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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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My guess was right! The scheme to collect money at gun / knife point has backfired.

Now the next offer is to pay a fixed amount for performing the puja at the temple,
while one can bring one's choice of flowers and offerings to Devi.

Different amounts to be collected from the residents and non residents of that colony.
(RC & NRC???) I am sure there will no takers even for this scheme!

People would rather spend that amount to buying new clothes for self and family.
And let us not forget the fast approaching Deepavali.

Even if the firecrackers are ruled out one can still enjoy the sweets and savories!
I wonder what makes people believe that whatever anyone says can become an-unopposed-law!

The story is not over with this.
When there are no takers BUT the puja must go on as usual what will happen???
Your guess can be as good as mine! :)

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
சிந்தனை தந்த இந்திர ஜாலம்

சிந்தனை தந்த இந்திர ஜாலம்

#038. ஏழு ஜாடித் தங்கம்

அரசனுக்கு நாவிதனான அவன்
பரம சுகமாகவே வாழ்ந்து வந்தான்.

இல்லை எந்தக் குறையும், அரசன்
அள்ளித் தந்த தங்கக் காசுகளால்.

காட்டு வழியே செல்லும்போது, ஒரு
காட்டுக் குரல் அவனிடம் கேட்டது,

“வேண்டுமா உனக்கு ஏழு ஜாடித் தங்கம்?”
“வேண்டும்! வேண்டும்!” என்றான் அவன்.

மரத்தில் வாழ்ந்த யக்ஷனின் குரலே அது!
மரத்திலேயே அவன் மறைந்திருந்தான்.

“வீட்டுக்குப் போவாய்! நான் உன்னுடைய
வீட்டிலேயே வைத்து விட்டேன் அதை!”

ஓட்டமும் நடையுமாக, மூச்சிரைக்க
வீட்டை அடைந்தவன் அங்கு கண்டது

அழகிய வேலைப்பாடுகள் நிறைந்த
ஏழு ஜாடிகளில் தங்கக் காசுகள்!

ஆறு ஜாடிகள் நிரம்பி வழிந்தாலும்,
ஒரு ஜாடியில் குறைவாக இருந்தது.

மறு எண்ணம் இல்லாமல் அவன்
நிரப்ப முயன்றான் அந்த ஜாடியை.

தன் செல்வங்கள் அனைத்தையும்,
தன் முன் உள்ள ஜாடியில் இட்டான்.

வீட்டில் இருந்த பொருட்களை எல்லாம்
விற்றுத் தங்கமாக மாற்றி இட்டான்.

அரசனிடம் கெஞ்சியும், கூத்தாடியும்,
அதிகக் காசுகள் பெற்று இட்டான்.

பிச்சை எடுத்தும் கூட முயன்றான்;
இச்சை மட்டும் நிறைவேறவில்லை.

மாய ஜாடி நிறையவே இல்லை!
மன்னன் அவனிடம் கேட்டான்,

“முன்னம் நன்றாக இருந்தாய் நீ!
இன்னம் கூலி அதிகம் பெற்றாலும்,

சின்னத்தனம் ஏன் சொல்? உனக்கு
மின்னும் ஏழு ஜாடிகள் கிடைத்தா?”

திடுக்கிட்ட நாவிதனிடம், அரசன்
வெடுக்கென்று சொன்னான் இதை,

“ஒரு தங்கக் காசு கூட உன்னால்
விரும்பிச் செலவு செய்ய முடியாது!

ஒரு நாளும் அந்த மாய ஜாடியை
ஒருவராலும் நிரப்பவே முடியாது!

அது இருந்தாலே உன் குடும்பம்
அகதி ஆகிவிடும் திருப்பிக் கொடு!”

காட்டையடைந்து யக்ஷனிடம் சொன்னான்,
“மீட்டுக்கொள் உன் ஏழு தாங்க ஜாடிகளை;

வீட்டை விட்டுப் போனாலே போதும்;
மாட்டி விட்டு வேடிக்கை வேண்டாம்!”

“நல்லது அப்படியே” என்றான் யக்ஷன்.
நல்ல காலம் பிறக்கும் என்று நம்பி,

வீட்டை அடைந்தால் ஜாடிகளை அவன்
போட்டிருந்த செல்வத்துடனே காணோம்!

புது வெள்ளம் பழைய வெள்ளத்தை அடித்துப்
போவதுபோல எல்லாமே மறைந்து விட்டன!

