Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bharathi - The National Poet

Friends its time to remember national poet,'Mahakavi' Subramanya Bharathiyaar. His birth anniversary falls on December 11th.Many don't remember this.To be frank,many don't know this at all.But on December 12th the media will celebrate the birthday of another person like anything and they give immense importance to him.Anyway that is purely for commercial purpose and I have no right to criticise the private channels.But they can telecast atleast a one hour program about freedom fighters and national leaders on such occasions.No issues,let us spend sometime for him and let me share something which I know about him in this space.

He was born in the year 1882 in a place called Ettayapuram.He is a great revolutionary and a reformer.In Tamil Nadu,it was Bharathi who raised his voice against casteism.He was the one who worked for women education too.After him so many people who claimed/claims themselves as reformers(பகுத்தறிவாளி),did some activities to wipe out casteism.But what makes Bharathi special? The time period during which he did all these things,that makes him special.Bharathi was born in a brahmin family.He fought against untouchability in the society.He wrote lot of poems against casteism as follows:

"ஜாதிகள் இல்லையடி பாப்பா
ஜாதிகள் இல்லையடி பாப்பா - குலத்
தாழ்ச்சி உயர்ச்சி சொல்லல் பாபம் - பாப்பா
ஜாதிகள் இல்லையடி பாப்பா"

another one :

வெள்ளை நிறத்தொரு பூனை - எங்கள்
வீட்டில் வளருது கண்டீர்.

பிள்ளைகள் பெற்றதப் பூனை - அவை
பேருக் கொருநிற மாகும்

சாம்பல் நிறமொரு குட்டி - கருஞ்
சாந்து நிறமொரு குட்டி

பாம்பு நிறமொரு குட்டி - வெள்ளைப்
பாலின் நிறமொரு குட்டி

எந்த நிறமிருந் தாலும் - அவை
யாவும் ஒரேதர மன்றோ?

இந்த நிறம்சிறி தென்றும் - இஃது
ஏற்றமென் றுஞ்சொல்ல லாமோ?

Not only in words,he also showed his protest against casteism in deeds.He used to drink Tea in a shop owned by Muslim.In this era that is not a big deal.That is a normal activity.But in those days, that was considered as a sin.And he even went to the extent of doing something even more revolutionary.He made a person belonging to a so called suppressed community(தாழ்த்தப்பட்ட சமூகம்),Kanakalingam,to wear theYajnopavitam thread(பூணூல்).On seeing his revolutionary activities,another great poet, Kanaka SubbuRathinam,changed his name as Bharathidasan.

As a poet he has written KannanPaattu,KuyilPaattu,PanchaliSabatham etc.There is a unique speciality in Bharathi's poems.Bharathi had a great musical knowledge and he tuned his songs.I have heard from people,who has real musical knowledge,that while reading the poems itself u can feel the musical touch in it.And many songs of Bharathiyar has been used in Tamil films like Kakkai Siraginile Nandhalala,Sutrum Vizhi Sudar Than, Odi Vilayadu Pappa,Nallathor Veenai Seithen,Theertha Karayinile,Aaduvome Pallu Paaduvome etc. And even in Carnatic musical concerts,many classical singers will sing Bharathi's songs only.You can observe this in jaya tv or vijay tv or anyother tv channels,which will host 'Margazhi' maha-utsavam shows.Singers like Nithyashree Mahadevan,Bombay Jayashree etc will be featuring in those shows.You can observe them singing Bharathi's songs for sure.

Bharathi knows so many languages.He never restricted himself to Tamil alone.He was fluent in many languages such as English,French,Telugu,Bengali,Hindi,Sanskrit etc.He learnt so many languages,but that didn't make him forget Tamil and still he is the greatest poet in Tamil.So in my opinion nothing wrong in learning other languages.And pouring Tar on the boards or spending hundreds of crores to conduct a conference,for the sake of publicity will not help to grow Tamil.

Anyway see the national thought of Bharathi in the following song:

சிந்து நதியின் மிசை நிலவினிலே

சேர நன்னாட்டிளம் பெண்களுடனே

சுந்தர தெலுங்கினில் பாட்டிசைத்து

தோனிகள் ஒட்டி விளையாடி வருவோம்

This song actually means,In the moonlight,in the Sindh river,along with Chera Kingdom girls(Kerala girls), we will sing a song in the beautiful language,Telugu, and row the boats and play.


கங்கை நதிபுறத்து கோதுமை பண்டம்

காவிரி வெற்றிலைக்கு மாறு கொள்வோம்

சிங்க மராத்தியர் தம் கவிதை கொண்டு

சேரத்து தந்தங்களை பரிசளிப்போம்

We will get the wheat that grows near the ganga river and will exchange it with betel leaf that grows on the sides of Cauvery.For the poems of Marathas,we will give Keralas tusks in return
( I apologise for pathetic english-translation of Mahakavi's song,I am not good at translating poems,but still to stress the national view of Bharathi only I translated the above song).
In the song,he has written another line as :
சிங்களத் தீவினுக்கோர் பாலமமைப்போம் (We will build a bridge to the Island Nation SriLanka).
He  never asked to do dredging in the sea to make a sea route to SriLanka(I feel its better to not even think of Ram-Sethu sea route project).

