Monday, July 30, 2012

Put a smile on your face..

Dr. Seuss Quotes that can change our lives! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The most mind boggling example of time travel paradox..

Its a story by Robert Heinlein titled -  All You Zombies.. The summary goes like this! - 

A baby girl is mysteriously dropped off at an orphanage in Cleveland in 1945. "Jane" grows up lonely and dejected, not knowing who her parents are, until one day in 1963 she is strangely attracted to a drifter. She falls in love with him. But just when things are finally looking up for Jane, a series of disasters strike. First, she becomes pregnant by the drifter, who then disappears. Second, during the complicated delivery, doctors find that Jane has both sets of sex organs, and to save her life, they are forced to surgically convert "her" to a "him." Finally, a mysterious stranger kidnaps her baby from the delivery room.

Reeling from these disasters, rejected by society, scorned by fate, "he" becomes a drunkard and drifter. Not only has Jane lost her parents and her lover, but he has lost his only child as well. Years later, in 1970, he stumbles into a lonely bar, called Pop's Place, and spills out his pathetic story to an elderly bartender. The sympathetic bartender offers the drifter the chance to avenge the stranger who left her pregnant and abandoned, on the condition that he join the "time travelers corps." Both of them enter a time machine, and the bartender drops off the drifter in 1963. The drifter is strangely attracted to a young orphan woman, who subsequently becomes pregnant.

The bartender then goes forward 9 months, kidnaps the baby girl from the hospital, and drops off the baby in an orphanage back in 1945. Then the bartender drops off the thoroughly confused drifter in 1985, to enlist in the time travelers corps. The drifter eventually gets his life together, becomes a respected and elderly member of the time travelers corps, and then disguises himself as a bartender and has his most difficult mission: a date with destiny, meeting a certain drifter at Pop's Place in 1970.

The question is: Who is Jane's mother, father, grandfather, grand mother, son, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson? The girl, the drifter, and the bartender, of course, are all the same person. These paradoxes can made your head spin, especially if you try to untangle Jane's twisted parentage. If we draw Jane's family tree, we find that all the branches are curled inward back on themselves, as in a circle. We come to the astonishing conclusion that she is her own mother and father! She is an entire family tree unto herself.

Thanks : Quora

For movie lovers - please do watch the below movie : - Severely underrated time travel movie!

Monday, July 23, 2012

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு...

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு...

பாடல் வரிகள் :பாரதியார்  
குரல் : யேசுதாஸ், 
இசை: வைத்யநாதன்

பாயுமொளி நீ எனக்கு, பார்க்கும் விழி நானுனக்கு;
தோயும் மது நீ யெனக்கு, தும்பியடி நானுனக்கு, 
வாயுரைக்க வருகுதில்லை, வாழி நின்றன் மேன்மையெல்லாம்;
தூயசுடர் வானொளியே! சூறையமுதே! கண்ணம்மா! 

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு, மேவும் விரல் நானுனக்கு

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு, மேவும் விரல் நானுனக்கு 
பூணும் வடம் நீ எனக்கு, புது வயிரம் நானுனக்கு; (2)

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு, மேவும் விரல் நானுனக்கு

வானமழை நீ யெனக்கு, வண்ணமயில் நானுனக்கு
பானமடி நீ எனக்கு, பாண்டமடி நானுனக்கு;
ஞானஒளி வீசுதடி நங்கை நின்றன் சோதிமுகம்;
ஊனமறு  நல்லழகே! 
ஊனமறு  நல்லழகே ஊறுசுவையே கண்ணம்மா

காதலடி நீ யெனக்கு, காந்தமடி நானுனக்கு
வேதமடி நீ யெனக்கு வித்தையடி  நானுனக்கு;
போதமுற்ற போதினிலே பொங்கிவருந் தீஞ்சுவையே!
நாதவடிவானவளே ! நாதவடிவானவளே !

நல்ல உயிரே கண்ணம்மா !

வீணையடி நீ எனக்கு, மேவும் விரல் நானுனக்கு

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - The legend lives!

With great difficulty and only a really few slips, I had maintained a media blackout for this movie, avoiding advertisements, articles, descriptions, even unsubscribing the friends who post anything about The Dark Knight Rises on facebook.. so I wouldn't know what to expect.

