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Friday, June 27, 2008

Live like Bamboo

One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank.

There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.

When I think about the bamboo tree's ability to bounce back or return to it's original position, the word resilience comes to mind. When used in reference to a person this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression or any other situation that stretches the limits of a person's emotions.

Have you ever felt like you are about to snap? Have you ever felt like you are at your breaking point?

Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.

During the experience you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health. You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.

Life is a mixture of good times and bad times, happy moments and unhappy moments. The next time you are experiencing one of those bad times or unhappy moments that take you close to your breaking point, bend but don't break. Try your best not to let the situation get the best of you.

A measure of hope will take you through the unpleasant ordeal. With hope for a better tomorrow or a better situation, things may not be as bad as they seem to be. The unpleasant ordeal may be easier to deal with if the end result is worth having.

If the going gets tough and you are at your breaking point, show resilience.

Like the bamboo tree, bend, but don't break.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Between You and God

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

My mother also lied

The person who send me this mail was reminded of his father.

his story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn't enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say 'Eat this rice, son! I'm not hungry.'
This was Mother's First Lie.

As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house; she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could give me a little bit more nutritious food for my growth. Once she had caught just two fish, she would make fish soup. While I was eating the soup, mother would sit beside me and eat what was still left on the bone of the fish I had eaten; My heart was touched when I saw it. Once I gave the other fish to her on my chopstick but she immediately refused it and said, 'Eat this fish, son! I don't really like fish.'
This was Mother's second lie.

Then, in order to fund my education, Mother went to a Match Factory to bring home some used matchboxes which she filled with fresh matchsticks. This helped her get some money to cover our needs. One wintry night I awoke to find Mother filling the matchboxes by candlelight. So I said, 'Mother, go to sleep; it's late: you can continue working tomorrow morning.' Mother smiled and said 'Go to sleep, son! I'm not tired.'
This was Mother's Third Lie.

When I had to sit my Final Examination, Mother accompanied me. After dawn, Mother waited for me for hours in the heat of the sun. When the bell rang, I ran to meet her. Mother embraced me and poured me a glass of tea that she had prepared in a thermos. The tea was not as strong as my Mother's love, Seeing Mother covered with perspiration; I at once gave her my glass and asked her to drink too. Mother said 'Drink, son! I'm not thirsty!
This was Mother's Fourth Lie.

After Father's death, Mother had to play the role of a single parent. She held on to her former job; she had to fund our needs alone. Our family's life was more complicated. We suffered from starvation. Seeing our family's condition worsening, my kind Uncle who lived near my house came to help us solve our problems big and small. Our other neighbors saw that we were poverty stricken so they often advised my mother to marry again. But Mother refused to remarry saying 'I don't need love.'
This was Mother's Fifth Lie.

After I had finished my studies and gotten a job, it was time for my old Mother to retire but she carried on going to the market every morning just to sell a few vegetables. I kept sending her money but she was steadfast and even sent the money back to me. She said, 'I have enough money.'
That was Mother's Sixth Lie.

I continued my part-time studies for my Master's Degree. Funded by the American Corporation for which I worked, I succeeded in my studies. With a big jump in my salary, I decided to bring Mother to enjoy life in America but Mother didn't want to bother her son; she said to me 'I'm not used to high living.'
That was Mother's Seventh Lie.

In her dotage, Mother was attacked by cancer and had to be hospitalized. Now living far across the ocean, I went home to visit Mother who was bedridden after an operation. Mother tried to smile but I was heartbroken because she was so thin and feeble but Mother said, 'Don't cry, son! I'm not in pain.'
That was Mother's Eighth Lie.

Telling me this, her eighth lie, she died.

M - O - T - H - E - R

'M' is for the Million things she gave me, 'O' means Only that she's growing old, 'T' is for the Tears she shed to save me, 'H' is for her Heart of gold, 'E' is for her Eyes with love-light shining in them, 'R' means Right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell 'MOTHER' a word that means the world to me. For those of you who are lucky to be still blessed with your Mom's presence on Earth, this story is beautiful. For those who aren't so blessed, this is even more beautiful.

