Random Scribbles

This is where I scribble what I please, when I please and how I please…

Archive for the ‘Andha naal nyabagam’ Category

Time flies…

Posted by AtPeace on April 25, 2006

Just crossed 10K hits… and it seems like yesterday when this happened!!!

Advertisements

Posted in Andha naal nyabagam, Musings | 16 Comments »

My Kinda Travelogue – Part 2

Posted by AtPeace on October 17, 2005

I gaped at Prince, open-mouthed, as he stepped over the connector. ‘Idhu namma train illa, erangunga’, he bustled around, hastening everyone and total pandemonium ensued. And before we could rally around, the compartment door had been opened and a few people disembarked – I should say jumped. Cos there wasn’t any platform for them to gaily step onto. The train had long past moved from the station and there was only a slope with plants growing alongside. Trust me when I say all of this happened real quick. I don’t wish to go into any more detail. Suffice to say that we tried to drive sense into Prince that you don’t go about pulling chains in running trains and jumping out wherever you please. And failed. But the elusive TTR eventually showed up and those who had got down were made to get back on the train. Terrible.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Andha naal nyabagam, Travelogues | 16 Comments »

My Kinda Travelogue – Part 1

Posted by AtPeace on October 15, 2005

The auto screeched to a stop to let the bus pass by. As I watched the volvo ambling across carrying loads of people happily reclining in it, there was a familiar ache in the heart – the yearning to travel. *sigh* When was the last time I went on a tour? I think back… Not counting the US trip, well, I think we last went in the beginning of March to Coorg. What a trip that was! Great place and lovely company… really wish we guys can go again somewhere. *sigh* Kerala, probably… Would love to go there again… I smile involuntarily as I begin reminiscing about my past tours… there are too many memorable experiences… in fact, every one of them was memorable in a way. And there is something I can never forget about every single trip I have ever been on in my life – fights, reconciliations, tears, laughter, friendships being sworn, relationships lying shattered, lonely hearts, broken hearts, kenjals, konjals, ottals, the songs, the dances… *sigh* someday, I’d write them all down.

However, for some vague reason (maybe it’s because this one’s not got much of an emotional value to it), I’m now going to write about one relatively recent trip that my team went on. To attend Chandru’s wedding in Trichy last year. (Only Deepti, Sang and I belonged to the same team, so the rest of my gang – Karthik, Prasanna, Muthu etc – won’t figure in this story. And our protagonist Prince is a teammate.) Hmmm… this is a weird story… in the sense that the story is not about the wedding or our visit to Mukkombu or Srirangam… it’s the travel – the train journey – that I am going to relate now.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Andha naal nyabagam, Travelogues | 8 Comments »

‘Where’s the world heading to?’

Posted by AtPeace on August 18, 2005

It was during Lakshmi’s bro’s wedding. As always, oor-la slight-a therinja yaarukavadhu kalyanam-na, we girls in my class used to camp somewhere overnight. And for this wedding, I had stayed overnight at Ramya’s place. Actually, none of this is pertinent to what I’m gonna say, so ditch it all. Hehe…

Konja neram arattai adichapram, kadamai unarchi engala romba uruthichu. So, without wasting any further time, we went in to the dining hall to have breakfast. I had just seated myself next to an old man (whom I’ll refer to as thatha from this point forward) and Ramya was sitting on my other side. As always, we were all bubbly and yapping away to glory. As I was happily talking to Ramya, the thatha glared at me and I smiled back weakly. I lowered my voice, but nevertheless, carried on talking. The fact that Revathy knocked over Ramya’s glass of water on Ramya’s banana leaf by mistake, and the place was a royal mess in a matter of seconds, did not improve our standing with him one bit. Thatha was looking sterner by the minute.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Andha naal nyabagam, VettEEEs | 8 Comments »

Ada Raama!

Posted by AtPeace on August 13, 2005

It was a hot summer day. Well, to be honest, I’m not exactly sure – it could have been ‘winter’ as well – there’s no difference in Chennai, you see. Anyways, the point is, it was hot. And we were in our final year of engineering. Realising that I was thirsty and finding my water bottle empty, I walked to the water cooler next to my classroom, with the bottle in hand. I was just filling water when I noticed that Raam was sitting on a stool outside the class, beyond the entrance. It was a little weird to find him sitting there alone, but Raam is known to have done weirder things and I chose to ignore him, as usual.
Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Andha naal nyabagam, VettEEEs | 10 Comments »