Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ram Setu was destroyed by Lord Ram himself...

Looks like people did not read the Ramayana before arguing to keep Ram Setu as it is. Apparently, Kamba Ramayanam mentions that Lord Ram broke the bridge into three pieces, as per the new affidavit filed in court. The previous two ill-advised affidavits have been withdrawn. Since Kamba Ramayanam is based on the Valmiki Ramayana, the fact should be easily confirmed. And the satellite image does seem to show breaks at the ends and in the middle. Which brings into question the knowledge of religious groups. Maybe there should be some powerful religious authority in the Hindu fold that knows the religious texts inside out. Like Kirupaananda Vaariyar used to be.

As I had mentioned earlier, this is very similar to a light hearted "patti mandram" or discussions. No need to hurt feelings, but tell things in a nice way. The quote from Kamba Ramayanam is a good way to go about this.

Finally, a politician in Tamil Nadu has played some real politics. Too frequently, the Tamil Nadu agenda was ignored at the center based on the local alliances. Now we have DMK both with the Congress at the Center and without the Congress locally. And 6 or maybe 7 ministers. And keeping the country on track in the process. Probably for the first time since Thiru Kamaraj, doing something for the greater good and gaining a lot for Tamil Nadu in the process. You do not have to be a fan of Karunanidhi to appreciate what he has done. The next six months should be a time of golden rule for Tamil Nadu. The honeymoon will not last long, so things have to be achieved as quickly as they can possibly be.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ram Setu back on track?...

The Ram Setu project seems set to come off the back burner as a reward to the DMK for doing the right thing and standing by the Congress during the no confidence motion. It is a huge step in the right direction; people are dealing in the welfare of the country rather than cold cash.

The damage is more to the coral reefs than anything else. Plus the Ram Setu area can be turned into a religious attraction that can be travelled to by open sea.

This is something that needs to be done to convert Tamil Nadu into a coastal business area similar to Mumbai. The people in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu stand to benefit the most from this.

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