Elizabeth Blackwell Day is today

Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.

Elizabeth Blackwell.jpg

God-the Lord Almighty has a purpose behind HIS every creation
Human beings or animals, wise or idiots, wild animals or mild
It has a purpose,the society is benefited nice or otherwise
It should be the endeavor to be good and do good to all to skies.

Life giving and saving profession and professionals are great
They are supposed to sacrifice their personal pleasures and
Conveniences in saving the sick-alas-many are in the opposite
May the creator mend them to give their best and serve the sick.

Elizebeth Blackwell -the first British born physician, and also
The first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States
First woman again in the United Kingdom’s Medical Register
Born third February Eighteen Twenty One and died in nineteen ten
We remember her with respect and pray for her guidance from heaven.

Image result for Image of Elizabeth Blackwell in her doctor's robe


“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” commenced through https://nvsr.wordpress.com  with the first posting  “MY TRYST WITH LIC” on 28th February 2015- on the completion of FOURTEEN years of my retired life. Quite new to blog and all, I just emailed the information to all the email ids of my known friends and also shared with my Face Book and Google friends.

To my greatest joy and surprise that post had 148 views – one of the highest for any day from 28/2/2015 till this day!!!

Not only views but also feed backs and comments thrilled me. To all of them of course I acknowledged and conveyed my heartful gratitude then and there. Of course there were several phone calls from my good friends who where in the know of my telephone number.

We know that we read a lot but then no time or mood to respond in black and white! That is a part of our nature.


Feed backs/comments and some of my replies are nearing 100 which I wanted to share with my great friends and hence here it is!

Feedback/comments help us to analyze our performance and provide a chance to improve and hence I eagerly look forward from all my well meaning readers.

As and when time and mind working in unison with the body, kindly read and respond.



Comment: It must be good because the writer is a poet and also a devoted proactive member of the large organization called LIC

Will read the whole presentation and then offer comments


2 Name: T S Venkata Ramani, Chennai

Very interesting and inspiring. Incidentally, only now I come to understand you have adorned full suit also some times.(Sorry if my comments take you “from the sublime to the ridiculous?”(Incidentally is the handsome (!!) young man standing by your side in the Salem, my humble self?)


3 Yes u r-GREAT T S VENKATARAMANI-The bosom friend of N V Subbaraman!

N V Subbaraman



Comment: Dear Subbaraman, your experience with such a large organization and your contribution which helped to make it a large organization make very interesting reading Hearty congratulations

Please edit the memoirs and shorten to three fourths or even half the length

Please drop the very last paragraph totally. You write what you are capable of. Don’t worry about others and their abilities. Remember you are a poet. How many other are?

God bless you


5 Clifford Martis
Bangalore, Feb 28

In these fast food days and whats App days

I saw Mr C Ramanathan in one of the photos Pl send your memoirs to friends like him

Do shorten it. The very first few paragraphs can be shortened

The last paragraph must go



6  ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Subbaraman,I spent full 30 MTS to read your memories and only word I can tell it is a flurry of words, emotions, simplicity, honest words and what not. Congrats. I too have an intention to write a similar write-up. Yours will be a model for me. You are simply my role model for a few things like believe in yourself and do your best for people around you. Thanks – Sridhar


7 ks_krpuram <ks_krpuram@yahoo.co.in>

Feb 28

Only a few days back I sorted all the photos and sorted them center wise of my postings and will jot down all important events at each of the place of posting then prepare. Matter of coincidence u have prepared first ( as always)


8  T.S.Swaminathan
Bangalore,Feb 28

Dear Shri. Subbaraman,

Kindly accept my best wishes on this memorable day. Do you know that this date is common to both of us!! Yes. I too retired on 28th February only. I do not know your date of birth in 1941. However, I was born in July 1939, but Feb 1939 was given in school records to help me appear for SSLC exam without any problem(I got double promotion from Class I to Class III and hence, studied for a year less) With this official date, I retired on 28th Feb 1997 (when I was just 57 years 7mths. the normal superannuation age being 58 at that time) This morning, I got up with the idea of my retirement date and when I saw your mail, I was surprised.

I will go through your write up leisurely. Best wishes once again.




9 Subbaraman NV
Chennai, Feb.28

to T.S.Swaminathan

Great! All the best for a happier and healthier, peaceful and prosperous retirement year!. As you read you will find a reference to the real and actual date of birth-under STINT AT OOTY!

My actual DOB is 31/07/1941 and the official is 17/02/1941. Our retirement age was revised to 60 and hence I enjoyed official life by two more years and 68 days more! Sixty eight days more- what is that? Please read and you will know!?!?!?

N V Subbaraman


10  s raja sekhar <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Feb 28


Name: s raja sekhar

Email: rajusaripella@yahoo.co.in

Comment: Dear Sir,

I am immensely impressed by your detailed account of your Tryst with LIC.

I wish that one day I will also pen down few lines like you about my journey in LIC that started at Bhilai Branch under Raipur Division in April 1983 as a Direct Recruit Officer of 12th Batch and will end in November 2018, unless the God willing otherwise.

