Monday, January 14, 2008

Stages of Life.......

A few set of dialogs that essentially capture the life of Tam brahm guys from Madras - this has strictly no biographical references.

I name the 2 guys - G1 and G2 - are standard tam brahm guys - the orientation of lines on the forehead - vertical or horizontal not withstanding - but still, lets assume one to be horizontal and the other to be vertical.


July, 1984

G1: Goo- gooo - !#%#&*!&(*#* (all representing the hard to spell baby talk syllables)
G2: Goo- gooo - !#%#&*!&(*#* (all representing the hard to spell baby talk syllables)

July, 1990

G1: Unnoda rough note lendhu rendu page kizhuchu thaaa da....
G2: Poda - amma apram veivaa.

July 1995

G1: Dei, Sachin hunderd paathiya? Chance eh ille da.... semaya adichan andha six-u
G2: Illa da... aatthula Amma SUN TV la pepsi ungal choice paathunde irundhutta da..... cha..... Donald ah sixer adichaana tendulkar?

March 1999

G1: Dei Srimathi miss tuition homework pannitiya?
G2: Illa da... Ma'm thitta pora nu therinju pochu.... Nee manjeet singh pottu mudichitiya?
G1: Done da... EPH la model question paper vandhachu.. adhile 2nd paper, class la srimathi kuduthadhu apdiye irukku da.
G2: MBD model papers vandha udane podanum da......

March 2001

G1: Unnoda center edhu daa?
G2: SBOA - Anna Nagar da...
G1: Govi class poriya inniku?
G2: Sure da.... carboxyl group reactions puriyave illa....
G1: Comp. Sci project submit pannitiya?
G2: Adhey en da ketkare? Star Xerox la spiral binding ku badhila, vera edho pannitaan... naan rukmani kitte permission kettu irukkein... unnoda brandy viva epdi pochu?
G1: Viva super da.... no prachanai..... Farewell ku enna panna porey?
G2: Ange vandhu sapitutu, straight ah TRS class dhaan da....


June 2001
G1: dei ennada acchu rank-u?
G2: Gaali da....
G1: naanum daan - DOTE theruma?
G2: edho da.... 279 daan ennoda score... god willing, 5000 rank kulle vandha, Venkateswara poidalaam da.
G1: ennakum bayama thaan irukku - unnai vida slight ah better - 281.01....


October 2001
G2: Machi, bus 41 dhaan da best....
G1: aamam da.... ABC*, XYZ** andha bus daan da.... cha..... miss pannitom da..... andha neduchenziyan kitte pesi route maathikalaam.....
G2: freeya vidu da.... orey bus stop la... ange paathukalam...

{ABC*, XYZ** - are two super "figures" in their class.....}

July 2002

G1: All clear ah?
G2: *****, Network analysis 14+36 da.....
G1: Pass aaniye - so free da...
G2: dei anda Kosu nambala Lab la kutthitaaan da.... seriyaana *************** da avan....
G1: aama da...

(***** - Signifies a popular 5 letter swear word in Madras tamizh)
(*************** - represents a popular tamizh word for vague parentage)

December 2002

G2: Dei, ennada pesitiya "aval"oda...
G1: humph...
G1: Oothukichu mama... no sollitaaa...
G2: Ada paavi - biscuit ah? free da... iva illena, vera yaarum azhaga illiya? freeya vidu da.... Adhu seri.... Nagrath and Kothari Xerox vechu irukiya?
G1: Ile da.... Nagoorkani thaan use panren..
G2: Free - Bakshi la padichukalam..... naliku night out podalaam.

March 2003

G1: Dei GRE or CAT?
G2: Rendume try pannalaam da.... edho onnu kidacha escaaaaaaaape!!
G1: super po! CAT ku TIME la seralaam da... Adyar la innum vacancy irukku.....
G2: Dei ennoda cousin in Minnesota says Barons mattum podhadhu for verbal.... he is asking to buy normal lewis also....
G1: oh....

January 2004

G1: evlo wordlist da?
G2: 14 da....
G1: BTW, TIME reading comprehension workbook done ah?
G2: Done - ippo daan ennoda oru friend kittendhu IMS mock paper kidachadhu.. mudichitu tharen unnaku.
G1: Dei biscuit potruaadhey da... apram unnaku BIG Book ku naan biscuit poduven....


