Recent Reviews for uppalapati Lakshmi Prasanthi
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 3/22/2003 10:32:12 PM|
That's a good story. Liked it!
Can you arrange a good girl like sghriya for me.(giggles)
There are couple of points which i want to mention here.
1) I want to see you writing in better Structure(SILPAM), i felt that it's toomuch of a conversation.
2)if you want to write in english! you can eliminate the odd references of "Oh my mother" ,"Rani" that makes dramatization a bit more! which looks odd
keep trying i am confident you can better with time. Read as much as possible, apweekly.com is a very good source.
check the latest pick in short stories "panthalu", which has a very good soul in it. I think that is what missing in this story.
Take it sportive.
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NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 12/26/2002 3:15:42 AM
"We asked her to be frank and say if she loves anyone."
"See these parents. They just do not give any respect to our feelings."
These are two contradicting statements, it appears as though the author is favorably biased towards the feelings of Sriya, by extention the rights/feelings of a young girl.
Even after having arranged for the so called "Marriage looks" the parents ask the girl if she is in love with someone(by extention take her permission) this only goes to show how concerned and broadminded her parents are. In a society as ours where almost everything goes by events/occasions rather than instances/moments how can parents ask their daughter if she is in love with someone just like that(that may be tantamount to suggesting their daughter to find a life partner) so the best occasion is to ask when they have already arranged a meeting between a prospective groom and the bride. After all the girl has her say in approving/accepting a prospective groom's candidacy.
As a society we go by certain broad rules:
A boy is older than a girl, however there is no punishment by law if somebody does not follow this.
The girl goes to stay with the boy(or his family). Illarikam(boy goes to stay with the girls family) is not a alien to us.
It is almost always compulsory for a boy to be working/earning and not so for the girl (unmindful of recession or a bad job market), there is no stopping a gril from marrying an unemployed guy.
In some socities the Bride&Groom together arrange for their wedding, here Parents do it for us. Is that not good?
"These days another big joke. The supposed couple are permitted to talk with each other alone".
This is one other statement that is confusing. The author says during the course of the story that girls are like free birds
"We are like free birds......... "I am individualistic in my own sense. I have every right to behave myself and decide about my future plan."
In the absense of the so called elders the bride has complete freedom to interview/cross-examine the guy/groom to know how close he comes to a her concept of a life partner. It is a one-on-one meeting, so where is the disadvantage for the girl?
An observation, before the marriage all through his life the boy always takes the left most position in any family gathering. A girl always takes the right most position(the better of the two positions). It is only after marriage and after such a long wait that the boy gets to move to the better of the positions. After his marriage the boy by default wakes up from the bed with his best foot farward and the better part is for the rest of his life. Me thinks all the wrangling that a girl does is because having to give up what is essentially a natural perk, the better and more progressive of the positions - the right side.
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 12/21/2002 4:27:46 AM
can u do something abt ur fcking languege
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 11/8/2002 5:37:47 PM
A very interesting story and a wonderful insight into another culture and way of life. I liked the twist at the end. This story is about 2 friends who obviously know each other wel -. well enough for one to recognize a "soul mate" for her close friend. I really enjoyed it and will be reading more! You keep writing more!
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 10/17/2002 6:21:58 PM
munchi ga unadi
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 8/4/2002 5:05:44 PM
Very interesting story on the culture indeed! The only thing I would suggest is writing the whole story in past tense, as you have zig-zagged quite a bit from present tense to past tense and then to present tense. Seemed to me that you could not make up your mind what tense to use.
Stories are very often told in the past tense. That is why most of the novels in the stores are written in past tense. Very often, something has happened, and that is why there's a story to tell. Just when your telling something, something must have happened already for you to tell.
Okay, I hope I have made that clear enough. If not then pick up some books from the libraries or from the book stores, and you'll noticed that they are all written in the past tense.
Thanks so much for the invitation. I'm giving you a 10 for the story was very interesting.
Sandie Angel :o)
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 8/3/2002 11:45:17 AM
I noticed that both good and bad sides of arranged marriage are represented in an interesting way. With presupposed feelings, Sriya denied her arranged marriage. She didn't bother to inquire anything about
the guy. And rightfully so; Sriya did not like the concept of arranged marriage. But you have potrayed that an optimistic girl can look forward to a good husband even if it's arranged marriage. In this story,
the guy did his responsibility and found out the details of the girl and behaved appropriately.
What was wrong with the earlier story, I think you have made up for in the second one. Good job !
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 8/1/2002 8:00:41 AM
It is a very good story which sketches the feelings of a normal girl about the marriage
and about a friend who tries to help her.
It is a well structured one.
NAME THIS STORY (Short Story) - 8/1/2002 7:53:17 AM
You are keen & optimistic as far as relations are concerned.You are very much nostalgic about the out come of the happenings, arising out of a mingling between the relations & the peoples who generally adore them a lot.This story portray the actuall acting line between such relations.You have nitted it wel as compared to your last story.This is very much communicative,skilled & fine tuned story.I admire you for your attainment.....chander keswani
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/31/2002 7:53:25 AM
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/31/2002 5:14:36 AM
you have tried best,its communication is good and is built skill fully,what is lacking is the harmony of the characters with the content.they have become little bit hyper,acting contrary to the requirement.Back ground & dialouges are wel absorbed,characters responds quickly to the situation,though that may be rated as agood story but strongly recommend you to write it again.See for any addition or contraction is needed.I think condensed form would be better to communicate & depict your idea & thought in a mannered form.... chander keswani
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/31/2002 4:04:44 AM
This is an interesting story. I guess you can write this story very nicely if you attempt it in your mother tongue.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/31/2002 1:42:56 AM
Its a real fact that "Man proposes and God disposes"
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/30/2002 9:11:08 PM
i read ur story
comparision is good
what u miss is clarity
i think u willmaintain in in ur next story
this story is not having choice for clarity
ok the comparision for the tradition is nice
its something diffrent
keep it up
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/30/2002 4:39:44 PM
Awesome Story !! Great Imagination.
OK...now coming to the ending...Hmm...i would say if she really loves him..she would marry him & she will change him herself.GOd is great!! But you can't get anything in life if you don't workhard.
So thats the ending...Finally they r happy to-gether!!!
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/30/2002 3:59:01 AM
Chala bagundi.keep it up.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/29/2002 7:27:58 AM
Great imagination and storyline! The reader needs to get aquainted with the main characters; what and how they thing, re-act, etc.. Work on this during your re-write. Let us know when you have polished it up a bit. By the way, we do not need individual messages, one message to the roundtable will work. Keep at it.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/28/2002 11:49:11 PM
an excellent indianised story.since this is the first attempt, you can try &try again.please take care of the direct and indirect speech.in my view , a story can be told in two ways, 1. a writer himself become a character (role)in the story. 2. a writer observes behind writes what he has assumed, imagined.any how congrats and many sucesses in future. pl. send it to some magazine. pl.reply.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/28/2002 9:06:33 PM
I think God will wait until she(child) get maturity and think about her wishes again. God accepted all her wishes until now but giving suggestions to her only on these things and saying that ďwhatever you are asking now, may not be good for your future.Ē
When god suggested thinking about them again means it. If the child asked the god to grant those wishes, and should be blessed by god so that those will not harmful to her and will help to build her future in a right path.
She might have asked for a sweet, that will not harm. God might have fulfilled that wish by giving other sweet(low-n-sweet). In girls case it might be a deferent person in to her life. If she canít grow like a matured woman, she will remain as a Child only. Not even a girl.
ďThe Gods given gift to the human without asking is having wonderful life as a complete personĒ
When you are child play like a kid and donít worry about future.
When you get capability of thinking about future, then start thinking about the future and build accordingly.
When you are matured enough to get married, then get married and have fun with your own children.
When your children are growing, guide them to build their future and help them in building their future.
This cycle of life will go on and onÖ
If that girl or few people want to stay alone, doesnít stop this cycle to continue.
The girl and Child should rethink about what god is saying. By knowing that god is capable of doing everything and not grating only these wishes to the child is nothing but giving her a chance to rethink about her wishes.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/28/2002 8:01:54 PM
A good write with a great theme.
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/28/2002 7:52:39 PM
This is an interesting story, yes it needs a lot of polishing, but the storyline is strong! It reminds me of the Rama stories. I can tell that English is not your first language so some of the context is skewed but the storyline does carry. You need to flesh out your characters so the reader can picture them in their minds. This take practice but you are on the road to discovery! If you want, you can e-mail me and maybe the two of us can iron out some of the bumpy places...
Again, good job!
A Story Whose End is Not Known (Short Story) - 7/28/2002 11:04:49 AM
We deserve what we have. If we're not content, let's work for something better. God never gives us everything in an obvious manner, He makes us take the most zig-zag n rocky way possible to realize many things in life.
Your story, as a first attempt is very good Prasanthi. Oh yes, grammatical errors exist but they can always be polished. You're on the right track gurl!
CHRISTIANITY - CONVERSIONS (Article) - 11/26/2008 10:04:17 PM
CONVERSIONS in INDIA
I appreciate your opinions and I would like to clarify each point one by one with illustrations
Christianity is definitely good, it is undisputed fact.
Jesus preached to the world love, peace, and service to humanity and equality and proclaimed that he is the way the truth and the life and the door for eternal life in the KINGDOM OF GOD.
