59 AS A TEETOTALER!

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To resolve and to execute something others do not venture
Needs   deep thinking, will power and God’s grace indeed in good measure!!
Not taking coffee, tea is something of this genre and that too at
Twenty one after accustomed for more than a decade sure great!

After listening to an illuminating obiter dicta
Like observation by a great spiritual head KANCHI ACHARYA
On December twenty second of Nineteen Sixty as a final
Year college student of Alagappa College, Karaikudi
Decided to give up my much cherished coffee tea from the following
Sankaranthi day on Fourteenth January Ninety Sixty One!
And today I am FIFTY NINE as a  teetotaler absolute
Though several years spent in cold climate like OOTY and Bikaner!

Managing with milk or butter milk depending on availability
It all depends on one’s will power for a marketing man especially
I was for a major slot of service in Life Insurance Corporation
Much to the delight of colleagues leading to their appreciation!

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11th JANUARY-NATIONAL MILK DAY

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Milk indeed is the food for all irrespective of age and sex
God in HIS own wisdom gifted humanity the nectar from HIS
Yet another creation-animals- cows and all others feeding
Their young ones with milk nectar from the heaven ideal food for all!

National Milk day is today recalling its value,
No adulteration, no extra hydration, thank you
Producers for your sacred service to the Society
On this holy day the people salute you with piety!

When Mahatma refused to take cow’s milk on his own point
Doctors cornered him by asking him to take goat’s milk!

 

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World Day of the Differently Abled.December 3rd.

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Disability need not and should not lead one do despair and dejection
Make the individual a burden on the family or society- can plunge into action
In a way that will make equal with others in all respects-notwithstanding.
God has given them all intelligence and wisdom, thinking capacity and act.

This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses
On the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable
And sustainable development -Agenda for Sustainable Development, pledges
To ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issue.

To have some disability or other-minor or major- not one’s making
It is HIS will and the society to accept such persons as individuals
And help as much as possible to make them forget their disability
To lead life as they can and like! Let us play our part with dignity!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,26,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 102nd view at 17.00 hrs today viz Tuesday   the Third December 2019, (03/12/2019) , total views of the BLOG  crossed    TWO LAKHS AND TWENTY  SIX THOUSAND (2,26,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1768th day and 1802nd post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

HERE IS A PLEDGE -11th November

A Pledge For Holistic Abundance
Communication with the world outside very important
For social, official and domestic life and for success!
Quality of communication with our own self is equally so.
Our conscious mind trains our subconscious mind to believe.

Prayer,  is a communication from our conscious mind
To our subconscious mind, – it is between me and God.
We derive benefit from this auto suggestion- self-Communication.,
The self is communicating to the self!,

My resolve:
I will read and repeat this pledge everyday.
“Day by day,
in every way,
I am becoming Most and more..
Healthy, Wealthy, Loving, Blissful, Spiritual.”

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This post is in commemoration of INFINITHEISM DAY 11/11.

November 7: National Cancer Awareness Day.

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In the noble creation of the Omniscient Lord Almighty
All should live in health and happiness, peace and plenty.
Yet diseases and illnesses are aplenty affecting all
Living beings with no exemption!cancer is one of the worst tall!

How and why, when and where- cancer- defies even the top oncologists!
November Seventh today is National Cancer Awareness Day!
Today is observed all over as National Cancer Awareness Day.
To go into combative mode against this disease,!

There are Three million cases of cancer in the country
With more than a million new cases arising every year.
Two-thirds of cancer cases  diagnosed at  advanced stage,
Reducing chances of survival. Unfortunate my wife a victim!

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ONION IS NOT OXYGEN!

Onion is not oxygen!

We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when onions begin to rot!

In the days of spiralling inflation, when the cost of living soars, when the prices of milk to maida, banana to brinjal, carrot to capsicum, mango to melon skyrocket day by day, the middle class people are the worst hit. Governments and the party in power say they make all-out efforts to contain the prices. Economists quote several factors for price raise. The Opposition parties protest government policies for the pathetic conditions of the people but secretly welcome the difficult times so that they can win the next elections.

