GOOD LIFE – WHAT Part II

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Former President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was a great thinker, philosopher, communicator, teacher all rolled into one in a remarkable manner.Last week’s Sunday story carried the Part i of his concept of GOOD LIFE! Enthused by the responses of our valued viewers, i am bold to give this week Part II and I am sure it will be well received by all.
Let us read what he has to convey on the theme.
As a follower of Hinduism, Radhakrishnan also believed in four ends of life
which is termed as Purusharthas. These are Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. Here Artha implies economic well-being, Kama stands for physical pleasure, Moksha means spiritual freedom and Dharma indicates the religious aspiration of life. More comprehensively “Dharma is the whole duty of man in relation to the four fold purposes of life.” He says, “Dharma in a wide sense is used to connote all the means for the achievement of the different ends of life.” According to Radhakrishnan, spiritual freedom of all is the ultimate end of human life. He says Moksha or perfection
or spiritual self realization cannot be achieved only by ethical action because moksha is essentially of a different and higher order, a new dimension altogether of reality and experience. If human being is able to attain this state then he is regarded as capable of leading a good life. Therefore, Radhakrishnan’s concept of good life is nothing but spiritual freedom or universal salvation or sarvamukti i.e. liberation of all
people. To attain sarvamukti Radhakrishnan gives some ethical as well as religious ways. Human beings exist in the objective world for something more than earthly existence. Men have a higher aspiration than an animal to grow better. Morality enables man to rise to higher plane. So, ethics has a great significance in the pursuit of highest goal in the life of human being. Ethics is a pre-requisite for the attainment of spiritual destiny of man. He says, “The moral law within us is evidence of our citizenship in the world of spirit. Moral discipline makes for spiritual insight.” In“Hindu view of life” Radhakrishnan remarks that “Hinduism is more a way of life
than a form of thought” . He treats the concept of dharma or the various
religious, ethical and social duties governing a Hindu’s life and yoga or the various ways and discipline by which the Hindu seeks the goal of moksa or release from the chain of rebirth. He relates the theory of dharma with the theory of universal self. According to Radhakrishnan, ethics as a profoundly significant aspect of human life needs a metaphysical basis to provide ultimate support for ethical values and meaning for the moral life, that ethics needs a metaphysical foundation in a reality that is basically characterized by values and it is provided by the absolute idealism of
classical Hindu tradition modified and clarified in details in the light of reason and modem knowledge. According to him, Radhakrishnan’s concept of good life is the same as the good life of Hinduism. The good life is mainly the religio-ethical life based on some principles and it has a strict foundation. To know these basic principles it is necessary to examine the metaphysics, which is the basis ofRadhakrishnan’s ethics, his way of
life i.e. his religion and also his own personal experiences related to changing situation.
According to Radhakrishnan, dharma is the essence of morality and it is a
close combination of ethics and religion. The goal is the ‘double object’ of happiness on earth and salvation. Moksa is the aim of all human life. He says dharma is progressive in nature and changeable age to age. But the principle of dharma is eternal. He says, “Though dharma is absolute it has no absolute and time less content. The only thing eternal about morality is man’s desire for the better.” The purpose of ethical life is the discipline of human nature leading to a realization of the spiritual.
Dharma includes the forms and activities of human life. Human beings have diverse interests, various desires, conflicting needs, which grow and change in the growing to round them off into one whose is the purpose of dharma. The principle of dharma rouses us to recognition of spiritual realities not by abstention from the world, but by bringing to its life, its business (Artha) and its pleasure (Kama) the controlling power of spiritual faith. Life is one and in it there is no distinction of sacred and secular.
Bhakti and Mukti are not opposed. Dharma, Artha, and Kama go together. Thus, we find that Radhakrishnan emphasizes all the four ends of life. According to him “Physical well being is essential part of human well being. Pleasure is a part of the good life. It is both sensuous and spiritual. Just like to enjoy sunshine, to listen music, to read plays ate both sensuous and spiritual. Radhakrishnan also admits wealth or economic factor as an essential element in human life like Kama. He says there is no
sin in wealth, just as there is no virtue in poverty.”13 The efforts ofanyone to increase his wealth cannot be condemned, but if his pursuit of wealth exploits others then it cannot be accepted. From this we can say that human being have no right to exploit other people for his personal benefit. He should consider the other people also. All the four values have same position in society. Radhakrishan says, “Wealth and enjoyment
are not opposed to righteousness and perfection. Ifpursued for their own sake they are not right, but if adopted as means to spiritual well-being and social good they are worthy of acceptance.” It implies that dharma and artha can be regarded as means for spiritual development. But there must be condition i.e. wealth and pleasure should be pursued not for their own sake but for the sake of others. According to Radhakrishnan, dharma is the whole duty of man in relation to the four fold purposes of life (dharma artha, kama and moksha) by members of the four groups (chaturvama), and the four stages (Caturasrama), (student, house holder, forest dweller and ancestor). The basic principle of dharma is the realization ofthe dignity of the human spirit. If we add to these basic principles the concept of moral obligation, both to aspire to divinity and also to conform to the discipline of society, the concept of freedom which is indispensable part of rebirth and
the details of personal and social dharma we have a clean cut picture of
Radhakrishnan’s way of life.

(Part III to follow)

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VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS Part 28

This week’s Sunday story in Envius Thoughts carries the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewers and commentators like Shri OKR Sivagnanam who was my colleague in the great Public Sector Undertaking – Life Insurance Corporation of India, which I proudly served for four decades and more. Shri Sivagnanam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sharing with a review thereon on a day today basis. It is a matter of delight that he is as enthusiastic in viewing and reviewing as I am in posting! -religiously meticulous! Kindly read and enjoy this Part 28 –TWENTY EIGHT . Here we have covered his Reviews up to date from 27/03/2020.

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August Indonesian Independence Day 17th August

Your post today on Indonesian Independence Day – nice to read it!

People are crazy of pelf and power – through dishonest means – it transcends boundaries with one country wanting to annex the nation adjacent to it!

It’s obnoxious and to be eschewed!

The world around, many countries had to fight for their freedom, and Indonesia being one, won it from the Dutch!

Happy Independence Day to the Indonesians!

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TALE 40 is an inspiring write-up!

Kudos to you, for posting 2000 posts in 1948 days – a non-stop performance from day 1 you launched your blog!

You’ve proved, given the undaunting will power and unconquerable passion, there is nothing that cannot be done!

Being a disciplinarian to the core, you’ve made it possible, and you’ll continue to do so exceedingly well, making us fortunate to have your thoughts for healthy consumption on a daily basis – can we go without food for our body -and for our thought as well?

Can corona escape your attention?
And so we have it too from your blog!

Viewers around the world are behind you – must be anxious to view yours – may be many in the very early morning itself – as it is your wont to post them exactly at four in the morning when, of course, in our time zone, people will be in sound sleep mode!

Best wishes to you…..

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A nice Sunday Story with a great update of your BLOG for the ready reference of the viewers!

I don’t want you to entertain negative thoughts about the ENVIUS THOUGHTS – your own child, and the “APPLE OF YOUR EYE”, as you rightly call it!

You are properly nourishing and nurturing it, and there is no need for you to add wings to your “misplaced imagination!”

It’s going beautiful, and its continuity is all that we aspire for – legitimately at that!

May you go ahead with the innate spirit to make the blog as INSPIRING and INFORMATIVE, as it used to be!

Why should you worry at all, with “the triumvirs” always residing within you, lighting the way all through?

ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR ENVIUS THOUGHTS!

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World Theater Day post – a good read!

Life can never be enjoyable without deviation from the routine we adopt in our everyday life!

Theater – the initial form of entertainment that caters to the lovers of performances – on the stage!

A great way to depict the culture of the land to the audience in rapt attention!

A tool that conveys the intended messages to the viewers, and through them, to other members of the family and friends, who appened to miss the opportunity, for one reason or the other!

And evolution has now brought us small screen and mobile too to feed us where we are, without having to go far and enjoy!

SORRY I could not fully justify this Sunday story as Very Very unusually  I had several commitments mental and physical. I do hope you would have enjoyed the views of the viewer Sri O K Sivagnanam. We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning with a post. Till then Goodbye!

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses   2,65,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with more than 2400  views testerday,  VIZ Saturday,  the 29th August  2020, (29/08/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the NICE figure   TWO LAC AND SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND
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TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 42

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TWO THOUSAND and HUNDRETH  POST!

