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I, Nirmaldasan, chose to stay well behind the times so that my life could be affected by an air of rustic simplicity. But the urban mainstream was not without its charms. Its current of temptations was too strong for me to resist. Else why should I seek a place on the Net?
I did my M.Phil under the guidance of Dr. Nirmal Selvamony. Titled 'A Quantitative Analysis Of Media Language', the dissertation discusses the strain index, a readability formula that I developed when I was a working journalist with The Hindu. Many of my articles have been published by Vidura, a quarterly journal of the Press Institute of India. My weblog Readability Monitor keeps track of plain language.
I have written more than 150 editorials on various media issues in Journalism Online. I have also written an article in Tamil titled 'Tolkappiam Chuttum Cheithi Iyal' at media studies.
The following links take you to some of Nirmaldasan's literary forays:
John Milton's Paradise Lost (retold), March 2013
Borrowed Robes (translations), May 2012
Silver Jubilee & Other Poems, June 2008
A Quiver Of Arrows, May 2007
A Pocket Book Of Rhymes, October 2006
tinai 1, July 2001 / tinai 2, November 2002 / tinai 3, 2003-2004
(co-authored by Dr. Nirmal Selvamony)
An Eaglet In The Skies, September 1996
Rocking Pegasus, July 2002
Literary Trivia & Curiosities, February 2004
The Enchanted Shirt & Other Scripts, January 2004
The Way Of Providence
The Roads We Take
The Seven Forms Of Free Verse
Indumathi's Tharaiyil Irangum Vimanangal
You may also check out the reviews of Nirmaldasan's poetical works. My bloggings will keep you posted of my latest thoughts and deeds. And here's my latest persona data