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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The First 'Three-parent' baby born in Ukraine

The world's first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo

Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-world-baby-born-parent-technique.html#jCp
"A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first-ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.
The boy was conceived using DNA from his mother and father but also from an egg donor in a technique called pronuclear transfer, said Valeriy Zukin, director of the Nadiya private fertility clinic in Kiev."


Kiev (AFP) - A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first-ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.
The boy was conceived using DNA from his mother and father but also from an egg donor in a technique called pronuclear transfer, said Valeriy Zukin, director of the Nadiya private fertility clinic in Kiev.

"It is the first delivery (using) pronuclear transfer all over the world," Zukin told AFP.
The clinic said in a statement that the 34-year-old mother gave birth to a healthy boy on January 5 after trying for a baby for more than 15 years and undergoing several failed rounds of IVF
This became possible after the woman's eggs were fertilised with her partner's sperm, but then their nuclei were transferred to a donor's egg which had previously been stripped of its own nucleus.

As a result of the procedure, the egg was almost entirely made up of genetic material from the couple, plus a very small amount (some 0.15 percent) of the female donor's DNA.
Zukin said he hopes the pronuclear transfer technique could help other women whose embryos stop developing at a very early stage of development during cycles of IVF.
The boy is considered to be the second "three-parent" baby after a similar baby was born in Mexico in 2016 after the use of a different technique.

Zukin said the pronuclear transfer method could be used to help women who suffer from a rare condition called embryo arrest.
Zukin estimated that annually some two million women across the world try to have a baby using IVF and around 1 percent of these suffer embryo arrest.
"So I think approximately 10-20 thousand women per year could be potential candidates for using this method," Zukin said.
Experts urged caution over using the method as a fertility treatment, however, stressing that it was intended for those at very high risk of passing on serious genetic disease.
"Caution and safety assessment is urged before widespread use of this technology," said Yacoub Khalaf, director of the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, quoted by the Science Media Centre website.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THIRUMOOLAR THE GREAT TAMIL SAINT



 
LIFE HISTORY OF THIRUMOOLAR
 
                   A Student by name Sundaran who belongs to Madurai in Tamilnadu had undergone his studies with guru Agasthiar in Pothigai Region. Agasthiar was a Siddhar, Saint and Rishi. His contributions to Tamil literature are very huge in the field of Medicine, Sithandham, Vedhantham, and Physiology. In those days Education means gurukulavasam.  That is to say that the student stayed with the Guru or teacher and the studies are not with books.  The student learnt from the guru by observing him, being obedient to him, devoted to him.  And then when the guru feels that the right time had arrived he used to give lectures and also engage the students in various discussions on philosophy and other related materials.  Most of the Vedas, Upanishads, and other religious materials were taught in this way and the students had to memorize the verses. Agasthiar had contributed hugely to Hindu philosophy. He had also authored hundreds and thousands of poems dealing with philosophy and religion. One such book is named “Agasthiar Forty Thousand” and it contains 40,000 poems! He has written several books in Tamil dealing with variety of subjects such as Medicine, Vedhantham and Sithandham. As and when Sundaran had completed his Tamil studies with guru Agasthiar he sponsored him to Nandeeswaran for further studies in Sanskrit language about Vedha Agamam. Guru Nandheeswarar preached and taught Nine Vedha Agamams which was first taught by Lord Shiva to Parvathi, then to Nandeeswaran. Lord Shiva preached in all a total of 28 Vedha Agamams. Nandeeswarar preached only Nine Vedha Agamams to his disciples. Incidentally Sundaran was studied at Mount Kailash. There were seven other disciples by name Sanagar, Sanandhanar, Sandhanar, Sarar Kumarar, Viyakramar, Padanjali, Sivayoga Mamuni.  All these disciples studied along with Sundarar making up a total of eight disciples. The names of the nine Vedha Agamams are Karanam, Kamigam, Veeram, Sindham, Vadhulam, Viyamalam, Kolotharam, Suppiram and Makudam. These Vedha Agamams enunciate the Directive Principles of Dharma, Karma, Yoga and Knowledge about the solar system, and lunar system. In addition to explaining the nature and function of the universe they give enormous insight into the human physiology.  The system of the human anatomy and its various functions are described in detail.  They also discuss the functions of the mental activities of the human being. These were the various topics that Guru Nandeeswarar taught to these eight disciples.  Our Sundaran also completed his studies with Nandeeswarar in Sanskrit language and acquired complete knowledge in Vedhantham and also acquired the eight holy powers otherwise known as Ashtamasiddhi.  These eight Siddhis are named and known as:
(1)ANIMA
(2)MAGIMA
(3)KARIMA
(4)LAGIMA
(5)PRAPTHI
(6) PARAKAMYAM
(7)VASITHUVAM
(8)ISHATHVAM.
I will explain the meaning and significance of these siddhis now.

ANIMA or MICROCOSM:
                             It is a specific property of Minuteness of the soul. A yogi concentrating meditating and fixing his attention on the quality of the soul during forced exhalation draws together his entire energy to a point which is then made to penetrate into his body so as to make them vibrate according to the will of the yogi. As and when he masters this he gains another siddhi by using which he can inter into a dead body and bring it back to life.

