Wikinut Comments 1-55.


Dear reader,


Here you can read comments posted by P.S.Remesh Chandra on noted Wikinut pages by a few very good writers. By clicking the respective link, you can go direct to the original pages in Wikinut or to the writer. Hope they would be interesting to you, at least the original articles by these writers who are also friends of mine.


Happy journey,
Editor.


Functions of Tragedy. By Tempest. 28th Feb 2011.

PSRemeshChandra
12th Mar 2011 (#

Catharsis is the ultimate objective of Tragedy. Every act and attitude of each character in the drama causes turmoil, raises strong emotional currents in the spectators' minds and lead the whole theatre, audience, human souls and all to the final waterfall that is the culmination of the tragedy. Whatever emotions struck in one's mind for years unexpressed are dragged along with this torrent downwards to the final fall and discharge. The emotions discharged thus, the spectators' minds are cleansed and purified, to remain so for many coming years. What medicines often fail to do, Tragedy does. Pacification of human mind is not done by any other form of art as effectively as Tragedy does. So artistically, philosophically and medicinally Catharsis through Tragedy has great significance. But Plato's proclamation of it's banning in his model Republic also is relevant, for Tragedy leaves human beings inactive for long.    



Mens Rights. By Phil Planet.2nd Mar 2011  

PSRemeshChandra
12th Mar 2011

When we view the history of this world, we shall see the ancient human societies being led by mothers. Women ruled groups, clans and societies for long centuries. That is what we call Matriarchy. But those were the ages of hunting. Men were burdened with hunting and so, magnanimously, were relieved of the responsibilities of running the day-to-day activities of the family, clan and society. Then began the age of agriculture and leisure. Enough food was produced for more people with the work of fewer people. Consequently men became freed and began to rule the family. Thus, Patriarchy continued for several centuries. Now the cycle is reversing, which is only natural. It is nothing to wonder at. Matriarchy and Patriarchy are intermittent. We only need to observe History from sufficient distance to see these transitions through the ages clearly. 2

My Last Duchess. By Gerry Legister.

PSRemeshChandra
12th Mar 2011

This dramatic monologue written by Robert Browning was a sensation in its times, for it reflected perfectly well the common attitude of Dukedom in the Middle Ages. The Duke in the poem has invited people to discuss dowry for his next wife. When they arrive they are shown the picture of his last wife. Only the Duke speaks in the poem as if to himself, and he tells what happened to his last wife dramatically. That is why this poem is a Dramatic Monologue. In fact Browning was the poet who developed this fine art. A woman can never spare a laugh for this cruel man. So the pleasant laugh on her face in her picture was not due to the presence of her husband, but thanks to the attention of the artist. According to the Duke, she laughed a lot: so he got his retinue to kill her and got all her laughs stopped suddenly. She was the last in a long line of got ridden Duchesses, whose all pictures are hanging there on the wall. That was the hobby of this Middle-Age Psychopath. He is asking a very large dowry. One can guess the emotions passing through the minds of the new wife's relatives come to talk about dowry. They would have fled. 3


Mother Theresa’s poem. By Rathnashikamani. 

PSRemeshChandra
31st Mar 2011

It is indeed a pleasure and delight to see Rathnashikamani find out rare gems of poems so that people like me can slightly rearrange them to facilitate singing and enjoying privately.


All 'human beings
'Come from the hand of
'God and we all know

Some'thing of God's love
For us wha:t-
Ever our religion is.

We 'know that if we
'Really want to
'Love, we first must learn

T'for'give before anything else.


Mother Teresa: Her life as a poem: Life is a challenge. By Rathnashikamani.

PSRemeshChandra
31st Mar 2011 (#)

When mother opened a hospital first time in Calcutta, it happened to be very near to a Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Kaali. The orthodox Hindus were agitated and they attacked the nun who remained calm in the midst of this chaos. But they could not help admiring the boldness of the young lady. She treated one agitator in her hospital and cured him. It has been recorded what he later said: For Thirty five long years I have been worshipping my Goddess Kaali, but now Kaali is before me.

Rathnashikamani did a fine work of bringing out the zeal of this missionary. But the poem, which is an immortal piece, I feel, remains unfinished for singing as a beautiful ditty. So, with permission of the author, let me introduce how I sing it so that it would be useful to others too. It is my weakness to slightly edit unfinished things so that I can sing it in fluid diction for my private enjoyment. My sincere thanks to Rathnashikamani because this is the first time I see this song.


Un'reasonable,
I'llogical,
Self-'centred people are,
But love them anyway.

They may 'accuse you of
Selfish motives,
If you do any good,
But do good anyway.


Reply by Rathnashikamani. 
31st Mar 2011 (#)

I'm honored by your worthy comments RameshChandra.
Here is the full text of the immortal poem by Mother Teresa:


Anyway. 

"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable.
Be honest and transparent anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People who really want help may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt.
Give the world your best anyway."

Mother Teresa

Hope you can sing it well.
Also I call upon Songbird to share her ideas about its singing.


Hunger Knows No Shame. Poem By Natalie. 23rd Mar 2011 

PSRemeshChandra
2nd Apr 2011

This poem brings to mind three things- H.W.Longfellow's Slave's Dream, Oliver Goldsmith's Deserted Village and Kahlil Gibran's A Poet's Death Is His Life from his Tears And Laughter. A proud peasantry crushed down to shame and humiliation by poverty, never to raise its head again. In India, it is now that the country has really become a truly democratic socialist republic, because people from all states can be seen doing hazardous coolie labour in all other states in pitiful underpaid uncared for conditions. Poverty, hunger and destitution there is such great and widespread that those few who profited from this widely- distributed poverty are now unable to utilize properly the amassed wealth, so they purchase prestigious foreign establishments from those nations. Their government did one more thing for the impoverished; banned begging on the streets, for if they live they will revolt someday. The real innocent Indian citizen still grieves for those beggars to whom his generous hands gave money each day. Where have they all gone, to life or death- those Indian mothers, sisters, kids and old men with vacant eyes and pangs of shame, looking always to the ground.

Acharya Rajaneesh, or Osho, though condemned by all including this commentator, asked once a very relevant question in his book Beware Of Socialism: Socialism is a system for the equal distribution of wealth. In India there is no wealth but only poverty. So by socialism, are you going to distribute poverty equally among the masses?


The World is Coming to an End. Essay. By ----. 

PSRemeshChandra
2nd Apr 2011

Unprecedented turbulence is going on inside the crust of the earth is an accepted fact. Man's wicked contributions to bringing forth this state of affairs also are established. Not only the land but the water body covering almost three-fourths of the planet surface also is polluted with his products which are not essentials. Any day and any way we will all have to pay for our wickedness. Disasters are nature's corrections of disruptions in the total harmony, but the world will not end. Don't fear. If a mountain collapses, it will fill a down. If the sea seizes land, seas will become shallower because the total volume of water does not change. More islands will be formed. When the Nile floods, the banks become more fertile provided the inhabitants there escaped the floods to return and continue cultivation. The only thing that matters is whether mankind will survive the expected series of disasters. It is hoped that man's life will be disrupted, but will not vanish for ever. Hope is what sustained mankind in disasters from the times of the saturated meteor falls, through the ice age and up to now. So we will dream of quiet pleasant days in the middle of land slides, lava eruptions and hurricanes and hope.


The Last Nail On The Coffin Of The Mythical Democracy Of India.  By Gaspar. 

PSRemeshChandra
2nd Apr 2011

This article by gaspar conveys the notion that politics is the last and permanent post of scoundrels in India. What the article points out is true today. India has scored by becoming home to the greatest scandals and corruption in the world recently. Not one single person will say a corruptor ever fears the government because the Members of Parliament who constitute the Ministries dared stealing inconceivable amounts of public money and managed to successfully escape prosecution and punishment. In the parliament they sit in session and make laws prohibiting the killing of mad dogs, motorcyclists wearing helmets compulsory, smoking on streets an abominable crime, permitting unbelievable amounts of capitation fees to be paid to school owners by students from nursery schools to medical students permissible, cutting one's own trees illegal, and so on and so on. They do this because if they do not do this, they will be forced to enact bills to hang corrupt ministers, prevent politicians ever involved in a single criminal act contesting in parliament and assembly elections, instant confiscation of all properties and wealth illegally amassed by government-paid servants from the prime minister to the clerks a rule, privatization and selling of government enterprises an unbailable offence, and so on and so on. Newspapers are full of opinions condemning criminals entering parliament as members. How this happens? It happens because they run the nation with full governmental support. Otherwise this cannot happen. So this article which condensed things in India in a nut shell is the very opinion of all uninvolved resident Indians and non-resident Indians. An Indian cannot raise his head anywhere in this world for shame. It was when such a state existed previously that Jayaprakash Narayan's revolution materialized which culminated in the declaration of Emergency. It is the fools who think in comfort the present world revolution and dethroning against the corruption of mighty governments won't go to India.

