Sunday, July 31, 2011

Uniform Syllabus Education~Samacheer Kalvi

Tamil Nadu Government : Do you want Laptop?

Student : No

Tamil Nadu Government : Do you want Bicycle?

Student : No

Tamil Nadu Government : Then what else you need?

Student : Sir,if you have some text books to study,please give them.

I got this as a forward SMS today.And this is the condition of Tamil Nadu school students right now.They don't know what to study.Who is the main reason for this?Let us see.

Last year the DMK government in Tamil Nadu introduced this 'Uniform Syllabus Education'(Samacheer Kalvi). Then this year elections were conducted and TN got a new CM,Ms.Jayalalitha.After taking over as CM,she announced that the Samacheer Kalvi scheme will be postponed and it will not be implemented in its current format.The new ADMK govt claims that the USE(Uniform Syllabus Education) has a sub-standard syllabus. Moreover there are complaints that there are some lessons which preaches the ideologies of one political party. It is also said that a book carries a poem written by Mrs.Kanimozhi,.our former CM Mr.Karunanidhi's daughter.

In every Tamil book,there will be 'Thamizhthaai Vaazhthu'.This time,something called 'Semmozhi Vaazhthu' has been included.It was written by none other than our great former CM M Karunanidhi.DMK lost in the recent assembly elections.Had they won,they would have 'Kalaignarized' this state(Tamil Nadu).They even might have added some lessons like Kalaignar is called the father of the nation,only Kalaignar presided over the Dandi march etc.I haven't seen the poem written by Kanimozhi.But just because Karunanidhi was CM and Kanimozhi was his daughter,their poems were included in text books.Now this Kanimozhi is in jail for her alleged role in the 2G spectrum issue,Do we really need lessons and poems by these people?Will this not mislead the next generation children?

The next issue in this scheme, in its present format, is its standard.I read some Tamil text books which is based on this Samacheer Kalvi.But I couldn't read all the books,to make a conclusion about the standard of the syllabus. But what I heard from people is the standard maintained in this syllabus is not good.Generally the matriculation schools will follow a reasonably good standard.When it comes to standard of education,CBSE syllabus is the best.The Tamil Nadu state board syllabus was not as good as these two,but still it was kind of ok.What people generally feel is that, the previous govt,instead of implementing the matriculation or CBSE kind of syllabus to all schools,has implemented the state board kind of normal syllabus to all schools.

This will do no good to this state.First of all there is no need to implement an uniform syllabus to all the schools.The choice of choosing stateboard or matriculation or CBSE or anything else should be left to the individual.All are playing politics with this issue.I saw an interview of VCK leader Mr.Thirumavalavan,in which he said,children of 'Agraharam' (meaning Brahmins) and other communities should get the same kind of education.I don't know from where does this word 'Agraharam' comes in this issue.Does caste really matters here?It doesn't really.I have seen so many 'Agraharam' children studyingi n stateboards and other community children studying in other boards.There is no restriction like only a so and so community kid will be admitted in a school.Still for the sake of votebank and publicity people speak all non-sense here.

Now let us come to the present tense.DMK did a mistake by including poems of Karunandhi,Kanimozhi etc and by degrading the standard - agreed.What the next govt did?It withheld implementing this scheme as such and passed an order that the old syllabus will be followed for the current academic year.Atleast had that order materialized,by this time,75% of portions would have been completed for 10th std students.But some social activist filed a case against this order.I don't know what really the person who filed this case is going to gain by filing a case against this.Then the High Court passed an order to follow the Samacheer Kalvi.It gave an option to edit the 'unwanted' portions.So this itself shows the nature of that Samacheer Kalvi.

If this is a responsible government,what it should have done?It should have accepted the high-court order and it should have given a go-ahead for the USE.Instead of doing that the government approached the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court upheld the High Court's judgement and asked the govt to form an expert committee and to submit its reports on the USE.Again the High Court was not convinced on the findings of the committee and it again ordered to follow the USE.Now again the case is in Supreme Court.For her personal ego,Jayalalithaa shouldn't have played on the life of the students.

I have seen lot of anxious parents.They are really scared about the future of their children.One man said like this with an worried face : 

"my son is in his 10th std now.Already its July end..Just 5 more months to go.Then revision tests and practical board examinations will start from the month of January and he will be writing his final exams on  March end.But till now nothing is clear.Am really scared about his future.."

