TALE OF A BLOGGER-35 “AMIDST THE MEXICAN POETS!”

Mexican poets with Mr. VA.Mu. Sethuraman, President of the Meet and others.

This TALE 35 will focus on a great event that took place on Wednesday, the ninth October this month in a fantastic and unique higher educational institution on the outskirts of the great city of Chennai .

The SOKA IKEDA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, Chennai (an ISO certified Institution and the proud recipient of “THE INSTITUTION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD” conferred  by the Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi) founded by

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Dr. Sethu Kumanan, one of the greatest educationists of Tamilnadu.

He is Dr. Sethu Kumanan hailing from the rural hamlet Kandaramanickam, Sivagangai District is the son of a very great and humane teacher Mr KR Sethu, who is a legend on his own. Mr Kumanan graduated from Raja Duraisingam Memorial College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and pursued higher studies in Annamalai University.

He has a passion for teaching and he is a true educationist.

He has received innumerable awards including MUDIYARASAN AWARD on 7th inst. At Karaikudi.

He is a passionate writer. Our former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdulkalamji has appreciated him personally for his collection of poems written in Tamil.

He has written many books including Malaysia Manimakudam, Idayathul Israel, Masakthi Ikeda, Mexicovil Tamil Kavidaigal and Petra – A travelogue of the trip to Jordan – A compilation of photographs.

He has infinite talents in the film media and he had produced many short films like “Veeramangai Velunachiar”, a film on the brave historical women, “Ellaiyilla Paarvai” – Vision beyond boundaries. These films had the vision to create values in the younger generation. The short film titled “Kadavulai Kandaen “– Saw the Almighty – a real story of Sethu Bhaskara School student, “Bimbam” -to highlight the value of parents and the need to take care of them in their old age and the film titled “Kalviyin Kaimaru”-to inculcate the humane quality of compassion in the mind of everyone are some of his exemplary works and masterpieces.

He is the Correspondent & Managing Trustee of the Sethu Valliammal Educational Trust which renders yeomen service to the society by running many educational institutions of repute, which include:

Sethu Bhaskara Matric. Higher Secondary School (Recognised by Govt. of Tamilnadu), Pudur, Ambattur.

Dr. Ikeda Karunayagam, Anna Nagar West, Chennai.

Sethu Bhaskara Technical Institute, (Recognised by Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamil Nadu)Kandramanickam, Sivaganga Dist.

Soka Ikeda College of Arts & Science for Women (Affiliated to Madras University) , Madhanangkuppam, Chennai 600 099.

Sethu Irani Matriculation School, Kandramanickam.

Sethu Bhasakara Agricultural College and Research Foundation, Visalayankottai, Karaikudi.

Dr Sethu Kumanan holds the prestigious post of the Honorary Senate Member, Middle East University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. He is the Editor & Publisher Iniya Ikeda ( An International Magazine) and the Managing Trustee, Village Community Hall – Sri Manickanachi Amman Marriage Hall, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai Dist.

He has visited many countries and participated in several International Poets Conferences. They are  Meets held in Turkey, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Finland, Slovakia, S. Korea, Mexico, Greece, Romania, U.S.A, Switzerland, Australia, Mongolia and Hungary. He has visited more than 60 countries encompassing all the continents and far-flung areas like Arctic and Antarctic regions of the world.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan aspired to achieve something significant in the field of education. With the moral and financial support of his maternal uncle and father-in-law Mr Sethu Bhaskaran, he started a school in 1988 under the banner “Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School” at Pudur, Ambattur, Chennai 600 053 with just eight students. The school has now grown up with the guidance and support of numerous well-wishers to the extent of producing state ranks. The school strength is now nearly 8000.

The school imparts value-based education to children, who are mostly first-generation school-goers. Hailing from an economically backward family, Dr Sethu Kumanan could appreciate how financial difficulties could hinder the academic progress of an individual. Sethu Bhaskara MHS school offers concessions within its means and occasionally beyond, to the needy, so as not to deprive a child of knowledge just for want of money.

In Sethu Bhaskara, apart from offering free education and fee concessions to the wards of their staff, the school tries to extend the facility to other students also – parentless, fatherless, financially backward and on medical grounds. Around 248 students enjoy free education. These students and the visually- challenged will come under the banner Dr. Ikeda School Students. The meritorious students – proficient in academics as well in sports are given free education to encourage them and to motivate other students.

Sethu Bhaskara School enjoys the pride of being the first English Medium School in India to launch Integrated Education for the visually-challenged children. The School Management willingly and happily bears the responsibility of providing free education, transport, uniform etc. to the twenty-two visually-challenged students who are covered by this scheme.

The most striking part of this scheme is the mingling of these students with the students in the general stream, by which they attend classes along with the normal children in the regular classrooms. As these children are able to mingle with other students, they gain the confidence that they can cope up with the peers who have normal vision.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan strongly believes that it is not enough just to sympathise with the visually-challenged. Instead, we should see what best can be done for them. That is the reason why all efforts have been taken to initiate to help the visually-challenged enjoy their rights to live happily as others do, by giving them education, which is like eyes to every human being.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan started an Industrial Training Center in his native village Kandramanickam in the year 1997 “ Sethu Bhaskara I.T.C.” with an aim to make them capable bread-winners. The students are trained in different fields – Fitter, Wireman and Electrician etc. Around 300 students have successfully completed the course and are now comfortably placed locally and abroad. He has also started Sethu Irani Matric.Hr.Sec.School in the year 1998 to impart education to students in his native village. More than 500 students are studying.

