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May 26, 2015 3 comments

Enna Sir, payyan indha varusham 10th ezhudhi irukkanla?

“Ada aama pa. Exam ezhuthittu avan jolly a thaan irukkan. Enakku thaan vayithula puliya karaikkidhu daily”

“Vidunga Sir. Unga payyanukku enna, nalla mark thaan vaanguvaan. Seri, Engineer a , Doctor a ? 12th la Enna stream la sekka poreenga”

“Avan friends ellam Computer Science thaan edukkaraanga. Ivanum athaan venungaraan”

“Seri adhulaye sethudunga. CS la mark vaangardhu easy nga. Enga akka payyan Biology. 183 yo 4 o thaan eduthaan.  190 kku mela poda maattangalaame”

“Adhuvum Seri thaan”

“French a Sanskrit a ? Sanskrit la llam easy a 200 vaangidlaam. Tamil lla llam 180 e kashtam. Summa adhula pottu waste pannadheenga”

 

Tamilnatla, atleast Chennai la, Pathaavadhula la irunthu Padhinonnavathu pora mukkavaasi maanavargaloda veetla nadakkara saadharna conversation thaan. Computer Science la easy marku, Tamil edutha mark poidum, patthaavadhu varaikkum tamil padichadhe podhungra manappanmai perumabaalana petrorukku irukku (payyanukku enna venum, enna padikkanumnu kekkardhilla, adhu vera vishayam). Kadasiya enna ? Mark vaanganum. Neraya vaanganum. Annan Payyan, Thangachi ponnu, Edhir veettu Ashwin , Pakkathu veettu Priya , ellatha vidayum neraya mark vaanganum. Adhukku kuruku vazhi, tamizh a paadhilaye athu vittu poidradhu.

Odanne “Naanga pudhusssa oru language a katthukkarom” “Our kids will know a new language” nnu kodi pudichittu vandhudaatheenga. Pudhu mozhi kathukkardhula thappilla. Infact evlo mozhi kathukkaromo ulagathula athana kalaacharatha pathi therinjikkalaam. Aana adhukkellam munnadi namma thaai mozhi a muzhusa therinjikkanumla? 11avadhu 12aavadhu la padichaa thaan tamizha, naanga veetla daily pesarome, enga payyan 10aavadhu varaikkum tamil thaan padichaane nnu nenaikkaravanga, avan periyavan aana apparam indha mudivu avana epdi baadhikkidhundradha yosichu paarunga.

11aavathula tamil a venaamnu sonnadhaala adhoda importance avlo thaan nra maari oru thappana abipraayam appove avan manasula form aaiduthu. Idhu poga tamil padicha “naattupuram” , French padicha royal aristocrat nra range la avana ethividradhu veetla. Apdiye padichu periyavan aagi , Paris la conference pogum bothu 11avathula padicha french a vechi ottiduvaaraam. Adhe Bonjour um Bon appétit thaane. Ellarukkum theriyum. Idhellam vida aangila mogam nammala enga vittuchu. Naan padicha school llam “Speak to me in English” nnu badge pottirunthom ellarum. Tamil la pesinaale punishment. Natural a school a english pesaravan, veetla poyum atha thaan pesaraan. So tamil la avanoda total vocabularye adhoda close aaiduthu. Pudhu Pudhu vaarthaigala enga kathuppaan ?

College mudichittu velaikku sendhu naalu peroda pesum bothu ‘maame’, ‘machi’ nnu kaalaaikkardhellam saralama varudhu. Konjam complex vaarthai engayaathu ketta artham therila. Naan onnum Sallaabam, Mandhagaasam nnu over complex words pathi sollala. Pirai, Madhi, Sitrundi, Thanikkai kooda therila. Adha vidunga. Tamil Ezhudha/Padikka ippo irukkara generation la ethana perukku theridhu. Avan kalyaana pathirikkaila irukka tamizhe inga paadhi per padikka theriyaama thaan kalyaanam pannikkaraanunga. Munnadi tamil paatu variyellam manappadama paadittu irundha gumbal ippo rendu line kku mela poradhilla. Yenna Thaamarai, Karky nnu kavinjargal neraya peru pudhu pudhu tamil vaarthaigala paatukkalla marubadiyum kondu varanumnu muyarchi pannittu varaanga. Namma payyan andha maari ‘complicated’ tamil llam therinjikku virumba maatraan.

