(: (: (: Welcome 2016 :) :) :)

In the last day of the year 2015, which has seen the good, bad and the worst, I was wondering what could I pen about? Should I follow the ‘N’ number of other bloggers or websites and list down the happening in the world? Or should I brag about my personal stuffs that happened in 2015? Or should I jot down the list of resolutions that I am going to take as on any other new year?

The list and the confusion never ended. I even thought that I would break the ritual of writing a blog to welcome the new year. But whatever should happen will happen and I completely believe in that. As I was casually listening to classical music today morning, I hit upon this Bharathiyar (a famous tamil poet) song. Though I have heard this lot many times, I haven’t taken the effort to understand the song deeply till I read the insight as a comment in youtube by a foreigner. For a moment though I felt ashamed ,but then the next second I beamed in pride thinking about how my beloved poet Bharathi had huge followers worldwide.

The original tamil lyric is as follows:

எத்தனை கோடியின்பம் வைத்தாய் -எங்கள்
     இறைவா!    இறைவா!    இறைவா!                
      
சித்தினை அசித்துடன் இணைத்தாய்  -அங்குச் 
     சேருமைம பூதத்து வியனுல கமைத்தாய்
     அத்தனை  யுலகமும் வர்ணக் களஞ்சிய
     மாகப் பலபல நல் லழகுகள் சமைத்தாய்     

முக்தியென்   றொருநிலை   சமைத்தாய் -அங்கு
      முழுதினையு முணரு முணர் வமைத்தாய்
      பக்தி  என்றொரு நிலை வகுத்தாய் எங்கள் 
      பரமா, பரமா பரமா.  

And the insight is as follows: (Courtesy : bharathiyar.wordpress.com)

There is lot more to live in this world than we all realize

We tend to get settled and satisfied with what we get now

But there is lot more there.

There is lot more height to climb and conquer.

There is no end to learning.

One school ends leading another to begin.

Hesistate not to face tomorrow, however chaotic it may sound.

For all the moral virtues you hold today, will only bestow for a better day and no lesser.

With this note, I wish everyone ‘A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, 2016’. Lets leave all negativity and sorrow as the clock tick 12 am today and lets remember the lines above that there are so many beautiful things around us which we are blessed with. Let peace and prosperity prevail.

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FRI-FIVE (DEC 18,2015)

FRI-FIVE (DEC 18,2015)

Enjoy listening to MY Top 5 songs of this week from the latest Kollywood and Bollywood movies. Also do share your latest favorite hindi/tamil songs in the comments which I can consider for next week 🙂

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Hindi

 

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FRI-FIVE (Dec 11,2015)

FRI-FIVE (Dec 11,2015)

Enjoy listening to MY Top 5 songs of this week from the latest Kollywood and Bollywood movies. Also do share your latest favorite hindi/tamil songs in the comments which I can consider for next week 🙂

Tamil

Hindi

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Risen from the ashes

Risen from the ashes

 

The third heavy downpour in a month is over yesterday. Sun has started shining today and we are not sure if its gonna shine permanently as few more depressions have been predicted. And I take time before i get back to work today to pen my thoughts about the calamity Chennai has faced.Chennai and Cuddalore has been affected by multiple cyclones and depressions formed in Bay of Bengal starting this November 2015. The damages are quiet huge.

I live at Chennai, the state capital of TamilNadu. The rains have affected the lives of people here. Many have lost their properties. Though few of us had our families and relations to support and be a host,  many are helpless and are stranded in their houses. Government has moved almost 90% of the affected people to reform camps while few are not ready to move out fearing theft and lose of properties. Most of the city was flooded as various reservoirs in and  around  the city fail to hold the excess water. Top mobile networks have jammed except a few which managed to provide the service. There was scarcity for basic needs like milk, vegetables and drinking water. Few took advantage over the situation to sell them in a high cost but the people didnt have a choice but to buy what they got to run the living. Power supply was completely disrupted for almost three to four days.

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In spite of all the above issues,  I should proudly say that Chennai stood united. Before the political parties jumped in to rescue, lot of common people turned as volunteers in rescue and reform activities. I could find Facebook group created to guide people, get help for stranded folks, issuing food and necessity items. We should also appreciate students from various colleges, IT employees, various NGOs and every individual who grouped together to collect and distribute required materials. Facebook is already flooding with pictures of saviors from around the city who had work towards reforms without thinking about their family and their life. Cheers to the brave warriors !!! A big salute to all the three wings of Indian armed forces who had contributed a lot in rescuing folks from the locations which common people couldn’t reach.

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While actor Padmashree Kamalhassan was frustrated sitting in a air conditioned room at his home seeing the suffering of the people in his locality and blaming government for not utilizing the tax money properly, few celebrities like actors Dhanush,  Siddharth, Vidyuleka, Rahul Ravindran, audio and visual media anchors Rj Balaji, DD aka Dhivyadharshini, Anjana, Arvind , singers Chinmayi, Suchi, theatre celebrities Karthik kumar and his Evam group (there may be few more but since I follow these people in twitter I could see their effort) had pitched in to collect and distribute the reform materials directly. Relief materials and prayers from other districts in Tamilnadu and other states of India are also pouring in. Thanks to all the kind hearted people.

When we saw lot of prayers, we did see a little of such creepy Facebook posts as well which was replied in a most brilliant way. Couldn’t resist from adding it to the blog post.

Though this calamity has shaken up the city, hope and trust to get back to normalcy keeps the spirit of Chennai high and running. As the message in the below picture says, “Do you think we will fall apart? Even if you tear us apart into pieces, we will get united and we shall rise and shine.”

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Video source : Youtube

This is our Chennai and we should only take care of it 🙂

From a proud Chennaiate – A big thanks 🙂