(I am going to type some garbage about what all went through me before watching the movie.. so if you dont give a shit - scroll down and look for a red line.. - continue from there)

However, I watched Batman Begins, a month ago, in preparation to refresh myself on the story and get to the mood to watch the final installment from Nolan. It struck me why we all love Nolan's Batman.. it is because he kept it simple! Then waited almost a week to watch Dark Knight; and just then I heard the news - about three back to back shows starting with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and ending with The Dark knight Rises - and all in IMAX! 

How can I miss this? :) But is this even a normal behavious? Is it even possible to sit inside an auditorium watching three back to back incredible movies!? Wont we get tired? Will I endure?! I'll have to wait and see.. on July 19th.

So yesterday it happened! Me and my friend (Varun) went to the theaters, waited in que for more than 4 hours, rushed to grab the center seat of the hall.. and then it happened! 9 hours of Batman-ia!
It started with Begins ..3 hours later - came The Dark knight - the movie which I deeply regretted for not having watched in IMAX. It was happening right there in front of me. And as I watched, I was struck once again by how utterly mesmerizing Heath Ledger is as the Joker. I've seen The Dark Knight dozens of times, but every time I see it, I find something deliciously unnerving  to admire about the performance that gives the film its twisted soul..

After having watched over 6 hours now, I had all this expectations on how the last three hours are going to be.. more than expectations - I had questions.

Heath Ledger's character creates a major obstacle for Rises -- being compared to one of the greatest films ever while lacking one of the greatest performances ever.  Will Bane atleast equal Joker? If not in performance, at least in challenging Batman? What will happen to Batman after having taken the blame for Harvey Dent's crime? Is he going to die?! Is his legacy going to live? Is there going to be another Batman?

The second movie in the history of trilogies is easier for a creator to make. Because they dont have to introduce a character.. and they don't have to wrap things up. The characters get to be all the delicious cream filling! Will Nolan wrap things up properly?

And finally, Nolan has proved himself to be one of the very best directors of his generation, especially since his last two films, The Dark Knight and Inception, are universally-acclaimed masterpieces. That only means that to avoid disappointing his fans, Nolan has to outdo himself and somehow top not one, but two of the greatest movies ever made.

Well, all I had to do was wait...for another 20 minutes.

First things first:

Thanks Nolan for
-  The greatest and the most sensible comic-book-super-hero trilogy ever, yet.
-  The Joker
-  The Batman
-  The fact that you resisted the urge to jump on the 3D bandwagon for the caped crusader’s swansong and more than an hour long IMAX footage! Certainly the action sequences, including the spectacular opening, would draw bigger gasps in the format.


The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after The Dark Knight. Harvey Dent, the crusading district attorney whose transformation into the villain Two Face was kept secret from the public, has been made into a hero and martyr, and a law named in his honor has helped clean up Gotham's streets, Dent Act, which apparently locked up almost all the criminals.  No longer needed, Batman has disappeared after taking the blame for murders Dent committed, and Bruce Wayne (played by Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Wayne Industries is going down meanwhile.. and its all left to a single savior Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard)
But when a masked villain named Bane (Tom Hardy) , to complete Ra's Al Gul's goal, appears in Gotham with a band of mercenaries with plans to take over the city, Batman is forced out of retirement to confront him with the help of new acquaintances - a driven young cop named John Blake (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and an unlikely ally in the form of a burglar, named Selena Kyle (played by Anne Hathaway) and the old ones - Alfred (Michael Caine), Gordom (Gary Oldman) and  Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman).
I will stop here and wont go to details of twists and turns in the script. 

What Worked:

- Everything!

This script demands Batman to share space with a lot of characters mentioned above, including Bruce Wayne. And each character has its own role to play. The plot mentioned in the synopsis is just the central story of an increasingly tangled 3 sub plots: a slinky, burgling Catwoman,  a square-jawed beat cop and lots of confusing financial shenanigans with the shareholders of Wayne Enterprises. - and it all ends with the Dark Knight rising in a final crescendo.