MAHIMA or MICROCOSM:
                             It is a special quality of the soul. By concentrating on this property of the soul, a yogi by mere inhalation of air makes his body assume a larger size and comprehends the universe in himself as was done by Lord Krishna when he assumed the ViratSarupa Viswaroopa to show Arjuna how the whole of the universe was within himself.

LAGIMA or LIGHTNESS:
                             It is the third property of the soul. By making sangama on this property of the soul. The yogi produces diminution of his specific gravity of successive Pooraka, Pramayama. By Swallowing large droughts of air he can thus make his body as light as feather so that it can float in the air or in water. The Yogi’s power of travelling thousands of miles in a moment is attributed to this siddhi.

GARIMA or GRAVITY:
                             It is the property of the soul that is of increasing the specific gravity of the body and thus making it as heavy as a Mountain by Swallowing draughts of air and compressing them to the tissues of the body.

PRAPTHI or SUCCESS:
                             It is the obtaining of desired objects and supernatural powers. The yogi when he is in samadhi acquires the powers of predicting future events, of understanding unknown languages, curing of diseases and of divining the unexpressed thoughts of others. He will enjoy all the pleasures as he wants in his place and as he pleases.

PRAKAMYA:

                   It is defined to be the property of entering in to the body of another person.  By doing this the yogi can make that person vibrate according to his (yogi’s) will.

VASITHUVAM:

                   Through this the yogi obtains the power of taming living creatures and bringing them under total control.  However the yogi is detached in his mind and does not misuse any of these powers.  The yogi is free from passion, emotion etc.  By using this power the yogi can subjugate all beings human and otherwise.

ISHTHVAM or DOMINION:
                   It is the obtaining of universal domination. Devathas even Brahma fall under the power and influence of the Yogi.  Literally the yogi obtains the powers that are attributed to Gods.
(Role.G.Vasant “The Mysterious Kundalini” p.p.74.7)
                   After the completion of his studies with Nandeeswarar at Mount Kailash Sundaran came down from Mount and proceeded to meet his Guru Agasthiyar who lives at Podhigai Region of Tamilnadu.  He had to cross  Kedharnath,  Pasupathynath, and Nepal.  He went through the banks of the river Ganges and reached Kasi (Varanasi).  On the way he passed through SriSailam, Thisukalahasthi, Thirualangadu, Kancheepuram, Thiruvadhikai, and Veeratam. After passing through Chidambaram and Kaveri river bank he reached Thiruvavaduthurai situated on the southern river bank of Kaveri. One day while he was on his way to meet his Guru Agasthiar, near Sathanur Sundaran happened to see a dead man. It was of a shepherd by name Moolan.  Death was caused by snake bite. The cows were crying near the dead body of their master Moolan. This scene deeply affected Sundaran and he decided to help the cows. Sundaran used one of his Astamashiddhi powers, namely the power Parakayapravesam. He safely kept his body inside a big tree hole and entered his soul into the Moolan the shepherd’s dead body. When the cows saw their master Moolan alive they felt very happy. By this compassionate act towards the cows he was obliged to extend his stay in the dead man’s body. By being a Sivayogi he practiced kind and compassionate deeds even on animals.  Then he led the cows to their village. As and when he entered the village the wife of shepherd Moolan came go him and invited him to go to their home. But he refused as he was not really shepherd Moolan. The soul is of the Sivayogi Sundaran. The wife of shepherd Moolan negotiated along with her villagers and requested him to come along with her to live with her but all this was only in vain.
                   The following morning he went to the place where he has kept the body safely in a big tree hole to enter into his own body and searched for his body. But to his surprise his body disappeared then the soul in the body of shepherd Moolan realized that this was an act of God the Lord Shiva. Then he understood that the intention of the Lord Shiva was to deliver Vedha Agamams in Tamil through the medium of Moolan. If the Vedha Agamams were delivered by Sivayogi in Sundaran’s body  the expressions ,words, language, and the method of delivery will be in high standard. And it will be extremely difficult for the layman to understand the meaning of Vedha Agamam. Hence it was decided by lord Shiva to deliver the Vedha Agamam through the Shepherd Moolan’s body which can only speak in colloquial Tamil which can be easily understood even by any lay man who knows only Tamil. If the Sivayogi Sundaran delivered the nine Vedha Agamams through his own body the expressions, language, and the method of delivery will be in high standard and it will be difficult to understand the meaning of Vedha Agamam by common people. Hence it was decided by lord Shiva to deliver the Vedha Agamams through the Shepherd Moolan’s body.
                   But it was stated that Thirumoolar went through a period of one year in yoga to deliver just one Thirumandhiram i.e. four lines or 16 words approximately. Moolan’s body was just an instrument to deliver the Thirumandhiram to the lay public. Thus it was that the Mouth of shepherd Moolan uttered the words of Vedha Agamam in colloquial Tamil. One Thirumandhiram for one year- thus it took three thousand years to complete the delivery of 3000 Thirumandhirams and all these uttered directly from the soul of Sivayogi Sundaran through the mouth of the shepherd Moolan. Each and every word of Thirumandhiram is alive till date in the ether. Hence it was declared in Thirumoolar history subheading 85th Thirumandhiram,   

“Nan petra inbam peruga ivvaiyagam
Wan patri nindra marai porul sollidien
Voon patri nindra vunarvuru Mandhiram
Than patra patra thalai padum thane”

Thirumoolar observed that the pleasure of acquiring Astamasiddhi as enjoyed by him was available to all in the world. There are no restrictions. The words delivered as Thirumandhiram by Thirumoolar is available in the Ether(Akasam) till date. The meaning and its significance will automatically reach the mind of the person who practices Thirumandhiram. Thus realization is feasible and available to everyone in the world. Thus the Thirumandhiram was offered to all mankind so that all human being could lead a very happy and holy life and also acquire all pleasures of life and even attain self-realization.

