Tuesday, September 29, 2009

DATE PALM TREES @ DOHA

THIS PICTURES ARE SENT TO MY FROM MY VILLAGE FRIEND MR SANDHU FROM DOHA.
I HAVE BEEN TELLING HIM TO POST FEW PICTURES OF ANY KIND IN HIS BLOG AS IT IS EMPTY.
BUT THE BOY SENT TO ME THE PICUTRES AND I THOUGHT TO PUBLISH IT IN MY BLOG.
AND I AM DEDICATING THIS PAGE SO MY FRIEND MR SANDHU WHO LIVES AT DOHA, QATAR.

THIS TREE IS GROWING ALL OVER IN GULF. I USED TO PLUCK DATES AT MUSCAT WHILE I WAS JOGGING.
MUSCAT YOU CAN DATE PALM TREES IN ROADS, PARKS AND PAVEMENTS. TENDER DATES ARE VERY TASTY TO ME.
WHEN HE SENT ME THIS PICTURES I HAD THOGHT ABOUT MY DATES AT MUSCAT. I KNOW THERE WAS A DATE PROCESSING PLANT AT NIZWA, THE INTERIOR TOWN OF MUSCAT, OMAN.

I THINK I HAVE NOT WRITTEN ANY THING ABOUT MUSCAT, ITZ BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, LAND SCAPES, ROCKY MOUNTAINS, CULTURE, HERITGE ETC. I HAVE LIVED IN GULF FOR ABOUT 22 YEARS.
IN FACT I DO NOT HAVE LATEST FOTOGRAPHS. I HAD ONCE REQUESTED MY ORKUT FRIEND SAPTHA and CYNTHIA from muscat JESSICA AND KERALITE FRIEND ARAVIND ETC.

I SHALL TRY TO PROCESS A PAGE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE IN MUSCAT FROM THE YEAR 1973 TO 1993 AND LITTLE LIFE AT DUBAI .










AFTER READING THIS POST MY GOOD FRIEND ANU alias KUTTAN FROM KUWAIT HAS SENT ME THE FOTO OF DATES READY TO EAT, AND I AM PUBLISHING HIS FOTO TOO HERE.
I NEED COLLECTION OF DATES AND DATES TREE FOTOS, GARDEN, PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, PLANTS ETC.
READERS CAN SEND TO ME.

SOOTHING BREEZE

this poem is sent by one of my orkut friend "raindrops" who is from kannur, kerala. now doing masters in computers and networking at bangalore.

soothing breeze is blowing with fuss
singing river is frothing with joy
twittering bird is feeding her kid
squirrels are churing with its fellows
but somewhere someone something
a small, a little a something
there's something
missing in my eyes
a turn to my bleeding heart
i realize its chillness its stresses
a turn to my tiry eyes
i feel its lonliness
i feel its thirst
i feel its urge
wandering in reach of the blue eyes
a reaching for the caring eyes the blue eyes
miles to go and miles to go for it
even then i go for him
filled with doubts,filled with ease
full of love full of affection
stranger with harsh saying
saying all about him
both of extremities-harsh and nice
to which to stick to
to which to stick to
still a soothing touch to the one
still a greeny feeling to the one
still a caring love to the one
to the oneto the one
i seek for
to the one i long for
its only then i understand my thought
my ideas go for the one whom i seek for
its only then i understand my longing
the sharpness of my eyes
the everlasting bunch of love
but...i enjoy my curiosity
i enjoy my search
eventhough it is a melancholy
a sweet, soothing melancholy

Monday, September 28, 2009

KUTTAN MENON WROTE ABOUT ME

KINDLY SEE WHAT KUTTAN MENON WROTE ABOUT ME. I AM PLEASED TO SEE HIS COMMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH ONE OF MY BLOG POST.
THANK U SO MUCH KUTTAN MENON.
http://samaantharam.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-post_25.html

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SWINE FLU [പന്നിപ്പനി]

Dear Friends


Swine flu in India is spreading like wildfire, taking the toll to six.
Officials say there are currently more than 800 cases of the H1N1 flu
strain in India. Governments from all around the world are finding
ways to combat this deadly disease. The symptoms of this disease are
high fever, aches, fatigue, coughing or breathing difficulties,
headaches, vomitting and diarrhoea. So what can you do to protect
yourself? Stay calm and practice these 10 effective prevention tips.

1. Wash your hands frequently

Use antibacterial soaps to cleanse your hands. Wash them often, at
least 15 seconds and rinse with running water ( Branch Managers are
requested to ensure availability of antibacterial soaps in the
toilets)

2. Get enough sleep

Try to get 8 hours of good sleep every night to keep your immune
system in top flu-fighting shape.

3. Keep hydrated and stay in ventilated rooms.

Drink 8 to10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your
system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your
sinuses. Avoid use of airconditioners and permit as much of air
circulation as possible.

4. Boost your immune system

Keeping your body strong, nourished, and ready to fight infection is
important in flu prevention. So stick with whole grains, colorful
vegetables, and vitamin-rich fruits.

