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). … More Taming elephant with a harp – Kalithokai 2

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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.  … More Dont come near her – its not right time – Paripatal 16

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. … More aathisoodi 1-13

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 … More In Search of a Tamil Lion – Tamil Word list 18

Comics – Tamil Festival Games – 3 rd std Tamil Samacheer Kalvi Textbook lesson


This is again a new experimentation from my side. A lesson from 3rd standard Samacheer kalvi textbook in a easy to understand comic book format. Please pass this on to any kid who is studying in 3rd standard. If you are 3rd std kid pass it to your classmates and please give you feedback. based … More Comics – Tamil Festival Games – 3 rd std Tamil Samacheer Kalvi Textbook lesson

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, … More Sangam Comics 3- Its going to rain! Ainkurunooru 207

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

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 … More Sangam Comics Issues 2- Kurunthokai 117

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 … More Understanding some problems in Tamil Literature through Tamil Cinema!

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 … More Tamil Birds – Different types of kuruvi – Part 1

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 … More Index of All posts