Friday, July 25, 2008

A Double Tag Post- Genie and a Song

Tag 1-

Usha of Veg Inspirations tagged me. According to her tag the rules are as follows:

"At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog". Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers."-

1. What was I doing ten years ago?

Successfully completed first year of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering at an all-girls college in Chennai. Was enjoying my college life like crazy.

2. Five things on Today's "To do" list

Get through this dull Friday afternoon at work.
Goto Curves.
Decide if dinner is at home or go out.
Complete The Mistress of Spices novel.
Try to end arguement with spouse.

3.I am addicted to :

Checking email every 5 minutes or so and wondering why someone didn't reply to my email promptly
Worrying about small things
Desserts and sweets
Illayaraja's music
Harry Potter books

4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

a) Build 2 dream houses, one in Chennai and one in Cupertino
b) Start my own HR consulting business
c) Travel to the world wonders
d) Live life like royalty, sigh...............

5. Places i have lived:

T.Nagar, Chennai.
Worcester and Wayland, Massachusetts.
Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, California.

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Tag 2- The Song Tag

Bavani of The Journey of Life has tagged me. Here are the tag rules-

1. Choose a song that describes/represents “you” and post it on your blog. You can add a story to it if you want.

I thought about this for a long time and can't seem to find one song that would describe me the best, I have pieces from song picturization and lyrics that I relate to at different times in my life. Illyaraja's music is my greatest salvation and while there are numerous songs of his that I am crazy about, I have always loved his "How to Name It" and "Nothing But Wind" albums.

The first one is an instrumental fusion album. The tracks how many ever times I listen to, woo me into their music and my mood changes with this background score. I love the tracks that are used in the movies Mouna Raagam and Veedu.

Song : Illayaraja's How to Name It

Tag Completed....feel free to take it up if you would like to share the song that best describes you.

Happy Friday.........


Usha said...

Hey Mitr,thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers to the Tag questions....and the genius of Illayaraja is unparalleled especially this album "How to Name it" I remember when my brother first bought this album I used to listen to this cd in an endless cycle and enjoy it every single time........its been so long.... enjoyed it again today :)

Cham said...

Wow, that is a beautiful track of Ilaiyaraadja. It has been such a long time that i listened this music. Great tag too :)

Bavani said...

That's a really beautiful piece - I'm just wondering why I have never heard it before??? Or maybe I have.
It's so interesting that you chose a piece of music with no words - makes me think :)

Laksh said...

We have both the albums. I get a kick out of the second one's name though :)

Laavanya said...

Good to know a bit more about you Mitr.. :)

Priya said...

Lovely Tag Mitr and nice to hear that beautiful track after a long time.

Don't worry about small things coz if things has to happen we cannot stop isn't it. Have a nice sunday:)

kumar.s.r said...

Same pinch :) .
I too like ' How to name it ' & ' Nothing but wind '.
Please do visit my blog

mitr_bayarea said...

Usha, Cham- thanks..

Bavani- Just thought would make the tag interesting, sometimes there are so many songs to chosoe from, that it becomes hard.

Laksh- haha.

Laavanya and Priya- thank you.

Kumar- thanks for visiting here, you have a great musical blog and can tell you are a big IR fan.

Madhavi said...

Good to know more abt u :))

Krishnan said...

Do tell us how you liked The Mistress of Spices. Always wanted to read Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sister of My Heart but never go to.

AJEYA RAO said...

Two Things -

1. How is the novel "Mistress Of spices"? I watched half of the movie starring ash and I thought it was pretty neat. Ash's expressions were great which made me wonder how the words would have explained the thoughts of this lonely soulfull lady.

2. Noted down the Illyiaraja music albums.Are these instrumental? Have to look for them in Bangalore.

mitr_bayarea said...

Madhavi- Glad you liked the post.

Krishnan- I recently read Mistress of Spices and was not overly impressed by the book. The pace of the novel was too slow for me. I would say Sister of My Heart is a betetr read.

Ajeya- 1. Thanks for sharing that the book Mistress of Spices was made into a movie w/ Ash, maybe the movie will be more enjoyable for me than the book itself was. The main character Tilo was too slow for me.

2. Yes, the albums are Illayaraja's instrumental pieces.

A-kay said...

I recently read "The Palace of Illusion" by the same author - it is pretty much Mahabharata re-told from Draupadi's viewpoint and I thought it was pretty neat. Was thinking of reading of Mistress of Spices - now I doubt if I will :)

Nice to read your tag.

Sireesha said...

Nice to hear that beautiful track after a long to read ur meme...

Sachita(india) said...

Just like you, I kind of got interested in the book(mistress of spices) by hearing about the movie.
The book was so OTT I haven't dared to watch the movie.
Meanwhile, I kind of tagged you:)

Amrutha said...

How was Mistress of Spices??

mitr_bayarea said...


I didn't enjoy the book Mistress of Spices, was a bit of a drag for me.