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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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I forgot to give a fresh link on three different occasions!
But the golden rule remains the same.
One link at a time and too many nor all at once!

East Meets West
A blog of 2008 parallel proverbs in English and Tamil with individual illustration for each of the proverbs.

Human beings may look different! The color of their skin may differ. The color of their eyes and hair may vary. Their features may be as varied as is theoretically possible. They may dress differently and speak different languages.

But despite all these differences, the human mind works exactly in the same way - whatever be the nationality, language, customs, traditions, religion and beliefs of the individuals.

So it is small wonder that we find the same ideas being conveyed through the proverbs in different languages.

Here is a comparative study of the parallel proverbs in Tamil and English.

Visalakshi Ramani

Visalakshi Ramani

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Hollywood stars (all those who belong to other various woods as well) 'go under the knife' to regain their beauty and get a new look.

My saris are 'going through the scissors' to get a new look and become more user friendly.

I am now working on the tenth sari! (Whew)

I feel like the runner nearing the finishing line - ready to stop, to stoop and start taking deep breaths.

But....not so fast dear me!

There are umpteen other smaller alterations and repairs too!

My deadline is set for 17th March. After that we may start getting visitors and visits! And then the cleaning and safe keeping!!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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pudhup aNakkaran can do whatever he fancies.
Suddenly the wife would appear older, uglier and lack lustre.
May be he wants to marry a young pretty vivacious girl.
But why would such a girl marry a dumbo-gumbo except for his wealth? He has nothing else which is of any use for her!
What will stop her from getting hold of all his money by any means fair or foul, with or without the help of accomplices???

Visalakshi Ramani

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It was once asked by a famous person
If all the senches are sweet and shy whence do we get the quarrelsome wifes?
A very good question but the answer lies in her husband.
It is her long association with an insane insaan!!! :(

Visalakshi Ramani

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A Trophy Wife!

ஒரு குட்டிக் கதை!

அவள் அழகைக் காட்டினாள்!
அவன் பல்லைக் காட்டினான்!
அவள் உடலைக் காட்டினாள் !
அவன் காமத்தைக் காட்டினா!ன்
அவள் கைவரிசையைக் காட்டினாள்!
He is care of highway now!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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As always the most dangerous things will also be the most beautiful ones!
Superman and superwoman are welcome but super drug resistant diseases???


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Visalakshi Ramani

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"Man is a rational animal."

"Man is a thinking animal."

"Man is a social animal."

Two more sentences of this type and we will start pondering
and wondering whether we are human or animals.

We are HUMANS when we think before we act.
We are ANIMALS when we just act without any thought.

Let us think and learn to live like the human beings we were designed to be.

"Practice makes perfect."

We may initially GET LOST in thoughts since it might be an unexplored territory but once it is chartered, the process becomes easier.

I am.... because I think...not because I just exist!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Oh boy! Am I happy I do indeed have some more episodes with # numbers. They will follow this post until they too get exhausted!

# 370. வேலைக்காரி VS வீட்டுக்காரி.

வருவதற்குள் சுடச் சுடக் காபி கிடைக்கும்.
"நீங்க! வாங்க!" என்று மரியாதை கிடைக்கும்!

வாரத்துக்கு இரண்டு அல்லது மூன்று நாள்
சம்பளத்துடன் கேட்காமலேயே லீவு கிடைக்கும்.

ஒரு சின்ன வேலை செய்தாலும் எக்ஸ்ட்ரா டிப் கிடைக்கும். வழிமேல் விழி வைத்துக் காத்திருப்பார்கள் வரவுக்கு!

"Anything you do is o.k. with me!" untold fact.

இனியும் என்ன வேண்டும் ஒரு வேலைக்காரிக்கு.
ஒரு வீட்டுக்காரியின் பாட்டை அறியவேண்டுமா?

அப்படியே எல்லாவற்றையும் எதிர்மறை ஆக்குங்கள்!!! :(

Visalakshi Ramani

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# 371. காந்தாரி.

காந்தாரி நல்ல பதிவிரதை தான் ஐயமில்லை.

தன் கணவன் காணாத காட்சிகளைத் தானும் காண விரும்பாமல் காலம் எல்லாம் துணியால் கண்களைக்
கட்டிக் கொண்டு இருந்திருக்கிறாள்.

ஆனால் இன்னொரு கோணத்தில் சிந்தித்தால் அவள் அறிவாளியும் கூட.