Christianity gives Glory and Honor to GOD the Almighty the creator of the universe and never accepts to give that glory and honor to a piece of wood or stone which carved and colored by a man.
For your information even Vedas of Hinduism confirms GOD is one and God is Spirit and formless now it the idol worshipper to understand how a man can create image (Murthy, idol) of GOD and bow before it.
A Christians never shows interest in any other religion or in any other God because they found Jesus the Savior (moksha datha) a Messiah the redeemer and deliverer
it is like this when you need admission in a collage and the principal of that college is your close relative and has already confirmed your admission, but your friend does not know your relation with principal so your friend tells you that he will try to help you for admission through the clerk in that college, do you show any interest in your friends approach.
I think you got what I am trying to explain.
Christian missionaries gifted free education to the Hindu downtrodden and uplifted their status by providing equal opportunity for employment.
In the past Hindu religion restricted education only to certain casts that too with limitations. For the downtrodden there was no way to improve their life, and to justify this aspect the upper casts have developed a convenient philosophy stating that birth into a lower and untouchable casts was the result of the previous life.
LOVE and CHARITY:
Christian missionaries sacrificed their lives to show the love of Christ to the poor, sick and hungry people who were not considered as human by a Hindu society but the missionaries served them with compassion and never compelled any one for conversion but offered a choice and freedom to enter into church where as a Hindu society not allowed them to enter into temples.
Conversion to christianity was/is a choice for a person it is never a compulsion.
When the tribesí and backward classes found better life for themselves and their next generations in Christian philosophy and opted for conversion, hence the conversion was the best option for the backward and tribal people.
After a period of time even the upper cast people too converted to Christianity understanding the salvation, savior Jesus, eternal life, and the Kingdom of God.
Ultimately all Hindus have converted to the Christian philosophy of equal rights from Hindu philosophy of rights according to casts.
And finally Hindus converted from Hindu tradition to Christian philosophy by adapting to democracy and free job opportunities for every body according to qualification instead of Hindu tradition as son of king is the next king, purohitís son is next purohit, a potters son is potter, barberís son is barber, washer manís son is washer man they are not allowed to change their trade because the cast system does not permit the change.
So now whosoever changed the ancestral profession and taken up another profession is not a Hindu but a half Christian.
Hindu feels proud to speak in English language which Christian missionaries taught.
Can you find any Hindu in India who is not influenced or accepted Christian philosophy.
It is not exaggeration if I say Hindus are half Christians now due to their philosophical conversion
It is better now to convert completely to Christianity by accepting Christ as savior to enter into the Kingdom of God because Jesus is the Way the TRUTH and the LIFE.
YJK - benifitall.gmail.com
LABOUR PAINS AND MEN (Article) - 8/5/2003 9:20:52 AM
First about your aunt's embryo slipping out problem. i guess they will be advised to take some precautions, further, when the vagina is large, I also heard that they will make some sutures to prevent the embryo from slipping out.
Secondly, Motherhood is not a pain, it is a joy. Do you know that man misses one of the most precious joys of life, just because he cannot give birth to a child. In fact, he most men may not even comprehend the fact that they are missing out on such a joy.
It is the pain, suffering and hardship that a mother endures that endears her to the child even more. the joy of giving life. I am sure no woman would want to be deprived of this joy. Therefore I do not agree with you about forced pregnancies. I willa gree if you are referencing to the point where they want only male children and keep harassing / force for repeat pregnancies.
Even a prostitute would yearn to give birth to a child and lead a happy family with her children. No mother looks at it as a pain. This you will realise when you give birth to your own child.
Looking at women delivering children definitely makes us feel that its a very painful experience, but, we should not be mistaken. That pain is not treated as a curse by any woman, not because she is made to beleive, but because she alone experiences the joy. Did yous ee any woman immediately after she gave birth to a child, with the child in her hands?? That moment of joy is worth a lifetime.
Even animals endure so much pain and suffering during childbirth. A bitch, before and while giving birth to its puppies takes a lot of care and pride. It will not let anyone come near it's puppies after they are born, it will attack even its owner, because it is love. No one told it to behave in that way, but it feels the love because it had experienced the pain and joy .
As far as liberty is concerned, I agree that the woman should be given liberty, but any man would want a woman to conceive.
Finally, I can say...the higher the pain and suffering endured in achieving something, the greater the joy. There is no joy or value without this process. Imagine what would have been the value of a woman / life if she could just get pregnant and take babies out of her body without the slightest pain or suffering ?
Regarding what your friends say, its an inexperienced and feminist aspect. Do they get anything if the woman delivers and man suffers? Why the intention at all that a man should suffer ?
A woman is great. She is Shakthi, and the pain and suffering a woman can endure, it will be difficult for a man to go through. She should be proud for it. God gave a boon to woman by making her capable of conception.
Love shouldn't be showered on worthless people (Article) - 8/4/2003 12:05:30 PM
To sum it up :
A person who loves you will not make you cry...and a person who makes you cry is not worthy of your love.
CHRISTIANITY - CONVERSIONS (Article) - 8/4/2003 12:00:09 PM
Conversions or no conversions, God is one. Each individual will consider that religion fulfilling which gives him peace. Peace might be in form of economic or mental peace.
Its all a matter of individual perspective, and what they see for themselves. A.R.Rahman converted to Islam, but does it mean that Hindus' cannot find peace ? There are many Christians who converted to Hinduism, does it mean no christian cannot find peace in Christianity?
Recently I had been to Hampi, there I wanted to visit the Anjani Parvat. So I crossed the river alongwith one of my friends in a small boat, and the boatman dropped us on the opposite shore and said that we will be able to find our way to the hille asily. But waht actually happened was we almost got lost. We kept walking for a very long distance, but were unable to find a route to theg main road. All this while we could see the Anjani Parvat. I was even more worried because we needed to get back to Hospet before dark, and my friend was a girl. At this time, we came across a hut and I walked in and found a young boy there. I tried to ask him in telugu/hindi and tamil about the route when I heard lady's voice asking me in english"where do you want to go " I was surprised to see that the lady was a foreigner. She was wearing ablack dress and there were many photographs of Hindu Gods in her house. She was a Foreigner. She wore very long hair coiled around her head. She came out and told me the route to the hill. As we were talking she took out a cigarette and started smoking...my curiosity aroused, I asked her where she was from. She told me that she hailed from Belgium and had settled down in this place since abt 20 years. When I asked her what she found here...she said" I found peace, And I find this place very energizing"
Does it mean that on no other place one can find peace ? Of course one would find more peace in places that make one feel close to nature than industry. But what this lady said set me thinking. It is a matter of one's perception and what they seek and find in their lives.
Similarly, am illiterate tribal who converts himself to christianity may not know anything about christianity or the religion. But he sure knows one thing...that this new religion is giving him food and treats him equally as a human being. That is peace for him. I don't think this should be labelled as a forceful conversion.
As for the killing of Graham Staines and his sons, Its a shameful act. If you see the photographs of the innocent kids, it willd efinitely touch your heart. No one has the right to take the life of another individual, come what may be the circumstances.
God never discriminates religion. Lord Vishnu married a Muslim. Anyway what happens if more people convert to christianity ? One should beleive in one's God, not the dominance of their God over others.
I am not being pseudosecular. Sometimes my friends say I talk as if I am a fanatic. At the same time, we need to respect eachg person's wishes. At the same time, even the others shouldnt do provocative acts or try to give scope for people to become passionate and violent about their religions. Killing someoen doesnt solve a problem.
Because in the end, God is one.
DOWRY - DEBATE (Article) - 8/4/2003 11:38:40 AM
I support you completely. the fact is that a woman runs the home and bears moire responsibility in keeping the family together in most families. Men should give dowry to a woman, because she provides him with pleasure whenevr he wants, does all the housework and shares his burdens.
May 11th Nuclear Tests in India (Article) - 8/4/2003 11:31:43 AM
I wish to say something. Whats the point in running a defence system, having so many soldiers sacrifice their lives, acquire advanced fighter aircrafts, conduct nuclear tests, when you know you are not going to use it. Neither is the use of such weapons by any country justified on any grounds.
Nuclear warheads or no heads, Kargil Happened, Attack on Parliament in the Heart of India happened ...and so many other disgusting things keep happening everyday.
So, when we can't protect ourselves with these weapons, why spend money on this ? Instead use that money for the economic welfare of the country. Make India a strong economic force. a force to reckon with in terms of growth and prosperity, so that your neighbour would ultimately find it in their best interest to maintain peace with you for its own growth and prosperity.
Everyday there is so much firing across the border. The soldier who is dying doesnt even realise why he is dying. Why should a life be wasted like that ? What right has anyone got to depute a Jawan to the BSF and let him lose his life...and there is nothing doen to stop this ?
The salary a Jawan gets is a meagre pay. Is it worth his life ? And for what purpose ?
What is the value of the so many soldiers and heroes who laid down their lives for the nation ? So that we keep brushing all these aside and shake hands with the neighbour as if nothing happened ? I am not saying revenge...but what I mean to say is, we are unnecessarily wasting money on a defence force which is just losing its people to useless fights which are not even reported.
UNCONVENTIONAL MARRIAGES (Article) - 8/4/2003 11:22:39 AM
Well said. But before anything can be done, we should do away with caste politics in India. That is the biggest curse, which encourages casteism still. They say that casteism and caste based discrimination is a punishable offence. But it is the politicians who need to be punished for thriving on caste politics.
