Raavanan? :)

I might just have sat down in front of this laptop, wanting to write a post on the new movie Raavanan which I watched yesterday. But then, I found that there is no point to say something that has already been told by others! 🙂
I found the cinematography wonderful! Music was awesome! Vikram stole the show! Aish was lovely! Period.

Wish You A Very…

I feel so so so so so so so lucky that I am born and have been brought up in this way, with great friends around me… I hope it would last for a little longer 🙂 I just don’t know how to express my gratitude. But I know that the only way to express this gratitude is by making others I love feel lucky that they have me around. 
… HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR MOM!!

Fake Swamis and Cults

This is a random podcast, made in Tamil, but I thought this fit well in this heading of Clearing The Clouds, so I am posting it here, instead of under the Random section that I am yet to create. This podcast discusses about fake swamis and cults, deriving the topic from a recent Neeya Naana episode on a similar topic. 

Download link is here (Right Click and Save Target As).
This is the link if you wish to watch the Neeya Naana episode:
www.thamil.org/tv_shows/?m=view&vid=21346 
The two links mentioned in the podcast are these:
1st link: www.dhyanapeetam.org/web/default.aspx
2nd link: www.shrikavalemath.org.in/default.htm

Music is from Madharasapattinam movie. 

I hope you like this podcast, and please provide your comments and suggestions. Thanks!

Unpaid labour

As I am writing this post, I am making a mental note to inform you that I am a liberal feminist, and therefore believe that the notion of gender is a socially constructed one. I believe that men and women are equal but have been constructed mentally to believe that men are stronger, smarter than women or that women are more sensitive, emotional than men. If this were absolutely true, then there would be no exceptions to this rule, and yet there are.
So having said my point, now I will come to the matter that has been bugging me. Well, not really bugging me but I’ve been thinking about it. It seemed really unfair when I came across with this statement that said that men contribute mostly to the economy, men’s contributions to this and to that, etc. It seems unfair because, to think about it (as the phrase goes), ‘behind every man there is a woman’ helping him achieve that contribution… Be it a mother, wife, sister or aunt. Anyone!
Why is it they are ‘behind’ the man? Shouldn’t it be beside the man? Is it always about the man? The son? The husband? If they never have had any women ‘behind’ then, they wouldn’t have contributed this much to the economy in the first place. Women are, in short, doing unpaid labour. And it is not mostly labour of love, but of slavery, sorry to say. They are slaves to their own low self-esteems. 
But I wouldn’t say the same for the females today. I think they are actually more arrogant than men in some aspects. My belief is that, if the man is a really good person, then doing all the household work for him, cooking for him, cleaning for him, would become a labour of love. But if the man is arrogant, egoistic, and conceited, then I say dish the labour and be more selfish! However, today the females are dishing their labour even when the man is really good.
And would it kill the guys to learn some cooking? I think the age of shared house-keeping is here as both the spouses are going to work… I am sick and tired of hearing and watching people constantly bickering about this.