ENVIUS THOUGHTS carried a report on the International Multilingual Poets Meet held in Vijayawada on 13th and 14th November under the caption “THOSE INDEED WERE THE DAYS IN LIFE” in The post was well received by the viewers around the world as is seen from the nice responses it evoked. This induced me to make out Part II on the same and here it is presented for your pleasure of reading.
As made out in the first Part, elaborate arrangements were made by the respected Poet Padmaja Iyengar and a dedicated team who meticulously attended to each and every aspect to make the occasion to remain green in the minds of the delegates for life!

Wide press coverage was given on the Meet to come and specimen of the same runs like this:

Vijayawada: Literary wing of the Cultural Center of Vijayawada & Amaravati, (a CSR arm of Malaxmi Group), in association with the departments of tourism and language and culture, will organize a two-day international multilingual poets’ meet called ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism – 2016’ at APTDC Hotel, Haritha Berm Park, Bhavanipuram, in the city on Nov 13 and 14, according to E Sivanagi Reddy, CCVA. More than 100 renowned poets from all over India and abroad will attend and recite their poetry on the banks of river Krishna. The programme is being organized as part of an exercise to revive the literary tradition of the Satavahana times. An anthology of international multilingual poetry comprising 527 poems in 53 languages will also be launched.

As many as 527 poems in 53 Indian and world languages will be presented by 100 poets at the Amravati Poetic Prism 2016, an international multilingual poetry analogy and poets’ meet, which will be held at Berm Park on November 13 and 14, according to The Culture Centre for Vijayawada and Amaravati chief mentor Y. Harish Chandra Prasad here on Friday.
Speaking to media persons, he said the event, held for the second year, will showcase the literary works of poets who won Kendriya Sahitya Akademi and State Sahitya Akademi awards.
He said the notable feature of the anthology which was curated by CCVA’s literary adviser Padmaja Iyengar, was the awarding of unique record of excellence by the Indian Book of Records. Mr. Prasad said the event would feature poems from rare languages such as Mapuzugun, a language spoken in Mapuche Nation and Zapotec, a language considered as almost extinct from the State of Oaxaca in Mexico.
He said all the major Indian languages along with rare ones such as Gondi, Koya, Kodava Takk, Sankethi, Mizo, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Dogri and Gojri will be presented at the meet.
Mr. Prasad said the event was sponsored by Granules India along with Andhra Pradesh Tourism, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and the Department of Language and Culture.
Doordarshan will beam the event in a deferred telecast.

Post MEET, the Hindu and other media presented their news as below. Given are a few samples only:

As bright sunshine enveloped the banks of river Krishna at Bhavani Islands, Vijayawada, poets across the world shared a common stage to unveil ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016’ officially the largest poetic anthology produced in the country, as per India Book of Records. Comprising over 527 poems in 53 languages, over a hundred poets across ages-17 to 85, took the occasion to recite their poems in multiple languages; the emphasis of the event being to build a literary and cultural bridge across nations.
Poetic delegates recited their poems and went on to share interesting anecdotes surrounding them too. Some of the languages included Sankethi, Kodavattan, Koya, Maithili, Japanese and Spanish too. One of the poets Raamesh Gowri Raghavan had contributed poems in as many as 11 languages. Few international poets who couldn’t make it to the event sent their visual/audio renditions of the poems to the organizers. Some of them talked to Friday Review on their experiences.
For Chennai-based renowned translator N.V. Subbaraman, aged 75, the platform was indeed special, for he was accompanied by his XII std granddaughter, who turned out to be the youngest delegate in the event. “I had the pleasant experience of participating in many poet meets in the past. I consider this one to be the most significant and unique one- on the banks of holy river Krishna on a very sacred day, Karthika Pournami. It was unique to be with my 17-year-old granddaughter S. Nivetha, and even happier to know that her poem was well received.”
Another poet from Hyderabad, Elizabeth Mona Kurian, who had contributed poems in Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, English reveals, “We were able to hear so many languages and look at its script simultaneously, thus getting a glimpse and sound of languages both regional and foreign. We were able to interact with poets from different places and make new friends.”
Padmaja Iyengar, also a poet who serves as an Honorary Literary advisor to Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati informs, “It was nice to see poets weren’t afraid of going beyond lingual barriers and compose poems in different languages.
It was an event-by the poets, for the poets. Though there were many political dignitaries who graced the event, not once did the focus move away from poetry and all of this was sans much fuss.”
Organized by Malakshmi Group of Companies and Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati, the two-day event included a cultural program where dancer Sowmya and team had performed on ‘Mahisasuramardhini’ and ‘Amaravati Geetham’.

VIJAYAWADA: Amaravati Poetic Prism, an international multilingual poetry festival, concluded in Vijayawada on Monday. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu felicitated poets who exhibited exemplary talent. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu said that Amaravati is known for its literature since centuries and this was a new beginning to its legacy.
He unveiled an anthology of poems book comprising 535 poems by 53 poets from across the globe. The CM lauded the organisers for bringing poems in Koya, Gondi, Mythili, Dogri, Telugu, English, and Spanish languages. He appealed the organisers to bring the soft copies of the poems from next time. The mega poetic festival was attended by about 120 poets from across the country.
Perugu Ramakrishna, a famous poet from Nellore, said that this was unique experience and everyone was pleasantly surprised by it. He said the Indian poetry is vivid when compared to world poetry as our poets write on different subjects and contemporary issues. Mr Ramakrishna said it was heartening to see the younger generation writing poetry on various current issues. “These young people are modern with new expressions and language,” he noted.
Ratan Bhattacharjee from Kolkata said the Amaravati poetic prism is another beginning of poetic culture in the new capital of AP which was known for its legacy in literature long ago. “This festival will stand as an inspiration to creative minds,” he said and adding that the beauty of the festival is that the poets recited their own poems. “One can feel the real emotion of the poem in the poet’s voice and the physical interaction of the poets from various parts of the world will broaden thought process of everyone

