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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Concert - T.N. Seshagopalan - Oct 08

This concert is the beginning of Music Season 2008, and he is still presenting some out standing performances during this Season.

Please enjoy this one of the special programmes.

This is a contribution from a friend of mine who likes to remain anonymous.

  1. Sarasiruhaasanaa - Naatttai
  2. Sri varalakshmi
  3. Paahi Jagatjanani - Hamsanandhi
  4. Brovavamma - Manji
  5. Santhana - Manjari
  6. Dhevi paradhevi - Kaambodhi ( aalaapana)
  7. Dhevi paradhevi - Kaambodhi
  8. Viruththam

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pramadhavanam - His highness abdullah

Please click this link to hear this song in Youtube. This will lead you to other songs in Youtube

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Concert - K.J. Yesudoss - 3rd Jan 2008

  1. Varnam
  2. Vinaayakam
  3. Enna punniyam
  4. Paarthasaarathy ( Aalaapana)
  5. Paarthasaarathy
  6. Pariyaachakama
  7. Chethunaaraa
  8. Thelisi raama
  9. Sri raamam
  10. Varusamu
  11. Raghuvara nannu ( Aalaapanaa)
  12. Raghuvaraa nannu - 1
  13. Raghuvaraa nannu - 2
  14. Thani - 1
  15. Thani - 2
  16. Thani - 3
  17. Thani 4
  18. Kuzhaloodhum Guruvaayur
  19. Rajeeva nethraaya
  20. Engirundhu varugudhuvo
  21. Endre kannanin karuppu niram
  22. Enna varam ketpen
  23. Vaanee vaagadeeswari
  24. En nenjil palli kondavan
  25. Hari murali
  26. Ambarame
  27. Harivaraasanam
  28. Slokam & Mangalam

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Will somebody send this to persons like Karunanidhi?

This was sent to me by an Italian!!!
> Interesting info! Must read Give the Title... can u?!!!!!!
> You know the Latin Catholic will not enter to Syrian
> catholic church,
> these two will not enter to the Marthoma church, these
> three will not enter to
> penthacost church, these four will not enter to Salvation
> army church,
> these five will not enter to 7th day Adventist church,
> these six will not
> enter to orthodox church, these seven will not enter to
> Jacobite church,
> ? this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone for
> Christianity, each
> will never share their churches for Christians ! Wonderful
> One Christ, One
> Bible, One Jehova?.What a unity !
> Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the
> Muslim countries.
> The religious riot in Muslim countries is always between
> these two. The
> Shia will not go to Sunni mosque, these two will not go to
> Ahamadiya
> mosque, these three will not go to Sufi mosque, these four
> will not go to
> Mujahiddin mosque?.like this it appears there are 13 castes
> in among
> Muslims, Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/? each
> other ! The
> American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully
> supported by all the
> Muslim countries surrounding Iraq ! One Allah, One Quran,
> One Nebi?.!
> Great unity !
> For Hindus 1280 books, 10,000 commentaries, more than one
> lakh sub
> commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods,
> variety of
> aacharas, thousands of Rishies, hundreds of
> languages,?still everyone goes
> to the SAME TEMPLE ? whether unity is in Hindus
> who never
> quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years in the
> name of
> Religion or in others.
> My choice: HINDUISM----- The most UNIQUE & PEACEFUL
> religion in the world.

When shall we have such persons?

In this materialistic world

here is a great example of

true humility………. actually practiced not just preached……..

The Life of Iranian President Ahmedinejad

The FoxNewsTV (USA)

asked the Iranian President Ahmedinejad,

'When you look into the mirror in the morning

what do you say to yourself'?

He answered: I see the person in the mirror and tell him 'Remember' you are no

more than a small servant, ahead of you today is the heavy responsibility,

and that is to serve the Iranian nation'.

Ahmedinejad, the Iranian President who astonished many when he first reached

to the office of the Presidency by donating all the high valued Iranian carpets

to one of the mosques in Tehran by replacing them with the low cost ordinary

carpets. He observed that there was a huge extravagant lounge for receiving

and welcoming the VIPs and

he ordered it to be closed and asked the protocol office to arrange for an

ordinary room only with wooden chairs.

