Saturday, July 23, 2011

Anubavangal: Santhi Nilava Vendum - May Peace Reign

Anubavangal: Santhi Nilava Vendum - May Peace Reign: "கீழே போய் விளையாடு என்று சொல்வதற்குக்கூட தாய்மார்கள் பயப்படுவார்கள் என்று நான் நினைக்கவில்லை. சில பிரச்னைகள் மேற்க்கத்திய நாடுகளில்தான் நடக்..."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Beast Emerges

Godzilla, he is not
Neither ugly nor fearsome
Not emerging from deep seas
Nor from the belly of the earth

He walks this world
Looks like you and me
With a friendly smile
With a similar gait

Angry one moment,
Laughing the next
Dining and wining
Behaviour at his best

With similar fears
Similar feelings
He is one of us
The same love and lust

Watch out!
For there lurks
Under the skin
A beast evil

Ready to snatch
Our babies away
To hide in corners
And have its way

Tearing their innards
Killing them easy
Dumping them
Walking away freely

Sated, and yet not
Looking for the next lot
To feed the inner beast
With the smile of a human

Gaurd well,
Be a hawk
Let them not stray
Into the dark

Though it is day
And there is light
In his mind
It is night

His shadow falls
Causing blight
Killing the innocent
Shutting out light

In this modern age
Of science and progress
Lust throws up
A Beast, a Monster.

Note: Two stories within a week in the newspapers - an 8-yr-old boy and a girl, in two separate incidents, molested and killed. Two of many that go unreported?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

One Earth: The Gender Imbalance

One Earth: The Gender Imbalance: "The thought of surgical modification of the gender of the child from female to male in the womb gave me the shivers. A friend posted this on..."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anubavangal: தன்னம்பிக்கையே சுய தொழில் செய்வதற்கும் அதில் வெற்ற...

Anubavangal: தன்னம்பிக்கையே சுய தொழில் செய்வதற்கும் அதில் வெற்ற...: "தன்னம்பிக்கையே சுய தொழில் செய்வதற்கும் அதில் வெற்றி பெறுவதற்கும் வழி காட்டுகின்றன. ஐம்பது சுய தொழில்களை ஆரம்பித்த முதலாளிகளை சந்தித்தப்பொழ..."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Eye-Opener

It was the shortest possible deadline I faced, and the question - "am I mad to take it up?" - rang in my head. But unless you try, how do you know if it is possible or not?

I was commissioned to interview 60 entrepreneurs in less than a month. July 17 was to be the book launch. And we did it. Yesterday, the book was released and appreciated. A compilation of stories of 50 entrepreneurs, titled - Pathbreakers, Scintillating Stories of Steadfast Entrepreneurs.

While meeting/talking to the 50 was a journey in itself, the book release function gave me a sleepless night. The high cannot be described, but the thoughts shared on stage by the likes of Mr. S. Gurumurthy, Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, Mr. Ashwani Mahajan - Prof in Eco at DU, and a Dr from Bangalore - Dr. Shivakumar, were definitly worth contemplating on.

And to think I was on stage with them!!!

Will try to publish a photo if I get it... Yet another cherishable evening.

Anubavangal: Iru Mugangal

Anubavangal: Iru Mugangal: "ஒன்று வெளியுலகம் பார்க்கும் சிரிக்கும், பொலிக்கும், யாவையும் கண்டும் காணாமல் ஒன்றும் அகாததுப்போல் நடிக்கும் இன்னொன்று உள்ளிருட்டில் தத்தளி..."
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