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The Proovidence of Yuuthu

February 10, 2010

Last month, on a chilly Bangalore night, Mr. AC and I were enjoying a cup of kattan chaya (Black Tea) in our favorite haunt, a mallu thattukada in Indira Nagar.

My association with this jango started very long back when we used to attend Mr. GP Sir’s Physics short term batch tuition classes in Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam.

Flashback to circa 2000

In our noble endeavor to master 12th standard CBSE Physics, many of us had joined the famous GP Sir’s short term batch (classes opposite Manorama junction) where we had to cram up a year of physics in just 3 months during our summer vacation. At grandfather’s insistence, I had joined the morning batch from 6 to 9 every single day coz as per him that was the best time to galvanize the grey cells into action.

The only problem was that the grey cells were not that ready to galvanize into action when they were subjected to the famous Kirchhoff’s laws and profound knowledge of the cyclotron in that particular time slot.

In that first week of tuition, as my mind kept flirting between that conscious state and the unknown, I found another person sharing a similar dilemma on the last bench. Even though we were from traditionally rival schools, we bonded over this common conundrum.

Suddenly he said, “Ayitte, namukku chaya adichittu varam”. (Ajit, let us go drink some tea).

That was a brilliant idea and we quietly left the room without GP Sir noticing us for a much needed break.

I ended up getting 98 in physics but that is totally irrelevant now.

Flashback to circa 2001:

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this same dude on the first day in my engineering college. We bonded some more when we had to perform freestyle swimming on the hard cold concrete floor in college when we got ragged for the first time in college. We bonded some more when we had to perform the Mexx salute (when asked by seniors) in college and we bonded even more when we had to endure Professor Tundu Rajan’s (Bit paper 😛 Rajan) basic mechanical engineering class and our friendship has only grown since.

Okay, now back to the story:

Suddenly we spot a couple walking hand in hand, totally oblivious to the world.

AC: Dai, avannu njerippayittu pogunnathu kanda” (Dai, do you see that guy walking in superb form).

OG: Athe machu” (Yes dude).

AC: Aa pattida time annu aliyaaa” (Dude, it is that dog’s time).

We were quiet for a minute as the couple disappeared into oblivion. After a few more sips of his kattan chaya, he continued:

AC: Dai, remember the time in our tuition class, when X managed to fall in love with our friend Y”.

OG: Yup”.

AC: Do you remember that you said the same thing; the exact same thing back then?”

OG: hahahahahaha”.

AC: Also remember the countless times in college and after; we have repeated this exact same line?”

OG:Satyam Aliyaaa” (So true dude).

AC: Actually nothing much has changed for us in the last 10 years”.

As we continued to drink our kattan in this newly highly enlightened/disturbed state, AC said, “Bhagyathinnu nyaan oru Indian annu” (Thankfully I am an Indian).

OG: Athu kondu?” (So what?)

AC: Dai, arranged marriage ennu parayunna sambavam ellengil, namallu okke o&*^ thuppi poyenne” (If we did not have this thing called arranged marriage, we would all have had no hope).

I still do not know if it was the full moon or the caffeine in his kattan which stimulated his perennially dormant grey cells into action which spurred him on to say such a thing; but this was probably the wisest thing he has ever said in ten years.

Now that was pure logic that I could not disagree with……………………..

50 Comments leave one →
  1. Swaram permalink
    February 10, 2010 6:44 am

    OG: 😛

    • February 10, 2010 6:48 am



      The Proovidencu ofu the disappointedu commentoru

      😥 😥

      *churake rank meraaaaaa…..goriya chali….
      mujhe kya pataa….. kahan swaroo chali….
      pagal hui…dewaani hui…
      kaisi yeh comment racing ki lagi…..
      churake rank mera……*

    • February 10, 2010 6:58 am


  2. February 10, 2010 6:45 am


    The Proovidencu ofu thu firstu commentoru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OG: nope 😛 😛 😛

    • February 10, 2010 6:59 am

      Ta da .. me the first 😀 😀

      • February 10, 2010 7:40 am

        *unconsolable crafty drags feet and walks away*

        😐 😦 😥

        why is there no emoticon for crying while stomping feet?

        • February 14, 2010 8:13 pm

          haha! WP should invent emoticons just for you Crafty! 😀 you will make em slog forever !! the sheer number of em that you have !!
          muah! 😀

  3. February 10, 2010 6:49 am

    i lost time filling the comment form fields……stoooopid pc…. erased history

    OG: grow up you kiddo 😛

  4. February 10, 2010 6:51 am

    ROFL Dude, it is that dog’s time …englishilayapol athinte aaa panchanghu poyi 😀
    OG: satyam aliyaaaaaaaa!
    Ohh aliya ,CET students are loosing there name now a days.Last year a set of hostel inmates got beaten up by public for not so good reason.
    OG: you mean, they are living up to the name of our college??? 😛 ROFL……… kalippus happen…….

