Sibi's Birthday..

Another weekend. I am taking off to Madurai today to celebrate Sibi's birthday on May 10th. Happy birthday, baby!. Its unbelievable that he is turning 4 now. It tells that I am getting older and he is growing fast. This year his birthday is just a family affair and he is going to spend the day with his cousins and have a very personal, family-only birthday party.

Have read 'Koogai' by So.Dharmar. Book is about the life of the lower castes in southern Tamilnadu, specifically around Kovilpatti area. Its amazing how little I know about the society even though I grew up very close. Koogai or the blind-owl is a symbol for the dalits who were tortured, the women were treated as common prostitutes and the men were treated as slaves. But it is a lively novel without the gloominess surrounding such cause espousing novels. That itself is different. It shows a lifestyle which existed yesteryears in physical form and exists now in the minds in the midst of concrete jungles. Somebody should a write a novel titled 'Rats' about that.

Currently, reading on the 'Mahabaratham' by Rajaji and rereading 'The second turn' by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, which is a retelling of Mahabharatham through the eyes of Bheema. It is interesting to read about the same events with different perspectives.

2 comments:

Kannan said...

enna muthu... life eppadi pokuthu...

nammalai ellam marundhu iruppingale...

Kannan said...

Happy belated birthday to your son.. you must be now 40 yrs right..

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