TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 19

Blog author during his Cuddapah days

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

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

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

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

Some interesting Posts

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

24th June post                    Strange Alibis

5th July                                Painful Luxury

12th July                             Fools First

16th July                            Week of Deaths.

3rd August                         Am I Sinner?

20th August                       Life’s Light Left

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

TALE OF VIEWS

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

ENVIUS THOUGHTS” CROSSES 1,00,000 VIEWS

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

 

 

N V Subbaraman

6 August at 14:28 ·

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

CPC MEETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She was the youngest poet at the Meet.

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

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

 

ADDITIONAL ADMIRER

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

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

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

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

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,03,000 views.

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

 

INDIAN PERIODICAL Editor informs:
 Hi,

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

 http://indianperiodical.com/

 http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/

 https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine

 https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical

 Regards

Siddharth

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

N V Subbaraman

 

 

CPC MEET JULY 2017

 

Young Poet S. Nivetha presenting her poem in the CPC Seminar last.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She was the youngest poet at the Meet.

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

Nivetha is pursuing her graduate cource in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Contact number is 2654 4950.

Here is her poem:

WINGS OF FRIENDS!

We cannot gather all in one place

To have a wonderful joy and peace.

All our fast and great memories on

Like that of the nice, fast moving fan.

Miles and miles to go walking with friends

The distance of those miles never ends.

Full of pleasure in joyous wings of friends

Seen in all shapes and colors of kinds!

Love of the friend can’t be got from all

That flows through like Naigara falls.

God creates and gives us friends great sure

For us to keep all our lives quite pure!

 

Nivetha with her India Book of RECORDS for CHILDREN certificate

Here is my poem:

FREEDOM HE RESENTED!

DREADED DEATH

What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!

Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!

In one’s life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!

Man’s greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!

Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!

Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!

Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!

Poets indeed are ambassadors of peace

All of us in Chennai Poets Circle never cease

To promote peace and harmony among all

One such great who left us all was indeed tall!

 

Dr. Nithie Victor felt that his work and purpose

On earth was over and never felt nervous

Reached his heavenly abode enjoying rest

Among the members he was one of the best!

 

***HE RESENTED FREEDOM –

Freedom for each one to act his whim

Free to spit, excrete, hit or spit

To mob, disrupt, beget, beset

To beat the wife, treat her as housemaid

Or make a matchstick of her

Build where you shouldn’t, break what you shouldn’t

To dump the rubbish by another’s wall

Joy through speakers-eardrums pounded

Khaki-clad to browbeat and extract

To trade justice for filthy lucre

To promise voters, feather own nest

For caste, creed and tongue to ramp.

 

A free-for- all on city’s arteries

Where wheels and feet, cattle and hawkers

Cheek by jowl, the right of way contest

A jungle wherein might is right;

To block the road, processionists,

A striking group and irate mob or e’en

A corpse on its last journey-

Freedom’s final fling!

 

The freedom of society is dead

Long live the freedom of the individuals!

 

That is Dr. Nithie Victor-may he from his

Heavenly abode guide the Poets and this

Chennai Poets Circle!

***

This is a part of a poem that was written by Dr. Nithie Victor and published in the WORLD POETRY 1999 published by Bhishma Pithamaha Dr. Krishna Srinivas who was editing purely English Poetry monthly journal for more than 50 years and he passed away at his 92nd year almost a decade ago.

 

In deference to the desire of Sundararajan I am posting in this Forum. Thanks.

Dr. Nithie Victor  was a senior poet member in the circle for long and he is no more. Silence was observed nd later this poem was presented.

Other poets attended presented their poems absolutely great and interesting.

INDIA POETRY CIRCLE was discussed in detail and the CPC members share their poems with the IPC a more wider and vast set up.

The senior Poet Shri Jairam Seshadri proved a very pleasant host where his two pet dogs received the guests very lovingly!

 

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Jairam Seshadri’s pets receiving the guests for the occasion.

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,02,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 122nd view at 23.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday  the 12th August 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND TWO THOUSAND (1,02,000) on the 876th day and 941st post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

Yet another pleasant information:

Editor of INDIAN PERIODICAL informs:

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

http://indianperiodical.com/

http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/

https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine

https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical

Regards

Siddharth

Kindly click the second link, go to the contents, view the article  on MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR-, place your response  in the spce provided below the article for the benefit of others.Thanks.

N V Subbaraman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VASUDEVAN on ENVIUS THOUGHTS.

 

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His views form the Sunday story today. Mr. G Vasudevan now in Toranto, Canada.

I very strongly believe that I draw strength from the immense Grace of the Lord Almighty and inspiration from my esteemed viewers and their responses. With 134 followers from more than 210 countries, very satisfying progress of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is the overall view score is about to cross ONE LAKH in a couple of days. By the grace of Goddess of Learning and the enthusiasm of the viewers, today’s post is 928th   in the 863 day life of the Blog!

Well, one of my new admiring viewer is Shri Vasudevan  my erstwhile colleague in the Life Insurance Corporation of India and presently with his daughter in Toranto, Canada. He daily views the post and makes his comments regularly and here is a compendium of the same for the reading of my esteemed viewers as this week’s Sunday story. I hope you will enjoy reading.

I like your words “EVERYTHING IS CREATED FOR A PURPOSE ” I came to know that tiger belongs to cat family. Tiger is beautiful in sight. Though we are afraid of Tigers, they too have love towards their kith and kin as shown. The picture shows the mother’s love towards its baby. It is known that “LORD AYYAPPA” is a friend to the tigers and could get milk from them ! If we show love and affection to anyone, NO HATRED will be present in GOD’S creations. Thanking you Sir for having given me a chance to express my thoughts also.