Though I heard a lot about you from the LICians I am coming across from the Kadapa Division I felt very happy to get it vetted from your own account.

I am presently holding the position of Principal, ZTC, Hyderabad.

With regards,

S.Raja Sekhar

PS: Without any intention to hurt you I take liberty to point out two factual inaccuracies noticed by me in your write up.

  1. In page 39 of your write up the retirement year( original ) was mentioned as 2009 instead of 1999. b) Similarly in page 44 the last FY in your service was mentioned as 2001-02 whereas it should be 2000-01 as you retired in Feb 2001.


11 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Feb 28

to s.rajasekhar

Thanks. I am delighted.

Yes it should be 1999.

It is only 2001-2002 as I have referred to therein I unofficially continued till May 8th 2001- 68 days beyond the actual date of retirement at the request of the then ZM!?!?!?

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


12 BVChandrasekar, Trichy.
Feb 28

Comment: excellent lic autobiography. i was very much reminded of tenure service in lic in those days



Feb 28

Comment: Sir, I started reading your “memoir” with great enthusiasm. But could not finish it in one go. Hope I will be able to do that soon. It was certainly amusing and interesting.  I am glad that you had preserved so many photos even. Sitting in arm chair, savoring in the evening of one’s life of his own achievements,(!!!!) however small they may be, IS CERTAINLY A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. It gives some satisfaction that “YES…. I DID MY JOB WELL!!!”- Notwithstanding certain omissions and commissions here and there. I too attempted writing some time back my “musings” like these in Telugu. Let me see whether I can share these with the FB friends!!!!TCR.


14 VGopalan, Thanjavur.

Feb 28

Name: VGopalan

Website: http://www.bharathipayilagam.blogspot.com

Comment: Very interesting history of your career. You have seen many places, people and their attitude. Though I know your overall history, I am able to go deep into the minute details in your write-up. This is a good habit of keeping their own track record, either bad or good. It will be pleasant to recollect some of the past incidents, though they may not be pleasant during those days. I appreciate you for reproducing your past with interesting anecdotes. I feel, if some of the interesting events which took place are also mentioned with specific details. Overall write up is nice and interesting. All the best in your retired life!.


15 Subbaraman NV Feb 28th
to VGopalan

Thanks. But then giving everything …………………….if it hurts any one at this stage……………..Help ever, HURT never…………………………!?!?!?

Thanks aplenty.

N V Subbaraman


16 Gopalan Venkataraman , Thanjavur.

Feb 28

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire write-up, which gives us a vivid picture of your career, ups and downs (though there no downs) and your achievements, mending the ways of services to the public etc. Settling death claims within a short span of time is really an achievement to your credit. I know your personal interest in celebrating Insurance Week and you have mentioned about Villupaattu group in Thanjavur, in which I am also associated a bit (in writing the lyrics). Really I am not aware of your transfer to Rajasthan and the quick retransfer within a short span of time. During your first stint at Tanjore I know your sons, that too the junior one, who once walked all the way from Convent to LIC D.O. all alone. Bravo! I shall read it again and come out with some more observation. Thank you sir.


17 Subbaraman NV

Feb 28

to Gopalan

So nice of you. Please see that your love for me does not blind you!

N V Subbaraman


18 Ramnath N S , Bangalore.

Feb 28

to me, Lakshman

Wow that’s amazing!

He remembers kumar’s odyssey!!!

Sent from my iPhone


19 Subbaraman NV


Yes; that is that Gopal!.



Feb 28



21 G. Sridharan

Feb 28


Name: G. Sridharan, Chennai.

Comment: Excellent. You have purposefully avoided mentioning the names. Any reason?

My uncle was a teacher at Srinivasa Rao high school. Athmanatha Iyer of Bhavasami agraharam.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

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22 K R Ramani, Hyderabad.

Mar 1


Name: K R Ramani

Comment: In 1985 I was transferred to LIC Ooty Branch. I found several persons remembered N V Subbaraman with great admiration. It was 2 decades after his leaving that place. I visited Kadapa in 2011, 15 years after his leaving that place .People remembered him with great regard.

There is only one word to define both his personal and official life – EXEMPLARY.

Time: February 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

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23 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sridharan

Thanks for your feedback. Yes; it has a reason; some may get offended in which I am not at all interested.

Yes; Shri Athmanatha Iyer and I were colleagues; how is he? Kindly convey my enquiries and regards to him.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


24 Subbaraman NV

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks Ramani. I am grateful to you for the nice sentiments u have expressed..

N V Subbaraman


25 Sudershan Pal

Mar 1

Name: Sudershan Pal

Email: spal1950@gmail.com

Comment: Dear Shri NVS

I am a retired Banker and being from the same fraternity, go thru’ the LIC forum regularly. I found your story quite interesting – in fact, saw a STRANGE resemblance in cultures in the working experience of people from two different organizations – Could not stop myself from commenting.

Regards & wishes.

