Thursday, April 11, 2013

Endhan Uyirae...Endhan Uyirae....!! - Part I

Athu oru kaalai velai. athikaalai velai lam illa... konjam athiga neram aagi vitta kaalai thaan... aduthaduthu snooze panni vida patta insult thaangama oru vazhiya antha mobile alaram adikkarathai stop pannirunthathu. ithukellam konjam kooda feel aagama, antha veyil sutteritha kaalaiyilum oru kaaLai (athaanga Bull :)) thannoda kaalai (leg) neeti sugamaga paduthirunthathu. camera va apadiye leg la irunthu aarambichu konjam konjama mela Joom panneengana (vijaykanth style la zoom pannunga) rendu pillow ku nadula oru dirty fellow voda mugam theriyutha.....avar thaaanga indha kadhaiyin Nayagan Chinnu...ennada ithu Chin -nu, cheek -ku, lips -u nu lam peru vaipanga la nu yosikareengala...avanoda appa enamo avanukku Chinnasamy ngra thannoda thatha perai thaan aasai aasai ya vachaaru...... aana enna prayajonam...intha SMS kaalathula namakku podura dress lernthu, sappidara sappatai cook panra time varai ethaiyume surukki thane pazhakkam...... athan Chinnasaamy ngra thannoda azhagana perai surukki Chinnu nu vachikittan...


Chinnu voda family oru azhagana, niraivana family... government employee Appa... Highways department la velai paarkararu...Amma home maker.... ore thangachi Shwetha BSc final year student.... Chinnu oru Gen-X jenmam...i mean..Gen-X gentleman... Engineering mudikkara 90% graduates maathiri avanum pathu manikku office poitu, irava, pagala, kulira, veyila nu ethuvume theriyatha nerathula veedu thirumbara oru typical IT Employee..athunalathan paarunga, kadigaaram ettu maniyai thaandi avasarama odinalaum, ethukkume asarama nammaalu thoongikittu irukan..

"dei anna...... office ku time aagaliya..innum ennada thoookam" nu kettukitte ulla vara... ithu avanoda anbu thangai Shwetha... one moment wait panni paarkira thannoda anbu annanai, next moment washbasin la irunthu oru mug thanni pidichittu vanthu avan face la peechi adikkira..... kanavula ularikittu irunthavan intha unexpected attack la alarikittu enthirukkiraan.... para para nu enthiruchi kann muzhichi paartha kai la mug oda sirichikitte nikkara swetha...avanukku vantha kobathukkku semmaiya adi pinniruppan... but antha samayathula intha pasangaloda amma Mrs.Varalakshmi Rajasekhar entry tharaanga...

(Varalakshmi, their mother comes inside)

Chinnu: Amma..paarunga ma intha kazhuthaiya...nalla thoongitu iruntha en mela thanni ya adichitta

Swetha: thanni adichittu thoongarathu than thappu.... thoongara oruthana thanni adichu ezhupparathu thappe ilae

Chinnu: iva vaaiyai paarunga... college padikkira ponnu mathiriya nadanthukkara... nonsense...

Swetha: podaa Dog.... ettu manikku kooda asarama thoongikittu irukkara nee mudhalla software engineer maathiri nadanthukko...appuram ennai sollu

Varalakshmi: sari podhum di....anna ku konjamaachum mariyathai kodu...enna than irunthalum unnai vida periyavan

Swetha: periyya ivan.... paarunga ma ivanala en friends mathi la enakku maanam poguthu

Varalakshmi: en enna panninan?

Swetha: en friend malaavika irukka illa? anniku ava namma veetukku vanthappo eee nu pallai kaamichittu vazhinjittu irukkan

Chinnu: acho...illave illa ma...actually en pallu la oru chinna problem... antha ponnu oru BDS student aache. Adhu than ava kitta pallai thiranthu kaamichu kettutu irunthaen.athai intha pisasu thappa soluthu..

Swetha: adappavi......!!! Amma...nambave nambatheenga... konjam kooda koochame illama eppadi pesaran paarunga...

Chinnu: (samalichufies) ada...en pallu la koocham irunthathu nalathan ava kitta pesinaen.... Satyam ah ma...

Swetha: vidarathu reelu.. ithula Sathyam, Inox, Studio 5 nu udans vidaran ma...

Varalakshmi: sari podhum unga sandai... chinnasamy..nee poi kulichittu office kilambara vazhiya paaru....dee swetha..nee college po vendama......... En rendu perum ippo kaalai la nerathula mallukku nikkareenga

Chinnu: Mallukku nikkala ma... mallu vana iva friend maalu kaga ninuttu irukkom :D

Swetha: deii.... Maalu vam maalu....iru iru...maalu voda aalu, baalu nu oruthan irukan... avan vanthu, un pallai odaippan.... appo theriyum unakku entha pallu la problem nu

Chinnu: hehee...ok ok sister... ithukkelam kochikkalama... lets make peace :D

Varalakshmi: podhum da unga vilayaatu.... nee poi kuli po....Shwetha... un tiffin box la sappadu eduthu vachirukkaen..eduthuttu college kilambu po

Ippadiyaga, ovvoru morning layum Chinnu veeetula usual ah nadakkara antha casual convo mudivukku vanthuchu... Chinnu rushes to the bathroom for performing his early morning duties, while Shwetha leaves for her college...
Chinnu voda parents, native Tanjore ngrathunala, avanga veetula sappadu eppavume special ah irukkum.... athu lunch oh, illa breakfast oh illa dinner oh ethuvanalum irukkatum.... Ovvoru naalum vitha vithama sappadu senju vaippanga... Indraiya menu, ven pongal, idli, kesari and arisi uppuma...Shwetha vum ava appavum erkanave saptutu, avangavanga work place ku kilambi poittanga... Chinnu mattum than baaki... Varalakshmi amma, dining table la avanukku sappadu eduthuvachittu, paiyan ready aagittu sappida varathuku wait pannitu irukkanga.... 8:30 ku bed room vittu velila vanthavan..... nithanama ovvoru velaiyaiyum mudichittu, arakka parakka 9:45 ku dress pannitu odi varaan hall ku....

Chinnu: amma..amma... en watch ah engae vachae...

Varalakshmi: en da.. night thooongumbothu kanda idathula pottutu kaalaila tension nerathula thedarathu.... ithukku than naan appave sonnaen

Chinnu: sari podhum ma..ippo advise ketka neram illae...watch ah eduthu kodu

Varalakshmi: en da ippadi erinju vizhare.. T.V stand mela irukku paaru un watch..eduthukko

Chinnu: 10 mani ku onsite la irunthu oru call irukku....erkanave ennoda manager en mela oru gaanda irukkaru... ithula meeting ku late ah ponena mirugama maariduvaaru...

Varalakshmi: en unga manager enna Gaandaa mirugama? :p

Chinnu: haiyyo amma... unga mokkai ya kettu koba padarathukkku kooda neram illae...... (quickly puts on his shoes) naan varen...

Varalakshmi: dei thambi.. itho paaru sappadellam eduthu vachirukkaen..saaptutu poppa...

Chinnu: Time eh illama...so sorry... ippo eating ah vida meeting than enakku mukkiyam...sariya... Bye bye

Varalakshmi: dei dei... ennada.. kaalaila sappidalai na udambu kettu poidum kannna.... please konjamaachum saptutu po da

Chinnu: oru neram sappidalai na onnum aagidaathu... erkanave intha company sernthathu la irunthu semmaiya fat aagitaen nu ellorum solraanga... ithu vayira.. illa MRF tyre ah nu en friends lam gindal panraanga.... so intha maathiri high calories sappta than udambu kettu pogum....