I went through the words of Saint Alphonsa. There is rich meaning in her saying about not harming anyone even while talking. She is always fond of sweet talking. She says that she will never complain of anything.
She is always interested to show love to others. For every failure she asks pardon. Her life should make us learn her holy spreading’s. Let this FEAST DAY give “ALWAYS FEAST” to our EYES, SPEECH AND THOUGHTS. Thanking you sir for showing light on HUMAN VALUE and UNDERSTANDING

GREAT TRIBUTES TO THE GREAT LEADER!!

What a strange leader! Holiday was declared as against his will! I am not thinking about your two ill-lucks, but I am proud that you have 1,00,000 followers as of now. I hope the numbers will grow at a greater speed. Your thought on DEATH brings confidence in us . Very nicely I have through the entire article and thanking you sir for a well-read article.

I have gone through this article. Excellent to read! Finally it is a surprise to me that the translator is the AUTHOR himself. Very soon I will be listening to your TAMIL TRANSLATION. Thanking you sir for knowing you more and more!!

Great Abdul KalamJi, Great Pandit NehruJi. Both of them are known for their peace-loving nature. Though KalamJi was a scientist he had been teaching till his last breath. Nehru Ji also delivered a peace-talk at UNO. When I was in 9th Standard, his speech” The world has become advanced in Science. War at the present time will mean an end to the world”was in English lesson. This has touched my heart and I found love is the only key to open all the doors of darkness. About KalamJi, we are proud enough that he led a simple life. It is great that he was attracted to TYAGARAJA PANCHARATNA KIRTIS. Your noble touch in the lines of your poem would keep their memories ALIVE in our lives.

A peace loving nation is ours. It is a known fact that we won the freedom without any arms. But if war is forced we will not watch and forgo our mother’s space. All the wars so far fought have been won. We think of Major Saravanan (whose statue in Trichy Cantonment Area) who has sacrificed his life for the sake of our nation. We LOVE OUR NATION with peace and pride. Thanking you sir for making us remember our KARGIL HEROS.

The child has a confident face and showing a victory sign. Only thing is that we have to be eye openers!
By opening eyes how many things do happen! The wonderful world is bright. Changes are being accepted and adapted. All the day dreams have been fulfilled with wishful thinking and wise actions. Let us make our children realize the reality and show them the path full of wisdom and courage. Thanking you Sir, for waking up at the right moment to make our children great in thoughts and actions.

This is a chance to know that our great poet has praised “TILAK JI” with love and affection. To drive the meanness away is a catchy term in your translation. As Saivites repeat the Lord’s name, we use to chant his glory. Again our Bharath Matha wears Tilak by remembering our “TILAK JI”. Thanking you Sir for driving our emotional national spirit by adoring TILAK JI.

Sir, Went through the two finest incidents of helping nature of the SUPREME LORD! Our kavi Bharathi was also confident of meeting KALA and his Tamil poem is excellent to read. He would drive KALA 4000 miles away. He challenges YAMA in a straight forward contest! Dr. Hayim enjoyed your translation. I praise HIM for his noble understanding of our Great Kavi and his feelings.

Final advice says that our lives should challenge the little problems which come and go and should not be taken to heart. No about your emotions will surely help us to have courage at odd moments. Thanking you Sir, for bringing this article to have STUBBORN MIND in us.

A good poem by Great Bharathi! And a great translation by you Sir and it says a lot about our flag and its protectors. The words expressed show the high esteem of your thought. Not only KAMBAM is tall, your description also is high in national SPIRITS. The words expressed are so strong that I could see
REBORN BHARATHIAR in you. I have no words for description further. I am immensely HAPPY and PROUD that your words should keep our FREEDOM intact. Thanking you Sir again for the creation of awareness of our PRESENT INDEPENDENT INDIA.

Sir, again you have made this day as a MONKEY DAY. We saw two monkeys show the togetherness and attachment. As you rightly told, they know their GOAL and helped Lord Rama heart and soul. Sita is brought back. I see the author’s feeling in the poem that he is not able fix the goal yet. Oh! GOD, help us to have clear VISION and WITHSTANDING power as per the prayer song to the LORD HANUMAN. Thank you Sir, for bringing this note to us and making a feeling that monkeys are superior to us in all respect.

Never thought that this day is a “lolly pop” day, a jolly day. We have come down to the level of children enjoying lolly pop. We are very young if our thoughts are childlike.  Yes, we should also be free from all other loads of everyday life. Thanking you Sir, for making us children at times.

I am happy Sir; your books have been published!
I will read those books and enjoy.
I am proud of being a friend of HIGH SCHOLAR, HARD WORKING, and KIND HEARTED.

The history of the growth of communication is interesting .We Humans are unique in communicating. As stated we can lead a noble life by this noble gift. Your last para shows your feelings about the communication in the present days and the unmatched actions. Your feelings are well expressed in the last para and beautifully worded with musical words. I pray God to gift the society with noble thoughts so as to deliver sweet communication followed by kind deeds. Thank you Sir, for creating awareness.

Oh ! Narayana ! Oh ! Namasivaya ! You are able to save elephant and you are able to grant life to Markandeyan. Could you not save our great poet Kavi?! I request you to grant REBIRTH to our great poet!

Sir, Your translation is very nice to read and it showed your WITHSTANDING WILLPOWER!
I ALSO PRAY THE Lord to grant MOKSHA to all the above three HOLY SOULS!

We are motivated to live stronger with boldness in mind!

Thanking you sir for bringing this finest article.

Simple, Brave, and courageous leader! He was leader to the poor. He was the king of Education! He earned name and fame! He was the CM in the glorious era.. His HISTORY cannot be forgotten. Thanking you sir.