5. Keep informed

The government is taking necessary steps to prevent the pandemic and
periodically release guidelines to keep the pandemic away. Please make
sure to keep up to date on the information and act in a calm manner.

6. Avoid alcohol

Apart from being a mood depressant, alcohol is an immune suppressant
that can actually decrease your resistance to viral infections like
swine flu. So stay away from alcoholic drinks so that your immune
system may be strong.

7. Be physically active

Moderate exercise can support the immune system by increasing
circulation and oxygenating the body. For example brisk walking for
30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week will significantly perk up your
immunity.

8. Keep away from sick people

Flu virus spreads when particles dispersed into the air through a
cough or sneeze reach someone else’s nose. So if you have to be
around someone who is sick, try to stay a few feet away from them and
especially, avoid physical contact.

9. Know when to get help

Consult your doctor if you have a cough and fever and follow their
instructions, including taking medicine as prescribed.

10. Avoid crowded areas

Try to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Moreover, avoid touching your
eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way

[വിവരണങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് കടപ്പാട് : സി പി അബൂബക്കര്‍ ഇക്കാ‍ക്ക]

Sunday, July 19, 2009

hello keerthana my darling !



i have been thinking to write some thing about my grand kid keerthana. keerthana is 8 years old and schooling at amrita vidyalayam, ayyanthole, trichur. her father is dr rakesh who is a dentist. dr rakesh has clinic at edappal. her mother is jaisha who is a home maker. keerthana has a little sister mayookha.

once i was at her home just for a family visit with my spouse beenamma and my children rakhi and jayesh. her granma told me that keerthana has some picturs [pencil sketch] and she wants that displayed in my media channel.

i said itz not possible due to some technical issues. but i can do it in a blog and it was published once. and keerthana [chinchu] was very happy.





this morning [19th july 09] she was at my home, kokkalai, trichur to see the sarees we purchased for my daugher in law sethulakshmy. while her parents and my sweet heart beenamma and son jayesh was busy with displaying the sarees, these kids came to me. they wanted to see the fotos in my system.

while they were enjoying the photos, the little one was found talking to me. other wise she is very naughty and hardly come to my. but today she came to and was watching the fotos sitting on my lap.

while looking the photos, she was talking like any thing. i was surprised really with her talk. normally girls do talk more than boys. the little one we call chinnu and the elder one chinju.

their mother jaisha hails from guruvayoor. the home lord krishana [guruvayoorappan]. she looks like as if she has a chinese blend. even i felt the same to my daughter in law sethu. perhaps itz due to my poor vision.

now letz come back to keerthana.




keerthana likes my daughter rakhi too much. usually she never gives any thing to anybody while she is at her home. but she is fond of giving things to my dautgher rakhi. i dont know why she likes only her. some times she felt rakhi is also little girl like her. rakhi is aged 29 but she still looks like a school level girl. many of my friends used to ask her "ethraam classilaa patikkane? [ഏത് ക്ലാസ്സിലാ മോള് പഠിക്കണേ?]. thatz about rakhi. rakhi is a professional archtect b arch, married and settled at cochin.

again coming back to keerthana.
the drawing i had displayed in my blog "voice of trichur" was seen by her parents and grandma and by her class mates and she was found very happy.

today i took some fotos of her and her parents and few video clips of keerthana. it shall be posted in this blog.

so, i am introducing keerthana - my grand kid here.

video clips shall be posted shortly










videovideo clip is ready to view

Sunday, June 14, 2009

MY VILLAGE CHERUVATHANY - KUNNAMKULAM


I WAS AT MY VILLAGE FEW DAYS AGO AND COULD STAY AT MY THARAVAADU. INTERACTED WITH MY REGULAR KIDDIES AROUND MY HOME. SOME FOTOS AND VIDEOS WERE PUBLISHED YESTERDAY IN MY BLOG. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK AND ENJOY.

http://voiceoftrichur.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_13.html

THIS MORNING ON MY WAY TO TRICHUR I COULD DROP IN ANU’S HOME. I HAVE BEEN TELLING HIM THAT I WOULD VISIT HIS HOME. BUT DUE TO MY LAZINESS AND UNHEALTHY SITUATIONS, I COULD NOT KEEP MY PROMISE.

BUT TODAY ALTHOUGH I AM UNWELL AND BEING HIS KIDS ARE TEHRE, I TOOK THE PAIN TO BE AT HIS HOME.
HE HAS TWO LITTLE KIDDIES. HIS FAMILY WAS VERY HAPPY TO RECIEIVE ME. THEY WERE LITTLE SAD AS I DID NOT TAKE ANY THING FROM THEIR HOME. NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES.

I SAID I WILL HAVE IT NEXT TIME.
HIS GIRL ANJANA IS A SWEETY. I COULD TAKE HER FOTOGRAPHS AND THE LITTLE PRINCESS ANAAMIKA DID NOT POSE ME FOR FOTOGRAPH. SO I HAD TO TAKE HER IN MY HANDS AND I DID TAKE TWO SHOTS. BUT IT DID NOT COME WELL AS THE FRONT CAMERA IS NOT GOOD IN RESOLUTION.

