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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Laugh: it is good for health


Anonymous Giri said...
அட ராமா!
February 28, 2010 9:50 PM
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"Beauty and the Beast!"
March 5, 2010 8:05 AM
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Concert - Aruna Sairam - 3


  1. http://www.mediafire.com/?mx5g2zij35o Ongi ulagalanda - Aarabhi 
  2. http://www.mediafire.com/?ltmejmogcjj Bantureeti - Hamsanaadham  
  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?qgonaxojw1m Aalaapana - Reethigowla  
  4. http://www.mediafire.com/?ymjztcemddt Bale balendhu - Reethgowla  
  5. http://www.mediafire.com/?3z3mnl2x45x Viruttham by Pattinaththar fwd by Aalaavadhennalo - Paras (Names of 63 Nayanmars) 
  6. http://www.mediafire.com/?xq1aztmmazj Aalaapana - Kalyaani  
  7. http://www.mediafire.com/?50kijke2kym Vaasudhevaayani - Kalyaani  
  8. http://www.mediafire.com/?bptxtlnnb0z Slokam fwd by Yehi Annapoorani - Punnagavaraali 
  9. http://www.mediafire.com/?m4u3guumma4 Saravana bhava - Pasupathipriya 
  10. http://www.mediafire.com/?zyyk32t5zto AAlaapana - Karaharapriya  
  11. http://www.mediafire.com/?o4lmnymtemz Srinivasa Dhava charanam - Karaharapriya 
  12. http://www.mediafire.com/?sneyyg5z2im Thani Aavarthana 
  13. http://www.mediafire.com/?3wtwdlzbuc1 Iko namma swami - Manirangu  
  14. http://www.mediafire.com/?nmtmncykymo Orumurai Enakkena - Hindholam  
  15. http://www.mediafire.com/?nuody0dmxzv Kadakadani - Basant 
  16. http://www.mediafire.com/?lzmkiewytly Maadu meikkum - Senchurutti 
  17. http://www.mediafire.com/?1njm37mzhzy Maname kanamum - Aabheri  
  18. http://www.mediafire.com/?flmbj4osywu Viruththam fwd by Thillaana - Gambeeranaattai

An autobiography of a middle class man - 12

One reader of my blog with a name "Aalayam Thozhuvon" has sent me the links of my village Pavattakkudi  Sivan temple. I think he is doing doing services of renovating temples which are in dilapited conditions. He has not given any details about himself but simply stated that he visited Pavattakkudi and Thalaiyur. I am posting these photos here, so that many like me, who have no connection with Pavattakkudi may see and have mixed feelings of sorrow and happy..

( He has since identified himself as Kumbakonam Lakshminarayan.He has further furnished the following information. "Thank u HariSir, for quick response! The LINGAMSWAMI is in your mother's village[THALAIYUR],on the southurnside of agraharam,Sorry to say, it is still in the open area, i took the fotos only 2 days back, if u have any contacts there, please help us, at least to put a shed there, thanks.
If u need more in formation pl. contact me,
KUMBAKONAM-LAKSHMINARAYANAN,
9443714218,THANKING U ONCE AGAIN " )
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Concert - M. D. Ramanathan - 2


  1. http://www.mediafire.com/?m1nzz4cyzqm Varnam - Sri  
  2. http://www.mediafire.com/?dmungonjkey Vaathapi Ganapathim - Hamsadhwani 
  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?ud5yydkmmno Budham aashrayaami - Naattaikurinji 
  4. http://www.mediafire.com/?gtlvmtyfgmm Vara naaradha - Vijaysri  
  5. http://www.mediafire.com/?domlaznmdyk Parama paavana - Poorvikalyaani  
  6. http://www.mediafire.com/?y2mgni4vkdj Patheetha paavani - Janaranjani 
  7. http://www.mediafire.com/?r4n052myini Elaavathaara - Mukhaari  
  8. http://www.mediafire.com/?mztjjzugmzl Manasu vishaya - Naattaikurinji 
  9. http://www.mediafire.com/?ywjtjzjmg1v Saamaja varagamanaa - Hindholam  
  10. http://www.mediafire.com/?uymvyth1dtz Thulsi bilava - Kedhaaragowla  
  11. http://www.mediafire.com/?im5mnwm1gig Raaghava dhaya - Bhaageshri 
  12. http://www.mediafire.com/?iw50z1nmtnj Paripaalaya - Reethigowla 
  13. http://www.mediafire.com/?tgom0n4gm30 Kshemam - Mohanam 
  14. http://www.mediafire.com/?nnm4yuqnzhq Jalajaaksha - Kaanadaa 
  15. http://www.mediafire.com/?izyuhu3myw3 Mangalam

Some "Kavidhaigal" you might have not read

"அனாதைகள்
கடவுளின் குழந்தைகள்"
என்றால்
கடவுளுக்கும்
கட்டாயம் வேண்டும்
"குடும்பக்கட்டுப்பாடு"

I do not know who wrote this. I was told "Kamal Hassan" penned this.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hats off to you Sachin


Click the comment sent by Mr. Bhaskaran from a mail he has received. It is interesting.

Laugh: it is good for health



Chennai Kilpauk mental hospital

The Bathtub Test . 

During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the Director how do  you determine whetheror not a patient should be institutionalized.  

'Well,' said the Director, 'we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a  teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.' 

'Oh, I understand,' I said. 'A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup.' 

'No.' said the Director, 'A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?'    
Anonymous Giri said...
With no doubt! Onnaam class!
February 28, 2010 7:40 PM

Your exams are nearing




This is not to make you perform well, but to make the exam process less tiring and little more enjoyable, thus enhancing your perormance.

One's ranking ( good,bad or average) based on exam results does not determine his/her success in life. There are numerous examples, not only from history, but also in today's world, that are replet with successful individuals who were once ranked poor or average student inschool. No one is reduntant.

There are several programmes offered at the University level. The very fact that there are several specialisation implies the competency in all disciplines is unwarrented.

But examinations are here to stay and continue to remain as a tool of evaluation. Since examinations are inevitable,let us learn to live with them. The notions attached to exams and the interpretation of the results are the problem.

You should find a way to justify the exam process. Let us assume the exams are a bitter pill. It is better to take it whole-heartedly for your cure. And once you have become part of the game, why not adhere to the rules and excel?

The first step is to shed stress. It is vital for students to be able to manage stress if they want to succeed in their exams a compelling experience that causes stress.

