Thursday, November 30, 2006
Nice to know that You are Planning to perform the engagement of our dear Vishal with Deepika Vishnu on the evening of 9th December.
Congratulations! Deepika Vishnu & Vishal Babu!
Vijayalakshmi - Somayya Kasani
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
To sacrifice or achieve, or to gain or lose,
I just grow flowers on all open spaces,
And float lilies on ponds and rivers.
I keep planting trees, for birds to have nests,
At the dawn of the sun, when morning breeze blow.
Sun light get filtered through shining tree leaves,
Birds' flight gives me sense of freedom and pleasure.
Scattered light of colour and treasure,
Fragrance of flowers gives me delight of creator.
Lilies floating over like nature's dance,
Why should I build walls to confine them all?
I have no house, only open spaces,
Filled with truth, kindness and dreams.
Desire to see my country developed and great,
Dreams to see everywhere happiness and peace. "
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
There are several happy moments during these six months. One of it is my son got 16th Rank in EAMCET in his first attempt & joined in Osmania medical college.
In Mungalvedu village, Primary school is under construction in the center of the village. Mr.Paparao donated Rs.10,00,000 for it. We are also renovating the Temples in the village. Mr. paparao is staying in Hyderabad presently.
Convey my wishes to Ajay & Anupama. In your next mail kindly give E.Mail Id of Ajay and Anupama.
K.Someshwer Rao & Radhika
Dear Someshwar Rao, Good Evening.
How are you? How is your work?
I am writing this e-mail from Edmonton , Canada . It is almost six months since we came here. I am spending my time mostly going to the library and associating with people in our neghibourhood.
Aparna and her husband Mr. Kamalesh and their sweet kids Vikram and Vinod are on India tour now. They spent a couple of days in Singapore and reached Chennai now. They will also go to Bangalore, Madurai and Kanyakumari.
They will come to Hyderabad on 8 th morning. And stay at Dilsukh Nagar, near AstaLaxmi Temple at her Pinni' s home. They spend visiting in and around Hyderabad from December 8 to December 15. They will also meet you at their convenience or they will call you from their home.
How is Madam Renuka and how is your loving son? How are your loving parents? How are Mr. Paparao and his beloved sibilings.
More in my next mail.
With love, Somayya Kasani
Note: You can click on My Journal to know my activities here in North America .
Hellos and happy harmony
We learn so much among one another
This is how we care and share."
Sunday, November 26, 2006
The District has a favourable agro-climatic condition, which is suitable for growing a number of crops.
The proximity of equator, its topography and other climate factors favour the growth of various crops.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
There is fair everyday
No Land Celebrates Life Like India,
Come drench yourself in the days and moments that
glorify harvests, seasons, triumphs, joys, sorrows, battles, Gods, and kings.
This is the land with 365 days of sound and 360 degrees of colour.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Dear Vikram Naana, Vinod Naana,
It all begins with a single step! Dare to dream & Dare to explore! You are the ones who will fashion visions for tomorrow!
Please enjoy your vacation in the loving company of your parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles!
Ammamma - Tataiah
The beaches of Tamil Nadu, the southern most state of India have got a charm of their own. A must visit is the second longest beach in the world, Marina Beach. Do not miss the fantastic joyride along vast stretches of sand lashed by the Bay of Bengal. Once the place of relaxation and sun bathing, Elliot's Beach is now a favourite shooting location for Tamil movies in Chennai.
Your beach vacation is South India won't be complete without visiting the beaches of Tamil Nadu; India's last coastal destination for rides on motorized boat or wind surfing.
Marina Beach, Chennai - one of the longest beaches in Asia, a major crowd puller, golden sand, good surfing opportunities, shimmering clear blue seawater.
Mahabalipuram Beach - primitive times port city located south of Chennai, stone carvings, caves Rock cut temples attract tourist from all over the world.
Rameshwaram Beach - one of the most popular pilgrimage centres of South India, serene beach, shallow waters, ideal site for swimming and sunbathing.
Kanyakumari Beach - The India's Land end, a unique beach site, three seas Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea surround it, breathtaking view of the sunrise and the sunset.
