Friday, May 22, 2009

Oh Butterfly butterfly ...

A beautiful song from the movie Meera composed by Ilayaraja the music maestro. Listen this song here - (psst... Vikram is a treat for the eyes in this song)

Oh butterfly...butterfly...

yen viriththaai siragai.. (why did you open your wings)

arugil nee varuvaayo unakkaaga thirandhen manadhin kadhavai (will you come closer, I opened the doors of my heart for you)

yenaiyum dhaan unaippole padaiththaane iraivan yenum oar thalaivan (Lord the master created me just like you)

nerungumbodhu ahappadaamal parandhu pogiraai (when I come closer you fly away)

nizhalaip pola thodarum yennai marandhu pogiraai (You forget me whos following you like a shadow)

aahaa unakku yaarum thadaiyum ingu vidhippadhillaiye aahaa yenakkum kooda adimaikkolam pidippadhillaiye(Nobody has set a limit for you and so do I detest bondage)

unai naan sandhiththen...unaiye sindhiththen yenai nee inai serum thirunaal varumo ( I met you and I thought about you ... when will the auspicious day arrive when we meet?)

I remember catching butterflies as a kindergarten kid with my brothers and putting them in a big bag... I feel bad now for doing such a gory thing... but then once home we used to set them free... I used to catch like 50 yellow butterflies and get the color of its wings on my tiny fingers. Those things are forgiven being a kid... I respect and love nature now... :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Angels and Demons

My most favorite Dan Brown book ... I read Da Vinci Code before reading this one. Thanks to YJ for lending me those two books when I started reading fiction in 2004 :P The movie released on 05/15 but I've not yet seen the movie. I dont feel like spending 15$ for a movie when I can watch at dollar theatre in another 4 months. I personally liked Angels and Demons more than Da Vinci Code which was more popular than the former. It reminds me of those days in 2004 when I was working for my second company and used to travel 6 hrs to and fro... and this book was my companion from the Harbour line train to Central line train to the Western line train. Man what a life!! It was almost hell... the only thing that didnt really make it hell was the great gang back at office which made me forget the travel. But NOW I cannot imagine myself working in Mumbai ... its a very tough life. I prefer any other Indian city than Mumbai... I hate Banglore though ... it has a bad traffic... Chennai is best in that aspect... travelling is a breeze. And more than anything else... US is the best in terms of quality of life... travelling is even easier when my car is around... ok back to the topic... looks like A&D is a must watch movie... but I would rather read the book again than watch the movie. I feel I can imagine the characters and the Vatican setup better than the movie... thats too much thaaan... but a fact! :)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Namma Chennai

The first Indian city to go Wi-Fi by this June. Was really thrilled to read this news. Now what can I say bout Chennai. I love it as this is the first place in Tamil Nadu I started living. Been an ardent fan of tamizh language and should thank ARR & Maniratnam for Alaipayuthey to get me love Tamizh even more. All this which triggered my decision to start my career in Chennai. I loved Chennai than other cities for its simplicity and the authentic taste of Tamil Nadu that still lingers there. It has that traditional touch to it which I've not seen in Mumbai or Bangalore. I cant compare Chennai and Mumbai. I love them both but have a soft corner for Chennai. Talk about the beaches where you can go by EOD with your friends and watch the waves. The restaurants on the ECR which would be the Friday team lunch spots. The serene churches which stand unruffled by the busy city traffic and you would want to go everyday. The shops at TNagar or the post-Spencer malls (which would be a pain at times) but a good weekend outing.
Aringar Anna once said in the 60s "Vadaku vazhargirathu, therku teygirathu" Anna should be happy to see the developments in Chennai now. Enga ponalum Chennai maari varuma. :) I hate the hot weather and the water tho lol ;)
In picture - the Santhome Basilica ... for me it represents Chennai!!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Dream On!

This is my fav Aerosmith number which is their debut.
Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isnt that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on...