Limitless Possibilities for the Human Being:
                             It is quite possible for a human being to live in this world for three thousand years. Let us consider a simple calculation. The human body functions by means of current (Electricity), Heat, light, and energy. That is called as Pranan. The Lungs are functioning and respiration takes place making the heart function. So the blood circulates to every part of the body. All the organs are functioning by means of Pranan (Electricity). For example
 The human being is living because his
  Lungs are functioning:
  Heart is functioning:
  Eyes are watching\seeing:
  Ears are listening:
  Thought functioning:
   Walking:
    Eating:
    Digesting:
   Excretory function: and etc. For all functions current (Pranan) consumption is absolutely necessary for a normal man. Consumption of current (Pranan) may be taken as 100 units per day.

For a Yogi in Samadhi Consumption of current (Pranan) is comparatively very very low to an extent of not even a single unit per day since the bodily functions are kept to the very minimum while in a state of Samadhi.

Whereas a normal man lives for 60 years a Yogi can live ten times over which equals six thousand years!  So it is possible to live in the earth for thousands of years by means of maintaining the Samadhi state of mind.


ONRU AVAN THANE IRANDU AVAN INNARUL
NINRANAN MOONDRINULJ NAANGU UNARNDHANAN
AINDHU VENDRANAN AARU VIRINDHANAN
EZHU PAR SENDRANAN THAN IRUNDHU

He was essentially one and only one.  But he had a duality as he was with his grace. His blessings manifested in three dimensions, namely Athma (Pranan), Body, and Mind.
Realization of the mind was felt in four states, namely consciousness, dream, deep sleep, and super consciousness.  He was also seen as one who has won over five instincts  five senses and at the same time he was able to extend to the borders of seven worlds and realizing the earth, water, fire, air, space. The secret is that the sun, moon, pranan (Athma) and all the eight are manifest in the body itself. Thus we can define the body and the universe within the numbers one to eight.

Where is Athma?
The human body has 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, and 1 mouth feeling throughout the body.
Eyes are the seeing machine. Through the eyes one can be looking into the Athma. Ears are the hearing machines through the ears one can hear the Athma.  Lungs are functioning and air coming into the body and going out from the body. How are the lungs functioning? By means of current (Pranan). Tasting takes place by means of tongue and it is Athma which tastes.  Whole body is having the sense of feeling. Who realizes the feeling?  Once again it is the Athma(Pranan). To whom does the name of the person belongs.  It belongs to the Athma. When I call you by your name who exactly responds? Until Pranan is within your self all the functions take place. So the Pranan is current. If the Pranan leaves the body then there are no functions. The name of the person will be deleted and called as dead body. Every human being is connected with the air by means of respiration. If the body’s connection with air is disconnected then he is dead so pranan is my self. All functions take place in the body by means of pranan which is current that activates.

Even the total universe is functioning by means of Pranan. Sun also is activated by pranan.  The pranan (current) is the main reason why the whole universe functions. The planet, revolve by means of pranan, the gravity of earth and other planets are all due to pranan only. Hence pranan is Brahmam.

BRAHMAM:

Akasam (Space) provides place for every matters in the universe. The in and out of everything is filled with Akasam (Space). Brahmam cannot and will not act independently. Every thing acts in Akasam(space). By eliminating Akasam and pranan rest could be classified as earth, water, fire, air. Even in these matters pranan is the  cause of action. It is so even in the case of animals and plants. The pranan alone is functioning. So the total function is due the presence of Pranan (current).

Three Generations Interesting Chart:



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Henry & June Movie (Anais Nin’s Diary)

Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman, and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on Anaïs Nin's French book of the same name, and tells the story of Nin's relationship with Henry Miller and his wife, June.
The film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 63rd Academy Awards. It is one of three Oscar-nominated films to be released with an NC-17 rating, the other films are Wild at Heart (1990) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).
Paris, France in 1931. Anaïs Nin is in a stable relationship with her husband Hugo, but longs for more out of life. When Nin first meets Henry Miller, he is working on his first novel. Nin is drawn to Miller and his wife June, as well as their bohemian lifestyle. Nin becomes involved in the couple's tormented relationship, having an affair with Miller and also pursuing June. Ultimately, Nin helps Miller to publish his novel, Tropic of Cancer, but catalyzes the Millers' separation, while she returns to Hugo.

