This again is a post on modern Tamil literature. Presently there is a big war of words going on between Jeyamohan and the rest of the Tamil literature circle about his humorous barbs on Tamil Icons MGR & Sivaji Ganesan and to a lesser extent his articles on fellow writers. This post isn't about the current controversy.
Way back in 2004, I attended my first literary meeting, the first year anniversary of little magazine Uyirmmai. That is when I first met Lazy Geek. I wrote a blog post about that meeting. After the meeting, Lazy cornered Jeyamohan and waxed eloquent to him about having a blog. He didn't stop at that, he went on about how he learnt about Charu Nivedita's Zero Degree through blogs and started extolling Charu. Jeyamohan had a pained smile through out this. At that time I was unaware of the political working of the Tamil Literary World but sensed something amiss the way Jeyamohan looked. Now I understand why.
Jeyamohan's article on Charu Nivedita
Charu Nivedita's retort - pdf link
I consider Jeyamohan's Pin Thodarum Nizhalin Kural as one of the great Tamil Novels I have read. (I am sure that I lost my esteem in the eyes of a lot of Tamil Bloggers for that statement). Out of his humorous articles in his blog, I liked the one about Veda Sahayakumar the best, esepcially the last paragraph.