Saturday, October 29, 2005

Is English A Funny Language Or ?

Fun With English!

Let's face it: English is a crazy language.

There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England or french fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play, and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

How can the weather be hot as helll one day and cold as hell another? When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out and an alarm clock goes off by going on. When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it?

Now I know why I flunked my English. It's not my fault -- the silly language doesn't quite know whether it's coming or going. info from niroo at koala land

Quotes Of Chanakya

'A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.'

'Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.'

'The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.'

'There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.'

'Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.'

'As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.'

'The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.'

'Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.'

'The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.'

'A man is great by deeds, not by birth.'

'Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.'

'Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them.! By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.'

'Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.'

'Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.'

Friday, October 28, 2005

తెలుగులో నా మొదటి బ్లాగు. చాలా అద్భుత మయిన రోజు.

తెలుగులో నా మొదటి బ్లాగు. చాలా అద్భుత మయిన రోజు. ఇలా చేయగలను అని అనుకోలేదు. అహా ఓహూ.... త్యాగ

Parody Paatalu Padyaalu

Ee parody's annee ekkado vinnaanu...naa sonta aalocanalu kaavu ivi

Potana Gaari - Palikedidi Bhaagavatamata - ki parody ..

kalipeDidi AvakaayaTa
kalipincheDu vaaDu baavagaaraTa
nae kalipina harahara yagunaTa
kalipeda veronDu vaaya kalupaganElA

Meaning And Explanation Of Deepavali - Scientific and Religious

Deepavali means "the array of lights." "Thamasomaa jyotirgamaya"
(Lead me from darkness to light) is an Upanishadic prayer: This
means that where there is darkness light is needed. What is this
darkness? Sorrow is one form of darkness. Peacelessness is another.
Loss is another. Disappointment is one form of darkness. Misery is
yet another. Lack of enthusiasm is another. All these are different
forms of darkness. To get rid of the darkness of sorrow, you have to
light the lamp of happiness. To dispel the darkness of disease, you
have to install the light of health. To get over the darkness of
losses and failures, you have to usher in the light of prosperity.

Looking at the Deepavali festival from the scientific point of view,
it should be noted that at one time in the distant past, our
ancestors lived in the Arctic region (the polar region). In this
region, darkness prevailed for six months. The sun appears on Mesha
Sankranthi day (the sun entering the Aries sign of the Zodiac). The
sun sets in this region on Tula Sankranthi day (when the sun enters
Libra). In the movement between these two signs, there is an
interval of six months. After the sun sets in Libra, the dark half-
year starts.

Today is Chathurdasi (the fourteenth day) in the month of Karthik.
It is Amavasya (New Moon day). The month is called Kaumudi. The
people in the polar region used to start lighting their lamps from
this day. The lighting of the lamp is not without other
significance. As they would be in darkness for a long period, they
described the lamp that was lit as Nithyajyothi (the perennial

It was on Deepavali day that Sri Rama's coronation took place after
his victorious return to Ayodhya from Lanka vanquishing Ravana and
his Rakshasa brood. For a long period Ayodhya had been plunged in
darkness when Rama was in exile in the forest. In the absence of the
effulgent Rama, Ayodhya was a city of darkness. The forests were
filled with light. The return of Rama was hailed by the people of
Ayodhya as the return of divine effulgence and hence they celebrated
the event by the lighting of lamps everywhere.

Nor is that all. Today's festival is marked by other significant
features. This is the day on which the Lord in His Vamana
incarnation sent the Emperor Bali to the Nether World after He got
the promise of three feet of ground (measured by the Lord's foot)
from Bali. Vamana (as the incarnation of Vishnu) used the gift of
three feet of land to put down the Ahamkara (egoism) of Bali.

Deepavali is a festival which is designed to celebrate the
suppression of the Ego by the Higher Self. Man is plunged in the
darkness of ignorance and has lost the power of discrimination
between the permanent and the evanescent. When the darkness of
ignorance caused by Ahamkara (the ego-feeling) is dispelled by the
light of Divine knowledge, the effulgence of the Divine is
experienced. Deepavali is also the day on which Emperor Vikrama
ditya ascended the throne.

