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Think or sink!

Visalakshi Ramani

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This image may be suitable for the grammy award winner Mr. L. Shankar
but not the Mr. L. Shankar who is paying homage ? to Saint. Thyagaraja,
one of the purest, simplest and humblest devotees of Sri rAma!


idathukkuth thangundha vEsha, bhooshaNangaL aNivathu saalach chiranthathu!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

92a. Wer nicht vorwärts kommt, kommt rückwärts.
92b. He who does not go forward, goes backwards.

Life is like a non-stop, giant treadmill.
One has to keep on moving forward, to remain in the same spot.
One who does not move forward gets thrown back violently!

Wer = he who
nicht = does not
kommt = come
vorwärts = forwards
kommt = comes
rückwärts = backwards

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

93a. Wer zuletzt lacht, lacht am besten.
83b. He who laughs last laughs best.

He who laughs last may be a dull witted person(aka a Tubelight)
In spite of that ( or because of that?) he is supposed to laugh the best.

I would put it this way though....

He who laughs last laughs best - more so
when he does it from a safe distance! :ROFLMAO:

Wer = he who
lacht = laughs
zuletzt = last
lacht = laughs
am besten = the best

Visalakshi Ramani

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The easiest way to remember many unrelated things
is to relate those random things with one another.

That is the secret behind the sahasranAmas of Deities.
That is the secret behind the success of The Alphabet Song!

That is the success of Venkata kavi's song enlisting all the 63 nAyanmArs
That is the success of this new composition by a fertile young mind.

She has set the names of all the Hastha Mudras ina beautiful dance sequence.
I wonder why no one thought of this before ( including me!)

Enjoy the Names of all the 28 Asamyutha mudras (single handed gestures)
followed by the 23 Samyutha hastha mudras ( double handed gestures).

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Preview YouTube video Hasta Alarippu by Harinie Jeevitha - Sridevi Nrithyalaya - Bharathanatyam Dance

Hasta Alarippu by Harinie Jeevitha - Sridevi Nrithyalaya - Bharathanatyam Dance

Visalakshi Ramani

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I remember the names much better if I relate them to some trait seen in the person.
So people get surprised and pleased when I call them by their names after very long intervals.

When 50 different items were paced and we were given 2 minutes to look at them and 2 minutes to recall as many as possible, I would always recall more than the others since I used to remember the in many small groups of 5 items each.

It is far easier to remember the 10 groups and the 5 things in each group which are closely related!

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

94a. Wer alles recht machen
will muss früh aufstehen
94b. He who wants to everything right must get up early.

Living like a Lark ( early to bed and early to rise) has its own advantages.
One hour of Morning time = Several hours of the night time!
Mind is fresh and body is energetic in the morning after a night's rest.

I feel pained when I find people wasting 6 solid hours of morning time by waking up at 11 A.M.
Maybe I should feel happy that it is still A.M and not P.M pf that day!

Wer = he who
will = wants to
machen = do
alles = everything
recht = right
muss = must
aufstehen = get up
früh = early

Visalakshi Ramani

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Everybody loves an extra holiday.
Today is a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr
People keep talking about MLK everywhere today.
Let us pay our respects for a person who fought for social equality and justice to all.


Martin Luther King Jr.
American minister
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Wikipedia

Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA
Assassinated: April 4, 1968, St. Joseph's Hospital, Memphis
Famous speech: I Have a Dream
Famous speech: I Have a Dream
Children: Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Bernice King, Dexter King

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

95a. Wie du
dein Bett macht, so magst du darauf schlafen.
95b. As you make your bed, so you like to sleep on it.

If you want to eat well you must either cook or arrange for
good meal
If you want to wear nice clothes, you must buy them or get them made.
As you want to enjoy anything at all so must you
arrange to have them.

{ But Sleep is something which is not 100% under control
We see people sleeping while sitting and sometimes even standing.

When the Goddess of Sleep aka NidhrA Devi decided to embrace you,
you can sleep anywhere, anytime, for any length of time and in any posture!

Needless to say the quality of sleep will depend on
the comfort of the bed and the relaxed posture }

Wie = how
du you
macht = make
dein = your
Bett = bed
so = so
du = you
magst = like
schlafen = to sleep
darauf = on it

Visalakshi Ramani

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Internet has many advantages and disadvantages as well.
Remote controlling by parents / partners / spouses is a major disadvantage.

Some parents do not let their children go off the hook, lifelong.
They want to know everything done by their children everyday, including eating-out!

The true aim of any parents is to make their children self sufficient and independent for life.

