Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Few Lines on Reading

Dear Children, Here are a few lines on Reading...

~ Learning to Read is Basic, Loving to Read is the Plus.

~ A book is good company. Read in order to live. What is reading, but silent conversation.

~ Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

~ I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

~ When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.

~ Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.

~ When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature.

~ To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

~ A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.

~ To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

~ The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.

~ There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.

Have a Nice Day!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Good Morning

Dear Children, Good Morning.

Here are a few quotes from " Bertrand Russell".

With Love, Amma - Naana

-The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.

-Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

-I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.

-It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.

-The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.

-One should have a general attitude of welcoming to everybody.

-Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement. Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

-To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization,
and at present very few people have reached this level.

Greeted our Sujana Family

Good Morning, Dear All!

We are fine here. Last night Your dear Mom and I greeted, madam Lakshmi of Sujana Family. They are all doing fine.

They are searching for good Life-partner for Neeharika. Now she is in final year of her Degree, besides her job. Buchi Raju is also in his final year. He is appearing for job interviews, although he desires to-do his Masters in Computer Science. They are celebrating Mr. Veerabhadrarao JAYANTHI on May, 20th at Chikkadpally public Library this time.

They are not facing any water problem yet. She told that our Building is looking good after its painting work.

More in my next e-mail,

With Love, Amma - Naana

Friday, April 27, 2007

Eating Right Foods

Dear Children, Good Evening!

You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS each day. FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills, because the FOOD that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT.

You don't get fat because of a lack of exercising, that's a myth. You get fat because you don't eat the right foods at the right intervals each day. Also, the pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills.

This is true because your body is like an "engine" and it only needs certain foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don't eat the right foods at the right times then it won't burn those calories and you'll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue.

The reason you cannot lose weight by starving yourself (using a low calorie diet) is because your metabolism will detect any major drop in calories and it will then ADJUST ITSELF by burning fewer calories each day.

With Love, Amma - Naana

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gift Me a Promise...

Dear Children,

" Gift yourself smiles.
It keeps your life vibrant.

Gift yourself happiness.
It gives your life youthfulness.

Gift yourself hope.
It gives your life a purpose.

Gift yourself strength.
It gives your life a reason to fight back.

Gift yourself dreams.
It gives your life a whole new perspective.

Gift yourself love,
It makes your life worth living.

And gift me the promise,
that you would cherish
your own gifts for a lifetime.
It would give my life a meaning."

With Love, Amma-Naana

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Dear All,

For me blogging is a way to keep my thinking sharp and creative.

Have a Nice Day,

Monday, April 23, 2007

A Few Quotes for Us To Think About

~ When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness.

~ Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

~ A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

~ Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

~ Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

~ Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

~ When all else is lost, the future still remains.

~ The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

~ Marriage is not a noun;it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.

Have a Nice Day!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ellalerugani vaallamu... Kallalerugani vaallam...

"E l l a l e r u g a n i V a a a l l a m u..
K a l l a l e r u g a n i V a a l l a m u...
Balalam memokkate....
Lokamu maakokkate..."

Good Morning, Dear All!

Your dear Mom and I associated with our sweet children, learning Telugu, their Mother Tongue in our pretty city Edmonton, yesterday for an hour. The class is being taught by the enthusiastic members of Andhra Cultural Association (ACA). I could recollect my sweet days associating the class as a class-room teacher, in my career.

Have a nice day, dear all!
With Love, Amma - Naana

Saturday, April 21, 2007

ACA Edmonton - A Few Comments from ACA Members

Hello Everybody:

Sri Somaiah Kasani (the new literary secretary) has developed a draft outline of a website for our association. All are invited to look into the draft. The address is aca.

Whatever comments you may have, please feel free to send aca_executive@ so that the new executive will consider the comments before deciding whether to go ahead with the development of a website.

Murthy Pariti
for aca_executive.

