~Spero ergo sum~™

October 12, 2008

?Marudaani karangalil yaen?

Filed under: Cheer :-D,Girl Power!,Happiness,Life,New India — Teal @ 9:46 am

Last night was the first time I tried putting a complicated design for myself with a mehendi cone. South indians are usually accustomed to the adai-kuppi style of mehendi putting. [adai : A giant filled circle of mehendi in the palm , and the kuppi is the layer covering the first phalange of all the fingers fully with mehendi, giving the nails a orange tint too 😀 ]

Off late I have been hooked to this song called ‘Marudaani vizhiyil yaen?’ from the movie Sakarakatti. Yes another noteworthy creation of the great A.R Rehman. Yesterday morning the song ran in infinite loop for almost 3 hours, after which my parents came and turned off my media player 😛

The moment I spotted a mehendi cone, I searched the web for some designs. Looks like the compulsive , repetitive listening to that song brain washed me into putting this. The results, well, you can see them below.




October 9, 2008

Happy Vijayadashami

Filed under: Amman,Cheer :-D,feminism,Girl Power!,Hinduism,India,New India — Teal @ 8:36 am

Hoping to vanquish the darkness and chaos deep within.

Wish you all a very happy vijayadashami! May this day dawn the start of all good things in your lives and may all your dreams come true!

~God Bless~

August 22, 2008

Some really gud ones!

Filed under: Amman,Ganesha,Girl Power!,Hinduism,Potos — Teal @ 11:29 pm

In Arunachala, we trust

But it rained. One fine morning, at Marina Beach

My all time favorite. My saviour. The one, the only Lord Ganesha.

How did Mylapore get it’s name? Look no further!

Karpagambal on Kamadhenu vahanam.

The holy trinity of the sacred feminine – Durga Lakshmi and Saraswathi, during Navratri last year

December 18, 2007

The rise of the rage

Filed under: Girl Power!,Poetry,Rage,Sobriety — Teal @ 12:45 pm

Look beyond the well, you frog
There are the skies, the fog
Look beyond the well you toad,
for only tadpoles you can scold

Why go on? Why should I?
Fight against the glee that died
Why persist? Why kill the gloom
When you can mope like a loon

Will a single word to this, a goodbye
Stall the tears, lest I cry?
Will the encumbering desire of sleep
Console and comfort this naive sheep?

Looking across to the other side, I see
Green pastures and vines of peas
Looking hither, I can clearly observe
The head of the herd, desiring me to subserve

Why go on, watch the rebellion in wave
changing to people, from being a slave
Why persist , because unless u wont
only happiness and joy, you’ll desist

Why consume the crap being fed
when you can throw it back to them, instead?
Why tolerate the bullying
when you can send them hiding, and screaming?

I am no more in meekness, I am in the rising
I am a wolf in a sheep’s clothing
Come what may, to hell with what the say
This wolf will have things going it’s way

One full moon will come, the stars will shine
The light will fall on me, the one divine
When I duly join my pack, my space
And leave the shitmongers in disgrace

And where tears once flowed, silent rage will
The whole world will come to a standstill
For nothing more they deserve more duly
Then the brunt of my cold fury

October 12, 2007

Of Conundrum, Chaos and Golu Gala! :-D

Filed under: Amman,Girl Power!,Hinduism,Life — Teal @ 12:01 am

The past week had been pretty hectic and worrying due to many reasons. Yeah pretty worrying for even my standards of thick skinned-ness. But thanfully it has all tied down. Post Malaya paksham after ammavasya officially is the beginning of this year’s navaratri …. I can take it that most junta who come here have already seen my previous year’s post explaining in detail, the way 9ratri’s being celebrated here … Anyhoo .. This year most of Navaratri spans across the weekdays, so no OC – sundall 😦 or the constant nagging to sing wherever I go 😛

And Saraswati Pooja and Vijayadasami on the weekend!

Bah! Humbug!!!!!


But yesterday, me and Dad set the steps for this year’s golu and since I cant invite most of ya home to see my golu … u can see it below ….. [No Sundal though, sorry about that ! ;-)]

September 18, 2007

The Amman of TVK Industrial Estate

Filed under: Amman,Girl Power!,Hinduism — Teal @ 11:43 pm

This is the picture of a small amman temple by the side of the every dusty and ever-so-comfortable roads of the TVK estate which lead me to my workplace. This statue reminds of the small statue from the movie “Amman” , which happens to be one of my all time favourite movies [Yes, enaku saami padamum pudikkum].

Her eyes seem to rage with the fury of a 1000 angry skies … kinda reminded me of the Kalighat Kali too 🙂

So put this one up.

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