Over 100 poets converged and created a mini India on the banks of the River Krishna at the Conference Hall, Haritha Berm Park, Vijayawada on 13 and 14 Nov’16 to read their multilingual poetry from ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016’, an International Multilingual Poetry Anthology published by the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati (CCVA – a CSR arm of the Malaxmi Group), that has a record 527 poems in 53 languages. The Anthology has been rated as a Record by the India Book of Records and more such accolades are expected to soon follow!
Day One 13 Nov 2016 saw the Krishna Zilla Parishad Chairperson Gadde Anuradha inaugurating the event along with G Hari Babu, Corporator, Vijayawada. Immediately following this, the poetry reading sessions commenced with the poet delegates reading their poems in Telugu, Koya, Kannada, Kodava Takk, Malayalam, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Mizo, Marathi, Gujarati, Dogri, Punjabi, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, English, Esperanto, French, German, Mandarin, etc.
Day Two 14 Nov 2016 had the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu himself at the event to unveil CCVA’s International Multilingual Poetry Anthology ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016’ and to honour poets who had directly and indirectly helped create this mammoth anthology. The Hon’ble Chief Minister was full of appreciation for this unique multilingual poetry initiative of CCVA.
A notable feature of this event was that given the multilingual nature of the poems, having different language panels was not feasible for the organizers. Instead they devised an out-of-the-box chit (draw of lots) system that carried the names of the poets. The firstSLOT of the poetry reading session was assigned to a super senior poet Rajaram Ramachandran, who after his poetry reading, picked out the next chit and announced the name of the next poet. Thus, the chain of poetry reading continued throughout the day with each poet announcing the name of the next poet… Everyone enjoyed this totally democratic process of calling upon poets to read their poems… as throughout the day, the poets were kept guessing about who is next… In a single day, close to 110 multilingual poems were read! As the poetry sessions were going on, the Mayor of Vijayawada Koneru Prasad and G Veerapandian, Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation came visiting and addressed the poet delegates.
As an interlude, in between poetry reading sessions, the poet delegates were also treated to some delectable audio and video poetry readings from some of the poets who couldn’t make it to the event for various reasons – Dr Aprilia Zank of Germany, resplendent in a salwar suit with an Indian ambience created behind her with zari dupattas tied together to form a backdrop, read her German poem. World renowned playwright Jawaid Danish of Canada rendered his soulful Urdu poetry from the anthology. Avril Meallem of Israel and Shernaz Wadia of India, who have pioneered the unique Tapestry genre of poetry, sent an audio recording of their Tapestry poem featured in ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016’, along with a poem of Avril who couldn’t come to the event because of her husband’s indisposition. Likewise, Bhargavi Raghuram’s video recording of her Telugu poem, despite being in a cast due to shoulder and hand fractures, touched many a heart!
Courtesy: Padmaja Iyengar, Hyderabad, who is the Hon. Lit. Advisor, CCVA, who organised the event. Originally posted by her at FB. Now reproduced here, mutatis mutandis, with her permission. Her email Ids:,
Note: Also see the following two reports… Ed.
The New Indian Express, Hyderabad Express
Nov 16, 2016, by Saima Afreen
“After bifurcation, poets and artists from Telangana
have been to AP for awards and functions…”
– U Atreya Sarma, Poet-Translator-Editor
Can culture bring people together? Can words weave in camaraderie? The Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016: International Multilingual Poets Meet in Vijayawada this week which brought over 100 poets from across the country and overseas and of course, from the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, proved that things and hearts can change over a few STANZAS …
When poets from bifurcated states gathered together
Vijayawada saw coming together of 100 poets near river Krishna for a poetry meet as part of Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016 International Multilingual Poets Meet. Many poets from Hyderabad were part of the poetry event
Year 2014 saw the bifurcation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Since then the vibes have been a bit cold between the states and its people. Political boundaries apart, it is language that brings boundaries together, and we are not talking just about Telugu. That’s how 14 poets from Hyderabad were part of Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016 and travelled all the way to Vijayawada to be part of the launch and two-day poetry festival held at the beautiful banks of river Krishna. The event was organized by the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati (CCVA), a CSR initiative by Malaxmi group of companies.
The poets from the city were as varied as their works. Some of them were journalists, while some were in the teaching profession. The poems in the anthology are in 53 languages. The city poets chose free verse, ghazals to measured pattern of rhyme and rhythm in their poems. The topics were as diverse as the daily life toll, awakening of the heart to themes related to social issues. For example, in the ghazal of Nusrat Rehana Asif, who is the granddaughter of famous poet Sir Nizamat Jung there was the lament of distrust as she recited: ‘Miltey nahin wafaon ke pahle se ab nishan/ kab ke gaye who din hain sanam aitbar ke.’ She shared, “More such literary programmes should happen not just in both the states but in small towns as well. At the CCVA poetry fest the poets got an opportunity to listen to each other’s works, sit and discuss. Such conversations also tell you how other wordsmiths feel for you.”
The ghazal of Sahitya Ratan Sunita Lulla revolved around homelessness and loneliness. But after the bifurcation are the wordsmiths feeling the same? “The division of both the states is only political. Hearts can’t be divided. This event in a way was proof of good bonhomie when poets from Guntur, Vijayawada and Hyderabad sat and laughed together discussing nothing but poetry. Even after bifurcation poets and artists from Telangana have been to AP for awards and functions. The poetic event by CCVA was impeccable,” said poet, translator and editor Uppaluri Atreya Sarma who contributed his works in English and Telugu. The recitation enthralled the audience. However, the poets from overseas who couldn’t come sent their audio clips that mesmerized the audience.
City-based poet Elizabeth Kurian Mona contributed her poems in Urdu, English, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. Felicitated by the AP chief minister Chandra Babu Naidu along with other poets she shares, “Other literary fests invite only the celeb writers and poets. Events like these give proper platform to writers uniting poets from both the states. However, they can include workshops as well in the event.”


The Hans India, Amaravati Tabloid
Nov 17, 2016, by U Atreya Sarma
“Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection”
– Rabindranath Tagore
A multilingual stream of poesy vied with the Krishna River, and the resultant poetic bonhomie soared over the Indrakiladri for two days on November 13-14. The “Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016: International Multilingual Poets Meet” was a gala poetic event at the Haritha Berm Park of the APTDC on the banks of the sacred Krishna.
As many as 80 poets from across the country, including one from Thailand, read out 99 poems in as many as 27 Indian and foreign languages – Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kodava Takk, Koya, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Mizo, Odiya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Urdu; English, Esperanto, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Vietnamese. And the nearby Prakasam barrage appeared to be a bridge connecting the orient and the occident.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the chief guest, launched the concomitant anthology running into 528 pages, with 527 poems in 53 languages from across the globe, including even little known tongues and dialects. Many Sahitya Akademi awardees had contributed to the anthology.
Chandrababu made a scintillating speech tracing the overseas trade and cultural intercourse of Andhras to the Satavahana era when Amaravati was their capital, which again his government was determined to develop as a world class city, with a visionary spirit. The river valleys brought in the first civilizations; and arts and letters flourished in them. It was how great poets like Jnan Pith awardee Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Veturi Prabhakara Sastry, Veturi Sundararama Murty, Tummala Seetharama Murthy and Vemulapalli Srikrishna were born here and became household names. The graceful Kuchipudi dance also originated in these parts. This poetic event was very much in line with that eclectic spirit of the Andhras, he said, and in a lighter vein exhorted the poets to sit on the banks of the Krishna to derive their poetic afflatus. In tune with the spirit of the multilingual meet the CM spoke in both Telugu and English.
And the CM felicitated a cross-section of prominent poets.
Other dignitaries who shared the dais were Devineni Umamaheswara Rao (Minster for Irrigation), ‘Nani’ Kesineni Srinivas (MP), and Gautam Sawang (Commissioner of Police).
Inaugurating the first day’s programme, Gadde Anuradha (ZP Chairperson) observed that this international multilingual poetry fest reflected the Indian ethos of unity in diversity. The government of the new AP was doing its best to develop Amaravati as a vibrant centre of art and culture as well.
Mayor Koneru Sridhar recommended poetry instead of the present day films that had nothing worthwhile in them. VMC Commissioner G Veerapandian who spoke in English, Telugu and Tamil, promised to extend the necessary support to literary and cultural activities. G Haribabu, Corporator (Ward 26) also spoke.
(NB: The paper has inadvertently left out the freelance reporter’s name and also the Rabindranath Tagore quote; but later on they made amends by inserting the authorship credit in their e-paper)

HERE are some of the responses to my post dated 20th November in ENVIUS THOUGHTS:
Nov 24 (5 days ago)
Please correct the name of language at SL no 25. It is MAITHILI .Thanks

Subbaraman N V Nov 24 (5 days ago)

Thanks. Done.Great of your meticulous read.
N V Subbaraman Nov 24 (5 days ago)
DOMINIC KV Nov 24 (5 days ago)
thanks a lot sir
With Love, Regards, and Wishing you a very Happy Day,
Your Loving Friend,
Prof. Dr. K. V. Dominic
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Subbaraman NV Nov 25 (4 days ago)

So nice of you to have responded. May God bless you with all the best in your wonderful literary service to the society.
N V Subbaraman
Nov 25 (4 days ago)
Thanks a lot for your sweet words and wishes sir
Odilio Lopéz Ramírez Nov 25 (4 days ago)

Ti diuxi xtii cabinni rini’ ne ruunda diidxazá guiaana ndaani ladxido’ to yanna dxi (un saludo dela gente que habla y canta en zapoteco llene el corazón de ustedes el día de hoy.
verdaderamente es un honor para mi que se haya incluido uno de mis poemas en esta antología tan importante en la vida de los que tienen la oportunidad de expresar sus pensamientos con las letras. muchísimas felicidades por este trabajo y muchísimas gracias por el espacio. un abrazo.

to Odilio
Thanks. Can u kindly send me the ENGLISH version at your convenience?
N V Subbaraman
Saima Afreen Nov 24 (5 days ago)
Hello, there!
I am travelling and will be back in office on November 26. Right now I
don’t have access to mails/messages/calls. I will surely get back to
you after I come back.
Warm regards,
*Saima Afreen*Senior Reporter and Sub Editor
The New Indian Express,
Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Mobile No.:* +91 9849103776*
*Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it
will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country*.”

Anais Nin
SitaRamaMurthy Bulusu
Nov 23 (6 days ago)

Name: SitaRamaMurthy Bulusu
Comment: Dear Sri Subbaraman ji, Hearty cogratulations to you and your ward Miss Nivetha on attending the International Multi-lingual Poets’ Meet at Vijayawada as Delegates on Nov.13 and 14 at Vijayawada. It is indeed astonishing to know that Sri R.G.Raghavan, Mumbai contributed poems in 11 languages and another Sri V.Ramabrahmam contributed poems in 6 languages. Glad to know that your ward Miss S.Nivetha was the youngest poet delegate at the event. Hearty congrats to her. Very happy to note that you had enjoyed your stay in “Blaze-wada” as we call it in Andhra Pradesh (hottest temperature)
BSR Murthy
Time: November 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm
IP Address:
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Subbaraman NV Nov 24 (5 days ago)
to SitaRamaMurthy
Thanks aplenty.
N V Subbaraman

Elizabeth K. Mona Nov 23 (6 days ago)
The write up on the Poetic Prism 2016 gave a very good view about the two day programme at Vijayawada. It was really a treat to meet so many poets of various languages from different places.
Incidentally,the link you gave has an extra w in wordpress, so first I could not get the site.’
Thanks for sharing the memorable days,

Elizabeth Kurian ‘Mona’
Reach: +91 9849183498

Subbaraman NV Nov 23 (6 days ago)
to Elizabeth
Thanks. This is just normal link for ENVIUS THOUGHTS in which u c every Sunday.

