WORLD BOOK DAY! April 23rd.

World Book Day | Teaching Resources

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.

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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NIGHTINGALE OF INDIA DAY-13th February.

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Our holy Mother India that is Bharath greatly blessed with
Famous and popular poets who have contributed marvelous
Poetry who love literature in all languages! Indeed tremendous!
Of them one is Nightingale of India born on this day one hundred
Forty one years ago! She is  Sarojini Naidu Chattopadhyay!
Lived up to Second March Nineteen Forty Nine!a  political activist
And poet.  proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation,
And anti-imperialistic ideas, an important personality
In our struggle for independence from colonial rule.
Her work as a poet earned her the name Nightingale of India!

Of a Bengali family in Hyderabad, she was educated in Chennai,
London and Cambridge. ,
Was drawn to Indian National Congress’ movement for freedom from
The British.She became a part of nationalist movement and became
A follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his idea of swaraj. was  the President of
The Indian National Congress in Nineteen Twenty Five
And later became the Governor of the United Provinces in
Forty Seven becoming the first woman to be Governor..

Her poetry includes both children’s poems and others
Written on more serious themes including patriotism,
Romance, and tragedy. “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad”
Is one of her most popular poems. She was married to
Govindarajulu Naidu, a general physician  She died of a cardiac arrest!

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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.

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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TIRUVALLUVAR DAY-16TH JANUARY

OF THE THREE of my mentors from their heavenly abode one is
The great Tamil Saint Poet born nearly three thousand years
Ago in Chennai,Tamillnadu! THIRUVALLUVAR, a versatile Tamil poet
And philosopher. author of the magnum opus Thirukkuṛaḷ,
A collection of couplets one thousand three hundred and thirty
On ethics, political and economical matters, and love.
An exceptional and widely cherished work in Tamil literature ]

Little is known for sure about his family background, religious
Affiliation, or birthplace. He is believed to have lived at least in the town of Mylapore and Maraimalai Adigal gives thirty one BCE as the birth year of Valluvar,
Valluvar has influenced a wide range of scholars down the ages since his time
Across the ethical, social, political, economical, religious, philosophical, and Spiritual spheres. long been venerated as a great sage, and his Thirukkural a classic.

The other two mentors are Mahatma Gandhi and Bharathiyar
Who guide me and take me by their hands as I step out
And bring me back home safe and sound. They constantly
Sit on my study table in the form of their writings!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,32,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 750th view at 12.00 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday    the 15th  January 2020, (15/01/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the landmark  TWO LAC AND THIRTY TWO THOUSAND (2,32,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1810th day and 1845th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

Yesterday’s total views  1144!!!!

TALE OF A BLOGGER 36

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Yes, what is the magic of TIME! Goddess of Time is very powerful and SHE expects everyone on earth to handle time effectively and efficiently. On the one hand we find the people not knowing what to do with that ”TIME” and on the other hand we do come across people praying the GODDESS OF TIME why she has done only twenty four hours a day and why not it be 48? May be man designed yet……….

I am probably neither here nor there! That I used to get up at 5 in the morning till I completed my college course in 1961, and at 4 till I was in the service of my Alma mater great premier public sector organization Life Insurance Corporation of India where I learnt the art of life and living and now post retirement I get up at 3 yet I am unable to complete my routine with peace!!!

Time and tide waits for none it is said; but tide waits for full moon to blossom to show its beauty in depth!”

Time goes on and on, on and on for eternity! Eternity to eternity! It looks February twenty fifth two thousand and fifteen was just yesterday- but it was 1766 days ago! ENVIUS THOUGHTS took birth on that great day with its FIRST POST “MY TRYST WITH LIC” and today on 1st December 2019, it is EIGHTEEN Hundredth post! Post for a TALE- “TALE OF A BLOGGER 36”! (36X50=1800)

As any other writer, I write for my satisfaction. When they are found to be useful to the viewers through my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, I am indeed delighted and am motivated to proceed further and further, farther and farther! One measurement of my viewers is obviously the overall number of views.  I do constantly think of how the Blog can be made more interesting.

I am a little sensitive to the daily number of this Blog’s view and overall as I feel it is the measure of viewers’ estimate of the quality of the Blog.  This is 36th TALE OF THE BLOGGER!

Let us have a look at the overall views since the last Tale 35.

01/12/2019   1766th day   1800th post     2,25,616
26/11/2019   1761st day   1794th post     2,25,000
20/11/2019   1755th day   1788th post   2,24,000
14/11/2019   1749th day   1782nd post   2,23,000
08/11/2019   1743rd day  1 776th post   2,22,000
05/11/2019   1740th day  1773rd  post   2,21,000
01/11/2019   1736thday   1769th post    2,20,000
27/10/2019   1731st day    1764th post    2,19,000
20/10/2019   1724th day    1756th post    2,18,000
13/10/2019   1717th day   1750th post    2,16,876

A landmark achievement was crossing the overall views of TWO LAKS AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND on 26th November 2019!

It has always been a great matter of awe and delight, inspiration and wonder! I mean the astrological/astronomical knowledge of our learned saints and seers, yogis and predictors of the future. That is getting strengthened as days pass bye. Astrology is a great art and science – not superstitious beliefs of a few.

