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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Annamaya - Paadasourabham

Laugh ! it is good for health

Art sans brush ! Awesome on Sand

How beautifully the wrinkles on the cloth is worked out !

Concert - Abhishek Raghuram

Download 01-mAl_marugan-varNa-hindhOLa-Adhi-TM_thyAgarAjan (1).mp3
Download 02-question_answer.mp3
Download 03-gAna_suDhArasa-nAta-Adhi-Dr_MBK.mp3
Download 04-nI_allAl_ini-kAnada-Adhi-GNB.mp3
Download 05-question_answer.mp3
Download 06-rAga_pallavi-kalyANi-TNS.mp3
Download 07-question_answer.mp3
Download 09-appreciation_and_thanks_to_jayaTV.mp3
Download 10-karpanayE-sAma-mishra_chApu-R_kumarEsh.mp3

....that if you ask an impertinent question, you are on the
way to a pertinent answer.

Jacob Bronowski said that, and he was right. Therefore,
never be afraid to ask the question that it seems shouldn't
matter. Especially if it has to do with religion or God.

CwG says, "The question! The question! Always live
within the question!"  It is when you think you have 
all the answers that expansion ends, growth stops, and
your arrogance begins.

What question do you wish to humbly ask today?

nandakumar said...
namaskaram sir, thanks a ton.Its awesome. He is a genius. regards, nandakumar.
February 29, 2012 9:18 PM

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rare Suseela's song

from the face book of Shrijit Nair


What a confusion


Krishna said...
February 28, 2012 5:11 PM

Shadow domination in the inverted image

Ladies ! Don't be Jealous


Anonymous said...
has to be a mallu university campus.
March 2, 2012 12:56 AM

Bet, you will watch this again

Saras said...
Brilliant piece of Photography! At a first Glance one wonders whether it is the man or woman that is standing behind. A deeper look reveals that it is the woman who is behind the Man reading the magazine. Amazing photo, Loved it!
March 1, 2012 8:10 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Concert - Panthularama

Download 01- Intha modi - Saranga - Tyagaraja.mp3
Download 02- Gajananayudam-Chakravaham - Dikshitar.mp3
Download 03 - Anaadhudanu ganu - Jingala- Tyagaraja.mp3
Download 04- Sudha Mayee - Amirthavarshini - Muthaiah Bhagavathar.mp3
Download 05- Chakkani Raja-Karaharapriya - Tyagaraja.mp3
Download 06- Thani.mp3
Download 07- Manasa sancharare - Saama - Sadasiva Brahmendra.mp3
Download 08- Ramachandra Prabhu Raghu Vamsa Rama - Bhajan.mp3
Download 09- Thillana - Paras.mp3


  ...that life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds
and words return to us sooner or later with astounding

Florence Scovel Shinn said that, and she was right. So
before you think, do, or say anything -- imagine what it
would be like to receive what you are sending.

Then, go one step further. Decide ahead of time what
you would like to receive...and then send it. Quite
deliberately. That is, give to, or cause in the life of,
another what you would like to now experience. the magic.

Blogger Narayan said...
Thank you...
February 26, 2012 10:56 AM

Art sans brush in snow

 Narayan said...
February 26, 2012 10:57 AM

Ippadiyum oru friend thevai machchaan


Concert - G.N. Balasubramanian

  1. Evari bodhana - Abhogi
  2. Saptaswara - Jaganmohini 
  3. Aalaapana - Panthuvarali
  4. Parpaalaya - Panthuvarali
  5. Aalaapana - Begada
  6. Kalayami Raguraamam - 1
  7. Kalyaami - 2 
  8. Aalaapanaa - Saaveri 
  9. Karikalaaba mukham
  10. Aalaapana - Sudhdhsaveri
  11. Dharini telusukonti -1 
  12. Dharini telusukonti - 2 
  13. Thani 
  14. Yagnayadulu 
  15. Vara raagalaya - Chenchu kambodhi
  16. Vararagalaya - contd
  17. Raagam - Kalyaani
  18. Thaanam 
  19. Pallavi - Un dharisanam kidaikkumo
  20. Thani 
  21. Sapasya Kausalya 
. ...that nothing good is ever created by deception.

