Friday, February 29, 2008

Good Morning

Dear Children,

Fire is the test of Gold. Adversity is the test of strong men. Men harm others by their deeds, themselves by their thoughts.

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. Only as high as we reach can we grow, Only as far as we seek can we go, Only as deep as we look can we see, Only as much as we dream can we be.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Class Picture

ACAian Annual Celebrations 2008 : Learn to Dance: Free Dance Classes are offered

Hello Everybody:

Subject: ACAian Annual Celebrations 2008

As per the request of ACA Executive, I am proposing to conduct the Dance Classes at my residence. Interested people please phone or email me on or before February 28, 2008

Vijayalakhsmi Madabattula

5th International Mother Language Day - Words are colourful threads that seam the world together.

5th International Mother Language Day.
Date: February 23, 2008 at 11 AM-2 PM

Dear All,

There is an upcoming event called, "5th International Mother Language Day", hosted by IHLA (International Heritage Language Association) on February 23rd, 2008 (next saturday) between 11:00am -2:00 pm at City Hall in Edmonton.

This Year, Our Telugu School also became a member and is participating in the event for which we have already sent, essays written by the Group 3 kids and posters (prepared by Group 1 and 2 kids).

For the details about the event and IHLA please follow the link

On that day (Next saturday, Feb.23rd) all the different language schools are participating in the event and each school has been allotted specific timings. Our Telugu school is presenting between 12:15 to 12:45 pm.

All the parents and friends are also welcomed to that event. It willl give us an opportunity to see how other language schools in Edmonon are doing.

For further information please browse through IHLA web page : and click on February events and then on Resource centre and then past projects .



We congratulate the students, staff and the principal of Telugu School of Edmonton for participating in 5th International Mother Language Day Celebrations at City Hall organized by IHLA ( International and Heritage Languages Association) Edmonton.

Through our ongoing efforts to promote the importance of keeping Mother Languages alive, we are greatly enriching Edmonton's reputation as a world - class city, a city where people from all nations can feel at home.

Thank you for all that you have done, and continue to do, to make our community truly great.

With Best Wishes,
Executive, ACA Edmonton.

Language is freedom. Every language leads to a new world.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Congratulations all award recipients of our Telugu Community, Edmonton on our India Day - 200‏8

Dear Pupils and Parents, Congratulations.

Congratulations to all award recipients and their loving parents.

We are proud of your dedication and commitment to education. We know the key to success is not genius, but perseverance, social responsibility and the ability to change a society and our peers.

We would like to add a page in our "VANI " with the pictures of students who got awards by The Council of India Societies of Edmonton on India Day - 2008 from our Telugu Community.

So I request you, please to send me the passport size pictures with their names and with their grades too. Thank you.

With Best Regards, Somayya Kasani

Good Morning Nana:

Thank you for sending the e-mail. Yes, it is a good idea to celebrate the achievement of our young community members. Nana, in your very email, we see your knowledge, wisdom and great writing skills. I will try to learn from you improve on those aspects.

With love, yours Aparna

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Greetings - Charan Khera

Dear Mr. Kasani:

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you at the NDP breakfast on February 16 and discussing matters of common interest. I was very much impressed with your wisdom, experience and compassion. I would be looking forward to having coffee with you after the elections are over.

Stay in touch.

With best wishes,
Charan Khehra

Dear Charan Khehra, Good Morning.

Thank You For Your affectionate E-mail. Yes! I do stay in touch with you. I am eager to learn from you.

With Best Regards, Somayya Kasani.

"Post-secondary education is a public good; I have a serious problem with the dependence on corporate funding as it favours some disciplines at the expense of arts and humanities.

It depresses the arts and it ties the universities to the interests of corporations.

The government must view post-secondary education as an investment - not an expense and infuse a substantial amount of public money into the system so to remove the need for corporate funding and excessive tuition fees. "

~Charan Kehra

Charles Dickens

Dear All,

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Charles Dickens was the son of John and Elizabeth. He had seven siblings. His family was not poor or rich.

His father liked to entertained people at home so he spend a lot of money. Charles's father was imprisoned because he was in debt. Therefore, at the age of 12 he work in a factory so he could support his family.

It was until 1827, where he started to work as a clerk in a law office. He left his position as a law clerk because he didn't like it, instead he became a court stenographer.