Theatre la padam paakkum bothu, dialogue la chinna kavidhai vandha kooda, pakkathula irukkanavana artham kekkaraan. ‘Oru vaarthai Oru latcham’ llam TV la potta sutham. Rendaavadhu round kku mela namma payalukku oru vaarthaikku kooda artham therila. Avan pera avanaalaye tamizh la ezhudha therilainga. America la irunthu enna prayojanam ? Idhellam vida worstu. Avan aalu avanukku tamizhla ezhudhi kudutha love letter a en friend oruthanukku naan padichu kaatnen. Idhellam paathu sirikkardha azhardhannu therila.

Seri ellathayum vidunga. Ivan eppadiyo poittu poraan. 1190 mark eduthaan 12th la. Engineering padichachu, Velaikku poyachu, America vandhaachu, Kalyaanam Panniyachu, Kozhandhayum pethukkittachu. Apparam enna ? Pondattikku tamil aarvam konjaamavathu iruntha okay. Illa avalum “Bonjour” thaan na, porandha kozhandha gadhi enna aagarthu? Already veli naatla valarra kozhandha. Veliya english thaan pesi valara poguthu. Veetlayum “Sanjay how many times should i tell you to finish your bowl of cereal” nnu solli valatha, Tamil vaadaye irukkaadhu. Bombay heroine maari thaan tamil pesi valarum. Aana amma appa, porandhadhu Kodambakkam, padichadhu PSBB. Tamilnadu product thaan. Leave kku India vandhu “What paatti?, you dont even know how to operate an iPad” nnu sollumbothu paatikku perumaya thaan irukkum. Ullukkulla Tamil pesamaatraanenra varutham nichayam irukkum.

Idhanaala 11th la tamil edukkara ellarum tami aarvathoda valarraanga, sanskrit edukkara ellarum tamizhe theriyaama valaraangannu naan solla varla. Sanskrit eduthu padicha en friends neraya per, innum nalla tamizh pesittu padichittu thaan irukkaanga. Simple a sollapona, adhu namma thaai mozhi nra garvam varanum. Adha pesa theriyatti, padikka theriyaatti asingamnradha unaranum. Perumaya poi “I know how to speak a little tamil. But cant read or write” nnu peter vitta, adhu mallakka paduthu echi thuppara maarinnu unaranum. Naan onnum ellarayum baagam baagama silappadhigaaram, sevagasenthaamani padikka sollala. Andrada tamil a therinjikkonga. Ezhudha theriyaadha? Kathukkonga. Adhukkana muyarchi edunga. Mukkiyama ungalukke theriyatti unga pasangalukku eppadi solli thara mudiyum? Idha yosinga.

Tamizh padichu 185 maark eduthaana. Sandosha padunga. Ner ner themaa, Nirai ner pulimaa, Nirai Nirai Karuvilam, Ner Nirai Kuvilam nnu padikkara kadaisi thalaimurai nammalodadhu aaida koodathu.

 

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Men will be Men

May 24, 2010 24 comments

Arun: Dei, got your joining letter la ? July 30. Chennai thane ?

Kanagu: Ya Ya. Athe than. Shew, atleast we are in the same branch.

Arun: Ya da. College a ye kalakkina maari , office a yum kalakkanum.

Kanagu: Enna kalakkalo. Neeyavathu color colora program llam poduva. Enakku therinja ore program ‘Hello World’ thane

Arun: Dei, athellam mattere illa da. And did you check out that orkut community of our new joinee batch.

Kanagu: Kanna, orkut llam school pasanga use panrathu. I am currently only on Facebook, Twitter, Buzz you know.

Arun: Adangu da. But paravala girls use panrathu Orkut thaane. Twitterla high levela irukkarthellam onnu PSBB, illa MOP. Seri, I checked the community. Believe me, Egapatta figures da. Perellam paathale ponnu azhaga irukkumnu thonuthu.

Kanagu: Athaane paathen. I thought you went to the community to gather info about training and all. And appadi ennada pera paatha.

Arun: Archana Nair, Sulaba Malhotra, Kamini Iyer nnu ennanennavo perunga machi. Ithanaila onnu rendu koodava nalla irukkathu?

Kanagu: Kaalam bathil sollum da . Badhil Sollum. But I have a doubt. 14 years of Coed School, 4 years of Engg coll life, ithula correct pannatha ponnaya ippo correct panna pora ?

Arun: Ha Ha. I was expecting you would ask this question. You see, school la college lla llam girls will be bound by many restrictions da. When you start working, you earn.. So ponnungellam independent a think panna aarambichiduvaanga. And that is our big advantage. So, office la aal pudikkarthu Can-Can.