On many instances he joins the cleaning staff of the municipality for cleaning

the streets in the area where his home and the Presidency are located.

Under his authority whenever he appoints any minister to his post he gets a

signed document from him with many points particularly highlighting that

he shall remain poor and that his personal and his relatives accounts will

be watched and the day he leaves the ministry shall be with dignity, and

therefore it is not lawful for him or his relatives to take any advantage of

his office. First of all he declared himself for all the

'Big' wealth and the property he owned was a Peugeot 504 car, model 1977,

an old small house inherited from his father 40-years ago in one of the

poorest zones in Tehran . His accounts with a zero balance and the only

money comes in to his a/c was from his salary from the university as a

lecturer with an amount of US$ 250 only.

For your information the President still lives in that same house. This is all

what he owns; the president of one of the world's important countries;

strategically, economically, politically and with regard to its oil and defense.

He even doesn't take his personal salary with the argument that all the

wealth belongs to the nation and he is the safeguard over it.

One of the things that impressed the staff at the presidency is the bag the

President brings with him every day, which contains his breakfast; some

sandwiches or bread with olive oil and cheese prepared by his wife and eats

and enjoys it with all happiness.

One of the other things he changed was his personal carrier 'the President's

Aircraft' to a cargo aircraft in order to save the spending from the public

treasury and he ordered that he will be flying with the ordinary airline in the

economy class.. He organizes meetings every now and then with all the

ministers to know their activities and efficiency and he closed down the

office of the Manager of the president and any minister can enter to his

office without any permission. He also stopped the welcome ceremonies

like the red carpet, the photo session or any personal advertisement or

respect of any kind while visiting any place in the country.

Whenever he has to stay in any of the hotels he asks them to make sure

not to give him a room with any big bed because he doesn't like to sleep

on beds but rather likes to sleep on the floor on a simple mattress with

a blanket.

Refer to some of the photographs which also confirm the above. The

Iranian president is sleeping in the guest room of his house after

getting away from his special guards who follow him wherever he goes

and photo is taken by his small brother according to the Wifaq

Newspaper which published this photo and the next day the photo

was published in most of the world's newspapers and magazines and

particularly the Americans. During the prayer you can see that he is

not sitting in the first row. And the final photo is of his dining room

where the president is busy eating his simple meal.

Try comparing this

with the emoluments

and privileges our ministers get .... plus

the amount they loot

How many of our Presidents, PMs, Ministers &

politicians enjoy(?)

such a life!!!

               *******                          ********

The views of Patriotic Australian Prime Minister

India Needs A Leader Like This !

Prime Minister John Howard - Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were
told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the
government targeted radicals
in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims
on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies
monitoring the nation's mosques.
It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying
about whether we are offending some
individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks
on Bali , wehave experienced a surge in patriotism by
the majority of Australians.'

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of
struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and
women who have sought

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic,
Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.
Therefore, if you wish to
become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some
Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact,
because Christian men and women, on
Christian principles, founded this nation, and this
is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to
display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends
you, then I suggest you consider another
part of the world as your new home, because God is
part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why.
All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony
and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.
But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping
about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or
Our Way of Life, I highly encourage
you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you
to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country
YOU accepted.'

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, Indian
citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and
voicing the same truths.

Let us also appreciate this

The new Home Minister of India,
does not fly in the private plane,
but goes in
commercial flights, unlike his
predecessor Mr. Shivraj Patil, who
was always flying in the private
plane. He also does not
take any officers along with him,
whereas his predecessor was taking
quite a good number of
Babus with him.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hemant Karkare, a hero (?)

There is a convention that we should not say anything bad about those who passed away. But, I like to break that convention, because the next generation should not be misguided and the history should not be wrong. May be, "Mr. Karkare was an efficient officer, and always in the frontline". This is waht all the media, either electronic or Print are telling.

But see his actions.

