TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 19

Blog author during his Cuddapah days

MARATHON BLOG
Yes, TIME is on a marathon!! ENVIUS THOUGHTS –this post is 950th. Just like that keying in My TRYST WITH LIC 885 days ago in February 2015 in my PC-TIME in its marathon beginning has come up to this stage! With another fifty posts, total posts will be ONE THOUSAND!(Tale TWENTY)

With every passing day, we see new skies, new horizons, new rains, new wind -nature in its absolute beauty –Divine manifestation!

This Tale 19 I believe must prove to be as interesting as the last 18- at the interval of every fifty posts. This time it is 950th post on the 884th day of the Blog.

In another 50 posts by HIS grce- the grace of the Goddess of LEARNING –Goddess Saraswathy- it will be THOUSANDTH. That is TALE TWENTY!

Some interesting Posts

Some of the posts had too much of emotional attachment during this period. And they are:

24th June post                    Strange Alibis

5th July                                Painful Luxury

12th July                             Fools First

16th July                            Week of Deaths.

3rd August                         Am I Sinner?

20th August                       Life’s Light Left

 

Man has to stand on certain principles and they have got to be followed under all circumstances. I remember my beloved father who reached his heavenly abode on 5th March 1987 = at the age of 87  was very very particular about his morning and evening walks. On the evening or 4th March 12 hours before his last breathe he had his 4 kilometer evening walk and as he came down from his first floor bed room on the 5th for 5 o’clock morning walk he sat down and passed away. Point is whether it is summer or winter, cold or rain – he will have his walk with an umbrella! Here is his son who was trained by him right from his age 5 for walks, today at past 75 finds light drizzles on the morning walk time, finds an alibi in the rain drops and  comes back happily to resume his sleep at 3-00am!

I pleasantly recollect my college days in karaikudi where Alagappa College was situated five miles away from my house and all the four years I used to walk 5+5= 10 miles irrespective of the season –both up and down- barefooted! Today I see the children in my colony from which the school is situated hardly 200 meters going by the school van or dropped in bike /scooter/car/luxury car! Unfortunate result is obese boys and girls at the age of ten! If this is not PAINFUL LUXURY what else can it be!

Next one- my noble father’s voice I hear from His heavenly home as I would have heard 1000s of time when he was physically with us:“Fools and rogues must be punished-FOOLS FIRST!”. I act very many a time even at this stage of my life and I have to be punished which I regularly have! Have a look at this post to know more about my FOOLISHNESS!

 

Death is not anything new on earth. Yet a continuous three deaths- of close friends all great scholars- is something that I could not take it easily and reconcile resulting in this post.

 

For the reasons quoted in this post I do feel I am a SINNER though some of my friends who viewed this post differ with me. What about you!?

 

Again the biggest tragedy struck me in my life when that “LIFE’S LIGHT LEFT” exactly three years ago on this day the 20th August.

TALE OF VIEWS

In every Tale right till now, I elaborately review the VIEW story since I consider itself to the measuring unit for the Blog. I deem it to be the approval for my posts. In that way August First was a red letter day on the life of ENVIUS THOUGHTS when the overall view score crossed ONE LAKH from 210 countries! This is how I communicated to my esteemed viewers first:

ENVIUS THOUGHTS” CROSSES 1,00,000 VIEWS

I am glad to share with you that with the 157th view at 20.45 hours today viz Tuesday  the 1st August 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH (1,00,000) on the 865th day and 930th post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

 

N V Subbaraman

6 August at 14:28 ·

This is a neighborhood news paper Anna Nagar Times Coverage of ENVIUS THOUGHTS crossing ONE LAKH MARK.

 

 

Following this, I had basketful of congratulatory messages through phone calls, g mails and face book! What greater Nobel award is needed for a blogger other than such encomiums?

 

On the day the news came in the paper, day’s views was 295 –the highest for a day since the Blog was launched! The earlier highest was 257 last August!

As of now overall views have crossed 1,02,000!

 

CPC MEETS

A very interesting observation by a great scientist reads: “Art and literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and society a rocket!”.

How true it has been proved! There are no eyes to enjoy the magnificent mountains and veritable valleys, beautiful night sky and ever bright stars, fantastic fauna and fanciful flora, dancing daffodils and revealing roses! There are no ears to listen to the melodies of nature, ennobling music and roaring sound of the waves along the coast of Bay of Bengal or Atlantic Ocean! No time to enjoy the reverberating flow of Ganges waters in the Himalayas and stirring verses from the Vedas and Upanishads, Quoran and Bible!

Fast moving vehicles, fast food, fast life- every thing fast- no time to stand and stare!

Notwithstanding the above scenario, there are silver lining in the literary world where we see the poetry lovers play viewers and prose gluttons  do go in search of journals and nooks, Meets and Seminars.

