Apr 14, 2006

another Tamil New year...

photo:Lampshade in an Indian restaurant , Kabul
This is the 3rd new year celebration for me in 4 months. (English followed by Afghan and now Tamil) I dont really see any significance of celebrating the Tamil New year when Iam not using the Tamil calender at all. Over the years, TNY has just become an occasion for releasing yet another bunch of crap movies and yet another holiday that starts with Solomon Pappaia's pattimandram followed by Tanglish interviews of actresses on TV.
Is there any way to restore some meaning to our New Year? Or do we really need a meaning at all for a celebration? ...


தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!!

21 comments:

  1. Puthaandu Vaazhthukkal Ashok. I am gonna hopefully start my new year tomorrow by seeing the droolworthy florist :)

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  2. Iniya Puthandu Nall Vazhthukkal!

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  3. Just out of curiosity, how was Afghan new year "celebrate"d??! Any "traditions..followed.."?

    Ashok - A very happy New year to you :)

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  4. Only if you resort to TV, it doesn't mean anything. Just visit one of the Hindu temples and see how it is celebrated ... Daniel! Anyway, as u said, it shdn't matter to you because you don't believe in Moon signs or the Lunar calendar.
    I get vadai Payasam, so no reason for me to complain

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  5. Puthaandu Nal Vaazhthukkal Ashok.

    SLN

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  6. I suggest a resolution for you. Start watching those meaningful interviews and get an insight into the interesting lives of those movie stars who say "hmmm hobbies... enakku cake bake panna pidikkum, shop panna pidikkum".:-) just kiding...to be fair, not all of them are dumb. Putthaandu Nal Vaazhtthukkal.

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  7. Happy TNY. After Sunday I'll tell u which actor chose acting profession instead of getting a H1B and coming to USA. (2 actors said this...)

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  8. I agree with you on how commercial everything have become.

    But we have the rights to be proud and proud we are to be the great Tamil's!

    இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகள்"

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  9. commercialism has entered into all kinds of celebration. tamil new year ofcourse has all reasons to celebrate. it is important to all tamils. though most of us follow english calender, tamil is important now also to see naal , natchatthram,etc., for special occasions. as rajesh said, vada payasathoda sapadum undu. there is a special maanga pachadi, which has the ingredients as veppam poo for kasapu, maanga for pulipu, milagai for karam and vellam for sweet, which signifies the ingredients of life.
    INIYA PUTHAANDU NAL VAZHTHUKKAL.

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  10. Happy New Year !

    I think its just another occasion to celebrate.

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  11. இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் !!

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  12. Happy new year. Have a great year ahead! :)

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  13. to All Tamil friends, Wish you Happy New Year

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  14. Yaarachum andha Leoni patti mandratha record panni upload pannunga pls :-)

    Lost track of how many NYs I celebrate in a year.

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  15. This time Pappaia's pattimandram is missing.

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  16. hi ashok,
    wish u a belated happy tamil new year. we celebrated the bengali new year yesterday and i was pretty happy because after nearly two years i am back with my family celebrating new year.

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  17. Happy New Year!

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  18. hi!
    wis u a happy tamil new year too!

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  19. Thanks everybody for the wishes...will be blogging in just a few days...Now iam just relaxing with my little daughter!!! :)

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  20. Anonymous11:55 PM

    hi ashok N iniya puthandhu valthukal oungalukum oungaloda kudumpathinarkum.

    sorry konjam late atchu i know.

    shanmugappriya.

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