Monday, September 29, 2008

The Difference is...

Suparna :I always wanted to ask you ,Rajesh,Is Mamallan your fathers name

Rajesh Mamallan :Why do you ask that dear ?

Suparna : I heard you South Indians generally carry your fathers names first alphabet as your initials

Rajesh : Oh come on,you and your knowledge on South Indians,thats only with few communities...mine is...why dont you simply refer to google

Suparna : come on show off,she retorted, Why dont you simply spell it out..(She loved that haughtiness of Rajesh )

Rajesh : well it would say,Mamallan means a great wrestler and it would also say he built..

and before Rajesh could complete Suparna could realise he belonged to the great family who built the famous...

Suparna : you are a blue blooded rascal

Both laughed at it and slowly moved towards their respective hostels. Suparna was being transferred to different city and would badly miss Rajesh's company.But she was not sure if he would miss her. Rajesh too was very fond of her and didnt know if he was in love with her.

The weekend they wanted to be in each others company, and one thing led to the other and..

Two days later Suparna was leaving and Rajesh dropped her off at the airport.

Sms ,emails were keeping them in touch & one day Suparna called up Rajesh

Suparna : Rajesh, doctor just now confirmed, I thought I should share it with you

Rajesh : You should have been careful Suparna.You know all these are complicated.

Even at his insensitive outburst Suparna was only enjoying his impulsive behaviour.

Suparna : Now Rajesh, and before she could complete,

Rajesh blurted it out : wash it off sweetheart

It was a heart wrenching silence from Suparna

After this incidence, though they were in touch , it was icy and still Suparna couldnt take her mind off him. Rajesh was married off in their traditional manner with another blue blood family.

Years rolled by, Suparna moved over to London & Rajesh had a chance to pass by it.
Suparna invited him over for a dinner.Moving up in life in just 10 years time, she had bought a mansion of a house. Rajesh was taken aback by her affluence ,which he could never imagine despite his background.

Relaxing in their sit out and catching up with old times and suddenly they found themselves relaxed,though not totally.

Rajiv, come here and introduce yourself, Suparna suddenly exclaimed

Good evening sir, I am Rajiv, after a pause, Rajiv Mamallan, said the young boy ,all of 10 years

Rajeshs' jaw dropped

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133 comments:

Cinderella. said...

:)

Nice !

But the surname sure is very weird.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Cinderella.
Welcome cindy.sure is..did you hv time to type it in gogle ? lol
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Curious said...

Nice story, as usual. But ermmmm...I know am not getting something here... Ok! lemme blurt it out.. Rajiv is Rajesh's son?

Eppidi irukinga CU! :) long time no see! :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Curious
Right..Naan nalla irukken ma..neenga eppadi irukkeenga..ippo endha oorla,Dubai ya ille vera engeyanu ma..
You havent been coming this side long time..hope everything ok

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~nm said...

Good one :)

Renu said...

good one:) but didnt clear the reason for her affluence?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@nm
Welcome & thanks for being here
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Renu
Welcome here..she is a woman scorned..grit & determination takes her up the ladder..thats what I meant
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Scribblers Inc said...

thats a neat story...simple and crisp...

Scribblers Inc.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Scribblers Inc
Welcome &thanks a lot
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Keshi said...

wow interesting!

So is that their child?


**Mamallan

never heard of that name before...


Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Keshi
Hi thanks..Type it out on google..does it say ?
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Keshi said...

I read a wiki link abt Narasimhavarman?

Thats sad that some men act as it it's easy for women to abort a child and forget abt it.


Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
you got it,men are from...u know what
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Keshi said...

i meant 'as IF its easy'...

sorry abt the typo :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Im glad she kept the baby...cos as men get older they seem to realise their mistakes...and he wud hv felt awful abt himself by seeing the lil one.

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
true Keshi,tried to bring out the emotions in this piece,as how a woman faces it courageously ,the life I mean
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Curious said...

Dxb le dhan irukken! Next leg to Malta very soon! Ticket dhan kadaika maatendradhu! :D

Ellam ok! Ange eppidi pogardhu?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Curious
inge nallathan irukku,velai than adhigam..chennai pakkam varadhu kidayada ?
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Curious said...

Chennai pakkam ippo dhan vandhuttu ponen! :D Mazhai eh naan dhan kondu kooda vandhen.. :P

Planning on a Diwali visit again.

