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The decline of Tamil poetry..

Posted by AtPeace on October 17, 2007

பூ… நிலவு… சிற்பம்… ஓவியம்… தேன்… தென்றல்… மயில்… I can go on and on. The number of adjectives and metaphors used to describe women in Tamil poetry, and even Tamil movie songs, has known no bounds. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of such metaphors, ranging from simply pleasant to extremely flattering, over my lifetime.

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Book review: The Kite Runner

Posted by AtPeace on July 26, 2007

To me, Khaled Hosseini’s ‘The Kite Runner’ wasn’t just a novel – this was an experience. Reading this book affected me in a way that very few other novels ever have. (The only other novel that I remember having traumatized me half as much was ‘Sivagamiyin Sabadham’ which has an ending that somehow makes it impossible for me to read the book ever again, even though it’s my favourite.)

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I am back

Posted by AtPeace on July 14, 2007

It’s been over an year since I blogged actively. Revisited my old Blogroll now.. and realized that most of the old timers that I knew so well have either stopped blogging or moved on. And as I said here, who am I to resist the change? I will resume blogging at this page from hereon. Those who have been kind enough to retain me in their Blogroll in spite of my one-year hiatus, do remember to update your Blogroll.

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Time flies…

Posted by AtPeace on April 25, 2006

Just crossed 10K hits… and it seems like yesterday when this happened!!!

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When the going gets tough…

Posted by AtPeace on April 24, 2006

… the tough get going.

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Working from home?

Posted by AtPeace on April 22, 2006

Having to support client testing for a couple of weeks (ending yesterday), I was to work in some weird timings – 4:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Truly speaking, this suits me quite well, for a host of reasons – I don’t have to kill myself by trying to get up at 7, I don’t have to try to go to work early, I don’t have to travel indefinitely to reach office… and so on. But never in my dreams did I think working from home would be so challenging.

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தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

Posted by AtPeace on April 14, 2006

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Template Change..

Posted by AtPeace on April 7, 2006

… for my 50th post! 🙂 Howz the new template?

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Career… and… life…

Posted by AtPeace on April 1, 2006

Didn’t want to write a post on this, but this thought has been irking me at regular intervals over the past few days, that I feel it is much better to simply write it down and forget it…

Anyway, this is what triggered the stream of thoughts…

While commenting on the post of a fellow blogger, another blogger says “Career is life”. I found it so ridiculous that I actually laughed aloud. But the amusement was instantly replaced by sadness, at the thought of some people’s priorities… “Career is life”. Nice. So, what would family and friends be? What about dreams, desires, aspirations and goals a person might have…? What about interests and hobbies? Love might, of course, be a side issue. Happiness, I assume, is a non-issue. These concepts probably don’t even exist (or maybe don’t matter) in their world. *sigh*

Get me straight, I have nothing against hard-working people. I work hard, too. But beneath all that hard work, there’s love for what I do. And that’s what drives me. I hope people who kill themselves for their career know what they’re doing.

My only wish is that people stop occasionally, to take a deep breath and reassess their priorities… think about what they truly want in life and if they’re going the right way about doing it.

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Evergreen Illaiyaraja?

Posted by AtPeace on January 28, 2006

I dunno why people say Illaiyaraja’s music can never get boring, how many ever times you listen to it… Was listening to the song ‘Idhu oru pon maalai pozhudhu’ the other day and it just struck me that I had heard the song so many times that I was really bored of it. Am not supporting ARR or anyone else here. Just that IR’s songs don’t seem to be as enduring or perpetual to me. *shrug*

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