Thursday, February 25, 2010

இது நியாயமா?

On request from my dear NAGO! (Sounds wacky without the AN in NAANGO :))
Here comes a few, from my memories. This's all I have EVER written. May be a couple more! There ends that habit!

Gave two of this for school magazine! (Don't even remember, if it was published. I hate my poor memory...)

படைத்தவனுக்குப் பாலபிஷேகம்
பாரெங்கும் பஞ்சம் போக்க வேண்டி!

கட்-அவுட் ஆனது
வெட்டப்பட்ட மரம்
மர நடு விழாவிற்கு!

மரங்களை வெட்டி யாகம்
மழை வர வேண்டி!

- ஏதோ! என்னால்  முடிந்தது, அந்த பள்ளி பருவ வயதில்!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I love you!

Love - The most twisted word in recent Indian history, I guess.

Hardly anyone understands what it really means. For most people, it is just a trick of Hormones; is that relation between a teenage boy and girl! Is it!?
For the ones that have understood it, it means a great deal more than all these! 

Funny, is the way, the force that is so fundamental for perpetuation of life on the planet,  is misunderstood!

We're now driven by economy than by love - A complete tragedy! 
Money - It's the one entity that everyone wants today!
Those that speak about love are considered fools, saints, nuts, crack-pots, what not!

I pity the state our society is in, let alone the rest of the planet.

Parents - children
Teacher - student

So many pairs - everyone living every second, thinking what would the society think of me, if I did it? Did what? 
A Murder? No! 
It's saying out loud, 'I love you!'

Take a minute to think of this! Almost anyone or I would say Everyone does't hesitate to say -
 "I hate you!, F**k off".
"This relation ends here! Good bye"
We don't hesitate to hate others but to love them and even worse is to love them but not convey it in the name of decency.

Decency has a different meaning in India!

Dumping garbage on the road,
spitting in public,
getting drunk,
and the list is never-ending… for all this, you don't mind the public watching you!
But to convey your love even in private, the entire world's eyes are on you!  Funny, isn't it?

To kiss your loved ones is indecency but to piss off others is decent, eh?!

To have a brain and not using it to think is as good as not having it all!
Let us use our brains and let-go of the leash on our hearts!

To the teacher at school who lit this spark in me, saying, "I kiss my boy 'Good Night' every night, saying 'I love you!'"!
To you, my dear teacher, "I love you!"

Love every living being - plant or animal! - Avatar.
True! Try it and feel the change! 

All that is needed, is a cultural change!

To everyone, "I love you!"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Should we save the planet?

"See the world we come from. There's no green there.
They killed their mother. And they're going to do the same here" - Jake sully, Avatar.

An entire movie, 12 years in making, revolutionary technologies, Highest budget movie ever - one message - "Stop raping and start loving the planet"
How many of us notice that?

Here is just a part of the question to which I was not able to find an answer for at least 6 years!
A complex question -
'What is the need of the hour? How do I make people understand that we are in danger?'

Watched the movie, 'The 11th hour' by Leonardo dicaprio, last night. 

A simple but the right answer - 'Love'. 
Cameron too has conveyed just that!

The movie also had too many other answers for me!

So, What is the problem with the people?'
"The problem is fundamentally a cultural problem"

Another extract from the movie -

"People are really doing the best they can, given their level of awareness.
So to me, winning this battle
that we're in. . .
. . .to change people's minds and hearts. . .
is a matter of lifting levels of awareness."

So now, with all the buzz around us about climate change, global warming, blah… blah… what is the fact?

"At the end of the day, when we all talk about saving the environment. . . in a way it's misstated because the environment is going to survive.
We're the ones who may not survive."
The bottom line - Just as so many species have been born, lived and become extinct, we Homo sapiens, wise humans will one day be extinct.
The issue is, we have hastened the process and are taking countless species down with us! And we have done that in just HALF A CENTURY!
The planet WILL be here has it has been here for all the billions of years! It's just a matter of ourselves being here!

If you want to make a change, start by watching the movies, 'HOME' and 'The 11th hour'!