Sep 9, 2011

என்ன கொடுமை சார் இது? Part 9





அலுவலக வேலையாக பெரு சென்றிருந்த போது ஒரு கடையில் ஆசையாக ஒரு பொம்மையைக் கையில் எடுத்து… முகம் சிவந்து திரும்பிப்பார்க்காமல் வெளியே ஓடி வந்தேன். நம்ம ஊர் பொம்மைகள் சிரித்தபடி தலையாட்டும், இல்லை அலுங்காமல் நடனமாடும். ஆனால் அவர்களுக்கு ஏன் தான் இப்படி ஒரு விவஸ்தை கெட்ட ரசனையோ? வெளியே வந்த பிறகும், பின்னாலேயே துரத்தி வந்தது சேல்ஸ் பெண்களின் சிரிப்பொலி.

Aug 3, 2010

உயிர்த்துளி - சிறுகதை






தட்டுத்தடுமாறி எழுந்து அமர்ந்து , சுவற்றில் சாய்ந்தான் தமிழ்ச்செல்வன். இந்த இருட்டறைக்குள் தள்ளப்பட்டு எவ்வளவு யுகங்கள் ஆனதென்றே தெரியவில்லை அவனுக்கு. மீண்டும் சூரியனைக் காண்போம் என்ற நம்பிக்கையும் எப்போதோ அஸ்தமனமாகியிருந்தது.

Apr 22, 2010

Pa(a)renthood



Bringing a child into this world and then raising him or her demands a lot of time, energy and sacrifices. Though each and every micro second of fatherhood is enjoyable and each moment  cherish-able, I am sure most of young fathers will more than agree to the following common traits of fatherhood:



  • You catch up with your forgotten reading habit, with the moth-eaten magazines in Paediatrician's waiting room
  • You may be sleep deprived, thanks to your nocturnal kid, but you get new friends like your street's Goorkha  and callcentre employee neighbour
  • Your patience often gets confronted with tough tests and eventually you become a saadhu or 'Sethu'. 
  • Your baby's antics end up with family oldies digging up the most embarrassing moments of your childhood 
  • Your official papers are either torn or wet, relieving you from the stress of work at home
  • You  get priority seating in buses  and are allowed to board aircrafts first
  • Your MP3 playlist is replaced by nursery rhymes and DVD collection filled with Pixar & Disney flicks
  • Your wife and baby have a special language and your vocabulary being zero
  • You start watching Thomas the cat running after Jerry
  • You find Johnson & Johnson encroaching your dressing table 
  • Your love for your mobile phone wanes after it gets smeared with baby food and used as teether

Dec 11, 2009

Back to Future


Living in an ultramodern internet era with well sophisticated technologies emerging everyday, we don't have time to read our country's puranas and epics. If we go through them, we can find various prototypes of our recent scientific advances. Let's have a glance at a few......
  • First transplant : Lord Ganesha
  • First Flight : Pushpaka Vimaanam
  • First in-vitro-fertilization :Kundhi Devi conceived Karna thro' Surya (Sun).
  • First Television show : World seen revolving in Krishna's mouth
  • First Eye donor : Kannappan
  • First Distant education student : Ekalaiva
  • First Quality control officer :Sabari, who checked the quality of fruits by biting before giving them to Rama.
  • First Person to use mouse :Lord Ganesha, well as a vehicle.
  • First Courier service : "Annam" Bird used to convey messages between Nalan and Dhamayanthi
  • Theory of Evolution :According to Charles Darwin's theory, every organism on earth evolved from a common ancestor. Fish was the first to evolve which then evolved to reptile then bird and then mammals. Likewise, First avathaar of God was "Matsaya avathaar"(Fish) followed byKurma(Turtle) avathaar and then chimeric form (Narasimhathen to human form and then tosuper human form (Kalki)
- My article published in Nilacharal.com in 2002

Dec 7, 2009

Paranormal activity


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SLEEP?

You snore...

Cockroaches jog around their nocturnal domain - your kitchen sink...

An occasional geriatric security strolls the street, tapping his stick...

BPO guy takes a puff,gulps a tea & gets back to his chat...

Neelmetal fanalca staff scrape the rainwater-corroded roads...


well..."What happens when you sleep?" is the tag-line of the most talked about horror movie of the year - Paranormal activity.
In this movie, a demon??!! haunts the lead character Katie and her boyfriend helps her by capturing its paranormal activity on video camera, while they sleep. The film maker Oren Peli has tried his hand to tap into a man's most primal fear of "If something is lurking in your home there's not much you can do about it".

The whole movie is made in a documentary format , with a handheld camcorder recorded by the lead actor and without any background score that usually enhance the eerie feel for a
horror movie. After a particular point, it gets very monotonous, with footages of the self-shot nights , and the useless demon really doing nothing, rather than sneaking into the bedroom and occasionally banging the door and howling.

It seems that famous script writers of Hollywood walked out of the screening of this movie, because they were scared and Spielberg is said to have loved this movie. It has set the record as the most profitable independent film ever made, having earned over $100 million with a production budget of $15,000.

Dunno why, but this doesn't strike a chord for viewers like me, who are used to scary ghosts and spine-chilling background scores. The same hollywood that literally laughed at "The Grudge", because it was remade from a Japanese movie, hails Paranormal activity, a master-piece.

Wondering who's not normal...

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Nov 27, 2009

Take Off - Short story


With its tail gleaming in the early morning sun, the mighty aluminium bird was flying over the bay of bengal. The captains's voice crackled over the PA system informing the crew to get ready for its descent. With the landing gear engaged, the constant drone of engine shifted to deafening thunderous roar. Raju woke up with a start, and murmured sleepily, "Can't they fix a silencer to these engines?". Though well used to them, aeroplanes never cease to amaze Raju.

Despite heavy eyelids and unyielding muscles, he sat upright and looked out of the window. Chennai looked beautiful enclosed in a shroud of smog, typical of a December morning. With slight squinting, he could see the already busy traffic bee lining the GST road and the airport terminal buildings.

As the flight nosed down and taxied to the terminal gate, Raju was shaken by his brother's blow to his head ordering him to get off the terrace, repair his cycle and head to distribute newspapers.

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