Exam stress is usually associated with the fear that you will disppoint parents by your performance and yourself based on your expectation. This is an effort to help you and your parents understand the causes and how you can amanage stress before, during and after the exam period.

NO UNIVERSAL FORMAT - MAKE A PLAN

There is no universal format to prepare for examinations. Students who have faced several exams would have developed a habit of their own; while some find studying early in the day comfortable, an equal number find any other time of the day conveneient. The time of the day is immaterial, as lon as the objective isachieved.

Fix a tentative time table to go go about preparing for the examination. Some students who are used to sch a practice, can adhere to the time table wth a mathematical precision.

But you may confront occasions when you may not be able to stick to the schedule. Well, there is nothing wrong being flexible in such situations. But do frame a study plan before settling down to burn the midnight oil.

Dhyan chand singh, considered to be the greatest player the game of hockey has ever been, had an unique way of of preparing himself for matches. He used to rehearse the entire game in his mind - a map of the hockey field, the goal posts, his team mates and the field positions of challenging team players. He would have played the entire game in his mind and would have worked out the way to tackle the challenges that emerge. Wen he entered the feild next day he would be equipped to tackle these challenges with elan.

You can also follow Dhyan chand's approach - rehearse in your mind  the real time exam situation - what if an unexpected question was asked? What if you feel the time was too short to answer the questions? What if you forgot a formula? So, when you encounter a similar situation in the exam hall, you will be equipped to cope with it. Tides are not in our control but overcoming them is.

Of course, you should make an extra effort to learn a particular subject before the mind rehearsal practice, just like Dhyan chand who spend hours in the field mastering the game.

Rehearsing a real time exam situation will prepare you better for the challenges that lie ahead....




BE A YOGI


Don't get over confident with a good performance or discouraged by a bad one. If you feel that your performance in a particular exam could be ranked low, do not carry over the stress to subsequent exams. It is a distraction. Approach each paper as if it were detached from the rest. The focus should be on giving your best to each exam rather than evaluating past actions and their consequences. In fact, even after answering each question move on to the next without the thought of the previous question lingering in your mind. This attitude will enhance your concentration.

There is no mechanism to measure the aptitude of a person - not even exams. Exam results are, ofcourse, an advantage for students who pass with flying colours. But they are not the be-all and end all. Exam results do not necessarily reflect the ability of a student. Take results with a pinch of salt.

The role of a teacher is not to get all the students in the class achieve a distinction. It is highly impossible. A teacher should strive to make each and every student to perform to the best of their abilities. This can be done only if the teacher succeeds correctly in assessing the capabilities of each student and makes the student to realise his or her strength. The teacher should insist on the importance of fixing a goal and allowing a student to widen his or her horizons.

Here are a few stress-busting exercises to help you regain your calmness and composure. These diaphragmatic breathing techniques will enhance your concentration skilss and crack those exams with confidence.

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING TECHNIQUE:

1. Lie in your back on a flat surface or in bed,with your knees bent and your head supported. You can use a pillow under your knees to support your legs. Place one hand on your upper chest and the other below your rib cage. This will allow you to fel your diaphragm move as you breathe.

2. Breathe in slowly through your nose so that your stomach moves out against your hand. The hand on your chest should remain as till as possible.

3. Tighten your stomach muscles, letting them fall inward as you exhale through pursed lips. The hand on your upper chest must remain as still as possible.

When you first learn the diaphragmatic breathing technique, it may be easier for you to follow the instructions if you are lying down. As you gain more practice, you can try the diaphragmatic breathing  technique while sitting on a chair.

KINDS OF STRESSSSSSSSSSS..... 

Stress is created by negative thoughts that originate and grow inside our mind occupying our entire thinking process therby curtailing our mental ability.

Am I suffering from stress? 

Difficulty in concentrating, sudden mental blockade, difficulty in correlating information are symptoms of stress. Negative thoughts, low self-esteem, irritability and insomnia also indicate stress. In extreme cases, physical symptoms, headache, abdominal pain, rapid pulse, sweating, nausea and muscle tension can also occur. It does not stop there. Stress can also have a negative  impact on our health and limit our abilities, making us suffer both physically and mentally.

Why do exams cause stress? 

Examination stress has different sources. The combination of different factors - the notion that each student has of exams and its consequences can be reasons for stress. 

What is the Major cause of exam stress?
Lack of  self  confidence. Perhaps in a number of instances, the cause that creates stress in students is a sense of inability. This is a subjective belief and does not really mean that the student does not have the ability to score good marks.

What else contributes to exam stress?
A sense of intense competition for the limited seats available for desired courses in desired institutions is one of the main sources of stress. The urge to equate success with admission in a premier institution and the fear of being left out also builds stress.  Students, even as they study, tend to worry about the consequences of an exam. The notion that efforts they are putting in will be lost  if they do not achieve the desired result is yet another reason.


What about negative thoughts? 


Oh God ! Will I be able to complete the chapter? Will I be able to score good marks? If the answer to these questions is yes, then fine. But, if the answer is a no, the student will consider himself or herself a loser even before the battle begins. When exams are on, the anxiety and stress of the students and their fear of failure grows. Their energy and focus will be drained. Recognise and realise the fear and rip it off with positive thinking.





MANAGING STRESS 




How to manage stress before  before exams?

  • Take a piece of paper and write down what is exactly causing you stress and anxiety. Next to each problem, write possible solutions. Take a break and discuss with your parents or your teachers (if possible) your fears and doubts.
  • Create a schedule - organise your time and prepare for the exam.
  • Do your exam revisions alone or with your friends.
  • Test your knowledge with friends 
  •  Meet friends and try asking questions to each other.



How to beat fear?


Learn to face the exam. Dispute your fear of failure.




Attempt a mental representation of the actual conditions that cause you stress ( imagine in detail the actual conditions that make you feel stressed). When you do this exercise, you will notice that the more you imagine and visualise the exams, the more familiar you think they are. When you can deal with your fears in your imagination, you can deal with them in reality as well.




Will an inappropriate study environment cause stress? 


Possibly. Organise your study environment appropriately.

  • Create a pleasant study environment without strong lighting and noise.
  • Make sure that the room has enough fresh air.
  • Close windows and down the rolls.
  • Turn off the TV, radio and telephone. If there is still noise that will distract you, use ear plugs.
  • Find comfortable places to study.




CAN SIMPLE EXERCISES HELP REDUCE STRESS?