The scope of The Dark Knight Rises is much larger than its predecessors, with hundreds of extras, big chases and battles through city streets, and some new Batman hardware. In fact I have never seen in a movie, a city getting destroyed brick by brick, like this one before! Everything goes down - form subway trains to flights - from tunnels to bridges - from sky scrapers to football stadiums - all with stunning visual effects!

- The fury and speed of Bane
Bane is physically fast and powerful than Batman: first of his kind to appear in Nolan's trilogy. He takes down Batman in their first duel like cracking nuts!
The fury with which he takes down the stock market - shatters the city's basement, is just too overwhelming. All these dastardly plot unfolds but Bruce is physically and mentally unable to stop gangs of mercenaries.

- The new comers to the series 
While newcomers Blake and Tate are  functional to the story, only  Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), adds some zest to the film. Elegantly sexy and dangerous with a twinkly-eyed smirk at the ready, Hathaway plays the slick thief with just enough restrained humor to almost get a smile out of the glum Wayne.

-  Emotions
    Michael Caine - the only character who thinks and talks like us - plays a really emotional role in this movie of madness. That one scene where he confronts Wayne - just stood out - and was cut above all the special effects in the movie.

-  Hans Zimmer 
   Do I even have to mention why?

-   Nolan 
     Of course. For everything - especially for his writing. I will never get tired of his one liners!!

What did not work?

- Everything...that loses when compared to Dark Knight..or  rather Joker!

I think the biggest problem with The Dark Knight Rises is the bar set by its predecessor, The Dark Knight, and particularly, the ghost of Heath Ledger and his groundbreaking, Oscar-winning performance as the Joker. Bane simply isn't as interesting, menacing, unnerving and magnetic as the Joker, and, to be honest, the effect put on Bane's voice most of the times makes him hard to understand. Ledger's brilliant performance embodies the perfect counterpoint to the psychology of Bruce Wayne, where trauma drives one man to an obsession with chaos and the other with justice.
The social commentary in the Joker's message about how little it takes to drive a civilization to barbarity is also much more thought-provoking than Bane's claim of wanting to save Gotham from inequality and corruption. Bane is menace.. I agree.. But Joker is madness, mayhem and an enigma!

- Zimmer

Zimmer, for the most part of the movie, he has done the same commendable job. But between, Bale's batman voice, Hardy's Bane voice and Zimmer's BGM - We literally look at the screen without even able to hear a single word at times.

- Seriously, Nolan?!
The movie involves a bomb with a flashing LED display :) 

- Gotham City

In Batman Begins - if you notice closely, you cannot identify any known city when they are showing Gotham. Its very much its own city. It doesnt look like anything else. In Dark Knight - Gotham is an amalgum of few known cities - Chicago - Pittsburgh - Toronto etc..But in this movie - Its just New York in plain sight! We lose touch with Gotham which our super hero is trying to save. 


Nolan had a HUGE burden on his shoulders to deliver a movie at least on par with Dark Knight. And with him directing, it was seemingly possible. But with too many characters sharing the screen and less impressive Bane, all these characters and Batman lose to just Batman Vs Joker from DK. 

Having thought about it, he could not have made a stronger villain, better than Joker. Its not like he can't make one. But I think he refused to do so, because, this film should leave us with Batman's impact. The impact that reminds us of Batman when we think about the movie.. of the need for the Batman.

I obviously see Nolan's intentions in making the apt ending for his trilogy - for the legend to live on (remember the wrap up problem in a trilogy?). For this, the story line had to bloated - it had to do too many things too quickly which dilutes the grit in the screenplay. But 164 minute movie moves at a bullet speed nevertheless!

Keeping all that apart - as you might expect from the creator of Inception and Memento, there are surprises both in the story and in the storytelling. But the biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to the Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he'd extend to a 10-part series, at least. 

I am a slave to Nolan's imagination. And this movie proves me once again, its ok to be that slave. I should not forget about the production value of DKR - Camera, costumes, sets, production design and the rest are superior than any of his previous films.

