CPC MEET JULY 2017

 

Young Poet S. Nivetha presenting her poem in the CPC Seminar last.

 

A very interesting observation by a great scientist reads: “Art and literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and society a rocket!”.

How true it has been proved! There are no eyes to enjoy the magnificent mountains and veritable valleys, beautiful night sky and ever bright stars, fantastic fauna and fanciful flora, dancing daffodils and revealing roses! There are no ears to listen to the melodies of nature, ennobling music and roaring sound of the waves along the coast of Bay of Bengal or Atlantic Ocean! No time to enjoy the reverberating flow of Ganges waters in the Himalayas and stirring verses from the Vedas and Upanishads, Quoran and Bible!

Fast moving vehicles, fast food, fast life- every thing fast- no time to stand and stare!

Notwithstanding the above scenario, there are silver lining in the literary world where we see the poetry lovers play viewers and prose gluttons  do go in search of journals and nooks, Meets and Seminars.

Here is one lovely organization called CHENNAI POETS CIRCLE where the members meet every month to present poems, analyze and discuss, organize annual Seminars where anthology is released, poems and papers on poetry are presented.

In the last CPC  Meet held on 22nd July, I had the pleasure of participation along wit Ms. S. Nivetha, youngest poet to present her poem.

Here is a news coverage in the neighborhood newspaper ANNA NAGAR TIMES dated July 30th-August 5th 2017:

“17 year old S. nivetha, resident of 12/1045, Jeevan bima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension presented her poem –‘WINGS OF FRIENDS’- at the Chennai Poets’ Circle in the Meet held on 22nd July 2017, in Defence Officers’ Colony Ekkattuththangal.

She was the youngest poet at the Meet.

Her grand father N V Subbaraman also presented his poem ‘Freedom He Resented’ at the Meet.

Nivetha is pursuing her graduate cource in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Contact number is 2654 4950.

Here is her poem:

WINGS OF FRIENDS!

We cannot gather all in one place

To have a wonderful joy and peace.

All our fast and great memories on

Like that of the nice, fast moving fan.

Miles and miles to go walking with friends

The distance of those miles never ends.

Full of pleasure in joyous wings of friends

Seen in all shapes and colors of kinds!

Love of the friend can’t be got from all

That flows through like Naigara falls.

God creates and gives us friends great sure

For us to keep all our lives quite pure!

 

Nivetha with her India Book of RECORDS for CHILDREN certificate

Here is my poem:

FREEDOM HE RESENTED!

DREADED DEATH

What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!

Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!

In one’s life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!

Man’s greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!

Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!

Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!

Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!

Poets indeed are ambassadors of peace

All of us in Chennai Poets Circle never cease

To promote peace and harmony among all

One such great who left us all was indeed tall!

 

Dr. Nithie Victor felt that his work and purpose

On earth was over and never felt nervous

Reached his heavenly abode enjoying rest

Among the members he was one of the best!

 

***HE RESENTED FREEDOM –

Freedom for each one to act his whim

Free to spit, excrete, hit or spit

To mob, disrupt, beget, beset

To beat the wife, treat her as housemaid

Or make a matchstick of her

Build where you shouldn’t, break what you shouldn’t

To dump the rubbish by another’s wall

Joy through speakers-eardrums pounded

Khaki-clad to browbeat and extract

To trade justice for filthy lucre

To promise voters, feather own nest

For caste, creed and tongue to ramp.

 

A free-for- all on city’s arteries

Where wheels and feet, cattle and hawkers

Cheek by jowl, the right of way contest

A jungle wherein might is right;

To block the road, processionists,

A striking group and irate mob or e’en

A corpse on its last journey-

Freedom’s final fling!

 

The freedom of society is dead

Long live the freedom of the individuals!

 

That is Dr. Nithie Victor-may he from his

Heavenly abode guide the Poets and this

Chennai Poets Circle!

***

This is a part of a poem that was written by Dr. Nithie Victor and published in the WORLD POETRY 1999 published by Bhishma Pithamaha Dr. Krishna Srinivas who was editing purely English Poetry monthly journal for more than 50 years and he passed away at his 92nd year almost a decade ago.

 

In deference to the desire of Sundararajan I am posting in this Forum. Thanks.

Dr. Nithie Victor  was a senior poet member in the circle for long and he is no more. Silence was observed nd later this poem was presented.

Other poets attended presented their poems absolutely great and interesting.

INDIA POETRY CIRCLE was discussed in detail and the CPC members share their poems with the IPC a more wider and vast set up.

The senior Poet Shri Jairam Seshadri proved a very pleasant host where his two pet dogs received the guests very lovingly!

 

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Jairam Seshadri’s pets receiving the guests for the occasion.

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,02,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 122nd view at 23.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday  the 12th August 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND TWO THOUSAND (1,02,000) on the 876th day and 941st post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.

 

Yet another pleasant information:

Editor of INDIAN PERIODICAL informs:

Your submission has been posted in our latest issue, twitter and Facebook page. Check links below.

http://indianperiodical.com/

http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/

https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine

https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical

Regards

Siddharth

Kindly click the second link, go to the contents, view the article  on MAHAKAVI BHARATHIYAR-, place your response  in the spce provided below the article for the benefit of others.Thanks.

N V Subbaraman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY ‘E books’ in Amazon!

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Amazing Amazon published my books through KINDLE
Five in number very interesting-thoughts kindled
Fifty percent of Royalty when received will go
To the orphanage as is the practice to show!

