Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Aung San Suu Kyi

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations. To bring Burma democracy, AUNG SAN SUU KYI has lost both family and her own freedom.

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945 in the city of Rangoon. She is the daughter of General Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi.

Her father was the national leader of Burma until his assassination on July 17, 1947. His death is considered to be one of the main contributors to her fight for peace and independence for the country of Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi was educated in the city of Rangoon until she was 15 years old.

In 1960, her mother was appointed the Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal. She accompanied her mother to Delhi where she studied politics at Delhi University. From 1964 to 1967, she continued her education at St. Hugh's College and Oxford University where she received a bachelors degree in economics, politics, and philosophy.

During the next several years she worked abroad, including an assignment with the United Nations in New York.

In 1972, she met the British Tibetan scholar Dr. Michael Aris and the couple soon married. In 1973, Suu Kyi gave birth to her first child, Alexander in London. In 1977 she later gave birth to her second child, Kim, in Oxford. While in Burma she joined the pro-democracy movement, the National League for Democracy (NLD), which was pushing for political reforms in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi traveled extensively throughout the country, giving hundreds of speeches often to crowds of thousands, in an attempt to unite the people and reinstill their courage in achieving their long-sought goal of freedom.

She was loved and revered by the Burmese people in their's country's time of darkness. As Aung San Suu Kyi gained in popularity, military harassment of her campaign esclated.

In July, 1989, she was placed under house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi would spend the next six years of her life at her lakeside villa in Rangoon to serve her house arrest. She wrote many speeches and books that were published.

During this time she received many awards dealing with her great aspiration toward peace. However, what is considered to be her greatest honor was the Nobel Peace Prize that she won on October 14, 1991. With her prize money of 1.3 million dollars she established a health and education trust for the Burmese people. In March 1999, her husband, Michael Aris, died of prostate cancer in London. Aris was a senior research fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan studies at Oxford University.

Aung San Suu Kyi keeps on fighting for democracy and freedom in her homeland of Burma. She has dedicated her life to the citizens of Burma so that they can experience the freedom that they deserve. She has secured her name in Burmese history and will forever fight for democrac

Source: Web

Have a Nice Day!

Education is a tool of Liberation - Condoleezza Rice

Rice is the first African American woman, second African American, second woman to serve as Secretary of State. From the days of slavery, Rice's family seized education and used it as a tool of liberation.

Born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, Condoleezza Rice aka Condi Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004. Condoleeza resides in Washington, D.C.

She learned to read when most children were still struggling to walk and by the age of 3 had begun lessons in a wide range of areas—classical piano, figure skating, ballet, French.

A precocious child, both by heritage and personal ambition, Rice was in eighth grade by age 11, entered the University of Denver at 15, and went on to earn her doctorate in international studies. By age 26, she was an up-and-coming assistant professor at Stanford.

"My parents were very strategic, " Rice explained. "I was going to be so well prepared, and I was going to do all of these things that were revered in white society so well, that I would be armored somehow from racism. I would be able to confront white society on its own terms."

From the days of slavery, Rice has said, her family seized education and used it as a tool of liberation.

Source: Web.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Dear Children, Here is a poem for you.
With Love, Amma-Naana

"Courage is the strength to stand up
when it's easier to fall down and lose hold.

It is the conviction to explore new horizons
when it's easier to believe what we've been told.

Courage is the desire to maintain our integrity
when it's easier to look the other way.

It is feeling happy and alive, and moving forward
when it's easier to feel sorry for ourselves and stay.

Courage is the will to shape our world
when it's easier to let someone else do it for us.

It is the recognition that none of us are perfect
When it's easier to criticize others and fuss.

Courage is the power to step forward and lead
when it's easier to follow the crowd;

It is the spirit that places you on top of the mountain
when it's easier to never leave the ground.

The foundation of courage is solid,
The rock that doesn't roll.

Courage is the freedom
of our mind, body, and soul!"