Rises is certainly an epic, ambitious, dazzling, and provides a satisfying end to Nolan's trilogy. And to be honest, I sort of feel like this review is premature since, like most Nolan films, I really feel like I need to see it again to look for nuances and story points I might've missed. Dark Knight Rises is very impressive and definitely worth seeing, but without a once-in-a-lifetime performance like Ledger's Joker to provide the pulse, we'll have to be content with a final chapter that certainly delivers, but in a trilogy that peaked in the middle.

Having said these, all that  I am thinking about right now  is - 

What next Nolan?! :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

ராஜ ராகம் 1 - தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது

Someday sometime, listen to this song.. whatever be the mood.. just make sure that you are alone, have earphones and please just listen to this song.

And you will know what I like about life.

This gives me the feeling like when I am waiting for the first summer rain so I can prop my feet on my balcony sill, look up at the sky ripped into a brilliant many pieces and white pearl drops fall off from its torn inky fabric.. the rain pours!

I can almost smell my happiness... touch the beauty.. dissolve in tears of joy..

I am not sure about the ragam of this song - I really wish I could identify ragams just by listening to the songs - but this one really has a similar flow of Inji iduppazhagi from Thevar magan.

Those of you who know to identify the ragams can help me out here. I have the song, lyrics and Nassar's speech on how the song was composed below. Surprisingly, its Valee who has come up with a very mild and mellifluous lyrics  :)

படம்: அவதாரம்
இசை: இளையராஜா
வரிகள்: வாலி
இயக்குனர்: நாசர்

தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது
என்ன வண்ணமோ மனசிலை
திங்கள் வந்து காயும் போது
என்ன வண்ணமோ நினைப்பிலை

வந்து வந்து போகுதம்மா
எண்ணமெல்லாம் வண்ணமம்மா
வண்ணமெல்லாம் மாறுமம்மா
உண்மையம்மா உள்ளதை நானும் சொன்னேன்
பொன்னம்மா சின்னக் கண்ணம்மா

(தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது..)

விவரம் இல்லாமலே
பூக்களும் வாசம் வீசுது
உறவும் இல்லாமலே
இருமனம் ஏதோ பேசுது
எவரும் சொல்லாமலே
குயிலெல்லாம் தேனா பாடுது
எதுவும் இல்லாமலே
மனசெல்லாம் இனிப்பாய் இனிக்குது

ஓடை நீரோடை
இந்த உலகம் அது போலை
ஓடும் அது ஓடும்
இந்தக் காலம் அது போலை

நிலையா நில்லாது
நினைவில் வரும் நிறங்களே

(தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது..) 

ஈரம் விழுந்தாலே
நிலத்திலே எல்லாம் துளிர்க்குது
நேசம் பிறந்தாலே
உடம்பெல்லாம் ஏதோ சிலிர்க்குது
ஆலம் விழுதாக
ஆசைகள் ஊஞ்சல் ஆடுது
அலையும் மனம் போலே
அழகெல்லாம் கோலம் போடுது

குயிலே குயிலினமே
அந்த இசையால் கூவுதம்மா
கிளியே கிளியினமே
அதைக் கதையாப் பேசுதம்மா
கதையாய் விடுகதையாய்
ஆவதில்லையே அன்புதான்

(தென்றல் வந்து தீண்டும் போது..)

And to those of you who haven't seen Nassar's speech about how this song was composed.. here you have it..

Monday, July 16, 2012

25 things I learnt in 25 years

So here I am starting my manhood without the world noticing (July 15th saw me turn twenty five). Yet another 25-something person who goes to work, pays rent on time (most of the time),loves watching movies, doubts the existence of god, open to almost everything, listens, recently lost interest in wearing watches and grown interest in tub-baths.

Having lived all these years and being touched by so many lives, I have learnt few things.Few trivial bits of learning that made me. Some of these took me 3 minutes to learn while most of them took from 2-24 years!

As every fervent blogger does, Im jotting down all those little things which I have learnt through life. Few of this could be preachy, few dumb and few others, really really dumb. But all is said with good heart. I dont know if I should number it. But still I did, just to keep count. If you want to rank it that way, it won't make much sense I tell you.

If the word ‘you’ ever appears in this list of learning, please rest assured that I am referring to myself.  I’m still learning… you, surely, are good as gold. 

