Sunday, September 30, 2007

Good Morning

Dear Children,

~Look the world straight in the eye. The future belongs to those who live intensely in the p r e s e n t.

~No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your participation in day today life.

~The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

~Learning and growing together is like dancing.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Greetings from Amma-Naana

Easy...Difficult - A Poem By Archana Kapati

Have a Nice Day, Dear All. With Love, Amma-Naana

Easy is to get a place is someone's address book.
Difficult is to get a place in someone's heart.

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 dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream...

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity...

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side...

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up...

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value...

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise...

Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day...

Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself...

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 think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action...

Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt...

Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give

Easy to read this
Difficult to follow

Easy is keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings.

Life's Lessons - A Poem By Archana

Dear Children,

Read the following poem.

Love, Amma-Naana
I feared failure
Until I realized that I only
Fail when I don't try.

I feared success
Until I realized
That I had to try
In order to be happy with myself.

I feared people's opinions
Until I learned that
People would have opinions
About me anyway.

I feared rejection
Until I learned to
Have faith in myself.

I feared pain
Until I learned that
it's necessary for growth.

I feared the truth
Until I saw the
Ugliness in lies.

I feared life
Until I experienced its beauty .

I feared death
Until I realized that it's
Not an end, but a beginning.

I feared my destiny,
Until I realized that
I had the power to change my life.

I feared hate
Until I saw that it
Was nothing more than ignorance.

I feared love
Until it touched my heart,
Making the darkness fade
Into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule
Until I learned how
To laugh at myself.

I feared growing old
Until I realized that
I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future
Until I realized that
Life just kept getting Better.

I feared the past
Until I realized that
It could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark
Until I saw the beauty
Of the starlight.

I feared the light
Until I learned that the
Truth would give me strength.

I feared change,
Until I saw that
Even the most beautiful butterfly
Had to undergo a metamorphosis
Before it could fly.

Friday, September 28, 2007

A Story By Archana Kapani

Dear Children, Here is a story for you to read..Love, Amma-Naana

In order to renovate the house, someone in Japan tear open the wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls.

When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from outside hammered into one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity and at the same time curious, as when he checked the nail, it was nailed 10 years ago when house was first built.What happened..?

The lizard has survived in such position for 10 years!?!! In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind boggling. Then he wondered, how this lizard survived for 10 years without moving a single step - since its feet was nailed!

So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what has it been doing and what has it been eating? Later, don't know from where appears another lizard, with food in its mouth... AHHH! He was stunned and touched deeply. For the lizard that was stuck by nail, another lizard has been feeding it for the past 10 years..

Such a love, such a beautiful love!! Such love happened even on this tiny creature... What can love do? It can do wonders!! Imagine it has been doing it for a tired some 10 yrs, without giving up hope on its partner. Imagine what a small creature can do that a creature blessed with the brilliant mind can't.

As the technology advances, our access to information become faster and faster. But the distance between human beings, was it getting closer as well?


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thought For The Day - Buddha's Quotes

Dear Children,

Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is spoken by many.

Do not believe in anything
simply because it is found in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything
merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions
because they have been handed down for many generations.

But, after observation and analysis,
when you find that anything agrees with reason
and is conducive to the good
and benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it.

With Love, Amma-Naana


Dear Mamaiah & Attamma

It's been pleasure going through this portal. Hearty congratulations on Pragathi's arrival.

The grandson of our family lead by Bandari Gopinath and Bandari Vijayalakshmi would be called Nirav Bandari. I would send you his pictures in a separate e-mail. He was born 3.6 KGS and has been a healthy kid.

I hope all of us there are in good spirits and health. I will keep in touch.

Good Day!


Congratulations, Dear Sudheer.

And please extend our congratulations to all Nirav's near & dear people. Nirav is a nice name.

With Love,

Congratulations Nirav,

We welcome your journey of Life. Be proud of your near and dear people. You have a good asset of lovely circle of relatives and friends around you to guide your path. Please grow well. Make everybody happy.