பேராசை பெரு நஷ்டம் ஆனதால்,
நிராசை மிகவும் அடைந்தான்.

அனைத்தையும் இழந்து நின்றதால்,
களைத்துப் போய்விட்டான் அவன்.

வாழ்க வளமுடன்,
விசாலாக்ஷி ரமணி

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Backfire it did! Just as I guessed!!!
AND with an additional twist!!

Since spending money instead collecting money will defeat the original purpose
all those who nodded for the hiked rate are now paying through their respective noses!

A classic example for the old adage "Act like an ass and pose like a wise owl"?

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
So now we know who The Fearless Girl is!
One image = 1000 + words is true too !!!
Hats off to the Concept and the Caricature!
(I chose to post since I did not see the copyright mark anywhere!)


Visalakshi Ramani

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Ladies in my age group or in my family are famous for working
for our in laws of both the higher and the lower generations!!!

We were the traditional daughter in law trying to please the M.I.L
We are the untraditional M.I.L and help our D.I.L in every possible way.

AI have heard the popular Telugu saying
" aavida kOdalu raagaanE maancham ekkindhi!"
(She became bedridden as soon as the D.I.L arrived!)

I used to doubt the saying since no woman needs
to become bedridden once her son gets married.
But I got the living proof recently!

The medical shop assistant came over to deliver
our supply of medicine for 6 months before we left India.

I need a walking stick to move around without falling down like a felled tree!
He was surprised that I was checking the stock of medicines and their bills

He asked me who did all the household chores and cooked food for me.
His jaw dropped to his lap when I told him that I did everything
but had a maid to sweep and mop the floor everyday.

He told me that his mother ( aged 45 and ~ 3 decades younger to me)
has become bedridden as soon as he got married!

After talking to him for a few minutes I understood these facts.

Nothing was wrong with her really but she did not want to the household chores.
She will have to do them if her D.I.L continued in her current job. So the DIL had to resign.

So the Telugu saying is as real as the real people it talks about .

Naturally the D.I.L. dislikes the M.I.L who ruined her career
and reduced her to a cook cum maid servant by compulsion.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
The creaking door gets lubricated.
The crying baby gets to drink milk.

This is true of everything and everyone.

You keep complaining you will get attention.
You suffer silently and you will continue to suffer silently.

azhudha piLLai paal kudikum! :)
chamarthup piLLai pasiyodu irukkum! :(

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Man will willingly follow a leader for just cause.
Most men do not want to lead -
though they do not mind following a leader.

So once the leader is ready the rest of the people fall in line behind him/ her!Here is proof if proof were needed!
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Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
It is a spiritual cleansing system for the soul to stay away from
the mobile and laptop for three days or more in possible.

I do not have a smartphone nor am I interested in the exchange all kinds of crap in WhatsApp!

As usual staying away from the Forum briefly ( though by compulsion)
gave me more time for my German lessons and singing.

If you have more than one hobby and you will never feel bored in life.

Twelve years ago, I was astonished to see a new bride cling on to her cell phone asif for her dear life. She could not offer her hand to the groom as instructed by the priest since the cell phone was there always.

Most things including Money, Fire and the Internet are very good servants but very bad Masters!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
One of the forwards was about one square foot dosa costing 25 Rs.
It is not known when, where and since when!

The very word Dosa brings in ones mind a round lovely white Moon Dosa
or a round golden crispy round Sun Dosa.

Dosa to be sold in square foot ???
I bet there were be no takers!!!

Next they may try to sell printed dosa
to resemble the local news papers.

Read it first and eat it next??? :giggle:

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Here the children are trained to speak in public from a very tender age.
Actually it is more difficult to make them to stop speaking than to start speaking.

So yesterday we attended the presentation of our middle grandson in his school
He is the "Student of the Week" for this week. He is allowed to show pictures and talk about himself and his family.

The photos projected started from the time he was an infant and went on to include the photos from his latest long tour - so to say the Conquest Of The East Coast

He introduced us to the group of his friends. Surprisingly every kid smiled at us and shook hands with each and everyone of us.

I must have looked so different from the women folk they meet every day -
with my hair combed back neatly and pinned up;
being dressed in colorful clothes modestly covering the entire body,
with my shining ear and nose screws, bangles and pearl string.

The most attractive and eye catching item seemed to be my desi handbag with a lot of mirror work and colorful cross stitch patterns.

