Monday, August 28, 2006

Three hungry men, some idlys and a project.

I personally never believed or even thought that 'idlys' are or can become a delicacy. But after stepping into "Murugan idly shop" in T.Nagar,i slowly started believing that eating idly is the "most blissful affair",even if you don't feel,its been promoted like that.That's Murugan idly shop's USP,(Unique selling proposition). People patiently wait outside for 20-30 minutes to have few idlys.But whether due to the good deeds we have done in our previous life. i don't know we got the seat without much wait. "Book On Pakoth" first meeting happened in "Murugan idly shop". Babu chettan,sureshettan and myself were present, poor juju(sooraj) missed the idllys @ Murugans and the talk. Babu chettan while having his first set of idlys started the conversation. As part of his recent trip to kerala, he visited Mohananamavan also and mohananamavan gave an idea of bringing a book on family tree of Pakoth. The idea was superb and challenging We discussed about how a book on pakoth heritage could be brought,how to collect the materials, Who knows about what and how much. and what are the other possible challenges in the project. As the excitement of the discussion increased, our intake of idlys also increased. At some point of time,sureshettan( for a change) even switched to a couple of dosas. After some time we got so engrossed in the talk that we got equally confused and tired( because of the talk and idly intake)we called our mohananamavan. He gave an idea of how to kick start the project and rest is HISTORY

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Gods must be thirsty

After 11 long years idols of various gods started drinking milk. Last time this phenomenon was reported in 1995. The possible questions one could ask is why 11 years? what were they drinking if not milk? or did we not try offering( read feeding) them milk for these long years? don't tell that there is no milk. Prof Verghese Kurian and his AMUL will disagree. Prof Yaspal says its nothing but capillary action. Next time when the milk you offered to your favourite god is found missing don't complain the poor cat, the cat might have offered the milk(some part) to GOD to get more rats, GODS MUST BE THIRSTY!

Monday, August 07, 2006

"like a graveyard with not a tombstone standing."
A Japanese report on the bombing of Nagasaki

On the morning of AUG 6 1945 the U.S army dropped "little boy" on the city of Hiroshima. The immediate casualities reported was 1,00000 lives but still tens of thousand of people are suffering from radiation. Before the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima, a test was conducted at New Mexico,After watching the test, Director J Robert Oppenheimer said that a verse from "Bhagavat Gita" came to his mind.

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst into the sky,
that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One
I am become Death, the shatterer of Worlds".

The horrors of atomic bombing is still hauting. Lets take a pledge that there will not be anymore 'Hiroshimas' and 'Nagasakis'