GODDESS OF TIME
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind”.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages”.: William Shakespeare
“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”:. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
“Paradox of time” is the greatest of the paradoxes in the world!
There are innumerable thoughts and quotes on TIME and that shows the importance and significance of time that makes or mars a person.
Attendant term is PUNCTUALITY!
Very often I use to admire with reverence and respect at the Goddess of Time who governs the entire Universe.
Some time back I started a serial in Tamil titled “கால தேவதை”- “Goddess of Time” and its chapter 7 is to be pursued and I posted the same in my Face book. That explains the role time has been playing in my life since my birth to this day!
As I think of my life in the WONDERLAND OF BLOGGING, I pleasantly recollect my life of 614 days and 650th post this day!
I believe “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind”.
As Shakespeare said “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages”.:
Yes, I am playing same role at different times and different roles at the same time! That indeed is a paradox which I enjoy! Out of that seven ages, where I stand is a puzzle to me.
“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today”: Honestly I am trying to follow this advice of Chesterfield and only the Great Goddess of Time can and must testify how far I have succeeded.
ENVIUS THOUGHTS 650!
In tune with the practice of ENVIUS THOUGHTS today being the 650th post, it is TALE OF THE BLOGGER PART XIII.
Anything that appears to be interesting to me since my 600th post, I would like to share with my esteemed viewers.
My last part of this series appeared on 11th September and today it is the next-Part XIII at the 650th post.
Posts have passed as quickly as days and there has not been any let up even once in these 50 days by the grace of Goddess of Learning and Goddess of Time.
Number of days taken for ONE THOUSAND Views, I deem as an index of the popularity of the Blog and here are some figures:
Sl. No. Date. Post No. Total views
1 11/9/16. 600th 57762
2 12/9/16. 601st. 58000 6 days
3 18/9/16. 607th. 59000 6 days
4 24/9/16. 613rd. 60000 6 days
5 01/10/16. 620th. 61000 7 days
6 07/10/16. 626th. 62000 6 days
7 14/10/16. 633rd. 63000 7 days
8 20/10/16. 640th. 64000 6 days
9 26/10/16. 646th. 65000 6 days
10. 30/10/16. 650th. 65632
UWAI-CREATOR DR. K Thiyagarajan
I made a reference in a few of my ENVIUS THOUGHTS about UNITED WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA having its Headquarters in Chennai ably organized and administered by Dr. Chevalier K Thiyagarajan engaged in social, literary and educational fields. He has been selected to receive a prestigious award in November and I have pleasure to share a news item in the HINDU with my esteemed viewers:
Internationally renowned Population Expert and Founder of United Writers’ Association, Chennai, Chevalier Dr.K.Thiagarajan has been selected for conferment of BHARAT JOTHI EXCELLENCE Honour and Gold Medal by Bharatiya Samaj Vikas Academy,Mumbai during the Annual Convention on “Ëmpowerment of Teachers for Building Sustainable Global Society” during November,16 at Mumbai.
Always clamoring for consistent cultivation of human excellence and unleashing Human potential in all its myriad manifestation and armed with legendary negotiating skills, Dr.Thiagarajan in his vast panorama of literary horizon spanning for over three and half decades often orchestrates his literary sensibilities creating an conducive environment devoid of magnificence, extravagance and grandeur anchored as much as by rigor and variety in repertoire as by imagination and inventiveness in improvisation. Passion, Perfection and Practice – the subtle intangible buzz words were some of the words he keep mesmerizing so often with sweeping rapidity in all his lecture circuits and workshops.
A multi-disciplinary scholar articulating authentically in search of nuances in various realms of knowledge and rated as a strong campaigner for sustained social responsibility and considered as an epitome of inimitable and incredible humility and simplicity, Dr. Thiagarajan’s enunciation of philosophy of service in a coherent, disciplined and consistent manner (which is a true calling of his life) and legitimatizing them how to plan and execute the tasks and the profound interaction with a galaxy of top-notch leaders in variegated disciplines who exemplified as role-models bespeak of the abundant respect and warmth showered on him. Goals in life should always be fine-tuned with clear-cut objective trying to shoot a target at a shooting range bamboozling one’s capabilities whatever one is trying to accomplish.
Medley of talents:
An evangelist for ushering and radicalizing leadership qualities and indeed any amount of epithet – be it scholar of eminence, teacher, researcher with International exposure, holder of impeccable academic accolades, manager of academic Programmes nurturing high performance work environment, resounding organizer, Creative global thinker fits admirably this eminent journalist whose innate vision and Relentless quest for leveraging and infusing sustainable vigor into the frontier and demystifying areas of research to reach global standards has been always awe-inspiring as a dazzling diamond to the diadem of his scholarship and erudition. Churchill’s reverberating aphorisms fits more admirably this eminent scholar: “A much modest man who has nothing he needs except to be modest about”.
Currently he is piloting an intensive comparative study on competitiveness and Economic development of nations and the application of competitive principles to myriad social problems such as equitable and sustainable socio-economic development, judicious use of natural resources, cultural diversity, health care, conservation of environment and sustained corporate social responsibility.
I pray and wish many more laurels adorn him in the days to come as he richly deserves this and more.
CULTURAL CENTER OF VIJAYAWADA AND AMARAVATHI
It is nothing but Divine Grace that I happen to be a bilingual poet in English and Tamil and I have quite a few poetry works to my credit. On 13th and 14th of November, I have been invited to participate in an INTERNATIONAL MULTILINGUAL POETS MEET at Vijayawada and I give below an extract from the Invitation received in this regard for your kind information:
Advance Invitation to Poetic Prism 2016 – Anthology Launch & International Multilingual Poets’ Meet
Padmaja Iyengar <firstname.lastname@example.org> AttachmentsAug 31
Respected Poet N.V. Subbaraman,
On behalf of The Cultural Center of Vijayawada & Amaravati, we thank you for the valuable contribution of your poem/s to our International Multilingual Poetry Anthology Poetic Prism 2016. Very happy to share with you that as on date, this anthology has 495+ poems in 48 languages!