1. He gets the news that some terrorists have entered Bombay and firing at CST Railway station. ( He has no clue, what is this attack, how many people have come, what is their motive etc. Mind you he is chief of ATS meaning Anti Terror Squad.).

2. After visiting CST, he goes in the car in search of the terrorists. He never bothered to split another two efficient officers, but takes them also along with him with other police personnel, in a single vehicle.

3. None of them are having any fool proof bullet proof vests ( some other sources are blamed for this inefficiency. Who would have prevented Mr. Karkare to have a more efficient bullet proof vests?)

4. Knowing pretty well that the terrorists are using AK 47 indiscriminately, they never bothered to find out where they are, what is their mode of operation etc. but having a jolly ride in a car, ( once again this car does not have bullet proof cover) and pathetically shot by the terrorists.

5. He had one Mr. Ansari who was arrested in Lucknow, and send him back to Lucknow prison, and it is being quoted by many leading dailies that this Mr. Ansari is the person who prepared the map for these terrorists.

6. Even the previous day of the Bombay attacks, He was busy on Malegaon blasts. ( Was he the chief of ATS only to enquire the terrorist activities happened, but not the officer to check the future terrorist activities)

7. After all he was also an officer, who was dictated by bosses like Sonia Gandhi, what to do, and he was obliging, ignoring his duties.

The pity is that the death alone saved him and made him a hero. Had he been alive, imagine what the media and public would have told and talked about him !

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Concert - K.J. Yesudoss - 1st Jan 2008

This is a concert given by Dr. K. J Yesudoss on 1st Jan 2008 at Chennai. I do not remember the accompanying artists.

Dear friends, please give me your feed back if there are any defects in Volume of the sound, disturbances of cracking noices etc and any mistakes in posting also may be notified to me to rectify and improve further.

  1. Varnam - Valachi
  2. Vaa Ganapathiye
  3. Enna punniyam
  4. Vara naaradha
  5. Angaarakam
  6. Enta vedukondu
  7. O Jagadhambaa
  8. Theliyaleru raamaa
  9. Santhaana raama
  10. Raghuvaraa nannu - 1 (aalaapanaa)
  11. Raghuvaraa nannu - 2
  12. Thani - 1
  13. Thani - 2
  14. Thani - 3
  15. En nenjil paalikondavan
  16. Engey kannanai
  17. Engirundhu varugudhuvo
  18. Pambai mannavan
  19. Raadhaiyin
  20. Raajeeva nethraaya
  21. Ayyappaa nindran
  22. Uyyaala
  23. Ambalame
  24. Enna varam
  25. Harivaraasanam
  26. Yogeendraanaam

Also read these links

You may have no time to surf and locate these interesting articles. So I am pooling them here. Whenever you have leisure time Please read these links

Link No 1 ( click here) - Jihad's true face

Link No 2 ( Click here) - Unraveling India

Link No 3 (Click here) - India - Jihad's permanent battleground

Link No 4 (Click here) - How to become crorepathi overnight?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Concert - Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna

This rare concert was held on 12.1.08. You are aware Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna does not give concerts now a days and so this was a rare opportunity to Chennai rasikas. He was accompanied by Mysore Nagaraj, Lakshminarayana Raju and Vaikom Gopalakrishnan. This has been edited for convenience of download and the disturbances are removed as much as possible. However, you may come across, certain talks in between which will force you to join my campaign of discipline while attending concerts.

  1. Gum ganapathe
  2. Meru samaana
  3. Naa jaane tava
  4. Harihara raamaa - 1
  5. Harihara raamaa - 2
  6. Harihara raamaa - 3
  7. Sogasu nee
  8. Sadhaasiva - 1
  9. Sadhaasiva - 2
  10. Sadhaasiva - 3
  11. Sadhaasiva - 4
  12. Sujana jeevanaa
  13. Komma thana muthyala
  14. Thillaanaa
  15. Mangalam( Do not miss this mangalam. see how the audience join to this)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Concert - Vijay Siva - 11th Oct 2008

This is a concert held on 11th November 2008 at Music Academy by ICICI Bank. This was a very nice concert and it consists mostly on "Dhevi" and Muthuswamy Dheekshiter krithis. He is accompanied by Sri. R. K Sreeramkumar in violin, Sri. Manoj Siva in Mrudhangam and Sri. Suresh in Ghatam. I could not see either Sreeramkumar or his violin as he was sitting facing VijaySiva and I advise you not to sit in the right side of auditorium if you want to see How Sreeramkumar is playing violin. This is my observation not from one concert. This audio clip was given to me by a friend of mine who wants to be anonymous.

