I really get pissed off when..

  • People interfere in my personal life –  Being my relative or a person known to me, doesn’t give you any rights to know what is happening in my life & so stop bombarding me with many personal questions..It is my life and I am not answerable to you…
  • People do not honor their commitments – I hate people when they say something to me but later do not even try to do what they committed to me…I feel like screaming at them “Why the hell you first committed to me??”
  • People compare  with others –  I am really annoyed when people compare me with every tom, dick & harry!!!! I am what I am, Stop comparing…
  • People fight in Public – I understand you might have some issues with your husband/wife/relatives/friends, but that doesn’t mean that you can fight with them shouting loudly at public places & disturbing others!!!
  • People talk inferior about my country -I know you are now well settled in a foreign country,but that doesn’t mean that you can talk ill about my country – You are entitled to have your opinion, but don’t express that to me – Please try to remember that you have grown up &  got educated here in this country…

What will happen if…

  • there is maximum age limit for contesting in elections for Politicians??? (Like Government offices, where there is retirement age for staff…)
  • all the auto drivers in Chennai demand only meter charge and not their own charges??? (  there are some drivers who are genuine..)
  • all the citizens in India get compulsory basic education???
  • there is no bribery in our country???
  • there is no discrimination based on religion, caste, creed between us???
  • there is no gender bias???
  • all students get equal opportunity to study based on their pure merit and there is no reservation quota based  on caste/religion alone???
  • Voting  in elections is made compulsory???
  • there is no demand of dowry in marriages???
  • there is a law that all should compulsorily take care of their parents’ in their old age & parents should not be sent to old age home???

“She” Series – 3

She is very close to her cousins and all her cousins usually come to her house for family functions and festivals every year..

If there was any pooja in house, they will get ready early and will sit in pooja room & pretend as if they were praying sincerely and make sure that her grandma & others see them praying…After some time, one by one, they all will escape from that place and go upstairs to play..

She still remembers that in her village, many houses’ mottaimadis’ (upstairs)  were connected with each other, that is, they can jump from one mottaimadi to another..They all enjoyed crazily doing that & were never afraid of heights..

For every  New year, She & her gang had a ritual of cutting cake & drinking pepsi without fail till they completed their schooling…For Diwali, they all loved bursting crackers and enjoyed like anything…

She & her cousins used to sleep in a  separate room in upstairs & elders were not strictly allowed inside..During a midnight, they were talking about ghosts and were arguing whether they exist or not…Suddenly there was no power & torch they had was not working..They all started trembling in fear…Only their brother had a cellphone that time and he tried to on the torch in cellphone ..But he was surprised, as the cellphone suddenly got switched off (He later told us that the battery charge was full).All her gang  freaked out due to fear  and started running madly to downstairs..She still remembers it how all elders scolded them for that…

She  knows for sure that those days were  golden days & memories of the same will always be in her heart forever..

 

Most Romantic pairs…

I often envy at  some pairs which are Mad(e) for each other..

I even  think they being together is decided at Heaven …

The way they jell together is still a mystery to me…

Ok, You may think what am I blabbering about?? ?

It is not about Bollywood/Hollywood/Kollywood or any other celebrity leading pairs…

It is not about husband/wife or people in Love…

It is very simple, uncomplicated, but some pairs which I feel are perfect to the core….

Suspense over..It is about.……….

Pls scroll down…….

 

 

 

 

 

Well it is about some south Indian food combos…

Though I am not a foodie, but still I love when I get to eat the following with their respective unbeatable combination:

  • Idly/Dosa with cocunut chutney, sambar & milagai Podi
  • Idiyappam/Appam with cocunut milk
  • Chappathi with Kuruma
  • Poori with Potato Masala
  • Adai with Aviyal
  • Vatha Kuzambhu with Potato Roast
  • Semiya/Milk Payasam with Pappad
  • Paruppu Podi Rice with milagai podi
  • Rava Kesari & Bajji..

So, What about you?? What do you like the most????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you Ophidiophobic??

As per wikipedia,” Ophidiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes..

Care must also be taken to differentiate people who do not like snakes or fear them for their venom or the inherent danger involved. An ophidiophobe would not only fear them when in live contact but also dreads to think about them or even see them on TV or in pictures.About a third of adult humans are ophidiophobic, making this the most common reported phobia” 

When I first went to our vayal (meaning field in english in my village, my father told that I have to be careful as there may be  some snakes there ..I was very much afraid and was holding his hand tightly..But Thank God!!! I did not see anything that day…

After my marraige, we were in a single bedroom flat in ground floor..We had a big wooden showcase in which TV & other showcase items were kept..In the bottom of it, we kept old newspapers..One day, in early morning, I opened it to keep the previous day’s newspaper & was shocked when I saw a small snake there..I started shouting & called my husband..He  came & my house owner who was there in next door also came..House owner caught that small snake out from my house…I still remember that I was shivering & didn’t close that bottom showcase door  & kept checking the papers for many days for fear of snakes….

