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Visalakshi Ramani

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I am looking forward to the gala opening of your INSTITUTE for decoding coded languages :)
"ka" baasha is very well known! Even if not very well trained, a person can find out the matter being conveyed by deleting the "ka"s.
But the one used by my father was not following any set patten AND DID NOT ATTRACT TOO MUCH ATTENTION EITHER.


Madam how did you forget the " கானா பாஷை". If the idea deveops I will start an institute to give training to decode such languages!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Generations pass while some trees stand,
and old families last not three oaks. :nod:
Sir Thomas Browne.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. :angel:
Sir John Bowring.

All happy families resemble each other, :grouphug:
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.:pout:
Leo Tolstoy.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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# 11. மனத்தை வெறுமையாக வைத்தால் வேண்டாத சிந்தனைகள் தோன்றும்.
உடலால் செய்யும் காரியங்கள் பயன் உடையவைகளாக இருக்க வேண்டும்.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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People who take more than their share of space...

A father and a son got into our compartment.

The four friends (helpers?) following them carried four cubical flexible bags.

I was seeing one such bag for the very first time in my life.
It would NOT go under the seat in any orientation.

But those hefty fellows somehow pushed the bags under both the long seats filling the space there completely.

All the other five passengers who shared the same cubicle had to keep their things on their berths and sleep .

The people who had taken more than their allotted space never felt guilty, not apologized even formally.

World is full of such people who grab more than their share of air, water, space, power and energy...without batting an eyelid!
 

Raghy

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In a way, we are all like Arjuna :”I will not fight” योत्स्य

Vide BG verse 1-9:
एवमुक्त्वाहृषीकेशंगुडाकेशःपरन्तप
योत्स्यइतिगोविन्दमुक्त्वातूष्णींबभूव॥२-९॥

evam uktva hrishikesham gudakeshah parantapah
na yotsya iti govindam uktva tusnim babhuva ha
Dear Sri. Naina, Greetings.

I refer to your message in post #187.

I am only made of fight. I am not very smart, never been smart; but, so far my fighting spirits never diminished. But, my fights are done in the open ( may be due to my lack of smartness). I declined to take part in one of the conversations because I did not want to indulge in innuendos. I am just like a bull; neither have strategy nor have a brain to develop strategies. That Gita slokam doen't apply to me or the likes of me. Sorry, I couldn't respond earlier.

Cheers!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Don't Ask My Child to Fly
Bruce Ritchie 1997

Don't ask my child to fly,
for he has not wings.


Don't ask my child to see the glint on the eagle's beak,
for his vision has been diminished.


Don't ask my child to remain calm amid the din,
for her ability to screen out the noises has been taken away.


Don't ask my child to be careful with "strangers",
for he is affectionate with everyone and prey for the unscrupulous.


Don't ask my child to "settle down",
for the clock which works for you and I, does not exist for her.


Don't ask my child to not play with the toys of others,
for he has no concept of property.


Don’t ask my child to remember you tomorrow,
although you met today.


Don't ask my child to heal your wounds,
for her hands cannot hold a scalpel or sutures.


Don't ask my child to meet the challenges set by society,
for you have denied her the tools.


Don't ask my child to forgive you for standing idly by,
while he was being tortured in his mother's womb,


for he will,

but He may not.

 

Visalakshi Ramani

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A very sad heartrending poem!

What made the author write it?

What made me locate it, read it and post it here???


Well here is the story.

While waiting for the VISA interview we met hundreds of people.

Some of them caught my fancy. One of them was a child with fish like goggle eyes who was constantly crying.

His mother was so stylish and his father appeared so rich. The child looked puny, deformed and ill tempered.

I did not know the name of the disease the child suffered from. So today I browsed till I found the answer!

It is called The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - a completely preventable disease affecting the unborn children for life but one which is NOT being prevented.

I do not have the heart to reproduce the details and the images.

Those who want to know more about this, may please read the related articles.

The poem given above must be the product of one such troubled and remorseful parent.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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பொம்பளைப் போலீஸ்!!!

இவருக்கும் பெண் போலீசுக்கும் சேராது.

இவர் திருட்டு முழியைப் பார்த்ததுமே :spy:

அவள் இவரிடம் எதாவது சொல்லுவாள்!

விசா interview முடிந்தவுடன் எல்லோரையும்

எதிரில் உள்ள கட்டிடத்துக்குப் போகச் சொன்னார்கள்.

இவர் எப்போதும் போல் கு
டுகுடு என்று முன்னால் ஓடிவிட,

"கையைப் பிடிச்சு பத்திரமாக கூட்டிட்டு போங்க!" :hand:

என்று அவள் ஒரு அதட்டல் போட்டாளே பார்க்கவேண்டும். :fear:

நாற்பது இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளுக்குப் பின் மீண்டும் ஒருமுறை

"கைத்தலம் பற்றி" பத்திரமாகக் கூட்டிச் சென்றார் என்னை!!! :becky:
 
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Visalakshi Ramani

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I am sure that there many gender related problems. Hearing defect and leg pain fall in that category.