  1. Maha ganapathe
  2. Paahi sri giriraja
  3. Kadha kadhaya Maadhavam
  4. Sangeetha Sastra
  5. Innamum oru tharam
  6. Kaamaakshi
  7. Suvaksho

Friday, November 28, 2008

Terrorist attack at Bombay

How can you expect a party to protect your country, when they have a "foreigner" as President? Is that not clear, whoever in that party, does not have a national feeling, by this very act? - my first feeling.
"Please forward Raj Thackery's phone number, if you have it. Don't know where he is, when we need him. We want him to go and save amchi mumbai along with his MNS goondas" - sms from unknown
" Where is Raj Thackery and his men, when North Indians and South Indians are fighting to save Mumbai" - sms from unknown
" People at Delhi should not go to vote tomorrow, until Shivraj Patil rsigns." - Sanjana to Times Now
"Rowdhram Pazhagu" ( Learn to get angry). This was told by the great poet Bharathi, to get annoyed when something is wrong. Is this not right time, our younger citizen apply this at our politicians?

V. P. Singh died, I am happy he died on this day

V.P Singh passed away. Thank God, he passed away on 26th November 2008, when the entire media was busy covering the terrorists attack on Bombay Five star Hotels. Other wise, all the media, either T.V or Newspaper, would have talked and published through out the day about him, not only about him, but about the castes in India and Mandal commission and induced more caste feelings among youngsters and common people. I am happy, not because he died, but because he died on this day, so that we were spared of repeated comments of caste system, thereby we were not reminded the caste feelings to those who have forgotten it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sri Ramasundaram's video uploads

Mr. Ramasundaram is the pioneer of uploading nice videos in M/s Sangeethapriya site. At his old age, the pains he has taken to share these songs is outstanding and he was inspiration to many. Rightly he is being awarded rasikapriya award for the year 2008. I would have been personally very happy, had he been honoured exclusively for the services he has rendered. Since, many were complaining that they are not able to trace/download from the site and so I thought Iwill include them in my blog
For a song on Ashtalakshmi please click this LINK

Aruna Sairam Margazhi mahotsavam. Click this LINK

Friday, November 21, 2008

Failure does not equal defeat

Failures do not mean defeat. To know more about, click this LINK

The songs posted by me earlier

Hi everybody,

When I was posting the songs originally, they were uploaded under "rapidshare". I found many visitors complained about the difficulties they faced in downloading. Rapidshare was also removing the songs after 90 days from its last downloading. That is why many songs of M. S. Subbalakshmi, M.L.V, Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Yesudoss etc were not available for download

I am converting them to mediafire now and you will find lot of songs are now restored. Please go to the old labels and find that they are now downloadable. Please be on the look out for other songs also to be updated.

Thanks a million for your support and encouragement. Please post your comments if there are any mistakes. Even your brickbats are treated as boquets.

You can write to me to my personal mail also

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Concert - Raagam thaanam Pallavi

Herein I have posted a concert by K. Gaayathri, Ranjani Hebbar and Veena artist T. Bhavani Prasad held on 19.11.08 at Music academy on behalf of The Hindu Friday review November Festival. The acoustic system at Music academy is fantastic and it is really great pleasure to hear Carnatic music with such a sound system. RTP with Veena and Violin

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Easy and difficult

If you want to know what are easy and difficult in life, please, click this link

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The law of the Garbage Truck

The Law of the Garbage Truck

How often do you let other people change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day?

The mark of a successful person is how quickly she/he can get back her/his focus on what's important.