This is the feeling of almost all the parents right now.Is Ego really bigger than the future of these children?The court gave the option to edit the lessons.The govt could have very well edited the poems of Karunanidhi and Kanimozhi and it could have implemented the syllabus as such for the current academic year.They can plan perfectly and implement a standard syllabus from the next academic year.None can stop that.I don't know what Madam Jayalalithaa is going to lose by doing this.

Let us assume that the standard of USE in its current format is poor.But now there is no other option.We are running out of time.Teachers should complete the syllabus as soon as possible.So the govt should continue with the USE in its current format for this academic year.Until we get horse,we can make use of donkey - Mr.Vijayakanth,Leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu assembly, said this.He hardly speaks anything nowadays :D,but in this issue I am ready buy his opinion..

As I said earlier,there is no necessity to implement an uniform syllabus to all schools.That will not result in any extra-ordinary performance.But if an uniform syllabus is implemented, it should be done properly and the govt should see that the standard of syllabus is good. But as long as one such syllabus is prepared,the govt should go ahead with the USE or Samacheer Kalvi syllabus for the current academic year.But the Karunanidhi and Kanimozhi portions has to be deleted for sure.

The only reason for putting this scheme on hold is nothing but this was introduced by Karunanidhi.The govt can't claim that they are doing this for the welfare of children by keeping their future in their mind.If the govt had any such thought,it wouldn't have dragged this issue to Supreme Court and high court like this.

A normal person's ego will destroy him alone.But here,ego of a responsible person,honorable CM is giving sleepless nights to thousands of students and parents.God save this state from these Dravidian parties.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Terrorist attacks and lessons to be learnt

On July 13th there were 3 consecutive blasts in Mumbai.The blasts struck Zaveri Bazar,Opera House and Kabutarkhana area of Dadar west.This is not the first time such blasts are occurring.Especially it has become a hobby for terrorists to attack Mumbai.2 days back there was a debate going on in CNN-IBN.Mr.Rajdeep Sardesai was anchoring the show.He was repeatedly asking one question,"what is the solution you are suggesting to these blasts?".Before looking about the solution,we should see the causes and other factors related to such terrorist activities.

Such blasts occur every now and then in India.The politicians escape themselves by pointing their fingers towards Pakistan.The opposition parties will simply give some statements accusing the govt and move on.Nowadays the politicians became very bold,especially those belonging to the congress party.Except the Prime Minister of India,every other congress politician is bold enough to give statements to the media as per their wish.But such statements doesn't show their boldness,it only shows their arrogance and carelessness towards the public.

"No intelligence doesn't mean intelligence failure" - this statement appears stupid right?Yes for a common man like me,it appears only stupid.For intellectuals like our honorable home minister,Mr.P Chidambaram,this statement might be sensible and intelligent one.Yes,only he uttered this statement after the blasts.There is an intelligence department.The prime duty of this department is to gather information like this and it should alert the governments. That didn't happen.Then what should it be called?Who knows,Mr.Chidambaram might also defend this statement too.He is the man who said "No action is also an action sometimes".I thought there is no match for the former Tamil Nadu CM Mr.Karunanidhi in giving statements like this.But here comes a gem of a person called Mr.Chidambaram.Its a real pity that he is home minister of this nation.He also might become the Prime Minister of this nation one day(no this is not a sarcastic remark,it is said that Mr.Chidambaram's name is under consideration with Madam ji for making him PM).If he becomes the PM,then everyone can better migrate to other countries. 

He is talking like this on one side."Terrorism is something impossible to stop all the time" - this statement was uttered by Princeling Rahul Gandhi.Every political observer and commentator sees him as the potential PM candidate of the congress party and many believe that soon he will become the Prime Minister of this nation.But see the way he is talking.There is also another 'brainy guy' in the congress party.His name is Digvijay Singh.If at all something good happens somewhere,then you can see Digvijay Singh's statements against it.His recent statement is that "Can't rule out hand of hindu outfits" in the recent Mumbai blasts.Entire nation knows that jihadis are behind this attack.Till now no terrorist outfit claimed responsibility for the blasts.But if going the newspaper reports,Indian Mujahideen and SIMI(Students Islamic Movement of India) must be behind this attack.It is also said that SIMI,a banned outfit in India,has regrouped under the name of Indian Mujahideen.But people like Digvijaya Singh are unnecessarily referring to RSS.This Digvijaya Singh is the same person who said that Saffron terror may be the reason behind the death of former  ATS chief Mr.Hemant Karkare.World knows that he was killed by the Pakistan terrorists in the 26/11 attacks.What else can we expect from him?Only such cheap and stupid comments.I really wonder what on the earth makes these politicians to utter statements like this.In the name of minority appeasement,these politicians are only helping terrorists.

