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Sunday, June 12, 2005

A blog & writer of note: Ammani

A blog & writer of note: Ammani

Very few people have the ability to capture profound emotions and thoughts in the simplest of words. One such writer is UK-based Ammani. On her now very popular blog, she posts short stories (that she calls Quick Tales) - each no more than a few lines that reach deep into the reader and finds a pulse that resonates in harmony. The elegance and simplicity is mind-blowing. On the personal blogs I frequent, few have made as much impacts as River or Ammani. Here are some of my favorites from Ammani's blog: Irony, Namesake, Photo, Bio-Data, An Expense, Bargain and Secret.

One of her Quick Tales (QT 16 - Secret) was translated to Tamil by the famous writer Sujatha (dialogue-writer for most of Mani Ratnam's movies including Roja, Kannathil Mutham Ittal and Ayutha Ezhuthu) in his regular column in Anantha Vikatan. That in itself, speaks volumes about her writing prowess.

Ammani's QT16 - Translated by Sujatha in Anantha Vikatan in Section Enakku Piditha Kavidhai

Blog on Ammani! Not long before a publisher picks these up for a compilation.


At Sun Jun 12, 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Arch Storm said...

i have read ammmani quick tales ... and they are totally amazing!:)

At Sun Jun 12, 11:20:00 PM, Blogger Balakumar said...

I agree Manoj! Hats off to her!! In fact, I thought "A" too was on a similar track with some of her posts.

At Mon Jun 13, 01:08:00 AM, Blogger ammani said...

Gosh! Such praise! I'm touched. Thank you. Warm regards.

At Mon Jun 13, 01:10:00 AM, Blogger ammani said...

Gosh! Such praise! I'm humbled. Thank you. Warm regards.

At Mon Jun 13, 06:26:00 AM, Blogger anand said...


I read it in Katradum Petradum and thought it was very cool. Time to add her to the RSS feed.

Thakns Bala.

At Mon Jun 13, 07:21:00 AM, Blogger Anjali said...

Hi Bala,
Kettu kettu atlast got it.Kalapadainthenmeanz tired.Wow hats off to ammani&quick tlaes and Bala for acknowledging it in his blog.I love all my blooger gang.Good one Bala.

At Mon Jun 13, 01:42:00 PM, Blogger maheshbalaji said...

Bala, i will say it in a very simple way.

Thanks for link to Ammani's blog! Really!

At Mon Jun 13, 07:48:00 PM, Blogger Lorena said...

thanks for visiting my blog. i will definitely have to check out these blogs.

At Thu Jun 16, 03:21:00 PM, Blogger thennavan said...

Bala, naan idhai paarthen. Ennaale paarthu paarthu chummaa irukka mudiyallai. That is why this small experiment on mine :-)

At Thu Jun 16, 04:25:00 PM, Blogger Balakumar said...

And a pretty good experiment Thennavan! :D

At Fri Jun 17, 10:49:00 AM, Blogger Random Access said...

Shes really great! A, now its ur turn to get published...Maybe i shud step into sujatha's shoes? ;)

Katradhum Petradhum kaiyalavu
Amma endraal pagal nilavu
Then-sindhum varigal vendridum salaippu
Endrendrum "ammani", "A" vin padaippu!

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

At Fri Jun 17, 01:23:00 PM, Blogger Balakumar said...

Dei RA, super da!!!! The "A"s will be impressed! I know I am!!! You should leave a translation in English too!

At Sat Jun 18, 12:36:00 AM, Blogger Random Access said...

Well, some things are really tuff to translate :( The depth is surely missing from what I tried...

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

At Sat Jun 18, 08:23:00 AM, Blogger Random Access said...

Are you going to Indy bala? Rev it up man!

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

At Sun Jun 19, 11:40:00 PM, Anonymous dijitalboy said...

Thanks Bala for the pointer to Ammani! with just a few stories read, I am very impressed...

At Sat Jun 25, 09:48:00 PM, Blogger thennavan said...

OT: Have blogrolled you :-)


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