Saturday, August 28, 2010


1 When Spiritual Leaders add prejudice and biase in their spiritual writings they turn more or less very ordinary.

2. Spiritual Leaders should not join sides like politicians. They should have the capablilty to understand
what is right and wrong. Wrong of the might does not turn as  right even when a spiritual leader supports

3. There are a lot of Spirilual Leaders in this country and they belong to different political parties.

4. Very rarely we find Spiritual Leaders like Swamy Vivekanada.

5. When we read a Spiritual Leader we should get motivated. If they entangle themselves in spreading wrong propaganda through the papers they write they become dummy gurus.

6. We need courageous Spiritual Leaders who can not be purchased by influence or with money..

7. When  loud news bulletins of wrong doers in front pages and from inner pages spiritual guru' s advice not to loudly accuse wrong doers whom people should believe.

8.  Spiritual Leaders should not commercialise themselves by offering their prejudice to wrong doers.

9. Spirituality is a divine concept and does not need to be promoted like a bollywood cinema. Look at Vivekananda he spoke his mind without any propaganda and succeeded. These days Spiritual Guru's commercialise themselves for more publicity.

God watches all Spiritual Leaders from above and he can visualise beyond all spiriual leaders who try to eye wash people. What ever they are into they should do it with a conscience that God watches them from above.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Money Tree.  On which one friend tied his life . It blooms in summer and dries in monsoon.
Currencies on which we eternalised Gandhi. .

He smiles - Gandhi, he never thought his free country would sell him for a price. He never thought he would be traded on legues to satisfy human greed

Silent Currencies on which humans trade their souls to be with luxuries and purchasable fame.

Newspapers - Sanctuaries of sensations, biased. Monopolised by groups to promote differences in society.
Purchasable. None trust them.

Money Tree
Currency notes
My friend fills them in his leather suitcase
imported from Hague
from a tree he  planted in his garden
that gives him currency notes
not silent ones
he fills and fills
currency notes
on which Gandhi smiles
he trades Gandhi, his soul
and  walks around
pretending happiness
he fills currencies
again and again
in his leather suitcase
plain, ordinary with no adjectives
to stamp on hem..

Money trees  inspire me not but when I see tree branches spreading across:
He-roller coaster
10 zillion light years
Circle of fits
Elegant cakes and party dates
Magic Tube
Ki Gen I draw stuff

I remember my friend's possession - money tree. Language of Currency not silence but greed. And that greed tracked him to snatch more. How much do you need to trade your soul, to satisfy your greed. I don't know. I don't have  one in my garden and I plant not one in my garden. In that place I plant one Thulasi.

From my heart I find one India  Free but not free from money tree planters.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

(Swamy Vivekananda)
Rhythm of Life

Sing when joy fills in mind
Sing when sadness crowds thy heart
Sing when life-stream runs its fullest
Sing when death brings its darkest gloom
Sing that song which will never change
with time or tide of life, light and shadow
joy and pain,
fame, infamy loss and gain
These are all set hours for our life's
eternal song

Saturday, August 14, 2010

(Songs of Prayer)

Bless me with the gift of life
Lord, send your beckoning in the heart
Much comes and much goes
much do I receive and much lose
Keep my life Lord steady in your feet
Give me the auspicious devotion
strike of the self
Resisting all baffled search
awaken truth and knowledge
in the mind
In gain and loss happiness and bereavement
in darkness and daylight
Your ordains Lord do I fearlessly carry
in the unstirred mind...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


You are raged up, yes if a stranger places a hand on your sister you get raged up and if he intrudes in her life and follows everywhere with no good intention and captures her movements you get raged up again and if it happens to any one very close to you the reaction from you will be the same. But if it happens to your enemy even when you know the act is a criminal one in all aspects you feel happy, you celebrate. That is the kind of world we live-civilized for your convenience you can add up. Sophistication to be first needed to the mind not to the cosmetic surface. There is only one concept of truth; right and wrong. Right will remain as right and wrong as wrong and no amount of cover up will turn a wrong into a right or vice versa. . For all classes this principle stand good and when some one close to you does a wrong instead of correcting if you support that no value you add to the overall concept of civilization. A wrong can not be projected as a right  and if any one does that it stands good only for a short while but turn against in a crucial point of time.

