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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Employee of the year

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Phenomenal Wonders of the natural World.....


WebEcoist and environmental oddities

When a thick lava flow cools, it contracts vertically
but cracks perpendicular to its directional flow with remarkable geometric regularity
- in most cases forming a regular grid of remarkable hexagonal extrusions
that almost appear to be made by man.

One of the most famous such examples is
the Giant's Causeway on the coast of Ireland (shown above),
though the largest and most widely recognized
would be Devil's Tower in Wyoming.

Basalt also forms different but equally fascinating ways
when eruptions are exposed to air or water.

Red tides are also known as algal blooms
- sudden influxes of massive amounts of colored single-cell algae
that can convert entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color.

While some of these can be relatively harmless,
others can be harbingers of deadly toxins
that cause the deaths of fish, birds and marine mammals.

In some cases, even humans have been harmed by red tides
though no human exposure are known to have been fatal.

While they can be fatal,
the constituent phytoplankton in ride tides are not harmful in small numbers.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The only saint who ever lived

This rare phot was sent by Mr. Bhaskaran Sivaraman
I thought of adding some more rare photos received from Mr. Seshadri

Friday, May 21, 2010

Carnatic Music Raagaas - Desh

The suppression of the senses releases a negative force. The process of sublimation needs a spiritual path. Rag Desh can provide that. Its positive energy gives one serenity, peace, inner joy, right valour, universal love and patriotism.
The mellifluous `Vande Matharam' has been aptly composed in Desh. `Vaishnava Janatho,' Mahatma Gandhi's favourite, is set in Desh, which is a favourite in both Carnatic and Hindustani streams of music.
`Shanthi nilava vendum,' `Inda ulagil irukkum mandaril ezhil udayon engal tamizhan' (M.M. Mariyappa for the film "Kanjan" , `Leelaigal purivane' in the film "Meera," `Thunbam nergayil' in "Or Iravu," `Maadu meykum kanna' sung by Madurai Somu. 

S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S

  1. Aayiram dheivangal - Maharajapuram Santhanam 
  2. Baaro muraare - O.S. Arun  
  3. Bhajare sriraamam - Madurai G.S. Mani 
  4. Eththanai kodi - Raajkumar Bharathi 
  5. Hari bolo - T.N. Seshagopalan  
  6. Hey Govinda - Ranjani & Gaayathri 
  7. Naatha hare - Sudha Raghunathan  
  8. Nanda nandhanaa - Bombay Jayashree 
  9. Nanmaiyum - T. N. Seshagopalan  
  10. O Raghuveera - Bombay Jayashree 
  11. Paarukkulle - P. Unnikrishnan  
  12. Paarukkulle - Raajkumar Bharathi  
  13. Raama naamame - Bombay Jayashree 
  14. Raama naamame - Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan 
  15. Raama naamame - T. K. Rangachari 
  16. Raama naamame - Maharajapuram Santhanam 
  17. Raama naamam - Nithyashree 
  18. Raama naamame - Ranjani & Gaayathri 
  19. Raama naamame - S. P. Raamh 
  20. Raama naamame - T. N. Seshagopalan 
  21. Solla vallaayo - O.S. Arun 
  22. Thillaanaa - Abhishek Raghuram 
  23. Thunbam nergaiyil - Bombay Jayashree 
  24. Thunbam nergaiyil - M.M. Dhandapani Desikar 
  25. Thunbam Nergaiyil - P. Unnikrishnan 
  26. Varuvaai varuvaai - Nithyashree 
  27. Viruththam fwd by Raama naamame - Ranjani & Gaayathri
Please listen M.M.Dhandapani Desikar explaining how many years he has taken to tune "Thunbam Nergaiyil"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to live a great life !

How to get through Life...........

                                                           Sleep as much as you can............

Read books that you enjoy.........

                                             Play with simple things...........

    Do whatever you want..........
                 Whenever you want......

Look for affection when you need it...........

Get serious once in a while........
                                  Forget about diets........ 
                                           Show some affection.......

Get angry once a while.........

..Change your looks... 
Above all, be happy,
regardless of what 
your challenges may be.. 
Have a great life!
May your troubles be less,
your blessings more,
and may nothing but happiness
come through your door. 