They lure the gullible voter with benefits based on caste, reservations etc., Is it not in itself authenticating and recognising the caste system ? The Government should first de-recognise all castes and start welfare schemes based on economic factors.
Regarding inter-caste marriages, usually one would like to get into a family which has similar practices and follows similar lifestyle, therefore its advisable to choose one's life partner from a similar sect. However, if they find a partner outside their caste / sect, they shouldnt be stopped or threatened. It is a person's individual opinion as to who they can choose as their life partner.
Like you, I am also a Brahmin, however, I never felt as if I am superior to anyone else based on caste. If I am superior, I should feel superior based on my own merit, and not my lineage. But, for example, when I am looking for matches for my sister, I advise her to choose ppl from same caste as going to a different kind of family would provide her with a cultural shock. For instance, I would prefer to marry a religious girl who follows and observes the rituals. It might be difficult to find such a person in all castes. Similarly, my sister might not be comfortable with a non-veg eating HUSBAND. These are all issues which might crop up slowly and create differences. Do not think that I am 'for' caste based marriages, I am totally against the caste system.
Further, these caste issues were grossly distorted. like religion for the cause of a few people's gain and fired the passions of even lesser mortals that resort to such killings.
SENTIMENTS (Article) - 8/4/2003 11:10:16 AM
People should understand that God is one. Whatebver the pride one takes in ones religion, they shouldnt forget that no God advocates the meaningless killings in the name of religion. god gives life, doesnt take life.
If Hindus feel that theirs is the only God and Muslims feel Allah is the only God, I would consider it a very unfair thought.
Because, whether a person is a Hindu, Muslim or Christian, God always protects them. We all can feel the presence of God. A muslim feels the grace and blessings of Allah, similarly a Hindu feels the grace and blessings of his God. Does it mean that only Hindus are protected and their problems solved? No, each person is blessed by god. Only, they are worshipped in different forms.
You might be surprised but, as per Hindu scriptures, God doesnt have a form. Lord Vishnu is "ichcharoopudu", meaning we can worship him in any form we want.
God is universal, but people's beleifs aren't. Certain vested interests have distorted the idea and ideals of religion. It was passed down in a grossly distorted manner that today some people feel threatened, or feel that theirs is the only religion.
Similarly, each religion has its own norms and social laws based upon the lifestyle of those people. If yous ee closely, you will find many similarities between all the religions. This is a very deep and complex subject, I cannot dwell on it here because I am not an authority on this .
Due to the situation, as you said, people have taken up cudgels to "protect" one's religions and eliminate other religions, which is a very wrong notion.
Even I sometimes feel enraged when I think about the atrocities that were committed in India, but at the same time, I realise...I am not one to comment on these, because the person who commits such deeds should think once before he does it..."Will his God approve of such a deed?" Be it Allah or Eeshwar or Christ. Don't get enraged.
RAPE - REASONS BEHIND AND THE SOLUTION (PART TWO) (Article) - 8/4/2003 10:58:12 AM
I personally feel so strongly about rape that, I would recommend the Death Pena;ty for rapists. Its gross violation of a personal sanctity and reflects nothing but the worst nature of a beast in man.
I had a friend...she was so beautiful...but instead of feeling happy about it she treated it as a curse upon her... Imagine , someone treating beauty as a curse !
The reason was that she hailed from a small village and had to stay alongwith her brother in a room in thge nearby town to study in college. Her father had arranged the "Room' in one of his close friends' houses.
I met her at a youth festival, she was so beautiful, cheerful and warm. However,m after interacting with her for a few days, I felt there was some underlying sorrow within her, which she wasn't expressing.
So one fine day, I made a trip to the town she was staying in, to talk it out with her. While I sat with her in her room, and was talking, we were frequently disturbed by a guy, who was supposedly her uncle's (father's friend, who was the houseowner) son.
He kept calling her out and she used to come back. I didnt know what he said to her, but she seemed a bit bothered abt him.
Anyway, I couldnt get to know much from her. But I went to her place again in the evening. Her brother was also present. I asked her straightforwardly..."you have some problem and you aren't telling me it. Pls tell me, I will definitely show you a way out"
It isn't that I can show her any way out, but atleast that will encourage her to tell me her problem. Naturally most people keep their problems to themselves without sharing with their friends because they feel its either too shameful , or its a problem where no one can help.
At that time, she seemed willing to talk, but was a bit hesitant, so I asked her brother to go to another room and leave us alone. What followed was something that ripped my heart and which I could never forget in my life. She literally fell on my lap and cried with such pain that I cannot explain her anguish, and sorrow. She told me that her owner's son had given her some intoxicating drink one day and raped her. Not only that, after that, when she regained consciousness, he told her that he had raped her, and as proof of his rape, he had left certain bite marks and scars on near her private parts. Secondly, he started blackmailing her and kept repeatedly raping her and extorting sexual favours as he pleased.
Subsequently, his blackmail reached a phase where he started restricting her from talking to anyone, as he was afraid that she may tell anyone bat this incident. He also told her that he had taken nude photographs of her and that he would put them up in the college.
The girl was so concerned about the disgrace that would be brought to her family if this thing was known that she complied with that beast's wishes. She felt there was no way out...and finally threatened that beast saying that she would die if he made any more demands. At that time, that senseless guy proposed a solution saying that "if she beds him for a further 200 times, he will leave her".
She was not happy with the proposal, and was on the verge of committing suicide, when I entered her life.
Finally, that guy wasn't worth a pig, either in matter of principles, ethics or looks. He is one of the ugliest persons I had ever come across, and he looked true to his nature...like a senseless beast.
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Arranged Marriages - A Big Wonder (Article) - 8/4/2003 9:31:03 AM
I have some thoughts...
Let me begin this way... Did you ever try to buy a puppy ?. If not, please ask anyone who did buy a puppy. Before anyone buys a puppy, they do a lot of work in identifying it's lineage, its bloodline, its parents, whether its registered with the Kennel Club or not.
If we take so much care and study before we purchase a pup, is it not as prudent to do a similar background check before we marry a life partner ?
Arranged marriages have a purpose, it helps in identifying cultural proximityIt isnt that one canot marry on their own, but its considered good if its mediated by the elders. In such an instance, at times of trouble, the elders can always pacify / do something to see that the relationships do not break easily. Moreover parents from both sides take on a responsibility.
Secondly, regarding the issue of photographs, I feel it is two way, when the groom seeks a photograph, he should send his own photograph too. And who said its always the groom's choice ? Its the choice of the bride as well. If a groom does visit a bride and likes her, the bride still has her say, she should be able to influence her parents and express her opinion about the match..
In fact, you must have been aware of a tradition called 'Swayamvaram" where the women were the choosers.
What I mean to say is, the concept is good, but it shouldnt be misused. Nor should it be used to force marriages even after either teh bride or groom dislikes. Everyone should carefully weigh a marriage proposal.
As far as dowries are considered, I am totally against it. Its really a shameful act...but its a deep rooted problem in our society...a lot needs to be done before it is removed totally.
I would also like to add that marriage is a mutual thing. Therefore, arranged marriages or not, both partners should be allowed to talk and exchange ideas.
I have a friend who started looking for matche son her own and registered on a couple of matrimonial sites, and more often than not, she always came across disgusting and frustrating people, who think marriage is something similar to dating. So, she herself decided that its difficult to find a proper match on her own. We need to use certain channels to find a right partner, and it isnt ripe enough that everyone finds their own partners. Of course, that wouyld give the girl a lot of independence and emancipation...but one needs to look at the number of broken marriages in the western world....!
At teh same time, I don't say that arranged marriages work. My mom and dad's was an arranged marriage, but they broke up and we had been trhough hell because of my father's selfishness and inconsiderate nature. It depends on individual nature, circumstances etc.
Its a complex issue and a discussion on that needs to be done at a broadef level, with a wider perspective.
Comments ? shrinie.yahoo.com
Foreign Son-In-Laws (Article) - 8/4/2003 9:12:16 AM
I agree with you. even I feel it so ridiculous that most parents would want tos end their daughters away to an unknown land, so far away from them, just to marry her off to an NRI, who probably would get a Green Card someday for himself and his wife.
Its really pathetic. There are so many bridegrooms available in india, who have their own achievements. Well, it may be difficult to find the right eprson soon, but a 'craze" for an NRI is what puts me off.
And to add to these woes, most girls look forward to such marriages with glee, expecting a very nice life in the U.S.
Isn't it a pity to leave behind your country, where you are so familiar and feel at home for a foreign country?
Its also a pity that most of these "lucky girls" have very6 bad experiences. This apart, they are always second rate residents. Of course, the U.S is very advanced, they have such technologies that are not yet heard in India. They facilitate ease of work etc., But we should also note that for a social Indian, living in the U.S is like living in a matchbox with no windows. Life is so mechanical, i know scores of people, who are not happy there, and who are homesick. They just are there to earn some money and come back.
I strongly feel that one shouldn't use one's life partner as a tool for earning more money. Family, love and affection is more important. Apart fromt his, the extreme social conditions in the U.S aren't a good influence on children who are born there. It would be very bad if it happens that the later generation isn't aware about their homeland. Know what? Most NRI's like their wives to give birth to their children in the U.S so that they become citizens of America ? For what? Disowning one's country doesnt give them a special privilege !