The congress party refers to one group as saffron terror.Will this Digvijaya Singh call these jihadis as Islamic terror? Sadly secularism in India is being anti-hindu.Only a bunch of fools and lunatics will support such statements of Digvijaya Singh.A terrorist is a terrorist.He just kills the innocent civilians.He/she may be a buddhist, hindu, muslim, christian or anything else.The reason for killing might be different.But every terrorist kills only innocent civilians.So instead of trying to divert public attention by playing name games like this,the ruling party should think something useful.

The most hilarious statement was given by the honorable Prime Minister of India,Dr.Manmohan Singh.He said the terrorists have the advantage of surprise and this time there was no advance indication.What does this statement mean?Will the terrorist call PMO(Prime Minister Office) or Home minister before planting the bombs and will he tell them in which places he placed the bombs?For that only we have police,NIA,RAW and some other intelligence wings.How will they get information?This is a nation where frisking actor Sharukh Khan in US airport, was made a huge issue.Honorable minister of Information and Broadcasting,Smt.Ambika Soni,expressed her anger and dissatisfaction over the incident.She even went further and said that we should also frisk them here.Which means,not everyone are being frisked in India. When this is the case how will the intelligence department will get the much needed information?What if Shahrukh Khan was frisked?Is he something special?What is the guarantee that he is not a terrorist?He is a marketing freak and he just made use of the frisking incident to promote his movie "My Name is Khan"-I am not a terrorist..

This is how our security system works.What I really hate with this government is that they are bringing in the name of religion while referring to terrorism.Why should they file a mercy petition for Afzal Guru,who was sentenced to death in the Parliament attack case?Why are they giving a fair trial to the lone surviving terrorist involved in the 26/11 attacks? When there were a series of blasts during the previous govt(UPA-1),Manmohan Singh said one single community should not be targeted.I don't really get the point here.The government's attitude to accuse hindu groups unnecessarily,has to be vehemently condemned.

Some terrorist plants the bombs.So many people die in the blast including Muslims.So no sensible person will support jihad.By saving these jihadis,does the govt really gets the minority votes?I don't think so.If someone is supporting this jihad,SIMI,Indian Mujahideen groups,then they also has to be considered as terrorists.Reason for the survival of UPA govt has to debated separately.

Chidambaram claims that we haven't had a single blast in 31 months.Does that in anyway mean that we should forgive this blast?There has been lot of Maoist attacks.So many Naxal attacks has been reported.Still I couldn't forget the Naxal attack that brutally killed around 76 CRPF men in Dantewade last year.

What can be done to reduce terror/naxal attacks?There should be thorough checking in all important places daily.Airports,railway stations,bus stands,cinema theaters,religious places,govt offices,private companies etc.If this checking is done properly,lot of terrorists can be captured.The terrorists should be severely punished.Human rights doesn't apply to terrorists.They are not humans at all,then how does human rights apply to them?The terrorists should be mercilessly hanged to death.There should be zero tolerance towards terrorism of any form.One can very well raise this point,killing some terrorists will not make a difference.The terrorists never fear for death - agreed.But if these terrorists are not killed,what will happen?Others related to him will take innocent civilians as hostage and will demand their release.Moreover only if terrorists are killed,people will not dare to support them.Atleast there will be little fear that terrorists will be severely punished.The intelligence agencies should be allowed to function independently.There should not be any political interference.The agencies should work properly and should gather information about such terror strikes.If the intelligence department is allowed to function individually,they will gather the much needed information. The govt should act on the reports given by these agencies.A strict law like POTO,POTA should be framed again.

If this is done 'properly',terrorism can be controlled.But with such a home minister and Prime minister,with such a president(Soni Gandhi) of a ruling party,how can we expect some real measures against terrorists/terrorism?I am damn sure this govt will not even show atleast 1% of interest in controlling terrorism.That is the lesson which I learnt in the past few years.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

BJP - Party with a 'difference'

BJP is a Party with a 'difference' - I am not saying this,the party itself says so.But one really doesn't know in what way its different from other parties.Its recent activities shows that the party is becoming nothing more than a bunch of jokers.