Varalakshmi: athukkaga onnume sappidama vayithai kaaya poduviya

Chinnu: (stylish tone) no no no.... enga office food court la vidha vidhama sappadu kidaikkum.... meeting mudinja pinadi sandwich and juice saaptupen... I am in diet u know.........Vartta.....

thannoda Hand vachu senja Veetu sappattai vittutu Sandwich nu etho bread ah sappida poguthe intha pillai ena nondhu konde, padi thaandi pattini yaga pogum maganai antha padi thaanda pathini Varalakshmi ammal kavalaiyodu paarthu kondirukka, thann honda shine bike ai kilappi kondu office selgiraan Chinnu

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Why Me?


Swamiye... Saranam Ayyappa"... Veeramani was singing in ucha sthayi* (Higher pitch) inside the ipod that was connected to Raju’s ears. But Raju was so overwhelmed by his thoughts that neither the song nor the spirit of the song could go beyond the ears to his heart or mind. Raju, as you would have guessed by now, is a typical IT professional, with whom many of you can easily relate to. Slogging round the clock during weekdays and ending up weakened during weekends. Adding to his woes is the travel time to office. His office is located at Mahindra City and hence Raju would have to spend at least around 1.5 hours in a (s)train journey to reach his office. Most of the time Raju uses the travelling time to finish off his quota for sleep that day as he seldom gets enough time to sleep at his home sweet home.



Raju is working in a critical project for a US client and he is required to support the client during the American morning hours and then since he is a “senior” resource in his team, he should also be there to support his Manager with the required information during the Indian Morning hours. Consequently he can think of leaving home only after 11 pm and even then if luck forbids, he would have to share the cab with some girl for whom the cab has to travel from Mahindra city all the way to almost Mahindra Pallavan's city (Mahabalipuram). By the time the driver wakes up from his sleep and realizes there is another soul to be home dropped, the time would have crossed 1 am. That too now since Raju had been observing Sabarimala Viratham (Viratham - Austerity seeking GOD's blessings) he had to take a mandatory bath and only then he can go for sleep. By the time he is about to get an onsite opportunity in his dream, his merciless mobile wakes him up by alarm settings set at 6'0 clock everyday.



"Hmm… What a life it is” thought Raju as the train was speeding past Thrisualm, “being a Software Engineer going through the same routine tasks daily without any respite. Just because my manager and onsite coordinator gave some fancy promises to the client I would have to work overtime to cover up and present a rosy picture. …hmmmmmmmm”, Raju was slowly getting into a griping mode. “Getting up at 9, finishing the daily chores, taking the train, travelling for an hour, then slogging in office till 11, catch the cab, reach home, sleep at 1, then again getting up late at 9………..ooof… what a monotonous life mine had become. In a way I feel being treated like Chitti the Robot in Endhiran. ………. Just like Chitti, People play with me, have fun with me, give me loads of work, appreciate and clap whenever I do well, want me to have feelings for whatever that bothers them… Deadlines, customer pressure, management pressure etcetra etcetra… But I am not allowed to have any desire or feelings for my own like good rating or onsite spiration….. They will tell some insane reason and switch me off…Ennangada nyayam ithu………. (Translation: colloquially telling Not fair at all) Hmmmmmmmmmmmph…..” Raju’s Enthiran parallels came to a halt with the train he was travelling had end the run in between MEPZ and Tambaram. “Oh shhh”, (restrained from completing “it” as he was under Sabarimala Viratham), Raju got further irked about this unnecessary delay. He took off the earphones from his ear and peeped out of the window to see if there was any technical problem that was causing the delay. He could see none however. Others in that compartment did not seem to bother about that delay much…but thatz fair enough… Not everyone travelling at the mid noon time of 11 am would be going to office as our Raju does, so they may not be in a hurry to reach their destination. Raju started getting restless, he thought of getting down at that place itself, walk to a nearest bus stand and catch a bus to reach the office, but decided against it. “I have a strange luck that the moment I get down, the train will start to function again pushing me into further depression” he thought and hence rejected that idea. Not knowing what else to do, Raju got up from his seat and walked inside the train looking at the watch to check the time. It was 11:15 am……..and the train looked like being settled at the same place where it is standing right now . “Hmm… gone…. I am going to miss the 12:00 meeting with the onsite coordinator and he is going to send mails with all those red flags and bold letter cc-ing PM, DM and whoever he has in his address list….GOD………… Why all this is happening to me……. Why why why” depression gave way to anxiety in Raju’s face with every growing minute as he slowly walked inside the train.

At that same instant a kind voice called from behind of him “Hey Raju”……… , Raju turned back in surprise and found Mr.Sundareswaran his father’s friend who was also travelling in the same train was the one who called him. Raju was surprised to see him there and so greeted him



Raju: (trying his best to appear cheerful, but still in a dull tone): Hi Uncle, how are you doing

Sundareswaran: I am good Raju. How are you doing and what are you doing in this train

Raju: (feels like telling mmm…. I am here working as a TTR…… but then he controls himself and maintains that formal composure and tone) : I am going to office Uncle, got late yesterday, thatz why (tries to smile kindly but ending in a wry smile)

Sundareswaran: Oh cool, nice to know your office is very flexible [Raju’s reaction was a grrrrrrr to this one, but he somehow managed to hide that emotion of his as Sundareswaran continued] looks like you have taken up Sabarimala viratham this year as well..nice to know that

Raju: : Hmmm..Yes Uncle…… It was you who advised me to go to Sabarimala last year

Sundareswaran: Yeah I remember that very well. You were very down and depressed about the lack of promotion and onsite opportunity at your company. Hence I suggested you to take up Sabarimala Yatra which would rejuvenate you and remove your worries. I could not meet you for the past 1 year and hence could not get your Sabarimala experiences at all. How was it? And did you experience any positive changes thereafter?



Raju: (who was holding his composure till now breaks up, and nodded his head in strong disapproval): No uncle, certainly not, If at all, my woes have only increased since last year with more pressure, even chota bachas are promoted ahead of me, they go and sit in the US as my onsite coordinator and asking me questions.



Sundareswaran: Well…

Raju: : I took your advice wholeheartedly and believed it would work out because I myself had a wonderful experience during my 1st trip to Sabarimala with my father at the age of 12. The atmosphere was wonderful, there was the feel of spirituality all over the air and when I happened to have glimpse of the lord I was feeling goose bumps and an unexplained joy. I followed every customs associated with the viratham with utmost sincerity. From getting up at 5, taking bath, doing the pooja at home and going to temple to repeating the same after returning from office I was doing everything. But still my trip to Sabarimala last year did not bring any good feel to me.



Sundareswaran : Why, whatz the problem



Raju: The whole place right from Pamba river to the way to Sabarimala was dirty, polluted and so was the minds of the fellow devotees. There appeared to be no moral values and people were downright selfish and jealous. All in all there is little of devotion and lots of commotion out there and hence I didn’t have any divine feel unlike in my earlier trip. I decided not to carry on with the Sabarimala viratham any more but my parents insisted me not to stop with two times and hence I have taken it up again for the sake of going third time.



Sundareswaran: Hmmmph..



Raju: Uncle, I gave my best to this viratham but still was unable to get or feel the almighty’s grace, don’t know why all this is happening only to me… It has been like this throughout my life……… I gave my best in my college and school got into a world class software company, still I end up toiling all day without any satisfaction or reward whatsoever. Is anything seriously wrong in my horoscope?