2 months after this incident, Me & my husband were watching TV on one fine evening and it was raining…Suddenly we heard some sound outside my house …Out of curiosity, I went to open the door, but somebody from outside was not allowing me to open the door & he shouted “Don’t open the door…There is big snake outside your door” – I was again shocked and after some time I opened the door when I heard the calling bell sound…

My neighbour was there and he said that he first saw the snake on his door..It was big & inorder to escape from him,  snake had  entered the outside area of our house..As our door was locked, it couldn’t enter our house..I thanked him a lot as if he had not cautioned us, I would have opened the door that day..He further informed that snake had however escaped to nearby unused land which was full of bushes & due to rain and darkness, they could not locate the snake..

I still remember how much afraid I was that day and for many days after that incident,I always locked my house door..I felt I am silly but I couldn’t overcome that fear …

After these 2 incidents, I avoid seeing snakes even in TV or pictures!!!! My husband makes fun out of me, but I can’t change myself!!

Yes, I am Ophidiophobic!!!! Are you ?????

 

 

 

When things go wrong…

As we all know, Life is not a bed of roses…Things are ought to go wrong in life..

During those difficult times, I worry a lot,show my angryness to others, have self pity on myself & think what wrong  have I done to deserve this..My sensitiveness also  adds fuel to  the fire.. I  really think I should come out of this feeling and be happy.

Pain is part and parcel of the life..I have to learn to live with it as everything occurs for a purpose..I have to be patient & positive..Both good & bad things are temporary in life..

I should stop complaining about my problems and be grateful for what I have & shouldn’t blame others for my misfortune…

I think appreciating what we have in life & living life to the fullest is the true secret of happiness..Isn’t it??

 

What I shouldn’t have done…

Many years of experience in my  job have taught me  following lessons…

  • I shouldn’t have been over sincere – I know I have to be sincere &  responsible in my Job as  I am getting paid for it, but I have crossed the Laxman rekha many times and had been over sincere, which I could have avoided..
  • I shouldn’t have stayed long hours – This is the main mistake that I did due to which I missed spending time with my family…
  • I shouldn’t have believed my colleagues blindly – Most of my colleagues were very good – But I didn’t identify those cunning persons who took advantage of my sincerity & many times I ended up completing their tasks also…
  • I shouldn’t have been  humble – I didn’t  like boasting about myself to others – I always felt that I am doing my Job..But I think I was wrong, I should have trumpeted about my achievements to others…

Mesmerizing Nature…

Nature  makes me spellbound!!!!

These photos were taken at Kodaikanal..

When I saw these flowers, I really wondered how cute the color combination is!!!!

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When I was travelling, I saw this beautiful view…I got down from the car & took this photo…Now I feel I have not captured the entire beauty of that place!!!

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Fog covered Park was awesome!!!

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“She”Series – 2

She  is always crazily in love with her paternal Grandma & special to her grandma also as She was first Grandchild in the family..

When She  was just 3 years old, She told that she will stay only with her Grandma & will not accompany her mother to Uncle’s house during her  mother’s second delivery…After her younger brother was born, She saw & loved the baby, but returned back with her father to stay with her grandma…

When  She was in school,her grandma would wake her  up at early morning to study & would give her world’s best coffee..Her Grandma was very proud of her as She was always good in studies..

She still wonders how her grandma prepared food in the apt way that she liked…

When She came to work in a different city, She called her Grandma daily & talked with her..

She was shocked, when she received a phone call from her father that Grandma expired suddenly due to heart attack…She couldn’t believe as she had spoken to her during previous night…

She started immediately to her native village …Her Periyama (Father’s elder Brother’s wife) called her & said that they are going to cremate Grandma soon as all sons,daughters & DILs were already there and they could not wait for her..

She pleaded, cried, requested her periyama to wait for her, but periyama was so stubborn..

Finally when she reached her home, she was late by half an hour & everything was over..

That was the first time when she lost her cool and shouted at  her periyama & She never spoke with her periyama after that incident…

She still misses her Grandma  a lot & her eyes are always full with tears, when she thinks that she could not see her for last time…

She knows Grandma’s  unconditional love will always be with her in memories…

 

 

 

 

 

 

This too Shall Pass..

Recently I was talking with my  new maid and she told me that, earlier she was  a home maker and she had 2 employed maids in her house…But now due to heavy loss in her husband’s business & his sudden illness, She had started working as maid ..I was shocked on hearing this and sympathized with her..

But she said ” No problem ma …Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum” (Tamil version of This too Shall Pass)

I was very much surprised on hearing this from her, because I know, it is very easy to quote this to  others when we offer them condolences or sympathy… But when we face the same situation, it is very difficult to  practice this quote..

I feel that life is more interesting due to  this temporariness & Uncertainty factor tagged to it..

 I am trying hard to enjoy happier moments in my Life and not to worry when things go bad, as neither Joy nor Sorrow can last forever…

But Practicing this is very difficult, Isn’t it???