Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Boo and Randum Magus have awarded me the thinking blogger award. Thank you both, first of all for giving me this award. I have been walking a few inches above the ground since I saw their posts linking my blog. I never thought Kombai stories will go this far. This encourages me to write more on Kombai.

Five blogs that make me think would be:

1. Madura: Her posts on sex education did a great good to many. I admire her guts to be able to discuss about those issues.

2. Sujai K: He writes on many issues. My all time favourite is his para on teaching

I think there are two types of teaching- Intentional and Unintentional. Intentional teaching involves parent consciously teaching the kids- like how to pray, or ride a bicycle, eating habits, etc. Unintentional teaching could be dad smoking, mom scolding the maid, dad upholding secular principles while talking to others, mom talking negative against certain religions or caste, dad throwing garbage on the streets, etc. This kid who is trained to believe everything his parents teach also acquires these prejudices and habits without questioning them. While some kids are taught to reevaluate their learning, most others inherit all their parents’ prejudices. For those who do not reevaluate, their ability to acquire new learning also diminishes and they continue to harbor the same prejudices all their life. If needed they fight vehemently and vociferously, blinded by faith. They do not know what they do not know and hence they seem to believe they know everything.

3. Prakash (Tamil Blog). More than his posts, his comments in Tamil blogworld reflect his views better. He says that the blogworld changed his views on many issues for better. :-)

4. Narain (Tamil Blog) He writes infrequently. Couple of his post on feminism can serve as a sample here: சிலுக்கு சுமிதா புராணம் and போர்க்கும் கொஞ்சம் பாயாசமும்

5. Ilavanji (Tamil Blog) He has shown that he has the ability to reevaluate himself. He has amazed many with his honesty. He knows his boundaries, accepts his limitations, believes in certain lines and values and never hesitates to giving it a try to cross them ;-)

If you choose to pass this award on, these are the Thinking Blogger Award rules:
This award was started here.
You have to award five others whose blog you think deserve this award.
Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.
If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all — blogs that really get you thinking!


Michelle said...

hah! We both posted the same day! :-)

இளவஞ்சி said...


டேக்கியதற்கு நன்றி!

திட்டாதீக! இந்தமுறை கண்டிப்பா எழுதறேன்! :)

Madura said...

That feels fantastic!
Thank You.

Sujai K said...

Feels good.
Thank you.

Michelle said...

Hey - I've picked you for another award I think you deserve! :-)

prema rocks! ;-D