Dear Somayya garu:

First, Congratulations on your election as Literary Secretary of ACA. I am not sure when was the last time that ACA was fortunate enough to have an individual in that position who took his/her job, in spite of its being voluntary, so seriously. I am sure interesting and valuable things will happen during your tenure.

Yes, I did receive the earlier message reg the new web site of ACA. I did not reply to it because I am not not one who spends a lot of time either on the web or for that matter at the computer. I use both only when absolutely necessary. I still follow the old fashioned way for the acquisition of knowledge-- reading books. Please excuse my not acknowledging the last email.

I shall be happy to discuss the history of ACA or any other topic with you at a mutually convenient time. Please let me know when you would want to do this.


Dear Somaiah Garu

I think it is a wonderful idea and what I have seen so far is a fabulous effort. Our Associatation certainly needs some life and rejuvenation.

If you can find a way to attract our children (and adults too!) to the true nature of our culture, the meaning of our great epics and what real India is (one has to penetrate the unpleasant layers of surface appearances), the web site certainly the best medium to unite us.

I commend your efforts!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mom's Answers to Son's Quizzes

Dear Ajay Babu,

Here are my answers to your questions.

With Love, Amma

Thursday, April 19, 2007

1)What is the name of the device that is used to input text in to computer by typing?

2)What is the name of the device used to point and click in using a computer?

3)What is the name of the device used to read interaction with the computer?

Friday, April 13, 2007

1) What is Vikram's teacher's name?
Vikram's teacher's name is Miss Van Aller.

2) What subjects dose Vikram have in is curriculum?
Vikram has Reading, and writing; Journal Writing; Additions, and Subtractions in Mathematics in his Curriculum.

3) What grade is Vikram in this year?
Vikram is in Grade 1, this year.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

1)Who is the prime Minister of Canada?
Stephen Harper is the prime Minister of Canada.

2)Who is the premier of Alberta?
Ed Stelmach is the Premier of Alberta

3)Who is the Mayor of Edmonton?
Stephen Mandel is the mayor of Edmonton.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

1)What are the Two official national languages in Canada?
English and French are the two official national languages in Canada.

2)Name two countries other then Canada in North America?
United states of America and Mexico are the two countries other then Canada in North America.

3)Name a province other than Alberta in canada?
Ontario is a province in Canada.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

1)Which city is the capital city of Alberta province?
Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta province.

2) Which city is the capital city Canada country?
Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

3)Which city is capital city of Andhra Pradesh state?
Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

1) For many Canadians/Amerians, today (this Sund,April 8Th) is observed as what?
For many Canadians/Americans, today is observed as Easter Sunday.

2) Give the name of a University/ College in edmonton
University of Alberta.

3) Give the names of two Shopping malls in Edmonton?
West Edmonton Mall, Zellers.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

1]What season is it now in Edmonton?
It is now Spring.

2] Which province of canada do you live in?
We live in Alberta

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thought For The Day

Dear All, Good Morning!

I am curious, eager to try new things. I learn enthusiastically. Either I find a way, or I will make one. I will not wait to have a good day. I will make one.

Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.

Have a Nice Day!


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Congratulations & Great Inputs from Best Friends

Dear Somaiah garu,

Congratulations on joining the board of ACA as Cultural Secretary.

I'm sure, your passion to spread love and affection will become the 'new face of ACA'.

Your motivational collection of poems will greatly inspire youth and adults alike.

We wish you 'All the very Best' in your new role and wish the ACA becomes a strong anchor for the Telugu community in Edmonton and everywhere else.

I think the Home page of your website will be interesting if it opens with a visual of ACA written with MUGGU (rangoli) + pictures of eminent personalities of Andhra Pradesh (with a brief write-up), like we have sculptures in Tank Bund, Hyderabad.

Warm regards
Prakash Rao & Varalakshmi

Monday, April 16, 2007

Life Style...

