Friday, September 30, 2011

Neon Nagaram Book Review

Are there times when you hear a new song and wonder if the tune is very familiar?


Are there times when you felt completely dejected and all alone in life?


Are there times when you wanted to tell something to your loved ones(be it anyone) but couldn't tell it openly?


If you can relate to any of the above, grab the copy of Neon Nagaram and experience it yourself.


When we ask a group of people what are their hobbies, 90% of the replies would be "Listening to Music" and "Reading Books".


Paadhai has taken this wonderful concept to of mixing both these pleasures to one package and presented us with the 2nd musical Novel - Neon Nagaram.



A complete novel written with the hero,Vinay ,in the lead and a perfect story woven with all the mentioned points!


  • One can relate to each and every character in the story. From the father, who understands the son but hardly talks to him. A mother who is concerned about you. A brother who will, without even thinking for a second, will give his own things to you. A friend who is there for you always. A boss who remains distant to you but still encourages you. A colleague who is not actually a friend but understands you .


  • Each and every relationship written in subtle ways captures one's attention. Father-Son Relation. Father-Daughter relation. Siblings who help each other but don't overstep the line.


  • Friendship which helps you come through tough times! Initially the hero's friend is portrayed as the typical "comedian" friend that we see in the movies, but as the story goes, one can deeply acknowledge the way the "Friend " helps the Hero professionally/personally, being in the backdrop!


  • No one is a Hero/Villian. Situations make you to become something you might not have been before!


  • The Moral of the Story - "When one door closes another door opens". Just believe in yourself.

As one of my friend's who read the book said - Vinay is my best friend as I can relate to him so much!


The impact that this book leaves on each is immeasurable!


You can just pick up the book and read, if not listen to music at same time!


Musical review coming up in the next part!


P.S - For all the non-tamil readers, you can still pick up the copy and listen to the songs! Music has no language barrier!

And have some patience! English/Hindi version soon will be out for you all! :D


Check out Earlier post on Paadhai - Ranam Sugam's review and Neon Nagaram's Promo!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Matter of Survival

She was standing at the corner of the road.


He hugged his mother tightly not wanting to leave her. She fed him. He quietly ate whatever she gave him. He felt happy when she took him in her arms.He felt secure.


She looked at him with all the warmth and love in this world. He was her baby and she would never let anyone harm him. She felt him shiver as he heard the noise. A van stopped near them. She saw a few get out n come near her. A few were sitting inside and watching her, as if laughing at her.


One of them took something from his hand and kept near his face. He was looking intently at her.


She looked here and there. She could sense that her son was very scared. He had closed his eyes and was tightly hugging her. She was ready to fight them if they tried to do any harm her son.


*Flash*, light flashed out of what that thing the guy had in his hand. She was about to snatch it away from him when she heard them going back to the van laughing.


The van started and the shouts and laughter slowly fed down.




She looked at her son and whispered something in his ears. He looked up and slowly came out of her arms. Danger had gone for time being.



P.S - Today while doing major cleaning at home, I had to break the nest that was built by wasp. There were baby wasps inside. After all the cleaning, the mother wasp came seating for her nest and baby and was roaming the whole room for almost one hour searching in vain. I felt sad but then could't help it!



As my father put it.. its just a matter of survival!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Beep - you have got a message!!

Life has become a business of sort! Compromises..Negotiations..Persuasions and what not to live our own life in ur manner!

Oh am not going into philosophy now ;)

My cell beeped with this message which prompted me to write this post!

"SMS PUBLICITY for your business development excellent response@low cost for just Rs.1800 for 1 lakh sms. Attractive discount for corporate & bulk orders!"

Thanks to the bulk sms option; we, the customers, who have a phone get numerous messages varying from plots on sale to holiday resorts to how to treat your hairfall!

This goes by saying that when your cell beeps and you read such a message, it in turn only spoils your mood because we all look forward to messages from someone else...hmm i meant friends ;)

All the service providers have this option of disabling any advertisement oriented msgs.

I had also subscribed for that till recently.

Normally each time I get such a message, i delete it or just have it in my inbox without reading it.

So today out of sheer boredom(I mean too much work :P and also the fact that inbox was full), I started reading the messages one by one. A few very important and a few very idiotic and a few quite ..well..lets say humorous to be very polite ;)

"Dear Soundarya, wherever you go we are with you. Justdial, India's local search engine is now available from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on a single number +918888888888. From any village, town to city get an instant info by sms. "

JustDial is very helpful when we need to know a few numbers and are not accessing internet to google at that time!! :D

"Thank you for using myITreturn.com to file your income tax return. Today is the last day, please ask family/friends to file. Thanks you again"

This message was very helpful reminder especially for those who were engrossed in their hectic schedules!

"A Casual attitude towards safety - "Casualty".Wear Helmet for your safety. Issued in Public Interest by Chennai Tamil Police."

A seriously thoughtful message and a good gesture from the department which almost all of us criticize!

"For train fare sms ...... to 139 and get the details instantly!"

for all those who travel by train, this helps a lot!

"It's Sunday. Time to catch up with friends - no worries about mobile bills, its FREE! Unlimited SMS and more.Join _______ now!"

This sms on a Sunday morning, made me smile :)

"IPL Cricket Offer, buy Kent Aquaguard Genpure RO Water purifier and get ceiling fan and dust cover free. Offer valid for 2 days only. contact _____"

Wonder what IPL, Aquaguard and ceiling fan have in common :roll:

"Reduce upto 5 kgs in just 4 weeks! with new 3in1 Suana Slim Belt for just 2499 Rps. For booking sms to _____!"

Well for those who know me, this sms will make you laugh over me! business stragy wrong as message coming to non-intended recepients ;)

"Are you in search of your Life Partner? Please register at _______site and find one.Contact _____"

Well no comments ;)

And the most hilarious of all the sms was this one -

"Get Pregnant faster using easy do it at Home, Ovulation Predictor Kits. 99% accurate.Contact - ___"

Sigh!!! what can i say ;)

I have it saved in my inbox, to read it when am too stressed to laugh over it :D

Recently I have started recieving Teen Love tips from Airtel also ... Sigh...

I heard that The Mumbai police used this bulk SMS facility to send message to all those staying in Mumbai when a recent terror strike hapened to inform everyone to not panic and be safe!

Each of the service/businee has its own + and - !!!

Have you got any interesting/wierd SMS? ;)