With Love, Your another set of grand-parents,
- Vijayyalakshmi Kasani & Somayya Kasani

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

Good Evening. How are you? We are fine here. How is our sweet Pragathi?. Today Akkayya and I went to heritage Lane Medical clinic to get some tests by my Dr. AnneSepanmaa-Lund. Everything is fine. Nana and our sweet Vikram were at home playing chess. Thank you for your Greetings.

It is in loving, not in being loved
The heart finds its quest;
It is in giving, not in getting
Our lives are blest.

With Love, Amma


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

మీ నవ్వు మీ సహృదయతకి సంకేతం

ప్రియమైన పిల్లలకు,

~స్నేహాన్ని మన వ్యక్తిత్వం తొ అకర్షించుకుని పొందగలగాలి. ధనం లేక మరే ఎతర కారణాల వల్ల కాదు.

~మంచి పుస్తకం కూడ నీకు మంచి స్నేహితుడి వంటిది. ప్రతే విషయాన్ని విశ్లేషించే అలవాటు దాని ద్వారా కలుగుతుంది.

~పదిమందితో వ్యవహరించేటప్పుడు, వాళ్ళూ వివేకంతో సహేతుకంగా ఆలోచించలేరన్న విషయం గుర్తుంచుకోవాలి. భావోధ్రేకాలు, రాగద్వేషాలు నిండిన వారితోనూ, గర్వంతోనూ, అతిశయంతోనూ విర్రవీగే వ్యక్తులతో వ్యవహరిస్తున్నామని జ్ఞాపకం పెట్టుకోవాలి

~మీ నవ్వు మీ సహృదయతకి సంకేతం. మీ చిరునవ్వుని చూసేవారందరి జీవితాలు వెలుగుతో నిండుతాయి.


Monday, September 24, 2007


Dear Children,

Good Evening. How are you? We are fine here,The climate is fine now. However the days are getting cold gradually.How is our sweet Pragathi?.

Parenting is all pervading duty, all time responsibility, all comprehensive obligation. Please plan your day and work your plan. And be happy.

With Love,

Our Dear Amma

I felt very happy to receive your mail. It is very well written with simple sentences and no spell mistakes.

Yes, our dear Pragathi is doing very well. She is taking more and more milk each day. She sleeps well after feeding her and diaper change. We have a weight check for her tomorrow, i.e., wednesday.

Happy to know that you attended the Indian program in Edmonton where thousands have participated.

Loving Son

A Simple Day...

"To wake up in the morning,
knowing you're still alive,

To know you have a choice each day,
starting afresh,

To find joy in everyday,
acknowledging simple pleasures,

To live in the present moment,
engaging your awareness,

To count the blessings in life,
believing abundance abounds,

To enjoy the work you do,
following your passion,

To make a little difference,
adding to the universe,

To be what you are,
listening to your inner being,

To give away love,
rejoicing in the chance to give,

To receive love with gratitude,
feeling good about it,

To smile at strangers,
seeing how infectious it can be,

To speak words of kindness,
spreading a little warmth,

To understand with compassion,
opening up your mind,

To play with children,
nurturing your inner child,

To appreciate the nature,
soaking up all the beauty,

To feel the warmth of the sun,
glowing upon your skin,

To listen to the falling rain,
pattering on the grounds

To taste the richness of food,
sliding down your throat,

To smell the freshness of air,
filling up your lungs,

To see the falling night,
concluding a well-lived day,

That's life, that's living,
That's the core of what really matters...

And if I've missed out anything,
Please let love make up for all of it."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

* Look at others as a motivational tool: The world is divided into those who look at others enviously and those who look at others as a motivational tool.

* Nothing splendid has been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.

* We all need a little help from our friends. If not now, tomorrow. Or the day after. Some people never realize it until it is too late.

* A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time...
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. He that can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself, for every man need to be forgiven.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Welcome to Seattle to bless our little Pragathi

Dear Kamalesh - Aparna; Sreenath - Anupama; and Rakesh

Good Morning. How are you all? We are all doing fine here.
It is almost two weeks since our little one Pragathi ( Ajay - Rani' s daughter ) stepped into the world. She is growing excellently in the loving company of her beloved parents and grand parents both maternal and paternal. They are taking good care of the baby taking guidance from Pragathi's doctor Madam Julie Wen. Her office is in Redmond Ridge. It is only two minutes drive from our home.

