Sunday, April 30, 2006


Decisive Evidence?

Stone axe with Indus Valley script found near Mayiladuthurai

From the hindu article,
Mr Mahadevan read the first sign as "muruku" and the second sign as "an." In other words, it is "Murukan." The earliest references in Old Tamil poetry portrayed him as a "wrathful killer," indicating his prowess as a war god and hunter.

BTW, the axe was discovered by a Mr.Shanmuganathan! Ironic?

Monday, April 10, 2006


Journalists' favourite party

See Todays hindu headline.

With a party called DIC(K), what do you expect.

My question is the following. Atleast someone in the
party should have thought about this at the time of party naming.
So, did they go ahead for publicity?

Q. What will be the headline if there is really a hung assembly?
A. Karunakaran's DIC(K) causes hung assembly

Monday, April 03, 2006


Asking for treat...A cheap trait?

I am never a fan of the concept of "asking for treat" in an ideological level.
(Ofcourse I like to get treated for the shear pleasure getting free food.)

Let us examine this...Something happens to a person A for which he is happy.
(Like getting a job, birthday, graduation etc.) Then he proceeds to
treat his 'friends'. Agreed, this is a way of sharing person A's happiness with
his friends.

But clearly this protocol reeks of materialism. It is as if, person A is bribing his friends
with free food to make them artificially happy. It is like a person (Indian) betting for
Pakistan to win a cricket match, so that either way he is happy!

Again Nothing inherently bad about this...just full of materialism.

It is ironic that here in USA (which is accused by Indians of being a materialistic
country) when something good happens to a person A. (like birthday , graduation)
, he is treated by his friends!

This is clearly a "better" protocol according to me.

P.S: No, My approaching birthday dint motivate me to write this :)

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