Completed five

Five years of happiness, joy, sorrow, hope, cribbing, brooding, bragging here...

Meeting wonderful blog-mates who patiently read, commented ... and many who are silent readers. ;)

Happy birthday to my baby! Hope you grow taller. :)

Life forms illogical patterns


"Life forms illogical patterns"

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Kadala Podrathu

"Hi da, good morning. How was your weekend?" while I ping a friend who is pucca Chennaiite .

"It was good da. Very sleepy, though."

"Full day roaming huh?"

"ille da"


"kalada pothindirukka da.. was talking till 5am!"

"what does it mean da??? I don't understand Tam slangs so well"

"Dei, ask someone next to you."

"why can't you tell what it means."


"Hmmm... okay."

In Tamil, Kadala means peanuts, Podrathu means throwing. Kadala Pothratu means Flirting. :P
During olden days, when there were hardly any restaurants, theaters, bowling or water parks, young couple used to buy the peanuts sold at the beach, chit-chat for hours together. Hence, the origin. :)

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Dance like it hurts,
Love like you need money,
Work when people are watching.

~Scott Adams

Dolls Museum

Dasara or Dolls Museum, is what I call, is celebrated arranging the dolls . :) I wish the doll collection grows in the coming years. 

The Kalasa, Saraswati Pooja and Ayudha Pooja

The main attraction is the Pattada Gombe. The Pattada Gombe is a Man and Wife made of wood, without which Dasara is incomplete.

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A day without Google

Google and its related sites were not accessible the yesterday, while the other pages including facebook or twitter were loading successfully. Google, gtalk, gmail, reader... were totally out of service to the BSNL broadband users. I could neither google to find out a solution for this. ;)


Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms MyDslModem.local.lan []
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.

If you're a BSNL customer and facing the same issue, try this:
1. Go to; system info and chk the attenuation and SNR value.SNR should be about 12 it seems.
2. Then change ip address in the internet settings from automatic to manual.

Thanks to Suyog for providing the solution.

A day without google is living in stone-age!

The conquest and the inquest

"Wow, lovely wedding photographs kane." A message popped up.

She complimented as she browsed the facebook album.

"Thanks, kaNe.If you were here, you would have enjoyed the wedding and the food, too."

"aiyo, bidu." (leave it)

"You know, you should come here, to the US. You would make a good moolah clicking at the weddings."

"oh.. howda?" (Oh, is it?)

"Yes. People here splurge on weddings. Most interesting.. is that the divorces happen more frequently than the marriages!"

"Thats true. Splurging on weddings and later on lawyers. ;)"

During the yesteryears, either the husband or the wife compromised. Then, if one shouted, the other kept calm. Now, if one shouts, the other at a higher pitch. When I meet old couples who are married for 30-40 years, both educated and working; how both would support at times high and low. Recalling one of the incidents, my aunt narrated how less her husband's salary was, and how well she managed the home with the little income and the family of five. She comments, marriages these days have become mere business where you get rid of a person signing papers once you find nothing else than the faults in the other rather than compliment the goodness. Earlier, divorces were considered a taboo and happened only in the West.

Does the young generation lack patience or is it one's ego?

Is it "Two imperfect people make a perfect living" or vis a vis?

"Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest."
~Helen Rowland

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