Joined: 19 January 2006
Updating the new Bandham and Surya serials in 2006 was the start. I was amazed by the encouraging posts I received inspiring me to write more. How can I forget aanaa, caryn, dasa1, fluidd, giriadimai, jeni, jigglypuff726, madhumitha, meli , patraj, rimasen, rojapoo, rooparanganath, Seetharamanath, serial123, suenair,Suram, Uma Shanmugam, usha pooja', Sri, Kavitha, Kasturi, spain, bluegal, neelambari, ziyana, etc (sorry If I forgot any names'
More and more threads were opened by members. It was too crowded all in one section. We never had a moderator for our section. Simi_1 was a cool Viewbie and was managing our section well. I always approached the GM Sangeeta for any help. She would happily hear my request and do the needful too without any hesitations.
Sangeeta one day asked me whether I was willing to be a moderator'.? I replied "Yes" loud and clear. From then onwards'.I spent hours and hours communicating with some admin people asking for a separate channel for us. Sree was the main person who played a major role in getting this Tamil Section for us. Endless Pms, emails, msn chats and telephone calls between me and Sree, and finally on the 5th of April 2007 we moved to this new home'and members told.." from a hut to a mansion and we can easily get lost here"
Within a short time many dedicated updaters like netra_rama, bluegal, eljay, spain,swash2, kams123, chellamma and many others came forward( too many to name). I would like to thank all the past and present updaters for their time and dedication in maintaining the threads of all the serials with their prompt updates.
I remember the day when we tried the uploading of "Sun TV" logo on the website ' and creation of separate threads for each of the Tamil serials. Dasa1 rendered me a helping hand in shaping up all the sections. We both had endless discussions regarding the new section. Our incessant interaction with Sree, Vijay, Sangeeta and others have led to the immense growth of the Tamil section and its exposure among viewers. One member had made the banner and few others organized memorable online functions/parties. Our crazy creator Rojapoooo started opening threads after thread writing comedy Kalakkals along with Giriadimai, patraj and me. Kavita ravi started the recipe thread which became so popular.
Like the mountain stream, though it started small, it started gathering momentum by way of recognition of the portal from the Tamil audience- people started taking keen interest- we started getting new members every week.
From being part of the bigger portal, we branched off into a separate channel itself. In order to meet the administrative needs we have introduced our first set of Viewbies dasa1, patraj and meli. Later on our team grew with added viewbies, giriadimai and bluegal and cool viewbie rojapoooo, the latest addition being netra_rama, mathiazhagi, khadambari and jasunap. I am very happy to work with my team members who are very supportive and I take this opportunity to thank them all from the bottom of my heart.
Some members gave birth ,and some got married
we celebrated those events.
An active member (Vinu) died and we all were there
consoling each other and the family of departed one.
Netra had organized the first IF meet for Malaysian IFians'
which was praised so much here.
I had an opportunity to interview the popular stars of Bandham, Deepak and Preethi Srinivasan which were broadcast on our Retero Radio and they are still available in the archives of podcast. Due to our reach and the improving audience rating of Bandham, we saw the joining of stellar members from the TV serial Industry such as Deepak, Kabilan, Preethi, Guru Baran, Sakshi Siva & Sathish and others who on occasions participated in our online chat and discussions.
We have come a long way-while remembering that this is our favourite baby
(you keep on feeding at all hours and get only a smile in return, right?) we promise to keep working while being proud of the fact that we are a force to reckon with for the Tamil TV serial producers.
Soon our section will have an additional moderator "meli" and two viewbies (nithyamkv & smlaksh). Advance congratulations to all of them.
Meli's contribution to our section deserves a special mention. From day 1, meli is seen to be a hard and dedicated member with "cool" poise devoid of any emotional outburst or getting upset while resolving issues in our sections. Such hard work is always appreciated, and is needed for the growth of this channel and I am sure that Meli feels immense satisfaction too. I am sure that you all will show the same support to meli too.
Another person deserving a special mention is the inimitable T Bhaskar who was/is our "Good Samaritan" -always there for us in difficult times. He spent his precious time discussing with some of the members to solve some issues.
Finally, my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Vijay, Sree, Sangeeta, Jayshree, Indra, Priya Nair, Minnie, and other DT members of IF.