My Experiments with Bus. By Shruthi. 

PSRemeshChandra
9th Apr 2011 (#)

Buses are the best means of travel in India. It is not because we needn't worry about what is happening on the road, but because we are then travelling with India. A bus load of passengers means a cross section of our society. We will wonder at how diverse the look of human faces and facial expressions are. Travelling in the midst of people makes us feel the sensation of being in a nation. During bus journeys, part of our soul communes with others of a receptive hallo, cementing the bonds of citizenship. Just as A.G.Gardiner story The Bus Conductor described anything can happen in a bus, good or bad. If someone does not like travelling with too many people, then board the third bus on the route.

The History Books In India For School Children Do Not Tell The Truth. By Madan.

20th Apr 2011.

Except what revealed through Archeology and what originally remains written during that time, whatever is written as history is fallacy because history is always written by the victor. Whatever records preserved by the defeated would invariably be destroyed. That is why a student of History has to be very clever in deducing what is true. No victor likes to be hunted for a past. Therefore the history books in India and elsewhere, especially school text books, are not considered authoritative though created by authorities. A clever history student always knows how to read between the lines and arrive at the truth. Each text book writer wishes to write something new. But history is nothing new but the past. Therefore the text book writer can create newness only by adopting a new outlook or a new interpretation which results in a fancy book, not in a history book. It happens all the time everywhere.

A  Wiki Nut Article. By Rathnasikamani. 

PSRemeshChandra 
28th Apr 2011  

It is a universal fact that those who care for money never become poets. Making money is an inner drive which has it's origins in the physical cares one person gives importance to. But creating poetry stems from the spiritual needs and cares of man. Because an excess of emotionality is needed to make one a good poet, muses and money both cannot be given equal importance by him. Emotionality and making money do not go well together. But it is not to say that poets live moneyless and in poverty. When, where and if poetry is in demand, a portion of the money involved will certainly go to the poet. But it is not their job and ambition to make money. It is well, good and useful to leave a poet idle with enough money.

Beauty in Your Eye. Poem By loverme.  

PSRemeshChandra 
30th Apr 2011 (#)

This song, it's in praise and appraisal of human eyes. It is believed that when man was created out of earth, god decided to give him something original from him. Those were his eyes and his breath. So it is with god's eyes that man sees the world. And eyes are the only part of the human body, exactly the pupils that remain in the original size although in diminishing brightness with age. It is years after, I read a poem on human eyes, after the following lines.

I looked and saw your eyes in the
Shadow of your hair,

As a traveller sees the stream in the
Shadow of the wood.


Life After Retirement. By Minakshi. 

PSRemeshChandra
8th Jun 2011 (#)

There are two types of employees, the working and the enjoying. Before retirement, the former type becomes old-looking. The latter type always remains young in mind and body. Therefore it is important to enjoy one's work to remain young enough to face the problems after retirement. The two or three count down years just before retirement, if wisely utilized, can serve as a stop-gap arrangement. Online engagement pointed out by Minakshi in the article is an excellent option which if attempted vigorously will even tempt a person to seek an earlier voluntary retirement. Person who while employed immerse himself or she in political and social activities are the blessed, for they even won't feel that they have retired. We all know that each day before going to work we take a bath. It has been said that after retirement if we do the same bath at that exact time as before, it will help make the rest of the day pleasant for us after retirement. But if we delay it since we have retired and since we have all the time before us, then it will be hell.

How to use songs to teach English.By GOHBOR 
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PSRemeshChandra
9th Jun 2011 (#)

Music is the best means of instruction. The best method to learn a language is to learn the poems in that language and the best method to learn a poem is to sing it. From very ancient times, languages were learnt by studying the classic poems in that language. For centuries it had been the accepted practice in Sanskrit, French, and English. Moreover poets are the persons who use the most refined language. Therefore songs and poems build language skills without applying any particular effects. The only problem with singing poems is that no standardization has been done in the singing of world famous English songs. Many teachers don't know how to sing them, so they just read it or recite it their own way and finally the student begins to hate English. Even no good recordings are available. If we search for recordings of famous English songs in the Internet, what come across our way is cheap boring dull recitations, the renders of which think that they are doing a very fine service. Actually they are killing what interest one has remaining in poetry. That is the case with all famous and official web sites! What the author pointed out in the article is therefore a bold experiment of teachers, unsupported and often ridiculed and loathed by authorities, faculties and specialists in the academic world. Even British Councils in the former colonies have withdrawn such services which once were extended to teachers there.


Can anyone hear my voice? By Minakshi.


PSRemeshChandra
9th Jun 2011 (#)

It seems it is the charge sheet of an escapist that is portrayed above in the article. In India, there was a time when teenagers who were peacefully studying in colleges left those institutions to join the anti-corruption struggle led by an old man of greater conscience, Jayaprakash Narayan. It was at the end of that politically historic, eventful and sincere struggle that National Emergency was declared in India and tens of thousands tortured and brutally beaten in Jails. As a proper response to this foolish response of authorities, the great ministry of the invincible Indira Gandhi was thrown out of power by the illiterates in North India. No man in this world forgets his enthusiasm in his teens in social and political matters, but age seasons and tempers him enough to wait for more favourable times. If we have a bird's eye view, we can see that a world revolution is going on against corruption and despotic rule. That is the fine result of waiting, whoever may have initiated this rapidly spreading move. Old people, who were once young as mentioned in the article, are indeed leading youngsters once again in far distant countries. It is only fools who think that this present storm won't come to their countries. Even if retarded and subdued for a time, it will return and will not go out. It is the skill and vision and the benefit of becoming aged after a brief spell of volatile young ages.


Saving Pocket Money. By Minakshi.

PSRemeshChandra
9th Jun 2011 (#)

No mention unfortunately is made in the article of engaging in decent part-time jobs and paying back what is given us by our dad and mom. I don't see any sufficient reason to make a comment here but I am the rock against which you may rub and sharpen your razor; anyway it is my function as a literary critic. A good article with a good message.

Minakshi.
10th Jun 2011 (#

PSRemeshChandra.....I am glad to know that you are an editor and author as mentioned in your profile. If you consider it as answerable, I would like to know your age. I am a teenager and have high dreams. I would like to know how many years it took you to be where you are today. 

PSRemeshChandra
10th Jun 2011 (#

52 running. I wrote almost all my books before I was 24. Now I am enjoying a very leisurely life, publishing one by one. You are invited to visit my humble blog venue at http://sahyadribooks-remesh.blogspot.com, or just type my user name. Almost all links will appear. I am a critic in my blood and not basically a writer. Thank you for the query. 

Minakshi.
10th Jun 2011 (#

Thanks a lot.....good to know that you wrote them before 24. This is an encouraging factor. I have written numerous poems but always wondered if they are good enough to be published. That is why I am still working on to create that masterpiece. Wish me luck. I am just 19 by the way. :) 

PSRemeshChandra
10th Jun 2011 (#

Wish you Minakshy all the best. As regard to poetry, 18-24 was my most productive years because those were my years of delinquence, ardence and nascence. Not that I don't retain them, but though leading a single chaste life, the turbulent years in politics stole them a little. When I cannot find something handy for me to sing, I make one exclusively for me to sing. I wrote most of my poems at a time when I had practically no experience to write such things. Therefore I waited another 25 years for my experiences to come. During all these years I never went to a newspaper to publish my poems or to a publishing house to print my books. It is my rule to keep what we have written for 25 years. Because I still find it relevant and enjoyable, I dare publish them for the public. Once an officer of mine in the civil service gave me an advice: 'Mr.RemeshChandran, don't read too many English books; they will kill your originality and spontaneity.' That was a very good advice which unfortunately I could not keep. When I come across an interesting book I cannot restrain from reading it. So read, enjoy, be inspired, speak and write nothing, that is what I had been doing. As a young, talented writer it is up to you to choose. Because I expressed here my personal view point, don't be persuaded. Keep writing and publishing also. Wikinut is a very good place to do it. And there are fine poets here like Rathnashikamani, Rama Devi Nina and many others whom I very much appreciate. But don't seek fame, fortune and favours: They are what make poetry inferior. Please try perfection in form and sing them yourself. If you cannot sing them lovingly, throw it away. And also please punctuate and capitalize properly because they have to stand the test of time. Wish Minakshy all the finery and thrill of an exceptional poetic career. 

