் ..!

என்னடா ஒன்றுமே பேசாமல் வருகிறாயென்றாய் ...
ஆர்ப்பாட்ட பேச்சுக்கள் வேண்டாம்,
அழகிய புன்னகைகூட வேண்டாம் ,
அருகில் அமர்ந்து வா போதும் ..!

எனையும் உன் வீட்டிற்கு -

அழைத்துப்போ என்றாய் ...
பூஜையறைக்கு இன்னொரு சாமி சிலை -
வாங்கி வருவதாய் அம்மாவிற்கு செய்தியனுப்பினேன் ..!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Matured :-)

For those sweet stupids and idiots who always tease me as kid... I'M matured, yes i am :-)

hv been to india for 2 weeks of vacation and met my sister cum friend after long time and had a few chat abt her wrk, marriage life and her kid.

Thn bck to hartford and continued my wrk fine day i got a mail frm her... and this is the proof of concept for the words i mentioned in the subject.

Hei booth ...
Tx for spending few mts in b/w ur busy vacation ... blah blah blah...
I was surprised to see you this time. Hmm you are quite matured man (u r already matured guy but i meant abt your other part of childish character, which is misisng this time)You talked less, listened more. no jokes ... no talks abt chocolates, cartoons, comics, pets . no PJ's ...completely diff frm the short sweet little kid (ofcourse brothers r always kids for their sisters na) which i saw u on the initial days in cognizant (Crazy, nonstop loda loda full of energy and enthu...)...nyway gud for u and all :-)

P.S: I'm not 100% sure whether i'm matured enuf :-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

என் வீடு வா, என்னோடு வாழ வா …

கடல் நீளம் பெரியது ,
அதனால்தான் கப்பல் தந்தான் …
வாழ்க்கை மிக கஷ்டம் ,
அதை மாற்றவே உனைத்தந்தான் ...
சம்மதமென்றால் :
என் வீடு வா, என்னோடு வாழ வா ..!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

இப்படித்தான் இரவு பிறந்ததோ ..!

ஊரனைத்தும் உன் பின்னால் ,
பித்துப்பிடித்து அலைகிறது ...
அது எப்படி ஒன்றும் தெரியாதவள்போல் -
சாந்தமுகமாய் செல்கிறாய் ?

நகரும் பூவின் ,
நருமணம் உணரமுடியாமல் தவிக்கிறது -
வண்ணத்துப்பூச்சி ,
கொஞ்ச நேரம் ஓரிடத்தில் நின்றுகொண்டிரு ..!

உன் ஒற்றைச்சோம்பலில் ,
என் இதயம் -
ஓராயிரம் சில்லுக்களாய் ..!

"எப்படா வருவ", என்ற -
உன் வினாவிற்கு ,
அடுத்த மாதமென்று சொல்லி ;
உன் - ஆசையில் மண் தூற்றுவதைவிட ;
நாளையே வந்துவிடுவேனென்று, ஏமாற்றுவது மேல் ..!

குலதெய்வ கோவிலுக்கு போகலாமென்றார்கள் ...
உன்னை ஒருமுறை சுற்றிவந்து ,
நேர்த்திக்கடன் முடிந்ததென்று சொன்னேன் ..!

உன்னில் நனைவதர்க்காகவே ,
மழை வருகிறது ...
குடை விட்டெறிந்து ,
குதூகலம் அணிந்துகொள் .
மோட்சமடையட்டும் மழை ..!

" ஒரு ஊரில் இரண்டு தேவதைகள் ", என்று -
பாட்டி கதைசொல்ல ஆரம்பிக்கையில் ,
பொய் சொல்லாதே ஒரு தேவதைதானென்று ,
ஓரக்கண்ணால் உனைப்பார்த்து சிரித்தேன் ..!

உள்ளூர் மாப்பிள்ளை வேண்டாமென -
உன் தகப்பன் சொல்லக்கேட்டு ,
அடுத்த நாளே அனைவரும் -
பக்கத்து ஊருக்கு குடிபெயர்ந்தனர் ...!