Time: March 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

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26 Subbaraman NV

Mar 1

to Sudershan, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Thanks aplenty.

We are birds of the same feather!

N V Subbaraman


Mar 1


Email: kvkrishna1965@gmail.com


Time: March 1, 2015 at 8:30 am

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Name: Latha raja

Email: rajasatyanarayana@yahoo.com

Comment: Chinayana,I never thought thaatha had any part to play in your LIC job. I also didn’t know that you at any time worked as a groundnut supervisor. Strange!

Time: March 1, 2015 at 10:38 am

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29 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to Latha

It is not groundnut supervisor, Latha, it is the surveying the produce of groundnut in Tamilnadu as an Economic Investigator of the Delhi Cloth and General Mills Co. Ltd. for TWENTY ONE DAYS on a consolidated payment of RUPEE SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!!!!!



30 M.Sundaram. <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 1

Name: M.Sundaram.

Email: sundaram.m08@gmail.com

Comment: I am very happy to go through the details. I need your email id and phone Nos. so that I can keep in touch with you. After a very long time I could see lot of details from your articles.

With Regards,



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31 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 1

to M.Sundaram.

Thanks aplenty Sundaram. How r u and where are u now?

I am in 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai 600101.

Ph: 044/26544950  / 9840477552.

Thanks again.

N V Subbaraman


32 V.Krishnan commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India


INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …


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 1960s. 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 alliance. Best Wishes for a Long, healthy future!



33 Harihara Subramanian commented on a link you shared.

Harihara Subramanian

March 2 at 9:28am

NVS! We were quite envious of Shri Subbaraman’s energy, alacrity, and knowledge and willing to take responsibilities–He was a person with tejas and well-kept physique, due to his Yoga practices and clean habits and thoughts! I always feel fortunate to have been in association with him, when he was in Madurai. A prolific writer and a poet, he continues his activities, even after retirement. He never appears to be aging. May God be with him in all his activities!


34  Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com>

Mar 4


Thank you, dear friend!  Your creativity, at your age, amazes me. v.r.k raman

Sent from Windows Mail


From: Subbaraman NV

Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎March‎ ‎3‎, ‎2015 ‎6‎:‎48‎ ‎PM

To: Kothanda Raman

All the best in US!

N V Subbaraman

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM, Kothanda Raman <kothanda@hotmail.com> wrote:

In sugar land, texas, u.s.a



35 Ganesh.K <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 4

Name: Ganesh.K

Email: k.ganesh@licindia.com

Comment: Sir, Pranams to you….delightful anecdotes on your varied experiences…I recall you inform me that ZM wanted you to continue working as “Honorary” Secy Mktg, even after retirement…you spoke to me on this. I was MM Salem then; also recall the time you could spend with me when you visited Thanjavur on 2000-01…When I visited kadapa, I recall our association when I read the scroll of SDM of Kadapa!!!  Many memories keep flooding….Regards to you & all your family members… (Your son – is he still with Eco Times?)….Ganesh

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36 Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 8

to me, Ramnath

My friends vidhyapriya’s comments…



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Begin forwarded message:

From: Vidhyapriya <vidhyapriyas@gmail.com>

Date: March 8, 2015 at 11:20:30 AM EDT

To: Lakshman Subbaraman <lakshman.subbaraman@gmail.com>

Cc: Sruthi Srinivasan <sruthi.srinivasan@gmail.com>

Subject: Re: My dad’s tryst with LIC with some pics

Very interesting and inspiring read, Lakshman! Your dad is such a great writer. I don’t think it is common to see a person being so loyal to their Institution -40 years with twelve transfers. Wow… I remember that we used to tease for changing your native city periodically, depending on the person you were talking to..  Like, you belong to say kadappa, Ooty, Thanjavur to name a few. Now I know you were not joking :

It was nice to see the old pictures too! Thanks for sharing! Hope you dad is doing well. Please convey my namaskarams to him.


37 a.kempanath <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 11

Name: a.kempanath

Email: a.kempanath@gmail.com

Comment: A real tryst with LIC

a peep into a glorious selfless and inspiring service to LIC.

I had the opportunity to be with you and benefit a lot to improve myself.

Time: March 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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38 V. Balagopal commented on My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India

INTRODUCTION By no means is this to be taken as completely autobiographical; this is purely some random thoughts on my almost …

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, a great(!?!?!?) branch, I am sure you will agree with me…!!!)

I was also receiving your copies of “Young Poet” and used to enjoy going thru’ the poems.

I remember one of 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….

  1. Balagopal


39 B R SETHI <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 12


Email: sbr1937@gmail.com

Comment: Thanks for sharing your story. You have narrated it as it happened. Liked it.

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40 Clifford Martis <clifmart@gmail.com>

Mar 13




Kindly find out how the paragraph can be deleted and do delete it


41 Raman Pk <pathiyilraman@yahoo.co.in>

Mar 13


Dear NVS Sir,

Nice to see your write up in my “in-box” today! I was overwhelmed by nostalgia. Hats off to your sharp

memory and painstaking efforts to preserve the old and rare photographs! Last week I met Mr. VKM

(Ooty Krishnamurthy) and we were talking about you. Pleasant surprise that he is seen with you in your Ooty photograph (in full suit)! Pease keep writing and keep us inspired.