Dear Children,

"Lifestyle is nothing but the end result of the hundreds of decisions, large and small,that we make every day of our lives. "

The following is excerpt from my today's reading.

Wish you all a healthy Life Style.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Living well now is like putting money in a savings account. The dividends will come later, as you age. The better you are at "saving," the richer you will be when it comes time to reap the rewards.

"Chasing Life" does not contain any gimmicks. There is no single, simple key to a long, healthy life. It's human nature to want an easy solution, but there isn't one. Life is complicated.

I am now trying to eat better -- shooting for at least seven different colored foods a day. I'm also trying to reduce the stress in my life. Both will lower my risk of developing heart disease later.

I've also become aware of how attitude can have a profound effect on our health and longevity. A positive outlook means a healthier body, more often than not. A sense of worth, of family, of joy -- all these can have profound and positive effects on your physical well-being.

Aging was caused by the practice of unhealthy lifestyles passed on from generation to generation and the loss of vital moisture during a person's life.

When we have our health, it’s easier to enjoy life to the fullest.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Children First...Play every day, Read every day, Nourish every day, Talk every day, Sing every day, Move every day

Good Morning, Dear All!

Young children need to be protected from harm, neglect, illness and disability. Children also need to be connected with their parents, family and community. When parents and community members connect with children they help them with these needs.
This connectedness creates a bond that establishes trust, healthy relationships and an improved quality of life.

Play every day
Play has been described as children's work. It is the time when they explore social and physical boundaries. This is a wonderful time for significant adults to get down to the child's level have fun and learn about one another.

Read every day
Reading from birth provides children with literacy skills, an awareness of literature and a bond between the child and caregiver. Children who are read to from a young age are more successful when they get to school, providing them with confidence to succeed.

Nourish every day
Small children need to be nourished with healthy foods. During their first years of life their bodies and brains are developing and need good nutrition to do so. Parents and family members can be role models for children to learn by teaching what to eat and how to eat well.

Talk every day
When we talk to our children we have a lifelong effect on their communication and social skills. They become confident and better able to express themselves.

Sing every day
Music is a great way for children and caregivers to connect. Singing and making a noise together is fun and helps children to develop.

Move every day
Studies into children' health show that large numbers of young children spend 30 to 40 hours a week watching television,playing computer games or just being inactive.

Play every day, Read every day, Nourish every day

Talk every day, Sing every day, Move every day

With Love, Amma-Naana

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thought For The Day

Dear All,

Here are a few proverbs for us to read and think them over.

- Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

- Courage easily finds its own eloquence.

- Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.

- Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.

- Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.

- Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

- Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.

- Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to dark place where it leads.

- Few things are more attractive than courage, cheerfulness and optimism. But they take on an extra dimension when you realize that they are not a lucky assembly of character traits, but the result of an act of will—a deliberate attempt to tackle an unkind destiny with strength of purpose and good humor.

- Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.

- Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes.

- Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or we grow weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have become.

- No one reaches a high position without daring.

- Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Have a Good Working Day,

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Life Without Struggles Is Like A Muscle Left Unused - It Will Slowly Shrink In Mass.

Dear Children,

A life without struggles only drive us towards degeneration. If we do not find ourselves challenged in our daily lives, we are seeking doom. Entropy - loss of order, of built-up structures - is a law of nature. All natural processes follow it, including our existence. Only with sufficient challenges which we make us struggle, we would seek self-improvement and progress, working against the laws of nature.

Humans developed intelligence in order to survive against the struggles and challenges they face. If we had no struggles, we would degenerate into bovine contentment and have no more brain power than other animals.

Living life without struggle would be nice. But in reality we learn from life's struggles.

Don't let your struggles get you down. Remember your life didn't begin with this struggle and it won't end with it either.

Have a Nice Day!

Good Morning

Dear Children,

Happiness is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. You feel really happy only when you are moving, step by- step, toward the accomplishment of clearly defined goals that you feel will enhance the quality of your happiness.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Focus your energies on unlocking your true potential and claim your ultimate birthright — happiness.

