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Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Good words can be repeated any number of times.

Human memory is short lived and we have to

keep reminding it of the good words again and again.
 

sankara_sharmah

Active member
Holding on to is so much easier than letting it go!

Even a baby monkey holds on, tighter than we can!

It is the sweet little kitten that trusts its mother completely
and gets complete protection from her.

We should become like the all trusting kittens and not the
all tight holding monkeys that we really are.

We hold on to every single thing in our lives
except the one thing we should, namely God.
There are two Bakthi Margas One is Markataka. The other is Marjara.

Markataka is a monkey. Marjaram is a cat.

The Markataka Bhakthas hold on to the feet of GOD like a baby monkey who holds onto its mother. No matter how "careless" GOD appears to be, they will not let go off. But baby monkeys do take off when they feel it is safe and mother is nearby. They come running to mother when they sense danger.

On the other hand, the kitten is held in the mouth of the mother cat no matter where she is and whether she is jumping up and down. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CAT TO TAKE CARE OF THE KITTEN. Similarly these Bakthas give total responsibility to GOD to take care of them.
 

sankara_sharmah

Active member
Holding on to is so much easier than letting it go!

Even a baby monkey holds on, tighter than we can!

It is the sweet little kitten that trusts its mother completely
and gets complete protection from her.

We should become like the all trusting kittens and not the
all tight holding monkeys that we really are.

We hold on to every single thing in our lives
except the one thing we should, namely God.
These are called Markataka Marga and Marjara Marga.

Markataka is a monkey. Marjaram is a cat.

The Markataka Bhakthas hold on to the feet of GOD like a baby monkey who holds onto its mother. No matter how "careless" GOD appears to be, they will not let go off. But baby monkeys do take off when they feel it is safe and mother is nearby. They come running to mother when they sense danger.

On the other hand, the kitten is held in the mouth of the mother cat no matter where she is and whether she is jumping up and down. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CAT TO TAKE CARE OF THE KITTEN. Similarly these Bakthas give total responsibility to GOD to take care of them.
 
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sankara_sharmah

Active member
We give GOD the attributes we like.

We call Vinayaka Modaka Priya becaus we give Modaka.

We call Devi Sthudi Priyayai and Stotra Priyayai because this is what we want her to be.

The composers of stotras make GOD like the things they like. And give them attributes which they would like GOD to have.

In Bhavani Sahasranamam, MAA is called gudaanna priyayai. It is very clear that the composer offered her Vella Payasam.

Then in one of the Kali Sahasranamas (there are many) she is called Kaveri Thira vasini. So we know that the composer lived in along Kaveri river. He calls he Maha Thrupurasundaryai Namah. So we know that he is a follower of Sri Vidya. Of course this Sahasranamam is for Sri Vidya Kali.
 

C RAVI

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US President Barack Obama gave a very emotionally moving speech, addressing the nation, after a gunman left innocent little school children and staff members dead, in the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementry School in connecticut. President expressed his emotions naturally and his body language was sound enough to reveal his genuine concern and emotional pain.

Where as, the speech of our PM Manmohan Singh, addressing the nation after 8 days, on the brutal gang rape and assault on a young, 23 year old girl in Delhi private bus, was not at all conviencing. Neither it carried any expressions of emotional feelings on part of the PM nor the intensity with which the leader of the nation is concerned about women safety in India and the necessary speedy and apt legal actions aganst the culprits.

The public speech by the leader of the Nation should be potent enough to take the public in confidence. Should demonstrate the sense of responsibility and the natural human feelings that any mere human would share with fellow humans.


PM, CM or Aam Admi, all are after all mere human beings. If the leaders don't share and express their genuine emotions along with the citizens, at the right time and in a right manner, in a vast country like ours where heinous crims easily take place, it would really be a shameful affair of the Nation's leadership.
 

vgane

Well-known member
Ravi,
I Fully agree...Our PM's 'Teek hai' to check if the sound system was OK for recording the speech is now doing a viral round in social networking sites and has compounded his lack lustre speech with lack of empathy & sincerity...Poor man...
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Usually the leaders have a convincing body language and
modulation of voice to stir up the feelings of the countrymen. :drama:

But there should be at least a spark of true feelings
in order to create a roaring fire! Is it not???
:flame:

"Sab kuch chalega ...as long as I am safe and sound!!!" :couch2:
is the attitude. The speech became necessary to calm the violent agitators.

It was not due to real sympathy or emotion or even sorrow over the incident.