Sir, wonderful description of noble virtues of PATIENCE. It brings us VICTORIES. It lightens the anger of others during each and every communication. It gives us the ability to think first and then act. It is a wonderful GIFT in customer servicing. It earns respect from elders. Patient hearing helps to build the confidence in the minds of Old-Age people. It gives beauty to our face and handling of any situation becomes easier and lighter.

As you rightly said” MOTHER EARTH” has more patience to have all of us in HER lap.
Thank you, sir, for bringing this GIFT ARTICLE. We thank our MOTHER EARTH also.

Sir, Population issue is rightly discussed. Global Vision is now required to carry out the mission..

Went through the Sunday special.  My praises to Sri Ramamurthy for appreciating your noble noting.
I thank the LORD for having given the senses to understand and realize the ENORMOUS POTENTIAL
THOUGHTS OF YOUR DAILY DIGEST

Simple shiny Words of Wisdom!

YOUR FEEL FOR THE PRESENT SOCIETY IS WELL REVEALED IN BEAUTIFUL TOUCH OF LINES!!!

I am sure you would have enjoyed the views of Vasudevan on Envius Thoughts. Thanks.

We shall meet tomorrow.

 

INDIAN PERIODICAL

I am glad to share with you that INDIAN PERIODICAL a leading E magazine has published my English article titled MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR “LIES OR TRUTH”. Kindly click the following link, select from the contents MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR read and place your kind comment in the space provided under the article to enable the other readers the benefit of your comment. Thanks.

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

 

http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/

https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine

https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical

Regards

Siddharth

Editor, Indian Periodical”.

POETRY AND POETS- UNIVERSAL!

I very strongly hold with several thousand that Poets are the Ambassadors of Peace and beyond region and religion, language and sex! Poetry of any genre preaches peace and harmony, joy and happiness, friendship and camaraderie to all those who have an innate love for this world of literature. Poetry gives birth to music which is Divine. Even the trees and plants enjoy music as birds and animals and grow as scientifically proved!
Poets of all ages and nations all over the world have the same frame of mind, views and style, expression and experiences!
Here is a small account that triggered this Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
My esteemed viewers are well aware of one of the tallest Tamil Poet- a great nationalist, a tireless patriot who galvanized the society through his poetry – patriotic, religious, social, revolutionary, literary and so on.I have given quite a few of his in the Blog with the original in Tamil, Transliteration and Translation in English and comments in English for the benefit of my great viewers from more than 210 countries of the globe.
Since July 2016 a very popular and nice online Magazine “INDIAN PERIODICAL” has been publishing my articles every week regularly and every article has hundreds of viewers’ and views.

On 8th July the following article was published and it was sent by me to all my poet friends across the globe.
Mahakavi Bharathiyar-“Address to the Lord Yama”
July 8, 2017 5:09 pm•2 comments Views: 182
By N.V. Subbaraman from Chennai, India
The great patriotic, national poet Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar had unbounded patriotism, abundant love for freedom political and more, love for the languages-he was a master of eighteen languages which is not an exaggeration- love for the people and their tradition and culture, infectious ‘optimism’ and fearlessness.
In this issue, we see his beautiful poem on –“Address to the Lord Yama”.
In the Hindu pantheon Lord Yama is the God of Death. He knows when to take away the life of a person born on earth and he does his duty meticulously!
Original in Tamil:
காலனுக்கு உரைத்தல்
பல்லவி
காலா! உனைநான் சிறு புல்லென மதிக்கிறேன்; என்றன்
காலருகே வாடா! சற்றே உனை மிதிக்கிறேன் – அட (காலா)
சரணங்கள்
1. வேலாயுத விருதினைமனதிற் பதிக்கிறேன் – நல்ல
வேதாந்த முரைத்த ஞானியர் தமை யெண்ணித் துதிக்கிறேன்-ஆதி
மூலா வென்று யானையைக் காக்கவே – நின்றன்
முதலைக்கு நேர்ந்ததை மறந்தாயோ கெட்ட மூடனே?-அட(காலா)
2. ஆலாலமுண்டவனடி காணென்ற மார்க்கண்டன் – தன
தாவி கவரப்போய் நீ பட்டபாட்டினை அறிகுவன் – இங்கு
நாலாயிரம் காதம் விட்டகல்! உனைவிதிக்கிறேன் –ஹரி
நாராயண னாகநின் முன்னே உதிக்கிறேன் – அட (காலா)
Transliteration
KALANUKKU URAITHTHAL
Pallavi
Kaalaa! Unainaan sirupullena mathikkiraen-endran
Kaalarugae vaadaa! Satrae unai mithikkiraen-ada(kaalaa)
SaraNangaL
1. Vaelaayudha virudhinai manadhir padhikkiraen-nalla
Vaedhaantha muraiththa njaaniyar thamai yeNNIth thudhikkiraen – adhi
Moolaa venru kadhariya yaanaiyaik kaakkavae –ninran
Mudhalaikku naerndhadhai marandhaayoa letta moodanae? – ada (kaalaa)
2. Aalaala mundavanadi saraNenra maarkaNdan – thana
Dhaavi kavarappoay nee patta paattinai ariguvaen – ingu
Naalaayiram kaadham viitagal! Unai vidhikkiraen – hari
NaaraayaNa naaganin munnae udhikkiraen – ada (kaalaa)

TRANSLATION
Yamaa! I treat you as a trivial grass-
Come near my feet! I shall simply stamp you ! Yah (Yamaa)
Taken I to my heart the award of the Lord
Pray to the saints of yore who gave me sermons –
To save the elephant that cried “oh, my great God”
Do you forget fool Yamaa what happened to your crocodile- yah, (Yamaa)

