Monday, November 5, 2007

Sense and Simplicity

Monday, November 5, 2007

Two time world champion, currently ranking No.1, the pride of Tamilnadu, the man of simplicity Chess GrandMaster Viswanathan Anand has always been an inspiration for me and he influenced me a lot in the recent past that i couldn't stop myself from writing about one of my heroes. After winning the world title for the second time, vishy as called by his close friends, came back home first to Delhi where he got a warm welcome and then to chennai as he was interviewed by the local channels. As i am a sports freak, i used to see only sports news whether its TV or newspaper, and i caught up with vichu(the way i call my hero) in TV news. There i felt the realism of vichu when he conversed in his local language Tamil which many people feel difficult to talk these days in our very own state though they are of tamil origin.

For the stature of vichu, who tour different countries most of the time its almost possible that he lose touch with his mother tongue. But he proved its not possible unless you fake yourself of being so. When men like spinner muttiah muralitharan and speedster narain karthikeyan can speak in tamil, why people who live in tamilnadu should pretend to ve lost touch with the language just because they learnt to speak English. I feel really proud of the man vichu, who always use tamil whenever he talks to the local people. There are many occasions i caught up with people faking as though they were brought up abroad, especially in shows like jackpot in jaya TV, jodi no.1 in vijay tv, some callers in sun music, almost all tamil heroines (though their english sucks big time), some tamil heros and the list goes on. My question is why use other language taking so much pain when both speaker and listener are of same origin. Why should people ignore their own language???why people look up and down if i converse in tamil in my own state???Yes, English is needed for so many reasons but why make it a prestige issue, use it when needed to, why show off with the few known words. I am not ashamed of speaking in my mother tongue rather i feel pity for people living a fake life. Its high time these people learn from the great ones like Anand and our own former president Dr.A.P.J.Abdul kalam to live a real and simple life.

P.S. I am not a follower of Dr.Ramdoss and i am not against English as i like it too. Its just my simple effort to make my language stand high.

7 comments:

ViJaY said...

Welcome to the blogging world... Never knew tht u wer such a big fan of Vishy... Ungaladhu tamizh patrai paarthu kangal koosugindrana... How abt a post on the great man Schumi!!!!

wersp said...

thanks da...and abt our thala schumi ,sure i ll do it...

deepa said...

NAL VARAVU... enakku kurippaaga aen indha inaippai(link) anuppineer?!!! meedham ulla post galaiyum paditthuvittu en karutthukkalai aangaangae velippadutthugiraen!

Santhosh Raghavan said...

Welcome da... Read a few posts... Felt Good...
"Indru En Scrap Book'la Ezhuthiya My dear Blogger,Ithanaai Naalai Engirunthai "

Keep up with your good job da...

Mahesh said...

First..Welcome to the blogging world! Ithanai naal engirundheenga? Tamizh nanraga ulladhu..y dont u start a tamil blog?
Will go thru archives too..

naresh said...
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naresh said...

hi pal.....
like u said , tamil might be a language of high stature and esteemed literary works, but in the world of today, english is perhaps more important than tamil.think that u want to appeal to the masses, esp. a sect in particular, then u will ve to use english (for that matter any language other than tamil),and if u stay out-of-the-ordinary, its easier to draw attraction.and above all, tamil might be the lang. of our state,hindi our national language but english is our nationalized language. just my view of it.