Friday, January 06, 2006


A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a
question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a
bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimeters from a shop

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said:
"Look mate, don't ever do that
again. You scared the daylights out of me!".

The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap
would scare you so much."

The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my
first day as a cab driver - I've been driving a van carrying dead Bodies
for the last 25 years...


Balaji S Rajan said...

Good joke... BTW how is Thiruvarangan Ula. It was published as a thodar in Dhinmani kadhir, if I am right.

வேதா said...

@ mr.balaji,
thanks for visiting. Thiruvaranga ula is such a book that i could not jus stop reading it. now i am reading the 2nd part of it. i did not know anything about the mughal invasion in TN till i read this book. very informative and interesting. when people can read Da vinci and Angels and Demons, i suggest every tamil speaking person should read this. anyway i did not know it was even published in Dhinamani kadhir.may be i was too young then.

Ajay said...

hey nice 1

Ram said...

why so much grudge on people reading Da Vinci Code? what is this book about? I have not read a single tamil book except for the evergreen Ponniyin Selvan. Am a tamil speaking person, and there are many ppl like me who dont hesitate to read Tamil books, but the problem is we r not aware of gud books. Tell me the crux of this book if possible, i ll consider reading if it suits my taste.

வேதா said...

i am not against reading english books(i have already read da vinci and the other books of dan brown, quite interesting) ram, i was jus trying to say that reading tamil books has greatly reduced among youngsters. parents dont encourage their children to read tamil books as they do for english books.

Thiruvaranga ula is a book based on a true incident. when the mughals invaded TN, they were attracted by the hindu temples bcos of their cultural richness and the invaluable jewels. this story narrates the invasion on the Srirangam Temple, how the people face the invasion. The Entrance of the karpa kriha is closed by a stone wall and the deity(Urchavar) along with the temple jewels is taken out of the temple secretly and the author narrates how the deity is taken all over TN away from the eyes of the mughals and how it is brought back to Srirangam after so many years(more than 18 years, as far as i have finished reading, still to read the third part).
since u have read Ponniyin Selvan, i hope u will enjoy this one too

வேதா said...


Ram said...

I agree with you,parents dont encourage children to read tamil books, like this one. Am going for the book fair this weekend, will get a copy of Thiruvarangan Ula and try it. BTW is it narrated with characters or like some documentary, and who is the author because i have to ask the vendors.

வேதா said...

The book is not a documentary type. it is narrated like a story with characters. The author is Thiru. venugopalan. I will find out whether it is recently republished, because it is an old book and i will let u know about the publishers soon.

வேதா said...

@ ram,
The book is basically divided into three parts,
1. Thiruvaranga ula - I
2. Thiruvaranga ula - II
3. Madura Vijayam.

The books were first published in 1978 and republished in 1999 by "POOMPUHAR PATHIPAGAM". I hope u can find it in the book fair