Friday, June 20, 2008

some thing to chew

You’re not the only person in the world, so don’t act like it. Instead, enhance your success at work by building a reputation for being a thoughtful, considerate coworker. How? By doing things like…
  • Cleaning up after yourself.
  • Sharing – not monopolizing – equipment and resources.
  • Filling the copy machine with paper for the next person – even though there were a few sheets left when you finished.
  • Restocking (or letting the appropriate person know) when you take the last of the supplies.
  • Keeping your music and your voice down.
  • Respecting others’ time by not interrupting them – and not expecting them to serve your every need “on the spot.”
  • Immediately stopping behaviors that coworkers tell you are disturbing.

Friday, June 13, 2008

What is "They" and " We"

Ever wonder who THEY are? THEY seem to be everywhere. THEY must be a big and powerful group with a great deal of influence, because we sure do talk about them a lot:

“They should know better!”

“That’s their problem!"

“They need to do something about this!”

“It’s all because of them!”

“They’re the ones who fouled things up!”

No need to ask if those sound familiar. Who among us hasn’t pointed a finger at THEM before? “They” and “them” are common pronouns – part of normal, everyday speech. We utter them all the time. And when it comes to building good character and walking the talk, they may be the absolute worst words in our language. Why? Just look at what “they” and “them” mean: OTHER PEOPLE, SOMEONE ELSE. You don’t have to be a genius to know that those words are dripping with non-responsibility.

Maybe it’s time we all did some word switching. Imagine what would happen – think of how our perspectives might change – if we stopped using “they,” “them,” and “their” altogether, and instead used “we,” “us,” and “our.”

Let’s see:





See and feel the difference?

So, the next time you catch yourself starting to say or think the T-word (“they”), use “we” instead. After all, the first step in meeting our responsibilities as adults is acknowledging that we have them. You know, pointing the finger at them probably is a waste of time, anyway. We’re beginning to think they don’t exist. Because…

Every time we’ve gone looking for “them,” all we’ve found is US!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My kids corner - 7

Below is the link given for a book published in 1864, for children. It can also be read by parents, to make their kids develop reading habits. It will be interesting experience to read a book of 340 years old page by page in computer, without the fear of page getting torn. Try it for the fancy of knowing how they were writing 300 years back for children.

Knowing the past will help to build the future

What the moon saw : and other tales (1866)

Author: Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875
Digitizing Sponsor: msn
Book Contributor: University of California Libraries
Language: English
Keywords: Children's stories, Danish

Blogger Hemalatha said...
Sir, Is it possible to download the book ? Thanks & Regards. Hemalatha
September 9, 2010 11:27 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
You can read the book as it is page by page. Try the link and I think you may be able to save it and then read it. I am not very sure about it,because I did not try it. I just read the book on line.
September 11, 2010 9:12 PM

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My kids corner - 6

The tallest falls in the world

Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands,one of five topographical regions of Venezuela. It plunges off the edge of a "Tepuy", or table-top mountain, and free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth.

In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.

The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, an adventurous bush pilot from Missouri (Used to fly with Lindbergh's Flying Circus), today a modern legend. Jimmy Angel first saw the falls in 1933 with McCracken while searching for a legendary Gold Ore.

Jimmy returned again in 1937 with his wife, Gustavo Henry, and Henry's gardener, they landed on top of the tepuy. Jimmy's Flamingo monoplane settled down into the marshy ground on top of the Auyantepuy and remained there for 33 years before being lifted out by a helicopter.

Jimmy Angel and his three companions managed to descend the tepuy and make their way back to civilization in 11 days.

Jimmy Angel's plane sits in the Aviation Museum in Maracay; the one you may be able to see on top of the Tepuy is a replica.

The fascinating world of the National park in Canaima, is a perfect combination of magic and reality, with their impressive table top mountains called Tepuys, their countless rivers, lagoons, and water falls, forests and savannas distributed as a green sea, this atmosphere calls for a unique visit at least once in a lifetime.

In this God's gift of the nature, you will find an interesting flora and fauna and endemic in many cases (unique in the World), likewise the natives of the Pemon Indians, ohabitant in this natural atmosphere, with their ancestral culture, craft, folklore, and gastronomy.