Taken up by the viewpoint of the great Japanese philosopher Dr.Daisaku Ikeda, an enthusiastic educationist and ardent follower of Gandhian principles, Dr. Sethu Kumanan decided to follow his path. Dr.Ikeda, his mentor, fervently believes in educating the people of the rural area and in the empowerment of women. His adoration for this noble personality lead to the founding of a college exclusively for women, an institution to cater to the educational needs of the rural women in the name of the renowned educationist “ Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai 600 099 in the year 2000. Rightly as the banner specifies, the college imparts value-based education.

It is a matter of pride that the college has been identified as the “Institution of Excellence” by the National Advisory Committee of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi for the services in the field of women’s education and empowerment.

The Father of our Nation has said, Agriculture is the backbone of our nation. However, it is disheartening to see that agriculture is being denied prominence and fields are being transformed to plots for construction. With a vision to revive the interest of the younger generation in farming, he has started Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation at Visalayankottai, Karaikudi Taluk, very close to his native place, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai District

Dr. Sethu Kumanan’s dreams are thus coming true by the Grace of God and the good wishes of countless well-wishers. There are yet many dreams of his to take shape, in the words of Robert Frost.

“And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep”.

His service in the field of Education is tremendous. Pudur and Madhanangkuppam have found their place in the Indian map of education on account of Dr.Sethu Kumanan. Here is a great man who strives for women empowerment. Thanks to his noble vision, many girls of the rural area of Madhanangkuppam have become graduates and have been placed well in reputed organizations.

The best feature of his character is his humility. It is this humbleness that makes him all the more a great personality.

A helping hand to the needy “hands that help are better than the lips that pray.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan is a benevolent giver who is ready to help the needy. He has helped so many financially backward students in their education.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan hosted SIXTEEN Mexican Poets in the MEXICAN POETRY CENTER in his college referred to above in which several Indian poets including this blogger were invited. College was the venue of the Meet.

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The following Mexican Poets and Indian Poets participated in the Meet. With a well-laid agenda, there was an Exhibition and Presentation-Literature and Poetry, India, Japan and MEXICO.

After a pleasing invocation praying Lord Ganesha, Dr R. SandhyaChairman Dr.Sethukumanan addressed.  Madam Lakshmi welcomed the guests. All the Guests were honoured in our traditional manner.  After some discussions, poems were presented by all the participating poets.

HEARTY WELCOME SPANISH POETS!

India that is Bharat- my sacred holy Motherland great
Taught us “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA”-treat guests as Gods sure a treat!
Hearty welcome, learned Spanish poets-with a culture holy
You are welcome with your rich heritage and tradition jolly! (4)

Spanish literature- poetry, prose, and drama in thy language

In the Kingdom of Spain  development coincided with Catalan Literature, Galician gels well with Latin, Jewish, and Arabic traditions.  Literature of Spanish America important branch of Spanish literature, With its own particular characteristics from the earliest years of Spain’s Conquest of the Americas quite impressive worthy of gains!   (10)

In Medieval Spanish literature, vernacular Romance-based literature, Mix Muslim, Jewish, and Christian culture.  Great is the epic matured Poem Cantar de Mio Cid, written in eleven hundred and forty. Lyric Poetry in the Middle Ages has popular poems and the courtly poetry
Of the nobles. In the Renaissance important topic was art of poetry.  (15)
In romanticism era the beginning of the nineteenth century nice
Topics are: the poetry of Espronceda”>José de Espronceda and other poets-wise.
In modernism several currents appear: Parnasianism. Symbolism, And Creationism.  Around nineteen twenty younger group of poets
Began publishing works that revealed the extent to which younger
Artists were absorbing the literary experimentation of the earlier writers. Poets were closely tied to formal academia- wonderful creators!   (22)

The Spanish Civil War had an adverse impact on Spanish writing. Among the handful of civil war poets and writers, Miguel Hernández stands out. You are from such a glorious tradition!

We in Chennai extend warm welcome with admiration! (26)

Post Lunch there was a very nice cultural program by the students-dance and singing. The cultural program was well received by the visiting dignitaries.

 

On the whole the occasion was great and hard to get back ! Green memories will remain so for years to come!

Mexican poets  around the Rangoli greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them

(Photos sent by Prof. Kanmani of the college)

VIEWERS VIEW Part 25

This week’s Sunday story in Envius Thoughts carries the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewer and commentator Shri OKR Sivagnanam who was my colleague in the great Public Sector Undertaking – Life Insurance Corporation of India, which I proudly served for four decades and more. Shri Sivagnanam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sharing with a review thereon on a day today basis. It is a matter of delight that he is as enthusiastic in viewing and reviewing as I am in posting! -religiously meticulous! Kindly read and enjoy this Part 25 –TWENTY FIVE has its own significance-quarter of a century great!. Here we have covered his Reviews up to date.
19/08/19
Nice to have brought out the patriotism held dearly by Nethaji and his own way which was completely at variance with Gandhiji’s in the freedom movement against the British, despite the goal remaining the same, namely independence for our Motherland!

Wish we had such leaders in our midst remaining as entities with excusive general welfare of people behind every one of their actions!

Now we need to charge ourselves with sentiments that drove the freedom struggle in a spirited way to help enable the flow of benefits of political freedom as anticipated by the freedom fighters!

19/08/19-2

A nice concept that doesn’t sacrifice quality, though there’s an offer in place to sell products at a subsidised value on this day in USA!

We in India too have such attractive offers from the businesses frequently, but most of the time we feel we had been cheated after finding out the discrepancy between what we were delivered and what we were promised!

