Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Solace from Skunky Politics

A Solace from Skunky Politics

It had been a while I came from Chennai to Irving on a business assignment. The period spanning from April to July had been witnessing for me to witness a few low-profile people spearheading with dirty politics of this sort. Perhaps, I have also explained it over here. The environment at Irving, Texas has been supporting me from more than one way in this:


  1. Keep myself away from hoodlums who constantly try to pull others down.
  2. Ensure that the mindset is pristine clear and crystal pure so that it is focussed only on productive tasks towards the welfare of the world.

I would be having a return to India sometime the first week of November and I am sure that the political gamut would have expanded to greet me in a more hostile cold war atmosphere. At the same time, my current atmosphere has geared me with an immunity gear to ignore all sorts of those unwarranted unruly brickbats which are of no use to any one. The other day, I was watching the film (Sri Raghavendra) where the (female) associates of the Nawab of Adoni used to giggle with sinister objective when Nawab wanted to insult Sri Raghavendra by offering meat on the pretext of offerings. Sri Raghavendra converted those into fragrant flowers. Nawab and all his associates hung their head in deep shame and repented for their folly. I think the Lord made me to watch the film only to emphasize that these political tycoons would be taken care of Him and I should just ignore them and focus on my ethical duties and responsibilities.

I just thought of sharing this my experience with others with the intention that we should ignore low-profile people's politically biased talks and actions. Every second is precious. We should try concenterating in our tasks and service to Lord.

The song that comes in Sri Raghavendra explains this very beautifully. When Sri Raghavendra is assuming the Jeeva Samadhi, he appreciates the greatness of the flute music of the Lord, His graceful Lotus Feet, the peacock-feather on His head and His humble incarnation in the Ayar family as Lord Krishna. Nowadays, I keep listening to that song often. I got it from a public domain in http://www.coolgoose.com/ when I was searching for it. After the viewing the video, I was searching for the song and the first line of the song also says 'Searching for the Lord ...'. I just thought I would share the song with others so that even listening to it would enable us to get the blessings of Sri Raghavendra:


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quick and Interesting Aptitude/Memory Test

Quick and Interesting Aptitude/Memory Test

I just came across an interesting Powerpoint download in Community-Credit.com. It is captioned as an Aptitude test. But it serves the following objectives very interestingly and rather humorously.

  1. To kindle an innovative way of thinking
  2. To think the solution remembering the previous decision that you have made in the preceding steps.
  3. Humor

Check out the small download here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Once I decide, I would never back up"

"Once I decide, I would never back up"

Sometime back, I wrote a review on film Pokkiri over here. This weekend, being free, I was just trying to watch this film that some one had uploaded in Google YouTube. The interesting quote that Vijay keeps telling frequently is "Once I decide, I would never back up from the decision" In little. In a little colloqial Tamil slang, his quote would be: (ஒரு தடவை முடிவு பண்ணிட்டென்னா, என் பேச்ச நானே கேக்க மாட்டேன்) I would say, on a positive sense, this has very good meaning. It means avoiding wavering mind and focusing on the goal with greater attention.

The other interesting quote I liked was when he would meet the don from Dubai. When the don offers him liquors, he would politely excuse himself on the first offer. But when the don tells him not to be scared and pressurizes him for the drinks, he gives back a scar to the don by replying "I don't take up (drink in this case) on any one's compulsion. If I feel like, I initiate the task myself". You can check out this movie clip here.

All along the film, Vijay portrays as a rogue but he is actually a senior police who is hiding as a rogue to bring the big criminals to limelight.

I just thought I would share these two thoughts in an optimistic sense that the wavering mind is discouraged and also let us not keep succumbing to other's goals only. Unless and otherwise, the path is noble and our goal is achieved in the correct path, we should not take up that even if the opponent has illicit powers of any kind.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fifth Prize Winner of Community-Credit September 2008

Fifth Prize Winner of Community-Credit September 2008

I am happy to share the information that I have again won the fifth prize in Community-Credit September 2008 contest.

You can check out other Prize winners and prize details over here.

It is a sheer pleasure of helping peers in various technology forums and knowledge sharing and a recognition to cherish for ever.

'Ten Commandments' from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'Ten Commandments' from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Whilst casually browsing the online archive of Tamil Murasu October 1 edition, I came across a narration of a school function in Avadi, Chennai where our former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam had participated in the 50th Annual Day function of Ambattur Sir Ramasamy Mudaliar Higher Secondary School. After distributing the prizes for winners of various contests in the school, in his speech, the president seems to have given ten commandments to be followed by students and youngers.

I have endeavored to translate the ten commandments to English here for the benefit of everyone and as a humble service to all.

  1. We should all have a noble and high-vision goal in our life and ensure that we march towards it steadfast and focused.
  2. We should study attentively and work hard towards the high vision goal of our life.
  3. We should endeavor to spend our holiday by educating at least five illiterate people.
  4. We should try growing plants in our home/work/school and ensure that the plants grow healthy into a strong tree.
  5. We should take honest initiatives to cleanse up the minds of those affected by alcohol and tobacco addiction.
  6. We should endeavor to console people in sorrow and try giving them encouraging words as a gesture towards giving them a mental strength to come out of the sorrow shell.
  7. We should treat everyone as equal without any bias of religion, subsect or gender.
  8. We should try be honest in every step in our day to day life and be a role model for others to emulate.
  9. We should give a great and extreme respect to our parents who have given us this life in the world and we should also give a great respect to the womenhood.
  10. We should endeavor to spread the knowledge of education in our country and ensure that our country grows as a shining star in every field in the world.

With Gandhi Jayanthi today, I feel we can consider this as also a 'Gandhi Jayanthi Resolution which helps us to improve ourselves and serve our country too.

A Quick Recall of My School Prayer

A Quick Recall of My School Prayer

For some reason, today my mind was encircling around to about fifteen years back to my school days. Perhaps, typically after I posted this 'Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrations' post. And just whilst casually browsing the Internet, I came across a 'Sahanavavathu Prayer' audio uploaded by N.V. Raghuram of Yoga Institute, Bangalore. This used to be our morning prayer in the school.

The lyrics of the prayer goes like this:

Ohm! Sahana Vavathu. Sahana Bhunakthu
Saha Veeryam Karawavahai
Tejasvinaavadithamathu
Maa Vidvishavahai

Ohm! Shanthi! Shanthi!! Shanthi:


The meaning of this prayer would be:

Together may we be protected
Together may we be nourished
Together may we work with great energy
May our journey together be brilliant and effective
May there be no bad feelings between us
Peace, peace, peace

I think this comes in close association with our 'Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrations' post as a typical companion. I would like thank Yoga Institute for sharing the video and I am embedding the video play widget for the convenient listening of all readers.

Celebrating Gandhi Jayanthi Today ...

Celebrating Gandhi Jayanthi Today ...

The world (not just India) celebrates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi today. Mahatma Gandhi is a great soul who blessed almost all countries in the world with his greatest weapon (Ahimsa -- Non-Violence) and Truth for a most peaceful life for every living being on this earth.

At this juncture, let us observe a minute of silence towards remembering and praying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. Let us observe this period of silence from wherever we are in the world. As we observe this prayer, we would have Gandhi's favorite song 'Raghupathi Raghava Raja Ram' play in the background. Thanks to the unknown author, who has shared this in eSnips for the benefit of everyone.