Images for World Poetry Day 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு

Men and women-the  roof and crown of God’s creation in quest
For knowledge in areas different explored and the result
A branch of literature is POETRY and the POETS
Creators-today is WORLD POETRY DAY March Twenty First!

Poets indeed are the Ambassadors of peace in the world
Always aiming to express their views nicely, pleasant and bold!
Poets are simple in life and living but noble in thoughts,
Elegant in conduct and manners-loving all and serving all!

Ever helping and never hurting-in thoughts words and deeds tall
Standards of poets, readers uplifted and never to fall!
The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing,
Publishing and teaching of great”Poetry”-the soul making!

To “give fresh recognition and impetus to national,
Regional and international poetry movements”.perennial
The day is joyful occasion worth celebrating all over.
“YOUNG POET” wishes all well for all the poets for ever!

Images for World Poetry Day 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு




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The above is the view of a part of my home library, more beautified by the addition of this GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE  after my reading and appreciating the poets and their creations!

Literature in any language is a great, plentiful, beautiful Ocean where one gets pearls par excellent!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS had the pride and pleasure of paying tributes to International Multilingual Anthology   POETIC PRISM in  November 2016  viz  IN PRAISE OF AMARAVATI POETIC PRISM 2016!

Again in February this year for EFFLORESCENCE an anthology compiled by Chennai Poetic Circle and released in the CPC Meet!

There used to be a statement running like this about half a decade ago:

“Art and Literature of highest type cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly mechanical and society a rocket!”

But my own experience shows that the above statement has been devalued and demonetized to the extent that more and more  literary works are made, widely in circulation, they have a currency among the public and they are enjoyed as is seen from the increasing popularity of Book fairs in all parts of the country, flourishing publishers all over, skyrocketing readership of magazines- E and print- books  printed and e, literary meets and conferences and so on! POEM HUNTER is a fine example!

In the literary world POETRY has its own exalted position!

When we hear a poem, we may recognize certain patterns, such as a regular beat, a rising rhythm, or a series of rhymes. When we see a poem printed on a page, we might notice another kind of pattern that cues us we are not looking at standard prose: those ragged right-hand margins, indicating the lines must stop there and nowhere else. Whether we hear a poem read aloud or read it on a page, it ought to be clear we are experiencing a special patterned arrangement of language, differing from ordinary speech or prose writing.

Those who have ears to hear and eyes to see a POEM do and can enjoy this genre of literature.

It was my singular fortune that I have come across nice poetic journals for quite some time;  I am not a good poet-though the literary world has admitted me into their respective circles- POET, POET CRIT, BRAIN WAVE, CONTEMPORARY VIBES, METVERSE MUSE, MANDAKINI, KAFLA-INTER CONTINENTAL, YOUNG POET,  POETRY WORLD, GREEN LOTUS, BIZZ BUZZ, BRIDGE-IN-MAKING, CANOPY, POETRY TODAY, POETS INTERNATIONAL, SAMVEDANA, QUEST, KOHINOOR and others.

In most of these journals my poems have appeared many a time.

In Tamil MANA OSAI, KAVITHAI URAVU are exclusively for Poetry.

METVERSE MUSE one of the best and regularly published POETIC JOURNAL is indeed apple of my eyes!

I am connected with this journal of Dr. Tulsi from Vishakhapatnam for a long time and there was a gap of late now renewed.  To manage a journal exclusively for promoting the poets and their creations  needs tons of devotion to the cause, dedication to the purpose, loyalty to the goal and Poet Madam Dr.Tulsi at her age 81 has been blessed with plenty.  One is left to wonder whether such an achievement is humanly possible- possible of seeing in Black and White, the Golden Jubilee issue of  a poetic print journal –with a hefty 400 pages presenting over 1750 Poems in structured verse by World Poets representing over 65 countries along with regular features and photos!

Immediate reaction of this blogger on receiving this issue was as communicated to the Editor:

Respected Poet Editor,

Delighted to receive the GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE OF METVERSE MUSE just now. On the first look FINE, VERY FINE, and DELIGHTFULLY FINE! Heartiest congratulations. Probably GODDESS SARASWATHY  compiled through you. May God bless you. I shall write in detail as a Sunday Story in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in

With kind regards.

Yours N V Subbaraman


First thing-most selfish, I admit was to see whether and where all I find a place in this ISSUE!!!!!!

