Archive for November, 2008

I was just wondering wat i did the whole day on a Sunday, when Mercy asked me “Enna Panreenga (wat r u doing?)” last evening.

Here is the list of things i did the whole day 12.00am to 11.59pm (on a chronological order).
12.00am: Sleeping
04.14am: Got up well ahead of alarm, to get ready for TAAN SAINTS shoot.
04.17am: Got a message from Adarsh that Swastika is not well (members of TAAN Saints)
04.20am: Sent a message to Adarsh asking him update about swastika’s health.
04.35am: Deepika Called me and decided to Cancel the Shoot.
05.15am: Logged in flickr.com/ gmail.com / reading Sivakamiyin Sabadham.
05.45am: Deepika confirm the Reiki shoot.
06.25am: I’m Ready to leave.. dint take bath.
06.40am: It was drizzling outside and reached Townhall, waiting for deepika.
06.55am: Met Deepika and decided to shoot in the underpass near city market.
07.05am: Shot few frames.. alone.. with people… Thanks to a security who offered Yesterday’s paper to use as a rough sheet. One of the frames from the underpass shoot.

07.25am: Finished Shoot and just came out of Subway. Saw Apsara movie theater and motivated ourselves to enter inside the theater.
07.30am: Got into the theater with permission (in fractions of min) and it was an awesome experience shooting just the theatre.. empty Red Theatre Seats.. with a great model in Black (deepika). Thank you DEEPS for this Opportunity. As you said.. “WE JUST FORM A GOOD TEAM”.
07.47am: Raghu called me.. and learnt, he is in town and not in Kancheepuram.
08.05am: Back in the car. Heading to Townhall for the next round of shoot.
08.40am: Some sits.. walks.. reflections.. architecture.. all DONE.
08.45am: Kamat Restaurant for Breakfast. Gulped a Masaladosa, Vaangi Baath and a hot coffee.
09.15am: Back in Car. Copied some frames to deepika’s HDD. Light Roomed a frame. Motivated Deep to use Light Room.
10.31am: Got a call from Pratap/Adarsh(conference). Discussed an idea to shoot on any weekday after Monday, on the way beck Home.
10.42: Dropped a cheque at an ICICI ATM on the way back home.
11.00am: Back at Home. Checking some mails / flickr / wordpress.
11.32am: Switched on the Geyser, wanna have a shower.
11.48am: Missed a call from Aarthy R from Canada.
12.01pm: Got into the shower.
12.30pm: Back online… chatting with Yogesh. Called Mercy, when they were on the way to Commercials.
12.55pm: Deepika called, and gave her the numbers for Adobe Light Room. She was LIKING it.
01.20pm: Made some Maggi and had Lunch, sitting online.
01.25pm: Gayu, came home with Ebu. They were watching “Sathyam” Movie on DVD. Yes.. i did saw bits n pieces.
01.34pm: Neha called from Dhanbad and gave her contact details. Tried booking Train Tickets from Dhanbad to Howrah for 7th December, but in Vain.
02.00pm: Spent time with Sivagamiyin Sabadham.. slept for a while with the book.
02.11pm: Called up Jetlite and double checked the KOL-BLR Flight Status. Its as Scheduled.
02.25pm: Back on bed with Sivakamiyin Babadham.
03.30pm: Still Ebu and Gayu watching Satyam. Me too..
04.45pm: Sivakamiyin Sabadham.
04.55pm: Was listening to BBCTAMIL… understanding the Pooneryn attack between SL govt and LTTE.
05.59pm: Sivakamiyin Sabadham.
06.04pm: Kris called me when she was one her way to Java.
06.57pm: Sivakamiyin Sabadham.
07.07pm: Suraj, a new bee at BWS wanted to go to a dance bar.. gave him info about FUGA, on the Castle Street, after taking the info from Kris, my ex-colleague.
07.23pm: Mercy called up and had a chat with Mouli as well. He was leaving to Madras, last night.
08.10pm: Called Mercy, when we lost electricity at home and scolded Menaga for cursing me (?)
08.40pm: Met up with Muthu and went to Punjabi Dhaba for Dinner. Had some stuffed Paratha and Banana.
09.05pm: Slept.,. Grrrrr.
11.59pm: Grrrr… Grrrrr.