Here is one lovely organization called CHENNAI POETS CIRCLE where the members meet every month to present poems, analyze and discuss, organize annual Seminars where anthology is released, poems and papers on poetry are presented.

In the last CPC Meet held on 22nd July, I had the pleasure of participation along with Ms. S. Nivetha, youngest poet to present her poem.

Here is news coverage in the neighborhood newspaper ANNA NAGAR TIMES dated July 30th-August 5th 2017:

“17 year old S. nivetha, resident of 12/1045, Jeevan bima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension presented her poem –‘WINGS OF FRIENDS’- at the Chennai Poets’ Circle in the Meet held on 22nd July 2017, in Defenc 2
e Officers’ Colony Ekkattuththangal.

She was the youngest poet at the Meet.

Her grandfather N V Subbaraman also presented his poem ‘Freedom He Resented’ at the Meet.

Nivetha is pursuing her graduate course in Ethiraj College, Chennai.” .

 

ADDITIONAL ADMIRER

I very strongly believe that I draw strength from the immense Grace of the Lord Almighty and inspiration from my esteemed viewers and their responses. With 134 followers from more than 210 countries, very satisfying progress of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is the overall view score is more than ONE LAKH. By the grace of Goddess of Learning and the enthusiasm of the viewers, today’s post is 950th on the 884th day of the Blog!

Well, one of my new admiring viewer is Shri Vasudevan my erstwhile colleague in the Life Insurance Corporation of India and presently with his daughter in Toronto, Canada. He daily views the post and makes his comments regularly and a compendium of the same for the reading of my esteemed viewers was posted as Sunday story which was received well.

POSTS AND PICTURES
I always believe that simple words and sentences may in the course of time lead to boredom and dry. Hence I make ita point to post one or two images or pictures appropriate for the topic and content. Photos taken by my family members re put to use. and take refuge in GOOGLE GURU many a time. I am glad to give below comment that was received from one of the regular readers from Manipal: I am impressed with the amazing images/pictures your Blog posts carry day by day. My hearty congratulations. Please continue.”

I feel this much is sufficient for this Sunday Story-950th Post.
We shall meet as usual daily.

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,03,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 52nd view at 07.40 hours today viz Sunday  the 20th August 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND THREE THOUSAND (1,03,000) on the 884th day and 950th post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

INDIAN PERIODICAL Editor informs:
 Hi,

 Your submission has been posted in our latest issue, twitter and Facebook page. Check links below.

 http://indianperiodical.com/

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 Regards

Siddharth

Kindly select the content from the second link given above my article on BHARATHIYAR, read and make your comment on the space provided below the article itself to enable others to enjoy. Thanks.

N V Subbaraman

 

 

“LIFE’S LIGHT LEFT” THIS DAY-20th August

 

MY LIFE’S LIGHT WAS SHE.

My “Life’s Light Left” this day three years ago exact
Keeping me desolate among a crowd of greats-left
To fend for myself despite kith and kin with me
That is HIS will- Omniscient God- who loves me!

Together we were for more than four and a half decades
In thick and thin, in joy and sorrow near with her,
And away- far far away- leaving her to take care of  children
No murmurs, no expression of regret- all Mother’s grace!

The cruel hands of destiny and death carried away
My beloved better half-years three are gone
Gone with the times remaining every minute
In my thoughts with misery unbearable-absolute!

 

Seen off at Kadapa railway station on our way to Kolkatta to receive Micheal Madhsudhan  Academy Award twenty years ago.

 

 

Aug 19 -World Photography day

 

World Photography Day is today- a great day indeed
What one cannot see the actual –sees as good in need
Thanks to the camera invented, improved long ago
In eighteen thirtees- a lovely invention in the world!

People express and communicate sans words tht is great
Photographers of all shades share with the internet-treat
‘Selfie’ to day so small and cute in the grasp of fingers
A lovely machine that captures nice and beautiful-lingers!

Child born in Canada seen in India in minutes
The grand parents enjoy reclining in their easy chairs
Great indeed is the art and science of photography
Let us remember the greats and enjoy the FINE ART freely!

 

Selfie style!

 

August 19-World Humanitarian Day

 

August nineteenth –tomorrow is a great day-quite significant
“World Humanitarian Day” observed all over the globe
For all of us to think, to pen and spread, make the world with patience
To respect all beings-God’s creation with clear conscience!

Men and women are created by God the Almighty
To live and lead a life normal with kith and kin rightly;
But there are the beloved of God who work for the world
Sacrificing all in challenging situations bold!

Brazilian Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of age
Whose thinking, philosophy, dynamism and courage
Inspired all and timeless legacy for all to emulate.
Rightly United Nations dedicated this day to that great!

PARSI NEW YEAR DAY IS TODAY

Unity in diversity- that is my Motherland
India that is Bharath-ancient and holy land
Languages, traditions, culture, climate all different
To others, people as such are never indifferent!

