Trekking through Jungles of Burma

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Up About the writings and  the author.... Sign posts on the cyber pass..! 1999 Trip TNadu Photos Red Earth and rain waters... GRAFFITTI Fashions and fads Breeze in the Lotus Pond Of music saints and temple towns Postings in Tamil Nation Tamil Nation 2 Ramblings on Culture An Encounter with Pillaiyar On the trail of Gods silks and spices Irrigation Ghost and others Sources of culture Sources of Culture 2 Once upon a Jaffna -Fence car festival Rituals of hair cutting and ... Loungers in village Library.. Moving to Madras 85 First Film in Plaza Theatre World of Gods Demons and beasts Trekking through Jungles of Burma General stores and other matters once upon a Jaffna -short pieces Message Board

 

Once upon a Jaffna! Ghost stories (Real and Reel encounters)!! enchanting world of gods demons and beasts! Adi Thadi Piddi at Plaza! Encounter with Pillaiyar in Time Zone! Vikramadhitan stories of on rainy nights Vedhalam by Hurricane Lamps!

Trekking through the jungles of Burma...

 

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ndkfk MFyatvrfkqf CkyI[ma[vrfkqf ;Rnftalf 'lfElaRkfKmf ti]fdadfdmf ta[f. cil ;dgfkqilf mAlEyBmf epaZT paAd matirikf kdfF ;pfpFya[vrfkAq ~tivacikqf Takfkikf eka]fD mAlyaDkqf Epa[fB viArvak eclfvarfkqf. cil m]i Enrtftilf ;vrfkqf mAlcf crivil 'Bmfp<cfcarikqak etrinfT, pi[f[rf p<qfqiyaki mAbnfT viDvarfkqfamf. `DtfTtf trikfKmf ;dtftilf ta[f mI]fDmf ;vrfkAqkf ka] MFy<mf. nakrfkqf, mIEcakfkqf '[pf pl ndfpa[ kadfD vacikqf ;pfpF `ktikQkfK utvi ecyftiRkfki$rfkqf. ;pfpFya[ vcti kiAdkfkat ;dgfkqilf CkyI[ma[vrfkqf MkamfkQkfK `Rkilf tgfki `dAltf Etbfbikf eka]fD py]mf Embfekaqfq Ev]fDmf. ;vrfkqf vnft EkaxfF EmEl ec[fB viDmf. `DtfT pi[f[alf vnfT eka]fFRkfKmf `ktikqf KZvilf klnfT ekaqfq Ev]fDmf. ;nft yatftiAryi[f epaZT Mtiyvrfkqf Enay<bfbvrfkqf KznfAtkqf ;bpfpTmf `[f$d nikzfcfci. ;bnftvrfkAq T]iyalf Cbfbi Etvarmf ecalfli vayrici EpadfD vidfD `Zt pFEy M[fE[b Ev]fFy kdfdgfkqf nikZmf. ;nft `ktikqiAdEy miKnft oZgfKmf kdfDpf paDmf niAby ;RnftiRkfk Ev]fDmf. oRvAr eyaRvrf Etbfbipf py]tfAt Embfekaqfvarfkqf. cil EvAq ;bnftvrfkAq mAlyiliRnfT kIEz uRdfF viDvTmf u]fdamf.

n]fpri[f tkpfp[ari[f cEkatri KDmfpMmf pi[f[alf vRmf EkaxfFyilf vnfT eka]fFRnftT. ;vri[f mama vziyilf ;bnfT vidfdaramf. ;nftcf cmfpvmf pl matgfkqf kzitfEt ;vrfkQkfKtf etriy vnftT. 'pfpFEya tkpfp[ari[f cEkatriy<mf piqfAqkQmf ec[fA[ vnftAdnft pi[f[rf n]fpri[f tkpfp[arf mI]fDmf ;nftiya ec[fB ;vrfkAq PdfF vnftarf. ;nft enFy py]mf oR naqlfl, oR kizAmylfl YM[fB matmf etadrfnftT. pi[f[rff ;nftiy up k]fdtfti[f pirma]fdma[ ebyilfEv Railway system tfti[f 'lfAlkfK vnfT Ecrfnftarfkqf. ;T tbfEpaAty pgfkqEtxf citftagfekagf TAbMktftibfK `]fAmya[ pKti '[fB y>kikfkiEb[ff. v]fFkqf EpakfK vrtfTcf ecyfykfPFy 'lfAlAy `ktikqf 'dfFyTmf ;ra}v vak[gfkqf KznfAtkAqy<mf ep]fkAqy<mf "bfbikf eka]fD sfEdc[f `RkiLqfq Mkamilf ;bkfKvarfkqf. ;pfpFEy ;nftiya vnftAdnft ;vRmf tayaRmf cEkatriy<m, 'lfAl MkamiElEy tkpfp[arf vnfT EcRmf vAryilf pl ti[gfkqf katfTkf eka]fFRnft[rf.

