Monday, October 8, 2007

Ram Setu as per Google Maps

Here is the disputed area between India and Sri Lanka as per Google maps. It is a shallow area and will need to be dredged if there is to be any commerce through the region

Map link

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The trouble facing Gods...

Here is an email I received recently. Not sure where it originated.

A BRIDGE TOO FAR ……..

The Lord surveyed the Ram Setu and said 'Hanuman, how diligently and strenuously you and your vanara sena had built this bridge several centuries back. It is remarkable that it has withstood the ravages of the climatic and geographical changes over centuries. It is indeed an amazing feat especially considering the fact that a bridge at Hyderabad built by Gammon using latest technology collapsed the other day even before they could stick the posters on its pillars.'

Hanuman with all humility spoke 'Jai Sri Ram, it is all because of your grace. We just scribbled your name on the bricks and threw them in the sea and they held. No steel from TISCON or cement from Ambuja or ACC was ever used. But Lord, why rake up the old issue now.'

Ram spoke 'Well, Hanuman some people down there want to demolish the bridge and construct a canal. The contract involves lot of money and lot of money will be made. They will make money on demolition and make more money on construction. '

Hanuman humbly bowed down and said 'Why not we go down and present our case'

Ram said 'Times have changed since we were down there. They will ask us to submit age proof and we don't have either a birth certificate or school leaving certificate. We traveled mainly on foot and some times in bullock carts and so we don't have a driving license either. As far as the address proof is concerned the fact that I was born at Ayodhya is itself under litigation for over half a century, If I go in a traditional attire with bow and arrow, the ordinary folks may recognize me but Arjun Singh may take me to be some tribal and, at the most, offer a seat at IIT under the reserved category. Also, a God cannot walk in dressed in a three-piece suit and announce his arrival. It would make even the devotees suspicious. So it is dilemma so to say.'

'I can vouch for you by saying that I personally built the bridge.'

'My dear, Anjani putra, it will not work. They will ask you to produce the lay-out plan, the project details, including financial outlay and how the project cost was met and the completion certificate. Nothing is accepted without documentary evidence in India. You may cough but unless a doctor certifies it, you have no cough. A pensioner may present himself personally but the authorities do not take it as proof. He has to produce a life-certificate to prove that he is alive. It is that complicated. '

'Lord can't understand these historians. Over the years you have given darshan once every hundred years to saints like Surdas, Tulsidas, Saint Thyagaraja, Jayadeva, Bhadrachala Ramdas and even Sant Tukaram and still they disbelieve your existence and say Ramayana is a myth. The only option, I see, is to re-enact Ramayana on earth and set the government records straight once for all.'

Lord smiled 'It isn't that easy today. Ravan is apprehensive that he may look like a saint in front of Karunanidhi. I also spoke to his mama Mareecha, who appeared as a golden deer to tempt Sita maiyya when I was in the forest and he said that he won't take a chance of stepping on earth as long as Salman Khan is around.'

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Top Ten reasons why Karunanidhi has no Karunai for Lord Ram.

“Whether I am alive or not, I will be with you in your blood and breath. No one can destroy me because I am a part of you,” Karunanidhi said recently. Isn't that one the definitions of God? I understand God has millions of forms, interpretations and definitions; this happens to be a core one.

So here is my top ten reasons as to why Karunanidhi hates Ram.

10> One of his earlier nemesis was Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran.
9> To the border of Tamil Nadu lies God's own country, Kerala.
8> Tamil Nadu can become a major port and its southern regions can have major industries after the canal is dredged. (I know, that was not funny)
7> The Brahmins are gone, the Vada Naattaans speak perfect Tamil, all of Tamil Nadu knows Khindi(Hindi) now, so he needed a new target.
6> He hates Rama Rajya. What, no corruption and caste and religion based politics?
5> Even Mother Theresa hated God sometimes. Karunanidhi has a love hate relationship with God too.
4> He is just way ahead of his time. Scientists will prove one day that God is not this, not that (neti, neti)
3> He is a Shaivite and does not like Vaishnavite Gods.
2> So the Vaanaras would have been Dravidian right?
1> What, only one wife?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tamil Nadu blog

Welcome to the Tamil Nadu blog!

The blog has a Google news feed related to Tamil Nadu. Plus links of interest related to Tamil Nadu. So if you are a follower of events related to Tamil Nadu, this page should provide you with all the required tools.

You will also see a Tamil Nadu specific search engine attached to this blog. This search engine will give priority to Government and other good websites that have a focus on Tamil Nadu.

Give all the tools a try! Happy browsing!

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