Saturday, January 31, 2009
This week end we all gone to Dubai shopping festival.. Its a Global Village where all the countries took participated. sorry the picture/vedio quality becomes poor when i converted from mp4 to mpeg. Need to find out some software which can convert mp4 to mpeg without loosing quality..
oopsss...identify who is whooooo
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
ONE BEDROOM FLAT...
WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE ENGINEER..
A Bitter Reality...
As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA , the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA , it was as if a dream had come true.
Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India .
My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.
I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald's and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.
Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one candidate.
In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After the marriage, it was time to return to USA , after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after them, we returned to USA .
My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.
After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.
Every year I decide to go to India … But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn't get any holidays and thus could not go to India ... The next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rights the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.
After couple more years passed away, much to my children's dislike and my wife's joy we returned to India to settle down. I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA ...
My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India ... My 2 children and I returned to USA after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.
Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA ... I decided that had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India ... I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well-developed locality.
Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode.
Sometimes I wondered was it worth all this?
My father, even after staying in India , Had a house to his name and I too have the same nothing more.
I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.
Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing. This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it. I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well at least they remember me.
Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will be performing my last rights, God Bless them.
But the question still remains
'was all this worth it?'
I am still searching for an answer.................!!!
START THINKING IS IT JUST FOR ONE EXTRA BEDROOM???
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
என்று சொல்லும் போது
சாதம் மட்டும் அல்ல
சதா வேலைப் பளுக்கிடையே
நம் உள்ளமும் தான்
அப்பாடா நிம்மதி என்றிருக்க
தீபாவளி கிலி பிடிக்க
ஒரு துணி எடுக்க
நவம்பரிலே - தீபாவளியும்
இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் நண்பர்களே!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This is Gandhi (Srikanth). First appreciate and thanks to our friends to created such a excellent blog for our Quarry friends. Especially Saravanan and Karthi for their thought to bring our Q friends in one blog. Good work and keep it up!
Sorry, I was unable to post my message for a long time since this blog is started. I am very glad to see our friends here. As Saravanan said in his first message, we can't forget our childhood memories. Especially in Quarry. Its a unique experience for all of us in that time. I doubt no one else might experience the same. I remember the first (may be second?) generation cricket we played in front of Ram's house with home made bat. Most of the times, we meet at Ram's house then decide what to do :-) (Ram always have some game to play like Trade, Chinese checker, cards, etc). One more interesting thing was "Oliyum Oliyum" in Doordharsan TV in between Friday Cinema. I never forget the cricket games we played in Quarry and surrounding areas. Especially, the running commentary! And other unforgettable memories like Club house, Dormitory cards, Friday Cinema, fishing, hunting (with Viji, Senthil & Paulraj), Bike trips during Pongal to near villages and sooooo on. We can't explain everything in words.
It is really a good feeling to see our friend's messages and family photos in one blog. Keep up the good work Saravanan and Karthi!!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
i sent some photos, taken in THAILAND,when i went Official tour.. Air show photo in singapore...Pls upload...
ur wife blog very nice..lot of wonderful things..she is not working,???
wowww!! good Jump
Look at this!!! lotssss of Girl friends
Flag hoisting !! Jai Hindh
poor guy!! no girl friends around :(
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I am so happy to welcome you here.
I hope you will enjoy your stay here.
His Brother Sridhar anna`s message:
Happy to see this blogger created by saravanan & karthick.
Great effort to co-ordinate all quarry friends in to one.Wishing you and All a happy, Prosperous, healthy and wealthy New 2009.
9th Year of this new millennium would have lot of challenges (Nature of number 9 is that),
But as the adage goes "Fortune favors only the Brave".