#MeToo – Do not touch me! Narrinai 350


#MeToo is trending for the past few days. The case of taking advantage by people in power, people in anonymity is not a new age activity. These have been for ages.  This is the time when Indian courts are debating about Martial rape and Indian government arguing case of husbands taking advantage of their position of strength in society and physical strength should not be considered a case of rape. The post looks at the wisdom and view of women of 2000 years ago.  

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It is not that easy – Palamozhi Nanooru 176


In age of youtube reviews, a very relevant proverb. The proverb tells you the pit falls of theoretical knowledge against practical knowledge. Palamozhi nanooru is stuctured in such way that last line of the poem is Palamozhi (proverb) and the poet uses first two lines to describe a story or usage of the proverb. The proverbs were old sayings even 1300 years before.

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Men are always the same! Narrinai 226


This poem is dedicated to the women and children who bare the brunt heavy office workload of their husbands. The poem which pretty much says Men being men worry more about wealth/career than family. Poem emphasizes 'Men are like this' as a sort proverb 2000 years ago.

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Dont mind going to hell! – Palamozhi Nanooru 288


This is an interesting poem from Palamozhi nanooru. Palamozhi nanooru is stuctured in such way that last line of the poem is Palamozhi (proverb) and the poet uses first two lines to describe a story or usage of the proverb.  This proverb tells about protecting family and what Yudhishtra did to save his family.

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Taming elephant with a harp – Kalithokai 2


We would have had numerous chances to make fun of Ramarajan taming the wild bull in Jallikattu with Illayraja's pechi pechi song. It was a cult it. But even more surprising was a reference in Kalithokai of angry elephant (usually in rut - Madha yanai) which couldnt be controlled by its gad (pagan) getting mellow down and tamed with music of harp (yaazh).

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Dont come near her – its not right time – Paripatal 16


This is excerpt from poem on Vaiyai (Vaigai) from Paripatal.  This poem surely has adult content, so if you choose to skip, please do.  Thalaivan comes to see his lady love (the colophon says it is a courtesan and not the heroine) , her friends try to fool him and turn him away. He catches their lie and goes ahead to enjoy with his lady lover. 

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செய்வது துணிந்து செய் Be bold in your acts! - Barathiyar

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aathisoodi 1-13


———————————————————————————————————————— Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————— Happy new year to all. I have decided to become active again in Karka Nirka.  As part of this vow, you can soon expect Translations and contemporary interpretations of Aathisoodi, Puthiya Aathisoodi, Kondrai Venthan, Muthumozhi Kaanchi in Karka Nirka by end of this year.... Continue Reading →

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In Search of a Tamil Lion – Tamil Word list 18


I was looking through Dravidian etymological dictionary to find some Dravidian root words and to my surprise there was no true root word for Lion (except for Yali,ali which I would discuss later in this post). Ok first what is root word? The root word is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family (root is then called base word), which... Continue Reading →

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Sangam Comics 3- Its going to rain! Ainkurunooru 207


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்! Happy pongal! Blogging after a year! My apologies! This is a comic I made nearly a year ago but didn't publish it due to certain issues. Since I have graduated from my MBA, I have no other excuse not to blog,... Continue Reading →

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Lover’s curse and hen’s fate! Kurunthokai 107


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————— How many times situtation like this would have happened in your life? Your are in a sweet dream and some one wakes you up and you curse them for ending your sweet dream. What if , in your dream you were enjoying wiht your... Continue Reading →

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Sangam Comics Issues 2- Kurunthokai 117


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————— This is my second attempt at comic style explanation of poems. I didnt have an artist who could do these illusrations for me. Hence used google images to complete my idea. I wish to thank Mrs. Raji Subramani for the bangle photos. Reading the... Continue Reading →

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Understanding some problems in Tamil Literature through Tamil Cinema!


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 If you like the post you can click Like Button below About the Author ————————————————————————————————————————————————— I have been wanting to write this post for a long time and today I have decided to write it. This post would explain to you why we need scholars... Continue Reading →

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Tamil Birds – Different types of kuruvi – Part 1


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— It was flowers than fishes and now birds. I just enjoy this googling for scientific names and getting pictures. Hope this serves as treat like the other picture posts. Birds there are thousand species of them. I have taken a particular category called 'Kuruvi'. Lets see... Continue Reading →

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Index of All posts


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Homage: Death of a great Tamil Scholar and my Inspiration - Dr. Kamil Zvelebil. Greatness of Tamil: Why Tamil is a classical Language ? - George L Hart Uniqueness of Tamil - Dr.Zvelebil’s quotes from Smile of Muruga Ancient and Unique Nature of Tamil Part1- Tamil origins... Continue Reading →

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Mother too has her favorite! Palamozhi Nanooru


One more interesting proverb from Palamozhi Nanooru about how one should do extra thing when competing with equal. Palamozhi nanooru is stuctured in such way that last line of the poem is Palamozhi (proverb) and the poet uses first two lines to describe a story or usage of the proverb.  Proverb in context (i.e. proverb 1300 years ago) is that Mother is partial to her favorite kid. 

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