Not even the smallest untruth, not even the most
well-intended "white lie," will produce benefit in the
long run. So tell your truth as soon as you know it.

Yes, yes, I know...."But then...but then..." So you'll
have to decide which of the "But then's" you want.
There will always be a "But then." Yet shall it be one
you endure, or one you create?

If it's control you want, telling the truth puts you in
total control. Ever think of that?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Are there melodies like this in nowadays tamil movies ? Am I missing something?

from the face book of Keshav RajBlogger BHASKARAN19 said...

Probably in new Tamil dictionary the meaning for Melody is different
February 25, 2012 9:09 AM
 Saras said...
Tamil Movie Songs have gone down so much in quality, except for a few good composers, that it is absolutely revolting to hear them.
February 26, 2012 5:45 PM

Laugh ! It is good for health

A woman is driving 1st time on the highway. Her husband calls & says:-"Be careful love, it's just been on the radio that some one is driving the wrong way on the highway"....... She replies :- "Someone..?" "These idiots are in hundreds "

A melody and beautifully depicting the love

This is the time when songs like "Kolaveri di" becomes an instant hit...and songs like this, where musicians painstakingly put lot of effort in creating a melody...goes un-noticed. Some people think that Ilayaraja's time is over..Listen to this now .A wonderful melody composed by the legend and sung by his current favourite singer Shreya Ghoshal. Exemplary usage of Raga Sivaranjini which is usually used for sad/emotional songs... Hats off !
Shrijit Nair in the facebook.

When I saw this, I felt as though I was caressed by Peacock feather, by the way in which the beauty of the love was depicted by the Director, Photographer and Editor (also by the actors)and telling so many things ( for example the hero is a non believer in God, yet love wins). I do not know whether I will be able to sit, through out the movie. But, I am tempted to see this movie

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Be happy for ever

Annamaya - Padasoundaryamu

  1. Yelaradamma
  2. Pattina pantame
  3. Idovo Naabhagyamu
  4. Valega vesalu
  5. Nakun cheppare
  6. Manavi cheppitini
  7. Anaradu vinaradu
  8. Chaluvulu vendlu 
  9. Yeuvari vadaganu 
  10. Kalalone Iruvuramu
  11. Oyamma
  12. Vedambulu Poranikambulu

Blogger VaK said...
Sir, thanks for this upload. No.6 and No.9 are not downloading.
February 25, 2012 12:46 PM

Blogger hvaidya said...
Mr. VaK,
They are working . Try again
March 21, 2012 9:15 PM

This is impossible

Who said man has totally evolved from the monkey this man would make monkeys envy wow 

I don’t know of too many people that could do on the ground, what this guy does in the air!  Guess you can never under estimate a small guy. 
He must be made of totally special elastic  muscle alone without any bones to do this act !

PLease click the LINK below. Do not miss it

Sent by Mr. Balayogi

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Exams are fast approaching. Boys beware !

Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this video!

Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bagawathar accompanied by Mysore T.Chowdiah- Nikhilla Papa Vinasini(composed by T.Chowdiah) in Ragam-Shanmugapriya- circa 1940s

Please click below to see this rare video

Blogger Varadarajan.R said...
A ton of thanks.
February 21, 2012 11:40 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...
It is golden treasure you have stuck.

PS: Now a days posting comments have become extremely difficult becoz the words identification becomes too difficult atleast for me.
February 22, 2012 8:14 PM
Anonymous said...
Mr. Vaidyanathan...
Some further details from The Hindu archives on this film:

"The story of “Vani” was written by Hirannaiah who directed the film jointly with N.M. Gopal. As expected Chowdiah composed the music along with one of the veterans of the Kannada stage and cinema. ‘Harmonium’ H.K. Seshagiri Rao.