இந்தக் கவிதை, பிலிப் காஃப்மனின் “ஹென்றி அன்ட் ஜூன் ” (Henry and June ) என்னும் திரைப்படத்தை அடிப்படையாக வைத்து எழுதப்பட்டது.
இருபதாம் நூற்றாண்டில் பிரபலமான இலக்கிய ஆளுமைகள் இருவரின் இளம் பிராயத்து வாழ்க்கையைச் சித்தரிக்கும் படம் இது. இளம் பெண் படைப்பாளியுமான அனைஸ் நின் 1931இல் பாரிஸில் அமெரிக்க எழுத்தாளர் ஹென்றி மில்லரைச் சந்தித்தப் பின், சுய தேடலுக்கான பயணத்தை மேற்கொண்ட அவர், தனது அனுபவங்கள் அனைத்தையும் டயரிகளில் எழுதுகிறார்! அனைஸின் டயரிகளில் மறைக்கப்பட்ட பகுதிகளை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டது “ஹென்றி அன்ட் ஜூ” படம்.
தனது டயரிகளின் மூலம் பிரபலமான அனைஸ், பல நாவல்களையும், சர்ரியலிஸப் பாணியிலான ஒரு வசன கவிதையையும் எழுதியுள்ளார்.
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நிர்வாண உடலில் பூசப்பட்ட
ஓவியங்களுக்கு உள்ளேயும்
சுயநிறமிழக்காத முலைகளைப்
பார்த்துக்கொண்டே வருகிறாள் அனைஸ்
எனக்குத் தெரியும்
கனிந்த ராஸ்பெர்ரி பழங்களை விடவும்
இனிமை மிக்கதொரு
அழகியின் முலைகளை ருசித்தவள் இவளென

இரகசியங்கள் ஏதும் மறைக்கப்படாத
நாட்குறிப்பேட்டின் பக்கத்தில்
அவளைப் பற்றி அனைஸ்
இப்படி எழுதி வைத்திருக்கிறாள்

“எனக்குள் தீராத ஒரு கொடுங்கனவு இருந்தது
அப்போதுதான் June
திடீரென இந்நகரத்திற்குத் திரும்பியிருந்தாள்
நாங்கள் தாழிடப்பட்ட ஒரு அறையில் தனித்திருந்தோம்
அப்போது
ஆடைகளை ஒவ்வொன்றாகக் களையத் துவங்கினேன்
அவளது ஆடைகளைக் களையச் சொல்லிக் கெஞ்சினேன்
அவள் இரு கால்களுக்கிடையே
அணைக்கயியலாது கனலும் நெருப்பினைக்
காணவேண்டுமெனச் சொன்னேன்”

கையில் சிரெட்டுடன் படுத்திருந்தாள் ஜூன்
எல்லாப் பருவகாலத்துக் குளிரும் திரண்ட கோளமென கண்கள் அவ்வறையில் நடப்பட்டிருக்க
ஒரு ஆணின் முதுகென
சிகரெட்டில் கனல் இறங்கியபின்
வெளிப்பட்ட புகையின் சுருள் வளையங்களுக்குள்
அனைஸின் முலைகள் பூக்களெனச் சிக்கின
June தன்னிரு குடைக்காளான்களால்
அப்பூக்களை நசுங்கச் செய்தாள்

இதைப்பற்றித் தன் நாட்குறிப்பேட்டில்
“June என்மேல் அசைகையில்
என் உடல் முழுவதையும்
ஆண்குறி தழுவுவதுபோல் உணர்ந்தேன்”
என எழுதினாள் அனைஸ்

புணர்தலுக்குப்பின் பிரிக்கயியலாப் பட்டாம்பூச்சிகளென
இரு ஜோடி உதடுகள் கூடிக் கிடந்ததை
மறக்கவே முடியவில்லை என்னால்

இப்போது ட்ரம்பெட்டின் இசையைக் கேட்கிறேன்
சிறு தொலைவில்
ஹென்றி பெருங்கனவுடன் வருகிறான்
இசையை விடவும் இசைக்கின்ற கலைஞர்கள் அற்புதமென
உடலொரு திசையில் நடக்க
உதிர்ந்த நாவல் பழங்களென அனைஸின் கண்கள் அந்நகரத்துச் சாலையைக்
குறுக்கும் நெடுக்குமாய் ஓடிக்கடக்கின்றன

ஆடையணியவிரும்பாத வெளிச்சமென சிலர்
நிர்வாணமாய் அலையும்
உணவு விடுதிக்குள்ளே
நிரம்பிய மதுக்கிண்ணமென அவள் நுழைகையில்
ரிச்சர்டு இவ்வாறு கூறத் துவங்கினான்

“அவன் என்னிடமிருந்தும் hugoவிடமிருந்தும்
உன்னைத் திருடிக்கொண்டான்
எனது முக்கியமான சில சிந்தனைகளை எடுத்து தனது நாவலில் பதிவு செய்துவிட்டான்
என்னை உன் காதலன் என்றும்
உன் கணவனுக்கு மிகச்சிறந்த நண்பனென்றும் நினைத்துக்கொண்டிருந்தேன்
anais
அவன் கடுமையாகச் சித்ரவதை செய்யக்கூடியவன்
புரூக்லைனிலிருந்து வந்த காட்டுமிராண்டி
என்னைக் கொலை செய்ய முயற்சிக்கிறான்
வெளியே நண்பனாக நடித்துக்கொண்டு
ஆத்மார்த்தமான நண்பர்களைக்கூட
தன் படைப்புக்கான
கச்சாப் பொருளாகப் பயன்படுத்துகிறான்
இன்னும் ஒன்றை நான் சொல்ல விரும்புகிறேன்
எனது வீட்டுக்குள்
இனி புணர்ச்சியில் ஈடுபடக் கூடாது”