Mr. Narayan Murthy of Infosys resigned from Bangalore International Airport Board; it is not because he is incapable but the power that damages the progressive approach of this society could not correlate with his rightful approach. No one cared except we watched headlines for a few days. That is where a place we live, a place we store Rage only for our enemies and not for the wrongs. And rage of a kind is good to make you understand how you take it when some one haunts you of your past in the same way you haunted someone. Difficult, I know you will not tolerate that even for a second but enjoyed when some one  faced it. That kind world is not of the civilized minds. Civilized minds think in a clear direction. They will not reward lifetime troubles to another human as they got the thinking power to understand that what they like not to experience in life they gift not to others.. The irony of life is such that very rarely we find human beings like that but the golden truth is that such humans exist in this world.


1. A good friend will not assist you in wrong missions
2. A good friend never hit you from behind
3. A good friend is a good human and treat all classes equally
4. A good friend is not the one bring you currency notes but someone who advices you money is not the ultimate gain in life.

5. A good friend will not join you to humiliate another human
6. A good friend will not tag on you for money or fame

7. A good friend will not hire people to attack you

8. A good friend will not try to isolate you with the help of your own people

9. A good friend will not hack you from behind

10.A good friend will not install sting lens to your life

11. A good friend will not call you names

12. A good friend will not sell your itegrity on a price
13. A good friend will not motivate you to go in the wrong paths

13.And a good friend will spread fragrance of chandan not shame.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

(From Salute to Life – Sudha Murthy)

My friend Mythili works with an NGO. She is a fund raiser smart and talkative; hailing from a middle class family. One morning she called up asking me to accompany her to the house of a very affluent person a lady who was well known in the city. Mythily had been approaching this woman for a donation, At last the lady had agreed to meet Mythili in her farmhouse forty kilometers away from the city. Mythili was a little hesitant to go alone and so she asked me to accompany her.

We reached the palatial house. It was built on a huge twenty five acre plot and was surrounded by a beautiful garden. The house was built in the traditional cottage model. There was strict security and we were asked a number of questions. Only after confirming our appointment over the intercom did the guard let us in.

Though it had a rustic look from the outside the house was gorgeous and modern inside. The lady of the house was sitting on a swing hung by shining chains. Both Mythily and I felt very uncomfortable because the most important things in life the smile and warmth were missing here. Mythily talked about the NGO.After an unbearable silence she said Give”Give your papers to my secretary. I will go through them and get back to you. Our balloon of enthusiasm was picked by that answer. After all she could have said this over the phone. We drove back all the way, having half a day’s work.
I met Mythilu a month later at a school opening ceremony where the same would be donor was the chief guest. I asked Mythily about the donation.
  Mythili took me aside and told me in hushed tones. It is very difficult to get money out of her. She is ready to spend any amount of money on herself but she thinks ten thousand times before giving money to charity. You know after I wooed her for a month she finally agreed to give Rs.10000/- on the condition that we invite her for this function as the chief guest put her photo in the paper and give a press release about her.

When I see pictures of such ladies appear in newspaper I feel as a Society we  encourage such groups and remain the same as such are the groups dominate this society as a whole. Gain?? Yes for egos and for the limited four walls of their much proclaimed wisdom and newspapers publish any such pictures against payments  and when money is available from different sources it is easy to get such pictures published. People of India have really lost their sensitive feelings for such public gimmicks and the people who involve in such activities.)

Friday, August 6, 2010


These are the words of thundering monk Swamy Vivekananda

1. I  want iron wills and hearts that do not know how to quake

2. You may meditate on whatever you like, but I shall meditate on the heart of a lion. That gives me strength

3. I am to create a new order of humanity here who are sincere believers in God.

4. Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin this is the only sin that you are weak.

5. The only saint is that soul that never weakens and faces everything.

6. The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. There are hundreds of thousands of microbes surrounding us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. There may be a million microbes  of misery floating around us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us until the mind is weakened

7. This is the great fact: strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal weakness is constant strain and misery; weakness is death.

8. Stamping down the weakness of mind and heart stand up saying, I am possessed of heroism, I am possessed of a steady intellect. Never allow weakness to overtake my mind.

9. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease. Strength is the medicine which the poor must have when tyrannised over by the rich. Strength is the medicine that the ignorant must have when oppressed by the learned.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

( A Humble and Pure Music Soul)

Born on July 27, 1963, in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, into a family of musicians, Chithra’s talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age by her father, the late Krishnan Nair. He was also her first guru (teacher). Chithra received her extensive training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty, after she was selected for the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government from 1978–1984. She is married to Vijayashankar, an engineer and businessman. Her only daughter Nandana, was born in 2002.

Professional career

Chitra was introduced to Malayalam playback singing by M. G. Radhakrishnan in 1979 and went on to become a regular singer for many malayalam musicians including Raveendran and the likes. Her duets with K. J. Yesudas in Malayalam and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam in all other languages are the most hummed songs by the music lovers. She made her debut in the Tamil film industry in Chennai under the guidance of film music composer Ilaiyaraaja. Poojaikketra poovithu song Film- Neethana Antha kuil is the first song in Tamil music by Ilaiyaraaja. Her knowledge of South Indian languages and Hindi enables her to render songs with originality and perfection. Ilaiyaraaja has contributed so much to Chitra's glory. Fazil was doing a remake his Malayalam movie in Tamil Poove Poochudava a strong subject movie with wonderful music of Ilayaraja. Raja heard Chitra’s voice in the Malayalam version and got impressed by that and asked her for audition. Then her turn came for the movie Nee thana antha kuyil with a beautiful song “Poojaiketa Poovidhu”. “Antha Kuyil has incidentally become China Kuyil of South India”. Since then, she has sung some wonderfully melodious songs mostly with classical overtures in Tamil Films and it is astounding that Illayaraja & A. R. Rahman have fetched her some memorable songs leading to the National awards. She also delivered some most memorable songs for Deva, Vidyasagar, M. M. Keeravani, Hamsalekha, Raj-Koti, Rajan-Nagendra, S. A. Rajkumar, Mani Sharma, Harris Jayaraj, M. S. Viswanathan, G. Devarajan and many other south Indian music directors. She gave a touch of vibrance and youthfulness to many Actresses in southern Cinema with her lovely voice.[1]. She is the inspiration for many upcoming female playback singers.She is the only south indian playback singer who well accepted in all major Indian languages after P.Leela.

Chitra is also a house hold name in Bollywood music. She has recorded many memorable Hindi songs for various music directors of bollywood namely Anand-Milind, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan, Viju Shah, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Naushad and many others. She also recorded the Hindi versions of her own Tamil songs sung for A. R. Rahman. Currently Chitra is also busy as a Reality singing talent shows judge in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.[2].

[edit] Awards

Chithra has recorded more than 25 thousands of film and non-film songs to date. During her illustrious career which is still continuing, numerous recognitions have come her way including six National Awards for best female playback singer.She is just behind K.J. Yesudas who has won 7 national awards as a singer. This is the highest number of national awards awarded to any female playback singer. She has won the awards for the following films:

Civilian Awards:

• 2005 - Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian honours

National Film Awards:

• 2004 - Best Female Playback Singer - Autograph, Tamil Film (Song: 'Ovvoru Pookalume')

• 1997 - Best Female Playback Singer - Virasat, Hindi Film (Song: 'Payalein Chun Mun')

• 1996 - Best Female Playback Singer - Minsaara Kanavu, Tamil Film (Song: 'Maana Madurai (Ooh La La La)')

• 1989 - Best Female Playback Singer - Vaishali, Malayalam Film (Song: 'Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum Raathri')

• 1987 - Best Female Playback Singer - Nakhashathangal, Malayalam Film (Song: 'Manjal Prasadavum')

• 1986 - Best Female Playback Singer - Sindhu Bhairavi, Tamil Film (Song: 'Padariyen Padippariyen')

She has also received 15 awards for the best female playback singer from Kerala State Government, 7 awards from Andhra Pradesh State Government, 4 awards from Tamil Nadu State Government and 3 awards from Karnataka State Government. She is the only playback singer to be recognised by all the four state governments in South India for her contributions.

