January11th Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

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Following PECULIAR PERSONS DAY on tenth here is one more
Today “Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day” a fun day
January Eleventh-For those who feel bored up with monotony,
for sure a great chance to enjoy in the water for mischievous too!

We are allowed to jump in a puddle and splash some water
On our friends. Wear our wellies, have fun by splashing water.
National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day
Would be complete with getting in puddle and splashing on friends.

Man in his young or old, tired or retired life needs rest and fun
In a nice swimming pool or river or tank or lake-sure none
To object or protest- to be taken in a jovial manner
May joy and mirth pervade all over and make all live happily!

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PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY -January 10th.

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Man – the roof and crown of God’s creation indeed is great!
Peculiarity and uniqueness a part of His creation- neat
Peculiar or unique question raised on an individual
Depending on the manner in which one behaves-practical!

January tenth to day is a peculiar day-
Unique Day too! Praising in honor of the PECULIAR S!
Peculiar People Day a day to celebrate the leaders
Of the unusual and strange, the peoples who refuse
To succumb the world idea’s which is sane and reasonable.
Challenge status quo and rebuke the concept extraordinary!

May be in their style, they simply dress or having ideas
Peculiar People’s day for Peculiar peoples to shine!
Let their be UNIQUENESS positive and noble people
And not peculiar to be laughed and joked sans scruple!

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TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 29

 

 

Next will be THIRTIETH- TALE- in  February 2019!!!
Here is  29th Tale –!

in several ways GOD has been so kind and compassionate to me in helping me to continue this Blog that has earned me a place of honor in the Asian Book of Records which in turn has earned me a Hon. Doctorate from the World Records University UK.
Since the Tale Part 28 on 4th November, much water has flown under the Ganges and mostly happy happenings.

POETS MEETS

During this period a number of Poets Meets were held and I had the fortune of attending a few. Noteworthy was the one attended on the Mahakavi Barathiyaar’s Birth day on eleventh December- I had already on 11th December made a post in this Blog and also a detailed Sunday Story titled King of Poets Birth day . Vanavil Panpattu Maiyam- RAINBOW CULTURAL CENTER-who have been organizing this day for the last 25 years, conducted a poetry competition on the top[ic “VEERA SUTHANTHIRAM” for which they received more than 500 entries out of which they selected 30 poems in the first round and they were to present their poems in the Meet at Barathiyar’s Memorial in Triplicane, Chennai after the JATHI PALLKKU –Royal Palanquin carrying Barathi’s statue in a procession from Parjhasarathy temple reached. Nothing gave me can give mr greater pleasure than presenting poem on Barathy’s words in the very place where he lived for some years and finally taken to the heavenly abode.
Two more Meets were conducted on Barathy by two organizations in Chennai on 16th December one by Kavi Oviya and the other by Ilkakiyach cholai. I presented my poems in Tamil “THEENGIZAIKKUM THEEYAVARAI” and “BARATHY ENADHU PERAASAAN”.

WRU’s Doctorate

It is nothing but God’ s grace that made me launch this Blog “ENVIUS THOUGHTS” on 25th February 2015 and it appears as my PASSION and MISSION to make posts on a daily basis-Mondays to Saturdays poems in English and on Sundays ‘Sunday Story’ articles and this is 1450th post in 1395th day! This has brought me a place of honor in the Asia Pacific Book of Records and the UK based WORLD RECORDS UNIVERSITY has offered me an Honorary Doctorate. Thus your versatile Blogger N V Subbaraman has become Versatile Blogger DR. N V Subbaraman!!!!!!!! To me at least it looks funny!