நீ சிரிக்கையில் உலகமும் சிரிக்கிறது விளையாடுகையில்,
உனக்கு துணையாக வருகிறது .
நீ உறங்கப்போகையில் - உலகே அமைதியாகிவிடுகிறது.
இப்படித்தான் இரவு பிறந்ததோ ..!

அதிர்ஷ்டக் கற்கள் -
இருக்கிறதா தெரியாது ...
நீ தொடும் கற்கள் அனைத்தும் ,
அதிர்ஷ்டம் படைத்தவைதான் ..!

உன்வீட்டு நாய்க்குட்டி மட்டும் ,
வளரவே மாட்டேன் என்கிறது ?
பிறகுதான் விளங்கியது ,
குட்டிகளைத்தான் நீ கொஞ்சுகிறாயாம் ..!

என்வீட்டு காக்கை மட்டும் -
கொஞ்சம் வினோதமானது !
உன் வருகையை மட்டும் எதிர்பார்த்து -
கரைந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது ..!

ஊர்சுற்றி கச்சேரி நடத்தும் -
குயில் கூட்டமனைத்தும் ,
உன்வீட்டு கூரையில் வாயடைத்த நிலையில் -
நீ பேசுவதை கேட்டுக்கொண்டிருக்கின்றன ..!

திருவிழாவிற்கு எல்லோரும் அலங்காரம் செய்கையில் ,
நீ மட்டும் அழகை குறைத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தாய் ?
சாமியைவிட சற்றுகுறைவான அழகில் ,
இருக்கவேண்டுமென்ற நல்லெண்ணத்தில் ..!

வெளியூருக்கு சென்று திரும்புகையில் ,
உனக்காக குச்சி மிட்டாய் வாங்கிவந்ததை கிண்டலடித்தாய் ...
எத்தனை வயதானாலும் ,
எனக்கு நீ குழந்தைதான் ..!

கடல்பார்க்க போகையில் -
மறந்துபோய் வா என்று கூப்பிட்டுவிடாதே ;
உள்செல்லும் அலையனத்தும் உன் பின்னால் வந்துவிடும் ...
அப்புறம் ஊரே வெள்ளக்காடுதான் ..!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy Independence Day ...

Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose. So let’s celebrate the true essence of freedom.

Where is India, sixty-one years after Independence?

Some say India is shining, others will tell you, India is incredible, India is the nation to reckon with in the future, but this India is still far from where she could and should be.

Everyone knows where India stands now and what has to be done to take it to future as a developed nation. Let we do our part and the future decides our stand. So I don’t want to debate or discuss those issues. This page is just to wish all my fellow citizens.

But definitely India’s indirect strength is its family oriented culture and India will be strong enough to withstand all sorts of issues until the family oriented culture remains.

This is the country which Rules the world and the future is not far away …

Wishing you all my Fellow citizens, a very Happy and Memorable Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

When you are Lost ?

Once the college days got over, all your friends will be moved to different part of the world for the jobs, some get married and busy with life...When days and years passes, slowly we lose touch and cant maintain the contact vyth everyone. Only few of the Best friends will be in the bucket list of contacts.Later when you become more responsible person both in job and life, you'll be drawing your own circle and its tough to come out though you are trying to get away.Sometimes they are just not around when you need is quite an unfortunate situation if you are not hooked yet... ;-)

I was infact in such a situation couple of times, for me i found my kinda friends a lot from college to office...And as i am a freak out kinda guy, i used to be there with friends always and never want to be alone...and being abroad it is more difficult to be in touch. I simply do not know what to do. I miss all my childhood friends, school friends, college friends. Forget to wish my friends on their birthdays, wedding anniversaries etc.

