Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Thoughts!

A hol again on account of rains in Pondy! Though it was much-needed, it did not really yield good results! It has been long since I watched a Malayalam movie, so settled down to watch one. Making a choice was difficult, when ppl out here have different tastes! Ranjith Movies are always welcome and after having watched Pranchiyettan and the Saint, Mammotty- Ranjith combo seemed to have attracted all of us. But reviews said "Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty' isn't a great watch. Yet, we ventured! True to the reviews, one could say that it isn't the type of commercial movies that has come from Ranjith. But, I just Loved every bit of it. Though it doesn't really fit the standards of a successful film and doesn't really satisfy a normal theatre goer,  it does project a theme that is so bold and thought provoking! That last sentence in the movie, that too Ranjith's own powerful voice seems to be haunting me.That's about the movie!

All the social networking channels have only one tale to tell, Sachin's retirement! He is gonna be missed so much! Just now, read his farewell speech, and no doubt no other player could come up with such wonderful and well-thought words! No wonder, the world is crazy about him!

I guess that's it, nothing seems to come out! We do think things come out well, but the results tell us otherwise!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Good friends are always a Blessing!

The first thing that I did today after getting up, was to wish Usha, a 'Very Happy Anniversary'. And her reply did come right away!


Long distance and no calls for a while, but our friendship has always survived the test of time! Any other day, we can just open chat boxes or pick up the phones and be the same Sunie and the same Usha we used to be! We can talk about anything under the sun, without the slightest inhibition! Such friends are rare to find and this has always been a blessing! She is one friend whom I can always count on! Santhi Nagar life had always been exciting, bcoz of this bonding we have shared! 

Though being in a tough state of mind, just thoughts about our good old days brings in a smile from the heart!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Amazing Talent

Real talent finds a way! In an era where TV channels are flooding with reality shows to bring out the hidden talents, here is one gem coming out without even appearing on the TV. Isn't it amazing to know Chandralekha has been given two songs which were already offered to Shreya Ghoshal. Wow! As I listened to her song, I could feel tears rolling down my cheeks! Check out, you all!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What a Mess!

I miss my cheerful self. Had been and is still in the weirdest of moods I have ever experienced! Wondering how to jump out of this maze. There are so many tasks ahead, for which my mind is not even ready to get up. Never knew few things can have such an effect on daily life and bring it to such kind of a mess! Hope the Genie would appear and grant me what I yearn to hear and see! Not even my bed is calling my name! Sleep is something that seem to be so far far away!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quite an Inspiring Story...

Have been wishing to scribble something here, from my pen. It is not really happening! Hence, this share!

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “no”.

" Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father is bedridden since the time I was a boy, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

” Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realised that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, they may be successful for a while, but eventually they would not feel a sense of achievement. They will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Musing #5

No matter how you feel, get up in the morning, wear a smile on your face and go about your daily chores......let it be made an everyday there is some good reason to wear a smile....thank u poetess for cheering me up...

"Miles and miles away I remember the golden days,

I recall all your expressions, kindness and smiles...

Ah, the lovely feeling that I experience,

No where else but in your presence...

Often my heart travels back the memory lane,

Never imagined days without you shall be so plain...

At times, in my mind echoes your voice,

While a little tear drops from my eyes...

I miss the special hours that we spent together,

How I wish you were always near...

'Nothing Lasts Forever ' is what people say,

But our precious bond will forever stay...

Miles and miles away I just want to tell,

You are awesome and I miss u like hell..."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I should have looked for you!

I have SERIOUSLY been neglecting my blog! I looked at it today and realized that it's been well over three months since I've posted! *Sigh* I looked back over the older posts, just to realize that things have changed since I started blogging! I don’t know what reminded me about this little space of mine today, and what dragged me here. My little space, where I used to pour out all my thoughts, wishes and moments! Why did I ever go away from here? Now that Vipanchi is over, I hope to find that micron of time and get relaxed here!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Love Vs Pampering....

I came across this beautiful article in one of the old editions of Frozen Thoughts. I share the same thoughts and thought it would be worth sharing....

