1 June 2008

Energy... Raw Energy...

Perhaps for the first time here, I don't know how to explain my feelings/thoughts. What I want to write is about Tamil and Tamilians. I don't know many Tamilians nor do I have expertise in Tamil. But I can very well say that they have lot of raw energy. Their emotions are neither smooth nor modulated as that of malayali's (or anyone's for that matter). Their emotions go really high - both good and bad emotions. When they love, they just love without thinking. When they hate, they simply hate to the core - without forgiving. tamilthatthuvamwl0

How do I explain raw energy better than this? I just don't know. The example which I could give will be a negative one. If you compare the way people play/enjoy in the beaches of Kerala and TamilNadu, you'd find that the Tamil children's games are of a little extreme nature compared to Kerala kids'. This is the first thing which I noticed in Chennai beaches. It's like, they go to the extremes of everything.

Well, I could be giving a message like Tamilians are bad. NO NO NO - I love the way they are. I just love they way they are. One best example I love would be Friendship - just raw friendship - without thinking anything but the love for your friend. This could be rare in many places on earth, not in TN. There are no boundaries to feelings.

All the same, mallu's are totally different. They mostly make sure of being on the safe side of everything. Or rather not being in extremes of anything. Be mediocre - in everything. Sorry guys, I am doing a bad job here. Not doing enough justice to what I think.

Why would Tamilians be different? I don't have any clue. But the only comparable thing is their own language. It's beautiful. I haven't read even a single paragraph of Tamil literature. My only source of Tamil are films and songs. But I'd say that they themselves are enough to show the beauty of the language. Emotions can be portrayed easily; very easily. I shouldn't write more about this. You readers could just go and listen to the songs from (say Youtube/Raaga/MIO etc).

I have always loved them and their language. Now, I too am going to extremes ;) . This post is dedicated to the one who acted as cupid.

Signing off, Sands.


  1. I feel bad that I did a bad job with this entry. Now, mallu's might come arguing. No dudes, I love the way we are too. And I think, our way is the practical and intelligent way. ;)
  2. I have a new Tamil-friend who is a poet. I loved both the poems he recited.
  3. Have been thinking about writing this since long ago. Didn't know how to..! :(
  4. Watch some Tamil movies (Genre: especially Romance, Revenge) and tell me your opinion. Listen to Tamil songs of any genre and tell me about them too.



nirvana said...

Yup..... I do agree to that. This is also something, very similar to Arabs. They too love with extreme devotion and hate too with same intensity. Iruvar is one of the immediate examples, I can remember.


Anonymous said...

I don't quite agree with your observations about Malayalis, but I definitely agree with you about the beauty of Tamil.

I can't read or write a single word in Tamil, I've only seen movies and heard songs. I find Tamil to be musical and lyrical. Sometimes, even though I don't understand the exact meaning, I perfectly understand what is being said...the emotions are so raw..and the very sound of the words is enough..

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...


Thanks.. (I haven't watched Iruvar ;) )

I was atleast half correct. :)

A Liberated Soul said...

I know exactly what u have expressed here. I am one person like u who loves Tamil language. I have loved tamil songs & movies since childhood. I still wish to learn to speak this language.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...

@The Liberated Soul...

Thanks for stopping by. :)

ഗീതാഗീതികള്‍ said...

The Tamilians are an innocent lot. What they feel at their hearts they express withour any inhibitions. Their blind worship of the silver screen personalities itself is a proof of their innocent nature. A temple with the deity as the actress Khusbu! Think of that.
Malayalis are more assuming, calculating and scheming. I too am a Malayali. What you said is right - Malayalis are more practical, always trying to be on the safe side.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...


Thanks for the visit. :)
Glad that you came here too ... :)
Also thanks for understanding! :)


Anonymous said...

Seems like this is more from observation from a distance than from actual experience:-)

Unless you are watching some 80's films aimed at the masses. And I find that the games of children in most cities a bit more violent(exposure to such elements?) than otherwise.

On the other hand, if communism and high literacy did one good thing for Kerala, it was that most of its population(till couple of decades) belonged to a relatively similar income/wealth distribution. It made the population more aware and able to seek and leave Kerala for better lands(wealth). In Tamilnadu, literacy and wealth are both in the extreme ends.

On the other hand, Kerala's(post independence geographical distribution) natural beauty is amazing, and too bad that it is fast diminishing to real estate and tourist exploits. Unlike Andhra and Tamilnadu, which maybe the people or colonial interests(?) destroyed, or were just not naturally endowed with such greenery.