Whatever we are wherever we are, it isnt an issue of which nation you belong to, but the fact is that we all grow up as per the climatic and social conditions in each part of the world.
I have a friend who ahd to immigrate to the U.S alongwith her husband, she became pregnant soon after landing there and gave birth to a bouncy baby boy. The boy is now about 3 years old. they didnt have scope to come to india (Due to work and other issues) after the baby was born, and neither could they take their parents there. She recently came to India . When i visited her house, I felt so sorry for her mother, because, parenting ones' children's children is a joy in itself, which any grandparent would look forward to.
Everone knows the emphasis of what " a manavadu/ manavaralu" (grandson / granddaughter) has for a grandparent.
However, my friends mother had to keep herself content with watching her grandson occassionally on a webcam or through scanned photographs, or hear his breaking voice on a voice chat, when her daughter taught her son to say "ammamma"(granny).
And, finally when her daughter and grandson did come to India, the poor chap was running away from her because 1. She didnt know english and didnt know how to communicate with him, and 2) Because he was afraid of strangers and was considering his granny a stranger, howmuch ever his mom tried to explain to him. Finally the poor chap fell sick and they had to rush back to the U.S.
I am sure there would be many such stories, parents should consider all these aspects.
As far earning in the UY.S is considered, I feel that one should earn enough for a while and return to their homeland as soon as possible as the joy of sharing life with one's family, mother and father is a lot more money than a few hundred thousand dollars.
I consider time spent with my mom worth a few lakh dollars, thats why I didnt aspire to go to the U.S.
If I go, I will go only if I can either take my complete famil;y alongwith me, or if I have the intention of coming back soon, not settling there.
I know my roots, and also know that one can never disown their roots.
I definitely would like to achieve something great and tell that I am from "Kakinada" a small sleepy town in coastal andhra, than say " I did it in Boston Massachussetts"
Think about it. Comments ? shrinie.yahoo.com
September 11th Attack (Article) - 8/4/2003 8:44:08 AM
I liked your comments. Its unfortunate that America is acting like a big bully. But we should also not forget that most Americans are not for any kind of war, which has been proved during the recent war on Iraq. It is the result of cold war politics, and quest for domination and power that made America a nation that involved in the affairs of almost all countriues worldwide.
It is for the Americans to realise the cost of war, and the huge investments America makes into weaponry and defence. If it were to pool up the money it spent on the Iraq war alone, the health insurance needs of a majority of the population would have been met.
Apart fromt his, I agree with what you say about America's dual standards. Asking india to talk to Pakistan is like asking Bush to talk to Osama.Instead it should set a proper precedent by bringing about a bloodless agreement between the two countries, empty talks don't lead anywhere.
The U.S isnt a bad nation. it is a land of dreams for many. In fact, the U.S is nothing but a mix of the peoples of many nations who had been there and settled down.
The original americans are today in a way a minority !!
This should make us realise that geographical boundarioes isnt what counts, because its a one world. We should strive for that in spirit, not just to achieve domination and supremacy over each other.
TO INDIANS AND PAKISTANIS (Article) - 8/4/2003 7:19:53 AM
I have a personal observation : "The greatest victory is to bear and applaud at your opponents victory whole heartedly".
Sportsmanship is very alien to animosity, however, the tense relationships between India and Pakistan seem to have buried this evry spirit. Atleast in the hearts of the people. Did anyone imagine at any point of time what it would have been like, had India and Pakistan still been a single country? No doubts, it would emerge as one of the most powerful nations in the world.
Secondly, it is also the politicians who are to blame, they keep making a lot of claims...as if we will be going to war, only at the end to allow some third country to mediate and diffuse the situation. When we both know we cannot afford war, we shouldn't even talk let alone rant about it.
This only leads to a slide in busienssa nd effects the economy negatively due to reduced investments and giving an insecure feeling for foreign companies to do business in either country.
After all what do both nations want? We share a very deep common heritage that goes back a very long time. How come we came across these differences just so recently ?
The so called Agra summit, Lahore bus etc seem to have not worked. There is no point in cutting relations, only to re-join again. Like calling back an ambassador and again shaking hands. We should think practically and do what is more permanent.
E-mail Hassles (Article) - 8/4/2003 7:05:21 AM
I really don't know how I came across this webpage. I was doing a general search and came across your article about you being lazy and so on. It caught my attention to find someone mentioning about themselevs so frankly and openly.
I will definitely take time to review your articles, the titles seem to be very interesting, and articles written with lot of emotion.
As for your e-mail problem, there are some solutions, which, though they may not help you to a large extent, will atleast reduce the level of botheration. For instance, you can use bulk mail filters. Usually most Spam mails have an option for the users to unsubscribe from the mail. You can set the filter to remove mails which contain the words "remove " or "unsubscribe". If you are patioent enough, you can take time to keep unsubscribing from all the mass mails you receive, but this might not work completely, as the mail id's keep changing.
E-mail is a very important way and most convenient way of correspondence. So, its best to use it, and keep your id alive. Most of the Nigeria cash offers are fake and useless e-mails. Its not even worth your time reading them. Also, most of the mails that say" forward this to 10 people within so and so time...otherwise you will have bad luck " are also stupid e-mails. Wishes can come true, not by forwarding e-mails, but with immense faith, effort and perservation.
As for the viruses, always use the Scan for viruses option before downloading e-mails. THey not only disrupt your system, but some are so dangerous that they immediately send the virus to everyone on your mailing list.
Also, its advisable not to download and open mails from unknown people. Remember, nothing comes free in this world.
Do mail me back as I feel we can exchange lots of ideas.
CHRISTIANITY - CONVERSIONS (Article) - 6/25/2003 3:06:21 AM
I am glad to say that I am a converted christian. I specially thank my lord for leading me into this true way. One cannot taste the glory of Christ untill and unless they submit themselves to him. The knowledge of Christ is like a mountain. When one sees it from far, or from its foot, he could just see it as a mountain. But when he started climbing over it, step by step he can find the beauty in it and also the beauty of the city aroud it. As high as he climbs, that much he can enjoy the beauty. This is the same case with the holiness of Christ and Christianity. ONLY ONE WORD ABOUT HIM IS ENOUGH TO SAY THAT HE IS GREATER THAN ANY OTHER... "HE IS FREE FROM SIN"... I heard that in some vedas, its written that few gods repented for the sin they did... I don't want to mention the names... But how can u say that a sinner is a god??? Jesus hiself humbled himself and came to this world as a human n left an example for people how to live a sinless life and how to love one another... He even loved the people who are crucifying him and prayed to his father in heaven to forgive them... The same love he wanted everyone of us to have... Jesus told that he came to this world only for the sake of sinners but not for the sake of righteous people. He humbled himself and washed the feet of his disciples... In the same manner he wants every one of us to humble ourself... but not to fall on the feet of gurus and feel that as a great previlege... I don't know one thing.. but I wanted to know it from u... did ever Sai Baba told that he is god??? Please take this into positive sense... I does'nt mean to blame him... But just wanted to know... The main principle of Christianity is to love god and then love one another... this love should be the true one... There are stil many points... but it will be too lengthy to mention here...
Christ mentioned idol worship (worshipping idols which are man made) as one of the sin... That is why Christians will not agree to enter the temples or other holy places. But ofcourse many christian churches who could not understand this are still keeping the photos of Jesus and Cross. Idol worship means not only worshipping a statue, but each and everything that comes between u and Christ is an idol.
Coming to coversions I feel very sad to talk about missionaries (especially in India) that convert people, offering them some wordly pleasures. This is not a true service at all. Jesus will never suport this. This is not the will of god. This is the service, man is doing on his own accord. And there will be no fruit for this type of service. The only thing Jesus wants is to preach gospel to people who r in darkness of sin and to serve them with love and lead them to a eternal way. He told to help ur fellow brother, but not to offer help and turn people towards him. He told that, every Christian should be different from others in world... It doesn't mean that they should differ in physical appearance nor that they should not mingle with people of other religion... He wants to be different spiritually... If u can read The Holy Bible and understand it in right sense u can find answer for ur question, why Christians are being different... I am sorry if any of my words hurt you... i don't want to hurt people. but wanted them to know truth...
E-mail Hassles (Article) - 6/19/2003 2:26:09 PM
how are u doing
E-mail Hassles (Article) - 6/3/2003 5:15:59 AM
hello prashanthi garu,
acchu nenu wraasinatte anipinchindhandi,yendhukante almost andhariki alaage avuthuntundhandi....
ok,c u later,take crae,bye
WOMEN - PROSTITUTION (Article) - 4/24/2003 7:22:57 PM
We know prostitution has been around for centuries since the time of Christ, but their is a difference in those who prostitute themselves and those who like many women fall victims to the organized crime of Trafficking of women. The lucrative business of Trafficking of women is ABHORENT and everyone should know that their is a difference between those who prostitute themselves by choice and those who are forced, lied and abducted by this evil organized crime of Human Traffickers.
WHAT WOMEN LIKES IN MEN (Article) - 3/28/2003 9:24:09 AM
I agree with author's comments.
But now a days how many girls know "Satrupa" concept?
Modern women loosing their tenderness and becoming more rebelious.
Some of them cite them selves as feminists(but donot know what is feminism?).
A relation/marriage is an equilibirium which has to take care by both parties.Neither man is Inferior nor woman.Every body should realize about their duties instead of quarelling about the rights.