MarkaNda- who surrendered to the Lord Shiva who gulped Poi
Whose life you wanted to take- your suffering and humiliation
I am aware of- here
Get away four thousand miles! I order you-
I appear before you as Hari Narayana- yah (Yamaa)
Comment:
This is one of the most beautiful poems of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who chose to challenge the God of Death- YAMA in Hindu pantheon. It is believed by the people that Lord Yama is very powerful. Bharathiyar in this poem describes two mythological beliefs and says that all powerful Yamaa could not succeed on the basis of which the poet challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply stamp him under his feet! He also orders Yamaa to go four thousand miles away!!
One incident is Yamaa’s decision to take away the life of an elephant by making a crocodile to drag the elephant into deep water and kill. When the elephant called Lord Vishnu, Yamaa through the crocodile could do no harm to the devoted elephant and had to quit his attempt!
Again when Lord Yamaa wanted to take away the life of a strong devotee of Shiva much against his own father’s advice to pray only Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva protected Markandeya and Yamaa could do nothing!
Quoting these two mythological happenings, Bharathiyar challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply make him to pulp by the poet’s feet! What a lovely theme, content and presentation!
On seeing this,
One of the distinguished Israeli Poets Dr.Hayim Abramson (Ph.D and M A) living in Bet EI, Israel responded as below. He teaches at the Israeli Center, Jerusalem and in other settings too. He writes poetry in Hebrew, English and Spanish. He can be reached by Phone 02 9975 433 and Email: hayimphd@netvision.net.il

Hayim Abramson
Dear Honorable M. Subbaraman NV:
I read the poem. It is interesting how from different cultures we can have such common themes.
In this case defying death.
I have one comfort which is this:

Our God is infinite.
He extends across and beyond time.
He knows all.
Therefore he knows we existed
and what we did.
Long after we have been forgotten.

Subbaraman NV
to Hayim
Thanks for your scholarly response.
N v Subbaraman

Hayim Abramson
to me

The system would not let me post this revised poem.
Perhaps you want to post it instead of the previous one…
Hayim

[6567] DEFYING DEATH
In different cultures
We have common themes
Such as how to defy death!.
Take heed and know that
God is infinite,
Across and beyond time!
He knows all things
Including that we ever existed
And that we did what we did
After we have been forgotten!.
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http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/
Mahakavi Bharathiyar- on “Address to the Lord Yama”
Monday, July 10, 2017 in an article with commentary
and translations by N V Subbaraman,

Subbaraman NV
to Hayim
Sure Dr. In an appropriate manner. Thanks.
N V Subbaraman
Dear and Honored M. Subbaraman,
Thank you for following things through. I appreciate knowing
that you are very busy indeed!
May Hashem God keep you well. The main thing is to take one
little problem at a time, but do not take the glitches to heart,
these are the mechanics of getting something done.
Have a lovely day, full of light, joy and good things for you and family.
Hayim

CHALLENGES
Life’s little problems
do not take too hard to heart
they’re just challenges.

Since I thought this is a very unique response and has to be shared in the form of a Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS/ Thanks for all your support.
Meet you as usual on Monday. Thanks.

WEEK OF DEATHS!

 

 

Just the other day I translated a nice poem of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who challenged the God of DEATH, as called in Hindu pantheon as LORD YAMA-‘YAMA DHARMARAJA’ and translated the same into English which I reproduce below in original Tamil, its transliteration and translation with my comment:The great patriotic, national poet Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar had unbounded patriotism, abundant love for freedom political and more, love for the languages-he was a master of eighteen languages which is not an exaggeration- love for the people and their tradition and culture, infectious ‘optimism’ and fearlessness.

In this issue, we see his beautiful poem on –“Address to the Lord Yama”.

In the Hindu pantheon Lord Yama is the God of Death. He knows when to take away the life of a person born on earth and he does his duty meticulously!

Original in Tamil:

காலனுக்கு உரைத்தல்

பல்லவி

காலா! உனைநான் சிறு புல்லென மதிக்கிறேன்; என்றன்

காலருகே வாடா! சற்றே உனை மிதிக்கிறேன் – அட      (காலா)

சரணங்கள்

  1. வேலாயுத விருதினைமனதிற் பதிக்கிறேன் – நல்ல

வேதாந்த முரைத்த ஞானியர் தமை யெண்ணித் துதிக்கிறேன்-ஆதி

மூலா வென்று யானையைக் காக்கவே – நின்றன்

முதலைக்கு நேர்ந்ததை மறந்தாயோ கெட்ட மூடனே?-அட(காலா)

  1. ஆலாலமுண்டவனடி காணென்ற மார்க்கண்டன் – தன

தாவி கவரப்போய் நீ பட்டபாட்டினை அறிகுவன் – இங்கு

நாலாயிரம் காதம் விட்டகல்! உனைவிதிக்கிறேன் –ஹரி

நாராயண னாகநின்  முன்னே உதிக்கிறேன் – அட   (காலா)

Transliteration

KALANUKKU URAITHTHAL

Pallavi

Kaalaa! Unainaan sirupullena mathikkiraen-endran

Kaalarugae vaadaa! Satrae unai mithikkiraen-ada(kaalaa)

 

SaraNangaL

 

  1. Vaelaayudha virudhinai manadhir padhikkiraen-nalla

Vaedhaantha muraiththa njaaniyar thamai yeNNIth thudhikkiraen – adhi

Moolaa venru kadhariya yaanaiyaik kaakkavae –ninran

Mudhalaikku naerndhadhai marandhaayoa letta moodanae?