Yes, my  4 poems find their place on pages:65, 102, 158 and 193-much more than what I deserve!!!

On page 116-my Bio data.

In  selected Readers’ Response from the 2nd to 49th issues:

Pages 153, 363,

Here is  my main poem and Bio data published in the DJI for the kind read of my esteemed viewers:


Haiku on FLOWERS

Flowers God’s great gift

  1.         Peace and poise, joy sure one gets

Nature moves quite swift!


  1. God alone designs

Flowers of great shapes and hues

Divinity reigns!


  1. Smooth and soft as cheeks

Of the new born babes in arms

Flowers on the plants!


4       Medicines they are

Flowers in His creation

Cure ones pains for sure!


5    God creates flowers

In gratitude adorn Him

His grace to shower!



6    Attractive colors

Divine artist alone can

Sure in his powers!


  1.  Planet among stars

Flowers amidst the leaves green

Good among evils!


  1.   Natural flowers

Nothing equals in color

Nor in aroma

.Nature‘s showers

Divine powers!


  1.  Lotus and jasmine

Fine creations of nature

None to undermine!


10    Rainbow of flowers

Nature’s manifestation

Great Divine showers!


  1. Flowers in the plant

Plucked by cruel hands withers

Withered man in the grave!


  1.   Dancing daffodils

Nature’s beauty at its peak

Cures well all our ills!


  1.  Rose petals so smooth

Nature’s gift to the mankind

Explains the great truth!


  1.    May flower has blossomed

Heralds the birth of summer

Great multi colored!


  1.  Lotus  greets the morn

Above the water level

Aim high our life’s norm!


  1. Flowers in colors

Pleasing all the eyes and mind

Beauty in towers!


  1.   Great red carpet laid

By   mayflowers kissing earth

Nature’s gift well paid!


Poet’s Brief Profile: Bilingual poet N V Subbaraman writes in English and Tamil and is widely known among literary circles in India and abroad. Many literary awards such as Michael Madhusudan Award, Kolkatta, Best Poet of the Year 1998 from the Poets International, Bangalore, Leibster Award and Versatile Blogger Award from the Blogging University, Fellow of the United Writers Association of India Chennai and their Admirable Achievers Award, Expert Translator Award from South Indian Social and Cultural Academy, Chennai, Kavi Nilavu, Seva Rathna Award from Kanchi Mutt, ARIVUK kALANJIYAM award from M T S Academy, Chennai decorate him. Totally he has 37 books published to his credit. He has written more than 1000 Haiku poems. His blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in has crossed the view score of more than one lakh and nineteen thousand from 210 countries and he has made more than 1000 posts.

For his blogging achievements he has found a place in the India Book of Records.



My ward young poet S. Nivetha is  very happy to find her poem published  along with her Bio data recalled here for the kind perusal of my esteemed readers.



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!.


Miss. Nivetha S is a first year  BCA student of a Chennai local college. She has nice handwriting. She is a good cartoonist. She has a passion for writing English poems and articles. She was the youngest poet to present her poem out of more than 200 poets who participated in the International Multilingual Poets Meet at Vijayawada on 13th and 14th November 2016 and in the Poets Meet organized by Chennai Poets Circle on 29th January 2017 in Chennai.

For her participation in the Vijayawada meet she found a place in the INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN.


I recollect the earlier issues  and the innovative feature of the GJI (Golden Jubilee Issue) is the Editor’s publishing  important  letters/responses right from the first issue to 49th issue just as the important poems published in the past! A himalayan task at the age beyond sathabishekam age! They have been clasified into foreign poets and Indian poets!

GJI caries 1750 poems from the poets from 65 countries! Mind boggling  figures requiring Himalayan Efforts by the Editor!

























New Zealand







South Africa













Poets are universal; their thoughts are societal; their expressions are enviable; their words and deeds help to improve peace and poise, joy and harmony!

Those who connect the poets from different parts of the world such as Dr. Tulsi of Vishakapatnam, Smt. Padmaja Aiyengar of Vijayawada, Mrs. Hema Ravi and Shri Jayaram Seshadri of Chennai who are all involving themselves with great devotion and dedication to publish Poetry Anthology in a tremendous manner in fact give a shot in the arm for the improvement of the prestige of literary world!