Years later, he became a journalist and that he loved! He had a collection of pieces called the Sketches by Bo. It was then when he decided to write his own novel.

On April 2, 1836 he married Catherine Thompson and they had ten children.

Charles continue pursuing his career as a writer and journalist. He wrote many books some of these books were Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicolas Nickle-by, The Old Curiosity Shop and many more.

He loved the arts and enjoyed writing.

From My Reading...

Dear All,

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. We can't find out if we're right until we take the risk. Making the right choice, taking the right decision – this is something that marks our personal growth every next moment.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Have a Nice Day,
With Love, Amma-Naana

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Well Played!

Dear Vikram Naana, Congratulaions.

With Love, Ammamma & Tataiah

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Poem For You

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; their pleas resound.

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.

Monday, February 18, 2008

ACA Edmonton - Thank You Mr. & Mrs Nageswar Rao

Dear Sri Somaiah:

I am happy to browse the ACA, Edmonton, website and learn of its activities.

My wife and I were among the founding members of the ACA in 1969 on Sankranti day. We had an active part in starting the Telugu classes in my flat in Michener Park where my wife Mrs. Durga, gathered Telugu children and taught them our language.

I was also founder-editor of Vani in ditto mode. Later the late P. Mallikarjuna Rao brought out a mimeographed edition and these were displayed in the first World Telugu Conference in Hyderabad in l972.

Picnics and children's games were also there right from the inception of the ACA. We also started a Telugu library with UNESCO books and a few weekly journals. I don't know the current status of the library.

We also showed one or two Telugu films such as Malleswari Although there were many who were sceptically at that time, I am happy to note that the ACA has successfully completed 39 years.

Of the founding members, I still find Mrs. Suseela Subbarao. Mr. K. Syamasundara rao and his wife, Damayanti. Mrs. P. Leela is also a good friend of our family I don't have a complete list of your current members.

Please convey our greetings to all your members, notably to the old-timers and founding members like Mrs. Suseela and Syama sundara Rao and Mrs. P. Leela.

I wish your or our ACA all the best in the years to come.

E. Nageswara Rao

Dear Mr. & Mrs Nageswar Rao,
Namaskaram. Thank you very much for your lovely greetings and remembering us the sweet days of our Andhra Cultural Association, Edmonton.

On be half of me and our family and our greater family ACA, Edmonton, we Sincerely wish you and all your beautiful family members A Happy Family Day Greetings...

And I am also forwarding your loving letter to all our ACAians, on this auspicious Day. We shall keep your message of LOVE for the community in our record. Thank you very much.

Note: I shall forward you soon an electronic copy of our Member Directory 2007 - 2008soon.

With Best Regards,
Somayya Kasani & Vijayalakshmi Kasani

Thought For The Day

* Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.

* Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Family Day!

Dear All,

Wish you all a Happy Family Day!

Love, Amma-Naana
"Fire is the test of Gold. Adversity is the test of strong men."

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Whitemud NDP Candidate Hana Razga's Talk

Dear Children,

I am writing this e-mail from Riverbend Public Library. I came here this morning at 10 a.m. and attended a Talk of Alberta - Whitemud NDP Candidate Hana Razga.

- Quality affordable long term care for seniors.
- A larger share of royalties for Albertans etc are some of NDA's election Promises to the people of Alberta.

She encouraged us to ask her questions, at the end of her Talk. I too asked her a question? She answered it, thanking me. My question was: What's our Province' s most pressing problem of today? She said: Environmental and Building /housing are the main problems of Alberta.

I met Charan Khehra, Bohdan Harasymiw, and Jim Growes besides Hana Razga and had some Snacks & Fruits.

Akkaiah will come in an hour to pick me up.

All of you have a nice long weekend.

With Love, Nana

Hana raised her family in the Riverdale neighbourhood.

Hana’s lengthy career as a Human Resources Consultant for the federal government has provided her with skills in communicating, mediating, team building, negotiating, collaboration.

She has been a committed volunteer (Alberta Women's Shelter, Big Sisters and Match International) and continuous supporter of Legal Education and Action Foundation (LEAF) Edmonton and LEAF National.

She is an active member in her community and neighbourhood.
Hana is dedicated to protecting the environment and supports Smart Growth* initiatives for our city particularly in the areas of housing, public transit and parks, recreation and culture.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Darling Pragathi, You Are A Nice Girl. We Are Proud of You : Nanamma - Tataiah: To Love and be Loved, Is to Have Lived Life to The Fullest.

