Saturday, May 31, 2008

Get children involved in more physical activities...

Dear All,

Kids spend six hours a day or more in front of some type of screen. Children as young as preschoolers are spending up to two hours a day in front of TVs, Computers, and Video screens. It is shocking that they are getting programmed at such a young age.

When it comes to physical activity, researchers say that young Canadians sank from a D minus in 2007 to an F in 2008. Screen time is consistently high, whether the kids from rural or urban areas, and across all family income levels. Boys spend more time playing Video games while girls tend to become more absobed in social networking websites and text messaging . Whether at school or on the bus, they can be online or texing at every moment of every day.

At younger and younger ages, children are becoming dependent on electronic devices as their sources of entertainment and activity, which leads to an inactive lifestyle and is associated to future and obesity.

Parents need to lead by example. When we get home, we need to come up with unique ways to get the family together, other than being at the computer. We also need to get children involved in more physical activities.

Even going for a walk every evening in the summer as a family can unite the family as well as get the family moving.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Follow your true dreams and intuitions...

Life is not always perfect,
It requires some pain,
It insist you learn from mistakes.

Life is not always perfect,
You have to start at the bottom,
You earn your way to the top,
Just don't fall down and get cut up.

It takes a while to heal a deep wound,
but only a blink-of-an-eye for a shallow scrap.

Life is not always perfect,
We must suffer and learn from hardships,
Follow your true dreams and intuitions.

Life is not always perfect,
Sometimes it drowns you with burdens,
But when it's all through usually you get something golden.

Life is not always perfect,
I don't understand why people have to follow the crowds,
It only brings you away from you inner-self,
They sometimes try to drag you down.

Life is not a perfect masterpiece,
but maybe imperfections and scars create who we are.
Love life's twisted turns, or hate them, but either way, they'll be here
But there is always light at the end of the tunnel

Have a Nice Day, AmmaNaana

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

91st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

Dear All,

Akkaiah participated in 91st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition held at Shaw Conference centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She spoke on "Cardiovascular Agents: Renin Inhibitors."

Cardiovascular disease is a serious global health problem and the world's leading cause of death, with an estimated 17 million people dying from it each year. Coronary heart disease and stroke account for 20-50 percent of all deaths in most countries. These two diseases are the first and third cause of death in industrialized world, and the first and second cause in many developing countries, respectively. Hypertension is a major contributing factor to cardiovascular disease. A number of therapies like diuretics, alpha, and beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are available for the treatment of hypertension. Despite these therapies 35% of patients do not achieve blood pressure control goals.

In recent years there has been tremendous effort focused on the development of renin inhibitors as a new class of antihypertensitive drugs. These inhibitors offer a novel approach to control hypertension by acting further upstream in the RASS pathway.

In her presentation, akkaiah gave a brief overview of the recent developments and their contributions in the area of renin inhibitors. I also have attended the session on my way back to home from school. Akkaiah's presentation was lively and liked by many.

Have a Good Evening,

Dr. Andesri's Interview

Good Morning, Everyone!

Please watch interesting interview of

Dr.Andesri is a wonderful poet. He cannot read and write. But he learned and digested all Telugu ( Telangana) literature. I watched the clipping already. And I was surprised very much by his talent. It is great that our Kakathiya University rightly awarded doctorate. In our village Devaruppal there was one person, Rajaram with similar talents.

Have a Nice Day!

~ Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Get yourself a dream, And never let your dreams get away...

Dear Children,

A dream is a goal, An inspiration,
A dream is where Hope lives,
A dream is something to chase when life drags us down,
A dream is a song in the wilderness,
Good flowering from the mud of evil.
That is a dream.

Get yourself a dream,
And never, ever let your dream get away...

With Love, AmmaNaana

Monday, May 26, 2008

Citizens share dreams of Edmonton 2040!

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience"

Dear Children,

Cities like people need goals, and this future vision of a world-class metropolis should inspire us.

Will the business and development community share the dream? Will they embrace great urban design and architecture? Will the building managers and the owners even bother to keep their property spic & span and litter free?

And citizens spoke: They spoke their dreams for Edmonton, that it become a world -class city, a place of great design, democracy, diversity and sustainability. They spoke of Edmonton becoming even more a city of learning, a world leader in technology, health care and green energy.

