We thank you for your interest in the campaign. The response has been very good so far and we have received numerous phone-calls, e-mails and personal enquiries from various sections of people who have expressed outrage at the instances of moral policing in Chennai and other places in Tamil Nadu.
At the last meeting, held on 07.10.2005 at ‘The Amethyst’, 65 people participated. There was a general consensus that a long-term campaign should be initiated for protection of freedom of speech and expression, freedom of association and consenting adult relationships, and against moral policing.
It was felt that such a campaign should encourage an open and healthy dialogue on various issues amongst citizens, state agencies including police and political parties, students, professionals and NGOs on such issues. It was also decided that a series of events would be organised for this purpose. The first of such events planned, is a day long programme to be held on Sunday, 6th November, 2005(date is tentative) consisting of poster painting, theatre, puppet show etc culminating in a public meeting to be addressed by eminent citizens.
In order to discuss the organisation of these events and to plan further programmes there will be a meeting on Friday 21.10.2005 at ICSA (Jeevan Jyothi), No.107. Pantheon Road, (Opp. Egmore Museum), Chennai-600008.
[Phone No. 28261905 /28269244] at 6.p.m. We request you to attend the meeting and share your ideas and suggestions for taking the campaign forward.
Dr.Vijay Nagasamy & P.V.S.Giridhar
Reply to: sanerchennai[at]yahoo[dot]com
hey what happ to the disclaimers etc…
Does that include swinging-i mean exchanging wives ?(of course, consenting adults)…
that would make chennai more saner..what ya say…?
Does it include walking naked on road..? ( of course by ‘consenting adult women’ too)
that would make a free chennai…
Dei vennai…idhallaam poi kerala-vula vechukka…..Tamil nada pathi nee kavala padaadha…
I am an orphan….yaaru mei kedaiyaathu …so please with your consent bring your mother / sister along …i want them to make love to me… nammala maari aalunga thaan TNadu kku thevai machi … kutitu vaa maamu unnoda thangachia/akka/pondatia …. mathadha naan paathkuren!!!
i didnt know this is all consenting adults in ur family do! sorry pa, the world works a lil differently.
chennai is not tamil nadu da su… ni un velaiya paaru! ingae vaalu aatnay, vettiduvom! castration thaan!
we’re not worried abt tamil nadu’s society, im sure the rest of tamilnadu will develop a code for itself.
we’re only worried abt chennai, a society which is metropolitan, cosmopolitan even. the modern economy that thrives on IT, BPOs and globalisation…
**** the modern economy that thrives on IT, BPOs and globalisation… *****
Don’t you think the same politicians you are bashing now as moral police are responsible for that..? Shouldn’t you be more thankful for them ?
don’t you think they know it better…and who are you to judge chennai is insane?
****we’re not worried abt tamil nadu’s society****
Of course we can’t expect from a mallu to be bothered about TN as a whole. but who does actually?
But the politicians in tamil nadu have to take into consideration the last tamilian who comes from village too. We don’t want him to experience the cultural shock in his home capital as he may experience in, say NY. And Chennai is not only the capital but also the representative of tamilnadu.
seeing chennai seperate from TN is possible only by “outsiders”.
I think it must represent what the leaders of tamilnadu think it fit rather than in the name of cosmopolitanism, this “land of enduring heritage” must represent the values of those who come here for a living.
