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பிச்சு உதறிட்டாங்க

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் செப்ரெம்பர் 22, 2008

கூட்டுக் குடும்பம் பத்தி வாய் கிழிய பெருமையடிக்கிறவங்கள்லாம் ஒரு எட்டு எட்டிப் பார்த்துட்டு வாங்க. எனக்கென்னவோ பொதுவா இந்தியக்கலாச்சாரத்துக்கே இவங்க சொல்ற எல்லா பாயிண்ட்டும் ஒத்துவரும்னு தோணுது. பி.கு. பதிவு ஆங்கில மொழியில் இருக்கு.

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Posted in ஆங்கிலம், கலாச்சாரம், சமூகம், Cutlure, Society | 1 Comment »

Returning to india

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் மார்ச் 20, 2008

From someone whose parents returned to India.

Parents think that children are ‘just children’ and adapt easily to any kind of surroundings.  But that’s not the case.

[…..]

People wanting the Indian culture to raise their children, please return to India before your children can differentiate between Papa and Mama because otherwise there is all chance that you may be cursed to death by your very own offsprings.

Posted in Cutlure, Parenting, Society | Leave a Comment »

Finding Mr. Right

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் திசெம்பர் 4, 2007

I could never understand rationalistic women agreeing for arranged marriage. I can see why men opt for it, but women who “understand” things but risking to marry a stranger that too after coming across so many jerks in life? What if he happens to be the worst jerk of all? what if he happens to be the bully or who believes in gender craps..

Sandhya explains how it happens. I don’t agree, but I can see how it happens.

sending a wanted ad into the universe is not a whatever idea…it’s a good idea.

That’s what I am going to do and you know what, I have this feeling that it will be answered.

is her final decision! Good luck girl. All the best too.

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The C word

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் நவம்பர் 16, 2007

  1. Shoba Narayan chronicles her family’s decision to return to India.
  2. Dotmom questions the ties that bind
  3. Poppins discusses on the great US-India divide
  4. Kowsalya asks the question
  5. Ammani’s bee has also been buzzing about the same thing, the C word
  6. Anitha’s take
  7. Anitha’s reply to ammani’s post
  8. Radhika’s thoughts on bringing up an outsider (slightly old post)
  9. Sujatha summarises the reactions to returning to india

Posted in Cutlure, India, Indian society | 1 Comment »

தமிழன் – எங்கும் எதிலும் தீவிரம்?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஓகஸ்ட் 11, 2007

வலைப்பூக்களில் தத்தித் தாவிய போது கிடைத்தவை – அனைத்தும் மொழி / பிராந்தியம் சம்பந்தப்பட்டவை:

தீபா-Hindi – Indian

[…]
The cousins or friends visiting from N.India too acted like North Indians. They sang hindi songs, girls never donned pottu, used “accha” frequently (I am thinking of Sowcar Janaki from Iru kodugal now) and definitely seemed cool. Being able to talk in hindi gave them some sort of a superiority complex I guess. And whenever I could, I tried to prove that my spoken hindi was good.[…]

ஓம்-India does not have a national language

I decided to create this blog as an answer to the frequently asked questions regarding TN and its “supposed anti-hindi policy”

Hawkeye(கழுகுப்பார்வை?)- Movie Gods are Smiling: The last & final clash of the Titans

[…]Tamil Nadu, to an outsider, is in many ways a perplexing place. I personally think it’s a crazy place filled with impossible people. When it comes to good ol’ TN there is no middle ground.A freakish variant of dvaitham philosophy is prevalant. […]

ஓம்கார் ஜோஷி (Omkar Joshi) – Stalinisation of Hindi

[…]But being bang in the middle of the heartland of each of these languages has put things into perspective beautifully.

“The constitution provides for 16 national languages.”

The words hit me like a hurricane. […]

நிடா ஜடர் குல்கர்னி (Nita Jatar Kulkarni) – South India is better developed than North India says CNN IBN

[…]Tell me – do people from Tamil Nadu say that North Indians should speak Tamil? So why do North Indians say that Tamilians should speak Hindi?[…]

நிடா ஜடர் குல்கர்னி (Nita Jatar Kulkarni) – Multi-cultural multi-racial India

[…] ‘We have a different languages, more than thirty of them!’ I exclaimed, not a little proudly.
‘Dialects?’ he asked.
‘Oh no! Languages! Knowing Tamil doesn’t mean you can understand Gujarati or Punjabi…the languages are very very different. As different as English and French! Plus we have different scripts!’ I was enjoying myself now because he was surprised. ‘Doesn’t Spanish and Italian use the same script as English? And what about the Americans? Don’t they too use the same language as the British? English? And the same script as well?’ I asked.
He was silent, but I could see that he was fascinated.
[…]

இது எதுவும் என் கருத்து கிடையாதுங்க! என்ன? பயந்தாங்கொள்ளியா? யாருங்க?

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தேனிலவு ஜோடிகள்…

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஜூலை 12, 2007

தேனிலவுக்குப் போனமா, வந்தமானு இல்லாம இதுல ஆராய்ச்சி என்ன வேண்டிக்கிடக்கு? இராமன் தான் பார்த்த அனுபவத்தைக் கூறுகிறார்; பத்தாததுக்கு திருமதி இராமன் வீடியோ வேற பிடிச்சிறுக்காங்க. நல்ல ஜோடிங்க!

Saws captured a classic of a video. The video actually captured the kind of honeymoon couples that visit these places and how do they interact between themselves and how do they present themselves to the world. It was quite insightful and amusing to watch what they did. There were different genres….

ச்சே, பாத்துட்டு சப்புனு ஆயிடுச்சு… 😦

Posted in அனுபவம், கலாச்சாரம், குடும்பம், சமூகம், திருமண வாழ்க்கை, திருமணம், வீடியோ, Cutlure, Indian society, Marriage, Married life, Personal, Society, Video | 3 Comments »

சின்னக் குழந்தையா இருந்தா எவ்ளோ நல்லா இருக்கும்…?

Posted by The Visitor மேல் ஜூன் 14, 2007

…அப்படி ன்னு நாமா எல்லோரும் நினைக்கிறது சகஜம். ஆனா சோமா
‘வேண்டாமடா சாமி’! னு அலறுகிறார். Read On Becoming A Child.

But I digress. This post is on the rigours of becoming a child.

When I was born to this world, my parents were remarkably unexcited. I draw this painful conclusion from the fact that they did not even bother to come up with a name for me and when they finally did, they chose what will one day undoubtedly qualify as a common noun since every second person I met in school was my namesake.

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