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Friday, March 28, 2008

Omana thinkal kidavo (Malayalam Lullaby)

YouTube - Omana thinkal kidavo (Malayalam Lullaby)

I think my thatha used to sing this lullaby with his “green grass grew” song...
Very soothing and memorable song.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Social Security Number

A Social Security number is important because you need it to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and receive some other government services. Many other businesses, such as banks and credit companies, also ask for your number.

If you are a noncitizen living in the United States, you also may need a Social Security number. For more information, see Social Security Numbers For Noncitizens (Publication No. 05-10096). If you are temporarily in the United States to work, see Foreign Workers and Social Security Numbers (Publication No. 05-
10107.pdf (application/pdf Object)).


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Friday, March 14, 2008

Reversal of Fortune Isolates India's Brahmins - WSJ.com

Reversal of Fortune Isolates Indias Brahmins - WSJ.com

A nice article but then it certainly does not have the full details and a broader perspective of the whole brahmin community.Just 1 example has been highlighted but I guess that brings out the plight of a vast majority of brahmins to a great degree.
I am sure there would be a number of people disagreeing to this but then as with the current trend,we Brahmins will just 'agree to disagree' and go on.


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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hindutva and radical Islam: Where the twain do meet

IndianExpress.com :: Hindutva and radical Islam: Where the twain do meet

A wonderful thoughtprovoking article from Arun Shourie!
I remember a saying that my mom used to say: "aadara maada aadi dhaan karakanam..paadara maada paadi dhaan karakanam!".Definitely,its high time the silent Hindus take up a slightly different form of defense.This was well portrayed in Anniyan,but then there was no Hindu-Muslim element in it.Within the Hindus themselves there is large scale oppression and struggle for dominance,which somehow puts the Hindu-Muslim angle out of the picture.Right from movies to art and literature,the brahmin community is repeatedly portrayed as losers just because they don't fight back and stay silent whatever happens.I just can't imagine the bloody Simbu donning the role of a muslim and making fun of their antics,while it is so easy for him to take up the role of a brahmin in his next movie and make fun left and right!I guess Hindus,especially the brahmins have taken the easiest and well tested path of just ignoring and going ahead with their personal interests.Its been time tested that whatever the dravidan governments/politicians and film artists come up with to oppress them,they have a way around it to escape the oppression!


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