Yes. To a great extent. Try relaxation exercises - both mental and physical whenever you feel stressed. 
  • Perform diaphragmatic breathing exercise for 15 minutes everyday and try to relax.
  • Replace your thoughts like, I won't be afraid or I will definitely succeed, with more realistic thoughts like, Even if I am afraid, I will do everything, I can try to overcome any obstacles in order to achieve my goals.
  • Spend a little time for physical exercise on a daily basis. Make sure you rest and sleep well especially the night before your exam. This is very important as many students try to stay awake the whole night before the exam. This exhausts them both physically and mentally and affects their  performance.    
How to manage stress during exams? 
It is important to be stress free during exams. First of all, face exams by being prepared. Always start by answering the question to which you know the answer. This will help you gain confidence and help you answer more difficult questions. Once the exam begins, the most important thing is to remain calm. Combine inhalation and exhalation with positive thinking. Manage your time right from the start so that you will not run short at the end. If the question paper is tough, then it is so for your peers too, An exam is level playing field.

Always remember
Not succeeding in  exams is not the end of the world. Accept this fact and it will be lot easier to handle stress. Do not compromise on sleep. It will only make you lethargic and unwell, Relaxation exercises can help you overcome your insomnia. Do not feel guilty about indulging in your favourite hobbies - watching your favourite TV programme or listening to music that elevates your mood. Do not clam up. If you are feeling stressed/unhappy, talk to someone. Be realistic about your own capabilities and shortcomings. Do not worry about how much your friends have covered.

Diet plan
When you are tense, your gut mobility changes and it can lead to repeated motions and stomach ache. So, you need to incorporate fibres in your diet. The best source are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. There is no substitute for home cooked meals. Do not skip any meal. that will add to anxiety and depression. For in-between snacks, have yogurt, dry fruits, channa, fruit chaat etc. Slads are good substitute for an elaborate lunch or dinner. Avoid over-eating.


Must Have
A regular intake of water is a must if the brain is to function well. Two glasses of nimbu paani daily can take care of Vitamin C eeds. Whole grains, eggs and vegetables provide vitamin B
 NURTURE THEM RIGHT

Dear parent,
A major contributor to exam stress is parent's expectations. This is highly competitive world and one may miss the chance of getting into a premier institution by a whisker. But a seed will sprout only with the right climate.
As a responsible parent,you should enable your child realise his/her capabilities, instill confidence and allow him/her to widen his/her horizon. Do not compare your child to another. Every child is unique. Observe, understand, accept and assuage the difficulties faced by your child. Make him/her comfortable physically as well as mentally through the different days of his/her school life.

Be a facilitator for your child to help him/her achieve the best. You can mentor your child yourself or arrange for special classes. Interactions with your child's friends will help a lot in understanding your child. Your intervention should be constructive so take care that not to hurt your child's self esteem.

Always make sure that you are available to hear the concerns and fears of your children before you give any advice to them, Try not to give advice that is not realistic. Use words and actions that will raise your child's confidence.

EXAMS ARE EASIER THAN THEY APPEAR

Students can minimise the unfamiliarity of exams by simulating exam conditions and practicing examination-type questions and answers before they sit for the exam. Practice makes you perfect. Using appropriate techniques and experience one can make crack the exam easily.
  • Get a clear picture of the structure of the examination.
  • Converse with teachers and get their guidelines.
  • Go through the syllabus, notes, review past exam papers and make use of ideas.
  • Practice answering questions in examination conditions.
  • Learn from such exams and improve your performance levels
There is no subject that is difficult to memorise or concentrate on if you love it. So give you unconditional love! At first it may be difficult, but keep trying.


ENHANCE YOUR MEMORY
  • The best way to remember a topic is by fully understanding it.
  • Associate the topics or elements of chapter with key words or images. Association techniques, both visual and verbal can aid your memory.
  • Group items together and form links and associations between them in your mind.
  • Repeat several times.Record in a tape recorder and listen.
  • Believe you can learn and remember.
  • Remember pictures.
  • Recall the context.
  • Seek out all that can be remembered including minor details.
  • Raise questions in your mind pertaining to key points of a topic whenever you find the time.
MEMORY TIPS

PAY ATTENTION
You can never remember something if you have never learnt it and you cannot learn something if you do not pay enough attention to it. It takes about eight seconds of intent focus to process a piece of information and send it to the appropriate memory centre in your brain. So, concentrate ! If you are distracted easily, try to receive information in a quiet place where you won't be interrupted.

FIND AND DEVELOP YOUR LEARNING STYLE

Most people are visual learners; they learn best by reading or otherwise seeing. But some are auditory learners who learn better by listening. They might benefit by recording information they need and listening to it until they remember it.

MAKE USE OF ALL YOUR SENSES

Even if you are a visual learner, read out loud what you want to remember. If you can recite it rhythmically, even better. Try to relate information to colours, textures,smells and tastes. The physical act of re-writing information can help imprint it into your brain.

ASSOCIATE INFORMATION  TO WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW


Connect new data to information you already remember, whether it is new material that builds on previous knowledge, or something as simple as an address of someone who lives on a street where you already know someone.


ORGANISE INFORMATION


Write things down in address books and datebooks and on calenders; take notes on more complex material and re-organise the notes into categories later. Use both words and pictures in learning information,


RECALL AND REHEARSE


Review what you have learned the same day and you learn it, and at intervals thereafter. What researchers call spaced rehearsal is more effective than cramming. If you are able to over-learn information such that recalling it becomes second nature, all the better.

Exam Tactics
Read the entire question paper. This should be the first thing you do when you get the question paper.

WHY? 


a) Many a time, the question paper itself contains answers to some questions.


b) If you see many questions that you can answer well, it will add to your confidence. At the same time plan approximately how much time you will allot to each question. If you find that you can't answer few questions, don't worry. Select the questions you can answer best.


c) Write the answer first. Always remember first impression is the best impression.


d) Keep equal margins on both the sides in your answer sheet.


e) Underline the heading. If the examiner is in a hurry he may read only the heading and assess the input in the answer sheet.


USE OF COLOURS


You can write the main answer in blue ink and heading in black or vice versa. Don't use red and green to underline or write headings. These colours are reserved  for examiners and moderators.


TIME MANAGEMENT


Give sufficient time to all questions. Don't write in excess for a question that carries less mark. If you do this, you may run short of time to write an answer for questions with more weightage.


Don't skip any question for want of time. Try to answer all the questions you can. If you run short of time, give key points of an answer rather than elaborating. The time saved could be used to answer as many questions by giving the salient points alone.