2100th Post

Yes, today it is 2100th post-and hence the TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 42!

Today is not a Sunday but  it is  2100th post. It is Thursday 20th August.  Any how I am the monarch of all I survey as for as the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS is concerned! I am the writer, Editor, a viewer –thank God I am not the only viewer- more than 2 lakhs and 60000 viewers are there! PLEASE LOOK FOR THIS SUNDAY STORY also  on 23rd August.
Numerically a LOVELY DAY TWENTY TWENTY TWENTY!  20- 2020!
Tale 41 appeared on 7th July 2020 – a land mark number!

2032 days are over since the Blog was launched on 25th February 2015  and today is 2033rd day and the post is 2100th without any break. God has been kind enough to bless with physical, mental and intellectual strength to continue this passion sans any break. This Tale has become a Thursday STORY instead of  SUNDAY STORY!

The blog’s esteemed viewers appear to be reasonably satisfied with the contents and presentation as is seen from the following increasing number of views gradually but steadily:

20/08/2020  2033rd Day 2100th post
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Well, during the period covered by the last fifty posts, flood of water has flown under Ganges!
The whole world continues to be flooded with CORONA VIRUS and it is several days we see the people walking or biking on the roads! It is estimated by the scientists that the total weight of the CORONA VIRUS in the ENTIRE WORLD is JUST ONE GRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the personal literary front very happy developments have taken place which I would like to share with you all.
Thanks to CORONA all the Meets, Discussions and so on are all gone online wirh the help of all powerful ZOOM!
Twice or thrice in a week all meet and discuss  through Zoom!
Normally Guntur International Poetry Festival for a couple of days take place in GUNTUR Andhra Pradesh conducted by Dr. Prof. Gopichand and his wife Dr. Prof. Nagasuseela.
This year it was GIPF13 online.

Here are the certificates for us who attended on line:

 

 

Our poems in English were translated by Chinese Magazine Rendition of International Poetry which I give below:

Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai,9840477552

OUR ENGLISH POEMS IN CHINESE LANGUAGE!

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It is indeed a matter of abundant pleasure and delight to see our English poems attracted the attention of Chinese literary lovers who decided to translate our English poems and publish the same in their magazine “RENDITION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY” and convey the same to us!!!

I take the opportunity to thank my great C A friend from Erode who is now in Hosur who gets my English poems  translated to Chinese- transliterations from his colleague who is frequenting Shengai!

English Version

N V Subbaraman

Prosperous Tomorrow

Amidst
Today’s
And till this day’s
Pain and pangs
Sufferings and sorrows
Falls and failures
Poverty and penury
I do see a
Silver lining
Bright tomorrow
Absolutely bright
Based purely on
Efforts and efficacy
Of hopes and prayer!
Tomorrow
A bright and prosperous tomorrow
Seen through my inward eyes
And its melodies
Heard through my inward ears!

Chinese Simplified Version

[印度]NV苏巴拉曼

繁荣的明天

今天的
和直到今天的
疼痛与痛苦
磨难与悲伤
挫折与失败
清贫和穷困中
我确实看到了
一线希望
美好的明天
绝对的光明
完全地基于
努力和奋斗
期盼吧!祈祷吧!
明天
一个光明繁荣的明天
透过我内心的眼睛
它的旋律
从我的内耳传来!

Transliteration Version (Pinyin)

[yìn dù] N·V·sū bā lā màn

fán róng de míng tiān

zài

jīn tiān de

hé zhú dào jīn tiān de

téng tòng yǔ tòng kǔ

mó nàn yǔ bēi shāng

cuò zhé yǔ shī bài

qīng pín hé qióng kùn zhōng

wǒ què shí kàn dào le

yī xiàn xī wàng

měi hǎo de míng tiān

jué duì de guāng míng

wán quán dì jī yú

nǔ lì hé fèn dòu

qī pàn ba! qí dǎo ba!

míng tiān

yī gè guāng míng fán róng de míng tiān

tòu guò wǒ nèi xīn de yǎn jīng

tā de xuán lǜ

cóng wǒ de nèi’ěr chuán lái!

English Version>

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S. Nivetha with a Thailand Poet and N V Subbaraman at Vijayavada in 2018

(India] S. Nivetha

 

A Real Friend

A real friend is one who walks in
When the rest of the world walks out;
Yeah…the one who will stay
Even after parent’s death not allowing go astray;
Every girl has a great friend and
Every girl’s friendship comes to an end;
Every boy has a nice friend and
Every boy’s friendship does extend;
Friend makes us happier and stronger;
Friendship is divine and superior!
True friend shapes our positive thinking
Takes us sure to the goal winning!
Friends are our strength in file
Always helps to lead a peaceful life!

About the author:

Ms. S. Nivetha , National Book of Records for Children Holder for being the youngest poet to be invited as a poet delegate to a Poets Meet in 2016, is a student of final year BCA in a leading women’s College in Chennai. She is a good cartoonist and in writing prose and verse. She has been widely anthologized.

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About the translator:

A master of English Linguistics & Literature, Qi Fengyan was born in Kangping, Liaoning province. She is a member of Chinese Poetry Society and a director of Bai Juyi Poetry Research Society. Some of her poems, essays and literature review articles have been published on journals and newspapers such as Grain in Ear, Yangtze River, Sea Swallow, Liaohe River, Selected Essays (original edition), Chinese Literature, Yangcheng Evening News, Short Stories, People’s Daily (overseas edition), Heilongjiang Daily, Entrepreneur Daily, Jiangnan Times and West China Metropolis Daily. She is Guest Editor of Rendition of International Poetry. She is the chief translator of the International Bilingual Publication Project of Chinese Poetry and the Chinese Children’s Poetry Project. She is also the chief translator of the Chinese Poem. She has won the Second Prize of the 2018 China Prose Annual Conference and the 2019 Western Prose Association Critic A

Chinese Simplified Version

印度 S 妮维雅

一个真正的朋友

真正的朋友会来到你身边

当世界上其他的人都走开的时候

是的,他是那个会留下来的人

即使在父母去世后也不允许误入歧途

每个女孩都有一个好朋友

每个女孩的友谊都会结束

每个男孩都有一个好朋友

每个男孩的友谊都持久

朋友让我们更快乐、更坚强

噢,神圣而崇高的友谊!

真正的朋友塑造我们积极的思维

引领我们信心十足地走向目的地!

朋友是我们的力量

时刻帮助我们过上平静的生活!

(齐凤艳 译)

作者简介:

妮维雅女士被收入国家儿童记录,她是被邀参加二零一六年诗人大会的最年轻的诗人代表。她是钦

奈一所顶尖女子学院商业与贸易管理专业的大四学生。她是一位优秀的漫画家,她还擅长散文和诗歌写作。

她的作品被广泛收集在各种选本。

译者简介:

齐凤艳,辽宁康平人。英语语言文学硕士。中国诗歌学会会员,白居易诗歌研究会理事。有诗歌、散文

、文艺评论发表在《芒种》《扬子江》诗刊《海燕》《辽河》《散文选刊》(原创版)《中华文学》《羊城

晚报》《精短小说》《人民日报》海外版《黑龙江日报》《企业家日报》《江南时报》《华西都市报》等

。《国际诗歌翻译》客座总编。 “中国诗系国际双语出版工程”和“中华千童诗工程”首席翻译,《中国汉诗》

首席翻译。获得二零一八年中国散文年会二等奖,二零一九年西部散文学会评论奖。出版合译作品两部。

Transliteration Version (Pinyin)

[yìn dù] S·nī wéi yǎ

yī gè zhēn zhèng de péng yǒu

zhēn zhèng de péng yǒu huì lái dào nǐ shēn biān

dāng shì jiè shàng qí tā de rén dōu zǒu kāi de shí hòu

shì de, tā shì nàgè huì liú xià lái de rén

jí shǐ zài fù mǔ qù shì hòu yě bù yǔn xǔ wù rù qí tú

Měi gè nǚ hái dōu yǒu yī gè hǎo péng yǒu

Měi gè nǚ hái de yǒu yì dū huì jié shù

Měi gè nán hái dōu yǒu yī gè hǎo péng yǒu

Měi gè nán hái de yǒu yì dōu chí jiǔ

Péng yǒu ràng wǒ men gèng kuài lè, gèng jiān qiáng

Ō, shén shèng ér chóng gāo de yǒu yì!