This natural mosaic shows us an interesting and alive testimony of our Geographical history.

The National Park Canaima is located to the end south west of Venezuela, to the south of the Orinoco River, municipality Gran Sabana of the Bolivar state, being decreed National park June 12, 1962 by the national executive.

The park, possesses 3 million Hectares, occupying this way the second protected natural area of more extension in Venezuela and the seventh of its size in the world.

The park is divided in two sectors: Western and Eastern.

The western area called Canaima, can be accessed by air with commercial Flights from Caracas, Margarita and Ciudad Bolivar.

Enjoying this privileged spot on earth, the tallest fall in the world, the incredible Angel Falls, from the Canaima Lagoon visualizes a spectacular scenario, with beautiful water falls inviting you for a refreshing swim or a sun bath on the beautiful white sand surrounding the Canaima Lagoon.

In the Eastern area you will find the Gran Sabana where again, can be accessed either by air but also by land transport. Arriving to the city of Santa Elena of Uairen, the last town of the south of Venezuela, only 20 minutes by car from the frontier with Brazil.

The Tallest non permanent waterfall in the world is in fact La Catira close to the Angel Falls.

Aanandha bhairavi

A Janya Ragam derived from Melam 20 Natabhairavi
Avarohanam: SA NI DHA PA MA GA RI SA
Chatusruri Rishabham, Sadharana Gandharam, Suddha Madhyamam, Chatusruti
Dhaivatham, Suddha Dhaivatham, Kaishiki Nishadam.
(Chatusruti DHA is an Anya svaram in both Arohanam and Avarohanam).
Vakra Shadava - Samporna Ragam (Vakram only in Arohanam)
Shuddha Dhaivatham occurs in The prayogam: PA DHA PA MA, MA DHA PA MA GA RI
Chathusruthu Dhaivatham in : PA DHA PA SA, PA DHA NI DHA NI PA, SA NI
DHA PA So it is a Bhashanga ragam.
Since Chathusruthi Dhaivatham occurs more often that Suddha
Dhaivatham, some musicologists place Anadabhairavi
under Melam 22 Kharaharapriya.

Subbarama Dikshitar classifies Anandabhairavi under the
Asampoorna Melam 20 Ritigowla as Upanga Ragam No. 3
Definition (Venkatamakhin):
ArOhE RiShabham TyaktwA Dha vakram cha samAcharEth
SampUrNA sagrahOpEthA BhavEd Anandabhairavi
Arohanam: sa ga ga ma pa dha pa sa ni sa
Avarohanam: sA ni dha pa ma ma mA ga ga ri sa

Upangam Ragam, Sampoornam, Shadja Graham, In Arohanam Rishabha Varjyam,
Vakra Dhaivatham, Ma Ga Ni, Sa are Jeeva and Nyasa svaras.
About 175 years since Venkatamakhin, it is a practise to employ
Pancha Sruthi Dhaivatham in Anandabhairavi. (Details of this are
found in Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, Tamil Ed. Page 332).

An oldest Ragam, suitable to sing at al times; especilly
suited for singing SLokams, lullabies, marriage songs, folk tunes.
The Raga evokes KARUNA and SRINGARA rasams. The full effect of the
Ragam is brought out, when sung in VILAMBITA KALAM.

Syama Satri is always associted with Anadabhairavi
(along with Misra Chapu Talam). It was he who
shaped this Raga to perfection in the current form.
Recently, Balambal Natarajan (a music teacher based in New Jersey
area) has composed a krithi on Syama Sastri in Anandabhairavi and in
Viloma Chapu Talam : "Sri Tala Brahma Syama Krishna"
which gives glorious tribute to Syama Sastrigal.
(Text is printed in SANGEETHAM, Vol 9, No. 1, CMANA)

Mathrubhoothayya, who lived during the pre-trinity days had
already popularized Anandabhairavi through his beautiful
composition: Ni Mathi Challaga Nanu Brochute.