 

Here are the book names with links for easy access

1. Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters – http://amzn.to/2t7ovi8
2. Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku – http://amzn.to/2u0vbS8
3. Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar – http://amzn.to/2vtsne0
4. Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year – http://amzn.to/2u0Jx56
5. Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions  – http://amzn.to/2tioDiZ

 

 

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Envius Poems Volume 1: 50 poems on the significant days of the year Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

Amazon E booksKindle edition Rs.64/-

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A collection of poems written to ruminate on the significant days of the year.

 

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Envius Poems – Vol II: 44 poems for various occasions (Prayer series) Kindle Edition

by Subbaraman NV (Author)

A collection of poems that includes prayers for many professions and occasions. Thousands of Envius Thoughts readers have found succor in reading and re-reading these poems. Now collected in a book.

 

Kindle Edition Rs.64/-

 

 

 

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Mystic Moon Marvels: A collection of haiku Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

 

“The poet Subbaraman’s haiku are exactly haiku originating in Japan. But in Japan, there is no concept of rhyme; thus his rhymed haiku surpass Japanese haiku in beauty. The beauty of both the contents and the form ogf his haiku is worth esteeming very highly.”
~ Prof. Dr. Kazuyosi Ikeda Ph.D; D. Sc; D. Litt; D. Cult; D. Envir. Sc; Osaka, Japan

 

 

Kindle $ 1.85

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Cuckoo’s Song: Kuyil Pattu by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyar Kindle Edition

by Subramanya Bharathi (Author), NV Subbaraman (Translator)

Mahakavi Bharathiyar,( 1882-1921) one of the greatest national poets from Tamilnadu is a multi faceted personality. Through his inspiring poems raised the people of Tamilnadu against the British which ultimately resulted in Indian Independence. He has to his credit a number of epics and “cuckoos song” is one such. The readers especially English knowing devotees of Bharathi will enjoy every bit of this epic poem translated into English.

 

 

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Voice of Ramana: Fragrant Garland of Letters Kindle Edition

by NV Subbaraman (Author)

Bhagawan Ramana, the Saint of Thiruvannamalai, world renowned philosopher saint is the repository of all wisdom and has many works to his credit. One is his Akshara Mana Mala which has been acclaimed as one of the best. Here is the work translated into English in Haiku/ Tanka format for Ramana’s devotees to read and enjoy.

NV Subbaraman (1)

 

Kindle price$.93

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50% of the Royalty will be donated as per the practice of the author, to an orphanage/old age home near Chennai.

 

 

 

TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 18

 

LOOKING BACK

With a pardonable pride, I look back on my 835 day long journey in the world of BLOGGING and offer my prayers to the Lord Almighty, Goddess of Learning and Studies SARASWATHI who has been guiding me in my pilgrimage in the blogosphere. I express my sincere thanks to my 95000 viewers and 200 followers from more than 210 countries! I must be grateful to the originator of my blogging activities WORD PRESS through whom my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is journeying gloriously.
Yes today it is 835th day and of my life as a blogger and today’s post is 900th!
But for the grace of Lord Almighty and the support of the viewers, I shudder to think of maintaining a blog for continuous 835 days without a day’s break and number of posts touching NINE HUNDRED!
As my every viewer is aware of, every 50th post will carry TALE OF THE BLOGGER that will be a Sunday story and thus this 900th post is naturally the TALE OF A BLOGGER PART 18!
Blogging is extremely interesting, highly inspiring and fiercely challenging! Maintaining a blog for 835 continuous days with 900 posts is indeed intellectually intriguing, mentally menacing and physically penetrating! But the enthusiasm showered by the daily views and responses and comments to the posts give the blogger strange strength that can sustain for the whole life time!
For a person BLOGGING is a PASSION, the day’s and overall views is nutritious food, effective tonic and benevolent beverage!
Average views per day and post exceeding ONE HUNDRED prompts the BLOGGER to continue with the unabated interest and enthusiasm. Kindly have a look at the figures since the last TALE 50 posts earlier.
On the Tale 17- 850th post on 786th day overall view score was 90399.
90000 11/5/2017 – 847th post on the 783rd day
91000 20/5/2017 – 856th post on the 792nd day
92000 29/5/2017 – 865th post on the 801st day
93000 07/6/2017 – 874th post on the 810th day
94000 17/6/2017 – 884th post on the 820th day
95000 26/6/2017 – 894th post on the 829th day.

Being a passionate blogger, I am extremely sensitive to the increasing views day wise and cumulative as that I deem it to be an important INDEX for the popularity of any BLOG.
Whenever any day’s view goes below 100, I feel disappointed and deeply think about how to make the Blog more interesting to the viewers.
Since the last Tale Seventeen posted on 14th May 17, not much of water has flown under the Ganges and days pass on with the routines
of my life.

CUTS AND WOUND

It has become  a fashion of the day to grow moustache and beard in the young and old, in different shapes and styles. We see a lot of news in the magazines and newspapers! To me unshaven face presents a melancholic look and sickly appearance!? One of the posts I made is titled “CUTS AND WOUND”-post on 29th June in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com. I thought people have no time to have a shave and hence they grow; but trimming needs more time and patience than straight away shaving! As for me, while I was in service I used to have alternate day shaving and post retirement 16 years ago, I have made it a point to have a shave on all the dates that are in multiples of 3 unless that day happens to be an auspicious/inauspicious day according to our religious principles and practices. I had a very unpleasant experience on 24th June when I had a cut with my razor resulting in skipping my 27th June shaving. I wanted to share this with my viewers in a lighter veign and that was the cause of my post on “CUTS AND WOUND”. When my friends asked me on 27 tha and 28th for my melancholic look. I told them to read my post in my Blog!!!! Yes on 30th I could resume my tryst with my razor! There are three types of CUTS-one CUT and PASTE in Computer language leading to plagiarism many a time unnoticed by the world. Second is CUT AND WOUND with a razor and a new blade as I had on 24th and the third is more cruel- CUT AND WOUND others with thoughts, words and deeds which leaves a permanent mark on others -to be avoided at all costs!