1. No one can really hold a secret! NEVER EVER! So if you want to confide in a person, please know so that your little secret is out and you might find it in a piece of paper that you use to squeeze out the oil in bajji in the roadside stalls. And if they do keep a secret, they are crazy. Please don't be friends with them!

2. Having said that, please have a person to whom you can confide to. It is not necessary that you will have to confide everything to the same person. They have their own lives to take care. Pick and choose your friends,family to confide. This will keep you sane!

3.The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers. 

4. Nobody is normal. 

5. A person who is nice to you and rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

6. No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. You can most likely ignore them.

7. If you are 25 and have not lived atleast a year outside your home, without your parents, your life is screwed! Big time!

8. You are not inherently patient. Its always a work in progress!

9.It’s okay to fall apart for a little while.  You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well.  You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears.  The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again. And if you find yourself uninspired, watch a TED talk. It helps tremendously!

Example:  Brené Brown's TED Talk on The power of vulnerability

10. The happiest people I know keep an open mind to new ideas and ventures, love good music, good books, good pictures, good company and good conversation.  And oftentimes they are also the cause of happiness in others – me in particular. Don’t become too tied to a type.  Visit a plethora of places, read different genres of books, interact with a variety of people, listen to music you think you might hate.  What you will learn will enrich your life, even if you didn’t enjoy the experience.

11. You are always judged, there is no escape!

12. Apologize sincerely. You will always be forgiven. People are good. But... don't be too late! They expect you to be good too.

13. Those little things in life, there's nothing bigger.  Sometimes the moment that mean the most to you are not the big planned events, but the small things that happen when you least expect it.  Take care to not miss those. Like how my room mate cut a little cheesecake for my birthday. It was just me and him.. But it was happiness nevertheless!

14. There can't be a better gangster movie than 'The Godfather'. And please watch Inception as many times as possible! :)


15. Negative people can not make you happy.  If you cannot help them turn their attitude around they will probably turn you.

16. You most likely never end up doing what you want... but realize its always too early to give up on your dreams.

17. Saving money is a pain in the ass! When you have money, your car eventually breaks down!

18. If you make a choice, don't regret after having made the choice! Believe me, that has kept me sane for all these years!

19. A guy and a girl can never be just friends, unless one of them is already committed..  Two girls can just never be friends.. unless they are equally jealous of each other - or equally dumb! 7 guys can live cordially in a two bedroom apartment, not matter what!

20. If there is a beginning, there is an end. And at the end, you are left with nothing but memories. Make good memories!

21. Pain is good, suffering is optional and change is inevitable!

22. Nobody accepts you, as you are, except your parents.

23. If electrical/electronics appliances are not working, turning it off then on again is a good way to fix it. Especially if its an Apple product!

24. If a person wants to be a part of your life they will make an obvious effort to do so.  Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay. Simply put - Your friends will be there and love you anyways.

25. Nothing really matters!

...... well, I do have lot more to share.. but this is enough I guess. Thanks for your wishes guys. It was a very humble birthday that I had yesterday. Thanks again.

PS: Sorry if I had not picked up your call. My cell phone is messed up!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

கவிதை அல்ல.. ஆக்கிக்கொள்ளலாம்... - 12

கருப்பு HB பென்சில்  கொடுத்து 
வானவில் வரையச்சொன்னேன்,

மழையை வரைந்துவிட்டு
"பினிஷ்ட்" என்றது குழந்தை..

"வானவில் எங்கே?" என்றேன்
"மழை நிற்கும் வரை இரு
வானவில் வரும்.." என்றாள்! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Why is it so terrible and why it is still important to go on?

   To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, 

   Creeps in this petty pace from day to day 

   To the last syllable of recorded time, 

   And all our yesterdays have lighted fools 

   The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 
   Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player 
   That struts and frets his hour upon the stage 
   And then is heard no more: it is a tale 
   Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
   Signifying nothing.

I so happened to read this piece of poetry from Macbeth, Shakespeare. Before I blabber on with whats in my mind, I should explain what this means to you. I know its a bit straight forward piece of poetry on setting the scales with Shakespeare's entire work. But still...

