CREATIVE COMPOSER DAY-June 9th

Artistic world is far and wide-indeed very difficult to survey
Composing Music in fact is a great art-mastered by many!
Today June Ninth- birth day of Vasant Desai born in Nineteen Twelve
And lived upto Nineteen seventy Five an Indian film music composer,

Most remembered for his score in V. Shantaram films like Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1953), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Vijay Bhatt’s Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959), Sampoorna Ramayan (1961), Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi (1971) and Aashirwaad
Born  into a wealthy family in Sonawade village, Savantwadi state,
Ruled by the Bhonsale clan, and grew up in Kudal area, also in Konkan belt, Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra.
With the famous Prabhat Film Company acted, sang, and composed songs in Their Dharmatma and Sant Dnyaneshwar.  scored music for many  . Shantaram’s films.  memorable songs are,  Ae Malik Tere Bande Ham Do Aankhen Barah Haath,which I saw, heard and enjoyed!

Maithreem Bhajata is a benediction composed in Sanskrit by  Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati-Paramacharya
The song was set to a Ragamalika by composer Shri Vasant Desai.
Rendered at the United Nations on Oct. Twenty Third Nineteen Sixty Six,  On the  UN day, by Bharat Ratna Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi.

Vasant Desai went back home on Twenty Second December Seventy Five After a  day long  recording of a special musical programme at HMV Studios In praise of Indira Gandhi. He stepped into the elevator of his apartment Building and  the lift began to move, crushing him to death.

Yet he lives in his creative compositions and will live for ever sans death!.

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Singing MAITHREEM BAJATHA of KANCHI ACHARYA at the UN

March 8th- Chinmayananda Jayanthi

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Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At  young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and that is bliss!

Thanjavur Mission Branch at my home in North Main Street has seen
Weekly Study classes,  library and mission members meets!
Geetha Gnana Yagyas in Big temple premises for almost a decade!
Monthly Sathsangs, quarterly Sadhana camps annual yagyas !
Bissful period in my life! Still I ruminate at age to enter eighty in a days few!

More than Geeta- “MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight not one!”
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B’ sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!

Eighth May is today a holy day! Guru purnima day!Swamiji’s jayanthi day!
Chinmayananda Saraswati born as  Balakrishna Menon born on Eighth May
Ninteen Sixteen, entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, non-dual system of thought
In the Upanishads, which epitomize the philosophical teachings of Vedas.

Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual  Cultural renaissance
And popularized religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed!

Inspired  formation of Chinmaya Mission program  by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable  organization
In more than three hundred centers in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works  commentaries on the major Upanishads and  Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at  American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many  countries. India’s greatest son!

Visited Sandhipani Sadhanalaya- College of Hinduism at Powai, Mumbai!

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WORLD BOOK DAY! April 23rd.

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World BOOK Day is this day-Twenty Third April-Are you able to hear
Many  mocking  derisively at the books and readers who find pleasure?
These people know  not how to spend time usefully and worthwhile!
Books provide knowledge to all- I  am not concerned I have other sources!!!

Unfortunately placed is our society today
Where book culture has become culture of yesterday
Fast moving times deny the habit of reading
No time to stand and stare at the great books for enjoying!

Writers regret, publishers find it hard to go ahead
Despite Book fairs increasing and sales soaring above head
Habit of reading by youngsters declining fast and strong
Make our system change, parents aware of their wards!

Days of the ebooks are, we are aware and welcome too
World is worried on the decline of book culture as such
Bless us my God! Restore the noble culture in all
Writers to serve, publishers to prosper, and society stand tall!

Thursday is Teacher GURU day!

Gurur bramma gurur vishnu gururdevo maheswara

Gurur satchaath parabramma thasmai sri gurave namaha.

Guru is Bramma, he is Vishnu, he is Lord Shiva, Guru is indeed parabramma. I bow to Guru.

Let Him give us all the knowledge through the books!

 

 

 

Blogger with  a part of his  wealth.

APRIL FIRST-MY DAY!

 

April Fool Day 2018 : Why We Call 1st April as Fool's Day?

My days are always great to me! My birth day and  school day! Wedding Day!
One of my  days is great to my friends- this day  APRIL FIRST MY DAY!
I remember the day as boy in the schools- to make friends fool this day!
Taking potato, cutting into two halves- on the one in the open side-
Write with a sharp instrument A F and applying writing ink
Stamp it on the back of the co students without their knowledge!
No matter a few would have done on my back too! My learned father
Used to say often-“FOOLS AND ROGUES TO BE PUNISHED-FOOLS FIRST”

April Fools‘ Day -All Fools‘ Day
On April 1 consist of practical jokes and hoaxes!

Yes we do act foolishly many a time in our lives and regret later
Certain foolish acts can be corrected later= certain others not!
Prayer helps us in getting divine guidance that stops us from committing!
I on my day today  seek HIS guidance not to be foolish in my
Thoughts, words and deeds! God bless me and the world!