Buddies, I thank you, for your support, warmth and appreciation. It wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank you.
God Bless India-Forums and all of us.
First of all, I would like to wish you all a very happy second anniversary.
It seems just yesterday that this section started and today its two years old. Time really flies doesn't it??
Tamil is one language that I cant speak or even comprehend. Even though the topics for discussion here are foreign to me, the members discussing them are not! This very Tamil section has gifted me some great friends, who have always stood by me and have gifted me some very memorable moments. The love and friendliness that I have received from you all, I will always cherish. Lets hope that this bond of friendship always stays strong.
oday, I would like to thank you all for being such wonderful people. Its members like you who have made the section bright with your valued contributions.Wish you all many more anniversaries and may you continue to have a wonderful time at the Tamil section and enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Good Luck and God Bless!!!
Walked into Kasturi home, and was welcomed warmly by patraj another lovely viewbie, Hosanna, loyal fan of vaathu , Sue Nair, the one n only IF chechi . Had so much of fun and laughter and then came another member Eljay, oh sweet dear Eljay with her witty remarks on the characters . Noticed another sections at Kasturi's tread TMS... umm thought for few days and just sneek in for a preview shock to see only 4 members there... shiva, vani, isaitamil and giriadimai Giri did all she could to make me participate in TMS But i guess the paachai maatai was the sole reason of me particpating there, found a beautiful lovely sister there .
Days went on with so much of fun in IF, live is wonderful being here. Meeting everyone here, saying hi and hello's, receiving and replying pm's On April 2008, was offered the post of Viewbie. Happy and continued contributing to IF and having so much of fun laughter. All sudden one day decided, why only pm's and phone calls? Lets meet up Yes, The first and Only IF Meet, on 18.10.2008, Caryn, Karthi, Sue, Hosanna, Vani, Roja and me The first time met was mindblowing and so much fun laughter. Did not end there as it continued more with lunch, dinner, clubbing
IF has thought me many things ... ive learn lot of things. Being humble, forgiving, kind to others, light hearted. giving out without expecting nothing in return, independent, responsible, caring .. and the list goes on
I've gain the most valuable relation, a lovely wonderful relation that i had desire since small, the relation that i found here, that person had thought me many things, indeed has became part of my life and family now and stands by me always . Lost one wonderful listener, vinu who patienly listens to my polambals, and still waiting for one lovely friend Preeth_r, who promised to return back and im still waiting. My very first buddy in IF.
Thank you for your patience,
Thank you for your love
Thank you for taking this walk with me.
I may not be able to tell you anymore
Because the words I want to say
Just won't come out.
But always know that I love every moment being here
I landed here in IF because of my interaction with Atina. When I became a member, I was a bachelor, then married and this June I am going to be a father*. Not only had I grown up along with IF in the last two years, but also so much progress has happened in both lives. I am starting my own production unit and shortly you will be all seeing serials made by us. I will keep you informed of the progress.
I take this opportunity to thank you Atina since I am able to see and feel myself the appreciation among my fans. Thanks for your continuous support.
I was thrilled to give interview in 2007 to Atina who is liked by the whole Bandham team ' Apart from Atina, I had a chance to meet Bluegal in Singapore when I visited Singapore. Thanks to all the updaters like atina, dasa1, spain, bluegal and other new updaters.
Once again I congratulate Atina for your promotion as Channel moderator and to IF for celebrating the Second Anniversary.
I and my wife Shivaranjani request you all to pray for the safe delivery of our baby. Pl suggest if possible, some good Sanskrit names (both for boy and girl).
I of course remember you atina and all the postings you made in india-forum.I am waiting for my story to start in kalyanam before i start posting messages again in india-forum.
my IF id is deepak_dinesh.congratulations on the splendid work you and the rest of the team have done in IF.keep up the good work and i will write again regularly.
Memories down the lane
I joined IF in year 2007. I was looking for Selvi updates and I landed in two websites one of which IF. I joined both the websites and was marking down the pros and cons of both websites.
Finally IF won my interests for various reasons, and I gave up the other website and stuck with IF for last 2 years.
