November 5th, 2012

Great Karmayogi

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An Excellent Example of Nishkaama Karmayog (Selfless Service)

"We cannot sustain ourselves, unless we contribute to the society in someway or the other. I strongly feel if even one person does his bit towards social good, there will be some change."

Practicing what he preaches


A will to serve combined with a sense of social justice has been the guiding principle of P. Kalyanasundaram, who has spent over 45 years in social service. A gold medallist in library science, he is also an MA in literature and history. During his 35-year-career as a librarian at the Kumarkurupara Arts College at Srivaikuntam in Tuticorin district, he gave away all his salary for charity and did odd jobs to meet his daily needs. He has also come forward to donate his body and eyes to the Tirunelveli Medical College.



The Union Government has acclaimed
him as `
The Best Librarian in India’

He has also been chosen asone of
the top ten librarians of the world’

The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, has honoured him as `one of the noblest of the world’,

While the United Nations Organisation adjudged him as ‘one
of the Outstanding
People of the 20th

An American organisation has also selected him as the `Man of the Millennium.’

Mr. Kalyanasundaram, who has founded a social welfare organisation, `Paalam’, shares his experiences in a chat with Prathiba Parameswaran. SIMPLICITY In life and exemplariness in practice has been the hallmark of Mr. Kalyanasundaram. Born in August 1953 at Melakarivelamkulam in Tirunelveli district, he lost his father at a very young age. It was his mother, who inspired him to serve the poor.

When he was at college, the Indo-China war broke out, and he contributed his gold chain to the then Chief Minister, Kamaraj, for the war fund. At this time around, he went to meet Balasubramanian, Editor, Ananda Vikatan. "He sent me away, saying he would write about me the day I donated something I had earned myself. I did not speak a word to anyone about what I had done. I took it as a challenge," Mr. Kalyanasundaram recalls. Ever since he got a job as a librarian in Tuticorin, he has contributed all his salary, pension benefits and ancestral property to social welfare. It was not until 1990, when he received his pension arrears and contributed it to the Collector’s Fund, that the then Tiruneveli Collector felicitated him, despite his protests.

The `Paalam’ serves as a bridge between donors and beneficiaries: it collects money and materials from those willing to donate and distribute them among the weaker sections. It has also contributed to the cyclone relief funds in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, and has helped the earthquake victims in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

"We cannot sustain ourselves, unless we contribute towards the society in someway or the other. I strongly feel if even one person does his bit towards social good, there will be some change," he asserts. Mr. Kalyanasundaram feels that one must achieve something in his chosen field. His contribution to library science is immense. A thesis he submitted as part of his post-graduate course to the Madurai Kamaraj University fetched him distinction. He has also hit upon an easy way of tracing and accessing books in libraries. His ability to strike a rapport even with youngsters is remarkable.

He cites the instance when he started wearing khaadi. At college, he was required to take classes on Gandhian-ism. "I had to speak about simplicity and everything Gandhi stood for, but I was clad in expensive clothes. That was when I decided to switch over to khaadi," he relates. Since then he had always practised what he stood for, making himself a role model for many youths. He was popular among college and school students, and many of them have joined his organisation.

He has long-term plans for his organisation. One is the setting up of a nationalised digital library with modern equipment, which could be accessed by people from all walks of life.

He also wants to set up an international children’s university in Tamil Nadu, with foreign aid. However, he says, a mission has a meaning only when the right people are involved in it. The Directorate of Public Libraries should recruit people with a library science background to be librarians, he says. "And good librarians should have a broad knowledge of everything."



January 22nd, 2012

“The Doctor who was in a Hurry”

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“The Doctor who was in a Hurry”
Swami Avadhutananda

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s mother going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the mother yelled:

“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense …of …responsibility?”
The doctor smiled and said: “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.”
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the mother angrily.
The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Bible ‘From dust we came and to dust we return, blessed be the name of God.’ Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, More

August 21st, 2011

Life May Not Give Us A Second Chance

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Life May Not Give Us A Second Chance

It was 25th January 2011. Nisha was waiting for her husband Akshaye. It was their marriage anniversary. Things had changed since their marriage. From the cute couple they turned into a fighting one. They quarreled everyday on every small thing. Nisha gave up thinking that Akshaye must

have forgotten their anniversary and surely won’t be back home on time. Akshaye too didn’t like how the things were going. She was so loving, so caring before marriage. How everything had changed so radically. Yet they still loved each other. More

Summary of All scams of India : Rs. 910603234300000/-

See how Lokpal Bill can curb the politicians, Circulate it to create awareness

Existing System

No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge evidence because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come under the government. Before starting investigation or prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated.

System Proposed by civil society

Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have power to initiate investigations and prosecution against any officer or politician without needing anyone’s permission. Investigation should be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year. Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.

Existing System

No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented.


August 20th, 2011

Anna Hazare

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1.Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man(Unmarried). Fought 1965 Indo-Pak war.

2.What’s so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra.

3.This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village. More

Express News Service: Last Updated : 14 Jul 2011 11:18:33 AM IS

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kovalam MLA Jameela Prakasam has criticised Finance Minister K M Mani’s stand that only the Supreme Court had the authority to know more about and take a final decision on the riches found in the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Jameela said such a stand, which was spelt out by  Mani in his Budget speech, was an insult to the experience and wisdom of the elected members of the Assembly and the people who voted them.

According to her, the riches were not safe in the Temple and she wanted the State Government to exercise its powers and shift the treasure to SBT’s ‘mega chest’ and convert the physical assets, except items of historical value like the throne of Kulasekhara Perumal, into financial assets. Once converted, these should be safely deposited in the state’s public sector banks, including the SBT.


Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of   his court, More

June 6th, 2011


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A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever.

She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked herself out with the keys in the car. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse.

The baby sitter  said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.”
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had left their keys in their locked car. She looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” More

Born in 476 CE in Kusumpur (Bihar), Aryabhatt’s intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparalleled treatise on mathematics called “Aryabhatiyam.” He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space – 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. More

Those who are initiated into the sannyasa ashrama, the fourth and the highest or the final ashrama or station in life, are addressed as Swami, as those who enter grhastaashrama are addressed as Shrimaan or Shrimati. At a superficial level Avadhuta simply means an ascetic. Ananda is Bliss. So Avadhutananda simply means ‘bliss of asceticism’ or ‘bliss of an ascetic’ or ‘bliss of being an ascetic’. A sannyaasi has no choice but to be in Bliss! Now if we take just the word Avadhuta, More

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