ANU’S MUM IS MY OLD FRIEND. HER HOME IS NEXT TO MY SCHOOL. I WAS SCHOOLING AT PURANATTUKARA. WE WERE FRIENDS IN MY CHILDHOOD.
ANU’S FATHER PAADU ETTAN WAS A HERO TO ME IN MY CHILDHOOD. HE USED TO TELL US [RAVI, KUMARAN AND MYSLEF] THE STORIES OF MALAYASIA, SINGAPORE ETC.
PAADU ETTAN HAD BOUGHT A RADO WATCH TO HIS BROTHER’S SON KUMARAN. THOSE DAYS RADO WATCH WAS RARELY AVAILABLE IN KERALA. SO KUMARAN WAS A LITTLE PRINCE THOSE DAYS.

I HAVE TO LOT TO TELL ABOUT RAVI AND KUMARAN WHO WHERE MY CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. WE USED TO HAVE LOTZ OF FUN. IN THE EVENING WE GATHER IN THE VILLAGE POND [ERUKULAM] AND SWIM WITH THE CATTLES [BUFFELLOW, COWS ETC.] RAVI AND KUMARAN WERE GOOD SWIMMERS BUT I WAS AN INFANT THOSE DAYS. BUT I COULD SWIM IN OTHER WORDS RAVI TAUGHT ME HOW TO SWIM.
WE SOME TIMES SWAM IN THE UNDERWATER AND PULLED THE LEGS OF THE GIRLS IN THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE POND. THE TWO BANKS OF POND WERE DISTRIBUTED. WEST FOR GIRLS AND EAST FOR BOYS.

WE WERE FOND OF LOOKING AT THE GIRLS BATHING ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. SOME TIMES WE WILL SIT ON THE BUFFELLOWS AND DRIVE THEM TOWARD THE BANKS OF GIRLS AND CUT JOKES WITH THEM.

THOSE DAYS WERE REALLY REMEMBERABLE TO ME. AFTER BROWSING THE ENTIRE POND UNTIL IT BECOMES RED COLOUR, WE WILL WIND UP OUR OPERATIONS AND MOVE TOWARDS A COFFEE SHOP NEARBY. WE CALLED THAT SHOP AS “CHEERU’S CAFÉ”.

WE WILL HAVE COOKED TAPIOCA WITH PAPPAD AND BLACK COFFEE THERE. BLACK COFFE IS SPECIALLY BLENDED FOR US. ITZ MADE WITH DRIED GINGER, PEPPER AND SHARKKARA. THIS COFFEE IS GOOD FOR HEALTH. ITZ SORT OF A HERBAL COFFE.

AFTER HAVING COFFEE RAVI AND KUMARAN [THEY ARE NEIGHBOURS AND RELATIVES] WILL LEAVE TO THEIR HOME AND MYSELF TO MY PLACE. THEIR HOME IS ABOUT 100 METERS FROM MY HOME.

THEIR HOMES ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THICKLY CULTIVATED ARRECKNUT PALM TREES. I USED TO GO THERE OFTEN TO MINGLE WITH THEM.
THATZ THE WAY I BECOME THE FRIEND OF PAADU ETTAN. LATE PADU ETTAN IS THE PAPPAN OF KUMARAN AND RAVI. RAVI’S HOME WAS ADJACENT TO PAADU ETTAN’S HOME.

I HAVE LOTZ AND LOTZ OF MEMORIES ABOUT MY HOME LAND. THERE WAS NO TODDY SHOPS DURING MY CHILDHOOD AT OUR PLACE.
THE TODDY [COCONUT TODDY] MOSTLY SOLD THOSE DAYS. I WAS FOND OF DRINKING TODDY. TODDY WERE SOLD WITHIN THE HOMES OF TODDY MAKER . TODDY IS PRDUCED FROM THE COCONUT TREES. THE MAKER HAVE TO CLIMB ON THE TREE, DO SOME EXERCISE THERE AND BRING THE TODDY FROM THE FREE. ITZ SWEET BEFORE FERMANTAION.

WE WERE BOYS AROUND 15 TO 18 THOSE DAYS. SO DRINKING TODDY WAS FORBIDDEN TO US BECAUSE OF OUR NATURE.
BUT RAVI AND MYSELF USED TO DRIVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE VILLAGE AND HAVE TODDY THERE.

THOSE DAYS TO HAVE A CYCLE THAT TOO ENGLAND RALLY CYCLE WAS SOME THING GREAT. RAVI AND MYSELF HAD ENGLAND RALLY CYCLES. AND THE NEXT ATTRACTIONS WAS TURLIN SHIRT AND THE LAST ONE IS A SEIKO WATCH.
WE HAD ALL THESE THREE. THEN WE ARE CONSIDERED AS BIG SHOTS.
I REMEMBER EVEN NOW THAT MY FIRST TURLIN SHIRT WAS BLUE AND RAVI’S LIGHT GREEN. WE ALSO HAD HABITS OF SMOKING. WHILE VILLAGE MEN SMOKE BEEDY WE SMOKE BRANDED CIGARATTES.