ரிச்சர்டு அவ்விடம் விட்டுப் போன பின்
அனைஸின் விருப்பம்
ஹென்றியை விடுதியின் அறைக்குள் அழைக்கிறது

இருண்ட நினைவுகளை வெட்டியெறியப்பட்ட
படச்சுருளெனக் காயும் கம்பளிக்குள்ளே
வெண்ணிற களிமண் தோட்டமெனச்
சரிந்து கிடக்கும் அவள் தேகத்தில்
பறிக்கச் சொல்லி நீட்டிய
ரோஜா மொட்டுக்களை அவன் சுவைக்கிறான்
பின் இருள்விலகாத் தீவின் ஒருவழிப் பாதையில்
அவன் நீரூற்று பாய்ந்து அடங்குகிறது

அக்கணம் ஓயாத trumpetன் ஓசையை அவ்வறையின்
குளிரூட்டப்பட்ட ஜன்னல் மழைத்துளிபோல் நீட்ட
கதகதப்பான நிர்வாணத்துடன் ஓடிச்சென்று
கதவு திறக்கிறாள்.

எண்ணற்ற இசைக் கருவிகளின் ஆரவாரத்துடன்
அடங்காத காட்டினின்று புறப்பட்ட வெட்டுக்கிளிகளென
அந்நகர வீதியை
நிர்வாணத்தால் வீழ்த்தியிருந்தார்கள்

திராட்சைப் பழத்தின் மேல்தோல் கிழித்துப் போர்த்தி
அனைஸ் அவ்வழியே நடக்கத் துவங்குகிறாள்

கழுகின் முகமேந்திய நீல உடலொன்று
அவளைப் பின்தொடர்கிறது

புத்தாடை அணிந்த சிறுமியின் கர்வத்துடன்
ஓவியங்களை உடுத்திய மனிதர்கள்
ஏதேன் தோட்டத்து ஆதிக் குகையைத்
தன் நடனத்தில் வரைந்து காட்டி அலைகையில்

முலைகளையே உன்னதமான ஆடையெனக் கருதும்
ஒரு பெண்ணைக் கடக்கிறாள் anais

அப்போதும் நீலவுடல் அவளைப் பின்தொடர்கிறது
தண்ணீரின்மேல் மரக்கட்டைகளை அடுக்கி
இசைக்கும் ஒருவனை
அயராமல் அவள் பார்த்துக்கொண்டிருக்கையில்
தொடர்ந்து வந்த கழுகு முகத்தின் உடல் அவளை
ஒரு நொடியில் வீழ்த்திப் புணர்கிறது

அவள் இனிமையின் விளிம்பில் கண்களைத் தாழ்த்தும்போது
I love you pussy willo என்கிறது அக்கழுகு
முகத்திலறைந்த அவ்வார்த்தையில்தான்
தன்னைப் புணர்வது கணவனென உணர்கிறாள் அனைஸ்

அன்றிரவு அவள் எழுதிய நாட்குறிப்பேட்டில்
“ஹென்றிக்கு எதிரான உணர்வுகளுடன்
முழுமையாகக் கணவனுக்கு என்னைக் கொடுத்தேன்
அந்த அனுபவம் உடல்ரீதியான பேரின்பம்
ஹென்றிக்கு நான் இழைத்த முதல் துரோகம்
இருப்புக் கொள்ளாமல் இருக்குமளவுக்கு
நான் மாறியிருக்கிறேன்
ஏற்பட்டிருக்கும் உற்சாகத்திலும் சாகச உணர்விலும்
இனி முற்றிலும் உண்மையானவளாக இருக்க வேண்டும்
அதே சமயத்தில்
ரகசியமாக வேறொரு மனிதனைச் சந்திக்கவும் விரும்புகிறேன்
பாலுணர்வைத் தூண்டக்கூடிய
அநேகக் கற்பனைச் சித்திரங்கள்
என்னிடம் இருக்கின்றன
எனக்கு அவ்வின்பம் தேவையாகவும்
இருக்கிறது.”

Poetryplay written by - Thenmozhi Das in Tamil
Screenplay Written by - Philip Kaufman in English
Annis written Dairy - in French

■ Thenmozhi Das 1st Experimental Poetry
Written on ..... 01.08.2005
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2005 ல் இணை இயக்குநராக பணியாற்றிய காலம் மனதில் திரைக்கதையை விடவும் இனிமை மிக்க கவிதையை / திரைக்கதையை விட காட்சிபூர்வமாய் ஏன் இயற்றக்கூடாது என்ற எண்ணம் எனக்குள் வந்தது . எத்தகைய உலகத்தரமான சினிமாவையும் ஒரு கவிதை எளிமையாய் கைக்கொள்ளவும் கடக்கவும் மீறவும் முடியுமா எனப் பரிசோதிக்கத் தோன்றியது .... எனது வாழ்வு இயக்குநராவது அல்ல . கவிதையே எனது வாழ்வு. இதில் நான் என்ன வித்தியாசம் செய்ய இயலும் என நினைத்தேன்.
இக் கவிதை எழுதி முடித்த போது
எத்தகைய கலையையும் விட
"கவிதையே ஆகச் சிறந்த கலை" என -மனம்
உறுதி கொண்டது .
காரணம் கவிதைக்குள் திரைக்கதையை தகர்க்க முடிவது மட்டுமல்ல. .. இசையையும் எழுப்ப முடிகிறது.
ஒரு கவிதை ஒரு திரைக்கதையை விட
எவ்விதத்திலும் குறைந்ததல்ல .