Click on the pic for a bigger view...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Poem with a Message.....

I was trying to clean up the folders in my pc, when I bumped into this one written by Dhanesh , way back in 2003! Short, it conveys a good message, just a share!

She comes with a murky
smile smoldering even 
the coolest one;
impassioning with
the hottest smooch
but smothering the
deepest thread.

The holder often
enthralls with pride
while she starts
her work on
the hand,
later jigging
the spirit of the

But it may be 
too late to retrieve 
as her passions 
obtrude to reign 
while she, the
cigarette would 
have devoured
your lungs.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I don't need words to tell you how much you mean to me
And, you don't need those words to comprehend what I feel!
That has been the greatest gift ever!
They say,
Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad!
How beautifully you proved it to Us!
Holding us, while we cried,
Helping us, when we stumbled,
Scolding us, when we broke the rules,
Pouring confidence into us, when we needed it,
Beaming with happiness at our winnings
By pulling us up at every step we fell!
And for me, most of all,
For giving me all the freedom in the world,
For developing my attitudes towards life,
For lifting my spirits ,
Just with the word "Makkalllllle"
Every time I need it!
You are the best ever!
A very happy Fathers' Day Acha!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

If I let my mind wander, what would it fetch me? Would it deceive me? Let me try it out!

A fairly good week, but only in the work zone!

Just five days of the new academic year flew by! I have a new batch of students this year, I enjoyed my time in their class and it seems to have taken off quite well! No obstacle came my way, I am as happy as ever with my students! They energize me!

Yet, something has been buckling me. I am kinda amazed/shocked by my stream of thoughts – stretching from plain realities to painful realizations! Sometimes, it is like they are waging a silent war with me! There are so many pointless questions for which no one could ever give answers!

Anyway, the weekend is here and all I can say is “RELAX”!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gud One!

Just came across this one, thought it would be worth sharing!

Saturday, June 8, 2013


After a long long time, I suddenly felt a strong desire to blog! The first thing I did was to give it a facelift! The school is reopening on Monday and my little one is tooooooooooooo excited about it! He had been pestering me for an outing for quite sometime and today I felt I would oblige. But, today as he was waiting for a parcel from Pappus, he didn’t really wish to go out. I had to make arrangements with the thatha- patty(our good neighbours) for the same. In fact, I never had any specific plans for today, just thought it would be another lazy Saturday! Whatever be the case, it turned out to be a fruitful day, as many of the pending works were successfully done with.

A drive through the Pondy Streets..after a long time...
A 5 minutes drop-in at the beach....
We started out with the Aadhar card application, and then went straight to the bank. Mr. Sun was quite severe, but we did make it to the seaside too. Lunch at Abhirami was just too good!

Waiting for the food was made easy with this...
Abhirami Rocks...

So after a hot hot day, we were back home around 2.30, only to find our Patty waiting for Gauri, with the parcel!!!!!!!! Needless to mention, he was too excited! 

Finally ....after a long week's wait is here.....

Coming back to my thoughts, I guess it is time to recharge my batteries which are terribly down, a brand new academic year is right here! At least, my students may need the enthusiastic teacher in ME! I hope all the dullness just flies away and I am back to my cheerful/crazy self sooooooon…….

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I do frequent this terrain,

Now, more than ever!

Unloved though, it invites me,

Now, more than ever!

Feeling lost, I feel blue around,

Looking around for what I yearn,

Not one word I hear,

Is it only blue that I see around!

So much happens around,

But I don’t seem to care!

Not much work done,

Still too exhausted!

Are words desiring to come out?

Or waiting patiently to burst out?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Glue, but a Lovely One....

As we all know “glue” is a sticky material that bonds items together. I remember using rice for sticking inland letters while in school. I also remember using ‘maida paste’. They were just okay for that purpose. Then, there was this ordinary not-so-costly glue sticks, which were okay with their quality. There was also fevicol and the like. In the later 90s came fevistick and such stuff. And the latest was feviquick – which can be called the best among the lot. All these are fine. 

