Tamil world, Tamilian esteem, Tamilian values… a language has become the campaigning slogan for many ‘dravidian’ parties in this state. Sure, I like tamil for its depth and antiquity… but, I can never understand how some of the tamil ‘leaders’ think that propagating tamil would add boost to people’s esteem or value to someone’s life.
It is a well known fact that many of these ‘leaders’ openly support the LTTE movement (oh… LTTE guys are ‘freedom fighters’… not ‘terrorists’ to these leaders, BTW!) JUST because LTTE claims to be fighting for tamil speaking community in SriLanka. How they justify their reasons for such support is beyond me.
Here is something which I think as funny: Many of the tamilian leaders, without doubt, hold the ‘Thirukkural’ text in high esteem. And one of them is our own M.K, the hyped up rationalist. Did he start reading the book from back and leave out the very first verse written by Thiruvalluvar?