“WEED APPRECIATION DAY”- 28th March

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In the wonderful creation of the Lord Almighty
Trees and plants, weeds and bushes play a role to make mighty
The world; unfortunate that we feel the weeds are useless
Every creation of the God never purposeless!

Weeds there are among food crops as among men and women
Need to be got rid of by all means lest crops do not grow
Weeds among the humans to be removed lest society
Stands to suffer-Good weeds are there all around aplenty!

World “WEED APPRECIATION DAY “is today twenty eighth
Common weeds provide benefits many; oxygen we breathe
Offering food and shelter to birds-co creation sure
Let us hug and water our weeds, fertilize them quite pure!

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“WORLD THEATERS DAY” 27th March

Whole world is a stage and we act our roles assigned
Philosophically a valid statement found.
Whole world have theatres in hundreds every where
Many fail to develop men’s mind any where!

Half a century ago the day was created
By International Theater Institute
Founded by UNESCO earlier- role to be played
To promote international harmony- a tribute!

Theatrical presentation to have noble
Theme and content to achieve the purpose stable
On this day, let Indian theaters too promote
And make our society truly catholic and great!

 

I am glad to share with you that with the 145th view at 17.30 hours of yesterday viz Sunday the 26th March 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS has crossed EIGHTY FOUR  THOUSAND (84000) on the 737th day and 800th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 16

With the grace of the Goddess of Learning Shri Saraswathi sitting on the white petals of the Lotus with her Veena on HER hands, the grace of Saint Thiruvalluvar, Bharathiyar and Mahatma Gandhi and the support of 57000 viewers from more than 200 countries (views exceeding 83000), the Tale of A Blogger continues and today it is Part 16 heralding the EIGHT HUNDREDTH (800th) post in 737 days.
Esteemed viewers may kindly recollect Part 15 on the 750th post was published on 5th February 2017.
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Prasad commented on TALE OF A BLOGGER PART 15.
N V Subbaraman in his ENVIUS THOUGHTS desk after retirement One, two, three Four, Five, Six Seven, eight, nine Ten,
Laurels achieved by you are always a matter of joy.Tale of the blogger 15th part is culmination of a great poetic journey.Awards given, rewards got mentioned like Flamingo poets meet, Kavi nilavu conferred , Efflorescence, Ambassador s of peace are rightful events of ecstasy.
The photographs are nice Congratulations, sir.
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Very Informative and interesting read for a new comer like me. Thanks Vasantha Vivekananda.
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Muthu Ayyar. Congratulations, Sir. It was very much inspiring to me your article Tale of a Blogger – Part 15. I felt as if I was watching a Documentary Film while I was going through the whole article. Thanks.
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V M MUTHU
My heartfelt Felicitations & Congratulations for your Tale of a Blogger Part 15
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T. Ramamurthi
Tale of a blogger is unique it self in presenting the synopsis in a humble and effective way and conclusion as simply enough. Feeling as vop and not as vip and starting with nursery numbers to matured 75 kavinilavu is blossoming impressively. I feel my schedule is incomplete without daily going through the thoughts under envious thoughts. With greetings.
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Uthayamurthi
The indomitable will to excel in all fields is still in the forefront, notwithstanding the imprint of age!
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Shri OKR Sivanganam
It ‘s nice of you that with seriousness you are following the pattern of posting your series ‘Tale as a Blogger’ as Sunday Story at the end of every 50 Posts you make!
Part 15 appeared on 5/2/17 gives more statistical data supporting your experience gained between the current and the previous one!
You’ve very nicely covered the proceedings of the Annual Seminar on English Poetry, conducted by the prestigious Chennai Poets Circle on 29th Jan, 2017!
You’ve duly lauded Dr. Krishna Srinivas of the ‘ Poet Journal ‘ as the inspiration for the launching of your ‘ Young Poet ‘, intended rightly as a gift and platform to the young poets to bring in their poetic prowess to the lovers of verse as distinct from prose!
You’ve referred to the definition of literary language penned suitably by Dr. T Sriraman, formerly the Professor of English and Foreign Languages University, Hydrabad!
Yes, a distortion from the normal pattern enhances for sure the aesthetic sense in the readers of a literature of this sort!
And careful and judicious introduction of varied styles through extensive exploitation of resources of a language lends fresh angles for enjoyment!
Everything under this great Universe evolves stage by stage, and English Poetry is no exception, as reportedly revealed by Dr. Ganesh!
That the seminar had seen the anthology of 97 poems in the Efflorescence 2016 must have been its highest achievement!
And the poets do not mind going the extra mile to present their poems that are capable of easily reaching the heart of a poetry reader!
And the Chennai Poets Circle is going to be beautified with one more entity through your renewed association!
During the period 5/2/2017 when the Tale 15 was posted and this day, not much of significant events to report, have taken place.
Yet I would like to share with you that a poetic Journal “YOUNG POET” has been in publication as a millennium gift to the young poets(since converted into a e-magazine) edited by this Blogger since the year 2000 where the poems of young poets- by definition less than 25 years of age get a platform for publishing their poems and so far more than 200 poets have come up and many of them have become senior poets! A reference has been made about this “YOUNG POET” in the revciew of Shro OKR Sivanganam in his VIEWER’S VIEW Part 12 quotes earlier above.
Another Management monthly e-magazine edited at my end, by name IMPACT has seen its 16th issue on 15th March this year. IMPACT stands for INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND CREATIVE THINKING.
One of the leading Tamil writers-Sahitya Academy Award winner –Ashokamitran passed away on 23rd March in his residence at Velacheri, Chennai. My journalist son from Bangalore was requested to make a write up on the versatile short story writer and novelist. The same is given below for the pleasant viewing by the ENVIUS THOUGHTS followers.