NIVETHA in INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN
My esteemed viewers could not have forgotten about my ward 17 year old S. Nivetha has just joined a local, famous women’s college for a degree BCA.
Last year she attended along with me as one of the invited Delegate for the International Multilingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada on 13/14th November 2016. She was the youngest poet delegate to present her poem titled FRIENDSHIP- VALUES AND VIRTUES in the Meet and that indeed found her in the INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN – a book of records valued as GUINNESS book here. Here is a small album made out on the occasion which I am sharing now with you all.

INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN

A mini album of S.Nivetha

It started like this on 13/14th November 2016 at Vijayawada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.Nivetha with her “INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN” CERTIFICATE.

Mogappair Mail newspaper dated 18th June reports…….

Nivetha in In Indian Book of Records

17 year old S.Nivetha of Jeevan Bima Nagar, Anna Nagar West Extension has entered  into the Indian Book of Records for Children for her achievement  as the “youngest to participate in the International Multilingual Ports Meet held in Vijayawada.

ANNA NAGAR TIMES News Paper of 18/6/17 carries the following News

Girl from Jeevan Bhima Nagar enters ‘India Book of Records’ 17-year-old S. Nivetha (resident of 12/1045, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension) has got her name entered in India Book of Records for being the youngest poet to participate in the International Meet for Poets which was held recently in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

And came to a grand finale thus with a great honor visiting!

NIVETHA’S BLOG

Nivetha has opened a blog of her own through wordpress and sent a communication to many of the poets delegates who attended the Meet at Vijayawada:

Respected Poets,
Please read my blog Nivethalive in https://Nivethalive.wordpress.com
and respond by your suggestions to improve my Blog.
Thanks
Yours
S. Nivetha

She posts almost daily a poem in English in her own way on her chosen topic aided with suitable pictures and in a style of her own. She has her own followers and she is nearing the overall view score of Three Thousand (3000) in her 35 posts so far!

TRYST WITH “INDIAN PERIODICAL”

“Indian Periodical” is a standard e magazine with weekly updating- being edited and published on all Sundays by Delhi based scholar Shri Siddarth Sehgal. It was on 31st July 2016- that the magazine published its interview with me in its ‘PERSON OF THE WEEK’ feature which is the second most viewed article so far -views nearing 4000. Since then, every week they have been publishing my translated articles on Thiruvalluvar and now for the past more than 10 weeks my translated poems of Mahakavi Bharathiyar. Every week in my Sunday and Monday posts I give the link to enable the esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS to read great Tamil scholars. I am glad that many read and respond. I am grateful to all of them.

“AADHAR AND PAN” LINKING

As responsible citizens of India, we have to abide by the rules and regulations governing Income Tax payment. It is required we have to link AAdhAAr and PAN. Here is a very useful information on the same.

The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1, 2017. The revenue department has stated that “every person who has been allotted PAN as on July 1, 2017, and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the principal director general of income tax (systems) or DGIT (systems)”.
Here’s how to link our Aadhaar number with PAN:

Where to link Aadhaar with PAN?
The linking should be done in the Income Tax department’s e-filing website http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. There is no need to login or be registered on. This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN.
To link go to http://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link on the left pane: Link Aadhaar. Provide the PAN and Aadhaar numbers, enter your name exactly as given in the Aadhaar card, avoiding an spelling mistakes and click submit. After verification from the UIDAI, the linking will be confirmed.
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This much is this TALE OF THE BLOGGER 18.
We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning. Thanks.

(TO BE CONTINUED)

INDIAN PERIODICAL
Editor informs
Your submission has been posted in our latest issue, twitter and Facebook page. Check links below.
http://indianperiodical.com/

http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/
https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine
https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical
Regards
Siddharth
Kindly click the second link and make your response in the space below the article for the benefit of other readers.
N V Subbaraman

CPC MEET !

 

CPC May monthly Meet-27/5/17 Shri Jairam Seshadri and Shri B. Jayaraman

I have on 31st January 2017 exhaustively dealt with the great activities of the CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com under the caption AMIDST THE AMBASSADORS OF PEACE (available in January 2017 archives of the Blog).
There are indeed many literary organizations in the country that provides sufficient food for the ever hungry lovers of literature- beyond region and religion, language and culture.
In Chennai-the great seat of education and research, culture and civilization, literary activities of all hues and shades- is blessed with CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE which has been in active existence for the past FOURTEEN years.
Poet Members are professionals like Chartered Accountants, Bankers, Insurance Managers, academicians and so on.
They meet regularly in turn in the members’ premises promoting literary and social wellbeing and present poems and have discussions on the theme content and form. A couple of hours a month spent on literary discussions indeed rejuvenate the minds and intellect of the participants.
In the latest Meet held on the premises of Shri Jairam Seshadri who is Chartered Accountant having returned home after several years spent in UK, USA and Canada – away from the Punya Bhoomi finds himself wanting to write more. He is in Defence Officers Colony, Chennai.
He writes poetry to vent emotion that needs venting; poems serve as a catheter for the overflow and all that brews within.
Hospitality to the participant poets displayed was indeed great and enjoyed by all.
The Meet on May 27th in one of the hottest days in the city, was no longer hot inside the Meet because of the overwhelming love and respect. Cool breeze that came out of the poems presented made the participants quite comfortable and pleasant.
The meet started with the presentation of the young Poet S. Nivetha, awaiting admission for the first year of the undergraduate studies in one of the womens’ colleges in the city. She is good at drawing and she is a cartoonist. She writes prose and verse in English. She has attended the International Multilingual Poets meet held in Vijayawada on 13th and 14th November 2017. She was the youngest poet delegate and presented her poem from the Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 titled FRIENDSHIP-VIRTUES AND VALUES.
She also participated in the Annual potry seminar organized by he Chennai Poets’ Circle in Chennai on 29th January 2017.and presented her poen titled SISTER,OH, SISTER which was well received by other poets
She was interviewd by the Management magazine IMPACT in its special silver jubilee issue and published under the caption “INTERVIEW WITH A YOUNG ACHIEVER”

