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Readers Write In #414: Kuttipaapaakkal (Sirukadhai)

October 11, 2021

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(by G Waugh) 2000 நான் அதுவரை பார்த்த குழந்தைகளில் மிகவும் வித்தியாசமானவன் நித்தின். எங்கள் 1BHK அபார்ட்மெண்டின் கீழே கட்டப்பட்ட வேறொரு 1BHK அபார்ட்மெண்டில் புதிதாக தன் தந்தை தாயுடன் குடியேறினான். அப்போது அவனுக்கு ஒரு வயது கூட இருக்காது. நான் அது வரை வாழ்ந்த வீடுகள் அனைத்துமே இது போன்ற காம்ப்ளெக்ஸ்களில் அமைந்தவை தான். ஒவ்வொரு வீட்டிலும் ஒரு குழந்தையோ ஒரு சிறுபிள்ளையோ இருக்கும். ஒவ்வொரு வீட்டுத்தலைவரோ தலைவியோ மற்றவீட்டுக்காரர்களோடு உரையாட முதல் அடித்தளம் […]

Readers Write In #413: Why Gandhi?

October 5, 2021

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(by G Waugh) The United States of America dropped two powerful bombs – one at Hiroshima and one at Nagasaki in August 1945. They were the first nuclear bombs in the world to be dropped upon human beings and Japan, as a result was forced to surrender instantly. Newspapers all over the world hailed the […]

BR blog-reader Zoom meet

September 29, 2021

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Prasanna suggested a Zoom meet with regulars and other readers. Are you guys game for it? (Here’s the image from the last time such a thing happened, all the way back in 2014.) SATURDAY 8PM https://meet.jit.si/ (I will post the link here) How to use Jitsi Meet, an open source Zoom alternative https://mashable.com/article/how-to-use-jitsi-meet-zoom-alternative LINK: https://meet.jit.si/moderated/e88806dda3ac7dec4eae562c9743134279e9b4865a32ca102ec6d723bf3cf16e

Readers Write In #412: Kaalathai thindra gadigaram

September 24, 2021

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(by Raghu Krishnan) கடிகாரங்களில் முதல் இடத்தில் இருப்பது Rolex. அடுத்த இடத்தில் இருப்பவை Tag மற்றும் SWATCH groups-Omega, Longines போன்ற கடிகாரங்கள்.கடை நிலையில் ஜப்பானிய Seiko, Citizen போன்றவை. Quartz கடிகாரங்கள் பாட்டரியால் இயங்கும் தந்திரங்களே. Rolex, Tag, Seiko போன்றவை நூற்றுக்கணக்கான பொருட்களை உள்ளடக்கிய நுண்ணிய இயந்திரங்கள்.இவை தங்கள் திறனால், துல்லியத்தால் (accuracy) தங்கள் இடங்களை அடைகின்றன. Seiko தினம் +/- 30s. மாதத்தில் பல நிமிடங்கள் வேறுபடுத்திக்காட்டும்.Tag தினம் +/- 15s. மாதத்தில் […]

Readers Write In #411: The six-sense monster

September 24, 2021

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(by Anand Raghavan) Author’s Note: This English-Tamil poem on child abuse was written by me when a child Hasini was sexually abused and murdered in Chennai a few years ago. I felt this is relevant again after similar recent incident in Hyderabad. And there has been a number of such incidents happening time and again. I have […]

Readers Write In #410: Pillaiyar Suzhi

September 22, 2021

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(by  G Waugh) ‘நீங்கள் தமிழில் எழுதினால் நாங்கள் கண்டிப்பாக படிப்போம்’ என்று என்னிடம் சில நண்பர்கள் கூறி இருக்கிறார்கள். ஏன் நான் சிறிதும் எதிர்பார்க்காத ஏன் மாமியார் அவர்களே ஒரு முறை கூறி இருந்தார். என் மேல் அவர்கள் வைத்திருக்கும் நம்பிக்கையையும் என் கருத்துக்களை தெரிந்துகொள்ளவேண்டி அவர்களுக்கு இருக்கும் ஆர்வத்தையுமே அது காட்டுகிறது. தமிழில் நான் எழுதாத முதல் காரணம் நான் ஆங்கிலவழி கல்வி பயின்றது தான். ஆங்கிலம் கற்றால் தான் பெருமை என்று என் […]

Readers Write In #409: Yuvan-ai Pol Oruvan

September 21, 2021

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(by  Kailasham) Yuvan’s compositions, especially the background score, have gone to serve as the backbone for an impressive array of movies that released in the 2001-2011. These pieces burnished the names of the movies into the audience’s consciousness and contributed to building the image of the heroes in these pictures. Think what Thimiru, Sandakozhi and […]

