Happy New Year 2015


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Picture of the day-420:

Photo taken by Vinu at Vandalur Zoo.

My Photo Album-185: Aravind (old photo)

A Thought for Today-611: Wayne Dyer

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you -Wayne Dyer

Friday, September 28, 2012

Picture of the day-419:

A Thought for Today-610: Bruce Barton

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress - Bruce Barton

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Picture of the day-418:

Another Kodaikkanal photo from Pravin's Album.

My Photo Album-184: Pravin on horseback

Pravin enjoying a horse ride at Kodaikkanal

A Thought for Today-609: B. R. Haydon

The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself - B. R. Haydon

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Self-Improvement-111: Stephen R Covey - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Intro

Published on Jun 3, 2012 by  VideoUserCliques.
Borrowed with courtesy from FranklinCovey

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Picture of the day-417: Kodaikanal Temple

Photo courtesy: Pravin

My Photo Album-183: Rtn Muthu.Palaniappan

My acquaintance with Rtn Muthu.Palaniappan began with the First Karaikudi Book Festival.  He has been very kind to me from that time and has been helping me in many ways.  He is the President of the Karaikudi Chamber of Commerce and a much sought after local VIP.  He is a highly public-spirited person. He has donated blood for more than 100 times and this occasion was celebrated at the Karaikudi Kamban Mandapam by his friends and well-wishers and I could also participate in it. Here is with Suri and his wife on the occasion of Suri's 60th birthday celebrations. I shall always cherish his kindness and support.  May God bless him and his family!

A Thought for Today-608: J Allen Boone

We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole - J Allen Boone, American author

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Picture of the day-416: Mamallapuram Sculpture

My Photo Album-182: Suri being honoured by Dr T S Rajamani

Suri being honoured by renown Homeopath, Dr T S Rajamani

A Thought for Today-607: Unknown

Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body - Unknown

Monday, September 17, 2012

Picture of the day-415: Pamban

Train over the cantilever bridge (popularly called the Pamban bridge) 
on the Palk Strait 
connecting Rameswaram with the mainland.

My Photo Album-181: NSP

NSP is related to me in more than one way.  We are almost of the same age.  He has helped me during crucial events of my life like my daughter's marriage, my father's death and while I was organizing the Karaikudi Book Festival.  We get on well and like each other. Recently I was there when he celebrated his birthday and could taste the birthday cake. 

I am grateful to him and my God bless him and his family.

A Thought for Today-606: Anonymous

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it - Anonymous

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Picture of the day-414:

My Photo Album-180: Karthik with colleagues in Australia

A Thought for Today-605: Anonymous

Wisdom dawns, when egoism ends - Anonymous

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Self-Improvement-110: Increasing Your Income 1000% Formula by Brian Tracy


 Uploaded by Houserebate on Jun 28, 2008

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Picture of the day-413:

My Photo Album-179: Mr.MC

Mr MC is a relative of mine thru my marriage.  He has been kind and affectionate to me from the beginning.  He has helped during critical times like my daughter's higher education and also at the time of my daughter's marriage.  I am very much indebted to him for all his kindness and support.  He is a retired Head Master.  May God bless him and his family!

A Thought for Today-604: Chinese Proverb

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books - Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Picture of the day-412: Lord Anjaneya, Amma Mandapam, Srirangam

My Photo Album-178: Krishna

My wife's youngest brother, Krishna. He is a simple, guileless, 
innocent person.  His children, Ammu and Aravind, are very much 
attached to us.  They grew up with us for nearly ten years.

A Thought for Today-603: Persian Proverb

Thinking well is wise, planning well is wiser, doing well is wisest – Persian Proverb

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Picture of the day-411:

My Photo Album-177: My brother-in-law, Sukumar

This is my wife's second younger brother, Sukumar. Right from the beginning, life has been very unkind to him and he has met with a lot of sufferings and tragedies, with courage and confidence.  I feel very sad for him and his children

All his family members used to be very affectionate to me.  Then, one member, the sheet-anchor of the family, passed away.  Both his children were very attached to me.  But now they have grown and probably have many other interests and have no time for this, to borrow one of their favourite phrases,  "MOKKAI MAMA".  

May God bless them all and may they find peace, prosperity and happiness!

A Thought for Today-602: W. C. Doane

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself - W. C. Doane, American Bishop

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Picture of the day-410: Sri Kollan Kali Amman Temple, Karaikudi

My Photo Album-176: My brother-in-law, Guru

He is an embodiment of patience.  I find many sterling qualities of my mother-in-law in him.  By patient struggle and hardwork, he has come up in life.  As I do not want to embarrass him, I shall not elaborate anymore. May God bless him!

