Monday, September 18, 2006

Madras to Pondy

En suvasa katre.....En suvasa katre.......

When I was working in Chennai, I used to go to my home town Pondicherry every weekend. Friday evening 6'O clock aana podhum bag maatikittu ooruku kilambiduven. Thiruvanmiyurla bus pidicha next 2.5-3 hrsla naan enga veetuku poi serndhuduven. Apuram enna amma samaichu vacha saapaadudhaan dinner.

Pondicherry is a peaceful and a small town. Idha naan solli thaan ungaluku theriyanumnu avasiyam illanu nenaikiren. :-) Since most of my (Pondy) friends are working in chennai, they also return to Pondy every weekend. We play cricket on saturdays, go to movie on sundays. Movie tickets (even the black tickets) are cheaper in Pondy when compared to Chennai theatres. On saturday and sunday evenings, we assemble at beach. Naatla nadakra muikyamaana, thevaiyaana/thevai illadha vishayam pathina discussion ellaam inga thaan nadakkum. Veetuku pogum bodhu paani poori/masala poori saaptu ammakitta thittu vaangradhum undu. Last but not least, I can enjoy the home food atleast 2 days in a week. Moreover I can get escaped from washing my dresses. ;-)

One fine friday evening I was returning to Pondy. As usual busla suryan FM paatu jora paadittu irundhuchu.... two persons of age 40 stopped the bus near Kovalam and got inside....yaaru pa adhu checking inspector maadhiri bus-a stop panni yerradhunu think panradhukkulla they started checking the tickets one from the front side and another one from rear side.... adada transport dept ozhunga workaagudhunu sollite pocketa paathaa ennoda ticketa kaanom :(....thooki vaari potuduchu.... since I was standing at the centre, both of them were coming towards me from both ends...busla vera "Payana cheetu illaadha payanigalidam Rs.500 abaraadhamaaga vasoolikkapadum"nu bold lettersla ezhudhi irundhaanga...adhaa paarthadhum ennoda bayam innum adhigamaachu...bcoz i had only Rs.200+.... inniku ennoda maanam (irukaannu buthisaali thaanama ketka padaadhu) Bay of Bengal kappalla etha poraanganu mudivukke vandhuten....finally both of them attacked me at the same time....

"Sir ticket kodunga...verify pannanum"....(adhu irundhirundhaa koduthirupomla)

vera vazhi illaama...asattu sirippu sirichitte..."sir ticket tholannnnju pochuuu..." nu sonnen.... enna avanga oru look vitutu, verified their list and came to know that one ticket was not verified....enakku romba sandhosham.....

"Innoru ticket vaangi adha bathirama vachikonga" nu sollitu keezha irangitaanga...

by that time, we had reached Kalpakkam....Nalla vela maanam pogala....bought the ticket for Kalpakkam to Pondy again....
After all these things happend, pakkathila ninnutu irundha oru punniyavan, thambi konja nerathukku munnadi pacha colorla oru ticket parandhu pochu adhu ungalodayudhanu kettar....

First line of this post is the starting lyrics of the song I am listening to now :)....are you scrolling and looking at it again? ;-)
NOTE: Pondicherry thanniku famousnu, yaarukume theriyaadha unmaya yaarum comment adikaadheenga...

18 Comments:

Blogger Sasiprabha said...

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Monday, September 18, 2006 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Sasiprabha said...

En swaasa kaatre paatu aarambicha odane naan indha trip vera maadhiri irukkumonnu nenachen.. Neenga paravaa illa ticket kaanaama vittuttu maatineenga.. Naan tickete vaangaama oru thadavai thapichen..

Edho bayangara tension.. Kaasu kaila irukku, but ticket edukka marandhutten, conductor satham potadhu kooda theriyaadha alavukku sindhanai.. Erangarappo checking vandhaachu.. Bagla irundha ticketa eduthu koduthuttu andha sindhanayileye nadandhen.. Avarum ticketa vaangi pirichu paakala.. Konja neram kalichu kaila ennavo irukkenu paathappo thaan change irundhadhum, ticket vaangaadhadhum enakku therinjadhu.. Bagla palaya ticket irundhadho polachano.. Illanna annikku 500kku aapu vilundhirukkum..