POINTS TO PONDER


i) Make sure to attend the final few classes. Your teacher will probably focus on the topic that is most important and even give tips on what to study.


ii) Stop worrying on the examination day. Recall the answers of questions that come up in your mind.


iii) Arrive ahead of time, but not too early. Make sure that you have everything you need for the exam - extra stationery, spare battery for your calculator, material for an open book examination, a watch.

iv) Start solving the paper as soon as you read through the question paper. Leave out the questions that you do not know the answers to. Do not attempt to answer the tough questions first.

v) If you feel the exam is tough do not worry. It is probably the same for all students.


vi) In case of multiple choice questions try to recollect the answers on your own, before looking at the answer listed on the page.


vii) When you are finished, check carefully to see you have answered all the questions. Write the answer clearly and legibly. There is no point in making some excellent points about a subject if the teacher cannot read it.


REVISION
  • Try to see the main points of each topic as a whole before delving into the details. Details are easier to remember if you understand how they fit into a larger framework.
  • Review the material by recalling from memory, orally, mentally, or by writing your answers.
  • Try to discuss the main points in one topic with a friend.
  • Try to look at the copies of the previous year's question papers that may be available in the library.
  • Try to identify topics/themes or type of questions consistently asked by your teacher in the past exams. Try to predict which questions might come up next.
  • Do practice questions of the type that you will be writing, within the time limit of the actual exam.
  • For an essay type paper, practice organising the answer in short outlines of the main points. Condense the material into a brief summary of the main points.
  • While answering an essay question, if you stuck midway and unable to recollect further, stop struggling to complete it. You could come it later, when you remember the answer. Move on to next question to save time.
  • Underline the key words in essay questions. Use these key words to develop a quick, short outline for essay type questions.
  • Make a short essay plan, by writing down your main points, before you forget them.
  • When writing an answer, remember to include an introductory statement to demonstrate that you have understood the question. Finish with a concluding paragraph, which is not a repeat of the essay title, but which shows how your answer has taken the argument forward and identifying any implications arising from it.
  • Don't be misled into thinking that marks will be given purely for the amount that you write. The examiners would wish to see that you have answered the question but not merely written down everything that you know about the subject.
  • Keep an eye on the time. If you are answering a question from your favourite topic, make sure that you do not run on too long. as this will leave you with less time to answer the other questions.
  • Use diagrams when appropriate, as they can often explain something more  clearly than words  
  • Try to allow yourself 10 minutes at the end of the exam to read through your answer scripts to check for mistakes or omissions.  
                  All the best to you

Monday, February 22, 2010

Annamacharya krithis

Here are some of the Annamacharya Krithis. Many of you would not have heard most of the songs in audio format. Ms. Srilatha Vijay ( one of the readers) has identified the raagaas of Krithis as they are sung