The launch of this prestigious Poetry Anthology Poetic Prism 2016 is slated for Sunday the 13th November, 2016 at Vijayawada, at the hands of Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The Anthology Launch is followed by an International Multilingual Poets’ Meet on the 13th and 14th November, 2016. The Meet will conclude with Lunch at 1 pm on 14 Nov’16.
In this connection, it gives us immense pleasure to extend this advance invitation to you to the Anthology Launch and to the Multilingual Poets’ Meet as a Poet Delegate to read out your poem/s from Poetic Prism 2016.
Your hospitality at Vijayawada including your pick up from/drop at Airport/Railway Station/Bus Station, comfortable stay, etc. will be totally taken care of by us.
Kindly mail your acceptance of this advance invitation latest by 5 September, 2016.
You may also go ahead and book your journey tickets based on this advance Invitation. The formal invitation will be mailed to you sometime in October, 2016.
Once your tickets are booked, kindly inform us your itinerary as follows to enable us to plan your stay arrangements accordingly:
Date & Time of Arrival in Vijayawada :
Mode of Travel :
Flt no. & Airline name / Train no. & Train name /
Bus no. & Transport Company name :
Date & Time of Departure from Vijayawada :
Mode of Travel :
Flt no. & Airline name / Train no, & Train name/
Road transport no. & name :
Also kindly mail us a copy of your tickets if possible.
Kindly note that the accommodation (on twin-sharing basis) from our side is available to you from 12 noon, 12 Nov’16 to 6 pm,14 Nov’16.
Eagerly looking forward to your positive response asap.
Here’s a small sampling of the extensive media coverage (print and electronic) of ‘Poetic Prism 2015’ event and anthology:
(event coverage by media – a sampling)
(The Hindu – 30 Nov’16)
(When the previous edition of our anthology ‘ Poetic Prism 2015’ was declared a Record)
Best Always and Warm Regards
Hon. Lit. Advisor
The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati
Phone : +91 9948269211
Look at the great gesture on the part of respected Poet Padmaja Iyengar and her team- they have extended an official invitation to the 17 year old budding poet Miss. S. Nivetha , my ward (who is familiar to my esteemed viewers of the Blog) and she is also flying to Vijayawada with me and returning on 14/11 after presenting her poem- published in the great ANTHOLOGY-AMRAVATI POETIC PRISM 2016.
Proceedings of the function and Meet will be one of my forthcoming SUNDAY STORIES- probably on 20/11 or 27/11/2016.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS -PLEASURE AND PAIN
The great FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS has come and gone. I made the following post for the occasion:
“Thamasoma jyothir gamaya”- Vedic hymn-Let light give place to darkness
“Lead Kindly light amidst the encircling gloom”-a great English poet-smartness.
Here is the “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS”- called Diwali, Deepavali-lights in rows
A great day of joy and mirth, peace and happiness-man in reverence bows!
A day of victory for the noble forces on evil ones-happy
A day of success for wisdom over ignorance- to enjoy proudly
A day of social calls on kith and kin exchanging greetings joyfully
A day of thanking the Almighty for all HIS grace and love piously!
On this day let us avail the ‘joy of giving’ to the poor and destitute
What all are possible to the orphans and old age people- to substitute
Their agony and grief with joy and happiness through our acts of kindness
Let this FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS bring in great light and brightness in all our lives!
Let us not pollute the minds of the poor with our extravaganza
Let us not pollute the atmosphere with noise and smoke everywhere –
Let us not scare the dumb cats and dogs, cows and crows with sound enormous
Let us enjoy the FESTIVAL with lighting the lamps dispelling darkness!
Having witnessed the day that should have been a holy, sacred, serene, happy, joyous, solemn and social day, I am in deep distress at the degeneration of the day- a day of extreme extravaganza, nasty pomp, condemn-able wastage of money, time, energy, health and so on. It is really an irony and despicable condition in the society that the haves never bother about the unfortunate have-nots. While there are millions of orphaned children yearning for a piece of bread and sweet in the roads, orphanages and children’s homes, old and destitute people are suffering agony in the old age homes and streets, here are affluent youth WASTING SIX THOUSAND rupees for a cracker that makes the people and animals deaf with high syllable sounds in a couple of minutes. What a degradation of our values, what a demonetization of our noble thoughts, what a degeneration of our principles! Who is responsible for such a sad state of affairs? Elders and parents teachers and religious heads who have miserably failed to inculcate values in our wards.
It is the future of my India that is Bharath is at stake. Let us do our bit to arrest this nasty developments in the society.
As the days progress, a sort of fear is gripping in me as to how long I will be able to continue my daily post in ENVIUS THOUGHTS!!!!!I know it is all the will of Goddess of Time and as long as she gives me the strength of mind and body, I can continue. Let us see how SHE WILLS IT.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support in my literary endeavors.
I do hope and confident of the “XIV part of Tale of A Blogger”-700th post on eighteenth December.
N.V.Subbaraman in his study- seriously at his blog work.Photo: Srivalli.
N V Subbaraman during his visit to Goa to participate in the Authors’ Guild of India conference in 2013. In the background is the famous Church in Goa.
The Blogger attending the International Writers’ Festival in Trivandrum on 27/28th December, 2014.