GREAT HUMANS ON THE WORLD GOUTHAMA BUDDHA AND THANTHAI PERIYAR

Prof.Dr.Palani Arangasamy

Director,center of periyar Thoughts Periyar Maniammai University

Great men think alike may be a cliché but its relevance to Buddha and Thanthai Periyar cannot be over – ruled.  They believed in disseminating their thoughts to the public by travelling from one place to another and spoke in a language of commoners.  They never resorted to Thetorical flourish.  Their unadorned simple language made inroads into the mind and hearts of the general public.

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MAKE THOSE TRAINED FOR THE JOB ARCHAKAS

The recent Supreme Court judgment has caused a stir in Tamil Nadu, rather needlessly. Many people of the state, including some living abroad, who were discussing the issue on social networking sites, were seemingly aghast that the judgment will prevent the Tamil Nadu government from appointing as priests the 206 persons trained by persons well versed in Hindu scriptures and traditional religious practices.  It is a misconception or rather a misreading of the judgment delivered by Mr Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Mr Justice N V Ramana on December 16.

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