October 27, 2009

Save Nature

Nurture Nature For Our Future!

Today is the best day to think about nature conservation,
coz Every day is Earth Day !

Think about, how we could be part of a Nature Club.
Letz think about what all things we could do to
preserve our Precious Nature...

Go Green !
Act like you live here.

Embrace the green revolution.
It is the best solution to arrest pollution.

Heal the world! Make it a better place!
He who plants a tree Plants a hope.

Keep our forests green. Conserve Forest.

Be a part of Nature Club. Make conservation a habit.

Conserve Wild animals.
Conserve Wild Beauty!

Stop cruelty against Animals.

Be a part of nature.
Meditate and Learn from Nature.

Jal hai to kal hai.
Save WATER !!!

Only after the last tree has fallen
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been cut
Only then will we realize that money cannot be eaten.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if mankind is to survive.

October 26, 2009

For Sale !

I was stunned to see my own matrimony advertisement
in a newspaper last month. Oops, atlast I've also entered into
the "wedding market". Advertisement was seeking for a marriage
alliance from same caste and religion. Also the horoscope and
astrology has to be perfectly matched. Bull Shit !

Its really funny that to select a life partner, we have to beg
in front of the astrologer for his verdict on the two horoscopes.
Its a game of matching two sets of squares each having 12 entries,
known as "Amsakam" and "Grahanila". I really felt pity on me to go
behind these kinda things under the pressure of my family.
Basically I do believe only in humanity rather than caste religion
and sub castes. I'm not saying that astrology is fake, its a science.
But there is no surety[even 1%] for a happy life even if the two
horoscopes match, then why should we give importance for that?.
But people go behind this even then they just need
a good partner to share their life.

Marriage life is about the chemistry of two hearts, not about religion
caste and race. You know, how many of our sisters and friends
are fed up of this beliefs and waiting long time to get a life?

One day our society will realize, love and trust is more important
than all. This doesn't mean that we should go for love marriages
without our parents' concerns. Even our parents could select a
good guy without bothering about caste issues.
I never felt, religion is a barrier for love, but we are trained to
believe so and our society molds the generations like that.
All of us are having best friends and good relationships with
people from other castes n religion, so why we cant we thing
for a caste less society?

A caste less, open-minded world is my dream.
Religion is only a way of life style; not a barrier.
Letz hope for a better tomorrow.
If you are against my views, speak out here putting comments.
This is an open column, we could discuss here. I'm always ready to
hear from you guys and rethink about my ideas.

October 07, 2009


Palakkad Agrahaaram:

It is about 10 Kms from Palakkad KSRTC bus stand to reach
a different world; Agrahaaram(Kodunthirippully Graamam)
There are two graamam's called Valiya Graamam and Cheriya
graamam. It was a luck to get a chance to visit this
Agrahaaram, which is the ancestral place of my best friend
and brother, Vinod's mother.

When I reached graamam, it was Navarathri festival going on there.
The agrahaaram streets and houses were decorated beautifully.
There were about 80 houses in that agraharam, all were old
buildings and connected side by side, arranged in two sets each
being facing each other.
And at one end the agraharam is ending with a temple.
I liked that arrangement, in which all houses are dedicated
part of the temple in two lines.
Also a big Kshethrakulam(Pond) at Agraharam premises near Temple.

All agraharam inmates are Brahmins and it was a new world to me.
In front of every house, we could see the traditional
drawing with 'Arippodi' known as "Kolam". These 'kolams' are
drawn by ladies of each family, which is a daily ritual for them.
Their way of dressing is also quiet special !
Infact everything was interesting to me, their language(Tamil),
their costumes and a variety of traditional customs; and above all
their love and hospitality.

As I told it was Navarathri, people were in a festive mood.
All are busy with arranging things for Mahanavami, participating
in Pooram with five elephants and processions. Also there was
Panchavaadyam and PaanchaariMelam by Peruvanam Kuttan Marar.
I couldnt resist the beauty of "Pattathi" Girls in the percussion
of Vaadyams and Melams :)

On that festival day, each family will be preparing "Sadya" and
invite other Agraharam neighbours. We could take food from any
house on that particular day. I took breakfast, lunch and dinner from
different houses. All together it was a refreshing day with my
friends and other Agraharam inmates.

We all know that Palakkad is one of the beautiful place in Kerala.
These agrahaarams, paddy fields, Bhaarathapuzha and
innocent people of villeges adds its beauty.
It was one of the memorable day in my life,
spending a day with my friends(Vinod, Daasan and Sajeev)
and roaming the neighbouring villeges like
PeringottuKurissey, Mankara, Poodur...