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#176 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by arasi » 23 Sep 2015, 03:15

'ponnAna' (golden) touch!

Let Midas' touch continue!

Now that mangalam is sung , let the main (pon) bhairavi unfold ;)
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 23 Sep 2015, 16:47

As the situation was about to go out of control a man with Narada;s face got on the stage. He is the Godfather of CM,a lokasanchari who during the music season is in this MSS land and in other times in some other land. He said: Just listen to me for exactly one minute. there was silence. ¨Pl look at the face of the person whom you are yelling to. He is not vidwan X or vidushi Y.see intensely ,I mean concentrate on the mask over the face .¨
The hall which was noisy and stormy suddenly calmed down like boiling milk settling down when the gas stove is switched off. A Thyagaraja swami sang ¨santha mu leka sowkhyamu ledhu ¨. Now one could understand the wisdom of making all participants wear the face mask of those saintly figures. This is an¨ avandhra prayochanam¨ besides hiding the identity.
When calmness returned, Narada proposed the name of ¨sangeethavid .org ¨preserving the root and dropping wan or ushi,after all they are going to do their post in the name of a raga only.Some one said even ¨san¨ can be dropped as religion and sanctity are not needed for art music. Finally ¨geethvid .org was unanimously approved. Some one said vid is suggestive of vidhya which means art, wisdom .Arunagirinathar face got up and said வித்து means seed. we carry the seed of CM to posterity.
Thanks to the cumulative auspicious effect of multiple mangalam. the site http://WWW.geethvid.org was born.Needless to add that the applause was deafening like hundred thavils.
Once the name was finalized other details were worked out very quickly.the forum will have the following subheads:High dignitaries, sabha secretaries, disciples and sishyas,awards, overseas operators, concert reviews by rasikas and press ,sponsors ,unauthorized recordings,general discussions .
To mark the conclusion of the meet, someone sang as the last item the Varnam viriboni in Bhairavi. I got up and slowly sneaked out . when I was at the gate, I felt as though someone was calling my name repeatedly. I stopped and returned. soon I realized that the singer is doing neraval on the name of the presiding deity of Mannargudi as written by pachimiriam audiappa who does not know me.. Anyway, I took this opportunity to take off my shyama sastri mask and returned it to the office.
On my way back, I was speculating and wondering what these vidwans are going to share in their forum.I casually opened my i pad and type WWW. geethvid .org. Lo what a surprize!!The first ever posting was already there under the head General discussion. You can read it :

Harikamaboji ; --Sometime back I was invited to perform in a reception.The multimillionnaire boss is a powerful tamil political leader Philanthropist
(oxy-MORON ??). The occasion is to celebrate his successful return from an European tour of France (including NATURALLY Switzerland , italy )
It was a fabulous reception arranged at the Zamindar ´s garden . The concert started in time.The boss entered after about 20 minutes, bringing with him his foreign acquisition ( no no not a french girl , ) a pet dog.All the invitees got up and greeted him respecfully.Many were cajoling the dog to please ¨his Master’s voice ¨some distinguished ladies exhibited their admiration and affection to the pet sharing with it some of the delicacies on the table. He proudly announced that he got this from original Alsace. He is much attached to it ,hence the noble canine was not attached with any leash. After a casual round he came to me close to the stage and discreetly requested me to sing a song praising him and particularly the dog.My worries started Well, part 1 of the request is easy, but how about part 2. ? I could not get any idea. time was passing. I consulted my accompanists but of no use. what to do.? I saw him moving around. telling about his fatwa to many friends in the party . They were all staring at me expectantly. one , two three songs, every time they were hoping that the next item would be that. No the disappointment was writ large . In utter despair, I prayed to God( reverse to dog ) and I started thinking loudly:
நாய் வந்த ……. நாய் வந்த …. நாய் வந்த
all faces were looking at me. Till i get something I was decided to do the neraval...suddenly an idea flashed in my mind.
பய நாய் வந்த
தவ பய நாய் வந்த
செய்த தவ பய நாய் வந்த
தமிழ் நாடு செய்த தவப்பயனாய் வந்து அவதரித்தாய்
papanasam Sivan´s composition in Harikambhoji in praise of Subramania Bharathi saved me ; “paa maalai kinai undo”.
My hearty thanks to those poets and my heartfelt apologies to them for dismantling the words as neraval.
Needless to say that I was paid ten times my fees. But I shudder to think what would have happened to me If I could not make it.
வாழிய செந்தமிழ் வாழ்க நற்றமிழர்
this is the real end.