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Few Quotes For You

-Life is a progress, and not a station.
-Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
-What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
-Live well, Learn plenty, Laugh often, Love much. The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

-Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
-Hope is what sustains humanity, conquers fear and gives us knowledge to grow in spirit.

Have a Nice Day!

A kind word may just get someone through the rest of the day

Dear Children,

Words are written on the heart of every human being. Words can change our lives forever. Many words are spoken and heard each day. Words tell others about us. Words tell how much of an education we have, what region we are from, our age, and even our personality. Words communicate what we need and what we want to others. Every word we use should be carefully monitored before we let it escape our mouths.

Our words can change someone's life. Our compassion on others is not just shown through our actions, but with our words as well. A kind word may just get someone through the rest of the day. Our words can change the thoughts and actions of others. So, let us think before saying another word because it just may be a life changing one.

With Love,

-If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Grandchildren are to grandparents like sunshine to a day

Child of my child, Heart of my heart, Your smile bridges the years between us - We are young again discovering the world through your eyes !!!

Dear Children,

Grand kids make life Grand! Grandchildren are to grandparents like sunshine to a day! Grandchildren fill our hearts with pleasure. Each a joy for us to treasure!
Happiness is having grandchildren to love. Dearer than our children are the children of our children. Life is easier if you hear the steps of grandchildren walking beside you!. Children are grand - but grandchildren are grander.

Great joy comes in seeing our family enter another generation. Happiness is having grandchildren to love.

By living with energy, purpose, and a good attitude, grandparents can send the message that life is good even as we age.

As life expectancy rises, more and more people are becoming grandparents, living to see their grandchildren grow up, and watching their grandchildren have children of their own.

Child of my child, Heart of my heart, Your smile bridges the years between us - We are young again discovering the world through your eyes !!!

With Love, Amma - Naana

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Thoughts on Culture

Dear Children, Good Morning. How are you ?

In this email, I would like to share some thoughts on Culture.

Have a nice day!
With Love, Amma-Naana

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world. Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture. Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles. It is proof of good culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.

The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of being; expand, if possible to his full growth. Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved. The only worthy end of all learning, of all science, of all life, in fact, is that human beings should love one another better. Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, without home, who has found his people everywhere. The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor.

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

Friday, February 23, 2007

About Goethe

Dear Children,

Goethe was a German poet, novelist, philosopher, and scientist who is considered one of the giants of the literary world. I read his biography this morning. Here a few quotes by Goethe.

You all have a nice day!
With Love, Amma-Naana.

1. Every spoken word arouses our self-will.

2. He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

3. If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

4. Every step of life shows much caution is required.

5. Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

6. He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

7. A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

8. A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

9. Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.

10. A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

11. A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

12. Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.

13. Character develops itself in the stream of life.

14. Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

15. Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

16. Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

17. Nothing is worth more than this day.

18. Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

About Ayn Rand

Dear all,

We have watched the movie Maa-Bhoomi and read the biography of Ayn Rand, this morning!

With Love, Naana

Ayn Rand
was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905. At the age of eight, she began writing her own tales, and by nine, she decided to become a professional writer. Here are a few interesting quotes by Ayn Rand.

* What is greatness? It is the capacity to live by : reason, purpose, self-esteem.

* A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

* A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

* Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

* Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

* Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

* To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

* Love is our response to our highest values.

* Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.

* To love is to value. A man of self-esteem, is capable of love - because he is the only man capable of holding firm, consistent, uncompromising, unbetrayed values. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

Praise is such a great gift, and it's so easy to give. In a mutually satisfying relationship, both people's needs are expressed, and they have the flexibility to give and take.

All our trials, great and small, can bring more of the two best things in life: love for life and love for others.

With Love,

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Before you complain, think of ...

