Thursday, April 23, 2009

LTTE, Prabakaran and our honourable CM

The war in Srilanka is about to end i guess. The LTTE are confined to a 17 sq km area. The Srilankan army is better than ever with superb weapons. With constant victories, their spirits are high. In spite of all the international pressure, the Srilankan government is not going to stop the war. This is going to kill lots of people, but atleast the srilankan government can stop the 25 odd years of uprising against the government.

I am not going to speak for or against the LTTE. Maybe LTTE is a "freedom outfit", as they claim. Or maybe, LTTE is a terrorist organization. I dont know much about it and i dont want to talk about it. Internet can teach you only few things

I am just surprised at the amount of support that LTTE is getting in Tamilnadu and among Tamil people. To some extent, i can understand, that Tamils in Tamilnadu favor Tamils in Srilanka. But i dont understand why the politicians love the LTTE outfit and prabakaran in general.

Vaiko, the founder of MDMK, says there will be a blood bath in the streets of TamilNadu, if Prabakaran was killed in the war. Ramadoss, the PMK cheif publicly issues LTTE video and audio CDs containing LTTE message in a rally held in the state capital. The Chief minister of a state, smartest and the most senior politician in Tamilnadu goes to NDTV and says Prabakaran is his friend and LTTE is not a terrorist outfit. And that he will be sad if Prabakaran was killed in the war. I just dont get it. Unless proven otherwise, LTTE is a banned organization in India and the leader, Prabakaran is the most wanted criminal, according to the Indian government. Why would a CM go on national television and say Prabakaran is his friend? Is it just the votes? If it just the votes, do the Tamil people in TamilNadu really care too much about LTTE? If so, i believe it is not right. Probably there is some sympathy for the numerous Tamils who are stuck in the warzone. But not LTTE. And what is Ms.Sonia Gandhi doing? A senior politician in her coalition is talking about a terrorist outfit and publicly declaring Prabakaran as his friend. And that Prabakaran happens to be the guy, who assassinated her husband. Why is she not saying anything? Is it all just votes and money that matter to these politicians? Dont even get me started on the coalitions in India.

I dont know what the srilankans did to the Tamils in Srilanka 25 years ago. I dont know why LTTE has been resisting the Srilankan government and has been asking for Tamil ealam. But i know one thing. They assasinated Rajiv Gandhi. In a very rare press meet, when asked about the Rajiv Gandhi incident, Prabakaran said, "athu oru thunbiyal Sambavam". He didnt deny it. He rather said, it is a saddening issue. They killed Rajiv Gandhi. One man who could have saved India from the tough times we were facing 15 years ago. They killed our country's Prime Minister. And it is completely wrong to go on national telivision and say Prabakaran is a freedom fighter and not a terrorist. And that too a senior politican like M.Karunanidhi shouldnt have said it. This is completely misleading the people. he can now use his words in smart ways and explain what he "really meant", but the fact still remains, Karunanidhi went on the National television and said a terrorist outfit leader is his friend. What a shame !

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


After all the FYP stunts, i now have some time to breathe. To honestly admit, i am now wondering what i usually do, if i am not working for my FYP. To finish the damn fyp, i still have two more grueling and painful presentations, which i can foresee, is going to suck the life out of me. Life goes on.

Anyways, i wanted to share a good tamil peom that i read recently. Well, i have read it before. But sometimes, reading the same thing again can give you a completely new perspective. The following peom titled, "உலகம்", was written by Vairamuthu. The following is just one part of the poem. To read the complete poem, you gotta buy the book.
எளிய தோற்றமே இயல்பென இருந்தேன் 
வடுக பட்டி வழியுது என்றது  
அழகாய் நானும் ஆடைகள் கொண்டேன்  
கழுதைக்கு எதற்கு கண்மை என்றது  

மேடையில் கால்மேல் காலிட்டு அமர்ந்தேன் 
படித்த திமிர்தான் பணிவில்லை என்றது  
மூத்தவர் வந்ததும் முதலில் எழுந்தேன்  
கவிஞன் நல்ல காக்கா என்றது 

மற்றவர் சூழ்ச்சியால் மண்ணில் விழுந்தேன்  
புத்தி கொளுத்தவன் புதைந்தான் என்றது  
மூச்சு பிடித்து முட்டி முளைத்தேன் 
தந்திரக்காரன் தள்ளி நில் என்றது  

பகையை கண்டு பய்ய நகர்ந்தேன் 
பயந்துவிட்டான் பாவம் என்றது 
மோதி மிதித்து முகத்தில் உமிழ்ந்தேன்  
விளங்கி விட்டதா மிருகம் என்றது  

விருதுகள் கழுத்தில் வீழக் கண்டேன்  
குருட்டு அதிர்ஷ்டம் கூடிய தென்றது  
மீண்டும் மீண்டும் விருதுகள் கண்டேன்  
தில்லியில் யாரையோ தெரியும் என்றது  

உலகின் வாய்தனை தைப்பது கடினம்
உந்தன் செவிகளை மூடுதல் சுலபம்

I leave the meaning of the poem to the reader.