42 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 13

to Raman

So nice of you, Raman! Thanks aplenty.  Those were indeed happy days. Thanks again

N V Subbaraman


43 Venkata Ramani <sevalayatsv@sevalaya.org>

Mar 16


How do you know padmanabhan sivasubramanyam-who is my brother and a journalist?


44 From: Subbaraman NV [mailto:nvsubbaraman@gmail.com]

Sent: 16 March 2015 09:42

Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 16

to Venkataramani

He is in my mailing list. How can I omit a great scholar and writer?


45 Subir Kumar Mazumder <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 16

Name: Subir Kumar Mazumder

Email: eskayem@gmail.com

Comment: Read with rapt attention “My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India”.  Reading every line took me to the days of the early seventies when one young man of 23 years, born and brought up in the city of Kolkata, had to relocate himself to the tiny township of Sindri (270 kms away) for joining LIC as an Assistant leaving his parents, friends, and the much loved city.

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46 Theresa <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 6

Name: Theresa

Email: theresajoseph1029@gmail.com

Comment: Sir, Thanks for your autobiography. It is emotional and beautiful. It flows with beautiful and necessary precision of language. I am doing an MBA project on Work life balance in LIC. Your article would be of greater source to me. Ayya, MIKKA NANDRI …Thank You

Time: March 6, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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47 K S Unny <donotreply@wordpress.com>

Mar 7


Name: K S Unny

Email: unnyks@yahoo.com

Comment: Read with great interest, as our periods of service in LIC almost coincide. Nevertheless experiences differ. I still remember how I missed all the automatic promotions in spite of becoming an AFFI in 1965 and FFII in 1969.

It was good going through your experiences with the LIC. The period I worked under you at the Avanashi Road Branch of Coimbatore are still very fondly remembered.

Though there was much heartbreak during the period of service, the most vivid one being the stagnation at the ADM’s cadre for 9 years, I now look back to the past with fond memories. I lead a contended and happy retired life with peace and tranquility. And your write up helped me rewind and unwind.

I am very happy for you and wish you and your family all the good things in life. My wishes to you also for a good health, happiness and peace!

God bless.

48 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to Theresa

All the best in your project!. In case you need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Where r u doing the project?

I am in Chennai-044/26544950 / 9840477552

Thanks for your inspiring feedback.

N V Subbaraman


49 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 7

to K, bcc: Ramnath, bcc: Lakshman

Dear Mr. Unni,

I am indeed delighted at your response. Thanks in millions.

Where r u now?

I am in Chennai-04/26544950 / 9840477552

With regards.

N V Subbaraman


50 theresa damian <theresajoseph1029@gmail.com>

Mar 18

Res Sir,

Thank You for your kind response.

Sorry for the delay.

I haven’t checked the mail for a while

Nice, to know of your goodness.

Sure, I will seek your goodness.


I am in Chennai doing my study in Mother Teresa Women’s university.

Your autobiography is inspiring.

I also learnt from your profile that you are a profound writer. I read few of those.Feel that you write more.

Thank You Sir

With Respect and prayers


51 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

God be with you and guide you in all your activities. You are welcome at all times. Just now I completed a treatise on Insurance in Tamil titled “ஆயிரம் பொன்” It is aimed to be a guide to the students of Insurance, practitioners of Insurance and knowledge seeking public.

Thanks for your mail and with best wishes.

N V Subbaraman


52 Subbaraman NV <nvsubbaraman@gmail.com>

Mar 18

to Theresa

I am eager to know about your progress in your research work. I hope u r getting necessary and needed guidance from him /her. What exactly is the theme? It is just out of curiosity. If u don’t mind sharing pl. do. No embarrassment, I believe. All the best!


53 Jayasimhan Tmm

Congratulations. I went through a few paragraphs. I will read through. But one question – why was that left hand shake as jack of all trades!!!!

February 28 at 6:12am · Like


54 Subbaraman N.V.

Great! On the one hand probably he was giving the prize and probably forced to give left hand shake! What a keen observation by Shri TMMJ!

February 28 at 6:23am ·


55 Jayasimhan Tmm

Sir kadapa episode is wonderful

February 28 at 6:52am ·


56 Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; u r from KDP!?!?!?

February 28 at 6:56am ·


57 Venkata Ramani Please see my comments in NVSR.WORDPRESS>COM

February 28 at 7:03am · Like

58 Subbaraman N. V.

Seen; replied; thanks.

February 28 at 7:06am · Like


59 Esakki Rajan

படித்து முடித்தேன்….

அழஅழகான வர்ணனை.

அருமையான அனுபவம் .