When I joined, Simi_1 was the Cool Viewbie (or was she a moderator). Anyway, whatever she was, she gave me a warm welcome. Then later, I met up with Pat, Dasa, Loka, Meli, Atina, Serial123, Roja, Sue, Jasunap, Kavitha and others. These are some of the people I met initially
Then there was Sri and not knowing he is a young chap, I sort of bullied him. (sorry again Sri). Sri was very active that his post ran up to 7000 points in matter of few months. Amazing. He had his own shop of 'Avatar' and signatures. Once he started attaching all this in his posts, then everyone started to do it. He left for a while and then came back coz he missed us as much as we missed him. He came back twice and matter of months, his posts ran higher than anyone of us.
Giri and Kams123 joined IF at the same time and they gave a big Blast in Anandham. After they joined the Forum was more lively and more participation in all the threads. They were full of laughter and real wicked. Seriayana Galatta. I remember all these, coz they are also one of the reason, I gave up the other site. Hahahaha''' Forum was boring initially and there was not much of discussion and usually just the basics only. Credit should go to them for the thread came alive. Then time for Kams to leave. She could not participate because she started to work and now the latest we heard, she is married and settled in US. Even though Kams123 has left, it did not stop Giri from giving us her galatta and this was joined by Roja who made everyone laugh with giddiness. I know I really did!!!
Then there was Bonheur, Jiggs, Chellamah, Ditty, Bluegal, Kutty Simbha, Supree, Tamilselvi, Usha, Shalinikanth, Netra, Ambi, Fluidd, Vinu, Nallu, Madhu, Jagdu, Vsur, Aralyn, Eljay, Hosanna, and many more. (If I have left some names off, it was not intentional. Sorry. ) Few of these people have become my very good friends. We PM each other from time to time. Some came and went. Some stayed on. Some come occasionally because of their commitment. Some did not like it, and some did. Some got banned and some got warning.
We had good moments and we had bad moments. Some got nicknamed (remember this gals'. Sambarsatham maami) and some left in huff. Some stated this is home away from home. I cannot speak for others, but for me, I had good time here, frustration time, bad time, loss time etc. But weighing between good and bad, the good times were more than the bad. It is a life experience. Be it in internet or life itself.
Announcement were made in the Forum. Some of the good news were, Rhodes gave birth to baby boy, Netra's giving birth to Kaesh, Kams got married, Fluidd got married, promotion of some to Viewbies and Coolbies. Some of the bad news were demise of Vinuthsari. Poor Vinu, she is one bubbly and jovial person who made us laugh with her logic. Kavitha's mum passing away. This resulted in Kavitha leaving IF for good due to personal reasons. Kavitha's recipes were simply best. We, not only celebrated our birthdays here, but celebrated our buddies' children's birthday here, like Pat's and Supree's. We also came to know about these children's talents, like Supree's daughter in baking.
I even managed to convince my sister to join this forum instead of other forum. Nobody knew we were sisters. Infact we did not know each other's ID. Until one day Meli found out. Hahahaha''. Then we found out PMs are going around to others to be careful of us. Hahahaha''. That was a good one. We are nice people you know. Until you cross us. Ask anybody who knows us. We are force to reckon with.
The best of all I saw, the changes that happened in IF. How much Tamil Section has improved. Tamil Section has more space, there were changes to the format, things became more structured, we could access IF with a greater speed. When I joined, it is about serial only. Later, it extended to Fun Topics, Other Topics and Kollywood Masala. Under these topics, we exchanged ideas like recipe, general knowledge, jokes, Kalakkals, Avatar shops, MOTW, SOTW, about Kollywood, movies, interviews with Chinna Tirai etc. etc. We are even having crew members from serials joining us like Satish, Preethi, Gurubaran and others. I could go on and on.
All the changes and achievements were made possible by one person only and that the credit should go to none other than to our Channel Moderator Atina. I know some Viewbies had a helping hand but I know for sure, she had worked hard day and night until early hours of morning to achieve where Tamil Section is today. Thanks Atina.
Special mention to Vijay and T. Baskhar for giving space and freedom to Tamil Section.
Congratulations and Happy 2nd Birthday to India Forum. May you grow to better heights.
