Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Yet another trip to Konapet

By now you should know that if I vanish for days together, it is for yet another trip to my native village, Konapet. A few photos from this trip. I have written a detailed travelogue with more photos in my Tamil Blog. (Updating it once a year doesn't make me a regular Tamil Blogger).







14 comments:

Arun said...

Nice pics especially the header.

Dont you think it would be a nice setting for vodkathon legs dipped in the tank and glass of chill vodka after a hot day ....... nice.

Now if only we could find a way past the temple authorities hmmm.

Say what the worst you chettys do to each other if you get caught boozing at the temple tank?

Buy a years supply of Absolut for the whole village??

A fitting punishment dont you think.

Chenthil said...

Should have never become associated with a drunkard sindhi. Amongst chettiars, drinking is considered a taboo. And wait till the Hindutva brigade pounces on you.

Jeevan said...

beautiful photos:)

Anonymous said...

Chen,

be aware.
ppl are still in vodkathon hangover...

tilotamma said...

Like your blog's new 'get up'

ashok said...

now ur blog looks refreshing...

btw, r u still around konapet? if so give me a call...

Chenthil said...

Thanks Tilo, Jeevan.

Ashok, no I am back in Madras. If you go to Karaikudi (obviously you will), try to see this Koviloor, just a km away from Old Bus Stand

ashok said...

chen..I will visit koviloor.

Any other interesting places u can suggest around here?

Anonymous said...

Konapet, is one of the few beautiful villages in that part of India. Far from the madding crowd you can relax on the banks of Alaga Perumal Oorani. I grew up there in Konapet (studied in both chiina school and periya school) situated just in front of my ancestral house (dr. Padmanabhan's house) and my family lived there from 1930 till 2002. I have some good photographs to share. Write to me at athreya54@yahoo.com. Padmanabhan Malayappan.

athreya54 said...

Konapet is one of the beautiful villages in this part of Tamil Nadu. One can relax on the sides of AlagaPerumal Oorani for many hours. I grew up here, studied both in chinna school, and periya school located oppsite to my ancestral house (Dr. Padmanabhan's house). I have my friends, teachers and green memories living there in Konapet. Have some photographs taken in the year 2000. Write to me at athreya54@yahoo.com Padmanaban Malayappan, now living in Chennai.

Nagappan said...

Konapet - ya baby, there is one road by name Maullupatiyar Veedhi leading to this Oorani.
Ya i too got a ancestral property on this veedhi (street).

If you look Konapet as a seperate entity leaving human beings, ya it is a great / pleseant village. You can enjoy a lot.

But People there, ...shh, No big employment opportunities, they always do only thinnai talking (useless gossiping), Kurai Kuruthal (Complaining others), Vetti Peachu (Unwanted discussions), Vetti Jambam (Showing them too high platform), etc, etc,

I hate staying in Konapet.
If the need arises to be in konapet for marriages, i always try to push me out of konapet as early as possible.

Konapet, is my father's birth place (Native.)
But lot of people argue that my native is also Konapet. How Come it is possible. My Birth Place is Chennai & i am brought up in Chennai. I love Chennai a Lot. My Native is Chennai. (Konapet can be poorvegam, ancestral, origin thats it.)

I want to give credit to Chennai Only, where you have a sea breeze, etc, etc. REMEMBER CHENNAI GIVES YOU MONEY POWER THE VITAL FOR LIVING.

basheer said...

More happy to read about Konapet. I am basheer mouldup in SriSaraswathi High school in 1982 batch. Past 15 years life in Overseas. Now at New Delhi. Last week spend fewdays in Pudukkottai then brought family to Konapet and Vengalur also taken many photos.
Bye....

Sundara said...

I was born in Konapet and studied upto SSLC in Sri Saraswathi High School, Konapet-1949. I was the beneficiary of the munificence of Nagarathar community.
Recently, I visited Konapet after a gap of 60 years. still it exhudes charm. Though many old houses and the agraharam wear deserted look, the temple and the tank are enchanting.
The High School had stalwarts like Dr. Appadurai (Ka. Appadurai), Dr. M. Sundaram and Pulavar Thillai Govindan and the Maths.wizar G. Rajagopala Iyer and the strict disciplinarain Aravamudu Iyenger (who was fondly called "sudusothu ayyangar" by his loving students.
S. Krishnamoorthy

radha said...

Am looking for pupil / Student who studied under Mr. K. Subramani Iyer, at Sri Saraswati High School, Konapet. He was teaching History, between 1945 - 1948. Am also looking for students who studied at Ilayangudi high school, near paramakudi ( managed by Muslim Board) in 1949 - 1950. This reference given by my father Mr. Rajagopalan, chennai. Pls. contact kriss4me@gmail.com