INAUGURATION OF MONTH LONG DISCOURSES

In Hindu calendar this month of MARGAZHI is deemed to be a very sacred month. Lord Krishna declared that HE stands tall as MARGAZHI in the 12 months! That this is the first month in winter, and the devotees get up at as early as 4.00 am and go to the temples which increases the will power and spiritual power. Devotees of Lord Ayyappa take their annual pilgrimage to Sabarimala in Kerala where Ayyappa is, in thousands from all parts of India.
Andal a great devotee of Lord Vishnu wrote her 30 songs in Tamil –THIRUPPAVAI- in the early part of KALIYUGA- about 3100 years ago! Kaliyuga is reported to come to an end in another 20 years.
Great and learned scholars are invited to give month long discourses on Thiruppaavai in the nights. Thirumala-Thirupathi Devasthanam have arranged for discourses in 52 temples in Tamilnadu and more than 500 centers in the entire country in different languages.
16th of December this year happened to be the first of Margazhi month and in a local temple month long discourses were to be delivered by one authority in Tamil literature Dr. Kaliyan Sampath . I was given the honor of inaugurating the series by the temple management.

PROGRESS OF THE BLOG
As usual let us see the progress of ENVIUS thoughts since the last TALE 28 was published on 4th November 2018 in terms of views. .
50 posts are over in 50 days heralding TALE29 on the 1395th day for the 1450th Post!

04/11/2018 1348th day- 1400th post- 1,80,292.
12/11/2018 1356th day 1409th post- 1,81,,000
23/11/2018 1367th day 1420th post– 1,82,000
02/12/2018 1376th day 1429th post- 1,83,000
10/12/2018 1384th day 1437th post 1,84,000
25/12/2018 1395th day 1449th post 1,84

In this way number of views is progressing in its own speed of course giving a sense of achievement. I take pride and pleasure to communicate the crossing of every 1000 views to all my well-wishers through all possible methods- What’s-app, Face book two Accounts, Bloggers’ Meet-Up, Gmail and so on!

WHAT’S-APP A GREAT DEVICE
I used to wonder and admire modern modes of communication of which a nice part is WHAT APP device IS! I spent quite some time in a day on sending the messages through What ‘Sapp , receiving and responding.
First work in the morning is to communicate my Good morning message with the day’s Blog post to about 140 friends seen and unseen. A typical message that I send every day is as follows:
“Good morning. Today it is “INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY- December 20th.” in Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com for your kind read and response. Thanks”. .
In those days all the messages will be sent easily; now there is a restriction on the number that it can be sent at a time NOT MORE THAN FIVE. As a result I have to repeat the process 28 times to send to 140 ! As and when I receive a message through this mode I get an auto-signal and I immediately turn to, read and respond! Great indeed is the experience!

LAST TALE FOR 2018

Our esteemed readers are aware that the Tale Of the Blogger appears every 50th post. This way the year 2018 had the following Tales:
Tale 22 on 14/1/2018.
Tale 23 on 03/3/2018
Tale 24 on 21/4/2018.
Tale 25 on 08/6/2018
Tale 26 on 29/7/2018
Tale 27 on 19/9/2018
Tale 28 on 04/11/2018.
This way, this Tale of the Blogger is 29th today 26th December 2018 and the last one EIGHTH for the year 2018.
Next one will be the landmark THIRTIETH Tale on the 1500th post and the first for 2019! I do earnestly hope with HIS grace and your support the Tales will continue. With this we end this Sunday Story and till we meet tomorrow MAY GOD BE WITH YOU! Bye for the present.


.Blogger  as a part of the audience on the King of Poets Birth day on 11/12/18 in Triplicane, Chennai.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY- December 20th.

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Living Beings are the creations of the Lord Almighty
Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-World rightly
To be in absolute freedom and harmony, and in plenty
My God! how the world and society is we all know pretty!

Today the twentieth December is an important day
International Human Solidarity Day. important.
Solidarity has fundamental and universal value.
Important to deal with global issues and challenges together.

Acting in unity the right way to reach the global
Development targets. fix the problems of the complex world
We live in. The global world should feel like a family
Reach our goals.All should feel as a community.!

