Uncle Pai is dead and now will twinkle from the skies above us, for all the children of India.

TINKLE and AMAR CHITHRA KATHA, will be the reminders in our day to day life, of this great soul who has pioneered a COMIC REVOLUTION in India.  These books are in a way the strong roots that bind us to the rich culture and heritage of our great country.  It is so simple that we all are attracted to these tales; same time will have a profound role in moulding us as true Indians.

Read a Wikipedia article on him;

and his creations;

Read Amar Chithra Katha here :

Read Tinkle online :            

Also try this :

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Lincoln’s Letter to his Son’s Teacher

Found the  following recently as a link from Mathrubhumi online, posted by dear mom on  facebook.

It is mentioned there as to be read by all teachers, along with a malayalam translation. Those who wish to go for the translation, may go to the following link:

A search in Google with the caption of this post, yielded several results and speaks about its popularity.

So go on and read it.

He will have to learn, I know,

that all men are not just,

all men are not true.

But teach him also that

for every scoundrel there is a hero;

that for every selfish Politician,

there is a dedicated leader…

Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,

Steer him away from envy,

if you can,

teach him the secret of

quiet laughter.

Let him learn early that

the bullies are the easiest to lick…

Teach him, if you can,

the wonder of books…

But also give him quiet time

to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky,

bees in the sun,

and the flowers on a green hillside.

In the school teach him

it is far honourable to fail

than to cheat…

Teach him to have faith

in his own ideas,

even if everyone tells him

they are wrong…

Teach him to be gentle

with gentle people,

and tough with the tough.

Try to give my son

the strength not to follow the crowd

when everyone is getting on the band wagon…

Teach him to listen to all men…

but teach him also to filter

all he hears on a screen of truth,

and take only the good

that comes through.

Teach him if you can,

how to laugh when he is sad…

Teach him there is no shame in tears,

Teach him to scoff at cynics

and to beware of too much sweetness…

Teach him to sell his brawn

and brain to the highest bidders

but never to put a price-tag

on his heart and soul.

Teach him to close his ears

o a howling mob

and to stand and fight

if he thinks he’s right.

Treat him gently,

but do not cuddle him,

because only the test

of fire makes fine steel.

Let him have the courage

to be impatient…

let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him always

to have sublime faith in himself,

because then he will have

sublime faith in mankind.

This is a big order,

but see what you can do…

He is such a fine little fellow,

my son!

~ Abraham Lincoln

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And to know about him more :

Oh God! Save Me! Forgive them!

At least, a few of you may remember the following lines from an earlier post by me.

“But there are many shops selling pet animals here who are even importing dangerous and unusual pets such as Lions, Tigers, Baboons or even Pythons. Recently a python found on a road in Sharjah had created some panic to the passer-bys. Illegal trade of near extinct animals is reported many a times in media.”

Once again I have come across a similar incident reported by media here. A Cheetah was roaming free on streets at Sharjah! After the stroll, it was found resting near a mosque. Obvious, must be praying to save him from cruel humans who kept him in captivity.

Courtesy : Gulf News
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Candle light dinners are usually considered as romantic.

Once a while you may feel it heavenly and turn off the lights.

How about one at Sharjah now? Sharjah residents are now having such dinner’s everyday in their life. But if you need to sweat out through the dinner will it be romantic?

Reason to sweat out is the power outages. And leave the dinner, how it will be to sweat out all the day and the days to come in a desert city?

Ask the Sharjah residents about it. I have experienced few days of that sort in last year August and this year May. Problems seemed to have been resolved until 1st of Jul 2010 when I was leaving for my vacation to India, and people were relieved and optimistic. But now I am receiving fresh reports of power outages in Sharjah, even in the international media as well as in person update from my dad who is in Sharjah now and scheduled to join us in India next month. He has sent me few links and a photo of himself sleeping in the car at night, keeping the AC on.

And finally, power returns to most of the areas in Sharjah.
Gulf news report :

I hope and pray that,these days never return to Sharjah.


Shakira croons Waka Waka and Vuvuzela blown by fans.

Fifa World Cup Football has taken over the world. My home town, Tirur in Malappuram District of Kerala, also making news with its diehard fans.






Just search the net and you will be surprised at how this town is taking part in the Fifa World Cup. And if you would like to know more, there are some people who can take you there. Just visit

Enjoy the crooning Shakira and lyrics

When I reach Tirur for my vacation next month, the frenzy and tempo will be reaching the pinnacle. And I am waiting to see my mad mad mad fellows there!!!!!!

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