My first son was born on 25th November and MY FOURTH SON NAMELY ENVIUS THOUGHTS WAS BORN ON 25th FEBRUARY!!!!!! Of course there is a vast difference in the years- first son in 1971 and the FOURTH in 2015! I deem and treat my BLOG ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com as a MEMBER OF MY FAMILY and I spend more time on my FOURTH SON and not on my SECOND AND THIRD sons in Bangalore and Canada respectively!!!!

I remember my second son a journalist in Bangalore designed the Blog and made me to post every day. The posts will have photos every post and I have received a lot of encomiums on the appropriate selection of photos for the posts! Every Sunday there will be a SUNDAY STORY and all the week days Monday to Saturday English poems will be the posts. Poems will be translations of great Tamil works of Saint Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar, National Poet Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi of Thiruvannamalai, tamilnadu and so on.
Yes, FIRST POST in ENVIUS THOUGHTS was made on TWENTY FIFTH FEBRUARY TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN and hence today is the THIRD BIRTH DAY OF ENVIUS THOUGHTS. It successfully sets its foot on the fourth year today. I am immensely grateful to the Goddess of Learning -SARASWATHY- and WORDPRESS>COM and my esteemed viewers around the Globe who have been encouraging and supporting the Blog with increasing number of views day by day and the overall!.
This BLOGGING has become a PASSION with me in such a way that I go mad with noting the number of every day’s views and the total commencing from 4.30 hours and then at 8.30, 12.30, 16.30 hours- promptly and REGULARLY!
As of now for the day it is 84 and the overall is 1,32,874 views from more than 210 countries! Though I started this Blog exactly 3 years ago, I never even remotely imagined that I will get so deep into this purely literary activity that I will go into madness and craziness!!!!

Let us look into the path traversed in the last three years:

Year ending
25/2/2016 Ist year- 365th day- 370 posts- total 370 posts- Views- 28,265 total views 28,265
25/2/2017 2nd year- 729th day—382 posts- total 752 posts- views- 50,209 total views 78,474
2 5//2018 3rd Year- 1094th day- 392 posts- total 1144 posts- views- 54,526 total views 1,33,000

First post of the Blog was titled “MY TRYST WITH LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA- almost an autobiographical sketch of my forty years in my MOTHER LIC-my ALMA MATER where I learnt my LIFE!
Here are a few comments that I received on this post:

11 thoughts on “My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India”
February 28, 2015 at 3:03 am
A real Role Model.
T shirts for RUN FOR INSURANCE from Tiruppur was arranged by me.
I was then SBM Tiruppur

March 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Quite interesting presentation of an involved career spanning a period of nearly four decades. I remember the association I was privileged to have with you in Thanjavur D.O. during late 1960 s,when,we were together in P.h.s. and you used to give the highest number of revival quotations and acted as a role model for others to follow. I cherish the association We had on subsequent occasions when you were heading Bikaneer and subsequently Cuddapah. divisions of L.I.C. and even after your retirement when you Visited Hyderabad as a Trainer of Bajaj AllianZ. Best wishes for a Long, healthy future.

3. N.V.Subbbaraman
March 2, 2015 at 9:59 am
Yes; I vividly remember your leadership that shaped us. Thanks for your kind feed back. Shri VK and Shri SVR are always in my thoughts

March 2, 2015 at 9:57 am
Thank you Esakkirajan. Quite green in my memory. Nice help you extended then was a source of strength to me. Thanks again

4.V. Balagopal
March 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm
Dear Sir, it was nice reading your autobiography relating to your experiences in LIC. I too had the good fortune of working with you (not under you…!! while you were MM at Salem and I was Sr.BM at Salem North) I was also receiving your copies of “Young Poet” and used to enjoy going thru’ the poems. I remember one of your advises that you gave me when I told you that I was transferred to Delhi in 2001, you told me… keep your head cool and your feet warm.
Sir, I wish you all happiness, joy, good health and prosperity in your life….
V. Balagopal

N. V. Subbaraman
March 13, 2015 at 6:01 am \
Thanks in millions Balagopal.

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February 27, 2016 at 5:23 am
August 18, 2016 at 4:13 am
Thanks Jai.
August 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm
Excellent Article. I am very much thankful to the writer.
Such comments do act as a a great tonic for pursuing my writing.
One of the most striking aspects of this passion is the increasing number of followers from many parts of the world and a few of my esteemed followers ALMOST DAILY REVIEW OF THE POST for long. I do consolidate and publish the same as a SUNDAY STORY.

I particularly remember with gratitude the learned viewers like S/Shri Rajiv Ja, OKR Sivanganam, KVVS Prasad, TC Chandrasekara Reddy, G. Vasudevan. ARK, and Ramamurthi Thupakala. Their reviews have been published in a number of volumes in Sun day Story – not exceeding two to three thousand words a week.
Summarizing the progress of the Blog I wanted to give the Tale of he Blogger and I decided to bring out every 5o th post a TALE. In that way, so far 22 TALES hve been published 9 22 X 50 = 1110 posts) and the next tale 23 is due on the 1150th post due on 4th March 2018.

Therefore soliciting THIRD BIRTH DAY greetings and wishes for your loving ENVIUS THOUGHTS from my esteemed viewers, I end this Sunday story. We shall meet tomorrow. Till then God be with you! GOOD BYE!