Ada – (kaalaa)

 

  1. Aalaala mundavanadi saraNenra maarkaNdan – thana

Dhaavi kavarappoay nee patta paattinai ariguvaen – ingu

Naalaayiram kaadham viitagal! Unai vidhikkiraen – hari

NaaraayaNa naaganin munnae udhikkiraen – ada (kaalaa)

 

 

TRANSLATION

Yamaa! I treat you as a trivial grass-

Come near my feet! I shall simply stamp you ! Yah (Yamaa)

 

  1. Taken I to my heart the award of the Lord

Pray to the saints of yore who gave me sermons –

To save the elephant that cried “oh, my great God”

Do you forget fool Yamaa what happened to your crocodile-                                                                                                         -yah, (Yamaa)

  1. MarkaNda- who surrendered to the Lord Shiva who gulped

Poi

Whose life you wanted to take- your suffering and humiliation

I am aware of- here

Get away four thousand miles! I order you-

I appear before you as Hari Narayana- yah (Yamaa)

COMMENT

This is one of the most beautiful poems of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who chose to challenge the God of Death- YAMA in Hindu pantheon. It is believed by the people that Lord Yama is very powerful. Bharathiyar in this poem describes two mythological beliefs and says that all powerful Yamaa could not succeed on the basis of which the poet challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply stamp him under his feet! He also orders Yamaa to go four thousand miles away!!

One incident is Yamaa’s decision to take away the life of an elephant by making a crocodile to drag the elephant into deep water and kill. When the elephant called Lord Vishnu, Yamaa through the crocodile could do no harm to the devoted elephant and had to quit his attempt!

Again when Lord Yamaa wanted to take away the life of a strong devotee of Shiva much against his own father’s advice to pray only Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva protected Markandeya and Yamaa could do nothing!

Quoting these two mythological happenings, Bharathiyar challenges Yamaa to come near him and he will simply make him to pulp by the poet’s feet! What a lovely theme, content and presentation!

With all these assertions from the Poet, God of Death goes on with HIS duties as one of the trinities –Creator-protector and Destroyer- as Bharathi himself fell a victim to the Yama –in Chennai through the temple elephant!

I recollect and reproduce one or two of my thoughts in verses on the theme of DEATH:

.   . DEATH-PERMANENT!
Oh! God of Death! Lord Yama- thee alone permanent
In this world and earth- eternally impermanent!
Health is lost but sure one day with medicines retrieved
Wealth is lost but sure one day with efforts is retrieved
Name is lost but sure one day with honesty retrieved
Fame is lost but sure one day with good conduct retrieved
House is lost but sure one day with a new one retrieved
Job is lost but sure one day with someone else retrieved!
Alas! When the God of death takes one away from earth
Permanently gone not to be retrieved till next birth!
Sure not in the same form and name, house and roof
Oh! God of Death! Lord Yama-thee alone permanent
In this world and earth- eternally impermanent
Mourn not death, may be the dead had relief permanent!

DREADED DEATH

What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!

Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!

In one’s life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!

Man’s greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!

Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!

Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!

Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!

My esteemed viewers may be wondering why all on a sudden a Sunday story on DEATH!

Yes three deaths of my great decades old friends   all in the course of a week resulted in this write up.

First was one of Mr.M  Srinivasamurthy of Hyderabad a crusader in the cause of retired officers of Life Insurance Corporation of India who relentlessly fought for some of their rights taking matters to the highest court of the land.

Second is a great Tamil Poet by name ILAKKIYACH CHAKKARAVARTHI, KAVIYARASAR ILANDHEVAN., a poet of great repute and well connected .A king of poetry well known personally for years. A great loss indeed to the Tamil literary world!.

Third is yet another literary figure named Kalpattu Natarajan, a bird lover and photographer from Chennai.

As already referred to DEATH knows no age or sex, status or position, the rich or poor, literate or illiterate, when destined lives taken to HIS lap!

 

What cannot be cured must be endured!

 

 

EDITOR OF INDIAN PERIODICAL informs:
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Siddharth
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Thanks.

RAMAMURTHI ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS PART III

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Shri Ramamurthi Thupakula my former colleague in his happy abode at Bangalore!

