Friday, June 25, 2010


The last  6 weeks gave me a lot of time. I slept early , woke up late, spent a lot of time with my parents , visited relatives' home , attended functions , went to temples , saw ravanan the first day, saw India defeating Pakistan and destroying,demolishing Afridi's hopes , got satisfactory results, learnt car driving , did not waste time in the name of projects or interns.
Every good thing comes to an end. So are my beautiful holidays. Next week by this time , I would be in my college as a pre final year student , arguing with my friends for rahman , mani , dada , bavana , ajith , vikram and salem . Its one and a half months since I saw the beautiful , charming fortress called CEG.Gurunath stores , onion rava , snh , hostel, treats and my trademark mokka are going to be a part of my life again. I have got only two more years of college life left. I am looking forward to make the most of it, with all my friends.

Monday, June 21, 2010


We live in a society where pronouncing 'thamizh' as 'tamil' is fancied. Many mothers speak with their kids in English.Taking up civil service after B.E is viewed as foolishness.Whereas getting a M.S from some foreign university and settling in foreign countries is seen as a sign of pride.People have started to forget their motherland and language.

This is a society where elders are treated with the least respect.Old age homes have started increasing.. Our old age homes lodge people who are parents of  the citizens of various countries. A survey says that only 20 % of the Indian students studying  abroad return to India for work. I am reminded of Sujatha writing in "Katradhum Petradhum" about his Diwali celebrations in states with the American grandchildren,born to  his Indian son.

A pension is not merely a money. It is the reward given by the  government for its employees for their work. While accompanying my grandpa to the state treasury for muster, it was destroying to hear this.. "ye. kezhadu. oru thadava sonna puriyadhu!", yelled an officer in treasury at an old man who is 75+. "thedi eduthuko po" , he throwed the register of that retired headmaster on the floor beside him. With shivering hands , a walking stick , he leaned on the floor to pick his register. That register should have contained something , which could savor his self  confidence. He should also be  like my grandfather only. Giving a fifty rupees to his grandson with a feeling of standing in his own legs and saying "Enna venumo vangiko" with a big smile of satisfaction.

Let us be Tamizhans(in your language tamilians) at heart at least.


Ever since his evolution , man is trying to understand nature and exploit its gifts. In order to attain the gifts of nature , empires were built, wars were waged and numerous lives were lost. The study of science has enabled man to understand nature better , and make new inventions and discoveries to help the mankind. Ironically , each and every invention had its own drawback.
Today we live in a world which is dominated by science. Each and every article we use today is impacted heavily by science. Be it a toothbrush or a satellite, science plays a role in it. The instruments and techniques  used by the Indian kings for carrying out civil works were said to be of superior quality. Our emperors have set trends in building construction. The Big Temple , The Grand Anicut (Kallanai) , Taj Mahal , all palaces in Rajasthan and the temples spread across our motherland are among some of the finest architectural master pieces, known all over the world. The Atharvana veda is said to have a number of verses dedicated to Mathematics, science and medicine. There is a controversy that "Acupuncture" techniques are actually stated in the fourth Veda.
It is an irony that the independent India has not developed many scientists. Despite measures of the Government only a few people take up research, the main reasons being the low salary and poor standards of education.Let us hope India produces more ramans and kalams in the years to come. I would like to see a syllabus were students all over the world read "patnaik series" , "naidu transform" , "mukherjee law" and  "singh constant". The Engineering students in foreign countries must find it tough to cope up with the books of Indian authors. IITs must become the best colleges in the world. ISRO must send satellites to research on the possibility of life in Andromeda. We must develop a vaccine for cancer.People must come to Indian hospitals to get their diseases cured.
For all this to happen , there must be a change in the Indian mentality at first. Let us hope for the best..