A different “season” greetings altogether! :)


Come December, Christmas becomes the talk of the town everywhere… But not in Chennai, where, Music and Arts take the centre stage this season. Marghazhi season (Mid December to mid January) has been one important aspect of chennai’s culture.

Moods of Margazhi-one of the music and dance festival in chennai

Moods of Margazhi-one of the music and dance festival in Chennai

Chilly mornings, morning poojas at the temples, frequent sightings of dancers fully dressed in traditional dance costumes for performances, ladies clad in silk sarees visiting the sabhas to catch their favourite artistes performing are a regular sight in Chennai during this season. And this is one season I always look forward to. 🙂

With just a week vacation this term there isn’t enough time for watching all the dance shows and carnatic music katcheries that I want to watch 😦 But being able to attend atleast some of it has made me happy 😀 …Because after being away from Chennai getting a whiff of the music, dance and the traditional foods served at the canteens in Sabhas has made me feel ‘back to my roots’.

I watched the group dance performance by my dance class friends yesterday. It has only make me feel more and more bad about not being able to attend these classes which actually was an integral part of my growing up 🙂 Though I think I’m not a great dancer myself, I enjoy the dance and miss the classes which relieves me of the stress and makes me happy 🙂

I have a couple more dance performances of my friends and some dramas to catch up with this week.  Also there is a lecture-demonstration by my dance teacher (Smt. Anitha Guha Aunty) this Sunday morning where she will show some demonstrations from the dance dramas which has been staged by “Bharathanjali” (my dance school) for the past 10-15 years. This is one that I would never want to miss. With that it would be back to trichy and a new term starts when the year ends 😉

Bharathnatyam

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Now that’s all about this festive season and Chennai for you guys 🙂 Hope you guys are also enjoying a wonderful winter vacation. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy happy 2013 😀 I hope this year is better than 2012 for all of us 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy 2013

Cheers!

cp

I become more philosophical…


I have my own reasons to firmly believe that whatever happens in our life is for good!
In May, when i was initially wait-listed 209 in IIM-Indore, that made me loose confidence and take up IIM-Trichy (Next option that i considered). I was scared to wait and lose IIM-T. the fear made me not wait for another year too. I chose to enroll in IIM-T and i can’t believe I am going to say this. But “I am glad I chose it”.

 


It has been 4.5 months since i came here. There has been mixture of emotions ever since I came here. there has been times i wanted to leave this place for good and go home… Times i missed my parents, sis, friends and Chennai  There has been infrastructure problems here along with all that i was already going through to make me get mad at times. My parents, sis and friends (here and at home!) had to listen to me whine and complain then. Sure they were great support! 🙂
But on the other hand there has been more good times too! First time i was away from home. People here have been very kind and considerate towards me. These make me feel that all hope is not lost. As months passed by, I found more new friends who have been making me feel good about the place. A close group of friends who always accept you for what you are makes you feel good. When you know that there are more people out there who are also friendly and make you feel comfortable it is a nice feeling. This place does have many nice people! 🙂


Day before yesterday for the first time since I came to Trichy I danced Bharathnatyam! A real pleasure. Though i was not feeling well and could not give my best, people have been very kind and appreciated me well and all that makes me feel that “Yes, like the coin has two sides, every thing has good and bad attached to it. It is best if we look for the good and ignore the bad”. This is so true! 🙂
When i was continuously rejected for 3 times by different companies for my summer internship, I had totally lost confidence and i became desparate for a job. but my family, friends and seniors kept motivating me and it really did help me. God knows how much i tortured everyone :p Thank god for all the nice people around me! 🙂 Finally I have got placed in one of my dream companies which i thought was impossible after all the rejections by other companies.
November 1st- A day i’d never forget! 🙂 🙂 I got my first job offer (just for summer internship though 😉 ). Thanks to all those who have been supporting me!

“To all those who feel that nothing is right in life… Just wait. remain positive and the tough phase will pass. Whatever happens is for good. look for the good stuff and oppurtunities around you. “

P.S: That’s the update from me after a REALLY long time. The hectic schedule at B-School has made it tough for me to blog. But i sure hope that i would be able to blog more frequently in the coming days. 🙂

Cheers!

A Fun Trip all along!


last month end we  had gone on a college tour to mysore and wayanad. and it was an amasing trip and we saw nature at its best! i had wanted to post some pictures that i had taken… but i was caught up with some work or the other and now i’m putting up in my blog. hope you guys enjoy it! 🙂

a beautiful sunrise!

an old temple in mysore

and now a colourful temple!

sunflower fields

the rain clouds fast approaching...

the forest route to wayanad

a view of the tea plantations

edakkal caves

A Wonderful rendezvous with nature… 🙂

cheers!