Today PARSI NEW YEAR- linked to Zorastrianism
Yearly renewal of everything in the Universe!
Maharashtra nd Gujarath- main States to observe sure
Special decorations in and out of the houses-pure!

After breakfast all together visit the Fire Temple
During the visit think of good and bad in the year
Resolve to do only good in the year new by HIS grace
Start the happy New Year with thoughts, words and deeds good to face!

WORLD MOSQUITO DAY-20th August!

Mosquito 2007-2.jpg

Coil, liquid, paper, net, spray, ointment-what not
All to save us from the mosquito menace-rot!
In the creation of the Almighty here is one
Called mosquito-poor or rich- purpose seems to be none!

In His creation every little thing has
A purpose to serve which is to annoy you and me!
But serves as food to birds, frogs and others to eat
Another is to multiply their clan and meet!

The tiny mosquito rings, sings as night falls
To some it is music who have the ears to enjoy music
To many it is nuisance plain and simple spoiling sleep
It is all in the ears of the beholders and listeners!

Malaria, Dengue, encephalitis – my Lord
For what else you hve created this species, God?
Cleanliness, neat environ, no waterlogging
It defies all and shows its might- we are struggling!!

SALUTE TO THE TRICOLOR!

 

Today it is seventy first Indian Independence day. For any Nation THE  most important SYMBOL is its NATIONAL FLAG. It is therefore rightly hoisted on our Republic Day by the President of India and on the Independance day by the Prime Minister at the Center and their counterparts in the State Capitals by the Governor and the Chief Minister  respectively.

In that way today’s ENVIUS Thoughts carry the greatness of our TRICOLOR  in the words of Mahakavi Bharathiyar greatest national , patriotic poet from Tamilnadu’s vision of National Flag and his scintillating  song in Tamil and its translation in English: Bharathi passed away in the year 1921!

In Tamil
தாயின் மணிக்கொடி பாரீர்!

தாயின் மணிக்கொடி பாரீர்! – அதைத்
தாழ்ந்து பணிந்து புகழ்ந்திட வாரீர்!

1.ஓங்கி வளர்ந்ததோர் கம்பம்- அதன்
உச்சியின் மேல் வந்தே மாதரம் என்றே
பாங்கின் எழுதித் திகழும் – செய்ய
பட்டொளி வீசிப் பறந்தது பாரீர் !

2.பட்டுத் துகிலென லாமோ! – அதில்
பாய்ந்து சுழற்றும் பெரும்புயற் காற்று
மட்டு மிகுந்தடித் தாலும் – அதை
மதியாதவ் வுறுதிகொள் மாணிக்கப்படலம்

3.இந்திரன் வச்சிரம் ஓர்பால் – அதில்
எங்கள் துருக்கர் இளம்பிறை ஓர்பால்
மந்திரம் நடுவுறத் தோன்றும் – அதன்
மாண்பை வகுத்திட வல்லவன் யானோ?

4.கம்பத்தின் கீழ்நிற்றல் காணீர் -எங்கும்
காணரும் வீரர் பெருந்திருக் கூட்டம்
நம்பர்க் குரியர் அவ்வீரர்; -தங்கள்
நல்லுயிர் ஈந்தும் கொடியினைக் காப்பர்.

6.அணியணி யாயவர் நிற்கும் – இந்த
ஆரியர் காட்சியோர் ஆனந்தம் அன்றோ ?
பணிகள் பொருந்திய மார்பும் – விறல்
பைந்திரு வோங்கும்வடிவமும் காணீர்

6.சேர்ந்ததைக் காப்பது காணீர் ! அவர்
சிந்தையின் வீரம் நிரந்தரம் வாழ்க!
தேர்ந்தவர் போற்றும் பரத – நிலத்
தேவி துவஜம் சிறப்புற வாழ்க!
TRANSLITERATION

Thaayin maNikkoti paareer! – adhaith
Thaazndhu paNindhu pukazndhita vaareer!
1. Oangi vaLarndhadoar kambam -adhan
Uchchiyin mael vandhae maatharam enrae
Paangin ezhuthith thikazhum – seyya
PattoLi veesip parandhadhu paareer!

2. Pattuth thugilena laamoa! – adhil
Paayndhu suzhatrum perumputar kaatru
Mattu migundhatith thalum – adahi
Nriyaadhav vuruthikoL maaNikkap padalam

3. Indhiran vajjiram oarpal – adhil
EngaL thurukkar iLampirai oarpaal
Mandhiram naduvurath thoanrum -adhan
MaaNbai vaguththida vallavan yaanoa?

4. Kambaththin keezh nitral kaaNeer – engum
KaaNarun veerar perunthiruk koottam
Nambark kuriyar avveerar; – thangaL
Nalluyir eendhum kodiyinaik kaappar.