I am ever grateful to the Lord Almighty-the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent- who directs me in all my activities and in particular who guided me to WordPress and with HIS grace I picked up, launched my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, on 25/2/2015, gradually built up the viewership and I am indeed proud of my esteemed viewers from more than 200 countries. As of now total views have exceeded 96000 and one of my regular viewers is Shri Ramamurthi Thupakula my former colleague in the great Life Insurance Corporation of India of which I was a part and parcel for more than four decades. In fact LIC continues to be our HOME. He lives in Bangalore and regularly sends his responses on my posts. Here is a compendium of his responses as Part III as my Sunday story this week. I am sure my friends will enjoy the same as they did his part I and II published earlier. II on 17/1/17.
8/7/17.
Day and night are in our minds. Day is dark if we shut our minds and night is bright if we open our inner minds. The great poet Milton remarked the mind is in its own place can make a heaven out of hell and hell out of heaven. Worthy message !
7/7/17.
International year of cooperation a high landmark. Life is a competition. Is lt so. Life is cooperation. Assume a person is on a journey. If he goes smoothly along with the road in his car allowing others to go he can enjoy the journey. On the other hand if he wants to be ahead of others he will be rash and causing hurt. To enjoy the journey one must be cooperative and not competitive.
6/7/17.
Never, never, not for ever leave the mantra of santhi i.e. peace at any cost. The circumstances may not be favourable and persons may be unjust, even then maintain calmness and stablity within and proceed. Happiness and real success will be yours and gift to the people around.
5/7/17
Luxury took the place of simplicity. In appearance and in health simplicity is inthe backyard. Luxury is in front place. The real values are not visible in the din and roar of modernity. Let’s strive for inculcating the real values!
In the place of painful luxury, free simplicity should take place. Let’s be up and doing in that direction.
2/7/17
Thanks for blogger part 18. I am reminded of H W Longfellow’s poem “Be not like dumb and driven cattle. Be a hero in the strife.” By your every minute sincere effort you are enthusing us to be on the right direction. Your introduction of young poetic bud Niveta is positive with informative photos. With regards!
1/7/17
Special poem on Canada with unique presentation of first letter in every line presenting the caption vertically is nice. Excellent skill sir!
30/6/17
Sometimes this relief should be available. A nice and brief video!
23/6/17.
The Olympic day spirit to play well whether you win or loose is important. Nice words.
19/6/17
Value of any particular person or thing is only felt when we are suddenly deprived of. We take it for granted the advice and guidance of father in a casual way. True scenario dawns on us only after father is no more. Worthy father’s day!
2/6/17
Nice message regarding ego. It is essential. The more of lt is edging God overhead out. One who conquers himself is greater than one who vanquishes a multitude in the battle. With thanks sir!
31/5/17.
Man is born free but is in chains. Thoughts are important. Gradually they form into habits. The advertising agencies and old movies make smoking as a greatness of hero. Now the positive aspect is by the good campaigning of govts. and punitive measures smoking have been reduced drastically. Thanks sir.
30/5/17
Thank you sir for catching cold so aptly!. One of our Hindi professors used to comment that he used to get cold in a year twice only and each one will remain for six months only. Very nice cold journey!
29/5/17
Thanks for reminding the achievement of Tensing and Hillary in scaling the Everest. During our 3 rd and 4th classes we used to climb the nearby hillocks as if Everest. Happy rememberences!
Congrats marathon runner!
28/5/17
Very very happy to view Rajeev Jhajis views. The very first thing I am attracted by his v i r t u e of being regular in whatever he responds in an orderly and informative manner. Without his analysis the envius thoughts will be half read. Thanks with respects!
27/5/17
Nehru, the great thinker, in his parliament address “Yesterday, today and tomorrow” placed a beautiful vision of India. This was in our graduation English text. This provided scientific vision blended with happy sketch of India he aspired. Thanks sir for a good reminder!
26/5/17
Mahakavi Sri Sri , Telugu poet, revolutionary remarked kukka pilla, sabbu billa and pencil mukka kadedhi kavitha ki anarham. It means who said puppy is dog, soap piece and pencil piece not eligible for poetry. In your haiku poems you are touching crow tortoise and donkey etc., today the song of dog. Very nice of you sir!
22/5/17
Informative and objective appraisal Rajeev jha ji !

It is our misfortune. Rajeev Gandhi was enthusiastic in what he preached. He never minced words and deeds. At formative days he left us by the cruel. We have to bear it!
21/5/17
It is always pleasant to have glimpse of views of Kvvs Prasad garus views. Still he is young to us. His views provide new gusto. He deserves special appreciations.

hupakula ramamurthi commented on SONG OF THE CROW.
In God’s creation all the living beings humans and animals Have been blessed with the art of communication-in their …
Song of the crow very nicely presented. It represents the art of communication. Our minds have to be properly tuned. Nvs sir very happily took us to mothers’ efforts to eat with the song of crow. At those times we need not go to zoo. In our backyards it easily welcomes us. Worthy imagination!. True poet can churn out beautiful ideas from any objects or creatures.

19/5/17
Haiku on crow was very pleasing and worthy. The crow is distinct by color. Perhaps the first birds we are introduced by our mothers are crow only by its peculiar kaka sounds only. To its intelligence we are familiar with the Childhood stories of water in the pot. During death ceremonies we see the soul of the people who departed. But unfortunately due to fast urbanization we are missing crows which are the torchbearers.
17/5/17
Really an astonishing revolution in the field of communication! In my childhood I used to fear telephone is only to convey sad news like death. The phone was available at postoffice only. Now the time changed. Communication becomes as fast as mind thinks. The irony is we have no mind to think aptly.
16/5/17
In this peak summer flowers are just like being drenched in showers of perfume. Really flowers are Gods greatest gifr. Soft, pious and smooth. Sir, with flowers!.
14/5/17
Tale of a blogger part 17 is feast to witness and enjoy. The statistics gave full authentication of your record of achievements. One of the facts I am amazed is translation of thyagaraja kritis in tamil and appreciated by grear soul Abdul Kalam. Really a great example of your noble humility!. The way you are spending summer is constructively relaxing. With special admirations sir!
13/5/17
Sir, your haiku poems in this hot summer brings pleasant and elated breezes. In simple and straight way your poems reflect the principles governing life. The summer and winter are two aspects of life which we have to accept gracefully. With admiration!
Thupakula ramamurthi commented on MY HAIKU POEMS ON ” Summer”
Among the seasons Four Summers has its own charm here are some Haiku nice Enjoy along with summer! 1 Summer and …
Haiku poems on summer are as pleasant as breezes brought by rains. Life is a mixture of pleasure and pain. We have to enjoy both. In simple and effective vocabulary the noble meaning is conveyed. Thank you sir!
11/5/17
Only 10000 left. Soon you’ll achieve that target. With greetings! My grandson’s birthday also is on 31 July. My second daughter is at Richmond, u s a.
12/5/17
Sir, I lack clarity in following the poem. I will approach my Tamil friend Perumal, a retired army officer and senior officer.
12/5/17
Sir, a fine compliment for nursing fraternity! They attend with or without prescription. Their services can’t be undermined performing thankless job many times.
11/5/17
A wonderful message may be living, might have lived now in exit or appearing with the light in front of us the chariot on wheels take us to new horizons. We have to dwell deep and deep. Thank you sir, for igniting our thinking pattern.
10/5/17
Journey to freedom was unique. Just like a river flowing through all odds like thorny bushes and small hills the journey was towards freedom. For the first time all religious forces, small kingdoms unite and fought which was also known as sepoy mutiny 1857. Jhansi lakshmi bai who fought with her baby in lap and other great leaders were a source of inspiration and committed in the days that followed. Thanks sir for taking us further and further
9/5/17
Very enlightening to go on with freedom journey! This time you made us to travel with Gokhale who was synonymous with self rule. He was not able to reap the benefits of fruits of freedom but he sowed the seeds. Thanks sir for your journey towards freedom.
8/5/17
Thank you very much for the noble and practical message on the occasion of mother’s day. Mother is the first person we came in contact in physical and mental world. During her days we took her affection, advice taken for granted. But after her bidding farewell to this physical world we particularly senior citizens yearn for her presence more. As you rightly pointed out, we have to seek her wishes and guidance from heaven. Maatrudevobhava. Ohm santhi.

