Saturday, September 30, 2006

Click On The Bird

CLICK ON THE BIRD above to read Famous Inspirational Stories, Quotes, Poems, and Posters.

The poem below is a paraphrase of the 30th poem in Rabindranath Tagore's The Gardener

In my sky at twilight you are like a cloud
and your form and color are the way I love them.
You are mine, mine, woman with sweet lips
and in your life my infinite dreams live.

The lamp of my soul dyes your feet,
My sour wine is sweeter on your lips,
oh reaper of my evening song,
how solitary dreams believe you to be mine!

You are mine, mine, I go shouting it to the
afternoon's wind,
and the wind hauls on my widowed voice.
Huntress of the depths of my eyes, your plunder
stills your nocturnal regard as though it were water.

You are taken in the net of my music, my love,
and my nets of music are wide as the sky.
My soul is born on the shore of your eyes of mourning.
In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins

We wish you all a Happy D a s a r a and a Happy Weekend!
Amma - Naana

Friday, September 29, 2006

An email From Naana

Dear Children, GOOD AFTERNOON.

Today I woke up late, but I am very fresh now. Thanks to all of you, for all of your constant boosting to make us a good living here, in brand new place, of course close to you.

Your dear mummy got her appointment with her doctor today. She is suffering with the pain in one hand since last week.

I am staying at home today. However, I shall go for a short trip in the neighbourhood with my pretty new bike in the evening.

More in my next mail,

with love, Naana

One day, there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries, and the only passport will be the Heart.



An Autobiography was written by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, while he was in prison.

He was concerned that his father, who was a prominent lawyer in India, disapproved of him going to prison, and he started to wonder himself how had ended up there.To sort out this question for himself, he wrote his autobiography book. In this book, Nehru starts his history with how his ancestors had to flee Kashmir, and then goes on to tell about his own life, with a particular emphasis on the parts of his life that had brought him to that point in time. His entire life history, from even before his father was born, seems to have led him naturally to where he was.

As a child he seems quiet, observing, and thoughtful. As a grown up he was still thoughtful. One sees his admiration for humble people, and his aversion to any form of violence very early in the book.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Edmonton Library

Dear all, I am writing this mail from Library. Presently I am in the second Floor of the building. It is a mini pub.I shall make a short trip in the library and select a couple of books of my interest and sit at a table, comfortably going through them for sometime.

I Started from home at 10.26 a m and reached the library around 12.00 am. I greeted a couple of my new acquaintances at SAGE before I came to the library. At 2.00 pm my friend Mr. Joginder joins me. And we go around the Churchill Square chatting the subjects of our interest. By 4 pm, we start back our respective sweet homes.

More in my next mail,


With love, Naana

Note: I see people around me, with unique goals and abilities and with distinct potential.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Thought For The Day

Dear Children, GOOD EVENING!

We, your dear mom and I are fine here. Tomorrow Mr. Mundi, his nephew Mr. Balawanth and I are going on a trip to the city, Edmonton in the morning. And we shall come back home in the evening. Report of my trip follows to you, in my next mail.

Have a nice day , dear all.
with love, Naana

A Wave of Comfort

Drop a pebble in the water,
just a splash and it is gone;
But there are half a Hundred ripples curling on,
and on, and on;
Spreading, spreading, spreading from the centre,
flowing on to the sea;
There's not a way of telling where the end is going be.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness,
in a minute you forget;
There's gladness still a-swelling and
there's joy a-circling yet,
You've rolled a wave of comfort
whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water,
just by dropping a kind word.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Manchi Mitrulu..

Dear Uncle,
Please find photos attached to this email. Please acknowledge.
Srinivas.G ( Internet )

Manchi Mitrulu dooorana unnaa, vaari saannihityam cheruvaloo unnatle untundi...


Drop a word of cheer and kindness ...