துரோகங்களை துயிலுறித்துக்காட்டாமல் கோடிட்டு காட்டிய பாங்கு. உங்கள் பெருந்தன்மையை



கடப்பா RUN FOR LIFE INSURANCE டீ சர்ட் திருப்பூரிலிருந்து என் ஏற்பாட்டில் தான் அனுப்பிவைக்கப்பட்டது. பெருமைப்படுகிறேன்.நான் அப்போது திருப்பூர் கிளை மேலாளர் .

February 28 at 9:20am ·

60 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Esakkirajan. I very well remember your help to me on that occasion.

February 28 at 9:30am ·


61 Banda Gangaraju

I follow your memoirs as I worked during the same decades as you

February 28 at 10:18am ·


62Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Gangarajugaru.

February 28 at 10:24am ·


63 Shrinivas Sathya Susarla

Sir though I left LIC my memories about lic is thick. Reading your blog my stint at lic flashed. Like the way u wrote the memoir without mentioning the names of the officers at the same time expressing ur feelings. The touching point ed personnel …… sir u mentioned stopped coffee tea.. at the behest of Kanchi Parmacharya. May I request you to share your experiences with Paramacharya

February 28 at 1:55pm · Edited · Like


64 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. Pl. c another posting on the topic “BYE TO COFFEE”

February 28 at 1:58pm ·


65 Subbaraman N.V.

My dear SSS, 044/26544950 / 9840477552

February 28 at 2:02pm ·

66 Venkatraman Chandrakesan

Dear Mr. NVS, excellent memory of yr 40 years lic life. By yr write up, i am very much reminded of those happy days of working along with yr good self.

February 28 at 3:26pm ·


67Subbaraman N.V.

I equally cherish those happy times. Thanks.

February 28 at 3:43pm · Like


68 Subramanian Ruppa Sundarrao

Excellent memory. I really feel that it is to be printed and given to all the employees now to improve the service still better and to face any challenges. Thank you, RESPECTED SIR.


February 28 at 4:33pm ·


69 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota


February 28 at 4:43pm ·


70 Subbaraman N.V.

Kindly recollect and repost for my benefit.

February 28 at 4:44pm ·


71 Chandrasekhara Reddy Thota


February 28 at 4:54pm ·


72 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·


73Rajagopal Krishnamurthy:

Awesome mama. It is nice that came across a good person like you in my life.

February 28 at 5:21pm ·



74Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!.



February 28 at 4:54pm ·


76 Subbaraman N. V.

Thanks. It indicates your love for me. That is all.TCS Reddy

February 28 at 5:01pm ·


77 Subbaraman N.V.

I feel elated. Thanks. All the best for you!

February 28 at 5:24pm ·


78 Purushothamrao Rao

Very interesting. I would like to request you to see that this is published in some of our house magazines so that it would help the present generation of our erstwhile organization. With best wishes

February 28 at 9:25pm ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thank you Shri PRRao.

February 28 at 11:29pm ·


  1. Chandrasekaran Chandrasekaran

Congrats, wish u to contribute your experience and blessings to all LICians for many more years with good health

March 1 at 3:33am ·


81 Subbaraman Nagapatnam Viswanathan Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like


  1. Sankar Rao

Our memories are always with you and are still very fresh and green-. in our hearts of Kadapa Division. We. Wish. A. Healthy. Long. Life. Sankar. G. S.  Kadapa.

March 1 at 8:33am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks a lot Shankar Rao. I have named it a golden period for me.

March 1 at 8:41am ·


  1. Yanadi Setty


March 2 at 6:45am ·


  1. Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks, Yenadi Setty.

March 2 at 6:48am ·


  1. Cheenu Srinivasan

My pranams to my mentor who lived for simplicity, integrity and helpful approach to complicated issues.

March 2 at 9:58am ·


89 Subbaraman N.V.

‘lived for’ or’ living for’…………………………..!?!?!? Thanks aplenty.

March 2 at 11:06am ·


90 Cheenu Srinivasan Sorry sir! It should read “lives for ”

March 2 at 1:25pm ·


91 Subbaraman N.V.

Sorry Cs, I made it just in a lighter vein. I know well that neither I lived nor am living with simplicity, integrity helpful approach etc.!Thanks again.

March 2 at 1:46pm ·


92 Venu Gopal

A true account of yourselves. Well done!

March 4 at 9:39am ·


93 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks aplenty Venugopal.

March 4 at 10:07am ·


94 Ramana Rapthadu

Still remembering those days at Cuddapah

March 7 at 10:32pm ·

95Subbaraman N.V.

Yes; very much. Those days are unforgettable indeed! Thanks for your response

March 8 at 5:28am ·


96  Balasubramanaian Srikanteswaran


really great

with respects


February 28 at 11:29pm ·


97  Subbaraman N.V.

Love is blind. Thanks Balu.

March 1 at 5:35am · Like


98 Subbaraman N.V.

Thanks Chandrasekaran

March 1 at 5:36am · Like



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July 2 – World Sports Journalists Day

                              Sports coverage of Missouri, Illinois

Here is a prayer of a sports journalist:


Thou have made me a sports Journalist, my Lord!