They lost 2 elections consecutively after giving a good government from 98-2004.But still they are not able to identify their mistakes.They criticize the congress party that there is no democracy and only one family dominates the party.Of-course its true.But on the other hand,there is too much of democracy found in BJP.Everyone wants to become Prime Minister.Everyone wants to dominate.There is no discipline in the party.The party has no new ideas to gain the confidence of the people.So it is doing everything that is possible to gain attention.

Last year this party stalled the parliament demanding a JPC(Joint Parliamentary Committe) probe on the alleged irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation.Of-course the other opposition parties too boycotted the sessions,but still BJP is the principal opposition party in the parliament,so have to give the credit to them for stalling the parliament.They stalled the proceedings,the media coverage as usual at its best,as a result of this, the then Telecom minister,A Raja was forced to resign.But what the BJP should have done?It should have sacked the Karnataka CM Mr.B S Yeddyurappa.Of-course the magnitude of corruption allegations against Yeddyurappa is nothing compared to the Adarsh+CWG+2G scams.But just because the magnitude of corruption is less,one cannot be pardoned.

There was a big 'Tamasha' in recent times in the name of 'fasting against corruption'.Initially social activist Anna Hazare went on fast,demanding a strict Lokpal bill.The govt agreed to set up a committee to set up this bill and he ended his fast.The BJP wanted to gain political mileage through this.So they started raising their voices in favor of Mr.Hazare.If Mr.Hazare thinks,just bringing a Lokpal will eradicate/reduce corruption,then he is so naive.In India,already so many laws are there.The problem is not with law,it is with lawmakers.On one hand he is going on fast against corruption.The media gave the best possible coverage to him.On the other hand he writes letters to Sonia Gandhi complaining against congress ministers like DigVijaya Singh and Kapil Sibal.Sonia Gandhi replies him that they both(that is,Sonia Gandhi and Anna Hazare) are on the same page in eradicating corruption.Anna Hazare feels happy about this.

Reputed economist and writer,S Gurumurthy alleges that Sonia Gandhi has lot of money in Swiss bank.He is showing a news item in Switzerland magazine as a proof for this.He also relates so many other proofs for this claim.He has challenged Sonia Gandhi to file a case against him,if she feels the allegations made by him,are false.Sonia Gandhi carefully avoided this and till now she has not responded for this.Not only Gurumurthy,also the Janata Party leader,Subramanian Swamy makes this allegations,again no reply from Madam ji.If such a lady compares herself with a so-called anti-corruption-crusader,its something to feel ashamed of.But Anna feels happy about it.This only shows his innocence.The BJP wanted to gain public attention by supporting this Anna Hazare.

The 'Tamasha' didn't end here.Popular Yoga guru,Baba Ramdev,took part in the fast led by Anna in Jantar Mantar.On seeing the amount of media attention and the publicity,that the movement received,Baba Ramdev decided to go on another fast.Baba Ramdev has more no. of followers,so he just wanted to gain more publicity.So he went on a fast against bringing back the black money stashed in Swiss bank.The thing is he went on a fast-unto-death.What the govt should have done?At the first place they shouldn't have given him the permission to go on fast itself.Instead finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and Human Resources minster Kapil Sibal,went to airport to meet Baba Ramdev and convince him to give up the idea of fasting.When someone talks against corruption,this government is scared.Instead of sending the ministers,they should have sent the police to airport and should have arrested Ramdev.But this govt is known for its foolish moves.One such move is the police assaulted the civilians who took part in the fast and were sleeping in the Ramlila maidan.They arrested Baba Ramdev arrogantly.These things looked really ugly.