Muthuswami Dikshitar's song: Tyagarajayoga Vaibhavam in
Anandabhairavi contains the two Yatis - Gopuccha Yati and
Srotovaha Yati. The phrases are:
For Gopuccha Yati (like a cow's tail!):
Tyagaraja Yoga Vaibhavam
Agaraja Yoga Vaibhavam
Rajayoga Vaibhavam
Yoga Vaibhavam
and the Srotovaha Yati (Flowing r iver) in
Svaroopa Prakasham
Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham
Sakala Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham
Sivasaktyadi Sakala Tattva Svaroopa Prakasham


Lakshya Gitam
Jaya Jagadi TumidhIru , Jhampa (Venkatamakhin)

Kamalasulochana, Adi (Unknown)

RAvE O Manasa, Adi (unknown)
RAvE Memaguva, Adi (Virabhadrayya/Shobanadri(?))

SAmi NI RammaNavE, Ata (Syama Sastri) (on Varadaraja)
Pankaja Lochani, Adi (Muthiah Bhagavathar)
Ninu namminanu, Adi (Unknown)

SA Rekunitu mOti, Adi (Subbarama Dikshitar)
Pavana SuguNa, Adi (Svati Tirunal)
SakhiyE intha, Adi (Ponnayya Pillai)
Imticghakka, Adi (Vina Varadayya)

  1. Raaga Aalapana - Balamuralikrishna
  2. Marivere - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  3. Paluke bangaara - Bombay Jayashree
  4. Thiyaagaraja Yoga - Ranjani Gaayathri
  5. Kamalamba (First avaranam in Navavaranam - S. Rajeswari
  6. Maanasa guruguha - Balamuralikrishna
  7. Marivere - T.M Krishna
  8. Paluke bangaara - P. Unnikrishnan
  9. Swaamy saranan - Nithyashree
  10. Ksheera saagara - Aruna Sairam
  11. Nanda nandanaa - P. Unnikrishnan
  12. Neeke theliyaka - Balamuralikrishna
  13. Bhaamaro - Balamuralikrishna
  14. Himachalathanaya - Balamuralikrishna
  15. Kamalaambaa - Aruna Sairam
  16. Krishna karunaa - K.J. Yesudoss
  17. Marivere - Radha Jayalakshmi
  18. Raama naama - Sikkil Gurucharan
  19. Raamabhadra - Neiveli Santhanagopalan
  20. Thiyagaraja yoga - M. S. Subbalakshmi
  21. Aanandha begane - Sudha Raghunathan
  22. Manchirojidi - Balamuralikrishna
  23. Saamagaana priye - Nithyashree
  24. Thiyaagaraaja yoga - Nithyashree
  25. Kamalaambaa - Ranjani Gayaathri
  26. Himaachala - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  27. Dhavalaroopa - Radha Jayalakshmi
  28. Marivere - T. N. Seshagopalan
  29. O Jagadambaa - T. N. Seshagopalan
  30. Yeru mayileri - Nithyashree
  31. Madhuraa nagarilo - Kalyani Menon
  32. O Jagambaa - Bombay Jayashree
  33. O Jagadambaa - Nithyashree
  34. Singaaravelan - Sikkil Gurucharan
  35. Neeke theliyaka - Sikkil Gurucharan
  36. Saama gaana - Sudha Raghunathan
  37. Yerumayileri - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  38. Paluke bangaara - Balamuralikrishna
  39. Dhavala roopa - G. N. Balasubramanian
  40. Himachala - Bombay Jayashri
  41. Isaiyil - Balamuralikrishna
  42. Maanasa guruguha - Bombay Jayashri
  43. Maanasa guruguha - M. S. Subbulakshmi
  44. Neeke theliyaka - Hyderbad brothers
  45. Paahi sri - Bombay Jayashri
  46. Paluke bangaaramayina - T. M. Krishna
  47. Paluke bangaaramayina - O. S. Arun
  48. Uuneeru selvathu - T. M. Krishna
  49. Pulli kalaaba mayil = P. Unnikrishnan
  50. Saama gaana priye - Nithyshree
  51. Sri Raaja raajeswari - Sowmya
  52. Singaara velavan - Sowmya
  53. Singaara velavan - Sudha Raghunathan
  54. Raamachandra - T.N. Seshagopalan
  55. Raamabadra - T. N. Seshagopalan
  56. Kaapadhuve unadhu - Sanjay Subramanian
Please send me mail if any of the songs is not properly uploaded. Please be on the look out for more songs with many other artists under each Raagam. Your feed back will be the tonic to me.
Blogger Viknesh waren said...
all the songs are nice sir.. upload more ragas on your blog... regards-vikneshwaren thank you sir..
June 10, 2008 5:51 PM
Anonymous Krithika said...
Hello Sir, Thanks for the great work that you are doing! Please do upload more songs, oothukadu/gopalakrishna bharati/arunachala kavirayar likes... Thanks once again Krithika
June 16, 2008 8:56 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hello Sir, Hats off to your great & wonderful work.I really appreciate the effort you have put through to bring this up.Keep your spirit going and please keep uploading more songs in all the ragas.I am sure that,this helps a lot of people who are really interested in Classical music. Thank you music lover
April 6, 2009 12:07 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Could I have your mail ID pls. You may send it to Thanks
April 24, 2009 10:56 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
i salute your efforts sir. the collection is too good. if you have more such songs, pls do post them. it serves as a learning ground and as a stress buster for many of us. thaanks a ton!
May 4, 2009 3:00 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sri. Hariharan, the whole carnatic music loving community is greatly indebted to you ( and of course to the great artists' whose invaluable creations you have compiled on your blog) for doing such a commendable service. If you have any plans on expanding your Ragha collection, may I make a humble request ? My 13 year old son is learning Violin and he is so crazy about the Ragha Hamsadwani. Here is a sample he played I would greatly appreciate if you could create a collection on that ragha. Thank you again. May God Bless you with a long and healthy life doing such an awesome service. Adiyen Venu
November 14, 2009 8:38 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Venu, I will do that in few days, Please be on the look out.
November 16, 2009 10:54 AM
Blogger Vishy said...
Dear Sir, I think the Radha Jayalakshmi's song on Marivere gati under Anandha bairavi is not loaded properly. Please check it out. I love your posts and I pray for a long and healthy and prosperous life for you. Regards, Vishy
January 16, 2011 8:06 AM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Vishy,