I pleasantly recall my communication to Madam Dr.H. Tulsi on receipt of her mail soliciting  contribution of poem for the DJI:


Respected Editor Poet Thulsi madam,

I am N V Subbaraman, regular contributor to your esteemed METVERSE  MUSE for a decade in those days.  I admired your interest in encouraging young poets by allotting first few pages  for children’s poems. My YOUNG POET has been going as emag.


My ward S Nivetha got into the India Book of Records for Children for being the youngest poet delegate at age 17 in the International Multi Lingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada in November 2016.


My hearty congratulations for your bringing out the FIFTIETH issue of MM.


Thanks. You have happily kindled my thoughts on the METVERSE MUSE with which I was connected for a decade and more. I have taken quite sometime to respond to your mail as I was trying to lay my hands on the great journal. So far I could on 17 issues and out of the 17, 15 carry my 16 poems-third issue published in January 1997 to 9/2006-3/2007. IMy home library is big and I am tracing the rest.


With greetings from YOUNG POET and N V Subbaraman!

As advised by you, I attach herewith my poem and that of S. Nvetha my ward for the FIFTIETH issue of METVERSE MUSE  for your kind consideration of including the same in this issue. We will deem it as a great privilege and honor.

  1. NIvetha seeks your blessings for her successful poetic journey.

Thanks and with regards.


N V Subbaraman


This way the GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE of METVERSE MUSE brought me joy and happy remembrances of the past.

It is indeed great and unique that such a great work-the GJI – has been made available free of cost for which one has to thank the sponsors.

This issue is very well brought out with thick beautiful cover with a poem “ARTISTIC ART DEFIES DEATH” as a response of the Editor to a point made by Dr. Hyder Nayab. Inside papers are art paper in nice print.  The Anthology-GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE OF METVERSE MUSE adds beauty and great value to my Home Library about which I am quite proud of with a few hundred volumes.



Probably that is why Lord Krishna in Bhagawath Geetha said:
“KarmaNyaeva adhikaarasthae, maa phalaeshu kadhaachana”
Meaning :“Action is Thy duty and fruit is not your concern”. That is what our great Hinduism will say “Nishkaamya karma”. It is very difficult to follow in real day today life. Yet worth developing the attitude lest the sufferers are only we!
I remember my olden days in the service of a premier public sector organization where there was a cler dichotomy – marketing officials and administrative officials. Marketing officials were deemed to be great motivators and they were very much competent to deliver motivational addresses to the marketing force. I was basically an administrative official. Yet while was in Madurai a suggestion came that I should address a group of marketing force. I started with the statement “ எங்கெல்லாம் எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கள் அதிகமாக இருக்கின்றதோ அங்கெல்லாம் ஏமாற்றங்களும் அதிக மாக இருக்கலாம்”. That is in order to ensure that they get back not disappointed! But to my great surprise and delight, every one assembled ,about 100, was extremely happy and they insisted that I must continue! Towards the end of my meeting with the Agents-the primary marketing personnel of the LIC of India, always I quote my mentor from his heavenly abode Mahakavi Bharathiyar thus:
பாரத பூமி பழம்பெரும் பூமி
நீரதன் புதல்வர் இந்நினைவகற்றாதீர்!
பாரத நாடு பார்க்கெலாம் திலகம்
நீரதன் புதல்வர் இந்நினைவகற்றாதீர்!
பாரத ஆயுள் காப்பீட்டு நிறுவனம்
பார் புகழ் நிறுவனம்-
நீரதன் முகவர் இந்நினைவகற்றாதீர்!
உங்களுடைய வெற்றியும் தோல்வியும், பெருமையும் சிறுமையும், வாழ்வும் தாழ்வும்,
இந்த நிறுவனத்தின் வெற்றியும் தோல்வியும், பெருமையும் சிறுமையும் வாழ்வும் தாழ்வும் இந்த் நிறுவனத்தின் வெற்றியோடும் தோல்வியோடும், பெருமையோடும் சிறுமையோடும் வாழ்வோடும் தாழ்வோடும் பின்னிப்பிணைந்து இருப்பதால் உங்கள் ஒவ்வொருவருடைய, எண்ணமும், சொல்லும் செயலும் இந்த நிறுவனைத்தை எப்படி வெற்றியடையச்செய்ய முடியும் என்றே அமையவேண்டும் என்று வாழ்த்தி விடை பெறுகிறேன்”.