"Drop a pebble in the water:
just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,
flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water:
in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,
and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great
big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading,
spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them,
once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing,
and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty wave of tears
you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy ere you
dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing,
dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume of
the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling,
and there's joy acircling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort
whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word."

Monday, September 25, 2006

Downtown, Edmonton

Dear Children, GOOD MORNING!

We are all fine here. Today Mr. Joginder Singh Sahota, Mr. Bagicha Singh and I spent nearly 3 hours in Downtown visiting CANADA PLACE, SENIORS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER EDMONTON OFFICE (SAGE) at Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. From our Heritage Centre, number of buses go to downtown directly. There are several important offices/ centers in downtown to enhance the quality of life for older persons through service, including the great Edmonton Library.

More in my next mail, Have a nice day, dear all.

With love, Amma-Naana
"Once in while, I meet someone new
Who becomes such a wonderful friend..."

"People can have greater impact on others
By the way they listen than by the way they talk"

"Life's a journey is always worth taking"

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."

Some Positive Thoughts to Ponder..

Be Appreciative
Be Happy
Be Persistent
Be Positive
Believe in Yourself
Dare to Dream
Discipline Yourself
Do Good
Eat Smart
Educate Yourself
Experience Life
Get Enthused
Get Organized
Get to Know Yourself Better
Hard Work Will Get You There
Life is full of Lessons
Stress Not
Time is a Factor

With Love,

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.

Dear Children, GOOD MORNING!

It is nice dear our Chinna that you could organize your weekend quite well. We really appreciate your enthusiasm in doing your day today work well. Today I am going to the library, downtown. My friend Mr. Joginder Singh also comes there from his home, at Clareview.

With love, Amma - Naana

-Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have!
-A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
-Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it?. You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.
-Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
-The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
-Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. Never go backward.
-Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.
-If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
-We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bhagat Singh

Dear Children, GOOD EVENING!

I am forwarding you the story of ' Bhagat Singh '. He is the symbol of the heroism of the youth of India. Bhagat Singh' means 'the fortunate.

With love, Naana

Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. He was the third son of Sardar Kishan Singh and Vidyavati. Bhagat was a lovely child. His smile was charming. People used to say that he would become very famous. Bhagat Singh was admitted to the primary school. From his childhood he was highly interested in studies. He was ahead of the others in his class. He used to write a beautifully. He was the favorite pupil of his teachers. Very much liked by his class- mates. Bhagat Singh easily made friends with one and all. His companions were naturally his friends. But cart men and coolies, and the very men who swept the streets were also his friends. The ability to win the hearts of men grew in Bhagat Singh right from his childhood. Bhagat Singh was a village boy.

His father was afraid he would lag behind in his studies. So he engaged a teacher to teach him at home. But within two days the teacher saw how intelligent the boy was. "What can I teach this boy?. He has already learnt everything," said the teacher to Kishan Singh. He made a deep study of the lives of the revolutionaries of Ireland, Italy and Russia. The more he read, the deeper grew his belief that war alone could bring freedom. The youth of the land should be inspired to turn to revolution. The very thought of fighting for freedom should thrill the young men. So thinking, Bhagat Singh began to organize the youth. Bhagat Singh did not confine himself to the study of books. The more he learnt about revolution, the greater grew his desire to participate in it. Bhagat Singh was a fountain of zeal. His village was too small for his activities. He went to Lahore. Every day he got up at four. Then he fed the cows, removed the cow dung and cleaned the shed. Next he milked the cows and sold the milk. It was all systematic, and tidily done. Whatever he undertook Bhagat Singh did a good job. In Delhi, Chandrasekhar Azad, a young revolutionary, was introduced to Bhagat Singh. It was as if fire and wind were united. Bhagat Singh and BatukeshwarDutt stated, "If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill anybody. We have bombed the British Government. The British must quit India and make her free”. They also explained the objects of their association. Even today, the heroic spirit of Bhagat Singh is an unfailing source of inspiration to the youth of the country.