Edmonton they said must also be an active, and cultural city- a city of parks and theaters, creativity and sport. Let us make Edmonton a special city to live and visit. This city is on a river is one of the special places on Earth. As a council we are really a committed. We need to think big. For too long we have thought small. Edmonton is the future. I think our time has come, said Mr. Stephen Mandel the mayor of Edmonton City.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Courage, my friends; It's not too late to build a better world: Douglas
-; My Journal

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Take a walk in this Quote Garden

Dear Children,

- There is no blade that can cut as deep as the words from oneʼs mouth.

- If you donʼt have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.

- Treat people as they are and they will remain as they are. Treat people as they could be and they will become as they could be.

- The real worth of man is not in himself alone, but what he stands for.

- Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

- If you place a low value on yourself, you can be sure the world will not overprice you.

- Happiness, to me, lies in stretching, to the farthest boundaries of which we are capable, the resources of the mind and heart.

- Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Learn new skills to achieve your goals in life.

- Perseverance is not long race; it is many short races one after another.
But we may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

- Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Nothing is waste of time if we use the experience wisely. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

- Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

- One must wait until evening to appreciate the splendor of one’s day."

- You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.

- The older I grow, the more I listen to people who don't say much.

- Life is a series of beginnings and endings.

10 Rules for a Great Relationship

1. Accept and embrace your partner’s differences
2. Staying connected is more important than being right
3. You get out of it what you put into it
4. Regularly get out of your daily routine
5. Convey your partner’s importance to him or her
6. Fight fairly
7. Make the relationship a priority
8. Savor every day
9. Talk about your future together
10. Believe in the “fairy tale” aspects of love

- People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

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

With Love, AmmaNaana

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vani - 2008 Is Now Ready For Launching Today At ACA Edmonton Annual Function...

Good Evening Dear ACAian Friends,

As the literary secretary of our Andhra Cultural Association, I would like to thank all who contributed their articles to Vani – 2008.

I would like to acknowledge and give my sincere thanks to Mr. E. Nageswar Rao, a founder member of our association for his message and good wishes for the success of our function. I also give special thanks to Mrs. Lalitha Kumari, the parent of Indrani, for her beautiful poems as well as Mr. & Mrs. Anand Vishnubhotla who have encouraged me by contributing their articles.

I would also like to sincerely thank Mr. Murthy Pariti for working with me in ensuring that Vani was ready and in good shape for publication.

As the literary secretary, I took the responsibility of getting our website designed. Mr. Rambabu Madabattula, Praveen Baradi inspired me to accept the job. Mr. Basappa Sharana and Mr. Murahari Valupadas have been my main supporters throughout. Mr. K S Rao and Mrs. Suseela Mathukumalli helped me in getting to know the history of Andhra Cultural Association, Edmonton. All my family members helped me with their constant feedback in my endeavor.

I am very grateful to our community which offered me a place on the executive of ACA Edmonton as Literary Secretary to serve the community for a year. I wish you all to attend our annual function and make it a complete success. Thank you one and all at this auspicious occasion.

Sincerely, Somayya Kasani

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life...

Dear Children,

No one keeps his enthusiasm automaticalty. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, and new vision. The will must be stronger than the skill.

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision. Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Each of us is special...

Dear Children,

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all of the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is too hold it too tightly.
In addition, the best way to keep love is to give it wings

Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thought For The Day

Dear Children,

It is only through looking forward and living in the present moment that we can bring real satisfaction into our lives. To get the most out of life we need to be flexible and willing to adapt.

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

With Love, AmmaNaana

Monday, May 19, 2008

We have a National Holiday in Canada on Monday - It is called Victoria Day !

Dear Children,

The country that we know as Canada was first inhabited by Native People. In the 1600s, French explorers, attracted by the fur trade, began to settle in what we now call Quebec and Ontario. Later, English speaking settlers arrived from Britain and began to compete with the French.

In 1759 French and British soldiers fought a battle on the plains of Abraham in Quebec. After the English won, Canada became part of the British Empire. Queen Victoria reigned as queen of England and the British Empire ( including Canada) from 1837 until 1901. During her lengthy reign, many important events and changes happened in Canada.