One of the interesting features of “Vani” was the on-screen appearance of the giant of Carnatic music, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. Chowdiah, a charismatic person with strong persuasive powers succeeded in bringing Chembai to appear in “Vani.” Chembai renders a Carnatic music performance in the film accompanied by Chowdiah on the violin and the accompanying artiste who played on the inndangam was the greatest ‘tala’ vidwan of all times and percussion maestro, Paighat T. S. Mani Iyer. Chowdiah composed in Shanmugapriya raga. the song “Nikhilla Papa Vinasini” which was sung by Chembai. The duration of the sequence which contains a solo performance on the mridangam by the immortal Mani Iyer is nearly ten minutes. May not be pure cinema but certainly a musical treat.’

Chowdiah offered Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar Rs. 5,000 (quite a fortune in 1940’s) as remuneration but the famed vidwan who thought poorly of movies refused to touch it However he was persuaded to accept the money which he donated to the Parthasarathy swami temple in Chembai village for making a goldarmour’ for the presiding deity.

“Vani” narrated the story of a musician and the problems and pressures of his life. "
March 4, 2012 10:42 AM

Monday, February 20, 2012

Annamaya - Padamandakini

India’s dubious Secularists

Maqbool Fida Husain and Salman Rushdie are a telling comparison and contrast to capture the true character of secular India. Both are Muslims by birth. Both were born in colonial India’s Bombay Presidency. Husain, some 32 years when Rushdie was a child, died last year. Husain was an artist. Rushdie is a writer. Both had become famous, globally — Husain through his paintings and Rushdie through his writings. Husain lived all his life in India before he exiled and became a Qatari in 2006. But Rushdie lives in the UK as a British citizen. While Rushdie excited the highly sensitive Muslims to turn against him, Husain managed to irritate the not-so-sensitive Hindus. Take Husain first.
This is how Husain annoyed the soft Hindus. He used his fertile imagination and painting skills to undress all well-dressed Hindu gods, goddesses, depict them naked and used his popularity to market them. He drew a naked Goddess Lakshmi sitting on Lord Ganesha’s head. He painted Durga in sexual union with a tiger. He portrayed a naked Goddess Saraswati holding a veena. He painted a naked Parvati with her son Ganesha. He depicted a naked Hanuman, seeing a naked Sita sitting on the thigh of naked Ravana. He painted a naked Bharatmata twice — once in the shape of India with names of the states of India on her naked body, alongside a naked sadhu in the Bay of Bengal. But his art on Muslims was a telling contrast. He drew a fully clad Muslim king alongside a naked Brahmin. He completely covered, even with purdah, the Muslim women he drew, which of course included his mother and daughter. He fully attired the Muslim poets he painted.Some Hindus, who saw his perverted art demeaning the Hindu divinities, began protesting at his exhibitions and filing criminal cases. Seeing mounting protests and cases, Husain moved out of India. The government of India, judiciary, political parties and, of course, the media, all rushed to defend Husain’s right to freedom — his right to offend Hindus and demean their gods. There were protests against Husain. But no one issued an order to kill him. No one was injured, no one was hurt and none was killed. Yet, the protests were labelled by ‘seculars’ as ‘saffron terror’.Now come to Rushdie, a contrast. His life is living hell since he wrote his controversial book The Satanic Verses. Though living, he has, by now, died a million times since February 4, 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fiat (fatwa) to Muslims to kill him. But, why should Khomeini order the killing of a fellow Muslim? With almost a generation gone since 1988 when Rushdie wrote the infamous book, it is time to recall some history. Rushdie’s book was about a disputed tradition in Islam. According to it, Mohammed (depicted in Rushdie’s book as Mahound) had first added three verses (Sura) in the Quran, accepting three goddesses that used to be worshipped in Mecca as divine beings, but later revoked the verses saying that Devil (Satan) had tempted him to utter the verses to appease the Meccans — so the title ‘Satanic Verses’ for the disputed verses. The Rushdie book set off violent reaction from Muslims.Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh blew himself up in a central London hotel while making a bomb intended to kill Rushdie in 1989. Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese translator of Rushdie’s book was stabbed to death in July 1991. Ettore Capriolo, the Italian translator, was stabbed and seriously injured in the same month. And Aziz Nesin, the Turkish language translator, was the target in the events that led to massacre of 37 people in July 1993. William Nygaard, a Norway publisher, was almost killed in Oslo in October 1993. In Belgium, two Muslim leaders who had opposed Khomeini’s ‘Kill Rushdie’ fiat, were killed. Two bookstores in California, and five in England, were fire-bombed. Twelve people died during rioting in Mumbai. This list does not exhaust the violence.Starting from then and till now, Rushdie has been hitting headlines for the wrong reasons. Now again Rushdie is in the news. Rushdie had been invited to the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012, Asia’s largest, a week back. Muslims threatened agitations and Rushdie’s presence would have meant violence. So the Indian Intelligence Bureau invented an input saying that four hired assassins were roaming around to kill Rushdie. This was proved fake, calculated to prevent Rushdie from coming to India. The four participants who had read out from The Satanic Verses at the meet ran away from India to escape arrest. William Dalrymple, the festival director, got death threats. Finally, Rushdie’s video address to the Jaipur festival was dropped as, according to organisers, it risked the lives of the participants from the Muslim protesters outside.The contrast is self-evident. Rushdie, who just wrote about a disputed tradition in Islam, was hounded for decades and is on a death threat even now, and people who had nothing to do with either the book or Rushdie have been butchered. Even today the fear of slaughter in his name haunts the world, as the Jaipur meet shows. But, all that Husain, who, in the name of freedom hurt the Hindus — “considered as the gentlest and most civilised on the earth” according to Mahatma Gandhi — faced were normal protests. The protests by Hindus against Husain were ant-bite compared to the scale of violence against Rushdie’s book, even though the hurt to the Hindu sentiments by the perverted paintings of Husain were explicit and undeniably monumental. But what is distressingly shameful is the politics of contrast. See how the secular media, parties, leaders and state glorified Husain’s right to abuse Hindu gods and goddesses to wound Hindus and how the same secular actors repeatedly decried Rushdie’s similar right to hurt Muslims. Now something even more shameful. The ‘seculars’, including the media, had ceaselessly condemned the normal protests against shows displaying Husain’s painting and pontificated to Hindus about the need for tolerance. But they wouldn’t utter a word against the violence by Muslims nor ask them to be tolerant. The reason is obvious. They are dishonest.  Muslims rightly felt offended by Rushdie’s reckless literary work. And Hindus were justly hurt by Husain’s perverted art.   Muslims, highly excitable, however reacted violently. Instead of holding both Rushdie and Husain wrong, the seculars faulted Rushdie and praised Husain. Why? Because, being insensitive to Hindus and pretending to be sensitive to Muslims is enough to make one secular. QED: Such secularism is perversion — and a dangerous one.

by S Gurumurthy/New Indian Express dated 31st Jan 2012

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thank God there is still somebody out there that will call a spade a spade.

I hope MFH is reaping the "benefits" of his "artistic" freedom !
February 21, 2012 2:23 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
These are unfortunate comments by one ignorant of the larger truths. Just painting a nude picture or depicting a God in various postures does not make for a criminal act. or anti-religious act. For information, Husain painted over 10,000 paintings, and not more than 200 of these depicted Gods in 'unnatural positions". People who have never seen his works became rabid because someone said these were anit-hindu. And hounded him out of India. he was a great Indian, humanitarian who loved his country. Incidentally, every major temple in South has Mithuna sculptures in it. Will anti-Husain people go and demolish these? Even RAvi varma has painted nudes.

