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Rest In Peace: Sindhuja

At about 8 in the morning my school friend calls and as I pick the phone I think 'she is probably going to ask me to come to school' without realizing what kind of a shocking news awaits me.

Sindhuja is dead.

It took me until I saw her face for the news to sink in. Most of us hadn't been in touch with her for the past few months. So obviously the news was a shocker to us.

After I came back from her place the first thing I did was take the notebook of school memories I have and read what I had written about her.

"A wonderful person and friend who should not be lost or forgotten. I can expect a selfless friendship from her. Even if I don't talk to her for months, she'll talk to me just the way she used to" 
(with a photo of her's stuck by the side, sorry that I dont have the camera right now, if anybody has a nice one of hers please send, and sorry for the poor picture)

Sindhu, the "kovakkara kizhi" of the class. Her way of showing love was ang…

Chain SMS and Mails - height of stupidity!

A few days back I received an sms from one of my classmates that said "send this to 20 people and if you neglect your dad will die in the next 365 days" and one I received recently says "90% people fall in love with their friends blah blah blah send to 14 people except me sorry cant neglect".

Do they realize that these messages benefit no one except the service provider? This has absolutely no purpose except increasing the sms traffic!

This is one form of psychological torture - playing with the insecurities and weakness of people, these kind of messages might hurt some people. Say for instance somebody's dad is ill and he/she receives a text like the first one, how would they feel?

As for the second message - thats total crap! So if I send that stupid message to 14 people, how the hell will my love realize he really loves me and that I'm the one??

How clever of those people to include phrases like "except me" and "sorry"... (vevarathu…

People like this exist!

I am an avid fan of Anandha Vikatan, psychiatrist Dr.Shalini is writing a new series called "UyirMozhi". People reading it will know about what she is talking. For who dont read: it's about male female relationships, the mechanisms of a mother-son relationship etc etc.

A discussion on this topic branched out and led me to some other incidents..

A few years back, a doctor working for a government run hospital made his kid son eat his own excreta! The child had shit out of fear seeing father and mother fighting. The mother left the house and this doctor father took the son to an orphanage and left him there saying the child was an orphan. Following this the mother fought and got her son back, and the doctor fled to some other place. He was a DOCTOR!!

Next is something i had already written about.. A 5 year old left behind with her grand-mother while her mother fled with someone as soon as the child's father died.

A young widow is willing to give her son up so that she …

The Ugly Truth!

I saw this movie starring Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl called "The Ugly Truth".. It's got some ugly language in it but kind of.. mmmm... you might call it 'intriguing' stuff in there... its not a masterpiece movie. I actually saw this movie because it had Gerard starring in it...

In the movie he is Mike Chadway a TV anchor who hosts a show called 'ugly truth' and he mostly talks about relationships and er... stuff like that.. what bothers me a lot is that he says "Men are Simple!". All that they want is looks, no complications, no commitments... Hey girlie thats a english movie you cant relate it to this society.. yeah i know that.. the only difference is that those people do not have a defined social structure and we have one.. but otherwise all men are same.

If there is one more interesting aspect about the movie its this dialog the female lead delivers near the end of the movie. It goes like:

Abby Richter: I'm sorry, but Jack Magnun will…