In English, great National Poets Words and its improvement to suit my objective:

The land of Bharath is ancient one
You are her children-forget not!
Country the Bharath is the crown of the world
You are its children-forget it not!
Life Insurance Corporation is a world admiring Institutions
You are its Agents- forget it not!
Your success and failure, greatness and triviality, life and death stand intertwined with that of the Institution, may your thoughts, words and deeds be for carrying the Institution to greater heights!
With this wishing you all the best I take leave!

As this method of commencing and addressing my marketing I adopted this as my style and in the course of my thirty years of career in a higher level in the Corporation I would have addressed 1000s of Meetings which were satisfactory to me and the audience.
Well, let me not digress much from the theme!



I recollect a great Novel written by Charles Dickens titled GREAT EXPECTATIONS. In this Sunday Story I would like to spare with my esteemed viewers for the benefit of those who have not come across the great work.
Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.
The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century[3] and contains some of Dickens’s most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery—poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death[4]—and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens’s themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations, which is popular both with readers and literary critics, has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media.
Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Although Dickens’s contemporary Thomas Carlyle referred to it disparagingly as that “Pip nonsense,” he nevertheless reacted to each fresh instalment with “roars of laughter.” Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as “All of one piece and consistently truthful.” During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to Great Expectations and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it “a very fine, new and grotesque idea.”

The plot Summary is reproduced from Wiki Pedia:
On Christmas Eve, around 1812, Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy. During Christmas dinner, at the moment Pip’s theft is about to be discovered, soldiers arrive and ask Joe to repair some shackles. Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict. The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy.
Pip is ashamed of Joe at Satis House, by F. A. Fraser
A year or two later, Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Mr Pumblechook to find a boy to visit. Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade.
Joe accompanies Pip for the last visit, when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith. Joe’s surly assistant, Dolge Orlick, is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe. When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Orlick is suspected of the attack. Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack. Biddy arrives to help with her care.
Miss Havisham with Estella and Pip. Art by H. M. Brock
Four years into Pip’s apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money, from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman. Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her.[15]
Pip sets up house in London at Barnard’s Inn with Herbert Pocket, the son of his tutor, Matthew Pocket, who is a cousin of Miss Havisham. Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella. He tells Pip how Miss Havisham was jilted by her fiancé. Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable. Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs
When Joe visits Pip at Barnard’s Inn, Pip is ashamed of him. Joe relays a message from Miss Havisham that Estella will be at Satis House for a visit. Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe. He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham. He mentions his misgivings to Jaggers, who promises Orlick’s dismissal. Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets: Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara. Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society.
Pip and Herbert build up debts. Mrs Joe dies and Pip returns to his village for the funeral. Pip’s income is fixed at £500 per annum when he comes of age at twenty-one. With the help of Jaggers’ clerk, Wemmick, Pip plans to help advance Herbert’s future prospects by anonymously securing him a position with the shipbroker, Clarriker’s. Pip takes Estella to Satis House. She and Miss Havisham quarrel over Estella’s coldness. In London, Bentley Drummle outrages Pip, by proposing a toast to Estella. Later, at an Assembly Ball in Richmond, Pip witnesses Estella meeting Bentley Drummle and warns her about him; she replies that she has no qualms about entrapping him.
A week after he turns 23 years old, Pip learns that his benefactor is the convict he encountered in the churchyard, Abel Magwitch, who had been transported to New South Wales after that escape. He has become wealthy after gaining his freedom there, but cannot return to England. However, he returns to see Pip, who was the motivation for all his success. Pip is shocked, and stops taking money from him. Subsequently, Pip and Herbert Pocket devise a plan for Magwitch to escape from England.
Magwitch shares his past history with Pip, and reveals that the escaped convict whom he fought in the churchyard was Compeyson, the fraudster who had deserted Miss Havisham.
Pip returns to Satis Hall to visit Estella and encounters Bentley Drummle, who has also come to see her and now has Orlick as his servant. Pip accuses Miss Havisham of misleading him about his benefactor. She admits to doing so, but says that her plan was to annoy her relatives. Pip declares his love to Estella, who, coldly, tells him that she plans on marrying Drummle. Heartbroken, Pip walks back to London, where Wemmick warns him that Compeyson is seeking him. Pip and Herbert continue preparations for Magwitch’s escape.
At Jaggers’s house for dinner, Wemmick tells Pip how Jaggers acquired his maidservant, Molly, rescuing her from the gallows when she was accused of murder.
Then, full of remorse, Miss Havisham tells Pip how the infant Estella was brought to her by Jaggers and raised by her to be cold-hearted. She knows nothing about Estella’s parentage. She also tells Pip that Estella is now married. She gives Pip money to pay for Herbert Pocket’s position at Clarriker’s, and asks for his forgiveness. As Pip is about to leave, Miss Havisham accidentally sets her dress on fire. Pip saves her, injuring himself in the process. She eventually dies from her injuries, lamenting her manipulation of Estella and Pip. Pip now realises that Estella is the daughter of Molly and Magwitch. When confronted about this, Jaggers discourages Pip from acting on his suspicions.