Raju by now was venting out all his emotions to his Sundareswaran Uncle, he just could not control all that was bugging his mind for a very long time. There was none to share his emotions so far, Parents were too busy in their own respective works while colleagues turned a deaf ear to him. Manager does conduct a one – on – one meeting, but that will eventually turn out to be a one voice (Manager) on one ear’s (Raju) meeting. Sundareswaran who initially was taken aback by Raju’s emotions later did not seem to bother as Raju was letting his emotions loose. He took out a pocket transistor from his bag and started tuning it to FM Rainbow.

Sundareswaran (in a relaxed voice): Hey Raju, I think FM Rainbow is at 101.4 Mhz only……. But I don’t know for some reasons, I am unable to tune it to that station at all even though the dial stands at 101.4

Raju was like…almost uttering….”What the …” and some text that could be written only in password font, but then he realized he is under Sabarimala Viratham and hence controlled himself. Also, he was used to these apathetic gestures from his colleagues whenever he tries to share his emotions. So he returns to his formal composure once again

Raju: : Oh Please uncle, when we are travelling, not always the radio picks up signals at the same defined frequency. Try to tune it slightly several times to correctly capture the signal

Sundareswaran: Ha ha, even a radio needs to be tuned sometimes to receive the correct signal, being a much complex designed human being you expect everything coming to you automatically just by sticking to some rules is it?

(Raju was dazzled, he did not expect this old man to hit back him like that, that too logically... Sundareswaran continues as Raju looks on)



Sundareswaran: Look my son, Life is not like your application deployment process, just to follow the steps in the installation document and get to see the application up and running… To get to anything worthy we should first make ourselves deserving, be truthful in our efforts and make some adjustments as we move on. Just like the radio needing to be tuned to capture the frequency, human mind should be tuned to identify and move forward with the way to growth. Hardwork will not get counted if you don’t have the right attitude and the right intention. When you have the right intention you don’t stop to see what others are up to and start complaining about that and when you have the right attitude, when in hard situations, you don’t sit and whine to GOD asking “Why Me?”, but rather fight your way through the situations and show to the world “Why Me?” the deserving winner. The Ayyappan chant "Kallum mullum kaalukku methai" is not just for eulogizing the lord. It also carries a moral with it, that only when you enjoy the journey, you will be able to reach the destination. Work or Worship all that is needed is the intent and being truthful in the effort to meet that. Remember my boy, If you do certain things just for the sake of doing it, you will only feel forsaken at the end of doing it


Raju stood there still not knowing what to reply as for the first time, someone pointed out his problems from his perspective rather than from their perspective (as his onsite coordinator and PM does). He felt like some ice broken in his mind as Sundareswaran got back to reading his book once again without waiting for any reply from Raju. The Train started to move from where it was halted towards Tambaram, his iPod that was in repeat mode started singing once again “Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa !!!”

Monday, November 15, 2010

Looks Can be deceptive


P.S - 1 : A new post after a very longgggggggg time at my blog , in a new genre .. This was basically written for Office forum. posting it here :)

It was the final of the prestigious Inter school Football tournament between Adarsh Vidhyalaya and Geetha Matriculation school and the match was in its penultimate moments. The game was closely fought and there was little to seperate between the two teams . Adarsh Vidhyalaya the defending champions were desperate to lay their hands on the coveted trophy once again and prove they are the unbeatable team while the hosts Geetha Matriculation school were keen to prove a point that they are second to none in front of their home crowd and hence the match was going down to the wire adding tension and excitement among everyone present in the crowd. The score line 0 – 0 at the end of the extra time just served a vindication of the vigor with which the game was played by both the teams. After a neck to neck, agility-meets-ability, 90 minutes of power play the game moved to the inevitable penalty shoot out for deciding the winner of the trophy. Both teams went into their dugout for a short break before the impending thrilling climax


The coach of Geetha Matriculation school, PT Master Nallakannu, called the team for a huddle to help decimate the tension of the atmosphere. The hosts were written off by everyone even before the tournament started, as a weak team and many people including the staffs believed the team was participating for academic interest only, after all the annual tournament is being held in their school thanks to the rotation policy. Hence, for such a team to come so far, the "fragile" team being agile on the field and knocking off victories after another on its march to the final, caught the attention of everyone. It was made possible by one student, Dileep, the attacking mid-fielder who turned out to be the unlikely star of that tournament. His energy, enthusiasm, spirited powerplay caught up with his team and together they played like a dream in the run to the finals. Largely helped by the label of underdogs the team was able to put up powerful performance thus far, the burden of expectations was weighing on them at that instance. Verve gave way to nerves as the feel of a so near yet so far path to glory of success passed through everyone's minds and the minutes were ticking away for the penalty shoot out. Nallakannu tried his best to give a pep talk to motivate the team but everyone's fears meant the motivational talk was just going to deaf ears. The mood at the Adharsh Vidyalaya camp was somewhat similar but they seemed to handle the tension better as they had been in familiar situations many times before. Yet the feeling of getting defeated by a "weak" team made them extra determined not to lose at any cost.


Referee blew the whistle to signal the start of the penalty shoot out and the sizeable crowd was cheering the home team at every moment thereby increasing the tempo for the game. Adarsh Vidyalaya opened the penalty shoot out first and both teams scored the first three goals comfortably. Adarsh school also shot the fourth goal comfortably while the guy Muthu who next came for Geetha school was caught in two minds over where to shoot the ball whether to the left or right side and ended up kicking it straight to the goal keeper and the score line now showed 4-3. There were ooh's and aah's in the crowd and the supporters of the hosts started to lose their new found faith in their home team. And talks such "I already told this.." and "I already knew this... " started floating in the air.


The mood got upbeat in the Adarsh Vidyalaya team and they already started to celebrate for their consecutive victory . Brimming with confidence their best player came out for the next shoot out. He went for a casual shot to show off his talent but the overconfident shot made the ball flew over the goal post. The scorelines remained at 4-3 with a life line offered to the Geetha Matriculation school team. The next player for Geetha School came out with his legs trembling as he approached the ball, barely managing to kick the ball towards a point in the goal post. It was easy enough for the goal keeper to collect it but somehow a dust fell into his eyes and he was unable to concentrate on the direction where the ball was travelling letting the home team level the scores at 4-4. The match came alive once again with the crowd coming on the edge of the seats. The player coming in next for Adarsh Vidyalaya shockingly stumbled on an easy chance and failed to get the ball past the goal keeper who flew in the right side well before the ball was shot. Still the ball went straight into the keeper's hands leaving the game and the trophy up for grabs for the home team.


A sense of excitement gripped the home team, they could not quiet come to terms with the feeling that they are one shot away from the coveted trophy that could help raise the stature of not just Football but also Sports in their school. No doubt everyone in the team were quiet thrilled and PT Master Nallakannu could not hide his emotions. He called up Dileep who has been the hero for the team so far to deliver the knock out punch for winning the trophy. "Dileep, you are the right person for this nerve racking moment. You had been a star so far, now is your chance to become a super star. Now go and shoot the goal". Dileep came forward to take the privilege. His team members came up to wish him all the best and also stressed how important it is for the team to win the trophy and how bad it will be for everyone's morale if they fail to win having come within striking distance of the winning line.