    • February 10, 2010 7:53 am

      Ohh aliya, when i wanna abuse someone in English…not getting proper wordings for pahh pulle , pahh poomaname and all 😦
      OG: dont abuse dude 😛 it is wrong to abuse 😛
      satyam aliya kalipillathe enthu CIT (as laletan told , ningalillathe enta akhosham 😀 )
      OG: classic!!!!!!!!!

  5. February 10, 2010 7:31 am

    Congrats on scoring 98 btw 😛 😛 😛
    OG: ROFL 😛 to something insignificant which happened 10 years back??? but thanks 😛

    • February 10, 2010 7:36 am

      ya ya Swaroo… such a brag this EOG is, he had to show off! 😛

      *crafty tries yet again to wipe the memory of her physics paper with enuff red marks to stop a train*
      OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

      • February 10, 2010 9:56 am

        Exactly .. he put it there and nw says its insignificant 😉 😉
        OG: hehehehehehhe 😛

    • February 10, 2010 7:42 am

      something insignificant which happened 10 years back???

      oooh…this modesty of EOG will take my life someday…..
      OG: someone do it please!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. February 10, 2010 8:45 am

    Unless you start dancing at clubs instead if drinking Coke, your time will not come…
    OG: I know bones, I know! 😛

    • February 14, 2010 8:15 pm

      good point Bones 😀 listen carefully Apoopan 😛
      OG: listening is no good 😛

  7. February 10, 2010 1:11 pm

    You joined a coching class and my God, scored 98 in Physics. Not bad at all !!!
    OG: thanks 😛
    And thanks for all the malayalam translations – made me laugh thru the ultimate funny conversations with ur frnd.
    OG: hehehehehehe
    I want to visit one thattukada !!!! But I dont like kattan chaya !!! 🙂
    OG: you dont like kattan???? Sheshu!!!
    Such gyaan, eh ???? And that too abt arranged marraige, sitting in the US of A ???? Why does your posts and comments make me think that you’ll be back in India soon, to get married ????? 😉
    OG: will not happen any time soon 😛

  8. February 10, 2010 1:13 pm

    98 in physics 😯 😯
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  9. kanagu permalink
    February 10, 2010 2:48 pm

    MAchi… truly its the wisest thing ever said… what will happen if such thing is not there in India??? 😀 😀

    surely your friends rocks… 🙂 🙂
    OG: they do machi!!!!!!!!! 😛

  10. February 10, 2010 5:56 pm

    ‘Dai, arranged marriage ennu parayunna sambavam ellengil, namallu okke o&*^ thuppi poyenne’ -That I am sure, lots of people would whole heartedly agree with 🙂

    And is that a hint, OG? You did mention that your mom reads your blog, right 😉
    OG: no hint here 😛 I have already presented my “terms and conditions” to mom 😛 she knows my views on this 😛
    And 98% – wow!!! So all those classes helped after all 🙂
    OG: they apparently did 😛

    • February 14, 2010 8:17 pm

      it eez a blatant hint…Aunty are you reading this?
      OG: she will 😛
      OG’s in a dilemna 😀 please get him married ASAP and err do send invitations to all of us (want to enjoy his plight) :mrgreen:
      OG: yeah yeah, say what you want 😛 😛

  11. February 11, 2010 8:18 am

    u got 98 in physics… !!!!!! I have never seen the territory beyond the 60’s in my whole career… sigh… !
    OG: hahahaha 😛 hope your son is doing better 😛

    • February 12, 2010 5:49 am

      I swear!! 98 in physics!! 😯
      if i didnt know u better, i’d say u’re showing off!!! 😛 😛 LOL
      OG: hhahahahaha 😛

      • February 12, 2010 6:24 pm

        He is showing off. Nanmillathe OG! Che!
        OG: Heyyy!!!!!! I am supposed to be a modest guy 😉

    • February 14, 2010 8:19 pm

      Dhiren?You are here? To Sigh? 😛
      no! join your sis in making OG (mathematics lover *shudder* and physics lover *double shudder* ) keep quiet about marks 😀
      OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!! you poor guys………………… 😛

  12. February 11, 2010 9:49 am

    Oh Gawd…that was hilarious…poor guys…I think you underestimate yourselves!! And u got 98? Wow!! Out of 200?
    OG: nope, we dont underestimate yourselves, we are just pragmatic 😛 and yes, it was 98/100 😛 😛 😛

    • February 14, 2010 8:07 pm

      hehe! yeah out of 200 is right Pal! 😀
      OG: You academically challenged aunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      @Solilo @Ash he IS showing off! poor me who is a dud at maths AND science might I add…and what does OG do?
      mention his marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😥
      OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 I was being modest you know 😛 I also got a 98 in maths 😛

      Dhiren where are you?