And don't work too hard! :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Curious
looks next few days are going to be hectic for you then..madrid,chennai
Yeah come to chennai after you left, rains have stopped and we need more
Work,cant avoid ma
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Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Mammalan somehow it reminds me of mammalapuram :D. . .

Nice story as always :) . . .

rayshma said...

the affluence bit reminded me of bipasha in bachna ae haseeno... :D
good story! this one, not the movie! :)

Preethi said...

@Fantasies of a lifetime.. Mamallan is the name behind Mamallapuram!! Narasimha Varman is called Mamallam.
Lovely tale CU.. reminded me of Kalki!!!
I have read Ponniyin Selvan and have been wanting to read Sivagamin Sabatham for a long long time.. but as I am unreasonably slow at reading Tamil and there doesn't seem to be an English translation, haven't got around to it yet. That story was about Mamallan right?

ceedy said...

All I can hope is someday I meet Rajiv in London and we recreate the mystic of Mahabalipuram :)

Googled it - loved it - Short, crisp....and still retrospective....

Keshi said...

yeah...cos for men it's only the PLEASURE that matters...the women hv to bear all the 'consequences'.

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Fantasies of a Lifetime
Welcome & thank you..Preethi has replied on my behalf!!..yes,what you say is right
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@rayshma
Thank you rayshma ..The affluence I wanted to signify was,moving up the ladder in life despite the incident
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Ponniyan selvan,sivagamiyin sabadam, Immortal stories from an immortal story writer,KALKI.. ..No,dont go for english translation even if one is available..the way Kalki weaves the story,with inter twining of Aryan ,dravidian characters,simply transports one to an era bygone..honestly one gets tempted to go back in time !!
I still remember,in my school days when during a summer holidays,I started reading Ponniyan Selvan I never went out of the house whole three weeks,to the extent my friends thought I was unwell..Needless to say only my parents knew the reason, for they had already read The story....lol
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Thanks ceedy ..you took the pains of googling it..Recreating the magic of Mamallapuram..wow..that
would be a great piece of History..for even the current shore temple is also likely to go into the sea ,at least thats what scientists are predicting
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Keshi ,finding time to visit this post for the fifth time!!!..Wow,that means this has touched a raw nerve somwhere..
Your observations are true..
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Balvinder Singh said...

Hi, just passed by via Renu's blog. interesting story. yes the determination of a broken heart can do wonders.
will read more

ceedy said...

Yes. It is sad that current shore temple is likely to go into the sea.

I have been there twice once in 86 and then again on a sketching trip in 93.

Did the tsunami have any dire effect on it?

venus66 said...

Very interesting story as always. Nice name too. Take care. Thank you for your visit.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Balvinder Singh
Welcome & good to have you here..thanks or nice word
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Thats nice to know you were in Chennai..
Tsunami didnt have adverse effect on the Shore temple..but I understand an interesting thing happened..I believe just before Tsunami strikes anywhere,the first signs are that the Sea withdraws by several 100 metres ..Understand the same thing happened and when the sea withdrew in Mamallapuram,the temples ,which had submerged could clearly been seen...just imagine the scene..the few survivors were interviewed by archaelogical survey people...donno what was the outcome...Wonder if theres anything on Google about this ?
Wonders of nature,on one hand brings in a calamity & on the other gives a few lucky ones to witness something unimaginable
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@venus66
Welcome venus66
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Ceedy
After thought ! I typed :::tsunami mahabalipuram submerged temples::: on the google...oh my..so much of info on mamallapuram after tsunami and how ASi & Indian navy are discovering one thing after another..India with its vastness,may it be dwarka or Mamallapuram amazes one !!
..thanks friend it never occured to me all these days

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மங்கை said...

CU

So ur posts are making people more inquisitve..:-))..nice

yeah..this girl was strong enough.. but my girl..was an ueducated girl.. and got married after she loosing her so called "KARPU"...and again left behind by her husband... unsuppotive family...hmmm..

anyways..good one...

vazhga Maamallan...:-)

மங்கை said...

mukkiyama vishyam

rendaavathu thadavaiyaa..chinna kathaiya pottu ..en porumaiya sothikkaama irundhathukku nandri... thodaravum...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை
udane varugai thandadirku mikka nandri.."so called Karpu"..i liked that
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை
migavum kashtamaana vishayam..manadil vaithu kolgiren(idai,Kolgiren ) eppadi venumnaalum edutthukkaam..lol
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m.flowerr said...

Wow......good one....

I am here after a long time...good going CU!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
Welcome.really long time..looks too tied down in work, is it ?
thanks for being here
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Suma said...