If the darkness of ignorance is to be dispelled, man needs a
container, oil, wick and a matchbox corresponding to what an
external lamp needs. For man, the heart is the container. The mind
is the wick. Love is the oil and vairagya (sacrifice) is the
matchbox. When you have these four, Atma-jyothi (the Divine flame of
the Spirit) shines effulgently. When the light of the Spirit is
aflame, the Light of Knowledge appears and dispels the darkness of

The flame of a lamp has two qualities. One is to banish darkness.
The other is a continuous upward movement. Even when a lamp is kept
in a pit, the flame moves upwards. The sages have therefore adored
the lamp of wisdom as the flame that leads men to higher states.
Hence, the effulgence of light should not be treated as a trivial
phenomenon. Along with lighting the external lamps, men should
strive to light the lamps within them. The human estate should be
governed by sacred qualities. This calls for the triple purity of
body, mind and speech--Trikarana Suddhi (purity of the three

The inner significance of Deepavali is to lead man from darkness to
light. Man is perpetually plunged in darkness. Every time he is
enveloped in darkness, he should light a lamp that is ever shining
within him. Carry that lamp wherever you go. It will light your path
wherever you may be.

Kalabhairava Stotra In English

Kalabhairava Stotra
Kalabhairava is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is also the presiding deity of the planet Rahu. Hence for Rahu related troubles reciting the kalabhairava ashtakam is a very good remedy.

Devaraajasevyamaanapaavanaanghripankajam Vyaalayagyasuutramindushekharam Krupaakaram Naaradaadiyogivrundavanditam Digambaram Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 1

Bhaanukotibhaasvaram Bhavaabdhitaarakam Param Niilakanthamiipsitaarthadaayakam TrilochanamKaalakaalamambujaakshamakshashuulamaksharam Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 2

Shuulatankapaashadandapaanimaadikaaranam Shyaamakaayamaadidevamaksharam Niraamayam Bhiimavikramam Prabhum Vichitrataandavapriyam Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 3

Bhuktimuktidaayakam Prashastachaaruvigraham Bhaktavatsalam Sthitam Samastalokavigraham Vinikvananmanogyahemakinkiniilasatkatim Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 4

Dharmasetupaalakam Svadharmamaarganaashanam Karmapaashamochakam Susharmadhaayakam VibhumSvarnavarnasheshhapaashashobhitaangamandalam Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 5

Ratnapaadukaaprabhaabhiraamapaadayugmakam Nityamadvitiiyamishhtadaivatam Nira.Njanam. Mrutyudarpanaashanam
KaraaladamshhtramokshanamKaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 6

Attahaasabhinnapadmajaandakoshasamtatim Drushhtipaattanashhtapaapajaalamugrashaasanam Ashhtasiddhidaayakam Kapaalamaalikaadharam Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 7

Bhuutasa.Nghanaayakam Vishaalakiirtidaayakam Kaashivaasalokapunyapaapashodhakam Vibhum Niitimaargakovidam Puraatanam Jagatpatim Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje .. 8


Kaalabhairavaashhtakam Pathanti Ye Manoharam Gyaanamuktisaadhanam Vichitrapunyavardhanam ShokamohadainyalobhakopataapanaashanamPrayaanti Kaalabhairavaamghrisannidhim Naraa Dhruvam


Siva Tandava Stotram in English

Jatatavigalajjala pravahapavitasthale Galeavalambya lambitam bhujangatungamalikam Damad damad damaddama ninadavadamarvayam Chakara chandtandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam .. 1

Jatakatahasambhrama bhramanilimpanirjhari Vilolavichivalara ivirajamanamurdhani Dhagadhagadhagajjva lalalatapattapavake Kishorachandrashekhare ratih pratikshanam mama .. 2

Dharadharendrana ndinivilasabandhubandhura Sphuradigantasantati pramodamanamanase Krupakatakshadhorani nirudhadurdharapadi Kvachidigambare manovinodametuvastuni .. 3

Jatabhujangapingala sphuratphanamaniprabha Kadambakunkumadrava praliptadigvadhumukhe Madandhasindhurasphura tvagutariyamedure Mano vinodamadbhutam bibhartu bhutabhartari .. 4

