Thursday, August 31, 2006

We can see a shining rainbow, If we look beyond the rain

We can see a shining rainbow
If we look beyond the rain

Find strength to face our losses,
If we're thankful for each gain.

We can pick the lovely roses,
If the thorns don't get us down,

And spend so much time smiling
That we'll never think to frown.

We can climb the steepest mountain
If our eyes turn towards the sun.

It's really up to us to make
Our world a better one.

Have a nice day , dear all!

With Love, Amma-Nana

Good Morning ! Look on the Bright Side !

Dear Children, Good Morning.

We are happy to tell you that we got the key to our post box today. Shall we wait for your first letter by post, with your ' Lovely Message' in a page or half for us on this happy occasion?

It is our real pleasure to be here in North America close to our dear people, where they are living and working. Presently we are put up in a home very close to our dear Peddakonda`s Family. Thanks to our dear son, Ajay Naana who came here from Seattle taking vacation for a week to furnish everything for our happy living in Edmonton. Our Peddakonda and Kamalesh Babu associated with us in getting the things done well.

We are glad that we are enjoying the loving company of our grand children, Vinod and Vikram.

More in our next mail,
with loove,
Amma - Naana

Look on the Bright Side

We can see a shining rainbow
If we look beyond the rain

Find strength to face our losses,
If we're thankful for each gain.

We can pick the lovely roses,
If the thorns don't get us down,

And spend so much time smiling
That we'll never think to frown.

We can climb the steepest mountain
If our eyes turn towards the sun.

It's really up to us to make
Our world a better one.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hope you are in good health and good spirit!

Dear Sumeda Khosla,

How are you! I Felt happy to see your affectionate mail. Yes! The thoughts are great no doubt. But it is a wise decision to start applying to our day-to-day life. Congratulations! For your decision to nurture those values for a happy living.

Aaanimutyaalu is almost my journal, my dear younger daughter Anupama updates my mails time to time. You can go through it occasionally and you can also give me your feedback for improvement for our greater benefit.

More in my next mail. Yes let us keep in touch and share our news and views.

Your loving uncle,
Somayya Kasani

Respected Somaiah Uncle,

Hope you are in good health and in good spirits. Thanks so much for sending me touchy poems. I had checked your website and came to know about your family and about the letters which impressed me a lot. It was really nice to see your grandchildren too. When I clicked Aaanimutyaalu, I got more poems, thoughts and motivated guidelines. Some of them I started applying in my day to day life.

Thanks again.


Monday, August 28, 2006

A Mail from Magrath Ridge - Active Living

Dear all our children, GOOD MORNING!

Today I got a new bicycle to enjoy my rides in our neibourhood, Magrath Ridge.

"Active Living describes a way of living actively - your way, every day. It means adding physical activity to your daily life with the goal of making healthier lifestyle choices.

Active Living promotes participation and community involvement. It involves people working together to ensure that the environments where we live, work, learn and play support regular physical activity."

With Love, Amma-Nana

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Have a Nice Day, Dear All

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land."

With Love, AmmaNana

Greetings : Madam Paula Jenson

Dear Madam Paula Jenson, Namaste!

Thank you very much for your loving mail. We are all glad to read your mail. I forwarded your mail to our children. They felt very happy.

Even though it is first time for you to teach the Language, you are teaching with good spirit of the most experienced great teachers. I am truly saying it.

I am presently writing this mail from Edmonton, Canada. My wife Vijayalakshmi and I are living in Edmonton, where our elder daughter Dr. Aparna, and our son-in-law Mr.Kamalesh babu live and work. They have two loving sons Vinod and Vikram. Vikram is six years and Vinod is two.

I shall try to associate with the language and the literary activities here in Edmonton Public Library.

Yes! I shall definitely keep in contact with mails. And I shall write my living and learning experiences here in Edmonton.

Please convey our best regards to your loving husband and our best wishes to your sweet children.

No more to write you now.

with love,
Somayya Kasani
Dear Somayya Kasani,

What lovely thoughts, warm poems and colorful pictures. Thank you so much for your communication. I did visit you family web site, and there was able to get to know and see a bit of your beautiful family, made so no doubt by all you have given to it.

