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Remembering Brave, Beautiful, Brainy Iron Lady : Ms Jayalalitha Jayaraman

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Some people influence you a big time, they might be a bunch of paradoxes, they might be having great flaws, however the positive traits in them are that great and influential that we are bound to fall for their charm and magic. The Brave, Beautiful, Brainy Iron Lady Ms Jayalalitha Jayaraman is such influence of my life. I dont claim she is my role model, however the positive traits in her are amazing and we have somuch to learn from those traits.

I have grown observing her as a Politican of Tamilnadu. Her role in Tamilnadu Politics and in National Politics. I was always fascinated by her guts, audacity and her leadership skills.She was a Queen Bee who ruled the TN Politics, which was hugely dominated by Men. She not only just survived but RULED to the BEST of her ability.

It is not easy even today for a woman to take up leadership roles even in corporates easily, it is not easy surviving the management level challenges. And Indian Politics is one such field which is totally hostile to Women. Even in such hostile environment of Politics, She made her mark and ruled like a QUEEN BEE. She is admired by millions of her admirers across the World. She is well known for her administrative capabilities and people friendly schemes.

On December 5th, She expired after battling illhealth for  70 plus days at the age of 68.

 She ruled the hearts of people. She was one of the resilient, shrewd, popular Politicians.She inspired the girls to dream big and how to be fearless.She inspired all the girls how not to quit.She inspired how to be courageous and not to get disheartened of the insults and how to make a comeback.

Mam Jayalalitha!!!Your life is an inspiration to the girls of the Nation. May your soul rest in peace.

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Here is a beautiful interview of Ms Jayalalitha with Ms Simi Garewal, this 2 part interview is one of her best interviews, do check the episodes.

Part 1:

Part 2 :

Rest in Peace Ms Jayalalitha Jayaraman. You ruled the hearts of people. You were one of the resilient, shrewd, popular Politicians.

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This post shared on Facebook by Charanya Kannan sums up just why Jayalalithaa held such a special place in the hearts of not only her followers, but those who knew her as well.

Read the post here.

She was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan. The entire cast & crew would stand up every time the veteran actor walked in, but the Church Park educated, English speaking Jayalalitha sat there with her legs crossed, reading her book. It was this audacity that went on to define the rest of her political career. Obviously, she was a charming, multi-faceted actor who was trained in various dance forms. But not so obviously, she was well read and witty, she was intelligent and she knew it. It was not merely her affair with MGR that drew her to politics, it was her prolific ability to speak in English & Hindi with an intellect that could match an economist. When MGR died, she sat conspicuously at his head for an entire two days, relegating his wife Janaki to a sidelined spot. Janaki’s aids tried to push her away, in fact pinched her, stepped on her feet, but she refused to budge. When she got on to the carriage for the final procession, she was visibly pushed off it in front of all television cameras. This effrontery was what would help her survive all those years of politics that would follow. The entire party split into two after MGR’s death, but four years later united under her leadership to form one formidable opposition.
She won against all odds. She was a white skinned Brahmin in a party that thrived due to its Dravidian anti-class rhetoric. She was a glamorous actor who cannot, by definition, be taken seriously. Above all, she was a woman trying to ascend to power in 1980s in Tamilnadu. An unmarried, childless woman. To put it in context, she was not only walking a path of thorns, she did it in an oxygen less chamber while her arms and legs were tied. It’s a feat that she survived at all, not to mention that she actually thrived. In 1989, when she opposed Karunanidhi’s presentation of the budget, she was almost disrobed in the assembly. This was in addition to being the recipient of lewd comments and hair pulling. This is probably the highest documented insult that a woman has ever faced in a state Assembly. Yet she persisted. She came out of that incident more guarded than ever before. She wrapped herself in layers of clothing and stopped wearing any jewelry at all. She succeeded at ‘desexualizing’ herself and branded herself as ‘amma’ (mother), the only known way to gain respect in that highly testosterone filled environment.
Everyone knows her as the person who silences opposition and who creates sycophants who fall at her feet and worship her. This was the only possible way she could command, consolidate and hold on to the otherwise elusive power. If she was any more cordial than this, she might have as well been an airhostess.
She played popular politics. When the DMK promised laptops, she provided table fans, mixers and grinders instead all branded with her cherubic photograph on it. She accumulated disproportionate assets in 1996, and has faced her share of atonement. However, no one else, not even men, could have been a formidable opposition to the DMK that has systematized corruption and nepotism in ways that she couldn’t. Forget her followers who baselessly immolate themselves or cut off their fingers in a spree of blind devotion towards her. I have spoken to several civil servants of the state who claim they function with lesser interference under her leadership than under the other party.
And with four and a half years of her term left, there is no single leader that can fill her void. It will be several years, even decades, before another woman can even remotely achieve what she did in a state like Tamilnadu. Now her statues will come up all over the state, and for once I’m glad. In a few generations, all that will matter is that there is a woman’s statue as well, and that statue is not a mere kannagi who was venerated because she was a perfect wife, but of a woman who was a true and powerful leader of her own merit and her own making.

