Old is handy and real gold
(Based on the tamil write up சின்னச்சின்ன by Swaminathan Ramasubramanian )
We may be extremely ultra modern ,
But when we want to carry food to our relations,
When they are admitted in hospital,
WE always take it in the orange colour ,
Wire bag which lies unused in our house .
WE may have the most sophisticated car,
In our garage but , when urgently .,
WE need to buy , half a kg of Tomato,
We either walk or take a two wheeler.
Though the bureau of women are ,
Filled with Silk Saris costing thousands of rupees,
At home most of the time they prefer ,
To wear a two hundred rupees Sari or a nighty
Even though gents have costly suits , pants,
And ties , filled up in their wardrobe ,
At home they prefer to wear a dhothi,
Lungi, Pajama or shorts , for being comfy.
Though we are all extremely proud,
To live in the modern digital world ,
When some one dictates their address over phone,
WE only write it on back of used envelope.
Though we go for a party in a five star hotel,
And take a ten course meal with several dishes,
We feel comfortable only after we return home,
And take our usual buttermilk and rice.
Though we have purchased the , most costly ,
Imported Turkey towel which are indeed pretty ,
For drying ourselves after a bath ,
We prefer the kasi towel or Kerala Thorthu
Though we have stacked our homes with ,
Costly mops, , Tissue paper and dry tissues ,
When some liquid spills on our floor,
WE prefer to use the torn cloth hanging in the kitchen.
Though nowadays we go for pleasure trips,
To Europe, USA and the far eastern countries,
We feel homely and very pleased ,
Only when we reach back our usual home town.