Why so serious? :P

November 4, 2009 § 25 Comments

Fruity has given me two badges which she feels describes me (or fl’air’ ) πŸ™‚ Β And yup, I know most of you will agree with her (including me :P)

Apart from the fact that I want to act as the joker in the next batman movie, this statement will hold enough water to cause a storm in the Atacama. Truth be told, I get ‘serious’ only when I sense there is more to something than that meets the eye. I never feel “serious” though, I like it when my head races away, I am more like an observer, who watches it πŸ˜€ Its fun to watch it, when it is at work and of course it is mesmerizing too πŸ™‚


Ha think my relatives and friends will more than agree. I took one of those personality tests a while back and believe it or not, my introvert to extrovert is almost 1:1. So I can either be in a shell or goΒ berserkerΒ πŸ™‚ And yes I am very rarely short of words πŸ™‚ Guess the serious part has got a lot to do with this. Expressing myself is something which is really important to me. Blogging can take a lot of credit for helping me express myself.

So what do you think is my flair?






Kollu and awards :D :D :D

September 28, 2009 § 27 Comments

πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

Yes! So finally I think I have broken the Sunday curse πŸ˜€ And ya today is supposed to auspicious etc etc , so lets hope the blogging Gods(servers?) are on my side πŸ˜€

As IΒ promised, first the pictures of the pots my mom and sis made( I did painted a couple as well πŸ˜› ) .

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So why Β these? They are gifts for people who came for “Kollu”.

It is a practise here for girls/women to arrange dolls during the 9 nights(and it is the practise of boys/men to eat all the sundal/puttu/whatever given).

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But yes, while it is supposed to be for girls alone, boys/men help as well(like getting the dolls down from the loft etc πŸ˜› );

When I was younger, I used to make an elaborate display of all my hot wheels and other toys. Now of course I do not have the time or the patience to participate( in fact this time, I looked through the kollu only when I took the photos {advantages of blogging, note} ). Ha well , at least I ate sundal πŸ˜€

Anyway, I think I will stop with the photos about kollu , its origin and sundries, well if you are curious, search the blogs, you will be able to what you are looking for πŸ™‚

Vijayadhasami is supposed to be a day, when it is good for new beginnings. Like how everyday is not a Sunday, everyday is not supposed to be good enough, fine enough I guess πŸ˜› So let me pass on a few awards(which IΒ receivedΒ during my Sunday blogger days πŸ˜‰ )

Avada and Kanagu passed on the Humane blogger award.Kanagu also passed on the Addicting blog award. Also DI passed on the Coolest blogger award πŸ™‚

Avada and Swaram, also passed on the I love your blog award Β πŸ˜‰ Swaram also awarded me a golden pen and the friends award πŸ˜€

Now that is a lot of award πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I would like to pass these awards to all my blogging friends(if you think I am your friend, then I am your friend πŸ™‚ ) . Its been great knowing you all πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We bloggers are special πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

And Avada also gave me this πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Thanks a million you all πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ And special thanks to Avada.. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

SO with this I hope I have beaten the Sunday blogger curse. I had time yesterday as well, but stopped myself from posting to break the jinx(talk about beingΒ superstitiousΒ πŸ˜› ). Now I hope to post again before this week end( am not going to say what I am going to post, every time I do that, I seem to curse that very topic/idea πŸ˜› ) .

πŸ˜† πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

quarter dozen awards

August 16, 2009 § 24 Comments

Ya ya its raining awards! *hey anybody wants to erect a statue of me? *

This time its Kanagu , celebrating a year in blogosphere Β *ha young man congrats *.

Anyway , he has given me the Wordsworth of blogsphere award *see someone reads my poems πŸ˜€ * . Anyway how do I feel about it? Damn good you bet , but decided to ask Wordsworth what he thinks about this…

Me:- Dude , you are Wordsworth?

Wordsworth:- Once upon a time I prowled upon a fox,

She was so hot , that I forgot my life’s small faux pas.

In my dreams , I was a dove on her head,

In my beak I held a rose that was red.

Me:- That sounds like ,like… Β Wordsworthless , what happened to you?

Wordsworth:- I became a blogger on a dusty May day,

There changed my fate’s say.

This fellow called OG, A cook he was , showed me,

A lady in a white saree , A lovely damsel , A malayalee

Then another guide, took me in his stride,

In him insanity, Vimal made me see my vanity

And I laughed away my pensive,

For hiring a donkey was expensive.

me:- So that’s it , I should have warned you , but why didn’t you read my poetry?

Wordsworth:- The madman you are,

Your verses to my brain were a spar ,

Thoughts don’t rime and white is not sour,

Why ,you are still to get drunk at a bar.

Me:- Oh! shut up , have you had a chocobar? And its a mistake me coming here. I think I should have gone to Shelley or Hemingway or Frost or best of all Shakespeare.


