Tam Brahm, thank you ma’am!

Lol, this is very cliche but cute nonetheless. Jay, Tam Brahm for everrr! lol.
An Iyer’s Life…..A time line of Iyer life

Age: 6 Months

All these mamas and maamis have come here…
For a grand welcome of their new born fellow Iyer…
And my parents will feed food to me with a ring…
And give me a name long enough for you to sing….
(Thirunelavelli Krishnamoorthy Venkataraghavakrishna Doraiswamy Dixitar Iyer….. ,
but will simply call me Dorai!)

  Age: 10 years

  Topping my class is an inborn talent I possess
(We are an exception)
Teachers & relatives, whom I never fail to impress
Daily dose of idli, tamarind chutney; dosai, sambar; rice and curd
Who on earth do you think will not turn into a nerd…….. (hehe)

Age: 22 Yrs

(Just after graduation.. . preferably Electronics Engineering)

Yipeee Yipeee Yipeee… I completed my BTech in IIT…
Also got a call from Infy….Ya right…Narayana Murthy…
( Proud fellow…Southie ! )
Up & Away to Bangalore by the next morning flight…
And then someday to USA…Yay Yay Yay…Onsite. ..
(You are right… rhyming no?!)

Age: 26 Years

(Single status in USA)
  It has been four long years since I have come here… 
But have not met a single girl ready to come near…
Here in United States I thought I’d get laid…
Down came crashing, the plans that I’d made…

Age: 30 Years
(8 yrs Onsite, somewhere in USA)
 I miss my sambar rice and the tasty thair saadam (curd rice)
I will speak to Amma to find me a homely madam…
I will leave for Thirunelavelli on a 30 day leave…
And come back with a Maami right up my sleeve…

   Age: 45 Years
   (Still onsite, we think)
I have two kids, but there is a gripping fear…
Both of them have no signs of being an Iyer…
Krishnaswamy & Sreelakshmi I named them fondly…
But the only names they respond to are Kris & Sally…

Age: 60 Years

(retire hogaya baap)am back to Thirunelavelli with my ever faithful wife…But my kids stay in the US and think I don’t have a life… Tirupati, Guruvayoor, Shabarimala – all we’ve been to…Sun TV is our faithful friend which we always turn to…

  Age: 75 years(Now everything seems impossible)Ayyayyo, what happened to all my dreams? They have all simply turned into screams.Children have already married and divorced thrice,Playing with our grandchildren would’ve been nice.Left with us are only aches and pains,Life is full of only losses, with no gains. Are we going to be the last of the brilliant Iyer generation?To our children, tradition and culture are only a botheration!
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