New ideas arrive unexpectedly. Whenever they do, allow them to be heard. Learn to be alert always for good ideas and opportunities for breakthrough. Be flexible. Grab opportunities when they come.

Begin anywhere. Begin now. Just do it.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Monday, April 09, 2007

About Indira Gandhi

We must learn to be still in the midst of activity
and to be vibrantly alive in repose: Indira Gandhi

Indian history has been witness to only one female Prime Minister - Indira Gandhi. She was the third Prime Minister of India and the daughter of the first - Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru. Her charm, intelligence and charisma made her a powerful statesperson, much loved and admired by her people.

Born on 19th November 1917, in Allahabad, she was greatly loved by her parents and her grandfather Motilal Nehru, who was a famous lawyer.

Her father had joined the freedom struggle, so little Indira, was exposed to politics from the age of 3 or 4 years. Her house was the centre of political activity, as all the important leaders stayed there on visiting Allahabad. Mahatma Gandhi was a frequent visitor to her father's residence and she was greatly affected by his thinking.

She passed her Metric from Pune University and was then sent on to Shantiniketan, formed by Rabindranath Tagore. Here she was made to lead a strict highly disciplined life. From here she went on to study in Switzerland and then to Oxford University in London.

Her Father's Daughter

After her return to India she married Feroze Gandhi, in March 1941 much against the wishes of the conservative Hindu community, as he was a Parsee. But Nehru was on her side.

When Indira's father was in jail he used to write beautiful, long letters to her about his patriotic feelings and the current political situation. This led her to understand the intricacies of the nation, better than the most.

In 1942, she joined the 'Quit India' Movement along with her husband and was arrested and jailed.

After India gained freedom, Pandit Nehru was elected Prime Minister. After his death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri took over. And then in 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected leader of the Congress.

Her Tenure As Prime Minister

Indira will be remembered for her commendable efforts in the development and progress of science, space exploration, irrigation, as well as policies like the nationalisation of banks and the 20-point programme.

But on the other hand, the enormity of the problems she faced was the cause of much heartache. There were problems in Assam, Punjab as well as East Bengal. And in 1971, Pakistan attacked India and forced another smaller partition - the creation of Bangladesh.

On June 26th, 1975, Mrs. Gandhi declared an emergency, due to the turbulent political situation in the country at that time. Janta Party leaders like J.P. Narayan were arrested and jailed. But Mrs. Gandhi lost out to them in the next election in 1977 and was re-elected to power in 1980.

Later, in Punjab there was a demand for a separate state of Khalistan, and the Sardarji's were up in arms. But their demands were not met and this was the cause of her ultimate assassination.

The End

On Wednesday, October 31, 1984, when Indira Gandhi was proceeding to her office, she was gunned down by her own bodyguards. This day has gone down in History as national Unity Day, as a tribute to the memory of a Great lady, leader and statesperson.

Source: From the web.

Have a nice day, Amma-Naana

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things, but in terms of ideals.

With Best Greetings, Amma-Naana

Friday, April 06, 2007

Count Your Blessings

Dear Children, Good Evening!

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Teaching is the Profession that Teaches all other Professions

Dear Children, Good Morning!

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. Also who dares to teach must never cease to learn. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand. - What do you say ?

With Love, Amma-Naana.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thought For The Day

Anger has an enemy: Peace. Peace has no enemy.

Peace has a special friend: Joy. Anger has only one friend: Destruction


Dear Malathi,
Thanks for your email.
Nice to know the news. Here is a poem for you...
With Love, Aunty & Uncle, Edmonton.

"Let the sky
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to serve.

Let the moon
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to love.

Let the sun
Your teacher.
You will learn
How to become."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Riddles For Fun

1] A boy went to a dentist to get his cavity filled. The boy was the dentist's son, but the dentist was not the boy's father. How can this be?

