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Friday, October 30, 2009


There was constant demand from readers for varnams and since it may be useful to all the students of Carnatic music, I tried to post as many varnams as possible with the variety of artistsVarnam is a form of song in the Carnatic music repertoire. A varnam is a relatively long piece and can range from 30 minutes to up to an hour. It is usually set to Aadi or Ata tala. It is the center piece in a recital of music or dance. The lyrics are simple and consist mostly of long syllables and swara phrases of various lengths which bring out the essential features of the raga. It has two types: Taana varnam and Pada varnam.
Varnams are considered vocal exercises in a particular raga. The patterns in a varnam are considered to be characteristic patterns of a particular raga or scale. Varnams are considered the most complex of the vocal exercises in Carnatic Music. They are designed to help develop voice culture and proper control of rhythm. Indeed, varnams are often practiced in double and triple speeds and proper rhythmic control (tala) must be kept.

Type of varnams

Named for its thanam-like rhythmic qualities, tana varnams only have lyrics for the pallavi, anupallavi and charanam.[1]
With rhythmic elements like a padam, pada varnams are generally sung to accompany South Indian classical dance, including bharatanatyam.[2] Unlike the tana varnam which only has lyrics for the pallavi, anupallavi and charanam and swarams for the rest of the sections a pada varnam also have lyrics that correspond to the muktayi and chitta swaras of the varnam, so generally, pada varnams contain more lyrical content than a tana varnam.[2] The swaras in this type of varnam are suitable for intricate footwork.[2] Padajathi varnams are simply pada varnams that also contain jatis in it, making it again more suitable for South Indian classical dance.[2]

Contents of a varnam

The varnam is subdivided into several sections:
  • Pallavi: The first section of the Varnam, sung with lyrics or sahithyam.
  • Anupallavi: A sort of recapitulation, sung with lyrics or sahithyam also.
  • Mukthaayi Swaram: Sung completely with syllables—or swaras -- (like sa ri ga ma pa da ni sa). In Pada Varnas it is known as Mukthaayi Swaram-Sahithyam.
  • Charanam: Sung with lyrics
  • Chittai Swarams: Sung completely with syllables. In a Pada varnam, there are lyrics which correspond to the Charanam swaras. The swaras occur in several groups or stanzas.
Generally, a varnam is sung as follows:
  • Pallavi
  • Anupallavi
  • Muktayi Swaram
  • Pallavi (in double speed)
Repeat, then Pallavi sung in triple speed, or in original speed.
  • Charanam
  • Charanam Swara Group 1
  • Charanam
  • Charanam Swara Group 2
  • Charanam
  • Charanam Swara Group 3
  • Charanam
  • Charanam Swara Group 4
  • Charanam
There are generally 3–5 swara groups in every varnam. In a concert, the entire charanam section is sung at approximately 1.5 speed. Sometimes when repeating the Pallavi the Annupallavi and Muktayi Swarams are repeated in double or triple speed.
Varnams are generally sung in two varieties of talas, or metric systems, Adi Tala (8 beat cycle) and Ata Tala (14 beat cycle), where Ata Tala varnams are generally more complicated and advanced. In most of the Adi Tala Varnams the tala is placed in the 2 kalai version. So therefore each beat and finger count is placed twice.
Famous Varnams
Adi Tala Varnams include:
Ata Tala Varnams include:
The Arabhi ragam varnam is supposed to be the only longest piece with jantai and tattu prayogas.
The Valachi vachi varnam is a Navaragamalika composition. The "MATHE MALAYADHWAJA" is a very Unique Varnam due to the fact that the Chitte swara has two different types of sahitya arranged according to it. The first is a rhythmic poetry describing the king and has the Raja mudra and the second is a liting Solkattu swara which is very nicely embodied in expression by bharatanatyam dancers.
Please also see this LINK for many varnams in different talas. I will try to collect as many varnams possible, but the pity is most of the singers are repeating the same varnams in most of the concerts. Why don't they stop repeating the same varnams instead of trying new ones.

