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[23 Oct 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

Hi All.. This is my 21st Poem.. My 3rd consecutive poem about marriage rituals.. But the exciting part about the poem is that.. it is a translation from a kannada song.. My first ever attempt at translating a song.. Often, people think that Maangalya Dharanam is the most important part of the wedding.. But from […]

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[16 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | ]

Hi All.. This is my 20th poem and 2nd poem about South Indian Weddings.. In this poem, I speak about Maangalya Dhaaranam – A ritual in the wedding where the bride sits on the lap of her father.. and the groom ties the Nuptial knot.. Maangalya Dhaaranam Suryaprabha, chandraprabha, Nethichutti.. Mugathil minnum mookuththi.. Kammal, maattal, […]

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[8 Oct 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

Hi All.. This is my 19th tamil poem.. This is based on a ritual which is performed in several south indian weddings..Β A lot of needless research has gone into the poem πŸ˜› On a serious note πŸ™‚ The bride and the groom are made to sit on a swing… and all the senior ladies (Sumangalis) […]

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[1 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

Hi All… I have written a short poem describing the way Ganga transitions in to Chandramukhi.. in the Rajnikanth’s movie chandramukhi.. Chandramukhi Vilangai udaithaaL Salangai anindhaal.. Pala varida thavaththai mudikkum varattu gowravathil yezhundhu nindraaL Durgaashtami iruvakku kaathirundhaaL Vaettaiyyan-nai kolla yedhirpaarthirundhaaL Poorva janma pazhiyai theerka.. Maru piravi yedhuthirundhaaL.. Verith-thanamaai PaadinaaL Mohini aattam aadinaaL Visha punnagaiyil malarndhu […]

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[25 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

Hi All, This is my 17th poem.. It is about a maths exam faced by a small kid.. So, here we go.. Kanakku Parikshai – The Maths Exam.. Kanakku Parikshai “Padi.. Padi..” endru kaetadhu amma-vin kural… Pin-mudhugil padhindhadhu appa-vin viral… Koottal.. Kazhithal.. Perukkal.. Vaguththal.. Nenaithapin.. Udambellaam nadingiyadhu.. Paarthapin.. kaNvizhi pidhingiyadhu.. *** Kelvi purindha piragu dhaane […]

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[17 Sep 2010 | 15 Comments | ]

Hi All, Here is my 16th poem.. It is called “Mudhal Iravu” which means “The First Night” after wedding.. I have written the translations below.. Mudhal Iravu Kadhiravan kadalil iranga… Ulagam muzhuvadhum uranga.. Nee kadhavai mella therakka.. Un kannil thayakkam kaanbaenadi.. Rathiyae.. Azhagil mayangi nirpaenadi.. ViLakku yaetha vandhavaL.. Neeae oru kuththu-viLakku… ViLakkai anaithaalum… Minnum un […]

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[12 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Hi All, Last week, my uncle who follows a lot of tamil literature.. couldnt believe that I wrote the tamil poems.. πŸ™‚ So he challenged me to write a poem on Watch – Gadigaaram πŸ™‚ Here is the poem.. He was very pleasantly surprised and very happy to hear the poem.. Gadigaaram Tic Tic Tic.. […]

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[4 Sep 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

Hi All, Here is my 14th tamil poem.. Tomorrow being Sept 5, the teachers day.. This poem is dedicated to all teachers who make this world a great place to live.. Teachers have been a great source of positive influence in my life.. Wish you all a very happy teachers day!! Some of you know […]

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[28 Aug 2010 | 12 Comments | ]

Hi All.. Its my parents wedding day today and I have written this poem for them.. I havent written in tamil yet.. I will write it and upload it later.. For the time being.. I have just uploaded the english version.. VaazhthukkaL.. MaNandha naaLai.. Marakka mudiyaadha naaLaai.. kondada en vaazhthukaL.. INaindha naaLandru.. Idhaiyathin yellaivarai magizha.. […]

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[21 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Hi All, This is my 12th poem.. And this time, I have written it in tamil.. I started learning to write tamil about a week back and I simply admired the beauty of the language.. In this poem.. I wonder if Tamil is indeed a women.. Please see the image below to read the script.. […]

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[14 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Hi All.. This my 11th poem – Kaatru, which means The Wind.. I was hit by a strong wind when I was walking near Thames a few weeks back.. From that time.. I wanted to write something describing the various forms of wind.. When I sat out to write this.. I just had two words […]

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[8 Aug 2010 | 19 Comments | ]

Hi All.. I recently finished reading an amazing book “Creating a world without poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism” by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel peace prize winner.. What a man.. and what great thoughts.. Inspired by his book.. I have written my 10th poem – Varumai (Poverty).. Varumai Nilavai unnum ivanukku Ammavaasai oru aemaatram […]

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[31 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

This too shall pass away!! My 9th Poem.. Random thoughts on watching a sweet little crying child! Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum Yaar indha chamathu kuzhandhai.. Devalogathin devatheyO? Rajathi rajanin rajakumari ivaL dhaanO? Apple kannam kondavaLae.. Unnai kanum kangaLukku yethanai magiZHchi.. KadavuLin parisaaga vandavaLae… Ennadi un kannil-irundhu oru neerveeZHchi… Suriyanai kaanum suryakanthi-yin sirippu engae? kudhithu oodum puLLimaan-in […]

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[25 Jul 2010 | 11 Comments | ]

Hi All, I wrote my 8th tamil poem.. This is based on my experience yesterday.. I attended Bloomberg’s holiday party near High Barnet! I did one of the crazy things I wanted to do for a long time.. I did the Strospheric Bungee Jump.. I liked the experience.. You can see the video below.. I […]

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[24 Jul 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Hi All.. Here is my 7th Tamil poem.. Kavidhai Yezhudha Oru Pulavan Thevaya? Do we need an expert to write a poem? Kavidhai yezhudha oru pulavan thevaya kalai kaadhalaa? Paamaran yezhudhiya naattu-pura paatu kavidhai allava? Kavidhai yezhudha tamil paandityam-dhaan thevai-yendral… Nam naatil-uLLa tamil vaadhyarkaL veetil-ellam oru thiruvaLLuvan irukannume?? Kavidhai yezhudha oru pulavan thevaya kalai kaadhalaa? […]

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[17 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Hi All.. This is my 6th tamil poem.. I have tried to use legendary Indian mythological figures symbolically in this piece and I liked the poem personally πŸ™‚ Oscar Wilde once said…Β “Men always want to be a woman’s first love – Women like to be a man’s last romance.” The poem talks about a Man’s […]

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[10 Jul 2010 | 13 Comments | ]

Hi All, This is my 5th tamil poem and I loved writing this one.. Once again I give the translation in the end. I enjoyed the similes used through out… Aval Azhagin Ragasiyam Aval Azhagin Ragasiyam enna? PaaliluLLa dhrakshai pazhampol minnum avaL vizhigaLO? Niagara aruvipol vizhum neeLamana koondalO? AvaL sivappu uthadugaLo? Nisabdhathai kalaikkum avaL sindhiya […]