Ashokamitran, a colossus constrained by a small stage
Ramnath Subbaraman
MARCH 24, 2017 01:06 IST

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Universal quality of Ashokamitran’s writing endeared him to his readers

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Henry Kissinger once said of Lee Kuan Yew that he was “a big man on a small stage who in other times and other places, might have attained the world stature of a Churchill, Disraeli or a Gladstone”. I think that applies to Ashokamitran too. If he had been writing out of New York or New Jersey and in English, he would have attained the world stature of a Philip Roth or John Updike. But the fact that he mostly wrote in Tamil, and mostly about south Indian cities restricted his audience. However, that constraint didn’t take anything away from the universal quality of his art and vision.
He once said good writing should unite people. His writings — short stories, essays, novels, and even his interviews — did exactly that. By focussing on ordinary people, by capturing their everyday struggle, by celebrating their heroism, he built bridges. I discovered Ashokamitran a bit late in my life, only after my college. I fell totally in love with his writing and with his style. Reading him was like taking a walk around the city with a wise man, looking at the scenes he gently points out, things you would have missed in the normal course. At the end of the walk, you find yourself loving people around you a bit more.
I have had only one close interaction with Ashokamitran. Back in 2002, I had a chance to meet him in the lobby of Taj Connemara after a literary event. He was about to leave. I could have said a hundred things to him, but I asked if I could drop him somewhere. I shouldn’t have. The old, rickety motorcycle I had at that time used to stop every few hundred metres, and wouldn’t start unless I kicked the lever a dozen times. That’s exactly what happened as he sat in the pillion while I took him from the hotel to DMS bus stop, about two kilometres away. Buses and cars dangerously whizzed past us. I was getting tenser by the second. But he was calm, almost as if watching a scene from one of his short stories. It had a calming effect on me too. I can feel it even today.
(Ramnath Subbaraman is a journalist based in Bengaluru and a fan of Ashokamitran)
Now some data on the progress made by ENVIUS THOUGHTS during the last 50 posts.
STORY OF THE VIEWS
Part Post No. Date Total Views
Part 11 550 24/7/16. 49983
Part 12 600 11/9/16 57730
Part 13 650 30/10/16 . 65513
Part 14 700 18/12/16. 72400
Part 15 750 05/1/2017 78450
Part 16 800 26/3/2017. 83800
Time taken for every thousand views since the last TALE on 05/01/2017:
72000 crossed on 18/12/16 693rdh view. 8days-
78450 crossed on 05/01/2017 750th
79000 10/02/2017 755th 5 days-
80000 18/02/17. 763rd 8days
81000 28/02/17. 773rd. 10days
82000 09/03/17. 782nd 9days
83000 19/03/17. 792nd 10days.
While on the point of VIEWS, I have to report that to my great delight, 27th January recorded the highest day’s view of 299! I do not know when and whether this figure of 299 becomes obsolete!!!!
Thanks in tons for your continued support to ENVIUS THOUGHTS and looking forward for more in future. Bye till tomorrow!