WHAT TO SAY WE HAD ALL THE GOOD HABITS* THOSE DAYS. IN ONE WAY WE CAN TELL U THAT WE HAD ENJOYED OUR LIFE IN THE CHILDHOOD. MY DADD WAS ABROAD AND MY FRIENDS WERE RICH ENOUGH AND WE HAD GOOD RESOURCES TO HAVE FUNDS.

AFTER TALKING ABOUT ANU, I HAVE LANDED UP IN MY CHILDHOO.

MY CHILDHOOD STORY CAN BE CONTINUED IF THERE ARE READERS………..


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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

whatz happening

whatz happening to this page. nothing is posted for some time.
yes thatz true, u r right.
letz find some thing here shortly.
some thing wrong with my system administrator.
the font, color etc. template is invisbible for some time.
i hv to re estabish it.
kuttan menon the blogger said to delete some cookkies from explorer and it should work.
let me go thru that and come back
please bear with me few more days

regards

yours

jp

Sunday, April 19, 2009

PAARAMEKKAAVU TEMPLE - TRICHUR

THIS IS PAARAMEKKAVU TEMPLE, TRICHUR - KERALA - SOUTH INDIA. MORE DETAILES SHALL BE FURNISHED SHORTLY.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

PLEASE TELL ME


CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THE S TORY BEHIND THIS ART WORK AND WHERE IT IS PERFORMED.
THE BEST FEATURE/STORY WILL BE AWARDED.
BEST REGARDS
YOURS
JP

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

again FOTO quiz - xxxx

please tell me which is this temple and where it is situated.
clue: this is within trichur corporation citi limits
competition is valid until 31st march 2009
first winner is given hindu devotional video CD directed by myself [jayaprakash vettiyattil]
answer could be sent to this slot as a "comment"
CD can be collected from my media channel office @ trichur 680007 or it can be couried any where in india
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CHIDU - MY NEIGHBOUR GIRL

THIS IS CHIDU.
MY NEIGHBOUR GIRL.AS THE MOZHI KEYMAN STOPPED WORKING, I CANNOT TELL U MUCH ABOUT HER.LET ME REBOOT THE SYSTEM AND COME BACK.CHIDU LOVES EATING ALWAYS. SOME THING LIKE CORN FLAKE OR KARU MURU STUFFS. SHE IS A CUTE BIRD AND THE LOVE OF MY BROTHER V K SREERAMAN. ALL THE KIDS ARE WELCOME. BUT CHIDU'S STAND IS SOME THING SPECIAL. SEE HOW SHE IS POSING TO ME. SHE SITS AT OUR UMMARAM - CHAARUPADI.SHE USUALLY DO NOT COME FOR DANCING AND PLAYING WITH OTHER KIDS. SHE IS ALWAYS INSDE OF OUR HOME. IF MY BRO IS NOT THERE,SHE WILL BE WITH GEETHA SREERAMAN. COMPANY WITH ME IS NOT THAT STRONG. BUT SHE IS FRIENDLY WITH ME. I HAD BROUGHT FOR HER BANGLES AND PEEPPI FROM KAPLIANGAD BHARANI. I COULD NOT SEE HER ON THAT DAY AS I REACHED HOME BIT LATE. AND THE FOLLOWING DAY I HAD TO RUSH TO TRICHUR EARLY. NOW I SHOULD BE MEETING HER ONLY AFTER A WEEK. I USUALLY DO NOT GO TO MY THARAVAADU. IF THERE IS SOME THING SPECIAL OR NEARBY I WILL BE INVITED. I SHALL BE GOING THERE PROBABLY NEXT WEEK FOR DELIVERING INVITATION OF JAYESH'S WEDDING ENGAGEMENT. AND SHALL BE MEETING THIS KID AND OTHER KIDDIES......... AND HV FUN WITH THEM.
THATZ ALL FOR THE TIME BEING.
C U SOON
BYETAKE CARE
YOURS JP