Maybe, what cannot be cured must be endured! But I use to wonder whether there is anything in the world that cannot be cured. When I was in my teens six decades ago, I was living at Karaikudi, a part of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu, where the dominant community was indeed rich, orthodox, highly philanthropic and well educated. I used to go out with my mother to the weekly shandy and distinctly remember her purchasing the weekly requirements of vegetables for a family of five for less than a rupee. The womenfolk of that dominant community of Chettinad would boycott any shop in the shandy if the cost there was a little higher than in the other shops. The way they treated the shop keeper charging a higher price was unique and the result was that the town was comparatively cheap and life was smooth. All due to the ‘will to resist’ on the part of housewives.

Sixty years since then, when I find myself helpless managing my household expenses, I wonder whether bringing down the cost of things rests with the government alone or, as an individual, can I have any influence on the uncontrolled rising costs?

I remember my walking without footwear to college, a distance of 8 km. one way. Today, my son wants a scooter to go to school, hardly a kilometre away. Do I ever care to go by bus instead of my two/four-wheeler?

Do I resist purchasing onion at Rs. 80 or tomato at Rs. 50 a kg? Onion is not oxygen without which I cannot breathe! Supposing people do not purchase beans at Rs. 70 a kg, how long would the shopkeeper keep the vegetable on his shelves? — right from the wholesale merchant to my street vendor? If office-goers as a class desist using their petrol/diesel vehicles and choose public conveyance, won’t petrol price come down? If we boycott the auto drivers charging an unreasonably high fare, can they continue forever by fleecing the people?

Yes, onion is not oxygen! We cannot live without oxygen but we sure can without onion! Prices cannot go up when it begins to rot!

The writer’s email: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com)

PS: Normally in principle I do not repeat any post for a second time! This ofcourse is not a second post in the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS but posting what appeared in the OPEN PAGE of  the leading NEWS PAPER which I am accustomed to read for the past SEVEN DECADES – as a student at 10 th year of age not knowing the significance of any news, views, language used and so on. But I must admit that I could improve my English language by reading this NEWS PAPER right from my boyhood at the instance of my TEACHER – FATHER. Cost of this  Newspaper was TWO ANNAS- of those days! I look with pride my  100 and more LETTERS TO THE EDITOR COLUMN during 1975-1978! On 31st August 2013, when the above artcle was published in the OPEN PAGE, my joy knew no bounds and I felt as if I have secured a NOBEL AWARD! THis is the article I have reproduced as this WEEK”S SUNDAY STORY-1772nd Post  I am sure you – my esteemed viewers – will enjoy and give me your feedback. My mind has green memories of the REVIEW this paper made  of my TRANSLATION OF TELUGU  PANCHARATNA KEERTHANAS of Saint Poet THYAGAYYA into Tamil (available in the form of a CD -produced by the famous Carnatic music team of Madurai- vocal Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Violin Sri Sachidanandam, Mridangam Dr. Thyagarajan) which was greatly admired by our former Scientist President of INDIA DR. APJ Abdul Kalam.

WORLD STROKE DAY- October 29th

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Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-Lord The Almighty
In HIS own wisdom created all the living beings on earth
To live in health and happiness, peace and plenty, joy and harmony
Yet to constantly think of HIM has also created ill health and diseases!

One way of punishing the people for the sins committed knowingly
Or unknowingly is to make them suffer with some disease-unfortunate.
One such is STROKE- kills not but makes one suffer a lot untold indeed.
Twenty Ninth October is World Stroke Day- observed all over the world.

To raise public awareness of the steps we can take to reduce our risk,
Campaign’s commitment to ‘Cut Stroke in Half’ as a theme this year brisk
To pursue and make the world to take steps to cut the stroke risk to less
Than half and ultimately nil. Let us all resolve to work for it this day.