epilogue : this is a sample post in the sangeetha vidwans/ vidhushis thread.
Now the Rasikas have double options.If they feel much concerned about the vidwans they can do their post in the new thread assuming a ragaś name. Open to all.
DOUBLE THANKS to Chellappa and Arasi,though belated.
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#178 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by kvchellappa » 24 Sep 2015, 11:04

Aptly, the varna(nai) concluded in bhiravi. Congrats.
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 24 Sep 2015, 19:54

thanks again chellappa
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 22 Oct 2015, 16:43

Here is vidwan Varali, who wants to share his views on a concert in our thread geethvid.org.

Varali:-though a standard vidwan myself, I never miss to attend any concert of my beloved GURU who is my idol.I would have said my god ,but my GURU does not like to be called god.!Yesterday I attended his performance Guess where ? You cannot It was not at any sabha. It was at the madras beach. needless to say it was a free concert for the fisherman community. He is bent on taking CM as an art form to the masses.He has a soft corner for this downtrodden community, because the Mylapore brahmins and the Triplicane Ayyangars are responsible for the poverty and plight of the fisherman community.When I asked him how, he countered me with a question : Has any brahmin ever purchased fish or prawn from them.?That is why their livelihood stands affected..
When the program started , he took the mike and announced: today you won’t hear any composition of the Telegu trinity, nor tamil trinity,nor knnada nor marathi trinity.Arethey the only repository of CM? It is a new composer whose name you won’t find in BMS and Kannan handbook..The theme of the song is also unique. Are we not fed up with the same old songs
repeated ad nauseam,, songs of Krishna chasing gopi dears, or Rama chasing golden deers.? Religion and its tales are not necessary for the art CM. The Hero of my song is a poor common man of the masses. Why not ?. I want social revolution through music revolution. People applauded on hearing the word revolution. If an actor can be called puratchi nadigar, why cannot a musician.?
He straightaway started the song;It was in tamil, so I followed it easily >

யாரோ இவர் யாரோ ?
என்ன பேரோ அறியேனே .

கார் உலாவும் சீர் உலாவும் சென்னை பீச் ( beach ) இல்
கையில் கூடையுடன் சுண்டல் விற்கும் இவர்…..யாரோ .
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சந்திர பிம்ப ஒளி மங்கலிலே
என்னை தானே தொடர்கிறார் நிழல் போலே
அந்த நாளின் பழக்கம் போலே உரிமையாய்
இந்த நாளில் வந்து சுண்டல் தருகிறார் … யாரோ இவர் யாரோ..,

Needless to say that there was thunderous ovation as it reflected every one’s experience.

allowing ample time for the ovation to subside, he took the mike again and announced. I am not going to sing rtp. Nam thom thom nam thom thom thaanam has no meaning. But I will do a neraval which is applied with your life style. After adjusting the sruthi and keeping the suspense for a few moments . he sang the glorious neraval:
ஏலேலோ ஐலசா ஏலேலோ ‘
With just three word repeated fifty times with different sangathis and in different raagas,, he wove a multi colored atmosphere where all the rasikas joined in chorus towards the end. The bhajan sampradaaya has succeeded in conditioning our audience reflex a la Pavlov.
… Oh it was two hours of aesthetically pure community art music with social commitment.!!
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#181 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by arasi » 22 Oct 2015, 19:42

'kaiyil kUDaiyuDan suNDal viRkum ivar'--yArO? is simply irresistible. Who wouldn't sing it? :)

krishNA chasing gOpis dear and rAmA chasing golden deer... :lol:
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Post by rshankar » 23 Oct 2015, 01:45