We have a lot to earn from the animals and birds.
They care for their young ones and protect them endangering their own lives.

But when the young ones grow up and are ready to fend for themselves, the parents just let them go. Only man wants to exercise his influence on the children life long.

We can guide them lifelong, if they value our wisdom and seek our advice,
but we should NEVER try to remote control them.

Visalakshi Ramani

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Today's link to my blog on
"The most confusing words in Tamil"
with a brief introduction in Tamil.
You will find 600 pairs / groups of words

மயக்கி மருட்டும் சொற்கள்


மயக்கி மருட்டும் சில சொற்கள்.

சில சொற்கள் நம்மை மருட்டுகின்றன.
சில சொற்கள் நம்மை மயக்குகின்றன.

சிலவோ நம்மை பிழற வைக்கின்றன.
சிலவோ நம்மை மிரள வைக்கின்றன.

தமிழின் வளர்ச்சியை விழைவோரும்,
தமிழின் தளர்ச்சியை வெறுப்போரும்,

பயன்பெறும் வகையில் காண்போம்
மயக்கி மருட்டும் சில சொற்களை.

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

96a. Liebe deinen Nächsten
96b. Love your neighbor.

How many of us really love our neighbors???
Most of us tolerate the neighbor- since there is no other choice.

Loving needs Liking as the first step.
To be liked and loved a neighbor must be friendly

Most neighbors prove to be a pain in the neck or exploit us in a subtle manner.
Footnotes are not needed for this word for word translation.

Visalakshi Ramani

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An Oven-fresh-dance to lift your mood and make your day a happy one!
Enjoy the divine music, the enchanting lyrics, the beautiful young girls
dancing in perfect harmony /coordination and their colorful costumes!!
This item pleases our eyes, our ears, our mind and our very disposition!

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Preview YouTube video SDN's Aananda series... Keertanam "Ananda Koothadinar" - Sridevi Nrithyalaya - Bharathanatyam Dance

SDN's Aananda series... Keertanam "Ananda Koothadinar" - Sridevi Nrithyalaya - Bharathanatyam Dance

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

97a. Kleine Köpfe ... kleine Unterhaltungen.
97b. Small minds...Small entertainments!

We display what we are by what we laugh at and find funny and !
Some people find very funny the sufferings of the others around them.
Some people find very funny the plight of the handicapped persons.
Some people find very funny the very sight of obese or bald persons
To enjoy a refined display one needs the right taste and at times the right infrastructure.

Kleine = small / little
Köpfe = heads / minds
kleine = small / little
Unterhaltungen = entertainments

Visalakshi Ramani

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#1991a. யாரும் கோபப்படவில்லை என்றால் அது நகைச்சுவை அல்ல.
#1991b. If it doesn’t offend someone, then you are not funny.


#1992a. தானே சிரிப்பு வரும் தமாஷைப் பார்த்தால்.
#1992b. Laughter is involuntary. If it is funny you laugh.


#1993a. உனக்குப் பிடித்தவர்கள் எல்லோரும் நகைச்சுவையாளர்களே.
#1993b. Everybody is funny if you love them.


#1998a. ஒருவனது நகைச்சுவை மற்றவனுக்குச் சாக்கடை.
#1998b. One man’s fun is another man’s filth.


Visalakshi Ramani

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How did the image of the last proverb go missing???


#1998a. ஒருவனது நகைச்சுவை மற்றவனுக்குச் சாக்கடை.
#1998b. One man’s fun is another man’s filth.

Visalakshi Ramani

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A proverb a day to brighten the day!

98a. Wiederholung ist die Mutter der Weisheit.
Repetition is the mother of knowledge.

Before printing was invented people used to learn everything by heart.
Man's brain is no less sophisticated nor lacks the capacity of a computer.
Repetition was the only way to commit things to one's memory.
Knowledge stored in one's memory was available anywhere and at anytime!

Wiederholung = repetition
ist = is
die = the
Mutter = mother
der = the
Weisheit = knowledge

Visalakshi Ramani

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Have you ever thought of this?

When the woman causes the thunder storm in the house (as Socrates' wife used to do ) the rain follows in the form of the cold fresh water being poured on the poor man.

When the man in the house throws temper tantrum thunderstorm, the rain follows in the form of the hot salty tears of the unfortunate woman in the house.

Either way rain inevitably follows the thunder!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Men manage to hide themselves behind the newspapers
held in front of their eyes - for hours at a stretch.
How do women manage to hide from the other women???

They enter the kitchen of the bathroom and do not come out!

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