Friday, July 8, 2011

MY VILLAGE - CHERUVATHNI

മൈ വില്ലേജ് ചെറുവത്താനി – കുന്നംകുളം

I WAS AT MY VILLAGE FEW DAYS AGO AND COULD STAY AT MY THARAVAADU. INTERACTED WITH MY REGULAR KIDDIES AROUND MY HOME. SOME FOTOS AND VIDEOS WERE PUBLISHED YESTERDAY IN MY BLOG. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK AND ENJOY.

http://voiceoftrichur.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_13.html

THIS MORNING ON MY WAY TO TRICHUR I COULD DROP IN ANU’S HOME. I HAVE BEEN TELLING HIM THAT I WOULD VISIT HIS HOME. BUT DUE TO MY LAZINESS AND UNHEALTHY SITUATIONS, I COULD NOT KEEP MY PROMISE.

BUT TODAY ALTHOUGH I AM UNWELL AND BEING HIS KIDS ARE T
HERE, I TOOK THE PAIN TO BE AT HIS HOME.

HE HAS TWO LITTLE KIDDIES. HIS FAMILY WAS VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE ME. THEY WERE LITTLE SAD AS I DID NOT TAKE ANY THING FROM THEIR HOME. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

I SAID I WILL HAVE IT NEXT TIME.
HIS DAUGHTER ANJANA IS VERY SWEET. I COULD TAKE HER FOTOGRAPHS AND THE LITTLE PRINCESS ANAMIKA DID NOT POSE ME FOR FOTOGRAPH. SO I HAD TO TAKE HER IN MY HANDS AND I DID TAKE TWO SHOTS. BUT IT DID NOT COME WELL AS THE FRONT CAMERA IS NOT GOOD IN RESOLUTION.

ANU’S MUM IS MY OLD FRIEND. HER HOME IS NEXT TO MY SCHOOL. MY SCHOOLING WAS AT PURANATTUKARA. WE WERE FRIENDS FROM CHILDHOOD.


ANU’S FATHER PAADU ETTAN WAS A HERO TO ME IN FROM CHILDHOOD. HE USED TO TELL US [RAVI, KUMARAN AND MYSLEF] THE STORIES OF MALAYASIA, SINGAPORE ETC.

PAADU ETTAN HAD BOUGHT A RADO WATCH TO HIS NEPHEW KUMARAN. THOSE DAYS ‘RADO’ WATCH WAS RARELY AVAILABLE IN KERALA. SO KUMARAN WAS A LITTLE PRINCE THOSE DAYS.

I HAVE LOT TO TELL ABOUT RAVI AND KUMARAN WHO WHERE MY CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. WE USED TO HAVE LOTZ OF FUN. IN THE EVENING WE GATHER IN THE VILLAGE POND [ERUKULAM] AND SWIM WITH THE CATTLES [BUFFALOS, COWS ETC.] RAVI AND KUMARAN WERE GOOD DIVERS BUT I WAS AN BEGINNER THOSE DAYS. BUT I COULD SWIM IN OTHER WORDS RAVI TAUGHT ME HOW TO SWIM.


WE DO UNDERWATER DIVING AND PULLED THE LEGS OF THE GIRLS IN THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE POND. THERE WAS TWO BANKS OF POND . WEST FOR GIRLS AND EAST FOR BOYS.

WE WERE FOND OF LOOKING AT THE GIRLS BATHING ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. SOME TIMES WE WILL SIT ON THE BUFFALOS AND DRIVE THEM TOWARDS THE BANKS OF GIRLS AND CUT JOKES WITH THEM.

THOSE DAYS WERE REALLY REMEMBERABLE TO ME. AFTER BROWSING THE ENTIRE POND UNTIL IT BECOMES RED COLOUR, WE WILL WIND UP OUR OPERATIONS AND MOVE TOWARDS A COFFEE SHOP NEARBY. WE CALLED THAT SHOP AS “CHEERU’S CAFÉ”.

WE WILL HAVE COOKED TAPIOCA WITH PAPPAD AND BLACK COFFEE THERE. BLACK COFFE IS SPECIALLY BLENDED FOR US. ITZ MADE WITH DRIED GINGER, PEPPER AND SHARKKARA. THIS COFFEE IS GOOD FOR HEALTH. ITZ SORT OF A HERBAL COFFE.

AFTER HAVING COFFEE RAVI AND KUMARAN [THEY ARE NEIGHBOURS AND RELATIVES] WILL LEAVE TO THEIR HOME AND MYSELF TO MY PLACE. THEIR HOME IS ABOUT 100 METERS FROM MY HOME.