Mama! Simply superb!
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 23 Oct 2015, 06:32

Arasi.
Thanks. I wanted to lighten the surcharged tense atmosphere
rshankar
Many thanks
To both of you
While still on Arunachala kavi, i am keen to know your views on my interpretation in eppadi manam thunindhadho.
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 08 Nov 2015, 17:40

Tolerance

A big procession of over 1000 people was advancing in a broad road in chennai blocking the traffic as usual. As a journalist when I went close,I was surprised to find many top carnatic musicians in the front. I could not guess what the musicians can be agitating for, Increase in honorarium for every increase in the cost of living index? Free air or train travel concessions like M Ps.?
I asked one of the leaders the cause.

Don’t you know about what happened last week in the aesthetic sangeetha sabha? The audience made a huge hue and cry for nothing and mauled the sabha secretary.
yes I know.The sabha hall had a shamiyana cloth roofing with plenty of holes in it and when it started raining the audience was completely drenched so they protested,
How can they protest?Is the sabha expected to provide500 umbrellas?They should show some tolerance.Are they sugar to get dissolved in water.?
no . but….
Again look at what happened at another sabha three days back. In the middle of a concert a young man suddenly got up and pounced upon a young girl sitting in the row in front of him.,pulled her sari and manhandled her,( though in the known side effects of CM propensity for violent physical outbursts has not been reported so far)
I said, when the neighbours intervened and separated the two,the young man with a beaming look showed a small recording device which he had retrieved from its hide out
The musician retorted angrily it is an act of utter lack of tolerance on the part of the young man who is an ardent sishya of the singer who has planted several such persons at strategic points in the hall to prevent illegal copying.
I agree but ..may be she thought it is her individual liberty to wear anything she pleases ,a jimiky, a necklace ., a padakkam, or an electronic gadget
You know the police has booked the fellow on a rape charge, which has resulted in the loss of his individual liberty which again shows lack of tolerance by the audience and the police
i added: and also of the vidwan to protect his right.
I will tell you another act of terrible intolerance by the audience.A couple of days back in the middle of a concert some thirty people got up en masse and started walking out when the imaginative singer started a T P R, I mean a thaanam to be followed by pallavi and concluded with a raga alapana.. It is an act of utter intolerance which infringes in the singer s liberty ,
May be the audience thought it is their liberty to go out any time , I said.
No the public intolerance is becoming intolerable and that is why we award bearing musicians have decided to take out this procession. and at the end of it decided to surrender the titles and awards given to us.
I tried a pacifying tone and said you see , this has been happening since a long time and may be your act is a bit precipitated particularly since you are not directly involved.You can exhibit some tolerance ….
We would have if we had been a mediocre citizen like you. But we are privileged intellectuals and artists upon whom God has entrusted the task of guiding the destiny of mankind. So we cannot keep quiet and tolerate the intolerable which would lead to the tyranny of the intolerant.
what do you propose to do?
As you see we are all award holders of Sangeetha Rajamani. we are going to return our awards protesting against the growing intolerance in the society. Then the intolerant will feel ashamed and change their nature and society will immediately become alright.
Are you headed to the music sabha now?
No we are going to the jewellery store of Thangavel and Vairavel bros. He is a great phi;lanthropist and It was he who gave us the birudu.
Suppose he advises you to be tolerant towards the intolerant for some time, will you take back the awards?
No question But, Inthe interest of universal peace, we would put forth a via media solution.We will surrender the awards but he should confer upon us the title of äward thyagis which would entitle us to a monthly thyagi pension.
Anyway it is heartening that you sangeetha vidwans have such a mass following of supporters.
supporters ? you are totally wrong. only the first 4 rows are musicians.