He is a big fan of English poet P B Shelly.He has written a poem by using a nickname,ShellyDasan.Though he has fluency in so many languages,he still loves Tamil more than anyother language and he feels,in his
opinion,Tamil is the best.

 யாமறிந்த மொழிகளிலேயே தமிழ் மொழி போல் இனிதாவதெங்ககும் காணோம்

This means that,among the languages which he knows,he holds Tamil as the best.

I have gone through an article about Bharathi written by a writer,late Mr.Su.Samuthiram long long ago.In that he has spoken with people who knew Bharathi personally(Bharathi died at an young age).Those people,still considers Bharathi as nothing more than an eccentric.Yes,Bharathi was considered an eccentric by many people those days.In India,every genius will be considered as an eccentric only.But Bharathi never cared anyone.

He was a man of confidence.See the below poem,you can understand:

தேடிச் சோறுநிதந் தின்று - பல

சின்னஞ் சிறுகதைகள் பேசி – மனம்

வாடித் துன்பமிகவுழுன்று - பிறர்

வாடப் பலசெயல்கள் செய்து - நரை

கூடிக் கிழப்பருவம் எய்தி - கொடுங்

கூற்றுக் கிரையெனப் பின்மாயும் - பல

வேடிக்கை மனிதரைப் போல - நான்

வீழ்வே னென்று நினைத் தாயோ?

Even at the time of his death,he was not scared or he was not sad.He said,

 "காளா! உன்னை சிறுபுல்லென மதிக்கிறேன். என் காலருகே வாடா! உன்னை மிதிக்கிறேன்"

It means,he considers the Yama as a small grass and says he will kick him if he comes to take his life.Such a bold and confident poet he is.

The sad part is that,still some of the so called reformers(பகுத்தறிவாளிகள்) bash him in the name of caste.The person who fought against casteism,is still being bashed in the name of cast.They still call him as a 'PaarppanaKavi'.

நெஞ்சு பொறுக்குதில்லையே - இந்த

நிலைகெட்ட மனிதரை நினைந்துவிட்டால்

Its a real pity that,a national poet,a revolutionary poet,with full of national thoughts is being viewed as Brahmin poet.

பாரதக்கவியை பார்ப்பனக் கவியென வசை பாடுவது கேவலம் தானே!!

I could have very well written this article in Tamil itself.But some people really find it difficult to read Tamil fonts it seems.I want everyone to know atleast something about Bharathi.So only I wrote this post in English and included peoms alone in Tamil.Spend a few minutes to read this article and adjust with some pathetic grammar in the translations of the poems.

Friday, November 19, 2010

மதன்(Madhan)'s திரைப்பார்வை

Hi hi hi.. Hope most of u have seen Madhan's thiraipparvai in vijay tv. If Madhan reviews some below mentioned movies,with little politcs,then how it would be? 

Note : I dont belong to any political party. Its just for fun.. If u belong to any party ,or u if u r staunch supporter of any party, or if u r serious person, kindly ignore this post.

 Madhan : Haai.. Well we are meeting after a long time...வழக்கமா நம்ம programல ஒவ்வொரு வாரமும்  ஒரு படத்த  விமர்சனம் பன்னுவோம்  . but this time for a change ஒரு சில படங்களை விமர்சனம் பன்னலாம். Well the first movie is Kalavani(களவானி).


இந்த படத்திலே hero va Mr.Raja நடிச்சிருக்காரு. இதிலே நன்னா கவனிச்சேல்னா இதை ஒரு historical movieனு சொல்லலாம. Reason, this movie is based on a historical corruption..இந்த படத்திலே கதை னு பார்த்தேள்னா ரொம்ப simple. ஒரு மந்திரி  2-ஆம் தலைமுறைக்கான அலைகற்று (௨க் ச்பெக்ட்ரும்) ஒதுக்கீட்டில் ஒரு சில தில்லுமுல்லுகள்  பன்னிடறார், but that results in a huge loss to the govt.. கிட்ட தட்ட ஒரு 1 lakh 76  thousand,381 crore loss ஏற்படுது... 2 வருஷம் மந்திரி பதவியில தொடர்ந்து தாக்கு பிடிக்கிறார்.. but unfortunately all of a sudden, due to media pressure he is forced to resign.. climax ல பதவி விலகராறு .. 

Well hats-off Mr.Raja,as an actor, இந்த  களவானி characterல நன்னா பேஷா  perform பன்னிர்க்கார். Especially,நான் எந்த தப்பும் பன்ன,  followed the TRAI guidelinesனு punch dialog பேசறது நல்ல நகைச்சுவை.இதுல நடுவுல ஒரு கெட்டிக்காரத்தனமான statement விட்டிருந்தார்- " The spectrum allocation was as per the guidelines of the Prime Minister"னு. Towards the end,after resigning, இல்லை நான் குற்றமற்றவன், , “I resigned as per the advice of my beloved leader Dr.Kalaignar” nu,director(Kalaignar) ku credits கொடுக்குற காட்சி தத்ரூபமா படமாக்கப்பட்டிருக்கு.This shows there is scope for 2nd part too.. 