Regarding your comments as anon,( i know it is yours) but i just wanted to ask you the same question bcos you are the self-assumed champian of women’s cause.
dear anbu, cant believe that spamming me is ur full-time job. same old IP address… different names, u sure hate me, dont u??
but guess wat, u have to live with it!
and u ball-less racist bum, whoever told u I was mallu???
but then how can i expect a spamming idiot to know wat he’s talking about!
were u born in madras/chennai..r ur parents from chennai..may be u have a say..i can trace my great great grand’s from chennai and no place else..im a pucca maras mudaliar..madras belongs to those who were born there or call it thier own,and if somebody questions ur freedom or right u have to fightback as a madrasi or chennaiite..tamilnadu is a land where hospitality is immense..anybody and everybody is welcome to be a part of tamil culture and most of them do thier part to give back to thier land which they call home..MGR,Rajnikanth and so many others.and what these people r doing is protecting what they feel is thier right..so if u feel ur rights r being questioned go do something about it and tell ur politician friends to keep thier rules to thier house cos not every house live thier way .im a tamil,a chennaiite and i love my city and my rights.i love going to clubs and bars and wanna wear red shirts and want my kids to take cell phones to school ,in case some politicians or a cop comes to harass them inside the univ they can call thier parents or some honest cop.cos i dont trust even the chancellor..and yeah the politicians r doing good stuff..but its when they do bad t,they should be corrected..its stupid to say ohh he did good like 10 yrs back so its ok to condone him doing stupid shit ..and especially any sane guy will not overlook what this ramdoss and dalit guys r doing..while there r so many other important things they can do with thier power..like ask why so many tamils still dont have proper house..why so many tamils dont have proper electricity..why tamils do have clothes to wear..lets weigh these options..is a tamil guuy bothered that some rich chick is kissin her boy friend or that he is not getting his food.. so piss off goto ur gramam with all ur lady shouldnt do this or that crap..go tell u cant talk about premarital sex and let millions of tamils die because thats tamil culture.seriuosly man..cmon..u seem educated stop being so immature in name calling ur neighbours ..is this ur tamil culture..not mine..im not going to be like one of those small group of golti’s or mallu’s op kannadiga’s or whoever want to put down tamils let them..they jus jealous cos we good.good people among them will only try to be as one family.
sudish kindly try setting of some online signature thing so people who cannot attend the meeting can voice thier opinions through that which can be forwarded to the neccessary authorities.god bless chennai.
what hppnd to my comments?
I had commented something previously…??
no guarantee for anonymous comments! if i dont like, i delete! my place, my rules!
Vanthaarai vallavaikum tamizhnattala irrunthukinu ippidiya pesarthu? Rajini kooda Karnataka leanthu vantha Shivaji Rao thaan, see how he is the superstar of tamilnadu, the late MGR was a mallu, he made radical changes in tamizhnadu…why don’t you write them a petition too…if you are so bothered about tamizh, I am a tamizhian and don’t have hatred feelings like you…why do you want to swing your wife? not good hmm?…Already there are so many pichaikaaris/ pichaikaarans walking half naked on the road…why don’t you provide them some clothes?…If you want to drive out all the non-tamilians from madras…genetically if you are a little bit fair..then you are not a pure breed of dravida makkal…(I take it from you that you are not fair at all)…please do give your family history so that you have the right to say that statement yourself…What is tamil culture? First atha sollu…then you can start commenting on driving people out. Illaina poi quater adichitu kupra padu…. Going by your logic…if chennai is a part of tamilnadu…then tamilnadu is a part of India and India is a part of the world…if doing good is the motive…then it can be done only when there is freedom of speech?…I understand you have personal riavalries with suderman…he is not claiming that he is the self proclaimed whatever…He is just doing it for a cause he thinks is right…and I don’t have any reasons from you to prove your point(if you are making it)…you just want to drive people out of tamilnadu…and he wants to drive people like you out of his blog…whats wrong with it…He can implement it where as you cannot :)…and I also believe that he can implement radical changes…atleast he is trying instead of barking like you…kolaikira nai kadikathu, try your best.
Why do you even bother to respond to reacists and chauvnists? Those are not opinions that can be changed by logical throughts or aqctions, those are prejudices that can’t be lost by reading words on the screen. Doesn’t your stomach churn reading all that ugliness? Knowing there are people like that out there?