N V Subbaraman in Goa

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,33,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 53rd  view at 09.30 hours today viz Sunday   the 124th February  2018 THIRD BIRTH DAY OF ENVIUS THOUGHTS- , total views of the BLOG  crossed ONE LAKH  AND THIRTY THREE THOUSAND (1,33,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1094th day and 1144th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty



Envius Thoughts

by NV Subbaraman -“NVSR’s ENVIUS THOUGHTS “for greater catholicity and Nobility


This Blog of mine ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com has been on since 29th February 2015 and as at the moment it is 1087th day with 1137 posts. Steadily the views are increasing and as of now it has crossed ONE LAKH AND THIRTY ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED (1.31,500 ) from the following countries of the world.
1.India 44827
2. United States 14147
3.Pakistan 12122
4.Myanmar(Burma) 4841
5.Iraq 3987
6.Bangladesh 3126
7.Cambodia 2962
8. Philippines 2399
9.Albania 2355
10. Egypt 1969
11. Sri Lanka 1956
12. Canada 1850
13. Algeria 1748
14. Vietnam 1593
15. EuropeanUnion 1524
16. Nepal 1467
17. Venezuela 969
18. Mongolia 883
19. Lebanon 865
20. Colombia 769
21. Indonesia 703
22. Brazil 687
23. Singapore 686
24. Turkey 682
25. Morocco 678
26. Jordan 638
27. Norway 632
28. Serbia 571
29. Tunisia 561
30. Mexico 551
31. SaudiArabia 547
32. UnitedKingdom 519
33. Georgia 484
34. China 434
35. Peru 420
36. Afghanistan 400
37. Tanzania 393
38. Malaysia 391
39. Australia 391
40. Ecuador 384
41. Libya 371
42. Dominican
Republic 352

43. Thailand 351
45. Chile 325
46. Sudan 316
47. Maldives 296
48. Bolivia 284
49. Macedonia 269
50. Palestinian Territories 269
51. South Africa 255
52. Argentina 249
53. United Arab Emirates 242
54. Germany 221
55. Bosnia & Herzegovina 220
56.Ghana 217
57. Laos 214
58. Somalia 206
59. Romania 203
60. Azerbaijan 185
61. Guyana 173
62. Nigeria 164
63. Kazakhstan 156
64. Yemen 155
65. Trinidad & Tobago 147
66. Jamaica 147
67. Armenia 146
68. Mauritius 143
69. Bhutan 139
70. Honduras 137
71. Suriname 134
72. Russia 132
73. Ukraine 129
74. Brunei 124
75. France 114
76. Italy 109
77. Ethiopia 106
78. Barbados 102
79. Ireland 101
80. Curaçao 98
81. Oman 97
82. Mali 92
83. Guatemala 87
84. El Salvador 87
85 Nicaragua 83
86. Belgium 83
87. Kenya 77
88.Montenegro 71
89. Bahrain 71
90. Haiti 71
91. Guinea 70
92. Kuwait 70
93. Belarus 68
94. Spain 67
95. Israel 66
96. Costa Rica 65
97. Belize 64
98. Liberia 64
99. Japan 62
100. Bahamas 61
101. St. Lucia 59
102. Mauritania 58
103.Netherlands 55
104. Qatar 53
105. Moldova 53
106. Fiji 51
107. Bulgaria 45
108. Portugal 45
109. Gambia 44
110. Senegal 43
111.NewZealand 43
112. Antigua & Barbuda 38
113. Dominica 38
114. Poland 38
115. St. Vincent & Grenadines 37
116. Croatia 37
117. Cameroon 36
118. SouthKorea 35
119. Lithuania 35
120. Rwanda 33
121. Sweden 33
122. Kyrgyzstan 33
123. Taiwan 33
124. Djibouti 32
125. Aruba 32
126. Puerto Rico 31
127. Guam 31
128. Hong Kong SAR China 30
129. Uganda 30
130. Sierra Leone 29
131. Burkina Faso 29
132. Panama 29
133. Namibia 29
134. Marshall 135. Islands 29
136. Greece 29
137. Angola 28
138. Malta 28
139. Grenada 28
140. Syria 26
141. Switzerland 24
142. Zimbabwe 23
143. Paraguay 23
144. Togo 22
145. Sint Maarten 21
146. Seychelles 21
147. Benin 20
148. Uruguay 20
149. Macau SAR China 20
150. Cape Verde 20
151. Bermuda 19
152. Uzbekistan 19
153. Malawi 18
154. Zambia 18
155. Martinique 17
156. Czech Republic 17
157. French Polynesia 17
158. Burundi 16
159. Côte d’Ivoire 16
160.Guadeloupe 16
161. Congo – Brazzaville 16
162. Austria 15
163. Latvia 15
164. American Samoa 15
165. Finland 14
166. Cyprus 14
167. Denmark 14
168.Madagascar 13
169.Mozambique 13
170. Congo – Kinshasa 13
171. Estonia 12
172. Micronesia 12
173. Slovenia 12
174. Netherlands 12
175. Niger 12
176. Cuba 11
177. St. Kitts & Nevis 11
178. Botswana 11
179. Papua New Guinea 10
180. U.S. Virgin Islands 10
181. Anguilla 9
182. British Virgin Islands 8
183. Northern Mariana Islands 8
184. Gabon 8
185. Hungary 8
186. Timor-Leste 8
187. Réunion 7
188. Samoa 6
189. Cayman Islands 6
190. Tajikistan 6
191. Gibraltar 5
192. Solomon Islands 5
193. Lesotho 5
194. Greenland 4
195. Faroe Islands 4
196. Turks & Caicos Islands 4
197. Andorra 3
198. Iceland 3
199. Luxembourg 3
200. Chad 3
201. Central African Republic 3
202. Slovakia 2
203. French Guiana 2
204. Equatorial Guinea 2
205. Vanuatu 1
206. Mayotte 1
207. São Tomé & Prìncipe 1
209. Comoros 1
210. Monaco 1
211. New Caledonia 1
212. Cook Islands 1
213. Kiribati 1

At the instance of my well meaning and long standing friend for decades Shri Clifford Martis of Bangalore I wanted to
“Find out

1 How many countries are there in the world

2 How many countries have visited my blog

3 What is the average

So how long will it take for my blog to cover all the countries?”

Taking help from my friends who are interested in such a study, I have made out this Sunday Story. May one more come fter some time on getting more inputs!