  1. http://www.mediafire.com/?yjnmigwmmmf Adhi chudare - Mohanam 
  2. http://www.mediafire.com/?3kymzygzazn Adhivo alladhivo 
  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?yymotzx3zwz Adhivo
  4. http://www.mediafire.com/?ogdk2yxqzjj Aakati velala - Revathi
  5. http://www.mediafire.com/?zre3za5camj Alarulu kuriyega - Sankarabaranam
  6. http://www.mediafire.com/?nyetzjyi3jj Alimelu mangaa - Kalyaani
  7. http://www.mediafire.com/?2dz0x1jmky1 Amaregada needu  - Aarabhi
  8. http://www.mediafire.com/?kzimtmyydto Ammammaa - Huseni
  9. http://www.mediafire.com/?n3gygjm3xiv Anganaleere Herathulu - Surutti
  10. http://www.mediafire.com/?hmeedvnxjni Anni vaibhavamulu  - Reethigowla
  11. http://www.mediafire.com/?ntdut2ylmww Anni manthramulu  - Lalitha
  12. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmn1j4mdndy Anthayu neeve  
  13. http://www.mediafire.com/?z3z1il1czak Appani- Thilang
  14. http://www.mediafire.com/?nitd4wzvybn Appuleni samsaara - Gujrari thodi
  15. http://www.mediafire.com/?jzeznj2mtqh Brahma kadigina  - Mukhaari
  16. http://www.mediafire.com/?wqliqjzt0hm Brahmamokate - Bowli
  17. http://www.mediafire.com/?cjmnyzmmokm Chaalu chaalu 
  18. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmjlgztffty Chakkani Thalliki  
  19. http://www.mediafire.com/?nzgz53ojjl2 Chakrama Hari chakrama  
  20. http://www.mediafire.com/?inwzj3vjnmk Chaladaa    - Bahudari
  21. http://www.mediafire.com/?zddxz3jxjji Challanai
  22. http://www.mediafire.com/?ztryzywh1mn Chatede ndhiye  
  23. http://www.mediafire.com/?mgtkzjtvlgj Cheri kolaro 
  24. http://www.mediafire.com/?jw4b5ndmylg Choodarmmaa sathulala  
  25. http://www.mediafire.com/?1gbvzwzeqzx Dheena rakshkudu
  26. http://www.mediafire.com/?m1iwmz3awto Dheva Dundubhula 
  27. http://www.mediafire.com/?qnvmzydrzxk Dheva sikamanavi 
  28. http://www.mediafire.com/?uyyzy22yzwz Dhevuniki devikini  
  29. http://www.mediafire.com/?onnrmjf2mwy Dhinamu dhwaadhasi  
  30. http://www.mediafire.com/?omuzwimy0yy Edavalapu  
  31. http://www.mediafire.com/?4dtnrmyzn42 Edutha evvaruleru 
  32. http://www.mediafire.com/?iiz0ymz0yit Ekkadi manusha janamam  
  33. http://www.mediafire.com/?nwkzgx3gzje Emako  
  34. http://www.mediafire.com/?ez0ztjttnzz Emani pogadudume 
  35. http://www.mediafire.com/?yjnmczygn5j Endha gani needa gani  
  36. http://www.mediafire.com/?jydynmd3nmg Ennadu vignana   
  37. http://www.mediafire.com/?fyiindmwmj4 Endha chaduvina
  38. http://www.mediafire.com/?qnzdmrvtzqz Entha vaibhavamu  
  39. http://www.mediafire.com/?uflnnifmrmg Ethuvanti mohamo  
  40. http://www.mediafire.com/?ghtnuqnjm0j Evvaderugunu
  41. http://www.mediafire.com/?iulnyynnnyo Garudaadri Vedhaadhri  
  42. http://www.mediafire.com/?wotm1kzmmw4 Gathulanni khilamaina  
  43. http://www.mediafire.com/?jiy2dotjijw Gnaana yagna mee gadhi  
  44. http://www.mediafire.com/?1miyynzq3hz Gummani yadhi sruthi 
  45. http://www.mediafire.com/?mnmjenwfizh Guruterigina dhonga  
  46. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmlefvgizmm Hari naamamu  
  47. http://www.mediafire.com/?yyznmyzytym Hari neeve  
  48. http://www.mediafire.com/?q0dnkyolnjg Hari avathaarame  
  49. http://www.mediafire.com/?kxfytjf0ztv Hari ninnu * This is showing error. I have complained to mediafire
  50. http://www.mediafire.com/?qumdzizdlvz Idhiye naaku   
  51. http://www.mediafire.com/?wdzzwddj4ye Iddari thamakamu
  52. http://www.mediafire.com/?zmnzmt2unxw Iee paadame kadha  
  53. http://www.mediafire.com/?kwdywgmjtmy Idagu pendli
  54. http://www.mediafire.com/?mtbnyghh2zj Indhariki abhayamichi  
  55. http://www.mediafire.com/?nvydwyoyydw Indhira vaddhincha
  56. http://www.mediafire.com/?dnrcngwwdg5 Innita Inthata  
  57. http://www.mediafire.com/?z4ydml3yqzd Ippadidhu Kalaganti  
  58. http://www.mediafire.com/?leei2o0glw2 Idhadokade  
  59. http://www.mediafire.com/?y2ymy3ynuyq Ithadu O raamudu 
  60. http://www.mediafire.com/?ynwkzbnihhd Idharulaku 
  61. http://www.mediafire.com/?olmu2jjmmon Jaya jaya Nrusimha  
  62. http://www.mediafire.com/?gjn2tmnwymf Jaya jaya raama
  63. http://www.mediafire.com/?jk3ygzghvj3 Jayalakshmi  
  64. http://www.mediafire.com/?uyyey0zzejt Jo achudhaananda
  65. http://www.mediafire.com/?qzdouz5y34m Kandarapajanaka 
  66. http://www.mediafire.com/?jkmgmzl0ynt Kanti sukravaramu  
  67. http://www.mediafire.com/?2dud5ymjzzt Kanti akhilaanda 
  68. http://www.mediafire.com/?wwahlhgxqzm Kantime nedide  
  69. http://www.mediafire.com/?ndzjdmtzqnz Kolanidopariki  
  70. http://www.mediafire.com/?yzk1vozujmq Koluvai unnaadu veede  
  71. http://www.mediafire.com/?m1lyt3inxyn Komalaala enthavade  
  72. http://www.mediafire.com/?jzzjtkmz1jo Kondalalo Nilakonna  
  73. http://www.mediafire.com/?mvlj4lkxbew Ksheerabdhi kanyaku  
  74. http://www.mediafire.com/?xoqaz3tgjyn Mangala saasanam  
  75. http://www.mediafire.com/?mjdljyzzhfn Manujulai putti  
  76. http://www.mediafire.com/?e1my2mumzmg Marda marda  
  77. http://www.mediafire.com/?mk4nwyuxqwv Meeku meeku namarunu 
  78. http://www.mediafire.com/?mdmkkdafzdj Minchina dhevanganakitte  
  79. http://www.mediafire.com/?aoxzy22ojmm Moola moola nammudu  
  80. http://www.mediafire.com/?nmzdonjmmkj Moosina muthyalakeli  
  81. http://www.mediafire.com/?iw1ztmdgyn2 Munula thapamunade  
  82. http://www.mediafire.com/?hzztvmnzjmm Naana dhikkula  
  83. http://www.mediafire.com/?hiioldjetoi Nallani meni  
  84. http://www.mediafire.com/?mkgm4zjyanq Namo naaraayananaya 
  85. http://www.mediafire.com/?ozy2yumcejh Naaraayanathe namo namo  
  86. http://www.mediafire.com/?non2j2ngyzz Naaraayanaaya  
  87. http://www.mediafire.com/?gwwycwzkyen Nade naagavalli   
  88. http://www.mediafire.com/?zgtmik3uzmd Nandha nandhanaa
  89. http://www.mediafire.com/?mym4tntzzmz Nee naamame  
  90. http://www.mediafire.com/?egjvnhngtzm Nee kathaamruthamu  
  91. http://www.mediafire.com/?n44djohwoql Nithyaanandha  
  92. http://www.mediafire.com/?mwmtjez02tq O Pavanaathmaja  
  93. http://www.mediafire.com/?ddgmymeltw3 Oho dem dem 
  94. http://www.mediafire.com/?joz5bzo5ttj Okapaari
  95. http://www.mediafire.com/?vwjjmdzuknj Okapakokapari  
  96. http://www.mediafire.com/?l0ljujmdnf4 Palukelanathalli 
  97. http://www.mediafire.com/?y3ntqhjtxjz Paramaathmudaina Hari 
  98. http://www.mediafire.com/?m50ynyufd3y Paripoorna Garudaadhri 
  99. http://www.mediafire.com/?tizjqdmxybl Phala netranala  
  100. http://www.mediafire.com/?d2emzdjbdli Podagantimayya  
  101. http://www.mediafire.com/?dmzm2t2mztz Pramayogeeswarula  
  102. http://www.mediafire.com/?yhwmtgkhtwj Pulakala Molakala  
  103. http://www.mediafire.com/?ybnzymm22un Purushothamuda veevu  
  104. http://www.mediafire.com/?tmkyyfzuzj0 Raamudu raagavudu  
  105. http://www.mediafire.com/?jmnodye2yjo Saranu saranu 
  106. http://www.mediafire.com/?mykzakolzmj Sevimparo janulaala  
  107. http://www.mediafire.com/?zkqmlwyayyn Shodasa kalaanidhiki  
  108. http://www.mediafire.com/?kyzmiojoijt Sodhinchiridiya 
  109. http://www.mediafire.com/?zejqmjwan0z Sripathi puranayaka  
  110. http://www.mediafire.com/?tmmnjziyz4n Suvee suvee 
  111. http://www.mediafire.com/?g3zfnx2qj4m Thaathaa thigudi dhim dhim  
  112. http://www.mediafire.com/?wwnmy3kkhng Tharuni  
  113. http://www.mediafire.com/?ifmhzyymnyw Theppaga marraku meedha 
  114. http://www.mediafire.com/?4jon1yt5awm Thiro thiro Javarala  
  115. http://www.mediafire.com/?nvoqjwymi4z Thiruveedha legeeni  
  116. http://www.mediafire.com/?vvtnd3zznyd Thiruveedula Jayavetta  
  117. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmhtjzqdyiu Thollintee velagavu  
  118. http://www.mediafire.com/?ugf2mmzhzyc Thrikarna sudhdhiga  
  119. http://www.mediafire.com/?2mjmlx0zcqm Thiruveedhulamerisi   
  120. http://www.mediafire.com/?zgtmik3uzmd Thwameva saranam
  121. http://www.mediafire.com/?m3mo2g5y3mi Udhayaadhri Thelupaya  
  122. http://www.mediafire.com/?ygyjyykdu1m Vaadala vaadal venta  
  123. http://www.mediafire.com/?dtitydmw5mj Vachchena Alamelu  
  124. http://www.mediafire.com/?ynjbkd5wzi1 Vade venkatesudu  
  125. http://www.mediafire.com/?qaz5ngmyjw4 Valapula solapula  
  126. http://www.mediafire.com/?vyjewgmn3wo Vandeham Jagat 
  127. http://www.mediafire.com/?yht2nntmkol Veedhula veedhula  
  128. http://www.mediafire.com/?ytt1mojzq2o Veedu gade  
  129. http://www.mediafire.com/?ztzmwtnlirg Vijutalanni virudha  
  130. http://www.mediafire.com/?cod2zwwlyu2 Vinaro bhagyamu
To be continued

