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Dont come near her - its not right time - Paripatal 16

This is excerpt from poem on Vaiyai (Vaigai) from Paripatal.  This poem surely has adult content, so if you choose to skip, please do.  Thalaivan comes to see his lady love (the colophon says it is a courtesan and not the heroine) , her friends try to fool him and turn him away. 312 more words

Tamil Literature

Puranaanooru - 123

It’s easy for anyone to gift a chariot
if he drinks early and stays tipsy through the day;
gilded chariots gifted by sober Malayan
of lasting fame are innumerable… 143 more words


Kurunthokai - 113

Her friend says:

Near our hamlet is a pond;
not too far from the pond is a rivulet;
other than white stork in search of prey… 220 more words


Maduraik Kanchi - 590-599

On the auspicious day of Onam,
birthday of golden garland wearing *Maayon,
who destroyed groups of Asuras,
in the hamlets of warriors
scarred with sword marks on their faces… 234 more words


This Week’s Essential Releases: Saharan Guitar, Somber Electronics, and Nerd Rap

Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed. 1,485 more words

Featured Music

Nattrinai - 110

Grey haired governesses
carrying golden bowls
of sweet milk mixed with honey
ordered “Eat!” and threatened
to hit her with flowering twigs.
Refusing to eat, she tired them… 328 more words


#ActiveBangalore with RJ Priyanka - Illustrator Bakula Nayak Speaks of Her Love Affair with #Sangam #Poetry

Bakula Nayak’s voice has an impish lilt to it. When she is performing – reciting poetry and presenting her art – it is difficult to demarcate when her recitation has stopped and her explanations have begun. 245 more words