Covelong Beach - salubrious beach, nice breathing space, numerous fishing activities.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Akkaiah spoke with us just now. They will start to Madurai in the evening.
"I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness."
Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old, and has been an important commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. Madurai was the capital city of the Pandya kings of South India. The City Madurai and the temple are more than 3600 years old. Madurai is the headquarters of Madurai district.
Our sweet three have been our Pride and Joy
Right from THEIR childhood days
THEY have brought us a lots of happiness
In countless little ways
And while we enjoy our memories
We treasure every one
We know THEY will always bring us joy
THEY are just that kind of children.
The best relationships are those that give us love and encourgement and constant support. The people who always do that for us are our three loving children - aparna, ajay and anup. May each of them grow strong and healthy in their own way!
"Don't count the years - count the memories!
Winners are too busy to be sad, too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated."
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Akkaiah, Kamalesh bava and their loving sons have reached their home town, Periyar Nagar, Chennai safely. Annaiah and Vodina spoke with all of them. All are fine there.
With love, Amma - Naana
Chennai, formerly known as Madras , is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fourth largest metropolitan city. It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. With an estimated population of 6.96 million (2006), the city is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world.
Anna University Main Campus
Anna University, located in Chennai, is one of the premier and heritage Institutions imparting technical education in India. The University campus is spread over 150 acres.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The easy road often becomes hard, but the hard road often becomes easy. The path eventually becomes clearer for us as we learn to ask the right questions.
We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose infinite hope. Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Action is eloquence. If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking some thing better in life.
The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress."
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Sonia speach at HT leadership summit. Please read about "India The Super Power" meaning by clicking the following link:
"Leaders must possess the ability to set goals; must have the courage to take risks and stand by their convictions; must be optimistic and success-oriented; must invest in relentless preparation to meet any eventuality; must be able to work in a team by balancing strengths against weaknesses; and must have the ability to communicate effectively."
Saturday, November 18, 2006
"It all begins with a single step
You and I can make a difference
Dare to dream
Dare to explore
Together we can do so much more
The key to the future is ours to share
Let's be as one as dreams unfold
We can be rays of sunshine that
brighten up the skies
We can bring love
We can bring hope
There is so much we can learn
There is so much we can share
We can all be an inspiration
Hearts as one
We're ready to soar
Together we can do so much more
A bond we all share deep in our hearts
Let's be as one for evermore
We can face every challenge
and weather every storm
Together as one
We can show our love and care
There is so much we can share
We can all be an inspiration
(Repeat Chorus 1 & 2)
We can show our love and care
There is so much we can share
We can all be an inspiration "
I am sending you the following information on the occasion of akkaiah and her dear family's visit to Singapore!. We hope that they will have a lovely time in this beautiful country.
With Love, Amma-Naana
Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Singapore became the 117th member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965. Symbolism of the National Flag: Red symbolizes universal brotherhood and equality of man while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. Nearly 9 out of 10 Singaporeans live in public housing flats.
The Merlion Park is home to the half-lion, half-fish sculpture which is a national icon.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Excerpt from an email message of Radhika
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.
The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.
When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.
The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.
The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.
The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.
He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.
Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches
and better times are sure to come some time or later.
We congratulate all of you for the good efforts that you are putting in your chosen careers and for achieving good results day by day.
~ The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
~ It is the minor choices and decisions that make the major difference in our lives.
~ Positive thoughts creates positive results.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
And I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done,
And after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though
I work with all the precision of a machine
Plus the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin;
It makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me
And I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am Habit!"
Have a nice day,
"If we read half an hour each day on a specific topic, we would become an authority in three or four years. We will become a national expert in five to ten years and an international expert in seven to ten years.
I believe there lies locked in within each of us unused abilities and talents. There lies a sleeping giant within us waiting to be awakened. When awoken, no one can predict what each of us can do with our lives and the quantum leap the quality of our lifestyle would take."
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Please listen to the song on Telangana at http://www.telangana.org/Audio/AmmaTelanganama.mp3. Gaddar beautifully captured the multiple facets of Telangana in this song.