She is being included in the INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN to be published soon from Zirakpur, Punjab.

.She presented her acrostic poem

SUMMER DAYS WITH FRIENDS

Summer is out waiting for us to wade
Umbrella in my hand to give a shade
Monsoon and rain dreams often at the end
Making a plan to go with all my friend(s)
E very summer day is to be hot
Roaming in Sun right my mom ever shouts.

Days pass without our moving out in Sun
Awaiting my friends to share my sweet bun
Yet they find it so difficult to walk
Sitting in a/c room in house and talk!

Watching at the window I dream of rain
Idea is to go out and get drained
Thinking of the Sun my friends rest at house
Having computer and moving the mouse.

Making strange ideas – innovation
Yet need support from my friends with passion

Finding new food stuffs to eat I make now
Reducing fat my aim I bend and bow
Intake of more rest of my summer bad
Evening comes to make my life enjoy
Never my mind should become dull and sad
Declining waste of time and improve a ploy
Sharing my views with friends give a great joy.

I presented my poem “MARVEL IS THY CREATION”.

Hills are lovely, Dales are beautiful
River is lovely, fishes are beautiful
Sea is lovely, waves are beautiful
Sky is lovely, stars are beatiful
Tree is lovely, flowers are beautiful!

Beautiful is the sky lark, lovely is the peacock
Beautiful are the birds, lovely are the animals-deers and dogs!

Beautiful nature is always beautiful
Oh! It is all Thy wonderful creation!

Even
Rain is lovely, fire is beautiful
Storm is lovely, volcano is beautiful
Thunder is melodious, lightning is pleasing!
Nature’s fury is a thing of beauty!

Bed of roses and scent around it
Blade of grass and dews upon it
Rise of moon and stars above it
Oh! It’s all the marvels of Thy creation!

Here is a child with crippled foot
There is a boy with cruel mind
Here is a man with dishonest deeds
There is a woman with a lustful eyes!

He has eyes, yet blind
She has ears, yet deaf
She has hands, yet lame
Yonder Thou art witnessing all!

Mend their ways or end their deeds
Make them honest – make them healthy
Help us live in peace and amity!

All the poems presented by the participating poets were well received and the Meet came to an end very very pleasantly.

This much is for the Sunday story this week. We shall continue to meet every day.Thanks.

Poet Jairam Seshadri has two beloved pets – nice to see, touch, well disciplined and brought up great! Have a look at the same here:

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Nivetha in CPC Annual Seminar on 29th January 2017.

 

Nivetha presenting a poem on May CPC Meet on 27th.

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindly read this young achiever’s Blog in https://nivethalive.wordpress.com and respond.

 

INDIAN PERIODICAL

My article on Bharathiyar’s “FREEDOM-SPARROW’ duly translated in English, kindly read by clicking the second link and choosing BHARATHIYAR-FREEDOM and kindly make your comment below the article itself where the space is provided that will help others readers to know about your opinion. Thanks.

Your submission has been posted in our latest issue, twitter and Facebook page. Check links below.
http://indianperiodical.com/
http://indianperiodical.com/2016/09/list-of-contents/
https://www.facebook.com/IndianPeriodicalmagazine
https://twitter.com/IndPeriodical

TALE OF A BLOGGER PART 17

N V Subbaraman in Goa in front of the famous Church

Introduction

50. 100, 150. 200,
250, 300, 350, 400,
450, 500, 550, 600,
650,700, 750, 800
850!!!!!!
Yes, I am sure my esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com may readily recollect that these figures indicate the posts on which the TALE OF A BLOGGER appeared. It was so designed that there will be one TALE for every 50th post and thus so far there have been SIXTEEN TALES OF A BLOGGER from Number 1 @50th and Number 16 @800th! And today it is 850th post and naturally TALE OF A BLOGGER Part 17 is on your computer screen!

JOURNEY OF THE VIEWS

With the grace of the Goddess of Learning Shri Saraswathi sitting on the white petals of the Lotus with her Veena on HER hands, the grace of Saint Thiruvalluvar, Bharathiyar and Mahatma Gandhi and the support of more than 89000 viewers from more than 200 countries, the Tale of A Blogger continues and today it is Part 17 heralding the EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH (850th) post in 787 days.
Esteemed viewers may kindly recollect Part 16 on the 800th post was published on 23rd March 2017.

