#WordyWednesdays #Day18of100 This is a poem that celebrates the removal of the archaic #Section377 that criminalised the life of the LGBTQ+ community. This was written on the day of the verdict, and in under four minutes, a personal best. However, I have polished it a bit for this day, an exhausting one that left me… Continue reading Day 18: (Il)legal By Law
#TamilTuesdays #Day17of100 Song: Nalir Mani Neerum Poet: Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar Verse: தெண்ணில வதனிற் சிலிர்த்திடும் இரவும் தண்ணியல் விரிமலர் தாங்கிய தருக்களும் புன்னகை ஒளியும், தேமொழிப் பொலிவும் வாய்ந்தனை இன்பமும் வரங்களும் நல்குவை. ~~~~~ அறிவுநீ, தருமம்நீ, உள்ளம்நீ, அதனிடை மருமம்நீ, உடற்கண் வாழ்ந்திடும் உயிர் நீ, தோளிடை வன்புநீ, நெஞ்சகத்து அன்புநீ, ஆலயந் தோறும் அணிபெற விளங்கும் தெய்வச் சிலையெலாம் தேவி இங்குனதே. ~~~~~ Lyrics taken from: http://www.tamilvu.org/library/l9100/html/l9100ba1.htm ~~~~~… Continue reading Day 17: Bharathi’s Bharatha Matha!
#MotivationMondays #Day16of100 For those times when the tasks at hand seem daunting, or when it seems like the light at the end of the tunnel is too small and too far away, there should be a small motivating factor that keeps us going. It may be in any form, and as long as it works,… Continue reading Day 16: Plan, Complete, Reward Thyself!
Structures are interesting only as long as they have art in them. But abstracts work as pieces of art by themselves! Abstract painting captured at a party I attended. Artist unknown. Location: Club Aurum, Royal Castle, Thirumudivakkam, Chennai. The Happy Post of the day is about something that made my heart swell in love!… Continue reading Day 15: Abstract / Structure
#SongbirdSaturdays #Day14of100 Today’s song is something that stuck with me because of the associated memories. The first time I heard it was in a theatre, and with a very dear friend beside me, the experience was magical. The movie, Nadigaiyar Thilagam, a biopic about one of cine industry’s greatest actresses, is special to me for… Continue reading Day 14: The Song That Pleased My Ears!
#Day13of100 #FictionFridays Note: The main purpose of taking up the 100 Days of Blogging idea was to make sure all my half-baked stories and works are completed and published. This story is one such from my collection, one that I completed and rewrote today. ~~~~~~~~~~ I had really assumed my five year old son was easily… Continue reading Day 13: I Silenced Her!
#Day12of100 #ThrowOffThursday We have all heard it. Breaking a mirror / a glass is believed to bring – wait for it – 7 years of bad luck. On second thoughts, there is no need to wait for it. That ain't coming. Yes, bad pun. But not as bad as the superstition. Not mentioning the fact… Continue reading Day 12: Lots of Luck!
#Day11of100 #WordyWednesday A poem that was written in a very short time, with no real theme when it began, but based on a single word, 'weaning'. In the silence of her expressive eyes Lay abandoned, my scattered thoughts What secrets do they hold, To taunt, tease and trust me with? Piercing gazes met poetic muteness… Continue reading Day 11: Heart’s Weaning
#Day10of100 #TamilTuesdays Song: Ninnaiye Rathi Endru Poet: Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar Verse: நின்னையே ரதியென்று நினைக்கிறேனடி -- கண்ணம்மா! தன்னையே சசியென்று சரண மெய்தினேன். பொன்னையே நிகர்த்தமேனி மின்னையே நிகர்த்த சாயற் பின்னையே -- நித்ய கன்னியே, -- கண்ணம்மா! மாரனம் புகளென்மீது வாரிவாரி வீச நீ -- கண் பாராயோ -- வந்து சேராயோ, -- கண்ணம்மா! ~~~~~ Lyrics Sourced From: http://www.tamilvu.org/library/l9100/html/l9100ba1.htm ~~~~~ Transliteration: Ninnaiye Rathiyendru Ninaikirenadi –… Continue reading Day 10: Bharathi’s Sakhi (Sasi?)
#Day9of100 #MotivationMondays The motivation post for the day comes from one of my favourite authors ever. A woman whose book belonged to a genre dismissed easily as children’s fantasy, who was rejected by no less than 12 publishers because her stories seemed too far-fetched, and a woman who was advised to go with her initials… Continue reading Day 9: The Witch With The Pen