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy Nov 19 (10 days ago)
to me, dbhatt0777, nandita6828, Paramita17praj., ritag27, shruti.goswami, Sagorika1991, suman_pokhrel, sutapachaudhur., supratiksen1, surmunshi, uddalakbharadw., bunulaniljyo, kumudbala63, anilboro, johannes32, darshandarshij., jyotsanakprasad, deshbandunutan, prakashpremi19., khamsel, iambecomedeath, azhvan, laura.klemm, proaprilia

Dear Subbaraman

Thanks for your mail. There is an error in the link you gave for your blog. This one below is the correct one I think

Kind regards

Hema Ravi Nov 19 (10 days ago)
The link does not open any other link or could you paste the message in the mail itself?
Thanks and regards,
Hema Ravi
Subsequently she read through Face book and paid high compliments to Nivetha.

Hayim Abramson
Nov 20 (9 days ago)
When sending your email there is a whole list of ALL the emails of your correspondents.
In general, the advice is to put them in the THIRD choice of the addresses:
Not: TO
Not: cc
Yes in:
Have a nice day. This is for security reasons, so that hackers do not see your list of names and misuse them.

Subbaraman NV Nov 20 (9 days ago)
to Hayim
Thanks. Noted for future. Normally I do in bcc. This time I thought it is a great homogeneous group of poets and hence. I understand your objective.
N V Subbaraman

Jyothi Rajeev
Nov 22 (7 days ago)

Thank You Sir,
Saikiarannii Nov 21 (8 days ago)

My regards to all ….. I am happy for got this information…..and congratulations to all the respected poets……☆
Good evening.

Subbaraman NV Nov 21 (8 days ago)
to saikiarannii
Thanks Saikiaranni.
Here is a fine example of meticulous reading of any communication; very minutely she has gone through –a hallmark of scientific leadership- and responded which helped the blogger to correctly project the post.

padmaja iyengar Nov 20 (9 days ago)

Thanks Sir. Finally was able to open the ink without any issues after your call when I tried again. Thank you for a great write up. Some corrections though needed:
1) The lade with Nivetha is Dr. Bibha Kumari of Delhi University
2) Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016 is in the India Book of Records and not Guiness
3) Malaxmi Group is one of the organizers of the event as CCVA is a CSR arm of Malaxmi Group.
If possible, kindly edit the above factual details.
Best Always and Warm Regards.

Padmaja Iyengar
Poet, Writer & Reviewer
Hon. Lit. Advisor
The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati
Reach: +91 9948269211


Subbaraman NV Nov 20 (9 days ago)
to padmaja
Thanks for your meticulous scrutiny. Done. Kindly see it again and respond.
N V Subbaraman

Padmaja Iyengar Nov 20 (9 days ago)
Yes, this is fine. It will be better if you remove the reference to Guinness. The Anthology has already been reckoned as a Unique Record of Excellence by the India Book of Records and this was announced at the event.
Best Always and Warm Regards
Padmaja Iyengar
Poet, Writer & Reviewer
Hon. Lit. Advisor
The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati

Phone : +91 9948269211

Subbaraman NV Nov 20 (9 days ago)
to Padmaja
Does it mean it will not be considered for GUINNESS?If so I shall remove it instantly
N V Subbaraman.

Padmaja Iyengar Nov 20 (9 days ago)
No..we have not applied for Guinness and so can’t claim as such…Only India Book of Records. Nowhere we mentioned Guinness..

Subbaraman NV Nov 20 (9 days ago)
to Padmaja

Thanks. Noted removed as advised. Thanks.
N V subbaraman
Balakrishnan Nov 20 (9 days ago)
நிவேதாவுக்கு வாழ்த்துகள்! படங்களுடன் முகநூலில் வெளியிடுக. அரிய வாய்ப்பு! பாராட்டுகள்
– அரிமா இளங்கண்ணன்

N V Subbaraman

மிக்க நன்றி அரிமா இளங்கண்ணன் அவர்களே.
என் வி சுப்பராமன்

Dilip Mohapatra Nov 20 (9 days ago)
Dear NVS,
Thanks for sharing your write up on the Poetic Prism 16 at Amaravati. Very honest and vivid account of a wonderful event.
Very best,
Cmde Dilip Mohapatra

Subbaraman NV Nov 20 (9 days ago)
to Dilip

ThanksShri Mohapatraji.

In this way the eagerly awaited INTERNATIONAL MULTILINGUAL POETS MEET blossomed and left leaving an indelible impression to cherish for years to come on the participants.



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A part of the Cultural program-“Mahishasuramardini”.

In the wonderful creation of the Almighty, things move on as per HIS scheme in every one’s life. Those who believe, it is something predetermined-say DESTINY- whether HE made it, I make it , CIRCUMSTANCES make it! A successful man in his life goes according to it, but by his constant efforts and earnest endeavors makes the best use and makes his positive contribution to his home, society and the world.


Well my mentor from his heavenly abode MAHAKAVI SUBRAMANIYA BHARATHIYAR wrote several decades ago:

“நமக்குத் தொழில் கவிதை, நாட்டிற் குழைத்தல்
இமைப்பொழுதுஞ் சோரா திருத்தல்-உமைக்கினிய
மைந்தன் கணநாதன் நங்குடியை வாழ்விப்பான்
சிந்தையே இம்மூன்றும் செய்.”

While rendered in English:

“We build the lofty rhyme; our country we serve;
We idle not even for a second;
The son dear to Uma will cause our line
To prosper; dear soul, these three do perform.”

Yes; “the builders of rhyme” –POETS serve the world without idling away their time even for a second!

Those indeed were the days in life! Two days – Thirteenth and Fourteenth of November were the days in the life of poets-multilingual poets-from all over my India-that is Bharath and abroad who assembled on the serene and silent banks of the holy river KRISHNA in Vijayawada, the capital of recently formed Andhra Pradesh on the sacred day of Karthika poornima and karthika somavara  – auspicious full moon day of the month of Karthika and the Monday of the month- in October-November- were never to be got days to enjoy again!


One of the speakers in the Meet. 


Personally to me it all started on the day in April 2016 when I received the e-invitation from respected poet Mrs. Padmaja Iyengar Hon. Lit. Advisor, the Cultural Center of Vijayawada & Amaravati soliciting my poems in multiple languages for their proposed Anthology “Poetic Prism 2016”-and the name was subsequently changed to “Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016-“ . I sent my poems in English and Tamil. Instantly they were accepted.

After a few days enthused by the acceptance of mine, my ward S. Nivetha  a 17 year girl studying in XII standard in a leading school in Chennai  requested me to send her poem too. It was in English and when I sent it Madam was  delighted and   immediately acknowledged and told it will find a place in the PRISM making  Nivetha feel as if she has won a Nobel award!.


Madam Padmaja Iyengar talking to one of the Chief Guests of the Meet.


Time passes on as quickly as it blossoms. It looks as if yesterday the start of the ‘PRISM 2016’ and now it is a week since the unique record breaking ANTHOLOGY was unveiled taking the poets to the wonderland of Poetry- and to make everyone who attended feel that THOSE INDEED WERE THE DAYS IN LIFE!


Second and third communications were received in quick succession from the Honorary Literary Adviser to the CULTURAL CENTER OF VIJAYAWADA & AMARAVATI- Malaxmi Group’s CSR arm,  is one of the organizers of the event explaining in detail the proposed INTERNATIONAL MULTI LINGUAL POETS MEET in which the great Anthology- entered into the Indian Book of Records  one to be launched by Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, on 13th and 14th of November at Vijayawada.

It was indeed great literary gesture on the part of Madam Padmaja Iyengar to have convinced the Committee on the need to invite the young poet Miss. S Nivetha just 17 year old XII standard student of a leading school in Chennai which made her jump with joy to the skies.

With the generous permission of the school, to be away for three days, air tickets were booked and the countdown began increasing the appetite to attend the unique meet and to her the maiden and golden opportunity of attending an International event!

In the meantime I had a few telephonic interactions with Madam Padmaja on the arrangements on a mass scale being made.

At last 12th November was born and we left Chennai on time and reached Vijayawada on time to be received by an SMS that “I am Sai Kiran waiting for you at the Airport entrance”. Delighted we were to meet Mr. Sai Kiran an MBA student in The Forbes College of Business Management! Then of course we came across a couple of dozens of MBA students who volunteered,  attending to every need of the delegates-whether in the hotel room or restaurant, Bus or at the Venue till we left for the airport on 14th after the mega Meet was over.