"Before you think of saying an unkind word
Think of someone who can't speak

Before you complain about the taste of your food
Think of someone who has nothing to eat

Before you complain about your husband or wife
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion

Today before you complain about life
Think of someone who went too early to heaven

Before you complain about your children
Think of someone who desires children but they can not have

Before you argue about your dirty house; someone didn't clean or sweep
Think of the people who are living in the streets

Before whining about the distance you drive
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet

And when you are tired and complain about your job
Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job

Before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another
Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around"

Life is a gift
Live it...
Enjoy it...
Celebrate it...
And fulfill it.

With Love, Amma-Naana

About Arundhati Roy

Staying in a small hut with a tin roof within the walls of Delhi - and making aliving selling empty bottles, She then proceeded to study architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture.

Arundhati Roy (born November 24, 1961) is an Indian novelist, activist and a world citizen. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things. Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya to a Keralite Syrian Christian mother and a Bengali Hindu father, a tea planter by profession. She spent her childhood in Aymanam, in Kerala, schooling in Corpus Christi.

She left Kerala for
Delhi at age 16, and embarked on a homeless lifestyle, staying in a small hut with a tin roof within the walls of Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla and making a living selling empty bottles. She then proceeded to study architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture, where she met her first husband, the architect Gerard Da Cunha.

The God of Small Things is the only novel written by Roy. Since winning the Booker Prize, she has concentrated her writing on political issues.

These include the
Narmada Dam project, India's Nuclear Weapons, corrupt power company Enron's activities in India. She is a figure-head of the anti-globalization/alter-globalization movement and a vehement critic of neo-imperialism.

Roy was awarded the
Sydney Peace Prize in May 2004 for her work in social campaigns and advocacy of non-violence.

In June 2005 she took part in the
World Tribunal on Iraq. In January 2006 she was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award for her collection of essays, 'The Algebra of Infinite Justice', but declined to accept it.

Source: Wikipedia
With Love, Amma-Naana

Monday, February 19, 2007

Little Children

Vikram & Vini with Grandpa

Little children marching by, Full of hope and bright of eye,
Laughing, singing, skipping to, Starting out the day so new;
Holding hands and telling tales, No one passes, no one fails,
Never thinking about tomorrow, Full of laughter, void of sorrow;
Thinking not of who has what, Sharing all that's in the pot,
Never caring what's their color, Trying hard to love another;
Little children soft as clay, Living only for the day,
Full of futures yet unfounded, Feet on courses swift and grounded:

Today is Alberta Family Day...

Dear Children, Good Morning.

Alberta Family Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It is a statutory holiday in Alberta. Alberta Family Day was declared to recognize the values held by the pioneers who built Alberta and the values of home and family.

I know of no other place where happiness abides more securely than in the home. It is possible to make home a bit of heaven. Indeed, I picture heaven as a continuation of the ideal home. There is beauty all around when there's love at home. There is joy in every sound when there's love at home. Peace and plenty here abide, smiling sweet on every side. Time doth softly, sweetly glide when there's love at home.

Families are a source of hope, stability, and love. On Family Day, we celebrate the special bonds that link children and parents, and we recognize the importance of parental involvement in the lives of their children. By providing guidance, support, and unconditional love, families help shape the character and future of our Nation.

In an environment of love, discovery, and adventure, we inspire and empower families to achieve excellence.

Wish you a Happy Family Day!

With Love, Amma-Naana

What we live with we learn, and what we learn we practice, and what we practice, we become and what we become has consequences...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Greeted Baghlingampally Peddamma

Dear all, How are you? We are fine.

Last night your dear Mom and I greeted Baghlingampally Peddamma. They are all doing fine. She has enquired about you all, especially Master Vikram and Vinod.

Given the will – power, man makes every- thing out of nothing as it were. In the absence of the will - power, all his talents and qualities and endowments come to nothing.

With Love, Naana


What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life: Naana

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

Dear Children, Have a nice Day!
With Love, Amma-Naana

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Dear Children,

Here are some interesting quotes on Silence...

- True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

- Silence is one of the great arts of conversation. There is not only an art, but has eloquence in it. - Silence is more musical than any song.

- Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

- I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Have a Nice Day!
With Love, Amma-Naana

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thought For The Day

"If you are a man of this life
then march on this path like a man

Or retire and take refuge in your house
since you're not ready for this battle

Real men drank a thousand seas and
still died of thirst

You only had a cup
yet boasted of overflowing"

With Love, Amma-Naana

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Get the Point...

"People who are thin want to be fat,
People who are fat want to be thin.

People living in warm climates want to have cold weather,
People living in cold climates want to have warm weather.

People with curly hair want to perm it straight,
People with straight hair want to perm it curly.

People who are ‘white’ want to get a tan,
People who are ‘dark’ want to be ‘whiter’.

People who are short want to be tall,
People who are tall want to be short.

People who are rich envy the lifestyles of those who are poor,
People who are poor envy the lifestyles of those who are rich.

People who are famous want to be treated “normal”,
People who are normal want special treatment.

People who wear glasses envy those with perfect vision,
People with perfect vision want to wear glasses!"

People only see what they are prepared to see. By nature, people are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. Respect yourself and others will respect
you. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Words that enlighten are more precious than jewels.

Dear Children, Have a Nice Day!

With Love, Amma-Naana

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

St Valentine

Dear all our sweet people, How are You?
I am sending you this e-mail to say a Happy Valetine's Day!

- Love is exchange of values. Love is keeping in touch.
- Let us treasure the Love, we receive above all.
- Challenges weigh us down, solutions move us forward.
- We live for those who love us, for those who know us true.
- We loose, we learn, and move on!

Happy Valetine's Day!!

With Love, Amma-Naana.

St. Valentine's Story

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous!. I certainly wasn't going to support that law!. Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course.

It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers. One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary!
Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death. I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh -- because they know that love can't be beaten!

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Tame Bird was in a Cage - By Rabindranath Tagore

Dear All, Here is a Poem by Rabindranath Tagore. With Love, Amma-Naana.

"THE tame bird was in a cage, the free bird was in the forest.
They met when the time came, it was a decree of fate.

The free bird cries, "O my love, let us fly to the wood."
The cage bird whispers, "Come hither, let us both live in the cage."
Says the free bird, "Among bars, where is room to spread one's wings?"
"Alas," cries the caged bird, "I should not know where to sit perched in the sky."

The free bird cries,"My darling, sing the songs of the woodlands."
The cage bird sings, "Sit by my side, I'll teach you the speech of the learned."
The forest bird cries, "No, ah no! songs can never be taught."
The cage bird says, "Alas for me,I know not the songs of the woodlands."

Their love is intense with longing, but they never can fly wing to wing.
Through the bars of the cage they look, and vain is their wish to know each other.
They flutter their wings in yearning, and sing, "Come closer, my love!"
The free bird cries, "It cannot be,I fear the closed doors of the cage."
The cage bird whispers, "Alas,my wings are powerless and dead."

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Email from Ramu Bandari.

Dear tataiah.....
I am fine here.
This year our committee conducted games for dasara occasion. This time “ashok nagar" got all the rights. Already you know about them, last time they won in the semi finals, they were very cruel fellows. This time we won 5 consecutive matches first time we entered into the finals.
But we have some fear...because they are conducting on their own pitch, their own village,
their supporters and especially they were very cruel fellows. Before the final day we discuss to face their bowling, how to win the match.

Ashok nagar is exactly 12 kms from narsampet. Some of my supporters came by bus, jeeps, tractor and other vehicles. But my supporters were fewer than their supporters. Our Sarpanch, MRO, DSP came as special guests. A little fear came into my team mates. Toss won by Ashok Nagar and elected to bat first. We entered into the ground as “UNDER DOGS". Thy hit number of boundaries. My bowling performance is very well and I picked 6 wickets but my team mates failed in the bowling.

