Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Music Tag

I was tagged by Lakshmi on the following:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your Live Journal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

Something i wouldnt resist doing.

1. RTP - nATTakuranji - T R Subramanian
the sAhityam goes as 'ninaippOm maNi mOzhi vazhi naDappOm. mahAtmA gAndiyai'

2. srI kamalAmbhikAyAh param nahi rE - bhairavi
the navAvarNa kriti of today. 5th day of navarAtiri

3. ambA nIlAyadAkshI - nIlAmbari
yesterday afternoon, Sankaran Namboodri sang it on Radio. The TNS version is always on my mind.

4. ETi janma midi hA - varALi
The KVN and Ramnad Krishnan versions are my all time favourites

5. aDukArAduni galku nApai - manOranjani
Another of my current favourites. Namagiripettai Krishnan on his nAdasvaram just creates the effect that keeps me mesmerised.

6. vEnkaTa saila vihArA - hamIrkalyANi
seeing Mysore Duraiswamy Iyengar's name on the blog which tagged me reminds me of his rendition of the song. i was humming hamIrkalyAni this morning and did what i usually do, went into bEhAg.

7. srI kamalAmbAh jayati - Ahiri
another of my all time favourties.

not tagging anybody in particular. anybody who wishes to, can go ahead and write this tag.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ideal Diet

The following is something a Dietician suggests as an ideal diet suited for the average south indian family. As recollected by my mom after watching a show.

Morning 6 AM - Coffee or Tea or many MILK based drink. about 200 mL

Breakfast between 8 AM and 9 AM
Any indian tiffin item. Idli or Dosa or Upma or Pongal with side dishes like sambar and chutney. To avoid noodles, corn flakes, sauce etc.

Quantity: As much to fill your stomach. Do Not Eat more than what you can fill your stomach with.

11 AM some kind of fresh fruit juice, with enough amount of sugar. about 200 mL again.

LUNCH 12:30 pm to 1:30 PM
A Good Indian Meal. Rice, Sambar, Rasam, Butter Milk, Vegetables, Chapati/Puri. To eat equal amount of Vegetables as Rice and Wheat stuff.

Quantity: As much to fill your stomach. Do Not Eat more than what you can fill your stomach with.

4 PM a Fruit or salad or a cup of boiled pulses (sundal like stuff)

6 PM any milk based drink about 200 mL

Dinner 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Same as Breakfast or Lunch.

NIGHT 10 PM One serving of Butter Milk with salt and other seasoning. about 200 mL

This post is a sequel one of my earlier posts.
Heavy Weight Champion

The doctor apparently claimed that if one could follow this diet meticulously and do enought routine physical work, one can keep the waist size in control. Also, according to the doctor, the key issue is to avoid exotic food. Just because one has access to it, it is not good to thulp a generous serving of Spl Mysore Pak or Thirunelveli Halwa.

One only hopes to stick to it, to the extent possible. The one thing i can definitely not follow is "Sleep atleast by 10:30 PM and wake up by 6 AM"

Saturday, September 16, 2006

எருமை மாடு - Buffalo

சென்ற வாரத்தில் ஒரு நாள் மாலை அவசரமாக நம் ஐ ஐ டி வளாகத்திலிருந்து வெளியே போய்க்கொண்டிருந்தேன். வண்டியில் நான் வாயிலை கடக்கையில் சில எருமை மாடுகள் உள்ளே வந்து கொண்டிருந்தன. காவலர்கள் அவற்றை விரட்டியடித்துக் கொண்டிருந்தனர். ஆஹா, இவற்றை பார்த்து எவ்வளவு நாட்களாயிற்று. நேற்று போல தான் உள்ளது, ஆனால் வாழ்க்கை எவ்வளவு மாறிவிட்டது. எங்கே அந்த ஆனந்த நாட்கள் ஏன்றெல்லாம் தோண்றியது. பள்ளி நாட்களில், வீட்டு வாசலில் எத்தனை எத்தனை எருமைகளையும் பசுக்களையும் விரட்டி விளையாடியுள்ளேன். இப்போது இவற்றைப் பார்ப்பதே அரிதாகிவிட்டதே. திருவல்லிக்கேணியிலாவது இன்னமும் இவை இருக்கின்றனவோ இல்லையோ? யார் கண்டார்கள். நான் அந்த பகுதிகளிலும் பார்த்து பல நாட்கள் ஆகி விட்டது.

இப்போதெல்லாம் எருமை மாடு என்று திட்டும் போது மட்டும் தான் இவற்றின் ஞாபகம் வருகிறது.

For those of you who cant get the fonts right or cant read and understand tamil, here is rough translation:

One of the evenings last week, i was speeding on my moped and noticed a few buffaloes being chased out of our campus out gate by the security guards. Just looking at them, made me feel nostalgic of those days when i could chase a number of them on the streets. I dont see them anywhere these days. One only hopes they are still around atleast in Triplicane.

I m reminded of buffaloes only when somebody scolds me..

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

My blog celebrates two years of existance today...

kudos to me for keeping it going...

I should also place on record my sincere acknowledgements to all those who have been visiting this page occasionally and sharing their comments on all that i have written here.

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