Minakshi.
10th Jun 2011 (#

Thank you so much. I don't seek fame. I write because I can't stop myself when i want to write. I just want to publish a book to gift it to my parents which would make them feel an achievement. 


At The Top Of The Mountain.Poem. By Steve Kinsman
 
PSRemeshChandra
10th Jun 2011 (#)

Mountains are the majesty of this world. As Steve Kinsman points out, they lift our souls loftier and make us nearer to heaven. The purity of a mountain side and the mountain top is something not able to be expressed in words but something to be really experienced. But this poem faithfully conveyed the sensation of standing atop the mountain, breathing that rarified air and looking down on nature's various beautiful breathtaking creation. I cannot wait; today itself I am going to my mountain again.


Yes Dear Kinsman,

It is a fine article of his and his arguments also are still very much relevant. He was a hero of democratic thoughts, liberty and freedom of thought. I was very late to come across this author and you were indeed very lucky to have inspired by him from your very early years. I read your poem On The Mountain Side and ran then and there to my mountain again because I was so fascinated by the mountain top atmosphere you created and reminded in the poem.


The Patriot by Robert Browning. By ----. 

PSRemeshChandra
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Browning painted such an excellent and majestic scene with words that it was very easy for me to remember it and redraw. Moreover I did an experiment with this poem. When I functioned also as a journeyman lecturer, I taught this poem while reading it for the first time. My first thrill of reading, actually singing it for the first time could therefore be transferred somewhat to the students. They said it was a pleasant new experience for them, but they never knew I was reading the poem for the first time. Therefore I still remember vividly my analysis of the poem then. Another time I did the same thing with a famous short story, Anton Chekhov’s 'The Bet'. Me and the whole band of learners were carried away and could not speak or look at others for several minutes. It is not the skill of the reteller but the excellent editorial powers hidden in the writer that make readers spellbound.


What Inner Qualities Elevate Us Above The Animals? By Tranquilpen. 

PSRemeshChandra
17th Jun 2011 (#)

I enjoyed this article with my soul. That man has a higher intelligence is an accepted fact as is evident from the art, music, poetry and painting undertaken by him. But humans are not a higher creation, considering the bestial qualities such as lust, hatred and jealousy inherent in him. As 'Tranquil Pen' hinted, they are simply highly evolved animals. Moreover, there are many more animals exactly like him physiologically and emotionally, sad happy angry thoughtful wise. In the course of evolution man suddenly stood up with an erect back bone and became 'homo erectus' which made all the difference. Unlike almost all the other creatures, his backbone began to remain vertical to the imaginary magnetic axis of the earth, liberating all excess energy from the magnetic downward pull of gravity and releasing this huge amount of energy to the brain for its development. This is the reason for the development of the human brain and hence its higher intelligence. In other animals, because their backbone remain horizontal to the magnetic axis, all excess energy is arrested and pulled down towards the centre of the earth by gravity, how much more energy they produce. We all know that a sitting sleeper is more conscious than a lying sleeper.


Sathya Sai Baba Miracle worker or Fraud? By Tranquilpen. 

PSRemeshChandra
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Howard Murphet's book was what first introduced me to the life, message and works of Sathya Sai Baba. I am not a devotee of his. I love him. I respect him as the founding brain behind the largest and the greatest free hospital in Asia. At least that is an uncommon achievement. Doing to people what they most desire for is rightly termed 'benevolence' and benediction. Understanding persons do not use the word 'miracle' in their place. Since logical analysis evolved millenniums ago, philosophers walking before science leading it, have been explaining the dominance of mind over matter and illustrating mind's domination through manifestations. Science can analyze matter to particles and see the rapid motion of particles in their orbits. But what is beyond this supercharged motion escapes them because it is not something to be seen. It is to be heard, which is sound. Every philosopher even with a puny little knowledge knows that if nature, human body and mind could be brought to this common medium of sound, senses such as sight, listening, smell, touch and feel and many more can be gained or released. Just as a blind will deny the existence of sight, those with just five senses allowed to their limited conscience and development will laugh at the mention of a sixth or a seventh. 

Spring Time By O.Henry. Story Reintroduced.

Tranquilpen. 
19th Jun 2011 (#)

Wow! Remesh, what a heart warming story you wrote. You so very aptly describe the wonders of living on a remote farm. The part about the teardrop re-uniting them is so touching. And those type writers are what originally stirred up the writer in me.Thank you, so much,May I link your articles to my blogsite? Regards,Andre'

PSRemeshChandra
19th Jun 2011 (#)

Dear Tranquilpen,

It was indeed the typewriter connection that touched me also. It is sad that typewriters are saying farewell to this world and the last typewriter factory of Godrej India has been closed. They needed no power and electricity and provided decent silent employment to millions across the globe. And I fear, they will have to be dusted and taken out soon like the bicycles, if energy crisis prolongs. It is never that someone wrote 'An Ode To Typewriters'. I hope you would be the right person to do it. At least please write and publish an article. I very much love O.Henry stories for they are exquisitely balanced and have a perfect landing which is very rare in the field of literature now. I was only retelling his story, as if how he would be retelling it in the modern times. The world is lucky that he wrote so many of such stories for the enjoyment of generations. It is an honour and privilege for my humble articles to be got linked to your Blog Site, especially to that of one skilled and versatile like you. I like and appreciate your articles very much. I would like to visit your Site. Please convey a Link. Warm Regards.


Effects Of Over Exposure To Sunlight. By deeps

PSRemeshChandra
24th Jun 2011 (#)

It is a very good article bringing out in a nut shell the physical and chemical effects of over exposure of human body to the Sun light. The author seems to have chosen not to highlight the social aspects of overexposure to Sun light. Large populations in India, Africa and other tropical countries subject themselves to harsh Sun light from 8 in the morning to almost dark on all days in the year. They simply can not help it because they win their daily bread by working in the paddy and wheat fields where there won't be any shade. But it has been observed that they gradually develop withstanding power and their body becomes seasoned. Their food would be consisting of large quantities of water such as soups. They would be wearing on their heads just a simple hat made of areca nut leaves. It has to be admitted that when compared to people who are seldom exposed to Sunlight, they are fairly healthy, at least in the tropical countries. There is indeed life sustaining elements in Sunlight as it was Sunlight that made life forms possible and feasible in this earth. But occasional overexposure to harsh Sunlight indeed affects humans adversely.


Religious icon: Swami Vivekananda. By Deeps. 19th Jun 2011 

PSRemeshChandra
24th Jun 2011 (#)

Vivekananda, or Narendra in his earlier years was the greatest cultural ambassador that India sent to the West. When he rose to speak in the World Congress of Religions in Chicago, U.S.A., everyone thought it was another saffron-clad ascetic going to make a monotonous speech. But his opening words, the famous 'Brothers and Sisters of America' made the audience spell bound, captivated Chicago and wet people's eyes. It was a starting. A very learned and powerful mind in a healthy body-that was him. It was his speeches that roused India from its colonial sleepiness. When he went to Kerala, perhaps the most literate state in India and saw the notorious caste system there, he did not hesitate to call Kerala an asylum. Truth in its boldness was his hall mark.


Into The Forest. Poem. By loverme. 25th May 2011. 

PSRemeshChandra
25th Jun 2011 (#)

Forests are the primitive homes of mankind. We all were forest-dwellers once. It is only recently that we lowered ourselves from the tree canopies. We always keep a bit of ocean and a bit of forest inside us. That is why when we near a forest a feeling creeps up us just like an abandoned once-dear home is beckoning us to visit once again and sit on her lap at least for a while. It is good and consoling to know that there are other human beings in other parts of the world who go through the same feelings when they are passing along a forest. A good poem, Loverme.


Tsunami [A Sonnet]. Poem By rama devi nina

PSRemeshChandra
26th Jun 2011 (#)

When disasters strike, man seeks solace. If the disasters are from Nature, he thinks that there is no more use in turning to Nature and so, he turns to his God and Spirituality. If he thinks that the disasters are purposefully let loose by his God, he turns to Nature and goes to weep on her lap. He does not know that Nature and God are one and the same.


How Smoking Affects our Environment. By laluls212

PSRemeshChandra
26th Jun 2011 (#)

After going through this excellent article on smoking, I am hesitant to add my opinion which is not on the points raised in the article which is excellent in every way, but on the question of whether tobacco smoking is as bad as is nowadays advertised, since it is a very old ritual and social custom of mankind continuing through centuries. It is not that I am saying it is time somebody wrote an Ode On Smoking, but I would like to add a few lines with dear Laluls212's permission of course.