Each day creeps after another in some trivial way (life is meaningless) and time in all its details, is being noted down, ready for Judgement Day. Our past has done nothing but show fools the way to death. Life is a brief candle. Life has no importance, since it is a shadow.

Life makes no impression, just like the inadequate actor who spends but a short time on stage and then disappears, making no impact. Life is but transient. It is only a story told by a fool, full of sounds and fury but means nothing. 

Basically the soliloquy is well-known for its despondence at life. At this point of time, in the novel, it matters not to Macbeth whether he lives or not. "Life is meaningless" will be the shortest translation of this soliloquy. 

Now I have a question to you all.. is it just me or every one conscious about this? Speaking for myself, I got this clarity at around 18 and it becomes increasingly more evident as you  get older. 

When I was younger than what I am now, I had a feeling that how important everything is and how things have to go right - your job, your career, your choices and all that. And then after a while, you start to realize that, its just can't be perfect... its Ok to make mistakes its Ok to go wrong and (- taking the big picture here -) eventually we die!.. Eventually the sun burns out and the earth is gone ..all the stars and all the planets in the universe goes away - disappears and nothing is left at all!.. no Mozart .. no Shakespeare.. no Sujatha.. no Nolan.. No Allen.. no Kamal.. no jam.. No wars.. no peace.. no economy..Its just an empty space.

And when you start to think about it, the words of Shakespeare - makes absolute sense - 

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 

   Signifying nothing.

Its just going down! 

When you think about it, its just happening over and over again! - Every hundred years, the people on earth is flushed down and earth is left with a whole new set of people - all the Indians, Americans, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, the rulers, every person who is making our lives miserable and happy - are replaced - in the next hundred years. But every set, goes through the same worry, anxiousness and rage!

So it seem like a big meaningless thing.

But, you can't actually live your life like that. Can you? Because if you do, you just sit there and wait for your death. Why do anything, why get up in the morning and do anything? Finally it comes down to this question - why live and whats the meaning of existence? 

It differs for every individual. For those among us who is devoid of any basic amenities in life - acquiring them could only be their drive to live. Sad as it is, that can't be denied. They can't (and should not) have all these nonsensical thoughts. But for people like us - to those we know that the food and shelter are guaranteed, is it not our duty to try and figure out, why given this terrible fact, this meaningless end of everything, do you want to go on living? What and why do you care about anything?

Don't we have the responsibility to try and find, knowing the truth, knowing the worst, not giving ourselves a fake heaven and hell nonsense, why life is still worthwhile!? That IS a tough assignment even to explain to somebody who's primary concern is - for instance - their salary, their food, their promotion, their credit scores, their car, the worry about how to face the society, the social status and its own evils - and many many MANY other trivial things. At times, yes,even I am concerned. That is vital for survival.. not for existence! We are not cockroaches, right?

 I wont deny some survival necessities... but I do that knowing that I am growing. I don't see in most of us even the slightest clue of growing up.. even in grown men/women!

By this time should we not have come out of our boxes and be open? Why is still for most of us, the most trivial things are of concern? Shouldn't we have evolved by now?

I realize this is the single most abstract post I have ever written and I know its not coherent enough and all the questions are debatable and open ended. For most of them, there is no answers. But if you have not given a thought about why existence itself is so terrible and why is it still important to give it a shot... please do. It is essential Because we are living in our own hallucination of reality!


Reflecting this anger of Shakespeare, It is interesting to know our own Mahakavi has the answer for that...

உண்மை யறிந்தவர் உன்னைக் கணிப்பாரோ?
திண்மையுள்ளாரை நீ செய்வது
மொன்றுண்டோ !-மாயையே! 

எத்தனை கோடி படைகொண்டு வந்தாலும்
சித்தத் தெளிவெனுந் தீயின்முன்

என்னைக் கெடுப்பதற் கெண்ணமுற்றாய்
கெட்ட மாயையே!-நான்
உன்னைக் கெடுப்ப துறுதியென்

சாகத் துணியிற் சமுத்திர மெம்மட்டு
தேகம் பொய் யென்றுணார் தீரரை யென்

- மகாகவி பாரதியார்

Having blabbered everything and put all the questions forth, now its the time for the last one.. Is Bharathiyar greater than  Shakespeare ? :)