23rd March overall view score 83493- 796th post in 734 days.
84000 crossed on 26/3/2017-800th post in 737 days.
85000 03/4/2017-808th post in 745 days
86000 10/4/2017-815th post in 752 days.
87000 19/4/2017-824th post in 761 days.
88000 26/4/2017-831st post in 768 days.
89000 04/5/2017-839th post in 776 days.
90000
Many of our esteemed viewers were wishing for crossing the ONE LAKH mark and hopefully their wish will become a reality before 31st July 2017!(which day happens to be the start of my 77th year of age!)
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS PAPERS
Two of the neighborhood newspapers brought out news on crossing 87000 views and that was communicated through this Blog. To repeat

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This is in ANNA NAGAR TIMES dated 3rd April 2017.

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THIS IS MOGAPPAIR MAIL dated 23/4/2017.
BACK TO THE VIEWS
Between Part 16 and Part 17, the average views per day is consistently above 100 and the maximum was 222 on 27th March.
More than 150 views were registered on the following days:
1st May 2017 773rd day and 836th post 208 views
23rd April 2017 765th day and 828th post 177 views.
3rd April .2017 745th day and 808th post 160 views.
21st April 2017 763rd day and 826th post 155 views.
9th April 2017 751st day and 814th post 152 views.

This Blogging has become a passion for me and as such I spend quite some time on this every day. I have already mentioned that looking at the statistics and recording the same in my diary has become a routine. Many a time, I ruminate about the purpose and the effect of my postings, how best to improve upon the theme, content and expression that can have a better impact over my esteemed viewers from more than 200 countries.
I used to analyze my earlier and past postings.
ABOUT A FEW VIEWERS

I gauge this from the responses I receive from my viewers and I am really proud that there are quite a few viewers who look for four a.m for the scheduled post appear on the screen! Out of the several, some are very vocal and express on a daily basis their views on the Blog. I thought it fit and interesting to others and hence consolidate and post as Sunday stories under different heads as below:
Viewer’s View of ENVIUS THOUGHTS (in several parts- of Shri OKR Sivanganam)
Voice of the Viewer on ENVIUS THOUGHTS (in a few parts of Shri Rajeev Jha from Bhagalpur))
A journalist’s view of ENVIUS THOUGHTS (of Shri Muthu Aiyer from Hyderabad)
Uthaya’s view on ENVIUS Thoughts (of Shri PH Uthayamurthy from Bangalore)
LICsian’s View on ENvius Thoughts (of Shri T Chandra Sekara Reddy from Kadapa)
Ramamurthi on Envius Thoughts (of Shri Ramamurthi from Bangalore)
Jagan on Envius Thoughts (of Shri Jagannathan from Chennai)
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Some time ago, I wrote a PRAYER series out of which “A CANCER PATIENT’S PRAYER” is a regular lead by many and it occupies the TOP position of VIEWS TOPICWISE.
Yes total number of Views as of now is 16731 out 0r 89000. Almost 20%.
Second highest is again related to my post on CANCER- NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS’ DAY (USA) which has a view score of 8812 as of now- more than 10% of the total view.
There are Cancer Patients/Cancer survivors who find reading this post giving solace and comfort. I also pray for their wellbeing. With a heavy-very heavy-heart, I recollect my beloved wife suffering with cancer for a few moths and succumbing to the deadly decease on that fateful day 20th August 2014.
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SUMMER IN CHENNAI
Summer in Chennai is awful-not less than 40 degrees in the last quite a few days. Practically confined to home- what else to expect from a person in his 76+ !!!!!!! Early morning walk, morning temple visit, post sunset a twenty minute outing to enjoy fresh air- away from the electric fan and the AC!

CELEBRATING THYAGARAJA

“Entharo mahanubhaavulu andhariki vandhanamu”
1767-2017.

One of the greatest Saint Poets Tamilnadu has seen is Thyagabrahmam- a great devotee of Lord Rama on whom the poet has written and sung hundreds and hundreds of keerthanas in Telugu is 250 years now.
He was serving Rama and spent all his time in Ramasmarana having been born in 1767. He was born in Tiruvarur and spent his time on the banks of THIRUVAIYARU- in Thanjavur district.
I happily recollect the appreciation my Tamil translation of Thyagayya’s Telugu PANCHA RATHNA KEERTHANAS- FIVE PEARLS OF HIS OFFERINGS- first of its kind in Tamil- from our former President Dr. Abdul Kalam who visited the house of the musicians who brought out the CD of Tamil keerthanas, asked them to sing, had dinner with them in Madurai.

Dr. Abdul Kalam with the musicians in their Madurai residence.

A detailed story you can read from the archives of ENVIUS THOUGHTS here in https://nvsr.wordpress.com under the caption “A GREAT DAY WITH DR. ABDUL KALAM”. I am glad that the Tamil version is being rendered in many places including US. It is all the will and gift of Goddess of LEARNING SARASWATHI.
During the 4 day Thyagabramma festival being conducted on the banks of the CAUVERY river in Thiruvaiyaru a holy and sacred village near Thanjavur in Tamilnadu( where I started my career as A MATHEMATICS-ENGLISH teacher in the year 1961-62 in the centenarian School ) musicians from all over the globe participate –including John Higgins of yesteryear from US.-
Thanks my dear viewers, I stop for the part 17 of the TALE.

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RABINDRANATH TAGORE DAY IS TODAY- 7th May

 

 

OUR MOTHERLAND

India that is my Bharath is my sacred and holy Motherland. One of the oldest countries on earth- its age cannot be assessed-it is timeless, beyond times, its culture, civilization, languages, principles, practices, philosophy and so on.
What is deemed to be modern Science or Mathematics, Economics or Commerce, Engineering or Medicine they were all in the day to day use of ancient India!
The great languages and precious literature were part of this land! West looking for this East for peace and composure, thoughts-religious and spiritual is as ancient as our Motherland.

