31 May 2005 

உயர்ந்த இடத்தில் இருக்கும் போது...

விஜயகாந்த், ரஜினி மற்றும் கமலுடன் ஜெயலலிதா

உயர்ந்த இடத்தில் இருக்கும் போது
உலகம் உன்னை மதிக்கும்
உன் நிலைமை கொஞ்சம்
இறங்கி வந்தால்
நிழலும்கூட மிதிக்கும்!

மரத்தின் மேல் குரங்குArrested Jeyendrar

26 May 2005 

ரசிகர் மன்றங்கள்... வேறொரு பார்வை !

//அங்கிருந்த பள்ளிக்கூடத்திற்கு எழுத ஒரு கரும்பலகை இல்லை.. கரும்பலகை என்ற பெயரில் ஒன்று இருந்தது, அதில், பலகையை விட ஓட்டை அதிகமாக இருந்தது... பள்ளிக்கூடத்தில் 1 வருடமாக சரியான கரும்பலகை இல்லை..//

கேக்றேன்னு தப்பா நெனக்காதீங்க, 1 வருடமா அந்த ஓட்டை கரும்பலகைய மாத்தனும்னு அந்த பள்ளிக்கூடத்துக்கே தெரியலயா? அங்கே எப்படி பாடம் நடத்தியிருப்பார்கள்? அந்த வகுப்பு ஆசிரியர் மற்றும் தலைமை ஆசிரியர் இதற்காக என்ன செய்தார்கள்? ஒரு வருடமாக அந்த பள்ளியில் inspection-ஏ நடைபெறவில்லையா? என்ன பள்ளி, என்ன ஆசிரியர்கள் இவர்கள்?

பொறுப்பில் உள்ளவர்கள் கடமையிலிருந்து தவறுவார்கள்; ஆனால் நாம் அவர்களை விட்டுவிட்டு, பொறுப்பற்றவர்களைச் சாடுவதால் என்ன பயன் விளையப்போகிறது?

விட்டால், ஊரில் குப்பைகளை அகற்றுவது, சாக்கடை சுத்தம் செய்வது மாதிரி வேலைகளையெல்லாம் யாராவது ரசிகர் மன்றத்தார் செய்யவேண்டும் என்று கட்டளை போடுவோம் போலிருக்கிறது.

ரசிகர் மன்றத்தார், எதாவது ஊருக்கு நல்லதை அவர்களாக செய்தாலோ அல்லது நாம் கேட்டபின் செய்தாலோ பாராட்டுவோம்; இல்லையென்றால் விட்டுவிடுவோமே.

நாம் blog-எழுதி என்ன பெரிய இலக்கிய சேவையா செய்கிறோம், வெறும் பொழுதுபோக்குதானே. நம்மிடம் யாராவது வந்து, சும்மா blog-ல தானே குப்பை கொட்றே; இங்கே எங்க கிராமத்துல வந்து, இருக்குற குப்பையெல்லாம் கொண்டு போய் எங்காவது கொட்டேன் என்றால்...

25 May 2005 

மரம் வெட்டிகள், blog-ல் இப்படி தார் பூசினால்....


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24 May 2005 

புலியும் அம்புலியும்...

Puliyum Ambuliyum Jaya and Chandrika



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22 May 2005 


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21 May 2005 

ராஜீவ் காந்தி... this day that year (May21,1991)

RajivRajiv Gandhi(1944-1991)
sixth prime minister (1984-1989) of India,
the third member of his family to attain that post.

"As we build today so will be the tomorrow.Together we will build for an India of the twenty-first century. Together we will transform what needs transformation. Together we will face challenges and obstacles to progress. Together we will create an India that is strong, wise and great - a flame of peace and tolerance" From the Broadcast to the Nation on 12th November 1984.

Rajiv Gandhi, grandson of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru entered public life in February 1983 after the tragic death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi and became the youngest Prime Minister of India following yet another tragedy after the death of his mother Indira Gandhi in 1984. He was also, perhaps one of the youngest elected heads of the Governments in the democratic world.
Besides being the harbinger of a generational change in the country, Mr. Gandhi received the biggest mandate in the nation's history in the elections to the Lok Sabha in the year 1984.