There is a unique kinda glue which I know, rather, whom I know!!!!!!! That is the Vaibhavi Glue! A special brand indeed! Once stuck, it is really a Herculean task to part with her! We can even rephrase “as sticky as glue” as “as sticky as Vaibhavi”. Hoooooooooooh! No matter how much you try to pull her apart, she will come back to the original position in no time! Whatever you do, she maintains this quality with the same tempo! Unique, rt? 

Jokes apart, that is what she has been to me! Though I have tried to put it here in a humorous way, I know it isn’t really a relationship which will fade away with time! She isn’t the best of all the students I have come across, yet she will always remain close to my heart. The reasons needn’t be elaborated. In fact, there isn’t a need for such a post, but I thought she deserves one! 

Out of the four years that I have spent in this place, there wasn't really much between us, but for the occasional sarcastic comments on her answer scripts, owing to her excellent spellings. In her own words,  ‘I was some kind of a demon (who never knew to smile) coming to the class, and she was kinda scared to talk to me.’ I don’t really remember how she was able to break the strong fence that I had carefully built. Yeah, she did it without much difficulty, and that is what still amazes me! I don’t remember when this fence broke, but I am happy that it did! 

It has been rightly said:

So dear Poetess, I am not planning to miss u, better be with Me!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A 'brand new' Experience...

Not even in my wildest dreams had I ever seen this. There are umpteen wonderful things that I like about being a teacher. And, there are two lil ‘dumbo things’ that I hate about it too – Paper evaluation and Invigilation. A week ago, I don’t know if I was dazed or too surprised to receive this order from the Board of Education, Puducherry – for Invigilation duty in a government school in Puducherry. 

It was the first time something like this was coming my way, and I was too confused what this experience would turn out to be. For me, it appeared to be a Herculean task – the reasons are many! What I have heard from people around were all a little scary! Even when I attended the meeting, I felt this is going to be a tough task. And, I hate this kinda job! Well, that is my attitude problem! 

Today, I am convinced! I was totally under a wrong impression!!!!!!!!!!!! We were instructed to keep a very ‘strict face’,(Lol, you know I can't). I tried my best to look very stiff, oh my …so funny that was!!!!!!!! The students looked, rather stared at me as if I were a demon. I don’t know if it was my ‘STIFF FACE TRICK’ that worked well here. The students were so well-behaved and never gave me any trouble at all. They were fully engrossed in their business and no one really tried to indulge in any kind of malpractice! Everything went on well till the last moment. 

It was a brand new experience for me!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

An Auroville Experience, Again...

The Matrimandir
Don’t ask me why, what and how come? Out of all the places of interest in Pondy, Auroville is my favourite destination. There is some sort of a fascination for this place, which cannot be really explained. Today being Mother’s birthday, Auroville was expected to be crowded and it indeed was.

My long cherished wish – a visit to the Globe, materialized today. I guess no place on Earth can provide you so much peace! Gauri had expressed his desire to go to the view point, so we went there too. Though he wasn’t happy about walking all the way, once we started he was all excited! On the whole, it was an awesome experience at Auroville today.


At the Visitor's Centre

At the Cafe

This pathway looked awesome!

My favourite spot in Auroville, the Big Banyan Tree.
We were lucky to have it all for for ourselves for a while!

At the view point.

The adventurer enjoying his Cornetto...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Very rarely does this happen! A blissful week! Though the pressure is mounting up at work on account of the forthcoming ICSE exams, I guess I am not really feeling it! Thanks to a lot many things that happened throughout the week, that helped me recharge my mind and take it a for a blissful journey for a while….It was an awesome week filled with smiles and sunshine......So dear Monday, I am looking forward to you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pinneyum Pinneyum....

I am in love with him…

To be more specific – I am in love with his words…

Not even a single day passes without his presence…

He mesmerizes me with his words…

He wins over me the moment he steps in…

He captivates me with the way he builds a special world around me…

He allures me into a dream in no time…

He tempts me into listening to him again and again….

He attracts me with the play with his words…

And, I love the time I spent with him…

Just like the best one from his pen, he compels me into following him again and again…..