My train didn’t make it to chennai ont ime, so missed it. Will any decisions / minutes etc go up here? And are we creating some sort of webpage for saner chennai?
ps. word verification: ‘rytwrds’ 😀
hey i agree with the saner chennai concept..i will call ya and definitely try to make it…chennai rocks and i want it to be the best…
Though i dont want to comment anymore here and give this person a-good-riddance sigh, please note that i have put the the word outsiders within quotes. Living in a multi-cultural and muti-racial society myself, idon’t want to call outsiders but i’m sure about one thing…
when someone is living outside their cultures, they tend to have big-picture view of their own society, but hate and are critical of the society they live in. this is true of most people living outside their states in India.
It’s just not pride nut something more than that.
I do agree( but not fully) with V.S.Naipaul when he says multi-culturalism has become a “noisy fuss”.
Finally…for a goog riddance, i qualify my comment saying it’s “blacksheeps” not “outsiders”.
Thanks and sorry for wasting your space.
P.S: I never changed my name. it’s not even a nick. I am really Anbu Kumar and a great fan of Dr.Ramadoss.(if u want to know). No laughing please.
i wont laugh…definitely not through my mouth… pzzzzz….”fan of Dr.Ramadoss”
he he hehe 🙂 can’t stop laughing at the last comment Mr.Anbu gave..ROTFL :)…You are a fan of dogtor.Ramadass…enna orienta usha va or crompton greaves…Mr.Anbu first Panbu kathuko…Etho mike un kitta kudutha madri pesra…qualify this comment…Who is V.S Naipaul…he hehe :)…the name makes me laugh more…Nai Paul…ROTFL :)…”outsider”, “insider” enna da ollara…summa baba “blacksheep padriya” thanks for kicking out yourself from here…unnala mudinjatha pathuko…
PS: Yen paer China yenakku unnuru paerum irruku…
I think its Maruthuvar Ramadoss writing under the nick of Anbu. Hey, why would any sane person actually call himself a fan of Ramadoss ?
But looking at it again, this Anbu person does not appear sane anycase.
Just a simple request, Mr. Anbu or whatever you are. Take your chauvinistic / regionalistic attitude and shove it up you know where. Tamizh is several 1000 years old and so is Chennai. It can survive without your cultural hang-ups. I suggest that you go back to your Ramadoss controlled village and Have a Great Time by burning more trees !
Just dont call yourself a Tamizhan, call yourself a Ramadossan. You see, they are two different and opposite concepts.
you have hijacked the main discussion. whether or not i like Dr.Ramadoss is not very important. The point is, I strongly condenm those who support, for their vouyeristic pleasure, doing nasty things in public.
I try to be non-chauvinistic and non-regional…truly. But others simply never let me. when you are sorrounded by hooligans, you tend to become paranoid….
i wonder, why do people want to show “emotions” in public. People who can’t kiss their girlfriends in front of their parents, demand that they have right to kiss in public. The society is a larger family. Public place is not a brothel house.
the other day when i was going along with my parents on the beach, it was really embaraassing for me to look at the scene opposite….. A seemingly college gal and guy, i really don’t want to say anyhting…..
And, some people call this is “saner” chennai…Hell to their sane-ness.
I have no personal rivalry with suderman. On the contrary i have been reading him in the hindu for little more than 3 years now, bcos i liked it(he generally writes in page 2 and metro). But, of late, when he wrote about these recent issues, i really got pissed off.
That’s how i landed in his blog and got some worst-ever bashing…ellaam neram….
god bless all. thank you.
maybe u shd attend the forum and express ur concern… there is polarisation of attitudes happening in the society. the idea of the forum is to initiate dialogue with the other extreme.
the saner chennai is just a working title for the banner… but wat it stands for is “celebration of freedom of expression”… the biggest boon of democracy!
and democracy works thru personal choice. if u have a problem, attend the forum and tell us why you think what you think, maybe you ll convince us…
Saw this just now Suderman… 😦
Sudish, just want to know if the Anbu dude landed up at the meeting….