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wooing in tamil films

I saw “On the waterfront” once again in TV after many decades. I particularly liked the scenes where Terry woos Edie. Those scenes are excellent. When I compare those scenes and similar wooing of male character wooing a girl in … Continue reading

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TAMILNADU ELECTIONS 2016

In another about 60 days I have to make a decision. These are my PURELY PERSONAL thoughts. My aim is not to persuade anybody to my views. I am a supporter of political and social democracy and so let thousand … Continue reading

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ORIGIN OF CASTE SYSTEM AMONG HINDUS

I am always intrigued about the concept of caste system among the set called the Hindus. Various explanations have been given from the origin ascribe to GOD (perhaps God of the Hindus) to some sociological structure of the society. While … Continue reading

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“Vedic poetry lacks human suffering” Oldenberg

I started reading “The Religion of Vedas” by Hermann Oldenberg (tr. Sridhar B Shrotri).  It is a pity in the absence of books on Rig Veda in Tamil we are obliged to read books either in English or translated in … Continue reading

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STUDENT PROTESTS AGAINST LIQUOR POLICTY OF TAMILNADU GOVERNEMENT AUGUST 2015

There was a news item in the Times of India dated Aug 18th “Law student hits cop for stopping him from boozing on roadside”. A few days back there were lot of news items and discussions in the print and … Continue reading

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concept of sannyasi in the early Vedic religion

I just now finished reading KA by Roberto Calasso .   I have already written some of my vague musings on early Aryan migration in an earlier blog. Now it looks to me that the early Aryans did not believe in … Continue reading

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ARYANS AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR MIGRATION TO INDUS AND GANGETIC VALLEY

I am not an expert, just a person who reads all sorts of books – from philosophy, rereading of epics to mild pornography, periodicals and web pages. I am now reading “Ka” by Roberto Calasso. I am one of those … Continue reading

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