7/5/17

It is really great of you sir to trace from the period of susrutha till the people of Rabindranath Tagore the growth of Indian culture which offered the philosophy of calm equanimity. Tagore offered unique gift of Geethanjali to the world as a package from India. His poetic flavour made dew drops on the leaf into memorable poem. With regards.
6/5/17
Journey to Sabarmati ashram in journey to freedom 10 is worth pondering. Very momentous decisions were taken and implemented effectively. Gandhi’s physique was fragile. But the will power behind that body worked wonders. Sabarmarhi ashram reflected his sincerity. Dandi satyagraha emerged from that asram. Indira Gandhi as a kid along with Gandhi in the asram during one of the satyagrahas is still fresh in our memories. Thank you sir once again for synopsis of Sabarmathi ashram.
5/5/17
In journey to freedom nobody can skip the pages of history without the glimpse of cellular jail Aandaman. It is the fortadel of many freedom fighters known and unknown. Many stories associated with andaman still revibrate. Thanks sir for rewinding history.

4/5/17
Worthy message. Sir on international firefighter’s day. As accepted prevention is better than cure. Salutes to firefighters for their presence of mind and instant action.

Thupakula ramamurthi commented on INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS DAY.
“FIRE FIGHTING” what a fine expression- quite inspiring Not simple fighting the fire physical = motivating Each and all to …
Worthy. Message on international firefighter’s day. Fight with fire from the stage of preventing at the bud itself. Salutes to firefighters.
March on march on bouquets on your on ward journey!
3/5/17
Sir, very nice of you for reminding press freedom. Still the memories of emergency days haunt us. Frank morase put up blank and black editorial as a protest. Such is the amazing morale. Anyhow let’s fight together for keeping the values of free press.
Thupakula ramamurthi commented on PRESS FREEDOM DAY
Democracy thrives on four pillars as we know Legislature, Judiciary, Bureaucracy And the fourth one called Fourth Estate the …
Press freedom day is unique gift. Still we remember in our youth while Indira gandhi declared emergency the great editor Frank Morase kept the editorial column blank and black. Such is the morale which we lack today. Greetings.

2/5/17
International labor day has to be celebrated with true spirit. Rich and poor, literate and illiterate there is no distinction for real labor force.
1/5/17
It is very nice of you to lead us towards the great soul Ramanujacharya . His contribution of 1000 years turned a new leaf in our lives. As a social reformer he guided us inspite of limitations during his era. Thank you for providing us good information.
27/4/17
Yes sir, champaran satyagraha is a great milestone in the long and prolonged struggle of freedom. It also transformed Mohandas to Mahatma. This is centenary of champaran.
26/4/17
World malaria day is a reminder for us to be clean and keep our surroundings neat and tidy. Be and make. A worthy message to be spread and to be implemented.

25/4/17
World penguin day is very attractive day. It is a feast for eyes. For me viewing penguin is like seeing a man in a dignified suit. In print media the big and costly books are supplied at common mans range as penguin series. Thanks sir for a hearty reminder of penguin’s day.

I do hope that this Sunday Story would have been quite enjoyable. Thanks aplenty.
We shall meet tomorrow.
(TO BE CONTINUED)

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TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 18

 

LOOKING BACK

With a pardonable pride, I look back on my 835 day long journey in the world of BLOGGING and offer my prayers to the Lord Almighty, Goddess of Learning and Studies SARASWATHI who has been guiding me in my pilgrimage in the blogosphere. I express my sincere thanks to my 95000 viewers and 200 followers from more than 210 countries! I must be grateful to the originator of my blogging activities WORD PRESS through whom my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is journeying gloriously.
Yes today it is 835th day and of my life as a blogger and today’s post is 900th!
But for the grace of Lord Almighty and the support of the viewers, I shudder to think of maintaining a blog for continuous 835 days without a day’s break and number of posts touching NINE HUNDRED!
As my every viewer is aware of, every 50th post will carry TALE OF THE BLOGGER that will be a Sunday story and thus this 900th post is naturally the TALE OF A BLOGGER PART 18!
Blogging is extremely interesting, highly inspiring and fiercely challenging! Maintaining a blog for 835 continuous days with 900 posts is indeed intellectually intriguing, mentally menacing and physically penetrating! But the enthusiasm showered by the daily views and responses and comments to the posts give the blogger strange strength that can sustain for the whole life time!
For a person BLOGGING is a PASSION, the day’s and overall views is nutritious food, effective tonic and benevolent beverage!
Average views per day and post exceeding ONE HUNDRED prompts the BLOGGER to continue with the unabated interest and enthusiasm. Kindly have a look at the figures since the last TALE 50 posts earlier.
On the Tale 17- 850th post on 786th day overall view score was 90399.
90000 11/5/2017 – 847th post on the 783rd day
91000 20/5/2017 – 856th post on the 792nd day
92000 29/5/2017 – 865th post on the 801st day
93000 07/6/2017 – 874th post on the 810th day
94000 17/6/2017 – 884th post on the 820th day
95000 26/6/2017 – 894th post on the 829th day.

