“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” AS A LITERARY BLOG!

RAMAMURTHI ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS! Part V – Envius Thoughts

I am a little- why? – more than a little proud of my Blog which has an overall view score of more than 2,50,000 from ,more than 200 countries! I wanted to know about the top Blogs in the world and here is the top ten as Sunday Story this week. I am sure our esteemed viewers will find quite interesting!

10 Literary Blogs –Something every one Should Read

By Daniel Lefferts

Jan. 5, 2014

The new literary generation is here, and it’s bored — bored with the New Yorker, bored with the New York Times, bored with the New York Review of Books.

We need new literary sustenance. We want writing by people who understand the tremendous attentional effort it requires to read more than three sentences of anything. We want a literary La La Land that gives us gifs and James Joyce in the same breath. Screw it — we want gifs of James Joyce.

While I look for those, take a look at these: The best — funniest, crassest, headiest, least boring, most addictive — literary blogs for 20-something readers and writers.

  1. ‘Los Angeles Review of Books’

The Los Angeles Review of Books launched in the spring of 2012 as an answer (if only in name) to the well-established New York Review of Books and other stuffy, East Coast-based literary heavyweights like it. LARB immediately proved itself to be a fresher, younger, and more fun alternative. Aside from its sleek visuals (the homepage is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful on the web), the online-only publication boasts a wide range of reviews, essays, and interviews covering literature, film, art, and pop culture.

Though the writing can at times stray in the direction of the bloodlessly academic, the material is, for the most part, just the sort that the literary internet needs — original, lengthy, and demanding criticism that deserves our attention (however little of it there is).

  1. ‘The Awl’

The Awl isn’t exclusively a literary blog, but the snarling wit and critical acumen displayed in its reviews and essays — on everything from Communist architecture to the brain-breaking fiction of Jorge Luis Borges — will appeal to the young, hip, and wordy.

  1. ‘Html Giant’

That insufferable person in your college English class who claimed to have read Infinite Jest in two weeks and articulated everything in terms of “temporality” and “spatiality” is probably a frequent visitor of HTML Giant. The unabashedly theory-headed website deserves a visit from you, too. After all, wasn’t there something strangely alluring about that kid in your class? And don’t temporality and spatiality, after all, mean things — arguably important things? Everyone who cares about literature needs a cerebral fix now and then. HTML Giant is the place to reliably get it.

  1. Electric Literature’s ‘The Outlet’

The Outlet, the blog of Electric Literature, combines straightforward reporting on book world happenings with links to exciting literary content elsewhere on the web. Think A Publisher’s Weekly for the Bushwick set.

  1. ‘Hazlitt’

There probably isn’t a single piece of writing on Hazlitt, a literary blog run by Random House of Canada that I wouldn’t read or recommend. Their editorial trademark is the pithy, inviting, cleanly-written blog post about a thing — a show, a book, a person — that you hadn’t heard of before but now suddenly care about. It’s also got some of the most intelligent writing you’ll read about the Rob Ford scandal.

  1. ‘The New Inquiry’

The New Inquiry is among the weirder literary websites out there. It’s a room filled with a lot of random mismatched furniture, some of it tasteful, some if it cheap, not all of it comfortable, most of it interesting to look at. But there seems to be a method to this madness. Only in this cluttered space could you find a postmodern reading of Big Data, a “flash interview” with Harryette Mullen, and an odd item about the concept of “good” and “bad” years by Teju Cole, all on the same homepage. TNI: a case study in what happens when literary minds meet the unlimited real estate of the internet.

  1. ‘The Paris Review Daily’

The migration of literary culture from the printed page to the internet has been famously awkward, half-hearted, disaster-prone, and delayed. But The Paris Review has entered the digital age with all the grace and good humor you’d expect from the publication that’s practically ruled international literary discourse since it was first founded in 1953. Its Daily is the finest example of this — a stream of nerdy, nutty, tastefully profane blog posts consisting of everything from interviews with heavyweights such as Norwegian sensation Karl Ove Knausgaard to bite-size literary trivia.

  1. ‘Guernica’

Guernica is a magazine about literature, art, and culture with a stated political bent. It’s one of the headier and more serious literary magazines for millennial-generation readers, but the content is always urgent and contemporary. Its attention to international conflict and other global matters makes it especially noteworthy.

  1. ‘3:AM Magazine’

3:AM has everything — fiction, flash fiction, poetry, interviews, criticism — but its sensibility is consistent throughout: blunt, funny, angrily academic. Their tagline says it best: “Whatever it is, we’re against it.”

  1. ‘Five Chapters’

“Literary blog” is a debatable term, connoting for some a place where you can read writing about writing and for others a place where you can read the writing itself. If you fall into the latter category and just want a place to get good fiction, particularly by younger authors, you can’t go wrong with Five Chapters. Every week, Monday through Friday, the site posts a new short story in five serial installments. The work is consistently excellent, and the experience of reading day to day — hello, cliffhangers! — makes for good Dickens-era fun.

 

I do believe it is quite illuminating! We shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then GOOD BYE!

.10 Literary Blogs Every 20-Something Should Read

“ENVIUS THOUGHTS”- 2001 Day old!

 

Yes, ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is 2001 day old today thanks to the overwhelming support given by our esteemed viewers- overall view score as on date is 2,54,000 from more than 200 countries of the world! Having crossed very many ups and downs, the BLOG IS TWO THOUSAND AND ONE DAY old today! It ghas fetched a place for the Blogger a place of honor in the Asia Pacific Book of Records  and  Hon. Doctorate from the World Records University  U.K!

To continue purely  a Literary Blog like ENVIUS THOUGHTS without break even for a single day  for 2001 days with 2062 posts for a small person like me would have been IMPOSSIBLE but for the IMMENSE GRACE of God and blessings and wishes of my esteemed well wishers.