Having been free of expectations and with a license to enjoy the game without worrying about the outcome, Dileep has performed exceptionally well and won laurels for his talents but the expectation tag along with the "What if I did not" question pulled down his morale and he developed a cold feet while proceeding to the ground. Questions , expectations flooded his mind - the thought of being looked as a hero among his class and school mates especially the special glances from the beautiful girls of the school, these thoughts comforted his mind and also fired him up. But Newton's third law wreaked havoc on him as reverse thoughts also swarmed his mind. "What if I fail to hit the goal"....... A negative thought multiply much rapidly giving rise to multiple negative thoughts and so it did to Dileep. As he marked his position in front of the goal post , he realized he was the cynosure of all eyes and his team was waiting with bated breath. The thoughts and the negative thoughts, the expectations of the home crowd not to mention of his team's and coach's came before Dileep's mind, he was so perturbed by the thoughts and felt he could not take any more. One part of his mind wanted to just kick away the ball , come what may be and run away from this place to put an end to the mental trauma but another section bogged down by the fear of failure made the 500g football appeared to be a 500 pounds iron ball in front of him. Either way he wanted to escape from the present. At the moment a sudden thought striked him and he looked at the gallery, his eyes desperately searching for his loving Father Sundaram. Ah there he is at the second row, his bright eyes constantly following his son. The serenity in his dad's face made him look like a Zen master capable of converting a Tsunami into a beautiful fountain. Noticing his son is looking at him, Sundaram smiled at him that carried the trust and confidence the dad had in his on. That one smile was enough for Dileep, he felt recharged and emptied the tea cup in his mind. Suddenly the crowd, the noises they made, the goal keeper went away from Dileep's vision and only the goal post was visible to him. He moved towards to the right of the goal keeper, thereby luring him to the right while kicking the ball to the left which comfortably landed in the goal post to a sweeter win amidst loud cheers for Geetha Matriculation school. The win was truly remarkable in the context of the contest.


Sundaram cant stop clapping along with the other people in the crowd as Parthiban, his childhood friend and father of another member, Ajay belonging to the football squad looked on. He waited for Sundaram to stop clapping and asked him "Sundaram.... Wow da..great to see you like this today maintaining your cool and composure. For the last 15 minutes I just stopped forgetting the game and was looking you in awe. Amazing transformation from the days when you imagine various things and fear about it. I was initially thinking that this simple school tournament game meant trivial to you and hence you sat here not bothering about the outcome of it, but looking at the way you celebrate I wonder how you changed like this, Did you visit any psychological doctor and recieved therapy? or is it just that some one applied a magical wand over you and made you a cool guy?"

Sundaram laughed at Parthiban and replied

"Ha ha Parthi, beware dude..appearances can be deceptive, you only saw my face but could not feel the amount of pressure I was carrying with me. My heart was literally in my mouth when I saw my son coming out for the final strike, but then I know my son will be looking out for me before the penalty shoot out. My son turns to me for support than any one in this world and so i need to stand up to his belief. If he sees a worrying, tensed face just like what I encountered in my younger days at any important occasion, then my son would have lost the battle even before waging it. I as a good Father would never want to allow that and hence masked my face to show what could be good for my son and for his life rather than showing what I think. You are true, I had been a pressure cooker in my younger age and more often than not, defeated my own self without the need for any other competitor to do that. My parents and teachers only reminded me of the repercussions of failure rather than motivating me to go for the success.I dont want to inherit that to my son, i always encourage him and show him that I have immense faith him and his abilities. Even when he fails he knows that I will be happy that he had put up his best and enjoyed doing a thing irrespective of the result he had got. You know Parthi, Face is the index of Mind... But my son's mind is susceptible towards picking up negative emotions from my face and hence I send out positive signals for the benefit of him, afterall the onus is on the parents to nurture their children to have a determined and strong heart good enough to succeed in their life."

"Cool da, I have got to learn a lot from you to be a good parent. ... Hopefully before your son finds your real emotions and gets to know that Looks can be deceptive, he learns to look, scan be receptive only to good thoughts from people around him and filters out the negative thoughts..Good luck Daddy dude!!!" as Parthiban was replying his friend, frenzy celebrations sets off to mark a landmark victory.

-- SHUBAM

P.S - 3: Theme inspired and borrowed from this interview with Gary Kirsten, the spark for this story for this title came when he says looks can be decieving, (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/484723.html) taking the knot from that particular answer of Kirsten I wove the story with the plot inspired from Vettiya Madichu Kattu a Bhagyaraj film...... So basically whatz my contribution? hehe nothing, just the lines are my own and others are woven over the borrowed things Do let know your comments and critics as this is a completely new genre for me........

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Uyirae..En Uyirae...- Final part



P.S - Atlaaaaaaaaaaast......... Sep 2008 ezhutha aarambicha story ah March 2010 vetrigarama mudichittaen....... yipeee..so one major block cleared and please expect more posts from me :D

P.S - 2: Dont mind the blog template........ I am anyway gonna change it again...This is a temporary arrangement wonly :)



Click here for Part-I of this story

[Scene-4]
Location : Get Well Soon Hospital @ Mylapore
Time : 1 pm
Doctor Rajaram's cabin.
Dr.Rajaram was having his mid day meals as Nurse Rita drops in with a coffee mug
Nurse : Enna doctor ippadi medhuva saptutu irukeenga...anga patients lam ungala consult panrathukku thudichittu irukkanga....
Dr.Rajaram : Patients na konjam patience-um irukkanum Rita....... enna than naan doctor ah irunthaalum, only when I am in good health I can look after others health' illiya...athukku velaikku naduvilayum vela velaikku correct ah sappidanum

Nurse : athu sari..unga custom ungalukku.......avanga kashtam avangalukku..... inthaanga Coffeee.. daily 3 cup coffee kudikkarathu mattum ketta pazhakkam illiya

Dr.Rajaram : aama ketta pazhakkam than enna panrathu...... vida mudilaye.... thappo right oh ovvoru manushanukkum oru addiction irukkum..enakkum ethavathu irukka vendaama...athan ithu ....

Nurse : Basic ah ve ungala jeyikka mudiyaathu....... idhula pesi jeyikka mudiyuma doctor...

Dr.Rajaram : (sips the coffee) aaha aaha..sooper coffee po...... chumma solla koodathu....... Nurse's coffee na Nurse's coffee than..besh besh sooper ah irukku.....

Nurse : vilayadatheenga doctor..... seekiram seekiram..... patients lam wait panranga paarunga...... antha IT company pasanga oru paiyana kootitu vanthaangalae......
Dr.Rajaram: Yaaru Chinnasamy ngra chinnu thaane......theriyum theriyum..... avanoda appan enakku childhood friend
Nurse : appo neenga avangalukku Family doctor ah
Dr.Rajaram : apadi lam illa........ Family Friend than... eppavachum meet pannipom........ sollirukan avan thannoda pasangala pathi
Nurse : sari, Chinnukku neenga sonna test lam eduthaachu.... avan friends lam ungalukkaga than waiting..........Office la permission kettutu vanthirukkangalam....... result ah therinjittu seekiram ponum nu avasarathula irukanga........

Dr.Rajaram : intha software company pasanga thollai thaangalae....... office la evvalo neram nalum velai paarkama arattai adippanga.........aana ippadi oru thevaikku nu velila vantha kooda seekiram ponum seekiram ponum nu parappanga

Nurse : athu sari doctor, ennathan office la velai paarkalenalum, angaye iruntha salary ku prachinai varaathu........ithu thirumba porathuku late aachuna, leave, loss of pay nu poiduchunna........ Salary cut aayidume...anyways....avangala first attend pannungalen.....