Some of you will feel that you have nobody to fall back on at your work place, although they may be sweet and nice, they would not take a stab in thier chest when there is a need to...I believe that I had such friends...the true ones, the special ones...but all of us have lost touch or have very little touch with one another...This will happen to your friends too and they might find difficult to contact you... This is where you should think practically...You shouldnt feel that they are ignoring you. They might have their own problems and concerns but they definitely have a place in their heart.Wait for them or forgot abt the ego and you take the initiative to make a call...It will hurt sometimes when there is no answer...Dont worry buddy, time will heal it...

So all can take the present situation as an opportunity to open up and meet new ppl in life and be happy with the old ppl whoever still bothers to be in touch with u till now.....

Have you guys ever faced such a thing...?

P.S: Make a wishlist of your friends and give a surprise call or visit them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miracles do happen if you believe in Love.

It was yet another Rainy evening in Hartford. A Nescafe and a Chilli Bhajji will add perfect ecstasy to the lovely weather.Made a coffee (Forgot about Chilli Bhajji as no ingredients avail) and sat on the window corner to look at the passing vehicles by.

There's a small pond formed due to recent rains on the steep slope of nearby Freeway.

The green grass and the yellow flowers with the water droplets on them is a real scenic beauty. Thought of having a walk on the road and sop for a moment in the rain but changed the mind by forecasting the cold and fever bcoz of that.

At that moment i saw 2 cute Squirrels playing each other, jumping on the pond and tree nearby. They are usually bigger one compared to squirrels seen in India. After couple of minutes one of the squirrels which look bigger than other climbed on the tree to get away from the rain for a while. The sparrow in the tree looks angry bcoz of the squirrel peeked in there. While the other one though it is smaller but very active, continued to play and seems like trying to practice swimming on the stream of water flowing there. Suddenly it got struck on the bush in the water and not able to move further. It tried harder to move his body but not able to. Slowly the water level increased and squirrel will get drown in couple of minutes if it won’t move away soon.

I could feel its lungs heating up due to inadequate dosage of oxygen in every breath. The way to the nearby tree was ajar. It looks like it was drifting back and forth from consciousness. Unable to bare the fear of death, it tried his level best to get away but its body got struck in the bush. I felt like running hard and help the squirrel but the steep hole there looks like I can’t get into that deep stream of water. Literally I felt helpless and guilty of that. The showers increased further and the other squirrel in the tree was shivering due to chillness and settled in a curvature between two branches leaving it not aware of the happening on the other side.

Now I saw the Miracle. ..

The Sparrow in the tree started amusing the squirrel in the tree. It was trying to bite the squirrel with its beak and pulling its tail. Squirrel started chasing sparrow and it fly away to nearby branch. Again it started flying on top of the squirrel's head. Now the chase began again. Sparrow flies down to the tree and the squirrel followed down but it just stays below the tree due to rain. Sparrow did the irritating thing again and again and flies near to the pond. Squirrel started chasing the sparrow again. I was feeling the intention of sparrow now. I don’t know whether the sparrow's act was intentional or it’s just playing with the squirrel. It made me curious to see without worrying about the Hot Nescafe becoming Cold Coffee.

Now the sparrow almost flies near to the bush where the other squirrel got struck and bites that squirrel’s tail too. The chasing squirrel saw this incident and looks like it got shocked of the horrible scene. It ran to the bush and was trying to peek in. The bush got some thorny sticks and slippery fungus plants.

The speed of stream water increases and it looks like both squirrels will get drowned in the water. Couple of minutes later, the bigger one finally peeked inside the bush and tried to pull the other ones tail but not able to. It was trying hard and moved here and there tensed and sniffing something on the other ones head. I was searching the sparrow, but it was not seen. I prayed god for the happy ending of this incident. Finally the bigger squirrel started biting and pulling the bush and succeeded in removing few and now it started pulling the other ones tail by its mouth. I saw it slowly pulling it out of bush. The bigger one looks like motivated and started pulling it harder now and to my surprise it literally pulled the other one out of bush and brought it to the top of the pond.