Cricket is a team game, it is not depending on just one or two players. Finally they got a big score 220/8 in 25 avers. There is a big target on the score board. We have no hopes. After lunch our openers went into the ground. They hit so many boundaries. BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE LOST SOME QUICK WICKETS. There is no hope.. I am looking alone at the corner of the ground. Another wicket down. Then my captain told me " NOW YOU CAN GO". Some tears comes out from my eyes. Because situation was not good. The present result was in their favor.
Already 8 wickets fell only 2 wickets remaining we need 121 runs, only 64 balls left. When I enter into the ground my opponents were bowling very well. The balls are coming just like bullets. First I played slowly. After that I hit some boundaries. In previous matches I was out for very low scores 2,5,0,3,9 that was the big fear for me. When I hit the boundaries their wicket keeper used some dirty words in telugu language. (" Orey yendukuraa cricket ki vasthaaru.....already okasaari odinchaamu ainaa meeku buddi raaledaa...meeru thinataaniki thappa yenduku paniki raaru.intlo koorchoni rama koti raasukondi"). Another one said.....ponee raa pora gaallu muchhata paduthunnaaru. ..adikaasthaa theeranee....

I am very angry with them. And my co-batsmen told me... .Don’t try hit to hard now .Because they are trying to spoil your concentration. After 7 balls i hit 2 consecutive boundaries. The commentator said the following words. “Ramu bandari strikes again" "Once again the tiger comes back into the form". I am very happy with those words. The fast bowlers came into the attack. He bowled the balls at above knee level. The ball hit on my knee and i fell to the ground. My team mates came. I told them...i don’t play because my injury is very strong. Then they said, try to hit some shots...why you behave like this. After 15 mines the play started, I take a help runner. But unfortunately after 3 overs, we lost another wicket. Suddenly the crowd stopped responding from my side....I am very. Very disappointed. Only one wicket remaining.
He doesn’t know how to hit hard, he was just like a doll, he can only bowl. I sent back my help runner. Always I try to keep the strike. But unfortunately once my co-player kept the strike, the ball came and hit on his leg-pad. Big shout came for leg before wicket (LBW). Then we looked seriously. The umpire said "NOT OUT". Then I told him don't try to hit hard and give the importance for defence. Then a slogan came from my supporters side “DWARAKA DHEBBA" "ASHOK NAGAR BOBBA" ("Dwaraka pet is my street name").

We need 45 runs from just 12 balls (2 overs). In 24th over 23 runs came 4 2 6 6 4 1 .Then last over remaining we need 22 runs. From 5 balls i hit 16 runs 6 4 2 0 4 ___ Only one ball remaining we need 6 runs. There is high tension. I said to my team mates, I can't play in this situation....they told me “If u hit a sixer we will win, otherwise we lose the match" The bowler was running for the last ball, there is a high tension, Then I shout the following words loudly
“JAI BHAJARANGA BALIIIIIII" And I close my eyes for 3 seconds and I hit hard. Fortunately the ball hit at the middle of the bat and The ball went up in the air..... I am looking, my team mates looking, my opponents looking, commentators looking, Finally the ball fell into the middle of the lake out side of the ground.... Unbelievable - that's a very big ....big six. All my team mates and supporters came into the ground and lifted me. Then my opponents put down their heads.
We ran and jumped around the ground....I hit 98 runs not out from just 45 balls with the help of 8 sixers and 7 fours. I got “MAN OF THE MATCH" award trophy and 1500/- prize money. My Sarpanch And MRO felt very happy. During last moments of the match, they stood up and looked very eagerly. Our team won 10,000/- and trophy. We had one dream - that is to defeat “ashok nagar " fellows. Finally we fulfilled. Commentator asked one question for me
You feel just like a hero (he asked just for joke) Then I said: No I am not ...I am an ordinary cricket player. But I remember the film “LAGAAN". THERE WAS ALSO SAME SITUATION FACED.

