The Touchtel guys had come home today to fix the DSL line. It was then I realised that the comp did not have an USB port to fix the ADSL modem. So went and bought an USB port. The DSL connection will have to wait until tomorrow.
How to enjoy watching a Marathon - Here are some very funny insights from Anil who was there watching the New York Marathon yesterday. Should make an interesting read for the non-runners !!
If you are a frequent book reader and interested in having a book review section on your site, you may want to use this ready made application made with PHP & MySQL by Greg & Jessamyn. It’s free for download. To see this application in action, take a look at Greg’s Booklist. You can also tweak it for movie reviews.
Happiness is seeing your child’s face light up in joy when she looks at the ‘flowerpot’ blossom up in sparkles.
It’s Diwali time and here’s some of my observations..
1) Earlier, ‘Diwali’ had been a north indian term and ‘Deepavali’ a typical south indian term. But now, ‘Diwali’ has become to be accepted as a general term even here in Tamilnadu.
2) During my childhood days back in my village, Sooragamagalam, all the festival delicasies would be made at home. There were a few elderly ladies who’s expert services were sought after to make murukkus, adarsams, kechakkais, & Kambadais. Nowadays, in the city,even though all these items are available off the shelf, the spirit and the camaraderie of people getting together is missing.
3) Thankfully, the age old custom of having ‘oil head bath’ still continues. The only difference is that earlier, we were given Shikkakai to wash off the oil on our heads. Now it’s shampoo.
Do you notice any other differences ?