Flood of Passion – Kurunthokai 99

Another gem from Auvviyar of Sangam age. A poet par excellence, most of us know her songs on Adhigaman Neduman Anci. In way some of her poems were prelude to hero build up songs in Tamil cinema. But the side most of us don’t know is the sensitive and mostly aggressive love poems.  This a poem from a lover lorn Thalaivan’s point of view.

World of Two lovers – Kurunthokai 57

Beautiful love poem from the ancient Tamils. One more example why Tamil love literature is considered to be classic across the world.

The poem talks about how for lovers they get isolated and the whole world become each other when they are in love. Separation is a fear which they want to escape. The pain of separation is greater than death to these lovers.

#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.  

You are so righteous – Rombha nalla vanda nee – Kalithokai 37

This poem is very interesting one. Hero loves the girl, but does not have guts to say it to the girl. Girl waits and loses her patience and decides to do something daring. At the end of the poem you would feel ‘Rombha Nalavan Da neee’  same as the heroine. This Kapilar poem can be easily tagged as a RomCom poem.