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Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Some Monday Thoughts…

​#MondayThoughts 


While learning from others be like a sincere Slave…

While mentoring others be a humble and caring Master…

While sharing knowledge be generous and selfless like a Father…

While working…work confidently  and take ownership as if you own the company…

While protecting your team…be like a Audacious Emperor  protecting his Empire…

Have a great week ahead

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu 

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Philosophy behind Ramayana

Philosophy behind Ramayana:

The philosophy of Ramayana which explains how relevant is Ramayan for everyone even after thousands of years…..

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‘Ra’ means light, ‘Ma’ means within me, in my heart. So, 

Rama means the Light Within Me..

Rama was born to Dasharath & Kousalya.

Dasharath means ‘Ten Chariots’..

The ten chariots symbolize the five sense organs & five organs of action..

Kousalya means ‘Skill’..

The skillful rider of the ten chariots can give birth to Ram..

When the ten chariots are used skillfully,

Radiance is born within..

Rama was born in Ayodhya.

Ayodhya means ‘a place where no war can happen’..

When There Is No Conflict In Our Mind, Then The Radiance Can Dawn..

The Ramayana is not just a story which happened long ago..

It has a philosophical, spiritual significance and a deep truth in it..

It is said that the Ramayana is happening in Your Own Body.

Your Soul is Rama, 

Your Mind is Sita, 

Your Breath or Life-Force (Prana) is Hanuman, 

Your Awareness is Laxmana and 

Your Ego is Ravana..

When the Mind (Sita),is stolen by the Ego (Ravana), then the Soul (Rama) gets Restless..

Now the SOUL (Rama) cannot reach the Mind (Sita) on its own.. 

It has to take the help of the Breath – the Prana (Hanuman) by Being In Awareness(Laxmana)

With the help of the Prana (Hanuman), & Awareness(Laxmana),

The Mind (Sita) got reunited with The Soul (Rama) and The Ego (Ravana) died/ vanished..

In reality Ramayana is an eternal phenomenon happening all the time..

Content Courtesy: From a Friend’s timeline on Facebook

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Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu 

Posted in My Favourite Music

Some of My Favorite Songs of this season: November 2016

Hi All,

Here  are Some of my favorite songs in this season, do check them and do share your favorite songs of the season in the comments.

1) Closer ft.Halsey: The lyrics and the music make this song simply amazing.
This is still top in my favorite list this season.

We ain’t ever getting older
We ain’t ever getting older
We ain’t ever getting older
You look as good as the day I met you
I forget just why I left you,
I was insane

2) Maroon 5’s Don’t Wanna Know : How beautiful the lyrics are:

Do you think of me? Of what we used to be?
Is it better now that I’m not around?
My friends are actin’ strange, they don’t bring up your name
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?
I don’t wanna know, know, know, know

3) Mehram Kahaani 2:

Mujhe kuch mat de,
Bas rakh le mera nazrana,
Bin sharton ke,
Haan tujhse mera yaarana,

Mujhe mehram mehram mehram,
Mujhe mehram jaan le

4) 24k Magic Bruno Mars:
This is one different song of Bruno Mars, not the regular types of Bruno Mars, however this dance and music is amazing

Players, put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Uh, look out!

