Friday, October 17, 2014

Hello World. Once Again!!!

Hello World...

How much water has flown under the bridge.

Malayalam Film Industry has still not taken lessons from Australian Cricket Team(?) Some of those meesha mulkatha payyans when I started this blog are big stars in Malayalam film industry now. Something like below

Doordashan Nostalgia was again evoked strongly by films like 1983

Stock options helped in making some money and NC owns houses and lives a settled happy life with friends and foes.

I miss Mumbai as well and is very much settled in a South Indian city

Most of the friends who gave the Max Shady Arbit Fundaes are settled (un) happily  in life is what it seems from outside marketing.

After analysing Scenes from Malayali Christian Marriages, I have decided that there is no differentiation and scenes remain almost the same.

NCs hair is still black while everyone else has turned grey or white.

 Time to get back. What do you think?

Sunday, April 03, 2011

India wins World Cup - Where Were You When? Moment in life

Cherish the moments for they too, become memories.

Few moments that became where were you when? memories

911 terrorist attack, 2001
Rajiv Gandhis Assasination . 1991
Sachin scoring 200 in ODIs, 2010
Babri Masjid demolition, 1992


India winning Cricket World Cup, 2011

Of such moments are personal histories built.

It’s not exact science, this “where were you when?” stuff. But it is unique to each of us, the memories we take with us and those we leave behind.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Any orphanages looking for support in Kerala ?

One of my friends runs a tour company which offers holidays in Kerala along with Volunteering Vacation Opportunities for foreigners. One of their guests is looking for an orphanage that can be supported financially and operationally. The relevant part of the request below

We set up and run volunteer programs in partnership with and support of local organisations and are currently seeking a partner organization that operates a well run and organized orphanage in India (Kochi) whom we can support to help expand and improve their operation. We have a funding package available to support an orphanage that would benefit from the supply of additional skilled personnel, trained volunteers, and funding. We would supply experienced long term staff, funds to cover each volunteer and additional funding to supply project equipment and materials for the projects the volunteers were assisting with. There may also be additional fundraising opportunities though our charitable trust. We are only interested in organization or institutions that have long term aims, have already achieved successes in their aims, are looking to expand their work and are looking for a partnership of 5 years minimum. Volunteer projects may include childcare, basic education, construction, sports and others.

Kindly mail them at INFO AT IRISHOLIDAYS.COM if anyone knows about any well run orphanage in Kerala that deserves operational and financial support.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

One year from our wedding

Not exactly an Ooh La La La but not at all an Oopz, Ooh, No La La la at all sums up my first year of wedding. Few lessons for all those mallu bachelors out there who may or may not want to tie the knot when they want to.

#1) Select a {NICE} father in law who is willing to share a "small" with you ;). You don't have to take the approval of your wife each time you want to have a small. I was very clear on this as I wrote here ;P. Very essential for a successful married life for a {NICE} mallu Xian son in law :P.

#2)When your family decides to give an advertisement in any newspaper please make sure that you are in the loop. Else you will get calls from long lost girl friends who never talked to you in life before asking whether you were the guy in the ad mentioned :P with a proposal for a relative from their family.

#3)Be prepared to discuss possibilities like Losing the ring , The ring not fitting, Food poisoning from the catering, The bride not showing up, The groom not showing up, Rips and stains in the bridal dress, The bride gaining too much weight and the gown not fitting and so on with the elders of your family who would have never considered you an equal before. This is a dream coming true for a Mallu MBA with endless scenarios and symptoms while analysing an MBA case in a class.

#4)Nothing will go according to the plan in first year. After fixing the engagement my boss quit the next day and some one who was a half crack took over as the new boss, then when we were honeymooning in a phoren land Lehman brothers collapsed and all the hell broke lose, people were fired LRC and my wife could not get a job. I was planning to shift to Bangalore with three offers in hand and all offers were taken back on the same day. Be ready for all these bad things and nice things like communists losing power. You need to face all these with the added responsibility after wedding and be ready for the worst.

#5)You need to define the division of labour really clearly after wedding and define a policy to maintain family peace. You need to get clear understanding with your wife that you will define the stand on India- Pakistan policy of your house while she will do the rest. This will help in averting calamities, disasters and tsunamis.

#6) Mumbai was Monster muse, part witch, part clown, always absurd, often charming - my rogue ballad; It was Mumbai meri jaan. Mumbai is generally and basically very bad for Mallu Xian couples.

#7)When making a choice between two options, only consider what's going to happen in the future, not which investments you've made in the past. The past investments are over, lost, gone forever. They are irrelevant to the future. Do a read up on Sunk Cost before marriage to avoid any conflicts around decision making - I think married men who read this post will agree with me.

#8)No moment is as precious as holding your first born for the first time. Ten fingers, Ten toes. She's laughter and teardrops. So small and brand new & amazingly angelic. A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities :P

Moi cents from first year. Have got few more cents on matrimony search which I didn't get time to update after wedding.

All the Best Bachelors with your search !!!!!!!!!!!

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This is a bonus tip. Once in a while appreciate your better half so that both of you can live a peaceful marriage in bliss ;). If you are a peace loving guy like me I think you will rate this post :P.