Friday, July 30, 2010

IYER POEM: Time line of a 21st century iyer's life! :)



Age: 6 Months:

All these mamas and maamis have come here...
For a grand welcome of their new born fellow Iyer...
And my parents will feed food to me with a ring...
And give me a name long enough for you to sing...
(Krishnamoorthy Venkataraghava Krishna Doraiswamy,
but will simply call me Dorai!)

Age: 10 years:

Topping my class is an inborn talent I possess
(We are an exception)Hehe!!! :D
Teachers & relatives, whom I never fail to impress
Daily dosage of idli, dosai, sambar, rice and curd
Who on earth do you think will not turn into a nerd, Hehe!!! :D

Age: 22 Yrs:

(Just after graduation.. . preferably Electronics Engineering)
Yipeee Yipeee Yipeee... I completed my BE in IIT...
Also got a call from Infy...Ya right...Narayana Murthy...
( Proud fellow...Southie ! )
Up & Away to Bangalore by the next morning flight...
And then someday to USA...Yay Yay
Yay...Onsite. ..
(You are right... rhyming no?!)

Age: 26 Years:

(Single status in USA)
It has been four long years since I have come here...
And not a single girl who is ready to come near...
Here in United States I thought I'd get laid...
Down came crashing, the dreams that I'd made...

Age: 30 Years:

(8 yrs Onsite, somewhere in USA)
I miss my sambhar rice and the tasty thair saadam(curd rice)
Will speak to amma to find me a homely madam...
Will leave for Palakkad on a 30 day leave...
And come back with a maami right up my sleeve...


Age: 45 Years:

(Still onsite, we think)
I have two kids, but there is a gripping fear...
Both of them have no signs of being an Iyer...
Krishnaswamy & Sreemahalakshmi I named them fondly...
But CHRIS & SALLY I call them if I want them to even reply...

Age: 60 Years:

(retire hogaya baap)
I am back to Palakkad with my ever
faithful wife...
But my kids stayed there and think I don't have a life...
Tirupati, Guruvayoor, Shabarimala all we've been to...
Sun TV is our faithful friend which we always turn to...


Age: 75 years:

(Now everything seems impossible)
Ayyayyo, what happened to all my dreams?
They have all simply turned into screams.
Children have already married and divorced thrice,
Playing with our grandchildren would've been nice.
Left with us are only aches and pains,
Life is full of only losses, with no gains.
Are we going to be the last of the brilliant Iyer generation?
To our children, tradition and culture are only a botheration!

P.S:  This is an email which i received, I found it cute hence m posting it!!! So "no offense" to anybody!!! :) Hope u enjoy reading this post! :)

Cheerz,

Santosh Hariharan

9 comments:

aishwarya said...

sooper da :P

n.s.aruna said...

oh oh wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!awesome!!!!!!!!rofll....am rolling wit laughter

mercedezlad said...

hey santosh... can u send me ur email i d?
to mercedezlad@gmail.com

ராமகிருஷ்ணன் ராஜகோபாலன் said...

வணக்கம் சந்தோஷ். I emailed you last month. Not sure if you are using the same ID as last year. Can you reply to me? my gmail id is drramki.

Arrthy said...

Hahaha this is awesome ......btw sooooo glad to have u back at super singer .....and god bless ur voice .... lOVE it

Dreamer said...

cute?? its d pathetic state of affairs. i dunno if u got that 'all for one extra room' mail. dunno when ppl will realise that India is d place to be n not US.

aRndom said...

You are doing so well in SS3...Congrats on that awesome rendering of 'manasu rendum..'. keep it up dude!

Viji said...

Something which is enlightening this generation!! .Good one.

Anonymous said...

hi this is preethi, u can call me aunty, akka whatever b'cos i'm 30. i used to see u sing in super singer and u really really got a wonderful voice and i'm very much moved after seeing ur mother.
keep going and keep on going like this. iyer poem roumba nalla iruku and its pretty much true
GOD BLESS U