Success Metrics

Interesting signature in a colleague’s email…

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Joy.. By Rabindranath Tagore

And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
In fighting evils...
Joy is there Everywhere.

Life...By Mother Theresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Watched Godavari Movie

Dear all our loving children,

Good Evening. How are you?. How are you spending your weekend? Today we all went to Telugu Cinema 'GODAVARI ". This Film is unique and is interesting. Our Andhra Cultural Association organized it.

More in my next mail

With love

Dear Amma, Nana

Nice to read Amma's loving mail. Glad to know that you associated with Telugu friends there to watch a movie.

Yesterday, we attended a Telugu family get-together at Redmond Ridge park. We conducted some games there, we played volleyball etc. Prof Ramulu's family and about 10 other Telugu families also came there.

Have a nice sunday

Loving Son,

Friday, September 22, 2006

From Pranay


When u feel u r alone in a crowd.....When u feel no 1 can understand u....When ur love is rejected by others....& When u hate ur life.... Just close ur eyes & see her face who loves u more than anyone else.....who cares for u in loneliness & dies for u when u cry.......she is no one but ur sweet loving MOM.

....Love her more than anyone else in this world....Bcoz only she was, is and will be there for u all the time.... Pass this message to every one u know, if u love ur MOM....... else.....who cares for u in loneliness & dies for u when u cry.......she is no one but ur sweet loving MOM.....Love


Morning Sun

Dear Children,

Good Morning & Have a Nice Day!

With Love,

"The morning sun
Surrounds us
With its cosmic

The Soulful
Morning smile
Is a treasure
Of the mind
And heart alike.

In the morning
The greatness of
The mind and
The goodness of
The heart are

In the morning
Our hearts dawn
With sweetness-

Each morning
Is the birth
Of a new

In the morning
Heaven descends
In all its glory
To become
The rising sun.

The morning light
Feeds our hearts
And guides our lives."

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Independence Day Celebration

Dear All

Please see the attached picture of Nana & Rani with Senator Maria Cantwell at the Indian Independence day celebration.

With Love

Let me be a friend that is always there

If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there.

Poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.


Westbrook School - best of all
For the kids from every place.
Westbrook kids are friends forever
Everyone has a smiling face.
Working together,Studying together,
What could be better to make friends.
Westbrook School, my home forever
Fun and smiles that never end.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

From Amma - On Cooking

Dear all,
How are you? We are all fine here. Vinod, Vikram, Aparna and Kamalesh Babu came this evening. They spent a couple of hours with us. Nana spent today with Mr. Mundi and his friends Gurcharan Singh, Resham Singh and Jagjit Singh.
The following are a few lines for you on cooking.

Some people cook because they have to. Others, (me, for instance), cook for love. Cooking well is one of the most useful arts. It is most often practiced by people who enjoy life to max. Still, we all need a little help on the path to culinary joy. Good equipment is essential. So is good information, and a few basic skills.

With love

Life Is Lovely All the Year !

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Thank you, Peddakonda for your love and affection. Amma-Nana

Our Dear Amma and Nana: Good morning!

Thank you for your mails. I really admire you, how you break language, cultural and continental barriers and meet people with good heart and make friends. I am very glad that you are making new friends and expanding each day.

I am at work now. I woke up by 5:15 AM. Kept ready breakfast, packed lunch boxes, kept ready clothes for Vikram and Vinod and reached office at 7:00 AM.

Nana, your spirit is very high; to keep up with it you need to take good diet. Please as soon as you wake up, before you sit on computer, please brush and drink cup of milk. Then you can take your tablet.

I am happy to see your mails. Have a nice day.

With love, Yours Aparna

Friday, September 15, 2006

Only One

"I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."


Dear Children,

The mission of a family is to create a nurturing place of order, truth, love, happiness and relaxation and to provide opportunities for a person to become responsibly independent and effectively interdependent, in order to achieve worthwhile purposes.

- To Love each other
- To Help each other
- To believe in each other
- To wisely use our time, talent and resources.

With love,


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 Promise.