And here author used Rambha as....>(she is deemed as the prostitute for Gods).The word is too harsh.
But Rambha is DEVANARTHAKI whose duty is to entertain devaloka with her dance but not perform adultery with habitants of devaloka.
LOVE AFTER MARRIAGE ( OTHER THAN THE PARTNER) (Article) - 2/1/2003 9:44:13 PM
Love After Marriage is just a thought in a fools mind to have beleif in a wrong person.
It just happens with people who don't have common sence.
Jealousy (Article) - 1/6/2003 10:20:38 PM
nice story. don't be jeolous yourself
Arranged Marriages - A Big Wonder (Article) - 12/18/2002 7:12:28 AM
I have two sisters and all three of us had arranged marraiges.Well they worked for us.Good thing is our dad had lot of selfrespect and did not distribute our photos or did we have any meeting arranged with our wouldbes, we did talk to each other after our official engagement ceremony. We all had One priority and that is no dowry.We are well educated and I told myself if I can buy my husband with dowry then he will be like another object I purchased in shop and objects loose attraction after some time and how can love someone who do not have selfrespect and is not confident in himself of hardwork and his abilities to be successfull on own. I pity all those people who depend on fatherinlaws or parents for support.For that reason I do appreciate the US system of being independent from young age. In the end i do believe in arranged marraiges as long as parents and the girls dont loose their selfrespect in the process and bow to the wishes of bridegroom.
we should all condemn dowry system and better educate our community.
INDIA-PAKISTAN FRIENDS FORUM, AN IDEA (Article) - 12/18/2002 6:29:13 AM
Good idea.Hope it works.
KEEP LOVERS AWAY FROM TEMPLES AND MANDIRS(SHOULD WE?) (Article) - 11/26/2002 8:21:58 PM
Anyone can visit a temple.
What if lovers meet... They want heir love to move ahead... Nothing wrong! with it.
U came out with the correct points.i like it.
Naseeb ki baat hai! hum kuch nahin karsakte. Lovers who come to temples, in a sense view their love in a very desired andin a positive approcah. i vote 10 for this.
Sign a document and save a life (Article) - 11/26/2002 8:12:25 PM
Very wrong! How can the law question her like that, it's her very own life...
I am late now as i read this article. But my sympathy for her is earnest.
Turmoil (Poetry) - 12/31/2007 5:34:24 AM
I tried to stay with these lines without analysing them and found them very insightful. Thank you for such a beautiful poem !
A Love Letter (Poetry) - 4/23/2007 7:39:33 AM
this letter is poppin gurl
Do we need ceasefire? (Poetry) - 1/18/2005 2:20:03 AM
There should always be room for a ceasefire...
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS DIANA (Poetry) - 8/27/2004 11:14:07 PM
When I go through this again, I found out that I missed adding these two lines at the end.
'We sing you an elegy, for you the prodigy'.
Are you puzzled? (Poetry) - 7/18/2004 12:18:17 AM
I am Prasanthi who wrote this poem. Yes. This poem actually involves Indian Culture, specifically telugu tradition. 'Red' and 'Yellow' are symbolism of 'wifehood'. The colour of Tilak (which Indian woman have on their forehead in between the eye brows) is red. Yellow is the colour of saree(traditional attire of Indian woman) symbolism of 'Prosperity'. 'The end' in the poem is the edge of pallu (a part of the saree). It is a sarcastic and a teasing phrase. Woman trying to tie husbands at the pallu.
This girl in the poem send her photograph to her lover. She is describing her pose(stature) in the photo.
I can't post a photograph now. If you can see the photograph you can understand.
Welcome to India (Poetry) - 2/12/2004 9:50:28 PM
truly the India of the first creation before corruption.
blessing to peaceful hearts,
Turmoil (Poetry) - 12/3/2003 12:48:07 AM
Profound write...enjoyed much...cheers...love n luck....BHUWAN
Dear as you Wish (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:58:26 AM
Did it really happen? But remember, learn to live life your way, not the way someone else wants. We can discuss more on this later.
Untouchability, a Crime! (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:55:53 AM
The ancient culture of India was based upon a system of social diversification according to spiritual development.
Four orders of society were recognized based upon the four main goals of human beings and established society accordingly. These four groups were the Brahmins, the priests or spiritual class; the Kshatriya, the nobility or ruling class; the Vaishya, the merchants and farmers; and the Shudras or servants.
These four orders of society were called "varna", which has two meanings; first it means "color"; and second it means a "veil". As color it does not refer to the color of the skin of people, but to the qualities or energies of human nature. As a veil it shows the four different ways in which the Divine Self is hidden in human beings.
In ancient India, these divisions were not based on birth but based on qualifications. According to the Bhagavad Gita this Aryan family system broke down in India over three thousand years ago at the time of Krishna. Hence after three thousand years this system of determining natural aptitude has degenerated into the caste system which resembles it now only in form.
Dad's Reply (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:50:37 AM
Man was not made to be a non vegetarian. No one has the right to take the life of another being.
True, we do "kill" plants, but frankly, their nervous system isn't as advanced as animals, they don't feel such pain.
If someone talks about the balance of nature, we should realise that man's apetite for animal meat and industrialisation, pollution etc are the main causes that are disturbing the BoN.
Each year many billion mammals and birds are killed for food. It has been said that killing were carried out more scientifically without much pain. The truth is not so pleasant - commercial slaughterhouse are like visions of hell. Screaming animals are stunned by hammer blows, electric shock, or concussion guns. Often still alive, their throats are sliced and their flesh is cut off
Ethical considerations have always attracted many of the¬ world's greatest personalities including Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin,¬ Isaac Newton, George Bernard Shaw,Mahatma Gandi, William Blake, St Francis of Assisi, Alexander Pope, Leonardo da Vinci,Pythagoras, Michael Jackson, Peter Burwash and William Wordworth to adopt a vegetarian diet. These individuals are very famous amongst the most brilliant philosophers and original thinkers in world history, came from very diverse cultural, racial and religious background.
Pythagoras, famous mathematician, said,"Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods..." He ate bread and honey in the morning and raw vegetable at night. He would also pay fishermen to throw their catch back in the sea,
The great painter, inventor, sculptor, and poet Leonardo da Vinci wrote,"He who does not value life does not deserve it." He considered the bodies of meat-eaters to be "burial places," graveyards for the animals they eat.
the Bible emphatically states, "Thou shall not kill," and Lord Jesus Christ, who always displayed deep compassion for all living beings, stated, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Lord Buddha also taught the principle of ahimsha, nonviolence, specifically to protect innocent creatures from being slaughtered.
Aren't Vegetarians guilty of killing vegetables?. In response, it may be pointed out that vegetarian food such as fruits, nuts, milk, and grains do not require any killing. But even in those cases where a plant's life is taken, the pain involved is much less than when an animal is¬ slaughtered, because plant's nervous system is less developed. Clearly there is a vast difference between pulling a carrot out of the ground and killing a lamb.
If you are more interested, I can send you an article on this.
A Misunderstanding. (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:42:43 AM
From the literary aspect,I guess you will need to improve a bit on the words and sentence phrasing. I am not an expert, but your words have a lot of meaning, only the proper phrasing would make the sentence as beautiful as the thought
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:31:38 AM
Nice one. Are the feelings expressed in your poems a result of true experiences oir just your comprehension of Love and Life ?
LIFE (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:30:04 AM
Nice and amusing. At the same time conveys a serious thought...but this one is really entertaining,
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:22:00 AM
You have broached a subject that remains a mystery to almost everyone today. But, it is a mystery only till you understand what it is. Suppose I give you a cup of tea without sugar, you wouldn't might find it tasteless, but the taste in it is known only to a diabetic, because it is the taste of life for him.
Similarly, you will not be able to understand "Salvation" unless you are close to God, and realise what is actually important in this world. This is a topic which I have been trying to study / research since a long time, and my comments have gone to the extent that my mom fears I will become a Saint (Sanyasi). But no, it isnt so, we need to fulfil the four ashrams of life.
In Vedic times, the normal human life was regarded as eighty-four years, consisting of four sections of twenty-one years each. The first twenty-one years is called the "Brahmacharya ashram", the stage of youth or learning, which requires a certain discipline, guidance and purity for its full flowering.
The second twenty-one years, from ages twenty-one to forty-two, is called the "Grihastha ashram" or householder phase. This is the main time for having children and raising a family, as well as for working and fulfilling our duties to society.
The third section of twenty-one years, from ages forty-two to sixty-three is the "Vanaprastha" or the hermitage phase. This is a time for return to contemplation and for guiding society in the distance.
The fourth and last section from sixty-three to eighty-four is the "Sannyasa" or renunciation phase. The person, now an elder full of wisdom, inwardly aims to renounce all the outer goals of life. He also becomes a teacher of the spiritual knowledge and no longer partakes in social or political concerns.
In this we see that only twenty-one years are allotted for the outer duties of life. Three-quarters of life is to be devoted primarily to spiritual study.
My Heart (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:14:07 AM
Your poem seems fine, but contrary to what you have been advocating in your articles about the independence of a woman, you seem to be surrendering yourself completely to someone, who doesnt seem to deserve your love.
Change the poem...or better still....change the person !!
Remember, Love isnt pain, realise yourself, you seem to be a very sweet person, with sweet thoughts.