Zhēn zhèng de péng yǒu sù zào wǒ men jī jí de sī wéi

Yǐn lǐng wǒ men xìn xīn shí zú de zǒu xiàng mù dì de!

Péng yǒu shì wǒ men de lì liàng

Shí kè bang zhù wǒ men guò shàng píng jìng de sheng huó!

(Qífèngyàn yì)

Zuò zhě jiǎn jiè:

 

S·nī wéi yǎ nǚ shì bèi shōu rù “guó jiā er tóng jì lù”, tā shì bèi yāo cān jiā 2016 nián shī rén dà huì de zuì nián qīng de shī rén dài biǎo. Tā shì qīn nài yī suǒ ding jiān nǚ zǐ xué yuàn shāng yè yǔ mào yì guǎn lǐ zhuān yè de dà sì xué shēng. Tā shì yī wèi yōu xiù de màn huà jiā, tā hái shàn cháng sǎn wén hè shī gē xiě zuò. Tā de zuò pǐn bèi guǎng fàn shōu jí zài gè zhǒng xuǎn běn.

Yì zhě jiǎn jiè:

Qí fèng yàn, liáo níng kāng píng rén. Yīng yǔ yǔ yán wén xué shuò shì. Zhōng guó shī gē xué huì huì yuán, bái jū yì shī gē yán jiū huì lǐ shì. Yǒu shī gē, sǎn wén , wén yì píng lùn fā biǎo zài “máng zhòng”“yang zǐ jiāng” shī kān “hǎi yàn”“liáo h锓sǎn wén xuǎn kān”(yuan chuàng bǎn)“zhōng huá wén xu锓yang chéng wǎn bào”“jīng duǎn xiǎo shuō”“rén mín rì bào” hǎi wài bǎn “hēi long jiāng rì bào”“qǐ yè jiā rì bào”“jiāng nán shí bào”“huá xī dūs hì bào” děng .“Guó jì shī gē fān yì” kè zuò zǒng biān. “Zhōng guó shī xì guó jì shuāng yǔ chū bǎn gong chéng” hé “zhōng huá qiān tóng shī gong chéng” shǒu xí fān yì,“zhōng guó hàn shī” shǒu xí fān yì. Huò dé 2018 nián zhōng guó sǎn wén nián huì èr děng jiǎng,2019 nián xī bù sǎn wén xué huì píng lùn jiǎng. Chū bǎn hé yì zuò pǐn liǎng bù.

On my part, at the instance of one  great personality devoted to world literature, GERMIN, I am translating several of various languages in the world to Tamil via English. An example is here:

Initiation

Borderless,
dreamy image
of a cypress in meditation,
feathery touch
of fingers and breaths
experienced,
heavenly sounds
and in your eyes,
in your teardrop,
I want to discover
the inconceivable
and cryptic
initiation of time.

Manolis Aligizakis (Crete)

Translated by the author –

“Lovers-2”, painting by Leonid Afremov, https//afremov.com

IN TAMIL

Translated by

Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai, India 9840477552

குழுவிற்கு அறிமுகம்

எல்லைகாணாத
சைப்ரஸ் தியானத்தில்
கனவு உருவம்
விரல்களையும் மூச்சையும்
இறகு தீண்டுதலை
அனுபவித்தேன்!

சொர்க்கத்தின் இனிய ஒலிகள்
உனது கண்களில்
உன் கண்ணீர் துளியில்
நினைக்க முடியாத,
மறைவான
குழுவிற்கு காலத்தின்  அறிமுகத்தை
காண, கண்டுபிடிக்க
விரும்புகிறேன்!

இயற்றியது
Manolis Aligizakis (Crete)

Translated by the

With this we end this Tale and we shall meet tomorrow with yet another post! Till then GOOD BYE!

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“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” AS A LITERARY BLOG!

RAMAMURTHI ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS! Part V – Envius Thoughts

I am a little- why? – more than a little proud of my Blog which has an overall view score of more than 2,50,000 from ,more than 200 countries! I wanted to know about the top Blogs in the world and here is the top ten as Sunday Story this week. I am sure our esteemed viewers will find quite interesting!

10 Literary Blogs –Something every one Should Read

By Daniel Lefferts

Jan. 5, 2014

The new literary generation is here, and it’s bored — bored with the New Yorker, bored with the New York Times, bored with the New York Review of Books.

We need new literary sustenance. We want writing by people who understand the tremendous attentional effort it requires to read more than three sentences of anything. We want a literary La La Land that gives us gifs and James Joyce in the same breath. Screw it — we want gifs of James Joyce.

While I look for those, take a look at these: The best — funniest, crassest, headiest, least boring, most addictive — literary blogs for 20-something readers and writers.

  1. ‘Los Angeles Review of Books’

The Los Angeles Review of Books launched in the spring of 2012 as an answer (if only in name) to the well-established New York Review of Books and other stuffy, East Coast-based literary heavyweights like it. LARB immediately proved itself to be a fresher, younger, and more fun alternative. Aside from its sleek visuals (the homepage is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful on the web), the online-only publication boasts a wide range of reviews, essays, and interviews covering literature, film, art, and pop culture.

Though the writing can at times stray in the direction of the bloodlessly academic, the material is, for the most part, just the sort that the literary internet needs — original, lengthy, and demanding criticism that deserves our attention (however little of it there is).

  1. ‘The Awl’

The Awl isn’t exclusively a literary blog, but the snarling wit and critical acumen displayed in its reviews and essays — on everything from Communist architecture to the brain-breaking fiction of Jorge Luis Borges — will appeal to the young, hip, and wordy.

  1. ‘Html Giant’

That insufferable person in your college English class who claimed to have read Infinite Jest in two weeks and articulated everything in terms of “temporality” and “spatiality” is probably a frequent visitor of HTML Giant. The unabashedly theory-headed website deserves a visit from you, too. After all, wasn’t there something strangely alluring about that kid in your class? And don’t temporality and spatiality, after all, mean things — arguably important things? Everyone who cares about literature needs a cerebral fix now and then. HTML Giant is the place to reliably get it.

  1. Electric Literature’s ‘The Outlet’

The Outlet, the blog of Electric Literature, combines straightforward reporting on book world happenings with links to exciting literary content elsewhere on the web. Think A Publisher’s Weekly for the Bushwick set.

  1. ‘Hazlitt’

There probably isn’t a single piece of writing on Hazlitt, a literary blog run by Random House of Canada that I wouldn’t read or recommend. Their editorial trademark is the pithy, inviting, cleanly-written blog post about a thing — a show, a book, a person — that you hadn’t heard of before but now suddenly care about. It’s also got some of the most intelligent writing you’ll read about the Rob Ford scandal.

  1. ‘The New Inquiry’

The New Inquiry is among the weirder literary websites out there. It’s a room filled with a lot of random mismatched furniture, some of it tasteful, some if it cheap, not all of it comfortable, most of it interesting to look at. But there seems to be a method to this madness. Only in this cluttered space could you find a postmodern reading of Big Data, a “flash interview” with Harryette Mullen, and an odd item about the concept of “good” and “bad” years by Teju Cole, all on the same homepage. TNI: a case study in what happens when literary minds meet the unlimited real estate of the internet.

  1. ‘The Paris Review Daily’

The migration of literary culture from the printed page to the internet has been famously awkward, half-hearted, disaster-prone, and delayed. But The Paris Review has entered the digital age with all the grace and good humor you’d expect from the publication that’s practically ruled international literary discourse since it was first founded in 1953. Its Daily is the finest example of this — a stream of nerdy, nutty, tastefully profane blog posts consisting of everything from interviews with heavyweights such as Norwegian sensation Karl Ove Knausgaard to bite-size literary trivia.

  1. ‘Guernica’

Guernica is a magazine about literature, art, and culture with a stated political bent. It’s one of the headier and more serious literary magazines for millennial-generation readers, but the content is always urgent and contemporary. Its attention to international conflict and other global matters makes it especially noteworthy.

  1. ‘3:AM Magazine’

3:AM has everything — fiction, flash fiction, poetry, interviews, criticism — but its sensibility is consistent throughout: blunt, funny, angrily academic. Their tagline says it best: “Whatever it is, we’re against it.”

