Thursday, October 26, 2006

Buddha has smiled


Sunday, October 22, 2006


Life and Time reveal new dimensions of Bliss every once in a while. Listening to Oru Naalil after a long time is one such instance.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Never ask why. Especially if you're looking for a non-rhetorical answer.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Should Others read about what The Others speak?


Mukkaal nimidam ore nodipol karaiyum.
Sila nodigalo vaazhkai mudiyumvarai viriyum.

Friday, October 13, 2006

N h

Kanavu kandaan,
Palikkuma endru theriyavillai.
Therintha silar kanavai thatheduthaargal,
Avargalathu nambikkai kanavukku puthuyir ootiyathu.
Kanavai noaki pudhu thembudan sendraan.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Googled for "news". Three of the top four results were BBC, CNN and Google News.

And the Other was this.

What can I say...
" Here is a mantra, a short one, that I give you. You may imprint it in your heart and let every breath of yours give expression to it. The mantra is: 'Do or Die'. "
- MKG@1942.

Weekend TV Effect

"... neengapaatum kaasu kudukraanennu kuninju kuninju salaam potute irundhinga na, ungalukku irukrathu mudhugu thandaa rubber thundaa nu sandhegam varumille?"
Is it just me or does the Indian media nowadays cry a lot lesser than before about the evils of brain drain? Possible reasons for this:
1. Today's media audience, i.e the educated middle class, aspires to settle abroad. So it wont make business sense for the media to portray it negatively.
2. As a society, we now respect the individual's right to choose his future.
3. It is a sign of our growing confidence in our own strength that a move abroad is not seen as a no-confidence vote on India's future.
4. People have accepted brain-drain as just another feature of globalization.
5. We've decided that India is hopeless and it makes no sense to stay in India. So brain drain is not seen as an issue any longer.

Any Others?

Friday, October 06, 2006


Me: Why does one think life is pointless?
Other Me: One realises his life is so. And its comforting to think it is so for Others as well.
Me: So life is not pointless?
Other Me: When did I say that?
Me: So enna solla vare?
Other Me: How would I know? *Vanishes*

Past OOCs: OOC1, OOC2, OOC3.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


there is some such thing called over-analysis.
Well, only maybe.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Kanavu kandaai,
Palikka villai.
Norungiyathu kanavu endralum,
Nee noringividathe.

Azhuthidu. Manam vittu azhuthidu.
Kanneer thuligalil aval ninaivu kalayaathu.
Endralum azhuthidu.
Avalai marappatharkaaha azhathe.
Azhuvatharkaaga mattum azhu.

"Yethanai kodi kanneer intha manmithu vizhinthirukkum
Athanai kanda pinnum boomi ingu poo pookum."

Avalai maranthaalum kooda,
Kanavu kaanbathai maranthu vidathe.

"Nooru kanavugal kandaale,
aaru kanavugal palikaatha..."

Norungiya 94 kanavugal ovvondrum,
Un vaazhkaiku puthu artham tharum.
Ikkanam arthamillaamal irukkalaam,
Yendralum porumai kol.

Thookathai naadu.
Kanavu kandidu.

Avalai maranthaalum kooda,
Kanavu kaanbathai maranthu vidathe.


Thendralaai vanthaai.
Manathin pala puyalgalai adakkinaai.
Saantham adainthaan.
Pin vina ezhunthathu -
Thendral kadanthuvidumo endru.
Vidai therinthathu -
Swasikum ovvoru moochilum aththendralum adakkamendru.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Flash news on CNN-IBN: Director General of Health Services calls for an emergency meeting on Oct 3 to discuss the dengue outbreak in Delhi.

40+ hours notice for an emergency meeting. Whattay planning!

Its the context, stupid!

From The Hindu:
Union Agriculture Secretary Radha Singh said the recent spate of suicides by farmers needed to be viewed in context and not blown out of proportion.

"Suicides are a cause for concern but an analysis of the suicide records of the past 10 years shows that the number of suicides in rural India has not exceeded 16 per cent of the total in any given year," she said at the valedictory session of the Agri-Marketing Summit 2006 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Friday.

In 2003-04, the National Crime Records Bureau showed that there were 187,000 suicides in India. "Of this, only 16 per cent were in rural India. This debunks the current perception that there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of farmer suicides in India," said Ms. Singh, who was involved in preparation of the Rehabilitation Package for Farmers.
(Emphasis added)