The result of my first step is given above- view wise countries visiting the Blog. Yes, it is more than 210 countries and the total views have crossed 1.31, 500.
As I want to ascertain the number of countries in the world- I get confused. My Google Guru’s help has not been of much avail!
Here is a list of countries in one way:
List of countries of the world
The independent country is not only self-governed nation with own authorities, this status needs the international diplomatic recognition of sovereignty. Thereby, we can say, that the total number of independent states in the world are 197, including fully recognized 193 members of the United Nations, 2 countries, Vatican City and Palestine, have the status of permanent observers in the UN. Another 2 states we include are Kosovo (recognized by 111 UN members) and Taiwan (recognized by 22 countries).
Alphabetical list of all countries in the world
• A
• Afghanistan
• Albania
• Algeria
• Andorra
• Angola
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Argentina
• Armenia
• Australia
• Austria
• Azerbaijan
• B
• Bahamas
• Bahrain
• Bangladesh
• Barbados
• Belarus
• Belgium
• Belize
• Benin
• Bhutan
• Bolivia
• Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Botswana
• Brazil
• Brunei
• Bulgaria
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• C
• Cabo Verde
• Cambodia
• Cameroon
• Canada
• Central African Republic (CAR)
• Chad
• Chile
• China
• Colombia
• Comoros
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Republic of the Congo
• Costa Rica
• Cote d’Ivoire
• Croatia
• Cuba
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• D
• Denmark
• Djibouti
• Dominica
• Dominican Republic
• E
• Ecuador
• Egypt
• El Salvador
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Estonia
• Ethiopia
• F
• Fiji
• Finland
• France
• G
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Georgia
• Germany
• Ghana
• Greece
• Grenada
• Guatemala
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Guyana
• H
• Haiti
• Honduras
• Hungary
• I
• Iceland
• India
• Indonesia
• Iran
• Iraq
• Ireland
• Israel
• Italy
• J
• Jamaica
• Japan
• Jordan
• K
• Kazakhstan
• Kenya
• Kiribati
• Kosovo
• Kuwait
• Kyrgyzstan
• L
• Laos
• Latvia
• Lebanon
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Liechtenstein
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• M
• Macedonia (FYROM)
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Malaysia
• Maldives
• Mali
• Malta
• Marshall Islands
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mexico
• Micronesia
• Moldova
• Monaco
• Mongolia
• Montenegro
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Myanmar (Burma)
• N
• Namibia
• Nauru
• Nepal
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Nicaragua
• Niger
• Nigeria
• North Korea
• Norway
• O
• Oman
• P
• Pakistan
• Palau
• Palestine
• Panama
• Papua New Guinea
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Philippines
• Poland
• Portugal
• Q
• Qatar
• R
• Romania
• Russia
• Rwanda
• S
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• Samoa
• San Marino
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Saudi Arabia
• Senegal
• Serbia
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Singapore
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Solomon Islands
• Somalia
• South Africa
• South Korea
• South Sudan
• Spain
• Sri Lanka
• Sudan
• Suriname
• Swaziland
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Syria
• T
• Taiwan
• Tajikistan
• Tanzania
• Thailand
• Timor-Leste
• Togo
• Tonga
• Trinidad and Tobago
• Tunisia
• Turkey
• Turkmenistan
• Tuvalu
• U
• Uganda
• Ukraine
• United Arab Emirates (UAE)
• United Kingdom (UK)
• United States of America (USA)
• Uruguay
• Uzbekistan
• V
• Vanuatu
• Vatican City (Holy See)
• Venezuela
• Vietnam
• Y
• Yemen
• Z
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
Different classifications, definitions etc make it a little vague to arrive at the precise number of countries in the world and we can safely say that there are 217 countries listed above!
Another source says:

. UN Members: 193
UN Observer States: 2
States With Partial Recognition: 2
Inhabited Dependent Territories: 45
Uninhabited Territories: 6
Antarctica: 1
Total: 249
Whatever is correct number, it appears to be less than 300 and it gives me a sense of joy that ENVIUS THOUGHTS have reached 213 countries!!!
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I am able to realize that I and my blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS are just a speck and less than a drop of water in a vast ocean!
Yet as an Individual connected with WORD PRESS as one of its bloggers, I am proud and wish to go faster, deeper and louder!
I pray the Lord Almighty Goddess of Learning to give me strength of mind and body enough to pursue my Blog to the last day of my life-probably for the next 23 years –to hit the ‘centuryth’ age of life!










We know pretty well that one enters the earth will have to make exit one day. When, none on earth can predict and so also how, where and why!!!!

Just the other day I translated a nice poem of Mahakavi Bharathiyar who challenged the God of DEATH, 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 Sunday story,  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


காலா! உனைநான் சிறு புல்லென மதிக்கிறேன்; என்றன்

காலருகே வாடா! சற்றே உனை மிதிக்கிறேன் – அட      (காலா)


வேலாயுத விருதினைமனதிற் பதிக்கிறேன் – நல்ல

வேதாந்த முரைத்த ஞானியர் தமை யெண்ணித் துதிக்கிறேன்-ஆதி

மூலா வென்று யானையைக் காக்கவே – நின்றன்

முதலைக்கு நேர்ந்ததை மறந்தாயோ கெட்ட மூடனே?-அட(காலா)

ஆலாலமுண்டவனடி காணென்ற மார்க்கண்டன் – தன

தாவி கவரப்போய் நீ பட்டபாட்டினை அறிகுவன் – இங்கு

நாலாயிரம் காதம் விட்டகல்! உனைவிதிக்கிறேன் –ஹரி

நாராயண னாகநின்  முன்னே உதிக்கிறேன் – அட   (காலா)




Kaalaa! Unainaan sirupullena mathikkiraen-endran

Kaalarugae vaadaa! Satrae unai mithikkiraen-ada(kaalaa)




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)


Aalaala mundavanadi saraNenra maarkaNdan – thana

Dhaavi kavarappoay nee patta paattinai ariguvaen – ingu

Naalaayiram kaadham viitagal! Unai vidhikkiraen – hari

NaaraayaNa naaganin munnae udhikkiraen – ada (kaalaa)




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


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)


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:



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!