Has anyone ever heard of a girl losing her intestines due to gang rape??? :scared:

 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Ravi,
I Fully agree...Our PM's 'Teek hai' to check if the sound system was OK for recording the speech is now doing a viral round in social networking sites and has compounded his lack lustre speech with lack of empathy & sincerity...Poor man...
Poor Indians and pathetic girls!!! :tsk:
 

C RAVI

Well-known member
Ravi,
I Fully agree...Our PM's 'Teek hai' to check if the sound system was OK for recording the speech is now doing a viral round in social networking sites and has compounded his lack lustre speech with lack of empathy & sincerity...Poor man...

Shri Vgane,


Yes!! Just now I finished reading the news article and got to know about our PM's uttering of "Theek Hai?" (is it OK?), looking up at the person behind the camera.

I felt very bad of our much elderly, highly qualifed and highly dignified clear chit PM, while reading a statment by Bollywood Actor Paresh Rawal, who tweeted refering to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and rightly said that, our PM is used to say "Theek Hai Madam" (it is OK/right madam) and so there seem to be nothing to be surprised and feel awkward/embarassed, blaming the PM for his uttering "Theek hai" in front on the camera.
 

C RAVI

Well-known member
Usually the leaders have a convincing body language and
modulation of voice to stir up the feelings of the countrymen. :drama:

But there should be at least a spark of true feelings
in order to create a roaring fire! Is it not???
:flame:

"Sab kuch chalega ...as long as I am safe and sound!!!" :couch2:
is the attitude. The speech became necessary to calm the violent agitators.

It was not due to real sympathy or emotion or even sorrow over the incident.

Has anyone ever heard of a girl losing her intestines due to gang rape??? :scared:



Very true!!!! The speech was given only to calm down violent agitators and not out of genuine sympathy, sorrow, emotions over the incident and towards the victim and to share the emotional feelings of the public.


We could come to know that the young girl was subjected to brutal gang rape in the hands of crazy wild animals, in which the girl suffered beyond limits and had her intestines pulled out/damaged, may be because the incident took place in a City, the capital of the country. God knows how many such and even more brutal and gruesome grang rapes are taking place in villages and girls are subjected to suffering, humiliation and are eventually murdered and such cases remains unreported.

I personally would strongly vouch for the claims by the majority public that rapists should be awarded Capital Punishment. Only such stringent law can be expected to drastically reduce such crimes against women.

There is nothing wrong to have such strict laws to curtail such crimes in densely populated countries like India, where there is no dearth of inhuman species.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Men roam in cars like predators looking for likely victims on the roads.

There is only one solution similar to how to we subdue oxen and bulls.

Those people should NOT be able to even think of a woman for the rest of their lives!!!
:mad2:
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
Two school boys aged ~17 corner a 12 year old girl returning from school

in broad day light and try to molest her.

In future 2, 3 or more men / boys may join together and sexually attack anyone!

That is precisely why I used the word male jackals since only jackals hunt in groups.

I wish we had a system similar to the insects where everyone is just a worker and the

reproduction department is in the hands of the king and his queen.

That may be the only way to safe guard the girls in future.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
My mother used to describe how during the wars female of any age is a likely victim of the sex-hungry soldiers.

Girls were made to look like boys. Their hair was cut short and they wore tight inner garments to look flat chested like boys.

Wherever possible they were sent away to distant relatives living at a great distance.

But now this trick may not work since boys are also not safe any more! :whoo:
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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When the heroine is selected to act in a movie it is made sure that she remains beautiful - even when she sheds glycerine tears.

After all that is what a heroine does - besides running around trees chased by the hero.

Somethings are good to be seen and others are good to be heard.

My father used to say that children are made to be seen and NOT heard. They are angelic to look at but their cry is devilish.

Some singers are to be seen and not heard and a few other are to be heard and not be seen.

So I close my eyes and just keep my ears open when I listen to the concerts by such persons.

Minus the scintillating puccaa (well rehearsed and well synchronized)
pucca-vaadhyams and minus their colorful clothes and blushing make up, most of them will fail miserably to enthrall the audience with their natural sight and sound.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
In Kuchupudi Dance style they include subtle balancing acts in their dance form.

A small brass pot filled with water is balanced on the head and they dance on a large brass plate.

At times they carry two lit deepams in their palms and swirl them in circles.

They maintain perfect rhythms all the time.

It is a visual feast to watch such performances.

Even the carnatic singers were supposed to sing in such a manner that if a lit lamp was placed on the head, it should not topple down or go off when they sing.