Please do visit our home Seattle to bless our little one Pragathi and her loving parents on this happy occasion, at your convenience.

Thanking you,
Ever yours, Vijayalakshmi Kasani & Somayya Kasani

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Letter From Nanamma and Tataiah to Pragathi

September 19, 2007

Dear Our Sweet Pragathi,

Congratulations! Congratulations for your excellent growth from the day one you stepped into this world. Please keep it up.

Do you know how much your loving doctor Madam Julie Wen admired you? Really she expressed her wonder at your constant growth this morning when we visited her at her office Redmond Ridge.

Nani ! We are sorry to tell you that your beloved Nanamma, and I are going back our another sweet home in Edmonton on September 22, 2007. Please don't worry. Your loving parents, and your another set of grand-parents will take good care of you. Please co-operate with them and grow well.

Your loving aunts Aparna - Anupama, and your loving uncle Rakesh will surely visit you at their convenience to meet and greet you, dear. Please boost your parents with your excellent growth time to time. They are really poor and innocent people never confuse them in any way. Please be cooperative and helpful and make your loving parents strong to serve you better and better.

We have full confidence on you dear and on your loving parents that you all learn many lessons that your life demands from you to march forward a head of all.

With our sweet love,

Nanamma - Tataiah of Edmonton

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Dear Children,

1] The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

2] Time brings all things to pass.

3] Our three best doctors are faith, time, and patience.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Good Morning

Dear all,

We are doing fine. Pragathi is also doing fine. We had our break-fast. Pragathi has appointment with her doctor today at 1: 30 PM at Bellevue. She will check her weight and growth.

More in my next e-mail,
With Love, Naana

Greetings From Seattle

Dear Peddakonda,

We are all doing fine. Chinnakonda, Sreenath spoke with us this evening. Sreenath is planning to go on visit to India on November 22, 2007. And coming back on December 9, 2007. He will participate in the celebrations of Amar's Gruhapravesham.

Today uncle Vijayanand and I went to community center, Redmond Ridge to participate in Vinayaka Celebrations. We spent there for an hour.

In the evening we also went for shopping accompanying Ajay Naana.. Our Sweet Pragathi is doing fine. Her parents are taking good care of her.

How did you all spend your holiday? Here the climate is very pleasant now. More in my next e-mail. Please convey our best wishes to our sweet Vikram and Vinod. And our best regards to Mr. Kamalesh.

More in my next e-mail, dear our Peddakonda

With Love, Amma - Naana

Friday, September 14, 2007

Pragathi's Arrival - Best Wishes From Near & Dear

Dear all,

Thank you very much for your loving messages and best wishes to our sweet Pragathi. And she is doing fine in the loving company of her beloved parents and grand-parents both maternal and paternal.

- Parents & Grand-parents of Pragathi.

What a great news! Congratulations to you all!!

Thank you for the mail and Namaste to you both. Hope you are all doing well. We came back from India last month and were thinking about you.

Please convey our hearty congratulations to the proud parents. We like the name ‘Pragathi’ very well. I think it’s both simple and creative at the same time.

Best wishes from all of us.

Dear Uncle,

This is great news!! Congratulations to you, aunty, Ajay and Rani.

Pragathi is a beautiful name. Peru vinagaane oka positive attitude madi lo kalugutundi:) We all liked it. We will look forward to see chinnaari Pragathi's pictures.

Please let us know if we can be of any help with shopping / Pickups / drop offs anything :-).

Hope all is well!
Congrats again!
Rachna, Swapna, Krishnamohan

Hi Uncle,

Hearty Congratulations. Pragathi is really good name. It reflects ur thoughts. Me and Durga will come and meet u soon.


Beautiful name.Congratulations. She will be a pragathi in every way. Blessings.


Dear Mr. Kasani,

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Kasani upon the the arrival of your grandaughter Pragathi. Please give my congratulations to your son Ajay and and your daughter-in-law Aparna as well. Hope you are doing well.

Best regards
Mahmood Nizam

Dear Somaiah

Million congratulations to all of you on the auspicious arrival of little Pragathi into your family.

It is a beautiful name. She must be adorable. We join in the elation of Aparna and Ajay and indeed the whole family.

