Saturday, August 08, 2009

Its been one hyper week. Recorded some songs, dubbed for another movie which I shall reveal (as usual) only at the time of its release, traveled to Bangalore and got some other equally important things done.
After driving around in Bangalore, I realize that Chennai is actually a dream with regard to traffic. You don't get stuck for hours in traffic and somehow I thought most roads are narrow there. Or perhaps its a matter of perception. There are perhaps way too many vehicles in Bangalore. But once back in Chennai I thought we had slightly broader roads. Yes, our city is not as green, but we do have our benefits. Despite all that any other city would win hands down on road discipline. We just don't have that. And I did not see so much honking. I happened to notice that its usually only the drivers in our city who have the habit of perpetually honking, driving on high beam in the city and blinding you out, all that sort of a thing, and I did not see that in Bangalore. The effects are worse on a rainy day. If only someone can catch all of them and make them sit through a compulsory eye blinding session, they would know what it feels like.
We went to the 1st year anniversary celebrations of Inbox 1305 and again was quite surprised by the simplicity of the do. Sharad Haksar, a photographer I admire and Soundarya Rajnikant were the guests of honour. The best part of the evening was a pantomime by some 15 engineering students who were mentored and trained by the super Mitran Devanesan. I wonder why such art is not supported and encouraged by all of us. Why do concerts, plays, pantomimes and suchlike always struggle to bring in the crowds? Why do people not like to spend on the ticket for such events? Honestly given the choice I perhaps would have given a pantomime a pass on any other day. But this exceptional performance as a part of the evening was quite an eye opener.
I got quite a lot of comments that nothing has been happening in this blog lately.
There are times when not too much is spoken and said. And all for a good reason. A time of incubation of sorts. Also, I have not been too moved by something latelyto write. When I do get the occasional spark, I m usually driving. In the middle of somewhere trying to get someplace. And by the time I get back I have either forgotten all about it or some things just take precedence.
For now, I am praying to God for a lot of help and working pretty hard. Hopefully things will happen in the right manner.
As for you who checks this space every once in a while, here is a wish. May you have the courage to dig out a purpose which is hidden away, work it out even it seems impossible, do every rightful thing to get it to fruition and may the Universe help you in your mission.
Take care and God bless.

28 comments:

Praveen said...

Ahh tell me about Bangalore traffic. I live here :)
Praying the Metro arrives soon.

Best wishes

Shiva S K said...

Dear Miss Chinmayi

WHAT A FANTASTIC THOUGHT AT THE END.. thank u so much for wishin me tat.. ME bein used, for it feels really personal.. I too am digging out a pupose wid all wat i hav, in dis far away land.. holding my spirits together, despite a lot of things, including my parents' thinkin tat am jus chillin out here.. And ur writing these words today.. Well as they say, thers nothin called a co incidence.. evrythin happens wid a purpose..
:-) I cant even find a metaphor to say how it feels like.. Well its like the warmest hug I've ever received in my life..

Mutharasan Ilango said...

me the first....

Hi chin... saw the pictures of inbox magazine anniversary... you and aishwary rajini look stunning... accrording to me... bangalore should not be compared with chennai coz chennai is natural and bangalore is artificial...

ragulan said...

Hi Chinmayi acca!!!
It is very nice to hear those words at the end.I really feel motivated now.:)
Thank you so much!!
BTW i am eagerly waiting for ur new tracks
tc

ராம்ஜி.யாஹூ said...

u r great as always and prudently manages the stressed workloads

prem said...

mam thank you,
hi chinmayee,
Thank you mam for the comments you have given us seeing the performance.. encouragement of these soughts will keep us driving to string better performances... we will surely come out with much more enterprising scripts like these in future...

Premkumar
Burning the blue
Mactrics

Vivek said...

Those words abt the mime on aug 8th at rain tree hotel,r really nice n encouraging for us...thank u for ur words....we believe we could gain the attention to this art soon...thanx for this support chinmayi..with all ur support we would definitely achive the mark....
hope u enjoyed the show to great extent...