Good day sir, Hope you find someone wiser than me.

The gray loons can never beat that well bred Shelley

Or keep taking different Paths daily.

I am but a man , who sees daffodils, For they are tiny,

In my heart , with their memory , everything seems free.

Me:- whatever , someone think I am like you. Anyway you lived far too long and you didn’t shoot yourself or get drowned..not inspiring at all, they say we poets are crazy..

At this point , the poor fellow mutters to himself and sees a couple of Chennai kaka(crow/raven) and wanders away …

Anyway anyone who says my poems are long , please , save it , for all you know , you would have to teach it your children if it becomes as a part of their English text πŸ˜‰ * ya I dream of such things , The swine I am! Stay away from me , I am genetically self modified flu proof pig , coming near me is bound to weaken your system through jealousy , vanity and of course you hog , you stink!*

Oh! I thought I was giving away awards and look whats happening…anyway all those who receive this award , should write a ode to the river in your city πŸ˜€

The award goes too…




Oh! He also gave me the “They gonna rock” , this one is meant for the kids supposedly(he calls me a veteran in his post and calls me a kid while giving me the award , so I am the young veteran πŸ˜€ ) .

Yes yes I am going pass this one around as well πŸ˜€

There are few who behave like kids. They fight , they write weird comments in each others’ blog and they pull each others’ leg(virtual ones I guess πŸ™‚ ).

And this is a new trend, in the olden days(of blogging!) , people used to behave themselves , we commented and talked as if we had a tie around our neck trying to choke us( Oh! I didn’t belong to this category I think, what with my famous smiley comments πŸ˜‰ and before that of course I was the new kid in the block πŸ˜‰ ) So this one goes to the kids(some old timers who have reinvented themselves as well) :-

Vimmuuu(ya if you don’t write his name with the 2 M and 3 U ..he’s going come and spam you :P)

Smita ( A chronicallyΒ shopaholic, Vimmuuu’s nemesis.. :P)

OG( yes strikku moonu! Strictly speaking , he is the only guy I know , who writes a cooky blog :P)

Anamika( full of weird instances and ya she makes me laugh :D)

Dhiren ( along with Vimmuuu and OG , they form Don’s Angles πŸ˜‰ )

Don( well she does pretend to be Badshah of Bloggywood)

Harsh (jee boom bha!)

You people are to write a post on your favorite toy(Vimmuuu stop trying to steal Smita’s toy! Or no candy for you!). πŸ˜† Or King Khan VS King Kong πŸ˜€ (the choice is your’s choose wisely πŸ˜‰ )

And if you thought that’s it , stop right there! There is one more award to go:-

DI passed on the cool blogger award πŸ˜€ (ya! at last something which sounds good , feeling cool πŸ˜› )

*the greenery in the picture -oh! come on that’s good photoshopping! *

So while the entire Earth is boiling in its own pudding , there are a few coolers , if not for whom , our spirits would have melted away..These wonderful people whose post show their good brains(clean without having to be washed by pepsi) are:-

Arch ( she understands my poems!)

Indyeah( well what can I say Incredible Indyeah πŸ˜€ )

Archana( I hate blogs which talk about guy-girl relationship,who needs them – but her blog has made me change my views πŸ˜‰ )

Lakshmi(she roams and she does what roamers do πŸ˜‰ )

I am stopping with four on this one ; And Β since this award is about being cool , you are to write on the Coolest dessert! πŸ˜€

So there done I think. I love doing these awards post πŸ˜‰ Ha but wait almost forgot πŸ˜‰

This is the most important part of the post, so listen *Indi helps Vishesh in pulling OG down Β from the ceiling fan(he thought it would help him make chutney)*

Chirag , has come up with Indiameme.

In his words ,

With Indiameme you can:-

* Glance at the Day’s News and Blogs and get Permalink to the current news
* Read stories only from the best sources and bookmark them in twitter, del.icio.us, facebook and reddit
* Read the news in a giffy as there are no ads or distractions and this is the probably the most cleanest site in India
* Grab best of the news with “Top Items – Must Read News”

I have tried it out and except for a few minor glitches(which he is working on) its awesome! You can read the NEWS from various sources(including a few blogs) in one place. And well some people prefer to see things , so here is a screen shot πŸ™‚

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P.S:- Winners , do take up the challenge to write on those topics πŸ˜› The idea is to make these award posts so entertaining(after all it gets monotonous to see comments saying “congrats” “cool” etc πŸ™‚ ) But its optional πŸ˜‰

the cute blogger award!

