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Caution needs more Caution


Everyone might have seen the smoking ban ads and caution signs against drug addiction in public places,radio ads,in between movies in theatre and Tv serials,movies and the internet !

In a Tv show or in a movie now a days they are putting a disclaimer or feeder before a scene where the characters might indulge in smoking or drinking or both !

Instead of using the standard warning that “Smoking and drinking is injurious to health” they can actually put the number of deaths due to smoking or due to drinking in their respective region

We : The Girl Snatcher’s ?

We wake up to the sound of fighting women down our streets. Usually if we snoozed the alarm or miss the morning buzz of the birds ,this is the only way to wake us up, good old quarrel and rivalry for a pot of water in the public drinking water facility in each streets in the locality(usual stuff in Southern India),unfortunate enough it happened to be right in front of our rented premises. We don’t use public facility for water hence we don’t do street fighting for the sake of water with fellow citizens. We were the only group of bachelors in the residential area in there, hence we can’t literally get every benefits of a regular family. We sort of like skip everything between our college timings and the occasional visits to food chains for our day to day needs. Apart from this we don’t get to mingle with the friendly society down below(we live upstairs).Plus no one cares who we are or what we do (typical metro approach).But there are certain aspects that really makes our neighbor really care for us (in the negative sense),we are looked as crooks ,thief’s and other type of anti-social elements (something’s wrong in their perspective).We never realize from where they get these really weird ideas about us! We actually have to cover nearly 20-30 kms daily for reaching our college by bus ,we can’t engage ourselves in anything apart from some assignments or some minimal study. Food breaks and some entertainment takes away the rest of the time. Besides we bunch of five occasionally head up to the terrace for a breezy walk or have a chat apart from other things. As mentioned earlier the problems starts with the neighbours view point and their perception towards us even in general context. As everyone residing are family (No matter what we are also part of family in a different city) with their kids. Youths are generally viewed as irresponsible human beings with no real liking to problem free environment, They are boozers and smokers who might corrupt the peaceful residential area, damagers of properties, a real pain to control and vicious enough to elope with their grown up daughters. Apart from the other really messy views ,the last one strikes a chord everyone s mind and their action in our street in unison as one or the other had a grown-up college going girls as their daughter(our mistake to reside here?).Not really .But their actions sometimes or most of the times makes us kind of guilty enough for some unknown crime that we have seldom done or even thought about of doing it. But the story goes on from the occasional talks while we walk the street s or stay in the terrace for a chat, When our neighbor pops out of Nowhere and reminds us that this is a residential area and there are family living around here and “You are all ruining it with your loud talk and laughs” Didn’t he know this when he beat his teenage daughter or quarreled with his wife in a drunken state, Oh yes everyone can hear the neighborhood brawl it aint sound proof and fool proofed enough to create sound barriers because its way ahead of their walls and it’s called Women harassment. But this goes one on every month and this guy comes again as a saviour of social justice with the same warning message to us. Thats not the end of the story ,there s another family who thought we might kidnap their daughter someday or the other, they kind of shut their windows or give that  “Oh yes I know you” look and pull their daughter in.(how can you not walk or live in the neighborhood)without even any looks about who walk s the street or who talks (act blind concept).There s another friendly neighborhood women who advices everyone to marry off their daughter s ASAP coz of the threat levels from us ,she gives friendly speech and peppy advice s to their parents on this vulnerable topic but doesn’t care much about the actual real thing issue s like their leaking drainage system pooling the whole street ,creating a very friendly swamp zone in the neighborhood. Once in a month this emerges and there is nothing like turf wars among the neighbours ,forgot the peaceful neighborhood s and lot of women and children in the locality ,everyone joins the zone with the high decibel quarrels. We the framed girl snatchers of the street never have cursed a child or harassed them mentally nor eloped with somebody s daughter(beaten them on suspicion) or created any drunken brawl over any women, But the so called peaceful neighborhood had one of the above as their day to day ingredient in their life. Please change your opinion towards bachelors and their lifestyle, because those negative s things that you expect out of us are not an exclusive trait that we alone carry-forward to every residential area but remember that you are all married to a former  bachelor who might be still holding one of those traits that you fear among us ,like your sons and daughter s we are also some families hope and future bread winners !

Note : As told be by Sasikumar : pondatti melayum ponnu melayum nambikka illathavan thaanda bachelors a paarthu baaypaduvaan (Only a man without faith on his wife and daughter fears about a bachelor) 