Mr. Saikiran received us with a smiling face and took us to the waiting AC car and dropped us in the Hotel Mid-City- a hotel of three star- status on the MG Road. As earlier programmed both of us were accommodated in the same room.  Lunch we had and went out for shopping in the evening. Night dinner was over and Nivetha had her rehearsals of her proposed maiden presentation in such a unique International Meet next day. I had mine!!!!!?????



Reputed Poet from Thailand presenting her poem.

The day of delight dawned, heralding a treasure trove of joy and happiness, pride and peace, sense of achievement and satisfaction to all the poet delegates from abroad and all over India-that is my Bharath.  After a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant, a nice luxurious AC bus ferried all of us to the venue of the Meet –about ten kilometers from the hotel- the Conference hall of APTDC Hotel, Haritha Bermpark on the Banks of Holy River Krishna.

There were about 150 poet delegates from different parts of the world and different languages true to the nomenclature “INTERNATIONAL MULTILINGUAL POETS MEET”.

On our taking the seats, in nature-friendly jute bag carrying a print of


Poetic Prism 2016

International Multilingual Poets Meet


with a copy of the Guinness recording Anthology,  a beautiful shawl, note book, pen , an attractively designed Identity Badge,  was handed over to each of the delegate by the volunteering MBA students of Forbes Business School and a detailed program sheet.

With the opening remarks by Honorary Literary Adviser to the Cultural Center of Vijayawada & Amaravati and a renowned Poet Smt. Padmaja Iyengar, Smt. Gadde Anuradha, Krishna district Zilla Parishad Chairperson- the Chief Guest’s inaugural address, poetry reading sessions started.


First to present his poem was the 83 year old senior most poet Shri Raja Raman Ramachandran and the last one to present was the youngest poet Sow. S. Nivetha!

In between about seventy poets presented their poems in various regional languages. Unique and surprising method of inviting the poets for presentation was adopted! A bowl containing slips of all the attending poets with the language and page number in the Anthology was kept ready on the table. Every poet after presentation will take out a slip from the bowl, open and invite the next poet for rendering! It was very interesting and everyone was anxiously awaiting the invitation- some disappointed and some delighted! Ultimately all those present could delight the audience with their poem.

I presented my poem in Tamil titled ”குழந்தை உள்ளம் இறைவன் இல்லம்” (CHILD’S MIND IS GOD’S HOME) and Nivetha her English poem titled “FRINDSHIP- Values and Virtues”. Rich encomiums were paid to her presentation by the MC and very many others in the lobby.

Everyone was introduced and comment was made at the end of reading very appropriately by the Master of the Ceremony, Madam Iyengar.

At the appropriate intervals, we had our delicious and sumptuous Andhra lunch and snacks in tea breaks.

After a while, short and sweet speeches were delivered by the dignitaries of Vijayawada- Municipal Corporation Mayor, Corporation Commissioner, President of CCVA, APTDC EO and others.


At the end of the first day a scintillating, enchanting and ennobling cultural program was held with young artists performing Kuchupudi, kathakali and bharatha natyam dances. “Mahishasura mardhini” was indeed a classic one!

After dinner, we returned to our rooms with nourishing thoughts and cherishing first day program.


Next day 14th was equally great. The program started with poetry reading session.

Hon’ble Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu launched the International Multilingual Poets Anthology “Amaravati Poetic Prism 2016 “ and   made a remarkable speech hailing the efforts behind the unique Anthology and the Meet. He traced the great literary and glorious history of Vijayawada. Senior poets from different states were honored at the hands of the CM.

Closing remarks were made by Dr. E Sivanagi Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, CCVA.

An attractively designed Certificate was handed over to each participant..


We took leave of our great poet friends

After lunch, the delegates were free to get back to their Headquarters. Accordingly we were dropped in the Airport by car and we reached Chennai by night.

In one of her communications Madam Padmaja wrote:

“While you are required to bear your travelling expenses, 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”. Yes, true to these words everything was taken care of by the Organizers and great literary loving Corporates and Government Departments.

A mega event like this requires a lot of sponsorship and it was with  a sense  of great joy and pride the Malaxmi, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department, Department of Language and Culture, AP Government and the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation joined in this great Literary yagna.  We the delegates are extremely happy and grateful for all of them.


Having been in telephonic conversation frequently with Madam Padmaja Iyengar, the main brain behind the Anthology, I know the volume of efforts she has put in with her team in bringing out this unique Anthology.  As planned and anticipated, there cannot be a second opinion on its likely entry into the India Book of Records! Physical get up, quality of paper and print, beauty of design and so on are par excellent besides the contents.

Similarly one could not have expected till it was conceived and delivered that an anthology in 53 languages and more than 525 poems are humanly possible.  I am not ashamed to admit and acknowledge that I cannot even list out so many languages of the world! Look at some details about the Anthology.

Sl. No.      Language                         No. of Poems

  1. Telugu                                                   54
  2.  Arabic                                                   01
  3. Assamese                                             14
  4.  Bengali                                               18
  5. Bhojpuri                                              04
  6. Bodo                                                    01
  7.  Danish                                              01
  8.  Dogri                                               03
  9. Dzonkha                                           01
  10. Esperanto                                        01
  11. French                                              04
  12. German                                           04
  13. Gojri                                                01
  14.  Gunjala Gondi                             01
  15. Gujarati                                        09
  1. Hebrew                                           02
  2. Hindi                                              50
  3. Italian.                                           03
  4. Japanese.                                        01                                  .
  5. Kannada.                                      15.
  6. Kashmiri                                        04
  7. Kodava Takk                                   01
  8. Konkani                                          02
  9.  Koya                                               01
  10. Maithili                                       05
  11. Malayalam                                   17
  12. Mandarin                                   01
  13. Mapuzugun                               01
  14. Marathi.                                   08
  15. Mizo                                          02
  16. Nepali.                                     01
  17. Odia.                                        10
  18. Pahari                                      02
  19. Persian.                                   01
  20. Portugese.                               01
  21. Punjabi.                                09
  22. Rajasthani.                         01
  23. Romani                      01
  24. Romanian                 01
  25. Sankethi.                   01
  26. Sanskrit.                    04
  27. Sindhi.                      01
  28.  Spanish.                04
  29.   Tagalog                  01
  30. Tamil.                     18
  31.  Thai                       01
  32.   Tulu                       02
  33. Turkish                 01
  34. Urdu                    21
  35. Uzbeck                02
  36. Vietnamese      . 01
  37. Zapotec              01
  38. English                    202
  39.  Total                                                 527


Being Multilingual Poets Meet most –almost all barring possibly a couple of poets-have submitted poems in more than one language.


Several poets have given their poems in their language and have themselves translated into English.

Shri Raamesh Gowri Raghavan of Mumbai has contributed poems in 11 languages and thus stands number ONE in this respect.

English, Esperanto, French, German, Hindi, Kannada, Kodava Takk, Mandarin, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu.

Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam contributed poems in six languages viz. English, Telugu, Sanskrit, French, German and Hindi,


It was indeed a veritable literary feast both in the Meet and the Anthology.


Carrying PLEASNT MEMORIES of both, we reached our home and the thoughts go on ringing the joyful tune of the two days spent in the Meet.


Nivetha –youngest Poet who attended the Meet as a Poet Delegate was the cynosure of all eyes and became darling of the other poet delegates. Here she is seen with respected poet  Dr. Bibha Kumari of Delhi University as published in her Face Book on 17th November. .


(More photos and videos will appear in the forthcoming Sunday story)



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Onam Festival, Onam Festival in kerala

“Festival of Rain Flowers”- Rice Harvest Festival- ONAM is today
With “pookkolam’and lights “Hearty Welcome to King Mahabali this day”!
Today “Onakkodi”- we give gifts and new clothes are worn expressing joy
“Onam sadya” grand feasts with delicious dishes thirteen we enjoy!

“Vallamkali”-snake boat race- ‘chundan’, fire crackers enjoyed in ‘ONAM”
Procession of elephants decorated with gold ornaments,-beauty
“Kathakkali’ dance, music and art make the occasion joyous plenty
Festival beyond religions giving message of peace in society!

Vaman Vishnu idols installed at homes for worship all over the state
Tourism week is now-people aplenty- make human floods in spate
People of Kerala in all parts of the world spread culture all over
Happy time for people all to enjoy and memories green for ever!