Five years ago I learned this lesson in the back of a taxicab in Indianapolis .. Here's what happened:

I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And, I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? That guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home or on the streets..

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, Love the people who treat you right, and get rid of those who don't¡­. and pray for them.

'Keep Moving Forward .... Only Make Sure You Are Going In the Right Direction

contributed by my friend Seshadri

Sunday, November 16, 2008

K. J. Yesudoss - 4

  1. Kalaiye - Sechurutti
  2. Maakelara - Ravichandrika
  3. Madhuraambaa - Bhavapriya
  4. Manasuloni - Hindolakamoini
  5. Manaviyaalakinch - Nalinakanthi
  6. Neethu charnamule - Simhendramadhyamam
  7. Ninne nera = Panthuvarali
  8. Niranjani - Niranjani
  9. Paahi parvatha - Aarabhi
  10. Saarasa mukha
  11. Santhaana raama - Hindolavasantham
  12. Saathaleni - Naaganandhini
  13. Sri ganeshaa - Veenavardhini
  14. Theliviyalum - Shilike
  15. Thillaana - Poornachandrika
  16. Vinave O manasa - Vivaardhini
  17. Sune sakhi - behaag
  18. Upacharamu - Bhairavi
  19. Agaramumaagi - Bhavukadayani
  20. Allinerumin - Sarangatharangi
  21. Apakaaranindhai - Hamsanandhi
  22. Aariru thadanthol - Maand
  23. Bhakthiyaal - Hamsavaridi
  24. Iravu pagal - Surutti
  25. Iyalisaiyil - Sallaapam
  26. Jaanakiraman - Sudhaseemandhi
  27. Kalaimevu - Mohanam
  28. Kannanai - Sindhubairavi
  29. Karunai kadale - Hamsadhwani
  30. Maalaasai - Sankarabaranam
  31. Paadhimadhi - Panthuvarali
  32. Sandhadham - Kadinyam
  33. Umbertharu - chalanaattai
  34. Uruvaai arivaai - Madhyamavathi
  35. Vaani vaagadeeswari - Vaagadeeswari
  36. Jalajaaksha - Hamsanandhi
  37. En nenjil pallikonda - Kalyaani

Thursday, November 13, 2008

If you can't laugh, atleast smile

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
MILLIE: I is..

TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

- - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - -

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.


An extraordinarily handsome man decided he had the responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce beautiful children beyond compare. With that as his mission, he began searching for the perfect woman.

Shortly thereafter, he met a farmer who had three stunningly gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away. He explained his mission to the farmer, asking permission to marry one of them.

The farmer simply replied, "They're lookin' to get married, so you came to the right place. Look 'em over and pick the one you want." So the man took the first daughter out on a date.

The next day, the farmer asked the man for his opinion.

"Well," said the man, "she's just a weeeee bit, not that you can hardly notice... pigeon-toed. "

The farmer nodded and suggested the man date one of the other girls. So the man took the second daughter out on a date.

The next day, the farmer again asked how things went.

"Well," said the man, "she's just a weeeee bit, not that you can hardly notice... cross-eyed."

The farmer nodded and suggested he date the third girl to see if things might get better. So he did.

The next morning the man rushed in exclaiming, "She's perfect, just perfect! She's the one I want to marry!" and they were married right away.

Months later, a baby was born. When the man visited the nursery, he was horrified! The baby was the ugliest, most pathetic human you can imagine.

He rushed to his father-in-law asking how such a thing could happen considering the beauty of the parents.

"Well," explained the farmer. "She was just a weeeee bit, not that you can hardly notice... pregnant when you met her."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

If you can't laugh, atleast smile

A couple came upon a wishing well.

The husband leaned over, made a wish and threw a coin.

The wife too decided to make a wish.

But she leaned over too much, fell into the well and drowned.

The husband was stunned for a while and then shouted, "It really works."

Monday, November 10, 2008

India's victory against Australia in Cricket

There may be many interviews in Tvs and in many media, about the most important lessons learnt in this series, most memorable moments etc etc.