- தேன்மொழி தாஸ்
Cinema - cut to - Poetry

Monday, January 16, 2017

Get The Gringo Flim


ஆக்ஷன் த்ரில்லர் வகையில் ஆரம்பிச்ச நிமிஷத்துல இருந்து நம்மளை கட்டி போடும் வகையறா படம்... 


ரொம்ப ஸ்டைலான ஒரு கதை... ஜெயில் கதைகளில் எவ்வளவோ பாத்திருப்போம் இது கொஞ்சம் வித்தியாசமானது... வாய்ஸ் ஓவர் வகையறாவும் கூட... 



Mel Gibson நடிப்பில் ஆக்ஷனுடன் சென்டிமென்ட்டும் தூவபட்ட.. கலக்கல் படம். சமீபத்தில் பார்த்தேன்... அடிக்கடி Movies Now சேனலில் வருகிறது... வாய்ப்பை இழக்க வேண்டாம்... 



"Inmates with guns, that's kinda new," Mel Gibson's Yanqui with No Name (or fingerprints) growls in "Get the Gringo." "I've got a lot to learn about this place." And there is a lot to learn about El Pueblito, a Mexican prison that makes Shawshank look like Otis Campbell's quaint little cell on "The Andy Griffith Show.
Never mind how he got there, it's how he's going to get out that gives "Get the Gringo," formerly titled "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," it's Peckinpah-flavored juice. It's potent stuff: gritty and grungy, but not without hard-boiled humor. With a nod to the late Dick Clark: It's got real beatings, and you can dance to it, depending on your taste for mariachi music. I rate it a 7.
Gibson, who co-wrote the film, is in his element as an anti-hero in "Payback" mode. He's gone to the trouble to steal a significant amount of money, it's been taken from him after he's crashed his car (while clad in a clown costume, no less) into the border wall, and he wants it back. So far, so Mel.
But now, as they say, for something completely different. He's been dumped into El Pueblito, a teeming hellhole which is aptly described as either a prison or the world's (worst) mall, in which the inmates have taken over the black market asylum. From Coca-Cola to heroin, "You can buy anything," one character states, "except your way out."
Driver* (as he is identified in the credits), like Porter in "Payback," coolly and watchfully works the angles and keeps one step ahead of the real evil, with which "Gringo" is densely populated. There are the crooked Mexican border police who grab his loot, a corrupt U. S. Consulate official working both sides of the fence, El Pueblito's kingpin Javi (Daniel Gimenez Cacho), the mobster (Peter Stormare) whose money Driver stole, and assorted henchmen.
The driver does have the good fortune to make the acquaintance of a 10-year-old boy (Kevin Hernandez, "The Sitter") who lives in El Pueblito with his imprisoned mother (Dolores Heredia). He shows the Driver the ropes, and the Driver vows to protect him from Javi, who has a particular interest in the kid (no; not that).
His bond with mother and son is about as conventional as "Gringo" gets. The rest is an unhinged noir fever-dream, viscerally realized by director Adrian Grunberg, who served as Gibson's assistant director on "Apocalypto," and who collaborated on the Mondo script along with Stacy Perskie. He may not always keep things straight, but he does keep them moving, immersing viewers in the dirt, squalor, and chaos of the place.
"Get the Gringo" could be a game changer, if not for Gibson's PR-challenged career (his last film, "The Beaver," did not break the $1 million mark) then for the way certain movies are distributed. If audiences for whatever reason won't go to see Gibson in theaters, then perhaps for $10.99, they might invite him into their homes. "Many people just like to see things in their homes," Gibson remarked at the film's one-night-only premiere in Austin, which was simulcast to nine other theaters across the country "It's just another way to do it... I think it's the future."
What of Gibson's future? Those who are relishing his self-inflicted downfall are proclaiming that "Gringo's" VOD release is proof that he's box office poison, recalling the stigma once attached to low-budget direct-to-video titles produced to fill the product pipeline back in home video's 1990s heyday (those genre films had a star system of their own with the likes of martial arts champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson and erotic thriller queen Shannon Tweed).
Can those appalled by Gibson's widely reported behavior give him another chance? That's what Entertainment Weekly recently asked its readers. Even subtracting the supportive ones with unfortunate anti-Semitic sentiments, a majority of comments were firmly on Team Mel. "I care about the art, not his personal life," was one of the most reasonable responses.
To this day, my wife hasn't fully forgiven Salma Hayek for bad-mouthing Matthew Perry while promoting "Fools Rush In," so I understand why Gibson's tantrums, hateful comments, and verbal abuse are calling and unpardonable to some. Still, you wonder if all this matters to home viewers, who either want to see Mel Gibson finagle his way out of a Mexican prison or do not. It should be all about the work, right?
And "Get the Gringo" is a real piece of work, brutal and boiling with over the top set pieces (a slow-mo shootout in the El Pueblito courtyard, a down-to-the-wire medical operation performed during a prison raid) and absurd grace notes, such as the Driver employing a rather serviceable Clint Eastwood impression to put his revenge into action.
Amateur analysts, too, could have a field day with the Driver's laconic musing that a karmic retribution might await him someday, or wonder if Gibson might have had Hollywood in mind when El Pueblito is described as the "small town, big hell.
thank you: rogerebert.com