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!



சாவே நீ ஏன் வரவேண்டும்?


இறைவன் கொடுத்த இவ்வாழ்வை

இயற்கை படைத்த இவ்வ்வுலகில்

குறையே இன்றி நடத்துகையில்

சாவே நீ ஏன் வரவேண்டும்?


அன்பின் வடிவே என் அன்னை

பண்பின் வடிவே என் ஆசான்

கற்பின் வடிவே என் மனைவி –இவரிடம்

சாவே நீ ஏன் வரவேண்டும்?


கள்ளம் மறந்த குழந்தை அவன்

உள்ளம் கவர்ந்த தலைவன் இவன்

உலகம்  வியந்த கவிஞன் அவன் –இவரிடம்

சாவே நீ எண் வரவேண்டும்?


உயர்ந்த உள்ளம் கொண்டவனாம்

பரந்த எண்ணம் படைத்தவனாம்

சிறந்த சேவை செய்தவனாம் –இவரிடம்

சாவே நீ ஏன் வரவேண்டும்?


குணமும் அறியாய் கோபமும் அறியாய்

மனமும் அறியாய் பணமும் அறியாய்

இனமும் அறியாய் வயதும் அறியாய்

தினமும் வருவாய் துயரே தருவாய்.


வாழ்வும் அறியாய் தாழ்வும் அறியாய்

தீதும் அறியாய் நன்றும் அறியாய்

அறிஞரும் அறியாய் வறியரும் அறியாய்

அனைவரும் ஒன்றே நின்றன் மடியில்.


உற்றவர் அறியாய் மற்றவர் அறியாய்

பெற்றவர் அறியாய் பெற்றதும் அறியாய்

உத்தமன் அறியாய் மற்றதும் அறியாய்

காலம் வந்தால் காலன் வருவாய்!


என்னே என்னே சாவின் கொடுமை

என்றே எண்ணிக் கலங்கிடும் நிலையில்

சிந்தையில் எழுந்த பொருளுடை எண்ணம்

”சாவும் செத்தால் யாம் என் செய்வோம்”?


சாவை நினைத்தால் நல்லவை பெருகும்

சாவை நினைத்தால் அல்லவை அகலும்

சாவை நினைத்தால் உள்ளம் உயரும்

சாவை நினைத்தால் அறமும் ஓங்கும்.



சாவே உனக்கொரு சாவு வராமல்

இறைவனை வேண்டி இனிதே உய்வாய்!

In English

God given life is this

Nature made life is this

Leading sans any deficiency

Oh, DEATH- why should you come?

Love incarnation is my mom

Culture incarnation is my preceptor

Affection incarnate is my wife-to them

Oh, Death- why should you come?


That is a child not knowing hypocrisy

He is the leader in the hearts of all

He is a poet renowned in the world – to them

Oh, Death-why should you come?


Noble minded is he

Broad hearted is he

Noble service he has rendered –to them

Oh, Death- why should you come?


You know not virtues, nor anger

You know not good mind, nor money power

You know no sect, nor age

Daily you come and leave us in grief!


You know no lively life, nor deathly living

You know no bad, nor good

You know no scholar, nor the poor

All are equal in thy lap.


Close one you know not, nor the other

Parents you know not,  nor what they got

Virtuous you know not, nor the opposite

Oh, Death-If time comes you come.


“Oh, Death- how cruel you are”

As I brood over the issue

Came to my mind meaningful thought

“What shall we do if DEATH were to DIE?”


If we think of DEATH good will increase

If we think of DEATH bad will decrease

If we think of DEATH mind will scale higher

If we think of DEATH Virtues will develop!



“Death you don’t meet with Death”

Pray God and happily carry on!

This was written by me on 23rd July 1976!

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

Yes three deaths of my great friends   all in the course of a day took me by grief on SIXTH FEBRUARY resulting in this write up.

First was one of my dear Poet Friends POET B. JAYARAMAN, a retired bank officer and Treasurer of CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE, a very affable, decent and interesting personality.

Second is a retired Development Officer of Life Insurance Corporation of India which I deem as my home where I served for more than four decades by name K. Chandrasekaran who was the General Secretary of the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INSURANCE OF FIELD WORKERS OF INDIA.

.Third was my fellow Officer while I was Senior Divisional Manager of LIC in Kadapa Division by name G. Gopalakrishnan.

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!




The whole world is functioning within a circle! Yes the circular SUN, circular MOON, circular SEA and so on!
There was a vast circle of POETS congregated at the World University Service Center in Chennai where the CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE organized Annual Seminar on “English Poetry in India” on Sunday the 21st January 2018.
In the Seminar EXCELLENT EFFLORESCENCE SEVENTEEN – an anthology of English poems – was released.
Great poets from Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra, Kerala, Pondichery and Tamilnadu gathered “WITHIN THE CIRCLE”
with a sense of pride and joy , happiness and satisfaction! Yes, once in a year gala gathering of literary personalities – writers, speakers and poets – was eagerly looked for.
After a fitting welcome by Dr. M. Thirumeni, Retired Principal of Rajah Serfoji Government Arts College, Thanjavur and Chairman of the Chennai Poets’ Circle, Dr. S. Kannan, President of CPC, Poet and an expert in Management/Vedic management delivered Presidential Address- which was precise, focused and interesting.
Then came the prestigious Anthology EFFLORESCENCE 2017 dedicated to Dr. Nithie Victor, Poet and founder member of the CPC , a role model for several poets- whose qualities of head and heart was amply described by Shri Ramesh Narasimhan. Son in law of Dr. Nithie Victor accepted the dedication with a suitable address.
The Anthology was meticulously compiled and edited by Shri Jayram Seshadri and Hema Ravi.
71 poets- 41 men and 30 women – contributed a total of
146 poems. Senior most poet to contribute to the Anthology was Shri Rajaram Ramachandran of Mumbai- (crossed 80 years of age) and the youngest was Miss. S Nivetha -19 year old first year college student from Chennai.

