Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Poems in an Iyer life…

Long long time ago, we came up with “Poems in a Mallu’s life” that depicted the lifecycle of an average mallu man. Now we have extended the same concept to depict the lifecycle of an Iyer. You’d ask why? Secondarily because we thought it was our duty to bring the Iyer Lifecycle to the front, thus getting it some “cheap” (here it means FREE or NOT PAID FOR because we don’t have any funds… and its definitely not the other meaning of the word ‘cheap’) publicity and primarily because we are facing what we call it as a blog… ooops sorry… block of ideas forming in our empty heads. So plijj to do with the ‘gheesa peeta’ ideas of Iyerospace and give it a patient reading (against all your wishes)

Disclaimer: The poems stated herein do not reflect my views on Iyers / Tam Brams and are made just out of pure humour. So in case you have a problem with these poems, you use your own wits and start writing poems about Iyerospace and please don’t forget to send us the link. We would love to read them. (I have also copied the disclaimer from the original post and pasted it here… now can you imagine the size of the block?)

This is a collection of short poems that reflect the life-span of an average Iyer / Tam Bram at various stages of his life. You can take that to be our life other than the fact that our life is less glamorous than what is stated in here. So you can take all the glamour off it and you can deduce Iyerospace’s life :=)

Age: 6 Mnths.

All these maamas 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… (Chorunnu)
And give me a name long enough for you to sing… (Krishnamoorthy Doraiswamy)


Age: 10 Years.

Topping my class is an inborn talent I possess… (We are an exception)
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


Age: 22 Yrs
(Just after graduation… preferably engineering)

Yipeee Yipeee Yipeee… I completed my BE in IT…
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 rightrhyming no?)


Age: 26 Years (Single status in USA)

Its 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 Thirunalveli 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 & Sreelakshmi I named them with fond…
But Chris & Sally I call them for them to even respond…


Age: 60 Years
(retire ho gaya baap)

I am back to Thirunalveli 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’s our faithful friend where we always tune to…


There… now you may start up the bashing process… We don’t say all Iyer’s are dying to go onsite and all. But looking at the trend these days, IT happens to be all over South India. So plijj to overlook all the generalizations. Thank you…

adios…

17 comments:

HP said...

First comment and then read is my latest policy :-)

Cheers,
HP

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Hey generalising- This is absoultely the trend.....:) You must copy rite this poem Iyer n sell it...Acha business hai, seriously, u will make lot of money!! :)

APOO said...

Iyer, lets an Iyerpendance-Rock and get these tunes out. If you ever think of making this your full time career, I am willing to invest!

IdeaSmith said...

I soooo much agree!!! You're a gem among tams...a rare one with the ability to laugh at himself and his kin! Lurrrved the post as aaaal-weyizz, btw.

Signed
-Definitely not a good tamizh ponnu

HP said...

yep..generalizations are good..

and now since we are finished with covering 2 states, how about covering the remaining 2 in ur next poetic ventures??

Cheers,
HP

Kautilya said...

//Topping my class is an inborn talent I possess//

That has to be so true mate...

And take it from me... any and onsite bijnejj sucks unless its a paid vacation!!!

Well mate... I can notice the mallu influence here too....

Secret Angel 007 said...

ROTFL

iyer education said...

~scribz~ you ready to pay for them... you can pay in Rs and sell ahead in $... what say? deal pakka? naah re... these are just figments of my crooked brain and nobody's gonna buy it :)

~apoo~ iyerpendance rock sounds cool... booze should be on the house... isko fulltime career banayega to blog ka kya karega... let me think about that and get back to you :)

~idea~ not a good tamil girl, what can we do, we are like that only, laughing at ourselves is the only option whenever we look at ourselves... and we dont make fun of our kin... pls do not state that here or i will be disowned from the community... hush hush

~HP~ other two states? as in AP and Karnataka? sochta hoon... dunno too much abt that territory :)

~koutilya~ i too hate onsite... offsite here is fun... other than that the only time when we came in the first three ranks were when the systems specialisation in MBA had only 3 students... :)

~secret angel~ :)

Known Stranger said...

point blunt - drilling the nail. enru thirunthumoo entha iyer samuthayam. ( okie no offense - me too a part but not mallu part but with so much relatives around from palaghat)

there exists a world that iyer doesnt look out. what to do..

break the rules ( shankar fame)
break the rules

biju said...

you iyer (my lousy attempt at iyerospace-ism) brilliant. may u be blessed with a charming maami.

iyer education said...

~known stranger~ thangew vairy much...

~biju~ i am blessed with a maami already i hope she remains charming after marriage too, which is not the case in most of the cases :)

Mukund Iyer R. said...

I can't agree on all the phases of Iyer life better. Nice peom dude. Infact this should spawn a chain mail. Iam taking the liberty.
-Mukund

d4u said...

Hehehe..so true and hilarious!!! Chris and sally...tat was too kool!!!

Anjaan said...

Palakadu Poetry eh?

iyer education said...

~mukund~ pliss do... but dont forget the link aspect :) thank you very much

~d4u~ somethings are harsh realities... fellow relative iyers are inspiration for chris and sally :)

~anjaan~ what diff does it make if it was palakad or tiruchirapally eh?

Why Am I said...

poema ...autobiographya....hehe:P...yessss me is backkkk

Anita said...

Hi, I loved the poem the first time i read it , and of course I have to give you major kudos for being so creative. I'm sorry if my post upset you in anyway, but i changed it and i linked the webpage once again to your entry just the way you wanted it. I'll keep ur preference in mind next time I ever write a similar post. Thanx for signing my guestbook and good luck to you.
From the xanga page you visited
Anita