"Thai Piranthaal Vazhi Pirakkum" is a popular saying in Tamil about the month of January or "Thai" in Tamil. It’s meaning in English would be something like this – "When January is born, a way will dawn".
The birth of January in the Hindu Almanack is in mid-January according to the Western calendar. It generally co-incides with the Tamil harvest festival called "Pongal" or "Thaippongal".It is usually a season of Thanksgiving and celebration.
Amidst the atmosphere of festive joy, it is also a time of individual and group reflection where the past is re-examined critically, present re-assessed pragmatically and future plans renewed optimistically. [click to read in full ]