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TAGORE’S GITANJALI Poem 29

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POEM 29

LOSE SIGHT OF MY TRUE BEING

He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this dungeon. I am ever busy building this wall all around; and as this wall goes up into the sky day by day I lose sight of my true being in its dark shadow.

I take pride in this great wall and I plaster it with dust and sand lest a least hole should be left in this name; and for all the care I take I lose sight of my true being.

As I see this:

Who am I?I Raising the big question Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi gave his answer too! Who are we what is our nature, what is our aim, what is body, what is mind, what is spirit, what is spirituality- if find an answer, we cannot forget or refute our image!By God’s grace it is possible. Let us make efforts; let us not forget the same!

கீதாஞ்சலி 29ஆம் பாடல்

உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
என்னை யாருடன் இணைத்துள்ளேனோ அவர்
இருட்டறையிலே கண்ணீர் விடுகிறார்!.
என்னைச் சுற்றி இந்தச் சுவற்றை
எழுப்புவதிலே கவனமாய் உள்ளேன்!
கட்டும் இச்சுவர் உயர உயர இருட்டு நிழலில்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்து விடுகிறேன்!
பெரிய சுவற்றை குறித்துப் பெருமைப் படுகிறேன்;
மண்ணும் துகளும் கலந்த கலவையில்
துளைகள் இன்றி பூசிவிடுகிறேன்!
கலவையில் கவனம் செலுத்தும் பொழுது என்
உண்மை உருவை மறந்துவிடுகிறேன்!

‘”நான் யார்?” மிகப்பெரிய வினாவினை எழுப்பி விடையும் கூறினார் பகவான் இரமணர். நாம் யார், நமது இயற்கை என்ன, நமது இலக்கு என்ன, நமது உடல் என்பது என்ன, உள்ளம் என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மா என்பது என்ன, ஆன்மீகம் என்பது என்ன என்பனவற்றை உணர்ந்துவிட்டால் நமது உண்மையான உருவத்தை மறுக்கவோ, மறக்கவோ முடியாது. இறைவன் அருளால் இது சாத்தியமே. முயன்று பார்ப்போம்; உண்மை உருவை மறவாது இருப்போம்.

 

December 10th-HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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December tenth-” Human Rights Day” is today a very significant day
In a way it is a pity that we have to think and talk about this day.
God in HIS immense compassion has created all the living beings
With all freedom and rights to lead a life of peace, and plenty; harmonious.

What has happened to the God provided rights how and when we lost- question??
By misuse and disuse to the selfish needs, we lost necessitating
Intervention at international level, Oh,my God!-a pity.
Human Rights Day observed every year on tenth December, is the
Anniversary of the day that the United Nations General
Assembly adopted, in nineteen forty eight, the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. this year marks seventieth anniversary.

 

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,84,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 22nd view at 08.15 hrs today viz Monday the Tenth (10th) December 2018 , total views of the BLOG crossed the  ONE LAKH AND EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND (1,84,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1384th day and 1437th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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VOICE FROM THE HEAVEN!

Lady behind the laurels being honored by the Chief Guest

As if to prove the quote “Art and Literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and the society a rocket”, the events are taking place rapidly on the positive direction!

Yes I had a nice evening on the 29th of November which forms this week’s Sunday story which I am sure my esteemed viewers will find extremely interesting.

In Tamil Nadu we have a list of 64 arts and one of them is poetry! Training in Singing is another great art.

That evening lot lot of inputs I had in a Book release function!

Great invitation card for your view:

There are different types of poems and look at English poems-awesome indeed!

There are many different types of poems. The difference between each type is based on the format, rhyme scheme and subject matter.

