Happy New Year 2015

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS AND PURPOSEFUL NEW YEAR 2015

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TED Talks-6: A Future More Beautiful




Today morning only I watched this wonderful video presentation from TED Talks.  It was fascinating and I thought I should share with everybody.  I do not want to say anything about it and prefer to let you watch for yourself and come to a conclusion. Please don't miss it.

After watching the video, you may want to visit his portal.  For your convenience, I am providing the link:
http://www.heatherwick.com/

Grateful thanks to TED Talks and Architect Thomas Heatherwick.

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Photo Album-51: Vinod wins Prof S K Rangarajan Medal


A Thought for Today-468:

Empty packets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that – Dr Norman Vincent Peale

Picture of the day-302:


Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Photo Album-50:

My darling grand daughter, Mahakutty.  From her lips, you can see that she was trying to communicate something to me, her grandpa.  This is another favourite photo of her.

A Thought for Today-467:

Change your thoughts and you change your world – Dr Norman Vincent Peale

Picture of the day-301:

Pillayarpatti Tank with the Temple Towers in the Background.

The first time I visited the temple was in 1970 with my dear friend, Dr Janakiraman.  We left the Hostel around 6.30 am and when we reached Pillayarpatti, there was almost nobody except ourselves.  In those days, it was not so well known and there were not many shops and the place was very charming and serene.  We immediately liked the place and decided to visit the temple as often as possible.

Since then, I have visited the temple many times.  But nowadays a lot of shops have sprung up and visitors throng the place from all over Tamil Nadu.  On 'Vinayakar Chathurthi', there will be a mile-long queue and you will have patiently wait for  hours  for your turn. In spite of all this, the place has not lost its charm. I still love visiting the temple and offering my prayers there.

As for my wife, whenever there is some function or journey or some worry, she prays to Lord Karpagavinayaga and invariably things move smoothly and everything becomes all right.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Photo Album-49:

This sweet smiling angel is my dear grand daughter, yet to be named.  We call her Mahakutty.  The minute she sees me, her face blossoms into a beautiful, charming smile. 

A Thought for Today-466:

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy – Dr Norman Vincent Peale

Picture of the day-300:


Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Photo Album-48:


Suri sitting on the steps of Lord Shiva Temple, Kottaiyur.  Photo by Aravind using my Canon A590 Powershot camera.

Though this is the main entrance to the temple, it is opened only on special occasions and on normal days, the entry is through the side entrance only.  As such, this is a lonely, peaceful spot, with lot of empty space followed by a lake.   On my far left is the road leading to Alagapuri, Kandanur and Puduvayal.  It is an ideal place, to spend the evenings. The wind blowing from the lake is comforting and enjoyable.  My dad used spend some time in the evening almost daily, when he was in Kottaiyur, after his retirement.

Sometimes I go there with a book or a magazine and find myself engrossed in reading.

My Photo Album-48:


Suri sitting on the steps of Lord Shiva Temple, Kottaiyur.  Photo by Aravind using my Canon A590 Powershot camera.

Though this is the main entrance to the temple, it is opened only on special occasions and on normal days, the entry is through the side entrance only.  As such, this is a lonely, peaceful spot, with lot of empty space followed by a lake.   On my far left is the road leading to Alagapuri, Kandanur and Puduvayal.  It is an ideal place, to spend the evenings. The wind blowing from the lake is comforting and enjoyable.  My dad used spend some time in the evening almost daily, when he was in Kottaiyur, after his retirement.

Sometimes I go there with a book or a magazine and find myself engrossed in reading.

A Thought for Today-465:

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceiveNapoleon Hill

Picture of the day-299:


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

My Photo Album-47: Vinod's Farewell Photo

Vinod leaves St Joseph's College, Trichy, 
after completing his B.Sc.(Chemistry) degree course.
(5th from right in the second row from below)