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What's for dinner?

Me to Brother : What's for dinner?
Brother : Thiru-puzhu-amudhu! (puzhu is worm in Tamizh)
Me : ?????!!!!! I have heard of Saathumudhu.. but what in Perumaal's name is thiru-puzhu-amudhu?
Brother : Maggi Noodles
Me : :)

ps. Not everyone might get this joke..sorry..

pps. this conversation happened a few months ago. for some strange reason, as reasons are always strange, remembered this just now!

Reader Comments (7)

occasional reader, first time commenter!

This cracked me up - and it is so APT! Maggi noodles shall henceforth be Thiru-puzhu-amudhu in our house as well!
(Yes, I am of the "persusaion" and understand the lingo"


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

neenga iyengar-a iyer-a?

Iyengar community thaan ellathukum oru '-amudhu' seppa.

naan oru smarthan.



October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahaha... I remember telling my friends negizh- amudhu, satha-mudhu, kara-mudhu and so on.. cant remember the rest.. thiru-puzhu-amudhu is awesome!! :)

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPreethi


I enjoyed this as well. So nice of you to share this conversation between you and your brother. LOL....You are humourous too!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBalaji S Rajan

M, it is really apt, isn't it?

SR, I am an Iyerangar..

actually we are Iyers, but have a heavy perumaal influence because our kula deivam is Gunaseelam Perumaal and both sides of the family have a very vaishnavaite bias.. Ramamurthy, ShanthaLakshmi, Narayanan, Sundararaman, Padmanabhan, Venkataraman, .... cannot count a single Siva or Muruga or Pillayar name in the immediate family..so guess that settles your question?

preethi, nandri

Balaji sir, my brother is very witty.. he just doesnt talk that much, but when he does.. .....


October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSundar Narayanan

From today your blog is named as "blog-amudhu"


October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

For a moment, I thought your brother was talking of the rice(with worms) available in bay area stores these days. But then, your brother is in India, right?

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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