Kerala State Film Awards:

• 2005 - Best Play Back Singer - Nottam ('Mayangipoyi')
• 2002 - Best Play Back Singer - Nandanam ('Karmukil Varnante')
• 2001 - Best Play Back Singer - Theerthadanam ('Mooli Mooli')
• 1999 - Best Play Back Singer - Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu ('Pular Veyilum')
• 1995 - Best Play Back Singer - Devaragam ('Sasikala Charthiya')
• 1994 - Best Play Back Singer - Parinayam ('Parvanenthu')
• 1993 - Best Play Back Singer - Sopanam ('Ponmeghame'), Chamayam ('Rajahamsame'), Gazal ('Sangeethame')
• 1992 - Best Play Back Singer - Savidham ('Mounasarovaram')
• 1991 - Best Play Back Singer - Keli ('Thaaram'), Santhwanam ('Swarakanyakamar')
• 1990 - Best Play Back Singer - Innale ('Kannil Nin meyyil'), Njan Gandharvan ('Palappoove')
• 1989 - Best Play Back Singer - Oru Vadakkan Veera Gadha ('Kalarivilakku'), Mazhavilkkavadi ('Thankathoni')
• 1988 - Best Play Back Singer - Vaishali ('Indupushpam')
• 1987 - Best Play Back Singer - Eenam Maranna Kattu ('Eenam marannakatte'), Ezhuthappurangal ('Thalolam Paithal')
• 1986 - Best Play Back Singer - Nagakshathangal ( 'Manjalprasadavum')
• 1985 - Best Play Back Singer - Ente Kaanakuyil ('Oreswaram Ore Niram'), Nirakkootu ('Poomaname'), Nokettadoorathu Kannum Nattu ('Aayiram Kannumai')

Filmfare Awards South:

• 2008: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (Malayalam) - Oduvil Oru (Thirakkatha)
• 2006: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (Malayalam) - Kalabham tharam (Vadakkumnathan)
• 2004: Filmfare Best Female Playback Award (Telugu) - Nuvvostanante (Varsham)

Asianet Film Awards:

• 2009 - Best Female Playback - Kunnathe Konnakkum (Pazhassiraja)
• 2007 - Best Female Playback - Chellathamare (Hallo)
• 2005 - Best Female Playback - Enthu Paranjalum (Achuvinte Amma)
• 2003 - Best Female Playback - Mizhi Randilum
• 2000 - Best Female Playback - Nil
• 1999 - Best Female Playback - Megham
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards:
• 2004 - Best Female Playback Singer - Ovvoru Pookalume (Autograph)
• 1995 - Best Female Playback Singer - Kannalane (Bombay)
• 1990 - Best Female Playback Singer - Various Films
• 1988 - Best Female Playback Singer - Various Films

Andhra Pradesh State Film Awards:

• 2004 - Best Female Playback Singer - Varsham ('Nuvvostanante Neddontana')

• 1999 - Best Female Playback Singer - Swayamvaram

• 1996 - Best Female Playback Singer

• 1993 - Best Female Playback Singer

• 1992 - Best Female Playback Singer

• 1991 - Best Female Playback Singer

• 1990 - Best Female Playback Singer

Karnataka State Film Awards:

• 2004 - Best Female Playback Singer

• 2000 - Best Female Playback Singer

Other achievements

Chithra was also honoured with the Kalaimamani title from Tamil Nadu Government in 1997, the K. J. Yesudas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, Kalaiselvam title from the South Indian Nadigar Sangam in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Malayalee Council in London in 2003. She has also received numerous mainstream awards like MTV Video Music Award, Screen – Videocon Award, Film Fans Association Awards, and Cinema Express Awards. She has in her credit, private albums in Hindi, namely Piya Basanti and Sunset Point. Her first ghazal album with Masterio Ghulam Ali and Asha Bhosle is ready for release. She recently released an album in dedication to Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi named My Tribute. It is a collection of krithis and bhajans dedicated to Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi. Sony is planning to release a solo album soon owing to success of Piya Basanti. Recognising her contribution to the music world, Smt. Chithra has been conferred the Padma Shri title by the Government of India in 2005.

Stage performance

Chithra has performed all over India, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark.


Chithra, who is a Grade A artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, has established her own recording label, Audiotracs, to promote new talents in the music world by giving them opportunities to collaborate with her as singers, lyricists and music directors.