Wednesday, 24 January 2007
(Telugus think that their 'Chiru' is one handsome smart guy).
They are shocked at Rajinikanth's, Vijaykanth's and all the other dark kanths' and non-kanths' success in Tamilnadu.
Typical kosten is 'epadee sree..u ppl like these guys...they are dark..flabby.....' etc.
This made me think...do we really like dark, a little plumpy guys with an interior part of Tamilnadu accent ?
When I went to North India recently..I kept weighing the looks of average Northie guys against our Tamils.
After thinking a lot I felt the Northie guys looked a tad bit girlie with no mush and a light complexion.
All these coupled with their skinny structure will make them look like lost souls in Tamilnadu.
Bring the image of Rajini and our very own Gaptan....hmm..I prefer that to the 'ayyo paavam' look of the typical northie guys.
Our heros look protective and give us a sense of belonging.
Their language makes us feel at home.
So maybe we can't generalise preferences as it is very regional.
Considering the Hindi movie heroes...I can give 85% marks only to Akshay Kumar and Jackie shroff.
Beats me why the ' Men's fair&lovely ' or whatever it is, is wasting their money on advts here in TN.
Move away Zyeds and Amirs.....we want Vishal and Vijay anyday.
Friday, 12 January 2007
J is such a sweet...well-mannered....cute little thing. Infact I think I have had more well meaning conversations with her than I had had with many of my peers...well..its mostly girlie talks and she wanted to know if what all she heard in school were true.
And I have also played the role of "Naatamai" for all her 'school bus' tiffs.
She was here the day before too and I remembered she telling me that there were lots of relatives at her place and she wanted to be here till late evening..
Our usually happy...bubbly...exhuberant J was very dull and looked like she had cried for a long time. I enquired about her relatives and wanted to know what the occasion was...for which she said " I have a brother and a sister " Believe it or not...these were her exact words.
I had a biiiiig question mark on my face...and J continued.. "yesterday after going from here I was taken to the hospital to see my brother and sister... " It was then that things dawned on me.
She has twin siblings. Then she continued..."but I was very unhappy..
I cried for hours . I never wanted siblings and my parents knew that "
I was speechless.
I could not believe that the child did not know all these months that she was going to be a sister. I asked.."but J ..you must have known all these days...did'nt you see your mom's tummy?"and she said "My mom is always big".
I dont know what to make of this...her parents are educated...her father dotes on her. What were they doing all these months not preparing her for a new arrival into their home and very much into their lives. How is this child going to bond with her siblings...and what about the little ones.. Will they know that they have a sister who does'nt want them..
I dont know what to call these ppl's behavior..inconsiderate....down right cruel.
I really hope that she will start loving the kids and everything will work out for the family!!
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
Thursday, 4 January 2007
All the experts explain how the pictures were taken...light...focus...angle...etc.
Here is mine.......I looked down.....saw if the picture was in the frame...and clicked... Voila!!! This is what I got...er..you got.
Now waiting for your expert comments.