December 27, 2007


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November 07, 2007


August 15, 2007

ஆகஸ்டு 15 !

சுதந்திர காற்றை சுவாசிக்கும் இந்தியன்
சுத்தமான காற்றை சுவாசிப்பது எப்போ ?


July 29, 2007


Hello everyone,
This is not a kind of post that i often write on my blogs. Today,I ask for your help.

Sarabesh,a three year old child was born with partial visual impairment (poor vision in one eye) and profound-total hearing impairment on both ears . He was recently diagnosed and his parents were counselled to start a rehab program for him .

This little child would benefit from a surgery known as Cochlear Implant . This is a pretty successful implant but a costly one to afford by the family [A minimum of 700,000 INR is required ]. His father works for a food processing unit, earning about 4000INR PM and his mother, a former house maid. A surgery for his vision is also pending.

At this time, he would benefit from a pair of Strong Class Behind -the-Ear Hearing aids to start the aural rehabilitation process. These hearing aids would cost about 25000 INR.

I appeal to all good hearted souls to offer their help for procurement of his immediate aids.

Donations can be sent to his father's home address.

4/153 Sivakami Ammaiyar Street ,
M A Nagar ,
Red Hills -Chennai 600 052

The family can be reached thru a neighbor's phone : 93821 26943 [A cell phone is still a luxury item for them ]

I can also be reached @ 99529 38354 for more information.


May 12, 2007



CONNECTED ..........!!

FINALLY !! :-)

May 01, 2007

Early diagnosis for developmental problems

News Source : The Hindu

Early diagnosis for developmental problems

A group of therapists launch website for child support

FIVE provides parents and the children a comprehensive package
"In our own environment we are defeated when seeking help"

CHENNAI : Paediatricians should be able to diagnose early the delay in developmental milestones so that the child could be referred for early intervention programmes, according to therapists and doctors working with children.

Speakers at a symposium on `ideal service model for children with disabling conditions' held here on Sunday, emphasised that developmental problems could be rectified early if the doctors networked with therapists. The symposium was organised by non-governmental organisation FIVE. It also launched a website to provide a platform for parents, teachers, doctors and others associated in the field of child development to share information and support to those involved with children who have specific developmental and/or learning needs.

Since 2005, FIVE has been working with children suffering from developmental disorders, said its director and speech therapist Sowmya.

It provides parents and the children a comprehensive package, including occupational therapy, speech, language and physical therapy after a thorough assessment of their disorder.

Actor Gauthami, who launched the website, said the organisation addressed the concerns that parents had about their child.


"As a mother of a seven-year-old I have lived through the anxiety about my child's growth, looking for resource and finding the right way to help our child."

Often help is available abroad, but "in our own environment we are defeated [when seeking help]" she said.

Paediatricians V.V. Varadarajan and Shanthi Raj spoke on environmental problems that children faced. They urged doctors to spend more time with children with suspected developmental disorders so that these children could be referred early for intervention.
The challenges were the family members who often would not allow the mother to seek therapy.

Though mothers would spot the difference quickly the family members would prefer that she wait but by then it is too late for the child to be mainstreamed the paediatricians explained.
Constantly updating knowledge, keeping abreast of latest development and networking with therapist organisations would help the child ultimately, they further said.

April 29, 2007

Nodi & Heli... !!

Ah ! Guess what ?! I watched a Kannada movie today K/as Mungaaru Male (First rain) !! I was invited to this movie screened here at Naz Cinemas this afternoon by my friend. I had no options but to accompany him this afternoon to this movie:-( . Inside the hall,so many channagedeera's were heard. Anyways,I had my share of interesting events inside the hall. I was seated next to a 10yr old ABCD boy who,like me doesnot know /or has limited knowledge of Kannada :-).My friend was interpreting this movie for me in English,just like the little boy's mom who was also translating dialogues to him .

This little boy seemed to know little about India. In the first scene,the Hero falls into a Manhole/ sewer and this boy just didnot have an idea of what that was !! He asked his mom about that..whats that mom..and his mom couldnot answer him..

And he was just laughing at all the songs and fights where the Hero dances or trashes a gang single handedly..

I feel Indian movies to desikids here seems like an amusing experience for them! Guess,these kids are just split between two of their own experiences and the exposure being provided to them by their parents !

Whatsoever, I liked this song very much even though i can't decode the meaning !

Enjoy maaadi !!

