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One of the nice things that happen during going for walking with Paranthaman in the Mentone beach is the conversation between us. Thankfully we both share similar thinking in many things that make the conversing breezier. We both long for the simplicity in the life and how the simple life back in our school days had lot of goodness inherited but implicit, not much people realised its inner strengths. Last time we had this conversation which was triggered by one of the "Neeya Naana's topic on alcoholism. It seems that one of the reason cited for people indulging in alcoholism is the lack of avenues for a healthy time pass.

Today I rediscovered a fact.... only if you are in a financially secure space you'll be able to have a control over your professional life. If you are particular about the kind of work you want to do, you definitely need a financial stability to step out of the work you don't enjoy. For a brief period I enjoyed this "in a position to choose". I didn't enjoy the support projects so I quitted and passionately trained the students, when got an opportunity got into implementation. But today I felt the pain of being stuck in the rut but couldn't do anything to get out of it. Had I got that financial stability I would have told the client "Sorry, I am not comfortable. God bless you" and walked out.

என்ன தான் மெல்போர்ன் வாழ்க்கை நவீன (சொகுசு அல்ல) வாழ்க்கை என்று சொல்லிக்கொண்டாலும் நான் கோவையில் வாழ்ந்த அந்த குறுகிய நாட்களில் கிடைத்த நிம்மதியும், சந்தோஷமும் என்னை வாட்டிக்கொண்டு தான் இருக்கிறது. நாய் வாலை நிமிர்த்தமுடியாது. அதுபோல எங்கே போனாலும் என்னால் கோவையை மறக்கமுடியாது.,


Today when I was travelling from Ashok Nagar to Ascendas IT Park, Taramani, I happened to see the DMK flags all over the path, speakers blurring songs praising M. Karunanidhi, the former CM of Tamilnadu. I learnt that it was his 89th Birthday and thats the reason for all these hullaboo. I was really surprised to see his 'followers' literally worshipping this octagenarian. Ideally speaking, this man must be grateful to all these people who still follow him. What do I mean by 'still'?

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