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

and that was a good piece of info on Mamallan

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Suma
well said Suma..its so true in real life
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Sindhu :) said...

That was a pretty good one!!

Good that Suparna continued with the kid! Would have loved to see Rajehs's expression :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sindhu :)
Welcome here & thanks for the comments..pretty interesting situation isnt it..especially for the guy !
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anits said...

very bad..rajesh had a good time with Suparna n he shud hv responsible on what had happened...guyzzzzzzz!!!!! hmmm

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
However much we wish,life is not bed of roses,unfortunately though !
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ceedy said...

Yes - had heard about the hidden temples....but never paid attention till this post...

Thanks....now I will do the same....:)

Also now since this is nostalgic...I will skim thru my files and scan those sketches and post them :)

And the mystery of such great architecture is not possible to replicate in todays time - time, money and commercialization is more important than monuments....

Compassion Unlimitted said...

I feel with change in times,commercialisation is important ,but its equally important that the finer aspects like art ,culture etc need to be cultivated ,at least among current children,otherwise life will become robotic.
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Keshi said...

yes it did...cos this happened to a very close friend of mine...

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Would you believe, if I said ,there are several such cases
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lukkydivz said...

No time for google, i trust u completely :P

poor girl, what next after jaw droppings? Rajesh left his wife for suparna? :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@lukkydivz
Thats putting ideas into his head..LOL
thanks for passing by
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Veens said...

:) awesome!!

and i googled Mamllan :))

Aaarti said...

:) Nice.... short crisp and with a zing effect at the end!!:)

how are u doing? i know its been ages since i came here....!!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Veens
Welcome Veens ..Hope google info didnt confuse you !
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Aaarti
Thanks for passing by after a long time.
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Gayatri said...

niiice!

kickass story as usual. sir, why don't you script movies or serials? (i'm quite serious)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Gayatri

Gayatriiiiiii ..Why pull my leg...lol
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Priyamvada_K said...

CU,
My heart goes out to the poor kid.

Hope all is well with you.

Priya.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priyamvada_K
Thanks ,everything is fine with me,with Gods grace..hope everything fine with you too
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Anonymous said...

The variety of themes is amazing! Pls freak out!

K Raghunathan

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Anonymous
Something to pass time ,Raghu
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Preetilata【ツ】 said...

awww.... it was so touching.
the best part is that u hv used simple conversations to describe such a sensitive and emotional issue.

kamon accho? .. sorry onek din pore elam tomar blog e. asole online khub ekta ashte pari na tai. pls kichu mone koro na. r pujo kamon katlo? ..bhalo theko :):):)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Thanks for the nice words.

Pujo theek chilo.Kothai chile pujor shomai.
aami aashchi Delhi te 30 tharik e.
Theen din thaakbo
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Keshi said...

yes..its far more common than we think it is.


Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Unfortunately though !
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Prats said...

So you bring history into thi slovely story. But i'm so glad the girl carried on and went ahead in her life....
That was a lovely way to reach out to his son too. :)

@ceedy..so you did the Mahabs, Shore temple too??? We handled that in our first measure drawing trip...and such a great time we had...sadly I have only pictures, the sheets are all circulating... :(

ceedy said...

@prats

Yes - it was part of the study tour in the second year of architecture - Madurai, Rameshwaram, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram and Kanyakumari.

I am trying to find my sketches...I only have one small photocopy in my portfolio...rest I think are at home in India :(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
Welcome Prats ..Thought you Bangalore Trio had decided to boycott my blog..How long you have been away from here..LO
Thanks ma for the nice comments,How was the hectic holiday
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
Nice you have good memories of those lovely places..Wonder if those marvels can be dovetailed into current day architecture ? I am sure it will be fascinating then
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Prats said...

Holiday was more hectic than a regulay day...but had a lot of fun so compensated ...
And I havent boycotted your blog....just been too caught up with mundane stuff and just not able to sit down for long at a stretch in front of the comp....but now hoping things will get back to normal.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
Thats nice a great holiday & back to Bangalore..Weather must be great now in Bangalore..even Chennai is getting better ..lol
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Keshi said...

come read my reply to u :)

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
sure will,its a pleasure
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Disturbed Stranger said...

Lovely!!
Beautifully written...

keep up the great work!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Disturbed Stranger
Thanks DS..First time here I guess..Pls keep passing by
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Manasa said...

Nice ending... Liked the twist..

Surname is weird, IMHO :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Manasa
Thank you Manasa for your comments & for being here..Surname intentionaly done..
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david santos said...

