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Monday, November 29, 2010

Mom ! a job or more than being a mere mom

Calling all Women,  Are you just a Mom?
Oh, No, there must be something more than being a mere Mom!

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office,
was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
"What I mean is, " explained the recorder,
"do you have a job or are you just a ...?"
"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.
"I'm a Mom."
"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,
'housewife' covers it,"
Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.

The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
"Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed..

What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out..
"I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in mid air and
looked up as though she had not heard right.
I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,
"just what you do in your field?"
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the human ties,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!

And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom."

What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers
"Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations"
And great grandmothers
"Executive Senior Research Associates?"
I think so!!!
I also think it makes Aunts
"Associate Research Assistants..."

Please let this read by another Mom,
And other friends you know.

Received from Murlidhar chaturvedi 
Blogger BALAJI K said...
A superb one! Even I used to think twice when I hear the term house-wife! In fact the mothers are 'working from home' and may be better termes as home-workers and that is the state of affairs. If a lady says she is not employed, she is unemployed and it ends at that! You have put it very nicely as "Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations". This is fantastic and is the perfect fact!
November 29, 2010 7:48 PM

Blogger sury said...
A housewife is nowadays described a homemaker in India. She is a designer,resource planner, strategist, executive as well as an auditor and a vigilance commissioner in her area of home affairs. Why u can't call her: Chief Secretary, Home Affairs. In a study I am told conducted a decade ago in USA, it was found that the financial value of a housewife is fourteen times that of her valuable husband. Incredible but true !!
December 2, 2010 8:21 AM

Ariyakkudi to Abhishek

Here are songs from stalwarts to current artists of various songs by Divine Trinity. It is a beautiful Kadhamba maalai like. Youngsters can find how our music is evolved in the past 100 and odd years.

