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When i hear the word "SCHOOL" it makes me realize how much i miss it. Few days back when i was coming back from office ,i  saw a group of school students rushing back to the railway station to board the train,.Everything about them was nostalgic.The uniform, the shoes, the ribbon, the secret crush, the way they shared a pack of lays, the way they spoke, exam tensions, the discussion of who will top the exam , the assembly programs, the punishments, the cycle ride, getting late to the assembly, scolding from PT sir,the task of writing on the display boards, monitoring the class,mass drills and everything just came down the memory lane.

          March used to be the most anxious month, waiting for the exams to get over and go for a long holiday with family and friends.Group outing was a big no no till class 9. There always had to be an elder to accompany.I remember the first time when we went for the group outing without anyone accompanying us. It was to the good o…


We are all the victims of the supermarket culture. We watch the advertisements, get inspired by the fancy bottles and the way they portray their products and without second thoughts drop them in our shopping basket. How many of us really go through the ingredients of the product and even if we go through them, how many ingredients used, do we recognize?  I always think that I am taken back to my chemical lab, where my lab assistant gives me list of chemical components and asks me to pick them  from the shelf and start doing my experiment. I have the same baffled look when I look at these ingredients in the products that I get. And how do I know if these components are good for me or not?  Some argue that, the grandmother medicine that has the Ayurvedic and the siddha components are not trustable. For those who question the quality of these traditional medicine, can u give a 100% assurance about the components used in these chemically processed/synthetic products stuffed in fa…

Who am I ?

I am a little reserved because of my weight and I am not found everywhere
I live below the sand, and they mine to get me and my family out
All my family ever mined will fit the average size living room
I live in Africa and all my other relatives live in Russia,
My mother tongue is Spanish and my nick name is “small silver”
I guard and secure the diamonds
Who am I ??

I am complete ,pure and perfect
The meaning of my color is innocence, wholeness, and completion
I am blessed with the color of new beginning,
Equality ,fairness ,neutrality  and impartiality is the identity of my color
Thus I am used in weddings and happy times,
My color is white and who am I?

The day i found you, 
     The day i realized you are trulymeant for me,
     Million stars lit up the dark,
     like the diamonds in the sky

     You are the brightest, i cannot deny
     like the  diamond held tightly in the ring
     love bonds are meant to last long
     a love so pure. a love so true
     a love that makes me come to you

     You ar…

Future of shopping!!

It's a snowy Saturday, and Amy age 72, sits on her couch and is thinking about the surprise gift that she plans to give her granddaughter for her birthday.
She uses her"6th sense" pendant and chooses the virtual image of the shop that she likes to purchase the items from. She uses her mobile phone to Create a virtual projection of her granddaughter using the picture that she hasand to control it. She makes the projected granddaughter to enters the virtual shop where she finds her personal concierge..

The concierge takes three scans of the virtual granddaughter in less than 10 seconds, then waits for the skin 

tone number. All this info is plugged into a scan guide and there is a list of products that would suit the virtual granddaughters skin tone, her waist size, her shoe size and everything needed for shipping.
The concierge recommends several items, the virtual granddaughter tries several dresses for the fit and chooses one. Amy pulls out the virtual granddaughter from …

Auto fare- boon or bane!

"Auto la yeranumnayeru, summa rules pesada" (if you want to get into the auto, stop talking rules). This was the reaction that I got when I was asking the auto fellow in Mambalam to use the meter.

"The Chief Minister also made it clear that permits of the auto rickshaw drivers would be canceled if they charge more than the revised fare".Their vehicles would as well be seized".However, no one seems to care. 
We were really happy when the announcements came out that the autos in Chennai city will once again see the meter box that was buried few years ago.

 It used to be a strange thing when autos in all the other cities like Bangalore and Mumbai had its meters on , and the auto fellows even gave back 50 paise.

A city is first judged by its transport facility and the autos fares.Our city is famous for extra-high auto charges and the rude behavior of the auto fellows.After the announcement was made, we all thought that it was a boon for the commutators. 

When I told …

Madras to me is....

ழகிய கடற்கரை மெரினா
ஆசியாவின் பெரிய வண்டலூர் பூங்கா
இதயத்தை கவரும் வள்ளுவர் கோட்டம்
ஈட்ட உதவும் பூங்காக்கள்
உழைப்பை உணர்த்தும் தொழிலாளர் சிலை
ஊறோரை வாழவைக்கும் தொழிற்சாலைகள்
என்றும் அழியா பல்லவ சிற்ப்பங்கள்
ஏறி போகும் மாடி ரயில்கள்
ஐயத்தை தெளிய வைக்கும் அண்ணா நூலகம்
ஒளியேற்றும் வாழ்வில் பல்வேறு ஆலயங்கள்
ஓத உதவும் புகழ் பெற்ற கல்லூரிகள்
ஔடதத்தால் உயிர்காக்கும் உலகத்தர மருத்துவமனைகள்
 ஆம் இதுதான் நம் சிங்கார சென்னை !!!!! பெருமை படலாம் நம் சென்னை வாசிகள் !!!!!

