Friday, February 3, 2017

Post SSC opportunities

Sudireddy Narayana Reddy and Adilakshamamma Memorial ZPS School at Narsapuram staged a crucial power point based counselling program for the students of  the class ten about post SSC opportunities  to widen their understanding in terms of academic and career building  prospects.The program executed its best to provide the details of concerned courses in the form of a handbook,it's in addition to instructional class.
Almost more than hundred youths who were at present undergoing SSC public exams in a few days participated in the program,and expressed their  content regarding the palpable information received from the instructors of Vidya helpline. Hope the pupil would get a shot in the arm.The stupendous session became successful with the supervision of academic staff.
Enlightenment programs like these let children grow in practical front apart from routine class experience,in the present high end technology days,both private and government sectors are providing new emerging careers in lieu of traditional ones and the gap of communication should be lowest minimum even to the rural students with possible workshops.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Devotional Music pours

Bhakta Ramadasa is the name not to be introduced when you are aware of Piligrim town Bhadrachalam, they had been fulfilled for centuries in evoking true devotion among the devotees. The abode of the Lord first built by Ramadasa and the story followed, is well known.Today is the 384th  Jayanthi of that great saint and which has been lighted up today with Music festival as a befitting tribute.This is a five day bound program.31 st January to 4 th February.All these days the Chitrakuta mantapam to be reverberated with the renditions of  connoisseurs coming from far and wide.Each day has its own planned programs.Happened to attend the vocal concert of Malladi Brothers,today.Violin by Shriram kumar,Mridangam by Mannargudi Eswaran and morsing by Shyam kumar.In fact,series of concerts started right from 9.30 A.M.

Tomorrow's highlights are as follows
                                         Smt.Anuradha,Hyderabad (Veena) ...9.50-10.10 A.M.
                                         Smt.Dr.Umadevi, (Vocal)              ....10.10-10.30 A.M.
                                         Smt.Himabindu Kodavatiganti (Vocal)10.30-11.00A.M.
                                         Smt.G.Aruna, Kakinada                     11.00-11.30A.M.
                                         Smt.Dhulipala Vasavi,Vijayawada       11.30-11.30A.M.
                                         Sri. Vigneswar Iswar,Chennai             12.00-1.00  P.M.

And the next session will be assumed from 2.30 P.M. And lasted upto 9.00 P.M.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Nomad learns Morality : A Review

I should say something at its very outset of writing a few words on a collection of stories.In fact,I have been aware of the publication since its inception online and tempted many a time to have it by going through the link provided in the blog of its writer, Tomichan Matheikal Sir.But remained unsuccessful due to technical reasons,this time thanks to Amazan people to rush the same pin pointed.There was one particular reason for it that you must be acquainted that Tomichan ji was an exceptional blogger with his stirring and thought provoking ideas.Be it philosophy of East or West,Current trends,History or any topic,he writes so prolific, that too, with great honesty.His tone is perfectly non biased.To any culture,any ethics or any region.That's why I like to await his next post always.His story collection title as cited above reflects all these qualities.

I do not know  whether I am a qualified one to judge his stories in the first place.But expressing my views.That's it.I would rather say all these pieces are intellectual discourses.In Ahalya,he touches mythology of India,yet not in usual view.Viewed it as a gender ethics issue.In Coma,the difference between two human worlds displayed,as what really fatal to a conscious living one.Taj Mahal and its real background unfurled before the reader.Especially the barbaric relations of The Mughals revealed in a prudent way.And unfortunately they had all been considered as great patrons of erstwhile architecture.

Tomichan ji succeeded in his narrative, whatever the subject he adopted,Sarcastic and intelligent at the same time.He goes into realms of the Greeks and their barbaric struggle for power and wealth.And never left Islamic anecdotes to show further, in addition.Yes,he does have extra balls.One interesting phenomena,the northeast region with adequate description has taken place in another story.We really amiss this region in many books.And a lot to be focussed through stories whatever the life they lead.India means top to bottom.Now we want hidden corners to be foreseen,before all else.

I am very contented by flipping the last page of this book. And one more thing, the diction or plot weaving,in all these this writer is blessed and hoped to come again with a small novel if possible.Definitely,the author can become a great writer if he focusses all his powers on untouched elements.Please read all these stories,you will never regret ,that's my word.Go to amazon and order it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In search of signs of Prehistoric people

We have got ready a couple days back, to venture into the forests of Gannavaram colony of Charla Mandalam where the place of some ancient rocks laid down in memory of their ancestors and it was believed to be prehistoric age.Local friends ,extended their support to reach the exact location or it could have been a tremulous nightmare for sure as they were wrapped under the heaps of dried leaves and other stones.

During the walk, we have come across many scenic nature beauties and captured them for our blog readers.A Video should do justice than having clicked the rocks ,That's why a detailed video also provided at the bottom,hope you like it.

As usual Naren garu guided in this rolling into deep forests and the rumble makes by fallen leaves beneath our feet ,perhaps sending out messages for the animals and so that no trace of them .Dead calm all over except the birds fluttering sound.

We have analyzed that these were not dolmens like the ones on the hillocks of kamuni cheruvu,a few miles away from here,yet these could have been erected in memories of their departed elders,and these steep rocks both sides of the narrow path.Some rocks were scattered and some are seen as unearthed.

For complete view,please see the video given in the bottom.