Until then, I-F was just a place for me to share my craze for my fav shows. I wasn't personal friend of any member.That is how I've always been, see. Am not somebody who dies for friendship, I like it best when I'm in the company of myself. But the Tamil section gave me sooo many. First Leena, then meli, then Serial 123. It was around the time that I realized that the section wasn't a very active one, nd I set forward to make things better. I opened the MOTW thread, making Leena the first MOTW. That pissed off a few, I know because Leena had been MOTW before!!! Caryn, do you remember? Soon, she became my friend.
And then when I was made MOTW, I think that was when I got to meet Sue chechi and Hosanna. Such lovely ladies!!! Hosana posed some real tough Qs, and she even shared it with her students.
Kabee was the next one'I wanted many siggies, and that was when I came around the Siggy shop, and WOW, Kabee did SUCH grt jobs with the siggies. And she became a CLOSE friend. Where are you, dear??? No replies to the PM!!!
And then, after some time, the SOTW came around, and If I remember right, it was meli's brainwave. I loved the idea, and errr'I don't remember who the first SOTW was, but tht got me to know more members better. I remember how, after Karthika was made SOTW, Caryn once forgot to log off and Karthika made a post in her name and sent me a PM regarding it and I asked her 'but WHO is your sister???' LOL!!!!Seriosuly, I had no idea until then, sorry!!! And soon, Karthi was in my friend's list.
I remember Jasunap used to send me PMs regarding her choices of SOTW, and once she asked me to make Ambi to next one and I asked her 'who???' and she said 'Ambi, Kadhambari..she's a new entrant''and soon Ambi became a close friend.
Did Netra come in b4 or after that?? Before, yeah. Lol, this non-stop talker caught my attention with her first post I saw. And she was soo caring all the time. A real gem!!!
I seriously love reading the chat thread. I've never been much of a 'talker', though, a speaker I am., so would rather stay out of it, or else you'll get to know how boring I am. But he way you guys interact with each other amazes me!!!
We celebrate birthdays , we celebrate each other's achievements, I think ours is the only section which does all that. The rest of them are all matter-centric. That makes us special, I guess. I hope to take forward out friendship, for years to come'with all probability, U'll all get personal invitations for my marriage(Caryn, I changed my mind!!)
God made the world with a heart full of love,
Then He looked down from Heaven above,
And saw that we all need a helping hand,
Someone to share with, who'll understand.
He made special people to see us through
The glad times and the sad times, too;
A person on whom we can always depend,
Someone we can call a friend.
God made friends so we'll carry a part
Of His perfect love in all our hearts.
I stumbled upon IF when i wanted to know about Naga's serial ending ..N then slowly i started reading the various forums as it was interesting to discuss abt them and also the never ending opparis and illogical things tht were portrayed in serial... All the Ifians were very friendly and this got me glued..It was great to discuss our opinion and slowly i started updating serials and discussing earnestly abt them..It was a good platform to express my thoughts and views abt the various things that were being depicted in these serials...
IF kept me busy and I used to log in to chk if some1 had commented abt my post..n slowly i had become addicted to it..It is on the whole a pleaure to be a part of IF
I live in the US. Couple of years ago, my mother-in-law visited us to help us out with caring for our first son. We had subscribed SUN TV for her benefit. It is at that time she got us hooked on to some of the tamil serials like Kolangal and Anandham. After she left, we unsubscribed SUN TV as we don't get much time to watch. But since we were hooked on to the serials, we were curious to know how the stories were progressing. Thanks to India forum, we have been able to catch up on the stories although we don't have to spend so much time watching the serials.
IF is a great place. Folks here are so friendly. We don't just share the stories, but also personal feelings. If any of the members have an issue, everyone comes together to help as best as we can. As time progressed, we grew as a family.
I benefited a lot from the recipies section. Thanks to this section, I am now a better cook. Kavita and the others have been a great inspiration to me.
I used to visit the forum every few hours, especially to get a break from a stressful day at work. Unfortunately, work caught up and I don't get much time to visit or participate in the forum these days. Also, some of the serials have become incredibly boring and long that I have stopped visiting them. But I will never stop visiting the forum itself.
Thanks to Atina for all the hard work she is putting in to run this. Good job and good luck for continued growth and success.
I never really thought Tamil serials were any good. Every time i switched on SunTV somebody would be crying I never really thought much about the Tamil section. One fine day I was switching between channels when Meena (actress) caught my attention. It was interesting and shocking as for once the heroine was not crying ( at least the epi I watched, lets not talk about what happened later ). When checking the update for I think it was a K show... i was scrolling down to find Sun TV icon I was excited....I went inside and Voila there was Lakshmi serial .....