Rajiv Gandhi's analytical abilities, inquiring mind freshness and vigour of approach, optimism and objectivity enabled him to get to the root of a crisis and find ways for solving some of our most tangled problems. Science and Technology were, for Rajiv Gandhi, the keys to the future of India. The emphasis which Rajiv laid on responsive administration was very characteristic of him.

Rajiv Gandhi's concern for the weak and disabled was deep and abiding.It was during Rajiv Gandhi's tenure as Prime Minister that concrete steps were taken to draw the youth more closely into nation building activities. His Prime Ministership saw a tremendous growth in India's stature in International affairs. Rajiv Gandhi had great faith in the people of India and the future.

Rajiv Gandhi was President of the Indian National Congress, Bombay (1985), when the party celebrated its Centenary.A bold, courageous and dynamic leader Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at Sri Perambadur, Tamilnadu in 1991when he was busy campaigning for the Congress in Lok Sabha Elections as Party President.

Twenty-six of 29 people involved in the 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, including LTTE-Prabakaran in Sri Lanka, were sentenced to death.
suicide bomber prabakaran to be hanged to death

20 May 2005 

LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre

LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
Mosque Massacres Revisited

More pictures of Massacres

LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
On Friday August 4, 1990 over three hundred Muslims, men and boys, were prostrate in prayer at the Meera Jumma Mosque, fifty yards from the Kandy Batticaloa Road. None of them were armed.

It was seven twenty in the evening and the town of Katankudi was lit up. The prayers went on when there was a power cut throwing the mosque into darkness.

A stones throw away from the Meera Jumma is the smaller Hussainya Mosque. There was a smaller gathering of approximately forty people here -- prostrate in prayer too. The power cuut had been effected by the large group of LTTE cadres on their murderous mission.

According to eye witnesses the raiders were dressed in battle fatigues, others in sarongs and tee shirts. They drove up in several white Hiace vans -- armed LTTE cadres.

A. I. Ismail was 55 then. M.M. Akbar was 16. Two men who survived the attack as fate disposed and told the tale. It was appalling.

The most crowded place

In Katankudi the population is denser than in any part of South Asia including Calcutta. In one and a half square kilometres live 50,000 people.

In August 1990 there had been agitation in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Security was sparse and the Muslim and Sinhalese civilians living in the area were exposed to the aftermath of Black July 1983.

LTTE attacks had accounted for 14 Muslims on August 1 in Akkaraipattu. The dead men had their hands tied behind their backs with their own clothes and then shot in the occipital (back) region of the head.

Between August 2 and 3 of that year, fifteen other muslims were killed in attacks by the LTTE at Medawachchiya, Batticaloa and Majeedpuram. On August 4 they hit Katankudi.

I found the streets of Katankudi bare and all the shops closed. First impressions were that of a ghost town. Then when we reached the mosque everything changed. "This is a 'hartal'. We have closed shops to mark the ten years that our children and their mothers have suffered without the bread winners of their families. Some mothers lost very young children who had gone but to worship Allah", the trustee of the mosque, a tall, bearded middle aged man says in perfect English.

On the walls of the mosque are the marks left by machine gun fire. The floor bears the markings of the grenades that were thrown at the worshippers. We spend some time listening to the voices that are strained with emotion. Young children and women cling to the windows of the mosque and wait to tell their stories.


Katankudi's narrow side streets are crowded with screaming children at play in the hot soft sand of eastern afternoons. They are as noisy as children anywhere in the world.

In 1990 Akram was the youngest most precocious at six, Ajimeel, Jaroon and Rizwan, were 10, Asroof the only boy who was 11, Dalhan Haris, Fauser Hassan, Arip, M. Ajimal, Makeen, Kamaldeen and Imtiaz were all 12 - Anas, Faizal, and M.B.Jawad 13 - Sameeen, Jaufer, Samath, Mohammed Fauzer, Safar, M. S. M. Jaufer were all 14, Fazlan was the oldest at 15. They went to the same schools and played together. Came to the mosque and prayed together.

Each neighbourhood has its own little mosque to permit the faithful to pray as mandated by the Word -- five times a day.

Then when the public address system sounds, calling the faithful to prayer the streets empty in a few seconds. They come to the mosque and wash themselves before every prayer. On August 4, 1990 they performed the same ritual. In their innocence they knew that something was wrong for attacks had been carried out on peace loving, hard-working Muslims.

