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The Oily Barber

1 Mar

Hmm..Last edited on 29th Sep 2011. Really wanted to update the blog but couldn’t come up with anything fresh so I dig this draft up.


There is this barber whom I am getting serviced for a long time (long I cannot remember how long). He has a peculiar characteristic than anybody else I have met. He is unctuous and his voice is so smooth you feel so uncomfortable. “Vaa kannu” will be his welcome words to anyone who comes for a haircut. I would always want to get my hair cut by his associates cos he is just too much to talk. The associate guys are one grim and one real mute person. My dad always used to say that barbers have a lot of information and talk about a lot of things to their customers. This one is no exception, through casual talk, he knows about my family and whenever I step in there, he would ask about their well being. During the course of the hair cut, he talks about a lot of things and does show concern over a little things but I am oblivious whether it is feigned or real. He has to come closer to whisper in order to ask about anything like my hair cut requirements and others and so on. He finally gets paid and says adieu with “Poitu vaa… kannu…  He is perhaps the only character I met in life who talks to his customers and sometimes in normal mode to other people from my observation.

Coming back to the start, unctuous, is a word I learned from the Harry Potter book (Book 4), I now remember his name (to my disbelief, yes) Igor Karkaroff, who talks unctuously, I really was much younger when I read the book anyway and never had a clue that HP would take dark turns with mercilessly killing characters like Black , Cedric, Albus, Mad-eye and subsequently lost interest in that book when all powerful characters slain one by one.

There are perhaps the opportunists who behave in such a way you could not detect their dirtiness in anyway but beware of your loved ones. Always keep a watch. Just a word.

விழிகளில் ஒரு வானவில்…

21 Jul

Sometimes, amazing things could be missed in the blink of an eye and fortunately you could get a chance to experience it and that blows you away off guard ! Lucky are the ones who get to see the latter. Happened to hear to “vizhigalil oru vaanavil” while being alone, this sure is one of the songs that is gonna be closer to the self for a long time. Amazing rendition by Saindhavi, no wonder GVP entrusted this song to his girlfriend. From the looks, Anushka is going to be Vikram’s lawyer in the movie and the character transformation of the laywer as seen in “I am Sam” is beautifully portrayed in the song. Cannot wait to watch the movie and feel the entire song !

Songs are one of the amazing addition in our movies that captures the emotions and give vivid depictions in the form of music and frames. Like my other favorite songs, I have recorded the lyrics here:

விழிகளில் ஒரு வானவில்…
இமைகளை தொட்டு பேசுதே…
இது என்ன புது வானிலை..
மழை வெயில் தரும்…

உன்னிடம் பார்க்கிறேன், நான் பார்க்கிறேன்
என் தாய் முகம் அன்பே..
உன்னிடம் தோற்கிறேன், நான் தோற்கிறேன்
என்னாகுமோ இங்கே..
முதன்முதலாய் மயங்குகிறேன்..
கண்ணாடி போல தோன்றினாய்..
என் முன்பு என்னை காட்டினாய்…
கனா எங்கும் வினா…

[விழிகளில் ஒரு வானவில்…
இமைகளை தொட்டு பேசுதே…
இது என்ன புது வானிலை..
மழை வெயில் தரும்…]

நீ வந்தாய் என் வாழ்விலே..
பூ பூத்தாய் என் வேரிலே…
நாளையே நீ போகலாம்..
என் ஞாபகம்  நீ ஆகலாம்…
தேர் சென்ற பின்னாலே வீதி என்னாகுமோ…
யாரிவன் யாரிவன் ஓர் மாயவன்
மெய்யானவன் அன்பில்.
யாரிவன் யாரிவன் நான் நேசிக்கும்
கண்ணீர் இவன் நெஞ்சில்…
இனம் புரியா உறவிதுவோ…
என் தேரில் பூத்த பூவிது
என் நெஞ்சில் வாசம் தூவுது…
மனம் எங்கும் மணம்..

நான் உனக்காக பேசினேன்…
யார் எனக்காக பேசுவார்..
மௌனமாய் நான் பேசினேன்…
கைகளில் மை பூசினேன்…
நீ வந்த கனவேங்கே காற்றில் கை வீசினேன்….
அன்பென்னும் தூண்டிலை நீ வீசினாய்…
மீனாகிறேன்  அன்பே..
உன் முன்பு தானடா இப்போது நான்
பெண்ணாகிறேன் இங்கே..
மயக்கங்களால் திணறுகிறேன்..
நில்லென்று சொன்ன போதிலும்..
நில்லாமல் நெஞ்சம் ஆடுதே…
இதோ உந்தன் வழி…

[விழிகளில் ஒரு வானவில்…
இமைகளை தொட்டு பேசுதே…
இது என்ன புது வானிலை..
மழை வெயில் தரும்…]

The game – Part 3 :)