March 29, 2007


Few months ago,I was listening to a radio talk show by Mr.P.Sainath on India's farm crisis. He spoke at length about the famines in India during the erstwhile British Raj and how poorly they governed the famine crisis especially in Mysore and Madras regions. He quoted a book by Mike Davis which intrigued my interest in learning more about our past. A number of references in that book discussed widely about the famines and their effects on Indian farmers. About 24-29 million people had perished due to famines while the British people enjoyed feasts during that era. It was one of the worst periods in India before Independence.

Now after reading the book, i wonder how different is our present government from the erstwhile rule in handling the sucides of farmers on a large scale due to droughts and famines . Its been more than 60 years after independence and basic infrastructure is still lacking in almost all areas required for basic living .Has this has become the way of life that our rulers now even bother to uplift the downtrodden societies ?

March 23, 2007





March 17, 2007

Hello ICT !

Dear Indian Cricket team,

I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous vacation with your family in the beautiful carribean islands. Please don't care about the game or the country, just focus on scheduling trips to all the islands before returning home.After all , you icons have gotten a free trip there.

And yeah ,please be prepared for a grand entry to hall of shame when you land at Mumbai airport. I hope you would not take any back door exits out of the airport . You will be welcomed in true Indian style with chappals and brooms.

Again,don't come up with theories for your failure like the ball is round and the pitch is flat.

Rest assured,


PS : Should the team win the WC2007 ,I will delete this blog !!

March 12, 2007

சுகமான அனுபவம்.....

Just thought of this situation : How many of us get to read newspapers in the morning nowadays ?

In this fast paced world, most of us hardly find time to read the newspapers. I,for instance would read the news either on the web /ePaper or listen to radio during the super early drive to work or while watching TV in the evening . But the pleasure of reading newspapers has always been sacrificed.I remember those days back home when i and my family members would wait eagerly for the paper to be delivered in the morning and there would definitely be a fight as who would get to read it first. Each one of us would want their favorite news item to be read it the front page or classifieds or stock market quotes or sports...

Yesterday being Sunday,i got to read the LA times.I can't explain how much i relished those couple of hours i spent on reading the news paper ஒரு வரி விடாம including the supplements,and wading thru' those fliers that came along with the paper.Adding to the excitement was reading the special coverage on World Cup Cricket on this mainstream American newsprint,while sipping bru coffee and Suryan FM being played in the background .That feeling surely was emotional for one who was away from home for a while.

Anyways,i have decided to read papers atleast once a week..அப்ப நீங்க ??

March 10, 2007



    To Realise “Anti Corruption Objective”

    To get remedy for citizens particularly the common man by use of the Right to Information Act

    Curb Corruption in Government and Public Sector, both of elected representatives and officials

    Prevent Corruption in Private Sector

    Get support from other Pillars and extend support to other Pillars in fighting corruption

    Organising the “bribe-givers” against bribe

    “No bribe-Red badges” to be given to honest officials and workers

    Fight similar evils.

    To work for Stricter laws to curb corruption

    To ensure stronger action

    Make propaganda against corruption and create awareness

    Evils of Corruption – Get it included in the educational Curriculum.

    Information sharing and dissemination

    Recognition of Honest Men

    Giving HONESTY Award to Offices where every one is non-corrupt

March 07, 2007

Inspired by Bhangra ?

May be or May be not !! I Don't know !! But good to listen !

Kelly Rowland's New album (2007) :Bump like this !

Runaway by Night Party !! (RNP)

IIT grads do a Rang De in UP politics

Oh please ,Give me a break . What's the deal with these IITians contesting the elections ? All they seem to want is few pages of media glare and TV interviews for few days prior to polls. And all they do is just vanish without a trace after the elections .

Any news about the much hyped but long forgotten Lok Paritran Party ? This party by the "educated " could not even gain decent votes let alone how an another clone would fare in a BIMARU state like UP !!


February 21, 2007


From NewYork's -Craigslist rants & raves section !

Rude, Ignorant, Arrogant Indian B*****s in Supermarket.