  1. Aarabhi - T.N. Seshagopalan
  2. Aarabhi - Anadhalakshmi Sadagopan
  3. Amrithavarshini - Dr. Balamuralikrishna
  4. Aabhogi - Ranjani and Gayathri
  5. Aabhogi - P. Unnikrishnan
  6. Aabhogi - Aruna Sairam
  7. Aabhogi - K. J. Yesudoss
  8. Aarabhi - T.K. Rangachari
  9. Andholika - Sudha Raghunathan
  10. Begadaa - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  11. Begadaa - T. N. Seshagopalan
  12. Bhairavi - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  13. Bhairavi - Neiveli Santhanagopalan
  14. Bhairavi - Dr. Balamuralikrishna
  15. Bhairavi - T. N. Seshagopalan
  16. Bhairavi - T. M. Krishna
  17. Bhairavi - Sanjay Subramanian
  18. Bhairavi - T. K. Rangachari
  19. Charukesi - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  20. Charukesi - Aruna Sairam
  21. Dhanyaasi - Bombay sisters *
  22. Durbaar - Kundrakudi Balamuralikrishna
  23. Durbaar - Neiveli Santhanagopalan
  24. Durbaar - Nithyashree
  25. Hindolam - Sanjay Subramanian*
  26. Kaambodhi - R. Ganesh
  27. Kaanadaa - Aruna Sairam
  28. Kaanadaa - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  29. Kaanadaa - Ariyakkudi
  30. Kaanadaa - R. Ganesh
  31. Kaanadaa - T. N. Seshagopalan
  32. Kaanadaa - Madurai G.S. Mani
  33. - Kundrakudi Balamuralikrishna
  34. - M.S. Subbalakshmi
  35. Kalyaani - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  36. Kalyaani - Raajkumar Bharathi
  37. Kalyaani - Sikkil Gurucharan
  38. Kalyaani - Kundrakudi Balamuralikrishna
  39. Kalyaani - K.J. Yesudoss
  40. Kalyaani - Dr. Balamuralikrishna
  41. - Sowmya
  42. Kalyaani - Ranjani Gayathri
  43. Kalyaani - Madurai Somu 
  44. Kalyaani - Sathura kaamini - Binny Krishnakumar***
  45. Kalyaani - T. K. Rangachari
  46. Kalyaani - T. N. seshagopalan
  47. Kamaas - Sudha Raghunathan
  48. Kaambodhi - Raajkumar Bharathi
  49. Kaambodhi - Aruna Sairam
  50. Kedhaaragowla - Nithyasdhree
  51. Maayaamaalavagowla - Aruna Sairam 
  52. Maalavi - Sudha Raghunathan **
  53. Mohanam - Neiveli Santhana gopalan
  54. Mohanam - T. N. seshagopalan
  55. Mohanam - T. M. Krishna
  56. Naattaikurinji - T. M. Krishna
  57. Naattaikurinji - T. N. seshagopalan
  58. Naattaikurinji - Nithyashree
  59. Nalinakanthi - S. P. Raamh
  60. Navaraagamalika - T.N. Seshagopalan
  61. Navaraagamalika - K. J. Yesudoss
  62. Neelaambari - S. P. Raamh
  63. Panthuvaraali - T. K. Rangachari
  64. Panthuvaraali - P. Unnikrishnan 
  65. Ramapriya - Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna **
  66. Ranjani - Sudha Raghunathan
  67. Reethigowla - T. N. Seshagopalan
  68. Reethigowla - Gayathri Venkatraghavan
  69. Saaranga - Sudha Raghunathan
  70. Saaveri - Maharajapuram Santhanam
  71. Saaveri - Neiveli Santhangopalan
  72. Saaveri - T.M. Krishna
  73. Saaveri - Aruna Sairam
  74. Saaveri - T. K. Rangachari
  75. Sahaana - Aruna Sairam
  76. Sahaana - T. N. Seshagopalan
  77. Sankarabaranam - Sikil Gurucharan
  78. Sankarabaranam - T. K. Rangachari
  79. Sri - Abhishek Raghuram
  80. Sri - Sanjay Subramanian
  81. Sri - Ranjani Gayathri
  82. Sri - Hyderbad brothers
  83. Sri - T. N. Seshagopalan
  84. Sudhdhadhanyaasi - Aruna Sairam
  85. Sudhdhadhanyaasi - Maharajapuram Santhanam 
  86. Sudhdha saaveri**
  87. Surutti - T. N. Seshagopalan
  88. Surutti - P. Unnikrishnan
  89. Thodi - Sowmya
  90. Thodi - Sudha Raghunathan
  91. Thodi - M.L. Vasanthakumari
  92. Valachi - Bombay Jayashri
  93. Valachi - M.L. Vasanthakumari
  94. Valachi - Sudha Raghunathan
Apart from those available here, you will find Varnams in all concerts uploaded ( perhaps may not be any thing new) and also under Carnatic music raagas.

