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A Moment Of Clarity

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Your new food: EARWAX??

Hey whats that buzz I hear?? Let me check it out with a cotton bud...Lemme twist and turn, dig deeper inside, round and round, searching through the crevice.

And voila, out comes a mosquito from inside my ear! All dead and ready to decompose!

This is but one example highlighting the mosquito menace plaguing Chennai. Things only seem to be getting worse with every passing year!

Is the government only concerned with bringing MNCs to dote the business landscape but allow the civic scape to rot? How long does the govt think foreign expats or dignitaries or business visitors would bear the alarming mosquito brigade in the city?

The lines that perhaps best describe the stand to be adopted by the government against mosquitoes and civic hygiene are from a past edition of the Christmas Pantomime, "Romeo and Julieto from Mexico" which goes like....


Sunday, July 01, 2007


Whew, a blog after a long time. Life seems to have taken a complete U-turn nowadays and things are rather hectic! This blogpost comes rather belatedly. Realised that I'd saved a draft of this while I had fallen sick 2 months ago. Anyway here goes.....

" Box the Pox - That's precisely what I've been trying to do over the past few days as I'm experiencing Chicken pox for the first time( and medically the last) time ever.

It feels strange and uneasy to have a sudden break inbetween hectic work. Things seem so boring and every minute seems to drag.

The body seems to be having a million scabs all over and they all are ready to unleash their irritation-stimulus on me shortly.

The worst thing is having to be in this state without even taking bath! Inspite of the airconditioner running, there's still a certain sense of stickiness and uneasiness coupled with an unhygienic sensation."

But what followed was that mine was a very mild version of Chicken pox. So no itching at all! Maybe I was one of those blessed souls who didn't have to suffer the torture surrounding the pox. Happy!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Yesterday morning, I was attacked by a mob of men on the streets while riding on the bike. They manhandled me until I was all Black and Blue. And did I mention Pink too?

And their weapon was "Holi Powder"! The main reason behind the attack was an old school friend who'd spotted me quite a long way back and readied his arsenal of colours, to attack whenever I was to pass by. As soon as he attacked the rest of the gang joined in, artistically playing upon and unleashing all their reserve stocks on me until everything was completely exhausted!

The spirit of holi was reverberating all around and I was sucked into it unwillingly. A Perfect Ambush, sweetly executed! :-)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


If you still haven't had the chance to hear this song or watch the video, then move no further! Watch the song being rendered by the most adorable 3-year old and the following bloopers video as well. Aaah cute!


"You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Do luck, fate and willpower collaborate with each other? I really don't know. The willpower to achieve something could overcome a million obstacles no doubt, but if fate had a different idea then what's the use of willpower, optimism and where's the question of luck playing its part?

Life just when it seemed rosy and challenging up ahead, suddenly took a 360 degree turn and landed me in shit again.

Sometimes people don't make a conscious decision to tread down the 'untrodden path'.......especially when the ride isn't going to be too soft.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Had been to the new Singapore Rex restaurant off Spurtank road. It's an excellent chinese retaurant that brings about a perfect blend of Chinese and Indian tastes to all of it's dishes.

We first ordered the Hot and Sour Chicken soup, which was thick, creamy and really spicy. And then followed up with Chilli Garlic Fried Rice, Veg Hakka Noodles, Chicken Pepper fry and Fried Lamb. And trust me, it was a very enjoyable and pleasant meal. The taste of each dish was unique to this place. A must try.

The next stop was Sree Mithai, probably the most famous brand among all sweet shops in Chennai. Packed up a lot of stuff namely Bengali Sandwich sweet, Kaju Katli, Jalebi and their irresistable Badam milk. Aah, a day to remember!

But my current favourite restaurant without a doubt is Cornucopia. An excellent continental restaurant that specialises in food inspired from quite a few European countries. Who could resist the Veg Bruschettas, Chicken Imperiale, Chicken Nanterre, Chicken Lasagna and a host of other delicacies? And for desserts the awesome Mississippi Mud Pie, Chocolate Mousse whipped with Whisky(Oh yeah!) and Fruits dipped in honey. Yummm....A place for everyone to check out! A tip: For help in choosing the best dish ask for Chef Anand, who also owns the place. A pleasant and friendly guy who takes pains to explain each and every detail to any inquisitive soul. He suggests custom dishes too.

Both restaurants are a bit on the expensive side, but the quantities served and the deliciousness of the food justify it!

P.S. Apparently this is my 50th post! Man, I'm glad i blogged about my favourite topic without myself realising it! :-)

Sunday, January 28, 2007


We(my family) have purchased a brand new Maruti Wagon R Duo. For those who didn't know, the 'Duo' stands for the dual advantage of running it on petrol or LPG with just the flick of a switch!

The upgraded design now makes the Wagon R look cute and adorable as compared to its previous boxy and bland looks. It's got all-new front headlamps, taillights and bumpers, a more pronounced bonnet grille and newer metallic colours.

We've bought the metallic black model. The paint job is excellent but we're now debating upon the wisdom of buying a black coloured car which has an AC that's relatively less powerful as compared to higher-end cars. Remember, Chennai has horrid summers! Anyway, with better reflective window tints, we're hoping the heat stays out.

From the initial runs, there doesn't seem to be much of a performance difference while transitioning between the two modes. Which means, Maruti has done a great job in bridging the performace gap of the LPG with that of petrol. The mileage is around 12-13kmpl on LPG and 13-14kmpl on petrol. But LPG costing just half of petrol translates to monstrous savings each month!

And needless to worry, the car has a myriad of international certifications guaranteeing that it's explosion-proof! Presently, Motor LPG is available in 16 bunks across Chennai and that number is expected to rise rapidly. All in all, a rather pleasing buy.