Antibiotics in Poultry Meat and Dairy Products. By  Aileen Tecson

PSRemeshChandra
27th Jun 2011 (#)

That dairy animals be protected against diseases is inevitable. Whether it be milk or meat from them, the products from a protected animal is far safer than those from an infected animal. As Aileen Tecson points out, by proper heating cooking and boiling, almost all health risks can be avoided. The animals gradually developing resistance and passive response to antibiotics thus rendering their administration useless, and new bodies with unpredictable effects produced thus inside the animal body passing on to human body is an entirely different thing. Why should farm and dairy animals administered with continuous antibiotic treatment? It is 'inhuman' and unscientific. Also it is plain cruelty to animals. As and when presence of antibiotics in the animal body reaches the required level to carry on the animal through the coming years, it should be stopped. It is where authorities should interfere by getting each animal tested for over- presence of antibiotics.


Is Genetically Modified Food Safe for Human Consumption? Essay. By Aileen Tecson. 20th Mar 2011. 

PSRemeshChandra 
27th Jun 2011 (#)

The wisest and normal method to increase food supply is to enrich the habitat and surroundings of a crop, not sabotaging the natural growth of a crop. Only fools and half-wits would do it. We are creating not playthings of prize but food items for the people which has to carry them on through generations, centuries and millenniums. All safe food items which the world eats today were tested through centuries and proven not only harmless but good also. A new kind of food which is introduced for human consumption would take Three centuries, i.e., at least Six generations to prove itself to be worthy, recommendable and not containing any latent poisons. Genetically engineered and modified food certainly can be produced, as many fools have shown, but they are fit for artificially created beings only; not for human beings. And they are known about only since 1990. Even if the possible horrible ill effects of these boosted-up items come out as early as 2040s, the creators of these wicked things cannot be held responsible because they all would have gone to their graves after receiving their Nobel Prizes. Tell them two things. The greatest scientist of all, Cavendish, concealed thousands more of his discoveries than he released to the world. Inventing is one thing, but concealing them would often be wise. Whenever we excavated and exhumed ancient Egyptian bodies, none of them showed presence of a non-decayed tooth in their life, due to the sandy Nile-Bread they ate.


Pariah. Poem. By WordWulf

PSRemeshChandra
27th Jun 2011 (#)

Millions and millions of people are impoverished each year in the world and thrown to the streets to beg or jump from their balconies. It is all done by the new evils such as stock market crash, recession, loss of labour, eviction from homes. Till a few years ago, the world was so compassionate enough for them that a considerable portion of one's income was set apart for charity. Instead of prohibiting them to beg in the streets as modern blind governments do, the world sympathized with them and helped them. The famous paintings of the Austrian painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller in the 1850s told the world how happily the world helped those who lost their fortunes and their lives and took to begging. It is the poor peasants and the villagers who still retain and make survive this Godly character of charity, not townsmen and cheap governments. WordWulf's poem is a window through which we can see the magnanimous world.


Canine Chuckles. Poem. By WordWulf. 11th Jun 2011.  

PSRemeshChandra
27th Jun 2011 (#)

I am not a lover of dogs. In fact I dislike them and often cannot be myself in their vicinity though I alone share this discomfort among my family, friends and relatives. It is their disturbing barking that I dislike which I consider as a nuisance and intrusion into the quietude of newborn babies and old sick men. It is the first time I read a poem about dog, long years after learning Oliver Goldsmith's 'Ode On The Death Of A Mad Dog' and long after teaching William Wordsworth's 'Fidelity'. What an interesting poem this is and how simple and straightforward in recounting the observation and experience! I indeed have seen dogs laughing, to me and also at things. But it is only now that I think they can laugh at human follies and ignorance.


Son From America. Isaac Singer Story Reintroduced. 

rama devi nina
11th Jul 2011 (#)

Congrats on your star page. This is well researched and presented with superb photos. i have visited that synagogue in Cochin a few times. Nice to see it written of here

PSRemeshChandra
11th Jul 2011 (#)

Dear Rama Devi Nina,
It seems you have travelled through and visited almost all beautiful places which I very much wished to visit but never did. Thank you for going through the article and complimenting it. When I was a school boy, what I heard most was about the Palestine Refugees who lost their home land. It was their plight that kindled revolutionary spirits in me as I grew older. In my very early teens I wrote and published a long song Before The Dawn Rises (Prabhaathamunarum Munpe in Malayaalam) as I always wished to cherish in human minds the picture of the Palestinian Fighters destined to live in and move through the dark in forests, training more among them to perish for their cause, without leaving behind a trace of their very existence in this dear world. Within that time I had read and known much about the centuries- old flight and plight of the Jews and their connection with the decisions after the Second World War and with the Palestine problem. I sympathize with both these people who I think are my brothers. There were many famous Jewish Business Houses such as the S.Coder's and the Spencer's in Trivandrum. I know many of them were in Cochin also. When they all closed their businesses and returned to their homelands, many grieved as if family members are going away for ever. I like to think that the Palestinians and the Jews will someday embrace each other and drink tea from the same samovar. Anyway Ibrahim and Abraham are but one and the same.



Who invented this Hunger? Poem. By Rathnashikamani. 9th Jul 2011

PSRemeshChandra
12th Jul 2011 (#)

Hunger was brought by man from beyond the vortex of the black hole that is on the other side of all births and deaths. So it is cosmic, and from the intensity of hunger we often feel, we can guess the combustionable craving for self-realization that was in that vortex when the world was created out of it. Just as we carry a piece of ocean, our ancestral home, inside us, we carry hunger inside us as a representational feeling, out of the original of which we were created. 


News of the World - Goodbye and Good Riddance Closing of a London News Paper. By Peter B. Giblett. 12th Jul 2011

PSRemeshChandra
12th Jul 2011 (#)

The Fourth Estate should be there so long as people's opinions and layman's views need be brought to print. But peeks into the privacy of a person are taboo for a news paper or a magazine. Some papers exist due to their proficiency in doing this profane thing alone. When yellow papers fade away, it is a good thing for the society. But what torments us is the fading away of trusted news papers with a tradition of generations behind them. Many such newspapers have been closed during the past decade. It is not merely due to the wide spreading of the Internet or the Online Publishing. It is just because many of this news papers turned to printing news of the rich and the privileged who never buy and read news papers, totally avoiding the proletariat who do buy and read them. 


The Strange Tale of Oak Wood. By Peter B. Giblett. 6th Apr 2011

PSRemeshChandra
12th Jul 2011 (#)

An excellent story Dear Peter B.Giblett. It carried me through varied emotions from fear, goose bumps, elation and satisfaction. In the Indian circumstances, a Tree Man is not out of reason. Animism is a strong faith in India. Tree Worship is considered a very sacred act. It is believed that sacred trees can yield almost anything. The midwife carelessly handling her remuneration of leaves given by the mystic tree dweller is but not Indian-like. Even if it was not a leaf but was a stone, she ought to have carried it reverently and kept it as a souvenir which is the proper Indian way. In Indian villages, a midwife never seeks payment. In fact, had there been not a network of able and dedicated midwives in India, most of the deliveries attended by doctors would have resulted in deaths.



The Saree That Fits Into a Matchbox is the Gift to Obama. 
By Spicy9th Jul 2011

PSRemeshChandra 
18th Jul 2011 (#)

Even though my mother and sister are saree wearers, it is the first time I read about and note the actions that go into the wearing of a saree. Smt. Indira Gandhi was the saree wearer among the world leaders, and she wore it beautifully too. She was an ambassador of sarees to world capitals. When the famous Silk Route from India to Europe through China existed, it was said that very long sarees fit for Empresses that could be contained in a match box travelled through this route and reached European capitals. Such fine and delicate were the craftsmanship of ancient India which was displaced by the industrialization. It is a fine article Spicy.



India’s Second Struggle For Independence. By Spicy. 23rd Jul 2011

PSRemeshChandra
30th Aug 2011 (#)

In India's national emblem it is inscribed in Hindi language that Truth Alone Will Triumph. Even then many national leaders, now residing in jail for corruption took it as the privilege of parliament members to commit corruption and remain immune to questioning. They do not well see that thousands of national leaders, politicians and nation heads all over the world are being scrutinized by people for their past acts. Many of them are fleeing their countries with or without the money they looted. Many are manhandled and hunted by their peoples, whether there are laws or not there. A few are daily being carried to law courts in hospital beds. In the middle of all these scenarios, a few fools in India still thinks that they are not going to be spared by the people. What we saw in India in the national support to Hazarre was Gandhi's anger. Why national leaders fear an anti-corruption bill, which they in everyway tried not to pass for 50 years? Many parliamentarians emphatically say that they alone, as people's representatives in the parliament have the right to pass bills. That was what the attitude of the haughty British was before 1947. If people wish to throw away a whole platoon of leaders and politicians and imprison them for life, they will do it. The parliamentarians' assertions are their last post. It will fall. They are only peoples' representatives and salaried servants. They forgot it when people expressed their opinions and wishes in ways satisfactory to the world peoples' community. The present trend in India shows that those who expressively and distinctly hide behind parliamentary privileges are going to be the most investigated by people. It shall not be forgotten by anyone that it is parliament members that are lying in jails for corruption, not innocent and revolting ordinary citizens. After all these years holding the national flag, wearing Gandhi's dress and bearing his photo, has a single national leader in India willingly confessed that he did corruption? It is a fine and bold article by Spicy. Compliments.