The hour was grave. Everybody looked for Divine Intervention. The LTTE were on the rampage murdering unarmed Muslim civilians. The men in Katankudi had filed into the mosques and no one was on the streets to warn of the danger that lingered.

The witnesses say that while men stood guard at the doors of the mosques latecomers were herded and shut inside. Then through the windows they were mowed down, gunfire drowning screams of "Allah - hu -Akbar". They were shot in the back, killed by men who respect nothing not even a place of worship.

The Muslims continued to be attacked despite President Premadasa's attempt to stop them by increasing the armed forces personnel in the Eastern Province.

Six days after the Katankudi massacre Armed LTTE men rounded up hundreds of civilian Muslims. Akin to genocide now.Their attempt at mass murder in Siyambalagaskanda failed when the Army turned up in numbers.

On August 18, however the LTTE launched another attack on Eravur and murdered 31 children, 27 women and 115 men. They then raided other villages unhindered and continued their reign of terror throughout the Eastern, Northern and North Central areas.

Mosques all over the country had now to be given armed protection. Then the State Minister of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Mr. Aswer called on the Muslims to be calm and patriotic. God fearing and disposed to peace, the Muslims did remain calm.

Sinhala villages came under threat; hundreds were brutally murdered in Tantrimale, Weli Oya, Padhavia while the security forces chased phantoms.

The election of the People's Alliance Government in 1994 saw a lull. Calling the bluff off the LTTE President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga refused to budge in her conditions.The Security Forces now were given orders to protect the threatened villages from the LTTE.

However on September 17, 1999 the village of Gonagala was attacked and 52 people, including a number of very young children, were hacked to death in the stealth of the night.

A visit to that region was made recently by two British Journalists, veterans at covering the fate faced by children in a conflict situation. Former paramedical officer , now photo -journalist and Scotsman Martin Klejnowski - Kennedy and Madeleine Leeson of the Reuters Foundation toured Batticaloa and the Eastern province. Both had visited every battlefield except Kashmir in the last four years. Gruesome scenes are nothing novel to them. One million people were murdered in 100 days in Ruwanda and they have seen fields full of 15000 Somalians killed by Erithrean soldiers piled up in the desert sun.

But they were appalled at the brutality of the LTTE in the Meera Jumma and Hussainia Mosques and at Gonagala.

To be fair by all ethnic groups they visited Katankudi and Batticaloa where they met Tamil children whose parents had been killed by the security forces. On the last leg of the tour they met the children of Gonagala.

Kennedy and Leeson were very impressed by the professionalism and thoroughness shown by the security personnel at the check points. They came into direct contact with numbers of Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese civilians and have seen clearly that the LTTE does not represent the Tamil people but form a micro minority of terrorists.

Captions: 1)Spared. They were too young to be in the mosque in 1990. They lost their fathers and brothers. 2) Clinging to the windows from where the terrorists opened fire on unarmed Muslims. 3) The list of the men and boys massacred on August 4, 1990. 4) The battered walls of the mosque where machine gun-wielding Tigers committed genocide.

Killed by LTTE

LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre
LTTE's Kattankudi Muslim Mosque Massacre

18 May 2005 

பின்னூட்டம் பற்றி...

அக்கினிக்குஞ்சு- ஆண்பாலா?
ஆண்பால் என்றால் அக்கினிக்குஞ்சின் பெண்பால் என்ன?

இப்டி கூட யாராச்சும் கேட்டு வெச்சு, பின்னூட்டத்த எகிற வெப்பாங்க.

ஆனா, இதெல்லாம் ஒரு பொழப்பா? வெறும் பின்னூட்டம் எத்தினி வந்துருக்குன்னு கணக்குப் பண்றதுக்குத்தானா blogging?.

உருப்படியாவோ, இல்ல சும்மா எல்லாரும் வாய்விட்டோ, விடாமலோ சிரிக்கற மாதிரியோ, இல்லாட்டி, வெறுமனே, 'அட / :)' அப்டீன்னு சொல்றமாதிரியோ ஒரு photo பதிவாவது போட்டா தேவல.

அதெல்லாம் இல்லாம, எனக்கு இத்தினி வந்துருக்கு, ஒனக்கு அத்தினி வந்துருக்கா? அப்டீனு கேக்றதுக்காங்க blog-கு?.

