Oct 11, 2009

Our Third Empire!

Off late Google [read Third Empire] is playing a very vital role in decision making session of my family members. For example, last week all of us, including my Gundu mama and Yo Uncle (If you are wondering who are they, then please read this. And ya, please don’t forget to comment! :D) were watching TV. Nothing great was on TV so I simply switched to a random music channel. A song started playing (unfortunately I don’t remember which one!)  And suddenly my dad made a statement!

Dad : Hmmm.. It’s been really long since I listened to Hariharan song. Such a nice rendition by him.

My mom gave him such a horrified look as if he told her that an alien from Pluto came to earth and gobbled up Hariharan as a revenge for removing its name from Planets list.

Mom : Oh please! Don’t insult Hariharan by telling that he sang this song and all (She is a major Hariharan fan)
Dad : Oh is it?! Then tell me who sang it?! It is Hariharan.
Mom : No, its not!
Dad : Ok then tell me who is it!
Mom : Wait I will tell you! I don’t remember this guy name now. He is that tall lanky looking guy!
Gundu mama : Its that guy! Shankar Mahadevan!
“Yo” Uncle : Eh Gundu! Its not Shankar Mahadevan!
Gundu Mama : Then who else!
Mom : Ayio.. I can’t remember his name.

She turned to me and asked me to help! Since I had no clue, I just rattled off my in depth knowledge on Tamil Industry singers.

Me : Karthik?
Mom : No!
Me : Unnikrishnan?!
Mom : No No!!
Me : SPB?!
Mom (Also a great fan of SPB) gave me such a threatening look as if she is going to push me down from the LIC building!

Me : Eh.. sorry.. came out in a flow! Naresh Iyer?!
Mom : No!!!
Me : Douglas Kennedy?!
Mom : Eh.. who is that?!
Me : He is a writer! I was just testing if you are really listening to me or not!
Mom : Hmph.. Ya! Krish! That’s it! Krish is the singer!

Dad and Gundu mama : NO!

Yo uncle looked at me – Uh huh! Fight is boring! Come we will go check out Third empire.
Thus we ended up in the front of comp and it turned out that some Belly Raj has sung the song. So the fight came to an end with everyone getting disappointed and myself and Yo uncle having a nice laugh!

Next day some other issue came up. This time it was the population of Chennai.

Dad : Would be around 3 to 4 crores.
Gundu mama : Cha cha.. Would be in lakhs!
Dad (with again a horrified look) Are you mad?! Ever visited T nagar during Weekends?! You cant even come out alive from that place, esp if it’s a festive season! And you are saying that Chennai population would be in Lakhs!?
Mom : 8 crores!
Dad and Gundu mama looked at each other and started laughing!

Yo uncle, who was happily sitting on sofa with a book turned to me and said: Comp is on! Go consult the third empire!

I googled and found out that its 4.34 Million. The reactions?! Don’t even ask about it!!!


soin said...

bah soon all 'facts' will be determined by google..you see what google allows u too see.. aiyo they are taking over the world..cheekrama yethavathu pananum..free

Priya Vinay said...

great post..
Google is definately making researching a bit too easy... :)
I gather you are a true blue chennaite :)

nan said...

hahaha!had a good laugh to beat away monday morning blue!!!! ad who the hell is Belly Raj?!!?!!!

Anonymous said...


all hail the third empire!! :D

hitch writer said...

Oh you wouldnt believe... every argument in our house or debate is settled via Google !!!!! lol...

lovely lovely post !!!!!! this is one of your best !!!

thomas said...

Can't blame your mom. She might have thought Chennai, being one of the largest cities in the country might have just about 1% of the total population in the country. By comparison with Chennai my city seems to be scarcely populated with about 0.8 million. ;)

Vishnu said...

i seriously envy ur family.. sema kalai it seems.. SPB?? cmon.. u shd be pushed off the lic building..
douglas kennedy.. lol..

as said.. google is god..

Anonymous said...

We do it too! Rely on google for everything!

Where have you been btw?! I deleted blogs, started a fresh one... all sorts of rubbish.

chocolate lover said...

hehe nice ;p lol

keep blogging

Arun Kumar said...

hanh... i too thot it must be in crores...

ur family scene is like ebing in a seinfeld show... lots of situation comedy !!!

Srivatsan said...

the song in discussion should be kangal irandal from subramaniapuram..

and I can't do right click in your blog..what have you done..it seems you're going to dethrone the third empire!:-o

Anonymous said...

Srivatsan, if you disable javascript on the page, I think you can right click. The author has included some code in the page (javascript)to prevent right-click. Probably she's interested in security of her page/blog!

@Thoorika: Lol about the whole thing, even my mom wants me to google a few recipes, not singers though. Like they show in the matrix Google is slowly becoming "The Oracle" !

Ashtung said...

"google devo bhava"

Thoorika said...

Gee Soin! Stop gettin hyper!! :D Take care!

Thoorika said...

Nah.. cant say that am a true blue chennaite! But still Home sweet home! :) Take care Priya!

Thoorika said...

Who knows! He sang that kangal irundhal song !! Am replying to you on one Monday morning and its boring Nandhini! :(

Thoorika said...

Lolz! Yeah Leo! :D Take care

Thoorika said...

Thank you so much Hitchy!!! Take care :)

Thoorika said...

0.8 million?! Yeah.. You are right!! :D Take care Thomas!

Thoorika said...

SPB was slip of my tongue! No need to push me off from building!! Me pavam!! :( :D Take care Vishnu!!

Thoorika said...

Yup Ki! Am following your new one. Don't delete this one!! :) Writers block kidnapped me :P So only I was missing all this while! Take care

Thoorika said...

Thank you very much chocolate lover! Keep visiting! :)

Thoorika said...

Yeah Arun! Comedy runs in my family :D Take care

Thoorika said...

Yup! My tiny efforts! :P Take care Vatsan!

Thoorika said...

Dude you have to tell him how to do that stuff here in the comments section itself?! Then whats the point of me putting up the code!!! Grrr... ! Do you work for Third Empire?! :D Take care !

Thoorika said...

LOlz Ashtung! Take care :) Thanks for commenting! Keep visiting!

Anonymous said...

Thoorika, me no google worker, me just a salesman :D

Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAH!! Funny Family with Super serious discussion :)

P.S.Me following you !!

Sweet Addiction said...

woowww. made me laugh.. its so nice to talk with family members gather together :D

Thoorika said...

@ Ironmonkey!

No sales allowed on my page! :D

Thoorika said...

Thanks Princess!! :)

Thoorika said...

@ Sweet Addiction!

It always is :) Keep visiting!

Anonymous said...

never sold anything now, did we :P

soin said...

hyper?? i guess i should hold up a sarcasm sign every time i mean it..free

Digital D said...

Hey good one!!!
been long time da! how r ya!!
hey mail me ok! need to consult n get few ideas from u!!
take care!


priyadharshini said...

I like the 2 uncle characters. They really do spice up life a lot, dont they..

*Shreya* said...

hahahhahahaahahahah whaaaaaata family =D


Google, well its one window that is open on my desk AT ALL TIMES!!


Thoorika said...

Hey priya :)

You bet, They do :)

Hey Shreya :)

Thanks a lot!! Obvi its open on everyone's desk I guess!! :D

Anonymous said...

ooooo wat all we get to seeeee!