Anthology EFFLORESCENCE was released by the Chief Guest Dr. R. Ramani

This is how young poet Nivetha describes the anthology under the title “EXCELLENT EFFLORESCENCE SEVENTEEN” as published in the Anthology:

“Efflorescence”- poets’ gift to the poetry world
Xcellent creation of the English poets bold
Chennai Poets’ Circle’s marvelous creation pure
Every year blossoming in January sure.
Learned and lovely poets contribute with all their heart
Loved by the poets here and there- everywhere smart
Enthralling and ennobling are the thoughts and expression
Noble thoughts promoting world peace, makes lasting impression!
Thankful poets acknowledge the efforts great all over!

“Efflorescence” ever bright and enriching ever
Follow tradition of the Circle this year too-a flower!
Felicitating younger ones like me to participatejoin
‘Light house’ as Logo spreads the light of knowledge far and wide!
Oh! Laudable efforts of the poets great and learned
Really wonderful creations of the poets from far and near
Ever enjoyable are the poems in the anthology
Scent of poems spreads peace and poise all over
Cultured creations call for appreciation by one and all
Elders encouraging the youngsters amazing
Never I can forget in my life this venture!
Ceaseless efforts have gone behind this marvel
Ever green it will remain in all my life wonderful!

Sincerely I have attempted to write this for you
Expecting thy guidance in my poetic journey
Valuable will be your advice and counsel
Every year from sixteen I would like to play a role
New entry I am through Chennai Poets’ Circle
Thankful I shall remain ever to all poets senior
Excellence appears far off yet I make this attempt humble
Ending this write with all your blessings
Nivetha taking leave of you with memories pleasant.

Though Editors and compilers of the Anthology meticulously carried out their work, somehow the following two poems of Latha were not seen in the Efflorescence and she presented the same in the Seminar. They are reproduced here for the benefit of my esteemed viewers:.
The Swan You Are
By Latha Prem Sakhya

Walk tenderly, gracefully, swan like,
Never hurting mother earth .

Speak softly, murmuring leaves,
Soothing to listening ears.

Laugh gently, a gurgling brook
Ever so pleasing to the listener.

Smile always, a moonbeam,
Hiding your agony, lest it is perceived.

Dress mousily, misleading the roving eyes,
Trying to rake your body contours.

Be a womb, the nourisher,
Never dreaming of self nourishment.

Be a doormat not a blade of grass,
An abject being, with never á thought of self.

Bowing, scraping, sacrificing,
Infinitely giving, never ďemanding.

When will this come to an end,
Heralding a dawn of total liberty?

Walking in joyful abundance,
The lilt of your step proclaiming your joy.

Speaking gustily, loudly of your loves, your yearnings,
So the world accepts you for what you are.

Laughing in abundance, the tinkling laughťer,
Spreading happiness to one and all.

Crying out your woes for the world
To understand, the agony behind your wails, to console.

Oh come out of selfpity.
Let the world perceive you, as you are!
Accept you the way you are!
Break the man made barbed wires,
To shine originally, the pearl you are!

Live instinctively, abundantly,
Loving , nourishing, healing,
Creating a new world order
Of freedom, unrestrained.
An ideal utopia –
Where you will be the woman you are.

The Barbed Red Wires
. Latha Prem Sakhya
Barbed red rusty wires
Console my tormented self
A gentle breeze, cooling the fire in me.
The barriers will fall one day,
The possibility of freedom takes wings,
Flying with the butterflies of hope
Urged my joyous soul to be patient.

But the barbed red wires
Gnaws my soul tenaciously, a rat.
I spy the new ones interspersed,
Shining cruel and silver in the sun light
Invisible to casual glance,
Frighteningly insurmountable,
Sarcastically glinting in the sun.

The barbed red rusty wires,
Supported and reinforced,
Permeates my being with despair.
Man made barriers invincible!
Foiling every attempt at escape,
Where the mind stands divided,
Shunning the truth of oneness of all.

Chief Guest Sqn.Ldr. Dr. R. Ramani, Formerly Dean, School of Education, SASTRA University, chairman, Board of Studies, English, University of Madras NITTTR Chennai delivered his address in an exemplary manner-starting with VANDHE MAATHARAM- explaining the significance of nation, patriotism, national pride etc. quoting exhaustively from Mahakavi Bharathiyar. He exhorted the poets to infuse the poetic spirit in the youngsters and expressed schools, colleges and Universities are the right places for this effort.
He appreciated the wonderful activities of CPC in propagating universal peace through poetry.
On the whole Chief Guest’s talk was ennobling, enthralling and exhilarating.

Then came the Guest of Honor from Bangalore- a great entrepreneur and an author Shri Kalyanaraman Durgadas who started his illustrious lecture with an announcement that he is “NOT A POET speaker”! Evolution of poetry was beautifully traced and analyzed. Various genres were nicely explained. Quite thought provoking!
It was indeed a veritable feast to know about his “SONGS OF THE CSAUVERY” which won the Anupam Kher best debut Novel of the year 2016! I was all the more happy because on that very Cauvery bank in Thiruvaiyaru I was handling English and Mathematics classes for the then VI Form students of the Centenary School Srinivasa Rao High School half a century ago! Yes, it was in the year 1961-62!

Later three books of CPC members were released
1. “ Beyond Images”- a collection of poems of Smt. Elizebeth Kurian of Hyderabad duly translated by N V Subbaraman this blogger under the title “URUVANGALUKKU APPAAL”. This was a beautifully brought out E book.
2. “FLY FLY AND FLY” authored by the 19 year old young poet- India Book of Records for Children holder S. Nivetha of Chennai. She is a student first year BCA in a leading Chennai College.
3. Book by Poet Pankajam Kondath from Chennai titled “WHISPERING WAVES”.

Mrs. Elezabeth Kurians “BEYOND THE IMAGES” translated into Tamil
Titled “URUVANGALUKKU APPAAL” By N V Subbaraman was released.

