Saturday, January 07, 2012

The yearend, Thane

Hope it was a wonderful beginning for every one of you this year and it’s been two weeks since I posted something and I was almost away from online and because of cold and cousins visiting home and laptop problem I couldn’t get interest to post anything even got chances to do. The New Year eve went off peacefully and pleasantly at home through cutting cake at mid-night and tuning songs to share the joy and calling some dear ones on their asleep… parents did a visit to our street end Pillaiyar temple for the mid-night special worship, and it dawned for us between the crackers sound and kids screaming a lot at neighbor, wishing happy new year.
New Year Cake
The news channels helped in understanding the joy across the country by reporting from every city’s hub about the ongoing celebration and this time we get to realize the new year eve was partially joy since it was the second day of the Thane cyclone that unturned the Puducherry and Cuddalore district to immense destruction. First time we get to see the terrific face of the cyclone and thanks to the media that reporting every aspect of the cyclone and its devastation from time to time and understanding its progress that sent almost trees to fall in this district which had been the major hub for cashew and jack fruit cultivation which is internationally renowned for these.

We can’t take it easily when people says that almost trees of cashew and jack fruit lost their places and it will take minimum 15 year to begin its next cultivation if the trees are replaced by plants now. I had been to both these places and know the wealth of the greenery and one can smell the fragrance of cashew nuts frying once across the Panruti in Cuddalore district and in decades this is the first time a strong storm windblown and make people feels that tsunami is better than cyclone that it only affects life that close to shore but cyclone strikes across the land and goes interior until it gets weak.
mom's kolam
(mom's kolam)
The Thane also left it foot prints on Chennai’s shores creating transparent changes at the beach fronts; where waves pulled in and throwing away the sands makes it feel minimize in distance between sea and the shore. The night before cyclone crosses ashore, the wind was blowing very strong here like unlike before and we were kept checking news often the day and night on its progress. The cyclone also reminded the tsunami to too many as both the disasters happened at same period of the year-end; we all wish the New Year brings new hope to those affected by cyclone and restore back to normality soon. But the immense lose of trees is inconsolable… in the era of planting more trees to restore the environment this tragedy has increased the burden.

10 comments:

kalaiselvisblog said...

Happy New year Jeevan... am sure dis year brings u lots of happiness, wealth, health & dreams come true...

amma's kolam is so nice... my mother too is good in putting kolams.. i learnt 4m her still learning...

nice 2 c ur post buddy... get well soon.. cake looks yummy...

thane... wat u have said is exactly rite... its very sad to see their worries in medias....

Ramya Ranganathan said...

happy new year Jeevan..

colourful pics... and regarding Thane, its hight time we learn that more than emerging flats/plots out of the agricultural land, we need trees!

Ponniyinselvan said...

yes,
for some its tsunami, for some its Thane and for me its bike accident on 26.08.2005.
Its fate or Nature.Man becomes victim of such incidents and accidents and has to face lifelong sadness.
Lets hope for the best.
karthik+amma

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Oh yes, Thane decided to pay us a visit and made it a wet one this time around! But we did have fun, nevertheless!

Wishing you the very best this year, Jeevan.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Hope this year brings more happiness and cheer!

Shreya said...

Happy new year :) May this year brings lot of happiness and success. :)

monu said...

Happy new yr!! Your mom's kolam is beautiful!!

Krishna said...

nice post..

photos are beautiful

thane, is also affected in trivandrum, 5 lives lost...

Jeevan said...

Kalai – Thank you so much for your best wishes... hope it was a wonderful year ahead for you too. The cyclone was very cruel this time esp. on trees that hold many a future. Thanks for the regards on mom’s kolem :)

Ramya – Thank you and you’re right about the need of trees. Already man has destroyed many trees, as part nature has done its cruel.

Ponniyinselvan – some incidents hurts lifelong as it is a moment’s event and people will not forget this thane’s thandavam.

Rakesh – Yes, life has to go on which is better and a best change itself. Thane has taught us something which we won’t forget but will learn life to rise up. Thank you

Rahul Bhatia – Thank you sir!

Shreya – Thanks a lot for your wishes :)

Monu – Thank you dear. Hope it was a wonderful year for you and your family :)

Krishna – Thank you. Oh it’s powerful to hit there too?!

eden said...

Happy New Year, Jeevan!

All the best for 2012.