One needs tolerance and understanding of artistic license. This is very much in short supply.

Incidentally, I am a devout Hindu Iyengar, who has as much interest in protecting his religion as the fellow next door. I think reviling someone like Husian = defending your faith.

I am also a regular follower of this blog, its posting and the invaluable service it does....
February 21, 2012 12:28 PM
Blogger Varadarajan.R said...
a hindu can paint a nude god and can get stick from the same community. but a muslim cant. i have all rights to praise or criticize the geetha or vedas/upanishads, but who am i to condemn or criticize the bible or quran ?? Religious tolerance is very important.
February 21, 2012 4:38 PM

Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Mr Anonymous Iyengar,
Even though Mithuna sculptures are in many temples, No God or Goddess whom Hindus worship are shown as nude.
February 21, 2012 9:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was a great sympathiser of Husain until I saw a collection of his nude god paintings in this same forum that really opened my eyes. These paintings were extremely vulgal and without artistic merit except that they were painted by a socalled great artist. As for Rushdie, his fiction is equally without great merit and he has shamelesslly made capital out of the fatwah issued against him. The comments of British police personnel protecting him when he was under threat make interesting reading and Rushdie comes out as a boor and a lout. There are many excellent aspiring writers as well as talented but unknown painters who are equally deserving of your attention and praise or at least your encouragement.
February 22, 2012 12:11 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
As for sclptures of Gods never shown naked, I beg to disagree. The most fundamental of all Hindu concepts, Shakti, is deified from the time of Vedas as Aditi or Lajja Gauri. She is always shown naked, with thighs spread. The meaning is that She is the Mother of all, giving birth to all people, mst sacred. She is seen depicted thus in many temples. You can even see Her at the Chennai Museum (Amaravati Sculptures) .
Also see a scholarly note on Aditi at:

SO, it is a matter of how you interpret what you see. I do not think of Aditi as a sex symbol. She is the Mother Goddess.

i hope we can leave this discussion at this point, and agree to disagree.
February 23, 2012 1:03 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
I regret for my ignorance. Since, I have not seen any such sculptures, I was under that impression. Would M.F. Hussein have treated our Gods as Mothers? I agree it is better we agree to disagree.
February 23, 2012 8:04 PM

Concert - Aiswarya Vidya Raghunath

  1. Varnam - Sri
  2. Raamaa nee pai
  3. Aalaapana - Ramapriya
  4. Korina varam - Ramapriya
  5. Vinaradha - Dhevagandhari
  6. Aalaapana - Dhanyaasi
  7. Paradevata - Dhanyaasi
  8. Thani 
  9. Paiyadaa - Naadanaamakriya
  10. Maarubaari - Kamaas
  11. Maryaadha - Suratti
Courtesy :

...that you were created to create -- not to react.

Creation is the highest form of Divinity, and your
birthright. Truth is, you are creating all the time. The
central question in your life is whether you are
doing this consciously or unconsciously.

Conscious creation is what is needed now. Stop
moping. And stop thinking negative thoughts. Just
get on with it! Tomorrow awaits your choice as to
how its going to be. Call the shots! Make it happen!
You're in charge here. 

Blogger nandakumar said...
namaskaram sir, I think there is a problem in downloading song no.9..paiyadaa. regards
February 20, 2012 9:15 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
I have uploaded No 9 afresh. Hope this works now.
February 21, 2012 10:15 PM
Blogger nandakumar said...
namaskaram sir,
thanks a ton, I could download the song now. regards nandakumar.
February 22, 2012 7:45 AM

Tamil - Art of Charity (அறம் செய்ய விரும்பு)

Role of NGO, About Charity, an excellent exposition on the tamil one-liner அறம் செய்ய விரும்பு by His Holiness Srimad Ubhaya Vedanta S.A.R. Prasanna Venkatachariar Chaturvedi Swamy during the enthralling occasion of the Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust's Decennial celebrations.

Sent by Mr Seshadri Srinivasan