Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Onam : Nostalgiyayude Askitha!


Long long ago, even when Onam was free from the Channel Wars and the Consumer hush-bush, I used to like this festival very much.

Those were the days when Doordarshan broadcasted a compartively new movie, compared to the ones they usually broadcast on sundays.

Those were the days when my Achachan made a swing for me and my brother, and we took turns to enjoy the ride.

Those were the days when I roamed around Kumarakom,seeing various kinda entertainments like Kakkakali and Vadamvali.

Those were the days when I went with cousins and friends to watch the procession and races of annual Kumarakom Boat Race.

Those were the days when I ate Banana chips upto my larynx.

Don't think that I am 60 year old man, spending his final days in Guantanamo Bay. I am presently located in Bangalore, but I couldnt go home yesterday for Onam. And today is the Kumarakom Boat Race day. ANd I feel reaaly bad, sitting 700kms away from my village, missing the cheer and fun of the whole event. And hence the blog.

Btw, I had real splendid Onam yesterday here in Bangalore. Thanks to Vidhu M George aka Vidhukuttan for the wonderful sadhya[feast]. I don't think none of my feasts at home was as grand as the one you gave yesterday. To conclude, let me try to list what all we had yesterday

1. Rice

2. Pickles

3. Injikkari

4. Pachadi

5. Chammandhi

6. Thoran

7. Elissery

8. Parippukari

9. Neyyu

10. Pulissery

11. Sambhar

12. Aviyal

13. Pacha moru

14. Pappadam

15. Upperi

16. Chakkara Varattiyathu

17. Paayasam

Enthaa pore?[ Need more?]

Monday, August 27, 2007

One year back, I joined my first job in Bangalore.

The story can end with the title, for nothing great has happened as far as my career is concerned. First came 3 months of formal training, which was more or less like College life-extended. And then free pool days in Electronics City. And then the specialised training for the DA Team. And then the long medical leave. ANd then the accident in campus. And the present assignment in Microsoft. Nothing can be pointed out as an outstanding achievement.

But life has indeed changed a great lot in the past 12 months.

I travelled in an AC compartment for a night journey for the first time when I came to join. Ofcourse, the company was paying for it!

I never knew that I could stay away from my family for a period as long as 70 days. Well, now I know that.

I never happened to see the great cook inside me. Now I am a celebrity chef to many.

I never knew what a PUB looked like. Now I know a few of 'em [ Yo! Yo]

But I still am the same orthodox, semi-modern, male/mallu chauvinist who happened to be in Bangalore as an engineer, just like he happened to be in an engineering college a few years back!

This post wont be an honest one if I dont mention a few names I came across in the last one year, whom i might not have seen if I didnt join my job here.

Prasanth Palaniswamy : The ever-enthu guy from Ramamurthi Nagar. Fate made him my taxi biker from the very second day , and the tradition still continues. Down to earth, music-freak, hardworking. Places to go Prashu!

The CET gang : Instead of naming each one of 'em , lemme thank all of 'em together for the wonderful company we had in the EC campus. You made my days much easier at times. May be I should mention Anoop Eka a.k.a Malppan and Aswin Raju a.k.a Paappaan here.

Sankarshana N: Shanku, you will make me smile. All through my life.

Liya Oommen : The attitude gal. We had many lunches and snacks together. I think I talked to her more than anyone, when I was inside the campus.

Parvathy n Rakhi: Met them through Soumya, havnet spend much time with 'em but they do have made a mark.

Anandan n Saravanakumar : My managers and mentors in my pursuit with C#. Ows a lot to them.

Josmy aka Tintu: Such a short time span of acquaintance and she is so close to me.

The list will go on. I know I must find space for Achayan, Adwaith,Anoop ,Aamir,Debashish,Fiona, Indranil, Manish, SPoorthy, Uzzal and many more, but then I am still as lazy as I used to be, an year ago.

So, thats it!

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Well done Comman Man! Congraz for the successful year!!!

Living Life- the MS-ian Way!

It has been a while since I posted something here...

I am working almost 10 hours off the clock now thats 6pm-3am....

And work is kinda hectic and no time for silly pranks like blogging [:P]....

Let me find a rhythm with this first...

got lots and lots to say............