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Concert - Pantula rama



    M.S.N. Murthy - Violin, Namani Somayajulu - Mrudhangam, Shyamkumar - Ganjeera


    1. http://www.mediafire.com/?dppoihbylii Saami niine kori - Sri 
    2. http://www.mediafire.com/?sokytx3g2mz Eka dhantam - Bilahari 
    3. http://www.mediafire.com/?pldzlwmmuux Ennadu choodanu - Kalavathi  
    4. http://www.mediafire.com/?dtljpqzvnkd Ninnada nela - Kannada  
    5. http://www.mediafire.com/?l9syt9lxbtj Raagam - Yadukulakambodhi  
    6. http://www.mediafire.com/?tmnzqu92jyt Hechariga raaraa - Yadukulakambodhi 
    7. http://www.mediafire.com/?1unt5gzucl5 Vara naaradha - Vijayashri  
    8. http://www.mediafire.com/?zjqthoitmzh Raagam - Aabheri 
    9. http://www.mediafire.com/?jgl0zjbz0il Bhaja re - Aabheri  
    10. http://www.mediafire.com/?jxend4n2xwv Raagam & Thaanam - Kalyaani 
    11. http://www.mediafire.com/?hy1jmi1auuh Pankaja lochana  
    12. http://www.mediafire.com/?aghcncbobay Chinnanchiru kiliye - Raagamaalika 
    13. http://www.mediafire.com/?oqnnhzynkkg Thillaana fwd by Mangalam

    But it is Interesting to read

    Once, about 30 years back, when I was traveling on a flight from Delhi to Madras, a gentleman who was sitting next to me,was a Kashmiri pundit. During the conversation, he asked me " Do you know what is a refugee?" I said, "Yes. A person who is displaced from his country. why?'  He replied " Do you know that I am a refugee." I questioned him, "Which country you belong to?" He sarcastically answered "India !" and said  "Sir. I am a kashmiri pundit. That is how we are called in Delhi."

    Even after  30 years this is very green in my memory, and still the statement and sorrowful face haunts me.

    Now do not miss to read this which appeared in Times of India

    My name is not Khan, I am Mr Kaul

    Tarun Vijay, 22 December 2009, 08:55 AM IST

    I am not Khan. My name bears a different set of four letters: K A U L. Kaul.
    As those who know Indian names would understand I happened to be born in a
    family which was called Hindu by others. Hence, we were sure, we would never
    get a friend like KJ to make a movie on our humiliations, and the
    contemptuous and forced exile from our homeland. It's not fashionable. It's
    fashionable to get a Khan as a friend and portray his agony and pains and
    sufferings when he is asked by a US private to take off his shoes and show
    his socks. Natural and quite justifiable that Khan must feel insulted and
    enraged. Enough Masala to make a movie.

    But unfortunately I am a Kaul. I am not a Khan.

    Hence when my sisters and mothers were raped and killed, when six-year-old
    Seema was witness to the brutal slaughtering of her brother, mother and
    father with a butcher's knife by a Khan, nobody ever came to make a movie on
    my agony, pain and anguish, and tears.

    No KJ would make a movie on Kashmiri Hindus. Because we are not Khans.

    We are Kauls.

    When we look at our own selves as Kauls, we also see a macabre dance of
    leaders who people Parliament. Some of them were really concerned about us.
    They got the bungalows and acres of greenery and had their portraits were
    worshipped by the gullible devotees of patriotism.

    They made reservations in schools and colleges for us. In many many other
    states. But never did they try that we go back to our homes. They have other
    priorities and 'love your jihadi neighborhood' programmes. They get flabbier
    and flabbier with the passing of each year, sit on sacks of sermons; issue
    instructions to live simply and follow moral principles delivered by
    ancestors and kept in documents treated with time-tested preservatives.

    They could play with me because my name is Kaul. And not Mr Khan. I saw the
    trailer to this fabulous movie, which must do good business at the box
    office.

    There was not even a hint that terror is bad and it is worse if it is
    perpetuated in the name of a religion that means Peace. Peace be upon all
    its followers and all other the creatures too.

    So you make a movie on the humiliation of taking off shoes to a foreign
    police force which has decided not to allow another 9/11.

    The humiliation of taking off the shoes and the urge to show that you are
    innocent is really too deep. But what about the humiliation of leaving your
    home and hearth and the world and the relatives and wife and mother and
    father? And being forced to live in shabby tents, at the mercy of nincompoop
    leaders encashing your misery and bribe-seeking babus? And seeing your
    daughters growing up too sudden and finding no place to hide your shame?
    No KJ would ever come forward to make a movie, a telling, spine-chilling
    narration on the celluloid, of five-year-old Seema, who saw her parents and
    brother being slaughtered by a butcher's knife in Doda. Because her dad was
    not Mr Khan. He was one Mr Kaul.

    Sorry, Mr Kaul and your entire ilk. I can't help you.

    It's not fashionable to side with those who are Kauls. And Rainas. And
    Bhatts. Dismissively called KPs. KPs means Kashmiri Pandits. They are a
    bunch of communalists. They were the agents of one Mr Jagmohan who planned
    their exodus so that Khans can be blamed falsely. In fact, a movie can be
    made on how these KPs conspired their own exile to give a bad name to the
    loving and affectionate Khan brothers of the valley.