Good!
Congratulations!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@david santos
Thanks a lot
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SMM said...

Hey...interesting story. Glad she kept the child and did so well for herself. One woman is worth ten men :P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ SMM
Hi,Thanks for the comments..First half of it fine..second half is giving discomfort here..LOL
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Meghna said...

hehe good one. I always like it when women take bold steps like this.

Meghna said...

hey I just posted a comment, where is it! :(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Meghna
Welcome.but does it mean men are fro mars & ...
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Meghna
I have the moderator on ,since i used to get rubbish comments posted..so here, it is your nice words..thanks for being here
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anits said...

DEEPAVALI VALTHUKAL.. VAALGE VAALEMUDAN!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Mikka nandri..Ungalukkum ennudaya manamaarndha deepawali Vaazhthukkal
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Rashi said...

:) gud read !

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Rashi
Welcome & thank you Rashi
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Priya Sivan said...

Simple and crisp with a touching twist in the end :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priya Sivan
welcome.long time here,sowkyama
thanks for the nice words
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Anonymous said...

When is the next one due?

K Raghunathan

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@K Raghunathan
As always,the gears in the head havnt meshed as yet !
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Aarthi said...

Hey so cool... a haeavy subject handled very casually...might be these days it is as casual as you hav made it..Another rain drop that I enjoyed...:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
welcome ..Another raindrop..wow thats beautiful
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Arunima said...

nice story.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Arunima
Welcome & thank you Arunima
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Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

hi sir.. long time..

how are you? will read the post and comment a little later!! :)

hope you are doing fine!!
belated diwali wishes!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Welcome and Deepawali nal Vaazhthukkal..
Hows life going on.looks You have been busy. Havnt seen you around forlong time
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plush said...

hmm...maybe if she gave the kid her surname..the mammalan guy would have felt worse...eh..
:)..nice..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@plush
Thats a nice suggestion..lol
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Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Awesome link btween the story and the surname :)
How r u?> :) Romba naal achu!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Vaanga Princess,ages since you came here.
Velakki pona appuram romba busy aayitteenga pola irukku..ippo enge ,Bengaluru a ille hydrabad a ?
Training mudinjuducchaa
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jade said...

:)..nice. i wonder what he would tell his son about the surname.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@jade
Welcome jade !
Perhaps kids should start having initials ( if at all needed )from mothers name ! There can be no confusion then !!
Thanks for being here
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Vidya said...

Nice twist in the tale. I am glad that she was able to move on and away from the guy who was not that much into her enough to commit to her and make a life for herself!

Vidya

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
Welcome Vidya ,long time
Thanks for the views
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மங்கை said...

no new posts????????????????.. yyyyyyyy

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை
hmm..I too wonder...enakkum adhe KAVALAI than !!lol
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PreethZzZ said...

poor girl!! reminds me of parthalae paravasam...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PreethZzZ
Welcome PreethZzZ . Ages since you had been here.
Hmm,havent seen that movie, but I am sure there are many such cases
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Rashi said...

hibernating??

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Rashi
LOL, the climate is the reason I guess..monsoon in its full splendour !
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Lakshmi said...

thought u were going into the ancient blue blooded families of south india..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Lakshmi
Welcome Lakshmi ..Long time here
Wish I had done part of history in my blog too !!
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Aarthi said...

New Post?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Welcome...gears in the head not meshing as yet to write a post
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ceedy said...

Are you waiting for the comment count to be a certain number before writing something new ;)

How are you?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ceedy
LOL,comeon friend. Also not yet into numerology. just that, off colur.
Maybe this week..
how have you been
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Preetilata【ツ】 said...

hey CU,
kamon accho?.. kothay harale??.. kobe phire ascho?? :o

bhalo theko :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Bhalo, Thumi kemon aacho. Ekta personal problem chilo..Ekhon shob theek
Delhi eshe chilam,JNU the,tomar nombor chilno na
Bhalo theko
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Prats said...

Winter means people try and hide uner warm covers...but Chennai le...oNnu illye??? Then how come no posts off late????

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ Prats
LOL,thats a good one..story in the head not finding the moods to pen the few words..lazy bones here,even the 28 c winter of chennai has pushed me into hybernation I guess..old age you see !!
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Prats said...

huh!!! old ....??!!! thats something one cannot talk about....
have a great year ending...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
welcome again Prats .
You too have a great year ending & of course a great begining for 2009
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Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Not to be seen for a real long time?? :)