Sun, 11 Dec 2005

Dear Ramu,
Great spirit and effort in this. Keep it up
With Love, Tataiah.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

India Day at Edmonton, Canada

Dear Children,

Today I attended India day at Jubilee Auditorium. Mrs. Ratna Basappa gave the introduction speech and Mr.Ashok Sharma gave the welcome address. Hon.Premier Ed Stelmach, Dr Kevin Taft, Leader Alberta Liberal Party, Mr Ashok Kumar, Consulate General of India, Mr. Brian Mason, Leader New Democrattic Party, Mr. Vinay Dey President, NICC., Mr Mike Lake, M . P have also greeted the people.

Have a nice day!
With Love, Amma-Naana

* we just have to be the best in whatever we do as students, teachers, doctors, professors and in all occupations. Each of us is living example of India. India as a country is going to be judged by the actions of each of us.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Together we can do so much more

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Together we can do so much more. The key to the future is ours to share. Let's be as one as dreams unfold. It all begins with a single step. You and I can make a difference."

Dear Children, Have a relaxing Friday and Weekend!

With Love, Amma-Naana

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Protect your dreams dearly
Life without dreams
Is like a bird without wings
Protect your dreams dearly !

Life with dreams evoporated
Is a barren land filled with freezing ice.
Protect your dreams dearly!

Dear Children, Please read Praja Kala magazine at .
With Love, Amma-Naana.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

We all wish Madam Varalakshmi to get well soon.

Dear Sri Prakashrao garu, Namaskaram.

We are very sorry to hear the news. The true heroism lies rising every time we fall. Maadam Varalakshmi is very optimistic, she will get well soon. Mr. Shastri and other members of the family ought to radiate optimistic sympathy for her. I know well about you. You are a very strong person. You always accept the challenge and fight with a positive attitude. Please be bold and take all the services needed in our surroundings. Everything goes well.

Please convey our deep sympathy for her misfortune.Let us not worry about it much. Let us all be bold and she will get well soon. Please convey my best wishes to Mr. Shastri and his family.

With best regards,
Vijayalakshmi Kasani
Somayya Kasani

Note: Please take the help of Mr. Ramakrishna, Sujana 404. Please convey my best wishes to him.

Namaskaram Somaiah garu, trust this finds you all in good health. We are fine here, except that last week my wife, Varalakshmi had a small accident while plucking some flowers at our gate. I called my son, Shastri and we immediately rushed her to the hospital. X-rays suggest she fractured her hip in 2 places. Though the 2 fractures are small, but the doctors advised complete rest. She is now bedridden for atleast 1 month. Though my eldest son Srinivas flew from Delhi to be with us for a while, but the inconvenience of going through the trauma at this age is harrowing. After a week of trying to cook etc. myself, I have hired services of some professional cooks who deliver packed lunch at our house.Anyway, I hope & wish she recovers soon and is able to do her normal chores as usual. Do convey my regards & best wishes to all your family members.
warm regards
Prakash Rao


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Interesting Facts..

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 . John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946 . Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost a child while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird............ Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln. Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939. Both assassins were known by their three names. Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat ............... Lincoln was shot at the theater named " Ford ." Kennedy was shot in a car called " Lincoln " made by " Ford ". And here's the "kicker"................ A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland . A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe . And Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater

Monday, February 05, 2007

Thank you for being part of International Week at U of A

Dear Mr. Somayya Kasani, International Week 2007 attendee:

Thank you for being part of International Week! We feel this Week has been the most successful so far and we hope to continue making improvements for next year! If you haven't yet provided us with your feedback,we will continue to receive your evaluation comments until the end of this week.

Also, I want to let you know about an event this Thursday evening on "The Global Right to Health" with guest speakers from the North-South Institute based in Ottawa, as well as Dr. Stan Houston from our Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Nancy Hannemann
Director, Global Education
International Centre
172 HUB InternationalUniversity of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1ph.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Good Morning

Dear Children, GOOD MORNING!

Akkaiah is associating me to hospital, this morning. I am now ready to go. Akkaiah comes here in couple of minutes.

