Friday, July 22, 2011

World is shrinking- boon or a bane?

World, once a huge thing - talked about of in terms of countries and continents, reachable in terms of months or even years. There was even a tinge of mystery when thought beyond one's own dwelling. Well, thats history and today, world with all its size and distance has shrunk into a global village, thanks to technological advancements. And am not going to talk about this in a technological perspective, but from a normal human mind.
I wonder if all these advancements are a boon or bane in a polished coating!! Yes, world is a village, huge though. We have friends and loved ones in ever corner of this village. But how far is the basic love and attachment? In a traditional village, there was more love and bond shared over simpler meals. In a global village, there is more of luxury and comfort, may be atleast from the outer view, but what about the small thing beating inside? Is it beating a happy tune? May be technological milestones have given a lot of options to engage oneself into or divert one's mind. I wonder what is the point? Is everything about money or material? Our ancestors, weren't they happy sharing a small meal under a small roof?
We can reach for the stars and even beyond, but what could it possibly do in terms of simple hugs, touch, the warmth of loved ones. Whatever could be given easily in this global village can in no way stand before the warmth of the traditional village. The world might have shrunk to a village, but each person has become a world!!! Am I wrong in thinking everyone is trying to hide their own feelings and creating a shell around? Every person is interested in global community, but how far do they think about their immediate community? How far is it feasible to get involved with each other? Laughing together or wiping each other's tears has taken a back seat amidst today's hustle and bustle. The enormous growth of online communities alarms me. Will it take away the normal human bonds? I started wondering what is life all about? Is it something to be cherished with loved ones or just a time pass?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A bunny near my door

I had opened the blinds and standing with Alvin just inside my door, while I noticed a cute little bunny. I wish he comes back for the carrots left by my kids.

A bunny hopping in front of my door
Cute little baby looking timid
Made himself a good breakfast
Out of the plants and grass
All the while watching around
I stood still not to frighten him
While he relished the leaves
And I the beautiful sight
But he hopped into the bush
Sooner than I wished
Will he know that I will wait
Again for the beautiful sight
With crunchy carrots
And two cute kids!
Thats a different story that Alvin wanted me to take him around to see a bunny. I walked around looking into the woods, in places I had seen bunnies before but in vain. Never know when and where they will hop in!!! :-) 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

ஆறுவது சினம்

ஒரு அழகான ஊரில் அழகான ஒரு வீடு இருந்தது. அவ்வீட்டில் அன்பு என்று ஒரு பையனும் அவனுடைய தங்கை அனிதாவும் தங்கள் பெற்றோருடன் வசித்து வந்தனர். அன்புக்கு எட்டு வயது. அனிதாவுக்கு நான்கு வயது.  ஒரு நாள் பள்ளி விட்டு வந்தபின்னர் இருவரும் விளையாடிக் கொண்டிருந்தனர். ஒரு பொம்மை  காரை வைத்து விளையாடிக் கொண்டிருந்த அன்பு வேறு ஏதோ எடுக்க உள்ளே சென்றான். அப்பொழுது ஆசையாக அவனுடைய காரை எடுத்த அனிதா அதை தெரியாமல் உடைத்துவிட்டாள். உள்ளிருந்து வந்த அன்பு உடைந்த காரைப் பார்த்தவுடன் கோபம் கொண்டான். "ஏன் என் கார உடைச்ச?" என்று கத்திகொண்டே வந்தவன் கீழே இருந்த அனிதாவின் பொம்மையை தூக்கி எறிந்தான். அது ஒரு மண்ணில் செய்த தஞ்சாவூர் பொம்மை. அழகான அந்த பொம்மை உடைந்து சிதறியது. தஞ்சாவூர் சென்ற பொழுது அவர்கள் அப்பா வாங்கிவந்தது. உடனே அனிதா அழ ஆரம்பித்தாள். பொம்மை உடைந்தவுடன் அன்புக்கு பாவமாக இருந்தது. தான் கோபப்படாமல் இருந்திருக்கலாம் என்று வருந்தினான். கோபத்தை அடக்கியிருந்தால் அழகான பொம்மை உடைந்திருக்காதே என்று நினைத்தான். அவ்வைப்பாட்டி கோபம் அடக்கப்படவேண்டும் என்பதற்குதான்   "ஆறுவது சினம்" என்று சொன்னதைப் புரிந்துகொண்டான்.

கோபத்தை அடக்க கற்று கொள்ளுங்கள் குழந்தைகளே!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Life and Nature

This is a poem which I had written around 2 years back, in Bangalore...It surfaced today in my mind and subsequently here too :-)

A rose bud blooming into a beautiful flower,
Rain drops making notes on the roof,
Eagle circling in the clear sky,
Squirrel relishing a small nut,
Many more to be admired
But even more are the chores;
Lo, When I had no responsibilities,
and had all the time for myself,
I didn't even know these could be enjoyed
Such is the irony of life!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

experiment with art and crafts

To relax, for the satisfaction of doing something, to inspire kids.... whatever, I ended up doing all these.


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