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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Kavignar Kaps Presents “iyanRa varaiyil iniya thamizhil”

Since I didn’t want to miss the bus, I have decided to submit my kavidhai (at the last minute) for the contest conducted by Venkitu Sir. This is my maiden attempt at posting in Tamizh. Pls pardon me if there are any grammatical errors / spelling mistakes. Please direct all rotten tomatoes and eggs to me. Lot of bloggers have put in enormous efforts to ensure that they bring out the best in them. It would be great if somebody can consolidate all of them and present as one single post. The topic for the competition is "Nambikkai".

இயன்ற வரையில் இனிய தமிழில்

தமிழன் மட்டும் முன்னேறிவிட்டான்
தமிழை பின்னுக்குத் தள்ளிவிட்டான்

ஆங்கில மோகம் பிடித்ததினால்
பிள்ளையை கான்வென்டில் சேர்த்துவிட்டான்

தமிழில் இருவர் பேசிக்கொண்டால்
தரக்குறை வென்றொரு கருத்திருக்கு

வலைப்பூவில் தமிழ் மலர்ந்ததினால்
பிறந்தது புதுத் தெம்பெமக்கு

Thiruvilayadalil Nagesh Kaetpadhu Pola kavidhaiyil kuraiyirundhalum konjam kuraithukkondu parisu tharum padi kettukkolgiren.


  • Kaps,

    True isn't it.!!

    But just like you I have 'Nambikkai' in the future of Tamil.!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 2:26 AM  

  • Super.
    Elimayana nadai, sezhumayana karuththu.


    By Blogger TJ, at 3:35 AM  

  • Kavingar Kaps, ivallvu naala enga irundeenga. Remba nalla irukku. Thodaranthu tamilli eluzuthavum. valzuthukkal.

    By Blogger வெங்கி / Venki, at 6:13 AM  

  • Unga Genes'la idhellaam irukkunnu niroobichitteeenga :D

    By Blogger ioiio, at 9:37 AM  

  • fantastic thoughts and nicely brought out, kaps.

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 10:42 AM  

  • @Venkitu Sir,
    Thanks for organizing the competition. Good to see so many people participating in the same.


    Edho Ennala Mudinjathu. There are much better people around. Will try and write something once in a while.

    @IOIIO Sathya,
    Some of my (extended) family members can write much better ones.

    Thanks for the encouraging words.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:32 AM  

  • Kaps, Nalla ezhudhirukeenga. ioiio sonnadhaye naanum repeat paneettu poren :)

    By Blogger WA, at 11:46 AM  

  • Kaps,

    Nice one... Good luck for the potti :o)

    By Blogger Somu, at 12:03 PM  

  • Muthal vari paithen. Apo ninaithen "Ithai aankilathil ezhuthavendum endru Kaps-uku comment ezhuthanum"
    Rendavathu vari padithen. Apo purinthathu! Apdi naan solliyirunthal evlavu periya thavarendru!
    Konjam kashtapettu muzhukkavithai padithen...Mika nanraka irukku!
    Vaazhga Thamizh!
    Vaazhga Thalaiver!

    By Blogger DD, at 12:04 PM  

  • Kaps, oru thought - thamizhan thamizhodiye irundaal neengal solvaduppol ivvalau munneri iruka mudiyuma?

    By Anonymous charu, at 12:27 PM  

  • @Wicked Angel Uma,
    Thanks for the compliments.

    Good luck 2 u as well,

    I thought of posting a Tanglish version but refrained from doing it. Glad that u cud read it.

    Agree with u that we might not have achieved so much progress if he had stuck only to Tamil.
    But I wrote this bcoz, TN is probably the only state where somebody with a Tamil mother tongue finishes school without even bothering to study tamil as a second or a third language. One of the reasons cited for this is that teachers don't give good marks for Tamil students in 10th and 12th standard exams. I have had neighbours who didn't read Tamil in school and as a result they ended up not knowing Tamil. Infact they just know to speak Tamil. They can't read or write. In neighbouring states like Kerala, Karnataka and AP, students do learn the local language / mother tongue in school. In today's world people look down upon u when u speak in Tamil. Lot of people narrate circumstances where two Tam's start introducing themself in English when they meet each other. Although Tamil has been elevated to Semmozhi status, there is a long way to go. Usage of Tamil is dropping everyday. Satellite channels and FM radio use only Tanglish as it is fashionable.......in some cases the mix of english words in their programming is as high as 50 / 60%. People hailing from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore speak much better Tamil than we do as they are more passionate about the language. In fact none of them mix english words when they speak in Tamil. If progress can be achieved only at the expense of your mother tongue, is it really worthwhile pursuing that goal?

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:48 PM  

  • Charu,

    Forgot to add one thing.....some schools even fine students if they talk in Tamil. Why should somebody be fined for talking in his/her mother tongue? Although they are English medium schools, the kids should have the right to speak in their mother tongue without any fear. Hope u agree.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:07 PM  

  • totally agree with you..
    our mother tongue is something we should be proud of....

    By Blogger monu, at 1:33 PM  

  • Kaps,

    'In today's world people look down upon u when u speak in Tamil'

    Neenga sonnadhu 100/100 unmai...Walk into any Showroom or Hotel / Restaurant in Chennai and start speaking in Tamil u are more likely to experience the above said one....

