Archive for May, 2008

April memories- part II

Posted in my life on May 27, 2008 by balajisrinivas

Chithrai festival:
Chithrai festivals are of great amusement starting from my childhood. This year it was no exception. I remember the days going with my grandparents. The hindrance to these celebrations were my semester exams. Anyhow i managed to attend the festival(atleast once in two days) and pull the chariot on April 19th. This time it was a different experience. I got some beats from the police and few minor wounds in my leg. This year none of my friends turned up because of semesters. As usual i started by 5 am. Thousands of people ranging in various emotions were waiting for the chariot to arrive at their place. Till south masi street i was pulling the chariot. Then the minor wounds in my leg irked me a lot. Then again joined at north masi street and continued. Atlast reached the terminus at 11.30 am.

Then i had my semester exams. There was a severe onslaught waiting for us.It was announced that we are having the review immediately after the semester exams.I had my relatives visiting my house. I went to the exhibition on April 23rd. Before we(whole class) had a plan of going to Eco-park. But it was dropped. Fatigueness was torturing me a lot. Then went to goms house at 11.45 and started to implode for the review. Atlast finished the review successfully. On the other hand i felt desolate since i will not be able to see most of my friends again. I dont know how many of them will be in touch. Its too early to conclude anything. Anyhow i consoled myself by saying “All the things need an end and this is one of the beautiful end”. I went to “arai en 305 il kadavul” with abilash, karthik, hari,muthu and manic. A cool film with prakash raj as usual steals the show with his amazing performance.

A trip to karaikudi:
Annamalai invited me to karaikudi to visit his house and his grandparent’s house in “kizhasevalpatti”. This trip group consisted of chennappan, vins, venkatesh,goms,kishore,sairam and myself. We planned to start from madurai at 8.00 am. But it was 10.45 when we started. The first place was pillayarpatti. It was our misfortune i think, we were not able to have a good darshan. The screens were put most of the time. Then had meals at malai’s house, the typical chettinad dish. Thanks to malai’s mother for serving us a special tasteful lunch. Then our trip continued to kizhasevalpatti. We had a grand welcome. We visited his biggg house and garden nearby. His grandmother served a different kind of sweet and snacks. I was taking numerous photos. One of my friends were commenting “hey, u can take a documentary film”. Then started back at 7.00 pm. I missed the tirunelveli trip because my parents were starting to varanasi on sunday.

I went to vasan eye care’s opening show presided by p.chidambaram. I also enjoyed a musical performance by anuradha sriram, harish ragavendar, vijay yesudas and mahathi(excellent). It was over by 11.15 pm. It was my first visit to a musical show of this kind.

April memories ends here.

April memories – Part I

Posted in my life on May 8, 2008 by balajisrinivas

To start with I went to visu’s makkal arangam on the eve of wireless internals. It was boring. At half-time I returned home. Then we had the internals. I and goms went to hostel day on April 6th. This time it was of no interest. We had some dinner in the mess and waited for the function to get started. We waited till 9.00 pm and it was our bad luck we were not able to enjoy the function.

Munnar trip:

I along with ashok, chenni, sairam, vins and other mechanical guys went to munnar. We started off at 7.00 am on 7th april by qualis. It was a sudden trip. I didn’t even think that i will be enjoying a trip like this. We first visited suruli falls. Having a bath in the falls after a long time was really wonderful. Then we started off to Thekkady. We went for boating and unfortunately there were no different species except the elephants. Then had some snacks and resumed our journey to munaar ,Idukki district. Roads were unkind to us. The ups and downs in the roads and the jerks annoyed us a lot. We were slowly deviating from our planned time. We reached munaar by 9.00 pm. Ashok made the lodging arrangements in Kannan Devan Hills club. Then had some good time at munnar summer festival(vocal, dance and comedies) till 11 pm. Malayalam comedies made us feel bored. “WOW, beautiful girls” would be the first reaction when someone steps into munaar. After having a nice sleep in the dormentary we started to round munnar the next day.

The first place we went was echo point. It is a small lake set amidst rolling hills. The young tourists come to this place to hear the echoes of their partners’ name. Then we purchased some cashewnuts and tea packets. From there we went to rajamala. The picturesque beauty of the hills make any visitor come again and again. Then went to a botanical garden. We spent only 20 mins and we were in a hurry to visit other beautiful places.Next place was Eravikulam national park. A bus took us from the down to uphills. The road was very narrow. We can see the whole munnar city from this place. Hope its the highest place in munnar. It took us some good 2 hrs to visit the park and trekking. It was 4 pm already. The last place was a falls. Its a bit dangerous. We jumped into the rock at our own risk(no entry area). While an old women came and warned us that “Its dangerous. The water from the falls may overflow at any time. yesterday a boy like you died here. Be careful” we got shocked and suddenly climbed up. Then we went to a tea estate late evening specially for taking photos. Then came down through bodymettu. Our eyes were drooping. Thanks to kasiraja who arranged this trip.After enjoying 2 full days returned home at 10 pm.

I’ll stop here. Next post: April memories- part II