A Thought for Today-601: Horace Bushnell

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be - Horace Bushnell

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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Self-Improvement-109: The Day That Turns Your Life Around (Jim Rohn)

Uploaded by workwithjim on Feb 16, 2010

(Jim Rohn) The day that turns your life around: is one of my favorite talks of all time.

It was [Jim Rohn] that first instilled in me the need to change and to grow by, learning, reading and most importantly doing! {Jim Rohn} passed away this last year and I am forever thankful for his influence in my life. Please enjoy this video and may it inspire you to reach for you dreams. Please rate and comment on this video if it inspires you.

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Picture of the day-409: Srirangam

My Photo Album-175: My father-in-law

My father-in-law, Mr.T.M.Chockalingam Pillai.  He was a pioneer in the field of Rice Mills in Tamil Nadu.  He had Rustom Engine agency in Tamil Nadu and used to go to places where people wanted to put up Rice Mills.  In that way, he has put up many rice mills in Tamil Nadu.  He had a large family and one of his sons became a District Judge.  Long before my marriage to his daughter, he had passed away.  But I could see how people revere him to this day.  Great soul! May his soul rest in peace!!

A Thought for Today-600: Edward Bulwer Lytton

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned” - Edward Bulwer Lytton, English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist 

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Picture of the day-408: Kodaikkanal

Photo by Pravin.

Grateful thanks to Pravin.

My Photo Album-174: Suri being honoured at Health Institute

At the Karaikudi Health Institute, during Hahnemann Day (The Founder of Homeopathy), honouring of people who have rendered service in the Free Homeopathy Camp in various respects are used to be honoured. (Free Homeopathy Camps were used to be held at Health Institute every Sunday and in nearby villages, once in two or three months) At one such function, Mr P S Venkateswaran, Controller of Administration, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, honours Suri.

A Thought for Today-599: Mary Shelley

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye - Mary Shelley

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Picture of the day-407: Kundhukal Beach, Rameswaram

This photo was taken by me during my visit to Swami Vivekananda Memorial at Kundhukal Beach, Rameswaram.  The beach just behind backside wall of the Memorial.  That evening I felt a lot of peace in my mind as I looked at the sea, after spending a few quite minutes in the meditation hall of the Memorial. The only discordant note was registered by my people, as they had a very tough travelling by an auto from the main road to that Memorial. A town bus was plying several times a day to that Memorial. The road was so bad and nobody seems to have bothered about its maintenance, in spite of the historical importance of the place. Typical of our people.  I have felt it in many places and in many situations: Maintenance is a pointless or meaningless or maybe even a dirty word for our people. Many good things are lost forever for want of maintenance.  I am reminded of a saying my father used to quote:  A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.  

My Photo Album-173: Suri honouring Renowned Tamil Writer, Thi.Saa.Raaju

This photo was taken at a Homeopathy function held at the Health Institute, Karaikudi.  Renowned Tamil Writer and Homeopath, Major Thi.Saa.Raaju, was the Chief Guest.  I was given the assignment of honouring him.  I have been an admirer of him and have read many of his short stories along with my friend, Achuthanandam during my Manamadurai days. After coming to Homeopathy, I have read his books on Homeopathy in Tamil.  So it was memorable occasion for me to meet my favourite writer and honour him. The Major has long since passed away.So also my Homeopathy teacher, Dr C Abdulla Sehu. This photo has brought me the old memories of my Homeopathy days, which are gone forever now. However, I am happy to post this photo in my Album.  I shall always cherish this event.

A Thought for Today-598: Winston Churchill

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two terms,1940–45 and 1951–55. 

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Picture of the day-406:Tirupporur-Chengalpat Road

One early morning, Nellai and I decided to go to Singaperumal Kovil and worship at the shrine there.  There is a road from Tirupporur to Chengalpat.  Before Chengalpat, a short-cut takes us straight to Singaperumal Kovil, without touching Chengalpat. Nellai took me there in his bike. The road was picturesque and I liked it very much.  During that trip, I took several snaps, one of them is the above.  I have been longing to go to that shrine for a very long time.  It was fulfilled with the help of Nellai. I felt very happy about worshipping at the famous shrine and also about the beautiful trip.  Nellaiappa, a lot of thanks to you and may God bless you!

My Photo Album-172: Suri Felicitating Kalidas

Suri felicitating Kalidas at the inauguration of Dr Hahnemann Kent Clinic

A Thought for Today-597: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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