More Poetry by Mark Gordon Brown. Mark Gordon Brown20th Oct 2011

PSRemeshChandra
8th Nov 2011 (#)

When we are past our lives, it is a beautiful conception that, we ‘become cosmic dust, sparks of genius speckled across the ethereal realms there to ignite the lives within ourselves’. Poets and inventors come to this world, fulfill their function and mission and are gone in no time. Just as their creations delight and serve us roaming the surface of this earth, they stand there on the rainbow frills and flutter like butterflies, to further captivate us. It is true, in spite of all the philosophy and guidance of our bygone poets, inventors and scientists that man runs from light, from the beauty of God, and from all pleasantness of faith and divinity. But it is only natural because he, like the world, originated out of chaos. It was only long afterwards that the light of kindness was extended to him, after Aeons of pain, agony, suffering, dejection. See the Christ walking to his cross-making his own cross, walking stooping with the burden of it, the final persecution with nails and abuse. What thoughts would not have passed through his soul in those long hours of agony, betrayal and isolation? I some times think I was him. Often times such is the loneliness of human soul in the midst of a crowd. That is why they, at least many, tend to flee from the light, seeking solace in darkness. The flight of a soul in distress is justified. Anyway, happy or not, he finally returns in ashes to the richness of the material world. Snow means no-warmth, and surreal confinement, the perpetual climate of this world and nature of mankind, except when broken by brief respites of sunshine, brightness and warmth. Mark Gordon Brown’s observation that poets and their poems are undervalued in our society is just modesty. Poetry is condensed thought, and society values them more than anything else. Poetry is indeed inspiring and such poems as the above more.



A Corrupt Government And A Corrupt Corporation Team Up To Destroy A Rainforest And An Indigenous Tribe. By Steve Kinsman. 26th Oct 2011 [F]

PSRemeshChandra

Governments’ teaming up with billion-dollar corporations in industrial enterprises and plantation ventures is happening in almost all corners of this world. Palm Oil Plantations eating into precious resources such as rain forests and rivers are not contained in Malaysia as in the past. They have since then moved to India, especially into Kerala and consumed vast areas of fertile land there. Thousands of acres of land, notably dense forests, were cleared to plant palms which ultimately yielded nothing. In spite of hard opposition by environmentalists, the greedy politicians succeeded in balding beautiful densely tree-topped mountains for this worthless crop. It is worthless in Kerala because the famous coconut oil produced there is very good but due to authorities’ neglect there is now nobody there to climb the coconut palms and get the yield. As a result the coconut planters, especially those with only a few palms became impoverished.



India is worried. By vpaulose. 

PSRemeshChandra
9th Nov 2011 

It is true India is ill, spiritually and physically. When India gained independence from the British and a very good and clean government came into power under the leadership of the politician-philosopher-writer Jawaharlal Nehru, and the government began to lead the country to public sector industrialization and the world to non-alignment and self-dependent policies, everyone in the world began to think that the old philosophical India is re-emerging. Before it was just half a century, the politicians, administrators and bureaucrats turned to selling national industries to the private sector, looting public treasury whenever and wherever possible, amassing and stashing huge bribes in secure nations and shamelessly betraying the nation to whoever was willing to offer a prize. Full computerization of all government dealings when there is no electricity, parliament members competing with judges and government secretaries in raising salaries and allowances, selling national oil fields to sell oil and petrol at rates above international prices,



English - A Helpful Communications Tool That Requires Unified Rules. Peter B. Giblett1st Nov 2011

PSRemeshChandra
9th Nov 2011 (#)

It is a good thing that almost all ideas and things under the Sun are expressed by using just 26 alphabets. As a consequence, a word in English will have to have so many different meanings. Slight variations in pronunciation and spelling may denote differences in meaning. It is not a bad thing because by studying just 26 alphabets a language can easily be studied. To study the regional language Malayalam in Kerala, we have to study 56 alphabets. The Chinese language has so many. That is why English has emerged as a World Language that can easily be learned also. When the British say Lift, the Americans say Elevator. The British Telephone Booth is Call Office for them. Let this diversity exist unhindered. What once was the language of an island has now grown as the mother tongue of so many states and nations in different parts of the world. In the North Eastern border states of India, and in Goa, it is the mother tongue of the people. But when some kind of standardization is needed in the usage of the English language, it is better to design it according to the way it is used in the land of its origin. But since it is now the mother tongue of so many people in different and far distant corners of this world, standardization is not practical and also not desirable. Language issues have taken more human lives than communal riots.



Letting Go. Obadiah9th Nov 2011 [F]

PSRemeshChandra
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Past, present and future are but one. Just like past and present can be enjoyed, appreciated or hated in our mind, so also can the future too be felt and enjoyed. If we well remember our past and are well aware of what is happening in the present, we can well see what we would be going through in the future, because nothing dramatic and unexpected would normally happen in our lives unless we decided it should be so sometime in our past and present. Past is what we really are and it should be there, clear and distinct in our memories so that we can see through present which way our path has been cut to the future. But too much clinging to the past will eventually become a burden on our soul, making it impossible to move forward much. Whether our past was something worthy or not of mentioning is irrelevant; it is our experience upon which and with which we stand. Without experience we cannot stand. But whether our sire knew it or not, there was a cause for our birth which is more important than our birth. It is to realize and achieve this cause that we are made capable of living and going through another day. And anger and unforgiveness are good. Anger is what cleanses human mind, but while in anger do not act also because an angry man makes many mistakes. And about unforgiveness-to forgive is to cut the branches but to forget is to lay axe to the roots.


Now also good man survive. geetbhim1234th Nov 2011

PSRemeshChandra
10th Nov 2011 (#)

It is indeed a horrible thing for something valuable or endeared to us having taken from our body without our knowing anything about it. Remember, if the very thing that happened to you had happened to some people, they would not have sat motionless and desperate in a bus shelter, wondering what was happening in their lives. They would wait for the next crowded bus to come and passengers alight and get on board, and in the midst of this rush pickpocket someone else without any remorse, to make money for the bus fare to their destination and to have also a beer on their way. It is the survival instinct of a person that decides what things to be done in crises. Some other too righteous persons will decide to walk all the way, regardless of whatever would happen on the way and also regardless of how much long the way. A bus conductor is a person who sees, observes and studies thousands of human persons in his life and employment. Most of them are very considerate and helpful, far better than many of us all. In Bus Stations when they sit idle after duty, the stories come out, excellent observations and philosophical visions. Most of them are beloved to their passengers on their particular routes. When some such persons get transferred to other routs, people grieve. Famous English essayist A.G.Gardiner put it in a beautiful phrase: ‘The sunshine moved to other routes.’


Anton Chekhov's ‘The Bet’. Article By Highlander.10th Nov 2011 

PSRemeshChandra
11th Nov 2011 (#)

What the lawyer actually found in his self-requested long solitary confinement of fifteen years is the exhilaration of intellectual intoxication. When compared to the knowledge and wisdom he gained in confinement is nothing when compared to the monetary gain he was promised for successfully completing the imprisonment. It was to prove this worthlessness of paper money that he decided to escape from the prison five minutes before the fixed time, thereby relinquishing his fortune. Anton Chekhov is a master craftsman and while going through the story, we are thrilled at his descriptions of the passing away of each year in the prison and the due changes in the lawyer’s subjects of interest. The Bet is undoubtedly on of the most brilliant creations in world literature. The pace of the course of descriptions is such fast that we will never feel we have spent fifteen long years as an observer in the prison with the character. This here is a very fine presentation by Highlander1.



Three questions on poetry. By Rathnashikamani. 29th Nov 2011.

PSRemeshChandra
29th Nov 2011 (#)

When we read a poem or sing a song, we will feel that we have spoken with God and God has touched us. The experience is ethereal and will not leave us for a while. Reading poetry is speaking with a character of refinement and subtlety. Poets are the people who use of the loftiest of languages. And they speak to the soul. Without poetry, this world would have been a drearier place and we would have felt loneliness. But with poetry we have the full companionship of a long line of learned and wise people speaking to us standing from the other bank of time. Thanks Rathnashikamani for bringing up the subject. Your new Blog on Wikinut Writers is fine.