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

BOOZING DAY

SATURDAY EVENING IS THE MAIN BOOZING DAY FOR ME. I USED TO BOOZE ALMOST EVERY DAY WHILE I WAS ABROAD. THERE BEENAAMMA TOO JOINED AND GAVE ME COMPANY FOR FEW YEARS.
WE HAD LOTZ OF FUNNY EXPERIENCE IN THE BOOZING TIMES.
ONCE WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT OUR CLOSE FRIEND MR RAJU UNEXPECTADLY VISITED OUR HOME. WE WERE STAYING IN A TRADITIONALLY OMANI HUT.
HE HAD BROUGHT FOR US ZINZANO VINE, MARINATED MEAT FOR BAR B Q AND GIN n TONIC ETC.
WE HAD A NICE LAWN AND ALL OF US GATHERED THERE. RAJU WAS WORKING FOR THE CEO OF COSTAIN GROUP OF CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN OMAN. HE WAS THE MAIN CHEF AND HE USED TO SPEND HIS WEEK ENDS SOME TIMES WITH US.
WE EITHER GO TO HIS PAVILION OR HE COME TO OUR HUT. GIN n TONIC WAS MY FAVORITE DRINK DURING SUMMER. WHILE WE HAD THAT, MY SPOUSE BEENAMMA USED TO COOK FOR US.
THIS PARTICULAR DAY RAJU TOLD HER TO TAKE REST AS SHE WAS CARRYING AND HE STARTED COOKING THE MARRINATED MEAT AND ALL OF US WERE IN THE LAWN.
EVENINGS OF GULF IS RATHER COLD AND VERY COLD IN DECEMBER. THATA WAS A DECEMBER DAY.
ALL OF US WERE BOOZING AND RAJU OBSERVED THAT BEENAAMMA IS NOT CONSUMING ANY THING. THE ZINZANO WINE WAS SPECIALLY BROUGHT FOR HER. RAJU TOLD HER TO HAVE IT.
BUT BEENAMMA WAS FOND OF TAKING WHISKY WITH 7up. RAJU TOLD HER TO HAVE A DRINK. BUT SHE SAID SHE DONT WANT AS SHE WAS NOT FEELING WELL. AND SHE TOLD HIM, SHE MIGHT VOMIT AND CHETTAN [MYSELF] IS HESITANT TO CLEAN WHILE VOMITING.
RAJU SAID THAT HE WILL CLEAN THE PREMISES IN CASE SOME THING HAPPENS LIKE THAT.
BEENAMMA HAD A GOOD DRINK OF ZINZANO WINE AND HAD ENOUGH BAR B Q MEAT AND POACHED FISH ETC.
WE HAD A FANTASTIC EVENING. ALL OF THE GUESTS WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE. BEENAMMA DID THE FIRST VOMIT AND RAJU WAS PLEASED TO ASSIST HER AND TOLD HER TO TAKE IT EASY.
SHE MADE UP A MEZZ WITH THE WHOLE PLACE AND RAJU WAS PLEASED TO CLEAN ALL THE AREA, EVEN THE UNTENSILS IN THE KITCHEN.
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THIS TYPE FUNS WERE THERE IN EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST. WHILE I WAS WORKING WITH NCR BEIRUT WE USED TO DRINK "lebanese arrack". MY IMMEIDATE BOSS USED TO INVITE ME WEEKENDS [ie. thursday]. FIRST THEY WILL START WITH THEIR NATIONAL DRINK THIS PARTICULAR ARRACK. I NEVER LIKED IT. IT WAS VERY STRONG. THEY USED TO TAKE WITHOUT DILUTING IT. IN CASE WATER OR SODA IS ADDED, IT BECOMES LIKE DETTOL.[ as if what happens to dettol while it is diltuted with water]. AFTER THIS LEBANESE ARRACK THEY START OTHER ENGLISH OR FRENCH DRINK. I USED TO AVOID AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THIS LEBANESE ORIGIN DRINK. SOME TIMES WHAT HAPPENS WHILE SUCH DRINK IS GIVEN FULL OF JOY, HAPPINESS AND LOVE WE CANNOT AVOID.
THE HOSPITALITY OF MY LEBANESE FRIENDS ARE MEMORABLE. I USED TO DANCE SOME TIMES THE MOMENT I HAVE GOOD INDOXICATION. I HAVE LEARNED DANCING FORM THIS PLACE.
NOW LETZ COME BACK TO TRICHUR WHERE I AM NOW. HERE WEEKENDS [ie. saturday] THATZ MY MAIN BOOZING TIME. I USED TO HAVE CLUB MEETINGS THREE OR FOUR IN A MONTH. THERE IS A SPECIAL BOOZING STGATION. BUT I HARDLY GIVE COMPANY TO THEM.
UNLIKE OTHER PLACES IN THE UNIVERSE HERE KERALITES JUST CONSUME TWO OR THREE DRINKS AS IF THEY ARE DRINKNG WATER. THATZ THEIR STYLE. BUT I CANNOT DO SO. I LIKE TO TASTE AND DRINK, SO I KEEP AWAY.
I NEED MINIMUM HALF AN HOUR TO FINISH A DRINK.
BEENAMMA HAS BROUGHT MY DINNER. SO LET ME HAVE IT AND COME BACK TO SCRIBBLE. PLEASE BE PATIENT FOR SOME TIME.
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ഞാന്‍ ഭക്ഷണം കഴിച്ച് വന്നു. ബാക്കി ഭാഗം എഴുതാന്‍ എനിക്ക് മനസ്സില്ല ഇപ്പോള്‍.......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thursday, March 12, 2009