"என் கண்களாக இருந்து கொண்டு நீ காண்பதை எல்லாம் எனக்குச் சொல்லு!" என்று கணவன் கேட்டிருந்தால் அவள் கதி....???

வாழ்நாள் முழுக்க ரன்னிங் கமெண்டரி கொடுப்பதிலேயே கழிந்திருக்கும். :(

சஞ்சயன் பாடு தேவலை.

பாரதப் போர் நடந்த பதினெட்டு நாட்களுக்கு மட்டுமே ரன்னிங் கமெண்டரி செய்தார்.

இதையே extrapolate செய்தால்....

காது கேட்காதவரின் மனைவி
காதை plug செய்து கொள்ள வேண்டும்!

அவர் கத்துவதையும் கேட்க வேண்டாம்.
தான் கத்த வேண்டி இருப்பதையும் தான்!

வீட்டில் உள்ள பிற gadgets அலறுவதையும் கேட்க வேண்டாம். :

மூக்கு, நாக்கு, தொண்டைகளில் அவ்வளவு பிரச்சனைகள் வருவதிலையோ பிழைத்தோமோ!

Visalakshi Ramani

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I bet most of us have read or heard this popular Arabic Quote!

Arabian > Quotes > Quotable Quote

“He who knows not,
and knows not that he knows not,
is a fool; shun him.

He who knows not,
and knows that he knows not,
is a student; Teach him.

He who knows,
and knows not that he knows,
is asleep; Wake him.

He who knows,
and knows that he knows,
is Wise; Follow him.”

― Arabian

Visalakshi Ramani

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The behaviour of the first category “He who knows not,
and knows not that he knows not," gives rise to an interesting pattern of behaviour!

It is named as Dunning Kruger Effect.

In layman's term it talks about a person 'who is too dumb to realize that he is too dumb!'


In the field of psychology, the DunningKruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their ...

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Visalakshi Ramani

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The effect of Dunning Kruger Effect is seen everyday when

130 (a). ஆழம் தெரியாமல் காலை விடாதே!
130 (b). Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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Once in a year KArthigai and Sashti fall on the same day.
It happened yesterday.
BAla Murugan in our colony temple looked ravishing in the silver kavacham and many colorful garlands.
When I get to see the real bAla krishnans and bAla murugans I do not get to see the ones in the temple.
So I try to make the most of wherever I am. After all bAla anything / bAla anyone is an amsam of the naughty Krishna and mischievous Murugan right?

Visalakshi Ramani

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There are 27 stars, thirty days in a lunar month and 365 or 366 days in a year. How does the Full moon always happen on KArthigai Kruthigai, Pangini Uththiram etc?

Visalakshi Ramani

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The mission of stitching new dresses from Saris ( Sari-churis) has been successfully accomplished! I bet the regular application of the oil boiled with marik kozhunthu has really helped my knees and ankles to meet this challenge!

Visalakshi Ramani

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மிதப்பும் மதிப்பும்

கண்டு கொண்டேன் ஒரு ரகசியத்தை
விண்ட பின் அது ரகசியம் அல்ல!
அனைவரும் அறிந்த கொண்ட பின்
ஆகிவிடும் அதன் பெயர் பரசியம்

கொண்டவன் தான் மணந்து கொண்ட
பெண்டாட்டியைக் கொண்டாடினால்...
கண்டவர் அனைவரும் கொண்டாடுவர்-
பெண் எத்தகையவளாக இருந்தாலும்!

கண்ணனுக்கு கண்ணாக வேண்டியவளை
மண்ணில் போட்டு மண்டு அவன் மிதித்தால்...
கொண்டவனே மிதிக்கின்றான் என்று அவளை
மண்ணில் கண்டவர் எல்லோரும் மிதிப்பர்!

மதியுங்கள் மனைவியை உமது மதிமந்திரியை!
மிதியாதீர் உம்மையே உலகமென நம்பியவளை!
மிதித்தால் உலகம் மிதிக்கும் அவளுடன் கூட
மதிப்பை இழந்து நிற்கும் உங்களையும் சேர்த்து!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Einstein had stated the equation on Ego long ago which agrees perfectly with the rather recent ( 2 decades old) Dunning Kruger Effect!

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Dunning Kruger effect states the same fact in a graph . The only difference is that instead of the words Ego and Knowledge used by Einstein Dunning Kruger effect uses the words Confidence and Competence .

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