and the rest of them all ?
Go and ask at the fourth row , he said bitterly. Yes there was unmistakable bitterness in his voice
I hurried to the fourth row and told a leader: I am glad that so many of you are supporting the award -holding vidwans in their crusade for tolerance .
Pat came the reply:WE are neither supporters nor crusaders. We are mere rasikas only. we will be too glad if they are ripped off their titles. This is a good opportunity for us to make sure that theyREALLY surrender the titles which in our opinion they do not deserve. We want to ensure till the end that they do not go back on their decision under any pretext or compromise.!!
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#185 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by thanjavooran » 08 Nov 2015, 18:11

Ha ha ha !
Tolerable tolerance .
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Post by rajeshnat » 08 Nov 2015, 22:30

Rajagopalan sir
You are simply superb .You writing anecdotes connecting with the present news items is wonderful. By the way I heard thru grapevine that there is also another protest march in Pondichery culminating in one of the oldest sabhas of Pondichery. ;)
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Post by arasi » 09 Nov 2015, 20:17

Sorry, repetition of the post below...
Last edited by arasi on 09 Nov 2015, 20:22, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by arasi » 09 Nov 2015, 20:21

um kaTTukkadaigaLin thaTTi ezhuppum nagaichuvai vegu arumai :idea:
paTTuppuDavaigaLai viTTu viTTIrE?!
(Your stories with their thought-provoking humor are something to savor. You spared the silk saris, though!).
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 10 Nov 2015, 11:56

thanjavooraan: thanks. I hope to continue until Rasikas.org plan a protest march
rajeshnat:Thanks.My imagination should find a way how to dodge.
Arasi; Manythanks;சரி, சரி sorry about the sarees. Arasi did you know, you are five in one : rasi ,raasi, sari, saari. ( yenna) saria ?
kamban' s verses have immortalized the number five
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Post by Ramasubramanian M.K » 11 Nov 2015, 06:02

Ponbhairavi(aka Rajagopalan Sir)-- I do not have the Pandithyam, or Kavithvam like Arasi,Thanjavooran or Rajesh--but in my own humble way my Pranams to you!! More power to your "penmanship"- this word may be -a bit archaic in these days with the digital revolution!!

I enjoy posts like these which "sprinkle" harmony instead of "spewing" vitriol!!!
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Post by arasi » 11 Nov 2015, 08:50

Ponbhairavi,
வரி வரியாய் எழுதுகின்றேன், சரியென்கிறீரே?
வரிந்து கட்டிக் கொண்டு வருபவர் எத்தனை பேர்!
பெரிய மனதுடன் சொல்லுகிறீர், சிறியவள் நானாலும்--
வரிப் புலி வரும், வார்த்தைகள் தடிக்கும், தடியடியே, போம் :)

Sridharanga,
Relished your lines (in another thread).

Ramesh (MKR),
Pleased to see you here! 'poDi vaithu' is the expression--but ponbhairavi's writings have that 'french vaithu' quality--one of a kind!
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 11 Nov 2015, 11:13

MKR
Many thanks for your encouraging words Sir.
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 17 Nov 2015, 22:54

A wedding reception dinner. the server Muthu is busy
-Annavukku “ razam “ -mysore “razam ΅ - then next:
-annavukku “aBBaLaam “ one more -äBBaLaam “
the chief cook who was watching and supervising shouted
-”daaye, Muthu, it is not aBBaLaam azhuthi solluda aPPaLaam “
Muthu replied : “azhuthinaal noringi poydume anna “
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Post by Ponbhairavi » 22 Nov 2015, 19:07

Fourth pillar.