Archana said...

hi :)
ur amazing :).. i used to love ur singing rite from sapthaswarangal...but then as i came to know more n more about u,i've become so addicted to u infact :) ur inspiring me to do things better :) three cheers for u...

you looked great during the inbox mag annivesery...

continue to rock.. God bless u..

archana.

Anonymous said...

wish u the same for ur good deeds.

Rakesh said...

Hi

The last five lines were awesome.

Sudh said...

Chinmayee, I heard you as one of the talented hard working upcoming singer/RJ. But after visiting this blog I see that you go through lot of dimensions and intelligent thinking as well. I am wondering how you manage your time well in thinking about different dimensions though you seemed to have caught up with so many things and travel a lot. After reading your blog, I am looking for a friend in you!! Keep up the good work of spreading your spirit.

Karthikeyan said...

I went to bangalore twice in two months for a job interview....For a 6 km travel it took one hour in auto...that much worst....Inchennai if a bus ticket is rs 2 from Adayar to gandhimandabam for example...There the same cost is rs 20 for just two stops for a single person.....Chinmayi do u like to travel in bus....

Jayamurugan said...

Wish Pokkisham movie of a great success where you have been a part of :)

Saraswathan said...

Hello Chinmayi,
I happened to see your Blog while surfing the Net and was pleasantly surprised. Your prowess at blogging is as wonderful as your singing capabilities. Keep up the good work and needless to say I would be following your blog!
R.Saraswathan
http://www.saraswathan.blogspot.com

motts said...

last line is quite nice tnx!!! all the best 4 u too!!! :-)

Sownthar said...

Want really to appreciate your thoughts maam... Of course, which may rejuvenate the thoughts of many...

senn said...

I am very sure.. Nila nee vanam song will be super hit..Your voice was amazing.. i dont have words to say.. Keep up the good work mam.. All the best for your future endeavours..

- Senthilkumar V.

jishu said...

Hi akka,
Yesterday saw u in Isaiaruvi Interview,awesome asusual....keep rocking..Nila nee vaanam,kaatru song mindblowing...!

My share of life said...

Nice to read your post after quite sometime :)
Keep in touch and take care!

Senn said...

Last couple of lines are giving way we want to live.thanks for encouraging us.These are unforgettable sentences. I wish you all the best.

பிரியமுடன்... said...

தேங்ஸ்.... Nantri For Final touching. Good finishing(beginning)! Take care and God bless u too....Bye

Raghu said...

Hi Chinmayi,

My comment is not related to this article. I am requesting you to post this in your blog, since there are lot of visitor to your blog.This is related to
Ayurveda fights against H1N1 virus!!! I am follower of your twitter and I see ur post related to 4 yr old kid died. A small piece of info related to that.

http://www.behindindia.com/india-news-stories/aug-09-03/h1n1-virus-13-08-09.html

Since I don't know your email id. I am posting it here.

Thansk in advance.

Regards
Raghu

Anonymous said...

If celebs of your status can come together and resolve to make health in this country a non-commercial venture and ensure every Indian, irrespective of his financial abilities, gets the best of medical attention without being driven pillar to post with private and government options, then it will be a great contribution to this country.
Yes over population is a problem. The very population has proven a blessing in disguise in many occasions of our nation's progress.

harish said...

the reason for number of traffic chaos might be due to the lack of rail system as we have in Chennai,they all are depend only on the roads akka...

harish said...

hi akka tis is harish,how r u i like ur voice very much i have also met u once in chennai airport with my cousin sister sowmya mahadevan

Gnanam said...

Hi chinmayi,

I recently heard your song "Kulathil Mudhal Kallai" from Madurai Sambhavam . Super !!!! No words to describe.

Thanks
Gnanam

AshWin said...

Much goes to our Cops who are 200 % better than their Bengaluru ( u gotta Wrong ..) counterparts in manning traffic , and Chennai is not as cosmo as Bangalore.

As far as the Pantomimes and plays go..we need more Marketing gimmick in that. perhaps IT companies giving some pass tickets..... Bangalore- Rangashankara scores a lot in that ..

Balu said...

hi Chin, i happen to hear ur "Vaaraayo" song from Aadhavan, a GOOD melody from u again.... Thanks to Harris & U.