Tuesday, October 03, 2006

"Hairy" Potter

"And what’s that Porcupine doing sitting on your head?" asked my roommate looking at my new haircut as others join him.
"Very funny. You are jealous because I look smart" as I say this even I can’t stop smiling and they break into a hysterical laughter.

Oh come on. What can I do if my hair looks like the lightening arrestors on the top of the buildings? Its been the same throughout my life and perhaps will be the same till I go ba(l)d. Infact it has been a part of my identity wherever I have been. Ask for Harish in the class and they will answer like "The one with the spikes on his head" or "Porcupine head" or "Dish Antenna" or "Brush mudi" and what all.

Ever realized that how young and vibrant we feel after a haircut? The immediate urge is to roam around and show everyone as "Look Dr. Jekyll is out and this is Mr.Hyde". I guess girls must be having a tough time in country like ours....atleast the ones I knew did. My cousin had a huge fight as she wanted to crop it short and my aunt was against it and it looked to me like WW3. Good heavens she didnt propose her original agenda to color it.

In my childhood days my mom insisted to get the summer haircut irrespective of the season around. It was more than getting your head shaved and less than grabbing the hair with your fingers. The best you look like is as if you are an inmate of some mental asylum. In recent years, once I was in a project where we worked continuously for 3 months and so I hardly noticed and before long I had horribly lengthy hair. My colleagues would start like "Hey Remo (from Anniyan)...which is the component you are using?". Poor Vikram would have died out of heart attack had he heard this. Worse was when I went home after 2 months my mom just looked as I rang the bell and said blindly "Oh these beggars. Now they have begun to enter the buildings as well. Po ppa..my son will arrive soon". I had to show my birthmark to make her believe that I was her dear son.

But the worse thing happened in my college. It was one day evening when we 4 friends got bored and were walking around. Suddenly out of nowhere a fight erupted between 2 of them and one of them challenged the other to get his head shaved bcoz this fellow had just done the same in his hometown. The next thing we realized was we were before a barber shop where 2 guys got their head shaved. 3 out of 4. And they were like "Dei Harish...you too join the party"

As if it was easy as joining the congress.It takes 3 bloody months to grow and you end up looking like a goon. But it fell on deaf ears. Finally we made a pact where the fate (?) would be decided with a spin of coin. Heads - Escape and Tails - gone. Needless to say that my luck with coin was worse than Harvey Dent. It was tails and off went the hair on my head.

Those from college would vouch for the fact that the Mechanical and EEE Dept staffs would always be branded Psycho dept because of their NICE staff. The next day we all 4 were in the same lab when our dear prof came and enquired "arisu (grrrrr)...ennapa...gang form pandreengala?". "No sir..Summer cut". He really got pissed off and went by. Aalavandaaan got released at that time and so all the 4 of us got some cooling glasses, and picked a knife which wouldn’t even cut butter and posed like KamalHaasan. Had Kamal seen those horrible pics he would have shelved Aalavandaan and quit filmdom forever.

As of now, I am happy with whatever is around. Because I have a bad feeling that in 3 to 4 years its gonna look as empty as the rocket launching grounds in Sriharikotta and I may have to resort to a Vin Diesel/Cho Ramaswamy cut to restore some dignity. Moral of the story: Be happy with whatever you have at the moment :-)

31 comments:

Sandai-Kozhi said...

:D LOL!Oh!Boy!Iam going through this with my son now.My husband is asking him to cut and this fellow is replying like this "appa,just because you don't have,don't be jealous.Let me grow"nu solli periya paratai thalaiyoda irukkan.-SKM

பொற்கொடி said...

hahaha spike hair naturala va!! kalakunga, parlour selavu micham pola!

R.E.B.E.L said...

Ever realized that how young and vibrant we feel after a haircut? -- Ok i just know the feeling.. In fact i get my hair cut once every 20 dys, tats bcos i get bored of the old hair style in 20 days! :-)

Aditi said...

Really funny.. i didnt know haircuts could be the cause of so much tension in men

Janani said...

Haircut le oru postaa... Never knew it had sucha great importance Lol

Krithika said...

hahahahah!!!cool!Awesome these lines wer
Harish...you too join the party"

As if it was easy as joining the congress.It takes 3 bloody months to grow and you end up looking like a goon.

and i thought the mane was always the girl's probs..anyways,the moral of the story is very diff to acheive :( and i'm amazed u have acheived it:)

Varsha said...

hehe too funny!!

Anonymous said...

Super cute!!! Loved the post... :)

Anonymous said...

Heheheheh wonderful post... I prefer a short cut with catchable hair on top and the gel makes me style the way I feel that day :) Its fun to play with the gel... :)

Anonymous said...

//"Oh these beggars. Now they have begun to enter the buildings as well. Po ppa..my son will arrive soon". // ROTFL

Soober :))
en paatiyum naa oorla avanga veetukku ponona ippidi dhaan "onnum illa po ppa..." sonnaanga...apparam kitta poi romba kashta pattu convince panninen naa dhaan avanga perannu... :)


spike hair naale soobernga...differentah irukkum...difficult to maintain though...