Incessant rain !!. I am not able to go out.. Inundation and floods have crippled the normal life.. To assess exactly the gravity , our media is there to help us. Somebody said the media is the fourth pillar which sustains any democracy..I would go one step further and say that our indian media is not simply a pillar but it is a caterpillar which no one dares to touch.I switched the T.V. on. Our visual media channels focuss our attention to the most important priorities and showcase only the crux of the gravest problems affecting mankind at the national and international scene.,
My T.V showed the water logged chennai streets and the floating huts. some of the roofless children,oblivious of the gravity of the situation were smiling innocently at the tv camera. Next the camera moves to show very grim faces of persons wearing coats and suits sitting in a/c conference rooms of a posh hotel at mount Abu in front of plates of roasted cashew nuts and glasses of red drinks( tomato juice or wine ?)Sorrow and misery are written large on their faces. They are the owners of five star hotels of chennai who are appalled at the non availability of tomatoes which is the life wire of their business. We see the mike of our tv correspondent thrust in front of the mouth of their spokes person.swallowing the cashew nuts .With an air of deep mourn he moans that “ if the situation continues for one more week we will all become paupers. Our future is bleak. We cannot imagine our destiny of becoming beggars in the streets of madras queuing up for the tokens of Amma sappaadu thittam at the temples.”
Too much gloom...I switched over to another channel.
A sprawling bungalow of a cinema actress.. She was taking the tv reporter round her devastated garden. See I love these plants more than my husband (fourth ). I got all of them from various parts of the universe at astronomical cost !!flowers of all hues and colour.!!The camera lens took us round the garden where most plants were uprooted or damaged.She wept near a plant with a small dying bud.The camera showed her face , tears rolling down her glycerined eyes, on her fluffy cheeks , the flow moving down her neck, and still down below, wetting her scanty dress jointly with the rain drizzling from above..” I have fired my gardener” .Now she is completely drenched . as she was not wearing a swimming suit as in a movie shooting, Her dress clung to her body,the camera lens following her swaying walk into the drawing room. As her dog groaned lugubriously she immediately fell to the ground and embraced the lucky quadruped.. She caressed the pet drawing it close to her chest.the camera lens took the view from various angles. She looked up at the camera and sobbed inconsolably. The tears which inundated from her eyes bathed the dog in warmth and flooded the drawing room.The expert high definition camera lens did not fail to catch all the salient angles which will be telecast repeatedly 100 times a day for the next 15 days.what more proof is needed to describe graphically the plight of the people!.Anger flashed for a second in her eyes when she said that she is going to divorce her ( placeholder ) husband --- V K is the usage appropriate ?.... for having failed to stock adequate quantities of tomatoes to make soup for this வாயில்லா பிராணி !!
Emotionally upset ,I switched the tv off
let me go to the print media, I opened a tamil newspaper and read the headlines.

மழை நிற்கும்வரை இடை விடாத சங்கீதம்.-- -தொடர் போராட்டம் .
-இடம்: சென்னை வானிலை நிலையம் .(meteorological station) which I read wrongly as சென்னை வானொலி நிலையம்.
-தொடக்க நிகழ்ச்சியே ஒரு கின்ன்ஸ் சாதனை.
-தலைக்கு மேல் ஒரு தக்காளியை வைத்து கொண்டு அது கீழே விழாமல் முக்கால் மணி நேரம் பாடி அசத்தினார் வித்வான் !
-இசை நிருபர் கேள்வி:-டி.எம் .கிருஷ்ணா, சஞ்சய் சுப்ரமணியன் போன்ற பெரிய பெரிய வித்வான்கள் கூட செய்ய அஞ்சும் இந்த சாதனையை நீங்கள் எப்படி செய்தீர்கள் ?
-எல்லாம் எ ன் குருநாதர் அருள்..
-யார் உங்கள் குருநாதர் ?
-கரகாட்ட கலைமாமணி முக்கால் மணி.
-அது என்ன முக்கால் மணி?
- இரண்டு நிஜக்கால் -ஒன்று பொய்க்கால் அது மரக்கால் - மணி என்பது அவர் பெயர். கவனித்தீர்களா ஏன் கச்சேரியும் முக்கால் மணி நேரம் தான்.
நீங்கள் பாடிய பாட்டு என்ன ?
ஆடாது அசங்காது வா ..--வேங்கடகவி.