If readers have got any varnam which is not in this list, may please give me the link to add to this list so that it can be comprehensive.

*contributed by Ms. Vijay Latha from London
** contributed by Ms.Vijay Latha from London (19.11.09)
*** contributed by Ms. Vijay Latha from London (1.12.09)

Blogger Saraswathan said...
Dear Sir, Namaskaram. It is a pleasure to enjoy carnatic music, more so, when you can appreciate its nuances. Very informative and useful post. R Saraswathan
November 1, 2009 6:31 PM
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Do not ignore water.

Cheers for water!


Just as a car cannot run without gas or oil, the body cannot work without water

Water is the only drink for a wise man — Henry David Thoreau

For human lifewater is the most important compound. Water is second only to oxygen in importance to the body. It is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the human body. Just as a car cannot run without gas or oil, the body cannot work without water.

Hydrate your systemMost of us drink less water than what our body optimally needs. If the body is not sufficiently hydrated, the cells will draw water from the bloodstream, thus burdening the heart. Even mild dehydration prevents the kidneys from effectively purifying the blood. Minor health conditions such as constipation, dry and itchy skin, acne, sinus problems and headaches may develop as a consequence.

Make a conscious effort to drinkthe requisite amount of water, 8 to 10 glasses a day, and watch your health improve. Glowing skin, greater immunity and a re-energised body are the bonuses you will get to enjoy.

On an averagemost people consume only about 4 glasses of water — make a concerted effort to increase your water intake.

Tip:Each morning, when you wake up, mix the juice of half a lemon in warm water. Sip slowly, giving your body about 30 minutes to digest the warm lemon water before breakfast. This helps in stimulating bowels plus the lemon is a good source of vitamin C.

Did you know?

Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body

A mere 2 per cent drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focussing on smaller print, such as a computer screen.

Fruit and vegetable juices, coconut water and herbal teas add to the fluid intake, while tea, coffee and alcohol have a diuretic effect and therefore lead to water loss.

We lose about 1.5-2 litres of water on a daily basis. Water leaves the body through the following ways: urine, faeces, sweating and exhalation.

Water Works

This is what water does in the body

Is water the best drink for a workout?

In most cases, yes. If the water lost is not replaced, it will lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Electrolytes like sodium, chloride and potassium are lost in sweat as well, and therefore need to be replaced. When we sweat profusely, our fluid requirement increases.

Unless your workout is continuous and prolonged beyond an hour, sports drinks give no additional benefit over water. Sports drinks contain 5-8 per cent carbohydrates as well as necessary electrolytes. Beware of consuming concentrated juices or beverages immediately before, or during the workout, as it can cause nausea, abdominal bloating or abdominal cramps.

Water also transports nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. Maintains the electrolyte balance. Maintains body temperatures. Moistures the skin and makes it look younger. Necessary for all digestive, absorption, circulatory, and excretory functions.

How much water to drink?

Drink at least eight glasses daily. Drink more water – 10 to 12 glasses a day, if the weather is very warm or dry; if you are exercising, or taking certain medications.

If you drink alcohol, drink an equal amount of water.

Water Woes — too little, too much

Too little leads to dehydration, the symptoms of which are headache, constipation, yellow coloured urine, joint pains and lower back pain, fatigue, hunger pangs and hormonal problems.

Too much can be disastrous too! Water must be taken in balance with the body’s electrolytes. Excessive water intake disturbs this balance.