Young Poet S. Nivetha’s “FLY, FLY and FLY” being released.

Madam Pankajam’s “WHISPERING WAVES” being released.

Shri Jayaram Seshadri presented the annual report of CPC.
Vote of thanks by Madam Hema Ravi this first Session came to a glorious end.
During the tea-break lot of interactions took plce with the poet friends assembled ro far and near and THREE copies of the Anthology were presented to all the members.
Then commenced the first session of poetry presentation with Dr. Radhamani in the Chair.
Poets were invited to present their creations contributed to the Anthology in the same order in which the creations found in the EFFLORESCENCE 2017.
Poets present in the Seminar rendered their verses in a pleasing manner.

Then the Lunch time arrived and all those attended were provided with sumptuous lunch in the Hotel Polymer next door.
It was my fortune that six of us Dr.Ramani, Shri Kalyanaraman, onRajamundry poet and another local Poet, myself and NivethaI sat in the same table; I was delighted at the advices that Shri ‘NOT A POET’ Kalyanaraman was giving to Nivetha as to have she has to take up her poetic journey!

Post Lunch first Session was presentation of papers. Dr.J. S. Anand , General secretary, World Parliament of literature and Director of MRS College , Bathinda, Punjab inaugurated the Session with his inimitable style of contents and presentation. Dr. Vasudeva Reddy coordinated this Session. I was particularly happy about the paper presented by Dr. S. Padmapriya, PHD from Bangalore as I was also one to see her enter the poetry world through my journal YOUNG POET in early two thousands! Her research paper on THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE TO ENGLISH POETRY IN INDIA was well received.
After the PAPER session started Reading of Poems of Members and guests. This session was coordinated by Madam Hema Ravi.

The Meet was organized meticulously taking care of each and every aspect big and small, important and otherwise by Shri Jairam Seshadri and Hema Ravi ably guided and assisted by Dr. M. Thirumeni and Dr. Kannan.
With a hot tea and snacks the visitors within the circle melted gradually, the poets and others carrying wonderful memories of the Meet.


ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,28,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 84th  view at 14.30 hours today viz Sunday  the 28th January  2018, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND (1,28,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1066th day and 1114th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty




Mrs. Renuka Subbaraman, Mr. N V Subbaraman and Mr.KVVS Prasad

Out of innumerable viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS there are a few who regularly give a response often quite inspiring and make the Blog continue despite the strain and stress involved in maintaining the Blog with a daily posting.
Mr. K V V S Prasad was my colleague when I was with LIC of India, a great Organization from which I retired almost 17 years ago. We served together in Kadapa Division of Andhra Pradesh. After his superannuation he is settled in his native town Vishakapatnam. He is one of the communicating viewers and this Sunday story gives his responses to the ENVIUS THOUGHTS which I am sure will prove an interesting read. This is the Part V and the Part IV was posted in the Blog on 21/5/2017.


Your posts are pouring in. Knowledge is overflowing. Our comprehension is not in that pace truly. Varied subjects historical events, sports, music, intellectual galore.

The year began with a note on world music, it’s variety and depth. This followed by a welcome to the new year set the tone.

KattaBomman the warrior’s birthday is a fact to be commemorated and an event to be celebrated. He has a fabulous page in Freedom moment.

Newton’s birthday on the other hand has a page in the development of science in the later years.

Joan of Arcs sacrifice is again an event to be commemorated and her role in freedom of France is an act of shivelry.

Shivagnanam sir’s views are informative.

Galileo’s discoveries are fundamental for development of astro physics.

Tagore’s Gitanjali in Tamil is a noble beginning.

Note on Chennai’s first Assembly at St Fort George is interesting.

Your note on Traffic pollution Pity or atrocity is thought provoking.

Kodikattha Kumar day is interesting -. as regards a visionary mission in shaping a Cotton Garment city. Great.

Swami  Vivekananda is always an inspiration for the youth. He is still a mantle for the young generation .His life is an example for preservation of values , tradition and culture India beholds.

Pongal is Traditional and a preservator for our heritage.

Thyagaraja  pancharatna Kristi’s, their first translator (in any Indian language ),your distinction, Nehruji and Dr  Kalam’s involvement and their appreciation are always matters close to my heart and I congratulate you Sir whole heartedly.

Thiruvalluvar’s day is a commemoration of the great poets words of wisdom .

And the tale of the blogger is the tale of Sri Subbaraman as regards to his tenacity of purpose and the path he chose in the areas of his interest and equally  the enlightenment of many who have the advantage of enjoying the fragrance (Vidya gandham) in one basket !

Have a Super Sankranthi Sir!


Two Milestone viz the 1008 the day of envious thoughts , highly sacred number as defined and the 118000 views crossed since inception, a noteworthy distinction – reflect the interest generated over years!

My congratulations to you sir! Pl go Strong!

JC Bose Birthday is a reminder of the great scientist!

Milad un  Nabi is a day valuable to our Muslim brethren commemorating the birthday of the Prophet!

Nice note SIR!


Congratulations on the coveted mile stone.

Atrocities as mentioned in your article against women, children etc is n affront on civilization and your concern on the reflection of state of affairs is understood

Achievements of you and Nivetha’s for finding a place in the book of rewards is taken with happiness.

Your distinction as a regular blogger in English and Tamil poetry is a matter of joy and your excellence is unparalleled.

As rightly opined by you, you are a crusader (my assessment) in your own right writing ,writing and writing on matters of concern , with least expectation in return ,except a feedback.

Nice day Sir!

Your message is timed 4.59AM. So early

for blissful others ,so natural for you Sir! This habit of utilizing your time ,in contrast with others’ excuses of having no time ,is again an in built quality inherited from your noble father!

13/10/17.There is happiness and happiness alone. The joy of giving day, Diwali, multiplies the happiness. Soundless Diwali will enhance quality of life. Children feel happy for crackers and sparkles. Safe Diwali is the need of the day. Happy Diwali Sir

. Your conversation with birds is another gem in your khajana of poems and glittering!. Bats, bulbuls, doves and ducks are friendly with you. You are afraid of eagles and falcons!