March 13, 2009 § 17 Comments

Yup,another award πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€Β 

This time its Harsh who has given it to me πŸ˜€



Now who should I give this to? πŸ˜‰ HA but a few of them are on a haitus πŸ˜‰ Β Anyway :-


Solilo( you haven’t done the tag yet!!)Β 

Indyeah! ( you didn’t do the tag too!)Β 

Reema(thanks for doing the tag πŸ˜‰ )Β 


-All the Β commentors whom I haven’t given this award to yet,I will add your names once you comment πŸ˜€

9 awards!

February 6, 2009 § 12 Comments

So Kanagu passed on nine awards to me! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ 8) They are

Β I love to give the I love your blog award, lovely blog award,Β  Your comments create magic, Thanks for writing, The resonance award, Garland blog, Blogger friends, friendship bracelet and interesting blog



In these the interesting blogger award and thanks for writing I have already recieved.So also the bracelet and garland that leaves five to be passed….Well without wasting anytime let me get to award ceremony,

The I love your blog award goes to:-




The lovely blogger award goes to :-

-Someone who is not here at the moment πŸ˜‰ (k.. I am keeping this one Β :P)Β 

The resonance award goes to:-

Sanity Found



The your comments create magic goes to:-


destination Infinity


The blogger friends award goes to :-





P.S: if this post seems hasty,it is πŸ˜› I am busy studying( ya ya) be back tomorrow(hopefully) with Thondiraja( πŸ˜€ )

An award and A question

February 1, 2009 § 17 Comments

Nita has given me the garland award πŸ™‚ putting a garland around a persons neck,is considered a way of giving respect. If you watch travel channels’ shows,you will see people being welcome that way.

Leaders usually are given garlands,but you don’t hang a garland on the photo of a person who is alive.Tamil cinemas are known to show couples getting married in registrar’s office,by exchanging garlands and than the signatures.Of course,you can also aquire a garland by putting Rs.200 at least on the temple priests’ “plate”.

She say’s she gave me(and two others ) becauseΒ 


To me these blogs are like garlands, not just attractive, but also those which give off very positive vibes.Β 

So now I get put this virtual garland on various bloggers.Now this is tough,anyway the garland goes to:-

Amit(He would make a good politician,if his oratory skills are as good as his posts).

Reema(Nita also has given her this but still,I like the way she keeps it simple..hmm…Reemavathi(?) )

Gounder Brownie(Thalaivi! [head lady or leader!],even if she writes rubbish ,I can’t stop reading her posts.)

Vimal(You better post a song along with this award πŸ˜› Hopefully he will win the thondi Idol)

RambodocΒ (A doc,who will do a good job as the health minister.)

Prerna ( Another person who will make a very good politician.)

Solilo ( this award will add some good vibes,below the Β say no to criminals in politician banner πŸ˜‰ Β )Β 

So those are the seven.Please pass it on (yes GB,it means you πŸ˜› ) before the flower starts to witter.

Now to another thing which I noticed , about the forgetful(amnesia) incident,all the blogs went on and on about it.I normally would have written about the thing,but decided not to,till now.

So before I go anywhere,as close as writting a post about it,I want a clarification,

Β Β what you think really is Indian culture?Β 

An award

January 24, 2009 § 17 Comments

Well Apar has given me this award( πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 8) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) . The rules of this tag are(Copied from her blog):-

  • Display the Award in your page – √
  • Award them to your favourite commentators – √
  • Ask them to forward it to their favourite commentators ( oh yeah those awarded below…please do pass it forward!!Β )Β ) …so √
  • And don’t forget to link their page to their names – √

Β  So this is the award which I have been waiting for a long πŸ™‚ We all write here,so that others would comment on them. And there are those people,whose comments you wait for,before thinking of the next post,so here goes:-

Reema(whether is a “phew!” or pointing out mistakes,she always comments πŸ™‚ )Β 

Raj(from simple πŸ˜† to long comments,his comments always make me smile or introspect on the elements of my posts. πŸ™‚ )

Nita(LOL,I always pass on awards to you{can’t help it} as she wrote in her blogs long ago,she comments only on posts which she has to say something about,so when she comments,I do know,that I wrote something which gave her something to comment on(:-?) Β )

Paul( Its been a long time.He cannot comment as often as others,but his comments whenever he comment make me think.)

Destination Infinity( Again a person whose comments make me think.)

Pria ( on of the oldest reader’s of my blog,she writes well too).

So thats six from the blogging world.I would also like to give this to Jay Leno( I like the first part’s of his show where he makes fun( :P) of the news makers and well a few interviews as well(if I know the person who is being interviewed).

Andy Gray(A football commentator at SkySports.I love the way he does his job).

Barack Obama( no I don’t read the blog,but more for the few speeches of his,I have heard).Β 

Congrats everyone πŸ™‚


P.S : I haven’t replied to the comments on the previous post,will do it soon πŸ™‚

An award and best of 2008

January 3, 2009 § 14 Comments

Seems like I am stuck in ’08.But after all,it was the year when I moved to wordpress and started YU!Β .Before I start seeing towards the top left corner,I got another award πŸ™‚Β 

This one is from Hiphopgmom.