I am glad to hear you were able to profit from the pronunciation classes. For me it was the first time to teach solo, and I love teaching non native speakers. I look forward to teaching and tutoring more.

Please keep in contact. I truely loved the poetic thoughts and bow to you and your gentle spirit.

paula jenson

Friday, August 25, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I have visited your website!

Hello Somayya Kasani,

Thank you for these wonderful words. I am truly enjoying our electronic correspondence!

I have visited your incredible website and was very much impressed. I love the poem OUR HOME. It is very wonderful. And your family is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Good Morning, Dear All Our Loving Children

It is 5.00 A M, 23- 08- 2006, We got up by 4.30 a m. Your dear mummy woke up first. And took her bath. I too, finished my bath now. Ajay Naana is getting ready. Our dear Ranamma went to kitchen, just now. Perhaps she will give us each a cup of milk. Just now we got a phone call, may be it is from the taxi driver. Any how, we all got ready for our journey. He is supposed to come here by 5. 45 a m.

Bye, all of you, more in my next mail from Edmonton.

With love, Naana

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Dear Ranamma, and Ajay Naana ,

Today is the 22nd August 2006. We came here on 10th June, 2006. Two months have already passed. We are making our trip back to Edmonton tomorrow, morning. There is a call for us from our dear Peddakonda & Mr.Kamalesh from Edmonton, Canada. We have already spent more than two years association with this Edmonton city, since the 2000.

Thank you dear our Ranamma and Ajay Naana,for sharing our life`s pleasures and sorrows if any comfortably, for two months. We take a lot of new, sweet and rich memories with us, leaving out the trash here, if any. We come-back soon.


Amma - Naana


Monday, August 21, 2006


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Redmond Ridge

Dear all,

Good Afternoon.How are you? We are all fine here. Rani, I saw a mail from you just now. Ajay babu , your mail also I saw. Have a nice day all of you.

With love, Vijayalakshmi.

A good decision today is better than a great decision tomorrow. Delaying making a decision wastes valuable energy and slows down progress.

Procrastination also allows small problems to becomes larger ones. A better tactic is to make a decision quickly, even if it is based on instinct alone.

Thought For The Day: A Family

"A family is and always a special kind of bondage - surrounded by trust, respect, and love in every age. Based on necessity, members might live apart - but are present in gatherings and family events. Young, adolescent, and old - should be treated as silver and gold. Understanding and Faithfulness should be the hidden motto!!!"

With Love, AmmaNana

Cultural Activities Organized by IAWW

Dear all our loving Children,


We enjoyed the cultural Activities organized by IAWW on the Happy occasion of OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY 2006 at Shore crest High School, last night. India Association of Western Washington is a no-profit organization, to provide common identity to the Indian Community and facilitate to cultural, social educational services.

Maria Cantwell, United States Senator for the state of Washington State was one among few Guest Speakers. We had a photograph with her, at the end of the program.



Friday, August 18, 2006

Indian Independence Day - Celebrations in California, USA

Taking an interest in the outside world is also about developing you, not only for world’s benefit.

With Love, Amma-Nana

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Home is a heart of life

Home is where we feel at ease, where we belong, where we can create surroundings that reflects our tastes and pleasures. Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone.

A beautiful home is an education itself, but it is not made in a day, it must slowly grow. Today, look for the lessons your home is waiting to teach you through love. Begin with your living room. Make it cozy, charming, and comfortable as you can with the sources now you have, and it will become a joy to live in.

Dinning room is much more than eating takes place here. News papers are read. Mails are sorted. Conversations are started. Homework is completed. Bills are paid. Cakes are Iced. Income tax is computed. Flowers are arranged. Games are played. Confidences are shared. Family and friends are gathered. Holidays are celebrated. Minds, bodies and spirits are nourished.

If we are short of space, we should transform the dinning room into library or a play-room or a den.


If you take it out, put it back.

If you open it, close it.

If you throw it down, pick it up.

I you take it off, hang it up.