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Chapter 48 of Part II of ThirukkuraL – ASSESSING STRENGTH- திருக்குறள்- பொருட்பால்- 48வது அதிகாரம் -வலி அறிதல்- has been published in the Indian Periodical of 11th September. Kindly click any of the following links and again click “HERE IS VALLUVAR’S VOICE” to read the same. Kindly record your comment in the space provided  beneath the article itself so that your assessment can be enjoyed by other readers as well. One such you will find from Shri OK Sivanganam. Thanks. In the course of a day, this has been read by more than 50 Thirukkural enthusiasts.

In the same links, please read from the archives, the post on PERSON OF THE WEEK
N V SUBBARAMAN – his interview on the Universal work-magnum opus of Saint Poet THIRUVALLUNAR’s THIRUKKURAL translated into English- which stands at the second most viewed post with more than 1500 views.

ENVIUS THOUGHTS in at 5.05 hours, on Monday the 12th September  crossed  total views of 58000  from 199 countries . Thanks for all your support. Kindly continue viewing.Thanks.





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Lord Almighty in HIS compassion has created human beings
With knowledge and wisdom to live in peace and harmony with all beings
Man created holy days to perform acts that help reaching the goal
Through discipline and cleanliness of mind and body to serve all!

All religions have their own festivals and rituals to follow
Hindus have many that make them live in peace and joy-never shallow.
Krishna Janmashtami Day is today – Lord Krishna took avathar
Darling God of young and old, rich and poor revered for ever!

Hindu God who delivered the universal message of Gita
Was the beloved God of great Saints and poets all through the era
ISKCON an organization all over the globe spreads Krishna cult
Let us on this day offer reverential prayers-not difficult!

Image result for Lord Krishna's Geethopadesam


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August 23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition


23 August – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its         Abolition

World created by God for the human beings joy and peace
Plenty of prosperity and harmony- to be at ease
Man in his greed, jealousy and avarice, spoiled the world
Good people come to the rescue of the unfortunate bold!

One of the worst crimes against people was ‘slavery’-slave trade
Indulged in by the great farm and land holders- assumed leader
Made the poor to serve as slaves for their life time and their heirs too
Assumed proportion huge- society civilized raised in revolt!

‘Slavery’ abolished, day is remembered all over the globe
Abraham Lincoln did his best with all his might saved the mob
Alas!Among many slavish mentalities till day rule
To get rid of the same, the society is to play its role!

UNESCO declared today as a great day in the world map
“International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave trade
And its abolition” every year August twenty third
And let us thank all those who fought against the criminal trade!

Image result for Images to depict Slave Trade and its abolition.



Three of the important websites maintained by Shri AKR

In the making of God’s wonderful creation of the world
Birth and death of the living beings not unnatural-told
Experience incontrovertible . Alas!Death turns cruel
Adding to the grief and miseries of all providing fuel!

Deaths aplenty there are – unsung, unwept and unhonoured each day
Deaths in hundreds bring extreme grief uncontrollable on one’s way
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”

Though well known unable to control tears and grief on his death
A shock rude to come out of may take all the years till next birth;
Friend and philosopher, scholar he was qualified Engineer
Young Poet,, Brahmin Today-web administrator!

In the process of reconstructing YOUNG POET he had his mind
Quite innovative to attract young poets all over the world
Was the page he did first and the rest to follow when? God to answer.

Literary world availed his yeoman service for years
Left orphaned we are in the world-in God’s lap he sleeps sans fears.
Literary figure-multi faceted personality
God to help AKR’s family and friends for eternity!

The great A K Rajagopalan Mechanical Engineer, a good singer,scholar in English and Tamil with remarkable memory,  Web administrator of many sites-unique YOUNG POET, MAZHALAIGAL.COM, BRAHMIN TODAY- passed away in Coimbatore on 18/8/16 at the  age of just 63-leaving behind sorrowing wife, an Engineer son, a graduate daughter and a host of orphaned friends and well wishers (Seen on the right)




                                             The 2016 Olympic gold medal

‘GOLDS’ AWAIT YOU, our darling sports daughters of India
Next Olympics not far away nor you are from the GOLD
Arise, awake, go on with the practice till you reach the gold
Prayers of millions bound to get what you cherish bold!

God has made HIS sons and daughters never alike quite sure
With differences distinct to achieve with efforts pure
You are made to perform great and bound to bring laurels great
Sindhu and Sakshi- worthy warriors in sports- a treat!

Be happy and content with the outcome in twenty sixteen
Twenty twenty is just years four away to fly fast- keen
Keep the body and mind- mind more than body- spic and span
God of success sure to embrace you with her golden hands!

                            Sakshi and Sindhu to get GOLD in 2020


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Scene 12:

Location: Shyam’s study room on a Sunday morning.

Dramatist personae: Shyam, Ram and Gokul (Ram’s friend who had also completed his University course with Ram)

Ram: Good morning, sir. He is my friend Gokul who has completed the course with me; yet to get an employment. Gokul, sir Shyam is my mentor and well wisher.

Gokul: Good morning, sir. Happy to have met you sir. I need your blessings.

Shyam: All the best to both of you. Ram, how is the work atmosphere in the new job?

Ram: Fine uncle. They give us full freedom to act within my allotted work. They don’t interfere or tease us. They expect to us to report frequently on the progress that we make.

Shyam: That is good and correct.

Gokul, how about your job?

Gokul: Trying, sir. I have attended a couple of interviews and I am awaiting results. So many people speak so many things about it. I don’t know what is going to happen to me.

Shyam: All the best.

Lot of discussions is on, on FREEDOM in the educational Institutions and University Campuses of late. You have come recently out of your courses. What do you think on this subject Ram and Gokul?

Ram:   True, sir. To me it appears too much. We go to the University to pursue our studies; focus and concentration must be on studies and studies alone. We have lot of years to indulge in talks on politics, freedom, discussions, and debates and so on.


Gokul: Sorry Ram. I am of different view. I totally agree with you that we have to focus on studies as that alone are going to lay the foundation stone for our future career. But at the same time without prejudice to our studies, we owe it to ourselves and the society, that we should evince interest in the worldly matters that affects us and the society.

Shyam: You are right Gokul; I agree with you; students cannot isolate from what is happening around us in the world; but Suryalal or Vivek Sharma as students cannot and should not act as a spokesperson of any political party and act on their behalf propagating their political views and philosophy in the University and indulge in political activities in the name of freedom of speech and freedom of action!

Gokul: What is that great FREEDOM of SPEECH, FREEDOM OF ACTION etc. sir you are referring to? FREEDOM WHAT, WHERE and HOW?

Shyam: Ram; you were referring to that full freedom provided by your employer to act and carry out your duties assigned without undue interference, teasing etc.

Gokul, to your question as to ‘freedom what, where and how I shall explain.

On getting independence in the year 1947, we decided to adopt democratic form of Government – “democracy is the Government of the people, for the people and by the people” it is said. OK….

When India became a Republic on 26th January 1950, we, the people of India gave unto ourselves a well drafted Constitution by eminent members the Constituent Assembly. This Constitution is paramount for all our citizens irrespective of our caste, creed, religion, region, language etc.

As of now, the Constitution guarantees all of us six fundamental rights otherwise known as freedom. They are Freedom of speech and expression, Freedom of assembly, Freedom of association, Freedom of movement, Freedom of residence and settlement, Freedom of profession, occupation, trade or business.

Though all of us can and should enjoy our rights, we should not fail to understand and appreciate that “Rights and duties” go together- there is no right without duty and there is no duty without rights. With all these rights certain reasonable restrictions also go with them.

Normally these restrictions are meant to be in the interest of a free, peaceful and harmonious society.

Freedom of speech  and expression will not confer upon an individual a license to say whatever he likes or to commit illegal  or immoral acts or to incite others to  overthrow the established government by force or unlawful means.

Freedom of assembly shall not   abuse others so as to create public disorder or a breach of peace.

Freedom to form association or union will not entitle any group of individuals to enter into a criminal conspiracy or to form any association dangerous to the public peace or to make illegal strikes or to commit a public disorder.

Freedom to move freely throughout the territory of India, cannot give right to enter the restricted area.

Freedom to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation trade or business cannot interfere with  the interests  of the general  public and subject  to qualifications  laid down by the State  for carrying  on any  profession or technical  occupation, or for  carrying  on  any trade or business by the State itself  to  the exclusion of the citizens.

Gokul: Sorry to interfere, sir, it looks as though what has been given by one hand is being taken away by the other!

Shyam:  That feeling is not justified because in no country the guarantee of fundamental rights is absolute or free from limitations altogether. The reason is that while the individual is in need of certain personal freedoms, the society, collectively, is also in need of certain safeguards in the interest of all, to ensure that the unfettered exercise of individual rights is not turned into license and chaos.  This should be ensured that one’s unfettered right is not taking away the right of another .The individual  himself will not be safe to exercise his personal rights unless the State, which represents the society, has certain powers to enforce law and order  , morality and the like to prevent other individuals from wrongly interfering with the exercise of his rights.