Confederation took place on July 1, 1867. Confederation means the birth of Canada. On that day, with the approval of the British Parliament, the British North America Act became law. It united Canada's first four provinces and confirmed the parliamentary system as the form of the government. Another important event that helped to unify Canada was the completion of a transcontinental railway in 1885. A large number of workers who built the railroad were from abroad, many were Chinese. The railroad also made the prairies and British Columbia more accessible to immigrants.

During Queen Victoria's reign, Canadians celebrated her birthday on May 24. Victoria Day became a national holiday in 1901. Every province celebrates it except Quebec. Since 1952 the celebrations fall on the Monday before May 24, so everyone has a long weekend. O Kay that is the end of the history lesson. On Monday night we'll go to the park with family and friends to see the fireworks. Most people look forward to Victoria Day because it is a long weekend and marks the arrival of warmer weather. For a lot of people it is the weekend to plant flowers and vegetables in gardens or in boxes on apartment balconies.

We Wish You all a Happy Long Weekend!!

With Love, AmmaNana

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Interview with the director of BATHUKAMMA Film

Dear Children,

Here is a link to :
interview of T.Prabhakar, the director of Bathukamma

T.Prabhakar hails from Warangal who made pictures earlier namely, Dear Brother(Krishna), Jai Bajarangabali( Rajendra Prasad) etc.

With Love, Amma-Naana

You and I are both here to inspire one another, to help one another, to share with one another

Dear Children, Good Morning!

Make this moment count. And the next one, and the one after that. Spend your energy today thoughtfully on words and actions that serve you and others well. Celebrate your gifts, your creativity, and your voice in this grand chorus of life.

You and I are both here to inspire one another, to help one another, to share with one another. Sing from your soul. Cherish your life and the lives of those around you. We are all in this together.

Have a Nice Day,
With Love, Amma-Naana

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Greeted Peddattamma

Dear Children, Good Morning.

I reached our school at 8: 00 a.m. Before coming to school, we greeted Jangoan Athamma. Somanna and Vijaya Odina also spoke with us. Peddathamma told that she visited our home, Baghlingampally. She stayed there for a day. Peddamma and Peddaathamma shared their news with each other and both of them felt re-energized.

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

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Our Dearest Amma,

Your love is like an island
In life's ocean, vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
And thro' the changing scenes of life
We find a haven there.

Today we just want to say how lucky
We are and How Special You Are
Thank you very much for everything
And we Love you!
Happy Mother's Day!

With Lots of Love, Your Loving Children - Aparna, Ajay & Anupama

Dear Vijayalakshmi,

Wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

You program everything perfectly in your mind and do all day today things perfectly. Your punctuality is a great gift to our family. Thank you!

Courage is contagious. When your child has it, it rubs off on others. Courage means initiating and doing what they are afraid of doing. Courage doesn't imply the absence of fear. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. It means trying new things. Courage is vision in action. It means your child to step out toward their ideas. Courage means taking a risk and doing what's essential to make a difference.

Challenges weigh us down. Solutions move us forward. We lose, we learn, and we move on.

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along in life even without them.

Your Loving Life Partner, KS

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My creative writing on Mothers' Day written as part of my lab assignment

The custom of honoring motherhood is a nice thing. To honor mothers is a great service to humanity. Their patience, their dedication toward their children is really praise-worthy. Mothers are not only raising children, they are also working on par with others in a befitting manner in this 21st century. If I take Mrs. Lynda, Mrs. Kamalah and Mrs. Joan, our beloved teachers, as an example, they have successfully raised their children and have continued to teach us in good spirits the whole day. It is really wonderful to know how much potential they possess. They are competing with the sun and the moon every day, just like my dear wife, Vijayalakshmi. My wife, Vijaya, is a wonderful home-maker and the backbone of our family.

I salute all of them on Mothers’ Day for their sincere service. Yes! I believe that we have to celebrate Mother’s Day with a good spirit all over the world in order to give our thanks to them.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True

Dear Children,

Often our tasks will be many,
And more than we think we can do.

Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember,
The hills ahead

Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in our heart

Let us start upward
And climb 'til we reach our dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve

If we have the courage to try it,
And if we have the faith to believe. ..

