Archive for July, 2011
Veera Mangai Velunachiyar was one of the queens in the 18th century in South India. She rebelled against the British Empire and fought for the freedom of India. She was born in 1730 AD to the Mannar Sellamuthu Sethupathy and to Rani Sakandhimuthal of Ramnad Kingdom. She was the only daughter of this Royal family. The Royal couple had no male heir. The royal family brought up the Princess, Velunachiyar, like Prince of Ramnad due to this reason. She was trained in the skills of using weapons and also in martial arts like Valari, stick fighting etc. She learnt horse riding and archery earlier. The Royal couple had engaged teachers to teach her many languages like French, English and Urdu. Thus this young brave Princess had excellent training in all war techniques. She was a scholar in many languages and was ready to rule the Ramnad Kingdom . She married Sivagangai Mannar Muthuvaduganathar at the age of sixteen. In the year 1772 , the English invaded her kingdom . Velu Nachiyar heard that her husband Raja Muthu Vaduganathar and her daughter young Princess Gowri Nachiyar were killed in Kalaiyar Koil war. This war was held in Kalaiyar Koil palace. British More >
We will be celebrating 64th Independence Day of India on 15th August this year. India has made considerable progress in various fields since Independence in spite of so many drawbacks. Most noticeable are in the expansion and diversification of production both in the Industry and Agriculture. New technology was introduced in many Industries. Large scale investment was made in a variety of Industries. Modern Management Techniques were introduced in many fields. An entirely new class of entrepreneurs have come up with the support system of the Government. India has achieved considerable growth in several sectors till now. I am giving below an analysis of both sides of the coin.
1)Increase in life expectancy
4)Better infrastructure in Cities
5)Super speciality hospitals for those who can afford
6)Super speciality hospital facility free of charge for Poor by institutes like Satya Sai Foundation
7)Communication accessibility in Villages
8)Leaps and bounds progress in IT sector
9) Accessibility of Electronic Media even in Villages
10)Saving culture among Middle class
11)Good quality Highways
12)Good progress in Polio eradication
Other side of the Coin:
I – Ice cool attitude towards loss of Human life due to terrorist attacks, natural calamities by the Government and Politicians. Press and Electronic media treating it as sensational news. Loss of Human life More >
Indian youth have adopted Western way of life on the wrong side. Everyone is aware of the damage done to the Country in the name of fashion and modern way of life. I wonder why people simply can’t adopt the positive side of Western culture. I am giving below the positive side of American way of life.
1) Dignity of Labour: Americans simply don’t mind switching jobs. They switch from highly paid job to a bus driver in no time if they lose the job. No job is mean and degrading for them as long as it is not begging.
2) Switching Roles or Role Reversal : Husband doesn’t mind doing domestic chores exclusively and also adopt himself comfortably as a baby sitter in case he loses his job and the wife has a job. Practically no ego hassles.
3)They keep their streets and surroundings clean.
4)They handle their luggage themselves.
5) Husband and wife share all domestic chores including cleaning their toilets, bathrooms, cleaning utensils and washing clothes etc. No problem what so ever.
6) Garbage is collected in large bags. In fact the garbage is segregated. It means the paper, plastic, kitchen and other garbage should be tied in separate bags and should be More >
This state is called the land of Saints . Saints like Namdev, Jnaneshwar, Tukaram, Gora Kumbhar and Sakkubai were born in this State. The Great Maratha King Shivaji and great men like Bheemrao Ambedkar, Gopalkrishna Gokhale, Bal Gangadhar Tilak hail from this state in India. Marathi is spoken in this state. Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is its capital.
Maharashtrian actors have strong background of stage whether they are TV actors or Film actors. The Marathi actors who are popular in Bollywood are Amol Palekar, Smitha Patil, Nutan, Tanuja, Kajol and Nana Patekar. The popular Bollywood female singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle are Maharashtrian Sisters who have huge fan following across the globe. They are both trained in Hindusthani Classical music as well. Their brother Hrudayanath Mangeshkar is a popular music director of Marathi movies. Marathi actors generally excel in dialogue delivery and voice modulation. Their acting looks natural. The popular Bollywood Music Director C.Ramchandra is Maharashtrian.
The popular actors and actresses of Marathi stage , TV and Films are Vikram Gokhale, Dr.Sreeram Lagu, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Reema Lagu, Savitha Prabhune, Ashok Saraf, Lakshmikanth Berde, Sateesh Pulekar, Neelu Phule, Dr.Mohan Agashe, Atul Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni , Dr.Nishigandha Wad , Nivedita Joshi, More >
Mumbai is the financial capital of India and the capitol of Maharashtra State in India. Its population is around 20.5 millions. The State’s language is Marathi. It is the dream city for everyone in India to make it big no matter whether the person is rich or poor. Everyone thinks in terms of making their lives better and better in this mega city. Everyone seems to think Mumbai is akin to Pushpak Viman and that there will still be some extra space left to accommodate some more people. The million dollars question is whether it is really worth going to Mumbai even for making a living at least though not for making it big come what may. Its infrastructure is on the verge of collapse.