DIAMOND HEART BEATS

I AM PROUD TO BE A LION. MEMBER OF LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL. TRICHUR CHAPTER. LIONS CLUB OF KOORKKENCHERY. DIST 324 E2.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE COMPLETED 60 SUCCESSFUL HEART SURGERY FREE OF CHARGE TO POOR AND DESERVED PATIENTS WITHIN OUR LIONISTIC DISTRICT 324 E2. [ MALAPPURAM, TRICHUR AND PALAGHAT REVENUE DISTRICTS]
WE COULD GATHER YETERDAY [11-13-09] AT HOTEL ASOKA INN, TRICHUR WITH ABOUT 67 CLUBS IN THE DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVAL. WE SHALL BE COMPLETING MINIMUM 100 FREE HEART SURGERY BEFORE JUNE OUR FINANICIAL YEAR.
ALL THE FUNDS FOR THIS WERE CONTRIBUTED BY LIONS CLUB MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT REGION WITHIN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT. MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION WAS RS 50,000.00 @ HEAD. SOME MEMBERS HAD GIVEN MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT. YESTERDAY ABOUT 12 PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS WERE PRESENT TO GRACE THE OCCASION. THE CHIEF GUEST WAS LION K. G. RAMAKRISHNA MOORTHY, THE HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL WING REPRESENTING INDIA AND OUR BUSINESS DISTRICT.
ALL THE SPONSORS AND SOME OF THE PATIENTS AND DIGNITORIES WERE GIVEN MEMENTO AND THE FUNCTION WAS VERY COLORFUL.
I AM SURE OUR LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT IN OUR DISTRICT CAN DO MORE SIMILAR PROJECTS.
THIS PROJECT WAS A DREAM OF OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR LION GEORGE DE DAS AND THE CONCERNED DISTRICT CHAIRMAN LION C D SEBASTIN.
"BE DIFFERENT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE" IS THE MOTO OF OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR LN GEORGE DE DAS.
WHILE CONCLUDING THE MEETING OUR VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR LION T. K. KISHORE SAID THAT HE TOO WILL CONTINUE THE SAME SERVICE DURING HIS TENURE. I HAVE PLEASURE TO WELCOME OUR NON LION READERS TO JOIN THIS CLUB WHO DO THE LARGEST HUMANITARIAN ASSOCIATION.
APART FROM HEART SURGERY OUR CLUB CONDUCTS FREE CATARACT SURGERY. ERADICATE BLINDNESS FROM THE UNIVERSE ALSO IS A MOTO OF THIS GREAT CONCERN.
THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 10 PM FOR FELLOWSHIP, DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENTS.



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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TEMPLE WHERE I GO EVERY DAY


ACHAN THEVAR SHIVA TEMPLE - KOORKKENCHERY - 680007

first of all let me tell you who is ACHAN THEVAR.............................achan thevar is LORD SHIVA
history:
while kerala was attacked by TIPPU SULTAN , a moothan family at palakkad ran away with the IDOL of lord SHIVA [SHIVA LINGAM] .....finally they reached at koorkkenchery...........this family was given shelter at this palce by the ruler of this village and they have established this temple at this place.......years after the temple authorities lost the neighbouring land and they found financial problem to run the temple...... and this MOOTHAN family returned to their home land after the time of tippu.............. later the ownership of this temple was given to some other people.... but they could not run the temple as they lost landed properties etc. ...and due to lack of fund.... they also left the temple for good........
finally what happened all the buildings were ruined except the IDOL......... it was lying like that for some time.......
years later VISWA HINDU PARISHAT was given the managment of this temple.........and they have renovated the temple - step by step.......it took year
s to bring to this stage..........special mention is to be given to Mr G Mahadevan and his team who have worked a lot to bring up this place..
every year in the malayalm month KARKKITAKAM [JULY] elepha
nts are brought to this holy temple and they have been given medicated food and fruits.... which is called in malayalam aanayoottu [ആനയൂട്ട്]
>... this particular preventive herbal treatment is given even to the human being during this month....... according to the belief, the whole year will be healthy and energetic after this treatment.... the medicine will penetrate to the body especially this month of mansoon.......some photos of elephant related feeding is also displayed here......
this temple is about ONE kilometer from trichur round..... and it is on the trichur - irinjalakuda road....
apart from LORD SHIVA...... there is SREE PARVATHY and other upadevanmar.......
they are as follows:
AYYAPPAN SWAMY [അയ്യപ്പന്‍‍]
GANAPATHY SWAMY [ ഗണപതി]
SUBRAMANYA SWAMY [സുബ്രമണ്യന്‍]
HANUMAN SWAMY [ഹനുമാന്‍‍]
GOSALA KRISHNAN [ഗോശാല ക്രിഷ്ണന്‍]
YOGEESWARAN [യോഗീശ്വരന്‍]
NAAGANGAL [നാഗങ്ങള്‍‍]
BRAHMA RAKSHASS [ബ്രഹ്മരക്ഷസ്സ്]
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SOME OF THE IMPORTANT SPECIAL OFFERINGS [വഴിപാടുകള്‍] TO ACHAN THEVAR TEMPLE IS AS FOLLOWS.
koovala maala - vettilamaala - kadumpaayasam - unniyappam - vadamaala - paalpaayasam etc.
specialities:
muppettu velli [special friday] unniyappam for lord ganesha
muppettu sani [special saturday] vadamaala, vettila maala and avil nivedyam