Reply to:
Date: 2007-02-20, 12:47AM EST

I was shopping at the local supermarket today. Purchased about 5 or 6 items and went to the Express Checkout line. 10 Items or less. In front of me were a couple of mid-to-late twenties Indian women. (I use the word women loosely!)
They were each purchasing and paying for their shit separately.
I noticed that the bitch in front of me had much more than 10 items. I took a quick count, she had sixteen items. That's about sixty percent over the number of allowed items! She then had the gall to leave the line while her friend who was in front of her was being rung-up, to leave the line, get another item (making it 17) and getting back in line in front of me!
I had enough at this point, and told the skanky, fat, smelly Indian bitch that she was very rude, and that this was the express line, and that she had almost double the amount of items allowed. I asked her if she could read, and pointed to the clearly marked sign (10 items or less) clearly posted on top of the register!
The bitch went off on me telling me to "shut up" and to "mind my own business".
This only enraged me further, and I had some choice words for her fat ugly ass!
One of the things that came out of my mouth was "low-life". The bitch then went off as to how "I wish I made as much money as her" and "you wish you had as much education as me".
First of all, I don't understand how the cunt can make that determination, but I told the skink that if she was so educated, she should be able to read the fucking sign! Don't you hate it when a-holes who are clearly in the wrong get so indignant and self-righteous?
It's typical of these f**king Indian bastards! They come here, then have the audacity to think they're better than everyone, and think they are above the decent rules of civility! Even the fucking educated Indians are so fucking stupid when it comes to common sense and everyday life. They are always doing something stupid, rude, or disgusting!
F**k you…. you curry smelling, fat, ugly, rude, insecure, Indian C*nt!
Go back to your third-world slums and run amok over there. We know that in India, there are no such things as; rules, civility, hygiene, respect for personal space, and self-respect. If you want to live amongst civilized people, clean up your fucking acts you filthy, low-life animals!

There, I feel much better!!!

If you want to read more of intelligent/ignorant servings on Indian/India bashings -surf NYC rants & rave section !! Have fun !!

February 15, 2007

எப்படி இருந்த நான்..........

இப்படி ஆய்ட்டேன்.. !

OOPS...Kumudam DID IT again !

Just last month,Kumudam published a similar writeup as its cover story !!

I guess these Journo's take Article 19 of Indian Constitution for granted !!

February 14, 2007

OOPS...Dinamalar DID IT again !

See this link :

It looks like Dinamalar photographers/reporters waited clandestinely at various locations to click few pictures of the V-Day occasion.

Those people in the pictures are not celebrities. They are just ordinary people who have come to a public place to celebrate the day.
In my view,this is a total invasion of their privacy and this definitely is not a way to expose them in the front page.

Now i call this a "Creative Journalism" !


February 12, 2007

February 11, 2007

An eMail Fwd :

All in a day's work !!

I was talking to Mr.Vellaichaamy -1 at work today.

V 1 : Did you watch Super Bowl ?

I : No, I didn't watch the game but i did follow up with the news .

V 1 : So, Whats your favorite game ?

I : Cricket

V1 : Whats that ?

I : Its a different version of a base ball game in the eastern world. [I didnt know what to tell him :-( ]

V1 : [ Still Puzzled ! ]

I : Well, what cricket means to you is what superbowl to me :-)


Conversation with Mr.Vellaichaamy 2 !

V2 : Hello bud, which part of India are you from ?

I : (Surprised ) I am from southern part of India ,Madras .

V2 : Oh ...Mad raasi . I was in India for 6 years.

I : Good to hear that !

V2 : I got a question . Why is south Indian food more spicy than North Indian ?

I : Well...err....err... :-(

உங்களுக்கு தெரிஞ்சா சொல்லுங்கப்பா.... அவருக்கு அடுத்த வாரம் பதில் சொல்லனும் !

February 08, 2007

What happened to your OLD notebook ?

I came across this discussion on the uses of a OLD LAPTOP on New York's Craigslist rants and raves section . Few of the replies are funny, nevertheless there are good suggestions too !! I gathered those replies and posted here . Read on !!

Donate it to a Katrina victim.

Get a can of spray paint and stickers and turn it into a "Hello Kitty" laptop.

Carefully remove the video screen and mount it to the front of a fishtank so that the fish look like the old Macintosh "after dark" screensaver.

You can put it on your bookshelf or something.

Carefully take apart an etch-a-sketch and attach it to your laptop screen in such a way that it looks like Dilbert's pointy-haired boss' laptop.

Mount it in a picture frame on your wall and have it run "webshots" 27 X 7.

Load it up with spyware and give it to your ex.

Connect it to a high-voltage source somehow and leave it unattended somewhere. Use hidden camera to win big prize in "America's stupidest criminals home video" contest.

Pick a woman, any woman, in Buffalo whose kids all managed to get themselves killed because they were hanging out with violent criminals. Load some educational software on it and donate it to her. Suggested subject: Parenting


1. stick it up your ass!

2. exchange for sex

3. donate to material for the arts []

4. give to family member, maybe a sister or cousin who may be starting college in the spring and would love a 2002 laptop even without all the new WOW factors

5. put it above your fireplace and use it as an electronic picture frame 'cause that is all a 2002 laptop is good for anymore.