- Ajmer and Surjeet

Dear Uncle and Auntie,

We are very happy to hear the good news. Convey our congratulations to Ajay and Aparna (Rani). Pragathi is a beautiful name. On this occasion of becoming a grand parents again, our congratulations to you and auntie.

With best regards,
Ahalya and Yadagiri


Good to know that Rani and the baby are fine. Convey our congrats to Ajay and Rani.
We warmly welcome Pragathi into our world.

I am back from the Netherlands. My conference went well, but I got fever on my return journey. Now I am okay, and back to work. We will talk to you soon.

Best regards,
Ashok and Sunitha

Dear Somayya saar,

Congratulations to you , Ajay, Rani and all your family members. Give me Ajay's mail id and phone number.


Unlce Great to hear the news. Please convey our congratulations to Ajay and Rani. Pragathi is a wonderful name. We love that name, please send her pictures to us, when you can.

Deetya is completing her full term coming Sep 12th and expect her to be home before this month end.


Dear Somaiah garu and Family:

Congratulations you have a grand daughter now. She is a Laxmi of your home and will bring new light. Have good time with your family and convey our Best Wishes to all.

- Murahari Valupadas



We are indeed very happy hearing the news.
Please convey our congratulations and best wishes to your son and Daughter in law.


Our congratulations to you, and we wish good health and happiness to your family.
Sharana Basappa

Congratulations for your new family and God bless your granddaughter.

Best wishes,
Sudha & Krishna

Please pass my congratulations to the new parents and I wish them all the best.

Best wishes.

Dear Uncle,

I am happy to hear from you about Pragathi. Hope the baby and her mother are doing fine. Regards to Ajay.

I am enclosing two Photos of Harshyathi taken on Independence Day.

- Nagireddy.

Congratulations Ajay. This is a very nice picture and a very nice name. I hope she gains her weight soon and become strong as her father.

~Ehab Elgohary

Big congratulations Ajay and Family. Pragathi is a gorgeous little girl with a very nice name… that’s PM material man. One can obviously see the love, joy and pride you have in her; and all for the right reasons. Hopefully she will grow a healthy, happy, and smart child.


She is absolutely precious! Congratulations on our lovely new daughter!


Congratulations Ajay & Rani !
Being Mom and Dad is a biggest responsibility and reward. Please let me know when the mom is back home so we can pay a visit. Congrats again.


Congratulations! She is very cute – hope she doesn’t keep you up too much.


Uncle & Aunt, Ajay & Aparna,

Please accept our heartily congratulations and very best wishes on the arrival of a new baby...

I know what arrival of the first baby means... Hope you are still excited..
Having baby means, living your life once again from the day one.

I couldn't find any pictures in the mail. But they must be there on the website. will have a look on our earliest opportunity. Will talk you some time later....

Once again, thanks for letting us know.....
Please accept little, little kisses and whole lot of blessings for Pragathi..

Always Yours,
Sudheer, Aparna & Narcy.

Congratulations Ajay, you are a proud father now. Your daughter is adorable. Take care…

Thanks! : Ying S.

Congratulations Ajay. Great News..

Venkata Balasubramaniyan

Congrats Ajay. Wishing you and your family a life time of happiness with this bundle of joy.

Reena Agrawal

Congratulations Ajay and Rani ! This is great news :-) and a nice name too. Your family site rocks dude.. I have a similar idea for my family but never got to it. You inspired me now.


Congratulations on the arrival of Pragathi, Ajay and Rani! Hope things went smoothly for Rani. Dinesh and I are still waiting the arrival of our little one (due this Sat.)

Take care : Yogita

Hi Ajay and Rani,

A big Congrats on the arrival of your little angel! May God Bless Baby Pragathi and you families. Baby Shirene would love to meet her friend Pragathi pretty soon so keep in touch!

Warm wishes, Vikram and Shalu :)

Ajay & Rani

Congratulations. Pragathi seems to have got the best of both of you. Enjoy being parents for you will realize for the first time that you can give more love than you ever thought you could.


How wonderful, and what a lovely baby! You look like a beautiful happy family!