V. R. Dilipkumar

  1. Emi Ninne - Mukhari  
  2. Hamsanaadham  
  3. Huseini  
  4. Kedhaaragowla - 1 
  5. Kedhaaragowla - 2 
  6. Kedhaaragowla - 3  
  7. Kedhaaragowla - 4  
  8. Korinavara - Ramapriya  
  9. Lalitha - 1  
  10. Lalitha - 2 
  11. Maaravairi  
  12. Mohanakalyaani - 1  
  13. Mohanakalyaani - 2  
  14. Mohanakalyaani - 3  
  15. Neelaambari - 1 
  16. Neelaambari - 2  
  17. Neelaambari - 3 
  18. Neevaada - Saarangaa 
  19. Ninnu choosi - Sourashtram 
  20. Ninnuvinanamaathalli 
  21. O Rangasaayee - Kaambodhi  
  22. Raamakatha - Madhyamavathi  
  23. RTP - Sri venkatagirisha  
  24. Saanthamulekha - Saamaa  
  25. Seshachalanaayakam - Varali  
  26. Shanmugapriya 
  27. Subhapanthuvaraali  
  28. Smarajanaka - Behaag  
  29. Sriranjani  
  30. Varnam - Sri 
  31. Yadhukulakaambodhi
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dear Sir, Nice upload,please check the no.25 in that the main krithi is missing only aalapana is there. Thanks & Regards, R. Suresh Kumar Chennai
May 22, 2010 7:53 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thank you very much for the uploads - Is possible to state the details of the concerts like when and where these were sung ?
January 10, 2011 9:06 AM

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How to identify and deal with backstabbers at work

Backstabbing at workplace certainly devastates individuals, especially when a person doesn't know ho to deal with it. Now, career guru Kepcher has offered some advice on how to identify and cope with backstabbers at workplace.

Credit Stealer

Seemingly helpful team player who will enthusiastically support your suggestions and work to make the project a big success - particularly because she intends to take credit.

This will include magnifying her own role, using personal pronouns such as 'I' and 'me' as substitutes for "we" whenever possible.

The Chameleon

He, too, will appear to be a helpful team player, offering encouragement and support in private.

However, the chameleon will launch into his command performance whenever bosses are present and criticize ideas he supported some time back, including subtly accusing his peers of failing to notice the problems.

His every move is an effort to make himself look good - by making others look bad.

Backstabber In Chief

Occasionally, the Backstabber will also be the boss. Sigourney Weaver nailed this role in the movie "Working Girl."

The most encouraging boss imaginable will steal the assistant's potentially career-making idea.

How to handle all kinds of backstabbers at your office, by Kepcher, reports the New York Daily News:

Stay calm. Do not let them make you emotional and defensive.

Don't wander through the jungle alone. Beware of private conversations that can be misquoted later. Use e-mail and group meetings to document your contributions.

Be polite, but persistent. Learn to say no.

Use direct phrases such as, "I'm perplexed you have so many negative comments about our idea since you were so supportive when we spoke privately yesterday. Is there a reason you didn't bring up your concerns until now?"

By being direct and careful, you can help push the Backstabber species in your workplace to extinction as quickly as possible.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
thanks for the advice, backstabbers are a plague!!
January 23, 2011 6:25 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Would like to add from my experience too. 1) Be on the lookout for nepotism. This is rampant in private sector. 2) If you don't like your work place or your boss or your colleague. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Look for other opportunities. This is against 99% of the advise you may get but, this is best for your own sake. explanation follows. 3) HR is there to manage the resource needs and to keep head count. They are NOT there to help you with your 'problems'. 4) Managers' job is to get the project done. If you complain even for a genuine reason you will be labelled as trouble maker. 5) Do not smile like a silly idiot at everyone you see. Put on a serious/important face. 6) Develop a facial expression which will hide your feelings. For example, when asking some political questions at work place a manager (american) used to look 45 degrees down and smile without showing teeth. Then gives a neutral answer. If you want to learn this technique; watch interviews of american diplomats in India on NDTV, CNN IBN or some other news channel. I recommend Mr Roemer US rep in India.
May 9, 2011 10:26 PM

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To get more things done in less time - Part - 4

"Some time I get the feeling that the two biggest problems today are making ends meet and making meetings end "
                                                                                                                                    - Robert Orben