2] Take a sheet of newspaper. Now make two people stand on that newspaper so that they are face to face and they do not touch each other. You cannot tear the newspaper sheet.

3] There is a ping-pong ball fallen in a hole. The hole is just a little bigger than the ball around it, but it is much deeper, deeper than anybody's arm length. How will you take out the ball out? Remember that the hole is much deeper than anybody's arm length.

See the Riddles Answers

1] The boy was really the dentist's son and the dentist was really the boy's parent. The dentist was the boy's mother.

2]Any doorway will do. Place the sheet of newspaper in the doorway such that it is half at this side of the doorway and half is at the other side of the doorway. Close the door. Now two people can stand on the same sheet of newspaper without touching each other.

3] Fill the hole with water and the ball will float up.

Have a Nice Day, Amma-Naana


Dear All, Good Morning!.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Caring about others,and leaving an impact on people brings happiness.

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

Happiness consists not in having, but of being, not of possessing, but of enjoying.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Have a Wonderful Day,

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Congratulations Mr. Mohammad Ashrafi

Dear Mr. Mohammad ashrafi!

Congratulations for having elected to the board of directors of Condominium Corporation at the First annual general meeting held at Riverbend community league, east Edmonton.

I hope the board will encourage a safe, friendly, and active neibourhood by providing programs and services that promote by representing the needs and Interests of the community's members.

With love, Somayya Kasani


Dear Children,

Here are a few verses that we liked.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ways to Enjoy Great Walks with Young Children!

Ways to Enjoy Great Walks with Young Children!

Let’s go for a walk. Is anything simpler than just taking a walk to learn about the world?

In today’s driven reality, we sometimes need to be reminded of that. Summertime is a great time to get outside and go for a walk. With the warm weather, plenty of bugs, butterflies flora and fauna, and extended hours of sunlight, children can really explore the best nature has to offer during this magical time of year.

Walks provide a prime opportunity for great casual conversation, touching base with each other and finding out what’s going on inside a child’s head. It is also a time to reconnect with the neighborhood, someplace new, or even the natural world.

Walks are great simply as a purposeless meander, but can also be an intentional time to expand a child’s perspective. Always remember, you are first a parent and a companion; second a teacher. Here are some walk ideas:

Sensory Walks
One of the fundamental jobs a child has is to literally make sense of the world. A baby begins with sensory input streaming in and a world divided into “things I can suck and things that I can’t.” From that point on, children need to recognize and categorize the sensory properties of all things. This is, in fact, an enormous task.

During the walk, the focus is on noticing the senses, but you could move from simply noticing and commenting to recording and documenting your findings in a journal; adding some math and written language to the experience. Ask your child:

“What’s that smell?” Be alert for all the smells one encounters on a walk: from freshly mowed grass to automobile exhaust; food smells to animal “you know what.”

" What’s that sound?” Sort through all the sounds: human noise, different birds, crickets, dogs, trucks, lawn mowers, airplanes, far off sounds and nearby sounds.

“What does it feel like?” The world is full of texture: all the kinds of bark and plants, sticks, stones and grass, ground surfaces, metal, plastic, or rubber surfaces, the texture of clothing.

“Sensory deprivation.” : On a walk, take away a sense and talk about its absence. A blindfold walk, a headphone or ear plug walk, a “don’t touch walk, etc. and talk about how it feels when one of the senses is taken away. Do your other senses accommodate for the absent one?

You can make up as many walks as your imagination allows. Consider color, light, climate, objects, animals, people, math, language, rhythm, learning about the world, and our place in it, and above all, fun.

Here are some more walk ideas:

Color walks
Look for all the colors you can see and make a color journal. Or, look for a particular color. Or make up something you have to do when see a color – hop 3 times when you see purple; walk backwards when you see orange, etc.