July 2004

G1: Dei evlo da?
G2: 1400 da... 780+620... essay para tough da...
G1: Naanga kalakittom illa? 1470 - 800 + 670..... essay super...
G2: Ada paavi....

December 2004
G1: Epdi pochu da?
G2: 3 section-um tough daan da.... logical para sodhapals
G1: free -- MS in US daan da.... namba.... unnoda transcripts ellam anupichutiya?
G2: yeah da - DHL la enga appa voda friend oruthat irukaar da... avar 40 % price la anuparen nu solli irukaar.. neeyum ange va.. cheap ah mudiyum.

March 2005

G1: Dei Minnesota admit da....
G2: ennakum dhaan....
G1: Super - angeyum orey college pola dhaan irukku.

May 2005

Google Talk Status of G1: "G1, B.E"
Google Talk Status of G2: "aatha naan pass ayitten"

{I know G Talk didnt exist then, but this is blogger's license..... :P}

June 2005

G2: dei Visa kidachachu da.... sema easy
G1: Dei auditor statement paathala?
G2: Illada.... andha officer ennai cricket pathi ketutu, vittutaan
G1: Luck da unnaku... ennaku naliku varaikkum sema tension da....


August 2005

{G1 and G2 are roomies} their conv over phone.

G1: dei, students center GA ku apply panniya?
G2: panniten da... But Dr. Kumar ennai vandhu paaka soli irukar
G1: Dei kalakitte po..... BTW, inniku ennaku badhila cook pannidriya?
G2: Dei kashtam da... class irkku
G1: Seri po - nethi sambar irukku - adhai rasam aakidalam... plus chips irukku... sadham mattum vecha podhum da...

December 2005

In Orkut scrapbook

G2: dei ennada, committed nu potrukke?
G1: Aama da - naan veetuku vandhu solren details.....

March 2006

G1: dei ennai anda Statue of Liberty cover aara madri oru photo edu da..
G2; Inda rouse ku ellam kuraichale illa.... ellam avalukku email anuppa daane? *****, unnoda vandhen paaru... ennai sollanum....

(***** - refer above)

Fall 2007

G1: Congrats da
G2: Unnakum dhaan....
G1: epdiyo naambalum MS mudichittom!!
G2: dei ippo daan da Motorola lendhu phone pannaan... offer letter anuparen nu solli irukaan
G1: Kalakku po - enge? Schaumberg? apdina, ennakum chicago lendhu konjam kittaka irukkum - weekends la hang out pannalaam...
G2: Ila da - Schaumberg illa - Milpitas da....


Summer 2008
G1: H1 receipt vandadaaa?
G2: vandaachu.... unnaku?
G1: ennakum daan.

November 2008

G1: Dei, India la dhaane stamping?
G2: Illa da... we can go to canada.. oor suthina madriyum irukkum...
G1: super idea da... sema sharp...

March 2009

G1: Dei, engagement next month da... india tickets vangittom naanum avalum...
G2: Kalakku - naan ippo daan tamilmatrimony la profile pics potrukken.....




And life continues..........

If you are from PSBB - SVCE combo and went to Srimathi for 10th and IIT-JEE classes with TRS-Santhanam-Govi, you'll be able to relate more to the dialogs here...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like PSBB stuff to me... A lot of it I have already heard ! But does have the tam-brahm feel you wanted to create.

NIRMAL said...

Good one Karthik
G1 and G2 conversations seems to be fantastic esp the ages school,college,entrance etc

i liked the Nedu part!
route 41?
Mylapore or mandhaveli or ashok pillar?
ennaku college routes lam marandhu pochu da. 48 neyabhagam irruku [:P]


After 2009?
Kids?Investment?Homes? appidi pogum me thinking da

Good one!
Diff from the movies reviews

Karthik Sriram said...

@ Anon

yeah, I did add a new PS after you comment.

@ Nirmal

Dude, I don't have experience nor have i seen Tambrahm guys post the kalayanam phase..... so, I can't extrapolate after that.... And I hope I don't end up as the tamilmatrimony guy.... [:P]
Bus 41, if i remember right was the one to Valluvar Kottam in SVCE. But I was in Bus 32/35 - so, don't try to connect the dots.


