Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The world needs leaders ...

who cannot be bought
whose word is their promise;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a will;

who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take chances;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be honest in small things
as well as in great things;

who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to
their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it 'because
everybody else does it';

who are true to their friends through good report and evil report,
in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness,
cunning, and hardheadedness

are in the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth
when it is unpopular;
who can say 'no' with emphasis,
although the rest of the world says 'yes

With Love, AmmaNana

India set to log in to new Internet Regime...

-Joji Thomas Philip in New Delhi October 21, 2005

With exhaustion of Internet protocol addresses under the current technology looming large, India is set to join a select group of countries to adopt IPv6 technology, which is considered to be a long-term solution to overcome the limitations of the present IPv4 Internet regime.

In addition to offering almost infinite address space, IPv6 technology is considered as the solution for end-to-end global connectivity and Internet scalability.

It can also dwarf the current network into oblivion as it can support unlimited voice over Internet protocol, grid computing, 3G, gaming, file sharing, remote sensing, ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, intelligent transport systems, consumer electronics and smart homes among other applications.

However, a slew of contentious issues, including the role of the government and the licensor in the transition, are yet to be addressed.

While global players such as Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and HP and some Indian operators are in favour of the regulator and the government playing a major role, the proposal has been strongly opposed by the Internet Service Providers Association of India (the body representing all ISPs), Sify and MTNL.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has also been entrusted to find solutions to other issues such as policy initiatives, the transition mechanism that is best suited for the migration, the requirement for a national test bed and dividing the transition cost among the stake holders.

Countries like Japan, Korea and China were in the forefront along with the EU, as they had deployed research and experiment budgets for this very early on, the company said.

Good Morning...

Dear All, Good Morning!

We are fine here. We are having General Body meeting of Sujana
Residents Welfare association tomorrow at 11.30 a m i e Sunday. We are taking iniative to plan several welfare activities for the residents for the near future implimentation.

With love, Naana.


* Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.

* You see things; and you say,"Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

* When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.

Faith Empowers...

Fear imprisons; Faith liberates;
Fear paralyzes; Faith empowers;
Fear disheartens; Faith encourages."

With Love, AmmaNana


-The courage of working for something we believe in, day in and day out, years after year, can be difficult but holds the greatest rewards.

-The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child must be allowed to grow up.

-There are qualities which one must possess to win ... definiteness of purpose, knowledge of what one wants,and a burning desire to possess it.

-In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.

With Love, AmmaNana


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the children you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
With Love, AmmaNana

Believe, Plan, Persist

Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.
Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.
Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.
Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.
Commend while others are criticizing.
Persist while others are quitting.

With Love, AmmaNana

Live but one day at a time...

There are two days in every week,
about which we should not worry,
two days which should be kept free from
fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday
with all its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.

We cannot undo a single act we performed;
we cannot erase a single word we said.
Yesterday is gone forever.

Tomorrow's sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, Today.
Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
It is when you and I add the burdens
of those two awful eternities
Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.

It is not the experience of Today
that drives a person mad,
it is the remorse or bitterness of something
which happened Yesterday
and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.

Let us, therefore,
Live but one day at a time.

With Love, AmmaNana

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Geography, Geography,
it's lots of different lands.

Made up of rivers, lakes and fountains,
quarries, quakes and sands.

Geography, Geography,
it's places that I go.

Made up of rising mountains,
rocks and plants and snow.

And in all these different places,
life has come to be and grow,
in tune with each changing climate,
continent and so,

It truly, is surprising, what we all will do,
from the beetle to the daisy,
Geography, for you.

I've seen the North and South of it.
I've seen the East and West.
I've seen the in between of it
and though homes always, still the best."

With Love, AmmaNana

Take time to get to know them

Mothers, touch your children,
Fathers, hug them tight,
Let them know you love them
morning, noon, and night.

Put your arms around them,
hold them near to you,
Feel the beating of their hearts,
the life that you made new.

Roll around the floor with them,
tease and laugh and play,
Listen to what they'll tell you,
they have so much to say.

Take time to get to know them,
see the colours in their eyes,
Appreciate that person
that deep inside them lies.

Let them run their fingers through your hair
and down your face,
Fill their hearts with words of praise,
make home their favourite place.

Cuddle with them on the couch
and watch a t.v. show,
Sing with them or share a book
and help their world to grow.

Take a walk into the park,
hold each other's hand,
Smell the flowers, feed the ducks,
build castles in the sand.

Mothers, touch your children,
Fathers, hug them tight,
show them what a gift they are,
to love them feels so right.
Have a Nice Day, Amma-Naana

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Good Morning Everybody!

Let us seek the essence of beauty everyday. Life must be lived as play.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Monday, October 10, 2005

Hillary Rodham Clinton

" Inspired by Alan Shepard, the first American to journey into space, a 14-year-old from suburban Chicago wrote a letter to NASA in 1961 asking what she needed to do to become an astronaut.

She got a curt reply: Girls are not being recruited by the nation's space program.

"It had never crossed my mind up until that point that there might be doors closed to me simply because I was a girl," recalled the letter writer, better known today as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she was enshrined Saturday in the National Women's Hall of Fame, along with nine other inductees.

Honored with her were Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Dr. Rita Rossi Colwell, who became the first female director of the National Science Foundation in 1998; and Betty Bumpers, a crusader for childhood immunizations who was Clinton's predecessor as Arkansas' first lady.

"I don't think there has ever been a better time to be a woman than in the United States of America in the 21st century," Clinton said in an interview.

The first known women's rights convention was held in 1848 in this upstate New York village. The hall, which opened in 1969, acclaims women who have made valuable contributions to society and especially to the freedom of women. In all, 217 women have been chosen by a national committee of judges.

Six women honored posthumously this year included pilot Blanche Stuart Scott, a barnstormer in the early days of aviation; Ruth Fulton Benedict, an anthropologist whose 1934 book, "Patterns of Culture," became an American classic; and Florence Ellinwood Allen, who in 1934 became the first female judge appointed by a president to a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "