Saturday, July 14, 2007

The weird tag

Harini tagged me to write about eight weird/arbit things and tag eight people to do the same. Not pretty good at writing one.
Here goes my list :
8. I want to write a mobile virus which spreads via MMS/bluetooth or through a game via trojan and install a key logger and track other's activities .

7. I make somersault in slumber. There were several instances when I knocked myself against the wall slipped from the cot and rolled under the bed. I used to use my sister's hand as pillow and put my legs on her. Poor her :P.

8. I like reading children story books. I still love reading Roald Dahl’s collections, Alice in Wonderland, Heidi and Daddy Long Legs. I love watching Tom and Jerry too.Makes me feel nice :).

6. I make weird faces when am not comfortable talking to some people so much so that at times I just give them a stare and embarrass them especially when they have this put on accent.

5. I love spoonerisms so whenever I goof up I attribute to spoonerism.{ It is kisstomary to cuss the bride;) } Pun intended.

4. I like playing with kids and when I see one I place them on my lap and talk in teeny weeny language.

3. I have this habit of gathering chocolate wrappers, gift wrappers, flower petals, book labels(Ah!), stickers and stuffing in my cupboard only to be discovered by my sister later on and trash it.

2. When I doze off in the classroom my neighbour never wakes me up in spite of pleading him to do so and my dear friend changes the mode of my mobile from silent to normal purposely to give a call and make me bear the brunt.

1. I love taking bath. Trust me I spend 2 hrs and sometimes start thinking there without knowledge of time. You call this eureka moment?

Harini you made me spill the beans. :D

I now tag Harish, Karthik Narayan, Sandeep, Shashi, Nambirajan, Preetha, Ganga, Kesavan(Bricktop), Asha, Sindhuja and other bloggers who would want to write one.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Karthik's, Srinivas',Swathis's,Manjunath' s and Subramanian's


I was always in conundrum with my identity. Atleast I thought so. Born in Mumbai, brought up in Hyderabad, for almost an year now in Bangalore and a tamilian by heart and soul, the thair sadam girl in our clan I had difficulty with respect to my domicile. Au contraire I was fortunate to know people from various cities, their style of living, food culture and their stance on people from other communities.{Read the tamilians on Telugus and vice versa, The Kannadigas on Chennaities, The Iyer’s on Iyengar’s, The Reddy’s on the Brahmins so on so forth ….}
Stand in T-Nagar {Tyagaraja Nagar, a popular street(?) in Chennai famous for shopping(?)) holler out “Karthik” and trust me atleast couple of guys would turn. Any permutation, combination of the ubiquitous Karthik say Karthik Narayan,Karthik Kannan, Karthik Kumar,Karthikeyan,Karthik Giri...suffix with it or prefix with it you name it you have it. They are mushroomed as much as the malls in Bangalore. I wonder parents’ affinity for naming their child Karthik which sounds so clich├ęd to me now. From my kindergarten till now I have encountered umpteen people by the aforementioned name. Next in line stands ofcourse “Sriram”.

Having educated in Hyd I have many friends whose name is Srinivas{Govinda Govinda!} be it Srinivas Reddy or Srinivas Rao. Being a person very bad at remembering surnames and strangely forgetting first names aswell unless I very am acquainted{eyewitness Swathi,Priya,Venkatesh and Vinayak} I have had my share of bizarre instances with these names. I am person who believes never to address someone by their personality especially if they are very stout or dark skinned for the very thought of offending them . I have had time of my life talking to people for days and still not knowing their names correctly. I say this Prof is calling Srinivas and pat comes the question. The dark one or the one who doesn’t speak to girls or the lanky one. I innocuously say “Srinivas Roll No 562” irking the person at other end.
Not to forget “Swathi's”. Trust me when I say I have had 7 Swathi’s in my batch!! They are as common as the Krishna sweets in Chennai. This short and sweet name has often landed me in trouble for I goofed names many a time inspite of knowing them for a year and not guessing the correct full name. Imagine people betting on me to identify the person and their full name. {Heights I say}

Next comes the Manjunath's in Bangalore. Am not much knowledgable about Kannadigas but have known some people by that name for sure. Synonymous with Lord Shiva.(?)

The last in my poll is the “Subramania(m/n)’s”. Be it Venkata Subramanian, Bala Subramanian, Giri Subramanian or just Subramaniam or Subramani…. They are equally common{can’t remember anologies here.lol}.
You love it or you loathe it name surely does ring a bell reminding you of your irritating neighbour or your crush.
Any common names being missed out? Pour your suggestions .
What’s in a name you ask?

Hasta la vista folks :)