Jun 17, 2012

R.I.P. Kathryn / Karen !

And bye bye Wisteria Lane!! Yesterday was the last day of 'Desperate Housewives' in India. What a way to end it ! Though I had heard about what happens to one of the DH's (Susan), what I saw a few hours ago was so moving beyond my imagination. It was not the life of one of the entitled four but the death of someone else that was the unforgettable final episode. Watch it here:

I learnt while re-watching this climax in youtube that Ms. Kathryn, who played the role of Karen McCluskey in DH, died early this month, just 20 days after the screening of the last episode in the US. in this one terrific song, the death of a true friend & wife, the birth of a baby marking the grand-motherhood of two of the DH's, a Wedding, a reunion and a new love were all emotionally captured. Lastly, what a song by Johnny Mathis!! Watch it with its beautiful lyrics:

Jun 13, 2012

Parental Love

Surya is celebrating this week's NVOK as 'Fathers' Week', which was natural to expect from him after his 'Vaaranam ayiram'. While thinking about it, I was reminded of 'I love you Daddy' which he used to say often in V.A. Now, the qn. I got was, "How to say that in Tamil?" The thought spread to "How to convey in Tamil, love between any two non-romantic relationships? Nesikkiren? Turns out that even that is used more for romantic love than non-romantic love.

Do I have to do it again? 'Anbu' is such a very commonly used word used for it, but that is a noun. Why not verbalize it? AnbikkiREn sounds right, doesn't it? Google shows no results for it. So this sunday, please wish your dad
உங்களை மிகவும் அன்பிக்கிறேன் அப்பா. தந்தையர் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள் !! ('Ungalai migavum anbikkiREn AppA. Thandhaiyar dhina vaazhthukkaL!') . :-)