We don’t have a function called engagement in Kongu Velala Gounder's caste though, nowadays we are also started this function for marriage. Previously we have the same as ordering for Mangalyam + selecting wedding saree(s)(Muhurtha Saree). We have reached the Mahal at 5:45, ensuring girl reached the place before us. I have been asked to receive all relatives and friends. Also few people were started the same. I started saying Vanakkam to all(Ippadi politicsla kumbidu pottu iruntha intha seasonku MP seat surea kedachu irukum). In between photographer called me couple of times for photo session adn asked me to give poses like hero(overda ILA). Though photos and video came very well. Function was started at 6:45am as it was scheduled for 6-7 am. Done some poojas and asked girl to sit on the stage(To make all of them aware the girl) and done some sadangu. The same thing happened for me , the real function started after that only. Both the relative came to stage and started their formalities. The dialogues were really funny..
Boy's relatives: " We came here for meet you people(girls relatives)"
Girl's relatives: " May we know what is the reason you came for?"
Boy's relatives: " We came here for a good thing"
Girl's relatives: " What is that?"
Boy's relatives: " To get engage my boy with your girl"
Girl's Relatives: " Ok, what is your expectation (money and gold)"
Boy's relatives: " up to you, no demand from our side"
Engagement over with exchanging and having water mixed with salt and another with sugar and Milk.
Folks! FYI Formally now I am engaged with the Girl
I have reached green city on Wednesday (28-Apr), yet to know these places well.
Autorichkshaw persons are quite cheaper here and genuine also.
Friday, April 30, 2004
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/30/2004 01:52:00 AM
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
It's a pleasant sendoff from my Noida friends had a good lunch (obviously, in our favorite place Saravana Bhavan) finish from my friends. Started my journey from Delhi with tears in heart, smile in lips and wishes from my friends.
I met a different character and very new person who came with his mother to Tamilnadu. First day in my life I communicate with a new language with that guy which I didn't used before. YES! He is dumb and deaf. First night in train was good in weather (rainy day) crossed MP, Maharashtra. Second day, really killed my mind coz the heat, which attacks, was like a fire. OOOPS! Really felt that why I didn't book for an A/C ticket.
Also a surprise, I was in search for a storybook on Agra station. Found a Crime Novel there. It helps me to spend some hours without any interruption.
Finally I have reached Erode at 2 hours delay (Thaai Mana Vanakkam). Lot of there to share with you.... but time is a constarint for me now. What ever I am in home and breathing Mothertown wind.......
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/27/2004 01:30:00 AM
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Really wondered how same thoughts happening in different time and entirely different geographical location.
Charlie Chaplin once said, "Smile though your heart is breaking" , the same is also in Tamil(Idukan Varungal Naguga). I dunno how charlie realted to Valluvar. Great surprise for me.
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/22/2004 06:18:00 AM
Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
Language and Approx. number of speakers
1. Chinese (Mandarin) 1,075,000,000
2. English 514,000,000
3. Hindustani 496,000,000
4. Spanish 425,000,000
5. Russian 275,000,000
6. Arabic 256,000,000
7. Bengali 215,000,000
8. Portuguese 194,000,000
9. Malay-Indonesian 176,000,000
10. French 129,000,000
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/22/2004 05:41:00 AM
25 Qualities of Successful People
1. Strong self-belief
2. Believe in action and prayer.
3. Don't major in minor things.
4. First discipline themselves thereafter they try it on others.
5. Understand the value of enthusiasm.
6. Avid readers.
7. Copious note takers.
8. Adaptable and Improvise.
9. Skilled in time management. Set priorities.
10. Good listeners and orators.
11. Good communicators and planners.
12. Make mistake but learn from them.
13. Not afraid of taking calculated risks.
14. Identify and use their moods.
15. Optimistic. Carry a sense of gratitude.
16. Persistent and persevering.
17. Step out of their comfort zones.
18. Act according to reality.
19. Enjoy their work/effort.
20. Visionaries with patience.
22. Quick decision makers.
23. Effectively handle criticism/rejection/frustration
24. Take responsibility for their actions and lives.
25. Are self-aware. (Carry internal-anchor)
I was started working to change blog's color and environment. Finally I have succeeded as a side effect I have lost all my old messages. Few reports I can't revert it back, but I will try my level best to do it today itself.
Today is the last day with my presant company, HR Manger tried to convince me, though he is not accepted my resignation still. I dunno why they are holding my resignation who doesnt work more for the comapany. Anyway I cant revert back my ideas. I may not update blog for few days. Might I could do it on Tuesday.
I really missing a good place and a good company whcih has a excellant work culture. Life always has a compromise when we are loosing some thing. Gita " Ethai kondu vandhai elapatharku".
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/22/2004 05:20:00 AM
Men May come and Men may go" I believe in this quote. Yes, Folks I am leaving CSC(not from all your mind) tomorrow. I very much enjoyed the life in Noida(CSC) in this 11 months. This is the best part in my life and learned few things to improve myself. Thanks for your co-operation and All the best to all for your endeavors.
FYI - I am leaving to bangalore and will be getting married on May 31. I will update my contact number and address when I reach there. It is a kind request that people who are all visiting bangalore please meet me.
Posted by ILA Raja at 4/22/2004 02:12:00 AM