Welcome to India (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:08:13 AM
In spirit this seems good,I like your love of the country
But..... (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:06:04 AM
Don't worry, you willt ide over the loss. As I had mentioned in one of your reviews, "A person who makes you cry is not worth your tears, and those you cry for, will not make you cry ".
To let go off Someone! (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 7:02:47 AM
Its really a beautiful comparison. I am reminded of a quotation "The real loss in once life is not death, but what dies within us while we live "
Your sentences carry great meanings. Keep up the excellent work.
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 6:59:43 AM
Wow !! These few lines are so intense...they punch you in your heart.....Good work. One of my friends wrote
" I burn my candles at both ends,
It gives a lovely light
But, Ah ! My friends
and Oh! My Foes,
It will not last the night '
Turmoil (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 6:53:58 AM
It speaks so much about the uncertainity, indefiniteness of life. Melancholic and beautiful...its like a lilting lullaby...but one with sorrow.
Friend Vs Lover (Poetry) - 8/3/2003 10:39:33 PM
There will be a thin layer between Love and F'ship. All friends are not lovers. But a friend turning to be a lover, greatest of all joys. 'A good husband may not be a good friend. But a good friend will be a good husband'. I am sure Suman you can be a good husband to your friend for you are her friend. Wishing you all the Best.
Romance (Poetry) - 8/3/2003 10:33:39 PM
Suman, I feel it as an emotional form of love. Romance is nothing but making others feel that they are our world.(I mean our lover/life partner) Giving our company. Sharing all our feelings. This is my opinion. Physical closeness can be found everywhere. But Romance, enjoying each and every moment of life, depends on the tastes and cooperation of the better half.
Life Without You (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 5:41:53 AM
upto now i really used to be alone allmy freetime,but now after reading this i realized i am missing some one ,hope i can meeeeeet that someone very sooooooon
To let go off Someone! (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 5:39:49 AM
very very nice
Friend Vs Lover (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 5:34:56 AM
yea u described in heart touching manner the basic differences b/n LOVER n FRIEND........
but 2 be frank ,i remaked my FRIEND to LOVER,after reading this poem together.......
gr8 feeing for ur sayings ,i love this.........
No one can explain in depth like u ,keeeep it up prasanthi..........
Romance (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 5:30:00 AM
yeaaaaaaaaaaa right saying,romance is an expression of love..........i really agreeeeeeeeee u what ur internal intension regarding ROMANCE..............
romance is physical sense of love,i think so.......
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 8/2/2003 5:26:53 AM
is made me really really love those wholoves me the way in this "whom do u love",gr8 to read this n improved my lovingness towards others............
Friend Vs Lover (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 9:48:01 PM
it is really gooddd......
keep it up.....
LOVE - SYMPTOMS (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 9:39:18 PM
but don't be patient of love.....
Until.. (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 9:19:54 PM
it seems that u fell in love with someone...
it is fantastic....
WHO IS A LOVER? (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 9:11:38 PM
it is really very goooooodd.....
Turmoil (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 5:51:59 AM
Eventhough the language is simple,I feel the prasanthi trying to play with words...may be the past birth's sins ..reap the fruits now ..U mean to say that sins will reap fruits...like u r name make your mind cool. I am sure u will become a good poet...
Turmoil (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 4:43:02 PM
Beautiful, thoughtful and rhythmic
But..... (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 10:19:42 AM
Hope for the best Shanti. Time shall bring Good days to us.
To let go off Someone! (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 10:16:17 AM
True! it isn't easy to let go off someone.
Life is a voyage that's homeward(to the grave) bound.
Turmoil (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 10:07:32 AM
There's Pain & suffering in your poem.
It's wisely said:
"The saddest song is beautiful enough"
I wish i could change the way u feel.
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 7/4/2003 10:02:08 AM
To pity distress is but human, to relieve it is Godlike.
We have in life many toubles in many forms and kinds... and the power to face the storm is wildly within us...after we face them , we find that they have no substance or reality left... Let's Overcome.
very true(your poem) when time is really bad.
To let go off Someone! (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 8:41:09 PM
After a long time.. ya its true always letting somebody go is not easy.. I am going thru the same kind of situation.. not physical.. but..
You improved a lot.. I appreciate your work
To Husbands all over the World (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 7:21:11 PM
oh my god its....very beautiful....really..i love this ....
Turmoil (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 7:08:22 PM
I like it very much.hmm..ya.. i don't have any otherwords ...simply..i love it..thats it
Turmoil (Poetry) - 5/10/2003 7:42:16 PM
A beautiful poem about the life's uncertainities. But please kill the karma theory, it does not help but only leads to fatalism.
"Life is a test.
It is only a test.
Had this been a real
life you would have been
instructed where to go and
what to do." - Unknown
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/28/2003 6:59:15 AM
This is a good one.
It looks like u write these poems as an experienced one
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 4/28/2003 6:57:44 AM
Really a beautiful thought.
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/26/2003 11:27:12 PM
a beautiful and realistic one really its trustworthy to go through your articles and poetry.the one who understands will definitely feel where he or she stands. ramu
But..... (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 4:44:09 PM
The last two lines are powerful!
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 4:42:53 PM
an intense one
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 4:42:12 PM
this is a beautiful poem
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 11:34:30 AM
Well done. Take charge of your life. We are here to do and be or we wouldn't be here. There!!! My sermon for the day. [smiles]
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 8:29:27 AM
Wow, I can definitely relate to this turmoil...
Very deep and insightful poem..
Turmoil (Poetry) - 4/24/2003 7:19:54 AM
A very profound poem.Very well done.
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 4/23/2003 10:11:25 PM
are they stones or gems?
Stone - Tears (Poetry) - 4/23/2003 8:10:14 PM
To let go off Someone! (Poetry) - 4/4/2003 12:12:32 AM
i think this is WO........... i have ever read till now ... wana make more comments ... reply me... sanju reddy ,auckland ,nz
Who is a Friend? (Poetry) - 2/11/2003 6:49:22 AM
wow u hv mentioned all the things , wt the good friend to be...!
Friendship (Poetry) - 2/11/2003 6:47:21 AM
Wow... nice poetry and nice comparision...
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 2/11/2003 6:35:01 AM
Its true but not all the times...!depends on the luck
WHO IS A LOVER? (Poetry) - 2/11/2003 6:27:02 AM
But..... (Poetry) - 2/11/2003 6:14:48 AM
I think u hv so much tallent. ur peom is so nice. all the best for future
But..... (Poetry) - 2/2/2003 5:11:41 AM
nice poem continue it
u can succeed
wish u all the best
Who is a Friend? (Poetry) - 2/1/2003 8:50:40 PM
wow... this poem really awesome......i really appreciate ur feelings for a frnd.
My Heart (Poetry) - 1/9/2003 4:09:11 AM
ton coeur est le reflect ton ame.sweet person
But..... (Poetry) - 12/28/2002 6:37:54 AM
Your heart fixed in the frame of "BUT"
like a golden plate placed in show-case
"IF"it was not placed there
and covered in dust
who will recognise.
We wish more provision for
"IF" rather than "BUT"
But..... (Poetry) - 12/17/2002 10:42:45 AM
This is very touching...Excellent expression of words!
But..... (Poetry) - 12/17/2002 10:00:04 AM
nice write!! thanks so much for sharing!
But..... (Poetry) - 12/17/2002 9:34:49 AM
Oh this is so sad yet endearing! :O)
Welcome to India (Poetry) - 12/16/2002 10:07:55 AM
Yes we have to welcome our people living around all over the word if this come true .. then India Will be more than US .. I mean if that days some true India word appears BOLD & Beutifulll....
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 12/14/2002 6:25:25 AM
no i don't believe all this stuff
in my view love..
"LOVE A FOOLISH TRICK OF HEART IT ABSENT THE MIND "
Welcome to India (Poetry) - 12/14/2002 6:18:44 AM
yes.. i can leave my lap top and land on mother land where is peace ?
u said to enjoy the sounds of bullets
to hear the sounds of corruptoin ,red tapesum,starving people etc more..
I LOVE INDIA WITHOUT POLITICIANS.......
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 1:06:35 AM
very nice poem
STRANGE (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 1:01:52 AM
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 12:56:21 AM
very good one
FINAL TRIBUTE OF TEARS (Poetry) - 11/21/2002 11:01:14 PM
Dad's Reply (Poetry) - 11/21/2002 10:42:01 PM
As satish commented... that's very true.
"Struggle for existence" is for every living being. Death is the truth, the ultimate... that may come in any form, maybe as a murderer, a butcher, an accident, a sickenes...But ultimately it is death...
Aaa petalu, time ayipoyindi
Welcome to India (Poetry) - 11/21/2002 10:29:27 PM
The concept is good, but today, even INDIA isn't the safest place, with the masses of terroists roaming like free lions, hunting, killing, threatening...and what not.
Aestheticc beauty can be found only in some places now,...But onething the food is superb and simply delightful.
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/20/2002 3:46:04 AM
prasanthi has written well ...good work ...
one can't stop himself/herself from praising prasanthi ..
just i want to keep some comments ...
here are the comments ...
My Heart is like that with you in it.
comment 1 :-
"My Heart is like that with you" (or)
"My Heart with u is like that " is enough ,
b'cos "in it" is understood .
I attain bravery in your slavery.
Comment 2: -
it would have been better if some other sentence with the same meaning
is used here ...instead of the word "slavery" which sounds like
"u are a slave" .