Dr.Rajaram : With pleasure madam...... Come on lets go......
(Doctor gets up and walks in to the room where our Hero Chinnu was admitted)

Chinnu voda friends Hari, Paarthi, Shanki, Sushi, Jaanu were standing anxiously around Chinnu, as he was still recovering from the giddiness

Nurse : Inga paarunga..patient ah suthi ninnuttu irukkanga..... konjam idam kidaicha podhume...enga paarthalum circle form pannida vendiyathu

Doctor : (to nurse) Chinna pasanga thaane...ithukku peru than Ilavattam nu solvaanga..free ya.... vidu........ (sathamaga) Friends..... enna panreenga...... paavam antha paiyan..... kann muzhikkum bothu avan thalaiya suthi neenga ninnuttu irukkaratha paartha, marubadiyum thalaiya suthidum avanukku...... konjam air varattume patient ku

Paarthi : enna doctor... kilambu kaathu varattum nu solreenga
Doctor : haha.......good one...... irunthalum naan appadi sollalai........ konjam spread aagi nillunga nu sonnaen.....

[Meanwhile Chinnu slowly re-gains his consciousness much to the relief of his friends]


Hari : ennada Chinnu ippadi pannitae... oru pechukku nee ava azhagula mayangiduve nu sonnaean..... nijammave mayangittiye da..... avlo azhagava iruntha
Chinnu : (suthi paarthuttu understands the situation he is in) oh my GOD...what I am doing here........ innaiku oru delivery irukku....naan ponum
Paarthi : dei dei overaa scene podathe da..namma Manager inga illa..Doctor than irukar... nee delivery athu ithu nu pesina avar vera maathiri purinjikka poraar
Nurse : Mister...
Paarthi : yes Sister!!!
Nurse : ipadi neengale mokkai pottutu iruntheenga appuram naanga eppo than pesarathu enga Doctor ah pesa vitteenga na thane avar Chinnu voda problem ah pathi explain pannuvaar....
Hari : Sorry doctor, Please sollungo.... We are very curious to know if there is anything serious?
Chinnu : enda Hari intha build up......Doctor, pasanga thevai illama kalavara pattutanga ninaikaren........ Devathaiyai kanden... Kaadhalil vizhuthen maathiri Kaal thadukki vizhunthen....... avlothan.... mostly enna..vitamin kurai paadu irukkum....... Becosules sappita sari aayidanum ninaikkaren..am I right?
Doctor : so smart...... nee oru software engineer nu prove pannite thambi...... naalu anju vishayam internet ah paarthu therinjukittu udane entha problem kum ithan solution ngrathu......
Paarthi : Sorry doctor........avan oru cashewnut...eppavum appadi than peter vittutu irupan.........neenga solllunga... avanukku blood test lam edutheengalae.. Result vanthatha.....
Chinnu : sss..sorry doctor.... neenga sollunga
Doctor : mm..athu..... ok Chinnu, blood result , ECG report lam vanthathu...... ECG is fine........... but you have a high blood pressure.......and moderately diabetic as well........... BP shoot up aanathunalathan unakku mayakkam vanthirukku
Chinnu : (Shocked) bp ya........ (bp ya bp ya nu moonu thadavai echo aaguthu around the room) ena doctor solreenga.... I am barely 23...... enakku poi BP yum sugar- uma... I cant believe this.......
Doctor : hmm...... nee ketkara kelvi nyayam than......... aana makkal epadiyo diseases um appadi thane irukkum..... ethukum neram illai neram illai nu paraparappa odittu irukkara intha fast food society la.... diseases kum porumai irukkarathu ila.......... athan early age laye vanthuduthunga..........
Chinnu : but but doctor..... I am very health conscious you know....... I am a tee totaller......... alcohols sip paninathu kooda kidayathu.........cigaratte ku strict no no...... beedi enna...... beeda kooda nan podurathu kidayathu....... enakku poi BP nu neenga solratha enna la namba mudiyale doctor.... itho paarunga intha Paarthi.... oor la irukkara A-Z ela ketta pazhakkamum irundhirukku........ ivane last week panina medical check up la all clear aagi vanthirukkan
Paarthi : dei dei nanbana nee....... nambikkai dhrogi.......... romba nalla manasu da unakkku
Chinnu : sorry machaan........ oru emotion la pesittaen........ Enga friends circle laye naan than more health conscious.... athulayum past 2 months ah naan diet la than irukkaen..... i dont drink coffee or tea and only Diet Coke..... Morning sappadu ngra per la enga veetula podara heavy luggage ah complete ah avoid pannitu, I go in for sandwiches @ office.... Gym la enroll pannirukken
Paarthi : aana weekly ethanai vaati povaan nu lam ketka koodathu
Chinnu : summa iru da.. Night kooda soru sappidama tiffin thaan sapidaren..... I dont know being a software engineer working 24 x 7, what else I will be able do to maintain my health........ [sighs]
Doctor : haha...relax thambi relax...... There is a truth and tragedy in whatever you had told...The truth is you have just spelled out the reasons why you got high BP at a relatively younger age........and the tragedy is you had been fooling your own self by developing an illusion that whatever you had been doing is healthy
Chinnu : Doctor....