  • Only call a meeting when it is absolutely best way to accomplish an objective. Explore all other alternatives before calling a meeting.
  • Make the meeting short. Most managers say that at least one half of their meeting time is wasted. That averages out to 5 hours per week, 250 hours per year for each person involved.
  • Make it a goal to cut your meeting time in half. If people are prepared before they arrive, most meetings could be accomplished in half the time.
  • Write meeting objectives and the scheduled ending time on the board or flip-chart before anyone arrives. This will keep the meeting focused and eliminate the stress caused by overly long meetings.
  • If you are leading the meeting, sit at the end of the table so you can control the flow.
  • Make sure that every meeting is absolutely necessary. Routine meetings are not a good investment unless they fulfill, or move forward your objective.
    • Look for meeting alternatives. If you can accomplish objectives by telephone, save every one's time and palan aconference call.
    • Consolidate meeting with other meetings.
    • Make it a personal objective to attend face to face meetings less often.......why not start today?
    • Every meeting should have a published agenda answering most obvious questions. Why  am I investing time in this meeting? How long will it lost? Who is attending? What are the expectations?
    • If the meeting does not start in time, take the responsibility to say,"Hey ! It is 9 o' clock. let's get going. It is time to get started".
    • Invite only the people who have something to contribute to the meeting's objectives. There should be no "vacationers" or "slackers/hangers on" at the table.
    • Consider dismissing participants after they complete their portion of the meeting - as long as it is not important that they hear what is scheduled for the remainder of the meeting.
    • If you are asked to participate in some one else's meeting, communicate with the meeting leader, that you would prefer to attend only the portion that relates to you. When you have completed your "dog and pony",  ask if anything further is needed. If not excuse yourself .
    • Always have extra handouts available for your participants. Better to have too many than hold everything for want of those extra copies.
    • Start on time. If the meeting is to start at 8.38, begin at 8.38. One of the largest expenses that never appear on the income statement is the cost of meetings. Figure it out - four Rs.50000/- employees in a four hour meeting costs more than Rs.300/- in employee time. Respect the investment your meeting requires.
    • Most of the time, early morning meetings are best. People are fresher, the challenges of the day has not surfaced and the odds of every one arriving on time improve. 
    • Do not recap what has been covered for people who are late. Ignore them when they arrive and keep going. If you recap what has been covered, you reward the tardy person and punish the "on time ' folks. 
    • Take care of the most important item on the agenda first. If nothing else is accomplished. make sure you accomplish the most important reason for calling the meeting. 
    • Set time limits on how long you will allow people to 'sell" their products. a huge time waster is people who continue to fight losing battles. Set limits on the time allowed per item and move forward. 
    •  Do not serve breakfast and meet at the same time. They have never added to the productivity of a meeting. If the meeting starts at 9.00 A.M. serve breakfast at 8.30.
    • If meeting over lunch, cover general items that do not require focus. It is more productive to take a 30 minute lunch break than try to keep everyone's attention while serving/eating food.  If one of your objective s is to set the scene for social bonding, allocate your mealtime to that objective.
      • Complete all your agenda items  before moving to unrelated topics. Put important items not scheduled for the meetingon a "parking lot" flip chart for discussion later. The parking lot issues should be part of the minutes when they are distributed.
      • Appoint the last person who arrives for the meeting as the person responsible for taking the minutes. But they will show up on time for the next meeting.
      • Want to abbreviate meetings? Have a stand up session. Get rid of the chairs and put some podiums in the room. You are assured that everyone will stay awake and will want to get to the point quickly. 
      • Use a special bound note book to capture all meeting notes. This eliminates wasting time searching for what happened at the previous meeting.
      • Furnish extra pens/paper to avoid waiting for people who go back to their offices to retrieve supplies.
      • Never speak while you are writing, on the flip chart. Wait until you face the audience so you do not have to repeat what you are saying.
      • Use the flip chart to maintain the meeting's direction and to record who's responsible for action items.
      • Reward participants for telling the truth. If " messengers" are "shot down" for telling the truth, no "truthful messengers" will attend the next meeting.
      • Before leaving the meeting, don't assume anything! Do You really think everyone knows what they are supposed to do next? Recap, so everyone knows who is responsible for next steps, when action should take place and how results will be communicated.
      • End the meeting on time or END EARLY.  The minute you go past your slated time, stress levels rise and attention levels fall. Every one enjoys the pleasant surprise of getting out early.
      • Get organised! Call each participant the day before and confirm attendance. This may not appear to be good use of your time and it should be their responsibility. However, much more time is wasted when all but one person arrives at the meeting and you are trying to "round up that last person"
      • Do not allow time in meetings for solving hundred rupees problems when you are spending thousands of Rupees on the meeting. Focus on what is important.
      • The meeting is not over until the minutes have been distributed ( within two working days)and all action items have been accomplished 
      • Never leave a meeting wondering why you invested your time in the meeting. If the objectives were not accomplished, figure out what can be done differently to ensure that the next meeting does not end the same way. 
      • Distribute pre-work for participants. If each person could research for all other participants, you can save a significant amount of time for the entire meeting. 
      • Before leaving the meeting, create an action plan for all of the decisions that were made in the meeting. 
      • Control dominate participants by reinforcing that you understand their position and ask the dominating person to listen to other participant's point of view so that we can create a course of action. 
      • Make every meeting unique. Do something different for each meeting like changing the location, time or room lay out. Sometimes the small changes will add energy to the group.