Blessed I am with knowledge and language

Knowledge to discuss all sports; language, God!

To express my views in many a page!


Let me be free and frank in reporting

No fear of punishment discouraging

Or the hope of reward influencing

Sure never for sensationalizing!


I do need money enough to take care

Of my kith and kin and extra to share

With the needy and have-nots now and then

My duty that can be done with my pen!


Sports journalism is more important

Encouraging or discouraging instant

Encouraging poor/ non performers sin

Discouraging high performers -worse one!


Young athletes and sports persons need limelight

That helps bringing out their talents outright

My duty it is to carefully do

Rural more than urban sure to woo!


Bless me to write, write well in words simple

Wrong and false never to make a ripple

Right and truth ever to hold noble sway

In the sports world let me take the great way!


My dear esteemed Viewers,

Thanks to your constant and continuous encouragement total VIEW score of ENVIUS THOUGHTS reached FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND at 22.30hrs. on Friday, the 1st July 2016. Kindly continue. Thanks.


N V Subbaraman





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Days unknown to commoner are many-this day is one
World Intellectual Property Day is today-won
The hearts of the Intellectuals- creativity
To be celebrated-creators and innovators
Be honored profuse for their contribution signal sure
Development of society across the world quite pure!

Nineteen Seventy onward being organized lovely
April twenty third- Theme: “Digital Creativity:
Culture re imagined” for the current year the Theme;
Intellectual Property Rights encourage a scheme
Of innovation in this digital era- era to enlighten
On the modern digital devices-not to frighten!


“NATIONAL CIVIL SERVICE DAY” is today! (21/4/16)


The roof and crown of creation is man-the versatile

Knowledge, intelligence, duty, sincerity-fertile

To serve the society, nation and the world a great chance

And give the best to prosper with all joy and harmony!


We are born to rule and serve- a few to rule, some to serve

Serve the society through all source- private and Government

Well educated, qualified and mind to serve is nice

Dignity and self respect never to be compromised!!


“National Civil Service Day” is today- to honor

The loyal and devoted, dedicated and sincere;

Fitting it is to reward the honest and good each year

On this happy day – a great day to enthuse and inspire!


Self respect and dignity sure to be maintained by all

Not to fear punishment transfer- no bending knees-small;

Opening the car doors to political leaders mean

At that level staff are there to do- not at level high!


Civil servant being honored by the Vice-President of India.


Civil servants falling at the feet of a politician!?!?!?.



N V Subbaraman

The Blogger in his casual  attire on his Blog work in his study room!

I am of firm belief that it is Divine guidance that leads one’s life. I have several times expressed through this Blog that ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com has become an important and integral part of my life and living and this is one of the three things dear to my heart at this age and stage!

It was in the last  calendar year that I started this blog and day after day, it is becoming a great passion for me!

Planning, decision making and execution- important management principles are applicable in managing a Blog also! It becomes very important especially if one wants to make a post every day in chain without a single day’s break. It is indeed an art and science!

There are quite a few platforms- Shareaholic, WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, Medium, Squarespace, Typepad, Weebly, Drupal, Joola and so on. I consider it my fortune that I chose “wordpress.com” as my platform for my blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS at the instance of my Bangalore based Journalist son. While I take stock of my Blogging experience since the last day of February 2015 when I made my FIRST POST till this day my 350th post, I feel as if I have achieved something very great in my life- much more than what I achieved while I was in service at a senior level in an Indian Public Sector Undertaking!

I am simply delighted to receive a report on my activities from WordPress which I proudly share with my viewers – SEVEN SNAP SHOTS- and some data.

In fact on 2nd January- I have shared the entire report in this blog. Though some information is repeated, I feel it is worth it.

” March 24


Envius Thoughts



Happy New Year from WordPress.com!I

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

There were 312 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 163 MB. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 20th with 237 views. The most popular post that day was A PRECIOUS GEM IS GONE! (20/8).


129 days

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Attractions in 2015

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1 National Cancer Survivors Day (USA)

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2 World Day Against Child Labour June 2015

3 My Tryst with Life Insurance Corporation of India

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but wait, there’s more!

We want to help you make 2016 even better on WordPress.com.”

I am pursuing further.”

For the full report of the word-press, please refer to the post made on January second under the title “ENVIUS THOUGHTS-2015 WORD-PRESS REVIEW” by visiting the archives.

Today is my 350th post and that is the “TALE OF A BLOGGER Part VII”-! Every 50th post I share with my viewers the tale and 350th is the VII part. Number of days since the launch of the blog is 331.

Total number of views so far:                         27850

No. of countries:                                                    188

Top FIVE viewing countries:  India                  7607

USA                                                                         2919

Pakistan                                                                2831

Myanmar(Burma)                                              2410

Iraq                                                                        1093

Top FIVE posts by views:

National Cancer Survivors Day (USA)         6378

World Day against child labor.                      1398

My TRYST with LIC of INDIA                         155

World Oceans Day                                          108

A precious gem is gone                                  108

We can reasonably distribute the Home Page/Archives views viz 15278 over the 349  posts when   each Post on an average, view will be increased by 44.