Life is Built on Hope. By Himansh Kumar. 28th Nov 2011.

PSRemeshChandra
29th Nov 2011 (#)

Hope is a bird in flight. The more it moves forward, the clearer and nearer its destination is. It is the hardships, oppositions and setbacks we face and endure in life that make us fit for living in this world and one day hopefully become grown up as a Guardian Citizen, just as Plato in his Republic envisioned. It is the rough seas that make a reliable and dependable sailor. In the sail boats tossing in the sea, there can be seen lofty sails, seeing which we will think that it is these lofty sails that move the ship forward. It is the unseen wind that moves the ship forward, not the sails. In every stygian darkness, there would be a faint ray of hope burning somewhere in a far corner. That is how and that is why the human race survived and advanced by the ice ages. Whenever we are in despair, always know that nothing is permanent in this world, not even our sorrows. They all become part of our experience the next day. It is a fine article, by Himansh Kumar, transmitting optimism.


In Praise Of Mistakes. 25th Nov 2011.

Rathnashikamani
30th Nov 2011 (#)

"A writer’s mistakes deserve praise, and fantastic errors are great stimulants"
I appreciate that.
You've given a differently positive perspective to the art of reading a writers mind.

PSRemeshChandra
30th Nov 2011 (#

Writers' mistakes have always given the world interesting material to laugh about. They do not disparage the writer but do prove to the world that they indeed are human beings, after us going through the unearthly materials they have written. Writers' mistakes are indeed a solace to readers who are taken off with the momentum of the flow of ideas and emotions in the writing and cannot land. Seeing the mistake and reading the mistake lands them safely on the terra firma. 



The Leech-Gatherer. Wordsworth.15th Mar 2011

PSRemeshChandra
1st Dec 2011 (#)

When we view from the distance of years, we can see that that genre of poets like Wordsworth who handled poetical themes as easily, lightly and efficiently as a swallow flits through the air or a fish swishes through the water has totally disappeared from the world. The only solace for us is the fact that they have left a tremendous volume of work for the coming generations. Had they all decided to be scant in verse like Thomas Gray, we would have been left with the misfortune of reading every single line written by every modern day poet.
 

 

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree. W.B.Yeats. Appreciation. 16th Mar 2011

PSRemeshChandra
1st Dec 2011 (#)

It is good to know that this Irish poet W.B.Yeats has admirers the world over. They like not only his poetical style but the theme of his poems also, especially the theme of The Lake Isle Of Innisfree. As the world becomes more and more crowded with buildings and vehicles and people and villages become more and more congested and townish, man desire for seeking some isolated spot like Innisfree overwhelms, but alas, there is nowhere to go for many. So this poem provides the experience of spending hours in such a secluded and protected haunt and so, the popularity of this poem.

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Thoughts At The Ferry. E V Lucas Essay Reintroduced By PSRemeshChandra.23rd Sep 2011

PSRemeshChandra
1st Dec 2011 (#)

The credit goes fully to that gifted writer E.V.Lucas. I very often think about the sensation his interesting articles might have caused in the society of his times in his country and wonder how close his observations are and how well they are written. If by choice or chance anyone among the modern day reading public misses any of his writings, it would be a great loss indeed. There is very little chance of many good people again coming across his articles. Bringing back those classical literary works by reintroducing them to the modern day digital world is the only feasible way of paying homage and respect to those immortal writers who moulded and refined the mind of the world.


On Sleep.

Before we go to sleep and after we wake up, our minds are like the sea shore. In the evening they would be trampled by so many persons' foot prints. In the morning they would be washed neat, clean and serene by the yester night’s waves. Many writers have said many beautiful and striking things about sleep which is near death from which we may wake or wake not. It is the wonder balm which makes us forget about the worries and miseries of yesterday which if not so would have made us wish never to rise again. To compile them all observations in a single fine article yet to come, it needs one like our beloved Rathnashikamani.


Song Of The Rain. Kahlil Gibran. Recast in the true poetic form. By P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum. PSRemeshChandra, 11th Apr 2011

PSRemeshChandra
5th Jan 2012 (#)

Dear Jass Khurana, Prachi, Bindu and Roushan Mishra,

Thank you for your observations and comments. When Kahlil Gibran is concerned, no one in this world can know whoever were captivated for once or for a life time by this immortal poet. Certainly Sarojini Naidu and Rabindranath Tagore loved him. Because the present day world sees many poets who are lacking in musical minds, our only solace is the abundance of ancient poetry left to us as a legacy by the bygone poets. Because of their time-surpassing musical poetry we do not feel and sense poetry drying up around us. Gibran is perhaps one of the last poets of that era, a picture which probably will be the last one we see standing there when we too are leaving this world.


The Patriot. Robert Browning. Appreciation.
By PSRemeshChandra, 13th May 2011.

PSRemeshChandra
5th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes Sara,
And dear Jacob Kurien,

Perhaps we will never see again in this world a poet in the calibre and mental alignment of Robert Browning. There is no other poet who has taken us for a tour through the human mind as systematically as Browning did. We all really miss him. On occasions we regret him not born in our times to live with us or us not born in his times. Thank you for your observations and comments.


Congratulations, Chief Nut! You're the Wikinut Author of the day!
By Rathnashikamani, 18th Dec 2011

PSRemeshChandra
16th Jan 2012 (#)

In a very famous Japanese revolutionary novel there is one Kut Sugengo whose speeches on different parts of the country happens at the same time, the best novels, dramas, cartoons and poems are written by him and the movement is led by him. Who he is remains a mystery and an enigma. No one has ever seen him. One young girl who is now a part of the movement one day saw someone prepare a fine poster and just sign it as Kut Sugengo. So it was so, there was no such person and there was no such movement. It was an image carefully cultivated through years. That is how the movement created a leader who was invincible and immortal. But here we now know that there indeed is a person, thanks to our Rathnashikamani. Eagles build there homes in the deepest and densest part of the forests, in the highest trees, unreachable to all. Let it remain so, please.


Rajinikanth website runs without internet!
By Rathnashikamani, 24th Jan 2012


PSRemeshChandra
30th Jan 2012 (#)

Occasionally some South Indian actor will come on the silver screen, capture the continents and help the world forget its worries. For many years Rajanikanth has been doing this valuable service. He is like a solace and comfort to thousands of people, reflecting well the feelings of the ordinary man who can rise to unbelievable loftiness at times of soul's upliftment. That is why Rajanikanth is endeared to all, especially to the common people. The Yenthiran dismantling himself in his film was one of the most touching and sensational scenes in the world cinema. This scene has had no parallel or precedence. Thanks Rathnashikamani for writing this most informative and thrilling article. And do not be offended when I say that when I saw your earlier profile photo which has now been replaced with another one, I thought you might be a relative.


Socialism in Indo-China and North Vietnam. By waleed,
author avatar PSRemeshChandra
2nd Mar 2012 (#)
       
This here is a fine article on the political developments in the South East Asia, especially in Indo China. The Vietnam War was one of the great sacrifices of the American people, not one of their blunders as many people still believe. Thousands and thousands of Americans lost their lives, serving in that war. To understand the relevance of America's intervention then, one has to have a bird's eye view of where communist rulers stand today, and what atrocities they have committed so far on their people. Communism was conceived as the highest language of the human heart. But wherever communism came into power, human souls were trampled under and countless lives lost. Revolutions ate into its own children as proved by Trotsky's death. The Soviet Union collapsed no doubt out of abuse of power which had no justification. Communist China's suppression of civil rights will not and cannot go on for ever. Their aggression on other neighbouring nations like Tibet, Burma and Nepal are thoroughly condemnable by the whole world. Strangely they now have the support of America due to huge commercial ties of export and import. Siam was once part of the ancient India along with Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bengla Desh, Burma and Nepal and was called Syama Rajyam then. Thai Land in the Tamil Indian dialect means the Mother's Land. 

A strong presentation of incidents of Chinese aggressions and violations of human rights. One will wonder how degraded the authorities think the people to be. It is really only the leaders in the authority who are degraded. Some people among us do not seem to belong to the human race. When posterity writes their history, these kinds of authorities would be placed beside the most notorious and condemned rapists, killers, cut throats and mass murderers, not beside leaders of the world as they think. Many monarchial authorities have recently been hunted, captured and killed by their people, exactly what they had done to their people. The Chinese authorities do not like such things happening to them too. That is why they suppress agitations and protests with this much fury. They think, with the help of America, Pakistan, India and other beneficiaries of their trade, they can successfully suppress world opinion.