Also read the Democratic Literary Magazine at http://www.prajakala.org/
Amma - Naana
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Thanks for the pains you have taken to come to the library on such a windy day. Hope you might be enjoying a happy time with your family. Let us hope for a new program very soon. I enjoyed your company a lot but not sure whether you feel the same.
Dear P D Sharmaji,
Good Evening! Thank You for your e-mail. Yes, I too felt happy with your company. Yes! Both of us reached the library almost at the same time!. We could reach the place on time, as we have decided it earlier.
I told couple of my friends about our thoughts on forming a literary Circle, where the Indians and also Canadians can meet on a common platform for our common social, literary and cultural interests. They appreciated our idea. I hope you could even do it with some. Let us share it with several other people and let us sit and talk on it further in few more sittings. Please convey my best regards to our companion who participated on our trip to the Public Library, downtown.
I am sending you a short ' Essay ON DIVERSITY ' out of my reading yesterday.... I believe that these differences are merely superficial things, allowing us to be our own individual and unique being.... Please read these few lines and give me your impression too.
In the twenty-first century, technology is advancing at the speed of light, innovations are exploding out of every nook and cranny of the Earth and knowledge is continually supplemented by ongoing research. More so now that ever, we have access to all areas of the world: geographic areas, people, and cultures.
Understanding, appreciation, and value of differences and change through exploration in the twenty-first century will lead to enrichment of knowledge and appreciation of all aspects that the Earth has to offer.
Diversity in the 21st century is a significant issue. It is an issue that is frequently brought up in everyday life. I think it's important to understand diversity today because we live in a society where there are many different races and cultures wherever we go. Diversity- the one word that can describe the uniqueness and individuality in each and every one of us.
It is this diversity that keeps our lives interesting and enables us to learn new things from one another. Without diversity, we would all be walking clones of each other.
It is important to respect and appreciate diversity now, in the 21st century, more than ever. We are becoming a technologically advanced society. When utilizing this technology effectively, we can connect to people and places all over the world. We can share in the experiences of their lives and learn from the knowledge they've acquired and possess.We need to explore these differences, with an open-mind, so that we can all be resources for one another's education and growth.
Monday, November 13, 2006
I like being with you and talking to you and, even more, playing with you...
I would like to talk to you about this beautiful world of ours...
The world itself is the greatest fairy tale and story of adventure that was ever written...
Only we must have eyes to see and ears to hear and a mind that opens to the life and beauty of the world...
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Dear All, Good Evening!
Today we associated with a few families from our ACA, Edmonton. Akkaiah, Mr. Kamalesh and their loving children are getting ready for their trip to India. Tomorrow, Master Vinod has a holiday. So he will associate with us at our sweet home.
AMMA - NAANA
~ The most perfect society is that whose purpose is the universal and supreme happiness. ~ Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who we are or what we have, it depends solely upon what we think.
~ The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Here is the story of Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
With Love, Amma-Naana
Mrs. Pauline Michel, of Montreal, Quebec, is the second poet to hold this office.
Active in a number of fields in the arts, Mrs. Michel will be a valuable Canadian ambassador for the written word.
Her accomplishments are many, including the translation of some of her work into English, Spanish and Chinese.
Once a secondary school, college and university teacher, Mrs. Michel, to our everlasting gratitude, is now teaching us all, through her novels, her poems, her children’s stories and her plays.
She embodies the essence of artistic endeavour and achievement.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I think it is the hope of loving, or being loved.
We weep when light does not reach our hearts.
We wither like fields if someone close does not rain their kindness upon us.
Hope is not the closing of our eyes to the Difficulty, the Risk, Or the Failure.
It is a trust that - If I fail now -I shall not fail forever; And If I am hurt, I shall be healed.
It is a trust that Life is good, Love is powerful, and the future is full of Premise.
"May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.. "
All of you have a good weekend!
With love, amma - naana
~ We can give no greater gift to others than putting them at ease.
~ Successful people make right decisions early and manage these decisions daily.
~ The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
~ What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.
~ Trust is the foundation of any relationship.
~ We go to higher level when we treat others better than they treat us.
~ All relationships need cultivation. The nature and purpose of a relationship will determine the energy and time needed to cultivate it.
~ The joy shared is the joy doubled.