  1. Gnaanamu saga - Ariyakkudi 
  2. Sri maha and Nijamarmam - Chembai and MMI 
  3. Hariharaputhram - M.S. S 
  4. Devi brova - K.V.N 
  5. Maha ganapathim - M.D.R 
  6. Saadinchane - G.N.B 
  7. Nee dhaya raadhaa - N.C.V 
  8. Ranga naayakam - D.K.P 
  9. Santhaana - Radha Jayalakshmi 
  10. Vallabha - Semmangudi 
  11. Aanandhaamrutha - M.L.V 
  12. Paahi raama - Musiri  
  13. Maayamma - D.K.J  
  14. Thiagarja - Balamurali 
  15. Kaadhana vaariki - Viswanatha Iyer 
  16. Cherarava - Alathur Bros 
  17. Dhinamani - Maharajapuram Santhanam 
  18. Ninnuvina - Vedavalli 
  19. Gurulekha - Madurai Somu 
  20. Evarani - S.G.Kittappa 
  21. Manavyaala - Seshagopalan 
  22. Ekaambaresa - O.S.T  
  23. Niravathisuga - Charumathi 
  24. Meevalla - T.V.S  
  25. Marukelara - Sudha  
  26. Swarajathi - T.M.Krishna 
  27. Enthamudhdho - Bombay Jayashri 
  28. Simhaasana - Sanjay 
  29. Swarajathi - Thodi - M.S.S and Semmangudi 
  30. Budhamaasrayami - S.Ramanathan 
  31. Sujana Jeevana - Nithyasri 
  32. Akhilaandeswari - S. Gaayathri
  33. Endaro and Anuraagamule - Higgins and Sowmya 
  34. Kamalaambaa - Priya sisters 
  35. Mundhu venu - Neiveli 
  36. Jagadaanandaka - M.S.S 
  37. Kaamakshi - begada - Vijay siva 
  38. Thalli Ninnu - Kalyanai - D.K.P 
  39. Vinanasakuni - Aruna Sairam 
  40. Swarajathi - Bhairavi- Balamurali 
  41. Dhayaraa nee - Mohanam - M.L.V 
  42. Sri lakshmi varaham - Sanjay 
  43. Okabaari - Kalavathi - Hyd. Bros 
  44. Sogasu chooda - Bombay Jayashri 
  45. Sri Kamalaamba - Sri - Balaji Shankar 
  46. Swaminatha - S.P. Ramh 
  47. Naadha dhanum - Priya sisters 
  48. Maaye - N.C.V 
  49. Nenarunchira - Hyd. Bros 
  50. Dhayaanidhe - Begada - Mani Krishnaswamy 
  51. Sree sathya - Sankaran Namboodhri 
  52. Dhudukugala - B.V.Raman & B. V. Lakshman 
  53. Ninnu vina - Radha jayalakshmi 
  54. Enthaveduko - T.K. Govinda Rao 
  55. Saketha niketha - R.K. srikantan 
  56. Sankari sankuru - M.L.V 
  57. Pantureethi - Chembai 
  58. Sri vidhya - Jaganmohni - R.Vedavalli 
  59. Narasimha - Bilahari  
  60. Maakelara - Sangeetha 
  61. Nee bhajana - Master Balamurali 
  62. Telisirama - T.N.S 
  63. Maamava meenaakshi - Sriram Parthasarathy 
  64. Vara naarada - Vidya bhushana 
  65. Paalinchu kamakshi - Bhushani Kalyanaraman
  66. Ekadhantham - M.L.V
  67. Naadhaloludai - P. Unnikrishnan 
  68. Sri Dhakshine - P.S. Narayanaswamy 
  69. Intha kann - Priya sisters 
  70. Durusuga - Balamurali 
  71. Chintaye - Vijay siva 
  72. Sobillu - Sriram Gangadharan 
  73. Kaanakaana ruchira - S.P. Ramh 
  74. Dharmasamvirdhini - Sumitra vasudev 
  75. Seethamma - S.Gaayathri 
  76. Padhavini - Mallaadi Bros 
  77. Tharunam eadhamma - D.K.J 
  78. Kalala nerchina - Thrisoor Ramachandran 
  79. Pariyaachagama - Vanaspathi - Maharajapuram Ramachandran 
  80. Sri venkatagiri - Balaji 
  81. Sri viswanatham - M.L.V 
  82. Ea Raamuni - Nithyashri 
  83. Govardhana - T.N.S  
  84. Raama kadhasudha - O.S. T 
  85. Sarasijanabha - Ariyakudi 
  86. Venugana - T.M. Krishna 
  87. Thulsammaa - Abhishek Raghuram 
  88. Paarvathi ninnu - Nithyashri 
  89. Manamuledha - Vijay siva 
  90. Kanakasaila - Balamurali 
  91. Anupama - Sangeetha Krishna 
  92. Sankara Abhirami - Balaji 
  93. Ksheera saagara - Bombay sisters 
  94. Nannu brova - Nagamani Srinath 
  95. Kaayaarohanesam - Rajkumar Bharathi 
  96. Evaroora - Ranjani Gayathri 
  97. Maamava Pattabhirama - Sikkil Gurucharan 
  98. Raksha ganapathim - R.Ganesh 
  99. Emani migula - Thodi - Gayathri venkatraghavan 
  100. Mangalam - Sowmya
In this collection I tried to avoid repeating the songs, but not the artists. To the songs repeated, I could not get the artists I left. I will be on the look out to fill this gap in the coming days. Readers are requested to point out the errors if any.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sir! can you pls zip it in single folder so that we can download it faster rather clicking every song individually?
November 29, 2010 6:53 PM Blogger hvaidya said... I am not posting them on zip folder because, all the readers may not like to download all the songs. I am giving the free choice to readers to choose the song of their liking. This is how most of the readers want.
November 29, 2010 10:26 PM
Blogger r b subramanian said...
Dear Sri Hariharan, Item No.6 is repeat of item No.5 and not as mentioned. Kindly check it up. Best Wishes r b s
November 29, 2010 7:24 PM Blogger hvaidya said... Dear Mr. RBS, I have corrected. Thanks once again for prompt intimation.
November 29, 2010 10:24 PM
Blogger Hemalatha said...
Dear Sir, Wonderful collection and so meticulously compiled and shared for all of us to enjoy and cherish. Thanks a lot. Regards
December 2, 2010 9:37 PM