பத்திரிக்கையில் வானிலை எச்சரிக்கை : கடலில் மையம் கொண்டிருந்த காற்று அழுத்த தாழ்வு மண்டலம் ஒருக்கால் தீவிரமடைந்து நகரக்கூடும்.. அவ்வாறு தெற்கே நகர்ந்தால் இலங்கையிலும்,வடக்கே நகர்ந்தால் ஆந்திரா கடலோர பகுதிகளிலும் மேற்கே நகர்ந்தால் தமிழ் நாட்டிலும் காற்றோடு கூடிய மழையோ அல்லது மழையோடு கூடிய காற்றோ சில இடங்களில் அதிகமாகவும் சில இடங்களில் பரவலாகவும் ஒருக்கால் பெய்தாலும் பெய்ய கூடிய வாய்ப்பு உள்ளது என்பதை மறுப்பதற்கில்லை.


எச்சரிக்கை 2-----அப்படி மழை தொடர்ந்தால் இந்த கட்டுரையும் தொடரக்கூடிய வாய்ப்பு இருக்கிறது -உஷார் !
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#195 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by arasi » 23 Nov 2015, 09:29

Please hold!
Place held :)

Kokilam had no idea his 'place holder' was going to hop skip and jump to other threads!
I said, please hold. au contraire, rain or not, let your humorous tales of irony keep coming :)
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#196 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by Ponbhairavi » 24 Nov 2015, 16:35

Let me see the next tv channel:It is famous for its astute political analysis where four or five people, shout at the same time at the top of their voice and no one could hear what the other is saying.my mother said that she is very sure that one of the ஆவேசம் வந்த participant is telling nothing but ஆறுமுகனுக்கு அரோஹரா ஆரோஹரா ஆறுமுகா
A young leader vehemently said: I hold BJP responsible for this deluge in T N. I accuse them for having made the clouds empty all their annual content at one stroke in TN.This is a political blackmail plotted by RSS and Shiv Sena. andd the saffron brigade Saamiyaars
-the anchor:Is not rain a natural phenomenon which is beyond anybody’s control including violinists.
-No I will prove my point. Pl answer my question:was there flood in TN last month before the bihar election result
-No
-See the trick. What more proof do you want?
Most of the BJP leaders wear sweaters in winter and eat butter. This is a sweater butter Raj…
I changed the channel
This is a tamil channel.- a real media.The camera showed the extent of floods, bridges submerged,autos stranded, huts floating buffaloes swimming. It was really pathetic. Some of the shots looked exactly the same as what I saw during the kedarnath floods a couple of years ago.--may be they are the same,--after all water has no colour or date like terror no religion.
Next the camera brought into focus a dothy clad MLA wading through knee deep water.
followed by scores of his partymen and an auto with a placard “ வெள்ள நிவாரண பணி”
​ -”packets containing everything needed for a full family gifted to each and everyone.”
He gave a packet ,hugged the octogenerian பாட்டி ,begged the young boys with folded hands,, gave a sympathetic smile to the girls and a paternal pat to the kids , gentle caress to the cows,
All these actions were brightly seen in HD clarity with the gushing water background.. At last here is a real people’s representative. who is spending his constituency improvement fund for a fitting cause. At one stage the inquisitive camera lens lagged behind near a young boy impatiently opening the gift bag. expecting at least a mini bottle of drinking water.. The camera showed the contents in unbiased neutrality.
: a packet of unpopped pop corn, which can be popped in a minute in any microwave oven a plastic குங்கும சிமிழ் , a மத்தாப்பு பெட்டி a free pass for the AN cinema ( as the schools and colleges are closed ) and also a calendar for 2016.!! ( everything needed for a full family slogan is indeed how true.)