But the BJP's comedies started after this incident.The BJP went to the extent of calling this an undeclared emergency and they went on fast condemning this act.Sad part is,a statesman like Mr.Advani too supported this fast.There are serious corruption charges against its Karnataka ministers(Reddy brothers,Yeddyurappa etc) and some ministers in Chattisgarh.No action was taken against these people.But the BJP will join every social activist who fights corruption.Funny people they are.The leader of opposition in Lok Sabha,Madam Sushma Swaraj ji,went one step further and showed her patriotism like this.Watch the below video:

This dance show took place in Gandhi memorial in Rajghat during the BJP's protest against the arrest of Ramdev.Sushma Swaraj can try acting in movies.Her dancing skills may even fetch a national award to her. Anyway her dance was awful.She needs more training from some good dancers.But she has that talent in her. If she learns dance from some proper mentor and if she acts in movies,she may provide a relief to fans from likes of Sheela Ki Jawaani(Katrina Kaif) or Munni Badnam Hui(Malaika).Because she will dance only to patriotic songs.Movies has a wider reach,so she can spread patriotism among the public by dancing in movies for patriotic songs,instead of doing the same in Gandhi memorial.

Being a leader of opposition in Loksabha,she should have some sort of decency atleast.Its a responsible post. This lady gave assurance to TN fishermen that she herself will raise the issue in parliament on behalf of the Tamils.She also said that it is a national issue.But till now I believe she has not raised this issue in Loksabha. I think she was all busy in practicing that great dance.Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley has lot of difference of opinion,that they two will not be seen together in most of the occasions.If its a meeting organized by Sushma Swaraj,Mr.Jaitley will not be present and vice-versa.This is the kind of democracy their party has.

This gives an impression that the BJP is not a party with a difference,but only differences are within the party.That is difference of opinion among the party members. If the party thinks,this is a 'difference' compared to other parties,we can't help it out. Its their right.But not everyone will think like this.

And I came across a news recently that the BJP chief Mr.Nitin Gadkari said that the party is committed to build a grand Ram temple in UP.Who Mr.Gadkari is cheating?The issue is in Supreme court.How can he build a Ram temple in the disputed land before the court delivers its judgment?If he thinks he can win hindu votes by making such statements,then he will end up with egg on his face.This proves a news leaked by wiki-leaks cable.The leaked news said that,Arun Jaitley,leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, once said this to an US official that his party uses the hindutva policy only for electoral gains.Mr.Jaitley denied this.But anyway the BJP's activities clearly proves that they are using the hindutva thing only for votebank politics.They have to understand the fact that their hindutva principle will not fetch them any votes.Only projecting some non-corrupt and capable leader as Prime Minister candidate can win the confidence of people. How Mr.Gadkari is able to make such statements?I really can't understand.The BJP was in power for 6 years. They couldn't build a temple in those 6 years.How can they build it now?Instead of playing politics over Ram temple,the BJP should concentrate on development oriented politics.

Instead of foolishly trying to gain attention by supporting people like Ramdev,Anna Hazare,the BJP should act against its own tainted members.It should sack the corrupt ministers.One can very well raise the question that how can a minister be sacked for mere allegations.Just because the opposition says something one need not be sacked,but when the allegations are worth enough to create a strong suspicion that the particular minister has a role in the scam and when the allegations are supported by some facts,the minister/MLA/MP or whomsoever it be,has to resign or has to be sacked.Best example is recent resignation of Mr.Dayanidhi Maran.The CBI's allegations were supported by facts and inorder to pave way for a honest inquiry, Mr.Maran was forced to resing.Am reserving my comments on how honest the inquiry is going to be.Will write a detailed post about it later.

The principal opposition party has a major role in democracy.This is the thought a common man will have.If this govt is not satisfactory,he will choose the alternative.For that the alternative should atleast appear somewhat better than the ruling party.Or the opposition party should at-least appear not worser than the ruling party.In central level things are different.People are fed up with the congress party and the UPA govt. If you talk different kinds of people daily,you can observe this.The thing is,they are fed up with the govt and are frustrated,but they are in no mood to support BJP.Only those who are hard-core BJP followers and BJP partymen thinks BJP as an alternative.For a common man,BJP is not a better alternative.

If the situation continues like this for some more time,then revolution will happen in India too.Revolution happens only when there is nothing to lose and when there is no other option left out.The BJP has some good leaders and good administrators.They should change their approach and should act responsibly.If they are not going to realize their responsibilities and if they keep on making such self-mockeries,soon the BJP will become history.

