Friday, June 29, 2007

My name is..

In India

On xx-xx-19xx, a pregnant lady was in a hospital for delivery. Her husband was tired of being in hospital for 2 days and lost patience. He was tensed but he could not see his wife not able to deliver. Doctors declared that its a complication and probably, we can wait for a day to see if the baby comes by itself - up side down. Yeh..the smart, beautiful, enhusisatic, intelligent baby (Ofcourse, its none other than me) was playing in the womb up-side down
My dad who was tensed, decided to go to a movie to relax (aatukaara alamelu- wherein "sri priya" was the herione) w/o telling others .. When he came back he found that cute baby was born. Appo..annikae... he decidedaam... this is a girl and so she should be named "priya" as she was born when i was watching "Sri priya"- I know.. the logic sounded "sakikala" to everybody including my mom..But as the name was good, they agreed upon it..

(atleast, its better than my friend sandy's case- she got her name because the nurse adviced to name so.. Parents during those day never had plans/ interests about their child's name .. chaa)

Appa always calls me 'Priya'. Chithis called 'Maayaa' (now priya) and ofcourse, paati's name "Shenbagalakshmi" is my official/religious name though nobody calls me so. Amma calls as 'veepee' (some times expands and teases me as ' Vevasthaketta priya'), Priya, Priyamvadha etc..whatever comes to her..

"sinna ponnu mava" - That's how the servant maid 'kamatchi' at my grandparents place (trichy) called me (Yeh, i was grown up till u.k.g at my grandparents' place)

"aei Piriiyaa" - That's how kamatchi, another servant maid in chennai, who took badhri and me on a bicycle to school, called me. And thats how "tamil miss and others" called me too.

"Preii..yaaaaa!!!" - My cousin badhri who lived at a home behind mine shouted to get my notes, watch tv at their home or exchange food between homes.

"freya" - guys in 5-6 standard tease me by calling so.

When somebody asks whats your name, I say "Priya"

or "Priya V" (during those days, the director priya v was not popular, so I was the only "Priya V" heehee)

or "V. Priya"


No problem.. Professors did not kill my name as like how they killed typical south indian names..bula-subraa-mann-yaan or so. ..I was lucky. But i was called differently among different 'kuttipriya' among batchmates and 'kupri' among girls in hostel and as 'cuppu' / 'cups' among close friends (cuppu / suppu..what crap..I hated this name but thats why they called me so) and as "pri" by my best friends in hostel.

Once, my best friend wanted to imitate my mom and wrote a letter with name Priyamvaadaa (adhu enna vijayavadaavaa??)..i was just laughing to myself.

I really liked the name 'kupri' and I feel so good and I get reminded of my hostel wingees. I sign off as 'Pri' in email when i really like the other person and/ when i am in a good mood as that was the name given by my best friends. Though I never thought to do intentionally so, I happen to discover that a few months ago.

This was the best period w.r.t the given names ever!!

In U.S.A

Inga dhaan vevakaaram !!

Here in U.S I say " My name is Priya Venka ta krish nan" and let me spell it for you if needed.
(and this is the std. expansion I give (mugged) )
P like in Peter.
r like in rabbit.
i like in irene.
y like in yam.
a like in apple.

v like in victor.
e like in emily.
n like in nancy.
k like in kite.
a like in apple.
t like in tom.
a like in apple.
k like in kite.
r like in rabbit.
i like irene.
s like in shoe.
h like in hat.
n like in nancy *.
a like in apple *.
n like in nancy *.

* I have tried saying "nan" as in nancy. People don't follow it unless exceptionally smart:)-

2002- Priya venkalakrishnan- My college email id (an..Venkalam, pithalai, thaamiram..ellam sollunga daa). I went to the concerned dept. and reported. Till date nothing got changed.

2002- Priya venkatatrishnan - T Mobile name (Ne T mobilenna naan en "trishnan" aaven--ne "k"- mobile aayiko:)- !! )

2002- Priya venkapakrishnan - Electricity ( kentucky utilities) - kap(b)am thondaiya adaikudhu paa!!

2004- Priya Venkatahrishnan - AAA - idhu avlo mosam illa...Of all the mistakes, I am okay with this..

2004/5- Priya vendakakrishnan - Broadband nnu nenakren - Vendakaayavadhu podalangaayaavadhu!!

In El paso, US

2006- Privya Venkatakrishnan - Univ id card - First day first thing pannen.. Thappa laminate panni kuduthaan..

2006- Piya Venkatakrishnan - Internet/ cable service - Ennadhu...piyaavaa?? sama kadi..

2007 - Nethiku nadandhudhu sir idhu!! Nondhu poi solren!! I opened my tax return mail from Kentucky.. Aahaa Paisaa varume!! Right after I opened, I saw my name.. aprom paisaava patha enthu poye pochu..Here it is.. " Priya Venkatakinghnan" - Ennayya idhu singhaa/ kinghaa??.. Makkale, enna ozhungaana perla koopdave maateengalaa!!

Enna Kodumai saravanan idhu!!

