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.
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.
- 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. ;)
- I have a new Tamil-friend who is a poet. I loved both the poems he recited.
- Have been thinking about writing this since long ago. Didn't know how to..! :(
- 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.