Postal address:
achan thevar shiva temple
thankamani kayattam
koorkkenchery - trichur 680007 [kerala] india
president - JAYAPRAKASH VETTIYATTIL K
secretary - UNNIKRISHNAN M
treasurer - HARIDASAN P
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photos shall be uploaded in few days
this matter is also published in another blog owned by me

LIONS CLUB OF KOORKKENCHERY - 680007

new year of our lions club [ 2009 new year]
our lions club of koorkkenchery could celebrate new year only yesterday [9th jan 09].all of us gathered at aquatic club premises at mission quarters, trichur. c the photo. miss. little keerthy was our youngest dancer of the evening.

please c the couple. thatz our vice district governor lion t k kishore and his spouse lioness priya. ln kishore was the chief guest of the evening.the man next to them with stripes shirt is lion somakumar who is our district chairman for eye sight.he is a professionally qualified lawyer.

here comes lion denny N his spouse lioness keerthy denny. both are good singers. lion denny is a gold whole saler where keerthy is doing medical transcription. their baby's picture is shown at the top. she is a cute dancer.there were more singers. let me locate their fotos.

yes, here comes lion ajayan. he sings with his niece. unfortunately i dont remember her name. they also performed wonderful presentation.lion ajayakumar is also a gold whole saler [ornaments made to order in bulk only] and i assume that he is the chief executive of jwellery manufacturers association @ trichur.let me c if you could grab some more photos from my system.

yes, here comes jp who is controlling the show. he does master of ceremony with leo sivapriya. unfotunately i could not locate her foto. he only clicked my foto. karishma who sitting next to me did not want to pose and she was benting backwards. she too came into the net. leo karishma is a good singer, but this day she did not participate as she was not feeling well.

more photos to be added. but i really don't know how to layout the photos. all the photos are going on the top and it has to be dragged out to the bottom is really a messy job.i wonder if any readers of this blog could help me and teach me.what i experience from the blogging world, hardly people helps each other. i am after one kaanthary to teach me how to insert an amplifier as i have to upload some audio clips. in fact those are "kavithas" of geetha, sreedevi, tejaswini and one "thaaraattu paattu" of vijayalakshmi. all these names are bloggers and one way my colleagues in blog world.

so let me go back to lions movement.after the welocome address by the president lion k v sathyan, the chief guest was introduced by lion denny g alappat. unfortuately i could not upload his foto due to the technical issue which i stated above.then our chief guest of the day our vice district governor lion t k kishore inaugurated the evening and delivered his address.in fact cultural programms were after that.there was also mimicry by one of the young artist. he is leo kailas nath.he is the youngest boy of our lion ajayakumar, whose photo is displayed at the end of gallery.we had also a good band. i hv audio and video clips but unable upload as i mentioned the technical reasons already.we have lots of humanitarian projects in lions club.eradication of blindness is the main project.

also we have recently introduced a programe called ' heart beats' we undertake all the expenses of heart surgery for the poor. in fact i have to tell you lot of things about our lions club.you can read in this same page little more things on our club activities. in case u need to extend a chapter in your area, please contact me.

our meeting was adjoured for fellowship and dinner at half past 9. the dinner was really good. beverages were served to all the participants. specially made pastries too given to all of them along with wine. so, letz c later and i shall talk to you more about our club.

++ more photos shall be added soon


Friday, March 6, 2009

CINDERELA .......[short story]

"Hello Kalesh….. how r u man………."
"Who is this stranger with u……… "
"This is my friend…. Cinderalla……….."
" Hi……… I am cinderella………."
"I work here one of the school……. I am a nursery teacher……."
" Nice to meet u….."
"where do u hail from…………. "
"I am from ahemedabad…….."
" And u……… "
"I am kalesh’s friend…….. we are from same palce………"
" May I know your name sir…….."
" yes of course…….. in fact I forgot to introduce me to u…….. I thought kalelsh told u about me…………"
" My name is prakash……… I am the manager of a firm promoting office equipments and we are specialized in systems…………"
" Itz nice I met somebody like u…….."
" in fact we were looking for a person like u… we need some office equipment to our school……… we have about 3000 students……. And I am the coordinator for the PTA…..lots of responsibilities to take care of the children and parents…………"
" We are sick of dispatching mails to the parents…. The most problem area is to have the address printed on the envelopes, seal them and put stamps……… This takes about 15 days…….. before dispatching these mails we have to start processing for the next meetings………"
" Can us suggest mr prakash some methods to ease our problems……….."
"Yes, of course……. There is an advanced postal franking machine, which seals the envelope and it takes hardly 10 minutes for 1000 letters…. The stamp couter to be set according to postal tariff……."
" How much does it costs… can we have a quotation….."
" Of course……. If u could give us your actual requirement, we shall furnish the quotation by telex…… or we shall call on you…… any time……..any where…….. …….."
" prakashettan……….. while introducing my girl friend to you, she is concluding a business with u….. please keep a margin for me and to have good commission………"
" in fact there is no provision to have the commission here……….."
" if that is the case I will tell her not to buy things from u……… "
well……… she is your bird…….. u may do what ever u feel like………"

few days passed…… we had no news from either the bird of kalelsh…… one day I met her accidentally in a casino at baden baden in germany……..
" hi prakash…… what a surprise……… u here???????? Whatz happening……." "I cant just believe………….. What u are doing here little girl………."
" I am sorry ….. I forgot your name……."
" I am cinderalla……….."
" Yes dear….. tell me more about you and let me ask u too what u r doing here…….."