Iniyaazh said...

Hey Harish.. neenga kindal panna yaarume kedaikalaiya..Where have everyone gone? Adhunaala thaan ungala neengale kindal panreengala :)

Sema comedya irukku.. Oru hair cutku ethana importance irukkunu iniku dhaan therinchukitten.

indianangel said...

very good narration! mandaila enakkellam moolai valarudho illiyo neraya thalamudi valarudhu! ungalukku mullam pandri mudina enakku suruttai mudi, padadha paadu paduven daily thala vaara! :)

reborn said...

reminds me of childhood days when I used to have boycut .... feels really so good to have a haircut ..:) u have to experience to feel it ..

bindhu said...

Aaaga, my brother too is known as porcupine head and always gets scolded by my mother to get his haircut...

Haircut pannitu trimaaa irundha thaan ennavaam? Adhoda, I don't understand the logic behind "exam time, project time" growing of hair.

Karthik B.S. said...

Present sir!

Karthik B.S. said...

Oh these beggars. Now they have begun to enter the buildings as well. Po ppa..my son will arrive soon". I had to show my birthmark to make her believe that I was her dear son

sema comedy

nalla comedya ezhudhireenga!

Usha said...

adhu sari, ippolam anniyan style varudha mudila?? Illa oorla iruka 75% IT makkal madhiri prospective Chennai mottaimadiya? ;)

logic said...

ha haha..hey good one da..

Has to be me said...

Mom's dialogue catches the limelight fr me too! Did she really say that & mean it??! Guess she was just pulling ur leg! :)

Harish said...

@SKM
Appadi podu aruvaala

@Porkodi
Parlour selavu michama?Naan padara avsatai enakku thaane teriyum

@Rebel
Gosh...how r u able to afford that :-)

@Aditi
Funnily they are :-)

@Janani
Idu peruthaan verum kai vechchu muzham podradu

@Krithi
Do i have a choice :-)

@Varsha
Thanks yaar

@Prithz
Thanks a ton

@KK
Gela?Kuchi Kuchi a nikkadhu

Nanyaar? said...

I'm not sure if this is my first visit here, but you sure did make me laugh.

As the saying goes, "A Meery heart is like a medicine, but the broken spirit dries the bone".

Cheers,
Ny?

Harish said...

@Gopal
En pesa maateenga thalaivare :-)

@Iniyaazh
Yaarum kidaikalanga...apram orutara paathen..kaanadila :-)

@IndianAngel
Suruttai mudiya?Wow sema cute a irukkum

@Reborn
Very true yaar

@Bindu
Adu chumma bit. Manager kaetta "Romba tight Sir" nu bit poda vendiyadhu thaan

@Karthik
Thanks Thalaiva

@Usha
Chennaila avalavu mudi irundu naan patta avasthai irukkae...soli maaladhu

@Logic
Thanks Thalai

@HTBM
Kitta thatta pichaikaaran range ku thaanga avamaana paduteenaanga. Oorukku pona rendaavudu naal torture panni haorcut panna vechutaanga na paarthukongalen :-(

Harish said...

@Gopal
En pesa maateenga thalaivare :-)

@Iniyaazh
Yaarum kidaikalanga...apram orutara paathen..kaanadila :-)

@IndianAngel
Suruttai mudiya?Wow sema cute a irukkum

@Reborn
Very true yaar

@Bindu
Adu chumma bit. Manager kaetta "Romba tight Sir" nu bit poda vendiyadhu thaan

@Karthik
Thanks Thalaiva

@Usha
Chennaila avalavu mudi irundu naan patta avasthai irukkae...soli maaladhu

@Logic
Thanks Thalai

@HTBM
Kitta thatta pichaikaaran range ku thaanga avamaana paduteenaanga. Oorukku pona rendaavudu naal torture panni haorcut panna vechutaanga na paarthukongalen :-(

Harish said...

@Naanyaar
Welcome buddy
Wow...u enjoyed it? I am happy that I can make another soul happy :-)

nandoo said...

mottaikalin attakasam... still have those pics in my machine daa... nee deva...nair.. omi...suku..ella motta poteengale.. maraka mudiyaathu.. =))

Harish said...

@Nandoo
Adu oru azhagiya nila kaalam :-)

Latha said...

Hi Harish,
Saw ur blogs after long time yaar.
This is again a wonderful piece.Superb narration!!!!

raz said...

for a change... my mom welcomed when i got my hair cut short... we fight a lot coz she cant comb my hair or braid it properly! :) i got my hip length hair cut to shoulder length! :D me happy now

sush said...

cho ramaswammiya??ada pavi!!
hmm i had jus one cut - a blunt cut!throughout my childhood was the same thing,was kinda rebel wudn let my hair grow....

Harish said...

@Latha
Thanks yaar

@Raz
Oops..how many did recogonize u after the haircut :-)

@Sush
Oye..the opposite of my problem. I want to grow it long, but cant :-)

Heidi Kris said...

lol.. boys padathuku munadi Shankar shud have seen you ;) that devayanis brother would have got replaced i guess :P