Saxophone Day-November 6th.

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Lord Almighty -Omnipotent and Omniscient gifted the earth
With all that are required for the human beings to live in joy
And harmony!  Music was one such and  man with his wisdom
Developed  musical instruments and one is SAXAPHONE!

A fine instrument and sure the music emanating is divine-
Of course what you play!Violin, nagaswaram, fluit, mridangam, band Veena, meLam- so many musical Instruments all around Pleasant hear the divine music!

Here is a saxophone maestro Dr. KADRI GOPALNATH born on
Sixth December Nineteen Forty Nine and died on Eleventh October this year. an Indian saxophonist and a pioneer !
Think of Saxophone Comes to mind  Gopalnath great!

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DR. Kadri Gopalnath great saxophone  maestro.

ONION IS NOT OXYGEN!

Onion is not oxygen!

We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when onions begin to rot!

In the days of spiralling inflation, when the cost of living soars, when the prices of milk to maida, banana to brinjal, carrot to capsicum, mango to melon skyrocket day by day, the middle class people are the worst hit. Governments and the party in power say they make all-out efforts to contain the prices. Economists quote several factors for price raise. The Opposition parties protest government policies for the pathetic conditions of the people but secretly welcome the difficult times so that they can win the next elections.

Maybe, what cannot be cured must be endured! But I use to wonder whether there is anything in the world that cannot be cured. When I was in my teens six decades ago, I was living at Karaikudi, a part of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu, where the dominant community was indeed rich, orthodox, highly philanthropic and well educated. I used to go out with my mother to the weekly shandy and distinctly remember her purchasing the weekly requirements of vegetables for a family of five for less than a rupee. The womenfolk of that dominant community of Chettinad would boycott any shop in the shandy if the cost there was a little higher than in the other shops. The way they treated the shop keeper charging a higher price was unique and the result was that the town was comparatively cheap and life was smooth. All due to the ‘will to resist’ on the part of housewives.

Sixty years since then, when I find myself helpless managing my household expenses, I wonder whether bringing down the cost of things rests with the government alone or, as an individual, can I have any influence on the uncontrolled rising costs?

I remember my walking without footwear to college, a distance of 8 km. one way. Today, my son wants a scooter to go to school, hardly a kilometre away. Do I ever care to go by bus instead of my two/four-wheeler?

Do I resist purchasing onion at Rs. 80 or tomato at Rs. 50 a kg? Onion is not oxygen without which I cannot breathe! Supposing people do not purchase beans at Rs. 70 a kg, how long would the shopkeeper keep the vegetable on his shelves? — right from the wholesale merchant to my street vendor? If office-goers as a class desist using their petrol/diesel vehicles and choose public conveyance, won’t petrol price come down? If we boycott the auto drivers charging an unreasonably high fare, can they continue forever by fleecing the people?

Yes, onion is not oxygen! We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when it begins to rot!

The writer’s email: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com)

PS: Normally in principle I do not repeat any post for a second time! This ofcourse is not a second post in the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS but posting what appeared in the OPEN PAGE of  the leading NEWS PAPER which I am accustomed to read for the past SEVEN DECADES – as a student at 10 th year of age not knowing the significance of any news, views, language used and so on. But I must admit that I could improve my English language by reading this NEWS PAPER right from my boyhood at the instance of my TEACHER – FATHER. Cost of this  Newspaper was TWO ANNAS- of those days! I look with pride my  100 and more LETTERS TO THE EDITOR COLUMN during 1975-1978! On 31st August 2013, when the above artcle was published in the OPEN PAGE, my joy knew no bounds and I felt as if I have secured a NOBEL AWARD! THis is the article I have reproduced as this WEEK”S SUNDAY STORY-1772nd Post  I am sure you – my esteemed viewers – will enjoy and give me your feedback. My mind has green memories of the REVIEW this paper made  of my TRANSLATION OF TELUGU  PANCHARATNA KEERTHANAS of Saint Poet THYAGAYYA into Tamil (available in the form of a CD -produced by the famous Carnatic music team of Madurai- vocal Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Violin Sri Sachidanandam, Mridangam Dr. Thyagarajan) which was greatly admired by our former Scientist President of INDIA DR. APJ Abdul Kalam.

BOOK LOVERS DAY November 2nd.

“Tell me who your friends are, I shall tell you who you are”-old time question
Tell me what books you read, I shall tell you who you are” modified question!
“Books are the best companions” and hence those who love books are to be loved
November Second today is rightly devoted to book lovers
And aptly called “BOOK LOVERS DAY”! A day to cherish by all book lovers!