 Comedy,actionனு  எல்லாம் இருக்கிற இந்த movieல romance(காதல் ) கூட இருந்தது, but censor board அதை வெளியிட தடை விதிச்சிட்டாங்க. 

Well, this is also like other corruption stories, but the number is really huge and history has never seen such a huge corruption.So I give 5 stars out of 5 for this movie.

Madhan's Comment : ராஜா  ராணியை நம்பி 

Thiruttu payale :

Well this is a little bit old movie.இதிலே நம்ம சுரேஷ் கல்மாடி ஹீரோவா நடிச்சிருக்க்காறு.இந்த படம் விளையாட்டு சம்மந்தப்பட்ட திரைப்படம். Lagaan, Chak De India, போன்ற படங்களின் வரிசையிலே இதையும் சொல்லலாம் . இதுல இவர் காமன்வெல்த் போட்டிகள் நடத்தும் குழுவின் தலைவரா நடிசிருக்காரு. இவரோட கதாபாத்திரத்தின் சிறப்பம்சம்(speciality)  என்னன்னா இவர் எந்த ஒரு பொருளையும் வேஸ்ட் பன்ன மாட்டார். அதனால தான் மிதியடி வாங்கரதுல இருந்து ஆரம்பிச்சு,fridge, ஏன் bathroom கழுவர்துல கூட ஊழல் பன்றாரு. 

But unfortunately,again media exposes his corrupt activities.But still, he has put on a brave fight. ஒரு வழியா போட்டிகளையும் வெற்றிகரமா நடத்தி முடிச்சிடறாரு. But after that he is sacked by the congress party. தன்னோட தலைமையிடமான காங்கிரஸ் கட்சி தன மீது நடவடிக்கை எடுத்தது இவர்க்கு அதிர்ச்சியை தந்தாலும், மனம் தளராமல் போர்றாரு. ஆனா இவர் மீது எதனால் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க பட்டது என்று அடுத்த காட்சியிலேயே விளக்கம் சொல்லி irukkanga : "ஊழல் செய்யலாம் அதுல எந்த தப்பும் இல்ல,ஆனா பயபுள்ள மாட்டிக்கிட்டான்,அங்க தப்பு பண்ணிட்டன்.. இவன் மாட்டிகிட்டா கொய்யால அடுத்து நாங்க தான் மாட்டுவோம், அதுக்கு தான் இவன தூக்கிட்டோம்" னு சொல்றாங்க.

Well though he is corrupt,he conducted the CWG nicely at the end. So I give 3 stars for him.

Madhan's Comment : Kalmadi - ஊழலில் கில்லாடி 


Friends,this is one of the most expensive movies.In this movie Dr.Manmohan Singh என்பவர் பிரதமர் வேஷத்துல நடிச்சிருக்கார். இந்த படத்துல இவர் உண்மைலேயே ரொம்ப ஒரு difficult characterல தான் act பன்னிர்கார். சோனியா காந்தி கிட்ட "Yes madam,yes madam"னு தலை ஆட்றது, கலைஞர் கடிதங்களை பத்திரபடுத்தி கடையில  போட்டு குச்சி ஐஸ் சாபிட்றது, கல்மாடி ஊழல் பத்தி கேள்வி கேக்கறப்போ வெளி நாடு சுற்று பயணம் போறது, American President Obama கூட முக்கியமான விஷயம் பேச சொல்லி அனுப்பி வெச்சா,தன மகளுக்காக Obama கிட்ட Autograph வாங்கறதுன்னு காமெடி பன்றப்போவும் சரி, கொட்ரொச்சி யா நல்ல மனிதர் னு சொல்லி சோனியா ஜி ஓட ஆதரவ தக்க வசிக்ரப்போவும் சரி, தீவிரவாதிகள் கடுமையாக தண்டிக்க படுவார்கள் என்று காமெடி பஞ்ச் வசனம் பேசறதுன்னு பல பரிமாணங்களில் நடிப்பை வெளிப்படுதிர்க்கார்.

மத்தவங்க பன்ற எல்லா தப்பையும் வேடிக்க மட்டும் பார்ப்பார். அதனாலேயே நாட்டிலே இவருக்கு உத்தமபுதிரன்னு ஒரு பெயர் இருக்கு.

Star : 4/5

Madhan's Comment : உத்தமபுத்திரன் காமெடியன் 

பெண் சிங்கம் 

Well,We have seen lot of hero oriented movies.This movie,as the title suggests, is a heroine oriented one. இந்த படத்துல பார்த்தேள்னா ஜெயலலிதா நடிச்சிருக்காங்க. இவங்க ஒரு நல்ல மாஸ் heroineனு  சொன்னாலும் சமீப காலமா இவர் படங்கள் தேர்தல் ரீதியா தோல்விய தழுவியிருக்கு. இவங்களுக்கு ரசிகர்பலம் இன்னும் அப்படியே strong ah இருக்கிறது ஒரு major plus point. அதுக்கு ஏற்ற மாதிரி , இவங்க கோவை, திருச்சி, மதுரைல பொது கூட்டங்கள் நடத்துவது போன்ற காட்ச்கள் நன்னா picturise பன்னிர்க்கா. There was a mad rush in all those meetings. 

