Saturday, July 2, 2011
Have you ever found a friend
That makes your heart glow
Someone who is wonderful
You feel honored to know
Someone to laugh with perhaps even to cry
Someone whom you love no matter what they do
Someone who looks up to you when you don't know why
Someone who just seems to understand you
Someone that you think of day and night
Someone you pray for as you go to bed
Someone who shows up when the time is just right
Thoughts of them are always in your head
Someone who shares with you all your ups and downs
Someone who appears when ever there is a need
Someone you share smiles with replacing all your frowns
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If Happiness was a Second...I would send u Hours...
If Love was Water....I would send u the Sea..
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Academy winner, Asokamitran.He is one of the best known contemporary Tamil
Asokamitran began his literary career with the prize wining play Anbin
Parisu, which was followed by many short stories, a collection of novellas,
Viduthalai and eight novels including Karainda Nizhalgal,Padinettaavadu
Atchakodu and Vizhaa Maalai Podil.
Asokamitran has been the recipient of many literary awards, including the
Sahitya Akademi Award in 1996 for his collection of short stories ‘Appavin
He was awarded Creative Writing American fellowship by the University of
J. Thyagarajan, as he was known in his school days, was born in
Secunderabad, AndhraPradesh in 1931. He says the liberal atmosphere of the
Mehboob College campus, where he finished his early education influenced his
writings. He used to participate in debates, oratorical, essay and
recitation competitions, especially those related to Shakespeare’s works,
while a student.
Later, he joined the Nizam College, Hyderabad to pursue a graduation in
Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Being a voracious reader, he spent a lot of
time in the library.
His father who was then employed with the railways passed away, and the
family shifted to Chennai.
Those were hard times for the family and Asokamitran joined the Gemini
Asokamitran’s first short story ‘Hour of the return’ was published in Deccan
Herald in 1955. His first Tamil story ‘Nadagathin Mudivu’ was published in
the monthly magazine Kalaimagal in 1957.
By 1966, he became a full time writer and his articles were published in the
Illustrated weekly and Times of India. He writes both, in English as well as
His writings are based on his own experiences of contemporary events, he
said. ‘18th Atchakodu’ a Tamil work based the aftermath of freedom from the
Nizam’s rule in Hyderabad and was translated into many regional languages
like Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi. The work also fetched him the Ramakrishna
Dalmia Harmony Award.
Asokamitran toured Srilanka, Singapore and European countries to address
various literary meetings.
Some of his stories are included in the NCERT syllabus and also in Tamil
text books. Although he still writes, he no longer attends meetings and
Asokamitran says, ‘I feel sad when I see that nowadays students are over
burdened and they get very little chance to widen their knowledge. I would
like to advice the students to read more as reading leads to reflection
which in turn leads to clarity’, says the great writer.
Ashokamitran resides at No.1A, 9th Cross Avenue, Dhandeeswaram nagar,
Velachery. Phone No. 2243 2703.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
If you want to offer love
Be prepared to cut off your head
And sit on it.
Be like the moth,
Which circles the lamp and offers its body.
Be like the deer, which, on hearing the horn,
Offers its head to the hunter.
Be like the fish
Which yields up its life
When separated from the sea.
Be like the bee,
Entrapped in the closing petals of the lotus.
Mira's lord is the courtly Giridhara.
She says: Offer your mind
To those lotus feet.
Monday, July 5, 2010
*A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of
a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:
Boy : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have
someone to cut my lawn."
Boy : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the
person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman : I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting
Boy : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the
floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The
store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner : "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive
spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy : "No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at
the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was
talking to!" *
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
1. மதிப்பளிக்க வேண்டிய மூன்று------- முதுமை,
2. விரும்ப வேண்டிய மூன்று---------------
தூய்மை, நேர்மை, கடின உழைப்பு
3 பாராட்ட் வேண்டிய மூன்று------- அழகு,
4, வளர்த்துக்கொள்ள் வேண்டிய மூன்று------- அஞ்சாமை,
5. காப்பற்ற வேண்டிய மூன்று-------
செல்வாக்கு, நட்பு, பற்ற்
6. விலக்க வேண்டிய மூன்று-------
புகைபிடித்தல், மது அருந்துதல், சூதாடல்
7. கட்டுப்படுத்த வேண்டிய மூன்று------- நாக்கு,
8. கவனிக்க வேண்டிய மூன்று------- பேச்சு,
9. ஒழிக்க வேண்டிய மூன்று-------
சோம்பல், பொய், புறங்க்கூறல்