 

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I am glad to share with you that with the 145th view at 17.30 hours of today viz Sunday the 26th March 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS has crossed EIGHTY FOUR  THOUSAND (84000) on the 737th day and 800th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

NO LIMIT FOR “EXPRESSION OF LOVE”!

Yes; I am a blessed soul to get the love and affection, respects and regards from the persons with whom God gave me the opportunity to serve the great organization for almost four decades in different stations and different positions in the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA. After SIXTEEN long years since RETIREMENT, former colleagues remembering and expressing their love is indeed I deem as a great GIFT FROM GOD. After all a man gets all his strength from his kith and kin!. One such is my former colleague MR. KVVS Prasad at present settled in Vishakapatnam after retirement, a prolific writer and daily viewer of ENVIUS THOUGHTS and makes regular responses. They were consolidated and posted in the blog in several parts. .This post gives his assessment of RAMAN EFFECT and the responses it has evoked from a good number of common friends. All these reflect their love and affection, regards and respects for me. But I do hold very strongly that “NO LIMIT FOR EXPRESSION OF LOVE!” I am conscious of my limitations and I have to do a lot to deserve such encomiums from Shri Prasad and host of friends.
Great Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar would say:

Original in Tamil:
அன்பிற்கும் உண்டோ அடைக்குந்தாழ்? ஆர்வலர்
புன்கண்நீர் பூசல் தரும். (குறள் 71)
Transliteration:
Anbirkum uNdoa adaikkum thaazh? Aarvalar
PunkaNNeer poosal tharum.

Translation in English:
What bolt can bar true love in fact
The trickling tears reveal the heart.

Meaning:

There is no lock and key to hold and keep secret one’s love and affection towards the other; Those who love, their tears shed out of love will in fact reveal the sentiment to others.

Nostalgia: The Raman Effect!
Sri NV Subbaraman was Senior Divisional Manager in LIC and in charge of Kadapah Division when I was inducted in to his team as Manager (HR) two decades back. It was a Golden period for Kadapah Divsion. Subbaraman demonstrated what real HRD is! He treated every body with honour and dignity inspite of his enormous powers. Great ideas were sown in the minds of Team mates and cultivated. He accepted ideas with open mind and infused Team Spirit. He was spotless and pure. He was transparent in his mind and actions People and the Institution flourished. Soft spoken, God minded he endeared himself with all with his rare quality of public Service while in Office. I was fortunate to work with him.
Sri Subbaraman is a humanist ,an exemplary poet, a distinguished orator, a nature lover ,an animal lover, a bird watcher, a blogger, to name a few of his numerous qualities ! Subbaraman’s command on English is envious.His blog incidentally is named as Envius Thoughts.
A prolific writer Sri Subbaraman’s contribution to poetry in English and Tamil is outstanding. He has to his credit the Hyku form of poetry in English,Translated RabindranathTagores’ Gitanjali into Tamil , echoed Valluar’s voice in his Blog etc and the list is infinite ! He works almost 8 hours a day on his computer ,from his residence in Chennai on matters of Literary Interest.
Subbaraman retired from LIC in 2001 He has three sons ,well placed . Smt Renuka Subbaraman was his life partner .She was gentle and kind hearted and the secret behind Sri Subbaraman’s success and happiness. She was well read and as noble as Sri Raman. She used to be the first reader of Sri Subbaraman’s works. Smt Renuka Subbaraman passed away two years back leaving Sir alone. Subbaraman withstood this grief and takes solace in in his literary pursuit!
To write about Subbaraman is like trying to place a candle before the SUN.

Here are a few photographs of our beloved Shri N V Subbaraman, respected Madam Smt. Renuka Subbaraman and the self taken when I visited them in their abode at Chennai about a decade and more ago. I possess the same as a treasure and that infact triggered my thoughts and the result is this “NOSTALGIA-RAMAN EFFECT”.

