Vannery Nadu

Friday, July 21, 2006

How can somebody turn their back on the world happenings of today? It is very easy to close your eyes and act like you did not know anything. But as a human being, I believe, every person in the society has responsibility of, at least, analysing and understanding them to reach a conclusion about the subject matter. Unfortunately, most of us really do not have time to do so or they are not willing to use their God-given power to evaluate or analyse things. Instead, they simply sit and swallow the lies and half-truths of biased or agenda-monger Medias.

What’s happening in Lebanon? Have you ever ponder over it other than following the news given by CNN and BBC and their Indian followers who have their own hidden agendas and interests. Let alone the political reasons whatsoever it behind the Israel attack be, I would like to focus on the suffering of common people who were never involved or participated directly indirectly in any of political or so called terrorist activities.

Like anybody else I had developed an indifferent attitude towards any terrifying scenes or news that delivered by Medias. They could not move me at all. But lately, I had a horrifying dream in which my daughter, whom I considered to be the most precious thing of my life, appeared as victim of a terrorist attack. The scene resembled the scene I had seen in a TV news of the same night and the only difference was, it was my dear child who were lying with crushed body instead of an unknown child victim. The experience was so horrible that I could not sleep the rest of the night and it changed the perspective of my life.

I am not giving any special importance to Lebanon attack. Attack on innocent people everywhere in the world is condemnable. There is no justification for killing helpless children and women. Whoever the attacker be, let it be countries, rebels or terrorist, they do not posses any quality to be called human beings.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Perumpadappu, a Land of Communal Harmony

It is my first blogging experience. I do not know how and where to start.

I think it would be appropriate if I start with writing about my birth place, Perumpadappu. Those who have a taste in Kerala history, would defenitely have knowledge of this historical land. Perumpadappu Swaroopam and Vannery Nadu would be familiar terms for them. If you search on line with the key word Perumpadappu or Vannery, I am sure, you would end up with a lot of sites mentioning these great names.

Even though it is a land of great historical importance, now you can see it only in history books. It is really unfortunate that all historical remainings of such a rich cultural and social background have been destoryed by our ignorant forefathers who had a very little knowledge about the importance of protecting such historical monuments.

Once upon a time, (I use this phrase deliberately) there were greate people who chose Perumpadappu as a platform for their religious and social activities. Our land was blessed with their presence.

Past is past and there is nothing great about boasting like a Basheerian charactor " end uppappakku oranayundayirunnu" ( my grand father had an elephant).

At present, is there any thing in Perumpadappu to make me pround of? This question troubles me a little bit. To be frank; there is a few but not a lot.

Its communal harmony is one of few things I can boast about. Thats all for now I will come back with some more .