With what have been written over this period, 200 books of more than 100 pages each could have been published! But even if 500 books published, marketing would have been pretty difficult. When they are all in THE BLOG  any one interested can read at any point of time from the archives!

BOOKS PUBLISHED:

1 Gift of Life – First volume of English poems

2 “Breeze” – Second volume of English poetry

3 “Thiruvalluvar Aththicudi” – Translated work from Tamil to English

4 “Voice of Valluvar” –Translated work from Tamil to English- Research papers on Thirukkural.

5 “CRR at the Peak – Translated work from Tamil to English – a biographical work.

6 “Silver Fishes in the Blue Waters” – Third volume of English poetry- a collection of Haiku poems.

7.“Chithra Guptha” – History of Lord Chithra Guptha –Translated from Tamil to English**

8 “Cuckoos Song” – Bharathiyar’s “KUYIL PATTU” in Tamil translated to English**

9 “Voice of Ramana” Bagwan Ramana Maharishi’s “AKSHARA MANA MAALAI” in Tamil translated into English in Haiku format.**

10 “REIKI in Human Welfare”- A book on REIKI translated from Tamil to English.**

11 Translation of Tagore’s Gitanjali into Tamil with explanation.

12 Translated the English poems under the caption “COSMIC ACCIDENT” of Dr. A Padmanabhan, former Governor of Mizoram into Tamil.

13 Translated the poems of Japanese poet Daisaku Ikeda from English to Tamil and published.

14 Tamil epic poem translated into English captioned “UNIVERSE- A CHARIOT ON THE MOVE”**

  1. ”நிலவே நீ சொல்” -கவிதைகள்
  2. ”மழலையர் ஆத்திசூடி”
  3. ”கண்ணே மணியே கவிதை கேளு”
  4. முத்தமிழ் மலர்கள்

19 அறிவே வலிமை

20 காலம் போற்று

21 பாடிவந்த நிலா

22 வள்ளுவன் வாய்ச்சொல்

23 வாழ்விக்க வந்த மகான்

24 நேரு எனும் மாமேதை

25 கவலையே வேண்டாம்

26 கர்ம வீரர் காமராசர்

27 அண்ணல் காந்தி

28 வள்ளுவம் வாழ்ந்த வள்ளலார்

29 கத்தும் குயிலோசை

30 வெற்றி பிறக்குது மனத்தினிலே

31 விற்பனைக் கலையின் ஏழு நுணுக்கங்கள்

32 கால தேவதை

TOTAL BOOKS AUTHORED 37.

AWARDS ANNEXED:

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaion of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writers Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achievers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.
  11.  Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation         from Mangalore
  1. Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.
  2. Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA
  3. “THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai
  4. “Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangkaL, Chennai
  5. WordPress University’s LEIBSTER AWARD
  6. WordPress University’s Versatile Blogger Award.
  7. World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.
  8. ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai
  9. Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP
  10. Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore
  11. National Insurance Academy Pune 1998
  12. INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.
  13. KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai
  14. Certificate from Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP
  15. World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai
  16. Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai
  17. Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai
  18. Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,
  19. Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.
  20. Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai
  21. Kavi Nilavu, Chennai
  22. Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.
  23. THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai
  24. 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur
  25. Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai
  26. Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.
  27. World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.
  28. Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai
  29. Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,
  30. Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai
  31. “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.
  32. BHARATHI AWARD- 21/4/2019 Amudha Surabi Trust, Chennai-NJANI
  33. KABILAR VIRUDHU 11/05/2019 Thirukkovilur.
  34. ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்
  35. Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI
  36. KAVITHTHILAKAM 23/6/2019 Then Chennai Thamiz Sangam
  37. Chandhrayaan II Invited Poet- 13/07/2019 Nellore
  38. Mozikkavalar Award 27/7/2019 Thanjavur
  39. Po. Si Award 27/7 2019 Thanjavur
  40. KURALARASU 17/8/19. World Tamil Research Dept. Chennai
  41. KAVIMAAMANI-World Tamil Writers’Association, Chennai
  42. . “SENTHAMIZ CHUDAR” by Ilakkiyachcholai In September 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           INDIA LITERARY GROUP                                                                                                                                            There was one Young Poet of those days a couple of decades ago in Chennai a regular contributor of poem to my YOUNG POET and now she has become a Ph.D holder and a great personality who has launched India Literature Group from Bangalore where she is settled. Following is her preamble for her new literary venture. There has been a great flow of support from East and West, North and South of our great Motherland India that is Bharath  having a lot of love for literature!

 

Hello to all! 🙏🏽🌷
This group has been started with the only intention of spreading love for literature. Writers from all over India are welcome, here. The writer can share their thoughts/writings in any Indian language( with English translation ) or English. All are welcome.

The only IDEOLOGY here is LITERATURE. Only LITERATURE can be discussed here and nothing else.🍀✌
Non-controversial general messages of value may also be shared, here. 🙏🏽

Here is her self introduction:

Namaste! 🙏🏽Now, let me introduce myself. I am Dr.S.Padmapriya. I hold a Ph.D. degree but not in Literature! Literature is my passion.
I started writing poems in English at the tender age of seven. I have three poetry collections, one short story collection and one novel (literary fiction) to my credit.

My website is dr-s-padmapriya.com

It is indeed a matter of great delight and satisfaction to Dr. Padmapriya, competent chairman  of the group that within  forty eight hour of the formation, more than hundred members all (unlike me a small time poet, writer having just 40 books published) are great poets, writers, professional academicians – Professors and literary researchers!

Views may come and views may go, but as a Blogger I go on as long as my health and mind cooperate!

Thanks

We shall meet as usual tomorrow morning.Till then Bye!