enough TV.I opened an english newspaper.
Beauty parlour owners are in utter despair.!!. எங்கள் வாழ்வு ஆதாரமே போய்விட்டதே
how to survive without tomatoes ?they are the prime material needed for our business.. A young lady clarified:We extract juice from tomatoes and treating it with some Amazone herbals we make a lotion which we rub on the cheeks of young girls for 2 to 3 hours until we get the purple shine…
I opened a tamil newspaper.
அறிவு ஜீவிகள் ,கவிஞர்கள் , பிற்போக்கு சிந்தனையாளர்கள் பேரவை கூட்டம்.
-பிற்போக்கு சிந்தனையா ?
-ஆமாம் , நாங்கள் நாட்டை பழைய நிலைக்கு கொண்டு வர விழைகிறோம்.
-அதாவது காந்தி ,நேரு காலத்து இந்தியாவா?
-அதற்கும் முந்திய நிலை
-பிரிட்டிஷ் அரசு காலத்து இந்தியாவா ?
-இல்லை அதற்கும் முந்தி இருந்த நிலை
-மொகலாயர் காலமா?
-அதற்கும் முந்திய காலம்
ஒ சங்க காலத்தை சொல்கிறீர்களா?
-ஆமாம் அதே தான். தமிழன் தலை நிமிர்ந்து இருந்த காலம்.
இன்றைய கூட்டத்தின் நோக்கம் என்ன.
தக்காளி கூட தர முடியாத அரசு தேவையா இல்லையா ? என்பதை பற்றி பட்டி மன்றம் போட்டு விவாதித்து செயல் ஆக்குவது
என்ன தீர்மானம் .?
எங்கள் முழக்கம் மூன்று :
1-தக்கார்க்கு தக்காளி தாராமல் எக்களித்தால்
வாக்களித்த மக்கள் ஓக்காளிப்பர்
2-தக்காளி இன்றி தத்தளிப்போர் எஞ்ஞான்றும்
பப்பாளி கொள்வாரோ பகர் .
3-தனி ஒருவனுக்கு தக்காளி இல்லை எனில்
இத் தரணியை தகர்த்திடுவோம்
-மூன்றாவது கொஞ்சம் தீவிர வாதம் போல் தோன்றுகிறதே ?
-இல்லவே இல்லை. நாங்கள் வன்முறையால் என்று சொல்லவில்லையே. வெறும் கவிதைகள் எழுதியே அதை நிகழ்திக்காட்டுவோம்.
- சரி உங்கள் அடுத்த செயல் திட்டம் ?

!-இக்கவிதைகளை பல லட்சம் பிரதிகள் அச்சடித்து வெள்ளத்தில் பாதிக்க பட்ட ஒவ்வொரு வீட்டிற்கும் சென்று எங்கள் தொண்டர்கள் விநியோகிப்பார்கள்..
2-நாங்கள் ஊர்வலமாக சென்று எங்களுக்கு கொடுத்த விருது களையும் கல்வி பட்டங்களையும் கடலில் கொண்டு கரைத்து விடப்போகிறோம் .மழை நீரெல்லாம் அங்கு வந்து தான் சங்கமம் ஆவதால் மழை உடனே நின்றுவிடும்.


படித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கும் போதே கண் அயர்ந்து விட்டேனோ ?புழுக்கம், பதறி எழுந்தேன் .மின் விசிறி இல்லை , மின்சாரம் இல்லை...சம்சாரம் மாதாடி கொண்டிருந்தாள் micro wave oven னை விட்டு காஸ் தீரப்போகும் அடுப்பை .முற்றும் நனைந்த நெருப்பு குச்சியால் பற்றவைக்க.
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#197 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by arasi » 24 Nov 2015, 23:32

Canadian geese, canadian geese!
From our climes fly to tamizh nADu!
Where our kinsmen are stranded--
With neither fuel nor a fair life--

For ever thirsting for water,
This extra bounty from heaven fazes--
TeppOtsavam at the temple, fine--
At their very doors? When will it stop?

Tell them, canadian geese, please!
We are with them in heart and spirit
with snow shovels in our hands, yes!
Don't play amritha varshini even here!

*Based on satti muttip pulavar's nArAi, nArAi sengAl nArAi
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#198 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by Ponbhairavi » 25 Nov 2015, 11:55

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#199 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by Ponbhairavi » 27 Jul 2016, 16:47

Sangeetha dollarnidhi.

