Little Lending Library – Madipakkam

My friend Charanya’s strongly recommended Little Lending Library, Madipakkam.  I joined the “Little Lending Library, Madipakkama couple of days back.  It has a huge collection of Tamil and English novels.  Joining deposit is Rs 250 + 5. In back side of each book they mentioned the rent for holding the book for a week. After a week if you keep that book with you, you have to pay a fine of 1/5th of the rent mentioned per day.  Right now I am reading two books “Kannadik kopurangal – Balakumaran” & “A journey to the center of the earth – Jules verne (retold by: S.W. Khatai)

A lorry and Sugarcane

Sugarcane

Sugarcane

Last week end I took this photo in front of the More dot super market, near Paathalavinayagar Temple, Puzhuthivakkam. I and my son Alan went to buy some vegetables …. that time we saw this lorry .. full of sugarcane. My son was so excited about the sugarcane … While returning to our home we bought 2 full sugarcane for rs. 40 …. that day I and Alan completes a full sugarcane …. It spoiled our mouth … especially out tongue … that afternoon we were not able to eat properly ….

One important thing to be noticed while eating sugarcane … we have to avoid drinking water for at least 20 to 30 minutes … otherwise our tongue will get irritation and some times boils as well …

Are you shifting your airtel broadband to a new house?

We shifted to a new locality within 2 km in Madipakkam area. I was in a hurry to move my Airtel broadband connection to the new place.  So I called Airtel customer support. After pressing almost all of the digits from 1 to 9 …. I was able to hear a real  human voice ….  he suggested me to raise a query to change my address to the new address and he was asking me to get ready with the address proof of the new house. I asked him how long it will take for them to gave a connection in my new house. He said it will take two working days if its inside the city … But he added something about the feasibility of the setup box and the employee who has to come to fix the connection …

I waited for a couple of days and called them to get the status of my relocation request but nothing  happened. When I called the customer support guy again he registered my full conversation and gave me a reference number. (this was my second reference number).

Then I waited for some more days and I called them again. This time they said they were not able to give a connection. This was almost after some 20 days … that I gave a call to know what is the status … Previously I was using this airtel connection in different cities in India. I never had a problem …

What I was expecting, being a prominent place (Puzhuthivakkam) .. definitely i might get the broadband connection …But It was not like that … One of my friend was also in the same condition … but fortunatelty he got the connection … and upgarded to a new faster connection …

I asked them … if you guys are telling me that you are not able to give me a connection after these many days … now what I have to do for closing of an broadband account … he guided me that I have a raise one more complaint to close my account ….

So .. the guy raised  a request and .. gave me a reference number … After few day one guy from airtel gave a call to me that he has to collect the intstruments from my home… he asked us our fesibile tiemings … we told him and waited for him … but haven’t turned up on that day … He came after three days and collected the intsruments …

When I asked about the repayment of the advance amount he said after 45 days I will get a check … In the mean time I applied fro the BSNL connection …

Here is the finniest part of this month long drama …

  1. Call no 1: One guy called me from airtel and he asked me to go for an promotional package … and he started to explain me the benefits of that particular … higherend broadband connection … I told him politely that kindly check your dadbase .. I am no longer your customer … Then he asked me apologise …
  2. Call no 2: After a few days again I got a call from diferent number, different city I hope … again one guy was trying to convince me to go for the new broadband plan … This time I was bit annoid and told him .. a bit harshly to go to sleep
  3. Call no 3: After two day .. I got a same type of call from a airtel empyee about his promotional offer .. he called from mumbai  … This time I scolded him … I asked him to raise a request ..that update the status immediatelly after they diconnected a connection …

Lessons learned from this experience .. If you want to make a move to a new location … ask for the fecibility from your internet service provider,  … Because without internet I struggled  a lot.

Suguna Chicken


Suguna Chicken Shop, Madippakam, Chennai.
சுகுணா சிக்கென் கடை, மடிப்பாக்கம், சென்னை.

Suguna Chicken, Madipakkam

Suguna Chicken, Madipakkam

புதிதாக மடிப்பாக்கம், கர்திகேயாபுரம் மற்றும் பொன்னியம்மன் கோவில் பகுதிக்கு குடி வருபவரா ?

Suguna Chicken, Madipakkam

Suguna Chicken, Madipakkam

நீங்கள் ஒரு அசைவப் பிரியராக இருந்தால் சுகுணா சிக்கென் கடை உங்கள்ளுக்கு கை கொடுக்கும். நான் இந்த பகுதிஇக்கு குடிவந்த போது கறிக்கடயைக் கண்டுபிடிக்க மிகவும் சிரமப்பட்டேன்.

இங்குதான் எடை போடும் கருவியில் நடிகர் விஜயகாந்தின் படக்கள் ஒட்டப்பட்டு இருந்தன.

சிக்கென் – கோழிக்கறி கடை, பொன்னியம்மன் பேருந்து நிலையம் அருகில், மடிப்பாக்கம், சென்னை.