1999,2004,2009 parliament elections, 2006 assembly election nu வரிசையா தோற்றாலும் தன்னம்பிக்கையோட வில்லன் கருணாநிதியையும் அவரோட கூட்டத்தையும் எதிர்க்கிற காட்சிகள்ல she has shown class acting. ஒரு ஒரு முறையும் அவங்க பேட்டிகளில் மைனாரிட்டி திமுக அரசுனு சொல்றது ரசனைக்குரிய நல்ல நகைச்சுவை.At times, வில்லன் கருணாநிதி இதனால வெறுப்பின் உச்சத்துக்கே போயி இவங்கள திருமதி ஜெயலலிதானு விமர்சனம் பண்றது அருவருப்பான counter.We are not impressed. சோனியா காந்திக்கு பல முறை மறைமுகமாகவும் நேரடியாகவும் கூட்டணிக்கு அழைப்பு விடுக்கற இடங்கள்ல audience பலமா கை தட்டுவதை உணர முடிகிறது.

இந்த முறையும் காங்கிரஸ் - கருணாநிதி கூட்டணி தமிழகத்தில்  release time la குள்ள நரி வேலை எதுவும் செய்யலன்னா இந்த படம் தேர்தல் ரீதியா மிக பிரம்மாண்டமான வெற்றி பெரும்

Star : 4/5

Madhan's Comment : பெண் சிங்கம் - மிரட்டல்

தீராத விளையாட்டு பிள்ளை 

Well here comes the most expected movie of the year.Obviously the hero is none other than Mr.X. சமீப காலத்துல இவர் வெற்றியை தவிர எதையும் சந்திக்கலன்னே சொல்லலாம். இந்த தீராத விளையாட்டு பிள்ளை கதாபாத்திரத்துல 87 வயது இளைஞரா நன்னா பிரமாதமா பன்னிர்கார். மகனுக்காக டெல்லி வரைக்கும் போயி பதவி வாங்கும் காட்சியில பாசமுள்ள தந்தையா யதார்த்தமா நடிசிர்க்கார். இளங்கோவன் இவரை விமர்சனம் பன்றப்போ எல்லாம் dhadaaladi பஞ்ச் வசனம் பேசாம விவேகமா பதில் சொல்ற காட்சிகள்ல எல்லாம் நன்னா ஜோர் aah நடிசிர்க்காறு. காலையில் டிபன்  முடித்துவிட்டு மதியம் lunch சாப்பிடும் வரை எதுவும் சாப்பிடாமல் இருந்து விட்டு உண்ணாவிரதம் என்று சொல்ற scene, its a hilarious one.

பதவிக்காக மகன்கள் வார்த்தை யுத்தம் செய்யறப்போ," ungalukku அந்த கவலையே வேண்டாம் நான் இப்போதைக்கு ஓய்வெடுப்பதா இல்லை " னு வசனம் பேசற இடங்கள் பார்த்து பழகி போன பழைய நகைச்சுவை தான். தன்னை தானே புகழ்ந்து கொள்வது, vizhaa எடுத்து கொள்வது என்று  some entertainment factors are also there. இவங்க partner காங்கிரஸ் இவங்க கூட்டணியில இருக்கனம் என்பதில் கவனமா வசனம் பேசற இடங்கள் நன்னா சுவாரஸ்யமா இருக்கு.அது மட்டும் இல்ல he is a trendsetter. இவரோட இலவச கலர் டிவி திட்டம் மற்ற கட்சிகளும் பின்பற்ற ஆரம்பிசிட்டாங்க.

காங்கிரஸ் கூட இவங்களோட partnership continue ஆகர பட்சத்திலே இவாள அவ்ளோ சீக்ரம் தோற்கடிக்க முடியாது.

Star : 4/5

Madhan's comment :  தீராத விளையாட்டு பிள்ளை - ஓயாத தொல்லை

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dirty politics in Karnataka

I believe almost all are aware of what is happening in Karnataka.If not,a small recap:

Last week,Karnataka CM Mr.B S Yeddyurappa,sacked few ministers from his cabinet for rebelling against him and withdrawing support to his 29-month-old government. After this,11 BJP MLAs(including these 2),announced displeasure over Yeddyurappa's leadership and announced that they will not support the Yeddy's govt anymore.. 5 More independent MLAs turned against him... As a result of which a confidence vote was conducted on 12th October,2010.The previous day,Karnataka governor,H R Bharadwaj,had advised the Karnataka assembly speaker,K G Bopaiah not to disqualify any MLAs.But on 12th morning,the speaker disqualified these 16 MLAs.As a result of this,the 224 member legislature was reduced to 208.After this a voice voting was conducted in the assembly by the speaker and the BJP which had the support of 106 MLAs,had won the trust vote.

Since the assembly strength was reduced to 208,the half-way mark became 104 and since the BJP had 106 MLAs support,it was declared the winner.

But the drama doesn't end here.Now H D Kumarasamy,son of Deve Gowda and JD(S) party leader, has expressed dissatisfaction over the way the trust vote was conducted and he says this is unfair.The grand old party of India,Congress,too calls it a blot on democracy.The congress loyalist,governor Bharadwaj has done his duty,by recommending president's rule in Karnataka.Now he will be in good books of Rahul Gandhi :-).