 

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March 8th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN DAY

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India that is Barath our sacred home land is called MOTHERLAND
Woman is the best of the creations of the Omniscient Lord Almighty!
Women in general are the incarnation of Goddesses- Durga,
Lakshmi and Saraswathi-giver of valor, wealth and knowledge!

March 8th today is WORLD WOMEN DAY- to resolve to put an end to
Nasty violence against women and abuse. But for my MOTHER Where and how am I in this world? This year’s theme of the day is:
“An equal world is an enabled world.
Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.
Let’s all be Each for Equal.”

Let us pay our love and respects to all the WOMEN on Earth on this holy day!

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TAMIL THATHTHA U V S Birth day! February 19th

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Uttamadhanapuram Venkatasubbaiyer Swaminatha Iyer
A great  Tamil scholar and researcher  instrumental in bringing
Out many long-forgotten works of classical Tamil literature to light.
His singular effort over five decades brought to light major
Literary works in Tamil and contributed vastly to the enrichment
Of its literary heritage. Iyer published over 90 books in his lifetime!

All were on a variety of matters connected to classical Tamil literature,
And collected over three thousand paper manuscripts, palm-leaf Manuscripts and notes of Various kinds.  affectionately called Tamil Thatha That is Grandfather of Tamil.
Was born on this day the Nineteenth February In Eighteen Fifty Five,
Lived up to Twenty Eighth April Nineteen Forty Two!

All languages in the world were enriched by remarkable
Works of great and highly versatile scholars in the language.
Tamil one of the most ancient languages in the world
Had a long roll of honor of such scholars being revered.
One among them is the GRAND FATHER of Tamil seen above.

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AROUND CPC

 

Great Chennai Poets’ Circle is an arm of India Poetry Circle based at Chennai and administered by eminent poets and scholars with their exemplary activities. Their Annual Seminar in the month of January every year is an eagerly looked forward event for the poets all over India! This year it was scheduled for Sunday the 19th January at the usual venue World university Service Center Library Hall, Mayor Ramanathan Road, Chetpet, Chennai.
As we entered the beautiful hall, Sri Jairam Seshadri Founder of IPC received the invitees with his characteristic smiling face and enabled the participants to register.
Dr.M.Thirumeni, Chairman of the CPC extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guests and other invitees. Dr.S.Kannan President in his address explained the activities and achievements of the organization.
Dr. P N RamaniEnglish Studies Consultant, the Chief Guest of the Seminar traced the evolution of poetry and the attainments of the Poets in an exhaustive and interesting manner.
Dr. Munir, Professor and Head of English department of Shibli National College, Purvanchal University, Jaunpour, UP-the Guest of Honour beautifully explained the psychology of students of English poetry and the strategies for developing poets from young age.
Here is a nice report by Madam Hema Ravi Secretary of the CPC
ANNUAL SEMINAR OF THE CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE
The annual seminar of the Chennai Poets Circle (CPC), Chennai and the release of the Efflorescence 2019 (an anthology of poetry) on 19th January, 2020 at the World University Service Centre, Chetpet, Chennai, was a great meeting of poetic minds from across the country.
Poets from Kolkata, Telangana,Bengaluru, Delhi, UP, Tirupati, Kerala and Mumbai participated in the daylong seminar. Dr P.N. Ramani, English Studies Consultant was the chief guest, Dr. Munir, Professor & Head English , Shibli Ntional College, Purvanchal, UP was the guest of honour and Dr. T. Vasudeva Reddy was the chairperson for the paper presentation.
Paper presentations:
On Indian English poetry in India was presented By Dr. Bharati, Sastra (Deemed to be University), Dr. Queen Sarkar, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Dr. Kulalmolial, Head of English, AMET University, Chennai.
Dr. Thirumeni, the Chairman, gave the welcome address, Dr. Kannan the President addressed the gathering and briefed the poets about the culture and inclusive nature of the CPC. Mrs. Hema Ravi, the Secretary was the coordinator of the poetry session. Ramesh Narasimhan coordinated the book release and question answer sessions from the audience.
The highlight of the Efflorescence 2019 was the contribution of poets aged 9 to 80+. The joy of sharing one’s experiences through the power of the pen is immense, motivating and energizing as well.
Kalaimamani Andal Priyadarshini, a contributor recited her poem “GOD WITHOUT ADHAR CARD” before the gathering.
Chennai Poets’ Circle is a diverse, secular, non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political literary body of individuals who are united for the sole common purpose ‘poetry.’
PS: We missed Sarala Ram Kamal, Brinda Bala Sreenivasan, Ranga Rajan and several others……..Next time, you should make it……..

Thus went of excellently this year’s CPC ANNUAL SEMINAR, delegates returning to their places with green memories to last for life!
The entire teram of IPC/CPC worked coherently well-coordinated by the office bearers who deserve all appreciation and admiration!

One of the highlights of the CPC Annual Seminar is the release of the Anthology EFFLORESCENCE and this year it was 19th.