Outside my Window

"A new day I see and only I can determine what kind of a day it will be.

It can be busy and sunny, and fill with laughter along the way,
or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key,
for I am only the person I let myself be.

I can be thoughtful, and do all I can to help,
or be selfish and think only of myself.

I can enjoy what I do all I can to help,
or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand
or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself, and believe what I say,
and I personally intend to make the best of Today!"

With Love, Amma-Nana

Thursday, September 14, 2006

How are you ?

Dear All, Good Morning.
Our most glorious asset is the capacity to change ourselves for the better!

Encouraging words; Smiles they bring.
Promising words; We hold so dear.
Words of hope; Deliver good cheer.
Complimentary words; Spoken so gently.
Loving words; Uplift souls.
Words can be powerful; Mouth them with more control.
Kind-hearted words ; Pass the love with thoughtfulness.

Have a Nice Day, Dear All.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

MBA Vs B.COM Student - Best Joke

Hi all,

This particular joke won an award for the best joke in a competition Organized in Britain and this joke was sent by an Indian......


A MBA student and a B com student go on a camping trip,
set up their tent, and fell asleep.

Some hours later, the B COM wakes his MBA friend. "
Look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

The MBA replies, "I see millions of stars."

"What does that tell you?"

The MBA ponders for a minute.

”Astronomically speaking, it tells me that
there are millions of galaxies and
potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.

Time wise, it appears to be approximately
a quarter past three.

Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is
all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, it seems we will have
a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you?"

The B COM is silent for a moment, and then speaks.

"Practically...Someone has stolen our tent".

Have a Nice Day

Dear Children,


We are all fine here in Edmonton. Today our dear Vikram Naana`s parents are getting a small surgery for him at the Children`s Hospital, near the University. After couple of hours they will come to our home. Both of them took half a day leave today. They are planning to go back to their work after their lunch, I believe.

Yesterday I took my Senior Citizen`s Annual Bus pass for 45$.

More in my next mail,

Have a good day, dear all.

with love, Naana

Monday, September 11, 2006

Problems may fall like rain, But every seed has its season...

Dear Children, Here is a short poem for you from my notes. With Love, Naana.

"It takes a day to make a dream,
But it takes many nights for a seed to become a tree.

Life is a ladder that must be climbed.
But in every stage,
There are many rivers and battles to fight
And our hopes determines our future.

Life is a trip through the wilderness
And everyone must survive for success.
But without a determination
We can never reach our destination.

There are many roads in life,
But choice Stands between the broad and the narrow.

The world is not only what we see But what we hear
Life is time and time is tide.

We are making an endless journey
But no ladder is without an end
Problems may fall like rain
But every seed has its season"

Greetings-News from Canada-India

Dear our Doctor, GOOD MORNING!

We, dear Vijaya, Aparna, Kamalesh Babu and Vikram and Vinod are all fine here, in Edmonton.

Nice to receive a loving mail from you, this morning. We felt happy to know that all our near and dear people are fine there. Yesterday we had a chat over computer with our dear Anu and Sreenath, sometime. They are doing fine.

Every evening Aparna, Kamalesh Babu and their loving sons Vinod and Vikram visit us. And they also bring Vegetables and the other articles of food with them for us on their way home.

It is good our dear Kala is being recovered soon. Please convey our best wishes to Kala and our loving Nicky. We hope that she is doing well.

More in my next mail, Please convey our best regards to all our dear people, there and in Nizamabad.

With love, Somayya Kasani
Govardhan Bandari
Sep11, 2006,

Dear bava, seen your 9th mail and felt happy that you are O. K. I hope the kids and vijaya, aparna, kamalesh are fine. Kala is a bit improved in her health. My brother- in-law is blessed with a son 10 days back. Yesterday, Gangadhar bava, Anusuya, and Pedda babu spoke with us, from n.z.b. Every body is o. k there. Ravindra`s family is leaving to malasia on 17th of this month.

