JOY OF GIVING DAY-DIWALI TODAY!

A great day of joy and happiness for all- young or old
Poor or rich, learned or otherwise- for te brave and bold
Fireworks and crackers make them celebrate the day with joy
All over for the Hindus- nobles winning over evils!

Let us treat this mid day week as the JOY OF GIVING DAY
Giving all love and affection to all around us-pray
Lord Almighty to bless all with the grace, make us all pay
Respects to the old and have nots among us to enjoy!

Soundless Diwali yet quite bright and joyful for all
The sick and old, birds and animals mortally afraid
From the morn till night and days before and after-provide
Only joy of giving what best one can to others- Divine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOBEL PEACE FOR TERESA Day!

“Love all, Serve all”, “Help Ever, Hurt Never” -that is all
What I know on earth and what all I need to know- stand tall
No need for religion, religious literature
Society to practice and ensure a bright future!

It is not theory but practical one canb follow
We have many who have lived and shown others can follow
Mahatma Gandhi -Father of the Nation was there
Mother Teresa who lived among us born elsewhere!

This is the day- years-long thirty seven ago
Mother Teresa got her Nobel Award for peace
We are proud and she the beacon light shown with ease
The way to live a life simple and noble on earth!

WORLD FOOD DAY 16th OCTOBER

“INVEST IN FOOD AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT-WORLD IS ON THE MOVE”
Noble theme of the current year for the day “World Food Day” approved
By the United Nations’great “Food and Agricultural
Organization for the world to prosper with funds sufficient!

Great nationalist Poet from Tamil Nadu= Bharathiyar
Declared a century ago ” If an individual has
No food on earth, let us destroy the whole Universe” staunch he was
Unfortunate people die for want of food in countries many!

Duty of the Government and the society is to provide
Food for all- twice a day if not thrice- no death due to starvation
Ideal goal for accomplish- no cost too much-not to divide
The haves and haves-not, rich and poor- all need food no reservation!

 

 

 

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS VIEWS 1,11,111 !

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Father of The Nation.

ENVIUS THOUGHTS hits a beautiful number  1,11,111

I am glad to share with you that with the 107th  view at 17.00 hours today, Sunday   the 15th October 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  hits a beautiful NUMBER  ONE LAKH  AND ELEVEN THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (1,11,111) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 940th day and 1007th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

In commemoration, here is a special post:

 ‘ENVIUS THOUGHTS’ SCORE “1,11,111”!

“Envius Thoughts” registers a number beautiful

Passionate I am with numbers and views powerful

Gone mad with observing the number of views each hour

Recording the same in a diary- great honour!

 

In the history of Envius Thoughts holy day

Is today Sixteenth OctoberSeventeen-hey

One Thousand and Eighth post of my Beloved Blog sacred

Nine Hundred and Forty first day with patience achieved!

 

Total view score wears a beautiful figure happy

“ONE LAKH ELEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN”

Look at 1,11,111 from countries two hundred

And ten and more- all by the grace of Goddess Saraswathi!

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT HE WAS!

 

One of the largest democracies of the world-India that is Bharath- my Holy Mother land had a galaxy of great FIRST CITIZENS right from the time we won freedom under the noble leadership of our Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

  1. HE Babu Rajendra Prasad 1950 to 1962
  2. HE Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan 1962-1967
  3. HE Zakir Hussain          1967-1969
  4. HE V. V. Giri        5/1969 to 8/1974
  5. HE Fakruddin Ali Ahamed 1974- 1977
  6. HE B D Jatti        2/1977 – 7/1977
  7. He Sanjeeva Reddy                 1977- 1982
  8. HE Sardar Zail Singh         1982-1987
  9. HE R. Venkataraman        1987- 1992
  • HE Shankar Dayal Sharma 1992- 1997

11.HE  K R Narayanan                        1997-2002

  1. HE Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM 2002- 2007
  2. HE Prathiba Patil 2007-2012
  3. HE Pranab Mukherjee 2012 – 2017

 

Each one was great in his own way and the whole world acknowledged with great respect  not only because he/she was Indian President but for their intrinsic worth.

One of them Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam though came of a humble origin and means rose to the level of the President of India was born on this day in the year 1931- 86 years ago in the South of India and brought glory as a great Space Scientist and the First Citizen of India!

The other finer side of his greatness besides as a Scientist, is that he was a secularist, Universalist, lover of fine arts and music, a nice veena player!

With my personal experience I recollect and share with you though already done a couple of years ago.

A lover of Karnatic music Kalam  loved
My Tamil translation of Thyagayya’s gems five proud
Listened personally sung by great artists at night
Ten at Madurai at the artists’ humble home- a delight!

A noble first citizen of Bharath – our homeland
Moved so freely with all in simple style- made wonderland
Lives ever in the minds of all- on that great day
We pay our respects to him in all humility this day.

Yes; I had the opportunity of translating the five gems of keerthanas on the Lord Rama – of Thyagabrammam of Thiruvaiyaru at the instance of a learned scholar on visishtadwaitha  of Kanchi Mutt, Tanilnadu- infact our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurating Thyagabranha Adadhana in Thiruvaiyaru in the year 1963 expressed his desire that such  great keerthanas of the Saint composer in Telugu must be translated into other Indian languages for the entire nation to get benefit!