My following poem that finds a place in the Anthology reflects my views on this:

WELCOME TWENTY, WELCOME NINETEEN
Welcome Two Thousand Twenty-as developed India
Envisaged by the Scientist President Dr. Kalam
Love, service, peace, joy, compassion all bring in a plenty
Collectively everyone to strive to reach that goal
Opportunities unlimited gifted by Nature
Mankind to live in peace and amity everywhere
Everlasting peace and plenty society’s needs quite sure!

Twenty years in the current century great indeed
We the proud poets of India Poetry Center
Eagerly expect to give the best in this happy world
Nice honor to be a part of this organization
Totally wedded to peace and harmony amidst all
Yes! God is sure to bless all of us –duty bound poets!

Welcome to Efflorescence Nineteen-anthology nice
Encouraging all poets young and old, publishing their poems
Learned highly knowing the art and science of poetry
Completed many anthologies to the joy of all
Over to the poets fraternity from all over the Nation!
Members overjoyed at the Efflorescence and the Meet
Eagerly looking forward year after year treat!

Never I am give in to dishonesty and falsehood
Intelligence means not wisdom that comes out of one’s age
None to be blamed for one’s faults and foolishness be careful
Efflorescence blossoms into flowers spreading fragrance
That drives away all negativities in the readers
Ever fresh poems that give peace to the readers all times
Enthusiasm and encouragement poets enjoy
Nineteen and Twenty great numbers inspiring all of us!

P S: An acrostic poem every line having 14 syllables.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out;
Yeah…the one who will always after the death of your parents or spouse;
Every girl has a great friend and every girl’s friendship is always put to an end;
Every boy has a nice friend and every boy’s friendship always extend;
Friend makes us happier and stronger;
True friend makes our positive thinking into goal;
Friends are our strength always to live a peaceful life.

23rd JANUARY – NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY

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It is rightly and widely said that hand writing reflects the individual
It is said in a lighter vein that handwriting reflects one’s head writing-DESTINY!
Twenty Third January today is National Handwriting Day observed in
USA and other parts of the world! to emphasize the need to improve handwriting!

Here is an appeal by my pet and favorite neighborhood Newspaper ANNA NAGAR TIMES in Chennai:
READABILITY PLEASE!!!
Dear Readers,
As letters from readers increase, we are receiving more and more handwritten letters,
many of them in a hand so small and illegible or large and scrawled as to be unreadable. Often this leads to our discarding a letter, particularly if some part is unreadable.
If you wish us to consider your letter for publication, please please type it with enough space between lines or or write it using a medium hand, clearly dotting the ‘i-s’ and crossing the ‘t-s’.
Many readers also try to fill every squire centimeter of a post card space, making reading or editing impossible.
Please help us to consider your letters more favorably by making them more legible for us.
This holds good for any writing any where for any purpose sure
Let us learn and improve our handwriting right from young age pure!

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22nd JANUARY -LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY – Fourth Wednesday in January

Library is my home or home library is my pet area
I believe in knowledge and knowledge provider is a good library
May be a home library or public library- all are great !
Twenty Second January is Library Shelfie Day nice!

The fourth Wednesday in January  unique opportunity
For book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.
Some collectors of books arrange their collections so their spines are
Admired pleasantly. Others have organization  results in alternative art Form.
Our books are organized on the shelf, to be photographed
And shared on social media. Look at mine below!
Library Shelfies offer book stores, libraries, schools,
And individuals an opportunity to express their reading
Preferences through a single photograph.  they frame
Their favorite authors, titles, genres or cover art,
Readers share  their library in creative ways.
With or without dust jackets, signed and unsigned,
Dogeared and in mint condition, bibliophiles love books of all kinds.

18th JANUARY -NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY!

NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY – January 18

Knowledge is power, knowledge of language is greater, more languages
More power! Power comes through word power; word power comes  through more words
Word power is obtained from dictionary, and hence I used to advice
All not to refer to dictionary but read the dictionary!
An hour a day spent on reading this wonderful device increases
One’s vocabulary that gives a command over the language!

More than a dictionary is a thesaurus! A great friend and teacher!
January Eighteenth today is National Thesaurus Day,
To honor Peter Mark Roget, the author of Roget’s Thesaurus,
Born on this day in Seventeen Seventy Nine! In Eighteen Forty
Roget retired from a successful career in medicine and spent
Rest of his life working on “Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.”
Result of decades of collecting lists of words and categorizing
Them, much like a scientist would collect specimens.  he collected words.
First published his thesaurus in Eighteen Fifty Two- more than a book of synonyms – it was a complete categorization and organization of each word by meaning.

Poets and writers use thesaurus to help make their writing come to life.
Whether you are looking for a more accurate word or trying to improve
Our writing,  thesaurus in fact is our best friend. Expanding our vocabulary
Increases both written and spoken communication skills, creative writing
Abilities, and can be helpful in advancing our career.Let us read the THESAURUS

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