Mumbai has become terribly overcrowded and the life of common man has become simply miserable. Local trains and buses are the main means of public transport. Other transport being Taxis and Auto rickshaws. Common man simply can’t afford to stay in suburbs like Dadar, Matunga, Sion and Chembur. He can’t even afford to stay in other luxury suburbs even in a dream. That is the reason why common man stays in far off places like Badlapur. More >
Source: Geeta Govindam Song Name: Pralaya Payodhi Singers: MS. Subbu Lakshmi Video Courtesy Kamakotisankara Poet: Shri Jayadeva
pralaya-payodhi-jale dhrtavan asi vedam vihita-vahitra-caritram akhedam kesava dhrta-mina-sarira jaya jagadisa hare
ksitir iha vipulatare tisthati tava prste dharani-dharana-kina-cakra-garisthe kesava dhrta-kurma-sarira jaya jagadisa hare
vasati dasana-sikhare dharani tava lagna sasini kalanka-kaleva nimagna kesava dhrta-sukara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vamana pada-nakha-nira-janita-jana-pavana kesava dhrta-vamana-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
ksatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-papam snapayasi payasi samita-bhava-tapam kesava dhrta-bhrgupati-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
vitarasi diksu rane dik-pati-kamaniyam dasa-mukha-mauli-balim ramaniyam kesava dhrta-rama-sarira jaya jagadisa hare
vahasi vapusi visade vasanam jaladabham hala-hati-bhiti-milita-yamunabham kesava dhrta-haladhara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
nindasi yajna-vidher ahaha sruti-jatam sadaya-hrdaya darsita-pasu-ghatam kesava dhrta-buddha-sarira jaya jagadisa hare
mleccha-nivaha-nidhane kalayasi karavalam dhumaketum iva kim api karalam kesava dhrta-kalki-sarira jaya jagadisa hare
sri-jayadeva-kaver idam uditam udaram srnu sukha-dam subha-dam bhava-saram kesava dhrta-dasa-vidha-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
vedan uddharate jaganti vahate bhu-golam udbibhrate daityam darayate balim chalayate ksatra-ksayam kurvate paulastyam jayate halam kalayate karunyam atanvate mlecchan murchayate dasakrti-krte krsnaya tubhyam namah
The accompanying Sanskrit poem in Carnatic Ragamalika is “Dasavatara Gita Govinda” beautifully rendered by Bharat Ratna Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi
India is the land of mystery. Our Country is very rich in Mathematics, Science, Music, Dance, Temple Architecture etc. Our ancient Saints devised Vedic Mathematics. They used to solve Mathematical Problems in no time with these special techniques called Vedic Mathematics. I t’s very easy and fun to learn. Any person irrespective of age can learn without any difficulty. Daily practice for half an hour sharpens the brain and makes a person confident. It is the confidence that matters in life. It expedites the progress of a person. In addition one can become a Mathematics Wizard since only few thousands know speed multiplication among billions of people. Daily practice prevents a person from getting Alzheimer’s disease due to regular exercise of the brain. I am giving below certain simple methods to solve multiplication in no time.
I) Taking 100 AS BASE
METHOD : Here the base is 100: 92 is less than 100 by 8 and 99 is less than 100 by 1. Therefore multiply 8 and 1. We get 8, Write 8 in the answer. There are two zeroes in 100 . So there must be two places . Instead we got one place that is 8. We have More >
Indian Parents always think that their children can prosper well only when they graduate in Professional Courses such as Medicine and Engineering. They convince / force their children to excel in studies. So the race to excel begins mostly in 6th class itself. They don’t bother to think about how much strain they are exerting on their children right from attending regular classes to endless tutorials. Poor and middle class Parents pressurize their children much in order that their children get seats in the Government Professional colleges the selection for which is purely based on merit since they can’t afford to pay huge donations in private Professional colleges for getting a seat in the name of Education. The parents should understand that the Engineering courses in India are something akin to that of a search for an oasis in a desert.
In M.B.B.S Course there is a provision to learn about their Profession. This is called internship. They learn how to take the history record of the patient. They observe their Senior Doctors method of treating various patients depending upon the nature of the disease. This is an added advantage.
Engineering courses are theory based combined with a nominal Workshop More >
C.Krishnaveni or Meka Krishnaveni is a legendary actress, singer, producer and studio – owner of South Indian film industry. Many may not know her now but 60 years ago she was a star heroine. She was also a great singer and producer. She was the wife of a great film producer, director and the owner of the famous Sobhanachala Studios, the Raja of Mirzapuram (Meka Rangayya). Krishnaveni has many records on her name. She produced the first patriotic film in India – Mana Desam, which was released in 1949. She introduced the famous actor N.T.Rama Rao in her film Mana Desam. She promoted Ghantasala Venkateshwara Rao as music director in this film. She also introduced the legendary music director Ramesh Naidu in her film Dampathyam (1957).
Krishnaveni was born on 26th December, 1924 in Pangidi village located in the Krishna district of Madras presidency. This village is now located in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Her father Yerramsetti Krishna Rao was a doctor. Her mother Nagaraju was a stage actress. She was beautiful and learnt classical dance. Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao, who later became a famous music director of Telugu films used to give music to Nagaraju’s stage-plays. Nagaraju’s plays were directed by Dronamraju Kameshwara Rao. Krishnaveni learnt music in her childhood due More >