    To voice the woes of Kauls is sinful. The right course to get counted in the
    lists of the Prime Minister's banquets and the President's parties is to
    announce from the roof top: hey, men and ladies, I am Mr Khan.

    The biggest apartheid the state observes is to exclude those who cry for
    Kauls, wear the colours of Ayodhya, love the wisdom of the civilisational
    heritage, dare to assert as Hindus in a land which is known as Hindustan
    too and struggle to live with dignity as Kauls. They are out and exiled.
    You can see any list of honours and invites to summits and late-evening gala
    parties to toast a new brand. All that the Kauls are allowed is a space at
    Jantar Mantar: shout, weep and go back to your tents after a tiring
    demonstration.

    Mr Kaul, you have got a wrong name.

    A dozen KJs would fly to take you atop the glory - posts and gardens of
    sympathies if you accept to wear a Khan name and love a Sunita, Pranita,
    Komal or a Kamini. Well, here you have a sweetheart in Mandira. That goes
    well with the story.

    And you pegged the movie plot on autism.

    I wept. It was too much. I wept as a father of a son who needed a story as
    an Indian. Who cares for his autistic son, his relationship with the western
    world, his love affair with a young sweet something as a human, as someone
    whose heart goes beyond being a Hindu, a Muslim or a proselytizing
    Vatican-centric aggressive soul. Not the one who would declare in
    newspaper interviews: "I think I am an ambassador for Islam". Shah Rukh is
    Shah Rukh, not because he is an ambassador for Islam. If that was true, he
    could have found a room in Deoband. Fine enough. But he became a heartthrob
    and a famousl star because he is a great actor. He owes everything he has to
    Indians and not just to Muslims. We love him not because he is some Mr Khan.
    We love him because he has portrayed the dreams, aspirations, pains, anguish
    and ups and downs of our daily life. As an Indian. As one of us.

    If he wants to use our goodwill and love for strengthening his image as an
    ambassador for Islam, will we have to think to put up an ambassador for
    Hindus? That, at least to me, would be unacceptable because I trust
    everyone: a Khan or a Kaul or a Singh or a Victor. Who represents India
    represents us all too, including Hindus. My best ambassadorship would be an
    ambassadorship for the tricolour and not for anything else because I see my
    Ram and Dharma in that. I don't think even an Amitabh or a Hritik would ever
    think in terms Shah Rukh has chosen for himself. But shouldn't these big,
    tall, successful Indians who wear Hindu names make a movie on why Kauls were
    ousted? Why Godhra occurred in the first place? Why nobody, yes, not a
    single Muslim, comes forward to take up the cause of the exiled and killed
    and contemptuously marginalized Kauls whereas every Muslim complainant would
    have essentially a Hindu advocate to take on Hindus as fiercely as he can?

    If you are Mr Khan and found dead on the railway tracks, the entire nation
    would be shaken. And he was also a Rizwan. May be just a coincidence that
    our Mr Khan in the movie is also a Rizwan.

    Rizwan's death saw the police commissioner punished and cover stories
    written by missionary writers. But if you are a Sharma or a Kaul and
    happened to love an Ameena Yusuf in Srinagar, you would soon find your
    corpse inside the police thana and NONE, not even a small-time local paper
    would find it worthwhile to waste a column on you. No police constable
    would be asked to explain how a wrongly detained person was found dead in
    police custody?

    Because the lover found dead inside a police thana was not Mr Khan. No KJ
    would ever come forward to make a movie on 'My name is Kaul. And I am
    terror-struck by Khans'.

    Give me back my identity as an Indian, Mr. Khan and I would have no problem
    even wearing your name and appreciating the tender love of an autistic son.

    But it is Interesting to read

    Miracle in India- Cobra praying to Lord Shiva with holy Vilva ( Aegle Marmelops) leaves - CNN iReport
    This was posted by our friend Vivek Vaidheeswaran in my gmail buzz. Since it was interesting to read, and many may not be aware of this, I am posting the link here.

    Please click here http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-398345?ref=email

    Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Divine Life


    To practise non-violence, truth and Purity is DIVINE LIFE.


    To be kind, generous, humble, tolerant is DIVINE LIFE.


    To practise virtues and be righteous is DIVINE LIFE.


    To serve the poor in selfless, dedicated ways is DIVINE LIFE.


    To serve the sick with all-is-God attitude is DIVINE LIFE.


    To be merciful, courageous and devotion is DIVINE LIFE.


    To sing the Name of God and pray is DIVINE LIFE.


    To do Japa and meditation is DIVINE LIFE.


    To be an instrument in the hands of God is DIVINE LIFE.


    To act rightly and live in God is DIVINE LIFE.


    To do unconditional self-surrender to God is DIVINE LIFE.


    To restrain the senses and to have God-communion is DIVINE LIFE.


    To be one with the Divine Will is DIVINE LIFE.


    To be a silent witness of the three states

    (waking, dreaming and deep sleep) is DIVINE LIFE.
    ~SwamiSivananda~




    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Concert - Gayathri Venkatraghavan

              Akkarai S. Subbalkshmi (Violin) - Manoj Siva (Mrudhangam) - N. Guruprasad (Ghatam)

    1. http://www.mediafire.com/?xm1mo25n0xc Varnam - Sarasi janaabha - Kaambodhi 
    2. http://www.mediafire.com/?21vfdwknnnn Vidulakku Mrokkeda - Maayaamaalavagowlai 
    3. http://www.mediafire.com/?bmwzylzymm4 Bhuvinisudane - Sriranjani  
    4. http://www.mediafire.com/?2yncywjtkxj Karpagaambike - Bilahari 
    5. http://www.mediafire.com/?dmncjmgum9lBrovavammaa - Maanji 
    6. http://www.mediafire.com/?tnntszyg8yt Nijadhaasavardha - Kalyaani  
    7. http://www.mediafire.com/?emayh23muev Seethamma Maayamma - Vasantha 
    8. http://www.mediafire.com/?bpnmzayy2cl RTP - Naattaikurinji (Swaram in Kedharam and Hamsanaadham)  
    9. http://www.mediafire.com/?m1kjxjjxjjy Chaliye - Brindhaavana Saarangaa  
    10. http://www.mediafire.com/?mykmjx9ztyj Thiruppugazh - Simhendramadhyamam fwd by Mangalam

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    My diary - 16th February 2010

    A good news to readers who were repeatedly inquiring about the error in down loading the song "Abhayamu" of Madurai Somasundaram. I am glad to inform you that "mediafire" has rectified this mistake and you can now down load it . Please download and enjoy.

