Wednesday, December 14, 2005

MANNVAASANAI


Who doesn't like the smell of wet earth just after rain has finally kissed the ground? There is no known form of resistance to maNNvaasanai stirring one's intrinsic emotions!

In my new house, I wake up to maNNvaasanai every morning. The urchins in the colony choose a well padded area right outside my window to unwind their forces of nature. I have made a signboard in the regional language that reads "Only dogs may urinate here" and will stick it on the wall tonight.

A sight that disturbed me today was that of a foreigner, dressed in beach shirt and shorts, spraying his holy water on the wall of a building on a major road.

I know that Indians, who do all kinds of nonsense here, go to a country like Singapore and follow their rules on the road, cleanliness and so on. So I guess that the foreigner is only returning the favour.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is following the saying 'Be a roman while in rome' ;)

mannvaasani- i like it too

Jayan said...

Hope these are not the after-effects of watching Shreya in Mazhai !!!

யாத்திரீகன் said...

machi.. maNNvaasanai-ku equivalent englibis vaarthai ethuvum irukaa ?! i know that each and every word cant be translated.. but just curiosly searching it since my school days ;-)

indha vishayathula namaalungala korai solrathey fashion-aa pochu appu...

sari.. anga anga.. olunga public toilets kativachu olunga maintain panna yaaruku thaan road-la poganumnu aasai.. nammalunga seirathu thaputhaen.. aana... athu yaen nadakuthunu paathu.. athai sari paduthaathavungalai athai vida athikama vimarsikanumla... ennapu..sarithana..

-
செந்தில்/Senthil

sathya said...

I agree with senthil...wat u told is 100% true...more public privys shud be build in most crowded places and need to be maintained properly...government have to give importance to these things..
Thats why most of the foreign countries are more clean and well developed...

vasanthi said...

Regional language na kannada is it? okay I had posted a comment yesterday-saying eppadi ungazhukku matthum indha maadhiri ellam kannukku padudhunu-I dont see it today.

Fathima said...

How will they b able to read the signboard in the night? I presume it is a darkplace or a dark corner.

Jeevan said...

the government should put a stright Rules to control this people.

Anoop Sundaram said...

unless some Rules are enforced ppl dont take it too seriously...... jus rules also wont help coz i feel indian government is lacking ppl to enforce them... wonder why cant they put ppl who are claiming themselves jobless for all these kinda stuff like ensuring ppl dont litter on the road....... and they follow traffic rules... etc etc..........!!

Sneha Acharya said...

idhu romba yugamaaga indiavukku vidapatta saabham!

Paavai said...

in chennai there used to be a maid walking with a stick and give two whacks to anyone who is spreading mann vasanai

Srinivasan said...

According to me, Kanda edathula choo choo pannravangalukkum, dogs-ukkum endha difference-um illa.. :-)

Namma makkalukku indha oru attitude irukkara varaikkum, evlothaan developments vandhaalum no use..Pudhusaa oru wall engayaachum public place-la kattidakoodaadhu..Adhukku poster-a vechu dress poatu, vethalai, pan vechu make-up poatu final-a choochoo kulaiyalum nadathinaathaan trupthi..Oru kumbaabishgam nadathina trupthi :-D

revatechnic said...

hmm.. well the indian national in singapore don't spray their holy water in walls here. Thank god for that.
But there is the occasional spitting of betel leaves. So they do their art on the walls.

pallavi said...

LOLOL I guess.. its a case of in India do as the indians do...

Random Access said...

Dei how dare u insult the Indians in Singapore. We never forget our "culture" wherever we go! You should come and take a look to really understand.

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

Marutham said...

LOL!! Indians who live in SP(sgpre), inga vandha toilet'la mattum dhaan UCHA povaanga. ( I think...) Better to TAG the people as UCHARDS. They stick to the wall like lizARDS and make UCHaa......
Next time u see a UCHARD... imagine him in lizard suit :P.
But so sad that it happens near your house...

Marutham said...
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Marutham said...

I have heard people say"Aathramum avasaramum avan avanuku vandha dhaan puriyum"
Last weekend i saw a a man (UCHARD). Kudumbathoda vandhu UCHARD vela panaarupa!!!!! Paavam avarum evlodhaan poruthupaar?? There must be more NEAT public toilets built. Govmt,Than spending money to buy TILES(You may see at places away from TBRM,MM magar,Chenglpet) for bus stops,which is absolutely of no USE.. they cud have buit a PT at every stop.

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