10 Points to summarise:
1. Wrote 6 messages, received 8 messages, on calls for close to 2 hours.
2. Traveled 30+ Kms on my bike.
3. Shot 150+ frames, mostly of Deepika’s in the Subway, Apsara Theatre and near TownHall.
4. Posted 1 picture in Flickr. Received 20+ Comments and 200 views.
5. Read 150+ pages of Sivakamiyin Sabadham Novel.
6. Ate 2 maggi noodles packets, a masala dosa, a vaangi bath, 2 stuffed paratha and 6 small Yelakki Banana.
7. Took hot shower once.
8. Logged in/out gmail/flickr/wordpress 6+ times.
9. Slept 8 + hrs in 24 hrs of Sunday.
10. Listened to BBC Tamil Radio for 29 minutes.

This post is just.. an opportunity for ME and for Others to understand my one day. Thanks all.


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Friends…whom i know / remember from 1984/85. Right now, i dont know the whereabouts of many. 😦

Kamal(Devan Paper Mart.)
Muthaih(This guy from Karaikudi, Used to wear glasses then)
R.Senthil( Thenmozhi’s Bro, My good frined, Ramajunam Alumnium Stores)
M.Senthil (Rank 4 always, Fish Market zone),
Prakash (Rank 2 Holder, Agraharam, Sandhanagopalapuram),
Bharanidharan (Karthikeysn;s Bro, Always had Cold wars with him, Anna Univ)
RV (Special friend, Married Alaypayuthey way, Kalpana’s Crush)
Sangeetha (Jain girl, Good Dancer, Married after 10th Class, Kamaraj Street Jewellery Shop owner)
Bhuvanasundari (Mundiyampakkam Girl, My first Crush, Combine Study Mate),
Beryl Brightly, Kanchana (other frineds from the high school days)
Shobana (Tuition mate at Acharapakkam Raghavendra sir’s tuition)
Rekha (Tall girl, walks like a horse in Adhiparashakthi Campus)
AR Prabhakaran, Vijayan, Sanjeevi, KumaraRaja (Room / Hostel / Cycle Mates)
Jeeva S Jayanth (Green house mate, a soda bhutti user)
Hemalatha (Special friend, 2nd Crush, a doctor now)
Premanand (a good friend of mine for the last 12 years and my room mate for 4 engineering years. Got married today, the 10th November 2008)
Kavaskar / Sampath / Sivamani (Other Engineering friends, who were always there with me)
Navaneedhan (a chemical engineer, who was a part, when i met with an accident at Palakad)
Venkatachalam (who saved us from an accident in a waterfall in AndhraPradesh)
Velmurugan/Kumarakurunathan (Good friends from my district)
Shanthy / Sukanya / Shamshad (class mates / project mates of Chemical Enginering)
Anand / Thirulogu (
Rahul Kondiparthy
Arundati Bhowmick
Chaitanya Datla
Venkatesh TG / Vaidee
Sivanesan / Amarnath
Vijay Karumanchi
Uma Maheshwaran / Mahalakshmi
Deepthi Renati
Sangeeta / Sowmya
Mercy P / Aarthy R

Will be adding mORE….My Teachers…. Fellow Travellers… Relatives…and other anonymous names.


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I just finished reading this historical Tamil novel, dated back to 1960’s written by Kalki R Krishnamuthy, one of the pioneer novelists in TamilNadu.

This is the first novel of this magnitude, i have ever read, though i had access to small novels by sujatha and other novelists in Tamil. Kalki is just awesome and the way he explains a scene, in fact every scene is just awesome. I wonder anyone had done that in the past or even, any one can do in the future. The way Kalki mixed the hostorical characters in his own style with the learnings he had through books, is just fantastic.

The story line of Parthiban Kanavu is way back to 7th Century AD, when Chola Kings were under the control of Pallava Kings of ancient TamilNadu. Parthiban, a Chola King, dreams to have an Independent Chola kingdom and the story ends when Vikraman, son of Parthiban, makes it happen. Thanks Mercy for lending me a copy.

Now.. its Sivagamiyin Sabadham… in the queue. Happy Reading.

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