P.S. : I have avoided the communal remarks against the BJP.That is a topic which has to be dealt in detail.Will write about it later.And I will come up with more posts about BJP again.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Music moods - A Musical Journey - part-5

ஒரு தங்க ரதத்தில்
பொன் மஞ்சள் நிலவு
என் தெய்வம் தந்த
என் தங்கை 

Its a song about sister.A loving elder brother sings for his younger sister.Meaning goes something like "My sister is a golden moon in a golden chariot".It was Kannadasan who penned lyrics for this song.This song comes in the movie "Dharmayudham".It is one of the best sister sentiment songs in Tamil Cinema.In India brother-sister sentiment has immense value.In Tamil Nadu,if we don't know someone,we will call them annaa-akkaa only.In North India it is "bhayya"..Like this the word varies from place to place..But the meaning remains the same. After all in our pledge,we say,all Indians are my brothers and sisters. So here we consider everyone as our own siblings[now don't come and ask me,then whom to marry :D,that is a different discussion :P].The point I wanted to mention here is whenever one listens to this song,he may think about his sister.Such a nice meaningful song it is.

The song was sung by late Mr.Malaysia Vasudevan.He is a very good singer and he was a successful playback singer to superstar Rajnikanth.His voice suited Rajni pretty well.Songs like "Podhuvaaga en manasu thangam","ennoda raasi nalla raasi" were huge hits among the masses.Still his "Vaa vaa vasanthame" from Pudhu Kavithai and "Vaa vaa kanna" from Velaikaaran remains my personal favorite.The lines "En vaanile oru deva minnal vandhadhu,en nenjinai adhu killi vittu chendradhu" from that Puthu Kavithai song are still running in my mind.

பாடறியேன் படிப்பறியேன்
பள்ளிக்கூடம் தானறியேன்

Hope you would have guessed whose entry it is going to be.Its none other than "Isaikuyil" Chitra madam.God has gifted this sweet lady with such a sweet voice.Can't stop listening to her songs.Just listen to the above song.Maestro Ilayaraja's music,K J Yesudas singing the male part of the song,Vairamuthu's enjoyable lyrics.. Still Chitra madam scores in this song.She has so many songs for her credit.Ovvoru Pookalume is another good example of Chitra madam's song.It is one of the most inspirational songs.You will get a romantic feeling when you listen to "Yaaro Yaarukkul Ingu Yaaro" from the movie Chennai-28.Just listen to this song. It is "Vizhiyile en Vizhiyile" from the movie Vellithirai.For some reason this song was not included in the movie. Lyrics were penned by Pazhani Bharathi. Just listen the way she sings this song.Especially the lines, "Naan saambalaanalum en kaadhal vaazhume" and "en indha saabangal naan paavam illaya,vidhi kannamoochi vilayaada naan kaadhal bommaya".It was like expressing her deep sorrow for her guy.For her voice modulation itself,I used to hear this song like a mad fellow,during the time it released.Daily atleast 20 times,I used to listen to this song.May sound crazy,but doesn't matter...

Actually there are so many songs of Chitra madam has to be shared,but am winding up with this..Am planning to write an exclusive post about Chitra ji soon.At times I used to think God is so mean.He has given such a great voice to this lady.Simply awesome singer.Hope many could have come across this news.Her daughter died recently.It was the most unfortunate thing to happen to anyone.Why such horrible incidents happens to good people like Chitra?Whenever I think about such incidents,I want to scream loud "enna maadhiri kadavul idhu" like how Madhavan does in Anbe Sivam.Anyway let us hope God gives her enough strength to overcome this deep sorrow and let us hope she starts singing more no. of songs again.

Well the discussion started off with music and its going somewhere else.Already in my first part of this series I have mentioned about Yesudas sir and about S P B in my 3rd part.There so many songs sung by these people, which can be discussed.I would like to mention the song "Agaram ippo sigaramaachu" here.Whats so special about that song?Music director of this movie is S P Balasubramaniam sir himself and the singer of this song is K J Yesudas sir.Many thinks that Ilayaraja composed music for this song.But it is SPB.Soulful composition.Don't wait,just watch the song here.