Friday, November 10, 2006
~ Just trust yourself, then you will know how to win.
~ Doing your best is more important than being the best.
~ Life is a work of art, designed by the one who lives it. You can get anything you want in this life if you help other people get what they want.
~ Know yourself. The unexamined life is not worth living
Swati Dandekar is a State Representative from District 36 in the Iowa House. She ran for re-election in November 2004. She was re-elected on November 2, 2004. Now this week, State Representative Dandekar, won for the third time from District 36 in Marion, beating her Republican rival Nick Wagner by 55 percent to 45.
J. N. Tata Parsi School, Nagpur, India, 1968, high school diploma
Nagpur University, India, 1971, BS, Chemistry/Biology
Bombay University, India, 1972, Postgraduate diploma in Dietetics
Husband, Arvind, CEO/President, Fastek International
Son Ajai, Linn-Mar High School (1993), Stanford University (1997), MD/PhD, University of Iowa (2005).
Daughter-in-law Allison MD, University of Iowa (2002).
Son Govind, Linn-Mar High School (1996), Stanford University (2000)
Excellence in education
Thursday, November 09, 2006
We are fine here.
"Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help lift him up"
"The great victories of life are oftenest won in a quiet way, and not with alarms and trumpets"
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
and try to seize me
They tickle me when I walk past them
With countless fingers and toes
They surround me from every angle
In their colonies of forest
Stand tall and proud
But meek and modest
Clothed in brown splendor
They don’t show themselves
They alter their wardrobe
To fit their mood
While we put on more clothes
Flashy and green
Leaning together in the wind,
Whispering gossip to each other
Always have something to whisper
Especially when the wind flies by
They feel lonely and bare in the winter
Jealous of those still green
Always have something to give
Shelter, lumber, fruit, beauty, shade."
Dear Children, GOOD EVENING!
Just now we had our dinner. Akkaiah and Vikram Naana associated with us this evening. Dear our Chinnna & Sreenath has greeted us - Good Evening! How was your day today, dear all. I shall stay at home tomorrow. My friend Mr. Pitamber Sharma might be visiting us tomorrw. He was a retired Professor in India, Chandighar.
More in my next mail,
With love, Naana
Thank you for your e-mail. We came home from the hospital already. Dear akkaiah dropped us at home after the test. Doctor told that every thing is fine with me. He advised me to drink two glasses of water for every hour today. I am drinking water as for his suggestions.
More in my next mail.
With love, Naana.
~ Human relations is the most important science in living.
~ Successful confrontation usually change both people, not just one.
~ The most useful person in the world today, is the man who knows how to get along with other people.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I just came to the Library from City Hall. I associated one hour and fifteen minutes with Mr. Terry Cavanagh. I reached the city hall quite ahead of my appointment time. I was the second visitor at his office today.
He greeted me folding his two hands - "NAMASTHE". And he asked whether I can have a cup of tea. I told first about me and our family. Then I gave him a couple of papers with more than 50 questions.
He answered all the questions with great patience and pleasure. He was a great Hockey Player and played in different cities of Canada. His first son is now 58 years. He is 80 years old. But very active.
He told that he sleeps for 8 hours a day. And the rest of the time he works or attends his duties. He hopes to live longer.
Finally I gave him a paper to make a circle 5 words that describe his personality.
He in his own words, Friendly, Enthusiastic, Good- natured,trustworthy and Honest.
He says that all people are good and some are just better than others.
He also tells that his children and any children must always know the right from the wrong. And the lord helps those who help themselves.
He gave couple of greeting cards signed by him to post for you. He wrote on it that "It was a great pleasure meeting your father.'
More in my next mail, Have a good day, dear all
With love, Naana
Note: -- He told me, that my signature tells any that I am a humanist.
Terence (Terry) James Cavanagh (born July 19, 1926) is a Canadian politician and former mayor of Edmonton, Alberta.
Born in Edmonton, he was first elected to Edmonton City Council in 1971, and served until 1975 when he was elected mayor by Council after the death of Mayor William Hawrelak.
