Tuesday, December 18, 2007


If you didn't know, I am a big Rajni fan. Infact, I go crazy whenever I watch his movie in the theatres. This has been the case since Mappilai which was the first movie I watched without my parents and on the first day of release. I tried to sport the Rajadhi Raja hairstyle in the 9th grade. My friend and I put the tick mark on school uniform after Pandian; the vibudhi after Annamalai. I watched Mannan nine times in Santhi and three times in Liberty and several times in video. We bought T-Shirts with Rajni face and wore it for a couple of movies. I have watched Thalapati sitting on the floor with blood all around me.Yet my favourite movies are:
Vazhvey Maayam
Michael Madana Kama Rajan
Avvai Shanmugi
Devar Magan
and only then Rajni films.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


1. Kannadasan wrote:
Alone he longed for her to return,
Come she did but only with company (her husband?),
Soon he became responsible to save the guy's life,
"Bitch, get lost", was what he really meant.


2. Happy Birthday Thalaiva.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Back a star. The star is back

There have been very few occassions in life when you support someone with full conviction inspite of all odds and that pays off more than you expected. I am not talking about Oprah's support for Obama here. That, we will have to wait to know.
The way Saurav has forced himself back in to the team really gives joy and a rare sense of victory. Imagine! every get-together that I attended during his exile, was a huge battlefield for me; to defend my support for Dada with almost everyone else lining up with GC. I am grateful for this innings albeit against a depleted bowling attack. Considering the situation when he walked in, 61-4, his chanceless innings that possessed immense concentration and sheer determination was a treat to watch. Yuvraj was the spearhead in his partnership with Ganguly, however Ganguly's contribution in Yuvi's comeback innings needs mention. The support and encouragement that Dada provided during partnership proved why he was the most loved captain during his prime.

Now it becomes difficult for Kumble, Vengsarkar and co. to feature the best playing eleven for tests. They can't afford to leave out Dhoni, Laxman, Jaffer, Dravid, Saurav, Sachin or Yuvraj. This means either Sachin or Laxman have to make a sacrifice and move to the top of the order. The pedestrial series for Karthik has dooms written all over his future with Parthiv Patel knocking hard.

I don't see an alternative unless the seniors want to play on rotation. Yuvi is indispensable.

For he has nothing more to prove, Ganguly can retire on a high, resting assured that his legacy is intact in the annuls of Indian Cricket

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007


Everyone knows that Bramha has four faces. That Lord Siva has five, is not well known. Well here they are
1. Sadyojaatam
Sadyojaatam prapadyami Sadyojaataya vai namo namah. Bave Bave naathi bave bavothbavaaya namah
2. Vaamadevam
Vamadevaaya namoh: jeshtaya namah sreshtaya namO rudhraya namah kaalaaya namah kalavikaranaaya namoh balavikaranaaya namo balaaya namoh balapramathanaaya namas-sarvaboothadhamanaaya namO manonmanaaya namaH
3. Aghoram
Aghorebhyothaghorebhyo GhoraGora thareybyah. Sarveybyas-sarvasarvebyo namasthe asthu rudra-roopebyah
4. Tatpurusham
Tatpurushaaya vidmahe vamadeyvaya deemahi tanno rudra: prachodayaat
5. Iishaanam.
Iishaanas-sarva vidyaanaam Iiswaras-sarvaboothaanaam bhramaadhipathi bhramanodhipathi bhrama sivome asthu sadaasivom

Panchaksharam: Na ma si va ya

Chennai Superstars

The ICL T20 League has kicked off in style. Chennai Superstars rock; living up to the Team Ad which is by far the best among all the teams. I enjoy watching them perform as much as I enjoy their advertisement. Go Superstars!