ஒரு இனிய மனது 
இசையை அனைத்து செல்லும் 
இன்பம் புது வெள்ளம் 
அந்த சுகம் இன்ப சுகம் 
அந்த மனம் எந்தன் வசம்

I would like to write about another singer here,whom,not many(in our generation) will  be knowing I guess. Yes she is singer Jency.She is the playback singer for the above mentioned song,from the movie Johnny.Many thinks that these songs were sung by Janaki madam.There is another song in the movie,En vaanile ore vennilaa, was also sung by her only.Most of her songs in Ilayaraja sir's music were super hits.Like Kaathal Oviyam from Alaikal Oivathillai,Meenkodi theril from the movie Karumbu vil,Ennuyir Neethane from the movie Priya etc. Meenkodi theril is a different song.I would suggest everyone to listen to that song. Click hereAayiram Malarkale from the movie Niram Maaraatha Pookkal.She is an awesome singer,who should have got a long career is what I feel.

Well I would love to discuss Yesudas sir's classical songs,SPB's mass intro songs to MGR,Rajni etc and the duet songs of all the above mentioned people for some months continuously.So much is there.Anyway have to proceed to the next 'era' in music.

Before that,I also would like to write about another person.If I write his name here,people might laugh.But honestly speaking,he is a good music director.Leave alone his funny actions in the movie.Listen to the song Vaigaikarai kaatre nillu from the movie Uyirullavari Usha.Its a great composition.Well you might have guessed who that music director is.Yes he is T Rajendar @ TR.Had TR concentrated only on music,he would have had a great career as a music director is what I believe.Also don't miss this song,a simple and soothing melody from the movie Oru Thalai Raagam.

His Naanoru Raasiyilla Raja,Noolum Illai Vaalumillai,Vaasamilla malaridhu from Oru Thalai Raagam and Vasantham Paadi Vara from Rayil Payanangalil are real classics.Don't forget to watch this Vaasamilla Malaridhu Song here:Honestly speaking TR is a very talented person.And he deserves lot of respect for his heart melting compositions atleast.Regarding his acting - no comments.

Rise of A R Rahman is something special I would say.Because when Ilayaraja sir was at his peak,no music director could survive in the industry.Now don't think that Raja sir spoiled their chances.None could beat Raja sir is the fact.But it was in 1992,one man turned the attention of the entire state,infact the entire country towards him.Yes it is A R Rahman with his music for the movie Roja.It is said that Manirathnam listened to 140 tunes composed by ARR and selected the songs,which he felt 'the best' to the movie.I don't know how far this is true,but if true,its amazing stuff from Rahman.With his trendsetting music,he announced his arrival in style and his entry marked a new era of music in Tamil Cinema[One can't compare Ilayaraja's entry in 1976 and Rahman's entry in 1992,both are different and both has their own significance].He is the first music director to survive in the industry when Ilayaraja was in top.Note the words carefully,I am saying "survived" and not "outshined",because Ilayaraja sir is still actively composing movies and many directors still prefer him. Nandalala,a movie released last year,was highly spoken about for its background music.Music director of the movie is Ilayaraja and songs too were good.

Am not going into the comparison between Ilayaraja and ARR.Both are different and can't be compared. Rahman worked with some great directors like K Balachander,Bharathiraja,Maniratnam etc.Songs in the movie "Duet" can be considered an ever-green classic.Songs in the movie Sangamam will remain in my memories forever.Especially the "Sowkiyama Kanne" song is an awesome song.

He has reached great heights now.He got one of the so called world's precious award Oscar.He won Golden globe too.But I would have been happy had he won those awards for an Indian movie.Instead these awards were given for a movie about India,a movie which portrayed India in a bad light.Anyway that is a different topic.Now am not getting into it.But I have a different kind of disappointment with Rahman.He has reduced doing music for Tamil movies.Even if he does,I feel like something is missing in it.His recent releases like Enthiran,Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya,were good though.I would be happy to see Rahman scoring music for more no. of movies in Tamil too.I want him to do songs like this :

Also like this :

Also like Kathalar Dhinam ,Alaipaayuthe , Jeans , Love Birds etc.. Whenever I listen to the Roja Roja song and Sowkiyama Kanne song, some flashbacks runs in my mind.Memories travel some 10-11 years back. Simply love those days and songs too.This is the unique specialty about songs.When we listen to certain songs,some incidents will flash in our mind. When I was in my 7th standard,we(me and other 2 friends) used to tease one girl by singing the song "Kaasu mele kaasu vandhu" from the movie Kadhala Kadhala..We will sing these lines "Ramalingam kaila kaasu" repeatedly,as her father's name is Ramalingam.Missing those days badly.I just dont want to get into it too deep,because again I will start cursing God :-(.