Then disaster struck my life in the name of Melissa ...........then there was no looking back... .............Here i am not so proficient in Tamil and not so keen in watching Tamil shows... but still welcomed with warmth. I just realized she not knowing Hindi that much watching k shows like me... and the common things between us we are suckers of Love......... .
It is through her I came to know all you beautiful ppl . Saw Tamil section in different light. Weather it is Roja akka's awesome updates or kavitha akka's recipes . Our my own personal obsessions , you guys have been a great support help me go through good and bad times. It is this wonderful section that has given me great friends who in spite of not being physically with me are always there for me helping me fight every fight and encourage me in one way or the other .
Tamil section is more like a family and I feel this is the only place in the world constructed with pure love of many people through out the world in the name of language Tamil. There is no place for jealousy and cunningness in this section. On this occasion I wish all active and in-active members good luck and I sincerely wish to have a touch base with all my good friends in IF through out my life span.
Cannot believe its been 2 years since we have opened our thread for tamil serials, tamil gossips and tamil galatta. Wow! I joined IF back in 2006 since, I was an avid fan of MO (Lovely serial! Shame other serials cannot maintain this).
My experience here has been totally amazing although I have not been an avid participant nowadays (I do try to visit the forums from time to time). All the hardwork must be given to Atina and Dev team as they have worked this hard for its success. The people here especially the tamil sections are amazing, friendly and a joy and delight to interact with. I was usually dubbed the Queen of Punishments due to my bizzare punishments in fact, I aint not like that in reality 'LOL'.
During my time at IF i have done serials, written 3 stories (one complete story and 2 incomplete) and hopefully this summer i will write more juicy stories. Definately, will produce more punishments to keep you laughing and lose 150 calories per hour.
I wish IF to become more successful and have numerous members during the coming years. God bless! On its 2nd b-day!
Today being April 5th 2009.... many days, months and years have passed since October 22nd 2005, the day I began my journey in what has become my second home. Time flew by, yet the memories remain fresh in the mind! It all began when my friend and I surfed the net for Kavyanjali updates a Hindi serial aired on Star plus which we had access to then. Yet our craze for the show made us follow the updates in advance prior to watching the episodes. In the initial days I was a silent member and I made my series of first posts with the onset of KAA another serial. After all, I was an ardent fan of Iqbal Khan ' who played the lead in the show.
All this while, I was not aware of the existence of a Tamil Section on IF, until the day I received an invitation from Atina via a PM to join the bandham serial discussion and read the updates. Out of curiosity, I ended up on what is currently my home sweet home. I was amazed to see many discussions going on about the serials I watched on a daily basis on Sun Tv. Yet I remained silent without much participation. After all, I could not come over the fear of interacting with fellow members.
It was the last episode of Penn Serial that I posted my first ever update, since many had technical difficulties in watching the episode. To my surprise, many of the active members, including Atina, Dasa, Caryn, Kavitha, Kasturi, Leena, Pat, Uma, Simi, Sri, Usha and etc., appreciated and warmly welcomed me there. This marked the beginning of building my network on IF
Thus far I have updated many serials including Penn, Anjali, Lakshmi, Arase and Kolangal. To my luck, many of the serials ended yet to my dismay, Kolangal seems to be a never ending saga
Tamil Section got it's first moderator, who was none other than Atina. Our section started to gradually grow, and soon after, Atina's sincerity and hard work had paid off ' when we got our home, IF Tamil Section on 5th of April, 2007. Concurrently, it came as a big surprise when Atina sent me a PM offering a promotion to VB' I was honored and in total shock
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of our updating team for their time and effort in providing us with such lovely fast updates in the past, present and the future I would also like to thank Isai Bro from Isaitamil.net for making it possible for the updaters to view live stream and post the updates fairly quickly Thanks a bunch for doing this favor, Bro!!!
Last but not the least, I would like to thank each and every member for their continuous trust, support, and encouragement and wish to obtain the same in the future.
Congratulations to our dearest Channel Moderator, Development Team members, and the members on the Second Anniversary of IF Tamil Section. God Bless you all!
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