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Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

– Jalaluddin Rumi, Persian philosopher

Greetings! I am from Bangalore, India.

Peter Vas

Naveen Kumar, Flautist

Urban Bourbon – an illicit, home-made, inexpensive brew, gives a hangover when consumed in copious quantities! Kind of like my writings!


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  1. hi Peter,
    good to know about paravas from your article. i like to point out that , the song ‘elee keechan vanthachu’ song itself is written wrongly.
    keechan is a fresh water fish. paravas don’t eat fresh water or river water fish. they eat only sea water fish.
    in olden days, eating ‘aamai’ is a sin and who ever eats , wont allowed to enter the village.
    ofcourse No pork and No beef because you know, they were once hindus.
    and now a days people dont follows these customs.

    SM patankattiyar

  2. Hello SM,

    Thanks for your input. Yes, I was aware of this fresh water fish Keechan. Some of the cultural exactness is lost in the lyrics. But, I did find it interesting that the Tamil/Portugese term “Eley” was used here for the song.

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