2010-04-30

just crossed chengalpattu... No big activity on platform... Not many got down... Policemen exchanged reports... A local train is waiting with a few passengers... Announcement lady is announcing repeatedly... There is no sign of t/coffee'wala...




2010-04-30

in pandian express... Dad asked me to wake me up by 4.30 as we may need to get down in tambaram by around 5 am... I got up and waiting to identify the station that is first coming up...


2010-04-29

packed again now and waiting for auto to move to railway station... Need to catch Pandian Express towards chennai...


2010-04-29

we then took all of our family for refreshments... We all had nannari sharbath and fruit juices... Two kids settled for water spray guns... We packed everything and are now returning home in auto...


2010-04-29

pierced soorya's both ears, at a local jewel shop... He cried a little... Then calmed down...


2010-04-29

applying sandalwood paste on his head... Head is round... Except a small unnoticeable scratch...


2010-04-29

soorya tonsure over... His head is blank now... Smiling and is now taking bath...


2010-04-29

now we r searching for a barber to tonsure his head... Not many are available...


2010-04-29

soorya was made to sit on his uncle's lap... Then my dad removed 3 strands of hair from soorya's head...


2010-04-29

now we will tonsure soorya... And pierce his ears...


2010-04-29

we darshan'ed god within 10 feet...


2010-04-29

my cousin and bro went behind god... They r lost in crowd now... We searching them...


2010-04-29

god has now come to 'sree veeraraaghava perumal thirukkovil'... We are darshaning...


2010-04-29

huge crowd has gathered a lot now... Still god has not come...


2010-04-29

huge crowd has gathered a lot now... Still god has not come...


2010-04-29

hundi has come... God will follow in some time... We have prepared the diya for puja...


2010-04-29

my cousin Ramesh L Geddi has come from paramakudi which is 75 km away... My in-laws who are within the city are yet to arrive...


2010-04-29

we are now sitting in a mandabam near vandiyur perumal kovil... Soorya already slept in sasi's lap...


2010-04-29

i see a little crowd, 23 balloon vendors, 51 sugar candy vendors and 163 beggars... I think we neared the temple...


2010-04-29

govt cleaners are tidying up the roads... People will be getting ready by now to dirty up for the whole of today, in entire madurai...


2010-04-29

tea stalls r filled with people, t/coffee, news paper and gossips... btw, SURA is going to be released tomorrow...


2010-04-29

i declared that i will not take bath this early, that too in cold water... my mom declared that i will not be provided breakfast... I bathed and now sitting in auto...


2010-04-29

we got up today by 5 am... We got ready and now in auto, towards river for soorya's tonsure function...


2010-04-28

NURAI (kavidhai) shampoo pottaa thalayil varuvadhu; paambhu pottaa vaayil varuvadhu...


2010-04-27

i reached home... Mom and dad yet to arrive... So sitting outside the gate... On compound wall...


2010-04-27

dropped sasi, soorya and shri shri mother-in-law the great @ their home and travelling towards my home in auto-rickshaw...


2010-04-27

we purchased 2 sets of dress for soorya... Then we had dinner @ 'modern restaurant', one of the oldest restaurant in that area... (what an oxymoron?!!!)


2010-04-27

now we have moved to 'kishkintha' ready made shop for babies... Purchasing a dress set for soorya's tonsure ceremony to be held day-after-tomorrow...


2010-04-27

i'm surprised... Sasi managed to get a woollen bag, a plastic bag, a plastic box and 2 plastic fans from the jewel shop, for free...


2010-04-27

oh my god... Now they r fighting for the small plastic jewel box... And free purses...


2010-04-27

they reduced the wastage from 21% to 16% They also reduced the making charges from 200 to 150 rupees... Total cost is Rs. 4800... Operation 'golden ear' is a success...


2010-04-27

if the shop ppl are sure that u r going to buy, they will come and ask for a refreshment - tea/coffee/juice/cooldrink... I prefer a saridon...


2010-04-27

they have selected a 2.5 gram ear ring... With a small whitish purple stone... Now they are bargaining on the rate... Its a ritual to bargain on rates... Whatever it may be... Paper or aeroplane...


2010-04-27

they have zeroed in on two ear rings... Hope they will select among these two in next 20 min...


2010-04-27

all izz well... all izz well... all izz well... ...



2010-04-27

they are showing me on CCTV... that too LIVE... i should become famous anytime now...


2010-04-27

gold is sold @ rs. 1584/gram today in madurai... The gang is planning an ear ring for around 2.5 grams...


2010-04-27

soorya, my son... Ur dad is drained of his financial property... Its high time u wake up and make a ruckus... We all can go home then...


2010-04-27

we r now in 'thanga mayil jewellery'... soorya is still sleeping unaware of the happenings around...


2010-04-27

alas... They selected nothing here... We r moving to another store...


2010-04-27

'cigar makes man look manly' = 'golden jewel makes women look beautiful'


2010-04-27

reached madurai yesterday night... reached our home and slept by 12... With dad, mom & bro after long time together at our home in madurai...


2010-04-26

just left dindugal.... will reach madurai in an hour...


2010-04-26

few hours to get down at madurai...


2010-04-26

i bought 3 tamik books at erode junction... one on rajiv gandhi murder case, one on nelson mandela and another book on articles by s.ramakrishnan...


2010-04-26

train changed engine at erode and resuming journey towards madurai...


2010-04-26

now i am lurking around for dal wada... Yes you guessed it... I am lurking with the same desperate...



2010-04-26

the station is Dharmawaram... And yes, i got tea...


2010-04-26

train stopping in some station... Dal wada is the most sold item in the station... I am lurking around for tea and am desperately lurking...


2010-04-26

just saw saravana prabhu's message that CSK had won in IPL3...