Monday, September 18, 2006 11:59:00 PM  
Blogger Pavithra said...

Narrow escape ;-)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:21:00 AM  
Blogger பொற்கொடி said...

உண்மைய சொல்லுங்க.. நா யாரு கிட்டயும் சொல்ல மாட்டேன்.. நீங்க வித் ஔட் தானே அன்னிக்கு ;)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:43:00 AM  
Blogger Bharani said...

athne parthen....starting line-kum content-kum sambhandame illayenu nenachen....ithu eppayo vantha fwd technique mathiri iruke :)

nan oru thadavai, pechi suvarashyathula, ticket-a kizhichi veliya thooki potuten....ennatha thooki potomnu yosicha ticket...vandhu erangaravaraikum checking vanthuda koodathunu ore prayer than :(

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:19:00 AM  
Blogger Syam said...

ithu pondy la irundhu varum pothu ticket ah parakka viturndhaalum sari thanni over nu ninaikalaam...pondy pogum pothey vaa :-)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger KK said...

Without'la poi escape aagiteenga... treat kudunga... Pondicherry special treat plz :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bala.G said...

Sasiprabha,
Nalla vela thappichinga...

Pavithra,
Yup :)

Porkodi,
Never...idhu varaikum naan withoutla ponadhu illa...

Bharani,
Really?...I havent seen a fwd like that ;-)....sari enna maadhiri nalla pullaya innoru ticket vaanga vendiyadhu thaane?...

Syam,
Vela senja kalaipila thooooongiten ;-)

KK,
Yov naan withoutla pogala...come to Pondy..lets have treat...bill-a neenga thaan pay pannuvennu adam pidika koodaadhu..ok?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:14:00 PM  
Blogger KK said...

cha cha naan than purse'a konduvara matene... so neengale bill pay pannidunga...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:03:00 AM  
Blogger பொற்கொடி said...

sari nambitten freeya vidunga:)

Thursday, September 21, 2006 1:57:00 AM  
Blogger golmaalgopal said...

aaha....gr8 escappu...this reminds me of dat janakaraj movie...hotella fulla maavu arachu mudichapparam oru aal pursea thiruppi kudupaan... :)

and yes i did scroll back :)

Friday, September 22, 2006 12:30:00 AM  
Blogger Ms.Congeniality said...

Good experience..huh?!!
Belated Happy Birthday(romba belated aa wish panren pola but its better late than never, right?) :-)

Friday, September 22, 2006 9:04:00 PM  
Blogger Bala.G said...

KK,
:) :)

Porkodi,
Freeya vitudlaam

Golmalgopal,
Naan thaan thapichuten illa

Ms.C,
Yup. Thanx for ur wishes

Friday, September 22, 2006 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Usha said...

che, onnum nadakalaiya :( Edho jolly-a oru fine potrupanga ninaichen :(

Saturday, September 23, 2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger கடல்கணேசன் said...

Bala, exciting experience..great escape for you..(ஒருமுறை டிக்கெட் எடுக்க மறந்து-நிஜமாவே 'மறந்து'- சொன்னா நம்பணும்- நான் பல்லவன்ல 200 ரூபாய் தண்டம் கட்டுன நினைவு வந்துச்சு..). அன்னிக்கு excitement தான் எனக்கு..

(I will come back after reading all your posts.. I have another 'memorable' experience in pondicherry.. will share that later)

Saturday, September 23, 2006 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Bala.G said...

Usha,
ungaluku romba nalla manasunga...

Kadal Ganesan,
Nalvarugai... naan thappichen..neenga maatikiteenga :).... ungaloda experience ezhudhunga...

Sunday, September 24, 2006 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger கடல்கணேசன் said...

Bala, my pondicherry experience I am publishing on monday.. please read.(that was an experience, when I was a journalist with JuniorVikatan)

Saturday, October 07, 2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Vindollars said...

hi friend change settings of your blog not to list in search engine ok va ,if not ur blog is read by many online persons ok va bye

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:17:00 AM  

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