Magwitch makes himself known to Pip
A few days before Magwitch’s planned escape, Pip is lured by an anonymous letter into a sluice house near his old home, where he is seized by Orlick, who intends to kill him. Orlick confesses to injuring Pip’s sister. As Pip is about to be struck by a hammer, Herbert Pocket and Startop arrive to rescue him. The three of them pick up Magwitch to row him to the steamboat for Hamburg, but they are met by a police boat carrying Compeyson, who has offered to identify Magwitch. Magwitch seizes Compeyson, and they fight in the river. Seriously injured, Magwitch is taken by the police. Compeyson’s body is found later.
Pip is aware that Magwitch’s fortune will go to the crown after his trial. But Herbert, who is preparing to move to Cairo, Egypt, to manage Clarriker’s office there, offers Pip a position there. Pip regularly visits Magwitch in the prison hospital as he awaits trial, and on Magwitch’s deathbed tells him that his daughter Estella is alive. After Herbert’s departure for Cairo, Pip falls ill in his rooms, and faces arrest for debt. However, Joe nurses Pip back to health and pays off his debt. When Pip begins to recover, Joe slips away. Pip then returns to propose to Biddy, only to find that she has married Joe. Pip asks Joe’s forgiveness, promises to repay him and leaves for Cairo. There he shares lodgings with Herbert and Clara, and eventually advances to become third in the company. Only then does Herbert learn that Pip paid for his position in the firm.
After working eleven years in Egypt, Pip returns to England and visits Joe, Biddy and their son, Pip Jr. Then in the ruins of Satis House he meets the widowed Estella, who asks Pip to forgive her, assuring him that misfortune has opened her heart. As Pip takes Estella’s hand and they leave the moonlit ruins, he sees “no shadow of another parting from her”.

In due course we shall see the characters and their characteristics in the novel which are indeed very interesting.
Those who are interested further will do well to read the entire novel which is bound to be quite interesting.

Normally I don’t reproduce from other sources. This was so interesting I was tempted to. Kindly enjoy. We shall meet tomorrow.





My first son was born on 25th November and MY FOURTH SON NAMELY ENVIUS THOUGHTS WAS BORN ON 25th FEBRUARY!!!!!! Of course there is a vast difference in the years- first son in 1971 and the FOURTH in 2015! I deem and treat my BLOG ENVIUS THOUGHTS in as a MEMBER OF MY FAMILY and I spend more time on my FOURTH SON and not on my SECOND AND THIRD sons in Bangalore and Canada respectively!!!!

I remember my second son a journalist in Bangalore designed the Blog and made me to post every day. The posts will have photos every post and I have received a lot of encomiums on the appropriate selection of photos for the posts! Every Sunday there will be a SUNDAY STORY and all the week days Monday to Saturday English poems will be the posts. Poems will be translations of great Tamil works of Saint Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar, National Poet Mahakavi Bharathiyar, Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi of Thiruvannamalai, tamilnadu and so on.
Yes, FIRST POST in ENVIUS THOUGHTS was made on TWENTY FIFTH FEBRUARY TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN and hence today is the THIRD BIRTH DAY OF ENVIUS THOUGHTS. It successfully sets its foot on the fourth year today. I am immensely grateful to the Goddess of Learning -SARASWATHY- and WORDPRESS>COM and my esteemed viewers around the Globe who have been encouraging and supporting the Blog with increasing number of views day by day and the overall!.
This BLOGGING has become a PASSION with me in such a way that I go mad with noting the number of every day’s views and the total commencing from 4.30 hours and then at 8.30, 12.30, 16.30 hours- promptly and REGULARLY!
As of now for the day it is 84 and the overall is 1,32,874 views from more than 210 countries! Though I started this Blog exactly 3 years ago, I never even remotely imagined that I will get so deep into this purely literary activity that I will go into madness and craziness!!!!