Have a nice day,

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Greeted Rama Subba Rao Gaaru

Dear Children,

How are you? We are doing fine here. Thank you for your mail. Felt happy to know the contents there in. We had our lunch.

Just now, your dear mummy and I spoke with Rama Subba Rao and his beloved wife Hymavathi - Sujana Enclave. They are all doing fine. They spoke with us very affectionately. The Sujana Family celebrated one full week on the occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi, as usual.

Akkaiah, Vinod, Vikram and their loving dad Mr. Kamalesh Babu come to our home - Magrath today, in the evening



If we plant faith, we will reap miracles

If we plant honesty, we will reap trust.
If we plant goodness, we will reap friends.
If we plant humility, we will reap greatness.
If we plant perseverance, we will reap victory.
If we plant consideration, we will reap harmony.
If we plant hard work, we will reap success.
If we plant forgiveness, we will reap reconciliation.
If we plant openness, we will reap intimacy.
If we plant patience, we will reap improvements.
If we plant faith, we will reap miracles

With Love, Amma-Nana
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Life is all memory!

Dear all,

Please bring words to life every day, and give us great joy. The best relationships are those that gives us love, encouragement and constant support.

With love,
Amma - Naana

"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning".

Friday, September 08, 2006

Have a Nice Day

Dear Children, GOOD MORNING!

Mummy and I are doing fine here. I took my first tablet, already. I am doing fine. Everything is normal, fine.


With Love, Naana.

May sunbeams shine in our direction,
May feelings of happiness fill the air,
May blessings and good wishes be a part
Of our day and follow us everywhere.

Let us enjoy this day,
That's been sent our way,
And all the good things,
It may bring.

Every morning when we wake,
Let us decide right from the start,
That "Today will be a good day"
And let it all in with an open heart

Thursday, September 07, 2006

From Your Loving Dad

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Thought For The Day

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test."

Have a Nice Day!
With Love, Amma-Nana

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Best Wishes to you Vikram Naana - Back to School

Dear our sweet Vikram Naana,

You are going to your New, but Great School tomorrow. Your loving Grandma and I wish you earn a lot of good friends at your new School, and a lot of love from your new friends and teachers, in course of time, as you could in your earlier school. And we wish you joy and success in all that you do.


Good Morning

Good morning it's time to rise,
Stand up and wipe your sleepy eyes.

Reach and stretch for the sky,
Hold your hands way up high.

Bend your body and touch the ground,
Stand up straight, now turn around.

Point to your eyes, point to your nose,
Jump up and down and touch your toes.

Clap your hands, stomp your feet,
Let's start the day, now find your seat.

Happy Teacher's Day

Teachers' Day (India)

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "birthday". In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.


-A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

-Teachers mold the lives that they influence.

-Lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life.

-We should always respect our teachers.

-Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is appreciated.

-Socrates was an example of a good teacher. He considered himself a learner as well as a teacher. For Socrates, love and friendship were the proper contexts for the pursuit of wisdom and goodness. Socrates saw himself only as a catalyst. He felt it was not his teaching, but actually the power of the Divine which enabled the person he was talking with to improve himself.

Monday, September 04, 2006

I am here for a Purpose...

"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy"

With Love, Amma-Nana

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Jeyaprakash Narayan

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is a physician by training, a public servant by choice, and a democrat by conviction. He joined the IAS in 1980. During his 16 years of public service in various capacities, he had many accomplishments to his credit. He is still remembered fondly by the people of the districts he once worked for.

In spite of an impressive personal achievement, Dr. JP’s experience in government convinced him that faulty governance process is the biggest hurdle in India’s path of progress.

In order to translate his vision into practical reality, he resigned from the IAS in 1996, and with like-minded citizens formed Lok Satta Movement in 1997. Lok Satta has now emerged as India’s leading civil society initiative for political and governance reforms with wide popular base in Andhra Pradesh.

Over the last decade, Lok Satta has significantly influenced India’s democratic evolution.