Sangeetha dollarnidhi is a prestigious award given by the L.A (Los Angeles)
Music "Pucca"demy of. U.S.A to deserving carnatic musician. Like Nobel Prize the sangeetha dollarnidhi is a coveted dream of all carnatic musicians. Though it is unquestionable and unparalleled, every year when the award is announced it is questioned and subjected to vehement dispute -like nobel prize again .
Personally I am greatly disappointed when I read the announcement of this year's award .pinnacle of injustice! Nobody can be more deserving than me . This years' awardee- I consider it below my dignity to even utter his name- is a chota as compared to me , a giant.He cannot even put the thalam properly when I sing ( even under the duress of pal vali -I mean tooth ache due to constant usage of betel and tobacco, my only weakness- )a complicated pallavi Chakra viyugam from which no violinist or mridangist can extricate himself. In those days i learnt music through skype from vidwans in tamil nadu! Now i have hundreds of stodents in chennai who learn music from me through face time.
Let me tell you that I was born on the banks of Mississippi , the cradle of culture which has produced illustrious musicians artists etc. Name any american city worth the name, New Jersey, chicago, San jose, Houston ,Cleveland etc...my concerts there have thrilled and benumbed thousands of rasikas, including any or all sangeetha vidwans from the land of the double Trinities - visiting USA. Needless to say that I am a regular visitor to the Madras music season.I never miss the Tiruvarur trimurthi festival nor the Tiruvaiyaru -(that cleveland of south India )-araadhana .where they invite me by paying me business class airfare. Some jealous colleagues even call me migratory musician , as like some of those alien avians of vedanthangal , I quit
US in the snowy season to spend several months floating in the warmth of south indian music lakes.
All the same my deeper roots are in India as my forefathers were born there in the Tanjore district in an orthodox brahmin family.but have migrated here , having been pushed out , fortunately for us ,by the agnostics of the self respecting dravidian movement. It is no fault of us as the kazhagam leaders who drove out brahmins have also unconsciouly without meaning it driven out the best of the scientific brains who have better respects here and are now visiting profs to various indian universities.
When the devotee kanikannan was sent out of kancheepuram the Perumal also rolled up his snake bed and followed him.To day we see that all gods are installed in temples here along with the migrants.religious scriptures and vedas are more respected here and flourish in this virgin soil. Who is to blame.?
Now even some sangeetha vidwans In India are alarmed that the standard of real carnatic music has gone down and hold the brahmin community responsible for this downfall. In a sense they are right as the brahmins who have migrated have taken with them this art form with religious respect. To resuscitate the leading vidwans of tamil njadu propose to adopt ( sweekaaram ) one boy and one girl from fisherman and other dalit community and are busy pumping into their vein intensively their musical skills.No doubt the result will be seen in a couple of decades . Once these neophytes attain a good level of proficiency there is every risk of their aspiring to the award of sangeedha dollar nidhi even marrying a brahmin american and aspire for a green card.

When I was pondering over these grave issues of future of carnatic music in tamil nadu and U S , I got a message that the government of India is going to award me the Bharat progressive thinkers Ratna award.
Naturally I was furious ......NO....NO.. , I shouted, I do not want any consolation prize ... Certainly. Not .. I would walk up to the president and return this award.In great anger I quicked at something near my leg reach...
" What nightmare were you reeling in with a news paper on hand, and shouting " cried my wife .
Oh. , all in a dream ,,!!


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#200 Re: Rajagopalan: Multifaceted personalities of the Rasikas forum

Post by arasi » 04 Aug 2016, 02:09

PB,
Reve reve reve, dream dream dream!
Save CM from running away from itself!

But wait!

Brave brave brave are the newbies--
Being drawn to it, they stick with it--
Coming even from across the globe for it
Making this fine art an eternal stream

The classicists, core musicians go on
As tradition itself has done from yore
Others expand the vista without straying
Making music vibrant and mighty healthy

With fine rasikAs, the never-die sort,
Sponsors ready to dish out for this art,
Say, do we need to worry? As for artistes--
Do other sensible things, without any fuss

Yet, do not leave your music behind...:)
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