    By Anonymous KMS, at 2:44 PM  

  • but adhukkaaga , if we speak only in tamil, then we cant develop other languages..one of the main reasons for the BPO boom in india is that we can speak english....economically it is important..but as a person, we can respect our language more

    By Blogger monu, at 3:17 PM  

  • kalakiteenga-bhayangara humblea

    By Anonymous vasanthi, at 3:36 PM  

  • Brilliant movie (Thiruvilayadal).

    The reply given to Shivaji is also poetic.

    Netri Kannai thirandaalum,
    Kutram Kutramme.

    By Blogger nmk, at 4:51 PM  

  • @kaps

    please post the poem in Thanglish (in the roman script that is).
    I can understand/speak tamil but not read.

    By Blogger nmk, at 4:52 PM  

  • Tamizh arumayana mozhi. Indha maanidargaLukku mael.
    Varum sir. Tamizh kku oru kaalam MEENDUm varum :-)

    By Anonymous F e r r a r i, at 4:57 PM  

  • @Kaps:

    When is the next Linkin Park. Need some thing interesting to read, getting bored at work.

    By Blogger nmk, at 5:04 PM  

  • NMK,

    Rough translation of the poem

    The Tamilian have progressed
    But not the Tamil language

    Due to the craze for English
    he put his kid in a Convent

    If two people speak in Tamil
    They are looked down upon

    The blossoming of Tamil blogs
    has given a new lease of life

    I felt that the above English version doesn't create the same impact which the Tamil poem created. Hence I stayed awayed from posting a Tanglish version.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:07 PM  

  • NMK,

    Was slightly busy last weekend and hence couldn't work on the Linkin Park....you should have the next one latest by Monday.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 5:07 PM  

  • I thought I commented on this earlier, jeez!!!

    Nice one Kaps..:) So many tamizh kavidhais, so many Tamizh blogs... namma mozhi avvalo seekiram engayum pogadhu... so strengthen ur nambikkai..:)

    good luck for the contest..:)

    By Blogger Nithya Swaminathan, at 5:35 PM  

  • Kaps, I agree with you about the importance of knowing and being comfortable with and even proud of one's language but I dont think this is just a Tamil thing - this is something I see happening all around me in different states - 'vernac' is just not fashionable, sadly.

    as an aside, what really gets on my nerves is the "cute" lispy Tamil spoken by VJs and presenters on television.... grrr! enkku tamil serya theryadu types. more grrr!

    By Anonymous charu, at 12:25 AM  

  • kalakkal kaps.....hidden talents coming out is it.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:53 AM  

  • Monu,
    BPO boom can be solely attributed to our cost advantages and our superior English skills.

    happy to know that few other people echo my thoughts


    That's the spirit.

    glad to see so many people participating in the contest. gives me lot of hope!

    I read the new post on your blog....will be putting up a related post shortly. even I can't stand the fashionable pronounciation of the TV hosts.

    Thanks for the nice words.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:45 AM  

  • kaps, was thinking of your post when I wrote that - what do you think - your comments on my post eagerly looked forward to :)

    By Anonymous charu, at 1:54 PM  

  • Hi Kaps,

    cudnt view the tamil fonts correctly in Firefox.. it would be better if u cud reduce the letter-spacing in the template.

    By Blogger Chez, at 7:50 PM  

  • Naan comment pahnathu kannamal poiyithada? Blogger waste! Hummm good one sure matches ur latest post :)

    By Blogger visithra, at 11:23 AM  

  • kaps kavithai...romba nallayirukku
    ...unmaiyana nilai.....
    The essence of it..as I understand is...every person has to safeguard
    the interest of his/her mother tongue...If it is not done...that language will gradually die....It doesn't mean that we shouldn't study other languages...kaps message is to protect ones own mother tongue....Our TAMIL..
    Is it not..Kaps...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:30 AM  

  • மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!

    By Blogger Adaengappa !!, at 7:27 AM  

  • வெற்றிக்கு மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள் கவிஞர் கப்ஸ்
    தமிழுக்கும் கிடைத்த வெற்றி


    By Blogger மதுமிதா, at 10:58 AM  

  • வாழ்த்துகள்

    By Blogger -L-L-D-a-s-u, at 3:06 PM  

  • மிகவும் மகிழ்ச்சி... வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    By Blogger முகமூடி, at 3:18 PM  

  • வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    By Blogger Suresh babu, at 5:56 PM  

  • நச் என்ற கவிதை

    nach enRa kavidhai

    By Blogger labdab, at 8:12 PM  

  • இப்பதிப்பைத் தவிர மற்ற எல்லாம் ஆங்கிலத்தில் போட்டுவிட்டு தமிழன் என்று சொல்லிக் கொள்ள உங்களுக்கு வெட்கமாக இல்லையா?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:44 PM  

  • @Adengappa,

    @Madhumitha, Dasu, Mugamoodi, Suresh Selva & Labdab
    Varugai Thandamaikku Nandri. Vaazhthukalukkum nandri.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:44 AM  

  • Kaps,

    So happy to know you made it to the top three...

    Congratulations dude !!!


    By Blogger Somu, at 12:15 PM  

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