Kanagu: Huh. The one thing I like about you is the way you justify your inability to get a girl with some high school nonsense. Ennavo machi kudiyum kudithanamuma aana santhosham thaan.

Arun: Hmmm, you still seem skeptical. Machi ill tell you what is waiting for us in office. In case you have a good looking girl in your team or in the neighboring team, chances of you and her talking alone are very high.

For instance you’ll have tasks to be done together, you both will meet in the elevator like a million times, you’ll have lots of team lunches, team building crap sessions, outing, late night works close to deadlines, cab drops incase of those late night works, a thousand official phone calls out of which a few can be turned personal and moreover she’ll have doubts which you may solve and vice versa too. Ippo sollu machi, ivlo vaippu kudutha nee goal poda maata ?

Kanagu: Yappa ! Dei naan mattum goal pottennu vechikoyen unakku treat machi.

[ One year later]

Kanagu: Dei I was transferring data from my old phone to new. Look what I found. It is a phone conversation we had about an year ago. Appo etho thonichennu record pannen. Inikku kaalaila fulla atha kettu semma sirippu.

Arun: Dei we had lots of conversations. Which one ?

Kanagu:  [pressin play button in the phone] This one.

For instance you’ll have tasks to be done together, you both will….

Arun: HA HA.

Kanagu: Eppadiyellam emanthirukkom. Naama pesina antha stereo type azhagaana ponnukku already 6 adi oyarathula, semma bodyoda, sekka sevelnu oru boyfriend iruppanra mattera naama yosikkave illala.

Arun: Vidra Vidra. Trisha kedaikkalenna Divya. 2nd floor la, delivery team kku pudhusa vanthirukkara  fresher group la oru ponnu takkara irukkan. Patchi sollichu. Unakku than antha team antha Anand a  theriyumla, va va va va. Seekaram va.

Men will be men.

Padhin Kavanagam for Dummies

April 4, 2010 17 comments
Padhin Kavanagam for Dummies

Padhin Kavanagam for Dummies

Padhin Kavanagam is the art of doing 10 different things SIMULTANEOUSLY, as told by my Tamil teacher in the 8th Grade. ‘Dasavadhani’  is the Vada Naattu name to denote a person who is capable of the same. Ever since i heard that, i thought to myself these are all highly overrated concepts and not at all possible at least in our world. Let alone Munis and Rishis and all heavenly figures in sexy clothing. I was pretty sure these are all to-be-extinct tamil words.

All these thought until i saw it with my own eyes. That too in Chennai, in the ever crowded Mount Road. He did not look like a saint. He did not have big beards. He did not have thandai and kamandalam. He did have a latti and thoppi. He didn’t wear Kaavi, he sported Kaakhi. No prizes for guessing. It’s the traffic police inspector. Here’s Padhinkavanagam explained with examples for Dummies’ sake.

1. Keeping an eye for a Potentially Mamooling Vehicle. Yamaha R15 or Royal Enfield Thunderbird driven by 19 year old guys with French beards and Liverpool jerseys are like marinated chicken pieces ready to be fried. Always on the look out for easy cash.

2. Blocking the already madakkufied vehicle in such a way that he doesn’t take off without paying the ‘fine’. Mostly involves the easy way – removing the vehicle key or sometimes the hard way – standing right in front of the vehicle with one leg on the front tyre. All those months of training in the Training Academy pays off now.

3. Checking the Driving License of the Madakkufyee . No need to get into details like seeing whether the face matches, doubts about whether he was fully dressed while the PP photo was taken and all. Coz, it was one of them who granted those wonderful licenses. Paambin Kaal Paambariyum.

4. There is no big scope in Licenses nowadays. But big booty lies in the Vehicle insurance section. A quick check whether the date of the insurance has expired always ensures that there’ll be no regrets afterwards.

5. Nobody just surrenders without a fight or a pleading. Ranging from ‘Sir engappa yaaru theriyuma’ to ‘Sir intha thadava vitrunga sir. Please office kku time aachu’ and even to ‘Inthaanga engappa line la irukkaru, pesunga’ . So gotta be ready to talk out and take out cash  in any of these situations. One of my all time favorite small talk from a Traffic Policeman is ‘Ithellam enga pocketukku illa. Governmentkku. Paaru Billellam podren. Correct a amount kooda ezhutharen paaru’. Bill booka print panrathe ivanga thaan. Hmph.

6. While the talk is going on, billing goes on parallely. “Deenadayalan , 200 rooba , overspeed. Intha pa . Inga oru kayezhuthu podu. Inga katna 200 rooba . Courtukku pona 1000 rooba . Epdi vasathi?”