  • Allegory (Time, Real and Imaginary by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Ballad (As You Came from the Holy Land by Sir Walter Raleigh)
  • Blank verse (The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
  • Burlesque (Hudibras by Samuel Butler)
  • Cacophony (The Bridge by Hart Crane)
  • Canzone (A Lady Asks Me by Guido Cavalcanti)
  • Conceit (The Flea by John Donne)
  • Dactyl (The Lost Leader by Robert Browning)
  • Elegy (Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard by Thomas Gray)
  • Epic (The Odyssey by Homer)
  • Epitaph (An Epitaph by Walter de la Mare)
  • Free verse (The Waste-Land by TS Eliot)
  • Haiku (How Many Gallons by Issa)
  • Imagery (In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound)
  • Limerick (There Was a Young Lady of Dorking by Edward Lear)
  • Lyric (When I Have Fears by John Keats)
  • Name (Nicky by Marie Hughes)
  • Narrative (The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe)
  • Ode (Ode to a Nightingale by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
  • Pastoral (To a Mouse by Robert Burns)
  • Petrarchan sonnet (London, 1802 by William Wordsworth)
  • Quatrain (The Tyger by William Blake)
  • Refrain (Troy Town by Dante Rosetti)
  • Senryu (Hide and Seek by Shuji Terayama)
  • Shakespearean sonnet (Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare)
  • Sonnet (Leda and the Swan by William Butler Yeats)
  • Tanka (A Photo by Alexis Rotella)
  • Terza rima (Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost)

I  know for sure that I am not a student of English literature; yet some interest in poetry drew me to the world of POETRY and I am deemed to be a bilingual poet-and recently I was offered honorary Doctorate for my literary achievements!?!?!?!?

The magnificent function was organized by the family of the veteran

One of them is a selfish Dental surgeon of great repute- selfish in the sense- he never allowed his university first rank in his Five year BDS and three year  MDS to go out of his hands to any one else!!!!!!!!

He has been my great friend and my caring Doctor for long. I was a toothless person and he made me a TOOTHFUL-TRUTHFUL -PERSON!

This Blogger knows no Raaga or Thaala but he can definitely enjoy the divinity in music in any genre! .

MELAKARTA RAGAS

Any music has its own method of rendering and naturally Carnatic music has its own nuances- sophisticated nuances- and one to master it is to take Himalayan efforts and here was that multifaceted personality- hero of this Sunday story- had made indeed HIMALAYAN efforts and successfully accomplished! Raagas and thaalas are the life line of great Carnatic music in any language.But here was a multi faceted personality hailing from God’s own country KERALA and settled in Chennai for long. Among his several accomplishments one was writing poetry in Tamil- KEERETHANAS in praise of Divinity and Gods.

Music is Divine and soul lifting, enriching and ennobling. He was a good musician, a nice mridhangist, efficient astrologer, a multilingual poet, a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa , author of poems in hundreds, a social worker for Ayyappa Seva Sangh, Anna Nagar, Chennai for long. Not having any formal Tamil learning, he wrote several, several Tamil songs!

Visually challenged he was, he visited Sabarimala for several decades. Blessed with an understanding and intelligent wife and sons his book was published and released in a grand function which I was fortunate to participate and key in this Sunday story of this week! .

Mēḷakarta is a collection of fundamental musical scales (ragas) in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music). Mēḷakarta ragas are parent ragas (hence known as janaka ragas) from which other ragas may be generated. In Hindustani music the thaat is equivalent  of Melakarta. There are 10 thaats in Hindustani music, though the commonly accepted melakarta scheme has 72 ragas.

“RAGA RAYS”

Coming to the book release function-function was to release a wonderful book titled as RAGA KIRANAS- RAYS OF RAGAS- 72 Melakartha Raagaas authored by the HERO of this Story-multifaceted personality-beloved father of my Dental surgeon.-

166 page wonderful book you can see the front and back covers below.

We have seen earlier the nice Invitation card prepared for the occasion.

Function started sharp as planned at 6.30 pm in a beautiful hall in Naradha Gana Sabha, Chennai.

Three greatly reputed personalities were the chief guests and seated on the Dias.

World renowned 74 year old MRIDHANGIST-KARAIKUDI MANI was the main on the Dias who recommended Shri Rajakumar Bharathi- great grandson of my mentor from heaven Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar.