After the presentation we were told to describe the kutty fellow in one word.
So we heard a collection of the finest adjectives you can think of!

The teacher wrote down all these words in big letters on a chart sheet.
The students were asked to write a few lines about the presentation.

So we got a collection of testimonials in addition. The whole thing was put in a big folder and handed over ceremoniously. Needless to say we all felt elated by this rejuvenating gettogether.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
I felt very sad after reading these news items recently.

1. The School Teachers are paid a pittance for the study materials needed for teaching the class. So they are spending from their own meagre salary to buy the supply.

2. The children now have the upper hand since physical punishment can not even be dreamt about. But that does NOT stop the kids from bullying, fighting, biting, punching and kicking the teachers.
THIS is adding injury to insult for all they go to these kids!

3. To supplement to income barely enough to cover the bare necessities of life, some of the teachers take up additional jobs as Uber drivers and Bartenders. They work had for a token salary and bear more insults and dangers due to the nature of those jobs.

4. So some smart and attractive teachers has found a novel way to earn a quick buck - free from insults and dangers (?!). THEY NOW GET SERVED instead of serving others. They have become the Sugar Babies for the stinking rich, old, till now unknown Sugar Daddys.

They can earn anything from 500 $ to 10,000 $ in a single day - depending upon the services they offer in addition to their good looks and their ability to bargain.

Is it not a shame that qualified teachers can't make a honest living with their education - but have to find other means like the non qualified women, to earn extra money to support their family? :(

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
The oldest trade appears in the newest form.

The one difference between an uneducated woman and an educated woman
lies her ability to demand more for the service she offers.

Every woman can be compared to a flower made of gold viz பொன்மலர்!
But the education makes the same woman நாற்றமுடைய பொன்மலர்!

Naturally the Flower with a sweet Fragrance will be costlier! Get it now???

Visalakshi Ramani

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நாய் விற்ற காசு குரைக்காது!

படித்துச் சம்பாதிக்க முடியாத பணத்தைப்
படுத்துச் சம்பாதிக்கிறார்கள் சில பெண்கள்! ?

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Recently I saw the photo of a celebrity attending the wedding of
two other celebrities wearing an-all-revealing-costume!

It was there...baring everything and barely hiding anything!
That sent me into thinking about the relationship between Respect and the clothes we wear.

When we have self respect we do not want to show our body parts unnecessarily to the public
When we respect the public, we can not wear scanty clothes and disrespect the gathering.

The most shameful thing a woman can inflict on a man is to expose her private part to him in public.
When the magaLir aNi of a political party did a dirty dance, pulling up their clothes to put to shame Dr. Subramanian Swamy, he felt hurt and humiliated. The public was shocked but not those who did this wild and weird dance.

I stumbled upon a beautiful article as to why we must dress for respect and dress with respect.

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
When we see naked children we sing "Shame! Shame!"
But when a dame comes out putting everyone to shame
men drool, women turn green and children cover their eyes!

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
பெண் புத்தி பின் புத்தி

உண்மை தான் இந்த எளிய கூற்று!
உண்மையில் பெண் புத்தி கூரியது!

மகனை ஏவி வேலை வாங்கினால்,
மனம் பொறாது அவன் அன்னைக்கு.

தானாகவே முன் வந்து செய்வாள்,
தன் சக்திக்கு மீறிய வேலைகளை!

ஒரே கல்லில் இரண்டு மாங்காய்!
நல்ல பெயர் + ஓசியில் வேலையாள்!

அடுப்புத் துடைப்பது அவன்/ள் வேலை!
எடுத்து சமைப்பது அவன்/ள் வேலை!

நாப்பி மாற்றுவது அவன் வேலை
பப்பிக்கு 'ஆஅம்' தருவதும் தான்

கார் ஓட்டிச் செல்லும் டிரைவர் அவனே!
ஊர் மெச்ச வாழவைப்பவன் அவனே!

பகலில் உழைத்துப் பொருள் தேடவும்,
இரவில் மிக மகிழ்விக்கவும் வேண்டும்!

அவளுக்கும், அவள் பிள்ளைகளுக்கும்,
அவள் அம்மை, அப்பனுக்கும் அவன் அடிமை.

இத்தனைக்கும் பிறகு இருக்கும் முகம்
முத்தின பூசணிக்காயைப் போலவே

தேவை தான் பொறுமை எல்லோருக்கும்!
தேவையா இத்தனை பொறுமை ஆணுக்கு ?

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