Google translator tells me that it means , ” darts award”.I haven’t played darts in a long time,anyway,I pass this on to,

Chirag:-He uses a lot of bullets in his posts πŸ™‚Β 

Destination Infinity– You can pass this on to infinite people πŸ™‚Β 

Lakshmi:-She darts around the country,taking photos and finding out about places.

Kapil:- His blog is called Whispering Shadows :)And Β it has turned two,my birthday gift πŸ™‚Β 

Leafless:- Another blog which not many people are aware of.Poetry and arts πŸ™‚

So now that the awards ceremony is over and you all have applauded ,it is time to find the best of 2008.I mean the best of my poems.

So here is the link to all my poemsΒ ,which is your favorite?

And yes also pick your fav cartoon from hereΒ and your fav sketch(if you liked any of them) from the page my skecthes 1-5. πŸ™‚Β 

Or if you didn’t like any of the posts from the above catogories,tell me which was your favorite πŸ™‚Β 

Thanks for helping me do this,I shall add a new page called best of ’08 πŸ™‚ (if all of you take part in it).

My name is Unni,Vishesh Unni

December 12, 2008 § 18 Comments

Ya most of you know I am Vishesh Unni Raghunathan πŸ™‚ But why this post all of a sudden?This post is been in the making since i started blogging some two and a half years ago.Anyway before we get to the post,I got another award,this time from Reema and Pria.

Its called the PROXIMIDADE.Since I do not happen to speak the language the award is,And also since I tried to translate this using google translator.This is the message it gave moi Β :

We are not yet able to translate from Galician into English.


And so I clicked on Spanish and the translator told me,it means proximity.So who I wonder should this proximity award or rather present go to?

1) Jeevan( he lives in the same city as I do,no clue where though πŸ™‚ Β )

2)Keshi(one of the earlier blogs i feel upon)Β 

3)Prarthana(for calling me an MCP,the first ever to do this πŸ˜› )Β 

4)Priya(hmm….hmmmmmm…..hmmmmmmmm….. πŸ˜€ )

5) Chirag(for his posts )

6)PJ(For her blogs)

7)Verbivorehere(for coming with such a name)

8)Sakhi(stories,short stories πŸ˜‰Β 

9)Naveen(ha well one of the best judges i have ever seen πŸ™‚ and a good writer too)



Now that,that is done ,let us get back to my name.

Vishesh in hindi means special.

Unni in malayalam means small.

The best part is I am Tamil.And even better is the fact that I Β know Β neither malayalam nor hindi(Ok i can Understand them alright.Hindi slightly more,thanks to my class mates.Malayalam is more like Tamil spoken through the nose.)

So my name actually means Special Small.

When i was small i used hate the Unni(as its meaning in Tamil is different and also it rhymes with panni[pig]) in my name.But now i have gotten used to it.Actually i would have been named Vishesh Unni Krishnan,but then seeing that it would be too long,they decided to make it shorter to Vishesh Unni.

And since my name involves two languages,people assume me to be a Mallu or somewhere from the North .I actually don’t mind that,I feel weird only when people start talking to me in Malayalam or hindi.Well whatever,here I am Unni,Vishesh Unni.Though i prefered to be known as Vishesh.

Speical Small whatever…I am special that is all I care about πŸ˜›

Butterfly award and a cup

December 6, 2008 § 19 Comments

A couple of more awards,this time from Vimal.
The combo reminds me of the prizes they give school,a certificate and a “cup”.well since school days are “nembered”(*ahem,my principal’s pronounciation),I think this will be the last time i get this combo(I am optimistic,I look forward to more costlier stuff,not just some “suspected to be from sarava stores cups”,though this seems pretty costly,is it Victorian,Tanjorian or Β maybe Armani?).Now i pass this on to:-

1)Gounder Brownie(the cup,for lovely posts and the butterfly,for the comments section)

2)Reema(cup for calculating volume and the butterfly for thoughs and opinions)

3)Nita(cup for the effort you put into each post and the info,the butterfly for presentation).

4)Sakhi(Cup for the art,butterfly for the stories).

5)Anshul(how about a cartoon with these too?)

Hmm..yes,What do you think of the latest sketches? yesterday’s post πŸ˜‰

6)Amit(cup for the posts and butterfly for making writing them).

7)Raj(Cup for your posts,butterfly for your comments)

8)Apar(cup for your interesting posts and the butterfly for A )

9)Compulsivewriter(Both the cup and the butterfly for your posts)

Lol,I want to pass this on to a lot of poeple,but then they too need to pass it on,so I will stop with seven πŸ™‚ Thanks Vimal for the awards πŸ™‚Β 

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