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VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS Part 27/AND AN APPEAL

This week’s Sunday story in Envius Thoughts carries the VIEWER’S VIEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS where we have been giving the views of our regular viewer and commentator Shri OKR Sivagnanam who was my colleague in the great Public Sector Undertaking – Life Insurance Corporation of India, which I proudly served for four decades and more. Shri Sivagnanam is regular in viewing ENVIUS THOUGHTS and sharing with a review thereon on a day today basis. It is a matter of delight that he is as enthusiastic in viewing and reviewing as I am in posting! -religiously meticulous! Kindly read and enjoy this Part 27 –TWENTY SEVEN . Here we have covered his Reviews up to date from February First..
26/03/2020
Learn to Live – Your post today is timely to remind us of the need to muster enough strength to face the uncertainties presented by the deadly CORONAVIRUS, sweeping the world!
That strength is nothing but our steadfast preparedness to stay indoors, putting a challenge to the virus possessed of an ego – it won’t visit us unless we go after it and invite it!
The authorities are finding it tough to make the man stay at home – of course we are all social beings ever in search of people put there to interact with!
Whatever has come follows a pattern already designed by the “power”, and we have to put up with it and emerge safe and unaffected!
What we have to do in a given situation will come on its own, may be by intuition, and we act accordingly to make any adverse impact at bay!
For, to live is to learn, and abide by the lessons learnt!
24/03/2020
An awareness on the World Tuberculosis Day!
Diseases many that take away the precious human lives!
Prevention is one effective method that may keep us protected from an illness, and save us from their negative effects!
Tuberculosis, playing foul with our respiratory system, is rather an uncontrolled disease, despite various medications that is intended to take care of different stages it presents itself!
Not following the advice of doctors mainly play against strict control of the disease!
In India alone, we are facing one thousand deaths a day due to Tuberculosis, we are told!
A costly affair indeed, that calls for concerted efforts from all the stakeholders – first to reduce the cases, and then gradually to eradicate it altogether!
Easier said than done, but essential to avoid its occurrence, taking into account human fatalities and the resultant economic loss the nations suffer!

24/03/2020
March on……March – a good read!
A hectic month for all those connected with business!
A month that spells “BUSY”,driving one non-stop- not only to achieve the targets, but surpass it even to keep the head tall!
A month that generates enthusiasm of the highest order, not to be generally found in all other months!
Negativity is there, in that any untoward happenings may spoil the plan altogether, as is the case now, with the deadly coronovirus threatening us not to venture out as a precautionary measure to keep us safe and uninfected!