Let us look into the path traversed in the last three years:

Year ending
25/2/2016 Ist year- 365th day- 370 posts- total 370 posts- Views- 28,265 total views 28,265
25/2/2017 2nd year- 729th day—382 posts- total 752 posts- views- 50,209 total views 78,474
2 5//2018 3rd Year- 1094th day- 392 posts- total 1144 posts- views- 54,526 total views 1,33,000

First post of the Blog was titled “MY TRYST WITH LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA- almost an autobiographical sketch of my forty years in my MOTHER LIC-my ALMA MATER where I learnt my LIFE!
Here are a few comments that I received on this post:

11 thoughts on “My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India”
February 28, 2015 at 3:03 am
A real Role Model.
T shirts for RUN FOR INSURANCE from Tiruppur was arranged by me.
I was then SBM Tiruppur

March 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Quite interesting presentation of an involved career spanning a period of nearly four decades. I remember the association I was privileged to have with you in Thanjavur D.O. during late 1960 s,when,we were together in P.h.s. and you used to give the highest number of revival quotations and acted as a role model for others to follow. I cherish the association We had on subsequent occasions when you were heading Bikaneer and subsequently Cuddapah. divisions of L.I.C. and even after your retirement when you Visited Hyderabad as a Trainer of Bajaj AllianZ. Best wishes for a Long, healthy future.

3. N.V.Subbbaraman
March 2, 2015 at 9:59 am
Yes; I vividly remember your leadership that shaped us. Thanks for your kind feed back. Shri VK and Shri SVR are always in my thoughts

March 2, 2015 at 9:57 am
Thank you Esakkirajan. Quite green in my memory. Nice help you extended then was a source of strength to me. Thanks again

4.V. Balagopal
March 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm
Dear Sir, it was nice reading your autobiography relating to your experiences in LIC. I too had the good fortune of working with you (not under you…!! while you were MM at Salem and I was Sr.BM at Salem North) I was also receiving your copies of “Young Poet” and used to enjoy going thru’ the poems. I remember one of your advises that you gave me when I told you that I was transferred to Delhi in 2001, you told me… keep your head cool and your feet warm.
Sir, I wish you all happiness, joy, good health and prosperity in your life….
V. Balagopal

N. V. Subbaraman
March 13, 2015 at 6:01 am \
Thanks in millions Balagopal.

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Thanks Jai.
August 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm
Excellent Article. I am very much thankful to the writer.
Such comments do act as a a great tonic for pursuing my writing.
One of the most striking aspects of this passion is the increasing number of followers from many parts of the world and a few of my esteemed followers ALMOST DAILY REVIEW OF THE POST for long. I do consolidate and publish the same as a SUNDAY STORY.

I particularly remember with gratitude the learned viewers like S/Shri Rajiv Ja, OKR Sivanganam, KVVS Prasad, TC Chandrasekara Reddy, G. Vasudevan. ARK, and Ramamurthi Thupakala. Their reviews have been published in a number of volumes in Sun day Story – not exceeding two to three thousand words a week.
Summarizing the progress of the Blog I wanted to give the Tale of he Blogger and I decided to bring out every 5o th post a TALE. In that way, so far 22 TALES hve been published 9 22 X 50 = 1110 posts) and the next tale 23 is due on the 1150th post due on 4th March 2018.

Therefore soliciting THIRD BIRTH DAY greetings and wishes for your loving ENVIUS THOUGHTS from my esteemed viewers, I end this Sunday story. We shall meet tomorrow. Till then God be with you! GOOD BYE!

N V Subbaraman in Goa

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“We look before and after,
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell
Of saddest thought.”

is one of the quotable quotes of the great poet P B Shelly which I love very much. Many a time our sweetest songs are those tell of HAPPIEST THOUGHTS!

That way I have many many sweetest songs ringing in my memory. One such forms this week’s Sunday Story. I am sure my esteemed readers will enjoy the same.

I am ever grateful to the Lord Almighty-the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent- who directs me in all my activities and in particular who guided me to Word Press and with HIS grace I picked up, launched my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in, on 25/2/2015, gradually built up the viewership and I am indeed proud of my esteemed viewers from more than 210 countries. As of now total views have exceeded 1, 29,000. This indeed has fetched me a place of honor in the INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS!