HISTORY MAKERS OF INDIA

Let us have a glance at the ancient personalities who made our country great through their contribution from the days of yore in various fields of human  activities and welfare:

Sushruta (600 BCE)
Born to sage Vishwamitra, Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago, he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose), 12 types of fractures, 6 types of dislocations, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Author of the book “Sushruta Samhita”, in which he describes over 300 surgical procedures and 125 surgical instruments, including scalpels, lancets, needles, catheters and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse’s hair as thread and fibers of bark.

BharadwajaAlso known as Bharadwaj Gotra, a descendant of rishi Angira (vedic sage who wrote most of the Atharva Veda). Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana (in the epic Ramayana) met many rishis and sages including Bharadwaja.

Acharya Bharadwaja authored the ” Yantra Sarvasva ” which includes astonishing and outstanding discoveries in aviation science, space science and flying machines. He has described three categories of flying machines: (1) One that flies on earth from one place to another. (2) One that travels from one planet to another. (3) And one that travels from one universe to another.
Kashyap
An ancient rishi, the Saptarishi. He was the father of the Devas, Asuras, and all humankind. He was the son of Marichi and Aditi.
Patanjali (200 BCE)
Called the father of Yoga. The Science of Yoga is one of several unique contributions of India to the world. It seeks to discover and realize the ultimate Reality through yogic practices. Acharya Patanjali , the founder, hailed from the district of Gonda (Ganara) in Uttar Pradesh . He prescribed the control of prana (life breath) as the means to control the body, mind and soul. This subsequently rewards one with good health and inner happiness.
Acharya Patanjali ‘s 84 yogic postures effectively enhance the efficiency of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems and many other organs of the body. Yoga has eight limbs where Acharya Patanjali shows the attainment of the ultimate bliss of God in samadhi through the disciplines of: yam, niyam, asan, pranayam, pratyahar, dhyan and dharna.
Kanad (600 BCE)Founder of Atomic Theory. As the founder of “Vaisheshik Darshan” – one of six principal philosophies of India – Acharya Kanad was a genius in philosophy. He is believed to have been born in Prabhas Kshetra near Dwarika in Gujarat. He was the pioneer expounder of realism, law of causation and the atomic theory. He has classified all the objects of creation into nine elements, namely: earth, water, light, wind, ether, time, space, mind and soul. He says, “Every object of creation is made of atoms which in turn connect with each other to form molecules.” His statement ushered in the Atomic Theory for the first time ever in the world, nearly 2,500 years before John Dalton . Kanad has also described the dimension and motion of atoms and their chemical reactions with each other. The eminent historian, T.N. Colebrook , has said, “Compared to the scientists of Europe, Kanad and other Indian scientists were the global masters of this field.”
Kapila (3000 BCE)
Called the Father of Cosmology. Acharya Kapil was born in 3000 BCE to the illustrious sage Kardam and Devhuti. He also gifted the world with the Sankhya School of Thought. His pioneering work threw light on the nature and principles of the ultimate Soul (Purusha), primal matter (Prakruti) and creation. His concept of transformation of energy and profound commentaries on atma, non-atma and the subtle elements of the cosmos places him in an elite class of master achievers – incomparable to the discoveries of other cosmologists. On his assertion that Prakruti, with the inspiration of Purusha, is the mother of cosmic creation and all energies.
Bhaskaracharya He calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days. Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya’s mathematical works called “Lilavati” and “Bijaganita” are considered to be unparalleled. In his treatise “Siddhant Shiromani” he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the “Surya Siddhant” he makes a note on the force of gravity: “Objects fall on earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction.” Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton.

Chanakya (370–283 BCE)
Chanakya or Vishnu Gupta or Kautilya (his gotra) was a teacher to the first Maurya Emperor Chandragupta – the first emperor in the archaeologically recorded history to rule the complete Indian Subcontinent.
He authored the ancient Indian political treatise called Arthasastra. Chanakya is considered as the pioneer of the field of economics and political science and his work is thought of as an important precursor to Classical Economics. Chanakya’s works predate Machiavelli’s by about 1,800 years. Chanakya was a teacher in Takshashila, an ancient centre of learning.
Vatsyayana
A Hindu philosopher who lived during the reign of the Gupta Empire (4th – 6th century AD), is believed to be the author of the Kama Sutra. In the second chapter , Vatsyayana describes 64 kama-kalas, or ways to make love. These are not 64 positions, but the categories of different modes of lovemaking, namely ’embracing, kissing, scratching, biting, the positions, moaning, the woman playing the man’s part, and oral sex.’ As each of these modes of sex is supposed to have eight different particular manifestations, there are thus sixty-four ways in which a man or woman could be said to be having sex in its broadest sense. But kama-kalas are not just tools for successful love making, they also lie at the heart of what constitutes an educated man.

Valmiki
The famous poet and the author of the epic Ramayana.

Panini (600 BCE)Panini is known for his Sanskrit grammar, particularly for his formulation of the 3,959 rules of Sanskrit syntax and grammar known as Ashtadhyayi (“eight chapters”), the foundational text of the grammatical branch of the Vedanga, the auxiliary scholarly disciplines of Vedic religion.
Nagarjuna (100 CE)Born in the village of Baluka in Madhya Pradesh, his dedicated research produced maiden discoveries and inventions in the faculties of chemistry and metallurgy, like “Ras Ratnakar”, “Rashrudaya” and “Rasendramangal”. As the author of medical books like “Arogyamanjari” and “Yogasar,” he also made significant contributions to the field of curative medicine. He was appointed as Chancellor of the famous University of Nalanda.