Being a passionate blogger, I am extremely sensitive to the increasing views day wise and cumulative as that I deem it to be an important INDEX for the popularity of any BLOG.
Whenever any day’s view goes below 100, I feel disappointed and deeply think about how to make the Blog more interesting to the viewers.
Since the last Tale Seventeen posted on 14th May 17, not much of water has flown under the Ganges and days pass on with the routines
of my life.

CUTS AND WOUND

It has become  a fashion of the day to grow moustache and beard in the young and old, in different shapes and styles. We see a lot of news in the magazines and newspapers! To me unshaven face presents a melancholic look and sickly appearance!? One of the posts I made is titled “CUTS AND WOUND”-post on 29th June in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com. I thought people have no time to have a shave and hence they grow; but trimming needs more time and patience than straight away shaving! As for me, while I was in service I used to have alternate day shaving and post retirement 16 years ago, I have made it a point to have a shave on all the dates that are in multiples of 3 unless that day happens to be an auspicious/inauspicious day according to our religious principles and practices. I had a very unpleasant experience on 24th June when I had a cut with my razor resulting in skipping my 27th June shaving. I wanted to share this with my viewers in a lighter veign and that was the cause of my post on “CUTS AND WOUND”. When my friends asked me on 27 tha and 28th for my melancholic look. I told them to read my post in my Blog!!!! Yes on 30th I could resume my tryst with my razor! There are three types of CUTS-one CUT and PASTE in Computer language leading to plagiarism many a time unnoticed by the world. Second is CUT AND WOUND with a razor and a new blade as I had on 24th and the third is more cruel- CUT AND WOUND others with thoughts, words and deeds which leaves a permanent mark on others -to be avoided at all costs!

NIVETHA in INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN
My esteemed viewers could not have forgotten about my ward 17 year old S. Nivetha has just joined a local, famous women’s college for a degree BCA.
Last year she attended along with me as one of the invited Delegate for the International Multilingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada on 13/14th November 2016. She was the youngest poet delegate to present her poem titled FRIENDSHIP- VALUES AND VIRTUES in the Meet and that indeed found her in the INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN – a book of records valued as GUINNESS book here. Here is a small album made out on the occasion which I am sharing now with you all.

INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN

A mini album of S.Nivetha

It started like this on 13/14th November 2016 at Vijayawada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.Nivetha with her “INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN” CERTIFICATE.

Mogappair Mail newspaper dated 18th June reports…….

Nivetha in In Indian Book of Records

17 year old S.Nivetha of Jeevan Bima Nagar, Anna Nagar West Extension has entered  into the Indian Book of Records for Children for her achievement  as the “youngest to participate in the International Multilingual Ports Meet held in Vijayawada.

ANNA NAGAR TIMES News Paper of 18/6/17 carries the following News

Girl from Jeevan Bhima Nagar enters ‘India Book of Records’ 17-year-old S. Nivetha (resident of 12/1045, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension) has got her name entered in India Book of Records for being the youngest poet to participate in the International Meet for Poets which was held recently in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

And came to a grand finale thus with a great honor visiting!

NIVETHA’S BLOG

Nivetha has opened a blog of her own through wordpress and sent a communication to many of the poets delegates who attended the Meet at Vijayawada:

Respected Poets,
Please read my blog Nivethalive in https://Nivethalive.wordpress.com
and respond by your suggestions to improve my Blog.
Thanks
Yours
S. Nivetha

She posts almost daily a poem in English in her own way on her chosen topic aided with suitable pictures and in a style of her own. She has her own followers and she is nearing the overall view score of Three Thousand (3000) in her 35 posts so far!

TRYST WITH “INDIAN PERIODICAL”

“Indian Periodical” is a standard e magazine with weekly updating- being edited and published on all Sundays by Delhi based scholar Shri Siddarth Sehgal. It was on 31st July 2016- that the magazine published its interview with me in its ‘PERSON OF THE WEEK’ feature which is the second most viewed article so far -views nearing 4000. Since then, every week they have been publishing my translated articles on Thiruvalluvar and now for the past more than 10 weeks my translated poems of Mahakavi Bharathiyar. Every week in my Sunday and Monday posts I give the link to enable the esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS to read great Tamil scholars. I am glad that many read and respond. I am grateful to all of them.

“AADHAR AND PAN” LINKING

As responsible citizens of India, we have to abide by the rules and regulations governing Income Tax payment. It is required we have to link AAdhAAr and PAN. Here is a very useful information on the same.

The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1, 2017. The revenue department has stated that “every person who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the principal director general of income tax (systems) or DGIT (systems)”.
Here’s how to link our Aadhaar number with PAN:

Where to link Aadhaar with PAN?
The linking should be done in the Income Tax department’s e-filing website http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. There is no need to login or be registered on. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
To link go to http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane: Link Aadhaar. Provide the PAN and Aadhaar numbers, enter your name exactly as given in the Aadhaar card, avoiding an spelling mistakes and click submit. After verification from the UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.
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This much is this TALE OF THE BLOGGER 18.
We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning. Thanks.

(TO BE CONTINUED)

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