Tuesday, January 27, 2009

change has('nt) come...

"yes we can"...."the change we can believe in"
these were the main propaganda that was done by senator obama during his race for presidential nomination and election campaign.now let us see the situation after the senator becomes the president. surprisingly during his address to the country after his swearing in ....he went blah blah on all the common things like fighting terrorism, fighting poverty....and nowhere in his address he mentions "yes we can"..."the change we can believe in", instead there were words like, the current crisis in economy may not be resolved immediately..."it will take time to resolve, but we will prevail".

i would like to ask all obama supporter's this question..when there were thousands of people assembled in a cold weather, looking up to him as a man who is going to solve all the crisis the nation is going through, why was he not able to tell those lines "yes we can". that's because the realisation stuck him now that the situation is beyond his control.
another indicator was world market during and after the power change, there was no indicator to that effect worldwide, in fact many markets traded in red during and after his swearing in.



it is election year in India, five years back there was a slogan used by ruling BJP it was called "india shining", and after the election only they found out that it was shining only for big corporates and high class people's and not for farmers..and the ruling party paid the price for that campaign.

until recently before the results for 5 state election came out, BJP had "fight against terrorism" as there main election slogan, but after the negative results of that election, now they are unsure what to use, and they are being extra careful this time to choose a correct slogan. I think BJP had to go out and make strong regional alliance if they are thinking of winning this election, single majority is not going to happen for any party, it is unfortunate but these are days of co-allition government..

congress for there part are confident that they will have farmers vote this time, "farmers loan waiver scheme" will help them definetly. revival of railway's, N-deal are other achievements, that they will try to project. and as usual congress is not going to project any leader. who knows it might also be rahul gandhi, unless otherwise his "inner voice" says something to him....

third front, already they have projected mayawati as PM candidate and maya is riding on suppport from left parties. Left might not be in a very favourable position this election, personally i think there ideologies might take the country atleast 5-10 years back. i think mayawati can forget becoming a PM and make an ally either with congres or BJP, atleast she might become a king maker.

and now my blah-blah is over....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

பழமொழி...

என்னோட ரொம்ப நெருக்கமான நண்பர்களிடம், இந்த பழமொழிகளை நான் எப்போதும் சொல்வது உண்டு. எனக்கு இதை mansion ல இருந்த ஒரு தமிழ் டீச்சர் சொன்னார், அவர் சொன்ன நிறைய பழமொழிகல் மறந்தாலும், இந்த ரெண்டு பழமொழி மட்டும் நான் மறக்கலங்க .

கப்பலே கவுந்தாலும் கன்னத்தில் கை வைக்காதே .........

சாதரணமா யாராவது சோகமா இல்லை கன்னத்தில் கை வச்சுக்கிட்டு இருந்தா சொல்ற பழமொழி இது.
இதற்கு உண்மையான அர்த்தம் என்ன ?
இந்த பழமொழி சொல்லப்பட்ட காலங்களில் ..பெரும்பாலும் 'business' காரர்கள் தங்கள் சரக்குகளை கப்பலில் தான் எடுத்து செல்வார்கள்.
'கன்னம்' என்பதற்கு தமிழ் அர்த்தம் ,திருடர்கள் போடும் ஒரு பெரிய ஓட்டை.
இதன் மூலம் இந்த பழமொழியின் உண்மையான அர்த்தம் அறியலாம். உனக்கு தொழிலில் எவ்ளவு பெரிய நஷ்டம் அடைந்தாலும் திருடாதே என்பது தான் இதன் அர்த்தம்..

கப்பலே கவுந்தாலும் 'accountல்' கை வைக்காதே...would be more appropriate for India Inc i think.

பந்திக்கு முந்திக்கோ , படைக்கு பிந்திக்கோ..

ரொம்ப பிரபலமான ஒரு பழமொழி, கல்யான மற்றும் விசேஷ பந்திகளில் முதலில் செல்ல வேண்டும் , சண்டை எதனாச்சு வந்தா பின்னாடி நில்லு ....
இதற்கு உண்மையனா அர்த்தம் கொஞ்சம் புரிய கஷ்டம் , ok let me try. அதாவது நாம சாப்பிடும் போது ..கை எப்படி முகத்துக்கு முன்னாடி கொண்டு வந்து சாபிட்றோமோ ... அதே மாதிரி படை மற்றும் போர்கலில் வில் வீரர்கள் தங்கள் கை நல்லா பின்னாக இழுத்து வில் எய்ய வேண்டும் என்பது தான் இதன் பொருள் .

next time if someone tells you an tamil proverb, remember it does not really mean for what it was said.

Friday, January 16, 2009

amazing grace..........

...i have been hearing lot of music these days, and was particularly listening to this artist songs a lot and thought of writing about them.

lean rimes....'cant fight the moonlight'..this song is one of my all time favourite and was featured in a movie 'coyote ugly'. the movie is about a small town girl coming to a big city in US and making it big .

lean rimes - 'amazing grace'. this song is an christian hymn. never ever heard a person singing in such a high pitch....my laptop speaker usually goes into resonance when i put this song . and if it was put in my player...it was usually my eardrums will be in the verge of a major crash.well the reason i like the song was largely due to its lyrics. it was written by a person who was involved in slave trade..it goes something like this, and contains bible verses in its lyrics..."amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me, i once was lost but now am found , was blind but now i see.....""

you might listen to the high pitch in which the singer sings this song. have managed to upload here.
video

..not a great lover of music, the reason for my sudden interest is largely due to an mp3 player gift sent from my friend in US..thanks mate .i know you would be reading this....