The purpose of this day is thus defeated by the traders’ casual approach, with the buyers losing the value for their money in the process!

Long live our hard-won freedom, with us justifying it through exhibition of our concern for the nation in every step we make in our journey aimed at overall development!

19/08/19 3

We’re overburdened with stress due to routine interaction with people on a daily basis, and unless we are relieved from their clutch, we are bound to make our lives miserable and unworthy of living!A nice post to read!

Either we have to get rid of the monotony by ourselves voluntarily taking breaks in between by diversion through engagement with activities different from the routine, or to take a route via listening to jokes cracked by our well wishers and strangers too!

After all, everyone of us is after happiness, and so we should judiciously  make use of the opportunities coming our way to make our life enjoyable!

18/08/19

A feast to the stomach-full!

How true it’s to call poetry the language of the soul – the soul reflecting exactly what is inside of it for the readers and listeners to sit on the table and savour to their heart’s content – it cannot therefore be bad!

Madras Nalla Madras – nicely written by you and Nivetha!

Chennaites would never enjoy places other than Madras – it’s too enticing to escape their presence there – for, east or west, home’s best!

Poetry by a group of participating poets including yourself – a compound and mixture – a recipe qualifying as a mixture and compound catering to the taste buds of all!

The subject matter of a poetry – uniqueness is its essence – makes the poem beautiful, with them wearing the garb of proper texture and scintillating hues that cannot go attracted by the lovers of poetry!

Long live the poets to come out with their souls finding a sure expression through their imaginative powers in full action!

06/08/19

Nice to read the above post!

We are a secular nation, and co-existence of people with perfect harmony despite prevalence of different faiths is made possible!

The saints and seers coming of different religions propagate right messages to the people, and make them realize the futility of violence as a method to achieve their selfish ends!

If the rulers singularly concentrate on efforts to bring in a society free of turbulence in their daily lives, the economic development of our motherland is sure to follow!

This is what the priority should be before the saints in the larger interest of the masses!
06/08/19 2
Nice post on Forgiveness Day!

Forgetfulness and Forgiveness are necessary virtues we should imbibe to keep the relationships moving in the right direction!

Overloading us with remnants of past that might have soured our feelings will take away the sheen of life!

Two tools in our armory that readily fight the consequences of the dreaded brooding we are used to!

Zero tolerance is what often an enemy within us posing as a challenge to our thriving cordial relationships!

The one and the only panacea is our readiness to adopt forgetfulness and forgiveness as a way of life!

04/08/19

It’s very nice of Mr. Venkata Krishna to have liked your daily posts, and come up with a selected portion thereon on a daily basis!

Congrats to him!

02/08/19

A nice post in the series, ‘saints and seers!’

Their mission is simply great and laudable!

Removed far from the material aspects of life, their purpose is centred around spiritualism, and they go all out and see how best they can guide the masses on righteous path!

Gita is a striking example to show how man should approach everyday life , and Dayanand Saraswati’s usual discourse would have been beneficial to the devotees who heard him regularly!

01/08/19

A nice read!

An adventurous feat many would like to try and succeed!

As is found in the post, will power plays a dominant role in completing the task successfully!

Aside from it, an overwhelming interest in climbing to reach the peak adds determination to the act!

An abode of saints and seers from where they practice simplified living and penance to drive home their messages to the people who are on the road to spiritual development!

Living and life around mountains is an experience sought to be achieved in the midst of nature!

1/07/10

Thank you very much for the above post as this week’s Sunday Story!

Turning back, I find, I’ve come a long way!

Also I’m aware, I’ve miles to go before I sleep, and I’m sure I’ll!

31/07/19 2

A good read!

When we think of trees, what instantly comes to our mind is the tangible benefits we get from them!

Intangible ones are invaluable, and they provide solutions to what we are confronted with, namely the most generalised GLOBAL WARMING posing as a challenge of gigantic proportions!

Erratic climate is a global phenomenon attracting environmentalists and nature lovers across the world nations to assemble frequently to talk of the permanent remedies to tide over this phase gradually but steadily!

It’s the common man’s problem affecting their everyday life in many ways than one – ever keeping their fingers crossed, baffling the mankind just as one groping in the dark to locate something non-existent!

It seems so, but wisdom within us will straight away tick the correct answer, one that drives us to plant as much trees as possible, and to nourish and nurture them as if our babies that require motherly care and attention!

30/07/19

The title of your post today led me to guess it must be the day you were born – and it’s rightly so!

No one can believe what you are saying about yourself that you are a burden to this earth- you’ve achieved a lot and nothing stands against you in achieving more in future!

Your potential is great, and you’re characteristic of bringing it to the fore without losing any portion of it!

May the Almighty be with you in translating your passion for writing into  many more ‘creations’ for your followers to view, read, and enjoy!

29/07/19

Nice to go through your series on saints and seers, including one on the above!

This takes me back to my childhood days when in the month of Margazhi every year there was virtual ‘competition’ between the likes of me in carrying the portrait of Andal followed by the procession of bhajan performers made along the circuitous main road in my native village in Coimbatore district!

 

 

 

TALE OF A BLOGGER 34

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To repeat a little from Tale 33 ,

“TALE IS A TALE and the teller is a teller! Normally it will be a Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS but today it is SATURDAY STORY!