Gokul and Ram: Thank you very much, sir, for explaining to us all the important details about freedom which is being talked about increasingly of late.

Shyam: All the best, we shall meet later.


Scene 13:

Location: Public Garden

Dramatist Personae: Prakash Nandha, Atul Banergee and friends of INSPIRING INDIA MOVEMENT- a bigger gathering than the last meeting

Prakash Nandha: Good evening to everyone! You have so nicely assembled here for the second meeting of our movement. I am happy to see more people. That is an indication that India inspires and the people are inspired by the values and principles of this great country whether it is patriotism or nationalism, freedom or restrictions. People are in a way getting disenchanted with certain developments where intolerance and bigotry raise their ugly heads.  People are becoming more and more self-centric not exhibiting enough of involvement in the development of the Nation in the positive and right direction.

Ours is not a political outfit but really interested in rising the nation as envisaged by our founding fathers whose untiring work and sacrifices that have raised our stature.

(a great clap of hands is made)

One voice: yes, yes, we have to work with that objective.

Another voice: Let us not worry about politicians of different hues. If non-political personalities join and work together all over the country, political faces can be reformed and made to serve the nation.

3rd voice: After all who are politicians? Made by us and many are our elected representatives. If we are cautious and careful in electing our representatives purely based on merit, they are bound to serve us well.

Atul Banergee: That exactly is the point. The objective of this Movement is to awaken the people’s conscience and make them play their role effectively and positively, wisely and responsibly.

Prakash Nandha: Politicians are not people’s enemies or adversaries. People get the Government they deserve it is said.

But this Movement aims at making our great, cultured citizens to realize their bounden responsibilities towards the society and the nation and help in restoring its glory.

The future lies in the hands of the youth of the country and the immediate steps are to be taken to guide them in the right direction. In the next one or two sittings we shall finalize our activities and hasten the process of purifying politics, Government and the society.

All the present: Sure sir, we will.


Scene 14:

Location: Shyam’s drawing room on a Sunday afternoon. .

Dramatist personae: Shyam; Ram and Gokul

Ram and Gokul: Good afternoon, sir.

Shyam: Welcome Ram and Gokul. How are you both? Gokul any progress in your job efforts?

Gokul: Still trying sir.

Ram: Just I am trying the possibility of his getting into my organization, sir. It depends on God’s will.

Shyam: All the best.

Gokul: Since we left you on the other day, I have been brooding over what all you said bout the Constitution, fundamental rights, freedom, restrictions and all ; more I think about, more perplexed I become!

Shyam: Possible; but once you calmly consider the various factors, you will appreciate that there is nothing perplexing as such. But the way in which we handle the matters pertaining to these principles and practices, make you feel so. Indeed it is all how we interpret, perceive, and practice. Man in his ingenuity is able to make up anything to his advantage and there the problem arises.

Liberty to carry your umbrella ends where another’s nose begins.

Freedom without restrictions may lead to chaos and anarchy!

Problem can arise where the powers that be to govern the country begin to interpret the constitutional provisions to their own whims and fancies, the people become the victims.

It is at this point that the role and responsibility of the patriotic citizens should come to the fore and act as watchdogs.

It is unfortunate that the time tested definitions of nationalism, or patriotism get new twists and turns in the hands of the set of people who govern according to their own ideologies-right or wrong!!

Ram: Sir, on the other day you were a little critical of students during their studies indulging in politics and acting as spokespersons of political parties. I agree with you and to me it sounds atrocious; poor parents, I know with what great difficulties they provide education to their wards; but the politicians, shall I say unscrupulous- exploit the age and gullibility of students and spoil them. At times even the Faculty members misguide the students.

Shyam: That is an unfortunate situation in our country. Parents toiling in the remote villages spend for education and the wards do not feel their responsibility to study and come out successful in their goal.

Not that student should be thoroughly insulated from politics. Students cannot isolate themselves from happenings in the world. They must know what is happening in the society around them; but need not

Directly involve themselves to the prejudice of their main goal of successful completion of their studies.

Of course, the youth of today has bright vision for the future. They do want a world free from poverty, inequality, illiteracy, unemployment and intolerance. It is of course the duty of our student population to create and spread awareness of the problems faced by our society.

They are an integral part of the social fabric. They should know the importance of relationship between them as individuals and the society. But they should desist from active participation in the petty party politics prevailing here. They should not allow themselves to be exploited by the unscrupulous politicians for their party ends.

Ram and Gokul: Yes, sir. You are very much correct. In as much as we have come out of the portals of the university unscathed, we take it as our duty to   save the present student community.

Shyam: Right we shall sit together and discuss what steps are to be taken in that direction. Bye.

Ram and Gokul: Thank you sir. We shall meet again.   

Scene 15:

Location: Public Park

Dramatist personae: Shyam, Ram and Gokul.

Ram and Gokul: Good evening sir.

Shyam: Thanks. Great evening to you. How are you both?  Gokul, any good news on your employment? Ram, how are you settling in your office?

Ram: Settling down very nicely sir. Thanks.

Gokul: Likely to get orders in the course of this week.

Shyam: Very happy. All the best. On the other occasion we decided to arise and awake the students in your college on their social responsibility without prejudice to their main goal of successful studies.

Ram and Gokul: We await to hear from you sir.

Shyam: Nice.

As responsible, nationalist and patriotic citizens we are, we owe it to ourselves and the society.

Before that, just I want to give some inputs to you on a very important subject that should be a cause of worry to any responsible citizen of India.

Gokul: Is it so sir, please.

Shyam: A few days back we were discussing fundamental rights, restrictions, freedom and so on. Any freedom can be misused, abused, or disused by irresponsible persons.

One such is freedom of speech one of the golden freedoms enshrined as a fundamental right in our constitution.

Always the human tendency is not to accept any views that are against us, and the speech that does not go well with the individual or institution or the Government. Even if the views are in the interest of all. If it does not suit a particular section –especially the Government- which is in a position to place restrictions, exhibit their intolerance and charge the individual or a group of people of ‘sedition’ – a dangerous situation.

Gokul: Kindly be explicit, sir, we are unable to comprehend.

em>Shyam:   Charge of ‘sedition’ against someone who speaks or acts in such a way that the people in general are made to rise in revolt against the country in collusion with the foreign country, countries.

It is unfortunate that intolerance in the powers that be tempts them to make use of the ‘sedition charge’ and harass.

Reasonable criticism of the Government’s policy or actions, expressing the reasonable and logical demands of the people, is painted with the brush of anti nationalistic or unpatriotic!  This poses a dangerous portend to the freedom of speech.

Men at the helm must be able to draw a fine line between ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘sedition’.

Gokul: You are very much right, sir.

Ram: How do our elders react to this situation, sir?


Shyam: They are indeed worried that the Government of the day interprets ‘sedition law’ to suit their needs and indiscriminate in applying the same to suppress the ‘freedom of speech’.

When the speech is only to arouse the people’s conscience and awareness on essential issues facing the society, not intended, nor leads to any upheaval, violence and protest against the country, the Government of the day frames ‘sedition charges’ which is nothing but atrocious and autocratic.


Ram and Gokul: From what you say, sir, this needs urgent response from the public.


Shyam: Yes, the intellectuals have expressed their annoyance over the misuse of ‘sedition clause’ in the constitution according to the whims and fancies of the ruling dispensation. Some go to the extent of advocating removal of this clause from the Constitution as it is quite anachronistic in a democratic set up.

Increasingly of late the politicians of the ruling dispensation interpret the terms like ‘nationalism’, ‘patriotism’ etc. in a way that fits in with their narrow political philosophy. They are trying to indoctrinate the young minds in the Universities with narrow definitions that are indeed anti- national and anti-democratic exploitations.


Ram and Gokul: You are very much right, sir. We both of us know we are not politicians; yet we feel after your exhaustive explanations, that we youngsters have to take up the onerous task of putting an end to this type of exploitations by moving freely with the student and youth community and spread the dangers of this fascist approach in our national interest. We seek your advice and guidance, sir.


Shyam: We shall sure discuss concrete steps in a week’s time. Till then bye and all the best!


Ram and Gokul: Thank you, sir, bye!



Scene 16.

Location: Public garden.

Dramatist personae: Nandha Prakash, Atul Banergee and friends with the banner “INSPIRING INDIA MOVEMENT”


Nandha: Welcome friends! It is some days since we met. We have to enter into urgent action as we are afraid that situation may go out of hands. we have to intervene before the situation goes out of the control of patriotic citizens.