Let us see,what kind of gentleman is this H R Bharadwaj.He was the law minister in the previous UPA govt.At that time,Chief Election Commissioner of India,Mr.Gopalasamy recommended the dismissal of the election commissioner,Mr.Naveen Chawla(the current Chief Election Commissioner of India).,since there were several complaints against Mr.Chawla and that Chawla didn't give a convincing reply to the notice sent by Gopalasamy.But the then law minister Mr.H.R.Baradwaj,clearly told his recommendation will not be considered at all and the Chief Election Commissioner has no right to do such recommendations.

Let us see what article 324(5) says:

Election Commissioner or Regional Commissioner shall not be removed from office except on the recommendation of CEC.

He was a law minister who always supported unlawful activities.He favoured the withdrawal of cases against Ottavio Quattrocchi, main accused in Bofors scandal.The point to be noted is that he is an Italian businessman.And this Bharadwaj,being a governor of Karnataka also expressed displeasure over the corruption charges against the Reddy brothers in the Karnataka govt and also gave a kind of warning to the Karnataka govt.Well if a governor can condemn corruption accusitions against ministers,then why can't the president do the same against the central ministers?There are allegations of corruptions against the IT minister A Rasa.It is said that he has involved in a scandal of more than 1 Lakh Crores(the estimated amount is around 1.93 Lakh crores).Why the honorable president Mrs.Pratibha Patil is silent on these issues?

Everyone knows the history of congress.They have great history of enforcing emergency when Mrs.Indira Gandhi's election victory was about to be disqualified.After dissolving the NTR govt., in Andhra, Mrs.Indira Gandhi said in parliament that she don't know anything about the dissolving of Andhra govt.Even in recent times,last time in Jharkand,in the year 2005,when the BJP had the support of 41 MLAs and it was also proved in Assembly, the then Jharkhand governor, invited Shibu Soren to form government.When BJP argued that they had the support of 41 MLAs,the Soren's JMM and congress claimed that they have the support of 42 MLAs. But the total strength of Jharkhand assembly itself is 81.How funny!!Isn't it?But after the supreme court intervened,Soren was forced to quit and Mr.Arjun Munda became CM,thats a different story.

Another gentleman in this issue is Kumarasamy.He was the former CM of Karnataka.Actually the Janata Dal(Secular :D) and the BJP together formed the
government last time.There was an agreement that for the first 2 and half years the CM will be from JD(S) and the next 2 and half yrs CM will be from BJP.But after 2 and half years Kumarasamy refused to resign and he tried to form government with the help of congress.But all his efforts went in-vain.Later BJP won the assembly elections with a good majority.

But coming to the other side,just because these people have bad track records I can't conclude whatever happened in Karnataka assembly as right.There is no clear-cut legal reason for disqualifying the MLAs.The BJP should have faced the trust vote boldly.No matter even if they lose,they should not have given room for this much controversy.Anyway the governor has given one more chance to Yeddyurappa to prove majority on 14th oct.2010.And there is a case against the way the trust was conducted,in high court.If the govt couldn't give valid reasons,the trust vote will be considered invalid and the BJP govt might be dissolved.So let us wait for the court verdict.

For a national party like BJP,such incidents will not give a neat image.It can't gain any respect from public.Anyway if the court concludes disqualifying MLAs illegal,then the act of the speaker Bopaiah has to be vehemently condemned.

Let us wait and see what the court says in this issue.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Autonomy for Kashmir?

It has been quite a while since I have updated this space with politics.Its time to analyze Kashmir.For the past 2 months or so,there has been lots of talk going on about Kashmir.More than 100 people were killed.The situation now seems to be bit better(only a bit),but still the panic remains.It all started off when a young boy was killed by the police when trying to control an angry mob.But is it not foolish to believe that only because of this incident there has been so much of chaos in Kashmir?Don't you think something else is behind all these nonsense?

Many intellectuals claim that the stone pelting young boys are none other than our own citizens and its all because their basic needs are not fulfilled.But the point is the separatist groups are making use of this opportunity and they brainwash these youngsters to indulge in all sorts of anti social activities.So what's the action taken by the honorable CM of Kashmir,Mr.Omar Abdullah? He is announcing that he is ready for talks with all the groups. His latest statement is as follows:

"J&K’s accession to India is under an agreement and it is not the merger.”

And he is demanding talks with Pakistan.The honorable home minister Mr.P Chidambaram too claims that J&K has entered into accession under unique circumstances.Its a known fact that Pakistan is behind this unrest in Kashmir.The thing is,the whole Kashmir was burning.Daily so many people are being killed.But the PM of India,didn't even utter a single word about this issue.And the heir of the congress party Rahul Gandhi,who was busy in developing the party,most probably the next PM candidate of the congress party,he too didn't give much importance to this issue.After the opposition parties started pressurizing the govts., finally the PM stepped in.He said special privileges will be given to Kashmir.Finally the PM says he will consider giving autonomy for Kashmir.

The prince,Mr.Rahul Gandhi too finally broke his silence on the issue.He says Omar needs more time to tackle this issue.My question is how much time does he need?It is this congress which has split the nation into two(Pakistan) and still we are paying price for it.. 