It very carefully licked the other squirrel (don’t know exactly whether its licking or biting softly to bring consciousness), sat beside it, laid its bushy tail on its body to cover and make it warmth, it was rolling on the other squirrels body, puling its tail and the next thing I knew, it was Alive. I saw the squirrel doing something out of happiness. I just punched my hand on the air. They both ran and climbed on the tree. I read such things only in the story, but literally seeing live. Wow what a gr8 miracle I saw in my lifetime.

Is everything happened was Gods act. Did the sparrow really tried to help squirrel or just played and had fun with squirrel. Anyway it shows god still has hope of remains of Love in this cruel world.

This incident however opened new insights. Yet again, love proved itself as the most outstanding healer. My falling belief about love being a weakling in the tech world has been crushed. After all, Miracles do happen if you believe in Love :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Forgive me Sachin ..!

I’ve arrived ... my first breath ...
It was my first glimpses of blurred colors...There is a light ahead, but not able to see ...
My first day in earth...Difficult to open my eyes...
Where am I now?
Are you there?
I feel hungry? Am i alone or i have siblings ?
Yes i have ...
I feel the warmth of my siblings ( yet to know whether its my brother or sister as i am yet to open my eyes fully)
hei whoz that ? someone is licking my ears...eyes... limbs...i feel so warmth and good...thats my brother... Hei Bro..Hw u doing dude?
My basic instinct allowed me to crawl and couple of minutes later, i have done my first dine along with my siblings...
Mum ...Can you tell me how earth looks ?
Are we alone on earth or some other creatures are there?
When can i see you Mum?
It seems like i have to wait for couple of days to get a clear vision...
After a week... i have seen the first image of my mum looks so pretty and cute...and now i see 2 more fellows...Are those my sisters and brothers?
They are like me...but my brother is very active...and then i came to know that he is elder to me and my sister is younger to me...
We had a nice time ...My Mum takes care of us a lot and wont let us go out anywhere away from her...
Where is Dad ? Is he gone for getting some food or busy in looking for another lady?
MuM ...
What are you doing?
It’s warm against her body
Feeling safe with the others
Why are we all different?
I’m moving – but not with paws
It’s one of those human beings
The little one is nearing ...
The kid look at us and choosing which one to take ?
What is all this that I’m seeing?
Mum! Why are you staying? plz something...
I’m being taken by the others
We’re moving away and they’re looking at me ..
I saw my mum facing worst day of her life... barking like anything with tears in the eyes...trying to protect the other pups...
Now I’ll never see my Mother...
Ow! A sharp pain in my leg
A hug from the human one ...
He feeds me and plays with me ...
Perhaps this life could be fun
Funny – they touch with their mouths
They talk to a thing by their ears
They wear clothes and eat with sticks
Have they done this for all these years?
They move along in metal things
They watch things in a square
And listen to noises from a box
I’ve got Fur – they have Hair
I’m supposed to be a Human’s Best Friend ... but they never think my best friends are my fellow creatures...
Will i get a another sweet warm lick from my Brother... Will i ever play with my sister ?
I want to play in the streets...i want to roam on the road...
Am living a luxury a golden food and pleasure time with human ones... Is that my life?
Don't i have my own world? my own imagination ?
we never bothered whethr you're abled or disabled or whatever colour your skin...for us , you're just another kin.
we love you for you, just as you are ...And for the love that you give back...
We live for your smiles and your cuddles ...That's all w require, from the leader of ur pack.
We don't care if you are older ...And your joints, may creak and ache ...We never let our old ones live on old age homes...we live together wherever we live ..!

We have such adoration for you ,There's no need to change for us.
When you see 2 dogs barking each other in hidden place...Dont think we talk about you !!! We aren't human beings to do such silly things... 'tis true!

We Never mind your sexuality ... we never have race difference..we dont even knw wht is caste, creed, color... we know only the colors of only categorized us with various breed, caste makes no difference for us...but thats the major difference b/w you and us...

We love you, no matter what, you see ...Without question, or significance...Thats why we are called as Human's Best Friend...But are you like this to us ???