It’s for us to maintain the tempo right from the day one, and be on a top gear when MARCH announces its arrival!
May the end of this MARCH be good in all respects to the entire world!
23/03/2020
Nice to read your post on International Day of Happiness on 20th March!
One may achieve anything in life, and be the centre of attraction, gaining accolades from one and all!
May we adopt HAPPYTALISM as a way of life, and spread its fragrance, wherever we are!
If the achiever finds no time or no reason to enjoy happy occasions, they stand to lose everything they might have gained in the course of their journey of life!
23/03/2020
Your post today on Bhagath Singh’s Martyr Day, focusing on his revolutionary ways in the freedom movement!
He died very much young, and left his mark as a courageous fighter!
May his spirit inspire the young minds to achieve something great – to be of significance to the nation!
22/03/2020
Nice to read your post on World Poetry Day!
For many, like you, all days are Days of Poetry!
Poetic breath fills their lungs and they fill the atmosphere for others to inhale afresh!
The subtle nature of a poem adds beauty to its content and construction, and a poet lives through it eternally!
Glory to the poets who take away the monotony of everyday life by their lavish spread of poetic air!
22/03/2020
A nice post on the World Water Day, with special quotes, using water!
It’s ironic indeed that despite plentiful water available, many go without a drop of it to quench their thirst, not to speak of other needs of water!
Judicious use is the key in our hands to better handle it!
Having something of it left behind is better than being with nothing to turn to – applies equally to water!
Nature is repaying what we in fact have inflicted it with our senseless attitude!
A better understanding even at this stage will help us tide over the problem – of water – effectively!
You were referring to the dwindling scores to your blog posts, but you will agree, not each day passes off in a like manner, and the following day may rise with a lovely shine, promising everything good and favourable!
So, apprehension or misapprehension on your part is quite misplaced and unwarranted!
May a day of hope follow!
18/03/2020
Saint Patrick’s Day – a nice read!
We have been taught to rejoice in giving rather than getting!
A principle of equality we have learnt from the great thinkers from around the world from time immemorial!
Let us minimize the space between Plenty and Poverty, and reach a point where both of them merge together to lose their individual identity!
Peace then is sure to bloom!
18/03/2020
Nice to read your post on Life and Time!
Life and Time indeed our best teachers, and may we hold on to them and get benefited!
“Waste not time to not waste this precious life” is how we can justify our noble birth here!
At no point of life should we be a burden to others, and inversely may we offer our shoulders to the needy in as many possible ways as we can!
Every second that ticks away reminds us that TIME IS RUNNING OUT, and before it’s too late, let us make use of it to leave behind our noteworthy footsteps on the sands of time, never to be washed away by the thing called DEATH!
It’s our life and our time- live and use them to the fullest potential!
08/03/2020
Nice Sunday Story with selective quotes on Solitude!
There’s nothing in this world to give respite to our disppoitments and worries other than loneliness!
It’s a timely balm that takes away pain and suffering instantly!
It’s a self-proclaimed tool that helps in deep introspection leading to the correct option in genuinely finding out a way to answer the questions raised in the mind!
It’s for the solace that one turns to solitude, and not to part ways with our dear and near ones as a means of escape from the reality of life!
Used properly, solitude is the best bet against the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
08/03/2020
Nice to read on Nazareth Ali!
It’s an irony that even the saints are not spared in the cruel hands of evil-minded and beastly humans!
Do they think, the saviours of mankind are against their designs perpetrated on the innocent lives?
Their contention is totally wrong, but on the other hand, saints and seers come to this world to bring an atmosphere of peace and happiness to prevail!
GLORY TO THEM!
06/03/2020
Nice to read your post on Yogananda Guru!
We are an integral part of this materialistic world, but it doesn’t mean that we can go overboard with this, and view everything from the material angle!
The balancing act is to limit its influence in our everyday life, and not allow it to hold us hostage!
The tool that comes in between to rescue us from its evil nature is spirituality that the gurus like Yogananda are set out to propagate amongst the ignorant!
06/03/2020
Nice to read your post on World Wildlife Day!
Every creation on the earth is with a purpose, and must coexist with one another to keep the environment balanced!
Large-scale deforestation efforts on the part of humankind for economic reasons led to shrinkage in forest cover, resulting in encroachment of animal kingdom.
And in search of food, animals turn to our habits, making man-animal conflict a regular feature with no end in sight for its redressal!
So too with plants and trees- that grow in the forest-getting destructed by ulterior motives of man whose main concern is to fulfill their selfish interests!
It’s high time people realised the long term effects of dwindling forest area, and an awareness created for sustaining nature without disturbing the wildlife!
02/03/2020
Nice to read your Sunday Story, carrying the Part 2 “On Prayer”and appending therewith my feedback to Part 1!
Thank you very much.
The contents are very good and they seek our attention to the goodwill they generate!
Yes,faith, and “utmost good faith” at that serves as the foundation for the prayers we make!
A prayer is one that involves genuine appeal for the benefit of humanity, and it’s not a tool in the hands of those selfish individuals who want to have their evil expectations fulfilled at the cost of others’ interests!
Your inclusion of”A Writer’s Prayer, and “A Blogger’s Prayer”, revealing the responsibility of a writer in general to bring nice messages, of course with a liberty of sort,to the reader’s doorsteps!
Your “Sportsman’s Prayer”,depicts the real spirit of a sportsman/woman who is never expected to spread the despicable HATE!
And your “Birthday Prayer”, goes to convey the purpose we have to execute for which we have been made a part of this universe!
Help Ever, Hurt Never, Love All, and Serve All – nice phrases you have employed for the peace and prosperity of society!
We get what we aspire for, provided the path we choose troubles none!
Congrats for the Arivukathhir Award you are conferred!
02/03/2020
A nice post on Kachiyappar Day!
The Hindu religious text, Kandhapuranam on Lord Muruga, is a great contribution to Tamil Literature!
The saints were immensely aware of the efficacy of language in promoting not only their religious ideas, but culture as well obtaining during their period of history!
Remembering them on the day they were born is in a way refreshing the past, having the unsuspecting relevance to the present and future!
02/03/2020
Your post on Arch David is a nice read!
All should be well – this is the guiding principle all religions profess!
Religion?
A conveyance that takes us to the place we want to reach!
The choice is ours to prefer one to the other!
It’s all our inclination to embrace and abide by a certain “faith!”
Here, there’s no need for any external force to exert on us, and direct against our mindset!
For, all roads safely take us to the final destination to make us happy and content!
28/02/2020
Kasturiba Memorial Day – a nice read for the day!
The “Team Freedom Movement,”was behind the memorable success, with
M K Gandhi in the forefront!
The fruits of their labour we’re enjoying, and it’s incumbent on us to appreciate the value of democracy by solemnly adhering to its principles!
What we’re sowing today will one day be gigantic for the generations to come to witness, wonder, and feel proud about!
Let us be thankful to our great leaders who made us breathe a fresh air and relieve us of “suffocation!”
27/02/2020
A nice gesture with all your blessings to those students appearing for the ensuing Board Examinations!
Yes, examinations will haunt us, if we entertain fear for its arrival!
A nice clue you gave – preparation from day one – this in fact will show the ghost the door, and allow the Almighty to enter and shower the fortunes of success!
All the best to the examinees to come out with flying colours!
27/02/2020
A nice post on Ash Wednesday!
Belief and faith play an important life in the life of mortals, who one day or the other leaves this earth forever!
The mortal nature of humans has a lesson to share with us that our short sojourn here should be utilised for the good of humanity, and not unceremoniously wasted!
The Ash Wednesday is to remind the followers, on the importance of repentance for the sins, knowingly or unknowingly committed, by putting on their foreheads the mark of a “cross” with the palm ashes by the priest!
The process symbolises the “dusty” nature of the humans, sooner or later to lick the dust, and become dusty ashes in the end!
In short, this ritual is but a warning intended for the sinners to mend their wayward behaviour!
25/02/2020
A nice post on World Scouts Day with a nice photo of yours in the scouts dress!
Scouts – a great movement, across the globe in the service of society!
An opportunity at the young age to face life with confidence!
A discipline-builder that instills patriotism in the minds of the cadre!
May patriotism prevail over nationalism, and the world may prosper in the face of obstacles that come its way!
25/02/2020
INVISIBLE WIND – comes alive through your words!
Just because it’s invisible, can we underestimate its power?
An invincible power that equates with that of the Almighty!
A power that operates from behind, but its effect is discernable!
Our very sustenance is a question mark, without the indelible ‘mark’ of the wind in its many forms!
If it’s calm and reasonable, it’s soothing for all, and if it tends to go violent, there’s no escape from its total destruction!
GLORY TO THE WIND!
22/02/2020
Nice of reading your post on Central Excise Day!
Without revenue, the affairs of a nation cannot be conducted in the manner expected of it!
The Central Board of Excise and Custom, day in and day out, through the tireless work of the personnel, put in their efforts in not only mobilising what is due to the government exchequer, but also in the process, in booking those who go anti-national, and meting out the due punishment for deciance and non-compliance!
May the stakeholders act responsibly for the good of the nation!
25/02/2020
A nice Sunday Story on PRAYER!
A prayer by the cancer patient, and the other one by the carpenter- both are revealing!
Nice description of your life journey with prayer occupying the central role!
And about your prayer for the ENVIUS THOUGHTS to spread its wings far and wide, it’s quite normal for a person with a great vision in mind!
Last, but not the least, your prayer not for yourself, but for the prosperity of the whole world, is simply great!
25/02/2020
Rough and Gentle,”at the same time – very nice attributes of waves that rise and fall, powered by the wind!
We’re taught against building castles on the sand due to waves of reality in wait attacking in no time!
It’s favourable when the waves bring to the shores what’s lying beneath the ocean!
Are we not supposed to accept with equanimity, when the same waves engulf the beautiful pebbles on the beach to take them back to the ocean?
Of course, there’s every chance that we’ll get back something more attractive than the ones we lost to the furious waves!
Fear of waves won’t allow one to venture into the ocean, and they inevitably let go of an opportunity to exhibit their prowess!
And likewise, for fear of failure we lack the will to climb and set foot on a new horizon!
Waves act in accordance with the pull and push of the nature, and so we must, against the odds to succeed in life!
21/02/2020
A nice tribute to Ramakrishna paramhansa on his birthday!
The problems humanity is facing today are many that man seeks redressal through the spiritual path!
The enlightened sages and philosophers guide us to travel inwardly and meet with solutions baffled them long!
We are part of a fast-paced living, that has its unbeaten stress level, making us vulnerable to intolerance which is being addressed to by the sages like Paramahamsa!
Mission in his name continues to serve the spiritual needs of humanity, and provides a meaningful life to those who were drifted away from the accepted norms of life by choice or chance!
21/02/2020
A nice post on JK!
His views on education should have an impact on the society, considering the holistic approach he had to the subject!
An individual should be his own making, and not to be influenced by external factors!
The idea of “education” should change from being just the tool of a “means of living,” to one of complete transformation of societal members!
The society has the responsibility to not enforce a particular pattern on the individuals to live away the life, and allowing us to righteously move along the directions our minds had to dictate!
In short, we remain what we are, and from there to evolve humane, and be of service to humanity!
28/01/2020
nice post on Anandamayi Ma in your IS series!
Saints and Seers are a class of its own, who always had that distinction of spreading peace, joy, and happiness among the people!
Unparalleled mission is their universal language, which is understandable by one and all!
May we take their cream, and marinate our food of life for ourselves and others as well!
So with this we end this Sunday Story. We shall meet tomorrow as usual through https//nvsr.wordpress.com. Till then good bye!

