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Muktha – T.N. Seetharam (original post)

Posted on: ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ 27, 2005

Original post from URL: Muktha – T.N. Seetharam which is now an independent page.


I’ve never been much of a fan of Kannada serials, esp after trying to watch some typical family melodrama which my mother relishes, particularly the son-ditches-parents-after-marriage types. However some of the serials that I’ve seen over the past couple of years particularly in E TV – seem to be a radical shift.

The closest I’ve come to actually following a serial is undoubtably Muktha by T.N Seetharam. His tranquility in the most adverse circumstances is something I find pretty inspiring; I’d even say he’s a kind of role model.

Yesterday in the serial, an inspector almost arrests that lady (kid’s Ajji) but just by pure rational analysis he convinces the inspector not to do so. Both my mother and me really appreciated his incisive thinking.

[flashback: Earlier this week, I had a very bad fall in the rain while trying to catch the last shuttle in office and could barely walk. In the evening when I came home, with blood stained and dirty pant and painfully limping – the first thing my mother asked me of all things was – did you see God’s picture today morning!! And she was really angry with me that I hadnt!!]

Later on, after the serial, somehow that topic came back, she says a day depends heavily on what a person has seen in the morning.

Every morning she so kindly prepares breakfast and packs my lunch before I leave to work. She gave an example of a day when recently she woke up in a panic that it had become late for me. She didnt see the diety’s face that morning. On top of it she saw a particular photo (which she considers as bad luck to see first thing in the morning – but still feels obligated to put up on the wall anyway). Then while cooking that day she cut her hand and it bled quite a bit. She concluded that it proves beyond doubt the consequences of not seeing a diety’s photograph in the morning.

I tried to reason that
– she had forgotten to see the diety’s photograph
– she had seen some particular person’s photo (which she usually succesfully avoids seeing the first thing in the morning – though she’s still put it up on the wall out of obligation)

…only because her mind was already in a panicky absent-minded state. And it was because of this same state of mind that she cut her finger as well.

Therefore the root cause was her state of mind, and not what she had seen or not seen in the morning. I prompted her “Dont believe me, you yourself think about these simple facts”.

But without thinking she immediately said that I can’t disprove something that has been known for countless generations – that not seeing a diety’s picture brings terrible luck. (And also seeing some person’s photos as well?? 🙂 – but I didnt ask that!)

I said “how come you understand Seetharam’s arguments so well but you dont want to bother about mine?!”

She replied… “Oh, that’s only a serial!”

* Btw now my leg is better – no doctor nothing – I even played TT in the office.


7 Responses to "Muktha – T.N. Seetharam (original post)"

After commenting almost mechanically on the MUKTHA page day in and day out, felt like reading the original post!

And regarding the last part, got to share this bit with you. Remembered this incident when one day my aunty dropped a cloth which she was folding, and she exclaimed: “That means visitors.”

An argument followed as to how a piece of cloth can invite visitors bla bla and ended almost instantly. I say, most people will admit that there is no possible connection between dropping the cloth and the coming of visitors. The falling cloth could not have put the visit desire in the minds of people not present, and how could the cloth produce the desire to visit the particular person who dropped it? There is no possible connection between the dropping of the cloth and the anticipated effects.

In nearly every brain is found some cloud of superstition.

Hi Sanjay,

What’s wrong with the Blog Page? When I click on TN Seetharam’s Muktha, it says not found.

24th staturdayna hegappa madodu namage raja ilvalla
nanu sunday anthane tilkonidde
shubhodaya a very good morning to all hectic sunday three functions. Mr.Ravindranath (priyadarshini’s father in mukta)
stays in our area in fact very near to chaitannya’s house. This I came to know yesterday when I met him in a citzens meeting of our area. he made the prasthavika bhashana a very good one. meeting was good and actions to be taken on account of Brahut Bangalore Mahanagarpalike in our areas which were not under corporation earlier. a good initiative by our local rep. and meeting was well attended
Minchu will be good was the remark by him and he also indicated for a considerable period you will not see the old faces all seniors will make an entry later on only this is the decision of TNS.

24th alla Pranesh avare…25th. Sunday, bere yellu book maadbedi mathe.

Saturday functions illa because 3 of us are always working, neevu, namma Wikatakavi and me.

thumba thanks yako gottilla 24th anthne tilididde
it happens some times antharalla hage 25 antha tilidu kushi aitu nodona kayona hogona
tygaraja puandara aradhanege
usha avara manege

This page is now restored… atleast for archival purposes in case nobody visits it anymore! 8)

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