    Chocolate: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

    I love Chocolate and so I love ths article. I know many of you will also love to read this

    Chocolate: A Not-So-Guilty Pleasure
    A Love Affair with Good Reason
    -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer

    For years, you’ve tried to break it off. You’re certain this relationship is wrong, even sinful. But try as you might, you just can’t end it—your willpower inevitably crumbles, and you always go back for more.

    We’re talking of course about your love affair with CHOCOLATE— that dark seducer even more likely to attract as you're surrounded by heart-shaped displays. Long thought to be an aphrodisiac, chocolate has been inextricably linked to Cupid and lovers since it was discovered among the ancient Aztecs and carried to the Old World.

    The New World likes it too: the United States is the top importer of cocoa beans, averaging 559,600 metric tons of cocoa beans or cocoa products each year between 1993 and 1997—almost one-quarter of the world's cocoa! While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women, the tables are turned during the days and minutes before Valentine's Day. $1 billion worth of chocolate is sold for this holiday—75% of it purchased by men.

    But, whether you’re the giver or receiver, just how sinful is chocolate? The Aztecs and their neighbors, the Mayans, believed chocolate transmitted knowledge and power to those who consumed it. While there’s no evidence to support that idea, there is mounting evidence showing some health benefits to eating it in moderation. Studies have found that dark chocolate helps prevent heart disease and cancer, and has also been shown to improve mood by boosting the brain chemical serotonin. Some even consider chocolate an effective diet food, claiming that a chunk of chocolate before meals diminishes your appetite.

    For years, you’ve tried to break it off. You’re certain this relationship is wrong, even sinful. But try as you might, you just can’t end it—your willpower inevitably crumbles, and you always go back for more.

    We’re talking of course about your love affair with CHOCOLATE— that dark seducer even more likely to attract as you're surrounded by heart-shaped displays. Long thought to be an aphrodisiac, chocolate has been inextricably linked to Cupid and lovers since it was discovered among the ancient Aztecs and carried to the Old World.

    The New World likes it too: the United States is the top importer of cocoa beans, averaging 559,600 metric tons of cocoa beans or cocoa products each year between 1993 and 1997—almost one-quarter of the world's cocoa! While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women, the tables are turned during the days and minutes before Valentine's Day. $1 billion worth of chocolate is sold for this holiday—75% of it purchased by men.

    But, whether you’re the giver or receiver, just how sinful is chocolate? The Aztecs and their neighbors, the Mayans, believed chocolate transmitted knowledge and power to those who consumed it. While there’s no evidence to support that idea, there is mounting evidence showing some health benefits to eating it in moderation. Studies have found that dark chocolate helps prevent heart disease and cancer, and has also been shown to improve mood by boosting the brain chemical serotonin. Some even consider chocolate an effective diet food, claiming that a chunk of chocolate before meals diminishes your appetite.

    The bottom line: Chocolate may be getting a bad rap as a sinful food. On the other hand—as always—moderation may be the key. If you simply must indulge, here are some tips for controlling your chocolate cravings and consumption:

    # Choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate. Studies based on dark chocolate tend to show benefits that milk chocolate does not.
    # Partner your chocolate with nutrient-rich foods, like chocolate covered strawberries, apple slices or bananas. Add a few chocolate chips in your berry-nut trail mix. Try a refreshing glass of chocolate-flavored milk or soymilk.
    # Buy smaller sizes of chocolate bars or hot fudge sundaes, since research shows you tend to eat the entire amount you’re served.
    # Order fruit for dessert, with a small chocolate truffle on the side.
    # Savor, don’t chew, your chocolate. Sit down, take your time, and focus on the taste in your mouth. Enjoy it thoroughly. If you pop it in your mouth while you are driving, watching TV, or talking on the phone, you’re likely to keep reaching for more.
    # Give in to your chocolate cravings! Every try to stifle a craving by eating something else? You usually just end up eating more and more foods, eventually giving in to your original desire anyway. Save yourself the calories and the torment! A small portion may be all you need for satisfaction.

    coutesy: Spark People

    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Smile: It is good for health

                                                    This is what SORRY LOOKS LIKE
    This is what BAD MOOD looks like
                                                          This is what TIRED looks like
                                                  This is what HELPING HAND looks like

                                                 This is what COURAGE looks like

    One Chinese person walks into a bar in America late one night and he saw Steven Spielberg. As he was a great fan of his movies, he rushes over to him, and asks for his autograph.. 

    Instead, Spielberg gives him a slap and says "You Chinese people bombed our Pearl Harbor, get out of here." 

    The astonished Chinese man replied "It was not the Chinese who bombed your Pearl Harbor , it was the Japanese". "Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, you're all the same," replied Spielberg..  

    In return, the Chinese gives Spielberg a slap and says "You sank theTitanic; my forefathers were on that ship." 

    Shocked, Spielberg replies "It was the iceberg thatsank the ship, not me."   The Chinese replies, "Iceberg, Spielberg, Carlsberg, you're all the same."   

    This particular joke won an award for the best joke in acompetition in Britain (?)*


    *The question mark is mine (sent by Mr. Ramakrishna fro Kualalumpur)
                                              ******* 
    Some jokes about aged
    An  elderly couple were on a cruise and it was really stormy. They were standing on the back of the boat watching the storm, when a wave came up and washed the old man overboard. They searched for days and couldn't find him, so  the captain sent the old woman back to shore with the promise that he would notify her as soon as they found something. Three weeks went by and finally the old woman got a fax from the boat. It read, 'Ma'am, sorry to inform you, we found your husband dead at the  bottom of the ocean. We hauled him up to the deck and attached to his butt was an oyster and in it was a pearl worth $50,000. Please advise.'The old woman faxed back, 'Send me the pearl and re-bait the trap.'
                                                 *******
    A  funeral service is being held for a woman who has just passed away. At the end of the service, the pallbearers are carrying the casket out when they accidentally bump into a wall, jarring the casket. They hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find that the woman is actually alive! She lives for ten more years, and then dies. Once again, a ceremony is held, and at the end of it the pallbearers are again carrying out the casket. As they carry the casket towards the door, the husband cries out, 'Watch that wall!'
                                       ******
    Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day they were  playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me... I know we've been friends for a long time... but I just can't think of your  name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is.' Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?'