Saturday, November 8

Who is the Author with a tone of Anti India?????

No permanent babus for the US president to deal with - Yahoo! India News: "No permanent babus for the US president to deal with

Fri, Nov 7 11:05 AM

Washington, Nov.7 (ANI): Imagine not inheriting a permanent bureaucracy. Freedom to bring in your own babus. It is every Indian politician's dream. Here in 'the land of the free', it is a privilege that the President enjoys. He is not encumbered with a permanent bureaucracy. So on January 20th, when President elect Barack Obama becomes President Obama, he will bring with him a whole new team."

The above is an extract of an article that I came across on Indian Portal of Yahoo.

I am really surprised at the Anti-Indian tone in the article. Looks like the Author does not have enough knowledge of the happenings, rather, would like to feign so.

India is one of the Bureaucratic countries with lot of policies, and has made a place for itself in the world, with its Bureaucracy and policies. Its true that there are lot of visible differences in the governing. How about the invisible similarities? And for those people who say that the system is better here in USA, I would say that the life is much better in India.

You have many freedoms and there are no bills that watch the steps of an individual. While people who commit crimes cannot escape here, there are many innocent people who cannot escape the eyes of non-innocent, using the same technology. An identity of the person is based on the records stored in a computer, and if they are lost, the identity is lost. The bright side here is that, if you mind your business, take care and get into a good job, the life here is peaceful and serene. You can spend vacations at good places making use of deals, visit India with pomp and grandeur, thanks to the difference in Monetary conversion.

There are many things that are better in India, and it would be better if these columnists highlight the good things of India. I would say that every country has its good and bad, just like every individual has both the characteristics imbibed in them. It all depends on the outlook, and media should be playing a positive role on this, instead of making things hard.

Friday, June 13

Literary interest of Sri Sutti Veerabhadrarao Garu

Well, I wanted to complete this post in Telugu, but could not type so fast.

Anyway, one of the readers of my earlier blog post, Girish, commented about the high literary words used in his dialects.

That prompted me to give this post.

Uncle has been an avid reader of various literary works. He has a great collection of telugu literary works, and many plays. I remember, as a child, after his demise, when I picked up reading high literary works, I used to read as many books as I can during the holiday visits I made. Sometimes, I used to get lost in those works that I used to get scoldings from my brother for missing breakfast and lunch :) I still scan thorough the collection to find books that missed my eyes.

Coming back, yes, he does have a great interest in Telugu literature and the Telugu language. He spent all those years in Chennai without having to speak Tamil most of the times. His films are different from the Stage plays and the Radio plays he had enacted.

His voice was so beautiful and youthful, that anyone who listened to him in films will not recognise him. Silamurali, his play for AIR, Vijayawada is my all time favourite and I love to listen to it everytime.

His Son and Daughter are planning to come up with a website, and working on that. So many things about him, but reserving them for the website. And for those who are not aware, there is a book on him and Velu, co-authored by them, a comedy play sort of book. More about it next time.

Tuesday, March 18

Long long time....

It has been a very long time since I posted here. Last was during my uncle's shashtyabda poorthi celebrations. So many events happened after that.

We recently celebrated our first marriage anniversary. when I look back, I realise that there has been a major change in this year. Change seems to be sticking with me, becoming my fav blog topic. This time, the change came in persona, the lifestyle, the surroundings. In single word, the world around me has changed. Good or bad, no one knows, but I am going ahead with the thought that its for good.

When I announced my engagement, Madhav, my ex-boss, was telling me that I would learn to be patient. How true he is!!! And sometime back, when Ramesh asked me if I am ready to travel even after marriage, I said yes. He responded back saying that life is not the same after marriage. How true again. Its not the same, and I can no longer go around taking decisions on my own. My decisions are going to affect others now, and thats a matter I need to take care. Gone are the days of decision making that suits me alone.

There was a time when talking to Dad was a dreaded thing, now, we discuss many things like friends. There was a time when I used to irritate Mom with all my nakras. Now, I get them back thru my dear hubby. Its my Parents time to laugh and enjoy at my plight of trying to adjust to these changes. But, again, thanks to them and Bala, I was able to get adjusted quickly. Things were bit tough for both of us initially, as we were used to staying alone. Now, its a different life.

I guess all married couples say the same. A good friend of mine was telling me that surviving the first year of marriage is tough and the next challenge comes at 5 years. And after that, if there are issues, then, we had been acting all through these years. I feel its right. You learn a lot in the first year and then more in the coming years.

Thats all for now, will be catching up with blogging soon.....