I have a question to the central government.It is this Indian govt., which supplied arms to SriLankan army.The sinhalese army was like a bunch of scout boys.They couldn't defeat the LTTE.But the Lankan army was given adequate training.Lakhs and lakhs of innoncent Tamil civilians were killed by sinhalese army.Intellectuals argued that death of civilians is common in wars. When questioned,why they are against giving a separate state,Tamil EEZHAM(தமிழ் ஈழம்),the intellectuals and the central govt gave a reply that, separating Tamils from Lanka will de-stabilize the integrity of the nation(Srilanka). So they didn't support Eezham.Mr.Pranab Mukherjee,gave a firm reply that "terrorism of any form cannot be tolerated".So,they did all possible help to the sinhalese army to destroy the Tamils sorry LTTE and to save the integrity of Srilanka.

Can't this logic be applied to the case of Kashmir?Infact,citing Kashmir only an autonomous state for the Lankan Tamils has been opposed by the central government. In Srilanka,2 different races exists.The Sinhalese and Tamils. There the rights of Tamils has been suppressed for quite a long time and the sinhala people treat the Tamils as their slaves.Its enough if a Sinhala boy scores 35% in exams to get a pass,whereas a Tamil student has to score more marks(around 60% I guess,not sure of the number). This is just an example.This is how Tamils are treated in Lanka.The Tamils are exploited.But still the govt speaks about the integrity of Srilanka.So,in my opinion nothing wrong in giving an autonomous state to the Lankan Tamils.But is the condition same in Kashmir too?

As per the Indian constitution,any Indian citizen has the right to vote,right to contest in elections etc. and  Kashmiris are no exception.In Jammu Hindus constitute the majority population and in Kashmir it is the Muslims. So there is no point in giving an autonomy to Kashmir.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,the iron man of India,with a great hard-work, integrated  all the states,but it seems the current govt will easily destabilize the nation by giving autonomous status for all the states .

What needs to be done?

The situation came to a temporary halt.But Omar Abdullah,gave permission to Syed Ali Geelani,chairman of 'hardline' Hurriyat Conference(HC),to hold a rally,due to which again the stone pelting started and the situation became worse.After this incident, Omar cried foul.He expressed his disappointment towards Geelani and said its a betrayal of trust.

This incident itself proves how dumb he is.Article 356 of the Indian constitution has to be enforced in Kashmir and Omar's government has to be dismissed.Kashmir has to be declared as tensed state(பதற்றம் நிறைந்த மாநிலம் ) and the army has to be given full power until the situation comes under control.Then fresh elections has to be conducted and a new govt has to be formed.

But these things are most unlikely to happen and it seems the congress government will successfully split the nation into many parts again.

Friday, September 24, 2010

And she left me again....

This is my second story in this blog.Its all about love.And again this is purely my imagination.Of course,you people might have come across similar situations either in your lives or in cinemas,dramas etc.. Anyway those things got nothing to do with this story,I just felt like writing this.So whatever am writing here is my own imagination and the readers of this blog are free to perceive anything about me or my story.

This story's Copyrights is owned by Harish.M(ya its me)

"It was getting late and I was rushing up to catch the train.I reached Chennai central and was getting into my compartment with all my luggage. After arranging everything I sat on my place.I have to leave Chennai for time being,as I have been asked by my company to take care of the practice in Bangalore.

It was around 8.30 PM,I had to travel a long distance.Thinking of it,started reading a book(My Country My Life,by L K Advani).All of a sudden another passenger got in.She was well dressed in a neat chudidhar.She was speaking busily with someone using her bluetooth device.But I observed her when she was at a long distance.She started marching towards me.She was getting closer and closer to me.

Suddenly she stopped at me and was stunned.Oh my God!!! Even am shell shocked here..

"Hey Varun!!!!" - Ritu exclaimed at me... Yes it was Ritika@Ritu..

"Rii.. Rii.. Ritu?.." - I stammered at her.. And she nodded her head..

"hey.. what a situation it is.. how are u?how is life?what r u upto?..."- out of enthusiasm she triggered out 'n' no. of questions to me..

"yes Ritu am doing great!!! "- i stopped with it.. I was so excited that am going to travel with her for some 6 more hours atleast.. I wanted to ask a 1000 questions to her all at once.. but I kept myself calm and composed...

Who is this Ritu?

I was crazily in love with Ritu when I was in college...I used to go to class at  8'o' clock itself and at that time none else will be there in class.. But still I went to class so early,so that I will be the first person to tell her good morning :-).. She is an awesome singer.. She has been practicing carnatic music right from childhood.. I simply go mad when I listen to her "Jagadhodhaaranaa"  song.. I have recorded it in my mobile and I used to hear it daily in early mornings..

And she too knew that am crazy about her voice..Once a singing competition was announced in college and we saw the ad only at last moment.. She really wanted to participate in it.. But when she went there,there was a huge que and the climate was burning like anything.. She couldn't stand there for more than half an hour and she gave up with a lot of disappointment.. But I stood in the que for her.. I stood there for 6 long hours.. I gave her name and paid the entry fee.. When I told this to her,Ritu was jumping out of joy..She participated and won first prize too..

College days were soooo good,but.. A new guy,Rakesh,who was a lateral entrant joined us..If I went to coll at 8 to wish her first,this guy used to wish her in bus stop itself daily before me :-(..We 3 became bit close..I started feeling insecure whenever Rakesh spoke with her.. 