I have uploaded Marivere by Radha Jayalakshmi afresh.
January 16, 2011 1:56 PM

Monday, June 9, 2008

My kids corner - 5

Sports & Games

  1. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
  2. Holes in a golf course must be 4.25 inches in diameter, and at least 4 inches deep.
  3. In tennis, zero points is referred to as love, which is possibly derived from the French word for egg, l'oeuf, referring to the physical appearance of the number zero.
  4. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.
  5. The sport with the most number of officials with relation to players is tennis. There are 13 officials for two players.
  6. The spots on dice are called "pips."
  7. If you add up all the number on a roulette wheel, that is 1through 36, you get '666', the biblical number of fallen man.
  8. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP), India, 2444 mt above sea level
  9. The Australian term for extras in cricket are 'sundries'
  10. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games
  11. In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes
  12. The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device

My kids corner - 4

  1. The Most/ Longest/ Shortest/ Tallest/ Smallest/ Biggest/ Fastest:
  2. The oldest national flag still in existence, that of Denmark, dates back to the 13th century
  3. The longest movie made lasts 85 hours and is fittingly titled "The Cure for Insomnia.
  4. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail (HP), India, 2444 mts above sea level.
  5. The most common disease in the world is tooth decay
  6. Ninety percent of all species that have become extinct have been birds
  7. The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  8. The quickest ascent of Everest, in 10 hours, 56 minutes, was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu
  9. The longest fence in the world is in Australia and it runs for over 3,436 miles (5,530 km)
The country with the most Post offices is India with over 152,792 compared with just over 38,000 in the United States.

My kids corner - 3

Fun Facts - People

  1. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined
  2. Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded
  3. In 1935, Jesse Owens broke 4 world records in 45 minutes
  4. Mother Teresa's real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
  5. George Washington died the last hour of the last day of the last week of the last month of the last year of the 18th century
  6. St Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas Carols to formal church services
  7. The quickest ascent of Everest, in 10 hours, 56 minutes, was achieved by Sherpa Lhakpa Gelu
  8. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns
  9. Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for lack of imagination
  10. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts
  11. Alexander the Great was an epileptic
  12. Mozart wrote the music for the song Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star when he was just five years old.
  13. Thomas Edison's total school education consisted of three months
Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, was born in the ancient southeastern Turkish town of Lycia early in the fourth century

My kids corner - 2


Ø A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speed up to 60 mph.