Thanks dear Ranamma, and Ajay Naana for forwarding your pictures taken on the occasion of Sankranthi at Seattle. The pictures are lovely, really. And it is great that you people are the members of the Organizing Committee this time.

More in my next email, HAVE A NICE DAY, DEAR ALL.

With Love, Naana.

* Always carry a small notebook and a pen or pencil around with you. That way, if you are struck by an idea, you can quickly note it down. Upon rereading your notes, you may discover about 90% of your ideas are daft. Don't worry, that's normal. What's important are the 10% that are brilliant.

* If you can't think, go for a walk. A change of atmosphere is good for you and gentle exercise helps shake up the brain cells.

* Read as much as you can about everything possible. Books exercise your brain, provide inspiration and fill you with information that allows you to make creative connections easily.

* Exercise your brain. Brains, like bodies, need exercise to keep fit. If you don't exercise your brain, it will get flabby and useless. Exercise your brain by reading a lot, talking to clever people and disagreeing with people - arguing can be a terrific way to give your brain cells a workout.

* Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

* Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

* Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Thoughts on Relationships

Dear Children,
"A good relationship contains friendship as well as love and passion and feels unique. Having a satisfying relationship in our lives is the main goal for everyone. We are all looking to be loved and to love someone, and hope that it is the best we can find - true, fulfilling and lasting.

Relationships with friends and family are filled with learning opportunities. It goes without saying that how we interact with those around us colors the kind of lives we live. I believe that human beings need to strive hard to find opportunity in adversity.

There's no magic formula. We still have to deal with the bad times,as well as the good, but doing this together will have the likelihood of improving immensely our self-worth and our quality of life. We learn to give service unselfishly to our partners or friends and others who may knock on our doors."

With Love, Amma-Naana

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

* It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave!
* Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
* Life is not really measured in time, but is measured in "events.".
* The keys to growth and building confidence in ourselves, depends on two things, how we educate ourselves and how we serve others.

Have a Nice Weekend,
With Love, Amma-Naana

Friday, February 02, 2007

Peace March - Gaddar

The great cultural Peace March Organized to spread the message of a non violent peaceful struggle for Telangana. Gaddar, a symbol of socio-cultural renaissance in telangana, is leading the march.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Gaddar was born in 1949 in Toopran village of Medak district. He comes from a poor dalit family and his parents Seshaiah and Lachumamma worked as labourers to earn a living. After completing PUC (then equivalent of 12th class) from a government junior college in Hyderabad he joined the Osmania University Engineering College to pursue a Bachelors degree in engineering but dropped out after the first year to earn a living.

Gaddar married a woman named Vimala. He has two sons, called Sureedu and Chandrudu (died of illness in 2003) as well as a daughter called Vennela.

Gaddar is a symbol of socio cultural renaissance in telangana.

Return love and provide a nurturing environment, dear parent....

We believe that becoming a parent is a gift, even though parenting means taking on an enormous responsibility. It’s a miracle that a child can come into the world and instinctively give us unconditional love. If we can return that kind of love and provide a nurturing environment, the responsibility becomes less challenging.

* When our daily life flows with a flexible rhythm,everyone benefits.
* Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
* The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
* Education is a life; that life is sustained on ideas. The duty of parents is to sustain a child’s inner life with ideas as they sustain his body with food.
* Children should be exposed to as many things as possible to provide them with as many connections as possible as they are growing up; then when they are grown they will have a vast relationship with all around them.
* For the youngest children a time to be held and read to is important, and as they grow older that time continues to be important, even after they can read for themselves.
* When they are taking what they learned and re-wording it for narration it becomes their own thoughts and forms relations with other things they have learned.
* It is our duty as parents to continue to struggle against all discrimination whether of race, gender, orientation, age, or size.
Have a Nice Day, Children.
With Love, Amma-Naana

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thought For The Day

"Without strong questioning skills, you are just a passenger on someone else's tour bus. Thinking without questioning is like drinking without swallowing."

Dear all, Here is an interesting website for you to make a tour : Questioning.Org

With Love,