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!!!