I am amazed at the top viewed post viz “National Cancer Survivors Day (USA)”       with a view score of 6378. Please have a look at the vast difference between the first and the next! Probably it has an element of prayer ingrained in the post and that has attracted-is attracting -the viewers from all over!

So, thus goes my experience- There were moments of joy on looking at the increasing views and sadness when the number slipped on a few days. Record opening view score was on 17/1/16 and the score at 5.00 hours was ZERO!!!!!!???? which is normally anything between 20 to 50! It has in fact helped me to follow the Geethopadesa-“ACTION IS THY DUTY; FRUIT IS NOT THY CONCERN”.

Very interesting experience visited me on 22nd January when a few viewers from US and Iraq expressed their great sense of appreciation for Tamil Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar’s thoughts  on 32 topics which were shared through “ENVIUS THOUGHTS”  in 32 posts! The rest 101 will by HIS grace, I hope will appear in the Blog in due course.

Let me go on with my passion as long as God wills it.

I wholeheartedly thank my viewers from 187 countries of the world and solicit their continued support. I am equally grateful to WORDPRESS for providing a great platform for my “ENVIUS THOUGHTS”.

Something interesting-nothing to do with the blog but of course something related to the blogger about twenty years ago and now!

When I was heading the Life Insurance Corporation’s Kadapa Division, one of the Branch Managers attended a session at the National Insurance Academy -an Institution in Pune devoted to Insurance Education in India- gave an assignment to the fifty odd participants  to present the profile of their “ROLE MODEL”. This participant chose in his own way to quote this blogger as his role model and made a fine presentation of it. He never told me about this on his return. After a few months when I happened to visit the NIA, the Faculties and the Director congratulated me and asked what magic I did. I could not catch it and then they came with the “ROLE MODEL EPISODE”. I told them that the participant probably had so much of affection for me which anyhow I don’t deserve!. Later the NIA returned officer explained to me in detail.

A couple of days back an eighth standard girl student of a famous school in Chennai, came running  to share a news with me on return from school. She is the daughter of my neighbor in our colony. In her half yearly examination English paper on the other day there was a question: Write 10 lines on the personality whom you like most.” This girl told me she wrote about this blogger and she was awarded full 3 marks for her writing!

What a parallel in the gap of a twenty year period at different levels of the individuals concerned!!

Wishing you all a fantastic 2016!



In this blog we have been posting the words of wisdom of the great Saint Poet Thiruvaluvar whose magnum opus Thirukkural is deemed to be acknowledged universal scripture. Out of his 133 chapters having 10 couplets each, we have posted 30 chapters so far and hopefully the rest will also follow in the days to come.

16th January is Thiruvalluvar’s birth day and accordingly there was a post yesterday paying homage and praise on him.

We have repeatedly seen that the Saint Poet has not left any subject not dealt with in his monumental work done two thousand years and more ago- religion, spiritualism, education, knowledge, law, medicine, finance, management, agriculture, love, family life, economics, politics, science ……………!

In fact this is what made one Tamil scholar and poet great admirer of Thiruvalluvar say in praise:

எல்லாப் பொருளும் இதன்பா லுளவிதன்பா

லில்லாத எப்பொருளும் இல்லையால்-சொல்லால்

பரந்தபா வாலென் பயன்வள் ளுவனார்

கரந்தபா வையத் துணை.

Ellaap poruLum idhanpaa  luLavidhanpaa

Lillaadha epporuLum illaiyaal sollaal

Parandhapaa vaalen payanvaL Luvanaar

Karandhapaa vaiyath thuNai.

That is, “Every subject is dealt with here, there is nothing in the world that is not dealt with here. Such wide subjects dealt with by Valluvar is the friend and guide for humanity.”

This in fact made the great national poet Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar to sing in ecstasy:

”வள்ளுவன் தன்னை உலகினுக்கே தந்து

வான்புகழ் கொண்ட தமிழ்நாடு”.

“VaLLuvanthannai ulaginukkae thandhu

Vaan pugazh koNda thamizhnaadu”

By giving Valluvan to the world, Tamilnadu attained sky-high fame.

In this Sunday story, my esteemed viewers will see the wisdom of Valluvar in his 104th Chapter on Farming his great admiration for farming and farmers.

We must read this in the back ground of the fact this was written more than two thousand years ago and the modern, mechanical agricultural operations were not even dream-pt of.  Even today many of the countries in the world do have and follow manual agricultural operations.

Today the 17th January 2016, is celebrated, as usual in every year, as a FESTIVAL OF HARVEST -PONGAL followed by FARMERS DAY-உழவர் திருநாள்.

It is in the fitness of things that we see Thiruvalluvar’s words of wisdom on this subject in the following couplets:

Tamil – English translation in this write up is not mine but that of Kaviyogi Suddhanandha Bharathi.