And just like a magnet I get pulled and get lost in the world of his songs…

To name a few - Pinneyum pinneyum, Junile Nilamazhayil, Tamaranoolinaal, Karmukilvarnante, Ethrayo janmamyi, Oru rathri koodi, Karimizhi kuruviye, Marannittumenthino........the list may go on......

Just remembering Gireesh Puthencherry, who even in his absence, continues to put us under his spell with the much-loved songs in Malayalam!

Listen to this, you will get hooked to it...One of his best compositions.....

Monday, February 4, 2013

Today, I guess I should make the wheels of my mind start running! Long time since I looked back or looked ahead to come up with something innovative! Somehow, I had been and still is in that “dejected” kinda mood! I know I have not written for a while, I have not really done anything fresh, I have not tried to be in that energetic, enthusiastic mode, still I am happy! 

Generally, we say – There are only three things that women need in life – food, water and compliments!!!!! Lol! 

Sometime back, while talking to a person whom I admire a lot, I received this comment – Your enthusiasm is really contagious, I get energized after talking to you for a while!!!!!!!!!!! Man, that was something! 

Recently, one of my friends told me, “When I am upset, I love to sit and talk to you, it totally changes me and my attitude!” 

As these are from people who are really close to me, I can never take it as “flattery”. Don’t ever go in the direction to think that I am trying to list out the compliments I have received! What I am trying to do is to figure out where has all that enthusiasm gone!!!!!!! Where do I regain that “drive” to propel me forward! 

After the initial rounds of analysis, there are a few lingering questions in my mind! My mind rolled back and got me a few cues! I guess I would be one teacher who would say “Marks don’t matter much in life.” Sure, I do believe in that! I can surely find the clue here – Isn’t this ‘question paper – answer script’ thingy too uninspiring for a person like me? Yeah, I was caught in that trap for a while! But ,I had no choice! 

Time for Change! 

So, to sum up, there should be a few tasks! 

Task 1 – Whatever little bits of idea that are scattered in my brain have to be pulled together to come up with something really interesting for the kids! 

Task 2 – Determine never to be idle! 

Task 3 – I should rediscover the Bliss that work can offer Me! 

With these, I may be able to regain my composure and spirits and get hold of the energy that is infectious and enthusiasm that is contagious, something which I had possessed sometime back!!!!!!!!!!!

B/w I make a century here - This is my 100th post! Should that be adding some enthu???

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Assignment...

It has been quite sometime since I showed my face here. And, I can number out a lot many reasons for the same – all, which even I myself would not really believe!!!!!!! I had been hunting for an idea to come up with a post at least this weekend, but nothing struck me so forcefully so as to make one!

I may say, the weekend has been really dull, with nothing much to do!

Yesterday, the lil adventurer came up with a request, which was wholeheartedly welcomed by me! “Amma, my “All about me” chart has become too old, I would like to make a new one, that too a hand-made one, what do you think?"

Yup, the one which is already there was made when he was in LKG. That was a readymade one, which I bought at some exhibition. I thought his idea was good enough make my mood bright too…..

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

They did give time a Break....

Nothing is more tiring in life than a dry weekend. After the kind of neurotic restless running that we do, we all do wish for a blissful weekend. A beautiful weekend can act like a psychological pain balm and this was exactly what I felt this weekend. ….our first weekend of the year was made blissful by Sabi chechi and Appu chettan…, we missed the kids though! Just like me, Sabi chechi has fallen in love with Pondy, so a visit with kids is already planned.

Though a short visit, I guess we could spend some quality time together, and that was what we liked about this weekend. Sight seeing wasn’t really in the list and so there was no running around. We really enjoyed the beach stroll with them. After a long long time, we got to listen to the police band, playing some of my favourite hindi songs…

The Police Band 
The time frittered on shopping was great too…the Exhibition at the AFT ground was an awesome experience, specially because I had the company of another shopping freak!!!!!!! They had some exquisite stuff…

Look is made with seeds and 'nellu'

I wish all the weekends are gonna be blessed with the presence of our loved ones, Pondicherry is surely a place for you to give your time a break……so plan soon….