Dear Our Sweet Pragathi, Good Morning. How are you?

It is very nice to know that you offered Valentine Day cards to your doctors and nurses at the hospital to share your love for them, on the auspicious day.

We are very happy about it. You are a nice girl. We are proud of you.

With Love, Nanamma - Tataiah

Love locally and spread it globally.

Let the love within our heart be the focus of our awareness throughout the day.

Let us allow ourselves to be accepting, forgiving, peaceful, joyful and in harmony with ourselves and all life around us. Just be!

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

Dear Mrs. Leah, You add a lot of love to everything you share with us.

Dear Leah, Good Morning. How are you?

I thank you very much, on behalf me and my pretty class for your nice Valentine Day cards and pretty bags of sweet to all of us. And I also thank you for your lessons not just from books but from life where you are.

With Best Regards, Somayya Kasani

I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there,

The clay they used was a young child's mind
And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher:
the tools she used were books and music and art;

One was a parent
With a guiding hand and gentle loving heart.

And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.

Dear Somayya,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have really enjoyed talking with you and getting to know you over the past two weeks. Your intelligence and warmth add so much to the class. I hope you and your family have a wonderful long weekend.

My sister and her family (they live in Washington DC ) are visiting this weekend so I am looking forward to spending some time with them. Again, thank you for the thoughtfulness of your letter.

I will see you on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

We Wish You All a Happy Valentines Day : Amma - Nana‏

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make
your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of
others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
and too strong for fear,
and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Learn to Listen! Listen to Learn!

Dear Children,

" He who does not understand your silence will not understand your words. "
~ Elbert Hubbard

The ability to listen critically is essential in a democracy. On the job, in the community, at service clubs, in the family. Different situations require different types of listening.

We may listen to obtain information, improve a relationship, gain appreciation for something, engage in a critical evaluation.

The only pre-requisite to becoming a more effective listener is a genuine interest in understanding another person's point of view, needs and feelings.

With the possibility of improving our life and the lives of those around us, let us consider investing some of our valuable time to learn more about the art of understanding what is being communicated.

Listening is a seven stage process of : hearing, selecting, attending, understanding
evaluating, remembering and responding actively with feedback.

An important skill for teachers to master is active listening. When teachers listen actively, they send children the message that they are important enough to have the teacher's undivided attention.

When a teacher is an active listener, she is able to guide children to solve problems for themselves.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Gopimamayya and Gangadhar Peddanana are celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary, today in Nizamabad.‏

Dear Our Children, Good Evening.

We spoke with Govardhan mamayya and Kalathamma, this evening. They are fine.

Gopimamayya and Gangadhar Peddanana are celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary, today in Nizamabad.

Mr. & Mrs Murali celebrated their son's marriage a couple of days back in Hyderabad. All our relatives are good in Hyderabad.

More in my next e-mail.

With Love, Nana

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient..

If children live with acceptance
they learn to love.

If children live with praise,
they learn to appreciate.

If children live with approval,
they learn to like themselves.

If children live with security,
they learn to have faith in themselves & others.

If children live with tolerance,
they learn to be patient..

A paragraph written on Punctuality in today's assignment : Nana‏

Punctuality gives pious to the character.

The principal and the staff of our school Metro are very punctual. They come to the school well in advance. Their positive attitude towards their work and their students is proof for my comment.

The students like their teachers, never miss their classes without their teachers’ notice. They always participate actively in their classroom instruction. And they are also responsible and most capable in doing things as a part of their learning new ideas and new concepts. I am really very proud to be the part of this nice Metro Community.

Thank you.
- Somayya Kasani

( Words used in the paragraph are: punctual, attitude, proof, notice, participate, responsible, capable, instruction. )

పిల్లల పాటలు : From :

చందమామ రావే

చందమామ రావే - జాబిల్లి రావే!

చందమామ రావే - జాబిల్లి రావే!

కొండెక్కి రావే - గోగు పూలు తేవే!

బండిమీద రావే - బంతి పూలు తేవే!

పల్లకిలో రావే - పంచదార తేవే!

సైకిలేక్కి రావే - చాక్లెట్లు తేవే!

పడవమీద రావే - పట్టుతేనే తేవే!