I always be contended.
No wish but to hold your hand
No wish but to rest in your arms
comment 3 :-
if u r contended , u may get the chance of holding hand but not the
rest in their arms
Do we need ceasefire? (Poetry) - 11/19/2002 11:20:07 PM
I found this interesting, but to be honest i'm not sure i quite grasped the concept, i'd be interested in hearing the background for this piece.
With - Without God (Poetry) - 11/16/2002 7:48:28 PM
Shocked. I do not know that there is such a vulgar meaning for the word, "Clap".
What I mean is "Claps"(a sign of the king to summon his servants, and like an applause
when we see a good performance). The actual meaning is though I am not born as a queen, I got everything if I clap like a Royal person.
With - Without God (Poetry) - 11/16/2002 9:00:47 AM
great write... in english slang, "clap" in a sexual disease which may interfere with the american readers reference to "playing in your lap
I got everything with a clap"... unless that's what you intended...
With - Without God (Poetry) - 11/16/2002 8:29:24 AM
lovely write, uppalapati! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
With - Without God (Poetry) - 11/15/2002 7:32:29 PM
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 11/14/2002 8:39:40 AM
Prashanti! i am envious of u...y am i not spontaneous like u...Very good one.
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 11/14/2002 8:37:02 AM
ha-ha-ha-ha! Nice one very true.
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 11/14/2002 8:34:58 AM
Prashanti r u in love, and is ur make warm and very affectionate, like the way u mention it... u r real lucky if u have such a nice mate...
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/13/2002 11:38:18 PM
A beautiful poem. I feel your beautiful heart in your words. And any man whom has your heart, is a very lucky young man!
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/13/2002 3:31:14 PM
This is really beautiful, with a touch of longing also!
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/13/2002 1:40:53 PM
I am happy that you have found this type trust with someone. Bill
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/13/2002 9:31:17 AM
very nice write, uppalapati!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 11/10/2002 8:10:59 AM
The Bahama poet at www.BahamasPoems.com - enjoyed the rich simplicity and smooth flow.
It reveals the mystery of our faith and something hoped for that is evidently lacking in our everyday struggles and experiences.
To reach that ultimate joy, perhaps it is necessary to isolate onself from what is viewed as the spiritual superficial.
Who is a Friend? (Poetry) - 11/8/2002 5:46:45 PM
A lovely poem and a lovely statement about friends. It is nice to have that true friend, one who does not judge you, but accepts you and loves you no matter what! You never know how or when you will meet a new friend.
Thanks Friend, for writing this one.
To Husbands all over the World (Poetry) - 10/28/2002 7:13:24 AM
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 9/3/2002 7:14:58 AM
Whom ever you think but the theme is like a
ray of small light in the regular sequences of darkness.
Romance (Poetry) - 8/10/2002 4:14:17 AM
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 8/10/2002 4:11:21 AM
Approach is nice
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 7/30/2002 10:26:39 AM
Before Salvation one should try for following Dharma,Earn money for fulfilment
of minimum needs and then only think for
salvation.Since salvation is the last stage
why do you develop disgust about it in the first instance.However I appriciate your
far-sightedness in this regard.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 7/30/2002 6:35:31 AM
My sincere request if not advise is that never venture into those areas where you don't have in-depth knowledge. "Salvation", as you thought, is not about nothing. It's something beyond this physical world and it has become a continuous pursuit for humanbeings (particularly in India). Volumes have been written about this aspect.
I am not discouraging you from writing poems about philosophical topics. But before doing that please have a look at the subject, understand it, feel it and then pen down your opinions. It is always better.
Anyhow, as the lines go "MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP...MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP", you have to go a long way in this literary journey.
with warm regards
c. raghothama rao (raghu)
God's Boon (Poetry) - 7/16/2002 3:32:50 PM
Nicely put, how hard it is to decide one perfect wish. What that wish would be is subjective. I wonder... what is the most common perfect wish
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 2:39:13 AM
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 1:32:10 AM
Salvation in your view is not defined well. Lord Buddha attained Bliss in salvation only. We people who are craving for materilistics pleasures will die oneday without attaining any salvation.
To Osama Bin Laaden!! (Poetry) - 7/11/2002 3:09:05 PM
Itís a great poem. I wish, Bin Laden should read this poem and change his mind to use his power for world peace instead of world destruction.
Who is a Friend? (Poetry) - 7/11/2002 2:58:55 PM
It simply SUPERB and great poem about friend. Unfortunately, now a days very hard to find such a friend.
Never encourage a poet or a writer. (Poetry) - 7/9/2002 1:47:04 PM
Interesting and humorous :) Its nice to read a poet be a critic of their own work, especially from an upcoming poet. Reflects your humbleness.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 7/2/2002 10:04:13 AM
Exclusion isn't salvation. Good write!
Who is a Friend? (Poetry) - 6/25/2002 10:32:07 PM
..And how best can we define a friend?
Ooppps..I nothings comes up in my mind.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/24/2002 2:28:17 PM
Very interesting perspective.Please do come out with more of this kind of writing.Good luck!
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/23/2002 6:10:13 AM
While rating this poem i'm detatched from being logical ;-).The presentation of the concept is nice. When the "beatuful cloth" of life it self is the made up of valuable fabrics like "feelings","emotions" etc., no point in being detatched. good work miss.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 11:58:12 PM
very interesting ,Thought provoking poem,and
good words(definations),all the best.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 8:21:02 AM
Hi Prashanti Garu,
You have to know onething that, this world is going to be end according to the ......., ok. So some people don't wanna live in this world which has bad also. Bu they don't know that they can win it, they think that get rid this wolrd I mean detached, and they are going to have this world with new era (Satya Yug). I think more and more on this always. But I cann't define anything, anyway, nice thought.
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/21/2002 8:00:47 AM
Dear all is Matrix
So u are feeling that
but eras will find us
We are socrates of our time
we are drinking bowl and bowls of poison
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/17/2002 7:31:23 PM
perhaps they need to be reattached...
WHY SALVATION? (Poetry) - 6/17/2002 10:21:29 AM
Nice write... interesting definitions.
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 6/16/2002 11:53:11 PM
It's really good.
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 6/4/2002 8:16:16 AM
LIFE (Poetry) - 6/1/2002 8:56:36 PM
That was beautiful. I think you did a great job. Life should never be taken for granted.
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 6/1/2002 8:48:39 PM
This is the most beautiful poem and every word is so true. I wish to find someone like that but I think one has to be very fortunate to find someone like that. Have you? I am also from AP but currently living in USA. You have a great talent which is God Gift!!!
WHO IS A LOVER? (Poetry) - 6/1/2002 7:16:58 AM
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 6/1/2002 7:14:10 AM
I fully agree with u. But I love my mum more than anybody coz she is the one who takes care of u, who bothers abt u, who is almost everything for u more and more and more than anybody. I love the one who is always with me.
FINAL TRIBUTE OF TEARS (Poetry) - 5/31/2002 12:08:35 PM
Im crying. Its beautifully expressed.
To Parents, With Love (Poetry) - 5/31/2002 12:02:35 PM
To Husbands all over the World (Poetry) - 5/29/2002 2:29:06 AM
Tender sweet thoughts
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 7:36:14 AM
Nice and lovely piece.
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 2:38:24 AM
Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 2:27:49 AM
nice write.... :-)
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 2:19:09 AM
Good write Prasanthi! Some lucky people have such loved ones, but some (like me) are better off with some good true friends and depending on myself. Life's lless-complicated that way, I swear :)
WHOM DO YOU LOVE? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 1:52:38 AM
WHO IS A LOVER? (Poetry) - 5/28/2002 1:47:44 AM
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/26/2002 10:24:10 AM
Very nice poem
What to Share? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:27:46 AM
How Love should Be? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:24:10 AM
not that appealing
What is Love? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:21:33 AM
i think thats all is not love i do hav diff views but as iamnt a shayar i couldnt put it forward but there is lot lot lot more for love which i think u n not only u but no one can put forward
Life, Many Views (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:18:19 AM
very well put, the views of the life
My Views on Life (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:15:56 AM
i think the 1st 4 lines r already from another poem anyhow the views r well presented n may this is the continuation of the previous poem
New Pledge to Indians (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:13:05 AM
its good but not possible
Print Vs Multi Media. (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:10:42 AM
the beginning is not that good n overall the poem doesnt appeal 2 the heart
Attitude on Exams (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:07:31 AM
if all the parents accept this then there will b not that pressure on the students mind as it exists now
Feelings Universal (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 7:03:40 AM
if the world is like as u said above then there would hav been any need fro u to write a message to Laden
To Parents, With Love (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:59:47 AM
nice tribute 2 parents like 2 forward 2 my parents too
Education (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:58:12 AM
i think education is not everything it is Sanskaram which is not gained by education n knowledge. if so then all the developed countries which boast of 100percent literacy should b free of any abnormalities
Magic Key to the heart (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:53:45 AM
nice but not as other poems
Are you puzzled? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:50:49 AM
no words 2 say, fabulous
Once and Now (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:46:00 AM
another feather in the luv poems
Once and Now (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:45:21 AM
A Misunderstanding. (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:42:59 AM
luvs feeling well expressed
Between You and Me (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:34:15 AM
i dont know upto what time u hav gone into the past but the things which u said 2 b present now r present from ages.
