A Cup of Frappé

An event of great moment and import occurred a few days – so great was the tumult and upheaval caused by this news that several persons had heart attacks; several others swooned, and I have it on very good authority that the chief guest’s apparel was the cause of a considerable amount of heartburn.

I came to hear of it – like any other good Chennaiite – only days after it had all happened. Upon diligent inquiry, news was given to me by several eager persons that the reason for all this tumult was the unveiling of a magazine. By the lovely Trisha, no less. How could anyone not want to know about that? So, I present, will you or nil you, a very brief report.

Once upon a time, in a large bustling city filled with androids, lived a young lady called Trisha Krishnan, who was hailed to be the greatest in the field of “Glitzy-girl-drifts-though-movies” – as her face often resembled a Noh mask in Japanese Theatre in her performances. Owing to this incredible ability of hers to present the same expression for every emotion demanded of her, she grew to be very famous, reputed, and appeared in a great many movies, and was promptly made much of. [Loud voice raised in protest: “She is the greatest actress of the decade, dimwit!”] It is a great thing to be able to be like a wax model at Madame Tussaud’s in every film. Of late, though, M’selle Krishnan is said to be making an effort at removing the Noh mask and presenting somewhat mobile features to the public. One is tempted not to believe such rumours.

To come to the news, however: Trisha presided over the launch of steaming Frappe – allegedly Chennai’s first coffee table magazine, at the Taj Connemera on Thursday evening.


The event was said to be a quiet one. Supposedly the brainchild of Hema Sethuraman, Lady T’s childhood friend, the magazine is supposed to fill the gap left in Chennai’s reading spectrum with light reading. [The pic has Lady T posing with Hema and another.]


Said Hema at the press meet: “It was my biggest passion to launch a city’s Café lifestyle magazine and with the support of my close friends like Trisha, the dream has come true”. Frappe, she says, will have high society events, parties, latest city news, new places of interest, entertainment and cinema. The front cover has Trisha posing with her skirt flying off – er, artfully arranged, lying on – are those coffee beans? Yes, coffee beans.

Incidentally, if you are a reader of the great and renowned Anandha Vikadan, you will notice that this week’s cover and Frappe’s are identical. Someone alert the photo-police!

And for those of you who like Lady T, here’s a bonus thrown in:


PS: I really, really like Trisha, you know. Like, she’s really, like, really really hot, man.

11 Comments so far

  1. Mukunth (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    Yes Yes Yes :)

  2. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    It was my biggest passion to launch a city’s Café lifestyle magazine


    Well if it was Matrimonial ads — that’s one I pass over very quickly.

    Oh well… each to their own…

  3. Navneeth (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    *Imagining an ad for Frappe in KKUngumam style…*

  4. kunal (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    Errrrr-i wont be surprised if your Editor is alerted , or if u are one , i strongly recommend that you vacate what you doing right now, to something completely different which does not include research work :-) .
    Before you can attract future harm done on urself by ur Mere accusations… Dint frappe’ edition come primary or was it “Ananda Vikatan” ?? ( seriously if you are a fan of a great and renowned writer , you should probably start by spelling her name right… Ooouuccchhh )

  5. Ananda Vikatan (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    who the hell is “Anandha vikadan” ?????

  6. Navaneethan Santhanam (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    She is rather attractive, you know.

  7. hisham (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

    Funny article pavithra, but hold on a min. how come we dont hear of pavithra srinivasan doing this and doing that. maybe coz pavithra srinivasan is sittin at home blogging coz she aint got much of life:) and trisha krishnan’s having a ball doin whatever she’s doing & whats more she is raking in the moolah! awww do i see someone turning green…….
    but hey its a free country, and who dont luv a good argument!!

  8. Pavithra (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    Mukunth: Lol :)

    Thad E. Ginathom: To each his own, yes. I have nothing against coffee table mags, personally – they make delightful reading when you’re waiting endlessly for appointments. :)

    Navneeth: *Imagines the stock phrases* Oh my, can’t you just hear it! :)

    kunal: My research is fine, thank you. :) And I’m not associated with AV except as a reader.

    Navaneethan Santhanam: True. At certain angles. :)

    hisham: I have a wonderfully satisfying life, thank you. Trisha would love to know of such a staunch supporter, though. I’ll make sure I tell her.

  9. Pavithra (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    Ananda Vikatan: Someone important, I guess. ;)

  10. hisham (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

    thank u pavitra but i think trisha knows.
    and with regard to your life, satisfying is a very general term. wat satisfies u, may not remotely intrest another.
    and jus for the record: the pic of trisha on coffee beans was first out on the frappe cover and upon request given to AV.
    p.s. – get a real job

  11. alex (unregistered) on August 15th, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

    hello pavithra, this must have been an achievement for you. You actually learnt to type!!!! By the way,your english is absolutely pathetic and i assume ur some fat, frustrated blimp, who wishes you could have what someone else has or maybe,just maybe you were abused when you were a kid and probably made to dress up like a starlet, which gives reason for your complete unbiased hatred or shall i say jealousy.As for the dress, my god, how you wish you could fit into something like that, on second thoughts maybe not, cause it just might burst. I would personally advice you to channel this energy in a good manner and get some professional help and i am sure you will emerge victorious. My personal heartfelt best wishes,i am sure trisha will wish you the same, so will hema and the other!!!!!AV is a brilliant magazine and i am sure they wouldn’t appreciate you tarnishing their image.Anyway all the best for your future, however i do not know how bright it will be. Get a life!!!!!!!

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