Thursday, September 27, 2007

Happened to go to MGR Janaki college for the valedictory function. And it rained ice :) Hailstorm they say, But I am not sure of the terminology. Nice looking pebble shaped ice and it was great fun to see them and more or less the people at the college went berserk and used it as an excuse to get drenched in the rain. And oh getting drenched in a hailstorm kinda hurt. Then was wondering what would have happened to the car. Being pelted and all. And this is not a new thing apparently. My mom has seen it as a child and so has my neighbour. Anyway once the downpour was through the event went by very well. It feels nice when you are being cheered. And today I happened to sing a few of my songs as a medley and its an awesome feeling when the audience sings along. With utmost gratitude at that moment for the people because of whom I am a singer, I also was grateful for the fact that there are people who like me for my singing. And that the rasika makes a performer.
Though I have read 'Living with the Himalayan Masters' before, reading it once again gives a whole new dimension. A whole new experience. Some answers. But still more questions. Wonder what stillness feels like.

17 comments:

Weekend Warrior said...

That's very interesting.. Hail in Chennai !! Usually, most of the cloud layer has to be below freezing, I suppose for hails to form.

Parthi said...

is the tamil word aalangatti malai? like the famous thenali song...

Anonymous said...

Exactly... as you said, "Some answers; But still more questions".

By the way, your dubbing for "satham podathey" was specially mentioned and complimented by Suhashini ma'am in her review show. Congrats :)

Selvam said...

The car exterior panels are designed not to permanently deform due to hail storm. It, indeed, is rare for Chennai to get a hail storm.

Anonymous said...

Srivathsan..

try reading "autobiography of a yogi"..gives some more answers

Latha said...

Have you read "Many Lives, Many Masters" by Dr.Brian Weiss? You would get some answers and offcourse lot more questions :D

praveen said...

hi...I saw satham podathey....its good...ur voice perfectly matches padmapriya.....
keep rocking... :D

Anonymous said...

Living with the Himalayan Masters is good book, quite inspiring. I heard that our Guru (Sri Sri Ravishankar) recommends Autobiography of a Yogi (AoaY) higher than Swami Rama. Of course, the latter also gives a lot of knowledge but anyway, AoaY is one of the best & probly simpler & better. Similarly, its advisable to read all Osho´s books only upto 1978.

cheers,
kaushik

நாகை சிவா said...

Hailstorm in chennai... aahaa miss panitom pola irrukey....

//I have read 'Living with the Himalayan Masters' before, reading it once again gives a whole new dimension. A whole new experience. Some answers. But still more questions. Wonder what stillness feels like.//

I heard the same from one of my friend. Wish to read that... :)

PurpleHeart said...

So it's called Hailstorm ?And it happened in CHENNAI ???? Miracles, huh ? Good :)

Anonymous said...

Hailstorm in Chennai? Surprise :)

Aruthi

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

I was also in for a complete schok when I heard about the ice rain.. But never got to enjoy it :(

san said...

living with a himalayan masters is a fasctinating book i agree but read this book ' autobiography of a yogi',you'd perhaps like it more

Ananth said...

Well for the 'singer' Chinmayi, all I have to say is that in the field of cinema music,
"Ye devi varamu neevo...."

Vijay Anand said...

I believe its just "hail". Hailstorm is when all these icepellets are flying at you at enormous speeds and a storm is combined with it. In tamil, what they would say as "Pani Puyal". But then the same would apply for an icestorm as well.

I am personally a little scared for chennai's drastic climate changes... why is it raining right now? :|

Vivek said...

Hey Chinmayyi

Why there are no posts from you these days? Busy with concerts?

Vivek

Anuradha said...

Hailstorm in Chennai!!!

And people complain about Chennai's climate....