Readers Write In #408: A story of a 90’s kid

September 21, 2021

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(by Deepika Santhanakrishnan) During 2005, there lived a little girl doing class X by the name Deepika in St. Stephen’s School in Trichy. To describe this character, we have to travel back in time. She was the happiest of all kids who attended the first day in school. She gave out the loudest cry when […]

Readers Write In #407: Emma Raducanu the ultimate fairytale tennis story

September 14, 2021

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(by Madan Mohan) Emma Raducanu made history at the US Open on Saturday as the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam title. The US Open was also the second Grand Slam she had ever entered, beating Monica Seles’ record (on the women’s side) of winning a slam title in the fourth one that […]

Readers Write In #406: Why Nehru was a horrible “founding father”

September 11, 2021

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(by Sudharshan Garg) Aman had posted a Reddit post (which I had rebutted in a detailed manner. Will repost it here) Let me start out with the easy way, the “positives” as listed ZERO civil wars ( China, Mexico, SL) Why is this “Nehrus achievement” now? Look up our history, starting say 500 bce from when […]

Readers Write In #405: A note on KBC 13

September 5, 2021

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(by An Jo) In the last 2 weeksof KBC 13 that I have seen, the host rocks, as is the flow, but it is—and as it ought to be—the participants from the width and breadth of the nation who rock the show even better and shine brighter. Himani Bundela from Agra, a visually impaired contestant, […]

Readers Write In #404: Kaakha Kaakha – The lesser known struggles of a cop

September 3, 2021

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(by S. Madhumithaa) You are probably wondering why anybody would randomly decide to write about this 2003 movie in 2021. By a quick math, you would realize it has not reached the recent trend of “20 years of ______” yet. Then, why now?  It is because for me, the movie has stood the test of […]

Readers Write In #403: How the govt of Namboodirpad was toppled by Nehru and Indira and the Cong ecosystem

August 31, 2021

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(by Sudharshan Garg) Author’s Note: In this multi part series I will cover lesser known periods of Indian history post 1947. Part 1 is the dismissal of the Communist govt in Kerala 1959 In April 1957, the second democratically elected Communist govt took charge in Kerala under EMS Nambodripad (first was San Marino iirc). By […]

Readers Write In #402: Kamal Haasan’s inconsistencies

August 29, 2021

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(by G Waugh) You follow an artist for his style. The way he bites his cigarette at the corner of his mouth. The way his eyebrows arch when a vamp from the villain’s camp touches his shoulder to seduce him. The way he mouths even dramatic dialogue in a matter-of-fact, calm manner and handles difficult […]

Readers Write In #401: What Reading means to me

August 26, 2021

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(by G Waugh) “Yours is a very difficult job. Writing is not something everyone can do. I know there is so much effort behind every sentence you write. It is very hard to put together thoughts, feelings and ideas into sentences and bring them as a coherent whole” My friend was telling me this some […]

Readers Write In #400: Lessons from a Grandmother to her Grandchildren

August 24, 2021

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(by Aman Basha) What Rahul and Priyanka ought to take from 1960s Indira Gandhi to get the Congress its groove back An India suffers its worst crises since Independence, two years after a conflict at the border with Pakistan, there are still high tensions after a conflict with China, Hindu Muslim tensions rear their ugly […]

Readers Write In #399: The Good vs Good fight in Vince Gilligan’s works

August 22, 2021

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(by G Waugh) “It is not that every battle in the world must occur between the good and the bad. Sometimes battles occur even between the good and the good. And those battles can be glorious and in fact even more brutal than the ones between the good and the bad” I read the above […]

Readers Write In #398: A Rooftop Conversation

August 22, 2021

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(by R Kailasham) I know that I shall meet my fate*Somewhere among the clouds above;Those that I fight I do not hateThose that I guard I do not love Somewhere in Tokyo, atop a chrome-and-glass building, is nestled an open-air bar that seems bigger than it ought to be. Two strangers, seated by themselves at […]

Readers Write In #397: Bell Bottom is one heck of a ride

August 22, 2021

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(by An Jo) ‘BELL BOTTOM’, the first Hindi film to be released in theaters since the lock-down, is quite an interesting film; which also includes the part the Akshay Kumar is the first actor to take the bullet for the suffering industry by releasing it in theaters knowing fully well that it could end up […]

Readers Write In #396: Streaming my Consciousness

August 18, 2021

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(by Anonymous) The following are some random questions that I have had for so long. Pardon me if I am not very coherent here, because for all I care about now, is getting all these questions out in some form of articulate manner, which conveys the intent behind all of this questioning. Let us start […]