அப்பருநெறிகளைக் கண்டடைவதே ஒரு சுகமல்லவா? ஒரு பொருளல்லவா? பாடல்போல தேடல்கூட ஒரு சுகமே!

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Again, his way of dealing with the intangibles is not something that satisfies me.

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பொள்ளை means a hole or a split. There seems to be a Naalayira Divya Prabandham Paasuram by Nammazhwar that uses this word.

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I was hoping to finish the series this month, but it's impossible. Let me see if I can finish at least one more in February. On to Theeyin Edai with full speed.

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The song sounded like a lament that Kunthi was singing for her son that she could never claim in public. I was simply looping it over the past few days, and the perfect ending to it was reading the last chapter of Irutkani as Duryodhanan watches over as Karnan is being cremated. As JeMo says, "ஒருபோதும் சொல்லி முடியாது இக்கதை".
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Absolutely loved the lyrics by Mari Selvaraj. One thing that I noticed was how people were editing pictures of Dr. Ambedkar, Periyar and Rohit Vemula and many others in the song and how the lyrics fit perfectly. I was reminded of these lines in this book by JeMo, and was astounded by the absolutely keen and nuanced observation.
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never receive, and so is Karnan. Loved how the random character calls Karnan pushing/ kicking Kunthi away as a baby as his first gift/ act of charity. JeMo amazingly develops the character through the lens of someone who is never able to renege upon his promise of giving. Not even coincidental, It's strange really, that this song was released just a few days back. I was thinking to myself as Ullathil Nalla Ullam was already used up, but this absolutely powerful song fits this book far more.

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So, I finish Irutkani - Venmurasu 21. I could read it only with a relatively long gap in between. Picking up where I left was easy in terms of plot elements, but took a short while for me to get back into the mood of the book, and getting into the chaos and hopelessness of Kurukshetra. The book primarily focuses on the life, the evolution and the eventual death of Karnan. This was talked about even in Veyyon I think, but loved the way he is metaphorised as the sun. The sun can only give, it can

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