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HERE IS AN APPEAL FOR A NOBLE CAUSE

OMNIPOTENT CORONA has its own impact on Sevalaya’s sources!!

The Institution is run on the donations received by the well wishers and philanthropists from all over the world. But one will agree no amount is too much for the services being extended in more and more domains, there is a constant need for flow of funds and the intending donors may help the TEMPLE OF SERVICE to the extent possible.

“ABOUT 1000 LIVES ARE TO BE FED TWICE AT LEAST EVERY DAY”

  1. Donation Payment Mode: There are various payment options.  This can be had from their website:  Within India:  http://sevalaya.org/support/

For donors abroad                                                          :   http://sevalaya.org/support/abroad-donation/

Naturally one is tempted to do something for a great organization like SEVALAYA the TEMPLE OF SERVICE. I end this Sunday story with an appeal as made by Mahakavi Bharathiyar, already posted in the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com  in ten parts under the title “ ON THE PRETTY PETALS OF THE WHITE LOTUS!  வெள்ளைத் தாமரை! and that is quite relevant now in the matters referred in the write up.

In Tamil:

“நிதி மிகுந்தவர் பொற்குவை தாரீர்;
நிதிகு றைந்தவர் காசுகள் தாரீர்;
அதுவு மற்றவர் வாய்ச்சொல் அருளீர்!
ஆண்மை யாளர் உழைப்பினை நல்கீர்!
மதுரத் தேன்மொழி மாதர்க ளெல்லாம்
வாணி பூசைக் குரியன் பேசீர்!
எதுவும் நல்கியிங் கெவ்வகை யானும்
இப்பெருந் தொழில் நாட்டுவம் வாரீர்!

While rendered in English:

“With the wholesome wealth donate in gold
Less fortunate give money enough
Those without these, oral support you give
Those with health strong, offer efforts great
Women with voice melodious
Sing in praise of Mother!
In every way and every means
Engage in this service pretty!
Dwells the Mother of knowledge and power
On the pretty petals of lovely lotus!”.

I appeal to my ESTEEMED VIEWERS to HELP!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses LANDMARK 2,40,000 views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 32nd view at 07.20 hrs today viz Sunday   the 29th  March 2020, (29/03/2020) , total views of the BLOG  crossed  the landmark  figure   TWO LAC AND FORTY THOUSAND (2, 40, 000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1889th day and 1926th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

 

LAST WEEK’S POSTS

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Dear all
With Sunday greetings!
Good morning. Wishing a sweet Sunday, this week’s Sunday story is “ON PRAYER Part II” (1894th post) in Envius Thoughts is https://nvsr.wordpress.com for your kind read and response. Thanks.
Following posts were made in the week just passed by::
1. 29/02/2020 1860th day 1893rd post First Sunday Arch David March 1st
2. 28//02/2020 1859th day 1892nd post Kasturiba Memorial Day 28th February .
3. 27/02/2020 1858th day 1891st post Examinations-Ghost or God!
4 26/02/2020 1857th day 1890th post Ash Wednesday Day 26th February
5 25/02/2020 1856th day 1889th post Invisible Wind
6 24/02/2020 1855th day 1888th post Central Excise Day
7. 23/02/2020 1854th day 1887th post 22nd February World Scout Day.
I am grateful to you for your viewing this Blog regularly with more than 2,37,400 views as of today and request you to kindly continue to support by viewing.…
Yours
N V Subbaraman
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TALE OF A BLOGGER 36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A music performancc on at Chennai Music Academy

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A section of the audience enjoying the divine performance

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

 

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Statues of 63 nayanmars installed in all major Shiva temples.

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

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

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 CVK Advocate on Envius Thoughts!

Mr. CVK Advocate with his pet ginger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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SURESH MATHEW ON ENVIUS THOUGHTS!