Ø A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

Ø A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

Ø A jellyfish is made up of 95% in water.

Ø A starfish has no heart.

Ø Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Ø Alligators can’t move backwards.

Ø A snail can sleep for 3 years.

Ø Every time you sneeze your heart stop a second.

Ø An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Ø All babies are color –blind when they are born.

Ø There are about 6800 languages in the world.

Ø The coconut is the largest seed in the world.

Thursday, June 5, 2008



They say, it is one year since, you passed away, and you are no more. Is that so? Can there be a mother no more at any time in part of a person’s life? Is that not your blood in my body? Just because, the time passes, can the blood also be changed? If not, you are in my blood. Then, how can you be not there as long as I live? If I test my genes, your genes will be there. Just because, you are not physically present in the shape you had all these years, can I say you are no more? I do not think it is justified statement in any form.

You gave all your energies to conceive me, bred me by taking certain things of not your likings, because, they are good for me and avoided certain things of your liking, because, they may not be good for me. You brought me out to the earth, with pain and blood, but, you never expressed that even once in your life. People claim that I have done this for you and that for you, but you never even murmured that, not only to anybody but even to yourself. You groomed me with milk from your body without even thinking that some thing from your body is being sucked by me. People may call me a sucker, even in a slightest pretext, but you never uttered even though I really sucked your blood. As long as even a .000000000000000001 percent of this milk is in my body, how can you be no more?

When ever I wake up, I remember my first opening of my eyes and the first face I have seen in my life. I read somewhere: I believe in love at first sight, because, if at all I loved somebody from my first sight, it is my mother. As long as I love a person, how can that person be no more?

Is that possible to say, that, you are no more, after living with you for sixty five years? If I say that, is that not most thankless? There are few months, and days I was separated from you, because of some of my activities in life and some of your commitments in your life. Did any body dare say then, that you were not with me? They only said that you are at so and so place and I was at so and so place. They never dare say that you are not with me. Then how is that they dare say this now?

They only see and think of your physical body, which was roaming around them. They could not understand your love, which has no death.

It is your love that shaped my life. It is your love that gave me education. It is your love that made me intelligent. It is your love that made me a man. It is your love that made me to love my wife. It is your love that made me to love my son. How do they say that you are not there? You not only taught me to love, but also taught me, to make people understand that I love them

Morning to night, in my every action, there is a contribution from you and yet they say you are no more.

As long as I love everybody on the earth, are you not there? You taught me to love every body, by yourself being a living example. They think that, because you are not their in flesh and blood, you are no more. They are fools. They cannot understand that you never lived in flesh and blood but you have always lived as an embodiment of love and that has no death at all.

Amma and Three generation

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Anonymous Anandhi said...

I love my Patti a lot but somehow I did not go nuts expressing my grief when she passed away and that in some way bothered me. I feel that she is with me she has not really gone away. I am not able to share my everyday feelings with her now but I am able to remember and recollect all that I shared with her. She was such a strong personality who knew how to give advice without presenting it as an advice and she left it up to you to follow it or modify it. I love that aspect of her.

More later.

June 6, 2008 10:42 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...

I wish I had that quality

June 7, 2008 12:17 PM
Blogger Shashi said...

you should upload some beautiful songs on amma, a popular icon in the films.

January 13, 2010 5:27 AM

Is India shining?

It happens Only in INDIA ****

Salary & Govt. Concessions for a Member of Parliament (MP)

Monthly Salary : 12,000

Expense for Constitution per month : 10,000

Office expenditure per month : 14,000

Traveling concession (Rs. 8 per km) : 48,000 ( eg.For a visit from kerala to Delhi & return: 6000 km)

Daily DA TA during parliament meets : 500/day

Charge for 1 class (A/C) in train: Free (For any number of times)
(All over India )

Charge for Business Class in flights : Free for 40 trips / year (With wife or P.A.)