Excess water, also known as water intoxication (usually over 5 litres) can also cause problems. Though it is not common, it is something to be aware of. If the water content of the blood increases drastically, the salt content gets diluted. Hence, the quantity of salt available to body tissues decreases, which can lead to problems with brain, heart and muscle function. Symptoms like dizziness, nausea, apathy are observed.

Water Wonders

Weight Loss: The best nutrient for weight loss is water. It has no fat, no calories, no carbohydrates, no sugar. It is a great appetite suppressant. Often when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty. Drink plenty to help your weight-loss regimen.

The writer is a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist.

courtesy: "The Hindu" Metro plus dated 29th Oct. 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Did Niagara really freeze ?

We were at Niagara last year around this time. When I saw these photos, I could not believe it. These photos are in circulation stating it has happened in 1911. Please click this link from to know the authenticity .

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Concert - T.M. Krishna ( 4 hour )

  1. Varnam - Vanajaakshi - Kalyaani
  2. Meru samaana - Maayamaalavagowla
  3. Aalaapanai - Ataanaa
  4. Violin
  5. Ea paabamu - Ataanaa
  6. Dhevi brova - Chinthamani
  7. Aaalaapanai - Bilahari
  8. Violin
  9. Paridhaanamichithe - Bilahari
  10. Nenurinchinaanu - Maalavi
  11. Aalaapanai - Bhairavi
  12. Violin
  13. Baalagopaala - Bhairavi
  14. Thani
  15. RTP - Raagam - Poorvikalyaani
  16. Violin
  17. RTP - Thaanam
  18. RTP - Pallavi
  19. Viruththam fwd by Intha sowkyamu - Kaapi
  20. Aliveni endhu - Kurinji
  21. Santhadham - Behaag
  22. Mangalam

Socialism - Simple analogy

When I read this. I thought, how true it is. I thought I should share with you all and spread the information

SOCIALISM-Simple analogy


a profound truth...worth reading

The meaning of Socialism is nicely put , its true,

Simple Analogy

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any simpler than that.

What a profound short little paragraph that says it all

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Friday, October 23, 2009

My diary 23rd October 2009

I have added today two more songs to "Carnatic raagas - Balahamsa" and "Bindhumalini" contributed by one of my readers Ms. Latha. I am very happy to note that many readers are actively participating in improving this blog quantity wise as well as quality wise. Thanks to you all who help me by adding, correcting, suggesting, contributing and most importantly encouraging. In the process this is becoming your blog instead of my blog or I will be happy if this becomes Our blog.

I have added some more songs to the label "Muthuswamy Dhikshiter" today with @ mark at the end of those songs. In the process, I am not able to mention certain songs with correct raagas as well as the specific singers, authentically, since I am not 100% sure. So, I left those portions blank. My aim is to collect, if possible, all Dhikshitar krithis under this one label, so that students as well as Rasikas will benefit. Readers are requested to suggest the corrections wherever it is lacking. But be sure, you are 100% correct before suggesting to me, so that we should not misguide the future generation.

Many earlier songs which are uploaded under "Rapidshare" which have expired, due to 90 days without downloads, are misguiding certain readers. I request readers not to go for any songs other than under "mediafire" and "imeem". I am uploading all of them under mediafire
and it takes time to attend to them, with the new postings. Readers are requested to bear with me and my efforts are there to remove those expired files and to replace them is going on.

Wishing you all "all the best in the world."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Concert - Rajkumar Bharathi

I miss very much my mother and my elder sister, because they passed away. I can't help it. I always missed a daughter, since I had only a son. Now, "Shri" , my cousin's daughter erased it, and I am cherishing it. But, I miss Raajkumar Bharathi's concerts very much and wish/pray for the day he starts singing again.

This concert was held at San jose, USA on 10th October 1992, with H.V. Srivatsan on Violin and Anand Subramanian on Mrudhangam. Thanks a million to Mr. Sharath from Bangalore for giving me this nice concert.