  1. ‘Five Chapters’

“Literary blog” is a debatable term, connoting for some a place where you can read writing about writing and for others a place where you can read the writing itself. If you fall into the latter category and just want a place to get good fiction, particularly by younger authors, you can’t go wrong with Five Chapters. Every week, Monday through Friday, the site posts a new short story in five serial installments. The work is consistently excellent, and the experience of reading day to day — hello, cliffhangers! — makes for good Dickens-era fun.

 

I do believe it is quite illuminating! We shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then GOOD BYE!

.10 Literary Blogs Every 20-Something Should Read

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS”- 2001 Day old!

 

Yes, ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is 2001 day old today thanks to the overwhelming support given by our esteemed viewers- overall view score as on date is 2,54,000 from more than 200 countries of the world! Having crossed very many ups and downs, the BLOG IS TWO THOUSAND AND ONE DAY old today! It ghas fetched a place for the Blogger a place of honor in the Asia Pacific Book of Records  and  Hon. Doctorate from the World Records University  U.K!

To continue purely  a Literary Blog like ENVIUS THOUGHTS without break even for a single day  for 2001 days with 2062 posts for a small person like me would have been IMPOSSIBLE but for the IMMENSE GRACE of God and blessings and wishes of my esteemed well wishers.

With what have been written over this period, 200 books of more than 100 pages each could have been published! But even if 500 books published, marketing would have been pretty difficult. When they are all in THE BLOG  any one interested can read at any point of time from the archives!

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

1 Gift of Life – First volume of English poems

2 “Breeze” – Second volume of English poetry

3 “Thiruvalluvar Aththicudi” – Translated work from Tamil to English

4 “Voice of Valluvar” –Translated work from Tamil to English- Research papers on Thirukkural.

5 “CRR at the Peak – Translated work from Tamil to English – a biographical work.

6 “Silver Fishes in the Blue Waters” – Third volume of English poetry- a collection of Haiku poems.

7.“Chithra Guptha” – History of Lord Chithra Guptha –Translated from Tamil to English**

8 “Cuckoos Song” – Bharathiyar’s “KUYIL PATTU” in Tamil translated to English**

9 “Voice of Ramana” Bagwan Ramana Maharishi’s “AKSHARA MANA MAALAI” in Tamil translated into English in Haiku format.**

10 “REIKI in Human Welfare”- A book on REIKI translated from Tamil to English.**

11 Translation of Tagore’s Gitanjali into Tamil with explanation.

12 Translated the English poems under the caption “COSMIC ACCIDENT” of Dr. A Padmanabhan, former Governor of Mizoram into Tamil.

13 Translated the poems of Japanese poet Daisaku Ikeda from English to Tamil and published.

14 Tamil epic poem translated into English captioned “UNIVERSE- A CHARIOT ON THE MOVE”**

  1. ”நிலவே நீ சொல்” -கவிதைகள்
  2. ”மழலையர் ஆத்திசூடி”
  3. ”கண்ணே மணியே கவிதை கேளு”
  4. முத்தமிழ் மலர்கள்

19 அறிவே வலிமை

20 காலம் போற்று

21 பாடிவந்த நிலா

22 வள்ளுவன் வாய்ச்சொல்

23 வாழ்விக்க வந்த மகான்

24 நேரு எனும் மாமேதை

25 கவலையே வேண்டாம்

26 கர்ம வீரர் காமராசர்

27 அண்ணல் காந்தி

28 வள்ளுவம் வாழ்ந்த வள்ளலார்

29 கத்தும் குயிலோசை

30 வெற்றி பிறக்குது மனத்தினிலே

31 விற்பனைக் கலையின் ஏழு நுணுக்கங்கள்

32 கால தேவதை

TOTAL BOOKS AUTHORED 37.

AWARDS ANNEXED:

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaion of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writers Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achievers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.
  11.  Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation         from Mangalore
  1. Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.
  2. Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA
  3. “THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai
  4. “Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangkaL, Chennai
  5. WordPress University’s LEIBSTER AWARD
  6. WordPress University’s Versatile Blogger Award.
  7. World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.
  8. ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai
  9. Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP
  10. Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore
  11. National Insurance Academy Pune 1998
  12. INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.
  13. KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai
  14. Certificate from Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP
  15. World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai
  16. Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai
  17. Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai
  18. Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,
  19. Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.
  20. Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai
  21. Kavi Nilavu, Chennai
  22. Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.
  23. THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai
  24. 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur
  25. Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai
  26. Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.
  27. World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.
  28. Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai
  29. Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,
  30. Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai
  31. “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.
  32. BHARATHI AWARD- 21/4/2019 Amudha Surabi Trust, Chennai-NJANI
  33. KABILAR VIRUDHU 11/05/2019 Thirukkovilur.
  34. ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்
  35. Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI
  36. KAVITHTHILAKAM 23/6/2019 Then Chennai Thamiz Sangam
  37. Chandhrayaan II Invited Poet- 13/07/2019 Nellore
  38. Mozikkavalar Award 27/7/2019 Thanjavur
  39. Po. Si Award 27/7 2019 Thanjavur
  40. KURALARASU 17/8/19. World Tamil Research Dept. Chennai
  41. KAVIMAAMANI-World Tamil Writers’Association, Chennai
  42. . “SENTHAMIZ CHUDAR” by Ilakkiyachcholai In September 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           INDIA LITERARY GROUP                                                                                                                                            There was one Young Poet of those days a couple of decades ago in Chennai a regular contributor of poem to my YOUNG POET and now she has become a Ph.D holder and a great personality who has launched India Literature Group from Bangalore where she is settled. Following is her preamble for her new literary venture. There has been a great flow of support from East and West, North and South of our great Motherland India that is Bharath  having a lot of love for literature!

 

Hello to all! 🙏🏽🌷
This group has been started with the only intention of spreading love for literature. Writers from all over India are welcome, here. The writer can share their thoughts/writings in any Indian language( with English translation ) or English. All are welcome.

The only IDEOLOGY here is LITERATURE. Only LITERATURE can be discussed here and nothing else.🍀✌
Non-controversial general messages of value may also be shared, here. 🙏🏽

Here is her self introduction:

Namaste! 🙏🏽Now, let me introduce myself. I am Dr.S.Padmapriya. I hold a Ph.D. degree but not in Literature! Literature is my passion.
I started writing poems in English at the tender age of seven. I have three poetry collections, one short story collection and one novel (literary fiction) to my credit.

My website is dr-s-padmapriya.com

It is indeed a matter of great delight and satisfaction to Dr. Padmapriya, competent chairman  of the group that within  forty eight hour of the formation, more than hundred members all (unlike me a small time poet, writer having just 40 books published) are great poets, writers, professional academicians – Professors and literary researchers!

Views may come and views may go, but as a Blogger I go on as long as my health and mind cooperate!

Thanks

We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning.Till then Bye!

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ITHAKA Poem 8 – The BLACK HERALDS

POEM 8

THE BLACK HERALDS

A protest for the killing of George Floyd
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!
Blows like the hate of God; as if before them, the undertow of
Everything suffered is embedded in the soul . . .I don’t know!
They are few; but they exist . . . They open dark furrows in the fiercest
face and on the strongest back. Perhaps they are the foals of barbaric
Attilas; or the black heralds sent to us by Death.

They are the deep falls of the Christs of the soul, of some adorable faith,
Blasphemed by Destiny. Those bloody blows are the crackling of
Some bread that burns at the oven door.
And the man . . . the poor, the poor man! He turns his eyes, as when a
Slap on the shoulder summons us; he turns his crazed eyes, and
All that he has lived wells up, like a pool of guilt in his gaze.
There are blows in life, so hard . . . I don’t know!

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan

In Tamil

தமிழில்

முனைவர் என். வி சுப்பராமன்

சென்னை 9840477552

Envius Thoughts – Page 5 – by NV Subbaraman -“NVSR's ENVIUS ...

கருப்புத் தூதர்!

ஜார்ஜ் ஃப்ளாய்டைக் கொன்றதற்கு ஓர் எதிர்ப்பு
வாழ்வில் எத்தனையோ கடுமையான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை.
அவர்முன் இருக்கும்
இறைவனின் வெறுப்பைப் போன்ற
அனுபவிக்கும் இன்னல்கள் எல்லாம் ஆன்மாவின் அடியில் புதைந்திருப்பதை இழுத்துச் செல்லும்…..
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை
அவைகள் சிலவே- இருப்பினும் இருக்கின்றன!
பயங்கரமான முகத்திலும்
வலிமையான முதுகிலும்
தடங்களைப் பதிக்கின்றன.

