August 17, 2006

Revolutionary Blog

I came across this path breaking blog - http://www.livingsmile.blogspot.com, written by living smile vidya. Living smile vidya is a Thiru Nangai (tamil..till now, I didnt know such a word existed) , generally referred to as Ali/Aravaani. Vidya blogs abt her experiences in trying to lead a normal life. Right now, she is with an NGO in Madurai. Earlier she had been in pune, begging in the trains .. then turned to selling goods in the trains..and now works in IASC in madurai.

Earlier Thenkudu had conducted a contest on the topic death. Vidya had bagged the second prize; the poem is very touching. She pours out the humiliation they face in the society and finally ends with the line

Maranam mattum thaana Maranam (Is death alone death?)..It really moved me.

I salute the power of Blog, a medium that has crossed the boundaries of TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, etc.,No where else, this highly victimized community could dream to open their mouth (leave alone..raising their voice)

7 comments:

nalliyakkodan said...

Dear Suganthi,
Your jottings make a nice reading.Please guide me how to write on thamizh blogs.Thank u

Mukund said...

The post by Living Smile was really moving. I sometimes do feel irritated when I see some of them begging by force and embarassing passengers in trains. It is great to see such transformation. Hope that Living Smile makes it big in the blogging community and also in life.

sugan said...

Nalliyakkodan: Danks..But Right now..I'm not into Thamizh blogs.

Mukund: Right..Living Smile deserves greater recognition n happiness

S. அருள் குமார் said...

related link :)

திருநங்கைகள்

Anonymous said...

hi!

you can basically write in tamil using the quillpad tool.
http://quillpad.in/tamil
try this out, it will convert the script automatically to tamil script

Anonymous said...

Hi, I saw Vidhya in Ippadikku Rose program and amazed about the talented transgender's skill & knowledge. She came out very well with strong points though being hurt within. Talents shouldn't be ignored from such people need to be consider for upliftment. Rose and Vidhya are certainly examples of another dimension to cases like 'Sex no bar', 'Religion no bar' 'Caste no bar' and now let us shout from the top of the roof 'Transgender no bar' - Chandra

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