Translation in English:

Azhagiya kadarkarai Marina
Aasiyavin pperiya vandalur poonga
idayathai kavarum valluvar kottam
eetta udavum poongakkaazh
uzhaippppai unarttum tozhilalar silai
oororai vazha vaikkumtozhirchalaigazh
endrum azhiya pallava sirppangazh
yeri pogum maadi rayilgazh
aiyattai tezhiya vaikum anna noolagam
ozhiyettrum vazhvil palverru aalayangazh
ooda udavum ugazh pettra kallurigazh
audadhattal uyirkakkum ulagatarra maruttuva manaigazh.

aam idudan nam singara chennai!!
perumai padalam nam chennai vaasigazh!!!!

The unforgetable road trip.

Planning a perfect road trip is always fun, but when you miss the train and your planned holiday turns out to be a road trip, it is even more adventurous and exciting, And that becomes one of your best and unforgettable road trips.
Our journey started from Delhi on a cold winter morning. It was a family holiday trip with  people of all ages  meeting after so long. The trip was made after analyzing all the travel plans and dates,with the assurance to make it the best trip and a memorable one. But never did we imagine that it will turn out to be a road trip for few of us. :)
The first day of the trip was to the magnificant taj,the historic qutub minar and the magnificent town of Mathura where we  felt the gopikas dancing to the tunes of krishnas flute.
When we were about to board the train to manali from simla a thought struck us,No matter your age or occupation, the feel of the fresh air and the long drive could be great stress buster.So we decided to leave the train and reach th…

Brain Wizz-Part2

Check here for the part-1 of Brain Wizz.

Squeeze your brain,fasten the thought process,improve the impulse for you know all the answers to the questions asked in a quiz comp. But those who are faster in remembering the answers hit the jackpot. Here are few questions!...These are the first 10 questions asked in the landmark quiz.More to follow.

1. The Story of My Life, an autobiography by Helen Keller is dedicated to which eminent person who helped direct her education and considered himself foremost a teacher of the deaf?
2. In the cricketing Caribbean West Indies, which country though not an island forms part of this group?
3. What list is this and whose name fills the blank: _____ ➜ Albus Dumbledore  ➜ Draco Malfoy ➜ Harry Potter
4. NASA launched which queen as the fastest manmade object in history on August 5th 2011 on a mission that will end in a high-speed crash into her husband about 630 million km away?
5. If India = Bharat and Japan = Nippon, Greece = ............?
6. It is called th…

Love the train journey

PUSH, PUSH , A LITTLE MORE and with a shrill she faints. Well this is not the scene in a maternity ward, but the unanimous voice of hundreds of people trying to get down from the train.This is also a test where one side ie people trying to get down from the compartment try to show their strength to those who try to board the train. And finally the stronger group wins the match and only the smarter ones from the weaker side sneak into or get down from the compartment. Others have to try their chance in the next station.

No doubt Passengers constantly complain about the crowds, the heat, the madness.

"A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of …


Check here for Romantic idea-1

IDEA # 11
If you are walking by a park, visit the swings and give your partner a ride. This will often bring back happy memories from her childhood.

IDEA # 12

If your partner has a pet that she adores, in addition to buying a gift for your partner, buy a small present for her pet.

IDEA # 13
Go for a walk on the beach. Trace out the shape of a large love heart in the sand. Sit inside the heart and watch the sun go down.

IDEA # 14
Invite your partner to go for a walk. Get a back pack and pack the following items: A picnic blanket, a selection of fruit in small containers eg. strawberries, grapes, watermelon and kiwi fruit. Some cheese and crackers. Some sandwiches. A small tin of caviar. A favorite drink. If your partner asks what's in the backpack, just say a jacket and some lunch.
When you find a romantic spot, ask if she would like to stop for a bite to eat. Open your pack and remove the items one by one to set up your picnic. The last item you remo…

By me, about me.

This post is part of The Chennai Bloggers Club’s Six-Word Memoir Tag. By the way for people who are wondering what a Six-Word Memoir Tag is, wiki says:
   "Six-Word Memoirs is a project founded by the U.S.-based online storytelling magazine Smith Magazine. Like that publication, Six-Word Memoirs seek to provide a platform for storytelling in all its forms."
According to smith magazine it is a place for story telling. Everyone has a story and what better way to express it in just 6 words?
Well i believe the Six-Word Memoir + the elevator style talk would be the key mantras to impress people in the first meet!.. :D

ok , Here is the Six-Word Memoir about me.
The Eclecticist who is always optimistic.

Now I pass on this tag to sriram acharya who blogs at His posts reflect a great deal on what he is passionate about.

Hyatt-Indiblogger Meet

We always wait for the indiblogger to put up a meet in Chennai, and crave for the meets as it comes once or twice in a year and none of the Chennai bloggers want to miss this special meet, where we get to interact with the fellow blogger friends and socialise with the other bloggers. This is a perfect platform for us to put forth our blogs to a large number of people.
 And such a special meet did happen and it was organised by "ambi pur". As soon as the poster was put up in the indiblogger site regarding the meet, i booked the seat and informed all my dear friends regarding the same. The thought of meeting so many people after so long is exciting isnt it? . And the icing on the cake was it was organised in Hyatt, and who would want to miss a chance to visit that!? :)
I reached the place quite early along with my blogger friends and was glad to see the others who had arrived much earlier to us. There were "hi-hello" greetings sessions in the lobby where all th…