Doctor : First and foremost........ stop having the illusion that just because you do not smoke or drink means you are a very healthy man..... Smoking and Boozing are a must avoidable but they are only an apparent evil thing known to everyone.... People miss the larger picture here.... there are pretty bad things which do not get classified as an avoidable thing at all and continue to be ...... The Fast foods for example........Do you know the level of sodium and sugar in those foods.... or the Transfats and Saturated fat contents? Single handedly these junk foods can lead you to cancer, brain tumor or heart attack
Chinnu : ......
Doctor : Secondly, you were referring to your skipping breakfast as part of diet.......that is the most insane thing that one will ever resort to......... Breakfast is nothing but Breaking the Fast, i.e breaking the starving period for around 10 hrs since the previous night...... It is the most essential part of a day's meal in providing the energy for your day's activities..... By ignoring the breakfast routine and resorting to snacks at odd times you had only been putting yourself at high risk category... And definitely when you starve like this........ you would have gone for fillers, like biscuits or puffs to keep your mind happy.......
Sushi : Agreed doctor...... Not only Chinnu, but almost all of us take up snacks between lunch and during the evenings... But then.....arent we in the age where the elders would say "Kallai sapittalum karaiyum"..... Our digestive system are supposed to be in the prime form at this age.....
Doctor : you seem to be a smart girl...........but you miss a point here...... The age old adage you mentioned is not false at all........ But imagine............when was this coined....... At an age when the youth had to toil hard daily to earn their meals....... Even the rich kids had to keep themselves physically fit for the demands of the then society. But what is happening today? You get everything at the click of your mouse and the comfort of your house....the physical working part is almost literally removed........... But does the people really compensate for the loss of the advantages they had with the earlier life style.......... Today.....even for visiting a friend at next apartments you need a bike or a car, even for going to your office in the 1st floor you take up the lift.........Dont you ever know that climbing up the stairs brings down your pressure......
Nurse : Therinjirukum doctor..... pressure romba irangiduchina low bp vanthudumo nu bayanthuruppanga :D
Doctor : hahah... Good one.......appuram games.... Chinnu paiya..tell me when u last played cricket or football or any such outdoor games?
Chinnu : well....... 9th standard varaikum vilayadittu irunthaen...... Then 10th vantha pinnadi, studies appadi nu responsibilities vanthuttathala I dont go for playing at all..... athukappuram vilayadarathukku naanga enna chinna pasanga la nu enga friends ellarum vittutom
Doctor : mm..paaru.......... adhuvum kidayaathu.......... chinna pasanga than odi odi vilayadanum nu ethum auto pinnadi ezhuthi pottirukangala enna? enna paaru........ My age is 53..naan vaaliba aal illa.......aanalum volleyball aaduven daily......ethuku..... to keep my body fit and keep my mind in good humor.......... ippadi wrong ah na food habits nala udambula toxin mela toxins ah eduthukittu, athai compensate panra maathiri entha oru physical activities um panama.......... ottu mothama unnnoda body system ah nee kai vittutae..... athuvum paavam evlo than handle pannum...... Infact ithu verum warning sign thaan........ nee sutharikkalena it can lead to Cancer or other potentially risk diseases.......
Chinnu : enna solreenga doctorrr... :( :( :(
Doctor : Kanna unna bayamurutharathukaga naan ithellam sollala.......unna maathiri niraya youths and that includes ur friends here......... world economy pathiyum politics pathiyum, ovvoruthar personal life mishappenings kooda correct ah therinju vachikkaranga.......aana health vishayathula mattum arai vekkaduthanama konjam konjam thernju vachikittu, spoil pannikarom nu theriyamalayae avanga health ah spoil pannikaranga....... antha aathangathula than konjam niraya pesittaen......... Dont worry.........all is not lost............ blood pressure moderate ah than irukku...... if you wake up now and change ur life style understanding your body you can lead a very healthy life.........
Chinnu : hmm..ok doctor....... eppadiyo bayamuruthinalum fact ah solli puriya vachirukeenga..... I will definitely abstain from the garbage foods and the garbage life style...sss abba over advice....... konjam thoonga vidunga doctor
Doctor : hahaha...
Paarthi : (mimicking Doctor) Good one!!! appadi thane solveenga doctor
Doctor : makkals lam nakkals nalla than panreenga........... sari...... enakku time aachu..adutha patient ah poi paarkanum....... Vartta... Good luck and Get well soon
Chinnu : Thank You doctor!!!
(Saranya.......the white chudithar angel of Chinnu drops in in the room in a hurry)
Saranya : oh oh...what happened to Chinnu......... what happened to Chinnu....
Paarthi : enna ma enna..enna avasaram
Saranya : illa....... naan kaalai la coffee sappida poirunthappo en munnadi oruthar mayakkam pottu vizhunthuttar......... enakku romba bayama pochu...........udane I screamed
Jaanu : scream panniya... enga yaarukume ketkaliye
Chinnu : Icecream voice ponnukku..High scream eppadi varum Jaanu.........
Jaanu : dei jollu jaggu..mooodu da
Saranya : ivara andha nilaima la parthavudane enakkum appadiye mayakkam vanthuduchu........ appuram friends than thanni adichi ennai ezhupinnanga
Paarthi : nalla technique ah irukke... Whiskey ah brandhy ah......
Saranya : haiyyo.........water en face la sprinkle panni ezhupinanga nu sonnaen
Hari : verum water adichale mayakkam thelinjiduma
Paarthi : akka vukku low budget mayakkam vanthiruku pola....... athan water wash laye enthiruchittanga.....
Saranya : appuram naan friends kitta visarichathula sir ku than mayakkam vanthathu... intha hospital la admit pannirukkaratha sonnanga...... Ivara pathi Appa kitta phone la sollumbothu than therinjathu.........en appa vukku onnnu vitta cousin than ivanga amma vam......... enakku ivar Aththan murai venumaam
Paarthi : adra sakkai ...Love waves unakku satharanama work out aagala da..Tsunami range ku work out aayirukku
Saranya : kandippa poi paarthuttu va nu appa sonnanga...athan udane taxi pidichu odi vanthaen.......
Hari : taxi kula utkarnthe vanthirukkalame...en odi varanum
Jaanu : niruthu da...nee sollu ma
Saranya : Chinnu..... enai parthutte irundha neenga en mayakkam pottu vizhuntheenga...... naan en athai paarthu mayakkam pottu vizhanum
Chinnu : athu onnum illa Saruu..naama rendu perum orae nerathula Kaadhalil Vizhunthuttom..... WE just fell for each other because we are made for each other
Hari : adappavi adappavi....... doctor ippothaneda 1 hr lecture koduthuttu ponaaru......ponnai paarthathum plate ah maathi pesi kavuthuttiye da
Paarthi : Vidu machi....... Avanukku love work out aayirukku.........as friends naama santhosapaduvom...... Love dialogues lam anubavikkanum aaraya koodathu........ vaa naama ellorum kazhandukalam........ Machi Get well Soon da !!!!
[Subam]


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Uyirae..En Uyirae...

[Update: Part II Completed...final part to go]

P.S: Hi Guys It is nice to be back after a longgggggggg time.... I am only trying to continue the story that I have started almost an year ago..... Ippothan continue panna aarambichirukken....pazhasai konjam edit panni...trim panni... so please bear with me for atleast one more post till i complete this one...


Athu oru kaalai velai. athikaalai velai lam illa... konjam athiga neram aagi vitta kaalai thaan... aduthaduthu snooze panni vida patta insult thaangama oru vazhiya antha mobile alaram adikkarathai stop pannirunthathu. ithukellam konjam kooda feel aagama, antha veyil sutteritha kaalaiyilum oru kaaLai (athaanga Bull :)) thannoda kaalai (leg) neeti sugamaga paduthirunthathu. camera va apadiye leg la irunthu aarambichu konjam konjama mela Joom panneengana (vijaykanth style la zoom pannunga) rendu pillow ku nadula oru dirty fellow voda mugam theriyutha.....avar thaaanga indha kadhaiyin Nayagan Chinnu...ennada ithu Chin -nu, cheek -ku, lips -u nu lam peru vaipanga la nu yosikareengala...avanoda appa enamo avanukku Chinnasamy ngra thannoda thatha perai thaan aasai aasai ya vachaaru...... aana enna prayajonam...intha SMS kaalathula namakku podura dress lernthu, sappidara sappatai cook panra time varai ethaiyume surukki thane pazhakkam...... athan Chinnasaamy ngra thannoda azhagana perai surukki Chinnu nu vachikittan...


Chinnu voda family oru azhagana, niraivana family... government employee Appa... Highways department la velai paarkararu...Amma home maker.... ore thangachi Shwetha BSc final year student.... Chinnu oru Gen-X jenmam...i mean..Gen-X gentleman... Engineering mudikkara 90% graduates maathiri avanum pathu manikku office poitu, irava, pagala, kulira, veyila nu ethuvume theriyatha nerathula veedu thirumbara oru typical IT Employee..athunalathan paarunga, kadigaaram ettu maniyai thaandi avasarama odinalaum, ethukkume asarama nammaalu thoongikittu irukan..

"dei anna...... office ku time aagaliya..innum ennada thoookam" nu kettukitte ulla vara... ithu avanoda anbu thangai Shwetha... one moment wait panni paarkira thannoda anbu annanai, next moment washbasin la irunthu oru mug thanni pidichittu vanthu avan face la peechi adikkira..... kanavula ularikittu irunthavan intha unexpected attack la alarikittu enthirukkiraan.... para para nu enthiruchi kann muzhichi paartha kai la mug oda sirichikitte nikkara swetha...avanukku vantha kobathukkku semmaiya adi pinniruppan... but antha samayathula intha pasangaloda amma Mrs.Varalakshmi Rajasekhar entry tharaanga...

(Varalakshmi, their mother comes inside)

Chinnu: Amma..paarunga ma intha kazhuthaiya...nalla thoongitu iruntha en mela thanni ya adichitta

Swetha: thanni adichittu thoongarathu than thappu.... thoongara oruthana thanni adichu ezhupparathu thappe ilae

Chinnu: iva vaaiyai paarunga... college padikkira ponnu mathiriya nadanthukkara... nonsense...

