Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Not much to comment. Guru turned out to be a great movie where brilliance of both Maniratnam and Abishek reached the pinnacle. we went there for the night show of the first day with the sponsor being senior senthilkumaran. Maniratnam's fame had brought in a large crowd and we were able to get the ticket as we went there before one hour. Guru lived up to our hopes. The story takes you back by around 40 years and is about the ordeals of a businessman with great dreams. Though songs come with the best blend of ARR and Vairamuthu not all songs please our ears. A tamil movie with the same story and tamil hero and heroine would be a sure hit. Overall the movie is a little fast paced and looks like a competitor for the top slots.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Second Expedition

This time we were off to alagarkovil a hill resort which derives a lot of historical significance from Kalazhagar temple and Palamudhirchozhai temple of Lord Muruga. It was the usual 6 with the additions being Shanoof and two guys from Information Technology department, Sukumar and Seenivasan. This time the trip was not as  interesting and difficult as the previous one to TPK hills. Our intention was to keep away from the normal path as far as possible but we were forced to stick on to the original path. The reason being almost all reachable parts were polluted and the smell emanating was little more than nauseating. Alagarkovil has turned into a perfect example of a place where man has used his full power to pollute to the greatest extent possible. We still managed to explore the places that have escaped from humans and look a little better. This time i had the camera with me and we managed to take a lot of pictures. The walk to the top of the hill turned out to be a long one as we almost stopped at every small shop in the road and  were taking snaps at almost every location possible. Finally we returned back at around 4 and made the next stop at eco park. Eco park looks good with green grasses everywhere and natural and artificail trees adding some more beauty. Finally returned home after the long trip to catch a long undisturbed sleep. Yet upload the photos. Will upload and post the status.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Trek To TPK Hills.

It was a scorcher and it looked like the sun was trying with all its might to stop us. But we went on without minding the sun, fueled by the sudden enthusiasm that we acquired after we entered the final semester. The plan was to climb Thiruparankundram hills and explore a bit of it. It turned out to be an unforgettable experience. At first climbing the steps turned out to be a breath taking task. After that climbing the hills and rocks did not burn much of the calories though they looked a lot dangerous. In the begining the hills were not steep but as we climbed higher and higher it became an arduous task. But we never felt tired, and reached even those spots that were a lot steeper. Looked like we scaled every reachable point in the hill. The view of the city from the hill top was panoramic. We could see half of Madurai from the hill top. Thought there was a path with well built steps the shortcuts through the bushes and rocks were more inviting. The trek would have lost its luster if not for Vanniaperumal's Nokia N73 with 3.2 megapixel camera. We were able to take some good snaps with that. The best snap being the one showing Mr.Musi attempting a free fall dive into the rocks. Fortunately he escaped unscathed, though his jeans suffered some injury. If some misadventures like those are not taken into account, it could be called a great experience. It is a place in Madurai where u could isolate yourself from the maddening crowd and enjoy sometime with your friends. After spending about two hours in hill climbing and photography we returned back to the maddening crowd reluctantly. For the inquisitive readers, members constituting "we" include Musi, Praveen, Myself, Subramani, Sriram and Vanni. Managed to upload the files in picasa and they are available at