Vashishtha
One of the Saptarishis. He was the Maanasa-putra (“a brain child”) of Brahma. He possessed the divine cow known as Kamadhenu and the Kamadhenu’s child Nandini. Vashishtha is the author of some parts in the Rigveda.

Jaimini
An ancient rishi, a great philosopher of the Mimansa school. He was the son of wandering rishi Parashara, and a disciple of Veda Vyasa.

Varahamihira (499-587 CE)Varahamihir’s book “panch siddhant”, noted that the moon and planets are lustrous not because of their own light but due to sunlight. In the “Bruhad Samhita” and “Bruhad Jatak”, he has revealed his discoveries in the domains of geography, constellation, science, botany and animal science. In his treatise on botanical science, Varahamihir presents cures for various diseases afflicting plants and trees.
Some of the other sages were:
Astika (the son of Manasa and Jaratkaru, the Vyasa of the twenty-seventh Dwapara) Atri (A legendary scholar and a son of Brahma – a Sapta Rishi)
Bhrigu (One of the Saptarishis and one of the Prajapatis (and Maanasa Putra – a brain child) that Brahma created as facilitators of creation)
Kraustuki (Markandeya’s disciple)
Kripacharya (an important character in the Mahabharata; one of the Chiranjivin (the “immortals”).
Marichi (The son of Brahma and also one of the Saptarishis)
Narada (A divine sage (son of Brahma) in the Vaishnava tradition)
Paráshara (A Rigvedic Maharishi and author of many ancient Indian texts. He was the grandson of Vasishtha and the author of some verses in the Rigveda)
Prahlada (amahajana – that is, a “great devotee”, in the puranic Vaishnava traditions).
Pulatsya (One of the ten Prajapatis – sons of Brahma, and one of the Saptarishis. He was the spiritual vibration through the power of which some texts of the Puranas were written)
Shukra (son of Bhrigu)
Vaishampayana (the original teacher of the Black Yajur-Veda)
Yajnavalkya (A legendary ancient sage, a pupil of Vaishampayana)
There are several notable female rishikas who contributed to the composition of the Vedic scriptures. The Rig Veda mentions Romasha, Lopamudra, Apala, Kadru, Visvavara, Ghosha, Juhu, Vagambhrini, Paulomi, Yami, Indrani, Savitri, and Devajami. The Sama Veda adds Nodha, Akrishtabhasha, Sikatanivavari and Gaupayana.
India’s other contributions to the world:
India’s greatest gift to Humanity – Mathematical innovations include ZERO; use of DECIMAL NUMBERS and DICE.
Budhayana explained in the 6th century, the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem, long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India; Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century; The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were (10 to the power of 6) whereas Hindus used numbers as big as (10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012 (10 to the power of 12).
By 1,500 BC, Indians used figures like square, circle, rectangle, angles, triangle, fractions, algebraic formulae and astronomy and metaphysics.
The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 BC a beautiful lake called ‘Sudarshana’ was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya’s time.
Originated in India – Pharmacology, brain surgery, medicine, artificial colors and glazes, metallurgy, re-crystallization, chemistry, textile production, hydraulic engineering, water powered devices, etc.

NOBEL LAUREATES

There are several success stories like Rabindranath Tagore (1913 Nobel Prize in Literature), CV Raman (1930 Nobel prize for Raman effect), JC Bose’s discovery of microwaves by 1895 and Prof. Jagdeesh Bose (USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless communication was not Marconi).

BARD OF BENGAL
In such a back ground of Indian history, it is not surprising that another great personality was bestowed to the Bharath by Bengal –RABINDRANATH TAGORE-whose 156th birth day is today. Here is my humble poetic tribute to him:

“Bard of Bengal was born today years hundred and fifty five ago
Brought fame to India that is Bharath winning Nobel prize sans ego
Founder of Shanthi Nikethan and  spread Upanishadic values
Of education-  reformer and Bahma samajist of value!

A poet, writer, painter of excellence-Gandhiji’s trusted friend
For the world,  VOICE OF INDIA’S SPIRITUAL HERITAGE he was
Through his nobility of thoughts and writings set a  valuable trend
Won the Nobel prize for his song celestial GITANJALI-wealth a mass!”

Tagore was honored with the Nobel Prize for his immortal GEETHANJALI-Song offerings- originally written by him in Bengali and later translated by himself into English. …
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill he gave this work to the world.”

In his “SONG Offerings” , Tagore finds the way out to unite the soul with divinity  uses modernized images  from the great classical Indian love poetry to symbolize his yearning to merge with the Supreme.Therefore, the mud stained traveler, the parched summer earth, the bride awaiting the return of her lord, the first monsoon shower, the flowers,  the rivers and  the conch are images which gain a mystical depth in these poems.
On this holy day of Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th  birth anniversary ENVIUS THOUGHTS pays its homage to him in the shape of this Sunday Story.

 

(For this SUNDAY STORY, I have taken refuge extensively in GOOGLE GURU.)

 

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SHAKESPEARE’S DAY IS TODAY (23/4/2017)

Droeshout engraving for the First Folio

William Shakespeare-(23/4/1564-23/4/1616)

William Shakespeare the greatest playwright was baptized on 26th April 1564-probably born on 23rd April and died on the same April 23rd after 52 years in the year 1616.
Last year’s 400th death anniversary of the great bard of Avon-William Shakespeare and in commemoration of the occasion I made my post in ENVIUS THOUGHTS which I am reproducing the same hereunder for the benefit of recapitulation for those who have earlier viewed and for the first time viewers as new one :.
Four hundred years ago made his exit from this earth
Four thousand years his works will shine like the young on birth
“England’s national poet” and “Bard of Avon”-was called
Great gift of God to the literary world – well he ruled!

