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2011 Anna Domini

So..the mighty have fallen..FINALLY. And another old man with (almost) bokkai vai ends up all smiles akin to the smiling oldie on all our currency notes. What next is the question on everybody's lips. This is the problem with all major demonstrations involving mobs. They unite for a single common cause and the mob hysteria moves them towards achieving it. But once they reach the pedestal, thats when the common misgivings and selfishness and confusion creeps up. The villain all through the show was corruption. Yeah! Right. Corruption is the root cause of all evil and should be overthrown..demolished..destroyed at the root level. All said and agreed more than hundred percent. All these beg a simple question. WHAT IS CORRUPTION? People are so used to fight against individuals as villains, like protests against dictatorships or even election rallies in Tamil Nadu for that matter, that they picturise corruption also as a human and this time they have painted the Parliament with that col


"மேகக்குழந்தையை சுமக்கும் தாய் வானின் நிறமுடனும்..அம்மேகம் பொழியும் மழையின் கருணை ததும்பும் கண்களுடனும்..சங்கு சக்ர கதாபாணியாய்..சதுர்புஜத்துடன்..வசுதேவரின் முன் மழலையாய் காட்சி தந்தார் விஷ்ணு பகவான். எத்துணை புண்ணியம் செய்திருப்பார் வசுதேவர்..உலகை ரட்சிக்கும் பரந்தாமனை..அந்த பரம்பொருளை..பாற்கடல் நாயகனை..ஸ்ரீதேவி மணாளனை..அந்த அவதார புருஷனை..பிள்ளையாய் பெற. எவனது பாதார விந்தம் பற்றி பரலோக ப்ராப்தி அடைய பாரில் உள்ளோர் அனைவரும் பூஜித்து வேண்டிக்கிடைக்கையில்..அந்த காக்கும் கடவுளையே கையிலேந்தி..உச்சி முகர்ந்து..ஆரத்தழுவி ஆனந்தம் அடையும் பாக்கியம் பெற்ற அம்மகானின் பெயரை உச்சரிக்கவே நாமெல்லாம் புண்ணியம் செய்திருக்க வேண்டும்...." என்று ஸ்ரீகிருஷ்ணரின் கதா காலட்சேபத்தில் பக்தி பரவசத்துடன் சொற்பொழிவு ஆற்றிக்கொண்டிருந்தார் கோவிந்தாச்சாரியார். "கோவிந்தரோட கதா காலட்சேபம் காதால கேட்டாலே புண்ணியம் தான். மனுஷர் என்னமா உருகி உருகி கதை சொல்றார். இவர் சொல்ற அழகை அந்த கண்ணனே ரசிப்பான்" என சிலாகித்து கூறினார் ஒருவர். "எல்லாராலையும் இப்படி பக்தி ரசம் சொட்ட சொட்ட காலட்சேபம் பண்

A daddy's lullaby

Like most people, I grew up with a definition for father, in which he was always the strongest, fittest person who had answer for everything and who can win any situation from whichever position he is in. That definition took the first beating when i accompanied him to a clinic once. In fact it was the very first time, i went with him to the doctor to ask for a consult on his health. Usually it would be the other way round. I had gone outside to get token from the compounder and when i came back, i saw him sitting down on the hall, so weak that he was unable to sit on the wooden table at the clinic. I was shocked to see him like that and seeing me panicking he told me that he felt comfortable sitting that way and since there were older people around who needed the seat he chose to sat down. Neither answer was convincing and on that day i realised that, he was becoming old and needed to be taken care of. That day made me realise why he agreed to take me with him to see the doctor for th

Power of Mango People

This is what Aam Janta or Mango people as in "Love Aaj Kal" can do. Swaram is a known name in blogsville and one look at the comments column for ANY of her posts will make any blogger go green with envy. Just an "Hi" "How are you" post would get minmum 100 responses :) Avlo famous she is. More than anything, its her enthusiasm and compassionate nature to take up social causes has won her more friends and accolades. She and her hubby Su are 2 beacons midst the dim veil surrounding the might of common people. They are not super human but ordinary folks like you and me. But the deeds which they do are so magnanimous and purposeful that, on one side it makes you aware of the potential hidden in each one of us and serves as an awakening to take up better causes and on the same side, makes u feel ashamed for not having any purpose to follow. Both of them are employed and they suffered a personal mishap in recent past resulting in financial loss. Still, their ze

Movie time :)

Weekend Movie Watchla intha vaaram Masala movie time :) Certain dishes cannot be had on a regular basis. Usuala saapdra Saadham rasam bore adichi tiffen items pakkam ponaalum sari illa chapaathi Naan nu roti items pakkam ponaalum sari, they never feel grand. Either on a feast or on any treats..the king of dishes is always the Biryaani. Being a veggie i cant comment on the NV part of it. But i am sure every single Non veggie out there would vouch for my statement. What is food without a dash of spice every now and then. Ada namma blog titlum itheye thaan solluthu. Just noted the link :) Now to the movies. Kaanchana - Muni part 2: Typical example for the dish mentioned above. It has the correctly proportioned mix of comedy, horror, fight, item songs and itsy bitsy sentiments with space for a light message to be thrown in too. The story for Muni part 1 itself was a rather meek repeat of yesteryear movies. The highlight being the Bayanthaangolli Hero. Lawarence has rightly sensed

Little drops of life

Than muyarchiyil satrum manam thalaraatha gils, spent another whole weekend on movie watching binge. But sadly none of the movies made the cut to qualify for a review. In simpler terms, they were rubbish. Had a chance to read one of the best non-fiction book i have ever read, though. Courtesy a fellow blogger recommendation, i happened to check out "God's debris" by Scott Adams. Not sure how many of my friends would like it, but me felt bit happy after reading it. His thought process and mine were alike on quite a few topics and the book raises some very interesting questions. Its quite a small book, under 150 pages and makes a quick read with even pace throughout. If you are game for an intriguing session of questioning things go for it. It may not answer your queries but will surely make you wonder :) The reason behind this post was an interesting call i had. It was from a long lost friend :) It had been a while since we were in touch, contrary to the heydays when we us

Licence to Kill

A worried woman went to her Doctor and said : 'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.' The doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me to do?' She said: 'I want you to perform an abortion, and I'm counting on your help with this.' The doctor thought for a little,and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.' She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms. The lady was horrified

Answer to the question

Not THE answer actually. Felt a paradoxical question can best be replied with a philosophical one and my original response to the query comes in the end. Now to the question. Almighty God. I felt, the key word in that sentence was this word - Almighty. There are many a staunch believer who swears by HIS existence while an equal, if not more in number, thinks otherwise. In that aspect, god is akin to a concept, which some can accept and some cannot. So end of the day, how you define god is up to your own sweet self. I see god with an elephant head and pot belly while some see him nailed to wood. Some might not even agree to both these versions and say he is form less. To few its their parents, to some their friends and to many the good Samaritan who helped them in time of their need. Since there is no fixed definition of who or what God is, the question of what he can or cannot do is something which is inconclusive. Whenever something good or bad happens, theists always credit or curse