పెందలాడే రావే - పాలు పెరుగుతేవే!

మంచి మనసుతో రావే - ముద్దులిచ్చిపోవే!

అన్నియునుతేవే - మా అబ్బాయికీయవే

చెమ్మ చెక్క...

చెమ్మ చెక్క చేరడేసి మొగ్గ

అట్లు పోయంగ, ఆరగించంగ

ముత్యాల చెమ్మ చెక్క ముగ్గులెయ్యంగ

రత్నాల చెమ్మ చెక్క రంగులెయ్యంగ

పగడాల చెమ్మ చెక్క పందిరెయ్యంగ

పందిట్లో మా బావ పెండ్లి చెయ్యంగ

చూచివద్దాం రండి సుబ్బరాయుడి పెండ్లి

మా వాళ్లింట్లో పెళ్ళి, మళ్ళి వద్దాం రండి

దొరగారింట్లో పెళ్ళి దోచుకువద్దాం రండి

చేత వెన్న ముద్ద...

చేత వెన్న ముద్ద - చెంగల్వ పూదండ

బంగారు మొలత్రాడు - పట్టుదట్టి

సందిట తాయత్తులు - సిరిమువ్వ గజ్జలు

చిన్ని కృష్ణా నిన్ను - చేరి కొలుతు

తారంగం తారంగం...

తారంగం తారంగం - తాండవ కృష్ణ తారంగం

వేణునాదం తారంగం - వెంకట రమణ తారంగం

వెన్నదొంగ తారంగం - చిన్నికృష్ణా తారంగం


దాగుడు మూత దండాకోర్

పిల్లి వచ్చె ఎలుకా దాగే

ఎక్కడి దొంగలు అక్కడనే

గప్ చిప్ సంబారు బుడ్డి

కళ్ళూ మూసి కాలీకోర్

ఎక్కడి దొంగలు అక్కడనే

అడుక్కో - బుడుక్కో సంబారు బుడ్డీ

గప్ చిప్ - గప్ చిప్.

బడి నుంచి అమ్మ ఒడికి

బడికి మనం వెళ్లుదాం

ఆటలెన్నో ఆడుదాం

పదములెన్నో పలుకుదాం

పాటలెన్నో పాడుదాం

అక్షరాలు దిద్దుదాం

అమ్మ ఒడిని చేరుదాం

బుజ్జి మేక

బుజ్జి మేక బుజ్జి మేక ఏడకెల్తివీ?

రాజు గారి తోటలోన మేత కెల్తినీ.

రాజు గారి తోటలోన ఏమి చూస్తివీ?

రాణి గారి పూలచెట్ల సొగసు చూస్తినీ!

పూలచెట్లు చూసి నీవు ఊరకుంటివా?

నోరూరగా పూల చెట్లు మేసివస్తినీ .

మేసివస్తే నిన్ను భటులు ఏమిచేసిరి?

భటులు వచ్చి నాకాళ్ళు విరుగగొట్టిరీ.

కాలు విరిగిన నీవు ఊరకుంటివా?

మందుకోసం నేను డాక్టరింటికెళ్తినీ.

మందు ఇచ్చిన డాక్టరుకు ఏమిస్తివీ?

చిక్కనైన తెల్ల పాలు అందిస్తినీ..

ఉన్న పాలు డాక్టరుకిస్తే యజమాని కేమిస్తవూ?

గడ్డి తినక ఒకపోట పస్తులుండి తీరుస్తా.

పస్తులుంటె నీకు నీరసం రాదా?

పాడు పని చేయనింక బుద్దివచ్చెనాకు.

Monday, February 11, 2008

India Day Events - Congratulations, Vikram Nana: Ammamma - Tataiah‏

India Day 2008 - The Council of India Societies of Edmonton

Vikram waiting to receive the award with fellow winners

Vikram with his Trophies at Home

Vini sharing the pride in his big brother.

Dear Vikram Naana,

Congratulations on winning two awards - one for Distinctive Achievement Award and the other for Elementary Academic Honors by the The Council of India Societies of Edmonton on February 10, 2008 at 2.00pm.

With Love,
Ammamma & Tataiah

Butterfly Freedom

Dear Children,

~ Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

~ Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

~ A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

~ All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

~ An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

~ Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

~ Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

~ Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.

~ Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

~ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

~ Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

~ Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

~ Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

Have a Nice Day,

Dragonfly - A Short Story By Jim Duce

On a bright summer day two brothers were walking through the woods. As they moved through the dappled sunlight they carried on a conversation not unlike most conversations they habitually conducted between one another. It went something like this:

“Oh yeah?”


“Well, you don’t know beans.”

“Says who?”


“Oh yeah?”


“Wise guy, eh?”

The first older but slightly smaller brother stopped walking, picked up a hefty piece of dead fall and was about to pummel his sibling over the head when he suddenly noticed a dragonfly trapped in a large drop of sap on a nearby tree limb.

Now everybody knows that dragonflies are mythical creatures capable of granting wishes should they be in a charitable mood. Thus encouraged the older brother dropped his weapon, indicated the trapped dragonfly with a pointed finger, and the two brothers ambled over to the tree for a closer look.

“Don’t just stand there with your bare faces hanging out,” the dragonfly said. “Get me outta this mess.”

“Will you grant us a wish if we do?” the second brother asked.

“I’ll think about it,” the dragonfly promised. “Now hop to it, fellas. Chop! Chop!”

Soon the dragonfly was free of the tree sap. He sat on the branch slowly flapping his wings to dry them off in the gentle breeze.

“So?” the first brother inquired.

“What?” the dragonfly said, preoccupied with removing one last drop of sticky sap from his antennae.

“The um, I was wondering about the, ah, the wish…yeah, you know, the wish?”

“Oh right. I clean forgot,” the dragonfly said. “What the heck. Wish away, cowboy. Knock yourself out.”

“Well,” the first brother said. “I want to be the smartest man in the world.”

“Good wish,” the dragonfly said.


The first brother was now the smartest man in the world. He looked at his sibling and laughed.

The second brother who was entertaining thoughts of maybe asking to be the richest man in the world or having the best haircut in the world suddenly changed his mind.

“Hey wait a minute!” he demanded of the dragonfly. “It's my turn to make a wish?”

“Wish away,” the dragonfly said.

“I wanna be smarter than the smartest man in the world,” the second brother said, all the while smirking at his brother.

“You are absolutely sure of that?” the dragonfly asked.

“Yeah, darn right.”

“Okay buddy,” the dragonfly said. “If you are sure, you got it.”


The second brother turned into a woman.

This tale has been told many different times by many different people. It is not the author's original material. The opinions presented in this article do not necessarily represent those of the author nor do they represent the views taken by the author’s male buddies, the author’s male cat, or the author’s male dogs.

Any similarity between persons or dragonflies living or dead is purely coincidental.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Dear Children,

After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Be resolved and the thing is done.

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

A good neighbor is a found treasure.

A man's conversation is the mirror of his thoughts.

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.

With Love, Amma-Naana

An email from a friend

Hello Uncle ,

I have been reading most of your quotations in the mails that u send for the ACA, this one specially that " Happiness is not what we find...... it is some thing we create" is the most beautiful one, i like it very much .

we have met couple of times in the temple but i am not sure if u know me . I have been Aparna's and Kamlesh Babu's colleague at NAEJA pharmaceutical. I really appreciate your interest to keep the ACA updated electronically all the time . Thanks uncle , your experience of life is teaching me many things, hope to keep learning things from all elders out in the ACA community.

With kind regards

We are one big family of people, trying to make our way through!

Dear Shrilakshmi, Good Evening. How are you?

It is nice to get an e-mail from you. I am happy about it.

Sure Lakshmi, let us keep in touch with e-mails and exchange each others experiences time to time and learn from that the challenges that come our way.

Yes! It is true that I don't know much about you and your family and your spirits. Next time I do speak with you and learn more about you.

* Please write an article for our " VANI " and e-mail me, for publication. Thank You, Lakshmi once again for your e-mail.

With Best Wishes,
Your Loving Uncle, Somayya Kasani

Thursday, February 07, 2008

One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well if one has not dined well.

Dear Children,

Let us consider how miraculous our body is. It is constantly changing. Our body regulates billions of different functions simultaneously every single second.

Our skin is totally renewed every twenty eight days. We have entirely new heart in thirty days. Our lungs take seventy days to completely regenerate. What does this have to do with our brain, we may be wondering?

Simple: The brain orchestrates almost every one of these miraculous achievements.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Whatever The Mind Can Conceive and Believe, the Mind Can Achieve.