You dared the cormorants, cuckoo’s, crows and cranes made  friendly promise to emu to visit her next , praised the flamingo for its beauty without any element of envy (though coaxed) and finally spread love through your conversation with your bird.

Speaking to flowers, Speaking to birds are the finest of your poems ,simple, easily understood, beautiful and above all spread message of love and compassion the world needs immensely now.

Excellent Sir!


Congrats first for the land mark.

What a wonderful conversation with flowers. What a great idea . It is reminiscent of the Great Ghantasala’s song called Pushpavilapam , a poetic piece of Jandhyala Papaya Sastry . There the cruelty of men and women towards flowers was depicted. Here the virtues of flowers perhaps can be named as pushpavilasam is depicted . Great to know that the conversation is fragrant and thought-provoking.  Interesting!


Congratulations Sir for 1000th post and pl.go strong in this sacred duty of enlightenment.


Rose is always a rose. Variety of roses, king’s and queens of flowers, with varieties of colors, give immense pleasure to the eye and nose. Great is the exuberance of roses. Human path is always not rosy, with thorns beneath is the common usage of wisdom. ChaCha used to wear it stylishly and children loved both.

Thanks for the floral Greetings on a thoughtful day SIR


. Great leaders were in cell fighting for freedom and present generation are chained and another freedom fight (from cell) needed for their liberation.


Nine- Nine
The day so fine!
Parts of speech nine
Planets controlling us nine!
Your narration simply fines
A feeling difficult to define!
A mix of honey and wine !


Sri OKR Shivagnanams’ review of NVS thoughts is as educative as are thoughts. He is a constant and and continuous reader .His reviews reflect his interest, command on the subject, intuition and creativity. Added to this they are on day today basis which makes the readers pleasant . Good post and good day Sir


Good morning Sir  CPC meet details are interesting.  The cool and lucid deliberations that sent on on a  very hot Summer  mornings are really really relieving and reliving! Sister Nivetha’s entry as an young poet is the apple of the eye.  Her poem on summer is interesting. Your presentation On the Marvel the truth is marvelous and truthful. Let there be many more educational meets like these in future too.


Tale of a blogger is primarily your hard work and pains taken. The response is absolutely a reflection of your hard work coupled with interest generated amongst the readers on the varied topics posted. It is a concise of intellectual information.

The extent of readership, the penetration into the continents, the mile stones achieved are natural sequels to this saga of sacrifice(of time, energy, mind and body, resources to name a few). I wish you lot more energy and medhas in this saga of enlightenment. Namasthe.


Weeds which are useful for healthy growth of life , unique and different from the normal view that weeds are to be weeded — is well brought in your weed appreciation day!

Ugadi is a festival of celebration and most reverted by Telugu people.

The sprout of Freedom moment is the rise against Roulette Act which is well brought in your article.

The black holes in the Galaxies and their eternal fall and raise is interesting – in the Universe a chariot on the move

Eiffel tower is an engineering marvel and  a monument of love.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever .These lines are immortal and exist as long as the mankind exists!

Nice thoughts  Sir !

We have covered the period upto  15/1/2018. I am sure the observations of Shri KVVS Prasad are quite absorbing.
Thanks for your patronage of ENVIUS THOUGHTS and I look forward for the same in the days, months and years to come!!!!!

We shall meet tomorrow!

Shri KVVS Prasad with the blog author


Today is a holyday –Makara Sankaranthi Day- Pongal Day- very auspicious day! Thanks giving Day to the Lord Sun for having blessed the agriculturists with plenty of produce filling the coffers of paddy and other cereals and grains.
This is a very significant day in my personal life in as much as it was on this auspicious day Makara Sankaranthi Day- 14th January 1961- FIFTY SEVEN years ago I gave up taking coffee or tea as a final year student of my degree course in Alagappa College, Karaikudi in response to the advice of the great Saint Jagath Guru Shri Chandra sekarendra Saraswathy of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam – recognized as a MAHA PERIYAVA! I have elaborately written about this important event of my life under the caption GOOD BYE TO COFFEE in this Blog (kindly go to the archives. This article of my personal experience had the fortune of finding a space in the Centenary Souvenir brought out on the holy occasion of Mahapaeriyava’s hundredth birth day.
Well on such a day, my 22nd Tale has fallen due. Yes, this is my 1100 th post on the 1052nd day of the Blog.
As is the practice we shall look into the progress of overall views if Envius Thoughts since the last Tale 21 on 26th November 2017:
26/11/2017 982nd day- 1050th post- 1,17,004
02/12/2017 1009th day 1056th post- 1,18,000
08/12/2017 1015 th day 1062nd post – 1,19,000
16/12/2017 1023rd day 1070th post- 1,20,000
23/12/2017 1030th day 1077th post 1,21,000
30/12/2017 1037th day 1084th post 1,22,000
05/01/2018 1043rd day 1090th post 1,23,000
11/01/2018 1049th day 1097th post 1,24,000.

The top three in terms of number views date wise:

I      299 Views   27th January 2017   Topic: Universe- A Chariot on the Move Part 25

II    247 Views   20th August 2016   Topic: Radiant Renuka Recalled.

III   230 Views   12th January 2018  Topic: National Youth Day

We go on writing as our pleasant duty and God gives the fruit in the form of views from my avowed and esteemed viewers from almost all over the globe!
As a recap since TALE 21 on 26-11-2017,
Year 2017 bid a good bye and we whole heartedly extended a warm welcome to TWENTY EIGHTEEN!
Numbers 32, 64, 108 and 1008 has special significance in India and the 1008th day of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS was on FIRST DECEMBER 2017 which proved to be a VERY GREAT DAY in my life! Yes; that day brought me a PLACE IN THE INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS for the FEAT ACHIEVED

Record holder N V Subbaraman with his trophy and certificate.