  13. February 11, 2010 5:06 pm

    well hope you find someone on your own 🙂
    OG: same to u dude 😛

  14. February 12, 2010 5:52 am

    A post based on that single comment … 🙂 hmm… nicely constructed though.
    and u’ve told me this comment before also…
    OG: we all say this 😛 😛
    Dont worry… Ms Z-inte time aduthu varunundu!! 😉 U sound all ready n waiting for her already!! 😀 😀 😀
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛
    P.S.: If Vimmuuu saw this, ninte adappu ooriyene by pulling ur leg so much!!!
    OG: his “adappu” is already oorified 😛 😛

  15. February 12, 2010 12:16 pm


    it takes a kattan chaya to make philosophers out of pretty regular mallus.
    OG: hahahaha 😛 yes!!!!!
    off topic: where exactly in Indiranagar is this mallu thattukada?
    OG: I dont remember the street name, but it is on the road opp to CCD in indiranagar….. a proper mallu mess/thattukada which is above a bengali restaurent

  16. February 12, 2010 6:21 pm

    Da pinneyum GP, OC, AC, DC
    OG: I cant mention names u know 😛

  17. February 12, 2010 6:22 pm

    Malayalam dialogues English translation ayappol Priyadarshante Hindi films pole undu. Hahaha
    OG: I know!!!!!!!! but had to include those as well for the general public 😛

  18. February 12, 2010 6:23 pm

    Your friends, rt? It is the full moon. Definitely the full moon. 👿
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  19. February 13, 2010 9:40 am

    i love kattan chaya… bt it never brought out my philosophical side… maybe it works on guys with lungis only… 😉 😀 😀 😛
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! maybe 😛 😛 a nice thought 😛

  20. February 14, 2010 8:04 pm

    I ended up getting 98 in physics but that is totally irrelevant now yeah right! 😛 😛
    I SO believe you OG!

    and more 😛 😛 😛
    I got ..I got ..I got 99 in…Crafts …go beat THAT! 😛

    PS:- did I mention this was in KG? :mrgreen:
    OG: you academically challenged aunt, what do I say 😛 except that you have a great memory 😛

  21. February 14, 2010 8:10 pm

    okie as I read now (ignoring all the ‘marks’ bit 😛 ) tell me what is the Mexx salute? 😯
    OG: sorry 😛 😛 😛 cannot be explained on this public forum 😛 😛 😛

    • February 17, 2010 12:05 pm

      what? not on a public forum? 😳 err ermmm okay 😛

  22. February 14, 2010 8:21 pm

    (If we did not have this thing called arranged marriage, we would all have had no hope).

    OG is agreeing with this? 😀 your bachelor days are numbered my friend..

    .sniff!sniff! something is in the air! for sure!
    and its not one of your dishes! 😛
    OG: we will see :mrgreen: it is your turn first 😛 😛 😛

    • February 16, 2010 6:49 pm

      Dear Apoopan ,
      IF YOU DONT REPLY (and by that I mean ASAP) I will PERSONALLY COME AND KILL YOU 😛 😛 😛

      bloodthirsty Indy 👿
      OG: phew, replied!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛

      • February 17, 2010 2:03 am

        Ahem…is that Indy or Count Vimmula?

        If you turned into a Dracula like Vimmooose then I side with my bro OG. Yo bro!
        OG: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! you on my side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers sols!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛

        • February 17, 2010 12:02 pm

          hehe! that is a war tactic OG 😛 Sols has a plan up her sleeve..errr right Sols? 😀

      • February 17, 2010 12:03 pm

        Thank you for replying Apoopan 😛

  23. Wanderer permalink
    February 15, 2010 11:15 am

    Hi! I really enjoyed this post for 2 reasons:
    1.It was funny and true 🙂
    2. Brought back my Bangalore, particularly Indiranagar days
    Keep writing and rocking 🙂
    OG: hey thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. March 12, 2010 6:58 am


    “freestyle swimming on the hard cold concrete floor in college” got me cracking somehow no once noticed !!

    Uve got 98? I got 90!

  25. Rajani Ram permalink
    September 26, 2011 7:25 pm

    God!… 98 in physics…. good lord! … but funny convo…. so did u friend get married yet? and wat about u? after all the gyaan… I am curious to know how much has it changed u?… 🙂 🙂
    OG: haha! nope he is single and so am I 🙂

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