Monday, September 19, 2005

AN ORANGE BY ANY OTHER NAME


Orange is the colour I relate to when I'm happy. Orange is the colour that soothes me when I'm sad. I see orange in sunrise. I see orange in sunset. There is a zing about orange that gives my heart a little hug, my senses a little squeeze, and my thoughts a little tang!

I have a room back home that's painted light orange ('cos we couldn't afford the bright Asian paints orange!), shirts that have atleast a streak of orange, and everyday items that have orange somewhere in them! Love orange fruit and orange juice!
I'm probably the only guy in the world who eats "Orange Delight" icecream in Milky Way! I have been a faithful subscriber of Hutch for the past 3 years because of their "orange" image :-)

Here are some of the names I considered for this blog prior to "Orange Juice...":

- A Photogenic Mind
- Butt Seriously...
- Snapshots from Within
- Chicken Fried Rice

Then I decided that if my blog should reflect me, it should wear orange, both in design and in name. Then came:

- Orange World
- Orange Mania
- Orange Spectrum

And suddenly my eyes fell upon 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'. I've liked some stories from that book series, but only when it did not get sickeningly sweet! I felt those books were almost fairy tales sometimes. And then I thought up "Orange Juice for the Soul". Just the kind of drink when you're down to cheer you up, sweet yet tangy, and also the best drink to party!

And it's great for vegetarians and non-alcoholics too! :-)

P.S: If you are crazy about orange too, do check out Merino's blog I would call her blog a celebration of orange! :-)

23 comments:

Saravana Kumar said...

Dude after looking at your blog heading for the first time, I thought Orange juice for the soul is much better name than Chicken soup for the soul.

padma said...

Anna..You missed out your Orange color soap in the list! ;)

Vinesh said...

@Saravana Kumar: Hehe, thanks buddy :-)

@Padma: Which one? Lifebuoy orange or the one I was using before - KIDS ORANGE - Fruit Flavour...Haha!! :-D

Random Access said...

Thaleeva..Pirandha naal nal vaazhthukkal.

Orange is also one of only three words that dont rhyme in Englipiss. Juz to wish u "orange"inally.

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

Vikram H said...

The good ol' orange couldn't have asked for a more ardent devotee than thou!

You've made me thirst for a pitcher of orange juice at this time of the night! :-/...Being a fruit-fanatic, i must sincerely say that Orange juice is among the best out there! :)

Me said...

i do like orange but not a big fan like u ......

Somu said...

Now it makes sense. I wondered what the Orange juice was all about...

Seriously "Butt seriously" brought out a chuckle from me ! lol ! That wud have been a cool one too !

Anoop Sundaram said...

:-)) Hey thanks for ur Onam wishes... and Happy (B'lated?) birthday wishes to you!! Have an orange filled day......

Vidya said...

Orange....brings a huge smile to my face :-)

Ravi said...

Mmmm... interesting read again Vinesh! So you must be liking Kanakaambaram poo, papaya, kesari (sweet), jaangiri, masoori paruppu too ;-)

Well, on the 'technical' front, just curious to know if you have the details. As you know, the colour orange originated from the colour of the fruit orange. Saw in a pattimandram and in a couple of jokes in movies that the word 'Orange' actually originated from Tamizh. The logic behind arriving at this name goes like this : When you cut open an orange, (in most cases) you have 6 pulp chunks (solai) on one side and 5 on the other. Hence the name - aaru(6) anju(5). But I am not able to ascertain if this is true!

G3 said...

the blog title made me wonder why it is so ... didnt think it will have a link to chicken soup. nice!

vivekanand said...

dude, happy birthday...

sukhanya said...

i have read chicken soup for soul tooo. I prefer "MaNASey RELax" pls ... to that...

I like the orange fruit too though I always get cold with cold orange juice.

tata
sukku

Vinesh said...

@Random Access: Thanks buddy. What are the other two words? :-)

@Vikram: Moral of the Story - Always stock orange juice in your fridge :-)

@Me: Oh, ok. What's your favourite colour?

@Somu: I liked that one too. But when I was starting out, I didn't want to offend anybody, and also didn't want my blog listed in the "wrong" directories, hehe :-)

@Anoop: No buddy, your wishes are right on time :-)

Vinesh said...

@Anoop; Thanks for your wishes :-)

@Vidya: Does that to me too :-) DO you have any special reason? :-)

@Ravi: Thanks for the historical background. Somehow I am unable to buy the aaranju story :-) Good derivation though. I have never checked if it actually cuts open into 5 pieces and 6 pieces :-)

@Gayathri: Have you read Chicken Soup?

@Vivekanand: Thanks da Vega! :-)

@Sukku: It actually is a good cure for cold...Vitamin C :-) Just don't drink it tooo chilled :-)

Rose said...

One more thing missed in the list is Vitamin C tablets(Orange)-Birthday Gift from your mom.

Vinesh said...

@Rosie: Thanks for reminding me that Rosie.. How could I forget that :-)

Orange Fronkey said...

Hello my fellow Orange buddy :).

Thank you for mentioning me in your blog... I feel very special :).

And happy belated birthday... Hope your birthday was as special as you!

We Orange lovers should be out there painting the world orange... what do you think?!

Hey few days ago I bought peacock plumes so I can use them in my photography... Guess what? I also bought a batch of orange dyed peacock plume. its soooo beautiful!!!

Have a great one :) *hugs*

Srinivasan said...

Have a "Orange"ful life forever!! :D

Sorry, I am very late to comment but was out of station for 4 days :)

Vinesh said...

@Merino: The pleasure is mine, o partner-in-orange! :-)

Hey Merino, why don't you send me an orange peacock plume? :-)

@Srinivasan: On vacation, buddy? :-)

DaldaDappa and Proud said...

LOL... great one! Soo much meaning behind such a seemingly small thing!

Srinivasan said...

Yup..went to my native place and stayed in Chennai for 2 days :)

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