Rent for MP hostel at Delhi : Free

Electricity costs at home : Free up to 50,000 units

Local phone call charge : Free up to 1 ,70,000 calls.

TOTAL expense for a MP [having no qualification] per year : 32,00,000 [i.e. 2.66 lakh/month]

TOTAL expense for 5 years : 1,60,00,000

For 534 MPs, the expense for 5 years :
8,54,40,00,000 (nearly 855 crores)


This is how all our tax money is been swallowed and price hike on our regular commodities. ......
And this is the present condition of our country:

855 crores could make their life livable !!
Think of the great democracy we have........ .....
STILL Proud to be INDIAN

Sunday, June 1, 2008



Definition (ve.nkaTamakhin)

AhirI sA tu saMpUrNA
Sa grahA shrOtra ra~njanI
gitOkta mELa maRgENa
bANa yAmE pragIyatE
(ve.nkaTamakhin – caturdaNDi prakAshika – anubandham 20-10)
Ahiri is usualy considered a janyam of mElam 8, hanumathodi (but opinions differ, and it can be placed under 14, vakuLAbharaNam, 17 sUryakAntam, or 20 naTabhairavi – see remarks below).
ArOhanam: sa ri sa ga ma pa dha ni Sa (S R1 S G3 M1 P D1 N2 S)
AvarOhaNam: Sa ni dha pa ma ga ri sa (S N2 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S))
The svarams featured are (mELam 8): SaDjam, shuddha riSabham, sAdhArana gAndhAram, shuddha madhyamam, pa~ncamam, shuddha dhaivatam, and kaishiki niSAdham. Since antara gAndhAram, and kakaLi niSAdham appears in several places, Ahiri becomes a bhASA.nga rAgam. It is an Arohana vakra sampUrNa rAgam.
The jIva svarams are ga, dha, and ni.
The chAya svarams are ri, ma, and ni.
The svarams shudda ri and ga are kampita svarams.
Ahiri is a gamaka vArikA rakti rAgam.
A tristAyI rAgam exhibiting a number of subtle shrutis in kaRNATik music.
It is therefore featured in k.rtis, operas, dramas and various dance forms.
The ga in Ahiri is very delicate. The well pronounced antara ga occurs very rarely. In most places it slips own to the sAdharaNa ga level. Even the catushruti dha occurs strikingly in phrases like “p{d}nSnddnDp.
A scholarly ragam that can be properly rendered only with suitable lakSya j~nAnam
Ahiri is a very early morning rAgam (ve.nkaTamakhin says bANa kAlam, which is second yAmam after evening/night). It portrays shOka and karuNa rasam (pathos, and compassion).
In Tamil paNN music, Ahiri is known by the name pa~ncamam.
Ahiri belongs to the 19 pUrva prasiddha mElams declared by “pUrva AcAryas”, and is the eight mELam described by ve.nkaTamakhin. It has been mentioned in many treatises including Sa.ngIta samayasAra.
Sa.ngIta sampradAya pradarshini of subbarAma dIkSitar places Ahiri as a bhASA.nga janyam number 2, under the (asaMpURNa mELam) rAgam 20, rItigauLa. The mUrccana given there are:
ArOhaNam: sa ri sa ga ma pa dha ni sa
AvarOhaNam: sa ni dhA pa ma gA ri sa
SubbarAma dIkSitar adds that the elongated ni, dha and ga are the jIva svarams; trishruti and pa~ncashruti riSabham, sAdhArana and antara gAndhAram, trishruti and pa~ncashruti dhaivatam, and finally kaishiKi as well as kAkaLi nishAdams occur.
The boiok gives a lakSya gItam in tripuTa tALam by ve.nkaTamakhin as usual, followed by muttusvAmi dIkStar’s AvaraNa k.ri “shrI kamalAmbA jayati”, a padam, “ mOsamAyegadvE” in mishra Eka tALam by pollavaramuvAru“, concluding with a sa~ncAri by subbarAma dIkSitar himself.
Some musiclogists prefer to place Ahiri as a janyam of mELam 14, vakuLAbharaNam, or even mElam 20, naTabhairavi. The presence of antara ga, kAkaLi ni, catushruti dha even make one feel that it can be placed under mELam 17, sUryakAntam. The difficulty of fixing a proper mElam for Ahiri is due to the fact that in certain sa~ncarams, touches of ri, ga, dha and ni, other than those defined in the scale are found to occur.
The rules concerning the use of foreign notes are rather vague, and performers allow themselves with various liberties. A general guideline is as follows:
Shuddha ri – usually employed in descent
Catushruti ri – used in skips
sadharaNa ga – mainly in descent
antara ga – usually in ascent, particularly before ma
shuddha dha – used in descent
catushruti dha – appears in ascent, usualy before ni
kaishiki ni – can appear in ascent or descent
kAkaLi ni – used in ascent before sa.