  1. Introduction.
  2. Sarasee jana - Kaambodhi
  3. Sidhdhi vinaayakam - Shanmugapriya
  4. Saadhinchane - Aarabhi
  5. Aalaapanai - Dhanyaasi
  6. Violin - Dhanyaasi
  7. Meenalochana - Dhanyaasi
  8. Nannu brochuda - Shankari 
  9. Aalaapanai - Poorvikalyaani
  10. Violin
  11. Meenaakshi memudham - Poorvi kalyaani
  12. Thani
  13. RTP - Raagam - Sudhdhasaveri
  14. RTP - Violin
  15. RTP - Thaanam
  16. RTP - Pallavi - Orutharam
  17. Vellai Thaamarai - Aabheri
  18. Paarukkulle - Desh
  19. Kaliyuga - Senchurutti
  20. Chinnanchiru kiliye - Raagamaalika
  21. Thamboori meettidhava - Sindhubairavi
  22. Paripaalaya - Reethigowla
  23. Mangalam

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Concert - Dr. Narmadha - Violin

  1. Sarasija - Kaambodhi
  2. Pranamaam - Gowla
  3. Endharo - Sri
  4. Vandhe - Navarasa kaanada
  5. Ninnuvina - Poorvikalyaani - 1
  6. Ninnuvina - Poorvikalyaani - 2
  7. Brochevaarevarura - Kamaas
  8. Saravanabhava - Pasupathypriya
  9. Nee vaadane - Saarangaa
  10. Thodi
  11. Kaadhenavaariki - Thodi
  12. Nagumomu - Aabheri
  13. Nenendhu - Karnataka behaag
  14. Desaadhi - Andholika
  15. RTP - Kalyaani
  16. RTP - Klyaani (contd)
  17. Thani
  18. Thaamarai - Hindusthani dhevagandharam
  19. Kaliyugavardhan - Brindhavanasaranga
  20. Krishnani - Yamunakalyaani
  21. Thillaanaa - Dhanashri
  22. Mangalam

My diary - 21st October 2009

Dear Readers,

I am sorry, for the past fifteen days, I did not post anything here, since I went out of station and did not have free access to internet to my laptop. I just pushed the days, by seeing only mails, reading, seeing ICL matches and movies. I also developed fever, which forced me to be on bed for five days compulsorily. Then Deepavali came and occupied some time with friends and relatives.

I had some nice time with one of my grand daughters whom I call Siddica, whereas she claims herself as Siddika. She was so lovable and so much attached. who is also partially responsible to forget the blog.

I was receiving mails from my readers, pointing out to me, my last posting and reminding me of missing days. Thank you all very much for your compliments, love and affection, and cooperation.

Let me start again and provide you more music, information, entertainment and jokes with nice photos contributed by many of my friends.

Wish you all "all the best in the world"

Monday, October 5, 2009

How nice, if all these were true !

To see the contents clearly in the map please zoom and see
  • The number of companies listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange, at more than 6000, is second only to NYSE.
  • Four out of 10 Silicon Valley start-ups are run by Indians.
  • With 800 movies per year, India's film industry overshadows Hollywood.
  • The orgnised lottery market in India is US$ 7bn. (2% GDP )
  • India consumes a fifth of the world's gold output.
  • Indians account 45% of H1B visas issued by the USA every year.
  • Growing at 6%, in 25 years, Indian GDP( on PPP basis) at the same level the US is today.
  • Six Indian ladies have won Miss. Universe/World titles over the past 10 years.
  • Bank deposits in India roughly equal 50% of its GDP again, among the highest in the world.
  • Indian Railways is the largest railway network in the world under single management.
  • India has the third largest army in the world, nearly 1.5 million strong.
  • India is the largest producer and consumer of tea in the world, accounting for more than 30% of global production and 25% of consumption.
  • India is world's premier centre for diamond cutting and polishing. Nine out of every 10 stones sold in the world pass through India.
  • India has the highest annual bulk drugs filings(77) with USFDA
  • India has the largest number of pharmaceutical plants (61) approved by USFDA outside the USA
  • India's Hero Honda is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, with 2002 production of 1.7 m. units.
  • Other than US and Japan, India is the only country to have built a super computer indigenously.
  • Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, with a staff of 1.6 m. people.
  • India is the second largest cement producing country in the world, producing more than 110 m.ton.
  • Of the fortune 500 companies, 220 outsource their software related work to India.
  • There are 8500 Indian restaurants in the UK, 15% of the country's total dining out establishments.
  • India is the largest democarcy in the world, nearly 400m. voting in the last general elections.
  • India has the second-largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world.
  • India has the third largest investor base in the world.
  • According to the Gemological Institue of America, until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds.
  • The Kumbh mela festival, held every 21 years in the city of Allahabad, attracts 25 million people, more than the population of 185 counties of 227 countries in the world.
  • The Indian city of Varnasi, also known as Benares, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA
  • Indians are richest immigrants in USA, with nearly 2,00,000 millioners
  • India is ranked the sixth country in the world in terms of satelite launches.
  • There are over 70000 bank branches in India, the highest number in the world.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Concert - Visakha Hari - 11th Nov 08

