Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Look Amma, I am joining the Hindu


Amma has seldom felt proud of me and my little achievements. Though I did do well for myself in school and college, it was always overshadowed by the bigger achievements in the family.

I have been happy with this arrangement. Unlike T Anna, I am not burdened with unrealistic expectations at least.

Appa was faintly indulgent towards my desire to be a journalist. Amma was a bit worried. Is this what Asal Tamizh Penn’s do, she wondered. But she had taken a special fondness for the super fake and immensely irritating Barkha Dutt and so she did have visions that I might also hug children who have been victims of an earthquake and look tragically into the camera.

But I have done better for myself. I am going to be working for – The Hindu. I start work from next week. I will meet insanely boring Iyengar men. But for once, Amma is happy. And inspite of myself, I can’t help the warm fuzzy feeling that parental appreciation leaves you with.

10 comments:

the wannabe indian punkster said...

Such tamil gloriousness cannot go unnoticed. This blog is lovely.

neha vish said...

A woman after my own Tamizh heart.

Primalsoup said...

I already love your Blog! Please keep posting.

anantha said...

Orey, the Thamizh lous already. The sisterhood admits another member into their fold, it appears. But a worth addition only, it seems, to a neutral bystander.

Asal Tamil Penn said...

Ellorkum nandree.

suman kumar said...

Immensely boring Iyengar men! Konnuduven!

Asal Tamil Penn said...

@Suman Kumar: Kaakaikum tan kunju pon kunju.

Anonymous said...

I will meet insanely boring Iyengar men
For that alone, this Blog is fantastic!

AM I A HINDU? said...

I will meet insanely boring Iyengar men

That is a very funny line. Hope you finally met a lot of men with very high sense of humor.

Our Bharat is the only place people can use the word NO and make a statement out of that like ..."no ......nnno....nononono...nonnoooo" , specially when people want to deny us something.

Badri said...

Actually, iyer girs are butt ugly.
So, Iyengar guys pretend to be boring just to get rid of them:))