Others, in chorus: Please tell us what we should and to proceed further.


Nandha: Yes we have some concrete plans. We have to mobilize the opinion of elders, parents, educationists and social service organizations to raise their voice against intolerance of the people and against new definitions and interpretations given to our time tested and long cherished concepts of nationalism and patriotism. In writing, through discussions and debates, we have to raise their involvement  of all in this sacred task. We have to involve the youth – leaving the students at different levels to attend to their studies. This must be done on a top priority basis. It must be spread to all parts of the country as a SECOND FREEDOM MOVEMENT.

Let us list out our friends and well wishers in different parts of the country and write to them in detail with a request to act fast and effectively in their respective areas. If required, we shall also fan out physically to different places and meet our contacts.


Atul Banergee.: In as much as your age may not allow you to visit various places, kindly be here and be our mentor. We will do the physical activities.

Others, in chorus: Yes, yes. That is a good idea.


Atul: We shall meet next week in the same place with the details of our prospective contacts and proceed quickly.


Nandha: Thank you all. We shall now disburse.

Others: Namasthe; bye.

Scene 17:

Location: The visitor’s lounge in Shyam’s Residence.

Dramatist personae: Ram, Gokul, and three other former college mates


Shyam:  Welcome Ram and Gokul. The new faces are there today. Are they your friends? Hearty welcome to them also.


Gokul: Yes, sir. They are our former college mates. We were discussing with them what all you have told us in the last few meetings.


Shyam: What do they feel about?


Ram: They are very much moved and want to join in our efforts to cleanse the youth of their lethargy and indifference to wrong things and thoughts going in the society. They would like to participate in our activities so that they can also contribute something for the betterment of the society.

New friends: Negativism that is engulfing the youth must me nipped out. Acceptance of corruption as a way of life must be put an end to. Wrong definitions of pseudo patriots for patriotism, nationalism are to be weeded out. Traditional meanings and explanations must be restored.

Freedom enshrined in the Constitution must be upheld- should neither be abused nor misused.

It is the youth force that can bring in positive change in the rotting society.


Shyam: Congratulation my dear boys. What a grasp you have of the current situation taking deep roots; great. The society needs your services.

It is indeed intriguing that of late our country –India that is Bharath- questions are being raised about ‘nationalism’ which is ingrained in the blood of all its sons and daughters. Some class of politicians are bent upon infusing a new definition of ‘nationalism’, method of giving ‘expression’ and they talk about which anthems are devoted, which symbols are more significant, who are good nationalists etc. and that is really sickening.

Gokul: Yes, sir, we are getting annoyed over the fresh controversies that are raised by the pseudo- nationalists over the settled issues of such great importance.

Rajan (One of the new comers): Sir, it would appear that a new certificate is to be given to the citizens as to his nationalistic spirit as you get your pan card or voter identity card!

While the so called intellectual politicians are involved in these matters, ordinary citizens of the country on whose shoulders the burden of taking care of the culture and traditions of the nation , nobody seems to bother and consider the opinion of this segment.


Another new comer, Raghu: While the politicians talk about the freedom of speech, thinking, writing and so on, ordinary citizens are talking in terms of FREEDOM, from HUNGER and ILLITERACY, SICKNESS and DISEASES, educated youth are talking in terms of FREEDOM from UNEMPLOYMENT!


Shyam: True these are the real concerns of the youth today. It is for the elders and the Government must address and find solutions.


Raghu: But unfortunately sir, when youth raise these points of concern they are portrayed in bad brush and charged of SEDITION!


Shyam: That is indeed unfortunate and in fact we are discussing a movement by youth outside the universities after successful completion of their studies. Conscience of the public must be aroused and all unitedly should work for making the Government to govern and serve the people who have elected them on the basis of their election promises and after coming to power throwing them to the winds!


All boys: (in chorus). Yes, sir we are here to work for. Please guide us.


Shyam: Yes, sure, we shall meet again.


Picture for Representation


(Part III to continue)

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Radiant Renuka.

Greatly beloved daughter of God Almighty was she from birth
Chose to take her to HIS heavenly abode through the arms of death
Not before testing and torturing bit by bit for days and days
When God wills, none could help and win – she fell from HIS grace!

Beloved daughter of her loving parents, affectionate sister
Of her brothers and sister, dedicated friends to all her classmates
Four decades four years dutiful wife for her husband and soul mate
Caring mother, teacher and guide for her sons three next to God!

For her walking mates all in all; she was speaking politics,
Music, discourses, and health in channels many acrobatics
Fine aunty she was to children and youngsters in the colony
All shedding tears though a couple of years are gone -tragedy.

Well read and decently qualified with a double degree
Ever fond of reading books and magazines; great devotee
Of Mother, Aurabindo, Babas and Hindu Gods well devoted
Sharing knowledge with all young and old looking for her kindly grace!

Fateful day it was twentieth August twenty fourteen
Radiant Renuka Recalled to her heavenly abode
Leaving me in eternal grief and loneliness -hard to come out
Albeit all love and affection showered by all others at home!


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Radiant Renuka with her soul mate and sons and daughters like daughters- in- law.


The moving finger writes and having writ moves on. Yes, that moving finger of my life wrote and having writ moved on- my beloved better half was snatched away by that moving finger in the form of cruel hands of death and destiny exactly two years ago. That fateful day was Wednesday, the 20th August 2014. Today is 20/8/2016.. What all I could at that time was to put in my outpourings in the form of a write up “END OF AN ERA”. If any of my viewers are interested to read I can send personally by email. Please let me know your mail id .Thanks.

Here is my tribute to her paid above on the second anniversary.



The dedication  of 19 August as World Humanitarian Day is in appreciation of the relentless efforts of the Sérgio Vieira de Mello  towards humanity.

Days significant are several in a year
Sure all over to think, to write, to spread and to hear
One such is this day World Humanitarian Day
To respect all humans- God’s creation to pray!

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!


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On the happy occasion of Rakshabandhan yesterday, 18th August 2016 at 17.15 hours ENVIUS THOUGHTS reached its 54000th VIEW  in its 575th post on 537th day. I am immensely grateful to all the viewers for their support. Kindly continue. Thanks.


Journalist Muthu Aiyer with his grandson “learning Computer? or teaching!”

Strange and inscrutable are the ways of TECHNOLOGY! With not much of  ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’ I launched my blog ‘ENVIUS THOUGHTS’ on 28th February 2015. Today it is 449th day of the Blog and carries 486th post.

Technology unites the people known and unknown, young and old, near and far!

Here is a former JOURNALIST who came across ENVIUS THOUGHTS and started expressing his views through Feed back form regularly besides his comments in the Face Book.  While in service he was in Delhi as UNI correspondent and now I believe he is settled in Hyderabad. His name is Muthu Aiyer.

I have great pleasure in sharing with my esteemed viewers in this SUNDAY STORY-A JOURNALIST’S VIEW OF ENVIUS THOUGHTS which I am sure you will find quite interesting and informative. I enjoy the feedback and get inspired.


N V Subbaraman in his chambers when he was in service!!!!!!



Comment: National Day for Cultural Development.

Culture is an identity of the country, State in which one lives. Now it is not so. These days most so called civilized society in National/State capital is very much influenced by other Country’s culture. Culture is revealed through the dress you wear, the way you eat and what you eat, the way you behave. The customs you fall from your forefathers etc. etc. The dresses we wear are mostly based on the weather and climatic conditions prevail in your respective country. If the temperature is below 0 deg.C apparently people wear the dress to fight against the nature. But, if the same dress is followed in countries like India during the winter even if the temperature is at bearable level, they call it setting of new fashion trends! We can even express our patriotism by printing our national flag in our shirts etc. without breaking the law. If a Pakistan flag is hoisted in Kashmir by anybody we call him a traitor but if a man in the above said civilized society is wearing a T-shirt printed with American flag he calls it a fashion. Alas! This is the cultural status today and let us celebrate ”National Day for Cultural Development” today with a hope that at least this celebration may bring back our true culture and make us to feel the value of our heritage……Parampara! I am thankful to Mr. N V Subbaraman to bring out such valuable articles to tip of the people to come back to their original form.


Time: May 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

IP Address:


World Meteorology Day!