காட்டுமிராண்டித்தனமான அட்டிலஸ்ஸின்
வாரிசுகள். அல்லது இறப்பு நமக்கு அனுப்பிய கருப்புத் தூதர்கள்!!
அவைகள் ஆன்மாவில் இருக்கும் கிறிஸ்துவின் ஆழமான தடங்கள்
போற்றத்தக்க நம்பிக்கையின் தடங்கள்
விதிவசத்தால் தெய்வ நிந்தனையானது.

அந்த மோசமான அடிகள்
சூட்டடுப்பில் எரியும் சில ரொட்டித்துண்டுகள் வெடிப்பது போன்றது.
மனிதன் பாவம், பாவப்பட்டவன்.
தோளில் அடி விழும்பொழுது
கண்களைத்திருப்பிக் கொள்கிறான்
வெறி மிகுந்த கண்களை கொள்கிறான்!
இதுவரை வாழ்ந்தது ஊற்றெடுக்கின்றன
பார்வையில் குற்றக் குளம்
வாழ்வில் கடினமான அடிகள்
எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை!

 

1892-1938 காலத்திய பெரு நாட்டுக் கவிஞன் செஸார் வலேஜோ இயற்றியது.

CESAR VALLEJO, Peru (1892–1938)

மொழிமாற்றம் ஜெர்மன்ப்ரூடி-ஸ்டேன்லி பார்கன்.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POETIC JOURNEY WITH ITHACA-SPAIN.

Amazon.com: Ithaca [Non-usa Format: Pal -Import- Spain ]: Movies & TV

 

It was God’s will that I got a communication running like this:

Already 636 weeks I select a nice poem from all over the world with a corresponding illustration, originally for a Dutch magazine, but meanwhile published in several international magazines, at websites and blogs in Arab, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Hebrew, Malay, Polish, Romanian and by Point Editions till now in English, Spanish and Dutch, but we are preparing weekly publication of the poems in all the languages. At http://www.point-editions.com you can find an ample selection of already published Poems of the Week.
Being myself a poet whose poetry collections have been published so far in 30 countries and since 1984 founder-publisher of POINT Editions, publishing international poetry, several translators of my poetry offered to translate the Poem of the Week in their languages and also mail the poems to their friends/contacts. The poem of the Week is translated and published every week in 24 languages and mailed to more than 16.000 readers all over the world. At a Chinese literary website we have weekly 60 to 70.000 readers. A large selection of Poems of the Week will be published as book. So far in NINE languages including Hindi.

The idea of the Poem of the Week is to offer our readers every week a good, short poem: a piece of beauty. Totally free of charge and without commercial publicity!

Our goal: to do something, however little, for more humanity, for a better understanding between people of whatever race, culture or religion.

Anyone who wishes to receive the poem in one of the mentioned languages can inform me to receive it weekly in one of the languages mentioned here below.

Several of our readers informed us the emails of their literary contacts to mail them the Poem of the Week. You can do as well.
Are you a publisher? You can publish the Poem of the Week and we will mention it to our readers

Are you a translator? You are welcome to join the Poem of the Week family to publish the poem in a not yet published language.
A poetic salute

Germain Droogenbroodt
Poet, translator and promoter of modern international poetry
P.S: enclosed a few recent poems. Ithaca is the name of our cultural Centre in Spain. The number stands for the number of weeks the Poems has been published.

The Poem of the Week

Excellent poetry from all over the world published in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German,Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian,  Japanese, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese,Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Spanish and Turkish…

http://www.point-editions.com

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Already 636 weeks I select a nice poem from all over the world with a corresponding illustration, originally for a Dutch magazine, but meanwhile published in several  international magazines, at websites and blogs in Arab, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Hebrew, Malay, Polish, Romanian and by Point Editions till now in English, Spanish and Dutch, but we are preparing weekly publication of the poems in all the languages. At http://www.point-editions.com you can find an ample selection of already published Poems of the Week.
Being myself a poet whose poetry collections have been published so far in 30 countries and since 1984 founder-publisher of POINT Editions, publishing international poetry, several translators of my poetry offered to translate the Poem of the Week in their languages and also mail the poems to their friends/contacts. The poem of the Week is translated and published every week in 24 languages and mailed to more than 16.000 readers all over the world. At a Chinese literary website we have weekly 60 to 70.000 readers. A large selection of Poems of the Week will be published as book. So far in  NINE languages. Including Hindi.

The idea of the Poem of the Week is to offer our readers every week a good, short poem: a piece of beauty. Totally free of charge and without commercial publicity.

Our goal: to do something, however little, for more humanity, for a better understanding between people of whatever race, culture or religion.
Anyone who wishes to receive the poem in one of the mentioned languages can inform me to receive it weekly in one of the languages mentioned here below.
Several of our readers informed us the emails of their literary contacts to mail them the Poem of the Week. You can do as well.
Are you a publisher? You can publish the Poem of the Week and we will mention it to our readers
Are you a translator? You are welcome to join the Poem of the Week family to publish the poem in a not yet published language.
A poetic salute

Germain Droogenbroodt
Poet, translator and promoter of modern international poetry

P.S.: enclosed a few recent poems. Ithaca is the name of our cultural centre in Spain. The number stands for the number of weeks the Poems has been published.

The Poem of the Week
Excellent poetry from all over the world
published in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German,
Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian,  Japanese, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese,Romanian, Russian, Sicilian, Spanish and Turkish…
http://www.point-editions.com

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Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Jun 21, 2020, 8:09 AM (6 days ago)

I am very happy to extend the international Ithaca family with Tamil, but I am overloaded with work. I am 75 years all, good physical condition, but I have no assistants and involved in many poetry projects, so I must go step by step by step. As you can see enclosed, I had to redesign your translation. If you could send me the poems in the very same way, it would save me much time. Most translators do it, a few not, and if it is a language I do not understand, it cost me much time to avoid mistakes.

POINT Editions just started to add to English, Spanish and Dutch also a banner with ALL the other languages. I will add Tamil as well. But that is also a very time consuming job + the planned publication of formerly published Poems of the Week, as book, in 9 languages by my translators which ask me continuously advice and the selection every week of a new poem, illustration, translating and mailing both to the thousands of readers worldwide and to the + 20 translators.

Let me reply to your mail point by point:

1. As I read only 8 languages, I do not always select the poem from the original language, but from a translation. So I do not have the original language of all the poems. The Farsi, Malay and Hindi translators plan a book English+their language. I guess that would be the best for Tamil as well. My book The Road was published in India also bilingual: English-Hindi and English-Malayalam.

2. May be you can use the selection the Iranian translator made? I will ask her the final version and mail you as soon as I receive it.

 

3. Unfortunately, POINT has only distribution in Belgium (Dutch) and Belgian people do not speak Tamil, moreover a book with Poems of the Week (270 pages) is going to be published in Dutch in September. Do you not have contacts with an Indian publisher who would be interested in the publishing and distribution of the English-Tamil book?

I could ask my dear friend Satish Gupta to make a few illustrations, as he did for 5 of my books. See enclosed The Road.

4.As mentioned, it would save time if you could send me the translations in EXCATLY the same format as the English I send.

The most urgent is now to have the Tamil translations of Ithaca 635 and 636 in the correct style so that Tamil can be added to the list of INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATIONS at the website of POINT.

That is again a different style:

 

कालेमेंकाला

और काले, कालेरंग में

बिजली सेपार ककया।

और समुद्र खुल जाता है

और सफे दी को छोड़ देता है

चट्टान तक

ककस सपनेसे

खुद को फें कना चाहतेहैं।

क्लारा जाननस, स्पेन (1940)

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Jyotirmaya Thakur

And again much work for me to do it with + 20 languages. But that is the most urgent as Thursday I must send the lay out to the internet person who will mail Ithaca 667 to readers in 6 languages worldwide (and I in another 6) + put the banner with foreign languages at POINT’s website.

I also must correct – prepare urgently the Dutch book.