Microclimate walks
On a hot day, go for a walk in sunny and shady areas, waterside areas, or breezy areas, and notice how the temperature is lower in the shade and even lower in shady areas with trees, or with a breeze off the water.

Architecture walks
Notice how houses are alike or different – size, shape, roofs, windows, doors, porches, landscape.

Sharing Nature with Children Exploring nature is becoming receptive – feeling with every sense.
In Sharing Nature with Children see these guidelines:

Teach less and share more: Besides telling children the bare facts of nature (“This is a mountain hemlock tree.”), I like to tell them my inner feelings in the presence of the hemlock tree.

Be receptive: Being receptive means listening and being aware.Focus on the child’s attention without delay: Some children are not used to watching nature closely, so find things that interest them and lead them bit by bit into the spirit of keen observation.

Look and experience first, talk later: Smell the lilac, rub the bark, or listen to the rumble of the garbage truck, then have the conversation.A sense of joy should permeate the experience: whether in the form of gaiety or calm attentiveness. The world is an interesting place with lots of things to learn about. Children need to connect to the world and come to love the world.

Parents are the best guides and mentors as they lead explorations into the child’s habit at. Without turning it into a rote learning classroom, we can venture out armed with fun games to attend to the world around us.

With Love, Amma - Naana

Easy Versus Difficult

Dear Children, Good Morning!.

Easy is to say we love. Difficult is to show it every day...
Easy is to make mistakes. Difficult is to learn from them...
Easy is to weep for a lost love. Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it...

Easy is to receive. Difficult is to give...
Easy is to judge the mistakes of others. Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes...
Easy is to talk without thinking. Difficult is to refrain the tongue...

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us. Difficult is to heal the wound...
Easy is to forgive others. Difficult is to ask for forgiveness.
Easy is to set rules. Difficult is to follow them...

Easy is to show victory. Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...
Easy to read this. Difficult to follow...
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts. And the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.

Have a Wonderful Day,
With Love, Amma-Naana

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Email from Professor Ramulu

Dear Somayya Garu, Greetings from Seattle!

Thank you for your kind email and saddened to see the article on Chera and his daughter passing away. I contributed whatever I could monetarily for his family when I was a student. Due to the nature of my academic research activities, I disassociated my self with every one in India from 1982.

Ajay did a fantastic job on Telugu Vani magazine.

With regards,


M. Ramulu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, Masters Program
in Manufacturing Engineering.

WATS - 2007 Telugu Vani Magazine

Congratulations for a Job Well Done!


Excellent, Well done. congratulations! We (me and my friends) enjoyed the program thoroughly. It was one time, well organized, well choreographed, well performed and well presented.

Food was excellent; may be in future you want to see someone serve the snacks (easy for me to say to find a volunteer!)

Here is the address and Phone # for Pabla:

364 Renton Center Way S.W.
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425-228-4625

You can actually pay them by credit card. I will also call to see how he wants to deal with this.

I just wanted make one observaton; I thought the Panchanga sravanam went a bit too long, besides being out of place for the kind of audience. I would have enjoyed such program in a Library setting. Unfortunately I was unable enjoy such literary aspect with so much "surround" sound. I did see the hall was full, so there are some that were not talking were probably trying to attention

Best wishes and blessings,


Dear Lakshmi garu

Namaste. Hope you are doing well.

This is cordially inviting you once again for our Ugadi get-together day after tomorrow. Please confirm you are going to be there for sure.

Best Regards

WATS - Ugadi Get-Together

Dear Aunty, Uncle & Dear All,

Just now we came back from Ugadi celebrations, it was well organized & cultural programs were very good.

Dear Ajay spoke very well on the stage, he encouraged audience to give standing ovation to the four women being honored and everybody rose & clapped.

We enjoyed the dance, songs & dramas, it was memorable occasion and everybody congratulated the WATS board.

Dear All, have a nice Sunday.

With Love