I bought a rose,ring,a greeting card and her favorite Sujatha novels..I decided to propose her.. Its to time to express my love..I was waiting for her in college park.. To my surprise,she came with a rose towards me.. Lot of Ilayaraja songs started running in my mind..

"pls say i love u ritu....."-thats my mind voice

"Varun,am confused help me out.."- Ritu
I was confused..Ritu continued.."Rakesh gave this rose to me.. he is asking my opinion.. what shall i do?"

oh shit!!!i was completely collapsed..The pain which I had was even worser than a massive heart attack..Tears started dropping out of my eyes..Lot of things were running in my mind.. something stopped me from expressing my love at that time..Still I managed..With a heavy heart I said this:

"its your life Ritu..u have to decide.."

It has been 2 months since the incident took place..She was still in a dilemma to accept Rakesh's proposal.. And my college life came to an end.. She again asked my suggestion about Rakesh's proposal.. I thought,she too likes him.. So I stood by my words that its her life and she has to decide.. But the pain was there in my heart still.. My lips said those words,but my heart said something different as follows:

"pls reject him Ritu.. accept me..dont u know that u r my world?"..

But she left me.. She went to Delhi,this was the last information I got abt her..

And after this,I left Chennai and went to Pondicherry and stayed there for some months with my friend.. I got a job in a MNC then..I slowly started concentrating on my job... 

This is the flashback(quite lengthy na.. :P).. Coming back to reality..

"Varun where were u all these yrs..i searched for u and tried to contact u so many times,but couldn't,as I couldn't get any details about u"- Ritu

"So Mrs.Ritu Rakesh,how is Rakesh"- I asked

"no Varun.. am still Ms.Ritu..u know what right from the day I left u,I have been thinking about u only..I..I understood ur feelings only after our separation.. to b frank,I will b very happy to become Mrs.Varun :-)" - Ritu

"Sorry I lost interest in you.. I never remembered u even once in these 5 yrs"- I tried to manage(but only with a heavy heart).. but my cellphone rang.. the ringtone was "Jagadhodharana"(her voice)..Couldn't control anymore my eyes became wet..She understood me..

All of a sudden she hugged me tightly.. There was no lust in this hug,but I could feel her pure love..She was crying and still smiling..I couldn't manage anymore.. I too hugged her tightly..I felt like the entire world is in my arms..

And she said,"yes u never remembered me in these 5 yrs.. only if u forget me,u need to remember me.. but u never forgot me.. u were always thinking about me.. i was always in ur thoughts...am feeling heaven Varun.. feeling heaven here"

She continued..
"Had you proposed me in atleast those last 2 months,by this time I would have been yours Varun,I would have been urs"

and she asked me like a kid- "Will u marry me?"

My mind was filled with full of joy..but her voice turned bit rough now.. I started hearing different words.. 

"Its already 7.30 Varun,get up,someone has sent an invitation to u"- this is my Mum..

I read the invitation,which said: 


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A nostalgic journey to Potheri SRM College

Finally back to college.. Oh no,not in real life,but in this world of blogging.Yes this post is all about my some happy moments of my college life.Every single second was a happy moment for me when I was in college.And yes am from SRM Institute of Science & Technology(SRM University),Kattankulathur campus. Well I used to go only in train to college.I will start from Tambaram and will get down at Potheri(see pic).Its hardly a 20 minute journey(if the train doesn't stop due to signals).The fun starts from Tambaram itself.But my close friends start the day with a bang from Egmore,Saidapet etc..

I joined SRM in 2005 Aug.I am basically not from Chennai.I have heard about the 'kind-of-treatment' in Jeppiyar institutions.So I expected something similar in SRM too.Fortunately here things were quite different,that people started bunking classes in 1st sem itself :-).I never hesitated to speak with guys in my college and as a result from day-1 I started roaming with a gang of guys.Fearing ragging in trains,in the initial days I used to go in buses.Then only I learnt that lot of beautiful gals from SRM and Valliammai College were travelling in bus.For the 1st one month,I used to travel alone in bus and what else I can do?Sight..

Then I started going by train and we became a gang[Naanga motham 10 per,engalukku decency eh kidayathu :D]

.All were depressed and disappointed when our 2nd semester results came since many guys got arrears(my friend Gokul expected 2,but unfortunately he escaped :D with no arrears).But there was one person who never bothered abt the result and was completely happy&satisfied with the result.Yes your honor,u r right,its me.Now you don't think that I cleared all the subjects.I too got 2 arrears.My friend asked me:

"Macha what da u r so happy?u cleared everything huh?"

I replied-"No 2 wickets(electronic devices and digital electronics) gone"

my friend-"then how r u so happy?", I replied-"I expected some 3 or 4 da,thank God,it stopped with 2"

My parents-"ithu unakkoru paadam"

My reply-"onnu illa paa 2 paadam" 

I was like this only.But as days passed on,our friendship bonding got strengthened.What I really felt/feel as a biggest achievement in my college life is that,I never had people,who considered me as their enemy.

This is how I used to sit in college park and we will keep on passing comments on whoever crosses us.We will keep teasing each other.None was spared,including me :D.