When I was camping in Trivandrum for the International Writers’ Festival held on 27/28th December 2014 I happened to meet one of my  former colleagues in the great Life Insurance Corporation of India of which I was a part and parcel for more than four decades. In fact LIC continues to be our HOME. He is one Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary from Chandigarh.

Though it was the first time that we met with each other face to face, we felt as if we were known  for decades!

As train fellow travelers, we were together for a couple of days and we parted to our respective homes. But those happy moments and thoughts still linger in my memory.

After returning home, Mr. Chaudhary wrote the following and the same was published in the prestigious house magazine of LIC of India “YOGAKSHEMA” which I reproduce below:


As I got up early in the morning, he was sitting in the drawing room of the LIC guest house at Thiruvananthapuram.  He greeted me and introduced as an executive who retired from my organization fourteen years ago. He was too agile for his age of 74 years. He narrated his tenure in LIC as a Marketing Manager and later Deputy Zonal Manager deliberately ignoring his other accomplishments. Only when I asked him the purpose of his visit to Thiruvananthapuram , he said that  he had come to attend an International Writers’ Festival where he was to present his paper.

A Tamilian, he told me casually that he was an author of 27 books, the majority of them on poetry and some translations of great works of literature. I had goose bumps sitting with such an accomplished person.

He gave me his book of poetry in English. I glanced through one of his poems. The ten liner titled “The Retreat” was excellent. It was about a dog chasing him and he just pretending to pick up a stone to scare it away and the dog retreated fast. According to him the same strategy was to be followed in dealing with the life’s problems chasing you. They can be scared away with patience and courage. He narrated one of the works of a great writer of Tamilnadu, Saint Thiruvalluvar. His work “Thirukkural” has been translated into more than 90 languages of the world next only to the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran. He  has translated 500 couplets of the Thirukkural in Haiku format (5-7-5 syllables). I didn’t tell him that I had never heard about Saint Thiruvalluvar but I resolved to read the Thirukkural at the first opportunity.

He was filled with pride narrating his published work-the Tamil translation of Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ and Subramaniya Bharathi’s ‘KUYIL PAATTU” – the cuckoo’s song- into English. His recent article in ‘THE HINDU’ newspaper titled ‘ Onion is not Oxygen’ exhorting people to shun expensive onions was widely appreciated. He narrated how he receives calls from his three sons, one from Canada, the other from journalist in Bangalore and from the third one local- when he is in office. As he is talking his mobile rings and without seeing his mobile screen he knows that his son is calling from Chennai . Before conveying his well being, he narrates his meeting with me to his son repeating my name and his voice is filled with respect.

He said he feels relaxed with the calls even when he is travelling and inconvenienced. I regretted my question of his not travelling with his wife for he almost choked with emotion narrating that his wife passed away recently and how 2014 was a tough year for him. Responding to my queries, he said that he earns very little royalty from his books but he gets some complimentary books from publishers which he lovingly distributes among his friends. The occasional meager royalty goes  to Chennai Sevalaya, a charity.

I quoted Avtaar Singh Paash’s Punjabi poem: “Sabh ton khatarnaak hunda hai murda Shanti naal bhar jaana, ghar to nikalna kaam te, te kaam ton ghar jaana, sab tonkhatarnaak hunda hai saade supneya da mar jaana” ( It is very dangerous to be filled with corpse-like peace, going daily to work and coming back. It is very dangerous to see your dreams die before you). As I translated for him, he was delighted. Pressing my hands, he bowed with respect for the great poem. I could see on his face the universality of the poets’ fraternity. He took my address  for sending me his selected works and blessed me and my wife with a parting Namaskar and giving me a copy of paper that he was going to present  and a poem he was to recite there.

I owed him and “God’s own country” some precious and memorable moments.

P.S. The article is about Shri N V Subbaraman, Retired Dy. Zonal Manager, LIC, Chennai who retired in the year 2001.

Hari Krishan Chaudhary

Secretary, (Office of the Insurance Ombudsman}

Chandigarh, NZ.

I do hope that our esteemed viewers would have enjoyed this “ENCOUNTER” in this Sunday Story. We shall meet tomorrow morning as usual. Have a fabulous and fantastic February.




ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,29,000  views.

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Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust.

It may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it. I fear lest the day end before I am aware and the time of offering go by.

Though its color be not deep and its smell be faint, use this flower in thy service and pluck it while there is time.