This I owe to the grace of my God of Learning and my esteemed Viewers support. Kindly read my post titled ENVIUS THOUGHTS ENTERS THE INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS from the archives of https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
The Lord Almighty has blessed us with this human life to LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL and HELP EVER HURT NEVER. To the extent possible we must achieve something that should be remembered by our posterity; that will indeed be the fulfillment of ones birthl I used to contemplate often whether we are leaving something to the world.

One of the things that come to my mind and gives a sense of satisfaction is my translation of the great Saint Composer Shri Sathguru Thyagaraja’s Pancha Rathna Keerthanas –FIVE GEMS OF COMPOSITIONS- to Tamil from the original Telugu at the instance of a great scholar and devotee of Maha periyava Translation by itself has not much of significance unless otherwise it is rendered by a competent group of musicians. and in this case it was a group from Madurai comprising Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam- vocal, Shri Sachidanandam- violin- and Dr. K Thiyagarajan-Mridangam. The CD was brought out by an organization named THISRADWANI. 



.When a leading Tamil monthly magazine KALAIMAGAL made a review of the translation brought out in the form of a CD by a leading musical troupe of Madurai- Smt. Ranganayaki Sachithanandam vocal, Shri Sachidanandam violin and Dr. K Thyagarajan Mridhangam- There was a wave of demand for the CD from many countries where the Tamil magazine is read –it was in February 2013.
When Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam former President of India – a great lover of Karnatic music heard the CD and called on the artists in Madurai to hear the songs rendered in person which was reported by me in my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHFS , another wave of demand arose.
Newspaper like the HINDU is a powerful medium and on 15th December they commended the translation, a third wave was in and continues till now. Spate of phone calls enquiring about the translation and requesting for the CDs continues and I am still attending to promptly! Significance about this translation is despite the appeal of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in the year 1963 while inaugurating the Thyagabramma aradhana for translating the Telugu keerthanas into different Indian languages for the people all over can understand and appreciate the musical outpourings of the Saint Composer musician, no attempts were made and this translation of mine is very first. I take it as God’s will and grace.
Come December-January-Chennai Music Season is on! Karnatic musicians and music lovers from all over the world flock to Chennai!
I had a good opportunity to visit two of the programmes- one Chennaiyil Thituvaiyaru at Kamarajar Arangam and the other Mylaopre Fine Arts Society in their auditorium. In the earlier one I was honored for my translation of Thyagayya’s Pancha Rathna Keerthanas.


Latest news is that one of the karnatic music lovers from US who has come to India wanted to take about 25 CDs to enable him to distribute the same among the music schools in US to enable them to make their students sing

Thus comes to an end this TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 22 with my hearty thanks to the Almighty, WORDPRESS and my valuable and esteemed viewers from all over the globe. Latest viewer is from Northern Mariana Islands!!!!!
We shall meet on Monday. Thanks.



One of the greatest creations of the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is GITANJALI.
With a view to giving the same to the esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS a small beginning is made today by posting the first poem in English, its translation for the benefit of Tamil knowing all over the world and a brief meaning of the celestial song in Tamil and English. Envius Thoughts looks forward for the support by viewing and responding. Thanks.

In English
Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure.
This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again and fillest it ever with fresh life.
This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.
At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable.
Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass and still thou pourest and still there is room to fill.

In Tamil

கீதாஞ்சலியில் முதல் பாடல்
நிறப்பிட இருக்கும் இன்னும் இடம்!
அந்தமற்றவன் ஆக்கியே என்னை
அதிலோர் இன்பம் அடைந்தாய் நீ!
இந்தஉடலெனும் குடத்தை இனிதாய்
நிறப்பினாய் காலிசெய்தாய்
காலிசெய்தாய் நிறப்பினாய்!
வந்த வளமான வாழ்க்கை அது
இன்பமான வாழ்க்கை;
மீண்டும் வந்த வாழ்க்கை
தந்த அந்த வாழ்விலே
உந்தன்குழல் ஓசைதனை
ரசித்தேன்; சுவைத்தேன் முழுவதுமே!
மலையிலும் மடுவிலும்
காலம் காலம் கேட்டிடும்
பாசமுள்ள உன்மூச்சாய்!
அழிவிலாஉன்கைப் பரிசம்
அழகாய்ப் பட்டது என் மேலே!
இதயம் மலர்ந்தது மகிழ்ச்சியினால்!

பழியிலாஎன் வார்த்தைகளை
பிறக்க வைக்கும் உன் பரிசம்;
அழிக்க இயலா எண்ணத்தால்!

அளக்கமுடியா உன்பரிசில் அமுதாய்
கொட்டுது என் கைகளிலே!
மறக்க முடியா காலங்கள்
மறைந்தே போகும் விரைவினிலே
நிறப்பிட இருக்கும் இன்னும் இடம்
நிறைந்தே இருக்கும் எந்நாளும்!

Brief interpretation in Tamil.meaning

இந்த உலகமும், உலகத்தில் மனித வாழ்க்கையும் இறைவன் அளித்த வரம். மனித வாழ்வு ஒரு தொடர்கதை. பிறப்பும் இறப்பும் இயற்கையின் நியதி. இறைவன் அளித்த இவ்வாழ்வை நல்லமுறையில் அமைத்துக் கொள்வதும், நடத்திக் கொள்வதும், அனுபவிப்பதும், அவன் அருளால் நமக்குக் கிடைப்பன. நல்லமுறையில் வாழ முயன்று அவன் ஆசியினால் உலகம் பயனுற வாழ்ந்திடுவோம். இயற்கையையும், இயற்கை படைத்த இவ்வுலகினையும், உலக வாழ்க்கையினையும் நல்ல முறையில், தூய வழியில் அனுபவிப்போம்


This world and the human life in the world are the boons bestowed by God.Human life is a continuous serial.Birth and death are laws of nature. It is with HIS grace that we design our life, conduct the same and enjoy. Making honest efforts to lead a life to be of service to the society. Let us enjoy nature and its gift to the world our life in a pure and noble manner.