The lives of farmers.  faithshore

I'm 18. A student who likes to write, loves to think about simple topics till they reach the peak of complexity! And once in a while if someone cares to give a second to my thoughts that's a reward!

PSRemeshChandra
24th Mar 2012 (#)

When man came down from trees and began the life of hunters he had to travel far in his search for good game country. It is logical to assume that caves were his abodes then. The first cave man who observed the germination of thrown away fruit-seeds on his cave mouths and who consciously planted seeds and watched out of curiosity their growth was the first scientist and the first farmer. From then on it did not take much time for the nomads to become farmers and planters. Once agriculture was started, homes began to come into being. Thus emerged the settlements. It was his settling for agriculture that made homes a necessity. Settlement with homes was what led to the emergence of villages and in due course, towns.

When man was a nomad, all in his community had to take part in the hunting. Moreover in those nomadic set up, he had to hunt almost all days. So there was no leisure. When agriculture began, there came plentiness and prosperity and it generated leisure time. Society finally became able to afford a minority who did no work, but would just sit, eat and think. Thus philosophers, statesmen and civilization made their appearance, without the leadership of whom the establishment of villages and towns would not have been possible.

Ms.Faithshore did the fine work of bringing the farmer to the fore and reminding us of our life blood. Fine.


[In Wikimedia Commons]

Does Nature and the Universe Copy write Anything?
P.S.Remesh Chandra.


Many people come to Wikimedia Commons seeking pictures for their various uses. But except a few users, almost all needs some kind of Attribution. It is because the world and its people are not yet ripe to digest the higher conceptions of sharing knowledge and art. Whatever we create, there is generations and centuries of learning and practice behind them which are not our own. Our works are the resultants of their perseverance. Even then after creating some puny work we claim Attribution. User Nicor said it right: restrictions, rules, controls, regulations, claims everywhere. Why then upload their things on the Information Highway? Why don't invest money and create Pay and View Web Sites? Even the Information Highway and the Internet are the products of so many people from so many countries through so many generations. Suppose one man takes the picture of a parrot sitting on a tree branch or a cloud moving across the sky. Did he obtain the parrot's and the cloud's permission before taking their pictures? Nothing in this world, nature and universe is copyrighted, except man's puny little works.

Recently I searched Wikimedia Commons to see if any absolutely free use pictures are available. There are many, but so many user have stipulated that their pictures may be used any way, but what they demand all is ATTRIBUTION. Why this gifting of things with conditions? Why can't gift things unconditionally and magnanimously?

Music Therapy: The Soul Nourishment and Healer (1000 Songs case samples). Funom Makama

PSRemeshChandra
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

Not only wonderful but one of the most memorable piece of human work I have ever seen. Someday I hope to hold this work as a book in my hand. I found many singers whom I loved most in the list and really wished all titles had links to their recordings. It shall not be said that music heals, but that the universe is created with music. The rocks, the stones, the grass, the trees, the woods, the grass hoper, the sparrow, the human being-all have waves of music as the basic substance in them. When their frequencies and configuration alters, we become sick. When corrected through right sonar applications, we heal. Dear Funom Makama here made a generation's work easy.

Remembering Zane Grey the Master of Western Fiction. Madan

PSRemeshChandra
7th Apr 2012 (#)

It is the toughies of a particular village or town who organizes the best defense when an enemy nation attacks and plunders their land. So, it is well to remember that the gun slingers and cut throats of the bygone American era were the best who defended their nation well when the need arose. There is more to the westerns in this sense. Zane Grey was surpassed in the number of westerns he wrote only by Louis La Amour. In almost all these novels, we are touched by the respect the many tough showed to the ladies of their times. So these novels are not vices all, but there are virtues also liberally displayed. And which boy and young man in this world would not wish to become a John Wayne someday?

The Last Thought of Mine. Emma Morgan

PSRemeshChandra
3rd May 2012 (#)

When we die, it is believed that, we begin another way of living. Those whom we love will certainly remember us, they being in their corporeal life. The question is, whether we in our ethereal life, would remember them. We share many precious moments with our beloved ones, which moments would and could never be detached from that particular time. In fact, our most intimate moments are immortalized and kept intact in the shelves of time. Sometime in another birth, if we come across this tiny bit of time, we can once again enjoy those particular moments.

How to Remove Unwanted URL Links from Google Index.  simplyoj

PSRemeshChandra
3rd May 2012 (#)

It is seen that unwanted URL links, most often leading to inferior sites cramp our search results, especially when a writer submits his articles to free article submission directories such as Go Articles and E Zine. Websites which have a lower morale download these articles and set them as pages in the midst of which they exhibit their advertisements. Even if we request Search Engines to remove these links from search results, they will still be there for a very long time, probably till they steal another page from someone. But if it is link that directly stains your reputation or endangers your safety in any way, it is better to approach the problem legally.

Wonderful! ghazala zafar

PSRemeshChandra
3rd May 2012 (#)

Tea certainly is a very good, tasty and interesting drink, which even a very poor man can afford. That is the greatness of tea. Just like the silk route existed in the past, so was the tea route also. Nicotine is needed for the human body for its smooth functioning and that received from tea would be sufficient for women with their limited bodily activities. Nicotine received from tea won't be sufficient for men's bodily activities and so, they develop the habit of smoking.

Writing Controversial Articles and Comments. Mark Gordon Brown

PSRemeshChandra
24th May 2012 (#)

Criticism is a very good thing for a writer and criticizing comments will plainly tell him what the world thinks about him and about his words. Every literary creation, whether it is a poem, novel, short story, essay or a drama is a stone thrown into the midst of the human society which will hit someone and bring back more stones. If we do not like comments, praising or disparaging, do not write things; and if it cannot be helped writing, do not release them. Sometimes, as Mark Gordon Brown pointed out, comments would become acerbic pungent attacks on the writer and calling names of his, his father’s and his grandfather’s. Good. 'It is like fleas infested on the body of a dog. It will never go comatose.' Wakefulness is what a writer always needs and any wavering from alertness should always be guarded against because the writer is the sentinel of the human society’s consciousness. He shall never sleep. Mr. Mark Gordon Brown has illustrated best the importance of comments to an article, a part most of the authors are mostly unaware of.

The Power of Personal Sacrifice and the Path of Non-violence.
rama devi nina


PSRemeshChandra
30th Jun 2012 (#)

Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela- it is the first time that I see them three in a single poem. The light houses of a bygone generation, still shedding light, which is what they are. It is interesting and stimulating to know that they all practiced their war techniques of non-violence in the soil of Africa. When will we see again such truthful people living among us? What defamatory stories we know about Gandhi were written by him in his autobiography! Who else had been such frank and plain in political life as well as in literary life?

Experiences on Wikinut: One Year and Counting. Rebecca E

PSRemeshChandra
30th Jun 2012 (#)

It is good and soothing to read from you that you find WikiNut as your home base where you return to after each flight. Seeing the first response on one of your articles and exchanging opinions with such friendly readers is indeed a pleasant experience. It is also a very rare experience in the field of literature. But Wikinut is a place of sophisticated writers and gentlemanly and gentlewomanly writers. That is why there is refinement and polishness in comments. It is when we come across rude and filthy comments in many other literary publishing sites that we feel ardently about our this home base and all those friendly faces that are here.

Wikinut, Triond, Experts Column And Me. Buzz

PSRemeshChandra
10th Aug 2012 (#)

Actually when compared to many paying and non-paying publishing sites, Wikinut is the best, at least for two most important things: visual pleasantness and the benefit of interacting with an intelligent, good and decent community. Many so called famous sites are very mean in providing writers with good fonts or headings or layouts even when the writers are exceptionally good. They reserve it for writers who pay them or for those who are their privileged writers. Wikinut does not do this indecent thing. Its facilities are shared by all, irrespective of readership, earnings and badges, a kind of pagan equality. And I have never seen an offending comment, even when the article is criticized severely. This is because it is a community of refined writers and litterateurs.