LKS

Sridhar said...

awesome post. seemingly, G1 and G2 are happy kids, i guess. only now, i realize how smooth a ride, we have been embarking. probably, add some mishaps - like a break-up in one's life, or same girl being seen by each other - lolz!!!

Deepa said...

IKEA laendhu indha idea va? Beats me!!

CoNfUsEd said...

haha.. indha per ellam kettu romba naal aachu :) I'm not PSBB-SVCE combo, but i know these people cos i was in DAV and then did Physics and even attended one of Govi's lectures then..

Preethi said...

first time here.. nice read!!! lol!! I could hear G1 and G2 in my head.. from brahmana bashai to chennai tamil to tamil interspersed with accented English.. too good :P

gradwolf said...

awesome post...totally able to relate to it. i am not exactly a psbb+svce combo as i was in psbb only till 5th.but svce, yeah...loved that nedunchelian part :))


and doing MS now at NCSU. wish the last part of the article happen in due course ;)

Pri said...

heh

Yuva said...

Good post da...and i can understand that you wanted to tell everybody you are getting engaged in March :)))

ambi said...

super...kalakitta po! screenplay ezhuthalaam nee!

*ahem, are U G1 or G2..? :p

Anonymous said...

hey , I am psbb too several years your senior.. did not attend srimathi but knew several who did. Comps Sci - rukmani ma'am...psbb kkn ? brought a smile to my face reading the post.

- krithi

LKS said...

@ Sridhar,

I won't say guys like G1, G2, you or me are having smooth sailing lives. Rather, any one event - be it an arrear, broken bones (or heart? :P), missing IIT etc - is not going to affect you in the longer run.

@ Deepa,

This has no relation with IKEA - was just wondering about life when I was inspired to write this bit.

@ confused

Is Govi still teaching? Well, in 2000-2001 he was like 65 plus old... Wow! That guy has amazing energy levels, totally uncorrelatable to his age.


@ Preethi

Nandri hai!!

@ Gradwolf

Ha ha - Nedunchezhian seems to have his fan base!! Anyways, being not PSBB-ian shouldn't matter much except for the Srimathi part.

Good luck with your Masters and also graduation from "Single"-hood!

@ pri

heh = some kinda OL jargon??

@ Yuva

Man, good to see u here after a while. Well, as I told you - not many parts of the dialogs above are connected to me - I'm single and don't think that status is going to change anytime soon. First, when's ur engagement? and with whom??

@ Ambi,

Screenplay - direction ellam aasai thaan - but ippo irukara tamizh cinema nilamala naan SP ezhudhinen na, padam 1 naala oothi moodidum.

@ Anon (Krithi)

Yeah, Rukmani was there since eternity I guess. Do u still keep in touch with PSBB happenings? Is she still there? I know Brandy, Doctor are all retired - glad for the second one. I was in 12-f1, 2001 batch.


LKS

Anonymous said...

dr was my class teacher in 11-f1!! not in touch with school..but with friends who came with me to college and beyond. my cousin is doing his 12'th in psbb so I enquire when i get a chance. 12 f1 too 97 batch.mrs hamsa ramdas has retired too. gi -go is vice princi..I am not sure who the principal is. I suppose lara and Jayashree are still around..non psbb ppl will find these absolutely boring..

- krithi

Sudhakar said...

nice imagination.

DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

Nice- I think a lotta ppl can relate.. Couldnt really see how it is specific to tam brahm though.

Curd Rice Aurora said...

on a tangent..taking ur suggestion i went to Udipi and Bombay Masala. BM was ok ok types. But Udipi was God-sent for me. Finally some Dosai and Utthappams to feast on.

Anonymous said...

In fact I know you:). PSBB 10 K, 12 E.

Karthik Sriram said...

Anon,

I think u mistook me - I was in 10-G, 12-F1.



LKS

Anonymous said...

Duh! You havent changed much. Still the same idiot:). I was in 10K and 12E.

You used to roam around with that neck shirt, i.e., a white shirt under your shirt:).