    Meetings without specific objectives tend to achieve nothing specific.

    Blogger Harisankar said...
    I implicitly do this whenever I am taking a presentation. yay.

    this is a funny video on what not to do with powerpoints.

    Here is something else to save time
    a mug that stirs tea for you

    hope you find it funny
    August 11, 2010 2:44 PM

    Monday, May 17, 2010

    My diary - 17th May 2010

    I have added more songs to T.V. Sankaranarayanan

    Thursday, May 13, 2010

    T.V. Sankaranarayanan

    Here are some of the songs rendered in various concerts.

    1. Aadhi sankarar  - Poorvikalyaani
    2. Aadum chidhambaramo  - Behaag
    3. Aandavane - Shanmugapriya
    4. Anupama gunaa - Ataanaa
    5. Apparaama bhakthi  - Panthuvaraali 
    6. Appaa unnai maravene  - Bilahari
    7. Arul tharum seer tharum - Hamsanandhi
    8. Baala kanakamaya - Ataanaa   
    9. Bantureethi
    10. Bhuvaneswariya - Mohanakalyaani
    11. Brova baarama  - Bahudaari
    12. Dhaasaratha - Jhonpuri
    13. Edhutha (Aalaapanai) - Sankarabaranam 
    14. Edhutha (Violin) - Sankarabaranam 
    15. Edhutha - Sankarabaranam  
    16. Thani  
    17. Endha Bhaagyamu- Saarangaa
    18. Endhuku dhayaraadhu - Thodi  
    19. English note
    20. Eppo varuvaaro  - Jhonpuri 
    21. Evarunnaaru - Malayasri
    22. Gajaananan paahimaam  - Mohanam 
    23. Gana naadhane  - Saarangaa
    24. Geedha vaadhya  - Natakapriya
    25. Govardhana giri - Durbaarikaanadaa
    26. Govindhaa govindha  - Ameer kalyaani 
    27. Harihara sudhane  - Aabhogi
    28. Himaadhri sudhe - Kalyaani
    29. Iniyaagilum ninai - Poorvikalyaani
    30. Inthakanna aanandham - Bilahari
    31. Intha paaramuga - Poorvikalyaani
    32. Intha sowkya  - Kaapi 
    33. Iyyappanai panivom  - Aarabhi
    34. Jaya jaya  - Nattai
    35. Jaya jaya ganapathi - Hamsadhwani
    36. Kaala kaalan- Ataanaa
    37. Kaana kan kodi - Kaambodhi   
    38. Kaa vaa vaa  - Varaali
    39. Kaliyuga varadhan - Brindhavana saranga
    40. Kamalaambaa bhajare - Kalyaani
    41. Kapaali - Mohanam
    42. Karpagame - Madhyamavathi
    43. Koluvai unnaade - Bhairavi
    44. Krishna nee begane - Yamankalyaani
    45. Kshemam guru  - Mohanam 
    46. Maamava sadhaa - Kaanada
    47. Maa ramanan  - Hindholam
    48. Mahaa ganapathim - Natttai
    49. Mahaa lakshmi - Sankarabaranam
    50. Manthrava  
    51. Marukelaraa  - Jayanthasri
    52. Meevalla  - Kaapi 
    53. Murugaa murugaa
    54. Nambikettavar - Kalyaani  
    55. Neene Dhedhavano - Thodi
    56. Neeve nannu brova -Durbaar
    57. Palukavemidira  - Sudhdhasaaveri 
    58. Pazham nee  - Bhairavi
    59. Parama paavana raamaa - Poorvi kalyaani 
    60. Paripaalayamaam - Reethigowlai
    61. Pranatosmide  - Naattai  
    62. Pavanaathmaja - Nattai  
    63. Punniyam oru ( Aalaapanai) - 1  - Keeravaani
    64. Punniyam oru - 2  - Keeravani
    65. Raama bhakthi   - Sudhdhabangla
    66. Raamanatham - Panthuvaraali
    67. Raama Neeyada 1  - Karaharapriya
    68. Raama Neeyada 2 - Karaharapriya 
    69. Raa raama intithaaka - Asaaveri
    70. RTP - Kaapi
    71. RTP - Keeravaani  
    72. RTP - Mohanakalyaani
    73. RTP - 1 - Mohanam  
    74. RTP - Mohanam - 2 
    75. RTP - Mohanam  
    76. RTP  
    77. RTP = Sindhu bairavi 
    78. Saanthi nilava vendum
    79. Saarasa dhala nayana 
    80. Saarasa mukhi  - Gowda mahar
    81. Sabapathikku  - Aabhogi  
    82. Seethaapathe - Kamaas
    83. Shaaradhe abhaya varadhe  - Hindolam 
    84. Sahasrakara mandhite - Vaachaspathi 
    85. Saravanabhava guhane  - Kannada 
    86. Slokam
    87. Smara janaka - Behaag
    88. Sri ganapathini  - Sourashtram
    89. Sri Maathrubootham  - Kannada 
    90. Srinivaasa
    91. Sripathe jaya - 1 ( Aalaapanai) 
    92. Srioathe jaya - 2
    93. Sri Raghukula  - Hamsadhwani  
    94. Sri viswanaatham  - Bhairavi
    95. Sukhi evvaro- Kaanada
    96. Thaaye yasodha - Thodi  
    97. Thanayuni  - Bairavi
    98. Thathvamariya - Reethigowlai
    99. Toreyananiya - Saaveri
    100. Vande shaantham  - Mohanam
    101. Viruthtam - Ekamurthi - Raagamalika 
    102. Viruththam - Endrum ondraagi 
    103. Viruththam - Nambane 
    104. Yenna dhavam - Kaapi
    To be continued 

