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Playboy Bus - I took this photo in Devipattinam bustand, a small pilgrimage near Ramanathapuram.

A bus name is Playboy (Look at the football illustration) - I took this photo at Devipattinam bus stand, a small pilgrimage near Ramanathapuram.

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Dindukal Railway Station

Dindukal Railway Station


I took this photo in front of a biriyani shop … in dindukal. I wonder how this will work?

Swine Flu (H1n1) – precautionary methods that I am following.

Swine Flu (H1n1) – my precautionary methods
பன்றிக் காய்ச்சல் – எனது முன்னெச்சரிகை நடவடிக்கைகள்

  • Bath: The moment I reach home from the office I will take a good bath.
  • Wash: I will keep that days dress inside my washing machine and wash them in 70 degree hot water.
  • Floor: I am cleaning the floor twice a day with dettol or any disinfectant surface cleaner mixed water.
  • Shopping: I do go for shopping without my family. I don’t want my kid to be with me in crowded places.
  • Water: Even though canned mineral waters we are boiling it before drinking.
  • Travel: Completely we postponed all our trips in this month.
  • Food: Eating lots of vegetables as usual and drinking lots of water.
  • Window: I repaired the window nets to prevent mosquitoes.
  • House: Keeping the house clean. Removed lots of unwanted cloths and things.

Most importantly I am not believing crazy SMSs wandering nowadays.

  • குளியல் : வெளியிலிருந்து வீட்டிற்குள் வந்தவுடன் குளிப்பது நல்லது.
  • துவைத்தல்: அலுவகத்திலிருந்து அல்லது வெளியிலிருந்து வீட்டிக்குள் வந்தவுடன் உடைகளை துவைத்துவிடுவது  நல்லது (சுடு நீரில் துவைப்பது மிகவும் நல்லது.).
  • தரை: தினமும் இருமுறை கிருமி நாசினி கலந்த தண்ணீரால்  தரையை துடைப்பது நல்லது.
  • கடைக்குச் செல்லுதல்: கடைக்குத் தனியாக செல்லுவது நல்லது. கூட்டமான  மக்கள் மிகுந்த பகுதிகளை தவிர்ப்பது நல்லது.
  • தண்ணீர்: தண்ணீரை சுடவைத்த்க்  குடிப்பது நல்லது.
  • பிரயாணம்: தேவையற்ற பிரயாணங்களை தவிர்ப்பது நல்லது.
  • உணவு: சாப்பாட்டில் நிறைய காய்கறிகளை சேர்த்துக் கொள்ளுவது மற்றும்  நிறய தண்ணீர் குடிப்பதும் நல்லது.
  • சன்னல்கள்: சன்னல்களில் உள்ள கொசுவலைகளை அவ்வப்போது சரிபார்த்தல் நல்லது.

மிக முக்கியமாக கைத்தொலைபேசியில் வரும் குறுந்தகவல்களை நம்பாதீரிகள். அரசு மருத்துவரைக் கலந்து ஆலோசித்து முடிவு எடுங்கள்.

Southern Railways Superman, Really Super Fast (Egmore Station Chennai)

Indian railways Employee Skills

Couple of weeks back ,I was waiting for Pandian Express in Egmore Railway Station to go to Madurai. After I had my dinner in the Railway canteen for Rs. 14.00 (two dosas). Self service. Each dosa cast me 7.00 Rs only. But the taste was questionable. Not only our country super fast express travel in super speed.

Our southern railway’s employees also do their work very fast like a flash. Have a look at this video our one of the employee how fast he is sticking the reservation chart to the individual rail coaches.

One of our Southern Railways employee  came there with a box containing gum and the reservation chart papers on the other hand. I was amazed by his action. He has taken one or two seconds to apply gum, another one or two seconds to stick the coach number and finally he took almost two to four seconds to stick the reservation chart.
happy journey!

Ooty flower show 2009 – Blessing Youth Mission – part 1

Ooty flower show 2009Blessing Youth Mission

Before entering the Government Botanical Garden

village hotel - cot used as table

village hotel - cot used as table

We started from our Blessing Youth Mission Literature Hall near Park Station, Chennai to Ooty flower show –  2009 in a van on Friday evening around 6:30 pm. When we started we were only six in number. On the way my friends joined with me.  The Bangalore-Chennai Highway was filled with traffic and it took us one hour to reach the Outer Ring Road,Chennai.

 two men are eating chicken fried rice

two men are eating chicken fried rice

We stopped our vehicle to have dinner after we crossed the busy road. I noticed a peculiar (deviating from the usual or expected ) way the village hotel was serving food. They placed a wooden rope cot. In the center of the cot they placed a wooden piece and which was used as a table. People were watching IPL 2009 in the television.

solt dominated fried egg rice

solt dominated fried egg rice

We had fried rice, egg rice, chicken rice, roti and dal. Food was filled with salt. The roti was not up to the expectation. we bought lot of snacks like murukoo, banana, sweets and some drinks (pepsi and sprit 🙂 ).