Sahasralochanaprabhritya sheshalekhashekhara Prasunadhulidhorani vidhusaranghripithabhuh Bhujangarajamalaya nibaddhajatajutaka Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakorabandhushekharah .. 5

Lalatachatvarajvala dhanajnjayasphulingabha Nipitapajnchasayakam namannilimpanayakam Sudhamayukhalekhaya virajamanashekharam Mahakapalisampade shirojatalamastunah .. 6

Karalabhalapattika dhagaddhagaddhagajjvala Ddhanajnjaya hutikruta prachandapajnchasayake Dharadharendranandini kuchagrachitrapatraka Prakalpanaikashilpini trilochane ratirmama .. 7

Navinameghamandali niruddhadurdharasphurat Kuhunishithinitamah prabandhabaddhakandharah Nilimpanirjharidharastanotu kruttisindhurah Kalanidhanabandhurah shriyam jagaddhurandharah .. 8

Praphullanilapan kajaprapajnchakalimaprabha Valambikanthakandali ruchiprabaddhakandharam Smarachchidam purachchhidam bhavachchidam makhachchidam Gajachchidandhakachidam tamamtakachchidam bhaje .. 9

Akharvagarvasarvamangala kalakadambamajnjari Rasapravahamadhuri vijrumbhanamadhuvratam Smarantakam purantakam bhavantakam makhantakam Gajantakandhakantakam tamantakantakam bhaje .. 10

Jayatvadabhravibhrama bhramadbhujangamashvasa Dvinirgamatkramasphurat karalabhalahavyavat Dhimid dhimid dhimidhvanan mrudangatungamangala Dhvanikramapravartita prachandatandavah shivah .. 11

Drushadvichitratalpayor bhujangamauktikasrajor Garishtharatnaloshthayoh suhrudvipakshapakshayoh Trushnaravindachakshushoh prajamahimahendrayoh Samapravrutikahsamam pravartayanmanahkada sadashivam bhaje .. 12

Kada nilimpanirjharinikujnjakotare vasanh Vimuktadurmatih sada shirah sthamajnjalim vahanh Vimuktalolalochano lalamabhalalagnakah Shiveti mantramuchcharan sada sukhi bhavamyaham .. 13

Idam hi nityamevamuktamuttamottamam stavam Pathansmaranbruvannaro vishuddhimetisantatam Hare gurau subhaktimashu yati nanyatha gatim Vimohanam hi dehinam sushankarasya chintanam .. 14


Pujavasanasamaye dashavaktragitam Yah shambhupujanaparam pathati pradoshhe Tasya sthiram rathagajendraturangayuktam Lakshmim sadaiva sumukhim pradadati shambhuh .. 15

Halloween Info

This is a good site to look at if you are a halloween freak.....

Quiz Question - Can any one answer this question ?

What is "Halloween" called in Andhra Pradesh where Kids are given the treats !!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Spam Attack On My New Blog

Can any one suggest a remedy for the comments spam pls ?

My Favorite Movies

Maya Bazaar
Seetaa Raama Kalyaanam
Bhoo Kailas
Pandu Ranga Mahatyam
Lava Kusa
Nartana Shaala
Gulebakavali Katha
Pandava Vanavasam
Paatala Bhairavi
Daana Veera Soora Karna

Good long history of andhra pradesh in English

FYI for Pregnant Moms

Check this site for FAQ's on AFP test . The doctors in US will make your life hell and keep you in dark, unless you specifically ask for it - if you are not aware of these facts , this site will help...

Pregnant Moms Please refer to these and you'll be free from depression.


My Favorite Sites - Page 4 , Page 6 and Page 10 are awesome . Sahityam, Sangeetam, Stotra at its best - Good site , eventhough it has been cut down from the previous content rich site - Very good info site for bloggers - as you know, everyones favorite news paper - like the pichaapaati - good humorous site - very good food site - very good collection of blogs worldwide - initiation for my blogging in telugu

My First Post

Here it is, my first blog...happy to see this happening. Wish I will continue to keep this blog alive.