Mr.Suresh Mathew, one of the colleague residents in my colony-Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Chennai-is a close friend of mine -an Engineer by profession- taking a lot of interest in my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS- in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.He is a self appointed Ambassador for the Blog carrying this Blog to several other countries through his friends who are there for long!!!!I am indeed immensely grateful to him for this kind gesture.
This week’s Sunday Story brings out his thoughts and views on the Blog. I am sure my esteemed viewers will enjoy.

I am very glad to inform you that the Blog about ginger is short listed by the society of American bloggers.. You will get an opportunity to go to New York. Are you interested? If so I will ask Mathew Eapen to send your tickets

All liked the post. Sangeetha Punnen from UK…”Very unique post
Depicting about pets..Mr Subaraman is a great soul. Will promote his blog with more vigor
Pets are the creation of God
It gives immense happiness and pleasure
Pets are harmless
It is dependent on human being
It helps bio diversity
Cat is a pet animal with all features of cheetah
Loving and caring
As symptom of love cat lift his tail and hug with chin
It eradicate mouse from home
Cat ginger is CVK founder member’s pet
Pets provide pleasure. Can be the title!.
All foreign countries they like pets.
I will ensure maximum reading

Good post. Our flat is not friendly to Polio affected people as we don’t have lift
Good one on UN

On Environment Part V
Appreciate your argument in JBN owners group. It will delay the process
You’re tooth and nail counters like for survival
People may accept it
Keep it up
On Karaka Chathurthi
Good one.. This festival is mostly celebrated in East
On my getting Ph.D
: Checked.. You are the 3rd Indian. First is Athani Bhattacharjee second is Bishram Singh
Actually your reader is an associate with WR University UK. i got information from him
One more question from UK. Your doctorate from Records University?
Rony loves you
One question from one of the readers: Is NVS a rationalist? Will he ready to visit our country, if we make all arrangements?
: As a cultural exchange gesture

Rony Koshy from Japan: congratulations to Mr. Suba. Nicely depicted about the food day..
NVS would have touched on following points
#Poverty alleviation
#Farm mechanization
# Farmers life. Are they happy?
#Organic food
#poisoning of food by middle man and farmers

Sir your dedicated efforts is adorable
Today we had a conference call with all. They all are confident of 1 million mark
: Mathew Eapen from US is very enthusiastic
: We worked together way back in Kolkata
: He is coming to Chennai .

: Mathew Eapen is asking few questions
: How NVS is getting motivated to blog on 5 daily basis?

Feedback from Sangeeta Punnen UK…”Really good for creating awareness about cleanliness!. I am promoting the blog in my son’s College Warwick

One of your readers from Australia was commenting: “NVS is on his sunset years.. After his time, who will take over this?

Tomorrow Sangeeta Punnen from UK will give feedback
: John Dennis is based at Brisbane. He has commented positively about your today’s blog on world standards day. He also suggested including some standards to improve the quality of Life of the lost and least. I’m in Australia. “ education , medical and housing “ totally free for the poor. Also they will get a social security for their basics
John Dennis is good in mind reading. He told that Mr. NVS is internally bleeding. He asked any major issues affecting his peace?
Mathew Eapen was very happy about your post and also you have mentioned the name. As per Mathew, NVS must focus on more social causes. For example, your post on the world standards can be raising voices about different standards adopted by many Government, judiciary etc.

: NVS
John Dennis has given feedback
: Mathew Eapen loves you.

Ok. He told he is promoting in Tanzania right now.. Being in UN , they welcomed you.
: If you can visit they will do all arrangements
: Tomorrow you will get feedback back from Australia

Feedback given by Fazal Muhamad about postal day from Entebbe capital of Uganda. He works with UN. “Good blog. Can also add using the huge postal office network in a better manner.. Each post office can be an information Centre too. Have NVS visited any post office for blogging this? Has he talked to post man?.Has he assessed their work life balance? Can post office play a role in global warming cure? Can NVS visit Africa once?..”
: Mathew Eapen: “I am promoting in network, trying for California.
Request NVS to focus on environmental issues, child labor, etc. woman equality
Feedback from USA

: Mathew Eapen USA
Fazal Muhamad AFRICA
JOHN DENNIS Australia
Sangeeta Punnen UK
Rony Koshy JAPAN
: These people will promote your Blog in their respective continent
: Will also give timely feedback

: Ok thanks, read it every day- take in the positive spirit
:I have placed a Blog promoter and reviewer in each continent

: Sir your Blog quality has come down
: Are you on a depression?
Sir you mentally very healthy
: Otherwise you would not have faced your wife’s death and overcome
: You faced so many troubles
: Even now
: Like redevelopment
: I proposed you for bigger position in JBN..

You are the true one NVS not…..
: Official announcement will follow
: Sir you called someone in JBN as Thangathalaivar… Now you are superseding his achievements. So we are rechristening you as THANGA THALAIVAR
: Please accept
: We will honor you with a Golden crown

: Good one.. Nivedita’s posting liked by many
: I shared with my son and his friends
: They like the value based thoughts by her

: People started reading across world now
: Every day I am promoting to 5 people

: don’t like people objecting envious thought…
: I told across world friends to follow
: I want it to reach 1 billion people
: Good one…NVS
: I will not allow anyone to go against
On World Kindness Day 13/11.
Love and kindness are never wasted… Human kindness has never weakened stamina or softened the fiber of free people… Mother Theresa in the initial stage of formation of missionaries of charity approached one of the richest Indian in Kolkata. When she extended her hand for help, that person spitted on her hand. She has shown other hand too and said graciously that I am receiving it for the lost and least people in Kolkata. Kindness to the core. Kindness never fails. The man who spit on her hand later changed his mind and gave an open cheque book endorsed by him to her so that she can take any amount of money from his account at any point of time. This is truly the victory of kindness. This person is none other than the founder of mighty Birla group G D Birla. Kudos to NVS for kindling a kindness thought in the morning.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ESSENTIAL

Nice thoughts..All points are inspiring..
Where we  meet the people with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of some of the people: Yes We Can improve the environment.

