Ela Pottaachu by Anand

Blog post by Anand Kumar For any Tambrahm worth his or her uppu, the phrase “Ela Pottachu” must immediately ring a bell or rather Getti melam!!! For, in any function one attends these days from Kalyanam to Poonal to Shastiaptapurthi to Sadhabhishegam or even Sasthapreethi the otherwise sober mamas and mamis, take a different avatar

Kalyanama??? – En Terms & Conditions Apply!!! by Anand

Blog post by Anand Kumar These days, in many TamBrahm households, with girls of marriageable age, the parents are gripped with tension – “Ivalukku kaala kaalathula kalyanam aaguma”??? On the other side, in households with boys of marriageable age, the parents are also gripped with tension in fact more tension – “Ivanukku intha jenmathula kalyanam

Maami, the match maker by Praveen

Blog post by Praveen Krishnan In what can be termed as the most orthodox form of arranging a marriage, the match making process is tied to fate rather than love.  Though the conservative image of India is changing, arranged marriages still form the most popular way of tying the knot.  Speculation and analysis fills the

A Guide to Tackling the TamBrahm Wedding Feast! by Srini

Blog post by Srinivas Krishnaswamy  Let’s start off with a quiz on TamBrahm wedding feast  What’s the most important reason for attending a TamBrahm wedding? No prizes for guessing! It’s the TamBrahm wedding feast. To hell with the groom and the bridegroom. Are TamBrahm wedding feasts free for guests? Every business transaction requires an investment from

When Kanjeevaram meets Patiala by Anand

Blog post by Anand Kumar ‘2 States’ is a movie from Karan Johar’s stable which went on to be a part of the hallowed 100 crore club. In this movie which is incidentally based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel with the same name, the hero – a Punjabi falls in love with a Tambrahm girl. The

The Hunt by Karan

The moment you hear this, you must be having a picture of a guy in khaki shirt and pants having a gun and pointing at you (someone like Shikari Shambhu) 😀 But,  I’m going to break your heart. I’m going to write about the hunt the parents do for their daughters when they reach a

Marriage made in Mottai Maadi by Ramya

Blog post by Ramya Ramaswamy Ramya is a wedding invitation designer (www.kards.in). She designs funny and creative invitations that shows a couple’s story through detailed illustrations. Being a TamBrahm herself, she connects and resonates especially with other TamBrahm stories. This is one such story of a chamathu TamBrahm couple who would have never gotten married

Wedding Scenes by Vishnu Priya

Blog post by Vishnu Priya Ramesh Wedding is a lovely platform for achieving greater heights. It’s a strong basement which gives rise to even stronger building of life. Yet one can witness many funny scenes in a Tambrahm wedding. Given are the ones which attract/anger/entertain me in a Tambrahm wedding. Advice sessions: There will be

The TamBrahm Tamasha by Vatsalya

Blog post by Vatsalya Balasubramanian Where is it? Everything looks the same to me. Where am I? I stop by the sidewalk to enquire. Everyone whisks past me with intent expressions on their faces. No one is free. Ah! there is a man in a lungi lounging across the pavement. He leisurely smokes a beedi blowing

The TamBrahm-Bong Kalyanam-Bibaha by Venkatraman

Blog post by Venkatraman Subramaniam Disclaimer: TamBrahms are also like Kamal Haasan from Viswaroopam – “I am a hero, I am villain!” This post highlights both the sides of namma manusha. All characters and events depicted in this post are NOT entirely fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is NOT coincidental.