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Jawahar Gupta, Muthuramakrishnan Krishnan Manjunath Yadav, MKDV Prasad, Rajeev Jha, Sam Murthi, Venu gopal, V.Vaidyanathan, Venkata Krishna, Raama Anjaneyalu, Anusuya Devi, S. Ramanathan, Ramanan, Herbert nelson, Harihara Subramanian, Venkata ramani, S V Prasad, G. Krishnaprasad, Ismail Baig, Ravi sankara Reddy, Veda Siva, Srinivasa Sabbu, Hema ravi, S. Ravi Sankar, BV Chandra keasan,Muthu Srinivasan, Ramanan, Rama Bhat, Sathya narayanan, Kailesh Shankar, N Rengarajan, ER Balaji, Akkini, Srinivasa Rao, Santosh Balaji and host of others have liked this write up of Shri KVVS Prasad.

Comments

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Srinivasa Rao Ryali It is very true as Shri KVVS
Prasad has explained the attitude of Shri N V Subbaramanji in his detailed letter. In 1995, I was ABM (Sales) of Hindupur Branch under the jurisdiction of Kadapa Division headed by Shri NV Subbaraman garu. I was also having close relation with our Sir as he encouraged me like anything in procuring good volume of Insurance New Business. I have no words to express my gratitude towards Sir.

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Rangappa Gudibanda G N
Really it was golden period.
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Sankaran Ramanathan:
Still good people are there
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Gowrisankaran Radhakrishnan:
Very much true. You have beautifully brought out the noble qualities of NVS Sir. He is like a temple tower which is worshiped by people like me far away from it. A great venerable personality!
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Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:
It was a great time to be associated with such a pious man .Words will fail to tell about him regards to NV Subbaraman sir
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Viswanathan Rajukannan:
I cherish my association with you
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Sankar Rao:
Still our memory is fresh and green as I was General Secretary, Iceu at that time. Really it is a golden periods for us. His human approach to problems saved staff members and ur active involvement is a real golden time to Iceu.(Insurance Corporation Employees Union)
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Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota:
There is no exaggeration in what our friends wrote about the ‘Raman’ Effect. I am afraid I do not have enough vocabulary to describe him fully…….
I too had the proud privilege of working under his dynamic leadership at Kadapa.
I have yet to come across another gentleman to the core like him, who is so soft spoken, God fearing, nature loving and above all with the human touch with which he looks at any issue.
He never brought any pressure on anybody and always allowed the subordinates to work with full freedom peacefully.
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Raama Anjaneyulu:
Very nice Sir
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Seshagiri Row Karry:
Really,we are proud to belong to a model employer which recruited youngsters of people who, over the years, long with their careers, groomed their talents and made the society, around them a well cherished place to live happily.
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Ramana Rapthadu:
After long 2 decades seeing madam and Prasad sir in photos at least thank you sir my pranams to you
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Venkata Ramani:
Well deserved compliments!
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Thangamuthu Subramanian:
Hundred percent true. He is a legend. We still try to learn many from him. Very proud to say he is our Guru and very lucky to work under his leadership.
We pray God to give him healthy life. We always want his blessings and advise. He is always GREAT!!
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Venkata Subbarao Katakam:
That period was really “SWARNAYUGAM” to kdp division
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Maramreddy Ravindranath Reddy:
What to tell about this perfect human being. I went to Chennai to his retirement function. I was presented with this beautiful clock .
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Psr Koteswararao:
Excellent
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Yanadi Setty:
I had an opportunity to be associated in that golden period in Kadapa division. I had so many instances to meet sir personally as Secretary of Residence association.The memories are still fresh and green. Really I was blessed to work in the days under the great leadership of Sri Subbaraman Sir.
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Sreenivasulu Manchikanti:
It was my fortune to be associated with sir. I used to call him as “Nadiche Devudu” (Walking God)
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Venkateswaran Anantaramaseshan :
Greatly inspiring.
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Bhagyanath Yezhuvath:
I first met Shri Subbaraman Sir when he came on promotion as AAO to Coimbatore Divl.Office.I fully endorse all the qualities attributed to him mostly by his Kadappah colleagues. He is a wonderful human being.
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Okr Sivagnanam:
Right encomiums paid on the legend Shri. NVS, through the beautiful words of Shri.Prasad!
The likes of Shri.NVS are a boon to the great Organization he served in various capacities while in service!
An inspiration to the effective leaders in the making!
A literary personality feeding to the different tastes of the readers!
A great man with the enviable motto: HELP EVER, HURT NEVER!
A humanist seen through his creations and never is failing to practice it- a practitioner for excellence!
A perfect role model to his followers!
And his service as an effective and successful blogger is commendable!
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Desikan Madhavan
Most outstanding .What he feels he has said.
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Dear Subbaraman ji, Namasthe.
Thank you for sharing the posting “Nostalgia: The Raman Effect” of Sri KVVS Prasad.
I worked in Kadapa Division while M/s PR Venugopal, Balakrishnan, V.Krishnan, RB Kishore
were leading the Division. Later on, part of it was bifurcated into Nellore Division. I learnt a
lot from the above leaders and some of the HODs too. In Nellore Divn. I could deal with challenging
work – settling SB and Maturity Claims one month in advance continuously for 2 years
(by sending the cheques) which was initiated at our Kavali Branch Office of Nellore Division.
It was Sri R.Gopinath DM, who put Nellore Division on the All India map of LIC, which was
an outstanding event those days. They were all “good old days.” We can not expect them back.
BSR Murthy