8 Aug

It is the second long thing which I see/feel which leaves me thinking for the next several hours to come and this post is inspired by one such second. Like everyone has a unique day everyday, everyone has to play a different game called life. I got bright after the second and compared our daily living to two mind games – chess and sudoku, the few mind games that I am aware of. I felt everything has been preset, right from birth to the last rites. Coming to the game chess, we either be one among the roles played ranging from the most powerful queen to the humble pawn. Used once, very few has the power ever to revert back the damage using some special tools of the game. Real life rarely does have such options, giving chance and  circumstance the ultimate governing authority. I am not sure how much we can defeat chance with wit and intelligence. If we considered our friends and kin to be the fellow soldiers in Chess, everybody is unique and we have to get past the boons and hurdles offered by the whole lot.  The next one is Sudoku. We never know how difficult the game will be just by looking at it. This game is more critical due to the fact that there is no room for error and mistake, you cannot change the way every number is on the board, you just have to live with it till the end. One wrong move and the feat of completing the game successfully is screwed. All that is a part of the variants of the things we pass through in a journey called life.

பெயர் சூட்டப்படவில்லை …

24 Jul

ஒரு மாலை வேளையில்
உன்னுடன் நடந்து சென்றிருந்தேன்..
நம் விரல்கள் கலந்திருந்த
அழகை கண்டு
கதிரவனும் சிவந்திருந்தான்..
வீடு திரும்பி சிறிது நேரத்தில்
நினைவில் உன்னை
தாங்கி கொண்டிருந்தேன்…
என் உலகில் நீ வந்ததும்
நான் கொண்ட மாற்றங்கள்….
அட.. உலகம் அழகாய் தெரியுதே..
மேகத்தில் கால்வைத்து நடக்கிறேன்
உன் சினுங்கலுக்கும்  புன்னகைக்கும்
என்னை பணித்து விட்டேன்..
இன்று என்ன பேசலாம் என்றிருந்த
நாட்கள் சென்று
என்னென்ன பேசினோம் என்றே
மறக்கும் நாட்கள் தான் இன்று.
துள்ளும் இதயத்தின்
தவிப்புகள் தான் இங்கே..
உன்னோட வாழ கிடைக்கும்
அந்த நாளுக்கென காத்திருக்கிறேன்..

The game – Part 2

28 Jun

Mahesh rightly pointed out the things that can happen to an individual due to the outcome of a game. It is a matter of life or death in certain cases. I wanted to append “The game”, but left it untouched. While I was doing some small household work, I realized I had to attempt it several times to get to finish it, just the way I would play a puzzle game in my PC. I wondered if life could give an undo button and Load/Save game option. The problem comes when we make a mistake and damage somebody/something is that until we realize we made a mistake, we will not be able to revert back to what we were before we made the mistake and also repair the damage  it takes to hurt anybody.  The same comes to everybody’s minds when we think about the good old days. Many movies have been made on this genre with involvement of science fiction. I had been in this situation not many times but I have lost considerable things worth mentioning due to this. The same reminds me of the thirukkural illustrating of how words could hurt much more than fire burning our flesh. It is important that we enjoy our lives every single moment and at the same time we care about our actions and outcome to our dear and loved ones. A trait that could take a lifetime to master.

The game

24 Jun

They say games existed since time immemorial. Games test the physical and mental strength of the individual. I remember writing about the same topic during my interview (However, I have forgotten what I have written anyways). I wonder when they figured out the concept of playing games. They set out an objective on each game design and we yearn to get to it before anyone else does. There are umpteen types of games as far as I have known about it. Some of them take the form of physical exertion and some makes us think, some puzzle our brains, etc. Some even play with other people’s lives given the situation and the circumstances. I love the games when they are fun. They got to be treated like one. The problem comes when the game becomes serious and when it relates more to winning and losing and that is where people let themselves down due to the outcome of the game. The same is when people treat the games as a career. I am just outlining about games, I have no experience on it in any way. However, I would like to have a slumber sleep no matter the outcome of the game and start the next day afresh. I do believe that they exist for a reason. No wonder everyone needs some.

The Day always comes

19 Jun


There are so many people we meet  on a day-to-day basis and there are few  people that stay close to our hearts at any point of time. The presence of them makes our heart lighten and gives the warmth that we cannot afford to have when we are alone. The friendship is worth something that cannot be expressed in words. When life has these best encounters, it gives a harsh other side as well, in the form of parting of the ways. I knew about the date and time well too much in advance, always have counted the days more. But this time most certainly comes and the most darned and the reluctant moments come straight up and it is time to say goodbye. Life gives no much option in the case. Certainly, our friendship gets reduced to minimal modes of communication, that being the lifeline of the best times we cherished being together. When the times have passed and we look back at our days together, we realize how good life was and now being stuck with something else, memories mingle together to give a feeling of warmth. Goodbye, my friend.  Dedicated to all friends.

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