In Hindushtani system, a number of “Ahir”-prefixed rAgams exist (Ahir bhairav, Ahir tODi, etc). Here, “Ahir” imples it belongs to a “gauLa’ group. According to sa.ngIta kalpadruma, Ahiri is a combination of bhairav in, and kAfi in Svarams of Ahiri are kOmal ri, tIvra ga, shuddh ma, tIvra dha and komal ni. Vadi is Sa, and samvadi in pa. It is a morning rAgam.

Ahiri is featured in numerous rAgamAlikas and rAgamAlika shlolams, but tillAnAs in Ahiri are hard to come by; also renditions of pallavis in this scholarly rAgam is unheard of (since it is a difficult and scholarly rAgam).

The emotional composition " Maayamma yanire" by Shyama Sastri epitomizes Ahiri and it is a sheer pleasure to listen to a rendition of this materpiece by stalwarts. Dikshiter's nineth Aavarana krithi in the Kamalambaa Navaa varana series " Shir kamalaamba jayathi" employs all eight vibhaktis of the sanskrit language and has some lengthy and windingword constructions.
The pallavi is in the nominative case, the first three lines of the anupallavi are in the accusative case and the rest of the anupallavi in the instrumental case. The charanam begins with dative case and the consecutive lines are set in ablative, genetive and locative cases. The last two lines, to be sung in madhyamakalam are again in the nominative case, in order to return to the main pallavi line. The composer skillfully employs the phrase "sEvitaramaahari" to yield the Raaga mudra in a slightly altered form.

There is some taboo attached to singing Aahiri. Musicians of older generation feel that if this Rtaagam is performed at a wrong time ( Aahiri is baana yaama kaala raagam) the singer will be unable to find food for the rest of the day/

A look at various compositions in Ahiri reveals that mishra cApu tALam is featured more often. I do not know why; but, strangely, shyAma shAstri, who often indulges in mishra cApu, deviates here in his Ahiri masterpiece, by setting it to Adi tALam.
( Courtesy: Raaghanubhava - P.P. Narayanaswamy)

  • Maayamma - T. M. Krishna

  • Veekshegam - T. N. Seshagopalan

  • Maayamma - Bombay Jayashree

  • Sompaina manasutho - S. Janaki

  • Maayamma - Aruna Sairam

  • Veena beri - M. S. Subbalakshmi

  • Maayamma - Maharajapuram Santhanam

  • Maayamma - Nithyashree

  • Maayamma - Gaayathri Venkatraghavan

  • Peelapaaanbu - Maharajapuram Santhanam

  • Mosamaaye - Sowmya

  • Sri Kamalamba Jayathi - S. Rajeswari

  • Sri kamalamba - Bombay Jayashri

  • Maayammaa - T.N. Seshgopalan

  • ( If there is any problem in downloading in mediafire try these also)

    Sri kamalamba - Ahiri - Bombay Jayashri ( You need not download simply click and enjoy)

  • Sri kamalamba - Bombay ayashree ( Under rapidshare)
  • Aahirbhairavi

    Ahiri bhairavi (Ahir bhairav)

    1. Sri Jagadeeswari - S.P.Ramh
    2. ki ankhien - Sudha Raghunathan
    3. Pibare raama rasam - P. Unnikrishnan
    4. Sri Jagadeeswari - Bombay Jayashree
    5. - Bombay Jayashree
    6. Pibare raamarasam - Nithyashree
    7. Viruththam followed by Kandhaa nee - Nithyashree
    8. Pibare raamarasam - Sudha Raghunathan