This much is this story. We shall meet tomorrow as usual. Till then GOOD BYE!

KG to ELEMENTARY!

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And thirty Countries around the world coming to an age graduated
From Kinder Garden class to Elementary class now-has grown and
Today it is One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftieth Day!

ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://wordpress.com born on twenty Fifth February
Two Thousand and Fifteen dedicated to pure literature -Prose and Verse-
Is a himalayan task the viewers from abroad feel and convey.
One Thousand seven hundred and Eighty Three posts= of prose and verse!

From elementary class to secondary class to go in years
How many- God to give the blogger mind and body, thoughts and words!
Blog not to lose its sheen, viewers not to get bored – the need to progress
Invoking the grace and blessings of the Omnipotent for success!

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The Blog that fetched ASIA PACIFIC Book of Records honor as the “LONGEST RUNNING BLOG”

DELIGHTED HOLY VIEWER – IS 28*

*Indian Sufi Saint Syed Waheed Ashraf IS 28

There can be  no greater gift for Deepavali to me than this
Holy delighted viewer I had on Deepavali Day- a bliss
A living eighty seven year old Sufi Saint liked a post
Made  on Sixth August this year In Envius Thoughts liked most!

Source through which the Saint came to know of this is sure unknown to me
Yet I was blessed by the Sufi Saint with HIS like of the post through Blog
It was the greatest Gift on a Deepavali Day in my life
And twenty nine views of this post on the Deepavali Day in file!

Needless to say that I jumped with joy at the Saint’s LIKE of my write
Bound to improve my Blog by HIS grace and blessings- highly educated
A Doctorate from Aligarh University- what a blessed University
I do hope to get HIS continued blessings in the days to come!

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TALE OF A BLOGGER-35 “AMIDST THE MEXICAN POETS!”

Mexican poets with Mr. VA.Mu. Sethuraman, President of the Meet and others.

This TALE 35 will focus on a great event that took place on Wednesday, the ninth October this month in a fantastic and unique higher educational institution on the outskirts of the great city of Chennai .

The SOKA IKEDA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE FOR WOMEN, Chennai (an ISO certified Institution and the proud recipient of “THE INSTITUTION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD” conferred  by the Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi) founded by

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Dr. Sethu Kumanan, one of the greatest educationists of Tamilnadu.

He is Dr. Sethu Kumanan hailing from the rural hamlet Kandaramanickam, Sivagangai District is the son of a very great and humane teacher Mr KR Sethu, who is a legend on his own. Mr Kumanan graduated from Raja Duraisingam Memorial College affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and pursued higher studies in Annamalai University.

He has a passion for teaching and he is a true educationist.

He has received innumerable awards including MUDIYARASAN AWARD on 7th inst. At Karaikudi.

He is a passionate writer. Our former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdulkalamji has appreciated him personally for his collection of poems written in Tamil.

He has written many books including Malaysia Manimakudam, Idayathul Israel, Masakthi Ikeda, Mexicovil Tamil Kavidaigal and Petra – A travelogue of the trip to Jordan – A compilation of photographs.

He has infinite talents in the film media and he had produced many short films like “Veeramangai Velunachiar”, a film on the brave historical women, “Ellaiyilla Paarvai” – Vision beyond boundaries. These films had the vision to create values in the younger generation. The short film titled “Kadavulai Kandaen “– Saw the Almighty – a real story of Sethu Bhaskara School student, “Bimbam” -to highlight the value of parents and the need to take care of them in their old age and the film titled “Kalviyin Kaimaru”-to inculcate the humane quality of compassion in the mind of everyone are some of his exemplary works and masterpieces.

He is the Correspondent & Managing Trustee of the Sethu Valliammal Educational Trust which renders yeomen service to the society by running many educational institutions of repute, which include:

Sethu Bhaskara Matric. Higher Secondary School (Recognised by Govt. of Tamilnadu), Pudur, Ambattur.

Dr. Ikeda Karunayagam, Anna Nagar West, Chennai.

Sethu Bhaskara Technical Institute, (Recognised by Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamil Nadu)Kandramanickam, Sivaganga Dist.

Soka Ikeda College of Arts & Science for Women (Affiliated to Madras University) , Madhanangkuppam, Chennai 600 099.

Sethu Irani Matriculation School, Kandramanickam.

Sethu Bhasakara Agricultural College and Research Foundation, Visalayankottai, Karaikudi.

Dr Sethu Kumanan holds the prestigious post of the Honorary Senate Member, Middle East University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. He is the Editor & Publisher Iniya Ikeda ( An International Magazine) and the Managing Trustee, Village Community Hall – Sri Manickanachi Amman Marriage Hall, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai Dist.

He has visited many countries and participated in several International Poets Conferences. They are  Meets held in Turkey, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Finland, Slovakia, S. Korea, Mexico, Greece, Romania, U.S.A, Switzerland, Australia, Mongolia and Hungary. He has visited more than 60 countries encompassing all the continents and far-flung areas like Arctic and Antarctic regions of the world.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan aspired to achieve something significant in the field of education. With the moral and financial support of his maternal uncle and father-in-law Mr Sethu Bhaskaran, he started a school in 1988 under the banner “Sethu Bhaskara Matriculation Higher Secondary School” at Pudur, Ambattur, Chennai 600 053 with just eight students. The school has now grown up with the guidance and support of numerous well-wishers to the extent of producing state ranks. The school strength is now nearly 8000.

The school imparts value-based education to children, who are mostly first-generation school-goers. Hailing from an economically backward family, Dr Sethu Kumanan could appreciate how financial difficulties could hinder the academic progress of an individual. Sethu Bhaskara MHS school offers concessions within its means and occasionally beyond, to the needy, so as not to deprive a child of knowledge just for want of money.

