Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy new year!

Happy 2009 friends!

May all your dreams and wishes come true this year.

Keep smiling,


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reality shows... Really??

I don't understand the whole point in calling these shows "reality". How much is the reality in these shows is a big big question.

But I should mention that there are some programs which are "talent" shows.

First about the good ones (only in Tamil channels)

Jaya TV s “Yennodu paatu paadungal”
This SPB s show is my fav. Neat one. No exaggerations. The way SPB gives his comments is also nice. This one is a show which, for a change, has lot of reality and almost zero nonsense.

Vijay TV s “kalakka povathu yaaru”
This show was very nice, bringing in good talented people (most of whom moved to other channels later). But what I didn’t like was these small kids who are brought to this show. It s really sad. These kids are made to over act and over react. But for that, it is a good one.

Vijay TV s “Ungalil yaar aduththa Prabu Deva”
I happened to watch this very recently. Though this has got inspired from other shows for creating some “drama” on the sets now and then, some people dance really well. Esp. compared to other dance shows where people just show off their chemistry and keep showing off their horrible “figures” wearing stupid clothes. (Atleast they can look into the mirror before wearing revealing clothes )

The list of dumb, idiotic reality shows is a big one… to mention a few…
Sun TV s “Jodi Porutham”
This tops the list of shows that I hate. I can’t even see the ad for this one. Real life couples come on this show and they hug / kiss each other. And trust me, this keeps improving as each week passes… If everything can be done in public, what is privacy? I know, these thoughts are very conservative . But this is how lots of people in TamilNadu are and how can you telecast such rubbish? Talk about people who are doing this… just to win some cash and jewellery. Ah!

Sun TV s “Asaththa Povathu Yaaru”
Vetti show! People come on stage (but for a rare one or two) and do crap… No, you cant laugh at such horrible things… like a guy dressing up as a girl(with cheap make up and pathetic costume) and dancing.

Vijay TV s “Jodi No 1”
Heights of Drama… lots of sleezy moves and revealing costumes and cheeky comments and (obviously) tears and tears !!!

Vijay TV s “Super Singer”
This show has good talent. But sometimes, the dramatization is just too much… esp in the initial rounds, people crying and shouting … was just not tolerable. But if they cut the crap, the talent is really nice.

Well, that is all for now...

Friday, December 12, 2008

My karthigai! :)


And this is how my day went on while celebrating karthigai all on my own.

I made more kozhambu (with "pakodi" thaan), beans paruppusili, lemon rasam, tomato pachadi, cucumber salad and ulundhu vadai.
My first venture with making special items :). It went on well, except for some "flop shows" now and then... But at the end, I was happy with the result!

I would rate vadai to be (s)/(b)addest thing of all.... as I m no expert in this line! But paruppusili was nice... as I ve made it many times now.

And in the evening, my venture with appam started. The only trick here is to get the correct "padam" (consistency), which I didnt know!

So, I started making appams which came like boondis... Just as I was about to give up after 4-5 attempts, I thought, let me give it one last try and Here! I got it... was so happy. Made about 15 appams. Then had to light diyas and pray God for a "bright" future and then the best part of it! eating those appams... Frankly yaar, not bad...:)

Overall, this was an eventful karthigai. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vaaranam aayiram - songs...

The songs are really nice and refreshing... lyrics by one of my fav lyricist, Thamarai.

Lot of songs have a beautiful tune (by Harris J)

lyrics in "Anjale" song r very very nice

Music & lyrics in "mundhinam paartheney" r lovely... and not to forget "adiye kolluthey" (guitar is just awesome)

"Nenjukkul..." is hummable and soft one

I keep humming these tunes throughout the day... very cute ones! :)

These do help me to relax and enjoy great music!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I am scared!

I am scared!
If it can happen in Mumbai, why not in my place?
Yesterday when I was coming back in train, I was thinking..."what if people are waiting in the station with guns?" Cant help it. It can happen.

After Mumbai attacks, fear rules everywhere.

Corruption has led us here. Corrupt people and people who think intelligence reports are waste have led us here.

But the politicians are very careful about their safety. They just make sure that even their nails are well protected... and common people, forget them, we need them just during the elections.

I remember, I was once walking on the LB road in adyar. I was walking on a platform after coming out of a shop. The policeman nearby suddenly stopped me and asked me to be right where I was. I didnt understand. Hello! I am just walking. Then I noticed that the CM was going to come near this place.

You allow terrorists(not to forget their AK 47 and Hand grenades) inside the country and you stop a common man from walking on the road. Salute your bravery sir!

I know it is not an easy joke to control terrorism. But what are we doing? More than the policemen, these politicians irritate me. They are hardly bothered. Something like this happens, these people just go and resign. What an awesome solution to the problem.

Sick! Absolutely sick.

Well, end of the day, it is our safety that matters to us and their safety to them!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Yeh hai Mumbai meri jaan...

Got reminded of the song...
"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahan
Zara Hatke zara bachke, yeh hai Mumbai meri Jaan"
(roughly translated it means - It is tough to live here in Mumbai)

Salute to the brave hearts in Mumbai and tribute to those who gave their lives to save people.

What shocks me is just the "HOW" about this incident.
I mean what went wrong with the system? HOW could this happen in our country?

Let's search for answers for this...

Will blog more about this in my next post.