After all only the voice needs to sing - not the whole body!

But now people make circles using their body as a rolling stone.

They pull open and shut imaginary doors alternately.

They poke the eyes of an imaginary opponent!

They wail with a hand placed on their head or covering an ear

(I guess they could leave out that part to be done by the audience)

The birkaas which the throat is not able to produce are pictorially displayed by the hand movements.

So the music is becoming a combination of sound effects plus visual displays.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

Well-known member
In the animal kingdom the males have the special features, manes, plumes, colors, feathers, tusks, horns and whatnot to attract the females.

But in human race it is always the female which tries to attract the male.

The male singers appear in a white shirt / simple kurta and look presentable.

Why is it that the female singers have to apply heavy make up, dress in matching colors from top to toe and come loaded with matching jewelry in addition to all these???

Often these things distract the audience (the ladies for sure) from enjoying the music!!!
 

renuka

Well-known member
In the animal kingdom the males have the special features, manes, plumes, colors, feathers, tusks, horns and whatnot to attract the females.

But in human race it is always the female which tries to attract the male.

The male singers appear in a white shirt / simple kurta and look presentable.

Why is it that the female singers have to apply heavy make up, dress in matching colors from top to toe and come loaded with matching jewelry in addition to all these???

Often these things distract the audience (the ladies for sure) from enjoying the music!!!

Dear VR ji,

I do not think female humans need to attract males humans..males will follow females anyhow.

In fact keeping them away is more difficult to handle!LOL

It is kind of a false believe that a female dresses up attractively to attract a male.

I do not think so..if you ask me why I love dressing up..my answer will be cos "if I look presentable I feel better and more confident"..that's all ..nothing really for any male!
 

renuka

Well-known member
When the heroine is selected to act in a movie it is made sure that she remains beautiful - even when she sheds glycerine tears.

After all that is what a heroine does - besides running around trees chased by the hero.

Somethings are good to be seen and others are good to be heard.

My father used to say that children are made to be seen and NOT heard. They are angelic to look at but their cry is devilish.

Some singers are to be seen and not heard and a few other are to be heard and not be seen.

So I close my eyes and just keep my ears open when I listen to the concerts by such persons.

Minus the scintillating puccaa (well rehearsed and well synchronized)
pucca-vaadhyams and minus their colorful clothes and blushing make up, most of them will fail miserably to enthrall the audience with their natural sight and sound.
Dear VR ji,

Why not keep eyes open and watch the expressions of the singers?

Some singers have a slight smile as they sing and that is nice to watch cos then we know that they are enjoying the song and not just preforming mechanically.

A singer is not merely a voice..he/she should be a performer and be expressive on stage to capture audience.

Music is not only an auditory delight..it is a delight for all our senses..so do not shut your eyes.
 

mkrishna100

Well-known member
Why is it that the female singers have to apply heavy make up, dress in matching colors from top to toe and come loaded with matching jewelry in addition to all these???
One reason can be most of the sponsors of current Music Programs are Big Clothing Shops( Silk Saree Shops to be specific ) and Jewellers and so they must me indirectly advertising their products through these musicians . The big banners behind the artiste will reveal who the main sponsors are .

You have yourself mentioned below whom it is mostly targeted for
Often these things distract the audience (the ladies for sure) from enjoying the music!!!
Today in Cricket you can see how many Logos and Stickers around a Batsmen's T-Shirt , Bat , Gloves , Helmet , Pads etc .Sunil Gavaskar said during their times i.e in 70s/early 80s this was not there but after Televsion became very popular and facility for close up shots came , lot of sponsors found an excellent "Ad Space" on the body of the players themselves and hence all these Logos ,stickers all around a player and his kit .

The same principle can be extended to Classical Music Concerts also with wide TV Coverage of the same and also webcasting it live to people world over .
 
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Raji Ram

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........ 1. The male singers appear in a white shirt / simple kurta and look presentable.

2. Why is it that the female singers have to apply heavy make up, dress in matching colors from top to toe and come loaded with matching jewelry in addition to all these???

3. Often these things distract the audience (the ladies for sure) from enjoying the music!!!
1. Oh! Have you not seen some fashion conscious male singers? At least they put a decorated shawl on their laps!

2. Nalli and other silk stores are there to give WOW sarees to the singers. Now there is a Nalli jewelry too! :love:

3. Do you know that many Sing. Chennai mAmis go to the concerts to find out what new colors saree and jewels are there
in the market? :spy:
 

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