6. keep it as a back up porn computer so you don't get an STD on your new shinny one

7.Give it to a church, charity, or school of your choice.

8.Give it to me so I can sell it!


Read them ?

Now , am wondering what to do with my 2003 compaq system ! I thought of giving it to my college going cousins,but they have purchased new notebooks with a higher configuration in India :-) . This laptop holds a sentimental value to me (sundaikaai...) as i bought this in my first salary :-) . I would like few suggestions from fellow Desis !! Go ahead and share your ideas in my comments sections on what you did to your laptops the Indian way !!



Sorry for the interruption

This is only my introduction

During the cross examination

You will see the action cum direction

I will do with perfection

In the name of witness you are playing with imitation

Thats my conception ...

No,Thats your assumption

Don't get emotion and irritation

you wait and see me for the action !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



இந்தா புடி

அப்புறமா படி

படிச்சுட்டு கண்ணீர் வடி


Daddyயும் புடிக்காது

தாடியும் புடிக்காது



After all சின்ன பையன் முருகன்

அப்பனுக்கே சொன்னான் பாடம்

இந்த சின்ன பையன்

அப்பனுக்காக செய்ய கூடாதா வாதம்.


பேசறது நான் பேச வைக்கறது அவரு

நடிக்கறது நான் நடிக்க வைக்கறது அவரு

நிக்கறது நான் நிக்க வைக்கறது அவரு

நட போடறது நான் நட போட வைக்கறது அவரு

அவருனா நீங்க கேட்கலாம் அது யாருனு

சொல்லாமலே தெரியும் அது TRனு


நேத்து சய்ந்தரம் ஆபிஸ் முடிஞ்சு வீட்டுக்கு வந்தா ஒரே போர் அடிச்சுச்சு .அதனால இந்த படம் பாக்கலாம்னு முடிவு பண்ணினேன் . படம் மட்டும் பார்த்தா போதுமா ? அப்படியே MS WORDல நோட்ஸ் எடுத்து உங்களையும் குஜால் பண்றேன்...

இன்னா வர்ட்டா !!

February 06, 2007

January 31, 2007

Just a joke....

A conversation with a Pizza Delivery Guy (PDG) ..

PDG : So,are you from Pakistan ?

I : No ,I am from Hindustan (Grrrrrrr)

PDG : Where is it ?

I : Its near Pakistan .

This conversation happened between me and a Shop-Manager (SM) a few days ago.

SM : Are you from Pakistan ?


SM :Or from Bangladesh ?

I : NO, Iam from India .

SM : Where is it ?

I :Its between the two countries that you just mentioned..

SM : (Still Puzzled)

I :How come you know Pakistan and Bangladesh and not a big country like India ?

SM : Well, i got my toilet fixed from those guys !


I guess a couple of reasons be inferred from the above incidents .

1.Indians sit behind cubicles coding rather than fixing toilets.

2 . Americans shaky on geography as per this news article !!

January 27, 2007

Surya and Jyothika on Autism

Surya and Jyothika on Autism - Brought to you on Net by Kollywoodtoday.Com



January 26, 2007

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இனிய குடியரசு தின நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!

January 20, 2007


I typed by mistake instead of

அதுவும் செம கில்லி பா !!
போக்கிரி = செம கில்லி பா !!



This is my friend's reply upon seeing the above link !!

Hi Prabhu,

I am shocked to see the increase in cost of living back home...uffffffffffffffff!


Am comparing the cost of veggies at Stater Bros and Patel Bros to the link above..Uh !!
Truly அடேங்கப்பா.....!!

January 17, 2007

Huh !!

I seriously don't know why this article should even appear in this week's Kumudam Reporter .

This writeup has few cue words and for those inquisitive readers, a Google search would be of immense help.

But can anyone tell me what's the motive /point behind the publication of this article ? And this hasn't been the first time that Kumudam publishes such crappy articles !

..OVER to Kasamusa for more Kasamusas.....

January 09, 2007

Did they.....??

Last week,Thennavan wrote about the influence of Cinema related to the brutal murder of a 11 year old child at chennai. It was pathetic to learn when those teen aged criminals reasoned their act to a recent movie on covering up a crime scene..

..On a familiar note, i want to talk about the spate of recent movies where the lead male tries to get attention of his lady love through various tactics. It never ceases to amuse me as how the movie director's could even think of unbelievable tactics that would get the lady attracted to her man. And as always, the movie ends with their "successful wedding" !

I wonder what happens next and whether they lived happily forever and ever after ?

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