Although I work in Oman, I keep going to UK to meet my in laws……… last week while I was in London……. Friend of mine told me that she has to go to Frankfurt for some thing…. And she wanted me to accompany her…….. then I joined here………
"But how come u are in the casino…….."
" do u know gambling…………."
" Ha ha hhhaaa………… My friend prakash……. What a silly question u are asking me………"
" this is a world of gamblers………."
" I am sorry dear I don’t understand any thing what u say…….. I am totally confused…….."

While we were talking………. Another bird came in between……..

" May I interrupt u sir for a while………"
" Yes, of course….. pls go ahead……… u are most welcome………."
" I am miss. Kreamer friend of Cinderella……….. my would be is working part time in this casino…………"
I see…………
"may I know your name sir…………"
" can I do some thing for u………."

Why don’t we hve a drink together…………….. Yes, I would love to have a drink……. Itz pretty cold outside…….. minus 32 degrees……… Let us move to that blue corner……. U can find some thing spicy there……..

Yeah, cinderalla…. Pls come……….. Who is going to order for us………… Cinderella was looking at me……..

Yeah, of course….. I don’t mind to order……… Cinderalla is fond of “bloody mary”…….
" And whatz your choice or favourite….. kremer………."
" I too hve bloody mary………."
" And I will hve a beer……. I am really fond of german beer……. Itz is slightly bitter than Indian beer….."
" Hi … bearer……. Can u fix up drink for these birds……… 2 bloody mary……."
" What sort of combination u need sir………."
" Vodka + tomato juice and little Tabasco sauce…….."

" Sir, do u like to have some duetch cocktails………"
" no, I am sorry………… this will do at the moment………."

Kreamer was talking like any thing and cinderalla could not ask any thing…..

"Prakash… u did not tell me how u have landed up this place……….."

" Itz a big story…….i cannot tell u that right now…….. some other time……. Now letz enjoy our drink……… "

"How did u reach here from Frankfurt prakash……."

I took a taxi from Frankfurt to Wiesbaden………. I had little work there………. And I came by train from there………. I have a friend here……… I shall be staying with her for a week………

" u mean “she”…… "
"yes, whatz wrong with u……. cinderalla………"
" Let me leave you after few moments…… I have to go out as I have an engagement with a doctor……… Doctor?!.........."
" yes, doctor………… "

"what make u cinderalla…. Every thing surprise………."
" I am not here just to c a doctor…… I hav lot of other things to do………."

Thatz wht I told u …… I shall tell u those later…….. this is not the venue for that………….

" Can I come with u prakash……….."
" no never………."
" You are a guest of kreamer……."
" Go with her…………"
" Where do u stay prakash in “baden baden"
"I shall let u know later.. please leave me your fone number………."
" Can I ask u some thing about the postage franking machine deal we had talked at Muscat………."
" No I am not interested……….. u may buy from some where else………."
" I don’t want to hurt your relation with kalesh………… "
"No ……. Prakash….. there is nothing like that……… we can buy things from where ever we like……….."
" Ok, then we shall re discuss the subject when I go back to Muscat…….. "
"When u are reaching oman……… "
"I cannot tell u those things now…….. Some other time…… Itz time for me to go………… I have a chauffer driven car…….. he has come to take me………."
" C u later……… "
"Have a nice evening……… kreamer and cinderalla………. "


[this story was published earier in my blog "smriti"]

ANNA DAANAM MAHAA DAANAM

today being the monthly birth day of Lord Shiva we offer lunch to the poor, needy and deserved people around our temple [achan thevar shiva temple]
ANNA DAANAM MAHAA DAANAM. [offering food is the best gift in the world.]
this practice being continued through out the year. any body can offer this by remitting indian rupees two thousand only [rs. 2000/-] (US$ 39) food for 75 people will be served. this is served in banana leaves, typical kerala style.
earlier food was served in open yard, later it was shifted to a rented premises, now a devotee of Lord Shiva donated rs. 50,000/- to build a dining room exclusively for this purpose.
this dinning room is not in good shape as lotz of masonary works, electrification, plumbing, flooring etc. to be done.
for the time being it is used as there is no other alterntive.
devotees donated dinning tables, chairs and some kitchen utensils.
anybody can donate funds.

funds can be sent to the president, achan thevar shiva temple, koorkkenchery, trichur 680007, kerala, india
now the temple authorities have plan to offer food on fortnightly/weekly and if enough funds generates even every day for 75 people.

today i was witnessed the feast. i too enjoyed it.
let me introduce myself is the president of this holy temple. i shall let u have the URL of this temple. and u can see little things described there.

[more photos will be added soon]