7. While all these things are happening, a sad lonely walkie talkie is shouting with all its might in his belt strap. It’ll look like they dont seem to listen to what it says. But a subconscious part of the brain is always gathering information from the call, a chennai map materializing inside his head. If that processes any words like “Accident, 2 wheeler, and any place which is 5 km from where he is standing”, then he must hurry. Accidents mean big cash. And early bird gets the worm.

8.  Checking on the Constable is another threaded process. Traffic SI or Inspectors don’t ‘catch’ cases technically. Some brave constable men run into the middle of the road, scare the guy on the bike to death and then take him to the SI . So there is a high possibility that the constable may himself pocket some side amount. Constable check is very important as it splits valuable cash.

9. Amount check is the important of all. ” Antha white color field marshall bike irukulla, athula petrol tank pouch la amount a vechittu poidunga. Naan kaila vaangarthe illa” maybe easy to say. But those intense moments when he walks to the bike and keeps the cash are too important. Afterall it was a result of a hard day’s work.

10. Standing in the roads at noon time in Chennai itself is a big achievement. So they refresh themselves by sipping onto Elaneer/Karumbu Juice/Cool Drink most of the times. The refreshments are provided free of cost by the nearby shop keepers out of their respect towards traffic police men.

This 10 item cycle goes on and on and on, till the collection for the day had reached the desired threshold value. So thinking about the fact that CCTP Inspectors are capable of super human feats, makes me feel proud. Really Proud to trod among these Padhin Kavanaga Kaavalaalis.

Please note: The Post is intended only against corrupt traffic policemen. The remaining 2.4578 % Traffic Police can safely ignore the post.

Overheard at the Elevator a.k.a Liftla Ottu Kettadhu

February 5, 2010 11 comments

I have seen many people writing about things they overheard at the elevator . Everytime i used to think these are written just to grab attention and nothing good can be overheard from a elevator. But seriously if there is one interesting place at work , it has to be the elevator . Just a few months into I.T, i have started loving the Elevator travel . It is a place where you can hear about anything and everything . Sports , Politics, Kisu Kisu , Movie Climaxes, Evan Evala sight adikkaaran adhu ithunnu motha ulaga nadappugal ellam therinjikkalaam. But it is not technically overhearing when you do it on a elevator . In that small space whatever you speak , even in your lightest whisper can be heard by others as though they hear it from a Bose Amp .

I have noted one thing about people entering the ‘lift’ . They come in , take a nice look at everybody in it mostly to assess the people inside if the left were to get stuck  . Possible a head count and then either start looking at the fan or read the ‘Instructions to follow incase of emergency’ for the umpteenth time . Idhu oru comedy nna next comedy people speaking in phones inside lifts . Giggling girls talking as soft as they can in the phone, thinking nobody can hear. Not knowing the fact that the boyfriend on the other side is audible too. “Saaptiya” “Illa pa, inikku work irukku” ” Hmmm Apparam” .

One more interesting group of people is a bunch of boys and a girl who get down at different floors. One boy keeps talking nonsense with the girl ignoring his sagaas along side. And antha ponnu erangi lift edutha odane avan friends avana paathu vidra look irukke . Appappa.  Other set of people are the self smilers. Get in Lift -> Take Mobile Phone -> Check Message -> Smile.

Finally the languages that you hear in a lift . Tamil , Telugu , Kannada, Hindi , Economic Times English, I am one grade higher than you English, Boy Girl English , Girl Girl english and most important TANGLISH

“Indian English is a recognized form of English”  said one of my soft skills faculty in a training session . I thought she was exaggerating the fact . But Wiki has a biiig article on Indian English . Eventhough Indian English has attained global popularity i must say Tamilian English has a class of its own. Ippo edhukku idha solrennu paakkareengala .  Wait, I “Overheard” a conv at the elevator today .

Girl: You are coming to the canteen no ?

Boy :Illa Illa. my Lead you know no . Athaan, Hema Parthasarathy . Semma strictu . 5 mins i come late , she makes me sit half hour extra in evening.

Girl: Oh, actually my lead was like that only . Now she is not like that . What to say…Kind of lenient .

Boy: Really? Lucky Yaar. You are staying in OMR only ?

Girl: Ya Ya. Behind that Varasakthi Vinaayagar temple.

Boy: Oh okay . My floor came . Well meet in the evening Okaya?

Lifts can be places of potential information exchange and fun . So next time you go in a lift , don’t forget to overhear 😀