So if you have time, you could mail me the poems you translated already in the same lay out as the English I sent you, with illustration, and promote those poems in Tamil as much as you can in India + try to find a publisher.

After that we can work on the Tamil book and every week publish the new poem.

Our readers also very much appreciate the illustrations with the poems. So it is also important for Tamil readers to have illustration and poem.

Several of our translators made a special website for the ITHACA poems, like the Chinese and the Polish: http://www.poetrybridges.com.pl

That is the very best way. The Chinese put the poems also at literary websites in China. Some poems get 60.000 to 70.000 readers.

Why not do that and set up an Ithaca English-Tamil site? Or even add Hindi to it. That would certainly be the best to promote the poem and to build up step by step a large weekly audience.

The readers would be happy to read every week a nice poem with illustration

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Poem 1

Point Editions – International Poetry
Don’t follow the stars of the night
but upstream the darkness,
which is earthly and palpable.
Don’t spare the alms—
share bread and wine
with the nomads of the night.
Throw roses at the break of day.

இரவு விண்மீன்களைத் தொடராதீர்கள்
இருட்டைப் புறம்காணுங்கள்
பார்க்கக் கூடியதும், உணரக்கூடியதும்!
பிச்சையைத் தவிர்த்திடு
ரொட்டியையும், வொயினையும் பகிர்ந்திடு
அந்த இரவு நாடோடிகளுடன்!
காலையில் ரோஜா மலர்களைத் தூவிடுங்கள்!

Poem2:

Point Editions – International Poetry

WAIT FOR ME

Wait for me, Time, you’re galloping too fast.
Wait for me in the pages of this endless pain of biography,
in that shop of rare books, in the waters of the wild heart.
Wait for my arrival in my magisterial disguise.
Place those blindfolds back over your eyes,
re-open them in that void grander than life,
go re-read Rumi, that wise, far-seeing ant,
let him revolve your thoughts on a wheel of fortune,
let his beliefs get lost among your own.

Wait for me, so you can comprehend in my utter silence.
Since the days of childhood, there is in me
an eternal desire to have never had two hearts.
எனக்காகக் காத்திரு!
எனக்காக்க் காத்திரு, நேரமே, நீ வெகு விரைவில் பாய்ந்து செல்கிறாய்
எனக்காகக் காத்திரு, முடிவில்லாத இந்த வரலாற்று வலியின் பக்கங்களில்
அரிதான புத்தகங்களின் கடையில், வகட்டுப்படுத்த முடியாத இதயத்தின் தண்ணீரில்
எனது நடுவர் வேடத்தில் எனது வருகைக்காகக் காத்திரு
உனது கண்களின் மேல் கண்மூடும் திரைகளைப் போர்த்திவை
வாழ்க்கையைவிட அருமையான அந்த வெற்றிடத்தில் மீண்டும் அத்திரைகளைத் திறந்துவை
செல், மீண்டும் அந்த கெட்டிகார, தொலைநோக்குள்ள ரூமி எரும்பின் வாழ்வைப்படி
அதிருஷ்டச் சக்கரத்தின்மேலான உனது எண்ணங்களைச் சுற்றி வரட்டும் அது
உனது நம்பிக்கைகளிடையே அதன் நம்பிக்கைகள் மறையட்டும்

எனக்காகக் காத்திரு, எனது அமைதியின்,நிசப்தத்தின் பொருளைப் புரிந்துகொள்ள இயலும்
எனது குழந்தைப்பருவத்திலிருந்து, என்னிடம் உள்ளது
இரண்டு இதயங்கள் இருக்கக் கூடாது என்ற காலம் காலமான ஆவல்
Poem3

Inger on the Beach - Wikipedia

SEARCHING

With the white cane of the blind,
I tapped the earth, seeking a human.
Sand was always swishing away below.

But today,
today
I struck solid rock,
and the depth
sent an echo
up to me:
your voice.

தேடுதல்!

குருடனின் வெள்ளைக் கைத்தடியை வைத்து
பூமியைமெல்லத் தட்டினேன், மனிதனைத் தேடி
கீழிருக்கும் மணல் செய்யும் ஓசையோடு

ஆனால் இன்று
வலிமையான பாறையைத் தட்டினேன்
அதன் ஆழம்
ஓர் எதிரொலியை அனுப்பியது
என்வரை;

Poem4

Long live life - Ποιειν Και Πραττειν - create and do

UNTIMELY LEAVING
When a sun
which knows no more dawn

dies away
in its own light,
and the night
blots out its stars,
snaps the stem,
tears the leaf.

உனது குரல்!

நேரமற்ற நேரத்தில் செல்கிறது!
கதிரவன்
காலைப்பருவம் அறியாது
இறந்து விடுகிறது
அதனுடைய வெளிச்சத்திலேயே
இரவு
விண்மீன்களைக் கறைப்படுத்துகிறது!
தண்டை அறுத்துவிடுகிறது
இலைகளைக் கிழித்து விடுகிறது!

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Poerm5

BORROWED DAWN

With its hand of shadow and darkness
unraveled the evening,
the defenseless light
unraveled the future,
the magic,
the borrowed dawn,
pulled out of the wick,
shed the oil,
extinguished time.

கடனாய்ப் பெற்ற இளங்காலை!

நிழலும் இருளும் கையில் கொண்டு
மாலையின் சிக்கலை வெளிப்படுத்தி
பாதுகாத்துக் கொள்ளமுடியாத  வெளிச்சம்
எதிர்காலத்தின் சிக்கலை வெளிப்படுத்தியது!
மாயவித்தை
கடனாய்ப் பெற்ற இளங்காலை
திரியினின்று இழுக்கப்பட்டது
எண்ணை வழிந்தது
நேரத்தை அணைத்தது!

Tamil translation by Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai Tamilnadu.

Translation by Stanley Barkan in cooperation with

File:Posta Romana - 1959 - Laika 120 B.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

LAIKA

In a metal bullet,
The best, we own,
Flies day after day a dead dog
Around our earth
As a warning,
That ever so could circle
Year after year around the sun,
Loaded with a dead humanity,
The planet Earth,
The best we have.
GÜNTER KUNERT, Germany, 1929-2019

Translation Germain Droogenbroodt

ருசிய விண்வெளி நாய் (லைகா)
அருமையாக, நாம் சொந்தமாக வைத்துள்ள
உலோக துப்பாக்கிக் குண்டில்
ஓர் இறந்த நாய் ஒவ்வொரு நாளும் பறந்துகொண்டுள்ளது
நமது பூமியைச் சுற்றி
ஓர் எச்சரிக்கையாக
எப்பொழுதும் வட்டமிடலாம்
கதிரவனைச் சுற்றி ஆண்டாண்டும்
இறந்துபட்ட மனித இனத்தைத் தாங்கி!
பூமி கிரகம்
நம்மிடம் உள்ள மிக உயர்ந்தது!

poem 6

FROM THE HUMAN WINDOW

 From the human window,
eyes caught sight of a quiet sky
sinking in the dusk.

From the human window,
ears heard a sweet voice
awakened on the coast.

From the human window,
the nose sniffed an aromatic scent
escaping in the breeze.

From the human window,
I witnessed trust
flowing in a stream.

The sky has long lost its deep sleep,
The soil has long lost its hearty laugh,
The human has long lost his pledged promise!

மனித சன்னலிலிருந்து!

மனித சன்னலிலிருந்து

அமைதியான ஆகாயத்தின் காட்சியை கண்கள் கண்டன

மாலைக் கதிரவன் மூழ்கும் அழகை!

மனித சன்னலிலிருந்து

செவிகள் இனிமையான குரலைக் கேட்டன

கடற்கரையில் கண்விழித்தன!

மனித சன்னலிலிருந்து

நாசி அருமையான நறுமணத்தை நுகர்ந்தது

தென்றலினின்று விலகியது!

மனித சன்னலிலிருந்து

நான் நம்பிக்கையைக் கண்டேன்

நீரோடையில் தவழ்ந்துவர!

ஆகாயம் தனது ஆழ்ந்த உறக்கத்தை எப்பொழுதோ இழந்தது

மண் தனது மகிழ்ச்சிச் சிரிப்பை எப்பொழுதோ இழந்தது

மனிதன் தான் தந்த வாக்குறுதியை எப்பொழுதோ மறந்து விட்டான்!