But most appealing to me was the human touch by Captain Dhoni by three of his acts.

1. Handing over the stump missed by Ganguly in Mohali test.

2. Requesting Ganguly to captain few overs in Nagpur test

3. Calling Kumble to receive the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

What a matured mind in this young age and how many will do like that !

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Kalignar Karunanidhi's immaturity

Emmadhamum Sammadhamena Vaazhndha thirunaattil, Edharkaaga Netrikuri? Nedia poonool? ( Why sacred thread ash on theforehead and long sacred thread ( worn by brahmins) in the holy land where all religions co-exist in harmony?) - Deccan chronicle, 6th Nov 2008

Dr. Kalignar Karunanidhi, the chief Minister of Tamilnadu, does not add any justice to the titles he has, by commenting consistently on individuals faith and beliefs. Every body in a democratic country has got the right to follow certain faiths and if he does not want to follow any of them, he has got the liberty to be so. But, what right, he has got to criticize others in following certain things in which he/she has certain faith?

Can I criticize him for using only yellow shawl? If I write,
" Meladai indri palar thavikkum thirunaatill, Manjal meladai edharku",
will he and his "udan pirappugall" enjoy?

It is none of my business.
Can I criticize Mrs. Dhayalu wearing big "Kunguma pottu"? No. It is none of my business. Similarly, he has no business to question my self or somebody having something on my forehead or a thread around my neck.

If he claims that he is trying people to get more "Paguththarivu", let him talk or write poems generally but not specifying a particular attitude of persons, while he is garlanding the statues of Annadurai and Periyar. (I wonder whether there is any "paguththarivu" in gartlanding statues) If you want to talk on a subject either for or against, first you should have a conviction on that subject.

If he thinks having "Vibhoodhi" in forehead and "Poonool" are the cause for the trouble in the town, where the trouble started, is that not nonsense? Because. it was not a clash between brahmins and other communities. If he has stopped with "Viboodhi" alone, we can understand, that he has mentioned about those who has faith in God but fighting. But what made him to mention about sacred thread?

And in both those groups are there not people who use "Viboodhi" when they go to temple and those who do not use that, but use some other religious symbol?

For his age, and for his position he must be more matured! Hope some body from the people surrounding him must be dare enough to tell him this.

I am stopping here because, If I continue to write, I am afraid I may stoop to his level.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Seriously, these are points to ponder

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?

What is the speed of darkness?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up every two hours?

Are there specially reserved parking spaces for 'normal' people at the Special Olympics?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Did you ever stop and wonder......

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze
these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?'

Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there... I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum.'

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?

Why does your Obstetrician, Gynaecologist leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Stop singing and read on.......

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address in the first place?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Power of positive thought

Power of Positive Talk

I remember my dad teaching me the power of language at a very young age. Not only did my dad understand that specific words affect our mental pictures, but he understood words are a powerful programming factor in lifelong success.

One particularly interesting event occurred when I was eight. As a kid, I was always climbing trees, poles, and literally hanging around upside down from the rafters of our lake house. So, it came to no surprise for my dad to find me at the top of a 30-foot tree swinging back and forth. My little eight-year-old brain didn't realize the tree could break or I could get hurt. I just thought it was fun to be up so high..

My older cousin, Tammy, was also in the same tree. She was hanging on the first big limb, about ten feet below me. Tammy's mother also noticed us at the exact time my dad did. About that time a huge gust of wind came over the tree. I could hear the leaves start to rattle and the tree begin to sway. I remember my dad's voice over the wind yell, 'Bart, Hold on tightly.' So I did. The next thing I know, I heard Tammy screaming at the top of her lungs, laying flat on the ground. She had fallen out of the tree.

I scampered down the tree to safety. My dad later told me why she fell and I did not. Apparently, when Tammy's mother felt the gust of wind, she yelled out, 'Tammy, don't fall!' And Tammy did… fall.