Time and tide waits for none it is said; but tide waits for full moon to blossom to show its beauty in depth!”
Time goes on and on, on and on for eternity! Eternity to eternity! It looks February twenty fifth two thousand and fifteen was just yesterday- but it was 1699 days ago! ENVIUS THOUGHTS took birth on that great day with its FIRST POST “MY TRYST WITH LIC” and today on 24th August, it is SEVENTEEN Hundredth post! Post for a TALE- “TALE OF A BLOGGER 34”! (34X50=1700)

As any other writer, I write for my satisfaction. When they are found to be useful to the viewers through my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, I am indeed delighted and am motivated to proceed further and further, farther and farther! One measurement of my viewers is obviously the overall number of views.  I do constantly think of how the Blog can be made more interesting.

I am a little sensitive to the daily number of this Blog’s view and overall as I feel it is the measure of viewers’ estimate of the quality of the Blog.  This is 34th TALE OF THE BLOGGER!
Let us have a look at the overall views since the last Tale…
05/07/2019   1606th day   1649th post     2,02,000

13/07/2019   1614th day   1657thpost     2,03,000
21/07/2019   1628th day   1666th post     2,04,000
29/07/2019   1636th day   1674th post    2,05,000
07/08/2019   1645th day  1683rd post     2,06,000
14/08/2019   1652nd day  1690th  post   2,07,000
22/08/2019   1660thstday 1698th post   2,08,000

A landmark achievement was crossing the overall views of TWO LAKS on 11th June!  I was indeed thrilled to receive NATIONAL ICON Award from the GLOBAL RECORDS AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION in appreciation of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS for crossing two lac views!

Much water has flown under the Ganges since Tale 33! Naturally; life is a flowing river, glowing light, swirling waves, brewing breeze, running and falling water, tasteful feast, swimming duck, flying bird!

27th July was a day to remember and recollect for all my life! There was a conference of Tamil scholars and poets in the historical SANGEETHA MAHAL a part of Thanjavur palace. Thanjavur alias Tanjore  is my home town for long where I started my professional career as a Mathematics teacher in two schools of great repute and switched over to my Alma mater Life Insurance Corporation of India-premier Public Sector Undertaking where I served for more than four decades and learnt the Art and Science of Life and Living! I presented my paper and a poem in Tamil and I was awarded MOZIKAPPAR  and MA. PO. SI Awards.

Again a wonderful day that will not go out of my mind for years to come is SATUR DAY the Seventeenth August! The  day that I got my FIFTY FIRST AWARD for my to Tamil literature especially the Magnum opus Thirukkural written two thousand years ago by the Saint Poet Chennai born THIRUVALLUVAR.

”குறளரசு விருது” (KURALARASU AWARD) was given to me jointly by உலகத் தமிழாராய்ச்சி நிறுவனம், சென்னை மாநகரத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம், வி.ஜி.பி. உலகத்தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் in a function held at World Tamil Research Organization, Tharamani, Chennai  Award was handed over by Hon’ble Minister of Tamil Development, Tamilnadu Ma. Pandiarajan in the presence of the heads of the three organizations Mr. Vijayaraghavan, Director of the Research Center, Mr. Barathi Sukumaran President of the Thamiz Sangam and Mr. V G Santhosham President of the VGP World Tamil Organization..

So much is for this SATURDAY STORY!! We shall meet with a Sunday story tomorrow!!!!!! Till then GOOD BYE!

At Thanjavur Sangeetha Mahal, Palace being honored with MOZIKAAPPAR award

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POMP AND SHOW AFTER DEATH!
Know not where the society is going and where are we heading to!
Man of seventy six a drunkard died in my neighborhood the other day
Just a little sick not cared for by his wife and sons except father
Was there in the house.They fed him only with three “bottles” each day!!!

Well, time had come for him to take leave of his people and the world
Right- a big shamiana was put up, scores of chairs kept for the visitors.
Two band sets started their jarring trumpeting to the agony of others
Youth dancers started their ugly dances to the tune of band sets!
Giant garlands in dozens from different directions were brought
To the accompaniment of different bandsets and dancers!

One Son was connected with a political party!
SWARGA RADHAM was brought gorgeously decorated-with flowers
Fire Crackers were burst in thousands all the time to the head ache of all
After twelve hours, the body was lifted and taken in
A procession couple of kilometers away-traffic held up!
In all not less than three lakhs of rupees spent-wasted-
An orphanage could have fed the orphan children for months two!
Know not where the society is going and where we are heading to?

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The LINES THAT HE LIKED!

Venkata Krishna இன் சுயவிவரப் படம், படம் இதைக் கொண்டிருக்கலாம்: 2 பேர், பலர் நின்றுக்கொண்டிருக்கின்றனர் மற்றும் திருமணம்

Mr. K. Venkata Krishna, an Officer of LIC in his traditional dress. His better-half by his side!

One of the regular viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, India Poetry Circle member Dr.Padmapriya of Bangalore suggested on the other day that I must trace my Blogging Journey for the benefit of my esteemed viewers.Probably this is a part of my journey!It is a matter of deep satisfaction and sense of achievement that this Blog is today 1642 days old with a post score of 1680!Over all view score is above is 2,05,000 from more than 225 countries!
I have viewers seen and unseen, heard and unheard, near and far, vocal and silent!
Here is a viewer by name Venkata Krishna who was my colleague when I was in Kadapa Division of my Alma Mater -Life Insurance Corporation of India where I learnt the art and Science of life and living He is a good mridhangist, carrom player and an honest worker. He is one of my valued viewrs of the Blog and his responses come to me through “the LINES HE LIKES ” in the POSTS!This week’s Sunday Story is a compilation of the LINES THAT VENKATA KRISHNA LIKED! I am sure you will be interested in reading the same. Thanks.

