MY DEAR MAN!

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Oh! My dear man, my beloved kith and kin!
You and me are created by God, the King of Kings!
To coexist, cooperate, help, live and let live.
That you are stronger than me does not give
The right and license to you and to your ilk
To annihilate me and my family who for sure
For nothing in return, provide you shade, air pure
Fruits and flowers of different tastes and hues!

We live in the lap of Mother Earth as you do
We breathe, we grow, we help, we serve sans ado
We need no shelter, but provide the same to the poor
We need no home but provide homes to million birds
We need no air from you but serve the same to mankind
We need no food from you but we give the same to you
We nurture no ill-will, nor envy your growth and joy!

In turn, on any flimsy grounds you chop our head and hands
Mercilessly annihilate us and our tribe for thy selfish reasons
Oh man! Think awhile before you take your axe!
On one side, you plant my young ones in hundreds with fanfare
On the other, kill us without rhyme or reason quite unfair.

You and I are created by God, the King of Kings!
That you are stronger gives you no right or license
To destroy our tribe for your selfish needs
None but we, condemn your ugly deeds.
Spare our lives for your healthy lives
Share our concern with your lovely friends!

“GREAT RAINS” GIFT OF NATURE/ GOD A HUMBLE PRAYER.

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Middle of JUNE is gone-gone sans rains-my God or Nature Why this punishment
To me a citizen of Chennai. I know I have not been good to any,
I do not love all,  serve all-though I say help ever hurt never, I follow not strict
I deserve to be denied of Thy grace Lord Varuna- but not my kith and kin here!

By now year after year we use to get the grace of Rain God –and blessed
With RAIN- this year not till now!. Prayers are on seeking your grace
Every nook and corner- Be kind enough to bring in RAIN to this starved city
Of Chennai. For drinking water and other purposes we do not get water enough.

We pay heavily and exorbitantly for the little water, to those who help us
We can only pray, beg you to bring us rains and do rain water harvesting!
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all  living beings humans and  animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!

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WORLD OCEAN DAY June 8th.

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For the first time in my life I saw an ocean when I visited Madras
In the year Nineteen Sixty one- after graduation-in my age twenty!
Amazed, surprised, delighted to see so much of water what your eyes
Could see and beyond! Surging tides coming to kiss your feet and recede!

June Eighth today is World Ocean Day!Celebrated since two thousand nine
Opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced with the oceans.
Lungs of our planet, providing oxygen we breathe, the oceans major source of
Food and medicines a part of biosphere. a way to celebrate our world’s shared
Ocean and our personal connection to the sea, to raise awareness crucial role
It plays in our lives and the important ways we can help protect it!

World Oceans Day had the theme “Preventing Plastic Pollution and Encouraging
Solutions for a Healthy Ocean”. it helped to reduce the amount of plastic
they used to reduce the plastic pollution causing harm to marine resources.
Theme for current year is “Gender and Oceans”Let us green the Blue!

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FIRST EVER TAMIL TRANSLATION OF THYAGARAJA’S TELUGU “PANCHA RATHNA KEERTHANAS ” into TAMIL -in 272 years – translated by me to the original  raga and Tala rendered by the Madurai team Smt. Ranganayaki Sachidanandam, Vocal, Sri Sachidanandam Violin and Dr. K Thiyagarajan, Mridangam is available as CD with a booklet costing Rs 150/- with me in- N V Subbaraman, 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101, Ph:04426544950/9840477552.

email id: nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

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WELCOME JUNE!

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Hearty WELCOME to JUNE forms the content for this week’s Sunday Story in Envius Thoughts! Children and elders were enjoying a nice vacation in the last two months! School holidays mean children can enjoy a larger sleep, no need to get up early, prepare themselves for the school/college, get up as they liker, have frood as they wish, play as they feel in the hot sun notwithstanding! Naturally when the children are not in a hurry, parents too feel a little leisurely! Visiting friends and relatives, kith and kin, local and away-in fact a great time in a year to enjoy- no matter Sun is at his worst in May! Parks and play grounds, private and public full of activities all through the summer vacation! Cool drink shops- ever the people in que- requesting cold Apple juice, Banana milk shake, carrot juice, grape juice, ice cream of any flavor, jack fruit juice, keerani juice,lemon juice, mango milk shake, mulaampaza juice, orange juice, pomo juice,rose milk, sweet lemon juice, water melon juice and what not!
Coconut water, sugar cane juice and palmyra tree gifted NUNGU will do enormous good to our health during summer.

Sommer coming happily water scarcity scaring at the society! Very hard to believe that a tanker of water normally available for Rs 800 or so, shot up to 3000 rupees-horrible indeed! When the Government says there is no water for supplying, where do these thousands of private water tankers get water uninterruptedly- a million dollar question! Government’s apathy, insensitivity, in efficiency?????????????????????.
Summer season travel horrible again-notwithstanding extra fleet of buses, long distance bus standing travel! In spite of advanced train bookings, non availability for those who have to make urgent journeys! People standing in the toilets in the second class compartment! Not imaginasry but the actual experience of this blogger!!!

When children go out for play under the hot sun, on the one side parents feel relieved that the children are not making life horrible sitting at home- on the other worried that playing in hot sun may affect the health of the children!
But look at the pitiable condition of the sweepers, cleaners -street beautifiers who have to work in hot sun or otherwise! There are similarly placed workers everywhere.
There is a period called AGNI NATCHATHIRAM -this year it was from May 3rd to 29thy during which period sun rays will be at the worst and no fan, Ac etc can be of much help!When the sea breeze sets in the coastal areas, evenings may a little pleasant. I use to enjoy for a few minutes intermittently when I go for my morning walk between three and four and evening 5 and 6 in our Youth World in Jeevan Bima Nagar , Chennai where I live.