I am sure our esteemed viewers whose overall view score os more than 2,51,000  from more 230 countries would have enjoyed the poetic journey with ITHACA SPAIN!

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Germain  Droogen Broodt Dutch Poet

As usual we will we meet tomorrow and till then good bye!

N. V. Subbaraman 'National Symposium of Poets-2019,2654 4950 ...

ENVIUS THOUGHTS Blogger  Dr. N V Subbaraman, Chennai,  India

JUNE 21st- WORLD FATHERS’ DAY!

Yes this week\s Sunday Story (2029th post) is on WORLD FATHERS DAY! ENVIUS THOUGHTS carried a Sunday story on Mothers Day on 16th May  last month which was received overwhelmingly by our esteemed viewers and a few also suggested a post on FATHERS DAY and the effect is today’s Sunday story on FATHERS DAY!

MOTHER IS GOD!
India –sacred land worships one’s mother as
FIRST GOD! They say MATHA, PITHA, GURU, DHEYVAM-First in the priority for respect and reverence, love and affection is MOTHER followed by FATHER, third GURU (Teacher) and FINALLY DHEIVAM that is GOD! Probably because of this we call our country as MOTHER INDIA!
Today Twenty First June being FATHERS DAY, it is apt to have this week’s Sunday Story on that head. 2029th post on the 1973rd day of the Blog!
Fathers  Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards fathers and father figures worldwide.Events and observations associated with this day is to show our respect and love for father by presenting some gifts- what he likes most if the individual is fortunate enough to have.

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

Father’s Day 2020: The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day in most parts of the world. Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers, honoring fatherhood, paternal bonds and the role fathers play in society.

 

Father’s day was first proposed in 1909 to complement Mother’s Day celebrations.
Father’s day was first proposed in 1909 to complement Mother’s Day celebrations.

The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day in most parts of the world. Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers, honoring fatherhood, paternal bonds and the role fathers play in society. This day was first proposed in 1909 to complement Mother’s Day celebrations.

Significance

On this day children acknowledge and appreciate their fathers and father figures, who play an important role in their lives, be it emotionally, mentally or even financially. On this day children understand the importance of the role of a father in one’s life. This day acknowledges the contribution of fathers to their own families and society at large. Children buy or make presents for their father or father-like figure, write and draw cards, spend the day engaging in activities that can be enjoyed with one’s father, be it hiking, fishing or just sitting around watching some television. In India especially, most kids have a closer bond with their mothers, so this day definitely helps forge a closer relation with one’s dad.

While India follows the US, and celebrates Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June every year, in other countries including Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19. And even though this is a Western tradition started in the United States of America, it has gained a lot of prominence in India in the past many years.

History

The day was founded in USA, where it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, at the Spokane, Washington YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. That year, Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. Sonora heard about how Anna Jarvis had founded Mother’s Day in honor of her mother and told the pastor of her Church that there should be something similar to celebrate fathers too. Sonora’s father was Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, a single parent from Arkansas who raised six children. Sonora was hoping that Father’s Day celebrations would be held on June 5, which was her father’s birthday, but the Church’s time constraints ended up pushing this day and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

My father – one of the most loved and respected teachers/Headmasters who died at the age of 87 in the year 1987 served lived in Karaikudi and spent his retired life in Thanjavur. Highly principled and what he preached, he practiced. He brought up his three sons including me in a way that stand up in good stead even today when I have just stepped into my EIGHTY! Whether it is taking walks in the very early mornings and evenings or visiting temples every day twice, reading, writing, loving all and helping all and hurting none and so on, I am regularly following the guidelines given by my beloved father till his death.

 

 

Father's Day

Fathers’ Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

In the hierarchy of Indian persons to be
Revered and respected “FATHER” stands next to the
MOTHER and before TEACHER and God! Great indeed is he
“Fathers’ day” observed all over the world on twenty first June right!

In the creation of God and the noble thoughts of the
Human beings-father and fatherhood have a special
Place of honor-the role he plays sacrificing his self
For his family-kith and kin-  great and noble self!

On this sacred day, let all pray, revere and respect
Godly fathers-responsible for what they expect
For their welfare- joy and peace, health and happiness ever
In their old age, take care-keeping them in old age home never!

I am happy that this day gave me a nice opportunity to think of my beloved father. I do hope that  post-Sunday story would have been of  interest to all our valuable viewers. We shal meet as usual on Monday and till then Bye!

THREE S’s ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS!

RAMAMURTHI ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS! Part V – Envius Thoughts

The Blog gets inspired  by the esteemed viewers from more than two hundred countries of the world as  can be seen by the overall view score.
The blog’s esteemed viewers appear to be reasonably satisfied with the contents and presentation as is seen from the increasing number of views gradually but steadily.

Very pleasant experiences are when our esteemed viewers express their appreciation in their own style! In this Sunday Story “THREE S’s on Envius Thoughts” on the Blog are given below and I am sure other viewers will enjoy and respond suitably. Who are these THREE S’s! One is my co colonyvasi yet to be personally met  Sri SRIRAM! Second S is Sri SARAVANAN of Thiruvarur. The third S is Sri SANKAR of Pondicherry!
1. FIRST S Sri SRIRAM:
Last line ending…. regarding lift . Even though it is true generally an article should end optimistically…..say his music lives even now🙏

Conservation of ocean environment is need of hour and fishes have to live safe.
your crisp thought fully conveying the intended message is full success.

Is it tumor or tomour
sir… article has both words

Ok sir, thanks. some discussion has to happen on your daily Post.

Decided to forward your daily vision to my friends groups. Soon it will reach 300,000 from 240000
Sir really your posts are crisp, awesome only.

Thank you sir, take this opportunity in informing u that myself inspired on your regular cycling. Thanks to NVS ji for sharing photo in recent article.

Some of Mr Desai’s music are mega hits even now.
Some music lives forever, even though the composer is no more.
It is amazing on part of NVS sir to pay rich tributes to this composer Mr Desai .
All the songs mentioned by NVS sir is in you tube and we can fully justify it is “Creative Composer”.

Mr NVS has graciously accepted my suggestion to end the article in a positive way.
Hats off to him.  could find Mr NVS has no ego and willing to improvise immediately.
This is very rare humble quality and my respect to NVS sir has compounded manifold now.

Someone told intermittent fasting can reduce the tumour

Can you include Sriram in your post? He is strongly promoting your post…As you have personalized me , CVK , please personalize him in your post

2.SECOND S SARAVANAN of Thiruvarur.

Importance of clean oceans
for happy living of fishes is insisted well. The picture is very apt to convey the message.

The blog about the great music legend Sri.Vasant Desai is very fine.

In yesterday’s blog the necessity of clean food was explained in depth.
Today’s blog on brain tumor is highly informative.
Both are very useful sir.

Adverse effects of wearing mask are well explained sir.
Nice blog.

Today’s blog on world Environment Day insists the importance of trees to protect our environment. Yes, let us save our nature, protect our environment.
The number of viewers of NVS Thoughts is going to cross 2.5 lakhs soon.
Congratulations sir.

The way in which you have presented the benefits of cycling is fantastic.
Riding a bicycle always gives a lot of pleasure
This blog made me recall  the first day to join LIC, riding my rusted bicycle 25 years back.
Picture of Master Om riding a bicycle is very stylish.

A good information about Telengana formation sir.

Yet another nice presentation on Parents Day.
The line ” No old age home for parents surely” and the words selfless  commitments and lifelong sacrifices are highly noteworthy.

Autobiography of tobacco and the translation are fine.
It is interesting to know that you have made around  a dozen of smokers into permanent nonsmokers.
Amazing!!
Yesterday’s article about a wonderful creature otter was somewhat new.
Fine!!

Tips to avoid dehydration are useful. Good blog on heat awareness Day.

The history and achievements of Nehruji is briefly explained well sir.
Hearty congratulations for the exponential growth of viewers.

First of all I salute your good self for achieving this marvelous milestone.

Creating blogs daily without any break is a great thing. That too crossing 2000 without a single break is a very great thing.

As you know, I have become a viewer only recently I feel sad for missing this great thing for long. Anyway I thank my dear official Guru and my life time role model Sri.ARK sir for introducing myself “Envious Thoughts”.

Every day you have been sending a personal notification for me with a morning greeting since the day I sent my first comment on your blog. I feel as if  getting personal attention from the owner of a mighty ocean by a little drop of water. Yes, having more than 2.4 lakhs viewers is not an easy task. Congratulations for that also sir.