Eight Ways to Start a New Romantic Relationship

Becoming emotionally involved and revealing personal information.
Directly initiating a relationship through physical contact and asking a partner to start a relationship.
Signaling indirectly by hinting and talking generally about romance.
Manipulating the setting by making it romantic and physically close with a partner.
Joking, teasing, and playfully insulting a partner.
Demonstrating resources, giving gifts and showing off possessions.
Using a third person, such as a friend or family member, to initiate the relationship.
Acting passively and waiting for the other person to make the first move.


Soft Drink and Processed Food with Sodium benzoate & Leukemia




One of the dirty secrets of the soft drink and processed food industries is sodium benzoate. It is a benzene compound that is produced by mixing benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide. It is a common preservative in processed foods and soft drinks. It has been associated with a vast array of health problems, including all of our major epidemics. Sodium benzoate is considerably more toxic than either processed sugar or high fructose corn syrup, yet it gets very little media coverage. It is a bona fide poison. Outside of our foods, benzene is the main ingredient of Liquid Wrench, various paint stripper products, rubber cement, and spot removers, due to its highly destructive and solvent qualities. It was discontinued in rubber manufacture in the U.S. because it caused a large percentage of workers to get leukemia.

Sodium benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is combined with sodium hydroxide. Since sodium benzoate contains a natural ingredient, it is probably safe, right? After all, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Health Protection Branch have pronounced this chemical preservative to be acceptable when consumed in low amounts.
In fact, the FDA has granted sodium benzoate GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status, and the so-called safe limit in food is 0.1 percent by weight. In water, the acceptable limit, set by the Environmental Protection Agency, is 5 parts per billion (ppb). But this common food additive, which is found in carbonated sodas, fruit juice products, salad dressings, and fermented foods such as vinegar, wine, and pickles, is not natural nor safe. Here’s the story.
Sodium benzoate is a sodium salt that is present at extremely low levels in berries, apples, plums, cinnamon, and several other natural foods. There’s nothing scary about the chemical in these items. But lab-synthesized sodium benzoate (and its close relative, benzoic acid) are a different story. When these preservatives are added to foods and to the interior of metal cans that contain beverages or liquid foods, they can have a detrimental effect on your health.
For example, a small percentage of people are hypersensitive to sodium benzoate and can experience asthmatic attacks, hives, or other allergic reactions when they consume the preservative. A more common problem, however, is the combination of sodium benzoate and citric acid and/or ascorbic acid (vitamin C). When these ingredients get together, they form benzene, a cancer-causing chemical associated with leukemia and other blood cancers.

ஆக, நீங்கள் ஒரு எழுத்தாளனாகப் போகிறீர்கள்? (சார்ல்ஸ் புக்கோவ்ஸ்கி)


எல்லாவற்றையும் மிஞ்சி
உங்களிடமிருந்து பீறிட்டு அது
வெளிவரவில்லையெனின்
அதைச் செய்யாதீர்கள்.

கேளாமலே உங்கள் இதயத்திலிருந்தோ,
உங்கள் மனதிலிருந்தோ
அல்லது வாயிலிருந்தோ
அல்லது உங்கள் வயிற்றிலிருந்தோ
அது வரவில்லையெனின்
அதைச் செய்யாதீர்கள்.

வார்த்தைகளைத் தேடிக்கொண்டு
உங்கள் கம்ப்யூட்டர் திரையை வெறித்தபடி
உங்கள் டைப்ரைட்டரில்
குறுக்கி அமர்ந்தபடியிருந்தால்
அதைச் செய்யாதீர்கள்

உங்கள் படுக்கையில் பெண்கள் வேண்டுமென்பதற்காய்
நீங்கள் செய்வதாயிருந்தால்
செய்யவேண்டாம்.

அதைச் செய்வது பற்றி சிந்தித்திருப்பதென்பதே
கடும் உழைப்பாகுமானால்
அதைச் செய்யாதீர்கள்.

யாரோ ஒருவரைப் போல நீங்கள் எழுத
முயல்வதாயிருந்தால்
அதை மறந்துவிடுங்கள்.

உங்களுள்ளிருந்து அது கர்ஜித்துவெளிப்பட
நீங்கள் காத்திருக்க வேண்டியிருந்தால்
பொறுமையாயிருங்கள்.