With Love, AmmaNana

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Dr.JN Reddy, Distinguished Professor

Dear Somaiah gaaru:

Many thanks for your kind e-mail and greetings to me and my wife. I wish you and your entire family good health and happiness in life.

I am presently in China and Singapore for conferences. I will be travelling most of the time in the next several months in this part of the world, including a visit to India in December.

Once again, many thanks for your kind e-mail and greetings. Please convey my best regards to Professor Ramulu.

Take care,
JN Reddy

Happy Independence Day

Dear our B G Vardhan, Namaste!

Thank you for your loving mail. Thank you very much for your kind greetings of Krishnashtami. And we all wish you the same too.

And nice to know the details of other news from your side. It is good that some of the senior citizens meeting every day on your morning tours and exchanging your feelings, news of your day today life. Please keep going and treasure great sweet memories from your day today life.

Please convey my best regards them. More in my next mail,

With love,
Somayya Kasani

Mohandas K. Gandhi - Freedom can be achieved through inner sovereignty
Dear bava

Glad to note your 15th August greetings.

We are all O. K. here. just now shravan, pranavi and vishal came here. Kala conveys the greetings of gokulashtimi to you all.

Are you celebrating krishnastami? I am having 26 senior citizen friends. Every day 15 to 20 people we use to meet in the evening at walking place. We will be there for 1 hour -30 minutes.

Every Saturday we will have little snacks and cool drink.

My next mail follows.


Learn, Unlearn and Re-Learn

Dear our Children, GOOD AFTERNOON!

Your dear mummy and I are doing well here. We had our break-fast. And I had my tablet as usual. Mummy is preparing lunch just now for us.

All of you, Have a Nice Day!

With love, Amma - Naana

Thought for the day!

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Independence Day

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Good Afternoon

Knowledge is not power until it is processed into the refined state of applied wisdom. wisdom is born out of experience --either our own or the experience of other.

Our successes in life depend upon how we organize and wisely direct the knowledge that we have.Even though we possess libraries of knowledge, unless we to assimilate, organize and direct this knowledge into useul channels, this potential for good is worthless to us.

It isn't what we know that counts; it 's what we do with what we know that spells the difference between success and failure in life for us. Let me repeat once again, it isn't what we know that counts; it's what we do with what we know that sells the difference between success and failure in life for us.

With love, Amma
Dear Amma,

This ranks among the best mails I received in life time. Best Message, I read this a few times. Thank you ..

Loving Son, Ajay

Thought For The Day

"What we think of ourselves is more important!

Many people live a life-style which is primarily aimed at impressing and satifying others. We give more importance to what people think about us than what we think about ourselves.

This is one of the main reasons for our frustrations in life.

Let us always remember that it is more important for us as to what we think about ourselves than what others think of us."

With Love,

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

ABC' s of health

A] At night open the windows well.
B] Breathe deeply in the morning and swell your chest.
C] Chill and draught avoid, and take daily exercise.
D] Dwelling in damp houses is unwise.
E] Eat regularly ,slowly, and chew thoroughly well.
F] Flies, mosquitoes and dirt are enemies in the house.
G] Give first attention to fresh air and sunshine.

Dear all
Good evening. We are all fine here.

Have a nice day

With love

Dear Amma,

Thanks for sharing ABC's of health. We will follow these guidelines in our day-to-day activities. These are simple yet very valuable.

Loving Son


Thought For The Day

1] The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.

2] We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

3] Ideas are like rabbits. Let us get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon we have a dozen.

4] Education breeds confidence, Confidence breeds hope, Hope breeds peace.

With love, Amma- Naana

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Set your priorities for the rocks. The rest are just pebbles and sand.

Hello sir, how are you all doing?

My wife & I are in good health. Monsoon has set in rather early here, but the proof was the bad shape of roads & traffic in & around Kukatpally ! I'm sad about the havoc the rains have wrecked in some parts of AP. Images of people suffering & dying have almost become screen-savers on TV..anyway, I wish & pray the situation improves.

Recently I read a short story in some journal. It was so inspiring & practical, I thought I should share with you. I'm sure you will like it too.

Pls convey our regards to Mrs.Somaiah, your children & grand-children.