31/7/2019
Venkata Krishna Good morning sir
Trees the wonderful creation of the Lord Almighty gifted
For the health and benefit of the humanity to take care of
the humans, birds, and animals
30/7/2019
Many more happy and healthy returns of the day sir
Birthday greetings sir👏👏
27/7/2019
Society would have been impoverished spiritually, morally
And ethically but for the guidance and nobility of the Saints
26/7/2019
Harahara Shankar jayajaya shankara🙏
9/7/2019
Hinduism asserts “Atman exists”, Buddhism “no Soul, no Self”.
8/7/2019
LOVE ALL SERVE ALL, HELP EVER HURT NEVER- let us live together
6/7/2019
Congrats sir👏👏
5/7/19
Swami Vivekananda gifted to India and the world by
Holy Mother-Bharathamatha
1/8/19
Saints and Seers all over to guide the people towards nobility and divinity
In all religions
29/6/19
Sing in praise of timeless God and time full life
Lead life with grace to serve all and God sans strife!
Delete or hide this
25/6/19
Saints and Seers are for the whole world as God’s messengers.
19/6/19
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all living beings humans and animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!
15/6/19
Good Association is our Association
Good guidance giving Association
Hail the Nagar hail the Association
Long live all the people
9/6/19
Father is father, Mother is Mother! Both are equally venerable, respectable, loveable and their blessings from here or from their heavenly abode to be solicited daily.
FATHER’S DAY GREETINGS
7/6/19
Matters in millions; subjects are aplenty
Great knowledge and nice language are in my kitty
To be used with sense of responsibility
Goddess of knowledge
6/6/19
We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about
The quality of air we breathe.
4/6/19
For the sins of elders unfair to put the innocent children to
Untold sufferings
3/6/19
Those who know their strength
Know well the evils of fraud
Indulge not a length!
22/5/19
Music indeed is divine- vocal or instrumental all over the world
Vocal music is direct and flows like honey straight into our mind
14/5/19
Let them dance but not kill and eat -poor creature
Let us allow them to happily roam, wake us up early morn its feature
2/5/19
A sibling relationships reflect the cohesiveness of the family.
27/4/19
Storytelling. Is a wonderful way to pass on family traditions,
Histories, and long told tales and can be entertaining as well as educational
24/4/19
Learn to respect all- even much younger
Or lower in position at office or outside!
23/4/19
success depends on careful thoughts, planning, programing and doing
17/4/19

Man in his wisdom created festivals of all types in all religions
To be emulated and practiced by all in all regions and religions
16/4/19
Faith in God, self and people
Fair to all with love and scruple
Thoughts noble and deeds worthy
Happy hobbies and habits healthy
15/4/19

Patriotism- love for one’s native land and may be symbolism
Of culture,agriculture social bond and the soil in which born
14/4/19
Wishing a happy TAMIL NEW YEAR “VIKARI” to all the Tamils living in different parts of the globe
13/4/19
Sri Rama Navami greetings
The great Avatar to demonstrate how a human must live on earth
Love and obedience for parents; taking care of brothers and friends
9/3/19
Let us live in faith, hope and confidence=panic never helps!
1/3/19
May the world enjoy peace and prosperity sans violence and vendetta!

We shall meet tomorrow and till then GOOD BYE!

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N V Subbaraman in his Kadapa cabin during 1995-98

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On the occasion of this happy friendship day! Mr.Venkat Krishna my good friend !

VIEWER’S VIEW PART 24

This week’s Sunday story in Envius Thoughts carries the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewer and commentator Shri OKR Sivagnanam who was my colleague in the great Public Sector Undertaking – Life Insurance Corporation of India, which I proudly served for four decades and more. Shri Sivagnanam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sharing with a review thereon on a day today basis. It is a matter of delight that he is as enthusiastic in viewing and reviewing as I am in posting! -religiously meticulous! Kindly read and enjoy this Part 24. Here we have covered his Reviews up to date.

21/07/19
CHandrayaan II on the Poetic Orbit
Nice description of Chandrayan Poetic Festival on 13th July at Nellur to mark the launch of Chandraayan 2 at Sriharikota!
Your poetry on Moon and Chandrayaan in Tamil and its English translation is a nice read!
The very mention of the word ‘moon’ takes us back to our childhood days when mothers used to point at the distant moon while feeding us!
Wishes to the organisers of the event and the poets from different parts of the country who rendered beautiful poems on the occasion!
In the absence of scientific development during those days, we were appealing to the moon to come over here, and grace the children in particular, making their ‘eating mission’ possible and successful too!
As mentioned by you in the poem, now we are called upon to visit the moon, thanks to the advanement made in satellite technology through the efforts of scientists across the world!
Kudos to the organisers for creating an awareness on the project by the Department of Space!

20/07/19
SWAMI CHIDBHAVANANDA
Leaving aside material comforts to embrace spirituality and lead a simple life is something rare, which only a handful will dare to embark!
Setting an example by really practicing what one preaches is the surest path others can choose, set foot and move relentlessly towards the goalpost!
There’s no space for hypocrisy here, and beauty lies in truthfulness to the core!
This is what great saints and seers stood for in their life, and guided the masses in darkness to come out of the ignorance that held them tight and motionless!
19/07/19
HLY-CLOSING!
What after all a literary activity has anything to do with ‘closing of accounts,’ one may wonder, including myself!
Assets and liabilities are matters connected with a business organization, and you, having had a long stint in Life Insurance Corporation of India, are naturally concerned with what comes in and what goes out as a suitable method to determine the ‘standing’ of your blog vis a vis the viewers’ number!
It’s nothing but a legitimate introspection on your part well attempted to analyze for any shortcomings, IF ANY!
You’re now credited with the WORLD ICON AWARD, which in fact will surge the numbers still further to make you happy and comfortable in taking the ‘mission’ farther!
After all, it’s faith and hope that acts through ups and downs in one’s life, and balancing is adequately and effectively  done in the end!
19/07/19
Tale of a Blogger 33
A nice Saturday Story!
I’m astonished at the number of awards and rewards you’ve amassed since the start of your famous blog since Feb 2015, and those that you’re going to get shortly as mentioned!
I’m happy to find, you’re leading your retired life as busily as you were wont while serving the mammoth organisation in various capacities spanning four decades!
Your literary pursuit cannot but be a gift of the Almighty to keep you ever engaged peacefully and usually at that!
Your burning desire to improve your blogging activity, subsequent to your reported anxiety at the dwindling number of viewers, will indeed have its still more positive impact on your ‘productions’ in the days to come!
May your appeal to the rain God open up the sky and overwhelm the people, not only in Chennai but in all places anticipating the rains too, with abundant shower and help in tiding over the crisis without further loss of time!
19/07/19
Abdul Rehman
What a great soul to have wished for the the love not only among the humans but also all living beings and other inanimate creations of the Super Power!
An atmosphere of peace heralds the welfare of society in all aspects of life, and it cannot be a wishful thinking if all the stakeholders have the mind and heart to make it happen!
We’re having the guidelines to proceed, but what prevents us from sticking to the principles and making a righteous society a possibility is enigmatic!
May we introspect and move on the right lines!
19/07/19
Chandra Sekharendra Saraswathy.
One more saint on the spiritual plane right from early age to benefit the society with philosophical messages!
Notwithstanding the great number of saints and seers that the world has witnessed, we are still in the midst of wrongdoers inflicting harm on the innocent people whose number increases by the day!
Hope we’re relieved of pain and suffering to enjoy peace and happiness!
Very interesting to know your grandfather’s ‘encounter’ with the Acharya!
19/07/19
Sri Aurobindo
Ascending to spiritualism from politics – a rare occurrence, but natural to Aurobindo!
A multi-faceted personality acquiring divinity in the service of humanity!
Followers from far and wide across the world thronging the Ashram in his name standing living testimony to the ultimate realization attained by Aurobindo!
His teachings to inspire the people to live as one should in this earth characterized by materialistic approach to life!
18/07/19
Alaudddin Sabir Kaliyar
Many rise to sainthood in their later part of life, but one among those who are attracted to spiritualism in early childhood is Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari!
A gift indeed that realization of God to such of those great souls comes at an age when they are not supposed to be aware of, say, what’s happening around them on the ‘material’ plane!
17/07/19
Mir Mukhtar Akyar
A nice post on Mir Mukhtar that proves the secular credentials of our Motherland!
What is the religion the saint or the seer belongs to doesn’t matter, but what they emphasize that’s going to benefit the masses matters most to us!
They insist on us acquiring noble values that helps in growing humanism within and extending our helping hand to the needy!
What else on earth we’re going to achieve during the short sojourn we are ordained to live here?
16/07/19
Friend of the Poor Chief Minister
A nice post on the great son of India, Pandidji, and the enviable Chief Minister, Kamaraj ji, we had for our State!
It’s all a thing of the past, and wish to have such great leaders to occupy the seat of power and serve the people!
May we rise tomorrow to witness the likes of these two personalities to guarantee welfare of the nation and its subjects!
16/07/19
Sanatana Goswami
Nice elaboration on the guru!
We are in darkness out of ignorance and we may come out of its grip through the ideas and guidelines, seers and saints born on this earth provide us – sometimes with ways readily prescribed, failing which, it’s for us to derive the remedy by research into the subtle suggestions they make!
They are born great with a purpose to deliver what the ignorant human being yearns for in crossing over the hurdles and finally reaching the destination opted for!
14/07/19
JAGAN ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS
Nice reproduction of Mr. Jagan’s comments on your posts!
The advantage of a feedback lies in refinement of the matter dealt with!
Hope you’re benefitted!
Wishing your literary journey with milestones many on its way!
13/07/19
Advaita Acharya
An exponent of Bhagavad Gita well depicted!
Do your duty without expecting the reward – a lesson we must learn to remain a satisfied lot irrespective of the fruits we get in return!
Train the mind to remain steadfast in the principles you set for yourself – habitual it  becomes to bring surprises in life!
13/07/19
Jillela mudi Amma
Different are those great souls ever on the mission to make their sojourn on this earthly abode smooth and purposeful!
Feeding the hungry – a virtue to become a habit in all humans who can afford, out of their ‘material prosperity’ and ‘richness of mind!’
Nothing good or bad exists in this world, but only ‘perception’ of these two extremes that’s behind us playing foul with our otherwise innocent lives!
Yes, innocence brings cheer to everyone of us, and so may we embrace it, and allow an air of happiness to spread its fragrance in our midst!
13/07/19
AKHI SIRAJ
A good going on the new series!
True saints and true devotees bring good and nothing but good to society which is in dire need of corrections everywhere!
They wear religious tags, yet reformists to the core!
May this tribe enhance trust in the minds of non-followers too, and attract them to their fold!

With this shall we end this week’s Sunday story? Normally my intention is not to make it too long . I prefer a story around 1500 words..

We shall meet for the next working week commencing tomorrow the Monday! Till then Good Luck and Good Bye !