முதலில் உங்கள் மனைவியிடம்
படித்துக்காட்டவேண்டியிருந்தால்
அல்லது உங்கள் பெண் நண்பியிடமோ,
அல்லது உங்கள் ஆண் நண்பரிடமோ
அல்லது உங்கள்பெற்றோரிடமோ அல்லது
வேறுயாரோவிடம்-
நீங்கள் தயாராக இல்லை

அத்தனை பல எழுத்தாளர்கள் போலிருக்காதீர்கள்
தங்களை எழுத்தாளர்கள் என்று சொல்லிக்கொள்ளும்
பலவாயிரம் மனிதர்களைப் போல் இருக்காதீர்கள்

உப்புச்சப்பற்று, சலிப்பாக,
பாசாங்கு மிகுந்து
சுயகாதலால் கபளீகரம் செய்யப்பட வேண்டாம்.

உலகின் நூலகங்கள் உங்களைப் போன்ற தரப்பினரால்
கொட்டாவி விட்டுதூங்கிவிட்டன.
அதில் நீங்கள் சேர்க்காதீர்கள்

உங்களின் ஆன்மாவிலிருந்து ஒரு ராக்கெட்டினைப் போல
அது வந்தாலொழிய
சும்மாயிருப்பது உங்களைப் பைத்தியத்தில் ஆழ்த்திவிடும்,

அல்லது தற்கொலையில்
அல்லது கொலையில் என்றால் ஒழிய
அதைச்செய்யவேண்டாம்.

உங்களுள் இருக்கும் சூரியன்
உங்கள் குடலை எரித்துக்கொண்டிருந்தால் ஒழிய
அதைச் செய்ய வேண்டாம்.

நிஜமாகவே அதற்கான நேரம் வந்து விட்டால்
நீங்கள்தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டிருந்தால்
அது தானாகவே செய்துகொள்ளும்
அது தொடர்ந்து செய்துகொண்டேயிருக்கும்
நீங்கள் சாகும்வரை அல்லது
அது உங்களுக்குள் சாகும்வரை

வேறெந்த வழியுமில்லை
என்றுமே இருந்ததுமில்லை.

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மொழிபெயர்ப்பு :பிரம்மராஜன் சார்.

People judge you based on two criteria when they first meet you:Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy.

People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?
Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.
In her new book “Presence,” Cuddy says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you:
  • Can I trust this person?
  • Can I respect this person?
Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both.
Interestingly, Cuddy says that most people, especially in a professional context, believe that competence is the more important factor. After all, they want to prove that they are smart and talented enough to handle your business.
But in fact warmth, or trustworthiness, is the most important factor in how people evaluate you. “From an evolutionary perspective,” Cuddy says, “it is more crucial to our survival to know whether a person deserves our trust.” It makes sense when you consider that in cavemen days it was more important to figure out if your fellow man was going to murder you and steal all your possessions than if he was competent enough to build a good fire.
While competence is highly valued, Cuddy says it is evaluated only after trust is established. And focusing too much on displaying your strength can backfire.
Cuddy says MBA interns are often so concerned about coming across as smart and competent that it can lead them to skip social events, not ask for help, and generally come off as unapproachable. These overachievers are in for a rude awakening when they don’t get the job offer because nobody got to know and trust them as people.
“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”
Thanks www.businessinsider.com

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A comparison of the two principal nucleic acids: RNA (left) and DNA (right)

A comparison of the two principal nucleic acids: RNA (left) and DNA (right), showing the helices and nucleobases each employs.
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic material, carries information to specify the amino acid sequences of proteins. It is transcribed into several types of ribonucleic acid (RNA) including messenger RNA (mRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA), and ribosomal RNA (rRNA), which function in protein synthesis.
  •  Both DNA and RNA are long, unbranched polymers of nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a heterocyclic base linked via a five-carbon sugar (deoxyribose or ribose) to a phosphate group
  •  DNA and RNA each contain four different bases. The purines adenine (A) and guanine (G) and the pyrimidine cytosine (C) are present in both DNA and RNA. The pyrimidine thymine (T) present in DNA is replaced by the pyrimidine uracil (U) in RNA.
  •  The bases in nucleic acids can interact via hydrogen bonds. The standard Watson-Crick base pairs are G·C, A·T (in DNA), and A·U (in RNA). Base pairing stabilizes the native three-dimensional structures of DNA and RNA.
  •  Adjacent nucleotides in a polynucleotide are linked by phosphodiester bonds. The entire strand has a chemical directionality: the 5′ end with a free hydroxyl or phosphate group on the 5′ carbon of the sugar, and the 3′ end with a free hydroxyl group on the 3′ carbon of the sugar . Polynucleotide sequences are always written in the 5′ → 3′ direction (left to right).
  •  Natural DNA (B DNA) contains two complementary polynucleotide strands wound together into a regular right-handed double helix with the bases on the inside and the two sugar-phosphate backbones on the outside. Base pairing (A·T and G·C) and hydrophobic interactions between adjacent bases in the same strand stabilize this native structure.
  •  Binding of protein to DNA can deform its helical structure, causing local bending or unwinding of the DNA molecule.
  •  Heat causes the DNA strands to separate (denature). The melting temperature of DNA increases with the percentage of G·C base pairs. Under suitable conditions, separated complementary nucleic acid strands will renature.
  •  Local unwinding of the DNA helix induces stress, which is relieved by twisting of the molecule on itself, forming supercoils. This process is regulated by topoisomerases, which can add or remove supercoils.
  •  Natural RNAs are single-stranded polynucleotides that form well-defined secondary and tertiary structures. Some RNAs, called ribozymes, have catalytic activity.