With Love, Amma-Naana

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Congratulations to Amar & Lakshmi - Here is our wishing, their son-shine fills their world with Joy, Warmth, and Love

Dear all,

We are happy to share the good news from our family back in India that Amar and Lakshmi are blessed with a baby boy around 2 AM IST (7th May). It was a normal delivery and both mom and the baby are doing fine.

Please pass on this good news to all our near and dear.

Anupama & Sreenath

Dear Anupama and Sreenath, Congratulations!

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate new parents Amar & Laxmi on the birth of their healthy baby boy.

A cute baby baby boy has come to their lives! Here is our wishing, their son-shine fills their world with joy, warmth, and love.

Vijayalakshmi Kasani
Somayya Kasani

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Let your child amaze you! - Kumon a Happy Learning Center !

Dear Children,

The path to an abundant and successful life in the future of a child begins with a parent's desire to mold a child to become the very best he/she can be. Like a potter that shapes the beauty of a clay pot, a parent has an incredible opportunity to raise a child to become a doctor, lawyer, scientist, or the world's greatest golfer.

Perseverance, patience, love, dedication, determination, and commitment to this goal within the 1st 14 to 18 years of a child's life is what is required for this to be realized.

KUMON: It all began in Japan 50 years ago when a parent and teacher named Toru Kumon found a way to help his son Takeshi do better in school. At the prompting of his wife, he created a series of assignments that his son could complete successfully in less than 20 minutes a day and that would ultimately make high school math easy. Because just a bit more challenging than the last, Takeshi was able to master the skills and gain the confidence to keep advancing.

The unique self-learning method was so successful that Thoru's son was able to do calculus by the time he was in the sixth grade. Understanding the value of good reading comprehension Mr. Kumon then developed a reading program employing the same method. His programs are the basis and inspiration of those offered at Kumon Centers today under the expert guidance of professional Kumon instructors.

Students usually attend a Kumon center twice a week and practice at home the other five days. Asignments take about twenty minutes.

Kumon helps students of all ages and abilities master basics, improve concentration and study habits, and bulid confidence.

With Love, Amma-Naana

40 Years of Togetherness - Wish You a Happy 40th Marriage Anniversary

Dear Aunty and Uncle:

It is so nice to hear about your 40th Marriage Anniversary. Our advance greetings on the occasion. We wish you very good health and cheerful activities for all the years to follow us.

Yours affectionately,
Vikram, Vinod, Kamalesh and Aparna

Our Dearest AmmaNaana,

Marriage brought you together
As husband and wife
And gave each of you
A best friend for life

One by one each year flew by,
since you both became one after marriage…
Forty years of memories,
shared by the two of you.
From big events and achievements
to simple daily pleasures,
Some tearful times along life’s way,
Some joys that can’t be measured…
One by one each year now gone,
but still they’re yours forever…
Each and every memory,
of Forty years together!

In forty years together
You've shared so many things
That's why this very special
Anniversary brings
To you, a wish that Love,
Laughter, Health, Happiness, Contentment too
Will be yours to share throughout
The years ahead of you!

May today be filled
with happy memories of the past
and bright hopes for the future!

With Lots of Love, Your Loving Family

"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Day Thoughts

1. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

2. Failure is good. It's fertilizer. We learn from making mistakes.

3. If we don't change, we don't grow, if we don't grow, we are not living.

4. Learning is the noble change of broadening our scope.

5. The happiness of our life depends on the quality of our thoughts.

Dear Children, Good Morning.

Today is my fourth day at our school, in this present session. I am enjoying my learning at our school. I had my walking tour for half an hour in our great Bonnie Doon Mall, close to our school. I reached there at 7 a.m and I had left for my school around 8 a.m. I am making acquaintances with the other people who participate in morning walk in the mall.

I spend my time in computer lab for half an hour listening to some language exercises. And I go to my class at 8: 55 a.m everyday, by that time, Mr. Loney also come there to open the class-door for us. He is a great resourceful teacher indeed. We are lucky to have him for this term.

Thank you, our dear Peddakonda you admired the way how I interact with new people each day and develop the friendship, in your last e-mail. In fact every human being desires the noble quality of FRIENDSHIP with his fellow-beings. It is human’s gregarious nature. Due to this quality the man is living in a society, after all.

More in my next e-mail, Have a great day, dear all.
With Love, Amma - Nana