THEIR HOMES ARE IN THE MID
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jegolvmoo_k/SjS8cmEhmPI/AAAAAAAAA2Q/tkL0Dql4dZ4/s320/hello+anamika-1.jpgDLE OF THICKLY CULTIVATED ARRECKNUT PALM TREES. I USED TO GO THERE OFTEN TO MINGLE WITH THEM.
THATZ THE WAY I BECOME THE FRIEND OF PAADU ETTAN. LATE PADU ETTAN IS THE PAPPAN OF KUMARAN AND RAVI. RAVI’S HOME WAS ADJACENT TO PAADU ETTAN’S HOME.

I HAVE LOTZ AND LOTZ OF MEMORIES ABOUT MY HOME LAND. THERE WAS NO TODDY SHOPS DURING MY CHILDHOOD AT OUR PLACE.
THE TODDY [COCONUT TODDY] WAS POPULAR THOSE DAYS. I WAS FOND OF DRINKING TODDY. TODDY WERE SOLD WITHIN THE HOMES OF
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jegolvmoo_k/SjS8cx6je-I/AAAAAAAAA2Y/GARUvG5tXEA/s320/paadu+ettan-1.jpgTODDY MAKER . TODDY IS PRDUCED FROM THE COCONUT TREES. THE MAKER HAVE TO CLIMB ON THE TREE, DO SOME EXERCISE THERE AND BRING THE TODDY FROM THE TREE. ITZ SWEET BEFORE FERMENTATION.

WE ALL ARE AT THE AGE OF 15-18. SO DRINKING TODDY WAS FORBIDDEN TO US BECAUSE OF OUR NATURE. BUT RAVI AND MYSELF USED TO DRIVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE VILLAGE AND HAVE TODDY THERE.

THOSE DAYS TO HAVE A CYCLE THAT TOO ENGLAND RALLY CYCLE WAS SOME THING GREAT. RAVI AND MYSELF HAD “ ENGLAND RALLY” CYCLES. AND THE NEXT ATTRACTIONS WAS TURLIN SHIRT AND THE LAST ONE IS A SEIKO WATCH.


WE HAD ALL THESE THREE. THEN WE ARE CONSIDERED AS BIG SHOTS.
I REMEMBER EVEN NOW THAT MY FIRST TURLIN SHIRT WAS BLUE AND RAVI’S LIGHT GREEN. WE ALSO HAD HABITS OF SMOKING. WHILE VILLAGE MEN SMOKE BEEDY WE USED TO SMOKE BRANDED CIGARATTES LIKE PANAMA, WILLS OR SCISSORS.

WHAT TO SAY WE HAD ALL THE GOOD HABITS* THOSE DAYS. IN ONE WAY WE CAN TELL U THAT WE HAD ENJOYED OUR LIFE IN THE CHILDHOOD. MY DADD WAS ABROAD AND MY FRIENDS WERE RICH ENOUGH AND WE HAD GOOD RESOURCES TO HAVE FUNDS.

AFTER TALKING ABOUT ANU, I HAVE LANDED UP IN MY CHILDHOO.

MY CHILDHOOD STORY CAN BE CONTINUED IF THERE ARE READERS………..

RAVI HAD GIRL FRIENDS AND WE WERE GEALOUS OF HIM. I WAS NOT AN EXPERT HUNTING GIRL FRIENDS. WHILE WE WALK TOGETHER MOST OF D GIRLS WILL B AFTER RAVI. HE WAS MUCH MORE HANDSOM AND LOOKED CUTE. HE HAD GOOD A GOOD THICK MOUSTACHE. I HAD NO ENOUGH HAIR GROWTH AND MY MOUSTACHE WAS NOT DARK ENOUGH. HE USED TO TELL ME TO USE BURNED MATCH STICK TO DARKEN. I DID THAT DURING HUNTING D BIRDS.

THERE Z LOT 2 WRITE ABOUT MY CHILD HOOD.


nb: THIS POST IN WAS PUBLISHED IN OTHER BLOG OF MINE ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THERE WAS NO MUCH VISITORS DER.

2 comments:

ജെ പി വെട്ടിയാട്ടില്‍ said...

WE ALL ARE AT THE AGE OF 15-18. SO DRINKING TODDY WAS FORBIDDEN TO US BECAUSE OF OUR NATURE.

BUT RAVI AND MYSELF USED TO DRIVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE VILLAGE AND HAVE TODDY THERE.

aanakkutty said...

dear jp

it is really interesting to see your english post.

here my children were very happy to
read your blog very first time.

please post similar posts occasionally.

appreciate if you can translate few of your nostalgic posts to english considering the kids living especially in europe and US.

i read your novel "kuttimaalu" and explained to my daughter. that novel is really interesting. why did you stopped writing that.

my husband read the post you wrote about your illness "parasthesia". if you could come over to london, we shall provide you free treatment.

what he thinks that your doctor did not have proper diagnosis.

wish you all the best.