Thursday, November 23, 2006

As per Rig Veda, PARJANYA is the rain-God and if we go to ancient Mayan civilization, they have 'Chac' as the God of rain and lightning. Indra, the "King of the Gods" is a sky God. His golden chariot is the Sun. He uses his hammer to break up the clouds to make rain. On Nov 22, 2006 he did not hammer the clouds that were up there in Durban, South Africa and the Indian cricket team and millions of fans in India are upset if not angry with Indra!!!

Normally Indra helps the team. Be it in Srilanka or India, for the past some months the rain God was with Indian cricket team. Wherever our team went he was there with his hammer. As a result of his performance we have not lost many matches in the recent past (prerequisite for winning or losing a match is, as we all know the teams should play)
Even in South Africa on Nov19 he helped us. The match was abandoned due to bad weather. But on 22nd Indra took a leave and as usual the same result.

O Indra, drinker of Soma!!! Why did you leave us?? Why no rain in Durban??
Please have mercy on us!!!

Your hammer speaks louder than our cricketer’s bats!!!!

So let water flow freely!!! Because you are the only solace for us!!
Sole solace for a ‘Bluebillion!!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

OCT 14, 2006 was a very special day for all "Pakothians". That day we celebrated the "Sapthathi" (70th birthday) of our "Karanavar" Mohannamavan (K.L Mohana Varma, noted novelist and present Chief Editor of "Vikshanam," Malayalam daily). We also had the review meeting for the forthcoming "Book on Pakoth".
8:30 A.M, Woodlands hotel.
So much of planning had gone into organizing this event. The planning committee had three members who had done Postgraduate program in Business Administration from well reputed Business schools in India. All the family members were supposed to meet at Woodlands for breakfast at 8:30 but by the time we reached there, we saw hotel missing. There was no trace of “Woodlands”, even the billboard had been removed? After seeing this (that there is no woodlands), everybody's appetite got increased. Next destination was “Planet Yum”. When we reached there the security told us that by 11:00 only the restaurant would open. After that we went to “Malgudi” but in vain. Finally, dejected, hungry, we decided to go to RR farms, where the function was arranged.

Krishnanmmavan, (K.L Sree Krishna Das) was the first to notice, the banner showed "SAPTHADI" meaning 'seven beatings/slaps or even shocks, was breakfast the first one?

The banner that surprised everybody!!!!

Everybody was so hungry that we started eating the breads/chips and what ever we could get nearby.

Oh what was that? Mohanammavan in deep thought....

At last break fast came. Thanks to Suresh varma and Sooraj Varma. Sureshettan's expression showed everything.

Anand Varma and Suresh Varma : "Punchiri"(smiling) competition

P.K Nandana Varma, Suresh Varma, Dhananjayan, K.L Sree Krishna Das and K.L Mohana Varma, and this time sureshettan was the target!!!!!!!

Myself with the "Hero"of the day.

The pakoth family

Mementos and Mohannamavan's novels

The generation next Pakothians!!!

Chabby's (Sabareesh) skit was a super hit

All I want to tell you people................

Honey chettan (Sanal Varma), Preethi and Samthript, the youngest ‘Pakothian’ present at the function, leaving to Pondy.