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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Learn a lesson with smile

A new vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the First house of the street.

A tall lady answered the door.

Before she could speak, the enthusiastic salesman barged into the living room and opened a big black plastic bag and poured all the cow droppings onto the carpet.

"Madam, if I could not clean this up within 5 minutes
with the use of this new

powerful Vacuum cleaner, I will EAT all this dung!" exclaimed the eager salesman.

"Do you need chilly sauce or ketchup with that" .asked the lady.

The bewildered salesman asked, "Why, madam?"

"There's no electricity in the house..." said the lady

MORAL: Gather all resources before working on any project and Committing to the client...!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This was a fantastic matter contributed by Mr. Radhakrishnan. However we may write and speak in English, when you read this in Tamil there is "life"  உயிர் (ஜீவன்) in this. After reading this I strongly feel like advocating tamil in music. To be frank, I never enjoyed any song as much as "Enna dhavam seidhanai"என்ன தவம் செய்தனை. What a Thamizh semmozhi maanaadu could not do to me was done by these tamil lines

எப்படி எப்படி
தன் பாசம்
உணர்த்துவாள் அம்மா

பிறர் சொல்லித்தான்
பற்றி பெருமையாக

எத்தனையோ முறை
முகம் வாடும் போது

உன் அப்பா
எவ்வளவு உற்சாகமாக
இருக்கிறார் தெரியுமா
என என் நண்பர்கள்
என்னிடமே சொல்லும்
போதுதான் எனக்குத்
எத்தனை பேருக்குக்
கிடைக்காத தந்தை
எனக்கு மட்டும் என...

கேட்ட உடனே
முடியாததால் தான்
அப்பாவை அனுப்பி

என் கைப்பிடித்து
என் கரம் பிடித்து
நடந்த போது
என்ன நினைத்திருப்பார்
லேசாக என் கால்
பதறும் அப்பா
இன்று நான்
தடுமாறிய போது
பதறாமல் இருக்கிறார்
மீளா துயிலில்...

அம்மா செல்லமா
அப்பா செல்லமா
என கேட்டபோதெல்லாம்
பெருமையாகச் சொல்லி
அம்மா செல்லமான
அப்பா செல்லம் என
அப்பா சென்ற பின்னர்
நான் யார் செல்லம்..?

எத்தனையோ பேர்
நான் இருக்கிறேன்
எனச் சொன்னாலும்
அப்பாவை போல்
யார் இருக்க முடியும்..?

திட்டியதும் இல்லை
இல்லை என்றும்
வேண்டாம் எனக்
கூறியதும் இல்லை
இருந்தும் ஏதோ
அப்பாவின் அன்பு

நானும் காட்டியதில்லை
அவரும் காட்டியதில்லை
எங்கள் பாசத்தை...
இருந்தும் காட்டிக்
கொடுத்த கண்ணீரைத்
துடைக்க இன்று
அப்பாவும் இல்லை..
இன்றே உணர்த்துங்கள்
சில நாளைகள்
இல்லாமலும் போகலாம்.

Blogger Haddock said...
and nice accompanying pictures.
July 4, 2010 8:15 AM
Blogger Harisankar said...
Cannot read tamil but thought I would contribute this info. The last verse of the first hymn of the rig veda extolls the importance of the duties of the father. 'Sa Na Pitheva Sunavegne Soopayano Bhava. Sa Chashwa na Swastaye' translates to 'O Agni Be accessible to me/us as a father to a son, for our/my well being'
May 7, 2011 12:45 PM

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My diary - 27th June 2010

1. Thanks a lot for umpteen mails and phone calls with anxiety about my safety and even with offers to send the money. I want my friends to understand one thing. If I landed myself in such a situation (not only me, but many of us who are really in such trouble,) I will certainly contact my son first, who is a Software engineer in Sanfransisco, USA, who can take care of me under any circumstances. For any reason if I had no access to him due to unforeseen circumstances, there are many close relatives who can bail me out in such situation. I think not only me, even all of you will not resort to sending mails soliciting money to e mail friends whom you have not even met, whenever you are stranded. Hence,let this be a lesson to all of us. Here is an interesting mail received from a friend of mine.

"Dear Sir,
These are the occupational hazards and regular perils of a cyber life that we lead. No problems. The use of terms like British Pounds, Dollars, Scotland, etc. were immediately indicating the dubious nature of the mail.
Of course, if the hacker had mentioned that you were stranded between say Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram and asked for emergency money to be sent to an account with State Bank of India, I'm sure some of us would have been fooled"
Warm regards,

I am posting this not to give a new idea to the hackers, but to warn everybody, even if  such situations happen, to be on the alert.

2. My e mail id remains the same. I have changed my password. My g mail is restored and I have started getting mails, thanks to my son who blocked the hacker's access to my mail. Many readers expressed the desire to contact me. I am available on 044 - 24621187, 044 - 42658038, mobles: 91 - 98840 24487, 98840 24437, 95000 64487.

