కన్నులు నీవే కావాలి

Few beautiful songs from Sumangali – My two iconic favorite actors – Savithri and ANR.

Sobhan Babu has played a small role in this film. He is one of the students following the main cast. I wish I would get a good video of the first song.

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అందమే ఆనందం ఆనందమే జీవిత మకరందం

I have been listening to the song for so many years but never had seen this video nor I know the name of the movie. Accidentally I found it in the youtube. ANR, Savithri, SVR are very young. They are so fresh so does the song.

Movie’s title is ‘Brathukuteruvu’ and of course sung by none other than the great legend Ghantasala  garu and lyrics by Samudrala.

చిటపట చినుకులు పడుతువుంటే చెలికాడే సరసనఉంటే

One of my all time favorite songs. I remember growing up as a big fan of ANR garu. And of course, I was not very much impressed with Nagarjuna in his earlier days. He has started his career after I moved to US and I watched few of his movies on video cassettes. And I even remember when one of my very close friend told me that her neighbor in India was a big fan of Nagarjuna. And I said ‘ahh’ and passed a surprised look, But I did not have a clue that day that I would become a staunch fan of Nagarjuna. I admire his personality, his screen presence, everything I know about him. Now I started liking Chaitanya from the beginning of his career. He is very focussed, hard-working and I am sure he would see heights in his career. I would never thought or imagine that I would turn out be a loyal fan of three generation heroes from the same family. I know I am a very loyal person, kaani intha loyal ani nakae teliyadu sumi !

Enjoy the song –

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – 16 October 2011 at Central Park, New York City

For the past few years, I have been actively participating in the fundraising walks. Actively because besides participating in 3 to 6 mile walks, I have been raising some funds too. Not big amounts, but whatever I can. I have been seriously considering some other options to fundraise rather than asking the same group of people over and over. Having a Food stall at Dag Hammarskjold Park or at the United Nations staff recreation area or somewhere is one option. I would like to see something to materialize by the end of this year. May be I can set it as a Goal.

Unlike on the days of my other walks, I have started at 9 a.m. and I walked to 72nd Street and 5th Ave (2.2.miles). I was so happy I did not have to take a cab this time. I hate myself taking cab especially when I am participating in a walk. By the time I reached Bandshell area, it was 9:40. I could not find the United Nations Team. And it was jam-packed. So I tried to go with the flow. For the first 15 to 20 minutes, the walk was so crowded and then it turned out to be nice. I have walked in the Central Park (fundraising walks), but I never explored the North East side of the Park. I really enjoyed yesterday’s route. We walked all the way on the East side almost up to 110th St. (adjacent to 5th Ave) and then walked towards West and came out of the Park around 100th St and walked on the footpath up to 72nd St. and entered the Park and came back to Bandshell to finish off the walk (5 mile walk). I really enjoyed the new route and spotted a place where I guess Ye Maya Chesave climax scene has been shot, so excited to see that spot, and enjoyed my music, especially the song from ‘Mr. Perfect’ – Rao gari abbayi,

Be What You Wanna Be
Do What You Wanna Do
Say What You Wanna Say
Ledante Life Anta Narakam

EvaRo Cheppindi Cheistunde Lifelo Edundi Kicku
Eppudu Nuvve Serdukupote Nikinka Evadu Dikku

If you want to check my complete album, here is the link https://picasaweb.google.com/110874247285414140189/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer2011#

 

Steve Jobs – you will be missed

Today, I have participated in the 5 mile walk supporting the cause Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Central Park, New York. I passed by Apple Store on 5th Ave between 58th and 59th streets. The sidewalk in front of the Apple store was strewn with flowers,candles, electronic gadgets, notes, and APPLES in Green, Red, Yellow. Grateful fans flocked to Apple stores across the United States to thank co-founder Steve Jobs to thank him for inventing the gadgets that revolutionized their lives. For a moment it didn’t strike my dumb brain why fruits were placed there. Then I realized that they are APPLES not fruits.

Thanks Steve Jobs and it is a privilege to use Apple products.

And I like someone’s note which reads – We’ll miss you, Steve. Please help God to debug the software for the human race !

Someone has left a page from Quran – that makes me think for a while – Religion is not a barrier to use the technology, religion is not a barrier to express emotions, then why is religion becoming a hindrance for human development and an impediment to live our lives in peace and harmony.

May be Steve Jobs would help God to design APPLE products to bring a revolution for the World Peace ! iPeace

 

First Day of School

This poem is written by a 5-year or 6-year-old kid (a few years ago) who was going to United Nations International School. 

This boy is a classmate to Akhil, one of my very close family members.

This is about a child going to school for the first time and all the thoughts and fears he/she goes through. There are so many mind-boggling what ifs that convince us how genuine those concerns are.

This pushed me into my flashback to see whether I had similar or at least few of those concerns on the day one when I started my school. I do not remember anything, even if I had I am very positive I wouldn’t have had penned them so effectively. He is very clear in his thoughts and in his expressions. Just reading this poem is an awesome experience.

Enjoy!