Tuesday, March 28, 2006

L.Balaji ,the messiah

Most men i meet have this prejudice when dealing with names...I knew this when they would never believe Mayilvaghanan(Mr.M for future reference) could be a model or a that he could be the name of someone who could set the silver screen on fire.. U could swear,torture,threaten to jump off the roof,hold a gun against their head but they would never believe u.Even if Mr.M came down and stood in flesh and blood with his adonis looks,he might need a birth certificate n more to prove his point..Even then the unconvincing nod could be after effects of the shock,reluctance to accept the proof challenging their infinite wisdom.A Michael or John blessed with a lot lesser talent n looks would seem to be a natural choice for a model but Mayilvaghanan? Cant a Kundalakesi ,Valayapathi ,Paingili or Kuzhalvaimozhi be the next supermodel or star heroine with these guys around?
It always has to be a Rita,Rhea or Rashmi or Monica.Woe betide the puny Ambrose or Arnold or even the Aishwarya's who slaked into becoming plump....

Balaji is one such name.Though not one that would produce such militant images,a Balaji has to be strangely...fat.Even I thought over it and I could not think beyond my classmate in fifth grade...the guy who used to be bajji or gunda in school days. They would make u believe that the world of balaji's was filled with rotund chubby boys eatin away to glory.It would seem,if ever we had a eating competition on the planet,tamil nadu would place its bet on a Balaji winning the gold,yokozuna coming a distant second..Their arguments were forceful and proof irrefutable that even I had begun to doubt ...
At this precise moment,Indian cricket quite unwitttingly threw a shocker whose after effects would reverberate in the tamil psyche for aeons..The TV ratings were monumentally high when India played Pakistan last time.It was all assumed to be about the traditional rivalry between the nations.But then,actually it was all about the guy called Balaji.We were glued to the TV sets to watch this man bowl..Nd wat did we see..A slender pencil slim guy called er Balaji???? A silent shock wave spread throughout the state...Entire search operations were launched to find if he was the fatter in his childhood.People refused to call him balaji,preffering to call him Lakshmipathy..Secret detectives worked day and night to know if he had gulped down slimming pills.A whole state watched with amazement as the lean one bowled and swayed a whole nation with his million watt smile...It just cant be....
But then it had to sink in at some point .

All Balaji's need not be fat and all Arnold's need not sweat it out at the gym...a silent revolution had begun.... It will be complete when jeevagasinthamani would be crowned Miss World...
L.Balaji, the messiah of all Balaji's n a few others...................

Monday, March 27, 2006

Return of the King er Lazybones

Well I am back again ...doing things which I never thought I would do again........Why do I blog again ? ....Maybe I just luv it...maybe I have changed from the times when I started looking upon the discipline required to write as a form of self inflicted violence ....Maybe I am no longer lazy.....Enuf said....