3. There were some complaints that some of the songs I uploaded in the blog are in in m4a format. Yes. I had all my collections under my iTunes library for the convenience of hearing them and organised them alphabet wise, Raagaa wise, composer wise etc. To convert such a huge volume of collections again to mp3 will be a tough task for me at this age. Yet, in future I will try to post them in mp3.
Alternatively, if the song in which you are interested, is not in mp3, you may use "altomp3" a free software available for download to convert such songs. It will be a tremendous task to convert the existing files in the blog to mp3. I do not know whether, I will have time and energy to do it. Yet I will try my level best. Readers are requested to bear with me. If there are experts in my readers, who can suggest me the easiest way to solve this problem, I will be very much obliged.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Learn a lesson with smile


Blogger Saras said...
You are spot on, Sir! He may not be always right but he is always the BOSS.
June 26, 2010 6:32 PM
Anonymous Suchitra said...
Hello uncle, Thanks so much for posting songs here :) I really like listening to Carnatic music, but I don't have that many songs and don't have the time to search on the Internet. By providing these songs, you have just made another rasika's day :) Thanks! Regards, Suchitra
June 26, 2010 8:33 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Thanks Ms. Suchitra. I am glad to note that you are interested in listening to Carnatic Music. Please keep the habit going. You will be really benefited With greetings Hariharan.
June 27, 2010 6:25 AM

Carnatic Music Raagas - Bilaskani thodi


8 hanumatODi janya
A: S R1 G2 P D1 S
Av: S R1' N2 D1 M1 G2 R1 G2 R1 S
kaNDE kaNDE - PD

A Hindustani raga, sung 9am-12pm, of Bhairav ThAt.

  1. Kande kande - Bombay Jayashree

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Appeal to my friends and relatives

Dear friends,

My gmail id was compromised, and somebody has sent a fake mail to all my contacts stating as though I am stranded in Scotland. Many friends and relatives contacted me over the phone and got confirmed that it was a bogus mail.  

Friends who get similar mail, particularly those in foreign countries are requested to ignore this mail. My heartfelt thanks to all those who contacted me with anxiety and appreciate their love and affection towards me.

With greetings
Blogger Neeraja said...
Hi Mama, I was surprised to get an email from you too. But I decided to check out tour website because I suspected fraud. Thanks for letting us know that it was a fake email. Hopefully no one gets trapped in this scam. Regards, Neeraja
June 24, 2010 6:14 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN said...
This is in response to my mail. Dear BHASKARAN, Thank you for your concern and help, I really appreciate your effort trying to help me out. My phone is not working here. I can only be reached via email. let me know if you can help me out. My return ticket is dated for Friday morning, Kindly let me know how soon you can help me out. You will help me send the money through Western Union Here are the details: Name: Hariharan Vaidayanathan Address : 21 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PB, Scotland kindly help me to make the transfer as soon as you receive this email and once you have it sent, send me the transfer control number with the Receipt used in sending it. Thanks so much and sorry to bother you. With greetings Hariharan
June 24, 2010 7:15 PM
Blogger Vinod said...
Dear Shri hariharan, As told by others, I also got the same mail. I think some fraud has hacked our yahoo & google group and sent mails to everyone in those groups. From the construction of the mail, I was almost sure that the mail was misleading. Thanks to God that I didn't respond to it. Thank God that you are also safe. Regards, Vinod N N
June 26, 2010 8:06 PM
Blogger Ananth said...
Dear Mr.Hariharan, When I recd the 1st mail, initially I was wondering whether a person of ur calibre could be really in such position. Further the sender has apparently has accessed ur mail to me abt 5 days back. There is a statement that u forgot to inform ur trip to Scotland.It is interesting to note that ur Tel No. which is noramlly seen below ur signature was missing in the mail. So getting ur from ur earlier mail, I contacted ur residence. I was told that u are busy on another line. Then to see how the sender responds I sent a mail . To this I recd a 2nd mail the contents of which was similar to what was recd by Mr.Bharathan. Now if I want contact u regarding contributing to ur blog, what is ur ID. Regards Ananthanarayanan
June 26, 2010 8:09 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr. Ananth, My id remains the same. I changed my password, so he is not able to have access to my mails any more. Please send your contributions.
June 27, 2010 6:29 AM

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Carnatic Music Raagaas - Bhushavali


64 vAcaspati janya
A: S R2 G3 M2 P D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M2 G3 R2 S
gOpanandana valaripunuta
ruNDa mAlAla - HB
shambum kaToram - HB
tanamIda nE - T

Not to be confused with bhUshAvati, another name for vAcaspati

  1. Nee dhayavasi - M.L. Vasanthakumari 
  2. Gopanandana - M. S. Subbalakshmi 
  3. Gopanandana - Gayathri Venkatraghavan
Blogger Revati.Nidhi said...
Shri Hariharan, Your email id has probably been compromised. Received a spurious mail this morning. No point in sending mail to that ID regarding the incident - hence posting here. tks raghu
June 23, 2010 8:31 PM
Blogger மத்யமன் said...
Sir Can you upload MMI recordings from your collection like TNS , TVS and MVS. Would be great help and one stop place for us to download and preserve the treasure.
June 25, 2010 2:51 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Madhyaman, I will. Please give me some time
June 27, 2010 6:31 AM
Blogger Ananth said...
Dear Madhyaman, While I m sure Shri Hariharan would help u, I suggest u also Kindly go to which is an one stop for a treasure of over 40000 mp3s. Lots of MMIs in this treasure for free download. Regards Ananth
June 30, 2010 1:45 AM
Blogger Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...
Hey Hi, Just came across your blog and nice to see a post on Raga Bhushavali. The reason is that my name is the same!!! :) Drop by mine sometime!!! :) My Travelogue
December 2, 2010 4:18 PM