Once upon a time a Tamil proverb was in vogue: “Maariyum, Mahapperum Mahesan Kaiyil” means rains and child birth are with will of God alone. We have earmarked rainy season from this month to that month for different parts of our country but whether it is raining or not during that period is at the disposal of God Himself. “God created the earth for the people to live in peace”  God has created the earth for every creature on this globe to live in peace. But what man thinks is I have to live in comfort at the cost of others and other things. Deforestation spoiling the peace of wild animals that has resulted the entry of tigers, lions and elephants into the urban/ city areas, air pollution by invention of so much variety of automobiles etc. etc. People want whether to live in peace or not but definitely in comfort! Alas! Meteorology is nothing but our Panchankam. Science versus our conventional system. That’s all. This is (from May 4 to May 28, 2016)supposed to be Agni Nakshatram period in Chennai and most of the other parts of our country. There is torrential rain in many places of Tamil Nadu reflecting cloudy weather in Karnataka and Andhra/Telengana while the Sun is burning with 45 to 47 deg. C in U.P. Delhi and other northern parts of India. In this condition we celebrate World Meteorology Day! Let us enjoy!!



“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

What a great philosopher inspired millions of people across the world. Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is unseen and/or unpredictable. Today is our life. We must live it in peace. That is why the Great Man quotes as above. One cannot and should not forget him in life!



Comment: “World Museum Day”

Museum is for educating our future generation about our real and old culture. Our ancient people did not have that much knowledge to accumulate their period utensils used during their period and the method of architecture they adopted etc. If they were preserved at one place like a museum we would have come to know their life style in full. But, now from some findings hither and thither by way of excavation etc we come to know. Now, our life style has also changed to a great extent with the growing fashion trend. We must preserve them all in a capsule and bury it at a considerable depth with the mention of our period so that people of future generation could assess the value of our present life style. It is a very nice post and educative also as well simulative too.




Comment: World Tele-communication and Information Society Day!


In my childhood I was used as medium for communication! Yes, if any good or bad happens in our home it must be communicated to our relatives residing in other villages miles away. I hire a bicycle and pedal it for miles to reach their respective villages and convey the messages. Now, if any national leader is assassinated the news reaches the thousands of kilometers away countrymen in seconds. What a great achievement of our human society! If I could not see a very interesting movie released in 1950s, now I do not regret for it as before because that movie comes to my drawing room through a TV channel to enthuse me. You think of something and see it on internet through your PC. More than what god has created, now human inventions, I can say, surpasses it. Greetings to all my fellow citizens and international human fraternity on this World Tele-communication and Information Society Day today!



Peace is the frame of mind

Peace dwells in heart

Peace blossoms from the mind

Peace from everyone to start!

Must be engraved on Gold Plate!

Peace in family, Peace in our nation, peace in our village, town, city, Peace in working place, Peace in the World as a whole. Peace is now needed everywhere. Let us make a vigorous and peaceful search for the peace which we lost a long ago. Live in Peace! Help to remain in Peace!!



God is omnipresent. There is a small story in Islamic style. One Fakir was resting at a Masjid stretching his legs towards the sanctum sanctorum and was also enjoying toddy. A maid came and addressed the Fakir: “Is it not sinful that you are lying before the sanctum stretching your legs towards it? Pat came reply from the Fakir: “Oh, Sakhi (maid) tell me the place where god is not present so that I could stretch my legs towards that direction. This has made that maid silent and she went away forthwith. Even the history of earth reveals that once upon a time the Hinduism was dominating this whole of universe. So, it is not wonder that our Hindu deities are establishing their presence all over the world now. Once upon a time people used to go on pilgrimage to the holy places like Sabari hills, Trichy Malaikottai hills,Pazhani hill, Tirupati hills, Kedarnath etc. in search of gods. But now, god is reaching to places at a command of some people!



Family does not mean that a husband and wife with their children make it. It is a wide circle goes on expanding with the rotation of Time Wheel. I remember to have read in this very same FB once that a family has more than hundred members in it. That is family. If it lives under one roof it is certainly a family. With city life, multi storied buildings with flat system, government allotted quarters it is very difficult to speak about a family in family sense. We celebrate this day today remembering our father and his forefathers living style.



He was a great leader and still continues to dwell in the hearts of many. I can say Shaiva Siddhantham came to light only because of Sri Ramanujacharya. There was a fight once upon a time between shaivam and vaishnavam but there was not at all any hatred feeling. Adi Shankara preached Advaidam which became best known among shaivite when it was differed by Ramanujacharya with Visishtadwaitham. There must be debate on our each and every understanding but it should at the same time not become fight against each other was the policy of both Adi Shankara and Sri Ramanujacharya. Worth worshipping Ramanujacharya so long we worship Adi Shankara. Very nice write up by Mr. NVS on Sri Ramanujacharya. Yes he was and he is Acharya (preacher/teacher) forever.



Precisely I would say human, right from the beginning, indulged in technological advancement to make his life more and more comfortable except in a very few cases it is for their essential needs. We categorized this as Stone Age etc. under civilization. Fighting against the nature he shifted from the tree shadow to caves and advanced to civil constructions. He found fire rubbing the rock stones and this has been improvised in many ways. Now it stands at electronic lighters and so on. But one thing what we could observe from this technological improvement is that nowadays it has made a man or a woman completely idle paving way to develop so many diseases in him/her. Memory power reduced. Even for a small calculations the present generation seeking the help of calculator and/or computer etc.



If the birds are migrating from one place to other it is not only for their survival but also give enchantment to the views of other placed people too. But, if a man is migrating from one place to other it could be mostly for the reason of money and in a very few cases it could be for the reason of not getting a suitable position for the talent and ideas he may possess. So many variety of birds in the creation of God, but they do not fight for any caste nor do they have any racism etc!. Because they have brain level lesser than human beings! Why do we grow like this and birds like that is only best known to the God alone!



So long a person lives for himself/herself the fire fires smoothly and cooking of life goes fantastic. But once a person starts living to impress others, to surpass status of others then the fire burns and makes one into ashes. Living for others to help achieving their needs could cool him.


World Dance Day.

Comment: This one I have written a year ago in the FB on this day. I have pleasure in reproducing it here now:

The whole world is based on the cosmic power of Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja. On this World Dance Day I express my hearty best wishes to all the Dance masters, Dance Students, Dance Teachers, Dance Academies and Institutions et al. Besides remembering those dedicate masters Late Vazhuvoor Ramiah Pillai who shaped our Bharatha Natyam in this country to new heights as well Kathak Guru Brij Maharaj. Odessa dance maestro Guru Mohapatra and many more like them. Happy World Dance Day!. I cannot forget those days of my association with Late Guru K.J. Govindarajan, Guru Venkatraman of Natya Sudha, Guru Dakshinamoorthy (all from our capital city of Delhi) as well Sikkil Guru Ramaswamy Pillai. Even today many more are fully involved in the field of Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri etc. among them I remember One living Guru Smt. Marie Elangovan. Although she is hailing from a foreign country, she has not only mastered the Bharathanatyam art of our country, settled in our country and fully dedicated herself to the said art. Even otherwise, the whole family of Keeranoor Guru late Sri K.J Govindarajan is fully dedicated themselves to this Bharathanatyam alone. I wish them all a grand success after success throughout their life. I feel Tamil Nadu government must identify such artists like Mari Elangovan and Mr G. Elangovan, as well flute vidwan G Raghuraman and encourage them all by awarding the State award of Kalaimamani. We must be proud to be Indians being in the land where Nataraja exists in the form of Bharathanatyam (originated from Tamil Nadu)

Mr. NVS with his wide knowledge writes on various subjects, that too on time it must be written. I am a staunch fan of the great writer Mr. N V Subbaraman.


N V Subbaraman today in his Blog work.

May 21 – National Day for Cultural Development.




India that is Bharath, my Motherland great creation

With great culture hoary and ancient civilization

Makes one proud; but alas on the decline of late misfortune

Thanks to factors many to be set right lest bound to go down!


“National Day for Cultural Development” is today

Pity it is that the day is to be observed on this day

In a nation known for its civilization and culture

Since aberrations appeared -with false ideas of future!


Narrow nationalism, patriotism affected

Our age old culture great and practices noble blessed

The younger generation losing their moorings a pity

Let us bring back the glory that  was ours with sanctity!



These are the parts of  India’s cultural heritage!










Indian Art, Lord Shiva,   Gods Dance, Indian God, Shiva Shakti, Hindu Gods


“Not by bread alone man lives” says an old adage
Man the roof and crown of great creation for age
With feelings and emotions reigning most of times
Art and culture, crafts and fine arts take beyond times!

Ancient art is dance- a great culture built it
Modern and medieval, eastern and western hit
In India revered as -natya kala -divinity
Lord Shiva in HIS dance- a part of trinity!

This day a significant day- to celebrate
International Dance Day-all appreciate
Let us felicitate all artists of all shades
And wish them progress spreading peace and harmony!

Different forms and  styles of dance all over the world
With cultural, spiritual significance bold
All spreading joy and peace, serenity to hold
Let us pay respects to all the artists around!