Amy and Doug

Congratulations and enjoy your beautiful new baby

Melissa Steiner

Somayya, I want to thank you so much for passing on the beautiful photo of Pragathi. Ajay and Rani must be so very proud. Your site is such a beautiful tribute to your family and this page to Pragathi. As she grows she will have this to look back on to remind her how loved she is in this world. My family wishes the very best to Ajay, Rani, and Pragathi. What a wonderful family!

Your friends John, Hazel, Kinnera, and David Inman

Monday, September 10, 2007

Welcome Pragathi to our sweet home - Redmond Ridge

Dear Our Sweet Pragathi, Good Afternoon.

We are very happy and eager to receive you to our sweet home. Thanks for Evergreen Healthcare for their sincere service to you and your dear Mom during your stay there. We are really grateful for their care.

Your loving parents and grand-parents are taking good training to help you to grow well. We are hopeful that you will be very happy to be with us. Many near and dear people have inquired about you and conveyed their good wishes. Your uncles, aunts; sisters, brothers; friends and grand-parents are very eagerly waiting to meet you and greet you at our sweet home. Please get ready and come soon. Bye Bye.

Yours lovingly,
Grand-parents and near and dear

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Greetings from Redmond - Prepared for the visit to hospital tomorrow

Dear Akkaiah and Chinnakonda

We are all fine here and prepared for the visit to hospital tomorrow. We are spending our time happily. We are fortunate to have parents with us together. Rani is keeping good health and doing well.

We are all prepared and taking Camera, Camcorder, Laptop, Necessary Dresses and all. Evergreen hospital takes good care. Also, we have good friends to help us. So, relax and be happy and enjoy your work.

Feel free to call us any time, but please dont wait for calls from us. We are fine here.

Loving Brother

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

తెలంగాణ జీవనాడిని ధ్వనించే పాలపిట్టల పాటలు : ప్రాణహిత

వచన కవిగా వరవరరావు తెలుగు సాహిత్య లోకంలో చిర ప్రముఖులు. చలి నెగళ్ళు నుండి ఉన్నదేదో ఉన్నట్టు వరకు అనేక కవితా సంపుటులని ప్రకటించిన వరవరరావు ప్రజల ప్రజాస్వామిక ఆకాంక్షలని సాహిత్యం ద్వారా ఆచరణ ద్వారా నిరంతరం ప్రవహించే జీవనది. ఎప్పటికప్పుడు ప్రజలనాడిని ప్రతిధ్వనించడంలో అణగారిన ప్రజలకు గొంతునివ్వడంలో అందరికన్నా ఒక అడుగు ముందే ఉండే వరవరరావు ఇప్పుడు ప్రత్యేక తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమ ఆకాంక్షలకు, ఉద్యమిస్తున్న తెలంగాణ ప్రజల సజీవ భాషలో, ప్రజల హృదయస్పందనైన పాట ద్వారా రూపమిచ్చారు. సాధారణంగా వచనకవులు తమ వచనకవితా రూపాన్ని దాటి ప్రజల పాట రూపంలో రాయడం అరుదు. ఆ పని చాల కొద్ది మంది కవులే చేసారు. వాళ్లలో చేరిన వరవరరావు అద్భుతంగా తెలంగాణ ప్రజల ప్రత్యేక రాష్ట్ర ఉద్యమాన్ని, ప్రజాస్వామిక తెలంగాణ ఆవశ్యకతనూ పాటలుగా కట్టారు. ఆ పాటలని ప్రముఖ ప్రజా గాయకులు సంధ్య, విమల, ప్రభాకర్, పుష్ప తదితరులు గానం చేయగా ‘పాలపిట్టల పాటలు’, ‘తెలంగాణ వీరగాధ – బతుకమ్మ పాట’ అనే రెండు సి. డి. లు గా వెలువరించారు. ఈ పాటల సంకలనాల్లో ఒకటైన ‘తెలంగాణ వీరగాధ’ కు ఎన్.వేణుగోపాల్ ముందు మాట రాసారు. ‘పాలపిట్టల పాటల’కు అల్లం నారాయణ ముందుమాట రాసారు

Monday, September 03, 2007

Thought For The Day

Life never offers any problem that has no solution. Every problem and every difficulty has a definite solution.

Making the best of each day, each minute and living best each minute makes whole life interesting, meaningful and joyful.