;nftcf cmfpvgfkAq n]fprf 55 vRdgfkQkfKpf pi[f[rf ~b `mr ecalflikf eka]fFRkfKmf epaZT ;cf cmfpvgfkQkffPdak eclfLmf u]rfv< "bfpdfdT.

;nft `{pvgfkqf oR 'dfD vyTcf ciBvA[ 'pfpF `ZtftiyiRkfKmf, 'pfpF patitftiRkfKmf '[fpAt '[f[alf OrqEv `{ma[ikfk MFnftT. ecalfLmf epaZTmf ciBv[i[f KBmfp< ;nft m[itridmf `pfp `pfp 'dFpf parfTkf eka]dFRnftT. `nf Enrtftilf t[kfK ;Atpf pbfbi `tikmf kvAl pymf ;Rnfttak u]rvilfAl '[f$rf. YM[fB matpf py]tfti[f kDAm ;vAr oR `dkfkma[ m[itrakpf p]fpDtftiyiRppT etrikibT. '[f M[f[alf kAt ecalflikf eka]fFRkfKmf n]fpAr parfkfkiEb[f. 'dfD vyTcf ciBv[ak, `ZkfEkbiy kabf cdfAdy<d[f, pl naqf evdfdat nI]fd MF, tAlyilf cdfFy<d[f oR ciBv[i[f Etabfbmf m[tilf vnfT Epa[T. ;vri[f KBmfAp tdymakkf piFtfT eka]fD ciBvA[ `Adyaqmf ka]fpT cirmmayiRkfk vilfAl. '[f$Lmf, ;pfepaZT tAlyilf mRnfTkfKmf oR myirilfAl.

n]fprf klfktfta, ec[fA[ ~kiy ;dgfkqilf tbfkalik Mkamfkqilf tgfki tAlm[f[arf EcrfnftiRkfki$rf. ec[fA[ Mkamilf kanftiAykf k]fdaramf. tkpfp[aRkfK vazfkfAkAy 'pfpFkf kAr EcrfpfpT ;nftkf k]fdtftiliRnfT piAzpfEpama '[fb Oyat CAm ;RnftiRkfk Ev]fDmf cmfpatftiymf 'lflavbfAby<mf ;znfT URkfKtf tiRmfpi[arfkqf. pi[fp< tkpfp[arf vazfAv vidfd ;dtftilf etadgfkikf ekaqfq `kfkal yazfpfpa] cMtaymf ;dmf ekaDtftiRkfkibT vcti ecyftiRkfkibT '[fpT Mkfkiyma[ vixymf.

n]fpri[f Johnsonville ;lfltfAt vidfD p<bpfpdfd pi[fp<mf ;cf cmfpvmf '[f[ilf pl cl[gfkAq "bfpDtftikf eka]fFRnftT. oR m[it[f uyirf vaz Ev]fDmf '[fe$R niAlkfK nirfpfpnftpf pDtftpf pdfdalf, `nft 'lfAlyilf ni[f$lf, `tbfK ;RpF `riciy<mf oR cibgfAk pRpfp<mf EpaTmf. `tbfka[ m[ uBtiAy AtriytfAt vazfEv ecalflikf ekaDkfKmf. parftftIrfkqa? ypfpa[fkar{kfKmf OR 'dfD vyTcfciBv{kfKmf 'vfvAkpf pAkAm `lflT piridfFxfkar[fta[f ;vRkfK mam[a? 'gfEkEya `Arp fpyitftiygfkqalf vyibfEhaliLmf, EdakfkiEyaviLmf 'Dkfkpfpdfd y<tft MFv<kqf cmfpnftpf pdatvrfkqf vazfkfAky<d[f 'pfpF viAqyaFyiRkfkibT.

mI]fDmf oR MAb ;vrf `ktiyak maBmf niAl 1983 ;lf ;[kf klvrtfti[f epaZT "bfpdfdT. vIFznft niAlyilf niy>cIlanfT vnfT t[fA[ niAl niBtftikf eka]fdT oR catA[ '[lamf. vazfv< '[fb mktfta[ ttfTvmf 'vfvqv< pircfcA[ya[aLmf 'tirf eka]fD mI]fDmf mI]fDmf t[fA[pf p<Tpf pitfTkf ekaqfkibT.

UArcf eca[f[aLmf epyArcf ecalflaEt '[fparfkqf. ;mymAlAy vacsftlmakkf eka]fD kiDkiD pqfqtftakfK kAqy<mf kgfAkAyy<mf Emvi ~dfci p<riy<mf oR epriy kdv<qf epyrf n]fpRkfK.

ekawfcmf ~rayfcfci ecyfT ;vrT yatftiAryi[f MZ viprgfkAqy<mf niA[v<pDtfti 'Zt ;vf vae[li nikzfcfci n]fpAr Ta]fdEv]fDmf '[fpT '[f viRpfpmf. ;Attf etadrfnfT etyfvmf tnft vID vItiyiRkfK '[f{mf padlf oliprpfpakibT. (Transcript of Tamil Access : January 97 Kumaraparathy)

 

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