It was in my 3rd year,college life took some different twists and turns.There was a subject called personality development.That was a subject to enhance our soft-skills and it was handled by a Madam named Deepa[nice mam :-)].One day she asked one of us to speak about any topic for 2 minutes.Since I was desperate to make some political speeches :D,I went and shouted something.My friends encouraged me by giving good comments :-).It was my class,which at no instance degraded any student about his/her communication skills.Even when we stammer on stage,the whole class will listen wait until the person completes and u can hear the same kind of claps when every student completes his speech.

Then comes the famous title to me,'RamuJi' :D.There is a history behind this title.I got pass mark in mathematics in a cycle test.So people started calling me as 'Ramanujam'(maths genius).Now u need not think whether it is so difficult to get pass in that subject.Its not like that,but,it was sooooooo difficult for me to get pass mark in cycle tests :D.My friend Gokul(mavane :x) gave this title 'RamuJi' to me,since he felt it was stylish( Enna koduma sir ithu?).From that day onwards all started mocking me by saying RamuJi :D and I really felt bad for getting pass mark in a subject :-(.

Another part is ragging.We ragged so many juniors.Guys,gals no partiality in this alone :D.Most of the ragging will take place in canteen and electric train.Its a real risk to rag in other places.We will ask guys to drive car using 50p coin,will make them go for a march past.One day I caught hold of a guy.All my friends were ragging only Tamilians.Its too bad to be partial right?So I caught a north Indian guy.The moment I caught him, he told,"bayya bayya Tamil nahin maalum bayya". My friend yelled at him-"u know English na?then what"... that guy was so clever-"bayya bayya muje english nahin maalum bayya".. "Arreh bayya muje Hindi maalum,thum ithar aavo"-ya its me..Goyyale yaar kitta?

While travelling in train,we used to speak all non-sense.I saw gal and as usual I started passing funny comments about that girl to my friend,who was standing on foot-board.Oh shit!!Then only I came to know that I was speaking to a stranger and my friend was behind me.Then what,as usual,we were laughing for some 1 hr about this :D.It was during this train travel my friend M S Karthik will bash us in bad words,loudly, for making fun of him :D.

My friends GK and Harish Bharath used to fight for Sachin Tendulkar respectively.Myself and Gokul will be one team(Ajith fans) and will bash actor Vijay and will tease my friend Harish.He too is no lesser to us,he will also give punching counters,but the audience hated Vijay more than Ajith,so most of the time we will only win :D.My another important friend Naveeth(Bhai) will spice up the arguments with his powerful comments :D

Now it wont be fair if I don't mention about KoushikBarath(Science).I named him science on day 2 itself.I have a funny pic of him in my system.I used to threaten him that I will put it in orkut,fb etc.He will still get frightened for this blackmail.But,science,if u r reading this post,make it sure that u make good comments about this post.Else I will put that pic in orkut :D.

Another important person is Jagadish.He always used to give lectures about girls to me :D.

Finally I too took a seminar in SRM.They made me take a seminar.The topic was GPRS.Most of them enjoyed it thoroughly.Not because of my wonderful explanation,but because of the comedies which I made.I was speaking about actress Genelia and some beautiful girls to explain GPRS[ada practical examples ba](see pic below)

Then came the campus interviews.I never got selected in any company until my college life was over :D.But later I got some offer,blah blah..,lets not get into it now :D.

Now this is September month.I have to mention this here.The only birthday which I celebrated in college with my friends with lot of fun means,it was during final year.17-09-2008 was the date.Had a great time like this :

Hmm.. I am able to understand ur questions.. You are asking me what about girls.Honestly speaking, I have never moved with a girl in my 4 yr college life.But still there were some good girls :-),who considered me too as their friend and I too consider them as my friend.We went for an outing to IG resort.There again I teased everyone by making some normal mimicry.My friends gave an overwhelming response and encouraged me to do more and enjoyed it thoroughly.After that some girls with whom I have never spoken with,became my friends :-).Thanks to social networks.. But for these social networks(orkut,fb etc),I wouldn't have spoken with many people in my life.

Now am really missing such an awesome life.One guy is in Navy,one guy is in Shillong,some people in US etc etc.. The thing is am not even able to meet guys who r in Chennai regularly.Happy that am able to meet atleast few guys in regular intervals.Whenever I pass through SRM college,I want to get into college.I will be happy if time machine becomes a reality.I will go back to my college life and will stay there forever.I will ask Sabha sir and Jeba sir to take class and will sit in last bench and enjoy.I want to do a final year project once again,with Sumathi mam as my guide.. Again I will buy it from Spiros technology itself,coz still I don't know to do projects on my own :D.I am really missing my Andhra friends Keshava,Munaga,Sarangaru,Kerala frnds Jithin,Ismail etc.. I met some 100% pure-natured guys like Manikandans(2 Manis are there).Its not so easy to get a friend like Naveeth bhai,who used to support me and other friends at all occasions.

Now is it possible to go to SRM college with same gang and re-do my UG again(but without paying fees)?

Note: What I have written is just 0.1% of our atrocities.That too with lots and lots of censor :D. You can imagine how it would have been in reality :-).

And I dedicate this post to all the 2009 passed outs of SRM college.