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There s nothing worse in this world than a mute spectator to other man s distress
I was really shocked at the intensity of pain the other man experienced, it reminded me of the bloody scenes that I’ve avoided to comply with even while watching a movie, the impression of blood just makes things worse!
The victim I am talking about is the new plumber who has been roped in by my father for all the plumbing issues in the house! The plumber and his co-worker were taking out issue s one by one in an orderly manner, things went quite smooth as expected, and I was rejoiced finally I can have a proper bath or so. The Accident happened in the second day of their work in our home, which was their final day for work! Everything concerning with water issues and the pipelines were mended and back in place as good as new I may wonder!!! The final hurdle :the work under washing sink , it was one drooping problem even from the construction part of our home, yes some worst history with the Washing Sink :d ,,,that apart ,they were trying to cut the wood under it with a cutting machine with a brand New Blade ,ready for that kind of issues, The wood was so hard that ,it  jumped at its brittleness out of the plumber s hand ,as he was under the sink, he couldn’t fasten himself from there, before he could get out or control the cutting machine ,the new Blades ripped his upper palm and further it bounced to take a cut on his forehead ! it all happened in a matter of second even before I could switch off the power supply to the machine, it has done its core damage to the man!!! he came out all bleeding in his palm and forehead which was so intense and deep, fortunately he had the strength to walk while he lost a lot of blood, in this melee we wrapped his forehead with a cloth and some ice and I was ready to take him on my bike to the hospital, but he couldn’t sit properly holding his forehead on one hand. So we decided to call an auto, the co-worker immediately pulled an auto-rickshaw near our home. What happened next made me more temperamental and angry as the Auto Driver won’t Budge to come near house to pick up the injured man , refusing on the grounds that the road was not okay ,,,he never listened to our pleas nor was he willing to make a move quickly to take an injured passenger quickly as the injured person was bleeding badly ,he was behaving as though we were bargaining auto fares at that moment , in the end the Plumber walked down the road to take the auto ,the purpose of a quick way to transfer someone injured is lost in the 1st place !!!
Even after all this, the auto driver shows no mercy or remorse for his stupid actions, and utter s those silly words from his infantile mouth, “PLEASE DONT BLOOD STAIN THE SEAT” That’s it!!!   I could have started a quarrel with the driver hadn’t been for the co-worker gesturing to leave it, the need of the hour is to reach the hospital. Later on the plumber was admitted to the hospital, he had quite a few stitches on his forehead and on his palm and declared safe by the doctor!!! I was relieved at his safety of health! But certainly not the with thought of the irresponsible Auto-Driver and his inhumane service that he rendered to his passengers!!!  When I came home, there was no blood stains, my brother had cleaned the floor it seems!!! I went back to my room wondering who s gonna clean all those Unmerciful “STAINS” of Self Centric People who don’t care about an inch about other souls!!! The Cursor in my screen is blinking as if I’ve asked the question to it; even I am blinking with no answers…

சில நேரங்களில் சில மனிதர்கள் !

நீங்கள் இந்தியரா ? என்று கேட்க தோன்றிய நாள் அது !
அன்று நாங்கள் எங்களுடய கல்லுரி சார்பாக புற்றுநோயால் பாதிக்க பட்டவர்கள்காக நிதி திரட்ட சென்று இருந்தோம் …. அது சென்னையில் உள்ள பிரபலமான சுற்றுலா தளம் … கல்லுரி விடுதியில் இருக்கும் என் நண்பர்களுக்கும் எனக்கும் அது முதல் பயணம் சிங்காரா சென்னையில் ….   அது ஒரு கடல்கரை சார்ந்த சுற்றுலா தளம் ,அங்கே கொளுத்தும் வெயிலை கூட பார்க்காமல், மக்கள் வந்து இருந்தார்கள் ! நான் சிறு வயதில் ரசித்த ஒரு இடம் ! பழைய ஞாபகம் !
நாங்கள் நிதி திரட்ட சற்று தயக்கத்துடன் தொடங்கினோம் … புற்றுநோய் பற்றி வரும் சுற்றுலா வாசிகளிடம் விளக்க ஆரம்பித்தோம்… சிலர் எங்களுடைய பேச்சுகளை கேட்பார்கள் ..சிலர் பிச்சைகாரர்கள் போல் தவிர்த்து விடுவார்கள் !
நண்பர்களும் விடாமல் …விளக்கம் தந்து , நோட்டீஸ் ஐ கொடுத்து விடுவார்கள்!
மாலை நேரம் நெருங்கி விட்டது , நாங்களும் ஓர் அளவு நிதி திரட்டி விட்டோம!
அங்கே வெளி மாநில சுற்றுலா பயணிகளும் வந்து இருந்தார்கள் … அப்படி ஒரு சமயத்தில் என் நண்பர் ஒரு வெளி மாநில சுற்றுலா பயணிடம் பேசி கொண்டு இருந்தார் …சிறிது நேரம் கலித்து நண்பர் வாடியா முகத்துடன் வந்தார் !
என்ன ? என்ன சொன்னார் ? நண்பர் முகத்தில் கோபம் !
  அந்த ஆள் சொல்றான் அவன் பெங்களுருவை சேர்ந்தவனாம் !
எனக்கு முதலில் புரியவில்லை .. பின்பு நண்பர் சொன்னார் , இது வேறு மாநிலம் ,,, நான் வெறு மாநிலத்தை சேர்ந்தவன் ,,, இங்கே இருபாவர்களுக்கு நான் என் உதவனும் என்ற பாணியில் அந்த நபர் சொல்லி இருக்கார் !
நீயும் இந்த நாட்டில தான் இருக்கியா ? என்று அந்த ஆள் சட்டைய பிடிச்சு கேட்கணும் தொனுச்சு !
ஆனா அதே நாளில் நிறைய நல்ல உள்ளங்கள் செய்த உதவிகளையும் மறக்க முடியாது மறைக்கவும் முடியாது  ! நிதி குடுத்து விட்டு ரசிதை வாங்க மறுத்த ஆப்ரிக்கா காரரையும் மறக்க மாடேன் !  உதவி உதவாமல் சென்ற என் நாட்டு காரர்களையும் மறக்க மாடேன் !
என் தமிழில் பிழை இருக்கலாம் அனால் நான் சொன்னவிஷ்யதில் இல்லை என்று எண்ணுகிறேன் !
உங்களால் முடிந்த அளவு உதவுங்கள் மனிதன் யார் என்று பார்க்காமல் !

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