Kaviyogi Sudhdhanandha Bharathi

Chapter 104

அதிகாரம் 104



1.சுழன்றும்ஏர்ப் பின்னது உலகம் எனவே

உழந்தும் உழவே தலை.

Suzandrum aerp pinnadhu ulagam enavae

Uzhandhum uzavae thalai.

Farming though hard is foremost trade

Men ply at will but ploughmen lead.

Though people in the world are engaged in so many avocations, since they all depend on the farmers, farming is the prime and important vocation in the world.            (Kural 1031)

2. உழுவார் உலகத்தார்க்கு ஆணி அஃது ஆற்றாது

எழுவாரை எல்லாம் பொறுத்து.

Uzhuvaar ulagaththaarkku aaNi ahudhu aatraadhu

Ezhuvaarai ellaam poruththu.

Tillers are linch-pin of mankind

Bearing the rest who cannot tend.

Agricultural products are produced by the farmers. As infact they help sustenance of the people, they are like the lynch pin of the chariot called people. (1032)

3. உழுதுஉண்டு வாழ்வாரே வாழ்வார்; மற்று எல்லாம்

தொழுதுஉண்டு பின்செல் பவர்.

Uzhudhu uNdu vaazhvaarae vaazvaar matru ellAm

Thozhudhu uNdu pinsel bavar.

They live who live to plough and eat

The rest behind them bow and eat.

Only those who till and have their food are indeed living people and the rest bow before the farmers and get their food and live.        (1033)

4. பலகுடை நீழலும் தம்குடைக்கீழ்க் காண்பர்

அலகு உடை  நீழ லவர்.

Palakudai neezhalum thamkudaikkeezh kaaNbar

Alagudai neezha lavar.

Who have the shade of cornful crest

Under their umbra umbrella rest.

Farmers feed the world; hence even the kings and their people are under the protecting umbrella of farming community.            (1034)

5. இரவார் இரப்பார்க்குஒன்று ஈவர் கரவாது

கைசெய்துஊண் மாலை யவர்.

Iravaar irappaarkkuonru eevar karavaadhu

Kaiseydhu ooN maalai yavar.

Who till and eat, beg not, nought hide

But give to those who are in need.

Those who till, produce and eat never go to others begging; they also feed others who come in need.     (1035)

6. உழவினார் கைம்மடங்கின் இல்லை விழைவதூஉம்

விட்டேம்என் பார்க்கும் நிலை.

Uzhavinaar kaimmadanggin illai vizhaivadhoom

Vittaemen paarkkum nilai.

Should ploughmen sit folding their hands

Desire-free monks too suffer wants.

If the farmers decide to keep quite without attending their work, even the monks will be in suffering for their sustenance.                 (1036)

7 தொடிப்புழுதி கஃசா உணக்கின் பிடித்து எருவும்

வேண்டாது சாலப் படும்.

Thodipuzhudhi kahsaa uNakkin pidiththu eruvum

VaeNdaadhu saalap padum.

Moulds dried to quarter-dust ensure

Rich crops without handful manure.

If the land tilled and the earth to its one fourth and allowed to dry properly, the land may not need even an ounce of manure. The crops will yield rich.     (1037)

8. ஏரினும் நன்றால் எருஇடுதல்; கட்டபின்

நீரினும் நன்றுஅதன் காப்பு.

Aerinum nanraal eruiduthal; kattapin

Neerinum nanru adhan kaappu.

Better manure than plough, then wead;

Than irrigating, better guard.

More important than tilling is manuring; after removing the weeds, more important than watering is guarding the crop against insects, pests and animals.                           (1038)

9. செல்லான் கிழவன் இருப்பின் நிலம்புலந்து

இல்லாளின் ஊடி விடும்.

Sellaan kizhavan iruppin nilampulandhu

IllaaLin oodi vidum.

If landsmen sit sans moving about

The field like wife will sulk and pout.

If the agriculturists and farmers keep quite sitting at home idle, the land will be angry just as one’s wife will do with her idle husband.  (1039)

10. இலம்என்று அசைஇ இருப்பாரைக் காணின்

நிலம்என்னும் நல்லாள் நகும்.

Ilamenru asaii iruppoaraik kaaNin

Nilam ennum nallaaL nagum.

Fair good earth will laugh to see

Idlers pleading poverty.

If a farmer does not engage himself with his agricultural operations on the ground of poverty, the land which is bound to bring in prosperity will laugh at the idle farmer.                                      (1040)

Farmers’ companions are indeed cow, bull, buffalo, ox and such animal beings. They are being loved and revered by them. While it is so, it is unfair and cruel, in the name of valor, sports, culture and tradition to inflict tortures on them by way of bull fight and bull taming etc. On one account, representation from Tamil Nadu in our Army, Navy, Air force, police force etc  is not much and hence our rural youth with courage and valor will do well to qualify and join the forces and protect the honor and integrity of the Nation instead of going on agitations.

Let us on this happy and auspicious occasion, wish all the farmers and their community all peace and pleasure, health and happiness, plenty and prosperity!

A farmer with his dutiful companion bulls in his ploughing operation.