P.S : Atleast my name is not mispelled as bad as my periamma, hemambujam.. Once it was mispelled in a document as " Hemam jam" and we laughed the whole day after receiving the post!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

8 things that others don't know about me

8 things that others don't know about me (apdinnu naan nenakaren..)

My cousin Badhri has tagged me and as a result, I am answering here..

To me, this appears to be one of the toughest tags ever.. Who knows how people have perceived me !! Moreover, we meet people at different situations and they see you to be the personality that they observed during that time. Anyways..I will try my best to tell new things about me!!

1. During my college days, I considered that having crushes was an ill-feeling. Even when I just think somebody is handsome, I used to repent for it . And, I avoided speaking to guys...Ipoo yosicha, naanaaanu irukku... and its too silly...

2. I have sound sleep only when I am on a medication during illness. But everyday, I get a dream. Some are amazing but most of them are scary. Till date, I have no idea why is it so!!

3. I found that if somebody becomes my roommate, they either would fall in love or if already in love, all their problems would get resolved and get married.Ennala mathavangalukku kalyana rasi varum!! Till now ellarume!!

4. I dont have any specific favourite color till date.

5. I could never stay in an apartment for more than an year (at the max). Enaku moving rasi !!! Kaalula macham!!

6. I like solitude as much as how i like the crowd. In fact, I wish to really be with myself alone sometime every day and I dont think I would compromise that any time in my life.

7. I wish to own a cow and a calf someday and pet it.. get milk and bathe the cow and play with the kutti.

8. At my home, we should not say 'i dont like this vegetable, that fruit etc.' and we eat everything given. Otherwise, thitu udai dhaan!! Now, I boldly and happily declare "I am NOT fond of eating beetroot and cabbage ". Appaadaa!!

Okay over!! Now I tag
1. Arun (Let us see a post that should not talk anything about music)
2. Yaathirigan ( No travel talk)
3. Singamlae (No office/ s/w talk)
4. Prabukarthik (Neenga edhavenumnaalum sollunga!! )

Verum kaatru adaitha paiyaadaa!!! En soga kadhaiya kelu blog enamae!!

This morning, I reached lab and opened my email box. I got an email from the president of Indian Students Association of El Paso.

This is the email.. Sorry Vinayak.. I am cut pasting your email.
Dear friends,
The ISA at NMSU is screening Superstar Rajnikanth's latest movie 'Sivaji - The Boss' [wiki] on June 27th 2007 (Wednesday). Please find the details below -
Venue: VIDEO4, 1005, El Paseo Rd, Las Cruces, NM - 88001 [directions from El Paso, TX]
Date: 06/27/2007
Time: 6:45PM
Price: $15 per ticket

Manasellam sanThosham..I was day-dreaming about the movie, songs, rajni style.. This place, Las Cruces is within half an hour drive from El Paso. Till now, I could not find any location that is lesser than 7.5 hr drive (San Antonio) where Sivaji is screened. Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque la (where south indian restaurants are present) kooda screen pannala..They are screening at Las Cruces.. Chance illa namma tamil pasanga.. Aaahaa ohooo!!

Then I dialed the third tamilian friend (among the 5 tamilians here) and told her. Avalayum kelappi vitten!! After a while, she called me and told me this

" Hello Priya, sivaji paaka porome.."

Enthusiastically, I started " aamaam.. romba naal kezhuchu theatrela movie.. Chance illa akka..kaveri aarum kaikuthal arisiyum .." I went on and on...

She interupted " Adhu aana telugulayaam!!"

"Ennadhu?????????? telugulayaa!!!!!!!!"-My enthusiasm deflated like anything.

Then vinayak called me and he was like " Priya, the movie is in telugu".

"Adakkadavule.. Rajini telugu la pesi naan sivaji paakanumaa??. How will I understand thalavai puncha dialogue "pera ketta adhiridhula...", "Singam thaniya dhaan pogum..panni kootamaa pogum", "Enna en karupa petha?"

Oru thamizhachi 'rajini' padatha telugula paakanumaanu yosikaren !!"

Friday, June 15, 2007

What are we living for? Why are we born??

ஆன்மீகப் பகுதியில் புதுப்பதிவினைக் காண்க !!

Yeh.. we ourselves might have this question on mind!!

When a child below 15 years asks this question to us, what would be the perfect (close to good)answer that we shall give them?

I have asked this question when young and I am scared what would I answer if somebody asks me this??

Therindhaal sollungal!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007



Just Watch this....and comment !!!
Chancee illa..

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ava elimichambazha colorla ennamaa irundhaa!!

Ava elimichambazha colorla ennamaa irundhaa??!!

Heard of this statement??? I have and wondered how can somebody be so ... till I saw my everfav MD in MD (Madhuri Dixit in Mruthyudand)

This is one of my favorite songs till date.. Happen to find it in youtube recently again..

Song startingla (yellow saree) - You may say its just reflection due to the saree color..

But esp. song endla paarunga..(pink saree)..May be just make-up.. But really she is in elumichambazha color.. Oh Madhuri... u r the Goddess!!