JAGAN ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS Part VI

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Shri N. Jaganathan who is in charge of PR and Publicity wing of my beloved organization SEVALAYA (seen above) about which I have posted a poem on 3rd August 2016 and a Sunday story under the title TEMPLE OF SERVICE (SEVALAYA) on 7th August 2016 in this Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS.
Mr. Jagannathan has become so fond of ENVIUS THOUGHTS that he not only regularly views them but also makes his comments often. I am sure they are quite interesting and hence they form this week’s SUNDAY story; I am confident that you will enjoy them.
Part V was posted on 26th May 2019. Here is Part VI for the delightful reading of my esteemed readers.

 

12/7/2019

, your to-day’s post is informative, illustrative and inspiring. All are new information (to me). Once again thank you for your consistent contributions in dissemination of facts, many of which people seldom know.

11/7/2019

Sir, this is another great saint-preceptor-philosopher you have given and made your many viewers know. Thank you Sir. From your blog, I could understand that the saint was a positive philosopher served people. We are reminded Anusuyadevi, lived with our Rama Sita Devi, who had direct blessings of our Matha. She had the great honour of listening when Sita Devi described her marriage. This great privilege Anusuyadevi had, our epic Ramayana says. How great! So also Anusuyadevi of Bapatla, an holy pilgrimage place. What more can we say! We are blessed to be born in such a great land, Bharath.

9/7/2019

Adi Shankara was a beacon light to the society, for, he extricated ignorant from the muddle during 8th century. The masterpiece to his contributions was his great exegeses to our tenets and rituals through Mimamsa. It used to be said in our tharpanas that we owe our ancestors. It is great saints like Adi Shankara, who showed the meaningful path of life to generations. Yes, generations owe him.

8/7/2019

Let us love and live in each other’s heart as long as we live. Thank you for a beautiful post.

1/7/2019

Saradha Peetam was adorned by great of great in all respects. Of them Shri Chandrasekara Bharathi, served the humanity, by mid 19th century was an incandescent figure among large number of pontiffs. A genius, even an authority in scriptures, tenets. More than a preceptor, the pontiff was also a social scientist, at a time when Mutt heads used to confine with just serving as preceptors. The Nation’s core strength is that she had great, like Chandrasekara Swamiji. We pay our homage. Thanks for giving an opportunity Sir.

26/6/2019

Yes Sir, a large number of saints, scholars, persons served and risen to aesthetic order contributed to Saivism. That include Bhakthi literature (Bhakthi ilakkiyam) which serve as inspiring treatise to the followers. I concede it is an information to me, your write up on Kashmiri Saint. We should thank for this rare but important information.

24/6/2019

Great Sir for your blog today. Mother Bharath has produced galaxy of great men to serve this great land in all spheres. Frankly, i did not know about the great who has served this great land. The concluding line is an inspiring and true statement. Yes, miracles happen in the lives of such true devotees. Again it is people are the beneficiaries out of such persons’ penance.

20/6/2019

I endorse and supplement Einsten’s: “If we don’t act or react on the matters, history will condemn us as abettors of tolerating such inhuman things! We wish and pray that this trend should end.

18/6/2019

Dear Sir, All we viewers should thank you for paying a tribute to Kakkan ji, a man, who stood as a striking example for all in public life. Unfortunately, seldom we would have come across in the contemporary persons (politicians). All that you have reminisced in today’s blog are natural things in him. No surprise to any body. Why this is mentioned to recall is to-day we have to search such persons. No doubt, in our midst also, today we have good persons, committed to the causes, sans personal considerations. To-day nation is in dire need to have such great leaders for construction and re-construction of the country in all spheres. One day, He will grant us such a situation!

17/6/2019

There is parallel to Vanchinathan’s sacrifice. In our days of freedom movement, which was surcharged by Jalianwalabagh massacre perpetrated by Dyer mercilessly, cruelly, he sacrificed his life after achieving. Nation owes him for his grit, courage, determination and a great sacrifice at the altar of motherland. Even for millennia, his sacrifice to our Mother Bharat will not be forgotten. To-day nation, with its 1.3. billiion people, pay its homage and salute the great. He joins the great patriots Lala Lajapathi Rai. Madanlal Dingra, Veer Savarkar, and many like.

15/6/2019

Read the poem of the great Crazy Mohan in Tamil n ur translation in English is great. This is the first time I come to know that Crazy is also a Devotee of Sairam n also a poet. Let him be under the Lotus feet of Sairam for ever.

11/6/2019

Yes, it is cruel on the part of a small, illiterate people criminally -by a section of people. The reasons are bigotry attitude, false economic reasons and under-estimation of women force and their contribution to the society. The is gainsaying fact that women contribute to the society and country at large more than their men-counterpart, as is evident from the contemporary history even (Madam Indiraji, for example). More than this, can we deny that daughters are more affectionate to their parents than the indifferent sons, in many a case.
In any case this should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. This should go lock-lock-barrel.

8/6/2019

The concluding line, let us green the blue” is an excellent message. The need of the hour too. Ocean occupies major portion in the world. It is a great wealth for all economic activities. For vessels transporting people and serve as a global carrier for goods. Seas have enormous wealth. It is our duty to protect, preserve and use. In our mythology, scriptures, ocean occupies respectable places. Our Yajur Veda declares saying “Samudhrame namadhu bandhu” What more can we say on the greatness of Oceans!