Is not India shining ?

Karate kid surprises British champion
— Photo: Special Arrangement

Amazing at 5: Five-year-old Varsha Vinod, considered to be the world’s youngest black belt.

LONDON: Five-year-old Indian girl Varsha Vinod, considered the world’s youngest black belt holder, surprised a British karate champion with her skills in a mock-fight.

Juan Moreno, who is expected to represent Britain in the European Championships next year, said he was shocked at how good she was.

Moreno, 31 years her senior, said, “She is the ultimate karate kid. It’s hard to remember that she is just five, her skills and concentration are amazing.Varsha, a student at the Academy of Martial Arts at Alappuzha, Kerala, trains for two-and-half hours each day, The Times reported on Saturday. — PTI

courtesy : The Hindu 4th October 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Your mobile phone in emergency

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it.


There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:-


The emergency number worldwide for mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked . Try it out. See also this LINK


Does your car have remote key-less entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone. If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.

Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves some one from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundred miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors ( or the trunk)

Editors note: It works fine. We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone.


Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.


To check your mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: *#06#. A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it, can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Concert - Maali - Flute (at Bombay)

with T. N. Krishnan and Palghat Mani Iyer

  1. Ennadu jootano - Kalavathi(2.55MB)
  2. Manaviyaala - Nalinakanthi(3.45MB)
  3. Evarura - Mohanam(11.57MB)
  4. Manasu swadhinamaina - Sankarabaranam(20.5MB)
  5. Evarani - Nadachinthamani(10.85MB)
  6. Sri sathyanarrayanam - Subapanthuvaraali(3.08MB)
  7. RTP - Begadaa(19.17MB)
  8. Thiruvadi charanam - Kaambodhi(1.05MB)
  9. Themmaangu(2.83MB)
  10. Chinnanchiru - Raagamalikai(4.9MB)
  11. English note amd Mangalam(1.52MB)

Sunset at North Pole

This excellent photo received from my friend Mr. B. Ramakrishna from Kuala lumpur. Many of the exciting photos in this blog are his contribution.
It is so beautiful.
Sunset at the North Pole Photographed during the week of May 11, 2009
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.

A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole. And, you also see the sun below the moon .

An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.
I enjoyed it and so I post here for you also to enjoy
Anonymous Srinivas said...
Really amazing, mama. It is really a rare and precious photo. Thanks for sharing it!
October 3, 2009 7:52 AM
Blogger Dave said...
you do know it's a work of art and not a photograph
October 26, 2009 12:45 AM
Blogger Dr. Sundararajan said...
The Sunset at Northpola Photo in your blog is the work of Ingel Nielsen. Although the image has been circulating as a "photograph" of "sunset at the North Pole," it is a digital creation. It is a work entitled 'Hideway" produced by a 22-year-old German astrophysics student named Inga Nielsen using Terragen TM scenery rendering software. Those who want to see similar digital art of Inga Nielsen can follow this link:
December 17, 2009 9:50 PM
Blogger bairavi said...
Just as the photograph, the caption is also a hoax. Sun never sets in the North pole. For six months, it goes around the horizon, ever slowly moving up for 3 months and then down for 3 months and then goes below the horizon, leaving it dark for 6 months!
December 19, 2009 5:17 AM
Blogger Dr. Sundararajan said...
Bairavi, It is NOT A HOAX. It is a work of art by Nielsen and his website is also given. He has done quite a marvelous work of art with computer. They are being circulated wrongly as photographs, may be without his knowledge.
December 19, 2009 7:32 AM