This June has a special significance for all of us-  the residents of JEEVAN BIMA NAGAR which is celebrating SILVER JUBILEE on 15th and 16th in a magnificent manner- bringing out the talents within the colony and from outside to provide wholesome joy to the inmates of the colony.

A rare and happy occasion for all of us especially the seniors like me as  we can enjoy GOLDEN JUBILEE only from our HEAVENLY ABODE!
I recollect my Haiku poems on SUMMER which I give below though a repeat of long back:

Among the seasons Four
Summer has its own charm
Here are some Haiku nice
Enjoy/suffer along with summer!

1
Summer and winter
Part of Nature – God made sure
Accept with heart pure!
2
Summer is pleasant
To write “Mid summer night’s dream”
Sky throws a crescent!
3
Summer and winter
Brings out the great truth of life
Hot and cold glitter!
4
Sure the world needs both
Hot summer and cold winter
Ensure peoples’ growth!
5
Hot summer brings joy
To my children, the schools close
Nice time to enjoy!
6
Summer has glory
For all of us to enjoy
Can make a story!
7
Summer is pleasant
To all those who have a mind
To taste the crescent!
8
Summer can be cold
As cold as Himalayas
Mind to be quite bold!
9
Great summer showers
Bring mice relief, joy and cheers
Nature’s strong powers!
10
Summer gets flowers
Exotic and excellent
People in great cheers!

Summer knows no discrimination. It is equally harsh for all-big or small, rich or poor, men or women, employed or unemployed, well read or ill read!
Well June has just arrived bringing cheers and responsibilities, activities and attendant duties. Monsoon is expected to arrive shortly. Schools and colleges are to be opened for yet another onset of academic year. Payment of heavy fees, purchase of loads of books and notebooks for children. For my entire studies from Class one to University course, I would not have spent a lakh! Today a school nearby is collecting a couple of lakhs of rupees for PRE KG/LKG.! Is it education has become so costly and quality proportionately increased! Parents paying capacity increased!
I remember in late fifties I walked 16 miles a day for to-fro college in Karaikudi for want of 2+2 = 4 annas for college bus! Today boys and girls of elementary and high school classes go by school bus for a school that is just 500 meters from home in my colony! Naturally we find 4th or 6th standard boys and girls awkwardly OBESE!
One thing I have to admit is that the present day students in all ages are much more intelligent and better general knowledgeable than what I was at that stage!
Well wishing a happy and successful new academic year, we end this sunday story at this stage. Till we meet tomorrow as usual may GOD BE WITH YOU!

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LOVE A TREE DAY May 16th.

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In the light of the increasing global warning- no solution other than TREES
To find out more and more space for the ever increasing human population
Trees are cut, agricultural lands converted into colonies-my God!
Solution lies in the hands of the humans to LOVE and PLANT trees everywhere!

May sixteenth TODAY honors National Love a Tree Day, trees are celebrated
Recognized for the wonderful gift that trees are to us. this Day is in middle
Of Garden for Wildlife Month. trees tend to be long-lived for hundreds of years
Some trees live for several thousand years as Madras Adayar AALAMARAM is!

The tallest known tree is three hundred and seventy nine feet high-a wonder
Trees provide more than just beautiful landscapes and a shady canopy in summer
Play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate and give
Oxygen. Large carbon  stored in their tissues- removing carbon dioxide from earth.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,98,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 46th view at 17.45 hrs today viz Thursday  the SIXTEENTH (16th) May 2019 , total views of the BLOG crossed    ONE LAKH AND NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND (1,98,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1536th day and 1597th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY – April 26

NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY – April 26

Man endowed with  wonderful brain and its effective use, invented
Several useful and essential ideas, concepts, instruments
For the benefit of the Society all over the world! Today
April Twenty Sixth is one of the great days that saw the birth of a great!

NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY is today to honor the birth of Richter Scale inventor,
Charles Richter on this day in Nineteen Hundred. American seismologist and physicist
Most famous as the inventor of the Richter magnitude scale to quantify
The size of earthquakes, While working at the California Institute of Technology!

Richter first used the scale in nineteen thirty five and became
Standard measure of earthquake intensity. most popularly known
As Richter Scale. United States Geological Service records
That the biggest earthquake since was in Chile in May nineteen sixty.

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NO WATER MELONS SANS SEEDS!

 

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God created the world with seasons four and their specialties great
Man named the seasons including awful summer with character of its own
With special fruits significant for the summer heat and thirst
Summer has  arrived and water melons on the platforms and street aplenty!

Tasty fruit – no watermelon sans seeds irritating when taken
But Fiber and water important for healthy digestion. it has both.
Has high water content making it hydrating and helps one feel full.
Low-calorie fruit high in nutrients, carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E
Has compounds- cucurbitacin E and lycopene, potential to prevent cancer
Has heart-healthy components, lycopene, citrulline and vitamins and minerals,.
Lycopene and vitamin C anti-inflammatory antioxidants Inflammation controls diseases.
Lycopene helps keep eyes healthy and protects against muscular degeneration
Its juice is a recovery beverage after exercise avoiding muscle soreness.
Nutrients good for our hair and keeps skin supple and protect against sunburn.

Not a very costly fruit- nor available as much in other seasons
Sure we have to take as much as possible for good reasons
God knows what is the best and at what seasons and reasons
Let us enjoy-no water melons sans seeds- no life sans problems!

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