Cavanagh was mayor from 1975 until 1977, then served again as a councilor from 1983 to 1988. He served a second term as mayor from 1988 until 1989 when Laurence Decore resigned to lead the Alberta Liberal Party (again, elected by Council), and in 1992 he was once again elected councilor. He currently represents Ward 6.
He was the first native-born mayor of Edmonton.
BA. (English, history) - Trinity College,
University of Toronto
Alice Major emigrated from Scotland at the age of eight, and grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a weekly newspaper reporter in central British Columbia.
She has lived in Edmonton, Alberta since 1981, working as a freelance writer with much experience in business writing.
She has published five collections of poetry and one novel for young readers. She has served as president of the Writers Guild of Alberta and chair of the Edmonton Arts Council.
She is currently on the national council of the League of Canadian Poets as past president. In July, 2005, she began a two-year term as poet laureate for the City of Edmonton.
Some Bones and a Story, Toronto, Wolsak and Wynn, 2001 (72 pages) – poetry Corona Radiata, Toronto, St. Thomas Press, 2000 (48 pages) – poetry Tales for an Urban Sky. Fredricton: Broken Jaw Press, 1999. (96 pages) – poetry Lattice of the Years. Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 1999. (78 pages) – poetry Time Travels Light. Edmonton: Rowan, 1992. (66 pages) – poetry The Chinese Mirror. Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1988. (195 pages) – young-adult fiction
Monday, November 06, 2006
Like a car, the human body is capable of top-grade performance when it is well cared for. The correct fuel and regular maintenance will ensure a long enjoyable ride...
I am writing this mail from Public Library, Downtown. I came to the library at 12.00 Noon, after my lunch.
The secret of happiness lies in looking at all the marvels of the world and never forgetting our work at our hand.
More in my next mail. Have a nice time, dear all,
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Dear Children, Good Morning!
-The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
-Don't count the years - count the memories!
-The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
-We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
-When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one, which has been opened for us.
-May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours in every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Respected Somaiah Garu
I looked at your web site. I am very impressed with the way the website is presented. I read that you are from Devaruppala. My father Kistaiah Munagala is also from devaruppala and he also did his schooling in Devaruppala. He retired from State Bank of Hyderabad 6 years back.
Since Devaruppala is a small village, just wonderng if you know my Father. Right now, I live in Richmond, Virgina.
Dear Sriram,Good AFTERNOON.
I am very happy to get your e-mail. Thanks to the electronic media, it is breaking the walls and constructing the bridges among the people of all countries.
One day, there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries, and the only passport will be the Heart.
Yes! your father is my class-mate. I studied up to class VII, in Devaruppala. Your Dad was a most brilliant and gentle pupil in the class. No one could/ can beat him in his hand-writing. Your grand parents and our parents are good friends. Where are your loving parents right now?. Convey my best regards to them.
Of course, I don`t know your loving Mom, since I could not see them after my High School Study. Write the great story of 'Your Loving Family' in your next mail.
Let us keep in touch, Have a nice wee-kend, dear Sriram
Your loving Uncle,
Sorry for the delay in sending our details.
We are siblings Sridhar, Srilatha, Srisudha, Sriram. My mom’s name is Kanaka. As you know my brother is in Richmond, VA and I am in Atlanta, GA.
I have two boys Rohit & Rishi. My wife is Anitha. Rohit is a very good dancer. Following are the links, you may also type Rohit Munagala for all his dances.
Attached are my family photos, I will scan old photos and send it to you.
Dear Sridhar Munagala and dear Sriram Munagala
Thank you very much for organizing a conference call - among your loving dad, you and I.
Thank you for sending me the photographs of your family members and video-links of Master Rohit at the stage performance. I placed them at http://aanimutyaalu.blogspot.com/2006/11/thanks-to-electronic-media-bringing.html
I am contributing something daily to it. You can provide your feedback after going through it occasionally for improvement. Please convey our best wishes to your siblings Srilatha, Srisudha, and our best regards to your loving dad and Mom. Our sweet kisses to Rohit & Rishi. Really Rohit is a very good dancer. All of us enjoyed Rohit`s dance. We wish him a bright future.
Let us keep in touch. Please give me the Postal address of your loving dad and also his phone number, in your reply mail.
Your loving uncle,