5) Hanikarak Bapu Dangal:
Bapu sehat ke liye..
Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh hanikarak hai

Hum pe thodi daya toh karo
Hum nanhe baalak hai

Discipline itna na
Re discipline itna
Khudkushi ke laayak hai

Baapu sehat ke liye
Tu toh haanikaarak hai

6) Oye Meghamla Majnu

Oye meghamlaa
Thelindhe naa chinni manase
Hey mila mila la
Minugurulaa maarindhi varase
Kannulaki ee rojilaa andhanga
Lokam kanipinchene nee vallaa

Chaala baagundhe nee ventunte
Yedho avuthundhe neethovunte

 

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life's Like That, Travel and Places

Sunday Visit To Keesaragutta Temple near Hyderabad

 

This Sunday, we had an awesome early morning drive to Keesaragutta temple today with Mom and Bro. Keesaragutta is a temple of Lord Shiva in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Legend has it that Sri Rama installed the Siva lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana, a Brahman. He selected this beautiful valley surrounded by hills and verdant greenery for the purpose and ordered Hanuman to bring a Sivlingam from Varanasi. Hanuman was late in arriving with the Siva lingam and as the auspicious hour was nearing, Lord Siva himself appeared before Sri Rama and presented a Sivilingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the temple is called Swayambhu Linga. It is also called Ramalingeswara as lord Sri Rama had installed the lingam.

Hanuman returned with 101 lingams for selection from Varanasi and felt aggrieved at not having his lingam installed. Hence he threw them all over the area. Even to this day several lingams are found scattered all over the place outside the temple.

To mollify Hanuman, Sri Rama ordained that precedence would be given to him for worship at the temple. He also said that the hillock where the lingam was installed would bear his name kesarigiri i.e., Hanuman, the son of Kesari. Over a period of time, it has colloquially transformed and is now known as Keesara and the hill as Keesaragutta. Ever since, the rituals follow the command of Sri Rama.(Content Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Do plan to visit the temple when you are in Hyderabad…the drive to the temple is good and don’t forget keeping a check on the monkeys near the temple. You get to buy several varieties of local seasonal fruits fresh from the farms near the temple and in the entire route to the temple.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life's Like That, Travel and Places

Firstever Solo trip to a far destination : Trip to Matheran

Finally, mustering some more courage I planned to expand the range of my solo trips, today i went to a solo trip that too to Matheran. It was nail biting, suspenseful trip because the 70 percent of travel to this destination included the mountain terrains and curvy ghat roads. And while travelling i had second thoughts about traveling to this place in non monsoon time, however once i reached Matheran it was a different world.

 

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Once I reached the destination, the real fun began, on Matheran the only modes of transport allowed are walk, Horse riding and rickshaw pulled by people. I opted for horse riding as i thought it was the best option. It was the first time that I sat on a horse and explored different places on the hill for couple of hours. And throughout the journey the constant friends were “Monkeys”. Having explored the places I could, i started back my journey to Pune with a determination that learning “Horse Ridiing” as one of my TO DO things in life. Afterall I alway boast I am a Czarina and what’s a Czarina without Horse Riding Skills 😉

Do plan your visit to Matheran when you are in Pune ( After Monsoons might be the best time..)

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life's Like That, My Favourite Music, Personal Development, Some stuff for Inspiration

Ajai Alai

 

Ajai Alai – Invincible, Indestructible.
Abhai Abai – Fearless, Unchanging.
Abhoo Ajoo – Unformed, Unborn.
Anaas Akaas – Imperishable, Etheric
Aganj Abhanj – Unbreakable, Impenetrable.
Alakh Abhakh – Unseen, Unaffected.
Akaal Dy-aal – Undying, Merciful
Alaykh Abhaykh – Indescribable, Uncostumed.
Anaam Akaam – Nameless, Desireless.
Agaah Ataah – Unfathomable, Incorruptible.
Anaathae Pramaathae – Unmastered, Destroyer.
Ajonee Amonee – Beyond birth, Beyond silence.
Na Raagay Na Rangay – Beyond love, Beyond color.
Na Roopay Na Raykhay – Beyond form, Beyond shape.
Akarmang Abharmang – Beyond karma, Beyond doubt.
Aganjae Alaykhae – Unconquerable, Indescribable

This Mantra is so rhythmic and poetic that even if you would like to sing along and hum along with this. Its a mantra of Power, real inner power. Real inner strength and Will power This mantra is known to dissolve anger and lifts one up out of depression. This beautiful mantra is written in Gurmukhi by Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji and is part of Jaap Sahib.

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