PERIYAR SOCRATES IS NO MORE!

GREAT LOSS TO THE DRAVIDIAN JOURNALISTIC FRATERNITY!

With a very heavy heart we record the sad demise, of one of the pillars of Periyar  Movement, in a tragic road accident, on 12th May 2014 in Chennai. His untimely death has dealt a severe set back to the Dravidian journalism. 44 is not an age to be associated with death of a very brisk, enthusiastic and genuine journalist in the true path of Periyar.

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PANDIYAN PARICU : A CRITICAL NOTE

Modern Progressive Literature

Revolutionary Poet Bharatidasan’s ‘Pandiyan parichu’ revolving on a feud between two chieftains could rightly be called a ‘Secondary Kavya’ as it lacks the customary massiveness in the depiction of mountains, oceans, nations and seasons. All the four hundred stanzas of Tamil ‘Viruttam’ metre roughly equivalent to blank verse in English, are of eight lines each.

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ASIRIYAR ANSWERS

Q : As regards the statement of Rajapakse that he would  not be amenable to the UNO’s enquiry of the war-crimes of Sri Lanka.
- K. Tamizhazhakan, Tittacheri

Ans : Countries such as U.S should try to enforce economic sanctions wherever the racial genocide is committed. The Lilliputian Sri Lanka should be made to realise by the UNO and other countries that it cannot survive merely with the help of China and Pakistan.

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REFORMATIVE MUSINGS

JUSTICE, DELIVERED TO 'CHILDLESS' WOMAN

The most inhuman insult that can be heaped  on a ‘childless’ woman is her husband marrying again.

The High Court passed an order in a case where a man gave some property to his wife of 26 years and obtained her ‘consent’ for his second marriage and pronounced that such a consent was not valid as it amounted to marital cruelty.

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THE BIG PARADOX

Fortress of Brahminical Culture and arrogance still remains closed for others. A  prominent  carnatic music exponent  from the very same community, Mr T.M. Krishna exposes it.

What it takes to be an honorary Brahmin.

I am a Carnatic musician and that, by default, ‘places’ me in terms of caste and the caste group that I most associate with. I was born — need I say it — into a Brahmin family.

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