The mridangam is a percussion instrument from India of ancient origin. It is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble. Guru Karaikudi Mani is the top mridangist in the world today. He is the son of my high school teacher in Karaikudi where I had my education and Shri Mani was a couple of years junior to me.

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Guru Karaikudi Mani playing his Mridangam

He writes in his preface to the book that was released thus:

Greatness of the author in astrology indeed is something remarkable. He has exemplary knowledge of music; a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa. He is an eminent mridangist too. Besides composing keerthanas on different pantheons of Hinduism, he has composed 72 keerthanas in 72 mela kartha ragas. That is something awe inspiring.

His last wish was that all his compositions must be published in the form of a book, practiced and rendered by musicians all over. My request to all musicians-sangeetha vidwans- is to fulfill his wish”.

Giving his views on the composition musician and great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathi Rajkumar Bharathi says: “ most outstanding is he has a tremendous knowledge of music. Composing songs in 72 melakartha ragas is not an easy task.In each of the verse, he has made use of the name of the respective melakartha raaga in each of his 72 songs!

 

Voice From Heaven

Faithful wife of the author poet, Astrologer, no surprise, heard distinctly his voice from his heavenly abode and beautifully quoted the same in the RAAGA RAYS released on that pleasant evening function. She concludes: “Thus, comes an end to the VOICE FROM HEAVEN of my husband from his heavenly abode and that I have verbatim given as Preface to this monumental work ”.

What a great and nobler husband and what a dutiful wife! One of the finest and noblest couples created by the Lord Almighty!

On the dais were the Chief guests of the evening three in number and the noble Doctor son of the noble father. After the prayer song of one of the songs composed by the poet on the Goddess of Learning, SARASWATHI rendered by Shuba Iyer, floral tributes were made by the three guests. Doctor son welcomed the Chief guests on the dais and the other invitees off the dais in a short and sweet language- mixed English and Tamil! Floral tributes were paid by the Chief Guests for the portrait of the poet kept in a decorated chair.

The chief guests in their own unique manner paid rich and eloquent tributes to the poet for his genius composition of 72 Tamil keerthanas in seventy two raga karthas.

All those connected wit preparation and release of the Book were duly honored including this Blogger which he does not deserve!

Short and sweet Vote of thanks was proposed by the first son of Doctor.

There after there was a fine music program exclusively poems composed by the hero of the day the multi faceted personality..

DRAMATIST PERSONAE:

Hero of the day enjoying his wish coming true from his heavenly abode:

Poet Sri Saidaasan  K.Narayanan

His dutiful wife Madam Lakshmi Narayanan.

Noble Doctor Son Dr.  N Vivek

Chief Guest Karaikudi Guru Mani- mridanga jambavan

Poet Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi-great grand son of Mahakavi Bharathiyar.

Isaip peroli Sikkil Gurucharan –musician of great repute.

Dr.J.Balaji-lovely designer and cover page artist.

Music team

Mrs. Rajeswari Shankar- Vocal

Mrs. Sri Vidya Ganesan -vocal

Ms. Pranathi – vocal

Mr. Srinivasan- Mridangam

Mr. Uma Shankar –Vlolin

Mr. Vinod Krishnan brother of Dr. Vivek-Planning and cordination.

Mst:  Sahas Vivek , student of a leading school in Chennai     first son of Dr. Vivek- Vote of Thanks

.Mst. Shrey Vivek second son of Dr.Vivek

Madam Meera Vivek- coordination

I do hope that I have made an earnest effort to give a report on the great book release function to my esteemed viewers. We shall meet with regular Monday posting tomorrow. Till then, may GOD be with you.

First copy being handed over to Sikkil Gurucharan by Rajkumar Bharathy.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,83,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 143rd view at 19.00 hrs today viz Sunday the Second (2nd) December 2018 , total views of the BLOG crossed the  ONE LAKH AND EIGHTY THREE THOUSAND (1,83,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1376th day and 1429th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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