Number of days crossed is 1947 again a memorable number for every Indian.

The daily blogs give many new ideas and interesting information. They are very useful as well.

I pray the Almighty for giving   you physical strength and health for crossing 4000, 6000, 8000…blogs.

A fine blog on Sri Guru Arjundev Ji sir!.

History of Maharana Pratap is explained well.

Fine blog.
Awaiting 2000th blog eagerly.
“Kanneer Anjali” in Tamil along with the translation has touched my heart.
Good blog.

Glad to know that the Number of posts  is nearing 2000.

Facts about Himalayas are narrated nicely. Let us salute the brave Indian woman Bachendri Pal for her achievement.

Let me also wish the kind hearted humanitarian Sri.CVK sir. My Birthday wishes to him. May God bless him sir.
Specialty of the number 66 is well explained sir.
Another nice article!!

The blog on Holy Thursday is good. Congratulations for crossing 2.46 lakhs viewers!!

Yes sir, it is an indelible blur to our state. A good article on Rajiv Gandhi.

Very useful information sir.

Yes, let us watch eagerly what the future holds for India.Good article sir.

Today’s blog contains an elaborate explanation about the Gandhian principles Ahimsa, Nonviolence and Truth. It is really wonderful sir.

Having been troupe leader for  5 years is great. This blog reveals many useful ideas about NCC .

The shield for your literary work is fine.

Writings about International Day of Families is good.

You have expressed your deep concern over the degeneration of joint family system in our country. Yes sir, if the system flourishes   again, many problems the society is facing today will diminish.

Congratulations for crossing 2.45 lakhs views sir.

Yes, today’s blog is something different and somewhat interesting as well.
Today’s blog on “frog jumping day” is fine.
Song of the frog – video is very interesting to watch.

Yes, indeed the service of nurses to the world is very great and very much appreciable.

Very nice blog sir

Yes. Science and Technology play a very vital role in the development of humanity.
You have recalled the Pokhran nuclear test under the leadership of Dr.Abdul Kalam.
The article is very good sir.

Tamil poem about Amma is very nice.
This Sunday’s special blog about mothers’ day shows many interesting ideas about the origin and history of mothers’ day. Superb!!

.Very useful blog about Red Cross sir.

I got some new messages about Swami Chinmayananda from today’s article sir.

The article about Tagore is wonderful.

I am glad to know that Envius Thoughts has crossed 2,44,000 viewers all over the world.

The blog about Narasimma Jayanthi has given me some useful information sir.
The article about Karl Marx and communism is fine.

A very good blog about the Scout Movement. It has recollected my memories in my school days when I was in the scout movement sir.

Sunday’s special story is something special.
Among other things it is well explained how peace and harmony can be achieved.
The writing about SOKA GAKKAI is fine sir.

I got some useful and new information from today’s article “Vasavi Jayanthi” Thank you for your wishes.
May this May relieve the humanity from the sufferings and sorrows.
Serving for 4 decades that too in an organization like ours is great!

It is rightly mentioned that welfare of the working class is the welfare of the society and world.
Nice article sir!!
Fine article about Honesty!!
In the early morning I had a darshan of lord Shiva performing dance (Natarajar).
Useful information are there. Marvelous.

3.THIRD S SANKAR of Pondichery
Yes sir, Development in writing, I am writing today by pressing the letters and numbers on the board of cell phone to respond to Envius Thoughts without using any paper or pen.
Wonderful development!

World Oceans Day !’Fish speaks’, super sir! Picture is very nice!

Food safety for health and happiness! The theme of our life, well sir!
Meaningful information sir!

Rightly said. Thank you sir. Man can prevent diseases without wearing mask!

Encouraging words sir!
Let us try to live without mask!

Highly informative and educative sir!
Very polite to advice !

Amazing sir!
Telengana Formation Day!
Nice sir!

Very Nice !

This Global Day is an auspicious day for the parents
And an advisable day for the children!
I am proud because I am also a parent, having a Global Day for me sir!
Have a peaceful and healthy time on this auspicious day sir!
Information !
Advice!
Tobacco’s Satirical
words and amazing translation!
Super sir!

Rare animal! And a day for it!  Amazing sir!
Yes sir Surya Bahvan should be with mercy,  not to scorch us!
Salute to Nehruji!
The Tale of the Blogger 40 is very interesting!
Your inspiration through your messages without any break is very very appreciable and admirable sir!
May God bless you with physical as well as mental strength to continue your service hundred years more to invoke every dawn with your valuable messages
Salute to Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji!

I understand the history of Great Maharana Pratap in short and got inspired to learn more about him only because of you sir!

You have introduced an appreciable personality
With a wonderful citation about him,  a translation which exposes your talent sir!
Super sir!

Very proud of that First Woman sir!

Very interesting sir!
For both posts your prayer is for the welfare of the living beings!

2 46 000 views of the blog!

Wonderful!

By giving valuable messages which are highly informative and educative and sometimes environmental,  medical, religious and historical important your blog stands with social importance!

Thank you sir!

Our day starts with your words Envius Thoughts, sir!

Have a peaceful and happy day!

Informative sir!
Scientific facts!
Useful!
Useful information sir!
Thank you
History!
Written in your diary!
Nice sir!
Very nice about your prayer for the working community sir!
Now only I understand about Shanthi Matha. Thank you sir!
Sure sir. If you wish I will send sir with your blessings!
Nobody can hurt me without my permission’
Super quote sir!
Unsung Heroes!
Very Aptly mentioned sir!
Today is their day!
Yes sir,Care for our environment is the need of the hour sir!
Very Good information, sir. Thank you!
Nice sir!
I could see the respected blogger along with his books, his wealth!
Your thoughts with advice super sir!
Nice sir!

A day for youth service!
Started the day with your valuable thought!
Wonderful

Wow!  A day for pyjamas!
Nice.

Really fantastic information sir!
Valuable information on Easter sir!

Wonderful poem and information on unbridled tongue sir!

Super sir!

Well founded blog and brings the entire globe Into the 12 x 10 room!
Achievement sir!
Continue sir!
Unknown fact on QUINGMING festival sir!
Informative sir.
Unknown facts on BOOK CLOSING !

Wonderful !! A day for idly! Wow!!!

My favourite dish is idly!

Happy idly day!

In my house they had planned to prepare uppuma.

I insisted them to prepare iddly referring your message sir!

Thank you very much!

Wonder wonder on learning to live

Wonderful sir!

I have saluted the holy and the martyred souls of our nation on this day, sir!
Your quotes regarding water, the elixir is precious sir!

Super sir!

Now only I know that there is a day for poetry!
Thank you for your wishes for a corona free world forever!

Fantastic sir!
Let us enjoy together!
Bless me to be happy always!

Your First mentor’s THIRUVALLUVAR-Day!
Nice sir!
Prayer!
Need of the hour sir!
Great great sir!
We learn a lot from you please continue!
With these views of the THREE R’s, this Sunday Story is coming to a close. We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning. Till then BYE!

VASUDEVAN ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS PART III – Envius Thoughts

31st.March BOOKS CLOSING DAY!

For  more than four decades while in service with my Alma mater
When I learnt the art and science of life and living while in various
States-Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan =Life Insurance
Corporation of India- Thirty First March used to be a day
Of thrills, challenges, hectic activities, expectations, elation
Approbations,  disappointments all in memories green today!

Books closing ended  exactly on thirty first of March in fifties
And sixties gradually extended to the end of April- giving
A little breathing time to close! thrills remaining unabated!
After retirement, seeing the closing days in Banks and other
Industries! Challenges and activities continue as ever!

Let us close the books of our life for the year
Analyzing our assets and liabilities in the year leaving by
Assets of the good and honest work done, helping all,
Liabilities of unjust acts done, hurting one or the other,
Cheating and exploiting the weak and poor!
Let us add no further liability and improve our assets in the year to come!
Any how we do need challenges to meet with our mettle and succeed!

Following are the balances extracted from the books of Narain Lal ...

TRIAL BALANCE

This year’s special

THIRTY FIRST MARCH CORONA’S PEAK DAY!!!!!

This Picture Of 'Corona Pakoda' Goes Viral On Social Media. Seen It Yet?

Corona Pakoda is an image going viral on social media!