    Blogger Ajit Kumar L said...
    Sir, Item 11 is having a wrong link to the same one as 12th. I think that should be Dasratha Sutha. Please provide the correct link
    May 17, 2010 9:18 PM

    Blogger hvaidya said...
    Dear Mr. Ajithkumar, I have corrected the link for the song Dhasaratha. Thanks for pointing out the error
    May 18, 2010 8:18 AM

    Blogger Ajit Kumar L said...
    Thank you Sir. It is a very comprehensive collection like the one you have of Maharajapuram Santhanam and T N Seshagoplan, and several others. Keep up the good work.
    May 21, 2010 9:47 PM
    Anonymous Mahalakshmi said...
    Sir, Item 92 is unable to download. Please provide the correct link
    August 18, 2010 2:02 PM

    Blogger hvaidya said...
    Dear Ms. Mahalakshmi, I have uploaded this song afresh. Please download and enjoy. Please let me know if there is any problem
    August 19, 2010 10:09 PM
    Anonymous Mahalakshmi said...
    Sir, can u upload santhi nilava vendum by TVS...
    September 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    Blogger hvaidya said...
    Yes Ms. Mahalakshmi ! I have uploaded Saanthi nilava vendum. Your enquiry inspired me to add  five more songs which were not there. They are: 1. Muruga muruga 2. Bantureethi 3. RTP - Mohanakalyaani 4. Srinivasa 5. Slokam
    September 9, 2010 5:35 PM
    Anonymous Mahalakshmi said...
    Wow... That is great. So kind of you to upload the songs. Thanks a lot...
    September 16, 2010 11:15 PM
    Blogger Mahalakshmi said...
    Thanks so much for such an invaluable work with ALL your uploads :-) thanks again. God bless. love
    September 9, 2011 12:14 PM
    Blogger Mahalakshmi said...
    Thanks so much for ALL your uploads.
    September 9, 2011 12:17 PM
    Blogger Kanaka said...
    Hello, Just came across your blogspot. Wonderful work. Do you happen to have the recording of "Manthra balam adaindha aalayam, manthralayam" in Hamsanandhi by TVS. If so could you kindly post it. Thank you.
    September 11, 2011 10:47 PM