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"The East and the West have influenced one another in a very real and
not yet thoroughly understood way from the earliest times": thus wrote
Rev. Dr. G.U. Pope in his introduction to the translation of Thirukkural
in 1886. The symphonic oratorio "Thiruvasagam" by Ilaiyaraaja with the
Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by László Kovacs, released on 6th
July, 2005 at Chennai, brings out the confluence of the East and West
Pope deeply felt, through a rich classical musical cross-over, in ways
words can never describe. Hats off to Ilaiyaraaja, László Kovacs,
Richard King, Stephen Schwarts, Budapest Symphony Orchestra and all the
other musicians for their brilliant work.
This delightful masterpiece cost more than Rs. one crore to produce.
Tamil Maiyam founded by Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj, its producer, is looking
forward to income from album sales and donations, but it would be a
blessing, if many orgs and govs could join together, pay the outstanding
debts of Tamil Maiyam reported to be around Rs. 75 lakhs, and have the
work released under a suitable creative commons license. There are about
51 chapters in the Thiruvasagam, and the album is a fine selection of
only choice verses presented as six songs. A cc license should help
many musicians to join the project, and soon set entire work
Thiruvasagam of Thiru Manickavasagar in symphony. A brief intro to the
The album begins with the verse "poovar senni mannan..." which is about
the "last journey" towards "ultimate liberation", and it is also
believed to be the last composition by Manickavasagar, on the last day
of his life on earth. The score for this song is quite naturally set to
a score that reminds of "poom poom dan dans" - the sound which anyone in
this part of the world can instantly recognize as a pointer to a death
in its vicinity, and that the last rites and rituals are in progress.
It seems, when the recording started at Budapest with this song, the
score sounded funny to some in the orchestra, who tried to hide their
laughter. Illayaraja observed this, and immediately sung the verse
explaining it, and the orchetra understood and briskly started with the
business of bringing Manickavasagar back to life again.
The entire album is sweet as honey, but at about the 5th minute of this
song, the first stanza of Thiruvasagam, "Namasivaya vazhga, nathan thal
vazhga.." comes, and this is very easily the best part of the album, a
little more sweet than the rest. Illyaraja has freely arranged the
various verses, to convey meaning even through the topography and
arrangement of verses. Ilaiyaraaj and Roy Harcourt sing mixing Tamil
and English verses creating a very deep and stunning effect. A brief
snapshot from the lyrics, translated by Stephen Schwarts:
I'm just a man
how can I reach for something holy? ...
So many forms I must wear!
So many lives I must bear!
Grass and shrub and stone and tree!
Worm and bird and beast and demon
heaven the sky and turn the earth
how long till I'm fin'ly worthy?...
Hail! Hail! ...
I am beginning
to be free...
The symphonical oratorio is a rich tribute especially to Rev. Dr. G.U.
Pope who translated the entire work of Thiru Manickavasagar. (Available
online at http://siddhanta.shaivam.org/thivacha.html ) We could be
certain that Manickavasagar would have composed his verses with our
traditional music in mind, but for sure, Pope had only a western
symphony in mind as he worked on the translations. The frequent "Hail"
we come across succintly summarises the essence of "Namasivaya Vazhga"
and other praises, and sets the work in symphony with great effect.
pooerukonum Purantharanum is yet another sweet composition picturising a
king bee singing praises.
Manickavasagar paints a picture of women pulverising gold and perals to
dust with ural and ulakkai (pestle and mortar), singing Muthu Natramam
in praise of their lord. At the inauguration, this song was enacted on
stage by a classical troupe, and at the same time a pair danced swift
ballet moves sharing the stage with them.
This is like a "hello world" introduction to setting Thiruvasagam into
symphony. Ilaiyaraaja takes a simple score, searches for suitable
verses and finally finds that the verse beginning "putril vazh aravum
anjen.." fits the score rather well, and finishes the album with great
grace. He makes the whole exercise appear very easy and simple, but
none other than the mastero could have undertaken the task of setting
the fairly difficult classical tamil verse of Thiru Manickavasagam, that
is more than 2000 years old, into symphony.
More stories and resources at:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sivasankar Chander <siva.ilugc(a)gmail.com>
Date: Jul 6, 2005 7:57 PM
Subject: [Ilugc] EU Software patents directive crushed!
To: Chennai Linux User's Group <ilugc(a)ae.iitm.ac.in>
Great news! The EU software patents bill was crushed by a huge margin
Let's toast RMS and numerous grassroots campaigners who got the
message across clearly and effectively. Cheers!
P.S. We still need to be on guard to ensure that this is not sneakily
introduced in India.
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in the subject or body of the message.
I had forwarded a cc to Holger Blasum, one of the maintainers at
ffii.org, wishing them more victories on this front. He requests Indian
entities also to join the campain against "software patents" by signing
up at http://www.economic-majority.com/ Please do so, as India or
Europe being free from "software patents" is not sufficient, and soon
enough the scene should shift to the US. If you distribute your
software in the US, then the campaign is immediately relevant to you.
It is ironical that such a campaign has to be done in US, which was once
upon a time, a model state for the ultimate in liberty and freedom, but
today, it stands as a symbol for a shackled state with all its
"Software Patents", DMCA, DRM and even more unconceivable things like
corporate run "prisons" (California alone has 21 (yes, twenty-one)
mostly corporate run prisons and more about this at:
http://improbablevoices.net/intro_frameset.html ). Digital anarchy and
industrial prisons make a deadly and dangerous combination making it a
serious concern to netizens. Fortunately, these aberrations are very
recent, and could be nipped in the bud. Your participation could make a
big difference to the momentum of the movement, that may help in
restoring sanity where it is most required.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Fwd: EU Software patents directive crushed in the flat
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 00:41:35 +0200
From: Holger Blasum <holger(a)blasum.net>
To: Ramanraj K <ramanraj.k(a)gmail.com>
On 07-09, Ramanraj K wrote:
> Our enterprise is worried about plans to legalise patents on software
> solutions ("computer-implemented inventions").
> We rely on software copyright. We need to be sure that we own what we
> We need to be sure that we can publish and distribute our own programs.
> We need to be sure that, as long as we respect the rules of copyright,
> we can run any software on any office or network computer.
> We urge legislators to confine the patent system strictly to the
> limits of applied natural science. In principle, only knowledge which
> had to be obtained through costly experiments with forces of nature
> should be eligible for the broad, slow and expensive monopoly
> protection which the patent system offers.
Note that care has taken (unlike petition.eurolinux.org) to make
this pledge perfectly signable everywhere you want ... Indian
companies are welcome too ;)
Holger Blasum +49-174-7313590 gsm SMEs are the economic majority.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [eGovINDIA] Microsoft + ISCE ..../ One of the reasons we find
Microsoft curriculum in schools - indeed !! / " Charges against CEO
true: ISCE panel ".
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 18:10:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Venkat Kumaraswamy <ellakannada(a)yahoo.com>
To: eGOV Gok <egovgok(a)yahoogroups.com>, eGov INDIA
The Times Of India - Bangalore Edition date July 6,2005 -page 12 carries a
report whose headlines says " Charges against CEO true: ISCE panel ".
This is not what's interesting .
A bullet points says that the ISCE(India School Certificate Examination) CEO has been found gulity of getting Rs 3 lakhs from Microsoft !!
One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools - indeed !!
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Subject: [Fsf-friends] FSFIndia in LFY
Just a short note to say the July issue of Linux For You is scheduled to
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collated by me, though I don't know what play the editorial will give
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