I belong to the family – I do
Some think I’m a dumb animal
From what I’ve seen – so are you Mr Prabhu!
............Whether you thought like this or not..but Forgive me Sachin ... i cant give back ur Mum but i can give you the Love at the Max i can..!

P.S. Sachin is my new PuP :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Why Change Management?

Without knowing how things are organized in your environment and how they relate to each other, it’s hard not only to make team decisions but also to deploy business factors.
Every function does some change, like defect, development and enhancement.

Change management and IT asset management are the two practices that can deliver the biggest and quickest potential gains both in terms of reduced cost and improved efficiency.
For e.g.; you go for a meeting to discuss about earlier release and new release. You need to have track of earlier changes and current. Would you take spread sheet and do all manual process to stuff the data inside. Then I would say you are late buddy, your release date would have been gone past already before you step into pre release meeting J

Poor Change Management:
Even though you have CM in process, but a poor management will have no impact on business results.

Loss of employee productivity leads to increased audit fees and production fines which further leads to lost revenue, market share and finally the loss of customer confidence. Are you ready to risk all these factors?

So you agree with me and already analyzed to go for a change management tools. Sounds good, but have a pit stop and think about the factors induce poor management of change control tools before proceeding further.

Here goes… Factors like unauthorized changes, unplanned outages, low change success rate, high number of emergency changes, delayed project implementations.
So remember change management doesn’t mean that just version controlling of code snippets. It broadens to all the factors above and it penetrates to project management too.

Process Definition:
We define process and you follow it.
Here is a simple example,
IT budgeting and strategy will be split in the following way.70% of the budget actually spent just on keeping the light on J (Just maintenance and support- I mean the operations). 10 % for strategy and 20% for application. What happen there is you just fuelling the engine to run and not reinvesting to maximize the profit margin? So what you have to do here is to automate the some of the IT operation piece of change, to be able to shift those cost out of operation and reinvest them to fuel your strategic initiatives and this brings the IT operations as value center align with the business. Here comes the change management to help you. This frees you to focus on your business.

So talking about IT operation, basically your Service or Helpdesk is the starting point of that and occupies 40 to 50 %. Performance and availability covers around 20 % and our guy change management to 40 %. But when we look at where companies are starting to move, really there are focusing on CM and one of hard area and pain in the nose for them.

The Road Map:

Let me put up a question for you, what process or plan you are going to implement on this year?

Is it on service desk, incident or problem management, change configuration and release management, only configuration management, marketing strategy, resource utilization? May be you don’t have any plans at all this time and planning to surviveJ. Let me come to the point you would have rated nearly 70% for change config and release management followed by incident /problem management and service desk. Am I right?

Hmm slowly am getting into your mind. So optimize your business success by managing change and configuration management together. Still you won’t abide with me! Then just give me the solution for this. How do you deploy a software update or critical patches to thousands of devices in a single day? 15 thousands in a month, bunch of defects which almost equal t the entire Hartford population etc etc. This will take you up to 4 to 6 months to do it by manual. Here comes the process and the automation of change management. Got it buddy!

Now you want to know what is change management and the life cycle or the architecture behind this. See you are on the same road and asking about CM. Welcome to the party..!
CM life cycle will be split into Plan, Deliver and operate. Every face of SDLC have change management tools to take control. They vary from specific area expertise like defect, version control, build or end to end CM tool. So you are hitting every part of the SDLC. You are having fun!

You have various CM tools like Rational ClearCase, HP change management, SVN, CVS, StarTeam which are widely used depend upon project structure.

Is it Repeatable process?

And at one point of time, people feel that CM is a repeatable process. I model it, schedule it, get approval, implement, verify and deploy it. The same work i do everyday and where is the fun part. Then i say it’s not the way of doing work. Always ask What, When, Where, How and Why? Everyday you will get different answers and you are back to business. We're riding a bus and the driver is assuring us that he knows where he's going. Game on..!

As mentioned on the beginning, the impact of CM will be better business decisions and successful deployment of business product.

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