5. ANiaNi yaayavar nirkum – indha
Aariyak kaatchiyoar aanandham anroa?
PaNigal porundhiya maarbum – viral
Paindhiru voangum vadivamum kaaNeer.

6. Saerndhadhaik kaappadhu kaaNeer! avar
Sindhaiyin veeram nirandharam vaazhga!
Thaerndhavar poatrum baradha – nilath
Dhaevi dhuvajam sirappura vaazhga!

TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH

Look at the banner of Mother;
Come and humbly adore and extol it.

Tall stands the mast, and from its top
The flag of red silken lustre wafts
With the well printed dazzling words
Declaring “Vandhae maatharam” !

Is it a piece of simple silk? Into it
Blows and twirls a mighty typhoon
Even when it rages excessively
It wafts serene a ruby hallow!

Indhra’s thunder bolt and young crescent
Of our Muslim friends bedeck the flag;
At its middle is Mother’s manthra
Its greatness I can’t describe!

Behold them beneath the mast
An immense throng of peerless warriors
Tried and trusted and brave they are
They may give up their lives, sure not the flag!

Behold the phalanxes! Is not
This noble sight a great joy for ever?
Behold their bedecked breasts and forms
The abode of Divine valour!

They are here to guard the flag; behold this!
May their strong willed bravery last for ever
May the banner of Mother- Bharath
By these adored , flourish in fame for ever!

 

 

One of my good friends a learned scholar from Manipal Shri Vis. Gopal has made a post to a group which I proudly  reproduce with the addition of English

நான் தற்போது குடியிருக்கும் மணிப்பாலில் குடியிருப்பாளர்கள் சங்கத்தின் வேண்டுகோள் எனக்குச் சுதந்திர தினத்தில் கொடியேற்றும் வாய்ப்பைத்தந்தது. கொடியேற்றியவுடன் தேச பக்தி சம்பந்தமாக ஏதாவது பேசச் சொல்லியிருந்தார்கள். வந்தே மாதரம் என்று சமஸ்க்ரிதத்தில் தொடங்குவதால் சம்ஸ்க்ரிதத்திலேயே ஒரு 4 வரிக் கவிதை எழுதிப் படித்துப் பொருள் கூறினேன். அதைத் தாழ்மையுடன் இங்கு இடுகிறேன்.

I had an opportunity to hoist the national flag on an Independence Day in a colny where I reside. After hoisting the flag, they wanted me to speak and as I had to start with Vandhe Maatharam in Sanskrit, i wrote a four line poem in Sanskrit, explained its meaning which I share with you.

हे मातः तव दर्शनं ध्वजमुखात् सर्वे लभन्ते वयं
तत्सद्दर्शन सम्भवात् तव जनाः विस्मृत्य भेदान् स्वकान्
तत्संरक्षणधर्ममेव मनसि स्मृत्वा भजन्तः सदा
स्थैर्यं यस्य पराक्रमं च सहजं वन्दे त्रिवर्णं ध्वजम् ||
Hae maatha: thava dharsanam dhwajamoolaath sarvae labanthae vayam
Thathsathdharsana sambhavaath thava janaa:  vismruthya  bhaedhaan swakan
Thath samrakshaNa dharmamaeva manasi smruthwaa bhajantha: sadhaa
Sthairyam yasya paraakramam cha sahajam vandhae thrivarNam dhwajam!!
हे मातः        ஹே (பாரத) அன்னையே!  Hey, {Bharatha) Mother
तव दर्शनं     உன்னுடைய தரிசனத்தை  Your darshan
सर्वे वयं        நாங்கள் அனைவரும்  we all
ध्वजमुखात्   (இந்தக்) கொடியின் மூலமே through this Flag itself
लभन्ते         பெறுகிறோம்!  Get.
तत्सद्दर्शन सम्भवात्   அக் (கொடியின்) காட்சி ஏற்படுகையில் When we get that Flag’s darshan
तव जनाः        உன் மக்கள் (யாவரும்) all your children
स्वकान् भेदान् विस्मृत्य  தம்முடைய பேதங்களை மறந்து   Forgetting their differences
तत्संरक्षणधर्ममेव मनसि स्मृत्वा  அதைக் காக்க வேண்டிய கடமையை   மட்டும் மனத்தில் வைத்து  keeping the duty of protecting in our minds
भजन्तः सदा     ஈடு படுகிறார்கள்! Involve themselves.
यस्य स्थैर्यं पराक्रमं च सहजं  நிலைப்புத்தன்மையும் வீரமும் எதற்குக் கூடப்பிறந்த குணங்களோ  Are Stability and valor born long with
त्रिवर्णं ध्वजम्   (அந்த) மூவண்ணக் கொடியை (That) Tricolor Flag
वन्दे    நான் வணங்குகிறேன்! I pray( salute)