Anyway coming back to Rahman,in his recent releases,the song that made me mad means, "Mannippaya" from the movie Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya.Shreya Ghoshal's voice is one of the main reasons for the success of that song.Awesome song it is.I would love to hear the lines "Oru naal sirithen maru naal veruthen unai naan kollaamal kondru pudhaithene mannippaayaa" repeatedly.At times I have cursed Rahman for bringing people like Udit Narayanan to sing Tamil Songs(he may be a good singer,but he simply kills Tamil),but, for giving more songs to singers like Shreya Ghoshal,I have to praise him only.Her Tamil pronunciation is also pretty good.Moreover her voice is awesome awesome simply beautiful.

And there is also another genre of music,without which the music itself is incomplete.Folk songs. When people are in joyful mood,they love to dance.To dance,you need some fast beat songs.Deva provided such songs to us.Of-course every other music director has composed fast beat,gana songs.But I would call Deva as the trendsetter in Gana songs.His Vidha vidhama soupu seepu kannadi,kothalsavadi lady,vaanga da 420B da,Salomiya,Sirippu varudhu sirippu varudhu sithappa,Kavalaipadaadhe sagodhara etc are my favorite Gana songs.He is also a good singer.His voice suits for such fast beat songs and some philosophical songs too.His recent song Modhi Vilayadu in the movie Modhi Vilayadu(Music by Colonial Cousins) is one of the best examples for this.Deva also composed some excellent melodies like "Konja Naal Poru Thalaivaa","Mudhal mudhalil Paarthen" etc..Undoubtedly Deva is an excellent music director,who deserves lot of respect and deserves to be mentioned whenever someone speaks about music.

Above I was typing Konja Naal Poru Thalaiva and Mudhal Mudhalil Paarthen.The music director may be Deva,but the singer for this song is Hariharan.There was a period when I had lot of craze towards his songs. 

Those days there was no broadband internet,online downloads,infact CD players were also a matter of luxury those days.I used to select songs from all the movies and will write it down in a paper and will give to an audio shop called "Arun Prakash Audio Videos",when I was in Tindivanam.Cost of an empty cassette is Rs.20 and Rs.25 for recording. So total Rs.45 and I will get 12 songs(6 songs per side).Still I have those cassettes,but I don't have the tape recorder now.What a period it was!!!Would love to go back to those days!!!!

Mostly I will be listening to songs like Ennai thaalatta varuvaala,Enakkoru Snegithi,Konja Naal Poru Thalaiva,Sollamal Thottu Sellum Thendral,Semmeena,Naalai Kaalai neril varuvaala,Nee kaatru naan maram,Nilavu Paattu etc. All are Ajith-Vijay songs right?Yes his voice suits these actors pretty well. His songs to these actors will remain in my memory for a long time.

Recently Vidyasagar,Harris Jeyaraj,Yuvan Shankar Raja,G V Prakash are giving hit songs.Of-course Vidyasagar is in the field for quite a long time.And his Run is my favorite album and I also like his Gilli,Chandramukhi,Dhool,Anbe Sivam songs. Whenever I think of Harris,Ullam Ketkume and Unnalae Unnalae comes to my mind immediately.His melody songs has some magic for sure,so many times I have felt that he is repeating same tunes,but still I couldn't resist myself from listening to those songs.Yuvan means I remember Katradhu Thamizh,7G,Kadhal Konden etc.Yuvan has been a main reason for the success of so many movies.His songs have given the much needed opening to so many movies.Also the recent entry Sundar C Babu is also doing good.

When it comes for modern day lyricists,I feel Na.Muthukumar and Thamarai are the best.Kabilan,Pazhanibharathi,Viveka writes good songs,still Muthukumar and Thamarai are class apart.

But still we have to wait for some more years to see how long the modern songs lasts for.

That's it.I am completing my musical journey with this post.I believe it was a happy journey.To share some videos and audio links here,I searched for some songs in google and fortunately I got those songs,which I couldn't get before.Also I forgot to mention about so many songs like Kelviyin Nayagane from Aboorva Raagangal, Oru Naal Iravu from the movie Kaaviyathalaivi etc.Also I couldn't write in detail about so many personalities like singer Harini,Karthik,Naresh Iyyer etc.But still,I feel the journey was quite cool and I believe the readers too feel the same.Feel free to give your honest comments here.