Thursday, September 29, 2005

Mystery behind Tamil Alphabet

I just read a book "Tamil alphabet and its mystic aspects". Basically what it says that all tamil letters are originated from tamil "O". All important organs in the body is tamil "O" shaped, all siththar positions are "O" shaped, that's how tamil "O" got its shape. Tilt the "O" slightly, you get "a" and so on... Interesting read, but don't know how much of it is true..

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Iyya..please don't give bribes!

This is what a guy named Ramakrishna Shastri is telling whomever he see.. There is an article in Junior Vikatan 10/2/05 issue (Tamil magazine) about this gentleman. He wants to propagate the message of "no bribe, no caste" to everyone. That's the good thing. But, I found the approach he takes for that is bizzare.

He visits villages and touch the feet of anyone he see and request them not to give bribes. His intention is really good, even noble. But, I think this guy is out of his mind to stage this kind of drama. How many people he can talk to like this? How many feets he can touch and plead? When the approach is crazy even the good message gets lost...