அங்கேயே போங்க சார்

10 May 2005 

Silent Spectators - of fight and fighting

two people fighting When a fight involves more than just two people, things get a little complicated. Maybe your circle of friends has split into two groups who haven't been gettingalong. Or maybe you're sad and confused because a bunch of your friends have decided to treat you badly, or have evenstopped talking to you-- the awful "silent treatment."

Just like with other fights, however, the first thing to do is think about what's going on. Are there just two people at the heart of the fight, and everyone else jumped on board? Is this about two or more friends ganging up on someone? Is this a fight that affects you directly, or are you just involved because somebody expected you to pick sides?

Although it's hard to resist the pressure sometimes, try not to dive into a group fight just because your friends are. If you can, make it clear to everyone that you refuse to take part...and maybe you can be the one to encourage others to start working things out.

If you find yourself at the center of a group fight, it's up to you to start the process that will end it. Figure out who else is at the center, spend some time alone with them, and get talking.

சண்டையை முடிந்தால் விக்கவும்,

முடியவில்லையெனில் சும்மா பார்த்தும், பார்க்காமல் செல்லவும்;

but not விக்கமாக Blog-ல் !

06 May 2005 

பறந்தது CARTOSAT-1; பொய்த்தது ஜோஸ்யம் !

CartoSat-1 Lauch PSLV Launched



India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C6, rose majestically from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It injected two satellites, CARTOSAT-1 and HAMSAT, precisely into their orbits. The lift-off was at 10.15 a.m., four minutes ahead of schedule, on May 5. PSLV-C6 put the 1,560-kg CARTOSAT-1 into orbit at a height of 627 km, 1,058 seconds after lift-off. A minute later, it slotted the micro-satellite HAMSAT, weighing 43 kg, into a similar orbit.

As the vehicle shot off like an arrow from the newly built second launch pad (SLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, a deep rumble filled the island. It was a spectacular sight — the vehicle took a parabolic path on flame and smoke, and the first of its four stages peeled away 112 seconds after ignition.

A special in many ways

The flight was special in several ways. This is the first launch from the world-class SLP. The lift-off was smooth, validating the pad's nascent systems. ``We never felt that it was taking place from the second launch pad. It was precise,'' exulted B.N. Suresh, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. Secondly, the rocket stood on the launch pad for five days from April 30, exposed to rain, thunder, and lightning. But the rain-proof and lightning-proof vehicle stood the test well, demonstrating what a dependable workhorse it is for the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Thirdly, this was the eighth successful PSLV flight in a row. Fourthly, CARTOSAT-1, at 1,560 kg, is the heaviest remote-sensing satellite to be orbited by a PSLV. In its first successful attempt in 1994, it deployed a satellite weighing 904 kg.

The mission was witnessed by a special visitor, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He watched the flight from the glass-partitioned VIP cabin at the Mission Control Centre (MCC), the nerve-centre of the launch activities. Mr. Kalam, a rocket engineer, was the project director of ISRO's first two SLV-3 flights from Sriharikota in August 1979 and July 1980. As applause filled the air when the two satellites went into orbit, the President beamed, strode briskly into the MCC proper, and hugged G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman of ISRO.

In a brief speech, he congratulated the ISRO engineers and scientists at the MCC on their ``excellent performance,'' adding, ``I am proud of you and the country is proud of you.'' He reminisced about his ISRO days and the first successful flight of the SLV-3 on July 18, 1980. ``I was on the other side'' of the MCC that day, he recalled. That flight put a 40-kg Rohini satellite into orbit. President Kalam noted that 25 years after the event, PSLV-C6 was able to put either a 1,600-kg satellite into a polar sun-synchronous orbit or a 4,000-kg satellite into a low-earth orbit at a height of 300 km to 400 km.

The ISRO Chairman noted that the vehicle traced ``a fantastically accurate trajectory.'' He added that ``we were working against all odds.'' P.S. Goel, Director of the ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, which built both satellites, said CARTOSAT-1's solar panels had deployed and its health was good. While imagery from CARTOSAT-1 would be used for making maps, planning towns and so on, HAMSAT's transponders would be used for radio communication during emergencies such as cyclones, floods, and tsunamis.

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