Dear Children,

When we are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all our thoughts break their bonds:

Our mind transcends limitations, our consciousness expands in everydirection, and we find ourselves in a new, great, and wonderful world.

Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and we discover ourselves to be a greater persons by far than we ever dreamed ourselves to be.

With Love, Amma-Naana

A chat with Councillor Iveson

Hello Mr. Kasani!

I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. You dropped by our office around Christmas time and from what I recall you were interested in chatting with the Councillor to get to know him a bit. I would be happy to set up a mutually convenient time to have him call you for a chat. Was there anything in particular that you wanted to discuss with Councillor Iveson?

Let me know when some good times are for him to call you and I'll put fit it into his schedule and confirm with you.


Leanne Brown
Executive Assistant
Councillor Don Iveson
p. 496-8132
f. 496-8113

Please consider the environmental impacts before printing this email.

Hi Somayya!

How about Thursday the 28th at 3pm here at the Councillor's office?
Leanne Brown
Executive Assistant
Councillor Don Iveson

Dear Leanne Brown, Good Evening. How are you?

Chat with our councillor Mr. Don Iveson on February 28, 2008 , Thursday at 3:00 PM at the Councillor's office is Okay for me too.

Thank You.
Somayya Kasani

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Historians, writers, politicians and other eminent personalities across the Globe have greatly appreciated India and its contribution to rest of the world. Though these remarks are only a partial reflection of the greatness of India, they certainly make us feel proud of our motherland.

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, spanning a period of more than 4000 years, and witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country.

The history of the nation gives a glimpse into the magnanimity of its evolution - from a Country reeling under colonialism, to one of the leading economies in the global scenario within a span of fifty years.

More than anything, the nationalistic fervour of the people is the contributing force behind the culmination of such a development.

This transformation of the nation instills a sense of national pride in the heart of every Indian within the Country and abroad, and this section is a modest attempt at keeping its flame alive.

~ "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!"
- Albert Einstein

~ "India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"
- Mark Twain

~ "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!"
- Romaine Rolland (French scholar)

~ "She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim ... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity.

From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization!"
- Sylvia Levi (French Scholar)

My Tody's Instant Writing In The Computer Lab‏ - Task is to Use a Set of Words as Given Below

I am Somayya Kasani.

My religion is doing good. I believe in honesty. Honesty is the best policy. I am a bilingual person. I can read and write two languages. I just want to get familiarized with Canadian local English accent. So I joined the LINC. LINC stands for language instruction for Newcomers to Canada.

My younger grandchild goes to kindergarten school to learn to communicate, play and interact with others appropriately. Children usually have longer attention span when they are doing something that they enjoy. Success encourages them to do better.

A learning disability does not stop someone from learning and achieving a lot in life, if they get the right support from their parents and teachers. Children benefit more from the instruction with carefully planned classroom activities.

Thank you,
Somayya Kasani


attention span
learning disability

Sunday, February 03, 2008

India is the home of fluent English

England may be the home of English, but India is the home of fluent English.

India is where English fluency building was systematized for the first time in the world as a distinct teachable subject.

An Indian loved the English language so much that he studied its fluency-secrets in great depth and designed the world’s first dedicated course in English fluency building.

And that was Sri. KevNair, better known the world over as the father of fluency development.
-The New Indian Express

Saturday, February 02, 2008

ACAian Games - Get ready dear ACA members!! Its Game time : ACA Executive

Get ready dear ACA members!! Its Game time ..

As announced during Sankranti event we are reintroducing annual competitive games event for ACA members.

Below is the tentative list of games we are planning to conduct. Depending on the response additions and deletions will be made to the list.

1) Carroms - Damaraju Sambasiva Rao garu has kindly came forward to conduct this game
2) Card Games ( Rummy / Bridge/Poker/....)
3) Chess
4) Table Tennis

We are looking for volunteers who can conduct these games, typically in their houses/basements. We are also looking for a central coordinator for the whole event.

Interested members, please send an email to or call any of the committee members.

A detailed schedule will be mailed out once all the details are worked out.

Happy gaming...

Friday, February 01, 2008

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

Skills are not copyright - they are transferable.

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his students that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds hard to answer.

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction saps the vigor of the mind.

The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.

The greatest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes by it.

Have a Nice Day,