My dad then explained to me that the
mind has a very difficult time processing a negative image. In fact, people who rely on internal pictures cannot see a negative at all. In order for Tammy to process the command of not falling, her nine-year-old brain had to first imagine falling, then try to tell the brain not to do what it just imagined. Whereas, my eight-year-old brain instantly had an internal image of me hanging on tightly.
This concept is
especially useful when you are attempting to break a habit or set a goal.. You can't visualize not doing something. The only way to properly visualize not doing something is to actually find a word for what you want to do and visualize that. For example, when I was thirteen years old, I played for my junior high school football team. I tried so hard to be good, but I just couldn't get it together at that age. I remember hearing the words run through my head as I was running out for a pass, 'Don't drop it!' Naturally, I dropped the ball.
My coaches were not skilled enough to teach us proper 'self-talk.' They just thought some kids could catch and others couldn't. I'll never make it pro, but I'm now a pretty good Sunday afternoon football player, because all my internal dialogue is positive and encourages me to win. I wish my dad had coached me playing football instead of just climbing trees. I might have had a longer football career.

Here is a very easy demonstration to teach your kids and your friends the power of a toxic vocabulary. Ask them to hold a pen or pencil. Hand it to them. Now, follow my instructions carefully. Say to them, 'Okay, try to drop the pencil.' Observe what they do.

Most people release their hands and watch the pencil hit the floor. You respond, 'You weren't paying attention. I said TRY to drop the pencil. Now please do it again.' Most people then pick up the pencil and pretend to be in excruciating pain while their hand tries but fails to drop the pencil.

The point is made.

If you tell your brain you will 'give it a try,' you are actually telling your brain to fail.. I have a 'no try' rule in my house and with everyone I interact with. Either people will do it or they won't. Either they will be at the party or they won't. I'm brutal when people attempt to lie to me by using the word try. Do they think I don't know they are really telegraphing to the world they have no intention of doing it but they want me to give them brownie points for pretended effort? You will never hear the words 'I'll try' come out of my mouth unless I'm teaching this concept in a seminar.

If you 'try' and do something, your unconscious mind has permission not to succeed. If I truly can't make a decision I will tell the truth. 'Sorry John. I'm not sure if I will be at your party or not. I've got an outstanding commitment. If that falls through, I will be here. Otherwise, I will not. Thanks for the invite.'

People respect honesty. So remove the word 'try' from your vocabulary.

My dad also told me that
psychologists claim it takes seventeen positive statements to offset one negative statement. I have no idea if it is true, but the logic holds true. It might take up to seventeen compliments to offset the emotional damage of one harsh criticism.
These are concepts that are especially useful when raising children.

Ask yourself how many compliments you give yourself daily versus how many criticisms. Heck, I know you are talking to yourself all day long. We all have internal voices that give us direction.

So, are you giving yourself the 17:1 ratio or are you shortchanging yourself with toxic self-talk like, ' I'm fat. Nobody will like me. I'll try this diet. I'm not good enough. I'm so stupid. I'm broke, etc. etc.'

If our parents can set a lifetime of programming with one wrong statement, imagine the kind of programming you are doing on a daily basis with your own internal dialogue. Here is a list of Toxic Vocabulary words.

Notice when you or other people use them.

Ø But: Negates any words that are stated before it.
Ø Try: Presupposes failure.
Ø If: Presupposes that you may not.
Ø Might: It does nothing definite. It leaves options for your listener.
Ø Would Have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen.
Ø Should Have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen (and implies guilt.)
Ø Could Have: Past tense that draws attention to things that didn't actually happen but the person tries to take credit as if it did happen.
Ø Can't/Don't: These words force the listener to focus on exactly the opposite of what you want. This is a classic mistake that parents and coaches make without

knowing the damage of this linguistic error.

Toxic phrase: 'Don't drop the ball!'
Likely result: Drops the ball
Better language: 'Catch the ball!'

Toxic phrase: 'You shouldn't watch so much television.'
Likely result: Watches more television.
Better language: 'I read too much television makes people stupid. You might find yourself turning that TV off and picking up one of those books more often!'

Take a moment to write down all the phrases you use on a daily basis or any Toxic self-talk that you have noticed yourself using. Write these phrases down so you will begin to catch yourself as they occur and change them.