7/6/2019

Before admiring the important points on your post to-day, please permit me to express my view: “…let me a blogger, not a …..” I am afraid the latter is not a relevant for the very reason, your lacs of viewers read, enjoy and consume valuable everyday. What you have written is not relevant, except it suits for coining rhyme, Am I right Sir, I have taken liberty to say this due to my genuine respect and regard to you sir. Your wide knowledge acquired by your vast experiences, natural talents, command over language, knowledge in the matters particularly about the nation at large, are great asset for you, blessed by Him, and they are effectively used for lacs of viewers. I think it is a french word, a derivative.

Thus comes to an end this week’s Sunday Story and I am confident that learned Jagannathan’s feed back are always quite interesting and all my esteemed viewers would have enjoyed the same. Till we meet as usual tomorrow GOOD BYE!

 

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    I am glad to share with you that with the 135th view at 17.00 hrs yesterday viz Saturday  the Thirteenth  July 2019, total views of the BLOG crossed    TWO LAKHS AND THREE THOUSAND (2,03,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1616th day and 1657th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

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TALE OF A BLOGGER 33

An ardent viewer Mr. A RAMAKRISHNAN honoring the Blogger with a shawl.- Photoed by S. Nivetha

TALE IS A TALE and the teller is a teller! Normally it will be a Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS but today it is SATURDAY STORY!

Time and tide waits for none it is said; but tide waits for full moon to blossom to show its beauty in depth!
Time goes on and on, on and on for eternity! Eternity to eternity! It looks February twenty fifth two thousand and fifteen was just yesterday- but it was 1649 days ago! ENVIUS THOUGHTS took birth on 25th February 2015 with its FIRST POST “MY TRYST WITH LIC” and today on 06th June it is SIXTEEN HUNDRD AND FIFTIETH post! Post for a TALE- TALE OF A BLOGGER 33”! (33X50=1650)

As any other writer, I write for my satisfaction. When they are found to be useful to the viewers through my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, I am indeed delighted and am motivated to proceed further and further, farther and farther! One measurement of my viewers is obviously the overall number of views. Though I am a little uncomfortable that the daily views  is a little dwindled from what it was earlier, I do realize my helplessness in this regard except constantly thinking of how the Blog can be made more interesting.

I am a little sensitive to the daily number of this Blog’s view and overall as I feel it is the measure of viewers’ estimate of the quality of the Blog and hence I feel a little apprehensive whether the Blog is losing its sheen. Except the caption change, this is the continuation of the TALES –every fiftieth post- and in that way this is 32nd TALE OF THE BLOGGER!
Let us have a look at the overall views since the last Tale 32  Caption changed as “TODAY IT IS 1600th” on 19th May 2019..
19/05/2019   11539th  day   1600th post    1,98,161
29/05/2019   1569th day   1611th post       1,99,000
11/06/2019   1582nd  day   1624th post     2,00,000
24/06/2019   1595th day   1638th post      2,01, 000
05/07/2019   1606th day   1649th post     2,02,000

A landmark achievement was crossing the overall views of TWO LAKS on 11th June!  I was indeed  thrilled to receive NATIONAL ICON Award from the GLOBAL RECORDS AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION in appreciation of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS for crossing two lac views!

Since 19th May, I attended a few Poets Meets in Chennai. That I received Kannadasan Award from  the hands of the son of KAVINGAR KANNADASAN 0n 16th June in an impressive function organized by ILAKKIYACHOLAI will ever remain green in my memories.

So far the rewards obtained are listed below for the kind information of my esteemed viewers:

LIST OF AWARDS

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaion of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writersw Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achivers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.

.  11. Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation         from Mangalore

  • Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.
  • Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA
  • “THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai
  • “Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangkaL, Chennai
  • WordPress University’s LEIBSTER AWARD
  • WordPress University’s Versatile Blogger Award.
  • World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.
  • ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai
  • Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP
  • Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore
  • National Insurance Academy Pune 1998
  • INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.
  • KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai
  • Certificate from Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP
  • World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai
  • Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai
  • Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai
  • Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,
  • Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.
  • Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai
  • Kavi Nilavu, Chennai
  • Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.
  • THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai
  • 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur
  • Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai
  • Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.
  • World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.
  • Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai
  • Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,
  • Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai
  • “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.
  • ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்
  • Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI

 

This month on 27th I am giving a talk and presenting a poem in Thanjavur One THAMIZ THAAY ARAKKATTALKAI is organizing a Conference. In August I am nominated to receive Thiruvalluvar Award and EZUTHTHUCH CHIRPI Award on 17th and 18th respectively.

It is God’s will that I spend my retired life usefully in the literary world and it is being recognized and rewarded by the THAMIZ KOORUM NALLULAGAM!

 

Somehow as ill luck would have it, rain miserably failed Chennai and at the request of my well-meaning friends I wrote the following in the ENVIUS THOUGHTS and the rain God blessed with two showers!!

Middle of JUNE is gone-gone sans rains-my God or Nature Why this punishment
To me a citizen of Chennai. I know I have not been good to any,
I do not love all,  serve all-though I say help ever hurt never, I follow not strict
I deserve to be denied of Thy grace Lord Varuna- but not my kith and kin here!

By now year after year we use to get the grace of Rain God –and blessed
With RAIN- this year not till now!. Prayers are on seeking your grace
Every nook and corner- Be kind enough to bring in RAIN to this starved city
Of Chennai. For drinking water and other purposes we do not get water enough.

We pay heavily and exorbitantly for the little water, to those who help us
We can only pray, beg you to bring us rains and do rain water harvesting!
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all living beings humans and animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!

So let us close this Saturday Story with this and continue as usual with the ENVIUS THOUGHTS. GOOD BYE!

Photo by S.Nivetha.