(A Glimpse of the location)

(Selfie during the walk)

( A Pond nearby hills)

(Toddies in the fields)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Heaven for Aficionados

With Paravastu Lokeswar garu,a legendary travel writer in the book fair

I was there at the 27th Vijayawada Book Festival a couple of days back and will endeavor my best inditing a few lines about my stupendous experience.The event commenced on 1st of this month and to be lasted for a fortnight.Interestingly  there was no ingress fee for this immensely colossal mela of books.International level publishers such as Harper Collins,Oxford,Jaico etc participated with their stalls.Many other national level book sellers seemed to be there apart from Giant Telugu publishers like Visalandhra,Navachetana,Emesco etc.,Ramakrishna Mission book stall too was there with the attendance of many youth readers.

Book donation box and a Sadhu like person

Altogether 230 stalls were established from all corners of the country.Novels,story books,autobiographies,General erudition and info-packed books and what not every genre of publications was being exhibited for exuberant readers.English,Telugu and a few Hindi book stalls predominantly were visually perceived to accommodate the needy people,Apart from all these,literary activities were another magnetization.Writers' interaction,book releases and storytelling for children all these integrated pep to the perpetual book fair.

A Glimpse of the book fair

The Week,Deccan Chronicle and some other magazines established their outlets to promote their circulation.Second hand books were additionally available with nominal prices.But English fiction sellers do not consider a discount ,nevertheless, lots of classics of past and  present times draw attention of bibliophiles.It's a great designation of hope being visually perceived immensely colossal number of youths turn up to this grand book fair.At last,pulled it off with a note of ecstasy by having a selfie with Paravastu Lokeswar garu,the peregrinate inditer who opened his own stall to sell out his books.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Review on Paulo Coelho's Novel "The Winner Stands Alone"

Superstitions are common to all , of course, maybe different people have different ones.Some are age old and some modern,of what ...? It could be anything,let me speak my mind first.Thus ,you understand my pain and shattered confidence in detail.This is all abouPaulo Coeolho and his novel The Winner stands alone.
Prior to this, I have read some books of Paulo and understood his insight about  the daily routine where many have failed to write in a simple and possible profound style.

This time with the novel cited above not up to the mark in any aspect.Wondered at how poor the narrative looked pale and uninteresting all through the theme delving  into it.That may be called faltering or something ,but it utterly failed to move the reader to further pages,Subject is about scintillating and glitzy world.Already fiction kings attempted them like nothing to leave.Theme is classy and it is all about Cannes film festival,flashy stars,manipulating bigwigs and Super class that knows and plays all intimidating tricks to endure their empire at any cost.

In such kind of festival, our hero Igor and heroine Ewa entered with their own missions.Igor,Russion business man experienced with Afghanisthan war in his early days.Ewa,his wife ,designer  but eloped with a fashion magnate of Arab origin called Hamid.Igor came here to get back his sweetheart at any cost and starts eliminating some persons in the part of his play.He keeps signalling all these by messages.In brief,this is all the story.Several characters like Gabriela,Jasmine and Savoy come one by one to support the narrative.

It's all about a murder mystery all through the story.Meanwhile,the details and anecdotes of Cannes ,a small town in France come up to entertain us ,how the nondescript meagerly populated place evolved as a center for flashy stars and so on.Future models and their plans even to the level of sleeping with nobody revealed in its own way.Igor, though killed some persons for the sake of getting his wife back seemed not convincing.And one can raise against it for this silly thought though there were number of ugly ways to do the same.And Igor never thought of being punished with his highly sophisticated technics of killing innocents.

The story and conceiving both are so poor . Suspense is the key, but anybody can guesthe  conclusion. Paulo Coelho underestimated the prudence of the reader. Sometimes we get bored and his insights looked lengthy when he thought of saying something high philosophy.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The 11 day - Festival Commenced

(Temple from outside)

Vaikuntha Ekadasi celebrations (Dec 30 - Jan 9,2017)  here came at Bhadrachalam and this eleven day bound Fete had been observing since time immemorial ,some say,these were initiated by Saint Tuumu Narasimha Dasu, however, with the advent of Ekadasi utsavalu,number of devotees keep visiting on the particular days without fail.These celebrations consist of three main happenings.First 10 days,celestial deity gives darshanam in the different avataram ,that means 10 avataram altogether.In addition,each day carries cultural programs like dancing,singing,dramas and other things.On the last day , resplendent event  not to skip off,Teppotsavam.

(Yesterday,Second day, in Koormavataaram)

Teppotsavam expansively attracts all ages of people, the presiding deity goes on a boat ride in the waters of the Godavari,shimmering evening light and breeze  lead the people to unknown worlds,mobs regale with hoary anecdotes of the deity.Crackers start to peel off the layers of the night with its dazzling booming.The archetype custom on the last day would always be welcomed with great joy to propitiate the Deity in open space.

The following day,early morning,Uttara dwara darshanam,That means the devotees can have the darshanam of Deity from the gate of North side which remain closed all other days except this day.There was an allegory that if anyone could see the lord from this gate,there would not be another birth for any human being.For the sake of a wacky idea,you might ask me if I tried it,frankly NO.Oh... Don't jump to a conclusion,I am not fortunate enough these days,except twice or thrice in my childhood, as there was a heavy rush all the time.And Am a busy bee with my travelling all around ..!