Twinkle twinkle in Indian style

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Life is being happy with what you have

' Oh yeah,' said the son.
'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father

The son answered:
saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others

We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sri Kamalaambaa Navaa varanam

It was pointed out to me by one of my readers, that the First avaaranam and Fifth avaaranam were not available and they were repeated by Dhyanam and Fourth respectively. Now I have corrected and posted them. Please download the missing links and have all the benefits of hearing them.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sachin's world record

Hi guys,

"If you want to commit any sin, do it right now, because God is also watching Sachin batting."

If some body feels that Lara has done this in lesser tests please read this:

"While it is true that Lara scored his runs in 20 fewer tests, his volatile character and his inability to lift West Indies cricket out of the doldrums will always make him second best in any comparison with Tendulkar" - Boris Majumdar, Cricket historian.

And do not forget, Lara never faced the most dangerous west indies bowlers, whereas Sachin faced them in 16 tests.

And read this also

"We put up with corruption, don't mind poor toilets, manfully live through terrorism, but cannot allow Tendulkar, in the end just a man, to fail occasionally - Harsha Bhogle

Thursday, October 16, 2008

An appeal to Carnatic Music lovers

Since the music season is fast approaching, these are my feelings and solutions for the same. This is only happening in our country, and mainly in carnatic musical concerts.

Problem No 1: Coming late for the concerts and disturbing the audience as well as the artists.

Remedy: Plan well in advance including the time required for traveling and parking of the vehicles, and be in your seat from the beginning of the concert. This we do in all important occasions in our life. Why not now?

Problem No 2: Moving out in between the programme. Excuse given generally is going to the rest room.

Remedy: Do not consume any liquid including water, half an hour or one hour prior to programme and bring a water bottle to the concert, and consume one or two sips if you feel thirsty.

Problem No 3: Leaving the programme in between.

Remedy : Please avoid this. You can avoid coming, if you have any other priorities . If for any reason, you have to leave the programme due to some unexpected development. please do it after a song is completed.

Problem No 4 : Attending cell phone calls

Remedy: Keep your cell phone in "switch off" mode, not in "vibration" mode which will tempt you to get up and disturbe others. Think what you do when you are in important meetings.

Problem No 5: Discussing about the Raagam or other matters

Remedy : If you find an important point, please note down the same in a piece of paper and discuss the same after reaching home. ( Artists can also prevent this by announcing the raagam. thalam and composer, before beginning the piece, so that the audience do not discuss to find out or claim their knowledge by telling to his neighbour.) Please do not discuss any personal matter during the concert however long after you might have met that person and enquire their welfare. After all if he/she is not well, would not have come to the programme.

Problem No 6: Leaving the moment the "thani" is started

Remedy : I feel this is a great insult we will be doing to the artist and to the art and if you do not like these instruments which are playing very important role in our concerts, why do you come?

Problem No 7 : Leaving the auditorium the moment "Mangalam" is started

Remedy : Please wait in your seat until the mangalam is completed. After all another two minutes will not deprive you anything great in your life.

Problem No 8 : Singing along with the artist

Remedy : Please avoid this, however tempting it may be. After all, your neighbour has not come to hear you, all the way. Try to realise how terribly, this is upsetting others and do not invite irritated look from them

I wish the artists also say these things before the beginning of the concert, and educate the people, which is their duty to get some some respect for the art and for themselves in return. Why not the artists insist on organisers to insist on putting the lights off, except the stage, once the programme starts. It will also help them to concentrate in immersing themselves in music without the disturbance from audience.

This is being done in Hindusthani concerts even by the same organisers and it is also their duty to educate the audience. The organisation office bearers should not walk up and down to receive the VIPs who generally come late and avoid late comers.

I have seen the gates were closed, the moment the concert started in "the Hindu - Friday" concerts which is being conducted regularly every year.

During music season, the programmes are organised without much time to rasikas to have their tiffin, lunch or coffee. (Even, well conducted Music Academy is also not an exception to this.) This is forcing the people to move around even after the concert is started.