Planets govern the world and they move from house to house from time to time. That way October 30th was “GURU PEYARCHI DAY” that is Transit of GURU-Bruhaspati- from one house to another. That morning in the temple the priest was mentioning that the person having SWATHI star (I am a SWATHI starred person) may have to face minor problems! It took its own stride. One may not believe what I experienced in that very evening! I am a type of person rushing to help others asked or unasked, known or unknown, young or old! Lady from the third floor was going out and she had come to the road. Her son threw a bag at her request from their flat. In the normal course it should have fallen on the ground and she would have picked up and proceeded with her work. In my over enthusiasm to help her, I wanted to catch that bag as it was falling and in the process I hit against the iron gate and got hurt in my head, shoulders and back-thank God not very serious!!!I was writhing in pain for a few hours after applying some ointment!! Then I decided to visit a 1000 year old temple-guru kshethram- in walking distance from my flat- every Thurs day and I continue. It was 4th
a couple of days back!  Several thousands of years ago they calculated that the planet will transit on that day and predicted the possible effect on persons born in different stars!    That is why India, my holy Motherland is very great in all spheres on earth.

On 14th November-Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday being observed in deference to his wishes as Children’s day. We in our colony observed with great fun and respect- a lot of children enthusiastically participating displaying their talents in various activities.

Great MUSIC SEASON commences today in Chennai. Scintillating Music festivals many in each locality- attract lot of music lovers from the whole of India and many countries abroad! A month long season indeed is great for the participating musicians -young and old, men and women-and music lovers of all ages.Music is divine and divinity can be felt, seen and heard in Chennai through out this month.

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A music performancc on at Chennai Music Academy

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A section of the audience enjoying the divine performance

I am always proud of my esteemed viewers. One Shri Shankar from Pondicherry is one of the regulars and he suggested the post like “November 29th-Sirappuli Nayanar IS 36* Day” in respect of other Tamil Saint poets Nayanmars 63 in number and it will be a big task. Anyhow I may start the series in a planned manner in due course. I am indeed grateful to him.

 

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Statues of 63 nayanmars installed in all major Shiva temples.

December first is today promising a great closing of the year for me! On
7th I am presiding over a Tamil Poets’ Meet, on 11th I am presenting my Tamil poem on Bharathiyar, on 13th I am presenting my Tamil Poem and getting an award, on 15th I am presenting my Tamil poem on Barathiyar, on 29th I am getting an award for my poem on Barathiyar. One English Poets Meet in Nellore for Flamingo Festival for which date is yet to be fixed.

Thus goes  my life told to my esteemed viewers through this TALE OF A BLOGGER 36. We shall meet as usual tomorrow and till then GOOD BYE!

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 CVK Advocate on Envius Thoughts!

Mr. CVK Advocate with his pet ginger

CVK Advocate- Mr. C.Vijayakumar, a leading Advocate in Madras High Court is the former important Office bearer of the great mini India JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR, where about five thousand people from East and West, North and South are living in perfect peace and harmony, promoted by my Alma Mater Life Insurance Corporation of India where I learnt the art and science of Life and living, is my co resident. Advocate CVK takes a lot of interest in ENVIUS THOUGHTS and makes his scholarly observations, which I feel must be shared with my esteemed viewers and hence here is this week’s Sunday Story-(1792nd post).

Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru was a very tall world leader. Most modern in his out looks and molded with scientific temper. His “Glimpses of World History” will always remain as a classic book on History educating all. Politicians with medieval views only attempt to damage the image of Nehru. But they cannot succeed. He was one of the tall leader of Indian Freedom Movement.

Entropy shouldn’t be a deterrent to a productive, meaningful life

Thank you Mr. Suresh Mathew, for your kind information… If we love all humans& living beings, nature, that will be a solution for bringing world peace..😄😄

Very happy to see Mr. Suresh Mathew is projected , in “Suresh Mathew on Envius Thoughts”. He is a very good friend of mine and a nice fellow being of our colony, always taking a right view& stand on issues. In modern days of colony life, people living in multi- storied colonies like our colony ” Jeevan Bhīma Nagar”, we have to rise above race, religion, caste etc. From the day one, when we entered the colony ,we have been promoting a peaceful & happy life among residents with mutual cooperation. That is the way to lead a wonderful life .Our Association “JBNFOWA” is fully committed to the welfare of all.We have evolved ourselves as a model to colony life. This colony is “Mini India” setting an example to whole of India to lead a peaceful life of “Unity in Diversity”. My sincere thanks to Mr.Subbaraman & Mr. Suresh Mathew to activating me to respond.😄😄

Thank you Mr. Suresh Mathew, for your kind information… If we love all humans& living beings, nature, that will be a solution for bringing world peace..😄😄

Very happy…Great Contribution by our poet & Gandhian follower, thinker Mr.Subbaraman, who is going to visit Srilanka for Tamil Conference , submitting his paper & Senthoor Pandian accompanying..👍👍😄😄

Think +ve, have a balanced diet, have happy life with neighbors & support the community life. Stroke will fly away..

Thank you, Mr.Subbaraman, the Great poet, thinker& Gandhian follower making our pet Ginger as today’s heroine. Frankly, to show our compassion to animals, I have posted the photo and you have made a Great day for Ginger. We have to protect all living things& nature for our own survival.
With regards,
C.Vijayakumar & family

Universal brotherhood is the only solution to save the world from Extinction..

I am able respond occasionally. Social media sometime kills time, energy, health. But there are many positive aspects in spreading good social messages amidst divisive politics..😄😄

Very important to Save UNO to save Earth,Humans, all living things andature from Extinction..

Those habits have to change. Many countries Neighborhood schooling is implemented. Walking g, cycling best mode for healthy life of children!. In our school days, we used to walk many kilometers to attend our schools..
Yes. With this our Sunday story comes to an end. I am sure my valuable viewers would have welcomed and enjoyed.We shall meet tomorrow and till then good bye.

Mrs. and Mr. CVK Advocate after complying with the democratic demand!

 

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