This life granted by  the Almighty is impermanent. Hence every moment of our life let us do good deeds.  Realizing that God is Omnipotent, we shall dedicate every thing to Him, let us make attempts to live like a man  and live. Our life a small flower, give it to Him and the Society and lead a noble life.


கீதாஞ்சலியில் 6ஆம் பாடல்                            

                பறித்திடுவீர் இச் சிறு மலரை!

பறித்திடுவீர் இச்சிறு மலரை

எடுத்துச் செல்வீர் இக்கணமே!

கருகிப் போகும் உடனேயே

உதிர்ந்து போகும் மறுநாளே!

உனது மாலையில் இடம் பெறுமா?

உனதுகை ஸ்பரிசத்தால் நீ பறித்தால்

வலியும் சற்றே அகன்றிடுமோ?  

இன்று இரவு நேரம் வருமுன்னே

என் தொழுகை நேரம் உருண்டுவிடும்!

வண்ணம் குறைவாய் இருந்தாலும்

நன்மணம் சற்றே குறைந்தாலும்

பறித்திடுவோம் இச்சிறு மலரை

படைத்திடுவோம் அவன் திருவடியில்!

இறைவன் அளித்த இவ்வாழ்வு அநித்தியமானது. எனவே நம் வாழ்நாட்களில் ஒவ்வொரு கணமும் நல்லதைச் செய்திடுவோம்; இறைவன் எல்லாம் வல்லவன் என்ற முறையில் அனைத்தையும் அவனுக்கே அர்ப்பணம் செய்து மனிதனாக வாழ முயற்சித்து, வாழ்வோம். சிறு மலரான நம் வாழ்க்கையை அவனுக்காகவும், சமுதாயத்திற்காகவும் அர்ப்பணித்து செம்மையான வாழ்க்கையை வாழ்வோம்.


ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,29,000  views.

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I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side.
The works that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.
Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.
Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Impression on this poem

Always we should feel that the Omnipotent Almighty  is by our side. While we feel so, we will not do wrong; we will not harm others. We will live a good and pure life. Therefore we and the society will be benefited. At all times if we act with the feeling that action is my duty, God will be  near to us and we will be under his protective hands and it is certain. Let us dedicate all our thoughts, words and deeds to HIM.

உன்னுடன் நேருக்கு நேர்!
கொஞ்ச நேரம் தருவாயா
உன்னருகில் நான் உட்கார?
நெஞ்சம் நிறைந்த வேலைகளை
பின்னர் நானும் முடித்திடுவேன்!
உந்தன் முகத்தைக் காண்பதன்றி
விடுப்பும் ஓய்வும் எனக்கில்லை!
எந்தன் வேலைக்கு எல்லையில்லை

கரையிலாக் கடல் உழைப்புஅதே!


வெய்யிற்காலம் பிறந்தது இன்று

முணுமுணுப்பும் பெருமூச்சும்

சொல்லில் மாளாத் துயரங்கள்.

ரீங்காரிக்கும் தேனீக்கள்

மல்லிகைத் தோட்ட விருந்தினர்கள்

பாடலின்பம் தருபவர்கள்!

உன்னுடன் நேருக்கு நேர் உட்கார

இதுவே தருணம் இன்ப நேரம்

எந்தன் வாழ்வின் இனிய கானம்

இந்தோ உந்தன் திருவடியில்!!

எல்லாம் வல்ல இறைவன் நம்முடனே, நம் அருகிலேயே இருக்கிறார் என்ற எண்ணம் எப்பொழுதும் நம்மிடத்தில் இருக்க வேண்டும். அவ்வாறு இருக்கையில், நாம் தவறு செய்ய மாட்டோம், மற்றவர்களுக்கு தீங்கு செய்ய மாட்டோம்; நல்லவராய் வாழ்வோம். அதனால் நாமும், நம் சமுதாயமும், நாடும் நலம் பெறும். எந்தப் பருவத்திலும் ’என் கடன் பணி செய்து கிடப்பதே’ என்ற நோக்கோடு, பணியாற்றினால் இறைவன் நமது அருகிலும், நாமும் அவர் அரவணைப்பிலும் பார்வையிலும் எப்பொழுதும் இருப்போம் என்பது உறுதி. நமது சிந்தனை, சொல், செயல் அனைத்தையும் அவனுக்கே அற்பணித்து வாழ்வோம்.