Non-Violence. Aldous Huxley Essay Reintroduced. PSRemeshChandra

PSRemeshChandra
21st Aug 2012 (#)

Standing on a land that is India where the first known poet and philosopher Valmiki wrote Ma Nishada, or You Never Kill, we can certainly speak to the world the gospel of non-violence and human love. The Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was, along with Rabindranath Tagore and Count Leo Tolstoy, and also George Bernard Shaw, was the greatest proclaimer of the gospel of human love to the world since the time of Jesus Christ. India through the ages disseminated the message of Gods' affection and consideration for man. Even though somewhat diminished in the rush for prospects and physical pleasures, the tendency to sacrifice one’s life for the welfare of others is still prominent and dominant in Indian lives, especially in the lives of the poor people of India. Gandhi also sacrificed his life for his ideal of embracing the divided Indians and the Pakistanis at the same time. When India spends billions on account of preparing a war and defense machinery against the nation of Pakistan and Pakistan diverts precious national revenue for purchasing missiles and war machines against sister India, Pakistanis think how natural the Indian film stars act and the Indians think how majestic and enchanting the Pakistani Ghazal singers sing. Governments in the modern day world no more reflect the will of their people. Objectives of people which could easily and quickly have been realized through art, literature, music, cinema, cricket and football are objected to by governments, for they wish there shall be two governments to rule, two parliaments to spend time in and two judiciaries to pronounce the same universal human law in two conflicting ways. Unification of the divided German nations is their lesson for the future. Why waste precious people's money for running two governments? The world is changing, and eliminating the evils of the ill famous Second World War one by one. Aldous Huxley's thoughts are more important than ever in the present times, as you pointed out, dear Sivaramakrishnan A. Thank you for your valuable comment, which supplements Aldous Huxley's observations well.

PSRemeshChandra
21st Aug 2012 (#)

When we read the articles written by many philosophers like Bertrand Russell, Arnold Toynbee, Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley and H.G.Wells, we think how fortunate the world is for having tones of beautiful pages written by learned and tasty geniuses for us all to read without stop. We also will feel lonely at the thought of living at a time, with the total absence of such eminent thinkers and writers continuously conversing to us all around us in our society. It is our solace and luck they wrote profusely before they passed away, so that the intellectually impoverished we can read something refreshing, till the end our days. Unfortunately I cannot convey your appreciation to Huxley. Thank you for your comment, dear A.K.Rao.

A Love Affair From the Pages of History: Chandragupta and Helen. Madan

PSRemeshChandra
22nd Aug 2012 (#)

Alexander’s invasion of India was like opening up the cultural sky of India. Indian traditions and culture were made familiar to the Europeans and the Greek culture and traditions were made known to the Orientals. Alexander’s Commander Seleucus, when threatened with the expansionist programmes of Chandragupta tried to halt him with his army before the Gupta reached Persia but had to face a thorough defeat at the hands of the Chandragupta army. The person behind the success of Chandragupta in this war was his famous prime minister and teacher Chanakya, noted for war strategies and administration policies devised by him. It was indeed Chanakya who compelled his disciple, the emperor, to defy his Hindu tradition and marry a Greek girl and set an example to the nation, through perhaps the first inter-religious marriage in India, that too by an emperor. It was probably also him who proposed to Seleucus to give his daughter away in marriage to Chandragupta as truce. Nandagupta was the half-brother of Chandragupta who stole the crown from little Chandra and ill treated Chandra’s mother. Chanakyan also was seeking revenge on Nandagupta for once abusing him. So Chanakya sought the wandering Chandra, assembled an army for him and trained him, and made him defeat Nandagupta and kill him because Chanakya, as a Brahmin, could not directly kill his enemies. In fact, Chandragupta’s empire owed its existence to the famous tactics and strategies of this Chanakya.

The deterioration of the BBC. whoisbid

PSRemeshChandra
23rd Aug 2012 (#)

No American need be offended when someone says that American style of news reporting is permeating to more and more news channels and causing irritation among their long-standing listeners. The emotional tones of reported news are actually a hindrance to a civilized and balanced intellectual’s interest in listening to the news. Moreover, the emotion expressed by the news reporter may not be, and often is not, considered cultured by most of the listeners. Therefore it is wise and traditional to report just the news minus the reporter’s emotion. Then the listener can receive it in the right perspective and store it in the right compartment in his brain. He would be having his own emotions and thoughts while listening to news. Do not kill them for they have to be diverse and heterogeneous from people to people. The BBC has been doing its greatest of services not during peaceful times but in the turbulent times of war, especially in the Second World War, when their radio news was the only reliable source of information for civilians as well as soldiers, friend and foe alike. Such impartial was their reporting accepted to be. During many decades, people in many non-English-speaking countries have been listening to BBC for perfecting their skills in this language as well as for improving their listening and pronouncing skills which was a silent service of BBC to the world. So when the style of reporting or the aim of reporting of the British Broadcasting Corporation changes, unknown people all over the world are hurt. If BBC is corrupted, the whole world is hurt. If they need the world’s help for commercial survival, the world will certainly help. It is part of world’s heritage and tradition.

Old Age, the Nightmare of the Middle Aged. Pradeep Kumar B

PSRemeshChandra
1st Sep 2012 (#)

When we see an old man weakened in his body, we will think that this here is an old man whose mind also will be old and grey. The truth is in the opposite. The mind stops ageing when one is 23, male and female. So, it would be a horror for us all to imagine what green thoughts would be passing through that young mind of his housed in an old body. Because mind never becomes old, we conceive it as a universal mind. Even then we most often loath old men which is because of their habits and conduct. Character of a person can never change with age; habits and conduct alone can change. When we want to spit, we will go outside the house but they will forget to do it and spit where one sits. At times, the same thing would be applicable to urinating also. But these things are equally applicable to toddlers also whom we do not hate for these reasons. Once an old man changes his habits and character, he becomes lovely to anyone, a pleasure to be with. Old age is an exact return to invalid infancy when the whole circle is closed.

Ho, Ho, the Mistletoe, More Information on Christmas Traditions.
Mark Gordon Brown


PSRemeshChandra
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Each year when Christmas comes, I hold a film festival in my private abode during the nights. There would be two films shown each day. There would be only me to see. It is a very private affair. The Ten Commandments and Jesus Of Nazareth are for the first day, and so on. After seeing such films for five days, my mind is reluctant to look into The Last Temptation of Christ. Though I have it as C.D, I have not yet seen it. I am also reluctant to see Benhur for other reasons which also I have. This is my kind of Christmas. On the last day I sing William Blake’s The Night alone to myself, in my own tune, savouring those sweet imageries, sweet to me. It is my balm, washing away the haunting experience of going through the pain of that lone person, making the heavy cross for hanging himself taking hours, carrying the thing to the gallows, beaten all the way, and painfully crucified for delivering the message of god’s love for his children. I often have wondered what thoughts might have been passing through that mind on the way to the mountain. The more I think about his plight, the more am I convinced how little have I repaid by debt to him. Being not born a Christian, his is the greatest influence that has been there on my poor life, lovely, ardent and caring. Each year, my beloved blood brother Jasy San Mose from the north eastern tip of India sends me a post card, with the picture of Mary holding her child on her lap, reminding me that it was the lovely child of an affectionate mother that the world crucified. Thank you dear Mark Gordon Brown, for this reminding good article of yours.

In reply to Rama Devi Nina on her comment on Life Without Fear.


Fear not, dear Rama Devi Nina,

Fear isn’t going any where,

It is one ancient primitive bird

Flitting across man’s mortal sky.




Sandy Storms through New York.
rama devi nina

PSRemeshChandra
8th Jan 2013 (#)

Calamities and natural disasters not only bring out the quality of human beings but they bring people together also. In flood and famine, fire and ice rain, we forget to keep our haughtiness but open our hearts and doors to our neighbours or to whoever needs a dry warm place. We become man and woman once again. On such occasions, we remember god and see his acts, executed through our hands. We act as his envoys and messengers. When things revert to normalcy, we but forget that we had been men and women for a few days. Thank you Rama Devi Nina for reminding us of our nature, at least mine.

Did Jesus Die in Kashmir and not on the Cross ? Madan G Singh

PSRemeshChandra
2nd Feb 2013 (#)

If this is true, Jesus might have travelled through the route three times, from Palestine to India as a young boy, return journey to Palestine as a grown up young man and the last time again to India as a living martyr after crucifixion. The ancient magician priests of India who, if, were prepared enough to travel great distances guided by a star to see a new born babe, and rescue him from Herodes' searching soldiers and take him to hidden safety and security in India, then they were also dedicated enough to spy if he would be killed by his natives and skilled enough to rescue him alive from the cross and bring him back to India. This legend of foreign life in the life of Jesus has not been accepted by Englishmen, for they believe Christ as a boy and an young man travelled with his uncle Joseph of Arimathea and lived in Glastonbury, Somerset or Cornwall as a tin miner. Rather than sending him to India, they prefer sending him to England, living in hiding. But Jesus' India connection is the more accepted one. Saving a man from the cross or even from a burial cave was nothing for those ancient Magi. What one wonders is if they even substituted another on the cross. DNA test is not impossible because the supposed winding sheet of Christ is preserved as the Turin Cloth. Even the grail from which he drank last might be sitting somewhere in some monastery. Tibetan monks mentioned here are notoriously famous for not revealing secrets kept with them. Thank you Madan G Singh for this informative article.




This page is updated as on 3rd February 2013


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