The following is the story...
warm regards
Prakash Rao

A Philosophy Professor stood before his class. He picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top. The rocks were about two inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The Professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He asked his students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The Professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

“Now,” said the Professor, “ I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things- your family, your health, your friends, your professionalism, your character anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed ”.

“The pebbles are the other things in life that matter, but on a smaller scale. The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your car and so on”.

The sand is everything else. The smallest stuff.

If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there is no room for the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.

Take care of the rocks first- the things that really matter.

Set your priorities for the rocks. The rest are just pebbles and sand.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Thank you for your informative mail, dear Doctor

Dear Dr. Govardhan,

Happy to receive your mail.
Nice to know that your Veterinary College is celebrating it’s Diamond Jubilee on 10th and 11th of August 2006.

Mr. and Mrs. Vishnu, a senior Scientist from Vancouver are associating us, this weekend. They are Ph D`s from IISc Bangalore. Mr. Kamalesh Babu and our dear Aparna and their loving sons VINOD and VIKRAM are associating with Mr. Sreenath and Anupama in Santa Clara, now.

Last Friday we spoke with our dear Sushma and Vasavi. They are doing fine.

We are sorry to know that our dear Mintu`s motorbike skidded at Domalguda and got his finger fractured. And we also felt sad to know that Mr. Rajagopal`s step mother expired the before.

Please convey our best wishes to our dear Nickky and Kala.

With love, Somayya Kasani
Dear Bawa

Noted your contents of 4th august mail. Since yesterday rain is vanished. Prem's son mintus motarbike skidded at domalguda and his right leg fingers fractured and a tendon also tared off. He has been admitted at CARE hospital on 5th evening. On 6th morning operation was done and plastered. We three of us visited him. My uncle P.Rajgopal’s step mother expired yesterday it self. My self And Venu, Raju mamaiah attamma attend funeral at Thodupally village and returned. Veterinary college, Hyderabad, is celebrating its diamond jubilee on 10th and 11th of this month. I have registered my name.



Sunday, August 06, 2006


1. Toothpick : to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others

2. Rubber band :
to remind you to be flexible:
things might not always work out the way you want, but it will work out.

3. Band aid : to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours and someone else's .

4. Pencil : to remind you to list your blessings everyday.

5. Eraser : to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK.

6. Chewing gum : to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

7. Mint : to remind you that you are worth a mint!

8. Tea bag : to remind you to relax daily and go over your list of blessings.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


The road to Success is not straight.
There is a curve called Failure,
A loop called Confusion,
Speed bumps called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
Caution lights called Family.
You will have flats called Jobs.

But, if you have a spare called Determination,
an engine called Perseverance,
Insurance called Faith,
You will make it to a place called Success"

Dear All! Good Morning & Have a nice Day!

With Love, Amma-Nana

Friday, August 04, 2006

Words that describe one`s personality

"If we treat people as they are, they will stay as they are. But if we treat them for, what they might be, and might become, and they will become their betterselves."

With Love, Amma

Do a Deed of Simple Kindness...

Drop a pebble in the water,
And its ripples reach out far;
And the sunbeams dancing on them
May reflect them to a star.

Give a smile to someone passing,
Thereby making his morning glad;
It may greet you in the evening
When your own heart may be sad.

Do a deed of simple kindness;
Though its end you may not see,
It may reach, like widening ripples,
Down a long eternity.

Dear Malathi,

How Are You! How Are Your Loving Parents? Please Tell My Best Regards To Them.
Written above Is A Short Poem For All, To Learn.

With Love, Your Loving Uncle!

Thought For The Day

"-My objective in living is to unite my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight.

-You can work at something for twenty years and come away with twenty years' worth of valuable experience, or you can come away with one year's experience twenty times."

With Love, Amma-Nana

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


When a teacher demonstrates sincerity and decisiveness in the classroom, the pupils will unconsciously give her/ his permission to teach them. And without that permission, learning won`t happen.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Have a nice Day


It is not what we know that counts; it is what we do with what we know that spells the difference between success and failure in life for us.


With love, Amma - Naana