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Exam starts tomorrow. My exam centre is in the other side of the city which means I have to catch some shady bus, which is not at all fun. F...

Exam starts tomorrow. My exam centre is in the other side of the city which means I have to catch some shady bus, which is not at all fun.
First exam up is Sanskrit. The portions mainly consist of grammar and a bit of literature. The literature part of it is pretty hilarious, the translations to the poetry bit are particularly side-splitting.


"The younger sister of Ravana who is afflicted by cupid's disease approached Ram like a snake oppressed by the heat of the summer would approach a sandal wood tree"

-verse 32, canto XII, Raguvamsa
I feel sorry for Kalidasa, the good man.

Oh well, Economics on Sunday, the portions are truly terrible and I haven't covered an inch. But here I am, writing. Typing rather. I think I will apply for the post of President in the Honorary Society of Advanced Procrastination. Tomorrow.
English next Saturday. The portions are terrible, with dreadfully boring essays about err...I don't really know, but knowing the University, I think I'm pretty accurate. Following English is this horrendous subject called Statistics and Operations research. It is puke-worthy and the syllabus is as vast as it is boring. The last exam is thankfully Financial Accounting. Child's play.
My main concerns for worry are the twin terrors, Eco and Stat. And if I had an ounce of conscience and common sense, I'd be studying right now.
But I will shamelessly admit that I have neither and extend my presence here, albeit for a short while (I may not have conscience or common sense but I do have a Mother. A very loud mother.)

Speaking of mothers, Parents' anniversary coming up this weekend. They will complete 21 years of holy matrimony (1987 - 2008) . While the Mohan-and-Padma-method-of-raising-daughters may not be perfect, I'm pretty convinced its the best.
Besides, even after 21 whole years, the two of them as corny as ever. Just yesterday, Appa was complaining of giddiness. When Amma asked him since when he had been having the feeling, he replied "Since the day I met you." and Amma started giggling on cue.
I groaned, obviously. And gave the "Indha-vayasla..." (at this age...) dialog. But I was giggling inside too. Personally I think its unfair that the world's best husband is married to my mother.
And until a couple of years back, I was pretty sure it was an arranged match. Turns out it was not. Amma is Appa's best friend's sister's best friend. Quite a connection huh? That story I will leave for another day. The softspoken lady my father fell for is after me and If I don't leave now, the consequences may be dire.
Happy anniversary!

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24 comments

  1. So cute, the part abt your parents. :--))
    Good luck with the exams!

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  2. Aiyya, enga treat-ikku kootindupova-nu nenaikara?

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  3. yeah- like SK said, the part about your parents is very sweet..:).. g luck with the exams- get them over with :)

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  4. I may not have conscience or common sense but I do have a Mother. A very loud mother

    Nice...

    Congratulations to your parents and all the best to you :)

    BTW, last minute la padichu paas pannina daan kick :P

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  5. ROFL@as corny as ever!!

    Btw, why nee studying sanskrit en al now?

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  6. exams ah.... :O

    btw "Amma is Appa's best friend's sister's best friend"--tat is a very intersting connection.waitng for complete sneak-peek on tat some time :P

    En best frnds veetla ellam brothers dhan ..Enna koduma sir ithu !!!

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  7. All the best with the exams, lady. Go slay 'em!

    For the record, your parents have been married five years longer than I have. And I'm planning to use that giddiness line on missus.

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  8. @all

    romba thank yous for the wishes, did sanskrit pretty well, 100 marks of utter rubbish but then again, I was able to attempt for 100. :D

    @sk
    :D

    @bokka
    no clue. i think we will be left with naamam as usual, my dear palpandi :)

    @niyantha
    :D
    yea. why do something today when it can be done tomorrow?

    @daisy
    :), thanks! but they've been spaced terrible, it stretches out to 3 weeks. :/

    @kaushik
    es es, naama dhaan last minute mugging-la expert aache. CBSE! :D

    @gradwolf
    language option i took for b.com. Instead of taking communicative english like everyone else, I chose sanskrit again. Me and my decision making skills....

    @sgp
    koduma is right! no scope for vittufying nool. lol paavum

    @shenoy
    From one sprightly young man to another eh? ;)
    thanks for the wishes! :D

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  9. I gotta complete a Stats paper too...like in the next 2 years!:D

    Anniversary wishes to your amma&appa!:) And G'luck on the exams!

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  10. Loose mohans!

    "The older sister of Vanilla who is afflicted by sabalistic disease approached Ram like a snake oppressed by the heat of the summer would approach a sandal wood tree"

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  11. haha how exactly DOES a heat-oppressed snake approach a sandal tree :P

    happy anniversary to mom and dad!

    and hey, mugging stuff at the last possible moment to pass an exam is a joy second to none :P enjoy! and all the best!

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  12. Sanskrit! I've always wanted to learn it. Someday...
    And dude, Eco and Stats are cool! Eco is actually chingmingphingzing cool! Go, blast the exams and come back with fresh dose of chutney. :D

    Happy anniversary to your parents! :-) Your dad's digs sound like my dad's. He keeps telling me whenever I care to listen to him that he was blackmailed into marrying my mom, who, according to him, wasn't even born! He says she'd got off a train and had landed at my grandparents. *Sigh*

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  13. Padikkara vayasula blog ezhudhinaa ippadi dhaan. Need to hear 'Suprabadham' from mom.

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  14. sanskrit is something i always enjoyed. much of the translation, of course, depends on the translator, and the context.

    your parents sound like jolly good folks. wish them from us bums too :)

    oh, and go study!!

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  15. hey really nice post...actually its like one of ur best.. n yea translations can be funny most of the times...n exams just cant be studied for...
    n really cute, the thing bout ur parents..
    good luck with ur exams

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  16. Yea, parents and their love...crazily cornily cute :)

    And btw, all the best for ur exams lalu (that is ur pet name rite?)

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  17. I happened to stumble upon your blog today and had a ball of a time reading your stuff. sooper.

    Adhu sari, adhenna thenga chutney_nnu peru vechindrukel...oru kozhi biriyani illana thayir vadai ippadi vekka koodadha.

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  18. Drifted into your blog via Indiblogger. You have a witty style of writing. Wish I knew the vernacular so that I could understand the comments tho .....

    I love the relationship of your parents - really sweet

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  19. Drifted into your blog via Indiblogger. You have a witty style of writing. Wish I knew the vernacular so that I could understand the comments tho .....

    I love the relationship of your parents - really sweet

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  20. sanskrit is something i always enjoyed. much of the translation, of course, depends on the translator, and the context.

    your parents sound like jolly good folks. wish them from us bums too :)

    oh, and go study!!

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  21. Sanskrit! I've always wanted to learn it. Someday...
    And dude, Eco and Stats are cool! Eco is actually chingmingphingzing cool! Go, blast the exams and come back with fresh dose of chutney. :D

    Happy anniversary to your parents! :-) Your dad's digs sound like my dad's. He keeps telling me whenever I care to listen to him that he was blackmailed into marrying my mom, who, according to him, wasn't even born! He says she'd got off a train and had landed at my grandparents. *Sigh*

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  22. I may not have conscience or common sense but I do have a Mother. A very loud mother

    Nice...

    Congratulations to your parents and all the best to you :)

    BTW, last minute la padichu paas pannina daan kick :P

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  23. Aiyya, enga treat-ikku kootindupova-nu nenaikara?

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