Sunday, January 02, 2011


The new year has dawned and it simply makes no difference to me. I am up against the people celebrating new year with a frenzied madness as if it is yet another diwali or christmas or ramzan. After all, this new year is not even a regular central government holiday and it is merely the start of yet another month. I strongly feel these new year celebrations show our addiction towards the western culture, and it  has demoralized and spoiled the Indian tradition and culture. With an increasing number of divorce cases and an increase in the number of the so called "crimes of passion", it seems our tradition and culture will become a thing of the past. Every new year symbolizes an increase in the number of parties and nothing else. I just wonder what Bharathiyar would have dreamed of had he been alive today!! He would have wished for a sensible and a responsible younger generation!