It was fun to play tambola with relatives

After I moved to a new house in Madipakkam area, my wife was feeling a bit lonely because, of the previous apartment life.  There she was talking at least with my neighbourhood.  The new house is an individual house, bit bigger than the previous house she has to work hard to keep it clean. Alan (my son) will always keep his toys everywhere.

After a wonderful meal people are in a mood to sleep

After a wonderful meal people are in a mood to sleep

Last weekend my house was filled with friends and relatives.  My uncle Jacob and aunty Jansi from Madurai, My Chithy DhanaSeeli and Chithappa Chellappa  (+ their Son Praveen and Daughter Pappu), Another Chithy Dora from Madurai and her Daughter Jemmy (+ Jemmy’s husband) .. another uncle Chandrasekar and his son Anand (+ his brother Jeba) .. another uncle Immanuel Jeyaprakash and aunty Leeli Mana Jothy (+ sister Merylin and Christal) ,and my sister Priya

It was like a festival. My wife was too busy in inviting them and serving drinks. Every one was wondering how my wife is going to prepare food for all the people gathered on that day. Fortunately we bought the Biriyani parcel from the church (St. James Church, Ullagaram, Chennai) because that day in church we celebrated the “Harvesting Festival“.

After we had a good lunch we played “Tambola” game. My son was too excited to play with more that ten people. Previously he has to play with two or three people only. It was fun an we enjoyed a lot.

Harvesting Festival 2009 St. James Church, Ullagaram, Chennai – part 1

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

தமிழ்நாட்டு மக்களால்   ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும்  பல பண்டிகைகள் கொண்டாடப் படுகின்றன, அவற்றில் அறுப்பின் பண்டிகையும் ஒன்று.

இந்த ஆண்டு சென்னை உள்ளகரம் (St. James) புனித யாக்கோபு ஆலயத்தில் அறுப்பின் பண்டிகை மிகச் சிறப்பாக கொண்டாடப்பட்டது. ஒரு மதத்திற்கு முன்பு இருந்தே அறுப்பின் பண்டிகை பற்றிய அறிவிப்புகள் ஆலயத்தில்  வாசிக்கப்படும். அறுப்பின் பண்டிகை அன்று பாதிரியார் காணிக்கை கொடுப்பதினால் ஏற்படும்  நன்மைகள் பற்றியும், ஏன் காணிக்கை  கொடுக்க வேண்டும்  என்பது பற்றியும் நற்செய்தி வழங்குவார்.

அறுப்பின் பண்டிகை என்பது, அந்த வருடத்தில் விளைந்ததில் முதல் பலனை ஆலயத்தில் காணிக்கையாக படைப்பார்கள். விவசாயிகள் தங்கள் நிலத்தின் விளைச்சலில் நல்ல காய்கள், கனிகள், தானியங்கள் … ஆடு மாடு கோழி சேவல் முட்டை என படைப்பார்கள்.

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - After the service church members are enjoying their break-fast

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - The idly corner (hot idly with chicken curry, sambar and chattny)

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - After the breakfast church members are having their tea and coffee

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - Sunday School children's stall - draw your luck.

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - Payasam and fruit mixer stall

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai - Vadai bajee bond stall

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai

St. James Church Ullagaram Madipakkam Chennai, youth are enjoying their ice-cream and ice

Adyar Ananda Bhavan – Madipakkam

Adyar Ananda Bhavan

Adyar Ananda Bhavan

Adyar Ananda Bhavan – Madipakkam, Chennai.
அடையார் ஆனந்த பவன் – மடிப்பாக்கம், சென்னை.

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14, Medavakkam Main Road, Ganesh Nagar,
Madipakkam, Chennai – 600091
Phone – 45074433

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Adyar Ananda Bhavan

Adyar Ananda Bhavan

We had foot at Adyar Ananda Bhavan in Madipakkam, near reliance Fresh a half a dozen times in the last two month. The have a very good collection of sweets and other snacks. Most of the North Indian items also available. They have self served section food lunch and dinner “A2B”hotel. Saturdays and Sundays its very hard to get a seat. In the upstairs A/C hall is there. Here they will serve you.

Adyar Ananda Bhavan

Adyar Ananda Bhavan

We will get A2B Idly (A2B ), sambar Idly, Ghee Idly, Medhu Vadai, Sambar Vadai, Curd Vadai, Ghee Pongal,
Rava Kitchadi, Plain Dosai, Masala Dosai, Ghee Roast, Rava Dosai, Onion Rava Dosai, Onion Utthappam,
Poori Masala, Mini Tiffin, Sweet Kesari, Coffee / Tea.

I tried parottaas. It was awesome with it’s curry.  Once we had lunch from this hotel. If you are asking for a parcel meals they will immediately deliver it because they packed and kept the sambar, rasam, morr and kuttu’s in plastic containers.  Saturdays and Sunday we have to have our food a bit fast otherwise next set of people will come and stare at your plate 🙂