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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Concert - Madurai Mani Iyer (A marriage concert)

Download 01 - Vatapi .mp3
Download 02 - Budamasrayami.mp3
Download 03 - Enthaveduko.mp3
Download 04 - Meenakshi Me Mudham.mp3
Download 05 - CHAKKANI RAJA.mp3
Download 06 - Thani.mp3
Download 07 - Evaroora.mp3
Download 08 - Suki Evaro.mp3
Download 09 - Dunmarga.mp3
Download 10 - Vinanasakuni.mp3
Download 11 - Ka Va Va.mp3
Download 12 - Virutham.mp3
Download 13 - Vellaithamarai.mp3
Download 14 - Karpagame.mp3
Download 15 - Note.mp3
Download 16 - Eppovaruvaro.mp3
Download 17 - Mangalam.mp3

...that what you found was meant for you to keep.

You know exactly what this means, so stop trying to
figure it out. This was not brought to you so that you
could throw it away. Or ignore it. Or pretend it is
not there.

Look at it. Grab it and look right at it. Hold onto it.
There is more there,  much more, than you think.

Anonymous Venkat said...

thank you sir for yet another MMI concert. - Venkat
August 10, 2011 8:12 AM

The Benefits of Eating Together

"Come and get it" . It may be the dinner time, but when was the first time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an evening meal can be almost impossible! However, research is beginning to show that eating as a family has great benefits for your children and teenagers. Here are 8 more reasons why you should try to sit down together 5-6 times a week, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
Reason #1: Communication and Well-Being
Conversations during the meal provide opportunities for the family to bond, plan, connect, and learn from one another. It’s a chance to share information and news of the day, as well as give extra attention to your children and teens. Family meals foster warmth, security and love, as well as feelings of belonging. It can be a unifying experience for all.

Reason #2: Model Manners (and more)
Family mealtime is the perfect opportunity to display appropriate table manners, meal etiquette, and social skills. Keep the mood light, relaxed, and loving. Try not to instruct or criticize—lead by example. 

Reason # 3: Expand Their World…One Food at a Time
Encourage your children to try new foods, without forcing, coercing, or bribing. Introduce a new food along with some of the stand-by favorites. Remember that it can take 8-10 exposures to a new food before it is accepted, so be patient. Trying a new food is like starting a new hobby. It expands your child’s knowledge, experience, and skill. 

  • Include foods from other cultures and countries.
  • Select a new vegetable from a local farmer’s market.
  • Have your child select a new recipe from a cookbook, web site, newspaper, magazine or check out the recipes 

Reason #4: Nourish
Meals prepared and eaten at home are usually more nutritious and healthy. They contain more fruits, vegetables, and dairy products along with additional nutrients such as fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, and folate. Home cooked meals are usually not fried or highly salted, plus soda and sweetened beverage consumption is usually lower at the dinner table. 

Reason #5: Become Self-SufficientChildren today are missing out on the importance of knowing how to plan and prepare meals. Basic cooking, baking, and food preparation are necessities for being self-sufficient. Involve your family in menu planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation. Preschoolers can tear lettuce, cut bananas, and set the table. Older children can pour milk, peel vegetables, and mix batter. Teenagers can dice, chop, bake, and grill. Working as a team puts the meal on the table faster, as well as makes everyone more responsible and accepting of the outcome. Improved eating habits come with "ownership" of a meal.

Reason #6: Prevent Destructive Behaviors
Research shows that frequent family dinners (five or more a week), are associated with lower rates of smoking, drinking, and illegal drug use in pre-teens and teenagers when compared to families that eat together two or fewer times per week. Even as older children’s schedules get more complicated, it is important to make an effort to eat meals together. Scheduling is a must. 

Reason #7: Improve GradesChildren do better in school when they eat more meals with their parents and family. Teenagers who eat dinner four or more times per week with their families have higher academic performance compared with teenagers who eat with their families two or fewer times per week.

Reason # 8: Save MoneyMeals purchased away from home cost two to four times more than meals prepared at home. At present time the restaurant industry’s share of the total food dollar is more than 46%. Due to scheduling, commitments, and activities, families eat out several times each week. 

It is time to bring the "family" back to the dinner table. Sharing dinner together gives everyone a sense of identity. It can help ease day-to-day conflicts, as well as establish traditions and memories that can last a lifetime.

Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...

Excellent article, this is what is lacking in a family where both parents are earning and each one longing for love, affection, Right time to bring this. I am sharing this in my F/B for the benefit of all.

PS - Congrats for crossing yet another milestone of 300 offical followers.
August 9, 2011 7:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir Sri Vaithinathan Hariharan
Eating together. It is a joy when you are in a joint family. I have enjoyed it till my age 48. It is a commitment since the very remembering that brothers and sisters are waiting will force you to rush to the house and take food. The eating may last for nearly 30 minutes as we talk with each other, share the day's happenings and planning for the redressal of grievances for our relatives and cracking jokes. The most beautiful thing is everybody will consume more without knowing that. There was no health problems, partcularly stomach. Dining place is a great arena where the family stand as one. Present generation is not told of these things and they do not know what they have missed and missing. It is the fault of the elders. It is not the paucity of living area but the hearts have shrunk. Nobody wants to burden themselves with things thah they think are infringement on their privacy. Times willl change. I am sure that past days will come back.

Thank You Sir

With warm regards
August 9, 2011 9:28 PM