குடியரசுதினக் கவிதை - Kavidhai on Republic Day - A tribute to our freedom fighters
This kavidhai was written and presented to the residents of Victoria Gardens during the 2022 Republic Day celebrations. I have tried to pay my humble tribute to our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to bring freedom to our beautiful country.
எனக்குள் ஏற்பட்ட குற்ற உணர்ச்சி - I am feeling very guilty
I am feeling very guilty because I overheard a few people talking. I have kept the names of the individuals confidential but have revealed the content which I happen to hear.
ஆழ்கடலில் ஓர் அரிய புதையல்
ஆழ்கடலில் மூழ்கி சங்கு எடுக்கும் நம் மீனவர்களுக்கு இந்த கவிதை ஒரு ஆத்மார்த்தமான சமர்ப்பணம். அற்புதமான காட்சிகள் நிறைந்த இந்த காணொளியை கண்டு களியுங்கள்.
This kavidhai is an earnest tribute to our fishermen who dive deep into the sea braving so many hurdles and collect conch shells which has varieties of values.
Amazing but TRUE: அதிசயம் ஆனால் உண்மை
This kavidhai has been long overdue from me. I have been living with this truth for so many years now. Hope you would like it as much as I did writing and presenting to you. No synopsis is given for this because it will spoil your experience in watching this Audio Visual.
Spectacle vs Face mask: மூக்கு கண்ணாடியும் முக கவசமும்:
This Kavidhai was inspired by the fact that I used to be so annoyed wearing both the glasses and the face mask at the same time for many unpleasant reasons. Firstly, face mask are so frustrating not just for their physical effect and suffocation it creates on an individual but for the mental agony it inflicts on a person.
I always feel that why should we all be deprived from a healthy and normal living and sometimes even ponder as to how did we lead our lives pre-covid. Worst of all the effects a mask creates on a person wearing a glass is the so called FOG EFFECT. It is indeed so infuriating when you can’t even see anything. More such allegations from the spectacles….listen and see it through.
This kavidhai is an expression of anger and frustration by a bewildered spectacle. I enjoyed writing and producing the audio visual and hope you all like it.
1st Anniversary of my mother: நினைவு தினம்: I have written a kavidhai (poem) and presented in an audio visual format in commemoration of my mothers 1st year anniversary. In this I have expressed my heartfelt emotions in a near colloquial Tamil.
Dedication for my mother: This poetry is a dedication for my mother on her 80th birthday. I presented this long kavidhai (poetry) during a surprise party hosted for her. Here I have expressed my feelings from my childhood till her 80th birthday and the long and wonderful travel I had with her. I have infact encompassed her entire association with me in this narrative which won a lot of hearts.
Thaayin Niraivera Kanavu: Means unfulfilled dream of my mother. Yes, this kavidhai (poetry) was written and compiled by me just after my mothers death. She always keep talking to me about her final wishes and in this narration, I have revealed that one dream which was unfulfilled when she passed away. This poem also gives a complete visualization of the incidents which happened on her last day in this world.
Oru Velai Soru: Means "One meal atleast for a day". An incident which simply grabbed my attention while I was on a shopping visit to one of the busiest places in Chennai, India. It was the glimpse of a poor girl who was cared for lunch by her drunkard father on the pavement. This incident made me stop there for a while and gaze at the two to understand their unique relationship and gestures.
50th Birthday Poetry: I wrote this tamil kavidhai for my cousin sister Usha, who was turning 50 years. Again this Audio visual of the poetry was my surprise gift to her. She enjoyed it very much as did the others.
Kavidhai dedication for my grandmother: Yes, she is called as KOPA which stands for KOdambakkam PAati. I owe all my upbringing and discipline to this lady who was the pillar of support for our family when my father died at a young age. This was again presented in front of all my family members during a gathering.
Nadaipaathai Biriyani: Means "Footpath Biriyani". This was another incident which shocked me badly. While taking a walk from my workplace down a busy road, I saw an incident in the footpath which has been narrated in this poem. A very heart wrenching scene expressed in few tamil words to the best of my ability.
Naan Kanda Deepavali: Means "The Deepavali which I witnessed". I was living in a rented house which was next to a slum area. During the festive season Deepavali, there was much fanfare whole of India. What I witnessed that particular day made me to come up with this tamil poem which is of some social significance.