Money and time not a factor for great book lovers as we see them
For them no food, no play, no recreation -all they need books on hand!
“PUSTHAKAM HASTHA LAKSHANAM” is a saying meaning book are
The ornaments in the hands of the holders! Wide readers they are!

People love reading books; reading a good hobby-it is relaxing
And entertaining, it sharpens the mind, reduces stress, gives readers
New information, helps them gain new perspectives—making them more
Empathetic. qualities helped create many book lovers throughout
The world, making it fit to observe a Book Lovers Day- today! .
In Chennai we have MADRAS LITERARY SOCIETY TWO HUNDRED
NINE YEARS OLD with SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND BOOKS and more!

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Madras Literary Society’s 208 year old Library with 65000 books!

DELIGHTED HOLY VIEWER – IS 28*

*Indian Sufi Saint Syed Waheed Ashraf IS 28

There can be  no greater gift for Deepavali to me than this
Holy delighted viewer I had on Deepavali Day- a bliss
A living eighty seven year old Sufi Saint liked a post
Made  on Sixth August this year In Envius Thoughts liked most!

Source through which the Saint came to know of this is sure unknown to me
Yet I was blessed by the Sufi Saint with HIS like of the post through Blog
It was the greatest Gift on a Deepavali Day in my life
And twenty nine views of this post on the Deepavali Day in file!

Needless to say that I jumped with joy at the Saint’s LIKE of my write
Bound to improve my Blog by HIS grace and blessings- highly educated
A Doctorate from Aligarh University- what a blessed University
I do hope to get HIS continued blessings in the days to come!

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WORLD STROKE DAY- October 29th

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Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-Lord The Almighty
In HIS own wisdom created all the living beings on earth
To live in health and happiness, peace and plenty, joy and harmony
Yet to constantly think of HIM has also created ill health and diseases!

One way of punishing the people for the sins committed knowingly
Or unknowingly is to make them suffer with some disease-unfortunate.
One such is STROKE- kills not but makes one suffer a lot untold indeed.
Twenty Ninth October is World Stroke Day- observed all over the world.

To raise public awareness of the steps we can take to reduce our risk,
Campaign’s commitment to ‘Cut Stroke in Half’ as a theme this year brisk
To pursue and make the world to take steps to cut the stroke risk to less
Than half and ultimately nil. Let us all resolve to work for it this day.

PETS ARE PETS-CHILD, GINGER AND BIRDS!

Omnipotent  God created man, man adopted his lovely pet
Pet-what is that pet? pet bottle, pet son, pet daughter- see beyond
Birds and animals -lovely pets for many many on earth
Indeed pet lion, pet dog, pet horse, pet cat, pet parrot so on-great worth!

Pet gives immense happiness and pleasure, joy and comfort, harmless
Dependent on human beings-their proud owners!traditional foes
Cats and dogs play freely in the owners sofas and beds-so friendly
Loving and caring at the hands of owners and each other selves!

Main pets- cats and dogs lift their tail and hug with chin-all with love
Indeed a pleasure great to see and play with the pets at home
Here is Vijayakumar’s pet cat-GINGER with him in his sofa
Our colony former Secretary and present mentor-see here nice!

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The second post is at the instance of my good friend and neighbour in my colony Mr.Suresh M  who loves PETS!

GOVARDHAN PUJA- October 28th.

Govardhan Puja

India that is Bharat-our holy Motherland resplendent
With festivals and noble religious rituals sure great
That makes Indians of all hues and colors in all parts indeed proud
And look with heads high in the international arena in seventh cloud!

Lord Krishna who gave Geethopadesam through Arjuna to the world
Being shown  our gratitude on this holy day -Twenty Eighth October!
Happy Govardhan Puja today, the fourth day of the Five-day
Diwali festival. began on Friday with Dhanteras, followed by
Choti Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.
One of our biggest festivals and is celebrated globally also.

Pooja holds special significance for the devotees of Lord Krishna,
Who call him Govardhan Dhari. Lord Krishna took the people of Braj,
A place in Uttar Pradesh, under the shelter of the mighty Govardhan hill,
Picked up on his little finger, to protect them from the torrential rains.
He is worshipped on Govardhan Puja, which is a day to remember and renew
their faith in taking refuge in God.Let us join and seek HIS grace !

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