My translation of the same  into Tamil and rendered by One of the leading Karnatic music vocalists- Smt. Ranganayaki of Madurai accompanied by her husband Sachidanandam on violin and Dr. K Thyagarajan on Mridangam and brought out in the form of CD reached Dr. Kalam through a common friend. Dr. Kalam greatly delighted at the translation and rendition wanted to hear the songs sung in person and on 13th Februaru 2015, he sent word to the musicians in Madurai that he will be visiting their home on that night to listen in person to the Pancha rathna keerthanas!

“ It was on that day former President of India His Excellency Dr. Abdul Kalam visited a humble musician couple living in Madurai to personally hear the great Pancharathna Keerthanas of Thiruvaiyru Thiyagaraja swamigal – Thyagabrammam-in Telugu translated into Tamil from the lips of the karnatic musician accompanied by her husband in violin and a co-musician in Mridhangam.

Dr. Kalam has already heard the renderings in Tamil through the CD which he came across through a common friend. He said that he was so impressed by the translation and the rendition that he used to hear one gem each day. Now utilizing his visit to Madurai he wanted to hear right from the troupe directly! Of course the musicians who with great efforts brought out the CD were making efforts to render the Keerthanas in the presence of the former President who loves Karnatic music, our culture, our traditions, our literature et all with all his heart.

After fulfilling a few engagements in the city of Madurai, he planned to visit the musicians in the night and accordingly he arrived at their humble residence at 9.30 in the night and spent an hour. The musicians were in an ecstatic mood and delighted to have a great and noble personality in their humble residence. As the public saw the former President’s convoy entered the street, there was a big surge to have a glance of Dr. kalam who indeed is “காட்சிக்கு எளியவன், கடுஞ்சொல்லன் அல்லன்” எனவே சிறந்த ஆட்சியாளனாக விளங்கியவர், உலகமே வியந்து பாராட்டப்பட்டவர்.

As Dr. kalam arrived he was received with a shawl and the team that rendered the “five gems” of the Saint composer was duly introduced. As he was eager to hear the melodious rendering of “ENTHARO MAHANUBAVULU”- “எத்தனையோ மகான்கள் அத்தனை பேருக்கும் வந்தனம்” it was rendered by the team-vocal accompanied by violin and mridhangam. The prestigious guest heard the rendering with great attention and his body language expressed it all- he was so enthralled with the translation and the rendering. Then he openly appreciated the artists profusely and said the translation was ideal. For decades he has been hearing this ‘keerthana’ without understanding the full meaning and import of the song. He enquired about the person who translated the ‘keerthanas’ and he was shown the profile of the translator and Dr. kalam read it with great joy. He requested the artists to convey his appreciation and compliments to the translator.”

Yes, it was a great day for the musical party, -‘a day never to be got in life ‘!

 

Such was the type of a man was Dr. Abdul Kalam  whose birth day is today 15th October.

And hence this Sunday Story!

 

The Saint Composer Thyagayya.

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From left to right: Sachidanandam-Violinist, Ranfganayaki vocalist, Dr. Thiyagarajan Mridangist,  DR> A P J ABDUL KALAM being offered a shawl

 

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,11,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 121st view at 22.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday  the 14th October 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND ELEVEN THOUSAND (1,11,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 939th day and 1006th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

 

WORLD STANDARDS DAY

World Standards Day is today to honor the efforts of experts
Who set the standards in areas different for all to explore
Follow and standardize the Global economy to benefit
For the society to be safe and prosperous and be in profit!

Standardization is needed today more of humans than goods
Things and services as what the society sees today is in woods
Thanks to degradation in moral standards, fall in ethical values
Demonetization of principles noble unfortunate!

Let all of us on this day pledge to keep up the standardsin all
The areas affecting peace and poise, health and happiness tall
And within the selves keeping great values as our standards
That is bound to bring heaven on this earth with God’s grace- branded!

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,11,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 121st view at 22.30 hours today viz Saturday  the 14th October 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND ELEVEN THOUSAND (1,11,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 939th day and 1006th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

FRIEND WITH BIRDS (Part I)

In the great creations of the Lord Almighty
Birds are wonderful in its wonderful variety
A heaven indeed for the bird watchers pleasant
In its sanctuaries all over for merriment!

Following the Flowers  speak a few days back
Here are the birds who spoke to me – a nice cake!
 

Bat-it cannot-but we can: Why do you sport my name?
I said with pride: We have Tendulkars and Gavaskars!

 

Bulbul asked with a smile: Can you sing like me?
Said I with smiles: Yes we have bul bul dharas!,

Cormorant asked cryptically: Can you live like us?
Said I with my strength: You can not as much as I do in land!!!!

Crane asked of me with clarity: Can you climb up like us?
Said I with a penchant: Look at the aircraft flying over your head!

CROW

Crow asked with you joy: What do you think of us?
Said I politely: You are my conscience keeper!.

Cuckoo in its voice melodious asked: Can you sing like our tribe?
With a sense of pride I told: We have amidst us melody kings and queens!

Dove with its penchant told: We are the ambassadors of peace!
I replied majestically: That is why we lift you up and leave you in the air
To spread our message of peace and harmony every where!

Duck said happily: It is a pleasure to swim in water!
I replied  sadly: That is why and how we duck!

Eagle asked in its voice sad: Are you not happy with my sight?
I told in vain: Not like that but……………………………

Emu asked with pride: Why not you visit Australia to enjoy the view of our clan?
I said with pleasure: I shall come along with our cricketers  next season!

Falcon in its beauty asked: Are you ready for the game?
I said with fear: Yes ready but…………………………

Flamingo with a pride of its color asked: Are you envy of our color?
In joy I told : You are one of the lovely creations of nature in tower!

 

(To be continued)