Bulusu Sita Rama Murthy (Retd.Manager/LIC)
10-8-27A, Raja Street,
KAVALI-524201 SPSR Nellore Dist.(A.P)
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Hari Kishan Choudhary:
It was nice to read Sh.Prasad’s post about Sh.Subbaraman. His literary output and achievements are really immense. I am so impressed as I had a chance meeting with Sh,Subbaraman at Trivandram about two years ago. That meeting had a profound effect on me and on my return to my home in Punjab I wrote about the meeting in our house magazine in an article “An encounter with a septuagenarian poet”. It was well received and I got many comments from his erstwhile colleagues some of them not even knowing his great literary achievements. I really consider myself fortunate to meet him and learn so much from him.. regards
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Dear Mr NVS
Delighted to see the message of Mr Prasad in his FB about you.
I fully agree with him about your qualities of head and heart.
Hearty congrats.
R Venugopal.
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Dear Prasad, When Sri Subbaraman Sir was SDM of Kadapa Division, I was Branch-in charge of Hindupur Br. I do remember his simplicity, discipline and helping nature. i got the opportunity to work under his leadership for a period of 3 years. May God bless him with good health, peace and prosperity. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to express my feelings about our Sir.
Yoganandamurhty, Bangalore.

Yes; there is no bolt for true love in fact and such expressions reveal the heart!

“KASHMIR TULIP FESTIVAL” IS TODAY

Tulips beauty at its best.

Kashmir the land of Nature’s great gift to the world
Through India my Motherland- written in gold
The whole of India that is Bharath is proud of
A part and parcel of sacred and holy Nation.

Nature’s beauty seen, heard and felt in every
Inch of Kashmir- in its gardens, temples, very
Many sacred mosques-for all to live in peace, poise
Joy and happiness all rolled into one -our choice.

Tulips the wonderful flower designed by nature
And gifted by God to the humanity-a flower
Of beauty a joy for ever-giving for all
Asia’s greatest tulips garden in Srinagar tall!

 

Asia’s greatest tulip garden in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY March 24

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In the days of Stone Age and earlier unknown were the deceases
Air and water unpolluted, population thin and healthy quite
Man lived in good health and happiness, peace and joy, habits healthy sure
What a great life and living it was in tune with nature’s bounty pure.

Pity world progressed fast thanks to development in many ways
Unfortunate the health of all the living beings got a blow
Diseases-killer ones like Cancer and Tuberculosis ruled
Medicines and treatments aplenty made all over the world!

“World Tuberculosis Day” is today-call by the great World Health
Organization – all over the world observed with the theme nice
“UNITE TO DEFEAT TB”- a killer disease once it was
Let us follow the rules of health and on this day unite and defeat!

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WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY March 23

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Seasons, the creation of Nature designed by God- Almighty
Winter, spring, Autumn and summer seasons four named by the mighty
People enjoy, suffer, happy, sad all depending on comforts
None can help but put up as it is great Nature’s making efforts!

Man tries to master the Nature- right or wrong unable to mend
Meddles with environment merciless –cuts trees for selfish ends
Jocularly said of the three bad seasons-hot hotter hottest
Angered Nature takes revenge- no use fretting and fuming at best!

Today is World Meteorological Day with the year’s theme
“Understanding clouds”- to make us aware of the enormous
Importance of clouds for weather, climate and water all over
Let us respect God and his creations of nature forever!

Clouds indeed   are central to weather observations and forecasts
One of the key uncertainties that defies study of climate change
To understand clouds affecting climate and the vice versa suree
Great day to think, brood over and manage the science of climate pure!

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