Swetha: podaa Dog.... ettu manikku kooda asarama thoongikittu irukkara nee mudhalla software engineer maathiri nadanthukko...appuram ennai sollu

Varalakshmi: sari podhum di....anna ku konjamaachum mariyathai kodu...enna than irunthalum unnai vida periyavan

Swetha: periyya ivan.... paarunga ma ivanala en friends mathi la enakku maanam poguthu

Varalakshmi: en enna panninan?

Swetha: en friend malaavika irukka illa? anniku ava namma veetukku vanthappo eee nu pallai kaamichittu vazhinjittu irukkan

Chinnu: acho...illave illa ma...actually en pallu la oru chinna problem... antha ponnu oru BDS student aache. Adhu than ava kitta pallai thiranthu kaamichu kettutu irunthaen.athai intha pisasu thappa soluthu..

Swetha: adappavi......!!! Amma...nambave nambatheenga... konjam kooda koochame illama eppadi pesaran paarunga...

Chinnu: (samalichufies) ada...en pallu la koocham irunthathu nalathan ava kitta pesinaen.... Satyam ah ma...

Swetha: vidarathu reelu.. ithula Sathyam, Inox, Studio 5 nu udans vidaran ma...

Varalakshmi: sari podhum unga sandai... chinnasamy..nee poi kulichittu office kilambara vazhiya paaru....dee swetha..nee college po vendama......... En rendu perum ippo kaalai la nerathula mallukku nikkareenga

Chinnu: Mallukku nikkala ma... mallu vana iva friend maalu kaga ninuttu irukkom :D

Swetha: deii.... Maalu vam maalu....iru iru...maalu voda aalu, baalu nu oruthan irukan... avan vanthu, un pallai odaippan.... appo theriyum unakku entha pallu la problem nu

Chinnu: hehee...ok ok sister... ithukkelam kochikkalama... lets make peace :D

Varalakshmi: podhum da unga vilayaatu.... nee poi kuli po....Shwetha... un tiffin box la sappadu eduthu vachirukkaen..eduthuttu college kilambu po

Ippadiyaga, ovvoru morning layum Chinnu veeetula usual ah nadakkara antha casual convo mudivukku vanthuchu... Chinnu rushes to the bathroom for performing his early morning duties, while Shwetha leaves for her college...
Chinnu voda parents, native Tanjore ngrathunala, avanga veetula sappadu eppavume special ah irukkum.... athu lunch oh, illa breakfast oh illa dinner oh ethuvanalum irukkatum.... Ovvoru naalum vitha vithama sappadu senju vaippanga... Indraiya menu, ven pongal, idli, kesari and arisi uppuma...Shwetha vum ava appavum erkanave saptutu, avangavanga work place ku kilambi poittanga... Chinnu mattum than baaki... Varalakshmi amma, dining table la avanukku sappadu eduthuvachittu, paiyan ready aagittu sappida varathuku wait pannitu irukkanga.... 8:30 ku bed room vittu velila vanthavan..... nithanama ovvoru velaiyaiyum mudichittu, arakka parakka 9:45 ku dress pannitu odi varaan hall ku....

Chinnu: amma..amma... en watch ah engae vachae...

Varalakshmi: en da.. night thooongumbothu kanda idathula pottutu kaalaila tension nerathula thedarathu.... ithukku than naan appave sonnaen

Chinnu: sari podhum ma..ippo advise ketka neram illae...watch ah eduthu kodu

Varalakshmi: en da ippadi erinju vizhare.. T.V stand mela irukku paaru un watch..eduthukko

Chinnu: 10 mani ku onsite la irunthu oru call irukku....erkanave ennoda manager en mela oru gaanda irukkaru... ithula meeting ku late ah ponena mirugama maariduvaaru...

Varalakshmi: en unga manager enna Gaandaa mirugama? :p

Chinnu: haiyyo amma... unga mokkai ya kettu koba padarathukkku kooda neram illae...... (quickly puts on his shoes) naan varen...

Varalakshmi: dei thambi.. itho paaru sappadellam eduthu vachirukkaen..saaptutu poppa...

Chinnu: Time eh illama...so sorry... ippo eating ah vida meeting than enakku mukkiyam...sariya... Bye bye

Varalakshmi: dei dei... ennada.. kaalaila sappidalai na udambu kettu poidum kannna.... please konjamaachum saptutu po da

Chinnu: oru neram sappidalai na onnum aagidaathu... erkanave intha company sernthathu la irunthu semmaiya fat aagitaen nu ellorum solraanga... ithu vayira.. illa MRF tyre ah nu en friends lam gindal panraanga.... so intha maathiri high calories sappta than udambu kettu pogum....

Varalakshmi: athukkaga onnume sappidama vayithai kaaya poduviya

Chinnu: (stylish tone) no no no.... enga office food court la vidha vidhama sappadu kidaikkum.... meeting mudinja pinadi sandwich and juice saaptupen... I am in diet u know.........Vartta.....

thannoda Hand vachu senja Veetu sappattai vittutu Sandwich nu etho bread ah sappida poguthe intha pillai ena nondhu konde, padi thaandi pattini yaga pogum maganai antha padi thaanda pathini Varalakshmi ammal kavalaiyodu paarthu kondirukka, thann honda shine bike ai kilappi kondu office selgiraan Chinnu

[Scene-2]

The clock has already ticked ten past ten when Chinnu reached his office amidst the morning traffic at chennai that moved at a snail's pace. A tensed Chinnu hurriedly entered office and scampered past his colleagues who wished him good morning, to his cubicle. Before his manager notices, he should settle in his cubicle, open the PC and any application to give an impression that he has come long ago and is busily working. He is already ten minutes late for the meeting...but nevertheless busy ah irukkara maathiri scene kaamicha thappika mudiyutha nu paarkalam nu he thinks....This has been the daily routine for Chinnu who has earned the reputation of a regular late comer. Vaangatha thittu illa from team lead or the manager or the on site coordinator, but Chinnu just could not change his habit even a bit. Yaarukavathu birthday, marriage nu wish panrathuna kooda, he would not wish on the same day...avanoda habit padi, Be-late(d) ah than wish pannuvan...

As Chinnu was gazing through his outlook inbox for the day's mails, his next cubicle colleague parthi comes near him.

Chinnu: Dei machaan ..enga team pasanga lam meeting poitaangala..? you know..actually i was held up in a critical task..i mean...

Parthi: dei enkitaye un peter ah kaatariya, nethi namma manager 10'0 clock meeting ku kandippa ellorum nine ku varanum nu sonappo, fine fine nu thalai aatitu, vazhakkam pola Ten Ten ku variye da.... kaalailaye un mela kaari thuppitu meeting ku poirukkaru manager with shanki, susi and Jaanu alone...

Chinnu: sari vidu...kaata vendiya film kaati nan avara cool pannikaren.....

Parthi: podaang....sari po..nee epadiyum thiruntha porathillae... namma Jaanu endra janaki yoda engagement next week varuthu la... we are collecting Rs.50 from everyone, unnoda kaasu pending...eduthu vai athai....

Chinnu: dei aniyayam da... athu than marriage ku gift vaangi tharuvom la... engagement ku ennada panna poreenga aalukku 50 Rs collect panni?

Parthi: namma team saarba oru cake vaangitu poi engagement couple avangala vetta solla porom..... cake vettumbothu balloons lam parakka vittu jamaaika porom.....

Chinnu: athellam Wedding day ku thaanda intha mathir cake vaangi vetta solvaanga da..engagement anniku ethuku thaniya oru vetting day?

Parthi: It is team decision..nee pulambama paisa va edu..

Chinnu (aluthuthukonde): Sariyana vasool raja da nee.... Janaggi........un friend kitta dabbu nagi ma.... intha nerathula dog ennai paduthuthu paaru

Parthi: dei mooduda...call mudichittu Jaanu and team varaanga paaru....