After half an hour passed, we filled fuel for the van. The guy who filled the fuel spilled some diesel,  our driver had a quarrel with the petrol bunk owner. Then we started watching some spiritual video songs. On the way we picked up Nithi anna and his family. In Vellore, Abee  joined along with his son and son’s friend.

st. joseph's higher secondary school, ooty

st. joseph's higher secondary school, ooty

We paid around Rs. 400 as road tax in tolls, and two times to police of Rs 20. We reached the “St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Ooty”, around 7:00 am. After a long time I had a chance to visit a school. we had to use common toilet and bathrooms. We stood in queue to get our breakfast “Uppumaa” with chattini and a banana.

benny anan is doing a prayer

benny anan is doing a prayer

After that we assembled for a prayer. Abee anna gave as a very good message on “How to keep our good habits of our’s from the worldly things. Doing ministry can be of various forms/methods. Helping others with what ever talent you have is known as ministry. To do that you have to avoid worldly thoughts; you have to meditate regularly.

Anna has given Joseph and David as examples for obedience. Kishan Singh sung two nice worship songs. Then did a small prayer and we got nice blue t-shirt and a cap. All my friends came from different parts of Tamil Nadu. We were one less than 80 in number. Groups of youth came from Tanjour, Trichy, Selam, Thirunelveli and other places.

worship songs -morning session

worship songs -morning session

We reached the Government Botanical Garden around 10:00 am. On the way, we saw lot of small shops selling attractive toys, dresses, fruits and veritable.  The complete road was filled with people. A police man was shouting in a mike to clear the crowd in front of the main gate.

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

How to travel from Chennai to Madurai if you don’t have a reserved ticket.

I booked a ticket in Chennai Express a couple of weeks back to travel from Madurai to Chennai. That time the waiting list number was 215. I thought I will definitely get the RAC (Reservation against cancellation). But when the chart got prepared I was in the waiting list category only (WL-13). So I decided to travel by bus.

All my family members thought I am going to struggle to get a direct bus to Chennai. I went to the bus stand with my uncle (Mattuthavani Bus Stand Madurai). Outside of the bus stand itself I asked few private buses.  Their ticket cost 375 to 430. But there is one problem with these buses. There were no standard starting time.

Once I had an experience with this kind of bus in Chennai Egmore area.I got the ticket around 9.00 pm and that bus started around 11.00 pm and reached Madurai next day 11.00 am. The guy who sold the ticket said “Sir, there are few seats only left in the bus.” So I bought the ticket in a hurry. But when I reached the bus I came to new very few (three or four) passenger were already boarded. Slowly I realized that reaming seats they have to fill and then only they will start the bus.

Back to our Madurai bus stand, one of the government bus driver helped us with a valuable information. He guided us to the current booking center. In that current booking center I stood in a queue  for almost fifteen minutes and I got a token for RS. 10.00, These are called Special Chennai Buses.

They Issued me the token around 6:45 pm and my seat number was 34. Within five minutes I boarded on the bus. The bus was pretty old, and they charged me Rs. 144.00 to Chennai. Most of the (99%) are normal buses. But if you are in a hurry, these buses are a nice solution to your problem.

tendercoconutIn our travel that bus stopped at three places. In the fist stopping I had two parathas for Rs 25.00 and a Thunder Coconut for Rs 10.00.  One guy went to a shop were a grandma was shouting “Each Rs 10.00”, But the moment he chose a tender coconut, she said that it was Rs 15.00. He said he don’t want than and left that place. She scolded commonly that people are earning much but not willing to spend.

In Thindivanam we got a new driver and a conductor. I  had a coffee for Rs. 6.00.  The new conductor checked the passengers number and we continued our journey.

They started exactly at 7:00 pm and reached Chennai (Thambaram) at 6:00 am. I reached my home safely and back to my regular work.

If you don’t have a reserved ticket, or an emergency trip you have to make, just go to this current booking center and get a token for Rs 10.00.

Thanks to the Madurai Transport Corporation for this wonderful initiative.