Dear as you Wish (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:29:12 AM
When do I pen? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:25:50 AM
Never encourage a poet or a writer. (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:19:31 AM
i dont agree coz when u encourage them their morale boosts n when u want 2 cut them then its in ur hands
My Confidence (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:15:10 AM
agree with satish n anthony limon
FINAL TRIBUTE OF TEARS (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:12:14 AM
ur translation is becoming par excellent n the poem moves my heart as recently my aunt whom i treat as my mother departed recently n i know the emotional break out.
WHY SHOULD I PEN? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:08:02 AM
a drop of water will not make the sea n also never the sea is made without those drops. its the job of all us 2 achieve it n ur work is put forward nicely n makes others think as well. but in the 2nd para is it 'do' r 'does' clarify my doubt.
MY SIGNIFICANT SPECIAL (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 6:02:25 AM
agree totally with Sandie Angel
WHY DO THESE FEELINGS? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:59:49 AM
A WISH - HOW TO FULFILL? (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:50:31 AM
shows the greenery of life
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:46:17 AM
the elixir of life xplained. each moment of life well put forward n tells us the ideal path 2 take up
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS DIANA (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:43:34 AM
i like princess Diana very much n nothing fits much better than the above words which tell us the years of fight for life in short
phrases. xcellent n mind blowing
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:39:21 AM
its good n i tried 2 put the above words into telugu n wanted feel but i think the original poem makes the diff
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:37:26 AM
the ultimate fact kept into words. but sounds a bit of 'viragya'
LOVE - SYMPTOMS (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:35:48 AM
its nice but what i feel is the info is already given in present day movies
LOVE -- RISK (Poetry) - 5/25/2002 5:33:53 AM
it is been nicely told what v hav 2 do that our concious sees and is concluded well in the end
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/24/2002 9:30:46 AM
you have become master in penning love poems.
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCESS DIANA (Poetry) - 5/22/2002 8:09:06 AM
Hi Prasanthi, you made ideal and urslef for your great thinking and hardwork. BEST OF LUCK FOR FUTURE POEMS!!!!
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 5/22/2002 8:01:31 AM
If u take it as jovial, it is good.
LOVE - SYMPTOMS (Poetry) - 5/22/2002 7:54:58 AM
We dream lot of things,
But only some them can b achieved.
LOVE -- RISK (Poetry) - 5/22/2002 7:47:50 AM
No risks to be involved or courage is required to love somebody. All u need is pure heart and original love and afeection. What do u say?
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/21/2002 7:41:43 PM
Go for it..........
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/20/2002 11:23:34 AM
Prashanthi garu....you are really born with the wealth of knowledge it gives me immense inspiration when I read your articles or poems.. well when I saw your reply to me today I was so happy. I am so lucky to have a friend like you..
What is Love? (Poetry) - 5/19/2002 12:49:40 PM
Prasanthi, do you think love is only this. I think you are not matured. What is your age? What about Mothers Love, Love on GOD, Sister, brother, father, pet, poor people, etc., The way you had written is OK, but think in broad way before you pen, so that we can see many more best poems from our great author Prasanthi. Daya Sagar.
Romance (Poetry) - 5/19/2002 12:33:19 PM
Prasanthi, till now i thought that there nowords to explain/tell what romance is !!! But you had proved that my idea is wrong, in a special way. Nice work. You had written this by your experience or by bookish knowledge? I think ROMANCE is something more than what you have explained, still there are no words to define it. Anyway it is nice. Daya Sagar.
When do I pen? (Poetry) - 5/19/2002 12:22:57 PM
Hi Prashanthi, Nice to see at what times you will pen. Can you please tell me with what feelings you first pen to me.
Also tell me from where can I read your telugu poems. Daya Sagar.
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 11:26:52 PM
I agree with George!
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 10:38:04 PM
no end, no beginning... just cycles of enlightenment...
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 10:18:16 PM
give it a chance, you'll be surprised...
My Reply (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 9:48:29 PM
The underlined meaning of the poem is fine but the arrangement of words and the rhetoric should be improved. Keep it up
LOVE - SYMPTOMS (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 9:15:34 PM
Emotions are true when
the love is pure
Love is sure
when those emotions are pure
LOVE -- RISK (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 9:01:23 PM
Yes a good poem. But I think love is not a risk and we love better if we take risks
Why I can't submit any poem?(Once) (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 7:29:17 PM
Your friends are right. Go for the gold!
LOVE -- RISK (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 7:07:37 PM
Yes...it is worth the life. Good, insightful write, Prasanthi.
LOVE - SYMPTOMS (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 6:28:10 PM
Great expression! A true case of "love fever." Strikes most all of us at one time or another...
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 9:54:46 AM
It's God I guess, can't argue!
A Truth about Life (Poetry) - 5/16/2002 8:14:20 AM
I enjoyed this, also!
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/13/2002 2:08:16 AM
You Still Write Better Than Most Americans Can
Even Begin To Read___ Keep Them Coming!!
Etal: Exactly Right___Never Ever Take Anything For Granted,You Go To Sleep . Nite Never Knowing Should You Awaken Fore Dawn!
Your Friend, TRASK
MY SIGNIFICANT SPECIAL (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 5:41:09 PM
I agree with Cathy, your dad really loves you.
One of the most important thing to do translation from one language to another is to never to forget to input any verbs. Verbs makes the poem whole and makes the sentences whole. The sentences should all be direct sentences making direct statements. The most powerful tool of writing poetry is to use direct sentences.
Gentle Heart, Soft Spoken,
Tender kid, wonder Dad,
He smothers me with his words,
He pampers me with his looks.
Full of admiration, Seeks inspiration,
Occasionally Naughty, Expressions faulty,
Gives me 100% rights,
But he exercises the authority
You smother me
with your kind words
creating this tender kid that I am/
You pamper me
with your gentle heart,
with the wonders of your looks.
I admire you,
for you are the authority figure.
You inspire me,
for you give me 100% rights
to do the right things.
You are full of advice.
Whenever I'm wrong
You teach me right.
You are great!
I love you!
Well, that was just my suggestion, take it or leave it. The poem is yours.
Sandie Angel :o)
WHY DO THESE FEELINGS? (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 5:10:08 PM
You don't need the last line, your title says it all, and the title should be "Why Do I Have These Feelings?"
Okay, the poem may be paraded this way, ending with.....
so as to let the readers fill in the rest by themselves. Yeah why? Why do THEY have these feelings as well? Leave them with their own feelings and imaginations at the end. Don't ask the readers why do you have these feelings at the end, they don't know, all they know is that THEY TOO will have these kind of feelings and THEY TOO will feel them with you, and they are free to add in some more of them own at the end of this poem or they can stop whenever they want to stop.
Why do I have these feelings?
Hope this helps. Just my humble opinion.
Sandie Angel :o)
A WISH - HOW TO FULFILL? (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 4:36:48 PM
Nice work!!!!! Translation is very hard to achieve from one language to another, but I think you are mastering it well.
Sandie Angel :o)
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 11:57:45 AM
for everything there is a season. it is each, our responsibility to live life as a gift and return it only when asked for its return.
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 10:31:52 AM
its fine..but some lines may put u in trouble,if u are saying them for granted.I hope u got what I m saying.....
A Love Letter (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 8:47:56 AM
OOh I AM MOVED. Deeply moved. Good luck !
To Osama Bin Laaden!! (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 8:42:16 AM
Well its ok but look at the preachers of other religion too. Sense of self deprival is the one creating Ball Thakray and Bin Laden.
Never encourage a poet or a writer. (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 8:33:18 AM
Well do u want me to follow your notions? Any ways may be it is based on experiences by you..........
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 8:30:45 AM
Enamouring poem. Well Life is Life, looks thats you have given some clear admonition's like moms do before the child go to sleep. Great Work Any way !
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 8:30:02 AM
Nice poem Prasanthi. The translation seems fine to me and as for the last line..you have to correct the lines in Hindi because it's not the right grammar. It should read like this:
"chaahe log kya kuch bhi kahe,
is safar ka anth bhee hota hai, jaise hoti hai iski shuruaat"
and the translation should be:
Whatever the world says,
This journey too has an end
Just like the way it had started.
LIFE (Poetry) - 5/12/2002 7:26:25 AM
Good messages with this poem.
Life is like a kaliedescope,
it has many forms, and shapes.
Each time it changes,
it's up to us to grasp its colours.
Nice one uppalapati!!!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
My Reply (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 11:09:34 PM
This one is very good.May be because I also enjoyed alot sitting on daaba.
My Reply (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 3:41:18 PM
When I Am Alone I Find Myself!
DREAM ___ TRASK
A WISH - HOW TO FULFILL? (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 6:00:11 AM
My Reply (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 5:58:28 AM
I enjoyed it. Thanks.
STRANGE (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 5:40:27 AM
So very true!!
A WISH - HOW TO FULFILL? (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 5:39:38 AM
Great write! I'd love to read it in Hindi, it must sound like a ghazal truly.. :)
My Reply (Poetry) - 5/11/2002 5:38:08 AM
This is a beautiful write. You're doing much better indeed! It was an unexpected ending, hehe.. :) Take care and keep writing!
STRANGE (Poetry) - 5/10/2002 3:33:43 PM
This is very perceptive and well-written, too.
A WISH - HOW TO FULFILL? (Poetry) - 5/10/2002 3:31:31 PM
The imagery is beautiful. This has a lovely flow to it, as well.