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I love travelling... infact I wish that I have my feet at every inch of land in the world. That is one reason when I get lost while travelling, I don't feel bad. Instead I feel that "had not this happened, I wouldn't have come to this street, village or road". Very few people understand that craziness. I am a happy traveller but I am most happy when I travel alone.

My niece Dhanya had recently acted in a short film of Girish Sreenivas (http://girishsj.wordpress.com), my brother-in-law Bala's friend. This 6 minute short film is about the importance of speaking one's mother tongue properly. I could see that all the culture conscious art works - Short films, stories are coming from the NRI diaspora only. We, back in India, are busy in aping the west, giving justifications to all the misbehaviours in the name of "modernisation", but I personally had seen the NRIs taking their language, art forms (dance, music and drawings) seriously.

36 வயதினிலே படத்தில் வந்த - நாலு கழுதை வயசானா எல்லாமே போச்சா.. நாப்பதுக்கு மேலே உன் வாழ்க்கை ஓடாத வாட்சா? "என்ற பாடல் எனக்குள் எப்போதும் ஓடிக்கொண்டிருக்கும். சமீபத்தில் ஒரு உளவியல் பதிவை படித்தபோது மிகவும் சுவாரசியமாக இருந்ததால் அதை குறித்து மேலும் பல பதிவுகளை தேடினேன். அதில் உங்கள் நடவடிக்கைகளில் கீழ்கண்டவை இருக்கிறதா என்று ஒரு 35 நடவடிக்கைகளை சொல்லியிருந்தார்கள். அவற்றில் சில எனக்கு பொருந்தியிருந்தது. வாழ்த்துக்கள்! நான் தற்போது நடுத்தர வயது குழப்பத்தில் (midlife crisis)இருக்கிறேன்.

Things are completely or diamterically opposite for me here in Melbourne especially in the job front. In India I used to get tonnes of calls from the recruiters and I used to have a tough time in refusing them, whereas here I am running after the recruiters and they are not even giving an audience. Similarly I was often complimented for my resume back in India and the general comment I used to receive was "Your CV gives the story / image of you". Here I am not getting any interview calls, which makes me wonder whether the problem is with my CV or I am being subjected to some kinda racism.

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