[Shanki endra Shankar, Jaanu endra Janaki and Sushi endra Susheela return from their onsite call]

Sushi : hidaa chinnu, as usual innikum un punctuality puncture aayiducha

Chinnu: hehee.. enna panrathu sushi.. nilamai appadi.... intha meeting kaga breakfast kooda sappidama odi vanthen theriyuma

Shanki: that doesnt motor da....u didnt make it to the meeting anyhow....entha oru velai seriathilum pretend panrathukkum correct ah attend panrathukkum vithiyasam ithu than

Jaanu: Shokka sonnae shanki..paiyan enna solrathu theriyama shake aagitan paaru...

Chinnu: sari sari.... overaa ottatheengappa....

Shanki: sari da free ya vidu.... enakku semmaiya pasikkuthu..come on lets go to Food court and have something to eat...Client kitta pesi pesi thaavu theernthu pochu enakku

Chinnu: hmm ok..i too will have something to korichify... lets go folks.........

[So antha 5 member team proceed to Food court for breakfast]

Scene-3
[Venue: Food Court]

Shanki: Guys...naan poi ellorukkum bill pottutu varen..wait pannunga.... Jaanu nee as usual cornflakes than sappiduve...others..enna sappida poreenga

Parthi: enakku idly solluda

Sushi: enakkum..

Shanki: ok cool..unakkennada Chinnu

Chinnu: I am going for vegetable sandwich da..

Shanki: sari..... oru nalla place ah paarthu settle aagunga... naan poitu order pannitu vaangitu varen..Jaanu..neeyum vaama...

Sushi: pasangala..anga oru table gaaliya irukku paarunga..lets go there.....

[Ellorum table la poi utkara, Chinnu coke tin vaangitu joins them]

Chinnu: hey guys..coke kudikareengala.... Food court la vaikkara thanni kudicha thaagam adangave maatenguthu..... athan coke tin vaanginen...

Parthi: poda.. 10:30 is coffee time for me.. naan coffee sappiduven

Chinnu: milk powder la podara namma vending machine coffee thaane..uvvee...athai eppadi da kudikare..... over coffee udambukku aavathu da....itho paarthiya diet coke...calories kammi.. not bad for health.....

Parthi: enna machi panrathu.... pazhagidichu..vida mudilaye...

[Few moments later Shanki and Jaanu join them with the food items and they settle down eating, chit chatting]

Sushi: enda shanki..namma Jaanu three years ah love pannitu iruntha paiyanaiye kattika veetula successful ah sammatham vaangitaa engagement varai kondu vanthutta...nee five years ah oru love story ottitu irukkae... eppo athai marriage stage la arangettram panna porae

Shanki: Hmm... avalukku enna..athai paiyanai love pannina..so perisa entha problemum varama easy ah matter mudinju pochu...en kathai appadiya.... appa kitta antha ponnai kootitu poi...intha ponnu enakku etha ponnu pa.. ivalaiye katti vaingapa nu sonna...Mavane un taste ku etha ponna iruntha pathathu da...namma caste ku etha ponna irukanum nu ketkararu...enna solla solra... etho pechu vaarthai nadanthuttu irukku.... paarkalam

Sushi: pechu vaarthai ethanai varusham than nadathuve..seekiram oru mudiva solli kalyana sappadu podu...

Jaanu: athellam irukkatum..intha Parthi paiyan oru ponnukku nool vitutu irukkanae antha kathaiya ketkaliya nee...

Sushi: yaaru...antha Punjabi ponnu Pavithra thaane... theriyum theriyum...

Jaanu: enna theriyum..avan nethiku avala propose panna poitu bulb vaangitu vanthathu theriyuma....

Shanki and Sushi (chorus) : Wowww...theriyave theriyaathe.... dei paarthi...enga antha story ah sollu...

Paarthi (embarassed): yey...Jaanu.. puhleeease....vittudu...maanathai vaangathe...

Jaanu: haha..ithula enna irukku da...cool it machi... etho oru loosu paiyan kodutha idea la...ivan oru greetings um rose um eduthukittu nethikku Pavithra cubicle la kondu poi ava illatha nerathula vachirukan.... ava athaiyellam paarthathum semmaiya tension aagi....... yaaroda velai ithu nu koochal potirukka..... paiyan ava kitta poitu ithellam unakkaga than nu solrathukku yeh teri liyae pavi.. nu solla start panninavan ava kannula therinja kobatha paarthu mirandu poi...teriliyae pavi..enakku therilayae... nu maathi ularitu odi vanthuttan..hahaha...

[Everyone laughs at Paarthi....]

Shanki: enda dhairiyam ah solla mudiyathavanukku lam ethukkuda love-u?

Paarthi: sari vidu.... naanavathu oru level varaikkum ponaen..aana namma Chinnu evlo naala antha Saranya ponnai thoorathula irunthe love waves pass pannitu irukkan... Intha mokkai murali ya evanavathu ottureengala....

Chinnu: ennai enda vambuku izhukkareenga... en kaathal konjam aazhamanathu illiya....athunala than naan aazham paarthutu irukaen..... ava kitta solrathukku kaalam paarthuttu irukaen...hehee

Paarthi: thoda...love ah solrathukku vazhiya paaru da na..ipadi vazhiyare...

[Their friend Hari arrives]

Hari: dei chinnu..mama...nee route vittutu irukkiyae un aalu Saranya inniku white Salwar la bright ah devathai mathiri summa super ah vanthirukka da...ippo Cafeteria la than iruka

Chinnu: appadiya....ohhh...etho wedding poitu inniku late ah varuva nu ava team mate sonnan..... antha costume la than vanthirukkala office ku.... then itz a must watch...naan kilambaren..guys...see u later

Jaanu: ennamo Sify oda cinema review maathiri sollitu poraan..must watch nu...

Sushi: dei vaangi vacha sandwich ah sapidama odariya.... nee sariyana jollu da...

Shanki: avan summavae avalai pathi uruguvan... nee vera yen da hari avana ethi vidare....

Hari: hmm..just thought of sharing this info..satharanama oru alukku dress la vantha kooda azhagu nu solvaan..inniku nijammave super dress la vanthirukka....ivan mattum avalai paarthan na...mayangiye vizhundhuvuan

[Venue: Cafteria]

Chinnu goes to the cafeteria situated in the right side of the Food court..Saranya was not there..all other friends were there....oh..probably Coffee vaangitu vara poiruppa, thinks Chinnu and prefers to wait for Saranya taking a corner seat, some distance away from their desk...As his heart pumps up awaiting Saranya in a supposedly cute dress, his mind pens up a poem in that cycle gap....

"Vennira Salwar-il nadanthaadum Perazhage,
un vazhiyile Selvaar-in manathai panthaadum un azhage.."


ippadi oru bit-tu Chinnu manasula uruvaagitu irukkumbothu avanoda kavithaiyin nayagi Saranya Coffee cup oda thannoda idathukku thirumbi vanthu kondirunthal...Vantha antha Ponnu looked deep into namma Chinnu's eyes who was ogling her a few meters apart..Avalai aavaludan kannodu kann paartha andha second, solla mudiyatha maatrangal pala happened to Chinnu...His heart beat rapidly, the face started sweating and he felt butterflies flying in his heart...."Idhudhan kaadhal enbatha...idhayam pongi vittatha..." ena avan ninaithu kondirukkumbothe, the butterflies shifted their position from heart to stomach, kangal soruga, namathu kathaiyin nayagan Chinnu mayakkam adichu keezhe vizhunthan