William Shakespeare par excellent poet, playwright
And actor- born in fifteen sixty four April- quite bright
Greatest writer in English- the world regarded him right
Monumental plays and sonnets in plenty he did write!

Thirty eight plays, sonnets hundred and fifty four-great feat
In years fifty two-comedies, tragedies-he wrote
Ever spreading fragrance, never fading-work immortal
Imagination great- characters in high pedestal!

For literary lovers great treat every read gives;
“This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!”
-Lord Polonius, Hamlet Act I, Scene 3

Twelfth Night, Henry Fifth, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth
Hamlet, King Lear, Othello- indeed immortal plays
Who can forget his words of wisdom-nectar like quotes?
“All the world’s a stage,
and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts…”
—As You Like It, Act II,

Man’s life is measured not by his age, sure by his deeds great
In the stage of the world, he played his part, stands quite tall- straight
Made his exit four hundred years gone since then- yet lives
Will live for years four thousand to make cheerful all lives!
(In commemoration of his 400th death anniversary today-23/4/2016)
One year has passed like a day and today is his 453rd birth day

This year making it as a Sunday story I am developing the above with some of Shakespeare’s brainy quotes and some of the quotes of the great intellectuals on this wizard.
1.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
2.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare
3.
The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare
4.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
5.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures
6.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
7.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
8.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
9.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
10.
Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. William Shakespeare Biography

Here are the quotes about William Shakespeare.
The Quotes about William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is the most widely read of all Authors and the popularity of the works of Shakespeare, in English speaking countries, is second only to the Bible. He intrigues other authors. It is, therefore, not surprising that there are many quotes and quotations about William Shakespeare by his peers.

Quotes about William Shakespeare “an up-start Crow”
His fellow actors and dramatists also had a word or two to say about him – so we have included quotes from his peers! This probably started with the infamous quote about William Shakespeare by Robert Greene who criticised the Bard in his deathbed autobiographical Groatsworth of Wit (September 3, 1592 ) The quote is “for there is an up-start Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Johannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey.” About three months after Green’s death his editor, Henry Chettle, made a public apology to Shake-speare! Not all quotes, like the Robert Greene Groatsworth of Wit about the great Bard are complimentary.

Quotes about William Shakespeare – the Identity problem
The debates surrounding the mysteries of life and works of William Shakespear have raged on for centuries. Was he the author? Who else could have written his works? The famous author James Barrie gave us one of the most witty quotes about the identity problem
“I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.”

Quotes about William Shakespeare by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
The following quotes about William Shake-speare by Oscar Wilde have such an amusing ‘ring of truth’ that no apology is given for singling them out!
“Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.”
“Are the commentators on “Hamlet” really mad, or only pretending to be?”

Famous quotes about William Shakespeare
The following selection of famous quotes about William Shakepeare are generally taken from poets and authors. Some quotes are critical and others complimentary. The controversy surrounding the Bard continues…
The e is that he is really very good – in l the people who say he is very good.
Robert Graves Quote (1895 – 1985)
e follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way and sure to engulf him in the mire.
Ben Jonson Quote (1573 – 1637)

My Shakespear, rise! I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room.
Ben Jonson Quote (1573 – 1637)

Sweet Swan of Avon!
Ben Jonson Quote (1573 – 1637)

He was not of an age, but for all time!
Ben Jonson Quote (1573 – 1637)

I have of late had the same thought – for things which I do half at Random are afterwards confirmed by my judgment in a dozen features of Propriety. Is it too daring to fancy Shakespeare this Presider?
John Keats Quote (1795 – 1821), “Letter to B.R. Haydon, May 1817”

When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder
That such trivial people should muse and thunder
In such lovely language.
D. H. Lawrence Quote (1885 – 1930)

Or sweetest Shakespear, Fancy’s child,
Warble his native wood-notes wild.
John Milton Quote (1608 – 1674), “L’Allegro”

What needs my Shakespeare for his honour’d bones,
The labour of an age in piled stones,
Or that his hallow’d relics should be hid
Under a star-y-pointing pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,
What need’st thou such weak witness of thy name?
John Milton Quote (1608 – 1674), “Epitaph on Shakespeare”

And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie,
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
John Milton Quote (1608 – 1674), “Epitaph”

And one wild Shakespeare, following Nature’s lights,
Is worth whole planets, filled with Stagyrites.
Thomas More Quote (1779 – 1852), “The Sceptic”

Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.
Laurence Olivier Quote (1907 – 1989)

Wonderful women! Have you ever thought how much we all, and women especially, owe to Shakespeare for his vindication of women in these fearless, high-spirited, resolute and intelligent heroines?
Dame Ellen Terry Quote (1848 – 1928)

One of the greatest geniuses that ever existed,
Shakespeare, undoubtedly wanted taste.
Horace

I am not a student of English Literature. What all I have read is only Shakespeare’s ” KING LEAR” in my Pre university course during 1957-58!

I deem it to be due to the grace of the Goddess of learning-Saraswathy- that I could do something on this Sunday story on the significant day of Shakespeare. I am sure my esteemed viewers will enjoy this Sunday feature. Thanks.

 

 

View of Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare’s place of birth-Stratford upon Avon.