Most of the people who had difficulty in walking were invariably women - young and old, lean and fat, short and tall...all were affected in the same way. :crutch:

All the people who had problem in hearing and talking fluently were invariable men. :ear:

Most of them are exposed to dangerously high decibels at work and while traveling. I am sure most of them have forgotten to talk coherently and express their views clearly and concisely. :blah:

May be they are on the receiving side and never on the delivering side of speeches ... thanks to the mamis and their monologues!!!
:rolleyes:
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Dare Devil Dame! :cool:???

While waiting for two hours in the hall, we were forced to overhear the
interviews of several people, since they were on a mike.

A dame in the 55+ range of age came alone for the interview.

After the finger prints were taken we were all sent to the big hall.

The VISA officer asked her very nicely,

"Have you had your finger prints taken while in USA?"

The lady said "NO!"

He asked her again, "Did you have any problem with the US police?"

She said "NO!" without batting an eyelid.

He asked her again, "While you were a USA last time did you have any trouble with the law?

Again her answer was a "NO!"

The whole cycle was repeated three times at random order and the lady held her ground and kept on saying NO each and every time she was questioned.

Then the VISA officer told her,

"Sorry I can' t approve your VISA. You have had trouble with Law while at USA. You had your finger prints taken. I asked you three times nicely.
All the three times you LIED. You may go now!" :pout:

It was revelation to me!!! He did not mind her fingerprints being taken!
He did not mind her getting into trouble with the law. But definitely he minded her persistent and cool lies.

I remembered my son repeatedly telling us every time,

" Never tell a lie. If you do not know say so! Do not try to guess the answer and utter falsehood! :nono:

So the thing most detested in USA is a lie! :lie:
 

Naina_Marbus

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Dear Sri. Naina, Greetings.

I refer to your message in post #187.

I am only made of fight. I am not very smart, never been smart; but, so far my fighting spirits never diminished. But, my fights are done in the open ( may be due to my lack of smartness). I declined to take part in one of the conversations because I did not want to indulge in innuendos. I am just like a bull; neither have strategy nor have a brain to develop strategies. That Gita slokam doen't apply to me or the likes of me. Sorry, I couldn't respond earlier.

Cheers!
Sir, you are too humble! Pranam.
 

Raghy

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Sir, you are too humble! Pranam.
Sorry, I don't think that was humility. It was just a simple honesty. Anyone can be honest; but to exercise humility, one should be capable of something. Honesty and humility may not be confused with each other.

Cheers!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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How puny, powerless and pathetic we really are is brought to focus by

unforeseen random incidents.

There was a thunder storm and a summer shower yesterday. :rain:

A few trees got uprooted and the supply of electricity got disrupted for over 22 hours!

And We keep on lecturing about conquering the Nature!!! :doh:
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Some people help others only to highlight it for the rest of their lives :violin:

and make those who took the help face the music for the rest of their

lives!:ear:

I can immediately know such a person the moment I set eyes on him, simply

because I live with one.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Dasaratha was a clever king and he has a lesson to teach all of us.

We always think of traveling in one of the four or eight directions.

But he was wise enough to include the upward and downward directions also

in his plan. When traveling in one of the four / eight directions become an

impossibility,the other two directions will come in very handy!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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I am taking one day off - even though all the posts are ready.

I am in no mood to post them today.

The renewed VISA for 10 more years has been received.

But along with some impossible domestic conditions similar to

making the Sun rise in the West!

Either the Sun has to oblige or the directions must interchange!

Let me wait and watch which of these happens!!!
 

Raghy

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What happened today? cheerful ladies are not so cheerful.

Ever cheerful மாமி is not in a good mood.

Cool Renu has taken rat avtaram! Of all avtars, rat!! Amoung us, we call a கோள்மூட்டி ( one who dobs on others) as a rat! யார் மீது கோள்மூட்டினார்களோ! :)

Cheers!
 

Naina_Marbus

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Sorry, I don't think that was humility. It was just a simple honesty. Anyone can be honest; but to exercise humility, one should be capable of something. Honesty and humility may not be confused with each other.

Cheers!
Sorry, Sir! Humility is not self-defined. It is what others define.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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யார் மீது கோள்மூட்டினார்களோ is out of question.

I was cut off from the rest of the world for about ~ 22 hours!

Civil war become indispensable if we wish to remain sane for life!

Even a worm will turn back and hiss (?) when cornered!!! :)


So I too am forced to do so on and off!
:moony:
 
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