In Sethu Bhaskara, apart from offering free education and fee concessions to the wards of their staff, the school tries to extend the facility to other students also – parentless, fatherless, financially backward and on medical grounds. Around 248 students enjoy free education. These students and the visually- challenged will come under the banner Dr. Ikeda School Students. The meritorious students – proficient in academics as well in sports are given free education to encourage them and to motivate other students.

Sethu Bhaskara School enjoys the pride of being the first English Medium School in India to launch Integrated Education for the visually-challenged children. The School Management willingly and happily bears the responsibility of providing free education, transport, uniform etc. to the twenty-two visually-challenged students who are covered by this scheme.

The most striking part of this scheme is the mingling of these students with the students in the general stream, by which they attend classes along with the normal children in the regular classrooms. As these children are able to mingle with other students, they gain the confidence that they can cope up with the peers who have normal vision.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan strongly believes that it is not enough just to sympathise with the visually-challenged. Instead, we should see what best can be done for them. That is the reason why all efforts have been taken to initiate to help the visually-challenged enjoy their rights to live happily as others do, by giving them education, which is like eyes to every human being.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan started an Industrial Training Center in his native village Kandramanickam in the year 1997 “ Sethu Bhaskara I.T.C.” with an aim to make them capable bread-winners. The students are trained in different fields – Fitter, Wireman and Electrician etc. Around 300 students have successfully completed the course and are now comfortably placed locally and abroad. He has also started Sethu Irani Matric.Hr.Sec.School in the year 1998 to impart education to students in his native village. More than 500 students are studying.

Taken up by the viewpoint of the great Japanese philosopher Dr.Daisaku Ikeda, an enthusiastic educationist and ardent follower of Gandhian principles, Dr. Sethu Kumanan decided to follow his path. Dr.Ikeda, his mentor, fervently believes in educating the people of the rural area and in the empowerment of women. His adoration for this noble personality lead to the founding of a college exclusively for women, an institution to cater to the educational needs of the rural women in the name of the renowned educationist “ Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai 600 099 in the year 2000. Rightly as the banner specifies, the college imparts value-based education.

It is a matter of pride that the college has been identified as the “Institution of Excellence” by the National Advisory Committee of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi for the services in the field of women’s education and empowerment.

The Father of our Nation has said, Agriculture is the backbone of our nation. However, it is disheartening to see that agriculture is being denied prominence and fields are being transformed to plots for construction. With a vision to revive the interest of the younger generation in farming, he has started Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation at Visalayankottai, Karaikudi Taluk, very close to his native place, Kandramanickam, Sivagangai District

Dr. Sethu Kumanan’s dreams are thus coming true by the Grace of God and the good wishes of countless well-wishers. There are yet many dreams of his to take shape, in the words of Robert Frost.

“And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before I sleep”.

His service in the field of Education is tremendous. Pudur and Madhanangkuppam have found their place in the Indian map of education on account of Dr.Sethu Kumanan. Here is a great man who strives for women empowerment. Thanks to his noble vision, many girls of the rural area of Madhanangkuppam have become graduates and have been placed well in reputed organizations.

The best feature of his character is his humility. It is this humbleness that makes him all the more a great personality.

A helping hand to the needy “hands that help are better than the lips that pray.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan is a benevolent giver who is ready to help the needy. He has helped so many financially backward students in their education.

Dr. Sethu Kumanan hosted SIXTEEN Mexican Poets in the MEXICAN POETRY CENTER in his college referred to above in which several Indian poets including this blogger were invited. College was the venue of the Meet.

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The following Mexican Poets and Indian Poets participated in the Meet. With a well-laid agenda, there was an Exhibition and Presentation-Literature and Poetry, India, Japan and MEXICO.

After a pleasing invocation praying Lord Ganesha, Dr R. SandhyaChairman Dr.Sethukumanan addressed.  Madam Lakshmi welcomed the guests. All the Guests were honoured in our traditional manner.  After some discussions, poems were presented by all the participating poets.

HEARTY WELCOME SPANISH POETS!

India that is Bharat- my sacred holy Motherland great
Taught us “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA”-treat guests as Gods sure a treat!
Hearty welcome, learned Spanish poets-with a culture holy
You are welcome with your rich heritage and tradition jolly! (4)

Spanish literature- poetry, prose, and drama in thy language

In the Kingdom of Spain  development coincided with Catalan Literature, Galician gels well with Latin, Jewish, and Arabic traditions.  Literature of Spanish America important branch of Spanish literature, With its own particular characteristics from the earliest years of Spain’s Conquest of the Americas quite impressive worthy of gains!   (10)

In Medieval Spanish literature, vernacular Romance-based literature, Mix Muslim, Jewish, and Christian culture.  Great is the epic matured Poem Cantar de Mio Cid, written in eleven hundred and forty. Lyric Poetry in the Middle Ages has popular poems and the courtly poetry
Of the nobles. In the Renaissance important topic was art of poetry.  (15)
In romanticism era the beginning of the nineteenth century nice
Topics are: the poetry of Espronceda”>José de Espronceda and other poets-wise.
In modernism several currents appear: Parnasianism. Symbolism, And Creationism.  Around nineteen twenty younger group of poets
Began publishing works that revealed the extent to which younger
Artists were absorbing the literary experimentation of the earlier writers. Poets were closely tied to formal academia- wonderful creators!   (22)

The Spanish Civil War had an adverse impact on Spanish writing. Among the handful of civil war poets and writers, Miguel Hernández stands out. You are from such a glorious tradition!

We in Chennai extend warm welcome with admiration! (26)

Post Lunch there was a very nice cultural program by the students-dance and singing. The cultural program was well received by the visiting dignitaries.

 

On the whole the occasion was great and hard to get back ! Green memories will remain so for years to come!

Mexican poets  around the Rangoli greatly appreciated and enjoyed by them

(Photos sent by Prof. Kanmani of the college)